Dvitiya Sri Caitanyashtaka

BY: SUN STAFF

A Sankirtan Scene
After a painting in lacquer on wooden board meant to be a book cover,
obtained from Birbhum, early 17th Century.


Mar 10, 2017 — CANADA (SUN) — Prayers Glorifying Lord Caitanya by Srila Rupa Gosvami.

Text 1

kalau yam vidvamsah sphutam abhiyajante dyuti-bharad
akrishnangam krishnam makha-vidhibhir utkirtanamayaih
upasyam ca prahur yam akhila-caturthasrama-jusham
sa devas caitanyakritir atitaram nah kripayatu

By performing the sacrifice of congregational chanting of the holy name, scholars in the age of Kali worship Lord Krishna, 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.

Text 2

caritram tanvanah priyam aghavad-ahladana-padam
jayodghoshaih samyag-viracita-saci-soka-haranah
udancan-martanda-dyuti-hara-dukulancita-katih
sa devas caitanyakritir atitaram nah kripayatu

Loudly shouting "jaya" as He manifested His sankirtana pastimes that delighted even the fallen and sinful, and His hips bound by a silk garment that eclipsed the splendor of the rising sun, He pacified His mother's grief. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Caitanya, show us His great causeless mercy.

Text 3

aparam kasyapi pranayi-jana-vrindasya kutuki
rasa-stomam hritva madhuram upabhoktum kam api yah
rucam svam avavre dyutim iha tadiyam prakatayan
sa devas caitanyakritir atitaram nah kripayatu

Lord Krishna desired to taste the limitless nectarean mellows of love of one of His multitude of loving damsels (Sri Radha), and so He has assumed the form of Lord Caitanya. He has tasted that love while hiding His own dark complexion with Her effulgent yellow color. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Caitanya, show us His great causeless mercy.

Text 4

anaradhyah pritya ciram asura-bhava-pranayinam
prapannanam daivim prakritim adhidaivam tri-jagati
ajasram yah sriman jayati sahajananda-madhurah
sa devas caitanyakritir atitaram nah kripayatu

By the demons He is never worshiped with love. For the surrendered devotees He defeats the power of material destiny in the three worlds. He is handsome, blissful, and charming. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Caitanya, show us His great causeless mercy.

Text 5

gatir yah paundranam prakatita-navadvipa-mahima
bhavenalankurvan bhuvana-mahitam srotriya-kulam
punaty angi-karad bhuvi paramahamsasrama-padam
sa devas caitanyakritir atitaram nah kripayatu

He is the shelter of the people of Bengal. His glory is manifested in Navadvipa. By birth He ornaments the brahmana community, which is worshiped in all the worlds. By accepting it, He purifies the paramahamsa-asrama in this world. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Caitanya, show us His great causeless mercy.

Text 6

mukhenagre pitva madhuram iha namamrita-rasam
drisor dvara yas tam vamati ghana-bashpambu-misatah
bhuvi premnas tattvam prakatayitum ullasita-tanuh
sa devas caitanyakritir atitaram nah kripayatu

To reveal the truth of pure transcendental love in this world He first jubilantly drank with His mouth the nectar of the holy name, and then discharged it from His eyes on the pretext of shedding tears. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Caitanya, show us His great causeless mercy.

Text 7

tanum avishkurvan nava-purata-bhasam kati-lasat-
karankalankaras taruna-gaja-rajancita-gatih
priyebhyo yah siksham disati nija-nirmalya-rucibhih
sa devas caitanyakritir atitaram nah kripayatu

His form is splendid as new gold. His waist is decorated with a waterpot. He is as graceful as a regal young elephant. By appreciating His own krishna-prasadam garlands, He teaches His dear associates. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Caitanya, show us His great causeless mercy.

Text 8

smitalokah sokam harati jagatam yasya parito
giram tu prarambhah kusala-patalim pallavayati
padalambah kam va pranayati na hi prema-nivaham
sa devas caitanyakritir atitaram nah kripayatu

His smiling glance at once drives away all the bereavements of the world, and His very words enliven the auspicious creepers of devotion by expanding their leaves. Taking shelter of His lotus feet invokes transcendental love of God at once. May that Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Caitanya, show us His great causeless mercy.

Text 9

saci-sunoh kirti-stabaka-nava-saurabhya-nibidam
puman yah pritatma pathati kila padyashtakam idam
sa lakshmivan etam nija-pada-saroje pranayitam
dadanah kalyanim anupadam abadham sukhayati

At every step may the glorious Supreme Personality of Godhead bring transcendental happiness and grant auspicious pure love for His own lotus feet to that person who very happily reads these eight verses, which contain the fresh, sweet fragrance of the many blossoming flowers of the glories of Lord Caitanya, the son of Saci.


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