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In Vrndavana, Rupa Gosvami began to write a drama. In particular, he composed the introductory verses to invoke good fortune

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In Vṛndāvana, Rūpa Gosvāmī began to write a drama. In particular, he composed the introductory verses to invoke good fortune.

In Vṛndāvana, Rūpa Gosvāmī began to write a drama. In particular, he composed the introductory verses to invoke good fortune.

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Śrīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Ṭhākura quotes from the Nāṭaka-candrikā, wherein it is written:

prastāvanāyās tu mukhe nāndī kāryā śubhāvahā
āśīr-namaskriyā-vastu-nirdeśānyatamānvitā
aṣṭābhir daśabhir yuktā kiṁ vā dvādaśabhiḥ padaiḥ
candra-nāmāṅkitā prāyo maṅgalārtha-padojjvalā
maṅgalaṁ cakra-kamala-cakora-kumudādikam

Similarly, in the Sixth Chapter of the Sāhitya-darpaṇa, text 282, it is said:

āśīr-vacana-saṁyuktā stutir yasmāt prayujyate
deva-dvija-nṛ-pādīnāṁ tasmān nāndīti saṁjñitā

The introductory portion of a drama, which is written to invoke good fortune, is called nāndī-śloka.