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Hare Krsna Prabhuji,
First we open the altar, pray to guru and gauranga that we may start our service and blow conch. Offer obeisances. Then we put flute and crown wherever applicable, see that the altar is ok, no adjustments need to be done and then start arati.
We start with dhoop, then deep (typically this is pancha pradeep, ghee lamp of 5 wicks), then water in a conchshell, then cloth, then flowers, then chamar, then peacock feather fan, then fold your hands and say your silent prayer, then again blow conch and then offer obeisances. i have only told you the order of offering the various items, not the number of times they have to be circled because I heard in a lecture by HG Pankajanghri prabhuji that offering is more important than number of times.
All the while, we have to sing song as per the arati being done, whether mangalarti, or darshan arati or any later arati.
For bhoga, we ahve to lay the plate, keep a seat to invite the deities and one flower for the gurus. Then mentally invite the gurus, working your way upto the detities, then start with the guru mantras, then Srila Prabhupada mantra, then
Namo Maha Vadanyaya Krsna Prema Pradayaate, Krsnaya Krsna Chaitanya Naamne Gauratvishe Namah - 3 times. Then
Namo Brahmanya Devaya Go Brahmana Hitaya Ca, Jagad Dhitaya, Krsnaya Govindaya Namo Namah - 3 times.
Then Jai Shri Krsna Chaitanya..... - 3 times, then Mahamantra 8 times.
All the while, there should be ringing of bells while saying the mantras. Then leave the altar for 10 minutes, then blow concoh or ring bell and then pick up the plate, keeping back the offering aasans.
I hope i have been able to explain. Pls feel free to ask if you have any doubts.
Radha Rasamayi DD
Hare Krishna Mata Ji,
First of all thanks for the information but my question is regarding the order in which we should offer the services like first to lord jagannath ji or to baldev ji?
First is always Jagganath then Baladev and Subhadra. Service should be done in that order.
Thanks for the info. even yesterday i managed to find an article in which the same order was stated
Hare Krishna, Jai Jagannath,
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