I Worship Gauracandra, the Golden Moon

 

(6:00 a.m.—8:24 a.m.) Prātaḥ-līlā

I worship Gauracandra, the golden moon, lying asleep in His bed at sunrise, His body injured from the previous night’s saṅkīrtana. Mother Śacī entered His sleeping chambers, observed Gaura’s injuries and cried,

“O my son! How has Your body become wounded?”

In great anxiety, mother Śacī repeatedly caressed Gaura’s body to awaken Him and help Him rise from bed.

In the morning, Śrīvāsa Paṇḍita, Murāri Gupta and other devotees came before Gaurāṅga, offered daṇḍavats and asked about His health. Gaurāṇga washed His face with flower-scented water and described the amazing dream He just had. Afterwards, Gaurāṇga took bath and happily ate the mahā- prasādam from the family deity of Narayana. I worship that beautiful Lord Gaurāṅga.

Mūla-sūtra:

I offer respects to Śrī Rādhā! Rādhā was bathed and dressed gorgeously by Her loving sakhīs. Mother Yaśodā called Rādhā to Nandagrāma to cook palatable foods for Gopāla. After Krishna finished His meal, Rādhā and Her sakhīs enjoyed His remnants. I offer respects to Krishna, who got up every morning to milk the cows in the gośāla, returned home to bathe and ate breakfast with His bosom friends[1].

[1] Govinda-līlāmṛta 2.1.

 

 

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