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Nava Gaura Varam

 

Lyrics: Nava Gaura Varam

Author: Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya

Book Name: None

Language: Sanskrit

Raga: Kafi

 

Nava Gaura Varam is a song that glorifies Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu in eight verses. This song is based loosely on Raga Kafi. This tune is commonly heard in India, although there are variations in singing this. This is the most common version of singing this song. Please keep in mind that Form A and Form B are usually interchanged per artist.

 

AUDIO CLIP: Nava Gaura Varam Guide

 

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LYRICS:

(1)

nava gaura-varam nava-puspa-saram
nava-bhava-dharam nava-lasya-param

nava-hasya-karam nava-hema-varam
pranamami saci-suta-gaura-varam

 

(2)

nava-prema-yutam nava-nita-sucam
nava-vesa-krtam nava-prema-rasam

navadha vilasat subha-prema-mayam
pranamami saci-suta-gaura-varam

 

(3)

hari-bhakti-param hari-nama-dharam
kara-japya-karam hari-nama-param

nayane satatam pranayasru-dharam
pranamami saci-suta-gaura-varam

 

(4)

satatam janata-bhava-tapa-haram
paramartha-parayana-loka-gatim

nava-leha-karam jagat-tapa-haram
pranamami saci-suta-gaura-varam

 

(5)

nija-bhakti-karam priya-carutaram
nata-nartana-nagara-raja-kulam

kula-kamini-manasa-lasya-karam
pranamami saci-suta-gaura-varam

 

(6)

karatala-valam kala-kantha-ravam
mrdu-vadya-suvinikaya madhuram

nija-bhakti-gunavrta-natya-karam
pranamami saci-suta-gaura-varam

 

(7)

yuga-dharma-yutam punar nanda-sutam
dharani-sucitram bhava-bhavocitam
tanu-dhyana-citam nija-vasa-yutam
pranamami saci-suta-gaura-varam

 

(8)

arunam nayanam caranam vasanam
vadane skhalitam svaka-nama-dharam

kurute su-rasam jagata jivanam
pranamami saci-suta-gaura-varam

 

UPDATED: June 16, 2009