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Shri Navadvipashtakam

Shrila Rupa Gosvami

 

shri gauda-deshe sura-dirghikayas

tire ’ti-ramye pura-punya-mayyah

lasantam ananda-bharena nityam,

tam shri navadvipam aham smarami (1)

 

I am remembering Shri Navadvipa-dhama, the beautiful, virtuous land of Gaurasundara

on the charming bank of the Bhaghirathi. It is eternally shining and full of bliss.

 

yasmai paravyoma vadanti kecit

kecic ca goloka itirayanti

vadanti vrindavanam eva taj-jnas

tam shri navadvipam aham smarami (2)

 

I am remembering Shri Navadvipa-dhama. Some say it is the spiritual sky,

Vaikunthaloka; others say it is the transcendental realm of Goloka; but those who

have realized the truth know it as Shri Vrindavana-dhama.

 

yah sarva-dikshu sphuritaih sushitair

nana-drumaih supavanaih paritah

shri-gaura-madhyahna-vihara-patrais

tam shri navadvipam aham smarami (3)

 

I am remembering that Shri Navadvipa-dhama, which is pervaded by cool, gentle

breezes and where sublime groves with many kinds of shade trees manifested, providing

the setting for Gaurasundara’s midday lilas.

 

shri svar-nadi yatra vihara-bhumih

suvarna-sopana-nibaddha-tira

vyaptormibhir gaura-vagaha-rupais

tam shri navadvipam aham smarami (4)

 

I am remembering that Shri Navadvipa-dhama, where the celestial Mandakini Ganga

flows with great pleasure. Her banks have golden stairs (ghatas), and she becomes

full with high waves, dancing in joy when Gaurasundara takes His bath in her waters.

 

mahanty anantani grihani yatra

sphuranti haimani manoharani

pratyalayam yam shrayate sada shris

tam shri navadvipam aham smarami (5)

 

I am remembering that Shri Navadvipa-dhama, where there are uncountable beautiful

golden houses in which Lakshmi-devi always resides with the devotees. These houses

are so transcendentally charming that they automatically steal the mind.

 

vidya-daya kshanti-mukhaih samastaih

sadbhir gunair yatra janah prapannah

samstuyamana rishi-deva-siddhais

tam shri navadvipam aham smarami (6)

 

I am remembering that Shri Navadvipa-dhama, where the perfected souls are ornamented

by knowledge, compassion, tolerance, sacrifice and all transcendental qualities‚ and

who are glorified by the rishis, demigods, and siddhas.

 

yasyantare mishra-purandarasya

sananda-samyaika padam nivasah

shri-gaura-janmadika-liladhyas

tam shri navadvipam aham smarami (7)

 

I am remembering that Shri Navadvipa-dhama, where Purandara Jagannatha Mishra stays

with great pleasure, where all varieties of bliss come to reside (nivasa) in Gaurasundara’s

lotus feet, and where He performed His birth and other sweet pastimes.

 

gauro bhraman yatra harih sva-bhaktaih

sankirtana-prema-bharena sarvam

nimajjayaty ullasad-unmadabdhau

tam shri navadvipam aham smarami (8)

 

I am remembering that Shri Navadvipa-dhama, where, chanting the holy names with

great love, Gaurahari roamed with His own devotees, submerging them in the ocean

of ujjvala-rasa prema.

 

etan navadvipa-vicintanadhyam

padyashtakam prita-manah pathed yah

shrimac-chaci-nandana-pada-padme

sudurlabham prema samapnuyat sah (9)

 

That person who daily recites and remembers with affection this ashtakam to Shri

Navadvipa-dhama achieves the very rare jewel of prema and the lotus feet of my Shri

Shacinandana.