(Hinduism, Vaishnavism)

Gauranga-puja
(additional verses for worshiping Lord Caitanya)

Navadvipa-dhyana

svardhunyash caru-tire sphuritam ati-brihat-kurma-prishthabha-gatram
ramyaramavritam san-mani-kanaka-maha-sadma-sanghaih paritam
nityam pratyalayodyat-pranay-bhara-lasat-krishna-sankirtanadhyam
sri-vrindatavy-abhinnam tri-jagad-anupamam sri-navadvipam ide

I praise that holy dhama, Navadvipa, which being entirely non-different from Sri Vrindavana, is completely different from the material world consisting of the three planetary systems. It is situated on the gorgeous banks of the Ganges covered by beuatiful groves and gardens appearing in the form like the back of a gigantic turtle. There are situated there many great palatial houses made of gold bedecked with brillian jewels, where krishna-sankirtana is always being performed in the mellow of ecstatic love.


Gauranga-stuti

dhyeyam sada paribhava-ghnam abhishta-doham
tirthaspadam shiva-viriñci-nutam saranyam
bhrityarti-ham pranata-pala bhavavdhi-potam
vande maha-purusha te caranaravindam

O Supreme Personality of Godhead, O protector of the surrendered souls, You are now playing the rold of Your own devotee, and Your lotus feet are the only obbject of perpetual meditation for the pure lviing entities. They destroy the material existences of the living entity. They are the fulfiller of all desires, the above of all holy places, worshipable even by Lord Brahma and Lord Shiva, the shelter of all that exists, the destroyer of the troubles of Your devotees and the only boat for crossing over the ocean of material existence. Therefore I offer my obeisances unto Your lotus feet. [S.B. 11.5.33]

tyvaktva sudustyaja-surepsita-rajya-lakshmim
dharmishtha arya-vacasa yad agad aranyam
maya-mrigam dayitayepsitam anvadhavad
vande maha-purusha te caranaravindam

O Mahaprabhu, You have given up the goddess of fortune (Your wife), whose glance is desired by the great demigods, and who is the most difficult attachment ot renounce. In order to keep the word of some brahmana's curse, You have gone to the forest. Thus to show Your great mercy to the helpless living entities who are following Maya--the illusory energy--You have chased after them to give them Your own devotional service. Therefore I offer my humble obeisances unto Your lotus fee. [S.B. 11.5.34]


Pañca-tattva-pranama

pañca-tattvamakam krishnam bhakta-rupa-svarupakam
bhaktavatram bhaktakhyam namami bhakta-shaktikam

I bow down to Lord Krishna, who appears as a devotee (Lord Caitanya), as His personal expansion (Sri Nityananda), His incarnation (Sri Advaita), His devotee (Sri Srivasa), and His energy (Sri Gadadhara), and who is the source of all strength for the devotees. [Cc. Adi 1.14]

ananda-lila-maya-vigrahaya
hemabha-divyac-chavi-sundarya
tasmai maha-prema-rasa-pradaya
caitanya-candraya namo nams te

Obeisances unto Him, Sri Caitanya-candra, the giver of the mellow of the higest love of Godhead, who is the embodiment of blissful pastimes, and who is so beautiful, having a dazzling luster, like gold.

namo maha-vadanyaya krishna-prema-praday te
krishnaya krishna-caitanya-namne gaura-tivshe namah

O most munificent incarnation. You are Krishna Himself appearing as Sri Krishna Caitanya Mahaprabhu. You have assumed the golden colour of Srimati Radharani, and You are widely distirbutin pure love of Krishna. We offer our respectful obeisnaces unto You. [Cc. Madhya 19.53]


Nityananda-pranama

nityanandam aham naumi sarvananda-krama param
hari-nama-pradam devam avadhuta-shiromanim

I bow down to the Supreme Lord Nityananda Prabhu, who is the awarder of the highest joy to all, the bestower of the holy name and the crest jewel of all paramahamsa mendicants.


Gaura-Nitai-pranama

van sri-krishna-caitanya-nityanandau sahoditau
gaudodaye puspavanta citrau sam-dau tamo-nudau

I offer my respectful obeisances unto Sri Krishna Caitanya and Lord Nityananda, who are like the sun and moon. They have arisen simultaneously on the horizon of Gauda to dissipate the darkenss of ginorance and thus wonderfull bestow benediction upon all. [Cc. Adi 1.2]


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