Arati is an offering of respect, welcome, or worship to an exalted person. Since the most exalted person is the Supreme Lord, it is most appropriate to offer arati to Him. Arati is one aspect of Deity worship. During arati, auspicious items are offered to the Deity.
Darshan is a sanskrit word that means vision or view and is most commonly used in the context of Hindu worship. It can also be defined as an apparition, or a glimpse. One may seek and receive the darshan of a deity and upon sight that Darshan may invoke an immediate connection between that deity and the devotee. A Darshan can ultimately be described as an experience purposed on helping one focus and call out to his or her sense of spirituality.
Arati & Darshan Schedule
|4.30 am||Mangala Arati||4.30 am – 5 am|
|5 am||Tulasi Arati|
|7.15 am||Shringara Arati||7.15 am – 7.45 am|
|8.15 am||Dhoopa Arati||8.15 am – 9 am|
|1 pm||Raj Bhoga Arati||1 pm – 1.15 pm|
|4.10 pm||Vaikalika Arati||4.10 pm – 4.20 pm|
|6 pm||Gaura Arati||6 pm – 6.30 pm|
*Altar curtains are open at this time only
|Monday to Friday|
|7.50 am||Srimad Bhagavatam|
|6.30 pm||Bhagavad Gita|
|7.30 am||Caitanya Caritamrta|
|4.30 pm||Sunday Feast Class|
All the Hare Krishna temples (ISKCON) carry out missionary activities so they invite all people of good will who want to gain more knowledge about the spiritual life and the service to God, to learn how to put into practice the methods of spiritual development in his life.
Anyone can visit the temple, but people who are drunk, dirty, with weapons, in the angry mood and hostile to the teaching of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada or otherwise behaving inappropriately are not admitted to the temple.
In order to organize events, hang ads or make announcements in the temple and its territory you have to get the permission of the temple administration.