Glories to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Part 11

BY: SUN STAFF

Sri Caitanya gives Prem to the Yavanas


Sep 02, 2011 — CANADA (SUN) — Reprise of a 2007 series: an encyclopedia of 42 prayers in glorification of Lord Caitanya, written by His parishad associates.


Narahari dasa

Song 1 (Tudi-raga)

1. nace are bapa biswambhara
kara bhari kha-ite diba nani kshira sara
2. patibrata-gana cari-pase
kahe kata nima-i-candere mridu-bhashe
3. hari haribola bali bali
sabe mili saghane racaye kara-tali
4. cahi gora jananira pane
haribola bali nace bibidha bandhane
5. kiba canda-mukhe mridu hasi
bhulaya bhubana dhale sudha rasi rasi
6. nayana cahani caru chande
bbujera bhangima dekhi keba sthira bandhe
7. ki madhura madhura kirane
jhalake angane hena angera kirane
8. kinkini nupura baje bhale
narahari nichani carana-tala-tale

1. Ah! Child Visvambhara dances. The ladies place excellent butter and milk in His hand for Him to eat.

2. The saintly ladies gather around Him on four sides. How many sweet words do the speak to Nimaicandra?

3. Gathering around Him, the ladies clap their hands. "Hari! Haribol!", they sing and sing.

4. Glancing at His mother, child Gaura also sings, "Haribol!" In many ways He gracefully dances.

5. On His moonlike face a gentle smile appears, a smile that is a flood of nectar cascading over the worlds.

6. His moving eyes cast graceful glances. His arms gracefully move. Seeing Him, who could remain peaceful?

7. Rays of sweet sweet glory shining from His limbs fill the courtyard.

8. His belt and anklets jingle. Narahari worships the soles of His feet.


Song 22 (Kamoda-raga)

1. range nacaye sacira bala
rupe karaye bhubana ala
2. jini hema sarasija tanu
dhuli dhusara paraga janu
3. besa bhushana sobhaye bhala
hari bali de-i kara-tala
4. mridu hasaye madhura chande
tahe keba dhairaja bandhe
5. cari-dike ki kautuke caya
kari bhari sara deyata maya
6. bhangi kari ghana ghana ghume
dhati ancala lotaya bhume
7. kati kinkini su-caru chata
taya jhinini sabada chata
8. baje jhununu nupura paya
narahari se nichani taya

1. Saci's small son dances in the dancing-circle. His form fills the worlds with glorious light.

2. His form defeats the golden lotus flowers. The dust on His body is like pollen on a lotus.

3. His garments and ornaments are glorious. Clapping His hands, He chants, "Hari!"

4. His gentle smile is sweet. Who can remain peaceful and indifferent in His presence?

5. He playfully looks in the four directions. He grasps His mother's hand.

6. Gracefully He turns as He dances. The edge of His garment trails on the ground.

7. "Jhinini!", His glistening belt of bells declares.

8. "Jhununu!", His ankle bells say. Narahari worships Him.


Song 23 (Mangala-raga)

1. aji angina para nadiya balaka sane
range khelata saci-bala
nakhata-nikara majhe eka-sasi raje
karata dika ujala
2. bibidha khelana le-i sakala mili
khelata bibidha khela
sabahu banade hasa bikasita
janu eka sane bahu padamaka mela
3. so khela darasane gara gara antara
anande saci utarola
dande sata-beri cume badana-canda
biswambhara kari kola
4. basana-ancale srama-jala muchi
sri-ange karata batasa
kare camara le-i pase thari rahu
pamara narahari dasa

1. Saci's small son now happily plays with Nadiya's boys. His fingernails and toenails are like a single regal moon filling the directions with light.

2. Gathering together, the boys play many different games. They play many different games. Laughter blossoms in every mouth. Child Gaura and the boys are like one lotus flower playing with many lotus flowers.

3. Watching the boys play, Saci feels delight in her heart. Placing small Visvambhara in her lap, she kisses His face a hundred times.

4. With the edge of her garment she wipes away His perspiration. She fans His graceful body. Standing at the side, the sinner Narahari moves the camara fan in his hand.


Song 24 (Kamoda-raga)

1. (Refrain) ki ananda nadiya-nagare
sri-saci-debira putra dharibena yajna-sutra
e-i katha prati ghare ghare
2. snehete bihwala haina keba na calaye dhaa
nana-drabya lana misralaye
nirupama misralaya loka-bhida atisaya
se sobhaya keba na bhulaye
3. misra maha harsha hana kare beda-mata kriya
yajna-sutra de-i goracande
gaura-murti manohara paridhana raktambara
hate dibya danda-jhuli kandhe
4. prabhu bhiksha kare range dekhi deba-nari sange
manushe misaya bhiksha dite
prabhu-priya-gana yara kata na kautuke tara
bhiksha de-i prabhura jhulite
5. mangala bidhana yata ke taha kahibe kata
kiba stri-ganera yajakara
bipre beda-dhwani kare suni ke dhairaja dhare
bhata-gane kahe kayabara
6. jaya jaya kala-raba byapila se disa saba
nritya-gita badya nana bhanti
dasa narahari bhane yacaka ucita dane
bhanaye su-yasa sukhe mati

1. (Refrain) What bliss has come to Nadiya-nagara? "Saci's son will accept the sacred-thread!" This news now travels from house to house.

2. Who, bearing gifts and overcome with ecstatic love, does not run to Jagannatha Misra's house? Great crowds come to peerless Jagannatha Misra's house. Who is not charmed by his glories?

3. Delighted Jagannatha Misra performs the Vedioc ritual and offers the sacred-thread to young Gauracandra. Lord Gauracandra's fair form enchants the heart. His garments are saffron. A splendid brahmacari-danda and a cloth jhuli rest in His hand and on His shoulder.

4. Youthful Gauracandra happily begs alms. Infiltrating the crowd of human ladies, the demigoddesses gaze at Him and offer Him alms. How many blisses do the Lord's dear associates not feel? They happily place their offerings in His jhuli bag.

5. Who can describe these auspicious rituals? How many gloriosu ladies have come to watch? The brahmanas chant the Vedic hymns. Hearing them, who can remain peaceful and indifferent? The poets recite many poems.

6. Sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!" fill the directions. There are many kinds of splendid singing, dancing, and instrumental music. Narahari dasa says: The beggars are offered gifts. Wild with bliss, they praise Lord Gauracandra.


Song 25 (Suha-i-raga)

1. gaurasundara parama subha-kshane dharala yajnopabita
beda bihita kriya-nipuna saci misra nirupama rita
2. bibidha mangala kota kula badhu ulu-lu-lu-lu-lu-lu deta
bhata-gana bhana su-yasa subha sobha su-dithi bharileta
3. gana karu naba-tala guni marujadi bayata su-ranga
nritya krita nartaka ukhati ghana dhadhi dhikadha dhilanga
4. deba-gana-mana-magana atisaya nirakhi lalita bilasa
bhubana bhari jaya jaya-dhwani nichani narahari dasa

1. At a supremely auspicious moment youthful Lord Gaurasundara accepted the sacred-thread. Learned in Vedic rituals, Saci and Jagannatha Misra performed the peerless rite.

2. Many auspicious rituals were performed. "Ulu-lu-lu-lu-lu-lu!", the saintly ladies cheered. The poets recited glorious poems praising Lord Gaurasundara. Every eye was filled with Lord Gaurasundara's glory.

3. Singers sang. On maruja and other drums drummers joyfully played in the nine rhythms. Dancers danced, their footsteps sounding, "Dhadhi! Dhikadha! Dhilanga!"

4. Their hearts plunged in bliss, the demigods gazed at Lord Gaurasundara's graceful pastimes. Sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!" filled the worlds. Now Narahari dasa worships Lord Gaurasundara.


Song 26 (Kamoda-raga)

1. ballabha-duhita lakshmi su-carita
sakhite beshtita haiya
snana karibare cale ganga tire
cakita caudike ca-iya
2. gaurangacandere dekhi kichu dure
uthale nigudha leha
se-rupa madhuri sudha-pana kari
dharite na rahe theha
3. gora guna-mani nija-priya cini
cahaye lakshmira pane
jini kanca-sona lakshmi-tanu jena
prabesa marama thane
4. dohe dithi kone mili su-sandhane
ane na janite pare
narahari pahum hasi lahu lahu
anande calila ghare

1. Accompanied by her girlfriends, and cautiously looking in the four directions, Vallabha Acarya's saintly daughter Lakshmipriya walks to the Ganga's bank for her bath.

2. Seeing Lord Gaurangacandra a little distance away, she feels flooded with secret love. Tasting the sweet nectar of the sight of His form, she cannot remain peaceful.

3. Lord Gaura casts a glance at His beloved Lakshmipriya, who is rich with the jewels of all virtues and whose graceful form defeats the purest gold. His glance enters her heart.

4. The two of Them glance at each other from the corners of Their eyes. They know nothing but each other. Sweetly, sweetly smiling, Narahari's master blissfully walks to His home.


Song 27 (Dhanasi-raga)

1. ki ananda nadiya-nagare
nima-ira bibaha-katha prati ghare ghare
2. ki nari purusha nadiyara
bibaha dekhite hiya uthale sabara
3. bhata-gana calaye dha-iya
pa-iba aneka dhana mane bicariya
4. nartaka badaka adi yata
kare dha-oya dha-i kata kari manoratha
5. calaye ganaka-gana dana
kara-iba bibaha apurba lagna pana
6. mali-gana calaye ullase
nana pushpa-hara lana sri-saci abase
7. eka mukhe kahibe ke kata
daridra yacaka tara cale sata sata
8. narahari-mane e-i asa
dekhiba du-ankhi bhari bibaha bilasa

1. What kind of bliss fills Nadiya-nagara? The news of Nimai's wedding goes from house to house.

2. What has happened to the men and women of Nadiya? Every heart is flooded with the wish to see Nimai's wedding.

3. The poets run. In their hearts they think they will find a priceless treasure.

4. The dancers, musicians, and other artists also run. How many desires fill their hearts?

5. The astrologers also run. They have a wonderful auspicious moment for the wedding.

6. Joyfully the florists run. They bring many varieties of flower garlands to Saci's house.

7. What person with only one mouth has the power to describe all these pastimes? How many mouths are enough to describe them? Hundreds and hundreds of poor beggars come to the house.

8. This wish stays in Narahari's heart: I wish, filling my own two eyes with the sight, I will someday see the pastimes of Lord Nimai's wedding.


Song 28 (Dhanasi-raga)

1. sri-saci-alaya ati sobhamaya
uthalibe tahe ananda-sindhu
adhibasa aji bilasiba saji
sukhamaya gora gokula-indu
2. eta kahi cite nare sthira haite
cahi cari-bhite kulera bala
upama ki mena ghara haite yena
ba-ira halo caru candera mala
3. bicitra basana sohe abharana
prati ange besa binyasa bhala
nana bhangi kari cale sari sari
nadiyara patha kari alo
4. kata abhilashe giya a-i pase
pranamite kata adare a-i
narahari nathe pana anginate
juda-ila hiya se mukha ca-i

1. Saci's house is very beautiful and glorious. Soon it will be flooded with an ocean of bliss. Today is the adhivasa ceremony. Today joyful Lord Gaura, who is Krishna Himself, Krishna the moon of Gokula, will enjoy many pastimes.

2. No heart is peaceful. From the four directions the teenage girls come. To what can I compare them? They are like a garland of glorious moons shining together.

3. The girls wear wonderful colorful garments and beautiful glistening ornamants. Their every limb is beautifully dressed and decorated. With graceful gestures and motions they walk. Row upon row of teenage girls fill the streets of Nadiya with light.

4. How many are their desires? They approach Mother Saci. They bow down before her and worship her. Narahari's master now enters the courtyard. Seeing His face, every person feels his heart become filled with cooling bliss.


Song 29 (Kamoda-raga)

1. sobhamaya sacira angane
catur-dike beda-dhwani kare bipra-gane
2. (Refrain) aju ki ananda parakasa
subha-kshane nima-i-candera adhibasa
3. gandha-malya de-i atma-gane
disa alo kare gora angera kirane
4. sabha-madhye gora dwija-mani
bilasaye kata na arbuda kama jini
5. bareka ye caya gora pane
na dhare dhairaja se apana nahi jane
6. ye-jana a-ila adhibase
gandha-candanadi diya sabe paritoshe
7. bidhimate kari adhibasa
ballabha acarya gela apana abasa
8. kahite sukhera anta na-i
a-i ho su-iho lana subha karma kare a-i
9. nari-gane de-i yajakara
bhata-gane karaye mangala kayabara
10. nritya gita badya nana bhati
upama dibara na-i kahara sakati
11. keba na balaye bhala bhala
jaga-bhari jaya jaya sabada rasala
12. manushe misaye debagane
dekhi adhibasa-ranga narahari bhane

1. In Saci's beautiful courtyard the brahmanas fill the four directions with the sounds of the Vedas.

2. (Refrain) What bliss has come now? At this auspicious moment is the ritual of Lord Nimaicandra's's adhivasa.

3. Every guest is given a fragrant flower-garland. The effulgence of Lord Gaura's limbs fills the directions.

4. In the midst of the assembly Lord Gaura, the jewel of the brahmanas, enjoys glorious pastimes. How many millions of Kamadevas does He not defeat?

5. Once glancing at Lord Gaura, no one can keep their peaceful composure. No one can even remember who they are.

6. Every guest at that adhivasa is given sandal-paste, fragrances, and other gifts. Everyone is satisfied.

7. After properly performing the adhivasa ritual, Vallabha Acarya returns to his own home.

8. No one has the power to say where the bliss of that festival comes to an end. Mother Saci is glorious. Her actions are all auspicious.

9. The ladies give gifts. The poets recite auspicious poems.

10. There are many glorious kinds of dancing, singing, and instrumental music. Who has the power to speak proper metaphors and similes to compare these activities to anything else? No one has that power.

11. Who does not say, "Excellent! Glorious!"? The whole world is filled with sweet sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!"

12. Mingling amongst the human beings, the demigods watch Lord Gaura's adhivasa festival. This Narahari says.


Song 30 (Dhanasi-raga)

1. (Refrain) aju snehete bihwola haiya
ballabha acarya adhibasa karya
kare atma-bipra-bargera la-iya
2. kata sadhe maya lakhini kanyaya
para-iya basa bhushana bhali
su-caru angane dibya simhasane
basa-iya sukhe bhasaye ali
3. subha-kshane dite gandha-mala cite
dekhe alakhita cari-bhite deba-ramani ghata
4. sankha ghanta adi badya nana-vidhi
nritya gita subha bhatete bhane
nari yajakare dhriti dharibare
nare narahari nichani mene

1. (Refrain) Now everyone is overcome with spiritual love. Accompanied by his brahmana friends, Vallabha Acarya performs the adhivasa ritual.

2. How many austerities did Lakshmipriya's mother perform to attain such a daughter? Dressed in fine garments and decorated with glorious ornaments, Lakshmipriya sits on a splendid throne in the beautiful courtyard. Her friends are plunged in spiritual bliss.

3. At an auspicious moment she is offered a fragrant flower-garland. Her heart is joyful. Her limbs are effulgent. No heart is peaceful and quiet. Unnoticed, the demigoddesses stand on four sides and watch.

4. Conchshells, bells, and a great variety of musical instruments sound. There are graceful singing and dancing. The poets recite glorious poems. The ladies offer gifts. No one is peaceful. Narahari offers respectful worship.


Song 31 (Kamoda-raga)

1. adhibasa nisi poha-ile
bibahera karya yata karaye sakale
2. bipra-gane ha-iya beshtita
nima-i karena kriya ye beda-bihita
3. loka bhida kahile na haya
leha deha bakya kolahala atisaya
4. baje nana badya nirantara
gayaka-ganete gana kare purbapara
5. bhata-gane pade kayabara
nari-gane de-i su-madhura yajakara
6. sabara ullasa stri-acare
narahari bhase sena sukhera sayare

1. In this way the night of the adhivasa gradually came to an end. Now everyone makes arrangements for the wedding.

2. Surrounded by a host of brahmanas, Lord Nimai performs the Vedic rituals.

3. Great crowds speak loving words glorifying Lord Nimai. There is a great tumult.

4. Various kinds of musical instruments always sound. Singers sing from beginning to end.

5. Poets recite poems. Ladies offer sweet gifts.

6. During the rituals everyone is joyful. Narahari floats in bliss.


Song 32 (Kamoda-raga)

1. (Refrain) kiba sri-saci-bhabana majhe
bibidha mangala kala-rabe sabe, bhramaye bibaha kaje
2. se ye gora gokulera indu
bibaha bihita sthana atisaya, uthale ananda-sindhu
3. kula-badhu su-madhura chande
su-caru kuntale taila diba bale, bare bare a-ulana bandhe
4. keha haldi makhaya gaya
haldi malina heri hase sabe, parana nichaye taya
5. keha gandha-drabya de-i ange
se na anga gandhe gandha-mada hare, upama diba ki sange
6. abhisheka kaila ganga-jale
narahari pani-tola la-iya tanu pochaye kautuka chale

1. (Refrain) Many kinds of auspicious sounds fill Saci's house. Everyone is busy with the rituals of Lord Gaura's wedding.

2. Lord Gaura is Lord Krishna Himself, Lord Krishna the moon of Gokula. The place of His wedding is flooded with bliss.

3. With oil the saintly ladies anoint His graceful hair. Again and again His hair is put in disarray.

4. Someone anoints His face and limbs with turmeric paste. Seeing Him anointed in this way, everyone smiles. With every breath they worship Him.

5. Someone anoints His limbs with fragrances. Are not His limbs already fragrant of their own accord? How can they be compared to anything else?

6. With Ganga-water the abhiseka of Lord Gaura is performed. Narahari raises his hands. Pretending only to be curious, he gazes at Lord Gaura's form.


Song 33 (Kamoda-raga)

1. aju kata na ananda mane
basiya asane, biswambhara besa, racaye bayasya gane
2. gandha candana carace gaya
biracaye caru lalata tilaka, keba na bhulaya taya
3. bandhi cancara cikura bhale
manera ullase madhura chande, bedaye malati male
4. kane kundala arpana kare
jhalakaye ganda-tate ganda-yuga darpana darapa hare
5. gale de-i manimaya hara
parisara buke dole su-lalita ke dibe upama tara
6. bahu angada balaya kare
angule anguri sompi mukha-pane, cahila dhairaja dhare
7. simha jini maja-khani kshina
sonara sikali saja-ite ankhi ha-ila nimisha-hina
8. besa-binyasa bhubana lobha
rakta-pranta basa para-iya narahari nikharaye sobha

1. Placing Lord Visvambhara on a throne, His friends dress Him with splendid garments and ornaments. How many blisses fill His friends' hearts?

2. They anoint His limbs with fragrances and sandal paste. On His graceful forehead they place tilaka. Who amongst them is not overcome?

3. They tie His graceful curly hair. With joyful hearts they place a sweet jasmine garland upon Him.

4. On His ears they place earrings, earrings that glisten on cheeks that take away the pride the glistening mirrors feel.

5. On His neck they place a jewel necklace, a necklace that gracefully swings to and fro on His chest. Who can describe it with metaphors and similes?

6. On His wrists and arms they place bracelets and armlets. On His fingers someone places rings. They peacefully gaze at his face.

7. The place a golden-link belt about His slender waist, a waist that defeats even the lion's graceful waist. With unblinking eyes they gaze at Him.

8. They dress Him in a garment with a red border. The whole world yearns to see Him in His glorious garments and ornaments. Narahari gazes at His graceful glory.


Song 34 (Kamoda-raga)

1. (Refrain) besa bana-iya sahacare
sasi sama, subarna darpana de-i kare
2. nima-i candera besa dekhi
anera ki debe-o phira-ite nare ankhi
3. nija sakhi saha saci a-i
karaye mangala kata putra mukha ca-i
4. naba badhu-gana dure raiya
na dhare dhairaja goracanda pane cana
5. ulu lulu deya nari-gane
bibaha binoda katha bharila bhubane
6. pranamiya jananira paya
bibaha karite yatra kare gaura raya
7. beda dhwani kare bipra-gane
baje nana-badya sabda bhedaye gagane
8. kautuka kahite keba pare
narahari sataraye se sukha pathare

1. (Refrain) When the garments and ornaments were all arranged, the friends placed a golden mirror in Lord Gaura's hand. Lord Gaura was splendid like the moon.

2. Seeing Lord Nimaicandra so gloriously dressed and decorated, who could look at anyone but Him? No one could turn his eyes from Him.

3. Accompanied by her friends, how many auspicious rituals did mother Saci perform? She gazed at her son's face.

4. The young girls stayed far away. Somehow gazing at Lord Gauracandra's face, they could not contain their excitement.

5. "Ulu-lulu!", the ladies chanted. The world was filled with descriptions of Lord Gaura's blissful wedding.

6. Lord Gaura Raya bowed before His mother's feet. Then He began the journey to His wedding ceremony.

7. Brahmanas chanted the Vedas. Various musical instruments were sounded. The tumultuous sounds tore the sky in two.

8. Who has the power to describe the bliss at that festival? Narahari swims in that great ocean of bliss.


Song 35 (Bhupali-raga)

1. aju go-dhuli samaya subha-kshana, gaura guna mani bhubana mohana,
besa biracita bibaha bihita, su-mridula tanu chabi chala kaya.
koti manamatha garaba bhanjana, kanja-dithi jana-hridaya-ranjana,
cahi disa cahu, hasi lahu lahu, cadata caudala jhalakaya.
2. calata ballabha bhabana bhusura, bedi gati ati manda su-madhura,
bandi-gana, bhuri mangala-bhana, bhubana-bharu jaya jaya dhwani.
natata nata-gana ughati thaitata, thonga thongina gana rata kata,
biraci rucira caritra sura sana, sarasa rasa barashata guni.
3. badya kata kata bhanti bayata, badya patha abhanga bhayata,
sughara badaka-brinda, badya-samudra mathi janu santare.
gagane sura-gana magana atisaya, saghane animikha nayane nirakhaya,
bipula pulaka alaksha kshiti utarata, ki kautuka antare.
4. nari purusha asankhya dhayata, prasara patha nirupama suhayata,
dipa sata sata ujora yamini natha kara parakasa-i.
dharani adhika uchahe praphullita, jahnabi jala-bhela uchalita,
dasa narahari karaba kiye, pasu pakhi saba sukhe bhasa-i.

1. Now at dusk, at the time when returning cows raise dust with their hooves, at an auspicious moment, Lord Gaura, who has the jewels of all virtues, who charms the worlds, whose form is graceful. delicate, and effulgent, and who is dressed in glorious garments, is married. His handsomeness breaks the pride of millions of Kamadevas. His lotus glances delight the peoples' hearts. Gently, gently smiling, He glances in the different directions. His effulgence fills the four directions with light.

2. Accompanied by a host of saintly brahmanas, with graceful stately strides He walks to Vallabha Acarya's home. The poets speak auspicious words. The worlds are filled with sounds of "Jaya! Jaya!" The dancers dance. "Thaitata! Thonga! Thongina!", their dancing footsteps sing. How many dances do they dance? They are graceful and glorious. They shower nectar.

3. How many musical instruments sound how many glorious melodies? The musicians gracefully play together. The musicians seem to churn the great ocean of sweet music. They swim in that ocean. Gathering in the sky, the demigods watch with unblinking eyes. The hairs of their bodies stand erect. Unseen, they descend to the earth. What joy is in their hearts!

4. Countless men and women run on the streets. Their happiness has no equal. Hundreds and hundreds of lamps glisten. The moon, the master of the night, brilliantly shines. The whole world blossoms with bliss. The Ganga overflows. What shall Narahari dasa say? Even the birds and beasts float in an ocean of bliss.


Song 36 (Bhupali-raga)

1. (Refrain) gauracandera bibaha dekhibare
kata na manera sadhe dhaya nadiyara naba-badhu-gana
dhairaja dharite ke-u nare
2. nirupama besa basa bhushana bhushita tanu
jhalamala kare se bhangima sohe bhalo
calite bajaye kati kinkini nupura pade
su-madhura gamana karaya patha alo
3. se rasa abese paraspara kata, kaya kiba su-lalita
besara dolaye nasa-mule
ghunte abrita manju-mukhe mridu mridu hasi hasi chata
ghataya keba ba nahi bhule
4. anjane ranjita mana-ranjana khanjana-pakkhi jini
manju-nayana cahani cari bhite
narahari parana nathera nirakhiya hiya uthalaye
ballabha bhabana prabesita

1. (Refrain) Their hearts filled with longings, how many young girls of Nadiya run to see Lord Gauracandra's wedding? Who amongst them can remain patient?

2. His form is decorated with peerless garments and ornaments. His glistens with graceful handsomeness. As the girls sweetly walk the bells at their waists and ankles jangle. They fill the streets with light.

3. How many nectar words do they talk among themselves? They are graceful and playful. At their noses vesara ornaments move to and fro. Veils cover their lotus faces. Their gentle gentle smiles are effulgent. Did they forget everything, or not?

4. With graceful eyes, eyes decorated with black anjana, eyes that delight the eheart, eyes that defeat the playful restless khanjana birds, the girls look in the four directions. Seeing that person who is the master of Narahari's life, and their hearts now flooded with bliss, they at once enter Vallabha Acarya's house.


Song 37 (Kamoda-raga)

1. ballabha bhabane gaura raya
ballabha misrera maha ananda badhaya
2. ballabha ha-iya ullasita
karaya mangala karya bibaha-bihita
3. biswambhara sarasa hiyaya
danda-ila pidira upare chodalaya
4. angera bhangite prana hare
rupera chataya dasa-dik alo kare
5. canda-mukhe upama ki dite
amiya garaba nase ishat hasite
6. nayana cahani caru chande
yara pane caya se dhairaja nahi bandhe
7. makara kundala sruti-mule
cancara kesera bese ke ba nahi bhule
8. angada balaya bhala saje
sobha dekhi kata na madana mare laje
9. ehena barere uruthita
kanyara janani cale ayo-gana sate
10. se sobha kahite kabe pare
sapta-dipa hate sapta-pradakshina kare
11. parama adbhuta stri-acare
bara urathiya ghare gamana sabara
12. ballabha acarya bhagyaban
ana-ila kanyaya karite kanya-dana
13. basa-ila dibya-simhasane
ha-ila ujwala maha angera kirane
14. ati su-komala tanu-khani
hasi makha badana purnima-canda jini
15. paridheya bicitra basana
jhalamala kare nana ratna abharana
16. hena kanya bibidha bidhane
karila pradana misra sacira nandane
17. bipra-gane kare beda-dhwani
ulu-lulu de-i yata kulera kamini
18. baje badya bibidha prakara
nacaye nartaka bhata pade kayabara
19. deba-gana bimane cadiya
barishe kusuma alakhita jaya diya
20. bhubana byapila maha sukhe
narahari kata na kahiba eka mukhe

1. Lord Gaura Raya arrives at Vallabha Acarya's house. Now Vallabha Acarya is filled with bliss.

2. Now joyful Vallabha Acarya performs the auspicious wedding ceremony.

3. His heart filled with the nectar of happiness, Lord Visvambhara stands under the wedding-canopy on the veranda.

4. The graceful motions of His limbs steal away everyone's life-breath. The effulgence of His form fills the ten directions with light.

5. What metaphors or similes can describe His moonlike face? His gentle smile destroys the pride of nectar.

6. His eyes cast graceful glances. None who see Him can remain peaceful.

7. Shark-shaped earrings decorate His ears. Who would not be overcome by seeing His graceful curly hair?

8. He is gracefully decorated with bracelets and armlets. How many Kamadevas become ashamed when they see Him?

9. Seeing that the bridegroom has come, the bride's mother comes with seven maidservants.

10. Who has the power to describe Lord Gaura's handsomeness? Seven lamps in her hand, the bride's mother seven times circumambulates Lord Gaura.

11. She performs the ritual of welcoming the bridegroom, and they all enter the house.

12. Fortunate Vallabha Acarya now brings his daughter for the wedding ceremony.

13. He has her sit on the splendid throne. Her body is effulgent.

14. Her body is soft and delicate. Her smiling face defeats the full moon.

15. Her garments are colorful and wonderful. Her multi-jeweled ornaments glisten.

16. Performing many rituals, Vallabha Acarya offers his beautiful daughter to Saci's son.

17. The brahmanas chant the Vedas. The beautiful girls make sounds of "Ulu-lulu!"

18. Musical instruments are sounded in many different ways. Dancers dance. Poets recite poems.

19. From their airplanes the demigods shower flowers. Unnoticed, they come and chant, "Jaya!"

20. The whole world is filled with bliss. How many details of this pastime Narahari will not describe, will not describe because he has only one mouth?


Song 38 (Bhupali-raga)

1. gora guna-mani prana priya-saha bilasaye soja basara ghare
kula-badhu-gana ghana ghana karu gatagati kata kautuka bhare
2. keha nana chala kari parihasa kare hasi hasi manera sukhe
keha gora-kara-kamale tambula diya kahe deha lakshmira mukhe
3. keha gora-bidhu-badane tambula dite dite bahu badhaye priti
keha parasera sadhe bandhe kesa a-ula-ite nare dharite dhriti
4. keha biswambhara kole lakhimire basa-iya caru bhangite cahe
bhane narahari basare se rasa uthalaye nahi upama tahe

1. Accompanied by His beloved and decorated with the jewels of virtues, Lord Gaura Raya enjoys many pastimes in Vallabha Acarya's home. How many saintly girls come and go? How much bliss fills this house?

2. Some girls speak joking words that make the new couple smile and laugh, jokes that fill the couple's hearts with joy. Some girls place betelnuts in Lord Gaura's lotus hand and tell Him to place them in Lakshmipriya's mouth.

3. Some girls place betelnuts directly in Lord Gaura's mouth. They please Him greatly. Some girls arrange His hair. They cannot remain calm and peaceful.

4. Some girls make Lakshmipriya sit in Lord Gaura's lap. They gaze at the graceful couple. Narahari says: On that day everyone is flooded with nectar. No metaphors or similes can do justice to these pastimes.


Song 39 (Todi-raga)

1. goracandera bibaha para-dine
kata ananda uthale taya rajani bihane
2. kula-badhu-gana cari-dike dhaya
dekhi bara-kanya-sobha sabe nayana judaya
3. kiba ballabha-gharini bhagyabati
pa-iya jamata-ratna na janaye ache kati
4. misra-ballabha udara atisaya
nija jamata mangala hetu kiba na karaya
5. bhale ballabha jamata gaura-hari
harshe ha-ilena bibaha-bihita karma kari
6. kaila karya samadhana su-bidhane
narahari kahe ballabha prasamse deba-gane

1. How much bliss floods the house on the morning after Lord Gauracandra's wedding?

2. From the four directions the saintly girls run. Gazing at the beauty of the bride and groom, their eyes are filled with cooling bliss.

3. How did Vallabha Acarya's fortunate wife attain such a jewel of a son-in-law? She does not know.

4. How did saintly and generous Vallabha Acarya attain such an auspicious son-in-law? He does not know.

5. When the wedding ceremony was complete, Lord Gaura-Hari, now Vallabha Acarya's son-in-law, was joyful.

6. Now that the wedding ceremony is complete, Narahari says: Now all the demigods praise Vallabha Acarya.


Compiled and translated by Sriman Kusakratha das


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