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Shri Ganga-Narayanadevashtaka

Eight Prayers Glorifying Shri Ganga-Narayanadeva

 

by Shrila Vishvanatha Cakravarti

 

 

Text 1

 

kula-sthitan karmina uddidirshur

     gangaiva yasmin kripaya vishesha

shri-cakravarti dayatam sa ganga-

     narayanah prema-rasambudhir mam

 

     kula - with family; sthitan - staying; karmina - fruitive workers; uddidirshuh - desiring to deliver; ganga - the Ganga; eva - indeed; yasmin - in whom; kripaya - with mercy; vishesha - specific; shri-cakravarti - Shri cakravarti; dayatam - maygive mercy; sah - he; ganga- narayanah - Ganga-Narayana; prema - of spiritual love; rasa - nectar; ambudhih - ocean; mam - to me.

 

 

     May Shri Ganga-Narayana Cakravarti, who is a nectar ocean of spiritual love, be merciful to me. As the Ganga herself delivers them, he yearns to deliver the karmis rapt in family life.

 

 

Text 2

 

narottamo bhakty-avatara eva

     yasmin sva-shaktim nidadhau mudaiva

shri-cakravarti dayatam sa ganga-

     narayanah prema-rasambudhir mam

 

     narottamah - Narottama; bhakty-avatara - the incarnation of devotional service; eva - indeed; yasmin - in whom; svashaktim - own potency; nidadhau - placed; muda - happily; eva - indeed.

 

 

     May Shri Ganga-Narayana Cakravarti, who is a nectar ocean of spiritual love, be merciful to me. Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura, who was an incarnation of pure devotional service, happily gave his own powers to Shri Ganga-Narayana.

 

 

Text 3

 

vrindavane yasya yashah prasiddham

     adyapi giyeta satam sadahsu

shri-cakravarti dayatam sa ganga-

     narayanah prema-rasambudhir mam

 

     vrindavane - in Vrindavana; yasya - of whom; yashah - fame; prasiddham - glorious; adya - today; api -  - even; giyeta - issung; satam - of the devotees; sadahsu - in the assemblies.

 

 

     May Shri Ganga-Narayana Cakravarti, who is a nectar ocean of spiritual love, be merciful to me. Even today his glories are sung in the assemblies of devotees in Vrindavana.

 

 

Text 4

 

govindadeva-dvibhujatva-shamsi-

     shrutim vadan sad-vipadam nirasthat

shri-cakravarti dayatam sa ganga-

     narayanah prema-rasambudhir mam

 

     govindadeva - of Lord Govindadeva; dvibhujatva - the state of having two arms; shamsi - praising; shrutim - the scriptures; vadan - explaining; sat - of the devotees; vipadam - the calamity; nirasthat - refuted.

 

 

     May Shri Ganga-Narayana Cakravarti, who is a nectar ocean of spiritual love, be merciful to me. Proving from scripture that the original form of the Lord is two-armed Lord Govinda, he stopped the calamity that was about to fall on the devotees.

 

 

Text 5

 

saushilya-yukto guna-ratna-rashih

     panditya-sarah-pratibha-vivasvan

shri-cakravarti dayatam sa ganga-

     narayanah prema-rasambudhir mam

 

     saushilya-yuktah - with good character; guna-ratna-rashih - a host of the jewels of virtues; panditya-sarah - ofm great learning; pratibha - with the light; vivasvan - the sun-god.

 

 

     May Shri Ganga-Narayana Cakravarti, who is a nectar ocean of spiritual love, be merciful to me. His character was saintly. He was decorated withe the jewels of many virtues. He was like a sun-god brilliant with the light of great learning.

 

 

Text 6

 

janan kripa-drishtibhir eva sadyah

     prapadyamanan sva-pade 'karod yah

shri-cakravarti dayatam sa ganga-

     narayanah prema-rasambudhir mam

 

     janan - the people; kripa - of mercy; drishtibhih - withglances; eva - indeed; sadyah - at once; prapadyamanan - surrendering;sva-pade - own feet; akarot - did; yah - who.

 

 

     May Shri Ganga-Narayana Cakravarti, who is a nectar ocean of spiritual love, be merciful to me. Mercifully glancing on the souls surrendered to him, he gave them all shelter at his feet.

 

 

Text 7

 

loke prabhutvam sthira-bhakti-yogam

     yasmai svayam gauraharir vyatanit

shri-cakravarti dayatam sa ganga-

     narayanah prema-rasambudhir mam

 

     loke - in the world; prabhutvam - the state of being the master; sthira-bhakti-yogam - fixed in devotional service; yasmai - in whom; svayam - personally; gauraharih - Lord Chaitanya; vyatanit - gave.

 

 

     May Shri Ganga-Narayana Cakravarti, who is a nectar ocean of spiritual love, be merciful to me. Lord Chaitanya personally made him fixed in devotional service, which is the most glorious thing in the world.

 

 

Text 8

 

vrindavaniyati-rahasya-bhakter

     jnanam vina yam na kuto 'pi siddhyet

shri-cakravarti dayatam sa ganga-

     narayanah prema-rasambudhir mam

 

     vrindavaniya - of Vrindavana; ati-rahasya - very confidential; bhakteh - of devotional service; jnanam - knowledge; vina - without; yam - whom; na - not; kuto 'pi - in any way; siddhyet - attains perfection.

 

 

     May Shri Ganga-Narayana Cakravarti, who is a nectar ocean of spiritual love, be merciful to me. He taught the confidential devotional service performed by the residents of Vraja. Without understanding that service no one can attain perfection.

 

 

Text 9

 

vishrambhavan yash caraneshu ganga-

     narayanah prema-rasamburasheh

etat pathed ashtakam eka-cittah

     sa tat-parivara-padam prayati

 

     vishrambhavan - a faithful person; yah - who; caraneshu - at the feet; ganga-narayanah - Ganga-Narayanah; prema-rasamburasheh - ofnthe ocean of love; etat - this; pathet - reads; ashtakam - eight verses; eka-cittah - with a single heart;sa - he; tat-parivara-padam - the comoany of his followers; prayati - attains.

 

 

     A person who has faith in his feet and who with a single heart reads these eight prayers glorifying Shri Ganga-Narayana Cakravarti, who is a nectar ocean of spiritual love, will become his associate in the spiritual world.