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CC Madhya 4.59

Text

tulasī ādi, puṣpa, vastra āila aneka
āpane mādhava-purī kaila abhiṣeka

Synonyms

tulasītulasī leaves; ādi — and others; puṣpa — flowers; vastra — garments; āila — arrived; aneka — in great quantity; āpane — personally; mādhava-purī — Śrī Mādhavendra Purī; kaila — executed; abhiṣeka — the bathing of the Deity at the beginning of the installation ceremony.

Translation

The villagers brought a large quantity of tulasī leaves, flowers and various kinds of garments. Then Śrī Mādhavendra Purī personally began the abhiṣeka [bathing ceremony].

Purport

In the Hari-bhakti-vilāsa (sixth vilāsa, verse 30) it is stated that the Deity should be bathed in water mixed with yogurt and milk, accompanied by the sounds of conchshells, bells and other instruments and the chanting of the mantra oṁ bhagavate vāsudevāya namaḥ, as well as the chanting of the Brahma-saṁhitā verses beginning cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa-lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhīr abhipālayantam.