Daily Kirtans

 

"It may not be palatable every day, but it is necessary and very important to realise why we sing these songs every day—through that we can cross over the illusion."

—Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

"I sing every day for your practice, to engage you in kirtan. Every day I sing the same songs, morning and evening—what for? I can sing all songs, but I do not do that because you must practise. You too must sing the same songs every morning and evening at the place or temple where you live. That is necessary."

—Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj

If you try, you can do everything. You can listen to Gurudev's lectures, listen to some songs of Bhakti Vinod Thakur, or you can sing some songs of Bhakti Vinod Thakur—but you must know the meaning of the songs otherwise you will not get taste through it; when you understand the meaning, you will get the real taste, the real sweetness through it.

—Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, "Practise and Preach"


"If somebody has no manpower, or stays alone in the house, they can sing songs with kartals. It takes only 20-25 minutes to sing five songs—Sri Guru charana-padma, a Pancha-tattva song, Vaishnav Thakur, Nityananda's kirtan, Mahaprabhu's kirtan, and mahamantra. When you chant on your beads, that is another thing—when chanting on the beads so many things can come to your mind, but when you are singing so many things will not come to your mind at that time. Sing five songs in the morning and five songs in the evening. Can you not find 40 minutes? Practise Krishna consciousness in this way and you will see how much your spiritual life will increase and you will not get any taste for the outside world."

—Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj, "Wholesome Transformation"


Vandana: "Why do we recite the vandana of Vaishnavs, Nityananda Prabhu, Gauranga Mahaprabhu, Radha-Krishna, Tulasi Devi? Vandana means calling them, praying them for mercy, 'Prabhu, we are going to chant Your glorification. Please give us some mercy.'"

—Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj

Amara jivana:
(1) "Prabhupad Srila Saraswati Thakur said, 'Every day, when you leave your bed, first broom, dust your mind and make it clean through this song.'"

—Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

(2) "Srila Guru Maharaj always says that we should sing this song because we do not realise what our condition is. Actually what is written in this song is a fact, this is our real life."

—Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj

Sarvasva tomara: "If you always recite this song from Saranagati, your ego will not come, you will not think you are a Vaishnav. Take remnants of the Vaishnavs, prasad, and always think you are a fallen soul, then you will never get proud, "Oh, I am taking the remnants!" Humility, dainyata, will come."

—Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj


 

Below are the main kirtans that are sung daily at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and that His Divine Grace Srila B.N. Acharya Maharaj habitually sings with the devotees. The audio accompanying each kirtan is to give an idea of the tune of a particular song, and the "or" songs among the evening kirtans are some of the frequent alternatives (they are generally not sung all at a time). This page is prepared to give some guidelines that can help devotees in their service, not as hard and fast rules and regulations. Also, the pocket edition of the Kirtan Guide contains all these songs and is available for purchase at our online bookstore.

Note for the thrifty Internet users (mobile phones, pre-paid data, etc.): the size of each audio varies between 1 and 5 Mb.

 

MORNING SONGS:

  • Vandana
Guru • Samsara davanala-lidha-loka
Pancha-tattva • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu jive daya kari'
Vaishnav • Thakura Vaishnava-gana kari ei nivedana
Nityananda Prabhu • Nitai-pada-kamala koti chandra susitala
Mahaprabhu • Emona durmati samsara bhitare
  • Hare Krishna mahamantra

 

VANDANA

vande 'ham sri-guroh sri-yuta-pada-kamalam sri-gurun vaisnavams cha
sri-rupam sagrajatam saha-gana raghunath-anvitam tam sa-jivam
sadvaitam savadhutam parijana-sahitam krsna-chaitanya-devam
sri-radha-krsna-padan saha-gana-lalita sri-visakhanvitams cha

I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of my Guru, the predecessor Gurus, the Lord's devotees, Sri Rupa, Sri Sanatan, Sri Raghunath, Sri Jiva, Sri Rupa's followers, Sri Krishna Chaitanyadev, Sri Nityananda Prabhu, Sri Advaita Prabhu, Sri Chaitanyadev's associates, Sri Sri Radha-Krishna, Sri Lalita Devi, Sri Visakha Devi, and all of Their associates.

om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
chaksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah

I offer my obeisance unto Sri Gurudev, who has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the salve of divine knowledge.

pujya sri-guru-varga-vandita mahabhavanvitayah sada
paurva parya parampara prachalita prajya pramurtta krteh
bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam

I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of Acharyas, Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to Mahabhava, Srimati Radharani.

gurvvabhista-supurakam guru-ganair asisa-sambhusitam
chintyachintya-samasta-veda-nipunam sri-rupa-panthanugam
govindabhidham ujjvalam vara-tanum bhakty anvitam-sundaram
vande visva-gurun cha divya-bhagavat-premno hi bija-pradam

I offer my obeisance unto he who perfectly fulfils his Gurudev's most cherished desires; who is fully adorned with the blessings of his Gurudev's associates; who is expert in all aspects of Vedic knowledge, both conceivable and inconceivable; who is the pre-eminent follower of Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu's line; who is known as 'Govinda'—Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj; whose beautiful, effulgent, exalted form is infused with pure devotion; who is the Guru of the entire universe; and who is the giver of the seed of divine love for the Supreme Lord.

devam divya-tanum suchanda-vadanam balarka-chelanchitam
sandrananda-puram sad-eka-varanam vairagya-vidyambudhim
sri-siddhanta-nidhim subhakti-lasitam sarasvatanam varam
vande tam subhadam mad-eka-saranam nyasisvaram sridharam

I offer my obeisance unto my lord, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, whose speech is most pleasing; whose divine form is adorned with garments the colour of the newly-risen sun; who is an abode of intense, ecstatic devotion; who is the sadhus' sole choice; who is an ocean of renunciation and knowledge; who is a treasure-house of perfect conclusions; who is resplendent with pure devotion; who is the best of Srila Saraswati Thakur's followers; who is the giver of all good; who is the leading general of the tridandi-sannyasis; and who is my sole shelter.

sri-siddhanta-sarasvatiti vidito gaudiya-gurv-anvaye
bhato bhanuriva prabhata-gagane yo gaura-sankirtanaih
mayavada-timingilodara-gatan uddhrtya jivaniman
krsna-prema-sudhabdhi-gahana-sukham pradat prabhum tam bhaje

I serve my lord, who is known as Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Within the Gaudiya sampradaya's lineage of Gurus, he shines like the sun in the morning sky. Through the sankirtan of Sriman Mahaprabhu he rescues the souls engulfed within the belly of the timingila of illusionism and bestows upon them the ecstasy of swimming in the nectarean ocean of divine love for Krishna.

namo gaurakisoraya
bhaktavadhuta murtaye
gauranghri padma-bhrngaya
radha-bhava-nisevine

I offer my obeisance unto the divine form of the devotee avadhut Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj, who is a honey-bee at Sri Gaurasundar's lotus feet and a servant of Srimati Radharani imbued with deep loving attachment.

vande bhaktivinodam sri-
gaura-sakti-svarupakam
bhakti-sastrajna-samrajam
radha-rasa-sudha-nidhim

I offer my obeisance unto Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur, the embodiment of Sri Gaurasundar's potency. He is the king of all knowers of the scriptures of pure devotion and an ocean of the nectar of devotion to Srimati Radharani.

gaura-vrajasritasesair
vaisnavair vandya-vigraham
jagannatha-prabhum vande
premabdhim vrddha-vaisnavam

I offer my obeisance unto my lord, the ocean of divine love, Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. He is the senior-most devotee, and worshipped by all who have taken shelter in Sri Nabadwip Dham and Sri Vraja Dham.

vanchha-kalpatarubhyas cha
krpa-sindhubhya eva cha
patitanam pavanebhyo
vaisnavebhyo namo namah

Again and again I offer my obeisance unto the Supreme Lord's devotees, who are saviours of the fallen, oceans of mercy, and wish-fulfilling trees.

pancha-tattvatmakam krsnam
bhakta-rupa-svarupakam
bhaktavataram bhaktakhyam
namami bhakta-saktikam

I offer my obeisance unto the five-fold manifestation of Sri Krishna known as the Pancha-Tattva: His form as a devotee (Sri Krishna Chaitanya), His expanded form as a devotee (Sri Nityananda Prabhu), His Avatar as a devotee (Sri Advaita Prabhu), His pure devotees (led by Srivas Thakur), and His devotional energies (led by Sri Gadadhar Pandit).

namo maha-vadanyaya krsna-prema-pradaya te
krsnaya krsna-chaitanya-namne gaura-tvise namah

Again and again I offer my obeisance unto You, Sri Krishna Chaitanya, the supremely merciful, golden form of Sri Krishna, the giver of Krishna-prema.

jayatam suratau pangor mama manda-mater gati
mat-sarvasva-padambhojau radha-madana-mohanau

All glory to the merciful Sri Sri Radha-Madan Mohan! Though I am lame and wicked, They are my sole shelter, and Their lotus feet are everything to me.

divyad-vrndaranya-kalpa-drumadhah-
srimad-ratnagara-simhasana-sthau
sri gandharva-srila-govinda-devau
presthalibhih sevyamanau smarami

I meditate upon Sri Radha and Sri Govinda being worshipped by Their dear girlfriends as They sit upon a throne within a beautiful jeweled temple beneath the wish-fulfilling trees of the divine abode of Vrindavan.

sriman rasa-rasarambhi vamsi-vata-tata-sthitah
karsan venu-svanair gopir gopinathah sriye 'stu nah

May Gopinath, the beautiful originator of the rasa-lila, who stands on the riverbank at Vamsi Vat and attracts the gopis with His flute-song, bestow auspiciousness upon us.

vrndayai tulasi-devyai priyayai kesavasya cha
krsna-bhakti-prade devi satyavatyai namo namah

Again and again I offer my obeisance unto Vrnda Devi, who is known as Tulasi Devi and Satyavati, who is most dear to Krishna, and who bestows devotion to Krishna upon us.

atha natva mantra-gurun gurun bhagavatarthadan
vyasan jagad-gurun natva tato jayam udirayet

Having offered obeisance to one's initiating Guru, to the Gurus who have taught one the meaning of the Bhagavat, and to all the authors of Vedic literature, who are the Gurus of the entire world, proclaim "Jay!"

jayah sa-parikara sri-sri-guru-gauranga-gandharvagovindasundar-padapadmanam jayastu!

All glory to the lotus feet of Sri Guru, Sri Gaurasundar, Sri Sri Gandharva-Govindasundar, and all of Their associates!

sri-krsna-chaitanya prabhu nityananda
sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi gaura-bhakta-vrnda

hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare
hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

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SRI SRI GURVASTAKAM

 

samsara-davanala-lidha-loka
tranaya karunya-ghanaghanatvam
praptasya kalyana-gunarnavasya
vande guroh sri-charanaravindam [1]

I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of Sri Guru, the ocean of goodness who assumes the form of a cloud of mercy to deliver the souls burning in the blazing fire of material existence.

mahaprabhoh kirtana-nrtya-gita-
vaditra-madyan-manaso rasena
romancha-kampasru-taranga-bhajo
vande guroh sri-charanaravindam [2]

I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet Sri Guru, who sheds waves of tears, trembles, and experiences horripilation through his devotion to Sriman Mahaprabhu and becomes maddened at heart by chanting, dancing, singing, and playing instruments.

sri-vigraharadhana-nitya-nana
srngara-tan-mandira-marjanadau
yuktasya bhaktams cha niyunjato 'pi
vande guroh sri-charanaravindam [3]

I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of Sri Guru, who daily engages himself and other devotees in dressing the Deity with various ornaments, cleaning the Deity's temple, and performing other devotional practices.

chatur-vidha-sri-bhagavat-prasada
svadv-anna-trptan hari-bhakta-sanghan
krtvaiva trptim bhajatah sadaiva
vande guroh sri-charanaravindam [4]

I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of Sri Guru, who is always satisfied by satisfying the Lord's devotees with the four types of tasteful Bhagavat-prasad.

sri-radhika-madhavayor apara-
madhurya-lila-guna-rupa-namnam
prati-ksanasvadana-lolupasya
vande guroh sri-charanaravindam [5]

I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of Sri Guru, who is always eager to relish the unlimitedly sweet Names, Forms, Qualities, and Pastimes of Sri Sri Radhika-Madhava.

nikunja-yuno rati-keli-siddhyair
ya yalibhir yuktir apeksaniya
tatrati-daksyad ati-vallabhasya
vande guroh sri-charanaravindam [6]

I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of Sri Guru, who is very expert in the arts performed by the sakhis to fulfil the Forest Couple's Love Play, and is thus very dear to Them.

saksad-dharitvena samasta-sastrair
uktas tatha bhavyata eva sadbhih
kintu prabhor yah priya eva tasya
vande guroh sri-charanaravindam [7]

I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of Sri Guru, who is said by all the scriptures to be the Lord Himself, and considered to be so by the sadhus, yet is the Lord's beloved devotee.

yasya prasadad bhagavat-prasado
yasyaprasadan na gatih kuto 'pi
dhyayam stuvams tasya yasas tri-sandhyam
vande guroh sri-charanaravindam [8]

I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of Sri Guru, praising and meditating upon his glory at the three junctions of the day. By his grace, one gains the Lord's grace. Without his grace, one has no shelter anywhere.

srimad gurorastakam etad uchchair
brahme muhurte pathati prayatnat
yas tena vrndavana-natha-saksat
sevaiva labhya januso'nta eva [9]

One who very carefully recites aloud this Sri Gurvastakam during the brahma-muhurta (the ninety-six minute period before sunrise) attains direct service to the Lord of Vrindavan at the end of life.

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PANCHA-TATTVA

sri-krsna-chaitanya prabhu jive daya kari'
svaparsada sviya dhama saha avatari [1]

Being merciful to the souls, Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu descends with His associates and abode.

atyanta durlabha prema karibare dana
sikhaya saranagati bhakatera prana [2]

To distribute the most rare form of divine love, He teaches surrender, which is the life of the devotees.

dainya, atma-nivedana, goptrtve varana
'avasya raksibe krsna'—visvasa palana [3]

Humility, self-submission, embracing the Lord's guardianship, maintaining the faith that 'Krishna will certainly protect me'...

bhakti-anukula matra karyera svikara
bhakti-pratikula bhava—varjanangikara [4]

Engaging only in activities that are favourable to devotion, rejecting everything unfavourable to devotion ...

sad-anga saranagati ha-ibe yanhara
tanhara prarthana sune sri-nanda-kumara [5]

Sri Krishna hears the prayers of one who surrenders in this six-fold way.

rupa-sanatana-pade dante trna kari'
bhakativinoda pade dui pada dhari' [6]

Bhakti Vinod places a straw between his teeth and falls before Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu and Srila Sanatan Goswami Prabhu, clasping their feet.

kandiya kandiya bale, ami ta' adhama
sikhaye saranagati karahe uttama [4]

Crying and crying, he prays, "I am so lowly! Please elevate me by teaching me surrender."

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VAISHNAV THAKUR

thakura vaisnava-gana kari ei nivedana
mo bada adhama durachara
daruna-samsara-nidhi tahe dubaila vidhi
kese dhari' more kara para [1]

O worshippable Vaisnavas, I offer you this prayer. I am very fallen and misbehaved. Destiny has immersed me in the fearsome ocean of material existence. Please grab me by the hair and pull me to the shore.

vidhi bada balavan na sune dharama-jnana
sadai karama-pase bandhe
na dekhi tarana lesa yata dekhi saba klesa
anatha katare tei kande [2]

Destiny is very powerful. It does not listen to my knowledge of religion and always binds me with the ropes of karma. I do not see even a trace of hope. All I see is hardship. Thus helpless and distressed, I cry.

kama, krodha, lobha, moha, mada, abhimana saha
apana apana sthane tane
aichana amara mana phire yena andha jana
supatha vipatha nahi jane [3]

Lust, anger, greed, illusion, pride, and ego all pull me in their own directions. Thus my mind wanders like a blind man who does not know the right way from the wrong way.

na la-inu sat mata asate majila chita
tuya paye na karinu asa
narottama dase kaya dekhi' suni' lage bhaya
taraiya laha nija pasa [4]

I have never accepted the proper conception. My mind has been immersed in illusion, and I have never aspired for your feet. Narottam Das says, "Seeing and hearing about my situation, I am stricken with fear. Please rescue me and keep me by your side."

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SRI NITYANANDA PRABHU

 

nitai-pada-kamala koti-chandra-susitala
ye chhayaya jagata judaya
hena nitai vine bhai radha-krsna paite nai
drdha kari' dhara nitaira paya [1]

Cooling like ten million moons, Nitai's lotus feet soothe the world with their shade. O brother! Without Nitai, you cannot reach Radha-Krishna. Firmly grasp Nitai's feet.

se sambandha nahi yara vrtha janma gela tara
sei pasu bada durachara
nitai na balila mukhe majila samsara-sukhe
vidya-kule ki karibe tara [2]

The life of one who had no connection with Nitai passed in vain. Such an animal is very wicked. What will learning (aristocratic birth) do for one who was immersed in worldly pleasures and never called aloud, 'Nitai'?

ahankare matta haina nitai-pada pasariya
asatyere satya kari' mani
nitaiyer karuna habe vraje radha-krsna pabe
dhara nitaiyer charan du'khani [3]

Maddened with pride, forgetting Nitai's feet, I accept untruth as truth. When Nitai bestows His mercy you will reach Radha-Krishna in Vraja. Grasp Nitai's feet!

nitaiyer charana satya tanhara sevaka nitya
nitai-pada sada kara asa
narottama bada duhkhi nitai more kara sukhi
rakha ranga-charanera pasa [4]

Nitai's feet are truth, and His servants are eternal. Always aspire for Nitai's feet. Narottam is very sad: "O Nitai! Make me happy. Keep me beside your reddish feet."

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SRIMAN MAHAPRABHU

(prabhu he!)
emana durmati samsara bhitare
padiya achhinu ami
tava nija-jana kona mahajane
pathaiya dile tumi [1]

O Lord! I am very wicked-minded and have fallen into this material world, but You have sent a great soul, Your associate (to rescue me).

daya kari more patita dekhiya
kahila amare giya
ohe dina-jana suna bhala katha
ullasita ha'be hiya [2]

Seeing me so fallen and being merciful, he came to me and said, "O humble soul, listen to this wonderful message and your heart will rejoice.

tomare tarite sri-krsna-chaitanya
navadvipe avatara
toma hena kata dina-hina jane
karilena bhava-para [3]

"Sri Krishna Chaitanya has appeared in Nabadwip to deliver you. He has brought many humble souls just like you to the shore of the ocean of material existence.

vedera pratijna rakhibara tare
rukma-varna vipra-suta
mahaprabhu name nadiya mataya
sange bhai avadhuta [4]

"To fulfil the prophecies of the Vedas, He has appeared with a golden complexion as a brahman's son bearing the name 'Mahaprabhu' and driven all of Nadia (all the world) mad with divine love in the company of His brother Nityananda.

nanda suta yini chaitanya gosani
nija-nama kari' dana
tarila jagat tumi-o yaiya
laha nija paritrana [5]

"Sri Chaitanya, who is Krishna Himself, has distributed His own Name and delivered the world. Go also and accept your deliverance."

se katha suniya asiyachhi, natha!
tomara charana-tale
bhakati-vinoda kandiya kandiya
apana-kahini bale [6]

O Lord, hearing this message, Bhakti Vinod has come to the soles of Your feet. Crying, he tells his story.

 


 

EVENING SONGS:

  • Vandana
Guru • Sri Guru charana-padma
Pancha-tattva • Sri Krishna Chaitanya Prabhu daya kara more
Vaishnav
• Ohe Vaishnava Thakura dayara sagara, or:
• Ei-bara karuna kara Vaisnava Gosai
Nityananda Prabhu


• Nitai-pada-kamala koti chandra susitala, or:
• Akrodha paramananda Nityananda Raya, or:
• Nitai gunamani amara nitai gunamani, or:
• Parama karuna pahu dui jana
Mahaprabhu
• Gaurangera duti pada, or
• Gaya Gora madhur svare
• Hare Krishna mahamantra

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VANDANA

vande 'ham sri-guroh sri-yuta-pada-kamalam sri-gurun vaisnavams cha
sri-rupam sagrajatam saha-gana raghunath-anvitam tam sa-jivam
sadvaitam savadhutam parijana-sahitam krsna-chaitanya-devam
sri-radha-krsna-padan saha-gana-lalita sri-visakhanvitams cha

I offer my obeisance unto the lotus feet of my Guru, the predecessor Gurus, the Lord's devotees, Sri Rupa, Sri Sanatan, Sri Raghunath, Sri Jiva, Sri Rupa's followers, Sri Krishna Chaitanyadev, Sri Nityananda Prabhu, Sri Advaita Prabhu, Sri Chaitanyadev's associates, Sri Sri Radha-Krishna, Sri Lalita Devi, Sri Visakha Devi, and all of Their associates.

om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya
chaksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah

I offer my obeisance unto Sri Gurudev, who has opened my eyes, which were blinded by the darkness of ignorance, with the salve of divine knowledge.

pujya sri-guru-varga-vandita mahabhavanvitayah sada
paurva parya parampara prachalita prajya pramurtta krteh
bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam

I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of Acharyas, Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to Mahabhava, Srimati Radharani.

gurvvabhista-supurakam guru-ganair asisa-sambhusitam
chintyachintya-samasta-veda-nipunam sri-rupa-panthanugam
govindabhidham ujjvalam vara-tanum bhakty anvitam-sundaram
vande visva-gurun cha divya-bhagavat-premno hi bija-pradam

I offer my obeisance unto he who perfectly fulfils his Gurudev's most cherished desires; who is fully adorned with the blessings of his Gurudev's associates; who is expert in all aspects of Vedic knowledge, both conceivable and inconceivable; who is the pre-eminent follower of Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu's line; who is known as 'Govinda'—Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj; whose beautiful, effulgent, exalted form is infused with pure devotion; who is the Guru of the entire universe; and who is the giver of the seed of divine love for the Supreme Lord.

devam divya-tanum suchanda-vadanam balarka-chelanchitam
sandrananda-puram sad-eka-varanam vairagya-vidyambudhim
sri-siddhanta-nidhim subhakti-lasitam sarasvatanam varam
vande tam subhadam mad-eka-saranam nyasisvaram sridharam

I offer my obeisance unto my lord, Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj, whose speech is most pleasing; whose divine form is adorned with garments the colour of the newly-risen sun; who is an abode of intense, ecstatic devotion; who is the sadhus' sole choice; who is an ocean of renunciation and knowledge; who is a treasure-house of perfect conclusions; who is resplendent with pure devotion; who is the best of Srila Saraswati Thakur's followers; who is the giver of all good; who is the leading general of the tridandi-sannyasis; and who is my sole shelter.

sri-siddhanta-sarasvatiti vidito gaudiya-gurv-anvaye
bhato bhanuriva prabhata-gagane yo gaura-sankirtanaih
mayavada-timingilodara-gatan uddhrtya jivaniman
krsna-prema-sudhabdhi-gahana-sukham pradat prabhum tam bhaje

I serve my lord, who is known as Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur. Within the Gaudiya sampradaya's lineage of Gurus, he shines like the sun in the morning sky. Through the sankirtan of Sriman Mahaprabhu he rescues the souls engulfed within the belly of the timingila of illusionism and bestows upon them the ecstasy of swimming in the nectarean ocean of divine love for Krishna.

namo gaurakisoraya
bhaktavadhuta murtaye
gauranghri padma-bhrngaya
radha-bhava-nisevine

I offer my obeisance unto the divine form of the devotee avadhut Srila Gaura Kishor Das Babaji Maharaj, who is a honey-bee at Sri Gaurasundar's lotus feet and a servant of Srimati Radharani imbued with deep loving attachment.

vande bhaktivinodam sri-
gaura-sakti-svarupakam
bhakti-sastrajna-samrajam
radha-rasa-sudha-nidhim

I offer my obeisance unto Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur, the embodiment of Sri Gaurasundar's potency. He is the king of all knowers of the scriptures of pure devotion and an ocean of the nectar of devotion to Srimati Radharani.

gaura-vrajasritasesair
vaisnavair vandya-vigraham
jagannatha-prabhum vande
premabdhim vrddha-vaisnavam

I offer my obeisance unto my lord, the ocean of divine love, Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. He is the senior-most devotee, and worshipped by all who have taken shelter in Sri Nabadwip Dham and Sri Vraja Dham.

vanchha-kalpatarubhyas cha
krpa-sindhubhya eva cha
patitanam pavanebhyo
vaisnavebhyo namo namah

Again and again I offer my obeisance unto the Supreme Lord's devotees, who are saviours of the fallen, oceans of mercy, and wish-fulfilling trees.

pancha-tattvatmakam krsnam
bhakta-rupa-svarupakam
bhaktavataram bhaktakhyam
namami bhakta-saktikam

I offer my obeisance unto the five-fold manifestation of Sri Krishna known as the Pancha-Tattva: His form as a devotee (Sri Krishna Chaitanya), His expanded form as a devotee (Sri Nityananda Prabhu), His Avatar as a devotee (Sri Advaita Prabhu), His pure devotees (led by Srivas Thakur), and His devotional energies (led by Sri Gadadhar Pandit).

namo maha-vadanyaya krsna-prema-pradaya te
krsnaya krsna-chaitanya-namne gaura-tvise namah

Again and again I offer my obeisance unto You, Sri Krishna Chaitanya, the supremely merciful, golden form of Sri Krishna, the giver of Krishna-prema.

jayatam suratau pangor mama manda-mater gati
mat-sarvasva-padambhojau radha-madana-mohanau

All glory to the merciful Sri Sri Radha-Madan Mohan! Though I am lame and wicked, They are my sole shelter, and Their lotus feet are everything to me.

divyad-vrndaranya-kalpa-drumadhah-
srimad-ratnagara-simhasana-sthau
sri gandharva-srila-govinda-devau
presthalibhih sevyamanau smarami

I meditate upon Sri Radha and Sri Govinda being worshipped by Their dear girlfriends as They sit upon a throne within a beautiful jeweled temple beneath the wish-fulfilling trees of the divine abode of Vrindavan.

sriman rasa-rasarambhi vamsi-vata-tata-sthitah
karsan venu-svanair gopir gopinathah sriye 'stu nah

May Gopinath, the beautiful originator of the rasa-lila, who stands on the riverbank at Vamsi Vat and attracts the gopis with His flute-song, bestow auspiciousness upon us.

vrndayai tulasi-devyai priyayai kesavasya cha
krsna-bhakti-prade devi satyavatyai namo namah

Again and again I offer my obeisance unto Vrnda Devi, who is known as Tulasi Devi and Satyavati, who is most dear to Krishna, and who bestows devotion to Krishna upon us.

atha natva mantra-gurun gurun bhagavatarthadan
vyasan jagad-gurun natva tato jayam udirayet

Having offered obeisance to one's initiating Guru, to the Gurus who have taught one the meaning of the Bhagavat, and to all the authors of Vedic literature, who are the Gurus of the entire world, proclaim "Jay!"

jayah sa-parikara sri-sri-guru-gauranga-gandharvagovindasundar-padapadmanam jayastu!

All glory to the lotus feet of Sri Guru, Sri Gaurasundar, Sri Sri Gandharva-Govindasundar, and all of Their associates!

sri-krsna-chaitanya prabhu nityananda
sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi gaura-bhakta-vrnda

hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare
hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare

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GURUDEV

sri guru charana-padma kevala bhakati-sadma
vando muni savadhana mate
yahara prasade bhai e bhava tariya yai
krsna-prapti haya yaha haite [1]

I carefully offer my obeisance to Sri Guru's lotus feet, which are the sole abode of devotion. O brother! By his mercy we cross over this world and reach Krishna.

guru-mukha-padma-vakya chitete kariya aikya
ara na kariha mane asa
sri guru-charane rati ei se uttama-gati
ye prasade pure sarva asa [2]

Make the teachings from Sri Guru's lotus mouth one with your heart, and do not desire anything else within your heart. Attachment to Sri Guru's feet is the best path. By his mercy all desires are fulfilled.

chaksu-dana dila yei janme janme prabhu sei
divya-jnana hrde prakasita
prema-bhakti yaha haite avidya vinasa yate
vede gaya yahara charita [3]

He who gave me the gift of eyes is my lord, birth after birth. He manifested divine knowledge in my heart. He gives prema-bhakti and destroys ignorance. The Vedas sing of his character.

sri-guru karuna-sindhu adhama janara bandhu
lokanatha lokera jivana
ha ha prabhu kara daya deha more pada-chhaya
e adhama la-ila sarana [4]

Sri Guru is an ocean of mercy and the friend of the fallen. He is the lord and life of all people. O master! Be merciful. Give me the shade of your feet. This fallen soul has taken shelter of you.

(ami) (saran nilam)
(abhaya-sri-pada-padme saran nilam)
(amay) (daya kara he)
(patit-pavan sri gurudev daya kara he)
(adhama patita jene daya kara he)
(jay gurudev)

I have taken shelter. I have taken shelter at your lotus feet, where there is no fear. Please be merciful to me. O Sri Gurudev, saviour of the fallen, please be merciful to me. Understanding that I am lowly and fallen, be merciful to me. All glory to you, Sri Gurudev!

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PANCHA-TATTVA

sri krsna chaitanya prabhu daya kara more
toma vina ke dayalu jagata majhare [1]

O Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu! Be merciful to me. Other than You, who is merciful in this world?

patita-pavana-hetu tava avatara
mo sama patita prabhu na paibe ara [2]

You descended to save the fallen souls. O Lord, You will not find another soul as fallen as I.

ha ha prabhu nityananda premananda sukhi
krpa valokana kara ami bada duhkhi [3]

O Nityananda! You are overjoyed with divine love. Give me Your merciful glance. I am very sad.

daya kara sita-pati advaita gosani
tava krpa-bale pai chaitanya-nitai [4]

O Advaita Gosai, Lord of Sita Thakurani! Be merciful to me. By Your mercy, I will reach Sri Chaitanya and Nitai.

gaura-premamaya-tanu pandit gadadhara
srinivasa haridasa dayara sagara [5]

O Gadadhar Pandit, embodiment of love for Sri Gaura! O oceans of mercy, Srivas Pandit and Hari Das Thakur!

ha ha svarupa sanatana rupa raghunatha
bhatta-yuga sri jiva ha prabhu lokanatha [6]

O Svarup Damodar, Sanatan, Rupa, Raghunath Das, Raghunath Bhatta, Gopal Bhatta, and Sri Jiva! O Lokanath Prabhu!

daya kara sri-acharya prabhu srinivasa
ramachandra-sanga mage narottama dasa [7]

O Srinivas Acharya Prabhu! Be merciful! Narottam Das prays for the association of Ramachandra Kaviraj.

(daya kara prabhupada sri-gaura-prakasa)
(tava jana krpa mage ei adhama dasa)

O Srila Prabhupad, manifestation of Sri Gaura! Be merciful. This fallen servant prays for the mercy of your associates.

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VAISHNAV THAKUR

(1)

(ohe) vaisnava thakura dayara sagara
e dase karuna kari
diya pada-chaya sodha he amaya
tomara charana dhari [1]

O worshippable Vaisnava, ocean of grace, be merciful to this servant. Give me the shade of your feet and purify me. I clasp your feet.

chhaya vega dami' chhaya dosa sodhi'
chhaya guna deha' dase
chhaya sat-sanga deha' he amare
basechhi sangera ase [3]

Subjugate the six urges, rectify the six defects, and bestow the six good qualities upon this servant. Grant me the six kinds of good association. I have sat at your feet, desiring that association.

ekaki amara nahi paya bala
hari-nama-sankirtane
tumi krpa kari sraddha-bindu diya deha' krsna-nama-dhane [3]

Alone I do not have the ability to properly chant the Lord's Name. Mercifully give me a drop of faith and bestow upon me the wealth of Krsna's Name.

krsna se tomara krsna dite para
tomara sakati achhe
ami ta' kangala 'krsna krsna' bali
dhaitava pachhe pachhe [4]

Krsna is yours. You can give Krsna. You have that power. I am very poor. Calling, 'Krsna!' 'Krsna!', I run after you.

(ami) (dhai tava pachhe pachhe)
(krsna dhana pabar ase dhai tava pachhe pachhe)
(tumi dile krsna dite para)
(krsna tomar hrdayer dhan tumi dileo dite para)
(krsna debar sakti-dhara tumi dileo dite para)

I run after you. I run after you in hope of attaining the wealth of Krsna. If you desire to give Krsna, you can give Him. If you desire to give, you can give. Krsna is the wealth of your heart. You have the power to give Krsna. If only you desire to give Krsna, you can give Him.

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ei-bara karuna kara vaisnava gosai
patita-pavana toma vine keha nai [1]

O worshippable Vaisnava, be merciful to me this time. O saviour of the fallen, without you there is no one.

kahara nikate gele papa dure yaya
emana dayala prabhu keba kotha paya [2]

If one comes to you, one's sins go away. Where can such a merciful master be found?

gangara-parasa ha-ile paschate pavana
darsane pavitra kara—ei tomara guna [3]

If the Ganges touches someone, he is later purified, but you purify souls simply by seeing them—such is your power.

hari-sthane aparadhe tare hari-nama
toma-sthane aparadhe nahika edana [4]

If one offends the Lord, the Lord's Name delivers him, but if one offends you, one has no salvation.

tomara hrdaye sada govinda-visrama
govinda kahena—mama vaisnava parana [5]

Govinda always resides in your heart, and He says, "My devotees are My heart."

prati janme kari asa charanera dhuli
narottame kara daya apnara bali' [6]

In every birth I aspire for the dust of your feet. Be merciful to Narottam, considering him your own.

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NITYANANDA PRABHU

(1)

nitai-pada-kamala koti-chandra-susitala
ye chhayaya jagata judaya
hena nitai vine bhai radha-krsna paite nai
drdha kari' dhara nitaira paya [1]

Cooling like ten million moons, Nitai's lotus feet soothe the world with their shade. O brother! Without Nitai, you cannot reach Radha-Krsna. Firmly grasp Nitai's feet.

se sambandha nahi yara vrtha janma gela tara
sei pasu bada durachara
nitai na balila mukhe majila samsara-sukhe
vidya-kule ki karibe tara [2]

The life of one who had no connection with Nitai passed in vain. Such an animal is very wicked. What will learning (aristocratic birth) do for one who was immersed in worldly pleasures and never called aloud, 'Nitai'?

ahankare matta haina nitai-pada pasariya
asatyere satya kari' mani
nitaiyer karuna habe vraje radha-krsna pabe
dhara nitaiyer charan duhkhani [3]

Maddened with pride, forgetting Nitai's feet, I accept untruth as truth. When Nitai bestows His mercy you will reach Radha-Krsna in Vraja. Grasp Nitai's feet!

nitaiyer charana satya tanhara sevaka nitya
nitai-pada sada kara asa
narottama bada duhkhi nitai more kara sukhi
rakha ranga-charanera pasa [4]

Nitai's feet are truth, and His servants are eternal. Always aspire for Nitai's feet. Narottam is very sad: "O Nitai! Make me happy. Keep me beside your reddish feet."

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akrodha paramananda nityananda raya
abhimana-sunya nitai nagare bedaya [1]

The anger-less, prideless, supremely joyful Nityananda Ray wanders throughout the towns.

adhama patita jiver dvare dvare giya
hari-nama mahamantra dena bilaiya [2]

Going from door to door to the homes of the lowly and fallen souls, He distributes the Hare Krishna mahamantra.

yare dekhe tare kahe dante trna dhari'
amare kiniya laha bhaja gaurahari [3]

With straw between His teeth, He says to whoever He sees, "Purchase Me: simply serve Gaurahari."

eta bali' nityananda bhume gadi yaya
sonara parvata yena dhulate lotaya [4]

Saying this, Nityananda rolls on the ground like a golden mountain rolling in the dust.

hena avatare yara rati na janmila
lochan bale sei papi ela ara gela [5]

Lochan Das says of one who has not developed attachment to this Avatar, "Such a sinner simply came and went."

(yaoya asa sar ha-ila)
(nitai-charan na bhajila yaoya asa sar ha-ila)

"They simply came and went. Those who did not serve Nitai's feet simply came and went (took birth and died uselessly)."

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nitai gunamani amara nitai gunamani
aniya premera vanya bhasala avani [1]

Nitai, the jewel of all good qualities, my Nitai, the jewel of all good qualities, brought a flood of divine love and inundated the earth.

prema-vanya laye nitai aila gauda-dese
dubila bhakata-gana dina-hina bhase [2]

Nitai brought a flood of divine love to the land of Gauda. The devotees immersed themselves in it, but the unfortunate floated on its surface.

dina-hina patita pamara nahi bachhe
brahmara durlabha prema sabakare yache [3]

The sinful, unfortunate, and fallen did not desire this divine love, which is difficult for even Brahma to attain, yet Nitai begged them to accept it.

abaddha karuna-sindhu katiya muhana
ghare ghare bule prema-amiyara vana [4]

Nitai cut a canal into the sealed ocean of mercy and a flood of nectarean divine love spread to every home.

lochan bale hena nitai yeba na bhajila
janiya suniya sei atma-ghati haila [5]

Lochan Das says, "Anyone who did not serve Nitai knowingly committed suicide."

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parama karuna pahu dui jana
nitai gaurachandra
saba avatara-sara siromani
kevala ananda-kanda [1]

Nitai and Gaurachandra are the two most merciful Lords. They are the best, the crest-jewels, of all Avatars and the only source of joy.

(kevala-i ananda-kanda)
(nityananda gaurachandra kevala-i ananda-kanda)

They are the only source of joy. Nityananda and Gaurachandra are the only source of joy.

bhaja bhaja bhai chaitanya nitai
sudrdha visvasa kari' visaya chhadiya se rase majiya
mukhe bala hari hari [2]

O brothers! Serve! Serve Sri Sri Chaitanya-Nitai with firm faith! Leave aside worldly affairs, merge into this rasa, and chant aloud, 'Hari! Hari!'

(mukhe bala gaurahari)
(visay-katha parihari' mukhe bala gaurahari)
(gramya-katha parihari' mukhe bala gaurahari)

Chant aloud, 'Gaurahari'! Give up mundane talk and chant aloud 'Gaurahari'! Give up village talk and chant aloud 'Gaurahari'!

dekha ore bhai tribhuvane nai
emana dayala data

O brother! Look! There are no benefactors in the three worlds as merciful as Them.

(eman dayal ke va achhe)
(nitaira gaurer mata eman dayal ke va achhe)
(mar kheyeo nam prema yache eman dayal ke va achhe)

Who else is so merciful? Who is as merciful as Nitai and Gaura? They endure even being beaten, and yet They ask Their aggressors to accept the Holy Name and divine love. Who else is so merciful?

pasu pakhi jhure pasana vidare
suni yara guna-gatha [3]

Hearing of Their glory, birds and animals cry and stones melt.

samsare majiya rahili padiya
se pade nahila asa
apana karama bhunyaya samana
kahaye lochana dasa [4]

"Fallen and immersed in samsara, I never aspired for Their feet. Now Yamaraj subjects me to my karma." So says Lochan Das.

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SRIMAN MAHAPRABHU

(1)

gaurangera duti pada yara dhana sampada
se jane bhakati-rasa-sara
gaurangera madhura-lila yara karne pravesila
hrdaya nirmala bhela tara [1]

One whose wealth is Sri Gauranga's feet knows the essence of devotion's rasa. The heart of one who hears Sri Gauranga's sweet Pastimes becomes pure.

ye gaurangera nama laya tara haya premodaya
tare muni yai bali hari
gauranga-gunete jhure nitya-lila tare sphure
se jana bhakati-adhikari [2]

One who chants Sri Gauranga's Name develops divine love. To him, I say, "Bravo!" The eternal Pastimes are revealed to one who cries over Sri Gauranga's qualities. Such a soul is qualified for devotion.

gaurangera sangi-gane nitya-siddha kari mane
se yaya vrajendra-suta-pasa
sri-gauda-mandala-bhumi yeba jane chintamani
tara haya vraja-bhume vasa [3]

One who considers Sri Gauranga's associates to be eternally liberated reaches Krsna. One who knows the holy land of Gauda to be made of wish-fulfilling (spiritual) gemstone resides in the land of Vraja.

gaura-prema-rasarnave se tarange yeba dube
se radha-madhava-antaranga
grhe va vanete thake 'ha gauranga' bale dake
narottama mage tara sanga [4]

One who swims in the waves of the nectarean ocean of divine love for Sri Gaura is an intimate associate of Sri Sri Radha-Madhava. Whether he lives in a house or in the forest, Narottam Das begs for the association of one who calls, 'O Gauranga!'

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gaya gora madhur svare

Gaurasundar sings in a sweet voice:

"hare krsna hare krsna krsna krsna hare hare
hare rama hare rama rama rama hare hare" [1]

grhe thaka, vane thaka
sada 'hari' bale' daka
sukhe duhkhe bhulo naka
vadane hari-nam kara re [2]

Stay at home, or stay in a forest, regardless, always call out 'Hari!' In happiness and in sadness, don't forget: chant the Lord's Name aloud.

maya-jale baddha ha'ye
achha michhe kaja la'ye
ekhan-o chetana peye
radha-madhav-nam bala re [3]

Bound in Maya's net, you work in vain. Now, while you are still conscious, chant 'Radha-Madhava'.

jivana ha-ila sesa
na bhajile hrsikesa
bhaktivinod-upadesa
ek-bar nam-rase mata re [4]

Your life is ending, but you have not served Hrsikes. Bhakti Vinod advises: once relish His Name's nectar.

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SPECIAL SONGS:

(Recommended)

• Amara jivana sada pape rata
• Sarvasva tomara charane sapiya
Ekadashi day
• Sri Hari-Vasare
• Suddha-bhakata-charana-renu
Disappearance day • Ye anila prema-dhana

 

AMARA JIVANA

amara jivana sada pape rata
nahika punyera lesa
parere udvega diyachhi ye kata
diyachhi jivere klesa [1]

My life is always engrossed in sin. There is not a trace of piety within it. I have caused others so much anxiety and trouble.

nija sukha lagi' pape nahi dari
daya-hina svartha-para
para-sukhe duhkhi sada mithya-bhasi
para-duhkha sukha-kara [2]

I am never afraid to engage in sinful activities for the sake of my own happiness. I am merciless and selfish. I am a perpetual liar. I am saddened by the happiness of others and pleased by the sadness of others.

asesa kamana hrdi majhe mora
krodhi, dambha-parayana
mada-matta sada visaye mohita
himsa-garva vibhusana [3]

There are unlimited sinful desires within the core of my heart. I am angry and arrogant, always maddened with vanity, infatuated with mundanity, and malice and pride are my ornaments.

nidralasya hata sukarye virata
akarye udyogi ami
pratistha lagiya sathya-acharana
lobha-hata sada kami [4]

I am subdued by laziness and sleep, averse to performing good deeds, and eager to perform sinful deeds. I engage in deceitful behaviour in pursuit of prestige. I am ruined by greed and constantly covetous.

e hena durjana sajjana-varjita
aparadhi nirantara
subha-karya-sunya sadanartha-manah
nanaduhkhe jara jara [5]

Such a sinner as I is shunned by devotees, and is a constant offender. I am devoid of virtuous motives, always intent upon evil, and racked by various miseries.

vardhakye ekhana upaya-vihina
ta'te dina akinchana
bhakati-vinoda prabhura charane
kare duhkha nivedana [6]

Now aged, I am devoid of any means of deliverance and thus destitute and distressed. Bhakti Vinod submits this remorseful confession at the Lord's feet.

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SARVASVA TOMARA

sarvasva tomara, charane sapiya,
padechhi tomara ghare
tumi ta' thakura, tomara kukkura,
baliya janaha more [1]

I have offered everything at Your feet and taken shelter in Your home. You are my Master; please consider me Your dog.

bandhiya nikate, amare palibe,
rahiba tomara dvare
pratipa-janere, asite na diba,
rakhiba gadera pare [2]

You will tie me up nearby and maintain me. I will remain at Your doorstep. I will not allow any inimical persons to enter; I will keep them on the far side of Your moat.

tava nija-jana, prasada seviya,
uchchhista rakhibe yaha
amara bhojana, parama-anande,
prati-dina habe taha[3]

Whatever remnants Your devotees leave behind after hon-ouring Your prasad I will eat every day with great joy.

basiya suiya, tomara charana,
chintiba satata ami
nachite nachite, nikate yaiba,
yakhana dakibe tumi [4]

While sitting up or lying down, I will always think of Your feet. I will come to You whenever You call me, dancing all the way.

nijera posana, kabhu na bhaviba,
rahiba bhavera bhare
bhakati-vinoda, tomare palaka,
baliya varana kare [5]

I will never think about my own maintenance; I will always remain within the shelter of loving attachment for You. Bhakti Vinod embraces You as his maintainer.

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SRI HARI-VASARE

sri hari-vasare hari-kirtana-vidhana
nrtya arambhila prabhu jagatera prana [1]

On the holy day of Sri Hari (Ekadasi), Sriman Mahaprabhu, the life and soul of the universe, began dancing.

punyavanta srivasa-angane subharambha
uthila kirtana-dhvani gopala govinda [2]

With the auspicious beginning of the kirtan in the courtyard of the fortunate Srivas, the sound of the chanting, 'Gopal!' 'Govinda!' arose.

mrdanga mandira baje sankha karatala
sankirtana sange saba ha-ila misala [3]

The sounds of the mrdangas, cymbals, conchshells, and clapping hands all combined together in the sankirtan.

brahmande uthila dhvani puriya akasa
chaudikera amangala yaya saba nasa [4]

The sound of the sankirtan arose and filled the sky, destroying inauspiciousness in all directions.

chatur-dike sri hari-mangala sankirtana
madhye nache jagannatha misrera nandana [5]

Mahaprabhu Visvambhar, the son of Jagannath Misra, danced, surrounded by the auspicious Hari-nam-sankirtan on all sides.

sabara angete sobhe sri chandana-mala
anande nachaye sabe ha-iye vibhola [6]

Everyone was decorated with sandalwood paste and flower garlands, and danced, overwhelmed with joy.

nijanande nache mahaprabhu visvambhara
charanera tali suni ati manohara [7]

Mahaprabhu Visvambhar danced in the ecstasy of Himself. Hearing the rhythm of His feet was heart capturing.

bhavavese mala nahi rahaye galaya
chhindiya padaye giya bhakatera gaya [8]

While He was rapt in ecstasy, His flower garland could not remain around His neck. It tore and fell as the devotees sang.

yara namanande siva vasana na jane
yara rase nache siva se nache apane [9]

In the ecstasy of whose Name Siva forgets His clothing, in the ecstasy of whom Siva always dances, that Supreme Lord now dances personally.

yara name valmiki ha-ila tapodhana
yara name ajamila paila mochana [10]
yara name sravane samsara-bandha ghuche
hena prabhu avatari kali-yuge nache [11]

By whose Name Valmiki became a powerful sage, by whose Name Ajamil attained liberation, by hearing whose Name the bondage of material existence is destroyed, that very Lord descends in the Age of Kali and dances.

yara nama la-i suka narada bedaya
sahasra-vadana-prabhu yara guna gaya [12]
sarva-maha-prayaschita ye prabhura nama
se prabhu nachaye dekhe yata bhagyavan [13]

He whose Name Sukadev and Narad take as they wander about, whose glories the thousand-mouthed Anantadev sings, whose Name is the supreme form of atonement, that Lord now dances and glances upon the fortunate souls.

sri krsna-chaitanya nityananda-chada jana
vrndavana dasa tachhu pada-yuge gana [14]

Embracing Sri Krsna Chaitanya and Nityanandachad as his life and soul, Vrndavan Das sings the glories of Their lotus feet.

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SUDDHA-BHAKATA

suddha-bhakata-charana-renu
bhajana-anukula
bhakata-seva parama-siddhi
prema-latikara mula [1]

The dust of pure devotees' feet is favourable to devotion. Serving the devotees is the supreme fulfilment and the root of the creeper of divine love.

madhava-tithi bhakti-janani
yatane palana kari
krsna-vasati vasati bali'
parama adare vari [2]

I carefully observe the holy days related to Madhava. They are the mother of devotion. With great adoration, I embrace the abode of Krsna as my own.

gaura amara ye-saba sthane
karala bhramana range
se-saba sthana heriba ami
pranayi-bhakata-sange [3]

In the company of loving devotees, I behold all the places my Gaurasundar visited during His Pastimes.

mrdanga-vadya sunite mana
avasara sada yache
gaura-vihita kirtana suni'
anande hrdaya nache [4]

My heart always begs for the opportunity to hear the sound of the mrdanga. Hearing the kirtan prescribed by Sri Gaurasundar, my heart dances with joy.

yugala-murti dekhiya mora
parama-ananda haya
prasada-seva karite haya
sakala prapancha jaya [5]

Beholding the Deity forms of the Divine Couple, I feel the greatest joy. By honouring prasad, I overcome the entire material illusion.

ye-dina grhe bhajana dekhi
grhete goloka bhaya
charana-sidhu dekhiya ganga
sukha na sima paya [6]

On days when I see devotional service taking place in my home, I feel that Goloka has manifested there. Seeing the Ganges, the nectar from the Lord's feet, my happiness has no limit.

tulasi dekhi' judaya prana
madhava-tosani jani'
gaura-priya saka-sevane
jivana sarthaka mani [7]

Seeing Tulasi Devi soothes my soul, for I know she pleases Madhava. Honouring sak, Sri Gaurasundar's favourite, I consider my life successful.

bhakativinoda krsna-bhajane
anukula paya yaha
prati-divase parama-sukhe
svikara karaye taha [8]

Whatever Bhakti Vinod obtains that is favourable to Krsna's service, he accepts every day with the greatest joy.

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DISAPPEARANCE DAY SONG

ye anila prema-dhana karuna prachura
hena prabhu kotha gela acharya thakura [1]

Where has Advaita Acharya, the Lord who mercifully brought the wealth of divine love to this world, gone?

kaha mora svarupa rupa kaha sanatana
kaha dasa raghunatha patita-pavana [2]

Where are my Svarup, Rupa, and Sanatan? Where is my Raghunath Das? Where are the saviours of the fallen souls?

kaha mora bhatta-yuga kaha kaviraja
eka-kale kotha gela gora nata-raja [3]

Where are my Raghunath Bhatta and Gopal Bhatta? Where is my Krishaadas Kaviraj? Where has the great dancer Sri Gauranga suddenly gone?

pasane kutiba matha anale pasiba
gauranga gunera nidhi kotha gele paba

I will break my head on a rock, I will enter into fire—where shall I go to reach the reservoir of all qualities, Sri Gauranga?

se saba sangira sange ye kaila vilasa
se sanga na pana kande narottama dasa [5]

Not finding the association of Sri Gauranga, who performed His Pastimes with all these associates, Narottam Das weeps.

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ON THIS PAGE:

Morning songs
  • Vandana
  • Sri Gurvastakam
  • Saranagati
  • Thakura Vaisnava-gana
  • Nitai-pada-kamala
  • Emona durmati
  • Hare Krishna

Evening songs
  • Vandana
  • Sri Guru charana-padma
  • Pancha-tattva
  • Ohe Vaishnava Thakura
    (Ei-bara karuna kara)
  • Nitai-pada-kamala
    (or Akrodha paramananda)
    (or Nitai gunamani amara)
    (or Parama karuna)
  • Gaurangera duti pada
    (Gaya Gora madhur svare)
  • Hare Krishna

Misc and Special days
  • Amara jivana
  • Sarvasva tomara
  • Sri Hari-vasare
  • Suddha-bhakata
  • Ye anila prema-dhana

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