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Mangala Arati

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

auspicious rati.

 

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

supreme rasa.

 

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.