Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs)

Śrī Nagar-Kīrtan
(Congregational Chanting in Public Places) – Song 8

[This song is for singing while performing parikramā of Navadvīpa-dhām]

(Śrī-Nāma)

(refrain) 
‘hari’ bole’ modera gaura elo


(refrain) Our Lord Gaura came chanting “Hari! Hari!”

(1)
elo re gaurāṅga-cānda preme elothelo


nitāi-adwaita-saṅge godrume paśilo

1) Lord Gaurāṅga-cānda came looking very disheveled, as if mad, due to ecstatic love of God, and along with Lord Nityānanda and Advaita Ācārya, He entered the land of Godruma.

(2)
saṅkīrtana-rase mete nām bilāilo


nāmera hāṭe ese preme jagat bhāsāilo

2) Deeply absorbed in the intoxicating mellows of saṅkīrtan, He distributed the holy name. Having come to the Marketplace of the Holy Name, He caused the whole universe to swim in ecstatic love of God.

(3)
godruma-bāsīr āj duḥkha dūre gelo
bhakta-vṛnda-saṅge āsi’ hāṭa jāgāilo

3) Today all the miseries of the residents of Godruma-dvīpa have gone far away, for Lord Gaurāṅga, having come here along with all His devotees, caused the Marketplace of the Holy Name to appear here in Godruma.

(4)
nadīyā bhramite gorā elo nāmer hāṭe


gaura elo hāṭe, saṅge nitāi elo hāṭe

4) Wandering all over the land of Nadīyā, Lord Gaura came to the Marketplace of the Holy Name. Lord Gaura came to the Marketplace along with Nitāi.

(5)
nāce mātoyārā nitāi godrumera māṭhe


jagat mātāy nitāi premera mālasāṭe

5) Maddened with ecstasy, Lord Nityānanda dances in the fields of Godruma. Due to ecstatic love of God, He moves His powerful arms like a challenging wrestler and thus overwhelms the universe in ecstasy.

(6)
(torā dekhe’ jā’ re)
adwaitādi bhakta-vṛnda nāce ghāṭe ghāṭe
palāya duranta kali poḍiyā bibhrāṭe

6) (Oh, all of you please go and see!) The Vaiṣṇavas headed by Advaita Ācārya are dancing along the banks of the Gaṅgā from one bathing ghāṭ to the next! At such a sight as this, the wicked personality Kali falls into great danger and thus runs for his life.

(7)
ki sukhe bhāsilo jīva gorācānder nāṭe


dekhiyā śuniyā pāṣanḍīr buka phāṭe

7) In what indescribable happiness did all living beings swim while Lord Gauracandra was dancing? By seeing and hearing of such pastimes, the hearts of the atheists break.

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