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Song Name: Bhaja Bhakata Vatsala Sri Gaurahari

Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Book Name: Gitavali

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(1)

bhaja–just worship; bhakata-vatsala–who is always very affectionate to His devotees; śrī-gaurahari–Lord Caitanya; śrī-gaurahari–this Srī Gaurahari; sohi–is the same as; goṣṭha-bihārī–He who sports in the pasturelands; nanda-yaśomatī-citta-hārī–who has stolen the hearts of Nanda Mahārāja and Mother Yaśodā.

 

(2)

belā ha' lo–it is very late; dāmodara–O Dāmodara!; āisa ekhona–please come now; bhoga-mandire–in the prasāda hall; basi' –sitting; karoha bhojana–please take Your lunch.

 

(3)

nandera nideśe–on the direction of Nanda Mahārāja; baise–sits; girivara-dhārī–the holder of Govardhana Hill; baladeva-saha–along with Srī Baladeva; sakhā–the cowherd boys; baise sāri sāri–sit down in rows.

 

(4)

śuktā–bitter curry; śāka–spinach; ādi–and so forth; bhāji–fried savories; nālitā–salad with green leaves of the jute plant; kuṣmāṇḍa–pumpkin; ḍāli ḍālnā–baskets of fruit; dugdha-tumbī–squash cooked with milk; dadhi–thick yogurt; mocā-khaṇḍa–vegetable preparations made from the flower of the banana tree.

 

(5)

mudga-boḍā–fried squares of dahl paddies; roṭikācapātīs; ghṛtānna–rice with ghee; śaṣkulī–sweetmeats made with milk, sugar and sesamum; piṣṭaka–sweetened rice flour cakes; khīr–thick, cooked-down milk; puli– sweet rolls; pāyasānna–sweet rice in condensed milk.

 

(6)

karpūra–scented with camphor; amṛta-keli–exotic sweet rice; rambhā– bananas; khīra-sāra–delicious cheese; amṛta rasālanectarean mangos; amla–sour preparations; dvādaśa prakāra–of twelve different kinds.

 

(7)

luci cinipurīs with sugar; sarpurīpurīs filled with cream; lāḍḍu–chickpea flour sweetballs; rasābalīdahl paddies boiled in sugared rice; bhojana korena kṛṣṇaKṛṣṇa eats; ho'ye kutūhalī–in great fun.

 

(8)

rādhikāraby Rādhikā; pakka anna–cooked grains; vividha–various; vyañjana–cooked vegetables; parama ānande–in supreme bliss; kṛṣṇa korena bhojanaKṛṣṇa eats.

 

(9)

chale-bale–by hook or by crook; lāḍḍu khāy–eats lāḍḍu sweetballs; śrīmadhumańgalaKṛṣṇa's funny brāhmaṇa friend Madhumańgala; bagala bājāy–makes a funny sound by slapping his hands under his armpits; āra deya–give me more!; hari-bolo–“Haribol! Haribol!”

 

(10)

rādhikādi gaṇeRādhārāṇī and Her gopī friends; heri' –beholding; nayanera koṇe–out of the corners of His eyes; tṛpta ho'ye–being very satisfied; khāy kṛṣṇaKṛṣṇa eats; yaśodā-bhavane–at the house of Mother Yaśodā.

 

(11)

bhojanānte–after lunch; piye kṛṣṇaKṛṣṇa drinks; suvāsita vārisweetscented water; sabe–all His friends; mukha prakhāloy–wash their mouths; ho' ye sāri sāri–standing in lines.

 

(12)

hasta-mukha–their hands and mouths; prakhāliyā–after washing; jata sakhā-gaṇe–all the cowherd boys; ānande–in great bliss; viśrāma kore– they take rest; baladeva-sane–along with Lord Balarāma.

 

(13)

jambula rasālaKṛṣṇa's servants named Jambula and Rasāla; āne–bring; tāmbūla-masālā–spiced betel nuts; tāhā kheye–chewing that; kṛṣṇacandra–the moonlike Kṛṣṇa; sukhe–happily; nidrā gelā–goes to sleep.

 

(14)

viśālākṣa–His servant named Viśālākṣa; śikhi-puccha-cāmara–a fan of peacock feathers; ḍhulāya–waves; apūrva śayyāya–on an excellent bedstead; kṛṣṇaKṛṣṇa; sukhe–happily; nidrā jāya–goes to sleep.

 

(15)

yaśomatī-ājñā–the order of Mother Yaśodā; pe'ye–receiving; dhaniṣṭhāānīto–brought by the gopī named Dhaniṣṭhā; śrī-kṛṣṇa-prasāda–the food remnants of Srī Kṛṣṇa; rādhāSrīmatī Rādhārāṇī bhuñje–eats; ho'ye prīto–being extremely delighted.

 

(16)

lalitādi–headed by Lalitā; sakhī-gaṇa–the assembly of girlfriends; avaśeṣa pāya–receiving Her remnants; mane mane–in their heart-of-hearts; sukhe–blissfully; rādhā-kṛṣṇa-guṇa–the qualities of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa; gāya–they sing.

 

(17)

hari-līlā–the wonderful pastimes of Lord Hari; ekmātra–one and only; yāhāra–whose; pramoda–joy; bhogārati–this Bhoga-ārati song; gāy–sings; ṭhākur bhakativinodaThākur Bhaktivinoda

 

UPDATED: June 15, 2009

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