Śrī Śrī Gaurasundara Āvirbhava Vāsare

(The Appearance Day of Sri Gaurasundara)

(This Bengali bhajana was composed by His Divine Grace Śrīla Bhakti Rakṣaka Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja commemorating the divine appearance of Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu).

(1)
aruṇa vasane, sonara sūraja
udiche kena re āja
vasanta suṣamā, ujāri āpanā
ḍhāle kena jaga-mājha

On this day, why has the Golden Sun (Śrī Gaurāṅga) arisen wearing red cloth? Why has He descended to the earth in the middle of Spring when everything seems so beautiful and amazing?

(2)
taru gulma-latā, apūrva baratā
bahe kena phale phule
bhṛṅga o vihaṅge, kena hena raṅge
saṅgita taraṅga tule

Why are all the trees, shrubs and creepers full of fruits and flowers? Why do the birds and bees sing their songs with such bliss?

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Sri Narottama Prabhor Ashtakam

Srila Vishvanath Chakravarti Thakur

sri-krishna-namamrita-varshi-vaktra-
chandra-prabha-dhvasta-tamo-bharaya
gauranga-devanucharaya tasmai
namo namah srila narottamaya [1]

Again and again I offer my obeisance unto Sri Gaurangadev’s servant Srila Narottam Thakur, who dispels all darkness with the lustre of his moon-like face by showering the nectar of Sri Krishna-nam.

sankirtananandaja-manda-hasya
danta-dyuti-dyotita-dinmukhaya
svedasru-dhara-snapitaya tasmai
namo namah srila narottamaya [2]

When he gently smiles with the joy of Nam-sankirtan, the lustre of his teeth illuminates the directions, and he bathes in streams of perspiration and tears. Again and again I offer my obeisance unto Srila Narottam Thakur.

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Kabe Mui Vaisnava Cinibo

Song Name: Kabe Mui Vaisnava Cinibo

Official Name: Ucchvasa: Prarthana Lalasmayi Song

Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru

 

Language: Bengali

(1)

kabe mui vaisnava cinibo hari hari
vaisnava carana, kalyaner khani,
matibo hrdaye dhori’

1) Oh Hari, when will I be able to recognize a Vaishnava
The feet of the Vaisnava is the source of auspiciousness
Keeping those feet on my very heart I will be fully ecstatic


(2)

baisnava-thakura aprakrta sada,
nirdosa, anandamoy
krsna-name priti jade udasina,
jibete dayardra hoy

2) The venerable Vaishnava is always transcendental
He is innocent and joyous He feels pleasure in chanting the name of Krishna, at the same time he is oblivious to the material world He is deeply compassionate to the living entities

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Tritiya Caitanyastaka

Song Name: Upasita Padambujas

Official Name: Volume 1 Tritiya Caitanyastaka

Author: Rupa Goswami

Book Name: Stavamala

Language: Sanskrit

(1)

upāsita-padāmbujas tvam anurakta-rudrādibhiḥ
prapadya puruṣottamaḿ padam adabhram udbhrājitaḥ
samasta-nata-maṇḍalī-sphurad-abhīṣṭa-kalpa-drumaḿ
śacī-suta mayi prabho kuru mukunda mande kṛpām

1) O Lord Caitanya, Your lotus feet are worshiped by the devoted Siva and other demigods. You are splendidly manifested in the best of cities, Jagannatha Puri. For the surrendered devotees You are a desire tree. O Sacinandana, O Mukunda, please be merciful to this great fool.

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Dvitiya Sri Caitanyastakam

Song Name: Kalau Yam Vidvamsah Sphutam

Official Name: Volume 1 Dvitiya Sri Caitanyastakam

Author: Rupa Goswami

Book Name: Stavamala

Language: Sanskrit

(1)

kalau yaḿ vidvaḿsaḥ sphuṭam abhiyajante dyuti-bharād
akṛṣṇāńgaḿ kṛṣṇaḿ makha-vidhibhir utkīrtanamayaiḥ
upāsyaḿ ca prāhur yam akhila-caturthāśrama-juṣāḿ
sa devaś caitanyākṛtir atitarāḿ naḥ kṛpayatu

By performing the sacrifice of congregational chanting of the holy name, scholars in the age of Kali worship Lord Krsna, who is now non-blackish because of the great upsurge of feelings of Srimati Radharani. He is the only worshipable Deity for the paramahamsas, who have attained the highest stage of the fourth order (sannyasa). May that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Caitanya, show us His great causeless mercy.

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Prathama Caitanyastaka

Song Name: Sadopasyah Sriman Dhrta Manuja

Official Name: Volume 1 Prathama Caitanyastaka

Author: Rupa Goswami

Book Name: Stavamala

Language: Sanskrit

(1)

sadopāsyaḥ śrīmān dhṛta-manuja-kāyaiḥ praṇayitāḿ
vahadbhir girbāṇair giriśa-parameṣṭhi-prabhṛtibhiḥ
sva-bhaktebhyaḥ śuddhasḿ nija-bhajana-mudrām upadiśan
sa caitanyaḥ kiḿ me punar api dṛśor yāsyati padam

Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu is always the most worshipable Deity of the demigods, including Lord Siva and Lord Brahma, who came in the garb of ordinary men bearing love for Him. He instructs His own pure devotional service to His own devotees. Will He again become visible before the path of my eyes?

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Suno He Rasikajana Krsna Guna Aganana

Srila Bhaktivionda ThakurBook: “Kalyana Kalpataru.”
Official Song Name: “Ucchvasa: Ucchvasa Kirtana Guna Kirtana Song 2”.
Author: Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur

LYRICS:

(1)
suna, he rasikajana krsna guna aganana
ananta kahite nahi pare
krsna jagatera guru krsna vascakalpataru
navika se bhava-parabare

(2)
hrdaya pirita ja’ra krsna cikitsaka ta’ra
bhava roga nasite catura
krsna bahirmmukha jane premamrta vitarane
krame laya nija antahpura

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Sri Cauragraganya Ashtakam

Sri Cauragraganya Ashtakam
by Srila Bilvamangala Thakur

व्रजे प्रसिद्धं नवनीतचौरं, गोपांगनानां च दुकूलचौरम् ।
अनेक-जन्मार्जित-पापचौरं, चौराग्रगण्यं पुरुषं नमामि ॥१॥

vraje prasiddhaḿ navanīta-cauraḿ
gopāńganānāḿ ca dukūla-cauram
aneka-janmārjita-pāpa-cauraḿ
caurāgragaṇyaḿ puruṣaḿ namāmi

I offer pranama to that foremost of thieves — who is famous in Vraja as the butterthief and He who steals the gopis’ clothes, and who, for those who take shelter of Him, steals the sins which have accrued over many lifetimes.

श्रीराधिकाया हृदयस्य चौरं, नवांबुदश्यामलकान्तिचौरम् ।
पदाश्रितानां च समस्तचौरं, चौराग्रगण्यम् पुरुषं नमामि ॥२॥

śrī rādhikāyā hṛdayasya cauraḿ
navāmbuda-śyāmala-kānti-cauram
padāśritānāḿ ca samasta-cauraḿ
caurāgragaṇyaḿ puruṣaḿ namāmi

I offer pranama to the foremost of thieves — who steals Srimati Radhika’s heart, who steals the dark luster of a fresh raincloud, and who steals all the sins and sufferings of those who take shelter of His feet.

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Anadi Karama Phale

Song Name: Anadi Karama Phale

Official Name: Sri Siksastakam Song 5

Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakur

Book Name: Givatali

 

 

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LYRICS:

(1)anādi’ karama-phale,  poḍi’ bhavārnava-jale

toribāre nā dekhi upāy

e-viṣaya-halāhale,  divā-niśi hiyā jwale,

mana kabhu sukha nāhi pāy

 
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