1. Prayers for Shelter
vande ‘ham sri-guroh sri-yuta-pada-kamalam sri-gurun vaishnavams ca
sri-rupam sagrajatam saha-gana-raghunathanvitam tam sa jivam
sadvaitam savadhutam parijana-sahitam krishna-caitanya-devam
sri-radha-krishna-padan saha-gana-lalita- sri-visakhanvitams ca
I offer my respect unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master
and of all the other preceptors onthe path of devotional service.
I offer my respect unto all the Vaishnavas and unto
the six Gosvamis, including Srila Rupa Gosvami, Srila Sanatana Gosvami,
Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, Jiva Gosvami, and their associates.
I offer my respect unto Advaita Acarya Prabhu, Sri Nityananda Prabhu,
Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and all His devotees, headed by Srivasa Thakura.
I then offer my respect unto the lotus feet of Lord Krishna,
Srimati Radharani, and all the gopis, headed by Lalita and Visakha.
om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-shalakaya
cakshur unmilitam yena tasmai shri-gurave namah
I was born in the darkest ignorance,
and my spiritual master opened my eyes
with the torch of knowledge.
I offer my respect and gratitude unto him.
My dear Krishna, you are an ocean of grace
(karuna-sindho). You are the friend of the
distressed(dina-bandho) and the source of
creation(jagat-pate). You are the friend of
the gopis(gopika-kanta) and the
lover of Radharani(radha-kanta).
I offer my respect and gratitude unto You.
I offer my respects to Radharani whose
bodily complexion is like molten gold
(tapta-kancana-gaurangi) and who is
the Queen of Vrndavana(vrndavaneshvari).
You are the daughter of King Vrishabhanu
(vrshabhanu-sute devi), and You are
very dear to Lord Krishna(hari-priye).
Sri Vaishnava Pranama
vancha-kalpatarubhyas ca kripa-sindhubhya eva ca
patitanam pavanebhyo vaishnavebhyo namo namah
I offer my respect unto all the devotees of the Lord(vaishnavebhyo namo namah).
They are just like desire trees(vancha-kalpatarubhya) who can fulfill
the desires of everyone, and they are oceans of mercy(kripa-sindhu), full of compassion(patitanam pavanebhyo) for the conditioned souls.
2. Radha – Queen of Vrindavan
radhe radhe jai sri radhe
radhe jai sri radhe
radhe sri radhe radhe jai sri radhe
radhe radhe govinda hare
radhe radhe gopala hare
O Radha! (radhe=hare)
You are the supreme Goddess of Love!
O Govinda! You are the supreme satisfier
of the cows and everyones senses
O Gopala! You are the supreme protecter
of the cows and everyone
3. Krishna’s Abode (Jaya Radha Madhava )
by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
jaya radha-madhava jaya kunja-bihari
jaya gopi-jana-vallabha jaya giri-vara-dhari
jaya jasoda-nandana jaya braja-jana-ranjana
jaya jamuna-tira-vana-cari jaya kunja-bihari
(radha madhava) – Madhava/Krishna is the lover of Radha
He(kunja-bihari) – displays many amorous pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana
He(gobi-jana-vallabha) – is the lover of the cowherd maidens of Vraja
He(giri-vara-dhari) – is the holder of the great hill named Govardhana
He(jasoda-nandana) – is beloved son of mother Yasoda
He(braja-jana-ranjana) – is the delighter of the inhabitants of Vraja
He(kunja-bihari) – wanders in the forests along the banks of the River Yamuna
4. Bhakti Shakti Dub
jai jai radhe govinda
radhe radhe govinda, radhe radhe gopala
5. River of the Name (Maha Mantra)
hare krishna hare krishna
krishna krishna hare hare
hare rama hare rama
rama rama hare hare
O Lord! Make me dance, make me dance
make me dance like a puppet in your hands.
6. Little Gopala – Nandalala
gopala gopala nadalala
nadalal he nadalal
nadalal nadalal he gopal
Oh Krishna son of Nanda you are
the divine supreme friend of the cows and everyone
7. Ocean of Grace (Sri Krishna Sharanam)
sri krishna sharanam mama
Oh Radha(Sri) & Krishna you are my only refuge, my only shelter!