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Gopijanavallabha Dasa Sri Sri Rasika Mangala

Gopijanavallabha Dasa Sri Sri Rasika Mangala

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SRISRIRASIKA-MANGALA
bySriGopijanavallabhadasa
Eastern
Part
TheFirstWaveTherearenumerousPuranasintheworld,butwiththeexceptionofGita-Govinda,noneofthemshowthehandwritingofSriKrsna.InthesamewaynodevoteewaseverpaintedbytheLord,SrimatiRadharanipaintedamarkontheforeheadofSriSyamanandaDeva.Syamananda,agemofkindness,isamineofextremejoy,anoceanoffavour,proprietorofthebeautiesofthethreeworlds,theabodeoftheessenceoflove,theabodeofallgoodfortune,theonlyresortofthosewhoareaggreived,thesupremejewelofsports,agemofmercyandfullofthemostelegantintelligence.IbowdowntoSriRasiskanandawhoisliketheSun,thegiverofdeepjoy,thepossessorofujjvalarasa,amineofKrsna-bhava,whocanbringpeacetoourmindsandremovethedarknessofignorance,thewell-wisherofthedevotees,theextinguisherofallmiseries,thesourceofalljoy,thefatherofsuchwealthasmercyandthedelivererofthepoor.OhmostmercifulSrilaSanatanaGoswamiPrabhupada!OhSrilaRupaGoswamiPrabhupada,theonlyresortofthefallensouls!OhBhattaPrabhus(SrilaRaghunathaBhattaandSrilaGopalaBhattaGoswamis),ohDasaGoswamiPrabhupada.OhSrilaJivaGoswamiPrabhupada!Pleasebestowyourmercyonmyworthlessself.IworshipthelotusfeetofSriSyamanandaDevabywhosemercyonecanattainloveanddevotiontoSriHari.IworshipthefeetofRasikanandawhoiseverjoyful,theabodeofwell-being,andwhoisfullyelegant.LetallmankindserveSriMurari(SriRasikanandaDeva)whosefaceislikethemoon,whosewordsarelikenectar,inwhosethroatresidesthegoddessSarasvati,whosebodilyglowislikeLaksmi,histeetharelikekundaflowersandpearls,andhissmileisdazzlingandhiseyesarelikebeeswhilehisarmsresemblethestalkof
 
alotus.IworshipthelotusfeetofSriGuru,SyamanandaRaya,bywhosegraceIhaveattainedloveforKrsna.Simplybythetouchofhisfeettheinhabitantsofthethreeworldscanberelievedfromthebondageofmaterialexistenceandfloatinthemellowsofloveanddevotion.Hedominatedthethreeworldsbyhismercyandshowedextremekindnesstoallwhowerepoor,fallenormiserable.ThemoonoftheGopadynasty,byappearinginUtkala,hasremovedthedarknessofsinbydintofhisloveanddevotion.Heisanoceanofjoyandfavourandthepossessorofabeautythatcanwinoverallthreeworlds.Heisaseaofloveandanoceanofnectarandthemostfortunatepersoninallrespects.Hecanremovetheagonyofthethreeworldsandhismercifulwordsmeltanyheart.WhenwillSyamanandathesonofDurika,whoistheheadjewelofallelegancesandwhohasperformedhissportsbyappearingindifferentages,bestowhisfavouronmesothatIcansinghisglories.IworshipthefeetofthethreeThakuranis,thewivesofSriGuru,bywhosefavourIhavelearntaboutloveanddevotiontoKrsna.OhwifeofSyamananda,discipleofHrdayananda,whoisanimageofloveofKrsna,pleasefavourmeandallowmetosingthegloriesofRasika.IworshiptheSupremePersonalityofGodhead,SriCaitanyaMahaprabhuthesonofSacidevi,whoappearsageafteragetodestroythemiscreantsandprotectthedevotees.SeeingtheominousKaliandbeingcompassionateonallbeingsHeadventedHimselfinNavadvipaalongwithHisassociates.SriCaitanyaMahaprabhutheshelteroftheneedyanddistressed,whoismeditatedonbyBrahma,SivaandPurandara,pleasefavourme,OhsonofJagannathaMisra,andenablemetodescribethebiographyofRasika.NowIworshipLordNityananda,non-differentfromLordBalarama,whosebeautydefeatsmillionsofcupids(Kama),thedelivererofthethreeworldsbyindiscriminatelydistributingloveofKrsnatoallpoorandfallenpersonsandtobothhighandlowcastepersons.IworshipSacidevi,JagannathaMisra,HaraiPanditandPadmavati.IworshipboththeThakuranis,LaksmiandVisnupriya,andIworshipVasudhaandJahnava,thewivesoftheelderbrother.IworshipAdvaitaAcaryaforbyhisgraceonecanobtaindevotiontoLordCaitanya.IworshipSitaThakuraniwhowasanimageofdevotionatthetimeofLordCaitanya'sadvent.IworshipSriAcyutananda,thesonafAdvaitaAcaryaandIworshipthewholebranchofthattreefromAdvaitaAcarya.IworshipVirabhadra,whoseshiningfeaturesarefamousthroughouttheworldforhisgloriousmanifestations.IworshipallthebranchesofthedevoteeswhocanenablemetosingthegloriesofRasika.WithgreatdelightIworshipRamaiandSundaranandawhosegloriesarefamousonthisearth.IworshipGauridasaThakura,aliasSuvalaRaya,whoisafavouritedevoteeofLordNityananda,afavouriteplaymateofKrsnaamdwhobelongstothesameVaisnavafamilyasSyamananda.
If
thatprabhufavoursmethenIshallbeabletodescribethebiographyofRasika.IworshipUddharanaDatta,afavouritecompanionofSriCaitanyaMahaprabhu.IworshipMurariThakuraandKamalakanta,IworshipPurusottama,ManoharaandKaliyaKrsnadasa.IworshiptheeightGirisandtheeightPurisasfavouritefollowersofSriCaitanyaMahaprabhu.IworshiptheeightBharatisamongwhomVisvambharaisinitiatedasanascetic.IworshiptheValakasasfollowersofCaitanyaandIworshipthesixty-fourMahantastoo.Iworshipthe
 
GurukulagladlyandIworshipHaridasa.IworshipGovindaGoswamiandMaheshThakura.IworshipDinlavaThakurani.IworshipallgroupsandbranchesofVaisnavasalongwithalltheircompanions.Iworshipallbrahminsandallasceticsthesevenoceansandthisearth.AmongthemIworshipalltheholyplaceswithspecialrespectforjustbyhearingabouttheseholyplacesonecanawakendevotionforLord.IworshipSriVrndavana,MadanaGopala,SriGovinda,Gopinatha,VenkaVehara,RadhaVallabha,Kalindi,YamunaandallVrajaPura.IworshipGokula,MathuraandSriKesavaRayawhocanremoveallkindsofsinsfromonewhohearsoftheirglories.IworshipYadavaRaya,theownerofGokula,IworshipGopalaRaya,theholderofGovardhana.IworshipDvarakaalongwithRanacoraRayawhichismorefamousthanVaikunthaasanabodeofLordKrsna.IworshipBadarikasramaalongwithNara-Narayana.IworshipGandaki,Gomati,Naimisaranya,Pravasa,Puskara,andGodavari,Narmada,Sarasvati,SindhuandKaveri.IworshipAyodhya,KuruksetraandSetabandhuwhichareallfamousasholyplaces.IworshipHastinapura,thepalaceofthePandavaswhereKrsnalivedforthesakeofHisdevotees.IworshipthefamousholyplacesofKanchi,AvantikaandthesevencitieswhereLordHarilived.IworshipSriPurusottama,theLordofNilacalaandIworshipGaya,Ganga,Varanasi,Prayag,etc.IworshipNavadvipaonthebankoftheBhagirathiastheabodeofSriCaitanyaCandraMahaprabhu.IworshipthefamousGanga-sagara.IworshipNavadvipaandTamralipta.Iworshipheaven,earthandthenetherworldespeciallyalloftheholyplacescontainedwithinthem.IrequestallofyoutofavourmeandallowmetodescribethepastimesofRasika.BythegraceofRasikaIammentioningbrieflyafewnamestowhomIoffermyobeisances.IbowtoGopiramana,acompanionofSriCaitanya.IbowtoRamaThakura,anabodeofallqualities.IworshipthefeetofKrsnanandaandDvarikaandIworshipthefeetofAcutyaandBhavani.IworshipPrasadaThakuraandBalaramadasawholivedwiththebrothersofSyamananda.IworshipthefeetofthethoughtfulManoharaandProfessorKisora.IworshipSriTulasidasa,amasterofsankirtanawhoremainedwithSriRasikathroughouthislife.Atthebeginningofsankirtana,Rasikafirstofallworshippedhimbyofferinghimclothesandornaments.
If
RasikadidnotgetatulasileafthenhewouldwashthefeetofTulasidasaanddrinkthewater.ItakeholdofthefeetofallmyseniorsandpraytothemtoallowmetobeginthisbiographyofRasika.IwilldiscussbrieflyaboutafewseniorVaisnavasandalthoughtheorderwillnotbecorrectgraduallyIshallmentionallofthem,onebyone.IworshipYadavendradasa,theelderbrotherofNityananda,IworshipKisoradasaandValakadasa,Vaisnavadasa,Gopinathadasa,MonaharaandDamodaraPrabhu,theservantofKrsna.AlwaysabsorbedinthejoyofKrsna,hiseyesconstantlyshedtearsoflove.Damodara,whoknewnothingbutKrsna,hadacloserelationshipwithRasikaandacceptedmanydisciples.IworshiptheBrahminGovindadasaandalsoGopala,BalabhadraandHaridasa.IworshipGovindaofVrndavanaandSyamasundaraandUddhava.IworshipSyamadasa,Jagannatha,Kaviraja,Balabhadra,CintamanidasaandSriRadhavallabhadasa.IworshipAnantadasa,RaghunathadasaofMathura,Dvija

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