temple worship

The transcendental form of the Lord installed in a temple is not different from the Lord personally. Such a form of the Lord is called arca incarnation, and is expanded by the Lord by His internal potency just to facilitate the devotional service of His innumerable devotees who are in the material world.

-Srila Prabhupada

In worshipping the temple Deity, my dear Uddhava, bathing and decoration are the most pleasing offerings.

-Lord Sri Krishna

This section outlines a basic standard of worship that may be followed in all temples.

 

Even if the facilities for worship are minimal, the most important aspects of Deity worship are strict standards of cleanliness and punctuality. By following strictly these two items, a transcendental atmosphere is created in the temple.