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Shrila Narottama-prabhor-astaka

Eight Prayers Glorifying Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura

 

1

shri-krishna-namamrta-varsi-vaktra-

candra-prabha-dhvasta-tamo-bharaya

gaurangadevanucaraya tasmai

namo namah shrila-narottamaya

 

I offer respectful obeisances to Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura, a sincere follower of Lord Gaurangadeva.  Emitting a shower of the nectar of the holy name, with its splendour, the moon of His mouth destroys the darkness of ignorance.

 

2

sankirtananandaja-manda-hasya

danta-dyuti-dyotita-dinmukhaya

svedasru-dhara-snapitaya tasmai

namo namah shrila-narottamaya

 

I offer my respectful obeisances to Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura.  Blissful by singing Krishna’s glories, he would become bathed in streams of perspiration and the splendour of his teeth and gentle smile would illuminate all directions.

 

3

mrdanga-nama-sruti-matra-cancat-

padambuja-dvandva-manoharaya

sadyah samudyat-pulakaya tasmai

namo namah shrila-narottamaya

 

I offer my respectful obeisances to Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura.  Hearing the mrdangas and the sound of the holy name, he would dance, moving his enchanting lotus feet and the hairs of his body erect in ecstasy.

 

4

gandharva-garva-ksapana-svalasya-

vismapitasesa-krti-vrajaya

sva-srsta-gana-prathitaya tasmai

namo namah shrila-narottamaya

 

I offer respectful obeisances to Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura.  His dancing dispelled the Gandharvas’ pride.  His devotional activities filled everyone with wonder.  His songs made Him famous.

 

5

ananda-murcchavani-pata-bhata-

dhuli-bharalankrta-vigrahaya

yad-darsanam bhagya-bharena tasmai

namo namah shrila-narottamaya

 

I offer respectful obeisances to Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura.  He would sometimes faint in ecstasy and fall to the ground, his body decorated with dust.  The very fortunate would see him in that way.

 

6

sthale sthale yasya krpa-prabhabhih

krishnanya-trsna jana-samhatinam

nirmulita eva bhavanti tasmai

namo namah shrila-narottamaya

 

I offer respectful obeisances to Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura.  In place after place the splendour of his mercy uprooted the people’s thirst for anything other than Krishna.

 

7

yad-bhakti-nisthopala-rekhikeva

sparsah punah sparsamaniva yasya

pramanyam evam srutivad yadiyam

tasmai namah shrila-narottamaya

 

I offer respectful obeisances to Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura.  His firm faith in devotional service to Krishna is like a necklace of precious stones.  His touch is like a sparsamani jewel.  His words are like the four Vedas.

 

8

murtaiva bhaktih kim ayam kim esa

vairagya-saras tanuman nr-loke

sambhavyate yah krtibhih sadaiva

tasmai namah shrila narottamaya

 

I offer respectful obeisances to Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura.  The devotees always wonder: Is he devotional service personified?  Is he the essence of renunciation who has descended to the world of human beings in this form?

 

9

rajan-mrdanga-karatala-kalabhiramam

gauranga-gana-madhu-pana-bharabhiramam

shriman-narottama-padambuja-manju-nrtyam

bhrtyam krtarthayatu mam phalitesta-krtyam

 

May the dancing of Shri Narottama’s lotus feet, which is graceful with the melodious sounds of karatalas and mrdangas, and which is sweet with the honey of Lord Gauranga, fulfil the spiritual desires of me, his servant.