Srila Narottama dasa Thakura wrote many songs that were full of instructions. The most popular among his works, are Prarthana and Sri Prema Bhakti-candrika. In a lecture given on 2nd March, 1974 in Mayapura, Srila Prabhupada said:
“So read Narottama dasa Thakura’s Prarthana, Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s Prarthana. They are very, very valuable for advancement of spiritual understanding, especially Narottama dasa Prarthana. So, by reading them, by understanding them, we can understand Krsna very easily. Otherwise, it is very, very difficult to understand Krsna.