Distributing Chocolates in Nagar Sankirtan

ASK BVKS | July 16, 2011 |

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Question:

Is it good to distribute chocolates during nagar sankirtan?

Some senior devotees said that if you have no prasadam facility and someone want to give something during kirtan, then it’s OK. So please help me and give answer. What is the instruction of Srila Prabhupada regaring this?

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