After the aratis to Sri Sada Siva and Sri Giriraj, devotees come to the main temples and sing first the Bhoga Arati, remembering the Lord's Pastimes.

This Bhog Arati is sung at all main temples in Sri Nabadwip (Sri Sada Siva, Sri Giriraj, Sri Gupta Govardhan) prior to the main arati songs, while the temple servitor (pujari) offers the meal (bhog) to the Lord.

 

Sri Bhoga Arati Giti

 

bhaja bhakata-vatsala sri-gaurahari
sri-gaurahari sohi gostha-vihari
nanda-yasomati-chita-hari [1]

Serve Sri Gaurahari, who is most affectionate to His devotees. He is the rambler in the fields (of Vraja), the stealer of Nanda and Yasoda's hearts.

"bela ha'lo, damodara, aisa ekhana
bhoga-mandire vasi' karaha bhojana" [2]

"It's time! Damodar! Come now! Sit down in the dining hall and eat."

nandera nirdese vaise giri-vara-dhari
baladeva-saha sakha vaise sari sari [3]

At Nanda's request, Krishna, Baladev, and Their friends sit down in lines.

sukta-sakadi bhaji nalita kusmanda
dali dalna dugdha-tumbi dadhi mocha-ghanta [4]

Sukta, sak, fried vegetables, jute-leaf salad, pumpkin, baskets of fruit, dal patties, gourd cooked in milk, yoghurt, banana flower...

mudga-bada masa-bada rotika ghrtanna
saskuli pistaka ksira puli payasanna [5]

Moong dal patties, urad dal patties, chapatis, rice with ghee, rice and sesame gruel, rice cakes, condensed milk, pancakes, rice pudding...

karpura amrta-keli rambha ksira-sara
amrta rasala, amla dvadasa prakara [6]

Hot milk flavoured with camphor, plantains, butter, twelve kinds of sweet, juicy, and sour preparations...

luchi chini sarapuri laddu rasavali
bhojana karena krsna ha'ye kutuhali [7]

Sweet puris, puris filled with cream, sweet balls, dal patties boiled with sugared rice—Krishna eagerly eats all these preparations.

radhikara pakka anna vividha vyanjana
parama anande krsna karena bhojana [8]

With great joy Krishna eats various vegetable preparations cooked by Radhika.

chhale-bale laddu khay sri-madhumangala
bagala bajay ara deya haribolo [9]

By hook or by crook, Madhumangal eats the sweet balls. He slaps his armpits and calls out, 'Haribol!'

radhikadi gane heri' nayanera kone
trpta ha'ye khaya krsna yasoda-bhavane [10]

Glancing at Radhika and Her friends out of the corners of His eyes, Krishna happily eats in Yasoda's home.

bhojanante piye krsna suvasita vari
sabe mukha praksalaya ha'ye sari sari [11]

After eating, Krishna drinks scented water. Then all of the boys line up and wash their mouths.

hasta-mukha praksaliyayata sakha-gane
anande visrama kare baladeva-sane [12]

After washing their hands and mouths, Krishna's friends happily take rest with Baladev.

jambula rasala ane tambula-masala
tahakheye krsnachandra sukhe nidragela [13]

Jambula and Rasala bring spiced pan. Krishna chews it and then happily goes to sleep.

visalaksa sikhi-puchchha chamara dhulaya
apurva sayaya krsna sukhe nidra yaya [14]

Visalaksa fans Krishna with a peacock fan, and Krishna happily sleeps on a comfortable bed.

yasomati-ajnapeye dhanistha anita
sri-krsna-prasada radha bhunje haye prita [15]

Being requested by Yasoda, Dhanistha brings Sri Krishna's remnants to Radha, who eats them joyfully.

lalitadi sakhi-gana avasesa paya
mane mane sukhe radha-krsna-guna gaya [16]

Lalita Devi and her friends then receive Radha's remnants and joyfully sing the glories of Radha-Krishna within their hearts.

hari-lilaeka-matra yahara pramoda
bhogarati gay thakur bhakativinoda [17]

Thakur Bhakti Vinod, whose sole joy is the Lord's Pastimes, sings this bhog arati.

(bhaja bhakata-vatsala sri-gaurahari) (bhaja govinda govinda gopala)
(giridhari gopinatha nanda-dulala)
(bhaja govinda govinda gopala)
(nanda-dulala jaya jaya sachi-dulala)
(sachi-dulala jaya jaya gaura gopala)

Serve Sri Gaurahari, who is most affectionate to His devotees.
Serve Govinda, serve Gopal.
Serve Giridhari, Gopinath, Nanda Dulal.
Serve Govinda, serve Gopal.
All glory to Nanda's son! All glory to Sachi's son!
All glory to Sachi's son! All glory to golden Gopal!

Composed by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur

 

 

 

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SRILA GURUDEV'S ARATI ⇒

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MORNING ARATI:

Sri Sada Siva
Sri Govinda Kunda
Srila Gurudev
Srila Guru Maharaj
Main Temple
Parikrama

      

NOON ARATI:

Sri Sada Siva
Sri Govinda Kunda
Sri Bhog Arati
Srila Gurudev
Srila Guru Maharaj
Main Temple

      

EVENING ARATI:

Sri Sada Siva
Sri Govinda Kunda
Srila Gurudev
Srila Guru Maharaj
Main Temple
Parikrama

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