Sri Nimai Sannyas
(বাংলা সংস্করণ)

misra-suta visvambhara navadvipa vasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [1]

Vishvambhar, the son of Jagannath Mishra, who resides in Nabadwip, Sachi's Nimai, oh! He has taken sannyas.

nyaya-daksa laksa laksa adhyapaka trasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [2]

He is expert in logic and feared by hundreds of thousands of scholars. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

kandarpa jiniya rupa-yauvana-prakasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [3]

His youthful beauty surpasses Cupid. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

sara navadvipa kare andhakara grasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [4]

Darkness engulfed the whole of Nabadwip. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

kantaka nagare kesava bharati sakasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [5]

From Keshava Bharati in Katwa, oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

ksubdha jana-sindhu tunga taranga prakasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [6]

Great waves manifested in an ocean of agitated people. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

uddhata janata dekhaya bharatike trasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [7]

The agitated crowd frightened Keshava Bharati. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

krandanera uchcharola bharila akasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [8]

A tumult of cries filled the sky. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

sire karaghata kare antaranga dasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [9]

His intimate servants slapped their foreheads. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

tapa dagdha jiva-duhkhe-duhkhi janollasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [10]

Those sorrowed by the sorrow of other souls scorched by worldly distress rejoiced. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

uttarayana samkramane sannyasa prakasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [11]

He revealed His sannyas as the sun completed its northern course (at the time of Makara Sankranti, mid-January). Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

sundara chanchara kesa chanda mukhe hasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [12]

His beautiful curly hair decorated His smiling moon-like face. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

kesera karttane kiba premera ullasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [13]

What joy born of divine love He exhibited as His hair was cut away! Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

krandane akula loka keha va udasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [14]

Some people cried in distress. Others became despondent. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

keha kruddha keha mugdha kara matta hasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [15]

Some became angry, some were stunned, and some laughed madly. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

auddhatya karite dhaya bharatira pasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [16]

Some impudently ran after Keshava Bharati. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

nadiya pandita dalera svastira niḥsvasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [17]

The scholars of Nadia breathed a sigh of relief. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

nari-gana ninde vidhi srjila sannyasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [18]

The women blasphemed Providence for creating sannyas. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

sri krsna chaitanya nama ha-ila prakasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [19]

His name 'Sri Krishna Chaitanya' was revealed. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

mandita hemange sobhe aruna suvasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [20]

His golden form was adorned with beautiful saffron cloth. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

kare danda kamandalu bhiksuka prakasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [21]

He became a mendicant, with staff and water-pot in hand. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

katoya gangaya krsna kolahalollasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [22]

Beside the Ganges in Katwa, there was an ecstatic uproar of ‘Krishna!' Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

papa aparadha bhiksa sarva-jiva pasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [23]

He begged all souls for their sins and offences. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

sarva-jive yachi dena krsna-prema rasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [24]

He begged from all souls and gave them the ecstasy of Krishna-prema. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

chauddasa ektrisa saka maghadya divasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [25]

On the first day of the month of Magh in the year 1431 of the Shaka era, oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

sri-charana-renu yache ramananda dasa
sachira nimai ai karere sannyasa [26]

Ramananda Das begs for the dust of His holy feet. Oh! Sachi's Nimai has taken sannyas.

 

Composed by His Divine Grace
Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj.
Originally published in Sri Gaudiya Darsan:
Volume 12, Issue 11, Sunday, on 11 June 1967.

 

Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj reading the poem on 16 January 2011:
Download the audio (1 Mb, 3 min)

Also available:
• the poem in Bengali
an original scan of the poem (2.1 Mb).

 

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