Glories to Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, Part 8

BY: SUN STAFF


Dec 8, CANADA (SUN) — An encyclopedia of 42 prayers in glorification of Lord Caitanya, written by His parishad associates. Compiled and translated by Sriman Kusakratha das.


Manamatha dasa

Song 1 (Bibhasa-raga, Dasakusi)

1. nisi parabhata samaye kiye pekhalum, rasamyaa gaura-kisora
kunkuma candana, angahi dhusara, bhushana parama ujora
2. rasa bhare rajani jagi karu kirtana, nartana nisi karu bhora
pulakabali lalita tanu-madhuri, caturi carita ujora
3. nindahi lole lola-dithi locana, tahi ati aruna bhela
pulake pirita puna utha-i, ishat hasi puna gela
4. gaura-carita rita ki kahaba samprita, bujha-ite bujha-i na pari
manamatha bhana, kali dalana dayarnaba, durlabha nadiya-bihari

1. At dawn I saw charming Lord Gaura-kisora. His limbs were anointed with sandal and kunkuma. His ornaments glistened.

2. All night He had performed kirtana. All night He danced, overcome with ecstatic love. The hairs stood erect on His graceful body. His pastimes were glorious.

3. His reddish eyes were restless. In an eyeblink ecstatic spiritual love arose within Him. He gently smiled.

4. Who can describe the truth of Lords Gaura's pastimes¿ I have no power to understand them. Manamatha says: Lord Gaura, who is very difficult to attain, now enjoys pastimes in Nadiya. An ocean of mercy, under His feet He now tramples Kali-yuga's sins.


Madhava Ghosha

Song 1 (Mayura-raga)

1. (Refrain) nace pahum abadhuta gora
mukha tachu abikala purna bidhu mandala
nirabadhi mantra rase bhora
2. aruna kamala pakhi jini ranga duti ankhi
bhramara-yugala duti tara
sonara bhudhare yaiche suranadi bahe taiche
buka bahi pade prema-dhara
3. kesarira kati jini tahate kaupina-khani
aruna basana bahir-basa
galaya donara mala bhushana kariya ala
nasa tila-prasuna bikasa
4. kanaka mrinala yuga su-balita duti bhuja
kara yuga kunjara bilasa
rata utpala phula padma nahe sama-tula
parasane mahira ullasa
5. a-pada mastaka gaya pulake purita taya
yaiche nila phula ati sobha
prabhate kadali janu sa-ghane kampita tanu
madhaba ghoshera mano-lobha

1. (Refrain) The avadhuta Lord Gaura dances. Without stop the perfect full moon of His face tastes the nectar of the maha-mantra.

2. His reddish eyes defeat the red lotus petals. The pupils of His eyes are like black bees. Tears of ecstatic spiritual love flow down His chest like a celestial Ganga flowing down a golden mountain.

3. His waist defeats the lion's waist. He wears a kaupina and saffron outer garments. On His neck rests a damanaka-flower garland. His ornaments glisten. His nose is like a sesame blossom.

4. His two graceful arms are two golden lotus-stems. His hands play like two elephant-trunks. The red lotus-flowers are not their equal. Lord Gaura's touch fills the earth with bliss.

5. From head to foot, the hairs stand erect on His body, hairs glorious like blossoming blue flowers. His trembling body is like a banana tree at dawn. In his heart Madhava Ghosha yearns to attain Lord Gaura's company.


Murari

Song 1 (Pahida-raga)

1. sacira angina majhe bhubana mohana saje
goracanda deya hamagudi
mayera anguli dhari kshane cale gudi gudi
achada kha-iya yaya padi
2. bagha-nakha gale dole buka bhasi yaya lole
canda-mukhe hasira bijuli
dhula-makha sarba gaya sahite ki pare maya
bukera upare laya tuli
3. kandiya akula tate name gora kola haite
puna bhume deya gadagadi
hasiya murari bole e nahe kolera chele
sannyasi ha-ibe gaura-hari

1. In Saci's courtyard crawls infant Gauracandra, who charms all the worlds. For a moment He grasps His mother's finger and walks. Then again He crawls and crawls. Sometimes He walks a few steps, and then again He tumbles to the ground.

2. As He crawls a splendid tiger-claw necklace swings to and fro on His chest. A lightning-flash smile glistens on the moon of His face. Now His every limb is anointed with dust. How can His mother bear it? She picks Him up.

. He is agitated. He cries. Child Gaura scrambles from His mother's lap. She places Him on the ground. Again He crawls. Murari smiles and says: This is not just another little boy on his mother's lap. This is Lord Hari withn a fair complexion, Lord Hari who later will become a sannyasi.


Song 2 (Kamoda-raga)

1. sacira dulala mano-range
khele sama-baya sisu-sange
2. majhe gora sisu cari pase
nace ara mridu hase hase
3. hate hate kare dharadhari
tale tale nace ghuri ghuri
4. kshane ghana deya karatali
kshane keha kahe bhali bhali
5. gora yabe bale hari hari
sisu-gana bale sange hari
6. ghana ghana hari-bola suni
kampe kali paramada guni
7. murari anande bhara-pura
papera rajatwa haila dura

1. His heart filled with delight, Saci's small son plays with the other boys.

2. With the other boys around him on four sides, child Gaura dances. He gently, gently laughs.

3. Hand in hand, the boys dance to the singing.

4. One moment there is clapping of hands. The next moment there are calls of "Bravo! Bravo!"

5. Child Gaura sings, "Hari! Hari!" The other boys also sing, "Hari!"

6. Hearing the boys sing, "Haribol!", Kali-yuga trembles. He knows a calamity is coming.

7. Murari is flooded with bliss. Now the king of sins flees far away.



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