Gaura Arati

Gaura-arati
(from Gitavali)



(1)
(kiba) jaya jaya goracander aratiko sobha
jahnavi-taöa-vane jaga-mana-lobha
jaga-jana-mana-lobha

(First Refrain)
gauranger arotik sobha
jaga-jana-mana-lobha


All glories, all glories to the beautiful arati ceremony of Lord Caitanya. This Gaura-arati is taking place in a grove on the banks of the Jahnavi [Ganges] and is attracting the minds of all living entities in the universe.


2)
dakhiëe nitaicand, bame gadadhara
nikaöe adwaita, srinivasa chatra-dhara

On Lord Caitanya’s right side is Lord Nityananda, and on His left is Sri Gadadhara. Nearby stands Sri Advaita, and Srivasa Öhakura is holding an umbrella over Lord Caitanya’s head.

3)
bosiyache goracand ratna-simhasane
arati koren brahma-adi deva-gaëe

Lord Caitanya has sat down on a jeweled throne, and the demigods, headed by Lord Brahma, perform the arati ceremony.

(4)
narahari-adi kori’ camara dhulaya
sanjaya-mukunda-basu-ghoñ-adi gaya

Narahari Sarakara and other associates of Lord Caitanya fan Him with camaras, and devotees headed by Sanjaya Paëòita, Mukunda Datta, and Vasu Ghoña sing sweet kirtana.

(5)
sankha baje ghaëöa baje baje karatala
madhura mådanga baje parama rasala
(Second Refrain)
sankha baje ghaëöa baje
madhur madhur madhur baje

Conchshells, bells, and karatalas resound, and the mrdangas play very sweetly. This kirtana music is supremely sweet and relishable to hear.

(6)
bahu-koöi candra jini’ vadana ujjvala
gala-dese bana-mala kore jhalamala

The brilliance of Lord Caitanya’s face conquers millions upon millions of moons, and the garland of forest flowers around His neck shines.

(7)
siva-suka-narada preme gada-gada
bhakativinoda dekhe gorara sampada

Lord Siva, Sukadeva Gosvami, and Narada Muni are all there, and their voices are choked with the ecstasy of transcendental love. Thus Öhakura Bhaktivinoda envisions the glory of Lord Sri Caitanya.