Sri Prabhupadadeva Kirthi Ashtakam

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(1)
sri-sri-navadvipa-para-pradipah
sandipyamanah satato bhuviha
cetas-tamo hanti hi yasya yatnat
tam kirtayamah prabhupadadevam

Let us continuously glorify His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, by whose efforts the hearts of all living entities, which were pervaded by darkness, are becoming illumined with the brilliant and everlasting lamp of the teachings of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, whose eternal abode is the holy dhama of Navadvipa.

(2)
sri-bhaktisiddhanta-pracoditah sri-
vyasadya-kosam kusalam kripaluh
san mleccha-vag-desa-caye ’dadhad yas
tam kirtayamah prabhupadadevam

Taking the order of his spiritual master, Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, as his life, he showed his causeless mercy on the lowest born creatures, the inhabitants of the Western countries, by translating, publishing and distributing the auspicious treasure house of devotional literatures written by Srila Vyasadeva, Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja and others. Let us, therefore, continuously glorify Srila Prabhupada.

(3)
acchadyate yat-para-tarka-drisya-
govinda-murty-ujjvala-bhaskarena
advaiti-khadyota-kulam jagatyam
tam kirtayamah prabhupadadevam

The last snare of nescience had been set in place by the Mayavadi “gurus” and “svamis,” who appeared like so many glow worms. When, however, the brilliant sun of Lord Govinda’s transcendental form began to illuminate the world, having been established, through the expert logic of Srila Prabhupada, as the Supreme Personality of Godhead, the glow worms were naturally eclipsed . Let us, therefore, continuously offer praise and adoration to His Divine Grace Srila Prabhupada.

(4)
yasyaiva yatnena purana-raja-
gangamala kesava-keli-hamsa
sat-stotra-ratna vahatiha loke
tam kirtayamah prabhupadadevam

Let us glorify His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Because of his efforts, the pure and crystal-clear Ganges river of Srimad-Bhagavatam, the king of the Puranas, is now flowing all over the world. The pebbles in that river are the jewels which are the prayers of the pure devotees, and playing within its waters are the swans which are the pastimes of Lord Kesava.

(5)
sri-radhika-krishna-padaravinde
sahasra-hritsu sata-mandireshu
aropayad yo madhure prithivyam
tam kirtayamah prabhupadadevam

Let us glorify His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who planted the charming lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha and Krishna in hundreds of temples and thousands of hearts in this world.

(6)
kausalyadair yasya sahasra-sastra-
sastrativarshaih pratihanyate hi
canda kaler moha-camur hathena
tam kirtayamah prabhupadadevam

Seeing the fierce army of illusions put forward by the forces of Kali-yuga, Srila Prabhupada has released an unlimited shower of powerful arrows in the form of his books. In this way, truth is emerging as the victor. Let us, therefore, double and redouble our glorification of Srila Prabhupada.

(7)
nana-lasad-gaura-sudha-prakasa-
phalah kshitau sthapita eva yena
krishnanucinta-jana-sangha-vrikshas
tam kirtayamah prabhupadadevam

Let us glorify His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The desire tree of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, whose many splendid fruits are different methods of distributing Lord Caitanya’s nectarean message, has been planted by him upon this earth.

(8)
yo nityada jivati daivikishu
nijasu sikshasu tu sanugami
kripambudhir nanda-sutasritatma
tam kirtayamah prabhupadadevam

Let us forever glorify Srila Prabhupada, the unlimited ocean of mercy. With his body, mind, words and self, he has taken complete shelter of the son of Nanda Maharaja, Sri Krishna. Srila Prabhupada lives forever by his divine instructions, and his followers live with him.

(9)
ye va idam sri-prabhupadadeva-
kirty-ashtakam sushthu pathanti nityam
gaurodayacarya-vicitra-saktya
te krishna-vartam pravadanti bhumyam

These eight verses describe, in small parts, the unlimited glories of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. The authors of these verses pray that all those who read them regularly and with the proper devotional spirit may become wonderfully empowered by the acaryas descended from Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu to preach the message of Lord Krishna all over the world.
Reference: Sri Vyasa puja offerings 1980