Songs from the Adi-khanda
BY: SUN STAFF
Jan 21, CANADA (SUN) The Bengali text of Songs in Chapters Two and Three of the Adi-khanda of Sri Caitanya-bhagavata. Translated by Sriman Kusakratha dasa.
A Song in Dhanasri-raga (page 36)
rahu-kabale indu, parakasa-nama-sindhu, kali-mardana baje bana pahum bela parakas, bhuvana caturdasa, jaya jaya padila ghoshana
Rahu swallowed the moon, there were great tidal waves in the ocean of the holy names, Kali was defeated, and the victory flag flew. The Supreme Personality of Godhead was manifest, and the fourteen worlds were filled with the sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!"
dekhite gauracandra, nadiya loka-, soka saba nasal
dine dine badala ananda,
Gazing on the moon of Lord Caitanya, everyone in Nadiya is filled with bliss. Now all their sorrows have perished.
dundubhi baje, sata sankha gaje, baje benu-bishan
sri-caitanya-t hakur, nityananda-prabhu, brindabana-dasa gan
Dundubhi drums are struck. A hundred conchshell trumpets are blown. Flutes and buffalo-horn bugles are played. Vrindavana dasa sings the glories of Sri Caitanya Thakura and Nityananda Prabhu.
A Song in Dhanasri-raga (page 37)
jiniya rabi-kar, sri-anga-sundar, nayane hera-i na pari
ayata-locan, ishat bankim, upama nahika bicari
The handsomeness of His limbs defeats the sunshine. My eyes cannot bear to gaze on Him. I cannot speak any metaphors to describe His long, slightly curved eyes.
(aju) bijaye gauranga, abani-mandale, caudike suniya ullas
eka hari-dhvani, a-brahma bhari' suni, gauranga-cander parakas
Today Lord Caitanya's glories are manifest. Sounds of joy are heard in the four directions of the earth. Each vibration of Lord Hari's names fills all the worlds up to Brahmaloka. Now the moon of Lord Caitanya is manifest.
candane ujjwal, baksha parisar, dolaye tathi bana-mala
canda-su-sital, sri-mukha-mandal, a-j'anu bahu bisal
He is splendid like sandal paste. His chest is broad. His forest-flower garland swings to and fro. His handsome face is like the cooling moon. His long arms reach to His knees.
dekhiya caitanya, bhubana dhanya-dhanya, ut haye jaya-jaya-nad
ko-i nacat, ko-i gayat, keli haila harishe bishad
Gazing at Lord Caitanya, the fortunate world calls out "Jaya! Jaya!" Some dance. Others sing. Kali is filled with despair.
cari-beda-sira, mukut a caitanya, pamara mudha nahi jane
sri-caitanya-candra, nitai t hakura, brindabana-dasa gane
Only pathetic fools cannot understand the truth of Lord Caitanya, who is the crown on the heads of the four Vedas. Vrindavana dasa sings the glories of Sri Caitanya Thakura and Nityananda Prabhu.
A Song in Pat ha-manjari-raga (Ekapadi)
prakasa haila gauracandra, dasa-dike ut hila ananda
The moon of Lord Caitanya has risen. Now the ten directions are filled with bliss.
rupa kot i-madana jiniya, hase nija-kirtana suniya
His handsome form defeats millions of Kamadevas. He smiles as He hears the chanting of His holy names.
ati-sumadhura mukha-ankhi, maha-raja-cihna saba dekhi
I gaze on His charming eyes and face, marked with the signs of a great king.
sri-carana-dhvaja-vajra sobhe, saba-ange jaga-mana lobhe
Every heart in this world yearns to gaze on His limbs and on His feet graceful with the flag and thunderbolt.
dura gela sakala apad, byakta haila sakala sampad
His glories and opulences make all misfortunes flee far away.
sri-caitanya nityananda jan, brindabana-dasa guna gan
Sri Caitanya and Sri Nityananda are my life and soul. I, Vrindavana dasa, sing of Their glories.
A Song in Nat a-mangala-raga
caitanya-abatar, suniya deba-gan, ut hila parama-mangala re
sakala-tapa-har, sri-mukha-candra dekhi, anande haila bihwala re
Hearing that Lord Caitanya had descended to this world, the demigods felt the presence of great auspiciousness. Gazing at the moon of His face, a moon the cools the burning sufferings of material life, they became wild with bliss.
ananta brahma siba, adi kari' jata deba, sabe-i nara-rupa dhari' re
gayena hari hari, grahana chala kari', lakhite keha nahi pari re
Ananta, Brahma, Siva, and the other demigods have now assumed human forms. On the pretext of the eclipse they also chant "Hari! Hari!" I have no power to describe the glories I have seen.
dasa-dike day, loka nadiyay, boliya ucca hari hari re
manusha deba meli', ekatra haya keli, anande nabadwipa puri re
The four directions of Nadiya are filled with loud sounds of "Hari! Hari!" Demigods and humans meet and enjoy pastimes. Now Navadvipa is flooded with bliss.
sacira angane, sakala deba-gane, pranama haiya padila re
grahana-andhakare, lakhite keha nare, durjneya caitanyera khela re
In Saci's courtyard all the demigods offer respectful obeisances. In the blinding darkness of eclipse no one can see them. These pastimes of Lord Caitanya are very difficult to understand.
keha pade stuti, kaharo hate chati, keha camara dhulay re
parama-harishe, keha pushpa barishe, keha nace gaya ba'ya re
Some offered prayers. Others held a parasol. Others fanned with camaras. Others joyfully showered flowers. Others sang. Others danced.
saba bhakta sange kari', a-ila gaura-hari, pashandi kichu-i na jane re
sri-krishna-caitanya, prabhu-nityananda, brindabana-dasa rasa gana re
Lord Caitanya has come with His devotees. The atheists and offenders do not understand Him in any way. Vrindavana dasa sings the nectar glories of Sri Krishna Caitanya and Nityananda Prabhu.
A Song in Mangala-raga (Pancama-raga)
dundubhi-dindima-, mangala-jaya-dhvani, gaya madhura rasala re
bedera agocar, aji bet aba, bilamba nahi ara kola re
The dundubhi and dindima drums are struck. There are auspicious sounds of "Jaya!" There is the nectar of sweet singing. "Today we will meet a very exalted person, a person even the Vedas do not understand. Please, don't delay."
anande indrapur, mangala-kolahal, saja' saja' boli saja' re
bahuta punya-bhagye, caitanya-parakas, paola nabadwipa majhe re
In Indrapura there is a great tumult of auspicious sounds. Everyone calls out, "Hurry! Get ready! Get ready!" "Because of our great good fortune, we will now go to Lord Caitanya, who has appeared in Navadvipa!"
anyonya alingan, cumbana ghana-ghan, laja keha nahi mane re
nadiya-purandar-, janama-ullase, apana-para nahi jane re
They embrace and kiss each other. They have no shame. Wild with joy that the prince of Navadvipa had now taken birth, they do not know who they are and who others are either.
aichana kautuka, aila nabadwipe, caudike suni hari-nama re
pa-iya gaura-rasa, bihwala para-basa, caitanya-jaya-jaya gana re
In Navadvipa they hear the blissful sounds of Lord Hari's holy names coming from the four directions. Tasting the nectar of Lord Caitanya's glories, they become intoxicated. They sing, "Caitanya!" "Jaya! Jaya!"
dekhila saci-grihe, gauranga-sundare, ekatra jaiche kot i-canda re
manusha rupa dhari', grahana-chala kari', bolaye ucca hari-nama re
In Saci's home they gaze at handsome Lord Caitanya, who was glorious like ten million moons meeting together, who had accepted a humanlike form, and who, manifesting an eclipse, tricked the people into loudly chanting the holy names of Lord Hari.
sakala-sakti-sange, aila gauracandra, pashandi kichu-i na jane re
sri-caitanya-nityananda-, canda prabhu jana, brindabana-dasa rasa gana re
Accompanied by all His potencies, the moon of Lord Caitanya has descended to this world. The atheists and blasphemers cannot understand Him. The two moons of Sri Caitanya and Sri Nityananda are my Lords. They are my life and soul. I, Vrindavana dasa, sing the nectar of Their glories.
A Song in Ekapadi
prema-dhana ratana prasar, dekha gauracandera bajar
Look! There is Lord Caitanya's marketplace, where He sells the jewels of prema (love for Krishna).
hena-mate prabhura haila abatar, age hari-sankirtana kariya pracar
From the first moment of His descent into this world, the Lord preached the Hari-sankirtana movement.
catur-dike dhaya loka grahana dekhiya, ganga-snane hari boli' jayena dha-iya
Seeing that en eclipse had darkened the four directions, the people, running to bathe in the Ganga, chanted, Hari!"
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