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:

(1)

gurudeva!
krpa-bindu diya kara' ei dase
trnapeksa ati dina
sakala-sahane bala diyakara
nija-mane sprha-hina [1]

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
deha natha! yatha yatha
tabe ta' gaiba hari-nama sukhe
aparadha habe hata [2]

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
krtartha ha-ibe, natha!
sakti-buddhi-hina ami ati dina
kara more atma-satha [3]

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
tomara karuna-sara
karuna na ha-ile kandiya kandiya
prana na rakhiba ara [4]

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

 

(2)

kabe sri chaitanya more karibena daya
kabe ami paiba vaisnava-pada-chhaya [1]

When will Sri Chaitanya be merciful to me? When will I reach the shade of the Vaisnavas' feet?

kabe ami chhadiba e visayabhimana
kabe visnu-jane ami kariba sammana [2]

When will I give up this mundane ego? When will I honour the Lord's devotees?

gala-vastra krtanjali vaisnava-nikate
dante trna kari' dandaiba niskapate [3]

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
samsara-anala haite magiba visrama [4]

Weeping, I will convey my sorrows to the Vaisnava and pray for shelter from the fire of material existence.

suniya amara duhkha vaisnava thakura
ama' lagi' krsne avedibena prachura [5]

Hearing of my sorrow, the worshippable Vaisnava will thoroughly pray to Krsna on my behalf.

vaisnavera avedane krsna dayamaya
e hena pamara prati habena sadaya [6]

Satisfied by the Vaisnava's prayer, Krsna will be merciful to this sinner.

vinodera nivedana vaisnava-charane
krpa kari' sange laha ei akinchane [7]

Bhakti Vinod prays at the feet of the Vaisnavas: "Mercifully take this lowly soul with you."

Composed by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur

 

(3)

namo namah tulasi maharani
vrnde maharani namo namah
namo re namo re maiya namo narayani [1]

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
mahimaveda-purane vakhani [2]

By seeing or touching you, all sins are destroyed. Your glories are sung in the Vedas and Puranas.

yako patra manjari komala
sri-pati-charana-kamale lepatani [3]

Your leaves and soft manjaris are twined around the lotus feet of Laksmi's Lord.

dhanya tulasi purana tapa kiye
sri-salagrama-maha-patarani [4]

O fortunate Tulasi, by your performance of austerity you have become Sri Salagram's worshippable consort.

dhupa, dipa, naivedya, arati
phulana kiye varakha varakhani [5]

You shower mercy upon one who offers you incense, lamps, foods, worship, and flowers.

chhappanna bhoga, chhatrisa vyanjana
vina tulasi prabhu eka nahi mani [6]

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
dhurata phirata maha-muni jnani [7]

Siva, Sukadev, Narad, Brahma, the other demigods, and the great learned sages all circumambulate you.

chandrasekhara maiya, terayasa gaoye
bhakati dana dijiye maharani [8]

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
krsna-bhakti-prade devi satyavatyai namo namah

"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 us."

vanchha-kalpatarubhyas cha krpa-sindhubhya eva cha
patitanam pavanebhyo vaisnavebhyo namo namah

"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
ithe aparadha kichhu nahuka amara

"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
sabara charana vando dante kari' ghasa

"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
sukhada bhaktida ganga gangaiva paramagatih

"O Ganga Devi, you instantly remove sin and sorrow. You give joy and devotion. You are my ultimate shelter."

 

 

 

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