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‘Hari’ Bole Modera Gaura Elo
Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Refrain: ‘hari’ bo’le modera gaura elo
elo re gauranga-cada preme elo-thelo
nitai-advaita-sange godrume pashilo (1)
Our Gauranga Mahaprabhu came chanting "Hari! Hari!"
Shri Gauracanda came looking very disheveled as if mad, due to prema. Along with
Nityananda Prabhu and Advaita Acarya, He entered the land of Godruma.
sankirtana-rase mete’ nama bilaila
namera hate ese’ preme jagat bhasaila (2)
Deeply absorbed in sankirtana-rasa, He distributed the holy name, and having come
to the marketplace of the holy name, He caused the whole universe to swim in prema.
godruma-vasira aja duhkha dure gela
bhakta-vrinda-sange asi’ hata jagaila (3)
Today all the miseries of the residents of Godrumadvipa have gone away, for Gauranga,
having come here with all His devotees, caused the marketplace of the holy name to
nadiya bhramite gora ela namera hate
gaura ela hate, sange nitai ela hate (4)
Wandering all over the land of Nadiya, Gaurasundara along with Nityananda came to
the marketplace of the holy name.
nace matoyara nitai godrumera mathe
jagat mataya nitai premera malasate (5)
Maddened with ecstasy, Nityananda Prabhu danced in the meadows of Godruma. Due
to prema, He moved His powerful arms like a challenging wrestler and thus overwhelmed
the universe in rapture.
(tora dekhe ja re) advaitadi bhakta-vrinda nace ghate ghate
palaya duranta kali padiya vibhrate (6)
All of you please come and see the Vaishnavas headed by Advaita Acarya dancing
along the banks of the Ganges, going from one ghata to the next. At such a sight the
wicked personality Kali falls into great danger and runs for his life.
ki sukhe bhasila jiva goracadera nate
dekhiya shuniya pashandira vuka phate (7)
Why did all the jivas swim in the ocean of happiness? Because by seeing Gaurasundara’s
dancing and hearing His voice, even the heart of the atheist breaks.