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One Hundred and Eight Holy Names
of Lord Shri Nityaananda Prabhu

Composed by Shrila Saarvabhauma Bhattaachaarya


shrimaan-nityaananda-candraaya namah


“I offer my humble obeisances to the transcendental moon Lord Shrimaan Nityaananda Prabhu.”


nityaanandam aham vande, karne lambita-mauktikam ;

chaitanyaagraja-rupena, pavitri-krita-bhutalam .


“I humbly bow down to and glorify Lord Shri Nityaananda Prabhu, on whose beautiful left lotus ear one elegant pearl ornament is swinging. Accepting the role as the elder brother of  the Supreme Lord Gauraanga Mahaaprabhu, Lord Nityaananda Prabhu sanctified the whole world and purified all the living entities.”


pranamya shri-jagannaatham, nityaananda-mahaaprabhum ;

naamnaam ashtottara-shatam, pravakshyaami mudaakaram .


“I offer my repeated prostrated obeisances at the lotus feet of the Supreme Lord Shri  Nityaananda Mahaaprabhu who is known as Shri Jagannaatha, the Master of the Universe.With great felicity and blessedness , I shall now reveal His most auspicious one hundred and eight holy names, which instantly awaken divine rapture in the heart.”


1} nilaambara-dharah 2} shrimaal-laanguli-mushala-priyah ;

3} sankarshanash 4} candra-varno 5} yadunaam kula-mangalah .


1} nilaambara-dhara : Lord Nityaananda Prabhu is adorned with ravishing blue garments.

2} shrimaal-laanguli mushala-priyah : He is the most opulent possessor of a splendid golden plow and He always carries His most beloved club.

3} sankarshana : Lor d Nityaananda is the original cause of the existence and integration of the whole cosmic manifestation.

4} candra-varna : His golden bodily complexion and radiance is much more soothing and mollifying than the full moon light. 

5} yadunaam kula-mangala : Lord Nityaananda is Lord Balaraama Himself, Who is the source of all auspiciousness and eternal propitiousness for the entire Yadu dynasty.


6} gopikaa-ramano 7} raamo 8} vrindaavana-kalaa-nidhih ;

9} kaadambari sudhaa-matto 10} gopa-gopi-ganaavritah .


6} gopikaa-ramana : Lord Shri Nityananda Prabhu divinely rejoices while being enchanted in the company of His own beloved group of gopis in Shri Vrindaavana Dhaama.

7} raamo : He is the supreme absolute relisher and enjoyer of all mellows in creation.

8} vrindaavana-kalaa-nidhih : Lord Nityaananda is the astonishingly artful, skillful and dexterous moon of Vrindaavana.

9} kaadambari sudhaa-matto : He is gorgeously bedecked by aromatic garlands of kadamba flowers and is always intoxicated by their ambrosial nectar

10} gopa-gopi-ganaavritah : He is always encircled and surrounded by a multitude of devoted cowherd boys and girls in Vrindaavana.


11} gopi-mandala-madhya-stho 12} raasa-taandava-panditah ;

13} ramani-ramanah 14} kaami  15} mada-ghurnita-locanah .


11} gopi-mandala-madhya-stho : Lord Nityaananda Prabhu is constantly shining lustrously in the centre of the assembly of His own darling gopis.

12} raasa-taandava-panditah : He is the impeccable and ace stalwart of the exuberant and prodigal raasa lilaa dance.

13} ramani-ramanah : Lord Nityaananda is the supreme savorer and relisher of the sacred love of His own supremely enjoyable gopis of Vraja.

14} kaami : He exults in amorous sentiments for His own internal energies in the form of His gopis.

15} mada-ghurnita-locanah : Lord Nityaananda’s lotus eyes constantly roll in the intoxication of pure bliss.


16} raasotsava-parishraanto gharma-niraavritaananah ;

17} kaalindi-bhedanotsaahi 18} nira-kridaa-kutuhalah .


16} raasotsava-parishraanto gharma-niraavritaananah : Lord Nityaananda Prabhu’s lotus face is beautified by the pearl drops of His divine perspiration caused due to His ebullient dancing in the jubilant festival of the raasa dance.

17} kaalindi-bhedanotsaahi: He is greatly enthusiastic to display His terrific might by bifurcating the Kaalindi river into many streams with His golden plowshare.

18} nira-kridaa-kutuhalah : Lord Nityaananda Prabhu indulges in water sports with His own gopis with great cheer and felicity.


19} gauraashrayah 20} shamah 21} shaanto 22} maayaa-maanusha-rupa-dhrik ;

23} nityaanandaavadhutash ca 25} yajna-sutra-dharah 26} sudhih .


19} gauraashrayah : The exclusive life and shelter of Lord Nityaananda Prabhu is Lord Gauraanga Mahaaprabhu or  Lord Nityaananda is the supreme resting place of Lord Gauraanga.

 20} shamah : He is equipoised and impartial to all souls in creation who are factually His part and parcels.

21} shaanto : Lord Nityaananda is the personification of peacefulness, serenity and tranquility.

22} maayaa-maanusha-rupa-dhrik: He has advented and apparently concealed Himself by accepting a human-like form..

23} nityaananda : He Who is constantly the fresh personification and the ever-expanding embodiment of  the eternal and supremely blissful mellows of Lord Gauraanga-Krishna’s pure unalloyed love.

24} aavadhuta :

25} yajna-sutra-dharah : He bears a spotlessly white sacrificial sacred thread.

26} sudhih : He possesses an exquisite and refined intelligence.


27} patita-praana-dah 28} prithvi-paavano 29} bhakta-vatsalah ;

30} premaananda-madonmatta 31} brahmaadi-naama-gocarah .


27} patita-praana-dah : Lord Nityaananda Prabhu is the very life and soul and the sole refuge of all the fallen conditioned souls.

28} prithvi-paavano : He sanctified, purified and lustrated the whole universe by His divine advent in this Kali Yuga.

29} bhakta-vatsalah : Lord Nityaananda Prabhu is always favourably and preferentially disposed towards His beloved devotees or He is the exclusive object of attachment and affection for His dear devotees.

30} premaananda-madonmatta : He is perpetually maddened and engulfed in the luscious honey like nectar of the bliss of pure love for Lord Gauranga.

31} brahmaadi-naama-gocarah : The glories of Lord Nityaananda’s supremely merciful Holy Name are factually realized only by exceptionally exalted devotees like Brahmaa Haridaasa Thaakura.


32} vana-maala-dharo 33} haari 34} rocanaadi-vibhushitah ;

35} naagendra-shunda-dor-danda-svarna-kankana-manditah .


32} vana-maala-dharo : Lord Nityaananda Prabhu is decorated by a fragrant garland of blossoming forest flowers.

33} haari : He is ornamented with resplendant necklaces of pearls, diamonds and flowers.

34} rocanaadi-vibhushitah : Lord Nityaananda is ornated by the yellow rochana ointment.

35} naagendra-shunda-dor-danda-svarna-kankana-manditah : His delicate lotus arms, which artistically resemble the trunk of the king of all elephants, are stunningly and profusely bedecked with golden bangles.


36} gaura-bhakti-rasollaasash calac-cancala-nupurah ;

37} gajendra-gati-laavanya-sammohita-jagaj-janah .


36} gaura-bhakti-rasollaasash calac-cancala-nupurah : Lord Nityaananda Prabhu becomes exceedingly and divinely agitated and His anklets resound as He triumphantly exults and delights in the nectarian waves of the mellows of pure devotion to Lord Gauraanga Mahaprabhu and His Holy name.

37} gajendra-gati-laavanya-sammohita-jagaj-janah : The divine splendor, majesty and grandeur of Lord Nityaananda’s bodily movements is just like that of the king of elephants and thus it thoroughly enchants, enthralls, controls and floods the minds and hearts of all the living entities with pure love.


38} samvita-shubha-lila-dhrik 39} romaancita-kalevarah ;

40} ho! ho! dhvani-sudhaashish ca mukha-candra-viraajitah .


38} samvita-shubha-lila-dhrik : Lord Nityaananda manifests such auspicious, confidential and blessed pleasure pastimes through His chit potency which sometimes apparently conceal His real identity as the Supreme Personality of Servitor Godhead.

39} romaancita-kalevarah : The pores and hair follicles of His transcendental body expand and stand on end due to the supreme deluge of pure love for Lord Gauraanga’s Name which He is constantly submerged in.

40} ho! ho! dhvani-sudhaashish ca mukha-candra-viraajitah : Lord Nityaananda Prabhu is ceaselessly awarding nectarian benedictions to one and all from His moon like lotus face which is embellished with the sweet and auspicious words, ho! ho!”


41} sindhuraaruna-susnigdha subimbaadhara-pallavah;

42} sva-bhakta-gana-madhya-stho 43} revati-praana-naayakah .


41} sindhuraaruna-susnigdha subimbaadhara-pallavah : Lord Nityaananda Prabhu’s tender and delicate blossoming lotus lips are of the colour of the sun which rises from the ocean. They are so articulately red like vermilion or luscious bimba fruit.

42} sva-bhakta-gana-madhya-stho : He is always personally situated amidst the host of His own exalted devotees.

43} revati-praana-naayakah : Lord Nityaananda Balaraama is the sole controller and dominator who holds his sway over the very life breath of  Shrimati Revati devi, His eternal wife and consort.


44} lauha-danda-dharo 45} shringi

46} venu-paanih 47} prataapavaan

48} pracanda-krita-hunkaarah

49} mattah 50} paashanda-maardanah


44} lauha-danda-dharo : Lord Nityananda Prabhu weilds an iron staff.

 45} shringi : He is most daintily embellished and decorated with marvelous ornamensts and clothes.

46} venu-paanih : Lord Nityananda holds and plays a small and splendid bamboo flute not more than six inches long, with six holes.

47} prataapavaan : He is very gallant, powerfully potent, and chivalrous.

48} pracanda-krita-hunkaarah : Lord Nityananda’s thunderous roar is extremely profound, esoteric and all-pervading.

49} mattah : He is always roborantly exhilarated and intoxicated by the emotional vigor of pure love for his own holy names.

50} paashanda-maardanah : Lord Nityananda unfailingly subdues and subjugates the deceitful atheists and viciously sinful people.


51} sarva-bhakti-mayo 52} deva


54} gunaatito 55} guna-mayo

56} gunavaan 57} nartana-priyah


51} sarva-bhakti-mayo: Lord Nityananda Prabhu is the personification and embodiment of each and every aspect of his own devotional service.

 52} deva : He is the most illustrious and preeminantly worshipable Lord of creation.

53}aashramaacaara-varjitah : Lord Nityananda deliberately acts contrary to the rules and behaviour of the four orders of human life which he himself created in order to demonstrate that He is God himself and not bound and obliged to follow his own arrangements.

54} gunaatito : He is always tanscendentally situated, untouched by his own material evergy.

 55} guna-mayo : Lord Nityananda is permeated by divine tanscendental qualities and is the master of the three material modes of goodness, passion and ignorance.

56} gunavaan : He is the abode of supremely meritorious and auspicious virtues.

 57} nartana-priyah : Lord Nityananda celebrates and delights in dancing during Gauranga naama sankirtana.


58} tri-gunaatmaa 59} guna-graahi

60} saguno 61} guninaam varah

62} yogi 63} yoga-vidhaataa ca

64} bhakti-yoga-pradarshakah


58} tri-gunaatmaa : Lord NityanandaPrabhu is the original source of the three spiritual potencies- samvit {knowledge}, sandhini {eternality},and hladini { bliss} and also of the three material qualities of goodness, passion and ignorance.

 59} guna-graahi : He embraces and accepts only the good qualities of everyone.

60} saguno : LordNityananda is not impersonal but possesses the transcendental form and qualities full of eternal knowledge and bliss.

61} guninaam varah : He is the ultimate and unsurpassed crest-jewel of all personalities endowed with sublime virtues and characteristics.

62} yogi : Lord Nityananda is the supreme master of all mystic yogis and is always in perpetual union with LordGauranga Mahaprabhu.

 63} yoga-vidhaataa ca : He is the divine ordainer and bestower of the real yoga of our eternal relationship with Lord Gauranga Krishna.

64} bhakti-yoga-pradarshakah : Lord Nityananda  manifests, reveals and distributes unbounded bhakti-yoga{pure devotional service} unto Lord Gauranga Krishna.


65} sarva-shakti-prakaashaangi 66} mahaananda-mayo 67} natah

70} jnaana-do 71} mukti-dah 72} prabhuh


65} sarva-shakti-prakaashaangi : Lord Nityananda Prabhu’s divine bodily limbs are the original source of the manifestation of all the endless potencies of the supreme Absolute Truth. 

66} mahaananda-mayo : His form is saturated and tansfused with mahaananda{ supreme joyfulness}.

 67} natah : Lord Nityananda is the crown of the best of all dancers continually satisfying Lord Gauranga with his dancing.

68} sarvaagama-mayo : He is the supreme embodiment of all the holy scriptures in creation.

 69} dhiro : Lord Nityananda is always dignified with gravity and soberity.

70} jnaana-do : He is the supreme awarder of all the branches of knowledge in creation.

 71} mukti-dah : Lord Nityananda is the supreme bestower of all the different types of liberation.

72} prabhuh : He is the Lord and Master of all the souls.


73} gauda-desha-paritraataa : 74}premaananda-prakaashakah

75} premaananda-rasaanandi 76} raadhikaa-mantra-do 77} vibhuh


73} gauda-desha-paritraataa : Lord Nityannadais the saviour and rescuer of all souls specifically in the land ofGauda {Bengal}.

74}premaananda-prakaashakah : He eveinces and proclaims the pure bliss of unalloyed love for Lord Gauranga Krishna.

75} premaananda-rasaanandi : Lord Nityananda is the pinacle of all blissful relishers of pure love of God.

76} raadhikaa-mantra-do : He confers the most confidential divine mantra for worshiping Shrimati Raadhikaa.

77} vibhuh : Lord Nityananda is measureless, infinite,all-powerful, all-pervasive and self-controlled.


78} sarva-mantra-svarupash ca

79} krishna-paryanka-sundarah

80} rasa-jno 81} rasa-daataa ca

82} rasa-bhoktaa 83} rasaashrayah


78} sarva-mantra-svarupash ca : Lord NityanandaPrabhu is the personified form of all the mantraas and their meanings in creation.

79} krishna-paryanka-sundarah : He expands as the fascinating beadstead of Lord Gauranga-Krishna and serves Him in nine other ways by becoming His friend, brother, fan, carrier, residence, umbrella, garments, ornaments, and sitting place.

80} rasa-jno : Lord Nityananda is consummately cognizant and adapt in the science of loving mellows {rasa}.

 81} rasa-daataa ca : He is the causeless bestower of pure loving mellows of love of God to anyone who chants his holy name.

82} rasa-bhoktaa : Lord Nityananda is the crown and summit of all enjoyers of pure loving mellows of the holy name of Lord Gauranga.

83} rasaashrayah : He is the supreme and exclusive sanctuary, shelter, refuge and haven for all the necterian mellows of pure love.


84} brahmeshaa’di-mahendraadya-

vandita-shri padaambujah

85} sahasra-mastakopeto



84} brahmeshaa’di-mahendraadya-vandita-shri padaambujah : Lord Shri Nityananda Prabhu’s opulent lotus feet are devotedly and attentively worshiped and glorified by all the demigods including Brahma, Shiva, Indra etc.

85} sahasra-mastakopetorasaatala-sudhaakarah : Lord Nityananda Prabhu holds the millions of universes just like mustard seeds on the thousands of heads of  his expansion known as Lord Ananta-sesha. Simultaneously, He causes the residence of lower planetary systems {rasaatala} to relish the nectar of his holy names.


86} kshirodaarnava-sambhutah

87} kundalaikaavatamsakah

88} raktopala-dharah 89} shubhro

90} naaraayana-paraayanah


86} kshirodaarnava-sambhutah : Lord Nityananda Prabhu appeared in his third Purush Vishnu incarnation in the womb of the milk ocean. 

87} kundalaikaavatamsakah : He is adorned and embellished by a single ornamented ear-ring in his right ear.

88} raktopala-dharah : Lord Nityananda holds and twirls a magnificient red lotus flower in his lotus hands.

89} shubhro : His bodily complexion is sparkling white in his form of Lord Balaraama.

90} naaraayana-paraayanah : Lord Nityananda is utterly dedicated and surrendered to his Lord Gauranga Naaraayan.


91} apaara-mahimaananto

92} nri-doshaadarshinah sadaa

93} dayaalur 94} durgati-traataa

95} kritaanto dushta-dehinaam


91} apaara-mahimaananto: Lord Nityananda Prabhu is the possessor of boundless, limitless and inestimable glories and opulences.

92} nri-doshaadarshinah sadaa : He persistently declines to consider the faults and vices of mankind and accepts only the good qualities of one and all.

93} dayaalur : Lord Nityananda is the most merciful among all incarnations of God.

94} durgati-traataa : He is the constant saviour and rescuer of his devotees from all kinds of catastrophic and fateful difficulties in their lives.

95} kritaanto dushta-dehinaam : Lord Nityananda effortlessly annihilates the evil and cruel embodied beings.


96} manju-daasharathir viro

97} lakshmanah 98} sarvaval-labhah

99} sadojjvalo rasaanandi

100} vrindaavana-rasa-pradah


96} manju-daasharathir viro : Lord Nityananda Prabhu is none other than Lord Lakshmana, the charming, graceful, valiant and heroic son of Dashratha.

97} lakshmanah : He is Lord Lakshmna himself, the most beloved divine brother of Lord Raamachandra.

 98} sarvaval-labhah : There is nothing in creation which cannot be achieved on attaining Lord Nityananda and his holy name.

99} sadojjvalo rasaanandi : He is the eternally effulgent connosier of loving mellows of God.

100} vrindaavana-rasa-pradah : Lord Nityananda Balaraama is fully embued with the five different  mellows of Shri Vrindavan Dhaam and is thus the sole distributor of these mellows to all the conditioned souls.


101} purna-prema-sudhaa-sindhur

102} naatya-lilaa-vishaaradah

103} kotindu-vaibhavah 104} shrimaan

105} jagad-aahlaada-kaarakah


101} purna-prema-sudhaa-sindhur : Lord Nityananda Prabhu is the infinite ocean of the embrosial nectar of the supremely absolute and complete love for Lord Gauranga Krishna. 

102} naatya-lilaa-vishaaradah : He is highly proficient and has mastered the art of dramatic pastimes.

103} kotindu-vaibhavah :  Lord Nityananda’s luxuriant opulences are more innnumerable than millions of moons.

104} shrimaan : He is celebrated husband of the Goddess of fortune.

105} jagad-aahlaada-kaarakah : Lord Nityananda’s holy presence is an antecedent for drowning the whole creation in the supreme happiness of his own love.


106} gopaalah 107} sarva-paalash ca 108} sarva-gopaavatamsakah


106} gopaalah : Lord Nityananda Prabhu is the divine maintainer and sustainer of the cows and the senses of all the devotees.

107} sarva-paalash ca : He is the protector and preserver of the whole creation.

108}sarva-gopaavatamsakah :Lord Nityananda is the crown jewel of all the cowherd boys of Shri Vrindaavan Dhaam.


maaghe maasi site pakshe

trayo-dashyaam tithau sadaa

uposhanam pujanam ca


yad yat sah kurute kaamam

tat tad eva labhen narah


Paatha Mahaatmya:-


The most fortunate soul, who  recites this Stotra, fasts and offers worship to the Supreme Lord Shri Nityananda Prabhu on the most auspicious thirteenth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Maagha{Jan-Feb} [ Shri Nityananda Trayodashi Tithi ], will certainly have all of ones desires quickly fulfilled.