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Song Name: Amar Nitai Mile Na
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āmār nitāi mile nā bholā mana
gaura mile nā
sārā gāye mākhile tilak
gaura mile nā
bhitor bāher ṭhik nā hole
suddha gaura prem ki kothāy mile
o tor ṭhik nā hole upāśanā
milbe nā tor se sonā
mana pariskār koro āge
gaura bhajan anurāge (anurāge, bholā mana, mana re āmār)
gaura bhajan holo nā (hāi bholā mana)
jei jana nitya bastu ādor kore
āmār doyāl nitāi tāńhāra ghore
tāre bhakti bhāve ḍākle pore
utor sādhan saphal ha’be (viphal ha’be nā)
1) O naïve mind, I did not meet Nitai! I did not meet Gaura! Even though my entire body is covered with tilak, I did not meet Gaura!
2) How can you come across the love of Sri Gaura if you are not proper, internally and externally? If your worship is not proper, you will not find that gold (love of Sri Gaura)!
3) With cleansing of one’s mind, one can develop love for Sri Gaura. But if you develop love for decorating your body with tilak, you are not worshipping Lord Caitanya! (O my naïve mind, you are not worshipping Gaura!)
4) To that person who always respects this item (the love of Lord Caitanya), my merciful Nitai will be present at their home. If you call out with feelings of devotion, your austerity will become successful. (It will not become a failure!)
Remarks/ Extra Information:
This song was popularized by Vaiyasaki Das in his 1996 album “Divya Lila.” This bhajan is a folk song written in the Baul style.
This is rendered in Raga Misra Bhairavi in Khemta or Dadra Tala.
UPDATED: October 17, 2015