20 June 2020
Merciful Tulasi Maharani
Chanting is taking from 773 Locations. Hari Bol! (1) namo namaḥ tulasī kṛṣṇa-preyasi namo namaḥ rādhā-kṛṣṇa-sevā pābo ei abilāṣī (2) ye tomāra śaraṇa loy, tara vāñchā pūrṇa hoy kṛpā kori' koro tāre vṛndāvana-vāsi (3) mora ei abhilāṣa, vilāsa kuñje dio vāsa nayana heribo sadā yugala-rūpa-rāśi (4) ei nivedana dhara, sakhīra anugata koro sevā-adhikāra diye koro nīja dāsī (5) dīna kṛṣṇa-dāse koy, ei yena mora hoy śrī-rādhā-govinda-preme sadā yena bhāsi
Tulasi Maharani ki jay. Many prayers are there. We should pray to devotees and vaishnavas.Within that this prayer is special. I especially like and love this prayer. All of us do this prayer daily at the time of Brahma muhurta, just after Mangala arati.
vande guroh sri-charanaravindam
Translation: I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master. We pray at lotus feet of Sri Guru during Mangal Arati. Then we pray to Lord Narasimha. Then we offer our prayers to Tulasi Maharani. Those who have just become Vaishnavas or learning to become Vaishnavas. For all the Gaudiya Vaishnavas this prayer is special. So we should daily pray at the lotus feet of Tulasi Maharani.
namo namaḥ tulasī kṛṣṇa-preyasi namo namaḥ
Translation: O Tulasi, beloved of Krsna, I bow before you again and again. [Tulasi Kirtana Verse 1] Why, because Tulasi is dear to Krishna just like Radharani.
In Vrindavan, two marriages are famous one is Radha Krishna and Tulasi Shaligram Vivaha. Shaligram is Krsna. Tulasi Maharani is Krsna's patrani [Queen Consort] in Vrindavan Lila. There were so many queens in Dwarka but in Vrindavan there were Radharani and Tulasi Maharani.
Krishna plays rasa krida with Radharani. All the arrangements or platform for that are done by Tulasi Maharani. Tulasi Maharani ki jay. She is like a manager or temple commander.
rādhā-kṛṣṇa-sevā pābo ei abilāṣī
Translation: My desire is to obtain the service of Sri Sri Radha-Krsna.[Tulasi Kirtana Verse 1] She is the one who is delegating the services. She is the one who gives the service. One who is engaging all in service is Vrindadevi. She has many parrots. They become messengers. They gather information. She makes different arrangements. She maintains kunjas. She makes an arrangement to clean them. When Radha Krsna wants to take rest, Tulasi Maharani makes proper arrangements. Just like there is a film, then there are sets or scenes that have to be created before play starts similarly Vrindadevi sets a scene so that Radha Krishna or Gopi Krishna pastimes will take place.
ye tomāra śaraṇa loy, tara vāñchā pūrṇa hoy
Translation: Whoever takes shelter of you has his wishes fulfilled[Tulasi Kirtana Verse 2] Tulasi is vancha kalpataru. I keep on desiring by sitting near Tulasi, by understanding and keeping hope that ye tomāra śaraṇa loy, tara vāñchā pūrṇa hoy. The only thing is necessary to take shelter. We say that ye tomāra śaraṇa loy. But how much we are taking shelter. Lips service happens. when we take shelter of Tulasi Maharani by understanding Her then tara vāñchā pūrṇa hoy.
kṛpā kori' koro tāre vṛndāvana-vāsi
Translation: Bestowing your mercy on him, you make him a resident of Vrndavana.[Tulasi Kirtana Verse 2] So please show us the mercy of us by fulfilling our spiritual desires, not material desires. We should be careful about which desires we are making. Tulasi Maharani resides in Vrindavan. Vrindavan belongs to Tulasi Maharani.
Vrindayaha vanam [ The forest of Vrindadevi] means Vrindavan. Tulasi Maharani lives in 2 forms. One is in the form of a tree and the other is murtiman like Radharani or Gopis.
In this way, she has two swarupa. There is Tulasi Manjari also. There are many Manjaris. This way Tulasi is a Manjari or Tulasi Gopi. Along with this, she is also a tree that has Manjari. In the form of a tree, she always serves Krsna.
Tulasi har gala kase pitambar
Lord always wears Tulasi Maharani on his neck. So we can understand from this how much Krsna likes Tulasi Maharani and there is a bhava that He is embracing Tulasi Maharani. She stays on the Lord's feet. And on the bhoga which offered to the Lord.
Bina tulasi Prabhu eka Nahi mani
If Tulasi is not there, then Lord does not see the 56 bhogas and 32 dishes that are offered. So many food items were offered to Giriraj Govardhan,annakuta, the mountain was made. So Govardhan was honoring food but was not satisfied. Krsna was telling Anaur! Anaur! One of the Vraj Vasi brought Tulasi leaves and offered to Giriraj. When Tulasi leaf was offered Lord was satisfied.
mora ei abhilāṣa, vilāsa kuñje dio vāsa
Translation: My desire is that you will also grant me a residence in the pleasure groves of Sri Vrndavana-dhama.[Tulasi Kirtana Verse 3] Do we understand what we are singing? mora ei abhilāṣa.
As you are vancha-kalpa-taru so I have a desire that may you give me a residence in Vilasa Kunja. Krsna stays in 3 places. Three types of past times. He lives in Nandagram. Then Goshthavan where Krishna performs cow herding pastimes in 12 forests in Vrindavan. Then there are pastimes with Gopis in forest gardens. It is also called Kunj.
Nikunj Mein Biraje Ghanashyam Radhe Radhe
Madhurya Lila takes place here. This is the place where Vishrambha madhurya takes place. so mora ei abhilāṣa, vilāsa kuñje dio vāsa. It's not that mora ei abhilāṣa America deshe diyo vaas. Some offer prayers to get a green card or visa in the Prison house like the US or Australia for higher education.
nayana heribo sadā yugala-rūpa-rāśi
Translation: Thus, within my vision, I will always behold the beautiful pastimes of Radha and Krsna.[Tulasi Kirtana Verse 3] I want to get a darshan of yugala-rupa ( Divine Couple). May I get the beautiful pastimes of Divine couple.
ei nivedana dhara, sakhīra anugata koro sevā-adhikāra diye koro nīja dāsī
Translation: I beg you to make me a follower of the cowherd damsels of Vraja. Please give me the privilege of devotional service and make me your own maidservant.[Tulasi Kirtana Verse 4]
Please make me a follower damsels of Vraja or Nandababa and Yosada. And may I do raganuga bhakti. Let me get the privilege of devotional service.
Hare Krishna Hare Krishna Krishna Krishna Hare Hare Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare
When we chant then we ask service. seva-yogyam mam kuru. Similar prayers on the lotus feet of Tulasi maharani to get the service.
dīna kṛṣṇa-dāse koy, ei yena mora hoy śrī-rādhā-govinda-preme sadā yena bhāsi
Translation: Dina Duhkhi Krsnadasa prays, ''May I always swim in the love of Sri Radha and Govinda. So Dukhi Krsnadasa desires to get the love of Radha and Govinda. .[Tulasi Kirtana Verse 5]
tulasī kṛṣṇa-preyasi namo namaḥ
Tulasi Maharani ki jay. Radha Pandhrinath ki jay.