Prabhupada Vijaya - Swami B.G. NarasinghaAppendix 2 - Śrīla Prabhupāda Ārati

Prabhupāda Vijaya

Appendix 3 – Śrīla Prabhupāda Stotram

(The following Sanskrit prayers to Śrīla Prabhupāda were composed by Śrī Ananta-Rāma Śāstri, an Indian Sanskrit scholar who was engaged by Śrīla Prabhupāda in working on the Śrīmad Bhāgavatam in 1976. Śrīla Prabhupāda appreciated these verses so much that he requested the devotees to learn them.)

(1)
kṛṣṇaika-ceta mada-moha-vināśa-kārin
mad-dṛṣṭi-gocara prabho prabhupāda-svāmīn
doṣābhivṛtti-paridūṣita-manda-buddheḥ
sañcintayāmi caraṇau tava bhakti-hetoḥ

O my master, O Śrīla Prabhupāda, may you always be the object of my vision. Only Kṛṣṇa can remove my pride and illu­sion. I constantly meditate upon your lotus feet with devotion, although my intelligence is dull and polluted by evil intentions.

(2)
vṛndāvane ramaṇa-reti-prasiddha-bhūmau
tatrāpi kṛṣṇa-balarāma-supāda-mūle
jñāna
para parama-kṛṣṇa-sudharmīty uktam
dāntas tu deva prabhupāda namo namaste

O Śrīla Prabhupāda, O master of the senses, I offer my obei­sance unto you. In the glorious land of Vṛndāvana, in Ramaṇa Reti, situated at the lotus feet of Śrī Śrī Kṛṣṇa-Balarāma, you preach the supreme knowledge of Śrī Kṛṣṇa, who is the source of the highest dharma.

(3)
namaste namaste kṛpā-pūrṇa-dṛṣṭi
namaste namaste mahānanda-dhātrī
namāmo namāmaḥ punar rakṣa rakṣa
prasiddha-prabho pāhi mā
dakṣa dakṣa

I offer my obeisance unto you, whose glances are full of compas­sion; I offer my obeisance unto you, who bestows the greatest bliss; I offer my obeisance unto you! Protect me, protect me again and again. O most renowned master, kindly protect me again and again!

(4)
bhaktisiddhānta-śiṣyāya bhaktivedānta-nāmine
prasannāya praśāntāya tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ

I offer my obeisance unto my spiritual master, who is a disciple of Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura, who is known as Bhaktivedānta Swami and who is always joyful and peaceful.

(5)
śrī-vaṅga-bhūmi-jana-bhūṣaṇa gaura-līlā
gaurāṅga-bhāva parisāraṇa-mātra-śīlā
rādhā-mādhava-pada-padma-mano-vilāsin
ānanda-rāśi prabhupāda namo namas te

The pastimes of Śrī Gaura are the treasure of those who have appeared in the land of Bengal. Śrīla Prabhupāda is always deeply immersed in thoughts of Mahāprabhu’s mood. His mind delights in the lotus feet of Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Mādhava. I offer my obeisance again and again unto Śrīla Prabhupāda, who is imbued with divine bliss.

Prabhupada Vijaya - Swami B.G. NarasinghaAppendix 2 - Śrīla Prabhupāda Ārati
Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja (Jagat Guru Swami) appeared on Annadā Ekādaśī at Corpus Christi, USA in 1946. After studies in haṭha-yoga, he took initiation from his guru, Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Swami Prabhupāda in 1970 and preached in the African continent for 3 years before accepting sannyāsa in 1976. After Prabhupāda’s disappearance, Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja took śīkṣā (spiritual instruction) from Śrīla B.R. Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī and Śrīla B.P Purī Gosvāmī. Although he spent most of his spiritual life preaching in India, Narasiṅgha Mahārāja also travelled to Europe, Mexico and the United States to spread the message of his spiritual masters. He penned over 200 essays and 13 books delineating Gauḍīya Vaiṣṇava siddhānta. He left this world in his āśrama in South India in 2020.