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Kaha Na Gaura Katha
Shrila Narahari Sarakara
mana re! kaha na gaura katha
gaurera nama, amiyara dhama, piriti murati data (1)
O mind! Speak only about Gaura. Gaura’s name is the abode of nectar, and the
worshipable bestower of unnatojjvala-prema.
shayane gaura, svapane gaura, gaura nayanera tara
jivane gaura, marane gaura, gaura galara hara (2)
In sleeping - Gaura, in dreaming - Gaura. Gaura is the star of my eyes. In life - Gaura,
at the time of death - Gaura. Gaura’s name is the precious necklace I wear around my
hiyara majhare, gauranga rakhiya, virale basiya raba
manera sadhete, se rupa-cadere, nayane nayane thoba (3)
Keeping Gauranga inside my heart, I will sit alone and fix my mind on His enchanting
moon-like form. I will gaze in His eyes and become absorbed in His beauty.
gaura vihane, na vanchi parane, gaura ka’rechi sara
gaura baliya, jauka jivane, kichu na cahiba ara (4)
Without Gaura I cannot live. Gaura is my everything. I pray to give up my life taking
the name of Gaura - I ask for nothing else.
gaura gamana, gaura gathana, gaura mukhera hasi
gaura-piriti, gaura murati, hiyaya rahala pashi (5)
Gaura’s movements, Gaura’s nature, Gaura’s smiling face, Gaura’s love, Gaura’s full
form - all enter my heart.
gaura dharama, gaura karama, gaura vedera sara
gaura carane, parana sampinu, gaura karibena para (6)
Gaura is my dharma, Gaura is the object of my karma, Gaura is the essence of the
Vedas. I surrender my life at Gaura’s lotus feet. It is Gaura who will take me across (the
ocean of material existence).
gaura shabada, gaura sampada, jahara hiyaya jage
narahari dasa, tahara carane, satata sharana mage (7)
Gaura is the essential sound vibration and wealth for that person in whose heart He
manifests. Narahari dasa always prays to take shelter at the feet of such a person.