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Title: Sri Nityanandastakam on youtube

User: Lakshmi Priya dd       Date: 2007-05-06 00:45:20

 

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Sri Nityanandastakam

by Srila Vrndavana Dasa Thakura

 

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sarac-candra-bhrantim sphurad-amala-kantim gaja-gatim

hari-premonmattam dhrta-parama-sattvam smita-mukham

sada ghurnan-netramkara-kalita-vetram kali-bhidam

bhaja nityanandambhajana-taru-kandam niravadhi

 

(2)

rasanam-agaram svajana-gana-sarvasvam-atulam

tadiyaika-prana-pratima-vasudha-jahnava-pati

sada premonmadam param-aviditam manda-manasam

bhaja nityanandambhajana-taru-kandam niravadhi

 

(3)

saci-sunu-presthamnikhila-jagadistam sukhamayam

kalau majjaj-jivoddharana-karanoddama-karunam

harer-akhyanad-va-bhava-jaladhi-garvonnati haram

bhaja nityanandambhajana-taru-kandam niravadhi

 

(4)

aye bhratar-nrnam kali-kalusinam kinnu bhavita

tatha prayascitam racaya yad-anayasata ime

varajanti tvam-ittham saha bhagavata mantrayati yo

bhaje nityanandambhajana-taru-kandam niravadhi

 

(5)

yathestam re bhratah! kuru hari-hari-dhvanam-anisam

tato vah samsarambudhi-tarana-dayo mayi laget

idambahu-sphotair-atati ratayan yah pratigrham

bhaja nityanandambhajana-taru-kandam niravadhi

 

(6)

balat samsarambhonidhi-harana-kumbhodbhavam-aho

satam srayah-sindhunnati-kumuda-bandhum samuditam

khala-sreni-sphurjat-timita-hara-surya-prabham-aham

bhaje nityanandambhajana-taru-kandam niravadhi

 

(7)

natantam gayantam harim-anuvadantam pathi pathi

vrajantam pasyantam svam-api na dayantam jana-ganam

prakurvantam santamsakaruna-drgantam prakalanad

bhaje nityanandambhajana-taru-kandam niravadhi

 

(8)

subibhranam bhratuh kara-sarasi-jamkomalataram

mitho vaktralokocchalita-paramananda-hrdayam

bhramantam madhuryair-ahaha! madayantam pura-janan

bhaje nityanandambhajana-taru-kundam niravadhi

 

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rasanam-adharam rasika-vara-vaisnava-dhanam

rasagaram saram patita-tati-taram smaranatah

param nityanandastakam-idam-apurvam pathati yas-

tad-anghri-dvandvabjam sphuratu nitaramtasya hrdaye

 

TRANSLATION

1) I perpetually worship Sri Nityananda Prabhu, the root of the Krsna-bhakti tree, whose bright face mocks the full autumn moon, whose pure complexion glistens, whose gait is like that of a maddened elephant, who is always intoxicated in Krsna-prema, who embodies pure spiritual energy, whose face holds a gentle smile, whose eyes are always rolling due to His absorption in Krsna-prema, whose lotus hand holds a glowing staff, and who, by the performance of nama-sankirtana, pierces the influence of Kali-yuga.

 

2) I perpetually worship Sri Nityananda Prabhu, the root of the Krsna-bhakti tree, who is the mainstay of all the rasas, who is everything to His devotees, who is beyond compare, who is the master of both Vasudha and Jahnava-devi, who consider Him more dear than their own lives, who is always maddened in Krsna-prema, and who is unknown only to those of meager intelligence.

 

3) I perpetually worship Sri Nityananda Prabhu, the root of the Krsna-bhakti tree, who is very dear to Sri Saci-nandana, who is worshipped by the entire universe, who is the embodiment of happiness, who possesses infinite mercy for delivering the souls who are drowning in the age of Kali, and who, by the performance of sri-harinama-sankirtana, thwarts the progressing false pride of the ocean of repeated birth and death.

 

4) I perpetually worship Sri Nityananda Prabhu, the root of the Krsna-bhakti tree, who said to Sri Krsna Caitanya, "Hey brother Gauranga! What will be the destination of the sinful souls of Kali-yuga and how will theyt be redeemed? Please devise a method by which they will easily attain You."

 

5) I perpetually worship Sri Nityananda Prabhu, the root of the Krsna-bhakti tree, who wandered around Bengal and, approaching the door of each and every home, threw open His arms and exclaimed, "O brothers! All of you should eternally perform sri-harinama-sankirtana together. By doing so, I will take the responsibility to deliver you all from the ocean of material existence."

 

6) I eternally worship Sri Nityananda Prabhu, the root of the Krsna-bhakti tree, who is the Agastya Muni who forcibly swallows the ocean of repeated birth and death, who is a rising full moon which increases the ocean of the saintly persons' welfare, and who is a sun which dissipates the darkness of ignorance cast by the various classes of miscreants.

 

 7) I eternally worship Sri Nityananda Prabhu, the root of the tree of Krsna-bhakti, who wandered on every path in Bengal dancing, singing, and calling out "Hari bol! Hari bol!" and who lovingly bestowed merciful sidelong glances upon those who were not compassionate to even their own selves.

 

8) I eternally worship Sri Nityananda Prabhu, the root of the Krsna-bhakti tree, who held the supremely soft lotus-hand of His brother Sri Gauranga Mahaprabhu, whose heart became filled with the highest bliss when the two brothers gazed into each other's faces, and who wandered here and there delighting the townspeople with His sweetness.

 

9) May Sri Nityananda Prabhu place His lotus feet in the heart of one who lovingly recites this unprecedented Nityanandastaka, which is the reservoir of rasa, the greatest treasure of the most exalted of rasika Vaisnavas, and the storehouse of the essence of bhakti-rasa. This astaka is sung in the melody known as 'Sikharini".