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Vasudeva Ghosa

 

Lord Gaura Descends to This World

 

Song 1 (Tudi-raga or Karuna-raga)

 

1. jaya jaya kala-raba nadiya nagare

janama labhiya gora sacira udare

2. phalguna purnima tithi naksatra phalguni

subha-ksane janamila gora dvija-mani

3. purnimara candra jini kirana prakasa

dure gela andhakara pa-iya nirasa

4. dvapare nandera ghare krishna abatara

yasoda udare janma bidita samsara

5. sacira udare ebe janma nadiyate

kali-yugera jiba saba nistara karite

6. basudeba ghosa kahe mane kari asa

gaura-pada-dvandva hrde kariya bharasa

 

 

 1. As sweet sounds of "Glory! Glory!" filled the towns of Nadiya, Lord Gaura took birth in Saci's womb.

 2. The day was the full-moon day of the month of Phalguna. The star was Phalguni. At that auspicious moment Lord Gaura, the jewel of the twice-born, took birth.

 3. When Lord Gaura's effulgence defeated the full moon, the blinding darkness gave up all hope. Deeply dejected, it fled far away.

 4. During Dvapara-yuga, Lord Krsn a descended into King Nanda's home. The people of the world thought Krsn a had taken birth in Yasoda's womb.

 5. In the same way, to deliver the fallen souls in Kali-yuga, Lord Gaura took birth in Saci's womb in Nadiya.

 6. Vasudeva Ghosa says: In my heart I keep my hope. In my heart I take shelter of Lord Gaura's feet.

 

 

Song 2 (Kalyana-raga)

 

 

1. nadiya akase asi  udila gauranga-sasi

 bhasila sakale kutuhale

lajete gagana-sasi mathila badane masi

 kala peye grahanera chale

2. bama-gana ucca-svare jaya jaya dhvani kare

 ghare ghare baje ghanta sankha

damama dagada kamsi sana-i bhem-uda bamsi

 turi bheri ara jayadhaka

3. misra jagannatha mana mahanande nigamana

 sacira sukhera sima na-i

dekhiya nima-i mukha bhulila prasaba-dukha

 animikhe putra-mukha ca-i

4. grahanera andhakare keha na cihnera kare

 deba nare haila misamisi

nadiya nagari sange deba-nari asi range

 heriche gauranga rupa -rasi

5. putrera badana dekhi jagannatha maha-sukhiS kare dana daridra sakale

bhubana ananda-maya gaura-bidhu samudaya

 basu kahe jiba-bhagya-phale

 

 

 1. When the moon of Lord Gaura rose in the sky of Nadiya, everyone floated in bliss. Embarrassed, the ordinary moon blackened his face with soot and pretended he was being eclipsed.

 2. The women loudly chanted "Jaya! Jaya!" In home after home bells and conchshells were sounded. Damama trumpets, turi bugles, kamsi cymbals, sanais, and flutes all sounded. Dagada, bheuda, bheri, and jayadhaka drums were beaten.

 3. Jagannatha Misra's heart was plunged in bliss. Saci's happiness had no end. Gazing at Nimai's face, she forgot the sufferings of giving birth. With unblinking eyes she gazed at her son's face.

 4. In ther darkness of the eclipse no one could clearly see the nature of other persons. Disguised as ordinary men and women the demigods and goddesses came to Nadiya and gazed at Lord Gaura's handsome form.

 5. Gazing at hisa son's face, Jagannatha Misra became joyful. He gave charity to all the poor. When the moon of Lord Gaura thus rose the world became filled with bliss. Vasudeva Ghosa says: Then the people of the world became truly fortunate. They attained the results of many past pious deeds.

 

 

Lord Gaura's Childhood Pastimes

 

Song 3 (Suhai-raga)

 

 

1. misra purandara kichu mane bicariya

purohita dvija-bare anila dakiya

2. dhana-ratna alankara dvija-bare dila

svasti bacana bali dana tuli nila

3. arghya asisa dvija dhari nija hate

santose tuliya dila goracandera mathe

4. saci thakurani kichu kahite lagila

sata putrera pare ei putra bidhi dila

5. nima-i baliya nama deha dvija-bara

basudeva ghosa kahe judi de-i kara

 

 

 1. In his heart Purandara Misra thought: I shall call for great brahmana priests and bring them here.

 2. He greeted them with words of welcvome. He gave them gifts of jewel ornaments.

 3. With his own hands he offered them arghya. He picked up Lord Gaurachandra and asked the brahmanas to place blessings on His head.

 4. Saci Thakurani spoke a few words. She said that after seven lost sons destiny had finally given a son to her.

 5. The great brahmanas gave the boy the name Nimai. Folding his hands, Vasudeva Ghosa speaks these words.

 

 

Song 4 (Tudi-raga)

 

1. eka-mukhe ki kahiba goracandera lila

hamagudi nana range yaya saci-bala

2. lale mukha jhara jhara dekhite sundara

paka bimba-phala jini sundara adhara

3. angada balaya sobhe su-bahu-yugale

carane magara khadu bagha-nakha gale

4. sonara sikali pithe patera khopana

basudeva ghosa kahe nichani apana

 

 

 1. With only one mouth how can I describe all of Lord Gaurachandra's pastimes? Saci's crawling infant enjoyed many pastimes.

 2. Gazing at her son's glorious handsome face, Saci felt tears flow from her eyes. His handsopme lips defeated the ripe bimba fruits.

 3. Bracelets and armlets decorated His wrists and arms. Dolphin anklets rested on His feet and a tiger-claw necklace on His neck.

 4. He wore silk garments and a golden-chain belt. Vasudeva Ghosa says: I worship Him.

 

 

Song 5 (Beloyara-raga, Dasakosi)

 

 

1. mayera anguli dhari sisu gaura-hari

hanti hanti paya paya yaya gudigudi

2. tani laiYa mora hata cale ksane jore

pada adha ya-ite thekada kari pade

3. saci-mata kole laite yaya dhuli jhadi

akhati kariya gora bhume deya gadi

4. aha aha bali mata muchaya ancale

kole kari cuma deya badana kamale

5. basu kahe e chabala dhulaya lotaba

sneha-bhare tumi mago kata theka-iba

 

 

 1. Grasping His mother's finger, infant Gaura-hari walked step by step.

 2. Tugging at His mother's hand, for a moment He walked, carefully taking half-steps. Then He stumbled and fell.

 3. Mother Saci placed Him in her lap and brush the dust from His body. Again trying to walk, infant Gaura-hari again fell to the ground.

 4. Saying, "Aha1 Aha!", with the edge of her garment Mother Saci again wiped the dust from His body. Holding Him in her lap, she kissed His lotus face.

 5. Vasudeva Ghosa says: In this way infant Gaura-hari fell to the dust. Filled with love, he asks: How many times did Gaura-hari fall?

 

 

Song 6 (Beloyara-raga, Dasakosi)

 

 

1. purnima rajani canda gagane udaya

canda heri goracandera harisa hrdaya

2. canda de ma bali sisu kande ubharaya

hata tuli saci dake aya canda aya

3. na ase nithura canda nima-i byakula

kandiya dhulaya pade hate chinde cula

4. radha-krishna-citra eka misra-grhe chila

putra santa-ite saci taha hate dila

5. citra paYa goracandera mane bada sukha

basu kahe pate pachum hera nija-mukha

 

 

 1. The full moon rises in the evening sky. Seeing the moon, child Gaurachandra feels happiness in His heart.

 2. "Mother, give Me the moon!" He loudly demands. Lifting her arms, Mother Saci calls out, "Come here, O moon! Come here!"

 3. The cruel moon does not come. Nimai is very agitated. He weeps. He falls to the dust. With His own hands He tries to pull the hair from His head.

 4. From Jagannatha Misra's house Saci brings a picture of Radha and Krsn a. Stroking Him with her hand, Saci pacifies her son.

 5. Grasping the picture, child Gaurachandra feels great bliss in His heart. Vasudeva Ghosa says: Gazing at the picture, Lord Gaurachandra sees His own face.

 

 

Song 7 (Beloyara-raga, Dasakosi)

 

 

1. bhalire nacere mora sacira dulala

cancala balaka meli suradhuni tire keli

 hari-bola diya karatala

2. kutila kuntala sire badane amiya jhare

 rupa jini sona sata bana

yatana kariya maya dhada para-iche taya

 kajare ujora dunayana

3. bhuje sobhe tada bala gale mukutara mala

 kara pada kokanada jini

basu kahe mari mari sagare kamana kari

 hena suta pa-ila saci-rani

 

 

 1. Bravo! My Gaura, Saci's son, dances! Meeting other playful boys on the Ganga's banks, He plays games of clapping hands and chanting "Haribol!"

 2. The hair on His head curls cgracefully. Nectar words come from His mouth. His form defeats the purest gold. Mother Saci carefully dresses Him. She decorates His eyes with black kajjala.

 3. Bracelets and armlets glisten on His wrists and arms. A pearls necklace rests on His neck. His hands and feet defeat the red lotus flowers. Vasudeva Ghosa says: I will die. I will die. I will drown myself in the ocean to attain a son like the son Saci Rani attained.

 

 

Song 8 (Beloyara-raga, Dasakosi)

 

 

1. gora nace sacira dulaliya

caudike balaka meli sabhe deya karatali

 hari bola hari bola baliya

2. galaya sonara kanthi suranga catuna anti

 jhonta bandha su-cancara kesa

kata sadha kari saci parayeche dhadagachi

 bhubana-mohana naba besa

3. rajata kancane gada nana abharane jada

 su-balita tanu-khani saje

rata utapala jini carana yugala jani

 calite nupura ghana baje

4. sacira angana tale anande naciya khele

 mukhe bole adha adha bani

basudeba ghosa bale dhara dhara kara kole

 gora mora paranera parani

 

 

 1. Saci's dear son dances. The other boys surround Him in ther four directions. Clapping hands, everyone chants, “Haribol! Haribol!"

 2. On His neck is a golden necklace. His hair is gracefully tied. In how many ways has Saci dressed and decorated Him? His ever-youthful appearance charms the worlds.

 3. He wears many different ornaments of gold and silver. His form is sublimely graceful. The soles of His feet defeat the red lotus flowers. His anklets jangle as He walks.

 4. Joyfully dancing in Saci's courtyard, child Gaura plays. With His mouth He speaks half half words. Vasudeva Ghosa says: Hug, O my hands, hug child Gaura! Child Gaura owns my life's breath.

 

 

Song 9 (Beloyara-raga, Dasakosi)

 

 

1. kiye hama pekhalum kanaka putaliya

sacira anginaya nace dhuli dhusariya

2. caudike digambara balaka bediya

tara majhe gora nace hari hari baliya

3. ratula kamala pade dhaya dinamaniya

janani sunaye bhala nupura su-dhvaniya

4. basudeba ghosa kahe sisu-rasa janiya

dhanya nadiyara loka nabadvipa dhaniya

 

 

 1. What do I see? Do I see a golden puppet dancing in Saci's courtyard, a golden puppet sprinkled with dust 2. Around Him are boys clothed only by the four directions. In the middle is child Gaura. Chanting "Hari! Hari!", He dances.

 3. His reddish lotus feet are more effulgent than the sun. Saci clearly hears the jangling of His anklets.

 4. Vasudeva Ghosa says: Tasting the nectar of seeing Lord Gaura's childhood pastimes, the people of Nadiya are fortunate. The people of Navadvipa are especially fortunate.

 

 

Song 10 (Beloyara-raga, Dasakosi)

 

 

1. sacira anginaya nace bisvambhara raya

hasi hasi phiri phiri mayere lukaya

2. bayane basana diya bale luka-inu

saci bale bisvambhara ami na dekhinu

3. mayera ancala dhari cancala carane

naciya naciya yaya khanjana-gamane

4. basudeba ghosa kaya aparupa sobha

sisu-rupa dekhi haya jaga-mana lobha

 

 

 1. In Saci's courtyard Visvambhara Raya dances. Laughing and laughing and turning and turning, He hides from His mother.

 2. Placing a cloth before her face, He says, "Now I will hide from you." Saci says, "Visvambhara, I do not see You!"

 3. Holding the cloth before His mother, on quick feet He dances and dances, restless like a khanjana bird.

 4. Vasudeva Ghosa says: Gazing at Lord Visvambhara's wonderful glorious handsome childlike form, the hearts of the world yearn to attain His association.

 

 

Lord Gaura's Glories

Song 11 (Mallara-raga)

 

 

1. gora-guna ga-o suni

bahu punya phale so pahum milala

 prema parasamani

2. akhila jibera e soka sayara

 nayana nimese sese

o-i prema lesa parasa na pa-ile

 parana judabe kise

3. aruna nayane baruna alaya

 karunaya nirikhane

madhura alape akhare akhare

 sudha-dhara barisane

4. preme dhala dhala pulake purala

 apada mastaka tanu

basudeba kahe sata dhara bahe

 sumeru sincita tanu

 

 

 1. I hear and sing of Lord Gaura's glories. After many pious deeds a soul may meet Lord Gaura, who is a sparsamani jewel of spiritual love.

 2. In an eyeblink He dries up the sufferings of all fallen souls. How can a person who has not even a small fragment of love for Him bring cooling happiness to his own life 3. The glances from His reddish eyes are all oceans of mercy. Syllable by syllable, His sweet words are flooding monsoon showers of nectar.

 4. He sheds tears of ecstatic spiritual love. From head to foot the hairs of His body stand erect in bliss. Vasudeva Ghosa says: He is like a golden Mount Meru where hundreds of flooding rivers flow.

 

 

Song 12 (Suha-i-raga or Gandhara-raga)

 

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1. gora hema-jalada-abatara

saghane barikhe jala-dhara

2. nija gun e kariya badara

gabhira nade diga talamala

3. karun a-bijuri dina rati

barikhaye arati-piriti

4. sukha-pagka kari ksiti-tale

prema phala-ila nana phale

5. eka phale naba rasa jhare

arati ke kahite pare

6. nama gun a karma cintaman i

kahe basu adabhuta bani

 .

 

 1. Lord Gaura is like a golden cloud showering torrents of tears.

 2. His virtues are a monsoon shower. The thunder of His voice makes the directions tremble.

 3. The lightning of His mercy shines day and night. Day and night He showers rains of ecstatic spiritual love.

 4. He makes the surface of the earth muddy with bliss. From that mud grow trees bearing many different kinds of fruits of ecstatic spiritual love.

 5. Each fruit is sweet with newer and newer nectar. Who has the power to describe the love they bear 6. His names, virtues, and actions are all cintaman i jewels. His voice filled with wonder, Vasu speaks these words.

 

 

Song 13 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. aha mari gora-rupera ki diba tulana

upama nahila ye kasila bana sona

2. meghera bijuri nahe rupera upama

tulana nahila rupe campakera dama

3. tulana nahila svarna-ketakira dala

tulana nahila gorocana niramala

4. kunkuma jiniya anga-gandha manohara

basu kahe ki diya gadila bidhi gora

 

 

 1. Ala! Alas! To what can I compare Lord Gaura's form? I cannot say it is like the purest gold.

 2. I cannot say His form is like lightning. I cannot say His form is like a yellow campaka garland.

 3. I cannot say it is like a golden ketaki petal. I cannot say it is like glistening gorocana.

 4. The charming fragrance of His limbs defeats kunkuma. Vasudeva Ghosa says: How can I compare Lord Gaura to anything

 

Song 14 (Kamoda-raga)

 

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1. (Refrain) gauragga bihara-i parama anande

nityananda kari sagge gagga-pulina ragge

 hari hari bale nija-brnde

2. kaYca kaYcana man i gora-rupa taha jini

 dagamagi prema-taragge

o naba-kusuma-dama  gale dole anupama

 helana narahari-agge

3. priyatama gadadhara dhariya se bama kara

 nija gun a ga-oye gobinde

bhabe bharala tanu pulaka kadamba janu

 garajana yaichana simhe

4. isata hasiya ksan e arun a-nayana-kon eS royata kiba abhilase

sogari se saba khela brndabana-rasa-lila

 ki baliba basudeba ghose

 .

 

 1. (Refrain) Filled with bliss, Lord Gauragga enjoys many pastimes. Accompanied by Nityananda and a host of devotees, on the Gagga's banks He chants, "Hari! Hari!"

 2. His fair form defeats the new topaz. Playing in waves of spiritual love, He dives and surfaces. A peerless garland of new flowers moves to and fro on His neck. He leans against Narahari's body.

 3. Grasping dearmost Gadadhara's left hand, He sings His own glories, the glories of Lord Govinda. His body is overcome with ecstatic love. The hairs of his body stand erect. He roars like a lion.

 4. Another moment He gently smiles. What desire glistens in the glance from the corner of His reddish eyes? He suddenly remembers all His pastimes in Vrndavana. Ah, what will Vasudeva Ghosa say now

 

Song 15 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. sankirtane nityananda nace

priya parisada-gana kache

2. gobinda madhaba ghosa gana

suni keba dharaye parana

3. patitera galaya dhariya

kande pahum sa-karuna haiya

4. gadagada kahe patitere

suni yaha pasana bidare

5. to sabara dhari bahu dhara

dhara dhara premera prasara

6. to sabara durgati nasiba

byajera sahita prema diba

7. yare paya caya mukha-cande

galaya dhariya tara kande

8. se hena karuna sogariya

basu ghosa maraye bujhiya

 

 

 1. His dear associates at His side, Lord Nityananda dances in sankirtana.

 2. Govinda and Madhava Ghosa sing. Hearing their songs, the wonderstruck listeners stop their breath.

 3. Placing his arms about rthe necks of the fallen souls, merciful Lord Nityananda weeps.

 4. His words choked with emotion, He speaks to the fallen souls. Hearing Him, even the stones break.

 5. He tightly hugs everyone. Tears of love stream form His eyes.

 6. For everyone He destroys whatever inauspiciousness waits in the future. On various pretexts He gives the people ecstatic spiritual love.

 7. A person who sees His moonlike face finds that Lord Nityananda puts His arm on his neck and weeps.

 8. Remembering Lord Nityananda mercy, Vasudeva Ghosa is ?Sovercome.

 

 

Song 16 (Sindhuda-raga)

 

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1. nita-i kebala patita janara bandhu

jiba-cira-pun ya-phale bidhi ani mila-ola

 ragka majhe ratanera sindhu

2. diga nehariya yaya dake pahum gora-raya

 abani padaye murachiya

nija sahacara mile nita-i kariya kole

 siYce pahum canda mukha caYa

3. naba-guYjarun a agkhi preme chala chala dekhi

 sumeru upare mandakini

megha-gabhira-nade puna bhaya bali dake

 pada-bhare kampita medini

4. nita-i karun amaya jibe dila prema-caya

 ye prema bidhira abidita

nija gun a prema-dane bhasa-ila tri-bhubane

 basudeba ghosa se baYcita

 .

 

 1. Lord Nitai is the fallen soul's only friend. After may past pious deeds a soul, by destiny, will meet Lord Nityananda. In the midst of poverty he finds an ocean of jewels.

 2. Glancing in the four directions, Lord Nitai calls out, "Gaura Raya!", and falls unconscious to the ground. The Lord's companions surround Him. Lord Nitai embraces them. Gazing at them, the Lord sprinkles them with tears flowing from the moon of His face.

 3. From the khaYjana birds of His reddish eyes flow streams of tears of spiritual love, streams of tears like a celestial Gagga flowing from golden Mount Sumeru. In a voice like a thundering cloud, again and again He calls for His brothers,the devotees. The weight of His footsteps makes the earth tremble.

 4. To the fallen souls merciful Lord Nitai gave the gift of ecstatic spiritual love, a gift the demigod Brahma did not know even existed. By His own kindness Lord Nitai plunged the three worlds in the flooding nectar of that love. Everyone was plunged. Only Vasudeva Ghosa was not. Only he was cheated of that nectar.

 

 

Song 17 Sindhuda-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) nita-i amara parama dayala

aniya premera banya jagata kariya dhanya

 bharila premete nadi khala

2. lagiya premera dhe-u baki na rahila ke-u

 papi tapi calila bhasiya

sakala bhakata meli se premete kare keli

 keha keha yaya santariya

3. dubila nadiya-pura dube preme santipura

 dohe mili ba-icha khelaya

to dekhi nita-i hase sakale-i preme bhase

 basu ghosa habudubu khaya

 

 

 1. (Refrain) My Lord Nitai is supremely merciful. Digging a ?Scanal from the ocean of ecstatic

spiritual love, Lord Nitai flooded this world. In this way He made this world very fortunate.

 2. When those waves of love flooded the world no one remained untouched. Sinners and ascetics alike swam in that ocean of love. The devotees gathered together and played in that ocean of love. Sometimes one of them would swim across it.

 3. The towns of Nadiya were plunged in that ocean of love. The town of Santipura was also plunged in that ocean of love. The devotees played in that ocean. Seeing all this, Lord Nitai laughs. Vasudeva Ghosa is tossed to and fro by the waves of that ocean. Sometimes he is pushed above and sometimes he is plunged underneath the waves.

 

 

The Abhiseka of Lord Gaura

 

Song 18

 

 

1. jaya jaya dhvani uthe nadiya nagare

gora abhiseka aji panditera ghare

2. enechi enechi bale advaita gosaYi

maha huhunkara chade bahya-jnana na-i

3. bahu tule nace nada tadhiya tadhiya

pache pache haridasa phirena naciya

4. shribasa shripandita ara shrinidhi shrirama

harsa-bhare nrtya kare nayanabhirama

5. jaya re gauranga jaya advaita nita-i

bali bhakta-gana ase kari dha-oyadha-i

6. keha preme nace gaya keha preme hase

gora abhiseka-lila gaya basu-ghose

 

 

 1. Calls of "Jaya! Jaya!" arise in the towns of Nadiya. Now in Shrivasa's house will be performed the abhiseka of Lord Gaura.

 2. "Come! Come!", calls Advaita GosaYi. He lets out a great roar. He is not in external consciousness.

 3. Raising His arms, Nar a (Lord Advaita) wildly dances, His steps making sounds of "Tadhiya! Tadhiya!" Behind Him Haridasa turns and dances.

 4. Shrivasa, Shri pati, Shri nidhi, and Shri rama joyfully dance. The sight of them dancing delights the eyes.

 5. Calling out, "Jaya Gauranga! Jaya Advaita Nitai!", the devotees hurry behind.

 6. Some dance and sing in ecstatic love. Others laugh in ecstatic love. Vasudeva Ghosa sings this song describing Lord Gaura's abhiseka pastime.

 

 

Song 19 (Dhanasi-raga)

 

 

1. gora abhiseka katha adbhuta kathana

suniya pandita ghare dhaya bhakta-gana

2. dha-oyadha-i kari asi nace kutuhale

du-bahu tuliya jaya goracanda bale

3. canda nace surya nace nace tara-gana

brahma nace bayu nace sahasra locanaS4. aruna baruna nace saba sura-gana

patale basuki nace nace naga-gana

5. svarga nace martya nace nacaye patala

parama anande nace dasa dik-pala

6. anande bhakata-gana karaye hunkara

e basu ghosera mane ananda apara

 

 

 1. Hearing the wonderful news of Lord Gaura's abhiseka, the devotees run to Shrivasa's home.

 2. Running, they dance in bliss. Raising their arms, they chant, "Jaya Gaurachandra!"

 3. The moon dances. The sun dances, The host of stars dance. Brahma dances. Vayu dances. Thousand-eyed Indra dances.

 4. Aruna, Varuna, and all the demigods dance. In Patalaloka Vasuki dances. The Nagas dance.

 5. In Svargaloka they dance. In Martyaloka they dance. In Patalaloka they dance. In great bliss the dik-palas, protectors of the ten directions, dance.

 6. The devotees joyfully roar. Vasudeva Ghosa feels a great shoreless ocean of bliss fill his heart.

 

 

Song 20 (Baradi-raga)

 

 

1. taila haridra ara kunkuma kasturi

gora ange lepana kare naba naba nari

2. su-basita jala ani kalasi puriya

su-gandhi candana ani tahe misa-iya

3. jaya jaya dhvani diya dhale gora-gaya

shri-anga muchaYa keha basana paraya

4. sinana mandape dekha gora nata-raya

manera harise basudeba ghosa gaya

 

 

 1. Small girls anoint Lord Gaura's limbs with oil, turmeric, kunkuma, and musk.

 2. They fill great jugs with scented water. They bring fragrant sandal paste.

 3. "Chanting, "Jaya! Jaya!", the devotees bathe Lord Gaura Raya. With a fine towel someone dries His glorious limbs.

 4. With a joyful heart look at Lord Gaura Raya in the bathing pavilion! Vasudeva Ghosa sings this song.

 

 

Chanting Radha's Name

 

Song 21 (Jayajayanti-raga)

 

 

1. are mora are mora gora dvija-mani

radha radha bali kande lothaya dharani

2. radha-nama jape gora parama yatane

kata suradhuni bahe aruna nayane

3. ksane ksane gora anga bhume gadi yaya

radha nama bali ksane ksane murachaya

4. pulake purala tanu gadagada bola

basu kahe gora kena eta utarola

 

 1. O my Gaura, my Gaura the king of the twice-born! Chanting "Radha! Radha!", He wept. He rolled on the ground.

 2. Lord Gaura intently chanted Radha's name. How many celestial Gangas of tears streamed from His reddened eyes 3. Moment after moment Lord Gaura fell to the ground. Moment after moment He chanted Radha's name and then fell unconscious.

 4. The hairs of his body stood erect. He spoke in a choked voice. Vasudeva Ghosa asks: Why is Lord Gaura so agitated

 

Lord Gaura's Glorious Form

 

Song 22 (Baradi-raga)

 

 

1. ki kahiba sata sata tuya abatara

ekala gaurangacanda parana amara

2. bisnu abatare tumi premera bikhari

siba suka narada la-iya jana cari

3. sindhu bandha kaila tumi rama abatare

ebe se tomara yasa ghusibe samsare

4. kali-yuge kirtana karila setubandha

sukhe para ha-uka yata pangu jada andha

5. kiba gune purusa nace kiba gune nari

gora-gune matila bhubana dasa cari

6. na janiye japa-tapa beda bicara

kahe basu gauranga more kara para

 

 

 1. What shall I say? You have descended to this world hundreds and hundreds of times. O Lord Gauaracandra, You are more dear to me than life.

 2. Although You are Lord Vishnu Himself descended to this world, You have become a beggar, begging the people to accept the gift of ecstatic spiritual love. Siva, Suka, and Narada are all Your followers and devotees.

 3. When You descended as Lord Ramacandra to this world You built a bridge across the ocean. Even now Your glories as Ramacandra resound in this world.

 4. In the Kali-yuga You have also built a bridge. That bridge is sankirtana, the chanting of the holy names. Stepping onto that bridge of sankirtana even the fools, lame, and blind can cross to the farther shore of the ocean of birth and death.

 5. Who then is a man? Who then is a woman? Everyone in the fourteen worlds has become wild with the bliss of chanting Lord Gaura's glories.

 6. As for myself, I have never studied the Vedas. I do not know anything about japa (mantras) or tapa (austerities). Vasudeva Ghosa says: O Lord Gauranga, please carry me to the farther shore of this ocean of birth and death.

 

 

Song 23 (Baradi-raga)

 

 

1. birale basiya ekesvare

hari-nama jape nirantare

2. saba abatara-siromani

akincana janera cintamaniS3. su-gandhi candana makha gaya

(ebe) dhuli binu ana nahi bhaya

4. manimaya ratana bhusana

svapane na kare parasana

5. chadala lakhimi bilasa

kiba lagi tara-tale basa

6. chodala mohana kare bamsi

ebe danda dhariya sannyasi

7. bibhuti kariya prema-dhana

sange la-i saba akincana

8. prema-jale kara-i sinana

kahe basu bidare parana

 

 

 1. The supreme master of all now stays in a secluded place. Without stop He chants japa of Lord Krsn a's holy names.

 2. He who is the crest jewel of all avataras has now become the cintamani jewel of the sannyasis.

 3. Formerly His body was anointed with fragrant sandal paste. Now His body's only ointment is dust.

 4. Even in dreams He does not touch jewel ornaments.

 5. He has renounced His pastimes with Goddess Laksmi. Now He lives under a tree.

 6. He renounced the charming flute He used to hold in His hand. Now His hand grasps a sannyasi's danda.

 7. Now love of Krsn a is His only wealth. Now He satys amongst the sannyasis.

 8. Now He is bathed by tears of love for Krsn a. As he speaks these words, Vasudeva Ghosa feels that his life's breath is breaking into pieces.

 

 

Song 24 Tirota-raga)

 

 

1. jaya jaya jagannatha sacira nandana

tri-bhubana kare yagra caran a bandana

2. nilacale sankha-cakra-gada-padma-dhara

nadiya-nagare danda-kamandalu-kara

3. keha bale purabe rabana badhila

golokera bibhaba lila prakasa karila

4. shri-radhara bhaba ebe gora abatara

hare krishna nama gaura karila pracara

5. basudeba ghosa kahe karo joda hata

ye-i gaura se-i krishna se-i jagannatha

 

 

 1. Glory, glory to Saci's son, who is Lord Jagannatha Himself! The three worlds bow down before His feet.

 2. In Nilacala He is Jagannatha holding a conch, cakra, club, and lotus. In Nadiya's towns He holds a danda and kamandalu.

 3. Some wise souls say that in ancient times He killed Ravana. Some say in Gokola He enjoys glorious pastimes.

 4. To taste the ecstasy that Radha feels in Her love for Him, He has now incarnated here in the form of Lord Gaura. As Lord Gaura He preaches the chanting of the holy names of the Hare Krsn a mantra.

 5. Vasudeva Ghosa says: Folding my hands, I declare: Gaura ?Sis Krsn a. He is Jagannatha.

 

 

Song 25 (Baradi-raga)

 

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1. birale basiya ekecwara

hari-nama jape nirantara

2. saba-abatara-ciroman i

akiYcana-jana-cintaman i

3. sugandhi candana matha gaya

dhuli binu ana nahi bhaya

4. man imaya ratana bhusan a

swapane na kare paracana

5. chadala lakhimi-bilasa

kiba lagi taru-tale basa

6. chadala bana-mala bamci

ebe dan da dhariya sannyasi

7. hasa abhilasa upekhi

kandiya phulaya duti agkhi

8. bibhuti kariya prema-dhana

sagge laYa saba akiYcana jana

9. prema-jale kara-i sinana

kahe basu bidare paran a

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 1. Staying in a secluded place, the Supreme Personality of Godhead chants the holy names of Lord Krsn a without stop.

 2. He is the crest jewel of all avataras. He is the cintaman i jewel of all sannyasis who have Krsn a as their only property.

 3. Fragrant sandal paste is nothing compared to the fragrance of His body.

 4. Even in their dreams, the most glorious jewel ornaments cannot touch the glory of His body.

 5. He renounced His pastimes with Goddess Laksmi. Now He sits under a tree.

 6. He put aside His flute and forest-garland. Grasping a dan da, now He is a sannyasi.

 7. Turning aside from His pastimes of jests and laughter, now He weeps, tears streaming from the blossoming flowers of His eyes.

 8. Now His only wealth is the treasure of pure spiritual love. Now He stays with penniless devotees, devotees who have Krsn a as their only treasure.

 9. Now He makes a great shower of tears of spiritual love. Vasu says: My life-breath is now split into pieces.

 

Song 35 (Suha-i or Decaga-raga)

 

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1. ki herinu ogo sa-i bidagadha-raja

bhakata-kalapataru nabadwipa majha

2. biparitira cakha saba anuraga-pate

kusuma arati tahe jagata mohite

3. niramala prema-phala phale sarba-kala

eka phale naba rasa jharaye apara

4. bhakata cataka pika cuka ali hamsa

nirabadhi bilasaye rasa paracamsa

5. sthira cara sura nara yara chaya pose

basudeba baYcita apana karma-dose

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 1. Ah! What did I see? In the town of Navadvipa I saw the king of the wise. I saw the kalpa-taru tree of the devotees.

 2. That tree had branches of devotion, leaves of spiritual love, and flowers of bliss. It enchanted the entire world.

 3. It bore fruits of pure ecstatic spiritual love. It bore ?Sthem at every moment. From those

fruits flowed a shoreless ocean of ever-new sweet nectar.

 4. The cranes, cuckoos, parrots, bees, and swans that are the devotees always glorify that tree.

 5. The demigods, the human beings, and all the moving and unmoving beings stay in the shade of the tree and are nourished by its fruits. Only Vasudeva dasa, because of his past evil deeds, is cheated of tasting those fruits.

 

 

Song 36 (Dhanashri-raga)

 

 

1. jambunada-caya rucira ganjana

 jhalamala kalebara kanti

candane carcita bahu-mandita

 gajendra sundaka bhati

2. (Refrain) pekhalu gaura-kisora

nata nayara hera-ite ananda ora

bhabe bhora tanu antara gara gara

 kanthe gada gada bola

3. nadiya pura bhari asesa kautuka hari

 nacata rasika su-jana

bidhira baidagadhi binoda paripati

 dina rajani nahi ana

4. suradhuni puline taruna taru-mule

 baithe nija parakase

basudeba ghosa gaya pa-ola prema-dane

 sincila saba nija dase

 

 

 1. His splendid limbs defeat the splendor of gold. His sandal-paste-anointed arms defeat the regal-elephant's trunk.

 2. (Refrain) I saw youthful Lord Gaura, the best of dancers, a dancer tasting the sweetest bliss. His body waa filled with ecstasy after ecstasy. His heart melted with ecstaic spiritual love. Broken words appeared in His throat.

 3. He flooded Nadiya with every bliss. The saintly rasikas danced. He was supremely wise. He enjoyed many blissful pastimes. Day and night were not different to Him.

 4. Sitting under a sapling by the Ganga's bank, He manifested His original form. Vasudeva Ghosa says: To others He gave the gift of ecstatic spiritual love. He showered all His servants with the nectar of that love.

 

Shri Gaurachandrasya

 

*1. ki herinu ogo sa-i bidagadha-raja

*2. birale basiya ekecwara

3. rasa-paripati nata kirtana lampata

*4. gora hema-jalada-abatara

5. arun a basane bibidha bhusan e

*6. nita-i kebala patita janara bandhu

*7. (Refrain) gauragga bihara-i parama anande

 

 

3. rasa-paripati nata kirtana lampata

5. arun a basane bibidha bhusan e

 

 

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Song 1 Shri Gaurachandrasya (of Lord Gaurachandra) (Suha-i Decaga-raga)

 

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1. ki herinu ogo sa-i bidagadha-raja

bhakata-kalapataru nabadwipa majha

2. biparitira cakha saba anuraga-pate

kusuma arati tahe jagata mohite

3. niramala prema-phala phale sarba-kala

eka phale naba rasa jharaye apara

4. bhakata cataka pika cuka ali hamsa

nirabadhi bilasaye rasa paracamsa

5. sthira cara sura nara yara chaya pose

basudeba baYcita apana karma-dose

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 1. Ah! What did I see? In the town of Navadvipa I saw the king of the wise. I saw the kalpa-taru tree of the devotees.

 2. That tree had branches of devotion, leaves of spiritual love, and flowers of bliss. It enchanted the entire world.

 3. It bore fruits of pure ecstatic spiritual love. It bore them at every moment. From those fruits flowed a shoreless ocean of ever-new sweet nectar.

 4. The cranes, cuckoos, parrots, bees, and swans that are the devotees always glorify that tree.

 5. The demigods, the human beings, and all the moving and unmoving beings stay in the shade of the tree and are nourished by its fruits. Only Vasudeva dasa, because of his past evil deeds, is cheated of tasting those fruits.

 

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Song 1 Shri Gaurachandrasya (of Lord Gaurachandra) (Baradi-raga)

 

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1. birale basiya ekecwara

hari-nama jape nirantara

2. saba-abatara-ciroman i

akiYcana-jana-cintaman i

3. sugandhi candana matha gaya

dhuli binu ana nahi bhaya

4. man imaya ratana bhusan a

swapane na kare paracana

5. chadala lakhimi-bilasa

kiba lagi taru-tale basa

6. chadala bana-mala bamci

ebe dan da dhariya sannyasi

7. hasa abhilasa upekhi

kandiya phulaya duti agkhi

8. bibhuti kariya prema-dhana

sagge laYa saba akiYcana jana

9. prema-jale kara-i sinana

kahe basu bidare paran a

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 1. Staying in a secluded place, the Supreme Personality of Godhead chants the holy names of Lord Krsn a without stop.

 2. He is the crest jewel of all avataras. He is the cintaman i jewel of all sannyasis who have Krsn a as their only property.

 3. Fragrant sandal paste is nothing compared to the fragrance of His body.

 4. Even in their dreams, the most glorious jewel ornaments cannot touch the glory of His body.

 5. He renounced His pastimes with Goddess Laksmi. Now He sits under a tree.

 6. He put aside His flute and forest-garland. Grasping a dan da, now He is a sannyasi.

 7. Turning aside from His pastimes of jests and laughter, now He weeps, tears streaming from the blossoming flowers of His eyes.

 8. Now His only wealth is the treasure of pure spiritual love. Now He stays with penniless devotees, devotees who have Krsn a as their only treasure.

 9. Now He makes a great shower of tears of spiritual love. Vasu says: My life-breath is now split into pieces.

 

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Song 1 Shri Gaurachandrasya (of Lord Gaurachandra) (Pahida-raga)

 

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1. rasa-paripati nata kirtana lampata

 kata kata raggi saggi saba sagge

yahara katakse lakhimi lakhe lakhe

 bilasa-i bilola-apagge

2. cuni brndabana-gun a rase unamata mana

 du bahu tuliya bale hari

phire nace nata-raya kata dhara basudhaya

 du nayane premera gagari

3. purusa prakrti para madana-manohara

 kebala laban ya-rasa-sima

rasera sagara gora bada-i gabhira dhira

 na rakhila nagari-garima

4. tribhubana-sundara unnata-kandhara

 subalita bahu bicale

kugkuma candana mrgamada lepana

 kahe basu tachu pada-tale

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 1. Intoxicated by tasting the nectar of ecstatic love, He wildly dances in kirtana. How many delighted devotees enjoy pastimes in His company? Aroused by restless glances from the corners of His eyes, millions and millions of goddesses of fortune playfully glance at Him from the corners of their eyes.

 2. Hearing the nectar glories of Vrndavana, His heart becomes wild. Raising His two arms, He chants, "Hari!" He wildly dances. He is the king of dancers. How many flooding rivers of tears does He make flow on the earth? His eyes have become like two pitchers pouring tears of ecstatic love.

 3. He is the master of purusa and prakrti. He is more charming than Kamadeva. He stands at the highest pinnacle of  glorious handsomeness. Lord

Gaura is an ocean of the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. He is most deep and most wise. seeing Him, a wise woman cannot keep her peaceful composure.

 4. He is the most handsome person in the three worlds. His shoulders are broad. his arms are graceful and long. He is anointed with kugkuma, sandal, and musk. Taking shelter of the soles of His feet, Vasu sings this song.

 

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Song 1 Shri Gaurachandrasya (of Lord Gaurachandra) (Suha-i-raga or Gandhara-raga)

 

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1. gora hema-jalada-abatara

saghane barikhe jala-dhara

2. nija gun e kariya badara

gabhira nade diga talamala

3. karun a-bijuri dina rati

barikhaye arati-piriti

4. sukha-pagka kari ksiti-tale

prema phala-ila nana phale

5. eka phale naba rasa jhare

arati ke kahite pare

6. nama gun a karma cintaman i

kahe basu adabhuta bani

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 1. Lord Gaura is like a golden cloud showering torrents of tears.

 2. His virtues are a monsoon shower. The thunder of His voice makes the directions tremble.

 3. The lightning of His mercy shines day and night. Day and night He showers rains of ecstatic spiritual love.

 4. He makes the surface of the earth muddy with bliss. From that mud grow trees bearing many different kinds of fruits of ecstatic spiritual love.

 5. Each fruit is sweet with newer and newer nectar. Who has the power to describe the love they bear 6. His names, virtues, and actions are all cintaman i jewels. His voice filled with wonder, Vasu speaks these words.

 

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Song 2 Shri Nityanandacandrasya (of Lord Nityanandacandra) (Bala-raga or Suha-i-raga)

 

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1. arun a basane bibidha bhusan e

 cire paga nata-patiya

caudike heri bahu-yuga tuli

 nace hari bala baliya

2. (Refrain) nita-i raggiya nace

arun a nayane o can da badane

 kata na madhuri ache

3. calana sundara matta karibara

 nupura jhagkrta kariya

bhabe abaca nahi diga paca gaura bali hugkariya

4. yateka bhakata dharan i luthata

 heri o canda-bayaniya

basudeba ghosa e rase baYcita

 maga prema-rasa daniya

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 1. Wearing saffron garments, many ornaments, and a colorful turban, and glancing in the four directions, Lord Nityananda raises His arms, dances, and chants, "Haribol!"

 2. (Refrain) Lord Nityananda gracefully dances. His eyes are reddish. His face is like the moon. Is He not filled with sweetness 3. He moves gracefully like a wild elephant. His anklets jangle. He is overcome with ecstasy. The four directions are not steady for Him. He makes a great roaring sound of “Gaura!"

 4. He rolls on the ground. The devotees surround Him and gaze at His moonlike face. Cheating of being able to taste the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love, Vasudeva Ghosa begs: Please give me some of the nectar of pure spiritual love.

 

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Song 2 Shri Nityanandacandrasya (of Lord Nityanandacandra) (Sindhuda-raga)

 

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1. nita-i kebala patita janara bandhu

jiba-cira-pun ya-phale bidhi ani mila-ola

 ragka majhe ratanera sindhu

2. diga nehariya yaya dake pahum gora-raya

 abani padaye murachiya

nija sahacara mile nita-i kariya kole

 siYce pahum canda mukha caYa

3. naba-guYjarun a agkhi preme chala chala dekhi

 sumeru upare mandakini

megha-gabhira-nade puna bhaya bali dake

 pada-bhare kampita medini

4. nita-i karun amaya jibe dila prema-caya

 ye prema bidhira abidita

nija gun a prema-dane bhasa-ila tri-bhubane

 basudeba ghosa se baYcita

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 1. Lord Nitai is the fallen soul's only friend. After may past pious deeds a soul, by destiny, will meet Lord Nityananda. In the midst of poverty he finds an ocean of jewels.

 2. Glancing in the four directions, Lord Nitai calls out, "Gaura Raya!", and falls unconscious to the ground. The Lord's companions surround Him. Lord Nitai embraces them. Gazing at them, the Lord sprinkles them with tears flowing from the moon of His face.

 3. From the khaYjana birds of His reddish eyes flow streams of tears of spiritual love, streams of tears like a celestial Gagga flowing from golden Mount Sumeru. In a voice like a thundering cloud, again and again He calls for His brothers,the devotees. The weight of His footsteps makes the earth tremble.

 4. To the fallen souls

merciful Lord Nitai gave the gift of ecstatic spiritual love, a gift the demigod Brahma did not know even existed. By His own kindness Lord Nitai plunged the three worlds in the flooding nectar of that love. Everyone was plunged. Only Vasudeva Ghosa was not. Only he was cheated of that nectar.

 

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Song 1 Shri Gaurachandrasya (of Lord Gaurachandra) (Kamoda-raga)

 

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1. (Refrain) gauragga bihara-i parama anande

nityananda kari sagge gagga-pulina ragge

 hari hari bale nija-brnde

2. kaYca kaYcana man i gora-rupa taha jini

 dagamagi prema-taragge

o naba-kusuma-dama  gale dole anupama

 helana narahari-agge

3. priyatama gadadhara dhariya se bama kara

 nija gun a ga-oye gobinde

bhabe bharala tanu pulaka kadamba janu

 garajana yaichana simhe

4. isata hasiya ksan e arun a-nayana-kon e

 royata kiba abhilase

sogari se saba khela brndabana-rasa-lila

 ki baliba basudeba ghose

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 1. (Refrain) Filled with bliss, Lord Gauragga enjoys many pastimes. Accompanied by Nityananda and a host of devotees, on the Gagga's banks He chants, "Hari! Hari!"

 2. His fair form defeats the new topaz. Playing in waves of spiritual love, He dives and surfaces. A peerless garland of new flowers moves to and fro on His neck. He leans against Narahari's body.

 3. Grasping dearmost Gadadhara's left hand, He sings His own glories, the glories of Lord Govinda. His body is overcome with ecstatic love. The hairs of his body stand erect. He roars like a lion.

 4. Another moment He gently smiles. What desire glistens in the glance from the corner of His reddish eyes? He suddenly remembers all His pastimes in Vrndavana. Ah, what will Vasudeva Ghosa say now

 

(Tori-raga)

 

1. cita-cora gaura mora

preme matta magana bhora

akincana jana kara-i kora

patita adhama bandhuya

2. bhubana-tarana-karana nama

jiba lagiya tejala dhama

prakata ha-ila nadiya-nagare

yaiche sarada induya

3. asima mahima ko karu ora

yubati-yaubana jibana cora

bidhi niramila ki diya gaura

bada-i rasera sindhuya

4. dekhite dekhita lagaye sukha

harala sakala manera dukha

basu ghosa kahe kiba se rupa

nirakhi cita sananduya

 

 

 

Song 24 (Baradi-raga)

 

 

1. abatara kaila bada bada

emana karuna kona yuge nahi ara

2. prati ghare ghare suni premera kandana

kali-yuge hari-nama rahila ghosana

3. sukha sayarera ghate diya premera bhara

bhala hata patiyacha premera pasara

4. jaga-i madha-i tara chila du-i bha-i

hari-nama uddharila chaitanya gosani

5. basudeba ghosa kahe na habe emana

kali-yuge dhanya nama chaitanya-ratana