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Song Name: Bhale Gaura Gadadharer Arati

Official Name: Sri Surabhi Kunjer Gaura Gadadhara Aratik (Arati-Kirtan Song 1)

Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Book Name: Gitavali

Language: Bengali

 

 

LYRICS:

(1)

bhāle gorā-gadādharer ārati nehāri

nadīyā-pūraba-bhāve jāu balihārī

 

(2)

kalpataru-tale ratna-siḿhāsanopari

sabu sakhī-beṣṭita kiśora-kiśorī

 

(3)

puraṭa-jaḍita kota maṇi-gajamati

jhamaki’ jhamaki’ labhe prati-ańga-jyotiḥ

 

(4)

nīla nīrada lāgi’ vidyut-mālā

duhuń ańga mili’ śobhā bhuvana-ujālā

 

(5)

śańkha bāje, ghanṭā bāje, bāje karatāla

madhura mṛdańga bāje parama rasāla

 

(6)

viśākhādi sakhī-vṛnda duhuń guna gāowe

priya-narma-sakhī-gaṇa cāmara dhulāowe

 

(7)

anańga mańjarī cuyā-candana deowe

mālatīra mālā rūpa mańjarī lāgāowe

 

(8)

pańca-pradīpe dhori’ karpūra-bāti

lalitā-sundarī kore jugala-ārati

 

(9)

devī-lakṣmī-śruti-gaṇa dharaṇī loṭāowe

gopī-jana-adhikāra raowata gāowe

 

(10)

bhakativinoda rohi’ surabhīki kuńje

ārati-daraśane prema-sukha bhuńje

 

TRANSLATION

1) As I behold the wondrous arati of my Lords Gaura and Gadadhara, I enter into the mood of Their existence previous to appearing in Nadiya (Their Vrndavana lila as Sri Sri Radha and Krsna). It is simply indescribable.

 

2) Underneath a desire-tree, seated upon a jeweled throne, the ever-youthful couple named Kisora and Kisori are surrounded by all of Their gopi friends.

 

3) Sri Radhika and Lord Govindaji are decorated with many shining jewels and pearls inlaid with gold artwork, enhancing the sparkling splendor of each and every limb of Their transcendental forms.

 

4) The meeting of Their two bodily forms has generated a luster that brightens all the worlds, and may be compared to a garland of lightning (Radha) fixed upon a dark blue raincloud (Krsna).

 

5) On the occasion of Their meeting there is a concert produced by the sounding of conchshells, bells, karatalas and mrdangas. Such kirtana is supremely sweet and relishable to hear.

 

6) The cowherd damsels of Vrndavana led by Visakha Devi sing the glories of the Divine Couple while the priya-narma-sakhis cool Their Lordships by waving camara fans.

 

7) Ananga Manjari offers Them sandalwood pulp scented with cuwa while Rupa Manjari places a garland of jasmine flowers about Their necks.

 

8) The beautiful Lalita Sundari holds a lamp of five flames scented with camphor and waves it aloft, offering arati to the Divine Couple.


9) Parvati, Laksmi, and the personified Vedas cry in great happiness while rolling on the ground and singing of the fortunate position of the damsels of Vraja-bhumi.

 

10) Bhaktivinoda resides at Surabhi Kunja in the land of Godruma-dwipa, relishing the joy of divine love at the sight of this beautiful arati.

 

Remarks/ Extra Information:

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UPDATED: June 14, 2017