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Chapter 22: Song Practice (VII)

 

A common bhajan sung is Bhaja Hu Re Mana. Structurally, it is a very simple song based off a sixteen matra cycle known as tintal (though many mridanga players tend to play a slow eight matra Prabhupada tala). Though the easiest way is to repeat the asthayi and Antara 1 over and over again, the approach taken here is a refined approach to distinctly give it a new verse form, i.e. Antara 2.

 

FORM A: (Asthayi)

 

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FORM B: (Antara I)

 

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PART C: (Antara II)

 

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(1)
bhajahū re mana śrī-nanda-nandana
abhaya-caraṇāravinda re

durlabha mānava-janama sat-sańge
taroho e bhava-sindhu re

 

(2)
śīta ātapa bāta bariṣaṇa
e dina jāminī jāgi re
biphale sevinu kṛpaṇa durajana
capala sukha-laba lāgi' re

 

(3)
e dhana, yaubana, putra, parijana
ithe ki āche paratīti re
kamala-dala-jala, jīvana ṭalamala
bhajahū hari-pada nīti re

 

(4)
śravaṇa, kīrtana, smaraṇa, vandana,
pāda-sevana, dāsya re
pūjana, sakhī-jana, ātma-nivedana
govinda-dāsa-abhilāṣa re

 

UPDATED: June 18, 2009