Topic: Songs and Prayers

Śrī Śrī Gaura Gopāla Praśasti
 (In Praise of Śrī Śrī Gaura Gopāla)

‘Śrī Śrī Gaura Gopāla Praśasti’ (In Praise of Śrī Śrī Gaura Gopāla) is a Bengali composition by Śrīla Bhakti Pramoda Purī Gosvāmī, in praise of the pastimes and teachings of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Śrīla Purī Gosvāmī also explains the non-difference between Gaura and Kṛṣṇa and the importance of nāma-bhajana. This was first published on March 29th 1964 in Śrī Caitanya Vāṇī magazine, Volume 2 Issue 4, and translated into English by Swami B.V. Giri.

By |March 17, 2023|Tags: , |

Śrī Gaura-hari Kusuma Stavāṣṭākam

On the occasion of the upcoming Gaura Pūrṇimā festival, we present this Sanskrit song, ‘Śrī-Gaura-hari Kusuma Stavāṣṭākam’ (‘Eight flower-like Prayers to Śrī Gaura-hari’) which was composed by Śrīla Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja and originally published in Śrī Gauḍīya Darśana magazine, Volume 8, Issue 9 in 1963.

Śrī Kusumañjalī (An Offering of Flowers)

The following Bengali poem, in glorification of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura Prabhupāda, was composed by Śrīla Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja prior to his acceptance of sannyāsa, and first published in the Dainika Nadīya Prakaśa on Sunday, 11th June, 1927. This poem was translated into English by Sanātana Dāsa and edited by Swami B.V. Giri.

Śrī Nāma Māhātmya (The Glories of the Holy Name)

In Śrī Nāma Māhātmya (The Glories of the Holy Name), Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja gives a detailed explanation of the gradual development of the Holy Name according to the eight verses of Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura’s ‘Nāma Māhātmya’ from ‘Śaraṇāgati.’ This edited transcript was originally spoken on October 2nd 1981.

Śrī Guru Praṇāma Anuvākya – An Explanation of Śrīla Guru Mahārāja’s Praṇāma Mantra

In 'Śrī Guru Praṇāma Anuvākya – An Explanation of Śrīla Guru Mahārāja's Praṇāma Mantra' The following commentary was a Vyāsa Pūjā offering to Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja written by Svāmī B.V.Giri in 2018. Giri Mahārāja explains the meaning behind the praṇāma-mantra that he composed on the order of Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja in 2012.

By |January 7, 2020|Tags: , |

Śrīmad Bhaktivinoda Viraha Daśakam

On the eve of the disappearance of Śrīla Ṭhākura Bhaktivinoda, we present Śrīla Śrīdhara Mahārāja's composition, 'Śrī Bhaktivinoda Viraha-Daśakam' (Ten Prayers in Separation of Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura). Upon reading this prayer, Śrīla Sarasvatī Ṭhākura commented, "Now I am confident that we have one man who is qualified to uphold the standard of our sampradāya."

A Prayer Composed on the Occasion of the Disappearance of Śrīla Gadādhara Paṇḍita

This Bengali poem, 'Śrī Śrīla Gadādhara Paṇḍita Gosvāmī Prabhura 
Tirobhāva Upalakṣe Sūcika' was composed by Śrīla Bhakti Pramoda Purī Gosvāmī Mahārāja and first published in The Gauḍīya, Vol.1, Issue 7th, June 1950. It was translated in English by Swami B.V. Giri and Sanātana Dāsa.

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