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Mangalacarana

An Auspicious Invocation

 

nama om visnu-padaya   krishna-presthaya bhu-tale srimate bhaktivedanta-   svamin iti namine

namas te sarasvate deve   gaura-vani-pracarine nirvisesa-sunyavadi-   pascatya-desa-tarine

 

I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhakti¬vedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord krishna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.

 

Our respectful obeisances are unto you, o spiritual master, servant of Sarasvati Gosvami. You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Cai-tanya and delivering the Western countries, which are filled with imper-sonalism and voidism.

 

vande 'ham sri-guroh srl-yuta-pada-kamalam srI-gurun vaisnavams ca

srI-rupam sagrajatam saha-gana-raghunathanvitarh taM sa-jIVam

sadvaitaM savadhutam parijana-sahitam krishna-caitanya-devam

sri-radha-krishna-padan saha-gana-lalita-sri-visakhanvitams ca

 

I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master and unto the lotus feet of all Vaisnavas. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of Srila Rupa Gosvami along with his elder brother Sanatana Gosvami, as well as Raghunatha Dasa and Raghunatha Bhatta, Gopala Bhatta and Srila Jlva Gosvami. I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Sri krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Lord Nityananda, along with Advaita Acarya, Gadadhara, Srivasa, and other associates. I offer my respectful obeisances to Srimati RadharanI and Sri krishna along with Their associates Sri Lalita and Visakha.

 

vancha-kalpa-tarubhyas ca   krpa-sindhubhya eva ca

patitanam pavanebhyo   vaisnavebhyo namo namah

 

I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaisnava devotees of the Lord. They are just like desire trees who can fulfil the desires of everyone, and they are full of compassion for the fallen conditioned souls.

 

vande sri-krishna-caitanya-    nityanandau sahoditau

gaudodaye puspavantau    citrau sandau tamo-nudau

 

I offer my respectful obeisances unto Sri krishna Caitanya and Lord Nityananda, who are like the sun and moon. They have arisen simultaneously on the horizon of Gauda to dissipate the darkness of ignorance and thus wonderfully bestow benediction\ipon all.

 

panca-tattvatmakam krishnam    bhakta-rupa-svarupakam

bhaktavatararh bhaktiikhyam    namami bhakta-saktikam

 

I offer my obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, krishna, who is nondifferent from His feature as a devotee, devotional incarnation, devotional mani¬festation, pure devotee, and devotional energy.

 

aradhyo bhagavan vrajesa-tanayas tad-dhama vrndavanam  ramya kacid upasana vraja-vadhu-vargena ya kalpita

srimad-bhagavatam pramanam amalam prema pum-artho mahan  sri-caitanya mahaprabhor matam idath tatradaro nah parah

 

The Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Sri krishna, the son of Nanda Maharaja, is worshipped along with His transcendental abode Vrndavana. The most pleasing form of worship for the Lord is that which was performed by the gopfs of Vrndavana. Srimad-BMgavatam is the spotless authority on everything and pure love of Godhead is the ultimate goal of life for all men. These statements, for which we have the highest regard, are the opinion of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.

 

jayatam suratau pangor   mama manda-mater gati

mat-sarvasva-padambhojau    radha-madana-mohanau

 

Glory to the all-merciful Radha and Madana-mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet They are my directors, and Their lotus feet are everything for me.

 

jaya sri-krishna-caitanya   prabhu nityananda

sri advaita gadadhara    srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-rnda

 

All glories to Lord Sri krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Lord Nityananda, Advaita Acarya, Gadadhara Prabhu, Srivasa Thakura and all those devotees who follow in their footsteps.

 

Hare krishna Hare krishna krishna krishna Hare Hare

Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare