After the aratis the devotees finally circumambulate the temples with the prayers to Sri Guru and Vaishnavas, and also sing a special song for Srimati Tulasi Devi.
Evening Parikrama Songs:
O Gurudev! Give this servant a drop of your mercy, and make me more humble than a blade of grass. Give me the strength to tolerate everything, and make me free from any desire for personal honour.
sakale sammana karite sakati
O master! Give me the ability to befittingly honour everyone. Then I will sing the Lord's Name happily, and all my offences will be eradicated.
kabe hena krpa labhiya e jana
When will this soul attain such mercy and become fulfilled? O master! I am devoid of ability and intelligence, and greatly distressed. Please accept me.
yogyata-vichare kichhu nahi pai
When I examine myself for qualifications, I find none. Your mercy is everything. If you are not merciful to me, then, crying, I will no longer maintain my life.
Composed by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
kabe sri chaitanya more karibena daya
When will Sri Chaitanya be merciful to me? When will I reach the shade of the Vaisnavas' feet?
kabe ami chhadiba e visayabhimana
When will I give up this mundane ego? When will I honour the Lord's devotees?
gala-vastra krtanjali vaisnava-nikate
With a cloth around my neck, joined palms, and straw between my teeth, I will sincerely submit myself at the Vaisnava's feet.
kandiya kandiya janaiba duhkha-grama
Weeping, I will convey my sorrows to the Vaisnava and pray for shelter from the fire of material existence.
suniya amara duhkha vaisnava thakura
Hearing of my sorrow, the worshippable Vaisnava will thoroughly pray to Krsna on my behalf.
vaisnavera avedane krsna dayamaya
Satisfied by the Vaisnava's prayer, Krsna will be merciful to this sinner.
vinodera nivedana vaisnava-charane
Bhakti Vinod prays at the feet of the Vaisnavas: "Mercifully take this lowly soul with you."
Composed by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
namo namah tulasi maharani
O Tulasi Maharani, O Vrinda Devi, I offer my obeisance unto you again and again. O Narayani, I offer my obeisance unto you again and again.
yako darase parase agha-nasa hoi
By seeing or touching you, all sins are destroyed. Your glories are sung in the Vedas and Puranas.
yako patra manjari komala
Your leaves and soft manjaris are twined around the lotus feet of Laksmi's Lord.
dhanya tulasi purana tapa kiye
O fortunate Tulasi, by your performance of austerity you have become Sri Salagram's worshippable consort.
dhupa, dipa, naivedya, arati
You shower mercy upon one who offers you incense, lamps, foods, worship, and flowers.
chhappanna bhoga, chhatrisa vyanjana
The Lord does not accept even one of fifty-six grain offerings or thirty-six vegetable offerings without tulasi leaves.
siva suka narada a-ura brahmadika
Siva, Sukadev, Narad, Brahma, the other demigods, and the great learned sages all circumambulate you.
chandrasekhara maiya, terayasa gaoye
O Tulasi Maharani, Chandrasekhar sings your glories. Give him the gift of devotion.
Composed by Srila Chandrasekhar Acharya
Prayers recited after the parikrama:
vrndayai tulasi-devyai priyayai kesavasya cha
"Again and again I offer my obeisance unto Vrinda Devi, who is known as Tulasi Devi and
Satyavati, who is most dear to Krishna, and who bestows devotion to Krishna upon
vanchha-kalpatarubhyas cha krpa-sindhubhya eva cha
"Again and again I offer my obeisance unto the Supreme Lord's devotees, who are
saviours of the fallen, oceans of mercy, and wish-fulfilling trees."
sarva-vaisnavera paye kari namaskara
"I offer my obeisance at the feet of all Vaisnavas. May I make no offence in doing so."
(Sri Chaitanya-bhagavata: Adi-khanda, 1.87)
hayachena habena prabhura yata dasa
"Holding straw between my teeth, I offer my obeisance at the feet of all Vaisnavas who have been and shall be."
(Devaki Nandan Das)
sadyah pataka-samhantri sadyo duhkha-vinasini
"O Ganga Devi, you instantly remove sin and sorrow. You give joy and devotion. You are my ultimate shelter."
"Gurudev Krpa Bindhu Diya":
"Namo namah Tulasi Maharani":
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