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Shri Gurudeva Arati

Shrimad Bhaktivedanta Trivikrama Maharaja

 

jaya jaya gurudeva shri bhakti prajnana

parama mohana-rupa arta-vimocana (1)

 

All glories, all glories to our divine master, Shri Shrimad Bhakti Prajnana Keshava

Maharaja, whose supremely charming figure is the shelter for suffering humanity...

 

murtimanta shri vedanta ashubha-nashana

‘bhakti grantha shri vedanta’ tava vighoshana (2)

 

...who is the very embodiment of Vedanta, who is the annihilator of everything

inauspicious, and who boldly declared that Shri Vedanta is essentially a book of

bhakti.

 

vedanta samiti-dipe shri-siddhanta-jyoti

arati tomara tahe haya niravadhi (3)

 

Upon the lamp of the Shri Gaudiya Vedanta Samiti, the splendid light of scriptural

conclusion burns, and with that lamp your arati is perpetually performed.

 

shri-vinoda-dhara-taile dipa prapurita

rupanuga-dhupe dasha-dik amodita (4)

 

That lamp is filled with the oil of Bhaktivinoda-dhara - the current of the teachings

flowing from Bhaktivinoda - and teachings of the followers of Shri Rupa are the

incense that delights the ten directions with its sweet fragrance.

 

sarva-shastra-sugambhira karuna-komala

yugapat sushobhana vadana-kamala (5)

 

His lotus face simultaneously radiates stern gravity rooted in his profound realization

of all the shastras and softness born of his deep compassion.

 

svarna-kanti vinindita shri-anga-shobhana

yati-vasa paridhane jagat-kalyana (6)

 

The luster of his beautiful bodily limbs, dressed in the robes of renunciation for the

welfare of the entire creation, vanquishes the effulgence of molten gold.

 

nana chade sajjana camara dhulaya

gaura-jana ucca-kanthe sumadhura gaya (7)

 

With many moods Shri Sajjana¹ fans him with a camara while Shri Gaura-narayana²

sings very sweetly at the top of his voice.

 

sumangala nirajana kare bhakta-gana

duramati dura haite dekhe trivikrama (8)

 

From a distance the foolish Trivikrama beholds the devotees performing this immensely

auspicious arati.

 

1. Shrila Vamana Maharaja’s name before accepting sannyasa.

2. Shrila Narayana Maharaja’s name before accepting sannyasa