Srimad-Bhagavatam: Canto 6 - Chapter 1 - Verse 17


सनत्कुमारोऽवतु कामदेवा-द्धयशीर्षा मां पथि देवहेलनात् ।देवर्षिवर्य: पुरुषार्चनान्तरात्कूर्मो हरिर्मां निरयादशेषात् ॥ १७ ॥


sanat-kumāro ’vatu kāmadevāddhayaśīrṣā māṁ pathi deva-helanātdevarṣi-varyaḥ puruṣārcanāntarātkūrmo harir māṁ nirayād aśeṣāt


May Sanat-kumāra protect me from lusty desires. As I begin some auspicious activity, may Lord Hayagrīva protect me from being an offender by neglecting to offer respectful obeisances to the Supreme Lord. May Devarṣi Nārada protect me from committing offenses in worshiping the Deity, and may Lord Kūrma, the tortoise, protect me from falling to the unlimited hellish planets.


Lusty desires are very strong in everyone, and they are the greatest impediment to the discharge of devotional service. Therefore those who are very much influenced by lusty desires are advised to take shelter of Sanat-kumāra, the great brahmacārī devotee. Nārada Muni, who is the guide for arcana, is the author of the Nārada-pañcarātra, which prescribes the regulative principles for worshiping the Deity. Everyone engaged in Deity worship, whether at home or in the temple, should always seek the mercy of Devarṣi Nārada in order to avoid the thirty-two offenses while worshiping the Deity. These offenses in Deity worship are mentioned in The Nectar of Devotion.