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Song 1

 

(refrain)  nadiya-nagare nitai nece’ nece’ gay re

 

(Refrain:) Oh! In the towns and villages of Nadiya, Lord Nityananda ecstatically dances and sings these names of Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu:

 

Part 1

 

(1)

jagannatha-suta mahaprabhu vishvambhara

mayapur-shashi navadvipa-sudhakara

 

1) Lord Chaitanya is the beloved son of Jagannatha Mishra. He is Mahaprabhu, the great master, and maintainer of the whole world. He is the shining moon of Mayapur, and the source of all nectar for the land of Navadvipa.

 

(2)

shaci-suta gaurahari nimai-sundara

radha-bhava-kanti-acchadita natabara

 

2) He is the beloved son of Shaci Mata, and is Lord Hari with a fair golden complexion. As He was born under a nim tree He was called Nimai-sundara (beautiful Nimai). He is covered by the sentiment and luster of Shrimati Radharani, and He is the best of all dancers.

 

(3)

namananda capala balaka matri-bhakta

brahmanda-vadana tarki kautukanurakta

 

3) He becomes restless upon hearing the holy names of Lord Hari. In His boyhood pastimes He is swift and agile, and is devoted to His mother. He displays the entire universe within His mouth, is a great logician, and is fond of joking and playing pranks.

 

Part 2

 

(4)

vidyarthi-udupa caura-dvayera mohana

tairthika-sarvasva gramya-balika-kridana

 

4) He is the moon among scholarly students, and He bewildered two thieves who tried to steal His jewels when He was a small child. He is the cynosure of all philosophers, and He teased and joked with the village girls of Nadiya.

 

(5)

lakshmi-prati bora-data uddhata balaka

shri-shacira pati-putra-shoka-nibaraka

 

5) He is the giver of blessings to Lakshmi-priya (His first wife). He is very mischievous as a child, and is the dispeller of the grief Shaci-mata felt after losing her husband Jagannatha and first son Vishvarupa.

 

(6)

lakshmi-pati purva-desha-sarva-klesha-hara

digvijayi-darpa-hari vishnu-priyeshwara

 

6) He is the Lord and husband of Lakshmi-priya. By His sankirtan movement He removed all the distress of East Bengal. He eradicated the pride of the conquering pandita named Keshava Kashmiri, and is the beloved Lord of Vishnu-priya (His second wife).

 

Part 3

 

(7)

arya-dharma-pala pitri-gaya pinda-data

puri-shishya madhvacarya-sampradaya-pata

 

7) He is the preserver of sanatana-dharma, and the giver of the pinda oblation at the holy town of Gaya after the disappearance of His father Jagannath Mishra. He became the disciple of Ishvara Puri, and is the protector of the Madhvacarya Sampradaya.

 

(8)

krishna-namonmatta krishna-tattva-adhyapaka

nama-sankirtana-yuga-dharma-pravartaka

 

8) He becomes madly intoxicated by tasting the holy name of Krishna, and is the professor of the science of Krishna consciousness. Thus He inaugurated the religion of the age, nama-sankirtan.

 

(9)

adwaita-bandhava shrinivasa-griha-dhana

nityananda-prana gadadharera jivana

 

9) He is the friend of Advaita Acarya, the treasure of Shrivasa Thakura’s home, the life and soul of Nityananda Prabhu, and the very source of life for Gadadhara Pandita.

 

Part 4

 

(10)

antardwipa-shashadhara simanta-vijaya

godruma-bihari madhyadwipa-lilashraya

 

10) He is the moon of Antardvipa, and the triumph of Simantadvipa. He enjoys wandering and frolicking on the island of Godruma, and is the shelter of pastimes in Madhyadvipa.

 

(11)

koladwipa-pati ritudwipa-maheshwara

jahnu-modadruma-rudradwipera ishwara

 

11) He is the Lord of Koladvipa, the great controller of Ritudvipa, and the creator of Jahnudvipa, Modadrumadvipa, and Rudradvipa.

 

(12)

nava-khanda-ranganatha jahnavi-jivana

jagai-madhai-adi durvritta-tarana

 

12) He is thus the Supreme Lord of the nine islands of Navadvipa, which serves as the stage for His wonderful pastimes. He is the life of the River Ganga, and the deliverer of all sorts of rogues and rascals beginning with Jagai and Madhai.

 

Part 5

 

(13)

nagara-kirtana-simha kaji-uddharana

shuddha-nama-pracaraka bhaktarti-harana

 

13) He is the lion of the village kirtanas, and the deliverer of Chand Kazi. He is the preacher of the pure holy name, and the remover of the distresses of His devotees.

 

(14)

narayani-kripa-sindhu jivera niyanta

adhama-paduya-dandi bhakta-dosha-hanta

 

14) He is the ocean of mercy for Narayani (the mother of Shrila Vrindavana dasa Thakura), and is the regulator of all souls. He is the chastiser of the fallen students who criticized His chanting of “gopi! gopi!”, and is the destroyer of the sins of His devotees.

 

(15)

shri-krishna-chaitanya-candra bharati-tarana

parivraja-shiromani utkala-pavana

 

15) He was initiated into sannyasa with the name of Shri Krishna Chaitanya, and He is beautiful like the moon. He delivered His sannyasa-guru Keshava Bharati, is Himself the crest-jewel of all wandering renunciates, and is the savior of the region of Orissa.

 

Part 6

 

(16)

ambu-linga-bhuvanesha-kapotesha-pati

khir-cora-gopala-darshana-sukhi yati

 

16) He is the master of Lord Shiva, who is known in three different Shaiva tirthas as Ambu-linga, Bhuvaneshvara, and Kapoteshvara (visited by Lord Chaitanya on His way to Jagannatha Puri). As a sannyasi He rejoiced at the sight of the Orissan deities Kshira-cora Gopinatha and Sakshi Gopala.

 

(17)

nirdandi-sannyasi sarvabhauma-kripamoya

swananda-aswadanandi sarva-sukhashroya

 

17) He became a sannyasi without a danda (due to Lord Nityananda’s breaking it in three parts and throwing it in the Bhargi River), and is full of mercy for Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya. He is ecstatic by tasting the bliss of Himself in the form of Krishna, and He is the resting place of all universal happiness.

 

(18)

purata-sundara vasudeva-trana-karta

ramananda-sakha bhatta-kula-klesha-harta

 

18) He is beautiful like molten gold, and He delivered the leper Vasudeva. He is the intimate friend of Ramananda Ray, and the remover of all miseries from the family of Vyenkata Bhatta.

 

Part 7

 

(19)

bauddha-jain-mayavadi-kutarka-khandana

dakshina-pavana bhakti-grantha-uddharana

 

19) He is the refuter of the atheistic arguments of the Buddhists, Jains, and Mayavadis. He is the savior of South India, and He has brought to light the two devotional literatures, Krishna-karnamrita and Brahma-samhita.

 

(20)

alala-darshananandi rathagra-nartaka

gajapati-trana devananda-uddharaka

 

20) He became ecstatic at the sight of the deity Alalanatha, and He danced in front of the Jagannatha cart during the Ratha-yatra festival. He delivered Gajapati Pratapa-Rudra, and was the savior of Devananda Pandita.

 

(21)

kuliya-prakashe dushta paduyara trana

rupa-sanantana-bandhu sarva-jiva-prana

 

21) By His appearance at Kuliya He delivered the ill-behaved student community there. He is the friend of Rupa and Sanatana Goswami, and the life of all souls.

 

Part 8

 

(22)

brindabanananda-murti balabhadra-sangi

yavana-uddhari bhatöa-ballabhera rangi

 

22) He is the personification of bliss in the transcendental realm of Vrindavana, and He is the companion and friend of Balabhadra Bhaööacarya. On His return from Vrindavana He delivered many Mohammedans, and He is very fond of intimate exchanges with Vallabha Bhaööa.

 

(23)

kashibasi-sannyasi-uddhari prema-data

markaöa-vairagi-dandi a-candala-trata

 

23) He delivered the Mayavadi sannyasis of Kashi, and He is the bestower of love of God. He is the chastiser of the false renunciates (called markaöa-vairagis for being like monkeys), and He is the savior of everyone down to the lowest class of men.

 

(24)

bhaktera gaurava-kari bhakta-prana-dhana

haridasa-raghunatha-swarupa-jivana

 

24) He is the glorifier of His devotees, and is the treasured wealth of their lives. He is the very life of such devotees as Haridasa Thakura, Raghunatha Dasa Goswami, and Svarupa Damodara.

 

(25)

nadiya-nagare nitai nece’ nece’ gay re

bhakativinoda ta’r pode ranga-pay re

 

25) Oh! In the towns and villages of Nadiya, Lord Nityananda dances and dances ecstatically while singing these divine names, and Bhaktivinoda falls down at His reddish lotus feet. Oh!