The morning program begins at the auspicious time before sun-rise known as brahma-muhurta. It is said that the early morning hours is the optimal time for spiritual activities. There are several components of the morning program.
MANGALA ARATI SONG: Samsara Davanala Lidha Loka (Sri Gurvastakam)
Around 5:00 AM or 5:30 AM, the most auspicious arati ceremony, known as mangala arati, takes place. While the Deities are being worshipped, the song glorifying the pure and bona fide spiritual master is sung loudly by devotees.
NRSIMHA PRAYERS: Namaste Narasimhaya
Following any arati is the Nrsimha prayers. During the arati ceremony, one might unknowingly commit offenses. Therefore, in order to pray for forgiveness and glorify the one who removes obstacles, prayers to Lord Nrsimhadeva must be chanted.
Following the arati, the ten offenses of the Holy name are read out loud, to remind oneself the dangers of these offenses and guard against them.
SIKSASTAKAM: Ceto Darpana Marjanam (Sri Siksastakam)
The prayers of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu containing the philosophy of Sri Krsna sankirtana and the humble attitude of a devotee are sung.
PRAYERS TO THE SIX GOSWAMIS: Krsnotkirtana Gana Nartana (Sri Sadgosvamyastakam)
Some temples will also sing the eight prayers glorifying the six Goswamis of Vrndavana:
TULASI KIRTANA: Namo Namah Tulasi Krsna Preyasi
Then, devotees glorify the plant who is the dearest to the Lord. In fact, she is so potent that she can bestow pure devotion to Krsna. Therefore, devotees glorify her and pray for devotion to Krsna. JAPA: In the mornings around 5:30 AM, devotees are given time to chant on their rosary beads, known as the japamala. By the order of Srila Prabhupada, initiated devotees must chant sixteen rounds of the mahamantra on their japamala. For more information on how to properly do japa, please visit the Japa Page. SRNGARA ARATI: During the japa, the pujaris will dress the Deities in their outfits for the day. When the curtains open around 7:00 AM, all devotees will offer obeisances and the recording of the Govindam prayers from the 1970 album “Radha Krsna Temple” will play.GOVINDAM PRAYERS The worship of the spiritual master takes place. All devotees will face Srila Prabhupada and offer worshipable arati items to him. The spiritual master is the only person who can help us connect to Lord Krsna. Although the spiritual master is not God, we worship him in the same manner as if God were to be worshipped. Srimad Bhagavatan Classs (Monday to Friday 08 to 09 AM )
GURU PUJA (Verses 1 through 4): Sri Guru Carana Padma Kevala Bhakati Sadma (Sri Guru Vandana)
Depending on how the temple operates, class on the Bhagavad Gita is done ideally for a half hour. After that, the evening arati ceremony takes place worshiping Lord Caitanya. The evening arati is known as sandhya arati.
SANDHYA ARATI: Jaya Jaya Gauracander Aratiko Sobha
Just like the mangala arati, it is followed by the
Nrsimha prayers. After that, prasadam is served for the evening.
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