The morning program at the temple begins at 4:15 am and ends at 8:45 am.
4:15 am – Mangala Arati
At 3:45 am, the Deities are offered jagarana seva (waking up the Deities) followed by the balya bhoga offering (the morning offering of sweet rice). After that Their Lordships get ready to receive mangala-arati, the first arati of the day. At 4:15 am, the conch-shells blow announcing the opening of the altar doors. A grand arati is performed by offering incense, lamp, water, cloth, flowers, chamara (fan made of yak tail) & vyajana (fan made of peacock feathers) to Their Lordships. Devotees sing Guru-ashtaka, a song composed by Srila Vishwanatha Chakravarty Thakura glorifying the spiritual master.
4:35 am – Sri Tulasi puja and Narasimha Kirtan
Every day Tulasi puja is performed at 4:35 am and at 6:45 pm.
Tulasi worship consists of:
- Tulasi Pranama: Devotees chant Tulasi Pranama Mantra thrice and offer obeisances to Tulasi.
- Tulasi Arati: Offering of incense, lamp and flowers to Tulasi Devi as the devotees sing the Tulasi Kirtana.
- Tulasi Pradakshina: Devotees circumambulate Tulasi Devi chanting the Pradakshina Mantra. Devotees again offer obeisances chanting the Tulasi Pranama Mantra.
5:00 am – Nitya Shodasha Upachara Puja & Japa Meditation
Devotees chant Hare Krishna Maha Mantra. Behind the closed altar doors, the murtis of Sri Sri Nitai Gauranga and Shaligrama are offered shodashopachara seva (worship of the Deities with sixteen upacharas). As part of the shodashopachara seva, the Deities are also offered panchamrita abhisheka (a ceremonial bathing with milk, curds, ghee, honey and sweet water) and are dressed gorgeously. The mula-vigrahas are also adorned in gorgeous outfits and garlands.
7:15 am – Shringara Darshana Arati in Sri Radha Krishna Temple
7:25 am – Shringara Darshana Arati in Sri Sudarshana Narasimha Temple
7:40 am – Guru Puja
After the arati, guru-puja is performed by the devotees to the Deity of Srila Prabhupada.
8:00 am – Lecture on the Srimad-Bhagavatam
The evening darshan opens at 4:15 pm and closes at 8:30 pm.
|4:15am – 4:30am||Mangalarati|
|4:30am – 4:35am||Narasimha Kirtan|
|4:35am – 5:00am||Tulasi Puja (Altar is closed during this time)|
|5:00am – 7:15am||Hare Krishna Maha Mantra Meditation
(Altar is closed during this time)
|7:15am – 7:22am||Shringara Arati in Sri Radha Krishna Temple|
|7:25am – 7:40am||Shringara Arati in Sri Sudarshana Narasimha Temple|
|7:40am – 8:00am||Guru Puja and Hare Krishna Kirtan|
|8:15am – 8:30am||Bhoga Offering (Altar is closed during this time)|
|8:00am – 8:45am||Srimad-Bhagavatam Class|
|12:00pm – 12:20pm||Raj Bhog Offering (Altar is closed during this time)|
|12:30pm – 12:50pm||Raj Bhog Arati|
|1:00pm – 4:15pm||Temple remains closed|
|4:15pm – 4:30pm||Dhupa Arati|
|5:30pm – 5:45pm||Bhoga Offering (Altar is closed during this time)|
|6:45pm – 6:55pm||Tulasi Puja|
|7:00pm – 7:20pm||Sandhya Arati in Sri Radha Krishna Temple|
|7:20pm – 7:45pm||Sandhya Arati in Sri Sudarshana Narasimha Temple|
|7:45pm – 8:15pm||Bhagavad-gita class|
|8:00pm – 8:15pm||Bhoga offering (Altar is closed during this time)|
|8:15pm – 8:30pm||Dhupa Arati|
|8:30pm||Temple closes for the day|