1. Home deity worship

    You have asked about Gaura Nitai deity worship by the householders in Los Angeles. That is for those who live far away from the temple and cannot attend. Otherwise, such worship is redundant; there is already deity worship going on in the temple and they should attend the aratis, not install their own deities.

    From Srila Prabhupada’s letter to Jayatirtha — 5 May, 1974