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Chapter 1 - Morning Schedule and Prayers

The standard temple schedule begins very early in the morning, at 4:30 am. The first worship service is called Mangal Arotik (mangal=auspicious arotik=worship). Spiritual life is very successful when one gets up early and starts off the day right. Srila Prabhupada said that all temple devotees must attend Mangal Arotik. If it is not possible to go to a temple and you would like to begin at home, this page should give you a good start.

Click the links below for different parts of the morning program. They are in chronological order. You can follow this program beginning with Sri Sri Gurvastakam and ending with breakfast prasadam. The link above allows you listen to the kirtan and read along. It is a great way to learn and have the program in your own home.

4:30 am - Deity doors open

Sri Sri Gurvastakam

Srila Prabhupada Pranati

Panca-Tattva Maha Mantra

Hare Krsna Maha Mantra 

Sri Nrsimha Prayers

5:00 am - Announcements and Sankirtan scores

Sri Tulasi Pranama and Kirtan

Sri Vaisnava Pranama

Ten Offenses in Chanting the Holy Names

Sri Siksastakam

5:20 am - Japa Period

Chant the Hare Krsna Maha Mantra

6:45 am - Srimad Bhagavatam Class

Listen to Srila Prabhupada give class

7:30 am - Greeting the Deities

Govindam Prayers

7:40 am - Guru Puja

Guru Puja

8:10 am- Breakfast Prasadam

Prasada Sevaya - Prayer to honor prasada

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