681231PU.LA
Spelling of Arati Song

Los Angeles, December 31, 1968
Pradyumna: Jahnave. Next one.
Prabhupada: Jahnave. Jahnavi. Jahnavi means the Ganges.
Prabhupada: Tata, bank.
Prabhupada: Of the forest.
Prabhupada: Jaga means of the world, and jana means people.
Prabhupada: Mana means mind, heart.
Prabhupada: Attractive. This means "The aratrika ceremony which is going on on the bank of the Ganges to receive Lord Caitanya is so beautiful that it is attractive to the people of the world, all people of the world." Jaga-jana-mana-lobha. Mana... "Attractive to the mind of all people of the world."
Prabhupada: Kiba again, the same thing, "hello."
Pradyumna: Hello. Bosiyachen
Prabhupada: Bosiyachen, is seated.
Pradyumna: Is seated. Gauracand is Lord Caitanya.
Prabhupada: Yes.
Prabhupada: Ratna means jewels.
Prabhupada: On the throne.
Pradyumna: "Come see Lord Caitanya seated on the jeweled throne"?
Prabhupada: Yes.
Pradyumna: Arati koren.
Prabhupada: Arati means the arati, reception. Koren, doing. Brahma, Lord Brahma. Adi, headed by. Deva-gane, all the demigods. that means "To offer arati reception to Lord Caitanya, all the demigods have come down, headed by Lord Brahma." Arati koren brahma-adi deva-gane.
Prabhupada: Daksine, on the right side.
Prabhupada: Lord Nityananda.
Pradyumna: Cand? Cand.
Prabhupada: Cand, Nitaicand. His name, Nityananda's, means Nitaicand. Yes.
Pradyumna: Bame.
Prabhupada: Bame, on the left side. This is Nityananda on the right side, and that is Gadadhara on the left side.
Prabhupada: Nikate, near by.
Prabhupada: Here is Advaita Prabhu.
Pradyumna: Srivasa.
Prabhupada: Srivasa, there, another Lord's devotee. Srivasa.
Pradyumna: Chaterjra.
Prabhupada: Chatra-dhara. Chatra-dhara means he is bearing the umbrella.
Pradyumna: Srivasa is?
Prabhupada: Srivasa, you know? Srivasadi-gaura-bhakta. He is the chief devotee of Lord Caitanya. Srivasa. He is Srivasa.
Pradyumna: So it says, "Nearby, Advaita Prabhu and Srivasa are bearing an umbrella."
Prabhupada: That means Advaita Prabhu is nearby, and Srivasa is also nearby, and Srivasa is bearing the umbrella on the head of Lord Caitanya.
Prabhupada: Sankha. Sankha means the conchshell.
Pradyumna: Conchshell?
Prabhupada: Yes.
Prabhupada: Baje. Sankha baje means bugling, or what is it. Sound, make sound. What do you call?
Pradyumna: Trumpet? Bugle or trumpet?
Prabhupada: Yes. trumpeting. Trumpeting. The conchshell.
Pradyumna: Sounding. It's called. You sound.
Prabhupada: Sounding, yes. Sounding the conchshell. Sankha baje. Baje means sounding. Yes.
Prabhupada: Ghanta, bells. Different kinds of bells are also ringing.
Pradyumna: Baje, sounding, ringing.
Prabhupada: Ringing.
Prabhupada: Karatala, cymbal, this is also being sounded, all together.
Prabhupada: And the madhura, with sweet mrdanga. You know, mrdanga.
Pradyumna: Madhura means street?
Prabhupada: Sweet.
Pradyumna: Sweet.
Prabhupada: Yes. The mrdanga vibration is very sweet.
Pradyumna: Baje, sounding. Sunitai?
Prabhupada: Sunite, to hear.
Prabhupada: Rasala, very relishable. All these sounds together, when vibrated, they are very relishable to hear. So make typed copies nicely, with diacritic mark, hard "a," and explain. And the sound is there, repeat. If you practice two, three days, it will be all right. Everyone will be able to sing, and it will be very nice.
Pradyumna: It's very beautiful.
Prabhupada: Yes. Everything will come out nice, beautiful. (break—Prabhupada sings mahamantra in morning tune, also mixing the words) Like that. I asked you not to sit down before Deity like that. You should always sit very respectfully. This is to be practiced. So these words can be mixed in a different way to make the sound palatable. That's all. Just repeat. The Hare Krsna is there, but in a different way. That's all. (end)

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