At 8:00 AM, the conch shells blow, announcing the opening of Lord’s darshan. The doors open and incense smoke (dhupa) engulfs the entire main temple hall. It’s a unique experience being there in the main temple hall, witnessing the shringar darshan arati of the Lord.
After the arati, devotees carry Srila Prabhupada’s Deity in a pallaki and circumambulate the altar (pradakshina). Srila Prabhupada receives charanamrita and shatari and then visits the temples of Sri Sri Radha Damodar and Sri Jagannath Baladeva and Subhadra to participate in the shringar darshan arati in these two temples. After the arati, he returns to the main temple & receives guru-puja, an elaborate arati performed by the devotees.