Becoming a pujarini

Dear all,

    Please accept my humble obesciances. All glories to Srila Prabhupada. I have almost all of Srila Prabhupada's books.  My husband and I have been in Krishna Consciousness for almost 10 years now. He wants to teach and I would like to become a pujarini. I had a friend who did it with Gaur-Nitai.

   What is the prcess and what should I study?? I'm also learning Sanskrit.



                                 Bhaktin Abigail

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  • Sevak

    Hare Krsna Mataji 

    There are lot of resources available to learn Deity Worship.

    Website -

    Books -  printed book  downloadable book

    Videos -

    There are also seminars and online sessions available

    All the best Mataji 

    Hare Krsna


  • E-Counselor

    Hare KRsna Mataji,


    Firstly, really sorry for not addressing your question earlier.

    When you say you want to become a pujarini, do you mean in the temple or at home? To become a pujarini in the temple, you have to check with local temple authorities, I woudlnt know. Reason - there is a BIG debate going on in GBC regarding female diksha gurus. At the same time, I am aware that Srila Prabhupada allowed matajis to do pujari service. SO I dont know what to answer. Best to do what the local temple authority decides. Anyways, you cannot become a pujarini wihtout temple management consent.

    Please understand that all answers are not with us. I am aware that deity worship course is taught in Mayapur.. I am not aware whether it is open to everyone, or only for gurukul students. So half knowledge is dangerous. Thats why I was resisting replying. 

    If you want to become a pujarini for your home deities - most most welcome. Plaese bring deities under guidance from your diksha/ shiksha gurus. 


    Ypur apologetic servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

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