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Mangalacarana

 

jayati jana-nivaso devaki-janma-vado

yadu-vara-parishat svair dorbhir asyann adharmam

sthira-cara-vrijina-ghnah su-smita-shri-mukhena

vraja-pura-vanitanam vardhayan kama-devam

 

Lord Shri Krishna is He who is known as jana-nivasa, the ultimate resort of all living entities, and who is also known as Devakinandana or Yashoda-nandana, the son of Devaki and Yashoda. He is the guide of the Yadu dynasty, and with His mighty arms He kills everything inauspicious, as well as every man who is impious. By His presence He destroys all things inauspicious for all living entities, moving and inert. His blissful smiling face always increases the lusty desires of the gopis of Vrindavana. May He be all glorious and happy! (10.09.48)

 

 

yat-kirtanam yat-smaranam yad-ikshanam

yad-vandanam yac-chravanam yad-arhanam

lokasya sadyo vidhunoti kalmasham

tasmai subhadra-shravase namo namah

 

Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto the all-auspicious Lord Shri Krishna, about whom glorification, remembrances, audience, prayers, hearing and worship can at once cleanse the effects of all sins of the performer. (2.4.15)

 

 

bhuyo namah sad-vrijina-cchide ’satam

asambhavayakhila-sattva-murtaye

pumsam punah paramahamsya ashrame

vyavasthitanam anumrigya-dashushe

 

I again offer my respectful obeisances unto the form of complete existence and transcendence, who is the liberator of the pious devotees from all distresses and the destroyer of the further advances in atheistic temperament of the nondevotee-demons. For the transcendentalists who are situated in the topmost spiritual perfection, He grants their specific destinations. (2.4.13)

 

 

shriyah patir yajna-patih praja-patir

dhiyam patir loka-patir dhara-patih

patir gatish candhaka-vrishni-satvatam

prasidatam me bhagavan satam patih

 

May Lord Shri Krishna, who is the worshipable Lord of all devotees, the protector and glory of all the kings like Andhaka and Vrishni of the Yadu dynasty, the husband of all goddesses of fortune, the director of all sacrifices and therefore the leader of all living entities, the controller of all intelligence, the proprietor of all planets, spiritual and material, and the supreme incarnation on the earth (the supreme all in all), be merciful upon me. (2.4.20)

 

 

yah svanubhavam akhila-shruti-saram ekam

adhyatma-dipam atititirshatam tamo ’ndham

samsarinam karunayaha purana-guhyam

tam vyasa-sunum upayami gurum muninam

 

Let me offer my respectful obeisances unto him [Shuka], the spiritual master of all sages, the son of Vyasadeva, who, out of his great compassion for those gross materialists who struggle to cross over the darkest regions of material existence, spoke this most confidential supplement to the cream of Vedic knowledge, after having personally assimilated it by experience. (1.2.3)

 

 

durannishay-mahimanamupetya-parshvam

antah pravishya shubha-bhagavatamritabdheh  /

pashyami krishna-karunanjananirmalena

hrllocanena bhagavad-bhajanam hi ratnam // 6

 

Hearing from afar about its glories, I approached and plunged deep into this divine nectarine ocean of the Bhagavatam and with my minds eye purified by the collyrium of Krishna’s mercy, I perceived the jewel of transcendental love deposited in it.

 

tadidamatimahargham bhakti-ratnam

murari-rahamadhikasayatnah pritaye vaishnavanam /

hrdigata-jagadishadesha-masadyamadyan-

nidhivaramiva tasmad-varidherudbharami // 7

 

With very great effort I am lifting up, like a precious treasure, this great gem of Divine Love out of the ocean of the Bhagavatam for the enjoyment of the Vaishnavas. In this I am following the instruction of the Supreme Lord in my heart.

 

kante krita kulameshesham-alamkaroti

veshmasthita nikhilameva tamo’pahanti /

tamujjvalam gunavatim jagadisha-bhakti-

ratnavalim sukritatinah parishilayantu //

 

Worn around the neck (recited), it is an ornament to the wearer. Placed in the house (heart), it removes darkness (ignorance). May all good people always wear on their bosom (apply themselves seriously to it’s study) this effulgent and precious necklace made of gems of transcendental love (Bhakti Ratnavali).

 

nikhila-bhagavata-shravanalasa

bahu-katha-bhirathanavakashinah /

ayamayam nanu tananu sarthako

bhavatu vishnu puri grathanagrhah //

 

There are many, who though not lazy, cannot study or hear the full and original Bhagavatam owing to their preoccupation with the various affairs of life. Let this effort of Vishnu Puri to gather the gems of verses from various sections of the Bhagavatam and string them together in a line, become useful for such devotees.