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ISKCON Vapi is situated in a peaceful place far from crowded city flooding with traffic in admist of a beautiful village Koparli, near Rata. It is a charitable organization propagating Krishna Consciousness amongst the people in general, as per the teachings Bhagavad-gita and Srimad Bhagavatam.
The presiding deities at the temple are Sri Jagannath, Sri Baldeva and Mata Subhadra. Our Daily Temple programs are as follows:
Daily Arati & Darshan
The core of our monastic discipline, the Morning Service begins with Mangala Arati at 5:00am. This worship program, as established by Srila Prabhupada, includes the nine devotional processes recommended in the scriptures, and therefore confers the full blessings of Lord Krishna upon all participants. As stated in the Srimad Bhagavatam,
- kirtanam visnoh smaranam pada-sevanam
- arcanam vandanam dasyam sakhyam atma-nivedanam
- iti pumsarpita visnau bhaktis cen nava-laksana
- kriyeta bhagavaty addha tan manye ‘dhitam uttamam
“Prahlada Maharaja said: Hearing and chanting about the transcendental holy name, form, qualities, paraphernalia and pastimes of Lord Visnu, remembering them, serving the lotus feet of the Lord, offering the Lord respectful worship with sixteen types of paraphernalia, offering prayers to the Lord, becoming His servant, considering the Lord one’s best friend, and surrendering everything unto Him (in other words, serving Him with the body, mind and words)
These nine processes are accepted as pure devotional service. One who has dedicated his life to the service of Krsna through these nine methods should be understood to be the most learned person, for he has acquired complete knowledge.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 7.5.23-24)
As you can see that Mangala Arati starts at 5:00 AM every morning, you are welcome to attend the full program, or you may join us for Deity Greeting at 7:30am or Srimad Bhagavatam class at 8:00am.
You are welcome to visit Their Lordships at any of these times. Please note that the Temple room is closed for the Deity’s rest between 12:30am and 4:00pm all days.