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Chapter 15: Song Practice (III)

 

The next song in the sequence of the early morning program is the tulasi kirtana. The form of the tulasi kirtana is very straightforward, as it contains one asthayi and one antara. The only real challenge is the rhythm.

 

FORM A: (Asthayi Part I)

 

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FORM B: (Asthayi Part II)

 

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FORM C: (Antara)

 

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LYRICS:

(1)
namo namaḥ tulasī kṛṣṇa-preyasi namo namaḥ

rādhā-kṛṣṇa-sevā pābo ei abilāṣī

 

(2)
ye tomāra śaraṇa loy,
tara vāchā pūrṇa hoy
kṛpā kori' koro tāre vṛndāvana-vāsi

 

(3)
mora ei abhilāṣa, vilāsa kuje 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

 

UPDATED: June 17, 2009