routine worship is offered at five times a day. It begins with Kakadarati
followed panchamruta puja. Afternoon worship consists of Naivedya. Dheepaarati
is the next pooja and the last one is Shejarati. Elaborate rituals with hymns
and songs to the accompaniment of music are observed with great fervour. Besides
there are several periodical and occasional festivals like Panchamrita snana on Wednesdays
and Saturdays. Every Ekadasi is a special occasion; Gokulashtami, the birth day
of Krishna is celebrated with great pomp, when huge crowds overflow the banks
and streets of this holy town. Ashada and Karthika masas also have great pull.
The worship is carried on according to agamic injunctions by competent graded
officials consisting of Badavas, Utpats, Pujaris, Benaris - hymnists,
Paricharikas - bathmen, Haridasas - singers, Dingres - barbers, Danges - mase
bearers, and Divetis - light men. The Badavas command great respect and occupy
first place in the main temple and Utpats likewise in the Rukmini temple. A
harmonious blend of Marathi and Kannada traditions are followed and they are
being practised with great devotion.