Let us first get ready the "Samagri" then go and take the permission of the Mukhiji. Wash your hands in "Khasa" and go towards the Nijamandir (Sanctum) to attend to the Sri Anga seva of Sri Mahaprabhuji.
First you prostrate before Sri Mahaprabhuji. Then fold your hands and beg to receive the things you have prepared. If you have planned "Kesar Snana" - (Bathing the feet with water mixed with "Kesar") bring best kesar from home and mix it in water and depending on the season take either warm water or cold water. Take a very soft, clean cloth to dry if you have not brought the cloth with you. You can get one from Mukhiaji.
Do bath the "Choutara" with the "Kesar Water" following the instructions of Mukhiji. Just as we wash the feet of the members of Vallabha family with Kesar water, so also we should wash the feet of Sri Mahaprabhuji sentimentally and slowly pass your hands over the whole platform with the feeling of Sri Mahaprabhuji presence there.
Whether it is made of day or not you should be careful while passing a wet hand - do it with delicateness. There should be a wakening in heart and without exerting force to everything softly, one by one. Don't jostle about for priority. All the time recite Astakshara Mantra and Sri Sarvottam. if women are engaged in the seva of "Kesar Snana" they should push the bangles up their arms. Do not wear a ring on fingers and a watch on your wrist while offering seva.
When all the Vaishnavas finish "Kesar snana" they should bring a "Kora" or fresh cloth, which is soft and slowly wipe the "Chontara" (with a sense of delicate limbs which are under seva). In many places Vaishnavas apply oil before bathing him in "Kesar Snana". After drying the body you should see that the place around the "Chontara" also should be wiped dry. Take a dry cloth and clean the place of the "Bhointam" also. Thereafter put kumkum on the forehead, as advised by Mukhia. Tilak should be put twice. Then you have to mark two swastikas. When there are more than one Vaishnava only lay their hands on the shoulder of the Vaishnava who is putting the tilak. They can have the pleasure of Seva as if they too are doing the same.
We have a scientific reason in this act of touching the right shoulder of the chief person who is doing the seva. Those who have experienced electric shocks will know that by touching that person each would receive electric shocks one after other till the electricity is cut off.
In a similar way this kind of touch while performing seva will pass on sentimental vibrations from one person to another providing you too entertain those religious emotions. This needs a deep enthusiasm in heart and concentration when people are engaged in doing seva with a consummate devotion then one can experience these spiritual vibrations passing through body. Hence it is believed that the person who is lending a hand in seva by touch will experience the same joy as the person performing it. When doing seva one should remember that we do not add inconvenience to Sri Mahaprabhuji by our acts.
Unfortunately we do observe that when people gather in crowds they forge the elemental factor of dedicated seva with delicate actions to provide more comfort to Sri Mahaprabhuji and instead of keeping peace, would begin to push each other for priorities, abuse one other for the physical discomfirture they feel, quarrel and express their anger for having been left behind in the seva.
In our tradition "anger" is compared to a "chaindala" or an untouchable. So when you show anger it will make you relieve from "Apras". Either feeling too proud of your devotional sentiments or getting angry easily are harmful to the seva you offer. Rendering of seva in community is also an essential part of the procedure. In this, while one is solely offering seva others can also be benefited by it by sharing it jointly. Hence we are asked not to jostle about. Let us share it in a systematic manner by allowing one person complete the seva. it is not convenient for everyone of the group to do the same seva repeatedly for upteen time. This is prohibited in our system. During this group seva the important factor is your mental attitude rather than insistence of doing it personally.
One other thing is forgotten while doing community seva. Seva is meant for the comfort of the worshipped (Serya). The joy of the "Sevak" (disciple) lies in the comfort you provide for your master. A mother enjoy, her duties towards her child. But a mother will not dress-up a child in all finery on a summer day, because she does not want to put her child to inconvenience. She would like him to move in comfort. A mother cannot find any happiness if her child is in distress. In a similar way a sevak's intentions should be utmost comfort for master. He should never think about himself. This doctrine is an important one.
Hence when you propose to go to any of these Baithkjies your aim should be how best you can provide the maximum comfort to Sri Mahaprabhuji. Think of all those things which will help in increasing to the pleasantness. to believe this is the Dharma of every Vaishnava. So when you perform "Kesar Snana", while filling the "Jharni" or offering "Bhog" give predominence to these thoughts.
So after the "Kesar snana", give the dhoti you have brought with you to Mukhiji. Then set it on the "gadi" along with the uparna and apply "attar" (perfume) with a soft hand. Thereafter put the "Tulsi Mala" and garland of flowers on the gadi. This is how the seva of Sri Anga should be done.