Topic: prasadam prayers

Prasād-Sevāya – Song Six

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Prasād-Sevāya (During the Honoring of Spiritual Food) - Song 6 (This sixth song is to be sung while honoring the Lord's bāla-bhoga) (1) bhāi-re! 

rāma-kṛṣṇa gocāraṇe, jaibena dūra vane, 

eto cinti' yaśodā-rohinī

 khīr, sār, chānā, nanī, du'jane khāowāno āni', vātsalye ānanda mane gaṇi' 1) O brothers! Mother Yaśodā and Mother Rohinī were thinking, "Today our two boys, Balarāma and Kṛṣṇa, will go to a distant forest to tend Their cows." Contemplating thus in the ecstasy of parental affection, they prepared a wonderful feast for the two boys, consisting of Read More...

Prasād-Sevāya – Song Five

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Prasād-Sevāya (During the Honoring of Spiritual Food) - Song 5 (This fifth song is to be sung while honoring the Lord's khicurī) (1) bhāi-re!

 eka-dina nīlācale, prasād-sevana-kāle,

 mahāprabhu śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya
 bolilen bhakta-gaṇe, khecarānna śuddha-mane, 

sevā kori' hao āj dhanya 1) O brothers! One day in Jagannātha Purī, at the time of honoring the Lord's prasād, Mahāprabhu Śrī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya said to all the devotees, "May you become blessed on this day by honoring the khicurī of the Lord in a pure state of mind. (2) khecarānna piṭhā-pānā, apūrva prasāda nānā,

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Prasād-Sevāya – Song Four

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Prasād-Sevāya (During the Honoring of Spiritual Food) - Song 4 (This fourth song is to be sung while eating the Lord's sweets) (1) bhāi-re!

 śrī-caitanya nityānanda, śrīvāsādi bhakta-vṛnda,

 gaurīdāsa panḍiter ghare

 luci, cini, khīr, sār, miṭhāi, pāyass āra,

 piṭhā-pāna āsvādan kore 1) O brothers! Lord Caitanya, Lord Nityānanda, and Their devotees headed by Śrīvāsa Ṭhākura relish different varieties of prasād at the home of Gaurīdāsa Panḍita. They take purīs made with white flour and sugar, khīra, solid cream, sweets, sweet-rice, and a kind of cake and condensed-milk preparation. (2) Read More...

Prasād-Sevāya – Song Three

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Prasād-Sevāya (During the Honoring of Spiritual Food) - Song 3 (1) bhāi-re!

 śacīr aṅgane kabhu, mādhavendra-purī prabhu,

 prasādānna korena bhojan

 khāite khāite tā'ra, āilo prema sudurbār,

 bole, śuno sannyāsīra gaṇ 1) O brothers! Mādhavendra Purī Prabhu sometimes honored prasād in the courtyard of Mother Śacī. While eating and eating he would become overwhelmed by symptoms of ecstatic love of God. Once he addressed the renunciates who were accompanying him, "O assembled sannyāsīs! Just listen to this: (2) mocā-ghanṭa phula-baḍi, dāli-dālnā-caccaḍi, 

śacī-mātā korilo randhan
 tā'ra śuddhā bhakti heri', bhojana korilo Read More...

Prasād-Sevāya – Song Two

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Prasād-Sevāya (During the Honoring of Spiritual Food) - Song 2 (1) bhāi-re!

 eka-dina śāntipure, prabhu adwaitera ghare, 

dui prabhu bhojane bosilo 

śāk kori' āswādana, prabhu bole bhakta-gaṇa, 

ei śāk kṛṣṇa āswādilo
 1) O brothers! One day at Śrī Advaita's house in Śāntipura, the two Lords, Caitanya and Nityānanda, were seated for lunch. Lord Caitanya tasted the green leafy vegetable preparation and addressed the assembly of His devotees, "This śāk is so delicious! Lord Kṛṣṇa has definitely tasted it. (2) heno śāk-āswādane, kṛṣṇa-prema aise mane,

 sei preme koro āswādana 

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Prasād-Sevāya – Song One

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Prasād-Sevāya (During the Honoring of Spiritual Food) - Song 1 (1) bhāi-re! 

śarīra avidyā-jāl, joḍendriya tāhe kāl, 

jīve phele viṣaya-sāgore

 tā'ra madhye jihvā ati, lobhamoy sudurmati,

 tā'ke jetā kaṭhina saṁsāre 1) O brothers! This material body is a network of ignorance, and the senses are one's deadly enemies, for they throw the soul into the ocean of material sense enjoyment. Among the senses, the tongue is the most voracious and verily wicked; it is very difficult to conquer the tongue in this world. (2) kṛṣṇa baḍo doyāmoy, koribāre jihvā Read More...

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