Saranagati poem/songbook by Bhaktivinoda Thakur (Saranagati – The Attainment of Shelter)

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Saranagati (The Attainment of Shelter) is a songbook by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura comprising 50 nectarean songs about saranagati – the process of pure, devoted surrender unto the lotus feet of Lord Krsna. This book has become very famous, and its songs are sung daily in hundreds of temples in India and around the world. It is based on the 6 processes of surrender mentioned by Srila Rupa Goswami in his Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu.

The book is divided as follows: the first part of 32 songs describes the moods of a Vaishnava as he systematically follows the 6 stages of surrender; then there are 13 songs called Bhajana-lalasa, or “Eagerness for Worship”; then 3 songs called Siddha-lalasa, or “Eagerness for Perfection”.

Finally, at the very end of Saranagati, Thakur concludes the book with 2 important songs: Vijnapti or “Confessions” in which he longs for the day when he will be engaged body, mind and words in activities of pure devotional service; and lastly Sri Nama-mahatmya, or “The Glories of the Holy Name”. This song describes the powerful effects of the holy names of the Lord, and how the holy name takes the devotee back to Godhead.

(Note: the 2nd section of 13 songs entitled Bhajana-lalasa or “Eagerness for Worship”, are Bengali songs based on the Sanskrit verses of Srila Rupa Goswami’s Sri Upadesamrita, or The Nectar of Instruction).

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Natural Brotherhood (Bhaktivinoda Thakura):

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"Gradually, when the offensive portions of the established religions are destroyed, there will be no more differences in the bhajana performed by the various Sampradayas nor any quarrel between them.

Then as brothers, the people of all castes and countries will spontaneously chant the Holy Names of the Supreme Lord together.

At that time, no one will hate anyone or consider others dogeaters; nor will anyone be overwhelmed by the pride of high birth.

The living entities will not forget the principle of natural brotherhood."

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2 Responses to “Saranagati poem/songbook by Bhaktivinoda Thakur (Saranagati – The Attainment of Shelter)”
  1. DAMAGHOSA says:

    Dandavats Damaghosa,

    This is the site I got the Bhaktivinoda Thakura short song,The site is called Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura pure love of God and universal brotherhood. The song is one of the songs in Saranagati poems/song book by Bhaktivinoda Thakura.

  2. anubhavananda dasa says:

    just testing this out to see how it arrives to me

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