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Songs & Verses In Glorification of

Srimad-Bhagavatam and Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

Compiled by

sri srimad

gour govinda swami maharaja • tattva vicara publications •


Songs & Verses In Glorification of

Srimad-Bhagavatam and Sri Caitanya-caritamrta


songs & verses The information in this booklet are verses in glorification of Çrémad-Bhägavatam and Çré Caitanyacaritämåta compiled by Çré Çrémad Gour Govinda Swami Mahäräja, which he would recite before giving his wonderful discourses that would regularly last for up to four hours. Quotes from the books of Çréla A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupäda are copyrighted © The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust International. First Edition 200 copies. Second Edition 1000 copies. ISBN: 978-0-9943759-8-8 © 2017 Tattva Vicara Publications

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Songs & Verses In Glorification of

Srimad-Bhagavatam and Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

Compiled by

sri srimad

gour govinda swami maharaja

• tattva vicara publications •


Table of Contents

Auspicious Invocation before Çrémad-Bhägavatam Class

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Auspicious Invocation before Çré Caitanya-caritämåta Class

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Sävaraëa-çré-gaura-päda-padme 9 Lälasämayé Prärthanä 11 Sävaraëa-çré-gaura-mahimä 13

Additional Verses Quoted before Çrémad-Bhägavatam Class

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Other Titles

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pādau yadīyau prathama dvitīyau tṛtīya-turyau kathitau yad-ūrū nābhis tathā pañcama eva ṣaṣṭhau bhūjāntaraṁ dor-yugalaṁ tathānyau kaṇṭhas tu rājan navamo yadīyo mukhāravindaṁ daśamaṁ praphullam ekādaśo yasya lalāṭa-paṭṭaṁ śiro’pi tu dvādaśa eva bhāti tam ādidevaṁ karuṇā-nidhānaṁ tamāla-varṇaṁ su-hitāvatāram apāra-saṁsāra samudra-setuṁ bhajāmahe bhāgavata-svarūpam “I worship the śrīmad-Bhāgavatam which is the auspicious sound incarnation of śrī Kṛṣṇa, the abode of mercy and the origin of all the demigods, whose transcendental form is black like a tamāla tree. He has appeared in the beautiful form of this Bhāgavatam just to make a bridge whereby materially conditioned souls can cross the otherewise insurmountable ocean of repeated birth and death. śrīmad-Bhāgavatam has twelve cantos, which correspond to the twelve different parts of Kṛṣṇa’s divine form. The first and second cantos are Lord Kṛṣṇa’s lotus feet. The third and fourth cantos are His lotus thighs. The fifth canto is His lotus navel. The sixth canto is His chest and torso. The seventh and eighth cantos are His lotus arms. The ninth canto is His throat. The tenth canto is His beautiful lotus face. The eleventh canto is His forehead, and the twelfth canto is His crown.”

— Padma Purāṇa


Çré Çrémad Gour Govinda Swami Mahäräja


auspicious Invocation

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näräyaëaà namaskåtya naraà caiva narottamam devéà sarasvatéà vyäsaà tato jayam udérayet “Before reciting this Çrémad-Bhägavatam, which is the very means of conquest, one should offer respectful obeisances unto the Personality of Godhead, Näräyaëa, unto Nara-näräyaëa Åñi, the supermost human being, unto mother Sarasvaté, the goddess of learning, and unto Çréla Vyäsadeva, the author.” (Çrémad-Bhägavatam 1.2.4)

vede rämäyaëe caiva puräëe bhärate tathä ädäv ante ca madhye ca hariù sarvatra géyate “In the Vedic literature, including the Rämäyaëa, Puräëas and Mahäbhärata, from the very beginning (ädau) to the end (ante ca), as well as within the middle (madhye ca), only Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is explained.” (Harivaàça, cited in Çré Caitanya-caritämåta, ädi-lélä 7.131 purport)

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Songs & Verses mükaà karoti väcälaà paìguà laìghayate girim yat-kåpä tam ahaà vande çré-guruà déna-täraëam paramänanda-mädhava “I offer my respectful obeisances unto my spiritual master, the deliverer of all fallen souls, whose mercy turns the dumb into eloquent speakers, and enables the lame to cross mountains.” (Bhävärtha-dépikä, Maìgala Stotraà 1)

8 paramänanda he mädhava paduìgäluci makaranda se-makaranda päna-kari änande bolo ‘hari hari’ hariìka näme vända velä päri karive cakä-dolä se cakä-doläìka-päyäre mano-mo rahu nirantare mano mo nirantare rahu ‘hä-kåñëa’ boli jéva jäu hä-kåñëa boli jäu jéva mote udhära rädhä-dhava mote uddhära rädhä-dhava mote udhära rädhä-dhava

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Srimad-Bhagavatam “O supremely blissful Mädhava! The nectar is coming from Your lotus feet. Drinking that nectar, I blissfully sing ‘Hari! Hari!’ Taking the name of Hari, I am binding a raft on which Lord Jagannätha will ferry me across this ocean of material existence. May my mind always remain at the lotus feet of that Lord Jagannätha who has very large round eyes. In this way, I call out, ‘Alas! Kåñëa!’ and give up my life. O husband of Rädhäräëé, please deliver me.” (by Jagannatha Däsa)

dharmaù projjhita-kaitavo’ tra paramo nirmatsaräëäà satam vedyaà västavam atra vastu çivadaà täpa-trayonmülanam çrémad-bhägavate mahä-muni-kåte kim vä parair éçvaraù sadyo hådy avarudhyate’ tra kåtibhiù çuçrüñubhis tat-kåsaëät “Completely rejecting all religious activities which are materially motivated, this Bhägavata Puräëa propounds the highest truth, which is understandable by those devotees who are fully pure in heart. The highest truth is reality distinguished from illusion for the welfare of all. Such truth uproots the threefold miseries. This beautiful Bhägavatam, compiled by the great sage Vyäsadeva [in his maturity], is sufficient in itself for God realisation. What is the need of any other scripture? As soon as one attentively and submissively hears the message of Bhägavatam, by this culture of knowledge the Supreme Lord is established within his heart.” (Çrémad-Bhägavatam 1.1.2)

nigama-kalpa-taror galitaà phalaà çuka-mukhä amåta-drava-saàyutam pibata bhägavataà rasam älayam muhur aho rasikä bhuvi bhävukäù “The Çrémad-Bhägavatam is the essence of all Vedic literatures, and it is considered the ripened fruit of the wishfulfilling tree of Vedic knowledge. It has been sweetened by emanating from the mouth of Çukadeva Gosvämé. You who

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Songs & Verses are thoughtful and who relish mellows should always try to taste this ripened fruit. O thoughtful devotees, as long as you are not absorbed in transcendental bliss, you should continue tasting this Çrémad-Bhägavatam, and when you are fully absorbed in bliss, you should go on tasting its mellows forever.” (Çrémad-Bhägavatam 1.1.3)

anarthopaçamaà säkñäd bhakti-yogam adhokñaje lokasyäjänato vidväàç cakre sätvata-saàhitäm “The material miseries of the living entity, which are superfluous to him, can be directly mitigated by the linking process of devotional service. But the mass of people do not know this, and therefore the learned Vyäsadeva compiled this Vedic literature, which is in relation to the Supreme Truth.” (Çrémad-Bhägavatam 1.7.6)

yasyäà vai çrüyamäëäyäà kåñëe parama-püruñe bhaktir utpadyate puàsaù çoka-moha-bhayäpahä “Simply by giving aural reception to this Vedic literature, the feeling for loving devotional service to Lord Kåñëa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, sprouts up at once to extinguish the fire of lamentation, illusion and fearfulness.” (Çrémad-Bhägavatam 1.7.7)

çrémad-bhägavataà puräëam amalaà yad vaiñëavänäà priyaà yasmin päramahaàsyam ekam amalaà jïänaà paraà géyate tatra jïäna-viräga-bhakti-sahitaà naiñkarmyam äviskåtaà tac chåëvan su-paöhan vicäraëa-paro bhaktyä vimucyen naraù

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Srimad-Bhagavatam “Çrémad-Bhägavatam is the spotless Puräëa. It is most dear to the Vaiñëavas because it describes the pure and supreme knowledge of the paramahaàsas. This Bhägavatam reveals the means for becoming free from all material work, together with the processes of transcendental knowledge, renunciation and devotion. Anyone who seriously tries to understand ÇrémadBhägavatam, who properly hears and chants it with devotion, becomes completely liberated.” (Çrémad-Bhägavatam 12.13.18)

artho ‘yam brahma-süträëäm bhäratärtha-vinirëayaù gäyatré-bhäñya-rüpo ‘sau vedärtha-paribåàhitaù “The meaning of the Vedänta-sütras, the full purport of the Mahäbhärata, the commentary on Brahma-gäyatré, and the fully expanded knowledge of the Vedas are all present in the Çrémad-Bhägavatam.” (Garuòa Puräëa, cited in Caitanyacaritämåta, Madhya-lélä 25.143)

sarva-vedetihäsänäà säraà säraà samuddhåtam “The essence of all Vedic literature and all histories has been collected in Çrémad-Bhägavatam.” (Çrémad-Bhägavatam 1.3.41)

sarva-vedänta-säraà hi çré-bhägavatam iñyate tad-rasämåta-tåptasya nänyatra syäd ratiù kvacit “Çrémad-Bhägavatam is declared to be the essence of all Vedänta philosophy. One who has felt satisfaction from

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Songs & Verses its nectarean mellow will never be attracted to any other literature.” (Çrémad-Bhägavatam 12.13.15)

’kåñëa-bhakti-rasa-svarüpa’ çré-bhägavata täte veda-çästra haite parama mahattva “Çrémad-Bhägavatam gives direct information of the mellow derived from service to Kåñëa. Therefore Çrémad-Bhägavatam is above all other Vedic literatures.” (Çré Caitanya-caritämåta, Madhya-lélä 25.150)

cäri-veda-upaniñade yata kichu haya tära artha laïä vyäsa karilä saïcaya “Vyäsadeva collected whatever Vedic conclusions were in the four Vedas and 108 Upaniñads and placed them in the aphorisms of the Vedänta-sütra.” (Çré Caitanya-caritämåta, Madhya-lélä 25.98)

yei sütre yei åk-viñaya-vacana bhägavate sei åk çloke nibandhana “In the Vedänta-sütra, the purport of all Vedic knowledge is explained, and in Çrémad-Bhägavatam the same purport has been explained in eighteen thousand verses.” (Çré Caitanya-caritämåta, Madhya-lélä 25.99)

jévera nistära lägi’ sütra kaila vyäsa mäyävädi-bhäñya çunile haya sarva-näça “Çréla Vyäsadeva presented the Vedänta philosophy for the deliverance of conditioned souls, but if one hears the commentary of Çaìkaräcärya, everything is spoiled.” (Çré Caitanya-caritämåta, Madhya-lélä 6.169)

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Srimad-Bhagavatam “yäha, bhägavata paòa vaiñëavera sthäne ekänta äçraya kara caitanya-caraëe (Çré Caitanya-caritämåta, Antya-lélä 5.131) “Go and approach a vaiñëava-gaura-priya, a dear devotee of Gauranga Mahaprabhu. Study and hear Bhägavata from him and completely take shelter at the lotus feet of Caitanya Mahäprabhu — ekänta äçraya kara caitanya-caraëe. Without Caitanya Mahäprabhu’s mercy no one can understand ÇrémadBhägavatam.”1

bhägavata ye nä mäne, se—yavana-sama tära çästä äche janme-janme prabhu yama “One who does not accept Çrémad-Bhägavatam is no better than a mleccha or yavana, and Lord Yamaräja punishes him birth after birth.” (Çré Caitanya-bhägavata, Ädi-khaëòa 1.39)

hare kåñëa hare kåñëa kåñëa kåñëa hare hare hare räma hare räma räma räma hare hare

1. Translation by Çré Çrémad Gour Govinda Swami, 10 March 1995, Bhubaneswar.

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śrī-rādhāyāḥ praṇaya-mahimā kīdṛśo vānayaivāsvādyo yenādbhuta-madhurimā kīdṛśo vā madīyaḥ saukhyaṁ cāsyā mad-anubhavataḥ kīdṛśaṁ veti lobhāt tad-bhāvāḍhyaḥ samajani śacī-garbha-sindhau harīnduḥ Desiring to understand the glory of Rādhārāṇī’s love, the wonderful qualities in Him that She alone relishes through Her love, and the happiness She feels when She realises the sweetness of His love, the Supreme Lord Hari, richly endowed with Her emotions, appeared from the womb of Śrīmatī Śacī-devī, as the moon appeared from the ocean. — Śrī Caitanya-caritāmṛta, ādi-līlā 1.6


auspicious Invocation before

Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

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(The following three songs by Çréla Narottama däsa Öhäkura were sung, in rotation, one each day, by Çré Çrémad Gour Govinda Swami Mahäräja prior to the Çré Caitanya-caritämåta class)

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Sävaraëa-çré-gaura-päda-padme Çré Kåñëa Caitanya Prabhu A Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Çré Gauräìga (from Prärthanä by Çréla Narottama däsa Öhäkura)

(1) çré-kåñëa-caitanya prabhu doyä koro more tomä binä ke doyälu jagat-saàsäre “My dear Lord Caitanya, please be merciful to me, because who can be more merciful than Your Lordship within these three worlds?”

(2) patita-pävana-hetu tava avatära mo sama patita prabhu nä päibe ära

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Songs & Verses “Your incarnation is just to reclaim the conditioned, fallen souls, but I assure You that You will not find a greater fallen soul than me. Therefore, my claim is first.”

(3) hä hä prabhu nityänanda, premänanda sukhé kåpäbalokana koro ämi boro duùkhé “My dear Lord Nityänanda, You are always joyful in spiritual bliss. Since You always appear very happy, I have come to You because I am most unhappy. If You kindly put Your glance over me, then I may also become happy.”

(4) doyä koro sétä-pati adwaita gosäi tava kåpä-bale päi caitanya-nitäi “My dear Advaita Prabhu, husband of Sétä, You are so kind. Please be merciful to me. If You are kind to me, naturally Lord Caitanya and Nityänanda will also be kind to me.”

(5) hä hä swarüp, sanätana, rüpa, raghunätha bhaööa-juga, çré-jéva hä prabhu lokanätha “O Svarüpa Dämodara, personal secretary of Lord Caitanya, O six Gosvämés; Çré Rupa Gosvämé, Çré Sanätana Gosvämé, Çré Raghunätha Bhaööa Gosvämé, Çré Gopäla Bhaööa Gosvämé, Sré Jéva Gosvämé, and Çré Raghunätha däsa Gosvämé! O Lokanätha Gosvämé, my beloved spiritual master! Narottama däsa also prays for your mercy.”

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Sri Caitanya-caritamrta (6) doyä koro çré-äcärya prabhu çréniväsa rämacandra-saìga mäge narottama-däsa “O Çréniväsa Äcärya, successor to the six Gosvämés! Please be merciful to me. Narottama däsa always desires the company of Rämacandra Cakravarté.”

8 Lälasämayé Prärthanä (from Prärthanä by Çréla Narottama däsa Öhäkura)

(1) ‘gauräìga’ bolite habe pulaka-çaréra ‘hari hari’ bolite nayane ba’ be néra “When will that opportune moment come to me when there will be shivering of the body as soon as I chant Lord Gauräìga’s name? And after the shivering, while chanting Hare Kåñëa, when will there be tears pouring down from my eyes?”

(2) ära kabe nitäi-cänder koruëä hoibe saàsära-bäsanä mora kabe tuccha ha’be “When will that day come when Lord Nityänanda’s causeless mercy is bestowed upon me so that my desire for material enjoyment becomes very insignificant?”

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Songs & Verses (3) viñaya chäriyä kabe çuddha ha ‘be mana kabe häma herabo çré-båndäbana “When my mind is completely purified, being freed from material anxieties and desires, then I shall be able to understand Våndävana and the conjugal love of Rädha and Kåñëa, and then my spiritual life will be successful.”

(4) rüpa-raghunätha-pade hoibe äkuti kabe häma bujhabo se jugala-périti “When shall I be very much eager to study the books left by the six Gosvämés? One has to learn of the conjugal loving affairs of Rädhä-Kåñëa through the teachings of these six Gosvamés.”

(5) rüpa-raghunätha-pade rahu mora äça prärthanä koroye sadä narottama- däsa “Narottama däsa always wishes to understand this conjugal love under the direction of the six Gosvämés.”

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Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

Sävaraëa-çré-gaura-mahimä The Glories of Çré Gauräìga

(from Prärthanä by Çréla Narottama däsa Öhäkura)

(1) gauräìgera duöi pada, jär dhana sampada, se jäne bhakati-rasa-sär gauräìgera madhura-lélä, jär karëe praveçilä, hådoya nirmala bhelo tär “Anyone who has accepted the two lotus feet of Lord Caitanya as their only asset knows the true essence of devotional service. If anyone gives submissive aural reception to the pleasing and sweet pastimes of Lord Caitanya, then immediately his heart becomes cleansed of all material contamination.”

(2) je gauräìgera näma loy, tära hoy premodoy, täre mui jäi bolihäri gauräìga-guëete jhure, nitya-lélä täre sphure, se jana bhakati-adhikäré “Anyone who simply chants the name of Çré Kåñëa Caitanya will immediately develop love of Godhead. I offer him all congratulations by saying, ‘Bravo!’ If anyone feels ecstasy and cries by simply hearing the transcendental qualities of Caitanya Mahäprabhu, he at once understands the eternal loving affairs between Radha and Kåñëa.”

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Songs & Verses (3) gauräìgera saìgi-gaëe, nitya-siddha kori’ mäne, se jäy brajendra-suta-päç çré-gauòa-maëòala-bhümi, jebä jäne cintämaëi, tära hoy braja-bhüme bäs “Anyone who has understood that the associates of Lord Caitanya are eternally liberated souls immediately becomes eligible to enter into the abode of Kåñëa, the son of Nanda Mahäräja in Våndävana, in his next birth. If anyone understands that there is no difference between Gauòa-maëòala, the place in West Bengal wherein Lord Caitanya had His pastimes, and the transcendental abode of Çré Våndävana-dhäma, then he actually lives in Våndävana.”

(4) gaura-prema-rasärëave, çe taraìge jebä òube, se rädhä-mädhava-antaraìga gåhe bä vanete thäke, ‘hä gauräìga’ bo’le òäke, narottama mäge tära saìga “Anyone who takes pleasure sporting within the waves of the ocean of Lord Caitanya’s distribution of love of God immediately becomes a confidential devotee of Çré Çré RädhäMädhava. It does not matter whether such a devotee is in the renounced order of life or whether he is a householder. If he is actually taking part in Lord Caitanya’s saìkértana activities and actually understanding what it is, then such a person is always liberated. Narottama däsa aspires for his association.”

oà ajïäna-timirändhasya jïänäïjana-çaläkayä cakñur unmélitaà yena tasmai çré-gurave namaù

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Sri Caitanya-caritamrta “I was born in the darkest ignorance, and my spiritual master opened my eyes with the torch of knowledge. I offer my respectful obeisances unto him.” (Çré Prema-bhakti-candrika, Çréla Narottama däsa Öhäkura)

çré-caitanya-mano-’bhéñöaà sthäpitaà yena bhü-tale svayaà rüpaù kadä mahyaà dadäti sva-padäntikam “When will Çréla Rüpa Gosvämé Prabhupäda, who has established within this material world the mission to fulfill the desire of Lord Caitanya, give me shelter under his lotus feet?” (Çré Prema-bhakti-candrika, Çréla Narottama däsa Öhäkura) vande ‘haà çré-guroù çré-yuta-pada-kamalaà çré-gurün vaiñëaväàç ca çré-rüpaà sägrajätaà saha-gaëa-raghunäthänvitaà taà sa-jévam sädvaitaà sävadhütaà parijana-sahitaà kåñëa-caitanya-devaà çré-rädhä-kåñëa-pädän saha-gaëa-lalitä-çré-viçäkhänvitäàç ca “I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master and unto the feet of all Vaiñëavas. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of Çréla Rüpa Gosvämé along with his elder brother Sanätana Gosvämé, as well as Raghunätha Däsa and Raghunätha Bhaööa, Gopäla Bhaööa, and Çréla Jéva Gosvämé. I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Kåñëa Caitanya and Lord Nityänanda along with Advaita Äcärya, Gadädhara, Çréväsa, and other associates. I offer my respectful obeisances to Çrématé Rädhäräëé and Çré Kåñëa along with Their associates Çré Lalitä and Viçäkhä.” (Caitanya-caritämåta, Antya-lélä 2.1)

he kåñëa karuëä-sindho déna-bandho jagat-pate

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Songs & Verses gopeça gopikä-känta rädhä-känta namo ‘stu te “O my dear Kåñëa, You are the friend of the distressed and the source of creation. You are the master of the gopés and the lover of Rädhäräëé. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.”

tapta-käïcana-gauräìgi rädhe våndävaneçvari våñabhänu-sute devi praëamämi hari-priye “I offer my respects to Rädhäräëé, whose bodily complexion is like molten gold and who is the Queen of Våndävana. You are the daughter of King Våñabhänu, and You are very dear to Lord Kåñëa.”

väïchä-kalpatarubhyaç ca kåpä-sindhubhya eva ca patitänäà pävanebhyo vaiñëavebhyo namo namaù “I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaiñëava devotees of the Lord. They can fulfill the desires of everyone, just like desire trees, and they are full of compassion for the fallen souls.”

namo mahä-vadänyäya kåñëa-prema-pradäya te kåñëäya kåñëa-caitanyanämne gaura-tviñe namaù “O most munificent incarnation! You are Kåñëa Himself appearing as Çré Kåñëa Caitanya Mahäprabhu. You have

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Sri Caitanya-caritamrta assumed the golden colour of Çrématé Rädhäräëé, and You are widely distributing pure love of Kåñëa. We offer our respectful obeisances unto You.” (Caitanya-caritämåta, Madhya-lélä 19.53)

yad advaitaà brahmopaniñadi tad apy asya tanu-bhä ya ätmäntar-yämé puruña iti so ’syäàça-vibhavaù ñaò-aiçvaryaiù pürëo ya iha bhagavän sa svayam ayaà na caitanyät krñëäj jagati para-tattvaà param iha “What the Upaniñads describe as the impersonal Brahman is but the effulgence of His body, and the Lord known as the Supersoul is but His localised plenary portion. Lord Caitanya is the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Kåñëa Himself, full with six opulences. He is the Absolute Truth, and no other truth is greater than or equal to Him.” (Caitanya-caritämåta, ädi-lélä 1.3)

rädhä kåñëa-praëaya-vikåtir hlädiné çaktir asmäd ekätmänäv api bhuvi purä deha-bhedaà gatau tau caitanyäkhyaà prakaöam adhunä tad-dvayaà caikyam äptaà rädhä-bhäva-dyuti-suvalitaà naumi kåñëa-svarüpam “The loving affairs of Çré Rädhä and Çré Kåñëa are transcendental manifestations of the Lord’s internal pleasuregiving potency. Although Rädhä and Kåñëa are one in Their identity, They separated Themselves eternally. Now these two transcendental identities have again united, in the form of Çré Kåñëa Caitanya. I bow down to Him, who has manifested Himself with the sentiment and complexion of Çrématé Rädhäräëé although He is Kåñëa Himself.” (Caitanya-caritämåta, ädi-lélä 1.5)

ciräd adattaà nija-gupta-vittaà sva-prema-nämämåtam aty-udäraù

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Songs & Verses ä-pämaraà yo vitatära gauraù kåñëo janebhyas tam ahaà prapadye “The most munificent Supreme Personality of Godhead, known as Gaurakåñëa, distributed to everyone, even the lowest of men, His own confidential treasury in the form of the nectar of love of Himself and the holy name. This was never given to the people at any time before. I therefore offer my respectful obeisances unto Him.” (Caitanya-caritämåta, Madhya-lélä 23.1)

gauraù sac-caritämåtämåta-nidhiù gauraà sadaiva-stuve gaureëa prathitaà rahasya-bhajanaà gauräya sarvaà dade gaurädasti kåpälu-ratra na paro gaurasya bhrityo bhavaà gaure gauravamäcarämi bhagavan gaura-prabho rakña mäm “I pray to Çrémän Gauräìga Mahäprabhu whose ecstatic transcendental pastimes are like a river of nectar. Gaura has given the path of confidential devotional service. I will completely surrender to Gaura. Is there anyone more merciful than Gaura? I will become a servant of Gaura. I shall preach the glories of Gaura. May my Lord Gaura protect me.” (Gauräìga-virudävalé by Çréla Raghunandan Gosvämé)

mädhuryaiù-madhubhiù sugambhi-bhajana svarëam bhujänäà vanam käruëyämåta nirjharair upacitah sat-prema hemacälaù bhaktämbodhara dharaëé vijayané niskampa-sampävalé daivo na kula-daivatäà vijayatäà caitanya-kåñëa-hariù “I worship the golden hued Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu Who is absorbed in the enchanting mellows of madhurya rasa. May the transcendental love of Kåñëa that Mahäprabhu is distributing, pour down on this earth like a waterfall of nectar. All glories to that Çré Kåñëa Caitanya Mahäprabhu.” (Gauräìga-virudävalé by Çréla Raghunandan Gosvämé)

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Sri Caitanya-caritamrta äjänu-lambita-bhujau kanakäva-dätau saìkértanaika-pitarau kamaläya-täksau visvambharau dvija-barau yuga-dharma-pälau vande jagat-priya-karau karuëävatärau “I worship Their Lordships Çré Caitanya Mahäprabhu and Nityänanda Prabhu whose long arms extend down to Their knees, whose beautiful complexions are radiant yellow like molten gold and whose elongated eyes are like red lotuses. They are the topmost brähmaëas, the guardians of religious principles for this age, the most munificent benefactors of all living entities, and the most compassionate incarnations of Godhead. They initiated the congregational chanting of the names of Lord Kåñëa.” (Caitanya-bhägavata, ädi-khaëòa 1.1)

anarpita-caréà cirät karuëayävatérëaù kalau samarpayitum unnatojjvala-rasäà sva-bhakti-çriyam hariù puraöa-sundara-dyuti-kadamba-sandépitaù sadä hådaya-kandare sphuratu vaù çacé-nandanaù “May that Lord, who is known as the son of Çrématé Çacédevé, be transcendentally situated in the innermost chambers of your heart. Resplendent with the radiance of molten gold, He has appeared in the age of Kali by His causeless mercy to bestow what no incarnation ever offered before: the most sublime and radiant spiritual knowledge of the mellow taste of His service.” (Vidagdha-mädhava 1.2)

çré-kåñëa-caitanyadeva rati-mati bhave bhaja prema-kalpa-taru-bara-dätä çré-vraja-räja-nandana rädhikä-jévana-dhana aparüpa ei saba kathä “O brother, always worship Çré Kåñëa Caitanyadeva who is the great philanthropist giving away the treasure of the desire

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Songs & Verses tree of pure love for Kåñëa. This Lord Caitanya is actually Lord Kåñëa, the prince of Vraja and the life of Çrématé Rädhäräëé. Descriptions of Him are spiritual sounds. They are not at all material.” (Prema-bhakti-candrikä, 10.12)

navadvépe avatari’ rädhä-bhäva aìgékari’ täìra känti aìgera bhüñaëa tina väïchä abhiläñé’ çacé-garbhe parakäçi’ saìge laïä pariñada-gaëa “Lord Kåñëa desired to appear in Navadvépa to understand the intense love Çrématé Rädhäräëé felt for Him, and accept Her golden complexion as His bodily ornament. In order to fulfill these three desires, the Lord appeared in Çacédevé’s womb. When the Lord appeared like this in the material world, all His associates followed Him, and also appeared in the world.” (Prema-bhakti-candrikä, 10.13)

gaura-hari avatari ‘premera vädara kari’ sädhilä manera tina käja rädhikära präëa-pati kivä bhäve käìde niti ihä bujhe bhakata-samäja “The Lord appeared in the golden form of Lord Caitanya, and preached the message of pure love for Kåñëa. In this way He fulfilled the three desires in His mind. Only the devotees are able to understand in what a wonderful way Kåñëa, who is the Lord of Çrématé Rädhäräëé’s life, continually cried in ecstatic love of God.” (Prema-bhakti-candrikä, 10.14)

uttama adhama kichu na bächila yäciyä dilaka kola kahe premänanda emana gauräìga hådaye dhariyä bola bhaja gauräìga kaha gauräìga laha gauräìga näma (re) ye jana gauräìga bhaje sei haya ämära präëa (re)

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Sri Caitanya-caritamrta “Never discriminating who was a fit candidate, elevated or degraded, the son of mother Çacé magnanimously accepts one and all onto His lap in a loving embrace crying; ‘Come to My fold, come to My fold!’ The poet Premänanda Däsa begs you all to constantly chant the sweet name of Kåñëa while holding tightly to that son of mother Çacé in the innermost core of your heart. Worship Gauräìga! Speak about Gauräìga! Oh please take to gaura-näma! Whoever worships Gauräìga is my life and soul.” (by Premänanda Däsa)

yasyaiva pädämbuja-bhakti-läbhyaù premäbhidhänaù paramaù pum-arthaù tasmai jagan-maìgala-maìgaläya caitanya-candräya namo namas te “O Lord Caitanyacandra, by devotedly serving Your lotus feet one can attain the pure love for Lord Kåñëa that is the ultimate goal of all endeavours. O Lord Caitanyacandra, O great auspiciousness of the world, I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.” (Çré Caitanya-candrämåta, text 9)

änanda-lélä-maya-vigrahäya hemäbha-divyac-chavi-sundaräya tasmai mahä-prema-rasa-pradäya caitanya-candräya namo namas te “O Lord Caitanyacandra, O Lord whose form is full of blissful pastimes, O Lord whose complexion is as splendid as gold, O Lord who gives in charity the nectar of pure love for Lord Kåñëa. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You.” (Çré Caitanya-candrämåta, text 11)

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Songs & Verses yan näptaà karma-niñöhair na ca samadhi-gataà yat tapo dhyäna-yogair vairägyais tyäga-tattva-stutibhir api na yat tarkitaà cäpi kaiçcit govinda-prema-bhäjäm api na ca kalitaà yad rahasyaà svayaà tan nämnaiva präduräséd avatarati pare yatra taà naumi gauram “Not attainable by the faithful performers of pious deeds, not understood by those engaged in austerity, meditation, and yoga, not guessed by those absorbed in detachment, renunciation of the fruits of work, philosophical speculation or recitation of prayers, and unknown even to the devotees full of love for Lord Govinda, the secret of pure devotional service has been revealed by the holy name during Lord Gaura’s advent. Let me glorify that Lord Gaura.” (Çré Caitanya-candrämåta, text 3)

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additional verses quoted before

Srimad-Bhagavatam

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(Additional verses in glorification of the Çrémad-Bhägavatam quoted by Çré Çrémad Gour Govinda Swami Mahäräja during his introductory discourses when he travelled outside of India.)

sabe puruñärtha ‘bhakti’ bhägavate haya ‘premarüpa bhägavata’ cärivede kaya cäri veda-dadhi bhagavata mathilenn çuke-khäilenu parikñita “Çrémad-Bhägavatam speaks of the highest goal of life, devotional service, divine love of Kåñëa. According to all the Vedas Çrémad-Bhägavatam is the very form of divine love. The four Vedas are like yogurt, but the Çrémad-Bhägavatam is like butter. The churner of this butter is Çukadeva Gosvämé, and the eater of this butter is Parékñita Mahäräja.” (Çré Caitanya-bhägavata, Madhya-khaëòa 22.15-l6)

kåñëa-tulya bhägavata vibhu, sarväçraya prati-çloke prati-akñare nänä artha kaya

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Songs & Verses “Çrémad-Bhägavatam is as great as Kåñëa Himself, the Supreme Lord and the shelter of everything. In each and every verse and syllable of Çrémad-Bhägavatam, there are multifaceted meanings, for it is as infinite as Kåñëa.” (Çré Caitanya-caritämåta, Madhya-lélä 24.318)

bhägavata, tuläsé gaìgäya, bhaktajane caturdhä vigraha kåñëa ei cäri sane “Wherever Çrémad-Bhägavatam, Tuläsé-devé, the Ganges, and the devotees are found, Kåñëa is always present.” (Çré Caitanya-bhägavata, Madhya-khaëòa 22.81)

ädi-madhya-äntye bhägavate ei kaya viñëu-bhakti nityasiddha akñaya avyaya “In the beginning, middle, and end, the Çrémad-Bhägavatam speaks only of devotional service to Kåñëa. As such, this literature is eternally perfect, infallible, and infinite, because it contains all truths pertaining to the infinite.” (Çré Caitanya-bhägavata, Antya-khaëòa 3.506)

bhägavata-çästre se bhaktir tattva kahe teïi bhägavata-sama kona çästra nahe “Since the Çrémad-Bhägavatam speaks exclusively of the truths of pure devotional service, it is unparalleled among the çästras. No other scripture can compare with ÇrémadBhägavatam.” (Çré Caitanya-bhägavata, Antya-khaëòa 3.509)

premamaya bhägavata kåñëera çré aìga tähäte kahena yata gopya kåñëeraìga

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Additional Verses - Srimad-Bhagavatam “The Çrémad-Bhägavatam is full of kåñëa-prema. It is a part of Kåñëa Himself, for it describes Kåñëa’s confidential pastimes.” (Çré Caitanya-bhägavata, Antya-khaëòa 3.516)

mäyä-mugdha jévera nähi svataù kåñëa-jïäna jévere kåpäya kailä kåñëa veda-puräëa “The conditioned soul cannot revive his Kåñëa consciousness by his own effort. But out of causeless mercy, Lord Kåñëa compiled the Vedic literature and its supplements, the Puräëas.” (Çré Caitanya-bhägavata, Madhya-khaëòa 20.122)

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Songs & Verses In Glorification of

Srimad-Bhagavatam and Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

śrīmad-bhāgavataṁ purāṇam amalaṁ yad vaiṣṇavānāṁ priyaṁ yasmin pāramahaṁsyam ekam amalaṁ jñānaṁ paraṁ gīyate tatra jñāna-virāga-bhakti-sahitaṁ naiṣkarmyam āviṣkṛtaṁ tac chṛṇvan su-paṭhan vicāraṇa-paro bhaktyā vimucyen naraḥ Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam is the spotless Purāṇa. It is most dear to the Vaiṣṇavas because it describes the pure and supreme knowledge of the paramahaṁsas. This Bhāgavatam reveals the means for becoming free from all material work, together with the processes of transcendental knowledge, renunciation and devotion. Anyone who seriously tries to understand Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam, who properly hears and chants it with devotion, becomes completely liberated. — Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam 12.13.18

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Songs & Verses  

This booklet contains the songs and verses in glorification of Srimad-Bhagavatam and Sri Caitanya-caritamrta that Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Sw...

Songs & Verses  

This booklet contains the songs and verses in glorification of Srimad-Bhagavatam and Sri Caitanya-caritamrta that Sri Srimad Gour Govinda Sw...

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