Shrinathji Mangla Darshan

Shrinathji Mangla Darshan, Nathdwara

Mangla

This is the first darshana of the day. the name mangala underlines the auspiciousness of begining the day with a glimpse of the Lord. in winter, this darshana takes place befor sunrise while in summer, it is later.

Shrinathji shringar Darshan

Shrinathji Shringar Darshan, Nathdwara

Shringar

The next darshana follows the first by an hour and is called shringar. Shrinathji is dressed carefully from head to nails and a garland of flowers is placed around His neck. Mukhiya Ji holds a mirror in front of Him so that He can satisfy Himself that He is well dressed.

Shrinathji Gwal Darshan

Shrinathji Gwal Darshan, Nathdwara

Gwal

The third darshana Gwal takes place at the hour when the Lord used to take his cows to pasture. The Mukhiya of the gaushala visit Shrinathji at this time to inform Him that all His cows are well. during this darshan as it is assumed that Krishna will be playing with His friends.

Shrinathji Rajbhog Darshan

Shrinathji Rajbhog Darshan, Nathdwara

Rajbhog

The main meal of the day is offered to Shri Nath Ji at around 11.30 Am. In Rajbhog Darshan Shrinathji is seen in all his regal splendour and at the end of this darshana, the Lord retires for three hours.

Shrinathji Uthapan Darshan

Shrinathji Uthapan Darshan, Nathdwara

Uthapan

During the afternoon, around 3.30 p. m., Shrinathji is aroused from His nap. A conch is blown, for it is time for Him to return home with His cows. The vina is played followed by kirtana. Surdas, the celebrated blind devotee, mystic and poet, is supposed to be the chief singer of this darshana.

Shrinathji Bhog Darshan

Shrinathji Bhog Darshan, Nathdwara

Bhog

The sixth darshan of the day takes place an hour after utthapana. A light meal is served to Shrinathji. A chhadidar stands guard formally dressed and his function is to inform Svaminiji of Shrinathji's arrival, so that she can obtain His darshana and arrange to milk the cows.

Shrinathji Aarti Darshan

Shrinathji Aarti Darshan, Nathdwara

Aarti

Arati is the evening darshana and takes place at dusk, when Krishna used to bring his cows home from the fields. The arati removes the fear of any ill effects resulting from His wanderings in the woods and protects Him from harm.

Shrinathji Shayan Darshan

Shrinathji Shayan Darshan, Nathdwara

Shayan

The last darshana of the day is "Shayan" means Sleeping Time for God. This darshana is usually not held for the six months, from chaitra Shukla 1st day to Ashvin Shukla 9th day.