Sri Gauranga Vandana

    Posted on March 5, 2015

An offering for Gaura-purnima With thanks to Sujitendiya Prabhu and Madhava Devi Dasi, Mayapur. (read in Balaram font)

soìaro nava gauracandra
nägara banayäri
nadéyä indu karunä-sindhu
bhakata-vatsala-käré


The golden new moon known as Gauracandra wanders on the streets of Nadia. This moon of Nadia is an ocean of mercy and a bestower of love and affection upon His devotees.


vadana-canda adhara raìga
nayane galata prema-taraìga
candra koöi bhänu koöi
çobhä nichayäri


His moonlike face, His red lips, and the waves of love emanating from his moist eyes defeat the loveliness of millions of moons and suns.

 

kusuma-çobhita cikura cäìcara
laläte tilaka näsikä ujora
daçana motima amiyä häsa
dämini ghanayäri


His curly hair is beautified by flowers. His forehead and nose are resplendent with tilaka. His pearl-like teeth and His nectarean smile are
like lightning amid thick black clouds.


makara-kuëòala jhalake gaëòa
maëi-kaustubha-dépta kaëöha
aruëa vasana karuëa vacana
çobhä ati bhäri


His makara-shaped earrings sway gracefully on His ears, and His throat shines with the kaustubha gem. His yellow garments and His plaintive voice are exceedingly lovely.


mälya-candana carcita aìga
läje lajjita koöi anaìga
aìgada balayä ratana nüpura
yajïa-sütra-dhäri


His limbs, decorated with garlands and smeared with sandalwood paste, put to shame millions of Cupids. He wears bracelets, jewelled ankle-bells, and a brähmaëa's thread.


chatra dharata dharä-dharendra
gäota yaça bhakata-vånda
kamalä-sevita päda-dvandva
baliye balihäré


Ananta-çeña, the carrier of the earth, holds an umbrella, and the devotees sing His glories. His lotus feet are constantly served by the goddess of fortune, Kamalä. Oh devotees! Sing His excellent glories!


kahata déna kåñëa-däsa
gaura-caraëe karata äça
patita-pävana nitäi cända
prema-dänakäré


This lowly Kåñëa-däsa aspires for the lotus feet of Gaura and for the savior of the fallen, Lord Nityänanda, who is the bestower of prema, love of God.

 

See also:

Don't think these boys' life is being spoiled
Effects of reading KRSNA book
Srila Prabhupada inherits a curse (and passes it on)
The difference between Western and Eastern culture
Srila Prabhupada's chilhood and Krsna's childhood
Part demon, part devotee
Effect of sincere chanting
Shining Devotees
Difference between demigods and demons
Srila Prabhupada's mercy on technologists
Why are there daily calamities?
No draft board in Krsnaloka
University education
Chanting "mango" and chanting "Krsna"
Not opening yoga schools, avoiding pseudo spiritualists
 

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