Deities

Twenty-Two Years To The Day

Yesterday devotees in Moscow celebrated the installation of their Gaura Nitai deities exactly twenty-two years ago. I was thinking how pleased Srila Prabhupada must be with them for maintaining a consistent and high standard for over two decades. Because of various factors the devotees have had to move their temple numerous times – but the [...]

Worship in Awe and Reverence

We are not forbidden to worship the Deities but it must not become a casual thing. We have to very careful in the Deity worship, to worship in the proper mood and not to commit offences against the Deities.

Yamuna Devi Deity

Today we are taking the Yamuna deity who was discovered underground at Radha Kunda last year for repair in Jaipur. Yamuna devi is one of the 5 personalities who grants entrance into the transcendental abode of Vrindavan. We beg for her mercy and hope to reestablish her worship to it’s full glory. “Yamunadevi is so [...]

Morning’s Puja

Early morning puja helps to purify the heart so that we may perform our daily services in a mood of pure devotion.

A Prayer to Ones Deity

“O Lord, You kindly appear in deity forms, both nonmoving and moving, of seven kinds: fashioned from stone, metal, clay, wood, sand, jewels and paint. You also appear as the Salagrama-sila. Wherever and however You appear, Your devotees worship You with pure devotion. You establish all these deity forms, which are manifestations of eternity, knowledge [...]

Illuminations on Deity Worship

The darsan of the Deity of the Lord who is worshipped very nicely and dressed with beautiful ornaments is more attractive than anything else in this world.

Benefits of Deity Worship

If the Deity was really stone or marble or wooden statue, then how does the devotee who worships Him become purified and possessed of all the beautiful spiritual qualities?

Puja

My Radha Govinda Today In Vrindavan

My Radha Govinda with buckets of color for Holi,which is being celebrated today here in Vrindavan along with Gaura Purnima. The colors are flying!

Krsna and Balarama’s Gurukula

Ujjain is called Avantipur in the ancient scriptures. It is where Krsna and Balarama attended the Gurukula of their teacher Sandipani-muni. The lake Krsna and Balarama bathed in is still there, as well as the kunda that Sandipani-muni bathed in daily.