• Oh! Thank you Prabhuji !

    can u plz tell what items to offer to prabhupada. and will it be done after main aarthi and guru-vandana??? what is the number count of each items to offer???

    • Prabhu, please read properly the 1st para of my reply and you will get the answer. The number count depends upon time, place and circumstances. However, everything should be done with 'bhav'

  • Guru-puja is comprised of a full arati and kirtana. After arati items and a garland are offered to Srila Prabhupada's murti or picture, each individual offers flower petals and prostrated obeisances in front of Srila Prabhupada. Petals are usually placed at Srila Prabhupada's feet rather than tossed through the air to him, and the devotees may touch Srila Prabhupada's feet.

    The guru-puja starts off with Sri Guru Vandana, and is followed by the traditional kirtana songs. Guru-puja should last for approximately 20 minutes total.


    From "Prema-bhakti-candrika"

    sri-guru-carana-padma, kevala-bhakati-sadma, 
    bando mui savadhana mate
    jahara prasade bhai, e bhava toriya jai, 
    krsna-prapti hoy jaha ha'te

    The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the only way by which we can attain pure devotional service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and reverence. By his grace one can cross the ocean of material suffering and obtain the mercy of Krsna.

    guru-mukha-padma-vakya, cittete koriya aikya, 
    ar na koriho mane asa
    sri-guru-carane rati, ei se uttama-gati, 
    je prasade pure sarva asa

    My only wish is to have my consciousness purified by the words emanating from his lotus mouth. Attachment to his lotus feet is the perfection that fulfills all desires.

    cakhu-dan dilo jei, janme janme prabhu sei, 
    divya-jnan hrde prokasito
    prema-bhakti jaha hoite, avidya vinasa jate
    vede gay jahara carito

    He opens my darkened eyes and fills my heart with transcendental knowledge. He is my Lord birth after birth. From him ecstatic prema emanates; by him ignorance is destroyed. The Vedic scriptures sing of his character.

    sri-guru karuna-sindhu, adhama janara bandhu, 
    lokanath lokera jivana
    ha ha prabhu koro doya, deho more pada-chaya, 
    ebe jasa ghusuk tribhuvana

    Our spiritual master is the ocean of mercy, the friend of the poor, and the lord and master of the devotees. O master! Be merciful unto me. Give me the shade of your lotus feet. Your fame is spread all over the three worlds.

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