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Vaishnava Etiquette Manual

Vaishnava Etiquette Manual

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A MANUALOF
VAIÑËAVA ETIQUETTE
ANDLIFESTYLE
INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY FOR KÅÑËA CONSCIOUSNESS
FOUNDER ÄCÄRYA : HIS DIVINE GRACE A. C. BHAKTIVEDÄNTA SWAMI PRABHUPÄDA
ÇRÉ ÇRÉ RÄDHÄ GOPÉNÄTHA MANDIR
7, K. M. MUNSHI MARG, NEAR BHARATIYA VIDYA BHAVANCHOWPATTY, MUMBAI - 400 007E-mail:
rgsevaka@vsnl.net
 Website: www.radhagopinath.com
: 2369 7228 Fax:2367 7941
 
nama oà viñëu-pädäya kåñëa-preñöhäya bhü-taleçrémate bhaktivedänta-svämin iti näminenamas te särasvate deve gaura-väëé-pracäriëenirviçeña-çünyavädi-päçcätya-deça-täriëe
I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A. C.Bhaktivedänta Swami Prabhupäda who is very dear to Lord Kåñëa,having taken shelter at His lotus feet.Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servantof Saraswaté Goswämé. You are kindly preaching the message of LordCaitanya deva and delivering the Western countries which are filledwith impersonalism and voidism.
First edition : 500; 14th January 1994, Disappearance day of Çréla Jéva GoswäméSecond revised edition : 2000 copies; 11thApril 2003, Çré Räma Navamé.
Published by : Gopinath Books
©
Çré Tulasé Trust, Mumbai
 
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Printed by : Yashvant Arts, Mumbai
 
CONTENTS
Preface
v
2)461
1 Brief introductionon the importance12 The Essence 2
2)4611
1 Etiquette within the Temple 3
A)Being Humble
3
B)Offering Obeisances
3
C)Meditating upon the Deity
4
D)Sitting
5
E)Talking
6
F)Dress and appearance
6
1. Tilaka
7
2. Hair
7
3. Kaìöhi Mälä
(Tulasé Neck beads)
8
4. Moustache and beard
9
G)Cleanliness and hygiene
10
H)General behaviour
11
I)Attending class
12
 J)Attending ärati
13
K)Honouring mahä-prasädam / Nirmälya
14
i) flowers, garlands
14
ii) Caranämåta
14
iii) Ghee lamp
15
iv) Deities' clothing
16
v) Mahä-prasädam
162 Other Etiquettes17
A) Handling sacred items
17
B) Personal habits
18
C) Kértana
19
D) Dancing
21
E) Speech
23
F) Preaching
243 Prasädam
26
4 Kitchen
28
Appendix - I
(Praëäma Mantras)
31
Appendix - II
(Offering Obeisances)
32
Appendix - III
(Applying Tilaka)
34
Appendix - IV
(Prema Dhvani Prayers )
37
Appendix - V
(Prayers for offeringbhoga)
39
Appendix - VI
(Prasädam prayers)
40
2)46111
1 Honouring and serving prasädam 43

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