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Song Lyrics: Jaya
Jaya Gauracander Aratiko Sobha (Sri Gaura Arotik)
Purport Author: A.C. Bhaktivedanta
December 31, 1968 Los
Angeles, CA, USA
Pradyumna: Jāhnave. Next one.
Prabhupāda: Jāhnave. Jāhnavī. Jāhnavī means
Prabhupāda: Taṭa, bank.
Prabhupāda: Of the
Prabhupāda: Jaga means of the world, and jana means people.
Prabhupāda: Mana means mind, heart.
Attractive. This means "The ārātrika
ceremony which is going on the bank of the Ganges to receive Lord Caitanya is so beautiful
that it is attractive to the people of the world, all people of the
world." Jaga-jana-mana-lobhā. Mana... "Attractive
to the mind of all people of the world."
Prabhupāda: Kibā again, the same thing,
Prabhupāda: Bosiyāchen, is seated.
seated. Gauracand is Lord Caitanya.
Prabhupāda: Ratna means jewels.
Prabhupāda: On the
"Come see Lord Caitanya seated on the jeweled
Pradyumna: Ārati koren.
Prabhupāda: Ārati means the arati, reception. Koren, doing.
Brahma, Lord Brahma. Ādi, headed by.
Deva-gaṇe, all the demigods.
that means "To offer ārati reception to Lord Caitanya, all the demigods have come down, headed by Lord
Brahma." Ārati koren brahmā-ādi deva-gaṇe.
Pradyumna: Kibā, hello. Dakṣine?
Prabhupāda: Dakṣine, on the right side.
Prabhupāda: Lord Nityānanda.
Pradyumna: Cand? Cand.
Prabhupāda: Cand, Nitāicand. His name, Nityānanda's, means Nitāicand.
Prabhupāda: Bāme, on the left side. This is Nityānanda on the right side, and that is Gadādhara on the left side.
Prabhupāda: Nikaṭe, near by.
Pradyumna: Advaita Prabhu.
is Advaita Prabhu.
Prabhupāda: Śrīvāsa, there, another Lord's devotee. Śrīvāsa.
Prabhupāda: Chatra-dhara. Chatra-dhara means
he is bearing the umbrella.
Pradyumna: Śrīvāsa is?
Prabhupāda: Śrīvāsa, you know? Śrīvāsadi-gaura-bhakta. He is the chief devotee of Lord Caitanya. Śrīvāsa. He is Śrīvāsa.
Pradyumna: So it
says, "Nearby, Advaita Prabhu
and Śrīvāsa are bearing an
means Advaita Prabhu is
nearby, and Śrīvāsa is also nearby,
and Śrīvāsa is bearing the umbrella on
the head of Lord Caitanya.
Pradyumna: Śaṅkha. Kibā śaṅkha.
Prabhupāda: Śaṅkha. Śaṅkha
means the conchshell.
Prabhupāda: Bāje. Śaṅkha
bāje means bugling, or what is it. Sound,
make sound. What do you call?
Trumpet? Bugle or trumpet?
Prabhupāda: Yes. trumpeting. Trumpeting. The conchshell.
Sounding. It's called. You sound.
Sounding, yes. Sounding the conchshell.
Śaṅkha bāje. Bāje means
Prabhupāda: Ghaṇṭā, bells. Different kinds of bells are
Pradyumna: Bāje, sounding, ringing.
Pradyumna: Bāje karatāla.
Prabhupāda: Karatāla, cymbal, this is also being sounded,
Pradyumna: Madhura mṛdaṅga.
the madhura, with sweet mṛdaṅga. You know, mṛdaṅga.
Pradyumna: Madhura means street?
The mṛdaṅga vibration is very sweet.
Pradyumna: Bāje, sounding. Śunitai?
Prabhupāda: Śunite, to hear.
Prabhupāda: Rasāla, very relishable.
All these sounds together, when vibrated, they are very relishable
to hear. So make typed copies nicely, with diacritic mark, hard "a,"
and explain. And the sound is there, repeat. If you practice two, three days,
it will be all right. Everyone will be able to sing, and it will be very nice.
Everything will come out nice, beautiful. (break—Prabhupāda sings mahāmantra in morning tune, also mixing the
words) Like that. I asked you not to sit down before Deity like that. You
should always sit very respectfully. This is to be practiced. So these words
can be mixed in a different way to make the sound palatable. That's all. Just
repeat. The Hare Kṛṣṇa is there,
but in a different way. That's all.
NOTE: This conversation/purport took place
before his disciples, Acyutananda Svami
and Brahmananda Svami,
collected a handful of Vaisnava songs and brought
them back to Srila Prabhupada
in preparing the first Vaisnava songbook. Srila Prabhupada approved the original
verses and Refrain 1 and Refrain 3 presented on the lyrics page for this song.
UPDATED: April 1, 2009