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Vibhavari-Shesha

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

vibhavari-shesha, aloka-pravesha,

nidra chadi’ utha jiva

bala’ hari hari, mukunda murari,

rama krishna hayagriva (1)

 

Night is over; the light of dawn is coming - Arise, O soul, give up your sleep! Chant

the names of Hari! Mukunda! Murari! Rama! Krishna! and Hayagriva!

Hari steals all our anarthas, sins and miseries. Mukunda easily gives liberation and

more than that, prema-sukha. His smiling face is beautiful like the very fragrant white

kunda flower. Murari killed the Mura demon‚ who represents all the bad things in our

hearts. Rama - Krishna’s expansion as His elder brother Balarama. Krishna - the attractor

of all living beings. Hayagriva - the incarnation of Rama and Krishna with the head

of a horse who gave the Vedas and Upanishads.

 

nrisimha vamana, shri madhusudana,

vrajendra-nandana shyama

putana-ghatana, kaitabha-shatana,

jaya dasharathi-rama (2)

 

Nrisimha, Vamana, Shri Madhusudana, the son of Nanda Maharaja, Shyama! He is the

killer of Putana and Kaitabha! All glories to the son of King Dasharatha, Lord Rama!

Nrisimha removes obstacles to devotion, thus allowing love and affection to develop

in the devotee’s heart. Vamana cheated Bali Maharaja and returned the kingdom to

the demigods. Bali surrendered himself to Vamanadeva, who helps the devotees achieve

atma-nivedana, full surrender. Shri Madhusudana removes all attachment to the material

world and always tastes madhu, the nectar of Shrimati Radharani’s lips. Vrajendranandana

Shyama always stays in Vraja and beautifies (shyama) His abode. Putana-ghatana

removes impurities from the heart of the jiva. Kaitabha-shatana destroys duplicity.

 

yashoda-dulala, govinda gopala,

vrindavana-purandara

gopi-priya-jana, radhika-ramana,

bhuvana-sundara-vara (3)

 

He is the darling son of Yashoda (yashoda-dulala), He supports, nourishes and gives

pleasure to the cows, their pastures, all gopas and gopis (govinda gopala), the King

(Indra) of Vrindavana (vrindavana-purandara), the dearmost beloved of the gopis

(gopi-priya-jana), always giving pleasure to Radhika and She to Him (radhikaramana),

He is the unsurpassed beauty of the entire world (bhuvana-sundara-bara)!

 

ravanantakara, makhana-taskara,

gopi-jana-vastra-hari

vrajera rakhala, gopa-vrinda-pala,

citta-hari vamshi-dhari (4)

 

To Ravana, who stole Sita, thinking that Bhagavan is without potency, He is death

personified (ravanantakara); to the elderly gopis, a butterthief, stealing their love

and affection in the form of their butter (makhana-taskara); He is the thief of the

garments of the very young gopis who are His very own potency (gopi-jana-vastrahari);

He is the protector and maintainer of Vraja (vrajera rakhala); guardian of the

gopas (gopa-vrinda-pala); He steals the hearts of all with His flute (citta-hari vamshi-

dhari).

 

yogindra-vandana, shri nanda-nandana,

vraja-jana-bhaya-hari

navina-nirada, rupa-manohara,

mohana-vamshi-vihari (5)

 

He is always worshiped by the great yogis, Shukadeva, Narada, Vyasa (yogindravandana);

the beautiful son of Nanda Maharaja (shri nanda-nandana); He removes

the fears of the residents of Vraja (vraja-jana-bhaya-hari); He is like a fresh raincloud

(navina nirada); enchanting the minds of the Vrajavasis with His beauty (rupa

manohara); He wanders about, playing the flute and charming everyone (mohanava

mshi-bihari)!

 

yashoda-nandana, kamsa-nisudana,

nikunja-rasa-vilasi

kadamba-kanana, rasa-parayana,

vrinda-vipina-nivasi (6)

 

He is Yashoda’s sweet, soft little boy (yashoda-nandana), and on the other hand the

killer of Kamsa (kamsa-nisudana). He performs His confidential loving affairs in the

pleasure-groves of Vrindavana (nikunja-rasa-vilasi). He is devoted to enjoying rasa

(rasa-parayana) in the kunjas in the vast Kadamba garden (kadamba-kanana).

 

ananda-vardhana, prema-niketana,

phula-shara-yojaka kama

gopangana-gana-citta-vinodana,

samasta-guna-gana-dhama (7)

 

He enhances the ocean of bliss (ananda-varddhana); He is the divine abode of pure

love (prema-niketana); He is the transcendental Cupid who incites the beautiful

gopis’ kama or divine lust with five flowered arrows (phula-shara-yojaka kama);

giving pleasure to the gopis’ hearts (gopangana-gana-citta-vinodana); He is the

abode of all good qualities (samasta-guna-dhama)!

 

yamuna-jivana, keli-parayana,

manasa-candra-cakora

nama-sudha-rasa, gao krishna-yasha

rakho vacana mana mora (8)

 

Yamuna is the life of Krishna because He does rasa on her banks, and He is the life of

Yamuna because He frolics in her waters (yamuna-jivana); He is always absorbed in

amorous pastimes (keli-parayana); He is the moon of the gopis’ minds, which are like

cakora birds who subsist only upon moonlight (manasa-candra-cakora). “O mind,

always remember these words (rakha vacana mana mora) and sing Krishna’s glories

(gao krishna-jasha) in the form of these holy names which are full of nectar (namasudha-

rasa).”