• Volunteer

    Hare Krishna, humle obeisances AGTSP!

    Addition to what sudipta prabhu said:

    It is stated in the Tantra-sastra, "If the smell of the garland which was offered to the Deity in the temple enters into a person's nostrils, immediately his bondage to sinful activities becomes cleared. And even if one has no sinful activities, still, by smelling such remnants of flowers, one can advance from Mayavadi[impersonalist] to devotee." There are several instances of this, a prime one being the advancement of the four Kumaras. They were impersonalist Mayavadis, but after smelling the remnants of flowers and incense in the temple, they turned to become devotees.

    Your servant

  • Volunteer

    Hare Krishna Prabhuji, Dandavat Pranam. All glories to Srila Prabhupada

    Hare Krishna, yes it is all right to do and one of the approved process of Bhakti out of 64 items as explained in the Caitanya-caritāmṛta (Madhya 22.115-28), Lord Caitanya lists sixty-four regulative principles one must follow to be elevated to the highest platform of devotional service. In the list of 64 things to do it comes at (41) To smell incense and flowers offered to the Deity.

    The significance is that its engages our smell organ nose ( which is one of the sense organ out of five knowledge acquiring sense organs) in direct service of Krishna, smelling flowers used by Krishna is engaging our sense directly to Krishna 's service thus it increases our attraction towards all attractive Krishna.

    Hope this will help

    Your aspiring Servant,

    Hari Bol

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