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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
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
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
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.
sananda-samyaika padam nivasah
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
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.
padyashtakam prita-manah pathed yah
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