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Like Prabhupada, Vishnujana Swami loved children. He would tirelessly entertain them with Krishna conscious puppet shows and the simple chanting of the Hare Krishna mantra, as well as the worship of Srimati Tulasi Devi, a pure devotee of Krishna in the form of a sacred plant. Here he engages some children in the chanting of the Tulasi mantras which they always enjoyed, especially in Vishnujana's enlivening spiritual presence.
SRI TULASI PRANAMA
priyayai kesavasya ca
satyavatyai namo namah
vrndayai--unto Vrnda; tulasi-devyai--unto Tulasl Devi; priyayai--who is dear; kesavasya--to Lord Kesava; ca-and; krsna-bhakti--devotional service to Lord Krsna, prade--who bestows; devi--O goddess; satya-vatyai--unto Satyavati; namah namah--repeated obeisances.
I offer my repeated obeisances unto Vrnda, Srimati Tulasi Devi, who is very dear to Lord Kesava. O goddess, you bestow devotional service to Lord Krsna and possess the highest truth.
SRI TULAI PRADIKSANA MANTRA
yani kani ca papani
tani tani pranasyanti
pradaksinah pade pade
yani kani--whatever; ca--and; papani--sins; brahma-hatya--killing of a brahmana; adikani--and so on; ca--also, tani tani--all of them; pranasyanti--are destroyed; pradaksinah--(by) the circumambulation (of Tulasi Devi); pade pade--at every step.
By the circumambulation of Srimati Tulasi Devi all the sins that one may have committed are destroyed at every step, even the sin of killing a brahmana.