(Hinduism, Gaudiya Vaishnavism)

Sri Nityananda Candasya Nama Dvadasakam
(Twelve names of the Moonlike Lord Nityananda)

by Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya

1) nityanando 'vadhutendur vasudha-prana-vallabha
jahnavi jivita patih krsna prema pradah prabhuh

1. Nityananda--he who embodies eternal bliss
2. Avadhutendu--the moon of divine madmen
3. Vasudha-prana-vallabha--the beloved life-breath of Vasudha
4. Jahnavi-jivita-pati--the husband who enthuses Jahnavi with life
5. Krsna-prema-prada--he who bestows ecstatic love for Krishna
6. Prabhu--the Lord and master of the devotees

2) padmavati-sutaha sriman saci-nandana-purvaja
bhavonmatto jagat-trata rakta-gaura-kalevarah

7. Padmavati-suta--the dear son of Padmavati
8. Srimam--he of splendrous transcendental beauty
9. Saci-nandana-purvaja--the older brother of the son of Sachi
10. Bhavonmatta--he who is maddened in ecstasy (bhava)
11. Jagat-trata--the savior of the universe
12. Rakta-gaura-kalevara--he whose complexion is golden tinged with red

3) sri nityananda candrasya nama-dvadasakam subham
ya idam pratyaham pratah praty utthaya pathen narah

That person who recites these twelve auspicious names of the moonlike Nityananda-candra every day upon arising in the morning. . .

4) sa klesa-rahito bhutva prapnuyat sva-mano-ratham
turnam caitanya-devasya karuna-bhajanam bhavet

. . . such a person becomes free from all miseries and attains all their most cherished desires. Very soon they become the object of Lord Chaitanya's mercy.


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