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SB 11.27.45

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His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada

Please note: The synonyms, translation and purport of this verse were composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


stavair uccāvacaiḥ stotraiḥ
paurāṇaiḥ prākṛtair api
stutvā prasīda bhagavann
iti vandeta daṇḍa-vat


stavaiḥ—with prayers from the scriptures; ucca-avacaiḥ—of greater and lesser varieties; stotraiḥ—and with prayers written by human authors; paurāṇaiḥ—from the Purāṇas; prākṛtaiḥ—from ordinary sources; api—also; stutvā—thus praying to the Lord; prasīda—please show Your mercy; bhagavan—O Lord; iti—thus saying; vandeta—one should pay homage; daṇḍa-vat—falling down on the ground like a rod.

Translation and purport composed by disciples of Śrīla Prabhupāda


The devotee should offer homage to the Lord with all kinds of hymns and prayers, both from the Purāṇas and from other ancient scriptures, and also from ordinary traditions. Praying, "O Lord, please be merciful to me! "he should fall down flat like a rod to offer his obeisances.

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