by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Saranagati poem/songbook by Bhaktivinoda Thakur (Saranagati – The Attainment of Shelter)
Saranagati (The Attainment of Shelter) is a songbook by Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura comprising 50 nectarean songs about saranagati – the process of pure, devoted surrender unto the lotus feet of Lord Krsna. This book has become very famous, and its songs are sung daily in hundreds of temples in India and around the world. It is based on the 6 processes of surrender mentioned by Srila Rupa Goswami in his Bhakti-rasamrita-sindhu.
The book is divided as follows: the first part of 32 songs describes the moods of a Vaishnava as he systematically follows the 6 stages of surrender; then there are 13 songs called Bhajana-lalasa, or “Eagerness for Worship”; then 3 songs called Siddha-lalasa, or “Eagerness for Perfection”.
Finally, at the very end of Saranagati, Thakur concludes the book with 2 important songs: Vijnapti or “Confessions” in which he longs for the day when he will be engaged body, mind and words in activities of pure devotional service; and lastly Sri Nama-mahatmya, or “The Glories of the Holy Name”. This song describes the powerful effects of the holy names of the Lord, and how the holy name takes the devotee back to Godhead.
Brand new: The book is new, unread, and unused in its original protective wrapping intact. As seen in the pictures.