Invocation

Salutations to the Guru, who with the collyrium stick of knowledge treats the eyes of one blinded by the darkness of ignorance.

 

O my dear Krishna, You are the friend of the distressed and the source of creation. You are the master of the gopis and the lover of Radharani. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.

 

I offer my respects to Radharani, whose bodily complexion is like molten gold and who is the Queen of Vrindavana. You are the daughter of King Vrisabhanu, and You are very dear to Lord Krishna.

 

We recite the 16 Syllable Mahamantra to Lord Vishnu in His incarnations as

Sri Krishna and Sri Rama.

 

Salutations to Goddess Saraswati, Who is pure white like Jasmine, with the coolness of Moon, brightness of Snow and shine like the garland of Pearls; and Who is covered with pure white garments, Whose hands are adorned with Veena (a stringed musical instrument) and the boon-giving staff; and Who is seated on pure white Lotus, Who is always adored by Lord Brahma, Lord Acyuta (Lord Vishnu), Lord Shankara and other Devas.

O Goddess Saraswati, please protect me and remove my ignorance completely.

 

Oh Divine Mother, we meditate on Thee as the Supreme Light that illumines the earth, the sky and the heavens, the adorable Sun of Divine Consciousness that illumines the devas and dissipates all darkness and ignorance, through Thy Grace may You enlighten our intellect and awaken the same brilliant Divine Light in us.