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Shrila Prabhupada Arati

Shri Shrimad Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Gosvami Maharaja

 

jaya jaya prabhupadera arati nehari

yoga-mayapura-nitya-seva-danakari (1)

 

All glories, all glories to the arati ceremony of Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati

Prabhupada, which bestows eternal service at the Yoga-pitha in Mayapura upon those

who observe it.

 

sarvatra pracara-dhupa saurabha manohara

baddha-mukta alikula mugdha caracara (2)

 

The enchanting fragrance of the incense spreads everywhere, just like his preaching

which astonishes all liberated and conditioned devotees, as well as all moving and

non-moving jivas.

 

bhakati-siddhanta-dipa jvaliya jagate

panca-rasa-seva-shikha pradipta tahate (3)

 

He lit up the entire world with the lamp of the perfect conclusions of shuddha-bhakti.

This lamp is composed of five brilliantly glowing flames which represent service in

the five primary rasas.

 

panca mahadipa yatha panca mahajyotih

triloka-timira nashe avidya durmati (4)

 

Those five radiant lights destroy the darkness of ignorance and crooked intelligence

throughout the three worlds.

 

bhakativinoda-dhara jala-shankha-dhara

niravadhi vahe taha rodha nahi ara (5)

 

The water in the arati conchshell is the conception of Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

which flows continuously and which cannot be checked by anyone.

 

sarva-vadya-mayi ghanta baje sarva-kala

brihat-mridanga-vadya parama rasala (6)

 

Krishna-kirtana, which is accompanied by karatalas, bells, and other instruments,

resounds for all time in all directions, but really it is the printing press, known as the

brihat-mridanga, which distributes the supreme rasa.

 

vishala-lalate shobhe tilaka ujjvala

gala-deshe tulasi-mala kare jhalamala (7)

 

Resplendent tilaka adorns his broad forehead, and around his neck a necklace of

tulasi beads shines.

 

ajanu-lambita-bahu dirgha kalevara

tapta kancana-varana parama sundara (8)

 

With his long arms extending to his knees, his towering figure, and his complexion

like molten gold, he is supremely beautiful.

 

lalita-lavanya mukhe sneha-bhara hasi

anga-kanti shobhe jaiche nitya purna-shashi (9)

 

His charming, lovely face displays a smile which is full of affection, and the beauty

of his bodily complexion is like a perpetually full moon.

 

yati-dharme paridhane aruna-vasana

mukta kaila meghavrita gaudiya-gagana (10)

 

Attired in daybreak-coloured cloth which signifies the religious principles of sannyasa,

he nullified the misconceptions which were like clouds covering the clear Gaudiya

sky and established the doctrine of pure bhakti.

 

bhakati-kusume kata kunja viracita

saundarye saurabhe tara vishva amodita (11)

 

His many temples are like luxuriant kunjas filled with aromatic bhakti flowers (his

devotees). By their preaching they spread the beauty and fragrance of these kunjas

throughout the entire universe to the delight of all.

 

sevadarshe narahari camara dhulaya

keshava ati anande nirajana gaya (12)

 

As Narahari Prabhu, the ideal servant, fans Shrila Prabhupada with a camara, with great

delight Keshava dasa sings this arati song.