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Shri Prabhupada-Padma-Stavakah

Prayer to Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Prabhupada’s Lotus Feet

Shrila Bhakti Rakshaka Shridhara Gosvami Maharaja





pranamami sada prabhupada-padam (1)





pranamami sada prabhupada-padam (2)





pranamami sada prabhupada-padam (3)





pranamami sada prabhupada-padam (4)



bhuvaneshu vikirtita-gaura-dayam


pranamami sada prabhupada-padam (5)





pranamami sada prabhupada-padam (6)





pranamami sada prabhupada-padam (7)


kripaya hari-kirtana-murti-dharam



pranamami sada prabhupada-padam (8)





pranamami sada prabhupada-padam (9)


parahamsa-varam paramartha-patim

patitoddharane krita-vesha-yatim

yati-raja-ganaih parisevya-padam

pranamami sada prabhupada-padam (10)



caranashrita-renu-dharas tam aham


pranamami sada prabhupada-padam (11)


O Shrila Prabhupada, your beautiful lotus feet are cherished by millions and millions

of the purest and most qualified devotees, and you are the most competent personality

to preach the recognized process for this era. Your sacred lotus feet are adorable, as

they openly grant fearlessness and bestow the highest benediction to all living

entities. I eternally offer my respects unto that charming effulgence that shines forth

from the radiant lotus toe-tips of Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada.



You shine forth as the natural leading monarch among the highest class of devotees

due to your immensely powerful bhajana, and you are the exclusive, ultimate aim

of the truly fallen due to your far-reaching merciful embrace. Your inconceivable

lotus feet bestow full shelter for the cheaters and the cheated. (2)


Your divine figure is so graceful and delicate, your skin so soft, and your towering

form so radiant and golden. Your overwhelmingly beautiful appearance mocks the

pride of golden lotus stems as countless Cupids offer their humble respects to your

lotus toes which are like glowing white petals of the radiant moon. (3)


Like the charming moon which pleases its orbiting stars, you are surrounded by your

intimate disciples and are fulfilling their hearts’ desires. Your lion-like roar causes the

envious to tremble and quickly flee while your tender toes gracefully bestow the

ultimate benefit for the innocent. (4)


You have widely spread the glories of Shri Gauranga’s holy abode, Shri Mayapuradhama,

and you have openly declared the nature of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s mercy

throughout the universe. Your graceful personality has planted the lotus of Gauranga’s

holy feet in the hearts of your deserving servitors. (5)


As the universal holy master, you are the eternal refuge for Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s

devotees. You are always dedicated to serving your holy master Shrila Gaura-kishora,

and you are the abode of utmost honor for Shrila Bhaktivinoda. (6)


The intense magnitude of your devotion allows you a glorious position within that

intimate group of Raghunatha dasa, Sanatana and Rupa Gosvamis. Your happy and

elevated philosophical conceptions have crowned and seated you along with that

esteemed personalilty, Shrila Jiva Gosvami. And you share friendly relations with

Krishnadasa Kaviraja and Narottama dasa, being as dear to them as their very own lives.



You serve the living entities by mercifully revealing your divine personality as the

embodiment of hari-kirtana, and by so doing, eliminate the offenses which burden

the earth. Your loving disposition is more affectionate than even a father to the

followers of Gauranga Mahaprabhu. (8)


Just like a transcendental desire tree, you fulfill all the desires of the Lord’s unalloyed

servants. Your firm and patient nature insults the tolerant disposition of a tree, what

to speak of your benevolence. The purity of your divine lotus feet attracts the worship

of the great demigods like Durga-devi and Indra. (9)


Being the storehouse-keeper of life’s highest wealth, pure krishna-prema, you surpass

all the other great maha-bhagavata devotees! Simply to rescue the fallen souls, you

accepted the dress of a renunciate. Hence, your divine lotus feet are adorable in every

respect for the greatest stalwart sannyasis. (10)


Since you are an exclusive servitor of Vrishabhanu-nandini Shrimati Radhika, my bold

aspiration is to take full shelter as a minute atomic particle of that shining dust that

clings to your beautiful lotus feet. Your wonderful shakti can deliver the whole world.

I eternally offer my repects unto that charming effulgence that shines forth from the

radiant lotus toe-tips of Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura Prabhupada! (11)


[Note: Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati was so pleased with this offering that he

ordered it to be sung in all his mathas daily. This poem exhibits a remarkable rhyme

scheme, the second to last syllable always begins the next line. It also reveals a deep

siddhantic understanding of the mission of Shrila Bhaktisiddhanta.]