Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs)
Śrī Kṛṣṇer Viṁśottara-Śata-Nām
(One Hundred and Twenty Names of Lord Kṛṣṇa) – Song 1
(Refrain:) nagare nagare gorā gāy
(Refrain:) From village to village Lord Gaura sings these names of Śrī Kṛṣṇa:
indra-nīla-maṇi braja-janera jīvana
1) Kṛṣṇa is the baby who feeds on the breast milk of Mother Yaśodā. He is the son of Mahārāja Nanda, dark blue like an indra-nīla gem (sapphire), and the life of the residents of Vraja.
2) He destroyed the witch of Gokula named Pūtanā, He killed the wicked whirlwind demon Tṛnāvarta, and He broke the cart in which the demon Śakaṭāsura was hiding.
yamala-arjuna-bhañjī govinda gopāla
3) He likes to steal butter, and is an expert thief of yogurt. He broke the two arjuna trees, He is a cowherd boy who always gives pleasure to the cows, and He is the protector of the cows.
vatsāsurāntaka hari nija-jana-pāla
4) He is so naughty that His mother bound Him around the waist with ropes, and He is the keeper of the cows and calves of Vṛndāvana. He is the the destroyer of the calf-demon Vatsāsura, He is the remover of all evils, and is the protector of His devotees.
baka-śatru agha-hantā brahma-vimohana
dhenuka-nāśana kṛṣṇa kāliya-damana
5) He is the enemy of the stork-demon Bakāsura, the slayer of the snake-demon Aghāsura, the bewilderer of Lord Brahmā, the destroyer of the ass-demon Dhenukāsura, He is all-attractive, and the subduer of the Kāliya serpent.
pītāmbara śikhi-piccha-dhārī venu-dhara
6) He dresses in yellow silk cloth, wears peacock feathers on His head, and He always holds a flute. He performs pastimes in the Bhānḍīra forest, and He swallowed a forest fire in order to save the inhabitants of Vraja.
naṭabara guhācara śarata-bihārī
vallabī-vallabha deva gopī-vastra-hārī
7) He is the best of dancers, He wanders in the caves of Govardhana Hill, and He enjoys various amorous pastimes in the autumn season. He is the lover of the young cowherd maidens, the Supreme Lord of all, and the stealer of the gopīs‘ garments.
yajña-patnī-gaṇa-prati karunāra sindhu
govardhana-dhṛk mādhava braja-bāsī-bandhu
8) He is the ocean of mercy for the wives of the sacrificial brāhmanas, He is the holder of Govardhana Hill, the husband of the goddess of fortune, and the dearmost friend of the inhabitants of Vraja.
indra-darpa-hārī nanda-rakṣitā mukunda
śrī-gopī-vallabha rasa-krīḍa pūrnānanda
9) He broke Indra’s pride, and is the protector of His father, Nanda Mahārāja. He is the giver of liberation, the lover of the cowherd maidens of Vraja, the enjoyer of the rāsa dance, and the reservoir of fully complete pleasure.
śrī-rādhā-vallabha rādhā-mādhava sundara
10) He is the lover of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, the very springtime of Her life, and is very handsome. He is the Lord of the lives of all the sakhīs of Vṛndāvana, headed by Lalitā and Viśākhā.
vana-mālī smera-mukha gopī-prāna-dhana
11) He possesses the lovely complexion of a fresh raincloud, He is the bewilderer of Cupid, and is always garlanded with fresh forest flowers. His face is full of sweet smiles and laughter, and He is the wealth of the lives of all the young cowherd maidens in Vraja.
tri-bhaṅgī muralī-dhara jamunā-nāgara
rādhā-kunḍa-raṅga-netā rasera sāgara
12) He possesses a beautiful three-fold bending form, and holds a flute known as muralī. He is the lover of the Yamunā river, the director of all the amorous love-sports at Rādhā Kunḍa, and He is the ocean of sweet devotional mellows.
13) He is the Lord of the life of Candrāvalī, and He is desirous of joking and playing pranks. He is very anxious to enjoy the moods of His beloved Rādhikā’s feigned sulking, and He always endeavors to meet with Her.
mānasa-gaṅgāra dānī prasūna-taskara
gopī-saha haṭha-kārī braja-baneśwara
14) He is the giver of the Mānasa Gaṅgā lake to the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana, and a thief of flower blossoms. He acts very outrageously with the maidens of Vṛndāvana, not caring for social restrictions, and He is the Lord of the Vraja-manḍala forests.
15) He is the wealth of Gokula, and He protects the cowherd boys from all miseries. He curbs all foolish pride and removes all distress from His devotees.
rāmānuja śyāma-cānda muralī-vādaka
16) He is the liberator of the demigod Sudarśana, and is the destroyer of the demon Śaṅkhacūḍa. He is the younger brother of Lord Baladeva (Rāma), He is the beautiful dark moon of Vṛndāvana, and the player of the muralī flute.
gopī-gīta-śrotā madhu-sūdana murāri
17) He listens to the devotional songs of the gopīs, and is the slayer of the demon Madhu. He is the enemy of the demon Mura, the killer of the bull-demon Ariṣṭāsura, and He regularly enjoys amorous sports at Rādhā Kunḍa and other places in Vraja.
vyomāntaka padma-netra keśi-nisūdana
raṅga-krīḍa kaṁsa-hantā malla-praharaṇa
18) He is the destroyer of the sky-demon Vyomāsura, His eyes are shaped like lotus petals, and He is the killer of the horse-demon Keśī. He is fond of frolicsome pastimes, is the slayer of King Kaṁsa, and is the conqueror of Kaṁsa’s wrestlers named Cānūra and Muṣṭika.
dīna-nātha mathureśa devakī-garbha-ja
19) He is the beloved son of Vasudeva, and the emblem of fame for the Vṛṣṇai dynasty. The Lord of the fallen souls, He is the Monarch of Mathurā, and He appears to have taken birth from the womb of Devakī.
kubjā-kṛpāmoya viṣnu śauri nārāyana
dwārakeśa naraka-ghna śrī-yadu-nandana
20) He is full of mercy for the hunchbacked girl Kubjā. He is the maintainer of the entire creation, the son of Vasudeva, the refuge of all souls, the Lord of Dvārakā, the slayer of the demon Narakāsura, and the beloved descendant of the Yadu dynasty.
śrī-rukminī-kānta satyā-pati sura-pāla
pānḍava-bāndhava śiśupālādira kāla
21) He is the lover of Rukminī, the husband of Satyā, the protecter of the godly, the beloved friend of the five Pānḍava brothers, and the cause of death for Śiśupāla and other demonic kings.
jagadīśa janārdana keśavārta-trāna
sarva-avatāra-bīja viśvera nidāna
22) He is the Lord of the universe, the maintainer of all living beings, the possessor of beautiful hair, and the deliverer from all misery. He is the primordial seed of all His various incarnations, and is the origin of all universes.
māyeśwara yogeśwara brahma-tejādhāra
sarvātmāra ātmā prabhu prakṛtira pāra
23) He is the Lord of Māyā, the master of mysticism, and the proprietor of the spiritual powers of the brāhmanas. The Soul of all souls, He is the Supreme Lord and master, being the opposite shore of the ocean of material nature.
patita-pāvana jagannātha sarveśwara
bṛndābana-candra sarva-rasera ākara
24) Lord Kṛṣṇa is the purifier of the fallen souls, the Lord of the universe, the controller of all beings, the moon of Vṛndāvana, and the original reservoir of all rasas.
nagare nagare gorā gāy
bhakativinoda tachu pāy
25) From village to village Lord Gaurāṅga sings these names of Kṛṣṇa, and Bhaktivinoda remains at His lotus feet.