Topic: Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka

Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka – Song Eight

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying the Holy Name) - Song 8 [Maṅgala-Vibhāṣa-Ekatālā] 
(1) nārada muni, bājāya vīṇā,

 'rādhikā-ramana'-nāme

 nāma amani, udita hoya ,
bhakata-gīta-sāme
 1) When the great soul Nārada Muni plays his stringed vīṇā, the holy name of Rādhikā-Ramana descends and immediately appears amidst the kīrtan of the Lord's devotees. 
(2) amiya-dhārā, bariṣe ghana, 

śravana-yugale giyā 

bhakata-jana, saghane nāce,

 bhoriyā āpana hiyā
 2) Like a monsoon cloud, the holy name showers pure nectar into their ears. All the devotees, due to great ecstasy, enthusiastically dance to their heart's content. Read More...

Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka – Song Seven

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying the Holy Name) - Song 7 [Lalita Jhiṅjhiṭa-Ekatālā] (1) ohe harinām, tava mahimā apār tava pade nati āmi kori bār bār
 1) O holy name! Your glories are boundless! Therefore I bow down at Your lotus feet again and again.
 (2) gokuler mahotsava ānanda-sāgar!

 tomār caraṇe paḍi' hoiyā kātar
 2) O grand festival of Gokula! O ocean of bliss! I fall down at Your lotus feet, for I am feeling very distressed and troubled at heart. 
(3) tumi kṛṣṇa, pūrna-vapu, rasera nidān tava pade Read More...

Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka – Song Six

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying the Holy Name) - Song 6 [Vibhāṣa-Jhāṅphi, Lophā] (1) vācya o vācaka-dui swarūp tomār vācya-tava śrī-vigraha cid-ānandākār 1) O Lord, You possess two transcendental forms, properly called vācya (that which is nameable) and vācaka (that which denotes). The vācya is Your beautiful personal bodily form full of transcendental knowledge and bliss. (2) vācaka swarūp tava 'śrī-kṛṣṇa ādi' nām

 varna-rūpī sarva-jīva-ānanda-viśrām
 2) The vācaka forms are Your holy names, such as Śrī Kṛṣṇa and so forth. Thus appearing in the form of transcendental sound vibration, Read More...

Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka – Song Five

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying the Holy Name) - Song 5 [Lalita-Vibhāṣa-Ekatālā] 
(1) harinām, tuwā aneka swarūp yaśodā-nandana, ānanda-vardhana, nanda-tanaya rasa-kūp
 1) O Harinām, You possess unlimited forms, such as the beloved son of Mother Yaśodā, the increaser of bliss, the son of Nanda, and the reservoir of all transcendental mellows. 
(2) pūtanā-ghātana, tṛnāvarta-hana, śakaṭa-bhañjana gopāl 

muralī-vadana, agha-baka-mardana, 

govardhana-dhārī rākhāl
 2) You are the slayer of the demons Pūtanā and Tṛnāvarta, the breaker of the cart, the protector of the cows, the player of the muralī flute, the destroyer Read More...

Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka – Song Four

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying the Holy Name) - Song 4 [Lalita-Daśakuśī] 
(1) jñānī jñāna-yoge, koriyā jatane, brahmera sākṣāt kore

 brahma-sākṣātkār, aprarābdha karma, sampūrna jñānete hare 1) The learned man, endeavoring in the practice of jñāna-yoga, eventually achieves direct perception of the Supreme Brahman. That realization of Brahman awards one with fully complete transcendental knowledge, which removes all of one's aprārabdha, or unfructified karmic reactions accrued in previous births. (2) tabu to' prārabdha, nāhi hoy kṣoy,

 phala-bhoga binā kabhu

 brahma-bhūta jīva,phala-bhoga lāgi', 

janama-maraṇa labhu
 2) However, by dint of Read More...

Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka – Song Three

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying the Holy Name) - Song 3 [Vibhāṣa-Ekatālā] 
(1) viśve udita, nāma-tapan,

avidyā-vināśa lāgi' choḍata saba, māyā-vibhava,

sādhu tāhe anurāgī
 1) The brilliant sun of the transcendental holy name of the Lord has appeared in the material universe in order to destroy ignorance. Casting aside all worldly attractions, the saintly souls cultivate affection for the name alone. (2) hari-nāma-prabhākara, avidyā-timira-hara,

tomār mahimā kebā jāne

ke heno panḍita-jan, tomāra māhātmya-gaṇ,

uccaiḥ-sware sakala bākhāne
 2) The sun of the holy name is the dispeller of the darkness of ignorance. O Harinām, who Read More...

Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka – Song Two

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying the Holy Name) - Song 2 [Lalita-Daśakuśī] (1) jaya jaya harinām, cidānandāmṛta-dhām,

para-tattva akṣara-ākār nija-jane kṛpā kori', nāma-rūpe avatari',

jīve doyā korile apār
 1) All glories, all glories to the holy name of the Lord, the abode of immortal transcendental bliss! The Supreme Absolute Truth, who possesses an eternal form of sacred syllables, has descended in the form of the holy name. Thereby He shows mercy to His own devotees while showering boundless compassion upon all fallen souls. (2) jaya 'hari', 'kṛṣṇa', 'rām', jaga-jana-suviśrām,

sarva-jana-mānasa-rañjana muni-vṛnda nirantar, Read More...

Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka – Song One

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Nāmāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers Glorifying the Holy Name) - Song 1 [Lalita-Ekatālā & Daśakuśī] (1) śrī-rūpa-vadane śrī-śacī-kumār swa-nām-mahimā koralo pracār 
1) Through the mouth of Śrīla Rūpa Goswāmī, the son of Mother Śacī preached the glories of His own divine holy name. (2) jo nām, so hari-kachu nāhi bheda so nām satya-miti gāyati veda
 2) There is no difference between that holy name of Lord Hari and Lord Hari Himself. The Vedic scriptures sing of the true glory of the Lord's holy name. [Daśakuśī] (3) sabu upaniṣada, ratna-mālā-dyuti,

jhakamaki' caraṇa-samīpe Read More...

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