The mood of kirtan – Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

Kirtan

The mood of kirtan – Quoted by Indradyumna Swami

  1. aju gora nagara-kirtane

sajiya calaye priya parikara sane

“Surrounded by His dear devotees, Lord Gaura performs sankirtana in the city.”

  1. angera su-besha bhala shobhe

nace nana bhangite bhubana-mana mohe

“His well-dressed form is glorious. Dancing in many graceful ways, He charms the hearts of everyone in the world.”

  1. prema barishaye anibara

bahaye ananda-nadi nadiya majhara

“He continuously showers the bliss of ecstatic spiritual love. He makes a river of spiritual bliss flow in Nadiya.”

  1. deba-gana misha-i manushe

barishe kusuma kata manera harishe

“The demigods stay amongst the human beings. Their hearts are joyful. How many monsoons of flowers do they shower?”

  1. nagariya loka saba dhaya

manera manase goracanda guna gaya

“The people run to greet Him. With all their hearts they sing Lord Gaura’s glories.”

  1. mudha-gana shuni simha-nada

ha-iya birasa mana ganaye pramada

“Some bewildered people, their hearts withered by fear, think the tumultuous kirtan is a host of lions roaring.”

  1. lakhe lakhe dipa jwale bhala

upama ki abani gagana kare alo

“Millions and millions of glistening lamps shine. With what shall I compare the light that fills the ground and sky?”

  1. narahari kahite ki jane

matila jagata ke-u dhairaja na mane

“What shall Narahari say? He does not know. The whole world has become wild with bliss. No one is peaceful at heart.”

[Kamoda-raga, Song 24, by Narahari das. Translated by Kusakrata Dasa]

Quoted by Indradyumna Swami in his diary around December 1-30, 2008 – To see original entry please click here.

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