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Shri Gadadharashtaka

Eight Prayers Glorifying Gadadhara Prabhu

 

 

Text 1

 

sva-bhakti-yoga-lasinam sada vraje viharinam

     hari-priya-ganagragam shacisuta-priyeshvaram

saradha-krishna-sevana-prakashakam mahashayam

     bhajamy aham gadadharam supanditam gurum prabhum

 

     sva—own; bhakti-yoga—devotional service; lasinam—splendid; sada—constantly; vraje—in Vraja; viharinam—performing pastimes; hari-priya—of the gopis who are very dear to Lord Hari; gana—of the community; agra-gam—the mostimportant; saci-suta—Lord Chaitanya, the Son of Saci-devi;priya—dear; ishvaram—Lord; sa-radha—accompanied by ShrimatiRadharani; krishna—of Lord Krishna; sevana—the devotional service; prakashakam—manifesting; mahasayam—exalted personality; bhajami—worship; aham—I; gadadharam—Gadadhara; su—very; panditam—learned; gurum—spiritualmaster; prabhum—lord.

 

 

     I worship the greatly learned and exalted spiritual master,Gadadhara Prabhu, who appears very splendid, engaged in the Lord`s devotional service. He always performs pastimes in Vraja,where he is very prominent among the gopis, who are very dear to Lord Hari. Lord Chaitanya, the Son of Saci is the dear Lord ofGadadhara Prabhu, who is preaching the service of Radha andKrishna.

 

 

Text 2

 

navojjvaladi- bhavana-vidhana-karma-paragam

     vicitra-gaura-bhakti-sindhu-ranga-bhanga-lasinam

suraga-marga-darsakam vrajadi-vasa-dayakam

     bhajamy aham gadadharam supanditam gurum prabhum

 

     nava—nine; ujjvala—the rasa of conjugal love; adi-etc;bhavana—of meditation; viddhana—performance; karma—activities; paragam—very expert; vicitra—amazing; gaura—ofLord Chaitanya; bhakti—of devotional service; sindhu—ocean;ranga—in the arena; bhanga—in the waves; lasinam—dancing;suraga—of spontaneous devotional service (raganuga-bhakti);marga—of the path; darsakam—preaching; vraja—of Vraja;adi—beginning; vasa—residence; dayakam—giving.

 

 

     I worship the greatly learned spiritual master, GadadharaPrabhu. He is expertly absorbed in meditation on the nine rasas of devotional service, beginning with ujjvala-rasa (conjugallove), and he dances in the waves of the amazing ocean ofdevotional service to Lord Chaitanya. He preaches the path ofraganuga-bhakti (spontaneous devotional service), and He is a fit person to attain residence in the transcendental land ofVraja.

 

Text 3

 

sacisutanghri-sara-bhakta-vrinda-vandya-gauravam

     gaura-bhava-citta-padma-madhya-krishna-vallabham

mukunda-gaura-rupinam svabhava-dharma-dayakam

     bhajamy aham gadadharam supanditam gurum prabhum

 

     saci-suta—of Lord Chaitanya, the son of Saci-devi; sara—best; bhakta—of the devotees; vrinda—of the community;vandya—worshippable; gauravam—importance; gaura—of LordChaitanya; bhava—nature; citta—of the mind; padma—on thelotus flower; madhya—in the middle; krishna—to krishna; vallabham—very dear; mukunda—Lord Mukunda; gaura—golden; rupinam—possessing a form; svabhava-dharma—own nature; dayakam—giving.

 

 

     I worship the greatly learned spiritual master, GadadharaPrabhu. The best of those who are devoted to the lotus feet ofLord Chaitanya, the Son of Saci-devi, offer respectful obeisances to him and treat him with great importance, and he is very dear to Lord Krishna, Who is seated in the middle of the lotus flower which is his heart, assuming His golden form ofChaitanya Mahaprabhu. He preaches that Lord Mukunda has assumed the golden form of Lord Chaitanya, and he returns the living entities to their constitutional position as servants of the Lord.

 

Text 4

 

nikunja-sevanadika-prakasanaika-karanam

     sada sakhi-rati-pradam maha-rasa-svarupakam

sadashritanghri-pankajam sariiri-sad-gurum varam

     bhajamy aham gadadharam supanditam gurum prabhum

 

     nikunja—in the groves of Vrndavana; sevana—devotionalservice; adika—at the beginning; prakasana—manifestation;eka—only; karanam—cause; sada—always; sakhi—of the gopis; rati—ecstatic love; pradam—giving; maha—great; rasa—of the nectarean mellows of devotional service; svarupakam—the personification; sat—eternal; ashrita—sheltered; anghri—feet; pankajam—lotus flower; sariri—of the living entities; sat—transcendental; gurum—spiritual master; varam—elevated.

 

 

     I worship the greatly learned and exalted spiritual master,Gadadhara Prabhu. It is only because of him that the truth of the exalted devotional service performed by the intimate associates of Krishna in the forests and groves of Vrindavana has been revealed. He is preaching the ecstatic love ttained by the gopies, and he is indeed a personification of the mellowsof devotional service. The saintly devotees take shelter of his lotus feet, and he teaches the truth of spiritual life to the living entities.

 

Text 5

 

mahaprabhor maha-rasa-prakasanankuram priyam

     sada maha-rasankura-prakashanadi-vasanam

mahaprabhor vrajanganadi-bhava-moda-karakam

     bhajamy aham gadadharam supanditam gurum prabhum

 

     mahaprabhoh—of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu; maha—exaltedrasa—mellows of devotional service; prakasana—of the manifestation; ankuram—a sprout; priyam—dear; sada—continually; maha—of exalted; rasa—mellows of devotional service; ankura—of the water; prakasana—manifestation; adi—prominent; vasanam—garments; mahaprabhoh—of Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu; vraja—of Vraja; angana—of the gopies; adi—original; bhava—ecstatic love; moda—delight;karakam—causing.

 

 

     I worship the greatly learned spiritual master, Gadadhara Prabhu. He is very dear to Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, and it is as if he had sprouted from the manifestation of the Lord`s ecstatic love. He is always adorned with the garments of ecstatic love of Godhead, and He delights Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu by arousing in the Lord the ecstatic emotional love experienced by the gopis of Vraja.

 

Text 6

 

dvijendra-vrinda-vandya-pada-yugma-bhakti-vardhakam

     nijeshu radhikatmata-vapuh-prakashanagraham

ashesha-bhakti-shastra-shikshayojjvalamrita-prabam

     bhajamy aham gadadharam supanditam gurum prabhum

 

     dvija—of the brahmanas; indra—of the kings; vrinda—bythe multitudes; vandya—worshippable; pada—feet; yugma—pair;bhakti—devotional service; vardhakam—increasing; n ijeshu—among his own associates; radhika—of shrimati Radharani;atma—of the self; vapuh—of the form; prakasanan—manifestation; agraham—taking; as/esha—all; bhakti—describingdevotional service to Lord Krishna; sastra—of the scriptures;shikshaya—by the instructions; ujjvala—of the mellow of conjugal love; amrita—the nectar; pradam—giving.

 

 

     I worship the greatly learned spiritual master, Gadadhara Prabhu, who expands the mellows of devotional service and whoselotus feet are worshipped by the kings of the brahmanas. Among his confidential associates, he reveals his actual form asShrimati Radharani. He distributes the nectar of the ecstatic mellow of the gopis conjugal love, strictly followingthe instructions of all the devotional scriptures.

 

Text 7

 

muda nija-priyadika-svapada-padma-sindhubhir

     maha-rasarnavamrita-pradeshta-gaura-bhaktidam

sadashta-sattvikanvitam nijeshta-bhakti-dayakam

     bhajamy aham gadadharam supanditam gurum prabhum

 

     muda—with delight; nija—own; priya—beloved gopi (Shrimati Radharani); adika—beginning with; sva—own; pada—of the feet; padma—lotus; sidhubhih—with the nectar;maha—exalted; rasa—mellow of devotional service; arnava—ofthe ocean; amrita—nectar; pradeshta—shown; gaura—to LordChaitanya; bhakti—devotional service; dam—giving; sat—transcendental; ashta-eight; sattvika-sattvika—ecstaciesanvitam—endowed with; nija—own; ishta—worshippableLord; bhakti—devotional service; dayakam—giving.

 

 

     I worship the greatly learned spiritual master, Gadadhara Prabhu. With delight he is giving the devotional service of Lord Chaitanya which reveals the nectarean ocean of the most exalted mellows of devotional service, along with the nectar flowing from the lotus feet of the gopis, headed by Shrimati Radharani,who is most dear to Krishna. Gadadhara Prabhu is decorated with the eight transcendental ecstatic symptoms of sattvika-bhava, and he is distributing devotional service to his worshippable Lord Krishna.

 

Text 8

 

yadiya-riti-raga-ranga-bhanga-digdha-manaso

     naro `api yati turnam eva narya-bhava-bhajanam

tam ujjvalakta-cittam etu citta-matta-shatpado

     bhajamy aham gadadharam supanditam guram prabhum

 

     yadiya—related to whom; riti—methos; raga—spontaneous devotional service (raganuga-bhakti); ranga—with the color; bhanga—by the waves; digdha—anointed; manasah—mind; narah—conditioned soul; api—even; yati—goes; turnam—quickly; eva—indeed; narya-bhava—the most exalted stage oflove of God; bhajanam—a fit person; tam—that; ujjvala—with the mellow of conjugal love; akta—anointed; cittam—mind; etu—may go; citta—the mind; matta—maddened; shatpadah—bumble-bee.

 

 

     I worship the greatly learned spiritual master, GadadharaPrabhu. Even a conditioned soul, whose mind becomes anointed by the colorful waves of spontaneous devotional service as delineated by Gadadhara Prabhu, quickly attains the highest level of devotional service. He becomes like a maddened bumble-bee whose mind is anointed with the mellow of ujjvala-rasa(conjugal love).

 

Text 9

 

maha-rasamrita-pradam sada gadadharastakam

     pathet tu yah subhaktito vrajangana-ganotsavam

saci-tanuja-pada-padma-bhakti-ratna-yogyatam

     labheta radhika-gadadharanghri-padma-sevaya

 

     maha—great; rasa—of the mellows of devotional service; amrita—the nectar; pradam—giving; sada—regularly; gadadhara—glorifying Gadadhara Prabhu; ashtakam—eightverses; pathet—may read; tu—indeed; yah—who; subhaktitah—with great devotion; vraja—of Vraja; angana—of the gopies; gana—of the multitude; utsavam—festival; saci-tanuja-of Lord Chaitanya—the Son of Saci-devi; pada—for the feet;padma—lotus; bhakti—of devotional service; ratna—jewels;yogyatam—appropriateness; labeta—may he attain; radhika—Shrimati Radharani; gadadhara Prabhu; anghri—feet;padma—lotus; sevaya—by the service.

 

 

     These eight verses glorifying Gadadhara Prabhu distribute the nectat of the most exalted mellow of devotional service, and they are like a festival for the gopis of Vraja. If one regularly reads these verses and serves the lotus feet of Gadadhara Prabhu, who is an incarnation of Shrimati Radharani, then he will become qualified to attain the jewel of pure devotional service for the lotus feet of Lord Chaitanya,the son of Shaci-devi.