(Hinduism, Gaudiya Vaishnavism)

Gaura Mangala Mahima
(composed to be sung during mangala arati)

by Srila B.V. Tripurari Swami

(1)
dina-mani na udite mile bhakta gana
gauranga-lila-mahima karite kirtana
eto premananda visva na dekhilo ara
jaya gauracandra lila audarya apara

(2)
dvija-mani bakse tava jhala-mala sutra
paduka paraye dvare ara atapatra
suka sari vandanaya nidrabhange tomara
jaya gauracandra lila audarya apara

(3)
ankhi mudi sayyopari boso ratrisese
radha krsna raho-lila smari-rasavese
rasa-rasa-rati-keli karite udgara
jaya gauracandra lila audarya apara

(4)
nitai bhai cale ase tabe suklambara
hase saba narma bandhu srivasa sridhara
sayya ho-te tule tomay saci ma tomara
jaya gauracandra lila audarya apara

(5)
cale asi jata bhadra mahilara gana
karapura bati jvali kore nirmancana
asvadaye bhakta-gana arati gorara
jaya gauracandra lila audarya apara

(6)
nitai tatha gadai ara advaita acharya
cari bhite nadiar saba bhakta varya
gaura madhya-mani bhakta mukta-mani hara
jaya gauracandra lila audarya apara

(7)
visnu-priya-jivan tumi bhakta-prana-dhana
nisa sese kore sabe mahima kirtana
emono kirtana nrtya na dekhibe ara
jaya gauracandra lila audarya apara

(8)
satya kori magi ami sukomala prana
tava priti bine prabhu na cahibo ana
sevi gaura-nityananda sri-guru-carana
bhaktivinoda parivare sampiya jivana

(1)
Early morn before dawn's break, all devotees congregate
To sing Gaura lila's endless praise
Such love, such joy yhe world has not yet known to date
Victory O Golden Moon, your lila generous indeed!

(2)
Twice born jewel, thread on your chest
At the door you parasol and shoes
The parrots call you from your rest
Victory O Golden Moon, your lila generous indeed!

(3)
At night's end you sit eyes closed in bed
Your thoughts towards Radha-Krsna's secret lila tend
And then to rasa lila's memory lead,
Victory O Golden Moon, your lila generous indeed!

(4)
Nityananda at your door
Suklambara, Srivasa, Sridhara, dear friends not far
As Sachi comes to wake her darling ward
Victory O Golden Moon, your lila generous indeed!

(5)
Gracious ladies all arrive, camphor light aglow
So auspicious, the arotika of Gaura
All devotees gather, taste this festival
Victory O Golden Moon, your lila generous indeed!

(6)
Nityananda, Gadadhara, Advaita and all
Gather round Nadiya's beautiful Lord Gaura
The center jewel in the devotee necklace of pearls
Victory O Golden Moon, your lila generous indeed!

(7)
Life of Visnupriya Devi devotees all adore
Sing, sing his glory just before the dawn
Such song, such dance never seen or heard before
Victory O Golden Moon, your lila generous indeed!

(8)
Tender at heart, I pray to say in truth
Prabhu "I want but love for you!"
Serving Gaura-Nityananda, the feet of sri guru
Bhaktivinoda parivara my love, my life in you


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