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Sri Krishna said ...

Bhagavad Gita 2.62-63

dhyayato visayan pumsah sangas tesupajayate
sangat sanjayate kamah kamat krodho 'bhijayate

krodhad bhavati sammohah sammohat smrti-vibhramah
smrti-bhramsad buddhi-naso buddhi-nasat pranasyati

While contemplating the objects of the senses, a person develops attachment for them, and from such attachment lust develops, and from lust anger arises. From anger, complete delusion arises, and from delusion bewilderment of memory. When memory is bewildered, intelligence is lost, and when intelligence is lost one falls down again into the material pool.

On behalf of International Society for Krishna Consciousness (Founder Acharya: His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada) and Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Mandir (ISKCON, Chowpatty) we are very glad to present DeityDarshan.com.

DeityDarshan.com gives daily darshan of deities installed in the temple and also gives an opportunity to devotees all around the world to participate in festivals celebrated at the temple by giving photo-galleries of festivals.

The deities installed in the temple from left are Sri Sri Nitai Gaurachandra, Sri Sri Radha Gopinath and Sri Gopalji. Beside Sri Sri Radha Gopinath are Sri Lalitadevi and Sri Vishakhadevi.

Taking darshan is more then mere folding of hands and bowing down before the Supreme Being. It is very important to know the proper mood and sequence of taking darshan. Please read darshan guide and know the right way of taking darshan.

It is understood that there are many Vaishavas (devotees of Lord Vishnu) present, albeit invisibly, who are guarding and serving the Lord. Therefore it is appropriate to offer them respect by offering following prayer as soon as one enters the temple of the Lord.

väïchä-kalpatarubhyaç ca kåpä-sindhubhya eva ca
patitänäà pävanebhyo vaiñëavebhyo namo namaù

I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaishnava devotees of the Lord. They are just like desire trees who can fulfill the desires of everyone and they are full of compassion for fallen conditioned souls.

In ISKCON temples there is deity of Srila Prabhupada in the temple hall either in front of deities or on Their right side. Additionally, there are devotees chanting on their beads or performing services for the pleasure of the Lord. This prayer is also chanted while we offer respects to them. This is done by offering Panchanga Pranama. For more details, please refer to the Manual of Vaishnava Etiquette which is available for download.

Please write to us and let us know what you like about the site, what you don't and how we can improve. We are continuously working on improving the site and have a few more sections lined up for the near future. We welcome all types of feedback, comments and criticism.

Hare Krishna!