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Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura
narada muni, bajaya vina, ‘radhika-ramana’ name
nama amani, udita haya, bhakata-gita-same (1)
The supremely rasika Narada Muni plays his vina, singing the names of Shri Radhikaramana.
Hearing this kirtana, nami Shri Radha and Shri Radhika-ramana Themselves
immediately descend, dancing and tasting the bhava of Their own devotees.
amiya-dhara, varishe ghana, shravana-yugale giya
bhakata-jana, saghane nace, bhariya apana hiya (2)
Like a heavy downpour, a flood of nectar in the form of Their holy names enters the
devotees’ ears, causing their hearts to expand with joy, and they also begin to dance.
madhuri-pura, asava pashi’, mataya jagata-jane
keha va kade, keha va nace, keha mate mane mane (3)
Upon drinking through the ears this inebriating nectar, all beings in the whole
universe become maddened - some weep, some dance and others become fully
intoxicated within their minds.
panca-vadana, narade dhari’, premera saghana rola
kamalasana, naciya bale, ‘bola bola hari bola’ (4)
Five-faced Lord Shiva embraces Narada and, filled with prema, loudly sings the holy
name while Brahmaji enthusiastically begins to dance and calls out, “Haribol! Haribol!”
sahasranana, parama-sukhe, ‘hari hari’ bali’ gaya
nama-prabhave, matila vishva, nama-rasa sabe paya (5)
Thousand-faced Sheshanaga, feeling supreme happiness, sings out, “Hari! Hari!” By the
astonishing influence of nama, the whole universe becomes maddened and all taste
the wonderful rasa of the holy name.
shri-krishna-nama, rasane sphuri’, pura’la amara asha
shri-rupa-pade, jacaye iha, bhakativinoda dasa (6)
This servant Bhaktivinoda prays to the lotus feet of Shri Rupa Gosvami, “May the holy
name manifest on my tongue, thus fulfilling all my desires.”