Sri Sri Radha Govinda Darshans
"the Art of all Work"
Chant and be happy
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
Sri Sri Radha Govindadeva Peacock Dress Sunday Feast Darshan May 10, 2009
Sri Sri Radha Govindadeva Black and Yellow Dress April, 2009
Govindadeva appears all attractive wearing a crown (Mukut) as depicted above. At many ISKCON temples I observed the large deity of Lord Krishna always wears a turban. I suggest ISKCON temples occasionally, maybe a few days a week, offer a beautiful crown for Sri Krishna's pleasure.
Mangal arati especially a crown may be offered. A higher temple standard is the large Krishna deity wears no crown or turban while resting at night. A pujari (Brahmana Priest) offers the crown when the deity is awakened before Mangal Arati.
An important principle in deity worship is always consider the comfort of the deity and render treatment you would offer to a very important person (VIP) e.g. a King or Queen.
At many temples due to a lack of qualified persons to perform such service (Seva) a second level standard may be the only option.
Radha Krishna and devotee depicted above
in oil on canvas 20 x 30
from the collection of Ramabhadra das