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prayers before taking prasadam

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:10 am
by acinchan
Hari bol.

What are the prayers before taking pradsadam?

Hare Krishna!

Re: prayers before taking prasadam

PostPosted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 3:21 am
by krishna
Hare Krishna

The following are prayers recited before honoring Prasadam. For reference, you will also find translation and other details.

Song Name: Sarira Avidya Jala
Official Name: Prasada Sevaya 1 (Songs for the Honoring of Spiritual Food)
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Prasada Sevaya Song 1)

(1)
bhāi-re!
śarīra abidyā-jāl, joḍendriya tāhe kāl,
jīve phele viṣaya-sāgore
tā'ra madhye jihwā ati, lobhamoy sudurmati,
tā'ke jetā kaṭhina saṁsāre
(2)
kṛṣṇa baro doyāmoy, koribāre jihwā jay,
swa-prasād-anna dilo bhāi
sei annāmṛta pāo, rādhā-kṛṣṇa-guṇa gāo,
preme ḍāko caitanya-nitāi

TRANSLATION
1) O brothers! This material body is a network of ignorance, and the senses are one's deadly enemies, for they throw the soul into the ocean of material sense enjoyment. Among the senses, the tongue is the most voracious and verily wicked; it is very difficult to conquer the tongue in this world.
2) O brothers! Lord Krsna is very merciful-just to control the tongue He has given us the remnants of His own food! Now please eat these nectarean grains while singing the glories of Their Lordships Sri Sri Radha and Krsna, and in love call out "Caitanya! Nitai!"

Song Name: Maha Prasade Govinde
Author: Vyasadeva
Book Name: Skandha Purana (Mahabharata)

mahā-prasāde govinde
nāma-brahmaṇi vaiṣṇave
svalpa-puṇyavatāṁ rājan
viśvāso naiva jāyate

TRANSLATION

O king, for those who have amassed very few pious activities, their faith in maha-prasada, in Sri Govinda, in the Holy Name and in the Vaisnava is never born.

Re: prayers before taking prasadam

PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2010 6:55 pm
by Jegajothy
Hare Krishna,
Would anyone out there be able to send me the Sanskrit text of the Maha Prasade Govinde song that is sung before taking the prasad.
Ideally i would like the Sanskrit text and also if possible a MP3 file of its pronounciation. Or if u could please provide me the link.
Thanks. Hari Krishna.
Jegajothy