Prayers to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu

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All glories to Sri Sachinandana Gaurahari, the most munificent Lord who appeared in the age of Kali to deliver the fallen conditioned souls from the clutches of Maya by propagating the singing of the Hare Krishna Mahamantra. He freely distributed love of Godhead to one and all, without taking into consideration the qualification or disqualification of a person. Glorified as Prema-purushottam, Sri Gaurasundar is the very life and soul of all the Gaudiya Vaishnavas and he is Sri Krishna himself, having appeared with the mood and luster of Srimati Radhika. While taking darshan of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, one may offer the following prayers in his glorification:

anarpita-carīṁ cirāt karuṇayāvatīrṇaḥ kalau
samarpayitum unnatojjvala-rasāṁ sva-bhakti-śriyam
hariḥ puraṭa-sundara-dyuti-kadamba-sandīpitaḥ
sadā hṛdaya-kandare sphuratu vaḥ śacī-nandanaḥ

May that Lord who is known as the son of Śrīmatī Śacīdevī be transcendentally situated in the innermost core of your heart. Resplendent with the radiance of molten gold, He has descended in the Age of Kali by His causeless mercy to bestow what no incarnation has ever offered before: the most elevated mellow of devotional service, the mellow of conjugal love.

kṛṣṇa-varṇaḿ tviṣākṛṣṇaḿ
yajñaiḥ sańkīrtana-prāyair
yajanti hi su-medhasaḥ

In the age of Kali, intelligent persons perform congregational chanting to worship the incarnation of Godhead who constantly sings the names of Krishna. Although His complexion is not blackish, He is Krishna Himself. He is accompanied by His associates, servants, weapons and confidential companions.

One may also offer the following prayer in glorification of Gaur Nitai, which is from the book Sri Chaitanya Bhagawat written by Srila Vrindavan Das Thakur:

ajanu-lambita-bhujau kanakavadhatau
sankirtanaika-pitarau kamalayataksau
visvambharau dvija-varau yuga-dharma palau
vande jagat-priyakaro karunavatarau

I offer my respects unto Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and Sri Nityananda Prabhu, whose arms extend down to Their knees, who have golden yellow complexions, and who inaugurated the congregational chanting of the Holy Names. Their eyes resemble the petals of a lotus; They are the maintainers of all living entities; They are the best of brahmanas, the protectors of religious principles for this age, the benefactors of the universe, and the most merciful of all incarnations.