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Title: The Holy Names

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2007-03-13 15:51:23



jaya nityananda ! jaya gauranga ! jaya hare krishna ! please all accept my obeisances , as we know the holy name of krsna means all attractive, and i also found out that caitanya means living force, can anyone help me to know the meanings of gauranga  and nityananda or shed more light on these names. please include scriptural references if possible.



Answer by Swami Gaurangapada:


"Nityananda" means the Supreme Lord Balarama or Nitai who is the constant (Nitya), eternal and complete personification and the most magnanimous and sole distributor of the supreme bliss, joy and happiness (Ananda) of pure devotion to the Holy Names and Lotus Feet of Lord Gauranga-Krishna.

"Gauranga" means the Supreme Lord Krishna or Govinda (Go) when He assumes the superexcellent mood of His own supreme pleasure potency Shrimati Radha (Ra) and covers His exquisite blackish bodily limbs (Anga) with Her golden complexion. "Gauranga" is the most powerful and blissful word in the whole material and spiritual creation and in all the spiritual literatures manifested in the past, present and future. This is because Gauranga includes the complete potencies of the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Gauranga-Krishna and His own Original Energy and Pleasure Potency Shrimati Radharani.


Thus God is completely worshiped by chanting the topmost Name of "Gauranga". This word "Gauranga" includes complete knowledge and realization about God, His Energies and the spirit souls. The whole of creation is contained with the Name "Gauranga" and nothing exists outside the Name. Thus the Name of "Gauranga" is described as the crest-jewel and the most principal amongst the most principal Names of God in all of creation and in all the revealed Vedic scriptures like the Brahma Rahasya and the Atharva Veda. Therefore Gauranga Dharma is the ultimate spiritual, scientific, benevolent and universal religion in the whole creation due to its sublime distribution of the Holy Name of Gauranga all over the universe. This is something for now.


For scriptural references and more detailed analysis of unlimited meanings of the Holy Names of Nityananda and Gauranga, please hold on for the furthur nectar coming in the form of Gauranga Nama Chintamani.

Yours in service, Swami Gaurangapada.