Śaraṇāgati (Surrendered to the Lord’s Shelter)

Śaraṇāgati (Surrendered to the Lord’s Shelter) was written by Bhaktivinoda Ṭhākura in 1893. This songbook contains 50 songs detailing the six symptoms of surrender unto the lotus feet of Śrī Kṛṣṇa.

You can listen to all 50 songs sung by devotees of Shri Chaitanya Saraswata Matha here.

(translated by Daśaratha-suta Dāsa)

Introductory Song

First Principle of Surrender: Dainya – Humility

Second Principle of Surrender: Ātma Nivedana – Dedication of the Self

Third Principle of Surrender: Goptṛtve-Varaṇa – Acceptance of the Lord as One’s Sole Maintainer

Fourth Principle of Surrender: Avaśya Rakṣibe Kṛṣṇa Viśvāsa Pālana – Faith in Kṛṣṇa as Protector

Fifth Principle of Surrender: Bhakti-Pratikūla-Bhāva Varjanāṅgīkāra – Renunciation of Conduct Unfavorable to Pure Devotion

Sixth Principle of Surrender: Svīkara – Acceptance of Activities Favorable to Pure Devotion

Seventh Principle of Surrender: Bhajana Lālasā – Hankering for Divine Service

Siddhi Lālasā – Hankering for Spiritual Perfection

Vijñapti – Spiritual Request & Śrī Nāma Māhātmya – The Glories of the Holy Name