Daily Programme

DAILY PROGRAMME AT THE TEMPLEKAUL ( PRASAD)
Everyday between 5 to 6 a.m. 10.30 to 11.30 a.m. and between 5 to 6 p.m. Chowghuda Music is being played. The daily devotional services start at Sunrise with Nirmalaya Visarjan. At 11 a.m. there is "Isharat"(signal) and by 12 noon Puja, Aarti, Naivedya, Mahaarti etc. are completed.

The Programme of Arati is in this order: First Shree Lakshmi Narayan, then Shree Ramnath, Shree Shanteri and then Shree Kamaksha. Aarti is shown to Shree Betal from Shree Ramnath chowk and to Shree Kalabhairav from Shree Kamaksha chowk after her Aarti.

At 6 p.m. there is "Dhunvall" i.e going round the temple with music of Dholki and Zaghant.

At 8 p.m. after necessary "Isharat" there is a programme of Purana, Kirtan, etc. At 8.30 night Arati Naivedya starts. After the Aarti of Shree Shanteri, Naivedya is distributed on Shree Ramnath chowk. But only if there is a Puja of Shree Shanteri, or if it is the panchami day, Naivedya is distributed on Shanteri chowk, and then on Ramnath chowk. After that Shree Kamaksha Aarti starts and Naivedya is distributed on the chowk. This was the usual custom. But nowadays since the number of devotee sevas like Puja, Palakhi, etc has increased largely, for the sake of convenience, only "Flower Prasad" is distributed on Shree Shanteri and Shree Kamaksha chowk and total "Naivedya Prasad" is distributed on Shree Ramnath chowk. One speciality of our Devasthan is that while distributing "Flower Prasad" the Purohit asks if there is any guest Kullavi i.e the one who is not a Kullavi of Shree Ramnath,if there is such a person, he is given the honour of being the first to receive "Prasad".

On Mondays, the flower bouquets of Shree Ramnath is auctioned. While Naivedya is being distributed, the "Devasthan Kalavanti" is used to sing "Zulvas" i.e hyms of Praising. Now since there are no kalavantis, Mahajans only sing these Zulvas.

From very ancient times there is a custom of seeking 'prasad' for the purpose of obtaining a clarification of some unknown facts and also about protection of ones health, business and for allround protection. There are many who have faith in this. People especially obtain prasad when they are on crossroads and do not know which path to follow. The leaves of a tree called 'karmali' are used for this purpose. On days such as Ekadashi, Amavasya, Monday morning and also on days when there is festival, prasad cannot be obtained. Some families have a custom of obtaining one prasad called shikke from Shree Ramnath after obtaining prasad from Shree Vetal. Prasad of Shree Ramnath can be obtained only till 11 am i.e before Shree Ramnath idol is fully attired. If there is some urgent matter of the Devasthan, then for that, prasad can be obtained even on the days for which prasad is forbidden.