Spelling of Arati Song
Los Angeles, December 31, 1968
Pradyumna: Jahnave. Next one.
Prabhupada: Tata, bank.
Prabhupada: Of the forest.
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.
Prabhupada: Ratna means jewels.
Prabhupada: On the throne.
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.
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: Srivasa, there, another Lord's devotee. Srivasa.
Pradyumna: Srivasa is?
Prabhupada: Srivasa, you know? Srivasadi-gaura-bhakta. He is the chief devotee of Lord Caitanya. Srivasa. He is Srivasa.
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: Trumpet? Bugle or trumpet?
Prabhupada: Yes. trumpeting. Trumpeting. The conchshell.
Pradyumna: Sounding. It's called. You sound.
Prabhupada: Ghanta, bells. Different kinds of bells are also ringing.
Prabhupada: Karatala, cymbal, this is also being sounded, all together.
Prabhupada: Yes. The mrdanga vibration is very sweet.
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)
Previous: Purport to Gauranga Bolite Habe -- Los Angeles, December 29, 1968 Next: Purport to Sri-Sri-Gurv-astakam -- Los Angeles, January 2, 1969