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ISKCON desire tree

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CONTENTS: Krpa Koro Vaisnava Thakura............................. 38
Pranama Mantras .............................................. 6 Mama Mana Mandire........................................ 39
Temple Program Prayers.................................... 9 Manasa Deho Geho Jo Kichu Mor ...................... 39
Samsara Davanala Lidha .................................... 9 Nadiya Godrume Nityananda Mahajana ............. 40
Namaste Narasimhaya ..................................... 10 Narada Muni Bajay Vina ................................... 40
Jaya Narasimha Sri Narasimha ......................... 10 Nija Karma Dose Phale..................................... 40
Ugra Vīraṁ Mahāviṣṇu ..................................... 10 Nitai Nam Hate O Ke Jabire Bhai....................... 41
Namo Namah Tulasi Krsna Preyasi.................... 10 Ohe Vaisnava Thakura ..................................... 41
Ceto Darpana Marjanam .................................. 11 Ore Mana Bhalonahi Lage E Samsar.................. 42
The Ten Offenses to the Holy Name ................. 12 Prabhu Tava Pada Yuge ................................... 43
Sri Guru Carana Padma.................................... 12 Prapance Poriya Agati ...................................... 43
Isvara Parama Krsna ....................................... 13 Radha Krsna Bol Bol......................................... 43
Jaya Radha Madhava ....................................... 16 Radha Kunda Tata Kunja Kutir.......................... 44
Maha Prasade Govinde .................................... 16 Sarvasva Tomar Carane ................................... 44
Sarira Avidya Jala ............................................ 16 Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu Jive Doya Kori .......... 45
Ek Din Santipure.............................................. 17 Sri Krsna kirtane Jadi Manasa Tohar ................. 45
Jaya Jaya Goracander Arotik ............................ 17 Suddha Bhakata Carana Renu .......................... 46
Songs by Bhaktivinoda Thakura........................ 17 Tumi Sarveswareswara Vrajendra Kumar .......... 47
Amar Jivana .................................................... 17 Udilo Aruna Puraba Bhage................................ 47
Ami Jamuna Puline .......................................... 18 Vibhavari Sesa ................................................. 48
Ami To’ Durjana Ati Sada Duracar..................... 18 Vidyara Vilase .................................................. 49
Anadi Karama Phale......................................... 19 Yasomati Nandana ........................................... 49
Ar Keno Maya Jale ........................................... 19 Yadi Te Hari Pada Saroja Sudha........................ 50
Asalo Katha Bolte ............................................ 20 Songs by Narottama Das Thakura..................... 52
Atma Nivedana Tuwa Pade .............................. 20 Are Bhai Bhaja Mora Gauranga ......................... 52
Bhaja Bhakata Vatsala ..................................... 21 Dhana Mor Nityananda..................................... 53
Bhaja Re Bhaja Re Amar .................................. 22 Ei Baro Karuna Koro......................................... 53
Bhale Gaura Gadadharer Arati .......................... 23 Gauranga Karuna Koro ..................................... 53
Bhuliya Tomare ............................................... 23 Gaurangera Duti Pada ...................................... 54
Bolo Hari Bolo ................................................. 24 Gauranga Bolite Habe ...................................... 54
Boro Sukher Khabor Gai................................... 24 Gora Pahun ..................................................... 55
Doyal Nitai Caitanya ........................................ 25 Hari Haraye Namah Krsna Yadavaya Namah...... 55
Durlabha Manava Janma.................................. 25 Hari Hari Biphale Janama ................................. 56
Ekhona Bujhinu ............................................... 26 Hari Hari Kabe More Hoibe Su-Dina................... 56
Emona Durmati ............................................... 27 Je Anilo Prema Dhana Koruna Pracura .............. 56
Gay Gora Madhura Sware ................................ 27 Jaya Jaya Sri Krsna Caitanya Nityananda........... 57
Gay Goracand Jiver Tore.................................. 28 Ki Rupe Paibo Seva .......................................... 57
Gopinath Mama Nivedana Suno........................ 28 Kusumita Vrndavane Nacata Sikhi Gane ............ 57
Gopinath Ghucao Samsara ............................... 29 Nitai Pada Kamala............................................ 58
Gopinath Amar Upaya...................................... 29 Radha Krsna Prana Mora .................................. 59
Gurudeva Krpa Bindu Diya ............................... 30 Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu Doya Koro More ....... 59
Gurudeva! Boro Krpa Kori ................................ 30 Sri Rupa Manjari Pada Sei Mora Sampada ......... 60
Gurudeve Vraja Vane Vraja Bhumi Vasi Jane ..... 31 Suniyachi Sadhu Mukhe Bole ............................ 60
Hari Hari Kabe Mora Hobe Heno Dina ............... 31 Thakura Vaisnava Gana.................................... 61
Hari Bolo Hari Bolo Hari Bolo Bhai Re................ 32 Thakura Vaisnava Pada .................................... 61
Jaya Jaya Radha Krsna .................................... 32 Vrndavana Ramya Sthana ................................ 61
Jiv Jago Jiv Jago.............................................. 33 Songs by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada62
Kabe Gaura Vane ............................................ 33 Boro Krpa Koile Krsna ...................................... 62
Kabe Ha’be Bolo .............................................. 34 Krsna Tava Punya Habe Bhai ............................ 63
Kabe Habe Heno Dasa Mor .............................. 34 Songs by Locana Das Thakura .......................... 64
Kabe Mui Vaisnava Cinibo ................................ 35 Avatara Sara Gora Avatara ............................... 64
Kabe Sri Caitanya More Koribena Doya ............. 36 Akrodha Paramananda ..................................... 65
Kali Kukkura Kadan.......................................... 36 Nitai Guna Mani ............................................... 65
Keno Hare Krsna Nam...................................... 37 Parama Karuna Pahu Dui Jana.......................... 66
Kesava Tuwa Jagata Vicitra.............................. 37 Songs by Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswti Thakur........ 66
Ki Jani Ki Bale ................................................. 38 Dusta Mana ..................................................... 66
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Krsna Hoite Caturmukha................................... 69 Carana Kamal ................................................101
Songs by Kṛṣṇa Dvaipāyana Vyāsa .................... 70 Dhule Dhule Gora Chanda...............................101
Namamisvaram Saccidananda Rupam ............... 70 Duhkher Sagore .............................................101
Jayati Te 'Dhikaṁ Janmanā Vrajaḥ.................... 71 Hari He Doyal Mor ..........................................102
Songs by Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura ........... 73 Jaya Radhe Jaya Radhe Radhe........................102
Gangeya Campeya ........................................... 73 Jaya Radha Madhava Radha Madhava .............103
Na Yoga Siddhir Na Mamastu............................ 74 Krsna Jinaka Nama Hai ...................................104
Songs by Vasudeva Ghosh................................ 75 Maine Ratana Lagai Radha Nama Ki ................105
Gauranga Tumi More Doya Na Chadiho ............. 75 Madhuram Madhurebhyo ‘Pi............................105
Jaya Jaya Jagannatha Sacira............................. 75 Mirar Prabhu Eso Giridhari ..............................106
Yadi Gaura Na Hoito......................................... 75 Namo Namah Tulasi Maharani.........................106
Songs by Rupa Goswami .................................. 76 Nanda Ke Ananda Bhaiyo................................107
Bhratur Antakasya Pattane ............................... 76 Nava Nirada Nindita........................................107
Krsna Deva Bhavantam Vande .......................... 77 Ore Vrndavaner Nanda Dulal...........................108
Radhe Jaya Jaya Madhava Dayite ..................... 77 Pranam Tomai Ghana-Syam............................108
Sakhe Kalaya Gauram Udaram.......................... 77 Radhe Radhe Syama Sri Radhe .......................108
Songs by Krsnadasa Kaviraja Goswami.............. 78 Raja Rani Mira................................................108
Jaya Radhe Jaya Krsna Jaya Vrndavana ............ 78 Sujanarbuda Radhita Pada Yugam...................109
Jaya Radha Giri Vara Dhari ............................... 79 Sundara Bala Saci Dulala ................................110
Ambudanjanendra Nila ..................................... 79 Sundara Kuṇḍala Naina Viśāla .........................111
Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna .................................. 80 Sundara Mora Mana Kisora .............................111
Kunkumakta Kancanabja .................................. 80 Tatala Saikate ................................................112
Songs by Jayadeva Goswami ............................ 82 Vande Krsna Nanda Kumara............................112
He Govinda He Gopal Kesava Madhava ............. 82 Vamsi Dhari Krsna Murari................................113
Pralaya Payodhi Jale......................................... 82 Miscellaneous Bhajans and Chants ..................113
Srita Kamala .................................................... 83
Songs by Jiva Goswami .................................... 84
Krsna Prema Mayi Radha.................................. 84
Songs by Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya.................. 85
Huhunkara Garjanadi Aho Ratra........................ 85
Nava Gaura Varam........................................... 86
Ujjvala Varana ................................................. 87
Songs by Vrndavana Das Thakura..................... 88
Madana Mohana Tanu Gauranga Sundara ......... 88
Sri Hari Vasare Hari Kirtana Vidhana ................. 88
Songs by Raghunatha Dasa Goswami................ 90
Gurau Gosthe Gosthalayisu............................... 90
Nija Pati Bhuja ................................................. 91
Songs by Srinivasa Acarya ................................ 92
Krsnotkirtana Gana Nartana Parau .................... 92
Songs by Govinda Das Kaviraja......................... 94
Bhaja Hu Re Mana ........................................... 94
Songs by Devakinandana Das Thakura .............. 95
Vrndavana Vasi Jata Vaisnavera Gana ............... 95
Songs by Adi Sankaracarya............................... 95
Devi Suresvari Bhagavati Gange........................ 95
Kadacit Kalindi Tata Vipina ............................... 97
Songs by Bilvamangala Thakura........................ 98
Vraje Prasiddham Navanita............................... 98
Songs by Others .............................................. 98
Adharam Madhuram......................................... 98
Amar Nitai Mile Na ........................................... 99
Antara Mandire Jago Jago .............................. 100
Ar Ke Bajabe Bamsi........................................ 100
Ar Koto Kal .................................................... 100
Bhaja Gauranga, Kaha Gauranga .................... 101
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INDEX:
Gauranga Karuna Koro, 54
A
Gauranga Tumi More Doya Na Chadiho, 76
Adharam Madhuram, 99 Gaurangera Duti Pada, 55
Akordha Paramananda, 66 Gay Gora Madhura Sware, 28
Amar Jivana, 18 Gay Goracand Jiver Tore, 29
Amar Nitai Mile Na, 100 Gopinath Amar Upaya, 30
Ambudanjanendra Nila, 80 Gopinath Ghucao Samsara, 30
Ami Jamuna Puline, 19 Gopinath Mama Nivedana Suno, 29
Ami To’ Durjana Ati Sada Duracar, 19 Gora Pahun, 56
Anadi Karama Phale, 20 Gurau Gosthe Gosthalayisu, 91
Antara Mandire Jago Jago, 101 Gurudeva Krpa Bindu Diya, 31
Ar Ke Bajabe Bamsi, 101 Gurudeva! Boro Krpa Kori, 31
Ar Keno Maya Jale, 20 Gurudeve Vraja Vane Vraja, 32
Ar Koto Kal, 101
Are Bhai Bhaja Mora, 53 H
Asalo Katha Bolte, 21 Hari Bolo Hari Bolo Hari Bolo Bhai Re, 33
Atma Nivedana Tuwa Pade, 21 Hari Haraye Namah Krsna Yadavaya, 56
Avatara Sara Gora Avatara, 65 Hari Hari Biphale Janama, 57
Hari Hari Kabe Mora Hobe Heno Dina, 32
B
Hari Hari Kabe More Hoibe Su-Dina, 57
Bhaja Bhakata Vatsala, 22 Hari He Doyal Mor, 103
Bhaja Gauranga, Kaha Gauranga, 102 He Govinda He Gopal Kesava Madhava, 83
Bhaja Hu Re Mana, 95 Huhunkara Garjanadi Aho, 86
Bhaja Re Bhaja Re Amar, 23
Bhale Gaura Gadadharer Arati, 24 I
Bhratur Antakasya Pattane, 77 Isvara Parama Krsna, 14
Bhuliya Tomare, 24
J
Bolo Hari Bolo, 25
Boro Krpa Koile Krsna, 63 Jaya Jaya Goracander Arotik, 18
Boro Sukher Khabor Gai, 25 Jaya Jaya Jagannatha Sacira, 76
Jaya Jaya Radha Krsna, 33
C Jaya Jaya Sri Krsna Caitanya Nityananda, 58
Carana Kamal, 102 Jaya Narasimha Sri Narasimha, 11
Ceto Darpana Marjanam, 12 Jaya Radha Giri Vara Dhari, 80
Jaya Radha Madhava, 17
D
Jaya Radha Madhava Radha Madhava, 104
Devi Suresvari Bhagavati Gange, 96 Jaya Radhe Jaya Krsna Jaya Vrndavana, 79
Dhana Mor Nityananda, 54 Jaya Radhe Jaya Radhe Radhe, 103
Dhule Dhule Gora Chanda, 102 Jayati Te 'Dhikaṁ Janmanā Vrajaḥ, 72
Doyal Nitai Caitanya, 26 Je Anilo Prema Dhana, 57
Duhkher Sagore, 102 Jiv Jago Jiv Jago, 34
Durlabha Manava Janma, 26
Dusta Mana, 67 K
Kabe Gaura Vane, 34
E
Kabe Ha’be Bolo, 35
Ei Baro Karuna Koro, 54 Kabe Habe Heno Dasa Mor, 35
Ek Din Santipure, 18 Kabe Mui Vaisnava Cinibo, 36
Ekhona Bujhinu, 27 Kabe Sri Caitanya More Koribena Doya, 37
Emona Durmati, 28 Kadacit Kalindi Tata Vipina, 98
G Kali Kukkura Kadan, 37
Keno Hare Krsna Nam, 38
Gangeya Campeya, 74 Kesava Tuwa Jagata Vicitra, 38
Gauranga Bolite Habe, 55 Ki Jani Ki Bale, 39
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Ki Rupe Paibo Seva, 58 R
Krpa Koro Vaisnava Thakura, 39
Radha Krsna Bol Bol, 44
Krsna Deva Bhavantam Vande, 78
Radha Krsna Prana Mora, 60
Krsna Hoite Caturmukha, 70
Radha Kunda Tata Kunja Kutir, 45
Krsna Jinaka Nama Hai, 105
Radhe Jaya Jaya Madhava Dayite, 78
Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna, 81
Radhe Radhe Syama Sri Radhe, 109
Krsna Prema Mayi Radha, 85
Raja Rani Mira, 109
Krsna Tava Punya Habe Bhai, 64
Krsnotkirtana Gana Nartana, 93 S
Kunkumakta Kancanabja, 81 Sakhe Kalaya Gauram Udaram, 78
Kusumita Vrndavane Nacata Sikhi Gane, 58 Samsara Davanala Lidha Loka, 10
M Sarira Avidya Jala, 17
Sarvasva Tomar Carane, 45
Madana Mohana Tanu, 89
Sri Guru Carana Padma, 13
Madhuram Madhurebhyo ‘Pi, 106
Sri Hari Vasare Hari Kirtana Vidhana, 89
Maha Prasade Govinde, 17
Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu, 60
Maine Ratana Lagai Radha Nama Ki, 106
Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu Jive Doya Kori, 46
Mama Mana Mandire, 40
Sri Krsna kirtane Jadi Manasa Tohar, 46
Manasa Deho Geho Jo Kichu Mor, 40
Sri Rupa Manjari Pada Sei Mora Sampada, 61
Mirar Prabhu Eso Giridhari, 107
Srita Kamala, 84
Miscellaneous Bhajans and Chants, 114
Suddha Bhakata Carana Renu, 47
N Sujanarbuda Radhita Pada, 110
Na Yoga Siddhir Na Mamastu, 75 Sundara Bala Saci Dulala, 111
Nadiya Godrume Nityananda Mahajana, 41 Sundara Kuṇḍala Naina, 112
Namamisvaram Saccidananda Rupam, 71 Sundara Mora Mana Kisora, 112
Namaste Narasimhaya, 11 Suniyachi Sadhu Mukhe Bole, 61
Namo Namah Tulasi Krsna Preyasi, 11 T
Namo Namah Tulasi Maharani, 107
Tatala Saikate, 113
Nanda Ke Ananda Bhaiyo, 108
Thakura Vaisnava Gana, 62
Narada Muni Bajay Vina, 41
Thakura Vaisnava Pada, 62
Nava Gaura Varam, 87
The Ten Offenses to the Holy Name, 13
Nava Nirada Nindita, 108
Tumi Sarveswareswara Vrajendra Kumar, 48
Nija Karma Dose Phale, 41
Nija Pati Bhuja, 92 U
Nitai Guna Mani, 66 Udilo Aruna, 48
Nitai Nam Hate O Ke Jabire Bhai, 42 Ugra Vīraḿ Mahāviṣṇu, 11
Nitai Pada Kamala, 59 Ujjvala Varana, 88
O V
Ohe Vaisnava Thakura, 42 Vamsi Dhari Krsna Murari, 114
Ore Mana Bhalonahi Lage E Samsar, 43 Vande Krsna Nanda Kumara, 113
Ore Vrndavaner Nanda Dulal, 109 Vibhavari Sesa, 49
P Vidyara Vilase, 50
Vraje Prasiddham Navanita, 99
Parama Karuna Pahu Dui Jana, 67
Vrndavana Ramya Sthana, 62
Prabhu Tava Pada Yuge, 44
Vrndavana Vasi Jata Vaisnavera Gana, 96
Pralaya Payodhi Jale, 83
Pranam Tomai Ghana-Syam, 109 Y
Prapance Poriya Agati, 44 Yadi Gaura Na Hoito, 76
Yadi Te Hari Pada Saroja Sudha, 51
Yasomati Nandana, 50

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Pranama Mantras namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vāṇī-pracāriṇe


nirviśeṣa-śūnyavādi-pāścātya-deśa-tāriṇe
Srī Guru Praṇāma TRANSLATION
oṁ ajñāna-timirāndhasya jñānāñjana-śalākayā Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O
cakṣur unmīlitaṁ yena tasmai śrī-gurave namaḥ spiritual master, servant of Sarasvatī Gosvāmī.
TRANSLATION You are kindly preaching the message of Lord
I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual Caitanyadeva and delivering the Western
master, who has opened my eyes, which were countries, which are filled with impersonalism and
blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the voidism.
torchlight of knowledge.
Srīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī Praṇati
Srī Rūpa Praṇāma nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale
śrī-caitanya-mano-’bhīṣṭaṁ śrīmate bhaktisiddhānta-sarasvatīti nāmine
sthāpitaṁ yena bhū-tale TRANSLATION
svayaṁ rūpaḥ kadā mahyaṁ I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine
dadāti sva-padāntikam Grace Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī, who is very dear
TRANSLATION to Lord Kṛṣṇa, having taken shelter at His lotus
When will Srīla Rūpa Gosvāmī Prabhupāda, who feet.
has established within this material world the
mission to fulfill the desire of Lord Caitanya, give śrī-vārṣabhānavī-devī-dayitāya kṛpābdhaye
me shelter under his lotus feet? kṛṣṇa-sambandha-vijñāna-dāyine prabhave namaḥ
TRANSLATION
Mańgalācaraṇa I offer my respectful obeisances to Srī
vande ‘haṁ śrī-guroḥ śrī-yuta-pada-kamalaṁ Vārṣabhānavī-devī-dayita dāsa [another name of
śrīgurun vaiṣṇavāṁś ca Srīla Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī], who is favored by
śrī-rūpaṁ sāgrajātaṁ saha-gaṇa- Srīmatī Rādhārāṇī and who is the ocean of
raghunāthānvitaṁ taṁ sa jīvam transcendental mercy and the deliverer of the
sādvaitaṁ sāvadhūtaṁ parijana-sahitaṁ science of Kṛṣṇa.
kṛṣṇacaitanya-devaṁ
śrī-rādhā-kṛṣṇa-pādān saha-gaṇa-lalitā- mādhuryojjvala-premāḍhya-śrī-rūpānuga-bhaktida
śrīviśākhānvitāṁś ca śrī-gaura-karuṇā-śakti-vigrahāya namo ‘stu te
TRANSLATION TRANSLATION
I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus I offer my respectful obeisances unto you, the
feet of my spiritual master and of all the other personified energy of Srī Caitanya's mercy, who
preceptors on the path of devotional service. I deliver devotional service which is enriched with
offer my respectful obeisances unto all the conjugal love of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, coming exactly
Vaiṣṇavas and unto the six Gosvāmīs, including in the line of revelation of Srīla Rūpa Gosvāmī.
Srīla Rūpa Gosvāmī, Srīla Sanātana Gosvāmī,
Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Jīva Gosvāmī, and namas te gaura-vāṇī-śrī-mūrtaye dīna-tāriṇe
their associates. I offer my respectful obeisances rūpānuga-viruddhāpasiddhānta-dhvānta-hāriṇe
unto Advaita Ācārya Prabhu, Srī Nityānanda TRANSLATION
Prabhu, Srī Caitanya Mahāprabhu, and all His I offer my respectful obeisances unto you, who
devotees, headed by Srīvāsa Thākura. I then offer are the personified teachings of Lord Caitanya.
my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of You are the deliverer of the fallen souls. You do
Lord Kṛṣṇa, Srīmatī Rādhārānī, and all the gopīs, not tolerate any statement which is against the
headed by Lalitā and Viśākhā. teachings of devotional service enunciated by Srīla
Rūpa Gosvāmī.
Śrīla Prabhupāda Praṇati
nama oṁ viṣṇu-pādāya kṛṣṇa-preṣṭhāya bhū-tale Srīla Gaurakiśora Praṇati
śrīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine namo gaura-kiśorāya sākṣād-vairāgya-mūrtaye
TRANSLATION vipralambha-rasāmbhode pādāmbujāya te namaḥ
I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine TRANSLATION
Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda, I offer my respectful obeisances unto Gaura-kiśora
who is very dear to Lord Kṛṣṇa, having taken dāsa Bābājī Mahārāja [the spiritual master of Srīla
shelter at His lotus feet. Bhaktisiddhānta Sarasvatī], who is renunciation
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personified. He is always merged in a feeling of
separation and intense love of Kṛṣṇa. Srī Kṛṣṇa Praṇāma
he kṛṣṇa karuṇā-sindho dīna-bandho jagat-pate
Srīla Bhaktivinoda Praṇati gopeśa gopikā-kāntarādhā-kānta namo ‘stu te
namo bhaktivinodāya sac-cid-ānanda-nāmine TRANSLATION
gaura-śakti-svarūpāya rūpānuga-varāya te O my dear Kṛṣṇa, ocean of mercy, You are the
TRANSLATION friend of the distressed and the source of creation.
I offer my respectful obeisances unto You are the master of the cowherdmen and the
Saccidānanda Bhaktivinoda, who is transcendental lover of the gopīs, especially Rādhārāṇī. I offer my
energy of Caitanya Mahāprabhu. He is a strict respectful obeisances unto You.
follower of the Gosvāmīs, headed by Srīla Rūpa.
Sambandhādhideva Praṇāma
Srīla Jagannātha Praṇati jayatāṁ suratau paṅgor mama manda-mater gatī
gaurāvirbhāva-bhūmes tvaṁ mat-sarvasva-padāmbhojau rādhā-madana-
nirdeṣṭā saj-jana-priyaḥ mohanau
vaiṣṇava-sārvabhaumaḥ TRANSLATION
ṣrī-jagannāthāya te namaḥ Glory to the all-merciful Rādhā and Madana-
TRANSLATION mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet They are
I offer my respectful obeisances to Jagannātha my directors, and Their lotus feet are everything
dāsa Bābājī, who is respected by the entire to me.
Vaiṣṇava community and who discovered the
place where Lord Caitanya appeared. Abhidheyādhideva Praṇāma
dīvyad-vṛndāraṇya-kalpa-drumādhaḥ
Srī Vaiṣṇava Praṇāma śrīmad-ratnāgāra-siṁhāsana-sthau
vāñchā-kalpatarubhyaś ca kṛpā-sindhubhya eva ca śrīmad-rādhā-śrīla-govinda-devau
patitānāṁ pāvanebhyo vaiṣṇavebhyo namo preṣṭhālībhiḥ sevyamānau smarāmi
namaḥ TRANSLATION
TRANSLATION In a temple of jewels in Vṛndāvana, underneath a
I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the desire tree, Srī Srī Rādhā-Govinda, served by
Vaiṣṇava devotees of the Lord. They are just like Their most confidential associates, sit upon an
desire trees who can fulfill the desires of effulgent throne. I offer my most humble
everyone, and they are full of compassion for the obeisances unto Them.
fallen conditioned souls.
Prayojanādhideva Praṇāma
Śrī Gaurāṅga Praṇāma śrīmān rāsa-rasārambhī vaṁśī-vaṭa-taṭa-sthitaḥ
namo mahā-vadānyāya kṛṣṇa-prema-pradāya te karṣan veṇu-svanair gopīr gopīnāthaḥ śriye ‘stu
kṛṣṇāya kṛṣṇa-caitanya-nāmne gaura-tviṣe namaḥ naḥ
TRANSLATION TRANSLATION
O most munificent incarnation! You are Kṛṣṇa Srī Srīla Gopīnātha, who originated the
Himself appearing as Srī Kṛṣṇa Caitanya transcendental mellow of the rāsa dance, stands
Mahāprabhu. You have assumed the golden color on the shore in Vaṁśīvaṭa and attracts the
of Srīmatī Rādhārāṇī, and You are widely attention of the cowherd damsels with the sound
distributing pure love of Kṛṣṇa. We offer our of His celebrated flute. May they all confer upon
respectful obeisances unto You. us their benediction.

Srī Pañca-tattva Praṇāma Srī Rādhā Praṇāma


pañca-tattvātmakaṁ kṛṣṇaṁ tapta-kāñcana-gaurāṅgi rādhe vṛndāvaneśvari
bhakta-rūpasvarūpakam vṛṣabhānu-sute devī praṇamāmi hari-priye
bhaktāvatāraṁ bhaktākhyaṁ TRANSLATION
namāmi bhaktaśaktikam I offer my respects to Rādhārāṇī, whose bodily
TRANSLATION complexion is like molten gold and who is the
I offer my obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, Queen of Vṛndāvana. You are the daughter of
Kṛṣṇa, who is nondifferent from His features as a King Vṛṣabhānu, and You are very dear to Lord
devotee, devotional incarnation, devotional Kṛṣṇa.
manifestation, pure devotee, and devotional
energy.

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mind, and intelligence--one is situated on the
Pañca-tattva Mahā-mantra transcendental plane. This chanting of Hare Krsna,
(jaya) śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu nityānanda Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama,
śrī-advaita gadādhara śrīvāsādi-gaura-bhakta-vṛnda Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare is directly
TRANSLATION enacted from the spiritual platform, and thus this
Srī Caitanya Mahāprabhu is always accompanied sound vibration surpasses all lower strata of
by His plenary expansion Srī Nityānanda Prabhu, consciousness-- namely sensual, mental, and
His incarnation Srī Advaita Prabhu, His internal intellectual. There is no need, therefore, to
potency Srī Gadādhara Prabhu, and His marginal understand the language of the mantra, nor is
potency Srīvāsa Prabhu. He is in the midst of there any need for mental speculation or any
them as the Supreme Personality of Godhead. intellectual adjustment for chanting this maha-
mantra. It springs automatically from the spiritual
Hare Kṛṣṇa Mahā-mantra platform, and as such, anyone can take part in the
HARE KṚṢṆA HARE KṚṢṆA chanting without any previous qualification, and
KṚṢṆA KṚṢṆA HARE HARE dance in ecstasy.
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA We have seen this practically. Even a child can
RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE take part in the chanting, or even a dog can take
PURPORT by His Divine Grace A. C. part in it. Of course, for one who is too entangled
Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada in material life, it takes a little more time to come
The transcendental vibration established by the to the standard point, but even such a materially
chanting of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, engrossed man is raised to the spiritual platform
Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, very quickly. When the mantra is chanted by a
Hare Hare is the sublime method of reviving our pure devotee of the Lord in love, it has the
Krsna consciousness. As living spiritual souls we greatest efficacy on the hearers, and as such, this
are all originally Krsna conscious entities, but due chanting should be heard from the lips of a pure
to our association with matter from time devotee of the Lord, so that immediate effects can
immemorial, our consciousness is now polluted by be achieved. As far as possible, chanting from the
the material atmosphere. The material lips of non devotees should be avoided. Milk
atmosphere, in which we are now living, is called touched by the lips of a serpent has poisonous
Maya, or illusion. Maya means “that which is not.” effects.
And what is this illusion? The illusion is that we The word Hara is the form of addressing the
are all trying to be lords of material nature, while energy of the Lord, and the words Krsna and
actually we are under the grip of her stringent Rama are forms of addressing the Lord Himself.
laws. When a servant artificially tries to imitate Both Krsna and Rama mean “the supreme
the all powerful master, this is called illusion. In pleasure,” and Hara is the supreme pleasure
this polluted concept of life, we are all trying to energy of the Lord, changed to Hare in the
exploit the resources of material nature, but vocative. The supreme pleasure energy of the
actually we are becoming more and more Lord helps us to reach the Lord.
entangled in her complexities. Therefore, although The material energy, called Maya, is also one of
we are engaged in a hard struggle to conquer the multi energies of the Lord. And we, the living
nature, we are ever more dependent on her. This entities, are also the energy--marginal energy--of
illusory struggle against material nature can be the Lord. The living entities are described as
stopped at once by revival of our Krsna superior to material energy. When the superior
consciousness. energy is in contact with the inferior energy, an
Krsna consciousness is not an artificial imposition incompatible situation arises; but when the
on the mind; this consciousness is the original superior marginal energy is in contact with the
energy of the living entity. When we hear the superior energy, called Hara, the living entity is
transcendental vibration, this consciousness is established in his happy, normal condition.
revived. And this process is recommended for this These three words, namely Hare, Krsna, and
age by authorities. By practical experience also, Rama, are the transcendental seeds of the maha-
one can perceive that by chanting this maha mantra. The chanting is a spiritual call for the Lord
mantra, or the Great Chanting for Deliverance, and His internal energy, Hara, to give protection
one can at once feel a transcendental ecstasy to the conditioned soul. This chanting is exactly
coming through from the spiritual stratum. And like the genuine cry of a child for its mother.
when one is factually on the plane of spiritual Mother Hara helps the devotee achieve the grace
understanding--surpassing the stages of senses, of the supreme father, Hari, or Krsna, and the
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Lord reveals Himself to the devotee who chants (7)
this mantra sincerely. sākṣād-dharitvena samasta-śāstrair
No other means of spiritual realization, therefore, uktas tathā bhāvyata eva sadbhiḥ
is as effective in this age as chanting the maha- kintu prabhor yaḥ priya eva tasya
mantra. Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam
Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, (8)
Hare Hare. yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādo
yasyāprasādān na gatiḥ kuto ‘pi
Temple Program Prayers dhyāyan stuvaṁs tasya yaśas tri-sandhyaṁ
vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam
Song Name: Samsara Davanala Lidha TRANSLATION
Official Name: Śrī Śrī Gurv-aṣṭaka (Eight 1) The spiritual master is receiving benediction
Prayers to the Guru) (Mangala Arati) from the ocean of mercy. Just as a cloud pours
Author: Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura water on a forest fire to extinguish it, so the
Book Name: Stavamrta Lahari spiritual master delivers the materially afflicted
Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, who world by extinguishing the blazing fire of material
appeared in the middle of the seventeenth existence. I offer my respectful obeisances unto
century, is a great spiritual master in the Krsna the lotus feet of such a spiritual master, who is an
conscious chain of gurus and disciples. He says, ocean of auspicious qualities.
“One who, with great care and alteration, loudly 2) Chanting the holy name, dancing in ecstasy,
recites this beautiful prayer to the spiritual master singing, and playing musical instruments, the
during the Brahma-muhurta obtains direct service spiritual master is always gladdened by the
to Krsna, the Lord of Vrndavana, at the time of his sańkīrtana movement of Lord Caitanya
death.” Mahāprabhu. Because he is relishing the mellows
(1) of pure devotion within his mind, sometimes his
saṁsāra-dāvānala-līḍha-loka hair stands on end, he feels quivering in his body,
trāṇāya kāruṇya-ghanāghanatvam and tears flow from his eyes like waves. I offer my
prāptasya kalyāṇa-guṇārṇavasya respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a
vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam spiritual master.
(2) 3) The spiritual master is always engaged in the
mahāprabhoḥ kīrtana-nṛtya-gīta temple worship of Srī Srī Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa. He
vāditra-mādyan-manaso rasena also engages his disciples in such worship. They
romāñca -kampāśru-taraṅga-bhājo dress the Deities in beautiful clothes and
vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam ornaments, clean Their temple, and perform other
(3) similar worship of the Lord. I offer my respectful
śrī-vigrahārādhana-nitya-nānā obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual
śṛṅgāra-tan-mandira-mārjanādau master.
yuktasya bhaktāṁś ca niyuñjato ‘pi 4) The spiritual master is always offering Kṛṣṇa
vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam four kinds of delicious food [analyzed as that
(4) which is licked, chewed, drunk, and sucked].
catur-vidha-śrī-bhagavat-prasāda When the spiritual master sees that the devotees
svādvanna-tṛptān hari-bhakta-saṅghān are satisfied by eating bhagavat-prasāda, he is
kṛtvaiva tṛptiṁ bhajataḥ sadaiva satisfied. I offer my respectful obeisances unto
vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam the lotus feet of such a spiritual master.
(5) 5) The spiritual master is always eager to hear
śrī-rādhikā-mādhavayor apāra and chant about the unlimited conjugal pastimes
mādhurya-līlā guṇa-rūpa-nāmnām of Rādhikā and Mādhava, and Their qualities,
prati-kṣaṇāsvādana-lolupasya names, and forms. The spiritual master aspires to
vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam relish these at every moment. I offer my
(6) respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a
nikuñja-yūno rati-keli-siddhyai spiritual master.
yā yālibhir yuktir apekṣaṇīyā 6) The spiritual master is very dear, because he is
tatrāti-dākṣyād ati-vallabhasya expert in assisting the gopīs, who at different
vande guroḥ śrī-caraṇāravindam times make different tasteful arrangements for the
perfection of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa's conjugal loving
affairs within the groves of Vṛndāvana. I offer my
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most humble obeisances unto the lotus feet of
such a spiritual master. Song Name: Jaya Narasimha Sri Narasimha
7) The spiritual master is to be honored as much Author: Vyasadeva
as the Supreme Lord, because he is the most Book Name: Brahmanda Purana
confidential servitor of the Lord. This is jaya narasimha sri narasimha
acknowledged in all revealed scriptures and jaya jaya narasimhadeva
followed by all authorities. Therefore I offer my praladesa jaya padma
respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a mukha padma bhrnga
spiritual master, who is a bona fide representative TRANSLATION
of Srī Hari [Kṛṣṇa]. Glories to Lord Nrsimha, Sri Nrsimha, All Glories to
8) By the mercy of the spiritual master one Lord Nrsimhadeva. The Lord of Prahlada, like a
receives the benediction of Kṛṣṇa. Without the honeybee, is always engaged in beholding the
grace of the spiritual master, one cannot make lotuslike face of the goddess of fortune.
any advancement. Therefore, I should always
remember and praise the spiritual master. At least Song Name: Ugra Vīraṁ Mahāviṣṇu
three times a day I should offer my respectful Official Name: Nrsimha Kavaca Bica Mantra
obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual ugra vīraṁ mahāviṣṇu
master. jvalantam sarvato mukhaṁ
nṛsimhaṁ bhiṣaṇaṁ bhadraṁ
Song Name: Namaste Narasimhaya mṛtyor mṛtyuṁ namāy’ahaṁ
Official Name: Śrī Nṛsiṁha Praṇāma TRANSLATION
Author: Vyasadeva 'May my head be protected by the moon colored
Book Name: Nrsimha Purana one, who is the greatest among humans. My
(1) obeisances unto the ferocious and powerful, the
namas te narasiṁhāya great Visnu, the fiery one, who's faces are on all
prahlādāhlāda-dāyine sides, the fearful one, Nrsimha, who causes the
hiraṇyakaśipor vakṣaḥ- death of even death personified, (or who can
śilā-ṭaṅka-nakhālaye overcome death)
(2)
ito nṛsiṁhaḥ parato nṛsiṁho Song Name: Namo Namah Tulasi Krsna
yato yato yāmi tato nṛsiṁhaḥ Preyasi
bahir nṛsiṁho hṛdaye nṛsiṁho Official Name: Sri Tulasi Kirtana (Tulasi
nṛsiṁham ādiṁ śaraṇaṁ prapadye Arati)
(3) Author: Krsna Dasa
tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-śṛṅgaṁ Sri Tulasi Pranama
dalita-hiraṇyakaśipu-tanu-bhṛṅgam vṛndāyai tulasī-devyai priyāyai keśavasya ca
keśava dhṛta-narahari-rūpa jaya jagadīśa hare kṛṣṇa-bhakti-prade devi satyavatyai namo namaḥ
(The above verse is the 4th verse from Sri Sri Tulasi Kirtana
Dasavatara Stotram by Jayadeva Goswami) (1)
TRANSLATION namo namaḥ tulasī kṛṣṇa-preyasi namo namaḥ
1) I offer my obeisances to Lord Narasimha, who rādhā-kṛṣṇa-sevā pābo ei abilāṣī
gives joy to Prahlada Maharaja and whose nails (2)
are like chisels on the stone like chest of the ye tomāra śaraṇa loy, tara vāñchā pūrṇa hoy
demon Hiranyakasipu. kṛpā kori’ koro tāre vṛndāvana-vāsi
2) Lord Nrsimha is here and also there. Wherever (3)
I go Lord Nrsimha is there. He is in the heart and mora ei abhilāṣa, vilāsa kuñje dio vāsa
is outside as well. I surrender to Lord Nrsimha, nayana heribo sadā yugala-rūpa-rāśi
the origin of all things and the supreme refuge. (4)
3) O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, ei nivedana dhara, sakhīra anugata koro
who have assumed the form of half-man, half- sevā-adhikāra diye koro nīja dāsī
lion. All glories to You! Just as one can easily (5)
crush a wasp between one's fingernails, so in the dīna kṛṣṇa-dāse koy, ei yena mora hoy
same way the body of the wasp like demon śrī-rādhā-govinda-preme sadā yena bhāsi
Hiranyakasipu has been ripped apart by the
wonderful pointed nails on Your beautiful lotus
hands.
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Sri Tulasi Pradakasina mantra (3)
yāni kāni ca pāpāni brahma-hatyādikāni ca tṛṇād api sunīcena
tāni tāni praṇaśyanti pradakṣiṇaḥ pade pade taror api sahiṣṇunā
TRANSLATION amāninā mānadena
Introductory verse: I offer my repeated kīrtanīyaḥ sadā hariḥ
obeisances unto Vrnda, Srimati Tulasi Devi, who is (4)
very dear to Lord Kesava. O goddess, you bestow na dhanaṁ na janaṁ na sundarīṁ
devotional service to Lord Krsna and possess the kavitāṁ vā jagad-īśa kāmaye
highest truth. mama janmani janmanīśvare
1) O Tulasi, beloved of Krsna, I bow before you bhavatād bhaktir ahaitukī tvayi
again and again. My desire is to obtain the service (5)
of Sri Sri Radha-Krsna. ayi nanda-tanuja kiṅkaraṁ
2) Whoever takes shelter of you has his wishes patitaṁ māṁ viṣame bhavāmbudhau
fulfilled. Bestowing your mercy on him, you make kṛpayā tava pāda-paṅkajasthita-
him a resident of Vrndavana. dhūlī-sadṛśaṁ vicintaya
3) My desire is that you will also grant me a (6)
residence in the pleasure groves of Sri Vrndavana- nayanaṁ galad-aśru-dhārayā
dhama. Thus, within my vision I will always vadanaṁ gadgada-ruddhayā girā
behold the beautiful pastimes of Radha and Krsna. pulakair nicitaṁ vapuḥ kadā
4) I beg you to make me a follower of the tava-nāma-grahaṇe bhaviṣyati
cowherd damsels of Vraja. Please give me the (7)
privilege of devotional service and make me your yugāyitaṁ nimeṣeṇa
own maidservant. cakṣuṣā prāvṛṣāyitam
5) Dina Krsnadasa prays, ''May I always swim in śūnyāyitaṁ jagat sarvaṁ
the love of Sri Radha and Govinda. govinda-viraheṇa me
By the circumambulation of Srimati Tulasi Devi all (8)
the sins that one may have committed are āśliṣya vā pāda-ratāṁ pinaṣṭu mām
destroyed at every step, even the sin of killing a adarśanān marma-hatāṁ karotu vā
brahmana. yathā tathā vā vidadhātu lampaṭo
mat-prāṇa-nāthas tu sa eva nāparaḥ
Song Name: Ceto Darpana Marjanam TRANSLATION
Official Name: Śrī Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka 1) Glory to the sri-krsna-sankirtana, which
Composed By: Lord Sri Caitanya cleanses the heart of all the dust accumulated for
Mahaprabhu years and extinguishes the fire of conditional life,
Book Name: Caitanya Caritamrta (Section: of repeated birth and death. This sankirtana
Antya Lila Chapter 20 Verses 12, 16, 21, 29, 32, movement is the prime benediction for humanity
36, 39 and 47) at large because it spreads the rays of the
Author: Krsnadasa Kaviraja benediction moon. It is the life of all
(1) transcendental knowledge. It increases the ocean
ceto-darpaṇa-mārjanaṁ of transcendental bliss, and it enables us to fully
bhava-mahā-dāvāgni-nirvāpaṇaṁ taste the nectar for which we are always anxious.
śreyaḥ-kairava-candrikā-vitaraṇaṁ 2) O my Lord, Your holy name alone can render
vidyā-vadhū-jīvanam all benediction to living beings, and thus You have
ānandāmbudhi-vardhanaṁ prati-padaṁ hundreds and millions of names, like Krsna and
pūrṇāmṛtāsvādanaṁ Govinda. In these transcendental names You have
sarvātma-snapanaṁ paraṁ vijayate invested all Your transcendental energies. There
śrī-kṛṣṇa-saṇkīrtanam are not even hard and fast rules for chanting
(2) these names. O my Lord, out of kindness You
nāmnām akāri bahudhā nija-sarva-śaktis enable us to easily approach You by Your holy
tatrārpitā niyamitaḥ smaraṇe na kālaḥ names, but I am so unfortunate that I have no
etādṛśī tava kṛpā bhagavan mamāpi attraction for them.
durdaivam īdṛśam ihājani nānurāgaḥ 3) One should chant the holy name of the Lord in
a humble state of mind, thinking oneself lower
than the straw in the street; one should be more
tolerant than a tree, devoid of all sense of false
prestige, and should be ready to offer all respect
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to others. In such a state of mind one can chant 9) To instruct a faithless person about the
the holy name of the Lord constantly. glories of the holy name
4) O almighty Lord, I have no desire to 10) To not have complete faith in the chanting of
accumulate wealth, nor do I desire beautiful the holy name and to maintain material
women nor do I want any number of followers. I attachments, even after understanding so
only want Your causeless devotional service, birth many instructions on this matter. It is also an
after birth. offense to be inattentive while chanting.
5) O son of Maharaja Nanda (Krsna), I am Your Every devotee who claims to be Vaishnava must
eternal servitor, yet somehow or other I have guard against these offenses in order to quickly
fallen into the ocean of birth and death. Please achieve the desired success – KRISHNA PREMA
pick me up from this ocean of death and place me
as one of the atoms at Your lotus feet. Let us offer our humble obeisances to all the
6) O my Lord, when will my eyes be decorated Vaishnava devotees of the Lord, who are just like
with tears of love flowing constantly when I chant desire tress, who can fulfill all desires and are full
Your holy name? When will my voice choke up, of compassion for the fallen conditioned souls.
and when will the hairs of my body stand on end vāñchā-kalpatarubhyaś ca
at the recitation of Your name? kṛpā-sindhubhya eva ca
7) O Govinda! Feeling Your separations I am patitānāṁ pāvanebhyo
considering a moment to be like twelve years or vaiṣṇavebhyo namo namaḥ
more. Tears are flowing from my eyes like
torrents of rain, and I am feeling all vacant in the Song Name: Sri Guru Carana Padma
world in Your absence. Official Name: Śrī Guru Vandana (The
8) I know no one but Krsna as my Lord, and He Worship of Śrī Guru) (Guru Puja)
shall remain so even if He handles me roughly by Author: Narottama Das Thakura
His embrace or makes me brokenhearted by not Book Name: Prema Bhakti Candrika
being present before me. He is completely free to (1)
do anything and everything, for He is always my śrī-guru-caraṇa-padma, kevala-bhakati-sadma,
worshipful Lord, unconditionally bando mui sāvadhāna mate
jāhāra prasāde bhāi, e bhava toriyā jāi,
Song Name: The Ten Offenses to the Holy kṛṣṇa-prāpti hoy jāhā ha’te
Name (2)
Official Name: The Ten Offenses to the Holy guru-mukha-padma-vākya, cittete koriyā aikya,
Name ār nā koriho mane āśā
Author: Vyasadeva śrī-guru-caraṇe rati, ei se uttama-gati,
Book Name: Padma Purana (Section: Brahma je prasāde pūre sarva āśā
Khanda 25.15–18) (3)
1) To blaspheme the devotees who have cakhu-dān dilo jei, janme janme prabhu sei,
dedicated their lives for propagating the holy divya jñān hṛde prokāśito
name of the Lord. prema-bhakti jāhā hoite, avidyā vināśa jāte,
2) To consider the names of demigods like Lord vede gāy jāhāra carito
Shiva or Lord Brahma to be equal to or (4)
independent of the name of the Lord Vishnu. śrī-guru karuṇā-sindhu, adhama janāra bandhu,
3) To disobey the orders of the spiritual master. lokanāth lokera jīvana
4) To blaspheme the vedic scriptures or hā hā prabhu koro doyā, deho more pada-chāyā,
scriptures in pursuance to the vedic version. ebe jaśa ghuṣuk tribhuvana
5) To consider the glories of chanting Hare TRANSLATION
Krishna to be an imagination. 1) The lotus feet of our spiritual master are the
6) To give some interpretations to the holy only way by which we can attain pure devotional
name of the Lord. service. I bow to his lotus feet with great awe and
7) To commit sinful activities on the strength of reverence. By his grace one can cross the ocean
the holy name. of material suffering and obtain the mercy of
8) To consider the chanting of Hare Krishna as Krsna.
one of the auspicious ritualistic activities 2) My only wish is to have my consciousness
which are offered in the Vedas as frutive purified by the words emanating from his lotus
activities (Karma kanda). mouth. Attachment to his lotus feet is the
perfection that fulfills all desires.
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3) He opens my darkened eyes and fills my heart (8)
with transcendental knowledge. He is my Lord eko 'py asau racayituṁ jagad-aṇḍa-koṭiṁ
birth after birth. From him ecstatic prema yac-chaktir asti jagad-aṇḍa-cayā yad-antaḥ
emanates; by him ignorance is destroyed. The aṇḍāntara-stha-paramāṇu-cayāntara-stham-
Vedic scriptures sing of his character. govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
4) Our spiritual master is the ocean of mercy, the (9)
friend of the poor, and the lord and master of the yad-bhāva-bhāvita-dhiyo manujās tathaiva
devotees. O Lokanatha Goswami! O master! Be samprāpya rūpa-mahimāsana-yāna-bhūṣāḥ
merciful unto me. Give me the shade of your lotus sūktair yam eva nigama-prathitaiḥ stuvanti
feet. Your fame is spread all over the three govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
worlds. (10)
ānanda-cinmaya-rasa-pratibhāvitābhis
Song Name: Isvara Parama Krsna tābhir ya eva nija-rūpatayā kalābhiḥ
Official Name: Brahma Samhita goloka eva nivasaty akhilātma-bhūto
Spoken By: Lord Brahma to Lord Govinda govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
Book Name: Brahma Samhita (Section: (11)
Chapter 5 Verses 1, 28 – 62) premāñjana-cchurita-bhakti-vilocanena
Author: Vyasadeva santaḥ sadaiva hṛdayeṣu vilokayanti
(1) yaṁ śyāmasundaram acintya-guṇa-svarūpaṁ
īśvaraḥ paramaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
sac-cid-ānanda-vigrahaḥ (12)
anādir ādir govindaḥ rāmādi-mūrtiṣu kalā-niyamena tiṣṭhan
sarva-kāraṇa-kāraṇam nānāvatāram akarod bhuvaneṣu kintu
(2) kṛṣṇaḥ svayaṁ samabhavat paramaḥ pumān yo
cintāmaṇi-prakara-sadmasu kalpa-vṛkṣa- govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
lakṣāvṛteṣu surabhir abhipālayantam (13)
lakṣmī-sahasra-śata-sambhrama-sevyamānaṁ yasya prabhā prabhavato jagad-aṇḍa-koṭi-
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi koṭiṣv aśeṣa-vasudhādi vibhūti-bhinnam
(3) tad brahma niṣkalam anantam aśeṣa-bhūtaṁ
veṇuṁ kvaṇantam aravinda-dalāyatākṣam- govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
barhāvataṁsam asitāmbuda-sundarāńgam (14)
kandarpa-koṭi-kamanīya-viśeṣa-śobhaṁ māyā hi yasya jagad-aṇḍa-śatāni sūte
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi traiguṇya-tad-viṣaya-veda-vitāyamānā
(4) sattvāvalambi-para-sattvaṁ viśuddha-sattvam-
ālola-candraka-lasad-vanamālya-vaṁśī- govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
ratnāńgadaṁ praṇaya-keli-kalā-vilāsam (15)
śyāmaṁ tri-bhańga-lalitaṁ niyata-prakāśaṁ ānanda-cinmaya-rasātmatayā manaḥsu
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi yaḥ prāṇināṁ pratiphalan smaratām upetya
(5) līlāyitena bhuvanāni jayaty ajasram-
ańgāni yasya sakalendriya-vṛtti-manti govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
paśyanti pānti kalayanti ciraṁ jaganti (16)
ānanda-cinmaya-sad-ujjvala-vigrahasya goloka-nāmni nija-dhāmni tale ca tasya
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi devi maheśa-hari-dhāmasu teṣu teṣu
(6) te te prabhāva-nicayā vihitāś ca yena
advaitam acyutam anādim ananta-rūpam govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
ādyaṁ purāṇa-puruṣaṁ nava-yauvanaṁ ca (17)
vedeṣu durlabham adurlabham ātma-bhaktau sṛṣṭi-sthiti-pralaya-sādhana-śaktir ekā
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi chāyeva yasya bhuvanāni bibharti durgā
(7) icchānurūpam api yasya ca ceṣṭate sā
panthās tu koṭi-śata-vatsara-sampragamyo govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi
vāyor athāpi manaso muni-puńgavānām (18)
so 'py asti yat-prapada-sīmny avicintya-tattve kṣīraṁ yathā dadhi vikāra-viśeṣa-yogāt
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi sañjāyate na hi tataḥ pṛthag asti hetoḥ
yaḥ śambhutām api tathā samupaiti kāryād
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi

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dīpārcir eva hi daśāntaram abhyupetya śriyaḥ kāntāḥ kāntaḥ parama-puruṣaḥ kalpa-
dīpāyate vivṛta-hetu-samāna-dharmā taravo
yas tādṛg eva hi ca viṣṇutayā vibhāti drumā bhūmiś cintāmaṇi-gaṇa-mayi toyam
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi amṛtam
(20) kathā gānaṁ nāṭyaṁ gamanam api vaṁśī priya-
yaḥ kāraṇārṇava-jale bhajati sma yoga- sakhi
nidrām ananta-jagad-aṇḍa-sa-roma-kūpaḥ cid-ānandaṁ jyotiḥ param api tad āsvādyam api
ādhāra-śaktim avalambya parāṁ sva-mūrtiṁ ca
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi sa yatra kṣīrābdhiḥ sravati surabhībhyaś ca su-
(21) mahān
yasyaika-niśvasita-kālam athāvalambya nimeṣārdhākhyo vā vrajati na hi yatrāpi samayaḥ
jīvanti loma-vilajā jagad-aṇḍa-nāthāḥ bhaje śvetadvīpaṁ tam aham iha golokam iti yaṁ
viṣṇur mahān sa iha yasya kalā-viśeṣo vidantas te santaḥ kṣiti-virala-cārāḥ katipaye
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi TRANSLATION
(22) 1) Krsna who is known as Govinda is the Supreme
bhāsvān yathāśma-śakaleṣu nijeṣu tejaḥ Godhead. He has an eternal blissful spiritual body.
svīyam kiyat prakaṭayaty api tadvad atra He is the origin of all. He has no other origin and
brahmā ya eṣa jagad-aṇḍa-vidhāna-kartā He is the prime cause of all causes.
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi 2) I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, the first
(23) progenitor who is tending the cows, yielding all
yat-pāda-pallava-yugaṁ vinidhāya kumbha- desire, in abodes built with spiritual gems,
dvandve praṇāma-samaye sa gaṇādhirājaḥ surrounded by millions of purpose trees, always
vighnān vihantum alam asya jagat-trayasya served with great reverence and affection by
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi hundreds of thousands of lakshmis or gopis.
(24) 3) I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is
agnir mahi gaganam ambu marud diśaś ca adept in playing on His flute, with blooming eyes
kālas tathātma-manasīti jagat-trayāṇi like lotus petals with head decked with peacock's
yasmād bhavanti vibhavanti viśanti yaṁ ca feather, with the figure of beauty tinged with the
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi hue of blue clouds, and His unique loveliness
(25) charming millions of Cupids.
yac-cakṣur eṣa savitā sakala-grahāṇāṁ 4) I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, round
rājā samasta-sura-mūrtir aśeṣa-tejāḥ whose neck is swinging a garland of flowers
yasyājñayā bhramati sambhṛta-kāla-cakro beautified with the moon-locket, whose two hands
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi are adorned with the flute and jeweled
(26) ornaments, who always revels in pastimes of love,
dharmo 'tha pāpa-nicayaḥ śrutayas tapāṁsi whose graceful threefold-bending form of
brahmādi-kīṭa-patagāvadhayaś ca jīvāḥ Syamasundara is eternally manifest.
yad-datta-mātra-vibhava-prakaṭa-prabhāvā 5) I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, whose
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi transcendental form is full of bliss, truth,
(27) substantiality and is thus full of the most dazzling
yas tv indragopam athavendram aho sva-karma- splendor. Each of the limbs of that transcendental
bandhānurūpa-phala-bhājanam ātanoti figure possesses in Himself, the full-fledged
karmāṇi nirdahati kintu ca bhakti-bhājāṁ functions of all the organs, and eternally sees,
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi maintains and manifests the infinite universes,
(28) both spiritual and mundane.
yaṁ krodha-kāma-sahaja-praṇayādi-bhīti- 6) I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is
vātsalya-moha-guru-gaurava-sevya-bhāvaiḥ inaccessible to the Vedas, but obtainable by pure
sañcintya tasya sadṛśīṁ tanum āpur ete unalloyed devotion of the soul, who is without a
govindam ādi-puruṣaṁ tam ahaṁ bhajāmi second, who is not subject to decay, is without a
beginning, whose form is endless, who is the
beginning, and the eternal purusha; yet He is a
person possessing the beauty of blooming youth.
7) I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, only the
tip of the toe of whose lotus feet is approached by
the yogis who aspire after the transcendental and
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betake themselves to pranayama by drilling the 16) Lowest of all is located Devi-dhama [mundane
respiration; or by the jnanis who try to find out world], next above it is Mahesa-dhama [abode of
the non-differentiated Brahman by the process of Mahesa]; above Mahesa-dhama is placed Hari-
elimination of the mundane, extending over dhama [abode of Hari] and above them all is
thousands of millions of years. located Krishna's own realm named Goloka. I
8) He is an undifferentiated entity as there is no adore the primeval Lord Govinda, who has allotted
distinction between potency and the possessor their respective authorities to the rulers of those
thereof. In His work of creation of millions of graded realms.
worlds, His potency remains inseparable. All the 17) The external potency Maya who is of the
universes exist in Him and He is present in His nature of the shadow of the cit potency, is
fullness in every one of the atoms that are worshiped by all people as Durga, the creating,
scattered throughout the universe, at one and the preserving and destroying agency of this mundane
same time. Such is the primeval Lord whom I world. I adore the primeval Lord Govinda in
adore. accordance with whose will Durga conducts
9) I adore the same Govinda, the primeval Lord, herself.
in whose praise men, who are imbued with 18) Just as milk is transformed into curd by the
devotion, sing the mantra-suktas told by the action of acids, but yet the effect curd is neither
Vedas, by gaining their appropriate beauty, same as, nor different from, its cause, viz., milk,
greatness, thrones, conveyances and ornaments. so I adore the primeval Lord Govinda of whom the
10) I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, residing state of Sambhu is a transformation for the
in His own realm, Goloka, with Radha, resembling performance of the work of destruction.
His own spiritual figure, the embodiment of the 19) The light of one candle being communicated
ecstatic potency possessed of the sixty-four to other candles, although it burns separately in
artistic activities, in the company of Her them, is the same in its quality. I adore the
confidantes [sakhis], embodiments of the primeval Lord Govinda who exhibits Himself
extensions of Her bodily form, permeated and equally in the same mobile manner in His various
vitalized by His ever-blissful spiritual rasa. manifestations.
11) I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is 20) I adore the primeval Lord Govinda who
Syamasundara, Krishna Himself with inconceivable assuming His own great subjective form, who
innumerable attributes, whom the pure devotees bears the name of Sesha, replete with the all-
see in their heart of hearts with the eye of accommodating potency, and reposing in the
devotion tinged with the salve of love. Causal Ocean with the infinity of the world in the
12) I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who pores of His hair, enjoys creative sleep [yoga-
manifested Himself personally as Krishna and the nidra].
different avataras in the world in the forms of 21) Brahma and other lords of the mundane
Rama, Nrisimha, Vamana, etc., as His subjective worlds, appearing from the pores of hair of Maha-
portions. Vishnu, remain alive as long as the duration of
13) I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, whose one exhalation of the latter [Maha-Vishnu]. I
effulgence is the source of the nondifferentiated adore the primeval Lord Govinda of whose
Brahman mentioned in the Upanishads, being subjective personality Maha-Vishnu is the portion
differentiated from the infinity of glories of the of portion.
mundane universe appears as the indivisible, 22) I adore the primeval Lord Govinda from whom
infinite, limitless, truth. the separated subjective portion Brahma receives
14) I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, who is his power for the regulation of the mundane
the absolute substantive principle being the world, just as the sun manifests some portion of
ultimate entity in the form of the support of all his own light in all the effulgent gems that bear
existence whose external potency embodies the the names of suryakanta, etc.
threefold mundane qualities, viz., sattva, rajas, 23) I adore the primeval Lord Govinda, whose
and tamas and diffuses the Vedic knowledge lotus feet are always held by Ganesa upon the
regarding the mundane world. pair of tumuli protruding from his elephant head
15) I worship Govinda, the primeval Lord, whose in order to obtain power for his function of
glory ever triumphantly dominates the mundane destroying all the obstacles on the path of
world by the activity of His own pastimes, being progress of the three worlds.
reflected in the mind of recollecting souls as the 24) The three worlds are composed of the nine
transcendental entity of ever-blissful cognitive elements, viz., fire, earth, ether, water, air,
rasa. direction, time, soul and mind. I adore the
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primeval Lord Govinda from whom they originate, TRANSLATION
in whom they exist and into whom they enter at 1) Krsna is the lover of Radha. He displays many
the time of the universal cataclysm. amorous pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana, He
25) The sun who is the king of all the planets, full is the lover of the cowherd maidens of Vraja, and
of infinite effulgence, the image of the good soul, the holder of the great hill named Govardhana.
is as the eye of this world. I adore the primeval 2) He is the beloved son of mother Yasoda, the
Lord Govinda in pursuance of whose order the sun delighter of the inhabitants of Vraja, and He
performs his journey mounting the wheel of time. wanders in the forests along the banks of the
26) I adore the primeval Lord Govinda, by whose River Yamuna!
conferred power are maintained the manifested
potencies, that are found to exist, of all virtues, all Song Name: Maha Prasade Govinde
vices, the Vedas, the penances and all jivas, from Author: Vyasadeva
Brahma to the meanest insect. Book Name: Skandha Purana (Mahabharata)
27) I adore the primeval Lord Govinda, who burns mahā-prasāde govinde
up to their roots all fruitive activities of those who nāma-brahmaṇi vaiṣṇave
are imbued with devotion and impartially ordains svalpa-puṇyavatāṁ rājan
for each the due enjoyment of the fruits of one's viśvāso naiva jāyate
activities, of all those who walk in the path of TRANSLATION
work, in accordance with the chain of their O king, for those who have amassed very few
previously performed works, no less in the case of pious activities, their faith in maha-prasada, in Sri
the tiny insect that bears the name of indragopa Govinda, in the Holy Name and in the Vaisnava is
than in that of Indra, king of the devas. never born.
28) I adore the primeval Lord Govinda, the
meditators of whom, by meditating upon Him Song Name: Sarira Avidya Jala
under the sway of wrath, amorous passion, Official Name: Prasada Sevaya 1 (Songs for
natural friendly love, fear, parental affection, the Honoring of Spiritual Food)
delusion, reverence and willing service, attain to Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
bodily forms befitting the nature of their Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Prasada
contemplation. Sevaya Song 1)
29) I worship that transcendental seat, known as (1)
Svetadvipa where as loving consorts the Laksmis bhāi-re!
in their unalloyed spiritual essence practice the śarīra abidyā-jāl, joḍendriya tāhe kāl,
amorous service of the Supreme Lord Krishna as jīve phele viṣaya-sāgore
their only lover; where every tree is a tā'ra madhye jihwā ati, lobhamoy sudurmati,
transcendental purpose tree; where the soil is the tā'ke jetā kaṭhina saṁsāre
purpose gem, all water is nectar, every word is a (2)
song, every gait is a dance, the flute is the kṛṣṇa baro doyāmoy, koribāre jihwā jay,
favorite attendant, effulgence is full of swa-prasād-anna dilo bhāi
transcendental bliss and the supreme spiritual sei annāmṛta pāo, rādhā-kṛṣṇa-guṇa gāo,
entities are all enjoyable and tasty, where preme ḍāko caitanya-nitāi
numberless milk cows always emit transcendental TRANSLATION
oceans of milk; where there is eternal existence of 1) O brothers! This material body is a network of
transcendental time, who is ever present and ignorance, and the senses are one's deadly
without past or future and hence is not subject to enemies, for they throw the soul into the ocean of
the quality of passing away even for the space of material sense enjoyment. Among the senses, the
half a moment. That realm is known as Goloka tongue is the most voracious and verily wicked; it
only to a very few self-realized souls in this world. is very difficult to conquer the tongue in this
world.
Song Name: Jaya Radha Madhava 2) O brothers! Lord Krsna is very merciful-just to
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura control the tongue He has given us the remnants
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Sri Krsnaer of His own food! Now please eat these nectarean
Vimsottara Sata Nama Song 4) grains while singing the glories of Their Lordships
(jaya) rādhā-mādhava (jaya) kuñja-bihārī Sri Sri Radha and Krsna, and in love call out
(jaya) gopī-jana-vallabha (jaya) giri-vara-dhārī "Caitanya! Nitai!"
(jaya) jaśodā-nandana, (jaya) braja-jana-rañjana,
(jaya) jāmuna-tīra-vana-cārī
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Song Name: Ek Din Santipure bahu-koṭi candra jini’ vadana ujjvala
Official Name: Prasad-Sevaya 2 (Songs for gala-deśe bana-mālā kore jhalamala
the Honoring of Spiritual Food) (7)
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura śiva-śuka-nārada preme gada-gada
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Prasada bhakativinoda dekhe gorāra sampada
Sevaya Song 2) TRANSLATION
(1) 1) All glories, all glories to the beautiful arati
bhāi-re! ceremony of Lord Caitanya. This Gaura-arati is
eka-dina śāntipure, prabhu adwaitera ghare, taking place in a grove on the banks of the
dui prabhu bhojane bosilo Jahnavi (Ganges) and is attracting the minds of all
śāk kori' āswādana, prabhu bole bhakta-gaṇa, living entities in the universe.
ei śāk kṛṣṇa āswādilo 2) On Lord Caitanya's right side is Lord
(2) Nityananda and on His left is Sri Gadadhara.
heno śāk-āswādane, kṛṣṇa-prema aise mane, Nearby stands Sri Advaita, and Srivasa Thakura is
sei preme koro āswādana holding an umbrella over Lord Caitanya's head.
jaḍa-buddhi parihari', prasād bhojana kori', 3) Lord Caitanya has sat down on a jeweled
`hari hari' bolo sarva jan throne, and the demigods, headed by Lord
TRANSLATION Brahma, perform the arati ceremony
1) O brothers! One day at Sri Advaita's house in 4) Narahari Sarakara and other associates of Lord
santipura, the two Lords-Caitanya and Caitanya fan Him with camaras, and devotees
Nityananda-were seated for lunch. Lord Caitanya headed by Sanjaya Pandita, Mukunda Datta, and
tasted the green leafy vegetable preparation and Vasu Ghosa sing sweet kirtana.
addressed the assembly of His devotees, "This sak 5) Conchshells, bells, and karatalas resound, and
is so delicious! Lord Krsna has definitely tasted it. the mrdangas play very sweetly. This kirtana
2) "At the taste of sak like this, love of Krsna music is supremely sweet and relishable to hear.
arises in the heart. In such love you should taste 6) The brilliance of Lord Caitanya's face conquers
these remnants. Giving up all materialistic millions upon millions of moons, and the garland
conceptions and taking the Lord's prasad, all of of forest flowers around His neck shines.
you just chant `Hari! Hari!'" 7) Lord Siva, Sukadeva Gosvami, and Narada Muni
are all there, and their voices are choked with the
Song Name: Jaya Jaya Goracander Arotik ecstasy of transcendental love. Thus Thakura
Official Name: Sri Gaura Ārati Bhaktivinoda envisions the glory of Lord Sri
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura Caitanya.
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Arati Kirtana
Song 2) Songs by Bhaktivinoda Thakura
(1)
(kiba) jaya jaya gorācānder āratiko śobhā Song Name: Amar Jivana
jāhnavī-taṭa-vane jaga-mana-lobhā Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
jaga-jana-mana-lobhā Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Dainya
(gaurāṅger ārotik śobhā jaga-jana-mana-lobhā) Song 4)
(2) (1)
dakhiṇe nitāicānd, bāme gadādhara āmāra jīvana, sadā pāpe rata,
nikaṭe adwaita, śrīnivāsa chatra-dhara nāhiko puṇyera leṣa
(3) parere udvega, diyāchi ye koto,
bosiyāche gorācānd ratna-siṁhāsane diyāchi jīvere kleśa
ārati koren brahmā-ādi deva-gaṇe (2)
(4) nija sukha lāgi’, pāpe nāhi ḍori,
narahari-ādi kori’ cāmara dhulāya dayā-hīna svārtha-paro
sañjaya-mukunda-bāsu-ghoṣ-ādi gāya para-sukhe duḥkhī, sadā mithya-bhāṣī,
(5) para-duḥkha sukha-karo
śaṅkha bāje ghaṇṭā bāje bāje karatāla (3)
madhura mṛdaṅga bāje parama rasāla āśeṣa kāmanā, hṛdi mājhe mora,
(śankha bāje ghaṇṭā bāje krodhī, dambha-parāyaṇa
madhur madhur madhur bāje) mada-matta sadā, viṣaye mohita,
hiṁsā-garva vibhūṣaṇa
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(4) (3)
nidrālasya hata, sukārye virata, (tāra) sugīta nartane, saba sakhī-gaṇe,
akārye udyogī āmi tuṣiche jugala-dhane
pratiṣṭha lāgiyā, śāṭhya-ācaraṇa, (takhan) kṛṣṇa-līlā heri’, prakṛti-sundarī,
lobha-hata sadā kāmī bistāriche śobhā vane
(5) (4)
e heno durjana, saj-jana-varjita, (āmi) ghare nā jāibo, vane praveśibo,
aparādhi nirantara o līlā-raser tare
śubha-kārya-śūnya, sadānartha-manāḥ, (āmi) tyaji’ kula-lāja, bhaja braja-rāja,
nānā duḥkhe jara jara vinoda minati kore’
(6) TRANSLATION
bārdhakye ekhona, upāya-vihīna, 1) Oh sakhi! My dear girlfriend! What have I seen
tā’te dīna akiñcana today? In a kadamba grove on the banks of the
bhakativinoda, prabhura caraṇe, Yamuna, a beautiful blackish boy holding a long
kore duḥkha nivedana flute named vamsi is seated upon a throne of
TRANSLATION jewels, performing His pastimes as the King of all
1) I am an impious sinner and have caused others transcendental mellows!
great anxiety and trouble. 2) Situated upon the eight petals of the jeweled
2) I have never hesitated to perform sinful act for altar is Sri Radha and Sri Hari surrounded by Their
my own enjoyment. Devoid of all compassion, attendants the eight chief gopis.
concerned only with my own selfish interests, I 3) By singing sweet songs and by dancing nicely,
am remorseful seeing others happy. I am a all the gopis satisfy the treasured Divine Couple.
perpetual liar, and the misery of others is a source Thus I am beholding Krsna's pastimes with His
of great pleasure for me. beautiful female consorts expanding throughout
3) The material desires within the core of my the splendorous forest.
heart are unlimited. I am wrathful, devoted to 4) For the sake of the mellows of such pastimes, I
false pride and arrogance, intoxicated by vanity, will not go to my home, but I will instead enter
and bewildered by worldly affairs. Envy and into the forest. Renouncing all shyness due to fear
egotism are the ornaments I wear. of family members, just worship the Lord of Vraja.
4) Ruined by laziness and sleep, I resist all pious This is the humble submission of Bhaktivinoda.
deeds; yet I am very active and enthusiastic to
perform wicked acts. For worldly fame and Song Name: Ami To’ Durjana Ati Sada
reputation I engage in the practice of Duracar
deceitfulness. Thus I am destroyed by my own Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
greed and am always lustful. Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section:
5) A vile, wicked man such as this, rejected by Ucchvasa: Prarthana Dainyamayi Song 2)
godly people, is a constant offender. I am such a (1)
person, devoid of all good works, forever inclined ami to' durjana ati sada duracar
toward evil, worn out and wasted by various koti koti janme mor nahiko uddhar
miseries. (2)
6) Now in old age, deprived of all means of e heno doyalu kebae jagate ache
success, humbled and poor, Bhaktivinoda submits emata pamare uddhariya la'be kache?
his tale of grief at the feet of the Supreme Lord. (3)
suniyachi, sri-caitanya patita-pavana
Song Name: Ami Jamuna Puline ananta-pataki jane korila mocana
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakur (4)
Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section: emata doyar sindhu krpa bitariya
Ucchvasa Kirtana: Lila Kirtana Song 2) kabe uddharibe more sri-caranan diya?
(1) (5)
(āmi) jamunā-puline, kadamba-kānane, eibar bujha ja'be karuna tomar
ki herinu sakhī! āja jadi e pamara-jane koribe uddhar
(āmār) śyāma baṁśī-dhari, maṇi-mañcopari, (6)
līlā kore’ rasa-rāja karma nai, jnana nai, krsna-bhakti nai
(2) tabe bolo' kirupe o sri-carana pai
(tāra) aṣṭa-dalopari, śrī-rādhā śrī-hari,
aṣṭa-sakhī parijana
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bharasa amar matra koruna tomar āśā-pāśa-śata-śata, kleśa deya avirata,
ahaituki se koruna beder bicar pravṛtti-ūrmira tāhe khelā
(8) kāma-krodha-ādi chaya, bāṭapāḍe deya bhaya,
tumi to' pavitra-pada, ami durasoy avasāna hoilo āsi’ belā
kemone tomar pade paibo asroy? (3)
(9) jnāna-karma-ṭhaga dui, more pratārīya loi,
kandiya kandiya bole' e patita char avaśeṣe phele sindhu-jale
patita-pavana nama prasiddha tomar e heno samaye, bandhu, tumi kṛṣṇa kṛpā-sindhu,
TRANSLATION kṛpā kori’ tolo more bale
1) I am certainly the most wicked person, always (4)
performing sinful actions. For millions and millions patita-kiṅkare dhari’, pāda-padma-dhuli kari’,
of births I have not been able to gain release from deho bhaktivinoda āśraya
this predicament. āmi tava nitya-dāsa, bhuliyā māyāra pāśa,
2) Who is so merciful within this material universe baddha ho’ye āchi dayāmaya
as to pick such a sinner up and take me close to TRANSLATION
Himself? 1) I have fallen into the ocean of material
3) But I have heard about Sri Caitanya existence as a result of my selfish activities, which
Mahaprabhu, Who is known as the deliverer of the are without beginning, and I see no means of
most fallen. Innumerable sinners have already deliverance from this great ocean of nescience.
been freed by Him. Day and night my heart burns from the poison of
4) Such an ocean of compassion He is, Who is these worldly activities, and on account of this my
distributing His own causeless mercy! When will mind never finds any satisfaction or happiness.
He deliver me by bestowing upon me His own 2) Hundreds and thousands of desires, like nooses
Divine Lotus Feet? around my neck, constantly give me misery and
5) Oh Lord! Now I will really understand the trouble. In that great ocean of nescience play the
extent of Your compassion only if You are able to waves of materialistic tendency. In this world
deliver this most sinful person. there are many thieves and rogues, of whom six
6) By what means will I get those lotus feet since are prominent; lust, anger, greed, envy, illusion,
I am completely bereft of fruitive activities, bereft and madness. They are causing me great fear,
of knowledge, and bereft of any kind of devotion and in this way my life is coming to an end.
to Krsna? 3) The two highway robbers, mental speculation
7) My only hope is Your compassion, for the and fruitive activity, have cheated me and misled
opinion of all the Vedas is that Your compassion is me, and finally they are throwing me into the
causeless. ocean of misery. At such a time as this, my dear
8) You are the very abode of purity, and I am Krsna, You are the only friend, and You are the
most wicked and evil-minded. So how will I attain ocean of mercy and compassion. I have no
the shelter of Your lotus feet? strength to get out of this ocean of nescience, so I
9) Weeping and weeping, this fallen and most pray to Your lotus feet that You will be kind and
contemptible person says: "Dear Lord, all I know by Your strength uplift me from this ocean of
is that Your most celebrated name is Patita- suffering.
Pavana, the deliverer of the fallen". 4) Accept this fallen servant and fix me as a
particle of dust on Your lotus feet. Kindly give me
Song Name: Anadi Karama Phale shelter to this Bhaktivinoda. O most merciful Lord,
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura actually I am Your eternal servant, but having
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Sri forgotten this I have become bound up in the
Siksastakam Song 5) network of maya.
(1)
anādi’ karama-phale, paḍi’ bhavārṇara jale, Song Name: Ar Keno Maya Jale
taribāre nā dekhi upāya Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
ei viṣaya-halāhale, divā-niśi hiyā jvale, Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Sreyo-Nirnaya
mana kabhu sukha nāhi pāya Song 2)
(1)
ār keno māyā-jāle poḍitecho, jīva-mīn
nāhi jāno baddha ho’ye ro’be tumi ciro-din

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(2) 3) You are quite confident in presenting yourself
ati tuccha bhoga-āśe, bandī ho’ye māyā-pāśe as a saintly spiritual master, and thus you are
rohile vikṛta-bhāve danḍya jathā parādhīn busily engaged in initiating innocent people by
(3) reciting Krishna-nama into their ear -- is this
ekhona bhakati-bale, kṛṣṇa-prema-sindhu-jale behavior not a great charade?
krīḍā kori’ anāyāse thāko tumi kṛṣṇaādhīna 4) Can anyone be called a "guru" simply because
TRANSLATION he gives advice to others? A cook can never use
1) O fish like soul, why have you fallen into the whey in a recipe that calls for milk. Now think
entangling nets of Maya? You have not about this and just see what I see.
understood that being bound up by those nets 5) On the strength of the true qualities of
you will have to remain in this material world for a peacefulness, sense control, and tolerance, one's
long, long time. mundane desires are renounced as true spiritual
2) After becoming captive in Maya’s snare due to faith arises. That being the case, the renunciant
your desires for insignificant enjoyments, you Chand Baul says, "What will become of your
remain transformed in a spiritually diseased premature imitation of spiritual perfection?"
condition, punishable just like a disobedient
servant. Song Name: Atma Nivedana Tuwa Pade
3) Now, by the power of devotional service, Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
always remain subservient to Lord Krsna, Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Atma
swimming and frolicking freely in the nectarine Nivedana Song 8)
ocean of Krsna-prema. (1)
ātma-nivedana, tuwā pade kori’,
Song Name: Asalo Katha Bolte hoinu parama sukhī
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura duḥkha dūre gelo, cintā nā rohilo,
Book Name: Baul Sangit (Songs of the caudike ānanda dekhi
Madman) (Section: Song 3) (2)
(1) aśoka-abhoya, amṛta-ādhāra,
āsalo kathā bolte ki tomāra caraṇa-dwaya
tomār kenthā-dhorā, kapni-āṅṭā-saba phāṅki tāhāte ekhona, viśrāma labhiyā
(2) chāḍinu bhavera bhoya
dharma-patnī tyaji’ ghare, para-nārī-saṅga kore, (3)
artha-lobhe dvāre dvāre phire, rākhle ki bake tomāra saṁsāre, koribo sevana,
(3) nāhibo phalera bhāgī
tumi guru bolcho vaṭe, sādhu-guru niṣkapaṭe, tava sukha jāhe, koribo jatana,
kṛṣṇa-nām deno karṇa-puṭe, se ki emon hoy ho’ye pade anurāgī
meki? (4)
(4) tomāra sevāya, duḥkha hoya jato,
jebā anya śikṣā dey, tā’ke ki ‘guru’ bolte hoy? se-o to’ parama sukha
dudher phal to’ ghole noy, bheve’ citte dekho sevā-sukha-duḥkha, parama sampada,
dekhi nāśaye avidyā-duḥkha
(5) (5)
śama-dama-titikṣā-bale, uparati, śraddhā ho’le, pūrva itihāsa, bhulinu sakala,
tabe bheko cāṅda-bāul, bole, eṅcaḍe peke habe ki? sevā-sukha pe’ye mane
TRANSLATION āmi to’ tomāra, tumi to’ āmāra,
1) O you have so much to say about being ki kāja apara dhane
genuine! You are seen to be wrapped in an old (6)
tattered blanket and wearing a simple loincloth, bhakativinoda, ānande ḍubiyā,
just like a renounced ascetic -- but in actuality all tomāra sevāra tare
of this is simply pretentious. saba ceṣṭā kore, tava icchā-mato,
2) Leaving your legally married wife at home, you thākiyā tomāra ghare
go off and keep the company of the wives of TRANSLATION
others. In your greed for acquiring more and more 1) I have become supremely joyful by
wealth, you wander like a poor beggar from door surrendering myself at Your holy feet.
to door, and you secretly keep so many surpluses Unhappiness has gone away, and there are no
stored away. more anxieties. I see joy in all directions.

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2) Your two lotus feet are reservoirs of immortal (10)
nectar where one may live free from sorrow and rādhikādi gaṇe heri' nayanera koṇe
fear. I have found peace there now and have tṛpta ho'ye khāy kṛṣṇa jaśodā-bhavane
given up the fear of worldly existence. (11)
3) I shall render service in Your household and bhojanānte piye kṛṣṇa subāsita bāri
not endeavor to enjoy the fruits of that service, sabe mukha prakhāloy ho'ye sāri sāri
but rather I shall strive for whatever pleases You, (12)
fully devoted to Your lotus feet. hasta-mukha prakhāliyā jata sakhā-gaṇe
4) Troubles encountered in Your service shall be ānande biśrāma kore baladeva-sane
the cause of great happiness, for in Your (13)
devotional service joy and sorrow are equally jambula rasāla āne tāmbūla-masālā
great riches. Both destroy the misery of tāhā kheye kṛṣṇa-candra sukhe nidrā gelā
ignorance. (14)
5) I have completely forgotten all past history by biśālākha śikhi-puccha-cāmara ḍhulāya
feeling great joy in my mind. I am most certainly apūrba śayyāya kṛṣṇa sukhe nidrā jāya.
Yours, and You are indeed mine. What need is (15)
there of any other treasure? jaśomatī-ājñā pe'ye dhaniṣṭhā-ānīto
6) Bhaktivinoda, diving into the ocean of bliss, śrī-kṛṣṇa-prasāda rādhā bhuñje ho'ye prīto
devotes all his efforts for Your service and dwells (16)
in Your house according to Your wishes. lalitādi sakhī-gaṇa avaśeṣa pāya
mane mane sukhe rādhā-kṛṣṇa-guṇa gāya
Song Name: Bhaja Bhakata Vatsala (17)
Official Name: Bhoga Ārati (at Ṭhākura hari-līlā ek-mātra jāhāra pramoda
Bhaktivinoda’s home at Surabhi-kuñja in bhogārati gāy ṭhākur bhakativinoda
Godruṁa-dvīpa) TRANSLATION
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura 1) Just worship Sri Gaurahari, who is always
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Arati Kirtan affectionate toward His devotees. He is the same
Song 4) Supreme Godhead, Krsna, who sported in the
(1) cowherd pastures of Vraja and stole the hearts of
bhaja bhakata-vatsala śrī-gaurahari Nanda and Yasoda.
śrī-gaurahari sohi goṣṭha-bihārī 2) Mother Yasoda calls to Krsna, "My dear
nanda-jaśomatī-citta-hari Damodara, it is very late. Please come right now,
(2) sit down in the dining hall, and take Your lunch."
belā ho'lo dāmodara āisa ekhano 3) On the direction of Nanda Maharaja, Krsna, the
bhoga-mandire bosi' koraho bhojana holder of Govardhana Hill, sits down, and then all
(3) the cowherd boys, along with Krsna's elder
nandera nideśe baise giri-bara-dhārī brother, Sri Baladeva, sit down in rows to take
baladeva-saha sakhā baise sāri sāri their lunch.
(4) 4) They are then served a feast of sukta and
śuktā-śākādi bhāji nālitā kuṣmāṇḍa various kinds of green leafy vegetables, then nice
dāli dālnā dugdha-tumbī dadhi mocā-khaṇḍa fried things, and a salad made of the green leaves
(5) of the jute plant. They are also served pumpkin,
mudga-borā māṣa-borā roṭikā ghṛtānna baskets of fruit, small square cakes made of lentils
śaṣkulī piṣṭaka khīr puli pāyasānna and cooked down milk, then thick yogurt, squash
(6) cooked in milk, and vegetable preparations made
karpūra amṛta-keli rambhā khīra-sāra from the tower of the banana tree.
amṛta rasālā, amla dwādaśa prakāra 5) Then they receive fried squares of mung dahl
(7) patties, and urad dahl patties, capatis, and rice
luci cini sarpurī lāḍḍu rasābalī with ghee. Next, sweets made with milk, sugar
bhojana korena kṛṣṇa ho'ye kutūhalī and sesamum, rice flour cakes; thick cooked-down
(8) milk; cakes floating in milk; and sweet rice.
rādhikāra pakka anna vividha byañjana 6) There is also sweet rice that tastes just like
parama ānande kṛṣṇa korena bhojana nectar due to its being mixed with camphor.
(9) There are bananas, and cheese which is
chale-bale lāḍḍu khāy śrī-madhumańgala nectarean and delicious. They are also served
bagala bājāy āra deya hari-bolo twelve kinds of sour preparations made with
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tamarinds, limes, lemons, oranges, and (2)
pomegranates. (bhaja) gaura-gadādharādwaita guru-nityānanda
7) There are buns made with white flour and (gaura-kṛṣṇae abheda jene’ re)
sugar; buns filled with cream; laddus; and dahl (guru kṛṣṇa-preṣṭha jene’ re)
patties boiled in sugared rice. Krsna eagerly eats (smara) śrīnivās, haridās, murāri, mukunda
all of the food. (gaura-preme smara, smara re)
8) In great ecstasy and joy Krsna eats the rice, (smara) (śrīnivās haridāse)
curried vegetables, sweets, and pastries cooked (3)
by Srimati Radharani. (smara) rūpa-sanātana-jīva-raghunātha-dvandva
9) Krsna's funny brahmana friend Madhumangala, (kṛṣṇa-bhajan jadi korbe re)
who is very fond of Laddus, gets them by hook or (rūpa-sanātane smara)
by crook. Eating the laddus he shouts, "Haribol! (smara) rāghava-gopāla-bhaṭṭa swarūpa-
Haribol!' and makes a funny sound by slapping his rāmānanda
sides under his armpits with his hands. (kṛṣṇa-prema jadi cāo re)
10) Beholding Radharani and Her gopifriends from (swarūpa-rāmānande smara)
the corner of His eyes, Krsna eats at the house of (4)
mother Yasoda with great satisfaction. (smara) goṣṭhi-saha karṇapūra, sena śivānanda
11) After lunch, Krsna drinks rose-scented water. (ajasra smara, smara re)
Then all of the boys, standing in lines, wash their (goṣṭhi-saha karnapūre)
mouths. (smara) rūpānuga sādhu-jana bhajana-ānanda
12) After all the cowherd boys wash their hands (braje bās jadi cāo re)
and mouths, in great bliss they take rest with Lord (rūpānuga sādhu smara)
Balarama. TRANSLATION
13) The two cowherd boys Jambula and Rasala 1) My dear mind, how foolish you are! Oh just
then bring Krsna pan made with betel nuts, fancy worship, oh just worship the lotus feet of Radha
spices, and catechu. After eating that pan, Sri and Krsna in the forests of Vraja! (Oh, without
Krsnacandra then happily goes to sleep. such worship there is no means of spiritual
14) While Krsna happily takes His rest on an advancement!) Just worship the lotus feet of
excellent bedstead, His servant Visalaksa cools Radha and Krsna in the forests of Vraja! (Oh,
Him with a fan of peacock feathers. giving up all speculative knowledge and
15) At mother Yasoda's request the gopi materialistic activities!)
Dhanistha brings remnants of food left on Krsna's 2) Just worship Gaura, Gadadhara, Advaita, and
plate to Srimati Radharani, who eats them with Lord Nityananda, the original spiritual master!
great delight. (Oh, knowing Lord Gaura and Lord Krsna to be
16) Lalita-devi and the other gopis then receive the same!) (Oh, knowing the spiritual master to
the remnants, and within their hearts they sing be very dear to Krsna!) Just remember the dear
the glories of Radharani and Krsna with great joy. associates of Lord Caitanya, namely Srivasa
17) Thakura Bhaktivinoda, whose one and only Thakura, Haridasa Thakura, Murari Gupta, and
Joy is the pastimes of Lord Hari, sings this Bhoga- Mukunda Datta! (Oh, in deep love for Lord Gaura,
arati song. you should remember, just remember!) (Just
remember the two great personalities Srivasa
Song Name: Bhaja Re Bhaja Re Amar Thakura and Haridasa Thakura!)
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura 3) Just remember Sri Rupa Goswami, Sanatana,
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Bhajan Gita Jiva, and the two Raghunathas! (Oh, if you are
Song 1) engaged in worshiping Lord Krsna!) (Just
(1) remember the two great souls Sri Rupa Goswami
bhaja re bhaja re āmār mana ati manda and Sanatana Goswami!) Just remember Raghava
(bhajan vinā gati nāi re) Pandita, Gopal Bhatta Goswami, Svarupa
(bhaja) braja-bane rādhā-kṛṣṇa-caraṇāravinda Damodara Goswami, and Ramananda Raya! (Oh,
(jñāna-karma parihari’ re) if you really seek love of Krsna!) (Just remember
(bhaja) (braja-bane rādhā-kṛṣṇa) Svarupa Damodara Goswami and Ramananda
Raya!)
4) Just remember Srila Kavi Karnapura and all his
family members, especially his father, Sivananda
Sena! (Oh, always remember, always remember!)
(Sri Kavi Karnapura and his family!) Just
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remember all the sadhus who follow the path of gold artwork, enhancing the sparkling splendor of
Sri Rupa Goswami and who are absorbed in the each and every limb of Their transcendental
ecstasy of bhajan! (Oh, if you actually want forms.
residence in the land of Vraja!) (Just remember 4) The meeting of Their two bodily forms has
the sadhus who are followers of Srila Rupa generated a luster that brightens all the worlds,
Goswami!) and may be compared to a garland of lightning
(Radha) fixed upon a dark blue raincloud (Krsna).
Song Name: Bhale Gaura Gadadharer Arati 5) On the occasion of Their meeting there is a
Official Name: Gaura Gadadhara Aratik (at concert produced by the sounding of conchshells,
Ṭhākura Bhaktivinoda’s home at Surabhi- bells, karatalas and mrdangas. Such kirtana is
kuñja in Godruṁa-dvīpa) supremely sweet and relishable to hear.
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura 6) The cowherd damsels of Vrndavana led by
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Arati-Kirtan Visakha Devi sing the glories of the Divine Couple
Song 1) while the priya-narma-sakhis cool Their Lordships
(1) by waving camara fans.
bhāle gorā-gadādharer ārati nehāri 7) Ananga Manjari offers Them sandalwood pulp
nadīyā-pūraba-bhāve jāu bolihāri scented with cuya while Rupa Manjari places a
(2) garland of jasmine flowers about Their necks.
kalpataru-tale ratna-siṁhāsanopari 8) The beautiful Lalita Sundari holds a lamp of five
sabu sakhī-beṣṭita kiśora-kiśorī flames scented with camphor and waves it aloft,
(3) offering arati to the Divine Couple.
puraṭa-jaḍita kota maṇi-gajamati 9) Parvati, Laksmi, and the personified Vedas cry
jhamaki’ jhamaki’ labhe prati-ańga-jyotiḥ in great happiness while rolling on the ground and
(4) singing of the fortunate position of the damsels of
nīla nīrada lāgi’ vidyut-mālā Vraja-bhumi.
duhuń ańga mili’ śobhā bhuvana-ujālā 10) Bhaktivinoda resides at Surabhi Kunja in the
(5) land of Godruma-dwipa, relishing the joy of divine
śańkha bāje, ghanṭā bāje, bāje karatāla love at the sight of this beautiful arati.
madhura mṛdańga bāje parama rasāla
(6) Song Name: Bhuliya Tomare
viśākhādi sakhī-vṛnda duhuń guna gāowe Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
priya-narma-sakhī-gaṇa cāmara dhulāowe Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Dainya
(7) Song 1)
anańga mañjarī cuyā-candana deowe (1)
mālatīra mālā rūpa mañjarī lāgāowe bhuliyā tomāre, saṁsāre āsiyā,
(8) peye nānā-vidha byathā
pañca-pradīpe dhori’ karpūra-bāti tomāra caraṇe, āsiyāchi āmi,
lalitā-sundarī kore jugala-ārati bolibo duḥkehera kathā
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devī-lakṣmī-śruti-gaṇa dharaṇī loṭāowe jananī jaṭhare, chilāma jakhona,
gopī-jana-adhikāra raowata gāowe biṣama bandhana-pāśe
(10) eka-bāra prabhu! dekhā diyā more,
bhakativinoda rohi’ surabhīki kuñje vañcile e dīna dāse
ārati-daraśane prema-sukha bhuñje (3)
TRANSLATION takhona bhāvinu, janama pāiyā,
1) As I behold the wondrous arati of my Lords koribo bhajana tava
Gaura and Gadadhara, I enter into the mood of janama hoilo, paḍi’ māyā-jāle,
Their existence previous to appearing in Nadiya nā hoilo jñāna-lava
(Their Vrndavana lila as Sri Sri Radha and Krsna). (4)
It is simply indescribable. ādarera chele, sva-janera kole,
2) Underneath a desire-tree, seated upon a hāsiyā kāṭānu kāla
jeweled throne, the ever-youthful couple named janaka jananī-snehete bhuliyā,
Kisora and Kisori are surrounded by all of Their saṁsāra lāgilo bhālo
gopi friends.
3) Sri Radhika and Lord Govindaji are decorated
with many shining jewels and pearls inlaid with
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krame dina dina, bālaka hoiyā, bolo hari bolo (3 times)
bhelinu bālaka-saha mānava-janma pe’ye, bhāi, bolo hari bolo
āra kichu dine, jnāna upajilo, bolo hari bolo (3 times)
pāṭha poḍi ahar-ahaḥ sukhe thāko, duḥkhe thāko, bolo hari bolo
(6) (3)
vidyāra gaurave, bhrami’ deśe deśe, bolo hari bolo (3 times)
dhana uparjana kori sampade vipade, bhāi, bolo hari bolo
sva-jana pālana, kori eka-mane, bolo hari bolo (3 times)
bhulinu tomāre, hari! gṛhe thāko, vane thāko, bolo hari bolo
(7) kṛṣṇaera saṁsāre thāki’ bolo hari bolo
bārdhakye ekhona, bhakativinoda, (4)
kāṇdiyā kātara ati bolo hari bolo (3 times)
nā bhajiyā tore, dina bṛthā gelo, asat-saṅga chāḍi’, bhāi, bolo hari bolo
ekhona ki habe gati? bolo hari bolo (3 times)
TRANSLATION vaiṣnava-caraṇe poḍi’ bolo hari bolo
1) I forsake You, O Lord, and came to this world (5)
of pain and sorrow. Now I submit my tale of woe bolo hari bolo (3 times)
at Your lotus feet. gaura-nityānanda bolo (3 times)
2) While still in the unbearable shackles of my gaura-gadādhara bolo (3 times)
mother’s womb, I saw You before me. You gaura-advaita bolo (3 times)
revealed Yourself but briefly and then abandoned TRANSLATION
this poor servant of Yours. 1) Chant the name of Hari! O brothers, with
3) At that moment I swore to worship You after blissful minds chant the name of Hari! Chant the
taking birth; but birth came, and with it the name of Hari! Birth after birth in happiness, chant
network of wordly illusion which robbed me of all the name of Hari!
good sense. 2) Chant the name of Hari! O brothers, you have
4) As a fondled son in the lap of relatives, I obtained a human birth, now chant the name of
passed my time smiling and laughing. My parents’ Hari! Chant the name of Hari! Whether you are in
affection helped me to forget the pangs of birth, happiness or distress, chant the name of Hari!
and I thought the world was very nice. 3) Chant the name of Hari! O brothers, whether in
5) Day by day I grew and soon began playing with prosperity or misfortune, chant the name of Hari!
other boys. Shortly my powers of understanding Chant the name of Hari! Whether you live at
emerged. I read and studied my lessons home or in the forest, chant the name of Hari!
incessantly. Remaining in this material world for Krsna's
6) Travelling from place to place, proud of my purposes, chant the name of Hari!
education, I grew wealthy and maintained my 4) Chant the name of Hari! O brothers, give up
family with undivided attention. O Lord Hari, I the association of non-devotees and chant the
forgot You! name of Hari! Chant the name of Hari! Falling at
7) Now in old age, Bhaktivinoda is sad. He weeps. the feet of the Vaisnavas, chant the name of Hari!
I failed to worship You, O Lord, and instead 5) Chant the name of Hari! Chant the names of
passed my life in vain. What will be my fate now? Gaura and Nityananda! Chant the names of Gaura
and Gadadhara! Chant the names of Gaura and
Song Name: Bolo Hari Bolo Advaita!
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Sri Nama Song Name: Boro Sukher Khabor Gai
Kirtana Song 4) Official Name: Dalalera Gita (The Song of
(1) the Broker)
bolo hari bolo (3 times) Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
maner ānande, bhāi, bolo hari bolo Book Name: Vaisnava Siddhanta Mala
bolo hari bolo (3 times) (1)
janame janame sukhe bolo hari bolo boro sukher khabor gāi
surabhi-kuñjete nāmer hāṭ khule’che / khoda nitāi
(2)
boro mojār kathā tāy
śraddhā-mūlye śuddha-nāma sei hāṭete bikāy
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(3) 10) There is no more fear of the age of Kali. The
jata bhakta-bṛnda basi’ merciful Nityananda gives the Holy Name to even
adhikārī dekhe’ nāma becche daro kasi’ the candalas.
(4) 11) Bhaktivinoda calls out "Except for the lotus
jadi nāma kinbe, bhāi feet of Lord Nityananda there is no other shelter!"
āmār saṅge calo, mahājaner kāche jāi
(5) Song Name: Doyal Nitai Caitanya
tumi kinbe kṛṣṇa-nāma Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
dasturi loibo āmi, pūrṇa ha’be kāma Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Sri Nama
(6) Kirtana Song 2)
boro doyāl nityānanda (1)
śraddhā-mātra lo’ye den parama-ānanda ‘doyāl nitāi caitanya’ bole’ nāc re āmār man
(7) nāc re āmār man, nāc re āmāra man
ek-bār dekhle cakṣe jal (2)
‘gaura’ bole’ nitāi den sakala sambal (emon, doyāl to nāi he, mār kheye prema dey)
(8) (ore) aparādha dūre jābe, pābe prema-dhan
den śuddha kṛṣṇa-śikṣā (o nāme aparādha-vicāra to nāi he)
jāti, dhana, vidyā, bala nā kore apekṣā (takhon) kṛṣṇa-nāme ruci ha’be, ghucibe bandhan
(9) (3)
amani chāḍe māyā-jāl (kṛṣṇa-nāme anurāg to ha’be he)
gṛhe thāko, bane thāko, nā thāke jañjāl (takhon) anāyāse saphal ha’be jīvera jīvan
(10) (kṛṣṇa-rati vinā jīvan to miche he)
ār nāiko kalir bhoy (ese) bṛndābane rādhā-śyāmer pa’be daraśan
ācaṇḍāle den nāma nitāi doyāmoy (gaura-kṛpā ha’le he)
(11) TRANSLATION
bhaktivinoda ḍāki’ koy 1) Chanting the holy name “Doyal Nitai Caitanya!”
nitāi-caraṇa binā ār nāhi āśroy – O my mind, please dance! O my mind, please
TRANSLATION dance! O my mind, please dance!
1) I am singing news of great happy tidings. Lord 2) Oh! Such a merciful personality as Nityananda
Nityananda Himself has opened a market-place of Prabhu is not to be found anywhere! He suffers a
the Holy Name in Surabhi-Kunja. beating from Jagai and Madhai and still gives
2) The news of its great results is that He is them the love of God! Oh! When your offenses
selling the pure Holy Name in that market-place are being vanquished, you will obtain the treasure
for the price of only one's faith. of love of God! But in these names of Caitanya
3) Lord Nityananda, the proprietor of the market, and Nitai there is no consideration of offenses!
seeing all the devotees become attracted, is Once you have a taste for the holy name of Krsna,
selling them the Holy Name after bargaining with bondage to this world will come to an end.
them. 3) Oh! When there is attachment to the holy
4) O brother, if you want to buy the Holy Name, name of Krsna, the life of a living being very easily
then go with me. We must go to the presence of becomes successful! Oh! Without affection for
that great soul, Nityananda. Krsna, life is simply useless! At the end of life, you
5) You will buy the name of Krsna, I will take my will obtain the beautiful vision of Radha and
commission and all of our desires will be fulfilled. Syama in Vrndavana – but only when the mercy
6) Lord Nityananda is greatly merciful. Taking only of Lord Gaura is first received! Oh!
one's faith, He gives the highest ecstasy.
7) If Nitai sees only once tears in the eyes while Song Name: Durlabha Manava Janma
chanting the name "Gaura", then He gives all Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
resources to that person. Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section:
8) He gives the pure teachings of Krsna to Nirvedana Laksana Upalabdhi Song 4)
everyone and does not care for one's birth, (1)
wealth, knowledge and strength. durlabha mānava-janma labhiyā saṁsāre
9) Now, giving up the illusory snare of Maya, kṛṣṇa nā bhajinu-duḥkha kahibo kāhāre?
either remain in household life or in the forest as (2)
a sannyasi for no more troubles remain. ‘saṁsār’ ‘saṁsār’, ko’re miche gelo kāl
lābha nā koilo kichu, ghaṭilo jañjāl

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(3) 5) I work hard just like an ass everyday and now I
kiser saṁsār ei chāyābāji prāy am wondering for whom am I working so hard? I
ihāte mamatā kori’ bṛthā dina jāy am still surrounded by so many illusions.
(4) 6) I waste every day in useless, insignificant work,
e deho patana ho’le ki ro’be āmār? and I waste every night controlled by sleep. And
keho sukha nāhi dibe putra-parivār in every 24 hours I never for one second consider
(5) that cruel death is sitting very close by my side.
gardabher mata āmi kori pariśram 7) I live a very carefree life-style, sometimes
kā’r lāgi’ eto kori, nā ghucilo bhram eating a lot, or eating a little if I feel like it,
(6) sometimes I see nice things around the town, or
dina jāy micha kāje, niśā nidrā-baśe sometimes I do not go out at all, sometimes I
nāhi bhāvi-maraṇa nikaṭe āche bo’se wear opulent clothing, or if I'm in the mood, I'll
(7) wear something simple. I live so carefree that I
bhālo manda khāi, heri, pari, cintā-hīna never consider that one day I will have to give up
nāhi bhāvi, e deho chāḍibo kon dina this body.
(8) 8) My poor heart is plagued by constant anxieties
deho-geho-kalatrādi-cintā avirata about the maintenance and daily turmoil created
jāgiche hṛdoye mor buddhi kori’ hata by my body, my house, my wife, my family
(9) members and my social obligations. All these
hāy, hāy! nāhi bhāvi-anitya e saba anxieties are pinching me and destroying all my
jīvana vigate kothā rohibe vaibhava? intelligence.
(10) 9) Alas, alas! What a remorseful situation has
śmaśāne śarīr mama poḍiyā rohibe arisen! I am absorbed in all this trouble, but I
bihaṅga-pataṅga tāy bihār koribe never consider that all these things are temporary
(11) and subject to perish very soon. After I'm dead
kukkur sṛgāl sab ānandita ho’ye and gone, where will all of my material opulences
mahotsava koribe āmār deho lo’ye remain?
(12) 10) When my body will be thrown in the pit at the
je deher ei gati, tā’r anugata cremation grounds, it will simply lie there
saṁsār-vaibhava ār bandhu-jana jata motionlessly. Then many crows, vultures, ants,
(13) and worms will come and playfully sport there.
ataeva māyā-moha chāḍi’ buddhimān 11) All the stray dogs and jackals will then
nitya-tattva kṛṣṇa-bhakti koruna sandhān become very much delighted, and in great ecstasy
TRANSLATION they will make a festival ground out of my body
1) The human form of life is the rarest opportunity and will have a huge celebration and feast.
for attaining spiritual perfection. But now I am 12) Just see, this is the ultimate destination of this
lamenting, because I've somehow or other been material body. And the most amazing thing is that
born with such an opportunity, and I wasted it by all of my material opulences, house, family and
never worshiping Lord Krsna. Oh, to whom shall I friends have exactly the same destination.
tell the tale of this misery? 13) Therefore I ask of anyone who has any sharp
2) Having married and entered into the intelligence: please give up all of these temporary
entanglements of materialistic family life, I passed illusions presented by maya, and kindly search
my time in vain. I never got any tangible gain or after the means to get pure devotion to Lord
permanent benefit, only trouble and botheration. Krsna, for this is the only really tangible eternal
3) What kind of world is this anyway? It seems to truth.
be just like a magic lantern show that I saw at a
carnival, wherein so many shadows and optical Song Name: Ekhona Bujhinu
illusions dance magically before my eyes. I feel Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
great attachment and identification with such a Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Avasya
world, and thus day after day passby fruitlessly, Raksibe Krsna Visvasa Palana Song 1)
without any purpose whatsoever. (1)
4) When this body drops dead on the ground then ekhona bujhinu prabhu! tomāra caraṇa
what will remain mine? At that moment, all of my aśokābhoyāmṛta-pūrna sarva-khana
sons and dearest loved ones will not be able to (2)
give me any happiness. sakala chāḍiyā tuwā caraṇa-kamale
poḍiyāchi āmi nātha! tava pada-tale
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(3) (2)
tava pāda-padma nāth! rokhibe āmāre doyā kori’ more, patita dekhiyā,
ār rakhā-kartā nāhi e bhava-saṁsāre kohilo āmāre giyā
(4) ohe dīna-jana, śuno bhālo kathā,
āmi tava nitya-dāsa-jāninu e-bāra ullasita ha’be hiyā
āmāra pālana-bhāra ekhona tomāra (3)
(5) tomāre tārite, śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya,
baḍo duḥkha pāiyāchi swatantra jīvane navadwīpe avatār
duḥkha dūre gelo o pada-varaṇe tomā heno koto, dīna hīna jane,
(6) korilena bhava-pār
je-pada lāgiyā ramā tapasya korilā (4)
je-pada pāiyā śiva śivatwa lobhilā vedera pratijñā, rākhibāra tare,
(7) rukma-varna vipra-suta
je-pada labhiyā brahmā kṛtārtha hoilā mahāprabhu nāme, nadīyā mātāya,
je-pada nārada muni hṛdoye dhorilā saṅge bhāi avadhūta
(8) (5)
sei se abhoya pada śirete dhoriyā nanda-suta jini, caitanya gosāi,
parama-ānande nāci pada-guna gāiyā nija-nāma kori’ dān
(9) tārilo jagat, tumi-o jāiyā,
saṁsāra-vipada ho’te avaśya uddhār loho nija-paritrān
bhakativinoda, o-pada koribe tomār (6)
TRANSLATION se kathā śuniyā, āsiyāchi, nātha!
1) I know now Your divine feet are a refuge free tomāra caraṇa-tale
from all sorrow and fear, eternally full of sweet bhakativinoda, kāṅdiyā kāṅdiyā,
nectar. āpana-kāhinī bole
2) At the soles of those lotus feet I surrender TRANSLATION
myself and all I possess. 1) A wicked mind brought me into this world, O
3) O Lord, there is no other protection but You in Lord, but one of Your pure and elevated devotees
this world of birth and death. has come to bring me out.
4) At last I know myself to be Your eternal 2) He saw me so fallen and wretched, took pity,
servant, whose maintenance You have assured. and came to me saying, “O humbled soul, please
5) Life before, without You, held nothing but listen to this good tiding, for it will gladden your
sorrow. Now I live free from all misery heart.
6) Laksmi, desiring such a place at Your lotus feet, 3) Sri Krishna Caitanya has appeared in the land
executed austerities. Only after securing a place of Navadvipa to deliver you. He has safely
by Your lotus feet did Lord Siva attain his sivatva, conducted many miserable souls such as you
or quality of auspiciousness. across the sea of worldly existence.
7) Upon obtaining those feet Lord Brahma became 4) “To fulfill the promise of the Vedas, the son of
successful in life, and the great sage Narada Muni a brahmana bearing the name Mahaprabhu of
held those two feet to his heart. golden complexion, has descended with His
8) Your lotus feet drive away all fear. Having held brother the avadhuta Nityananda. Together They
them to my head, I dance in great ecstasy, have overwhelmed all of Nadia with divine
singing their glories. ecstasy.
9) Your lotus feet will deliver Bhaktivinoda from 5) “Sri Caitanya, who is Krishna Himself, the son
the perils of worldly journey. of Nanda, has saved the world by freely
distributing His own holy name. Go also and
Song Name: Emona Durmati receive your deliverance.”
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura 6) O Lord, hearing those words, Bhaktivinoda has
Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Dainya come weeping to the soles of Your lotus feet and
Song 7) tells the story of his life.
(1)
(prabhu he!) Song Name: Gay Gora Madhura Sware
emona durmati, saṁsāra bhitore, Official Name: Sri Nama
poḍiyā āchinu āmi Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
tava nija-jana, kono mahājane, Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Sri Nagara
pāṭhāiyā dile tumi Kirtana Sri Nama Song 2)
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(1) 1) Hare Krsna Hare Krsna Krsna Krsna Hare Hare!
gāy gorā madhur sware Hare Rama Hare Rama Rama Rama Hare Hare!
hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare 2) Fill yourself with divine love by chanting loudly
hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare just once all these names of Krsna, “O Nanda-
(2) Nandana! O Yasoda Jivana! O Sri Radha Ramana!”
gṛhe thāko, vane thāko, sadā ‘hari’ bole’ ḍāko, 3) Dancing with your arms in the air, chant “O Sri
sukhe duḥkhe bhulo nā’ko, vadane hari-nām koro Madhusudana! O Gopi Prana Dhana! O Murli
re Vadana! O Agha Nisudana! O Putana-Ghatana! O
(3) Brahma-Vimohana!”
māyā-jāle baddha ho ‘ye, ācho miche kāja lo ‘ye,
ekhona cetana pe’ye, ‘rādhā-mādhav’ nām bolo re Song Name: Gopinath Mama Nivedana Suno
(4) Official Name: Gopinath (Part one)
jīvana hoilo śeṣa, nā bhajile hṛṣīkeśa Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
bhaktivinodopadeśa, ekbār nām-rase māto re Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section:
TRANSLATION Upalabdhi Vijnapti Song 1)
1) Lord Gaurasundara sings in a very sweet voice, (1)
Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare, gopīnāth, mama nivedana śuno
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare. viṣayī durjana, sadā kāma-rata,
2) Whether you are a householder or a sannyasi, kichu nāhi mora guṇa
constantly chant "Hari! Hari!" Do not forget this (2)
chanting, whether you are in a happy condition or gopīnāth, āmāra bharasā tumi
a distressful one. Just fill your lips with the hari- tomāra caraṇe, loinu śaraṇa,
nama. tomāra kiṅkora āmi
3) You are bound up in the network of Maya and (3)
are forced to toil fruitlessly. Now you have gopīnāth, kemone śodhibe more
obtained full consciousness in the human form of nā jāni bhakati, karme jaḍa-mati,
life, so chant the names of Radha-Madhava. porechi soṁsāra-ghore
4) Your life may end at any moment, and you (4)
have not served the Lord of the senses, Hrsikesa. gopīnāth, sakali tomāra māyā
Take this advice of Bhaktivinoda Thakura: "Just nāhi mama bala, jñāna sunirmala,
once, relish the nectar of the holy name!" swādhīna nahe e kāyā
(5)
Song Name: Gay Goracand Jiver Tore gopīnāth, niyata caraṇe sthāna
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura māge e pāmara, kāndiyā kāndiyā,
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Sri Nagar korohe karuṇā dāna
Kirtana Sri Nama Song 5) (6)
(refrain) gāy gorācānd jīver tore gopīnāth, tumi to’ sakali pāro
hare kṛṣṇa hare hare durjane tārite, tomāra śakati,
(1) ke āche pāpīra āro
hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare, (7)
hare kṛṣṇa hare hare gopīnāth, tumi kṛpā-pārābāra
hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare jīvera kāraṇe, āsiyā prapañce,
hare kṛṣṇa hare hare līlā koile subistāra
(2) (8)
ekbār bol rasanā uccaiḥ-sware gopīnāth, āmi ki doṣe doṣī
(bolo) nandera nandan, yaśoda-jīvan, asura sakala, pāilo caraṇa,
śrī-rādhā-ramaṇ, prema-bhare vinodá thākilo bosi'
(3) TRANSLATION
(bol) śrī-madhusūdan, gopī-prāna-dhana, 1) O Gopinatha, Lord of the gopis, please hear my
muralī-vadana, nṛtya kore’ request. I am a wicked materialist, always
(bol) agha-nisūdan, pūtanā-ghātana, addicted to worldly desires, and no good qualities
brahma-vimohana, ūrdhva-kare do I possess.
TRANSLATION 2) O Gopinatha, You are my only hope, and
Refrain: Lord Gaurachanda sings the mahamantra therefore I have taken shelter at Your lotus feet. I
for the deliverance of all fallen souls! Hare Krsna am now Your eternal servant.
Hare!
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3) O Gopinatha, how will You purify me? I do not (8)
know what devotion is, and my materialistic mind gopīnāth, tumi to’ paṇḍita-bara
is absorbed in fruitive work. I have fallen into this mūḍhera maṅgala, tumi anveṣibe,
dark and perilous worldly existence. e dāse nā bhāvo’ para
4) O Gopinatha, everything here is Your illusory TRANSLATION
energy. I have no strength or transcendental 1) O Gopinatha, please remove the torment of
knowledge, and this body of mine is not worldly existence. I can no longer tolerate the
independent and free from the control of material pain of ignorance and the repeated succession of
nature. births and deaths.
5) O Gopinatha, this sinner, who is weeping and 2) O Gopinatha, indeed I am a servant of lust.
weeping, begs for an eternal place at Your divine Worldly desires are awakening in my heart, and
feet. Please give him Your mercy. thus the noose of fruitive work is beginning to
6) O Gopinatha, You are able to do anything, and tighten.
therefore You have the power to deliver all 3) O Gopinatha, when will I wake up and abandon
sinners. Who is there that is more of a sinner than afar this enemy of lust, end when will You
myself? manifest Yourself in my heart?
7) O Gopinatha, You are the ocean of mercy. 4) O Gopinatha, I am Your devotee, but having
Having come into this phenomenal world, You abandoned You and thus having forgotten my real
expand Your divine pastimes for the sake of the treasure, I have worshiped this mundane world.
fallen souls. 5) O Gopinatha, You know everything. Now,
8) O Gopinatha, I am so sinful that although all having punished Your servant, please give him a
the demons attained Your lotus feet, Bhaktivinoda place at Your lotus feet.
has remained in worldly existence. 6) O Gopinatha, is this Your judgment, that seeing
me averse to You, You abandon Your servant and
Song Name: Gopinath Ghucao Samsara don't bestow even a particle of mercy upon him?
Official Name: Gopinath (Part two) 7) O Gopinatha, I am certainly very foolish, and I
Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section: have never known what is good for me. Therefore
Upalabdhi Vijnapti Song 2) such is my condition.
(1) 8) O Gopinatha, You are indeed the wisest person.
gopināth, ghucāo saṁsāra jwālā Please look for a way to bring about
avidyā-jātanā, āro nāhi sahe, auspiciousness for this fool, and please do not
janama-maraṇa-mālā consider this servant as an outsider.
(2)
gopīnāth, āmi to’ kāmera dāsa Song Name: Gopinath Amar Upaya
viṣaya-bāsanā, jāgiche hṛdoye, Official Name: Gopinath (Part three)
phādiche karama phāsa Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section:
(3) Upalabdhi Vijnapti Song 3)
gopināth, kabe vā jāgibo āmi (1)
kāma-rūpa ari, dūre teyāgibo, gopīnāth, āmāra upāya nāi
hṛdoye sphuribe tumi tumi kṛpā kori’, āmāre loile,
(4) saṁsāre uddhāra pāi
gopīnāth, āmi to’ tomāra jana (2)
tomāre chāriyā, saṁsāra bhajinu, gopīnāth, porechi māyāra phere
bhuliyā āpana-dhana dhana, dāra, suta, ghireche āmāre,
(5) kāmete rekheche jeere
gopināth, tumi to’ sakali jāno (3)
āpanāra jane, daṇḍiyā ekhano, gopīnāth, mana je pāgala mora
śrī-caraṇe deho sthāno nā māne śāsana, sadā acetana,
(6) viṣaye ro ‘yeche ghora
gopīnāth, ei ki vicāra taba (4)
bimukha dekhiyā, chāro nija-jane, gopināth, hāra je menechi āmi
na koro’ karuṇā-laba aneka jatana, hoilo bifala,
(7) ekhano bharasā tumi
gopīnāth, āmi to mūrakha ati
kise bhālo hoya, kabhu nā bujhinu,
tāi heno mama gati
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(5) (2)
gopīnāth, kemone hoibe gati sakale sammān, korite śakati
prabala indriya, bośī-bhūta mana, deho’ nātha! jathājatha
nā chāre viṣaya-rati tabe to’ gāibo, harināma-sukhe
(6) aparādha ha ‘be hata
gopīnāth, hṛdoye bosiyā mora (3)
manake śamiyā, laho nija pāne, kabe heno kṛpā, lobhiyā e jana
ghucibe vipada ghora kṛtārtha hoibe, nātha!
(7) śakti-buddhi-hīn, āmi ati dīn
gopīnāth, anātha dekhiyā more koro’ more ātma-sātha
tumi hṛṣīkeśa, hṛṣīka damiyā, (4)
tāro ‘he saṁsṛti-ghore jogyatā-vicāre, kichu nāhi pāi
(8) tomāra karuṇā sāra
gopīnāth, galāya legeche phāsa karuṇā nā hoile, kāṇḍiyā kāṇḍiyā
kṛpā-asi dhori’, bandhana chediyā, prāṇa nā rākhibo āra
vinode koroho dāsa TRANSLATION
TRANSLATION 1) Gurudeva, give to this servant just one drop of
1) O Gopinatha, I have no means of success, but mercy. I am lower than a blade of grass. Give me
if You take me, having bestowed your mercy upon all help. Give me strength. Let me be as you are,
me, then I will obtain deliverance from this world. without desires or aspirations.
2) O Gopinatha, I have fallen into the perils of 2) I offer you all respects, for thus I may have the
material illusion. Wealth, wife, and sons have energy to know you correctly. Then, by chanting
surrounded me, and lust has wasted me away. the holy name in great ecstasy, all my offenses
3) O Gopinatha, my mind is crazy and does not will cease.
care for any authority. It is always senseless and 3) When will such mercy fall to this one who is
has remained in the dark pit of worldly affairs. weak and devoid of intelligence? Allow me to be
4) O Gopinatha, I have accepted my defeat. All of with you.
my various endeavors were useless. Now You are 4) If you examine me, you will find no qualities.
the only hope. Your mercy is all that I am made of. If you are not
5) O Gopinatha, how shall I make any merciful unto me, I can only weep, and I will not
advancement when my mind has come under the be able to maintain my life.
control of the powerful senses and does not
abandon its attachment to materialism? Song Name: Gurudeva! Boro Krpa Kori
6) O Gopinatha, after sitting down in the core of Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
my heart and subduing my mind, please wake me Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Bhajana
to You. In this way the horrible dangers of this Lalasa Song 10)
world will disappear. (1)
7) O Gopinatha, You are Hrsikesa, the Lord of the gurudev!
senses. Seeing me so helpless, please control boḍo kṛpā kori’, gauḍa-vana mājhe,
these senses of mine and deliver me from this godrume diyācho sthāna
dark and perilous worldly existence. ājñā dila more, ei braje bosi’,
8) O Gopinatha, the noose of materialism has hari-nāma koro gāna
become fixed around my neck. Taking up the (2)
sword of Your mercy and cutting this bondage, kintu kabe prabhu, yogyatā arpibe,
make this Bhaktivinoda Your humble servant. e dāsere doyā kori’
citta sthira habe, sakala sohibo,
Song Name: Gurudeva Krpa Bindu Diya ekānte bhajibo hari
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura (3)
Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Bhajana śaiśava-yauvane, jaḍa-sukha-sańge,
Lalasa Song 11) abhyāsa hoilo manda
(1) nija-karma-doṣe, e deho hoilo,
gurudeva! bhajanera pratibandha
kṛpā-bindu diyā, koro’ ei dāse
tṛṇāpekhā ati hīna
sakala-sahane, bolo diyā koro
nija māne spṛhā-hīna
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(4) TRANSLATION
vārdhakye ekhona, pañca-roge hata, 1) (1) The Divine Master (2) Sri Vrndavana (3)
kemone bhojibo bolo’ The residents of Sri Vrndavana (4) The pure
kāńdiyā kāńdiyā, tomāra caraṇe, Vaisnavas (5) The brahmana section (6) The
poḍiyāchi suvihvala worshipful mantra (7) The holy name (8) A
TRANSLATION yearning to serve the Couple Divine: I adore these
1) Gurudeva! Because you are so merciful, you eight with utmost dedication.
gave me a place in Godruma amid the woodlands 2) O dear mind, I implore thee at thy feet. Already
of Gauda, with this order to fulfill: “Dwell here in we have learned the essence: nothing but Lord
this Vrndavana and sing the holy name of Hari.” Krsna's service dispels the soul's illusory
2) But when, O master, out of your great mercy, experience.
will you bestow upon this servant of yours the 3) Duty, knowledge, penance, meditation -all are
spiritual competence to fulfill that order? When really exploitation: none can free us from action
will my mind become tranquil and fixed? When and reaction; Cast them all aside, O my brother,
will I endure all hardships and serve Lord Hari sing the glory of good faith, our mother whose
without distractions? grace alone bestows pure devotion.
3) Due to attachment to worldly pleasures in 4) Banish your pride forever, O my mind, your
childhood and youth, I have developed bad habits. eight goals remember: adore them with a heart
Because of these sinful acts my body has become that is sincere. Aspiring for that devoted heart, at
an impediment to the service of the Supreme Sri Dasa Goswami's feet this Bhaktivinoda makes
Lord. his prayer."
4) Now, in old age, afflicted by the five-fold
illnesses, how will I serve the Lord? O master, Song Name: Hari Hari Kabe Mora Hobe Heno
please tell me. I have fallen at your feet weeping,
Dina
overwhelmed by anxiety. Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section:
Song Name: Gurudeve Vraja Vane Vraja Ucchvasa: Prarthana Lalasmayi Song 6)
Bhumi Vasi Jane (1)
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura hari hari kabe mora ho'be heno dina
(1) bimala baisnabe,rati upajibe,
gurudeve, vraja-vane, vraja-bhumi-vasi jane, basana hoihe ksina
suddha-bhakte, ara vipra-gane (2)
ista-mantre, hari-name, yugala bhajana kame, antara-bahire, sama byavahara,
kara rati apurva yatane amani manda ho'bo
(2) krsna-sankirtane, sri-krsna-smarane,
dhari mana carane tomara satata majiya ro'bo
janiyachi ebe sara, krsna-bhakti vina ara, (3)
nahi ghuce jivera samsara e deher kriya, abyase koribo,
(3) jibana japana lagi'
karma, jnana, tapah, yoga, sakalai ta karma- sri-krsna-bhajane,anukula jaha,
bhoga, tahe ho'bo anuragi
karma chadaite keha nare (4)
sakala chadiya bhai, sraddha-devira guna gai, bhajaner jaha,pratikula taha,
yanra krpa bhakti dite pare drdhabhave teyagibo
(4) bhajite bhajite,samaya asile,
chadi' dambha anuksana, smara asta-tattva mana, e deha chadiya dibo
kara tahe niskapata rati (5)
sei rati prarthanaya, sri-dasa-gosvami paya, bhakatibinoda, ei asa kori',
e bhakativinoda kare nati basiya godruma-bane
prabhu-krpa lagi',byakula antare,
sada kande sangopane
TRANSLATION
1) Oh my Lord Hari, when will such a day be
mine? Developing love and attchment for a pure
devotee, my material desires will thereby become
weakened amd subdued.
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2) However I feel in the core of my heart, I will 3) I pass my life uselessly bound by Maya!
behave accordingly, totally free from duplicity. (Always saying "I" and "mine"!) Wandering here
Without expecting any respect, I will give all and there under the control of mundane desires-
honor unto others. I will constantly remain where shall I go next? (There is no end to worldly
absorbed in ecstatic remembrance of the Lord by desires!)
performing the congragational chanting of His 4) O brothers, chant "Hari!" while looking directly
holy names. in the face of material desire! (Freedom from
3) Just to pass this life I will perform only mundane hankerings is the platform of actual
whatever minimum activity is requred to maintain happiness!) Giving up all desire for mundane
this body, and I will become attached only to that enjoyment and liberation, I chant the holy names
which is favorable for the worship of Lord Krsna. of the Supreme Lord! (Having become pure and
4) I will forcibly reject whatever is unfavorable for situated in transcendence!) Srimad-Bhagavatam
His worship. Thus worshiping and worshiping, the 11.8.44: asa hi paramam duhkham nairasyam
time has come that I have to give up this body. paramam sukham, material desire is supreme
5) These are the hopes of Bhaktivinoda while misery, while the state of desireless-ness is
living within the forest of Godruma. Hiding in supreme happiness.
secrecy, he continuously weeps with an extremely 5) I dance in ecstasy due to the power and divine
eager heart only for the purpose of receiving the qualities of the holy name, and thus I obtain all
causeless mercy of the Supreme Lord. these results! (Having given up all endeavors for
insignificant material results!) Bhaktivinoda says,
Song Name: Hari Bolo Hari Bolo Hari Bolo "I conquer all impediments to the pure chanting of
Bhai Re the holy name! (Having given up all offenses to
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura the holy name!)"
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Sri Nama
Kirtana Song 3) Song Name: Jaya Jaya Radha Krsna
(1) Official Name: Sri Yugala Arotik (The
‘hari’ bolo, ‘hari’ bolo, ‘hari’ bolo, bhāi re Ceremony of Worshiping the Divine Couple)
harinām āniyāche gaurāṅga-nitāi re Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
(modera duḥkha dekhe’ re) Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Arati Kirtana
(2) Song 3)
harinām vinā jīver anya dhana nāi-re (1)
harināme śuddha ha’lo jagāi-mādhāi re jaya jaya rādhā-kṛṣṇa yugala-milana
(baḍo pāpī chilo re) ārati karowe lalitādi sakhī-gaṇa
(3) (2)
miche māyā-baddha ho’ye jīvan kāṭāi re madana-mohana rūpa tri-bhaṅga-sundara
(‘āmi, āmār’ bole’ re) pītambara śikhi-puccha-cūḍā-manohara
āśā-vaśe ghure’ ghure’ ār kothā jāi re (3)
(āśār śeṣa nāi re) lalita-mādhava-vāme bṛṣabhānu-kanyā
(4) sunīla-vasanā gaurī rūpe gune dhanyā
‘hari’ bole’ deo bhāi āśār mukhe chāi re (4)
(nirāśa to’ sukho re) nānā-vidha alaṅkāra kore jhalamala
bhoga-mokṣa-vāñchā chāḍi’ harinām gāi re hari-mano-vimohana vadana ujjvala
(śuddha-sattva ho’ye re) (5)
(5) viśākhādi sakhī-gaṇa nānā rāge gāya
nāce’ jeo nāmer gune o sab phala pāi re priya-narma-sakhī jata cāmara ḍhulāya
(tuccha phale prayās cheḍe’ re) (6)
vinod bole jāi lo’ye nāmer bālāi re śrī-rādhā-mādhava-pada-sarasija-āśe
(nāmer bālāi cheḍe’ re) bhakativinoda sakhī-pade sukhe bhāse
TRANSLATION TRANSLATION
1) O brothers, chant "Hari!" Chant "Hari!" Chant 1) All glories, all glories to the meeting of the
"Hari!" Lord Gauranga and Lord Nitai have transcendental pair, Sri Sri Radha and Krsna! The
brought the holy name! (Seeing our unhappiness!) gopis, headed by Lalita, perform the arati
2) Except for the holy name, there is no other ceremony for Their pleasure.
treasure for the soul! By the influence of the holy 2) The three-fold bending form of Krsna, the
name, even Jagai and Madhai became pure! (They attractor of Cupid, dressed in yellow silk dhoti and
were both greatly sinful persons!)
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wearing a crown decorated with peacock feathers, 5) Śrīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura says: "I fall at the
is simply captivating to the mind. Lord's feet, having taken this mahā-mantra."
3) Sitting to the left of the charming Lord
Madhava is the daughter of King Vrsabhanu, Song Name: Kabe Gaura Vane
dressed in a lovely deep blue sari. Her complexion Official Name: Siddhi Lalasa (Wandering
is the color of molten gold, and all characteristics madly in Navadvipa)
of Her beauty and qualities are highly Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
praiseworthy. Book Name: Gitamala (Section: Siddhi Lalasa
4) She is decorated with various shimmering, Song 1)
sparkling ornaments. Her face is so splendorous (1)
that it enchants the mind of Lord Hari. kabe gaura-vane, suradhunī-taṭe,
5) The gopis of Visakha’s group sing many ‘hā rādhe hā kṛṣṇa’ bole’
enchanting songs in various tunes, while the kāṅdiyā beḍā’bo, deho-sukha chāḍi’,
topmost class of gopis, known as the priya-narma- nānā latā-taru-tale
sakhis, soothe Radha and Krsna by waving (2)
camara fans. śwa-paca-gṛhete, māgiyā khāibo,
6) Hoping to attain the lotus feet of Radhika and pibo saraswatī-jala
Madhava, Bhaktivinoda happily swims in the puline puline, gaḍā-gaḍi dibo,
ocean of bliss found at the feet of the damsels of kori’ kṛṣṇa-kolāhala
Vraja Dham. (3)
dhāma-bāsī jane, pranati koriyā,
Song Name: Jiv Jago Jiv Jago māgibo kṛpāra leśa
Official Name: Arunodaya Kirtana 2 (Kīrtana vaiṣṇava-caraṇa- reṇu gāya mākhi’,
songs to be sung at dawn) dhori’ avadhūta-veśa
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura (4)
Book Name: Gitavali gauḍa-braja-jane, bheda nā dekhibo,
(1) hoibo baraja-bāsī
jīv jāgo, jīv jāgo, gauracānda bole dhāmera swarūpa, sphuribe nayane,
kota nidrā yāo māyā-pīśācīra kole hoibo rādhāra dāsī
(2) TRANSLATION
bhajibo boliyā ese soṁsāra-bhitore 1) When, oh when will I wander here and there,
bhuliyā rohile tumi avidyāra bhore weeping under the shade of the trees and
(3) creepers along the banks of the celestial Ganges
tomāre loite āmi hoinu avatāra River in Navadvipa? I will cry out "Oh Radhe! Oh
āmi vinā bandhu āra ke āche tomāra Krsna!", and I will completely forget about all the
(4) so-called pleasures of this material body.
enechi auṣadhi māyā nāśibāro lāgi’ 2) When will I be able to live so simply by begging
hari-nāma mahā-mantra lao tumi māgi’ some food from the homes of the untouchables
(5) who live here and there? I will drink the water of
bhakativinoda prabhu-caraṇe poḍiyā the Sarasvati, and in ecstasy I will roll to and fro
sei hari-nāma-mantra loilo māgiyā on the banks of the river, raising a loud uproar of
TRANSLATION "Krsna! Krsna!"
1) Lord Gaurānga is calling, "Wake up, sleeping 3) When will I bow down to all the inhabitants of
souls! Wake up, sleeping souls! How long will you the holy land of Navadvipa and receive a bit of
sleep in the lap of the witch called Māyā? their causeless mercy? I will smear the dust of the
2) You have forgotten the way of devotional Vaisnavas' lotus feet all over my body, and I will
service and are lost in the world of birth and wear the dress of a mad wandering mendicant.
death. 4) When I factually observe that the
3) I have descended just to save you; other than transcendental land of Navadvipa is non different
Myself you have no friend in this world. from Sri Vraja-bhumi, then I shall be transformed
4) I have brought the medicine that will wipe out into a Vrajabasi also. Then I will see the true form
the disease of illusion from which you are of the transcendental realm opening up before my
suffering. Take this mahā-mantra-Hare Kṛṣṇa, very eyes, and I will thus become one of the
Hare Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇa Kṛṣṇa, Hare Hare/Hare Rāma, maidservants of Srimati Radharani.
Hare Rāma Rāma Rāma, Hare Hare."

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beautiful women, all of which are meant just for
Song Name: Kabe Ha’be Bolo bodily pleasure? O Gaura Hari! Give me causeless
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura devotional service [bhakti] to your lotus feet, birth
Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Vijnapti after birth.
Song 1) 4) When will my body be covered with goose
(1) bumps and my voice broken with emotion as I
kabe ha’be bolo se-dina āmār pronounce Krishna's name? When will my body
(āmār) aparādha ghuci’, śuddha nāme ruci, change colour and my eyes flow with endless
kṛpā-bale ha’be hṛdoye sañcār tears as I chant?
(2) 5) When will I give up all thought of the world and
tṛṇādhika hīna, kabe nije māni’, society to run like a madman along the banks of
sahiṣṇutā-guṇa hṛdoyete āni’ the Ganges in Navadvipa, singing and dancing and
sakale mānada, āpani amānī, sincerely calling out the names of Gaura and
ho’ye āswādibo nāma-rasa-sār Nityananda?
(3) 6) When will Nityananda Prabhu be merciful to me
dhana jana āra, kobitā-sundarī, and deliver me from the enchantment [maya] of
bolibo nā cāhi deho-sukha-karī the sense objects? When will he give me the
janme-janme dāo, ohe gaurahari! shade of his lotus feet and the right to enter the
ahaitukī bhakti caraṇe tomār market place [nama-hatta] of the Holy Name?
(4) 7) When will I buy, borrow or steal the ecstasies
(kabe) korite śrī-kṛṣṇa-nāma uccāraṇa, of the Holy Name? When will I lose myself in the
pulakita deho gadgada bacana intoxication of the Holy Name? When will I
baibarṇya-bepathu ha’be saṅghaṭana, immerse myself in the nectar of the Holy Name
nirantara netre ba’be aśru-dhār after grasping the feet of a saint who constantly
(5) relishes the flavours [rasa] of devotion?
kabe navadwīpe, suradhunī-taṭe, 8) When will I feel compassion for all living beings
gaura-nityānanda boli’ niṣkapaṭe [jibas]? When will I forget my own pleasure in
nāciyā gāiyā, berāibo chuṭe, genuine humility? And when will I, Bhaktivinode,
bātulera prāya chāriyā bicār meekly go from door to door, preaching your
(6) message of love?
kabe nityānanda, more kori ‘doyā,
chārāibe mora viṣayera māyā Song Name: Kabe Habe Heno Dasa Mor
diyā more nija-caraṇera chāyā, Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
nāmera hāṭete dibe adhikār Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section:
(7) Ucchvasa: Prarthana Lalasmayi Song 9)
kinibo, luṭibo, hari-nāma-rasa, (1)
nāma-rase māti’ hoibo bibaśa kabe ha'be heno dasa mor
rasera rasika-caraṇa paraśa, tyaji' jada asa, bividha bandhana,
koriyā mojibo rase anibār chadibo samsar ghor
(8) (2)
kabe jībe doyā, hoibe udoya, brndabanabhede, nabaddvipa-dhame,
nija-sukha bhuli’ sudīna-hṛdoya bandhibo kutirakhani
bhakativinoda, koriyā binoya, sacir nandana-carana-asroy
śrī-ājñā-ṭahala koribe pracār koribo sambandha mani'
TRANSLATION (3)
1) When, O when, will that day be mine? When jahnavi-puline, cinmoy-kanane,
will you give me your blessings, erase all my basiya bijana-sthale
offences and give my heart a taste [ruci] for krsna-namamrta, nirantara pibo,
chanting the Holy Name in purity? dakibo 'gauranga' bo'le
2) When will I taste the essence of the Holy (4)
Name, feeling myself to be lower than the grass, ha gaura-nitai, tora du'ti bhai,
my heart filled with tolerance? When will I give patita-janer bandhu
respect to all others and be free from desire for adhama patita, ami he durjana,
respect from them? hao more krpa sindhu
3) When will I cry out that I have no longer any
desire for wealth and followers, poetry and
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(5) (3)
kandite kandite, sola-krosa-dhama, abhimanahina, bhajana praveena
jahnavi ubhoy kule bisayete anasakta
bhramite bhramite, kabhu bhagya-phale, antara-bahire, niskapata sada,
dekhi kuchu taru-mule nitya-lila-anurakta
(6) (4)
ha ha manohara, ki dekhinu ami, kanistha, madhyama, uttama prabhede,
boliya murchita ho'bo vaisnava trividha gani
samvit paiya, kandibo gopane, kanisthe adara, madhyame pranati,
smari dunhu krpa-laba uttame susrusa suni
TRANSLATION (5)
1) When, oh when will such a condition be mine? je jena baisnaba, ciniya loiya,
Renouncing all of my mundane desires which are adara koribo jabe
giving rise to various types of bondage, I will give vaisnaver krpa,j ahe sarva-siddhi,
up this dark, ghastly material existence. avasya paibo tabe
2) I will build my small hut at Navadvipa-dhama, (6)
seeing the land as being non-different from vaisnava caritra, sarvada pavitra,
Vrndavana-dhama. There I will finally establish my jei ninde himsa kori'
relationship under the shelter of the lotus feet of bhakativinoda, na' sambhase ta're
the Son of Mother Saci. thake sada mauna dhori'
3) Living in a solitary place in a spiritually TRANSLATION
conscious forest on the banks of the Ganga, I will 1) Oh my Lord Hari, when will I ever be able to
incessantly drink the pure nectar of Krsna's name, realize who is actually a real Vaisnava, the lotus
and I will loudly shout the name of Gauranga feet of whom are like a mine of all-
thus: auspiciousness? When will I become madly
4) "Oh Gaura-Nitai! You two Brothers are the only overwhelmed by holding such lotus feet within the
true friend of all the fallen souls! I am the lowest core of my heart?
of the low, most fallen and wicked-minded, so 2) Such a revered devotee is always
kindly bestow Your ocean of mercy upon me. transcendental, free from all faults, and fully joyful
5) Thus repeatedly sobbing and calling out, I will in spiritual bliss. Being lovingly attached to the
roam all over the abode of 32 square miles, holy name of the Lord, and always disinterested
sometimes on one bank of the Ganga and and callous towards worldly interests, he is always
sometime on the other. And sometimes, while melted with compassion for all souls.
wandering about, if I ever receive a drop of good 3) Devoid of any trace of false ego, fully
fortune, I may suddenly glance over at the base experienced and expert in bhajana, the pure
of a tree (and behold some vision there. . . ) devotee is completely detached from all types of
6) I will blurt out: "Ha Ha, how wonderful! What sense objects. He is always straightforward and
amazing thing have I seen now?!!", and I will faint sincere both internally and externally, and he is
senseless on the spot. Regaining consciousness completely attracted to relishing the eternal
later, I will hide and weep secretly, remembering pastimes of the Lord.
that all this ecstasy is due to receiving just a tiny 4) I discriminate between the three types of
speck of Sri Sri Gaura-Nitai's mercy. Vaisnavas, namely the kanistha (beginning
neophyte), the madhyama (middle class), and the
Song Name: Kabe Mui Vaisnava Cinibo uttama (highest pure devotee). I respect the
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura kanistha, I offer my respectful obeisances unto
Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section: the madhyama, and I fully submit myself to
Ucchvasa: Prarthana Lalasmayi Song 7) hearing from the uttama.
(1) 5) At that time, when I learn to properly honor
kabe mui vaisnava cinibo hari hari such a pure devotee, recognizing his real quality,
vaisnava carana, kalyaner khani, then only i will certainly achieve all spiritual
matibo hrdaye dhori' perfection by his mercy.
(2) 6) Bhaktivinoda always keeps a vow to abstain
baisnava-thakura aprakrta sada, from speaking any type of envious blasphemy
nirdosa, anandamoy unto such a pure devotee, whose life and
krsna-name priti jade udasina, characteristics are always pure.
jibete dayardra hoy
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Song Name: Kabe Sri Caitanya More Song Name: Kali Kukkura Kadan
Koribena Doya Official Name: Nama Kirtana (Names of Lord
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura Caitanya )
Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section: Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Ucchvasa: Prarthana Dainyamayi Song 1) Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section:
(1) Ucchvasa: Ucchvasa Kirtana Nama Kirtana
kabe śrī caitanya more karibena dayā Song 1)
kabe āmi paiba vaiṣṇava-pada-chāyā (1)
(2) kali-kukkura-kadana jadi cao (he)
kabe āmi chāḍiba e viṣayābhimāna kali-yuga-pavana, kali-bhoya-nasana,
kabe viṣṇu-jane āmi kariba sammāna sri-saci-nandana gao (he)
(3) (2)
gala-vastra kṛtāñjali vaiṣṇava-nikaṭe gadadhara-madana, nita’yer prana-dhana,
dante tṛṇa kari’ dāḍāiba niṣkapaṭe advaiter prapujita gora
(4) nimai bisvambhar, srinivas-iswar,
kāndiyā kāndiyā jānāiba duḥkha-grāma bhakta-samuha-cita-cora
saṁsāra-anala haite māgiba viśrāma (3)
(5) nadiya-sasadhar, mayapura-iswar,
śuniyā āmāra duḥkha vaiṣṇava ṭhākura nama-pravartana sura
āmā’ lāgi’ kṛṣṇe āvedibena pracura grhi-jana-siksaka, nyasi-kula-nayaka,
(6) madhava radha-bhava-pura
vaiṣṇavera āvedane kṛṣṇa dayāmaya (4)
e hena pāmara prati ha’bena sa-daya sarvabhauma-sodhana, gajapati-tarana,
(7) ramananda-posana vira
vinodera nivedana vaiṣṇava-caraṇe rupananda-vardhana, sanatana-palana,
kṛpā kari’ sańge laha ei akiñcane haridasa-modana dhira
TRANSLATION (5)
1) When will Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu show His braja-rasa bhavana, dusta-mata-satana,
causeless mercy to me by allowing me to attain kapati vighatana kama
the shade of the lotus feet of all the Vaisnavas? suddha-bhakta-palana, suska-jnana tadana,
2) When will I be able to give up this false ego chala-bhakti-dusana rama
which is so deeply engrossed in sense TRANSLATION
gratification? And when will I be able to properly 1) If you want to be rid of the influence of the
honor the associates of the Lord? dog-like personality of kali, then just sing the
3) I will stand before the Vaisnavas with folded glories of the beautiful Son of Mother Saci (Saci-
hands, a cloth binding my neck, and a straw in nandana). He is the Savior of the kali-yuga (Kali-
between my teeth, sincerely awaiting their order. yuga Pavana), and He is (Kali-bhay-nasana), the
4) Weeping and weeping, I will understand the destroyer of all fear caused by the age of quarrel.
real nature of this abode of misery, and I will beg 2) He maddens Sri Gadhadara with His name,
for relief from the blazing fire of this material (Gadadhara-madana) He is the treasure of the life
world. of Sri Nityananda Prabhu (Nita'yer Prana-dhana),
5) Hearing about all of my miserable sufferings, and He is the most worshipable object of Sri
the Vaisnava Thakura will submit an appeal unto Advaita Acarya (Advaiter Prapujita). He is
the Lord Krsna on my behalf. affectionately named Nimai by His mother, due to
6) By the prayer of the Vaisnavas the all-merciful being born under a Nim tree, and He has been
Lord Krsna will then become compassionate named Visvambhara by His grandfather. He is the
towards such a sinner as me. only Lord of Sri Srivasa (Srinivas-isvar), and He
7) Bhaktivinoda's prayer unto the lotus feet of the steals the hearts of all the assembled devotees
Vaisnavas is that: "Please be merciful and take (Bhakta-samuha-cita-cora).
this worthless person into your association". 3) Lord Caitanya is the moon over Nadia (Nadiya-
sasadhar), the Lord of Sri Mayapura-dhama
(Mayapura-isvar), and the divine propogator of His
own name (Nama-pravartana Sura). He is the
instructor of family men (Grhijana-siksaka), and
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renounced order (Nyasi-kula-nayaka). He is the TRANSLATION
husband of the Goddess of Fortune (Madhava), Refrain: Oh, why does my heart not weep from
and He is over-flowing with the ecstatic moods chanting the holy names Hare Krsna?
and sentiments of Srimati Radharani (Radha- 1) The bird of my heart does not know what past
bhava-pura). sinful activities it has committed to cause this
4) Lord Caitanya is the corrector and purifier of inability to chant Hare Krsna properly.
Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya (Sarvabhauma- 2) O forest bird! I have kept something for you
sodhana), and the deliverer of King Prataparudra very carefully within the cottage of my heart – the
(Gajapati-tarana), the source of nourishment of holy name of Hari, which is overflowing with pure
Srila Ramananda Raya (Ramananda-posana), and sweet honey. O bird, you could learn the chanting
He is a great hero (Vira). He increases the ecstasy of this name if you were taught.
of Srila Rupa Gosvami (Rupananda-vardhana), He 3) A bird is easily able to speak all names; why
is the maintainer and protector of Srila Sanatana then does this bird of my heart refuse to chant
Gosvami (Sanatana-palana), He gladdens Hare Krsna? Oh, why does my heart not weep
Haridasa Thakura (Haridasa-modana) and He is from chanting the holy names Hare Krsna?
very grave (Dhira). 4) O bird! Come, let us go to the spiritual world,
5) Lord Caitanya is the source of all the the land of true and everlasting beauty. It is the
transcendental mellows of Vraja-dhama (Braja- place where the imaginary man of my mind will
rasa Bhavana), He is the destroyer of all never again come and go on the revolving cycle of
mischievous and wicked mentality (Dustamata- birth and death.
satana), and He dissolves the mundane lust of the 5) O bird! At the time of death, your body will
deceitful insincere souls by His causeless mercy simply be placed upon a funeral stretcher, lifted
(Kapati Vighatana Kama). He maintains and on the shoulders of four persons and carried to
protects His pure Vaisnava devotees (Suddha- the cremation grounds.
bhakta-palana), and He chastises dry speculative 6) Alas! The cremation fire will enter your mouth
knowledge (Suskajnana Tadana). He destroys and then totally consume your tongue. There will
pretentious and hypocritical devotion (Chala- be nothing you can do to save yourself, for at that
bhakti-dusana), and He is the reservoir of time it is too late – you will be unable to speak
pleasure (Rama) anymore.

Song Name: Keno Hare Krsna Nam Song Name: Kesava Tuwa Jagata Vicitra
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
(refrain) keno hare kṛṣṇa nām hari bole Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Bhakti
mano prāṇ kāṅde nā Pratikula Bhava Varjanangikara Song 1)
(1) (1)
pakhi nā jāni kon aparādhe keśava! tuwā jagata vicitra
mukhe hare kṛṣṇa nām bolo nā karama-vipāke, bhava-vana bhrama-i,
(2) pekhaluń rańga bahu citra
baner pakhi re dhare rāklām hṛdoy mandire (2)
madhu mākhā ei hari nām tuwā pada-vismṛti, ā-mara jantranā,
pakhi re śikhaile śikhe kleśa-dahane dohi’ jāi
(3) kapila, patañjali, gautama, kanabhojī,
pakhi sakal nām bolte paro jaimini, bauddha āowe dhāi’
keno hare kṛṣṇa nām bolo na (3)
keno hare kṛṣṇa nām hari bole mano prāṇ kāṅde nā tab koi nija-mate, bhukti, mukti yācato,
(4) pāta-i nānā-vidha phāńd
chalo pakhi rūper deśe jāi so-sabu—vañcaka, tuwā bhakti bahir-mukha,
je deśete maner mānuś āsā jāoyā nāi ghaṭāowe viṣama paramād
(5) (4)
pakhi re tor maraṇa kālete vaimukha-vañcane, bhaṭa so-sabu,
carabi vāser dolāte niramilo vividha pasār
ore cār janete kandhe kore danḍavat dūrato, bhakativinoda bhelo,
loye jābe smaśan ghāṭete bhakata-caraṇa kori’ sār
(6) TRANSLATION
ore o tor mukhe āguna jihve tule 1) This material creation of Yours, O Kesava, is
ki korobi tāi bolo nā most strange. I have roamed throughout the
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forest of this universe in consequence of my TRANSLATION
selfish acts, and I have beheld many strange and 1) How has one such as I come to Your shelter?
curious sights. Surely it is by Your mercy alone, for You are
2) Forgetfulness of Your lotus feet has brought on everseeking the purification and deliverance of the
anguish and grief. As I burn in this fire of misery, fallen souls.
my would-be saviors — Kapila, Patanjali, 2) You are my only hope, for You are full of
Gautama, Kanada, Jaimini, and Buddha — come compassion and mercy. There is no one who
running to my aid. needs Your mercy more than I. You will surely
3) Each expounds his particular view, dangling drive away all fear.
various pleasures and liberation as bait in their 3) No one else has the power to deliver me. O
philosophical traps. They are all cheaters, averse merciful Lord, by Your declaration, kindly deliver
to Your devotional service and thus fatally this vile and lowly sinner.
dangerous. 4) I have given up everything and come to Your
4) They are magnates of karma, jnana, and yoga lotus feet. I am Your eternal servant, and You are
who specialize in opinions and proofs for cheating my protector and maintainer, O Lord of the
the materially inclined. Bhaktivinoda, considering universe!
refuge at the feet of the Vaisnavas as essential, 5) Everything is Yours. I am merely a servant,
pays his respects to these cheating philosophers certain that You will deliver me. I have chosen
from afar. Your lotus feet as my only shelter. I no longer
belong to myself.
Song Name: Ki Jani Ki Bale 6) Weeping, Bhaktivinoda takes shelter at Your
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura feet. Forgive his offenses, afford him a taste for
Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Goptritve the holy name, and kindly maintain him.
Varana Song 1)
(1) Song Name: Krpa Koro Vaisnava Thakura
ki jāni ki bale, tomāra dhāmete, Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
hoinu śaraṇāgata Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section:
tumi doyā-moy, patita-pāvana, Ucchvasa: Prarthana Lalasmayi Song 8)
patita-tāraṇe rata (1)
(2) kṛpā koro vaiṣṇava ṭhākura, sambandha jāniyā
bharasā āmāra, ei mātra nātha! bhajite bhajite, abhimāna hau dūra
tumi to’ karunā-moy (2)
tava doyā-pātra, nāhi mora sama, 'āmi to vaiṣṇava', e buddhi hoile, amānī nā ho'bo
avaśya ghucābe bhoy āmi
(3) pratiṣthāśā āsi', hṛdoya dūṣibe, hoibo niraya-gāmī
āmāre tārite, kāhāro śakati, (3)
avanī-bhitore nāhi tomāra kińkora, āpane jānibo, 'guru'-abhimāna
doyāla ṭhākura! ghoṣanā tomāra, tyaji'
adhama pāmare trāhi tomāra ucchiṣṭha, pada-jala-reṇu, sadā niṣkapaṭe
(4) bhaji
sakala chāḍiyā, āsiyāchi āmi, (4)
tomāra caraṇe nātha! 'nije śreṣṭha' jani, ucchiṣṭthādi dāne, ho'be
āmi nitya-dāsa, tumi pālayitā, abhimāna bhāra
tumi goptā, jagannātha! tāi śiṣya taba, thākiyā sarvadā, nā loibo pūjā kā'r
(5) (5)
tomāra sakala, āmi mātra dāsa, amānī mānada, hoile kīrtane, adhikāra dibe tumi
āmāra tāribe tumi tomāra caraṇe, niṣkapaṭe āmi, kāńdiyā luṭibo
tomāra caraṇa, korinu varaṇa, bhūmi
āmāra nāhi to’ āmi TRANSLATION
(6) 1) O Vaisnava Thakura! Please give me your
bhakativinoda, kāńdiyā śaraṇa, mercy – knowledge of my relationship with
lo’yeche tomāra pāy Bhagavan and the ability to do bhajana, sending
kṣami’ aparādha, nāme ruci diyā, my false ego far away.
pālana korohe tāy 2) If I think "I am a Vaisnava," then I will never
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contaminated with the hope of receiving honor
from others, and I will surely go to hell. Song Name: Manasa Deho Geho Jo Kichu
3) Give me the mercy that I can renounce the Mor
false conception of my being guru and can be Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
your servant. Let me accept without duplicity your Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Atma
remnants and your foot-bath water. Nivedana Song 3)
4) By thinking that I am superior (guru) and (1)
giving my remnants to others, I will bring about mānasa, deho, geho, jo kichu mor
my destruction. Let me always identify as your arpilū tuwā pade, nanda-kiśor!
disciple and not accept any worship or praise from (2)
others. sampade vipade, jīvane-maraṇe
5) In this way I can renounce the desire for honor dāy mama gelā, tuwā o-pada baraṇe
for myself and can offer respect to others. (3)
Weeping sincerely at your lotus feet and rolling on mārobi rākhobi-jo icchā tohārā
the ground, I pray that you will give me the ability nitya-dāsa prati tuwā adhikārā
to chant nama purely. (4)
janmāobi moe icchā jadi tor
Song Name: Mama Mana Mandire bhakta-gṛhe jani janma hau mor
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura (5)
(refrain) mama mana mandire raha niśi-din kīṭa-janma hau jathā tuwā dās
kṛṣṇa murāri śrī kṛṣṇa murāri bahir-mukha brahma janme nāhi āś
(1) (6)
bhakti prīti mālā candan bhukti-mukti-spṛhā vihīna je bhakta
tumi nio he nio cita-nandan labhaite tāko saṅga anurakta
(2) (7)
jīvana maraṇa tava pūjā nivedan janaka, jananī, dayita, tanay
sundara he mana-hārī prabhu, guru, pati-tuhū sarva-moy
(3) (8)
eso nanda-kumār ār nanda-kumār bhakativinoda kohe, śuno kāna!
habe prema-pradīpe ārati tomār rādhā-nātha! tuhū hāmāra parāṇa
(4) TRANSLATION
nayana jamunā jhare anibār 1) Mind, body, and family, whatever may be mine,
tomāra virahe giridhārī I have surrendered at Your lotus feet, O youthful
(5) son of Nanda!
bandana gāne tava bajuk jīvana 2) In good fortune or in bad, in life or at death, all
kṛṣṇa murāri śrī kṛṣṇa murāri my difficulties have disappeared by choosing
TRANSLATION those feet of Yours as my only shelter.
Refrain: Please abide in the temple of my heart 3) Slay me or protect me as You wish, for You are
both day and night, O Krsna Murari, O Sri Krsna the master of Your eternal servant.
Murari! 4) If it is Your will that I be born again, then may
1) Devotion, love, flower garlands, and it be in the home of Your devotee.
sandalwood- please accept them, O Delighter of 5) May I be born again even as a worm, so long
the Heart! as I may remain Your devotee. I have no desire to
2) In life or in death I worship You with these be born as a Brahma averse to You.
offerings, Beautiful One, O Enchanter of the 6) I yearn for the company of that devotee who is
Heart! completely devoid of all desire for worldly
3) Come, son of Nanda, and then, O Son of enjoyment or liberation.
Nanda, I will offer Your arati ceremony with the 7) Father, mother, lover, son, Lord, preceptor,
lamplight of my love. and husband; You are everything to me.
4) The waters of the Yamuna river cascade 8) Thakura Bhaktivinoda says, "O Kana, please
incessantly from my eyes in your separation, O hear me! O Lord of Radha, You are my life and
Holder of Govardhana Hill! soul!"
5) May I pass my life absorbed only in songs of
Your praise, O Krsna Murari, Sri Krsna Murari!

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(3)
Song Name: Nadiya Godrume Nityananda mādhurī-pūra, āsaba paśi’,
Mahajana mātāya jagata-jane
Official Name: Ajna Tahal (The Lord’s Order keha vā kāṅde, keha vā nāce,
to Process Around Town and Chant) keha māte mane mane
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura (4)
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Nagara Kirtana pañca-vadana, nārade dhari’,
Song 1) premera saghana rola
(1) kamalāsana, nāciyā bale,
nadīyā-godrume nityānanda mahājana ‘bola bola hari bola’
patiyāche nām-haṭṭa jīvera kāraṇa (5)
(2) sahasrānana, parama-sukhe,
(śraddhāvān jan he, śraddhāvān jan he) ‘hari hari’ bali’ gāya
prabhura ājñāy, bhāi, māgi ei bhikṣā nāma-prabhāve, mātila viśva,
bolo ‘kṛṣṇa,’ bhajo kṛṣṇa, koro kṛṣṇa-śikṣā nāma-rasa sabe pāya
(3) (6)
aparādha-śūnya ho’ye loho kṛṣṇa-nām śrī-kṛṣṇa-nāma, rasane sphuri’,
kṛṣṇa mātā, kṛṣṇa pitā, kṛṣṇa dhana-prān purā’la āmāra āśa
(4) śrī-rūpa-pade, yācaye ihā,
kṛṣṇera saṁsāra koro chāḍi’ anācār bhakativinoda dāsa
jīve doyā, kṛṣṇa-nām-sarva-dharma-sār TRANSLATION
TRANSLATION 1) When the great soul Narada Muni plays his
1) In the land of Nadiya, on the island of vina, the holy name, Radhika-raman, descends
Godruma, the magnanimous Lord Nityananda has and immediately appears amidst the kirtan of the
opened up the marketplace of the Holy Name, Lord’s devotees.
meant for the deliverance of all fallen souls. 2) Like a monsoon cloud, the holy name showers
2) O people of faith! O people of faith! By the nectar in their ears. All the devotees, due to great
order of Lord Gauranga, O brothers, I beg these ecstasy, repeatedly dance to their hearts content.
three requests of you: Chant "Krsna!", worship 3) All the people of the universe become
Krsna, and teach others about Krsna. maddened upon entering this intoxicating shower
3) Being careful to remain free of offenses; just of nectar. Some people cry, some dance and
take the holy name of Lord Krsna. Krsna is your others become fully intoxicated within their minds.
mother, Krsna is your father, and Krsna is the 4) Lord Siva, embracing Narada Muni, repeatedly
treasure of your life. makes loud screams of ecstatic joy, and Lord
4) Giving up all sinful activities, carry on your Brahma, dancing very ecstatically, says, “All of
worldly duties only in relation to Lord Krsna. The you kindly chant, Haribol! Haribol!”
showing of compassion to other souls by loudly 5) In great happiness the thousand-faced Ananta
chanting the holy name of Krsna is the essence of Sesa chants “Hari! Hari!” By the influence of the
all forms of religion. transcendental vibration of the holy name, the
whole universe becomes ecstatically maddened
Song Name: Narada Muni Bajay Vina and everyone tastes the mellows of the holy
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura name.
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Namastakam 6) Thakura Bhaktivinoda, the humble servant of
Song 8) the Lord, says, “The holy name of Krishna has
(1) fulfilled all my desires by vibrating on everyone’s
nārada-muni, bājāya vīṇā, tongue.” Bhaktivinoda therefore prays at the feet
‘rādhikā-ramaṇa’-nāme of Sri Rupa Goswami that the chanting of harinam
nāma amani, udita haya, may continue like this always.
bhakata-gīta-sāme
(2) Song Name: Nija Karma Dose Phale
amiya-dhārā, variṣe ghana, Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
śravaṇa-yugale giyā Book Name: Gitamala (Section: Yamuna
bhakata-jana, saghane nāce, Bhavavali Song 10)
bhariyā āpana hiyā

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(1) (3)
hari he achen caukidar haridas adi holen sri sanjay
nija-karma-doṣa-phale poḍi' bhabārṇaba-jale sri sridhar mate dalal kesava bharati sri vidya
hābuḍubu khāi kota kāla vacaspati
sāntāri' sāntāri' jāi sindhu-anta nāhi pāi paricarak achen krsna dasa prabhrti
bhaba-sindhu ananta biśāla hon kosadhyaksa srivas pandit, jhadudar kedar
(2) jute
nimagna hoinu jabe ḍākinu kātara rabe (4)
keho more koroho uddhāra hater mulya nirupon, naya bhakti prakasana,
sei kāle āile tumi tomā jāni' kūla-bhūmi prema heno mudra sarbasar, samyaman nai komi
āśā-bīja hoilo āmāra besi saman
(3) (5)
tumi hari doyāmoya pāile more su-niścoya o jon re, sob ek mane bojhay uthe.
sarbottama doyāra biṣoya ei premer uddesa, ek sadhu upadesa
tomāke nā chāḍi' āra e bhaktibinoda chāra sudhamoy harinam rupa su-sandesa
doyā-pātre pāile doyāmoya ete boro nai re dvesadvesa
TRANSLATION khay ek pate kanakuthe.
1) Oh my dear Lord Hari! By the bad fruits of my TRANSLATION
past evil activities, I have slipped and fallen into 1-5) Nityandanda has come to the Marketplace of
the waters of the ocean of nescience, and I have the Name. Whoever's coming, run quickly. Those
been thus bobbing and sinking beneath the waves two rascals Jagai and Madhai have looted the
for a very, very long time. Swimming, I have not storehouse and taken all the goods. You will find
been able to reach the shore of this ocean of the partners Adwaita, Sanatan, the store house
material existence, for it extends for an managers. Gadadhar Pandit is the guard, Haridas
unlimitedly vast distance. is the watch man, Sanjay and Sridhar are the
2) Becoming completely submerged and drowned bearers. Kesava Bharati and Vidyavacaspati are
in this ocean, I have loudly called out with a brokers and Krsna Das and others are
greatly distressed voice for someone to come and managers. Srivas Pandit is the treasurer, and
rescue me. At that time You came to me, oh Lord. Kedarnath is the sweeper. The cost of the goods
Knowing that You are the safe shelter at the shore in the store, are nine kinds of devotional
of this fearful ocean has given me a ray of hope. service. The gold coin is prema. There is no limit,
3) You, dear Lord, are actually made of with whatever you have, buy, there is no
compassion. I am completely convinced that You shortage, people take as much of the goods as
are the original source of the highest form of they can. For obtaining love of God this is good
causeless mercy. Now this most fallen rascal advice. The message is the nectarean name of
Bhaktivinoda won't reject You any more... for I, the Lord, so let there be no useless strife. Let
the befitting object of causeless mercy, have everyone, whoever he may be, eat from the same
attained the favor of He Who abounds in plate.
causeless mercy.
Song Name: Ohe Vaisnava Thakura
Song Name: Nitai Nam Hate O Ke Jabire Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Bhai Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Bhajana
Official Name: Nama Hatta Bhajana Lalasa Song 7)
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1)
(1) ohe!
nitai nam hate o ke jabire bhai, ay chute vaiṣṇaba ṭhākura, doyāra sāgara,
ese pasanda jagai madhai dujan sakal hater mal e dāse koruṇā kori’
nile jute diyā pada-chāyā, śodho he āmāya,
(2) tomāra caraṇa dhori
hater amsi mahajon, sri adwaita sanatan (2)
bhandari sri gadadhar pandit vicaksan chaya bega domi’, chaya doṣa śodhi’,
chaya guṇa deho’ dāse
chaya sat-saṅga, deho’ he āmāre,
boshechi saṅgera āśe

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(3) (6)
ekākī āmāra, nāhi pāya bala, marana-samay ta'ra, upay hoiya hara,
hari-nāma-saṅkīrtane anutap-anale jvalilo
tumi kṛpā kori’, śraddhā-bindu diyā, kukkuradi pasu-pray, jiban katay hay,
deho’ kṛṣṇa-nāma-dhane paramartha kabhu na cintilo
(4) (7)
kṛṣṇa se tomāra, kṛṣṇa dite pāro, emon bisaye mana, keno thako acetana,
tomāra śakati ache chado chado bisayer asa
āmi to’ kāṅgala, ‘kṛṣṇa’ ‘kṛṣṇa’ boli’, sri-guru-caranasroy, koro' sabe bhava joy,
dhāi tava pāche pāche e daser sei to' bharasa
TRANSLATION TRANSLATION
1) O venerable Vaisnava. O ocean of mercy, be 1) Listen, my dear mind. I don't like this material
merciful unto your servant. Give me the shade ofworld at all. It is simply filled with the suffering of
your lotus feet and purify me. I hold on to yourbirth, death, disease and old age. Besides all this
lotus feet. suffering, tell me now that good thing could
possibly be found here?
2) Teach me to control my six passions; rectify my
2) Wealth, followers and family members they can
six faults, bestow upon me the six qualities, and
never really belong to anyone. For a time they are
offer unto me the six kinds of holy association.*
together, and afterwards they all drift apart. All
3) I do not find the strength to carry on alone the
these relationships which you would love to hold
sankirtana of the holy name of Hari. Please bless
on to, none of them will remain for long, my dear
me by giving me just one drop of faith with which
to obtain the great treasure of the holy name ofmind. Oh brother, know it for sure that all these
Krsna. temporary things are flimsy and perishable.
3) The lifespan of one living in this world is
4) Krsna is yours. You have the power to give Him
to me. I am simply your servant running behind extremely short, and even that gradually decays
you shouting, "Krsna! Krsna!" more and more until one beholds Yamaraja
hovering nearby. Afflicted with continuous
Song Name: Ore Mana Bhalonahi Lage E diseases and lamenting in heart-broken grief, his
Samsar consciousness thus degrades more and more.
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura Finally one meets his downfall, and he again
Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section: suffers the calamity of separation from his dear
Upalabdhi: Nirveda-Laksana-Upalabdhi Song 1) kinsmen.
(1) 4) Just see here, my dear brother. Don't go for
ore mana, bhalonahi lage e samsar this mixed pain and pleasure of so-called material
janama-marana-jara, je samsare ache bhara, happiness, for it is actually the source of all your
tahe kiba ache bol' sar troubles. If this is the real situation, then why
(2) have you become the slave of maya just on
dhana-jana-parivar, keho nahe kabhu ka'r, account of this miserable so-called happiness? Do
kale mitra, akale apar you realize what you've done? If you become the
jaha raknibare cai, taha nahe thake bhai, slave of maya then you only rob yourself of the
anitya samasta binasvar eternal treasure waiting for you, the supreme goal
(3) of life.
ayu ati alpa-dina, krame taha hoy ksina, 5) Just become a little thoughtful for once and
samaner nikata darsana reflect back on your own life story, how many
roga-soka anibar, citta kore' charakhar, demoniac temptations you were motivated by.
bandhava-bijoga durghatana Simply to get a little sense gratification, how many
(4) unlimitedly sinful acts have you committed? So
bhalo ko're dekho bhai, amisra ananda nai, now just see the result, the only gain in the long
je ache, se duhkher karana run is your certain death.
se sukher tore tabe, keno maya-dasa habe, 6) Alas! Never having once considered the
haraibe paramartha-dhana purpose or goal of human existence, such a
(5) person wastes his entire life just like a dog or a
itihasa-alocane, bheve' dekho nija mane, pig. Then at the time of death, being bereft and
koto asurika durasoy cheated out of any means of deliverance, he
indriya-tarpana sar, kori' koto duracar, laments bitterly and burning the fire of
sese labhe marana niscoy repentance.
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7) My dear mind, so tell me why you remain 7) Whether I live as bird or beast, in heaven or in
stupefied and unconscious absorbed in this hell, let the humble Bhaktivinoda always cherish
useless temporary sense gratification? I want you bhakti in his heart of hearts.
to give it up right now, and give up all hopes for
future sense gratification as well. For the Song Name: Prapance Poriya Agati
expectation of this humble servant is that you will Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
be able to conquer over this miserable material Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Bhajana
existence by being firmly situated under the Lalasa Song 1)
protection offered by the lotus feet of sri guru, (1)
your most well-wishing spiritual master. hari he!
prapañce poḍiyā, agati hoiyā,
Song Name: Prabhu Tava Pada Yuge nā dekhi upāya ār
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura agatira gati, caraṇe śaraṇa,
Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Siksastakam tomāya korinu sār
Song 4) (2)
(1) karama geyāna, kichu nāhi mora,
prabhu tava pada-yuge mora nivedan sādhana bhajana nāi
nāhi māgi deha-sukha, vidyā, dhana, jan tumi kṛpā-moya, āmi to’ kāńgāla,
(2) ahaitukī kṛpā cāi
nāhi māgi swarga, āra mokṣa nāhi māgi (3)
nā kori prārthanā kono vibhūtira lāgi’ vākya-mano-vega, krodha-jihvā-vega,
(3) udara-upastha-vega
nija-karma-guna-doṣe je je janma pāi miliyā e saba, saṁsāre bhāsā’ye,
janme janme jeno tava nāma-guna gāi diteche paramodvega
(4) (4)
ei mātra āśā mama tomār caraṇe aneka jatane, se saba damane,
ahoitukī bhakti hṛde jāge anukṣane chāḍiyāchi āśā āmi
(5) anāthera nātha! ḍāki tava nāma,
viṣaye je prīti ebe āchaye āmār ekhona bharasā tumi
sei-mata prīti hauk caraṇe tomār TRANSLATION
(6) 1) O Lord Hari, having fallen helplessly into the
vipade sampade tāhā thākuk sama-bhāve illusion of this world, I see no other means of
dine dine vṛddhi hauk nāmera prabhāve deliverance but You. You are the only recourse for
(7) the helpless. I accept the shelter of Your lotus feet
paśu-pakṣi ho’ye thāki swarge vā niroye as essential.
tava bhakti rahu bhaktivinoda-hṛdoye 2) I have no knowledge, no background of pious
TRANSLATION activities, nor any history of strict devotional
1) My Lord: I submit the following prayer at Your practice. But You are full of compassion and
holy feet: I do not pray to You for physical leisure, kindness. Therefore, although I am certainly
for learning, wealth, or followers. destitute, I solicit Your causeless mercy.
2) I do not pray for heaven or salvation. I do not 3) The powerful urges of speech, mind, anger,
pray for any of these opulences. tongue, belly, and genital have banded together
3) In whatever birth I take, wherever my karma to cast me adrift on the sea of this material world,
leads me, let me sing the glories of Your Holy thus causing me great anxiety and trouble.
Name birth after birth. 4) After great endeavor to subdue these material
4) This alone is my cherished hope, my aspiration, demands, I have completely given up all hope. O
my prayer at your lotus feet: Let causeless and Lord of the destitute, I call upon Your holy name,
uninterrupted devotion awaken within my for now You are my only shelter.
heart and flow towards You.
5) Let me love Your lotus feet as much as I now Song Name: Radha Krsna Bol Bol
love sense gratification; transfer my affection from Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
the objects of the senses to Your lotus feet. Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Nagara Kirtana
6) In danger or success, good fortune or disaster, Song 4)
let me remain in equipoise. And let my affection
for You increase day by day by the influence of
the Holy Name.
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(1) (6)
'rādhā-kṛṣṇa' bol bol bolo re sobāi yugala-vilāse anukūla jāni
(ei) śikṣā diyā, sab nadīyā līlā-vilāse-uddīpaka māni
phirche nece' gaura-nitāi (7)
(miche) māyār bośe, jāccho bhese', e saba choḍato kaṅhi nāhi jāu
khāccho hābuḍubu, bhāi e saba choḍato parāna hārāu
(2) (8)
(jīv) kṛṣṇa-dās, e biśwās, bhakativinoda kohe, śuno kān!
korle to' ār duḥkho nāi tuwā uddīpaka hāmārā parān
(kṛṣṇa) bolbe jabe, pulak ha'be TRANSLATION
jhorbe āńkhi, boli tāi 1-6) The cottage in the grove on the banks of
(3) Radha-kunda, the great Govardhana Hill, the
('rādhā) kṛṣṇa' bolo, sańge calo, banks of the Yamuna, Kusuma-sarovara, Manasa-
ei-mātra bhikhā cāi ganga, the daughter of Kalinda (the Yamuna) with
(jāy) sakal' bipod bhaktivinod her many waves, the Vamsi-vat, Gokula, Dhira-
bole, jakhon o-nām gāi samira, the trees and creepers and reeds of
TRANSLATION Vrdavana, the different varieties of colorful birds,
1) Chant, chant "Radha-Krsna!" Everyone chant! the deer, the cooling breeze from the Malaya
When Lord Caitanya and Lord Nityananda came Mountains, the peacocks, the bumblebees, the
dancing through Nadia, They gave these pastimes with the flute, the flute itself, the buffalo
teachings: Chant, chant "Radha-Krsna!" Everyone horn bugle, the footprints of cows in the dust of
chant! You are caught up in a whirlpool of Vraja, the rows of blackish rain clouds, springtime,
senseless action and are sinking lower and lower. the moon, the conchsell, and the karatalas – all
Chant, chant "Radha-Krsna!" Everyone chant! these I know to be very conductive for the
2) If you just understand that the spirit soul is the pastimes of Radha and Krsna. I recognize in them
eternal servant of Krsna, you will never have any a transcendental stimulus for making the Lord’s
more sorrows. Chant Hare Krsna and your eyes charming pastimes more intense.
will fill with tears and your body will feel 7) I refuse to go anywhere if there stimuli to
transcendental shivering. Chant, chant "Radha- devotional service are not there, for to abandon
Krsna!" Everyone chant! them is to abandon life itself.
3) Simply chant "Radha-Krsna" and join with us. 8) Bhaktivinoda says, “Please hear me, O Kana!
Those are the only alms we beg. Chant, chant Your entourage and paraphernalia stimulate
"Radha-Krsna!" Everyone chant! "All dangers will remembrance of You and are the very source of
be gone when that Name is chanted," says my life.”
Bhaktivinoda Thakura. Chant, chant "Radha-
Krsna!" Everyone chant! Song Name: Sarvasva Tomar Carane
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Song Name: Radha Kunda Tata Kunja Kutir Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Goptritve
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura Varana Song 3)
Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Bhakti (1)
Anukula Matra Karyera Svikara Song 4) sarvasva tomār, caraṇe saṁpiyā,
(1) poḍechi tomāra ghare
rādhā-kunḍa-taṭa-kuñja-kuṭīr tumi to’ ṭhākur, tomāra kukur,
govardhana-parvata, jāmuna-tīr boliyā jānaho more
(2) (2)
kusuma-sarovara, mānasa-gaṅgā bāṅdhiyā nikaṭe, āmāre pālibe,
kalinda-nandinī vipula-taraṅga rohibo tomāra dwāre
(3) pratīpa-janere, āsite nā dibo,
vaṁśī-vaṭa, shashanka gokula, dhīra-samīr rākhibo gaḍera pare
bṛndābana-taru-latikā-bānīr (3)
(4) tava nija-jana, prasād seviyā,
khaga-mṛga-kula, malaya-bātās ucchiṣṭa rākhibe jāhā
mayūra, bhramara, muralī-vilās āmāra bhojan, parama-ānande,
(5) prati-din ha’be tāhā
venu, śṛṅga, pada-cihna, megha-mālā
vasanta, śaśaṅka, śaṅkha, karatāla
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(4) (7)
bosiyā śuiyā, tomāra caraṇa, kāńdiyā kāńdiyā bole āmi to’ adhama
cintibo satata āmi śikhāye śaraṇāgati koro he uttama
nācite nācite, nikaṭe jāibo, TRANSLATION
jakhona ḍākibe tumi 1-2) Out of compassion for the fallen souls, Sri
(5) Krisna Caitanya came to this world with His
nijera poṣana, kabhu nā bhāvibo, personal associates and divine abode to teach
rohibo bhāvera bhore saranagati, surrender to the almighty Godhead,
bhakativinoda, tomāre pālaka, and to freely distribute ecstatic love of God, which
boliyā varaṇa kore is ordinarily very difficult to obtain. This saranagati
TRANSLATION is the very life of the true devotee
1) Now that I have surrendered all I possess, I fall 3-4) The ways of saranagati are humility,
prostrate before Your house. You are the Supreme dedication of the self, acceptance of the Lord as
Lord. Kindly consider me Your household dog. one’s only maintainer, faith that Krishna will surely
2) Chain me nearby and maintain me as You will. protect, execution of only those acts favorable to
I shall remain at the doorstep and allow no pure devotion, and renunciation of conduct
enemies to enter Your house. I will keep them at adverse to pure devotion.
the bounds of the moat surrounding Your home. 5) The youthful son of Nanda Maharaja, Sri
3) Whatever remnants Your devotees leave Krishna, hears the prayers of anyone who takes
behind after honoring Your prasada will be my refuge in Him by this six-fold practice.
daily sustenance. I will feast on those remnants 6-7) Bhaktivinoda places a straw between his
with great ecstasy. teeth, prostrates himself before the two
4) While sitting up, while lying down, I will Goswamis, Sri Rupa and Sri Sanatana, and grasp
constantly meditate on Your lotus feet. Whenever their lotus feet with his hands. “I am certainly the
You call, I will immediately run to You and dance lowest of men.” he tells them weeping, “but
in rapture. please make me the best of men by teaching me
5) I will never think of my own maintenance but the ways of saranagati”
rather remain transported by a multitude of
ecstasies. Bhaktivinoda accepts You as his only Song Name: Sri Krsna kirtane Jadi Manasa
support. Tohar
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Song Name: Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu Jive Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Siksastakam
Doya Kori Song 3)
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1)
Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Saranagati śrī-kṛṣṇa-kīrtane jadi mānasa tohār
Introduction) parama jatane tāhi labho adhikār
(1) (2)
śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu jīve doyā kori’ tṛnādhika hīna, dīna, akiñcana chār
swa-pārṣada swīya dhāma saha avatari’ āpane mānobi sadā chāḍi’ ahańkār
(2) (3)
atyanta durlabha prema koribāre dāna vṛkṣa-sama kṣamā-guna korobi sādhan
śikhāya śaraṇāgati bhakatera prāna prati-hiṁsā tyaji’ anye korobi pālan
(3) (4)
dainya, ātma-nivedana, goptṛtve varaṇa jīvana-nirvāhe āne udvega nā dibe
‘avaśya rakṣībe kṛṣṇa’—viśvāsa, pālana para-upakāre nija-sukha pāsaribe
(4) (5)
bhakti-anukūla-mātra kāryera svīkara hoile-o sarva-gune gunī mahāśoy
bhakti-pratikūla-bhāva varjanāńgikāra pratiṣṭhāśā chāḍi koro amani hṛdoy
(5) (6)
ṣaḍ-ańga śaraṇāgati hoibe jāhāra kṛṣṇa-adhiṣṭhāna sarva-jive jāni’ sadā
tāhāra prārthanā śune śrī-nanda-kumāra korobi sammāna sabe ādare sarvadā
(6) (7)
rūpa-sanātana-pade dante tṛṇa kori’ dainya, doyā, anye māna, pratiṣṭhā-varjan
bhakativinoda poḍe duhuń pada dhori’ cāri gune gunī hoi’ koroha kīrtan

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(8) (4)
bhakativinoda kāńdi’, bole prabhu-pāy mṛdaṅga-bādya, śunite mana,
heno adhikāra kabe dibe he āmāy abasara sadā jāce
TRANSLATION gaura-bihita, kīrtana śuni’,
1) If your mind is always absorbed in chanting the ānande hṛdoya nāce
glories of Lord Krsna with great care, then by that (5)
process of Sri-krsna-kirtana you will attain jugala-mūrti, dekhiyā mora,
transcendental qualification. parama-ānanda hoya
2) You should give up all false pride and always prasāda-sebā korite hoya,
consider yourself to be worthless, destitute, lower sakala prapañca jaya
and more humble than a blade of grass. (6)
3) You should practice forgiveness like that of a je-dina gṛhe, bhajana dekhi,
tree, and giving up violence toward other living gṛhete goloka bhāya
beings, you should protect and maintain them. caraṇa-sīdhu, dekhiyā gaṅgā,
4) In the course of passing your life, you should sukha nā sīmā pāya
never give anxiety to others, but rather do good (7)
to them while forgetting about your own tulasī dekhi’, jurāya prāṇa,
happiness. mādhava-toṣaṇī jāni’
5) When one has thus become a great soul, gaura-priya, śāka-sevane,
possessing all good qualities, one should abandon jīvana sārthaka māni
all desires for fame and honor and make one's (8)
heart humble. bhakativinoda, kṛṣṇa-bhajane,
6) Knowing that Lord Krsna resides within all living anakūla pāya jāhā
creatures, one should with great respect prati-dibase, parama-sukhe,
consistently show honor to all beings. swīkāra koroye tāhā
7) By possessing these four qualities-humility, TRANSLATION
mercifulness, respect toward others, and the 1) The dust of the lotus feet of pure devotees,
renunciation of desires for prestige-one becomes enthusiastic devotional service, and service to the
virtuous. In such a state you may sing the glories pure devotees of the highest order are the roots
of the Supreme Lord. of the creeper of devotion.
8) Weeping, Bhaktivinoda submits his prayer at 2) The holy days like Ekadasi and Janmastami are
the lotus feet of the the Lord: "O Lord, when will the mother of devotion for those devotees who
you give me the qualification for possessing respect them. Let the holy places of Krsna's
attributes such as these?" pastimes be my places of worship, and bless me.
3) May I always visit all the holy places associated
Song Name: Suddha Bhakata Carana Renu with the lila of Lord Caitanya and His devotees.
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura 4) When I hear the sound of the mrdanga in my
Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Bhakti heart I always desire to join in kirtana; and when
Anukula Matra Karyera Svikara Song 3) I hear the bonafide songs describing Lord
(1) Caitanya's pastimes, my heart dances in ecstasy.
śuddha-bhakata-caraṇa-reṇu, 5) Whenever I see the transcendental sri-vigrahas
bhajana-anukūla of Radha-Krsna I am in bliss, for by taking Their
bhakata-sevā, parama-siddhi, Lordships' prasada we can conquer over the
prema-latikāra mūla material elements.
(2) 6) One day while performing devotional practices,
mādhava-tithi, bhakti-jananī, I saw my house transformed into Goloka
jatane pālana kori Vrndavana. When I take the caranamrta of the
kṛṣṇa-basati, basati boli’, Deity, I see the holy Ganges waters that come
parama ādare bori from the feet of Lord Visnu, and my bliss knows
(3) no bounds.
gaur āmāra, je-saba sthāne, 7) By seeing the tulasi tree my heart feels joy and
koralo bhramaṇa raṅge Lord Madhava (Krsna) is also satisfied. When I eat
se-saba sthāna, heribo āmi, the prasada favored by Lord Caitanya it is a new
praṇayi-bhakata-saṅge life's experience. Lord Caitanya was very fond of a
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is another song in this book that tells of the 7) No longer confident of my own strength and
amazing effects of this type of prasada. endeavor, I have become solely dependent on
8) Bhaktivinoda concludes by saying: "Whosoever Your will.
attains the stage of enthusiasm for these 8) Bhaktivinoda is most poor, and his pride has
devotional practices will be supremely blissful been leveled. Now in accordance with Your will he
wherever he may be." lives and dies.

Song Name: Tumi Sarveswareswara Song Name: Udilo Aruna Puraba Bhage
Vrajendra Kumar Official Name: Arunodaya Kirtana 1 (Kīrtana
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura songs to be sung at dawn)
Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Goptritve Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Varana Song 4) Book Name: Gitavali
(1) (1)
tumi sarveśvareśvara, brajendra-kumāra! udilo aruṇa pūraba-bhāge,
tomāra icchāya viśve sṛjana saṁhāra dwija-maṇi gorā amani jāge,
(2) bhakata-samūha loiyā sāthe,
tava icchā-mato brahmā korena sṛjana gelā nagara-brāje
tava icchā-mato viṣnu korena pālana (2)
(3) ‘tāthaī tāthaī bājalo khol,
tava icchā-mate śiva korena saṁhāra ghana ghana tāhe jhājera rol,
tava icchā-mate māyā sṛje kārāgāra preme ḍhala ḍhala soṇāra aṅga,
(4) caraṇe nūpura bāje
tava icchā-mate jīver janama-maraṇa (3)
samṛddhi-nipāte duḥkha sukha-saṁghaṭana mukunda mādhava yādava hari,
(5) bolena bolo re vadana bhori’,
miche māyā-baddha jīva āśā-pāśe phire’ miche nida-baśe gelo re rāti,
tava icchā binā kichu korite nā pare divasa śarīra-sāje
(6) (4)
tumi to’ rākhaka ār pālaka āmāra emana durlabha mānava-deho,
tomāra caraṇa binā āśā nāhi āra pāiyā ki koro bhāva nā keho,
(7) ebe nā bhajile yaśodā-suta,
nija-bala-ceṣṭā-prati bharasā chāḍiyā carame poribe lāje
tomāra icchāya āchi nirbhara koriyā (5)
(8) udita tapana hoile asta,
bhakativinoda ati dīna akiñcana dina gelo boli’ hoibe byasta,
tomāra icchāya tā’r jīvana maraṇa tabe keno ebe alasa hoy,
TRANSLATION nā bhaja hṛdoya-rāje
1) O youthful son of the King of Vraja, You are (6)
Lord of all lords. According to Your will, creation jīvana anitya jānaha sār,
and destruction take place in the universe. tāhe nānā-vidha vipada-bhār,
2) According to Your will Lord Brahma creates, nāmāśraya kori’ jatane tumi,
and according to Your will Lord Visnu maintains. thākaha āpana kāje
3) According to Your will Lord Siva destroys, and (7)
according to Your will Maya constructs the prison jīvera kalyāna-sādhana-kām,
house of this world. jagate āsi’ e madhura nām,
4) According to Your will the living beings take avidyā-timira-tapana-rūpe,
birth and die, and according to Your will they hṛd-gagane birāje
meet with prosperity and ruin, happiness and (8)
sorrow. kṛṣṇa-nāma-sudhā koriyā pān,
5) The tiny soul bound up by Maya vainly jurāo bhakativinoda-prāṇ,
struggles in the fetters of worldly desire. Without nāma binā kichu nāhiko āro,
Your sanction he is unable to do anything. caudda-bhuvana-mājhe
6) You are my only protector and maintainer. TRANSLATION
Except for Your lotus feet there is no other hope 1) When the rising sun appeared in the East, the
for me. jewel of the twice-born, Lord Gaurasundara,

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awakened, and, taking His devotees with Him, He (4)
went all over the countryside towns and villages rāvāṇāntakara, mākhana-taskara,
2) The mṛdangas (khol) resounded "tāthaī, gopī-jana-vastra-hārī
tāthaī," and the jhājas [large metal karatālas that brajera rākhāla, gopa-vṛnda-pāla,
look like small cymbals] in that kīrtana played in citta-hārī baṁśī-dhārī
time. Lord Gaurāńga's golden form slightly (5)
trembled in ecstatic love of Godhead, and His yogīndra-bandana, śrī-nanda-nandana,
footbells jingled. braja-jana-bhaya-hārī
3) All the devotees chanted the names Mukunda, navīna nīrada, rūpa manohara,
Mādhava, Yadava and Hari, their mouths being mohana-baṁśī-bihārī
filled with the vibrations. They would announce to (6)
the still sleeping people, "You spend your nights yaśodā-nandana, kaṁsa-nisūdana,
uselessly sleeping and your days decorating your nikuñja-rāsa-vilāsī
bodies! kadamba-kānana, rāsa-parāyaṇa,
4) You have achieved such a rare human body, bṛnda-vipina-nivāsī
but you do not care for this gift. You remain not (7)
serving the darling of Yaśodā and slowly fall ānanda-vardhana, prema-niketana,
through your last moments to death. phula-śara-jojaka kāma
5) With every rising and setting of the sun, a day gopāṅganā-gaṇa, citta-vinodana,
passes and is lost. Then, why do you remain idle samasta-guṇa-gaṇa-dhāma
and not serve the Lord of the heart? (8)
6) This temporary life is full of various miseries. jāmuna-jīvana, keli-parāyaṇa,
Take shelter of the holy name as your only mānasa-candra-cakora
business. nāma-sudhā-rasa, gāo kṛṣṇa-jaśa
7) To penetrate the darkness of ignorance and rākho vacana mana mora
bless everyone's heart, the holy name has risen TRANSLATION
like the shining sun. 1) The night has come to an end and the light of
8) Drink the pure nectar of the holy name. There dawn is entering. O jiva soul, arise and give up
is nothing but the name to be had in the fourteen your sleep. Chant the holy names of Lord Hari,
worlds. It has filled the soul of Srī Bhaktivinoda who is the giver of liberation; the enemy of the
Thākura. Mura demon; the supreme enjoyer; the all-
attractive one; and the horse-headed incarnation,
Song Name: Vibhavari Sesa Hayagriva.
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura 2) Lord Hari [Krsna] incarnated as the half-man,
Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru (Section: half-lion, Nrsimha. He appeared as a dwarf-
Ucchvasa: Ucchvasa Kirtana: Nama Kirtana brahmana named Upendra and is the killer of the
Song 2) Madhu demon. He is the beloved son of the King
(1) of Vraja, Nanda Maharaja, and is blackish in
vibhāvarī śeṣa, āloka-praveśa, complexion. He is the slayer of the Putana witch
nidrā chāri’ uṭho jīva and the destroyer of the demon
bolo hari hari, mukunda murāri, Kaitabha. All glories to Lord Hari, who appeared
rāma kṛṣṇa hayagrīva as Lord Rama, the son of King Dasaratha.
(2) 3) He is the darling of mother Yasoda; the giver of
nṛsiṁha vāmana, śrī-madhusūdana, pleasure to the cows, land, and spiritual senses;
brajendra-nandana śyāma and the protector of the cows. He is the Lord of
pūtanā-ghātana, kaiṭabha-śātana, the Vrndavana forest; the gopis' beloved; the
jaya dāśarathi-rāma lover of Radhika; and the most beautiful
(3) personality in all the worlds.
yaśodā dulāla, govinda-gopāla, 4) As Ramacandra He brought about the end of
vṛndāvana purandara the demoniac King Ravana; as Krsna He stole the
gopī-priya-jana, rādhikā-ramaṇa, older gopis' butter; He stole the younger gopis'
bhuvana -sundara-bara clothes while they were bathing in the Yamuna.
He is a cowherd boy of Vraja and the protector of
the cowherd boys. He steals the hearts of all and
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5) Lord Krsna is worshiped by the best of yogis (6)
and is the son of Nanda. He removes all the fears tomāra caraṇa, binā kichu dhana,
of the inhabitants of Vraja. He is the color of a saṁsāre nā āche āra
fresh rain cloud, and His form is enchanting. bhakativinoda, jaḍa-vidyā chāḍi,’
When He wanders about, playing His flute, He tuwā pada kore sāra
looks very charming. TRANSLATION
6) He is the son of Yasoda and the killer of King 1) With great enthusiasm I spent my time in the
Kamsa, and He sports in the rasa dance among pleasures of mundane learning, and never
the groves of Vraja. Krsna engages in this rasa worshiped Your lotus feet, O Lord. Now You are
dance underneath the kadamba trees, and He my only shelter.
resides in the forest of Vrndavana. 2) Reading on and on, my hopes grew and grew,
7) He increases the ecstasy of His devotees. He is for I considered the acquisition of material
the reservoir of all love and is the transcendental knowledge to be life's true goal. How fruitless
Cupid who uses His flowered arrows to increase those hopes turned out to be, for all my
the loving desires of the gopis. He is the pleasure knowledge proved feeble. Now I know that all
of the gopis' hearts and the abode of all wonderful such erudition is actually pure ignorance.
qualities. 3) All the so-called knowledge of this world is born
8) Lord Krsna is the life of the River Yamuna. He of the flickering potency of Your illusory energy
is always absorbed in amorous pastimes, and He (maya). It is an impediment to the execution of
is the moon of the gopis' minds, which are like the devotional service to You. Indulgence in mundane
cakora birds that subsist only upon moonlight. O knowledge verily makes an ass of the eternal soul
mind, obey these words of mine and sing the by encouraging his infatuation with this temporary
glories of Sri Krsna in the form of these holy world.
names, which are full of nectarean mellows. 4) Here is one person who has been turned into
such an ass, who for so long has carried on his
Song Name: Vidyara Vilase back the useless burden of material existence.
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura Now in my old age, for want of the power to
Book Name: Saranagati (Section: Dainya enjoy, I find that nothing at all pleases me.
Song 2) 5) Life has now become agony, for my so-called
(1) erudite knowledge has proven itself to be
vidyāra vilāse, kāṭāinu kāla, worthless ignorance. Material knowledge has now
parama sāhase āmi become a pointed shaft and has pierced my heart
tomāra caraṇa, nā bhajinu kabhu, with the intolerable, burning pain of ignorance.
ekhona śaraṇa tumi 6) O Lord, there is no treasure worth seeking in
(2) this world other than Your lotus feet. Bhaktivinoda
podite podite, bharasā bārilo, abandons all his mundane knowledge and makes
jñāne gati habe māni’ Your lotus feet the sum and substance of his life.
se āśā biphala, se jñāna durbala,
se jñāna ajñāna jāni Song Name: Yasomati Nandana
(3) Official Name: Sri Nama Kirtana (Chanting
jaḍa-vidyā jata, māyāra vaibhava, of the Holy Names)
tomāra bhajane bādhā Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
moha janamiyā, anitya saṁsāre, Book Name: Gitavali (Section: Nama Kirtana
jīvake koraye gādhā Song 1)
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sei gādhā ho’ye, saṁsārera bojhā, yaśomatī-nandana, braja-baro-nāgara,
bahinu aneka kāla gokula-rañjana kāna
bārdhakye ekhona, śaktira abhāve, gopī-parāṇa-dhana, madana-manohara,
kichu nāhi lāge bhālo kāliya-damana-vidhāna
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jīvana jātanā, hoilo ekhona, amala harinām amiya-vilāsā
se vidyā avidyā bhelo vipina-purandara, navīna nāgara-bora,
avidyāra jwālā, ghaṭilo biṣama, baṁśī-badana suvāsā
se vidyā hoilo selo

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braja-jana-pālana, asura-kula-nāśana ramaṇī-jana-sańga-sukhaṁ ca sakhe
nanda-godhana-rākhowālā carame bhayadaṁ puruṣārtha-haram
govinda mādhava, navanīta-taskara, hari-nāma-sudhā-rasa-matta-matir
sundara nanda-gopālā bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum
(4) (4)
yāmuna-taṭa-cara, gopī-basana-hara, jaḍa-kāvya-raso nahi kāvya-rasaḥ
rāsa-rasika, kṛpāmoya kali-pāvana-gaura-raso hi rasaḥ
śrī-rādhā-vallabha, bṛndābana-naṭabara, alam any-kathādy-anuśīlanayā
bhakativinod-āśraya bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum
TRANSLATION (5)
1) Lord Krsna is the beloved son of mother vṛṣabhānu-sutānvita-vāma-tanuṁ
Yasoda; the transcendental lover in the land of yamunā-taṭa-nāgara-nanda-sutam
Vraja; the delight of Gokula; Kana [a nickname of muralī-kala-gīta-vinoda-paraṁ
Krsna]; the wealth of the lives of the gopis. He bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum
steals the mind of even Cupid and punishes the (6)
Kaliya serpent. hari-kīrtana-madhyagataṁ svajanaiḥ
2) These pure, holy names of Lord Hari are full of pariveṣṭita-jāmbunadābha-hariṁ
sweet, nectarean pastimes. Krsna is the Lord of nija-gauḍa-janaika-kṛpā-jaladhiṁ
the twelve forests of Vraja, He is ever-youthful bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum
and is the best of lovers. He is always playing on a (7)
flute, and He is an excellent dresser. girirāja-sutā-parivīta-gṛhaṁ
3) Krsna is the protector of the inhabitants of nava-khaṇḍa-patiṁ yati-citta-haram
Vraja; the destroyer of various demoniac sura-sańgha-nutaṁ priyayā sahitaṁ
dynasties; the keeper and tender of Nanda bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum
Maharaja's cows; the giver of pleasure to the (8)
cows, land, and spiritual senses; the husband of kali-kukkura-mudgara-bhāva-dharaṁ
the goddess of fortune; the butter thief; and the hari-nāma-mahauṣadha-dāna-param
beautiful cowherd boy of Nanda Maharaja. patitārta-dayārdra-sumūrti-dharaṁ
4) Krsna wanders along the banks of the River bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum
Yamuna. He stole the garments of the young (9)
damsels of Vraja who were bathing there. He ripu-bāndhava-bheda-vihīna-dayā
delights in the mellows of the rasa dance; He is yad abhīkṣṇam udeti mukhābja-tatau
very merciful; the lover and beloved of Srimati tam akṛṣṇam iha vraja-rāja-sutaṁ
Radharani; the great dancer of Vrndavana; and bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum
the shelter and only refuge of Thakura (10)
Bhaktivinoda. iha copaniṣat-parigīta-vibhur
dvija-rāja-sutaḥ purṭābha-hariḥ
Song Name: Yadi Te Hari Pada Saroja Sudha nija-dhāmani khelati bandhu-yuto
Official Name: Sri Godruma Candra bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum
Bhajanopadesa (11)
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura avatāra-varaṁ paripūrṇa-phalaṁ
(1) para-tattvam ihātma-vilāsa-mayam
yadi te hari-pāda-saroja-sudhā- vraja-dhāma-rasāmbudhi-gupta-rasaṁ
rasa-pāna-paraṁ hṛdayaṁ satatam bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum
parihṛtya gṛhaṁ kali-bhāva-mayaṁ (12)
bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum śruti-varṇa-dhanādi na yasya kṛpā-
(2) janane balavad-bhajanena vinā
dhana-yauvana-jīvana-rājya-sukhaṁ tam ahaituka-bhāva-pathā hi sakhe
nahi nityam anukṣaṇa-nāśa-param bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum
tyaja grāmya-kathā-sakalaṁ viphalaṁ (13)
bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum api nakra-gatau hrada-madhya-gataṁ
kam amocayad ārta-janaṁ tam ajam
avicintya-balaṁ śiva-kalpa-taruṁ
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(14) mellows of true poetry are found in descriptions of
surabhīndra-tapaḥ-parituṣṭa-mano Lord Caitanya, the savior of all souls in the Kali
vara-varṇa-dharo harir āvirabhūt yuga. Enough with the study of any other topics!
tam ajasra-sukhaṁ muni-dhairya-haraṁ Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s
bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum forest bowers.
(15) 5) Krishna, the transcendental paramour, stands
abhilāṣa-cayaṁ tad abheda-dhiyam on the banks of the Yamuna with Radha, the
aśubhaṁ ca śubhaṁ ca tyaja sarvam idam daughter of Vrsabhanu, on His left side. He is
anukūlatayā priya-sevanayā absorbed in the pastime of playing soft, melodious
bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum songs on His flute. Just worship Lord Gaura, the
(16) moon of Godruma’s forest bowers, Lord Caitanya,
hari-sevaka-sevana-dharma-paro who is non-different from the son of Nanda.
hari-nāma-rasāmṛta-pāna-rataḥ 6) He is Lord Hari, shining like molten gold and
nati-dainya-dayā-paramāna-yuto surrounded by His loving devotees in the midst of
bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum hari-kirtana, He is the only ocean of mercy for the
(17) Gaudiya Vaisnavas. Just worship Lord Gaura, the
vada yādava mādhava kṛṣṇa hare moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.
vada rāma janārdana keśava he 7) Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of
vṛṣabhānu-sutā-priyanātha sadā Godruma’s forest bowers — Lord Caitanya, who
bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum along with His beloved wife Visnu-priya is glorified
(18) by all demigods and saintly persons. His home,
vada yāmuna-tīra-vanādri-pate Navadvipa, is surrounded by the river Ganga, the
vada gokula-kānana-puñja-rave daughter of the Himalayas. He is the Lord of
vada rāsa-rasāyana gaura-hare Navadvipa and the stealer of the hearts of all
bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum sannyasi’s.
(19) 8) Lord Gauranga is like a powerful hammer which
cala gaura-vanaṁ nava-khaṇḍamayaṁ smashes the sin and oppression of the mad-dog of
paṭha gaurahareś caritāṇi mudā the Kali-yuga. and He is absorbed in distributing
luṭha gaura-padāńkita-gāńga-taṭaṁ the holy name of Krishna, which is the greatest
bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum medicine to release one from the material
(20) existence. His transcendental form is beautiful ,
smara gaura-gadādhara-keli-kalāṁ and His heart is full of compassion for the
bhava gaura-gadādhara-pakṣa-caraḥ suffering, fallen souls of this world. Just worship
śrṇu gaura-gadādhara-cāru-kathāṁ Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest
bhaja godruma-kānana-kuñja-vidhum bowers.
TRANSLATION 9) Compassion which is free from the duality of
1) If you want your heart to be always absorbed “Friend” and “enemy” is always manifest on his
in drinking the ambrosial mellows of the lotus feet lotus face. He is the son of Maharaja Nanda —
of Lord Hari, then give up household life, which is Krishna, who has appeared in a golden form in
full of quarrels and strife, and just worship Lord the land of Navadvipa. Just worship Lord Gaura,
Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers. the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.
2) Material riches, youth, long duration of life, and 10) In this world and in the Upanishads He is
royal happiness — none of these are eternal. At celebrated as the all-pervading Supreme Lord. He
any moment they may be destroyed. Give up all appeared as the son of a brahmana and is Lord
useless topics of mundane conversation and just Hari Himself, with a shining complexion of molten
worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s gold. In His own abode He sports with His
forest bowers. cowherd boy friends. Just worship this Lord
3) O Friend, ultimately the pleasure to be had in Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.
the company of beautiful young women turns to 11) He is the most wonderful of all avataras
fearfulness and distracts one from the real goal of because He is the source of all other expansions
life. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of of God. He is the Supreme Truth, enjoying His
Godruma’s forest bowers with your mind pastimes here in this world. He is the embodiment
intoxicated by the nectarine mellows of the holy of the most confidential flows that exist in the
name. ocean of rasa.
4) The taste of mundane poetry does not afford 12) Without strong devotional worship and
the sweet taste of actual poetry. The sweet service, mere mundane scholarship, high family
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lineage , wealth and so on are not effective for Gaura and Gadadhara and just worship Lord
invoking the causeless mercy of the Lord. O Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers.
friend, just worship Lord Gaura, the beautiful
moon of Godruma’s forest bowers, by the path of Songs by Narottama Das Thakura
unmotivated devotion.
13) In His appearance as Hari, the Lord liberated Song Name: Are Bhai Bhaja Mora Gauranga
Gajendra, the king of elephants, from the grasp of Official Name: Gauranga Nistha
the crocodile in the lake, and in His appearance as Author: Narottama Dasa Thakura
Sri Caitanya, He delivered King Gajapati Book Name: Prarthana
Prataparudra from the jaws of the kali-yuga (1)
crocodile who was lying in the lake of politics. are bhāi! bhaja mora gaurāńga caraṇa
Lord Sri Caitanya is unborn, possesses nā bhajiyā moinu dukhe, ḍubi gṛha viṣa kūpe,
inconceivable power ,and is likened to an dagdha koilo e pāńca parāṇa
auspicious desire tree. Just worship Lord Gaura, (2)
the moon of Godruma’s forest bowers. tāpa tray viṣānale, ahar-niśi hiyā jvale,
14) Lord Krsna, who was pleased with the deho sadā hoy acetana
penances and austerities of Indra and the Surabhi ripu vaśa indriya hoilo, gorā pada pāsarilo,
cow, appeared in this world as Lord Caitanya, vimukha hoilo heno dhana
possessing a golden complexion. He is eternal (3)
happiness and the captivator of the intelligence of heno gorā doyāmoy, chāṛi sab lāja bhoy,
all learned sages. Just worship Lord Gaura, the kāya mone lohare śaraṇa
moon of Godruma’s forest bowers. pāmara durmati chilo, tāre gorā uddhārilo,
15) Give up all worldly desires, monistic tārā hoilo patita pāvana
meditation and relative conceptions of (4)
inauspiciousness and auspiciousness. In a gorā dvija naṭarāje, bāndhaho hṛdaya mājhe
favorable mood, with loving devotion, just engage ki koribe saṁsāra śamana
yourself in just worshipping Lord Gaura, the moon narottama dāse kohe, gorā sama keho nohe,
of Godruma’s forest bowers. nā bhajite dey prema dhana
16) Remaining devoted to the service of the TRANSLATION
Vaishnava’s, being addicted to drinking the sweet 1) O brother, please worship the lotus feet of Lord
nectar of the name of Hari, and with a mentality Gauranga. I have not worshipped them, but
endowed with modesty, humility, and compassion, instead have dived into the poisonous well of
just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s materialistic household-life, and as a result my
forest bowers. five life-airs are burning with the poison of
17) Always worship Lord Gaura, the beautiful material life.
moon of Godruma’s forest bowers, and call out to 2) Day and night I burn in the poisonous fire of
the Lord,” O Yadava, ! O Madhava O Krishna, O the threefold miseries of material life, and as a
Hari, O Rama O Janardana, O Keshava, O beloved result I faint again and again. My senses are
Lord of Radha!” overwhelmed by lust, greed, and numberless
18) Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of other enemies, and I am averse to the great
Godruma’s forest bowers and call out to the Lord treasure that is the lotus feet of Lord Gauranga.
“O Lord of the Vrindavana forest, which lies along 3) O brother, give up all fear and shyness, and
the banks of the Yamuna! O Lord of Govardhana take shelter of merciful Lord Gauranga. Lord
Hill! O sun of the forest of Gokula! O giver of life Gauranga rescues those who are most wicked at
to the rasa dance.! O Gaurahari! heart, and therefore He is known as Patita-
19) Go to Navadvipa, the land of Lord Caitanya, pavana, the saviour of the fallen.
Read and recite with great joy the wonderful 4) If you place Lord Gauranga, the brahmana king
pastimes of Lord Gaurahari. Roll about in ecstasy of dancers, within your heart, then what will death
on the banks of the Ganges, which are marked be able to do to you? Narottama dasa says:
with the footprints of Lord Caitanya, and just There is no one equal to Lord Gauranga. Even if
worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma’s one will not become His devotee, still Lord
forest bowers. Remember the wonderful pastimes Gauranga will freely give him the treasure of love
of Gaura and Gadadhara. for Krsna.
20) Become a servant of Gaura and Gadadhara.
Listen to the beautiful narration’s concerning

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Song Name: Dhana Mor Nityananda hari-sthāne aparādhe tāre harinām
Official Name: Swa Nistha tomā sthāne aparādhe nāhi paritrāna
Author: Narottama Dasa Thakura (5)
Book Name: Prarthana tomāra hṛdaye sadā govinda-viśrām
(1) govinda kahena—mora vaiṣṇava parāṇ
dhana mor nityānanda, pati mor gaura-candra, (6)
prāṇa mor yugala-kiśor prati-janme kari āśā caraṇera dhūli
advaita ācārya bala, gadādhar mor kula, narottame kara dayā āpanāra bali
narahari vilāsa-i mor TRANSLATION
(2) 1) O Vaisnava Gosvami, please be merciful to me
vaiṣṇaver pada-dhūli, tāhe mor snāna-keli, now. There is no one except you who can purify
tarpaṇa mor vaiṣṇaver nāma the fallen souls.
vicār koriyā mane, bhakti-rasa āsvādane, 2) Where does anyone find such a merciful
madhyastha śrī-bhāgavata purāṇa personality by whose mere audience all sins go far
(3) away?
vaiṣṇaver ucchiṣṭha, tāhe mor mana niṣṭha, 3) After bathing in the waters of the sacred
vaiṣṇaver nāmete ullās Ganges many times, one becomes purified, but
vṛndāvane cabutārā, tāhe mor mana gherā, just by the sight of you, the fallen souls are
kohe dīna narottam dās purified. This is your great power.
TRANSLATION 4) The holy name delivers one who has committed
1) Lord Nityananda is my wealth. Lord an offense to Lord Hari, but if one commits an
Gauracandra is my master. The youthful Divine offense to you, there is no means of deliverance.
Couple is my life. Advaita Acarya is my strength. 5) Your heart is always the resting place of Lord
Gadadhara is my family. Narahari Sarakara is my Govinda, and Lord Govinda says, "The Vaisavas
glory. are in My heart."
2) The dust of the devotees' lotus feet is my 6) I desire the dust of your holy feet in every birth
bathing water. The chanting of the devotees I may take. Please consider Narottama yours, and
names is my satisfaction. Considering the merits be kind upon him.
of all Vedic literatures in the light of devotional
service, I have concluded that the Srimad Song Name: Gauranga Karuna Koro
Bhagavatam is the best of all scriptures. Author: Narottama Das Thakura
3) My mind is firmly convinced of the spiritual (1)
benefit obtained by eating the remnants of gaurāṅga karuṇā koro, dīna hīna jane
foodstuff left by the devotees. The names of the mo-samo patita prabhu, nāhi tri-bhuvane
devotees are my happiness. The land of (2)
Vrndavana is the enclosure within which I keep dante tṛṇa dhori’ gaura, ḍāki he tomār
my mind. Poor-hearted Narottama dasa speaks in kṛpā kori’ eso āmār, hṛdoya mandire
this way. (3)
jadi doyā nā koribe, patita dekhiyā
Song Name: Ei Baro Karuna Koro patita pāvana nāma, kisera lāgiyā
Official Name: Vaiṣṇave Vijñapti (Prayer to (4)
the Vaiṣṇava) poḍeci bhava tuphāne, nāhika nistār
Author: Narottama Das Thakura śrī caraṇa taraṇī dāne, dāse koro pār
Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Vaisnava (5)
Vijnapati Song 2) śrī kṛṣṇa caitanya prabhu, dāser anudās
(1) prārthanā koraye sadā, narottam dās
ei-bāra karuṇā kara vaiṣṇava gosāñi TRANSLATION
patita-pāvana tomā bine keha nāi 1) O my dear Lord Gauranga! Please show Your
(2) mercy to this lowly and destitute soul. O Lord!
jāhāra nikaṭe gele pāpa dūre jāya There is no one more fallen than myself in all the
emana dayāla prabhu kebā kothā pāya three worlds.
(3) 2) Holding grass between my teeth, O Lord Gaura,
gaṅgara paraśa haile paścāte pāvana I am calling out to You now! Please be
darśane pavitra kara-ei tomāra guṇa compassionate upon me and come to reside
within the temple of my heart.
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3) If You do not give Your mercy, seeing how simply understands that the land of Navadvipa is
fallen I am, then why are You known as Patita not different from Vrndavana, then he actually
Pavana -- the merciful Savior of the fallen? lives in Vrndavana.
4) I am plunged amidst the violent hurricane- 4) If one says: "Let me dive deep into the waves
stricken waves in the ocean of this material world, of the nectarean ocean of the transcendental
from which there is no escape. Kindly give me the loving movement introduced by Lord Caitanya",
gift of Your divine lotus feet, which are compared he immediately becomes one of the confidential
to a boat in which Your servant may cross over devotees of Radha and Krsna. It does not matter
the ocean of birth and death. whether one is a householder living at home or a
5) Narottama Dasa, the servant of the servant of vanaprastha or sannyasi living in the forest, if he
Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu, ceaselessly makes chants "O Gauranga, and becomes a devotee of
this prayer. Lord Caitanya, then Narottama dasa begs to have
his association.
Song Name: Gaurangera Duti Pada
Official Name: Sāvaraṇa-śrī-gaura-mahimā Song Name: Gauranga Bolite Habe
(The Glories of Sri Gauräìga) Official Name: Lalasmayi Prarthana
Author: Narottama Das Thakura Author: Narottama Dasa Thakura
Book Name: Prarthana (1)
(1) ‘gaurāṅga’ bolite habe pulaka-śarīra
gaurāṅgera duṭi pada, jār dhana sampada, ‘hari hari’ bolite nayane ba’ be near
se jāne bhakati-rasa-sār (2)
gaurāṅgera madhura-līlā, jār karṇe praveśilā, āra kabe nitāi-cānder koruṇā hoibe
hṛdoya nirmala bhelo tār saṁsāra-bāsanā mora kabe tuccha ha’be
(2) (3)
je gaurāṅgera nāma loy, tāra hoy premodoy, viṣaya chāriyā kabe śuddha ha ‘be mana
tāre mui jāi bolihāri kabe hāma herabo śrī-bṛndābana
gaurāṅga-guṇete jhure, nitya-līlā tāre sphure, (4)
se jana bhakati-adhikārī rūpa-raghunātha-pade hoibe ākuti
(3) kabe hāma bujhabo se jugala-pīriti
gaurāṅgera saṅgi-gaṇe, nitya-siddha kori’ māne, (5)
se jāy brajendra-suta-pāś rūpa-raghunātha-pade rahu mora āśa
śrī-gauḍa-maṇḍala-bhūmi, jebā jāne cintāmaṇi, prārthanā koroye sadā narottama-dāsa
tāra hoy braja-bhūme bās TRANSLATION
(4) 1) When will that opportune moment come to us
gaura-prema-rasārṇave, śe taraṅge jebā ḍube, when there will be shivering of the body as soon
se rādhā-mādhava-antaraṅga as we chant Lord Gauranga's name? While
gṛhe bā vanete thāke, ‘hā gaurāṅga’ bo’le ḍāke, chanting Hare Krsna, when will there be tears in
narottama māge tāra saṅga the eyes?
TRANSLATION 2) When will I obtain the mercy of Lord
1) Anyone who has accepted the two lotus feet of Nityanandacandra? When, by His mercy will the
Lord Caitanya can understand the true essence of desire for material enjoyment become very
devotional service. If one is captivated by the insignificant?
pleasing pastimes of Lord Caitanya, the dirty 3) When the mind is completely purified, being
things in his heart will all become cleansed. freed from material anxieties and desires, then I
2) One who simply takes the holy name of shall be able to understand Vrndavana and the
Gaurasundara, Sri Krsna Caitanya, will conjugal love of Radha and Krsna, and then my
immediately develop love of God. To such a spiritual life will be successful.
person I say: Bravo! Very nice! Excellent! If one 4) When shall I be very much eager to study the
appreciates the merciful pastimes of Lord Caitanya books left by the Six Gosvami's, headed by Srila
and feels ecstasy and sometimes cries, this Rupa Gosvami and Srila Raghunatha dasa
process will immediately help him to understand Gosvami? By their instruction I shall be able to
the eternal pastimes of Radha-Krsna. properly understand the loving affairs of Radha
3) Simply by understanding that the associates of and Krsna.
Lord Gauranga are eternally free from material 5) My only aspiration is to attain the lotus feet of
contamination, one can immediately be promoted the Six Gosvamis headed by Srila Rupa Gosvami
to the transcendental abode of Lord Krsna. If one
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and Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami. Narottama (4)
dasa constantly prays to attain their lotus feet. śrī-rūpa sanātana bhaṭṭa-raghunātha
śrī-jīva gopāla-bhaṭṭa dāsa-raghunātha
Song Name: Gora Pahun (5)
Official Name: Aksepa (Lamentation) ei chay gosāir kori caraṇa vandan
Author: Narottama Das Thakura jāhā hoite bighna-nāś abhīṣṭa-pūraṇ
Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Aksepa Song (6)
1) ei chay gosāi jār—mui tār dās
(1) tā-sabāra pada-reṇu mora pañca-grās
gorā pahuṅ nā bhajiyā mainu (7)
prema-ratana-dhana helāya hārāinu tādera caraṇa-sebi-bhakta-sane bās
(2) janame janame hoy ei abhilāṣ
adhane jatana kori dhana teyāginu (8)
āpana karama-doṣe āpani ḍubinu ei chay gosāi jabe braje koilā bās
(3) rādhā-kṛṣṇa-nitya-līlā korilā prakāś
sat-saṅga chāḍi’ kainu asate vilās (9)
te-kāraṇe lāgilo je karma-bandha-phāṅs ānande bolo hari bhaja bṛndāban
(4) śrī-guru-vaiṣṇaba-pade majāiyā man
viṣaya-viṣama-viṣa satata khāinu (10)
gaura-kīrtana-rase magana nā hainu śrī-guru-vaiṣṇaba-pada-padma kori āś
(5) nāma-sańkīrtana kohe narottama dāsa
keno vā āchaye prāṇa ki sukha pāiyā TRANSLATION
narottam dās keno nā gelo mariyā 1) Hari! Obeisances to Lord Hari, unto Krsna, and
TRANSLATION Yadava. Obeisances to Lord of the Yadus,
1) I did not worship Lord Gauranga Prabhu and Madhava, Kesava.
thus I became full of suffering. I refused to 2) Gopala! Govinda! Rama! O vanquisher of
accept the treasure of pure love of Krsna, and Madhu! Giridhari! Lord of the gopis! Bewilderer of
thus I became lost. cupid!
2) I reject the treasure of love of Krsna and 3) Sri Caitanya, Nityananda, Sri Advaita-Sita!
deliberately struggled to become poor. I dived Hari! Guru! Vaisnavas! Srimad Bhagavatam!
into a host of sinful deeds. Bhagavad Gita!
3) I rejected the association of the saintly 4) All glories to Srila Rupa Goswami, Sanatana
devotees, and instead tried to enjoy among the Goswami and Raghunatha Bhatta Goswami, to
impious non-devotees. In this way I became Srila Jiva Goswami, Gopala Bhatta Goswami, and
caught in the noose of karma. Raghunatha Dasa Goswami!
4) I continually drank the virulent poison of sense- 5) I bow to the feet of these six Goswamis. By
gratification. I refused to swim in the nectar of their grace, our obstacles can be destroyed and all
Lord Caitanya's sankirtana movement. desires are fulfilled.
5) Why do I stay alive? What happiness do I 6) I am the servant of these six Goswamis. The
have? Why did Narottama dasa not die long ago? dust of their lotus feet is my fivefold subsistence.
7) To be a servant of their lotus feet and to reside
Song Name: Hari Haraye Namah Krsna in the company of devotees--this is my aspiration
Yadavaya Namah birth after birth.
Official Name: Nama Sankirtana 8) When these six Goswamis lived in Vraja, they
Author: Narottama Das Thakura revealed the eternal pastimes of Sri Sri Radha and
(1) Krsna.
hari haraye namaḥ kṛṣṇa yādavāya namaḥ 9) In ecstasy, sing the name of Lord Hari and
yādavāya mādhavāya keśavāya namaḥ worship Vrindavan, joyfully fixing your mind upon
(2) the lotus feet of the bona-fide spiritual master and
gopāla govinda rāma śrī-madhusūdana the pure devotees.
giridhārī gopīnātha madana-mohana 10) The lotus feet of my guru and the vaisnavas
(3) are my aspiration. Narottama Dasa thus sings
śrī-caitanya-nityānanda śrī-advaita-sītā Hari-nama sankirtana.
hari guru vaiṣṇaba bhāgavata gītā

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(1)
Song Name: Hari Hari Biphale Janama hari hari! kobe mora hoibe sudina?
Official Name: Ista Deve Vijnapti (Prayer to bhajibo sri rādhā-kṛṣṇa hoiyā premādhīna
One's Beloved Lord) (2)
Author: Narottama Das Thakura suyantra miśāiyā gābo sumadhura tāna
Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Dainya ānande koribo dońhāra rūpa guṇa gāna
Bodhika Song 2) (3)
(1) 'rādhikā govinda' boli kāńdibo uccaiḥ svare
hari hari! bifale janama goṅāinu bhijibe sakala ańga nayanera nīre
manuṣya-janama pāiyā, rādhā-kṛṣṇa nā bhajiyā, (4)
jāniyā śuniyā biṣa khāinu ei bāra karuṇā koro rūpa sanātana
(2) raghunātha dāsa mora śrī jīva jīvana
golokera prema-dhana, hari-nāma-saṅkīrtana, (5)
rati nā janmilo kene tāy ei bāra karuṇā koro lalitā viśākhā
saṁsāra-biṣānale, dibā-niśi hiyā jwale, sakhya bhāve sridāma subalādi sakhā
jurāite nā koinu upāy (6)
(3) sabe mili koro doyā pūruk mora āśa
brajendra-nandana jei, śacī-suta hoilo sei, prārthanā koroye sadā narottama dāsa
balarāma hoilo nitāi TRANSLATION
dīna-hīna yata chilo, hari-nāme uddhārilo, 1) When will I directly worship Sri Sri Radha and
tāra śākṣī jagāi mādhāi Krsna? When will I be overwhelmed with love for
(4) the Divine Couple? O Lord Hari, when will that
hā hā prabhu nanda-suta, vṛṣabhānu-sutā-yuta, auspicious day be mine?
koruṇā karoho ei-bāro 2) When, accompanying myself on a musical
narottama-dāsa koy, nā ṭheliho rāṅgā pāy, instrument, will I happily sing sweet songs
tomā bine ke āche āmāra describing the beautiful forms and qualities of the
TRANSLATION Divine Couple.
1) O Lord Hari I have spent my life uselessly. 3) When will I loudly call out "O Radhika, O
Having obtained a human birth and having not Govinda," the tears from my eyes wetting my
worshiped Radha and Krsna, I have knowingly entire body.
drunk poison. 4) O Srila Rupa Gosvami, O Srila Sanatana
2) The treasure of divine love in Goloka Gosvami, O Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, O
Vrndavana has descended as the congregational Srila Jiva Gosvami, my life and soul, please be
chanting of Lord Hari's holy names. Why did my merciful to me this one time.
attraction for that chanting never come about? 5) O Lalita, O Visakha, O Sridama, O Subala and
Day and night my heart burns from the fire of the other friends of Lord Krsna, please be merciful to
poison of worldliness, and I have not taken the me this one time.
means to relieve it. 6) All of You please be merciful to me and fulfill
3) Lord Krsna, who is the son of the King of Vraja, my desire. This is the constant prayer of
became the son of Saci (Lord Caitanya), and Narottama dasa.
Balarama became Nitai. The holy name delivered
all those souls who were lowly and wretched. The Song Name: Je Anilo Prema Dhana Koruna
two sinners Jagai and Madhai are evidence of this. Pracura
4) O Lord Krsna, son of Nanda, accompanied by Official Name: Sapārṣada-bhagavad-viraha-
the daughter of Vrsabhanu, please be merciful to janita-vilāpa (Lamentation Due to
me now. Narottama Dasa says, "O Lord, please do Separation From the Lord and His
not push me away from Your reddish lotus feet, Associates)
for who is my beloved except for You?" Author: Narottama Dasa Thakura
Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Swa Parsada
Song Name: Hari Hari Kabe More Hoibe Su- Bhagavad Viraha Janita Vilapa Song 1)
Dina (1)
Author: Narottama Das Thakura je ānilo prema-dhana koruṇā pracur
Book Name: Prarthana (Section: adhaka heno prabhu kothā gelā ācārya-ṭhākur
Dehocita Sri Vrndavana Basa Lalasa Song 4) (2)
kāhā mora swarūp rūpa kāhā sanātan
kāhā dāsa raghunātha patita-pāvan
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(3) 2) I beg all of you to please be merciful to me.
kāhā mora bhaṭṭa-juga kāhā kavirāj Please do not despise or reject this most fallen
eka-kāle kothā gelā gorā naṭa-rāj person who is approaching You all.
(4) 3) Your lotus feet are the most valuable thing in
pāṣāṇe kuṭibo māthā anale paśibo this material world. I always see Your lotus feet
gaurāṅga guṇera nidhi kothā gele pābo within my mind. I have no other goal.
(5) 4) I hope to one day attain Your lotus feet, and
se-saba saṅgīra saṅge je koilo bilās this causes great pain to arise within my mind. I
se-saṅga nā pāiyā kānde narottama dās constantly cry my heart full of suffering.
TRANSLATION 5) I do not see how I will ever be able to attain
1) He who brought the treasure of divine love and Your lotus feet. I do not see how I can always
who was filled with compassion and mercy--where remember the lotus feet of Lokanatha Gosvami,
has such a personality as Srinivasa Acarya gone? my spiritual master.
2) Where are my Swarup Damodara and Rupa 6) O master, if you are at all merciful to me, then
Gosvami? Where is Sanatana? Where is please glance upon me one time. Please dispel
Raghunatha Dasa, the savior of the fallen? the darkness in Narottama dasa's heart.
3) Where are my Raghunatha Bhatta and Gopala
Bhatta, and where is Krsnadasa Kaviraja? Where Song Name: Ki Rupe Paibo Seva
did Lord Gauranga, the great dancer, suddenly Author: Narottama Das Thakura
go? Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Vaisnava
4) I will smash my head against the rock and Vijnapti Song 3)
enter into the fire. Where will I find Lord (1)
Gauranga, the reservoir of all wonderful qualities? ki rūpe pāibo sevā mui durācāra
5) Being unable to obtain the association of Lord śrī guru vaiṣṇave rati nā hoilo āmāra
Gauranga accompanied by all of these devotees in (2)
whose association He performed His pastimes, aśeṣa māyāte mana magana hoilo
Narottama Dasa simply weeps. vaiṣṇavete leśa mātra rati nā janmilo
(3)
Song Name: Jaya Jaya Sri Krsna Caitanya viṣaye bhuliyā andha hoinu divā-niśi
Nityananda gale phāńsa dite phire māyā se piśācī
Author: Narottama Das Thakura (4)
Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Lalasa Song ihāre koriyā jaya chāḍāno nā yāya
9) sādhu kṛpā vinā āra nāhiko upāya
(1) (5)
jaya jaya śrī kṛṣṇa caitanya nityānanda; adoṣa-daraśi prabhu! patita uddhāra
jayādvaita-candra jaya gaura bhakta vrṇda ei bāra narottame koroho nistāra
(2) TRANSLATION
kṛpā kori sabe mili koroho karuṇā 1-5) "How can an ill-behaved person like me
adhama patita jane nā koriho ghṛṇā attain devotional service? I have no loving
(3) attachment to Sri Guru and Vaisnavas. My mind is
e tin saṁsāra mājhe tuyā pada sāra endlessly absorbed in maya, and I don't even
bhāviyā dekhinu mane gati nāhi ār have the slightest loving attachment to the
(4) Vaisnavas. I have been blinded due to being
se pada pāwār āśe kheda uṭhe mone absorbed in sense gratification day and night and
vyākul hṛdoy sadā koriye krandane the witch named maya repeatedly hangs a noose
(5) around my neck. There is no way to defeat her or
ki rūpe pāibo kichu nā pāi sandhāna; give her up unless I attain the mercy of the saints.
prabhu lokanātha pada nāhiko smaraṇa O Vaisnava! O master! You do not look for faults,
(6) but you simply redeem the fallen! This time
tumi to doyāl prabhu cāho ekabār; redeem this Narottama!"
narottama hṛdayera ghucāo andhakār
TRANSLATION Song Name: Kusumita Vrndavane Nacata
1) O Lord Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu, all Sikhi Gane
glories to You. O Prabhu Nityananda, all glories to Author: Narottama Das Thakura
You. O Lord Advaitacandra, all glories to You. O Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Swabhista
devotees of Lord Gauranga, all glories to you all. Lalasa Song 6)

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(1) markings drawn in sandalwood paste and
kusumita vṛndāvane, nācata śikhigaṇe kunkuma?
pika kula bhramara jhańkāre 5) When will I carefully dress Srimati Radharani in
priya sahacarī sańge, gāiyā jāibe rańge blue garments? When will I place jewelled anklets
manohara nikuñja kuṭīre on her feet? When will I take water from a jar
(2) and wash her reddish lotus feet? When will I then
hari hari manoratha phalibe āmāre? dry her feet using my own hair as a towel?
duhuka manthara gati, kautuke herabo ati, 6) When will I make a couch of lotus petals for
ańge bhori pulaka antare the Divine Couple? When will I gently fan Them
(3) with a white camara whisk?
caudike sakhīra mājhe, rādhikāra ińgite, 7) When from a golden box will I take betel-nuts
ciruṇī loiyā kore kori and camphor, and place them in the lotus mouths
kuṭila kuntala sab, vithāriyā āńca-dibo, of the Divine Couple? When will I carefully chew
bonāibo vicitra kabarī the aromatic remnants of such betel-nuts, which
(4) have become mixed with nectar from mouths of
mṛgamada malayaja, sab ańge lepabo, the Divine Couple?
porāibo manohara hār 8) O Lokanatha Gosvami, O my spiritual master, O
candana kuńkume, tilaka basāibo, friend of the poor and wretched conditioned souls,
herabo mukha sudhākara O ocean of mercy, please hear the appeal of this
(5) person who is very miserable and poor-hearted.
nīla paṭṭāmbara, jatane porāibo, O Radha and Krsna, O holy land of Vrndavana, O
pāye dibo ratana mañjīre intimate gopi-friends of the Divine Couple, I beg
bhṛńgārera jale rāńgā, caraṇa dhowāibo that you all grant this charity to me. Please fulfil
muchabo āpan cikure these desires.
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kusuma kamala dale, śeja bichāibo, Song Name: Nitai Pada Kamala
śayana korā;bo dońhākāre Official Name: Manaḥ-śikṣā (Teachings to
dhavala cāmara āni, mṛdu mṛdu bījabo, the Mind)
charamita duhuka śarīre Author: Narottama Das Thakura
(7) Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Nityananda
kanaka sampuṭa kori, karpūra tāmbūla bhori, Nistha Song 1)
jogāibo dońhāra vadane (1)
adhara sudhārase, tāmbūla suvāse, nitāi-pada-kamala, koṭi-candra-suśītala
bhunjabo adhika jatane je chāyāy jagata jurāy
(8) heno nitāi bine bhāi, rādhā-kṛṣṇa pāite nāi
śrī guru karuṇā sindhu, lokanā;tha dīna bandhu, dṛḍha kori’ dharo nitāir pāy
mui dine koro avadhāna (2)
rādhā-kṛṣṇa vṛndāvana, priya narma sakhīgaṇa, se sambandha nāhi jā’r, bṛthā janma gelo tā’r
narottama māge ei dāna sei paśu boro durācār
TRANSLATION nitāi nā bolilo mukhe, majilo saṁsāra-sukhe
1) Vrndavana is filled with blossoming flowers, the vidyā-kule ki koribe tār
dancing of peacocks and the sounds of cuckoos (3)
and bumble-bees. When, in the association of the ahaṅkāre matta hoiyā, nitāi-pada pāsariyā
dear gopis, will I melodiously sing in a charming asatyere satya kori māni
cottage in a grove of Vrndavana? nitāiyer koruṇā habe, braje rādhā-kṛṣṇa pābe
2) When, seeing the slowly and gracefully moving dharo nitāi-caraṇa du’khāni
Divine Couple, will my hairs stand on end because (4)
of the ecstasy in my heart? nitāiyer caraṇa satya, tāhāra sevaka nitya
3) When, in the company of the gopis, will Srimati nitāi-pada sadā koro āśa
Radharani gesture that she wants me to comb her narottama boro dukhī, nitāi more koro sukhī
hair, and when will I then take the comb in my rākho rāṅgā-caraṇera pāśa
hand, and carefully comb her curling locks? TRANSLATION
4) When will I anoint Srimati Radharani's limbs 1) The lotus feet of Lord Nityananda are a shelter
with sandalwood paste and musk? When will I where one will get the soothing moonlight not
give her beautiful garlands? When will I gaze on only of one, but of millions of moons. If the world
her moonlike face as I decorate it with tilaka wants to have real peace, it should take shelter of
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Lord Nityananda. Unless one takes shelter under (6)
the shade of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda, it śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya-prabhur dāser anudāsa
will be very difficult for him to approach Radha- sevā abhilāṣa kore narottama-dāsa
Krsna. If one actually wants to enter into the TRANSLATION
dancing party of Radha-Krsna, he must firmly 1) The divine couple, Sri Sri Radha and Krsna, is
catch hold of the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda. my life and soul. In life or death I have no other
2) Anyone who has not established his refuge but Them.
relationship with Nityananda Prabhu is understood 2) In a forest of small kadamba trees on the bank
to have spoiled his valuable human birth. Such a of the Yamuna, I will seat the divine couple on a
human being is actually an uncontrollable animal. throne made of brilliant jewels.
Because he never uttered the holy name of 3) I will anoint Their dark and fair forms with
Nityananda, he has become merged into so-called sandalwood paste scented with cuya, and I will
material happiness. What can his useless fan Them with a camara whisk. Oh, when will I
education and family tradition do to help him? behold Their moonlike faces?
3) Being maddened after false prestige and 4) After stringing together garlands of malati
identification with the body, one is thinking, oh, flowers I will place them around Their necks, and
what is Nityananda? What can He do for me? I I will offer tambula scented with camphor to Their
don't care. The result is that he is accepting lotus mouths.
something false to be truth. If you actually want 5) With the permission of all the sakhis, headed
to approach the association of Radha-Krsna, you by Lalita and Visakha, I will serve the lotus feet of
must first achieve the mercy of Lord Nityananda. Radha and Krsna.
When He is merciful toward you, then you will be 6) Narottama dasa, the servant of the servant of
able to approach Radha-Krsna. Therefore you Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu, longs for this service to
should firmly grasp the lotus feet of Lord the divine couple.
Nityananda.
4) The lotus feet of Nityananda are not illusion; Song Name: Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu Doya
they are a fact. One who engages in the Koro More
transcendental loving service of Nityananda is also Official Name: Sāvaraṇa-śrī-gaura-pāda-
transcendental. Always try to catch the lotus feet padme (A Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Çré
of Lord Nityananda. This Narottama dasa is very Gauranga)
unhappy, therefore I am praying to Lord Author: Narottama Dasa Thakura
Nityananda to make me happy. My dear Lord, Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Punah
please keep me close to Your lotus feet. Prarthana Song 1)
(1)
Song Name: Radha Krsna Prana Mora śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu doyā koro more
Official Name: Sakhi Vrnde Vijanpti (Prayers tomā binā ke doyālu jagat-saṁsāre
to Sakhis) (2)
Author: Narottama Das Thakura patita-pāvana-hetu tava avatāra
Book Name: Prarthana mo sama patita prabhu nā pāibe āra
(1) (3)
rādhā-kṛṣṇa prāṇa mora jugala-kiśora hā hā prabhu nityānanda, premānanda sukhī
jīvane maraṇe gati āro nāhi mora kṛpābalokana koro āmi boro duḥkhī
(2) (4)
kālindīra kūle keli-kadambera vana doyā koro sītā-pati adwaita gosāi
ratana-bedīra upara bosābo du’jana tava kṛpā-bale pāi caitanya-nitāi
(3) (5)
śyāma-gaurī-aṅge dibo (cūwā) candanera gandha hā hā swarūp, sanātana, rūpa, raghunātha
cāmara ḍhulābo kabe heri mukha-candra bhaṭṭa-juga, śrī-jīva hā prabhu lokanātha
(4) (6)
gāthiyā mālatīr mālā dibo dohāra gale doyā koro śrī-ācārya prabhu śrīnivāsa
adhare tuliyā dibo karpūra-tāmbūle rāmacandra-saṅga māge narottama-dāsa
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lalitā viśākhā-ādi jata sakhī-bṛnda 1) My dear Lord Caitanya, please be merciful to
ājñāya koribo sebā caraṇāravinda me, because who can be more merciful than Your
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2) Your incarnation is just to reclaim the 2) They are the perfection of rasa, and they are
conditioned, fallen souls, but I assure You that perfection worthy of attainment. They are the
You will not find a greater fallen soul than me. very law of the Vedic scriptures for me. They are
Therefore, my claim is first. the meaning of all my fasts and penances and my
3) My dear Lord Nityananda, You are always joyful silent uttering of my mantras. They are the basis
in spiritual bliss. Since You always appear very of religion and activities.
happy, I have come to You because I am most 3) By the purifying process of favorable devotional
unhappy. If You kindly put Your glance over me, service one will attain perfection and with these
then I may also become happy. two eyes be able to see. His transcendental form
4) My dear Advaita Prabhu, husband of Sita, You is shining like moonlight in my heart, and my
are so kind. Please be merciful to me. If You are heart therefore shines and reciprocates. In other
kind to me, naturally Lord Caitanya and words, the ordinary moon lights up the night, and
Nityananda will also be kind to me. its shine illuminates other objects; but the moon
5) O Svarupa Damodara, personal secretary of of the effulgence of the form of Sri Rupa Manjari
Lord Caitanya, O six Gosvamis O Sri Rupa shines into the heart and makes the heart also
Gosvami, Sri Sanatana Gosvami, Sri Raghunatha shine back to the spiritual sky. This moon shines
Bhatta Gosvami, Sri Gopala Bhatta Gosvami, Sri not only in the nighttime, but day and night.
Jiva Gosvami, and Sri Raghunatha dasa Gosvami! 4) Your absence from my vision is like a dose of
O Lokanatha Gosvami, my beloved spiritual strong poison, and I will suffer till the end of my
master! Narottama dasa also prays for your life. Narottama dasa Thakura says: "Please give
mercy. me your mercy and the shade of your lotus feet."
6) O Srinivasa Acarya, successor to the six
Gosvamis! Please be merciful to me. Narottama Song Name: Suniyachi Sadhu Mukhe Bole
dasa always desires the company of Ramacandra Author: Narottama Das Thakura
Cakravarti. Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Lalasa Song
2)
Song Name: Sri Rupa Manjari Pada Sei Mora (1)
Sampada śuniyāchi sādhu mukhe bole sarva jana
Author: Narottama Das Thakura śrī rūpa kṛpāya mile yugala caraṇa
Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Lalasa Song (2)
1) hā hā prabhu sanātana gaura parivāra
(1) sabe mili vāñchā pūrṇa koroho āmāra
śrī-rūpa-mañjarī-pada, sei mora sampada, (3)
sei mor bhajana-pūjana śrī rūpera kṛpā yeno āmār prati hoy
sei mora prāṇa-dhana, sei mora ābharaṇa, se pada āśraya yāra sei mahāśaya
sei mor jīvanera jīvana (4)
(2) prabhu lokanātha kobe sańge loyā jābe
sei mora rasa-nidhi, sei mora vāñchā-siddhi, śrī rūpera pāda-padme more samarpibe
sei mor vedera dharama (5)
sei brata, sei tapa, sei mora mantra-japa, heno ki hoibe mora narma sakhīgaṇe
sei mor dharama-karama anugata narottame koribe śāsane
(3) TRANSLATION
anukūla habe vidhi, se-pade hoibe siddhi, 1) I have heard from the mouths of the saintly
nirakhibo e dui nayane devotees that everyone says that by the mercy of
se rūpa-mādhurī-rāśi, prāṇa-kuvalaya-śaśi, Srila Rupa Gosvami one may approach the lotus
praphullita habe niśi-dine feet of the Divine Couple.
(4) 2) O Sanatana Prabhu, O personal associate of
tuwā adarśana-ahi, garale jāralo dehī, Lord Caitanya, please fulfill my desire.
ciro-dina tāpita jīvana 3) Please fulfill my desire that saintly Srila Rupa
hā hā rūpa koro doyā, deho more pada-chāyā, Gosvami may be merciful to me, and that I will be
narottama loilo śaraṇa able to take shelter of his lotus feet.
TRANSLATION 4) When will my master, Lokanatha Gosvami,
1) The lotus feet of Sri Rupa Manjari are my place me at the lotus feet of Srila Rupa Gosvami?
treasure, my devotional service, and my object of 5) When, by your mercy, will your faithful follower
worship. They give my life meaning, and they are Narottama dasa become eligible to receive direct
the life of my life.
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instruction from the gopi-friends of the Divine (1)
Couple? ṭhākura vaiṣṇava pada, avanīra susampada,
śuno bhāi hoiyā eka mana
Song Name: Thakura Vaisnava Gana āśraya loiyā bhaje, tāre kṛṣṇa nāhi tyaje,
Author: Narottama Das Thakura āra saba more akāraṇa
Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Vaisnava (2)
Vijnapti Song 1) vaiṣṇava caraṇa jala, prema bhakti dite bol,
(1) āra keho nahe balavanta
ṭhākura vaiṣṇava gaṇa, kori ei nivedana, vaiṣṇava caraṇa reṇu, mastake bhūṣaṇa vinu,
mo boṛo adhama durācāra āra nāhi bhūṣaṇera anta
dāruṇa saṁsāra nidhi, tāhe ḍubāilo vidhi, (3)
keśe dhari more koro pāra tīrtha jala pavitra guṇe, likhiyāche purāṇe,
(2) se saba bhaktira pravañcana
vidhi boṛo balavān, nā śune dharama jñāna, vaiṣṇavera pādodaka, sama nahe ei saba,
sadāi karama pāśe bāndhe yāte hoy vāñchita pūraṇa
na dekhi tāraṇa leśa, joto dekhi sab kleśa, (4)
anātha kātare tei kānde vaiṣṇava sańgete mana, ānandita anukṣaṇa,
(3) sadā hoy kṛṣṇa parasańga
kāma krodha lobha moha, mada abhimāna saha, dīna narottama kānde, hiyā dhairya nāhi bāndhe
āpana āpana sthāne ṭāne mora daśā keno hoilo bhańga
aichana āmāra mana, phire jeno andha jana, TRANSLATION
supatha vipatha nāhi jāne 1) O brother, please hear my words with rapt
(4) attention. The lotus feet of the Vaisnavas are the
nā loinu sat mata, asate majilo cita, most valuable treasure of this world. These
tuyā pade nā korinu āśa Vaisnavas continually take shelter of Lord Krsna
narottama dāsa koy, dekhi śuni lāge bhoy, and worship Him. They never abandon their Lord.
tarāiyā loho nija pāśa They are liberated. They are free from the cycle
TRANSLATION of birth and death.
1) O saintly Vaisnavas, although I am very fallen 2) The water that has washed the lotus feet of the
and misbehaved, I still place this appeal before Vaisnavas bestows devotional service in pure love
you: My destiny has plunged me in the fearsome of God. Nothing else is as effective for attaining
ocean of repeated birth and death. Please grab this divine love. I place dust from the lotus feet
me by the hair and pull me to the opposite shore. of the Vaisnavas upon my head. I wear no other
2) My destiny is very powerful. I am not able to ornament.
hear the knowledge of spiritual life, and I am 3) The purifying power of the waters at the
always bound by the ropes of karma. I cannot various holy places of pilgrimage is described in
see any way to escape my condition. I see only the Puranas, although this is something of a
suffering. Helpless and stricken with grief, I cry.
deceptive trick. Actually there is not anything as
3) My blind mind cannot see what path is purifying as the water that has washed the lotus
auspicious or inauspicious. My blind mind is feet of the Vaisnavas. This water fulfills all
helplessly dragged from here to there by lust, desires.
anger, greed, bewilderment, madness and pride. 4) Moment after moment my mind finds pleasure
4) My mind became immersed in the impermanent in the association of the Vaisnavas. I always seek
satisfaction of the senses, and I could not out the company of those who are devoted to
understand the real goal of life. For this reason I
Lord Krsna. Poor-hearted Narottama dasa breaks
did not aspire to attain Your lotus feet. down and cries. How has this fallen condition
Narottama dasa says: Now that I am able to see, come upon me?
hear, and touch the Vaisnavas, I have become
free from all fear. Song Name: Vrndavana Ramya Sthana
Official Name: Vasanti Rasa (Amorous
Song Name: Thakura Vaisnava Pada Pastimes in the Spring)
Author: Narottama Das Thakura Author: Narottama Das Thakura
Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Vaisnava Book Name: Prarthana (Section: Mathura-
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(1) (6)
vṛndāvana ramya-sthāna divya-ciṅtāmaṇi-dhāma tomāra icchāya saba hoy māyā-baśa
ratana-mandira manohara tomāra icchaya nāśa māyār paraśa
abṛta kālindī-nīre rāja-haṁsa keli kare (7)
tāhe śobhe kanaka-kamala taba icchā hoy jadi tādera uddhār
(2) bujhibe niścai tabe kathā se tomār
tāra madhye hema-pīṭha aṣṭa-dale beṣṭita (8)
aṣṭa-dale pradhānā nāyikā bhāgavater kathā se taba avatār
tāra madhye ratnāsane ba’si āchen dui-jane dhīra haiyā śune jadi kāne bār bār
śyāma-saṅge sundarī rādhikā (9)
(3) śrnvatāṁ sva-kathāḥ kṛṣṇaḥ
o-rūpa-lābaṇya-rāśi amiya pariche khasi punya-śravaṇa-kīrtanaḥ
hāsya-parihāsa-sambhāṣaṇe hṛdy antaḥ-stho hy abhadrāṇi
narottama-dāsa kaya nitya-līlā sukha-maya vidhunoti suhṛt satām
sadāi sphurūka mora mane naṣṭa-prāyeṣv abhadreṣu
TRANSLATION nityaṁ bhāgavata-sevayā
1) Beautiful Vrndavana is filled with cintamani bhagavaty uttama-śloke
gems and many jewel palaces and temples. Many bhaktir bhavati naiṣṭhikī
regal swans play in the waters of the Yamuna, tadā rajas-tamo-bhāvāḥ
and in those waters a splendid golden lotus flower kāma-lobhādayaś ca ye
grows. ceta etair anāviddhaṁ
2) In the middle of that lotus is a golden place sthitaṁ sattve prasīdati
surrounded by eight petals. On these eight petals evaṁ prasanna-manaso
the eight principal gopis reside, and in the centre bhagavad-bhakti-yogataḥ
Lord Syamasundara and beautiful Srimati bhagavat-tattva-vijñānaṁ
Radharani sit on a jewel throne. mukta-saṅgasya jāyate
3) The great beauty of the Divine couple and bhidyate hṛdaya-granthiś
Their charming joking and laughter continually chidyante sarva-saṁśayāḥ
showers nectar everywhere. Narottama dasa kṣīyante cāsya karmāṇi
says: I pray that these blissful eternal dṛṣṭa evātmanīśvare
transcendental pastimes of the Divine Couple may (10)
be always manifest in my heart. rajas tamo hate tabe pāibe nistār
hṛdayer abhadra sabe ghucibe tāhār
Songs by A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (11)
Prabhupada ki ko’re bujhābo kathā baro sei cāhi
khudra āmi dīna hīna kono śakti nāhi
Song Name: Boro Krpa Koile Krsna (12)
Official Name: Markine Bhagavata-Dharma athaca enecho prabhu kathā bolibāre
Author: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (at je tomār icchā prabhu koro ei bare
Boston Harbor, September 18, 1965) (13)
(1) akhila jagat-guru! bacana se āmār
boro-kṛpā koile kṛṣṇa adhamer prati alaṅkṛta koribār khamatā tomār
ki lāgiyānile hethā koro ebe gati (14)
(2) taba kṛpā ha’le mor kathā śuddha habe
āche kichu kārja taba ei anumāne śuniyā sabāra śoka duḥkha je ghucibe
nahe keno āniben ei ugra-sthāne (15)
(3) āniyācho jadi prabhu āmāre nācāte
rājas tamo guṇe era sabāi ācchanna nācāo nācāo prabhu nācāo se-mate
vāsudeb-kathā ruci nahe se prasanna kāṣṭhera puttali jathā nācāo se-mate
(4) (16)
tabe jadi taba kṛpā hoy ahaituki bhakti nāi beda nāi nāme khub daro
sakal-i sambhava hoy tumi se kautukī "bhaktivedānta" nām ebe sārthak kor
(5) TRANSLATION
ki bhāve bujhāle tārā bujhe sei rasa 1) My dear Lord Krishna, You are so kind upon
eta kṛpā koro prabhu kori nija-baśa this useless soul, but I do not know why You have

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brought me here. Now You can do whatever You heart is pierced, and all misgivings are cut to
like with me. pieces. The chain of fruitive actions is terminated
2) But I guess You have some business here, when one sees the self as master."
otherwise why would You bring me to this terrible 10) He will become liberated from the influence of
place? the modes of ignorance and passion and thus all
3) Most of the population here is covered by the inauspicious things accumulated in the core of the
material modes of ignorance and passion. heart will disappear.
Absorbed in material life, they think themselves 11) How will I make them understand this
very happy and satisfied, and therefore they have message of Krishna consciousness? I am very
no taste for the transcendental message of unfortunate, unqualified and the most fallen.
Vasudeva. I do not know how they will be able to Therefore I am seeking Your benediction so that I
understand it. can convince them, for I am powerless to do so
4) But I know Your causeless mercy can make on my own.
everything possible because You are the most 12) Somehow or other, O Lord, You have brought
expert mystic. me here to speak about You. Now, my Lord, it is
5) How will they understand the mellows of up to You to make me a success or failure as You
devotional service? O Lord, I am simply praying like.
for Your mercy so that I will be able to convince 13) O spiritual master of all the worlds! I can
them about Your message. simply repeat Your message, so if You like You
6) All living entities have come under the control can make my power of speaking suitable for their
of the illusory energy by Your will, and therefore, understanding.
if You like, by Your will they can also be released 14) Only by Your causeless mercy will my words
from the clutches of illusion. become pure. I am sure that when this
7) I wish that You may deliver them. Therefore if transcendental message penetrates their hearts
You so desire their deliverance, then only will they they will certainly feel engladdened and thus
be able to understand Your message. become liberated from all unhappy conditions of
8) The words of Srimad-Bhagavatam are Your life.
incarnation, and if a sober person repeatedly 15) O Lord, I am just like a puppet in Your hands.
receives it with submissive aural reception, then So if You have brought me here to dance, then
he will be able to understand Your message. make me dance, make me dance, O Lord, make
9) It is said in the Srimad-Bhagavatam (1.2.17- me dance as You like.
21):"Sri Krishna, the Personality of Godhead, who 16) I have no devotion, nor do I have any
is the Paramatma [Supersoul] in everyone’s heart knowledge, but I have strong faith in the holy
and the benefactor of the truthful devotee, name of Krsna. I have been designated as
cleanses desire for material enjoyment from the Bhaktivedanta, and now, if You like, You can fulfill
heart of the devotee who has developed the urge the real purport of Bhaktivedanta.
to hear His messages, which are in themselves
virtuous when properly heard and chanted. By Song Name: Krsna Tava Punya Habe Bhai
regular attendance in classes on the Bhagavatam Official Name: Bhagavan Krsner Pada
and by rendering of service to the pure devotee, Padme Prarthana (Prayer unto the Lotus
all that is troublesome to the heart is almost Feet of Krsna)
completely destroyed, and loving service unto the Author: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami (on
Personality of Godhead, who is praised with board the ship Jaladuta, September 13,
transcendental songs, is established as an 1965)
irrevocable fact. As soon as irrevocable loving
service is established in the heart, the effects of (refrain)
nature’s modes of passion and ignorance, such as kṛṣṇa taba puṇya habe bhāi
lust, desire and hankering, disappear from the e-puṇya koribe jabe rādhārāṇī khusī habe
heart. Then the devotee is established in dhruva ati boli tomā tāi
goodness, and he becomes completely happy. (1)
Thus established in the mode of unalloyed śrī-siddhānta saraswatī śacī-suta priya ati
goodness, the man whose mind has been kṛṣṇa-sebāya jāra tula nāi
enlivened by contact with devotional service to the sei se mohānta-guru jagater madhe uru
Lord gains positive scientific knowledge of the kṛṣṇa-bhakti dey ṭhāi ṭhāi
Personality of Godhead in the stage of liberation
from all material association. Thus the knot in the
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(2) World. In all the cities, towns, and villages on the
tāra icchā balavān pāścātyete ṭhān ṭhān earth, extending to all the oceans, rivers, and
hoy jāte gaurāńger nām streams, everyone may accept the Holy Name of
pṛthivīte nagarādi āsamudra nada nadī Krsna.
sakalei loy kṛṣṇa nām 3) Thus all directions will be conquered by a flood
(3) of transcendental ecstasy flowing with the
tāhale ānanda hoy tabe hoy digvijay excessive mercy of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
caitanyer kṛpā atiśay When all the miserable living entities that have
māyā duṣṭa jata duḥkhī jagate sabāi sukhī been corrupted by maya become happy, then the
vaiṣṇaver icchā pūrṇa hoy Vaisnava's desire is fulfilled.
(4) 4) Although my Guru Maharaja ordered me to
se kārja je koribāre ājñā jadi dilo more accomplish this mission, I am unworthy to do it,
jogya nahi ati dīna hīna being very fallen and incompetent. That being the
tāi se tomāra kṛpā māgitechi anurūpā case, O Lord Krsna, Your mercy is today arising in
āji tumi sabār pravīṇa a befitting manner to make me become worthy,
(5) for You are the wisest of all.
tomāra se śakti pele guru-sebāya bastu mile 5) If You bestow Your divine power, then one
jībana sārthak jadi hoy attains the factual substance which is service to
sei se sevā pāile tāhale sukhī hale the spiritual master - and life becomes successful.
taba sańga bhāgyate miloy If that service is obtained, then one becomes truly
(6) satisfied, and ultimately receives Your association
evaṁ janaṁ nipatitaṁ prabhavāhikūpe due to good fortune.
kāmābhikāmam anu yaḥ prapatan prasańgāt 6) (As stated by Prahlada Maharaja to Lord
kṛtvātmasāt surarṣiṇā bhagavan gṛhītaḥ Nrsimhadeva in the Srimad Bhagavatam, 7.9.28:)
so 'haṁ kathaṁ nu visṛje tava bhṛtya-sevām "Thus, by associating with material desires one
(7) after another, I was following the general
tumi mor cira sāthī bhuliyā māyār lāthi populace by falling into a blind well full of snakes.
khāiyāchi janma-janmāntare My dear Lord, O Supreme Personality of Godhead!
āji punaḥ e sujoga jadi hoy jogāyoga Then the great sage Narada Muni kindly accepted
tabe pāri tuhe milibāre me as his disciple, and instructed me how to
(8) achieve the transcendental position similar to his
tomāra milane bhāi ābār se sukha pāi own. How could I ever leave the service of your
gocārane ghuri din bhor servant?"
kata bane chuṭāchuṭi bane khāi luṭāpuṭi 7) O Lord Krsna, You are my eternal companion.
sei din kabe habe mor Forgetting You, I have suffered the kicking of
(9) maya birth after birth. If today the chance to meet
āji se subidhāne tomāra smaraṇa bhela You occurs again, then surely I will be able to
baro āśā ḍākilām tāi rejoin You.
āmi tomāra nitya-dāsa tāi kori eta āśa 8) O my dear brother! In Your company I will
tumi binā anya gati nāi experience great joy once again. Wandering about
TRANSLATION the pastures and fields, I will pass the entire day
Refrain: O, brothers, (o brother) The Supreme with You in tending the cows. Joking with You and
Lord Krsna will bestow virtue upon you -- but He frolicking throughout so many forests of Vraja, I
will do this only when Srimati Radharani first will roll upon the ground in spiritual ecstasy.
becomes pleased with you. This I surely declare to When, oh when will that day be mine?
you. 9) Today that remembrance of being with You
1) Sri Srimad Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura, came to me in a very nice way. Feeling great
who is very dear to Lord Gauranga, the son of longing I called out for You, O Lord Krsna! Only
mother Saci, is unparalleled in his service to the because I am Your eternal servant do I desire
Supreme Lord Sri Krsna. He is that great saintly Your association so much. Except for You, I have
spiritual master, most magnanimous within this no other refuge.
universe, who bestows devotion to Krsna in
various places throughout the world. Songs by Locana Das Thakura
2) His desire is very powerful, and thus he is
causing the Holy Name of Lord Gauranga to Song Name: Avatara Sara Gora Avatara
spread throughout all the countries of the Western Author: Locana Das Thakura
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avatāra sār gaura avatāra kena na bhajili tāre jāre dekhe tāre kohe dante tṛṇa dhori’
kari nire vas gelā na piyasa āpana karama phere āmāre kiniyā loho bolo gaura-hari
(2) (4)
kantakeru taru sadāyi sevili man, amrta pāyivar eto boli’ nityānanda bhūme gaḍi jāy
āśe sonāra parvata jeno dhūlāte loṭāy
prema kalpataru śri gaurānga āmār tāhāre bhāvili (5)
viśe heno avatāre jār rati nā janmilo
(3) locan bole sei pāpī elo ār gelo
saurabher āśe palāśa śunkili man, nāśāte pāśile TRANSLATION
kita 1) The noble Lord Nityananda is never angry, for
ikshudanda bhāvi kātha chuśili man, kemane He is the personification of supreme
paeebi mitha transcendental bliss. Devoid of any concept of
(4) false ego, Nitai wanders about the town.
hār baliyā galāya parili man, śaman kinkar sāpa 2) Going from door to door in the residences of
śital baliya āguna pohāli man, paii vajar tāpa the most fallen and wretched souls, He freely
(5) distributes the gift of the Hari-nama mahamantra.
samsār bhajili śri gaurānga bhulili, nā śunili 3) He exclaims to whomever he sees while holding
sādhura kathā straw between his teeth, “Please purchase me by
iha parakāla dukāla khoyāli man, khayili apana worshipping Gaurahari!”
māthā 4) Saying thus, Nityananda Prabhu rolls about on
TRANSLATION the ground, appearing like a golden mountain
1) O my mind, why don’t you worship Śrī tumbling in the dust.
Gaurasundara, the crown-jewel of all 5) Locana Dasa Thakura says, “Whoever has not
incarnations? You always stay in water but your experienced the awakening of affection for such
thirst is never satiated due to your own past bad an avatara as this, that sinful person simply comes
activities. and goes uselessly in the cycle of repeated birth
2) You always hope to attain sweet, juicy fruits and death.”
from your worship of thorn trees, but this is not
possible. Our Gaurasundara is a desire-tree Song Name: Nitai Guna Mani
offering divine love, but you left Author: Locana Das Thakura
Him, thinking Him to be poison. Book Name: Caitanya Mangala
3) O my mind, searching for some sweet aroma, (1)
you smell the beautiful palāsa flower nitāi guṇa-maṇi āmār nitāi guṇa-maṇi
(but it has no scent), and instead, an insect from āniyā premer vanyā bhāsāilo avanī
the flower enters your nose. You suck on dry (2)
wood, mistaking it for sugar cane, so how can you premer vanyā loiyā nitāi āilā gauḍa-deśe
get any sweet juice? ḍubilo bhakata-gaṇa dīna hīna bhāse
4) O my mind, death is like snake which you put (3)
around your neck, thinking it to be a dīna hīna patita pāmara nāhi bāche
garland. You entered fire, thinking it to be cool, brahmār durlabha prema sabākāre jāce
and suffered excruciating burning. (4)
5) O my mind, enjoying material pleasures, you ābaddha karuṇā-sindhu nitāi kāṭiyā muhān
never heeded the devotees’ words and ghare ghare bule prema-amiyār bān
forgot Gaurasundara. Thus, both this world and (5)
the next are lost to you. locan bole mor nitāi jebā nā bhajilo
jāniyā śuniyā sei ātma-ghātī hoilo
Song Name: Akrodha Paramananda TRANSLATION
Author: Locana Das Thakura 1) My Lord Nityananda, the jewel of all virtues, my
Book Name: Caitanya Mangala Lord Nityananda, the jewel of all virtues, has
(1) brought the flood of ecstatic love of God that has
akrodha paramānanda nityānanda rāy drowned the entire world.
abhimāna śūnya nitāi nagare beḍāy 2) Bringing this overwhelming deluge of prema
(2) when He returned to Bengal from Jagannatha Puri
adhama patita jīver dvāre dvāre giyā on Lord Caitanya's order, Nitai has inundated the
hari-nāma mahā-mantra dicchen bilāiyā assembly of devotees. The fallen nondevotees did
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not drown, however, but remained floating on qualities are so great that upon hearing Them
that ecstatic ocean. even birds and beasts cry and stones melt.
3) Lord Nityananda freely offered this exalted 4) But Locana dasa regrets that I am entrapped
prema, which is difficult for Lord Brahma to attain, by sense gratification. Since I have no attraction
even to the fallen and wretched souls who did not for the lotus feet of Lord Caitanya and Lord
desire it. Nityananda, then Yamaraja, the superintendent of
4) The ocean of mercy had formerly been sealed death, is punishing me by not allowing me to be
tight, but Nitai cut a channel in its boundary to attracted by this movement.
allow the great flooding waves of nectarean
prema to splash from house to house. Songs by Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswti Thakur
5) Locana dasa says, "Whoever has not worshiped
my Nitai or taken advantage of this excellent Song Name: Dusta Mana
opportunity offered by Him knowingly commits Official Name: Vaisnava Ke? (Who is a Real
suicide." Vaiṣṇava?)
Author: Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati
Song Name: Parama Karuna Pahu Dui Jana (1)
Official Name: Sri Gaura Nityanander Daya duṣṭa mana! tumi kiser vaiṣṇava?
(The Mercy of Śrī Gaura and Nityānanda) pratiṣṭhār tare, nirjaner ghare,
Author: Locana Das Thakura tava ‘hari nāma’ kevala ‘kaitava’
Book Name: Dhamali (2)
(1) jaḍer pratiṣṭhā, śukarer viṣṭhā,
parama koruṇa, pahū dui jana jāno nā ki tāhā ‘māyār vaibhava’
nitāi gauracandra kanaka kāminī, divasa-yāminī,
saba avatāra-sāra śiromaṇi bhāviyā ki kāja, anitya se saba
kevala ānanda-kanda (3)
(2) tomār kanaka, bhoger janaka,
bhajo bhajo bhāi, caitanya nitāi kanaker dvāre sevaho ‘mādhava’
sudṛḍha biśwāsa kori kāminīr kāma, nahe tava dhāma,
viṣaya chāḍiyā, se rase majiyā, tāhār-mālika kevala ‘yādava’
mukhe bolo hari hari (4)
(3) pratiṣṭhāśā-taru, jaḍa-māyā-maru,
dekho ore bhāi, tri-bhuvane nāi, nā pela ‘rāvaṇa’ yujhiyā ‘rāghava’
emona doyāla dātā vaiṣṇavī pratiṣṭhā, tāte koro niṣṭhā,
paśu pākhī jhure, pāṣāṇa vidare, tāhā nā bhajile labhibe raurava
śuni’ jāṅra guṇa-gāthā (5)
(4) harijana-dveṣa, pratisthāśā-kleśa,
saṁsāre majiyā, rohili poriyā, koro keno tabe tāhār gaurava
se pade nahilo āśa vaiṣṇaver pāche, pratisthāśā āche,
āpana karama, bhuñjāye śamana, tā’te kabhu nāhe ‘anitya-vaibhava’
kahoye locana-dāsa (6)
TRANSLATION se hari-sambandha, śūnya-māyā-gandha,
1) The two Lords, Nitai-Gauracandra, are very tāhā kabhu noy ‘jaḍer kaitava’
merciful. They are the essence of all incarnations. pratiṣṭhā-caṇḍālī, nirjanatā-jāli,
The specific significance of these incarnations is ubhaye jāniho māyika raurava
that They introduced a process of chanting and (7)
dancing that is simply joyful. kīrtana chāḍibo, pratiṣṭhā mākhibo,
2) My dear brother, I request that you just ki kāja ḍhuḍiyā tādṛśa gaurava
worship Lord Caitanya and Nityananda with firm mādhavendra purī, bhāva-ghare curi,
conviction and faith. If one wants to be Krsna nā korilo kabhu sadāi jānabo
conscious by this process, one has to give up his (8)
engagement in sense gratification. One simply has tomār pratiṣṭhā,-’śukarer viṣṭhā’,
to chant, "Hare Krsna! Hari Hari!" without any tār-saha sama kabhu nā mānava
motive. matsaratā-vaśe, tumi jaḍa-rase,
3) My dear brother, just try and examine this. majecho chāḍiyā kīrtana-sauṣṭava
Within the three worlds there is no one like Lord
Caitanya or Lord Nityananda. Their merciful
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tāi duṣṭa mana, ‘nirjana bhajan,’ 1) O wicked mind! What kind of Vaisnava do you
pracāricho chale ‘kuyogī-vaibhava’ think you are? Your pretentious show of chanting
prabhu sanātane, parama jatane, Lord Hari's holy name in a solitary place is only for
śikṣā dilo yāhā, cinto sei saba the sake of attaining the false prestige of a
(10) worldly reputation -- it is nothing but pure
sei du’ṭi kathā, bhulo’ nā sarvathā, hypocrisy.
uccaiḥ-svare koro ‘hari-nāma-rava’ 2) Such materialistic prestige is as disgusting as
‘phalgu’ ār ‘yukta,’ ‘baddha’ ār ‘mukta,’ the stool of a hog. Do you not know that it is only
kabhu nā bhāviho, ekākār saba a mere illusion cast by the potency of Maya? What
(11) is the value of contemplating day and night your
‘kanaka-kāminī,’ ‘pratiṣṭhā-bāghinī,’ plans for enjoying wealth and women? All these
chāḍiyāche jāre, sei to’ vaiṣṇava things are only temporary.
sei ‘anāsakta,’ sei ‘śuddha-bhakta,’ 3) When you claim wealth as your own, it creates
saṁsār tathā pāy parābhava in you ever-increasing desires for material
(12) enjoyment. Your riches should be used for serving
yathā-yogya bhoga, nāhi tathā roga, Madhava, the Lord of all wealth. Neither is it your
‘anāsakta’ sei, ki ār kahabo proper place to indulge in lust for women, whose
‘āsakti-rohita,’ ‘sambandha-sahita,’ only true proprietor is Lord Yadava.
viṣaya-samuha sakali ‘mādhava’ 4) The demon Ravana (lust-incarnate) fought with
(13) Lord Ramachandra (love-incarnate) in order to
se ‘yukta-vairāgya,’ tāhā to’ saubhāgya, gain the tree of worldly reputation -- but that
tāhā-i jaḍete harir vaibhava oasis turned out to be but a mirage cast in the
kīrtane jāhār, ‘pratiṣṭhā-sambhār,’ desert wasteland of the Lord's illusory material
tāhār sampatti kevala ‘kaitava’ potency. Please cultivate fixed determination to
(14) attain only the steady and solid platform
‘viṣaya-mumukṣu,’ ‘bhoger bubhukṣu,’ whereupon a Vaisnava ever stands. If you neglect
du’ye tyajo mana, dui ‘avaiṣṇava’ worshiping the Lord from this position, then you
‘kṛṣṇer sambandha,’ aprākṛta-skandha, will ultimately attain a hellish existence.
kabhu nāhe tāhā jaḍer sambhava 5) Why do you needlessly suffer the torment of
(15) blaspheming the devotees of Lord Hari,
‘māyāvādī jana,’ kṛṣṇetara mana, attempting to achieve their eminence, thereby
mukta abhimāne se ninde vaiṣṇava only proving your own fruitless foolishness? The
vaiṣṇaver dās, tava bhakti-āś, desire for spiritual eminence is easily fulfilled
keno vā ḍākiho nirjana-āhava when one becomes a devotee of the Lord, for
(16) eternal fame automatically follows the heels of a
je ‘phalgu-vairāgī,’ kohe nije ‘tyāgī,’ Vaisnava. And that fame is never to be considered
se nā pāre kabhu hoite ‘vaiṣṇava’ a temporary worldly opulence.
hari-pada chāḍi’, ‘nirjanatā bāḍi,’ 6) The relationship between a devotee and Lord
labhiyā ki phala, ‘phalgu’ se vaibhava Hari is devoid of even a trace of worldly illusion; it
(17) has nothing to do with the materialistic cheating
rādhā-dāsye rohi’, chāḍi ‘bhoga-ahi,’ propensity. The prestige of so-called popularity in
‘pratiṣṭhāśā’ nahe ‘kīrtana-gaurava’ the material realm is compared to a treacherous
‘rādhā-nitya-jana,’ tāhā chāḍi’ mana, dog-eating witch, and the attempt to live in
keno vā nirjana-bhajana-kaitava solitude to supposedly engage in unalloyed bhajan
(18) is compared to an entangling network of
vraja-vāsī-gaṇa, pracāraka-dhana, distraction. Please know that anyone striving in
pratiṣṭhā-bhikṣuka tā’rā nahe ‘śava’ either of these ways verily lives in the hell of
prāṇa āche tā’r, se-hetu pracār, Maya's illusion.
pratiṣṭhāśā-hīna-’kṛṣṇa-gāthā’ saba 7) "I shall give up chanting the Lord's name
(19) publicly in kirtan and retire to solitude, thus
śrī-dayita-dās, kīrtanete āś, smearing myself with worldly honor." Dear mind,
koro uccaiḥ-svare ‘hari-nāma-rava’ what is the good of seeking such so-called glory? I
kīrtana-prabhāve, smaraṇa svabhāve, will always remind you that the great soul
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regard by committing theft in his own storehouse desire to enjoy the pleasure of material sense
of perception the way you do. objects. Both of these are equally non-devotees.
8) Your cheap reputation is equal to the stool of a The things that are used in relation to Lord Krsna
hog. An ordinary ambitious man like you can are objects belonging directly to the
never be equated with a devotee of Madhavendra transcendental realm, and thus having nothing to
Puri's eminence. Under the sway of envy, you do with matter they cannot be either owned or
have drowned yourself in the filthy waters of forsaken by persons interested in mundane
material enjoyment after having abandoned the enjoyment or renunciation.
excellent perfection of congregational kirtan. 15) An impersonal philospher is opposed to
9) Truly, O wicked mind, the glories of so-called thinking of Krsna as an object of devotion, and
solitary worship are propagated only by false thus being puffed up with the false pride of
yogis using unscrupulous means to deceive imaginary liberation he dares to criticize the true
others. To save yourself from these pitfalls, please devotees of the Lord. O mind, you are the servant
contemplate the instructions that the Supreme of the Vaisnavas, and you should always hope for
Lord Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu kindly gave us attaining devotion. Why then do you make such a
while addressing Srila Sanatana Goswami with the loud commotion by calling to me and trying to
utmost care. prove the supposed supremacy of your practice of
10) Do not forget for a moment the two most solitary worship?
valuable concepts that He taught: 1) the principle 16) One who falsely gives up things that could
of dry, apparent renunciation as opposed to real, actually be used in the Lord's service proudly calls
appropriate renunciation; and 2) the principle of a himself a `renunciate,' but unfortunately he can
soul being trapped in the bondage of matter as never become a Vaisnava by such an attitude.
opposed to a soul who is liberated. Don't ever Abandoning his servitorship to the lotus feet of
make the mistake of thinking that these conflicting Lord Hari, and resigning himself to his solitary
concepts are on the same level. Please remember home -- whatever is gained by that exercise can
this while engaging yourself in chanting the Lord's only be the worthless treasure of deception.
holy names as loud as you possibly can. 17) Ever engage yourself in the service of Sri
11) One is truly a Vaisnava who has given up the Radha, and keep aloof from the vicious snake of
habit of falling victim to the ferocious tigress of materialistic sense gratification. The glory of
wealth, beauty, and fame. Such a soul is factually participating in the Lord's kirtan is not meant to
detached from material life, and is known as a bolster anyone's ambitions for personal
pure devotee. Someone with this consciousness of recognition. O mind, why then have you
detachment has thereby become victorious over abandoned the identity of being Radha's eternal
the mundane world of birth and death. servant in favor of retiring to a solitary place to
12) One is indeed detached who moderately practice the cheating process of so-called bhajan?
partakes of worldly things that are deemed 18) The most valuable treasures amongst the
necessary for living in devotional service; a Lord's preachers are the eternal personalities
devotee acting in that manner does not fall prey residing in Vraja-dham. They never occupy
to the disease of material infatuation. Thus devoid themselves with begging for worthless material
of selfish attachment, and endowed with the reputation, which is cherished only by the living
ability to see things in relation to the Lord, all dead. The Vraja-vasis are truly infused with life,
sense objects are then directly perceived as being and therefore they preach in order to give life to
Lord Madhava Himself. the walking corpses of the mundane world. All the
13) This is the standard of befitting renunciation, songs that the Vraja-vasis sing about the glories
and one who realizes this is most fortunate of Lord Krsna are devoid of any tinge of desire for
indeed. Everything involved in such a devotee's fame.
life represents Lord Hari's personal spiritual 19) Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswati (servant of
opulence as manifest in the world of matter. On Radha and Her beloved Krsna) always hopes for
the other hand, one who engages in chanting the kirtan, and he begs all to loudly sing the names of
Lord's name with hopes of enhancing his own Lord Hari. The transcendental power of
material reputation finds that all his activities and congregational chanting automatically awakens
paraphernalia represent only the riches of remembrance of the Lord and His divine pastimes
hypocrisy. in relation to one's own eternal spiritual form.
14) O mind, please reject the company of two Only at that time does it become possible to go
types of persons -- those desiring impersonal off to a solitary place and engage in the
liberation from the material world, and those who confidential worship of Their Lordships.
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sage Krsna Dvaipayana Vyasa, who was
Song Name: Krsna Hoite Caturmukha empowered to compile the Vedic literatures,
Official Name: Sri Guru Parampara became a disciple of Devarsi Narada. Sripada
Author: Bhaktisiddhanta Saraswti Madhvacarya, the founder of the suddha-dvaita
(1) school of Vedanta philosophy, who visited
kṛṣṇa hoite catur-mukha, hoy kṛṣṇa-sevonmukha, Vyasadeva at Badarikasrama in the thirteenth
brahmā hoite nāradera mati century to learn from him Vedanta philosophy,
nārada hoite vyāsa, madhwa kohe vyāsa-dāsa, calls himself a servant of Krsna Dvaipayana Vyasa.
pūrṇaprajña padmanābha gati Purnaprajna Tirtha [Madhva] is the guru and sole
(2) refuge of Padmanabha Tirtha.
nṛhari mādhava-baṁśe, akṣobhya paramahaṁse, 2) The two other principal disciples of Madhva are
śiṣya boli’ aṅgīkāra kore Nrhari Tirtha and Madhava Tirtha. Madhava Tirtha
akṣobhyera śiṣya jaya-tīrtha nāme paricaya, accepted the great paramhamsa Aksobhya Tirtha
tāra dāsye jñānasindhu tore as a disciple. The principal disciple of Aksobhya
(3) Tirtha was known as Jayatirtha. Jayatirtha's
tāhā hoite dayānidhi, tāra dāsa vidyānidhi, service was for his disciple Jnanasindhu.
rājendra hoilo tāhā ha’te 3) Dayanidhi received the science of devotional
tāhāra kiṅkora jaya-dharma nāme paricaya, service from Jnanasindhu, and the servant of
paramparā jāno bhālo mate Dayanidhi was Vidyanidhi [Vidyadhiraja Tirtha].
(4) Rajendra Tirtha became a disciple of Vidyadhiraja
jayadharma-dāsye khyāti, śrī puruṣottama-jati, Tirtha. Rajendra Tirtha's servant was known as
tā ha’te brahmaṇya-tīrtha sūri Jayadharma or Vijayadhvaja Tirtha. In this way
vyāsatīrtha tāra dāsa, lakṣmīpati vyāsa-dāsa, you should properly understand this disciplic
tāhā ha’te mādhavendra pure succession.
(5) 4) The great sannyasi Sri Purusottama Tirtha
mādhavendra purī-bara, śiṣya-bara śrī-īśwara, received his knowledge in the service of his guru,
nityānanda, śrī-adwaita vibhu Vijayadhvaja Tirtha [Jayadharma]. The principal
īśwara-purīke dhanya, korilen śrī-caitanya, disciple of Purusottama Tirtha was Subrahmanya
jagad-guru gaura mahāprabhu Tirtha. His servant was the great Vyasatirtha
(6) [Vyasa Raya]. Vyasatirtha's servant was
mahāprabhu śrī-caitanya, rādhā-kṛṣṇa nahe anya, Laksmipati Tirtha, whose disciple was
rūpānuga janera jīvana Madhavendra Puri Gosvami.
viśwambhara priyaṅkara, śrī-swarūpa dāmodara, 5) The chief disciple of Madhavendra Puri was
śrī-goswāmī rūpa-sanātana Isvara Puri, and two of his other disciples were
(7) the renowned incarnations of Godhead Sri
rūpa-priya mahājana, jīva, raghunātha hana, Nityananda and Advaita Acarya. Sri Caitanya
tāra priya kavi kṛṣṇadāsa Mahaprabhu, the spiritual preceptor of all the
kṛṣṇadāsa-priya-bara, narottama sevā-para, worlds made Isvari Puri greatly fortunate by
jāra pada viśwanātha-āśa accepting him as His spiritual master.
(8) 6) Mahaprabhu Sri Caitanya is non different from
viśwanātha-bhakta-sātha, baladeva jagannātha, Sri Sri Radha and Krsna and is the very life of
tāra priya śrī-bhaktivinoda those Vaisnavas who follow Sri Rupa Gosvami. Sri
mahā-bhāgavata-bara, śrī-gaurakiśora-bara, Svarupa Damodara Gosvami, Rupa Gosvami, and
hari-bhajanete jā’ra moda Sanatana Gosvami were the givers of great
(9) happiness to Visvambhara [Sri Caitanya].
īhārā paramahaṁsa, gaurāṅgera nija-baṁśa 7) The great souls Jiva Gosvami and Raghunatha
tādera caraṇe mama gati Dasa Gosvami became very dear to Rupa
āmi sebā-udāsīna, nāmete tridaṇḍī dīna Gosvami. Jiva Gosvami was a disciple of Rupa
śrī-bhaktisiddhānta saraswatī Gosvami, and Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami, a
disciple of Advaita Acarya's disciple Yadunandana
TRANSLATION Acarya, was accepted by Rupa and Sanatana as
1) In the beginning of creation the science of their third brother. Raghunatha dasa Gosvami's
devotional service was received by the four- beloved student was Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami.
headed Brahma from the Supreme Lord Sri Krsna. Krsnadasa Kaviraja was an intimate friend of
Devarsi Narada's understanding of this divine Lokanatha Gosvami. They lived together in
science was obtained from Brahma. The great Vrndavana and always discussed the topics of
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Krsna with one another. Lokanatha Gosvami, a (4)
disciple of Gadadhara Pandita, had only one varaṁ deva mokṣaṁ na mokṣāvadhiṁ vā
disciple, whose name was Narottama Dasa. na canyaṁ vṛṇe ‘haṁ vareṣād apīha
Narottama Dasa was always engaged in the idaṁ te vapur nātha gopāla-bālaṁ
service of his guru, and he also engaged himself sadā me manasy āvirāstāṁ kim anyaiḥ
in the service of his guru's intimate friend. Thus (5)
he became very dear to Krsnadasa Kaviraja idaṁ te mukhāmbhojam atyanta-nīlair
Gosvami. To serve I the feet of Narottama Dasa vṛtaṁ kuntalaiḥ snigdha-raktaiś ca gopyā
Thakura was the only desire of Visvanatha muhuś cumbitaṁ bimba-raktādharaṁ me
Cakravarti Thakura, who was the fourth acarya in manasy āvirāstām alaṁ lakṣa-lābhaiḥ
disciplic succession from Narottama Dasa. (6)
8) Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura was the siksa- namo deva dāmodarānanta viṣṇo
guru [instructing spiritual master] of Baladeva prasīda prabho duḥkha-jālābdhi-magnam
Vidyabhusana, to whom he taught the precepts of kṛpā-dṛṣṭi-vṛṣṭyāti-dīnaṁ batānu
Srimad-Bhagavatam. Jagannatha Dasa Babaji was gṛhāṇeṣa mām ajñam edhy akṣi-dṛśyaḥ
a very prominent acarya after Sri Baladeva (7)
Vidyabhusana and was the beloved siksa-guru of kuverātmajau baddha-mūrtyaiva yadvat
Sri Bhaktivinoda Thakura. Bhaktivinoda Thakura's tvayā mocitau bhakti-bhājau kṛtau ca
intimate friend and associate was the eminent tathā prema-bhaktiṁ svakāṁ me prayaccha
maha-bhagavata Sri Gaurakisora Dasa Babaji, na mokṣe graho me ‘sti dāmodareha
whose sole joy was found in hari-bhajana. (8)
9) These treat saintly Vaisnavas are all namas te ‘stu dāmne sphurad-dīpti-dhāmne
paramahamsas, or devotees of the highest order, tvadīyodarāyātha viśvasya dhāmne
and they are all part of Lord Gauranga's own namo rādhikāyai tvadīya-priyāyai
spiritual family. Their holy feet are my refuge. I namo ‘nanta-līlāya devāya tubhyam
have no real interest in devotional service and I TRANSLATION
am a poor and lowly tridandi sannyai named Sri 1) To the Supreme Lord, whose form is the
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati. embodiment of eternal existence, knowledge, and
bliss, whose shark-shaped earrings are swinging
to and fro, who is beautifully shining in the divine
Songs by Kṛṣṇa Dvaipāyana Vyāsa realm of Gokula, who I (due to the offense of
breaking the pot of yogurt that His mother was
Song Name: Namamisvaram Saccidananda churning into butter and then stealing the butter
Rupam that was kept hanging from a swing) is quickly
Official Name: Sri Sri Damodarastakam running from the wooden grinding mortar in fear
Spoken by: Satyavrata Muni in a of mother Yasoda, but who has been caught from
conversation with Nārada Muni and behind by her who ran after Him with greater
Śaunaka Ṛṣi speed--to that Supreme Lord, Sri Damodara, I
Author: Vyasadeva offer my humble obeisances.
Book Name: Padma Purana 2) (Seeing the whipping stick in His mother's
(1) hand) He is crying and rubbing His eyes again and
namāmīśvaraṁ sac-cid-ānanda-rūpaṁ again with His two lotus hands. His eyes are filled
lasat-kuṇḍalaṁ gokule bhrājamanam with fear, and the necklace of pearls around His
yaśodā-bhiyolūkhalād dhāvamānaṁ neck, which is marked with three lines like a
parāmṛṣṭam atyantato drutya gopyā conch shell, is shaking because of His quick
(2) breathing due to crying. To this Supreme Lord, Sri
rudantaṁ muhur netra-yugmaṁ mṛjantam Damodara, whose belly is bound not with ropes
karāmbhoja-yugmena sātańka-netram but with His mother's pure love, I offer my
muhuḥ śvāsa-kampa-trirekhāńka-kaṇṭha- humble obeisances.
sthita-graivaṁ dāmodaraṁ bhakti-baddham 3) By such childhood pastimes as this He is
(3) drowning the inhabitants of Gokula in pools of
itīdṛk sva-līlābhir ānanda-kuṇḍe ecstasy, and is revealing to those devotees who
sva-ghoṣaṁ nimajjantam ākhyāpayantam are absorbed in knowledge of His supreme
tadīyeṣita-jñeṣu bhaktair jitatvaṁ majesty and opulence that He is only conquered
punaḥ prematas taṁ śatāvṛtti vande by devotees whose pure love is imbued with
intimacy and is free from all conceptions of awe
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and reverence. With great love I again offer my (1)
obeisances to Lord Damodara hundreds and gopya ūcuḥ
hundreds of times. jayati te 'dhikaṁ janmanā vrajaḥ
4) O Lord, although You are able to give all kinds śrayata indirā śaśvad atra hi
of benedictions, I do not pray to You for the boon dayita dṛśyatāṁ dikṣu tāvakās
of impersonal liberation, nor the highest liberation tvayi dhṛtāsavas tvāṁ vicinvate
of eternal life in Vaikuntha, nor any other boon (2)
(which may be obtained by executing the nine śarad-udāśaye sādhu-jāta-sat-
processes of bhakti). O Lord, I simply wish that sarasijodara-śrī-muṣā dṛśā
this form of Yours as Bala Gopala in Vrndavana surata-nātha te 'śulka-dāsikā
may ever be manifest in my heart, for what is the vara-da nighnato neha kiṁ vadhaḥ
use to me of any other boon besides this? (3)
5) O Lord, Your lotus face, which is encircled by viṣa-jalāpyayād vyāla-rākṣasād
locks of soft black hair tinged with red, is kissed varṣa-mārutād vaidyutānalāt
again and again by mother Yasoda, and Your lips vṛṣa-mayātmajād viśvato bhayād
are reddish like the bimba fruit. May this beautiful ṛṣabha te vayaṁ rakṣitā muhuḥ
vision of Your lotus face be ever manifest in my (4)
heart. Thousands and thousands of other na khalu gopīkā-nandano bhavān
benedictions are of no use to me. akhila-dehinām antarātma-dṛk
6) O Supreme Godhead, I offer my obeisances vikhanasārthito viśva-guptaye
unto You. O Damodara! O Ananta! O Vishnu! O sakha udeyivān sātvatāṁ kule
master! O my Lord, be pleased upon me. By (5)
showering Your glance of mercy upon me, deliver viracitābhayaṁ vṛṣṇi-dhūrya te
this poor ignorant fool who is immersed in an caraṇam īyuṣāṁ saṁsṛter bhayāt
ocean of worldly sorrows, and become visible to kara-saroruhaṁ kānta kāma-daṁ
my eyes. śirasi dhehi naḥ śrī-kara-graham
7) O Lord Damodara, just as the two sons of (6)
Kuvera--Manigriva and Nalakuvara--were delivered vraja-janārti-han vīra yoṣitāṁ
from the curse of Narada and made into great nija-jana-smaya-dhvaṁsana-smita
devotees by You in Your form as a baby tied with bhaja sakhe bhavat-kińkarīḥ sma no
rope to a wooden grinding mortar, in the same jalaruhānanaṁ cāru darśaya
way, please give to me Your own prema-bhakti. I (7)
only long for this and have no desire for any kind praṇata-dehināṁ pāpa-karṣaṇaṁ
of liberation. tṛṇa-carānugaṁ śrī-niketanam
8) O Lord Damodara, I first of all offer my phaṇi-phaṇārpitaṁ te padāmbujaṁ
obeisances to the brilliantly effulgent rope which kṛṇu kuceṣu naḥ kṛndhi hṛc-chayam
binds Your belly. I then offer my obeisances to (8)
Your belly, which is the abode of the entire madhurayā girā valgu-vākyayā
universe. I humbly bow down to Your most budha-manojñayā puṣkarekṣaṇa
beloved Srimati Radharani, and I offer all vidhi-karīr imā vīra muhyatīr
obeisances to You, the Supreme Lord, who adhara-sīdhunāpyāyayasva naḥ
displays unlimited pastimes. (9)
tava kathāmṛtaṁ tapta-jīvanaṁ
Song Name: Jayati Te 'Dhikaṁ Janmanā kavibhir īḍitaṁ kalmaṣāpaham
Vrajaḥ śravaṇa-mańgalaṁ śrīmad ātataṁ
Official Name: Gopi Gitam (The Gopīs’ Songs bhuvi gṛṇanti ye bhūri-dā janāḥ
of Separation) (10)
Spoken by: Satyavrata Muni in a prahasitaṁ priya-prema-vīkṣaṇaṁ
conversation with Nārada Muni viharaṇaṁ ca te dhyāna-mańgalam
Author: Vyasadeva rahasi saṁvido yā hṛdi spṛśaḥ
Book Name: Bhagavata Purana (Section: kuhaka no manaḥ kṣobhayanti hi
Canto 10 Chapter 31 Verses 1 to 19) (11)
calasi yad vrajāc cārayan paśūn
nalina-sundaraṁ nātha te padam
śila-tṛṇāńkuraiḥ sīdatīti naḥ
kalilatāṁ manaḥ kānta gacchati
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(12) from poisoned water, from the terrible man-eater
dina-parikṣaye nīla-kuntalair Agha, from the great rains, from the wind demon,
vanaruhānanaṁ bibhrad āvṛtam from the fiery thunderbolt of Indra, from the bull
ghana-rajasvalaṁ darśayan muhur demon and from the son of Maya Dānava.
manasi naḥ smaraṁ vīra yacchasi 4) You are not actually the son of the gopī
(13) Yaśodā, O friend, but rather the indwelling
praṇata-kāma-daṁ padmajārcitaṁ witness in the hearts of all embodied souls.
dharaṇi-maṇḍanaṁ dhyeyam āpadi Because Lord Brahmā prayed for You to come and
caraṇa-pańkajaṁ śantamaṁ ca te protect the universe, You have now appeared in
ramaṇa naḥ staneṣv arpayādhi-han the Sātvata dynasty.
(14) 5) O best of the Vṛṣṇis, Your lotuslike hand, which
surata-vardhanaṁ śoka-nāśanaṁ holds the hand of the goddess of fortune, grants
svarita-veṇunā suṣṭhu cumbitam fearlessness to those who approach Your feet out
itara-rāga-vismāraṇaṁ nṛṇāṁ of fear of material existence. O lover, please place
vitara vīra nas te 'dharāmṛtam that wish-fulfilling lotus hand on our heads.
(15) 6) O You who destroy the suffering of Vraja's
aṭati yad bhavān ahni kānanaṁ people, O hero of all women, Your smile shatters
truṭi yugāyate tvām apaśyatām the false pride of Your devotees. Please, dear
kuṭila-kuntalaṁ śrī-mukhaṁ ca te friend, accept us as Your maidservants and show
jaḍa udīkṣatāṁ pakṣma-kṛd dṛśām us Your beautiful lotus face.
(16) 7) Your lotus feet destroy the past sins of all
pati-sutānvaya-bhrātṛ-bāndhavān embodied souls who surrender to them. Those
ativilańghya te 'nty acyutāgatāḥ feet follow after the cows in the pastures and are
gati-vidas tavodgīta-mohitāḥ the eternal abode of the goddess of fortune. Since
kitava yoṣitaḥ kas tyajen niśi You once put those feet on the hoods of the great
(17) serpent Kāliya, please place them upon our
rahasi saṁvidaṁ hṛc-chayodayaṁ breasts and tear away the lust in our hearts.
prahasitānanaṁ prema-vīkṣaṇam 8) O lotus-eyed one, Your sweet voice and
bṛhad-uraḥ śriyo vīkṣya dhāma te charming words, which attract the minds of the
muhur ati-spṛhā muhyate manaḥ intelligent, are bewildering us more and more. Our
(18) dear hero, please revive Your maidservants with
vraja-vanaukasāṁ vyaktir ańga te the nectar of Your lips.
vṛjina-hantry alaṁ viśva-mańgalam 9) The nectar of Your words and the descriptions
tyaja manāk ca nas tvat-spṛhātmanāṁ of Your activities are the life and soul of those
sva-jana-hṛd-rujāṁ yan niṣūdanam suffering in this material world. These narrations,
(19) transmitted by learned sages, eradicate one's
yat te sujāta-caraṇāmburuhaṁ staneṣu sinful reactions and bestow good fortune upon
bhītāḥ śanaiḥ priya dadhīmahi karkaśeṣu whoever hears them. These narrations are
tenāṭavīm aṭasi tad vyathate na kiṁ svit broadcast all over the world and are filled with
kūrpādibhir bhramati dhīr bhavad-āyuṣāṁ naḥ spiritual power. Certainly those who spread the
TRANSLATION message of Godhead are most munificent.
1) The gopīs said: O beloved, Your birth in the 10) Your smiles, Your sweet, loving glances, the
land of Vraja has made it exceedingly glorious, intimate pastimes and confidential talks we
and thus Indirā, the goddess of fortune, always enjoyed with You — all these are auspicious to
resides here. It is only for Your sake that we, Your meditate upon, and they touch our hearts. But at
devoted servants, maintain our lives. We have the same time, O deceiver, they very much
been searching everywhere for You, so please agitate our minds.
show Yourself to us. 11) Dear master, dear lover, when You leave the
2) O Lord of love, in beauty Your glance excels cowherd village to herd the cows, our minds are
the whorl of the finest, most perfectly formed disturbed with the thought that Your feet, more
lotus within the autumn pond. O bestower of beautiful than a lotus, will be pricked by the
benedictions, You are killing the maidservants who spiked husks of grain and the rough grass and
have given themselves to You freely, without any plants.
price. Isn't this murder? 12) At the end of the day You repeatedly show us
3) O greatest of personalities, You have Your lotus face, covered with dark blue locks of
repeatedly saved us from all kinds of danger —
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hair and thickly powdered with dust. Thus, O (1)
hero, You arouse lusty desires in our minds. gāńgeya-cāmpeya-taḍid-vinindi-
13) Your lotus feet, which are worshiped by Lord rociḥ-pravāha-snapitātma-vṛnde!
Brahmā, fulfill the desires of all who bow down to bandhūka-bandhu-dyuti-divya-vāso
them. They are the ornament of the earth, they vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam
give the highest satisfaction, and in times of (2)
danger they are the appropriate object of bimbādharoditvara-manda-hāsya-
meditation. O lover, O destroyer of anxiety, please nāsāgra-muktā-dyuti-dīpitāsye
put those lotus feet upon our breasts. vicitra-ratnābharaṇa-śriyāḍhye!
14) O hero, kindly distribute to us the nectar of vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam
Your lips, which enhances conjugal pleasure and (3)
vanquishes grief. That nectar is thoroughly samasta-vaikuṇṭha-śiromaṇau śrī-
relished by Your vibrating flute and makes people kṛṣṇasya vṛndāvana-dhanya-dhāmni
forget any other attachment. dattādhikāre vṛṣabhānu-putryā
15) When You go off to the forest during the day, vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam
a tiny fraction of a second becomes like a (4)
millennium for us because we cannot see You. tvad-ājñayā pallava-puṣpa-bhṛńga-
And even when we can eagerly look upon Your mṛgādibhir mādhava-keli-kuñjāḥ
beautiful face, so lovely with its adornment of madhvādibhir bhānti vibhūṣyamāṇā
curly locks, our pleasure is hindered by our vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam
eyelids, which were fashioned by the foolish (5)
creator. tvadīya-dūtyena nikuñja-yunor
16) Dear Acyuta, You know very well why we atyutkayoḥ keli-vilāsa-siddhiḥ
have come here. Who but a cheater like You tvat-saubhagaṁ kena nirucyatāṁ tad
would abandon young women who come to see vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam
Him in the middle of the night, enchanted by the (6)
loud song of His flute? Just to see You, we have rāsābhilāṣo vasatiś ca vṛndā-vane
completely rejected our husbands, children, tvad-īśāńghri-saroja-sevā
ancestors, brothers and other relatives. labhyā ca puṁsāṁ kṛpayā tavaiva
17) Our minds are repeatedly bewildered as we vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam
think of the intimate conversations we had with (7)
You in secret, feel the rise of lust in our hearts tvaṁ kīrtyase sātvata-tantra-vidbhir
and remember Your smiling face, Your loving līlābhidhānā kila kṛṣṇa-śaktiḥ
glances and Your broad chest, the resting place of tavaiva mūrtis tulasī nṛ-loke
the goddess of fortune. Thus we experience the vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam
most severe hankering for You. (8)
18) O beloved, Your all-auspicious appearance bhaktyā vihīnā aparādha-lakṣaiḥ
vanquishes the distress of those living in Vraja's kṣiptāś ca kāmādi-tarańga-madhye
forests. Our minds long for Your association. kṛpāmayi! tvāṁ śaraṇaṁ prapannā
Please give to us just a bit of that medicine, which vṛnde! namas te caraṇāravindam
counteracts the disease in Your devotees' hearts. (9)
19) O dearly beloved! Your lotus feet are so soft vṛndāṣṭakaṁ yaḥ śṛṇuyāt paṭhed vā
that we place them gently on our breasts, fearing vṛndāvanādhīśa-padābja-bhṛńgaḥ
that Your feet will be hurt. Our life rests only in sa prāpya vṛndāvana-nitya-vāsaṁ
You. Our minds, therefore, are filled with anxiety tat-prema-sevāṁ labhate kṛtārthaḥ
that Your tender feet might be wounded by TRANSLATION
pebbles as You roam about on the forest path. 1) You are bathed by streams of splendour that
rebuke gold, lightning, and the campaka flower.
Songs by Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura Your splendid garments are friend to the
bandhuka flower. O Vrnda, I bow to your lotus
Song Name: Gangeya Campeya feet.
Official Name: Sri Sri Vrndadevi-astakam 2) Your face is splendid with a pearl decorating
Author: Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura the tip of Your nose and a wonderful gentle smile
Book Name: Stavamrta Lahari on your bimba-fruit lips. You are decorated with
wonderful jewel ornaments. O Vrnda, I bow to
your lotus feet.
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3) Vrsabhanu's daughter, Radha, made you (5)
guardian of Krsna's opulent and auspicious abode bhāṇḍīra-govardhana-rāsa-pīṭhais
of Vrndavana, the crest jewel of all Vaikuntha trī-sīmake yojana-pañcakena
planets. O Vrnda, I bow to your lotus feet. mite vibhutvād amite pi cāsmin
4) By Your order the groves where Madhava mamāstu vṛndāvana eva vāsaḥ
enjoys pastimes are splendidly decorated with (6)
blossoming flowers, bumble-bees, deer, honey yatrādhipatyaṁ vṛṣabhānu-putryā
and other things. O Vrnda, I bow to your lotus yenodayet prema-sukhaṁ janānām
feet. yasmin mamāśā balavat yato smin
5) Because you became their messenger the mamāstu vṛndāvana eva vāsaḥ
eager and youthful divine couple enjoyed the (7)
perfection of transcendental pastimes in the yasmin mahā-rāsa-vilāsa-līlā
forest. O Vrnda, I bow to your lotus feet. na prāpa yāṁ śrīrapi sā tapobhiḥ
6) By your mercy the people attain residence in tatrollasan-mañju-nikuñja-puñje
Vrndavana, the desire to serve your masters' lotus mamāstu vṛndāvana eva vāsaḥ
feet, and the desire to assist in the rasa dance. O (8)
Vrnda, I bow to your lotus feet. sadā ruru-nyańku-mukhā viśańkaṁ
7) They who are learned in the Satvata-tantra khelanti kūjanti pikāli kīrāḥ
glorify you. You are Krishna's pastime-potency. śikhaṇḍino yatra naṭanti tasmin
The tulasi plant is your form in the world of men. mamāstu vṛndāvana eva vāsaḥ
O Vrinda, I bow to your lotus feet. (9)
8) O merciful one, they who have no devotion and vṛndāvanasyāṣṭakam etad uccaiḥ
they whom millions of offenses have thrown into paṭhanti ye niścala-buddhayas te
the waves of lust and other vices take shelter of vṛndāvaneśāńghri-saroja-sevāṁ
you. O Vrinda, I bow to your lotus feet. sākṣallabhante januṣo 'nta eva
9) A person who is like a bumble bee at the lotus TRANSLATION
feet of Vrndavana's king and queen, and who 1) Let me not have mystic powers, impersonal
reads or hears this Vrndastaka, will eternally liberation, the Lord's association in Vaikuntha, or
reside in Vrndavana and attain loving service to even pure love for Him, if instead of them I may
the divine couple. reside in Vrndavana.
2) When Brahma and Uddhava, the crest jewels of
Song Name: Na Yoga Siddhir Na Mamastu devotees, saw the intense sweetness here, they
Official Name: Sri Sri Vrndavanastakam begged to take birth here even as a blade of
Author: Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura grass. For this reason I pray to reside in
Book Name: Stavamrta Lahari Vrndavana.
(1) 3) Here the gopis glorified the earth, saying: "O
na yoga-siddhir na mamāstu mokṣo Earth, what austerities have you done, so that
vaikuṇṭha-loke pi na pārṣadatvam your surface is now marked with Krishna's
premāpi na syād iti cet tarāṁ tu footprints?" May I reside in Vrndavana.
mamāstu vṛndāvana eva vāsaḥ 4) May I reside in Vrndavana where, because the
(2) Vedas say raso vai sah (The Supreme Personality
tārāaṁ janur yatra vidhir yayāce of Godhead is sweetness), transcendental
sad-bhakta-cūḍāmaṇir uddhavo’ pi sweetness attained its highest perfection in the
vīkṣyvaiva mādhurya-dhūrāṁ tad asmin gopis' passionate love.
mamāstu vṛndāvana eva vāsaḥ 5) Although only five yojanas in circumference,
(3) bounded by Bhandiravana, Govardhana Hill and
kiṁ te kṛtaṁ hanta tapaḥ kṣitīti the rasa-dance arena, it is unlimited in
gopyo pi bhūme stuvate ras kīrtim transcendental opulence. May I reside in
yenaiva kṛṣṇāńghri-padāńkite smin Vrndavana.
mamāstu vṛndāvana eva vāsaḥ 6) Because Vrsabhanu's daughter is the queen,
(4) and because here the happiness of pure love of
gopāńganā-lampaṭa-taiva yatra God rises, I yearn to live here. I pray: May I
yasyāṁ rasaḥ pūrṇatamatvam āpa reside in Vrndavana.
yato raso vai sa iti śrutis tan 7) Even by performing many austerities goddess
mamāstu vṛndāvana eva vāsaḥ Lakshmi could not enter the great rasa-dance

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pastime here. May I reside in the splendidly (4)
beautiful groves of Vrndavana. śrī-rādhār bhāve ebe gorā avatār
8) May I reside in Vrndavana, where the ruru and hare kṛṣṇa nām gaura korilā pracār
nyanku deer fearlessly play, the cuckoos, (5)
bumblebees, and parrots sing, and the peacocks vāsudeva ghoṣa bole kori joḍa hāt
dance. jei gaura sei kṛṣṇa sei jagannāth
9) They who with great concentration read aloud TRANSLATION
this Vrndavanastaka, at the end of this life attain 1) All glories, all glories to the dear son of
direct service to the lotus feet of Vrndavana's Jagannatha Misra and Saci Devi! All the three
master. worlds offer prayers unto His lotus feet.
2) In Nilacala He holds the conchshell, disc, club,
Songs by Vasudeva Ghosh and lotus flower, while in the town of Nadiya He
holds a sannyasi staff and waterpot.
Song Name: Gauranga Tumi More Doya Na 3) It is said that in olden times, as Lord
Chadiho Ramacandra, He killed the demon Ravana. Then
Author: Vasudeva Ghosh later, as Lord Krsna, He revealed the splendrously
(1) opulent pastimes of Goloka.
gaurāṅga tumi more doyā nā chāḍiho 4) It is He who has come. He has come! Oh, from
āpana koriyā rāṅgā caraṇe rākhiho Vraja He has come to Nadiya. Accepting the mood
(2) and luster of Sri Radha, He has come from Vraja
tomār caraṇa lāgi sab teyāgilu to Nadiya. He has come! Now Lord Govinda, the
śītala caraṇa pāyā śaraṇa loilu cowherd boy, has come as Lord Gauranga. He has
(3) come distributing the Hare Krsna Mahamantra!
e kule o kule muñi dilu tilāñjali 5) Vasudeva Ghosh says with folded hands, “He
rākhiho caraṇe more āpanār boli who is Gaura is He who is Krishna is He who is
(4) Jagannatha.”
vāsudeva ghoṣe bole caraṇe dhoriyā
kṛpā kori rākho more pada-chāyā diyā Song Name: Yadi Gaura Na Hoito
TRANSLATION Author: Vasudeva Ghosh
1) Oh Lord Gauranga! Please do not neglect to (1)
show me Your mercy! Making me Your very own yadi gaura nā hoito, tabe ki hoito,
property, kindly keep me situated at the reddish kemone dharitām de
soles of Your feet. rādhār mahimā, prema-rasa-sīmā,
2) With the intention of attaining Your feet, I have jagate jānāto ke
utterly renounced everything. Now I have taken (2)
full shelter of Your soothing lotus feet. madhura vṛndā, vipina-mādhurī,
3) Whether I am related to this family lineage or praveśa cāturī sār
that family lineage – I have completely abandoned baraja-yuvati, bhāver bhakati,
them all. I beg You to mercifully keep me by Your śakati hoito kār
feet, calling me Your own. (3)
4) Vasudeva Ghosh says, “Since I have tightly gāo gāo punaḥ, gaurāṅger guṇa,
grasped hold of Your feet, please keep me here sarala koriyā mana
by always bestowing their soothing shade.” e bhava-sāgare, emona doyāl,
nā dekhiye eka-jana
Song Name: Jaya Jaya Jagannatha Sacira (4)
Author: Vasudeva Ghosh (āmi) gaurāṅga boliyā, nā genu galiyā,
(1) kemone dhorinu de
jaya jaya jagannātha śacīra nandan vāsur hiyā, pāṣāṇa diyā,
tribhuvane kore jār caraṇa vandan kemone gaḍiyāche
(2) TRANSLATION
nīlācale śaṅkha-cakra-gadā-padma-dhar 1) If Lord Gaura had not appeared as the yuga-
nadīyā nagare daṇḍa-kamaṇḍalu-kar avatara in this age of Kali, then what would have
(3) become of us? How could we have tolerated
keho bole pūrabe rāvaṇa badhilā living? Who in this universe would have ever
goloker vaibhava līlā prakāśa korilā learned about the topmost limits of loving mellows
that comprise the glory of Sri Radha?
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2) Who would have had the power to render (7)
ecstatic devotional service that follows in the phulla-pakṣa-mallikākṣa-haṁsa-lakṣa-kūjitā
footsteps of the damsels of Vraja? Indeed, the bhakti-viddha-deva-siddha-kinnarāli-pūjitā
clever expertise of the Vraja-gopis is a tīra-gandhavāha-gandha-janma-bandha-randhinī
prerequisite for entering the supremely sweet māṁ punātu sarvadāravinda-bandhu-nandinī
forest of Vrinda Devi. (8)
3) Oh, please sing again and again of the glorious cid-vilāsa-vāri-pūra-bhūr-bhuvaḥ-svar-āpinī
qualities of Lord Gauranga! Just try to keep your kīrtitāpi durmadoru-pāpa-marma-tāpinī
heart simple. Not even one person within this ballavendra-nandanāńgarāga-bhańga-gandhinī
ocean of nescience has ever seen such a māṁ punātu sarvadāravinda-bandhu-nandinī
magnanimous personality as He. (9)
4) Even though I chant the holy name of Lord tuṣṭa-buddhir aṣṭakena nirmalormi-ceṣṭitāṁ
Gauranga, somehow I still have not melted in tvām anena bhānu-putri! sarva-deva-veṣṭitām
ecstasy—how then have I maintained the burden yaḥ stavīti vardhayasva sarva-pāpa-mocane
of this body? How has the Creator fashioned this bhakti-pūram asya devi! puṇḍarīka-locane
body with a stone in place of Vasudeva Ghosh’s TRANSLATION
heart? 1) May Sri Yamuna, who is the daughter of
Suryadeva, who saves one from having to enter
Songs by Rupa Goswami the city of her brother Yamaraja, the sight of
whom enables the most sinful persons to cross
Song Name: Bhratur Antakasya Pattane the ocean of sin, and the sweetness of whose
Official Name: Sri Sri Yamunastakam water charms the hearts of everyone, always
Author: Rupa Goswami purify me.
Book Name: Stavamala 2) May Sri Yamuna, who is the daughter of
(1) Suryadeva, who decorates the great Khandava
bhrātur antakasya pattane ’bhipatti-hāriṇī forest with a stream of pleasant waters, who is
prekṣayāti-pāpino ’pi pāpa-sindhu-tāriṇī filled with lotus flowers and dancing birds, and
nīra-mādhurībhir apy aśeṣa-citta-bandhinī who blinds the terrible sins of they who desire to
māṁ punātu sarvadāravinda-bandhu-nandinī bathe in her, always purify me.
(2) 3) May Sri Yamuna, who is the daughter of
hāri-vāri-dhārayābhimaṇḍitoru-khāṇḍavā Suryadeva, a drop of whose water destroys the
puṇḍarīka-maṇḍalodyad-aṇḍajāli-tāṇḍavā sinful reactions of the people, who creates a great
snāna-kāma-pāmarogra-pāpa-sampad-andhinī flood of confidential pure devotional service to
māṁ punātu sarvadāravinda-bandhu-nandinī Lord Nandananadana, and who brings
(3) auspiciousness to they who desire to live on her
śīkarābhimṛṣṭa-jantu-durvipāka-mardinī shore, always purify me.
nanda-nandanāntarańga-bhakti-pūra-vardhinī 4) May Sri Yamuna, who is the daughter of
tīra-sańgamābhilāṣi-mańgalānubandhinī Suryadeva, who divides the seven oceans and
māṁ punātu sarvadāravinda-bandhu-nandinī seven continents, who witnessed many of Lord
(4) Mukunda's transcendental pastimes, and whose
dvīpa-cakravāla-juṣṭa-sapta-sindhu-bhedinī splendor rebukes a host of sapphires, always
śrī-mukunda-nirmitoru-divya-keli-vedinī purify me.
kānti-kandalībhir indranīla-vṛnda-nindinī 5) May Sri Yamuna, who is the daughter of
māṁ punātu sarvadāravinda-bandhu-nandinī Suryadeva, who is decorated by the beautiful
(5) district of Mathura, who expertly protects they
māthureṇa maṇḍalena cāruṇābhimaṇḍitā who follow the path of loving devotional service,
prema-naddha-vaiṣṇavādhva-vardhanāya paṇḍitā and who with the playful motions of the waves
ūrmi-dor-vilāsa-padmanābha-pāda-vandinī that are her arms offers respectful obeisances to
māṁ punātu sarvadāravinda-bandhu-nandinī Lord Padmanabha's feet, always purify me.
(6) 6) May Sri Yamuna, who is the daughter of
ramya-tīra-rambhamāṇa-go-kadamba-bhūṣitā Suryadeva, whose charming shores are decorated
divya-gandha-bhāk-kadamba-puṣpa-rāji-rūṣitā with many loving cows, who is filled with many
nanda-sūnu-bhakta-sańgha-sańgamābhinandinī splendid and fragrant kadamba flowers, and who
māṁ punātu sarvadāravinda-bandhu-nandinī is delighted to have the company of Lord Krsna's
devotees, always purify me.

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7) May Sri Yamuna, who is the daughter of 3) He Sanatana! Because Your lotus feet are filled
Suryadeva, who is filled with the warblings of with such wonderful rasa, let the bee of my mind
thousands of joyful mallikaksa swans, who is always reside unwaveringly in that nectar which
worshiped by the Vaisnavas, devas, siddhas, and puts everything else to shame, for they are the
kinnaras, and the slightest scent of the fragrant essence of all sweetness. This is my only prayer.
breeze moving on whose shores stops the cycle of
repeated birth and death, always purify me. Song Name: Radhe Jaya Jaya Madhava
8) May Sri Yamuna, who is the daughter of Dayite
Suryadeva, who is the famous, splendid, spiritual Official Name: Sri Radhika Stava
river flowing through the Bhuh, Bhuvah, and Svah Author: Rupa Goswami
planets, who burns away the greatest sins, and Book Name: Stavamala (Section: Volume 6
who is fragrant with scented ointments from Lord Song 14)
Krsna's transcendental body, always purify me. (refrain) rādhe jaya jaya mādhava-dayite
9) O lotus-eyed one, O daughter of Suryadeva, O gokula-taruṇī-maṇḍala-mahite
rescuer from all sins, please flood with pure (1)
devotional service that person who, reciting these dāmodara-rati-vardhana-veśe
eight prayers with a cheerful heart, glorifies you, hari-niṣkuṭa-vṛndā-vipineśe
whose waves are pure and splendid, and who is (2)
accompanied by all the demigods. vṛṣabhānūdadhi-nava-śaśi-lekhe
lalitā-sakhi guṇa-ramita-viśākhe
Song Name: Krsna Deva Bhavantam Vande (3)
Author: Rupa Goswami karuṇāṁ kuru mayi karuṇā-bharite
Book Name: Stavamala (Section: Volume 6 sanaka-sanātana-varṇita-carite
Song 24) TRANSLATION
(refrain) kṛṣṇa deva bhavantaṁ vande (Refrain) O Radha! O beloved of Madhava! O You
man-mānasa-madhukaram arpaya nija- who are worshiped by all the young girls of
padapaṅkaja-makarande Gokula! All glories unto You! All glories unto You!
(1) (1-3) You who dress Yourself in such a way as to
yad api samādhiṣu vidhir api paśyati increase Lord Damodara's love and attachment for
na tava nakhāgra-marīcim You! O queen of Vrndavana, which is the pleasure
idam icchāmi niśamya tavācyuta grove of Lord Hari! O new moon that has arisen
tad api kṛpādbhuta-vīcim from the ocean of King Vrsabhanu! O friend of
(2) Lalita! O You who make Visakha loyal to You due
bhaktir udañcati yady api mādhava to Your wonderful qualities of friendliness,
na tvayi mama tila-mātrī kindness, and faithfulness to Krsna! O You who
parameśvaratā tad api tavādhika are filled with compassion! O You whose divine
durghaṭa-ghaṭana-vidhātrī characteristics are described by the great sages
(3) Sanaka and Sanatana! O Radha, please be
ayam avilolatayādya sanātana merciful to me!
kalitādbhuta-rasa-bhāram
nivasatu nityam ihāmṛta nindati Song Name: Sakhe Kalaya Gauram Udaram
vindan madhurima-sāram Author: Rupa Goswami
TRANSLATION (1)
Refrain: O Lord Sri Krsna! I am offering a prayer sakhe kalaya gauram udāram
unto You. Please let the bee of my mind be (2)
offered the nectarian honey of Your lotus feet. nindita hāṭaka kānti kalevara
1) Although Brahma in full samadhi cannot catch a garvita māraka māram
glimpse of even a ray of the effulgence from the madhukara rañjita mālatī maṇḍita
tips of Your toe-nails still, O Acyutah! Having jita-ghana kuñcita keśam
heard of the waves of Your astonishing mercy, I (3)
long to receive Your grace. tilaka vinindita śaśadhara rupaka
2) O Madhava! Although I don't possess even a bhuvana manohara veśam
sesame seed of bhakti for You, still, by Your madhu madhurasmita lobhita tanubhṛta
inconceivable power which makes the impossible anupama bhāva vilāsam
possible, please fulfill the desires of my heart.

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nikhila nija jana mohita mānasa jaya dvija-patnī, jaya nāga-kanyā-gaṇa
vikathita gada gada bhāṣam bhaktite jāhārā pāilo govinda-caraṇa
paramā kiñcana kiṇcana naragaṇa (9)
karuṇā vitaraṇa śīlam śrī-rasa-maṇḍala jaya, jaya rādhā-śyāma
TRANSLATION jaya jaya rasa-līlā sarva-manorama
1) My friend! That most magnanimous Sri (10)
Gauranga Mahaprabhu has appeared as the rising jaya jayojjwala-rasa sarva-rasa-sāra
sun to dispel the darkness of this age Kali. parakīyā-bhāve jāhā brajete pracāra
2) His brilliant golden complexion shames the (11)
bright luster of gold, and His beauty defeats the śrī-jāhnavā-pāda-padma koriyā smaraṇa
pride of Cupid. His curly black hair is decorated dīna kṛṣṇa-dāsa kohe nāma-saṅkīrtana
with a garland made of malati flowers, and TRANSLATION
bumble bees fly around them. 1) All glories to Radha and Krsna and the divine
3) His beautiful moonlike face is decorated with forest of Vrndavana. All glories to the three
tilaka, and His dressing enchants the whole world. presiding Deities of Vrndavana--Sri Govinda,
His sweet smile delivers all embodied souls from Gopinatha, and Madana-mohana.
the mire of material existence, by generating in 2) All glories to Syama-kunda, Radha-kunda,
them greed for love of Godhead. He displays Govardhana Hill, and the Yamuna River (Kalindi).
unique ecstatic symptoms. All glories to the great forest known as Mahavana,
4) He enchants the minds of His dear ones, and where Krsna and Balarama displayed all of Their
He speaks with a faltering voice. In order to childhood pastimes.
bestow the greatest wealth upon the poverty 3) All glories to Kesi-ghata, where Krsna killed the
stricken souls of this world, He has accepted the Kesi demon. All glories to the Vamsi-vata tree,
life of renunciate, and thus distributed His mercy where Krsna attracted all the gopis to come by
to all. playing His flute. Glories to all of the twelve
forests of Vraja. At these places the son of Nanda,
Songs by Krsnadasa Kaviraja Goswami Sri Krsna, performed all of His pastimes.
4) All glories to Krsna's divine father and mother
Song Name: Jaya Radhe Jaya Krsna Jaya Nanda and Yasoda. All glories to the cowherd
Vrndavana boys, headed by Sridama, the older brother of
Official Name: Sri Vraja Dhama Mahimamrta Srimati Radharani and Ananga Manjari. All glories
(The Nectarean Glories of Vraja-dhäma) to the cows and calves of Vraja.
Author: Krsnadasa Kaviraj Goawami 5) All glories to Radha's divine father and mother,
(1) Vrsabhanu and the beautiful Kirtida. All glories to
jaya rādhe, jaya kṛṣṇa, jaya vṛndāvana Paurnamasi, the mother of Sandipani Muni,
śrī govinda, gopīnātha, madana-mohana grandmother of Madhumangala and Nandimukhi,
(2) and beloved disciple of Devarsi Narada. All glories
śyama-kunḍa, rādhā-kuṇḍa, giri-govardhana to the young cowherd maidens of Vraja.
kālindi jamunā jaya, jaya mahāvana 6) All glories, all glories to Gopisvara Siva, who
(3) resides in Vrndavana in order to protect the holy
keśī-ghāṭa, baṁśi-baṭa, dwādaśa-kānana dhama. All glories, all glories to Krsna's funny
jāhā saba līlā koilo śrī-nanda-nandana Brahmana friend, Madhumangala.
(4) 7) All glories to Rama-ghata, where Lord Balarama
śrī-nanda-jaśodā jaya, jaya gopa-gaṇa performed His rasa dance. All glories to Lord
śrīdāmādi jaya, jaya dhenu-vatsa-gaṇa Balarama, the son of Rohini. All glories, all glories
(5) to all of the residents of Vrndavana.
jaya vṛṣabhānu, jaya kīrtidā sundarīa 8) All glories to the wives of the proud Vedic
jaya paurṇamāsī, jaya ābhīra-nāgarīa brahmanas. All glories to the wives of the Kaliya
(6) serpent. Through pure devotion they all obtained
jaya jaya gopīśwara vṛndāvana-mājha the lotus feet of Lord Govinda.
jaya jaya kṛṣṇa-sakhā baṭu dwija-rāja 9) All glories to the place where the rasa dance of
(7) Sri Krsna was performed. All glories to Radha and
jaya rāma-ghāta, jaya rohiṇī-nandana Syama. All glories, all glories to the divine rasa
jaya jaya vṛndāvana-bāsī jata jana dance, which is the most beautiful of all Lord
Krsna's pastimes.
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10) All glories, all glories to the mellow of conjugal (2)
love, which is the most excellent of all rasas and is gaṇḍa-tāṇḍavāti-paṇḍitāṇḍajeśa-kuṇḍalaś
propagated in Vraja by Sri Krsna in the form of candra-padma-ṣaṇḍa-garva-khaṇḍanasya-
the divine parakiya-bhava [paramour love]. maṇḍalaḥ
11) Remembering the lotus feet of Lord ballavīṣu vardhitātma-gūḍha-bhāva-bandhanaḥ
Nityananda's consort Sri Jahnava Devi, this very svāńghri-dāsyado 'stu me sa ballavendra-
fallen and lowly servant of Krsna sings the nandanaḥ
sankirtana of the holy name. (3)
nitya-navya-rūpa-veṣa-harda-keli-ceṣtitaḥ
Song Name: Jaya Radha Giri Vara Dhari keli-narma-sārma-dāyi-mitra-vṛnda-veṣtitaḥ
Author: Krsna Dasa svīya-keli-kānanāṁśu-nirjitendra-nandanaḥ
(1) svāńghri-dāsyado 'stu me sa ballavendra-
jaya rādhā giri-vara dhāri nandanaḥ
śrī nanda-nandana vṛṣabhānu-dulāri (4)
(vṛṣabhānu dulāri rādhe vṛṣabhānu-dulāri) prema-hema-maṇḍitātma-bandhutābhinanditaḥ
(2) ksauṇi-lagna-bhāla-lokapāla-pāli-vanditaḥ
mora-mukuṭa mukha muralī jori nitya-kāla-sṛṣḍa-vipra-gauravāli-vandanaḥ
veṇī virāje mukhe hāsi thori svāńghri-dāsyado 'stu me sa ballavendra-
(3) nandanaḥ
unaki śohe gale vana-mālā (5)
inaki motima-māla ujālā līlayendra-kāliyoṣṇa-kaṁsa-vatsa-ghātakas
(4) tat-tad-ātma-keli-vṛṣti-puṣta-bhakta-cātakaḥ
pītāmbara jaga-jana-mana mohe vīrya-śīla-lilāyātma-ghosa-vāsi-nandanaḥ
nīla uḍhani bani unaki śohe svāńghri-dāsyado 'stu me sa ballavendra-
(5) nandanaḥ
aruṇa caraṇe maṇi-mañjira bāoye (6)
śrī-kṛṣṇa-dās tahiṅ mana bhāoye kuñja-rāsa-keli-sīdhu-rādhikādi-toṣaṇas
TRANSLATION tat-tad-ātma-keli-narma-tat-tad-āli-poṣaṇaḥ
1) All glories to Srimati Radharani and Giri Vara prema-śīla-keli-kīrti-viśva-citta-nandanaḥ
Dhari! He is the son of Nanda Maharaja. She is svāńghri-dāsyado 'stu me sa ballavendra-
the darling of Maharaja Vrisabhanu. nandanaḥ
2) He wears a peacock feather in His crown and a (7)
shining flute is placed on His lips. Her long braids rāsa-keli-darśitātma-śuddha-bhakti-sat-pathaḥ
appear brilliant and She has a gentle smile on Her svīya-citra-rūpa-veṣa-manmathalī-manmathaḥ
face. gopīkasu netra-koṇa-bhāva-vṛnda-gandhanaḥ
3) Wearing a garland of forest flowers, His neck is svāńghri-dāsyado 'stu me sa ballavendra-
splendorous. Wearing a shimmering pearl nandanaḥ
necklace, Her neck is splendorous. (8)
4) His yellow garments enchant the minds of puṣpa-cāyi-rādhikābhimarṣa-labdhi-tarṣitaḥ
everyone within the universe. Her blue garments prema-vāmya-rāmya-rādhikāsya-dṛṣti-harṣitaḥ
display a brilliant effulgence. rādhikorasīha lepa eṣa hari-candanaḥ
5) Jeweled ankle bells resound on Their reddish svāńghri-dāsyado 'stu me sa ballavendra-
lotus feet. The mind of Krsna Dasa is illuminated nandanaḥ
by Their splendorous presence. (9)
aṣḍakena yas tv anena rādhikā-suvallabhaṁ
Song Name: Ambudanjanendra Nila saṁstavīti darśane 'pi sindhujādi-durlabham
Official Name: Sri Sri Krsna Candrastakam taṁ yunakti tuṣta-citta eṣa ghoṣa-kānane
Author: Krsnadasa Kaviraja rādhikāńga-sańga-nanditātma-pāda-sevane
Book Name: Govinda Lilamrta (Section: Suka TRANSLATION
Sari Stava Lila) 1) His abundantly beautiful complexion belittles
(1) the splendor of combined rain clouds, black eye
ambudāñjanendranīla-nindi-kānti-ḍambaraḥ cosmetics, and sapphires. His garments appear
kuńkumodyad-arka-vidyud-aṁśu-divyad-ambaraḥ effulgent like a rising sun tinted like kunkum
śrīmad-ańga-carcitendu-pītanākta-candanaḥ powder enhanced by shining bolts of lightning. His
svāńghri-dāsyado 'stu me sa ballavendra- perfectly-formed limbs are anointed with
nandanaḥ sandalwood paste mixed with camphor and
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saffron. May Sri Krsna, the Son of the king of the corners of His eyes, He casts sidelong glances,
cowherd men, grant me the service of His own aimed at the gopis, that give hints of a host of
lotus feet. affectionate ecstatic moods. May Sri Krsna, the
2) He wears shark-shaped earrings that dance Son of the king of the cowherd men, grant me the
very expertly upon His cheeks. The beauty of the service of His own lotus feet.
orb of His face destroys the pride of the multitude 8) He becomes excited with desire by suddenly
of moons and lotus flowers. He causes the knot of touching Sri Radhika while She is busy picking
His own secret ecstatic love-moods to increasingly flowers. Then He becomes jubilant when He sees
tighten amongst the gopis. May Sri Krsna, the Son Her charming face decorated with the contrariness
of the king of the cowherd men, grant me the of pure love. Verily He is the sandlewood paste
service of His own lotus feet. that decorates Radhika’s breasts. May Sri Krsna,
3) He is eternally engaged in designing ever-fresh the Son of the king of the cowherd men, grant me
variations of His youthful form, mode of dress, the service of His own lotus feet.
and loving pastimes. He is surrounded by the 9) It is very difficult for Laksmi Devi and other
assembly of His cowherd boyfriends, who excel in exalted gods and goddesses to attain even a
giving Him delight by their playful joking words. glimpse of Sri Krsna, who is very dear to Sri
Even a single brilliant ray of splendor from His Radhika. But if someone glorifies Him by reciting
personal pleasure-forest defeats the heavenly these eight verses with full attention, then He who
Nandana gardens of Lord Indra. May Sri Krsna, is delighted by the intimate of association with
the Son of the king of the cowherd men, grant me Radhika’s limbs will become pleased with that
the service of His own lotus feet. person and engage them in the service of His own
4) He is delighted by the friendship of His lotus feet within the cowherd forests of Goloka
devotees, whose consciousness is decorated with Vrndavana.
golden ornaments of pure love for Him. He is
praised by great demigods who protect various Song Name: Krsna Krsna Krsna Krsna
planets in the universe and who offer obeisances Author: Krsnadasa Kaviraja
to Him by touching their foreheads to the ground. Book Name: Caitanya Caritamrta (Section:
He honors the brahmanas with great reverence at Madhya Lila: Chapter 7 Verse 96)
specific times of the day. May Sri Krsna, the Son kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa!
of the king of the cowherd men, grant me the he!
service of His own lotus feet. kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa!
5) He easily removed the pride of Indra as well as he!
the violent anger of Kaliya, and He killed the kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa!
demons like Kamsa and Vatasura. With the rainfall rakṣā mām!
of these variegated pastimes, He nourishes the kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa!
chataka birds who are His devotees. By pāhi mām!
performing His pastimes of heroic nature, He rāma! rāghava! rāma! rāghava! rāma! rāghava!
delights the residents of His own cowherd rakṣā mām!
community. May Sri Krsna, the Son of the king of kṛṣṇa! keśava! kṛṣṇa! keśava kṛṣṇa! keśava!
the cowherd men, grant me the service of His pāhi mām!
own lotus feet. TRANSLATION
6) He satisfies Sri Radhika and the other gopis O Lord Krsna, please protect me and maintain me.
with the nectar of the sportive rasa dance O Lord Rama, descendant of King Raghu, please
performed in the groves of Vrndavana. During the protect me. O Krsna, O Kesava, killer of the Kesi
various intrigues of those amorous pastimes, He demon, please maintain me.
devises many playful jokes to sustain the
assmebly of gopis. He thus delights the minds of Song Name: Kunkumakta Kancanabja
all people in the universe by the glory of His Official Name: Sri Sri Radhikastakam
loving pastimes. May Sri Krsna, the Son of the Author: Krsnadasa Kaviraja
king of the cowherd men, grant me the service of Book Name: Suka Sari Stava (Section:
His own lotus feet. Chapter 2 Verses 59-67)
7) By revealing His pastimes of festive rasa dance, (1)
He also shows the eternal path of His pure kuṅkumākta-kāñcanābja-garva-hāri-gaurabhā
devotional service. By His amazing beauty and pītanāñcitābja-gandha-kīrti-nindi-saurabhā
fascinating mode of dress, He churns the minds of ballaveśa-sūnu-sarva-vāñcitārtha-sādhikā
a vast multitude of cupids. Through the outer mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā

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(2) Her beloved Krsna. May Sri Radhika bestow upon
kauravinda-kānti-nindi-citra-paṭṭa-śāṭikā me the service of Her own lotus feet.
kṛṣṇa-matta-bhṛṅga-keli-phulla-puṣpa-vāṭikā 3) Her charming youthful delicacy negates the
kṛṣṇa-nitya-saṅgamārtha-padma-bandhu-rādhikā fame of the freshly-sprouted leaves. Her
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā refreshing form is worthy of being served by the
(3) cooling moon, sandalwood paste, lotus flowers,
saukumārya-sṛṣṭa-pallavāli-kīrti-nigrahā and camphor. When She touches the master of
candra-candanotpalendu-sevya-śīta-vigrahā the gopis, She dispels the burning heat of His
svābhimarśa-ballavīśa-kāma-tāpa-bādhikā lusty desires. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā the service of Her own lotus feet.
(4) 4) Although the goddess of fortune, Laksmi Devi,
viśva-vandya-yauvatābhivanditāpi yā ramā is adored by other youthful goddesses, who are
rūpa-navya-yauvanādi-saṁpadā na yat-samā themselves, glorified throughout the universe, still
śīla-hārda-līlayā ca sā yato ‘sti nādhikā she is nowhere near Sri Radhika in the matter of
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā beauty, praiseworthy youthfulness, or other divine
(5) feminine opulences. There is no one in the
rāsa-lāsya-gīta-narma-sat-kalāli-paṇḍitā material or the spiritual worlds superior to Radhika
prema-ramya-rūpa-veśa-sad-guṇāli-maṇḍitā in the expression of naturally loving pastimes. May
viśva-navya-gopa-yoṣid-ālito ‘pi yādhikā Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā own lotus feet.
(6) 5) She is very learned in many transcendental
nitya-navya-rūpa-keli-kṛṣṇa-bhāva-sampadā arts, such as performing in the rasa dance,
kṛṣṇa-rāga-bandha-gopa-yauvateṣu kampadā singing, and joking. She is decorated with many
kṛṣṇa-rūpa-veśa-keli-lagna-sat-samādhikā divine qualities, such as loving nature, exquisite
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā beauty, and wonderful garments and ornaments.
(7) Even among the cowherd damsels of Vraja, who
sveda-kampa-kaṇṭakāśru-gadgadādi-sañcitā are praised by the entire universe, She is the best
marṣa-harṣa-vāmatādi-bhāva-bhuṣaṇāñcitā in every way. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me
kṛṣṇa-netra-toṣi-ratna-maṇḍanāli-dādhikā the service of Her own lotus feet.
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā 6) She possesses the opulences of eternal
(8) youthful beauty, eternal pastimes, and eternal
yā kṣaṇārdha-kṛṣṇa-viprayoga-santatoditāneka- love for Krsna. Her ecstatic feelings of love for
dainya-cāpalādi-bhāva-vṛnda-toditā Krsna cause the gopis, who are also in love with
yatna-labdha-kṛṣṇa-saṅga-nirgatākhilādhikā Krsna, to tremble. She is always attached to
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā meditating on Sri Krsna’s beautiful form,
(9) ornaments, garments, and pastimes. May Sri
aṣṭakena yas tv anena nauti kṛṣṇa-vallabhāṁ Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own
darśane ‘pi śailajādi-yoṣidāli-durlabhām lotus feet.
kṛṣṇa-saṅga-nanditātma-dāsya-sīdhu-bhājanaṁ 7) She is graced with eight ecstatic symptoms
taṁ karoti nanditāli-sañcayāśu sā janam (sattvika-bhava), such as trembling, perspiring,
TRANSLATION standing up on bodily hairs, tears, faltering of the
1) Her splendorous golden complexion steals the voice, and so forth. She is adorned with different
pride of a golden lotus flower anointed with a ecstatic emotional ornaments, such as impatience,
tinge of red kunkum. Her sweet fragrance mocks joy, contrariness, and so forth. She is decorated
the fame of the aroma of a lotus flower sprinkled with beautiful jewels that give total delight to the
with saffron powder. She is fully qualified to fulfill eyes of Krsna. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me
all the desires of the son of the king of the the service of Her own lotus feet.
cowherd men. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me 8) If She is apart from Krsna, for even half a
the service of Her own lotus feet. moment, She becomes stricken with wretched
2) Her amazing and colorful silken garments make suffering, restlessness, and a multitude of other
the splendor of red coral feel ashamed. She is a ecstatic symptoms of separation. When She
garden of blossoming flowers where the regains the association of Krsna after some effort,
maddened bumble-bee named Krsna performs then all of Her anguish immediately vanishes. May
amorous pastimes. She worships the Sun-god Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her
daily in order to attain the continual association of own lotus feet.

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9) It is very difficult for Parvati and other exalted (1)
goddesses to attain even a glimpse of Srimati pralaya-payodhi-jāle dhṛtavān asi vedaṁ
Radharani, who is dear to Lord Krsna. But if vihita-vahitra-caritram akhedam
someone glorifies Her by reciting these eight keśava dhṛta-mīna-śarīra jaya jagadīśa hare
verses, then She who is delighted by Krsna’s (2)
continuous association will grant the sweet nectar kṣitir iha vipulatare tiṣṭhati tava pṛṣṭhe
of Her personal service to that person, who dharaṇi-dhāraṇa-kiṇa-cakra-gariṣṭhe
thereby enters the assembly of Her similarly keśava dhṛta-kūrma-śarīra jaya jagadīśa hare
delighted girlfriends. (3)
vasati daśana-śikhare dharaṇī tava lagnā
Songs by Jayadeva Goswami śaśini kalaṅka-kaleva nimagnā
keśava dhṛta-śūkara-rūpa jaya jagadīśa hare
Song Name: He Govinda He Gopal Kesava (4)
Madhava tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-śṛṅgaṁ
Author: Jayadeva Goswami dalita-hiraṇyakaśipu-tanu-bhṛṅgam
(1) keśava dhṛta-narahari-rūpa jaya jagadīśa hare
he govinda he gopāla (5)
keśava mādhava dīna doyāl chalayasi vikramaṇe balim adbhuta-vāmana
(2) pada-nakha-nīra-janita-jana-pāvana
tumi parama doyāl prabhu, parama doyāl keśava dhṛta-vāmana-rūpa jaya jagadīśa hare
keśava mādhava dīna doyāl (6)
(3) kṣatriya-rudhira-maye jagad-apagata-pāpam
pīta basana pari mayurera sikhā dhori snapayasi payasi śamita-bhava-tāpam
muralir vāni tule bole rādhā nām keśava dhṛta-bhṛgupati-rūpa jaya jagadiśa hare
(4) (7)
tumi madera gopāla prabhu, madera gopāla vitarasi dikṣu raṇe dik-pati-kamanīyaṁ
keśava mādhava dīna-doyāl daśa-mukha-mauli-balim ramaṇīyam
(5) keśava dhṛta-rāma-śarīra jaya jagadiśa hare
bhava bhaya bhañjana śri madhu sudana (8)
vipada bhañjana tumi nārāyaṇa vahasi vapuṣi viśade vasanaṁ jaladābhaṁ
TRANSLATION hala-hati-bhīti-milita-yamunābham
1) O pleaser of the cows! O protector of cows! O keśava dhṛta-haladhara-rūpa jaya jagadiśa hare
bearer of the finest hair! O husband of the (9)
goddess of fortune! You are very merciful to the nindāsī yajña-vidher ahaha śruti-jātaṁ
fallen souls! sadaya-hṛdaya darśita-paśu-ghātam
2) You are supremely merciful, O Lord, supremely keśava dhṛta-buddha-śarīra jaya jagadīśa hare
merciful! O Kesava! O Madhava! O Dina Doyal! (10)
3) Wearing bright yellow garments and a peacock mleccha-nivaha-nidhane kalayasi karavālaṁ
feather upon Your crown, You play the flute and dhūmaketum iva kim api karālam
make it sing the name of Radha! keśava dhṛta-kalki-śarīra jaya jagadīśa hare
4) You are the cowherd boy that gives great (11)
delight, O Lord, the cowherd boy that gives great śrī-jayedeva-kaver idam uditam udāraṁ
delight! O Kesava! O Madhava! O Dina Doyal! śṛṇu sukha-daṁ śubha-daṁ bhava-sāram
5) You take away our fear of being trapped on the keśava dhṛta-daśa-vidha-rūpa jaya jagadīśa hare
wheel of repeated birth and death in the material (12)
world, and You are the splendorous killer of the vedān uddharate jaganti vahate bhū-golam
demon Madhu. The destroyer of all tribulations, udbibhrate
You are the supreme resting place for all souls. daityaṁ dārayate baliṁ chalayate kṣatra-kṣayaṁ
kurvate
Song Name: Pralaya Payodhi Jale paulastyaṁ jayate halaṁ kalayate kāruṇyam
Official Name: Sri Sri Dasavatara Stotra ātanvate
Author: Jayadeva Goswami mlecchān mūrchayate daśakṛti-kṛte kṛṣṇāya
Book Name: Gita Govinda tubhyaṁ namaḥ
TRASNLATION
1) O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari,
who have assumed the form of a fish! All glories
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to You! You easily acted as a boat in the form of a Yamuna, who feels great fear due to the striking
giant fish just to give protection to the Vedas, of Your plow.
which had become immersed in the turbulent sea 9) O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari,
of devastation. who have assumed the form of Buddha! All glories
2) O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, to You! O Buddha of compassionate heart, you
who have assumed the form of a tortoise! All decry the slaughtering of poor animals performed
glories to You! In this incarnation as a divine according to the rules of Vedic sacrifice.
tortoise the great Mandara Mountain rests upon 10) O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord
Your gigantic back as a pivot for churning the Hari, who have assumed the form of Kalki! All
ocean of milk. From holding up the huge glories to You! You appear like a comet and carry
mountain a large scar like depression is put in a terrifying sword for bringing about the
Your back, which has become most glorious. annihilation of the wicked barbarian men at the
3) O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, end of the Kali-yuga.
who have assumed the form of a boar! All glories 11) O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord
to You! The earth, which had become merged in Hari, who have assumed these ten different forms
the Garbhodaka Ocean at the bottom of the of incarnation! All glories to You! O readers,
universe, sits fixed upon the tip of Your tusk like a please hear this hymn of the poet Jayadeva,
spot upon the moon. which is most excellent, an awarder of happiness,
4) O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, a bestower of auspiciousness, and it is the best
who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lionl thing in this dark world.
All glories to You! just as one can easily crush a 12) O Lord Krsna, I offer my obeisances unto You,
wasp between one's fingernails, so in the same who appear in the forms of these ten incarnations.
way the body of the wasp like demon In the form of Matsya You rescue the Vedas, and
Hiranyakasipu has been ripped apart by the as Karma You bear the Mandara Mountain on Your
wonderful pointed nails on Your beautiful lotus back. As Varaha You lift the earth with Your tusk,
hands. and in the form of Narasimha You tear open the
5) O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, chest of the daitya Hiranyakasipu. In the form of
who have assumed the form of a dwarf- Vamana You trick the daitya king Bali by asking
brahmana! All glories to You! O wonderful dwarf, him for only three steps of land, and then You
by Your massive steps You deceive King Bali, and take away the whole universe from him by
by the Ganges water that has emanated from the expanding Your steps. As Parasurama You slay all
nails of your lotus feet, You deliver all living of the wicked ksatriyas, and as Ramacandra You
beings within this world. conquer the raksasa king Ravana. In the form of
6) O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, Balarama You carry a plow with which You subdue
who have assumed the form of Bhrgupati the wicked and draw toward You the River
[Parasurama]! All glories to You! At Kuruksetra Yamuna. As Lord Buddha You show compassion
You bathe the earth in the rivers of blood from the toward all the living beings suffering in this world
bodies of the demoniac ksatriyas that You have and at the end of the Kali-yuga You appear as
slain. The sins of the world are washed away by Kalki to bewilder the mlecchas [degraded low-
You, and because of You people are relieved from class men].
the blazing fire of material existence.
7) O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, Song Name: Srita Kamala
who has assumed the form of Ramacandra! All Official Name: Mangala Gitam
glories to You! In the battle of Lanka You destroy Author: Jayadeva Goswami
the ten-headed demon Ravana and distribute his Book Name: Gita Govinda (Section: Song 2)
heads as a delightful offering to the presiding (1)
deities of the ten directions, headed by Indra. This śrita-kamalā-kuca-maṇḍala dhṛta-kuṇḍala e
action was long desired by all of them, who were kalita-lalita-vana-māla jaya jaya deva hare
much harassed by this monster. (2)
8) O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, dina-maṇi-maṇḍala-maṇḍana bhava-khaṇḍana e
who have assumed the form of Balarama, the muni-jana-mānasa-haṁsa jaya jaya deva hare
yielder of the plow. All glories to You! On Your (3)
brilliant white body You wear garments the color kāliya-viṣa-dhara-gañjana jana-rañjana e
of a fresh blue rain cloud. These garments are yadukula-nalina-dineśa jaya jaya deva hare
colored like the beautiful dark hue of the River

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(4)
madhu-mura-naraka-vināśana garuḍāsana e Songs by Jiva Goswami
sura-kula-keli-nidāna jaya jaya deva hare
(5) Song Name: Krsna Prema Mayi Radha
amala-kamala-dala-locana bhava-mocana e Official Name: Sri Sri Yugalastakam
tribhuvana-bhuvana-nidhāna jaya jaya deva hare Author: Jiva Goswami
(6) (1)
janaka-sutā-kṛta-bhūṣaṇa jita-dūṣaṇa e kṛṣṇa prema mayī rādhā
samara-śamita-daśa-kaṇṭha jaya jaya deva hare rādhā prema mayo hariḥ
(7) jīvane nidhane nityaṁ
abhinava-jala-dhara-sundara dhṛta-mandara e rādhā kṛṣṇau gatir mama
śrī-mukha-candra-cakora jaya jaya deva hare (2)
(8) kṛṣṇasya draviṇaṁ rādhā
tava caraṇaṁ praṇatā vayam iti bhāvaya e rādhāyā draviṇaṇ hariḥ
kuru kuśalaṁ praṇateṣu jaya jaya deva hare jīvane nidhane nityaṁ
(9) rādhā kṛṣṇau gatir mama
śrī-jayadeva-kaver idaṁ kurute mudam e (3)
mańgalam ujjvala-gītaṁ jaya jaya deva hare kṛṣṇa prāṇa mayī rādhā
TRANSLATION rādhā prāṇa mayo hariḥ
1) Glories, glories to Lord Hari, the Supreme jīvane nidhane nityaṁ
Personality of Godhead, who is bedecked with rādhā kṛṣṇau gatir mama
jeweled earrings and a garland of forest flowers (4)
and whose feet are marked with a lotus! kṛṣṇa drava mayī rādhā
2) The Lord's face shines like the whorl of the sun. rādhā drava mayo hariḥ
He removes the miseries of His devotees and is jīvane nidhane nityaṁ
the resting place of the minds of the swan-like rādhā kṛṣṇau gatir mama
sages. Glories! Glories to Lord Sri Hari! (5)
3) O Supreme Personality of Godhead who kṛṣṇa gehe sthitā rādhā
destroyed the demoniac Kaliya serpent! O Lord, rādhā gehe sthito hariḥ
You are the beloved of all living entities and the jīvane nidhane nityaṁ
sun in the galaxy of the Yadu dynasty. Glories! rādhā kṛṣṇau gatir mama
Glories to Lord Sri Hari. (6)
4) O Lord, destroyer of the demons Madhu, Mura kṛṣṇa citta sthitā rādhā
and Naraka! Seated on Garuda, You are the rādhā citta sthito hariḥ
source of joy for the demigods. All glories to Hari! jīvane nidhane nityaṁ
5) O Lord Your eyes are like lotus petals, and You rādhā kṛṣṇau gatir mama
destroy the bondage of the material world. You (7)
are the maintainer of the three worlds. Glories to nīlāmbara dharā rādhā
Lord Hari! pītāmbara dharo hariḥ
6) O Lord, as the gem of the sons of Janaka, You jīvane nidhane nityaṁ
were victorious over all the asuras, and You rādhā kṛṣṇau gatir mama
smashed the greatest asura, the ten-headed (8)
Ravana. Glories to Lord Hari! vṛndāvaneśvarī rādhā
7) O Supreme Personality of Godhead who held kṛṣṇo vṛndāvaneśvaraḥ
the Govardhana Hill! Your complexion is like a jīvane nidhane nityaṁ
fresh monsoon cloud, and Sri Radharani is like a rādhā kṛṣṇau gatir mama
cakora bird who is nourished by drinking the light TRANSLATION
of Your moonlike face. Glories! Glories to Lord 1) Radha is made of pure love for Krsna and Hari
Hari. is made of pure love of Radha. Life’s greatest
8) O Lord, I offer my humble obeisances at Your wealth is Radha and Krsna: my eternal shelter.
lotus feet. Please bless me by Your limitless 2) Radha is the treasure of Krsna and Hari is the
mercy. Glories! Glories to Lord Sri Hari! treasure of Radha. Life’s greatest wealth is Radha
9) The poet Sri Jayadeva offers this song of and Krsna: my eternal shelter.
devotion and shining good fortune to Thee. All 3) Radha pervades the life-force of Krsna and Hari
glories! All glories to Lord Sri Hari! pervades the life-force of Radha. Life’s greatest
wealth is Radha and Krsna: my eternal shelter.
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4) Radha is totally melted with Krsna and Hari is (7)
totally melted with Radha. Life’s greatest wealth is śrī caitanya jayādvaita nityānanda karuṇa-mayaṁ
Radha and Krsna: my eternal shelter. eka ańga tridhāmūrti kai'sorādi sadā varam
5) Radha is situated in the body of Krsna and Hari jīva-trāṇa bhakti-jñāna huńkārādi garjanaṁ
is situated in the body of Radha. Life’s greatest sītā-nāthādvaita-caraṇāravinda-bhāvanam
wealth is Radha and Krsna: my eternal shelter. (8)
6) Radha is fixed in the heart of Krsna and Hari is dīna-hīna-nindakādi prema bhakti-dāyakaṁ
fixed in the heart of Radha. Life’s greatest wealth sarva dātaḥ sītā-nātha śānti pura nāyakam
is Radha and Krsna: my eternal shelter. rāga-rańga sańga-doṣa karma yoga mokṣanam
7) Radha wears cloth of blue color and Hari wears sītā-nāthādvaita-caraṇāravinda-bhāvanam
cloth of yellow color. Life’s greatest wealth is TRANSLATION
Radha and Krsna: my eternal shelter. 1) Roaring like a lion and thundering like a
8) Radha is the Mistress of Vrndavana and Krsna monsoon cloud, He prays day and night, "O
is the Master of Vrndavana. Life’s greatest wealth Krishna, O Lord of Radhika!" He smears the
is Radha and Krsna: my eternal shelter. Salagrama-sila with the paste of sandalwood and
musk and offers arati with incense and lamp. I
Songs by Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya meditate upon the lotus feet of Sri Advaitacarya,
the Lord of Sitadevi.
Song Name: Huhunkara Garjanadi Aho 2) He worships the Salagrama-sila with water of
Ratra the Ganga mixed with Tulasi manjaris and leaves.
Official Name: Sri Sri Advaitastakam Tears of love incessently flow from His eyes as He
Author: Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya meditates upon Krishna and sings His glories. He
(1) prays to the Supreme Lord, who is an ocean of
huhuńkāra-garjanādi aho-rātra-sad-guṇaṁ mercy, to descend to this world. I meditate upon
hā kṛṣṇa rādhikā-nātha prārthanādi-bhāvanam the lotus feet of Sri Advaitacarya, the Lord of
dhūpa-dīpa-kasturī ca candranādi-lepanaṁ Sitadevi.
sītā-nāthādvaita-caraṇāravinda-bhāvanam 3) Again and again He loudly sings the name of
(2) Krishna, praying to Him, "O my Lord, deliverer of
gańgā vāri mano hāri tulasyādi mañjarī the universe, please manifest Your exceedingly
kṛṣṇa-jñāna sadā dhyāna prema-vāri jharjharī merciful two-armed form in my vision. Please
kṛpābdhiḥ karuṇā-nātha bhaviṣyati prārthanaṁ award me the proper vision." I meditate upon the
sītā-nāthādvaita-caraṇāravinda-bhāvanam lotus feet of Sri Advaitacarya, the Lord of Sitadevi.
(3) 4) Due to the prayers of Sri Advaitacarya, Sri
muhur muhuḥ kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa uccaiḥ svare gāyataṁ Caitanya appeared in the house of Jagannatha
ahe nātha jaga trātaḥ mama dṛṣṭi-gocaram Misra in the womb of Mother Saci. In order to
dvibhuja karuṇā-nātha dīyatāṁ sudarśanaṁ enjoy the association of Sri Advaita, Sri Caitanya
sītā-nāthādvaita-caraṇāravinda-bhāvanam sang the Holy Name of the Lord congregationally
(4) and danced with the devotees. I meditate upon
śrī advaita prārthanārtha jagannātha-ālayaṁ the lotus feet of Sri Advaitacarya, the Lord of
śacī mātur garbha-jāta caitanya karuṇāmayam Sitadevi.
śrī advaita-sańga-rańga-kīrtana-vilāsanaṁ 5) The lotus feet of Sri Advaita are the goal of my
sītā-nāthādvaita-caraṇāravinda-bhāvanam knowledge and the object of my meditation. I
(5) always keep the dust of His lotus feet on my
advaita-caraṇāravinda-jñana-dhyāna-bhāvanam head. O my Lord, please bestow devotional
sadādvaita-pāda-padma-reṇu-rāśi-dhāraṇam service upon this unworthy soul and protect him. I
dehi bhaktiṁ fagannātha rakṣa mām abhajanaṁ meditate upon the lotus feet of Sri Advaitacarya,
sītā-nāthādvaita-caraṇāravinda-bhāvanam the Lord of Sitadevi.
(6) 6) Sri Advaita, the Lord of Sitadevi, is the
sarva dātaḥ sītā-nātha prāṇeśvara sad guṇaṁ bestower of all benedictions and perfections, and
ye japanti sītā-nātha-pāda-padma kevalam He is the Lord of my life. That most merciful Lord
dīyatāṁ karuṇā-nātha bhakti-yogaḥ tat kṣaṇaṁ immediately bestows bhakti upon those who
sītā-nāthādvaita-caraṇāravinda-bhāvanam meditate exclusively upon his lotus feet. I
meditate upon the lotus feet of Sri Advaitacarya,
the Lord of Sitadevi.
7) All glories to Sri Advaita along with Sri Caitanya
and the most merciful Nityananda Prabhu. They
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are all One, but in three different forms, depicting (8)
the different phases of life, like adolescence, etc. aruṇaṁ nayanaṁ caraṇaṁ vasanaṁ
Sri Advaita roars and thunders in order to deliver vadane skhalitaṁ svaka-nāma-dharam
the living entities by giving them transcendental kurute su-rasaṁ jagataḥ jīvanaṁ
knowledge and pure devotional service. I meditate praṇamāmi śacī-suta-gaura-varam
upon the lotus feet of Sri Advaitacarya, the Lord TRANSLATION
of Sitadevi. 1) His complexion is the hue of fresh cream tinged
8) He bestows loving devotional service upon the with kunkum. He is the ever-fresh Cupid who
lowly, mean, blasphemous and other such fallen shoots arrows of newly blossoming flowers. He
people. The bestower of everything, Sri Advaita, bears newer and newer moods of emotional
the Lord of Sitadevi, is the leader of Santipura. He ecstasies. He is fond of performing novel dances.
frees one from the bondage of material He makes ever-new jokes that cause much
attachments, bad association, fruitive activities laughter. His brilliant luster is like freshly cast
and mystic yoga. I meditate upon the lotus feet of gold. I bow down to Gaura, the beautiful son of
Sri Advaitacarya, the Lord of Sitadevi. Mother Saci.
2) He is endowed with ever-fresh love of
Song Name: Nava Gaura Varam Godhead. His radiant luster is like the color of
Official Name: Sri Sri Sacisutastakam fresh butter. His fresh attire is arranged in ever-
Author: Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya new fashions. He relishes ever-new mellows of
(1) love for Krsna. He shines in nine-fold new ways
nava gaura-varaṁ nava-puṣpa-śaraṁ while executing the nine-fold processes of
nava-bhāva-dharaṁ nava-lāsya-param devotion. He is permeated with a most auspicious
nava-hāsya-karaṁ nava-hema-varaṁ loving nature. I bow down to Gaura, the beautiful
praṇamāmi śacī-suta-gaura-varam son of Mother Saci.
(2) 3) He is absorbed in devotion to Sri Hari. He
nava-prema-yutaṁ nava-nīta-śucaṁ maintains the chanting of the names of Hari.
nava-veśa-kṛtaṁ nava-prema-rasam While chanting He counts the holy names on the
navadhā vilasat śubha-prema-mayaṁ fingers of His hands. He is addicted to the name
praṇamāmi śacī-suta-gaura-varam of Hari. He always has tears of love welling in His
(3) eyes. I bow down to Gaura, the beautiful son of
hari-bhakti-paraṁ hari-nāma-dharaṁ Mother Saci.
kara-japya-karaṁ hari-nāma-param 4) He is always removing the suffering of material
nayane satataṁ praṇayāśru-dharaṁ existence for mankind. He is the goal of life for
praṇamāmi śacī-suta-gaura-varam persons who are dedicated to their supreme
(4) interest. He inspires men to become like
satataṁ janatā-bhava-tāpa-haraṁ honeybees (eager for the honey of Krsna-prema).
paramārtha-parāyaṇa-loka-gatim He removes the burning fever of the material
nava-leha-karaṁ jagat-tāpa-haraṁ world. I bow down to Gaura, the beautiful son of
praṇamāmi śacī-suta-gaura-varam Mother Saci.
(5) 5) He who motivates pure devotion unto Himself,
nija-bhakti-karaṁ priya-cārutaraṁ who is most attractive to His beloved servitors. By
naṭa-nartana-nāgara-rāja-kulam His dramatic dancing He exhibits the
kula-kāmini-mānasa-lāsya-karaṁ characteristics of the King of paramours. He
praṇamāmi śacī-suta-gaura-varam causes the minds of beautiful young village
(6) women to dance. I bow down to Gaura, the
karatāla-valaṁ kala-kaṇṭha-ravaṁ beautiful son of Mother Saci.
mṛdu-vādya-suvīṇikayā madhuram 6) He plays karatals as His throat emits sweet
nija-bhakti-guṇāvṛta-nātya-karaṁ melodious sounds and the vibrant notes of the
praṇamāmi śacī-suta-gaura-varam vina are softly played. He thus inspires the
(7) devotees to perform dramatic dancing that is
yuga-dharma-yutaṁ punar nanda-sutaṁ infused with aspects of His own devotional
dharaṇī-sucitraṁ bhava-bhāvocitam service. I bow down to Gaura, the beautiful son of
tanu-dhyāna-citaṁ nija-vāsa-yutaṁ Mother Saci.
praṇamāmi śacī-suta-gaura-varam 7) He is accompanied by the sankirtana
movement, which is the religious practice for the
age of Kali. He is the son of Nanda Maharaja
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come again. He is the extraordinarily brilliant (8)
ornament of the earth. His preaching mood is nindita-aruṇa-kamala-dala-nayanaṁ
suitably adapted to the cycle of birth and death. ājānu-lambita-śrī-bhuja-yugalam
His consciousness is fixed in meditation on His kalevara-kaiśora-nartaka-veśaṁ
own form of Krsna. He is always accompanied by taṁ praṇamāmi ca śrī-śacī-tanayam
His transcendental abode. I bow to Gaura, the TRANSLATION
beautiful son of Mother Saci. 1) I prostrate myself before the Son of Mother
8) His eyes, the soles of His feet, and His clothing Saci, Whose radiant lotus face and body shine
are reddish like the color that heralds the rising with the splendor of molten gold. This
sun. As He utters His own names, His voice transcendental body is the playground for the
falters. He awakens a sweet flavor to life continuous expression of variegated moods and
throughout the universe. I bow down to Gaura, ecstatic symptoms, that carry His consciousness
the beautiful son of Mother Saci. to the realm where He is no longer aware of
that transcendental body. By only a particle of His
Song Name: Ujjvala Varana mercy he has delivered the three worlds.
Official Name: Sri Sri Sacitanayastakam 2) I salute the Son of Mother Saci, Whose heart is
Author: Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya in a state of rapture, transformed by feelings of
(1) intense love. In His pastime of loud roaring,
ujjvala-varaṇa-gaura-vara-dehaṁ before the mischievous and malicious rascals, He
vilasita-niravadhi-bhāva-videham removes all fear of the vast ocean of material
tri-bhuvana-pāvana-kṛpāyāḥ leśaṁ existence, by the effect of His unlimited
taṁ praṇamāmi ca śrī-śacī-tanayam compassion.
(2) 3) He is wearing garments the color of the eastern
gadgadāntara-bhāva-vikāraṁ sky during the dawn, and His lovely cheeks shine
durjana-tarjana-nāda-viśālam with the same radiance. The nails of His hands
bhava-bhaya-bhañjana-kāraṇa-karuṇaṁ and feet have the same pleasing effect as the
taṁ praṇamāmi ca śrī-śacī-tanayam moon, shining in the sky. His pleasure diversion
(3) consists of discussions and glorification of His own
aruṇāmbara-dhara cāru-kapolaṁ wonderful qualities and names. I offer my
indu-vinindita-nakha-caya-ruciram obeisances to the Son of Mother Saci.
jalpita-nija-guṇa-nāma-vinodaṁ 4) His lotus eyes are always wet with tears. His
taṁ praṇamāmi ca śrī-śacī-tanayam ornaments are the new and ever fresh
(4) transformations of ecstatic love that decorate His
vigalita-nayana-kamala-jala-dhāraṁ transcendental form. His gait is slow and majestic,
bhūṣaṇa-nava-rasa-bhāva-vikāram yet His dancing is a wonderful pastime of
gati-atimanthara-nṛtya-vilāsaṁ enjoyment. I bow down before the Son of Mother
taṁ praṇamāmi ca śrī-śacī-tanayam Saci.
(5) 5) The movement of His lovely, yet restless, lotus
cañcala-cāru-caraṇa-gati-ruciraṁ feet captivates the mind, and His ankle bracelets
mañjīra-rañjita-pada-yuga-madhuram sweeten that charming scene all the more. His
candra-vinindita-śītala-vadanaṁ face, which defeats the beauty of the moon, is
taṁ praṇamāmi ca śrī-śacī-tanayam very cooling and pleasant. I offer my salutations
(6) to the Son of Mother Saci.
dhṛta-kaṭi-ḍora-kamaṇḍalu-daṇḍaṁ 6) He wears a cord around His waist and carries in
divya-kalevara-muṇḍita-muṇḍam His hands a water pot and staff. His divine
durjana-kalmaṣa-khaṇḍana-daṇḍaṁ appearance is complemented by His shaved head.
taṁ praṇamāmi ca śrī-śacī-tanayam The sins of the wicked are annulled by the rod of
(7) chastisement that he carries. I salute the Son of
bhūṣaṇa-bhū-raja-alakā-valitaṁ Mother Saci.
kampita-bimbādhara-vara-ruciram 7) His ornaments are the dust on His body and His
malayaja-viracita-ujjvala-tilakaṁ radiant tilak, prepared with sandalwood. The
taṁ praṇamāmi ca śrī-śacī-tanayam beautiful sight of His trembling reddish lips brings
delight to the mind and heart. I offer my
obeisances to the Son of Mother Saci.
8) His lotus eyes defeat the color of pink lotuses.
His two lotus hands are very long, reaching down
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almost to His knees. He appears to be a mere (7)
adolescent, dressed as He is, ready to dance. I laiyā govinda ghoṣa āra kata-jana
prostrate myself before the Son of Mother Saci. gauracandra-nṛtye sabe karena kīrtana
(8)
Songs by Vrndavana Das Thakura dhariyā bulena nityānanda mahābalī
alakṣite advaita layena pada-dhūli
Song Name: Madana Mohana Tanu (9)
Gauranga Sundara gadādhara-ādi jata sajala-nayane
Author: Vrndavana Dasa Thakura ānande vihvala haila prabhura kīrtane
(1) (10)
madana-mohana tanu gauranga sundara jakhana uddaṇḍa nāce prabhu viśvambhara
lalate tilaka sobho urdhwe manohara pṛthivī kampita haya, sabe pāya ḍara
(2) (11)
tri-kaccha basana sobhe kutila-kuntala kakhana vā madhura nācaye viśvambhara
prakrta nayana du-i parama cancala jena dekhi nandera nandana naṭavara
(3) (12)
sukla-yajna-sutra sobhe bediya sarire aparūpa kṛṣṇāveśa, aparūpa nṛtya
suksma-rupe ananta ye hena kalebara ānande nayana bhari’ dekhe saba bhṛtya
(4) (13)
adhare tambula hase adhara capiya nijānande nāce mahāprabhu viśvambhara
yaga brndabana dasa se-rupa nichiya caraṇera tāla śuni ati manohara
TRANSLATION (14)
1) Graceful Lord Gauranga is more enchanting bhāva-vese mālā nāhi rahaye galāya
than Kamadeva. Glistening Vaisnava tilaka adorns chiṇḍiyā paḍaye giyā bhakatera gāya
His forheead. (15)
2) He wears glorious trikaccha garments. His hair catur-dike śrī-hari-mańgala-sańkīrtana
is curly. His two eyes are naturally restless. madhye nāce jagannātha-miśrera nandana
3) Manifesting a very slender form, Lord Ananta (16)
has become His white sacred-thread. jā’ra nāmānande śiva-vasana nā jāne
4) On His lips rest betel nuts and a smile. jā’ra raśe nāce śiva, se nāce āpane
Vrndavana dasa worships Him. (17)
jā’ra nāme vālmīki hailā tapodhana
Song Name: Sri Hari Vasare Hari Kirtana jā’ra nāme ajāmila pāila mocana
Vidhana (18)
Official Name: Sriman Mahaprabhur Hari jā’ra nāma śravaṇe saṁsāra-bandha ghuce
Vasara Vrata Palana hena prabhu avatāri’ kali-yuge nāce
Author: Vrndavana Das Thakura (19)
(1) jā’ra nāma laiya śuka-nārada beḍāya
śrī hari-vāsare hari-kīrtana-vidhāna sahasra-vadana prabhu jā’ra guṇa gāya
nṛtya ārambhilā prabhu jagatera prāṇa (20)
(2) sarva mahā-prāyaścitta je prabhura nāma
puṇyavanta śrīvāsa-ańgane śubhārambha se-prabhu nācaye, dekhe jata bhāgyavāna
uṭhila kīrtana-dhvani ‘gopāla’ ‘govinda’ (21)
(3) prabhura ānanda dekhi’ bhāgavata-gaṇa
mṛdańga-mandirā bāje śańkha-karatāla anyonye galā dhari’ karaye krandana
sańkīrtana-sańge saba haila miśāla (22)
(4) sabāra ańgete śobhe śrī candana-mālā
brahmāṇḍe bhedila dhvani pūriyā ākāśa ānande gāyena kṛṣṇa-rase hai’ bholā
caudikera amańgala sarva jaya nāsa (23)
(5) jateka vaiṣṇava-saba kīrtana-āveśe
uṣaḥ-kāla haite nṛtya kare viśvambhara nā jāne āpana deha, anya jana kise
yūtha yūtha haila jata gayana sundara (24)
(6) jaya kṛṣṇa-murāri-mukunda-vanamālī
śrīvāsa-paṇḍita laiyā eka sampradāya ahar-niśa gāya sabe hai’ kutūhalī
mukunda laiyā āra jana-kata gāya

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(25) 12) Mahaprabhu’s beauty is unequalled and
ahar-niśa bhakta-sańge nāce viśvambhara unsurpassed; defeating even Krsna’s beauty even
śrānti nāhi kāra, sabe sattva-kalevara Krsna has no mahabhava. All His followers’ eyes
(26) filled with ananda seeing His dancing.
ei-mata nāce mahāprabhu viśvambhara 13) Mahaprabhu Visvambhara danced, absorbed
niśi avaśeṣa mātra se eka prahara in ananda. Hearing the rhythm of His dancing
(27) feet, the devotees became spellbound.
ei-mata ānanda haya navadvīpa-pure 14) As Mahaprabhu danced, being filled with
prema-rase vaikuṇṭhera nāyaka vihare bhava, His garland could not stay around His neck
(28) but broke, all the flowers falling at the feet of His
e sakala puṇya kathā je kare śravaṇa devotees.
bhakta-sańge gauracandre rahu tā’ra mana 15) The auspicious sounds of sri harinama-
(29) sankirtana spread in every direction while
śrī kṛṣṇa-caitanya-nityānanda-cāda jāna Jagannatha Misra’s son danced in the midst of all
vṛndāvana-dāsa prabhu pada-yuge gāna the devotees.
TRANSLATION 16) Siva chants the same blissful name and
1) On Ekadasi day Mahaprabhu, who is the life becomes so absorbed in prema that his cloth falls
and soul of all beings, decreed that every-one down. Hearing Mahaprabhu’s glories, Siva starts
should gather for kirtana. Hearing the sound of to dance, and Mahaprabhu, hearing His own
His own name, He began to dance in ecstasy. glories, also dances.
2) In Srivasa-angana, Srivasa Thakura’s divine 17) By this same nama Valmiki achieved the
courtyard, He inaugurated the auspicious wealth of austerity – he saw all Rama lila. And by
reverberations of the kirtana in a booming voice: this same nama all of Ajamila’s anarthas and
“Gopala! Govinda!” aparadhas were pulled out by the root.
3) In the courtyard the sounds of the mrdanga, 18) Hearing sri krsna-nama totally cuts all worldly
small cymbals, conch, karatalas and beautiful attachments. Sri Krsna Himself came in Kali-yuga
singing all mixed together. as Mahaprabhu, dancing and advising all to chant
4) The loud sound passed through the entire krsna-nama.
brahmanda and filled the whole sky reaching 19) Sukadeva and Narada also chant this krsna-
Svetadvipa, destroying everything inauspicious in nama and distribute it. With thousands of tongues
all the fourteen worlds. Mahaprabhu sings the glories of this nama.
5) From morning Visvambhara He who nourishes 20) Taking Mahaprabhu’s name constitutes the
and maintains the whole universe by bhakti highest form of atonement. Seeing Mahaprabhu
started dancing. Many groups sang charmingly – dancing, the devotees became supremely
each group singing a different melody. fortunate.
6) Srivasa Pandita was the guru of one group of 21) Seeing Mahaprabhu’s bliss, the devotees
kirtaniyas, and Mukunda was the lead singer of embraced each other and wept loudly as the rays
another. of Mahaprabhu’s ananda entered their hearts.
7) Govinda Ghosa was the head of another group. 22) All the devotees attended kirtana and
Gauracandra danced in the middle of the whole Mahaprabhu personally decorated their bodies
kirtana party. with candana and garlands. Sri Gaurasundara and
8) The mighty Nityananda Prabhu protected the devotees sang and tasted krsnarasa with great
Mahaprabhu when He swooned while dancing as joy.
Advaita Acarya secretly took His foot-dust at that 23) Absorbed in kirtana, all the Vaisnava devotees
time. completely lost sense of their own bodies and
9) Tears came to Gadadhara, Mukunda, Sridhara everyone else around them.
and others upon hearing Mahaprabhu’s kirtana, as 24) “Jaya krsna, murari, mukunda, vanamali.” Day
the rising of asta-sattvika bhavas overwhelmed and night all the devotees sang kirtana in great
their hearts. happiness.
10) Visvambhara danced with so much force that 25) Visvambhara danced twenty-four hours with
the earth trembled, causing all the devotees to His devotees but never tired, because His body
become afraid. was sattva-kalevara, fully transcendental.
11) Sometimes Visvambhara danced so gracefully 26) Daily Mahaprabhu in full prema danced in
and sweetly that He appeared to be natavara kirtana the whole night, and only stopped three
Nanda-nandana, the best of dancers. hours before sunrise.

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27) Daily Mahaprabhu, the hero who enjoys the (6)
prema-rasa of Vaikuntha Svetadvipa, tasted and are cetaḥ prodyat-kapaṭa-kuṭi-nāṭi-bhara-khara-
distributed great bliss in Navadvipa. kṣaran-mūtre snātvā dahasi katham ātmānam api
28) Gauracandra and all His associates enter in mām
the hearts of the devotees who hear the sadā tvam- gāndharvā-giridhari-pada-prema-
allvirtuous hari-katha with full faith. Thus their vilasat-
hearts become Srivasa-angana. sudhāmbhodhau snātvā svam api nitarām- mām-
29) Vrndavana dasa says, “Sri Krsna Caitanya and ca sukhaya
the moon-like Nityananda Prabhu are my life and (7)
soul and I offer my dandavat-pranama at Their pratiṣṭhāśā dhṛṣṭā svapaca-ramaṇī me hṛdi naṭet
lotus feet.” katham- sādhu-premā spṛśati śucir etan nanu
manaḥ
Songs by Raghunatha Dasa Goswami sadā tvam- sevasva prabhu-dayita-sāmantam
atulaṁ
Song Name: Gurau Gosthe Gosthalayisu yathā tām- niṣkāsya tvaritam iha tam- veṣayati
Official Name: Manah Siksa saḥ
Author: Raghunatha Dasa Goswami (8)
Book Name: Stavavali yathā duṣṭatvam- me darayati śaṭhasyāpi kṛpayā
(1) yathā mahyam- premāmṛtam api dadāty ujjvalam
gurau goṣṭhe goṣṭhālayiṣu sujane bhūsura-gaṇe asau
sva-mantre śrī-nāmni vraja-nava-yuva-dvandva- yathā śrī-gāndharvā-bhajana-vidhaye prerayati
śaraṇe māṁ
sadā dambham- hitvā kuru ratim apūrvām tathā goṣṭhe kākvā giridharam iha tvam- bhaja
atitarāṁ manaḥ
aye svāntardhātas" caṭubhir abhiyāce dhṛta-padaḥ (9)
(2) mad-īśā-nāthatve vraja-vipina-candram- vraja-
na dharmam- nādharmam- śruti-gaṇa-niruktam- vane-
kila kuru śvarīm- tan-nāthatve tad-atula-sakhītve tu lalitām
vraje rādhā-kṛṣṇa-pracura-paricaryām iha tanuḥ viśākhām- śikṣālī-vitaraṇa-gurutve priya-saro-
śacī-sūnum- nandīśvara-pati-sutatve guru-varaṁ girindrau tat-prekṣā-lalita-rati-datve smara manaḥ
mukunda-preṣṭhatve smara padam ajasram- nanu (10)
manaḥ ratim- gaurī-līle api tapati saundarya-kiraṇaiḥ
(3) śacī-lakṣmī-satyāḥ paribhavati saubhāgya-balanaiḥ
yadīccher āvāsam- vraja-bhuvi sa-rāgam- prati- vaśī-kārais" candrāvalī-mukha-navīna-vraja-satīḥ
janur kṣipaty ārād yā tam- hari-dayita-rādhām- bhaja
yuva-dvandvam- tā cet paricaritum ārād abhilaṣe manaḥ
svarūpam- śrī-rūpam- sa-gaṇam iha tasyāgrajam (11)
api samam- śrī-rūpeṇa smara-vivaśa-rādhā-giribhṛtor
sphuṭam- premṇā nityam- smara nama tadā tvam- vraje sākṣāt-sevā-labhana-vidhaye tad-gaṇa-yujoḥ
śṛṇu manaḥ tad-ijyākhyā-dhyāna-śravaṇa-nati-pañcāmṛtam
(4) idaṁ
asad-vārtā-veṣyā visṛja mati-sarvasva-haraṇīḥ dhayan nityā govardhanam anudinam- tvam-
kathā mukti-vyāghryā na śṛṇu kila sarvātma- bhaja manaḥ
gilaṇīḥ (12)
api tyaktvā lakṣmī-pati-ratim ito vyoma-nayanīṁ manaḥ-śikṣā-daikādaśaka-varam etam-
vraje rādhā-kṛṣṇau sva-rati-maṇi-dau tvam- bhaja madhurayā
manaḥ girā gāyaty uccaiḥ samadhi-gata-sarvārtha-tati
(5) yaḥ
asā-ceṣṭā-kaṣṭa-prada-vikaṭa-pāśālibhir iha sa-yūthaḥ śrī-rūpānuga iha bhavan gokula-vane
prakāmam- kāmādi-prakaṭa-pathapāti-vyatikaraiḥ jano rādhā-kṛṣṇātula-bhajana-ratnam- sa labhate
gale baddhvā hanye 'ham iti bakabhid vartmapa- TRANSLATION
gaṇe 1) O mind, I grasp your feet and beg you with
kuru tvam- phutkārān avati sa yathā tvam- mana sweet words: Please cast away all hypocrisy and
itaḥ develop intense, unprecedented love for my
spiritual master, Vrajabhumi, the people of Vraja,
the Vaisnavas, the brahmanas, the Gayatri
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mantra, the holy name, and the transcendental Radharani, the queen of Vraja forest, as Krsna’s
shelter that is the fresh young couple of Vraja, controller. Also please meditate upon Lalita as the
Radha and Krsna. peerless friend of Radha and Krsna, Visakha as
2) O Mind, don’t concern yourself with the pious the guru who teaches Them many things, and
and impious deeds described in the Vedas. Radha-kunda and Govardhana Hill as two places
Rather, intently serve Sri Sri Radha-Krsna in Vraja. the mere sight of which bestows charming
Always remember that Lord Caitanya is the son of transcendental love for the divine couple.
Maharaja Nanda and that my guru is most dear to 10) O mind, please worship Lord Hari’s beloved
Lord Mukunda. Radha. with the splendor of Her beauty She
3) O Mind, just listen to me! If you desire to makes Rati, Gauri, and Lila burn with envy, with
reside in Vraja birth after birth, and if you desire the power of Her good fortune She defeats Saci,
to directly serve the divine youthful couple there Laksmi, and Satyabhama, and with Her ability to
with great attraction, then with intense love control Krsna She completely eclipses Candravali
always remember and bow down to Srila Svarupa and the other pious young girls of Vraja.
Damodara Gosvami; to Srila Rupa Gosvami and 11) O mind, in order to attain the direct service of
his elder brother, Srila Sanatana Gosvami; and to the two divine lovers, Sri Sri Radha-Giridhari, in
all their associates and followers. the company of Their friends, every day you must
4) O mind, give up friendship with nondevotees, constantly drink, with Sri Rupa Gosvami, the five
which is nothing but a prostitute who will steal the nectars of worshiping Them, chanting Their
treasure of your heart–your desire to serve names, meditating on Them, hearing about Them,
Radha-Krsna. Don’t listen to talks of impersonal and bowing down before Them, and every day
liberation, which are a tigress who devours you must worship Govardhana Hill.
everyone. You should even give up attraction for 12) These eleven excellent instructions to the
Lord Narayana, which leads to the world of mind grant all spiritual benedictions. A person who
Vaikuntha. Instead, O mind, just worship Sri Sri stays with the devotees, follows Srila Rupa
Radha-Krsna in Vraja, for They bestow upon their Gosvami, and with a sweet voice loudly sings
worshipers the jewel of pure love for Themselves. these eleven verses will attain the matchless jewel
5) The highwaymen of lust and his friends have of direct service to Sri Sri Radha-Krsna in the
bound me around the neck with the painful, forest of Gokula.
horrible, powerful ropes of many wicked deeds. O
mind, please scream out to the devotees of Krsna, Song Name: Nija Pati Bhuja
the killer of Baka, "I am being killed!" Then He will Official Name: Sri Sri Govardhana Vasa
save me. Prarthana Dasakam
6) O Mind, why do you burn us both by bathing in Author: Raghunatha Dasa Goswami
the urine trickling from the ass of great Book Name: Stavavali
deviousness and hypocrisy? Instead, you should (1)
delight us by eternally bathing in the glistening nija-pati-bhuja-daṇḍac-chatra-bhāvaṁ prapadya
nectar-ocean of pure love for Sri Sri Gandharva- pratihata-mada-dhṛṣṭoddaṇḍa-devendra-garva
Giridhari (Sri Sri Radha-Krsna). atula-pṛthula-śaila-śreṇi-bhūpa priyaṁ me
7) As long as the impudent untouchable woman of nija-nikaṭa-nivāsaṁ dehi govardhana tvam
the desire for fame dances in my heart, why (2)
should pure love for Radha-Krsna touch me? O pramada-madana-līlāḥ kandare kandare te
mind, continuously serve my spiritual master, the racayati nava-yūnor dvandvam asminn amandam
leader of those who are dear to the Lord. Then iti kila kalanārthaṁ lagnakas tad-dvayor me
my master will quickly kick out that harridan and nija-nikaṭa-nivāsaṁ dehi govardhana tvam
allow that pure love to enter. (3)
8) So That He will mercifully smash my anupama-maṇi-vedī-ratna-siṁhāsanorvī-
wickedness (even though I am a great rascal), so ruha-jhara-dara-sānu-droṇi-sańgheṣu rańgaiḥ
that He will give me the splendid nectar of saha bala-sakhibhiḥ sańkhelayan sva-priyaṁ me
transcendental love, and so He will engage me in nija-nikaṭa-nivāsaṁ dehi govardhana tvam
Sri Radha’s service, please, O mind, with words (4)
choked with emotion, worship Lord Giridhari here rasa-nidhi-nava-yūnoḥ sākṣiṇīṁ dāna-keler
in Vraja. dyuti-parimala-viddhaṁ śyāma-vediṁ prakaṣya
9) O mind, please meditate on Krsna, the moon of rasika-vara-kulānāṁ modam āsphālayan me
Vraja forest, as the Lord of my controller, Srimati nija-nikaṭa-nivāsaṁ dehi govardhana tvam
Radharani. And please meditate upon Srimati
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(5) relish transcendental nectar, please grant to me
hari-dayitam apūrvaṁ rādhikā-kuṇḍam ātma- residence near you.
priya-sakham iha kaṇṭhe narmaṇālińgya guptaḥ 5) O Govardhana, O hill that, hiding as you
nava-yuva-yuga-khelās tatra paśyan raho me playfully embrace the neck of your dear friend,
nija-nikaṭa-nivāsaṁ dehi govardhana tvam Lord Hari's dear, unprecedented Radha-kunda,
(6) secretly gazes at the pastimes of the youthful
sthala-jala-tala-śaṣpair bhūruha-chāyayā ca divine couple, please grant to me residence near
pratipadam anukālaṁ hanta samvardhayan gāḥ you.
tri-jagati nija-gotraṁ sārthakaṁ khyāpayan me 6) O Govardhana, O hill that by nourishing the
nija-nikaṭa-nivāsaṁ dehi govardhana tvam cows with its water, grass, and the shade of its
(7) trees declares to the three worlds the
surapati-kṛta-dīrgha-drohato goṣṭha-rakṣāṁ appropriateness of its own name, please grant to
tava nava-gṛha-rūpasyāntare kurvataiva me residence near you. (Govardhana means "that
agha-baka-ripuṇoccair datta-māna drutaṁ me which nourishes (vardhana) the cows (go).")
nija-nikaṭa-nivāsaṁ dehi govardhana tvam 7) O Govardhana, O hill that the enemy of Agha
(8) and Baka honored by transforming into a new
giri-nṛpa-hari-dāsa-śreṇi-varyeti-nāmā- house to give Vraja protection from the sustained
mṛtam idam uditaṁ śrī-rādhikā-vaktra-candrāt fury of the sura king please grant to me residence
vraja-nava-tilakatve klpta-vedaiḥ sphuṭaṁ me near you.
nija-nikaṭa-nivāsaṁ dehi govardhana tvam 8) O Govardhana, O king of mountains, O hill
(9) whose nectar name "the best of Lord Hari's
nija-jana-yuta-rādhā-kṛṣṇa-maitrī-rasākta- servants” flows from the moon of Sri Radha's
vraja-nara-paśu-pakṣi-vrāta-saukhyaika-dātaḥ mouth, O hill that the Vedas declare to be the
agaṇita-karuṇatvān maṁ urī-kṛtya tāntaṁ tilaka marking of Vraja, please grant to me
nija-nikaṭa-nivāsaṁ dehi govardhana tvam residence near you.
(10) 9) O Govardhana, O philanthropist that gives
nirupadhi-karuṇena śrī-śacīnandanena transcendental happiness to Vraja's people,
tvayi kapaṭi-śaṭho 'pi tvat-priyenārpito 'smi animals, and birds, all anointed with the nectar of
iti khalu mama yogyāyogyatāṁ mām agṛhṇan friendship for Sri Sri Radha-Krsna surrounded by
nija-nikaṭa-nivāsaṁ dehi govardhana tvam Their friends, out of Your immeasurable mercy,
(11) please accept me and please grant me residence
rasada-daśakam asya śrīla-govardhanasya near you.
kṣitidhara-kula-bhartur yaḥ prayatnād adhīte 10) Although I am a cheater and a criminal,
sa sapadi sukhade 'smin vāsam āsādya sākṣāc unlimitedly merciful Lord Sacinandana, who is very
chubada-yugala-sevā-ratnam āpnoti tūrṇam dear to you, has given me to you. O Govardhana,
TRANSLATION please do not consider whether I am acceptable
1)O Govardhana, O king of all incomparable great or not, but simply grant me residence near you.
mountains, O hill that became an umbrella with 11) One who carefully reads these ten nectar
the arm of your own Lord as the handle and then verses describing Srila Govardhana, the king of
destroyed the pride of the deva king madly mountains, will very soon reside near that blissful
attacking with raised weapons, please grant the hill and quickly attain the precious jewel of the
residence near you that is so dear to me. service to the handsome divine couple.
2) O Govardhana, please grant to me the
residence near you that will guarantee the sight of Songs by Srinivasa Acarya
the youthful divine couple as they enjoy
passionate amorous pastimes in your caves. Song Name: Krsnotkirtana Gana Nartana
3) O Govardhana, O hill where Lord Krsna happily Parau
plays with Balarama and His friends in the Official Name: Sri Sri Sad-Goswamyastakam
incomparable jeweled courtyards, jeweled lion- (Eight Prayers to the Six Gosvamis)
thrones, trees, waterfalls, mountain-brooks, Author: Srinivasa Acarya
caves, peaks, and valleys, please grant the
residence near you that is so dear to me.
4) O Govardhana, O hill that provides the dark
courtyard that witnesses the dana-keli pastime of
the nectar-treasure youthful divine couple, O hill
that brings great bliss to the best of they who
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kṛṣṇotkīrtana-gāna-nartana-parau rādhā-kuṇḍa-taṭe kalinda-tanayā-
premāmṛtāmbho-nidhī tīre ca vaṁśīvaṭe
dhīrādhīra-jana-priyau priya-karau premonmāda-vaśād aśeṣa-daśayā
nirmatsarau pūjitau grastau pramattau sadā
śrī-caitanya-kṛpā-bharau bhuvi bhuvo gāyantau ca kadā harer guṇa-varaṁ
bhārāvahantārakau bhāvā vibhūtau mudā
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau
śrī-jīvagopālakau śrī-jīvagopālakau
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nānā-śāstra-vicāraṇaika-nipuṇau he rādhe vraja-devike ca lalite
sad-dharma-saṁsthāpakau he nanda-sūno kutaḥ
lokānāṁ hita-kāriṇau tri-bhuvane śrī-govardhana-kalpa-pādapa-tale
mānyau śaraṇyākarau kālindī-vane kutaḥ
rādhā-kṛṣṇa-padāravindabhajanā- ghoṣantāv iti sarvato vraja-pure
nandena mattālikau khedair mahā-vihvalau
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau
śrī-jīva-gopālakau śrī-jīva-gopālakau
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śrī-gaurāṅga-guṇānuvarṇana-vidhau 1) I offer my respectful obeisances unto the six
śraddhā-samṛddhy-anvitau Gosvāmīs, namely Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Sanātana
pāpottāpa-nikṛntanau tanubhṛtāṁ Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, Śrī
govinda-gānāmṛtaiḥ Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, and
ānandāmbudhi-vardhanaika-nipuṇau Śrī Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, who are always
kaivalya-nistārakau engaged in chanting the holy name of Kṛṣṇa and
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau dancing. They are just like the ocean of love of
śrī-jīva-gopālakau God, and they are popular both with the gentle
(4) and with the ruffians, because they are not
tyaktvā tūrṇam aśeṣa-maṇḍala-pati- envious of anyone. Whatever they do, they are
śreṇīṁ sadā tuccha-vat all-pleasing to everyone, and they are fully
bhūtvā dīna-gaṇeśakau karuṇayā blessed by Lord Caitanya. Thus they are engaged
kaupīna-kanthāśritau in missionary activities meant to deliver all the
gopī-bhāva-rasāmṛtābdhi-laharī- conditioned souls in the material universe.
kallola-magnau muhur 2) I offer my respectful obeisances unto the six
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau Gosvāmīs, namely Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Sanātana
śrī-jīva-gopālakau Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, Śrī
(5) Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, and
kūjat-kokila-haṁsa-sārasa-gaṇā- Śrī Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, who are very expert in
kīrṇe mayūrākule scrutinizingly studying all the revealed scriptures
nānā-ratna-nibaddha-mūla-viṭapa- with the aim of establishing eternal religious
śrī-yukta-vṛndāvane principles for the benefit of all human beings.
rādhā-kṛṣṇam ahar-niśaṁ prabhajatau Thus they are honored all over the three worlds
jīvārthadau yau mudā and they are worth taking shelter of because they
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau are absorbed in the mood of the gopis and are
śrī-jīva-gopālakau engaged in the transcendental loving service of
(6) Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa.
saṅkhyā-pūrvaka-nāma-gāna-natibhiḥ 3) I offer my respectful obeisances unto the six
kālāvasānī-kṛtau Gosvāmīs, namely Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Sanātana
nidrāhāra-vihārakādi-vijitau Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, Śrī
cātyanta-dīnau ca yau Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, and
rādhā-kṛṣṇa-guṇa-smṛter madhurimā- Śrī Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, who are very much
nandena sammohitau enriched in understanding of Lord Caitanya and
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau who are thus expert in narrating His
śrī-jīva-gopālakau transcendental qualities. They can purify all
conditioned souls from the reactions of their sinful
activities by pouring upon them transcendental
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songs about Govinda. As such, they are very Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, and
expert in increasing the limits of the ocean of Śrī Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, who were chanting
transcendental bliss, and they are the saviors of very loudly everywhere in Vṛndāvana, shouting,
the living entities from the devouring mouth of "Queen of Vṛndāvana, Rādhārāṇī! O Lalita! O son
liberation. of Nanda Mahārāja! Where are you all now? Are
4) I offer my respectful obeisances unto the six you just on the hill of Govardhana, or are you
Gosvāmīs, namely Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Sanātana under the trees on the bank of the Yamunā?
Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, Śrī Where are you?" These were their moods in
Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, and executing Kṛṣṇa consciousness.
Śrī Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, who kicked off all
association of aristocracy as insignificant. In order Songs by Govinda Das Kaviraja
to deliver the poor conditioned souls, they
accepted loincloths, treating themselves as Song Name: Bhaja Hu Re Mana
mendicants, but they are always merged in the Author: Govinda Das Kaviraja
ecstatic ocean of the gopis' love for Kṛṣṇa and (1)
bathe always and repeatedly in the waves of that bhajahū re mana śrī-nanda-nandana
ocean. abhaya-caraṇāravinda re
5) I offer my respectful obeisances unto the six durlabha mānava-janama sat-saṅge
Gosvāmīs, namely Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Sanātana taroho e bhava-sindhu re
Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, Śrī (2)
Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, and śīta ātapa bāta bariṣaṇa
Śrī Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, who were always e dina jāminī jāgi re
engaged in worshiping Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa in the biphale sevinu kṛpaṇa durajana
transcendental land of Vṛndāvana where there are capala sukha-laba lāgi’ re
beautiful trees full of fruits and flowers which (3)
have under their roots all valuable jewels. The e dhana, yaubana, putra, parijana
Gosvāmīs are perfectly competent to bestow upon ithe ki āche paratīti re
the living entities the greatest boon of the goal of kamala-dala-jala, jīvana ṭalamala
life. bhajahū hari-pada nīti re
6) I offer my respectful obeisances unto the six (4)
Gosvāmīs, namely Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Sanātana śravaṇa, kīrtana, smaraṇa, vandana,
Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, Śrī pāda-sevana, dāsya re
Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, and pūjana, sakhī-jana, ātma-nivedana
Śrī Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, who were engaged in govinda-dāsa-abhilāṣa re
chanting the holy names of the Lord and bowing TRANSLATION
down in a scheduled measurement. In this way 1) O mind just worship the lotus feet of the son of
they utilized their valuable lives and in executing Nanda, which make one fearless. Having obtained
these devotional activities they conquered over this rare human birth, cross over this ocean of
eating and sleeping and were always meek and worldly existence through the association of
humble enchanted by remembering the saintly persons.
transcendental qualities of the Lord. 2) Both in the day and at night I remain sleepless,
7) I offer my respectful obeisances unto the six suffering the pains of the heat and cold, the wind
Gosvāmīs, namely Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Sanātana and the rain. For a fraction of flickering happiness
Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, Śrī I have uselessly served wicked and miserly men.
Raghunātha dāsa Gosvāmī, Śrī Jīva Gosvāmī, and 3) What assurance of real happiness is there in all
Śrī Gopāla Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, who were sometimes of one's wealth, youthfulness, sons, and family
on the bank of the Rādhā-kunda lake or the members? This life is tottering like a drop of water
shores of the Yamuna and sometimes at on a lotus petal; therefore you should always
Vaṁśīvaṭa. There they appeared just like madmen serve and worship the divine feet of Lord Hari.
in the full ecstasy of love for Kṛṣṇa, exhibiting 4) It is the desire and great longing of Govinda
different transcendental symptoms in their bodies, Dasa to engage himself in the nine processes of
and they were merged in the ecstasy of Kṛṣṇa bhakti, namely hearing the glories of Lord Hari
consciousness. and chanting those glories, constantly
8) I offer my respectful obeisances unto the six remembering Him and offering prayers to Him,
Gosvāmīs, namely Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Śrī Sanātana serving the Lord's lotus feet, serving the Supreme
Gosvāmī, Śrī Raghunātha Bhaṭṭa Gosvāmī, Śrī Lord as a servant, worshiping Him with flowers
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and incense and so forth, serving Him as a friend, 5) With upraised arms I pray to the feet of all of
and completely offering the Lord one's very self. Gauranga’s bhaktas, in whichever country they
may reside.
Songs by Devakinandana Das Thakura 6) Holding a straw between my teeth, I submit at
the feet of all the servants of Mahaprabhu that
Song Name: Vrndavana Vasi Jata Vaisnavera were or will be.
Gana 7) I have heard their glorification in the Vedas and
Official Name: Vaisnava Vandana Puranas, which proclaim that each one of His
Author: Devakinandana Das Thakura devotees has the sakti to deliver an entire
(1) universe.
vṛndāvana-vāsī jata vaiṣṇavera gaṇa 8) (Hearing of their glory) I have come with great
prathame vandanā kari sabāra caraṇa eagerness to surrender to Mahaprabhu’s bhaktas,
(2) who are all patita-pavana for sinners like me.
nīlācala-vāsī jata mahāprabhura gaṇa 9) What power do I have to glorify them? But out
bhūmite poḍiyā vandoń sabāra caraṇa of my ignorance and un-mitigating pride I do so
(3) anyway, thinking myself so qualified.
navadvīpa-vāsī jata mahāprabhura bhakta 10) Even though I am dumb and unable to
sabāra caraṇa vandoń haiyā anurakta express their greatness, still my heart is joyful due
(4) to my great good fortune (that the Vaisnavas
mahāprabhura bhakta jata gauḍa-deśe sthiti have accepted me as their own and Sri Gurudeva
sabāra caraṇa vandoń kariyā praṇati has given me harinama full of blissful pastimes).
(5) Forgive the faults of this fallen soul and make me
je-deśe je-deśe baise gaurāńgera gaṇa your servant.
ūrdhva-bāhu kari vandoń sabāra caraṇa 11) They award the perfection of all desires,
(6) including freedom from death, and even that
haiyāchena haibena prabhura jata dāsa rarest treasure not found in this world – prema!
sabāra caraṇa vandoń dante kari’ ghāsa 12) All of one’s pure, heartfelt desires will be
(7) fulfilled without delay. Devaki-nandana dasa,
brahmāṇḍa tārite śakti dhare jane jane intensely eager for this, glorifies and prays to the
e veda purāṇe guṇa gāya jevā śune Vaisnavas.
(8)
mahāprabhura gaṇa saba patita-pāvana Songs by Adi Sankaracarya
tāi lobhe mui pāpī lainu śaraṇa
(9) Song Name: Devi Suresvari Bhagavati
vandanā karite mui kata śakti dhari Gange
tamo-buddhi-doṣe mui dambha mātra kari Official Name: Sri Sri Ganga Stotram
(10) Author: Adi Sankaracarya
tathāpi mūkera bhāgya manera ullāsa (1)
doṣa kṣami’ mo-adhame kara nija-dāsa devi sureśvari bhagavati gańge
(11) tribhuvana-tāriṇi tarala tarańge
sarva-vāñchā siddhi haya yama-bandha chuṭe śańkara-mauli-vihāriṇi vimale
jagate durlabha haiyā prema-dhana luṭe mama matir āstāṁ tava pada-kamale
(12) (2)
manera vāsanā pūrṇa acirāte haya bhāgirathi sukha-dāyini mātas
devakīnandana dāsa ei lobhe kaya tava jala-mahimā nigame khyātaḥ
TRANSLATION nāhaṁ jāne tava mahimānaṁ
1) First of all I offer glorifications to the feet of all pāhi kṛpāmayi mām ajnānam
of the Vaisnavas of Vrndavana. (3)
2) Praising of all of Mahaprabhu’s Nilacala hari-pada-pādya-tarańgiṇi gańge
associates, I prostrate at their feet. hima-vidhu-muktā-dhavala-tarańge
3) I pray for loving attachment to the lotus feet of dūrīkuru mama duṣkṛti-bhāraṁ
all of Mahaprabhu’s Navadvipa bhaktas. kuru kṛpayā bhava-sāgara-pāram
4) I offer pranamas at the feet of all of
Mahaprabhu’s Gaudadesa (Bengal) devotees.

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(4) TRANSLATION
tava jalam amalaṁ yena nipītaṁ 1) O Goddess Ganga! You are the divine river
parama-padaṁ khalu tena gṛhītam from heaven, you are the saviour of all the three
mātar gańge tvayi yo bhaktaḥ worlds, you are pure and restless, you adorn Lord
kila taṁ draṣṭuṁ na yamaḥ śaktaḥ Shiva’s head. O Mother! may my mind always rest
(5) at your lotus feet.
patitoddhāriṇi jāhnavi gańge 2) O Mother Bhagirathi! You give happiness to
khaṇḍita-giri-vara-maṇḍita-bhańge everyone. The significance of your holy waters is
bhīṣma janani he muni-vara-kanye sung in the Vedas. I am ignorant and am not
patita-nivāriṇi tribhuvana-dhanye capable to comprehend your importance. O Devi!
(6) you are full of mercy. Please protect me.
kalpa-latām iva phaladām loke 3) O Devi! Your waters are as sacred as
praṇamati yas tvāṁ na patati śoke “Charanamriti” of Sri Hari. Your waves are white
pārāvāra-vihāriṇi gańge like snow, moon and pearls. Please wash away all
vimukha-vanitā-kṛta-taralāpāńge my sins and help me cross this ocean of Samsara.
(7) 4) O Mother! those who partake of your pure
tava cen mātaḥ srotaḥ-snātaḥ waters, definitely attain the highest state. O
punar api jaṭhare so’pi na jātaḥ Mother Ganga! Yama, the Lord of death cannot
naraka-nivāriṇi jāhnavi gańge harm your devotees.
kaluṣa-vināśini mahimottuńge 5) O Jahnavi! your waters flowing through the
(8) Himalayas make you even more beautiful. You are
punar asad-ańge puṇya-tarańge Bhishma’s mother and sage Jahnu’s daughter. You
jaya jaya jāhnavi karuṇāpāńge are saviour of the people fallen from their path,
indra-mukuṭa-maṇi-rājita-caraṇe and so you are revered in all three worlds.
sukhade śubhade bhṛtya-śaraṇye 6) O Mother! You fulfill all the desires of the ones
(9) devoted to you. Those who bow down to you do
rogaṁ śokaṁ tāpaṁ pāpaṁ not have to grieve. O Ganga! You are restless to
hara me bhagavati kumati-kalāpam merge with the ocean, just like a young lady
tribhuvana-sāre vasudhāhāre anxious to meet her beloved.
tvam asi gatir mama khalu saṁsāre 7) O Mother! those who bathe in your waters do
(10) not have to take birth again. O Jahnavi! You are
alakānande paramānande held in the highest esteem. You destroy your
kuru karuṇāmayi kātara-vandye devotee’s sins and save them from hell.
tava taṭa-nikaṭe yasya nivāsaḥ 8) O Jahnavi! You are full of compassion. You
khalu vaikuṇṭhe tasya nivāsaḥ purify your devotees with your holy waters. Your
(11) feet are adorned with the gems of Indra’s crown.
varam iha nīre kamaṭho mīnaḥ Those who seek refuge in you are blessed with
kiṁ vā tīre śaraṭaḥ kṣīṇaḥ happiness.
athavā śvapaco malino dīnaḥ 9) O Bhagavati! Take away my diseases, sorrows,
tava na hi dūre nṛpatiḥ kulīnaḥ difficulties, sins and wrong attitudes. You are the
(12) essence of the three worlds and you are like a
bho bhuvaneśvari puṇye dhanye necklace around the Earth. O Devi! You alone are
devi dravamayi muni-vara-kanye my refuge in this Samsara.
gańgā-stavam imam amalaṁ nityaṁ 10) O Ganga! those who seek happiness worship
paṭhati naro yaḥ sa jayati satyam you. You are the source of happiness for Alkapuri
(13) and source of eternal bliss. Those who reside on
yeṣāṁ hṛdaye gańgā bhaktis your banks are as privileged as those living in
teṣāṁ bhavati sadā sukha-muktiḥ Vaikunta.
madhura-manohara-pajjhaṭikābhiḥ 11) O Devi ! It is better to live in your waters as
paramānanda-kalita-lalitābhiḥ turtle or fish, or live on your banks as poor
(14) “candal” rather than to live away from you as a
gańgā-stotram idaṁ bhava-sāraṁ wealthy king.
vāñchitaphaladam vimalaṁ sāram 12) O Godess of Universe! You purify us. O
śańkara-sevaka-śańkara-racitaṁ daughter of muni Jahnu! one who recites this
paṭhati ca vinayīdam iti samāptam Ganga Stotram
everyday, definitely achieves success.
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13) Those who have devotion for Mother Ganga, hara tvaṁ pāpānāṁ vitatim aparāṁ yādava-pate
always get happiness and they attain liberation. aho dine ‘nāthe nihita-caraṇo niścitam idaṁ
This beautiful and lyrical Gangastuti is a source of jagannāthaḥ svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me
Supreme bliss. (9)
14) This Ganga Stotram, written by Sri Adi jagannāthāṣṭakaṁ puṇyaṁ
Shankaracharya, devotee of Lord Shiva, purifies yaḥ paṭhet prayataḥ śuciḥ
us and fulfills all sarva-pāpa-viśuddhātmā
our desires viṣṇu-lokaṁ sa gacchati
TRANSLATION
Song Name: Kadacit Kalindi Tata Vipina 1) Sometimes in great happiness Lord Jagannatha
Official Name: Sri Sri Jagannathastakam makes a loud concert with His flute in the groves
Author: Adi Sankaracarya on the banks of the Yamuna. He is like a
(1) bumblebee tasting the beautiful lotus like faces of
kadācit kālindī-taṭa-vipina-saṅgītaka-ravo the cowherd damsels of Vraja, and great
mudābhīrī-nārī-vadana-kamalāsvāda-madhupaḥ personalities such as Laksmi, Siva, Brahma, Indra,
ramā-śambhu-brahmāmara-pati-gaṇeśārcita-pado and Ganesa worship His lotus feet. May that
jagannāthaḥ svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me Jagannatha Svami be the object of my vision.
(2) 2) In His left hand Lord Jagannatha holds a flute,
bhuje savye veṇuṁ śirasi śikhi-picchaṁ kaṭi-taṭe on His head He wears peacock feathers, and on
dukūlaṁ netrānte sahacari-kaṭākṣaṁ vidadhate His hips He wears fine yellow silken cloth. From
sadā śrīmad-vṛndāvana-vasati-līlā-paricayo the corners of His eyes He bestows sidelong
jagannāthaḥ svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me glances upon His loving devotees, and He always
(3) reveals Himself through His pastimes in His divine
mahāmbhodes tīre kanaka-rucire nīla-śikhare abode of Vrndavana. May that Jagannatha Svami
vasan prāsādāntaḥ sahaja-balabhadrena balinā be the object of my vision.
subhadrā-madhya-sthaḥ sakala-sura-sevāvasara-do 3) On the shore of the great ocean, within a large
jagannāthaḥ svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me palace atop the brilliant, golden Nilacala Hill, Lord
(4) Jagannatha resides with His powerful brother
kṛpā-pārāvāraḥ sajala-jalada-śreṇi-ruciro Balabhadra and His sister Subhadra, who sits
ramā-vāṇī-rāmaḥ sphurad-amala-paṅkeruha- between Them. May that Jagannatha Svami, who
mukhaḥ bestows the opportunity for devotional service
surendrair ārādhyaḥ śruti-gaṇa-śikhā-gīta-carito upon all godly souls, be the object of my vision.
jagannāthaḥ svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me 4) Lord Jagannatha is an ocean of mercy and as
(5) beautiful as a row of blackish rain clouds. He is
rathārūḍho gacchan pathi milita-bhūdeva-paṭalaiḥ the storehouse of bliss for Laksmi and Sarasvati,
stuti-prādurbhāvaṁ prati-padam upākarṇya and His face resembles a spotless full-blown lotus.
sadayaḥ The best of demigods and sages worship Him, and
dayā-sindhur bandhuḥ sakala-jagatāṁ sindhu- the Upanisads sing His glories. May that
sutayā Jagannatha Svami be the object of my vision.
jagannāthaḥ svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me 5) When Lord Jagannatha moves along the road
(6) on His Rathayatra car, at every step large
paraṁ-brahmāpīḍaḥ kuvalaya-dalotphulla-nayano assemblies of brahmanas loudly chant prayers and
nivāsī nīlādrau nihita-caraṇo ‘nanta-śirasi sing songs for His pleasure. Hearing their hymns,
rasānandī rādhā-sarasa-vapur āliṅgana-sukho Lord Jagannatha becomes very favorably disposed
jagannāthaḥ svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me toward them. He is the ocean of mercy and the
(7) true friend of all the worlds. May that Jagannatha
na vai yāce rājyam na ca kanaka-māṇikya- Svami, along with His consort Laksmi, who was
vibhavaṁ born from the ocean of nectar, be the object of
na yāce ‘haṁ ramyāṁ sakala-jana-kāmyāṁ my vision.
varavadhūm 6) Lord Jagannatha, whose eyes resemble full-
sadā kāle kāle pramatha-patinā gīta-carito blown lotus petals, is the ornament on Lord
jagannāthaḥ svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me Brahma's head. He resides on Nilacala Hill with His
(8) lotus feet placed on the heads of Anantadeva.
hara tvaṁ saṁsāraṁ drutataram asāraṁ sura-pate Overwhelmed by the mellows of love, He joyfully
embraces Srimati Radharani's body, which is like a

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cool pond. May that Jagannatha Svami be the (7)
object of my vision. man-mānase tāmasa-rāśi-ghore
7) I do not pray for a kingdom nor do I pray for kārāgṛhe duḥkha-maye nibaddhaḥ
gold, rubies, or wealth. I do not ask for a beautiful labhasva he caura! hare! cirāya
wife as desired by all men. I simply pray that sva-caurya-doṣocitam eva daṇḍam
Jagannatha Svami, whose glories Lord Siva always (8)
sings, may be the constant object of my vision. kārāgṛhe vasa sadā hṛdaye madīye
8) O Lord of the demigods, please quickly remove mad-bhakti-pāśa-dṛḍha-bandhana-niścalaḥ san
this useless material existence I am undergoing. O tvāṁ kṛṣṇa he! pralaya-koṭi-śatāntare ’pi
Lord of the Yadus, please destroy this vast, sarvasva-caura! hṛdayān na hi mocayāmi
shoreless ocean of sins. Alas, this is certain Lord TRANSLATION
Jagannatha bestows His lotus feet upon those 1) I offer pranama to that foremost of thieves –
who feel themselves fallen and have no shelter in who is famous in Vraja as the butter-thief and He
this world but Him. May that Jagannatha Svami be who steals the gopis’ clothes, and who, for those
the object of my vision. who take shelter of Him, steals the sins which
9) The self-retrained, virtuous soul who recites have accrued over many lifetimes.
these eight verses glorifying Lord Jagannatha 2) I offer pranama to the foremost of thieves –
becomes cleansed of all sins and duly proceeds to who steals Srimati Radhika’s heart, who steals the
Lord Visnu's abode. dark luster of a fresh raincloud, and who steals all
the sins and sufferings of those who take shelter
Songs by Bilvamangala Thakura of His feet.
3) He turns His surrendered devotees into paupers
Song Name: Vraje Prasiddham Navanita and wandering, homeless beggars – aho! such a
Official Name: Sri Sri Corastakam fearsome thief has never been seen or heard of in
Author: Bilvamangala Thakura all the three worlds.
(1) 4) Mere utterance of His name purges one of a
vraje prasiddhaṁ navanīta-cauraṁ mountain of sins – such an astonishingly
gopāńganānāṁ ca dukūla-cauram wonderful thief I have never seen or heard of
aneka-janmārjita-pāpa-cauraṁ anywhere!
caurāgragaṇyaṁ puruṣaṁ namāmi 5) O Thief! Having stolen my wealth, my honour,
(2) my senses, my life and my everything, where can
śrī rādhikāyā hṛdayasya cauraṁ You run to? I have caught You with the rope of
navāmbuda-śyāmala-kānti-cauram my devotion.
padāśritānāṁ ca samasta-cauraṁ 6) You cut the terrible noose of Yamaraja, You
caurāgragaṇyaṁ puruṣaṁ namāmi sever the dreadful noose of material existence,
(3) and You slash everyone’s material bondage, but
akiñcanī-kṛtya padāśritaṁ yaḥ You are unable to cut the knot fastened by Your
karoti bhikṣuṁ pathi geha-hīnam own loving devotees.
kenāpy aho bhīṣaṇa-caura īdṛg 7) O stealer of my everything! O Thief! Today I
dṛṣṭaḥ-śruto vā na jagat-traye ’pi have imprisoned You in the miserable prison-
(4) house of my heart which is very fearful due to the
yadīya nāmāpi haraty aśeṣaṁ terrible darkness of my ignorance, and there for a
giri-prasārān api pāpa-rāśīn very long time You will remain, receiving
āścarya-rūpo nanu caura īdṛg appropriate punishment for Your crimes of
dṛṣṭaḥ śruto vā na mayā kadāpi thievery!
(5) 8) O Krsna, thief of my everything! The noose of
dhanaṁ ca mānaṁ ca tathendriyāṇi my devotion remaining forever tight, You will
prāṇāṁś ca hṛtvā mama sarvam eva continue to reside in the prison-house of my heart
palāyase kutra dhṛto ’dya caura because I will not release You for millions of
tvaṁ bhakti-dāmnāsi mayā niruddhaḥ aeons.
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chinatsi ghoraṁ yama-pāśa-bandhaṁ Songs by Others
bhinatsi bhīmaṁ bhava-pāśa-bandham
chinatsi sarvasya samasta-bandhaṁ Song Name: Adharam Madhuram
naivātmano bhakta-kṛtaṁ tu bandham Official Name: Śrī Śrī Madhurāṣṭakam
Author: Sri Vallabhacarya
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(1) beauty is sweet, His tilaka is sweet—Everything is
adharaṁ madhuraṁ vadanaṁ madhuraṁ sweet about the Emperor of sweetness!
nayanaṁ madhuraṁ hasitaṁ madhuraṁ 5) His deeds are sweet, His liberating is sweet His
hṛdayaṁ madhuraṁ gamanaṁ madhuraṁ stealing is sweet, His love-sports are sweet His
madhurādhi-pater akhilaṁ madhuraṁ oblations are sweet, His tranquility is sweet—
(2) Everything is sweet about the Emperor of
vacanaṁ madhuraṁ caritaṁ madhuraṁ sweetness!
vasanaṁ madhuraṁ valitaṁ madhuraṁ 6) His gunja-berry necklace is sweet, His flower
calitaṁ madhuraṁ bhramitaṁ madhuraṁ garland is sweet His Yamuna river is sweet, His
madhurādhi-pater akhilaṁ madhuraṁ ripples are sweet His water is sweet, His lotuses
(3) are sweet—Everything is sweet about the Emperor
veṇur madhuro reṇur madhuraḥ of sweetness!
pāṇir madhuraḥ pādau madhurau 7) His gopis are sweet, His pastimes are sweet,
nṛtyaṁ madhuraṁ sakhyaṁ madhuraṁ His union is sweet, His food is sweet, His delight is
madhurādhi-pater akhilaṁ madhuraṁ sweet, His courtesy is sweet — Everything is
(4) sweet about the Emperor of sweetness!
gītaṁ madhuraṁ pītaṁ madhuraṁ 8) His gopas are sweet, His cows are sweet His
bhuktaṁ madhuraṁ suptam madhuraṁ staff is sweet, His creation is sweet His trampling
rūpaṁ madhuraṁ tilakaṁ madhuraṁ is sweet, His fruitfulness is sweet—Everything is
madhurādhi-pater akhilaṁ madhuraṁ sweet about the Emperor of sweetness!
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karaṇaṁ madhuraṁ taraṇaṁ madhuraṁ Song Name: Amar Nitai Mile Na
haraṇaṁ madhuraṁ ramaṇaṁ madhuraṁ (1)
vamitaṁ madhuraṁ śamitaṁ madhuraṁ āmāra nitāi mile nā bholā mana
madhurādhi-pater akhilaṁ madhuraṁ gaura mile na
(6) sarā gāy mākhila tilaka
guñjā madhurā mālā madhurā gaura mile nā
yamunā madhurā vīcī madhurā (2)
salilaṁ madhuraṁ kamalaṁ madhuraṁ bhitar bahera thika na hale
madhurādhi-pater akhilaṁ madhuraṁ gaura prema ki kothāya mile
(7) (o tare)ṭik nā hale upāsanā
gopī madhurā līlā madhurā til deyinā tor de sona
yuktaṁ madhuraṁ bhuktaṁ madhuraṁ sarā gāy………..
hṛṣṭaṁ madhuraṁ śiṣṭaṁ madhuraṁ (3)
madhurādhi-pater akhilaṁ madhuraṁ man pariskar koro age
(8) gaura bhajana anurāge
gopā madhurā gāvo madhurā anurāge tilak kete
yaṣṭir madhurā sṛṣṭir madhurā gaura bhajana hala nā(hāy bholā man)
dalitaṁ madhuraṁ phalitaṁ madhuraṁ (4)
madhurādhi-pater akhilaṁ madhuraṁ je jon mukta goṣṭi ādar kare
TRANSLATION āmāra doyāl nitāi tahār ghare
1) His lips are sweet, His face is sweet His eyes (o tor)tare bhakti bhāre dakalā pare
are sweet, His smile is sweet His heart is sweet, utara sadā safal habe
His gait is sweet—Everything is sweet about the TRANSLATION
Emperor of sweetness! 1) O Lost Mind You cannot find my Lord
2) His words are sweet, His character is sweet His Nityananda as well as Lord Gauranga. You have
dress is sweet, His belly-folds are sweet His smeared your whole body with tilak but still
movements are sweet, His wandering is sweet— cannot find Gaura chaand.
Everything is sweet about the Emperor of 2) How can you find the true love of Lord Gaura
sweetness! anywhere, if you are not properly situated
3) His flute is sweet, His foot-dust is sweet His internally and externally. If your worship is not
hands are sweet, His feet are sweet His dancing is proper O my friend, then you will not find that
sweet, His friendship is sweet—Everything is gold treasure of pure love.
sweet about the Emperor of sweetness! 3) You have to first clean the dirty mind, only then
4) His singing is sweet, His yellow cloth is sweet will affection for the names and glorification of
His eating is sweet, His sleeping is sweet His
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Lord will arise. With affection i applied tilak......but (3)
could not do gaur bhajan..oh Lost mind !! śyāma virohe kāńde kāńde sūka sārī
4) My merciful Nitai stays in the home of that śyāma virohe kāńde kāńde vraja nārī
person who loves this eternal commodity of love. bājā nā śyāmer veṇu
When you call out with utmost devotion to that goṣṭhe cale nā dhenu
dear one of Lord, your path will be a success and vrajete cale gecche prāṇer kanāi (go)
not a failure TRANSLATION
Refrain: Now that Syama has left Braja, who else
Song Name: Antara Mandire Jago Jago will play the flute?
(refrain) antara mandire jāgo jāgo 1) Since Syama has left Braja, the beautiful lotus-
mādhava kṛṣṇa gopāl like Radharani is so unhappy that She is
(1) constantly weeping.
nava-aruṇa-sama 2) While decorating a forest bower with
jāgo hṛdoye mama wildflowers, Radharani exclaims, “My dear friend,
sundara giridhārī-lāl all night I lie awake weeping because Syama will
mādhava kṛṣṇa gopāl not be coming. He is no longer in Braja!”
(2) 3) Due to separation of Syama both male and
nayane ghanāye betāri bādol female parrots are weeping, along with the
jāgo jāgo tumi kiśora śyāmal cowherd girls of Braja. Syama is no longer playing
śrī rādhā-priyatama jāgo hṛdoye mama the flute and the cows no longer go out to the
jāgo he ghoṣter rākhāl pasture. “My dear friend, our life and soul, Krsna,
mādhava kṛṣṇa gopāl has left Braja!”
(3)
yaśodā dulāl eso eso nani-cor Song Name: Ar Koto Kal
prāṇer devatā eso he kiśor Author: Mira Bhāi
loye rādhā bāme hṛdi braja dhāme (refrain)
eso he brajer rākhāl ār koto kāl, giridhārī lāl
mādhava kṛṣṇa gopāl ārāle ārāle robe
TRANSLATION (1)
1) Please arise, please arise in the temple of my nayaneri jāl jhori abirol
heart, O Madhava! O Krsna! O Gopal! Please arise, daraśana pābo kabe
glowing radiantly in my heart like the new sunrise, (2)
O beautiful one! O Darling Giridhari-Lal! tomār caraṇa prabhu niyechi saraṇa
2) Tears are pouring from my eyes like a monsoon pujār kusūm sama ei tanu mana
cloudburst! Please arise, please arise, O youthful akul āmār ei maram meri āśā
Kisora! O dark Syamal! O most beloved of Srimati tabe ki biphale jābe
Radharani! Please arise in my heart! Please arise, (3)
O maintainer of the cowheards! dekha jadi nāhi dibe aganir doyā
3) O darling of Yasoda! Come, please come, O tabe keno dile āśā bhoriyā hṛdoy
butter thief! O Lord of my life! Please come, O mirār parāṇe tomāri kāmanā
youthful boy! Bringing Radha along at Your left, in daraśana pābo kabe
the abode of Vraja within my heart, please come TRANSLATION
O protector of Vraja! After how long will I see You, O darling Giridhari
Lal? Until then, I will simply remain here, waiting
Song Name: Ar Ke Bajabe Bamsi and waiting!
(refrain) 1) Tears are flowing incessantly from my eyes. O
ār ke bājābe bāṁśī śyāma braje nāi (go) when will I attain Your vision? Until then waiting ..
(1) 2) O Lord, I have taken shelter of Your lotus feet.
mana duhkhe kāńde ekā kamalini rāi go In Your worship, I offer my body and mind as
śyāma braje nāi flowers. My heart is fervent with these aspirations.
(2) Will they go unfulfilled? Until then waiting ..
phuler baśara kālī 3) If You will not give me a glimpse of Yourself
sajara virohīnī out of limitless mercy, then why have You given
āmi saba niśi jāgiyā me this desire that completely fills my heart? O
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when will I ever attain Your vision? Until then (6)
waiting .. āsiyā jamunār kule nāce hari hari bole
jamunā uthole ese caraṇa dhoyāi
Song Name: Bhaja Gauranga, Kaha TRANSLATION
Gauranga 1) The moonlike Lord Gaura Chanda arrives in
Sung by: Lord Nityananda Vrndavana while dancing, swaying to and fro, and
bhaja gauranga kaha gauranga singing the glories of Lord Hari.
laha gaurangera name 2) The creepers adorning the trees of Vrndavana
ye jana gauranga bhaje are overwhelmed with ecstatic love, and they are
sei amara prana re speaking about the glories of Lord Hari. Flocks of
TRANSLATION birds who live in the groves are singing the name
Worship Gauranga, speak of Gauranga, chant of Lord Hari.
Gauranga's name. Whoever worships Sri 3) Lord Gaura says, “Hari! Hari!” a female parrot
Gauranga is My life and soul responds, “Hari! Hari!” and then all male and
female parrots start singing a loud chorus of the
Song Name: Carana Kamal name of Hari.
Author: Sūra Dasa 4) Becoming intoxicated by the holy name, the
(refrain) deer come forward from out of the forest. The
carana kamal vandoń hari rāyī peacocks and peahens are dancing and frolicking
(1) in ecstatic love.
jālkī kṛpā pāńgu giri lāńge 5) Lord Hari is in His heart, Lord Hari is in His
āndhe koń saba kachu darasāyī meditation, and He always chants the name of
(2) Hari with His voice. Gaura Chanda is intoxicated
bahira sunni muka puni bolai by ecstatic mellows and rolls around on the
rańka cale sira chatra dhāraye ground while singing and singing Harinama.
(3) 6) Arriving on the bank of the Yamuna River, He
surdās swāmī karunāmaye dances wildly while chanting “Hari! Hari!” Mother
bāra bāra vandoń tehi pāye Yamuna becomes so ecstatic that she arises and
TRANSLATION comes forward to wash Lord Gauranga’s feet.
Refrain: I offer prayers unto the lotus feet of the
worshipful Lord Hari. Song Name: Duhkher Sagore
1-2) By His mercy, a lame person crosses (refrain)
mountains, a blind person sees everything, a deaf duḥkher sāgore bhāsiyechi
person hears, a dumb person again speaks, and uttāriye jāni nā
even a poor person walks with a servant holding (1)
an umbrella over his head. uthāl deu āsiche chuṭiyā
3) The Lord of Sūra Dās is full of compassion. ki habe tāhā jāni nā
Therefore, I offer my obeisances unto His lotus (2)
feet, again and again. dīna-doyāl tumi bhagavān
pār koro āmāi shāmne tuphān
Song Name: Dhule Dhule Gora Chanda (3)
(1) tumi jadi prabhu nāhi koro pār
dhule dhule gorā chāṅda hari guṇa gāi pārer āśā rākhi nā
āsiyā vṛndāvane nāce gaura rāy TRANSLATION
(2) Refrain: I am swimming in the ocean of material
vṛndāvaner tarur latā preme koy hari kathā suffering, and I do not know of any way to be
nikuñjer pakhi guli hari nām sonāi lifted out.
(3) 1) O Lord! Please rescue me from the raging
gaura bole hari hari śārī bole hari hari storm that is rapidly approaching with torrents of
mukhe mukhe śuka sāri hari nām gāi rain. When it reaches me, I do not know what will
(4) happen.
hari nāme matta hoye hariṇa āsiche dei 2) You, O Lord, are the Supreme Personality of
mayūr mayūrī preme nāciyā khelāy Godhead, who is merciful to poor fallen souls.
(5) Please save me from the terrible storm that
prāṇe hari dhyāne hari hari bolo badan bhori menaces before me.
harinām geye geye rase gale jāi
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3) If You do not deliver me, O Lord, then I do not (3)
even hope to be saved. rāsa-vihārini rasa-bisatārini
piya-ura-dhārini śrī-rādhe
Song Name: Hari He Doyal Mor nava-nava-raṅgī navala-tribhaṅgī
Official Name: Dainya O Prapatti (Humility syāma-su-aṅgī śrī-kṛṣṇa
and Devotional Surrender) (4)
(1) prāna-piyārī rūpa-ujyārī ati-sukuṅvārī śrī-rādhe
hari he doyāl mor jaya rādhā-nāth maina-manohara mahā-moda-kara
bāro bāro ei-bāro loho nija sāth suṅdara-bara-tara śrī-kṛṣṇa
(2) (5)
bahu yoni bhrami’ nātha! loinu śaraṇ sobhā-sainī mobhā-mainī kokila-bainī śrī-rādhe
nija-gue kṛpā koro’ adhama-tāraṇ kīrati-vantā kāmini-kaṅtā śrī-bhagavaṅtā śrī-kṛṣṇa
(3) (6)
jagata-kāraṇa tumi jagata-jīvan caṅdā-badanī kuṅdā-raḍanī sobhā-sadanī śrī-
tomā chāḍā kār nāhi he rādhā-ramaṇ rādhe
(4) parama-udārā prabhā-apārā ati-sukuṅvārā śrī-
bhuvana-maṅgala tumi bhuvaner pati kṛṣṇa
tumi upekhile nātha, ki hoibe gati (7)
(5) haṁsā-gavanī rājati-ravanī krīḍā-kavanī śrī-rādhe
bhāviyā dekhinu ei jagata-mājhāre rūpa-rasālā naina-bisālā parama-kṛpālā śrī-kṛṣṇa
tomā binā keho nāhi e dāse uddhāre (8)
TRANSLATION kaṅcana-belī rati-rasa-relī ati-alabelī śrī-rādhe
1) O Hari! O my merciful Lord! All glories to You, saba-sukha-sāgara saba-guṇa-āgara
O Lord of Radha! Again and again I have pleaded rūpa-ujāgara śrī-kṛṣṇa
with You, and now I beg You yet again to accept (9)
me as Your own. ravanī-ramyā tara-tara-tamyā
2) O Lord! Hopelessly taking birth over and over, I guṇa-agamyā śrī-rādhe
have now come to You for refuge. Please show dhāma-nivāsī prabhā-prakāsī sahaja-suhāsī śrī-
Your merciful nature and deliver this wretched kṛṣṇa
soul. (10)
3) You are the cause of the universe, and its very śaktyāhlādini ati-priya-vādini
life. Other than You, O lover of Radha, there is no ura-unmādini śrī-rādhe
shelter. aṅga-aṅga-tauna sarasa-salauna
4) You bring about auspiciousness for the world, subhaga-suthauna śrī-kṛṣṇa
and You are the master of all the worlds as well. (11)
O Lord, what will become of me if You forsake rādhā-nāmini guṇa-abhirāmini
me? hari-priya-svāminī śrī-rādhe
5) I have understood, after contemplating my hare-hare-hari hare-hare-hari
predicament, that within this world there is no one hare-hare-hari śrī-kṛṣṇa
who can deliver this servant but You. TRANSLATION
Introductory Verse: All glories to that Person who
Song Name: Jaya Radhe Jaya Radhe Radhe stands in a beautiful three-fold stance! He is the
Author: Hari Vyasa Devacarya connoisseur of newer and newer playful sports,
(introductory verse) and His body is effulgent with the nicest dark
nava-nava raṅgi tri-bhaṅgi jaya, complexion. This is Lord Syama. All Glories to You,
syāma su-aṅgi syāma Radhe! All glories to You, Hari-priya! O Sri Radhe!
jaya rādhe jaya hari-priye, śrī-rādhe sukha dhāma You are the abode and reservoir of all happiness!”
(1) 1) Jaya Radhe Jaya Radhe Radhe Jaya Radhe
jaya rādhe jaya rādhe rādhe Jaya Sri Radhe! Jaya Krsna Jaya Krsna Krsna Jaya
jaya rādhe jaya śrī-rādhe Krsna Jaya Sri Krsna!
jaya kṛṣṇa jaya kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa jaya kṛṣṇa jaya śrī- 2) O Sri Radhe! You are a fresh young maiden
kṛṣṇa with slender waist, endowed with the luster of
(2) new adolesence, the fairest golden complexion,
syāmā gorī nitya-kisorī prītama-jorī śrī-rādhe eternally situated in the sweet blossoming of
rasika rasīlo chaila-chabīlo guṇa-garabīlo śrī-kṛṣṇa divine youth. You are the only perfect match for
Your most Beloved. O Sri Krsna! You are the true
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relisher of transcendental mellows, sweet and situated at the topmost level of successive
relishable in every aspect, effulgent that You greatness and Your divine qualities are
represent the topmost superexcellence of pure imperceptible to ordinary senses or minds. O Sri
enchantment, and in great pride due to Your Krsna! You are a permament resident of the holy
awareness of Your own transcendental qualities. abode of Sri Vraja. You radiate a most influential
3) O Sri Radhe! You are the sportive Princess of aura. You naturally wear a pleasant smile.
the ecstatic rasa dance festival, which You 10) O Sri Radhe! You are the very potency of
organize every night, the distributor of pure divine pleasure. Your speech is such that whoever
ecstatic rasa mellows to all other living entities, hears it becomes lovingly attached to it. Your
and You love to embrace the chest of Your lover. breasts are crazed with the wildest desire to be
O Sri Krsna! You are the connoisseur of newer satisfied by Your Beloved. O Sri Krsna! You are
and newer playful sports, You like to stand in a endowed with such bodily limbs that each and
three-fold bending posture that always appears every aspect of them is very captivating. Your
ever-fresh, and Your body is perfectly exquisite in beauty is indeed saturated with an all-prevading,
both proportion and deep dark complexion. overflowing rasa current. Your chest is beautifully
4) O Sri Radhe! You are the most dear loving endowed with majestic divine opulences.
friend of everyone’s life. You manifest a brilliant 11) O Sri Radhe! You are celebrated with the most
splendor of sheer beauty. You are extremely soft blessed name of Radha! You please everyone with
and delicate due to Your fresh youth. O Sri Krsna! your good qualities. You are the only
You are the enchanter of the mind of Cupid. You worshippable Queen for Haripriya (the author,
are the giver of great transcendental bliss to all Hari Vyasadeva). Hare Hare Hari Hare Hare Hari
living entities and Your beauty surpasses the best Hare Hare Hari Sri Krsna!
by far.
5) O Sri Radhe! You are the manifestor of Song Name: Jaya Radha Madhava Radha
wonderful beauty while You are gracefully Madhava
reclining on a flower bed. You radiate the luster of Official Name: Jaya Radha Krsna Giti
the transcendental Cupid, Lord Kamadeva. Your (1)
speech sounds just like the soft, gentle cooing of jaya radha-madhava radha-madhava radhe
a cuckoo bird. O Sri Krsna! You are honored by (jayadever prana-dhana he)
Your own glorious fame. You are the lover of lusty (2)
young gopis. Your position is the highest amongst jaya radha-madana-gopal radha-madana-gopal
all the different forms of Godhead. radhe
6) O Sri Radhe! You are the possessor of a (sita-nather prana-dhana he)
spotless moon-face. Your teeth look just like small (3)
round jasmine flowers. You are the very abode of jaya radha-govinda radha-govinda radhe
majestic beauty and splendor. O Sri Krsna! You (rupa goswamir prana-dhana he)
are the most supremely magnanimous personality (4)
Your body aura radiates out into unlimited jaya radha-madana-mohan radha-modana-mohan
eternity. You are naturally endowed with the radhe
softness of extremely youthful charms. (sanataner prana-dhana he)
7) O Sri Radhe! You are fond of walking like a (5)
majestic swan. You are the most radiant lover and jaya radha-gopinatha radha-gopinatha radhe
the instigator of many fun sports and contests. O (madhu panditer prana-dhana he)
Sri Krsna! You are the embodiment of the most (6)
relishable type of beauty and the topmost merciful jaya radha-damodara radha-damodara radhe
personality. (jiv goswamir prana-dhana he)
8) O Sri Radhe! You are just like a golden creeper (7)
wound around the Syama tamala tree and are jaya radha-ramana radha-ramana radhe
completely full to the brim with ecstatic mellows (gopal bhatter prana-dhana he)
of purely divine love. Your unique activities are (8)
conducted in complete privacy. O Sri Krsna! You jaya radha-vinoda radha-vinoda radhe
are the ocean of all types of happiness. You are (lokanather prana-dhana he)
the mine of all qualities and you radiate a famous (9)
aura of glorious beauty. jaya radha-gokulananda radha-gokulananda radhe
9) O Sri Radhe! You are the most charming (viswanather prana-dhana he)
mistress of Your beloved. You are naturally
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(10) (3)
jaya radha-giridhari radha-giridhari radhe rādhā jinakī chāyā hai, adbhuta jinakī māyā hai
(das goswamir prana-dhana he) aise śrī ghana-śyāma ko (mere) bārambāra
(11) praṇāma hai
jaya radha-syamasundar radha-syamasundar (4)
radhe lūṭa lūṭa dadhi mākhana khāyo, gvāla-bāla sańga
(syamanander prana-dhana he) dhenu carāyo
(12) aise līlā-dhāma ko (mere) bārambāra praṇāma hai
jaya radha-banka-bihari radha-banka-bihari radhe (5)
(haridaser prana-dhana he) drupada sutā ki lāja bacāyo, grāha se gaja ko
(13) phanda chudāyo
jaya radha-kanta radha-kanta radhe aise kṛpā-dhāma ko (mere) barāmbāra praṇāma
(vakreswarer prana-dhana he) hai
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jaya gandharvika-giridhari gandharvika-giridhari kuru pāṇḍava me yuddha macāyo, arjuna ko
radhe upadeśa sunāyo
(saraswatir prana-dhana he) aise sri bhagavan ko (mere) bārambāra praṇāma
TRANSLATION hai
(1) All glories to Radha and Madhava, the treasure bhaja re! bhaja govinda gopāla hare
of Jayadeva Gosvami's heart! rādhe govinda, rādhe govinda, rādhe govinda
(2) All glories to Radha and Madana-gopala, the rādhe gopala, rādhe gopala, rādhe gopala
treasure of Sri Advaita Acarya's heart! aise śrī bhagavāna ko (mere) bārambāra praṇāma
(3) All glories to Radha and Govinda, the treasure hai
of Rupa Gosvami's heart! TRANSLATION
(4) All glories to Radha and Madana-mohana, the 1) He whose name is Krsna, and whose abode is
treasure of Sanatana Gosvami's heart! Gokula – unto such a Supreme Personality of
(5) All glories to Radha and Gopinatha, the Godhead, I offer my most humble obeisances,
treasure of Madhu Pandita's heart! again and again.
(6) All glories to Radha and Damodara, the 2) He whose mother is Yasoda, and whose father
treasure of Jiva Gosvami's heart! is Nandaji – unto such a cowherd boy named
(7) All glories to Radha-ramana, the treasure of Gopala, I offer my most humble obeisances, again
Gopala Bhatta Gosvami's heart! and again.
(8) All glories to Radha-vinoda, the treassure of 3) He whose Beloved if Radha, and whose illusory
Lokanatha Gosvami' s heart! energy is very amazing – unto He whose
(9) All glories to Radha and Gokulananda, the splendrous complexion is the color of the fresh
treasure of Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura's heart! raincloud, I offer my most humble obeisances,
(10) All glories to Radha and Giridhari, the again and again.
treasure of Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami's heart! 4) He who sneaks around to steal yogurt and
(11) All glories to Radha and Syamasundara, the butter, then hides to eat it, and who tends the
treasure of Syamananda Gosvami's heart! cows in the company of His cowherd boyfriends –
(12) All glories to Radha and Banka-vihari, the unto He who is the reservoir of playful pastimes, I
treasure of Haridasa Svami's heart! offer my most humble obeisances, again and
(13) All glories to Radha-kanta, the treasure of again.
Vakresvara Pandita's heart! 5) He who prevented the dishonoring of the
(14) All glories to Gandharvika and Giridhari, the daughter of King Drupada, and who delivered the
treasure of Sri Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati elephant Gajendra from the grasp of the alligator
Thakura's heart! – unto He who is the abode of all compassion, I
offer my most humble obeisances, again and
Song Name: Krsna Jinaka Nama Hai again.
(1) 6) He who caused the great war between the
kṛṣṇa jinakā nāma hai, gokula jinakā dhāma hai Kurus and the Pandavas, and who spoke divine
aise śrī bhagavāna ko (mere) barāmbāra praṇāma instructions to Arjuna on the battlefield – unto He
hai who is the Lord of all helpless fallen souls, I offer
(2) my most humble obeisances, again and again.
yaśodā jinakī maiyā hai, nanda jī bāpaiyā hai
aise śrī gopāla ko (mere) bārambāra praṇāma hai
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(2)
Song Name: Maine Ratana Lagai Radha ābrahmā-stamba-paryantaṁ
Nama Ki sarvaṁ māyā-mayaṁ jagat
(refrain) satyaṁ satyaṁ punaḥ satyaṁ
maine raṭana lagāī rādhā nāmakī harer nāmaiva kevalam
(1) (3)
merī palakoń meń rādhā, merī alakoń meń rādhā sa guruḥ sa pitā cāpi
maine māńga bharāī rādhā nāmakī sā mātā bandhavo ‘pi saḥ
(2) śikṣayec cet sadā smartuṁ
mere nainoń meń rādhā, mere bainoń meń rādhā harer nāmaiva kevalam
maine bainī guṭhāī rādhā nāmakī (4)
(3) niḥśvāse nāhi viśvāsaḥ
merī dularī meń rādhā, merī cunarī meń rādhā kadā ruddho bhaviṣyati
maine nathanī sajāī rādhā nāmakī kīrtanīya mato bālyād
(4) harer nāmaiva kevalam
mere calane meń rādhā, mere halane meń rādhā (5)
kāṭī kińkinī bajāī rādhā nāmakī hariḥ sadā vaset tatra
(5) yatra bhāgavatā janāḥ
mere dāye bāye rādhā, mere āge pīche rādhā gāyanti bhakti-bhāvena
roma roma rasa chāī rādhā nāmakī harer nāmaiva kevalam
(6) (6)
mere ańga ańga rādhā, mere sańga sańga rādhā aho duḥkhaṁ mahā-duḥkhaṁ
gopāl baṁsī bajāī rādhā nāmakī duḥkhād duḥkhataraṁ yataḥ
TRANSLATION kācārthaṁ vismṛtam ratna
Refrain: I am ever engaged in repeating the sweet harer nāmaiva kevalam
name of Radha. (7)
1) Radha is there in the blinking of my eyes. dīyatāṁ dīyatāṁ karṇo
Radha is there in the curls of my hair. I have filled nīyatāṁ nīyatāṁ vacaḥ
up the very part of my hair. Oh! With the sweet gīyatāṁ gīyatāṁ nityaṁ
name of Radha. harer nāmaiva kevalam
2) Radha is there within my vision. Radha is there (8)
within my speech. I interweave my every word. tṛṇī-kṛtya jagat sarvaṁ
Oh! With the sweet name of Radha. rājate sakaloparam
3) Radha is there in my necklace. Radha is there cid-ānanda-mayaṁ śuddhaṁ
in my sari. I have adorned my nose ring. Oh! With harer-nāmaiva kevalam
the sweet name of Radha. TRANSLATION
4) Radha is there in my walking. Radha is there in 1) More sweet than all other sweet things; more
my gestures. My sash of waist-bells resounds. Oh! auspicious than all other auspicious things; the
With the sweet name of Radha. greatest purifier of all purifying things—The holy
5) Radha is there on my right and on my left. name of Sri Hari alone is everything.
Radha is there in front of me and behind. My 2) The entire universe, from exalted Brahma down
every fiber reflects the rasa flowing. Oh! With the to the lowly clump of grass, is a product of the
sweet name of Radha. illusory energy of the supreme Lord. The only
6) Radha is there on my each and every limb. thing that is reality, reality, again I say reality—
Radha is there accompanying me always. Lord The holy name of Sri Hari alone is everything.
Gopala plays His flute which calls out. Oh! With 3) That person is a true preceptor, or a true
the sweet name of Radha. father, a true mother, and a true friend also only
if they teach one to always remember—The holy
Song Name: Madhuram Madhurebhyo ‘Pi name of Sri Hari alone is everything.
Official Name: Sri Sri Kevalastakam 4) There is no certainty when the last breath will
(1) come and put an abrupt halt to all one’s material
madhuraṁ madhurebhyo ‘pi plans; therefore it is wise to always practice
maṅgalebhyo ‘pi maṅgalam chanting from very childhood—The holy name of
pāvanaṁ pāvanebhyo ‘pi Sri Hari alone is everything.
harer nāmaiva kevalam 5) Lord Hari eternally dwells in that place where
truly exalted, spiritually advanced souls sing in the
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mood of pure devotion—The holy name of Sri Hari Your loving devotee. Please keep this prayer of
alone is everything. Your most unfortunate Mira at Your lotus feet and
6) Aho! What a sorrow, what a great sorrow! disregard my false pride.
More painful than any other misery in the world!
Mistaking it as a mere piece of glass, the people Song Name: Namo Namah Tulasi Maharani
have forgotten this jewel—The holy name of Sri Official Name: Sri Tulasi Arati
Hari alone is everything. Author: Candrasekhara Kavi
7) It should be heard again and again with one’s (1)
ears; It should be uttered over and over with namo namaḥ tulasī mahārāṇī,
one’s voice; It should be perpetually sung and vṛnde mahārāṇī namo namaḥ
sung anew—The holy name of Sri Hari alone is namo re namo re meiyā namo nārāyaṇi
everything. (2)
8) It makes the entire universe seem insignificant jāko daraśe, paraśe agha-nāśa-i
as a blade of grass; it splendorously reigns mahimā beda-purāṇe bākhāni
supreme over all; it is full of eternally conscious (3)
divine ecstasy; it is supremely pure—The holy jāko patra, mañjarī komala
name of Sri Hari alone is everything. śrī-pati-caraṇa-kamale lapaṭāni
dhanya tulasī meiyā, purāṇa tapa kiye,
Song Name: Mirar Prabhu Eso Giridhari śrī-śālagrāma-mahā-pāṭarāṇī
Syamol Sundara Syam (4)
Author: Mira Bai dhūpa, dīpa, naivedya, ārati,
(refrain) phulanā kiye varakhā varakhāni
mirār prabhu, eso giridhāri chāppānna bhoga, chatriśa byañjana,
śyāmol, sundara śyām. binā tulasī prabhu eka nāhi māni
(1) (5)
hṛdoy jamunā, dhukula cāpiyā śiva-śuka-nārada, āur brahmādiko,
prema bohiche ujān ḍhūrata phirata mahā-muni jñānī
śyāmol, sundara śyām candrasekhara meiyā, terā jaśa gāowe
(2) bhakati-dāna dījiye mahārāṇī
mana kadambe, phutiāche phūl TRANSLATION
prema tarańge, legeche dhūl 1) O Tulasi Maharani! O Vrnda! O mother of
eso eso hari, bajiye bańsorī devotion! O Narayani, I offer my obeisances to
śrī rādhikār mana prāṇ you again and again.
śyāmol, sundara śyām 2) By seeing you or even by touching you, all sins
(3) are destroyed. Your glories are described in the
tomār lāgiyā, charinu ghor Vedas and Puranas.
āpono jone, korinu por 3) Your leaves and soft manjaris are entwined at
jei bhāve kādāle, braja gopinī re the lotus feet of Narayana, the Lord of Laksmi. O
sei bhāve kādāle, prema sańginī re blessed mother Tulasi, you performed successful
abhāginī mirār, minoti rākho austerities and have thus become the chief
bhulo bhulo abhimān consort and queen of Sri salagrama-sila.
śyāmol, sundara śyām 4) You gladden and shower your rain of mercy
TRANSLATION upon one who offers you some incense, a ghee
(Refrain): The beautiful Syama is the Lord of lamp, naivedya, and arati. The Lord does not care
Mirabai. Please come to me, Giridhari! for even one of fifty-six varieties of cooked food or
1) My heart, which is like the Jamuna River is thirty-six different curries offered without tulasi
restricted by its two banks, is now overflowing leaves.
with divine love for You. 5) Lord Siva, Sukadeva Gosvami, Devarsi Narada,
2) The kadamba tree of my mind is blooming with and all the jnanis and great munis, headed by
flowers that sway to and fro on the waves of Lord Brahma, are circumambulating you. O
divine love. O Hari, please come and play Your mother! O Maharani, Candrasekhara thus sings
flute. You are the life and soul of Sri Radhika. your glories. Please bestow upon him the gift of
3) Mirabai says, “For Your sake, O Syama, I gave pure devotion.
up my home, and I have also given up my own
family. In the same way that the gopis of Vraja
cried out of separation from You, I also cry as
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(8)
Song Name: Nanda Ke Ananda Bhaiyo vṛṣabhānu-sutā-vara-keli-paraṁ
(1) rasa-rāja-śiromaṇi-veśa-dharam
nanda ke ānanda bhāiyo jaya kanhaiyā lāl kī jagad-īśvaram-īśvaram-īḍya-varaṁ
jaya kanhaiyā lāl kī jaya kanhaiyā lāl kī bhaja kṛṣṇa-nidhiṁ vraja-rāja-sutam
(2) TRANSLATION
hathi dīnī ghoḍā dīnī ane dīnī pālakī 1) He Whose complexion conquers that of a fresh
nanda ke ānanda bhāiyo jaya kanhaiyā lāl kī new raincloud Who is the best King of Paramours,
(3) the ocean of ecstatic mellows Whose crown is
javāneń ko hāthi ghoḍe buḍḍheń ko palki adorned with a lovely peacock feather And is
nanda ke ānanda bhāiyo jaya kanhaiyā lāl kī auspiciously tilted to one side Just worship
TRANSLATION Krishna, the Dark Jewel, the son of the King of
1) All glories to Kanhaiya Lal who is the bliss of Vraja.
Nanda Maharaj, my brothers. 2) He Whose broadly bending eyebrows appear
2) Nanda in happiness gave elephants and horses like arched rainbows, Whose pure moonlike face
and palanquins belittles millions of ordinary moons, Who is
3) To the young people he gave horses and endowed with sweet gentle smiles and pleasant
elephants, to the old people palanquins. speech Just worship Krishna, the Dark Jewel, the
son of the King of Vraja.
Song Name: Nava Nirada Nindita 3) He Whose divine bodily limbs tremble profusely
Official Name: Sri Sri Vrajaraja-Sutastakam with Cupid’s agitations, Who dresses enchantingly
(1) just to fascinate the Vraja vasis, Who is decorated
nava-nīrada-nindita-kānti-dharaṁ with extraordinary eyes like blue lotus blossoms.
rasa-sāgara-nāgara-bhūpa-varam Just worship Krishna, the Dark Jewel, the son of
śubha-vańkima-cāru-śikhaṇḍa-śikhaṁ the King of Vraja.
bhaja kṛṣṇa-nidhiṁ vraja-rāja-sutam 4) He Whose forehead is surrounded by a fringe
(2) of wavy locks, Whose earlobes are embellished
bhru-viśańkita-vańkima-śakra-dhanuṁ with swaying shark shaped earrings, Who is
mukha-candra-vinindita-koṭi-vidhum adorned with yellow silk embracing His charming
mṛdu-manda-suhāsya-subhāṣya-yutaṁ hips. Just worship Krishna, the Dark Jewel, the
bhaja kṛṣṇa-nidhiṁ vraja-rāja-sutam son of the King of Vraja.
(3) 5) He Whose beautiful feet resound with softly
suvikampad-anańga-sad-ańga-dharaṁ tinkling ankle bells that madden all the bees with
vraja-vāsi-manohara-veśa-karam their vibration of swinging gemstones, Whose
bhṛśa-lāñchita-nīla-saroja dṛśaṁ soles are marked with the flag, thunderbolt, fish
bhaja kṛṣṇa-nidhiṁ vraja-rāja-sutam and more. Just worship Krishna the Dark Jewel,
(4) the son of the King of Vraja.
alakāvali-maṇḍita-bhāla-taṭaṁ 6) He Whose graceful form is smeared with
śruti-dolita-mākara-kuṇḍalakam profuse sandalwood paste, Whose body glows
kaṭi-veṣṭita-pīta-paṭam sudhaṭaṁ with the Kaustubha gem, eclipsing the sun, Whose
bhaja kṛṣṇa-nidhiṁ vraja-rāja-sutam personal beauty represents the topmost zenith of
(5) Vraja youths, Just worship Krishna the Dark Jewel,
kala-nūpura-rājita-cāru-padaṁ the son of the King of Vraja.
maṇi-rañjita-gañjita-bhṛńga-madam 7) He Who is Mukunda and Hari, worshipable for
dhvaja-vajra-jhaṣāńkita-pāda-yugaṁ all the demigods and sages, Who is the guru of all
bhaja kṛṣṇa-nidhiṁ vraja-rāja-sutam created beings, the crest jewel of all Lords, Who is
(6) known as Giridhari and Murari, more exalted even
bhṛśa-candana-carcita-cāru-tanuṁ than Lord Siva, Just worship Krishna, the Dark
maṇi-kaustubha-garhita-bhānu-tanum Jewel, the son of the King of Vraja.
vraja-bāla-śiromaṇi-rūpa-dhṛtaṁ 8) He Who is most fond of sporting with the
bhaja kṛṣṇa-nidhiṁ vraja-rāja-sutam Daughter of Vrsabhanu Who dresses impeccably
(7) as the Crown Prince of Mellow Relishers, Who is
sura-vṛnda-suvandya-mukunda-hariṁ the most praiseworthy Lord of Lords in the entire
sura-nātha-śiromaṇi-sarva-gurum universe, Just worship Krishna, the Dark Jewel,
giridhāri-murāri-purāri-paraṁ the son of the King of Vraja.
bhaja kṛṣṇa-nidhiṁ vraja-rāja-sutam
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Song Name: Ore Vrndavaner Nanda Dulal sei āvaraṇ ghuchao hari
(1) dārāo jugāl mūrti dhori
ore vṛndāvaner nanda dulāl dekhbo tomāi nayana bhori
rākhāl rājā re pūrṇa kori manuśkām
rākhāliyār sure sure TRANSLATION
vāṁśī bājā re (ore, vṛndāvaner) Refrain: All obeisances to You, O Ghana-syam!
(2) 1) Taking refuge at Your lotus feet, I fearlessly
ore gopāl tor bihone implore You – this time, O Hari, give me Your
phūte nā phūl vṛndāvane mercy! I shall cross the ocean of sorrow by the
abhiśarer ei madhuvan boat of Your holy name.
emni sājā re 2) O Lord, we are always asleep, while You are
(3) ever awake. Every moment we can only make
śrīdām sudām bhāi balarām errors, our eyes being covered by illusion.
ḍākche ai kānāi 3) Please remove this covering, my Lord, so I may
chorāi dhenu bājāi veṇu behold Your form as the Divine Couple, with Sri
āi re o bhāi āi Radha by Your side. I will gaze at You until my
(4) hankering eyes are pacified, thus fulfilling my
mā yaśodā ḍākche tore (gopāl re, prāṇer gopāl re) soul’s desire. O Ghana-syam! I offer this prayer
nanī churā āi nā ore unto You!
boyche rādhār prema jamunā
hṛdoy mājā re Song Name: Radhe Radhe Syama Sri Radhe
TRANSLATION (edited of Radhe Radhe Syama Se Milade)
1) O dear one who belongs to Vrndavana! O rādhe rādhe rādhe, śyāma śrī rādhe, rādhe rādhe
darling son of Nanda Maharaja! O prince of the rādhe, śyāma śrī rādhe
cowherd boys, kindly play again on Your flute so rādhe rādhe rādhe, ghana śyāma rādhe rādhe,
we may hear the melodies dear to all Your friends. rādhe rādhe rādhe, ghana śyāma rādhe rādhe
2) O Gopal, since You’ve left Vrndavana, the rādhe rādhe rādhe, śrī kṛṣṇa rādhe rādhe, rādhe
flowers have lost their desire to bloom. Still we rādhe rādhe, śrī kṛṣṇa rādhe rādhe
decorate the moonlit groves of Madhuvan, hoping rādhe rādhe / śyāma śrī rādhe, rādhe rādhe /
You will return for Your amorous rendezvous. śyāma śrī rādhe
3) Sridāma, Sudāma, and Your brother Balarāma
are calling, “O Kanai! Please come back!” While Song Name: Raja Rani Mira
tending the calves and playing on their flutes they Author: Mira Bai
entreat, “O brother! Please come home!” (refrain)
4) Mother Yasoda is crying out, “O Gopal! You are rāj-rāṇī mīrā bhikhāriṇī
my life and soul! Please come home, O butter giridhāri tomāro lāgiyā
thief!” Within the heart of Srimati Radharani, (1)
divine love for You flows like the Yamuna River. (āmi) pathe pathe ghūri bhikhārinī
hari nām bhikhā māgiyā go
Song Name: Pranam Tomai Ghana-Syam (2)
(refrain) loke bole mīrā pāgalinī
praṇām tomāi ghana-śyām rāṇā kohe kūla kalańkinī
(1) mīrā kohe prabhu giridhāri
tomār caraṇa śaraṇa kori (mīrā) āśā pathe royeche chāhīyā go
abhoy ei bār dāo he hari (3)
duḥkha sāgor jābo tori dekha dāo prabhujī prabhujī
tori kori tava nām mīrā kāńde tomāro lāgiyā
(2) kāńdaiyo nā abhāgire
āmarā kori ghumāi prabhu rākho more ańge miśaya go
tomār nitya jāgaran (4)
kṣane kṣane ghaṭāo jei bhūl giridhāri tomāro prāṇ mirār
choke moher āvaraṇ giridhāri tomāro lāgiyā
TRANSLATION
Refrain: The queen Mira is simply a beggar-
woman, but only for Your sake, O Giridhari!
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1) I simply wander here and there like a (7)
mendicant, but I seek only the alms of Your holy raghu-rūpa-sanātana-kīrti-dharaṅ
name. dharaņī-tala-kīrtita-jīva-kavim
2) People say, “Mira has become a madwoman.” kavirāja-narottama-sakhya-padaṅ
The King says, “She has disgraced her family.” But praņamāmi sadā prabhupāda-padam
Mira says, “O Lord Giridhari, my only desire is to (8)
remain at Your lotus feet.” kŗpayā hari-kīrtana-mūrti-dharaṅ
3) O Prabhuji! Kindly reveal Yourself to me! Mira dharaņī-bhara-hāraka-gaura-janam
simply weeps for You, my Lord. Please don’t make janakādhika-vatsala-snigdha-padaṅ
this most unfortunate person cry any more. Please praņamāmi sadā prabhupāda-padam
keep me tightly embraced, as if united with Your (9)
own body. śaraņāgata-kiňkara-kalpa-taruṅ
4) O Giridhari! You are the life and soul of Mira! taru-dhik-kŗta-dhīra-vadānya-varam
varadendra-gaņārcita-divya-padaṅ
Song Name: Sujanarbuda Radhita Pada praņamāmi sadā prabhupāda-padam
Yugam (10)
Official Name: Śrī Prabhupāda Padma parahaṅsa-varaṅ paramārtha-patiṅ
Stavakah (Prayer unto lotus feet of the patitoddharaņe kŗta-veśa-yatim
transcendental personality of Srila yati-rāja-gaņaiģ parisevya-padaṅ
Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakura praņamāmi sadā prabhupāda-padam
Prabhupada) (11)
Author:Sri Srimad Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara vŗșabhānu-sutā-dayitānucaraṅ
Deva Goswami Maharaja caraņāśrita-reņu-dharas tam aham
(1) mahad-adbhuta-pāvana-śakti-padaṅ
sujanārbuda-rādhita-pāda-yugaṅ praņamāmi sadā prabhupāda-padam
yuga-dharma-dhurandhara-pātra-varam TRANSLATION
varadābhaya-dāyaka-pūjya-padaṅ 1) His lotus feet are served in devotion by
praņamāmi sadā prabhupāda-padam multitudes of high, virtuous souls; he is the
(2) establisher of the religion of the age (as Sri Krsna-
bhajanorjita-sajjana-saňgha-patiṅ sankirtana); he is the presiding monarch (of the
patitādhika-kāruņikaika-gatim Visva Vaisnava-Raja-Sabha - the universal society
gati-vañcita-vañcakācintya-padaṅ of the pure devotees that are the true 'kings' or
praņamāmi sadā prabhupāda-padam guides of all); and he is the fulfiller of the most
(3) cherished desires of those who dispel fear (for all
ati-komala-kāñcana-dīrgha-tanuṅ souls). I make my obeisance unto the lotus feet of
tanu-nindita-hema-mŗnāla-madam that illustrious great soul, worshippable by one
madanārbuda-vandita-candra-padaṅ and all - perpetually do I make my obeisance unto
praņamāmi sadā prabhupāda-padam the radiance emanating from the toenails of the
(4) holy feet of my Lord.
nija-sevaka-tāraka-rañji-vidhuṅ 2) He is the leader of the fortunate souls blessed
vidhutāhita-huňkŗta-siṅha-varam with the treasure of internal pure devotion; he is
varaņāgata-bāliśa-śanda-padaṅ greatly merciful upon the fallen souls, being their
praņamāmi sadā prabhupāda-padam only shelter; and his inconceivable holy feet are
(5) the shelter for the deceivers, by deceiving them. I
vipulī-kŗta-vaibhava-gaura-bhuvaṅ make my obeisance unto his lotus feet -
bhuvaneșu vikīrtita-gaura-dayam perpetually do I make my obeisance unto the
dayanīya-gaņārpita-gaura-padaṅ radiance emanating from the toenails of the holy
praņamāmi sadā prabhupāda-padam feet of my Lord.
(6) 3) I make my obeisance unto his divine, charming
cira-gaura-janāśraya-viśva-guruṅ yet commanding lofty form of golden hue. That
guru-gaura-kiśoraka-dāsya-param beautiful figure shames the mad ecstasy of golden
paramādŗta-bhaktivinoda-padaṅ lotus stems. Venerated by tens of millions of
praņamāmi sadā prabhupāda-padam Cupids, the moons of the toenails of my
Worshipful Divine Master reveal the beauty of his
lotus feet. Perpetually do I make my obeisance

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unto that effulgence emanating from the toenails emanating from the toenails of the holy feet of my
of the holy feet of my Lord. Divine Master.
4) Like the moon that delights the stars, he is 10) The crownjewel of the paramahamsas, the
surrounded by his circle of personal servitors, Prince of the treasure of the supreme perfection
making their hearts bloom in divine ecstasy. The of life, Sri Krsna-prema, he accepted the robes of
malicious non-devotees are made to flee in panic a mendicant sannyasi just to deliver the fallen
by the sound of his thunderous roar, and the souls. The topmost tridandi sannyasis attend his
simple, inoffensive souls attain the ultimate lotus feet. I make my obeisance unto him;
fortune by accepting his lotus feet. I make my perpetually do I bow down to the effulgence
obeisance unto him; perpetually do I make my emanating from the toenails of the holy feet of my
obeisance unto the brilliance emanating from the Divine Master.
toenails of the holy lotus feet of my Lord. 11) He is the dearmost intimate follower of the
5) He has revealed the vast, magnificent beauty Divine Daughter of Sri Vrsabhanu, and I know
of Sri Gaura Dhama; he has broadcast the tidings myself as the most fortunate by taking the dust of
of the supreme magnanimity of Sri Gauranga his holy feet upon my head. I make my obeisance
throughout the whole universe; and in the hearts unto his invincible, wondrously purifying lotus feet
of the fit recipients of his grace, he has firmly - perpetually do I bow to the brilliance emanating
established the lotus feet of Sri Gaura. I make my from the toenails of the holy feet of my Divine
obeisance unto him; perpetually do I make my Master.
obeisance unto the effulgence emanating from the
toenails of the holy feet of my Lord. Song Name: Sundara Bala Saci Dulala
6) He is the eternal shelter and the Universal Guru (1)
for the souls surrendered unto Sri Gauranga. sundara-bālā śacī-dulālā
Absorbed in the service of his Gurudeva, Sri Gaura nācata śrī-hari-kīrtana meń
Kisora, he wholeheartedly adores Sri Bhaktivinoda bhāle candana tilaka manohara
Thakura. I make my obeisance unto him; alakā śobhe kapolana meń
perpetually do I make my obeisance unto the (2)
effulgence emanating from the toenails of the holy śire cūḍā daraśi bāle
feet of my Lord. vana-phula-mālā hiyāpara dole
7) He is the illustrious personality to raise the flag pahirana pīta-piṭāmbara śobhe
that sings the glory of Sri Rupa, Sri Sanatana, and nūpura ruṇu-jhunu caraṇon meń
Sri Raghunatha. His glory is sung throughout the (3)
world as nondifferent from the powerful rādhā-kṛṣṇa eka tanu hai
personality of brilliant erudition, Sri Jiva. And he nidhuvana-mājhe baṁśī bājāy
has won the renown of being one with the hearts viśvarūpa ki prabhujī sahi
of Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja and Thakura āota prakaṭahi nadīyā meń
Narottama. I make my obeisance unto him; (4)
perpetually do I bow down to the brilliance koi gāyata hai rādhā-kṛṣṇa nām
emanating from the toenails of the holy feet of my koi gāyata hai hari-guṇa gān
Divine Master. mańgala-tāna mṛdańga rasāla
8) Bestowing his grace upon all souls, he is Hari- bājata hai koi rańgaṇa meń
kirtana incarnate. As the associate of Sri Gaura, TRANSLATION
he relieves Mother Earth of the burden of offenses 1) This gorgeous boy is the darling child of mother
committed upon her. And he is so gracious that Saci, dancing in the kirtana of chanting Lord Hari’s
his endearance of all beings excels that of even a names. His forehead is adorned with drawings of
father. I make my obeisance unto him - the mine sandalwood paste, and His enchanting locks of
of all these qualities; perpetually do I bow down hair are shining splendrously as they bounce upon
to the effulgence emanating from the toenails of His cheeks.
the holy feet of my Divine Master. 2) His hair is wrapped in a topknot, and a garland
9) Like a wish-fulfilling tree for his surrendered of forest flowers sways upon His chest. Wearing
servitors (he fulfills their heart's aspirations), even brilliant yellow silken garments, He dances with
a tree is shamed by his magnanimity and ankle bells tinkling upon His feet.
forbearance. And great personalities who are 3) Sri Sri Radha and Krsna have become joined in
competent to confer boons - they, too, worship one body, and together They play a flute within
his lotus feet. I make my obeisance unto him; the grove of Nidhuvana. In this mood, the Lord of
perpetually do I bow down to the radiance
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Visvarupa has come and manifested Himself in the Syama! Glories to Lord Kesava, who has fine hair,
town of Nadiya. who removes the miseries of the age of Kali—
4) Someone in that kirtana sings the names of Radhe Syama Syama Syama!
Radha and Krsna, someone else sings songs of 1) O Krsna, You wear beautiful earrings, and You
Lord Hari’s transcendental qualities, while others have lovely widened eyes. Around Your neck
play the auspicious rhythms of the sweet and hangs the splendrous vaijanti flower garland. Your
relishable mrdanga drums. All this takes place in complexion is most excellent—Radhe Syama
that spectacular performance. Syama Syama!
2) Sometimes You secretly plunder yogurt and eat
Song Name: Sundara Kuṇḍala Naina Viśāla it, and sometimes You design a rasa-dance
Author: Sri Vāsudeva Ghosa performance with the young gopis in the forest of
(refrain) jaya mādhava madana murārī rādhe- Madhuvana. There dances Vipina-Vihari, You who
śyāma śyāmā-śyāma love to sport in the forest— Radhe Syama Syama
jaya keśava kali-mala-hārī rādhe-śyāma śyāmā- Syama!
śyāma 3) You herd the cows in the company of the
(1) cowherd boys. You, the monarch of the Yadu
sundara kuṇḍala naina viśālā, gale sohe dynasty, thus wander from forest to forest,
vaijayantī-mālā carrying a black blanket draped over Your
yā chavi kī balihārī rādhe-śyāma śyāmā-śyāma shoulder— Radhe Syama Syama Syama!
(2) 4) Because You, O Murari, repeatedly steal fresh
kabahūṅ luṭa luṭa dadhi khāyo, kabahūṅ madhu- butter from the homes of the women of Vraja and
vana rāsa racāyo secretly eat it, they have named You ‘Makhan-
nācata vipina-vihārī rādhe-śyāma śyāmā-śyāma Chor’ (the butter thief)— Radhe Syama Syama
(3) Syama!
gvāla-bāla saṅga dhenu carāi, vana-vana 5) One day You curbed the pride of Indra by
brahmata phire yadu-rāi lifting the great mountain Govardhana upon the
kāṅdhe kāmara kārī rādhe-śyāma śyāmā-śyāma tip of Your fingernail, thus winning for Yourself
(4) the name Giridhari— Radhe Syama Syama Syama!
curā curā nava-nīta jo khāyo, vraja-vanitana pai 6) You did not accept the sumptuous feast of the
nāma dharāyo wicked Duryodhana, but took the coarse food
mākhana-cora murārī rādhe-śyāma śyāmā-śyāma offered by Your devotee Vidura. Therefore You
(5) are worshipped by love and not by mere rituals—
eka-dina māna indra ko māryo, nakha upara Rädhe Radhe Syama Syama Syama!
govardhana dhāryo 7) To bestow mercy upon Draupadi, You, the Lord
nama paḍayo giridhārī rādhe-śyāma śyāmā-śyāma of the forest, supplied unlimited cloth to protect
(6) her from shame, while the assembly of men and
duryodhana ko bhoga na khāyo, rūkho sāga women looked on— Radhe Syama Syama Syama!
vidura ghara khāyo 8) You deliver each of Your devotees in unique
aise prema pujārī rādhe-śyāma śyāmā-śyāma ways. Alas, we who are bereft of devotion are
(7) standing here outside Your door. Please favorably
karuṇā kara draupadī pukārī, paṭa men lipaṭa gaye receive the news of our presence— Radhe Syama
vanavārī Syama Syama!
nirakha rahe nara nārī rādhe-śyāma śyāmā-śyāma 9) You were the driver of Arjuna’s chariot, and on
(8) the battlefield You gave Arjuna the instructions of
bhakta-bhakta saba tumane tāre, binā bhakti the Bhagavad-Gita. During the fight You exhibited
hama ṭhāḍe dvāre Your form as the wielder of the discus
lījo khabara hamārī rādhe-śyāma śyāmā-śyāma Sudarsana— Radhe Syama Syama Syama!
(9)
arjuna ke ratha hāṅkana hāre, gītā ke upadeśa Song Name: Sundara Mora Mana Kisora
tumhāre (refrain) sundara mor mana-kiśor
cakra-sudarśana-dhārī rādhe-śyāma śyāmā-śyāma eso he śyāmala nayanābhirām
TRANSLATION (1)
(Refrain) Glories to the husband of the goddess of bhajibo tomāi mor mana chāi
fortune, who is the transcendental Cupid and the caraṇer rākhi ekṭi praṇām
enemy of the demon Mura. Glories to the divine eso he śyāmala nayanābhirām
couple Radhe Syama, also known as Syama
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nayaner prema more loye jāi bhanaye vidyāpati sesa samana bhoy
milaner sur virohe sukhāi tuyā vinā gati nāhi ārā
prāṇer devatā kabe nāhi kathā ādi anādika nātha kahāyasi
nayaner dhārā mane nābhirām bhava tārana bhāra tohārā
eso he śyāmala nayanābhirām TRANSLATION
(3) 1) O Lord, completely forgetting You, I have
emni kore ār koto kāl offered my mind unto the society of women,
kāṅdale āmāi giridhārī-lāl children, and friends—but this experience has
ei jīvane hāi jadi nāhi pāi been just like offering a drop of water unto the
maraṇer upare śaraṇa nilām burning hot sands of the beach. How can I
eso he śyāmala nayanābhirām possibly be relieved of this great misery?
TRANSLATION 2) O Madhava! As a consequence, I am rendered
Refrain: O beautiful one! O youthful boy who lives totally despondent. You are the savior of the
in my heart! Please come to me, O dark Syamal, universe, and are merciful to the helpless souls.
O delighter of my eyes! Therefore, I place my hope only in You.
1) The desire of my heart is to worship You 3) Wandering about in a half-alive condition, I
intimately. In this hope, I humbly bow unto Your spent my life in utter disgrace. Uncountable days
lotus feet. passed as a frivolous child and a useless old man.
2) O love of my eyes! Please take me with You! I have been intoxicated by the pleasure of sharing
While I am suffering in Your separation, the romantic adventures with beautiful young women.
melody of our impending meeting is the only thing When will I ever get a chance to worship You?
that gives me any happiness. O monarch of my 4) Numberless Brahmas have died one after
life! Why do You remain silent and never speak to another, whereas You are without beginning or
me? Tears are flowing from my eyes, and nothing end. All of them take birth from You and are again
in this world gives me any satisfaction. absorbed in You, just like the waves in the ocean.
3) How much longer must I continue living in this 5) Vidyapati confesses than now, at the end of his
condition? You are making me weep and cry out life, he is fearful of death. O Lord! There is no
for You, O darling Giridhari Lal! If I cannot attain shelter other than You. You will always remain
You in this lifetime, then I shall just give up and celebrated as being the Lord of both beginning
surrender myself unto death. and the beginningless. Now the responsibility for
my deliverance from the material world is entirely
Song Name: Tatala Saikate Yours.
Official Name: Kahe Visaya Mana
Author: Srila Vidyapati Song Name: Vande Krsna Nanda Kumara
(1) govinda hari gopāla hari
tatala saikate bari bindu sama govinda hari gopāla hari
suta mita ramani samaye jaya jaya deva hari
tohe visari mana, tāhe samarpala jaya jaya deva hari
ab majhu habo kon kaje vande kṛṣṇa nanda-kumāra
(2) nanda-kumāra madana-gopāla
mādhava! hāma parinām nirāsa madana-gopāla mohana-rūpa
tuhun jaga tārana dina doya moy mohana-rūpa nanda-kumāra
ataye tohāri visoyāsa jaya jaya deva hari
(3) jaya jaya deva hari
ādha janama hāma ninde goyāyalun jaya prabhu dīna-dayāla hari
jarā sisu koto dina gelā govinda hari gopāla hari
nidhuvane ramani rasa range mātala govinda hari gopāla hari
tohe bhajabo kon belā jaya jaya deva hari
(4) jaya jaya deva hari
koto caturānana mari mari jāota aya rāma hari jaya kṛṣṇa hari
na tuyā ādi avasānā jaya jaya-śacī-nandana gaura-hari
tohe janami puna tohe samāota govinda hari gopāla hari
sāgara lahari samānā govinda hari gopāla hari
jaya jaya deva hari
jaya jaya deva hari
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gaura śrī śrīvāsa bol, haribol haribol
Song Name: Vamsi Dhari Krsna Murari gaura bhakta vṛnda bol, haribol haribol
(1) hari hari haribol haribol haribol
vaṁsidhāri kṛṣṇa murāri
tuma vina duḥkha hāre namo mahā-vadānyāya
kṛpa karo nāth me hū mānā kṛṣṇa-prema-pradāya te
rākho lāj hamāre kṛṣṇāya kṛṣṇa-caitanya-
(2) nāmne gaura-tviṣe namaḥ
abhaya caraṇa karata smaraṇa
japa nām tere Jagannatha Tattva
āp mujhe hī, swāmī bhaja jaya jagannātha, jaya jagannātha, jaya
āp giridhāri jagannātha, jaya jagannātha
TRANSLATION jaya baladeva, jaya subhadrā, jaya baladeva, jaya
1) O Vamsi-Dhari! O Krsna Murari! Without You, subhadrā
all is misery, O remover of my distress! Please be
merciful to me, O Lord, and protect my modesty. jagannātha svāmī nayana patha gāmi bhavatu me
2) Kindly cause me to remember Your feet that
bestow fearlessness, and allow me to chant Your vṛndāvana candra āmār prabhu jagannatha
holy name. O Lord! I worship You, O Giridhari! jaya jagannātha, jaya jagannātha
nīlācala candra āmār prabhu jagannātha
Song Name: Miscellaneous Bhajans and jaya jagannātha jaya jagannātha
Chants ujjvala hari āmār prabhu jagannātha
Guru Tattva ujjvala hari āmār nayana pati
jaya prabhupāda
jaya prabhupāda Radha Tattva
jaya prabhupāda tapta-kāñcana-gaurāńgi
jaya prabhupāda rādhe vṛndāvaneśvari
vṛṣabhānu-sute devī
prabhupāda, prabhupāda, prabhupāda, praṇamāmi hari-priye
prabhupāda
jaya rādhe jaya rādhe rādhe jaya rādhe jaya śrī
vāñchā-kalpatarubhyaś ca rādhe
kṛpā-sindhubhya eva ca jaya kṛṣṇa jaya kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa jaya kṛṣṇa jaya śrī
patitānāṁ pāvanebhyo kṛṣṇa
vaiṣṇavebhyo namo namaḥ
jaya rādhe jaya rādhe jaya rādhe jaya rādhe
Panca Tattva jaya kṛṣṇa jaya kṛṣṇa jaya kṛṣṇa jaya kṛṣṇa
(bhaja) (jaya) śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya prabhu
nityānanda vṛndāvaneśvarī radhe radhe
śrī-advaita gadādhara śrīvāsādi-gaura-bhakta- (jaya) vṛndāvaneśvarī radhe radhe
vṛnda
radharanī kī jaya mahāraṇī kī jaya
jaya jaya śrī caitanya jaya nityānanda bolo vārśanewālī kī jaya jaya jaya
jayādvaita candra jaya gaura bhakta vṛnda vṛsabhānu dularī kī jaya jaya jaya

nitāi gaura haribol, haribol, haribol, haribol jaya śyāmā jaya śyāma śyāmā śyāma prīyā priya
jaya jaya śyāma śyāma priyā priya
nitāi gaurāńga nitāi gaurāńga
jaya sacī-nandana gaura hari śri rādhe gopāla bhaja mana śri rādhe
śri rādhe jaya jaya rādhe
jaya sacī-nandana jaya sacī-nandana
nitāi gaurāńga, gaura hari Krsna Tattva
oṁ namo bhagavate vāsudevāya
gaura nityānanda bol, haribol, haribol
gaura śrī advaita bol, haribol, haribol govindaṁ ādi purūṣāṁ taṁ ahaṁ bhajāmi
gaura śrī gadādhara bol, haribol haribol
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harer nāma harer nāma harer nāmaiva kevalam krsnāya vāsudevāya
kalau nāsty eva nāsty eva nāsty eva gatir anyathā devakī nandanāya ca
nanda gopa kumārāya
hare kṛṣṇa hare kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare govindāya namo namaḥ
hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare
he kṛṣṇa govinda hare murāri
ei nām brahma jape catur-mukhe kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa he natha nārāyaṇa vāsudeva
hare hare*
ei nām nārada jape vīṇā yantre kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare śri rāma nārāyaṇa he mukunda
hare lakṣmī pate keśava vāsudeva
ei nām śiva jape pañca mukhe kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare
hare hari hari haribol, hari hari hari bol
mukunda mādhava govinda bol
*This maha-mantra is chanted by Lord Brahma
with his four mouths, Narada Muni with his hari hari haribol, hari hari hari bol
stringed vina, and Lord Siva with his five mouths mukunda mādhava keśava bol

haraye namaḥ kṛṣṇa yādavāya namaḥ gopāla gopāla yaśodā nandana gopāla
gopāla govinda rāma śrī madhusudana brahma bole catur mukha kṛṣṇa kṛṣṇa hare hare
mahādeva pañca mukhe rāma rāma hare hare
jaya rādhā-mādhava kuñja-bihārī Sita-Rama Tattva
gopī-jana-vallabha giri-vara-dhārī raghu pati rāghava rājā rāma
yaśodā-nandana braja-jana-rañjana patīta pāvana sītā rāma
yāmuna-tīra-vana-cārī
sītā rāma sītā rāma sītā rāma jaya sītā rāmā
govinda jaya jaya gopāla jaya jaya
rādhā ramaṇa hari govinda jaya jaya jaya raghu nandana jaya sīyā rāma
jānakī vallabha sītā rāma
jaya govinda jaya gopāla
keśava mādhava dīna doyāl śrī rāma jaya rāma jaya jaya rāma
śyāmasundara kanhaiyā lāl jaya jaya rāma jaya jaya hanuman
girivara dhārī nanda dulāl

acyuta keśava srīdhara mādhava gopāl govinda


hari
yamunā pulīna meń, vaṁśī bajāowe, naṭavara
veśa dhāri

kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa!


he!
kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa!
he!
kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! rakṣā
mām!
kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! kṛṣṇa! pāhi
mām!
rāma! rāghava! rāma! rāghava! rāma! rāghava!
rakṣā mām!
kṛṣṇa! keśava! kṛṣṇa! keśava kṛṣṇa! keśava! pāhi
mām!

he kṛṣṇa karuṇā-sindho
dīna-bandho jagat-pate
gopeśa gopikā-kānta
rādhā-kānta namo 'stu te

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INDEX: (Official Song Names): Sri Sri Radhikastakam .......................................80
Ajna Tahal ...................................................... 40 Sri Sri Sacisutastakam ......................................86
Aksepa ........................................................... 55 Sri Sri Sacitanayastakam...................................87
Arunodaya Kirtana 1 ....................................... 47 Sri Sri Sad-Goswamyastakam ...........................92
Arunodaya Kirtana 2 ....................................... 33 Śrī Śrī Śikṣāṣṭaka ..............................................11
Bhagavan Krsner Pada Padme Prarthana .......... 63 Sri Sri Vrajaraja-Sutastakam ...........................107
Bhoga Ārati ..................................................... 21 Sri Sri Vrndadevi-astakam .................................73
Brahma Samhita .............................................. 13 Sri Sri Vrndavanastakam ...................................74
Dainya O Prapatti .......................................... 102 Sri Sri Yamunastakam.......................................76
Dalalera Gita ................................................... 24 Sri Sri Yugalastakam.........................................84
Gaura Gadadhara Aratik ................................... 23 Sri Tulasi Arati................................................106
Gauranga Nistha .............................................. 52 Sri Tulasi Kirtana .............................................10
Gopi Gitam ..................................................... 71 Sri Vraja Dhama Mahimamrta ..........................78
Gopinath ........................................................ 28 Sri Yugala Arotik .............................................32
Gopinath ........................................................ 29 Sriman Mahaprabhur Hari Vasara ......................88
Gopinath ........................................................ 29 Swa Nistha.......................................................53
Ista Deve Vijnapti ........................................... 56 The Ten Offenses to the Holy Name ..................12
Jaya Radha Krsna Giti .................................... 103 Vaisnava Ke? ..................................................66
Kahe Visaya Mana.......................................... 112 Vaisnava Vandana ............................................95
Lalasmayi Prarthana......................................... 54 Vaiṣṇave Vijñapti .............................................53
Manah Siksa .................................................... 90 Vasanti Rasa ...................................................61
Manaḥ-śikṣā ................................................... 58
Mangala Gitam................................................. 83
Markine Bhagavata-Dharma.............................. 62
Nama Hatta Bhajana ........................................ 41
Nama Kirtana .................................................. 36
Nama Sankirtana ............................................. 55
Nrsimha Kavaca Bica Mantra............................. 10
Prasada Sevaya 1............................................. 16
Prasad-Sevaya 2 .............................................. 17
Sakhi Vrnde Vijanpti ........................................ 59
Sapārṣada-bhagavad-viraha-janita-vilāpa ......... 56
Sāvaraṇa-śrī-gaura-mahimā ............................. 54
Sāvaraṇa-śrī-gaura-pāda-padme ...................... 59
Siddhi Lalasa .................................................. 33
Sri Gaura Ārati ................................................. 17
Sri Gaura Nityanander Daya ............................. 66
Sri Godruma Candra Bhajanopadesa ................. 50
Sri Guru Parampara.......................................... 69
Śrī Guru Vandana ............................................ 12
Sri Nama Kirtana ............................................. 49
Sri Nama ......................................................... 27
Śrī Nṛsiṁha Praṇāma........................................ 10
Śrī Prabhupāda Padma Stavakah .................... 109
Sri Radhika Stava............................................. 77
Sri Sri Advaitastakam ....................................... 85
Sri Sri Corastakam ........................................... 98
Sri Sri Damodarastakam ................................... 70
Sri Sri Dasavatara Stotra .................................. 82
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Sri Sri Ganga Stotram....................................... 95 www.iskcondesiretree.com
Sri Sri Govardhana Vasa Prarthana Dasakam ..... 91
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Sri Sri Jagannathastakam ................................. 97
Sri Sri Kevalastakam....................................... 105
Sri Sri Krsna Candrastakam............................... 79
Śrī Śrī Madhurāṣṭakam ..................................... 98
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