Deity worship is the integral part of devotional service. And worship of deity is one of the most important activity to make Varnashrama practices transcendental (daiva).
Gaudiya vaishnavas follow Narada pancharatra to conduct deity services. Basics of Deity worship and yagna homa practices were very enthusiastically performed in Varnashrama college. There were theory classes discussing what the deity form of Krishna is? Types of worship methods, panchanga puja, arati, sodhasopachara puja, kalasha sthapana, yagna kunda preparation, kushandika and udichya karma were introduced and practiced. Students who were brahmin initiated and whose upanayana ceremony was done took turns to practice puja and yagna. Also, mantras and some stotram recitation were practiced. On festival days special yagnas were performed.
Prepared by HG Hari Kirtan Das
Coordinator/SSKBK Varnasrama College – 2018