Mangalacharan in Hindi
चिन्ता सन्तान हन्तारो यत्पादांबुज रेणवः।
स्वीयानां तान्निजार्यान प्रणमामि मुहुर्मुहुः ॥१॥
यदनुग्रहतो जन्तुः सर्व दुःखतिगो भवेत ।
तमहं सर्वदा वंदे श्री मद वल्लभ नन्दनम॥२॥
अज्ञान तिमिरान्धस्य ज्ञानान्जनशलाकया ।
चक्षुरुन्मीलितं येन तस्मै श्री गुरुवै नमः ॥३॥
नमामि हृदये शेषे लीलाक्षीराब्धिशायिनम ।
लक्ष्मी सहस्त्रलीलाभिः सेव्यमानं कलानिधिम॥४॥
चतुर्भिश्च चतुर्भिश्च चतुर्भिश्च त्रिभिस्तथा ।
षडभिर्विराजते योSसौ पंचधा हृदये ममः ॥५॥
॥इति श्री मंगलाचरण संपूर्णम॥
॥श्रीमदाचार्य चरण कमलेभ्य नमः॥
This is the first jhanki (darshan) of the day, and Shrinathji is awoken with the sound of the ‘Shankhnaad’ or conch. In winter the darshan takes place before sunrise, while in summer, it is later. The idea behind this seasonal time change is that Shrinathji plays longer in the summer, and hence sleeps later. In the summer, Shrinathji wears a light cotton cloth or ‘Uparna’, whereas in winter, he wears a quilted coat with only the ‘Mukharvind’ or face showing. There is a sigri or coal fire lit before him to create warmth in the cold season. The name Mangla refers to the auspiciousness of beginning the day with a glimpse of the Lord. According to the season, Shrinathji is offered milk, mishri (rock sugar), butter, seera and other delicacies made out of milk. Aarti is offered to him to symbolize the banishing of ill effects of evil spirits that may have been hovering over him from the night before. Seva is performed with the bhava (bhao) of Shri Navnit Priyaji, and the Ashta Chaap (eight poet friends) poet Shri Parmananddasji’s bhajans and kirtans are sung.
Note: Excerpt from ‘In Adoration of Krishna: Pichwais of Shrinathji – Tapi Collection’ by Kalyan Krishna and Kay Talwar.
Mangala Charna Shlok
Shri GoveradhanaNath paada yugalam, Haiyamgavina Priyam |
Nityam Shri Mathuradhipam sukhakaram, Shri Vitthalesham muda ||
Shrimad Dwaravatisha Gokulapati, Shri Gokulendum vibhum |
Shriman Manmathmohanam Natawaram, Shri Balkrushnam bhaje ||
Let me always worship the bliss-bestowing lotus feet of Shrinathji; Shri Navnit Priyaji who relishes fresh butter, Shri Mathuradhishji who is a constant source of joy, and Shri Vitthalnathji. Shri Dwarikadhishji, Shri Gokulnathji and Shri GokulChadramaji are also worthy of worship, as is Shri MadanMohanji who charms even the god of love – Manmatha, and let me forever sing the praises of our Lord Shri Natavarlalji and Shri Balkrishnaji.
Shrimad Vallabh Vithalau Giridharam, Govindrayabhidham |
Shrimad BalakaKrushna Gokulapatim, NathamRaghu namtatha ||
Evam Shri Yadunayakam kila Ghan,Shyamam cha taad vanshajam |
Kalindim Sva Gurum Girim Guruvibhun, Sviya Prabhu naschasmaret ||
Let us bring before our mind’s eye the swarup of Shri Mahaprabhuji, Shri Gusaiji, Shri Giridharji, Shri Govindrayji, Shri Balkrishnaji, Shri Gokulnathji, Shri Raghunathji, Shri Ghanshayamji, who are the progeny of our Shri Vallabh. ShriYamunaji, Shri Gurudev (our spiritual guide), Shri Girirajji, the Thakorji of our Gurdev and our own Tharkorji.
Mangalacharan in English:
Chinta santaan hantaro, yad-pad-ambuj renahva
Swiyanam tan-nijacharyan, pranamami muhur-muhur.
Yadanugrahato jantuhu sarvadhukhatigo bhavet
Tamaham sarvadavande Shrimad Vallabhanandanam.
Agyaanatimirandhasya gyaananajana shalakaya
Chakshurunmilitan yane tasmei Shriguruve Namha.
Namani haradeye shaeshae lilashirabadhishayinam
Charturbhishcha Charturbhishcha Charturbhishcha tribhistatha Shadbhirviraajate yosoh Panchadha hardeyemama.
Jai Shree Krishna!!