Srila Gurudev, Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj, sings Sri Nama Kirttana in 2006 at the Vaishnava Festival in Lahta, Russia. Listen to the song…
Jashomati Nandana.mp3 (5 minutes, 4.9 MB)
This is the song we sing at morning and noon arotiks in the temples at Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math in India and here at the temples in San Jose and Santa Cruz.
by Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur
( 1 )
yashomati-nandana braja-baro nagara, gokula-ranjana kana
gopi-parana-dhana madana manohara, kaliya-damana-vidhana
Sri Krishna is the beloved son of Yasodamayi, the transcendental lover of the land
of Vraja and the delight of Gokula. One of His nicknames is Kana. He is the life and
soul of the gopis. He is the enchanter of Cupid and the conqueror of the Kaliya serpent.
( 2 )
amala harinam amiya-vilasa
vipina-purandara navina nagara-bora, bamsi-badana suvasa
The Holy Names of Krisha are spotless and full of sweetness and beauty. Krishna
is the king of the forest of Vrindavan. He is the ever-fresh youth, an excellent dresser,
and the best of lovers. He always plays sweet melodies upon His flute.
( 3 )
braja-jana-palana asura-kula-nasana, nanda-godhana rakhoyala
govinda madhava navanita-taskara, sundara nanda-gopala
Krishna is the guardian of all who live in Vrindavan, and the destroyer of demons.
He tends the cows and is known as Govinda, for He delights the cows, the earthly and the spiritual
senses. He is Madhava, the husband of the goddess of fortune. Krishna, the beautiful
cowherd boy of Nanda Maharaj, loves to steal butter.
( 4 )
yamuna-tata-cara gopi-basana-hara, rasa-rasika krpamoya
Sri-radha-vallabha vrindavana-natabara, bhakativinod-asraya
Wandering on the banks of the Yamuna River, Krishna stole the garments of the
gopis while they were bathing. He enjoys the mellows of the rasa dance. He is the
most merciful, beloved lover of Srimati Radharani. He is the great dancer of
Vrindavan, and the supreme shelter of Srila Bhaktivinod Thakura.