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Part One

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

          pulaka ankura-shobha

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

          bhasala prema-taranga

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

          jaga-jane yace

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

          premake dhara

3. brindabana guna shuni, luthata se dwija-mani, bhabe bhare gara gara

          pahum mora hase

kashishwara abhirama, pandita purushottama, guna gana karatahi

          narahari dase

 

 

     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

          ga-ota sahacara-brinde

khola karatala      yatana kari sirajila

          pashanda dalana anubandhe

5. abanite adabhuta        prabhu shaci-nandana

          patita-pabana abatara

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

          nita-i-chaitanya-kripa-leshe

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

          abani-mandala sinca-i

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

          sakala sahacara-brinda

brindabana dasa        prema parakasha

          nita-i caranarabinda

 

     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

          patita-pabana nama

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

          bhakata-mandala cari-pasha

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

          eka-kale gora-raya

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

          dhari abadhuta-besha

padmabati-nandana        basu jahnabara jibana

          chaitanya lilaye bishesha

3. rama-abatare          anuja achila

          lakshmana baliya nama

krishna-abatare       gokula-nagare

          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

pashanda-khandana         shri-bhuja-mandana

          kanaya-khacita abalambana-danda

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

          nityananda guna-bhupa

jaga-jana nayana         tapa bhara bhanjana

          jini kana karuna aparupa rupa

2. shashadhara-nikara-darapa-hara anana

          jhalakata amiya jharata mridu hasa

gaura prema-bhare        gara gara antara

          nirupama naba naba bacana bilasa

3. 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

          hara-i-pandita-bara

shubha magha masi         shukla-trayodashi

          janamila haladhara

2. hara-i pandita        ati harashita

          putra-mahotsaba kare

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

          ananda-sagare bhase

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

          jhalamala bhaba-taranga

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

          kebala ananda-kanda

akhila loka-gati         bhakata prana-pati

          jaya jaya nityananda canda

2. heri patita gana      karunabalokana

          jaga-bhari karala apara

bhaba-bhaya-bhanjana          durita-nibarana

          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

          pashandi-dalana birabana

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

          bhubana-mangala guna-dhama

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

dekhi unamata-jagata-cita

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

          kali-yuge shri-nityananda

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

          patita-pabana dina-bandhu

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

          rohini-nandana balarama

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

          dirgha-shwasa re

4. karuna sindhu         akhila bandhu

          kali-yuga-tama-pulaka-indu

jagata-locana       paöa-mocana

          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

          kangalera öhakura

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

          durbasana andhiyare

4. caudike sangi         rangi udu mandala

          nishi dishi canda parakashe

shri-jahnaba-ballabha          shri-pada-pallaba

          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

          jiniya jaga-mana-lobha

3. bacana amiya          shrabane dure gela

          patakira mana-andhiyara

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

          padmabati-garbhe janamila

nija gana la-iya sange        dwadasha batsara range

          shri-ekacakraya bilasiya

2. gora abatirna haile        sannyasira sanga chale

          bahira ha-ila ghara haite

tirtha 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)

 

 

1. gora-preme matiya nita-i

jagata mataya sa-karuna diöhe ca-i

2. nacaye ajanu bahu tuli

patitera kolete padaye dhuli dhuli

3. kata sukhe hiya na uthale

mukha buka bhasi yaya nayanera jale

4. prati ange pulakera ghaöa

madana murachi pade dekhi rupa-chaöa

5. su-canda-badane mridu hasi

kahite madhura katha dhale sudha-rashi

6. ki naba bhangima ranga paya

narahari parana majila mene taya

 

 

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

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

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