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The temple is opened at 4:30 am starting with Mangala arathi, the first arathi of the day. Mangala arathi is very auspicious . Many devotees attend this arathi. Srila Prabhupada insists that all devotees should attend Mangala arathi. After Mangala arathi the darshan is closed and there is Tulasi arathi.

Worshipping Tulasi maharani is very important to devotees because by worshipping Tulasi one becomes pure and gets an opportunity to serve the lordships of Sri Sri Radha Krishna. Tulasi arathi is followed by japa meditation i.e. followed by japa meditation i.e. from 5:30 am to 7:30 am. All devotees chant the holy name “Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare, Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare”.

At 7:30 am the darshan is opened and there is sringar or darshan arathi. The deities are decorated in fresh clothes, adorned with beautiful garlands and jewellery. After darshan arathi, there will be Srila Prabhupada arathi followed by Srimad Bhagavatam class from 8:00 am to 9:00 am. The darshan is opened until 1:00pm and is closed after raja bhoga arathi. The temple and the darshan are reopened at 4:30 pm with arathi.

At 6:30 pm there is Tulasi arathi followed by Sandhya (Gourva) arathi. After Sandhya arathi there is Bhagavad Gita class from 7: 30 pm to 8:30 pm. Soon after the class there is unjal seva(julan yatra) to the lordships Sri Sri Radha Gopinath. The temple is closed after unjal seva i.e. at 8:45pm. On very special occasions such as sri Krishna janmasthmi etc the temple is opened all over the day.