Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs)

Śrī Nām-Kīrtan
(Chanting of the Holy Names) – Song 5

(hare) haraye namaḥ kṛṣṇa yādavāya namaḥ

yādavāya mādhavāya keśavāya namaḥ

gopāla govinda rām śrī-madhusūdan

rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)

1) I offer my respectful obeisances unto Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kṛṣṇa, the descendant of the Yadu dynasty, husband of the goddess of fortune and the killer of the demon Keśī, the protector of the cows, the pleaser of the cows, the supreme enjoyer, and the slayer of the demon Madhu. Chant the holy names “Rādhā-Govinda!”

govinda govinda govinda bolo

rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)
guru-kṛpā jale nāśi’ viṣaya-anala

rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)

2) Chant “Govinda! Govinda! Govinda!” Chant “Rādhā-Govinda!” Now that the waters of the spiritual master’s mercy have extinguished the blazing fire of worldly existence, chant “Rādhā-Govinda!”

kṛṣṇaete arpiyā deha-gehādi sakal

rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)

ananya-bhāvete citta koriyā saral

rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)

3) Offering body, home, family and all to Śrī Kṛṣṇa, chant “Rādhā-Govinda!” In a mood of unalloyed determination, becoming simple and straightforward in your heart, chant “Rādhā-Govinda!”

rūpānuga vaiṣṇavera piyā pada-jal

rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)
dāśa aparādha tyaji’ bhukti-mukti-phal

rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)

4) Drinking the water that has washed the feet of a Vaiṣṇava who follows in the footsteps of Śrīla Rūpa Goswāmī, chant “Rādhā-Govinda!” Giving up the ten offenses to the holy name, as well as the alluring fruits of material enjoyment and liberation, chant “Rādhā-Govinda!”

sakhīra caraṇa-reṇu koriyā sambal

rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)

swarūpete braja-bāse hoiyā śītal

rādhā-govinda bolo (4 times)

5) Making the dust from the feet of a gopī your only means of support, chant “Rādhā-Govinda!” Feeling relieved by living in Vraja in your eternal spiritual form, chant “Rādhā-Govinda!”

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