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Song Name: Bhali Goracandera Aratiboni

Official Name: Gaura Sandhya Arati

Author: Vira Vallabha Dasa

Book Name: None

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS

(1)

bhāli gorācandera āratiboni

bāje sańkīrtanera madhura rasa dhvani

 

(2)

śańkha bāje, ghaṇṭā bāje, bāje karatāla

madhura mṛdańga bāje, śunite rasāla

 

(3)

vividha kusuma phule gole vanamālā

koto koṭī candra jini vadana ujjvalā

 

(4)

brahmā ādi deva yāre karajoḍa kore

sahasra vadane śire maṇi chatra dhare

 

(5)

śiva śuka nārada veda vicāre

nāhi parātpara bhāva vibhore

 

(6)

śrīnivāsa haridāsa mańgala gāoye

narahari gadādhara cāmara ḍhulāoye

 

(7)

vīra vallabha dāsa śrī gaura caraṇe āśa

jagabhari rahalo mahimā prakāśa

 

TRANSLATION

1) How beautiful is the evening-arati of Goracanda! The sankirtana resounds sweetly and tastefully.

 

2) Conch shells resound, bells ring and kartalas clang. Sweet mridangas pound and all this sounds very tasteful.

 

3) Around His neck Gora wears a garland of different kinds of forestflowers and His face shines brighter than millions of moons.

 

4) Brahma and other demigods stand there with folded hands and the thousand headed Sesa holds a jeweled umbrella over His head.

 

5) Siva, Suka and Narada are considering that nothing higher than this can be found in the Vedas, and thus they become absorbed in ecstasy.

 

6) Srinivasa and Haridasa are singing auspicious songs while Narahari and Gadadhara are wielding yak tail fans.

 

7) Vira-vallabha Dasa yearns for Sri Gaura’s lotus feet and the whole world is filled with the manifestation of His glories.

 

Remarks/ Extra Information:

In the 1970 “Radha Krsna Temple” album, the Gaura Arotik track incorrectly used verse 2 of this song in place of verse 5 of Bhaktivinoda Thakura’s song. There were many errors in the song in that track.

 

UPDATED: June 25, 2009