Baroda ISKCON Temple invites all the public to join for a day of spiritual thought. Either by attend morning program at 4:30 AM or by visiting the famous restaurant “Govinda’s” at 9:00 PM or by visiting on festival daya along with thousands of devotees. Presiding Deities in the temple are Sri Radha Syhamasundar, Sri Gaura Nitai, Sri Jagannatha, Sri Baladeva and Sri Subhadra.
Baroda ISKCON Timings
Morning: 4:30 AM to 1.00 PM.
Evening: 9.00 PM to 4:00 PM.
Temple Arati and Darshan Times:
4.30 am to 4.55 am – Mangal Arati
4.55 am to 5.15 am – Tulasi Arati
7.00 am to 7.05 am – Deity Greeting
7.10 am – Guru Pooja
7.30 am – Srimad Bhagavatam Class
12.30 pm to 12.55 pm – Raj Bhoga Arati
4.20 pm to 4.30 pm – Dhupa Arati
7.00 pm to 7.25 pm – Sandya Arati
7.30 pm to 8:30 pm Bhagavad-Gita Class
9.00 pm 9.10 pm – Shayan Arati
Arati & Darshan Times:
The Temple is open from 4.30 am to 9.30 pm for all pilgrims and guests.
4.30 am to 4.55 am – Mangal Arati:
Mangala-arati is the first temple ceremony of the day. It begins at 4:30am and is considered mangala, or ‘auspicious’ for all who participate. The devotees sing beautiful prayers glorifying the spiritual master and the Hare Krishna maha-mantra.
4.55 am to 5.15 am – Tulasi Arati:
This ceremony is right after mangala-arati. Tulasi is a sacred plant which is very dear to the Lord, and worship of Tulasi-devi is most beneficial. Tulasi-arati is performed like this: The devotees sing prayers to Tulasi-devi while one devotee offers her arati with incense, ghee lamp, and flowers. When the song is finished, the devotees circumambulate Tulasi-devi and offer her water by pouring some drops at her root.
7.00 am to 7.05 am – Deity Greeting:
After the Deities have been worshiped in private, They give Their audience (darshana) to the devotees and the public, who then can see the shrine and offer worship and prayers. This is accompanied by a recorded singing of the Govindam prayers of the Brahma-samhita. The priest offers a short arati ceremony with ghee lamp, incense, chamara, and, in warm weather, a peacock fan.
7.10 am – Guru-Puja:
At this time, as members of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness we offer our obeisances to Srila Prabhupada as the instructing guru for all devotees. We are eternally indebted to him for single-handedly bringing Krishna to the Western world and thus giving everyone the opportunity to become a lover of God.
During the guru-puja, the devotees sing prayers glorifying the spiritual master and offer flower petals and obeisances at the lotus feet of Srila Prabhupada.
7.30 am – Srimad-Bhagavatam Class:
After all the singing and dancing the devotees sit down and listen to a lecture on Srimad-Bhagavatam. The speaker reads a verse and Srila Prabhupada’s explanation of it, and then elaborates on the topics discussed there. At the end of the class, there are usually questions or comments. Thus an interesting and enlightening discussion takes place.
12.30 pm to 12.55 pm – Raj Bhoga Arati:
The raja-bhoga-arati follows the noon offering of food to the Deities. It lasts for about 25 minutes. The priest offers incense, ghee lamp, water, cloth, flowers, camara, and (in warm weather) also a peacock fan.
4.20 pm to 4.30 pm – Dhupa Arati:
This arati lasts for 10 minutes. The priest offers incense, flowers, camara, and (in warm weather) also a peacock fan. Food offered to the Deities is usually fruits.
7.00 pm to 7.25 pm – Sandya Arati:
This is also known as Gaura-arati. The devotees sing Sri Gaura-arati–a joyful song glorifying Lord Chaitanya and His associates. It lasts for about 25 minutes.
7.30 pm to 8:30 pm Bhagavad-Gita Class:
Conducted in a similar manner to the morning Bhagavatam class, evening Bhagavad-gita class draws in congregation members as well as the residents.
9.00 pm 9.10 pm – Shayan Arati:
The final arati of the day allows all the devotees to have a last opportunity to see the Deities and offer their prayers.
9.30 pm – Temple closed.
Baroda ISKCON Address:
ISKCON Temple Road,
Hare Krishna Land,
Near Harinagar Water Tank,
Gujarat – 390021.