Hare Krishna Gurudeva
Accept my respectful obeisances
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
I am happy to be able to find you in this ocean of death and that by your mercy I now have the fortune to be in line to enter the spiritual world.
Of course, it is up to me to make the desire to serve Krishna become stronger and stronger, to become cleaner and cleaner.
A few days ago a group of devoted friends gave me a collection of Srimad Bhagavatam while we were sharing at a gathering. But not only that, but one of those devotees gave me some deities of Radha and Krishna.
I told him that he would receive them but would not worship them until you give me authorization.
They are small, the height of 4 fingers.
I have daily worship at home to my pictures of the Panca Tattva and the disciplic succession. I offer the basics, an incense and a flower.
The deities come in the form of clothing, I am ignorant regarding these issues of worship, I don't know if they should be put on clothes or not, what would be the standard to worship them, etc.
What do you say? Is it good that I adore them? What would be the type of worship that should follow?
Piyari Mohan das
HpS - Hare Krsna. Hope our news here as DTC is useful. Very nice to hear from you. Hope your relations with Temple and such are becoming clarified also.
As we have heard from Jayananda Das and Tamal krsna Goswami, quoting Srila Prabhupada in the BG As It is, it is okay for most anyone who is following Srila Prabhupada to have pictures, statues, of Radha Krsna in their home.
It is not to worship them as installed deities, but keep them clean and can be on your altar of Prabhupada and pancha tattva and receive Bhoga offers and Arati like them.