Once, During the Month of Kartik

Once, During the Month of Kartik

Appendix The following account is an excerpt from Śrīla Bhakti Prajñāna Keśava Gosvāmī – His Life and Teachings by Śrī Śrīmad Bhaktivedānta Nārāyaṇa Gosvāmī Mahārāja “Once, during the month of Kārtika, Śrīla Gurupādapadma had brought his noble presence to Śrī Keśavajī...
Verse 8, Damodarastakam

Verse 8, Damodarastakam

Verse Eight namas te ’stu dāmne sphurad dīpti-dhāmne tvadīyodarāyātha viśvasya dhāmne namo rādhikāyai tvadīya-priyāyai namo ’nanta­-līlāya devāya tubhyam SYNONYMS namaḥ – respectful obeisance; te – Your; astu – let it be so; dāmne – to the celebrated rope binding Your...
Verse Seven, Damodarastakam

Verse Seven, Damodarastakam

Verse Seven kuverātmajau baddha-mūrtyaiva yadvat tvayā mocitau bhakti-bhājau kṛtau ca tathā prema-bhaktiṁ svakāṁ me prayaccha na mokṣe graho me ’sti dāmodareha SYNONYMS kuvera-ātmajau – the two sons of Kuvera (Nalakūvara and Maṇigrīva); baddha-mūrtyā – by the divine...
Verse Six, Damodarastakam

Verse Six, Damodarastakam

Verse Six namo deva dāmodarānanta viṣṇo prasīda prabho duḥkha-jālābdhi-magnam kṛpā-dṛṣṭi-vṛṣṭyāti-dīnaṁ batānu gṛhāṇeśa mām ajñam edhy akṣi-dṛśyaḥ SYNONYMS namaḥ – respectful obeisance; deva – He who has a divine form; dāmodara – O bhakta-vatsala (You who are...
Verse Five, Damodarastakam

Verse Five, Damodarastakam

Verse Five idaṁ te mukhāmbhojam avyakta nīlair vṛtaṁ kuntalaiḥ snigdha raktaiś ca gopyā muhuś cumbitaṁ bimba-raktādharaṁ me manasy āvirāstām alaṁ lakṣa-lābhaiḥ SYNONYMS idam – this [supremely charming]; te – Your; mukha-ambhojam – lotus face; avyakta-nīlaiḥ – very...
Verse Four, Damodarastakam

Verse Four, Damodarastakam

Verse Four varaṁ deva mokṣaṁ na mokṣāvadhiṁ vā na cānyaṁ vṛṇe ’haṁ vareśād apīha idaṁ te vapur nātha gopāla-bālaṁ sadā me manasy āvirāstāṁ kim anyaiḥ SYNONYMS varam – benedictions; deva – O supremely effulgent and playful divinity; mokṣam – emancipation from the...