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Mangalacarana

Invoking Auspiciousness

 

 

Text 1

 

pranamaha narayana anadi nidhan

shrishti-sthiti-pralaya jata tahara karan

 

     pranamaha-obeisances; narayana-to Lord Narayana; anadi-beginningless; nidhan-dissolution; jata-from whom; tahara-from Him; karan-creation.

 

 

     I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Narayana, who has no beginning, and who is the creator, maintainer, and destroyer of the material worlds.

 

Text 2

 

eka-bhabe banda hari joda kari hat

nanda-nandana krishna mora prana-nath

 

     eka-bhabe-with concentration; banda-I offer my respectful obeisances; hari-to Lord Hari; joda-joining; kari-doing; hat-palms; nanda-nandana krishna-Krishna the son of nanda Maharaja; mora prana-nath-my life and soul.

 

 

     With folded hands I offer my prayers unto Krishna, the son of Nanda Maharaja, who is my life and soul.*

 

 

     Note: In Shri Chaitanya-caritamrita, (Madhya 15.99-100), Lord Chaitanya praises this verse and this book. He says:

 

     "Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu then said: Gunaraja Khan of Kulina-grama compiled a book named Shri Krishna-vijaya in which there is a sentence revealing the author's ecstatic love of Krishna.

     "Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu then said: `Krishna, the son of Maharaja Nanda, is my life and soul.' By this statement I am sold into the hands of the descendents of Gunaraja Khan.' "

 

 

Text 3

 

brahma maheshwara banda shrishtira sahay

ganapati pranamaha bighna-hara tay

 

     brahma-to Brahma; maheshwara-Shiva; banda-I bow; shrishtira-of creation; sahay-help; ganapati-to Ganesa; pranamaha-I bow; bighna-hara-who removes obstacles; tay-to him.

 

 

     I offer my respectful obeisances to Brahma and Shiva who help in the creation of the material world, and to Ganesha, who removes obstacles.

 

Text 4

 

 

sarba-deba-ganer bandiya caran

krishnera caritra kichu karila racan

 

     sarba-deba-ganeh-of all the demigods; bandiya-bowing; caran-to the feet; krishnera-of Lord Krishna; caritra-the pastimes; kichu-something; karila-do; racan-writing.

 

 

     I bow down to the feet of all the demigods. Now I will write something of Lord Krishna's pastimes.