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Title: 001 Urdhvamnaya Tantra
User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-06-26 07:57:44
evam anga vidhim kritva, mantri dhyayed yathacyutam;
kalaya-kusuma-syamam, druta-hema-nibham tu va.
In the Tantras it is said
O dear one, a person following the rules & regulations of the scriptures should meditate by the chanting of mantras on that infallible Supreme Personality of Godhead, who appears in two forms: one dark like a kalaya flower (Krishna), and the other fair like molten gold (Gaura).”
(1) sandhau krishno vibhuh pascad, devakyam vasudevatah;
kalau purandarat sacyam, gaura-rupo vibhuh smritah.
In the Irdhvamnaya-tantra, the Supreme Lord declares:
“In the sandhya at the end of Dvapara-yuga, I appeared as the dark all-powerful Lord Krisna, the son of Vasudeva and Devaki. In Kali-yuga, however, I will appear as the golden all-powerful Lord Gaura, the transcendental son of Jagannatha Misra and.”
(2) avataram imam kritva, jiva-nistara-hetuna;
kalau mayapurim gatva, bhavishyami saci-sutah.
“For the deliverance of the conditioned souls in Kali-yuga, I will incarnate in Shridhama Mayapura as the son of Shrimati Sacidevi.”
(3) kalau purandarat sacyah, gaura rupo vibhuh smritah;
mahaprabhur iti khyatah, sarva lokaika pavanah.
“In Kali-yuga, the Supreme Lord will descend as the all-powerful Lord Gaura (golden form) as the son of Jagannatha Misra and Sacidevi. He will be known as Mahaprabhu and will purify the whole universe.”
(4) vaivasvatantare brahman, ganga-tire su-punya-de;
hari-nama tada dattva, candalan haddikams tatha.
“O brahmana, I will descend on the sacred banks of the Ganges during the Vaivasvata-manvantara and I will even deliver the candalas (dog-eaters) and outcastes by awarding them My holy names.”
(5) brahmanan kshatriyan vaishyan, sataso ’tha sahasrasah;
uddharishyamy aham tatra, tapta-svarna-kalevarah.
sannyasam ca karishyami, kancana-gramam ashritah.
“At that time, I will also deliver hundreds and thousands of brahmanas, kshatriyas and vaisyas.
My form will as splendid as molten gold and I will go to Kancana-grama (Katwa) and accept the renounced order (sannyasa).
GAURA-GAYATRI MANTRA IS MENTIONED IN IRDHVAMNAYA-TANTRA
(vi) ‘klim gauraya namah’ iti, sarva lokeshu pujitah;
maya-ramananga-bijaih, vag-bijena ca pujitah
shadaksharah kitito ’yam, mantra-rajah sura-drumah
In the Irdhvamnaya-tantra, Shrila Vyasadeva describes the six-syllable gaura-mantra to Shrila Narada:
“This gaura-mantra (gauraya namah) is worshipped by all the people in the world by using the bija-mantras of Maya, Rama, Ananga and Sarasvati. I have chanted to you this the six-syllable gaura-mantra (klim gauraya namah), which is like a desire tree because it fulfills all our desires and grants us pure love for Krishna.”