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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

appear there.

 

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.