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Slogam 13

Bhagavad Gita Chapter 17.13

vidhi-hīnam asṛṣṭānnaḿ
mantra-hīnam adakṣiṇam
śraddhā-virahitaḿ yajñaḿ
tāmasaḿ paricakṣate


Any sacrifice performed without regard for the directions of scripture, without distribution of prasadam [spiritual food], without chanting of Vedic hymns and remunerations to the priests, and without faith is considered to be in the mode of ignorance.