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Shri Gaura Arati

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

(words in light italics have been added by other Vaishnavas)

 

jaya jaya goracadera aratika shobha

jahnavi-tata-vane jaga-mano-lobha

jaga-janera mano lobha

gaurangera arati shobha, jaga-janera mano lobha

jahnavi-tata-vane, jaga-janera mano lobha (1)

 

dakshine nitai-cada vame gadadhara

nikate advaita shrinivasa chatra-dhara

shrinivasa chatra-dhare

gaurangera arati-kale, shrinivasa chatra-dhare (2)

 

basiyache goracada ratna-simhasane

ratna-simhasana alo kari he

arati karena brahma-adi deva-gane

deva-gane arati kare

gaura-nityanandera arati-kale, deva-gane arati kare

brahma-adi deva-gane, gaurangera arati kare (3)

 

narahari-adi kari’ camara dhulaya

sanjaya-mukunda-vasu-ghosha-adi gaya

vasu-ghoshe gana kare

‘jaya nitai’ ‘jaya gaura’ bole, vasu-ghoshe gana kare

ami gaura-kripa pabo bole, vasu-ghoshe gana kare

amaya daya kara bole, vasu-ghoshe gana kare (4)

 

shankha baje, ghanta baje, baje karatala

madhura mridanga baje parama rasala

madhura madhu, madhu baje

gaura-nityanandera arati-kale, madhura madhu madhu baje

shankha-ghanta khol-karatala, madhura madhu madhu baje (5)

 

bahu-koti candra jini’ vadana ujjvala

gala-deshe vana-mala kare jhalamala

mala, jhalamala jhalamala jhalamala kare

gaura-gale vana-phullera mala, jhalamala jhalamala jhalamala kare

mala, na dulale apani dole

gadadhararera gatha mala, na dulale apani dole

gaura-gale vana-phullera mala, na dulale apani dole (6)

 

shiva-shuka-narada preme gada-gada

bhakativinoda dekhe gorara sampada

gorara sampada sei ta’ dekhe

se ye gaura boli ara jane nare, gorara sampada sei ta’ dekhe

ye jana gaura-pade prana shapeche, gorara sampada sei ta’ dekhe

‘ohe gaura’ boli jane nare, gorara sampada sei ta’ dekhe (7)

 

All glories, all glories to the beautiful arati of Shri Gauranga being performed in a

forest on the banks of the Jahnavi (Ganga), attracting the minds and hearts of all. (1)

 

On the right of Gauranga is the moonlike Nityananda Prabhu (nitai-canda), on the

left is Gadadhara Pandita, and on the sides are Advaita Prabhu and Shrivasa Pandita,

who holds the umbrella. (2)

 

Shri Gauranga is seated on a jeweled throne. Brahma is performing the arati along with

other demigods. (3)

 

Narahari Sarakara Thakura and others fan with camaras as many others like Sanjaya

Pandita, Mukunda Datta and Vasudeva Ghosha sing songs. (4)

 

The sounds of the conch, bell and karatalas mix with the sweet sound of the

mridangas, producing the most relishable ambrosia for the ears. (5)

 

Shri Gauranga’s brilliant face conquers the glow of many millions of moons, and the

garland of forest flowers about His neck splendorously shines. (6)

 

Shiva, Shukadeva Gosvami and Narada Muni’s voices have become choked up with

prema. Thus, Bhaktivinoda Thakura is seeing the glories of Shri Gauranga. (7)