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Title: The holy names

User: Swami Gaurangapada Date: 2006-04-14 09:29:00


jaya nityananda ! jaya gauranga ! jaya hare krishna !

please all accept my obeisances ,

as we know the holy name of krishna means all attractive,

and i also foundout that chaitanya means living force,

can anyone help me to know the meaningsof gauranga

and nityananda or shed more light on these names.

pleaseinclude 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 soledistributor of the supreme bliss, joy and happiness (Ananda) of pure devotion tothe Holy Names and Lotus Feet of Lord Gauranga-Krishna.

"Gauranga" means the Supreme Lord Krishna or Govinda (Go) when He assumes thesuperexcellent mood of His own supreme pleasure potency Shrimati Radha (Ra) andcovers His exquisite blackish bodily limbs (Anga) with Her golden complexion."Gauranga" is the most powerful and blissful word in the whole material andspiritual creation and in all the spiritual literatures manifested in the past,present and future. This is because ďGaurangaĒ includes the complete potenciesof the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Gauranga-Krishna and His own OriginalEnergy 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, HisEnergies 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" isdescribed as the crest-jewel and the most principal amongst the most principalNames of God in all of creation and in all the revealed Vedic scriptures likethe Brahma Rahasya and the Atharva Veda. Therefore Gauranga Dharma is theultimate spiritual, scientific, benevolent and universal religion in the wholecreation due to its sublime distribution of the Holy Name of Gauranga all overthe universe.

This is something for now.



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

Yours in service, Swami Gaurangapada.