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Shri Shrimad Bhakti Prajnana Keshava Gosvami Maharaja
mangala shri guru-gaura mangala murati
mangala shri radha-krishna-yugala-piriti (1)
Glories to the auspicious forms of Shri Guru and Gaura, and all glories to Shri Radha-
Krishna’s auspicious amorous love.
mangala nishanta-lila mangala udaye
mangala arati jage bhakata-hridaye (2)
All glories to Their auspicious nishanta-lila which heralds the end of night and Their
auspicious awakening, bringing auspiciousness to all! Glories to mangala-arati,
which awakens a sphurti of that nishanta-lila within the devotees’ hearts!
tomara nidraya jiva nidrita dharaya
tava jagarane vishva jagarita haya (3)
While You sleep, the jivas lie sleeping deep in their ignorance, but upon Your rising,
the whole world awakens! [Meaning, if You manifest in their hearts, then all tattva
and all siddhanta will be revealed to them.]
shubha drishti kara ebe (prabhu) jagatera prati
jaguka hridaye mora sumangala rati (4)
(Prabhu!) Shower Your kind glance upon the world now. Awaken in my heart that most
mayura shukadi sari kata pikaraja
mangala jagara-hetu kariche viraja (5)
The peacocks, parrots, shuka, sari, and cuckoos (by Vrinda-devi’s order) are singing the
reasons for Your auspicious awakening.
sumadhura dhvani kare jata shakhi-gana
mangala shravane baje madhura kujana (6)
Sitting on the branches of the trees, all the birds sing their supremely sweet morning
melodies which resound throughout the forest. Those sweet, soft, auspicious sounds
come and grace everyone!
kusumita sarovare kamala-hillola
mangala saurabha vahe pavana kallola (7)
In the pond, which is filled with many varieties of flowers, the lotuses sway in the
center. The breezes spread their auspicious aromas in all directions, bringing pure
delight and joy to all.
jhajhara kasara ghanta shankha karatala
mangala mridanga baje parama rasala (8)
Large cymbals, gongs, bells, conches, karatalas and auspicious mridangas play the
mangala arati kare bhakatera gana
abhaga keshava (shri keshavera dasa) kare nama-sankirtana (9)
Performing mangala arati within the company of devotees, the unfortunate Keshava
(the servants of Shri Keshava) sings nama-sankirtana.