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Part Four: Poems Glorifying Lord Gauranga

 

 

Poem 173 Shri Shacitanayashtaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying Shaci's Son)

 

 

1. ujjvala-varana-gaura-vara-deham

     vilasita-niravadhi-bhava-videham

tri-bhuvana-pavana-kripayah lesam

     tam pranamami ca shri-shaci-tanayam

 

2. gadgada-antara-bhava-vikaram

     durjana-tarjana-nada-vishalam

bhava-bhaya-bhanjana-karana-karunam

     tam pranamami ca shri-shaci-tanayam

 

3. arunambara-dhara-caru-kapolam

     indu-vinindita-nakha-caya-ruciram

jalpita-nija-guna-nama-vinodam

     tam pranamami ca shri-shaci-tanayam

 

4. vigalita-nayana-kamala-jaladharam

     bhushana-nava-rasa-bhava-vikaram

gati-ati-manthara-nritya-vilasam

     tam pranamami ca shri-shaci-tanayam

 

5. cancala-caru-carana-gati-ruciram

     manjira-ranjita-pada-yuga-madhuram

candra-vinindita-shitala-vadanam

     tam pranamami ca shri-shaci-tanayam

 

6. dhrita-kati-dora-kamandalu-dandam

     divya-kalevara-mundita-mundam

durjana-kalmasha-khandana-dandam

     tam pranamami ca shri-shaci-tanayam

 

7. bhushana-bhuraja-alakavalitam

     kampita-bimbadhara-vara-ruciram

malayaja-viracita-ujjvala-tilakam

     tam pranamami ca shri-shaci-tanayam

 

8. nindita-aruna-kamala-dala-nayanam

     a-janu-lambita-shri-bhuja-yugalam

kalevara-kaishora-nartaka-vesham

     tam pranamami ca shri-shaci-tanayam

 

 

     1. I offer my respectful obeisances to Shaci's glorious son. His form is effulgent and glorious. His form always glistens with ecstatic spiritual love. A tiny particle of His mercy purifies the three worlds.

     2. I offer my respectful obeisances to Shaci's glorious son. Overcome with ecstatic spiritual love, He speoaks broken words in a choked voice. His loud roar rebukes the demons. His mercy breaks into pieces all fear of the world of birth and death.

     3. I offer my respectful obeisances to Shaci's glorious son. He wears saffron garments. His cheeks are graceful. His glistening fingernails and toenails defeat a host of moons. He enjoys pastimes of chanting His own glories and His own holy names.

     4. I offer my respectful obeisances to Shaci's glorious son. A flood of tears streams from His lotus eyes. He is adorned with ornaments of the symptoms of the new nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. Moving with slow grace, He enjoys pastimes of dancing.

     5. I offer my respectful obeisances to Shaci's glorious son. His restless feet move with grace. His ankles sweetly jangle. His cooling face rebukes the moon.

     6. I offer my respectful obeisances to Shaci's glorious son. His kamandalu and danda rest on His belt. His form is effulgent. His head is shaved.

     7. I offer my respectful obeisances to Shaci's glorious son. His hair is decorated with dust. His splendid bimba-fruit lips tremble. His sanda-paste tilaka glistens.

     8. I offer my respectful obeisances to Shaci's glorious son. His eyes rebuke the red lotus-petals. His graceful arms reach to His knees. His youthful form wears the garments of a dancer.

 

 

Poem 174 Shri Chaitanya-nama-stotram (Prayers Glorifying Lord Chaitanya's Holy Names)

 

 

1. shri-gaurangash cid-anandah

     krishnash chaitanya-vigrahah

navadvipa-nivasi ca

     jagannatha-sutas tatha

 

2. purnottamah param brahma

     sannyasi-rupa-dharakah

vishvambharo dina-bandhur

     hari-nama-pradayakah

 

3. etad dvadasha-namani

     sakrid eva pathen narah

prema-bhaktir bhavet tasya

     shri-gauranga-prasadatah

 

4. suvarna-varno hemango

     gaurangah shaci-nandanah

abhyantare shyama-varno

     vande tasya padambujam

 

 

     1. Lord Chaitanya has a fair complexion (shri-gauranga), He is full of spiritual bliss (cid-ananda). He is Lord Krishna Himself (krishna), Krishna who manifests the form of Chaitanya (chaitanya-vigraha). He resides in Navadvipa (navadvipa-nivasi). He is Jagannatha Mishra's son (jagannatha-suta).

     2. He is the most perfect and complete Lord (purnottama). He is the Supreme Brahman (param brahma) manifesting the form of a sannyasi (sannyasi-rupa-dharaka). He is the maintainer of all the worlds (vishvambhara). He si the friend of the poor (dina-bandhu). He gives the gift of Lord Hari's holy names (hari-nama-pradayaka).

     3. A person who even only once recites these twelve holy names attains, by Lord Gauranga's mercy, ecstatic spiritual love and devotion for the Lord.

     4. I offer my respectful obesiances to the lotus feet of the Lord, whose form is effulgent like gold (suvarna-varna and hemanga). His limbs are fair (gauranga). He is Shaci's son (saci-nandana). Within His heart He is dark Lord Krishna Himself (abhyantare shyama-varna).