tulasi adi, puspa, vastra aila aneka
apane madhava-puri kaila abhiseka
tulasi—tulasi leaves; adi—and others; puspa—flowers; vastra—garments; aila—arrived; aneka—in great quantity; apane—personally; madhava-puri—Sri Madhavendra Puri; kaila—executed; abhiseka—the bathing of the Deity at the beginning of the installation ceremony.
The villagers brought a large quantity of tulasi leaves, flowers, and various kinds of garments. Then Sri Madhavendra Puri personally began the abhiseka [bathing ceremony].
In the Hari-bhakti-vilasa (sixth vilasa, verse 30) it is stated that the Deity should be bathed in water mixed with yogurt and milk, accompanied by the sounds of conchshells, bells and other instruments and the chanting of the mantra om bhagavate vasudevaya namah, as well as the chanting of the Brahma-samhita verses beginning cintamani-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vrksa-laksavrtesu surabhir abhipalayantam.
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