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Arcana-dipika
The Light That illuminates the Proces of Deity Worship

Hindi Tran lation by

~rila Bhaktivedanta
& , rila Bhaktivedanta

araYaJ.1aMaharaja
amana Mah araj a

English

Rendition

by

Amala Krsna Prabhu & PI' rna vila a Prabhu

GVP Gaudiya edanta Publications Ma thura, Uttar Pradesh, India

Other titles by Srlla Bhaktivedanta

NarayaJ)a Maharaja:

TIle Nectar of GuVil1da-l'ilii Going Begond Vnikuuthn Bllakt i- rasmjanG SrT Prnlmn.dhiival'i SrI Sik~fj?!akn
SrI Bhnkti-msinn rtn-s Inri hu-bin d /I Sr'i Mam*~sik~ii B!wAii-lattva-vivekn SrI Upndesnrnrfn Rays of the Harmonisi

Arcana-dipika

The ESSCI'lce of All Advice SrI Gnudfl/Il Git'i-Gucchn The Pinnacle of Devotion Shower af Love SrI Sr'lmari Bhnktt Frnjiiiinn Kesau« Gosvllml:
His Life tnui TeachiHgs Ve t'll- g 'ita

Sri Caudiya

Vedant~ Samiti

ISBN 81-86-737-08-1
Printed in India at Rekha Printers Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi-Tl 0020

GVP
Gaudiya Vedanta Publications Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.Jndia

Contents
CLck & Em,"'"

Preface Introduction Mangaljicaranam
SCI Guru-pranama -." 51'111'1 Prabhupada-vandanf 5rila Gaurakisora-vandana Srila Bhaktivincda-vandanf S.nJa [agannatha-vandana SnVai~I;Iava-vandwa ~r~ Nity~l.al1da-pra::'ama , , , , , , ,..__ ,..-,.--_ ,

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SrI-bhagavat-prabodhana (Awakening the Lord) MUla-mantras '" Prayers to awaken the Lord= Sruti-stava Procedure to awaken the Lord Offering acamana Procedure of Mangala-arati Balya-bhcga (offering bhoga) Offering the bhoga _ Duties after bhoga offering and arati ., Cuidelines: "

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Sri Guru-piija , Obeisances unto 5r1 Guru-varga Mantra to meditate on Sri Gurudeva Vaisnava-pranama __ Maha-rnantra _
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Sii-MiJagrarua-miirti arcana Purusa-sukta-mantra SrI Cauranga-puja Sri Gama-dllyana-U1antra [aya-dana _, Stuti (Prayers) __ Pranarna (Obeisances) Pajica-tattva .__ Maha-mantra _
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Preface
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Madhyahna-bhoga and Man Procedure " Bhoga-iirali kirtana S. yana f' rI Bhaga van , Aparahna-krtya Sayarh-krtya Ratri-krtya
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Special Instructions to be Followed Length of the Iird hva-purid ra or the mark of tilaka Pranama-vidhi (Procedure for paying obeisances) Aparadha (Offenses) a-aparadha (Offenses towa rd s the ervi e of the Deity) Narrta-aparadha (Offen es 0 the holy name)
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Th Upadesav The Upadesavah

( rirnad Bhakti Pra jnana Kesa va Cosvs mi ) ( rirnad Bhaktisiddhanta arasvati Cosvarni Prabhuj ada) _.............. .

Sri: Upadesamrta

Guru-tattva Dharna-aparadha ( ffenses towards

the holy dhama)

The title of this book, Arcana Of pika, means "the lamp that illuminat s arcana." TIle term ar ana signifie han r or worship. A ne of the l1avG-l(l~ann, the nine processe of devotional service, it refers to worshipping the Deity form of the rd. Arcann DIpika teach sue actl 11 w thi service i perform d and 110W to please the Lord through this process of worship. By the mercy of Sri ai ta nya Mahaprabhu: the Si osvamt and other contemporary followers 0 'rlman ahaprabhu: and more rec ltly, SrUa A.c. Bhaktivedanta Svami Maharaja the praces of Deity worship, whi 11 is the auth ririe method of approachin So Bhagavan, 11 been ucces fully introduced to th entire world. Arcana Dfpikn wa riginally pr ented in Hindi and Bengali by Sma Bhaktivedants Narfiyana Maharaja and Srila Bhaktivedanra Vamana Maharaja, respectively. Those version wer writt n for a reader hip already familiar with am of the methods and PI' cedures of arcana. In this translation, the English edition, we have included supplementary explanations for the und rstanding of those who are unfami liar wi th th Vedic cu l tu r and th tran drti nal methodology used ill the process of arcana. Additionally, because the Vedic system is orthodox and may appear e trernely rigid fr m th p r p ctive of peopl of other backgrounds, as far a possible we have tried to organize and simplify the procedur s while pre er -ing th original method. Here, we must include a word of caution. Although Arcana DTp'ikii teaches the proces of worshipping the Deity, arcana cannot be practiced b. merely foll wing this b ok. In order to pro eli arCI111G in its plLre form, which awa ken
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bhakti, one needs to be initiated by a bonafide piritual master. It is by the grace of such a pure devotee that a person in the conditioned state is able to obtain the adhikara or the qua1ificati n to worship the Deity of the Lord. It is a privilege to be admitted into the circle of those who have established a relationship with SrTBhagavan and who daily offer their worship to Him.This process of arcana is a prescribed method to easily develop prelna-bhnkti, the innate propensity of the jIva to love God. By engaging in this process-under the inspiration and guidance of the gum-gradually in the heart there is an awakening of affection for one's worshipable object and the blossoming of hope to attain suddha-l1Iwkti, unalloyed devotion to Krsna, The Editors

Introduction
It. is enjoined in the Siisfras, 'sampradiiya-vihfna ye mantrasie vlpfw/a nznUi~': manims which are not received from a gUnLparamparii, bona fide disciplic succession, yield no result. The cha~ting of uch un~uthentic mantras does not lead to per~ fechon. Therefore, SrI Bhagavan, the embodiment of all auspiciousness, has displayed unlimited compassion towards the Fvas of Kali-yuga by introducing the topmost process of sadhalla-bhn.jana. In this age of Kali, our sale subject of consideration, for the benefit of the Srr GaU!;IIya Vaisnava community in the line of Madhvacarya, is the process of worship, especially the rules and regulations recommended by Svayam Bhagava n SrI Caitanya Mahaprabhu, the saviour of the fallen souls. These teachings of Sriman Mahaprabhu have been presented to us in the form of authorized siistrns through the medium of Srila Rupa Cosvami, Sane tana Cosvarni, [iva Cosvami, opalabhatta Cosvami and other Vaisnava ncaryns. SrI Bhagavan Himself is the only worshipable object of the Vaisnavas, Only those who are initiated into the vi 1111mantras and who engage in the worship of Vil?I;lU· are Vaisnavas. Therefore, the acceptance of vi$rLlI-rllk$il and the consequent engagement in the worship of Visnu is the primary symptom of Vaisnavism. It is imperative for an initiated person to embrace and relish the prescribed conduct and obligatory duties f the Vaisnavas which have been presented upon the merciful order of SrI Caitanya Mahaprabhn by the Vaisnava rlcilryns in the form of fresh butter ch urned from the sastm-ccees: J tis mentioned ill various sastra« that all peopl from the four var~ws and rlsra11l0S have the right to become Vaisnavas by accepting th oisnumantras <U1d then engaging i11 the worship of Visnu, All the frui rive en d ea v ors of a 11 till ini ria ted person are meaningless. Due to not ha ing received Vi~)JII-dTk~li, such a
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person ha not established a relationship with SrI Bhagavan and therefore cannot be acknowledged as a bona fide Vaisnava. Only when one's -amlJa/ldhn-jr'ilina awakens after undergoing dTk$ii-smtzskara and receiving the uisnu-inaniras in accordance with the sash';c injunctions is he genuinely established as a true Vaisnava. The chanting of the mahiimantra does not depend upon any rule or regulation related to the formal acceptance of initiation. 111en, what is the need of accepting formal initiation if we can attain perfection simply by chanting the names of Sri Bhagavan? Many people have this misconception. The process of dfk$ii awakens in the heart of a jioa a particular relationship with SrI Bhagavan. By the influence of that relationship, avidyfi or ignorance of one' 5 constiru tional identity and other nnarthas vanish in sequence. Without undergoing IIp(lI1G1jnna, the SQ1T1Sknm of receiving a sacred thread, the S011 of a brahinana does not possess the eligibility to study the Veda. It is only after receiving this !1(Jnnnynl1fl that he obtains the necessary eligibility. Similarly, an uninitiated person does not possess the nece sary qualification to perform the worship of Sri Bhagavan. Only after accepting drlc?ii doe he obtain the eligibility. Transcendental knowledge awakens in one's heart by the effect of receiving rllk~i'i, and he truly becomes a human being. Diksa-samskiira enlightens one in transcendental knowledge and destroys one's accumulation of unlimited SllLS. Therefore, hlnvaFias or tho e who know the truth call this process 'rfik:,;ff'. As a chemical reaction turns bran ze into gOld, by recei ving rlrk:,;ii a person attains dZ1ijaivu or the>status a being twice-born. Hence, it is imperative to accept initiation and thus establish a particular relationship with SrI Bhagavan, By destroying the sins and sufferings of a weak-hearted jfva and by purifying and elllightening him, the process of d1kt?li first elevates him to the sMtVI1-glll.1i7 and ultimately establishes him m the stage of transcend ence. Gllrll-jlf/f!n<imyns {ns/II/H kr:;;~UI-dfk~ildi ~ikt?(l~1t7m-il is (me's foremost duty ttl take shelter or the lotus feet of a «ui-gur«

who is thoroughly established in a bona fide disciplic succession and then accept initiation from him. The gill'll is z;on-different from a manifestation of SrI Hari. Bhagavan Sri Hari Himsel~ is the gum of all jrVrts. U the gllm is pleased with someone, SrI Bhagavan will also be pleased with that person. U Bhaga van is displeased with someone, he can still be protected by a sad-guru, but if thegllrll is displeased with someone, then yen Sri Bhagavan cannot protect him. Gil 1'lIkrpli or the mercy of the gUrli is the exclusive hope for a per on who ha taken shelter of him. The gurus can be classified into !hree categories: sravr?tlt1-gllnt, dfk.~if-gllrll and sik?i'i-gllru. Sri gllrll, the worshipable Deity (Bhagavan) and the man tra serve the same purpose. One who considers them to be separate will not attain perfection. Hence, by understanding gnru-tnlnm in truth and thus accepting helter of the guru's lotus feet as recommended in the saetrae, one is sure to be liberated from the bondage of material existence. By taking shelter of the lotus feet of a sari-gum, a j1vn can achieve the topmost goal (para/1ln-pllrrt~il1"tlll1). Those who have taken shelter of the lotus feet of a sadgum and received dJk~li from him realize that Sri Bhagavan is the supreme Lord and everyone's wor hipable Deity. Amongst the Sixty-four limbs of blmkti, the nine-fold limbs of devotion (mlVndhli-hhnkti) and the five-fold limbs of dcvotion (pal'iciiliga-nfUlkU), devotion constantly accompanied by the performance of kiriana (kTrfllllnkhyii-bhtlkfi), is described as eing the topmost. "YadynflY nlll/fI-hhnktit1 knfnu knrtnpl/li, tada kTrtal1iikhyli bfmkti-sullyogr'/laiva" -this statement shows the supremacy of krrtnlliikhyii-hhakti in the age of Kali. Still, in order to remove the weakness of heart and mundane conceptions of a kani$thn-adhikiiri or neophyte devotee who is initiated into the vi$(III-I/lrmI m, arcana is specifically required. Therefore, for the convenience and benefit of devotees engaged in arcana, this Arcana-dipika is being publish d. It con .. siders the distinctions and special characteristics of the births known as ~llllkrf1 (birth from semen), siivifn/n (receivLng the sacred thread from a briilunan«) and dfliksl/a' (initio tion . ..

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into the uisnu-nutntras by a bona fide gnru). It also establishes through Jaslric evidence and reasoning that only tho who are initiated into the uienu-niuntm» have the eligibility to perform arcana of Bhagavan and that theirarcann becomes complete and perfect only when accompanied by the performance of kirtana of the maha-nuintra. A jfvn can never achieve liberation from the entanglement of the material energy if he disregards bhagavat-sevii, the loving devotional service of Bhagavan. Therefore, the proces for performing arcana of Srl Bhagavan ha been established on the basis of Sri Narada-pancaratra and other sntrtis. The Srimad-Bhagavatam recommends that after receiving the vi$l}lI-mantms hom a sad-gur» and learning the procedure of arcana from him, one should worship hi favourite Deity of Bhagavan Sri Hari. The consciousness of the conditioned soul is very flickering and similar to that of an ignorant child. Only by the m rey of the iieiirya does 11e develop a reverential attitude towards the transcendental Deity and become fortunate to receive instruction on the worship of advaya, nondual SrI Vi~IJ.u. Those who are adverse to hari-seua disregard the path of arcana and instead engage in the activities of ka rma and the cul riva tion of ji'iiillf1. But those who perform arcana according to the rules of pfr.ncarfltrikn know blzakfi-yoga to be the topmost. Impur~ty exists in any endeavour devoid of the worship of SrT Bhagavan. In the absence of a proper relationship with Bhagavan, one tends to worship many demigod . In such consciousness, one cannot properly perform the arcane of SrI Hari. Those attached to hou ehold life have envious nature and agitatedmlnds. Due to this, they become entangled in various types of imaginary pa ths and dis res pect the arcana proce s. When the jfvn becomes free from the influence of his material ego and accepts his eternal occupation of servitude, then his worshipable SrI Bhagavan manifests before him in the form of a Deity to accept his service. Yena
i(mmnsntai~1 pllrva vflsudevn(l Sallll1rClfn~l, tnnmukhe harinittniini sarin ti$!lwllli hhi7rntn_ The mnhi1jalw~1 the exalted devotees of

Srl Bhagavan, have commented on this verse as follows: To achieve the eligibility to genuinely enter niima-hhtnan«, the jfvn must first be eleva ted from the knn i~llm-arlhikiirf stage to the mndtnjama-adhikar! stage by rendering service to the arcavntiirn, the Deity form of Bhagavan. The process of Deity worship has been mentioned in both the Pancaratra and the Bhagava Lam. Therefore, Svayam Bhagavan Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu has said:
/q'$~m-lIInl1trn /wite Imbe snmssm-nuxavu: krsnn-niitun haite pabe k($t1ern cnrana

Caitangn-caritinnrta,

iidi-lili: 7.73

One can obtain freedom from material existence simply by chanting the mahii-manim. Indeed, by chanting kr$I,U1-llnmO one obtains Krsna's lotus feet. As long as a devotee remains a krmi:rthn-ndhikfl1'I, he cannot realise the supramundane or transcendental position of Bhagavan's eternal devotees. By faithfully worshipping the Deity of Vasudeva with the help of various items, he gradually realises the soariip« of the transcendental name and mantra, which consequently diminishe his mundane conceptions. A part from the (l rcii-uigmha, the Deity of Bhagavsn, the [iua maintains an intense enjoying tendency towards all the other perceivable objects. Therefore, in order to enhance his reverential attitude towards Sri Bhagavan, the neophyte devotee is recommended to perform all of his endeavours for Bhagavan's pleasure while simultaneously completely renouncing other activities. While performing arcana, one must focus hi attention on the nrca-oigraha and the process of arcana itself. By advancing in the process of arcana, one enters into the realm af bhnjana. Although the process of arcana is not the priority in bha/aIlG, still hhajana is not opposed to the reverential service attitude required for arcana. In fact, the arcn-vigrahn is a special incarnation of Bhagavan. Bhagavan's incarnations appear in this world at certain times, but both nnfnrytf1l1i, the Supersoul and he al'ciivigra/w can be realised at all times by the proces of loving

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devotional service. There is a basic difference between arcana and bhajana. While arauui is an activity performed with a reverential attitude, bhnJa1w may appear to transgress uch a reverential path. Still, by taking complete shelter of the chanting of hariniirna, bltnjnnG is in itself a complete process of exclusive devotional service to Bhagavan, By performing arcana of Bhagavan, one soon feels immense pleasure within oneself which is the cause of all varieties of perfections and auspiciousness. Without performing arcana, it is not pos ible for a person attached to material enjoyment to break fr e from bad association and o forth. Sri Bhagavan Himself instructs us on the proces of His arcana through the guidelines given in the sastrne. Moreover, great sages like Brahma, Siva, Narada, Vyasa and others ha ve recommended this process as the most beneficial for the supreme welfare of all individuals situated within the vnn.liisl'nma system, including women and slldms. A rcana is classified in three categories-vedic, tan tric and mixed. The altar or sacrificial arena, fire, the sun, water and the heart are either places of arcana or objects of arcana. The Deity can be of eight kinds: carved from stone, carved from wood, made of clay, paint, sand, j wels, gold or other alloys or mentally conceived tmiinnsic), Furthermore, the Deity can also be either moveable (caIn) or stationary tacaln). Bathing the Deity with mantras, worshipping the Deity at different snnrlhyas (intervals), cleansing the Deity, changing the Deity's clothes and decorating the Deity with ornaments, sprinkling purified water on the different instruments and ingredients employed in arcana, offering pfiriya (ingredients used for bathi.ng feet), arglLya-ilCl1I1111llTya (ingredien used for wa hing the mouth), incense, scents, a lamp, flowers and food, worshipping the Deity's eternal devotees in the guru-pornrupcrti, chanting the midn-mnntm, the recitation of hymns, offering prostrated obeisances, reciting prayers and honouring the garlands, candana (sandalwood paste), flowers and other items offered to the Deity are limbs of arcana. Constructing a temple for the proper installation of the Deity, organizing

processions and observing festivals related to the Deity are also integr~11imbs of arcana, Thus, by performing arcana unto Sri Hari with hhnkti-yoga, single-minded pure devotion, one attains L ving devotional service of His lotus feet. Being a special avatar of BhagaV3.11, the Deity captivates the faith of the arcak«, the devotee who performs nrcana and bestows auspiciousness upon him. Those who consider the nrci'i-vigralw to be composed of certain structural ingredients and maintain an enjoying mentality towards Him, have no faith in Bhagavan Sri Visnu. If anyone considers Bhagavan to be an object of his enjoyment and preten.tiously engages in arcana, then certainly he po es es either very weak faith or no faith at all. Willl great faith one should perform the worship of the Deity of Bhagavan with sixteen varieties of parapherna lia, Sincere household devotees should worship Sri Bhagavan with the best ingredients. The Ilttmlll1-adflikarfs or prellll-blzaktas who have developed great love for Bhagavan are beyond the rules and regulations of vfln_liiSrmlw. Being immer ed in their mood of in tense devotion, they perform bhiiva- ez li, worship endowed with ecstatic em nons, with easily attainable ingredients. Wealthy household-devotees should worship the Deity with the best ingredients and observe various devotional festivals according to their capacity. Behaving in a miserly fashion in this regard makes one wicked and consequently his service-attitude begins to de+eriora teo It is ta ted in the SrT Hari-blmkti-vilasa: krtynnyetfilli ttl priiyo grhiUilll1 dhnniim satiim Uklzitnni 1m fll tyaktnpnrigrnhn-maMtmnJltirn Mentioned herein are obligatory duties concerning the process of arcana which are recommended for ~eaHhy, virtuous householders. They do not pertain to tully renounced sages.

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Lastly, I would like to submit that although I am completely unworthy, 1am being presented as the editor of this volume, b_llt in fact the Hindi edition of this volume published by SrI Gaw;i:i:ya Vedanta Samiti has been released only by the exclusive persistence and service-attitude of my godbrother Pujyapada Trid an di Svami Srfrnad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja, For proofreading and various other associated activities the services of Tridandi ~vamJ Sr'im ad Bhakrivedanra Pa~manabha Maharaja, Sriman Subhananda Brahrnacarf, Srimart Navina-krsna Brahmacari and other devotees are highly appreciated. Tl~e·re may be some printing mistakes due to its being published in a short period of time. We shall feel blessed if the honorable Vaisnavas rudy the contents with the sale purpose of grasping the essence.

Srt Sri Guru-Gauranga

Jayata1:t

Arcana-di pika
MaitgaUicarat:tam
v(/Ilde '1111111rf-gllroit :irf-Yllfn-pndn-kan!n!mil 4n-Wlra~1 vni,:;;I.laV~!i1sen s srf-n"ipmil sligrajiitarll snlm-gnl1U-raglltl/!iU/riillv'tm~ tam sa-Jlv(I.J1l sarlvn itmil savlldh atmi1 pn r 'l(! na-snhi tam kr:;(1t1-Cal Inll YG-rlrvflln S1"7-riidhil-krgm-piidiit1 snIUl-gm.Ja-la I i tfi-sr[- visiikltiillv italitS ca

Foundation day of Sri Caudiya Aksaya Trtiya, 18 Madhusudana,
1908 Bharatiyabda,

Vedanta Samiti 500 Caurabda. 28 VaiSakha, 12th May 1986.

SrI Guru-vaisnava-dasanudasa (Tridandi-bhiksu) SrI Bhaktivedanta

Vamana

1 offer pral)ama unto the lotus feet of Sri Arrudeva this ,includes the dTk$li-gllrll, the blzajal1a-sik$li-guru, the supe~labve succession of gurus, meaning the succession pre~ommaled by Sri Madhvacarya and Sri 0-adhavendra ~U~l, the Vaisnavas of all four yugas to SrI Rupa Go varm, Ius elder brotJ~er Sri Sal1atana Gosvaml, Raghlln~tha dasa G~ vami, [Iva Cosvami and their a_ssociates, to Sr'l ~dvaita Acarya, SrI Nityanande Prabhu, ~rl Caitanya Mahaprabhu and. ali of His associates, and to Sri Radha and Krs na ~ccompamed by all of Th ir sakhfs and mafijarTs headed by SrI Lalita and

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cak!?ur
mil a ;rlii.na-t illlil'[lIldhasyn }iinniifijann-sa/iikayfi till 11711 i tt1li1 yenl! tastna i srf-g u rave l1mna{1

I offer my most humble rim.lgavnt-prntlnmn unto Sri Guru who has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the torchlight of knowledge
lwmn(f orrl ·l.Ii:?tlllpr1dayn i'iciiryn-si1il1m-rlil'il,le (1'1-srillI(ut-b/lnkti prnjl"iiilltl kesnvtl it; lIiiHlille

1

2

Arcana-dipika

Mangal acaranam

3

I .offer prnniima to the lion-like ncliryn, jagnd-gllrll on1 nupitda n~tottnrn-sn/ n SrI rimad Bhakti Pra jna na Kesava Cosvamt.
VI.

Srila Bhaktivinoda-vandana
11111110

Sri1a Pra bhupada-vandan
ntnuni: om Vifjl.lIIpiirliiyn

a

blmktiufHodiiyn saccuiiinnnda-niinune gmt m-snkti-svnriip1iyn rti fliill ugn-varnyn te

srtnuite

kr!?l,ll1-pre$thifljfl blll?tnle /1hak~isiddhtill ta-snrasnat Ilamine (1)

tn

sri-tuirsabhiin

I offer pransma unto Saccidananda SrI Bhaktivinoda who is U1e foremost of n]piil11tga devotees and the embodiment of SrTCaitanya Mahaprabhu's sakti.

avT-d evr-d nyi lfiya krpiibdhnye

krl?l,In-sambandha-vijfiiino-dfiyil1e

prabhnoe nanml) (2)

Sril a [agannatha-vandana
ga urtin irbhiivn-bl! ii mes tnmil
/1 irde~tii sajjm In-priyn~1 vai:?~1t1Vn-5iJnmhJtnll/lzn-srf-ingn11l1fithiiyn te nnnuil:

I offer prnufillln lime and again unto the master who be tows th science of ~~9a, who is very dear LaKr. I,\3, who is the recipien t of rfV5r:;>abhanavi-devIR5.dJ1ika' mercy, who is an ocean of mercy, and who appeared on this earth as 0111 vi~J,IlIpiidn SrT Srl'mad Bhaktisiddhanta SarasvatT Go vaml.
mfidh I! (yo iivn 111-premii1,1hyn-s rf-n?pn II uga-bhn kf id n5r7-gn um-knrIlFil-snkti-vigmhiiyn namo 'stu ie (3)

I offer pl'nIJ-ii111U unto Vaisnava-sarvabhaurna Sri [agannatha dasa BabajI Maharaja who indicated the precise location of Sri Gaurasundara's appearance and who is dear to all saintly persons.

Sri Vaisnava-vandana
pntitiil1ilri1

unto he who is lhe embodiment of that I'fip~l1llga-bhnkti which is radiant with the conjugal love c;f SrI Radha-Krsna and who is the personification of rl Cauranga Mahaprabhu's mercy potency.
prtmiinta

I offer

viiiicJlfi.-knipntnrubhyns piilmnebhyo

en 7qpif-sil1dhiLbftya

evn en

vlli$1J.nvebhyo

llama namai:

tuunasie gn11 ra-Viil,l I srT-1I117rtnye dTnrHiiri1}E
nipiilmgn-viruddhn 'pnsiddhfintn-dIHliilltn-hfiril.1e (4)

I offer prarltil1ln to the Vaisnavas who just like desire trees can fulfil the desires of everyone and who are full of compassion for conditioned souls.

offer pra 1,1([11111 un LO he who is the embodi merit of Mahaprabhu's teachings, who is the deliverer of the fallen, and who is the annihila tor of the darknes ari _ ing from misconceptions which are opposed to the philosophy enunciated by Srila Rupa Cosvarnj.

Sn Nityananda-pranama
s(lnknr$m.la~ kii mua-toya-sayl gnrlJhodn-sifyT co pny()bdhi-sllyf se~ns en ynsyii1hso-knlj'j~ sa Ilityii-

l1andlikhya-riimnQ saranarn tnanuisru
Sankarsana, Se~a iiga and the Visnus who lie on the
Kararia Ocean, Carbha Ocean, and Ksira Ocean are the

Srila Gaurakisora-vandana
nanto gnumkisorfiyn sii!ajiin-vnirfigyn lIIiirtnye viprnlmnbha-rasambhode! pfirli1l11hlljnya ie 11fl1'11a{!
I offer prtltlfimn unto the lotus feet of Srila Caurakisora dasa Bahaji' Maharaja who is renunciation personified and an Ocean of uipmtmnbhn-ms».

plenary portions and portions of the plenary portions of5rt Nityananda Rama. May He be the object of my shelter.

4

Arcana-dIpikii srl-~rl-rfidhii-srTla-govi/lda-devaH pre~thiilfh/li(l sevynmii)I(l11 smnrami

5

Sri Gauranga-pranama
ntuno l1Iahii-vndnnyfiyn krf,inn-prel71n-pmdffya te kr~~liiya kr:il.m-cnitnl1ya-nfill1ne gaum-toise iunuah

1 offer pmutimn unto SrI Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is ~r.'?Da Himself He has assumed the golden hue of Srimatt Radhika and is munificently distributing knmn-

premn.

I med itat e upon Srlmati Radhika and Srlman Govindadeva, who are seated on an effulgent si7ilizflsnna beneath a desire tree in a temple composed of jewels in the supremely beautiful land of rI Vrndavana, accepting service from Their beloved sak/lfs headed by Lalita and Visakha.

Sri Krsna-p

.anama

Sri Prayojanadhideva-praz:tama
srlll Inn rfisa- rnsiirr; mbh I vmiIsfva ta-! n tn-sl /J ita (1 karsan venu-stmnair gopfr gopfl11ifllfl(1 sriye '5tH I1n(1

he krsn«! knruuli-sindllO! rifllfl-bnnrllm,/ jngnt-pnte! gopesu! gopikii-kiinla! riidhii-kiilltn! lla1110 'stu te I offer praniuna unto SrI Krsna, who is an ocean of mercy, the friend of the distressed and the source of creation. He is the m~ster of rhe gOl'n:; and the lover of the gopf~ headed by Srirnafi Radhika,

May that SrI ,opInatha, who originated the transcendental mellow of the rfisa-ITlti, and who stands at Varnslvata attracting the gopE' with the melody of His flute, bestow His benediction upon me.

Sri Radha-pranama
tnptn-kii1icn na-ga t/ rff Jigij riidhe! v r ndiita nesuar!! vr1Jabflfil'lll-sute! deoi! prnnnnuiim hnri-priyel

Sri Tulasi-pranama
v!lldlfyai tlilnsf deou«! priyiiyni kes(l"(msyn ell kr~lJa-bl'lnkti-pl"arle devil satynvnfyni namo namnh I offer pranama time and again unto SrlmatI Tulasidevi, also known as Vrnda and Satyavati, who is very dear to 'rI Krsna and who bestows kr!?~1rI-bhnkti.

praniimn unto Srirnatl Radhika, whose complexion i like molLen gold and wh is the queen of Vrndavana, She is the daughter of Vrsabhanu Maharaja and is very dear to SrI Krsna,

r offer

Sri Sambandhadhideva-pranama
;ayaUidl

hJw ktljn nihini: apa rM Iw-I n ks« ib
ksl]Jltti ca kfllllllrll-lnrmiga-mnrlll1/f krpiilllayi! tvalil 5flmumil prnpolllli'i vrnde! numast« earnl}firn'vindam

mn {-sn ruasua-

surntau pmigor mama manda-maier gatf
padii
11'1 blw jllli

rfid iJi'i-71l adann-monnnn

II

All glories to the supremely merciful SrI Radha Madanamohanal Although I am lame and foolish, They are my refuge, and Their lotus feet are my very thing.

Sri Abhidheyadhideva-pranama
dfllyad-vrndfim 1.1ya-ka Ipa-d I' ill find hnb srfmad -rall1iigfirn-::';llZhi1snn£l-stlwll

Devoid of devotion and guilty of committing unlimited offences, I am being tossed about in the ocean of material existence by the turbulent waves of lust, ano-er, greed, and so for-tho Therefore, 0 merciful Vrnda-deVi! I la ke shelter of you and offer pral.Jtilllil unto yOtU' lotus feet.

6

Arcana-djpikii Srlla Gaurakisora
namiim i bhaktn-saktiknm

MailgaliicaraI]lam

7

Sri Pafica-tattva-pranama
pa fica-tnt tv.ti t makam k!~I,1ilril blmktn-I'fl pa-so« ru pn ka m bhnklanatlil'nJl1

diis« Gosviimf oli1 Vi!)l.lIIpiidn

Mtlhiilii.ja ta jl1ya! saccidiinnnda SrTla

bllaktiikhym11

Nityn-llIa-pravi$ta
Blraktivinodn Nifya-lflli-pmvi$,ta

Thakura kT jaya!
ott! Vi$I,l1lptida vni$l_1I1.VQ-slil7JllbhCluma

I offer praniim« i111tO SrI Caitanya Mahaprabhu in His five features as a bhakin, bhakta-rapa, bhakta-svnri7pa, bhakta-nvatiira, and bhakta-sakti

SrTln JagaIJrlrUha diisa Babajf MailE/raja kf jayo! SrOi-gnwliya-vedlintacaryl'l

Pafica-tattva

Maha-man tra
srf-kr~I,1G-caitmlya

Stan

Baladeva Vidyrlbht1$a1,Ul

pmbhu nityiinal1da

Prabhu kI joya!
Srfla Visvcmiltha

sri-adnaitn gadiid har« srfviisadi-gn U m-b! /akta-v rnsi«

Cakraunrt; TI1iiku ra kf jnyn! prabhtltraya kI jaya! Srfjfva, Gopli/asrT-gmlra-

Samas tigata -p ranama
ye kr~(lfiyn kr$1:za-bhaktliya tad-bhakti'iyn ntuno namnlt
gurcue ga uracnlldrliyn

Srila Narottamn-StiiliVi'isa-SyaJI!iZl'lanria
rtidhlki'iJlai fadti.la

Sfiin Kr~l)adiisa Kaoitii]« Gosonm; Prnbhu kl java!
Sri RBpa, Sanataria, Bhatta Raghllfllitha,

I offer pr(l~1i'ima to Sri Gurudeva, SrI Gauracandra, SrImafi Radhika and Her associates, Sri KPiI)8 and His devotees, and to all Vaisnavas.

bl1aNa, Diisa Rnglw!liHha ~ad-gosviirlli-prnb1z11 ki inyn! SrI Svan7pa Diimodnm-Rilya pi1r$ada-Vplda ki jalln!
NiimfictinjCl

Rft.miil1andadi

Mah a-man tra
hare kf!?l.1L1 hare krsn« kr$~la kr!j~UI hare

Srl/a lIarifitisa Thiikura ki jaya.!
SrI

hare riimn hnre riimn

rnmn riimn hare hare

hare

Prema-se kaho Sri Krf!t;ln Cnitrmya Prabhu Nitylillanda Sri AnfnrdvTpn MifyliplIrn,

Advaifn Gadadllara SrTvlis.lidi srr-gaum-bhakta-v/'nda kTJaya! STmm1tarivTpa, Gcdrumadoipa,

[aya-dhvani Sri Sri Gllfll-Ga uriinga- Gnndhnrvikfi-GiridhfirfVinodn-hihtirTjI kljaya!
Oril vi!?1J Ilptl da para
111(/

Marlhyadvfpa, Kolndvi'ptl, rtuduipa, [aniuuiuipa,
Rlidllfi-

Madman/.marlvipa, kf jaya! Sri

Rlldrntlvfplif maka SrT Nnvadvfpa-dhfiIna a-dvfid asa

en Srimad
Nitya-ll/fi-

ha rnsa }lanv rli jakiiclii}lCJ asto tfnra~sa ta
Maflfil'fijn

Bhakiiuediinta Ntirliya1Jf1

kf jayn!

5 ri

Rilel M- Kr:? ',HZ go po-go pi- go- govarrlha
SrT Vraja-mm}\1nla kf }ayn kr }aynl
I

I!

prauista om

uaniitmaka

Vifp1llpiida i1~tottara-S:I1(nSrT Srimtu!

Blmkt! Prajl1iillrl Kescwa Goeunmt MahAraja ki jaya!
Ni tya~mii-)Jravi~ta mit iJi$(11Iptld.n ll~tonam-sl1ta Sri
Bhnktisllidhiillta

DviidliSa-llpavana Bhaktideoi kf jaya1

Srria

Sr1 Syfill ia-ku» dn-RfirlI7li-k!

II,l~tl1Ya11ll1!ii-Ga Ii giiI

TIl /asT-

Samstxui Gosuam I PraMHI]!iidn leTjnya! O/il VI:j!./IIJlildn paratnahatuso biibtij'i

NJtyn-IIlil-pravi$!a

Sri

Sri Jngnl1l1i'irlw-Bnlnrfl'ltn-S///)Iwrfl'fi

(f kT jnyn!

8
Sarva-vighna-vill([sakfirf

Arcana-dJpildi

Srf Nrsrmhatieua kljnynf Mnfliiraja

CHAPTER

ONE

Bhnkm-prmmra

Sri Prahliida

kTjnyo!

Ciiro dluima ki jaya! Giro sompradfiya ki jaya!

Sri Area and Arcana
To bestow cau eless mere Llpon th jJvas, the supr mely compassionate svnynm-hhngavilll S1'1 KrSI~a is perpetually manifest in this illusory material world in two form: as the (rT-arcti-vigrnhn and as srT-hariniiJlla. The Deity of Bhagavan i non-different fr m Hi et mal form. Therefor ,it i mention d in the 'rTCaitrmya-canllimrfa, "nmtituii naha tumi, -likgiil umjendra-nanaana": the nrcii-nigrahn of Sri Krsna is none other than Vrajendra-nandana SrI Krsna Himself. Despite being non-different, there exists a mutual di tinction between the two on th ba is of Their v riegated amorous pa times. In th Amala PUI211:ta and Srimad-Bhagavatam ( 127.12), eight types of arca-vigralw have been mentioned:

,

Caro nea,'ya ta jayC/,1
Akara mathn-rtija Srr Caitansja Matha kr jaya! Srr Gmujlya Vedanta Samiti kr jaya.l SrT Devfinnllda Gaut;ifya Mafha aura nl1yfmya si'ikhli matha
samiiha kr jayal Sri-harinitma-sankirtana
Al1nnta-kofi

ki jayn!

uaisruron-omdn

kY jnyn!

Snmagata bhakia-tmuia kf jaya! Srt-ganra-premimonde! liari hari bol!

snili dfinll1lny17ntthllepy1i lekhyn cn sl1ikntf nunumunfi man imnyT pm li7l1iii?tn-vidhii. sntrtii
The Deity of Sri Bhagavan is of the following eight types: (1) carved from marble or stone, (2) carved from wood, (3) mad e of iron, gold or any other alloy, (4) made from clay, (5) painted, (6) made f and, (7) mentally conceived and (8) mad of gems, p arl r or jewels. It is a great offense to can ider the Deity of SrI: Bhagavan to be a mundane idol, doll or puppet. Atheistic concepts such as thinking that the Deity is made out of tone, wood r any other alloy and then assigned th identi f Bhagavan, or that the spiritual absolute t .urh ha app ared in thi material form or that this mat rial form has b en transformed into a transcendental object, comprise the road leading to hell. Sfisfrnescribes those wI1<_) main rain uch ide, a 17iirakT or destined f r r sidence in hell.
9

10
nrc1je Vi~I.WIl silii.-d17fr gllrtl$lI

Area na -dlpika nara-matir val~unve jnli-buddhir

Sri Area and Arcana

11

tnsnor

~rf-vi~i.lt)/'

kali-matn-nuuhane piida-tfrl he '1IIbu-buddhib sakall1-kaill$ahe sabdl1-sfimtinyn-tmddhir vi$1J-tlJlsarveSvnrese tad-itnl'(J-snmndlzfrynsyn vii Ililmkf sab
vn UIlI$I.lavliIlCilh

m111117iinantre

tPadma Plirnt/l1)

A per on is ni'irnkfwho considers the Deity to be made out of wood, stone or any alloy, who considers the guru, who is an eternal devotee of Bhagavan, to be an ordinary human who i ubject to death, who considers a Vaisnava to belong l a particular caste or creed, who considers carnniimrta, water which has washed the feet of Sri: Vi1?I:1.U and the Vai$DllVOS to be ordinary water though in reality it destroys the evils of the age of Kali, who considers the holy name and the mantra of SrI Vi!?DU, which destroy all types of inful reacti n, to be ordinary material sound vibrations, and who considers the supreme controller Sri Vi~I:1U to be equal to the many demigods. When with a reverential attitude one performs the worship of the srI-rzrcti-vigraha with various articles according to the guidelines of the Paficaratra, it is called arcana. Though externally the nrCa/za performed by kalli~thti-adhikfirT devotees and the bhiina-seoti of the Deity performed by parnmabh.agavata devotees like Sri Raghunatha dasa Cosvaml appear similar, they can never be the same in excellence. In the arcana performed by a kani$.tlw-adhiknrf, there exists the conception of T and 'mine' towards his gross and subtle bodies. In the bhtiva-sevii of devotees following the path of ragan ugii-bhakti, there is a direct service relationship between the pure oul and prapni1cntfta-adhok$aja or transcendental Bhagavan, Consti tutiorially the [tu« is an eternal servant of Bhagavan, but due to becoming averse to Bhagavan, he identifies 1,imself with the ma terial body. Since time immemorial he wanders throughout the universe, suffering the threefold miseries in higher and lower species of life. As long as the F1xI remains averse to Bhagavan, h will not achieve

realisation of Bhagavan and he will remain imprisoned in the jailhouse of the illusory energy. When in his heart a fortunate ;Tvn becomes inclined towards serving Bhagavan, then only is he able to atta in Sri Krsna' s eternal association. Henc , the inclination to serve Bhagavan by performing bhagavadhhakti is the only means to attain Him. This is the irrefutable conclusion which is unanimously accepted by the SrI/tis, smrtu, Up{l/ri~nrls, Puriinas, PI7i1C17 I'll I te and a 11other ~lisfras. Arcann is counted as one of the nin fold limb of bluzkti mentioned in SrTlIlarl-Bl1fi mxuom:
smvn~Wlfl kfl'tmmlil tlrCl111mil oondanam

vi~uob
.

snmmntni: pfidn-SellGl1nm diisl1mi1 sakllVa/1I iit1llO-IJiz!erinlUlln

(Sl'lml1d-Bllilg.

7.5.23)

The nine activities of hearing, chanting and remembering the transcendental names, forms, qua 11 and lies pastimes of Sri" Visnu, serving His lotus feel, worshipping Him, offering prayers to Him, becoming His ervant, can idering Him one's best friend, and surrendering one's very ou! unto 1 im at accepted as pure devotional service.

Arcana is also one of the fivefold limbs of bllGkti mentioned bath Bl1flkti-rnsflmrtn-shlrillli and Caital1yn-caritlimrta:
srnddhfi pise$atr7~1 Wltl sri-miirter 11Iighri-sevnne 5rTl1Inri-hhi'igam tii rf!lii lin mnspi'iri (l nt« ikn i(l sa hn sll;iltTyilsl1YI.' sn igd/Je siirlfrnu smign(1 srmto tmre
niilHI1-Sl7likTrlnnmil
SI"III11II-llwtllll

in

rii-nwl,If!nIe

Sf/lit

I~l

(Bfll7kti-msnmrtn-5imfhll

1.86.61)

One should lovingly wor hip the lotus feet of the Deity with full faith, one should taste the meaning of the SrTmad-Bhagavlltam in the association of tasika Vaisnava ,one should associa te with devotee" who are more advanced than on self, who pas s similar entiments for Bhage van and who are affectionately dispo ed towards oneself, one should chant itariutnna in the a sociation of devotees arid one should re ide within the jurisdiction of Mathura.

12 sad 1111- sanga,
11111 thurit-ot:
11

Arcana-djpika

STi Area and Arcana
t-§ rauann

13

ii ma-kirtm

111,

b/liigmm

sn, Srf-nlllr! ira sraddhiilll1 senann sakot« :5iidllll/la-';re~!lII1 If; ,'offen migl1 lq!?I,ln-prema jailllliiya ei palicern nlJII1-smiga
(Cnif -carir. Mrzdhljfl-Iflf! 22.128,129)

One should remain in the association of advanced devotees, chant /tllril/lima in their association, hear ~rlmad-Bhagavatarn from hem, reside in Mathura and worship the eity with faith and devotion. These five limbs hhnkti are the topmo .t because even a slight execution of t-hem causes the awakening of krsna-prenm.

?f

alone is the I/llgn-d/w/,l1Ia. One can achieve the ultimate perfection of kr?,un-prema only through the performance of sri-nttmo-bhaien«. Niima-bhajana does not even require any formal initiation into manrms and so forth. But to minimise the selI-degradingtendencies of those who possess cov tous natures and agitated minds due t their conditioning in subtle and gross bodies, SrI arada and other great ages have in different siistms prescribed regulations for the acceptance of dTk,ii and special guidelines for the performance of arcana. There are also rules Ior atonement in cases where initiated devotees have eith r disregarded or transgressed the vows taken at the time of d'ik$G and the guideline for performing arcana. Thus, in all Vaisnava sarJ/pmrltiyas there are provisions to eradicate the covetous natures and agitated minds of devotees who have receiv d initiation and are therefore qualilied to perform arC£!1IU. These provisions are none other than the particular ystematic arrangements for those who have accepted sri-mahii-mantra initiation and diksli to perform arcana. . During the process of arcana, Bhagavan's holy name always remains the prime factor. Bhagavan-1Iilma-kfrtmw is the life and soul of arcana. ArCf!llll which is devoid of Iltimn-sa(IKTrlnna does notyi Id illl} result. Especially in Kali-yuga, it i prescribed that one perform not only arcana but all limbs of hhakti with
Srl-niinli7-smikirfnllQ

the support of kirtann. Therefore, from the time of waking the Deity until the time we offer Him Dower before He g es to sleep a t night, in ,11]of the activi ties of arcana on must per fa rm sr T- nfi me-sa IikTrfn I{a. AJl ~listra and lllahiijmw~ unanimou ly proclaim that upon receiving pm7cariitrikn-rlrk$i'i from a sari-glint, whether one be a btiitnnnn«, k~alriya, vaisyn or sikim or even from the iakiut: and al7tyaja cast (untouchables, both male and female), ODe obtains the eligibility to perform arcana of srT-si1!agri1I1/G-siia and all other Deity forms of Bhagavan. An uninitiated person does not possess the eligibility to perform arcana. By accepting pnncnriitrjkn-dI~li from a sod-guru, one's spiritual brlihllw(wtvn or qualification to worship the transcendental braluna is e tablished. Thi ., the unanimous conclusion of all revealed scriptures. Such an initiat d person alone is factually qualified to worship and serve Sri Visnu, It is the duty of an initiated grlwst/w to faithfully perform arcana of the srT-vigmhn. therwise, th ere remains every possibility of falling down from spiritual life due to being coverou or miserly. A rem In is of two type : japliliga-nrcallfl and bhakfYGl1gnarcanl1. Arcana performed with the purpose of attaining perfection in the chanting of 117 a 11 tras is called japiiliga-arcana. This jnplingn-nrcnlw is included within the category of karma, fruitive activity. The arcana performed by the smiirlas who desire to enjoy the fruits of their' activities is jnpnlign-arcal1l1 and 15 not a limb of bhakti. Arcal1alovirlgly performed solely for Bhagavan's pleasure and for the enhancement of one's devotion is a Iimb of bhnkti and direct service to Bhagavan. The arcana performed by unalloyed, pur devotee in the line of Srila Rupa Cosvami (riipiill1lgas) is bhaktym'zga-arcm1l1. It is improper to employ the processes of jnptirign, priiFnyilma (breath retention), lIyiiya (analytical research), mudrii (hand gestures) and so forth in that arcana of Bhagavan which is included within Ilmmdhii (nine-fol ) and pn{icndhii (five-fold) bhakr]. This is because the Deity which is being worshipp d

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15

by a pure devotee is directly Bhagavan Himself and is perpetually manifest. The above mentioned bhaklymlga-am1l1t1 is also of two kinds: (1) the worship of srf-slilagrama-silii, srf-govnrrlllal1asilii or any other Deity f rm of Bhagavan performed by grhastl1ns in their home, and (2) the worship of formally installed Deities of Bhagavan, either ancient or modem, in temples for the purpose of preaching the glories of blwgavatse'vn. The first kind' simple worship depending n the availability of paraphernalia according to one's means, whereas the second kind is l'ii}n-sevQ Or a royal standard of worship. In th royal standard, the worship must be performed daily without fail. Any irr 'gularity make the entire worship faulty and offen ive. The worship of the Deity should be performed solely for the pleasure of Bhagavan, Neophyte devotees perform arcana as an obligatory duty. In rlija-sr!vfi, on must learn to tolerate the various hardships to be faced while executing th rules and regulation of arcana. With resolute determination one must not allow the hardships born of following the rules and regulations according to time, place and circumstance to deviate him from the Faithful ex cution of his s rvice. While performing rajase'1HI,both salll1ytisfs as well a grhasffm:, can vary the quantity of bhog« offerings to the Deity depending on the requirements of family, Vaisnavas, guests and visitors. Even on fast days one must offer grains to the Deity, but must not accept tho e offered grains oneself. They can be taken the next day or given to someone who is not fasting. One should perform worship favourably according to the different seasons and should also offer the Deity of Bhagavan seasonal fruits, grains, sweets and so 011. It is obligatory to remain extremely careful not to commit any seva-aparadha.

Paiicanga-arcana Cenerally there are five limbs of arauia. This is also known as pmlcfirtga vi.l.1tl-ynjiil1, the five-fold sacrifice _rerforn:ed .for the pleasure of Visnu.It includes various services beginning from the awakening of the Deity ill the briihma-muuiirt« until His snym1a-pl!~pfilljnl i, flower offering at the time of resting a t nigh t. The five limbs are abhiga mana, u.pfirlli na, yoga, svtidhynya and ijyii.

0) Abhigrzmn!lfl: clean ing tile Delty's temple, sme.aring the Deity with colours and rtuuitma, and removing the garlands, flowers and so forth which have been offered to the Deity.
(2) lIpl'irliil1n: picking flowers and tulnsll aves, and gathering incense and the various items required for worship.
(3)

Yogn-Blzftln-sllrlrlili: meditil_ting on on~ elf as a purely spiritual eternal servant of SrI Krsna ill the tran cendental realm of Vraja, beyond the material body and mimi.
(4) Svfidln/i'fljn: meditating on the meaning of hariniun» and the ;lI;lTLtrns received at the time of dlk~il while chanting them, performing kll'tnlIn, reciting verses and prayers, perforrning congre&ational chanting and stud yi ng criptures such as Sm/lfld-BII~gnvat(11l1 and Cnitllllljn-Lm"iti'illlrtn which promote bll{lktl and the conclusiu~ of rf aitanya Mahaprabhu.

(5) ljyn: serving one's worshipable ways.

Deity in various

This pmlciiJlgn-17rcann is not a temporary, mun?-ane activity, but an eternal, upremely pure limb of bhaktl which helps one to attain the lotus feet of SrI Bhagavan. For the benefit of Vaisna vas who accept the conclusions of Sr1madBhagavatam, his Arcana-dipika. which is in complete

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accordance with the teachings of Srila Rupa Cosvami's follower~ (nrpanugas), has been compiled in summary form from SrIla Sanataria Gosvamr's voienauo- mrti SrI Haribhakri-vilasa and the literature, essays and' treatises of various Illnlzajamls.

CHAPTER

Two

Duties during the Brahma-muhurta
BriihJl/G-111 11/111tn-krt_1ln r
(Activities performed during the
brfihmG-I1IIl/!llrfn)

Brahma-muh

iirta

One dntlc.1n C mprises twenty four minutes and two rln~1(las or forty eight minutes comprise one tnuhiirta. In one complete day of twenty-four hours, there are thirty Ill11l1firtns.ln the latter part of the night, the segment of time consisting of the two muhitrtae or one hour and thirty-six minutes befor sunrise until unri e is called nnt~lOrlt1yn or dawn. The fir t of these two muhiirtas is called the brall11lt1-I11Hhii.rtn. This brn!t11l17-111t1Ili7rta is the most beneficial time of the day for the cultivation of spiritual life,

General description of duties during Brahma-muhurta
In this JI1Il/liirfn one should leave the bed sayrng,l "Sn SrI Curu-Gauranga SrI Sri Radha Vinoda-biharf ki [aya!" and --chanHng the pancn-tnttvn-IIInl1lra and tJ1emnhii-mnntra. Then one should bntS"h tl1 teeth, wash one' mouth, face, hands, and feet and then ba the after evacuating. In the case of ernergelley such as sickness when one cannot ba the, one should at least change into fresh clothes. Afterwards, while meditating on the lotus feet of §rT-gltrHdevn one must glorify him by chanting Sri Guru-vandana and Sri Curvastaka. Then, with heartfelt devotion one, hould chant kr'?J)a-llama and recite the morning prayer . 17

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Duties during the Brahma-muhurta

19

Procedure: 1. Awaken. 2. Chan~ ~1~ _:carnes 01 the Deiti,es you are serving, (eg. Jaya Sn Sn Guru- Tauranga, Sri Riidha-Vmoda-biharI ki jaya.! etc.). 3. Chant the Panca-tartva mantra and th Hare l<gl:r;amantra while rising from bed. 4 Rinse the eyes. 5. Brush tile teeth. 6. Pass stool and urine, 7. Bathe tsnan«). 8. Tie the sikhii (sikhii-bmufhann). 9, Put n cloth. 10. Apply tilaka (tilaka-dharana). 1]. Medi ta te , n Sri Guru's 10 tu feet, glorify him w hil chanting SrI Curu-uandnua and 51'1Curuastnka. 12. Chant krsna-nnsn« and the morning prayers with heartfelt devotion. 13. Perform licamnna. 14. Perform sal1dhya-lipasana.

he can bathe with luke-warm water. Before bathing one should complete the activities of passing urin and tool. For bathing well-water is good, pond-water is better and river-water is best. The topmost f rm of bathing is performing kr~lJa-niinw-krrtaJla and remembering Krsna, This is known as tndnasa-s: tttnn, a mental ba tho After bathing in wa ter, one must perform miinasa-sniina. The supremacy of the mimasa-snsna is confirmed by this slakif from the Garuda PUIa~a:

nraLl/'trot,

pauitro

vn

san.ltivGsfhiil11 gato 'pi vii yn~1smnrei pll~lI;inrikiik$mh sa biilryn.bl1ynntara- 'uci{!

Whether one is contaminated, pure or ha passed through all conditions and stages of life, if he remembers lotus-eyed Sri Bhagavan, he becomes purified both externally and internally.

Tying the sikha (sikha-.bandhana)
After bathing, One should comb the hair and tie the sikhii while remembering the giiyntr'i-1]1antra along with pra~1ava or the syllable om,

Detailed description
Brushing the teeth
One should brush one's te th before sunri e. The diit una OT twigs of t~cs with thorns are pure. The twigs o£ trees with milky sap increase ne's duration of life while bitter and sharp twigs .with a p~gent taste increase one' , happiness and prospenty The twIg should be as thick as one's middle finger, equal to twelve fingers' width in length and als must have bark. One should hold it from its root end and brush the teeth with the opposite end. Tho e who perform arcana should properly brush their teeth even on fast days. Bathing isndna) Those who are capable people should bathe with cold water in the early morning, If one can't bathe1vith cold water,

Putting on one's doth
After bathing one should put on clean cloth. Unwashed cloth, cloth which was washed many days before, cloth washed by a washerman, contaminated cloth (for example, cl th which was worn while taking prasiuin), wet doth or cloth worn at the time of passing stool or urine cannot be worn a t the time of arcana. It is improper to wear woolen cloth while performing uremia, because there is always the possibility of woolen fibres falling on the arcana paraphernalia.

Applying tilaka (tilaka-dhiirana)
After sitting on a clean neona, pour Ganges water into a pailmpiitrn and place a ht/l7sJ leaf in it. Taking a Little of this water in the palm of the left hand, rub into it tllinsl soil from

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Duties during the Brahlll.a-muhLlrta

21

the base of the plant and mak ~a paste to be used for applving tilakn. In the absence of Jilng~5 water, put Ire...hwater in the /Janca/liiI ra and add a hila"', 1 af to It. Then while remembring th Ganges and ther sacred riv 'rs, touch Ihis water and chant III following tirthn iiviiluHla mantra to Invoke the various holy rivers to the pniicnpiitra:

l'r~tflt'

til

katwuil dlimadllrll1ir

pndmaltil/1itmi1

ell

Ulln.:;~'t

tat pmk:jiilr1l1n-!m/mil hi '1Jtismll!riiya murdlmn;

gl7lige en yrlllllllle cairo
godihlflrl sarosnat,

normade indha kiiueri

in/e 'smiu sannidhiti: kll rll

o Ganga, 0

Yamuna, 0 Godavari, 0 Sarasvs tj, 0 Narmadav O indhu, 0 Kavcri, pleas become r sent in this water.

Use that water and gopi-calldmln to form. a paste in the left hand. Then, \.... twelve mantras beginning with mil kl sa-val{n ith nnnuth, apply tilaka by forming the I1rrlhvn-/)l{I,ujrn (two wardly rais d lines) n twelve different parts f the body starting with the orehead, There must be a . pac in the middle of the nrdhl!a-plll.lcirn "rom the centre of the c 'ebmws xtendin.g three-quarters of the way down the nose IS called th Iliisiil1llila Starting from this Ilih/lllliln, f rm the rirdhvll1"lI1drn on the forehead reaching up to the beginnin of the hairline. The nmntras to be r cited while makmg the tilak« paste in L11l' left hand are as follows: jali1{ e kl'5nrln tf/n/nyt:'l1 lIilrillla~1l7111 alliadnre j.lnk~rl~1 sihal« /lliic1havmil gOl'i//(lmh kuulhn hipnke
111

up-

When on marks the forehead with tilllkn, he must r member Kesava. When one marks the lower abdomen, he must remember Nltrayru:ta. For the chest, one should rernemb r ladh.1\'o;l. and when marking the hollow of th neck on should r member (,ovmda isnu hould be remcmbered whil markmg the right side of the belly, and Madhusudana should be remt·mbered when rnarkin the right arm. Trivikrama hould be ~~membered wh n marking the right shoulder, and \ amana should be r rnernb red when marking the right ide of the belly. \ldhara should be remembered while marking the left arm, and HrsLkcsa should be rem.cmbered when marking the left houlder. Padmanabha and Dam<Jdara should be remembered when marking the back In accordance with the above slokth, chant the followmg /11£111tnt» while <1pplymg Ii/nka to the different parts of the body: n the I r head:
ViiI kesIIVQl/U uanuu)

( n the belly:
om Jli7riiYIll.1ii1Ia 1lC1111(*

III

On the ch st:
OIi 1

mad Irm.'ii

1/(1 Ilalllo/.1

Vi$I.Ul1il

en dnksine kuk~nll ht1/ullI C(/ umdlutsiidnnant
7.!ii I1Irll1l11M

n the holl ,....of th neck: t
0171gO'1.mlriiillu
nnm(l~1

I riuil; rnnunii

knndbnre IIf I'ii 111(/ pi'i rsvnkt'
til

On the n!:!;hlside of the abdomen'
lHil l'i~l,Inve

5TlrlhllrUliI1.1t!mn/!iihnu

llfimn(i

"rsikdllJi, en kuntlhure

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n the right ann:

Arcana-dlplka

Duties during the Brahma-muhurl:a

23

om madhu

fidanliyrr

namal;

On the right shoulder:

inauspiciousness from all living nrities, both moving an tationary. All gl Tie t Vraj ndra-nandana 'rl Krsna, whose softly smiling lotu face always enhances the transcendental lust of the vrajn-gopTs.

om trioikramaua namab

om vtimaniiya

On the left side of the abdomen:

(2)
v idagd hn-gopiil a-v ilfis in 111iirn
pauiiram

namah

On the left arm:

om srfd7mriiya namnb On the left shoulder:
0111

snmbhs: a-cihnilri kita-sanm- giitrnm g limnnyn giriim agmnyntn bra/una prnpadye nauanitn-cau ram

hJ'f?fkesaynnamat:

On the upper back: om lladnumiibhaya namali
On the lower back:

I take shelt r of that topmost reli her of rasa, the supreme absolute truth Copala 'r1 Krsna, who on different parts of His body bears the signs of conjugal union wi h til ~expert gopfs who steals bu ter and who is incomprehensible through Vedic statements.

(3)
udgiiyntYniirn

nmuindn-taainanam

mil

diimodariiya

namah

Finally, after rinsing away the remaining gopt-candana with water, any remaining water should be wiped upon the sikhii on the back of the head while chanting 'om viiswieviiya namah',

vrnjnngnnfiniirh diuam a prsnd dhv(mi~l dnghnas en uirmanthnna-sebdn-misrito l1irasyate yena disimi «numgolam

Morning prayers
(1)

When mixed with the sound of churning yoghurt, the loud singing of weet and melodious songs which glorify the name, form, qualities and pastimes of lotus-eyed SrTKrsna pervades the entire atmosphere and removes inauspiciousness in all directions.
'l}mja-gop'fs'

jnynti jnnn-n ivfiso devakf-jnnllln-vndo yndu-vnrn-pl7ri$ad svnib dorbhir nsuann adhnrmnm sihira-cam-nrii- ghnnb "USI11 i fa-sr'i- mukhena tmiia-pum-uanitiiniim vnrdhnynl1 kiimtuietmm There are doubts concerning His being born from the womb of Devaki. All glories to that Yasoda-nandana who resides within the hearts of all! His assembly is decors ted wi th the presence of the exal ted Yada vas, and He dest~oys irreligion with His own might and the l:elp o~ Hi~ devotees. Despit the controversy concerrung His bath, the chanting of His name removes

One can also recite various other appropriate verses and prayers at this time. Afterwards, one should offer prostrated ob i anc s unto SrI Sri uru-Cauranga and Sri Sri Radha Vinoda-bihariji,

Acamana
After applying tiiaku, one should perform iicamana. Vaisnava iicamnna is of two kinds: siidl1iirntUJ, ordinary and msesa, specific. Before any devotional activity one can perform ordinary acamann, but one must perform vise.!jG-iicamann at the time of bathing the Deity or at the time of pajii.

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1. Siidhuranu-itcamtmo:

A rca na-d ipj ka

Duties during the Braluna-muhurta

25

place

three

spoonfuls

of water

(gnt7Qllg(1) in tile palm of the right hand (which is also known

Touch the righ.t nostril with the right thumb while chanting:
011!

as the b riihm 11.- tirt! La) and after chan ting 0111 kesavii yn nan w)./, sip a little water and throw the rest to the side ..After puri1ying the hand, repeat the above process of acnmalm twice while chanting om nfiriil/{I ~J.n namat: and mil mad haviiya 1111mil b. 2. Vise?n-acamnl'la:
siidlzlirana-iicanul11Cl

saJlknr:jI:l/.lEiya

nnmai:

Touch the left nostril with the right thum.b while chanting:
tnt: p'fadyumnliya

after purifying the hands, and then follow these steps:

perform

namah

Touch the right eye with the right thumb while chanting: mil an inufdhiiyn namal«

With water wash the right hand while chanting:
or;'

Touch the left eye with the right thumb while chanting:

govindaya namah

om pllrw?ottamliya
01"11

naman

Wash the left hand while chanting:
orfl Vi~l.lI7ve nal1la~1

Touch th.e right ear with the right thumb while chanting; ari noksa jaya nama/.! Touch the left ear with the right thumb while chanting:
om n rsi mhii

Wash the mouth
olil madlwsii.danayn

while chanting:
!UWUl/l !lnm{/(I

yn

nama(l

and Q1.i1 trivikrnll!iiya
om vlimanaya

Touch the navel with the right thumb while chanting:

Wash the upper lip while chanting:
l1a111a(1

om acyutliya

namah. nmnab

Touch the heart with the right thumb while chanting:
ath jalliirrlaniiya

Wash the lower lip while chanting:
0111 srfdharaya

nnnutn

Touch the forehead with Ole right thumb while chanting:
Or?T upendraya namni:

Wash the ri.ght hand while chanting: alii ltr~Tke5iiJ/(I rlfllllab Wash both feet with the mantra:
on: padmanilbhiiya namai:

lauch Ole right ann with the right thumb while chanting:
mil 11I1raye

namtth

Touch the left arm with Ole right thumb while chanting: mil kr$lJi'iya namai: Finally, recite the following

Wash the forehead

while cha: ling:

arn titimodnriiya namalt
Touch the mouth while chanting:

mnntrn:

om vii.s1Ideviiya

namnb

O1h tnd ViS\lO{t parmmnit pedam sadif pnsY{l1l ti s~imy{/bdivTvn cak:jll r iitnram

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Just as the sun's rays in the sky are extended to the mundane vision, in the same way wise and learned devotees always see Srl Visnu's supreme abode. In a situation where one is una ble to perform vise. a-acamana, ordinary acamana will serve the pmpose. S andh ya-u p as a na After performing acamana, one should perform the morning sandhya-upn ann, the chanting of mantras given by the guru. The period beginning forty-eight minutes before sunrise until the sun is half-risen in the sky is the morning s(mdhya, and the period from sunset until the stars appear in the sky is the evening Ql1fthya... Snndhya should be performed facing east in the morning and noon, and facing north in the evening.

CHAPTER

THREE

Sri-bhagavat-prabodhana
(Awakening the Lord)

,

Mula-mantras
For ach Deit there is a mida-inantra, or r ot mantra. This

tnitla-niantra will be used often throughout the day in the performance of various services to the Lord. The miila-mantras are as follows:
Guru-airi1

gurave namah
parama-gurane /tal'lm~

Paramaguru-vcrf

Lord Caitanya-klltiI gauri'iya namalt Lord N.ityananda-.ol'il Ilityananda namalt
Gadadhara'fI7i1 gadfidharnya namah

Salagrama-sila-01il
Govardhana-siUi-kiltil

nama hhagavl1te viisudeviiy!] namai:
govard/Lmlfiya namai:

Krf?Da-klTli1 kr?~li1ya na mU/7

Radha-srirh ritm radhikayai

11n1IJa!1

Radha and Kp;;t;'la-S"rTlil ktiril rtidhii-kr$lJiibhyiil11

namnh.

Prayers to awaken the Lord=-Sruti-stava
N ow one should enter the temple and while remaining outside the Deity room, ring the bell and pray to the Lord to awaken by reciting either the sruti-etatm (Srlllwd-Bhag. 10.87.14-41) or the fall wing verses: 27

28

Mean a -dlpika

SrI-bhagavat-p:rabodba.na

29 a.nd a waken him

o 'sin: adnbhm-knruuo bJu!grronn vi~rddJw-

prema- Jl11itenq nn]lfl7Iiimbllrul1a1il vijrmbhnn Il!tMya v{sva-vijayiiyn ell 110vl~iii1nriz mffdhvyn gi;rnpanflyatfit pl~tll$a1:r pllra1Ja~l

First touch the feet of b chanting:

Sri

urudeva
uro

I/tti$t'JOtti~!l1n 'ri

Sri Bhagavan, who is supreme and primeval, is unlimitedly merciful. J pray that He will benedict me with His smiling glance by opening His lotus eyes. He can uplift the entire cosmic creation and remove our grief and sorrow by the sweet words of instruction emanating from His lotus mouth.
deua pmpanniirttiliara prn'iidmiI kuru keSm:m anaiokmui-diinena bhilyo mtllll ptirnyficyutll
0 infallible one, 0 remover of the distress of the surrendered souls! KincUy bestow mercy upon me by again awarding me your transcendental glance. jnyu ;nyn krpfimnyn jngatern niitha sarnn jn.gnlere knra SlIbhn dri?tipiif All glories, all glories unto You, the merciful lord of the universe! Please cast Your. auspicious glance upon all the worlds.

tyajn n idriim krpiimayn

o

most merciful Gurudeva, please arise, please arise and give up your sleep. awaken

Then touching the feet of Srl Caurangadeva, Him while chanting:
11 tti~tJlOtti!ftha

gallriirigll

;nhi nidritm mnhaprnhflO

o Kesava,

sllbhn-dr$ti prndiilleHn
frnilokYIl-mmignlmil

kiln,

Mahaprabhu, please arise, please arise and give up Yom sleep. Please benedict the three worlds with Your au picious glance. ext while touching the lotus feet of Govinda, a waken Them by chanting: go-gopn-gok/rliinfll1cia ynsodlfnnl7da tmrdhana ut! if,tllll rr'"idJmyii 'fi rrldhmil priltnr lisij jagat-pl1te

o Cauranga

o Bhagavanl

Sri Sil Radha

Procedure to awaken the Lord
After reciting these prayers, clap your hands three times and enter the Deity room carrying the following articles:
water in bowl with a spoon. Twigs (neem or eucalyptus) for cleansing the Lord's teeth, (dantn-kli~tl1aM. Offer them on metal plates. Clean cloths for wiping the hands, mouth and feet of the Lord.
Acamal1fya

o joy of Cokula. the cowherd boys and the o increaser of mother Yasoda's bliss! 0 lord
universe! Please arise along with is almost morning. Then meditate altar. 4. Washing

SrI

cows! of the REidha, for it on the

that they have been situated

1. After kindling the oil lamp or light.ing the candles, sit on the iisarui. 2. Perform ordinary iicmnana. 3. While ringing the bell, enter the area where the Deities are put to rest and:

tile mouth (l1ll!kha-prak~i'il{llla)

Offering acamana
Ground nutmeg and cloves are added to water to make Iicmnmu: for rinsing the Lord'. mouth. It is placed i.n a bowl called fiel1mflllIya- piilrn, and offered to the Lord with a spoon.

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31

The spoon should be held before the mouth of the Lord, while the pl/illff meditates that he is Hering water to the lord for rins ing His mouth The water is then discarded into th throw- ut pOL. Tins is done fur e tunes, B 'fore th procedure b gins, one should chant th iuantra:
tdmlt iiCnmlll1ll/mn

12. Decorate each Deit with the appropriate crown, ornaments and so on and then perform mnllgnln-amff,

lute,

Pr cedure

f Mangala-arati
items all t he altar:

(and the IIIlIln-mantra)

Pre araban for {irati: The pl1jnrr should bnng the following Incense in amph
<

5. Offer th guru and th Deities iicaruan« t rin c their m uths, while reciting the olluwing mnntras three times or each Deity:
irlmi1 tfc/lmnn~/m" (lith gil rave tuunnt) idaru acnlllnllfymil k11171 allflil/a nn1fln~1 g idam iicamnnll/mi, rltil klhil riidM-kr$piibhyiim 11(11IIGb

n incens

hold

r, In

r in a camphor
IDl

lamp, (only t r bJloga-aratT.

the madlll/ii/llla, is excellent.)
Pniimpmdil'a,

day tiratl, offering a camphor-lamp

five-wicked gh e lamp.
stand.

6. Offer rlnllll1-kii~thl1 by placmg a twig on a small tray in front of the Lord while reciting the following I1Irmtrns three times f reach D ity:
esa dl1l1f(l-kii:thll~1 aim gurave tlntllnb e~n dnnt(j-kii~Jhn" kIln! gnll riNn namal) esa dantn kr'i$t/!I1b sril'n klflll radM kr~(Ifibll.vihil

A conch. h Llon a 1ril'aril, three-legged A fine cloth. ragrant fJ wers Th following n a mall plate.

items should alread

b on the altar:
pal1capiilra

I1mnn!l

7. ow offer iiC011IaHn again, mantras, thre times for each

while r citing the following eiry:

a bell, a peacock Jan, a ciimara, a ing conch hell. Off ring the iirati:

and a blow-

idam nCI1/11(11lfynliiain: gumte /In/lw!1 idntn ncnlllnlliymil klTltI gnllriillf! 1I1l1rrtl!1 Idmil iicnmmJ~1f£llil ~I'Tljl klTlil riidhii kr1?I,liibl1yi'im IInllln!1

1 Siton the (bmm and perform iicauuina. 2. While rmging the bell, offer flower the feet of ach D it and
111(1711

(pll;>l'iiI'ilail)

to
11111/(1-

. Then wipe the lace. hands dean cloth

and feet of each Deity with . old ga rlands, IliiasT leaves

hant Th ir Tesp ctiv

ras.
the bell, the 11I7jiiri should open the doors

9,

lean the altar by, removing
.

3, Still ringing

and flowers ( irmdlvapasarana). 10. Wash hand

of the Deity room.
(o/~~HI- tllit1.'a),

11. Offer one tllias/lew f a t the ft'ct of each Deity, w h de chan tl1'lgTheu appropriate 111 iiill-mllllfrn: etn! tlllaSl-pfllmm {and the mitln-ttutnttn)

4. Taking lh bl wing conchshell nd the ,miicapiifrn Just outside the Deily room, 111.: hould blow the conch. hell s three time , rinse It off ov cr a receptacle placed outside for that purpose, and U1 n bring It back insid .

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Arcana-dip ikf

S ri-bhaga

vat-pra bodhana

33

5. Bef re ach article i ffered the right hand should be purifi d with three drops f water 'from th pC/17nplitra. Each articl is then purifi d in the same way.

water in the conchshell should be rotated three time. r the heads of the Deities. ote: TI1.e.r is no fixed number for offering the remaining item , offered in the r maining sequen e. 11. Cloth. 12. Flowers should the feet only. be offered by rotating them around

6. During nrati the mula-mantra for each Deity should be
chanted Deity. before offering each article to that particular

7. The incense should b offered, (in an incense holder), four times to the Lotus feet, twice to the navJ: (incense 1\ u d not be rota ted above the na vel). and seven times to all the limbs of fhe body, (a circle being made around the b dy of the Deity). DI7 ii pa-diino-man tr« (man trn for offering incense)

13. Camara, rota te in a clockwise direction. 14. Peacock fan. (The camara and the peacock fan sh uld not be u d from the beginning of the month 0 Karttika until the day of Siva-ratri, unle s the climate i hot, in which case, one can use them.
or prasadllamp hould be rotated a an offering to ttllasf, Garuda, (when present), the demigods and the devotees.

van nspnti raso tpml no gn II dhfi~fhyo gan dha tI ttnnln(l tighTeyf!~1earna-deoiintim
dhii.po 'ymi-l pratigrl!yatfim Bhagavan, this incense, having been obtained from the ra a, sap of the king of tr e,i endowed with the best of fragran es. Please accept this fragrant incense, which for all the demigods i very sweet smelling. 8. The camphor is offered only at bhogn-firnlL Rotate it at the feet of the Deities four times, the navel two times, the face one time and the entire body seven times. 9. The pniicaprnd'fpa is off red in the same way as the cam-

15. The offered

Balya-bboga (offering bhoga)
The procedure for offering bti.1yn-bhoga (the offering of bhoga after mangaia-iiraii), madhyal1l1a-bhoga (midday, raja-bhoga)J srtnlu bhoga (in the afternoon) and ratri-knlina-bhoga (befor sayal1G or evening iirati) is the ame. SrI Sri Radha-Krsna, Srl Cauranga and Sri Gurudeva should be offered bhoga on separate plates, If it is not possible to offer separate plates to each Deity, then one can offer bl10ga to all of them on a ingle plate. In cases where the Deities have separate altars, it 1 obligatory to offer them separate plates of bhoga. , We sh uld offer rh bhog« with a feeling that Sri. Curudeva himself is offering the blwga to Sri SrI Radha- Krsna or Sriman Mahaprabhu, The pJ7.jnrl should bring the following items:

phor lamp, but at every fulJ
Dfpn-dii1\n-/1Ianfrn

emn.

(IJInll.fra for

offering ghee lamp)

svnprrzkn.so mahii-t jn~l sttrtm tastim iTiipnhnb
Sr7

Mh}Jiibl1ynl1Inm-jyotir

dipo 'ynrn pratigrl7ynttim
this lamp is endowed with an immense effulgence. It removes all darkness and illuminates both internally and externally Please accept this lamp

o Bhagavan,

Piidya water in plitra with a spoon.
AcamnnG water in ptifm with a spoon.

34 Tulasileav A conchshell A quantity

Arcana

-ar pika

Sri-bha.gavat-prabodhana

35

s in a bowl, (a many as there are preparafilled with water. of flower petals.

tions to be offered).

6. Sprinkle iii few drops of water from the conchshell onto each preparation, (this purifies the bhoga from any contamination that may have entered during or before the preparation) while chanting: idmn m i$fnl111a- pan iyiid'ikmi1 sr'im kiflit rndhn-k!$I:ltfhllyi'hil namal? (or the I11filfl-l1Irmrrn of the Deity one is worshipping) 7. Touching the anog« plate, chant the miila-motura eight times, gaura-giiyatrf ten times and klima-giiyatrr ten times. 8. Come out of the Deity rOOID, close the door and wait for orne time, (10-15 minutes). 9. Again enter the Deity room. 10. ff r ticamana to the Deity while chanting:
idanl. iicnmonfymiz srim kllrn rndhii-kr,1J1ihhyiiJi1 nnmah (or the miila-numtm of the D . ty one is worshipping)

Offering the bhoga
Bring in the bhoga to be offered, setting it up in front of the altar. 1. Offer pU$piifijali(t, a few flower pet. ls at the lotus feet of each Deity while chanting:
e. n/l })Ll$ptilijnl
§r'lm

ib

klfli1 rlldhli-kr.uflbhyriJi1 nnmoh (or the miita-manira o£ the Deity one is worshipping) 2. Offer the asanas by putting a few Hower petals on each one while chanting: nainnh, (or the miila-numtra of the Deity one is worshipping)
3, Her padya while chanting: idam iisautm: srim klim riidhn-kJ'$/3fibhyiilfz

11, Offer iiimbiilo while chanting: ituim fnmbi7lmi1

srlm kif/il riidhn-kr~Ffihhvi'ilil namntl (or th mula-mantra of the Deity one is worshipping)
12. Then offer this prasiMa to Sr1 Curudeva in the following sequence: idam mahii~pmsi'ld(nh--vlj1. sarvn-snkhfbhyo
idarr: l1lahli-prastidarn--OIi1 I1nma(1, ptJllfuamiisyoli

etat piidynri1
srim klfJi1 riidhli-krf?lJflbhyiilh namah, (or the miila-manlra of the Deity one is worshipping) 4. Offer iicamana while chanting:
idnritacmnnl1TymiJ 51'11/1 klfl;' riidhli-kr$(liibhyiiliI

and all the akhi.

l1a1Ha~1

namnn

idG111 mahii-prnsiidl71fl--ori1
uimn mahii-prasaria1it--{Jlil
inarl1l1lahfi-pra

hlil1syni rlama~ vrnjavasibhyo namah

(or the miila-mcntra of the Deity one is worshipping) 5, Place a tufas! leaf on each. preparation
srim krlliJ rndhii-krfl{ltibhyiitil r the miiia-mantm

while chanting:
nmnai)

litiaril--0171 sarva-vai/l1)t1vebhyo nmnai:
sa rVll-vni$!Javfbhyo namaa

eiat niuedvnn, sa tulnst pan/yo jalnm of the Deit
!

inmil nwhii-p1'Osiidam-Ori1

on is worshipping)

idtui: mahii- prasiida I11-ll i7il sri gllrn1Je nnmnb

36

A rca na-d ip.i ka

SrI -b hagav at-pra bod hana
0&

37

Duties after hhoga offering and arati
1. Cleaning tJ'E Temple After the bfflya~bhogr:l offering, while chanting the glories of the Lord in a mood of servitude, clean the Deity room and temple etc., either with water or with pure cowdung mixed Wit11 day. Then dealt the paraphernalia used in worshipping the Lord. 2. Picking flowers and htlasfleaves Guidelines:
.;;9

Flowers should not be washed with ordinary water. Flowers should be sanctified for the arcana of Sri Bhagavan by sprinkling cantlana or Ganges water on them while chanting the following mantra:

pUl?pe plll?pe

mnhif-pu$pe en

SllrW;pe pUl?pn-smnbhnve
ptl~Fa-Ctlyiivnkfn.le

hum phn t s·vfihfi

o flowers, 0 great and auspicious flowers who have appeared from budding creepers, may you be purified.
'Iulasi-devi seva
1 After one bathes and performs 1111nikn (morning salldl1ya or gtiyatrf-nulntras), one should offer obeisances and bathe tlllasfwhile chanting her pralJti.mll-71'1fll1tra and sniinu-mantra. Tulasl praf,l arna-m antra
v!ndifyni tilinsf devyni

One should pay obeisances unto SrI Bhagavan seek His permission a nd pick flowers and tu/asT lea Yes and :lnaPijarrs according to the proper rules. to collect hdasf1eaves without having bathed ..It is best to pick tulasi and flowers after taking morning bath. One can also pick flowers before bathing and collect tlllnslleaves after bathing. When in case of emergency one is unable to take bath, one should put on fresh clothes, perform mantra-sniina and with pure consciousness pick flowers and tulasi leaves.

J,. It is prohibited

priyfl}/ni kesQvnsYrJ ca krsna-bhakti-prade devil
snlynvnf:1jni nanu: nalliaft

_. One should never collect t.ulasfleaves in. 3 contaminated state; that is, when one'sbady or mind is contaminated. ~ For the C1 I'CC1nn of SrI 8haga van, white and fragrant flowers are the best.
4

I offer prnniinta time and again unto Tulnsi-aev", al~o known as Vrnda and Satyavatt, who is very dear to SrI Krsna and who bestows krHw-bhnkti. Tulasf snana-mantra
govinda vnllabhiilil devlril bhnktn-cni{{lllyn-kiil·ilOllli1 snilpnyi'imi ;ngnrl.-dMtrTlh kr~tJf/_-"'mkt i- vrndiiyin im
OIi1

Dry, stale, split or tom flowers, flowers which have fallen on the earth, flowers infested with insects, flowers on which hair has fallen, flowers which are in the budding stage, unfragrant flowers, flowers having a pungent smell, unsanctified flowers, flowers already smelt or offered a n d flowers grown in impure places like cemeteries are unfit for the worship of Sri Bhagavan,

o goddess, r am bathing you who are very dear to Covinda, who gives life to the devotees, who are the mother of the entire world and who bestows kr~l.7n-blmkti.
2.While chanting the Cl1YIllHl-II'wnrrn, one should pick fir/nsf leaves or mmljnrls very carefully to avoid giving any pain to Tulasi-devl.

~ ~ In the absence of flowers, one can offer flowers in meditation and offer tll/asfieaves or water.

38 Tulasi cayana-mantra
CHA:PTER FOUR

mil tllinsy mnrtl1-jmllnnsi
sarin hlmit kesava-priya

kesavnrthe cinomi t1lnlil varndil bhava sobl1ane
ynu manifested from nectar and you are very dear to Sri Kesava. Now I am collecting yom leaves for the service of Kesava. 0 bestower of benedictions, be pleased with me.

Purvahna-krtya
(Forenoon duties)

o Tulasl,

3. After picking leaves, recite fhe prayers begging for forgiveness. A para dha -ksam

Preparation for Pujii

a -prarthana-man

tra

cnyarlOdbfmlm dll('lkhmft ea ynd hrrli inua tmriate tat ksamasua jngnI l-mtitn!l urndii-deui nnuui 'sin te of the universe, please forgive me if I have caused you any pain by picking your leaves. 0 Vrndadevi, I offer my humble obeisances unto you.

After washing the tH/nslleaves, place them in the patm. Flowers should not be washed with ordinary water. Purify them by chanting the previously mentioned pll~pn-slldrlhi-mnl1 tra.
pll~pe p!l$pe mn!lii-pu$pe supuspr pll$pn-sfl//lbhnve pU$pn-cl1ynvnk1n.1p en Inllll phil! 5vnhii

o mother

o flowers, 0 great and auspicious flowers who have appeared from budding creepers, may you be purified.
In the absence of Ganges water; purify ordinary Water by chanting the previously mentioned t7rfhnviifwl1r1.-lIwntm or mantra to invoke the ITrtI1l7'S. gmige en ya/l1u"/Ie caitm godiivnri snmeuat! ita nnnde sind 110 kiive ri ja/e 'Sill i/l snun irlhilil kuru Gal'lga, 0 Yamuna, 0 Godavari, 0 Sarasvafi, 0 Narmada, 0' Sindhu, 0' Kaveri. please become present in this wa ter, There is no need to recite this mautm
_if

o

one has Canges Water.

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40

Arcana-dlpika

Purvahna-lqtya

41

Piijopacara

(Worshipping

article)

At other times it is discarded into th throw-out

pot.

According to time and place, sixteen, twelve, ten or five articles can b employed in the worship of Sri Bhagavan.

Offering Arghya
Ar hVfI is a drink meant for offering to highly respectabl

~o9.asopadira
The sixteen items for offering are t1sllna (seat), svagata (welcoming), ptidya (ingredients for foot-b thing), nrghyn (ingredient for offering), ncamnl'lfya (ingr di nts for wa hing HIe mouth), nuuthiumrkn (foodstuff), eniina (ingredients for bathing), tmsira (clothes), lIpavftn (sacred thread), blll/$IlI.W (ornament ), g(1I1riha (a pecial scent), pWjpa (flower ), tihupa (incense), rlltTpn (lamp), naiuedu« (food tuffs), lIlfilya (garland) and uantuuui (prayers).

p rs~ns upon gr eting them.

..' The iJlgredients of m-gllyn are water, milk, tlp~of pam ted gra s, yoghurt, unboiled paddy rice (amva?, nee, ~esame se cis, white mustard eed, arleye c. A brie version can be made u ing only gmldha, flowers and water. For w rship of srl-visnu-tattva. combine tllinsf leaves with the above lnention~d items. It is placed in a bowl (the arg/1ya-ptitra) and is offered to the Lord with a spo n by placing it to His mouth and then pouring it into tile «ramc-iatr«. bell' hould be rung while this is done.

D va dasop acara
The twelve
iicamanfya,

are ii 'ana, piidya, ol'ghya, madhuparka, sniina, ua stra, gatuih«, flower', incense, items for offering

Offering Madhuparka
Madhullnrka
is a f odstuff meant for offering to highl repectable per ons upon gre ting them. . . Mad/wparka contains ghee, honey and sugar. Accordmg to the opinion of some people, the combin~tion of yoghurt and milk along with the above thre item 1S also known as madill/parka. It should be placed in a bowl called a mCldlwpnrka-piitra, It i.soffered by holdin a spa n up to the Lord's mouth, and then pouring it into the bathing receptacle calle the SI1ii.IUl-piitrn.

lamp and naivedyn. Dasopacara
mar/hI/parka,

The ten items or offering are nsono, piidyn, nrghya, iic(lmClnfya, gandha, flow r , incense, lamp and Ilnivedya. Paficopacara

Th e five items for offering are gand ha, flowers, incen e, lam p and naivedya.

Offering Padya
Plidya is water for washing the Lord's lotus feet. Ingredient's used in pad.1la are duroii or dry grass, rice and tlllasTleaves, or one can use water in which some fragrant flowers have been soaked, or to which rosewater ha been added. It is placed in a bowl (called padyn-pi'itrn), and is offered to the Lord with a spoon by pouring it over His lotus feet (either physical! during the Jllijii or at other time", by meditation). During paIn th ws ter is p ured into the bathing rec ptacle,
I

Offering acarnanrya AcmnnnG is water for rinsing the Lord' mouth. It consists of water with growld nutmeg, groillld cloves and kakolii.. It is placed in a bowl call d ii.camanlyn-piilrn, and a ered t the L rd with a sp on. Th spoon should be held bef re the mouth of the Lord, while the pfijfi.rf meditates that he is offering water to the Lord for rinsing His mouth. The water is th n discarded into the throw-out pot. This is done three
times.

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Arcan a-dip ika

Pfirvah na-krtya

43

Scent (gandba)
The three items cnndann (sandalwood), karpiira (camphor) and a ntru (musk) mixed in particular ratio c mpri e gandha.

(5) For honey chant: mil madhu biitii rtliyate tnruthu ksaranti ituihnuah nlf.idhvrmn~ s£1ntv O$arfhTt1 mndhn-nok nm utosaso madh umnt parthivtllrl rajab nuuihu riyal//' astu nab pitii madliumiin 170 vonaspatib madhumim astu silrya(l miuiiroir

gtivo bhmmn tu nal:
OIn

Paficamrta
contains yoghurt, milk, ghee, h011t'Y and sugar. On e can use a certain type of rice named lfijn in the absence of gh e, g1ltJI1 in the a bsence of honey, milk in the absence 01 yoghurt, and if for 5 me rea all all the items are not a a11abl , just meditat on th m and off r flowers and ftt/nsT 1 ave. Wh n even flow IS and til/a fleaves are not availble, imp] by using water can one compensate for the abseuce of everything. On each ptifrn, chan t the IJI itltt-man ira eight times and protect it by the hand gesture known as the c:,krn-mllrll'fi, Before bathing the Deities with pClIlcfimrta, punfy the articles by chanting the pm7cnmrfa-sorllulIICI-mantms.
Pniiclilllrta

mad/HI mil madin:

Oln

mndhu

Sankha-mahatmya
(The glories of the conchshell) In a conch h II which is turned to the outh, place cows milk, paddy rice (atapa), rice and flowers. In the absence f th 5 item, regular water can be used for bathing the Deity of Sri araya~"la.B~owing th conchs bell during the bathing is very plea ing to SrI arayana. Bathing is best performed while reciting the puiusa- itkra-nuinir«. Alternatively, chanting the mantra 'idnlil slliinTyodakmil 0171ntnno nfirliyQi.lfiyn 1l1l11ll1~7' while bathing the Deity can serve the purpose. The wate:r contained in the conchshell is as good as Ganges water.

Paficamrta-sodhana-manrra (mantras to sanctify paficamrta) ~ r bathing the De~tyor srT-sfi!ngriima-sila with paiiciunr!« on SrI Ianmastharru, Sri Phal mi-purnima and other pecial ceca ions, each ingredient of pniicfilllrtn should be sanctified by th following pmlc(!lIlrtn-sodhnlln mnntms:
(l) For milk chan t: Glill,ava!1 prthivyiilit tin yil n!l~f1Ith7$1I p£l1jO d7vyl1nta/'Tk~('pnyorlhii payusuMf prarliSrl!1 sant« IIInln/rI/1/ . (2) For yoghurt chant: om dadhi kriiuno nklit'iE}m!z ji.l)or (I 'va"!! vii.jinn(i sumbliin mukuakara! pl'fil,lll nYlLlil:itn risat ( ) For h chant: O1i/ ghrtmil Itrtapfivfmail pibnta vasar;l va'ii ~liuann{1 piv/1HillfarikEjrlsya hanir asi svtihli rlisn/7 pmrlis£1 ad Iso virlisn IIdriiso digbhyn.b vni1l1 (4) For ugar chant: mil apiilil rasam udvnyns£1lit si/rye nutcm snmfihitaril apartl rnsasyn yo rnsas t am uo gt',pfim!! /I titnnupt: yawn grhltosfl1dra1jrl jllEjtmil grhuli11l1j f'EjI1 te uon ir inrll'tiy£1 te jll~tt1II1/lIalll ..

The initial activities for piija
,?n th rder f SrI ~u~deva, chant the jayn-rllwQlli of SrI Sri G uru-G a uranga Sri Sri Radha Vin da-bihariji, off rpro trated obeisanc s unt: Them and ent . into the Deity room for Their worship. Then sancti y the nsmw as follows: Sanctifying the asana (asana-suddhi)

Fir t spread out the asnn«, purify the hands and perfo I'm ordinary acamnno . Worship the ii'twn by chanting 'ern liSOIW-JII£lIltra 'ya lIleru-prE}t!w !"$ib, slItnlmil chandat: kiirnt ) devatii iisal'lopnVeSl711e vin/yoga'. 'h n hant 'om iirflilim-snktnye 11a1IWb, om niUlIIti'iyn J1i11II£l~l, on: blmlaya nantnli', Afterwards, touch the sson« and chant:
prtflivT fum/if. d11rUi loki'i deni tvm;'t ~'i~l,IlIllii. dhrtfi. rll£ll'il en dlliirnyn mi'ili1 11 itymi1
j1/witrmil UI ilSl1Ilmil

ku

/'1/

Prthivi-devi ( . other Earth, you support all t11 world' pe pl .und SrI isnu ustains you. godd lea alway upport me and anctify this tisan«. Then .prinkle some water on th itsavu: fragrant flowers, Establi hing the patr3s and upacaras General De crip ti on: While it-ting on the asan« in the p ture of suaetiko-t; ana (half-I tus sitting position) or padma-t: ana (cr ss-leg ed sitting po iti n), one should I" tablish th pafimpnrm n th r paraph milia for arcana in their r pective plac 5 n the.fl or in fr~nt of oneself. Establish the snitrui-patra facing the Deity and U1 front of oneself. Keep the iicnman-ptura before the Deity, Before and slightly to the left of oneself, place a conchshell on a three-legged stand Uripadf'Jj a bell on a rna U pla te, plirfyn-pi'itra, nrg17};n- pfitrn, ncanmnfy(}-ptif rn, mndh!tparka parm, incens in a stand, conch hell or blowing and a mall ot 0 water. In front of and t th right of neself, in a lin to the right of the conch 'hell place in equence the pniicapatro, the lamp n a stand, candana ( andalwood past ), fl w r , tuloei ). ve and a pntra for washing one' hands 311d oth r article at art accessible distance. (ee diagram all ne t page.) Establishing water in the p aiicapatra 1. First of all one should establish the pnFicaptitrn (E) in front of and f>lightl to the light of one elf. This is don in the following way: Pouring a few drops of water, (t ken from a warerpot) on the fl T, n sh ill us the water a raw tw int r cting triangl s* n th pit wher the paiicaplitra (E) will it. T11en, chanting the mantra: om nstrnya phn], on should paUl" some wat r from the "Ira t rpot, (L) in to one's hand and sprinkle it on lhepaiicapntra (E), which has a spuon but no water. 2. After wa lung the pnficnl'fitrn in thi way, one should chant;' Olfl iidlIii m-sakt» y!? III1//Jrl(I, and plac the IIrlI1CrlIliU /'0 on the two intersecting triangle (X. nd offer the i'i ana

. Then with the innnim: olillmiayaya
I

namah, one should plac

, fl w etal dipp d in andana in the J1l1ncapl7tta. (Th cantiann flower and iulasi 1 av h u ld be k ept n rby in
their own respective paiv« .) 4. 0'>1/ one should P UT water into the paiicapatra, saying: ani aim e svfihii. 5. After this, with the flower petal dipped in candann one should perform the worship of the pnPicapah'a by offering the flower P tal in iirati fashion to the paFi.cnpfitrn, chanting: om arkn-lI1ougnliiya dvndasa-kcrliihnane IW117nf1. Then on sh uld ti the fl w r petal.onrc the side f th pniicapiif-ra. 6. Then w rship the water in the pniicapiltra, by off ring a Hower petal dipped in cnntitinn. At thi Lim on should Cb311t: oru uri! oma-!/I(1(Jan1iiya ~ocjn' aknliiimnn« namuh. Then on should stick the flower to the rim of the pancnpnrrn. 7. Afterwards, invoke all of the trrtlms or holy places to that water by chanting the If.rt/til.vli!1clI1(1-mnnlra:

gnl1ge en yrnmme cnivn godnvnri nrczsvnti rutrtruuie si/1dho kilveli
jal
'S/1/

ill a 1111idh ilil kuru

anga, 0 Yamuna, odjiv r i, 0 Sa .svati, 0 annada, 0 Sindhu, 0 Kaveri, please become prec nt in this water. Then one hould chant the kr~I.l(l-mfilf"l-}iU!11tra, 1n111Ifl(l) over tll€ pniicn~JiUm twelve times.
(kITli! kr~(lf1y(1

(While doing this th acred thread hould be wrapped ar und the thumb, and the left hand hould b COy ring the fing f the right hand that th chanting of th mtmtras on the fingers ca nn t b seen. ne hould be careful not to touch th water with one's fing rnail.) 8. Ne tone hould establish the bathing front of and to the left of one elf. This Pouring" Few drops of water from the floor, one should use the wat '1" to draw conchshell {ML in is done a follows: waterpot on to the the same triangular

The Patras and Upacaras
(A) Deity's
iisaru:

(6) pu~pa-pi:tfra (C) ruias i-pilt ra

(D) candana-piitta~5andlewood paste container (E) paPicapiitra-with spoon, but no water is inside yet (F) vismjrmya-p.iitra-throw-out pot
(G) arcuI1Q-piifra-throw-out

pot

(H) l7niica-pmdfpa-five-wicked ghee lamp (I) incense holder--with three sticks of incense

K

Q

('

L

(J) blowing conchshell (K) bell (I ) waterpot-ful1 of Ganga water (M) bathing conchshell
(N) ptidyn-pfitl'tI (0) al'ghyCl~piit tn (P) {Icamrmfya-plitrn (Q) madllll.parkn-plltra
(R) tray for other articles.cloths, Deity clothes etc. (X) sniino-pntra, bathing receptacle

PrOk~n{1r-piitra- small pot which is used £OI' sprinkling wa~ a
ter which has already been offered to the Deities and SrI Curudeva. Dnanra- is a discharging vessel.

48 design n the pla ce where till' tripadi, (three-legg d) conchshell stand will sit. t. Chanting: 1l1;1 (I.:;triil/fl plw!, nco should our scm war r from th waterpot into his hand and sprinkle It on the conchsh 11stand t wash it. 10. Aft r this ne sh uld ch. nt mil fidham aktuljl' I1l7mn~1 and place the conch hell stand 011 the tri ngular design. 11. Th 11, again chanting olil nstrintn phnt, one should wash the conch hell in th same way and place it on the stand. 12. While chan ling in hrrltll/nyn lLl/111rl~l, pl ce ga/lr/I/O, (c mixture of candou«, knrpiira and agum), Ilowe and tllll1sfleaves in to h conchs hell. 13. Cl nnting mil sims!' sviihii, one should ill th conch. hell with water from the ",.aterp 14. N t, taking a tulns; lea and a ower petal tlipp d in eandana, one hould worship the conchshell tand bv offerin in iirati fashion the fl wer petal and tllla'l I af t the conchshell stand wi t 11th man trn: mil tuntt. valllli-mf1l.ujnlriyn dasa-ka/fil mane natnah, Then c ne he uld stick the lower petal with cantiana < nd inlns] leaf to th onchshell stand, 15. t on should take anoth r flower pet I dipped in C ndann and a turns! 1 af and P121- urm the war hip of lh conchshell by offering them to the conchshell and utt ring the mantra: mil II1jlllrkn-mall~aiii!'t1 dpi'irlasn-knliihmme uantau, Then one shou ld stick the the flower peta 1and /1/ fa 'r leaf to the conch h 11. 16. Aft r this une should ..k' anoth r flower p tal dipped in cmuiunn and a tlllll1>i leaf and perform the worship of the w ter in the onchshell by u fering them 10 the water while chanlmg the innntro: mil/uit Snllll1-lilr1ut,1l1liilrCll;io(lnslI kaliUllli1ne uttnuti), ne hould s tick the flower petal and /lIlnsf leaf to the ar a of the conchshell closest ((1 the water, 17. B chanting th lirilIQvc1/ulIIl1-lIInlltm, (1' 'fer to # 7 while using the mikll';I1-111lfdrii (5 diagram on the top of the next page), Invoke aU the uriha« to th wat r contained 11\ the conchshell, Then t m 11and cover the wat r in lh conchshell and chant the kr~!.1autuln-numtra t,\. -lvc hm'_'~

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1 . Discharge a little water in the prok: (lllf-I'ilfra and sprinkle the war r from the conchshell onto the items o£worship and on ' bod thr ' • tim' . I .Discharg the rernaming water in the I.li'ibnm. 20. Keeping th conchshell ttl the trent, agnm fill it with wa ter whil chanting lnil ';irt1:;.t' sviillt7. 21. Now that the bathing conchshcll has been e tablished one should ch: nt th r llowing pray~rs: Prayers to the conch hell ( arrkha{i'lllii

tuti)

vi~I./IInii

pllni sngnrol/lHI1w i'ulllrtnb kn re

mnlli{l1{1 sarta-denat« en pnllcn;all!l(/ 11n1l1V 'stu te

o

I'5ikajanya, pI ase ac pl my rmunllln In aru i nl times, you were born from the Olean and seized bv the lotus hand c t- Lord Visnu. Thus you arc honour -d b all t-he demigods
lana niideua jlJ7111M Pit m::.ynlltl ""rli<;1r 'lib sn"!lllkn-y ui« dfplllM1I1
JlIUirl!

jail yll

11 1110 "; 111 n

ft,

o P~lJ:'h:aian)'L'

upon heanng your ro~f1ng sound, th mountains, clouds, dcmigo 5 and demons trernbl in fear 'IOU!' splendour equal ... thaI ot thou sands of brilli nt moons I off 'r prnnmnn unto \' U

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garbhii deoiiriniiriuiun ,li'lnynn:te sahasm-dNi ttma n.l1d I!n{l f,atiile
pli!kaja1'lya nama 'stu ie

Dhupa-dana-mantra

(Offering incense)

o P.lll.cajanya, r offer

pranarna unto you. Your roaring sound shatters into thousands of pieces the wombs of the demons' wives in the lower planetary systems. 22 ..One should place a small blowing conch in front of oneself just 10 the right of the bathing conchshell (M). This conchshell can be blown three times before one bathes tile Lord, 23. In front of the blowing conch, a little further away from oneself, one should establish the bell (K). Pouring a few drops ofwater on the floor, one should use the water to draw the triangular designx).on the place where the bell will sit. 24. Then, chanting: om astrnyn phu], one should take some water from the wa terpot in his hand and sprinkle it on the bell, which should be sittU1.g on a sl11.a11OUJ1.dmetal plate. I 25 ..Then saying 0111 ndham-saktflve namah, one should place the bell on the triangular design¢. 26. Then chanting om jaya-dhvan i-man tra-miiire £/J.ah{i., one should 0 fier, in li ra tT fashion, a flower petal dipped in cnndann to the bell. 27. The11 on should adhere the flower petal to the bell and the bell should be nmg. 2.8. Now that the bell has been established one should chant the following prayer, meditating that the bell is a servant of the Lord:
I

VOl1l1spttt i rasotpan 11,0 gmldha4hyo gandh« I!ttonw~ li.ghreyab snnm-deutin nri J C/fn7.po 'ymi1 prntigr~lyntiim

o Bhagavan,

en

this incense, having been obtained from the rasa, sap of the king of trees, is endowed with the best of fragrances Please accept this fragrant incense, which for all the demigods is very sweet smelling,

Dipa-dana-mantra

(Offering ghee Iamp)
mahii-tejab
im irit pah« [1
SCI roams:

svnprnkfl.sD

sa biihyiiblzytmtnm-i.lJoh'r

tiipo 'yarn pml'igrhyntiim

o Bhagavan,

this lamp 1S endowed with an immense effulgence. It removes all darkness and illuminates both internally and externally Please accept this lamp. After reciting the above f!1.GJ1tm, offer pu~pii.fiiali or flowers to the lamp while chanting om nnm.n{i dhlpesvm'iiya. All remaining articles used in the worship should be established as previous items,

Bhuta-suddhi

(Purifica tion of oneself)

Chanta-suddhi-mantra

(Glories of the bell}

sa r'V(l-viJdyn- nut yi ghn~l te devn-devnsyn vallnbhe
tvfili1 uinii naio« sa I"Fe$iiJil

SLlbhl1Th /,hat1nti sobl1ani.' beautiful bell, you embody the sweet sot;lld of all music and you are dear [0 the God ('I[ gods, Sri Krsna, Without you there is no auspiciousness for anyone.

o

Before pujn one should perform bfl1ltn-suddhi,. thinking: "By constitution I am aneternal servant of Sri Krsna, but by some misfortune r became averse to Him since time immemorial. Thus identifying myself with this material body III this illusory existence and being trapped in this repeated cycle of birth and death, J was burning in the blazing fire of threefold miseries. However, by great fortune that is, by the mercy of SrI Gum, 1 have come to understand my identity as a minute, atomic spiritual particle, an eternal servant of SrI Krsna, completely aloof hom the gToSS and subtle bodies. Now, by the order of Srl Curudeva, under his shelter I have

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obtained the fortune of serving Sn Srf ,uru-Giluranga and Sri SrI Radh.l Vinoda-bihfiriji.' With such Ieehngs in the hea rt, red te th (' following IIUlIII ra and medi ta te \..,ithirr
lJiti1mil l'ipro 1/11 C1i l117rn-pntir ill/Pi I.'ni.sllo lUI sf/tiro !Iii! /11/;' lJI.IrJ.l1 IW CIl grha-prrl ir 110 lim In slho 1m t ir va kintu Jl/'odlJfll1 Ilikl!iln-pnrnllliilllllldn-pnfl.ltltllrtlfbdher go pT-III /(/ rtllb pnrln-km linin lIor di'bn-diisiilllldibn{l

Sri Curu-piija
We should meditate on Sri Cu rudeva in the following
~rT Gaurasundara

,

T am not il brahrnana, ksa triya, vaisya or sutira, nor <I brahma carl, gr ha stha, vonE!pr:J s Lha or sarin y a sf. Being transcendental to this gross and subtle body, I am lhe servant of the servant of the serx ant of the 10tu5. feet of the master of the gopIs, SrI Krsna, 'who is lhc ultimate shelter of everyone, fun of transcendental bliss and an ocean or unlimited nectar.

VIray:

Atmadhana-mantra
divymil srl-!rnri-l/Inlldlrfl(lhyn tilnkmil kl1l.llhmil 51.{ lIIii/iiI I"ltitmil l'ak$a~ STI~llIlrilliim(H'IIrI.HI subhngmi.1 srl-klln~lf;1J1-1iptmrl prlllnfl pL1tmi1 siik?mmh /Invil!iilmrmil lllllmintihh lIit~/mjI val1mllTlir tansui, dll yn yel ~rf-g UTIl-piilin-plllt 1fI1I/likn!£' SCPOffdlkn,il ciftmrlllnb

is sHUng on a jewel-studded alto! at the Yogapitha in Mayiipur.J, which is part of the transccndenta l realm \)( SrI Nava d vtpa d h a rna. SrI Nityananda Prabhu is standing <:ItHis right side, Sri Cadadhara at His lefl, 'ri Advaita Prabhu is standing before Him with folded hands and Slinivasa Pat:\diia is standing behind Him holding an umbrella. Just below the jewelled altar of SrT Caurasundara, there is anotheraltar on which S,ri Gurudeva is sitting. Keeping this conception within the heart, one should worship SrI Curudeva according to one's capacity with sixteen, twelve, ten or five ingredients.

Obeisance

unto

Sri Guru-varga

I meditate on myself as being surrendered at lhe lotus feet of SrI Guru possessing grE;}l determination to serve him. I meditate on myself being adorned with beautiful tilaka representing srillllrl-IIH1l1dim 011my forehead. 1 am wearing a beautiful necklace of [1.1I<'l8i beads around my neck. My chest is marked with the holy name a nd smeared with sandalwood pulp. I am dressed In fine and pure doth and within 1 am constantly absorbed in ever-fresh spiritual sentiments.

Offer praIJi'imn unto the glln1 plIrall1parii situated on the altar to the left SIde of the Deity. Recite in the following order: ai1h glm1Ve namah,
allil parama-gllrave

namab, namah,
I1fl17w~r

aili, parnmel§!i g"rnve namnh, aiiu tn guru pammpari'iyni

{lin !larva

gllrilftamii)!lI

:;rl·kl"flJn~cniln"viilla

etc.

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4. Offer atghya into the sniina-ptdra.
idmn nrghymil. eim gLlmve tuunnh

Mantra to meditate on SrI Gurudeva:
prfimtl sriman turotuiuipedm-neimm dvi-liln.ljmiJ gunm variibhayn-pl'fulmi1 S1711 iam smarei tall nfima-p'lrvnknm

(OHering obeisances unto YOlt, I offer you this .arghyn)

In the early morning.chant SrI Gurudeva's name while reme_mberi~g him as being situated in SrT: Navadvipa or Sn Vrndavana-dhama, and possessing two eyes and two arms. He is the bestower of fearlessness and the embodiment of peacefulness. After reciting this man Ira, utter the name of one's SrI ~~rud::,a an~ reci:€ '~aya-rihvani' three tim:s; ~or example, Pmj(IFma Kesau« Gqsvnmf Maharaja

5. Discharge water into the throw-out
idmh iica: tutn 'yaH1 nim

pot.

gil nrve nan In I,

(With this water for washing your mouth, I offer my obeisances unto you.) 6. Offer madhuparka into the sniirUl.-patra.
esa l1'Indhupnrkn.!·, aim.

A.fre~, invoke Sri Curudeva with the feelings, '1 am bathing him 111 the sl1ana-plitra." Then offer items of worship in the following order:

ta jayni' ~irstwo~ship SrIGurudeva mentally, and after that pray to lum for Ius mercy. Then worship him with external items while reciting the guru-mantra received at the lime of rlTksa.

I1II}/n-l!la~~JraVl~ta om Vl~J.lupiida asiottara-sa:«

SrI Srinuid Blwkti

gnrnve

naman

(Offering my obiesances unto you, I offer you this mndl.luparkn)

7. Discharge water into the throw-out
idmn ncnm:nl1iymi1 nirn gumve

pot.

na.mnb

(Offering my obeisances unto you, 1 offer you this water for washing your mouth) 8. Afterw_ards, meditate limbs of Sri Curudeva on applying oil to the beautiful g uraue
namah.

1. Offer flowers dipped in candan« into the snima-patra for the purpose of making an iisan«.
ida!,!1 iiscmarn ahn

g uraue

IIfll!I(I~

idmi1 taiuun nirn

offer obeisances si tting place.)
(I

taSTY Curudeva

calling him to his the iisflnCl situated in

(Offering my obeisances unto you, I offer you this fragrant oil.) 9. While ringing the bell and reciting prayers, bathe Sri Gurudeva in the s.nlilul'-piitm with fragrant water poured from the ccnchshell,

2. With folded hands, invite him the snarui-patra.

011

pm bho! krpaya spiigntnril kur 11, aim gumve nnn 1a~1
(0 ~rabl1U, in humbleness obeisances unto you.)

r welcome

idam sl1i1nTymil
(With this water, I give

oilj:1

g'lrave namnl)
pot for the pur-

you and offer my

YOll

a bath.)

3. Pour w a ter a this 10 tus feet in th e snan.fI-p.n lrti with ku sa OT pointed grass.
etnt

10. Offer two flowers in the throw-out pose of offering two gannents. idain
so.tt(ll'llffl-vfls.lTmiJ

padyill11 aili·/ gIl rnue nnl1w!1

aim gllrt1ve nama!1

(Offe.rir'g obeisances to you, I wash your feet vvitb. this water)

(J offer yuu an upper and lower garment .. )

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Sri Guru-piiji
20. Offer a ghee lamp to him.

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11. Discharge a:camana. water into the throw-our pot
idam ticarnal1Tyarh ahh gurnue I1mnnb

es« dipa aim guraue

IWIIUI.(I

12. After this, meditate that' ri Curudeva is sittingathi place 011 the altar. Touch his feet and chant th ~rf-gu.nlmantra eight times. This is called prasadhana, giving his mercy. 13 Off r th upauiia, sacred thread unto SrI the absence of that, offer a flower.
idam. upnvftmi1 aim. gurave namai:

urudeva. In

(Note: At thi point, the ffering of bhoga to Sri Guru i made in the following manner; one should think that Sri i offering thi nnivedymh to Sri Cauranga and! or Sri Radha Krsna. After the bhoga is duly offered, the remnant will be honour d by Sri uru.)

yuru

~4. Draw iirdnua-pundra Sri Gurudeva.
ittmn

r the l'ilaka mark on the body of

21. ffer flow rs dipp din candana into the ruina-piitro for the pW'pose of making an i'iS17na. idnrn
nsannrh

aim gtlrave
t

lWlNa{l

tiinkntn niliJ guraue 1111111a(1
with orna-

22. P ur water at his lotus fe
kui« or pointed grass.

in the mana-piitrn with

15. or the purpose of iibhm'a(lO (decorating ments), offer a flower unto SrI Curudeva. irianl fibhnrl7l:.1nd, aim gJII'I7ue namal)

etnt pfidyal'h aim gumue nnmll(1
23. Discharge water into the throw-out pot idnm ncnmnnTynlil aim gurnve namni: 24. Placernissr leaves on each preparation and sprinkle the naivedya-paJra with water from the conchshell.
idam I1nlvedynri1 aim. gtlrnve nnmn~1

(By giving you these ornaments, I decorate and off r obeisances unto you.) 16. Offer cen t at the lotus feet of
Sf]

Gurudeva.

es« gandhnb ahi1 gumue
(Giving y u this cent I Ef r bin

1I1l111(1~7

es unto you.)

25. Place tlt/asi

17.

Her fl wets di ped in en 11 rim 10. at hi lotu £ et.
irlmil slIgalld!!ll1il pll~I'mil nili? guntue 17nl1la)-1

leaves and sprinkle water conchshell into the pnnTya or drinking plUm.

from the

idaiti piillfymil niin gurnve
idnri! nCl7tnllniymfl After this, meditate that situated on hi altar.

IHlll1n[1

(Giving you these Fragrant flowers I offer obeisances unto you.) 18, Offer flilnsTinto his right hand.

26. Discharge water into the throw-out pot. ni!i1 gll rnue nmna(J

Sri

,urudeva

is very happily

eia! tulns: ptnmlil (lilil gumoe ntunnl) 19. ffer incen e to him.

27. Offer him tiimbii!«, or in th abs nee of tlimbiiln, off r flowers meditating on them as tambala.
idmil tnll/bill/Jlil
lIilil

gurn·l.'e

IInIIW(J

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Her him a flower garland.

CHAPTER

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idam miilymi1 aim gurnve I1mnrr)1

Vaisnava-pranama
viiiichn-kl11pa-tnru.bhyas en krpli-smdhuhhya eva en patittil1thn. piivr1l1ebhyo vai$J:!nvebhyo nnmo namal:
I offer praniima to the Vaisnavas who just like desire trees can fulfil the desires of everyone and who are full of compassion for conditioned ouls,

Sri-salagrama-miirti arcana
Those who worship a 6rf-stllagrlima-silii or any other sila-miirti should first perform srf-guru-puiii. Then while reciting the sri-purusa- iikta-mantm, ringing the bell and blowing the conch 11 11,they should bath the Deity with panciinzrta (this process is explained in Chapter Three). Deities who ar difficult to bathe with water or other liquids should be bathed mentally. While bathing the Deity, one should never touch the Deity with the 1eft hand, Purusa -siikta -m au tra
(1)

~

Maha-rnantra
hare kr.
1,1a

hare krf?PfI kr~lJn krsna hare hare

hare riimn hate rtima riima rama hare hare

Whil chanting this mantra, offer an iisnnn to the Lord.
orh snhasrl7-sfrf?if puru; n(1 ahn riik!?n~1 sahasrn-piif sa bhifmili1. oisouto vrt1.lii 'ty-ati~thad dasiiilgulam

Hiranyagarbha or Garbhodakas ayl Visnu who is the Supersoul of this universe, i the second pU11.I$17-iivatiira and is endowed with unlimited heads, eyes and feet He pervades the entire univer e and is also simultaneously si tua ted ina s u peri 0 r p osit ion to the Qasfuigula-Pmu$E1 or Supersoul within the heart of the living entity. (2) With thi mantra one should
sniinn-piifra.

invoke the Deity into the

om

pUI'I~~(I

Jltnl71rtntv17syesifl1o

eoedam sarunn: ynd bl1lunm yae en hhnvynm ynd anneniuiroiuu:

The existence of this entire universe in the past, present and future is none other than the pHTlI$17 or His plenary portions. The Pllfll$i7 Himself is the Lord of immortality; that is, He is beyond this temporary material creation which j maintai.ne by grains, and 59

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after the destruction of this material creation, He remains existing. (3) WhiLe chanting
sniina-piitra.

tnemat ynj1"iiit sarun-hulnh snmbhrtnrh p!:?nd-iijymn pmilSI4.S tams cakre vaynvyii 11 tirnIJ.yli grli.myfi.s en ye

this mantra, offer

pC/dya to the Lord in the

om etiusm nsya mahimii 'to jyliyiil'h.s ca punt$a~ pad» 'sya visvii bhiUiini triplid asyiimrlnril divi The temporary material creation is one-quarter of the total majesty of the Supreme Purusa. The remaining three-quarters of His majesty exists as an eternal transcendental abode beyond this illusory creation. Still, the Purusa Himself is greater than the sum total of all His majesties. (4) While chanting this

The puru:;;a is "theembodiment of the oblations for sacrifice From this puru:;;a, the embodiment of sacrifice, all eatables have come into existence. 130th animals and birds dweUing either in the forest, villages or in the air were produced by Him.
(7) While chanting

this mantra, bathe the Lord.

01;1 tllsmfit ynjl1fi.t saroa-huta /,CI7{t sam[m:i jajfiire cl1nndii.l11Si jaj11i1'e tasm« t ya]'us tasmiui ajiiya fa

man ira, offer n.rghya to the Lord.
pu.na./:!
sii§al1ii 'nasane abhl

From this purusa, who is the embodiment sacrifice and who is worshipable to everyone, the ~g, Sinna, Yajur and Atfmrvn Vedas have come into existence. (8) While chanting this mantra, offer clothes to the Lord.
0111tasmii.d nsvli njfi:/mdn ye. ke cobhaylidatab gtlvo ha jnjPiire tnsmiU tnsmtlf pUn aja vnynb

or

om tfipad urdhvn udaii I.JUrH~a/:!J1lido 'syehllbhavat
tnio m:svrm vyakriimat

The Supreme Purusa is eternally present in His transcendental abode which is the realm comprising three-quarters of His majesty. In this mundane sphere, the one-quarter portion of His rna Jesty repea tedJ y manifests. Thus He has displayed His excellence by pervading both the eternal immortal world as well as the temporary mortal world. (5) Wh.ilechanting this mantra, offer iicamana to the Lord.

From the purusa who embodies sacrifice, horses and living entities possessing two rows of teeth, all types of cows, goats and birds have come into being. (9) While chanting Lord .. this mantra, offer the sacred thread to the

O1n tasmtit virac) ajfiyntn vil'iijo ndhi-purLI$n!1 sa jfUo al!}rnicyllta pascaa bhOmim atho purni:
From the Supreme Purusa, the universe (which is like His material body) came into being. The Supreme PurU!?8, who i.s endowed with thousands of heads, is the presiding Deity of this gigantic form in the shape of the universe. ntis virtit-rilpn is always superior to the b ra/1I1lfi.11tjn. (6) While chanting this mantra, offer madhupark» to the Lord.

01i1 tnm ljnjilmtl barhis! pmllk~nH pHrllljm11 jtltn1"fl I1gmta!l tena devti CI.,1Iajnnfa sadl1yn r!jaym; cn !Ie

In the beginning of creation, the puru~a appeared and became the means of accomplishing the first sacrifice. Thus the sages and demigods were able to perform ynjifl7 by offering the purusa in the form of the sacrifidill ingredients into the sacrificial fire. (10) While chan ting this ma» tra, offer ornamen ts to the Lord. om ynt
pllnl~(]~

vyadndhH.f1 knfidl1n vynkn/payc!11

m ukilmi1 kith .asya kn II hiilw kn 11m piidii ucuet«

When within their minds the demigods and sages conceived of the pUni$f1 in the gigantic form of the universe,

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63

id th Y imagine I-lis each and evto perceive this gigantic form? What is st t d about Hi fee, hands, thighs and f et?
11

thi yajiia, th ghee wa he s ring aS011, w od was lhe summ T S ason and tit' 0 hey ingredients wer the autumn eason, (15) Wlli1e chanting
Dth

(11) While chanting

this mantra, offer scent to the Lord.

this mantra, of er naiueduam to the Lord.

om oriihmano 'syab mukhnm (isf.d bfilnl l'fijanyab krtab uru(1 tad asyn yad vaisya!'1 padbhyfiri1 sfldro 'jnyn.tll
The great sages conceived the brahmaJ.llls to be the face of the purusa, the k~ntriyas to be Hi two arms and the vaisya- to be His two thi hs, Th siidrns wer born from Hi fe t. 2) Wh.ile chanting
Ol"f)

snptiis !lnsar! pnrirfhayas trib npta samidhn(l krh1b della !lad yaillmil fnnuti1lii nlmdl'1l1nn pltnl~mil J7nswn

thi mantra, offer flowers to th Lord.

cnndramii mnnnso jtitns cnk.$o(7. sClr!lo I1jtiyata mukhlft indras cngnis en prn!1/id vnyur ajiiynta

In the yajna performed by the demigods, th Supreme Purusa wa (imagined to b the sacrificial animal and) bound just as a dam ticated animal is bound with a rap . Th ev 11 circumf r n f the s crifice were the seven die meter headed by gnyntrl and the fuel stick were twenty- ne (twelve months, five seasons, three worlds and the sun). (16) While clean ting this
Inan

ira, offer pra niima unto the Lord.

From the mind of the purus«, Candra the moon-god cam into existence, from His eyes Surya the sun-god, from His face Indra th king of the L migods and Agni the fire-god, and from His brea th Va yu the wind-god took birth. (1 ) WIlli chanting this mantra, offer incense to th L rd.

om yapiellt1 yajiiall1llyn}nntll deulis tiini dliarmiini prathama!1Y iisan te 11(1niikam mahimlil1Cl(l sacantn yntra piIrve slidhyti santi devn/! Thr ugh th performance of yajfia, the demigod worhipped the Yajfia Purusa This performance of sacrifice i th ole primary ccupation f everyone. By the ill r yo arbh dakasayt Visnu, the d migod attain d the same de tination of the heavenly planets where the ages of previou ages reached and are presently serving.

OI'h nnbhyn

iisid a11ta I' Tk$mrl 511'$110 dya uTI samauarinta
between earth His head, the from. His ears, th sages conin the body of ghe lamp to the

pnribhyam bhumir disrl('l sl'otriit tnthii lokiin aknlpny(l1l From I-Us navel, anlnrTk$!1 or the space and heaven came into existence. rom heav ns, from His feet, the earth and th t n dire tioris wer produced Thus ceived the fourteen planetary y t rns th viriit-puru!?l1. (14) While chanting Lord.
OTh VI1SGnto

Sri Gal1raitga-piija:
Beg Sri Curud va for the m rcy to P rform th Cauranga in lis paii a-uuroa form. Fir till ditate n SrI av dvipa-dhama:
(I

rcana of Sri

this mantra,

offer th

yat purusenn hnvi$fi devii yajrImi1 ntnnuatn nsynszd iijyarh gri~ma idhma sarnd Imvi(/ The yajfia was accomplished by the demigod through
the Yajn Purusa, who wa th oblation for sacrific . In

sonrdhu nylis ciiru-tire sph uritam ati-brha t-kti.rma-lmthii blw-gti tram ramyllromi!vrtmil san-mm.1i-kanaka-lIlahlisndma-sanghai11 poritam n i MJmiI pm tya la yur/.yo t -prr:n.1nya-bham-lasat-kr!j(1n-sm'lkfrtlllllfr;lhyn /11 srI-1Jp·ldli tavy-abhinna tu tri-]ngnd-a 11/1pamUlil srT-l'uwadvTpa m fde

All glod to SrI Navad vipa-dhama, which is sit ua ted on the b autiful banks of 1"1 Bhagira thi, which is read

64

Arcana-dtpikf

SrI~salagrama-mfirti

arcana

65

wide in the shape of a tortoise shell and which is adorned with jewelled palaces of gold and numerous resting places. That place where the devotees are submerged in the inner mood s (bh a va) of §.1"l:-/cr;;~1a 5.1l11.k1rl"nHn-rI7Sn, being non-different from SrI Vrndavana-dharna, is supremely matchless within all the three worlds Then meditate on the lotus feet of Srrmen Mahaprabhu as He sits on a jewelled altar at Yogapitha Mayapura within the boundary OfS!"I Navadvipa-dhama, SrI Gama-d11yana-mantra

I.Offer flowers in the sI1li.l1n-ptltra for the pLU'pose of an iisana.
idam iisanam klili:1 gnurlfya svilhii

2. With folded hands, invite SrimaD Mahaprabhu asana situated in the snarla,-pi'itrn.

onto the

probh»! krpaya svagntarh kuru, klf?'i1gnudfy" svii.hii 3. Using

kuSa grass, offer water at His lotus feet in the snttna-pntra.
eta!

pi'1dynril klT1il gmlrflyn svahl!
kIn" gaurliyl1 svtihfi

4. Oiler argf1ya into the snlina.-patTa.
idmil nrglzynlil

srimnn-nu: ukti"kad i'ima-bndd hn-c! kll ra }i] susme m-cnndriinmunn sl'f-khll }.!(Iiigll ru-tiiru-c itra- vn snnnm smg-« ivyn- bh u$liiici tam
rasein II mod n-madh umril knndn rpn-vesQ jjvn uu h en ifa nymh kannkn-dyu tim }"1 ija -jn nail) S{lJ11Eevynmiinn 111 b/mje
11rtyi'ivesn-

5..Discharge

water into the throw-out pot. idam iicamnnfym11
klfrn gnuri'iya svlihfi

I worship Sri Caitanyadeva, whose hair is intertwined with beautiful garlands of pearls, whose face (srlmuklia) is splendorous like a radiant moon, whose limbs are smeared with carid ana and agllru and who, adorned with wonderful clothes, garlands and transcendenta I, glittering ornaments, dances while absorbed in the ecstasies of sweet mellows. His body of golden complexion, being adorned with the ornaments of bl1iivn, makes F-Umappear like an enchanting Cupid amidst the presence of His intimate associates. [aya-dana my a SrT-kr$l.w-mitr1.Jllyn prabhu llityi'i11llHdn sri-aduaita gndiidham srfviisi'idi-gmlm-bhnktn-vrndn First perform kf jaya

6. Offer madhupark» into the sniina-patra.

e$a n1l1dhupl1rkl1b klim gnurnyn sviiM 7.. Discharge water into the throw-out idatn iicnmanfymil
~. Afterwards, meditate Sriman Mahaprabhu,
idam iniiam

pot.

kmil gau.rifyl1 sviihfi

on applying

oil to the limbs of

kif/it gn.UI"i'iyl1 .5vi'ihi'i

9. Bathe Him: with fragrant water from the conchshell while ringing the bell and reciting prayers. (After bathing Him, dry His body with a soft cloth). uiam sl7I'lnlynri.l kfirh gnurli.ya svi'il7n 10. Offer two flowers into the throw-out they serve the pmpose of clothes. pot, meditating that

mnnaso -pilja or mental worship of Sn Ga uranga, (Manasa-p17.jii means invoking Him, offering Iim an iisana

and bathing His feet within the mind). Then Wit11 paraphernalia perform the external worship of SrI Cauranga the form of the Deity OT s1"l-salagrarnn-silii while chanting the srfgaum-mantra received from Gurudeva. Then meditate that, "After invoking Sri Gaurangadeva. I am bathing Him."

in

idnri! eotmriua-onstmm klfrh gnurtlyn sviihfi 11. Discharge water into the throw-out pol.
idam ncnmnlllytnil klin: gnllrii.yn sviih.i'i

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Ar ana-d'ip ika

Sri-siilagrama-rnilrti ilfcana

67

12. Th 11 meditat on Sriman Mahapra bhu sitting on His ltar f ling very sari Bed. Th n tau 1 H' Iotu feet and then chant srT-gnllm-l11n n tra eigh t times. Aft rwards: 13. Offer the sacred tively, offer flowers. thread to

23. f: er !'uia'i' leave th naivedyn-patra.

and wat r from the conchshell into
klTlil gaw'fiya svfiftii

idnm lIaivedynrh

Sri

Caura

undara.

Alterna-

24, Off w t r from the c nchshell the ptinfya-ptttrn.
idaiu pfil1fynrh klf1i1

and 1:1Ila51 leave
valin

int

genlraya

idam upnvltmil

kIfl?! gaLll'fiyn svllhif

25. Discharge

wat r into the throw-out
idmi"1 Ilcnmllnfym11 klfrh gmrrfiyn

poL sviihii sitting on His f tambn!«,

14, Draw ruddlwa-plU.lI;ira or tilak» marks on the Deily.
idam tiiaktun kITI?! gnurfiyn vllhli

15. For the purpose Her flowers.

of decorating

the Deity with ornament,
svfihll

26. Then meditat on SIlman Mahaprabhu altar with great Sa ti faction. 27. Iter flowers.
tihnfnl1a

or alternativ

1 in t11 absence
I

idnm (fIJIInI'l1J.1nIii klfl'l1 gaIlri'fyn

16. Offer scent a t His lotus fe t.
esn gal1dhn klTlh gnurfiya viihfi

idmi1 tfimbiilnrh

klTril gnllrfiyn

svtihfi

28. Offer a garland

to the Deity.
k!f:ril gnurfiya spahn

17.

£fer tul« ileaves

clipped in candaru: at His lotus feet,
klfri1 gnllrfiya
t

idclli111'liilymh

etnt t7l/nsT-pfitrnm

-vfihfi

29. Offer flowers at His lotus feet.
idem saroam klirn gnurfiyn soiiha srT-gm.lra-gnynrrf

18. Discharge

water into the throw-au
$(1

pot.

dhnpn kITJh grlllrfiyn svfiha pot.

19. Discharge

water into the throw-out

30, After performing the worship as d cribed ab ve, hant tell times. Then offer prayer and prm_1ii11111.

es« dfpn klfl'h gnllrfiyn svfihii 20.0ffer Dowers in the
-lliilla-piltra

Stuti (Prayers)
iisono.

for the purpose of an
viihli

dfiyeymi'l safw pnnhlmvn-gl7l1m11 nbhl~ta-dohmil
tTrthiispndfllil sivn-virilki-l1l1tnri1 'arm.1I am

idnm ii -11I1mh klDrl gmrriiyn

bh rtyif r!ihm iJ pmruita- pal alii bhiivnbdh i-potam

21. Using kllsa grass, offer water at His lotus feet in the snana-

txinde

mnhfi-plltWin

te cnrm.d1rnviJJdnm
(Srimad-Bhilg. 11.5.33)

piHra.
eint jJiid,llmil

kltn: gnul'i7y17 viihii ut p t.
svi'ii1fi

22. Discharge

water into the throw-

ida/if nCI7!11!1l1lymi1 klT}i, gOllriiya

o Srunan Mahaprabhul protector f the surr ndered souls, Your lotus feet are the object of my constant medita tion, There is no r rriction in regard t tim and plae f r Your m dilation, and You are th d strayer of the insults received from 0111'" cnses and family

68

Arcana-djpika

Sn- 'lilagrama-OJurti
bllaktri-livaifim (Sri rrvasa).

arcana and bl1l7ktn-snkti

69 (SrI

members (in other words, You destroy the rna terial e isrence of the livinS entities), Y?U are the supr~me a ode of all titthns like 1'1Cauda, Sri Vraja and ri K~etramandala, In other words, You are the supreme shelter of the IF/ahii-bhiigavatn devotees in the line of BrahmaMadhva-Caudtya Vaisnavas, he follower of' lila RCipa Cosvami. You ar glorified by the incarnations of Lord Siva as Srlman Advaita Acarya and Lord Brahma as niimiiciirya SIT Haridasa Thakura. You removed the distress of a sheltered brahmana suffering frorn leprosy, and You destroyed th ulterior desire for material enjoyment from the hearts of S-arvabhauma Bhanacarya and King Prataparudra. You d stray th evil paths of nlJyab77ilti$(!, karl1la" jfiiina, yoga and so on which. are the enemies of suddha-bhnkti. You are th bestower of kr$I.1n-prema, I worship Your lotus feet, which are like a boat to help us ross the ace n of nescience.
tyakrvii Sudllsfyaja-surepsitl7-rfijya-lak$m.fli1 dharmisiiu: arYI1-vncasli yad Ilgiid nrn~ynm miiyli-mrgm11 dnyitayepsitnm (l_Jlvndhfivnd uande mahii-purusn te camniirauindnm

Cadadhara)

Pranama (Obeisances)
fi nand a-lilamnyn-vig ral1nllrI he"111i'i11ha-d ivyac-c!7rlV i-s 11l1darnlla iasmas /1wiIfi-premn-rn n.-pmdaya cnitanya.-Cnl1.driiya nama names te (Cnitn11.ya-candri'imrta)

I offer

is the embodiment

unto SrI Caitanya-candra who e ~orm of blissful transcendental pa time r who e golden complexion is divinely beautiful, and who bestows unlimited n ctar in the mell w of prema,
prnl.lt1I17n

nama mnhti.-vndiinytlya
kr~'~rn-prema-pradfiy(/ te IcrS1.L1iyn kr:1.la-cnitanYflnitmne grlU,ra-tvi!?e Hamal}

I offer pl'nl1iimn unto 1"T Caitanya Mahaprabhu, who is Kr na Hi~1.,self. H has a sum d th golden hu of , rI~~atl Radhika and is munificently distributing krs1.1tl0>

(5rfmIld-Bhlig.

11.5,"'4)

prema

I worship the lotu feet of 'rl Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Appearing as a mahii-purus« or exalted sage, who in order t k P true th word of a briih1l1n1.111,He retir d to the fores t (accepted san n yiisa), rencuncin g leis life and. soul SrlmatI Visnu-priya-devi who is the manifestation of SrI Laksmi. His compassion has no limit. S stowing His mercy freely n th fallen souls who are deeply entangled in hankering after women, children and wealth, He imm rses them in the cean of k($1.1 n-prenut.
pm1ca- ta ttWl t mnkr; I'ir !q~lImtl llhaktfivntiil"l1l11 bhnktfiklll/illil bhn km- n7 pa-svnrii pn ka 111 uamiitni bhnkta-saktikmn

Paiica-tattva
s/,l-k!$l:lrI-caitnnyn prnb/lu Ilityiilllll1da 'rT-nriMitn gnriiiriJw rti 'rTviislid i-gnu rn-blwkln-vfl1I1G

Maha-mantra uare krenn hart'
hare

;,fi;,tn flare

kl'Sl111

krsl,1n kr~1.H7 luu» hare ~ti,;za riunn ritmo hare hare

r

offer praniun« unto Sri' uitanys Mahaprabhu in His five feature as a blwktn ( ~ait<nya Mahaprabhu), b/wkfn111pn (Nityananda Prabhu), bhaktn-svi1l'i1pn (SrIAdvaita),

rcana

of

-r s rrRiidh5
J

Kr..J;la do-aeoau
smarain:

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CHAPTER

SeVEN

srf-srf- rad hil-sri/a-guvi!

Jlre.;t"'ilTllhi~1

~l;Vl/l1l11tillnll

A cana of Sri Sri Radha Krsna .. .
Begin th nrcanu f SrI' rl, Ras!-ha-Kr${la b '''i kin~ ,th p~r= mission and mercy of ri r'i Guru and .auran a, Sri Gurud va is a c mfid ntial ervant nd an intimat ~nkhfof SrTSrI Radha- Krs na, urud va is ngag din tl dire t service or Sri Sri: IHidha-Knu)a"-mcditating on this and remembenn on' _ incr p bili " P rf rID 11,. 'I1r1fl. First meditate n Sri Vrndavana rlhyiinn:
II

/'

/'

I rncd it a te upon rrman lovindad va.v hoar s aled nan fful ent siJi1h;UIII(I b neath a desir tre in 0 tern lc composed 0 j wels in the supremely beautiful Land of tf Vrndavana, ace ptmg ervic from 1 h ir belov d akhi haded by Lalita and VisEikha:.
snl-I'Ll~I~(lrlkn-llnl/alimil meghiibhlllh vaidljlltiimbaram dill-iiI! ujmil jliiiI ut-tnu ri7~fIIljml1 va na-tniilina III Isvnrnm

d iVl/iilmikiirm_lOpefl11fl ;;nkhfblll'~1 pariocstitmn
cid-iinm u11l-ghnnn
111

kr ..tlrlli I rlid lilililigi In-lligmhn m

Inlo vmriiiilr1l1nln dill/fillet pnnwl/II1Clndn- .ardluuuun I imti-/rl/l1-kn 11(l1~-$1111 i- miiru ta- .. nn! am ~

ka

lIi7I1fi-pl/~pn-lntii-bnrfrllm-7 koti- ii ryn-swlIiibhilsmil

vinwklmil

rk:?fl-~t1tlrlms n I/lm.l~ I / 11111 ~at-fr7rfll'lgnknl(l vnn,lII- ililhii~nllmil mahal

Lrn ditat on fi Krsn; ( ateJ n Lh Jew 11d thron ), who possesses beautiful lotus eye, who e bodily hue r . embie that fa fr sh raincl ud, wh w <Irs a velI wilken dhoti, who has two arms, who play th flute, who w ar be. utiful f r t garlands, wh is adorned with glittering mam nt .who is surrounded by the gOpl , who ernbrac s - rimatiRadhika and whose b d 'is com osed 0 transcendental cons . u ne s ami bli s. 5rf kr!.'1Jmit sri ghnnn- ~tfiimmill"lrpfft1nndu-knl£Tlmram dVi-bl! 1/jmil n I'IIt1-deT't!smil riidhiiflligi ta-l';g rahn m I rn dilate L1 rl K!~D<l,who bluish-black c lour r sem 11."5 tha l f a fresh ra inciou d, \ hose bod y IS full of trilnsl(~ndental bliss, ... vho pos ('<;'"5 two arm, who is th J. rd of all the demigods and who is mbrac d by 'rIman Ri:idhika. Then chant the ;ol/l1-dlmUIII ) SrI' 1"1 andharvika-Ciri h-rl Sf] Sri Ra:dha Vinoda-bihariji three times. A t r I1Lfinnsa-pl1jii, p rf rm th \ rship of s1'i-yttgnlnki.~orn, the Deity 01 .:;If{llgriinll1-silii wi th e rerna t a rticles, 11ke .4rl-gallm arcana, wor lup ) Sri ri Radha-Kr .l~. hould b p rformcd with the usiile-nmutm received from ri Curudeva, Meditat 'nn invokm Sri"Sri R.idha Krsna to Their appropriat
>

tall-mad/lye

minfl-khnClfmj1

. eclitate on a great t; lden throne studded with j vsels within h divin realm of, ri Vrndavana-dham . A pl ..ce of ever-increasing blis , \'mdavan<l-J.ham.1 is served by breezes whi h are co J l by ih ...l uch 0 rh . Yamuna's waves and d cora Led with ve rious types t fl wer , ere ep rs and tre . Us splendour i equal to that of million of uns and It is ver r from 1h 1 waves of material nature (namely lust, anger, greed, nvy, false g and illusion). Meditation on n

Sri Rfidha

Krsna:

dfvl/nd-n!"1 J rn 1,1 .lin-1m I fill-rim mlid hn~1 "1'I111f1d-rn Iu iigri ((1-:; IIiII,riSI1J In-sl/lfl1l

an

70

72

Arcana-d ip ika

Arcana of 'Ii: 51:1 Radh5 Kg!1,1a

73

place on the li ana in the nana-patra

and then perform Their

arcana with the Iollowingmcnrms:
( Tote: Th p1J]ii f r 'ri ' ri Radha Krsna is the same procedure as for Sri Cauranga, [step 1-29L sub tituting Their mula-mantras.) (1.-29.) 30. Then chant the mula-mantra and kii.ma-gtiyatrT-mantra ten tim s each and chant the riiriMi-giiyntrY-mnl1trn ten times. SrI Radha-mantra:
ri1.rn rfidhnyni

premn-bhnkti-pmde. deu!
riirlhike Ivi'irh nama/n'y aluim
SrImati Radl ik becau e You ar th ernbodim nt ofmnhtibhiiva, Y, u are ri Krsna's favourite belov d,O Godde ,You alone can bestow pure love unto SrI
I

Krsna. Therefore, I offer my humble obeisances unto You. Then recit order:

padua-pui: aka and vijnaph-pai1.cnkl.1 in re pective

nnman

Padya-paficaka samsiira- iignriin niitht;

Sr1 Radha-gayatrI: uidmnhe preml.1-n7:ptiyni dhtmcni tanno riidhtl pmcodnyiit'
rn1'n riidhiknyni

putrn-mitm-grhiin anit! goptti.Tlw me yuvnm eva prnpann a-bhayn-bl WIl jn nn I"
(1) 0 Sri Sri Radha-Krsna, You are my protector fr Ill. th ocean of rnateri 1 xi renee, which is cha ract ri d by sons, friends, household and land. Therefore, You are known as the destroyers of fear for those who are surrendered unto You.
yo 'ham mtuuii ti ynt-kificid

Pranama

( Hering

b isances) he k!$J,1a./ karunii-sindhn! dina-bandb»! jagnt-pi1te!

gopesn! gopikti-klintn!
radhil-kiirztn.! nama 'stu te I offer pra)1.ama unto SrI Krsna, who is an ocean of mercy, the friend of the distress d and the source of

ihn lake prm1.tm

CI1

tnt snrtuntt bnoouo 'dyaiva
carnnesu snmorpiint« (2) 0 Your L rdships, my elf arid what ver little I pos5S in this w rid and in th n t all this I now offer unto Your lotus feet. nhtmt npy nparfidh1i.nlim tilnyn· tynkta siidhannh

creation. He is the master of the gopns and the lover o£ the gopis headed by Srlman Radhika."
ia pta-kfi1ica Jin-gUll. I'll Jig

i!

riidhe! umdiumnesuari! v!'f?nbhiilw-sute! devil pmruimitmi hnri-priyef

r offer

prnnama unto' rirnafi Radhika, who e complex-

ngati' en iato niiihnu
bhmxrn tau me parti

ion is like molt n gold and who is the queen of Vrndavana, Sheisthe daughter ofVrsabhanu Maharaja ~d is very dear to '1'1Krsna,
mn/l1;hir1iI1!7-S-ml'fi pi'i inmi: kr:?1:w-Jlriyi'i-vnr~1fn I

gati(7

(3) 0 Your Lordships, 1 am certainly the abode of many offenses and I am completely devoid 0 any devotional practice. 1 don't hav any ther h It r th ref r , T r gard Y,
\.I

a

my ultimate goal.

74

A tcana-dlpildi

Arcana oj 'Ii:

Sri Riidh.ii

Kpgla

75

tlwtisrn i riidh ikii-/1iH hn knrmnuii mnnasii ghff kr~.I,111-k1i nle tnna il1i'is./H i

(3) Just as the groun.d is tile only support for those whose feet have slipped, so also You alone are the only shelter, even far those who have offended You.

yuviim eva gatir mama
(4) 0 Master of SrTmaH Radhika, I am Yours by actions, mind and words. 0 lover of SrI Krsna, Sr1matJ Radhika, I belong to You alone, You Both are my only destination.
san!1Jmh »nm propanns: JS11'!i karunii-n! knrii knrau prastidal'i1 kuru difsymh bho mayi d!!;~te'f1an"idhil!i

govindn-vnllabhe

riidhe

prilrthnye tuam alul'I't!sadii

tvadTymn I;ti ji'iniitu
gOVil1do mam

tvaya snhn

(4) 0 Srlmafi Ra:dhika, dearest of Lord Gavinda, this is always my request to You, may You and Govinda consider me to be Yours,
riid heo rnd iivnn:ffdhTse knru1.1n In rtn-vnf lin i krpayti 11.Ija-pfidtibja~ .dlisymj'! mahynm pmdfyatmn

(5) 0 Sri' Sri Radha.Krsna, 0 oceans of mercy, I am taking shelter of You, Although I am fallen and an offender, kindly be pleased with me and make me Your servant. Vijfiapti-paficaka

t i piipii t 111i1 mlpnrl"id111' en kaSCtl11C1 parihiite 'pi /l!)iii me khil bruoe puruscttnnu:
1T/11 t-sa mo 11ii s

(5) 0 Srlmati Radhika, 0 queen of Vrndavana, You are a flowing river of nectarine compassion, Please be merciful unto me and gnM me the service of Your lotus feet,

(1)

0 Purusottarna, there is no one as sinful and offen-

Upali.ga-piija

(worship

of Sri Krsna's paraphernalia)

sive as 1 am. IIow can I describe myself? I even feel ashamed to give up my sins
YlivatTniili'lyafha ylll1i .vl1ntil i1 en ytl11atml yat hii
InO 110

Performed with the following mantras: ,., Worship of mukha-vel,1:H---o£fer a flower dipped in sandalwood paste to SrI Krsna's velJu, flute. -

'bhirnmate

tndVl'!lI

ete gandhn-pu~pe ori"L sri-muknu-uenaue nnmah
$

mnuo me rnmatiur:

tvay!

(2) Just as the minds of young ladies takes pleasure in thinking of young men, and the minds of young men take pleasure in thinking of young women, kindly let my mind take pleasure in You alone. bh ii17'lnll skhnlltn-pndiil1i'ili1
bhimur e.vtlvalmn/mnnm tun y i jfitfipn-ri'id hii niui: fvm1J elln snrll1,lCllh nrabho

Worship of the garlal'td-oifer a dalwood paste to His garland,
ete gnndh(J-pu~pe

flOW€T

dipped in sannamnh

mn vak~asi v.rma-mfilii:y.ai

~ Worship of srfvatsn---oifer a flower dipped in sandalwood paste to the mark of sr~vatsa on the rigbt side of His chest.
eie gnnrll'ln-pll$pe oryh dnk~a-sfnHorddhe srTvnfsiiya namah

76

Arcana-dip'ika

Arcana

o:f . ri '1:'1 Radha F :p;n,l3

77

..t. Worship

o£ the ktUiSlubha-gem-offer a flower dipped in sandalwood paste to the kaustubh« gem on the left side of Hi ch st.
01'1'1

ete gnndha-pUf?17e

suava-stanorddhe knustubhliY{l

namnn

Tulasi-devi, I repeatedly offer praiuimn unto you. You were created by the demigod and worshiped by b th them and the emons. Kindly take way my ignoranc and ace pt my wor hip. Snana-rnantra (Mantra for bathing)
om. gDvinda-vnLlnbhtirh devi'!h Mwktn-cnitan!li1-kiiri1J-fm
sniipnyi'imi jagnd-dhlifrllil

o SrlmatI

Then offer the praslidf or remnant garlands and Vaisnava . 1. Her mahii-pm adam ,urudeva. nd rh offered

unto SrI Guru garland to SrI

k!'~t7(l-bl7n k! i-prtu! fiyil1 im aim srI gumve nmnn!1 1 am bathing Tulasi-devi, who is very dear to Govinda and who brings life to all the devotee. he is th mother of th univer and th be tower £ kr.1J.n-blmkfi.

idam I1lnhn-prnsndmh-nirmiilyiidikmh 2 Her water to SrI urudeva.

idm11 pi'frzTymi1 aim

ri gurave

nrlmn~7

..... ischarge water into the throw-out D
4. Offer fl at the lotu

pot.
akhls.

Argh ya-mantra

idam iicl1mnnTymi1 aim srI gl.lrnve namoh
WeI

sr iyn b sriye (1 • riyti-vnse

f

t

of all th snkhibhyo

l'litymi1 'ridhnrmi1 snt-kri« bhnktyii dntttuit mnyn det»

idml1 saruam

om saroa

naman

rlrghynli1 gr/I(2n ntuno

I

tn te

5. Offer flowers at the lotu - feet of all the Vaisnava
idain saruam om

aroe oaisnaoebhuo iuunan
srI pm.m:zamiisyai

6.

Her flowers at the lotus feet of Srirna ti Paurnarnasi-devi.
idanl snrvnrn
01;1

I offer prm.lama unto you, who are the shelter and r sidence of all beauty and opulenc . You are even wor hipped b Bhagavan Himself. Tulasi, please accept this nrghyn water whi hi offered by m with devotion. Pii.ja-mantra
..-,s>

o Tulasi-devi,

lwmab

7. Offer flower

at the lotu

£ et of all th vraja-vasl.

Her a flower dipp
devI.

d in andalwo 0111 iuln

d paste to Tulasillml'ln~

idniu earotm: om sarvn vrain-va ibl1Yo namai:
Sri Tulasi-puja Afterward sima t d Prayers
11.

eie g(l!lcfl/{/-pu~pe

yni

the worship of Sri Tulasi-devi the left sid of the altar. perform

who i

Offer the carnnitmrt« feet to 'Iula i-de vi.

r water which bathed

Sri Krsna's

ldam kr:?l.tf7.-CnrnJ.wrnrtnrll

Ori1 t~rlrlSy[!i nainnh

nirmiiii tunm pm'n denair
nrciiii tvmh su rii IIrai~ tulnsi ham me 'virlyiirh pujiirh gr'll.~a namo r tu ie

,<&OHer Sri Kr; na' 5 garlands

arid flower remnan ts to Tulasi-

d vi
idam I7lnha-prasadn-ninni'ilyiirf ikam

snruam tnn ! Ltinsyai namali

78

Arcana-d'ipika

Arcana of SIl 'II Radha

K!:, na

79

~ ~ Offer iicamana to Tulaai-devi. idalfJ
i'iC{!JlInlll1jmil
Qln

tulnsYl1i nn/l1(l~1

Having drunk the water from the Iotu feet of 'rlVi.l~U, which destroys all diseases and removes the chance of untim Iy death, 1hold that water on my had. (2 The mantra f r honouring the cnraniimrta of SrI Gurud va

Pranama (Obei ance )
0111

urndliyai turns! devyni priyfiyni kesmmsya en kr~r!il-bhtlkti-pmde deoi!

sat: avatyai namo namoh
1 offer pra~1allla time and again unto Tulasi-devi, ai,so known as Vp1.da and Satyava ti, who i very dear to SrY Krsna and who bestows 1q~/:l(I-bIJakti. Stuti (prayers) mahii-pra iuia-janani-

nse$n-kl esa- n ibSe. nkiimnnm suddha-bhnkti-da117 llrofz pndodaknrh puva 5imsa dhiimynmy ahnm Having drunk the water from the lotus feet of rI Gurudeva, which bestows pure bhakti and causes the destructi n of unlimited mi series a nd pains, I take that water on my 11 ad, (3) The mantra Gaurangadeva for honouring the caraniimr!« of Sri'

sa rua-sau bhiigyn-vn rdh in r
fidl1ivyiJdhi-lwl'fi I'litymil
r

iuln ., nuun nnmo

iu te

o Srlmati

a§e~n-kle' n-l1i175 $aktirn~wth !wddhn-bhnkti-dnm
gaum-]Jiidodnkali1
§imsii

Tulasi-devi, I offer my repeated obeisances unto you! You are the mother of mnhfi-/Jrasiidn, the increaser of all good fortune, and you remove all diseases

p7tvi'i
ahmn

dlWraynmy

and mental anxieties,

Having

Then, leaving the Deity-room, blow the conch hell three times, chant the }mp-dhvClni of Their Lordships and offer prostrated obeisances £O~T ~mes, Honour the camnnmrta of SrI SrT uru- auranga Sri SrT Radha-Krsna and hold that water nth head. Mantras for honouring
caraniimrta

drunk the water hom the lotus feet of ri aurasun dara, which b tows pure bltnkti and caus s the destruction of unlimited miseries and pains, I take that water on my head. the caroniimr!«
pfirlodnkn m

(4) The mantra for honouring

of

Sri Sri Ra:dha

Krsna
51'1- iidhit-krsnar

prema-bhaktidrnii muda bhnkti-bll11retta vni pltvn
simsif dhiirayifmy aham The water it 111 the lotus feet of 'r1 'ri' Radha-KJ'~I1 is the source of pure bhnkli unto Them. Having drunk that water with great joy and devotion, I take that water on my head.

(1) Genera)

mantra
aktiln-mrfyu-hnTnun In stmui- vyildh i-v in iisrmam vi?noh pFidodnkmi1 pitvn sir« Ii dhiimynmy nhnm

80 SrI Nityananda-arcana

Aecana-dipika
CHAPTEiR EIGHT

Perform the worship of Sri Nityananda Prabhu by offering Him all the ingredients while chanting the same mantras used for the worship of SrI Cauranga. Medita-tion om v idy IItu·dadl'irna·mndabh imardana- rll cim vistfr{Ia- vak$a-stI1l1Imi1 pretn odgh Ur!, ita-toea niiiicn ta-lasn t smeriibhi rmnytfnanam
nii nii-bIIlJ$f1 na-bh tlfji tmi: sumadh
IIram

Madhyahna-bhoga andarafi
(Forenoon bhoga offering and jira ti)

vib}m~dghal1ii bhiimbllrmh

sarvanandakaram

para/it

prnvara-l1ityiinandn-ctlJldrmtl

bhaje

I worship SrI Nityananda-candre, who is unparalleled in every respect, whose body exudes an unprecedented splendour which derides the splendour of lightning, who has a broad chest, whose eyes are rolling with the emotional ecstasies of prema, whose face is adorned with a genUe smile, whose limbs are decorated with beautiful ornaments, whose body is covered with a bluish garment, and who gr.ants the topmost bliss to everyone. Mantra
olil nftytinnl7difyn l1nm(!~

Madhyal111C1 or forenoon blwga offering and aratf should be completed by noon. Before offering hhoga, the crown, flute and other paraphernalia of the Deity should be removed. A tulaSl leaf should be placed on each and every bfcogn preparation. We should offer the bllOga with a feeling that SrI Gurudeva himself is offering the hfwga to Srlman Mahaprabhu and lor SrT Sri Radhii-K-fSIW.

Procedure:
The pujC!1'fshould bring the following

t Padyn water
TlLlnsfleaves

items:

in pdtr« with a spoon. in a bowl, (as many as there are prepa~ filled with water.

sil11kar?atmb kiiraJ:w-toyn~siiy'i

$'

Acamana water in. pii.fra with a spoon.

gn rbhoda-siiyf ell pnyobdhi-sflyf
se?(!s en yRsyiirilsn-knlii~1

..

nandfikhyn-rfimn~

sa ndyii~ snrm:writ mnmasiu

Sankarsana, Se~a Naga and the Vi!?I~US who lie on the Karana Ocean, Garbha Ocean, and Ksira Ocea n are the plenary portions and portions of the plenary portions of SrI Nityananda Rama. May He be the object of whom I take shelter.

!.
6'

rations to be offered), A conchshell A quantity

of flower petals.

Bring in the bhoga to be offered, setting it up in front of the altar. 1. Offer pH$pliii.jalib, a few flower petals at the lotus feet of each Deity while chanting: 81

82

Arcana-dlpika

Madhyahna-bhoga

and arafi

83

e~aJ:t p u.'1Piifi ja I£b
srim klfri1 ri1dhii~kr~~1iibhJJfiri1nnnW(l
(OT

on the fingers chant the miiln-manira for each Deity eight times, gaura-giiyafrT ten times and kiima-gi'iyalrf ten times.
1

the miila-mantra of the Deity one is worshipping) a few flower petals on each

2, Offer the tisanas by putting one while chanting:
srim klllfl

After offering all preparations, leave the Deity room and wait until Sri Sri RadJla Krsna have accepted the meal Meanwhile, perform kirtana with the following bhoga-ilra tf song: Bhoga-arati kirtana

idam iisanmh rfidhii-kt$1;1iibhyfilh

nnmn~1

(1)

(o-r the muui-mantraoi the Deity one is worshipping) 3_ Offer pi'idya while chanting:
eiat l1iidyarh

bl1l1ja bhakatn-vntsala sri-gal/rakari sri gnumhari sohi gO$tha-bil1i'lrT, nanda- yasomaN-cit tn-M. rT bela hala dtimodam, iiisa ekhnn«
b71ogn:-mandire basi knraha

(2)
(3)

bhojann

srim kifln rfidhi1~krHliibhyiilil namab
(or the miila-manh'CI of the Deity one is worshipping) 4 ..Offer iicnmana while chanting:
idam .iicamanfynrh srim klrih rfidhii~kr$1)libhyti.ri7

nandem nide.se oaise glri-varn-dhllrf baladepa-salm snkhlf baise sari sari suktil-si'lkndi hhnji nfi/itlf kU$mnlJqn t;ft1li ~till1ti dugdhn-tw1'/.bf dad/7 i mocii-kJml.1~a
mudgll-hn(/fi mfi$tJ-hllcjii rotikii ghrtlilll'w s.(!f!kuIT pi~tllka k$fra puli-pi'iyastiI11111

(4)

nama h,

(5)

(or the miila-manira

of the Deity one is worshipping) while chanting:

(6)
(7)

karpilra lnnrtn-keli

rambhi: kflTm-siirn

5_ Place a tulasi leaf on each preparation

nmrtn rasifln-nl1lln dViidasn pmkiim
luci cini snrpuri lii#!1 msi'ivalf bl10jnnn karena krsn« hnye hltl1i1nlf

eiai nniveclvam sa tulasi pan/ya jalam
srfm klf1i'! riidhii~kr$tJiibhyiiJh namai: (or the niitla-manira of
tll€

Deity one is worshipping)

(8) (9)
(10)

6_Sprinkle a few drops of water from the conchshell onto each preparation, (which purifies the bhoga [rum any contamination that may have entered during or before preparation) while chanting: rdmi1.
al1nn-vyafijann-plinfylidiknIi1 srnn klIlh radhti-krf?l}iibhyfiril

ri'ldhikilm pnkkllmmn uiuidh« vyaiil'ma poramn linnl1de kr:?l.lll knren« bhojnl1a chale-flare Ili~(lH kl1iiyn srI-madluul1migaln bngnln /1(ijnya lim deya han-ooto
rfidhikiid i gm,u! her, nn.vanera k0tle trptn hnye khayn krf?IJt1 yasodtf-blmvnl'le

sarvarh nmnn.b

(or. the milia-mantra

of the Deity one is worshipping)

7. Place sacred thr-ead around one's thumb, put right hand over plate, cover right hand with the left hand and, counting

(1) Just worship SrI Gaurahari, who is always very affectionate to His devotees. Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu is Krsna Himself, the same personality who has stolen the hearts of Nanda Maharaja and Mother Yasoda. (2) Mother Yasoda calls to K[$1:t3, "My dear Krsna, it .is

84

Arca na-df'p ika

Madhyiihna-bhoga

and aut:!

85

now v r lat. Pl ase com and sit mandira and take Your lunch."

dOWJl

in tll bh.ogn.-

(3) On the order of anda Maharaja, Krsna, the Lifter of ovardhana Hill, and His el r brother Sir Baladeva and aU the cowherd boys sit down in row to take their lunch. (4) They are then serv d with a fea t of sllkUi various kind of green leafy vegetable, then nice savouries, a s~lad mad of the ~reen 1 aves of the jut plant, pumpkin, baskets of fruit, small square cakes made of lentil and coked -down milk, quash cooked with milk, thick yoghurt and vegetable preparations made from the flower of the banana tree.
J

8. Clapping three tim. , nter into the Deity room and offer ticarfwnTya and tambiila. There LS no fault in seeing the bh ga offering whil p rf rming pujii 9.0ffer iicnmana while chanting:

idmi1 i'icamal1lynril
n.(1JIl{l(1

srim klim riidhii-kn?~lfibhyfirh (or the miiui-numtra of the D it yon 10. Offer ti'imhilla whil chanting:

is war hipping)

idnm tnmbfilnrh

irtm krfln rndhil-kr~1Jtibl1yffril
( r th mfila-mantra of the Deit
OU'l,

nnmn(1

on is w r hip pin )

(5) Then they have fried squares of mung dahl paddy and Dr d dahl paddies, apatls, and rice with ghe . Next they have sweetmeats made with milk, sugar and e am , rice flour cakes, thick, coked-down milk, cakes floating in milk and weet ric. (6) There is also sweet rice tasting just like n ctar du to it being mixed with camphor. Also banana elicious ch ese nd tw lv kind of sour preparation made with tamarinds, limes, lemons, oranges and pam gran t .
I

Alter 1 aving th D it)' r
(11)

c ntinue th ktrama:

bhojannnte piye kr nn 1I11tisiln viiri nl1e mukht; prn~tilay(l iwye sari firi

(12) (13) (14)

hnstn-mukhn prak$iil '!In jata n.kl1ii-gntte fi1'lnnde vi riimn kare bautdeua-sane
ilfmb!lln rnsnln line Uimbiila-1llnsfilfi

tfihli kheve kT. !.1acnndra sukh« l'lidrn gellf. u j$1ilfik~n sl:kh j-p~lcchn-cnmn I'll dh uln yn npi1rva sl1yyliya kr .tla slIkhe l7idrii. ji'iyn
ljn{;omntf-iWiii J1eye dhaJl i$tl1ii-iil1 ita ·(rf-kr$l.m-pm 'adn l'fldl7li blmfije haye prltn
117.1 itiidi snkhf-gmJn aVl1se${! pfiyn

purfs

(7) Th r are purls made with white flour and ugar, made with cream, and liiddus and dnhl paddies boiled in • ugared rice. Being very ager, Krsna eats all of the pm ada.

15)
(16) (17)

(8) In great csta y and joy Krsna eats all of the various curries, sweets and pastries cooked by r'imatf Radllika. funny hrijI11lUl~1G friend, adhumangala, is very fond of lf7dliu.s and he gets them to eat by hook or by crook, (10) Behol ing Radhika and Her gop, friends out of the corners of Hi eye, Krsna eat at the house of Mother Y. s da, and. is;' ry satisfied.
(9) Krsna'

mnne mtme 511kl,e riidhn-kr .1.la-gtl1J.a gifyn
Itnri-lTIfi ek-matm j1il1firn prnmodn

blwgn1'llti gltyn sei bhnkti'oinodn
(1"1) After lunch, Krsna drinks swe t drinks scented with' e water. Then all Hi friends, standing in lines, wash their mouths.

86 (12) After

Arcana-di p Lka

adh

ahna-bhoga

and [raJ!

87

th in

mouth,

cowhe d boy wash Lh ir hand an at blis they tak rest wi h Bal rama.

idam

nmiui-pra iuiain nanuit:

(13) Krl?l;ta'S d votees supply I lim with betel nuts and ring Him piilln wi h fancy s ice an catechu. Eating the pifnn, Krsna happily goes 10 Ieep.
(14) While Kr~DB happily tak His re t on an excellent be ead, Hi ervanl isala.k.El fans Him with a fan of peaco fea th r .

--oril sanm-vail;i(JavTbhyo
idam rnnhii-praslidmil

=oim srf gllrave nnmal: 12. Per arm Upanga-puja.trefer to the pmc dure rn ntioned ill th seen 11 on U anga- -ja.)

(15) Receivin an order from Mother Yasoda, the goP! harris ~ha bring th remnant of f d left n Krsna' plat and, being extremely d lighted, rirnafi Radh.ika
eats them.

13. After the blwga offering, place the
and other ornaments on h eitv,

CTQ\vn,

vllli/sT (flute)

14. P r£orm th b!7oga-iimfi, which is the am as the proe dur for mm'lgnla-ifmtf as m ntioned previou y.

(16) Lahta-sakhi and < 11th other opls also r c ive His prasiida, and within heir hearts, in great joy, ing the lode of li-n: Ra ha-Krsna.
(17) Thakur Bhakti in a, wh e nlv joy l th won-

Sa ana of Sri Bha a' an
(Putting . ri Bhagavan to r
t)

derful pastimes of Lor

Han, sings hi bhogn-i'irnff.

The 11i/jar1 sh uld follov .. .ingitem : ·

ring with him into th

ity

m th

11. Aft rward ,clappin thre times, ill ent r into he D j r om. £ferSriSrIRadha~l)a'SprnSi1daalldnirl1lalya, (garlands and flower remnants) to Sri Gurudeva and all the snklli in th foLl wing l.uence:
irlmh I1whi1-pmsiidal11

ragrall t rink
T1imbiila (with camphor), for each Deity.
I\. garland and
0111C

fragrant 11 wers,

=om anm- nkMbhyo unmot:
idnn: /IIn/1n-prnc;arinlil =oni pmm:znmlisyau
idam lIIahii-pras-clmil -O"Ih 1'1Ilasyai nnmar:
I1l!/1W(l

I. After th. iiral], re mov the crowns, vmil"f and other Ofnz ment from the 0 ities and f rc· to Them to come lay d n nTh if d r ~lIl/mla r re t by < ing:
(7gncclm snyruul- "thiimllil prh/iiblti~l sa/Ill kesao« dil'yn ~w$Jliicll/(I-~nlJ}Jnl/r1lil 5l1kltmlJ tnhcm miidlrnun

o Kesava,
namai:

kindly

CO!l.1C

to

idatit mahii-pra iidnm
--on'l vrajavasil?hyo irimil mnllfl-prn'iidmh -mil :mr"vn-vni!r'!1C1veb/l,.llo uamnl)

bel vee! rimatl Radhika of fragrant fl wer. is mad

bed along with Your Madhava,thi effulgentbed for our j yful. porting.
YOW'

2. Then 111 ite 'Ii ,urud Il wing 111a II tra:

to hi resting plac

wi h h

tigncclza visri'illl(l

sthiuuui, sungrll.wib sa/III sri gUl'ob

88

Arcana -d'i pika

Madhyahna-bhoga aud alati

89

o GUl-udeva,

kindly come to your re ting place along with all your associat .

Ra: tri -krtya
( i~ht duties) th first prahara (one prahara is a duration of three hour ) of the night, offer bhoga to the D iti . 2. Perform saycma-ilrntT. (T11e procedure for Their night snynnn is similar to that of the afternoon snyana.) 3. Then put Them to rest. (I Ionour malta-prasada, chan t huriniima nd th 11 t ke re U
1. Within

o, After this, n

r t th b do each
I

tray of fragrant drink and some Dow 1'S.

of Deities place a tam billa with cam phor, a go rland,
t

4. After paying prostrated obei ances. close the temple d or . (Alter completing the arrangement for putting 'Ii ' rl Guru Cauranga and 'r1 SrI Radha Krsna to re t, pay obeisances to 1I1nhff-prasildn and honour it after chant: ing the gl ries f Innhil-pmsndn, nitmn-eankirttm« and lnyn-rihvnl1l. Alter h nouring prassda, in th associati n of aisnavas participate in th i. ti.1-go. thl, rea wi h pmper understanding the bhakti-stistms and complete the chanting of a fixed munber of rounds of hnriniimajnpa.)

Manh-a.s For obtaining forgiveness

for one's offen es

om mtmim-hinam kriyii-hinmi1 bhnkti-hfl1nrh jnnnrrlnnn ynt p17jitmi1 mnyn deoa pal'ipr7/'umil tad astu me Lord, 0 [anardana, please allow whatever little been performed by me to become complete, alth ugh devoid of devotion, with ut the pr per malliras, and imperfectly perform d.
pilln ha

o my

Aparahna-krtya
(Afternoon duties) 1. The D iti should b awak ned acc rding to th rules of awakening as pre, crib d for th arly m mingo 2. Then off r the Deitie fragrant drink and a little lluantity of blwga. 3. Put the ornaments back on the Deities. 4. Then open the temple doors. r rial' iana.

ynd-dnHmi! bhnkti-mffl ren« patrnir; puspam phnlmh ialam
livedifm11l'livedyan iu tnd gr17ifuiinukrll11payif

Out of Your causeles mercy please accept a leaf, flower, water, fruit, or foodstuff, whatever has been offer d with devotion. tndhi-h Il1nI71 nuin t ra-hinn m ynt kiiicid npnpiid lmnt
kriyn-mnnrra-vihinll"fl1 vti

Sayarn-~t
(Evening

a

d utie )

1. In the evening time, after completing one's sal1rlllyn iiihnika or chanting one's gayaf"rT-lI1nlltras), perform the sandhyn-lirntTofSrlSrI ,UTu- auranga andSrlSrlRfidhaK!-?I).a with heartfelt devotion. Thi iiraii is simile r to th madhynhna or midday blwga-iiralf. 2. After the completion of iirati, th re should be recit tion f d voti nal lit rature nd performanc of kirtnna.

tnt sanmm ksanium arhnsi 1£ the mantras hay
b en improp rly chanted r th procedure have be n dane imp rfectly, please kindly forgive me.
lljfflilliid lltizavlf jiliil1iid I1sIlhhmi7 ynn mnyn krtnni

90

Arc.ana-dipika_
k~l!ntu:m

arhnsi tat

saroam miim.

di'isyermiva grhii1.1a stltitil;l

CHAPTER

NINE

seva gatfr yfitrli

smrtis ciniit siutir vaca{1
/jhiJyi1t sarvi'itn-umi'i vi!!"\w

madlyath tuay! cesiitam Please forgive whatever inauspicious acts I have performed either out of ignorance or unknowingly and accept me as Your insignificant servant Let my normal condition be service, let my movement be holy pilgrimage, let my thought be remembrance of You, and let my words be glorification of You. 0 Visnu, let the activities of my entire mind, body and soul, be engaged in You.
{lFnriidl~a-sahnsralJ
hiynl1te diiso

Special Instructions to be Followed
(1) Before attending mmlgaln-i'irafi, one should take off the clothes worn during the night and change into fresh clothes. (2) It is improper to forcibly extinguish the lit lamp when the Deities ar-e put to rest, or any other time when its purpose is over (let it extinguish by itself). After using the lamp once, H ShOlll~ be properly washed before using it for the next arcana of SIi Bhagavan. (3) When the conchshell is blown, it becomes contaminated by saliva. Therefore, it should not be washed in the acamanapiitra but should be taken out of the Deity room and washed in a separate pntr« or throw-ant pot. (4) After passing urine or eva cua n n g, 011 e should ba th e wit 11 water before entering "the temple. (5) Flowers which are offered to any demigod, touched to one's forehead, brought in lower-body garments or washed in ordinary water cannot be used for the worship of Sri Han. (6) Without being initiated into the sri-krsna-nuintra, one doesn't possess the etihikiur: or qualification to worship SrI Bhagavan. (7) With om wearing !ll'dl1VCl-plmcjra or the mark of vi~1Jlt~ri/akt1 on one's body, aU acti vi ties such as ia pa, Flaum (sa crifice), tapa (austerities), SI;{idl1yiiya (reading siistra), oblations unto tile forefa thers, performance of the smrldllti.ce:remony become Fruitless, A Vaisnava must wear iiiakn on his body every day. At whatever time a person dies evel' if be is a cmutata, dog ea ter, if his bod Yis decorated with IIrdhua-pu u~i a, he goes to f Vaikuntha ..If a Vaisnava wearing / i/nkl1 honours mnhii-prrIs,tidn
Q1

i
lIwyi'i

'har-nisam

'ham. iti mirm matvii k{jnmasva madhusiidana

Thousands of offenses are performed by me day and night. But thinking of me as Your servant, kindly forgive them, 0 Madhusudana.
pratUfUi

govinda na me. bhaktatl prnWl.syati
taoa sl1Illsmrtya

iti SfI1ilS1Hrtyn

priil1lin smlldhiirnynm.ll

aham

YOW' promise is that Your devotee will never perish. By remembering this OVeT and over again, 1 am able to retain my life-airs.

o Covinda,

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at someoues home, then Bhagavan liberates his hosts' previous twenty generations from hell. Length of the iirdhva-pundra or the mark of til aka

shoes or being carried on

The iirdhua-pundra which is equal to the breadth of one's ten fingers is considered excellent. I1rdhvn-pl1tI~m equal to the breadth of one's nine fingers is moderate and that equal to the breadth of one's eight fingers is 110t considered up to the standard. The tilaka should be drawn from three-quarters of tile way down the nose up to the begi1ming of the hairline. If someone applies hlaka with the ring finger, he gets the desired result, applying tiiak» with the middle finger increases one's duration of Iife, applying tilaka with the index finger grants liberation and applying titaka with the thumb results in nourishment. Pranama-vidhi (Procedure
5V(lviime

for paying

obeisances)

pmnaiued-nisnum dl1k~i7;le gmll'f-snrikamu gurur n.gre pra(lmny etn nnyathii ni$phalo bhaue:
One should offer obeisances keeping Sri Visnu to one's left, Cauri Salil<.ara to one's right, and Sri Gurudeva to the front. Otherwise, the pratilillln goes in vain.

Aparadha (Offenses)
A bhakti-siiifhaka and especially those engaged ill. the worship of the Deity should become completely free from sevii-apnriicfha (offenses towards the service of the Deity) and 1111mn-apaTad.l1a (offenses towards the. holy name). They should remain extremely careful at all times to not commit these offenses. Seva-aparadha (Offenses towards the service of the Deity) Offenses mentioned in the revealed si'isfl'tls

a palanquin. (2) to not observe the prescribed festival days and processions for the pleasure of Sri Bhagavan. (3) to avoid offering obeisances in front of the Deity. (4) to offer obeisances with. one hand. (5) to show one's back to the Deities while circumambulating. (6) to spr ads one's legs before the Deities. . (7) to sit before the Deity wi th hands bind ing one's raised knees. (8) to lie down before the Deity. (9) to eat before the Deity. (10) to speak lies before the Deity. (11) to speak loudly before tile Deity. . (12) to speak something other than hari-kathti before the Deity. (13) to cry before the Deity. (14) to argue or quarrel before the Deity. (15) to chastise or favour someone before tile Deity. (16) to rebuke anyone or use harsh words before the Deity. (17) to blaspheme someone before the Deity. (18) to glorify someone before the Deity. (19) to use vulgar language before the Deity. (20) to pass air before the Deity. .. (21) to offer respect or obeisances to anyone besides the guru before the Deity. (22) to sit with one's back to the Deity. (23) to chew pana (betel-leaves) or tobacco before the Deity: (24) to offer obeisances or prayers to the Deity with an impure or contaminated body. . .. (25) to wear a woolen shawl or blanket while worshippi.ng the Deity. (26) to avoid opulent worship of the Deity, even though one is capable of performing it. (27) to eat something which is not offered to the Deity.

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avoid offering sea nal fruits and ther ingredients t the Deity. (29) to offer food to the Deity which has already been partially consumed (in other words, food should not be distribu~ed .to anyon until it ha been offered to the Deity. (30) to SIt ~il rtly or not recit prayers before the glint. (31) to praise oneself before the guru. (32) to blaspheme the demigods. Apar~ from these thirty-two offenses, the following offenses men honed ill th Varaha Purana are also to be avoided: (33) to touch the Deity in place permeated by darkness. (34 t nter th Deity T m without making any s und (to pen the door f the D ity room without cl pping your hand ). (35) to worship the Deity in a peculative manner, disob yi.ng the prop regulations. (36) to offer th~ Deity £ ~d which ha bell een by a dog. (37) to break ~ilence while ~erforming Deity worship. ( 8) to worship the Deity without cleaning one' te tho (39) to worship the Deit with i rbi W f. (40) to begin worship of the Deify after11aVll1g ex. (41) to war hip the Deity after touching a woman during her menstrual period. (42) t w rship th Deir aft r t uching a dead b dy. (43) to worship the De:ity while wearing r d or blu clothes, unwashed clothes, or clothes worn by someone else. (44) to wor l1~p th Deity after sing a dead body. (45) t wor h~p or touch the Deity after hawing ang€l·. (46) to worship the Deity just after returning from a crematorium. (47) to touch or perform the worship of the Deity after applying oil on one's body. (48) to worship the Deity with flowers brought in the leaves of the castor oil plant. (49) to worship th Deity while itting all the bare floor r n a raj d at.

(50) (51) (52) (53) (54) feet.

to worship the Deitv with stale flowers. to spit or blow the nose whilTworshipping the eiry. to consid r ones if a gr at w rshipper. t apply curved tiloka On one's for lead. to enter into the temple without having washed one's

( 5) to touch the D ity with the left hand while bathing Them. (56) to offer food cooked "by uninitiated devotees or nondevotees to the Deity.
(57) to perform worship of the Deity in front of n n-devotees. (58) to worship the Deity while p rspiring, (59) to worship the Deity after seeing a person wearing a garland of skulls. (60) to refuse th remnant garlands of the Deity. 61) t tak an oath in. the nam £ th holy name. (62) to c?srespect siistms which glorifies the devotional service of Sri Bhaga van and t show resp ct to other criptures. (63) to perform worship at an inau piciou time, such a late night. (64) to perform orcona with water touched by the nails. ama~aparadha (Offense to the holy name)

(1) To bla pheme the ~ votees who are engaged in pure devotional ervice to SrI Hari, (2) To consider the demigods like Siva and Bra hmfi to be independent from Visnu nd to consid r the names of thes demi ods to b independent from the holy name of SrI Hari, that is, to consider the demigods to be independent from Sri: Visnu and at 0 to on ider the name, f rm, ,qualiti and pastime f SrI Krsna t b separate from Sri Krs na' suariipa, personality. (3) To disobey the orders 0 Sri Curudeva who isestabIi hed in the propel· understanding of th tatttut f the h 1 nam. (4) To blasph me he Veda ·11d th literature which are 111 accordance with them.

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(5) To consider gerations. (6) To consider

the glories of the holy name to be exagthe glorie of SIT Bhagavan to be imagi-

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(7) To ommit sinful acts on the str 19th of the holy name. (8) To consider the chanting of the holy name to be equal to the performance of other auspiciou activities mentioned in the katn1a-kIJlJ.qa section of the Veda and to be lazy in chanting the holy name or to ignor the holy name. (9) To preach the glories of the holy name to a faithless person who is not willing to hear and who is inimical to

The Arati Songs
Sri maha-prasada-mahatmya
(Glories of Sri Maha-pra
ada)

bhagnuad-oha kii. (10) In spite of hearing the unlimited glories of the holy
name, ke ping mundane attachment of l' and 'mine'due to false iden tifica tion with tile material body and tIUlS not showing any taste or attachment for tile holy name.

To be sLlng before honouring

mahii-prasiida:

mahii-pmsi'ide govillde niima-brahmani vai$1Jf!ve svnlpn-pulJ.yn-vatiim rajnn c: isviiso naitm jiiynte
(Mnhfibhlirnfn)

those who have performed meagre pious activities never develop faith in mahii-prasadn, SrI Govinda, the holy name and the Vaisnavas, Prasada-sevaya (from Bhaktivinoda 1) Thakura's
(n)

o king,

GiUivali)

bhiii-re! snrfl'n avidyti-jtila, jm;len.driya tithe M7a,

j'fve phele zlifjnyn-siignre tara nwdhye jih-uii nii, lobhamnyn take jetti kaihina samsiir« 2)

udurmnii,

krsna bat;fadayiimayn, knribare jihva jaya, soa-prasitdn-nnna dila bhtii
sei anniimria pao, rndhii-kr$tlf!-gUl.IC1-gfia,
preme ~i'iko caitanyct-nitfi.i

brothers! This mat rial body is a place of ignorance, and the senses are a network of path leading to death. Th sen es ca t the soul into thi cean f material 97

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sense-enjoyment, and of all the enses, the tongue is m t voracious and un ontroll ble; it i very difficult to conquer the tongue in this world. 0 brothers! Lord Krsna is very kind to us and has given us such nice pra lida Oust to control th tongue. ow let u take this prasada to our full satisfaction and glorify SrJ ' r1 RailllaKrsna, and in love call for the help of Caitanya ahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu,
(b)

(2)

plw I n-ba~i, dti Ii-Ii tilnii-cnccnd i. ~acl-117iitii karila randhana fiil1m 51/ddhn bhakt! fieri, b'lOjana knrila han',
Inocii- ghl11J to

sudhti-sama e nm-ln-vyafijana
(3)

!loge yogi piiya .ial1f1, blwge iijn hnbe tiih« 'lutri' bali' khiu: abe bhiii krsnetn prnsiuia-anna, tri-jngat knre dhnnya, trip 11riiri unce ;111 Iii pi! i

(1)

bhai-re!

ek-dina siintipure, prabhu aduaiiera ghnre, d ui prabhu bhojnne bosiia

'tHenknri tisviidann, prabhu bole bhnlctn-gn~Ln,
ei sfikn krsna iisv1idiln

(2)

hen a 'iika-ti5viidane, krsna-premn tii. e mane,

ei preme kortt iisuiidnna

jadn-buddhi pari-hnri', prasil.dn bhojann lend, 'hari hari' bolo nrua-jana

o brothers! One day at SrI Advaita's house in Santipura, Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Nityananda Prabhu were seated at prasiidn. When Mahaprabhu tasted the gr en vegetable, He aid, 'My devotees, this saka is so delicious! 'rI Krsna has definitely tasted it. At the taste of such silkn a this, love of Krsna arises in the heart. In such love of ad you sh uld take thi prnsildn. Giving up all materialistic conceptions and taking Bhagavan's prnsiirfn, all f YOLtu t chant} ari! j Hari!'"
(c)

o broth 1'5' Whenev r Madhav ndra Purl t k pm aria in the courtyard of Mother Sad, uncontrollable ecstatic symptoms of k(${7I1-premrr verwhelrn d him while he ate, 0 assembled snunyfisfs, just li ten to this. Mother aci coked and prepared s mi-solid preparation made with banana flowers, a special! ntil preparation, baskets of fruits, small square cakes mad oflentils and coked-down milk, and man th r varieti s of pmsndn. Seeing her pure devotion, Sri Krsna personally ate all th e different v g table pr paration , which w r just like nectar, All the results the mystic obtains in th e ecution of yoga will be obtained today in taking Bhagavan's prnsiida. br th rs! Everyon simply eat the prnsdd« of Sri Hari and chant His holy name. The ntire univers gl rifies and prai e kr_l.ln-pm.iida. btaining that pmsiui«, ahadeva Siva dances in great joy.
'It

Curudeva-arafi Trivikrama

Composed by SIlma Bhakrivedanta

Maharaja
1)

(1)

bhiii-re!
sncfr G11,gnne knbhLl, mfidhnvendra-pur7 prnbhu, prasadiinnfl karena bhojmw

jnyn jfl:/fl gurudeua hhl1katl prnjlifina partnua 11701/(1/1(1 ritpa iirtta-uimocana

khaite khiiite iiinra, iiila prema suduroara
bale, "una sann yasfra ga~7a

All glories, alJ glories to our divine rna ter, SrI rimed Bhakti Prajfiana Kesava aharaja, wh supremely charming figure is the shelter for suffering humanity, miirtimanta iri-oedimta n'ubhn-nii'ann "b/!akti gn1lltha sr7-vedlfnta" tnb« Digho$l1t1fl (2)

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who is the very embodiment of Vedanta, who is the annihil tor of everything inauspicious, and wh boldly declared that the SrI Vedanta is essentially a book of
bhakii,

ueditnta snmiii-dipe sri- iddhanta-jyoti
iiraii icmiira tiihe 11aya nirouadhi (3)

Sr'i1a Prabhupada-arati
Compo ed by Maharaja ri rimad Bhakti Prajfiana Kesava Ccsvami

The'rI Caudiya Vedanta Sarniti is the aratf-lamp and its doctrin s are the flames by which he is perpetually worshipped. sri-tnncda-dhiirii-iaiie dipa prapurita hi pfi111lga-d hape dnsnd ik if mod itn (4) Th waterfall of transcendental joy known as runan Vinoda' is tile il which fills the lamp and th t achings of the followers of Sri: Rirpa is the incense which delights all directions with its sweet fragrance.
sarua-

jayn jaya prnbhupadera !irati nehiiri
yoga mnyiipum-nifya sevti-diil1aklirf (1)

All gl ries, all glarie to the amlT ceremony f rIla Bhaktisiddhanta Sara vafi Prabhupada, which b stows eternal service at the Yoga-pl~ha in Mayapura upon those who ob erve it.
'arvntrrll11 pracli;ra-dhiipn auraohn manohar« baddha mukir: slikuu: mugdha cariicnr« (2)

tra-sugambhirn kl1rLtT:Jii-koI711111l yugnpnd susobhasu: tndana-knma!« (5)
if

His lotus face simultaneously radiates a stern gravity rooted in his profound realisation of all the §astra and a softness born of his deep compassion. soarna-kimti uinindlia rf-ariga sobhana ynti-vnsn pnridhfme jn.gat-knlyiil.1a (6) The lustre of hi beautiful bodily limb r dress d in the robes of renunciati n for the w lfare of the entir 'eanon, vanquishes the effulgence of molten gold.

fragrance of incen e, his preaching has spread verywhere, thereby a tonishing all devot es, both liberated and conditioned, and all Iiving entiti 5, both moving and non-moving.
bhnkati-siddhiinta-dIpn jviil iyii Jagate paiica-rasa-se'Vti- 'ilcha pl'ndTpta tahifte (3)

Like the en hanting

He lit up the entire world wi th the lamp of the perf ct conclusions of pure devotion ..This lamp is composed of fiv brilliantly glowing flames which represent service in the five primary ra as.

niinii chiinde sajjal1a ciitnnra gl11l1iiyn
gaurajaru: ucca-kuruhe sumadhum

gaya (7)

pafica mahildfpa ynthfi paiica mahjjjyot.i~ trilokn-timir(l-ni'i~e nvidyii durmati ( )
The five flame of the dratf lamp are lik five radiant lights which, representing the five rasas, destroy the darkn ss of ignorance and crooked intelligence throughout the three worlds.
bhaknti uinode-dhiirti Jala m'lkha-dlriirn nimvadhi lmhe tii/lii rodha niilu lira (5)

With great skill and dexterity SrJ Sajjana" fans him with a ciimara while' fl Caura-narayana? sing very weetly at the top of his voice.
SLi

mangnla niriiiana kare bhakta-gm:w

disramnti diira hade dekhe trioikrnma (8)

The water in the

!'irati

conchs hell is the conception

of

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Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura which flows continually and which canno b checked by anyone.

seoiutarse nomhari ctimara (fhfll!7.ya
kdmm nti iirumde nimiana gnyn (12)

snrvn-viidyn-mnyr
brhat-mrdon

ghal'ltn bfije somn-kiilt:

a vndhya parnmn ra ala (6)

Kr:;;~1a-kTrtaHa, which is accompanied by various instrument such as the kamiiilas and bell, r ound ~ for all time, but really it i the printing pres , known as the

As Narahari Prabhu, the ideal servant, fans Srlla Prabhupa a with a itnutrti, with great delight K sava dasa sings this tirnfi song. SII Gaura-Govinda Mangala-arati mposed by SrI Srimad Bhakti Prajriana Kesava

brhat-mrdmiga,

which distributes

the supreme

rasa.

Cosvami Maharaja nutngnln srI glim-gnILrn
mnilgnin
'1'1

viit'f1a fnllite 'obhe iilaka ujjvala

gala dese tulast l'niilli.kare ihalomo!« (7)
Resplendent tiiaka adorns around hi neck a necklace fiji'i1w-lnmbita
tn:ptn kfificann-lml'm.'lQ

lI1(11tga/n ntitmii rfidltii-kr~I.1n yl1gnln piriti (1)

his broad forehead, and f tulasi b ad shines,

Glory to the auspicious forms of Sri Guru and Gaura, and glory t rl Radha-Krsna nd Their amorou love.
mmignla niSiln til 11M n-wngaln udn!le n-It!l1gnln iira! i ji'ige bhakntn h rdaye (2)

Mhu dfrghll kalevan1 pnrnmn eundnra (8)

Hi long arms extend to his kn es and his golden complexion is supremely beautiful.
mign kiinti

lnlitn-lnv(lJ;ya mukhe snehn-ohnrii hEisT sobhe jaiche nityn p,lrl.1n snSl (9)

Glory to Their auspiciou l7isi'il1tn-/flii, which i the end of the night and Their auspicious awakening. May thi auspicious //lnnga/n-timtT awaken in the heart 0 a devotee.
tomam nirlrnya /lutl nidriia dhnrifyl1 tmia jiignmne !ji~'1'G jngnrila hayn (3)

His charming, lovely face h Ids a smile which is full of af ction, and his bodily c mplexion is like a moon which is perpetually full.

ynU dharme poridhiine nrL/un

7JG

nna

a Kr_ na! Tho e soul wh have turned awa from You are sleeping in the darkness of nigh( but wh n You arise, th entire world awakens.
:iuhlll7 dr$ti kara prabhu ;agl1tem prati jfigukl7 hrdaye mom summignli'i rat i (4)

muktu kai!« medhiivrtn gnu~flyn gngl7lw (10) Attired in daybreak-coloured cloth whic11 signifies the r Iigious principl s of Snl1uyasT, he nullili d the misconceptions which wer like cl uds covering th dear Caudrya-sky and established the doctrine of pure bhnkti. bhukiui-kusume saundanJori7-sl1urnbhe knta kllr'iJn virnciln iitnrn uisua iimoditn (11)

o Prnbhu!

,lance upon the worl with kindne in my heart awaken that most au piciou ratio
I1Inyilm sukiidi siiri kat« pikfll'ii;n I1'1l1lignln jiignrn heiu knri he "irajn (5)

! And

The . ifferent stages of that blmkti (bhiivn, premn, neha, and 0 forth) ar like v ~ryfragrant flower which c mpri e a splendid kill/in, and the b auty and fragrance of this kufija delights the entire universe.

The peacock, the male and Female parrot, and the king of cuckoo bird all exi t olely to sing for Your au picious awakening.

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knre jata Si'ikhT-gm.1G srnunne bnje madhura htjana (6)
dhunni

itting on the branches of the trees, all the birds sing their "prem ly sw er morning melodies which resound throughout the forest. Those sweet, soft, auspicious sounds come and grace everyone. kusumita saroonre kamala-hillola
(7)

Mahaprabhu is seated on a jewelled throne. The iiraff ceremony is perf rmed b Brahma, and all the other demigods are presen t.
narahari iidi kari ciimnm

mangn/a snurnbtu: bnhe pavmw kallo/a

saiijnya mukunda

~ihulal a 1J1i u-g11O$aiidi gliyn

On the pond of lotu flower the lotuses are swaying and tho€' bre ze carri s their auspicious fragrance. ;hiiiijhnrn kii1il am ghn.l.'lti'i.sfl71kha karamla mm1gnia mrdaJ7gn Mje pnnunn rnsiiu: (8)

Mahaprabhu's associate lik arahari and th rs fan Him with whisks, and Safijaya, Mukunda and Vasu Chosa are the expert Singers that lead everyone in kirtana. snnkhn biije ghnl.1tn bi7je baje kn mtiiln madhurn madhum h1f.jeparnma ra tila The sounds of th co nchs hell, cymbals mrdafiga are very relish ble to 11. ar. gnla-de'e tumn-miiti; knre jhnlmnl7[a The brilliance of Mahaprabhu's face conquer million and millions of moons, and the garland of forest flowers around His neck also shines. sivfI-suka-nifrada prenu: gndgarla bhnktivinodn dekhe gOl'iirn snmpada Siva, ukadeva Gosvaml, and Narada Mun.i ar there, and their voices are choked with transcendental loving symptoms. In thi way Bhaktivinoda Thakura relishes the glory of 'r1: Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Saridhya-arati of and weer

This kirtana in which the devotees are playing different types of gongs, th bell, conch hell, knrnti"llns and the auspicious N1rri(lIi.gn is the supr me rasa.
'rf-kesnvn

mangata timii kare bhakntern ga~w diisu knhe niima- r111kTrr-tnnn

bnnu kDti candra jini tmdana 1.ljj7.'111n
(9)

Performing mmigala4iratJin th company of the devotees, Sri Kesa va dasa sings nitma-snnkirtann. SrI Caurasundara sandhya-arati lobhn

jnyn jaya gnurnciinder arnt£kl1 sobhn
jfflmavl-I'nta-vrme jngn-IIInIUl All glories, all glories to the beautiful iirnti ceremony of STT aitanya Mahaprabhu. Mahaprabhu's beautiful form on the bank of the Jahnav1 (Ganges) attracts all the living entiti s 0.£ the universe.

nitilicnnda uiime gadadlJ{11'11 tukaie adnnii« srzl1iVi'isn chatra-dnnrn
dnk$l~le

SrI Sri Radha

Krsna Yugala

On His right is Nityananda Prabhu, and on His left ide is ' r'i Cadadhara. On either ide stand SrI Advaita Acarya and STlnivasa Thakura, who holds an umbrella over M haprabhus head.

juya jnyn tiidhii-kreru: yugala-lIlilallfi iirati kamye lnlilfidi sakhi-gana All glories, all glorie to the In eting of SrI R§.dha Krsnal ThegoplS, h ded by Lalita, perform theiirntlc.er m ny for Their plea UTe.
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The 'beautiful three-fold bending form of Kr, na, the attractor of Cupid, dres ed in a yellow silk dhot: and wearing a crown decorated with a peac ck feather, is simply captivating to the mind. la! ita-miidhtnu: bnme v($abhi'i11U-kanya

o rimatITulasI-devl! Desiring to enter th eternal service of Sri Radha and Krsna, I repea tedly offer praniimn to you, who are so dear to SrI Krsna.
je tomtira sartuu: layn, sei k(~I.1a sevii pi'iyn, krpn kari knrn tare vrlldiivana-viisi tulns: kr$l.m-preynsl (name ntnnah) (2)
One who takes shelter of you attains the ervice of 'fl Krsna, PI as b merciful and make me a r ident of
Vrndavana. iomiirn cnrttne dhari, more anugal« knri, gnumhari- 'eva-magn,n rtikha diva tI isi tula Tkr~I.UI-preyasf (nama namah) (3)

ntln-oasonn

gaur!

riipe gUJfe cfhanya
and charming 81'1 of King Vrsabhanu, th colour of a blue of molten gold and are highly prai e-

itting to the 1 ft of th . amorous

Madhava i the beautiful daughter Srlmatl Radhika, dressed in a san lotus. Her complexion is th colour all Her characteristics and qualitie worthy.
hnri-mima-oimohima

nnnii-vidha-nlm1.kiim kare jhalnmaln nadntu: u)jvala

Becoming your follow r and taking the dust of your feet, day and night I will be immersed in the service of Sri Ga urahari.

dinern ei nbhiifi~n, miiyapure dio tulnsi kmw-preynsl. (nama

vasa,

She is decorated with variou shimmering, sparkling ornaments and r face is pI ndorous: thus She is the enchanter of the mind of SrI Hari.
sakhT-gnna niinii riige giiyn priya-nnnrta-sakhf-jal"n. cfimnm-rfh uliiyn
viSfikhi'irii

angete miikhibn sadn dhtuna dhill i rMi
namah)

(4)

The desire of this fallen person is that you will make me a resident of ayapura where 1 will always smear the dust of the dhl'l1rJG on my bodily limbs.
iomiir«

All the gopTS headed by Visakha sing many beautiful song while the priya-narnf(1-~nkhls sooth Radha and Krsna with ciimum fans.
srl-rfldhii-miidlwva przda sams/jn ii'e

dhapn, dTpa, fJH$pa mfil1gi, tnahimit Mkhitni ebe hnu more khllSl tutasi krl1~1a-preyasl (nama nnmtth) (5)
iirnn liigi,

bhnkl iuinodn snkhi-parle sukh« bhiise
At tlle feet of the damsels of Vraja-dharna lies an ocean of joy. There Thakura Bhaktivin da swims, hoping to attain the lotus feet of Radhika and Madhava.

P rforming your aratfw1th inc nse, a ghee lamp, an flowers, [ will d rive great happiness from describing your glOries,
fagntem jnta phil/a, kabhu nah nmntula, sarvatyaji krtpw tavn plUm maillarT vilnSI tufa i kr. na-preijasi (nama namah) ( )

SrI Tula I-arafi
C mp sed by SIi Srlmad Bhakti Prajfiana Kesava ,osvamI
nama nnmni) tllll7si k!~1.1n-preynsl (nama rutmah)

Because Krsna is pleased only by your s ft leaves and mnfijnrfs, there i no flower in the world which is yow' equaL

ri'idhn-kr:i':za 11 itya-sevii-ei

nbhilii~r

(1)

108

Areena-dipikji ogo urnde mahiiriinil

Special Instructions to be Followed dina k!'$un-dilsa kaya, morn yenn ei hayn, .srf-riidhii-govil1dll-pl'emn SlJdii yeJW bhti51

1'09

tamara padt1pa tule, deu« t$i kutiihale, snrvatfrthn lnye Ui1irff hana adhivlisl
tu.lnsl kr$1).n-preyasf (nama namah)

(7)

o Vrnde Maharani! All the demigods, places joyfully reside at your feet.
tutasi kr$l.w-pl'eYlJsf

This very fallen and lowly servant of Krsna prays, "May I always swim in the love of SrI Radha and Govinda."

sages, and holy

stf-kesavn ali dina, $iidh(mlJ-bhlljana~hlna, tomiim iisrlJye. sndil J1i1miinrrnde bhiisl
(nama rutmah)

(8)

Devoid of slidhann~bhajn!1a, this fallen Sri Kesava takes shelter of you and attains unbroken namananda.

Sri Tu lasi-arafi

(Adikad-bh.ede)

nama nmnab udasi kr$~1GprmjflSI
Tiidhti-krwll7
pnda-sevti

ei abhnfl$1

o Tulasi,
ye

beloved of Krsna, I offer prm}i'imn unto you again and again. My desire is to obtain the service of SrTSri Radha-Krsna.

tomarn sa.mna .layll, tara vtiiidln pilrIJB-haya, krpii-kari knra tii.re vrndi/.vrmn-viisl

Whoever takes shelter of you has his wishes fulfilled. Bestowing your mercy OT1 him, you make him a resident of Vrndavana. ei nioedan« dhara, snkhTra nnugafa karn,
riidhii-kr~Fn-sevii

diyii knrn JIijn-dasf

My desire is that you also grant me a residence in the pleasmegroves of Sri Vrndavana-dhama. Thus, within my vision I will always behold the beautiful pastimes of Radha and Krsna.
more ei abhiltifjn,

d io uasa, nnynne herron sndii yugala-riirm-rfisi
viliisn-kuifje

J beg YOll to make me a follower of the omjn-gopt«. Please give me the privilege of devotional service and make me your own maidservant.

Addendum

111

Addendum

The Upadesavali
of Sli Srlmad Bhakti Prajfiana Kesava Cosvami ~clirya (th lion-Iike ticlirya)
(1)

ke iari

servi e to the lotus feet of Sri CLUU. (2) Honest service to SrI Hari, g1l1"lt and the Vaisnavas is actual guru-eeoii. (3) The n11ga of bhakti kn wn a kirtana is the b st and COIDplet limb of bhnkti. (4) Only through the medium of kiriann are the other limbs of bhakti accomplished. (5) Renouncing bad associ tion is actual olitude, and performing bhajann in the company of sorUm and Vaisnava is the actual meaning of solitary hhnjnnn. (6) Preaching hari-katha alway and everywh re is real harikiriana. (7) To speak hari-kaiha alway and everywh Ie or to be absorbed in speaking about services related to ' ri Hari is real silence. (8) Per arming nura-bhaiane in the mood of riipiirl1lga is the actual uipmlambhn-bhajana of SrI Radh- and Kr91~a. (9) Taking shelter of the feet of a genuine guru, one hould serve Hari. (10) ne hould ne er give pain to all living ntity by bod y, mind or words. (11) On hould maintain his life by honest means. (12) One hould always remember that Sri Bhagavan is one, not man.

Bhngavarl.-bhnkti is attained by uismmbha-seoii

or intimate

(13) Vrajendra-nandana Sri Kr0J;1aonly is Svayam Bhagavan; He is the pos essor of ali sakti and th origin of all atmliiras. Rendering servic to Him is th primary duty f all livin entities; all other activiti 5 are econdary (14) Those people who consider that Bhagavan is Formless are atheists, and one hould never associat with them. (15) Attaining prema for ri Krsna is the r al ultimate bjectiv of the jfvn. (16) The service of Kr9.I)a i our life, if performed for Hi pleasure with a favourable t ttitude, devoid of all th r d sires, not c vered by jnana and karma, and performed b th body, mind, words, and all of the €nses. Th~ U_padesavali f SrI rimad Bhaktisiddhant
(1)

Sarasvati

osvami.Prabhupada

'victory to congregational chanting of Krsna's name II-this is the SrI Caudiya Matha's sole object of worship. (2) Sri KJ."sna, who is the vi$aya-vigmha, the object of the devote 's prema, is the le njoyer and all oth rs are to be enjoy d by Him. (3) Those who don't perform hari-hlwjnntl are ignorant and murderers of their own souls. (4) The acceptanc of srf-harinii.ma and direct reali sati n of Bh gavan are ne and th sam . (5) Those who equate the demigods with Visnu are unable to serve Bhagavan, (6) Establishing a printing pres to print d votional books and preaching by organi n;g niimn-Iwtja programmes constitute genuine service to SrI Mayapura, (7) We ar not doers of o zood or bad deeds, nor are we schol, ars or illiterate-carrying tile sh e of Sri Hari's pme devotees as our duty, we are initiates into the mantra kfrtnniya!1 orin har]. (8) Preaching without proper conduct falls within th category of karma, mundan activity. Without riricising the natur of th rs, n sho lid c rr t one' self-this i my persona) instruction. th

"Puram vijayate srI-kr~(la- 'aJ;lkfrtanam-supreme

110

112

Arcana-dlpika

Addendum

113

(9) Serving the vrajcHlfisls who felt great separation from Krsna when He left Vraja to reside in Mathura IS our supreme constitutional occupation. (10) If we desire to follow an auspicious course in life, then disregarding the theories of even countless people we should only hear instructions from a transcendental source. (11) Life as an animal, bird, insect or any of the countless thousands of species is acceptable, but taking shelter of deceit is thoroughl y improper, Only an honest person possesses real auspiciousness. (12) Simple-heartedness is synonymous with VaL;; av ism. n Servants of a parnmahamsa Vaisnava should be simplehearted, a quality which makes them the topmost brfihmaJ.ws. (13) Helping to draw conditioned souls away from their perverted attachment to the material energy is the greatest compassion. If even one soul is rescued from Mahamaya's fortress, that compassionate act is infinitely more benevolent than the construction of unlimited hospitals. (14) We have not come to this world to be construction workers; we are the bearers of Sri Caitanyadeva' s instructions. (15) We will not remain in this world for long, and by pro~ fusely performing hari-sirtana, upon relinquishing these material bodies we will experience the ultimate reward of embodied life. (16) The foot-dust of Sri Rupa Cosvami, the fulfiller of Sci Caitanyadeva's inner desires, is our lives' sale desired object (17) If I were to desist from lecturing about the Absolute Truth due 1"0 being fearful that some listeners may he displeased, I would be deviating from the path of Vedic truth and accepting the path of untruth. I would become one who is inimical to the Vedas, an atheist, and would no longer possess faith in Bhagavan, the very embodiment of truth, (18) Krsna's darsane can only be attained through the medium of the ear as one hears hari-kathCi from pure Vaisnavas: there is no other way. (19) Wherever hari-kathfi is being spoken is a holy place .. (20) Proper sraoana, hearing, is accomplished through the

medium

nity to practice

of kirtana, and this will give one the good opportuemarauo , remembrance. The ~r:.ter~a_l. experience of rendering direct service to t~e a~tak(dlya-hla, SrI Radha-Kn;1.l.a's pastimes in each of the eIght parts of the

day, becomes possible.

.. .. ' z: (21) We should understand that the loud calling out of Sn Krsna's names is .bhakti. (2·2) 'Bhagavan will not accept anything which is offered by a person who doesn't chant harilliimn one-hundred thousand

times daily

(23) By sincerely endeavouring to chant lumnama wtthm;:t offences and remaining fixed in chanting constantly, one s offences will fade and pure narinam« will arise on the tongue. (24) As mundane thoughts arise while taking hariniima, one should not become discouraged. A secondary consequence of taking harinama i.s that these useless mundane thoughts will gradually dissipate; therefore, one shot .. nor worry tld about this. By dedicating one's mind, body, and words .to serving sri-nama and continuing to chant with great persIs~ renee, SrI Namt. Prabhu will grant one dartiane of .HIS supremely auspicious transcendental form. An_d by connnuing to chant until one's tmnrthiu: a~e fully eradl,c~ted, by the power of Srl-l1fima realisation of HIS form, qualities and pastimes will automatically arise,

._

..

Sri Upadesamrta
by Srila Ri1pa Cosvami

The foremost duty of those who desire to genuinely engage in the siidhana or -practice of bhagavad- bhn kti exhibited and preached by, Sri Caitanya ~al~aprabhu is to e~br~ce the teachings of Srila Rupa Cosvami in pursuance With hIS book Srt Upadesamrta. These teachings are as follows:

viico vegmi! manllSCI(1 krodha~vegam
Jihvii-vegnm Ildnmpasthn-vegnm prthivfln.
SCI

etiin veg.nn yo vi$CI/teta dhi}a~1
sarotu» npfmnm SI$Yfi.t (1)

114

Area na -d'ip ika
Ad de ndum

115

ne must pra tice to tolerate the urge f p ch, mind, anger, tongue, belly and genitals. The ober person who is able to tolerate these six urges can rule the whole world (,nd is fit to become jagad-guru (on who can become th guru of the entire world or who can ccept disciples all over the world).
at yli lurm (1 pmyiisas jana-sm-igas en

pmjnlpa niymnfigrnltn~1

en laulymr7 en
(2)

$nflbhir bhaktir vinasynti

Sine re siuihnkn« sh uld try t guard thems lves from six types of unfavourable activities which can completely ruin their bhnkti. Th se activities are a follow:
(1) eating more than necessary or accumulating anything b yond one's r quir merits (2) engag merit in any endeavour which ventually lead s to sense-g:ra tif ca ti on or d evia ti on from the path of bhakti (3) indulging in discussions on sub] ts unrelated to

bhnkti

(2) by remaining determined to f llow with ompl te confiden I" the injunctions of the sa tras and the in truetions of Sri Gurudeva, the living siistra, who leads his life in accordance with th St/.stm ( ) following the si'idhana of bhnkti with great patience, despite facing many obstacles on the path t11at delay accomplishing the objective (4) to follow the limbs of bhakti like srouana, kirtana etc" wi th persistence and to renounce a luxuriou way of life (in other words, to live simply) for the pleasure of Sri Krsna (SUo abandon the association of non-devotee or tho who ar gross materialists, impersonalists, atheist and religious pretenders, also to remain aloof from the a socia tion of women and those who keep mid t association with worn n (6) to accept in one's life the conduct and precepts of the previous tiCliryns. By Sincerely f llowing the si prin .ples, one i ure to attain perfection in bhnkti. dadiiti pmtigrhl.1fiti g uhymn li.khylit i

(4) unnecessary persistence toward the rules and r gulations of the siisl"Nl whi I, are irrelevant and avoiding tho ruleswhich are imperative (5) c ssociating with materialists or people who are not inclined toward the process of bhakti (6) being greed to follow philosophies which are not conducive for one's advancement in bhakri.
IItsllhiin niscnyi'id dhniryilt tn t- in t- karma- p rn ua r tnniil' smign-tyti.gfit sato vrtteb $nrj.bhir bhaktih pia idhynfi (3)

precha ti
(4)

bhunkte bhojaynte caioa :?n~-vidhmh priti-ioksanmn

One should lead-one's life by(1) remaining ell bhusiastic to follow the rules and regu.lations which nourish on's bhakti or h Ips one to advanc 'in 'hnkti

(1) ffering gifts to pure dev tee according t their requirements (2) accepting the gifts (their used items) offered by them as their remnants (praslida) (3) rev aling one's onfidentia l realisations of bhajnnn before them (4) inquiring from them about their confidential reali ations (5) t h nour the prasada offered by th devotees with g:rea t delight (6) to offer them prassd« with 1 ve and affecti 1"1 Th e are the six symptoms of loving exchanges am ng the devot e .

116

Ad de ndum

117

Icrfj~1eti yasya giri tnm nwnnsfidriyefa

dTk$i7 ti

eet )Jra~lntjbhis

en

bh17jantnm isam
(5)

suSru$nyli bhajnnn-v,jFinm mwnyl1111 nl1ynnindiidi-sunya-hrdnm ipsito- ariga-lnbdhyfi

One should within the mind honour a kalli$th.a-adhikOl'l who ha uttered K!~Da' name by saying, even once, '0 Krsna,' can idering him to be part of one's family. By offering dl1(1r/nvat-pml.llima, on hould honour a mndhymlln-adhikiirfwho has accepted dfk$ti from a qualifled sarl-gu ru after properly understanding the principle (tattva) of df~ii, who is engaged in bhagavat-bhnjnnn in pursuance with the Vaisnava convention and who is endow d with discriminating vision towards favourable and unfavoura ble concepts, The devotee who has thor ughly r ali ed th~ ess nc of bhaiana according to the injunctions of Srrmnd-Bhiignvntnm and other ai nava lit ratures, who i engaged in th bhajGl!rI of Srl Krsna with single-minded devo ion, w110s heart is supremely pure and sublime ue to his undeviated attachment for Sri Krsna, and who is devoid of any propensity t critici e others isa IIInhfi-hM.gllvnt, topmost devotee. The as ociation of such a devotee situated on the exalted position of bhajnlln-tl1at is, who is expertly engaged in the conventional bi1ajana of remembrane and mnnnsi-bhinm-eeo« (serving in th mind) of the a$ta-killfya-Iflii, the eight-fold pastimes of Sri' ri Radha Krsna-is the me t desirabl among th 1ikmind d and affectionately dispo ed devotees. One should honour such a d vot e by dnl.lfjl'7vnt-pratliimn, submissi v enquiry and rendering loving, intima te service unto him.

world, considering th m to be ordinary conditioned jiva . The imperfections visible in their nature, like birth in a low family, harshne ,lethargy and the imperfections visible in their body such as ugly Featur 8, disea se. deformities or other d fects in the body are exactly 'like the app arance of bubble, EDam and mud in Ganges. water. Despit such appar nt pollution in the water of the Gange, she do sn't leave her inherent form as drnuibhfltn-brnh1nn, tran cendence ill the form of water, liquid. imilarly, th elf-realised Vaisnava always e ist on the transcendental sph re and one should not emphasi e their material shortcomings. itiipy I1vidyi'i.YO ika Hll kiniu iidartid anudinam khalu saioo jw?ti7. Vtid1 T kramitd btunmt! tnd-gnda-miiln-hantri
sljllt kr~tla-1Jiima-caritiidi-

'pittopntaptn-msannsyn

na

7)

III The tongu of th se who are afflict d by th jaundice of avidyn or those who are seized by ignorance du to being ~er to 'rI K! sna since time imm .n~ rial, cannot rel_ish the nsctarean name, form, qualities and pa time f' rf Krsna, which are compared to sugar candy. instead, these attributes taste bitter to them. But if one faithfully rid regularly tak s this sugar andythat is chants and hears the transcendental name, form, qualit1 nd pastime f Stf Krsna-th n gTa ually the e attribute become relishable or sweet to him and destroy c t the root hi di ea ,the jaun ic f avidl ii, aversion to Sri Krsna, from the root. In other words, he comes SPQJlt neously attached to ri Krsna."
0

Guru-tattva
Symptoms of a sad-guru
(1) One who sincerely desires to make spiritual a vancemenr must take shelter of a sad-gym. The symptoms of a stid-gw·lI are explarn d in Srfmad-Bhiigavatrln/ (11.3.21):

dr.tni~ svnbhli._vn-jnnitnir vnpu:ns en dasoir na prnkrtn.tvartl iha bTlnktn-jnnasya pnsyel
gnrigtimbhasiirrl 1'1.11 khnlu oudbuda-phenn-pnnkair nmhma-dmuntuam npngl1cchnli nira-dhnrmain (6) n shouldn't k p a materialistic visi n toward th. devote s of th Lord who are situated in this material

insnuid

gll)"lIJil

J'rnl'/1dyl1/e
/I

jiji1iis /I Sre}lfl

ttnmm

1/

118

AI II,na-dlipika

Addendum

119

si'ibde pore en niHliifmi.l
bmhmatly tlpasmniisrayam

engag d in the worship of rT Vi:?DU, he is fit to he accepted <IS guru according to the siisr/le injunction.

To understand. one's highest welfare, an inquisitive sadhake must seek tl,€' shelter of the lotus feet ofa sadguru_ The san-guru is one who is thoroughly expert in the sabda-brnhmll or in the conclusions of the revealed scriptures (sl'uf.i-slistm), who is fully competent in the unci rstanding of Para brahm a-in other words, situated in proper realisation of Adhoksaja, the Lord who is beyond the approach of our blunt senses, who has unflinching faith in the hoJy name of the Lord, and who, having transcended the complexities of mundane nature, is completely detached from this world. One only should accept hariniima saa-gur«.
(2)

) Caltllnya-cnritiimrtn,

Madhya-ma 8.127:
seTgum Imyn

kiva »ipr«, kiva uylisi, sadm kene I1nyn

ief Iq~~m-tntfun-l'enii,

A person is eligible to accept the position

of the guru

only if he is thoroughly learned in the science of Krsna,
Sal11!yftsfI

regardless of being a bl"iiliml1l.l11, a siidm, a grlmsiltn or a or the iisrnrnrl in which he is situated.

To be a kr~l.1n~taHvidn., expert in the science of Krsna is the salient feature of a guru.
(5)

and dfk:;;i'l from such a

from Srf Gall{fIyn~katLfhtlfliira:
nliriiynr.lo 'pi vi/qUill ynti gm-ofl pmcYlltnsya durlmddhe/1 /mma/mil jaliidllJletmn SO$flyati ranima p0¥lynti

from

padesamrta (1):
vlicD vegmhillalmsnb krodhn-vegnlh jihvfI-"i.'egmn Ildnropnslhfl-vegal1l elim vegan yo 'l.lJ$nhetn dhirn(1

!mronm npimiin: prthivTm sn shmttt
The sober person who can tol era te the urges of speech, mind, anger, tongue, beJIy and genitals, can rule the who le war ld or he is coU d a go~mliIII i,the one who has mastered his six enemies (urges)." (3) fromSrf Hari-b hakti-v Ilfisa:

SrTEhagavan is displeased with the foolish person who, even after accepting df~n, does not engage in rendering service to SrTGurudeva. For example, sunrays cause the lotus flower to blossom, but the same sunrays do not nourish a lotus which is out of water, Rather they burn it. I-n this analogy the water is compared with Curudeva, the sun with Sli Bhagavan and the lotus with the sild/mkn.
(6) from

Bhnkti-sn.ndnrhhn
ham
1/ gUrl1l1 trl$111fit

(237): ruste

g 1J m strlf

tii

~nt-knnml-tl/plll.tntl nV(!l~IWVO gunrr

no

VipTO mnntra-tant ra vl§firadll(1 syi'id-vni~rwvn(1 5vnpnc(J gllfll(l

ruste /Ul_knscnuQ
srzl"vfI-p!'nyntnclllJ ev/'! prasiidnye/

A briihmm.lQ, though expert in th.e six kinds of activities-that is the performance of ynjl1n, sacrifice for himsel a nd for others, the stud y of the siis/ m and tea chi ng it to others, giving charily and accepting gifts from others, and also the skillful reci La Han of mnntms, who is learned in the science of tnntra-C<lnnot be accepted as suru if he is nor J Vaisnava, On til other hand, if a person is born in the family of Ct'll_lt_in!ns, dog-eaters and is devoutly

gorum

If Sri Hari becomes displeased with someone, he can be protected hy Sri Gurudev3r but ir Sr"f--Gurutie-\l8becomes displeased with someone, no one can protect him Th.erefore, i.1is appropriate to please 56 Curudeva with one's endeavours in all respects.

120

Arcana-dipikf

Addendum

121

(7) An exclusive devotee of Sri SriR;cUta-Krsna will never p dorm the worship of an demigod. In Bhag~~nd-gmi ( .2 ) it is stated: yiinti deon-uraii; deuan
piirn yfint-i plir-vratii!1 bhiltt1lli ya.nti bh17tejyn yfinti mad-yifjino 'pi miun

punns en yi'i.cn miilli'fyn ji'itn-nlpam ndii.t pl'nbJ1l-l~1 tnio 'n runn madam kiimari1 raja 1.1[I;I'I7ri-l a pl1ficnmnm am·an i pm1crl sti-ltil'Jfill i

11 e wh worship among the demigod, spirit will take birth wor hip anc st r g worship Me will live

the d migod will those who worship amollg such being, t the ancestors and with Me.

take birth ghosts and those who those who

hy ad/nzrTl1a-prnbhavafJ k(lli~l au t tnreyelJ n d n tti'in i nynvllsat tnn-n idesa-krt
atrw ititn i na

eve tn.

bubht1$ub pllJ'H$a!1 kvncit vise .nto rlhnnnn-STlo I'1tjff /okn.-pntir b'l1lrul.L ri ; uta Go varni aid: Haring the petition of Kali personified, King Parlksit permitted him to stay at four place wher (1 gambling, (2) drinking, 3) illicit a sodation 0 Fwomen (or excessive a tta chment to them) and (4) animal laughter were p rform d. Thes inful ctivities consequently result in four types of irreligious practices, £al ity or trurhle ness (hypocracy and crooked.n 5), intoxicati n (lack f austerity), tr erne attachment with bodily relation (due to forgetfulness fan' original varirpa) and cruelty (lack of mercy). Then Kali personjlied asked for orne other places to stay and King Pariksit allow d him to stay wher there i gold (wealth) Thus Kali-yuga (K~li pers nified) received five places to live: falsity, illtoxication, lust, enmity and nvy (passionate snd eav urs) and thereby respecting the order of King Pariksit, the personality of Kali, the origin or birthplace of Irreligion practices, start d living at the a ave five assign d places. Therefore, people who desire their supreme well-being hould never take helt r r ass ciat with these five places. Especially religionist, kings, public leaders, the bona fide preach r of reUgions and tho e who are gunls should remaln ry careful not to become afflicted by these in ligious practices; in other word, t remain al f fr m th practices.
L

In thi 'loka, Bhagavan is saying that tho who perform His worship will attain His abode, frorn w here no one return
to t~Us temporcu:y w rld. The worship f demigod is the ~1dllect wo r~hi p of Bhagava n, not the direct worship which 15 the nly rum of all the sii'tms. Since th d migod themsel yes as well a their planet are temporary, w ha rever result one obtains by worshipping them i temporary, but Bhagavan and His abod ar t mal,' anyon who exclusively worships Him even tually attains His eternal ass ~iatjon in I-lis. ternal abod . MOl 0 er, the w rship of demigod along with the worship of Bhagavan does not help 011 t mai atain an exclusiv stag f d von n, but rather keeps one's frame of mind distracted. Thus, due 1'0 the lack of Single-minded dev tion towards Bhagavan, on remain bereft of the highest destine rion on c uld otherwi e attain,

( ) Fiv places unfavourable to the execution (Sl'fmad - Bhfigavatam 1.17.38-41): abhyaJ'thitns tndn tttsmai stha71ifn i knlnye dadau
dyiUt1Ih pimnm

of bhakti

triyntl ana yntriidl1CIn'l1flS catut-oidhat:

122 ( )A ociati

Arcana-dipika

Ad dendum

123

Bhagavatarn

n of 'AT men-unfavourabl .19.17):

bhakti (Srfmad-

mairt: suasr« duhiiri:

vii 17iiviviktiisnno bhavet balmmn indri ya-griil1l0 tnduamsam api kl1r$nti

One should never sit alone on the same se t even with on own mother, sist r or daughter, for the senses are o trong that they can even d viat a person who 1 v ry advanced in kn wledge.
I

ciation of people too attached to worn n is to be abandoned U5rfmnif-Bh1ignvafam 3.31.33-34):
sntymi1 saucam dayli maunnm

( 0) The as

budd}l1/! srir

ynsa~l k$amn

) To commit violence tm ards any of th resident of the hal dham r t an f th pilgrims who go there, or to think that t11 . are ordinary. mundan pe ple. (4) Performing mundane activitie while livin .. in th holy g place. (5) Earning money by and making a business of Deity worship and the chanting of the holy name. (6) To think tha t the holy dhttma belen s tQ some mundane country or pro inc such a B ngal, to think that the dhiinui f the L rd i qual to a h 1 place c nne ted with orne demigod, r t attempt to measure the area f the rlhti111G. (7) 0 commit sinful act whil re Iding in the tthiim«. (8) To can ider Vmdavarra and Navadvipa to be different. (9) To blaspheme the sastrns which glorify the dhiimn. (10) To be faithless and think that the glories of the dhnma are imaginary. C ntre list of SrI G udiy V da nta Samiti

samo damo b!mgns ceti yat-saI7gii.d yah sm1k.'nynm

te$v nsiinte$u maqhe. u khm,1(iitfi t ma v i'idJ11I.1I
sm;'gm"il IW kuryn chccqesu yo;;d-kr;:tj1i-mrg~u. ea One should never associate with unvirtuous persons who are dull-headed fools, re tless, devoid of knowledge of self-realisation and simply dancing dogs in the hands of wicked women, because. by such association one i sure to become bereft of qualities uch as truthIuln , zleanlin 5 (int rn 1 and ext mal), ill rey, gravity of sp ch, spiritual intelligen ,walth and Fortune, shyness, fame, forgiven 5, control of the mind an senses.

Dhama-aparadha
(Offenses towards the holy dhama)
(1) Contempt and disrespect towards the glim who is the revealer 0 the dhiinu: to his di ciple (2)"Ii think that the 1101y dhlinzG is temporary.

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