glories to Sri Guru and Sri Gauranga
jayore jaya Paramahamsa Mahasaya...)
of Bhagavan Sri Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Goswami Prabhupad.
Composed by Sri Gopal Govinda Mahanta of Srihatta, East Bengal.
This Kirttan is chanted here at the Math in particular on
His Divine Grace's Appearance and Disappearance Days.
arranged by Sripad Bhakti Prapanna Tirtha Maharaj in response to several
All glories repeatedly to His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati
Goswami Maharaj, the paramahamsa, the supremely merciful and the ultimate
refuge for the lowly and fallen.
Having appeared in Nilachala, you came to Sri Gaura-mandala and demolished
the conditioned souls fear of this material world by revealing the
treasure of divine love.
I have no ability to sing your glories, but can do so if you empower me.
For the welfare of this world you are untiringly engaged in practising
and preaching unadulterated devotional service in the line of Sri Rupa
In you I find the good qualities of Srila Narottam Thakur who had hallowed
the sacred land of Khetari. I marvel to hear from you the essence of Scriptural
conclusions presented so irrefutably to false arguers and speculators.
Men are afraid to see the principles of pure devotional service eclipsed
by pseudo-religions. But you, by expertly shooting the arrows of genuine
scriptural conclusions, have torn asunder such pseudo-religions and they
engladdened the saintly men.
On reflecting that the sunshine of pure devotion was getting shrouded
by the clouds of smarta doctrines, you churned the ocean of Vedic scriptures,
raised a mighty tempest of bona-fide siddhanta and blew those clouds far
You have founded so many monasteries in different places with no motive
to cheat but to teach the conditioned beings how to serve the Lord with
love. The Vaisnavas of these monasteries are constantly distributing the
nectarine words of the divine qualities of Lord Hari in this material
You have brought us the clear currents of the Mandakini River of pure
devotion and cooled our lives, feverish with material woes. You have sent
Vaisnavas, devoid of material possessions, to diverse lands for propagating
the songs eulogising Lord Hari.
Just as in the past Lord Gaurahari had pricked the bubble of Mayavada
and converted the inhabitants of Varanasi to Vaisnavism. You too, by means
of your expert analysis of the subtle Vaisnava philosophy, have enraptured
all in Varanasi.
You have determined, on the basis of scriptural evidence, the principles
of Vedic varnasrama the import of which is devotion to Lord Hari.
It is you who explained that knowledge, yoga and activities, if averse
to bhakti, are of absolutely no value.
You have achieved an exemplary feat by circumambulating the Holy Land
of Sri Gaura-mandala in the association of devotees. This hallowed land
non-different from Vraja and resplendent with Divine Love
received publicity around the globe.
You have forgiven the offences of the demonic offenders of Kulia who had
tortured you. Thereby you proclaimed to the world that those who constantly
chant the Name of Lord Hari should be tolerant like a tree.
In the royal court of the world Vaisnava association you were adorned
with the Patraraja title [head of the assembly]. For the welfare
of the world you have renounced all that you had, and are engaged in the
good of all.
You are untiring in doing benevolence so that the conditioned souls receive
the ultimate benediction of service to Lord Sri Krishna. They would then
recuperate from the worldly disease, be enfranchised from the bondage
of karma and attain to the Lotus Feet of Lord Hari.
Since living entities are lost in the slumber of false attachments, you
are sending the Gaudiya messenger of the spiritual
world from door to door to awaken them. "Arise, arise of brethren,
there is no time to be lost. Serve Krishna," they call
The nectarine verses glorifying the infallible Lord Krishna, issuing from
your lotus mouth, soothe our souls, dissipate ignorance and illusion and
rid our hearts of agony.
O Great Soul, I am well aware that there is no trace of desire for fame
in your heart. Your qualities, like an expert musician, take hold of the
vina of my voice and make me speak, devoid of power over myself.
I have heard from the saintly ones that the conditioned soul attains liberation
upon glorifying the Vaisnavas. He moreover develops Krishna-bhakti, makes
his birth perfect and crosses the material ocean with ease.
It is on this account that I endeavour thus, like a dwarf aspiring to
reach the moon in the sky. But since you take no offence, I trust you
will pardon my flaws, fallen and unqualified as I am.
Thakur Bhaktivinoda, Associate of Sri Gauranga and friend of the lowly
and fallen, brought you, untarnished full moon, to this earth to dispel
the ignorance of Kali Yuga.
So please keep on incessantly showering your mercy, the nectar of Divine
Love, and let all creatures be rejuvenated and ecstatic. May all men on
this earth dance in Harinam Sankirttan this alone is the prayer
of Vaisnava Dasa.