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Sri Lokanath Prabhupada Ashtakam Lyrics in English with Meaning

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About Sri Lokanath Prabhupada:

Born in Aravade, a small village Maharashtra, Indian, he went to Mumbai for studying. In the year 1971, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada was touring India with his foreign disciples and had organized a pandal program in Mumbai.. Intrigued, maharaj attended the whole Hare Krsna Festival and heard from Srila Prabhupada. Wanting to surrender his life to Lord Krishna, he joined Juhu under the able leadership of Giriraj Swami. As he was coming from a traditional Indian family, thee was some initial resistance. However, Maharaj not just made them favorable but transformed his entire village into Krishna consciousness by opening a fantastic ISKCON temple. He was been conducting Padyatra, Vrindavan parikrama and is in charge of World holy name. He travels and preaches to the remotest village in India to cities and universities in developed countries.

Shri Lokanathaprabhuvara Ashtakam Lyrics in English:

sri lokanathaprabhuvarastakam
yah krsnacaitanyakrpaikavitta-
statpremahemabharanadhyacittah ।
nipatya bhumau satatam namama-
stam lokanatham prabhumasrayamah ॥ 1॥

yo labdhavrndavananityavasah
parisphuratkrsnavilasarasah ।
svacaracaryasatatavirama-
stam lokanatham prabhumasrayamah ॥ 2॥

sadollasadbhagavatanuraktya
yah krsnaradhasravanadibhaktya ।
ayatayamikrtasarvayama-
stam lokanatham prabhumasrayamah ॥ 3॥

vrndavanadhisapadabjaseva
svade’numajjanti na hanta ke va ।
yastesvapi slaghatamo’bhirama-
stam lokanatham prabhumasrayamah ॥ 4॥

yah krsnalilarasa eva lokan
anunmukhanviksya bibharti sokan ।
svayam tadasvadanamatrakama-
stam lokanatham prabhumasrayamah ॥ 5॥

krpabalam yasya viveda kascit
narottamo nama mahanvipascit ।
yasya prathiyanvisayoparama-
stam lokanatham prabhumasrayamah ॥ 6॥

raganugavartmani yatprasada-
dvisantyavijna api nirvisadah ।
jane krtagasyapi yastvavama-
stam lokanatham prabhumasrayamah ॥ 7॥

yaddasadasanudasadasah
vayham bhavamah phalitabhilasah ।
yadiyatayam sahasa visama-
stam lokanatham prabhumasrayamah ॥ 8॥

sri lokanathastakamatyudaram
bhaktya pathedyah purusarthasaram ।
sa manjulalipadavim prapadya
sriradhikam sevata eva sadyah ॥ 9॥

so’yam sri lokanathah sphuratu purukrparasmibhih svaih samudyan
uddhrtyoddhrtya yo nah pracuratamatamah kupato dipitabhih ।
drgbhih svapremavithya disamadisadaho yam srita divyalila
ratnadhyam vindamana vayamapi nibhrtam srilagovardhanam smah ॥ 10॥

iti sri madvisvanathacakravartiviracitam
sri sri lokanathaprabhuvarastakam sampurnam ॥

Shri Lokanathaprabhuvara Ashtakam Meaning:

Falling on the ground, we repeatedly bow down and take shelter of Prabhu Lokanatha Gosvami. His only wealth is the mercy of Lord Krsna Caitanya, and his heart is decorated with the golden ornaments of pure love. || 1 ||

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu, who always stayed in Vrndavana, remembering Krsna’s pastimes and always engaged in devotional service. || 2 ||

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu, who was radiant with love. He was always busy in devotional service: hearing about Sri Sri Radha and Krsna and serving Them in many ways. || 3 ||

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu. Who is now not plunged in the sweetness of service to the lotus feet of Vrndavana’s king and queen? Among these devotees charming Lokanatha Prabhu is the best. || 4 ||

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu. He became filled with grief when he saw the people were not eager to taste the sweetness of Krsna’s pastimes. His only desire was to taste that sweetness. || 5 ||

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu, who completely renounced material sense gratification. A wise devotee named Narottama dasa Thakura understood the greatness of his mercy. || 6 ||

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu, who is not unfriendly to the sinful. By his mercy the foolish materialists have entered the path of spontaneous devotional service. || 7 ||

We take shelter of Lokanatha Prabhu. Desiring to become like him and attain what he attained, we have become the servant of the servant of the follower of the servant of his servant. || 8 ||

These eight noble verses glorifying Lokanatha Gosvami reveal the highest goal of life. One who reads them with devotion will immediately attain the path of pure devotional service. He will serve Srimati Radharani. || 9 ||

With splendid glances illuminating the path of pure love and with the splendid effulgence of his mercy chasing the deep darkness from the well of my heart, may Lokanatha Gosvami appear before me. Taking shelter of Him, we have found Govardhana Hill filled with the jewels of Krsna’s transcendental pastimes. || 10 ||

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