Malaviya used to work everyday in a
He would get up at dawn and exercise regularly. He used only India made soaps for his
bath. After the bath he would perform the morning's religious rites. He would wear a
'Tilak' (a short vertical mark) on his forehead prominently. 'After the morning's prayers
he would drink some warm milk. He always wore white clothes and a turban. He spent an
hour, from one to two in the afternoon, in warm and informal conversation with visitors.
His meal was very frugal. He did not want food, which had been pre pared with spices.
After food he would rest for a while. He had big oil paintings of his revered parents in
his bedroom. Every night he would now to his parents' pictures and to God and then retire
When Malaviya was alive every year on Basanta Panchami day (the day of the birth of
Benares Hindu University) members of the public could meet him. He then used to address
them. Thousands of students, teachers and others would assemble to hear him. Malaviy would
explain in simple language and in a lucid manner Indian Culture and religion and the goal
of Benares Hindu University.