Canto 11: General HistoryChapter 27: Lord Kṛṣṇa's Instructions on the Process of Deity Worship

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrīmad Bhāgavatam 11.27.9

arcāyāḿ sthaṇḍile 'gnau

sūrye vāpsu hṛdi dvijaḥ

dravyeṇa bhakti-yukto 'rcet

sva-guruḿ mām amāyayā

SYNONYMS

arcāyām — within the Deity form; sthaṇḍilein the earth; agnauin fire; — or; sūryein the sun; — or; apsuin water; hṛdiin the heart; dvijaḥ — the brāhmaṇa; dravyeṇa — by various paraphernalia; bhakti-yuktaḥ — endowed with devotion; arcethe should worship; sva-gurum — his worshipable Lord; māmMe; amāyayā — without any deception.

TRANSLATION

A twice-born person should worship Me, his worshipable Lord, without duplicity, offering appropriate paraphernalia in loving devotion to My Deity form or to a form of Me appearing upon the ground, in fire, in the sun, in water or within the worshiper's own heart.

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