This Vyasa-puja is celebrated as the puja of Gurudeva. But once Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Gosvami Prabhupada Maharaja in his Vyasa-puja lecture has said, “Let this Vyasa-puja be celebrated as the puja of the Gaudiya Vaisnava Acaryas. It is not the puja of only Vyasadeva, or the puja of Krishna, or Gaurasundar Sri Caitanya Mahaprabu, or not only the puja of Gurudeva. The real Vyasa-puja is the puja of pure Gaudiya Vaisnava Acaryas.”
This is known as the bhaktivinoda-dhara. In this dhara we find one mantra. That mantra is, sri damodara svarupa, sri rupa, sri ragunatha, sri jiva, bata yuga, sri krsnadas-kavirajadi, srimad bhaktivinoda, srimad gaurakisora dasa, srimad bhaktisiddhanta sarasvati, srimad bhaktivedanta svami prabhupada maharaja pandanka sarvebhyo gurave namo namah
Taking this opportunity I will pay my obeisances to all the Gaudiya Vaisnava devotees, therefore I’ll sing a song paying obeisances to all the Gaudiya Vaisnava devotees, written by Devakinandan das. I think you’ll all follow me.
Vrndavana-basi jata vaisnavera gana
Prathame vandana kori sabara carana
The Vaisnavas residing in Vrindavan, first I pay obeisances at their lotus feet. I worship their lotus feet.
Nilacala basi jata mahaprabhur gana
Bhumite padiya bandon sabara carana
Mahaprabhur gana, the associates of Mahaprabhu, the Vaisnavas residing in Nilacala dhama, Jagannath Puri dhama, I, falling flat on the ground, at their lotus feet.
Navadvipa-basi jata mahaprabhur bhakta
Sabara carana bandon hana anurakta
The devotees of Mahaprabhu who are in Navadvipa, I worship the lotus feet of one and all of those devotees. That is stated. This is humility, invoking the mercy of all the Vaisnavas.
Mahaprabhur bhakta jata gauda dese sthithi
Sabara carana bando koriya pranati
The devotees of Mahaprabhu who are resding in Gauda desh, Gauda Mandala bhumi, I worship the lotus feet of one and all. I pay my obeisances at the lotus feet of one and all.
Je dese je dese baise gaurangera gana
Urdhva bahu kori bando sabara carana
Gaurangera gana, Gaurangera jana, Gaura bhaktas, the devotees of Gauranga, they may be residing in any country, eastern country, western country, wherever they are, raising up my hands I pay dandavats to one and all at their lotus feet.
Hanacena haibena prabhura jata dasa
Sabara carana bandon dante kori ghasa
Those who are already devotees of Mahaprabhu, and in the future, those who are coming in the future, those who will be the devotees of Gauranga Mahaprabhu, those who will be Gaura bhaktas, I worship the feet of one and all.
Brahmanda tarite shakti dhare jane jane
E veda purane guna gaya jeba sune
Even a single pure Vaisnava, jane jane, he can deliver the whole world, he has such potency. This is the Vedic conclusion. One must listen to it. One must glorify the Vaisnavas. One who glorifies the Vaisnavas, he is very fortunate, all of his sinful reactions will be annihilated. Such Vaisnava charita is all spiritual, that is stated in the Vedas, Puranas.
Mahaprabhura gana saba patita pavana
Tai lobhe mui papi lainu sharana
The men of Mahaprabhu, the devotees of Lord Caitanya, they are all Patita pavana they are the deliverers of the patita, fallen souls. Developing this greed in my heart, I take shelter of their lotus feet.
Vandana karite mui kata shakti dhori
Tamo buddhi dose mui dambha matra kori
I have no strength, no shakti to glorify the Vaisnavas. I think ‘Yes I can do it, I can glorify the Vaisnavas’ but this is tamo buddhi. Out of ignorance I have developed this pride.
Tathapi mukera bhagya manera ullasa
Dosa ksami mo adhame koro nija dasa
Yet this is my fortune. I am mukha, a dumb man, I have no speaking power to glorify the Vaisnavas. Still I get pleasure in my mind by doing so. You please excuse my offences at your lotus feet, you please accept me as one of your servants.
Sarva vancha siddhi hoy janma bandha chute
Jagate durlabha haya premadhana lute
All of your desires will be fulfilled if you get the mercy of such a Vaisnava. You will be freed from the clutches of Yamaraj. Then you will be able to achieve Prema Bhakti, which is very rare in this material world. It is only by Guru kripa, Vaisnava kripa. No other way.
Manera vasana purna acirate haya
Debakinandana dasa ei lobhe koya
The desires that you have in your mind will be fulfilled very soon if you get the mercy of such a Vaisnava. Therefore Debakinandana das sings this song.