Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Behari
What we should
offer to LordThe devotee should more fully establish My Deity by solidly constructing a temple, along with beautiful gardens. These gardens should be set aside to provide flowers for the regular daily worship, special Deity processions and holiday observances. - By Lord Krishna to Uddhava [SB 11.27.50 (Uddhava Gita)]
Lord Krishna"I am pleased by any insignificant offering made by My loving devotees, and I am certainly most pleased when nice presentations of fragrant oil, incense, flowers and palatable foods are offered with love."
On Deity worship.'Living in a home with a family appearing to be an ordinary man, if we learn this divine science of worshipping the deity properly, we are performing a yoga, we are performing a spiritual practice far superior even to those persons who are way up in the Himalayan mountains living in caves, fasting, depriving their bodies of all necessities in meditation."
of Lord"• It is out of causeless mercy, that Krsna appears within this world as the deity, to attract our hearts, to attract our service, and to awaken our love."
meditate?One can practice meditating upon the Deity, concentrating his mind on the lotus feet of the Lord and gradually rising higher and higher, up to His smiling face.
Purpose of Deity worship"The Deity in the temple is the arca incarnation of the Personality of Godhead, and thus the Deity is identical with the Lord in all respects."