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All Glory to r( r( Guru-Gaur&ga

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Kolerganj, P.O. Nabadwip, Dt. Nadia, West Bengal, India, Pin 741302 Founder-chryya: O^ Vi!@upd r(la Bhakti Rak!ak r(dhar Dev-Goswm( Mahrj Sevaite-President-chryya: O^ Vi!@upd r(la Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswm( Mahrj

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math

All Glory to r( r( Guru-Gaur&ga

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By the performance of Nma-sa&k(rttan, all perfection is attained. Still, to help us along the journey in the life of Devotion there is particular benet in certain activities of worship. The practitioner will, after bathing, be seated on an sana facing to the East, and touching water in a pacha-ptra he will invite all the holy places by chanting this mantra ga&ge cha yamune chaiva godvari sarasvati narmmade sindho kver( jale smin sannidhi^ kuru Sprinkling some of that water on his head, he will chant o^ vi!@u% o^ vi!@u% o^ vi!@u% and perform chaman. He will apply tilak with Gop(chandan, with this mantra lal$e keava^ dhyyen nrya@am athodare bak!a%sthale mdhava^ tu govinda^ ka@$ha-k)pake vi!@u^ cha dak!i@e kuk!au bhau cha madhus)danam 1

trivikrama^ kandhare tu vmana^ vmaprvake r(dhara^ vmabhau tu h!(kea^ cha kandhare p!$he tu padmanbha^ cha ka$y^ dmodara^ nyaset tat prak!lana-toya^ tu vsudevya m)rddhani Next, he must purify the flowers. The mantra pu!pe pu!pe mahpu!pe supu!pe pu!pa-sambhave pu!pa-chayvak(r@e cha hu^ pha$ svh Then purify the sana o^ dhra-aktaye kamalsanya nama%with this mantra he will worship the sana with a flower. Worship of the sana: sana mantrasya meru-p!$ho !i sutala^ chhanda k)rmmo devat sanopaveane viniyoga%. pthvi tvay dht lok devi tva^ vi!@un dht. tva^ cha dhraya m^ nitya^ pavitra^ kuru chmanakh. Establishing the utensils, etc. Opposite the worshipper on the left side, with appropriate vessels, he will keep the conch-shell, pdya [water to wash the feet of the worshippable], arghya [ingredients for worship], water for performing chaman, and container for madhuparka [equal 2

amounts of cows ghee, cows yoghurt and honey; otherwise the same adding cows milk and sugar, which is also known as pachmta]; on the right he will keep containers of sandlewood, Tulas(, and flowers, etc.; blowing conch, bell, water-pot are on the left; ghee-lamp on the right, and incense and oil-lamp on the left, and other paraphernalia will be located to be conveniently visible to the worshipper; behind, he will keep a vessel containing water for washing his hands. Purication of the bell sarvva-vdya-mayi gha&$e deva-sevasya vallabhe tv^ vin naiva sarvve!^ ubha^ bhavati obhane Purication of the conch tva^ pur sgarotpanno vi!@un vidhta% kare mnita% sarvva-devai cha pchajanya namo stu te Next, Svasti vchan and Ma&gala vchan are performed, and after that self-meditation: Svasti vchan o^ svasti no govinda% svasti no chyutnantau svasti no vsudevo vi!@ur dadhtu. svasti no nrya@o naro vai, svastina% padmanbha% puru!ottamo dadhtu. svasti no vivakseno vivevara%, svasti no hikeo harir dadhtu. svasti no vainateyo hari% svasti no jansuto hanur bhgavato dadhtu. svasti svasti suma&galai% keo mahn r(-k!@a% sachchidnanda3

ghana% sarvvevarevaro dadhtu. karotu svasti me k!@a% sarvva-lokevarevara% kr!@daya cha kurvvantu svasti me loka-pvan% k!@o mamaiva sarvvatra svasti kuryyt riy samam tathaiva cha sad kr!@i% sarvva-vighna-vinana% o^ hare k!@a hare k!@a k!@a k!@a hare hare hare rma hare rma rma rma hare hare Ma&gal vchan mantras ma&gala^ bhagavn vi!@ur ma&gala^ madhus)dana% ma&gala^ h!(keo ya^ ma&galyatano hari% vi!@)chchra@a-mtre@a k!@asya smara@dd hare% sarvva-vighnni nayanti ma&gala% syn na sa^aya% Nija-dhyna divya-r(-hari-mandir#ya-tilaka^ ka@$ha^ sumlnvita^ bak!a% r(-harinma-var@a-subhaga^ r(-kha@#a-lipta^ puna% p)ta^ s)k!ma-navmbara^ vimalat^ nitya^ vahant(^ tanu^ dhyyechchhr(-gurupdapadma-nika$e sevotsuk^ chtmana% 4

First Guru-p)j, Guru-dhyna prta% r(man-navadv(pe dvi-netra^ dvi-bhuja^ guru^ varbhaya-prada^ nta^ smaret tan nma p)rvvakam At r( Mypur Yogap($h in the Transcendental Abode of Nabadwip, the Supreme Lord r( Chaitanyadev is seated in a jewelled temple. To His right r( Nitynanada, to His left r( Gaddhar, and opposite Advaitaall, Their hands folded in prayer, sing His Eternal Glories. r(vs Pa@#it stands in front holding the sunshade. Below them, r( Gurudev is present on his holy seat. One must meditate in this way and rst worship r( Gurudev with sixteen items of worship; in this way: idam sana^ ai^ gurave nama% [seat] etat pdya^ ai^ gurave nama% [foot-wash] idam arghya^ ai^ gurave nama% [ingredients] idam chaman(ya^ ai^ gurave nama% [sipping water] e!a madhuparka% ai^ gurave nama% [as above] ida^ punar chaman(ya^ ai^ gurave nama% [sipping water again] ida^ snn(ya^ ai^ gurave nama% [bathing water] 5

ida^ sottar(ya-vastra^ ai^ gurave nama% [cloth] idam bhara@a^ ai^ gurave nama% [ornaments] e!a gandha% ai^ gurave nama% [fragrant substance] e!a dh)pa% ai^ gurave nama% [incense] e!a d(pa% ai^ gurave nama% [lamp] ida^ sachandanapu!pa^ ai^ gurave nama% [flowers with chandan] ida^ naivedya^ ai^ gurave nama% [offering of fruit, water, sweets, grains, etc.] ida^ pn(ya-jala^ ai^ gurave nama% [drinking water] ida^ punar chaman(ya^ ai^ gurave nama% [water to cleanse mouth again] ida^ tmbula^ ai^ gurave nama% [Betel, pn, etc.] ida^ mlya^ ai^ gurave nama% [garland] ida^ sarvva^ ai^ gurave nama% [everything] Then chant Guru-gyatri no less than twelve times. Vijapti [entreaty] tva^ gopik v!araves tanayntike si sevdhikri@i guro nija-pdapadmadsya^ pradya kuru m^ vraja-knane-r(rdh&ghri-sevana-rase sukhin(^ sukhbdhe 6

After this, one must offer obeisance ajna-timirndhasya jnjana-alkay chak!ur unm(lita^ yena tasmai r(-gurave nama% r(-chaitanya-mano bh(!$a^ sthpita^ yena bh)tale svaya^ r)pa% kad mahya^ dadti sva-padntikam rdh-sammukha-sa^sakti^ sakh(sa&ga-nivsin(m tvm aha^ satata^ vande mdhavraya-vigrahm Next, one must worship r( Gaur&ga who appears in His vefold Features of Pacha-tattva. Meditation upon r( Gaur&ga r(man mauktika-baddha-dma-chikura^ susmera-chandrnana^ r(-kha@#guru-chru-chitra-vasana^ srag-divya-bh)!chitam ntyvea-raslu-moda-madhura^ kandarpa-veojjvala^ chaitanya^ kanaka-dyuti^ nija-janai% sa^sevyamna^ bhaje Then with Gaura-mantra one must worship r( Gaur&ga with the sixteen types of offerings as was done in Guru-p)j. On the completion of this p)j, one must silently chant Gaura-gyatr(. 7

Pra@ma-mantra is chanted as follows nanda-l(lmaya-vigrahya hembha-divyachchhavi-sundarya tasmai mahprema-rasa-pradya chaitanya-chandrya namo namaste After that, meditating in ones heart on the Mercy of r( Guru and r( Gaur&ga, one should perform the worship of r( r( Rdh-K!@a. First is meditation of r( Vndvan, in this way tato vndvana^ dhyyet paramnanda-varddhanam klind(-jala-kallolasa&gi-mruta-sevitam nn-pu!pa-lat-baddhavk!a-!a@#ai cha ma@#itam ko$i-s)ryya-sambhsa^ vimukta^ !a$-tara&gakai% tan madhye ratna-khachita^ svar@a-si^hsana^ mahat One must meditate upon r( Rdh-K!@a seated upon that golden jewelled throne, in this way 8

r(-k!@a^ r(-ghanayma^ p)r@nanda-kalevaram dvibhuja^ sarvva-devea^ rdhli&gita-vigraham As with the worship of Guru-Gaur&ga, one must perform worship with the sixteen articles of worship through the K!@a-mantra that has been given by r( Guru. After that, obeisance he k!@a karu@-sindho d(na-bandho jagat-pate gopea gopik-knta rdhknta namo stu te tapta-kchana-gaur&gi rdhe vndvanevari v!abhnusute devi pra@ammi haripriye After that, one must silently chant Kma-gyatr( and M)l-mantra purely, to the best of ones ability. Having done that, Padyapachaka [ve lokas] and Vijapti respectively should be recited. Padyapachaka sa^sra-sgarn ntha putra-mitra-gh&gant goptrau me yuvm eva prapanna-bhaya-bhajanau [1] 9

yo ha^ mamsti yat kichid iha loke paratra cha tat sarvva^ bhavato dyaiva chara@e!u samarpitam [2] aham apy apardhnm layas tyakta-sdhana% agati cha tato nthau bhavantau me par gati% [3] tavsmi rdhik-ntha karmma@ manas gir k!@a-knte tavaivsmi yuvm eva gatir mama [4] ara@a^ tv^ prapanno smi karu@-nikarkarau prasda^ kuru dsya^ bho mayi du!$e pardhini [5] Vijapti mat samo nsti pptm npardh( cha kachana parihre pi lajj me ki^ bruve puru!ottama [1] yuvat(n^ yath y)ni yun^ cha yuvatau yath mano bhiramate tadvat mano me ramat^ tvayi [2] 10

bh)mau skhalita-pdn^ bh)mir evvalambanam tvayi jtpardhn^ tvam eva ara@a^ prabho [3] govinda-vallabhe rdhe prrthaye tvm aha^ sad tvad(yam iti jntu govindo m^ tvay saha [4] rdhe vndvandh(e karu@mta-vhini kpay nija-pdbjadsya^ mahya^ prad(yatm [5]

Obeisance to Vndvan tavra@ye dev( dhruvam iha murri-viharati sad preyasyeti rutir api virauti smtir api iti jtv vnde chara@am abhivande tava kp^ kuru!va k!ipra^ me phalatu nitar^ tar!avi$ap( Then, the worship of Tulas( is conducted in this way nirmmlya-gandha-pu!pdi-pn(ya-jalam idam arghya^ r(-tulasyai nama% Mantra nirmmit tva^ pardevair archchit tva^ sursurai% tulas( hara me vidy^ p)j^ gh@a namo stu te Obeisance to Tulas( y d!$ nikhilgha-sa&gha-aman( sp!$ vapu%pvan( rognm abhivandit nirasan( sikt ntaka-trsin( pratysatti-vidhyin( bhagavata% k!@asya sa^ropit nyast tach-chara@e subhakti-phalad tasyai tulasyai nama% 12

After that, one must offer the nirmmlya or that which has just been offered and is now Mahprasd, to r( Gurudev, etc., as follows: etat mahprasda-nirmmlya^ r(-gurave nama% etat pn(ya-jala^ r(-gurave nama% etat prasda-tmbula^ r(-gurave nama% etat sarvva^ sarvva-sakh(bhyo nama% etat sarvva^ r(-paur@amsyai nama% etat sarvva^ sarvva-vrajavsibhyo nama% etat sarvva^ sarvva-vai!@avebhyo nama% 11

After offering obeisances to Tulas(, one must chant the Holy Name on Tulas(-ml. In taking the Name there is no consideration of time, place, purity or impurity. It is the Supreme Eternal. After that, one must recite this mantra and accept r( Chara@mta and take it on ones head ae!a-klea-ni%e!akra@a^ uddha-bhaktida^ k!@a-pdodaka^ p(tv iras dhraymy aham

Gaura-L(l rtryante ayanotthita% surasaritsnto vabhau ya% prage p)rvvhne sva-ga@air lasaty upavane tair bhti madhyhnake ya% puryym aparhnake nija-ghe sya^ ghe ch&gane ri-vsasya nimukhe niivasan gaura% sa no rak!atu K!@a-L(l kujd go!$ha^ ninte praviati kurute dohannn svandyam prta% sya^ cha l(l^ viharati sakhibhi% sa&gave chrayan g% madhyhne chthanakta^ vilasati vipine rdhayddhparhe go!$ha^ yti prado!e ramayati suhdo ya% sa k!@o vatn na%

After that, one should accept a little Mahprasd. rudanti ptak% sarvve nivasanti muhur-muhu% hhktya palyanti jagannthnna-bhak!a@t

Then s!$&ga-da@#avat daurbhy^ padbhy^ cha jnubhym uras iras d manas vachas cheti pra@m!$&ga (rita% 13

End of morning worship duties.

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In the evening, one must chant the M)l-mantra and Gyatr( twelve times. One should not accept any food that is unoffered to the Lord or of an unsttvik nature. One should follow to the best of ones ability the vows of r( Ekda(, the Appearance of the Supreme Lord, etc. One should never associate with the asat or non-devotee persons. Before worship, this is the mantra for picking the required Tulas( leaves tulasy amta-janmsi sad tva^ keava-priye keavrtha^ chichinomi varade bhava obhane

English Publications {listed in brief]


By and about Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj: Centenary Anthology Exclusive Guardianship Holy Engagement Golden Volcano of Divine Love Home Comfort Inner Fullment Search for Sri KrishnaReality the Beautiful Sermons of the Guardian of Devotion Vols. I, II and III Sri Guru and His Grace Srila Guru MaharajHis Divine Pastimes and Precepts in Brief Sri Sri Prapanna-jivanamritamPositive and Progressive Immortality Sri Sri Prema Dhama Deva Stotram Srimad Bhagavad-gitaThe Hidden Treasure of the Sweet Absolute Subjective EvolutionThe Play of the Sweet Absolute The Golden Staircase By and about Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj: Dignity of the Divine Servitor Divine Guidance Golden Reflections The Benedictine Tree of Divine Aspiration The Divine Servitor Divine Message for the Devotees Periodicals: Counterpoint Sri Gaudiya Darshan Sri Vaishnava Toshani Vaishnava Transmission Various: Relative Worlds {Srila Prabhupad Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thkur} Sri Brahma-samhita {with Commentary of Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur} Sri Chaitanya MahaprabhuHis Life Precepts {Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur} Sri Chaitanya Saraswati, vol.II {with Hindi, Gujarati and Bengali} The Bhagavata {Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur }

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Disappearance of Prabhupda r(la Bhakti Siddhnta Saraswat( hkur 28th Dec., 1996, r( Govinda Dhm, Uki, N.S.W., Australia [translationr( B.A. Sgar

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