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Govinda Ghosha

 

 

Song 1 (Pahida-raga)

 

 

1. gora gela purba-desha       nija-gana pa-i klesha

          bilapaye kata parakara

kande debi lakshmipriya        shunite bidare hiya

          dibase manaye andhakara

2. (Refrain) hari hari gauranga biccheda nahi sahe

punah se-i gora-mukha         dekhiya ghucibe dukha

          ekhana parana yadi rahe

3. shacira karuna shuni         kandaye akhila prani

          malini prabodha kare taya

nadiya nagari-gana       kande tara anukshana

          basana bhushana nahi bhaya

4. suradhuni-tire ya-ite      dekhiba gauranga pathe

          kata dina habe shubha dina

canda-mukhera bani shuni       judabe tapita prani

          gobinda ghoshera deha kshina

 

 

     1. Now that Lord Gaura has gone ot East Bengal His close associates suffer. How many ways do they lament? Anyone who hears Lakshmipriya-devi weep feels his heart break in two. He feels daylight had suddenly become blinding darkness.

     2. (Refrain) Alas! Alas! She cannot bear separation fro Lord Gauranga. If once again she saw Lord Gaura's face then all her sufferings would perish. Then her life's breath would remain in her body.

     3. Hearing Shaci's laments every living being weeps. Malini tries to console her. The ladies of Nadiya weep moment after moment. Their garments and ornaments no longer seem glorious to them.

     4. How many days must pass before the auspicious day comes the day when they see Lord Gauranga walk on the path by the Ganga's banks? Hearing words come from His moonlike face the living entities will find their burning sufferings turn into cooling bliss. Alas! Now that Lord Gaura is absent Govinda Ghosha's body has become emaciated wasted away.

 

 

Song 2 (Sindhuda-raga)

 

 

1. kanaya kashila mukha-shobha

hera-ite jaga-mana-lobha

2. bini hase gora mukha hasa

paridhana pita pata-basa

3. angera saurabha lobha pa-iya

nabina bhramari a-ila dha-iya

4. ghuri ghuri bule pada-tale

guna guna shabada rasale

5. gobinda ghoshera mane jage

gora na dekhile bisha lage

 

 

     1. The world's hearts yearn to see the glory of His face glistening like the purest gold.

     2. Lord Gaura's face gracefully smiles. His garments are yellow.

     3. Attracted by the fragrance of His limbs the young bees fly to Him.

     4. Listening and listening to the sweet music He makes His feet turn and turn as He dances.

     5. He awakens Govinda Ghosha's sleeping heart. They who do not place their eyes on Lord Gaura have drunk poison.

 

 

Song 3 (-raga)

 

 

1. snana kari shri-gauranga         basilena dibyasane

          da-ine bame nita-i gada-i

adwaita sammukhe basi        mishtanna payasa kare

          shribasa yogaya dha-i dha-i

2. (Refrain) aha mari mari kiba abhishekananda

nita-i gada-i saha       bhojane basila gora

          anande nehare bhakta-brinda

3. bhojana samapi gora        karilena acamana

          adwaita tambula dila mukhe

narahari pashe thaki      tina-rupa nirakhiche

          camara dhulaya ange sukhe

4. sa-candana tulasi-patra         gorara carane diya

          acarya krishnaya namah bale

kahe e gobinda ghosha         hari-dhwani ghana ghana

          karite lagila kutuhale

 

 

     1. The bathing completed Lord Gauranga sits on the Deity-throne. At His right and left are Lord Nityananda and Gadadhara. Sitting before Him Lord Advaita places an offering of sweet-rice. Running and running Shrivasa brings offerings.

     2. (Refrain) Ah! Ah! Ah! How great is the bliss of the abhisheka ceremony! With Nitai and Gadadhara at His sides Lord Gaura accepts the offerings. The devotees joyfully watch.

     3. After eating all the offerings Lord Gaura rinses His mouth. Lord Advaita places betelnuts in His mouth. Standing at the side Narahari gazes at the forms of the three Lords. With a camara he happily fans Their bodies.

     4. Offering a tulasi-leaf anointed with sandal paste at Lord Gaura's feet Lord Advaita Acarya says “Krishnaya namah (I bow down before Lord Krishna). Govinda Ghosha says: There is a great tumult of the chanting of Lord Krishna's holy names.