Every Friday is a festival! As been a tradition for many years, students start the first hour of each Friday personally worshipping the Gurukula Deities, emulating the worship established by Srila Prabhupada in temples worldwide.
Srila Prabhupada wanted the children to practice playing with and worshipping the Deity Form of the Lord, in order to develop a natural attachment to Krishna.
“In my childhood, I imitated my father. He was worshipping Deity of Krishna. So I asked him, “My dear father, I shall worship. Give me a Deity of Krishna.” So he gave me a little Deity of Krishna and Radha and I was imitating. So beginning of life. So these are actually facts. Maharaj Pariksit also, he was playing with Krishna, Krishna dolls. Just like Mirabhai. She was playing with Krishna doll and later on she became a very high-grade devotee.”