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S'rî Godruma-Chandra-Bhajanopades'a


Text & Melody: S'rîla Bhaktivinoda Thhâkura
Singer/arr.: Anand Aadhar Prabhu
Duration: 19 min. 30 sec
Date: 9 March 2004



 


S'rî Godruma Dvipa
source picture: Vrindavan Lila
    

 

 

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 S'rî Godruma-Chandra-Bhajanopades'a,
Instructions for the worship of Lord Caitanya,
the Moon of the island of Godruma-dvîpa

from 'Gitâvalî'

Intro:
(Bb Gm Cm Adim, Dm Eb F Gm, Gm F Eb Dm Eb Dm Cm Bb)

(1)


(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
yadi te hari-pâda-saro-o-ja-sudhâ
If you, with the lotus feet of Hari so sweet,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
rasa-pâna-param hridaya-a-m satatam
      R
in the mood always want to feast your heart on drinking,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
parihritya griham kali-bhâ-a-va-mayam
then give up your home so full of kaliyuga's illusion

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
and sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(2)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
dhana-yauvana-jîvana-râ-a-jya-sukham
Riches, youth, a long life and royal happiness,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
na hi nityam anukshana-nâ-a-s'a-param
      R
not certain nor permanent, can be lost at any moment;

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
tyaja-grâmya-kathâ-sakala-a-m viphalam
please renounce all common chatter o so fruitless.

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
and sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


 (Gm Bb Cm Dm Gm F Db Eb Gm)

*

(3)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
ramanî-jana-sanga-sukha-a-m ca sakhe
A nice woman's company and pleasure, o friend,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
carame bhayadam purushâ-a-rtha-haram
      R
in the end give fear and steal the purpose of the person,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
hari-nâma-sudhâ-rasa-ma-a-tta-matir
with the Lord His names, that sweet mood, fill your mind,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
and sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

 (4)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
,jada-kâvya-raso na hi ka-a-vya-rasah
Worldly poetry, that taste sure's not the real poetic taste,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
kali-pâvana-gaura-raso-o hi rasah
      R
Kali's savior Gaura to taste surely is the taste,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
alam anya-kathâdy anus'îlanayâ
useless all other topics and so cultivated,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Gm Adim Bb Cm Bb Cm Dm Eb Gm Adim Bb Cm Dm Eb F Bb)

*

(5)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
vrishabhânu-sutânvita-vâ-a-ma-tanum
The daughter of Vrishabhânu standing at His left,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
yamunâ-tata-nâgara-na-a-nda-sutam
      R
at the bank of the yamunâ, the lover son of Nanda,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
muralî-kala-gîta-vino-o-da-param
with the flute its soft songs engaged in pleasing,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

 

(6)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
hari-kîrtana-madhya-gata-a-m sva-janaih
The Lord sung together in the midst of His folk,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
pariveshthita-jâmunadâ-a-bda harim
      R
all around the golden luster of Lord Hari,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
nija-gauda-janaika-kripâ-a-jaladhim
for the Gaudya people the only ocean of mercy,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Dm Bb Cm Adim F Gm Eb F Cm F Bb Eb Bb Dm Eb F)

*

(7)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
girirâja-sutâ-parivî-i-ta-griham
The royal mountains' daughter (the Ganges) surrounds His home,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
nava-khanda-patim yati-ci-i-tta-haram
      R
the Lord of Navadvîpa who steals the hearts of renunciates,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
sura-sangha-nutam priyayâ-a sahitam
the saintly together bow to Him with His wife (Vishnu-priya),

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(8)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
kali-kukkura mudgara-bhâ-a-va-dharam
The dog-type of Kali He gives the stick in the mood,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
hari-nâma-mahoushadha-dâ-a-na-param
      R
the Lord His name the great medicine He does administer,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
patitârta-dayârdra-su-mû-u-rti-dharam
for the fallen all compassion His form so beautiful,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Bb F Gm F Dm Eb Gm Adim Bb Cm Dm Cm Bb F)

*

(9)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
ripu-bândhava-bheda-vihî-i-na-dayâ
Between foe & friend no difference He makes in His mercy,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
yad-abhîkshnam-udeti mukhâ-a-bja-tatau
      R
that is constantly manifest on His lotusface,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
tam akrishnam iha vraja-râ-a-ja-sutam
He, not dark of skin here, is the son of Nanda;

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(10)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
iha coapanishat-parigî-i-ta-vibhur
Here and in the Upanishads is celebrated the Almighty,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
dvija-râja-sutah purathâ-a-bha harih
      R
the son of a brahmin ruler, golden His luster,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
nija-dhâmani khelati ba-a-ndhu-yuto
in His abode He is sporting together with His friends;

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.



(Gm Bb F Cm Dm Bb Gm Eb F Dm
Eb Cm Bb Eb Cm Bb Gm Dm Eb F Bb)

*

(11)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
avatâra-varam paripû-u-rna-kalam
The Best of Avatâra's, complete in all respects,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
para-tattvam ihâtma-vilâ-a-sa-mayam
      R
the Transcendental Reality is here eager to enjoy with Himself,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
vraja-dhâma-rasâmbudhi-gu-u-pta-rasam
of the abode of Vraja, in the ocean of mellows, the most intimate flows.

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
thus sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(12)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
s'ruti-varna-dhanâdi na ya-a-sya kripâ-
Learning, a high birth, wealth etc., will not do for His mercy,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
janane balavad-bhajane-e-na vinâ
      R
when missing the power that's generated by the worship,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
tam ahaituka-bhâva-pathâ-a hi sakhe
of Him sure by the path of unmotivated service my friend;

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Bb F Gm F Dm Eb Gm Adim Bb Cm Dm Cm Bb F)

*

(13)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
api nakra-gatau hrada-ma-a-dhya-gatam
And captured by the crocodile having entered the lake (like Gajendra)

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
kama-mocayad-ârta-jana-a-m tam ajam
      R
is indeed released the distressed one by Him, the Unborn,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
avicintya-balam s'iva-ka-a-lpatarum
of inconceivable strength, auspicious the desire tree,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(14)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
surabhîndra-tapah-paritu-u-shtha-manâ
Of mother Surabhi and Indra their penance most contented,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
vara-varna-dharo harir â-a-virabhût
      R
having a fine complexion the Lord has appeared,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
tam ajasra-sukham muni-dha-ir-ya-haram
Him of unlimited bliss who steals the patience of sages,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Dm Bb Cm Adim F Gm Eb F Cm F Bb Eb Bb Dm Eb F)

*

(15)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
abhilâsha-cayam tad-abhe-e-da-dhiyam
All that you aspire, just meditating on one,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
as'ubham ca s'ubham tyaja sa-a-rvam idam
      R
the inauspicious and auspicious, please give them all up,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
anukûlatayâ priya-se-e-vanayâ
with a favorable attitude and loving devotion,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(16)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
hari-sevaka-sevana-dha-a-rma-paro
The Lord's servants then serving, the dharma that's fixed,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
hari-nâma-rasâmrita-pâ-a-na-ratah
      R
the Lord's names His sweet mellows then addicted to drink,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
nati-dainya-dayâ-para-mâ-a-na-yuto
modest, humble, compassionate, all mindfull of that,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Gm Adim Bb Cm Bb Cm Dm Eb Gm Adim Bb Cm Dm Eb F Bb)

*

(17)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
vada yâdava mâdhava kri-i-shna hare
Chant Yâdava, Mâdhava, Krishna Hari!

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
vada râma janârdana ke-e-s'ava he
      R
chant Râma, Janârdana, Kes'ava O!

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
vrishabhânu-sutâ-priya-nâ-a-tha sadâ
Vrishabhânu's daughter and the Sweet Lord always,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(18)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
vada yâmuna-tîra-vanâ-a-dri-pate
Chant of the Yâmunabank's Lord of the forest, the mountain,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
vada gokula-kânana-pu-u-ñja-rave
      R
chant of Gokula its groves so many the Sun,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
vada râsa-rasâyana gau-u-ra-hare
chant of the Giver of Life to the (râsa-)Dance Lord Gaura!

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
and sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Gm Bb Cm Dm Gm F Db Eb Gm)

*

(19)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
cala gaura-vanam nava-kha-a-nda-mayam
Proceed to Gaura's forest divided in nine parts,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
patha gaura-hares' caritâ-a-ni mudâ
      R
happy to recite and read on Gaura's deeds,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
luthha gaura-padânkita-gâ-a-nga-tatham,
roll on the Gangesbanks marked by Gaura's footprints,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
and sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(20)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
smara gaura-gadâdhara-ke-e-li-kalâm
Remember Gaura's and Gadâdhara's loving arts,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
bhava gaura-gadâdhara-pa-a-ksha-carah
      R
become an adherent of Gaura and Gadâdhara,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
s'rinu gaura-gadâdhara-câ-a-ru-kathâm
listen to the fine stories about Gaura and Gadâdhara,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kânana-a-ku-u-ñja-vidhum      R
and sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

 Exit:
(Bb Gm Cm Adim, Dm Eb F Gm, Gm F Eb Dm Eb Dm Cm Bb)

 

(Chords harmonium)

 
 

 Translation

(1) If you want you heart to be always absorbed in drinking the ambrosial mellows of the lotus feet of Lord Hari, then give up household life, which is full of quarrels and strife, and just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers.

(2) Material riches, youth, long duration of life, and royal happiness &emdash; none of these are eternal. At any moment they may be destroyed. Give up all useless topics of mundane conversation and just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers.

(3) O Friend, ultimately the pleasure to be had in the company of beautiful young women turns to fearfulness and distracts one from the real goal of life. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers with your mind intoxicated by the nectarine mellows of the holy name.

(4) The taste of mundane poetry does not afford the sweet taste of actual poetry. The sweet mellows of true poetry are found in descriptions of Lord Caitanya, the savior of all souls in the Kali yuga. Enough with the study of any other topics! Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers.

(5) Krishna, the transcendental paramour, stands on the banks of the Yamuna with Radha, the daughter of Vrsabhanu, on His left side. He is absorbed in the pastime of playing soft, melodious songs on His flute. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers, Lord Caitanya, who is non-different from the son of Nanda.

(6) He is Lord Hari, shining like molten gold and surrounded by His loving devotees in the midst of hari-kirtana, He is the only ocean of mercy for the Gaudiya Vaisnavas. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers.

(7) Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers &emdash; Lord Caitanya, who along with His beloved wife Visnu-priya is glorified by all demigods and saintly persons. His home, Navadvipa, is surrounded by the river Ganga, the daughter of the Himalayas. He is the Lord of Navadvipa and the stealer of the hearts of all sannyasi's.

(8) Lord Gauranga is like a powerful hammer which smashes the sin and oppression of the mad-dog of the Kali-yuga. and He is absorbed in distributing the holy name of Krishna, which is the greatest medicine to release one from the material existence. His transcendental form is beautiful , and His heart is full of compassion for the suffering, fallen souls of this world. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers.

(9) Compassion which is free from the duality of "Friend" and "enemy" is always manifest of his lotus face. He is the son of Maharaja Nanda &emdash; Krishna, who has appeared in a golden form in the land of Navadvipa. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers.

(10) In this world and in the Upanishads He is celebrated as the all-pervading Supreme Lord. He appeared as the son of a brahmana and is Lord Hari Himself, with a shining complexion of molten gold. In His own abode He sports with His cowherd boy friends. Just worship this Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers.

(11) He is the most wonderful of all avataras because He is the source of all other expansions of God. He is the Supreme Truth, enjoying His pastimes here in this world. He is the embodiment of the most confidential flows that exist in the ocean of rasa.

(12) Without strong devotional worship and service, mere mundane scholarship, high family lineage , wealth and so on are not effective for invoking the causeless mercy of the Lord. O friend, just worship Lord Gaura, the beautiful moon of Godruma's forest bowers, by the path of unmotivated devotion.

(13) In His appearance as Hari, the Lord liberated Gajendra, the king of elephants, from the grasp of the crocodile in the lake, and in His appearance as Sri Caitanya, He delivered King Gajapati Prataparudra from the jaws of the kali-yuga crocodile who was lying in the lake of politics. Lord Sri Caitanya is unborn, possesses inconceivable power ,and is likened to an auspicious desire tree. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers.

(14) Lord Krsna, who was pleased with the penances and austerities of Indra and the Surabhi cow, appeared in this world as Lord Caitanya, possessing a golden complexion. He is eternal happiness and the captivator of the intelligence of all learned sages. Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers.

(15) Give up all worldly desires, monistic meditation and relative conceptions of inauspiciousness and auspiciousness. In a favorable mood, with loving devotion, just engage yourself in just worshipping Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers.

(16) Remaining devoted to the service of the Vaishnava's, being addicted to drinking the sweet nectar of the name of Hari, and with a mentality endowed with modesty, humility, and compassion, just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers.

(17) Always worship Lord Gaura, the beautiful moon of Godruma's forest bowers, and call out to the Lord," O Yadava, ! O Madhava O Krishna, O Hari, O Rama O Janardana, O Keshava, O beloved Lord of Radha!"

(18) Just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers and call out to the Lord "O Lord of the Vrindavana forest, which lies along the banks of the Yamuna! O Lord of Govardhana Hill! O sun of the forest of Gokula! O giver of life to the rasa dance.! O Gaurahari!

(19) Go to Navadvipa, the land of Lord Caitanya, Read and recite with great joy the wonderful pastimes of Lord Gaurahari. Roll about in ecstasy on the banks of the Ganges, which are marked with the footprints of Lord Caitanya, and just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers.

(20)  Remember the wonderful pastimes of Gaura and Gadadhara. Become a servant of Gaura and Gadadhara. Listen to the beautiful narration's concerning Gaura and Gadadhara and just worship Lord Gaura, the moon of Godruma's forest bowers.

 

 
 

  (chords harmonium)      

 
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