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This blog is for sharing one of the six loving exchanges between vaishnavas - bhajana katha sravanam alapa - sharing and discussing bhajan topics with devotees.

It is also my humble attempt to follow the instruction my gurudeva would give at the end of every class: take these pastimes and instructions into your heart. Therefore in the hopes that it will make some impression in my heart, I am sharing lecture notes, quotes, book excerpts, and other words from the brahma-madhva-gaudiya sampradaya and vaisnava/is around the world.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

"Sundara Bala Saci Dulala"

Sundara Bala Saci Dulala
sundara-bālā śacī-dulālā
nācata śrī-hari-kīrtana meń
bhāle candana tilaka manohara 
alakā śobhe kapolana meń

1) This gorgeous boy is the darling child of mother Saci, dancing in the kirtana of chanting Lord Hari’s names. His forehead is adorned with drawings of sandalwood paste, and His enchanting locks of hair are shining in a splendorous fashion as they bounce upon His cheeks.

śire cūḍā daraśi bāle
vana-phula-mālā hiyāpara dole
pahirana pīta-paṭāmbara śobhe 
nūpura ruṇu-jhunu caraṇo meń

 2) His hair is wrapped in a topknot, and a garland of forest flowers sways upon His chest. Wearing brilliant yellow silken garments, He dances with ankle bells tinkling upon His feet.

rādhā-kṛṣṇa eka tanu hai
nidhuvana-mājhe baḿśī bājāy
viśvarūpa ki prabhujī sahi 
āota prakaṭahi nadīyā meń

 3) Sri Sri Radha and Krsna have become joined in one body, and together They play a flute within the grove of Nidhuvana. In this mood, the Lord of Visvarupa has come and manifested Himself in the town of Nadiya.

koi gāyata hai rādhā-kṛṣṇa nām
koi gāyata hai hari-guṇa gān
mańgala-tāna mṛdańga rasāla 
bājata hai koi rańgaṇa meń

 4) Someone in that kirtana sings the names of Radha and Krsna, someone else sings songs of Lord Hari’s transcendental qualities, while others play the auspicious rhythms of the sweet and relishable mrdanga drums. All this takes place in that spectacular performance.

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