Pranam & Stotram
Srila Prabhupada Pranam
(Composed by Swami B. S. Govinda)
namah om visnu-padaya krsna-presthaya bhutale
svami sri bhakti-vedanta prabhupadaya te namah
I offer my humble obeisance’s unto His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Svami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Sri Krsna on this earth, having taken shelter at His lotus feet.
guruvajnam sirasi-dharyam saktyavesa svarupine
hare-krsneti mantrena pascatya-pracya-tarine
Taking the order of his guru upon his head, he became empowered by Nityananda Prabhu to act as a saktyavesa avatara. He distributed the Hare Krsna mantra all over the eastern and western world, delivering and uplifting all fallen souls.
visvacarya pravaryaya divya karunya murtaye
sri bhagavata-madhurya gita-jnana-pradayine
He is the best of millions of jagad-gurus, because he is the personification of divine mercy. He has distributed the sweet nectar of Srimad Bhagavatam and the transcendental knowledge of Bhagavad-gita all over the world.
radha-krsna-padambhoja-bhrngaya gurave namah
He is constantly engaged in exclusive devotional service to Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, Srila Rupa Gosvami and Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu. I offer my humble obeisance’s unto Srila Prabhupada, who is like a bumblebee always tasting the nectar of the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha and Govinda.
Srila Prabhupada Stotram
(Composed by Ananta Dasa Sastri)
mad-drsti-gocara prabho prabhupada-svamin
sancintayami caranau tava bhakti-heto
“O Lord, O Prabhupada, may you always be the object of my vision. Only the name of Krsna can destroy my pride and illusion. Although my mind and intelligence are contaminated by wicked inclinations, I nevertheless take shelter of Your Divine Grace by constant meditation upon your lotus feet in causeless devotion.’
jnanam param parama-krsna-sudharmity uktam
dantas tu deva prabhupada namo namaste
“In the most holy land of Vrndavana, in Ramana Reti, at the lotus feet of Sri Krsna-Balarama, you are preaching the topmost knowledge of Krsna the Supreme Personality of Godhead who is the fountainhead of religion. O master of the senses, O my Lord, Srila Prabhupada, let me offer my obeisances unto you.”
namaste namaste krpa-purna-drsti
namaste namaste mahananda-dhatri
namamo namama punar raksa raksa
prasiddha-prabho pahi mam daksa daksa
“I offer my obeisances unto the spiritual master of the entire world, A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, whose glances are full of mercy and who is the bestower of transcendental bliss. O renowned lord, protect me and kindly shower your compassion on me again and again.”
tasmai sri-gurave nama
“Let me offer my obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master, who is a disciple of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati Thakura, who is always calm and joyful, and who in known by the name of Bhaktivedanta Swami.”
ananda-rasi prabhupada namo namas te
“The land of Bengal is worshipable by the whole world because Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu performed His pastimes there. I offer my obeisances unto my divine master, who is full of bliss. He is always in the ecstasy of Lord Gauranga and is therefore immersed in the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha-Madhava.”