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Song Name: Ratha Haita Uli Brahma Pranama Kari

Official Name: Brahmar Stava

Author: Gunaraj Khan

Book Name: Krsna Vijaya

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(1)

ratha haite uli brahmā praṇāma kari

kara-puṭe stuti kare dui kara juḍi

 

(2)

cāri mukuṭa bhūmi loṭhāya tite āńkira jale

kāndite kāndite brahmā sa-karuṇa bale

 

(3)

eta māyā kena gosāī pātaha āmāy

āmā hena koṭī brahmā nimeṣeke hay

 

(4)

aja-hena nāma mora tri-jagate baila

sei bole andha haiyā tomā na cinila

 

(5)

tomāra nābhi-padme gosāī āmāra utpatti

āmi aja nahi tumi aja se śrī-pati

 

(6)

ādya-anta hao tumi nārāyaṇ

akhila brahmāṇḍa tumi tumi se kāraṇ

 

(7)

sattva-rajaḥ-tamaḥ tumi tri-guṇa-dhārī

āmāra sṛjale tumi deba śrī-hari

 

(8)

tomāra mahimā bali kāhāra sāhase

koṭī koṭī brahmā tomār loma-kūpe bhāse

 

(9)

koṭi brahmār eka āmi tāhāra bhitare

āuṭa hāta pramāṇa āmār kalebare

 

(10)

āńkhira nimiṣe koṭi brahmāra sṛjan

katākṣe sṛjaha punaḥ karaha nidhan

 

(11)

saḿsārera sāra tumi jagata-kāraṇ

ādi-anta-madhya nāhi nāma nārāyaṇ

 

(12)

tomāra sebaka sańga kata pun/ya pāi

na pātiha māyā more śuna govindāi

 

(13)

abaśya thākaye putra jananī-udare

caraṇa-āghāta baje māyera śarīre

 

(14)

sei jadi pāpa haya śuna dāmodar

koṭī brahmā āche tomār śarīra-bhitar

 

(15)

tabe nirdaya kena haibe cakra-pāṇi

kāndite kāndite brahmā baila eta bāṇī

 

TRANSLATION

1) Brahma descended from the chariot, bowed down, and with folded hands offered prayers.

 

2) His four crowns touching the ground, and tears flowing from his eyes, weeping Brahma sadly spoke the following words.

 

3) O Lord, O master of Maya, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. In the blinking of an eye You can create many millions of Brahmas like me.

 

4) Even though in these three worlds I am called by the name "the unborn one" and by other respectful names, I am blind and foolish, for I could not recognize who You really are.

 

5) I was born from the lotus flower of Your navel. Therefore I am not truly unborn. It is You who are unborn, for You are Narayana, the goddess of fortune's husband.

 

6) You are Narayana, the beginning and end of everything, the creator of all the universes.

 

7) You are the master of the three modes: goodness, passion, and ignorance. You are Lord Hari, who created my body.

 

8) Who can describe Your glories? Millions and millions of Brahmas have come from the pores of Your transcendental body.

 

9) I am one of those many millions of Brahmas. I am a lowly creature with a body the size of seven cubits.

 

10) With an eye blink You create many millions of Brahmas, and with a glance You again destroy them.

 

11) You are the creator of the universes. You are the beginning, middle, and end. Are You not Lord Narayana?

 

12) How many pious deeds must one have performed in past lives to attain the company of Your servants? O Lord, please don't bewilder me with Your Maya. O Govinda, please hear my words.

 

13) A child inside the mother's womb may sometimes kick the mother's body.

 

14) Does the kicking infant commit a sin? O Damodara, please hear my words: Many millions of Brahmas reside within Your transcendental body.

 

15) O Lord who holds the cakra, why will You not be merciful to me? Weeping and weeping, Brahma spoke these words.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

This is sung in Raga Lalita.

 

UPDATED: July 7, 2009