Narottama das Thakura classic combo book offering is a must have any serious practitioner of bhakti yoga. A saintly Vaisnava sage once gave a secret that in order to develop love of God, one must go to marketplace and purchase these two books, Prarthana and Sri Prema Bhakti Candrika, read them daily, one is assured of attaining of love of Krishna. There you have!Prarthana and Sri Prema Bhakti Candrika
Srila Narottama dasa Thakura spent his days and nights relishing the pastimes of Radha and Krishna amongst the devotees. Prarthana and Prema-bhakti-candrika, the two most prominent works of Narottama dasa Thakura, are in reality the outpourings of a pure heart crying in separation from Gauranga Mahaprabhu and Radha-Govinda. The bhajanas in these books are full of humility, eagerness, and anxiety for devotional perfection. Singing these songs causes the mind to reflect the mood of pure devotion, and the heart to feel intense separation from Radha and Krishna.
Prarthana by Srila Narottama dasa Thakura contains many Bengali bhajanas glorifying Sri Guru, Gauranga Mahaprabhu, and Radha-Govinda. His songs are rich blends of sweet music and profound poetry. They represent the pure spiritual emotions of an aspiring devotee, and the ecstasy-filled loving feelings of a perfect saint.
Prema Bhakti Candrika is perhaps the most important of all of Srila Narottama dasa Thakura’s work during his manifest pastimes on earth a little over four hundred years ago. Srila Narottama dasa Thakura wrote many songs that were full of instructions. The most popular among his works, are Prarthana and Sri Prema bhakti-candrika.
Prema bhakti-candrika is popularly known as Sri Rupanuga-gita as it contains the essence of all the teachings of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Prema bhakti-candrika literarily means, the rays of the moonlight of loving devotional service to Lord Krishna.
Complete with original Bengali, transliterations, word-for-word meanings, English translations and purports by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura.
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2. Sri Prema Bhakti Candrika.