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The Acaryas’ Songs
Glorifying Lord Gauranga
1. Lord Gaura’s Pastimes of Dancing in Sankirtana
Song 1 (Bibhasa-raga)
1. (Refrain) maha-bhuja nacata chaitanya raya
ke jane kata kata bhaba shata shata
sonara barana gora raya
2. preme dhara dhara anga niramala
ara ki kahiba ashesha anubhaba
hera-ite jaga-mana lobha
3. shuniya nija guna nama kirtana
bibhora natana bibhanga
nadiya-pura loka pasharila duhkha sukha
4. ratana bitarana prema-rasa barikhana
akhila bhubana sincita
chaitanya dasa gane atula prema-dane
muni se ha-ilum bancita
1. (Refrain) His arms long and graceful, Lord Chaitanya Raya dances. How many hundreds and hundreds of devotional ecstasies does He feel? Who has the power to know? Lord Gaura Raya is splendid like gold.
2. He sheds tears of ecstatic spiritual love. His limbs are glorious. Splendid like sprouting blades of grass, the hairs of His body stand erect. What more shall I say? When the people of the world see Him, they understand. Their hearts yearn to attain His company.
3. Hearing the chanting of His own glories and His own holy names, He dances, overcome with ecstasy. Forgetting their pains and pleasures, the people of Nadiya float in waves of ecstatic spiritual love.
4. He freely gives away the jewels of ecstatic spiritual love. He showers a great monsoon of the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. He showers all the worlds. Chaitanya dasa sings: He gives away the peerless gift of ecstatic spiritual love. Only I did not receive that gift. Only I was cheated.
Song 2 (Beloyara-raga)
1. nacata nike gaura-bara ratana
bhakata kalapa-taru kali mada-mathana
2. gara gara bhabe tanu pulakita saghana
nija-gune nigudha prema-rase magana
3. bhabe bibhora lora jharu nayana
nirabadhi hari hari bolata bayana
4. gadi gadi bhume karata kata karuna
shri-pada kusuma su-komala aruna
5. aja-bhaba-adi satata karu bhabana
karu kabi-shekhara soda seba na
1. The jewel of Lord Gaura dances. He is a kalpa-taru tree that fulfills the devotees’ desires. In the Kali-yuga He churns the ocean of spiritual bliss.
2. He is overcome with ecstatic spiritual love. The hairs of His body stand erect. He is plunged into a nectar ocean of confidential ecstatic spiritual love.
3. He is overcome with spiritual love. Tears stream from His eyes. Without stop his mouth chants, “Hari! Hari!”
4. He falls and faslls to the ground. How He is ovecrome! The graceful, soft, reddish soles of His feet are like flowers.
5. Brahma, Shiva, and all the demigods meditate on Him. Alas! Kavi-shekhara cannot taste the sweet nectar of directly serving Him.
Song 3 (Beloyara-raga)
1. dekha shaci-nandana, jagata jibana dhana, anukhana prema-dhana
bhabe bibhora bara, gaura-tanu pulakita, saghane baliya hari
gora pahum nace
2. (Refrain) saba abatara sara gora abatara
hema barana jini, nirupama tanu-khani, aruna-nayane bahe
3. brindabana guna shuni, luthata se dwija-mani, bhabe bhare gara gara
pahum mora hase
kashishwara abhirama, pandita purushottama, guna gana karatahi
1. Look at Shaci’s son! He is the life and treasure of all the worlds. At every moment He begs the world’s people to accept His gift of the great treasure of ecstatic spiritual love. He is overcome withecstatic spiritual love. The hairs on His fair body staned erect. Again and again He chants, “Hari!” Lord Gaura dances.
2. (Refrain) Lord Gaura has descended to this world. He is thebest of all avataras. His peerless form defeats the splendor of gold. Flooding rivers of ecstatic spiritual love stream as tears from His reddened eyes.
3. Hearing the glories of Vrindavana, He rolls on the ground. Lord Gaura, the jewel of the brahmanas, laughs in ecstasy. Kashishvara, Abhirama, nnd Purushottama Pandita stay at His side. Thus Narahari dasa sings His glories.
Song 4 (Tudi-raga)
1. gora nace prema binodiya
akhila-bhubana-pati bihare nadiya
2. dig bidig na jane gora nacite nacite
canda-mukhe hari bole kandite kandite
3. golokera prema-dhana jibe bila-iya
sankirtane nace gora hari bola baliya
4. preme gara gara anga mukhe mridu hasa
se rase bancita bhela balarama dasa
1. Enjoying pastimes of spiritual love, Lord Gaura dances. He who is the ruler of all the worlds enjoys pastimes in Nadiya.
2. Lord Gaura dances and dances. He does not know one direction from another. The moon of His mouth chants, “Hari!” He weeps and weeps.
3. The treasur eof ecstatic spiritual love, a treasure He brought down from the spiritual world of Goloka, He freely distributes to everyone. Chanting, “Haribol!”, Lord Gaura dances in sankirtana.
4. He is overcome with ecstatic spiritual love. A gentle smile graces His face. Alas! Balarama dasa was cheated of the chance to taste the nectar of serving Him.
Song 5 (Patha-manjari-raga)
1. nacaye chaitanya cintamani
buka bahi dhara mukuta ganthani
2. preme gada gada haiya dharani lotaya
huhunkara diya khene uthiya dandaya
3. ghana ghana dena paka urdhwa-bahu kari
patita-janare pahum bolaya hari hari
4. hari-nama kare gana jape anukshana
bujhite na pare keha birala lakshana
5. apara mahima-guna jaga-jane gaya
basu ramananda tahe prema-dhana caya
1. Cintamani-jewel Lord Gaura dances. A flood of tears streams down His chest, tears like a string of pearls.
2. Overcome with ecstatic spiritual love, He speaks broken words in a choked voice. He rolls on the ground. He jumps and roars.
3. Raising His arms, He dances in a circle. He makes the fallen sinners chant, “Hari! Hari!”
4. At every moment He does kirtana or japa of Lord Hari’s holy names. No one has the power to understand His symptoms of rare ecstatic spiritual love.
5. The people of this world sing songs praising the shoreless ocean of His transcendental glories. Ramananda Vasu yearns to attain the treasure of ecstatic spiritual love He gives away.
Song 6 (Bibhasa-raga)
1. (Refrain) are mora nacata gaura-kishora
hirana-kirana jini o tanu sundara
dasha-disha karala ujora
2. sharada-canda jini jhalamala badanahi
rocana tilaka su-bhala
kuncita caru cikura tahi lolata
kamale kiye ali-jala
3. nasa tila-phula bimaba adhara tala
cuyata bindu bindu ghama
taruna aruna sarasija jini locana
dhara bahe abirama
4. ganthiya apana guna parakashi kirtana
khola karatala yatana kari sirajila
pashanda dalana anubandhe
5. abanite adabhuta prabhu shaci-nandana
dina-hina mudha-mati ramananda dasa ati
pahum more kara bhaba-para
1. (Refrain) Ah!! My Lord Gaura-kishora dances! Defeating the splendor of gold, His glorious form fills the ten directions with light.
2. Defeating the autumn moon, His graceful rocana-tilaka-decorated forehead glistens with splendor. Is the curly black hair on His head, hair tossed to and fro, actually a swarm of black bees around a yellow lotus flower?
3. His nose is a sesame flower. His lips are bimba fruits. He covered with drop after drop of perspiration. Defeating the new red lotus flowers, His eyes are the source of flooding rivers of tears, rivers that flow without stop.
4. Surrounded by His companion s, in the kirtana He sinsg the glories of a person who is actually His own self. The kholas and karatalas play. Now the sinners’ sins are broken into pieces.
5. Now the earth is filled with wonder. Shaci’s son, who purifies the fallen, has now descended to this world. Now all the fools and fallen sinners, including even Ramananda dasa, Lord Gaura has carried to the farther shore of the ocean of repeated births and deaths.
Song 7 (Gandhara-raga)
1. bhabe bharala hema tanu anupama re, ahar-nishi nija-rase bhora
nayana-yugale, prema-jale jhara jhara re, bhuja tuli hari hari bola
2. nacata gaura-kishora mora pahum re, abhinaba nabadwipa-canda
jitala nipa-phula, pulaka mukula re, prati ange manamatha phanda
3. bhaba-bhare helana, bhaba-bhare dolana, prati ange bhaba bithari
rasa-bhare gara gara, cala-i khala-i re, gobinda dasa balihari
1. Filled with spiritual love, Lord Gaura’s golden form is beyond compare. Day and night He is overcome wby tasting the nectar of spiritual love. Tears of love stream from His eyes. Raising His arms, He chants, “Hari! Hari!”
2. My Lord Gaura-kishora dances. He is a new moon shining in Navadvipa. Standing erect, the hairs of His body defeat the kadamba flowers. His every limb is Kamadeva’s trap.
3. Overcome with ecstatic spiritual love, He sways to and fro. His every limbs is filled with spiritual love. Overcome with tasting rthe nectar of spiritual love, He stumbles as He walks. Govinda dasa completely surrenders unto Him.
Song 8 (Dhanashi-raga)
1. nacaye gauranga pahum sahacara sanga
shyama-tanu gaura bhela basana suranga
2. puraba dohana-bhanda anubhabi sheshe
karanga la-ila gora se-i abhilashe
3. chadi cuda shikhi-puccha kaila kesha-hina
pita basana chadi parila kaupina
4. ha-ilena danda-dhari chadiya bamshari
yadu kahe krishna ebe ha-ila gaura-hari
1. Lord Gauranga dances with His associates. Dark Lord Krishna has now become fair Lord Gaura clothed in glorious saffron garments.
2. He who in the past carried a milk-pail now wishes to carry a sannyasi’s waterpot.
3. He has renounced His hair crowned with a peacock-feather. Now His head is shaved. He has renounced His yellow garments. Now He wears a sannyasi’s kaupina.
4. He has renounced his flute. Now He carries a sannyasi’s danda. Yadu says: Lord Krishna has beocme Lord Gaura-Hari.
Song 9 (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.
Song 10 (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?
Song 11 (Kamoda-raga)
1. (Refrain) aju ki ananda sankirtane
nace gaura nityananda parama ananda-kanda
priya parishada-brinda sane
2. nace bole bhala bhala baje khola karatala
sabe maha bihwola premaya
nadira prabaha para sabara nayane dhara
keha keha pade kara gaya
3. keha ba pulaka-bhare hunkara garjana kare
kampe kega thira haite nare
keha karu pane cana du-i bahu pasariya
kole kari chadite na pare
4. keha karu paya dhare pada-dhuli laya shire
keha bhume padi padi yaya
prabhu bhritya eka riti dekhi narahari ati
anande prabhura guna gaya
1. (Refrain) How much bliss is now present in this sankirtana! Surrounded by Their dear associates, Lord Gaura and Lord Nityananda, who are the root of all transcendental bliss, dance.
2. They dance and call out, “Glory! Glory!” The devotees play kholas and karatalas. Everyone is overcome with ecstatic spiritual love. Flooding rivers of tears flow from everyone’s eyes. Some joyfully sing. Some, overcome with ecstasy, fall to the ground.
3. Soem have bodily hairs that stand erect. Some loudly roar. Some tremble. Some cannot remain peaceful and steady. Some gaze at Lord Gaura. Some extend their arms and hug the other devotees. They will not let go.
4. Some grasp the devotees’ feet and place the dust on their own head. Some stumble and stumble, falling to the ground as they walk. Gazing at the two Lords as They dance, the servant Narahari joyfully sings the two Lord’s glories.
Song 12 (Patha-manjari-raga)
1. nace gaurangacanda bibhora bhabete
se-i bhabe gadadhara nacaye bamete
2. bhayara sonara anga bhume pade pache
ta-i se nita-i-canda phire pache pache
3. nace re gauranga amara heliya duliya
baje khola karatala tadhiya tadhiya
4. duragata patita dhariya karu kora
pamara e narahari o na rase bhora
1. Overcome with ecstasy, Lord Gaurangacandra dances. Filled with the same ecstasy, Gadadhara dances at His left.
2. Overcome with ecstatic spiritual love, Lord Gaura stumbles. His golden body falls to the ground. Behind Him Lord Nitaicandra turns and dances.
3. Swaying to and fro, my Lord Gauranga dances. “Tadhiya! Tadhiya!”, the kholas and karatalas declare.
4. Lord Gauranga grasps the misguided sinners and holds them in His arms. Alas! The wretch Narahari is not overcome by the nectar of these pastimes.
Song 13 (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.
Song 14 (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.
Song 15 (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.
Song 16 (Gurjari-raga)
1. aju ki ananda nadiya-nagare, jaga-i madha-i dohe dekhibare
dhaya cari-dike ki nari purusha, paraspara kahe kata na katha
keha kahe ati biralete raiya, ai dekha dekha duhum pane ca-iya
surujera sama teja ebe bhela, se papa-sharira gela ba kotha
2. keha kahe aha mari mari mari, bhabe gara gara baise beri beri
kandi uthe chute ankhi bari-dhara, nibarite nare na dhare dhriti
keha kahe hena dekha nirupama, pulakita tanu kampe ghana ghana
dhulaya dhusara dharanite padi, gadi yaya kichu nahika smriti
3. keha kahe ki ba gora mukha shashi, pane cahe jani kata sukhe bhasi
hasi sudha-pane unamata haiya, lota-iya pade carana-tale
keha kahe dekha nita-i-candere, cahi hiya majhe kata kheda kare
du-khani carana parashiya kare, kare abhisheka ankhera jale
4. keha kahe dekha adwaita tapasi, gadadhara shribasadi pashe basi
atula ulase phuli phuli phire, la-iya sabara carana-dhuli
keha keha duhum katara-antare, eka bhite rahi dante trina dhare
narahari pahum parikara saha kara kripa kahe du-bahu tuli
1. What bliss has come to Nadiya-nagara! From the four directiuons the men and women run to see Jagai and Madhai. What do they not say amongst themselves? Privately someone says, “Look! Look! They are effulgent like the sun! Where went their bodies made of so many sins?”
2. Someone else says, “Ah! Ah! Ah! Ah! They are overcome with the ecstasy of spiritual love! They weep. Flooding rivers of tears flow from their eyes. They have no power to restrain themselves.” Someone else says, “Look! They tremble. The hairs on their bodies stand erect. They fall and roll on the ground. Their bodies are covered with dust. Now they are unconscious.”
3. Someone else says, “In how much bliss do they float as they gaze at Lord Gaura’s moonlike face? The nectar of Lord Gaura’s smile makes them wild with bliss. Rolling on the ground, they fall before Lord Gaura’s feet.” Someone else says, “Look! How much anguish do they feel when they see Lord Nitaicandra? They touch His feet. They bathe His feet with the tears from their eyes.”
4. Someone else says, “Blossoming with bliss, they approach Tapasvi Advaita, Gadadhara, Shrivasa and many others. From every one of them they take the dust of their feet.” Someone else says, “Repentent at heart, holding a blade of straw between their teeth, and extending their arms, they approach the associates of Narahari’s master and beg, “Please give mercy to us.”
Song 17 (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.
Song 18 (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.
Song 19 (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.
Song 20 (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.
Song 21 (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.
Song 22 (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.
Song 23 (Kamoda-raga)
1. aju gora nagara-kirtane
sajiya calaye priya parikara sane
2. angera su-besha bhala shobhe
nace nana bhangite bhubana-mana mohe
3. prema barishaye anibara
bahaye ananda-nadi nadiya majhara
4. deba-gana misha-i manushe
barishe kusuma kata manera harishe
5. nagariya loka saba dhaya
manera manase goracanda guna gaya
6. mudha-gana shuni simha-nada
ha-iya birasa mana ganaye pramada
7. lakhe lakhe dipa jwale bhala
upama ki abani gagana kare alo
8. narahari kahite ki jane
matila jagata ke-u dhairaja na mane
1. Surrounded by his dear associates, Lord Gaura performs sankirtana in the city.
2. His well-dressed form is glorious. Dancing in many graceful ways, He charms the hearts of all the world.
3. Without stop He showers the bliss of ecstatic spiritual love. He makes a river of spiritual bliss flow in Nadiya.
4. The demigods stay amongst the human beings. Their hearts are joyful. How many monsoons of flowers do they shower?
5. The city people run. With all their hearts they sing Lord Gaura’s glories.
6. Some bewldered people, their hearts withered with fear, think the tumultuous kirtana is a host of lions roaring.
7. Millions and millions of glistening lamps shine. To what shall I compare the light that fills the ground and sky?
8. What shall Narahari say? He does not know. The whole world has become wild with bliss. Now no one is peaceful at heart.
Song 24 (Kamoda-raga)
1. 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. 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.
Song 25 (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.
Song 26 (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.
Song 27 (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.
Song 28 (Mangala-raga)
1. codige gobinda-dhwani shuni pahum hase
kampita adhare gora gada gada bhashe
2. bhali re gauranga nace yara sange nityananda
abani bhasala preme gaya ramananda
3. murari mukunda asi hera a-isa bali
toma sabara gune kande parana-putali
4. ara yata bhakta-brinda anande bibhora
basu ramananda tahe lubadha cakora
1. Hearing the chanting of “Govinda!” come from the four directions, Lord Gaura smiles. He speaks broken words in a choked voice. His lips tremble.
2. Ah! Lord Gauranga dances with Lord Nityananda as Ramananda sings. The world is flooded with ecstatic spiritual love.
3. Murari and Mukunda come. Every saintly heart weeps.
4. The devotees are now overcome with bliss. Like a thirsty cakora bird, Ramananda Vasu watches these pastimes.
Song 29 (Suha-i-raga)
1. nadiya-akashe sankirtana-megha saje
khola karatala mukhe gabhira garaje
2. huhunkara bajra-dhwani haya muhur-muhu
barikhaye nama-nira ghana du-i pahum
4. nace gaya parishada thamake thamake
bhabera bijuli taya saghana camake
5. premera badale naida shantipura bhase
raya anantera hiya na bhulila rase
1. Filled with deep rumbling sounds of khola and karatala, the monsoon clouds of sankirtana have come to the sky of Nadiya.
2. Thunder and lightning fall again and again. Two clouds, Lord Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda, shower a great monsoon of holy names.
3. Halting and halting, the two Lords sing and dance with Their associates. Lightning flashes of ecstatic spiritual love fill everyone with wonder.
4. A monsoon of ecstatic spiritual love brings great floods. All of Shantipura floats in those waters. Alas! Ananta Raya’s heart was not swept away by those flooding nectar waters.
Song 30 (Suha-i-raga)
1. sankirtana chale gaura nita-i
nagare bahira haila
jaga-i madha-i yatha basiyache
tatha upanita bhela
2. khola karatala bishama janjala
bhabila se dona bha-i
maribara tare sura-bhanda kare
calila pashcat dha-i
3. prabhu nityananda haridasa ara
danda-ila hasta meli
sura-bhanda kandha hatete achila
madha-i marila pheli
4. nita-i lalate se kandha lagila
chutila shonita nadi
tabu abadhuta kahe bha-i aya
taribi e bhaba yadi
5. aya de-i kola bola hari bola
aya re madha-i bha-i
shyama-dasa kahe emana dayala
kona kale dekhi na-i
1. On the pretext of performing sankirtana, Lord Gaura and Lord Nitai brought the chanting-party out of the city, brought it to the place where Jagai and Madhai stayed.
2. The tumultuous sounds of the kholas and karatalas aroused the two brothers, Jagai and Madhai. Throwing broken pieces of clay wine-pots, they attacked the devotees. The devotees fled. The brothers gave chase.
3. Haridasa and Lord Nityananda stood with folded hands. With His own hands, Madhai had attacked them with broken pieces of wine-pots.
4 and 5. Struck by a piece of pottery, from Lord Nitai’s forehead a stream of blood flowed. Then Avadhuta Lord Nityananda says, “O brother Madhai, if you wish to be delivered from this world of birth and death, then please embrace the chanting of the holy names. Please chant, `Haribol!’ “ Shyama dasa says: Never have I seen anyone more merciful than Lord Gaura and Lord Nityananda.
Song 31 (Ramakeli-raga)
1. (Refrain) nabadwipe shuni simha-nada
sajala baishnaba-gana kari hari-sankirtana
mudha-mati ganila pramada
2. gauracandra maharathi nityananda sarathi
adwaita yuddhe agu-yana
prema-dore phamsa kari bandhila aneka ari
nirantara garje hari-nama
3. shri-chaitanya kare rana kali-gaje arohana
pashanda dalana bira-rana
kali-jiba tara-ite a-ila prabhu abanite
caudike capiya dila thana
4. uttama adhama jana sabe pa-ila prema-dhana
sammukhe shamana dekhi krishna-dasa bada dukhi
na pa-iya premera uddeshe
1. (Refrain) Hearing the Vaishnavas loudly chant Lord Hari’s holy names in sankirtana, the bewildered people think a host of roaring lions has come to Navadvipa.
2. The great maharathi warrior Lord Gaurachandra and the great sarathi warriors Lord Nityananda and Lord Advaita now charge into battle. Throwing the noose of ecstatic spiritual love, They catpure many enemy soldiers, capture them and tie them up. Without stop They roar with the battle cry of Lord Hari’s holy names.
3. Riding on the elephant to fight Kali-yuga, Lord Chaitanya, the king of heroes, charges into battle and cuts many sins into pieces. To rescue the fallen souls held hostage by Kali-yuga, Lord Chaitanya came to this earth. Now He conquers everywhere in the four directions.
4. By even a small particle of Lord Chaitanya’s and Lord Nitai’s mercy, everyone, from the highest to the lowest, now has within his grasp the great treasure of ecstatic spiritual love. Even though He has seen the Lord thus conquer all enemies, Krishna dasa is still unhappy. Alas! Krishna dasa could not get that treasure of spiritual love.
Song 32 (Mangala-raga)
1. hari hari mangala bharata kshiti-mandala
rasamaya ratana pasara
nija-guna-kirtana prema-ratana dhana
anukhana karu paracara
2. (Refrain) nacata nata-bara gaura-kishora
anukhana bhabe bibhabita antare
prema sukhera nahi ora
3. kundana kanaya birajita kalebara
bihi se karala niramana
murachita manamatha angahi anga kata
rupa dekhi harala geyana
4. yakara bhajana shiba chaturanana
karu mana marama sandhana
hena nama hara yatana kari gantha-i
patita-janere kare dana
5. andhakara kupe magana dekhiya jiba
nabadwipe pahum parakasha
prema-ratana dhana jaga bhari bitarana
bancita balarama dasa
1. The circle of the earth He fills with the auspicious sounds of “Hari! Hari!” He gives away a delightful nectar-jewel. Moment after moment He talks about chanting the Lord’s glories and about the precious jewel of ecstatic spiritual love.
2. (Refrain) Lord Gaura-kishora, the best of dancers, dances. At every moment He feels the ecstasy of spiritual love. At every moment He manifests the outward signs of those ecstasies. His ecstasy of love has no limit.
3. Destiny has given Him a body that glistens like splendid gold. Seeing His glorious form, Kamadeva is overcome and falls unconscious.
4. Shiva and Brahma worship Him. In their hearts they search for Him. Lord Gaura makes a necklace of the holy names and gives that necklace to the fallen souls.
5. Seeing the fallen souls drowning in a dark blind well, Lord Gaura has come to Navadvipa to rescue them. To everyone in the world He gives His gift of the jewels of ecstatic spiritual love. Only Balarama dasa did not receive that gift. Only he was cheated of it.
Song 33 (Mangala-raga)
1. (Refrain) shribasa-angane binoda bandhane
nacata gauranga raya
manuja daibata purusha yoshita
saba-i dekhibara dhaya
2. bhakata-mandala gayata mangala
bajata khola karatala
majhe unamata nita-i nacata
bha-iyara bhabe matoyala
3. garaje puna puna lamphe ghana ghana
malla-besha dhari naca-i
aruna-locane prema barikhaye
4. dharani-mandala preme badala
karala abadhuta canda
na jane dasha cari saba-i nara nari
bhubana rupa keri kande
5. shantipura-natha garaje abirata
dekhiya premera bikara
dhariya shri-carana karaye rodana
pandita shribasa udara
6. mukunda kutuhali kandaye phuli phuli
dhariya gadadhara kora
nayane bahe prema thakura abhirama
saghane bha-iya bha-iya bola
7. na jane diba-nishi prema-rase bhasi
brindabana dasa prema parakasha
1. (Refrain) In Shrivasa’s courtyard Lord Gauranga Raya enjoys pastimes of dancing. Humans, demigods, men, and women all run to see Him.
2. The circle of devotees sings auspicious songs. The kholas and karatalas sound. In the midst of that circle Lord Nitai dances. He is wild with the ecstasy of spiritual love.
3. Again and again He roars. Again and again He leaps. He dances like a wrestler or an athlete. From His reddened eyes a monsoon shower of tears of ecstatic love falls on the circle of the earth.
4. In this way Lord Nitai, the moon of avadhutas covered the earth’s circle with a flood of ecstatic spiritual love. No one could see the ten directions. Seeing what had come of the earth, every man and woman wept.
5. Seeing how the world had become wild in the ecstasy of spiritual love, Lord Advaita hapily roared. Grasping Lord Nitai’s feet, noble Shrivasa wept.
6. Mukunda joyfully shouted. Then he wept. Then he hugged Gadadhara. From Abhirama Thakura’s eyes flowed streams of tears, tears of spiritual love. Again and again he called out, [.sy 168}My brothers! My brothers!”
7. No one knew whether it was day or night. All of the Lord’s companions floated in a nectar-ocean of spiritual love. Vrindavana dasa says: In this way the ecstasy of spiritual love was manifest from Lord Nitai’s lotus feet.
2. Lord Gaura’s Ecstasy
Song 34 (Bala-raga or Dhanashi -raga)
1. a-ota piriti muratimaya sagara
aparupa pahum dwija-raja
naba naba bhakata bhakati naba ratana su
yacata natana samaja
2. (Refrain) bhali bhali nadiya bihara
sakala baikuntha brindabana sampada
sakala sukha sara
3. dhani dhani ati dhani aba bhela suradhuni
anande bahe rasa-dhara
snana pana aba gaha alingana
sangama kata kata bara
4. prati pura mandira prati taru kula tala
prati kula bipina bilasa
kahe nayanananda preme bishwambhara
sabhakare purala asha
1. He is the ocean of spiritual love personified. He is the wonderful king of the brahmanas. He is the Lord Hismelf. To the devotees He gives the nine newer and newer jewels of devotional service. In the assembly of dancers He begs everyone to accept those jewels.
2. (Refrain) Glory, glory to the Lord who enjoys pastimes in Nadiya! He is the treasure of all the Vaikuntha worlds, the treasure of Vrindavana. He is the essence of all bliss.
3. Glorious glorious glorious is the Ganga, filled with blissful nectar currents. How many times did the Lord bathe in it, drink its waters, dive into it, embrace it, and stay in its company?
4. In every city-house there, under every tree, and in every forest there the Lord enjoyed pastimes. Nayanananda says: The desire to become one of Lord Vishvambhara’s associates fills my heart.
Song 35 (Bibhasa-raga)
1. nija namamrita pahum matta anukshana
piyara sabhare nama bishesha hina jana
2. ati arunita ankhi adha adha bole
kande ucca-nade yare tare kare kole
3. (Refrain) aparupa gauranga bilasa
khene bole mu-i pahum kshane bole dasa
4. khene matta-simha gati khene bhaba stambha
khene dharu dharani pa-iya anga sanga
5. khene malasata mare atöa aööa hase
kheneke rodana khene gada gada bhashe
6. khene dekhi shyamasundara tiribhanga
kanu dasa kahe keba bujhe ona-ranga
1. At every moment tasting the nectar of the holy name, Lord Gaura has become wild with bliss. Even the least of His dear companions He calls by name.
2. His eyes are reddened. With a choked voice He speaks half half words. He loudly weeps. He hugs His companions.
3. (Refrain) Lord Gauranga’s pastimes are filled with wonders. Sometimes He declares, “I am the Lord Himself.”, and other times He declares, “I am the Lord’s servant.”
4. Sometimes He is like a wild lion. Other times He is stunned in ecstasy. Sometimes He falls to the ground.
5. Sometimes He beats His chest and loudly loudly laughs. Sometimes He cries out. Sometimes He speaks broken words in a choked voice.
6. Sometimes He manifests Lord Krishna’s dark and handsome three-fold-bending form. Kanu dasa says: Who understands these pastimes of the Lord?
Song 36 (Shri-raga)
1. (Refrain) gora mora dayara abadhi guna-nidhi
suradhuni-tire nadiya nagare
gauranga bihare nirabadhi
2. bhuja-yuga aropiya bhakatera kandhe
calite na pare gora hari-bola baliya kande
3. preme chala chala nayana-yugala
kata nadi bahe dhare
pulaka purala saba kalebara
dharani dharite nare
4. sange parishada phire nirantara
hari hari bola bole
sakhara kandhe bhuja yuga diya
helite dulite cale
5. bhubana bhariya prema ubharila
shuniya bharasa paramanandera
manete na laya ana
1. (Refrain) My Lord Gaura is a great treasure-house of mercy. In the towns of Nadiya and by the Ganga’s banks Lord Gauranga enjoys pastimes without stop.
2. Now Lord Gaura has no power to walk. His arms rest around the devotees’ shoulders. Chanting “Haribol!”, He weeps.
3. How many rivers of tears of love flow from His eyes? The hairs of His body stand erect. Now He has no power to stand on the earth.
4. Without stop He dances with His associates. “Hari! Haribol!”, He chants. His arms on His friends’ shoulders, He walks with difficulty.
5. He fills the worlds with the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. His name is Patita-pavana (the purifier of the fallen). With great faith Paramananda hears of His glories. No one else stays in Paramananda’s heart.
Song 37 (Gauri-raga)
1. sonara barana gora prema-binodiya
prema-jale bhasa-ola nagara nadiya
2. parisara buka bahi pade prema-dhara
nahi jane diba-nishi preme matoyara
3. gobindera ange pahum anga hela-iya
brindabana-guna shune magana ha-iya
4. radha radha bali pahum pade murachiya
shibananda kande pahumra bhaba na bujhiya
1. Golden-colored Lord Gaura enjoys pastimes of ecstatic spiritual love. He makes Nadiya’s towns float in a flood of spiritual love.
2. Tears of spiritual love flow down His chest. Wild in the ecstasy of spiritual love, He does not know if it is day or night.
3. He leans on Govinda for support. He is plunged in hearing of Vrindavana’s glories.
4. Chanting, “Radha! Radha!”, He falls unconscious. Shivananda weeps. Of the Lord’s ecstasies Shivananda understands nothing at all.
Song 38 (Bhaöiyari-raga)
1. bhababeshe goracanda bibhora ha-iya
kshane dake bha-iya shridama baliya
2. kshane dake subalere kshane basudama
kshane dake bha-i mora dada balarama
3. dhabali shanali karaye phukara
purala pulake anga bahe prema-dhara
4. kalindi yamuna bali prema-jale bhase
puraba padila mane kahe bamshi-dase
1. Lord Gaurachandra is overcome with ercstatic spiritual love. One moment He calls out, “Shridama! My brother!”
2. The next moment He calls out, “Subala!” The next moment He calls out, “Vasudama!” The next moment He calls out, “Elder brother Balarama!”
3. He calls out, “White and black surabhi cows!” The hair so fHis body stand erect. Flooding streams of tears of spiritual love flow down His body.
4. He calls out, “Kalindi! Yamuna!!” He floats in a flood of ecstatic spiritual love. His heart is rapt in thinking of His previous pastimes as Lord Krishna. This Vamshi dasa says.
Song 39 (Gandhara-raga)
1. hari hari gora kena kande
na jani öhekila pahum kara prema-phande
2. tejiya kalindi-tira kadamba bilasa
ebe sindhu-tire kena kiba abhilasha
3. ye karila shata koöi gopi sange rasa
ebe se kandaye kena kariya sannyasa
4. ye ankhi bhangite kata ananga murache
ebe kata jala-dhara bahiya padiche
5. ye mohana cuda-phande jagata mohita
se mastaka kesha-shunya ati biparita
6. pita-basa chadi kena aruna basana
kala-rupa chadi kene gaura barana
7. kahe balarama dasa na jani karana
tahara karana kiba yahara barana
1. Alas! Alas! Why does Lord Gaura weep? I do not know. The Lord is now caught in a trap of the ecstasy of spiritual love.
2. Why did He wish to leave His pastimes in the kadamba grove by the Yamuna’s banks and come to the ocean’s shore?
3. Why did He who enjoyed the rasa dance with hunderds and millions of gopis accept sannyasa? Why does He now weep?
4. Why does He whose crooked glances where more enchanting than how many Kamadevas now weep, how many flooding rivers of tears flowing from His eyes?
5. Why did He whose graceful hair was a trap that charmed all the worlds shave the hair of His head?
6. Why did He leave behind His yellow garments and accept the saffron garments of a sannyasi? Why did He leave behind His dark complexion and suddenly become fair?
7. Balarama dasa says: I do not know the reason why He has done these things. What is the reason He has a fair complexion?
Song 40 (Suha-i-raga)
1. gambhire bhitare gaura raya
jagiya rajani pohaya
2. khene khene karaye bilapa
khene khene royata khene khene kampa
3. khene bhite mukha shira ghashe
kona nahi rahu pahum pashe
4. ghana kande tuli du-i hata
kothaya amara prana-natha
5. narahari kahe mora gora
ra-i-preme ha-iyache bhora
1. Staying in the gambhira, Lord Gaura Raya is awake the whole night.
2. Moment after moment He laments. Moment after moment He weeps. Moment after moment He trembles.
3. He rubs His face and head against the wall. No one stays at the Lord’s side.
4. He weeps. Raising His hands, He asks, “Where is the Lord of My life?”
5. Narahari says: Lord Gaura is overwhelmed by the same kind of love Shri Radha feels.
Song 41 (Suha-i-raga)
1. ro-i ro-i jape gora krishna-nama-madhu
amiya jharaye yena bimala bidhu
2. shiba bihi nahi paya yara pade bhaji
taru-tale baiöhala saba sanga teji
3. chadiya sakala sukha bhela ashakati
sata-kumbha kalebara bhaba bibhuti
4. dekhiya sakala loka anukshana kande
basudeba ghosha hiya thira nahi bandhe
1. Weeping and weeping, Lord Gaura chants japa. He tastes the nectar of Lord Krishna’s holy name, nectar like nectar rivers flowing on a spotless transcendental moon.
2. Even Shiva and Brahma cannot approach to worship His feet. Leaving all companions, He sits alone under a tree.
3. He shuns all worthless material pleasures. Matter has no power over Him. His body of seven cubits is filled with a great treasure of ecstatic spiritual love.
4. Seeing Him, everyone weeps at every moment. Now Vasudeva Ghosha’s heart cannot be peaceful.
Song 42 (Suha-i-raga)
1. simha-dwara tyaji gora samudra ade dhaya
kotha krishna kotha krishna sabhare sudhaya
2. caudike bhakata-gana hari-guna gaya
majhe kanaya giri dhulaya loöaya
3. achadiya pade anga bhume gadi yaya
dighala sharire gora padi murachaya
4. uttana shayana mukhe phena bahi yaya
basudeba ghoshera hiya bidariya yaya
1. Leaving the Simha-dvara gate, Lord Gaura runs toward the ocean. “Where is Krishna? Where is Krishna?”, He calls.
2. Surrounding Him on four sides, the devotees sing of Lord Hari’s glories. Lord Gaura has become like a golden mountain rolling about in the dust.
3. Lord Gaura falls to the ground. His tall body is now unconscious.
4. He stands. Again He falls. Foam comes from His mouth. Now Vasudeva Ghosha’s heart is ripped into shreds.
Song 43 (Shri-raga)
1. cetana pa-iya gora-raya
bhume padi iti uti caya
2. samukhe swarupa rama raya
dekhi pahum kare haya haya
3. kamha mora murali-badana
ekhani pa-inu darashana
4. ohe natha parama karuna
kripa kari deha darashana
5. eta bilapayare goracande
dekhiya bhakata-gana kande
6. basu ghosha kahe mora gora
krishna-preme ha-ila bibhora
1. Again Lord Gaura Raya is conscious. Again He falls to the ground. Again He rises.
2. Svarupa Damodara and Ramananda Raya come before the Lord. Seeing the Lord’s condition, they cry, “Alas! Alas!”
3. “Where is My Krishna, the flute-player? A moment ago I saw him.
4. “O supremely merciful Lord, please be kind and show Yourself to Me!”
5. Seeing Lord Gaurachandra speak in this way, the devotees weep.
6. Vasudeva Ghosha says: My Lord Gaura is overcome with ecstatic love for Lord Krishna.
Song 44 (Pahida-raga)
1. (Refrain) are amara gaura-kishora
nahi jane diba nishi karana bihane hasi
manera bharame pahum bhora
2. kshane uccah-sware gaya kare pahum ki sudhaya
kothaya amara prana-natha
kshane shite anga kampa kshane kshane de-i lampha
kamha pana yana kara satha
3. kshane urdhwa-bahu kari naci bole phiri phiri
kshane kshane karaye bilapa
kshane ankhi-yuga munde ha natha baliya kande
kshane kshane karaye santapa
4. kahe dasa narahari are mora gaura-hari
radhara pirite haila hena
aichana kariya cite kali-yuga uddharite
bancita ha-inu muni kena
1. (Refrain) Ah! My Lord Gaura-kishora does not know if it is day or night. For no reason He laughs. My Lord’s heart is overcome.
2. One moment He loudly calls, “Where is my Lord? Where is the Lord of My life?” One moment He has chills and His body trembles. Moment after moment He leaps. Where did He go?
3. One moment He raises His armas, dances, and sings. Then, moment after moment He laments. Another moment He closes His eyes, calls out, “My Lord!”, and weeps. Then, moment after moment He is filled with torment.
4. Narahari dasa says: My Lord Gaura-Hari felt the love Radha feels. Feeling this love in His heart, He delivered the Kali-yuga. Still, why was I, Narahari, not delivered? Why was I cheated?
Song 45 (Suha-i-raga)
1. sahacara-ange gora anga hela-iya
calite na pare khene pade murachiya
2. ati durabala deha dharane na yaya
kshiti-tale pade sahacara mukha caya
3. kothaya parana-natha bali khene kande
puraba biraha jware thira nahi bandhe
4. kene hena haila gora bujhite na pari
jnana dasa kahe nichani laiya mari
1. Holding on to a companion, Lord Gaura has no power to walk. The next moment He faints.
2. He is very weak. He cannot walk. The next moment He falls to the ground. His companions gaze at His face.
3. The next moment, saying, “Where is the Lord of My life?”, He weeps. The flames of separation burn in Him. He cannot be peaceful.
4. Why has Lord Gaura become like this? I do not know. Jnana dasa says: Seeing these pastimes, I am overcome.
Song 46 (Kamoda-raga)
1. sonara barana gaura sundara
pandura bhaigela deha
shita bhita kena kampaye saghana
sonari puraba leha
2. kichu na kaha-i digha nishwasa-i
citrera putali para
nayana-yugala bahi pade jala
yena mandakini dhara
3. ghame titi gela saba kalebara
na jani kemane tape
kakhana sangita kakhana rodana
kiba kare paralape
4. kahe narahari mora gaura-hari
cahaye rankera para
hari hari bole bhuja-yuga tole
marama bujhibe kara
1. Lord Gaurasundara’s golden body has become white and pale. Is it from cold or fear that He trembles so? He is rapt in thinking of the object of His love.
2. He speaks not a word. He sighs long sighs. Stunned, He looks like a motionless painted puppet. From His eyes flow tears, tears like the celestial Ganga.
3. His body is covered with perspiration. How did He get such a fever? Sometimes He sings. Sometimes He weeps. Sometimes He bitterly laments.
4. Narahari says: My Lord Gaura-Hari is overcome. Raising His arms, He chants, “Hari! Hari!” Who understands what is in His heart?
Song 47 (Suha-i-raga)
1. shuna-ite gauranga kheda
majhu buka nahe kahe bheda
2. ro-i kahaye shuna ma-i
biraha jwarahi jwari ya-i
3. puöapaka shata guna lekha
majhu tapa age so-i rekha
4. kalakuöa shata guna mana
so naha achuka samana
5. bajaraka shata guna agi
se-i iha age rahum bhagi
6. hridaya nimagana shela
tasane adhikahi bhela
7. shata-guna bisuci beyadhi
tasane iha bada adhi
8. gauraka shuni iha bhasha
bhana radhamohana dasa
1. When I hear of Lord Gauranga’s distress, why does my heart not break into pieces?
2. He listens. He talks. He weeps. The flames of separation burn and burn.
3. “The heat of boiling cauldrons multiplied hundreds of times does not equal the fever flames of My sufferings.
4. “The deadly kalakuöa poison multiplied hundreds of times does not equal the poison of My separation from My beloved.
5. “The blows of a thunderbolt multiplied hundreds of times does not equal the blows destiny strikes upon Me.
6. “A javelin plunged into My heart is not equal to what now wounds me.
7. “The disease that torments Me is more powerful than any other disease.”
8. Hearing Lord Gaura speak these words, Radhamohana repeats them in this song.
Song 48 (Pahida-raga)
1. (Refrain) are mora gaura-kishora
sahacara kandhe pahum bhuja-yuga aropiya
nabami dashaya bhela bhora
2. padiya kshitira pare mukhe bakya nahi sare
sahase parashe nahi keha
sonara gaura-hari kahe haya mari mari
tantuka dosara bhela deha
3. thira nayana kari mathura nama dhari
ro-aye ha natha baliya
basu ramananda bane gauranga emana kena
na bujhinu kisera lagiya
1. (Refrain) Ah! My Lord Gaura-kishora keeps His two arms on His companions’ shoulders. He seems on the verge of death.
2. He falls to the ground. No words come from His mouth. No one dares to touch Him. Golden Lord Gaura-Hari says, “Alas! Alas! Alas!” His companions gather around Him.
3. His gaze is fixed. He calls out, “Mathura!” He weeps. He calls out, “O My Lord!” Ramananda Vasu says: Why has Lord Gauranga become like this? I do not know.
Song 49 (Shri-raga)
1. aju biraha-bhabe gaurangasundara
bhume padi kande bole kamha praneshwara
2. puna murachite bhela ati-kshina swasa
dekhiya lokera mane haya bada trasa
3. uca kari bhakata karala hari-bola
shuniya cetana pa-i ankhi jharu lora
4. aichana hera-ite kande nara-nari
e radhamohana maru ya-i balihari
1. Overcome with feelings of separation, Lord Gaurangasundara falls to the ground. Weeping, He says, “Where is the Lord of My life?”
2. He falls unconscious. His breathing is very weak. Seeing this, everyone becomes terrified at heart.
3. When the devotees loudly sing Lord Hari’s holy names, Lord Gaura hears and regains consciousness. Tears flow from His eyes.
4. Seeing this, everyone weeps. This Radhamohana dasa surrenders his everything to Lord Gaura.
3. Lord Gaura’s Pastimes at Rathayatra
Song 50 (Imana-raga)
1. (Refrain) aparupa ratha age
nace gaura-raya sabe mili gaya
yata yata maha-bhage
2. bhabete abasha ki rati dibasa
abeshe kichu na jane
jagannatha-mukha dekhi maha-sukha
nace gara gara mane
3. khola karatala kirtana rasala
ghana ghana hari-bola
jaya jaya dhwani suramana-mani
gagane uöhaya rola
4. nilacala-basi ara nana deshi
lokera uthala hiya
premera pathare sada-i santare
dukhi yadu abhagiya
1. (Refrain) Lord Gaura Raya dances before the wonderful Ratha. Gathering around Him, the glorious and fortunate devotees sing.
2. Overcome with ecstasy, He does not know if it is day or night. Gazing at Lord Jagannatha’s face, Lord Gaura is filled with bliss. His heart filled with love, Lord Gaura dances.
3. The kholas and karatalas sound. The kirtana is sweet. There are loud calls of “Haribol!” Sounds of [.sy 168}Jaya! Jaya!”, sounds like the jewels of all happinesses, fill the sky.
4. The people of Nilacala and other places feel their hearts always swim in the great ocean of ecstatic spiritual love. Even sad and unfortunate Yadu dasa feels his heart swim in that ocean.
Song 51 (Mangala-raga, Kandarpa-tala)
1. caudike mahanta meli karaye kirtana-keli
sata sampradaya gaya gita
baje caturdasha khola gagana bhedila rola
dekhi jagannatha anandita
2. unamata nityananda acarya adwaitacandra
pandita shribasa haridasa
e sabhare sange kari majhe nace gaura-hari
3. hari hari bola bole pada-bhare mahi dole
nayane bahaye jala-dhara
premera taranga ranga sumeru jiniya anga
tahe ashöa sattwika bikara
4. bhababeshe gaura raya nacite nacite yaya
dhire dhire cale jagannatha
ananda bismaya mana dekhi prema-sankiratana
nija parikara-gana satha
5. dure gela dukha shoka premaya bhasila loka
sthabara jangama pashu pakhi
ye prema-bilasa dhama yadu kahe anupama
ye dekhila se-i tara sakhi
1. From the four directions the great souls assemble and enjoy pastimes of kirtana. Together they sing many songs. From the four directions the sounds of fourteen kholas seem to break the sky. Gazing at Lord Jagannatha, everyone is filled with bliss.
2. Lord Nityananda, Lord Advaitacandra Acarya, Shrivasa Pandita, and Haridasa Thakura are wild with bliss. In the midst of a circle of devotees, Lord Gaura-Hari dances.
3. Lord Gaura-Hari chants, nHari! Haribol!” His dancing footsteps make the earth tremble. A flood of tears streams from His eyes. He plays in the waves of ecstatic spiritual love. His glorious body defeats golden Mount Sumeru. He manifests the eight sattvika-bhava ecstasies.
4. Filled with ecstasy, Lord Gaura dances and dances as He walks. Slowly slowly Lord Jagannatha travels in His ratha. Seeing Lord Gaura-Hari enjoy pastimes of prema-kirtana with His personal associates, every person feels his heart filled with bliss and wonder.
5. Suffering and sadness have fled far away. Every moving and unmoving being, including even the birds and beasts, float in an ocean of ecstatic spiritual love. Yadu dasa says: These pastimes of ecstatic spiritual love have no peer. Anyone who sees them will bear witness to this truth.
Song 52 (Shri-raga)
1. apane nacite yabe prabhura mana haila
sata sampradaya laye ekatra karila
2. uddanda nritye prabhu chadiya hunkara
cakra bhrami bhrame yena alata akara
3. nritye yamha yamha prabhura pade pada-tala
sa-sagara shaila mahi kare öalamala
4. stambha-sweda pulakashru sweda baibarnya
nana bhabe bibasha garba harsha dainya
5. dekhiya prabhura nritya jagannatha hase
se anande bhasi yaya yadunatha dase
1. Lord Gaura’s heart decides to dance. Around Him the devotees gather.
2. Roaring, Lord Gaura dances without restraint. Dancing in a circle, He seems like a circling firebrand.
3. Whenever Lord Gaura’s dancing feet touch the ground, the earth and all the oceans and mountains tremble.
4. Lord Gaura becomes stunned. The hairs of His beody stand erect. He weeps. He perspires. His complexion turns pale. He manifests all the symptoms of ecstasy. He is alternately proud, joyful, and humble.
5. Seeing Lord Gaura’s ecstatic dancing, Lord Jagannatha smiles. Now Yadunatha dasa floats in an ocean of bliss.
Song 53 (Imana-raga)
1. (Refrain) lila-kari jagannatha
calite calite yeye ardha-pathe
ratha thame akasmat
2. surasura nare öanila rathere
tabu na calaye ratha
paricha pujari betra haste kari
gali pade kata mata
3. rajara adeshe jode du-i pashe
shata shata kari-bara
tane ratha bale tathapi na cale
eka pada ratha-bara
4. tabe gora-raya ratha pache yaya
shirete öheliche ratha
bayura begete nimesha majhete
calila yojana shata
5. jaya gaura bali du-i bahu tuli
kare rola yatri-gana
dumhara prabhabe kari anubhaba
yadura bismita mana
1. (Refrain) Lord Jagannatha is playful. Moving and moving, His ratha suddenly stops when half the path is traversed.
2. The demigods, demons, and humans pull, but the ratha does not move. Stick in hand, how many times does the pujari fall to the ground?
3. By the king’s order, hundreds and hundreds of elephants are yoked on both sides. The elephants pull with all their might, but the ratha does not move even a single footstep.
4. Going behind, Lord Gaura Raya places His head against the ratha and pushes. The ratha suddenly goes with the speed of the wind. In an eyeblink it seems to have traveled 800 miles.
5. Raising their arms, the devotees at the Rathayatra call out, “Jaya Gaura!” Personally seeing the transcendental power of both Lord Jagannatha and Lord Gaura, this Yadu dasa feels his heart struck with wonder.
Song 54 (Ramakeli-raga)
1. chaitanya nita-i are dona bha-i nace re
khola karatala pancama rasala
ta thaiya ta thaiya baje re
2. sonara kamala kare öalamala
prema-sudha-sindhu majhe re
uttama adhama dina-hina jana
e dhe-u sabhare baje re
3. sata sampradaya ati ubharaya
jagannatha gaya re
sabhaya dekhiche sarbatra naciche
4. apurba aishwarya apurba madhurya
prakaöita e lilaya re
yadunatha dase premanande bhase
pahum kripa-laba caya re
1. Ah! The two brothers, Gaura and Nitai, dance! Sweetly playing the fifth note, the kholas and karatalas declare, “Ta thaiya! Ta thaiya!”
2. Gaura and Nitai are like two golden lotus flowers tossed to an fro in the nectar ocean of ecstatic spiritual love. The waves of that ocean now splash against every person, against the high, thr low, the poor, and the sinner.
3. The devotees sing a great tumult of songs glorifying Lord Jagannatha. Seeing the devotees, Lord Gaura Raya dances.
4. Lord Gaura’s pastimes manifest wonderful opulence and wonderful sweetness. Yadunatha dasa now floats in an ocean of spiritual bliss and love. Yadunatha yearns to attain a small particle of the Lord’s mercy.
4. Lord Nityananda
Song 55 (Bhaöiyari-raga)
1. (Refrain) are mora nita-i nayara
samsara sayara jibera jibana
nita-i mora sukhera sayara
2. abani-mandale a-ila nita-i
padmabati-nandana basu jahnabara jibana
chaitanya lilaye bishesha
3. rama-abatare anuja achila
lakshmana baliya nama
jyeshöha bha-i balarama
4. gaura-abatare nadiya bihare
dhari nityananda nama
dina-hina yata uddharila kata
bancita dasa atmarama
1. (Refrain) My Lord Nitai is the captain of the ferry-boat that traverses the ocean of birth and death. Lord Nitai is the life of the jivas. For me He is an ocean of bliss.
2. Accepting the garments of an avadhuta, Lord Nitai came to the circle of this earth. He is Padmavati’s son. He is Jahnava’s life. He enjoys glorious pastimes with Lord Chaitanya.
3. When Lord Ramacandra descended to this world, Lord Nitai was Rama’s younger brother Lakshmana. When Lord Krishna descended to this world, Lord Nitai was Krishna’s elder brother Balarama in Gokula-nagara.
4. When Lord Gaura descended to this world, Lord Nitai accepted the name Nityananda. Then He enjoyed pastimes with Lord Gaura in Nadiya. How many poor fallen sinners did Lord Nitai deliver? Alas! He did not deliver Atmarama dasa. Atmarama dasa was cheated.
Song 56 (Beloyara-raga)
1. (Refrain) jaya jaga-tarana-karana-dhama
ananda-kanda nityananda nama
2. dagamaga locana kamala dhulayata
sahaje athira gati diöhi matoyara
bha-iya abhirama bali ghana ghana garaja-i
gaura prema bhare cala-i na para
3. gada gada adha madhura bacanamrita
lahu lahu hasa bikashita ganda
4. kali-yuga kala bhujangama damshala
dagadhala thabara jangama pekhi
prema-sudha-rasa jaga-bhari barikhala
dasa gobinda kahe upekhi
1. (Refrain) Glory to He who bears the name Nityananda! He is the root of all bliss. He delivers the worlds.
2. Tears flow from His eyes. He sways to and fro like a lotus flower in the breeze. His steps are restless. His eyes are wild. “Brother Abhirama!” He roars. Overcome with ecstatic love for Lord Gaura, He has no power even to walk.
3. His broken words are the sweetest nectar. A gentle smile blossoms on His cheeks. He is adorned with graceful arms that crush the offenders. He holds a great golden mace.
4. Seeing the moving and unmoving beings all bitten by the black snake of Kali-yuga and now burning in the flames of its poison, He showered the worlds with the antidote, with a monsoon of the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. Why, then, did He not give that antidote to Govinda dasa?
Song 57 (Sindhuda-raga)
1. jaya jaya nityananda rohini-kumara
patita uddhara lagi su-bahu pasara
2. gada gada madhura madhura adha bola
pare dekhe gare preme dhari deya khola
3. dagamaga locana ghoraye nirantara
sonara kamale yena phiraye bhramara
4. dayara öhakura nita-i para duhkha jane
hari-namera mala ganthi dila jane jane
5. papi pashandi yata karila dalane
dina hina jane kaila prema bitarane
6. aha re gauranga bali pade bhumi-tale
sharira bhijila nita-ira nayanera jale
7. brindabana dasa mane e-i bicarila
dharani upare kiba sumeru padila
1. Glory, glory to Lord Nityananda. He is Lord Balarama Himself. To deliver the fallen sinners He extends His two arms.
2. His half words spoken in a choked voice are the sweetest nectar. Whomever He sees He hugs in the ecstasy of spiritual love.
3. His eyes are always restless. They are like two black bees flying among golden lotus flowers.
4. Lord Nitai is the master of mercy. Seeing the people tormented by troubles, He strings for them a necklace of Lord Hari’s holy names. To person after person He gives that necklace.
5. The arreogant blasphemers and sinners He rips into shreds. To the poor fallen people He gives the gift of ecstatic spiritual love.
6. Calling out, “O! O Gauranga!”, He falls to the ground. His whole body is soaked with tears.
7. In his heart Vrindavana dasa thinks: Now Lord Nityananda is like a golden Mount Sumeru fallen to the ground.
Song 58 (Dhanashi-raga)
1. jaya re jaya re jaya nityananda raya
pandita raghaba ghare bihare sadaya
2. parishada sakale dekhaye parateka
öhakura pandita se karena abhisheka
3. nityananda-rupa yena madana samana
dighala nayana bhana prasanna bayana
4. nana abharana ange jhalamala kare
ajanu-lambita bahu ati shobha dhare
5. aruna kirana jani du-khani carana
hridaya kariya kahe dasa brindabana
1. Glory, glory, glory to Lord Nityananda Raya! He enjoys pastimes in Raghava Pandita’s home.
2. To the assembled devotees the Lord reveals His transcendental glories. The saintly pandita performs Lord Nityananda’s abhisheka.
3. Lord Nityananda’s form is glorious like Kamadeva. His eyes and eyebrows are large. His face is cheerful.
4. Many different ornaments glisten on His body. His arms reach to His knees. He is graceful and glorious.
5. Pressing to his heart the reddish soles of Lord Nityananda’s feet, Vrindavana dasa sings this song.
Song 59 (Dhanashi-raga)
1. bande prabhu nityananda kebala ananda-kanda
jhalamala abharana saje
du-i dike shruti-mule makara kundala dole
gale eka kaustubha biraje
2. su-balita bhuja-danda jini kari-bara shunda
tahate shobhaye hema-danda
aruna ambara gaya simhera gamane dhaya
dekhi kampe asura pashanda
3. anga dekhi shuddha-barna duöi ankhi padma parna
tahate jharaye makaranda
hema-giri bahe yena suradhuni bahe hena
dekhi suralokera ananda
4. sarbange pulaka-chaöa yena kadambera ghaöa
lamphe kamphe haya basumati
bira-dapa malasaöe shabade brahmanda phaöe
dekhi brahmaloke kare stuti
5. caitanyera prema-ratna jibere kariya yatna
dila pahum parama anande
kahe brindabana dase apanara karma-doshe
na bhajilama nita-i-pada-dwandwe
1. I bow down before Lord Nityananda. He is the root of transcendental bliss. He is decorated with glisttering ornaments. Shark-shaped earrings swing to and fro on His ears. On His neck a Kaustubha gem glistens.
2. His graceful arms defeat the elephant’s trunk. He grasps a splendid golden mace. Saffron garments adorn His limbs. He runs like a lion. Seeing Him, the demons and blasphemers tremble.
3. He is splendid and pure. His eyes are lotus petals from which flow the nectar of tears. He is like a golden mountain from which a great Ganga flows. Seeing Him, the demigods become filled with bliss.
4. His bodily hairs stand erect like kadamba filaments. When He leaps the earth trembles. When He heroically strikes His chest, the sound make all the worlds split apart. Gazing at Him, the residents of Brahmaloka offer prayers.
5. To the fallen souls He carefully gives the jewel of spiritual love for Lord Chaitanya. In this way He greatly pleases the Lord. Vrindavana dasa says: It is because of many past bad karma that I do not now worship Lord Nitai’s feet.
Song 60 (Gandhara-raga)
1. (Refrain) jaya jaya padmabati-suta sundara
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. öalamala 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 garceful 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,
Song 61 (Shri-raga)
1. radha deshe nama ekacakra grama
shubha magha masi shukla-trayodashi
2. hara-i pandita ati harashita
dharani-mandala kare öalamala
ananda nahika dhare
3. shantipura-natha mane harashita
kari kichu anumana
antare janila bujhi janamila
krishnera agraja rama
4. baishnabera mana ha-ila prasanna
e dina pamara ha-ibe uddhara
kahe dina krishna-dase
1. In the county named Radha-desha, in the village of Ekacakra, on the shukla-tryodashi of the auspicious month of Magha, as the son of Hadai Pandita, in this world Lord Balarama took birth.
2. Joyful Hadai Pandita celebrated the festival of his son’s birth. The circle of the earth was overcome. No one could contain his bliss.
3. Shantipura’s Lord Advaita became joyful at heart. In His heart He knew that Lord Krishna’s elder brother Lord Balarama had taken birth.
4. Every Vaishnava heart became joyful. Every heart floated in an ocean of bliss. Lord Balarama would soon deliver the poor sinners. Thus speaks poor Krishna dasa.
Song 62 (Suha-i-raga)
1. bhubana-ananda-kanda balarama nityananda
abatirna haila kali-kale
ghucila sakala dukha dekhiya o canda-mukha
bhase loka ananda-hillole
2. (Refrain) jaya jaya nityananda rama
kanaka-campaka pati angule candera panti
rupe jitala koöi kama
3. o mukha-mandala dekhi purna-candra kise lekhi
dighala nayana bhana dhanu
ajanu-labhita-bhuja- tala thala-pankaja
koöi kshina kari ari janu
4. carana-kamala-tale bhakata bhramara bule
adha bani amina prakasha
ittham kali-yuge jibe uddhara ha-ila sabe
kahe dina duhkhi krishna-dasa
1. Lord Balarama-Nityanada, who is the root of the world’s bliss, in the age of Kali descended to the earth and destroyed all suffering. Gazing at His moonlike face, the people of this world float in waves of bliss.
2. (Refrain) Glory, glory to Lord Nityananda-Rama! His complexion defeats a host of golden campaka flowers. His fingernails and toenails defeat a host of moons. His handsome form defeats millions of Kamadevas.
3. How can I write that the circle of Lord Nityananda’s face is like a mere full-moon, that His long eyes and eyebrows are like a mere archer’s bow, or that His arms reaching to His knees are like mere sthala lotus flowers? Even millions of moons, bows, and lotus flowers become weak and petty when compared to Lord Nityananda.
4. The devotees have become bumblebees at the lotus flower of Lord Nityananda’s feet. Lord Nityananda’s half-spoken words are like glorious nectar. Lord Nityananda delivers all the fallen souls in the age of Kali. Thus speaks poor sad Krishna dasa.
Song 63 (Kamoda-raga)
1. (Refrain) aha mari aju ki ananda
kiba ekacakra-pure hara-i panditera ghare
abatirna haila nityananda
2. ati su-komala tanu hema nabanita janu
shobhaya bhubana bimohita
candra mukha nirakhiya ullase na dhare hiya
padmabati hara-i pandita
3. shri-adwaita shantipure garjaye ananda-bhare
tileka ha-ite nare thira
nace pahum urdhwa-bahe kankhatali diya kahe
anilu anilu bala-bira
4. brahma adi deba-gana kare pushpa barishana
jaya jaya dhwani anibara
gandharba kinnara yata baya badya shata shata
gaya guna sukhera pathara
5. ojha maha bhagyabana putera kalyana dana
kare yata lekha na-i dite
kata na kautuka lana loka saba ase dhana
maha-bhida grihe prabeshite
6. dhanya radha mahi ara dhanya se nakshatra bara
dhanya magha shukla-trayodashi
narhaari kahe bhala dhanya dhanya kali-kala
prakaöe khandila duhkha-rashi
1. (Refrain) Ah! Ah! What bliss has come to the town of Ekacakra! In Hadai Pandita’s home Lord Nityananda has descended to this world.
2. Infant Lord Nityananda’s body is soft and delicate. It glistens like new butter or like gold. It enchants all the worlds. Gazing at infant Lord Nityananda’s moonlike face, Padmavati and Hadai Pandita cannot contain the joy in their hearts.
3. In Shantipura Lord Advaita roars with bliss. Even for a single sesame seed’s worth of tiem He cannot keep still. Raising His arms, He dances. “I will go. I will go to the hero Balarama.”, He declares.
4. Brahma and the demigods shower flowers. “Jaya! Jaya!”, they chant without stop. Hundreds and hundreds of Gandharvas and KInnaras play musical instruments and sing songs praising the blissful ocean of Lord Nityananda’s virtues.
5. Fortunate Hadai Ojha was blessed to have such a son. In writing I cannot describe his great good fortune.How many joyful people hurried to Hadai Ojha’s great home!
6. Fortunate is the earth. Fortunate is the land of Radha-desa. Auspicious were the stars at that moment. Auspicious was that shukla-trayodashi in the month of Magha. Narahari dasa says: Auspicious, auspicious is the Kali-yuga, for now that Lord Nityananda has come, all sufferings will be broken into pieces.
Song 64 (Suha-i-raga)
1. prabhu nityananda anandera kanda
purube rohini-tanaya yemho
kali dhanya kaila shubha-kshane haila
padmabati-garbhe prakaöa temho
2. jaya jaya jaya dhwani atishaya
hara-i panditera ghare
ekacakra-basi loka sukhe bhasi
dhana ase dhriti dharite nare
3. sutika-mandire jhalamala kare
nita-ira mukha candrama caru
se shobha dekhite kata sadha cite
dekhe ankhe na-i nimikha karu
4. harshe deba-gana barshe pushpa ghana
alakhita nritya bhangima bhale
ghanashyama gaya nana badya-baya
dha dha dhiuki dhiki dhenya na tale
1. Lord Nityananda is the root of all bliss. Previously He had been Rohini’s son Balarama. Now, at an auspicious moment taking birth from Padmavati’s womb, He makes the Kali-yuga supremely auspicious.
2. Great sounds of “Jaya! Jaya! Jaya!” fill Hadai Pandita’s home. Floating in bliss as they run, the people of Ekacakra cannot remain peaceful and quiet.
3. The beautiful moon of infant Nityananda’s face fills the maternity room with glorious light. How many desires to gaze at His handsome glory fill the peoples’ hearts? With unblinking eyes they gaze at Him.
4. The demigods joyfully shower flowers. Unseen, they gracefully dance. As the musical instruments and drums declare, “Dha dha dhiuki dhiki dhenya na!”, Ghanashyama sings this song.
Song 65 (Dhanashi-raga)
1. age janamila nita-i canda
patila asiya karuna phanda
2. nari-gana sabe dekhite yaya
sabhare karuna-nayane caya
3. deklhiya se ghare asite nare
rupa heri tara nayane jhure
4. dekhi sabe mane biraja kare
e-i kona maha-purusha bare
5. dekhite dekhite badhaye sadha
ghare asibare padaye bada
6. mane kari ihaya hiyara bhari
nayane kajara kariya pari
7. kata punya kaila ihara mata
ehena balaka dila bidhata
8. eta kahi karu nayana diya
anandera dhara pade bahiya
9. karu stana bahi dugadha jhare
keha yaya tare karite kore
10. e-saba bikara ramani-gane
shibarama asha karaye mane
1. Now Lord Nitaicandra has taken birth. Now the trap of His mercy is set.
2. The ladies go to see Him. Infant Lord Nitai glances at them with His merciful eyes.
3. Seeing Him, they cannot stay in the house. After seeing His glorious form they find tears always streaming from their eyes.
4. When they gaze at Him, great glory ffills their hearts. Each one of them is a great exalted saint.
5. As they gaze and gaze at Him, the desire to see Him grows stronger and stronger in their hearts. They argue over who will go into the house to see Him.
6. Infant Lord Nitai is the kajjala that anoints their eyes. He fills their hearts.
7. How many pious deeds had the mother done, that destinay gave to her such an infant boy?
8. As the ladies gaze at Him, flooding streams of blissful tears flow from their eyes.
9. Any lady who places the infant in her lap finds that milk suddenly began to flow from her breasts.
10. The ladies there are overcome with ecstatic spiritual love. Shivarama yearns to join them and also gaze at the infant Lord.
Song 66 (Suha-i-raga)
1. radha majhe ekacaka name ache grama
tahe abatirna nityananda balarama
2. hada-i pandita nama shuddha bipra-raja
mule sarba pita bhane kaila pita byaja
3. maha jaya jaya dhwani pushpa barishana
sangope debata gana karila takhana
4. kripa-sindhu bhakti-data shri-baishnaba-dhama
abatirna haila radhe nityananda rama
5. se-i dina haite radha-mandala sakala
punah punah badhite lagila su-mangala
6. shri-krishna-chaitanya prabhu nityananda jana
brindabana dasa tachu pada yuga gana
1. In Radha-desha is a village named Ekacakra. There Lord Nityananda-Balarama descended to this world.
2. A pure regal brahmana named Hadai Pandita played the role of father to Lord Nityananda, Lord Nityananda who is in truth the father of everyone.
3. There were great sounds of “Jaya! Jaya!” There was a shower of flowers. Disguised, the demigods came.
4. Thus Lord Nityananda-Rama, who is an ocean of mercy, the giver of devotional service, and the shelter of the Vaishnavas, descended to this world in Radha-desha.
5. From that day the circle of Radha-desha became more and more auspicious.
6. Thus Vrindavana dasa sings the glories of the feet of Lord Shri Krishna Chaitanya and Lord Nityananda.
Song 67 (Gandhara-raga)
1. (Refrain) nacata re nita-i bara canda
sinca-i prema- sudha-rasa jaga-jane
adabhuta naöana su-chanda
2. pada-tala-tala khalita mani-manjira
calatahi öalamala anga
meru-shikhare kiye tanu anu pamare
3. royata hasata calata gati manthara
hari bali murachi bibhora
khene khene gaura gaura bali dhaba-i
anande garajata ghora
4. pamara pangu adhama jada atura
dina abadhi nahi mana
abirata durlabha prema ratana dhana
yaci jagate karu dana
5. ayacita-rupe prema-dhana bitarane
nikhila tapa dure gela
dina-hina sabahum manaratha purala
abala unamata bhela
6. aichana karuna- nayana abalokane
kahu na rahe duradina
balarama dasa kahe bhela bancita
daruna hridaya kaöhina
1. (Refrain) Splashing the people of this world with the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love, Lord Nitaicandra, the wonderful graceful dancer, dances.
2. Following the rhythm of His dancing feet, His jewel anklets jingle. With graceful restless motions His body moves as He dances. How has His body become like Mount Meru’s summit effulgent in waves of ecstatic spiritual love?
3. He weeps. He laughs. He slowly walks. Calling out, “Hari!”, He is overcome. Moment after moment He chants, “Gaura! Gaura!” He runs. Joyfully He roars.
4. Without stop He begs the whole world to accept His gift of the rare jewel of ecstatic spiritual love. He offers it to every person. In His heart He does not think, “That person is sinner. That person is lame. That person is the lowest. That person is dull. That person is sick. That person is poor.”
5. Even without being asked, He gives away the treasure of ecstatic spiritual love. With that gift He makes all sufferings flee far away. He fulfills the poor wretched people’s every desire. He makes the weak and powerless filled with the ecstasy of spiritual love.
6. Who, attaining Lord Nitai’s merciful glance, can remain unfortunate? Balarama dasa says: Alas! I was cheated of Lord Nitai’s merciful glance. That is why my heart is so cruel and hard.
Song 68 (Mangala-raga)
1. anjana ganjana locana ranjana
gati ati lalita su-öhana
calata khalata puna puna uöhi garajana
cahani banka nayana
2. gaura gaura bali ghana de-i karatali
kanja nayane bahe lora
premete abasha haiya patitere nirakhiya
a-isa a-isa bali de-i kora
3. huhunkara garajana malasaöa punah puna
kata kata bhaba bikhara
kadamba-keshara janu pulake purala tanu
bha-iyara bhabe matoyara
4. agama nigama para beda bidhi agocara
taha kaila patitere dana
kahe atmarama dase na pa-iya kripa-leshe
rahi gela pashana-samana
1. Lord Nitai’s delightful reddish eyes eclipse the most graceful black kajjala. His movements are graceful. As He walks He stumbles and stands up again and again. He gazes with graceful curved eyes.
2. Chanting, “Gaura! Gaura!”, He claps His hands. Tears stream from His lotus eyes. Overcome in the ecstasy of spiritual love, He sees a fallen sinner, coaxes him with, “Come here! Come here!”, and gives him a hug.
3. He roars. He strikes Hi chest. How many symptoms of ectsatic love does He manifest? His bodily hairs stand upright like kadamba filaments. He is wild in the ecstasy of spiritual love.
4. He is beyond the Agama and Nigama scriptures. He is beyond what the Vedas can see. To the fallen sinners He gives a precious gift. Atmarama dasa says: I never attained even a small fragment of Lord Nitai’s mercy. That is why I remain dull like a stone.
Song 69 (Kamoda-raga)
1. kirtana-rasa-maya agama-agocara
akhila loka-gati bhakata prana-pati
jaya jaya nityananda canda
2. heri patita gana karunabalokana
jaga-bhari karala apara
dhanya dhanya abatara
3. hari-sankirtane sajala jaga-jane
sura nara naga pashu pakhi
sakala beda-sara prema sudha-rasa
deyala kahu na upekhi
4. tri-bhubana-mangala- nama-prema-bale
dure gela kali andhiyara
shamana-bhabana-patha sabe eka rodhala
bancita rama duracara
1. Glory, glory to Lord Nityanandacandra! He tastes the sweet nectar of kirtana. He is beyond the Agama scriptures. He is the root of transcendental bliss. He is the shelter of all the worlds. He is the master of the devotees’ lives.
2. Seeing the fallen sinners, He casts on them a glance of mercy. He fills all the worlds with the shoreless ocean of His mercy. He chases away all sins. He breaks into pieces the fear of repeated birth and death. Glorious glorious is His descent to this world.
3. He engages the people of this weorld in the chanting of Hari-sankirtana. He engages the demigods and the humans. He engages even the birds and beasts ans snakes. To everyone He gives the sweet nectar of ecstatic spiritual love, love that is the essence of all the Vedas. To whom did He not give that nectar?
4. By the power of spiritual love for the holy name, love that is the most auspicious thing in all the worlds, He chased far away the blinding darkness of Kali-yuga. He saved everyone from the path that leads to Yamaraja’s world. Only wicked Rama dasa He did not save. Only Rama dasa was cheated.
Song 70 (Shri-raga)
1. (Refrain) pahum mora nityananda raya
mathiya sakala tantra hari-nama maha-mantra
kare dhari jibere bujhaya
2. chaitanya agraja nama tri-bhubane anupama
suradhuni-tire kari thana
haöa kari parabandha raja haila nityananda
3. rama-i su-patra haiya raja-ajna cala-iya
kotoyala haila hari-dasa
krishna-dasa laiya dadya keha ya-ite nare bhadya
likhana padhane shrinibasa
4. pasariya bishwambhara ara priya gadadhara
ashcarya catware biki kini
gauri-dasa hasi hasi bajara nikaöe basi
haöera mahima kichu shuni
1. (Refrain) Churning all the ascriptures, my Lord Nityananda Raya extracted the nectar that is the maha-mantra of Lord Hari’s holy names. Taking the people of this world by the hand, He taught them the glory of that nectar of the holy names.
2. Lord Nityananda, who is Lord Chaitanya’s elder brother, and who is the most glroious in all the worlds, went to the Ganga’s bank and opened a marketplace. Powerful Lord Nityananda, who crushes the demons, became the king of that martketplace.
3. Ramai Pandita became the superintendent of that martketplace. By the king’s order he appointed Haridasa Thakura as the policeman there. Krishna-dasa was the doorman. To stop any cheating, Shrinivasa was appointed the accountant.
4. Lord Vishvambhara Himself has became a shopkeeper in that marketplace. So have dear Gadadhara and many others. In that merket there is a great wonder of buying and selling. Having heard something of its glories, Gauri-dasa has come to visit that market. He smiles and smiles.
Song 71 (Suha-i-raga)
1. gajendra-gamane nita-i calaye manthare
yare dekhe tare bhasaya premera pathare
2. patita durgata papira ghare ghare giya
brahmara durlabha prema dichena yaciya
3. yena laya tare kaya dante trina dhari
amare kiniya la-o bala gaura-hari
4. to sabara lagiya krishnera abatara
shuna bha-i gauranga sundara nadiyara
5. yo pahum gokula-pure nandera kumara
to sabhara lagi ebe kaila abatara
6. shuniya kandaye papi carane dhariya
pulake purala anga gara gara hiya
7. tare kole kari nita-i ya-i ana-öhama
hena mate preme bhasa-ola pura grama
8. debakinandane bole mu-i abhagiya
dubilum bishaya-kupe nita-i na bhajiya
1. Like the graceful king of elephants, Lord Nityananda slowly walks.Whomever He sees He makes float in an ocean of ecstatic spiritual love.
2. Going from house to house, He begs the fallen misled sinners to please purchase His goods of ecstatic spiritual love, goods even the demigod Brahma finds difficult to buy.
3. Placing a straw between His teeth, Lord Nityananda says, “Please purchase My goods. Please pay the price of chanting, `Gaura-Hari!’ and take the goods I sell.
4. “O My brothers, please listen. Shri Gaurangasundara of Nadiya is Lord Krishna Himself, Krishna who has descended to this world to be with you.
5. “He is the Supreme Lord. He is Nanda’s son in Gokulapura, and He has descended to this world to be with you.”
6. Hearing these words, the sinners weep. They grasp Lord Nityananda’s feet. The hairs of their bodies stand urpight. Their hearts are overcome with ecstatic spiritual love.
7. LordNityananda hugs them and then goes to the next house. In this way Lord Nityananda made entire villages and towns float in the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love.
8. Devakinandana dasa says: I am vrey unfortunate. I never worshiped Lord Nitai. That is why I am drowning in this well of materialistic life.
Song 72 (Mayura-raga)
1. bhabe gara gara nita-i sundara
heri goracandera chaöa
kata uöhe cite nare thira haite
prati ange naba pulaka ghaöa
2. kiba unamada kshane simha-nada
kshane loöe 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 weet. None of them can remain peaceful.
Song 73 (Bala-raga or Suha-i-raga)
1. aruna nayana bibidha bhushana
shirete paga laöa-paöiya
caudike phiri phiri bahu-yuga tuli
nacata hari hari baliya
2. (Refrain) nita-i rangiya nace
aruna nayane o canda-bayane
kata na madhuri ache
3. calana sundara matta kari-bara
nupura jhankrita baliya
bhabe abasha nahi diga-pasha
gaura bali huhunkariya
4. yateka bhakata dharani loöata
heriya o canda-bayaniya
basudeba ghosha katara bancita
magahum prema-rasa daniya
1. Splendid with saffron garments, many ornaments, and glorious turban, calling out, “Hari! Hari!”, with raised arms and turning and turning in the four directions, He dances.
2. (Refrain) Glorious Lord NItai dances. His eyes are red. His face is like the moon. How much sweetness resides within Him?
3. Like an intoxicated elephant He gracefully walks, His anklets jangling. Overcome with ecstasy, He does not know one direction from another. “Gaura!”, He roars.
4. Seeing His moonlike face, the devotees, now overcome with ecstasy, roll on the ground. Everyone is plunged in the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. Only sad Vasudeva Ghosha is not plunged. Only he is cheated.
Song 74 (Sindhuda-raga)
1. (Refrain) nita-i kebala patita janara bandhu
jiba cira punya-phale bidhi ani milayana
ranga majhe piritera sindhu
2. diga nehariya yaya dake pahum gaura raya
abani padaye murachiya
nija sahacara mele nita-i kariya kole
kande pahum canda-mukha cahiya
3. naba gunjaruna ankhi prema chala chala dekhi
sumeru upare mandakini
megha-gabhira-nade punah bhaya bali dake
pada-bhare kampita dharani
4. nita-i karunamaya jibe dila prema-caya
ye prema bidhira abidita
nija gune prema-dane bhasa-ila tri-bhubane
basudeba ghosha se bancita
1. (Refrain) Lord Nitai is the fallen soul’s only friend. By harvesting the fruits of many pious deeds a long time growing, a soul may find that destiny brings him to meet Lord Nitai, Lord Nitai who is an ocean of the bliss of spiritual love.
2. Seeing Lord Gaura Raya apporach, Lord Nitai calls out to Him and then falls unconscious to the ground. His companions gather around Him. Lord Gaura hugs Lord Nitai, gazes at His moonlike face, and weeps.
3. Lord Nitai’s eyes are like red gunja. Shedding tears of ecstatic spiritual love, He looks like a golden Mount Sumeru with the heavenly Ganga flowing down its slopes. He roars like a thundercloud. Again and again He calls out, “Brothers!” His footsteps make the earth trmeble.
4. To the conditioned souls merciful Lord Nitai gives a great treasure of spiritual love, a treasure unknown even to the demigod Brahma. Lord Nitai kindly makes the three worlds float in ecstatic spiritual love. Only Vasudeva Ghosha does not float in that love. Only he was cheated.
Song 75 (Sindhuda-raga)
1. (Refrain) nita-i amara parama dayala
aniya premera banya jagata karila dhanya
bharila premera nadi-khala
2. lagiya premera dhe-u baki na rahila ke-u
papi tapi calila bhasiya
sakala bhakata meli se premete kari keli
keha keha yaya santariya
3. dubila nadiya-pura dube preme shantipura
dohe mili ba-ichali khelaya
ta dekhi nita-i hase sakale-i preme bhase
basu ghosha habudubu khaya
1. (Refrain) My Lord Nitai is supremely merciful. Digging a canal from the ocean of ecstatic spiritual love, He flooded the world with its waters. In this way He made the world very fortunate.
2. The sad sinners become like ducks floating in the waves of spiritual love. Gathering together, the devotees play in those waters of spiritual love. One after another they swim in those waters.
3. The towns of Nadiya were all submerged in those waters. The town of Shantipura was also submerged. The devotees there gathered and played in the waters. Seeing all this, Lord Nitai smiled and laughed. Everyone floated in the waters of ecstatic spiritual love. Even Vasudeva Ghosha was plunged in those waters. Rising and falling, and struggling to stay afloat, he drank from those waters.
Song 76 (Shri-raga)
1. purube gobardhana dharila anuja yara
jaga-jane bale balarama
ebe se chaitanya sange a-ila kirtana range
anande nityananda nama
2. parama udara karunamaya bigraha
gaura-piriti rase kaöira basana khase
abatara ati anupama
3. nacata ga-ota hari hari bolata
abirata gaura gopala
hasa prakasha milita madhuradhare
bolata parama rasala
4. rama-dasera pahum sundara bigraha
gauri-dasa ara nahi jane
akhila loka yata iha rase unamata
jnana dasa nita-i guna-gane
1. He whom the world had called Balarama, Balarama whose younger brother lifted Govardhana Hill, now joyfully joins Lord Chaitanya in the kirtana dancing-arena. Now His name is Nityananda.
2. Lord nityananda is supremely noble and generous. His form is made of kindness. He brinsg auspicviousness to all the worlds. He is the abode of all virtues. He is plungednin the nectar of love for Lord Gaura. The garments about His waist are in disarray. He kindly descended to this world. He has no peer.
3. He dances. He sings, “Hari! Hari!” Without stop He calls, “Gaura! Gopala!” He laughs. The words that come from His lips are the sweetest nectar.
4. He is Rama dasa’s master. His form is graceful and handsome. Gauri dasa knows none but Him. He has made all the worlds wild with the taste of the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. In this way Jnana dasa sings Lord Nitai’s glories.
Song 77 (Suha-i-raga)
1. (Refrain) dekha re bha-i prabala malla-rupa-dhari
nama nita-i bhaya bali royata
lila bujha-i na pari
2. bhabe bighurnita locana dhara dhara
diga-bidiga nahi jane
matta simha yena garajana ghana ghana
jagame bahu na mane
3. lila rasamaya sundara bigraha
anande naöana bilasa
kali-mala-dalana gati ati panthara
kirtana karala prakasha
4. kaöi-taöe bibidha barana paöa pahirana
malayaja lepana anga
jnana dasa kahe bidshi ani milayala
kali majhe aichana ranga
1. (Refrain) O my brother, please glance at this person with the body of a pwerful wrestler. His name is Nitai. Calling out, “O My brothers!”, He weeps. No one can understand His pastimes.
2. His is overcome by the ecstasy of spiritula love. Tears stream from His restless eyes. He does not know one direction from another. Like a wild lion He roars.
3. His pastimes are sweet. His form is graceful and handsome. He enjopys pastimes of blissful dancing. Kali-yuga’s sins He breaks into pieces. His movemets are graceful. He reveals the chanting of the holy names.
4. About His waist rests a cloth of many colors. sandal paste anoints His limbs. Jnana dasa says: Destiny brings certain souls to meet Lord Nitai, who now enjoys pastimes in the Kali-yuga.
Song 78 (Suha-i-raga)
1. ye jana gauranga bhajite caya
se sharana la-uka nita-i-candera
aruna du-khani paya
2. nita-i-candere ye jana bhaje
samsara-tapera shire pada dhari
amiya sagare maje
3. nita-i yaha yaha rahiya
brahmara durlabha prema sudha-nidhi
manasa bhariya piye
4. ye nita-i baliya kande
jnana dasa kahe gaura-pada se-i
hiyara majhare bandhe
1. Anyone who yearns to worship Lord Gauranga must first take shelter of Lord Nitaicandra’s reddish feet.
2. Any person suffering in this world of birth and death who worships Lord Nitaicandra and places on his head Nitaicandra’s feet finds himself plunged in an ocean of nectar.
3. Anyone who takes shelter of Lord Nitai finds his heart flooded with with a nectar ocean of ecstatic spiritual love, an ocean the demigod Brahma finds only with great difficulty. That person tastes the nectar of that ocean.
4. Jnana dasa says: Anyone who calls out, “Nitai!” and weeps keeps Lord Gaura’s feet always within his heart.
Song 79 (Dhanasi-raga)
1. are mora are mora nityananda raya
ape nace ape gaya chaitanya bolaya
2. lamphe lamphe yaya nita-i gauranga abeshe
papiya pashandi ara na rahila deshe
3. paööa-basa paridhana mukuta shrabane
jhalamala kariteche nana abharane
4. sange sange yaya nita-ira rama-i sundara
gauri-dasa adi kari sange sahacara
5. caudike nita-i mora hari-bola bolaya
jnana-dasa nishi nishi nita-ira guna gaya
1. Ah! Ah! Nityananda is my Lord. He dances. “Chaitanya!”, He sings.
2. Filled with love for Lord Gauranga, Lord Nityananda leaps and leaps. In the place where He stays sinners and blasphemers cannot stay
3. He wears glorious colorful garments. Pearl earrings adorn His ears. He has many different glistening ornaments.
4. Graceful Ramai, Gauri-dasa, and many others are His companions.
5. In the four directions He chants, “Haribol!” Night after night Jnana dasa sings Lord Nitai’s glories.
Song 80 (Desha-raga)
1. sahaje nita-i-candera rita
2. abani kampita nita-i bhare
bhaya bhaya bale gabhira-sware
3. gaura balite saura-hina
kande ba ki bhabe rajani dina
4. nita-i-carane ye kare asha
brindabana tara dasera dasa
1. Seeing Lord Nitaicandra’s glories, the hearts of all the world are now wild with bliss.
2. The earth trembles under Lord Nitai’s footsteps. “O My brothers! My brothers!”, He calls out in a deep voice.
3. When the sunlight has gone He still chants, “Gaura!” and weeps. In His ecstasy of spiritual love what are day and night to Him?
4. Vrindavana dasa is the servant of the servant of every person who yearns to attain Lord Nitai’s feet.
Song 81 (Pahida-raga or Gandhara-raga)
1. rupe gune anupama laksha koöi manorama
braja-badhu ayute ayute
rasa-keli rasa range bihare yahara sange
so ebe ki lagi abadhuta
2. (Refrain) hari hari e dukha kahaba kara age
sakala nagara guru rasera kalapa-taru
kene nita-i phirena bairage
3. sankarshana shesha yara amsha-kala abatara
anukshana goloke biraje
shiba bihi agocara agama nigama para
kene nita-i sankirtana majhe
4. krishnera agraja nama mahaprabhu balarama
gaura-rase nimagana kara-ila jaga-jana
dure rahu balarama manda
1. In the past He enjoyed nectar rasa-dance pastimes with millions and millions and millions and millions of peerlessly beautiful, charming, and saintly vraja-gopis, but now He is an avadhuta.
2. (Refrain) Alas! Alas! How can I express my grief? Why does Lord Nitai, who in the past was the guru of all amorous heroes, and who is a kalpa-taru tree of nectar, now wander about as a sannyasi?
3. Why does Lord Nitai, whose expands as the amsha and kala avataras Lord Sankarshana and Lord Shesha, and who is always gloriously manifest in the spiritual world of Goloka, and who is beyond the seeing-power of Shiva and Brahma, and who is beyond the Agama and Nigama scriptures, now enjoy pastimes of sankirtana?
4. He was Lord Krishna’s elder brother. He was the great Lord Balarama. In the Kali-yuga He has become Shri Nityananda. Now He has plunged the people of the world into the nectar of love for Lord Gaura. Alas! Only Balarama dasa He did not plunge into that nectar. The fool Balarama dasa stayed far away.
Song 82 (Mangala-raga)
1. gajendra-gamane yaya sa-karuna diöhe caya
pada-bhare mahi öalamala
matta-simha gati jini kampamana medini
pashandi-gana shuniya bikala
2. (Refrain) ayata abadhuta karunara sindhu
preme gara gara mana kare hari-sankirtana
3. hunkara kariya cale acala sacala nade
preme bhase amara-samaje
sahacara-gana sange bibidhe khelana range
alakhite kare saba kaje
4. shesha-shayi sankarshana abatari narayana
yara amsha-kalaya ganana
kripa-sindhu bhakti-data jagatera hita-karta
se-i rama rohini-nandana
5. yara lila labanya dhama agama nigama gana
yara rupa madana-mohana
ebe akincana beshe phire pahum deshe deshe
uddhara karena tri-bhubana
6. brajera baidagadhi sara yata yata lila ara
pa-i-bare yadi öhake mana
balarama dase kaya manoratha siddhi haya
bhaja bhaja shripada carana
1. He ealks like the graceful king of elephants. His glances are full of mercy. The earth trembles with His footsteps. His walking defeats the grace of a wild lion. Hearing of Him, the blapshemers are bewildered with fear.
2. (Refrain) He is a great avadhuta. He is an ocean of mercy. His heart overcome with ecstatic spiritual love, He enjoys pastimes of Hari-sankirtana. He is the purifier of the fallen. He is the friend of the poor.
3. As He walks He roars. He makes the moving and unmoving beings and even the demigods float in the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. With a host of companions He enjoys many blissful pastimes. No one understands how He does what He does.
4. He reclines on Lord Shesha. He is Lord Sankarshana. He is the origin of the avataras. He is Lord Narayana. From Him the amsha and kala avataras come. He is an ocean of mercy. He is the giver of devotional service. He brings auspiciousness to all the worlds. He is Lord Balarama, the son of Rohini.
5. He is the abode of playful pastimes and graceful handsomeness. The Agama and Nigama scriptures sing of His glories. His form is more enchanting than Kamadeva. Accepting the garments of a penniless sannyasi, He wanders from place to place. He delivers the three worlds.
6. In Vraja His intellugence, joking, and playful pastimes are all sublime. Balarama dasa says: If you fix your heart on attaining Him, your desires will be all fuflilled. Therefore please worship, worship His glorious feet.
Song 83 (Shri-raga)
1. nita-i mora jibana dhana nita-i mora gati
nita-i bihane mora ara nahi gati
2. asara samsara-sukhe diya mene cha-i
nagare magiya khaba gahaba nita-i
3. ye dekha nita-i na-i se deshe na yaba
nita-i-bimukha janara mukha na dekhiba
4. ganga yara pada-jala hara shire dhare
hena nita-i na bhajiya duhkha pana mare
5. locana bale amara nita-i premera kalpa-taru
kangalera öhakura nita-i jagatera guru
1. Nitai is my life and wealth. Nitai is my exalted status in this world. Without Nitai I have no good destination.
2. The useless pleasures this world of birth and death offers I consider worthless like a pile of ashes. In the town I will beg something. Then I will eat. I will always glorify Lord Nitai.
3. I will not stay in any country where I cannot see Nitai. In the faces of persons who spurn Nitai I will not look.
4. The Ganga Shiva places on his head is water that washed Nitai’s feet. He is tortured with troubles who does not worship Nitai.
5. Locana dasa says: My Nitai is a kalpa-taru tree of ecstatic spiritual love. Nitai is the master of the poor. He is the guru of all the worlds.
Song 84 (Sindhuda-raga)
1. (Refrain) dekha nita-i-candera madhuri
pulake purala tanu kadamba keshara janu
bahu tuli bole hari hari
2. shri-mukha-mandala dhama jini kata koöi kama
se na bihi kise niramila
mathiya labanya-sindhu tahe ningadiya indu
sudha diya mukhani gadila
3. naba kanja-dala ankhi taraka bhramara pakhi
dubi rahu prema-makarande
se-rupa dekhila yeha se janila rasa-meha
abani bhasala premanande
4. purube ye braja-pure bihare nandera ghare
ebe padmabati-suta nityananda abadhuta
bhubana-pabana haila nama
5. se pahum patita heri karunamaya abatari
jibere bolaya gaura-hari
padiya se bhaba-bandhe kandaye locana andhe
na dekhiya se-rupa madhuri
1. (Refrain) Look at the glorious sweetness of Lord Nitaicandra! Like kadamba filaments, the hairs of His body stand erect. Raising His arms, He chants, “Hari! Hari!”
2. How many millions of Kamadevas does trhe glorious circle of Hisd face defeat? How did the demigod Brahma create such a face? Perhaps Brahma churned the ocean of glorious handsomeness, extracted from it a glorious moon, and with the nectar from that moon created Lord Nitai’s face.
3. Lord Nitai’s eyes are lotus petals and his pupils are black bees drowning in the flower-nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. Anyone who sees Him knows that Lord Nitai is a nectar cloud flooding the earth with a monsoon of blissful spiritual love.
4. In the past He was Rohini’s son Balarama who enjoyed pastimes in Nanda’s Vrajapura home. Now He is Padmavati’s son, the avadhuta Nityananda, Nityananda whose name is Bhuvana-pavana (the purifier of the worlds).
5. Seeing how the people had become fallen, the Lord descended to this world and taught the fallen souls to chant the holy names “Gaura-Hari!” Fallen in the prison of repeated birth and death, blind Locana dasa weeps. Never has He seen any sweetness like that of Lord Nitai.
Song 85 (Shri-raga)
1. (Refrain) nita-i-candera guna ki kahaba ara
emana dayala nidhi kabhu nahi hoyala
kabhu nahi hoyaba ara
2. mudha pashandi chila jaga-i madha-i duhum
kandha pheli marila kapale
rudire bahila nadi du-bahu pasari tamu
pahum dohe kalayahi kole
3. goloke dulaha dhana a-candale bitarana
jati kula na karata bicara
mukhe hari hari bali naciya naciya cale
du-nayane bahe jala-dhara
4. apahi matala jagata mata-ola
khene kande khene mridu hasa
apana preme bhora nita-i mato-yara
ki bujhaba pamara dina hari-dasa
1. (Refrain) How shall I describe Lord Nitaicandra’s glories? He is an ocean of compassion. Never has there been anyone like Him. Never will there be anyone like Him.
2. Two fools and blasphemers, Jagai and Madhai, struck Lord Nitai’s forehead with a pottery fragment and mad a river of blood to flow. Still Lord Nitai extended His arms and hugged His two attackers.
3. Lord Nitai freely gave away the rare treasure of Goloka, gave it even to the candalas. He did not consider the caste or family of anyone who received His gift. With His mouth He chanted, “Hari! Hari!” He danced and danced. Flooding rivers of tears flowed from His eyes.
4. He became like a wild man. He made the whole world wild in the ecstasy of spiritual love. One moment He wept. The next moment He gently smiled and laughed. Lord Nitai became wild with the ecstasy of spiritual love. How can the poor fallen wretch Haridasa understand Him?
Song 86 (Dasha-raga)
1. dekha dekha mora nityananda
bhubana-mohana prema ananda
2. prema-data mora nita-i-canda
jane jane de-i premera phanda
3. nita-i barana kanaka campa
bidhi dila rupa anjali mapa
4. dekhite nita-i saba-i dhaya
dhari kole nite sabare caya
5. nita-i bale bala gaura-hari
preme nace bahu urdhwa kari
6. nacaye nita-i gaura-rase
bancita e radha-ballabha dase
1. Look! Look at my Lord Nityananda! He charms all the worlds. He is filled with the bliss of spiritual love.
2. My Lord Nitaicandra freely gives the gift of ecstatic spiritual love. For person after person He has set a trap of spiritual love.
3. Lord Nitai is splendid like a golden campaka flower. Standing before Him, the demigod Brahma folds his hands.
4. Everyone runs to see Lord Nitai. Lord Nitai gives everyone a glance and a hug.
5. Lord Nitai chants, “Bolo Gaura-Hari!” Raising His arms, He dances in the ecstasy of spiritual love.
6. Tasting the nectar of spiritual love for Lord Gaura, Lord Nitai dances. Alas! Radha-vallabha dasa did not taste that nectar of spiritual love. Of that taste he was cheated.
Song 87 (Tudi-raga)
1. ananda kanda nita-i canda
aruna nayana bayana chanda
karu nupura saghana jhura
hari hari bali bola re
naöana ranga bhakata sanga
bibidha bhasha rasa-taranga
ishat hasa madhura bhasha
saghane gima dola re
2. patita kora jagata gaura
e dina rajani anande bhora
prema-ratana kariya yatana
jaga-jane karu dana re
kirtana majha rasika-raja
yaichana kanaya giri biraja
braja-bihara rasa bithara
madhura madhura gana re
3. dhuli dhusara dharani upara
kabahum aööa-hasa re
kabahum loöata preme gara gara
kabahum calita kabahum khelata
kabahum sweda kabahum kheda
kabahum pulaka swara abheda
kabahum lampha kabahum jhampa
4. karuna sindhu akhila bandhu
nita-i purala asha re
andha adhama dina durjana
prema-dane karala mocana
pa-ola jagata kebala bancita
e radha-ballabha dasa re
1. Lord Nitaicandra is the root of transcendental bliss. His eyes are reddish. His face is glorious. His anklets jangle. He chants, “Hari! Hari!” Surrounded by the devotees, He enjoys pastimes of dancing. His talking is waves of nectar. He gently smiles. His words are sweet. His neck sways to and fro.
2. He hugs the fallen souls. Lord Gaura is the whole world to Him. Day and night He is overcome with spiritual bliss. To the people of this world He earnestly gives the gift of ecstatic spiritual love. In the kirtana of chanting the holy names, He is the king of they who taste nectar. He glistens like a golden mountain. He sings sweet sweet songs of Lord Krishna’s nectar Vraja pastimes.
3. Falling to the ground, He is covered wityh dust. He loudly laughs. Overcome with ecstatic spiritual love, He rolls about on the ground. Sometimes He is restless. Sometimes He is playful. Sometimes He perspires. Sometimes He laments. Sometimes His bodily hairs stand up. Sometimes He calls out. Sometimes He leaps. Sometimes He hides and let out long sighs.
4. He is an ocean of mercy. He is everyone’s friend. He is a moon glistening in the darkness of Kali-yuga. He gives eyes to the people of the world. He pulls away the curtain of illusions. He fulfills everyone’s desires. To the blind, fallen, poor, wicked souls of this world He gives the gift of ecstatic spiritual love. He delivers all the world. Only Radha-vallabha dasa is not delivered. Only he is cheated.
Song 88 (Paöha-manjari-raga)
1. nita-i-canda dayamaya nita-i-canda dayamaya
kali-jibe eta daya karu nahi haya
2. khene kala khene gora khene anga pita
khene hase khene kande khene na paya sambita
3. khene gom gom kare gora balite na pare
gora rage ranga ankhi jale-i santare
4. apani bhasiya jale bhasa-ola kshiti
e bhaba acale yadu rahala abadhi
1. Lord Nitaicandra is merciful. Lord Nitaicandra is merciful. No one gives mercy as He does to Kali-yuga’s souls.
2. One moment He is dark. The next moment He is fair. The next moment He is yellow. The next moment He laughs. The next moment He weeps. The next moment He falls unconscious.
3. The next moment, unable to speak Lord Gaura’s name, He moans “Gom gom”. He swims in tears streaming from His eyes, eyes reddened with spiritual love for lord Gaura.
4. He floats in the ocean opf spiritual love. He makes the whole world float in that ocean. Only Yadu dasa, who stands on the mountain top of repeated birth and death, remains untouched by that ocean.
Song 89 (Suha-i-raga)
1. bada-i dayala amara nityananda raya re
ghare gahre prema-dhana yaciya bilaya re
tara-ila andhala atura
2. dhuliya dhuliya cale premara abeshe re
yena mada matta matoyara
khene khene kande ara khene khene hase re
bha-iyaria bhabete jnana-hara
3. kripa-sindhu dina-bandhu nita-i dayala re
agatira gati prema-data
ananta dasera hiya diba-nishi mage re
nita-ira pada-padma rata
1. My Nityananda Raya is very merciful, O! He is the Lord of the poor. Going from house to house, He begs everyone to accept His gift of ecstatic spiritual love, O! He delivers the suffering blind souls.
2. Swaying to and fro, He walks, overcome with ecstatic spiritual love, O! He is wild like a man drunk from wine. Moment after moment He weeps. Moment after moment He laughs, O! He falls unconscious, overcome with ecstatic spiritual love for His brother.
3. He is an ocean of mercy. He is the friend of the poor. Nitai is merciful, O! He is the shelter of they who have no shelter. He is the giver of ecstatic spiritual love. Day and night Ananta dasa’s heart prays, O, to Lord Nitai’s reddish lotus feet.
Song 90 (Dhanashi-raga)
1. preme matta maha-bali cale diga diga dali
dharani dharite nare bhara
anga-bhangi sundara gati ati manthara
ki chara kunjara matoyara
2. preme pulakita tanu kanaka kadamba janu
prema-dhara bahe duöi ankhe
nace gaya gora-gune puraba paidache mane
bha-iya bha-iya bali dake
3. huhunkara malasaöe kesharira raba chuöe
shuni buka phaöi mare pashandira jana
laguda nahika sate aruna kanjaka hate
haladhara maha-bira bala
4. kebala patita-bandhu ratnera ratana sindhu
andhera locana parakasha
patitera abasheshe rahileka gupta-dase
punah pahu na kaila tallasa
1. He is very powerful. He is wild in the ecstasy of spiritual love. He walks in one direction and then another. The earth cannot bear the weight of His footsteps. His form is graceful and handsome. His footsteps are slow. Is He an elephant drunk on wine?
2. The hairs of His body stand erect in the ecstasy of spiritual love, erect like the filaments of a golden kadamba flower. Flooding rivers of tears of spiritual love stream from His eyes. He dances. He sings of Lord Gaura’s glories. In His heart He thinks of the past. “Brother! Brother!”, He calls.
3. He roars. He beats His chest. He roars like a lion. Hearing His roar, the blasphemers feel their hearts crack into shards. His mace is not meek and shy. His hands are red lotus flowers. He is the great hero Balarama.
4. He is the fallen soul’s only friend. He is an ocean filled with the jewels of jewels. He gives eyes to the blind. The only fallen soul remaining is Gupta dasa, Gupta dasa who still does not search for His Lord.
Song 91 (Shri-raga)
1. (Refrain) mari ya-i emana nita-i kena na bhajila
hari hari dhik are ki buddhi lagila more
hate nidhi pa-iya hara-ila
2. emana dayara sindhu patita janara bandhu
tri-bhubane ara dekhi na-i
abadhuta-beshe phiri jibe dila nama hari
hase nace kande are bha-i
3. nita-ira pratapa heri yama kampe tharahari
pache tara adhikara yaya
papi tapi yata chila nita-i saba nistarila
eda-ila shamanera daya
4. hare krishna hari-nama bale nita-i abishrama
bhaye shamana dure pala-ila
mohana madete andha bishaye rahila bandha
nita-i bhajite na pa-ila
1. (Refrain) Alas! Alas! Why did I not worship Lord Nitai? Alas! Alas! Alas! What was I thinking? I had a precious treasure in my hand, and I threw it away.
2. He is an ocean of mercy. He is the friend of the fallen. In the three worlds I never saw anyone like Him. In the garments of an avadhuta He wanders. He gives Lord Hari’s holy name to the souls in this world. O my brothers, He laughs, dances, and weeps.
3. Seeing Lord NItai’s power, Yamaraja trembles in fear. All powers follow Lord Nitai. Lord Nitai delivers the troubled sinners. Now they are shunned by Yamaraja’s punishments.
4. Without stop Lord NItai chants the Hare Krishna maha-mantra. Now frightened Yamaraja flees far away. Blinded by a host of illusions, Mohana dasa ramains shackled to materialism. Alas! He did not worship Lord Nitai.
Song 92 (Paöha-manjari-raga)
1. daya kara more nita-i daya kara more
agatira gari nita-i sadhu loke bale
2. jaya prema-bhakti-data pataka tomara
uttama adhama kichu na kara bicara
3. prema-dane jagaj-janera mana kaila sukhi
tumi dayara öhakura ami kena duhkhi
4. kanurama dasa bale ki baliba ami
e bada bharasa mora kulera öhakura tumi
1. O Lord NItai, please me merciful to me. Please me merciful to me. O Lord NItai, the devotees say You are the shelter of the fallen souls who have no shelter.
2. Glory to You! Among the saints that give the gift of devotional service and spiritual love, You are the leader, the leader that carries the flag. You make no distinction of high and low. You give that gift to everyone.
3. Your gift of spiritual love brings happiness to the hearts of all the world. You are the Lord of mercy. When You are present, how can I remain unhappy?
4. Kanurama dasa says: What shall I say? O Lord Nitai, my faith rests in You. You are the Deity I and my family worship.
Song 93 (Kalyana-raga)
1. (Refrain) ayata nityananda adabhuta canda
sahaja gamana naöana gati sundara
tri-bhubana jana mohana chanda
2. bayana nayana su-bimala sundara
ambuja madhulika bhuja-yuga bhanti
arunadhara-dyuti aruniha shobhe ati
dashana moti-phala panti
3. bhaba-tapita jana sincaha sa-karuna
bacana piyusha-rasa dhare
hare krishna nama kirane nasha-i saba
4. caudike sangi rangi udu mandala
nishi dishi canda parakashe
ashe shri-kanu dasa bhashe
1. (Refrain) Lord Nityananda is like a wonderful glorious moon. His walking and dancing are graceful. He enchants everyone in the three worlds.
2. His eyes and face are glorious and handsome. His two arms glisten like lotus flowers and black bees. His red lips glisten like the dawning sun. His teeth are like a row of pearls.
3. The souls suffering in this world of birth and death He splashes with the nectar of kind words. With the glorious effulgence of the Hare Krishna maha-mantra He destroys the blinding darkness of sinful desires.
4. Surrounded on four sides by His asosciates, He is like a moon surrounded by a host of stars, a moon that lights up the night. He is Jahnava’s graceful beloved. Yearning to attain His graceful lotus feet, Kanu dasa speaks these words.
Song 94 (Dhanashi-raga)
1. preme matoyara nita-i nagara
atulita prema dayara sagara
2. prema-bhare antara gara gara
na janena pahum ke apana para
3. hena daya kotha e dharani para
deya prema deba-bidhi agocara
4. pataki uddhara karya nirantara
patitera dukhe netra jhara jhara
5. yaci prema deya sabe akatara
aphuranta yena bhandara sundara
6. kanu dasa kahe judi du-i kara
pade diha sthana e dina kinkara
1. Lord Nitai is wild in the ecstasy of spiritual love. He is a peerless ocean of mercy.
2. Who is His companion and who is an outsider? His heart overcome with spiritual love, Lord Nitai does not know.
3. Where on the earth is any mercy like His? He gives away ecstatic spiritual love, love beyond the rules of the Vedas.
4. He always tries to deliver the sinners. Compassionately feeling the fallen souls’ sufferings, He weeps, tears flowing from His eyes.
5. He begs everyone to accept His gift of ecstatic spiritual love, a gift that makes one always free of all suffering. He is the abode of all glorious handsomeness.
6. Folding his palms, Kanu dasa says: O Lord, please give this poor servant a place somewhere at Your feet.
Song 95 (Shri-raga)
1. (Refrain) nita-i karunamaya abatara
dekhi dina-hina karaye prema-dana
agama nigama sara
2. sahaje dhara dhara sa-jala niramala
kamala jiniya diöhi shobha
badana-mandala koöi shashadhara
3. bacana amiya shrabane dure gela
anga cikkana madana-mohana
kanöhe shobhe mani-hara
4. nabina kari-kara jiniya bhuja-bara
tahe shobhe hemamaya danda
heriya saba loka pashare duhkha shoka
khandaye hridaya pashanda
5. nita-ira karunaya abani bhasala
purala jaga-mana asha
o prema-lesha parasha na pa-iya
kandaye harirama dasa
1. (Refrain) Merciful Lord Nitai has descended to this world. Seeing the poor fallen people, He gives them the gift of ecstatic spiritual love, a gift that is the greatest glory of the Agama and Nigama scriptures.
2. The graceful splendor of His eyes defeats the splendid lotus flower splashed with drops of water. The circle of Hisd face defeats millions of moon. The hearts of this world yearn to attain Him.
3. When His nectar words enter the ear, the sins that blind the heart flee far away. His glistening limbs are more enchanting than Kamadeva. A jewel necklace glistens on His neck.
4. His arms defeat the young elephant’s trunk. He carries a glistening mace. Glancing at the people, He severs the ropes of suffering, grief, and sin that knot every heart.
5. Lord Nitai fulfills the desires in every heart in this world. He kindly makes the whole world float in the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. Unable, alas, to touch even a single drop of that nectar of ecstatic spiritual love, Harirama dasa weeps.
Song 96 (Suha-i-raga)
1. (Refrain) jaya jaya nityananda raya
aparadha papa mora tahara nahika ora
uddharaha nija karunaya
2. amara asata mati tomara name nahi rati
kahite na basi mukhe laja
janame janame kata kariyachi atma-ghata
ata eba se mora e-i kaja
3. tumi-o karuna-sindhu pataki janara bandhu
ebara karaha yadi tyaga
patita-pabana nama nirmala se anupama
tahate lagaye bada daga
4. purube yabana-adi kata kata aparadhi
tara-icha shuniyache kane
krishna-dasa anumani öhelite naribe bumi
yadi ghrina na karaha mane
1. (Refrain) O Lord Nityananda Raya, glory, glory to You! O Lord, please do not think of my sins and offenses. Please kindly deliver me.
2. My heart is very sinful. It is not attracted to your holy names. I do not like to speak of these things. Shame fills my mouth. In how many births after births did I kill any chance to make spiritual advancement? That is why I am in such a state.
3. You are an ocean of mercy. You are the friend of the sinners. If You abandon me now, then Your peerless and glorious reputation as Patita-pavana (purifier of the fallen) is only a great trick.
4. How many yavanas and other offenders have You already delivered? With my own ears I heard how You delivered them. I, Krishna dasa, think this: O my Lord, if in Your heart You do not hate me, please do not push me away.
Song 97 (Shri-raga)
1. adosha darashi mora prabhu nityananda
na bhajinu hena prabhura caranarabinda
2. haya re na jani mu-i kemana asura
pa”a na bhajinu hena dayara öhakura
3. haya re abhagara prana ki sukhe achaha
nita-i baliya kena mariya na yaha
4. nita-ira karuna shuni pashana milaya
haya re daruna hiya na darabe taya
5. nita-i chaitanya aparadha nahi mane
yare tare nija prema-bhakti kare dane
6. tara nama la-ite na gale mora hiya
krishna-dasa kahe mu-i bada abhagiya
1. I pray that Lord Nityananda will not look at my sins, I did not worship the Lord’s lotus feet.
2. Alas! I did not know. What a demon I was. I did not worship Lord Nitai, the Lord of mercy.
3. O my unfortunate heart! Will you ever become happy? Why do you not call out, “Nitai!”, and die.
4. When they hear of Lord NItai’s mercy, even the stones melt. O my cruel heart, you do not melt when you hear His glories.
5. To persons who do not offend Lord Chaitanya, Lord Nitai gives the gift of spiritual love and devotion.
6. Alas! The Lord’s holy name does not rest on my throat or in my heart. Krishna dasa says: I am very unfortunate.
Song 98 (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.
Song 99 (Kamoda-raga)
1. prabhu nityananda rama rupe gune anupama
nija gana la-iya sange dwadasha batsara range
2. gora abatirna haile sannyasira sanga chale
bahira ha-ila ghara haite
tirtha paryaöana 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.
Song 100 (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.
Song 101 (Belabali-raga or Mangala-raga)
1. aju shubha-kshane nita-i-candera
adhibase kiba shobhara ghaöa
nirupama beshe bilasaye bhale
jhalamala kare angera chaöa
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.
Song 102 (Bhupali-raga)
1. basudha jahnaba debi shobha-bidhi, adhibasa-bhusha-bhushita tanu
jhalamala kare caru ruci chaöa, 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 ghanöa 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?
Song 103 (Deshapala-raga)
1. koöi 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
naöata nartaka ughaöita kataka thaita thai thai nini ni na
badya badaka ba-oye bahutara, tala prakaöa na hota paöatara 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.
Song 104 (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. kanöhe jhalamala malati-mala
parisara buke karaye khela
4. su-lalita-mukhe madhura hasi
cande dhale yena amina-rashi
5. öalamala 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.
Song 105 (Dhanashi-raga)
1. nita-i guna-nidhi shobhara abadhi
ki sudhaya bidhi gadila sadhe
prabhatera bhanu jini tanu-chaöa
heriya kemana dhairaja bandhe
2. ajanu-lambita bhuja bhujangama
bhangi nirupama rangete bhasi
badana sharada- bidhu-ghaöa ghana
barishaye sudha ishat hasi
3. gora gora bali gara gara hiya
heli duli cale kunjara para
öalamala 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.
Song 106 (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.
Song 107 (Dhanashi-raga)