Japa and Bhajans

Vaishnava Winter Festival – BALTIC 2012.

HG Madhava Prabhu kirtan with HH Bhakti Bringa Govinda Swami and devotees.

 

 

This is a beautifully sung bhajan from the 2016 Kirtan Mela in Moscow.  PLEASE WATCH!

 

 

Watch and hear Srila Prabhupada chanting japa. 

Then greet the Deities in many temple around the world! Lovely video!

 

Sri Vyasapuja Ceremony 1972, New Vrindavana (West Virginia), Kirtan by His Holiness Vishnujana Swami & His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada.

 

 2015 Mauritius Kirtan Mela with H.G.Madhava Prabhu leading kirtan

 

Vaishnava Thakura

(Prayers to the Departed Vaishnava) Beautifully sung by Gaura vani and Kindred Spirit

TRANSLATION

1) O venerable Vaisnava. O ocean of mercy, be merciful unto your servant. Give me the shade of your lotus feet and purify me. I hold on to your lotus feet.

2) Teach me to control my six passions; rectify my six faults, bestow upon me the six qualities, and offer unto me the six kinds of holy association.*

3) I do not find the strength to carry on alone the sankirtana of the holy name of Hari. Please bless me by giving me just one drop of faith with which to obtain the great treasure of the holy name of Krsna.

4) Krsna is yours. You have the power to give Him to me. I am simply your servant running behind you shouting, “Krsna! Krsna!”

 

Sri Guru Vandana  

by Naratoma Dasa Thakura

Watch beautiful video footage of Srila Prabhupada. 

Lyrics and Translation

(1)
śrī-guru-caraṇa-padma, kevala-bhakati-sadma,
bando muñi sāvadhāna mate
jāhāra prasāde bhāi, e bhava toriyā jāi,
kṛṣṇa-prāpti hoy jāhā ha’te.

The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can attain pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and reverence. By his grace one can cross the ocean of material suffering and obtain the mercy of Krsna.
The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can attain pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and reverence. By his grace one can cross the ocean of material suffering and obtain the mercy of Krsna.

(2)
guru-mukha-padma-vākya, cittete koribo aikya,
ār nā koriho mane āśā
śrī-guru-caraṇe rati, ei se uttama-gati,
je prasāde pūre sarva āśā.

My only wish is to have my consciousness purified by the words emanating from his lotus mouth. Attachment to his lotus feet is the perfection that fulfills all desires.

(3)
cakṣu-dān dilo jei, janme janme prabhu sei,
divya jñān hṛde prokāśito
prema-bhakti jāhā hoite, avidyā vināśa jāte,
vede gāy jāhāra carito.

He opens my darkened eyes and fills my heart with transcendental knowledge. He is my Lord birth after birth. From him ecstatic prema emanates; by him ignorance is destroyed. The Vedic scriptures sing of his character.

(4)
śrī-guru karuṇā-sindhu, adhama janāra bandhu,
lokanāth lokera jīvana
hā hā prabhu koro doyā, deho more pada-chāyā,
ebe jaśa ghuṣuk tribhuvana.

Our spiritual master is the ocean of mercy, the friend of the poor, and the lord and master of the devotees. O Lokanatha Goswami! O master! Be merciful unto me. Give me the shade of your lotus feet. Your fame is spread all over the three worlds.

(5)
vaiṣṇava caraṇa reṇu, bhūṣaṇa koriyā tanu,
yāhā hoite anubhava hoy
mārjana hoy bhajana, sādhu sańge anukṣaṇa,
ajñāna avidyā parājaya.

By making the dust of the Vaisnavas’ feet the ornament of my body, ecstatic love comes. Washing the Vaisnavas’ lotus feet is my method of worship. By always associating with the Vaisnavas, I shall overcome the darkness of ignorance.

(6)
jaya sanātana rūpa, prema bhakti rasa kūpa
yugala ujjvalamaya tanu
yāhāra prasāde loka, pāsarilo sab śoka,
prakaṭa kalapa taru janu.

O Srila Sanatana Gosvami and Srila Rupa Gosvami, who are two deep wells of the nectar of pure love, two personifications of the splendid nectar of the Divine Couple, and two desire trees by whose mercy the entire world is free from suffering, all glories to you!
(7)
prema bhakti rīti yoto, nija granthe suvekata
likhiyāchen dui mahāśaya
yāhāra śravaṇa hoite, premānande bhāse cite,
yugala madhura rasāśrayaIn.

You are a reservoir of the sweet nectar of the Divine Couple. Hearing about you brings bliss to the heart.

(8)
yugala kiśora prema, lakṣa bāṇa yeno hema
heno dhana prakāśilo yārā
jaya rūpa sanātana, deho more prema dhana
se ratana more gole hārā.

You are fabulously wealthy, possessing ecstatic love for the youthful Divine Couple, a love more precious than gold purified in ten thousand flames. O Rupa and Sanatana Gosvami, all glories to you! I beg you, please give me in charity some of these jewel necklaces.

(9)
bhāgavata śāstra marma, nava vidhā bhakti dharma,
sadāi koribo susevana
anya devāśraya nāi, tomāre kohilo bhāi,
ei bhakti parama bhajana.

I shall eternally engage in the nine-fold process of devotional service, which is the essential message of Srimad-Bhagavatam, and I shall not worship the demigods. O brother, I say to you: Devotional service is the most exalted kind of worship.

(10)
sādhu śāstra guru vākya, hṛdoye koriyā aikya,
satata bhāsibo prema mājhe
karmī jñānī bhakti hīna, ihāke koribo bhina,
narottama ei tattva gāje.

Making the words of the guru, sadhus and sastras one with my heart, I constantly float and swim in the ocean of pure love. I am different from the karmis and jnanis, who have no devotion for Krsna. Narottama speaks the truth.

 

Sri Nrisimha Pranama (Prayers to Lord Nrsimhadeva for Protection)

Sung by His Holiness Krishna Kshetra Maharaja

Krsna Dvaipayana Vyasa has written this song “namas te narasimhaya”. The official name of this song is Sri Nrisimha Pranama. This song is taken from the book Nrsimha Purana. Devotees of Lord Krishna pray to Lord Nrsimhadeva (the half man/half lion incarnation of Lord Krishna) for protection from all fear.. 

 

Lyrics and Translation:

namas te narasimhaya
prahladahlada-dayine
hiranyakasipor vakshahsila-
tanka-nakhalaye

I offer my obeisances to Lord Narasimha who gives joy to Prahlada Maharaja and whose nails are like chisels on the stonelike chest of the demon Hiranyakasipu.

ito nrisimhah parato nrisimho
yato yato yami tato nrisimhah
bahir nrisimho hridaye nrisimho
nrisimham adim saranam prapadye

Lord Nrisimha is here and also there. Wherever I go Lord Nrisimha is there. He is in the heart and is outside as well. I surrender to Lord Nrisimha, the origin of all things and the supreme refuge.

Prayer to Lord Nrisimha
by Jayadeva Gosvami

tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-sringam
dalita-hiranyakasipu-tanu-bhringam
kesava dhrita-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare

O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lion! All glories to You! Just as one can easily crush a wasp between one’s fingernails, so in the same way the body of the wasplike demon Hiranyakasipu has been ripped apart by the wonderful pointed nails on Your beautiful lotus hands.

 

A Bhakti art devotional slideshow featuring artwork images of The Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Sri Nityananda the incarnation of Lord Sri Balarama Who appeared as an associate of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu, The Supreme Personality Of Godhead, Krishna Himself, Who as the Yuga Avatara, Inaugurated the Sri Krsna Sankirtan Movement, which propagates the chanting of The Hare Krishna Mahamantra as the prescribed method of God Realization in this present age of kali yuga. The Video is set to the Bengali song “Nitai Pada Kamala” – “Nityananda Nistha Song 1; Mana Siksa composed by The Vaisnava Acharya Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura and performed by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada..
The lyrics and English translation follows…..

NITAI PADA KAMALA
by Narottama Dasa Thakura.

(1)
nitāi-pada-kamala, koṭi-candra-suśītala
je chāyāy jagata jurāy
heno nitāi bine bhāi, rādhā-kṛṣṇa pāite nāi
dṛḍha kori’ dharo nitāir pāy

(2)
se sambandha nāhi jā’r, bṛthā janma gelo tā’r
sei paśu boro durācār
nitāi nā bolilo mukhe, majilo saḿsāra-sukhe
vidyā-kule ki koribe tār

(3)
ahańkāre matta hoiyā, nitāi-pada pāsariyā
asatyere satya kori māni
nitāiyer koruṇā habe, braje rādhā-kṛṣṇa pābe
dharo nitāi-caraṇa du’khāni

(4)
nitāiyer caraṇa satya, tāhāra sevaka nitya
nitāi-pada sadā koro āśa
narottama boro dukhī, nitāi more koro sukhī
rākho rāńgā-caraṇera pāśa

TRANSLATION:

1) The lotus feet of Lord Nityananda are a shelter where one will get the soothing moonlight not only of one, but of millions of moons. If the world wants to have real peace, it should take shelter of Lord Nityananda. Unless one takes shelter under the shade of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda, it will be very difficult for him to approach Radha-Krsna. If one actually wants to enter into the dancing party of Radha-Krsna, he must firmly catch hold of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda.

2) Anyone who has not established his relationship with Nityananda Prabhu is understood to have spoiled his valuable human birth. Such a human being is actually an uncontrollable animal. Because he never uttered the holy name of Nityananda, he has become merged into so-called material happiness. What can his useless education and family tradition do to help him?

3) Being maddened after false prestige and identification with the body, one is thinking, oh, what is Nityananda? What can He do for me? I don’t care. The result is that he is accepting something false to be truth. If you actually want to approach the association of Radha-Krsna, you must first achieve the mercy of Lord Nityananda. When He is merciful toward you, then you will be able to approach Radha-Krsna. Therefore you should firmly grasp the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda.

4) The lotus feet of Nityananda are not illusion; they are a fact. One who engages in the transcendental loving service of Nityananda is also transcendental. Always try to catch the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda. This Narottama dasa is very unhappy, therefore I am praying to Lord Nityananda to make me happy. My dear Lord, please keep me close to Your lotus feet.

 

Srila Prabhupada Dances — Rathyaatra Festival 1973

 

Srila Prabhupada chanting the Hare Krishna Mahamantra 

 

His Divine Grace A.C Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada chants the holy name of Lord Sri Krishna the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Featuring rare video footage of Srila Prabhupada.

 

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Srila Prabhupada chanting the Hare Krishna mantra on his japa beads.

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