|Ādi-līlā||Chapter 13: The Advent of Lord Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Ādi 13.70
kṛṣṇa avatārite ācārya pratijñā kariyā
kṛṣṇa-pūjā kare tulasī-gańgājala diyā
kṛṣṇa — Lord Kṛṣṇa; avatārite — to cause His advent; ācārya — Advaita Ācārya; pratijñā — promise; kariyā — making; kṛṣṇa-pūjā — worship of Lord Kṛṣṇa; kare — does; tulasī — tulasī leaves; gańgā-jala diyā — with the water of the Ganges .
With this consideration, Advaita Ācārya Prabhu, promising to cause Lord Kṛṣṇa to descend, began to worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, with tulasī leaves and water of the Ganges.
Tulasī leaves and Ganges water, with, if possible, a little pulp of sandalwood, is sufficient paraphernalia to worship the Supreme Personality of Godhead. The Lord says in the Bhagavad-gītā (9.26):
patraḿ puṣpaḿ phalaḿ toyaḿ yo me bhaktyā prayacchati
tad ahaḿ bhakty-upahṛtam aśnāmi prayatātmanaḥ
"If one offers Me with love and devotion a leaf, a flower, a fruit or water, I will accept it." Following this principle, Advaita Prabhu pleased the Supreme personality of Godhead with tulasī leaves and water of the Ganges.
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