Recorded in April of 1996 at Harinama Studio, Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Musicians: Danavir Goswami---lead vocals, mridunga drum, harmonium, karatalas (hand cymbols), tamboura Gurupadma dasa---mridunga drum Gangadhara dasa---harmonium Bhakta Erick & Bhaktin Inge van Dijk---bakcing vocals Engineered, recorded in analog, produced & mastered digitally by Gaurnaga dasa Brahmacari & Bhakta Voykan. Mantra Records. All rights reserved. Duplication prohibited. His Holiness Danavir Goswami, a direct disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, is a world known teacher of bhakti-yoga, the inaugurator of the Bhakta Program Institute, the Rupanuga Vedic College and a Vedic musician. On this 'Vaisnava Bhajanas' album, Danavir Goswami performs his favorite devotional songs written by legendary devotees of Krishna such as Srila Narottama dasa Thakura, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura, Srila Jayadeva Goswami and others. Vaisnava Bhajanas His Holiness Danavir Goswami 1. Obeisances (Pranamas)10:55 2. Prayers to the Spiritual ________Master (Sri-guru-vandana)5:45 3. A Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Sri Gauranga 2:14 4. Chanting the Holy Names (Yasomati Nandana)4:59 5. Spiritual Request from the Lord (Ista-deve _________Vijnapti)3:06 6. Seven Temples of Vrndavana 5:59 7. In Great Ecstasy Shout the Name of Hari (Haraye ________namah)3:34 8. The Ten Divine Incarnations 6:34 9. A Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Sri Gauranga (Version ________2)2:44 10. Ceremony of the Bells (Gaura Arati)5:45 TRACK 1: Obeisances (Pranamas) om ajnana-timirandhasya jnananjana-salakaya caksur unmilitam yena tasmai sri-gurave namah 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. Sri-caitanya-mano 'bhistam sthapitam yena bhutale svayam rupah kada mahyam dadati sva-padantikam When will Srila Rupa Gosvami Prabhupada, who has estabished within this material world the mission to fulfill the desire of Lord Caitanya, give me shelter under his lotus feet? vande 'ham sri-guroh sri-yuta-pada-kamalam sri-gurun vaisnavams ca sri-rupam sagrajatam saha-gana-raghunathanvitam tam sa jivam sadvaitam savadhutam parijana-sahitam krsna-caitanya-devam sri-radha-krsna-padan saha-gana-lalita- sri-visakhanvitams ca I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of my spiritual master and of all the other preceptors on the path of devotional service. I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaisnavas and unto the six Gosvamis,including Srila Rupa Gosvami, Srila Sanatana Gosvami, Raghunatha dasa Gosvami, Jiva Gosvami, and their associates. I offer my respectful obeisances unto Advaita Acarya Prabhu, Sri Nityananda Prabhu, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu, and all His devotees, headed by Srivasa Thakura. I then offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of Lord Krsna, Srimati Radharani, and all the gopis, headed by Lalita and Visakha. Nama om visnu-padaya krsna-presthaya bhu-tale srimate bhaktivedanta-svamin iti namine namas te sarasvate deve gaura-vani-pracarine nirvisesa-sunyavadi-pascatya-desa-tarine I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who is very dear to Lord Krsna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet. Our respectful obeisances are unto you, O spiritual master, servant of Sarasvati Gosvami. You are kindly preaching the message of Lord Caitanyadeva and delivering the Western countries which are filled with impersonalism and voidism. Nama om visnu-padaya krsna-presthaya bhu-tale srimate bhaktisiddhanta-sarasvatiti namine sri-varsabhanavi-devi-dayitaya krpabdhaye krsna-sambandha-vijnana-dayine prabhave namah madhuryojjvala-premadhya-sri-rupanuga-bhaktida sri-gaura-karuna-sakti-vigrahaya namo 'stu te namas te gaura-vani-sri-murtaye dina-tarine rupanuga-viruddhapasiddhanta-dhvanta-harine I offer my respectful obeisances unto His Divine Grace Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati, who is very dear to Lord Krsna, having taken shelter at His lotus feet. I offer my respectful obeisances to Sri Varsabhanavi-devi-dayita dasa [another name of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati], who is favored by Srimati Radharani and who is the ocean of transcendental mercy and the deliverer of the science of Krsna. I offer my respectful obeisances unto you, the personified energy of Sri Caitanya's mercy, who deliver devotional service which is enriched with conjugal love of Radha and Krsna, coming exactly in the line of revelation of Srila Rupa Gosvami. I offer my respectful obeisances unto you, who are the personified teachings of Lord Caitanya. You are the deliverer of the fallen souls. You do not tolerate any statement which is against the teachings of devotional service enunciated by Srila Rupa Gosvami namo gaura-kisoraya saksad-vairagya-murtaye vipralambha-rasambhode padambujaya te namah I offer my respectful obeisances unto Gaura-kisora dasa Babaji Maharaja [the spiritual master of Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati], who is renunciation personified. He is always merged in a feeling of separation and intense love of Krsna. Namo bhaktivinodaya sac-cid-ananda-namine gaura-sakti-svarupaya rupanuga-varaya te I offer my respectful obeisances unto Saccidananda Bhaktivinoda, who is transcendental energy of Caitanya Mahaprabhu. He is a strict follower of the Gosvamis, headed by Srila Rupa. Gauravirbhava-bhumes tvam nirdesta saj-jana-priyah vaisnava-sarvabhaumah sri-jagannathaya te namah I offer my respectful obeisances to Jagannatha dasa Babaji, who is respected by the entire Vaisnava community and who discovered the place where Lord Caitanya appeared. Vancha-kalpatarubhyas ca krpa-sindhubhya eva ca patitanam pavanebhyo vaisnavebhyo namo namah I offer my respectful obeisances unto all the Vaisnava devotees of the Lord. They are just like desire trees who can fulfill the desires of everyone, and they are full of compassion for the fallen conditioned souls. Panca-tattvatmakam krsnam bhakta-rupa-svarupakam bhaktavataram bhaktakhyam namami bhakta-saktikam I offer my obeisances unto the Supreme Lord, Krsna, who is nondifferent from His features as a devotee, devotional incarnation, devotional manifestation, pure devotee, and devotional energy. Namo maha-vadanyaya krsna-prema-pradaya te krsnaya krsna-caitanya-namne gaura-tvise namah O most munificent incarnation! You are Krsna Himself appearing as Sri Krsna Caitanya Mahaprabhu. You have assumed the golden color of Srimati Radharani, and You are widely distributing pure love of Krsna. We offer our respectful obeisances unto You. He krsna karuna-sindho dina-bandho jagat-pate gopesa gopika-kanta radha-kanta namo 'stu te O my dear Krsna, ocean of mercy, You are the friend of the distressed and the source of creation. You are the master of the cowherdmen and the lover of the gopis, especially Radharani. I offer my respectful obeisances unto You. Jayatam suratau pangor mama manda-mater gati mat-sarvasva-padambhojau radha-madana-mohanau Glory to the all-merciful Radha and Madana-mohana! I am lame and ill advised, yet They are my directors, and Their lotus feet are everything to me. divyad-vrndaranya-kalpa-drumadhah srimad-ratnagara-simhasana-sthau srimad-radha-srila-govinda-devau presthalibhih sevyamanau smarami In a temple of jewels in Vrndavana, underneath a desire tree, Sri Sri Radha-Govinda, served by Their most confidential associates, sit upon an effulgent throne. I offer my most humble obeisances unto Them. Sriman rasa-rasarambhi vamsi-vata-tata-sthitah karsan venu-svanair gopir gopinathah sriye 'stu nah Sri Srila Gopinatha, who originated the transcendental mellow of the rasa dance, stands on the shore in Vamsivata and attracts the attention of the cowherd damsels with the sound of His celebrated flute. May they all confer upon us their benediction. Tapta-kancana-gaurangi radhe vrndavanesvari vrsabhanu-sute devi pranamami hari-priye I offer my respects to Radharani, whose bodily complexion is like molten gold and who is the Queen of Vrndavana. You are the daughter of King Vrsabhanu, and You are very dear to Lord Krsna. (jaya) sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu nityananda I offer my obeisances unto Sri Krsna Caitanya, Nityananda Prabhu, Sri Advaita, Gadadhara, Srivasa, and all the followers of Lord Caitanya. Sri-advaita gadadhara srivasadi-gaura-bhakta-vrnda Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare The transcendental vibration established by the chanting of Hare Krsna, Hare Krsna, Krsna Krsna, Hare Hare/ Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare, is the sublime method for reviving our transcendental consciousness. The word Hare is the form of addressing the energy of the Lord, and the words Krsna and Rama are forms of addressing the Lord Himself. Krsna means the all-attractive and Rama means the supreme pleasure. No other means of spiritual realization is as effective in this age of quarrel and hypocrisy. TRACK 2: Prayers to the Spiritual Master (Sri-guru-vandana) By Srila Narottama dasa Thakura sri-guru-carana-padma, kevala bhakati-sadma, bando mui savadhana mate jahara prasade bhai, e bha va toriya jai, krsna-prapti hoy jaha hate The lotus feet of the spiritual master are the abode of pure devotional service. I bow down to those lotus feet with great care and attention. My dear brother (my dear mind)! It is through the grace of the spiritual master that we cross over this material existence and obtain Krsna. Guru-mukha-padma-vakya, cittete koriya aikya, ar na koriho mane asa sri-guru-carane rati, ei se uttama gati, je prasade pure sarva asa Make the teachings from the lotus mouth of the spiritual master one with your heart, and do not desire anything else. Attachment to the lotus feet of the spiritual master is the best means of spiritual advancement. By his mercy all desires for spiritual perfection are fulfilled. Cakhu-dan dilo jei, janme janme prabhu sei, divya jnan hrde prokasito prema-bhakti jaha hoite, avidya vinasa jate, vede gay jahara carito He who has given me the gift of transcendental vision is my lord birth after birth. By his mercy, divine knowledge is revealed within the heart, bestowing prema-bhakti and destroying ignorance. The Vedic scriptures sing of his character. Sri-guru karuna-sindhu, adhama janara bandbu, lokanath lokera jivana ha ha prabhu koro doya, deho more pada-chaya, ebe jasa ghusuk tribhuvana O spiritual master, ocean of mercy and friend of the fallen souls, you are the teacher of everyone and the life of all people. O master! Be merciful unto me and give me the shade of your lotus feet. May your glories now be proclaimed throughout the three worlds. TRACK 3: A Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Sri Gauranga (Savarana-sri-gaura-pada-padme) By Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura (1) sri-krsna-caitanya prabhu doya koro more toma bina ke doyalu jagat-samsare My dear Lord Caitanya, please be merciful to me, because who can be more merciful than Your Lordship within these three worlds? (2) patita-pavana-hetu tava avatara mo sama patita prabhu na paibe ara 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) ha ha prabhu nityananda, premananda sukhi krpabalokana koro ami boro duhkhi My dear Lord Nityananda, 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) doya koro sita-pati adwaita gosai tava krpa-bale pai caitanya-nitai My dear Advaita Prabhu, husband of Sita, You are so kind. Please be merciful to me. If You are kind to me, naturally Lord Caitanya and Nityananda will also be kind to me. (5) ha ha swarup, sanatana, rupa, raghunatha bhatta-juga, sri-jiva ha prabhu lokanatha O Svarupa Damodara, personal secretary of Lord Caitanya, O six Gosvamis O Sri Rupa Gosvami, Sri Sanatana Gosvami, Sri Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami, Sri Gopala Bhatta Gosvami, Sri Jiva Gosvami, and Sri Raghunatha dasa Gosvami! O Lokanatha Gosvami, my beloved spiritual master! Narottama dasa also prays for your mercy. (6) doya koro sri-acarya prabhu srinivasa ramacandra-sanga mage narottama-dasa O Srinivasa Acarya, successor to the six Gosvamis! Please be merciful to me.Narottama dasa always desires the company of Ramacandra Cakravarti. TRACK 4: Chanting of the Holy Names, (Yasomati Nandana) By Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1) yasomati-nandana, braja-baro-nagara, gokula-ranjana kana gopi-parana-dhana, madana-manohara, kaliya-damana-vidhana Lord Krsna is the beloved son of mother Yasoda; the transcendental lover in the land of Vraja; the delight of Gokula; Kana [a nickname of Krsna]; the wealth of the lives of the gopis. He steals the mind of even Cupid and punishes the Kaliya serpent. (2) amala harinam amiya-vilasa vipina-purandara, navina nagara-bora, bamsi-badana suvasa These pure, holy names of Lord Hari are full of sweet, nectarean pastimes. Krsna is the Lord of the twelve forests of Vraja, He is ever-youthful and is the best of lovers. He is always playing on a flute, and He is an excellent dresser. (3) braja-jana-palana, asura-kula-nasana nanda-godhana-rakhowala govinda madhava, navanita-taskara, sundara nanda-gopala Krsna is the protector of the inhabitants of Vraja; the destroyer of various demoniac dynasties; the keeper and tender of Nanda Maharaja's cows; the giver of pleasure to the cows, land, and spiritual senses; the husband of the goddess of fortune; the butter thief; and the beautiful cowherd boy of Nanda Maharaja. (4) jamuna-tata-cara, gopi-basana-hara, rasa-rasika, krpamoya sri-radha-vallabha, brndabana-natabara, bhakativinod-asraya Krsna wanders along the banks of the River Yamuna. He stole the garments of the young damsels of Vraja who were bathing there. He delights in the mellows of the rasa dance; He is very merciful; the lover and beloved of Srimati Radharani; the great dancer of Vrndavana; and the shelter and only refuge of Thakura Bhaktivinoda. TRACK 5: Spiritual Request from the Lord (Ista-deve Vijnapti) By Srila Narottama dasa Thakura hari hari! ^#^biphale janama gonainu manusya-janama paiya, radha-krsna na bhajiya, janiya suniya bisa khainu O Lord Hari, I have wasted my life. Although I have taken this rare human birth, like a miser, I have not served Radha and Krsna, and thus I have knowingly drunk poison. Golokera prema-dhana, hari-nama-sankirtana, rati na janmilo kene taya samsara-bisanalediba-nisi hiya jvale judaite na koinu upaya The treasure of divine love in Goloka Vrndavana has descended as the congregational chanting of Lord Hari's holy names. Why did my attraction for that chanting never come about? Day and night my heart burns in the fire of the poison of worldliness, and I have not accepted the means for relieving it. brajendra-nandana yei, saci-suta hoilo sei, balarama hoilo nitai dina-hina yata chilo, hari-name uddharilo, tara saksi jagai madhai Lord Krsna, the son of the King of Vraja, became the son of Saci, and Balarama became Nitai. The holy name delivered all those souls who were lowly and wretched. The two sinners Jagai and Madhai are evidence of this. Ha ha prabhu nanda-suta, vrsabhanu-suta-yuta, karuna karoho ei-baro narottama-dasa kaya, na theliho ranga paya, toma bine ke ache amara O Lord Krsna, son of Nanda, accompanied by the daughter of Vrsabhanu, please be merciful to me now. Narottama dasa says, 'O Lord, please do not push me away from Your reddish lotus feet, for who is my beloved except for You?' TRACK 6: Seven Temples of Vrndavana (Jaya Radha-Krsna Giti) (1) jaya radha-govinda radha-govinda radhe (rupa goswamir prana-dhana he) All glories to Radha and Govinda, the treasure of Rupa Gosvami's heart! (2) jaya radha-madana-mohan radha-madana-mohan radhe (sanataner prana-dhana he) All glories to Radha and Madana-mohana, the treasure of Sanatana Gosvami's heart! (3) jaya radha-gopinatha radha-gopinatha radhe (madhu panditer prana-dhana he) All glories to Radha and Gopinatha, the treasure of Madhu Pandita's heart! (4) jaya radha-damodara radha-damodara radhe (jiv goswamir prana-dhana he) All glories to Radha and Damodara, the treasure of Jiva Gosvami's heart! (5) jaya radha-ramana radha-ramana radhe (gopal bhatter prana-dhana he) All glories to Radha-ramana, the treasure of Gopala Bhatta Gosvami's heart! (6) jaya radha-gokulananda radha-gokulananda radhe (viswanather prana-dhana he) All glories to Radha and Gokulananda, the treasure of Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura's heart! (7) jaya radha-giridhari radha-giridhari radhe (das goswamir prana-dhana he) All glories to Radha and Giridhari, the treasure of Raghunatha dasa Gosvami's heart! (8) jaya radha-syamasundar radha-syamasundar radhe (syamanander prana-dhana he) All glories to Radha and Syamasundara, the treasure of Syamananda Gosvami's heart! TRACK 7: 'In Great Ecstasy Shout the Name of Hari' By Srila Narottama dasa Thakura (1) hari haraye namah krsna yadavaya namah yadavaya madhavaya kesavaya namah O Lord Hari, O Lord Krsna, I offer my obeisances to You, who are known as Hari, Yadava, Madhava, and Kesava. (2) gopala govinda rama sri-madhusudana giridhari gopinatha madana-mohana O Gopala, Govinda, Rama, Sri Madhusudana, Giridhari Gopinatha, and Madana-mohana! (3) sri-caitanya-nityananda sri-advaita-sita hari guru vaisnaba bhagavata gita All glories to Sri Caitanya and Nityananda! All glories to Sri Advaita Acarya and His consort, Sri Sita Thakurani. All glories to Lord Hari, to the spiritual master, the Vaisnavas, Srimad-Bhagavatam, and Srimad Bhagavad-Gita. (4) sri-rupa sanatana bhatta-raghunatha sri-jiva gopala-bhatta dasa-raghunatha All glories to Sri Rupa Gosvami, Sanatana Gosvami, Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami, Sri Jiva Gosvami, Gopala Bhatta Gosvami, and Raghunatha dasa Gosvami. (5) ei chay gosair kori carana vandan jaha hoite bighna-nas abhista-puran I offer my obeisances to the feet of these six Gosvamis. By bowing to them, all obstacles to devotion are destroyed and all spiritual desires are fulfilled. (6) ei chay gosai jar-mui tar das ta-sabara pada-renu mora panca-gras I am the servant of that person who is a servant of these six Gosvamis. The dust of their lotus feet is my five kinds of foodstuffs. (7) tadera carana-sebi-bhakta-sane bas janame janame hoy ei abhilas This is my desire: that birth after birth I may live with those devotees who serve the lotus feet of these six Gosvamis. (8) ei chay gosai jabe braje koila bas radha-krsna-nitya-lila korila prakas When these six Gosvamis lived in Vraja they revealed the lost holy places and explained the eternal pastimes of Radha and Krsna. (9) anande bolo hari bhaja brndaban sri-guru-vaisnaba-pade majaiya man Just shout the names of Lord Hari in great ecstasy and worship the transcendental realm of Vrndavana while absorbing your mind in meditation upon the divine feet of the spiritual master and the Vaisnavas. (10) sri-guru-vaisnaba-pada-padma kori as narottama dasa kohe nama-sankirtana Desiring to serve the lotus feet of Sri Guru and the Vaisnavas, Narottama dasa sings this sankirtana of the holy names of Lord Hari. TRACK 8: The Ten Divine Incarnations (Sri Dasavatara-stotra) by Jayadeva Gosvami (1) pralaya-payodhi-jale dhrtavan asi vedam vihita-vahitra-caritram akhedam kesava dhrta-mina-sarira jaya jagadisa hare O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of a fish! All glories to You! You easily acted as a boat in the form of a giant fish just to give protection to the Vedas, which had become immersed in the turbulent sea of devastation. (2) ksitir iha vipulatare tisthati tava prsthe dharani-dharana-kina-cakra-garisthe kesava dhrta-kurma-sarira jaya jagadisa hare O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of a tortoise! All glories to You! In this incarnation as a divine tortoise the great Mandara Mountain rests upon Your gigantic back as a pivot for churning the ocean of milk. From holding up the huge mountain a large scarlike depression is put in Your back, which has become most glorious. (3) vasati dasana-sikhare dharani tava lagna sasini kalanka-kaleva nimagna kesava dhrta-sukara-rupa jaya jagadisa hare O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of a boar! All glories to You! The earth, which had become immersed in the Garbhodaka Ocean at the bottom of the universe, sits fixed upon the tip of Your tusk like a spot upon the moon. (4) tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-srngam dalita-hiranyakasipu-tanu-bhrngam kesava dhrta-narahari-rupa jaya jagadisa hare O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of half-man, half-lion! All glories to You! Just as one can easily crush a wasp between one's fingernails, so in the same way the body of the wasplike demon Hiranyakasipu has been ripped apart by the wonderful pointed nails on Your beautiful lotus hands. (5) chalayasi vikramane balim adbhuta-vamana pada-nakha-nira-janita-jana-pavana kesava dhrta-vamana-rupa jaya jagadisa hare O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of a dwarf-brahmana! All glories to You! O wonderful dwarf, by Your massive steps You deceive King Bali, and by the Ganges water that has emanated from the nails of Your lotus feet, You deliver all living beings within this world. (6) ksatriya-rudhira-maye jagad-apagata-papam snapayasi payasi samita-bhava-tapam kesava dhrta-bhrgupati-rupa jaya jagadisa hare O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of Bhrgupati [Parasurama]! All glories to You! At Kuruksetra You bathe the earth in the rivers of blood from the bodies of the demoniac ksatriyas that You have slain. The sins of the world are washed away by You, and because of You people are relieved from the blazing fire of material existence. (7) vitarasi diksu rane dik-pati-kamaniyam dasa-mukha-mauli-balim ramaniyam kesava dhrta-rama-sarira jaya jagadisa hare O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of Ramacandra! All glories to You! In the battle of Lanka You destroy the ten-headed demon Ravana and distribute his heads as a delightful offering to the presiding deities of the ten directions, headed by Indra. This action was long desired by all of them, who were much harassed by this monster. (8) vahasi vapusi visade vasanam jaladabham hala-hati-bhiti-milita-yamunabham kesava dhrta-haladhara-rupa jaya jagadisa hare O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of Balarama, the wielder of the plow! All glories to You! On Your brilliant white body You wear garments the color of a fresh blue rain cloud. These garments are colored like the beautiful dark hue of the River Yamuna, who feels great fear due to the striking of Your plowshare. (9) nindasi yajna-vidher ahaha sruti-jatam sadaya-hrdaya darsita-pasu-ghatam kesava dhrta-buddha-sarira jaya jagadisa hare O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of Buddha! All glories to You! O Buddha of compassionate heart, you decry the slaughtering of poor animals performed according to the rules of Vedic sacrifice. (10) mleccha-nivaha-nidhane kalayasi karavalam dhumaketum iva kim api karalam kesava dhrta-kalki-sarira jaya jagadisa hare O Kesava! O Lord of the universe! O Lord Hari, who have assumed the form of Kalki! All glories to You! You appear like a comet and carry a terrifying sword for bringing about the annihilation of the wicked barbarian men at the end of the Kali-yuga. TRACK 9: A Prayer to the Lotus Feet of Sri Gauranga [Second Version] (Savarana-sri-gaura-pada-padme) by Srila Narottama Dasa Thakura) (Lyrics same as Track 2) TRACK 10: Reception for Lord Caitanya (Gaura-arati) By Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakura (1) (kiba) jaya jaya goracander aratiko sobha jahnavi-tata-vane jaga-mana-lobha 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) dakhine nitaicand, bame gadadhara nikate 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 Thakura is holding an umbrella over Lord Caitanya's head. (3) bosiyache goracand ratna-simhasane arati koren brahma-adi deva-gane 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-ghos-adi gaya Narahari Sarakara and other associates of Lord Caitanya fan Him with camaras, and devotees headed by Sanjaya Pandita, Mukunda Datta, and Vasu Ghosa sing sweet kirtana. (5) sankha baje ghanta baje baje karatala madhura mrdanga baje parama rasala Conchshells, bells, and karatalas resound, and the mrdangas play very sweetly. This kirtana music is supremely sweet and relishable to hear. (6) bahu-koti 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 Thakura Bhaktivinoda envisions the glory of Lord Sri Caitanya. His Holiness Danavir Goswami (Dr. Dane Holtzman) was born in Los Angeles in1949. He studied sociology and economics at the University of California,Los Angeles (UCLA). While there he excelled in athletics and was selectedthe Most Valuable Player of 1970 (indoor volleyball) by the NationalCollegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) and won the international 2-manbeach volleyball tournament at Santa Cruz.On June 11, 1970, he met His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta SwamiPrabhupada and received initiation from him in February of 1971. Later thatyear, he was appointed temple president of the Portland, Oregon branch ofISKCON. Then he became the national sales manager for ISKCON's Spiritual SkyScented Products Company, until he was asked to institute the world's firstBhakta Program in October of 1974 at the Los Angeles temple. Under thedirection of Srila Prabhupada, Danavir Goswami proceeded to inaugurateBhakta Programs elsewhere in America, Europe, Africa, India, etc. Presentlythis comprehensive educational system for new devotees is standaraiotalk shows. He currently serves as inaugural president of Rupanuga VedicCollege (RVC) in Kansas City, Missouri.His literary works are as follows: Fortunate SoulsHis Divine GraceVedic CosmologyBright Side-The Ultimate System of Self-ImprovementBrain Gain-The Science of Celibacy and ChastityKrnna's Planet (Sri Garga-samhita, Canto 1, Part 1)Krnna Comes to Earth (Sri Garga-samhita, Canto 1, Part 2)Yogurt Thief (Sri Garga-samhita, Canto 1, Part 3)Entrie Vrndavana (Sri Garga-samhita, Canto 2, Part 1)Vraja Sports (Sri Garga-samhita, Canto 2, Part 2)RVC Prospectus Change of Heart (Co-author)If AttackediI'll Chant Hare Krishna (Co-author)Vedic Paradigm (Co-author)Diksa Diksa (Co-author)Poison Antidote (Co-author)Vaisnava Society Journal (12 volumes) (Co-author) Uttama Sloka (Editor)Pocket Temple Song Book (Editor)Commentaries-on 5th Canto Bhagavatam Cosmology (Editor)Puranic Cosmology, (Volume 1) (Editor)The Surya-siddhanta and Siddhanta-siromani (Editor)Bhu-gola Tattva- Science of the Round Earth (Editor) Vedic Cosmos (DVD)Change of Heart (DVD)Age of Kali (DVD).