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Shriman Mahaprabhura Hari-Vasara-Vrata-Palana

Shriman Mahaprabhu’s Observance of Ekadashi

Shrila Vrindavana dasa Thakura

 

shri hari-vasare hari-kirtana-vidhana

nritya arambhila prabhu jagatera prana (1)

 

punyavanta shrivasa-angane shubharambha

uthila kirtana-dhvani ‘gopala’ ‘govinda’ (2)

 

mridanga-mandira baje shankha-karatala

sankirtana-sange saba haila mishala (3)

 

brahmanda bhedila dhvani puriya akasha

caudikera amangala jaya saba nasha (4)

 

ushah-kala haite nritya kare vishvambhara

yutha yutha haila jata gayana sundara (5)

 

shrivasa-pandita laiya eka sampradaya

mukunda laiya ara jana-kata gaya (6)

 

laiya govinda ghosha ara kata-jana

gauracandra-nritye sabe karena kirtana (7)

 

dhariya bulena nityananda mahabali

alakshite advaita layena pada-dhuli (8)

 

gadadhara-adi jata sajala-nayane

anande vihvala haila prabhura kirtane (9)

 

jakhana uddanda nace prabhu vishvambhara

prithivi kampita haya, sabe paya dara (10)

 

kakhana va madhura nacaye vishvambhara

jena dekhi nandera nandana natavara (11)

 

aparupa krishnavesha, aparupa nritya

anande nayana bhari’ dekhe saba bhritya (12)

 

nijanande nace mahaprabhu vishvambhara

caranera tala shuni ati manohara (13)

 

bhava-bhare mala nahi rahaye galaya

chindiya padaye giya bhakatera paya (14)

 

catur-dike shri-hari-mangala-sankirtana

majhe nace jagannatha-mishrera nandana (15)

 

ja’ra namanande shiva-vasana na jane

ja’ra yashe nace shiva, se nace apane (16)

 

ja’ra name valmiki haila tapodhana

ja’ra name ajamila paila mocana (17)

 

ja’ra nama shravane samsara-bandha ghuce

hena prabhu avatari’ kali-yuge nace (18)

 

ja’ra nama gai’ shuka-narada bedaya

sahasra-vadana prabhu ja’ra guna gaya (19)

 

sarva maha-prayashcitta je prabhura nama

se-prabhu nacaye, dekhe jata bhagyavana (20)

 

prabhura ananda dekhi’ bhagavata-gana

anyonye gala dhari’ karaye krandana (21)

 

sabara angete shobhe shri candana-mala

anande gayena krishna-rase hai’ bhola (22)

 

jateka vaishnava-saba kirtana-aveshe

na jane apana deha, anya jana kise (23)

 

jaya krishna-murari-mukunda-vanamali

ahar-nisha gaya sabe hai’ kutuhali (24)

 

ahar-nisha bhakta-sange nace vishvambhara

shranti nahi kara, sabe sattva-kalevara (25)

 

ei-mata nace mahaprabhu vishvambhara

nishi avashesha matra se eka prahara (26)

 

ei-mata ananda haya navadvipa-pure

prema-rase vaikunthera nayaka vihare (27)

 

e sakala punya katha je kare shravana

bhakta-sange gauracandre rahu ta’ra mana (28)

 

shri krishna-chaitanya-nityananda-cada jana

vrindavana-dasa tachu pada-yuge gana (29)

 

On Ekadashi day Mahaprabhu, who is the life and soul of all beings, decreed that

every-one should gather for kirtana. Hearing the sound of His own name, He began to

dance in ecstasy. (1)

 

In Shrivasa-angana, Shrivasa Thakura’s divine courtyard, He inaugurated the auspicious

reverberations of the kirtana in a booming voice: “Gopala! Govinda!” (2)

 

In the courtyard the sounds of the mridanga, small cymbals, conch, karatalas and

beautiful singing all mixed together. (3)

 

The loud sound passed through the entire brahmanda and filled the whole sky (reaching

Svetadvipa), destroying everything inauspicious in all the fourteen worlds. (4)

 

From morning Vishvambhara (He who nourishes and maintains the whole universe by

bhakti) started dancing. Many groups sang charmingly - each group singing a different

melody. (5)

 

Shrivasa Pandita was the guru of one group of kirtaniyas, and Mukunda was the lead

singer of another. (6)

 

Govinda Ghosha was the head of another group. Gaurachandra danced in the middle of

the whole kirtana party. (7)

 

The mighty Nityananda Prabhu protected Mahaprabhu when He swooned while dancing

as Advaita Acarya secretly took His foot-dust at that time. (8)

 

Tears came to Gadadhara, Mukunda, Shridhara and others upon hearing Mahaprabhu’s

kirtana, as the rising of ashta-sattvika bhavas overwhelmed their hearts. (9)

 

Vishvambhara danced with so much force that the earth trembled, causing all the devotees

to become afraid. (10)

 

Sometimes Vishvambhara danced so gracefully and sweetly that He appeared to be

natavara Nanda-nandana, the best of dancers. (11)

 

Mahaprabhu’s beauty is unequalled and unsurpassed, defeating even Krishna’s beauty

(even Krishna has no mahabhava). All His followers’ eyes filled with ananda seeing His

dancing. (12)

 

Mahaprabhu Vishvambhara danced, absorbed in ananda. Hearing the rhythm of His

dancing feet, the devotees became spellbound. (13)

 

As Mahaprabhu danced, being filled with bhava, His garland could not stay around

His neck but broke, all the flowers falling at the feet of His devotees. (14)

 

The auspicious sounds of shri harinama-sankirtana spread in every direction while

Jagannatha Mishra’s son danced in the midst of all the devotees. (15)

 

Shiva chants the same blissful name and becomes so absorbed in prema that his cloth

falls down. Hearing Mahaprabhu’s glories, Shiva starts to dance, and Mahaprabhu,

hearing His own glories, also dances. (16)

 

By this same nama Valmiki achieved the wealth of austerity - he saw all rama-lila.

And by this same nama all of Ajamila’s anarthas and aparadhas were pulled out by

the root. (17)

 

Hearing shri krishna-nama totally cuts all worldly attachments. Shri Krishna Himself came in

Kali-yuga as Mahaprabhu, dancing and advising all to chant krishna-nama. (18)

 

Shukadeva and Narada also chant this krishna-nama and distribute it. With thousands of

tongues Mahaprabhu sings the glories of this nama. (19)

 

Taking Mahaprabhu’s name constitutes the highest form of atonement. Seeing

Mahaprabhu dancing, the devotees became supremely fortunate. (20)

 

Seeing Mahaprabhu’s bliss, the devotees embraced each other and wept loudly (as the

rays of Mahaprabhu’s ananda entered their hearts). (21)

 

All the devotees attended kirtana and Mahaprabhu personally decorated their bodies

with candana and garlands. Shri Gaurasundara and the devotees sang and tasted krishnarasa

with great joy. (22)

 

Absorbed in kirtana, all the Vaishnava devotees completely lost sense of their own

bodies and everyone else around them. (23)

 

“Jaya krishna, murari, mukunda, vanamali.” Day and night all the devotees sang kirtana

in great happiness. (24)

 

Vishvambhara danced twenty-four hours with His devotees but never tired, because His

body was sattva-kalevara, fully transcendental. (25)

 

Daily Mahaprabhu (in full prema) danced in kirtana the whole night, and only stopped

three hours before sunrise. (26)

 

Daily Mahaprabhu, the hero who enjoys the prema-rasa of Vaikuntha (Svetadvipa),

tasted and distributed great bliss in Navadvipa. (27)

 

Gaurachandra and all His associates enter in the hearts of the devotees who hear the allvirtuous hari-katha with full faith. (Thus their hearts become Shrivasa-angana.) (28)

 

Vrindavana dasa says, “Shri Krishna Chaitanya and the moon-like Nityananda Prabhu are

my life and soul and I offer my dandavat-pranama at Their lotus feet.” (29)