Tulasi Mantras
Tulasi Mantras

Tulasi Mantras

Tulasi Mantras

This famous of  Mantras of Tulasi Mata is recited on most occasions related to Goddess Tulasi.

Sri Tulasi-kirtana

1) namo namah tulasi! krsna-preyasi
radha-krsna-seva pabo ei abhilasi

2) je tomara sarana loy, tara vancha purna hoy
krpa kori’ koro tare brndavana-basi

3) mor ei abhilas, bilas kunje dio vas
nayane heribo sada jugala-rupa-rasi

4) ei nivedana dharo, sakhir anugata koro
seva-adhikara diye koro nija dasi

5) dina krsna-dase koy, ei jena mora hoy
sri-radha-govinda-preme sada jena bhasi

Translation

(1) O Tulasi, beloved of Krsna, I bow before you again and again. My desire is to obtain the service of Sri Sri Radha-Krsna.

(2) Whoever takes shelter of you has his wishes fulfilled. Bestowing your mercy on him, you make him a resident of Vrndavana.

(3) My desire is that you will also grant me a residence in the pleasure groves of Sri Vrndavana-dhama. Thus, within my vision I will always behold the beautiful pastimes of Radha and Krsna.

(4) 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.

(5) This very fallen and lowly servant of Krsna prays, ”May I always swim in the love of Sri Radha and Govinda.

(Being himself an eternal resident of Vrindavana, Srila Prabhupada naturally wanted his followers to gain entrance into Vrindavana, and therefore he introduced the worship of Tulasi-devi in ISKCON. Every morning, all over the world, ISKCON devotees gather around Tulasi-devi at 5 a.m. and sing that bhajan.

Sri Tulasi Pranama

vrindayai tulasi-devyai
priyayai kesavasya ca
krsna-bhakti-prade devi
satyavatyai namo namah

vrindayai–unto Vrinda; tulasi-devyai–unto Tulasl Devi; priyayai– who is dear; kesavasya–to Lord Kesava; ca-and; krsna-bhakti– devotional service to Lord Krsna, prade–who bestows; devi–O goddess; satya-vatyai–unto Satyavati; namah namah–repeated obeisances.

Translation

I offer my repeated obeisances unto Vrnda, Srimati Tulasi Devi, who is very dear to Lord Kesava. O goddess, you bestow devotional service to Lord Krsna and possess the highest truth.