In 1966, Srila Prabhupada gave his disciples the Sri Gurvastakam
prayers by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, and they have been
singing these prayers to him since that time. Verse six, beginning 'nikunja
yuno rati keli siddhyai,' describes the spiritual master as "very dear,
because he is expert at assisting the gopis in making tasteful
arrangements for the perfection of Sri Sri Radha Krsna's conjugal loving
affairs within the groves (kunjas) of Vrndavana."
Every morning before his Srimad Bhagavatam class he
used to sing, "jaya radha-madhava kunjabihari, jaya gopi jana vallabha
giri-varadhari: Krsna is the lover of Radha. He displays many amorous
pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana. He is the lover of the gopis, the
lifter of Govardhana." Neither a cowherd boy nor an associate in any
other rasa but madhurya would sing this song.
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Srila Prabhupada offered to take his followers back to Godhead, to serve
the Divine Couple Radha and Krsna. He therefore gave songs to help them
attain that service. In 1970, he gave them the Tulasi Arati song,
beginning "namo namo tulasi krsna preyasi." In this song devotees pray:
"My desire is that you will also grant me a residence within the
pleasure groves of Vrndavana. Thus within my vision I will always behold
the beautiful pastimes of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna. I beg you to make me
a follower of the cowherd damsels of Vraja. Please give me the privilege
of devotional service and make me your own maidservant."