, Gaudiya Vaishnavism
(The Enlivening Names of Gaura)
by Srila Bhaktivinode Thakura
kali-kukkura-kadana jadi cao he,
sri sacinananda gao he
If you want to subdue the dog of Kali,
then sing out the names of Sri Sacinandana,
who purifies the age of quarrel [Kali Yuga],
putting an end to all fear.
gadadhara-madana nitayer prana-dhana
advaitera papujita gora
nimañi visvambhara srinivasa isvara
He is Nimai, Visvambhara, the support of the universe, the
intoxicator of Gadadhara Pandita, the life breath of
Nitai, the worshipable object of Advaita Prabhu,
the Lord of Srivasa Pandita, and the robber of the thoughts
of all the other Navadvipa devotees.
nadiya sasadhara mayapura-isvara
He is the moon of Nadia, the Lord of Mayapura; he is the
divine being who has come to inaugurate the chanting of
the Holy Names. He teaches the householders [grhi]
how to live and he leads the community of renunciates [nyasi].
He is Madhava, filled with the mood of Radha.
He corrected Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya of his erroneous philosophical
views; he delivered the King of Orissa, and he nourished Ramananda Raya's
spiritual hunder like a hero. He increased the joy of Rupa Gosvami,
protected Sanatana Prabhu, and enlivened Haridasa Thakura.
He was absorbed in thought of the moods of Vrindavana; he defeated
the ideas of the wicked; he always desired to expost the hypocrites.
He protected the pure devotees [suddha-bhakta] and showed
the inadequacy of the God of the philosophers and the failures of
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