śrī-hari-kīrtane nāce nānā-raṅge
In the evening twilight, within the privacy of Śrīvāsa Paṇḍita’s courtyard, the cream-lustered jewel, Lord Gaura-maṇi, raised a most auspicious vibration by His chanting of hari-kīrtana, which He personally accompanied by dancing in various playful moods.
mṛdaṅga mādala bāje karatāla
mājhe mājhe jayatura
prabhura naṭana dekhi’ sakalera
hoilo santāpa dūra
Accompanied by the paying of the mṛdaṅga drum and karatālas, and amidst occasional victorious shouts of “Jaya! Jaya!”, the dramatic dance of the Lord dispelled the grief of all those who witnessed it.
akhaṇda premete mātala takhana
āpana pāsari’ gorācande gheri’
nāce gāya anukhaṇa
Then, becoming madly intoxicated in supreme ecstatic love, all the assembled devotees completely forgot themselves and incessantly began to dance and chant wildly, surrounding Lord Gauracandra.
emona samaye daiba-byādhi-joge
tanaya-bijoge nārī-gaṇa śoke
At this time, within the inner chamber of Śrīvāsa’s house, one of his sons suddenly died due to some disease, as ordained by the will of Providence. Due to separation from the boy, all the women of the household began to lament and cry out in a loud voice.
krandana uṭhile habe rasa-bhaṅga
śrībāsa amani bujhilo kāraṇa
paśilo āpana ghare
Now Bhaktivinoda fears that the transcendental mellows of the Lord’s kīrtana will be disturbed by the uprising of such loud crying sounds. However, Śrīvāsa Paṇḍita has now understood the cause of this sound, and has personally entered the house.