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Song Name: Purabe Bandhala Cuda Ebe Kesa Hina
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Author: Balarama Dasa
Book Name: None
purabe bandhala cuda ebe kesa-hina
nata-bara-besa chadi parila kaupina
gabhi dohana bhanda chila bama kare
karanga dharila gora se-i anusare
tretaya dharila dhanu dvaparete bamsi
kali-yuge danda dhari ha-ila sannyasi
balarama kahe suna nadiya-nibasi
balarama abadhuta kana-i sannyasi
1) Formerly His hair was bound in a topknot. Now He has no hair. Rejecting His colorful garments of a dancing actor, now He wears a sannyasi’s kaupina.
2) Formerly He carried a pot for milking cows. Now He carries a sannyasi’s waterpot. Now His complexion is fair.
3) In Treta-yuga He carried an archer’s bow (in the form of Sri Rama). In Dvapara-yuga He carried a flute (Sri Krsna). In Kali-yuga He carries a danda (Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu). Now He is a sannyasi.
4) Balarama dasa says: O residents of Nadiya, please hear. Balarama has become an avadhuta, and Krsna has become a sannyasi.
This is to be sung in Raga Gandhara.
UPDATED: July 7, 2009