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1865-1868. Song in Soma-raga

 

1. (Refrain) nacata gaura puraba rase bhora

kanaka dharadhara        garaba bibhanjana

          jhalakata anga atanu cita-cora

2. hasata mridu mridu      badana chanda chabi

          nashata ghora kalusha andhiyara

dhara-ite tala      tarala pada-pankaja

          kampa-i dharani saha-i nahi bhara

3. taruna aruna-yuga          locana dagamaga

          abirala bipula pulaka-kula saji

garajata saghana         simha jini bikrama

          bali kali-kala bipula bhaye bhaji

4. bhedata gagana        gane priya parikara

          bayata khola lalita karatala

matala akhila loka       bhana narahari

          bhubana bharala yasha bishada bishala

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Overcome by tasting the nectar of His previous pastimes as Lord Krishna, Lord Gaura dances. His glistening limbs, limbs that break the golden mountain’s pride, charm Kamadeva’s heart.

     2. The splendor of His gently gently smiling face destroys the blinding darkness of a host of horrible sins. His rhythmically dancing footsteps make the earth tremble. The earth has no power to hold Him up.

     3. The new red lotus flowers of His eyes always overfloww with tears of ecstatic spiritual love. he hairs of His body stand erect. Eclipsing the lions’ prowess, He roars. Frightened, the powerful age of Kali flees.

     4. Gracefully playing khola and karatalas, His dear companions sing. Their tumultuous music breaks the sky. Now all the worlds are wild with ecstatic spiritual love. Narahari says: Now Lord Gaura’s splendid pure glories fill all the worlds.

 

 

1907-1908. Song in Deshapala-raga

 

1. nrityata gauracandra jana-ranjana, nityananda bipada-bhaya-bhanjana

kanja-nayana jiti naba naba khanjana, cahani manamatha garaba hare

jhalakata duhum tanu kanaka dharadhara, natana ghatana paga dharata dharani para

hasa milita mukha layata sudhakara, ucari bacana janu amiya jhare

2. shobha nirupama bhanatana ayata, beshtita parikara guna-gana gayata

madhura madhura mridu mardala bayata, dhadha dhigi dhigi dhikata dhilanga

gana saha sura-gana gagana-pantha-gata, ghana ghana sarasa kusuma bara barashata

jaya jaya jaya dhwani bhubana biyapata, narahari kahaba ki prema-taranga

 

 

     1. Lord Gaurachandra, who delights everyone. Lord Nityananda, weho breaks all fear of any calamity, dances at His side. Their lotus eyes defeat the young young khanjana birds. Their graceful eyes steal away Kamadeva’s pride. Their forms glisten like two golden mountains. Somehow the earth sustains Their dancing footsteps. The smiling enctyar moons of Theor faces meet. Their words are like flowing streams of sweet nectar.

     2. Their words are glorious without peer. They are surrounded by companions who sing of Their glories. Sweetly sweetly the musical instruments are gently sounded. “Dhadha dhigi dhigi dhikata dhilanga!”, the drums declare. Assembling in the pathway of the sky, the demigods and their associates shower flowers. Sounds of “Jaya! Jaya! Jaya!” fills the worlds. Will Narahari ever be able to describe the waves of ecstatic spiritual love that flooded everything at that time?

 

 

 

1921-1928. Song in Dhanashi-raga

 

 

1. (Refrain) nace shacira dulala range

adwaita nita-i gadadhara shribasadi parikara sange

2. anga-bhangi ki madhura-chande

pada-bhare mahi-kare thalamala, ke tahe dhairaja bandhe

3. nana tale diya karatali

gobinda madhaba basu yasha gaya caudike shobhaye bhali

4. gora canda-mukhe hari bole

jaga-i madha-i heri bahu prasari karaye kole

5. goracandera parasha pana

jaga-i madha-i nace bhuja tuli bhabete bibhola haina

6. dohe lotaya dharani-tale

kampe tanu anupama pulakita titaye ankhera jale

7. gora-karuna prakasha dekhi

nace sura-gana gaganete rahi saghane judaya ankhi

8. ke na dhaya se karuna-ashe

jaya jaya dhwani abani bharala bhane ghanashyama-dase

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Surrounded by Lord Advaita, Lord Nitai, Gadadhara, Shrivasa and a host of other associates, Shaci’s son dances.

     2. His limbs move with gracedful sweetness. His restless dancing feet touch the surface of the earth. Who is peaceful and quiet now?

     3. The karatalas play many different rhythms. Govinda, Madhava, and Vasu sing the Lord’s glories. The four directions are filled with glory.

     4. From the moon of Lord Gaura’s mouth come calls of “Hari!”  Seeing Jagai and Madhai, Lord Gaura hugs them in His arms.

     5. By Lord Gaurachandra’s touch, Jagai and Madhai are filled with ecstatic spiritual love. Raising their arms, they dance.

     6. Then they roll on the ground. They tremble. The hairs of their bodies stand erect. Tears stream from their eyes.

     7. Seeing what Lord Gaura’s mercy has brought, the demigods dance in the sky. Their eyes are filled with cooling bliss.

     8. Who will not run to get Lord Gaura’s mercy? The whole world is filled with sounds of “Jaya! Jaya!” This Ghanashyama dasa says.

 

 

1945-1948. Song in Belabali-raga

 

1. (Refrain) nacata gauracandra nata-bhupa

manamatha lakha garaba-bhara-bhanjana, akhila-bhubana-jana-ranjana rupa

2. abirata atula bhaba-bhare gara gara, garajata ati adabhuta ruci-kari

mangalamaya pada dharata dharani para, karata bhangi bhuja-yugala pasari

3. hasata madhura adhara mridu labani, sharada-canda jini, badana bilasa

talamala aruna kamala-dala-locana, kauna karaha kata rasa parakasha

4. gayata madhura bhakata-gana naba naba, kinnara-nikara darapa karu cura

uthalala prema-sindhu mahi bhasala, narahari kumati parasha rahu dura

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Lord Gaurachandra, the king of dancers, dances. His graceful form delights the hearts of all the worlds. He breaks into pieces the pride of millions of Kamadevas.

     2. Overcome with ecstatic spiritual love, He roars. He is wonderfully splendid and gloroous. The earth now holds up His auspicious feet. His long arms are graceful.

     3. The smile on His lips is sweet and graceful. His glorious face defeats the autumn moon. His red-lotus-petal eyes are restless. How much nectar of ecstatic spiritual love shines in them?

     4. The devotees sing newer and newer sweet songs, songs that rob the Kinnaras of their pride. The ocean of ecstatic spiritual love now floods all the worlds. Everyone floats in that ocean. Only wicked-hearted Narahari does not float. That ocean never touched him. It stayed far away.

 

 

1964-1967. Song in Ghantaraba-raga

 

1. nacata gaura nikhila nata-pandita nirupama bhangi madana-mada hara-i

pracura candakara-darapari-bhanjana, anga-kirane diga-bidiga ujara-i

2. unamata atula simha jini garajana, shuna-i bali kali-barana dara-i

ghana ghana lampha lalita ati cancala, carana-ghate kshiti talamala kara-i

3. kinnara garaba kharaba karu parikara, gaya ulase amiya raba jhara-i

bayata bahu-bidha khola khamaka dhuni, parashata gagana kauna dhriti dhara-i

4. atula pratapa kampi durajana-gana, leya-i sharana carana-tale pada-i

narahari pahunka kiriti rahu jaga-bhara, parama dulaha dhana niyata bitara-i

 

 

     1. Lord Gaura, the most learned pandita of dancing, garcefully dances with peerless movements that take away Kamadeva’s pride. The effulgence of Lord Gaura’s limbs, an effulgence that breaks the sun’s pride into pieces, fills the directions with light.

     2. His roar defeats the peerless wildly angry lions. Hearing that roar, powerful Kali-yuga is stunned with fear. In His restless dancing He leaps again and again. The weight of His steps makes the earth tremble.

     3. His companions jopyfully sing songs like nectar, songs that shrink the Kinnaras’ pride. The khola and khamaka drums sweetly sound in many ways. Their sweet sounds touch the sky. Why can stay peaceful and unmoved?

     4. Trembling in fear, the powerful demons take shelter of Lord Gaura’s feet. Narahari’s master fills the worlds with the sound of kirtana. The most rare treasure He freely gives to this world as a gift.

 

2437-2440. Song in Mayura-raga

 

1. bhabe gara gara       nita-i sundara

          heri goracandera chata

kata uthe cite      nare thira haite

          prati ange naba pulaka ghata

2. kiba unamada          kshane simha-nada

          kshane lote dhara-tale

kshane dirgha-shwasa       kshane maha-hasa

          khase basa bhase ankhera jale

3. kshane joda lampha          kshane dehe kampa

          khene yaya keha keha dharite nare

kshane kiba kaiya         bahe thira haiya

          sama-iya bishwambhera kore

4. nityananda kole       laiya netra-jale

          bhase kiba prabhu premera riti

kahe narahari       shribasadi cari

          pashe kande keha na dhare dhriti

 

 

     1. Glancing at the moonlight of Lord Gaurachandra’s splendor, glorious Lord Nitai is overcome with spiritual bliss. How much ecstasy rises within His heart? He cannot stay still. The hairs stand up on His every limb.

     2. He  has become wild in the ecstasy of spiritual love. One moment He roars like a lion. The next moment He rolls on the ground. The next moment He lets out a long sigh. The next moment He loudly laughs. The next moment His clothing is in disarray. The next moment He floats in the tears that stream from His eyes.

     3. The next moment He leaps. The next moment His body trembles. The next moment He bexcomes wild and no one can restrain Him. The next moment He is quiet and peaceful. The next moment He hugs Lord Vishvambhara.

     4. Hugging Vishvambhara, Lord Nitai makes Them both float in the tears streaming from His eyes. These are the ways of Lord Nitai’s ecstasy of spiritual love. Narahari says: The four brothers headed by Shrivasa stand there and weep. None of them can remain peaceful.

 

 

 

2761-2764. Song in Debakiri-raga

 

1. bali-kali-matta-matangaja-maradana, gaura-simha nacata nadiyaya

jaya jaya raba saba bhubana biyapita, nikhila loka mili caudhike dhaya

2. gayata parama prabala priya parikara, kinnara duragama tala taranga

bajata muraja mridanga drimiki drimi danda drimikata dhikata dhilanga

3. kampa-i dharani dharata pada-pankaja, dagamagi anga-bhangi anupama

locana taru aruna ruci ganja-i, cahani caru camake kata kama

4. shashadhara-nikara nindi mukha madhurima, hasata lahu lahu amina ugari

prema bitari narahari pahum pamare, kara-i kore bhuja-yuga pasari

 

 

     1. Crushing the powerful wild elephant of Kali-yuga, Nadiya’s lion of Lord Gaura dances. Sounds of “Jaya! Jaya!” fill the worlds. From the four directions everyone runs to Him.

     2. Lord Gaura sings with His dear companions. Waves of rhythms, rhythms even the Kinnaras cannot play, flow. “Drimiki drimi danda drimikata dhikata dhilanga!”, the murajas and mridangas declare.

     3. With the touch of Lord Gaura’s lotus feet, the earth trembles. Lord Gaura’s body moves with peerless grace. He is overcome with ecstatic spiritual love. Gazing at His glorious reddish eyes, how many Kamadevas are filled with wonder?

     4. His charming face rebukes a host of moons. His gentle gentle smiles are flowing streams of nectar. To the fallen sinners Narahari’s master gives the gift of ecstatic spiritual love. With His arms He hugs them.

 

2765-2768. Song in Megha-mallara-raga

 

 

1. (Refrain) nacata gaura natana pandita-bara

kunkuma-damini-dama-damana tanu, mandita nirupama bipula pulaka-bhara

2. aruna adhara mridu canda-badana lasa, dashana kunda lahu hasa amiya jhara

nayana-khanja jana-ranjana rasamaya, cahani kata shata madana-garaba-hara

3. kanaka-mrinala-nindi bhuja-yuga tuli, bolata hari hari antara gara gara

mangalamaya komala su-lalita pada, bibidha bhangi sane dharaye dharani-para

4. baja jhanjha su-khamaka khola kata, gayata madhura madhura sura-parikara

bitarata prema-ratana dhana jaga-bhari, bancita ku-mati e narahari pamara

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Lord Gaura, the great pandita of dancing, dances. His form eclipses the splendor of kunkuma and lightning. His peerless ornament is the hairs of His body standing erect in ecstasy.

     2. His lips are red. The moon of His graceful face glistens. His teeth are jasmine flowers. His gentle smile is a cascading stream of nectar. His nectar-filled lotus eyes delight the people. From how many hundreds of Kamadevas does He remove the pride?

     3. He raises His two arms, arms that rebuke the golden lotus stems. He chants, “Hari! Hari!” His heart is overcome with ecstatic spiritual love. His soft and graceful feet are filled with all auspiciousness. Serving in many ways, the earth upholds His feet.

     4. How many rhythms do the kholas and khamakas play? The Lord’s divine associates sing sweet sweet songs. Lord Gaura freely gives the world the precious gift of ecstatic spiritual world. He fills the world with that gift. Only the wicked-hearted wretch Narahari did not receive that gift. Only he was cheated.

 

 

 

2773-2776. Song in Nata-Narayana-raga

 

1. (Refrain) nacata gaura parama sukha-sadana

abirala bipula pulaka kula jhalamala, su-lalita anga madana-mada-kadana

2. talamala amala kamala-dala-locana, cahani karuna aruna-ruci rucire

nirasi sharada-shashi hasite lapana lasa, dashana su-cikana hara cita acire

3. gaja-bara-garaba-harana gati naba naba, dhara-ite carana dharani ati mudita

gada gada hridaya badata ghana hari hari, nirupama bhaba bibhaba bhara udita

4. unamata atula ratana-dhana-bitarane, harala bipada yasha bharala e bhubane

purila sakala manoratha ithe bancita, narahari biphala janama dhika jibane

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Lord Gaura, the abode of all bliss, dances. The hairs of His body stand erect. His graceful effulgent form crushes Kamadeva’s pride.

     2. With glistening reddish lotus-petal eyes He casts glances of mercy. His smiling face eclipses the autumn moon. His words are glorious. His splendid teeth charm the heart.

     3. His graceful motion rob the graceful epelahnts of their pride. The earth feels newer and newer bliss to be able to uphold His feet. His heart overcome with ecstatic spireitual love, He says, “Hari! Hari!” in a choked voice. He manifests the symptoms of ecstasy.

     4. Wild with bliss, He freely gives away the precious jewels of spiritual love. He removes all calamities. The worlds are filled with His glories. He fulfills everyone’s desire. Only Narahari’s desire is not fulfilled. Narahari’s birth and life in this world is fruitless and pathetic.

 

 

2779-2782. Song in Nata-raga

 

1. nacata shaci-tanaya gaura-madhuri mana mohe

kanakacala dalana dehe pulakabali shobhe

2. jhalamala bidhu-badana amiya barashata mridu-hase

cancala nayanancale kata kata rasa parakashe

3. pada-tale dharu tala jhanana, nupura ghana baje

abhinaba bahu bhangi nirakhi, manamatha maru laje

4. gayata guna jaga-jana nimagana sukha prabahe

bancita narahari dina-hina, dahe bhaba-daba-dahe

 

 

     1. Shaci’s charming fair son dances. He charms every heart. His form eclipses the golden mountain’s splendor. The hairs of His body stand erect.

     2. The effulgent moon of His gently smiling face showers nectar. How much glistening nectar flows from the corners of His restless eyes?

     3. The soles of His feet mark the rhythms in the dance. His anklets jangle. Seeing His ever-new graceful motions, Kamadeva is ashamed.

     4. Plunged in a flowing river of bliss, the people of the world sing His glories. Narahari has been cheated of singing those glories. Poor wretched Narahari burns in the flames of repeated birth and death.

 

 

2783-2790. Song in Nati-raga

 

1. kiba khola karatala baje

cari pashe parikara saje

2. aju gayata madhura lila

shuni darabaye daru-shila

3. (refrain) range nacaye sundara gora

ke ba jane ki ba bhabe bhora

4. naba pulaka-balita tanu

shohe kanaka-panasha janu

5. surasarita-prabaha para

duti nayane bahaye dhara

6. ghana ghana bhuja-yuga tuli

garajaye hari hari bali

7. ati patita pamare heri

dhari kore kare beri beri

8. prema-dhana de-i jane jane

chadi eka narahari dine

 

 

     1. The kholas and karatalas sound. The Lord’s associates are on all four sides.

     2. Now the devotees sing sweet songs of the Lord’s pastimes. Hearing these songs even the stones and dry wood melt in ecstasy.

     3. (Refrain) Handsome Lord Gaura dances in the dancing-circle. What ecstasy fills Him? Who can know?

     4. The hairs of His body stand erect. His body glistens like gold.

     5. From His eyes flow a flooding Ganga of tears.

     6. Raising His arms, He roars, “Hari! Hari!”

     7. Seeing a fallen sinner, He hugs him again and again.

     8. To person after person He gives the treasure of ecstatic spiritual love. Only to poor Narahari He does not give that treasure.

 

 

2795-2800. Song in Barati-raga or Dhanashi-raga

 

1. bhubana-mohana goracanda

akhila lokera mano-phanda

2. nace pahum premera abeshe

aruna-nayana jale bhase

3. bhuja tuli hari hari bole

patita dhariya kare kole

4. nija rase sabhaya bhasaya

cari pashe parishada gaya

5. su-komala anga achadiya

gadi yaya dhulaya padiya

6. dekhi sakala jiba kande

narahari hiya nahi bandhe

 

 

     1. Lord Gaurachandra charms all the worlds. He is a trap set to catch every heart.

     2. Overcome with ecstatic spiritual love, Lord Gaura dances. He floats in the tears that stream from His reddened eyes.

     3. Raising His arms, He chants, “Hari! Hari!” He hugs the fallen souls.

     4. He floats in the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. Around Him on four sides, His associates sing.

     5. He stumbles. His delicate body falls to the dust.

     6. Seeing this, every living being weeps. Narahari’s heart cannot contain it’s grief.

 

 

 

3381-3386. Song in Kamoda-raga

 

 

1. (refrain) shacira dulala gora nace

debera durlabha dhana yare tare yace

2. patitere hariya dharite nare anga

kshane kshane uthe kata bhabera taranga

3. jhalamala karaye kanaka jini abha

bipula pulakabali balita ki shobha

4. bhasaye shri-mukha buka nayanera jale

duti bahu tuliya saghana hari bole

5. unamata bhakata phiraye cari pashe

jaya jaya kala-raba e bhumi akashe

6. pahum pane heri keha dhairaja na bandhe

narahari o ranga carane padi kande

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Lord Gaura, who is Shaci’s son, dances. He begs everyone to please accept the gift He gives, a gift even the demigods cannot attain.

     2. Seeing a fallen sinner, He hugs his body. Moment after moment how many waves of ecstatic spiritual love arise within Him?

     3. His effulgent form defeats the splendor of gold. How glorious is His form, its hairs standing up with bliss!

     4. His graceful face and chest float in a flood of tears from His eyes. Raising His arms, He calls out, “Hari!”

     5. Wild with bliss, the devotees dance at His four sides. The earth and sky are filled with sounds of “Jaya! Jaya!”

     6. Seeing Lord Gaura, no one can remain peaceful. Falling before Lord Gaura’s reddish feet, Narahari weeps.

 

 

3387-3390. Song in Kamoda-raga

 

1. nace gora guna-mani        kebala premera khani

          priya parikara cari pasha

shobha aparupa yena       udu gana majhe yena

          kanaka candrama parakasha

2. shirisha kusuma jini         su-komala tanu-khani

          pulaka balita manohara

praphulla kamala dure         badane madana jhure

          hasi makha aruna adhara

3. kata na bhangima kari      bhuja tuli bole hari

          barisha amiya anibara

ati sa-karuna hiya       patitere nirakhiya

          ankhi bahe suradhuni dhara

4. baje khola karatala        calana calani bhala

          dekhi ke ba na haya mohita

na rahila dukha shoka          matila sakala loka

          narahari e sukha bancita

 

 

     1. Lord Gaura, who has the jewels of all virtues, dances. He is a jewel-mine filled with the jewels of ecstatic spiritual love. Around Him on four sides are His dear companions. His glory is wonderful. He is like a golden moon surrounded by a host of stars.

     2. His delicate form defeats the shirisha flower. His bodily hairs stand erect. His form charms every heart. He makes the blossoming lotus flowers’ pride flee far away. His smiling face and reddish lips make Kamadeva feel humble and unworthy.

     3. How many graceful movements does He not manifest as He dances? Raising His arms, He chants, “Hari!” Without stop He showers a great monsoon of nectar. His heart is filled with compassion. When He sees a fallen sinner, a flooding Ganga of compassionate tears streams from His eyes.

     4. The kholas and karatalas sound. Lord Gaura gracefully dances as He walks. Seeing Him, who would not become enchanted? Everyone is now wild with bliss. Sadness and suffering do not stay with anyone now. Alas! Narahari was somehow cheated of all that bliss.

 

 

3391-3396. Song in Megha-raga

 

1. gora bada dayara thakura

sankirtana-meghe prema barishe pracura

2. parikara majhe saje bhala

aparupa rupete bhubana kare alo

3. nacaye kata na bhangi kari

keba ba dharibe hiya se madhuri heri

4. baye karatala mridanga

gaya-e madhura gita amiya taranga

5. keha hase keha keha kande

bhume gadi yaya keha thire nahi bandhe

6. jaya-dhwani e bhumi akasha

matila pamara hina narahari dasa

 

 

     1. Supremely merciful Lord Gaura now makes the clouds of sankirtana shower a great monsoon of ecstatic spiritual love.

     2. In the center of a host of associates, He is glorious. Hiw wonderful form fills all the worlds with light.

     3. How many graceful motions does He manifest as He dances? Seeing His graceful dancing, what person can keep his heart peaceful?

     4. Karatalas and mridangas sound. Sweet songs are sung, songs like waves of nectar.

     5. Someone laughs. Another weeps. Another falls to the ground. No one is peaceful.

     6. The earth and sky are filled with sounds of, “Jaya!” Even the fallen wretch Narahari dasa is wild with bliss.

 

 

3430-3435. Song in Suha-i-raga

 

1. nacata nata-bara gaura-kishora

abhinaba bhangi bhubana karu bhora

2. jhalamala anga-kirana anupama

hera-ite murachata kata kata kama

3. talamala locana-yugala bishala

dolate kanthe balita bana-mala

4. jharata amiya bidhu-barana ujora

piba-i nayana bhari bhakata-cakora

5. ghana ghana bolaye madhura hari-nama

shuna-ite ko na roya-i abirama

6. pamara patita prema-rase mati

na darabe kathina e narahari chati

 

 

     1. Lord Gaura-kishora, the best of dancers, dances. His graceful new movements make the worlds wild with bliss.

     2. Seeing the peerless splendor of His glistening limbs, How many Kamadevas are overcome with enchantment?

     3. His large eyes are restless. His forest-garland sways to and fro on His chest.

     4. With their eyes the cakora-bird devotees sip the nectar effulgence of the glistening moon of Lord Gaura.

     5. Sweetly Lord Gaura sings Lord Hari’s holy names. Hearing Him, who will not weep without stop?

     6. The fallen sinners have now become wild by tasting the sweet nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. Alas! Narahari’s hard heart does not melt in the ecstasy of spiritual love.

 

3632-3635. Song in Dhanashi-raga

 

1. gora-preme gara gara nita-i amara

aruna-nayane bahe suradhuni-dhara

2. bipula-pulakabali shohe pahum gaya

gajendra-gamane heli duli cali yaya

3. patitere nirakhiya du-bahu pasari

kole kari saghane bolaya hari hari

4. emana dayara nidhi ke ha-ibe ara

narahari adhama tarite abatara

 

 

     1. My Lord Nitai is overcome with ecstatic love for Lord Chaitanya. From Lord Nitai’s reddened eyes flows a celestial Ganga of tears.

     2. The hairs of His body stand erect. Swaying to and fro, He walks like the king of elephants.

     3. Seeing a fallen sinner, He extends His two arms, hugs the sinner, and begs, “Chant, `Hari! Hari!’ “

     4. Lord Nitai is an ocean of mercy. How could it be otherwise. After all, He descended to this world to deliver the fallen sinner Narahari.

 

3658-3661. Song in Ashabari-raga

 

1. (Refrain) aju anande nita-i-cande

shobhamaya simha-         sane basa-iya

          keha na dhairaja bandhe

2. su-basita ganga-jala laiya

padi mantra mathe        dhale jala

          damodara harashita haiya

3. jaya jaya dhwani kari

manusha misana        sura-gana shobha

          nirakhe nayana bhari

4. keha gaya abhisheka range

pa-iya shushka-       basa narahari

          candana de-i se ange

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Now Lord Nitaicandra joyfully sits on the lion-throne. He is handsome and glorious. Now no one is peaceful.

     2. Chanting mantras, joyful Damodara pours scented Ganga water on the Lord’s head.

     3. There is a great tumult of “Jaya! Jaya!” Mingling amongst the humans, the demigods gaze at the Lord’s glory. They fill their eyes with the sight of Him.

     4. Someone sings. The abhisheka is gloriously performed. I, Narahari dasa, bring dry garemnts. I anoint Lord Nitaicandra’s limbs with sandal paste.

 

3680-3687. Song in Dhanashi-raga

 

 

1. bhubana-pabana nita-i mora

na jani ki bhabe sada-i bhora

2. gora gora bali du-bahu tuli

matta-gaja yena calaye dhuli

3. kanthe jhalamala malati-mala

parisara buke karaye khela

4. su-lalita-mukhe madhura hasi

cande dhale yena amina-rashi

5. talamala jala jaruna ankhi

se cahani caru karuna makhi

6. bareka se ankhe dekhaye yare

premera pathare bhasaya tare

7. dina-hina duhkhi kichu na bache

hena prema-data ke ara ache

8. narahari hena prabhu na bhaji

bishaya-bisheshe rahila maji

 

 

     1. My Lord Nitai purifies all the worlds. How is He always overcome with the ecstasy of spiritual love? I do not know.

     2. Raising His arms, He chants, “Gaura! Gaura!” Liek an intoxicated elephant, He sways to and fro.

     3. On His neck glistens a jasmine garland, a garland that playfully rests on His chest.

     4. On His graceful playful face is a gentle smile. From the moon of His face flows a flood of nectar.

     5. Tears stream from His eyes. His glance is filled with mercy.

     6. Any person who once sees Him with his own eyes floats in an ocean of ecstatic spiritual love.

     7. He does not consider who is poor, or fallen, or troubled. Who is not like that? To every person He gives the gift of ecstatic spiritual love.

     8. Alas! Narahari dasa did not worship Lord Nitai. That is why Narahari dasa is now plunged in materialistic life.

 

 

3698-3701. Song in Dhanashi-raga

 

1. nita-i guna-nidhi          shobhara abadhi

          ki sudhaya bidhi gadila sadhe

prabhatera bhanu         jini tanu-chata

          heriya kemana dhairaja bandhe

2. ajanu-lambita         bhuja bhujangama

          bhangi nirupama rangete bhasi

badana sharada-      bidhu-ghata ghana

          barishaye sudha ishat hasi

3. gora gora bali        gara gara hiya

          heli duli cale kunjara para

talamala jala-      jaruna-locana

          jhara jhara jhare ananda-dhara

4. sura-nara-gana       dhaya cari-pashe

          se dulaha pada parasha-ashe

dasa narahari       pahum paratape

          bali kali-kala kampaye trase

 

 

     1. Lord Nitai is a treasure-house of virtues. He stands at the apex of glory and handsomeness. What nectar flows from Him! The effulgence of His form defeats the rising sun. After seeing Him, how can anyone remain still and peaceful?

     2. His arms are like snaks reaching to His knees. He floats in playful gracefulness, gracefulness without peer. His face is like the autumn moon. His gentle smile showers nectar.

     3. He chants, “Gaura! Gaura!” His heart is overcome with ecstatic spiritual love. Swaying to and fro, He walks like an intoxicated elephant. From His eyes stream tears, tears like flooding rivers of spiritual bliss.

     4. Yearning to touch His feet, feet found only with great difficulty, the demigods and humans run from the four directions. Aha! The invicible power of Narahari dasa’s master makes strong Kali-yuga tremble in fear.

 

 

3706-3711. Song in Kamoda-raga

 

 

1. nita-i karuna-nidhi

ani mila-ila bidhi

2. dina-hina dukhi jane

dhani kaila prema-dhane

3. priya-parikara sange

naciya bulaya range

4. na jani ki preme mati

na jane dibasa rati

5. gora gora bali kande

tile na dhairaja bandhe

6. dhuli dhusarita deha

ta heri ke dhare theha

7. gune keba nahi jhure

eka narahari dure

 

 

     1. Lord Nitai is an ocean of mercy. The rules of religion rest in Him.

     2. To the poor, fallen, unhappy people He gives the treasure of ecstatic spiritual love. He makes them wealthy in that treasure.

     3. Surrounded by His dear associates, He dances in the dancing-circle.

     4. How has He become intoxicated with ecstatic spiritual love? I do not know. He does not know if it is day or night.

     5. Chanting, “Gaura! Gaura!”, He weeps. Not a single sesame seed’s worth of peaceful restraint remains within Him.

     6. His body is covered with dust. Seeing Him, who can remain peaceful?

     7. Seeing His glories, who will not weep in ecstasy? Alas! Only Narahari dasa stays far away from that ecstasy.

 

 

3712-3717. Song in Dhanashi-raga

 

1. gora-preme matiya nita-i

jagata mataya sa-karuna dithe ca-i

2. nacaye ajanu bahu tuli

patitera kolete padaye dhuli dhuli

3. kata sukhe hiya na uthale

mukha buka bhasi yaya nayanera jale

4. prati ange pulakera ghata

madana murachi pade dekhi rupa-chata

5. su-canda-badane mridu hasi

kahite madhura katha dhale sudha-rashi

6. ki naba bhangima ranga paya

narahari parana majila mene taya

 

 

     1. Intoxicated by the ecstasy of spiritual love for Lord Gaura, with a merciful glance Lord Nitai now makes the whole world also intoxicated with that ecstasy.

     2. Raising His arms, arms that reach to His knees, Lord Nitai dances. Hu hugs the fallen souls. He sways to and fro. Overcome with ecstatic love, he falls to the ground.

     3. How much spiritual bliss floods His heart? That bliss takes the form of tears, tears that flow down His face and chest. He floats in those tears.

     4. The hairs on His every limbs stand erect. Seeing the glory of His spiritual form, Kamadeva falls unconscious.

     5. A gentle smile rests on His moonlike face. His sweet words are like a flood of nectar.

     6. How glorious are His ever-new graceful reddish feet! To Lord Nitai’s feet Narahari dasa dedicates His every breath.

 

 

 

 

3731-3734. Song in Gandhara-raga

 

1. (Refrain) jaya jaya padmabati-suta sundara

          nityananda guna-bhupa

jaga-jana nayana         tapa bhara bhanjana

          jini kana karuna aparupa rupa

2. shashadhara-nikara-darapa-hara anana

          jhalakata amiya jharata mridu hasa

gaura prema-bhare        gara gara antara

          nirupama naba naba bacana bilasa

3. talamala amala-kamala-locana

          jala girata janu nirata suradhuni dhara

pulaka kadamba-balita su-lalita ati

          parisara bakshe tarala mani-hara

4. kunjara damana gamana mano-ranjana

          bahu pasari athira abirama

patita kole kari bitare se-dhana

          bancita jagate duhkhita ghanashyama

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Glory, glory to Lord Nityananda. He is Padmavati’s son. He is handsome and graceful. He is the king of virtues. He breaks apart the burning sufferings in the eyes of the world’s people. His wonderful form eclipses even kana karuna.

     2. His face robs away the pride of a host of moons. His smile is filled with drops of nectar. His heart is overcome with ecstatic love for Lord Gaura. His newer and newer playful words have no peer.

     3. His eyes are splendid lotus flowers that sway to and fro. His tears are a flooding Ganga. His bodily hairs standing erect are kadamba filaments. Heis graceful and playful and charming. A jewel necklace sways to and fro on His chest.

     4. His graceful gestures defeat the graceful elephants. He delights the heart. His arms are long. He is always restless and unsteady. He hugs the fallen souls. He gives them a great treasure. In all the world only sad Ghanashyama dasa did not receive that gift. Only he was cheated.

 

3953-3956. Song in Belabali-raga or Mangala-raga

 

1. aju shubha-kshane       nita-i-candera

          adhibase kiba shobhara ghata

nirupama beshe       bilasaye bhale

          jhalamala kare angera chata

2. kata shata mana-       matha-mada-hare

          hasi nisha-mukha candrama caru

kanja-dala-dali          lalita locana

          cahani na rakhe dhairaja karu

3. cari-pashe bipra       beda uccaraye

          caru-bhangi heri harasha hiya

nari-gana-mana      uthale ulase

          ghana ghana ulu lululu diya

4. nana badya-dhwani          bhedaye gagana

          nace nartaka ki madhura gati

jaya jaya rabe      bharaye bhubana

          bhane ghanashyama kautuka ati

 

 

     1. At this auspicious moment Lord Nitaicandra’s adhivasa ritual is splendid and glorious. Lord Nitai’s garments are peerless. His forehead is graceful and splendid. His limbs glisten with glory.

     2. Glistening in the night, the moon of Lord Nitai’s face robs away the pride of how many hundreds of Kamadevas? His graceful playful eyes, eyes like lotus petals, cast many graceful glances. He cannot remain peaceful.

     3. Around Him on four sides, the brahmanas chant the Vedas. gazing at Lord Nitai’s graceful form, they feel great bliss in their hearts. Their hearts flooded with bliss, the ladies warble, “Ulu-lululu!”

     4. Many musical instruments play tumultuous music that breaks the sky. The dancers dance. How sweet are their movements! The whole world is filled with sounds of “Jaya! Jaya!” Joyful Ghanashyama dasa speaks these words.

 

3965-3968. Song in Bhupali-raga

 

1. basudha jahnaba debi shobha-bidhi, adhibasa-bhusha-bhushita tanu

jhalamala kare caru ruci chata, tadita kunkuma ketaki janu

2. cari-pashe bipra-gana dhanya mane, cahi kanya-pane harasha-hiya

beda-dhwani kari kare ashirbada, dhanya durba duhum mastake diya

3. pandita-gharani dharanite pada, na dharaya hiya dhairaja bandhe

bibidha mangala karu sakhi-kula, ulu lulu de-i kata na sadhe

4. shankha ghanta adi badya baje bahu, kolahala nahi tulana dite

bhane narahari sura-nari alakhita dekhe kata kautuka cite

 

 

     1. Their forms decorated with ornaments for the adhivasa, the goddesses Vasudha and Jahnava shine with great splendor. They glisten with great beauty. They glisten like lightning, or kunkuma, or ketaki flowers.

     2. From the four directions brahmanas offer blessing. With joyful hearts, they glance at the the two girls. They chant the Vedas. They speak words of blessing. With auspicious durva grass they touch the two girls’ heads.

     3. Although their feet peacefully rest upon the ground, the panditas’ wives find they cannot keep their hearts at all peaceful and still. The girls all offer auspicious blessings. “Ulu-lulu!”, they warble. How many desires fill their hearts?

     4. Conchshells, bells, and a host of musical instruments sound. A tumult arises, a tumult without equal. Narahari dasa says: How many demigoddesses came and, unnoticed by the others, with joyful hearts watched all of this?

 

3973-3976. Song in Deshapala-raga

 

1. koti manamatha-garabha-bhara-hara parama sughara nita-i haladhara

karata gamana cadi naba caudale chabi chala chalakaye

besha biraci bibaha mata kata, bhanti bhushana ange bilasata

lalita locana-khanja mukha mridu-hasa manjula jhalakaye

2. rupa piba-ite matta atishaya, karata bhusura-brinda jaya jaya

bandi-gana-mana-modita ghana ghana bimala yasha parakashaye

teji nija nija geha dhayata, nari-purukha nameha payata

nirakhi rahu cahu ora nimikhana-darasha-rasa-sukhe bhasaye

3. gana karu guni tala-shruti sura, raga murachana grama-sumadhura

natata nartaka ughatita kataka thaita thai thai nini ni na

badya badaka ba-oye bahutara, tala prakata na hota patatara thonkri na na na na thunga thunkata dhodhilanga dhiki dhiki nina

4. dipa-damake asankhya kshiti-para, dibasa saba bhela rajani ujora

bipula kala-kala-dhwani-nirata saba loka gati-patha shohaye

gagana-gata lakhi deba alakhita, sa-rasa barashata kusuma pulakita

dasa narahari pahuka atula bilasa jaga-mana mohaye

 

 

     1. Lord Balarama has nowe become glorious lord Nitai, Lord Nitai who robs many millions of Kamadevas of all their pride. He rides in a palanquin. He shines with great splendor. How many glorious gasrments dopes He wear for His wedding? Many ornaments glisten on His body. His eyes are graceful playful lotus flowers. His smile is gentle. He is graceful and glorous.

     2. Drinking the nectar of the sight of his glorious form, the brahmanas become wild with bliss. “Jaya! Jaya!”, tbey chant. With joyful hearts the poets recite poems describing the Lord’s pure and splendid glories. Men and women run from their homes. They bow down before Lord Nitai’s feet. With unblinking eyes they gaze at Lord Nitai. Now they float in the nectar of bliss.

     3. Singers sing songsa with graceful rhythms and melodies, sweet songs that charm the heart.  Beating out the rhythms, “Thaita thai thai nini ni na!”, how many dances do the dancers dance? Many musical instruments sound. “Thonkri na na na na thunga thunkata dhodhilanga dhiki dhiki nina!”, they declare. Never have there been such graceful rhythms.

     4. Numberless lamps light the night, make it glisten like day. Sweet sounds are everywhere. Traveling on the pathways, the people are splendid and glorious. Unseen, the demigods watch from the sky. They shower a sweet rain of flowers. The master of Narahari dasa enjoys peerless pastimes, pastimes that charm the peoples’ hearts.

 

4018-4021. Song in Kamoda-raga

 

1. prabhu nityananda rama          rupe gune anupama

          padmabati-garbhe janamila

nija gana la-iya sange        dwadasha batsara range

          shri-ekacakraya bilasiya

2. gora abatirna haile        sannyasira sanga chale

          bahira ha-ila ghara haite

tirtha paryatana kare         bimshati barshera pare

          anande a-ila nadiyate

3. pana prana goracande         padi se premera phande

          danda kamandalu phele dure

sada mati sankirtane          kshetre cale prabhu sane

          prabhu danda tina-khanda kare

4. prabhura adesha mate        gaude asi kshetra haite

          prabhu-mano-hita karma haila

dasa narahari gati       basu jahnabara pati

          yare tare prema bila-ila

 

 

     1. Lord Nityananda Rama, whose virtues and handsomeness are without peer, took birth from Padmavati’s womb. For twelve years, He enjoyed pastimes of playing with His childhood friends in the village of Ekacakra.

     2. When Lord Gaura descended to this world, Lord Nityananda, on the pretext of accompanying a sannyasi, left home. He traveled to many holy places. Then, after twenty years, He joyfully entered Nadiya.

     3. Lord Gaurachandra was His very life. He fell into the trap Lored Gaurachandra had set, the trap of ecstatic spiritual love. The danda and kamandalu He threw far away. His heart was always in sankirtana. He accompanied Lord Gaurachandra on the journey to Jagannatha-kshetra. Lord Gaurachandra’s danda He broke in three.

     4. On Lord Gaurachandra’s command He left Jagannatha-kshetra and returned to Gauda-desha. He strove to satisfy the desire in Lord Gaurachandra’s heart. He freely gave away the gift of ecstatic spiritual love. He is Jahnava’s and Vasudha’s husband and Narahari dasa’s shelter.