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Narahari dasa

 

 

Song 1 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. shaci-suta gaura-hari       nabadwipe abatari

          karilena bibidha bilasa

sange laiya apriya-gana        prakashila sankirtana

          badha-ila sabara ullasa

2. kiba se sannyasa beshe      bhrami prabhu deshe deshe

          nilacale asiya rahila

radhikara preme mati          na jani diva-rati

          se preme jagata mata-ila

3. nityananda balarama        adwaita gunera dhama

          gadadhara shribasadi yata

dekhi se adbhuta riti         keha na dharaye dhriti

          premaya bihwala abirata

4. debera durlabha ratna      mila-ila kari yatna

          kripaya bala-i laiya mari

kaila kali-yuga dhanya        prabhu krishna-chaitanya

          yasha gaya dasa narahari

 

 

     1. Descending to this world in Navadvipa, Lord Gaura-hari became Shaci's son and enjoyed many pastimes. Performing sankirtana with His dear associates, He filled everyone with bliss.

     2. Accepting a sannyasi's garments, the Lord wandered from place to place. Then He stayed always at Nilacala. Wild with the ecstatic love Radha felt, He did not know if it were day or night. He made the whole world wild with that kind of spiritual love.

     3. Seeing Lord Gaura-Hari's wonderful pastimes, neither Lord Nityananda-Balarama, nor Lord Advaita, the abode of transcendental virtues, nor Gadadhara, nor Shrivasa, nor anyone else could remain peaceful. Without stop they were all overcome with ecstatic spiritual love.

     4. Lord Gaura-Hari carefully brought with Him rare and precious jewels, jewels even the demigods cannot obtain. The Lord kindly distributed those jewels to everyone. In this way He made the Kali-yuga a glorious and fortunate time. Thus Narahari dasa sings the glories of Lord Krishna Chaitanya.

 

 

Song 2 (Baradi-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) anupama gora abatara

nabadha bhakati rase          bistariya saba deshe

          na karila jatira bicara

2. emana thakura bhaja        dura kara saba kaja

          chada saba micha abhilasha

chaitanyacandera gune          alo kare tri-bhubane

          anayase haila parakasha

3. chaitanya kalpa-taru        akhila-jibera guru

          golaka baibhaba saba sange

jibere malina dekhi      ha-iya karuna ankhi

          hari-nama bila-ila range

4. yajna japa dhyana puja          anya yuge yata puja

          sadhileka ati bada dukhe

e-i ye karila ghore      nare yata papa kare

          nama laina tari yaya sukhe

5. karuna bigraha sara        tulana ki diba ara

          patitera pura-ila asha

kichu na bujhiya citte        kandiya kandiya pathe

          guna gaya narahari dasa

 

 

     1. (Refrain) The avatara Lord Gaura is without equal. In every country He distributed the nectar of the nine-fold activities of devotional service. He did not consider anyone's caste or birth.

     2. Please worship Lord Gaura. Run far from all worldly duties. Renounce all false desires. The glistening light from the moon of Lord Chaitanya has filled the three worlds. Now everything is easily seen.

     3. Lord Chaitanya is a kalpa-taru tree. He is the master of all living entities. He brought glory to this world. With compassionate eyes He saw how the souls in this world had become defiled. So He happily gave them the gift of Lord Krishna's holy names.

     4. Yajna, japa, meditation and Deity-worship are the methods of worship for other yugas. In this yuga they are very difficult to perform. In this horrible Kali-yuga the people are sinners. Still, by chanting the holy names they are easily delivered.

     5. Lord Chaitanya is mercy personified. Who is His equal? The fallen souls' desires He fulfills. In my heart I do not know anything. Weeping and weeping, Narahari dasa sings Lord Gaura's glories.

 

 

Song 3 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) gauranga ke jane mahima tomara

kali-yuga uddharite patita-pabana abatara

2. shyama-mahodadhi       kemane bidhata

     mathiya se kara-tala

kata sudha-rasa          tahe niramniya

          upajila gauranga rasala

3. tri-bhubane prema          badara ha-ila

          gaura-prema-barishane

dina hina jana      o rasa magana

          narahari guna gane

 

 

     1. (Refrain) O Lord Gauranga, who knows Your glories? O purifier of the fallen, You descended to this world to deliver the people of Kali-yuga.

     2. How, simply by playing the karatalas, did You churn the great ocean of love for Lord Krishna? O Lord Gauranga, how many flooding currents of nectar did You make flow from that ocean?

     3. You made a monsoon of ecstatic spiritual love flood the three worlds. The poor fallen souls are now plunged in that flood of love. Narahari thus sings the glories of Lord Gauranga.

 

 

Song 4 (Bibhasa-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) pashara na yaya amara gauracandera lila

yanra gune pashu-pakhi bujhaye      galiya padaya shila

2. yanhara namera lagi        mahesha ha-ila yogi

          birinci bhabaye anukshane

brahmara durlabha nama        sulabha kariya pahum

          yacina de-ola tri-bhubane

3. shri-gauranga ange shobhe          pulaka kadamba tahe

          aparupa shri-angera shobha

anande bibhora ati       narahari dasa tathi

          dekhiya se kanakera abha

 

 

     1. (Refrain) I will not forget Lord Gaurachandra's pastimes. When they hear His glories the birds and beasts becoem plunged in bliss and the very stones melt with bliss.

     2. Chanting His name, Shiva has become a yogi and Brahma is rapt in meditation. Although the chanting of the holy names is difficult even for Brahma to attain, Lord Gaurachandra freely gives that chanting to the people of the three worlds. He begs them please to accept it.

     3. Lord Gauranga's limbs are charming and glorious. Standing erect, the hairs of His body are like blossoming kadamba flowers. The glory of His limbs is wonderful. Gazing at the golden splendor of His limbs, Narahari dasa is overcome with bliss.

 

 

Song 5 (Pada-raga)

 

 

1. phalguna-purnima      mangalera sima

          prakata gokula-indu

nadiya-nagare       prati ghare ghare

          uthala ananda-sindhu

2. (Refrain) kiba kautuka paraspare

shaci-debi bhale          putra laiya kole

          bilase sutika-ghare

3. balake dekhite        dhaya cari-bhite

          keha na dharaye dhriti

grahanandhakare          ke cine kahare

          asankhya lokera gati

4. balaka-madhuri        dekhi ankhi bhari

          pasare apana deha

narahari kaya       shacira tanaya

          prakashe ki naba leha

 

 

     1. When, on the Phalguna-purnima, He who is the supremely auspicious moon of Gokula was manifest in Nadiya-nagara, an ocean of bliss flooded house after house.

     2. (Refrain) Placing Him on her lap, Shaci gazed at her newborn son. Both were fill with bliss. The maternity-room was filled with glorious splendor.

     3. From the four directions everyone ran to see the child. No one was peaceful. In the darkness of the eclipse, who could see anyone? Numberless people came.

     4. Gazing at the infant's sweetness, everyone filled his eyes. They forgot their own bodies. Narahari says: Why did everyone fall in love with Shaci's newborn son?

 

 

Song 6 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. parama shubha shaci-gabhe bilasata gaura gokula naha

kara-i stuti-nati deba-gana ghana bhabane bhara-i uchaha

2. shubhaga phalguna purnima-nishi shashi udaye rahu garasi

aiche samaye prakashe pahum nija nama pahile prakashi

3. hota jaya jaya-kara jaga-bhari dhiraja dharata na ko-i

mishra-bhabane prabeshi shishu abaloki unamata ho-i

4. bibidhi mangala raca-i naba naba saba manoratha pura

bhanata narahari bipula-bali kali garaba-bhare bhela cura

 

 

     1. Manifesting a fair form, Gokula's master was gloriously manifest from Shaci's supremely auspicious womb. The demigods came there. Filling the room, they bowed down and offered prayers.

     2. On the auspicious full-moon night of Phalguna month, Rahu swallowed the rising moon. At that time the Lord manifested His holy name first. Only in the next moment did He manifest His form.

     3. Sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!" filled the world. No one was peaceful. Gazing at the infant in Jagannatha Mishra's house, everyone became wild with bliss.

     4. Newer and newer kinds of glory and auspiciousness were manifest. Everyone's desires were fulfilled. Narahari says: At that moment powerful Kali-yuga's pride was crushed into dust.

 

 

Song 7 (Basanta-raga)

 

 

1. jaya jaya jaya mangala-raba, phalguna-purnima-nishi naba shobhita

          shaci-garbhe prakata gaura baraja-ranjana

jhalakata bara balaka-tanu, kunkuma thira damini janu

          camakata mukha-canda madhura dhairaja bhara bhanjana

2. pahum prakashe nirakhata, ghana-gana saha sura-gana gagane barashata

          kusumabali bipula pulaka bharala angahi

karata kata manoratha cita, cancala bhani caru carita

          locana jala-chala kata chabi payata bahu rangahi

3. gayata kinnara sudhanga, bayata mridutara mridanga

          dhadhiki dhikita dhik dhik dhik katatak dhinnana

nritya-sura nartaki-caya, bibidha bhati karu abhinaya

          ughatatata kathai thai thai ti a-i a-i atennana

4. nirmala dasha-disha ujora, malayanila bahata thora

          pika-kula kuhu kata basanta ritu-pati sara saya-e

uchalata sura-sarita-bari, nadiya mahi muda bithari

          mishra-bhubana kautuke narahari hiya unamataya-e

 

 

     1. There are auspicious sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!  Jaya!" On a beautiful full-moon night of Phalguna from Shaci's womb is manifest the fair form of Lord Gaura, Lord Gaura who is in truth Krishna, the delight of Vraja. Infant Lord Gaura is effulgent. He is like kunkuma or like an always-shining lightning flash. The sweetness of His moonlike face fills everyone with wonder, breaks into pieces the peaceful composure of everyone.

     2. Sitting on the clouds, the demigods gaze at Lord Gaura. From the sky they shower flowers. The hairs of their bodies stand erect in ecstasy. How many desires come from the demigods' hearts, desires manifested as restless, beautiful words? How much delightful effulgence flows from the demigods' eyes, effulgence pretending to be tears?

     3. The Kinnaras sweetly sing. "Dhadhiki dhikita dhik dhik dhik katatak!", the mridangas sweetly say. The celestial dancing-girls dance. Many glorious dramas are enacted in their dances. "Kathai thai thai ti a-i a-i!", the drums declare.

     4. The ten directions are effulgent and clear. Fragrant breezes blow from the Malaya Hills. The cuckoos chant “Kuhu!" How many glorious signs of spring, the king of seasons, are manifest? The heavenly Ganga sweetly flows. Nadiya is overcome with bliss. The wonder who has appeared in Jagannatha Mishra's home makes Narahari's heart wild with bliss.

 

 

Song 8 (Basanta-raga or Todi-raga)

 

 

1. bhubana-mano-cora          gokula-pati gora

          candera janama ki shubha-kshane

dekhiya putra-mukha      shacira yata sukha

          taha ki kahibara pare ane

2. nadiya-pura-nari      a-ise sari sari

          la-iya thari bhari drabya bahu

su-sajje sura-priya      manushe misha-iya

          balake nirakhiya thira nahu

3. shri-sita-debi asi          sutika-grihe pashi

          dekhiya shishu ulasita hiya

malini adi sange         bhasaye nana range

          karaya kata na mangala-kriya

4. goyalini ba kata      goyala shata shata

          la-iya dadhi ase caru saje

sabe bihwala-cite        purba swabhabete

          chadaya dadhi anginara majhe

5. raciya karatali       hasiya nace bhali

          ta dekhi debe gopa-besha-dhari

nacaye anginate          ke ba na nace tate

          saghane jaya jaya-dhwani kari

6. bajaya badya hena          kautuka nahi yena

          mishralaye se nandalaye riti

narahari ki kaba         prabhu janmotsaba

          utsahe karu kichu nahi smriti

 

 

     1. Gokula's master, who steals the hearts of all the worlds, has come as Lord Gaura. At that auspicious moment, of what use was the ordinary moon in the sky? Gazing at her son's face. Shaci became filled with bliss. How can anyone describe what she felt?

     2. Multitude after multitude of Nadiya-pura's women came carrying plates with gifts. Elegantly dressed and decorated demigoddesses mingled with the human women. Once gazing at the newborn infant boy, no one remained peaceful.

     3. Shri Sita-devi came to the maternity room. Gazing at the infant, she became blissful at heart. Malini and many other ladies also came. They floated in bliss. What auspicious ritual did they not perform?

     4. How many cowherd ladies came? Hundreds and hundreds of cowherd men came bringing gifts of yogurt. Everyone was beautifully dressed and decorated. Their hearts were overcome with bliss. They filled the courtyard of the house with their gifts of yogurt.

     5. Some played the karatalas and others laughed and danced. Disguised as cowherd men, the demigods watched all of this. In the courtyard the people encouraged each other to dance. Who did not dance? There were loud calls of "Jaya! Jaya!"

     6. Instrumental music playeed. There was great bliss. Nothing could be compared to it. Jagannatha Mishra house became like Maharaja Nanda's palace. Narahari says: Is anything like this festival of the Lord's birth? I cannot think of anything like it.

 

 

Song 9 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. nadiyara nari purusha       sukriti mani

          mane maha anandita haiya

nima-ira anna-prashane         sakale a-isena

          nana samagri laina

2. shaci-suta-shobha       dekhe ankhi bhari

          nilambara bhagyamantera kole

naba naba abharanamaya        kati-tate patöa-dhaöi

          ancala dole

3. hema-sarasija         jini tanu-khani

          mukhe ki upama candera ghaöa

mishöa-anna-kanika        grahane kiba adbhuta

          mridu hasira chaöa

4. ehena utsabe          keba dhare dhriti

          kahite kautuka na a-ise mukhe

sabe shaci         jagannatha prashamsaye

          narahari hiya uthale sukhe

 

 

     1. Intent on performing a pious ritual, joyful at heart, and bringing various articles for the ceremony, the men and women of Nadiya come to Nimai's anna-prashana ceremony.

     2. They filled their eyes with the splendor of Shaci's son as, decorated with new ornaments, and a silk garment tied about His waist, He sits on fortunate Nilambara's lap on the edge of a swing.

     3. His body defeats the gold lotus flowers. How can the weak glory of the moon be compared to His glorious face? How can it be compared to the splendor of the wonderful sweet smile that lights His face as He accepts the first drop of sweet-rice?

     4. At this festival who can remain peaceful? No one can place on his mouth words to describe the bliss he feels. Everyone praises Shaci and Jagannatha Mishra. Narahari's heart is flooded with bliss.

 

 

Song 10 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. jagannatha mishra maha-sukhe

putra kole kari cumba deya canda-mukhe

2. shire kesha-bhushana sajaya

aguli calite sneha uthale hiyaya

3. nima-i bapera kola haite

bhangi kari namaye angane beda-ite

4. hamagudi bedaya angane

sonara nupura baje su-caru carane

5. calite hera-i ulaöiya

calana-madhuri mishra dekhe danda-iya

6. samukhe asiya kahe maya

kole cadasiya bapa dhuli lage gaya

7. jananira hate hata diya

kole uöhe lahu lahu hasiya hasiya

8. dugdha-bindu sama danta-jyoti

hasite prakasha taya keba dhare dhriti

9. duöi ankhe yara pane caya

tare nirantara sukha-samudre bhasaya

10. jananire kole bhala shohe

narahari nichani bhubana-mana-mohe

 

 

     1. Happily placing Him in his lap, Jagannatha Mishra kisses his son's moonlike face.

     2. Carefully he decorates his son's hair. His heart is flooded with love.

     3. Then, with a gesture indicating His desire, little Nimai clambers from His father's lap and enters the courtyard.

     4. Crawling on all fours, He travels in the courtyard. On His graceful feet the gold anklets jingle.

     5. The crawling infant turns and looks. Jagannatha Mishra stands and watches the sweetness of His motions.

     6. Facing His father, the infant says, "Mama!" Pickign Him up and placing Him on His lap, the father brushes the dust from His body.

     7. Then he places the child in His mother's hands. Gently gently laughing and laughing, the child stands in His mother's lap.

     8. The splendor of His teeth is like drops of milk. Who can be peaceful and indifferent when He smiles and luaghs?

     9. With her eyes drinking the sight of her son, the mother felt herself always floating in an ocean of bliss.

     10. In His mother's lap that child is splendid nad glorious. Narahari worships that child, a child who enchants the hearts of all the world.

 

 

Song 11 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. shaci öhakurani caru chande

haöana shikhaya goracande

2. mridu mridu kahena hasiya

dhara mora anguli asiya

3. shuni sukhe nadiyara shashi

mayera anguli dhare hasi

4. dhire dhire uöhiya dandaya

du-i cari pada cali yaya

5. chadiya anguli pade bhume

shaci kole lana mukha cume

6. kole cadi carana dolaya

bajaye nupura ranga paya

7. angule kacali sthana piye

nahi ye upama taya diye

8. cari-dike cahe bhangi kari

tahate nichani narahari

 

 

     1. Shaci Thakurani gracefully ties Gaurachandra's topknot.

     2. Gently gently smiling, Shaci says: "Hold my finger."

     3. Hearing these words, He who is the moon of Nadiya happily smiles and grasps His mother's finger.

     4. Slowly slowly she stands Him up. Taking two or four steps, He begins to walk.

     5. Letting go of her finger, He falls to the ground. Shaci places Him in her lap and kisses His face.

     6. Standing in her lap, He moves His feet. The anklets on His reddish feet jingle.

     7. First stroking with His finger, He drinks from her breast. I cannot speak any metaphors or similes to describe how glorious He is.

     8. From the four directions everyone gazes at Him. Narahari worships Him.

 

 

Song 12 (Bibhasa-raga)

 

 

1. nishi parabhata samaye ye-rupa ananda shacira ghare

shata shata yuge sahasra badane kincit barnite nare

2. nija jane sukha dite kata ranga janaye gauracanda

bujhiba angina majhete phandila bhubana-mohana phanda

3. sheja teji dhana dhana yata jana a-ise ananda kare

se shobha sayare dube puna phire ya-ite naraye ghare

4. ati aparupa priti anukshana upaje sabara mane

o ranga carane sampe tanu mana dasa narahari bhane

 

 

     1. At dawn a great bliss fills Shaci's house. Speaking for hundreds and hundreds of yugas with His thousand mouths, Lord Shesha cannot describe anything of it.

     2. How much bliss does child Gaurachandra give to His associates? I know a trap has been set in Shaci's courtyard, a trap to enchant all the worlds.

     3. Leaving His bed, child Gaurachandra runs and runs. Anyone who comes near is filled with bliss. They are all plunged in the ocean of Gaurachandra's charming glory. They have no power to leave and return to their homes.

     4. At every moment wonderful love takes birth in their hearts. They offer their hearts and bodies to child Gaurachandra's reddish feet. This Narahari says.

 

 

Song 13 (Bibhasa-raga)

 

 

1. aha mari mari gaurangacandera carite keba na jhure

nadiya-nibasi nishi adarashe parana dharite nare

2. shutiya swapane ana nahi jane mana sarabasa gora

rajani-prabhate gora gora bali jagiya se rase bhora

3. briddha briddha yata purusha prakriti upama nahika karu

kata na yatane keba sirajila swabhaba carita caru

4. narahari pahum nichani se saba briddha parijana pashe

gora sneha-bhare gara gara kichu kahe su-madhura bhashe

 

 

     1. Alas! Alas! Alas! Who does not weep because of child Gaurangacandra's pastimes? Unable at night to see child Gaurachandra, Nadiya's people cannot maintain their lives.

     2. Lying on their beds to sleep, they cannot think of anything but child Gaurangacandra. Their hearts are rapt in thinking of child Gaurangacandra. At dawn they rise and say, "Gaura! Gaura!" They are overcome with the nectar of love for child Gaura.

     3. The men and women cannot think of any metaphors or similes to describe child Gaura. How many times did they try? No one could think of anything that would compare to child Gaura's beautiful glories.

     4. With their friends at their side, all the adults of Nadiya worship the child that is Narahari's master. To child Gaura they speak sweet words filled with love.

 

 

Song 14 (Bibhasa-raga)

 

 

1. shuna he su-mati ati nirajane kahiye gupata katha

baraje baraja-pati suta bujhi prakaöa ha-ila etha

2. nadiya-nagare hena nahi keha na jhure uhara gune

shribasa murari adi yata tara na jiye darasha bine

3. shantipura-basi adwaita tapasi satata ethaya rahe

kiba se madhura guna yare tare kata na yatane kahe

4. aha mari mari hena aparupa balaka habe ki ara

narahari sarabasa gauracande karaha galaya hara

 

 

     1. Please listen, O friend with the saintly heart, and in a secluded place I will tell you a great secret. The son of Vraja's king came to this place.

     2. No one is like HIm in Nadiya-nagara. No one was unhappy when his glories were manifest. Without seeing Him, Shrivasa, Murari Gupta, and so many great devotees could not even stay alive.

     3. Lord Advaita, the great tapasvi from Shantipura, stayed here in Nadiya. With how many sweetnesses and glories is Nadiya filled. Even with the greatest effort I could not describe them all.

     4. Alas! Alas! Alas! Will there ever again be a wonderful child like Gaurachandra? Please place a necklace around child Gaurachandra's neck, child Gaurachandra who is Narahari's everything.

 

 

Song 15 (Bibhasa-raga)

 

 

1. aju shubha-kshane poha-ila nishi

anande magana nadiya-basi

2. dekhite gaurangacandere snehe

dhana a-ise saba shacira gehe

3. anginara majhe bilase gora

jaga-jana mana nayana cora

4. parikara shobhe sakala dishe

udu madhi bidhu upama ki se

5. kichu smriti na-i kahara mane

sabakara ankhi o mukha-pane

6. narahari eka mukhe ki kabe

nija nija rase ulase sabe

 

 

     1. Night has ended. Now is an auspicious moment. The people of Nadiya are plunged into bliss.

     2. Filled with love, everyone runs to Shaci's house to see child Gaurachandra.

     3. In the courtyard Gaura is splendid and glorious. He steals the eyes and hearts of the world's people.

     4. His associates aroundim on every side, He glistens like a moon surrounded by a host of stars.

     5. Who thinks of anyone but Him? Everyone drinks with their eyes the sight of His face.

     6. Every person is blissful, tasting the nectar of his own relationship with Lord Gaura. Someday will Narahari see His face?

 

 

Song 16 (Bibhasa-raga)

 

 

1. adwaita-gharani sita öhakurani kebala rasera rashi

animikha ankhe nirakhi sundara gaura mukhera hasi

2. o naba carita bhabite bhabite ha-ila puraba para

dhairaja dharite naraye yugala nayane bahaye dhara

3. kata kata katha upajaye cite snehete atura mati

yatana kariya kare upadesha se-rupa shacira prati

4. ashesha ashisha diya prashamsaye sukhera nahika para

narahari kahe e saba carita bujhite shakati kara

 

 

     1. Lord Advaita's wife Sita Thakurani, who is flooded with the nectar of spiritual love, with unblinking eyers looks at child Gaura's handsome smiling face.

     2. Again and again rapt in meditation on His youthful glories, she cannot remain peaceful. A flood of tears flows from her eyes.

     3. How many words of love take birth in her heart? Her heart is overcome. Speaking to Shaci, she struugles to express her feelings.

     4. She offers every blessing. She speaks words of praise. The ocean of her happiness has no shore. Narahari says: Who has the power to understand all that is in her heart?

 

 

Song 17 (Bibhasa-raga)

 

 

1. shribasa-banita ati su-carita snehera murati yena

satata lajjita sati pativrata jagata nahika hena

2. praphullita tanu anupama adha basana jhapiya mukhe

sitaya samipe danda-iya ghana nirikhe manera sukhe

3. anginara majhe priya parikara beshöita basiya gora

sundara badana-canda jhalakaye ga-khani son\ara para

4. naba naba saba ki kaba malyani se shobha sayare bhase

aparupa prema-bala-i la-iya maru narahari dase

 

 

     1. In this world no saintly wife wife devoted to her husband is like Shrivasa's wife, who is always modest and saintly, and who is like spiritual love personified.

     2. Her peerless form blossoms with happiness. Her face is half covered by her garment. Standing next to Sita, she gazes at the small boy who brings joy to her heart.

     3. Surrounded by His dear associates, child Gaura stands in the courtyard. The handsome moon of His face shines. His limbs glisten like gold.

     4. He is decorated with garlands of newer and newer flowers. He floats in an ocean of splendor. Narahari dasa is attacked by a great calamity of wonderful love for Him.

 

 

Song 18 (Bibhasa-raga)

 

 

1. rajani-prabhate shaci-debi cite anandera nahi ora

o mukha nirakhi nare sambarite nayane bahaye lora

2. sitara carane dhariya yatane kahaye madhura bani

kebala tarasa tomadera ogo bhela manda nahi jani

3. apana janiya nima-i-candere satata prasanna haba

cira ayu haina sukhe thake yena e-ise ashisha diba

4. keha nahi mora kata nibediba e shishu ankhira tara

e-i karo yena ghare thake sada ghucaye cancala dhara

5. ara bali bishwarupa mora e-i nima-i jibana prana

tila adha yena na haya biccheda e-i bara dibe dana

6. e-i rupa kata kahiya turite karaya mangala nita

narahari eka mukhe ki kahibe atula mayera prita

 

 

     1. At sunrise the bliss in Shaci's heart has no end. As she gazes at her son's face, so many tears flow from her eyes she cannot see.

     2. Grasping Sita's feet, she earnestly speaks sweet words. She says, "I have all faith in you. You are good and saintly. I know nothing bad of you."

     3. Sita says, "I know you well. May Nimaicandra always be pure. May He live long. May He always be happy. These benedictions I will give."

     4. Shaci says, "I will not ask any benedictions for myself. How many benedictions will I request? I ask that you give the benediction that the stars of my son's eyes will peacefully remain at home. I will destroy the great flood of His restlessness.

     5. "Nimai is my life and breath. Only my Vishvarupa is like Him. Let Him not be separated from me for even a single sesame seed's worth of time. Please give that benediction to me."

     6. How many words are spoken like this? Then the auspicious ritual is quickly performed. Narahari has only one mouth. How can he describe the peerless love mother Shaci feels for Lord Gaura?

 

Song 19 (Bibhasa-raga)

 

1. aju ki ananda shri-shaci-bhubane rajani-prabhata-kale

priya-parikara majhe bishwambhara bilase bhangima bhale

2. yara ye-i bhaba se-bhabe bhabita sabare karaye sukhi

bhubana-mohana guna-mani hena su-ghada kabhu na dekhi

3. briddha briddha-nari yata atishaya atura snehera bhare

o mukha-candrama heri heri keha dhairaja dharite nare

4. nayanete bari bahe anibara marama ananda-mane

narahari prana gauranga-carita punah paraspara bhane

 

 

     1. At dawn bliss fills Shaci's house. In the middle of His friends, child Vishvambhara gracefully plays.

     2. He delights everyone. Everyone is rapt in thinking of Him. He is like a jewel of virtues. He charjms all the worlds. No one has seen anyone like Him.

     3. The adults, the men and women, are filled with love for Him. Gazing and gazing at His moonlike face, no one can remain peaceful.

     4. Without stop tears flow from their eyes. Their hearts are filled with bliss. Again and again they recount the pastimes of child Gauranga, Gauranga who is Narahari's very life and breath.

 

 

Song 20 (Bibhasa-raga)

 

 

1. nadiyara ati          punyabati pati-

          brata-ganera ki manera gati

nija-putre mana          na-i anukshana

          bhane shacisuta-carita riti

2. nishi shesha dekhi       shayana upekhi

          tila adha nahi dairaja bandhe

nana drabya thari        bhari sari sari

          laiya cale dite nadiya-cande

3. shacira grihete         prabeshita cite

          uthalaye kata kautuka sindhu

dekhaye sakale      jananira kole

          khele basi gora gokula-indu

4. judaya nayana         narigana-prana

          pa-iya kole kari pasare deha

kahe narahari       aha mari mari

          kiba sirajila e hena leha

 

 

     1. Where do the thoughts of Nadiya's saintly ladies run? Not to their own children. At every moment the ladies talk of Shaci's son.

     2. Leaving their beds at sunrise, even for a half a sesame seed's worth of time they cannot be peaceful. Gathering many gifts, they hurry to give them to child Gaura, who is like the moon of Nadiya.

     3. How many oceans of bliss flood their hearts when they enter Shaci's house? Playing on His mother's lap, child Gaura allows them to see Him, Gaura who in truth is Lord Krishna Himself, Krishna the moon of Gokula.

     4. For these ladies child Gaura is like their life and breath. He brings cooling bliss to their eyes. Hugging Him, the ladies forget their own bodies. Narahari says: Ah! Ah! Ah! Someday will I love child Gaura as these great devotees do?

 

 

Song 21 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. nace are bapa bishwambhara

kara bhari kha-ite diba nani kshira sara

2. patibrata-gana cari-pashe

kahe kata nima-i-candere mridu-bhashe

3. hari haribola bali bali

sabe mili saghane racaye kara-tali

4. cahi gora jananira pane

haribola bali nace bibidha bandhane

5. kiba canda-mukhe mridu hasi

bhulaya bhubana dhale sudha rashi rashi

6. nayana cahani caru chande

bbujera bhangima dekhi keba sthira bandhe

7. ki madhura madhura kirane

jhalake angane hena angera kirane

8. kinkini nupura baje bhale

narahari nichani carana-tala-tale

 

 

     1. Ah! Child Vishvambhara dances. The ladies place excellent butter and milk in His hand for Him to eat.

     2. The saintly ladies gather around Him on four sides. How many sweet words do the speak to Nimaicandra?

     3. Gathering around Him, the ladies clap their hands. “Hari! Haribol!", they sing and sing.

     4. Glancing at His mother, child Gaura also sings, “Haribol!" In many ways He gracefully dances.

     5. On His moonlike face a gentle smile appears, a smile that is a flood of nectar cascading over the worlds.

     6. His movoing eyes cast graceful glances. His arms gracefully move. Seeing Him, who could remain peaceful?

     7. Rays of sweet sweet glory shining from His limbs fill the courtyard.

     8. His belt and anklets jingle. Narahari worships the soles of His feet.

 

 

Song 22 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. range nacaye shacira bala

rupe karaye bhubana ala

2. jini hema sarasija tanu

dhuli dhusara paraga janu

3. besha bhushana shobhaye bhala

hari bali de-i kara-tala

4. mridu hasaye madhura chande

tahe keba dhairaja bandhe

5. cari-dike ki kautuke caya

kari bhari sara deyata maya

6. bhangi kari ghana ghana ghume

dhaöi ancala loöaya bhume

7. kaöi kinkini su-caru chaöa

taya jhinini shabada chaöa

8. baje jhununu nupura paya

narahari se nichani taya

 

 

     1. Shaci's small son dances in the dancing-circle. His form fills the worlds with glorious light.

     2. His form defeats the golden lotus flowers. The dust on His body is like pollen on a lotus.

     3. His garments and ornaments are glorious. Clapping His hands, He chants, "Hari!"

     4. His gentle smile is sweet. Who can remain peaceful and indifferent in His presence?

     5. He playfully looks in the four directions. He grasps His mother's hand.

     6. Gracefully He turns as He dances. The edge of His garemnt trails on the ground.

     7. "Jhinini!", His glistening belt of bells declares.

     8. "Jhununu!", His ankle bells say. Narahari worships Him.

 

 

Song 23 (Mangala-raga)

 

 

1. aji angina para       nadiya balaka sane

          range khelata shaci-bala

nakhata-nikara majhe          eka-shashi raje

          karata dika ujala

2. bibidha khelana       le-i sakala mili

          khelata bibidha khela

sabahu banade       hasa bikashita

          janu eka sane bahu padamaka mela

3. so khela darashane          gara gara antara

          anande shaci utarola

dande shata-beri          cume badana-canda

          bishwambhara kari kola

4. basana-ancale         shrama-jala muchi

          shri-ange karata batasa

kare camara le-i         pase öhari rahu

          pamara narahari dasa

 

 

     1. Shaci's small son now happily plays with Nadiya's boys. His fingernails and toenails are like a single regal moon filling the directions with light.

     2. Gathering together, the boys play many different games. They play many different games. Laughter blossoms in every mouth. Child Gaura and the boys are like one lotus flower playing with many lotus flowers.

     3. Watching the boys play, Shaci feels delight in her heart. Placing small Vishvambhara in her lap, she kisses His face a hundred times.

     4. With the edge of her garment she wipes away His perspiration. She fans His graceful body. Standing at the side, the sinner Narahari moves the camara fan in his hand.

 

 

Song 24 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) ki ananda nadiya-nagare

shri-saci-debira putra         dharibena yajna-sutra

          e-i katha prati ghare ghare

2. snehete bihwala haina         keba na calaye dhana

          nana-drabya lana mishralaye

nirupama mishralaya       loka-bhida atishaya

          se shobhaya keba na bhulaye

3. mishra maha harsha hana        kare beda-mata kriya

          yajna-sutra de-i goracande

gaura-murti manohara          paridhana raktambara

          hate dibya danda-jhuli kandhe

4. prabhu bhiksha kare range        dekhi deba-nari sange

          manushe mishaya bhiksha dite

prabhu-priya-gana yara        kata na kautuke tara

          bhiksha de-i prabhura jhulite

5. mangala bidhana yata       ke taha kahibe kata

          kiba stri-ganera yajakara

bipre beda-dhwani kare        shuni ke dhairaja dhare

          bhaöa-gane kahe kayabara

6. jaya jaya kala-raba        byapila se disha saba

          nritya-gita badya nana bhanti

dasa narahari bhane      yacaka ucita dane

          bhanaye su-yasha sukhe mati

 

 

     1. (Refrain) What bliss has come to Nadiya-nagara? “Shaci's son will accept the sacred-thread!" This news now travels from house to house.

     2. Who, bearing gifts and overcome with ecstatic love, does not run to Jagannatha Mishra's house? Great crowds come to peerless Jagannatha Mishra's house. Who is not charmed by his glories?

     3. Delighted Jagannatha Mishra performs the Vedioc ritual and offers the sacred-thread to young Gaurachandra. Lord Gaurachandra's fair form enchants the heart. His garments are saffron. A splendid brahmacari-danda and a cloth jhuli rest in His hand and on His shoulder.

     4. Youthful Gaurachandra happily begs alms. Infiltrating the crowd of human ladies, the demigoddesses gaze at Him and offer Him alms. How many blisses do the Lord's dear associates not feel? They happily place their offerings in His jhuli bag.

     5. Who can describe these auspiciousn rituals? How many gloriosu ladies have come to watch? The brahmanas chant the Vedic hymns. Hearing them, who can remain peaceful and indifferent? The poets recite many poems.

     6. Sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!" fill the directions. There are many kinds of splendid singing, dancing, and instrumental music. Narahari dasa says: The beggars are offered gifts. Wild with bliss, they praise Lord Gaurachandra.

 

 

Song 25 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1.  gaurasundara parama shubha-kshane dharala yajnopabita

beda bihita kriya-nipuna shaci mishra nirupama rita

2. bibidha mangala kota kula badhu ulu-lu-lu-lu-lu-lu deta

bhaöa-gana bhana su-yasha shubha shobha su-diöhi bharileta

3. gana karu naba-tala guni marujadi bayata su-ranga

nritya krita nartaka ukhaöi ghana dhadhi dhikadha dhilanga

4. deba-gana-mana-magana atishaya nirakhi lalita bilasa

bhubana bhari jaya jaya-dhwani nichani narahari dasa

 

 

     1. At a supremely auspicious moment youthful Lord Gaurasundara accepted the sacred-thread. Learned in Vedic rituals, Shaci and Jagannatha Mishra performed the peerless rite.

     2. Many auspicious rituals were performed. "Ulu-lu-lu-lu-lu-lu!", the saintly ladies cheered. The poets recited glorious poems praising Lord Gaurasundara. Every eye was filled with Lord Gaurasundara's glory.

     3. Singers sang. On maruja and other drums drummers joyfully played in the nine rhythms. Dancers danced, their footsteps sounding, "Dhadhi! Dhikadha! Dhilanga!"

     4. Their hearts plunged in bliss, the demigods gazed at Lord Gaurasundara's graceful pastimes. Sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!" filled the worlds. Now Narahari dasa worships Lord Gaurasundara.

 

 

Song 26 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. ballabha-duhita       lakshmi su-carita

          sakhite beshöita haiya

snana karibare           cale ganga tire

          cakita caudike ca-iya

2. gaurangacandere       dekhi kichu dure

          uthale nigudha leha

se-rupa madhuri          sudha-pana kari

          dharite na rahe theha

3. gora guna-mani        nija-priya cini

          cahaye lakshmira pane

jini kanca-sona          lakshmi-tanu jena

          prabesha marama thane

4. dohe diöhi kone       mili su-sandhane

          ane na janite pare

narahari pahum      hasi lahu lahu

          anande calila ghare

 

 

     1. Accompanied by her girlfriends, and cautiously looking in the four directions, Vallabha Acarya's saintly daughter Lakshmipriya walks to the Ganga's bank for her bath.

     2. Seeing Lord Gaurangacandra a little distance away, she feels flooded with secret love. Tasting the sweet nectar of the sight of His form, she cannot remain peaceful.

     3. Lord Gaura casts a glance at His beloved Lakshmipriya, who is rich with the jewels of all virtues and whose graceful form defeats the purest gold. His glance enters her heart.

     4. The two of Them glance at each other from the corners of Their eyes. They know nothing but each other. Sweetly, sweetly smiling, Narahari's master blissfully walks to His home.

 

 

Song 27 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. ki ananda nadiya-nagare

nima-ira bibaha-katha prati ghare ghare

2. ki nari purusha nadiyara

bibaha dekhite hiya uthale sabara

3. bhaöa-gana calaye dha-iya

pa-iba aneka dhana mane bicariya

4. nartaka badaka adi yata

kare dha-oya dha-i kata kari manoratha

5. calaye ganaka-gana dana

kara-iba bibaha apurba lagna pana

6. mali-gana calaye ullase

nana pushpa-hara lana shri-shaci abase

7. eka mukhe kahibe ke kata

daridra yacaka tara cale shata shata

8. narahari-mane e-i asha

dekhiba du-ankhi bhari bibaha bilasa

 

 

     1. What kind of bliss fills Nadiya-nagara? The news of Nimai's wedding goes from house to house.

     2. What has happened to the men and women of Nadiya? Every heart is flooded with the wish to see Nimai's wedding.

     3. The poets run. In their hearts they think they will find a priceless treasure.

     4. The dancers, musicians, and other artists also run. How many desires fill their hearts?

     5. The astrologers also run. They have a wonderful auspicious moment for the wedding.

     6. Joyfully the florists run. They bring many varieties of flower garlands to Shaci's house.

     7. What person with only one mouth has the power to describe all these pastimes? How many mouths are enough to describe them? Hundreds and hundreds of poor beggars come to the house.

     8. This wish stays in Narahari's heart: I wish, filling my own two eyes with the sight, I will someday see the pastimes of Lord Nimai's wedding.

 

 

Song 28 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. shri-shaci-alaya        ati shobhamaya

          uthalibe tahe ananda-sindhu

adhibasa aji        bilasiba saji

          sukhamaya gora gokula-indu

2. eta kahi cite         nare sthira haite

          cahi cari-bhite kulera bala

upama ki mena       ghara haite yena

          ba-ira halo caru candera mala

3. bicitra basana        shohe abharana

          prati ange besha binyasa bhala

nana bhangi kari         cale sari sari

          nadiyara patha kari alo

4. kata abhilashe         giya a-i pashe

          pranamite kata adare a-i

narahari nathe      pana anginate

          juda-ila hiya se mukha ca-i

 

 

     1. Shaci's house is very beautiful and glorious. Soon it will be flooded with an ocean of bliss. Today is the adhivasa ceremony. Today joyful Lord Gaura, who is Krishna Himself, Krishna the moon of Gokula, will enjoy many pastimes.

     2. No heart is peaceful. From the four directions the teenage girls come. To what can I compare them? They are like a garland of glorious moons shining together.

     3. The girls wear wonderful colorful garments and beautiful glistening ornamants. Their every limb is beautifully dressed and decorated. With graceful gestures and motions they walk. Row upon row of teenage girls fill the streets of Nadiya with light.

     4. How many are their desires? They approach Mother Shaci. They bow down before her and worship her. Narahari's master now enters the courtyard. Seeing His face, every person feels his heart become filled with cooling bliss.

 

 

Song 29 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. shobhamaya shacira angane

catur-dike beda-dhwani kare bipra-gane

2. (Refrain) aju ki ananda parakasha

shubha-kshane nima-i-candera adhibasa

3. gandha-malya de-i atma-gane

disha alo kare gora angera kirane

4. sabha-madhye gora dwija-mani

bilasaye kata na arbuda kama jini

5. bareka ye caya gora pane

na dhare dhairaja se apana nahi jane

6. ye-jana a-ila adhibase

gandha-candanadi diya sabe paritoshe

7. bidhimate kari adhibasa

ballabha acarya gela apana abasa

8. kahite sukhera anta na-i

a-i ho shu-iho lana shubha karma kare a-i

9. nari-gane de-i yajakara

bhaöa-gane karaye mangala kayabara

10. nritya gita badya nana bhati

upama dibara na-i kahara shakati

11. keba na balaye bhala bhala

jaga-bhari jaya jaya shabada rasala

12. manushe mishaye deba=gane

dekhi adhibasa-ranga narahari bhane

 

 

     1. In Shaci's beautiful courtyard the brahmanas fill the four directions with the sounds of the Vedas.

     2. (Refrain) What bliss has come now? At this auspicious moment is the ritual of Lord Nimaicandra's's adhivasa.

     3. Every guest is given a fragrant flower-garland. The effulgence of Lord Gaura's limbs fills the directions.

     4. In the midst of the assembly Lord Gaura, the jewel of the brahmanas, enjoys glorious pastimes. How many millions of Kamadevas does He not defeat?

     5. Once glancing at Lord Gaura, no one can keep their peaceful composure. No one can even remember who they are.

     6. Every guest at that adhivasa is given sandal-paste, fragrances, and other gifts. Everyone is satisfied.

     7. After properly performing the adhivasa ritual, Vallabha Acarya returns to his own home.

     8. No one has the power to say where the bliss of that festival comes to an end. Mother Shaci is glorious. Her actions are all auspicious.

     9. The ladies give gifts. The poets recite auspicious poems.

     10. There are many glorious kinds of dancing, singing, and instrumental music. Who has the power to speak proper metaphors and similes to compare these activities to anything else? No one has that power.

     11. Who does not say, "Excellent! Glorious!"? The whole world is filled with sweet sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!"

     12. Mingling amongst the human beings, the demigods watch Lord Gaura's adhivasa festival. This Narahari says.

 

 

Song 30 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) aju snehete bihwola haiya

ballabha acarya          adhibasa karya

          kare atma-bipra-bargera la-iya

2. kata sadhe maya       lakhini kanyaya

          para-iya basa bhushana bhali

su-caru angane      dibya simhasane

          basa-iya sukhe bhasaye ali

3. shubha-kshane dite      gandha-mala cite

          dekhe alakhita cari-bhite deba-ramani ghaöa

4. shankha ghanöa adi          badya nana-vidhi

          nritya gita shubha bhaöete bhane

nari yajakare       dhriti dharibare

          nare narahari nichani mene

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Now everyone is overcome with spiritual love. Accompanied by his brahmana friends, Vallabha Acarya performs the adhivasa ritual.

     2. How many austerities did Lakshmipriya's mother perform to attain such a daughter? Dressed in fine garments and decorated with glorious ornaments, Lakshmipriya sits on a splendid throne in the beautiful courtyard. Her friends are plunged in spiritual bliss.

     3. At an auspicious moment she is offered a fragrant flower-garland. Her heart is joyful. Her limbs are effulgent. No heart is peaceful and quiet. Unnoticed, the demigoddesses stand on four sides and watch.

     4. Conchshells, bells, and a great variety of musical instruments sound. There are graceful singing and dancing. The poets recite glorious poems. The ladies offer gifts. No one is peaceful. Narahari offers respectful worship.

 

 

Song 31 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. adhibasa nishi poha-ile

bibahera karya yata karaye sakale

2. bipra-gane ha-iya beshöita

nima-i karena kriya ye beda-bihita

3. loka bhida kahile na haya

leha deha bakya kolahala atishaya

4. baje nana badya nirantara

gayaka-ganete gana kare purbapara

5. bhaöa-gane pade kayabara

nari-gane de-i su-madhura yajakara

6. sabara ullasa stri-acare

narahari bhase sena sukhera sayare

 

 

     1. In this way the night of the adhivasa gradually came to an end. Now everyone makes arrangements for the wedding.

     2. Surrounded by a host of brahmanas, Lord Nimai performs the Vedic rituals.

     3. Great crowds speak loving words glorifying Lord Nimai. There is a great tumult.

     4. Various kinds of musical instruments always sound. Singers sing from beginning to end.

     5. Poets recite poems. Ladies offer sweet gifts.

     6. During the rituals everyone is joyful. Narahari floats in bliss.

 

 

Song 32 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) kiba shri-shaci-bhabana majhe

bibidha mangala kala-rabe sabe, bhramaye bibaha kaje

2. se ye gora gokulera indu

bibaha bihita sthana atishaya, uthale ananda-sindhu

3. kula-badhu su-madhura chande

su-caru kuntale taila diba bale, bare bare a-ulana bandhe

4. keha haldi makhaya gaya

haldi malina heri hase sabe, parana nichaye taya

5. keha gandha-drabya de-i ange

se na anga gandhe gandha-mada hare, upama diba ki sange

6. abhisheka kaila ganga-jale

narahari pani-tola la-iya tanu pochaye kautuka chale

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Many kinds of auspicious sounds fill Shaci's house. Everyone is busy with the rituals of Lord Gaura's wedding.

     2. Lord Gaura is Lord Krishna Himself, Lord Krishna the moon of Gokula. The place of His wedding is flooded with bliss.

     3. With oil the saintly ladies anoint His graceful hair. Again and again His hair is put in disarray.

     4. Someone anoints His face and limbs with turmeric paste. Seeing Him anointed in this way, everyone smiles. With every breath they worship Him.

     5. Someone anoints His limbs with fragrances. Are not His limbs already fragrant of their own accord? How can they be compared to anything else?

     6. With Ganga-water the abhiseka of Lord Gaura is performed. Narahari raises his hands. Pretending only to be curious, he gazes at Lord Gaura's form.

 

 

Song 33 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. aju kata na ananda mane

basiya asane, bishwambhara besha, racaye bayasya gane

2. gandha candana carace gaya

biracaye caru lalaöa tilaka, keba na bhulaya taya

3. bandhi cancara cikura bhale

manera ullase madhura chande, bedaye malati male

4. kane kundala arpana kare

jhalakaye ganda-taöe ganda-yuga darpana darapa hare

5. gale de-i manimaya hara

parisara buke dole su-lalita ke dibe upama tara

6. bahu angada balaya kare

angule anguri sompi mukha-pane, cahila dhairaja dhare

7. simha jini maja-khani kshina

sonara shikali saja-ite ankhi ha-ila nimisha-hina

8. besha-binyasa bhubana lobha

rakta-pranta basa para-iya narahari nikharaye shobha

 

 

     1. Placing Lord Vishvambhara on a throne, His friends dress Him with splendid garments and ornaments. How many blisses fill His friends' hearts?

     2. They anoint His limbs with fragrances and sandal paste. On His graceful forehead they place tilaka. Who amongst them is not overcome?

     3. They tie His graceful curly hair. With joyful hearts they place a sweet jasmine garland upon Him.

     4. On His ears they place earrings, earrings that glisten on cheeks that take away the pride the glistening mirrors feel.

     5. On His neck they place a jewel necklace, a necklace that gracefully swings to and fro on His chest. Who can describe it with metaphors and similes?

     6. On His wrists and arms they place bracelets and armlets. On His fingers someone places rings. They peacefully gaze at his face.

     7. The place a golden-link belt about His slender waist, a waist that defeats even the lion's graceful waist. With unblinking eyes they gaze at Him.

     8. They dress Him in a garment with a red border. The whole world yearns to see Him in His glorious garments and ornaments. Narahari gazes at His graceful glory.

 

 

Song 34 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) besha bana-iya sahacare

shasi sama, subarna darpana de-i kare

2. nima-i candera besha dekhi

anera ki debe-o phira-ite nare ankhi

3. nija sakhi saha shaci a-i

karaye mangala kata putra mukha ca-i

4. naba badhu-gana dure raiya

na dhare dhairaja goracanda pane cana

5. ulu lulu deya nari-gane

bibaha binoda katha bharila bhubane

6. pranamiya jananira paya

bibaha karite yatra kare gaura raya

7. beda dhwani kare bipra-gane

baje nana-badya shabda bhedaye gagane

8. kautuka kahite keba pare

narahari sataraye se sukha pathare

 

 

     1. (Refrain) When the garments and ornaments were all arranged, the friends placed a golden mirror in Lord Gaura's hand. Lord Gaura was splendid like the moon.

     2. Seeing Lord Nimaicandra so gloriously dressed and decorated, who could look at anyone but Him? No one could turn his eyes from Him.

     3. Accompanied by her friends, how many auspicious rituals did mother Shaci perform? She gazed at her son's face.

     4. The young girls stayed far away. Somehow gazing at Lord Gaurachandra's face, they could not contain their excitement.

     5. "Ulu-lulu!", the ladies chanted. The world was filled with descriptions of Lord Gaura's blissful wedding.

     6. Lord Gaura Raya bowed before His mother's feet. Then He began the journey to His wedding ceremony.

     7. Brahmanas chanted the Vedas. Various musical instruments were sounded. The tumultuous sounds tore the sky in two.

     8. Who has the power to describe the bliss at that festival? Narahari swims in that great ocean of bliss.

 

 

Song 35 (Bhupali-raga)

 

 

1. aju go-dhuli samaya shubha-kshana, gaura guna mani bhubana mohana,

     besha biracita bibaha bihita, su-mridula tanu chabi chala kaya.

koöi manamatha garaba bhanjana, kanja-diöhi jana-hridaya-ranjana,

     cahi disha cahu, hasi lahu lahu, cadata caudala jhalakaya.

2. calata ballabha bhabana bhusura, bedi gati ati manda su-madhura,

     bandi-gana, bhuri mangala-bhana, bhubana-bharu jaya jaya dhwani.

naöata naöa-gana ughaöi thaitata, thonga thongina gana rata kata,

     biraci rucira caritra sura sana, sarasa rasa barashata guni.

3. badya kata kata bhanti bayata, badya paöha abhanga bhayata,

     sughara badaka-brinda, badya-samudra mathi janu santare.

gagane sura-gana magana atishaya, saghane animikha nayane nirakhaya,

     bipula pulaka alaksha kshiti utarata, ki kautuka antare.

4. nari purusha asankhya dhayata, prasara patha nirupama suhayata,

     dipa shata shata ujora yamini natha kara parakasha-i.

dharani adhika uchahe praphullita, jahnabi jala-bhela uchalita,

     dasa narahari karaba kiye, pashu pakhi saba sukhe bhasa-i.

 

 

     1. Now at dusk, at the time when returning cows raise dust with their hooves, at an auspicious moment, Lord Gaura, who has the jewels of all virtues, who charms the worlds, whose form is graceful. delicate, and effulgent, and who is dressed in glorious garments, is married. His handsomeness breaks the pride of millions of Kamadevas. His lotus glances delight the peoples' hearts. Gently, gently smiling, He glances in the different directions. His effulgence fills the four directions with light.

     2. Accompanied by a host of saintly brahmanas, with graceful stately strides He walks to Vallabha Acarya's home. The poets speak auspicious words. The worlds are filled with sounds of “Jaya! Jaya!" The dancers dance. "Thaitata! Thonga! Thongina!", their dancing footsteps sing. How many dances do they dance? They are graceful and glorious. They shower nectar.

     3. How many musical instruments sound how many glorious melodies? The musicians gracefully play together. The musicians seem to churn the great ocean of sweet music. They swim in that ocean. Gathering in the sky, the demigods watch with unblinking eyes. The hairs of their bodies stand erect. Unseen, they descend to the earth. What joy is in their hearts!

     4. Countless men and women run on the streets. Their happiness has no equal. Hundreds and hundreds of lamps glisten. The moon, the master of the night, brilliantly shines. The whole world blossoms with bliss. The Ganga overflows. What shall Narahari dasa say? Even the birds and beasts float in an ocean of bliss.

 

 

Song 36 (Bhupali-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) gauracandera bibaha dekhibare

kata na manera sadhe dhaya         nadiyara naba-badhu-gana

          dhairaja dharite ke-u nare

2. nirupama besha basa         bhushana bhushita tanu

          jhalamala kare se bhangima shohe bhalo

calite bajaye kaöi       kinkini nupura pade

          su-madhura gamana karaya patha alo

3. se rasa abeshe paraspara kata, kaya kiba su-lalita

          beshara dolaye nasa-mule

ghunöe abrita manju-mukhe      mridu mridu hasi hasi chaöa

          ghaöaya keba ba nahi bhule

4. anjane ranjita mana-ranjana khanjana-pakkhi jini

          manju-nayana cahani cari bhite

narahari parana nathera nirakhiya hiya uthalaye

          ballabha bhabana prabeshita

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Their hearts filled with longings, how many young girls of Nadiya run to see Lord Gaurachandra's wedding? Who amongst them can remain patient?

     2. His form is decorated with peerless garments and ornaments. His glistens with graceful handsomeness. As the girls sweetly walk the bells at their waists and ankles jangle. They fill the streets with light.

     3. How many nectar words do they talk among themsleves? They are graceful and playful. At their noses veshara ornaments move to and fro. Veils cover their lotus faces. Their gentle gentle smiles are effulgent. Did they forget everything, or not?

     4. With graceful eyes, eyes decorated with black anjana, eyes that delight the eheart, eyes that defeat the playful restless khanjana birds, the girls look in the four directions. Seeing that person who is the master of Narahari's life, and their hearts now flooded with bliss, they at once enter Vallabha Acarya's house.

 

 

Song 37 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. ballabha bhabane gaura raya

ballabha mishrera maha ananda badhaya

2. ballabha ha-iya ullasita

karaya mangala karya bibaha-bihita

3. bishwambhara sarasa hiyaya

danda-ila pidira upare chodalaya

4. angera bhangite prana hare

rupera chaöaya dasha-dik alo kare

5. canda-mukhe upama ki dite

amiya garaba nashe ishat hasite

6. nayana cahani caru chande

yara pane caya se dhairaja nahi bandhe

7. makara kundala shruti-mule

cancara keshera beshe ke ba nahi bhule

8. angada balaya bhala saje

shobha dekhi kata na madana mare laje

9. ehena barere uruthita

kanyara janani cale ayo-gana sate

10. se shobha kahite kabe pare

sapta-dipa hate sapta-pradakshina kare

11. parama adbhuta stri-acare

bara urathiya ghare gamana sabara

12. ballabha acarya bhagyaban

ana-ila kanyaya karite kanya-dana

13. basa-ila dibya-simhasane

ha-ila ujwala maha angera kirane

14. ati su-komala tanu-khani

hasi makha badana purnima-canda jini

15. paridheya bicitra basana

jhalamala kare nana ratna abharana

16. hena kanya bibidha bidhane

karila pradana mishra shacira nandane

17. bipra-gane kare beda-dhwani

ulu-lulu de-i yata kulera kamini

18. baje badya bibidha prakara

nacaye nartaka bhaöa pade kayabara

19. deba-gana bimane cadiya

barishe kusuma alakhita jaya diya

20. bhubana byapila maha sukhe

narahari kata na kahiba eka mukhe

 

 

     1. Lord Gaura Raya arrives at Vallabha Acarya's house. Now Vallabha Acarya is filled with bliss.

     2. Now joyful Vallabha Acarya performs the auspicious wedding ceremony.

     3. His heart filled with the nectar of happiness, Lord Vishvambhara stands under the wedding-canopy on the veranda.

     4. The graceful motions of His limbs steal away everyone's life-breath. The effgulgence of His form fills the ten directions with light.

     5. What metaphors or similes can describe His moonlike face? His gentle smile destroys the pride of nectar.

     6. His eyes cast graceful glances. None who see Him can remain peaceful.

     7. Shark-shaped earrings decorate His ears. Who would not be overcome by seeing His graceful curly hair?

     8. He is gracefully decorated with bracelets and armlets. How many Kamadevas become ashamed when they see Him?

     9. Seeing that the bridegroom has come, the bride's mother comes with seven maidservants.

     10. Who has the power to describe Lord Gaura's handsomeness? Seven lamps in her hand, the bride's mother sven times circumambulates Lord Gaura.

     11. She performs the ritual of welcoming the bridegroom, and they all enter the house.

     12. Fortunate Vallabha Acarya now brings his daughter for the wedding ceremony.

     13. He has her sit on the splendid throne. Her body is effulgent.

     14. Her body is soft and delicate. Her smiling face defeats the full moon.

     15. Her garments are colorful and wonderful. Her multi-jeweled ornaments glisten.

     16. Performing many rityals, Vallabha Acarya offers his beautiful daughter to Shaci's son.

     17. The brahmanas chant the Vedas. The beautiful girls make sounds of "Ulu-lulu!"

     18. Musical instruments are sounded in many different ways. Dancers dance. Poets recite poems.

     19. From their airplanes the demigods shower flowers. Unnoticed, they come and chant, "Jaya!"

     20. The whole world is filled with bliss. How many details of this pastime Narahari will not describe, will not describe because he has only one mouth?

 

 

Song 38 (Bhupali-raga)

 

 

1. gora guna-mani prana priya-saha bilasaye shoja basara ghare

kula-badhu-gana ghana ghana karu gatagati kata kautuka bhare

2. keha nana chala kari parihasa kare hasi hasi manera sukhe

keha gora-kara-kamale tambula diya kahe deha lakshmira mukhe

3. keha gora-bidhu-badane tambula dite dite bahu badhaye priti

keha parashera sadhe bandhe kesha a-ula-ite nare dharite dhriti

4. keha bishwambhara kole lakhimire basa-iya caru bhangite cahe

bhane narahari basare se rasa uthalaye nahi upama tahe

 

 

     1. Accompanied by His beloved and decorated with the jewels of virtues, Lord Gaura Raya enjoys many pastimes in Vallabha Acarya's home. How many saintly girls come and go? How much bliss fills this house?

     2. Some girls speak joking words that make the new couple smile and laugh, jokes that fill the couple's hearts with joy. Some girls place betelnuts in Lord Gaura's lotus hand and tell Him to place them in Lakshmipriya's mouth.

     3. Some girls place betelnuts directly in Lord Gaura's mouth. They please Him greatly. Some girls arrange His hair. They cannot remain calm and peaceful.

     4. Some girls make Lakshmipriya sit in Lord Gaura's lap. They gaze at the graceful couple. Narahari says: On that day everyone is flooded with nectar. No metaphors or similes can do justice to these pastimes.

 

 

Song 39 (Todi-raga)

 

 

1. goracandera bibaha para-dine

kata ananda uthale taya rajani bihane

2. kula-badhu-gana cari-dike dhaya

dekhi bara-kanya-shobha sabe nayana judaya

3. kiba ballabha-gharini bhagyabati

pa-iya jamata-ratna na janaye ache kati

4. mishra-ballabha udara atishaya

nija jamata mangala hetu kiba na karaya

5. bhale ballabha jamata gaura-hari

harshe ha-ilena bibaha-bihita karma kari

6. kaila karya samadhana su-bidhane

narahari kahe ballabha prashamse deba-gane

 

 

     1. How much bliss floods the house on the morning after Lord Gaurachandra's wedding?

     2. From the four directions the saintly girls run. Gazing at the beauty of the bride and groom, their eyes are filled with cooling bliss.

     3. How did Vallabha Acarya's fortunate wife attain such a jewel of a son-in-law? She does not know.

     4. How did saintly and generous Vallabha Acarya attain such an auspicious son-in-law? He does not know.

     5. When the wedding ceremony was complete, Lord Gaura-Hari, now Vallabha Acarya's son-in-law, was joyful.

     6. Now that the wedding ceremony is comple, Narahari says: Now all the demigods praise Vallabha Acarya.

 

 

Song 40 (Todi-raga)

 

 

1. gaura gokula-candra calu nija gehe nishi parabhata

birale ballabha sneha kahi kata kahala lakhimi ki bata

2. heri patha yata nari dhairaja na dhara-i jhura-i nayana

lakhimi sahacari jane lakhimika natha karaba payana

3. shankha dundubhi bheri bajata badya bibidha prakara

naöata nartaka-brinda gayata gita guni anibara

4. beda ucarata bipra-gana guna bandi karu parakasha

bhubana bhari jaya jaya ki narahari bhabana pahum bilasa

 

 

     1. Lord Gaura, who in truth is Lord Krishna, Lord Krishna who is like a moon shining in Gokula, departs at dawn for His own home. In a private room Vallabha Acarya speaks affectionate words to his daughter. Ah, what words he speaks to Lakshmipriya!

     2. Watching the new couple proceeding opn the street, the ladies cannot remain peaceful. Tears flow from their eyes. Lakshmipriya's friends know well that Lakshmipriya and her husband will soon depart.

     3. Conchshells, dundubhis, and bheris all sound. Musical instruments play in many different ways. Dancers dance. Singers sing glorious songs without stop.

     4. Brahmanas chant the Vedas. Poets praise the new couple's glories. Sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!" fill the worlds. In this way He who is the master of Narahari's house enjoys pastimes.

 

 

Song 41 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. bibaha kariya bishwambhara

shwashru-alaya haite a-ila nija-ghara

2. ye ananda kahite na pari

karaya mangala yata patibrata nari

3. shaci putra-badhu kole laiya

kaila ashirbada bahu dhanya durba diya

4. shri-shaci sukhera nahi para

putra-mukha badhu-mukha dekhe kata bara

5. lakshmi-bishwambhara-sobha dekhi

keha phira-ite nare animikha ankhi

6. bhubana-mohana gora raya

su-madhura bhashe paritoshaya sabara

7. bhaöa naöa badakadi yata

karilena purna sakalera manoratha

8. narahari kahe ubha-raya

dekhi yena ehena kautuka nadiyaya

 

 

     1. When the wedding was complete, Lord Vishvambhara left the house of His mother-in-law and returned to His own home.

     2. I have no power to describe the bliss He felt. The saintly ladies devoted to their husbands blessed Him with all auspiciousness.

     3. Shaci hugged her son and daughter-in-law. She offered Them paddy and durva grass. She spoke many words to bless Them.

     4. Shri Shaci's happiness was like an ocean that had no shore. How many times did she gaze at the face of her son and the face of her daughter-in-law?

     5. Seeing the beauty of Lakshmipriya and Vishvambhara, no one could turn away, or even blink his eyes.

     6. Lord Gaura Raya charmed all the worlds. Speaking sweet words, He pleased everyone.

     7. He fulfilled every desire of the poets, dancers, musicians, and all others.

     8. Narahari says: Gazing at the glorious couple, all of Nadiya became filled with bliss.

 

 

Song 42 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. lakshmi praya lakshmi öhakurani

shashadira seba kare dibasa rajani

2. pati-prati acala bhakati

pati-seba kare dina rati

3. paöha deya nima-i pandita

paduya asankhya ase haite cari-bhite

4. hena shiksha kotha-o na paya

brihaspati paöha yena deya nadiyaya

5. gangadasa shishya bishwambhara

sarba-bidya bisharada se bidya-sagara

6. hena phanki karena nima-i

yahara uttara dite karo sadhya na-i

7. sandhya-kale shishya-gana laina

bidyara bilasa kare ganga-tire yana

8. cari-dige nima-ira yasha

narahari anandete ha-ila abasha

 

 

     1. Lakshmipriya, who is like Goddess Lakshmi Herself, serves her mother-in-law day and night.

     2. Her devotion to her husband never wavers. She serves her husband day and night.

     3. Lord Nimai is a great pandita. He teaches. He has numberless students in the four directions.

     4. No one could find better instruction anywhere. He is like Brihaspati giving classes in Nadiya.

     5. Lord Vishvambhara is a student of Gangadasa. Lored Vishvambhara is learned in all subjects. He is an ocean of learning.

     6. Lord Nimai set out His logical arguments like a great trap. No one had the power to reply to His arguments.

     7. Taking His students with Him, at dawn He would go to the Ganga's bank and enjoy pastimes of learning.

     8. Lord Nimai's fame is spread in the foure directions. Narahari is now overcome with bliss.

 

 

Song 43 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. nadiya-nagare haila dhwani

kariba bibaha punah gora guna-mani

2. sanatana mishra bhagyabana

karibena nima-i-candere kanya-dana

3. bishnupriya nama se kanyara

rupa gune bhubane tulana nahi tara

4. kali habe shubha adhibasa

dekhiba nayana bhari bibaha bilasa

5. kata-kshana nishi poha-iba

shri-shaci bhabane pani sa-ite ya-iba

6. narahari kahe hena basi

to sabhara anurage poha-ila nishi

 

 

     1. In Nadiya comes the news: Lord Gaura, who is wealthy with the jewels of all virtues, will marry again.

     2. Fortunate Sanatana Mishra will give his daughter in marriage to Lord Nimaicandra.

     3. His daughter's name is Vishnupriya. In beauty and virtues, no girl is her equal in all the worlds.

     4. Tomorrow will be the auspicious adhivasa. Filling their eyes, everyone will see the pastime of the Lord's wedding.

     5. How many moments did it take for that long night to pass? To Shri Shaci's house he will go to ask for the hand.

     6. Narahari says: The people of Nadiya passed that night filled with love for Lord Nimaicandra.

 

 

Song 44 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. gora bidhu adhibasa sukhe kena baise prabeshiya bhubana majhe

gora priya-gana nita naba naba nipunata adhibasera kaje

2. mala candanadi de-i jane jane se-i ati kautuka ke kata kare

sabha madhye bilasaye shaci-suta yena purandara beshöita debe

3. mishra sanatana-gana saha shubha-kshane asi nana samagri laiya

choya-iya gandha gora mukha pane animisha ankhe bahaye cahin\

4. bipre beda-dhwani kare nari yajakara caru ranga bhaöete bhane

gaya narahari adhibasa-rasa baya nana badya badaka-gane

 

 

     1. What kind of bliss has entered the house during Lord Gaurachandra's adhivasa ceremony? Lord Gaura's associates expertly perform the ceremony of adhivasa.

     2. To person after person they offer flower-garlands, sandal-paste, and other gifts. How much bliss everyone feels! In the midst of the assembly Shaci's son is very glorious. He is like Indra surrounded by the devas.

     3. At an auspicious moment Sanatana Mishra's associates come with fragrances and various ritual ingredients. With unblinking eyes everyone gazes at Lord Gaura's face.

     4. The brahmanas chant the Vedas. The ladies offer yajakara. The poets recite beautiful poems. The musicians play many musical instruments. Narahari sings this song describing the nectar of Lord Gaura's adhivasa.

 

 

Song 45 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. hota shubha adhibasa shubha-kshane, gagane sura-gana magana gana sane

     paraspara bahu carita bhani anibara muda-mati gati nayi

gauraba samaya rasika shekhara, sarasa asane bilase rucira

     kara kanaka darapana darapa bhara hara, madala tanu manamatha jayi

2. badana-bidhu bidhu-garaba-bhanjana, hasa mridu mridu hridaya ranjana

     manju diöhi yuga kanja jhalakata, bhale tilaka shohaye

bhujaga bhuja-bara baksha parisara, kshina kaöi prati anga su-rucira

     cikana cancara cikura nirupama bhubana jana-mana mohaye

3. aiche madhuri heri guni-gana, mani sukriti uchahe ghana ghana

     bibidha raga alapi gayata bina gahi shruti sarasaye

sughada badaka brinda bhayata, madhura mridanga muraja bayata

     thonga thonkrina jhikiku jhankiöa öhiöiöhi tanana nana naye

4. naöata nartaka hasta abhinaya, lalita bhangi bithari atishaya

     badata taka taka thaita thaitata dhadhili lilili lalala-i

niyata jaya jaya shabada bhubi bharu, bhuri bhusura beda-dhwani karu

     deta ulu lulu nari-gana ghanashyama hiya sukhe uthala-i

 

 

     1. At an auspicious moment Lord Gaura's auspicious adhivasa ritual is celebrated. At that moment the demigods assemble in the sky. With happy hearts they talk always of Lord Gaura's pastimes. At the auspicious moment Lord Gaura, the crown of rasikas, sits on the throne. He shines with great splendor. His effulgence defeats the pride of the golden mirrors. His graceful form defeats Kamadeva.

     2. The moon of His face breaks into pieces the pride of the moon in the sky. His gentle gentle smile delights the heart. His eyes are charming. They glisten like lotus flowers. The tilaka on His forehead is glorious. His arms are like two snakes at the edge of His chest. His waist is slender. His every limb is graceful and pleasing. His curly hair glistens. He has no peer. He charms the heart of every soul in this world.

     3. Gazing at His sweetness, the saintly people think they must have performed many pious deeds. The musicians play many different ragas on the vina. The sweet sounds are nectar for the ears. The musicians play their instruments. The mridangas and murajas make sweet sounds of "Thonga thonkrina jhikiku jhankiöa öhiöiöhi öanana nana!"

     4. The dancers dance. They make graceful dramatic gestures with their hands. The move gracefully. Their dancing footsteps declare, "Taka taka thaita thaitata dhadhili lilili lalala-i!" Sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!" fill the world. The brahmanas chant the Vedas. The ladies make sounds of “Ulu-lulu!" Now Ghanashyama's heart is flooded with bliss.

 

 

Song 46 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. ki ananda shacira bhabane

karaye mangala karma a-iha su-iha gane

2. bibaha bihita snana kari

baisena apurba simhasane gaura hari

3. rupera chaöaya mana mohe

cancara cikana kesha piöhe bhala shohe

4. gora pashe ase priya-gana

bareka cahiya nare phirate nayana

5. kata na anande sabe mati

bibaha bihita besha race nana bhanti

6. kahite ki jane narahari

nirupama beshera bala-i laiya mari

 

 

     1. What bliss fills Shaci's house!  Now the auspicious ritual is performed.

     2. The ritual bath in the wedding ceremoiny now complete, Lord Gaura-Hari sits on a wonderful throne.

     3. The glory of His handsome form charms the heart. His glistening curly hair is graceful and glorious.

     4. At Lord Gaura's side are His dear associates. Once seeing Him, none can turn his eyes from Him.

     5. How much bliss fills every heart? No one knows. The garemnts and decorations for the wedding are multifarious and glorious.

     6. How can Narahari describe it? He is overcome by the peerless glory of it all.

 

 

Song 47 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. sanatana mishrera bhabane

ye mangala-kriya ta kahite keba jane

2. baje nana badya shobhamaya

uthale ananda-kolahala atishaya

3. bandhu-gana sane sanatana

agu-sari ase nite jamata-ratana

4. jamata ki manohara saje

jhalamala kare dibya catur-dola majhe

5. catur-dike brahmana sajjana

asankhya lokera bhide na yaya ganana

6. kare hate hata andha

danda-iya rahaye ye-dike gauracandra

7. pangu-gana raja-pathe asi

dekhaye manera sadhe gora-rupa-rashi

8. yeba ke-u calite na pare

dhariya laguda pathe a-ise dhire dhire

9. keba nahi gora-guna gaya

na janaye kata sukha badhaye hiyaya

10. nana badya baje nana chande

nace bala briddha ke-u thira nahi bandhe

11. kata shata maha-dipa jwale

dharani cha-ila alo gagana mandale

12. keha kula-ranga prakashaya

byapaye sakala mahi-tale yaha haya

13. mishra maha ullasita mane

jamata la-iya kole prabeshe bhabane

14. apurba asane basa-iya

kare pushpa-brishöi canda-mukha-pane cana

15. jaya jaya dhwani anibara

badabadi baya badya badaka donhara

16. mishra kare jamata barana

narahari taha dekhi judaya nayana

 

 

     1. Who can describe the auspicious rituals performed at Sanatana Mishra's home?

     2. A great variety of musical instruments are beautifully played. A tumult of bliss floods everything.

     3. Accompanied by his kinsmen, Sanatana Mishra enters. He sits down with his jewel son-in-law, Lord Gaura.

     4. How charming is his son-in-law, splendid as He sits on a palanquin.

     5. In the four directions is a host of brahmanas and devotees. Numberless guests have come. No one can count them all.

     6. Hand-in-hand, a host of blind people come. They stand before Lord Gaurachandra.

     7. A host of lame people come. With eager hearts they gaze at Lord Gaura's glorious handsomeness.

     8. Even though they have no power to walk, grasping their canes they had slowly, slowly walked on the path.

     9. Who did not sing of Lord Gaura's glories? Who did not feel his heart fill with bliss?

     10. A veriety of musical instruments are sounded in many different ways. The young and old dance. No one is peaceful.

     11. How many hundreds of great lamps glisten? The sky and the earth are filled with light.

     12. Everyone is blissful. The guests fill the whole area.

     13. With a joyous heart Sanatana Misra hugs his son-in-law and takes Him into the house.

     14. He makes Lord Gaura sit on a wonderful throne. He showers Him with flowers. He gazes at His moonlike face.

     15. "Jaya! Jaya!" everyone calls without stop. The musicians play their instruments.

     16. Sanatana Mishra formally welcomes his son-in-law. Gazing at all this, Narahari feels his eyes become filled with cooling bliss.

 

 

Song 48 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. dekhi pahunka bibaha madhuri ko-i dhara-i na theha

shesha shiba bihi indra ganapati adi pulakita deha

2. bhida atishaya gagana pathe bahu roki deba bimana

hota jaya jaya shabada su-madhura bhangi bhana-i na jana

3. bhuri kautuka paraspara bara sarasa carita ucari

karata kusuma su-brishöi alakhita lalita ranga bithari

4. dwija sanatana bhaga-bhara parashamsi parama bithora

dasa narahari asha iha sukhe mataba ki mati mora

 

 

     1. Watching the sweetness of Lord Gaura's wedding ceremony, no one can remain peaceful. Now the hairs stand erect on the bodies of Shesha, Shiva, Brahma, Indra, Ganesha, and a host of demigods.

     2. Traveling on the pathways in the sky, many demigods arrive in their airplanes. There are sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!" There are graceful words and gestures.

     3. The demigods are filled with bliss. Amongst themselves they talk of the Lord's sweet pastimes. They shower flowers. Unnoticed, they gracefully come to the earth.

     4. Overcome, the brahmana Sanatana Mishra praises Lord Gaura. Narahari dasa wishes that someday when he sees these pastimes, his heart will become wild with bliss.

 

 

Song 49 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. deba-ramani-brinda biraci besha bibidha bhanti

bajata tharamahi atula jhalake kanuka kanti

2. bhramata gagana patha aganita yuthahiya utsaha

manata diöhi sakala nirakhi gaura-bara bibaha

3. mishra bhabana rita rucira ucari pulaka gata

naba naba abhilasha karaha dhriti dhara-i na jata

4. nirupama pahum preyasi chabi locana bharineta

narahari kata bhakhaba sabhe prana nichani deta

 

 

     1. The demigoddesses dress in different kinds of splendid garments and ornaments. They glisten like peerless gold.

     2. Numberless hosts of goddesses eagerly travel on the pathways in the sky. With eager eyes they gaze at Lord Gaura's wedding ceremony.

     3. Coming to glorious ceeremonies at Sanatana Mishra's house, they find the hairs of their bodies stand erect with joy. They are filled with newer and newer yearnings. They cannot remain peaceful.

     4. Their fill their eyes with the sight of peerlerss Lord Gaura and His effulgent beloved. How many times will Narahari glorify Lord Gaura? Narahari has dedicated his life's breath to the worship of Lord Gaura.

 

 

Song 50 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. aha mari mari sura-nari-gana, nadiya-candera bibaha dekhi

se sobha sayare santariya sabhe, tirapita kare trishita ankhi

2. keha karu-prati kahe dekha mishra-sanatana sukhe na dhare hiya

krishne kanya-dana kari kata sadhe kahe kata nana yautuka diya

3. keha kahe jamatara bame kanya, basa-iya dhanya apana mane

kare homa-kriya taha nahi mana cahi rahe canda-mukhera pane

4. keha kahe dekha mishrera gharani unamata para bibaha dhume

narahari nathe dekhe kata chale, ulasita pada na pade bhume

 

 

     1. Ah! Ah! Ah! Gazing at Lord Gaura's wedding, the demigoddesses find them selves swimming in an ocean of glory. With great pleasure their thirsty eyes gaze at Lord Gaura, who is like a moon shining in Nadiya.

     2. One demigoddess says to another: "Look! Overcome with bliss, Sanatana Mishra cannot keep his heart peaceful. How eagerly does he offer his daughter in marriage to Lord Krishna? How many variegated presents does he give as her dowry?"

     3. Another demigoddess says: "He makes his daughter sit at the left of his son-in-law. In his heart he thinks of his own good fortune. He performs the homa, but that is not where his thoughts lie. He is rapt in gazing at Lord Gaura's moonlike face."

     4. Another demigoddess says: "Look! As the smoke rises from the wedding ceremony, Sanatana Mishra's wife is overcome with bliss. On how many pretexts does she gaze at Narahari's master? Filled with bliss, she thinks her feet no longer touch the ground."

 

 

Song 51 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. deba deba-ramani ullase

bibaha-prasange sabe kahe mridu-bhashe

2. bhagyabanta loka nadiyara

ha-ila bibaha dekhi ullasa sabhara

3. rupabati kanya yara ghare

se sakala bipra mane maha-kheda kare

4. ehena barere kanya dite

na parali hena sukha nahika bhagyete

5. e-i-mata keha kata kaya

sakale-i sanatana mishra prashamsaya

6. sanatana mishra bhagyabana

homa-karma adi saba kaila samadhana

7. kanya jamataya nirakhiya

tile tile badhe sukha uthalaye hiya

8. kahite ke jane lokacara

ghana ghana nari-gana de-i yajakara

9. bishnupriya-debi goracande

la-ite basara ghare keba thira bandhe

10. narahari pahum gora-raya

cale basara ghare kata kautuka hiyaya

 

 

     1. With gentle words the demigods and goddesses joyfully speak of Lord Gaura's wedding ceremony.

     2. The fortunate people of Nadiya joyfully gaze at Lord Gaura's wedding ceremony.

     3. The brahmanas (assemble) at the beautiful bride's home. Each one laments in his heart (that his daughter was not to be Lord Gaura's bride).

     4. Sanatana Mishra gives his daughter in marriage to Lord Gaura. Sanatana does not know how he had become so fortunate, how he had become so blissful.

     5. How many guests speak? Everyone praises Sanatana Mishra.

     6. Fortunate Sanatana Mishra performs the homa and other cermenies. Everything is completed.

     7. Gazing at his daughter and son-in-law, Sanatana Mishra feels his heart gradually become flooded with bliss.

     8. Who can describe Lord Gaura's wedding? The assembled ladies offer yajakara gifts.

     9. Taking Vishnupriya-devi with Him, Lord Gaurachandra goes to the wedding pavilion. Who remains peaceful?

     10. How many guests, their hearts filled with bliss, follow Narahari's master, Lord Gaura Raya, to the wedding pavilion?

 

 

Song 52 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. baraja-bhushana-gaura-bidhu-bara, kari bibaha binoda-gati para

     preyasi saha cala-i nija ghara, parama adbhuta shohaye

cadhala caudala mahi jhalakata, rupa amiya prabaha uchalata

     balita nayana shingara anupama, nikhila jana-mana mohaye

2. hota jaya jaya shabda abirata, nari purukha asankhya nirakhata

     paraspara bhana lakhimi lakhimika-natha dunhu bilasata janu

bandi-gana mana moda atishaya, ucarita naba naba carita madhumaya

     bhuri bhusura karata ghana ghana, beda-dhwani pulakita tanu

3. badya bahu-bidha muraja muradala, trisari kundali paöaha pushkala

     ku-ku nu-nu-nu-nu-nudha, bibidha bayata madhura badaka ghaöa

naöata nartaki nartakabali, ughaöi tadhika dhikita dhini

     nidhi dhenna dhiki taka tala dharu, paga-bhangi camakata tanu chaöa

4. jati-shruti swara-grama murachana, tana naba naba naba alapana

     shunata kanana tyaji mriga, guni-brinda nikaöahi dhaya-e

bhabana cahu disha bipula kala-kala, dasa narahari hridaya ucalala

     samaya go-dhuli lalita suradhuni tire birami ghare aya-e

 

 

     1. The pastimes of His wedding now complete, gloriously decorated Lord Gaurachandra returns home with His bride. He is wonderfully handsome and glorious. Riding in a palanquin, He is splendid and glorious. His handsomeness is like a flooding stream of nectar. The sight of His peerless glorious decorated form fills every eye. He charms the people's hearts.

     2. Without stop the people call, "Jaya! Jaya!" Numberless men and women gaze at Him. The people say amongst themselves: "They are glorious like Goddess Lakshmi and Lord Narayana." Their hearts filled with bliss, the poets recite sweet prayers describing the divine couple's new new pastimes. The brahmanas, who are like demigods on the earth, chant the Vedas. The hairs of their bodies stand erect with bliss.

     3. The musicians play murajas, maradalas, trisaris, kundalis, paöahas, pushkalas, and many other musical instruemnts. "Ku-ku nu-nu-nu-nu-nu!", the band's instruments sweetly declare. The dancers dance many dances. “Tadhika dhikita dhini! Nidhi dhenna dhiki taka!", the rhythms of their dances declare. Their forms move in wonderful graceful gestures.

     4. The musicians play newer and newer and newer melodies, melodies that enchant the ears of every being. Hearing these melodies, the deer leave the forest and run to the assembly of saintly revelers. The sweet music fills all the directions and enters every house. The music floods Narahari dasa's heart with bliss. At the time when the cows raise dust with their hooves, the wedding party stops at the charming Ganga's banks and then goes to Lord Gaura's home.

 

 

Song 53 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. goracanda bibaha kariya

a-isena ghare ati ulasita haiya

2. alakhita haiya deba-gana

karaye sakala pathe pushpa barishana

3. sukhera pathara nadiyaya

bibaha-prasanga ke-u kahe shaci-maya

4. shuni maha-badya kolahala

shaci-debi ha-ilena anande bihwola

5. badira bahira shaci a-i

nichiya phelaye yata drabya lekha na-i

6. snehe canda-badana cumbiya

prabeshe bhabane putra-badhu putre laiya

7. bishnupriya saha bishwambhara

baise simhasane dekhe yata parikara

8. ulu lu-lu de-i nari-gana

ha-ila mangalamaya sakala bhabana

9. bhaöa-gane pade kayabara

birpa-gane beda-dhwani kare anibara

10. nana badya baya sabe sukhe

narahari kata ba kahiba eka-mukhe

 

 

     1. His wedding ceremony now completed, with a joyous heart Lord Gaura returns to His home.

     2. Unseen, the demigods shower flowers on His every path.

     3. To mother Shaci someone describes the wedding. All of Nadiya is flooded with an ocean of bliss.

     4. Hearing the tumultuous music, Shaci-devi is overcome with bliss.

     5. Mother Shaci runs out of the house. It cannot be written how many gifts were brought.

     6. Shaci joyously kisses her son's moonlike face. She takes her daughter-in-law and son into the house.

     7. Vishnupriya and Vishvambhara sit on a throne. Everyone gazes at Them.

     8. "Ulu lu-lu!", the ladies warble. The house is filled with auspiciousness.

     9. The poets recite poems. Without stop the brahmanas chant the Vedas.

     10. Musical instruments are sounded. Everyone is joyful. How much can Narahari, who has only one mouth, describe of these pastimes?

 

 

Song 54 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. gora guna-mani sughada shekhara parama mudita hiyaya

loka bahuta bibahe atula deya-i bidaya

2. bhaöa naöa gitajna badaka bhikshu bhusura bhuri

deta sabe bahu bastra bhushana dhana manorama puri

3. atihi su-madhura bacane su-nipuna paritosha kara-i sabhaya

calala nija nija gehe sabe mili gaura-hari yasha gaya

4. shri-shaci saba nari jane jane kayala kata sammana

bhanata narahari so sakala sukhe geye kayala payana

 

 

     1. Decorated with the jewel-crown of virtues, Lord Gaura is joyful at heart. To the many wedding guests He now bids farewell.

     2. To the many poets, dancers, singers, musicians, beggars, and brahmanas He gives valauble garments and ornamenst. Giving them great wealth, He fulfills their desires and delights their hearts.

     3. Expert at speaking sweet words, He satisfies everyone. The guests return to their own homes. There they assemble and sing Lord Gaura-Hari's glories.

     4. Shri Shaci respectfully speaks to all the ladies. Narahari says: Everyone happily departs.

 

 

Song 55 (Karnaöa-raga)

 

 

1. nacata bhubana-mohana campaka kanaka kanja jini barana

su-balita tanu mridu malayaja ranjita pahirana cina basana ghana kirana

2. himakara-nikara-nindi madhuranana, hasata madhura sudha manu jhara-i

bhuru-yuga bhanga panti lasa locana dagamaga aruna-kirana bhara hara-i

3. dolata manimaya hara harata dhriti, dhalamala kundala jhalakata shrabane

cacara cikura bhangi bhara bhare, bilulita halata-timira tara janu pabane

4. abhinaya lalita kalita kara kishalaye, yata shata tala dharata paga dharane

narahari parama ulasa yasha gayata, shobha bipula kaunaka bibarane

 

 

     1. His graceful form charming the hearts of all the world, Lord Gaura dances. His complesion dfeats the campaka, lotus, and gold. His garecful arms are anointed with sandal-paste. He wears glistening silken garments.

     2. His charming face eclipses a host of cooling moons. His smiles are a flowing stream of sweet nectar. His eyebrows gracefully arch. His glorious restless reddish eyes eclipse the rising sun.

     3. A jewel necklace rocks to and fro on His chest. His peacefulness is robbed. Earrings glisten on His ears. His glistening hair is curly. His hair is like a great darkness restlessly moving in the wind.

     4. His garceful hands are like budding twigs. How many hundreds of rhythms rest in the clapping of His hands? With great joy Narahari sings His glories. How many of His glories can I describe?

 

 

Song 56 (Suha-i-raga or Mayura-raga)

 

 

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     1. The abhisheka ritual is filled with limitless bliss. Lord Gaura, who is a great treasure-house of transcendental virtues, sita on the lion-throne. His splendor and grace have no peer. Seeing Him, no one the surface of the earth can remain peaceful and indifferent. The curly hair on His head is splendid. His glory charms the heart. During the bathing ceremony He is like a golden mountain with a Yamuna river flowing down its slope.

     2. His pure limbs glisten with great splendor. From how many hundreds of Kamadevas does He remove the pride? Even once seeing the moon of His smiling face, who will not be overcome with ecstatic spiritual love? With joyful hearts, Nityananda and Advaita again and again recite the abhisheka mantras. From many jars Shrivasa and the other devotees pour scented water on the Lord's head.

     3. Jagadisha, Vasudeva, Narayana, Mukunda, and Madhava skillfully sing. They sing many different melodies. The abhisheka is a flood of nectar. Govinda and Govindananda play the kholas. "Dha dha dhika dhika dhen na na na!", the drums declare. Vakreshvara gracefully dances. A flood of blissful tears flows from his eyes.

     4. Unseen, the demigods come. They are enchanted by the bliss of the abhisheka. They shower flowers and call, “Jaya! Jaya!" The hairs of their bodies stand erect. The saintly ladies come and sweetly chant, "Jaya!" Gazing at these auspicious pastimes, pastimes newer and newer at every moment, Narahari feels that his heart is flooded with spiritual bliss.

 

 

Song 1 (Bibhasha-raga)

 

 

1. gauranga nahite       tabe ki ha-ite

          kemane dharite de

radhara mahima      prema-rasa-sima

          jagate jana-ite ke

2. madhura brinda-        binipna madhuri

          prabesha caturi sara

baraja yubati       bhabera bhakati

          shakati ha-ite kara

3. ga-o punah punah      gaurangera guna

          sarala ha-iya mana

e bhaba-sagare      emana dayala

          na dekhi ye eka-jana

4. gauranga baliya       na genu galiya

          kemane dharinu de

narahari hiya       pashana diya

          kemana gadiyache

 

 

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Song 5 (Gandhara-raga)

 

 

1. gora mora sudha-i kanca sona

yatane karaha labha      dhani ha-ibara yara

          maramete achaye basana

2. hena nikasita hema         bhubane na mile ara

          atulana gora dwija-mani

satati bajara dhana      ekeka manika naki

          e manikera mulya nahi jani

3. goloka baikuntha-pure      e dhana gopana chila

          shri-radhara prema-kota-raya

jibera nistara hetu      santipura-natha tahe

          hunkare anila nadiyaya

4. narahari dasa bhane        jibera kapala gune

          ha-ila gauranga abatara

bina-mule gora-dhana          yadi kara akincana

          aya nita-ira premera bajara

 

 

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Song 21 (Bibhasa-raga)

 

 

1. nima-i cancala khepa kichu-i na mane go shuna eka dibasera katha

mayera ancale dhari phiraye angane go apanara chaya dekhi tatha

2. chadiya ancala chaya-sahita khelaya go tahate achila eka phani

tahara daruna phane shayana kariya go ki ananda kichu-i na jani

3. haya haya kari sabe dha-iya a-ise go pala-ite naga punah dhare

kampaye sakale shaci byakula ha-iya go yatane dhariya kole kare

4. hena-i samaye eka pakhi udi yaya go kiba se bhangite ta-i heri

de more dhariya iha bali bare bare go kandaye mayera gala dhari

5. nilamani hara para dhara du-nayane go ghucila se kajarera rekha

o canda-badana-khani malina ha-ila go taha kiye ankhe yaya dekha

6. ke-u kichu kaya karu kathaya na bhule go prana phaöe krandana shuniya

narahari prana shishu apani bhulila go temhi ye su-sthira haila hiya

 

 

     1. Some people think child Nimai is never restless or reckless. Ah, please hear this story of what He did one day. Grasping the edge of His mother's garment, He walked in the courtyard. Then He saw His own shadow.

     2. Letting go of the edge of His mother's garment, He played with His shadow. Then He came upon a snake. Then He reclined on that fearsome snake's coils. What happiness did He find in that? I do not know.

     3. Screaming, "Haya! Haya!", everyone ran there. The snake tried to flee, but child Nimai grabbed Him. Everyone sobbed. Shaci was wild. With a great struggle she pulled Nimai into her arms.

     4. Another time child Nimai motioned to a great bird flying in the sky. "That bird wants to carry Me away!", Nimai said again and again. Clinging to His mother's neck, He sobbed.

     5. The tears from His eyes made His black kajjala run like two strings of sapphires or like spots on the moon of His face. What did He see with His eyes?

     6. Here someone may say: "I am not fooled by these words. Still, when I hear them my life's breath begins to break and I fall into weeping. Lord Nimai, the child who is Narahari's very life and breath, may perhaps be bewildered as He enjoys these pastimes, but His devotees are not. Without wavering, their hearts know the true identity of the child Nimai.

 

 

     1. He who is the moon of Nadiya and the crown of rasikas is resplendant in His glorious wedding-garments.

     2. His graceful limbs are anointed with sandal-paste. Sandal-paste tilaka adorns the half-moon of His forehead.

     3. He wears a crown of many different flowers. Who is not enchanted by seeing Him?

     4. Black kajjala decorates His eyes.