Reside in temple

Can a grihatha devotee,who is doing mangla aarti service and some other services,also doing job,can reside in iskcon temple guest house giving donation from his salary?Was is approved by prabhu pada or GBC?

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  • E-Counselor

    Hare Krsna PRabhuji,


    During Srila Prabhupada's time, devotees would work outside and donate their entire salary to the temple. Some devotees were made to work outside to support the temple. So apart from working outside, they were also involved in all services within the temple, and donating to the temple 100% of their salary.

    Coming to whether it is sanctioned by GBC, best way to find out is to approach the temple and make this proposal - devotee will do services for mangalarati and other services, stay in the guest house, work outside and pay for the guest house rental. Temple will decide whether they want this to happen or not.


    Your servant,

    Radha Rasamayi DD

    • Pranams. Good answer. Agreed. Best is to discuss with local temple authorities.

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