Vaishnava Songbook

All the standard songs and other bhajans
composed by the vaishnav ācāryas and others,
arranged to the original melodies.

with chords and running translation

Version: 13 April 2006

By Album:


Album 1

Mahāmantra1
Prabhupāda Pranāti
Pancatattva mantra
Govinda Jaya Jaya
Gurv-ashthaka
Nrisimhadev
Govindam
S'ikshāshtaka
Gurupuja
Rādhā-Mādhava
Nārada Muni
Manah S'ikshā
Rādhikastava


Album 2

Caitanya Prabhu
Mahāmantra2
Bhajahū Re Mana
Arunod. /Jiv Jago
RādhāMādhava2
Mahāmantra3
Dāmodarāshthaka
Harī Haraye
Vibhāvarī S'esha
Gaurānga Karunā
Mahāmantra4


Album 3

Dālālera Gītā
Krishna-Murāri
Kabe Habe
Rādhikāshthakam
Rādhā-Krishna Bol
Mānasa Deho Geho
Gaura Ārati
Je Anilo
Vancha Kalpa
Sāvarana S'rī Gaura


Album 4

S'rīta Kamala
Ista Deve Vijnapti
S'rī S'rī Shadgosvāmī Ashthaka
Mahāmantra5
S'rī Nāma (Gorā Madhur)
Gurudev
S'uddha Bhakata


Album 5

Prasāda Sevāya
Lālasāmayi Prārthanā
Sakhī-vrinde Vijnapti
Vāsantī Rāsa
Mahāmantra6
Vrajarāja
Jaya Rādhe
S'rī Dasāvatāra Stotra
Ohe! Vaishnava Thhākur
Jagannātha Svāmi


Album 6

Jagannāthāshtakam
EkhonaBujhino
KrishnaJinakā &
Mahāmantra7
S'rī Nāma-kīrtana
S'rī Rūpa Manjari Pada
Sacī Tanyāshthakam
Mahāmantra 8
Āmi Jamunā Puline
Bhoga-ārati


Album 7

Durlabha Mānava
S'rī Godruma
Mahāmantra 9
Jaya Rādhe Jaya
Sarvasva Tomāra
Vande Krishna
Yugala Ārati &
Mahāmantra 10
S'rī S'achī Sutāshthakam


Album 8

Krishna Tava
Boro-Kripa
Yadi Gaura
Mahāmantra 11
S'rī Guru Paramparā
Parama Koruna
Ājńā Tahal




Alphabetical:

A-J

K-P

R-Z

ajnatahal
amijamunapuline
arunod.kirt.jivjago
bhajahuremana
bhogaarati
borokripa
caitanyaprabhu
dalaleragita
damodarastaka
dasavatara
durlabhamanava
ekhanobujhino
gaygora
gauraarati
gaurangakaruna
gaurangabolite
govindajayajaya
govindam
gurudev
gurupuja
gurvastaka
hariharaye
istadeve
jagannath
jagannathastakam
jayaradhe
jayaradhejaya
jeanilo
jivjago
kabehabe
kibajaya
krishnahoite
krishnajinika
krishnamurari
krishnatava
lalasamayi
mahamantra1
mahamantra2
mahamantra4
mahamantra5
mahamantra6
mahamantra8
mahamantra9
mahamantra 11
manahsiksa
manasadeho
mangalarti
naradamuni
navagaura
nrisimhadev
ohevaishnavathhakur
paramakoruna
pancatattva
prabhupadapranati
prasadasevaya
radhakrishnabol
radhamadhava
radhamadhava2
radhikastakam
radhikastava
sacitanyashtakam
sakhivrinde
sarvasvatomar
savaranasrigaura
siksastaka
srigodruma
sriguruparampara
srinama
srinamakirtana
srirupamanjari
srisachisutashthakam
srisrisadgosvami
sritakamala
suddhabhakata
vanchakalpa
vandekrishna
vasantirasa
vibhavarisesa
vrajaraja
yadigaura
yugalaarati

Arrangements of texts and chords by: Anand Aadhar Prabhu

site: http://bhagavata.org/

 


 

Album I




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Hare Krishna Mahāmantra I

Traditional


Intro
(F C F C Dm Am F C )

(FI, C)
HARE KRISHNA, HARE KRISHNA
(GI, C)
KRISHNA KRISHNA, HARE HARE
(Dm I, Am)
HARE RĀMA, HARE RĀMA,
(GIII, CII)
RĀMA RĀMA, HARE HARE
    R

 
(CI, C)
HARE KRISHNA, HARE KRISHNA
(FI, C)
KRISHNA KRISHNA, HARE HARE
(Dm I, Am)
HARE RĀMA, HARE RĀMA,
(GIII, CII)
RĀMA RĀMA, HARE HARE     R



(F Dm G Em Am F Dm6 G)
*

(FI, C)
HARE KRISHNA, HARE KRISHNA
(GI, C)
KRISHNA KRISHNA, HARE HARE
(DmI, Am)
HARE RĀMA, HARE RĀMA,
(GIII, CII)
RĀMA RĀMA, HARE HARE
    R

 
(FI, C)
HARE KRISHNA, HARE KRISHNA
(FI, C)
KRISHNA KRISHNA, HARE HARE
(DmI, Am)
HARE RĀMA, HARE RĀMA,
(GIII, CII)
RĀMA RĀMA, HARE HARE     R

Exit
(F C F C Dm Am F C )


 



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S'rila Prabhupāda Pranāti

Traditional

 

Intro:

(Db Ab Db F# Ab Db)

 

(Db AbI)
nama om vishnu-pādāya krishna-preshthāya bhū-tale
Our respects for him who at Vishnu's Feet, is dear to Krishna on earth,

(Db F# Db AbI Db)
s'rīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine     R
and whose grace is called Bhaktivedanta, Swami.

(Db AbI)
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vānī-pracārine
Our respect unto you servant of Sarasvatī, preaching Caitanya's message,

(Db F# Db G#mIDb)
nirves'esha-s'ūnyavādi-pās'cātya-des'a-tārine     R
delivering the West from impersonalism and voidism.



(Ebm Db Cdim Bbm Ab F# Ab Db)

*

(Db AbI)
nama om vishnu-pādāya krishna-preshthāya bhū-tale
Our respects for him who at Vishnu's Feet, is dear to Krishna on earth,

(Db F# Db AbI Db)
s'rīmate bhaktivedānta-svāmin iti nāmine     R
and whose grace is called Bhaktivedanta, Swami.

(Bbm Ebm Ab7 Bbm Fm BbmAb Bbm)
namas te sārasvate deve gaura-vānī-pracārine
Our respect unto you servant of Sarasvatī, preaching Caitanya's message,

(Ebm Ab7 Bbm /2e: Ebm Ab7 Db)
nirves'esha-s'ūnyavādi-pās'cātya-des'a-tārine     R
delivering the West from impersonalism and voidism.
Exit:
(Db Ab Db F# Ab Db)  




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Pańca-tattva-Mahāmantr
a

Traditional  

Intro:
Am G Am (4X)

(C)
S'rī Krishna Caitanya,
(FI)
Prabhu Nityānanda,
(Dm GII)
S'rī Advaita, Gadādhara, S'rī Vasādi,
(Em F C)
Gaur' Bhakta Vrinda.      R

var.
(C G I Dm)
S'rī Krishna Caitanya,
(C GI)
Prabhu Nityānanda,
(C GI)
S'rī Advaita, Gadādhara, S'rī Vasādi
(FI Am GI) 
Gaur' Bhakta Vrinda     R

Exit:
Am G Am (4X)
Om Namo Bhagavate Vāsudevāya 
(My respects for Vāsudeva, the Supreme Lord)

 



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Govinda Jaya Jaya

(traditional)

 

Intro:
(C Bdim Am G C G C Am F G)

(C G I Am)
Govinda jaya jaya, gopala jaya jaya      R
(GIIIAm)
Rādhā ramana hari govinda jaya jaya      R
(GIIIFIIIGIII)
Govinda jaya jaya, gopala jaya jaya      R
(GIIIFIIIGIII)
Govinda jaya jaya, gopala jaya jaya      R
(GIC)
Rādhā ramana hari govinda jaya jaya      R

(From the beginning tempo 2, to the end:)

(C G I Am)
Govinda jaya jaya, gopala jaya jaya
(GIIIAm)
Rādhā ramana hari govinda jaya jaya

Exit:
(C Bdim Am G C G C Am F G)


 


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S'rī S'rī Gurv-ashthaka

by: S'rila Vis'vanatha Cakravartī Thhākur

(Mangala Ārati)

'Early morning song'

 


Intro:
 (G F CIII F CII Dm Bb C F)

(1)

(F CI F)
samsāra-dāvānala-līdha-loka-
Man afflicted by the (forest) fire of existence,

(CI F) 
trānāya kārunya-ghanāghanatvam    R
to deliver by the mercy of the Cloudlike (Lord).

(F BbII CI Dm)
prāptasya kalyāna-gunārnavasya
He obtained the best qualities, an ocean,

(Bb C F) 
vande guroh s'rī-caranāravindam   R
to that teachers feet auspicious my respects.

 

(2)

(F CI F)
mahāpraboh kīrtana-nritya-gīta-
Mahāprabhu chants dancing, singing,

(CI F)
vāditra-mādyan-manaso rasena     R
while playing, a happy mind of the love.

(F BbII CI Dm)
romańca-kampās'ru-taranga-bhājo
Hairs on end, quivering, (streams of) tears of feeling,

(Bb C F)  
vande guroh s'rī-caranāravindam  R
to that teachers feet auspicious my respects.

 

(3)

(F)
s'rī-vigrahārādhana-nitya-nānā
The deities daily worshiped and different
,

(BbII CI F)
s'ringāra-tan-mandira-mārjanādau     R
the lordships beautiful, the temple clean.

(BbII CIDm)
yuktasya bhaktāms' ca niyuńjato'pi
Who engages his bhakta's and stays busy so,

(Bb C F) 
vande guroh s'rī-caranāravindam    R
to that teachers feet auspicious my respects.

(F G F)
vande guroh s'rī-caranāravindam
(BbII CI F)
vande guroh s'rī-caranaravindam    R

 

(4)

(F CI F)
catur-vidha-s'rī-bhagavat-prasāda
The four foodstuffs, holy, offered to Him,

(CI F) 
svādv-anna-triptān hari-bhakta-sanghān    R
of tasty dishes, Krishna, pleases each bhakta.

(F BbII CI Dm)
kritvaiva triptim bhajatah sadaiva
Having made thus happy, always feeling,

(Bb C F)
vande guroh s'rī caranāravindam     R
to that teachers feet auspicious my respects.

 

(5)

(F)
s'rī-rādhikā-mādhavayor apāra
Rādhārani, Mādhava unending,

(BbII CI F)
mādhurya-līlā guna-rupa-nāmnām    R
together play meaning, form to the name.

(BbIICIDm)
prati-kshanāsvādana-lolupasya
Who every moment aspires to relish that,

(Bb C F)
vande guroh s'rī caranāravindam    R
to that teachers feet auspicious my respects.

(F G F)
vande guroh s'rī caranāravindam
(BbII CI F)
vande guroh s'rī caranaravindam    R

 

(6)

(F)
nikuńja-yūno rati-keli-siddhyai
For the perfect of their playful lovetime,

(BbII CI F)
yā yālibhir yuktir apekshanīyā    R
whatever gopis arranged to what they like.

(BbII CI Dm)
tatrāti dākshyād ati-vallabhasya
So very expert and loved in that connection,

(Bb C F)  
vande guroh s'rī-caranāravindam  R
to that teachers feet auspicious my respects.

 

(7)

(F CIF)
sākshād-dharitvena samasta-s'āstrair
See the Lord His quality, all scripture,

(CIF)    
uktas tathā bhāvyata eva sadbhih   R
thus considered approved of by the saints.

(BbIICIDm)
kintu prabhor ya priya eva tasya
As to the Lord as dear surely to him,

(Bb C F)
vande guroh s'rī-caranāravindam    R
to that teachers feet auspicious my respects.

(8)

(F)
yasya prasādād bhagavat-prasādo
Of whose grace is found the Lord His mercy,

(BbII CI F) 
yasyāprasādān na gatih kuto 'pi   R
without his grace no progress at all.

(BbII CI Dm)
dhyāyan stuvams tasya yas'as tri-sandhyam
Reflect on, praise, his glory three times a day

(Bb C F) 
vande guroh s'rī-caranāravindam   R
to that teachers feet auspicious my respects.

(F G F)
vande guroh s'rī caranāravindam
(BbII CIF)
vande guroh s'rī caranāravindam     R

 

(VAR.)
(Dm GmIF Gm)
vande guroh s'rī caranāravindam,
(F CIDm)
vande guroh s'rī caranāravindam
(Bb C Dm)
vande guroh s'rī caranāravindam,
(Dm CIDm)
vande guroh s'rī caranāravindam     R

Exit:
 (G F CIII F CII Dm Bb C F)

 

Exit:
(C Bdim Am G C G C Am F G)


 


 

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S'rī Nrisimha Pranāma

by: Jayadeva Gosvāmī
to the text: S'rī Das'āvatāra Stotra

 'Prayers to Lord Nrisimha'

 

Intro
(Dm C Bb Am Bb C Dm)

(Dm AmIIDm)
namas te narasimhāya      R
My reverence to You Lord Nrsimha,

(Dm C Dm)
prahlādāhlāda-dāyine      R
who pleased Prahlāda Maharāj.

(Dm AmIIDm)
hiranyakas'ipor vaksah-      R
who Hiranyakasipor his breast,

(Dm C Dm)
s'ilā-thanka-nakhālaye      R
stonelike with His nails as chisels.

(Dm AmIIDm)
ito nrisimhah parato nrisimho      R
Here Lord Nrsimha, there Lord Nrsimha,

(Dm C Dm)
yato yato yāmi tato nrisimhah      R
wherever I go, there Lord Nrsimha,

(Dm AmIIDm)
bahir nrisimho hridaye nrisimho      R
Outside Lord Nrsimha, Lord Nrsimha in the heart,

(Dm C Dm)
nrisimham adim s'aranam prapadye      R
to Nrsimha the origin, the highest refuge, I surrender.

 ----

(Dm AmII C)
tava kara-kamala-vare nakham
Your hand like a lotus beautiful

(C Dm)
adbhuta-s'ringam
Your nails brilliantly pointed,

(C Am II Dm)
dalita-hiranyakas'ipu-tanu-bhringam
ripped apart Hiranyakasipu, his wasp body.

(BbI)
kes'ava dhrita-narahari-rūpa
Kesava Lord of man, took the form of a lion,

(Dm AmIIC)
jaya jagadīs'a hare
all honor to the Lord of the Universe,

(C AmII)
jaya jagadīs'a hare,
all honor to the Lord of the Universe,

(Bb I C Dm)
jaya jagadīs'a hare      R
all honor to the Lord of the Universe,

----- 

(Gm Dm)
jaya nrisimhadeva, jaya nrisimhadeva
All glories to Nrsimhadev, all glories to Nrsimhadev,

(C Dm)
jaya nrisimhadeva, jaya nrisimhadeva      R
all glories to Nrsimhadev, all glories to Nrsimhadev.

----- 

(Gm Dm)
jaya prahlāda mahārāja, jaya prahlāda mahārāja
All glories to Prahlād Mahārāj, all glories to Prahlād Mahārāj,

(C Dm)
jaya prahlāda mahārāja, jaya prahlāda mahārāja     R
All glories to Prahlād Mahārāj, all glories to Prahlād Mahārāj,

Exit:
(Dm C Bb Am Bb C Dm)

 -------

Nrisimha-Bhagavān ki...jaya
Prahlāda Mahārāja ki...jaya
Gaur-premānanda Haribol.

 

 




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Temple version
(George Harrison)

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Govindam Ādi Purusham

'Krishna, the Original Personality of Godhead'

to a text of the S'rī Brahmā Samhithā



(sung in unison) 

Intro;
(Dm Gm Dm C)

(Dm Gm Bb C)
govindam ādi purusham tam aham bhajami
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

(Dm Gm Bb C---)
govindam ādi purusham tam aham bhajami
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

(Dm Gm Dm C)
govindam ādi purusham tam aham bhajami
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

- 

(F Gm C Dm)
venum kvanantaravinda-dalāyatāksham
Playing the flute, as blooming lotusses His eyes,

(Gm C)
barhavātamsam asitām
A peacock's feather on top,

(C Dm)
buda-sundarāngam
His fine form like blue clouds,

(Dm Gm F)
kandarpa-kothi-kamanīya
of Millions of Cupids His charm,

-vis'esha s'obham (Bb A7)
His unique so lovely,

 -

(Dm Gm Bb C)
govindam ādi-purusham tam aham bhajami
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

(Dm Gm Bb C---)
govindam ādi-purusham tam aham bhajami
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

(Dm Gm DmC)
govindam ādi-purusham tam aham bhajami
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

(F Gm Dm Gm FI C)
angāni yasya sakalendriya-vrittimanti
Whose limbs whose organs, possess all the functions,

(Bb C Dm Bb)
pasyanti pānti kalayanti ciram jaganti
see, maintain, manifest for ever the universes.

(Dm FI C Gm F)
ānanda-cin-maya-saduj-jvala-vigrahasya
Blissfull true, full of meaning, His form dazzling,

-----

(C DmBb C)
govindam ādi-purushamtam aham bhajami
Govinda the Original Person I do worship.

 (Dm Gm Bb C---)
govindam ādi-purusham tam aham bhajami
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

(Dm Gm Bb C)
govindam ādi-purusham tam aham bhajami
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

----
(Dm Gm Bb C)
govindam ādi-purusham tam aham bhajami
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

(Dm Gm Bb C---)
govindam ādi-purusham tam aham bhajami
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

(Dm Gm Bb C)
govindam ādi-purusham tam aham bhajami     (repeat once more)
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

-----

(Dm Gm Bb C)
govindam ādi-purusham tam aham bhajami
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

(Dm Gm Bb C---)
govindam ādi-purusham tam aham bhajami
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

(Dm Gm Bb C F)
govindam ādi-purusham tam aham bhajami   
Govinda the Original Person I do worship

 

 



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 S'rī S'rī S'ikshāshthaka

by S'rī Caitanya Mahāprabhu

(melody by Anand Aadhar)

'The eight verses of instruction'

(1)

(Dm - G F)
ceto-darpana-mārjanam bhava
The hearts' reflection purifying,

(CI Dm)
-mahā-dāvāgni-nirvāpanam     R
of matter extinguishing the fire,

(FI C GI)
s'reyah-kairava-candrikā-vitaranam
the Blessing of white moonshine,

(Dm C GI)
vidyā-vadhū-jīvanam     R
radiates the being married to the soul.

(G F)
ānandāmbudhi-vardhanam prati
A sea of happiness expands,

(CI Dm)
-padam pūrnāmritāsvādanam     R
with each step nectar giving the taste,

(FI C GI)
sarvātma-snapanam param vijayate
for all bathing the self in transcendence,

(Dm C GI)
s'rī-krishna-sankīrtanam     R
may there be Krishna's singing together,


(2)

(C GI Am Dm G II AmII)
nāmnām akāri bahudhā nija-sarva-s'aktis     R
Holy names manifested there many, all types of personal prowess,

(Dm GII Dm C)
tatrārpitā niyamitah smarane na kālah     R
given therein and limited, remembrance out of time!

(C GI Am Dm GIIAmII)
etādris'ī tava kripā bhagavan mamāpi     R
So enormous Your grace, o Lord although my

(Dm GII Dm C)
durdaivam īdris'am ihā-jani nānurāgah     R
misery lies in the fact, not to be attached to that.

 
(3)

(AmI EmI)
trinād api sunīcena     R
As grass treaded, still lower,

(GI FI)
taror api sahishnunā     R
as a tree as tolerant,

(F I Dm)
amāninā mānadena     R
no false pride and the mind subdued,

(C G C)
kīrtanīyah sadā harih     R
thus always I chant Your holy name!

 
(4)

(Am DmI Am)
na dhanam na janam na sundarīm     R
No riches, no followers, nor beauty,

(DmI Am GI Am)
kavitām vā jagad-īs'a kāmaye     R
the fruit, nor almighty I long for.

(Am DmI Am)
mama janmani janmanīs'vare     R
Birth after birth My Supreme Lord,

(DmI Am GIAm [C])
bhavatād bhaktir ahaitukī tvayi     R
the service without desire to You.

 
(5)

(Am GI)
ayi nanda-tanuja kinkaram     R
O My Lord, son of Nanda, your Servant,

(EmI G I Am)
patitam mām vishame bhavāmbudhau     R
fell alas in the sea of ignorance.

(Am GI)
kripayā tava pāda-pankaja     R
The causeless mercy of Your lotusfeet,

(EmI GIAm)
sthita-dhūlī-sadris'am vicintaya     R
place me there like some dirt as You please.


(6)

(AmIII G F Em)
nayanam galad-as'ru-dhārayā     R
Eyes full tears, down in streams,

(Dm AmII GII C)
vadanam gadgada-ruddhayā girā     R
my words choked up in my mouth.

(AmIII G F Em)
pulakair nicitam vapuh kadā     R
The hairs on my body stand on end,

(Dm AmII GII C)
tava nāma-grahane bhavishyati     R
when the singing of Your names takes place.

 
(7)

(Em Dm FI EmI)
yugāyitam nimeshena     R
An aeon takes me each moment,

(FI DmI EmI G 7)
cakshushā prāvrshāyitam     R
my eyes crying like the rain.

(Em Dm FI EmI)
s'ūnyāyitam jagat sarvam     R
Complete empty seems the world,

(FI Dm Em G 7 [C])
govinda-virahena me     R
Govinda separated from You!

 
(8)

(GIII Am GI C GI Am)
ās'lishya vā pāda-ratām pinashtu mām     R
Embraced with joy down for Him, taking me over,

(GI AmI Dm Em F C)
adars'anān marma-hatām karotu vā     R
not to be seen, a broken heart, I let Him be.

(GIII Am GI C GI Am)
yathā tathā vā vidadhātu lampato     R
The way He wants, He may proceed, me denied,

(GIAmI Dm Em F C)
mat-prāna-nāthas tu sa eva nāparah     R
For life my Lord, but Him alone, and no one else!

 

 




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S'rī Guru-vandanā (Guru Puja)

by S'rīla Narottama dāsa Thhākur

honoring of the spiritual master,
Prabhupāda ('master of the feet')

(from Prema-bhakti-candrikā)  

 

 

Intro:
 (Dm Gm C DmGm C Dm)

 (1)

(Dm GmI Dm, C Dm)
s'rī-guru-carana-padma, kevala-bhakati-sadma     R
The teacher's lotus feet, the only way to devotion,

(GmI C Dm)
bandō mui sāvadhāna mate,      R
full of respect I bow, with prayer, reverence,

(Dm GmI Dm, C Dm)
jāhāra prasāde bhāi e, bhava toriyā jāi     R
through his grace my godbrother, we may cross the ocean,

(GmI C Dm)
krishna-prāpti hoy jāhā ha'te     R
reaching Krishna from there you will realize.

 

(2)

(Dm GmI Dm, C Dm)
guru-mukha-padma-vākya, cittete koriyā aikya     R
His mouth like a lotus makes words, find union in the heart,

(GmI C Dm)
ār nā koriho mane ās'ā     R
For more may a spirit not desire.

(Dm GmI Dm, C Dm)
s'ri-guru-carane rati, ei se uttama-gati     R
attached to the teacher his feet, is the ultimate goal

(GmI C Dm)
ye prasāde pure sarva ās'ā     R
his grace is the fulfillment of all hope

 

(3)

(Dm C)
cakhu-dān dilo yei, janme janma prabhu sei     R
Someone who made me see, life after life my lord,

(GmI C)
divya-jńān hride prokās'ito     R
the idea of God revealed in my heart.

(Am GII)
prema-bhakti jāhā hoite, avidyā vinās'a jāte     R
the Loving service of whom, destroys all the darkness,

(GmI C)
vede gāy jāhāra carito     R
hailed by the scriptures is his character.

 

 (4)

  (AmII GII)
s'ri-guru karunā-sindhu, adhama janāra bandhu     R
Teacher ocean full of mercy, with low and mindfull our friend,

(GmI C)
lokanāth lokera jīvana     R
Lord of all granting all a life,

(AmII GII)
hā hā prabhu koro doyā, deho more pada-chāyā     R
O, o master be of mercy, protect me at your feet,

(GmI C)
ebe jas'a ghushuk tribhuvana     R
thus the glory over the three worlds,

(GmI C)
dui pade laila s'arāna     R
thus the shelter of the feet,

(GmI C)
prabhupāda-patita-pāvana     R
Prabhupāda savior of the souls.

 

 (Gm F)
jaya prabhupāda, jaya prabhupāda
(CI Dm)
jaya prabhupāda, jaya prabhupāda     R


Exit:
 (Dm Gm C DmGm C Dm)


 




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Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava

by: S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

(from Gītāvalī)

(song sung before lectures)

 

 
Intro:
(Dm F C Dm Am C Dm)

(Dm F I C Dm)
jaya rādha-mādhava kuńja-bihārī     R
Al glories to Rādhā and Mādhava's divine pastimes,

(Dm Am II C Dm)
gopī-jana-vallabha, giri-vara-dhārī    R
The Lord of gopi's lifted [up the hill] Govardhana,

(Dm C Dm)
Yas'odā-nandana braja-jana-rańjana    R
dear to Yasoda, loved in Vrindāvana,

(Dm Am C Dm)
yāmuna-tīra-vana-cārī    R
at the Yamunā, He wanders in the woods.


From the beginning tempo 2, and then:


(Gm Dm C Dm)
HARE KRISHNA, HARE KRISHNA

(C Dm)
KRISHNA KRISHNA, HARE HARE

(Gm Ddim F)
HARE RĀMA, HARE RĀMA

(C Dm)
RĀMA RĀMA, HARE HARE    R (2x)

Exit:
 (Dm F C Dm Am C Dm)

 

 

 



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Nārada Muni Bājāy Vinā


by: S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

  "Nārada Muni Plays His Vīnā"

(from 'Gītāvalī')

 

Intro:

(D A D G#dim Am D Em Bm)

 (1)  

(D AI)
nārada-muni bā-ajāy vinā
Nārada Muni sings with his vinā,

(A D AI)
'rādhikā-ramana'-nāme     R
Rādhikā-Ramana, Krishna's name.

(EIII Am)  
nāma amani udita-a hay
As soon as he touches the strings,the beauty can be heard,

(DII EmII Bm)
bhakata-gīta-sāme    R
and sing all devotees along.

 

(D AI A)
amiya-dhārā barise ghana
Accompanied by his stringed instrument,
(DII A DII A)
s'ravana-yugale giyā
the nectar of singing together resounds.

(EIII Am)
bhakata-jana saghane nāce
and all devotees dance in ecstasy,

(DII EmI Bm)
bhoriyā āpana hiyā
to their utmost satisfaction.

 (2)  

(D AI)
nārada-muni bā-ajāy vinā
Nārada Muni sings with his vinā,

(A D AI)
'rādhikā-ramana'-nāme     R
Rādhikā-Ramana, Krishna's name.

(EIII Am)  
nāma amani udita-a hay
As soon as he touches the strings,the beauty can be heard,

(DII EmII Bm)
bhakata-gīta-sāme    R
and sing all devotees along.

 

(D AI A)
mādhurī-pūra āsava pas'i
Mādhuri-pūra-nectar drinking they are,

(DII A D II A)
mātāya-jagata-jane
dancing in ecstacy like madmen.

(EIII Am)
keho vā kānde, keho vā nāce
Some let their tears run, others jump high,

(DII EmI Bm)
keho māte mane mane
some looking, are dancing in their heart.

 (3)  

(D AI)
nārada-muni bā-ajāy vinā
Nārada Muni sings with his vinā,

(A D AI)
'rādhikā-ramana'-nāme     R
Rādhikā-Ramana, Krishna's name.

(EIII Am)  
nāma amani udita-a hay
As soon as he touches the strings,the beauty can be heard,

(DII EmII Bm)
bhakata-gīta-sāme    R
and sing all devotees along.

 

(D AI A)
pańca-vadana nārade dhori
Lord S'iva begins to speak, embracing Narada,

(DII A DII A)
pre-emer saghana-a rol
with his voice choked.

(EIII Am)
kamalāsana nāciyā bole
Also Lord Brahma joins in,and shouts aloud:

(DII EmI Bm)
'bolo bolo hari bolo'
Sing of Hari, sing of Hari.

 (4)  

(D AI)
nārada-muni bā-ajāy vinā
Nārada Muni sings with his vinā,

(A D AI)
'rādhikā-ramana'-nāme     R
Rādhikā-Ramana, Krishna's name.

(EIII Am)  
nāma amani udita-a hay
As soon as he touches the strings,the beauty can be heard,

(DII EmII Bm)
bhakata-gīta-sāme    R
and sing all devotees along.

 

(D AI A)
sahasrānana parama-sukhe
Gradually also joins, Indra king of heaven,

(DII A DII A)
'hari hari' boli'gāy
content, dancing, singing: 'sing Hari',

(EIII Am)
nama prabhāve mātilo vis'va
Thus from above is heard, of God the holy name,

(DII EmI Bm)
nāma-rasa sabe pāy
and the whole universe becomes ecstatic .


(D A D G#dim Am D Em Bm)
*

 (5)

(D AI)
nārada-muni bā-ajāy vinā
Nārada Muni sings with his vinā,

(A AI)
'rādhikā-ramana'-nāme     R
Rādhikā-Ramana, Krishna's name.

(EIII Am)  
nāma amani udita-a hay
As soon as he touches the strings,the beauty can be heard,

(DII EmII)
bhakata-gīta-sāme    R
and sing all devotees along.

 

(D AIIA)
s'rī-krishna-nāma rasane sphuri'
That Krishna's name thus may be sung by all everywhere

(D II A DII A)
pu-u-rā'lo āmā-ar ās'
and the whole world will be in bliss,

(EIII Am)
s'rī-rūpa-pade yācaye ihā
this I pray at the feet of Rupa Goswami,

(DII EmI Bm (last chord: Em))
bhakativinoda dās
then the desire is fulfilled of Bhaktivinod

 




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Manah-S'ikshā

by: Narottama Dāsa Thhākur

'Teachings for the mind'

 

Intro:
(Dm C7  C F Dm Gm Dm C Dm)

(1)

(GmIII Am FIII GmIII Am)
nitāi-pada-kamala, kothi-candra-sus'ītala
    R
Nityānanda's lotus feet, protective moonshine, enormous

(F Dm C7 Am C Dm)
je chāyāy jagata jurāy     R
The world gliding down, finds there it's enlightenment.

(GmIII Am FIII GmIII Am)
heno nitāi bine bāi, rādhā-krishna pāite nāi
    R
Not looking for that refuge, are Rādhā and Krishna difficult to approach;

(F Dm C7 Am C Dm)
dridha kori'dharo nitāir pāy
    R
who wants to dance with them, will have to accept that.

(2)

(Dm Gm6II Edim, Gm C F)
se sambandha nāhi jā'r, brithā janma gelo tā'r
Life's a waste unconnected, meaningless ones life passes by;

(BbIIGm Dm, Bb C F Dm)
se pas'u boro durācar
    R
that animalism is only, misconduct.

(Dm C7II C F)
nitāi nā bolilo mukhe, majilo samsāra-sukhe
Not knowing Nitai, they never sing, caught in material pleasures,

(DmII Gm Dm Bb, Dm C Dm)
vidhyā-kule ki koribe tā'r
    R
education and class will not protect them.

 (3)

(GmIII Am FIII GmIII Am)
ahankāre matta hoiyā, nitāi-pada pāsariyā
    R
Being the body, brings them illusion, forgetting Nitāi's feet.

(F Dm C7 Am C Dm)
asatyere satya kori māni     R
Things unreal they take for true.

(GmIII Am FIII GmIII Am)
nitāiyer korunā habe, braje rādhā-krishna pābe
    R
The mercy of Nitāi is needed, to be with Rādhā and Krishna

(F Dm C7 Am C Dm)
dharo nitāi-carana du'khāni
    R
therefore have a firm grip on Nitāi's feet

(4)

(Dm Gm6II Edim, Gm C F)
nitāiyer carana satya, tāhāra sevaka nitya
 It's no illusion it's a fact, from Nitai's service one is liberated,

(BbIIGm Dm, Bb C F Dm)     R
nitāi-pada sadā koro ās'a
Therefore always hold on to Nitai's feet.

(Dm C7II C F)
narottama boro dukhi, nitāi more koro sukhī
Narottama unhappy prays 'Lord Nitai grant me happiness,

(DmII Gm Dm Bb, Dm C Dm)     R
rākho rāngā-caranera pās'a
let me reside at your lotusfeet.'

Exit:
(Dm C7  C F Dm Gm D m C Dm)  

 



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S'rī Rādhika Stava

by: Rūpa Gosvāmī

To the glory of Rādha

(from 'Stava-mālā', 'a Garland of Glory')

 
Intro:
(D G A Bm A G A Bm)

(D GII DII G)
rādhe jaya jaya mādhava-dayite     R
Rādha, all glories to Mādhava's beloved,

(A7I D Em AII)
gokula-tarunī-mandala-mahite     R
Gokula's girls all worship you.  

(1)

(A7I D Em D)
dāmodara-rati-vardhana-ves'e
Attracting Damodhār' by nicely being dressed,

(A7I D G AIII)
hari-nishkutha-vrindā-vipines'e   R
Hari's pleasure, Vrindāvana's queen.

(2)

(D GII DII)
rādhe jaya jaya mādhava-dayite     R
Rādha, all glories to Mādhava's beloved,

(A7I D Em AII)
gokula-tarunī-mandala-mahite     R
Gokula's girls all worship you.  

(A7I D Em D)
vrishabhānudadhi-nava-s'as'i-lekhe
From Vrsabhānu's ocean, arose a new moon,

(A7I D G AIII)
lalitā-sakhi-guna-ramita-vis'ākhe    R
Lalitā's girlfriend, gentle binding Visākhe.

(3)

(D GII DII)
rādhe jaya jaya mādhava-dayite     R
Rādha, all glories to Mādhava's beloved,

(A7I D Em AII)
gokula-tarunī-mandala-mahite     R
Gokula's girls all worship you.  

(A7I D Em D)
karunām kuru mayi karuna-bharite
Always friendly and honest, full of compassion,

(A7I D G AIII)
sanaka-sanātana-varnita-carite    R
Sanaka Sanātana described your character.


Exit:
(D G A Bm A G A Bm)

 

 


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Sāvarana S'rī Gaura Pāda Padme

by: Narottama Dāsa Thhākur

'A prayer at the lotusfeet of S'rī Gauranga '

(from Prārthanā)

 

Intro:
(D A Bm Em D A)
 

(1)

(Em D GI Bm D Em D Em I)
s'rī-krishna-caitanya prabhu doyā koro more
      R
Lord Krishna Caitanya have mercy upon me,

(Bm A G III D Em A D Em)
tomā binā ke doyālu jagat-samsāre
      R
Who has more mercy than You in this great ocean?

(F G Bm II Em F Bm I)
s'rī-krishna-caitanya prabhu doyā koro more
Lord Krishna Caitanya have mercy upon me,

(Em Fm G Fm G Fm I Em D)
tomā binā ke doyālu jagat-samsāre
 
Who has more mercy than You in this great ocean?

 

(2)

(Em D G I Bm D Em D Em I)
patita-pāvana-hetu tava avatāra
      R
To redeem the fallen souls have You descended,

(Bm A G III D Em A D Em)
mo sama patita prabhu nā pāibe āra      R
You will find no soul more fallen than me.

(F G Bm II Em F Bm I)
patita-pāvana-hetu tava avatāra
To redeem the fallen souls have You descended,

(Em Fm G Fm Fm I Em D)
mo sama patita prabhu nā pāibe āra
You will find no soul more fallen than me.

 

 (3)

(Em D G I Bm D Em D EmI)
hā hā prabhu nityānanda, premānanda sukhī      R
O Master Nityānanda, love and joy in spiritual glee,

(Bm A GIII D Em A D Em)
kripābalokana koro āmi boro duhkhī      R
cast your graceful glance on me, take my misery away.

(F G BmII Em F BmI)
hā hā prabhu nityānanda, premānanda sukhī
O Master Nityānanda, love and joy in spiritual glee,

(Em Fm G Fm G FmI Em D)
kripābalokana koro āmi boro duhkhī
cast your graceful glance on me, take my misery away.

 

 (4)

(Em D GI Bm D Em D EmI)
doyā koro sītā-pati adwaita gosāi
      R
Sita's husband do me good, dear Advaita Prabhu,

(Bm A GIII D Em A D Em)
tava kripā-bale pāi caitanya-nitāi      R
then I'll also find the mercy of Lord Caitanya and Nitai.

(F G BmII Em F BmI)
doyā koro sītā-pati adwaita gosāi
Sita's husband do me good, dear Advaita Prabhu,

(Em Fm G Fm G FmI Em D)
tava kripā-bale pāi caitanya-nitāi
then I'll also find the mercy of Lord Caitanya and Nitai.

 

 (5)

(Em D GI Bm D Em Dm EmI)
hā hā svarūp sanātana, rūpa raghunātha
      R
Dearest Svarup', Sanātana, Rupa Raghunātha,

(Bm A GIII D Em A D Em)
bhaththa-juga, s'rī-jīva hā prabhu lokanātha
      R
Have mercy srī Batta, Jiva, Lokanātha Prabhu.

(F G BmII Em F BmI)
hā hā svarūp sanātana, rūpa raghunātha
Dearest Svarup', Sanātana, Rupa Raghunātha,

(Em Fm G Fm G FmI Em D)
bhaththa-juga, s'rī-jīva hā prabhu lokanātha
Have mercy srī Batta, Jiva, Lokanātha Prabhu.

 

 (6)

(Em D GI Bm D Em D EmI)
doyā koro s'rī-ācārya prabhu s'rīnivāsa
      R
Grant me your mercy dear teacher, master s'rīnivāsa,

(Bm A GIII D Em A D Em)
rāmacandra-sanga māge narottama-dāsa      R
for the company of Rāma longs Narottama Dāsa.

(F G BmII Em F BmI)
doyā koro s'rī-ācārya prabhu s'rīnivāsa
Grant me your mercy dear teacher, master s'rīnivāsa,

(Em Fm G Fm G FmIEm D)
rāmacandra-sanga māge narottama-dāsa
for the company of Rāma longs Narottama Dāsa.

 Exit:
(D A Bm Em D A D)

 



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Mahāmantra 2

Traditional

  

(G Dm F Em F G Am Dm G
Am Dm G Am F Dm Am G C)

*

(GII Dm GII Dm F AmII Em Dm)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
(GII Dm GII Dm F AmII Em Dm)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE      R

(CIII G G7II F Dm C GIII Dm)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
(CIII G G7II F Dm C GII Dm)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE      R

(F G AmIII Dm GII AmII)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
(Dm GIIAmII F Dm III AmIII G C)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE      R


(G Dm F Em F G Am Dm G
Am Dm G Am F Dm Am G C)
 

*

(GII Dm GII Dm F AmII Em Dm)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
(GII Dm GII Dm F AmII Em Dm)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE      R

(CIII G G7II F Dm C GIII Dm)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
(CIII G G7II F Dm C GII Dm)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE      R

(F G AmIII Dm GII AmII)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
(Dm GIIAmII F Dm III AmIII G C)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE      R

 

 




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Bhajahū Re Mana

by Govinda Dāsa Kavirāja
'Sing O mind, of Mine!'

Intr0:
(Em A D Bm A D, Em A D Bm A D)

(1)

(Em BmII AII Em)
bhajahū re mana s'rī-nanda-nandana
Sing about mind of mine, the Son of Nanda,

(BmI A7 D Bm)
abhaya-caranāravinda re      R
His lotusfeet make one unafraid.

(Em D A EmII)
durlabha mānava-janama sat-sange      R
A birth so very rare,by holy gathering can,

(D Em AII BmII)
durlabha mānava-janama sat-sange
A birth so very rare, by holy gathering can,

(A7 D Bm)
taroho e bhava-sindhu re      R
cross over the ocean that is the world.

 

(2)

(Em BmII AII Em)
s'ita ātapa bāta barishana
Day over and by night, I stay sleepless,

(BmI A7 D Bm)
e dina jāminī jāgi re      R
suffering heat, cold, wind and rain.

(Em D A EmII)
biphale sevinu kripana durajana      R
Miserable bad at hand,completely meaningless,

(D Em AII BmII)
biphale sevinu kripana durajana
Miserable bad at hand, completely meaningless,

(A7 D Bm)
capala sukha-laba lāgi' re      R
have I lived on for small, weak happiness.


(Em A D Bm A D, Em A D Bm A D)

(3)

  (Em BmII AII Em)
e dhana yaubana, putra, parijana
What guarantee is there in riches, youth and home,

(BmI A7 D Bm)
ithe ki āche paratīti re      R
children do they make one really happy?

(Em D A EmII)
kamala-dala-jala jīvana talamala      R
Like a drop on a lotusleaf is life so fragile and brief,

(D Em AII BmII)
kamala-dala-jala jīvana talamala
Like a drop on a lotusleaf is life so fragile and brief,

(A7 D Bm)
bhajahū hari-pada nīti re      R
sing therefore all the time Lord Hari His name!

 

(4)

  (Em BmII AII Em)
 s'ravana, kīrtana, smarana, vandana,
Listening, singing, minding and praying,

(BmI A7 D Bm)
pāda-sevana, dāsya re      R
serving His feet and also Himself.

(Em D A EmII)
pūjana, sakhī-jana, ātma-nivedana      R
Honoring and with friendship, I give my heart and soul,

(D Em AII BmII)
pūjana-sakhī-jana, ātma-nivedana
Honoring and with friendship, I give my heart and soul,

(A7 D Bm)
govinda-dāsa-abhilāsha re      R
Govinda Dāsa wants it complete!


Exit:
(Bm A G A D C#dim Bm A D)

 

 



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Arunodaya-Kīrtana

 by: S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thhākur
'sunrise song'

 

Intro:

(C Gm Bb Am, Gm Am Bb C,
F Dm C Bb, C Dm C F)


(1) 


(C F I Bb C II)
udilo aruna pūraba-bhāge,
As the sun rose red in the east,

(F III Gm IIIAm Bb)
dwija-mani gorā amani jāge,     R
awoke Lord Gaura, the friend of twiceborn.

(F II CII Bb)
bhakata-samūha loiyā sāthe,
Taking the devotees with Him outside,

(C Bb Am FIII)
gelā nagara-brāje     R
He went through all of the region.

 

(2)

(F III Gm III Dm I Am)
'tāthaī tāthaī' bājalo khol,
'Taathai taathai', on the mrdanga,

(Bb Am Gm III F III)
ghana ghana tāhe jhājera rol,
karatels rhythmically beaten thereto.

(Gm III C II Bb Am)
preme dhala dhala sonāra anga,
His golden form trembling in ecstacy,

(Dm Gm C F III)
carane nūpura bāje,     R
and with His anklebells tinkling.

 

(3)

(C F I Bb C II)
mukunda mādhava yādava hari,
Singing Mukunda, Mādhava, Yādava,

(F III Gm IIIAm Bb)
bolena bolo re vadana bhori',     R
their mouths full of the vibrations.

(F II CII Bb)
miche nida-bas'e gelo re rāti,
They called to the people still asleep,

(C Bb Am F III)
divasa s'arīra-sāje     R
'you either sleep, or you dress yourselves up'.

 

(4)

(F III Gm III Dm I Am)
emana durlabha mānava-deho,
Once acquired this rare body, 

(Bb Am Gm III F III)
pāiyā ki koro bhāva nā keho,
why don't you care about this gift?

(Gm III C II Bb Am)
ebe nā bhajile yas'odā-suta,
If Yasoda's son is not your worship,

(Dm Gm C F III)
carame poribe lāje     R
you'll be worrying until you die.

 


C Gm Bb Am, Gm Am Bb C,

F Dm C Bb, C Dm C F

(5)

(C F I Bb C II)
udita tapana hoile asta,
With each sunrise and each sunset,

(F III Gm IIIAm Bb)
dina gelo boli' hoibe byasta,     R
a day passes and is lost.

(F II C II Bb)
tabe keno ebe alasa hoy,
Why then hold on to vanity,

(C Bb Am F III)
nā bhaja hridoya-rāje     R
and not honor the Lord of your heart?

 

(6)

(F III Gm III Dm I Am)
jīvana anitya jānaha sār,
Understand well this essential fact:

(Bb Am Gm III F III)
tāhe nānā-vidha vipada-bhār,
timebound life is full of grief.

(Gm III C II Bb Am)
nāmās'raya kori'jatane tumi,
Seek refuge only in the names,

(Dm Gm C F III)
thākaha āpana kāje     R
and keep on serving Him as the one thing.

 

(7)

(C F I Bb C II)
jīvera kalyāna-sādhana-kām,
Desirous to bless all that is living.

(F III Gm IIIAm Bb)
jagate āsi' e madhura nām,     R
Krishna's name came down to this earth.

(F II CII Bb)
avidyā-timira-tapana-rūpe,
He drives away the darkness within,

(C Bb Am F III)
hrid-gagane birāje     R
that brilliant sun in the space of your heart.

 (8)

(F III Gm III Dm I Am)
krishna-nāma-sudhā koriyā pān,
Drink the pure nectar of Krishna's names,

(Bb Am Gm III F III)
jurāo bhakativinoda-prān,
it is what satisfies Bhaktivinod's soul.

(Gm III C II Bb Am)
nāma binā kichu nāhiko ā ro,
There is nothing beyond the blessed names,

(Dm Gm C F III)
caudda-bhuvana-mājhe     R
in all the fourteen worlds.

 


(C Gm Bb Am, Gm Am Bb C,
F Dm C Bb, C Dm C F)

 

*

 

 Jiv Jāgo Jiv Jāgo
(from: Gītāvalī)

Wake up sleeping souls, wake up!

 

(F III C 7 III F III)
Jīv jāgo jīv jāgo gauracānda bole     R
Wake up soul, wake up soul, calls aloud Lord Caitanya,

(Gm III Am Dm C F III)
kota nidrā jāo māyā-pis'ācīra kole     R
on the lap of the witch māyā, you've been sleeping for so long.

 

  (F III C 7 III F III)
bhajibo boliyā ese samsāra-bhitare     R
'O My Lord for certain I'll honor' you've said entering this world,

(Gm III Am Dm C F III)
bhuliyā rohile tumi avidyāra bhare     R
Forgetting about that promise you made, you are now in ignorance!

(F III C 7 III F III)
tomāre loite āmi hoinu avatāra     R
Only to save you, I have descended,

(Gm III Am Dm C F III)
āmi binā bandhu āra ke āche tomāra     R
and O but me who is your friend now?

 

(F III C 7 III F III)
enechi ausadhi māyā nās'ibāro lāgi     R
To put an end to the disease of Māyā, I brought you this medicine

(Gm III Am Dm C F III)
hari-nāma mahā-mantra lao tumi māgi     R
ask for the Hari-nāma-mahā-mantra, and let Him into your heart

 

(F III C 7 III F III)
bhakativinoda prabhu-carane pariyā     R
Bhaktivinod fell at the feet of master Gauranga

(Gm III Am Dm C F III)
sei hari-nāma-mantra loilo māgiyā     R
for the mantra of Lord Hari, thus has he acquired Him.

 

 



Sing Along


Take the lead


Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava II

 by: S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

(from Gītāvalī)

(song sung before lectures)

  

 Intro:
(Gm Dm Gm C Gm Dm Gm C)

 (GmII DmI Am C Dm)
(jaya) rādhā-mādhava (jaya) kunja-bihāri
     R
Al glories to Rādhā and Mādhava's divine pastimes

(C FI AmI Dm GmII DmI FII)
(jaya) gopī-jana-vallabha (jaya) giri-vara-dhāri,
The Lord of gopi's lifted [up the hill] Govardhana,

Am GmII Dm)
(jaya) giri-vara-dhāri.      R
The Lord of gopi's lifted [up the hill] Govardhana,

(C FI AI Dm GmII DmI FII)
(jaya) Yas'oda-nandana (jaya) braja-jana-ranjana,
dear to Yasoda, loved in Vrindāvana,

(Am GmII Dm)
(jaya) braja-jana ranjana.
     R
loved in Vrindāvana,

(Am FIII FII C GmII Dm)
(jaya) Yamunā-tīra-vana-cārī
(jaya) kunja-bihāri.     R
at the Yamunā, He wanders in the woods.

 

Mahāmantra III

 

(Dm GmI)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA

(C7I Dm)
KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(C)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA

(Dm)
RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE     R


(GmI Dm)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA

(C Dm)
KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(GmI Dm)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA

(C Dm)
RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE     R

From the beginning of the Mantra and then:

Exit:
(Gm Dm Gm C Gm Dm Gm C)

 


 

 

S'rī Dāmodarāshthaka

by: Satyavrata Muni

(from the Padma Purāna)

 

Intro:

(Bm Em Bm A Bm Em F#m Bm Bm A G F#m
Bm A G F#m Bm D A Em Bm G Em F#m Bm)

(1)

(Bm Em Bm Em)
namāmīs'varam sac-cid-ānanda-rūpam
To the Lord whose form is ever to know glee,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
lasat-kundalam gokule bhrājamānam     R
His earrings swinging, the brilliance of G0kul,

(D AIII Em)
yas'odā-bhiyolūkhalād dhāvamānam
Yasodha's yogurt-pot he broke stealing the butter,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
parāmrishtham atyantato drutya-gopyā     R
running she seized Him, my respect unto Him.

 

(2)

(Bm Em Bm Em)
rudantam muhur netra-yugmam mrijantam
Seeing the stick He cries rubbing His eyes,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
karāmbhoja-yugmena sātanka-netram     R
looking afraid with the pearl string on his neck.

(D AIII Em)
muhuh s'vāsa-kampa-trirekhānka-kanthha-
No rope can bind Him, only love can,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
sthita-graivam dāmodaram bhakti-baddham     R
To this Lord Dāmodar' all my respect,



(Bm A G F#m Em D C#dim Bmin -2 x)

(3)

(Bm Em Bm Em)
itīdrik sva-līlābhir ānanda-kunde
This childplay submerges Vrindavana in happiness,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
sva-ghosham nimajjantam ākhyāpayantam     R
and shows devotees how to know Him with wisdom.

(D AIII Em)
tadīyeshita-jneshu bhaktair jitatvam
The full of Him intimate knows free and devoted,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
punah prematas tam s'atāvritti vande     R
full of admiration and full of awe.

 

(4)

(Bm Em Bm Em)
varam deva moksham na mokshāvadhim vā
O Lord you grant freedom but impersonal no,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
na cānyam vrine 'ham vares'ād apīha     R
I long for no heaven or for another boon,

(D AIII Em)
idam te vapur nātha gopāla-bālam
Your form Bala-G0pal ever in my heart,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
sadā me manasy āvirāstām kim anyaih     R
no other favor has any meaning to me.



(Bm A G F#m Em D C#dim Bmin -2 x)

(5)

(Bm Em Bm Em)
idam te mukhāmbhojam atyanta-nīlair
O Lord Your face, with black hair glowing red,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
vritam kuntalaih snigdha-raktais' ca gopyā     R
is kissed by Yasodha, Your Bimba-lips red as the fruit,

(D AIII Em)
muhus' cubitam bimba-raktādharam me
May your sweet face be forever in My heart,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
manasy āvirāstām alam laksha-lābhaih     R
Thousands of other favors are of no avail.

 

(6)

(Bm Em Bm Em)
namo deva dāmodarānanta vishno
I honor You Dāmodhar, Ananta Vishnu

(Bm G F#m Bm)
prasīda prabho duhkha-jālābdhi-magnam     R
O master, my Lord be pleased with me.

(D AIII Em)
kripā-drishthi-vrishthyāti-dīnam batānu-
Merciful casting Your glance frees this fool,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
grihānes'a mām ajńam edhy akshi-dris'yah     R
who thus may see You in his worldy grief.



(Bm A G F#m Em D C#dim Bmin -2 x)

 

(7)

(Bm Em Bm Em)
kuverātmajau baddha-mūrtyaiva yadvat
The way You set Kuvera's sons free from the curse,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
tvayā mocitau bhakti-bhājau kritau ca     R
planting devotion as a baby to the block,

(D AIII Em)
tathā prema-bhaktim svakām me prayaccha
Please grant me too Your loving devotion,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
na mokshe graho me 'sti dāmodareha     R
that's all I desire, no other freedom.

 

(8)

(Bm Em Bm Em)
namas te 'stu dāmne sphurad-dīpti-dhāmne
First of all o Lord I honor your bellies cord,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
tvadīyodarāyātha vis'vasya-dhāmne     R
than the belly itself that carries the universe,

(D AIII Em)
namo rādhikāyai tvadīya-priyāyai
Humly I bow for your sweetheart Rādhā,

(Bm G F#m Bm)
namo 'nanta-līlāya devāya tubhyam     R
next then to You O lord of infinite joy.

Exit:

(Bm Em Bm A Bm Em F#m Bm Bm A G F#m
Bm A G F#m Bm D A Em Bm G Em F#m Bm

 

 


 

 

Hari Haraye Namah Krishna

by: Narottama dāsa Thhākur

(Nāma-Sankīrtana)

 



Intro:
(Bm D Em G D Em G C D Bm C D Bm D
Em G D C D Em Bm C D Em)

(1)

(Bm D Em)
hari haraye namah     R

(G D Em)
krishna yādavaya namah     R

(GIII C D Bm C D Em)
yādavāya mādhavāya kes'avāya namah     R

(Em G D C D)
gopāla govinda rāma s'rī madhusūdana

(Em BmI C D Em)
giridhārī gopīnātha madana-mohana



(Em Bm D C, C Bm Am G)

*

(2)

(Bm D Em)
hari haraye namah     R

(G D Em)
krishna yādavaya namah     R

(GIII C D Bm C D Em)
yādavāya mādhavāya kes'avāya namah     R

(Em G D C D)
s'rī-caitanya-nityānanda s'rī-advaita-sītā

(Em BmI C D Em)
hari, guru, vaishnava, bhāgavata, gīta



(Em Bm D C, C Bm Am G)

*

(3)

(Bm D Em)
hari haraye namah     R

( G D Em)
krishna yādavaya namah     R

(GIII C D Bm C D Em)
yādavāya mādhavāya kes'avāya namah     R

(Em G D C D)
s'rī-rupa sanātana bhaththa-raghunāth

(Em BmI C D Em)
s'rī-jīva gopāla-bhaththa dāsa-ragunāth


Exit:
(Bm D Em G D Em G C D Bm C D Bm D
Em G D C D Em Bm C D Em
) 

 


 

Vibhāvarī S'esha


 by: S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

from: 'Kalyāna-kalpataru'

'The night came to an end'

 

Intro:
(D Bm Em  Bm A F#m E F#m
Em D G Bm)

(1)

(D A BmI)
vibhāvarī s'esha, āloka-praves'a,
The night came to an end, the dawn has arrived,

(Em D AI)
nidrā chāri' uthho jīva.     R
o soul get up, give up your sleep!

(F#m E F#mI)
bolo hari hari, mukunda murāri,     R
Sing of Hari Hari, Mukunda Murari,

(Em D A 7 II A II)
rāma krishna hayagrīva     R
Rāma Krsna and Hayagriva.

(2)

(D A BmI)
nrisimha vāmana, s'rī-madhusūdhana,
Nrsmha Vāmana, Lord Madhusūdana,

(Em D AI)
brajendra-nandana s'yāma     R
Vraja's Lord his son, grey-blue His skin.

(F#m E F#mI)
pūtanā-ghātana, kaithabha-s'ātana     R
Defeated Pūtana and killed Kaitabha,

(Em D A7II AII)
jaya dās'arathi-rāma     R
glory to Dasarātha's son Rāma.



(Em Bm Em D A F#m Em F#m Em D C#dim A)

*

(3)

(D A BmI)
yas'odā dulāla, govinda-gopāla,
Yasoda's sweetest thing, Govinda Gopala,

(Em D AI)
vrindāvana purandara     R
of Vrindāvan's forest He's the Lord.

(F#m E F#mI)
gopī-priya-jana, rādhikā-ramana,     R
Dearmost to the gopi's, Rādha her lover,

(Em D A7II AII)
bhuvana-sundara-bara     R
of all the worlds the prettiest one.

(4)

(D A BmI)
rāvānāntakar', mākhana-taskara,
The end of Rāvana, butterthief Krishna,

(Em D AI)
gopī-jana-vastra-hārī     R
gopi's swimming He stole the clothes.

(F#m E F#mI)
brajera rākhāla, gopa-vrinda-pāla,     R
Vraja their cowherd, protecting cowherds,

(Em D A7II AII)
citta-hārī bams'ī-dhārī     R
steals each his heart, always with His flute.



(Em Bm Em D A F#m Em F#m Em D C#dim A)

*

(5)

(D A BmI)
yogīndra-bandana, s'rī-nanda-nandana,
worshiped by yogī's, the son of Nanda,

(Em D AI)
braja-jana-bhaya-hāri.     R
takes away the fear in Vraja.

(F#m E F#mI)
navīna nīrada, rūpa manohara,     R
His color a raincloud, His form so appealing,

(Em D A7II AII)
mohana-bams'ī-bihārī.     R
wandering around His flute played charms.

(6)

(D A BmI)
yas'odā-nandana, kamsa-nisūdana,
The son of Yasoda, He killed king Kamsa,

(Em D AI)
nikuńja-rāsa-vilāsī     R
With gopi's dancing outside of Vraja.

(F#m E F#mI)
kadamba-kānana, rāsa-parāyana,     R
Under kadambatrees engaged in the lovedance,

(Em D A7II AII)
brinda-vipina-nivāsī     R
there in the forest of Vrindāvana.



(Em Bm Em D A F#m Em F#m Em D C#dim A)

*

(7)

(D A BmI)
ānanda-vardhana, prema-niketana,
Makes happy devotees, is all the love,

(Em D AI)
phula-s'ara-jojaka kāma     R
aims arrows flowerly like a Cupid.

(F#m E F#mI)
gopānganā-gana, citta-vinodana,     R
Raises high with the gopi's, the desires pleasing heart,

(Em D A7II AII)
samasta-guna-gana-dhāma     R
harbours all the good quality.

(8)

(D A BmI)
jāmuna-jīvana, keli-parāyana
Yamuna's life He is, immersed in games of love.

(Em D AI)
mānasa-candra-cakora     R
the gopi's Cakora-mind He is a moon.

(F#m E F#mI)
nāma-sudhā-rasa, gāo krishna-jas'a,     R
O mind attend to this, sing the praise of Krishna,

(Em D A7II AII)
rākho vacana mana mora     R
holy names filled with nectar.

Exit:
(D Bm Em  Bm A F#m E F#m
Em D G Bm)

 


 


Gaurānga Karunā Koro

by: Narottama Dāsa Thhākur

'Please Be Merciful Lord Gauranga'

 

Intro:
(Em Bm C Esus4 C D Em Bm G D Esus4 Em)

 

(1)

(Em BmI C)
gaurānga karunā koro,
Heer Gauranga Your mercy,

(Em D GII Bm)
dīna hīna jane
to this destitute soul,

(C D Em D)
mo-samo patita prabhu,
fallen like me o Lord,

(GII D7II E4sus Em)
nāhi tribhuvane.     R
there's no one in the three worlds.

(2)

(G BmII)
dante trina dhori gaura,
Holding grass between my teeth Gaura,

(DIEmBmI)
dāki he tomār
I 'm calling out for You,

(C D Em CI)
kripā kori eso āmār,
have mercy please come to my,

(GIID 7IIE4sus Em)
hridoya mandire.    R
temple of the heart.



(G Bm D E Dm G C D Em Bm C D G)

*

(3)

(Em BmIC)
jadi doyā nā koribe,
If You don't give Your mercy,

(Em D GII Bm)
patita dekhiyā
seeing me so fallen,

(C D Em D)
patita pāvana nāma.
named 'Savior of the Fallen',

(GII D7II E4sus Em)
kisera lāgiyā.    R
why are you known that way?

(4)

(G BmII)
podeci bhava tuphāne,
I've fallen in this wordly whirlpool,

(D I EmBmI)
nāhika nistār.
there is no escape,

(C D Em C I)
s'rī carana taranī dāne,
by Your divine feet like a boat given,

(GID7I E4susI Em)
dāse kora pār    R
help Your servant across.



(G Bm D EDm G C D Em Bm C D G)

*

(5)

(Em BmIC)
s'rī krishna caitanya prabhu,
Lord Krishna Caitanya prabhu,

(Em D GIIBm)
dāser anudās
this servant of your servant,

(C D Em D)
prārthanā koraye sadā,
will always make this prayer,

(GIID7II E4sus Em)
narottama dās.    R
it's Narottama Dāsa.

 

 


Mahāmantra IV

(traditional melody)




Intro:
(Am Bdim C Bdim Am G 
Am Bdim C Dm Em F G C)

(C FI C)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA
(C FI C)
KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
(GI FI)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA
(GI C)
RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE            R

 

(C GI)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA
(C GI)
KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
(Gm FI)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA
(FI GI)
RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE            R

from the beginning tempo 2 to here and then:

(C FI C)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA
(C FI C)
KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE
(GI FI)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA
(GI C)
RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE            R

 

Exit:
(Am Bdim C Bdim Am G 
Am Bdim C Dm Em F G C)


 


Album III


 

 

 

Dālālera Gītā

'The Song of the broker'

from 'Vaishnava-Siddhānta-Mālā'

by Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

 

Intro:
(Bm F#m A F#m D C#m E F#m D A E A)

(1)

(BmI F#mI)
boro sukher kharbor gāi,
I sing of happy tidings,

(AII F#mI)
boro sukher kharbor gāi     R
I sing of happy tidings,

(D Cm F#m I E F#m)
surabhi-kuńjete nāmer hāt kule 'che     R
In Surabhi Kunja a market is opened,

(D AII E A)
khoda nitāi khoda nitāi.
Through Nityānanda... Through Nityānanda

(2)

(BmI F#m)
boro mojār kathā tāy,
The news of the great result is,

(AII F#mI)
boro mojār kathā tāy     R
the news of the great result is...

(D Cm F#mI E F#m)
s'raddhā-mūlye s'uddha-nām(a) sei hāthete bikāy     R
That he sells the name for the price of your belief,

(D AII E A)
khoda nitāi, khoda nitāi.
Through Nityānanda... Through Nityānanda.



(D Bm F#m A Bm Cm D F#m D F#m E F#m D E A)

*

(3)

(BmI F#m)
jata bhakta-brinda basi,
Nitai the owner of the market

(AII F#mI)
jata bhakta-brinda basi'     R
Nitai the owner of the market

(D Cm F#m I E F#m)
adhikārī dekhe'nām(a) becche daro kasi     R
With devotees he negotiates about the name,

(D AII E A)
khoda nitāi, khoda nitāi.
Through Nityānanda... Through Nityānanda.

(4)

(BmI F#m)
jadi nām(a) kinbe, bhāi,
O brother, do you want to buy the name,

(AII F#mI)
jadi nām(a) kinbe, bhāi     R
O brother, do you want to buy the name,

(D Cm F#m I E F#m)
āmār sange calo mahājaner kāche jāi     R
come with me to the presence of that great soul.

(D AII E A)
khoda nitāi, khoda nitāi.
Through Nityānanda... Through Nityānanda.


(D Bm E C#m F#m D G#dim E A)

*

(5)

(BmI F#m)
tumi kinbe krishna-nām(a),
You will buy Krishna's name,

(AII F#mI)
tumi kinbe krishna-nām(a)     R
You will buy Krishna's name,

(D Cm F#m I E F#m)
dasturi loibo āmi pūrna ha'be kām(a)     R
I take my share and all our desires will be fulfilled.

(D AII E A)
khoda nitāi, khoda nitāi.
Through Nityānanda... Through Nityānanda.

(6)

(BmI F#m)
boro doyāi nityānanda,
Nitai is very merciful

(AII F#mI)
boro doyāi nityānanda     R
Nitai is very merciful.

(D Cm F#m I E F#m)
s'raddhā-mātra lo 'ye den parama-ānanda     R
For just belief he offers the highest ecstasy.

(D AII E A)
khoda nitāi, khoda nitāi.
Through Nityānanda... Through Nityānanda.



(F#m C#m E D A Bm C#m D E
D C#m D E)
*

(7)

(BmI F#m)
ek-bār dekhle cakshe jal,
Once he sees your tears...

(AII F#mI)
ek-bār dekhle cakshe jal     R
Once he sees your tears...

(D Cm F#m I EF#m)
'gaura' bole' nitāi den sakala sambal     R
then he'll give you all you need.

(D AII E A)
khoda nitāi, khoda nitāi.
Through Nityānanda... Through Nityānanda.

(8)

(BmI F#m)
den s'uddha krishna-s'ikshā,
He gives the pure teaching of Krishna

(AII F#mI)
den s'uddha krishna-s'ikshā     R
He gives the pure teaching of Krishna

(D Cm F#m I E F#m)
jāti dhana vidyā bala nā kore apekshā     R
Anyone irrespective birth, possessions, knowledge or strength.

(D AII E A)
khoda nitāi, khoda nitāi.
Through Nityānanda... Through Nityānanda.



(D Bm E C#m F#m D G#dim E A)
*

(9)

(BmI F#m)
amani chāde' māyā-jāl,
Forsaking māyā's illusion trap,

(AII F#m I)
amani chāde māyā-jāl
Forsaking māyā's illusion trap     R,

(D Cm F#m I E F#m)
grihe thāko bāne thāko, nā thāke janjāl     R
staying home or in the forest, there are no problems anymore,

(D AII E A)
khoda nitāi, khoda nitāi.
Through Nityānanda... Through Nityānanda.

(10)

(BmI F#m)
ār nāiko kalir bhoy,
There's no fear anymore in Kali's time

(AII F#m I)
ār nāiko kalir bhoy     R
There's no fear anymore in Kali's time

(D Cm F#m I E F#m)     R
ācandāle den nām(a) nitāi doyāmoy
Nitai merciful, gives the name even to the lowest.

(D AII E A)
khoda nitāi, khoda nitāi.
Through Nityānanda... Through Nityānanda.



(D Bm F#m A Bm Cm D F#m D F#m E F#m D E A)

*

(11)

(BmI F#m)
bhaktivinod(a) dāki'koy,
Bhaktivinoda cries out,

(AII F#m I)
bhaktivinod(a) dāki'koy     R
Bhaktivinoda cries out,

(D Cm F#mI E F#m)
nitāi-caran binā ar nahi ās'roy     R
Lord Nitai's lotusfeet are the only refuge.

(D AII E A)
khoda nitāi, khoda nitāi.
Through Nityānanda... Through Nityānanda.

 

Exit:
(Bm F#m A F#m D C#m E F#m D A E A)


 


Krishna Murāri 

'Mama Mana Mandire'

"In the Temple of My Heart"

by Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

 

 Intro:
(Am F G Am C Dm Bdim C Bdim C Dm G)

(AmIII G Em) 
mama mana mandire
In the temple of my heart,

(C EmI Am) 
raha nis'i-din
please stay night and day.

(EmI Am C F C)
krishna murāri s'rī krishna murāri             R
Krishna-Murāri, Lord Krishna Murāri    

(AmII C Dm F) 
bhakti priti mālā candan          R
My devotion love, flowers and incense.  

(Dm C) 
tumi nio he nio
You please accept, o please accept,

(GI FII)
cita-nandan            R
O delighter of the heart.  

 

(Am)
jīvana marana
In life or in death,

(EmI GIII)
tava pūjā nivedan          R
the worship of You!

(Am)
nayana jamunā
from my eyes a river,

(EmI GIII)  
jhare anibār          R
flows incessantly,

 

(D AmII CI D)  
sundara he mana hārī          R
o Beautiful One, o Lord of the Mind,

(D AmII CI D)
tomāra virahe giridhārī          R
(my tears) in separation, o Lifter of the Hill!

 (D AmI C D )
eso nanda kumār ār nanda kumār            R
please come o Son of Nanda, and son of Nanda,

 

(D C D AmII Em)
habe prema pradīpe āroti tomār
there wil be with the lamp of love the lightoffering,

(C D Am EmI)
prema pradīpe āroti tomār
with the lamp of love the lightoffering.  

 

(C D Am EmI)
bandana gāne tava bajuk jīvana          R
may I pass my life In songs praising You!

(EmI Am C F C I)
krishna murāri s'ri krishna murāri
Krishna-Murāri, Lord Krishna Murāri

 

Exit:
(Am F G Am C Dm Bdim C Bdim C Dm G C)






Kabe Ha'be Bolo (Vijńapti)

by Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

Spiritual Request

'When Will that Day be Mine?'


Intro:
(G F Dm C Am Dm Am Dm C G Dm Am G)
 

(G F Dm C Am)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?

(GI FIDm GII C)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?

(1)

(Dm AmIIDm C)
(āmār) aparādha ghuci', s'uddha nāme ruci,
With no offenses, and the taste increasing,

(GI Dm AmIIGII)
kripā-bale ha'be hridoye sańcār
when will your mercy shine in my heart?

 

(2)

(G F Dm C Am)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?

(GI FIDm GII C)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār

When will that day be mine?  

(Dm AmII Dm C)
trinādhika hīna, kabe nije māni',
Lower than a straw, tolerant as a tree,

(GIDm AmIIGII)
sahishnutā-guna hridoyete āni'
when do I attain that quality of mind?

(Dm AmIIDm C)
sakale mānada, āpani amānī,
Respecting all, expecting no honor,

(GI Dm AmIIGII)
ho'ye āswādibo nāma-rasa-sār
nectar sublime tasting of the name.



(Dm Gm C F Dm Bb C F Dm Gm C F Dm C F)

*

(3)

(G F Dm C Am)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?

(GI FIDm GII C)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?  

(Dm AmII Dm C)
dhana jana āra, kobitā-sundarī
Wealth or followers, female beauty,

(GI Dm AmII GII)
bolibo nā cāhi deho-sukha-kari
I do not care about or any comfort!

(Dm AmII Dm C)
janme-janme dāo, ohe gaurahari!
Grant me life after life, o Lord Caitanya,

(GI Dm AmII GII)
ahaitukī bhakti carane tomār
devotion non-desiring at Your Lotusfeet.

(4)

(G F Dm C Am)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?

(GI FIDm GII C)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār

When will that day be mine?  

(Dm AmII Dm C)
(kabe) korite s'rī-krishna- nāma uccārana,
Uttering Krishna Krishna, with a voice choked up,

(GI Dm AmII GII)
pulakita deho gadgada bacana
and the body thereto shivering.

(Dm AmII Dm C)
vaibarnya-vepathu ha'be sanghatana,
When will I tremble, with a paling face,

(GI Dm AmII G II)
nirantara netre ba'be as'ru-dhār
and will streams of tears well from my eyes?



(Dm Gm C F Dm Bb C F Dm Gm C F Dm C F)

*

(5)

(G F Dm C Am)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?

(GI FIDm GII C)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?  

(Dm AmII Dm C)
kabe navadwīpe, suradhunī-tate,
In Navadvīpa, at the shore of the Ganges

(GI Dm AmII G)
gaura-nityānanda boli' nishkapate
Cry out Gaura-Nitai, surrendered.

(Dm AmII Dm C)
nāciyā gāiyā, bedāibo chute,
Dancing, singing, running all around,

(GI Dm AmII G II)
bātulera prāya chāriyā bicār
when will I be half-mad in my mind?

 

(6)

(G F Dm C Am)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?

(GI FIDm GII C)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?  

(Dm AmII Dm C)
kabe nityānanda, more kori' doyā,
When will Nitai, be merciful to me,

(GI Dm AmII GII)
chādāibe mora vishayera māyā
and will I discard the world called māyā?

(Dm AmII Dm C)
diyā more nija- caranera chāyā,
Place me in the shadow, of Your lotus feet,

(GI Dm AmII GII)
nāmera hātete dibe adhikār
let the right to speak the name be all mine.



(Dm Gm C F Dm Bb C F Dm Gm C F Dm C F)

*

(7)

(G F Dm C Am)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?

(G I FIDm GII C)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?  

(Dm AmII Dm C)
kinibo, luthibo, hari-nāma-rasa,
I'll fear nothing, for the nectar of the name,

(GI Dm AmII GII)
nāma rase māti' hoibo bibas'a
the effect of it for sure will astound me.

(Dm AmII Dm C)
rasera rasika- caranera paras'a,
O enjoyer of the name, when will I touch them,

(G I Dm AmII GII)
koriyā mojibo rase anibār
Your lotusfeet till the end of time

(8)

(G F Dm C Am)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?

(GI FIDm GII C)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?  

(Dm AmIIDm C)
kabe jībe doyā, hoibe udoya,
When for all souls, appears compassion,

(GI Dm AmII GII)
nija-sukha bhuli' sudina-hridoya
with a heart free of selfpity?

(Dm AmIIDm C)
bhakativinoda, koriyā-vinoya,
Bhaktivinod prays, I'll make a beginning,

(GI Dm AmII GII)
s'rī-ājnā-thahala koribe pracār
with the preaching of Your sublime mission.
_

(G F Dm C Am)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?

(GI FI Dm GII C)
kabe ha'be bolo se-dina āmār
When will that day be mine?  

 

 
Exit:
(G F Dm C Am Dm Am Dm C G Dm Am G C)



 




S'rī Rādhikāshtakam

by Krishnadāsa Kavirāja

(from Govinda Lilāmrita

 

Intro:
(C Dm C  F C Dm C
C F Dm C G Dm F C)

(1)

(C Dm C I F C I Dm C)
kumkumākta-kāncanābja-garva-hāri-gaurabhā
Golden colored with kumkuma of a lotus she steals the pride,

(F I Dm C G I Dm G II C)
pītanāńcitābja-gandha-kīrti nindi-saurabhā
Her fragrance mocks the aroma of a that flower speckled with saffron.

(C G I F II G III F II G I C)
ballaves'a-sūnu-sarva-vāńchitārtha-sādhikā
Capable she fulfills all desires of the son of the cowherd-king.

(Dm I F I Dm G II G I F II G 7 C)
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā       R
May Sri Rādhā bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet.


(C G F C F G C
Dm F Dm G F G7)

*

(2)

(C Dm C I F C I Dm C)
kauranvinda-kānti-nindi-citra-paththa-s'āthikā
The color of her silken Sari, embarrasses the color of coral,

(F I Dm C G I Dm G II C)
krishna-matta-bhringa-keli-phulla-pushpa-vātikā
she is a flowergarden where a mad bee plays that is called Krishna.

(C G I F II G III F II G I C)
krishna-nitya-sangamārtha-padma-bandhu-rādhikā
For the constant association of Krishna is Rādhā bound in worship.

(Dm I F I Dm G II G I F II G 7 C)
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā       R
May Sri Rādhā bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet

(3)

(C Dm C I F C I Dm C)
saukumārya-srishtha-palla-vāli-kīrti-nigrahā
Her tenderness defeats, that of newly grown green leaves,

(F I Dm C G I Dm G II C)
candra-candanotpalendu-sevya-s'īta-vigrahā
she's is freshness herself, camphor. lotus and moon,

(C G I F II G III F II G I C)
svābhimars'a-ballavīs'a-kāma-tāpa-bādhikā
Her touch cools the loving desire of the master of the gopis,

(Dm I F I Dm G II G I F II G 7 C)
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā       R
May Sri Rādhā bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet


(G Am Bdim C Dm Em F G
Em F G Am Bdim Am G C)

*

(4)

(C Dm C I F C I Dm C)
vis'va-vandya-yauvatābhivanditāpi yā ramā
Although Laksmi is worshiped, by all girls of glory in the world,

(F I Dm C G I Dm G II C)
rūpa-navya-yauvanādi-sampadā na yat-samā
is she nothing compared to Rādhā, in beauty, youth and nature,

(C G I F II G III F II G I C)
s'īla-hārdya-līlayā ca sā yato 'sti nādhikā
Nobody in heaven or on earth, exceeds her in qualities and in the game.

(Dm I F I Dm G II G I F II G 7 C)
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā       R
May Sri Rādhā bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet.

  (5)

(C Dm C I F C I Dm C)
rāsa-lāsya-gīta-narma-sat-kalādi-panditā
She is very skilled, in dancing, singing and all that,

(F I Dm C G I Dm G II C)
prema-ramya-rūpa-ves'a-sad-gunāli-nanditā
a loving nature, the greatest beauty, of all quality and clad perfect,

(C G I F II G III F II G I C)
vis'va-navya-gopa-yoshid-ālito 'pi yādhikā
of even the widely praised damsels of Vraja, she's is the very best!

(Dm I F I Dm G II G I F II G 7 C)
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā       R
May Sri Rādhā bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet.


(G Am Bdim C Dm Em F G
Em F G Am Bdim Am G C)

*

(6)

 (C Dm C I F C I Dm C)
nitya-navya-rūpa-keli-krishna-bhāva-sampadā
With her always blossoming beauty, her deeds and feelings for Krishna,

(F I Dm C G I Dm G II C)
krishna-rāga-bandha-gopa-yauvateshu-kampadā
does she create happiness in the hearts, of the gopi's at her side.

(C G I F II G III F II G I C)
krishna-rūpa-ves'a-keli-lagna-sat-samādhikā
Krishna's form, clothes, ornaments and play, she always meditates.

(Dm I F I Dm G II G I F II G 7 C)
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā       R
May Sri Rādhā bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet.

(7)

(C Dm C I F C I Dm C)
sveda-kampa-kantakās'ru-gadgadādi-sańcitā
By the signs of ecstacy of sweating, trembling and hairs on end,

(F I Dm C G I Dm G II C)
marsha-harsha-vāmatādi-bhāva-bhūshanāncitā
tears, choked up, anger, joy, contrariness, is she differently adorned.

(C G I F II G III F II G I C)
krishna-netra-toshi-ratna-mandanāli-dādhikā
She dresses up with beautiful things to delight the eyes of her Krishna,

(Dm I F I Dm G II G I F II G 7 C)
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā       R
May Sri Rādhā bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet


(C G F C F G C
Dm F Dm G F G7)

*

(8)

 (C Dm C I F C I Dm C)
yā kshanārdha-krishna-viprayoga-santatoditā
Separated from her Krishna, but for a single moment,

(F I Dm C G I Dm G II C)
neka-dainya-cāpalādi-bhāva-vrinda-moditā
She suffers badly, is all restless, with many other symptoms too.

(C G I F II G III F II G I C)
yatna-labdha-krishna-sanga-nirgatākhilādhikā
Regaining Krishna's association, her anguish quickly flies away,

(Dm I F I Dm G II G I F II G 7 C)
mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā       R
May Sri Rādhā bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet

 (9)

(C Dm C I F C I Dm C)
ashthakena yas tv anena nanti krishna-vallabhām
Even Parvati and others like her, cannot get to see Krishna's dearest,

(F I Dm C G I Dm G II C)
dars'ane 'pi s'ailajādi-yoshidāli-durlabhām
But he who honors her with these eight verses

(C G I F II G III F II G I C)
krishna-sanga-nanditātma-dāsya-sīdhu-bhājanam
will by her, delighted with Krishna, fast be granted the nectar of her service,

(Dm I F I Dm G II G I F II G 7 C)
tam karoti nanditāli-sancayās'u sā janam       R
and enter the assembly of her equally delighted friends.


Intro:
(C Dm C  F C Dm C
C F Dm C G Dm F C)





Rādhā-Krishna Bol

by Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

from Gītāvalī
S'rī Nagar Kīrtan: S'rī Nāma - 4
(Congregational chanting in public places)

 

  Intro:
(D G A Dm A Bm Em C#dim D A Bm A D Bm A)

(1)

(D Em AII D AI EmI A)
rādhā-krishna 'bol bol bolo re sobāi    R
"Radha-Krishna!" chant, chant Everyone chant!

(D AII G Em)
(ei) s'ikhā diyā, sab nadīyā,
When they came dancing, through Nadia,

(AII Em AI A)
phirche nece' gaura-nitāi    R
it was taught by Caitanya and Nitai:

(D Em A Bm GIII A Bm)  
haribol, bolo bolo bolo re sobāi. 
   R
Of the Lord: chant, chant everyone chant!

 (2)

(D Em AII D AI EmI A)
rādhā-krishna 'bol bol bolo re sobāi     R
"Radha-Krishna!" chant, chant Everyone chant!

(D AII G Em)
(miche) māyār bos'e, jāccho bhese',
caught in a whirlpool of senseless action,

(AII Em AI A)
khāccho hābudubu, bhāi.    R
one's sinking lower and lower.

(D Em A Bm GIII A Bm)  
haribol, bolo bolo bolo re sobāi. 
   R
Of the Lord: chant, chant everyone chant!


(D G A D A Em A D A G Em A
D Em A Bm G A Bm G A D)

*

(3)

(D Em AII D AI EmI A)
rādhā-krishna 'bol bol bolo re sobāi     R
"Radha-Krishna!" chant, chant Everyone chant!

(D AII G Em)
(jīv) krishna-dās, e vis'vās,
of krishna the eternal servant,

(AII Em AI A)
korle to' ār duhkha nāi.    R
know thus the spirit soul to be.

(D Em A Bm GIII A Bm)  
haribol, bolo bolo bolo re sobāi. 
   R
Of the Lord: chant, chant everyone chant!

(4)

(D Em AII D AI EmI A)
rādhā-krishna 'bol bol bolo re sobāi     R
"Radha-Krishna!" chant, chant Everyone chant!

(D AII G Em)
(krishna) bolbe jabe, pulak ha'be,
Chanting krishna fills your eyes with tears,

(AII Em AI A)
jhorbe ānkhi, boli tāi.    R
your body will shiver in ecstasy.

(D Em A Bm GIII A Bm)  
haribol, bolo bolo bolo re sobāi. 
    R
Of the Lord: chant, chant everyone chant!


(D Em A D A Em A D A G Em A Em
A D Em A Bm G D A Bm A D)

*

(5)

(D Em AII D AI EmI A)
rādhā-krishna 'bol bol bolo re sobāi  R
"Radha-Krishna!" chant, chant Everyone chant!

(D AII G Em)
(rādhā) krishna'bolo, sange calo,
chant"Radha-krishna" and join in.

(AII Em AI A)
ei-mātra bhikshā cāi.    R
is the only alm we beg of you.

(D Em A Bm GIII A Bm)  
haribol, bolo bolo bolo re sobāi. 
   R
Of the Lord: chant, chant everyone chant!  

(6)

(D Em AII D AI EmI A)
rādhā-krishna 'bol bol bolo re sobāi   R
"Radha-Krishna!" chant, chant Everyone chant!

(D AII G Em)
(jay) sakal vipod bhaktivinod,
All dangers gone says Bhaktivinod,

(AII Em AI A)
bole, jakhon o-nām gāi.    R
when the singing of the name is done.

(D Em A Bm GIII A Bm)  
haribol, bolo bolo bolo re sobāi. 
   R
Of the Lord: chant, chant everyone chant!  


Exit:
(D G A Dm A Bm Em C#dim D A Bm A D Bm A D)



 

 Mānasa Deho Geho

by Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

from S'arangati: Ātma-nivedana - 3

 

Intro :
(Bb Ab Bb Bbma7 Cm Bb Dm Cm Fadd9 Ebma7/9 F7 Bb)

(1)

(Bb Ab Bb Dm Cm Bb)
mānasa deho, geho, jo kichu mor
Mind, body, and family, whatever may be mine,

(D m Eb F Ebma7 F F7 Bb)
arpilun tuwā pade, nanda-kis'or!    R
I have surrendered atYour lotus feet, O youthful son of Nanda!

(2)

(F Bb Eb Dm Cm Bb)
sampade vipade, jīvane-marane  R
In good fortune or in bad, in life or at death,

(Bb Ab Bb Cm F Bb)
dāy mama gelā, tuwā o-pada varane   R
all my troubles are away having chosen Your feet as my only shelter.



(F Bb Eb Gm Cm Bb Cm F Cm Bm)

*

(3)

(Bb Ab Bb Dm Cm Bb)
mārobi rākhobi - jo icchā tohāra
Slay me or protect me as You wish,

(D m Eb F Ebma7 F F7 Bb)
nitya-dāsa prati tuwā adhikāra   R
for You are the master of Your eternal servant.

(4)

(F Bb Eb Dm Cm Bb)
janmāobi moe icchā jadi tor    R
If it is Your will that I be born again,

(Bb Ab Bb Cm F Bb)
bhakta-grihe jani janma hau mor    R
then may it be in the home of Your devotee.



(Bb Ab Bb Cm Eb Bb Cm F Bb)

*

(5)

(Bb Ab Bb Dm Cm Bb)
kītha janma hau jathā tuwā dās
May I be born again even as a worm, so long as I may remain Your devotee.

(D m Eb F Ebma7 F F7 Bb)
bahir-mukha brahmā-janme nāhi ās'    R
I have no desire to be born as a Brahmā averse to You.

(6)

(Bb Ab Bb Cm F Bb)
bhukti-mukti-sprihā vihīna je bhakta    R
I yearn for the company of that devotee who is completely devoid

(Bb Ab Bb Cm F Bb)
labhaite tānko sanga anurakta    R
of all desire for worldly enjoyment or liberation.



(F Bb Eb Gm Cm Bb Cm F Cm Bm)

*

(7)

(Bb Ab Bb Dm Cm Bb)
janaka, jananī, dayita, tanay
Father, mother, lover, son, Lord,

(D m Eb F Ebma7 F F7 Bb)
prabhu, guru, pati - tuhū sarva-moy    R
Lord, preceptor, and husband;; You are everything to me.

(8)

(Bb Ab Bb Cm F Bb)
bhakativinoda kohe, suno kāna!    R
Thakura Bhaktivinoda says, "O Kana, please hear me!

(Bb Ab Bb Cm F Bb)
rādhā-nātha! tuhun hāmāra parāna    R
O Lord of Rādhā, You are my life and soul!"

Exit :
(Bb Ab Bb Bbma7 Cm Bb Dm Cm Fadd9 Ebma7/9 F7 Bb)  



Kiba Jaya Jaya Gaurācānder
(Gaura Ārati)

by S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

The ceremony of worshiping Lord Gauranga

(from Gītāvalī: Ārati Kīrtan 2)

 

 Intro:
(Eb Ab Bb Cm Eb Cm Ab Cm Fm Bb Cm)

 

(1)

(C7 Ab Bb Cm Eb Cm Bb Ab)
(kiba) jaya jaya gorācānder āratiko s'obhā
All glories to Lord Gaura's beautiful ārati,

(Eb Fm Bb Cm)
jāhnavī-tatha-vane jaga-mano-lobhā      R
at the banks of the Jāhnavi [Ganges] it attracts the minds everywhere.

 

Refrain 1):

(Fm Bb Cm) (2: Fm Ab Cm)
gauranger āratiko s'obhā       R
Lord Gaura's beautiful ārati,

(Eb Fm Bb Cm) (2: Fm Eb Bb Cm)
gauranger āratiko s'obhā, jaga-jana-mano-lobhā     R
Lord Gaura's beautiful ārati, attracts the minds of the universe,

(Eb Fm Eb Bb Cm) (2: Cm Fm Eb Bb Cm)
nitaigaura haribol, haribol, haribol, haribol      R
sing of Nitai and Gauranga, sing the Lord His name.

 

(2)

(C7 Ab Bb Cm Eb Cm Bb Ab)
dakshine nitāi-cānd, vāme, gadādhara
At Nitai's right side stands Gadādhara,

(Eb Fm Bb Cm)
nikathe adwaita, s'rīnivāsa chatra-dhara      R
left Advaita and Srinivāsa holds the umbrella.

(3)

(C7 Ab Bb Cm Eb Cm Bb Ab)
bosiyāche gorācānd ratna-simhāsane
|Caitanya is seated on a jeweled throne,

(Eb Fm Bb Cm)
ārati korena brahmā-ādi deva-gane      R
and ārati is performed by the godly led by Brahmā.

(4)

(C7 Ab Bb Cm Eb Cm Bb Ab)
narahari-ādi kori' cāmara dhulāya
Narahari and others fan him with cāmara's,

(Eb Fm Bb Cm)
sańjaya-mukunda-vāsu-ghos-ādi gāya      R
with Sanjaya, Mukunda and Vāsu singing sweet kīrtana.

(5)

(C7 Ab Bb Cm Eb Cm Bb Ab)
s'ankha bāje ghanthā bāje bāje karatāla
Conchshells resound, bells are ringing, karatāla's are heard,

(Eb Fm Bb Cm)
madhura mridanga bāje parama rasāla      R
sweet plays the mrdanga, how supreme the mood.

 

Refrain 2)

(Fm Bb Cm) (2: Fm Ab Cm)
s'ankha bāje ghanthā bāje     R
Conchshells resound, bells are ringing,

(Eb Fm Bb Cm) (2: Fm Eb Bb Cm)
s'ankha bāje ghanthā bāje, madhur madhur madhur bāje     R
Conchshells resound, bells are ringing, sweetly o so sweet it sings,

(Eb Fm Eb Bb Cm) (2: Cm Fm Eb Bb Cm)
nitaigaura haribol, haribol, haribol, haribol      R
sing of Nitai and Gauranga, sing the Lord His name.

(6)

(C7 Ab Bb Cm Eb Cm Bb Ab)
bahu-koti candra jini vadana ujjvala
The brilliance of His face outshines millions of moons,

(Eb Fm Bb Cm)
gala-des'e vana-mālā kore jhalamala     R
and the garland around his neck radiates.

(7)

(C7 Ab Bb Cm Eb Cm Bb Ab)
s'iva-s'uka-nārada preme gada-gada
S'iva, S'uka and Nārada choked up in ecstatic love,

(Eb Fm Bb Cm)
bhakativinoda dekhe gorāra sampada     R
thus envisions Bhaktivinod the glory of Gaura.

 

Refrain l)

(Fm Bb Cm) (2: Fm Ab Cm)
gauranger āratiko s'obhā       R
Lord Gaura's beautiful ārati,

(Eb Fm Bb Cm) (2: Fm Eb Bb Cm)
gauranger āratiko s'obhā, jaga-jana-mano-lobhā     R
Lord Gaura's beautiful ārati, attracts the minds of the universe,

(Eb Fm Eb Bb Cm) (2: Cm Fm Eb Bb Cm)
nitaigaura haribol, haribol, haribol, haribol      R
sing of Nitai and Gauranga, sing the Lord His name.

 Exit:
(Eb Ab Bb Cm Eb Cm Ab Cm Fm Bb Cm)

 


Sapārshada-bhagavad-viraha-janita-vilāpa
(Je ānilo)

by: Narottama Dāsa Thhākur

Lamentation Due to Separation from the Lord and His Associates

(from Prarthāna)

 

Intro:

(Dm Am C Dm Gm dm C Edim Gm  C Dm Gm Dm Gm6 C F)

(1)

(Dm Am C Dm Gm DmI CII C)
je ānilo prema-dhana korunā pracur    R
Who brought the gift of love, was full compassion?

(C7 Gm C DmI Gm DmI Gm7 C F Dm7)
heno prabhu kothā gelā ācārya-thhākur     R
Where has a master like S'rīnīvāsa Ācārya gone ?  

 (2)

(Dm Am C Dm Gm DmI CII C)
kāhā mora swarūp rūpa kāhā sanātan    R
 Where are Svarūpa Dāmodara, Rupa Gosvāmī and Sanātana?

(C7 Gm C DmI Gm DmI Gm7 C F Dm7)
kāhā dāsa raghunātha patita-pāvan     R
Where is Raghunātha Dāsa, the savior of the fallen?  



(Dm Edim C F Bb Gm C Gm Edim Dm C F Bb C F)

*

 (3)

(Dm Am C Dm Gm DmI CII C)
kāhā mora bhaththa-juga kāhā kavirāj    R
Where are Raghunātha Bhaththa Gopāla Bhaththa, and Krishnadāsa Kavirāja?

(C7 Gm C DmI Gm DmI Gm7 C F Dm7)
eka-kāle kothā gelā gorā nata-rāj     R
Where did Lord Gaurānga, the great dancer, suddenly go?



(Dm Edim C F Bb Gm C Gm Edim Dm C F Bb C F)

*

(4)

(Dm Am C Dm Gm DmI CII C)
pāshāne kuthibo māthā anale pas'ibo    R
I'll bang my head against the rock and enter the fire,

(C7 Gm C DmI Gm DmI Gm7 C F Dm7)
gaurānga gunera nidhi kothā gele pābo     R
Where to find Lord Gaurānga, the reservoir of all that's good?

 (5)

(Dm Am C Dm Gm DmI CII C)
se-saba sangīra sange je koilo bilās    R
Unable to obtain the association of Lord Gaurānga

(C7 Gm C DmI Gm DmI Gm7 C F Dm7)
se-sanga nā pāiyā kānde narottama dās     R
and the companions to His pastimes, Narottama Dāsa simply weeps.

Exit:
(Dm Am C Dm Gm Dm C Edim Gm  C Dm Gm Dm Gm6 C F)


 


 S'rī Vaishnava Pranāma

(traditional mantra)

(Vaishnava greeting)

 

Intro:
(F C Dm C F Am Dm C)

(F C Dm C)
Vāńchā-kalpatarubhyas' ca kripā-sindhubhya eva ca 
Unto the desire trees, the certain oceans of mercy,

(F Am Dm C)
patitānām pāvanebhyo vaishnavebhyo namo namah      R
 the purifiers of the fallen souls; unto the Vaishnava's,
My respects again and again

 
(Gm Dm C Bb)
Vāńchā-kalpatarubhyas ca kripā-sindhubhya eva ca
Unto the desire trees, the certain oceans of mercy,

(Dm C Bb C Dm)
patitānām pāvanebhyo vaisnavebhyo namo namah      R
 the purifiers of the fallen souls; unto the Vaishnava's,
My respects again and again

 From the beginning: tempo 2, then slow in chorus:

(Gm Dm C Bb)
Vāńchā-kalpatarubhyas ca kripā-sindhubhya eva ca
Unto the desire trees, the certain oceans of mercy,

(Dm C Bb C Dm)
patitānām pāvanebhyo vaisnavebhyo namo namah
 the purifiers of the fallen souls; unto the Vaishnava's,
My respects again and again

Exit:
(F C Dm C F Am Dm C)
 




Sāvarana S'rī Gaura Mahimā

Narottama Dāsa Thhakur

The Glories of S'rī Gauranga
(from Prārthanā)

 

Intro:
(Ebm B C#m E G#m Bbdim B
C#m F# B G#m E C#m F# Ebm B C#m F# F# 7 Ebm F#
B Bbdim F# F# 7 B C# F#)

 1

(Ebm B C#m E G#m, Bbdim Ebm B C#m F# B)
gaurāngera duti pada, jār dhana sampada,     R
Who accepted the feet of Lord Gaura can understand

(G#m E C#m)
se jāne bhakati-rasa-sār
the true essence of devotional service.

(F# Ebm B C#m F# E, Ebm C#m B Bbdim F# Bbdim)
gaurānger madhura-līlā, jār karne praves'ilā,     R
If one wants to cleanse his heart, he must take

(B C#m F#)
hridoya nirma/la bhelo -tār
to the movement of Lord Caitanya

(B C#m F# C G#m Ema7 F# F#7 Ema7 F# B)

*

2

(Ebm B C#m E G#m, Bbdim Ebm B C#m F# B)
je gaurān-gera nāma loy, tāra hoy premodoy,    R
From His pastimes one will realize.

(G#m E C#m)
tāre mui jāi bolihāri
Bravo to Him, that is very excellent!

(F# Ebm B C#m F# E, Ebm C#m B Bbdim F# Bbdim)
gaurānga-gunete jhure, nitya-līlā tāre sphure,    R
Appreciating the pastimes feeling ecstasy, crying,

(B C#m F#)
se jana bhaka/ti adhi-kārī
will bring understanding the pastimes of Radha-Krsna



(F# Ebm E F# E F# Absus4 G# m C#m Eb)

3

(Ebm B C#m E G#m, Bbdim Ebm B C#m F# B)
gaurāngera sangi-gane, nitya-siddha kori' māne,    R
From Caitanya always together always free,

(G#m E C#m)
se jāy bra-jendra-suta-pās'
one instantly reaches the abode of Lord Krsna.

(F# Ebm B C#m F# E, Ebm C#m B Bbdim F# Bbdim)
s'rī-gauda-mandala-bhūmi, jebā jāne cintāmani,    R
To know that this land of Navadvipa

(B C#m F#)
tāra hoy braja-/bhūme-e bās
is as Vrndavana, means one has reached there.  

(B C#m F# C G#m Ema7 F# F#7 Ema7 F# B)

4

(Ebm B C#m E G#m, Bbdim Ebm B C#m F# B)
gaura-prema-rasārnave, s'e tarange jebā dube,    R
Diving deep in his ocean of bliss one becomes

(G#m E C#m)
se rādhā--mādhava-antaranga
one of the trustees of Radha and Krsna.

(F# Ebm B C#m F# E, Ebm C#m B Bbdim F# Bbdim)
grihe bā vanete thāke, 'hā gaurānga' bo'le dāke,    R
Whether householder or in the forest, if one only chants His name,

(B C#m F#)
narottama māge /tāra san-ga
Narottama prefers to be in the company of those.



Exit:
(Ebm B C#m E G#m Bbdim B
C#m F# B G#m E C#m F# Ebm B C#m F# F# 7 Ebm F#
B Bbdim F# F# 7 B C# F#)



 

Album IV


S'rīta Kamala

by S'rī Jayadeva Gosvāmī  

 

Intro:
(D Em F#m G A Bm A G  F#m Em G F#m D A D)

(1)

(A Bm AI Em D A Bm / Em D AI Bm A Em D)
s'rita-kamalākuca-mandala (he)        R
His feet marked with a lotus.

(F#m G BmIII AIII/ BmIII AIII D)
dhrita-kundala (e)        R
see His earrings!

(F#m G AIII BmIII G Em AII D / F#m G AIII BmIIIAIII G AIII D)
dhrita-kundala kalita-lalita-vanamālā
       R
See His earrings and His garland of forest flowers !

(A Bm D Em G AIII / DIIIBmIII G AIII D AI D)
jayajaya deva hare, jayajaya deva hare,
Glories, Glories, to Lord Hari.


(Bm G A Bm G A Em D A G A D Bm A D)

 *

(2)

(A Bm AI Em D A Bm / Em D AI Bm A Em D)
dina-mani-mandala-mandana (he)        R
His face shines like the disc of the sun.

(F#m G BmIII AIII/ BmIII AIII D)
bhava-khandana (e)        R
His love drives away.

(F#m G AIII BmIII G Em AII D / F#m G AIII BmIIIAIII G AIII D)
bhava-khandana muni-jana-mānasa-hamsa
       R
His love drives away, bringing peace to the swanlike sage.

(A Bm D Em G AIII / DIIIBmIII G AIII D AI D)
jayajaya deva hare, jayajaya deva hare,
Glories, Glories, to Lord Hari.

 

(3)

(A Bm AI Em D A Bm / Em D AI Bm A Em D)
kāliya-visadhara-gańjana (he)        R
Kāliya the serpent He destroyed.

(F#m G BmIII AIII/ BmIII AIII D)
jana-rańjana (e)        R
The beloved of all.

(F#m G AIII BmIII G Em AII D / F#m G AIII BmIIIAIII G AIII D)
jana-rańjana yadu-kula-nalina-dines'a
       R
The beloved of all, is the sun of the Yadu galaxy.

(A Bm D Em G AIII / DIIIBmIII G AIII D AI D)
jayajaya deva hare, jayajaya deva hare,
Glories, Glories, to Lord Hari.



(D C# dim  D G A D Em A F#m Bm Em Bm
A Em F#m7 A Em F#m7 A D Bm A G A D)

*  

(4)

(A Bm AI Em D A Bm / Em D AI Bm A Em D)
madhu-mura-naraka-vinās'ana (he)        R
Madhu, Mura, Naraka He defeated.

(F#m G BmIII AIII/ BmIII AIII D)
garudāsana (e)        R
On the back of Garuda!

(F#m G AIII BmIII G Em AII D / F#m G AIII BmIIIAIII G AIII D)
garudāsana sura-kula-keli-nidāna
       R
From Garuda, He brings all the virtuous the joy.

(A Bm D Em G AIII / DIIIBmIII G AIII D AI D)
jayajaya deva hare, jayajaya deva hare,
Glories, Glories, to Lord Hari.

 

(5)

(A Bm AI Em D A Bm / Em D AI Bm A Em D)
amala-kamala-dala-locana (he)        R
Clear as lotus petals are His eyes.

(F#m G BmIII AIII/ BmIII AIII D)
bhava-mocana (e)        R
His love liberates!

(F#m G AIII BmIII G Em AII D / F#m G AIII BmIIIAIII G AIII D)
bhava-mocana tribhuvana-bhuvana-nidhāna
       R
His love liberates; the three worlds He keeps in His hand.

(A Bm D Em G AIII / DIIIBmIII G AIII D AI D)
jayajaya deva hare, jayajaya deva hare,
Glories, Glories, to Lord Hari.

 

(D Em D F#m Em D A D Bm A)
 *  

(6)

(A Bm AI Em D A Bm / Em D AI Bm A Em D)
janaka-a-sutā-krita-bhūshana (he)        R
Of Janaka's sons He is the gem.

(F#m G BmIII AIII/ BmIII AIII D)
jita-dūshana (e)        R
Defeating all sin!

(F#m G AIII BmIII G Em AII D / F#m G AIII BmIIIAIII G AIII D)
jita-dūshana samara-s'amita-das'akantha
       R
Defeating all sin He fought, finished ten-head Rāvana.

(A Bm D Em G AIII / DIIIBmIII G AIII D AI D)
jayajaya deva hare, jayajaya deva hare,
Glories, Glories, to Lord Hari.

 

(7)

(A Bm AI Em D A Bm / Em D AI Bm A Em D)
abhinava-jaladhara-sundara (he)        R
Like a monsoon cloud the color of His skin.

(F#m G BmIII AIII/ BmIII AIII D)
dhrita-mandara (e)        R
How He lifted the hill!

(F#m G AIII BmIII G Em AII D / F#m G AIII BmIIIAIII G AIII D)
dhrta-mandara s'rī-mukhacandra-cakora
       R
How he lifted the hill! Moonface charming the sweet bird Rādhā.

(A Bm D Em G AIII / DIIIBmIII G AIII D AI D)
jayajaya deva hare, jayajaya deva hare,
Glories, Glories, to Lord Hari.



(D C# dim  D G A D Em A F#m Bm Em Bm
A Em F#m7 A Em F#m7 A D Bm A G A D)
 *  

(8)

(A Bm AI Em D A Bm / Em D AI Bm A Em D)
tava-caranam pranata vayam (he)        R
At Your Lotus feet I throw myself down.

(F#m G BmIII AIII/ BmIII AIII D)
iti bhāvaya (e)        R
Have mercy on me.

(F#m G AIII BmIII G Em AII D / F#m G AIII BmIII AIII G AIII D)
iti bhāvaya kuru kus'alam pranateshu
       R
Have mercy on me, blessing of the Kuru dynasty.

(A Bm D Em G AIII / DIIIBmIII G AIII D AI D)
jayajaya deva hare, jayajaya deva hare,
Glories, Glories, to Lord Hari.

 

(9)

(A Bm AI Em D A Bm / Em D AI Bm A Em D)
s'ri-jayadeva-kaver idam (he)        R
Jayadeva wrote this for You.

(F#m G BmIII AIII/ BmIII AIII D)
kurute mudam (e)        R
Devoted to You.

(F#m G AIII BmIIIG Em AII D / F#m G AIII BmIII AIII G AIII D)
kurute mudam mangalam ujjvala-gītam
       R
Devoted to You, favoring You with this shining song.

(A Bm D Em G AIII / DIIIBmIII G AIII D AI D)
jayajaya deva hare, jayajaya deva hare,
Glories, Glories, to Lord Hari.

Exit:
(D Em F#m G A Bm A G  F#m Em G F#m D A D)


 


 

Ishtha-deve Vijńapti

by Narottama Dāsa Thhākur

Prayer to One's Beloved Lord
(from Prārthanā)

 

Intro:
  (G Em D C D, G Am Bm C D)

 (G Em D C D, G Am Bm C D)
hari hari! bifale janama gonāinu       R
O Lord Hari I have spent my life uselessly

1

(D Am Em D)
manushya-janama pāiyā, rādhā-krishna nā bhajiyā
My human birth was useless, n0t worshiping Radha and Krsna

(Em D C Bm Em (F#m), C D Em Bm Am Em (F#m))
jāniyā s'uniyā bisha khāinu       R
knowingly I have drunk the poison

 

(G D Em C D Em Am Bm C D
Bm Am G F#dim Am Bm C D)

2

(D Am Em D)
golokera prema-dhana, hari-nāma-sankīrtana,
Goloka 's love-treasure: the lord His name, singing it all together,

(Em D C Bm Em, C D Em Bm Am Em (Dm))
rati nā janmilo kene tāy       R
Why had it no appeal before to me ?

(D Am Em D)
samsāra-bishānale, dibā-nis'i hiyā jwale,
The worldly day and night, my heart burns of that poison

(Em D C Bm Em, C D Em Bm Am Em (Dm))
jurāite nā koinu upāy       R
and I cared not for the way to put it to an end.

(F#dim G Am G C D Em G C Am D Bm G)

3

(D Am Em D)
brajendra-nandana jei, s'acī-suta hoilo sei,
Krishna son of the Vraja King, became the son of Saci

(Em D C Bm Em, C D Em Bm Am Em (Dm))
balarāma hoilo nitāi       R
and Balarāma turned into Nityānanda.

(D Am Em D)
dīna-hīna jata chilo, hari-nāme uddhārilo,
All souls low and wretched, were delivered by the name,

(Em D C Bm Em, C D Em Bm Am Em (Dm))
tāra s'ākshī jagāi mādhāi       R
thus one sees with Jagai and Madhai.

 

(G D Em C D Em Am Bm C D
Bm Am G F#dim Am Bm C D)

4

(D Am Em D)
hā hā prabhu nanda-suta, vrishabhānu-sutā-juta,
O master Son of Nanda, with Vrsabhānu's daughter,

(Em D C Bm Em, C D Em Bm Am Em (Dm))
korunā karoho ei-bāro       R
please be friends with me now .

(D Am Em D)
narottama-dāsa koy, nā thheliho rāngā pāy,
Narottama says 'keep me at Your reddish lotus feet',

(Em D C Bm Em, C D Em Bm Am Em (Dm))
tomā bine ke āche āmāra       R
for who is my beloved, except for You?

 reprisal:

(G Em D C D, G Am Bm C D (G))
hari hari! bifale janama gonāinu       R
O Lord Hari I have spent my life uselessly.

 


 

S'rī S'rī Shadgosvāmy-ashthaka

by: Srīnivāsa Ācārya

the eight verses for the six Gosvāmi's

 

 Intro:
(G, Am, Bm, C , D, Em, C, Bm, Am, Em)
 

(1)

(G, Am, Bm, C , D, Em, C, Bm, Am, Em)
krishnotkīrtana-gāna-nartana-parau premāmritāmbho-nidhī       R
always chanting Krishna, dancing; alike the ocean of love of God,

(Em, Am, D, C, G, Am, Bm, C, D, Em)
dhīrādhīrā-jana-priyau priya-karau nirmatsarau pūjitau       R
popular both with the gentle and with the ruffians, non-envious of anyone.

(Em, C, G, Em, D, C, Bm, Am, Em)
s'rī-caitanya-kripā-bharau bhuvi bhuvo bhārāvahantārakau       R
by Caitanya blessed, all-pleasing, delivering all in the material universe.

(Em, D, C, Bm, Am7, G, Am7, D, Em)
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau s'rī-jīva-gopālakau       R
my love S'rī Rūpa, Sanātan, Raghunath Bhatta, -Dasa, Jīva and Bhatta Gopal!

 

(2)

 (G, Em, C, D, Em, Am, D, C, D7, D)
nānā-s'āstra-vicā-ranai-ka-nipunau sad dharma-samsthāpakau       R
experts in scrutinizing sastric study for settling the principles for each,

(Em, Bm, Am, G, Am, Em, Am, D, Em)
lokānām hita-kārinau tri-bhuvane mānyau s'aranyākarau       R
honored over all the three worlds they are worth taking shelter of,

(Em, C, G, Em, D, C, Bm, Am, Em)
rādhā-krishna-padāravinda-bhajana-anandena mattālikau       R
absorbed in the mood of the gopis in the service of Radha and Krishna,

(D, C, Bm, Am, G, Am, Bm, C, D)
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau s'rī-jīva-gopālakau       R
my love S'rī Rūpa, Sanātan, Raghunath Bhatta, -Dasa, Jīva and Bhatta Gopal!

(G C Am D  C Bm Am G Em D Am G F#dim Em D G
C Am D C Bm Am G Em D Am G F#dim Em D G)

*

(3)

(G, Am, Bm, C , D, Em, C, Bm, Am, Em)
s'rī-gaurāng'-gunānuvar-nana-vidhau s'raddhā-samriddhy-anvitau       R
rich in understanding Lord Caitanya and narrating His supreme qualities,

(Em, Am, D, C, G, Am, Bm, C, D, Em)
pāpottāpa-nikrintanau tanu-bhritām govinda-gānāmritaih       R
capable of purifying all by pouring out divine songs about Govinda.

(Em, C, G, Em, D, C, Bm, Am, Em)
ānandāmbudhi-vardhanaika-nipunau kaivalya-nistārakau       R
expanding the ocean of bliss, the saviors by the devouring mouth of liberation.

(Em, D, C, Bm, Am7, G, Am7, D, Em)
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau s'rī-jīva-gopālakau       R
my love S'rī Rūpa, Sanātan, Raghunath Bhatta, -Dasa, Jīva and Bhatta Gopal!

 

(4)

  (G, Em, C, D, Em, Am, D, C, D7, D)
tyaktvā tūrnam as'esha-mandal'-pati-s'renīm sadā tuccha-vat       R
who kicked off all association of aristocracy as insignificant,

(Em, Bm, Am, G, Am, Em, Am, D, Em)
bhūtvā dīna-ganes'akau karunayā kaupīna-kanthās'ritau       R
to deliver the poor souls, they accepted loincloths, as mendicants,

(Em, C, G, Em, D, C, Bm, Am, Em)
gopi-bhāva-rasāmritābdhi-laharī-kallola-magnau muhur       R
in the waves of the ecstatic ocean of gopi- love they ever again bathed,

(D, C, Bm, Am, G, Am, Bm, C, D)
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau s'rī-jīva-gopālakau       R
my love S'rī Rūpa, Sanātan, Raghunath Bhatta, -Dasa, Jīva and Bhatta Gopal!

 

(Bm Cma7 D G Am7 C Em D Em Bm Em D G Am D
C D Em G Am7 Em D Em D C G Am G D G)
*

(5)

(G, Am, Bm, C , D, Em, C, Bm, Am, Em)
kūjat-kokila-hamsa-sārasa-ganākīrne mayūrākule       R
always worshiping highly where the fine trees of fruits and flowers are

(Em, Am, D, C, G, Am, Bm, C, D, Em)
nānā-ratna-nibaddha-mūla-vithapa-s'rī-yukta-vrindāvane       R
under the roots they found all the precious jewels to Vrindāvana

(Em, C, G, Em, D, C, Bm, Am, Em)
rādhā-krishnam ahar-nis'am prabhajatau jīvārthhadau yau mudā       R
all competent to bestow the greatest boon of life's goal of Rādhā and Krishna

(Em, D, C, Bm, Am7, G, Am7, D, Em)
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau s'rī-jīva-gopālakau       R
my love S'rī Rūpa, Sanātan, Raghunath Bhatta, -Dasa, Jīva and Bhatta Gopal!

 

(6)

  (G, Em, C, D, Em, Am, D, C, D7, D)
sankhyā-pūrvaka-nāma-gāna-natibhih kālāvasānī-kritau       R
chanting the holy names they bowed down with measure and schedule.

(Em, Bm, Am, G, Am, Em, Am, D, Em)
nidrāhāra-vihārakādi-vijitau cātyanta-dīnau ca yau       R
spending their valuable lives in devotion they mastered eating and sleeping,

(Em, C, G, Em, D, C, Bm, Am, Em)
rādhā-krishna-guna-smriter madhurima/anandena sammohitau       R
meek, humble, enchanted by remembering the good of Rādhā Krishna

(D, C, Bm, Am, G, Am, Bm, C, D)
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau s'rī-jīva-gopālakau       R
my love S'rī Rūpa, Sanātan, Raghunath Bhatta, -Dasa, Jīva and Bhatta Gopal!

(G C Am D C Bm Am G Em D Am G F#dim Em D G
C Am D C Bm Am G Em D Am G F#dim Em D G)

*

(7)

(G, Am, Bm, C , D, Em, C, Bm, Am, Em)  
rādhā-kunda-tathe kalinda-tanayā-tīre ca vams'īvathe       R
on the banks of Rādhā-kunda, the Yamuna or sometimes at Vams'ivata,

(Em, Am, D, C, G, Am, Bm, C, D, Em)
premonmāda-vas'ād as'esha-das'ayā grastau pramattau sadā       R
they like madmen in their full ecstasy, had the symptoms of transcendence,

(Em, C, G, Em, D, C, Bm, Am, Em)
gāyantau ca kadā harer guna-varam bhāvābhibhutau mudā       R
being merged in the bliss of the consciousness of divine love,

(Em, D, C, Bm, Am7, G, Am7, D, Em)
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau s'rī-jīva-gopālakau       R
my love S'rī Rūpa, Sanātan, Raghunath Bhatta, -Dasa, Jīva and Bhatta Gopal!

 

(8)

 (G, Em, C, D, Em, Am, D, C, D7, D)
he rādhe vraja-devīke ca lalite / he nanda-sūno kutah       R
loudly, shouting, "Radha Vraja Queen! O Lalita! O son of Nanda,

(Em, Bm, Am, G, Am, Em, Am, D, Em)
s'rī-govardhana-kalpa-pādapa-tale kālindī-vane kutah       R
are you on the hill of Govardhana, or under the trees at the Yamuna?"

(Em, C, G, Em, D, C, Bm, Am, Em)
ghoshantāv iti sarvato vraja-pure khedair mahā-vihvalau       R
thus were their moods all living to the great of krishna-consciousness.

(D, C, Bm, Am, G, Am, Bm, C, D)
vande rūpa-sanātanau raghu-yugau s'rī-jīva-gopālakau       R
my love S'rī Rūpa, Sanātan, Raghunath Bhatta, -Dasa, Jīva and Bhatta Gopal!

Exit:
(G, Am, Bm, C , D, Em, C, Bm, Am, Em)
 


Mahāmantra V

(traditional melody)

 

Intro:
(G#m C#m G#m C#m, E F#m A C#m, E F#m A C#m)

(E F#m A B C#m)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(E F#m A B C#m)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE       R

(F#m E F#m E F#m B A B C#m)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(F#m E F#m E F#m B A B C#m)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE       R

from the beginning tempo 2 and then together:

(E F#m A B C#m)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(E F#m A B C#m)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE       R

Exit:
(E F#m A C#m, E F#m A C#m, G#m C#m G#m C#m).

 


 

Srī Nāma (Gorā Madhur)

by: S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

(from Gītāvalī: S'rī Nagar-Kīrtan-2)

 

Intro:
(Db Cdim Ab Bbm, F# Fm Cdim Db)
1

(F# Cdim Db, F# Ab Db)
gāy gorā madhur sware (2 x)           R
Lord Gaura sings with a sweet voice,

(Db Fm Bbm Ebm F#Ab)
hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
(Db Ebm Ab Cdim Dm)
hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare

(F#Ab Db)
gāy gorā madhur sware           R
Lord Gaura sings with a sweet voice,  

2

(Fm Cdim Ebm Db Fm Db)
grihe thāko, vane thāko, sadā 'hari' bole' dāko,
whether householder or detached, always chant Hari,

(Db Ebm F# Ab Cdim Db)
sukhe duhkhe bhulo nā'ko, vadane hari-nām koro re
whether stressfull or distressed, set your lips to hari-nām.

(F#Ab Db)
gāy gorā madhur sware          R
Lord Gaura sings with a sweet voice,

(F#Cdim Db, F#Ab Db)
Chorus: gāy gorā madhur sware (2x) 
Lord Gaura sings with a sweet voice,      

 
*
(Ab Fm Bbm Ebm Cdim Db
Fm Bbm Cdim Db F#
Ebm Cdim Bbm
Ebm Dbm Cdim Db Eb Cdim Db Ebm
F# Cdim Db Ebm Fm Bbm Cdim Db)


3

(Fm Cdim Ebm Db Fm Db)
māyā-jāle baddha ho'ye, ācho miche kāja lo'ye,
caught in a network of illusion, driven to toil so fruitlessly,

(Db Ebm F# Ab Cdim Db)
ekhona cetana pe'ye, 'rādhā-mādhav' nām bolo re
fully conscious as a human, now chant of Rādhā Mādhava.

(F# Cdim Db, F#Ab Db)
gāy gorā madhur sware          R
Lord Gaura sings with a sweet voice,

(Db Fm Bbm Ebm F#Ab)
hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
(Db Ebm Ab Cdim Dm)
hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare

(F# Ab Db)
gāy gorā madhur sware           R
Lord Gaura sings with a sweet voice,

(F# Cdim Db, F# Ab Db)
Chorus: gāy gorā madhur sware (2x) 
Lord Gaura sings with a sweet voice,          

*

(Ab Cdim Db F#, Ebm F# Ab Db
Ab Fm Ebm Db, Ab Fm Ebm Ab
F# Ab Bbm, Ebm Cdim Db
Fm Bbm Cdim Db, Ebm Fm F# Db)


 4

(Fm Cdim Ebm Db Fm Db)
jīvana hoilo s'esha, nā bhajile hrishīkes'a
life can end each moment, and Hrīsikes'a you did not serve,

(Db Ebm F# Ab Cdim Db)
bhaktivinodopades'a, ekbar nām-rase māto re
take this advice of bhaktivinod: relish the nectar of the names!

(F# Cdim Db, F# Ab Db)
gāy gorā madhur sware          R
Lord Gaura sings with a sweet voice,

(Db Fm Bbm Ebm F# Ab)
hare krishna hare krishna krishna krishna hare hare
(Db Ebm Ab Cdim Dm)
hare rāma hare rāma rāma rāma hare hare

(F# Ab Db)
gāy gorā madhur sware          R
Lord Gaura sings with a sweet voice,

(F# Cdim Db, F# Ab Db)
Chorus: gāy gorā madhur sware (2x) 
Lord Gaura sings with a sweet voice,       


*
(Ab Fm Bbm Ebm Cdim Db
Fm Bbm Cdim Db F#
Ebm Cdim Bbm
Ebm Dbm Cdim Db Eb Cdim Db Ebm
F# Cdim Db Ebm Fm Bbm Cdim Db)



(F# Cdim Db, F# Ab Db)
Chorus: gāy gorā madhur sware (2x)
Lord Gaura sings with a sweet voice,  

 
Exit:
(Db Cdim Ab Bbm, F# Fm Cdim Db)



 

Gurudeva

by: S'rīla Bhaktivinode Thhākur

(from S'aranāgati: Bhajana Lālasā-11)


Intro
(Bb Ab Bb Ab Bb)

1

(Bb Ab Gm)
gurudev! kripā-bindu diyā, koro' ei dāse,
Gurudeva, grant one drop of mercy; I am your servant

(Bb Cm)
trināpekshā ati hīna      R
lower than a blade of grass.

(Bb Eb Cm)
sakala sahane, bala diyā koro',
Let me be as you are, give me strength,

(1: Ab Bb) (2: Bb Cm)
nija-māne sprihā-hīna     R
without desires or aspirations.

 

(Eb Bb Cm Bb Ab Gm Ab Gm Eb Cm Bb Gm)

*

2

(Bb Ab Gm)
gurudev! kripā-bindu diyā, koro' ei dāse,
Gurudeva, grant one drop of mercy; I am your servant

(Bb Cm)
trināpekshā ati hīna      R
lower than a blade of grass.

(Bb Ab)
sakale sammāna korite s'akati
O lord and master, give me the strength

(Gm Cm Gm Cm)
deho' nātha! jathājatha     R
to honor all living beings

(Bb Eb Cm)
tabe to' gāibo, hari-nāma-sukhe
Then, by means of chanting, the holy name in great bliss,

(1: Ab Bb) (2: Bb Cm)
aparādha ha'be hata     R
all my offenses will cease. 

 

(Ddim Eb Fm Cm Bb Ab F Bb
Eb Fm Gm Cm F Bb)

*

3

(Bb Ab Gm)
gurudev! kripā-bindu diyā, koro' ei dāse,
Gurudeva, grant one drop of mercy; I am your servant

(Bb Cm)
trināpekshā ati hīna     R
lower than a blade of grass.

(Bb Ab)
kabe heno kripā, labhiyā e jana,
The mercy of your love and wisdom

(Gm Cm Gm Cm)
kritārtha hoibe, nātha!     R
when will it befall me, my Lord!

(Gm D# Cm)
s'akti-buddhi-hīna, āmi ati dīna,
for I lack in strenght, intelligence, make me your servant

(1: G# A#) (2: A# Cm)
koro' more ātma-sātha     R
pull me close to You

 

(Eb Bb Cm Bb Ab Gm Ab Gm Eb Cm Bb Gm)

*

4

(Bb Ab Gm)
gurudev! kripā-bindu diyā, koro' ei dāse,
Gurudeva, grant one drop of mercy; I am your servant

(Bb Cm)
trināpekshā ati hīna     R
lower than a blade of grass.

(Bb Ab)
jogyatā-vicāre, kichu nāhi pāi,
looking into me, no qualities are found.

(Gm Cm Gm Cm)
- tomāra karunā - sāra     R
on Your mercy I depend.

(Gm D# Cm)
karunā nā hoile, kāndiyā kāndiyā,
withholding your mercy, I do weep, and weep

(1: G# A#) (2: A# Cm)     R
prāna nā rākhibo āra
unable to maintain my life.

 Fin:

(A# G# Gm)
gurudev! kripā-bindu diyā, koro' ei dāse,
Gurudeva, grant one drop of mercy; I am your servant

(A# Bm) 
trināpekshā ati hīna
lower than a blade of grass.

 


 

S'uddha-bhakata

by: S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

(from S'aranāgati - 3:
Bhakti-Anukūla-Mātra-Kāryera-Svīkara)

 


Intro:
(D Em F#dim G Am D Edim D)

1

(Em Am G Am)
s'uddha-bhakata-carana-renu,
The pure devotee's dust of his feet,

(1: Em C D / 2: Em C D G)
bhajana-anukūla    R
singing enthused in following,

(G Em C Am)
bhakata-sevā, parama-siddhi,
and serving the servant of the highest,

(1: Bm C D Bm / B 2: Bm C D G)
prema-latikāra mūla    R
form the roots of the creepers of love.

2

(Em Am G Am)
mādhava-tithi, bhakti-jananī,
The holy days of study and feasting,

(1: Em C D / 2: Em C D G)
jatane pālana kori    R
breed the devotion of those who respect.

(G Em C Am)
krishna-vasati, vasati boli',
Krishna's places, places of worship

(1: Bm C D Bm / B 2: Bm C D G)
parama ādare bori    R
let them be my blessing.

(Em D C Bm Am Bm Em C D G)
*

3

(Em Am G Am)
gaur āmāra, ye-saba sthāne,
Lord Gaura's pasttimes where they took place

(1: Em C D / 2: Em C D G)
koralo bhramana range    R
let me always visit there.

(G Em C Am)
se-saba sthāna, heribo āmi,
O those places so very holy,

(1: Bm C D Bm / B 2: Bm C D G)
pranayi-bhakata-sange    R
where all devoted assemble for Him.

4

(Em Am G Am)
mridanga-vādya, s'unite mana
Hearing the sound of the Mrdanga,

(1: Em C D / 2: Em C D G)
abasara sadā jāce    R
then my heart always wants to join.

(G Em C Am)
gaura-bihita, kīrtana s'uni',
Lord Gaura's times sung in the songs,

(1: Bm C D Bm / B 2: Bm C D G)
ānande hridoyā nāce    R
makes my heart dance in ecstasy.

 

(Gm D Edim C D Bm Am F#dim Em Am G C D Am F#dim G)
*

 5

(Em Am G Am)
jugala-mūrti, dekhiyā mora,
As soon as I see Your divine murti's,

(1: Em C D / 2: Em C D G)
parama-ānanda hoya    R
the highest bliss comes over me,

(G Em C Am)
prasāda-sevā korite hoya,
For taking the mercy of the Lordships,

(1: Bm C D Bm / B 2: Bm C D G)
sakala prapańca jaya    R
one then can conquer the elements.


6

(Em Am G Am)
ye-dina grihe, bhajana dekhi,
One day performing in devotion,

(1: Em C D / 2: Em C D G)
grihete goloka bhāya    R
my house turned into Vrndavana.

(G Em C Am)
carana-sīdhu, dekhiyā gangā,
The murti-nectar seen as the Ganges,

(1: Bm C D Bm / B 2: Bm C D G)
sukha(-a) nā sīmā pāya    R
my happiness knows no bounds anymore.

 

(Bm C D Em C Am G D C Bm G Am D G)

*

7

(Em Am G Am)
tulasī dekhi', judāya prāna,
Seeing Tulasi, my heart feels joy,

(1: Em C D / 2: Em C D G)
mādhava-toshanī jāni'    R
and Madhava also satisfied.

(G Em C Am)
gaura-priya, s'āka-sevane,
Eating Lord Gaura's favorite prasadam,

(1: Bm C D Bm / B 2: Bm C D G)
jīvana sārthaka māni    R
is to my soul an entire new life.

8

(Em Am G Am)
bhaktivinoda, krishna-bhajane,
Bhaktivinoda singing for Krishna

(1: Em C D / 2: Em C D G)
anukūla pāya jāhā    R
concludes by saying: 'Whoever attains

(G Em C Am)
prati-divase, parama-sukhe,
the truly enthused to the divine bliss,

(1: Bm C D Bm / B 2: Bm C D G)
swīkāra koroye tāhā    R
it will be found, wherever one is!

Exit:
(D Em F#dim G Am D Edim D G)


 


Prasāda Sevāya

by: S'rīla Bhaktivinode Thhākur

Song for the Honoring of Spiritual Food

(from Gītāvalī)

 



Intro:
(Em D - Em D C,Bm G Am
Em D7 G Am, Em D C
G Am D Bm, D7 D C Em)

1

(Em D C)
(bhai-re!) s'arīra abidyā-jāl,
(O lord) This body all of ignorance.

(Bm G Am)
jodendriya tāhe kāl,    R
the senses lead to the unknown,

(Em D7 G Am)
jīve phele vishaya-sāgore
fallen into a sea of joy,

(Em D C)
tā'ra madhye jihwā ati,     R
voracious hardly to control,

(G Am D Bm)
lobamoy sudurmati,
the tongue so is of all senses,

(D7 D C Em)
tā'ke jetā kathhina samsāre    R
of everything that belongs to the earth!

 

2

(Em D C)
krishna baro doyāmoy,
Krishna you're so kind to us,

(Bm G Am)
koribāre jihwā jay,   R
You gave us all this nice prasad,

(Em D7 G Am)
swa-prasād-anna dilo bhāi
just to control the tongue so seems,

(Em D C)
sei annā-mrita pāo,     R
with this food taken now by us,

(G Am D)
rādhā-krishna-guna gāo,
Rādha Krishna we do thank,

(D7 D C Em)
preme dāko caitanya-nitāi    R
in love we call for Gaura-Nitai!

(Em Am)
Jai nimai jai Nitai    R
praise Nimai, praise Nitai

(C G Am)
hare Krishna hare Krishna Krishna Krishna hare hare

(Em D C Em)
hare Rāma hare Rāma Rāma Rāma hare hare
    R

Exit:
(Em D Em D Em)

Krishna prasadam..ki.... jay!

 


 

Lālasāmayi Prārthanā

by: Narottama Dāsa Thhākur

('my personal prayer')

(from Prārthanā)

 

Intro:
(B C#m Ebm B G#m E Bbdim G#m F# B G#m E F# B)

 (1)

(B C#m Ebm B)
'gaurānga' bolite habe pulaka-s'arira
With chanting 'Gauranga', His name,
is the perfect shivering attained,

(G#m E Bbdim G#m F# B G#m E F# B)
'hari hari' bolite nayane ba'be nira     R
Chanting 'Hari, Lord Hari',
tears well in my eyes.

 (2) 

(F# G#m Bbdim B Ebm Db)
āra kabe nitāi-cānder korunā hoibe
We all ask for the mercy of Nityananda,

(E F# G#m Bbdim F# B)
samsāra-bāsanā mora kabe tuccha ha'be     R
wondering when our desires, will run futile,

(3)

(Ebm Cm B G#m Bbdim B C#m Ebm)
vishaya chāriyā kabe s'uddha ha'be mana
Fearless from the material detached, with the mind purified,

(E F# G#m Bbdim B Db E F#)
kabe hāma herabo s'rī-brindābana     R
I will come to understand the love, of Vrindāvana

(C#m Ebm B G#m Bbdim B C#m
F# E F# G#m Bbdim B Db G#m F#)
*

 1 (repr.)

(B C#m Ebm B)
'gaurānga' bolite habe pulaka-s'arira
With chanting 'Gauranga', His name,
is the perfect shivering attained,

(G#m E Bbdim G#m F# B G#m E F# B)
'hari hari' bolite nayane ba'be nira     R
Chanting 'Hari, Lord Hari',
tears well in my eyes.

(4)

(F# G#m Bbdim B Ebm Db)
rūpa-raghunātha-pade hoibe ākuti
Eagerly studying the gosvāmi's their books, with that help

(E F# G#m Bbdim F# B)
kabe hāma bujhabo se jugala-pīriti     R
I will learn, about the loving state (of Radha and Krishna)

(5)

(Ebm Cm B G#m Bbdim B C#m Ebm)
rūpa-raghunātha-pade rahu mora ās'a
 Rūpa-raghunātha their feet surely will lead there,

(E F# G#m Bbdim B Db E F#)
prārthanā koroye sadā narottama-dāsa     R
by means of prayer does narottama direct himself


Exit:
(B C#m Ebm B G#m E Bbdim G#m F# B G#m E F# B)
 


 


 

Sakhī-vrinde Vijńapti

by: Narottama Dāsa Thhākur

Prayer to the Sakhis

(from Prārthanā)

      

Intro:
(Bm G#m C#m Bm G#dim Db)
1

(A Bm E C#m)
rādhā-krishna prāna mora jugala-kis'ora      R
S'ri Rādhā and Krishna the two divine, are my life and soul.

(C#m F#m E G#m F#m E)
jīvane marane gati āro nāhi mora      R
In life or death I have no other refuge but Them

2

(E F#m E D#dim B C#m D#dim E)
kālindī-ra-a kūle keli-kadambera vana      R
In a forest of small kadamba's on a Yamunā bank

(E C#m B A G#m F#m E B)
ra-tana-bedī-ra u-para bosābo du'jana      R
I will seat the divine two on a throne jeweled.

(Bm G#dim Db F#m G#dim Db F#m
Bbdim D E F#m Db F#m)

*

3

(A Bm E C#m)
s'yāma-gaurī-ange dibo (cūwā) candanera gandha      R
their dark fair forms with sandalpaste and cuya I 'll anoint

(C#m F#m E G#m F#m E)
cāmara dhulābo kabe heri mukha-candra      R
when wave the cāmara for Them and see their moon faces?

4

(E F#m E D#dim B C#m D#dim E)
gāthi-yā-mālati-ir mālā dibo dohāra gale      R
having stringed mālati flowers and place them around Their necks

(E C#m B A G#m F#m E B)
a-dhare tuli-yā di-bo kar-pūra-tāmbūle      R
and offer tambuta with camphor to Their lotus mouths.

(Bm G#dim Db F#m G#dim Db F#m
Bbdim D E F#m Db F#m)

*

5

(A Bm E C#m)
lalitā vis'ākhā-ādi jata sakhī-brinda      R
Lalitā Vis'akha and the rest of all the sakhis,

(C#m F#m E G#m F#m E)
ājńāya koribo sebā caranāravinda      R
with their permission i'll serve the lotus feet

 6

(E F#m E D#dim B C#m D#dim E)
s'ri-krishna-caitanya-a-prabhur dāser anudāsa      R
this prabhu servant of the servant of S'rī Krishna Caitanya

(E C#m B A G#m F#m E B)
se-vā a-bhilā-sha ko-re na-rottama-dāsa      R
Narottama longs for this service to them Both.

Exit:  
 (Bm G#m C#m Bm G#dim Db F#m)
  


 


 

Vāsantī-rāsa

by: Narottama Dāsa Thhākur

Amorous Pastimes in the Spring

(from Prarthanā)

 

 Intro:
(Em Bm G B)

(1)

 (Em A G B)
vrindāvana ramya-sthāna,
Vrindāvana's forest a heavenly beauty,

(Bm C#dim D Em B)
divya-cintāmani-dhāma,
a divine mansion of touchstone,

(B C D G / Bm Cm C D Bm)  
ratana-mandira manohara      R
jeweled temples enchanting,

(Em A G B)
āvrita kālindī-nīre,
the Yamunā all around

(Bm C#dim D Em B)
rāja-hamsa keli kore,
where royal swans frolick,

(B C D G / Bm Cm C D Bm)
tāhe s'obhe kanaka-kamala      R
therein the splendour of a golden lotus.

(Bm C#dim Em B)

*

(2)

(Em A G B)
tār madhye hema-pītha,
In its middle a golden platform,

(Bm C#dim D Em B)
ashtha-dale beshthita,
surrounded by eight petals,

(B C D G / Bm Cm C D Bm)
ashtha-dale pradhānā nāyikā      R
upon those eight petals the eight gopīs.

(Em A G B)
tār madhye ratnāsane
In its center on a jeweled throne

(Bm C#dim D Em B)
bosi' achen dui-jane,
are seated the two lovers,

(B C D G / Bm Cm C D Bm)
s'yāma-sange sundarī rādhikā      R
with the dark-skinned Lord, the beautiful Rādhikā.  

(Bm C#dim D G, Bm C#dim D G
F#m Em D C# dim Bm A)

*

(3)

(Em A G B)
o-rūpa-lāvanya-rās'i,
Beauty so sweet in waves,

(Bm C#dim D Em B)
amiyā podi-i-che khasi',
falls as showers of nectar

(B C D G / Bm Cm C D Bm)
hāsya parihāsa-a-sambhāshane      R
in a flood of enchantment, they address one another

(Em A G B)
narottama-dās koy,
Narottama Dāsa says,

(Bm C#dim D Em B)
nitya-līlā sukha-moy,

this eternal play is so totally happy;

(B C D G / Bm Cm C D Bm)
sadāi sphuruka mora mane      R
may they ever be there in my heart!  

 Exit:
(Em Bm G B Em)

 


Mahamāntra VI

(traditional melody)

 

Intro
(G Am Bm C D Em D D D Em C Bm Am G F#dim G)

(D Em Bm C C Bm Am G Am)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(Bm C D Em D C Bm G)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE     R

(G D7 C Am Bm C D Am Bm C D Em)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(D Am Bm C D Em D Em Am G)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE     R

from the beginning in tempo 2 and then

*
(D C Bm G Am Bm C D Em C D Em C
Am Bm C G Em Bm Am G D G)

again the same one time and then slowly together:

(D Em Bm C C Bm Am G Am)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(Bm C D Em D C Bm G)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE 


Exit
(G Am Bm C D Em D D D Em C Bm Am G F#dim G)

 


S'rī Vraja-Rāja-Sutashthakam

by: Anonymus

Eight Prayers Glorifying the son of the King of Vraja 

 

 

Intro:
(E D Bm G D Bm A F#m G A)

1.

(A Bm A7 D Em)
nava-nīrada-nindita-kānti-dharam
Whose complexion conquers that of a fresh raincloud,

(F#m D Bm A)
rasa-sāgara-nāgara-bhūpa-varam     R
The King of Paramours, the ocean of ecstatic mellows,

(F#m D Bm F#m)
s'ubha-vankima-cāru-s'ikhanda-s'ikham     R
Whose crown has a lovely peacock feather auspiciously to one side,

(G Bm A7 F#m (D))
bhaja-krishna-nidhim-vraja-rāja-sutam     R
Just worship Krishna, the Dark Jewel, the son of the King of Vraja.

 

2.

(A Bm A7 D Em)
bhrū-vis'ankita-vankima-s'akru-dhanum
He Whose broadly bending eyebrows appear like arched rainbows,

(F#m D Bm A)
mukha-candra-vinindita-koti-vidhum     R
Whose pure moonlike face belittles millions of ordinary moons.

(F#m D Bm F#m)
mridu-manda-suhāsya-subhāshya-yutam     R
Who is endowed with sweet gentle smiles and pleasant speech.

(G Bm A7 F#m (D))
bhaja-krishna-nidhim vraja-rāja-sutam     R
Just worship Krishna, the Dark Jewel, the son of the King of Vraja.

 

(D C#m Bm G#dim A Bm C#m D Bm E A F#m D F)

*

3.

(A Bm A7 D Em)
suvikampad-ananga-sad-anga-dharam
He Whose divine bodily limbs tremble profusely with Cupid's agitations,

(FF#m D Bm A)
vraja-vāsi-manohara-ves'a-karam     R
Who dresses enchantingly just to fascinate the Vraja vasis

(F#m D Bm F#m)
bhris'a-lānchita-nīla-saroja-dris'am     R
Who is decorated with extraordinary eyes like blue lotus blossoms

(G Bm A7 F#m (D))
bhaja-krishna-nidhim vraja-rāja-sutam     R
Just worship Krishna, the Dark Jewel, the son of the King of Vraja.

 

4.

(A Bm A7 D Em)
alakāvali-mandita-bhāla-tatham
He Whose forehead is surrounded by a fringe of wavy locks

(F#m D Bm A)
s'ruti-dolita-mākara-kundalakam     R
Whose earlobes are embellished with swaying shark shaped earrings

(F#m D Bm F#m)
kati-veshthita-pīta-patam-sudhatham     R
Who is adorned with yellow silk embracing His charming hips

(G Bm A7 F#m (D))
bhaja-krishna-nidhim vraja-rāja-sutam     R
Just worship Krishna, the Dark Jewel, the son of the King of Vraja.

 

(G F#m Em D Bm A G F#m D F#m
A D Bm D A D Bm A D)

*

5.

(A Bm A7 D Em)
kala-nūpura-rājita-cāru-padam
He Whose feet resound with tinkling ankle bells maddening all

(F#m D Bm A)
mani-ranjita-ganjita-bhringa-madam     R
the bees with their vibration of swinging gemstones

(F#m D BmF#m)
dhvaja-vajra-jhashānkita-pāda-yugam     R
Whose soles are marked with the flag, thunderbolt, fish and more

(G Bm A7 F#m (D))
bhaja-krishna-nidhim vraja-rāja-sutam     R
Just worship Krishna, the Dark Jewel, the son of the King of Vraja.

 

6.

(A Bm A7 D Em)
bhris'a-candana-carcita-cāru-tanum 
He Whose graceful form is smeared with profuse sandalwood paste,

(F#m D Bm A)
mani-kaustubha-garhita-bhānu-tanum     R
Whose body glows with the Kaustubha gem, eclipsing the sun

(F#m D Bm F#m)
vraja-bāla-s'iromani-rupa-dhritam     R
Whose personal beauty represents the zenith of Vraja youths,

(G Bm A7 F#m (D))
bhaja-krishna-nidhim vraja-rāja-sutam     R
Just worship Krishna, the Dark Jewel, the son of the King of Vraja.

 

(D C#m Bm G#dim A Bm C#m D Bm E A F#m D F)

*

7.

(A Bm A7 D Em)
sura-vrinda-suvandya-mu kunda-harim 
He Who is Mukunda and Hari, worshipable for godly and wise,

(F#m D Bm A)
sura-nātha-s'iromani-sarva-gurum     R
Who is the guru of all created beings, the crest jewel of all Lords,

(F#m D Bm F#m)
giridhāri-murāri-purāri-param     R
Who is known as Giridhāri and Murāri, above Lord S'iva

(G Bm A7 F#m (D))
bhaja-krishna-nidhim vraja-rāja-sutam     R
Just worship Krishna, the Dark Jewel, the son of the King of Vraja.

 

 8.

(A Bm A7 D Em)
vrishabhānu-sutā-vara-keli param 
He so fond of sporting with the Daughter of Vrishabhanu

(F#m D Bm A)
rasa-rāja-s'iromani-ves'a-dharam     R
Who dresses impeccably as the Crown Prince of Mellow Relishers,

(F#m D Bm F#m)
jagadīs'varam-īs'varam-īdya-varam     R
Who is the most praiseworthy Lord of Lords in the entire universe,

(G Bm A7 F#m (D))
bhaja-krishna-nidhim vraja-rāja-sutam     R
Just worship Krishna, the Dark Jewel, the son of the King of Vraja.

Exit:
(E D Bm G D Bm A F#m G F#m)

 

 

 


S'rī Vraja-dhāma-mahimāmrita

The Nectarean Glories of Vraja-dhāma

 

Intro:
(D Em G Fm# Bm)

(1)

(D G A Bm)
jaya rādhe, jaya krishna, jaya vrindāvan
All glories to Rādhā, Krishna and Vrindāvana.

(G Em A Bm)
s'rī govinda, gopīnātha, madana-mohan      R
and the deities S'rī Govinda, Gopinātha, and Madana-mohana.

(Bm Em A7 Bm)
madana-mohan madana-mohan       R
Gopinātha, and Madana-mohana.

(D Em Fm# G, DI Em A I Bm)
s'rī govinda, gopīnātha, madana-mohan        
and the deities S'rī Govinda, Gopinātha, and Madana-mohana.

 

(Bm A GI Bm A7 Em D Bm G A D)

*

(2)

(D G A Bm)
s'yama-kunda, rādhā-kunda, giri-govardhan
All glories to S'yama-kunda, Rādhā-kunda, Govardhana Hill,

(G Em A Bm)
kālindi jamunā jaya, jaya mahāvan      R
All glories to the Yamunā and the forest Mahāvana

(Bm Em A7 Bm)
jaya mahāvan, jaya mahāvan      R
All glories to the forest Mahāvana

(D Em Fm# G, DI Em A I Bm)
kālindi jamunā jaya, jaya mahāvan
All glories to the Yamunā and the forest Mahāvana

 

(3)

(D G A Bm)
kes'ī-ghāna, bams'i-bana, dwādas'a-kānan
All glories to Kes'i-ghāta, and the Vams'i-vata tree, where He attracted all gopis

(G Em A Bm)
jāhā saba līlā koilo s'rī-nanda-nandan      R
and to the twelve forests of Vraja. where the son of Nanda had His pastimes.

(Bm Em A7 Bm)
s'rī-nanda-nandan, s'rī-nanda-nandan      R
the son of Nanda, the son of Nanda .

(D Em Fm# G, DI Em A I Bm)
jāhā saba līlā koilo s'rī-nanda-nandan
and to the twelve forests of Vraja. where the son of Nanda had His pastimes.

(G A Bm A7 D Bm G A)

*

(4)

(D G A Bm)
s'rī-nanda-jas'odā jaya, jaya gopa-gan
All glories to Nanda and Yas'odā and the cowherd boys,

(G Em A Bm)
s'rīdāmādi jaya, jaya dhenu-vatsa-gan      R
headed by S'rīdāma, and all the cows and calves.

(Bm Em A7 Bm )
dhenu-vatsa-gan, dhenu-vatsa-gan      R
the cows and calves, the cows and calves.

(D Em Fm# G, DI Em A I Bm)
s'rīdāmādi jaya, jaya dhenu-vatsa-gan
headed by S'rīdāma, and all the cows and calves.

 

(5)

(D G A Bm)
jaya brishabhānu, jaya kīrtidā sundarī
Hail to Vrishabhānu and Kīrtidā so beautiful,

(G Em A Bm)
jaya paurnamāsī, jaya ābhīra-nāgarī      R
All glories to Paurnamāsi, and all maidens of Vraja.

(Bm Em A7 Bm)
ābhīra-nāgarī, ābhīra-nāgarī      R
and all maidens of Vraja.

(D Em Fm# G, DI Em A I Bm)
jaya paurnamāsī, jaya ābhīra-nāgarī
All glories to Paurnamāsi, and all maidens of Vraja.

(Fm G A Bm)

*

(6)

(D G A Bm)
jaya jaya gopīs'wara vrindāvana-mājh
All glories to Gopis'vara the protector of Vrindāvana,

(G Em A Bm)
jaya jaya krishna-sakhā banu dwija-rāj      R
hail to Krishna's funny brahmin friend, Madhumangala.

(Bm Em A7 Bm)
banu dwija-rāj, banu dwija-rāj      R
the funny brahmin friend

(D Em Fm# G, DI Em A I Bm)
jaya jaya krishna-sakhā banu dwija-rāj
hail to Krishna's funny brahmin friend, Madhumangala.

(Fm G A Bm)

*

(7)

(D G A Bm)
jaya rāma-ghāta, jaya rohinī-nandan
All glories to Rāma-ghāta and the son of Rohinī.

(G Em A Bm)
jaya jaya vrindāvana-bāsī jata jan     R
hail, all hail to the residents of Vrindāvana.

(Bm Em A7 Bm)
bāsī jata jan, bāsī jata jan     R
to the residents of, to the residents of

(D Em Fm# G, DI Em A I Bm)
jaya jaya vrindāvana-bāsī jata jan
hail, all hail to the residents of Vrindāvana.

 

(8)

(D G A Bm)
jaya dwija-patnī, jaya nāga-kanyā-gan
All glories to the wives of the proud brahmins. and the wives of Kaliya.

(G Em A Bm)
bhaktite jāhārā pāilo govinda-caran     R
Through bhakti they obtained Lord Govinda's feet.

(Bm Em A7 Bm)
govinda-caran, govinda-caran     R
Govinda's feet. Govinda's feet.

(D Em Fm# G, DI Em A I Bm)
bhaktite jāhārā pāilo govinda-caran
Through bhakti they obtained Lord Govinda's feet.

(G A Bm A7 D Bm G A)

*

(9)

(D G A Bm)
s'rī-rasa-mandala jaya, jaya rādhā-s'yām
All glories to the place of the dance, to Rādhā and Shyāma.

(G Em A Bm)
jaya jaya rasa-līlā sarva-manoram     R
hail, all hail to the divine rasa pastime, the most beautiful of all.

(Bm Em A7 Bm)
sarva-manoram, sarva-manoram     R
the most beautiful of all, the most beautiful of all.

(D Em Fm# G, DI Em A I Bm)
jaya jaya rasa-līlā sarva-manoram
hail, all hail to the divine rasa pastime, the most beautiful of all.

 

(10)

(D G A Bm)
jaya jayojjwala-rasa sarva-rasa-sār
All glories to the rasa of conjugal love that is the most excellent.

(G Em A Bm)
parakīyā-bhāve jāhā brajete pracār     R
the paramour love propagated in Vraja

(Bm Em A7 Bm)
brajete pracār, brajete pracār      R
propagated in Vraja, propagated in Vraja

(D Em Fm# G, DI Em A I Bm)
parakīyā-bhāve jāhā brajete pracār
the paramour love propagated in Vraja

(Bm A GI Bm A7 Em D Bm G A D)

*

(11)

(D G A Bm)
s'rī-jāhnavā-pāda-padma koriyā smaran
remembering Jāhnavā devi's lotus feet,

(G Em A Bm)
dīna krishna-dāsa kohe nāma-sankīrtan     R
sings this fallen, lowly servant the holy name.

(Bm Em A7 Bm )
nāma-sankīrtan, nāma-sankīrtan     R
sings the holy name, sings the holy name,

(D Em Fm# G, DI Em A I Bm)
dīna krishna-dāsa kohe nāma-sankīrtan
sings this fallen, lowly servant the holy name.

Exit:
(D Em G Fm# Bm)
 

 

 


  S'rī Das'āvatāra-stotra

(from Gītā-govinda)

by Jayadeva Gosvāmī

 

Intro
(C Em F G F G Am Dm C)

Matsya Avatāra:  

(1)

(C Em F G F)
pralaya-payodhi-jāle dhritavān asi vedam
In the waters of deluge, to preserve the knowledge of Vedas,

(G Am Dm C)
vihita-vahitra-caritram akhedam
You held the Vedas like a vessel undeflected from its course.

(C G Em F )
kes'ava dhrita-mīna-s'arīra
O Kesava, in the form of a Fish, Hail Hari, Lord of the universe!

(G F G Dm C F C)
jaya jagadīs'a hare,  jaya jagadīs'a hare, jaya jagadīs'a hare

Kurma Avatāra:

(2)

(C Em F G F)
kshitir iha vipulatare tishthati tava prishthe
On the wide expanse of your back as a pivot for churning

(G Am Dm C)
dharani-dhārana-kina-cakra-garishthe
rests the world, the mountain, creating round marks.

(C G Em F)
kes'ava dhrita-kūrma-s'arīra
O Kes'ava, in the form of Tortoise, Hail Hari ! Lord of the universe!

(G F G Dm C F C)
jaya jagadīs'a hare,  jaya jagadīs'a hare, jaya jagadīs'a hare  

*

Varāha Avatāra:

(3)

(C Em F G F)
vasati das'ana-s'ikhare dharanī tava lagnā
The earth once submerged at the bottom of the ocean,

(G Am Dm C)
s'as'ini kalaģka-kaleva nimagnā
sits fixed on your tusk like a spot on the moon.

(C G Em F)
kes'ava dhrita-s'ūkara-rūpa
 O Kes'ava, in the form of the Boar! Hail Hari ! Lord of the universe!.

(G F G Dm C F C)
jaya jagadīs'a hare,  jaya jagadīs'a hare, jaya jagadīs'a hare

 

Nrisimha Avatāra:

(4)

(C Em F G F)
tava kara-kamala-vare nakham adbhuta-s'rīngam
The sharp nails on your hands became wonderful claws

(G Am Dm C)
dalita-hiranyakas'ipu-tanu-bhrīngam
that tore up the body of Hiranyakasipu

(C G Em F)
kes'ava dhrita-narahari-rūpa
 O Kes'ava, of body Man-Lion, Hail Hari! Lord of the universe!  

(G F G Dm C F C)
jaya jagadīs'a hare,  jaya jagadīs'a hare, jaya jagadīs'a hare  

(Am Bdim C Dm E F D Am F Dm C dm Em F G
C Dm G Am G Am Bdim C)

*  

Vāmana Avatāra:

(5)

(C Em F G F)
chalayasi vikramane balim adbhuta-vāmana
Skillfully You defeated Bali, the mighty king of the world, o Vāmana !

(G Am Dm C)
pada-nakha-nīra-janita-jana-pāvana
and from your toe-nails came the Ganga, the purifier of the world.

(C G Em F)
kes'ava dhrita-vāmana-rūpa
O Kes'ava, in the form of a dwarf, Hail Hari! Lord of the universe!  

(G F G Dm C F C)
jaya jagadīs'a hare,  jaya jagadīs'a hare, jaya jagadīs'a hare  

Paras'urāma Avatāra:  

(6)

(C Em F G F)
kshatriya-rudhira-maye jagad-apagata-pāpam
freeing us of the tyrannous rulers, thus cleansing out the sin,

(G Am Dm C)
snapayasi payasi s'amita-bhava-tāpam
You destroy the anguish of the world

(C G Em F)
kes'ava dhrita-bhrigupati-rūpa
O Kes'ava, as Lord of Bhrigus  Hail Hari! Lord of the universe!

(G F G Dm C F C)
jaya jagadīs'a hare,  jaya jagadīs'a hare, jaya jagadīs'a hare

*  

Rāma Avatāra:

(7)

(C Em F G F)
vitarasi dikshu rane dik-pati-kamanīyam
To uphold dharma, You scattered Rāvana's ten heads

(G Am Dm C)
das'a-mukha-mauli-balim ramanīyam
splendidly in the four directions, to the splendour of the guardians

(C G Em F)
kes'ava dhrita-rāma-s'arīra
O Kes'ava, as Lord Sri Rāma! Hail Hari! Lord of the universe!  

(G F G Dm C F C)
jaya jagadīs'a hare,  jaya jagadīs'a hare, jaya jagadīs'a hare  

Balarāma Avatāra:

(8)

(C Em F G F)
vahasi vapushi vis'ade vasanam jaladābham
wearing on your radiant body a garment of the color of the cloud,

(G Am Dm C)
hala-hati-bhīti-milita-yamunābham
blue like the Yamuna river, flowing as if afraid for your plough!

(C G Em F)
kes'ava dhrita-haladhara-rūpa
O Kes'ava in the form of Balarāma. Hail Hari! Lord of the universe.  

(G F G Dm C F C)
jaya jagadīs'a hare,  jaya jagadīs'a hare, jaya jagadīs'a hare

 

*

Buddha Avatāra:

(9)

(C Em F G F)
nindasi yajńa-vidher ahaha s'ruti-i-jātam
Decrying slaughter according the rules of Vedic sacrifice,

(G Am Dm C)
sadaya-hridaya dars'ita-pas'u-ghātam
You are compassionate of heart with the poor animals.

(C G Em F)
kes'ava dhrita-buddha-s'arīra
O Kes'ava in the form of Buddha! Hail Hari! Lord of the universe.  

(G F G Dm C F C)
jaya jagadīs'a hare,  jaya jagadīs'a hare, jaya jagadīs'a hare  

Kalki Avatāra:

(10)

(C Em F G F)
mleccha-nivaha-nidhane kalayasi karavālam
For the destruction of the wicked, with a comet for a sword,

(G Am Dm C)
dhūmaketum iva kim api karālam
You're trailing a train of disaster to them.

(C G Em F)
kes'ava dhrita-kalki-s'arīra
O Kes'ava!, in the form of Kalki! Hail Hari! Lord of the universe!  

(G F G Dm C F C)
jaya jagadīs'a hare,  jaya jagadīs'a hare, jaya jagadīs'a hare

* *  

To this poem:

(11)

(C Em F G F)
s'rī-jayedeva-kaver idam uditam udāram
Hear this hymn of the poet Jayadeva, O readers, it's most excellent,

(G Am Dm C)
s'rinu sukha-dam s'ubha-dam bhava-a-sāram
it gives happiness, good fortune, it's the best in this dark world.  

(C G Em F)
kes'ava dhrita-das'a-vidha-rūpa
0 Kes'ava in the ten different incarnations! Hail Hari! Lord of the universe!  

(G F G Dm C F C)
jaya jagadīs'a hare,  jaya jagadīs'a hare, jaya jagadīs'a hare  

 

To Lord Krishna:

(12)

(C Em F G F)
vedān uddharate jaganti vahate bhū-golam udbi-bhrate.
As Matsya the Vedas, as Kurma the mountain, as Varāha the earth.

(G Am Dm C)
daityam dārayate balim chalayate kshatra-kshayam kurvate

as Nrsimha the demon, As Vāmana Bali, and as Parasurāma the ksatriyas.

(C G Em F)
paulastyam jayate halam kalayate kārunyam ātanvate-e
As Rāma Rāvana, as Balarāma the wicked, as Buddha of compassion

(G F G Dm C F C)
mlecchān mū-u-rchayate, das'a kriti-i-krite
krishnāya tubhyam namah

As Kalki to bewilder the degraded, O Krishna, O Krishna, my obeisances unto You

Exit:
(C Em F G F G Am Dm C)

 

 


 

Ohe! Vaishnava Thhākur

by Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

(from S'aranāgati: Bhajana Lālasā: 7)

intro:
(Bm Em D Bm A D G)

1

(D Em)
ohe! vaishnava thhākura, doyāra sāgara,
O venerable Vaisnava, o ocean of mercy

(Bm A)
e dāse korunā kori'     R
be merciful unto your servant.

(A Bm G Am)
diyā pada-chāyā, s'odho he āmāya,
Give me the shade of your lotus feet and purify me.

(Em D Em)
tomāra carana dhori     R
I hold on to your lotus feet.

 

2

(D Em)
chaya vega domi', chaya dosha s'odhi
Teach me to control my six passions,

(Bm A)
chaya guna deho' dāse     R
rectify my six faults,

(A Bm G Am)
chaya sat-sanga, deho' he āmāre,
bestow upon me the six qualities, and offer me,

(Em D Em)
bosechi sangera ās'e     R
the six kinds of the holy association.

 

(Bm Em, G A Bm C#dim D G Em D Bm
G A D Bm C#dim Em D G A C#dim D)

*

3

(D Em)
ohe! vaishnava thhākura, doyāra sāgara,
O venerable Vaisnava, o ocean of mercy

(Bm A)
e dāse korunā kori'     R
be merciful unto your servant.

(A Bm G Am)
diyā pada-chāyā, s'odho he āmāya,
Give me the shade of your lotus feet and purify me.

(Em D Em)
tomāra carana dhori     R
I hold on to your lotus feet.

 

(D Em)
ekakī āmāra, nāhi pāya bala,
Alone I do not find the strength to carry on,

(Bm A)
hari-nāma-sankīrtane     R
the sankirtana of Hari's name.

(A Bm G Am)
tumi kripā kori: s'raddhā-bindu diyā,
Please bless me by giving me just one drop of faith,

(Em D Em)
deho' krishna-nāma-dhane     R
to obtain the treasure of Krishna's name.

 

(G Bm A Bm F#m G A Bm C#dim D Em
A G EmD C#dim D G A Bm Em G D A D)
*

4

(D Em)
ohe! vaishnava thhākura, doyāra sāgara,
O venerable Vaisnava, o ocean of mercy

(Bm A)
e dāse korunā kori'     R
be merciful unto your servant.

(A Bm G Am)
diyā pada-chāyā, s'odho he āmāya,
Give me the shade of your lotus feet and purify me.

(Em D Em)
tomāra carana dhori     R
I hold on to your lotus feet.

 

(D Em)
krishna se tomāra, krishna dite pāro,
Krishna is yours; give me Krishna

(Bm A)
tomāra s'akati āche     R
you have the power.

(A Bm G Am)
āmi to' kāngāla, 'krishna 'krishna 'boli',
I am simply shouting, "Krishna! Krishna!"

(Em D Em)
dhāi tava pāche pāche     R
running behind you

 Fine:  


(D Em)
ohe! vaishnava thhākura, doyāra sāgara,
O venerable Vaisnava, o ocean of mercy

(Bm A)
e dāse korunā kori'     R
be merciful unto your servant.

(A Bm G Am)
diyā pada-chāyā, s'odho he āmāya,
Give me the shade of your lotus feet and purify me.

(Em D Em)
tomāra carana dhori     R
I hold on to your lotus feet.

 

intro:
(Bm Em D Bm A D G)

 


 

Jagannātha Svāmi

(traditional)

 

 

(Bdim Dm C G/ 2e: C F G F)
Jagannāthah svāmī nayana patha gāmī
Jagannātha Svāmī, may You be the object

(Am Bdim C Dm/2e: Bdim Am F G)
nayana patha gāmī bhava tume    R
may You be the object of my vision!

(F#dim G F C Am Bdim/2e: F# dim D Em C F C Am G)
Jay Jagannāth Jay Jagannāth, Jay Jagannāth Jay Jagannāth,    R
All glories to Lord Jagannāth, all glories to Lord Jagannāth

(D Em C F C Am G/ 2e: dito)
Jay Baladev Jay Subhadrā, Jay Baladev Jay Subhadrā    R
All glories to Lord Baladeva and Subhadrā

from the beginning and then:

*
(Bdim Am Bdim C G Bdim C Dm
Bdim Am F G Am Bdim Am G Am)

from the beginning to * and then:

Fine

Exit:
(Bdim, Dm C G Am Bdim
C Dm C F G F Bdim Am7 F G)

 

Simplified version in C:
(Em G Am Em)(Am Em D Em)(E Am G D Em)(E Am G D Em)

 


S'rī Jagannāthāshthakam

by; Nadiminty Sarvamangaleswara Sastry

 

Intro:
(D Em C D Em D C Bm Am Em)

(1)

(G Am Bm C D Em)
kadācit kālindī-tatha-vipina-sangītaka-a-ravo
Sometimes in great happiness He plays His flute loudly in the groves.

(Bm C D Em D7 G)
mudābhīrī-nārī-vadana-kamalāsvāda-ma-a-dhupah
like a bumblebee He tastes the lotus faces of the damsels of Vraja,

(C D Em D7 G Am) 
ramā-s'ambhu-brahma-amara-pati-ganes'ārcita-a-pado        R
Lakshmī, S'iva, Brahmā, Indra, and Ganes'a worship His lotus feet.

(Am Bm G Am G D Em)
jagannāthah svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me        R
May that Jagannātha Svāmī, be the object of my vision.

 

(2)

(G Am Bm C D Em)
bhuje savye venum s'irasi s'ikhi-puccham kati-i-tate

In His left hand He holds a flute, on His head peacock feathers,

(Bm C D Em D7 G)
dukūlam netrānte sahacara-kathāksham vida-a-dhate
ine yellow silken cloth on His hips, from His eyes He casts His glances,

(C D Em D7 G Am) 
sadā s'rīmad-vrindāvana-vasati-līlā-pari-i-cayo        R
He always reveals Himself through His pastimes in divine Vrindāvana.

(Am Bm G Am G D Em)
jagannāthah svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me        R
May that Jagannātha Svāmī, be the object of my vision.

 

(Bm D7 Em D7 G Am D C Am G C D Em D7)

(3)

(G Am Bm C D Em)
mahāmbhodhes tīre kanaka-rucire nīla-s'i-i-khare
At the ocean, in a large palace, atop the brilliant, golden Nīlācala Hill,

(Bm C D Em D7 G)
vasan prāsādāntah sahaja-balabhadrena ba-a-linā
He resides with His powerful brother Balabhadra

(C D Em D7 G Am) 
subhadrā-madhya-sthah sakala-sura-sevāvasa-a-ra-do        R
and with Subhadrā between Them, He gives all the opportunity to serve

(Am Bm G Am G D Em)
jagannāthah svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me        R
May that Jagannātha Svāmī, be the object of my vision.

 

(4)

(G Am Bm C D Em)
kripā-pārāvārah sajala-jalada-s'reni-ru-u-ciro
An ocean of mercy and as beautiful as a row of blackish rain clouds.

(Bm C D Em D7 G)
ramā-vānī-rāmah sphurad-amala-pankeruha-a-mukhah
the storehouse of bliss for Lakshmī and Sarasvatī; His face a spotless fullblown lotus.

(C D Em D7 G Am) 
surendrair ārādhyah s'ruti-gana-s'ikhā-gīta-ca-a-rito        R
The best of demigods and sages worship Him; the Upanishads sing His glories.

(Am Bm G Am G D Em)
jagannāthah svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me        R
May that Jagannātha Svāmī, be the object of my vision.

 

(C D Am Bm G Am Bm C D G)

(5)

(G Am Bm C D Em)
rathārūdho gacchan pathi milita-bhūdeva-pata-a-laih
Moving on His Rathayātrā car, all brāhmins chant prayers and sing to please.

(Bm C D Em D7 G)
stuti-prādurbhāvam prati-padam upākarnya sa-a-dayah
Hearing their hymns, He becomes very favorably disposed.

(C D Em D7 G Am) 
dayā-sindhur bandhuh sakala jagatām sindhu-su-u-tayā         R
He is the ocean of mercy and the true friend of all the worlds.

(Am Bm G Am G D Em)
jagannāthah svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me        R
May that Jagannātha Svāmī, be the object of my vision.

 

(6)

(G Am Bm C D Em)
para-brahmāpīdah kuvalaya-dalotphulla-na-a-yano
With His eyes like lotus petals, He is the ornament on Lord Brahmā's head.

(Bm C D Em D7 G)
nivāsī nīlādrau nihita-carano 'nanta-s'i-i-rasi
He resides on Nīlācala Hill with His lotus feet on Ananta's heads

(C D Em D7 G Am) 
rasānando rādhā-sarasa-vapur-ālingana-a-sukho        R
Overwhelmed of love, He embraces the cool pond of Rādhā's body

(Am Bm G Am G D Em)
jagannāthah svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me        R
May that Jagannātha Svāmī, be the object of my vision.

 

(Bm D7 Em D7 G Am D C Am G C D Em D7)

*

 

(7)

(G Am Bm C D Em)
na vai yāce rājyam na ca kanaka-mānikya-vi-i-bhavam
I do not pray for a kingdom, nor for gold, rubies, or wealth.

(Bm C D Em D7 G)
na yāce 'ham ramyām sakala jana-kāmyām vara-a-vadhūm
I do not ask for a beautiful wife, as desired by all men.

(C D Em D7 G Am) 
sadā kāle kāle pramatha-patinā gīta-ca-a-rito        R
I simply pray for Him, whose glories Lord S'iva always sings.

(Am Bm G Am G D Em)
jagannāthah svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me        R
May that Jagannātha Svāmī, be the object of my vision.

 

(8)

(G Am Bm C D Em)
hara tvam samsāram druta-taram asāram sura-a-pate
O Lord of the demigods, free me from the ocean of matter I am in

(Bm C D Em D7 G)
hara tvam pāpānām vitatim aparām yādava-a-pate
O Lord of the Yadus, please destroy this vast, shoreless ocean of sins.

(C D Em D7 G Am) 
aho dīne 'nāthe nihita-carano nis'cita-a-m idam        R
oh, sure is: He bestows His feet upon the fallen with no other shelter but Him

(Am Bm G Am G D Em)
jagannāthah svāmī nayana-patha-gāmī bhavatu me        R
May that Jagannātha Svāmī, be the object of my vision.

 

(9)

(G Am Bm C Am D Bm G)
jagannāthāshtakam punyam yah pathet prayatah s'ucih
The self-restrained, virtuous soul reciting these verses for Lord Jagannātha

(Am D7 G D Am D7 G)
sarva-pāpa-vis'uddhātmā vishnu-lokam sa gacchati        R
is freed from all sins and duly proceeds to Lord Vishnu's abode.

 

Exit:
(D Em C D Em D C Bm Am Em)

 


 

Ekhona Bujhinu Prabhu

by Srīla Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

"Now, I have understood"

from: Avas'ya Rakshibe Krishna' -Vis'vā, Pālana
'Faith in Krishna as Protector'

 

 

Intro:

 (Dm Am (5x) Em Dm F Em Dm Am Dm Em F
G Am G F Em Dm C Bdim Am G F Em Dm)

 

(Dm Am Dm F Am C Dm Am)
ekhona bujhinu prabhu! tomā-ar carāna
Now I've understood My Lord, Your feet

(Dm G Am F C Am Dm)
as'okābhoyāmrita, -pūrna sarva-khana      R
free from sorrow, fear ever full, of nectar of all good things

2.

(G G7 Dm G / G7 Dm F G)
sakala chādiyā tuwā,     R
giving up everything at Your

(G Em Dm G7 / Am F G)
carana-kamale     R
lotus feet

(Am Em Dm C Am G7 Dm)
podiyāchi āmi nātha!, tava pada-tale
I've fallen O My Lord, at the souls of Your feet!

 

(Am Dm, Bdim Am Bdim C Dm G Em Sm Bdim F G Em Dm C)

*

3.

(Dm Am Dm F Am C Dm Am)
tava pā-a-da-padma nā-a-th!, rokhibe āmāre
Your lotusfeet O my Lord, will protect me

(Dm G Am F C Am Dm)
ār rakhā-kartā nāhi, e bhava-samsāre     R
another protector there's not, in this material world.

4.

(G G7 Dm G / G7 Dm F G)
āmi tava nitya-dāsa,     R
I Your eternal servant

(G Em Dm G7 / Am F G)
- jāninu e-bāra     R
I have understood now

(Am Em Dm C Am G7 Dm)
āmār pā-a-lana-bhāra, ekhona tomāra
my burden of maintenance, now Yours.  

 

(Am Bdim C Dm Em F G Am Bdim C Dm C Bdim Am G C)

*

5.

(Dm Am Dm F Am C Dm Am)
bado duhkha pāiyā-achi, swatantra jīvane
Great misery I experience, in an independent life.

(Dm G Am F C Am Dm)
duhkha dū -u-re gelo, o pada-varane     R
And now I live free from all misery

 6.

(G G7 Dm G / G7 Dm F G)
je-pada lāgiyā ramā,     R
In search of those feet did Lakshmi

(G Em Dm G7 / Am F G)
tapasya korilā     R
perform austerities.

(Am Em Dm C Am G7 Dm)
je-pada pāiyā s'iva, s'iva-twa lobhilā
attaining those feet did S'iva, earn his auspiciousness (see 3.28: 22).  

 

(Am Dm, Bdim Am Bdim C Dm G Em Sm Bdim F G Em Dm C)

*

7.

(Dm Am Dm F Am C Dm Am)
je-pada labhiyā brahmā, kritā-artha hoilā
attaining the feet did Brahmā, become successful

(Dm G Am F C Am Dm)
je-pada nārada muni, hridoye dhorilā     R
those feet Narada Muni, held to his heart.  

8.

(G G7 Dm G / G7 Dm F G)
sei se abhoya pada,     R
they do free from fear those feet

(G Em Dm G7 / Am F G)
s'irete dhoriyā     R
keeping them on the head.

(Am Em Dm C Am G7 Dm)
parama-ānande nāci, pada-guna gā-a-iyā
in great bliss I do dance, those feet good thus I sing.  

9.

(Dm C F G Am G F Em)
samsāra-vipada ho'te, avas'ya uddhā-a-r
from the hard world its trouble, for sure will be freed,

(Dm C G7 G Am G7 (F) C (Em) Dm)
bhakativino-o-da, o-pada koribe tomār     R
Bhaktivinoda, those feet will be Yours! 

 Exit:

 (Dm Am (5x) Em Dm F Em Dm Am Dm Em F
G Am G F Em Dm C Bdim Am G F Em Dm)

 


 

Krishna Jinakā Namā He

(Hindi Traditional)

 

Intro:
(D G Bm F#m  G Bm Em A F#m  A D Em G A A7 D)

(1)

(D G Bm F#m)
krishna jinakā namā hai,
He whose name is Krishna,

(G Bm Em A)
gokula jinakā dhāma hai
and whose abode is Gokula

(F#m A D Em)
aise s'rī bhagavāna ko (mere)
unto such a Lord Supreme I do

(G A A7 D)
bārambāra pranām hai        R
time and again,  offer my respects.

 

(2)

(Bm Em G Bm)
Yas'odā jinaki maiyā hai,
He whose mother is Yas'odā

(Em G A F#m)
nandajī bapaiyā hai
and whose father is Nandajī

(Bm G Em F#m)
aise s'rī gopāla ko (mere)
unto such a cowherd boy I do

(G A G A7)
bārambāra pranām hai        R
time and again,  offer my respects.

(Bm Em G Bm Em G A F#m Bm G Em F#m G A G A)

(3)

(D G Bm F#m)
rādhā jinaki jāya hai,
He whose Beloved is Rādhā

(G Bm Em A)
adbhuta jinaki māyā hai
so amazing His energy māyā

(F#m A D Em)
aise s'rī ghana-s'yāma ko (mere)
He who looks like a rain cloud I do

(G A A7 D)
bārambāra pranām hai        R
time and again,  offer my respects.

 

(4)

(Bm Em G Bm)
lūtha lūtha dadhi mākhana khāyo,
He who sneaks to snatch the dairy and hides

(Em G A F#m)
gvāla-bāla sangha dhenu carāyo
who tends the cows with His boyfriends

(Bm G Em F#m)
aise s'ri līlā-dhāma ko (mere)
unto Him who is all playful pastimes I do

(G A G A7)
bārambāra pranām hai        R
time and again,  offer my respects.

(Bm Em G Bm Em G A F#m Bm G Em F#m G A G A)

(5)

(D G Bm F#m)
drupada-sutā ko lāja bacāyo,
Drupada's daughter he saved from dishonor

(G Bm Em A)
grāha se gaja ko phanda chudāyo
He delivered Gajendra from the alligator

(F#m A D Em)
aise s'rī kripa-dhama ko (mere)
unto Him the abode of all compassion, I do

(G A A7 D)
bārambāra pranām hai        R
time and again,  offer my respects.

 

(6)

(Bm Em G Bm)
kuru pāndava ko yuddha macāyo,
the Kuru/ Pāndava war He has caused

(Em G A F#m)
arjuna ko upades'a sunāyo
Arjuna He instructed on the battlefield

(Bm G Em F#m)
aise dīnā-nātha ko (mere)
He the Lord of all fallen souls I do

(G A G A7)
bārambāra pranām hai        R
time and again,  offer my respects.

 

End:

(Bm Em G Bm)
bhaja re! bhaja govinda gopāla hare    R
Sing, do sing of Govinda Gopāla

(Bm Em G Bm)
rādhe govinda, rādhe govinda, rādhe govinda    R
of Rādhā and Govinda again and again

(Em G A F#m)
rādhe gopala, rādhe gopala, rādhe gopala    R
of Rādhā and Gopāla, Rādhā and Gopāla

(Bm G Em F#m)
aise s'ri bhagavāna ko (mere)
unto such a Lord Supreme I do

(G A G A)
bārambāra pranām hai    R
time and again,  offer my respects.

 

 

Hare Krishna Mahāmantra VII

(traditional melody)

 

(G D Em)
HARE KRISHNA, HARE KRISHNA

(G Bm A)
KRISHNA KRISHNA, HARE HARE 

(G A7 D Bm)
HARE RĀMA, HARE RĀMA,

(D G A)
RĀMA RĀMA, HARE HARE   
 R

 

(D A Bm)
HARE KRISHNA, HARE KRISHNA

(Bm F#m G)
KRISHNA KRISHNA, HARE HARE

(D Bm A F#m)
HARE RĀMA, HARE RĀMA
,

(A F#m Bm)
RĀMA RĀMA, HARE HARE   
 R

from the beginning tempo 2 and then:

 

(G D Em)
HARE KRISHNA, HARE KRISHNA

(G Bm A)
KRISHNA KRISHNA, HARE HARE 

(G A7 D Bm)
HARE RĀMA, HARE RĀMA,

(D G A)
RĀMA RĀMA, HARE HARE   
 R

 

 Exit:
(D G Bm F#m  G Bm Em A F#m  A D Em G A A7 D)

 




S'rī Nāma-kīrtana

 'Chanting of the holy names'

(from Gītāvalī: S'rī Nām-kīrtan: 1)


Intro:
(F# E  C#m Bbdim B F# F#7 B)

(1)

(F# E)
yas'omatī-nandana, vraja-vara-nāgara,
Yas'oda's beloved son, the lover of Vraja,

(C#m F#)
gokula-rańjana kāna       R
the delight of Gokula, Kāna.

(B F#)
gopī-parāna-dhana, madana-manohara,       R
The gopis' wealth of life, He even steals Cupids mind,

(Bbm Db F#)
kāliya-damana-vidhāna       R
the serpent Kalya He chastises.

 

(2 - chorus)

(F# Db F#)
amala harinām amiya-vilāsā       R
The pure of Hari's names, full of sweet nectar.

(F# E C#m)
vipina-purandara, navīna nāgara-vara,  
The forests of Vraja their Lord, the youthful best of lovers,

(Bbdim F# Bbm F#)
vams'ī-vadana suvāsā       R
always plays the flute so nicely dressed.



(Ebm B G#m E G#m B Db
Ebm B E F# G#m Bbdim B C#m F#)

*

(3)

(F# E)
braja-jana-pālana, asura-kula-nās'ana,
Vraja's people He protects, the asura clans He destroys

(C#m F#)
nanda-godhana-rākhowālā       R
tending, protecting Nanda's cows.

(B F#)
govinda mādhava, navanīta-taskara       R,
The cows their pleasure, the goddess' husband and the butter thief,

(Bbm Db F#)
sundara nanda-gopālā       R
the beautiful cowherd of Nanda.



(3 - chorus)

(F# Db F#)
amala harinām amiya-vilāsā       R
The pure of Hari's names, full of sweet nectar.

(F# E C#m)
vipina-purandara, navīna nāgara-vara,  
The forests of Vraja their Lord, the youthful best of lovers,

(Bbdim F# Bbm F#)
vams'ī-vadana suvāsā       R
always plays the flute so nicely dressed.



(E F# Ebm B F# E G# F# E Ebm C#m B Bbdim G# m F#)  

*

(4)

(F# E)
jāmuna-tatha-cara, gopī-vasana-hara,
Wandering at the Yāmuna, He stole the gopi's garments,

(C#m F#)
rāsa-rasika kripāmoya       R
delighting in the mellows of the Rasa dance.

(B F#)
s' rī-rādhā-vallabha, brindābana-nathabara,       R
Radharani's beloved, vrindāvana's dancer,

(Bbm Db F#)
bhakativinod-ās'raya        R
Bhaktivinoda his refuge.


(4 - chorus)

(F# Db F#)
amala harinām amiya-vilāsā       R
The pure of Hari's names, full of sweet nectar.

(F# E C#m)
vipina-purandara, navīna nāgara-vara,  
The forests of Vraja their Lord, the youthful best of lovers,

(Bbdim F# Bbm F#)
vams'ī-vadana suvāsā       R
always plays the flute so nicely dressed.


Exit:
(F# E  C#m Bbdim B F# F#7 B)
 

 

 




  S'rī Rūpa Manjari Pada

by: Narottama Dāsa Thhākur

'The Feet of S'ri Rūpa Manjari'

(from Prārthanā)

 

Intro:
(C#m A F#m D, F#m D Bm E, F#m D Bm C#m, F#m E D F#m)

(1)

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
s'ri-rūpa-manjari-pada, sei mora sampada,
The lotus feet of S'ri Rūpa Manjari are my treasure,

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
sei mor bhajana-pūjana      R
they are my devotion and service,

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
sei mora prāna-dhana, sei mora ābharana,
they are my wealth and the meaning of my life -

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
sei mor jivanera jivana       R
they are the life of my life.

 

(G#dim A Bm C#m D, F#m D E C#m D A E A)

 

(2)

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
sei mora rasa-nidhi, sei mora vānchā-siddhi,
They are the perfection of rasa, they are perfection worthy to attain

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
sei mor vedera dharama       R
They are the very law of the Vedas for me.

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
sei brata, se-i tapa, sei mora mantra-japa,
of my vows and penances, they are the mantras of my praying.

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
sei mor dharama-karama       R
They are the religion, my activities.

 *

(G#dim A Bm C#m D E D, A F#m D ma7 Bm A G#dim F#m)

(3)

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
anukūla habe vidhi, se-pade hoibe siddhi,
purified, following the rules, one will attain perfection

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
nirakhibo e dui nayane      R
these two eyes thus may see

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
se rūpa-mādhuri-rās'i, prāna-kuvala-ya-s'as'i,
like moonlight his form in my heart, my heart shines in return.

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
praphullita habe nis'i-dine      R
not just at night, but all day.  

 

(G#dim A Bm C#m D, F#m D E C#m D A E A)

 

(4)

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
tuwā adars'ana-ahi, garale jā-ralo dehi,
Your absence from my vision, is like a dose of strong poison,

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
ciro-dina tāpita jivana        R
and I will suffer till the end of my life

(A E F#m, E C#m D E)
hā hā rūpa koro doyā, deho more pada-chāyā,
"Please give me your mercy and the shade of your lotus feet."  

(F#m E D Bm / F#m A D C#m F#m)
narottama loilo s'arana       R
that's what Narottama says.

Exit:
(C#m A F#m D, F#m D Bm E, F#m D Bm C#m, F#m E D F#m)
 

 

 


S'ri S'acī Tanayāshtakam

by S'rila Sārvabhauma Bhattāchārya

'Eight Prayers Glorifying Lord Caitanya, the son of S'rīmati S'acī devī'

 


Intro:
(Bm E F#m D Bm A E D E A F#m D Bm A G Bm Bma7)

(1)

(Bm E F#m D Bm, A E D E)
ujjvala-varana-gaura,-vara-a-deham
A radiant lotus face, a body like gold,

(A F#m D Bm, A G Bm)
vilasita-nirabadhi,-bhāva-videham      R
sporting incessantly, love nonphysical.

(G A Bm C#m, D E D E)
tribhuvana-pā-a-vana,-kripāyāhles'am
The three worlds delivered by just, a bit of His grace,

(Bm A G F#m, Em G Bm)
tam pranamāmi ca s'rī,-s'acī-tanayam      R
my obeisances unto Him, the son of S'acī.

 (D Bm G A Bm G Em F#m Bm G A Bm Em Bm F#m Bm7)

*

(2)

(Bm E F#m D Bm, A E D E)
gadagadā-a-antara,-bhāva-vikāram
Choked up from within, transformed by love,

(A F#m D Bm, A G Bm)
du-u-rjana-ta-a-rjana,-nāda-vis'ālam      R
the corrupt their threat, an immense sound.

(G A Bm C#m, D E D E)
bhava-bhaya-bhanjana-kār-,-ana-karunam
The fear or rebirth destroyed, the cause of mercy,

(Bm A G F#m, Em G Bm) 
tam pranamāmi ca s'rī,-s'acī-tanayam      R
my obeisances unto Him, the son of S'acī.

(D Bm G A Bm G Em F#m Bm G A Bm Em Bm F#m Bm7)

*

(3)

(Bm E F#m D Bm, A E D E)
arunā-a-m-bara-dhara,-cāru-kapolam
Saffron garments He does wear, forehead beautiful,

(A F#m D Bm, A G Bm)
indu-vinindita-nakha,-caya-ruciram      R
the moon mocked by fingernails, in rows radiant.

(G A Bm C#m, D E D E)
jalpi-i-ta-nijaguna,-nāma-vinodam
Uttered His own qualities, the Names He enjoys,

(Bm A G F#m, Em G Bm)
tam pranamāmi ca s'rī,-s'acī-tanayam      R
my obeisances unto Him, the son of S'acī.

(D Bm G A Bm G Em F#m Bm G A Bm Em Bm F#m Bm7)

*

(4)

(Bm E F#m D Bm, A E D E)
vigalita nayan(a) kama,-la jala dhāram
Flowing from His  lotus eyes, a stream of tears,

(A F#m D Bm, A G Bm)
bhūshana-nava-ra-a-sa,-bhāva-vikāram      R
His ornament fresh mellows, changes of love.

(G A Bm C#m, D E D E)
gati-ati-ma-a-nthara,-nritya-vilāsam
His gait very majestic, pastimes of dance,

(Bm A G F#m, Em G Bm)
tam pranamāmi ca s'rī,-s'acī-tanayam      R
my obeisances unto Him, the son of S'acī.

(Bm E F#m D Bm A E D E A F#m D Bm A G Bm Bma7)

*

 (5)

(Bm E F#m D Bm, A E D E)
cańcala-cā-a-ru-caran,-gati-ruciram
Restless His lovely feet, the movements they please,

(A F#m D Bm, A G Bm)
mańjīra-rańjita-pada,-juga-madhuram      R
with anklets adorned the two feet, so very sweet.

(G A Bm C#m, D E D E)
candra-a-vinindita-s'ī,-tala-vadanam
The moon outshone by His, cooling face,

(Bm A G F#m, Em G Bm)
tam pranamāmi ca s'rī,-s'acī-tanayam      R
my obeisances unto Him, the son of S'acī.

(D Bm G A Bm G Em F#m Bm G A Bm Em Bm F#m Bm7)

*

 (6)

(Bm E F#m D Bm, A E D E)
dhrita-kathi-dora-kaman,-dalu-da-a-ndam
Wearing loincloth waterpot, and a staff,

(A F#m D Bm, A G Bm)
divya-a-kale-e-vara,-mundita-mundam      R
divine His human form, shaven His head.

(G A Bm C#m, D E D E)
durja-a-na-ka-a-lmasa,-khandana-dandam
the bad ones their sins, destroyed chastised,

(Bm A G F#m, Em G Bm)
tam pranamāmi ca s'rī,-s'acī-tanayam      R
my obeisances unto Him, the son of S'acī.

(D Bm G A Bm G Em F#m Bm G A Bm Em Bm F#m Bm7)

*

 7)

(Bm E F#m D Bm, A E D E)
bhūshana-bhūraja-ala,-kā-vali-i-tam
An ornament dust of the earth, up to his hair,

(A F#m D Bm, A G Bm)
kampita-bimbā-a-dhara,-vara-ruciram      R
His trembling lips red as berries, so fine pleasing.

(G A Bm C#m, D E D E)
malaya-ja-viracita,-ujjval(a)-tilakam
With sandal wood drawn out, brilliant tilak signs,

(Bm A G F#m, Em G Bm)
tam pranamāmi ca s'rī,-s'acī-tanayam      R
my obeisances unto Him, the son of S'acī.

(D Bm G A Bm G Em F#m Bm G A Bm Em Bm F#m Bm7)

*

8)

(Bm E F#m D Bm, A E D E)
nindita-arun(a)-kamala,-dala-nayanam
Surpassing a pink lotus, the petals His eyes,

(A F#m D Bm, A G Bm)
ājānulambita-s'rī-bhu,-ja ju-u-galam      R
down to the knees extending long, His fine pair of arms.

(G A Bm C#m, D E D E)
kalevara-kais'ora,-nartaka-ves'am
His body so youthful, as an actor dressed up.

(Bm A G F#m, Em G Bm)
tam pranamāmi ca s'rī,-s'acī-tanayam      R
my obeisances unto Him, the son of S'acī



Exit:
(Bm E F#m D Bm A E D E A F#m D Bm A G Bm Bma7)

 

 


Mahāmantra VIII

(traditional)

 

Intro:
(Bm G Am Bm D C G Em, Am C Em D Am F#dim Bm)

(Bm G Am Bm D C G Em)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(Am C Em D Am F#dim Bm G)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE     R

(Em Am F#dim Bm D Am Bm G)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(Am D Em F#dim Am Em D G)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE     R

From the beginning tempo 2 and then:

*

(Em Am F#dim Bm D Am Bm G, Am D Em F#dim Am Em D G)


(Bm G Am Bm D C G Em)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(Am C Em D Am F#dim Bm G)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE     R

(Em Am F#dim Bm D Am Bm G)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(Am D Em F#dim Am Em D G)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE     R

From the beginning tempo 2 and then:

tempo 1 sung together:

(Bm G Am Bm D C G Em)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(Am C Em D Am F#dim Bm G)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE 

(Em Am F#dim Bm D Am Bm G)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(Am D Em F#dim Am Em D G)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE

Exit:
(Em Am F#dim Bm D Am Bm G
, Am D Em F#dim Am Em D G)


 

Āmi Jamunā Puline

by: S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thhakur

'On the Bank of the Yamuna River'

(from: 'Kalyāna Kalpataru',)

'The Desire tree of Auspiciousness'

 

 

 Intro:
(G#m Eb G#m E C#m F# G#m E F# B)

(1)

(B F# Ebm, B G#m)
āmi jamunā-puline, kadamba-kānane,
At the yamuna, in a Kadamba grove,

(C#m G#m Bbdim)
ki herinu sakhī -i! āja
     R
what did I see today o girlfriend?

(F# G#m E, G#m E F# Ebm/2: F# E C#m B G#m Bbdim B)
āmār s'yāma bams'ī-dhari, mani-mańcopari,
A dark boy who had a flute, upon a jeweled throne,

(B G#m F# /2: C#m G#m Bbdim)
līlā kore' rasa-rāja     R
performing pastimes, the King of Mellows

 

(G#m Bbdim Eb G#m Bbdim B C#m Ebm G#m Bbdim Gdim)

 *

(2)

(B F# Ebm, B G#m)
āmi jamunā-puline, kadamba-kānane,
At the yamuna, in a Kadamba grove,

(C#m G#m Bbdim)
krishna-keli sudhā-prasravana
     R
Krishna's loving a nectar shower,

(F# G#m E, G#m E F# Ebm/2: F# E C#m B G#m Bbdim B)
tāra ashtha-dalopari, s'rī-rādhā s'rī-hari,
upon its eight petals: Rādhā and Hari;

(B G#m F# /2: C#m G#m Bbdim)
ashtha-sakhī parijana     R
the eight sakhi's, their associates.

 

(G#m Bbdim Eb G#m, G#m B C#m Ebm G#m
Bbdim Gdim B F#, Ebm B Db C#m G#m Bbdim)

*

(3)

(B F# Ebm, B G#m)
tāra sugīta nartane, saba sakhī-gane,
With nice songs and dancing, all the girlfriends.

(C#m G#m Bbdim)
tushiche jugala-a-dhane
     R
please the treasured couple.

(F# G#m E, G#m E F# Ebm/2: F# E C#m B G#m Bbdim B)
takhan krishna-līlā heri', prakriti-sundarī,
Then, seeing Krishna's playing, all matters beautiful,

(B G#m F# /2: C#m G#m Bbdim)
bistāriche s'obhā vane     R
spread the splendor through the forest.

 

(G#m Bbdim Eb G#m Bbdim B C#m Ebm G#m Bbdim Gdim) 

 *

(4)

(B F# Ebm, B G#m)
āmi ghare nā jāibo, vane praves'ibo,
I will not go home, I'll go for that forest,

(C#m G#m Bbdim)
o līlā-ra-a-se-e-r tare
     R
for the pastime- mellows.

(F# G#m E, G#m E F# Ebm/2: F# E C#m B G#m Bbdim B)
āmi tyaji' kula-lāja, bhaja braja-rāja,
I'll forget familymembers, and worship the Lord of Vraja!

(B G#m F# /2: C#m G#m Bbdim)
vinoda minati kore'     R
So humbly Vinod tells you.

Exit: 
(G#m Eb G#m E C#m F# G#m E F# B)

 

 


Bhoga-ārati

by: S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

'Offering of the food'

(from Gītāvalī)

(at Thhākura Bhaktivinoda's home at
Surabhi-kuńja in Godruma-dvīpa)

 

Intro:
 (C F Gm Am Db Bm C Bb Am F Gm Am Bb
Dm C Bb Am F Edim Dm C Bb
Am Gm C F Gm Am Bb C Bb Gm)

(1)

(C F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari       R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
s'rī-gaurahari sohi goshthha-bihārī
       R
That same Golden Lord sported in the pastures of Vraja,

(F Edim Dm C /2: Bb Am Gm C)
nanda-jas'omatī-citta-hari
       R
Nanda's and Yas'odā's heart He stole.

(C F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari       R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!

(F Em Bb C)

*

(2)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
belā ha'lo dāmodara āi-so ekho-na      R
His mother calls: 'its late Damodar, come now,

(C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
bhoga-mandire, bosi' koroha bhoja-na      R
sit down in the dining room and eat Your lunch.

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!

(3)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
nandera nides'e baise giri-bara-d      R
Directed by Nanda Krishna who held the hill sits down,

(C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
baladeva-saha sakhā baise sāri sāri      R
and Baladeva and His friends all sit down in rows to eat.

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!

(F Em Bb C)

*

(4)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
s'uktā-s'ākādi bhāji nālitā kushmānda-a      R
Then they eat s'ukta, vegetables, fries and jute (salad).

(C F Gm Bb / 2: C Am Gm F)
dāli dālnā dugdha-tumbī dadhi mocā-khanda      R
pumpkin, fruits, [lentil-] cakes, dairy, squash and bananaflowers.

( F Gm Am Bb / 2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!

(5)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
mudga-bodā māsha-bodā rothikā ghritānna      R
They get mung and urad dahl patties, capatis, rice and ghee

(C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
s'ashkulī pishtha-ka khīr puli pāyasān-na      R
sweets with sesame, rice cakes, khir, milkcakes and sweet rice.

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!


(Dm Bb C Am Dm Edim F Gm C Bb Am C)

*

(6)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
karpūra amrita-keli rambhā khīra-sā-ra      R
They have camphor nectar, bananas, and delightful cheese,

(C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
amrita rasālā, amla dvādas'a prakā-ra      R
twelve sours of tamarind, lime, lemon, orange and pomegranate.

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!  

(7)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
luci cini sarpurī lāddu rasāba-lī      R
There are sugar puris white, cream puris, laddus, patties sweet,

(C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
bhojana korena krishna ho'ye kutūha-lī      R
and all the food is eagerly eaten by Krishna.

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!


(Dm F Bb F Gm C Dm Gm F Edim C F)

*

(8)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
rādhikāra pakka anna vividha byańjana      R
Rādhārānī's rice, curry, sweets and pastries:

(C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
parama ānande krishna korena bhojana      R
ecstatically happy Krishna eats of the food.

(F Gm Am Bb (2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!

(9)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
chale-bale lāddu khāy s'rī-madhumangala-a      R
His funny friend laddu thief Madhumangala,

(C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
bagala bājāy āra deya hari-bolo      R
while eating shouts 'haribol' and slaps his pits.

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!


(Dm F Bb F Gm C Dm Gm F Edim C F)

(10)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
rādhikādi gane heri' nayanera kone      R
On Rādhārānī and her friends keeping an eye,

(C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
tripta ho'ye khāy krishna jas'odā-bhavane      R
eating so happy sits Krishna down in Yas'odhā's house.

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!  

(11)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
bhojanānte piye krishna suvāsita bāri      R
Drinking rose-scented water does Krishna after lunch,

(C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
sabe mukha prakshāloy ho'ye sāri sāri      R
wash His mouth with all boys in one line.

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!


(Dm Bb C Am Dm Edim F Gm C Bb Am C)

*

(12)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
hasta-mukha prakshāliyā jata sakhā-gane      R
Hand and mouths having washed do all gopa's next,

( C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
ānande vis'rāma kore baladeva-sane      R
in great bliss with Rāma take a rest.

( F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!  

(13)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
jambula rasāla āne tāmbūla-masālā      R
Jambula and Rasāla bring pān, spice, catechu,

(C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
tāhā kheye krishna-candra sukhe nidrā gelā      R
having taken that Krishna-candra goes happily asleep.

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!

(F Em Bb C)

*

(14)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
vis'ālāksha s'ikhi-puccha-cāmara dhulāya      R
while resting d waves Visalaka a peacock feather fan,

(C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
apūrva s'ayyāya krishna sukhe nidrā jāya.      R
to cool Krishna as He is happily asleep on the fine bed.

 (F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!

(15)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
yas'omatī-ājńā pe'ye dhanishthhā-ānīto      R
Asked by Yas'odā brings Dhanishthā the remnants,

(C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
s'rī-krishna-prasāda rādhā bhuńje ho'ye pto      R
so that the Krishna prasāda can be relished by Rādhā.

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!

(F Em Bb C)

*

(16)

(F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
lalitādi sakhī-gana avas'esha pāya      R
Lalita and the other gopis then take of what's left and

( C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
mane mane sukhe rādhā-krishna-guna gāya      R
happy in their hearts they sing Rādhā-Krishna their glories.

( F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!

(17)

( F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Am)
hari-līlā eka-mātra jāhāra pramoda      R
With the Lords His pastimes for his only joy,

( C F Gm Bb /2: C Am Gm F)
bhogārati gāy thhākur bhakativinoda      R
sings Bhaktivinoda to this offering of the food.

(  F Gm Am Bb /2: Dm C Bb Fma7)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala s'rī-gaurahari      R
Sing of Lord Gaura, the caretaker of the devotees!

Exit:

(C F Gm Am Db Bm C Bb Am F Gm Am Bb
Dm C Bb Am F Edim Dm C Bb
Am Gm C F Gm Am Bb C Bb Gm)
 


Album VII


Durlabha Mānava Janma

by S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura

from Kalyāna Kalpataru;
'The Desiretree of Auspiciousness'

'A Rare Human Birth'

 

 

Intro:

(Cm Dm, Eb Cm Ab, Gm Ab Bb Fm, Cm Ab Fm G Cm)

(1)

  (Fm Eb Cm Bb Cm Ddim Eb)
durlabha mā-a-a-nava-janma, labhiyā samsā-a-re-e
with this rare human birth, attained in samsar

(Eb Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm Dmin Fm)
krishna nā bha-jinu --- duhkha kahibo kāhā-a-re-e ?
for Krishna of no worship --- whom to tell that misery?

(Bb Ab Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm)
durlabha mā-a-a-nava-janma labhiya samsa-a-re-e
with this rare human birth, attained in samsar  

(2)

(Fm G Ab Bb Eb Ddim Cm)
 'samsā-ra ' ' sam-sāra ', ko're, miche gelo kā---la
worldly and again so worldly, acting pointless the time passed

(Cm Ab Ddim Gm Eb F Gm Ab Fm Eb)
 
lābha nā koi-lo kichu, ghati-i-lo jańjā-a-la-a-a-a
won was nothing not a thing, but a lot of trouble

(Cm Fm, Gm Ab Bb Eb, Gb Eb Ddim Bb, Cm Ddim Bb Gm)

(3)

(Fm Eb Cm Bb Cm Ddim Eb)
 ki-i-ser samsā-a--a-ar e-ei, chāyābāji prā-a-a-y
what kind of world is this, its but a shadow theater!

(Eb Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm Dmin Fm)
 iha-te ma-mata kori, 'britha, dina ja-a-a-y
in this possessive acting fruitless, the days passed

(Bb Ab Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm)
ki-i-ser samsā-a-a-ar e-ei, chāyābāji prā-a-a-y
what kind of world is this, its but a shadow theater!  

 (4)

(Fm G Ab Bb Eb Ddim Cm)
 e de-ho pa-tana, ho'le ki ro'be āmā--ar?
of this body upon falling, what will remain of me?

(Cm Ab Ddim Gm Eb F Gm Ab Fm Eb)
 
keho sukha nā-hi, di-be pu-u-tra-a--par-ivā-a-a-a-ar
some joy not even, gives a son or family!  

(5)

(Fm Eb Cm Bb Cm Ddim Eb)
 ga-a-ardabhe-er mata āmi, kori paris'ra-a-a-am
just like an ass I do perform, that labor,

(Eb Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm Dmin Fm)
 kā-a'r lāgi 'eto kori, nā ghu-cilo bhra-a-a-am
for whom do I work like this, not away'is my illusion!

 (Bb Ab Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm)
ga-a-ardhabe-er mata āmi, kori paris'ra-a-a-am
just like an ass I do perform, that labor.

 (6)

(Fm G Ab Bb Eb Ddim Cm)
dina jā-ay micha kāje, nis'a nidrā-ba--s'e
the day passes caught in trivia, the night is ruled by sleep,

(Cm Ab Ddim Gm Eb F Gm Ab Fm Eb)
nāhi bhāvi --- ma-rana nikate ā-ache ba's'e-e-e-
i do not think --- death ahead of me is waiting!

 

(Bb Ab, Gm Ab Bb Cm Ddim, Gm Cm Fm Bb, Cm Ab Bb Eb) 

 

 (7)

 
(Fm Eb Cm Bb Cm Ddim Eb)
bhā-a-lo ma-a--a-anda khāi, heri, pari, cintā-hīna
much or little I do eat, I see, I wear, unconcerned,

(Eb Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm Dmin Fm)
nāhi bhāvi, e de-ho chā-dibo kon di-i--i-na-a-
I do not think of, the body leaving someday!

Bb Ab Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm
bhā-a-lo ma-a-a-anda khāi, heri, pari, cintā-hīna
much or little I do eat, I see, I wear unconcerned.

 (8)

  Fm G Ab Bb Eb Ddim Cm
deho-geho-kalatrādi,-cintā avira---ta
the body, the home, the wife and so - a worry endless,

Cm Ab Ddim Gm Eb F Gm Ab Fm Eb
 
jāgi-che hri-do-ye mor, buddhi-i ko-o-ri 'hata-a-a-a
awakening in my heart, is the intelligence crushed!

(9)

  (Fm Eb Cm Bb Cm Ddim Eb)
hā-a-ay, hā-ay! nā-ahi bhāvi --- anitya e sa-a-ba-a
alas, alas! how inconsiderate ---of the temporal of all this,

(Eb Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm Dmin Fm)
 jīva-na vi-gate kothā rohi-be vaibha-a-va-a?
with life running out..., where will stay this opulence?

 (Bb Ab Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm)
hā-a-ay, hā-ay! nā-ahi bhāvi --- anitya e sa-a-ba-a
alas, alas! how inconsiderate ---of the temporal of all this!  

(10)

(Fm Eb Cm Bb Cm Ddim Eb)
 s'mas'ā-ane s'arīr mama podiyā rohi--be
at the burialplace my body flat out will be motionless

(Cm Ab Ddim Gm Eb F Gm Ab Fm Eb)
 
bihan-ga-pa-ta-nga tāy bihā-a-a-ar kori-i-i-i-be?
the birds and bugs will have a good time!

 

(Cm Fm, Gm Ab Bb Eb, Gb Eb Ddim Bb, Cm Ddim Bb Gm)

 (11)

 
(Fm Eb Cm Bb Cm Ddim Eb)
ku-u-ukku-ur srigā-a-al sab, ānandita ho-o'ye-e
the dogs and jackhals will be delighted

(Eb Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm Dmin Fm)
 maho-tsava kori-be ā-mār de-ha lo-o-o'ye-e
they'll have a feast taking my body!

 (Bb Ab Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm)
ku-u-ukku-ur srigā-a-al sab, ānandita ho-o-'ye-e
the dogs and jackhals will be delighted  

 (12)

(Fm G Ab Bb Eb Ddim Cm)
 je de-her ei gati-i, tā-a'r anuga-a--ta
it's this body its end, its destination

(Cm Ab Ddim Gm Eb F Gm Ab Fm Eb)
 
samsār-vaibha-va ār ban-dhu-ja-a-a-ana jata-a-a-a
(and so too of) the wordly wealth and all the friends!

(13)

(Fm Eb Cm Bb Cm Ddim Eb)
 a-a-ta-eva mā-ayā-moha, chādi 'buddhimā-a-a-n
therefore that mad illusion rejecting: a wise person,

(Eb Fm Gm Ab Bb Cm Dmin Fm)
 nitya-tattva krishna-bhakti korun sandhā-a-a-an
eternal truth and Krishna bhakti: please go for that!

 Exit:

(Cm Dm, Eb Cm Ab, Gm Ab Bb Fm, Cm Ab Fm G Cm)

 

 


S'rī Godruma-Chandra-Bhajanopades'a,

by S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thākura

Instructions for the worship of Lord Caitanya,
the Moon of the island of Godruma-dvīpa

from 'Gitāvalī'

 

Intro:
(Bb Gm Cm Adim, Dm Eb F Gm, Gm F Eb Dm Eb Dm Cm Bb)

(1)


(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
yadi te hari-pāda-saro-o-ja-sudhā
If you, with the lotus feet of Hari so sweet,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
rasa-pāna-param hridaya-a-m satatam
      R
in the mood always want to feast your heart on drinking,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
parihritya griham kali-bhā-a-va-mayam
then give up your home so full of kaliyuga's illusion

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
and sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(2)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
dhana-yauvana-jīvana-rā-a-jya-sukham
Riches, youth, a long life and royal happiness,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
na hi nityam anukshana-nā-a-s'a-param
      R
not certain nor permanent, can be lost at any moment;

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
tyaja-grāmya-kathā-sakala-a-m viphalam
please renounce all common chatter o so fruitless.

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
and sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


 (Gm Bb Cm Dm Gm F Db Eb Gm)

*

(3)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
ramanī-jana-sanga-sukha-a-m ca sakhe
A nice woman's company and pleasure, o friend,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
carame bhayadam purushā-a-rtha-haram
      R
in the end give fear and steal the purpose of the person,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
hari-nāma-sudhā-rasa-ma-a-tta-matir
with the Lord His names, that sweet mood, fill your mind,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
and sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

 (4)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
,jada-kāvya-raso na hi ka-a-vya-rasah
Worldly poetry, that taste sure's not the real poetic taste,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
kali-pāvana-gaura-raso-o hi rasah
      R
Kali's savior Gaura to taste surely is the taste,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
alam anya-kathādy anus'īlanayā
useless all other topics and so cultivated,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Gm Adim Bb Cm Bb Cm Dm Eb Gm Adim Bb Cm Dm Eb F Bb)

*

(5)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
vrishabhānu-sutānvita-vā-a-ma-tanum
The daughter of Vrishabhānu standing at His left,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
yamunā-tata-nāgara-na-a-nda-sutam
      R
at the bank of the yamunā, the lover son of Nanda,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
muralī-kala-gīta-vino-o-da-param
with the flute its soft songs engaged in pleasing,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

 

(6)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
hari-kīrtana-madhya-gata-a-m sva-janaih
The Lord sung together in the midst of His folk,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
pariveshthita-jāmunadā-a-bda harim
      R
all around the golden luster of Lord Hari,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
nija-gauda-janaika-kripā-a-jaladhim
for the Gaudya people the only ocean of mercy,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Dm Bb Cm Adim F Gm Eb F Cm F Bb Eb Bb Dm Eb F)

*

(7)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
girirāja-sutā-parivī-i-ta-griham
The royal mountains' daughter (the Ganges) surrounds His home,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
nava-khanda-patim yati-ci-i-tta-haram
      R
the Lord of Navadvīpa who steals the hearts of renunciates,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
sura-sangha-nutam priyayā-a sahitam
the saintly together bow to Him with His wife (Vishnu-priya),

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(8)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
kali-kukkura mudgara-bhā-a-va-dharam
The dog-type of Kali He gives the stick in the mood,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
hari-nāma-mahoushadha-dā-a-na-param
      R
the Lord His name the great medicine He does administer,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
patitārta-dayārdra-su-mū-u-rti-dharam
for the fallen all compassion His form so beautiful,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Bb F Gm F Dm Eb Gm Adim Bb Cm Dm Cm Bb F)

*

(9)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
ripu-bāndhava-bheda-vihī-i-na-dayā
Between foe & friend no difference He makes in His mercy,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
yad-abhīkshnam-udeti mukhā-a-bja-tatau
      R
that is constantly manifest on His lotusface,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
tam akrishnam iha vraja-rā-a-ja-sutam
He, not dark of skin here, is the son of Nanda;

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(10)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
iha coapanishat-parigī-i-ta-vibhur
Here and in the Upanishads is celebrated the Almighty,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
dvija-rāja-sutah purathā-a-bha harih
      R
the son of a brahmin ruler, golden His luster,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
nija-dhāmani khelati ba-a-ndhu-yuto
in His abode He is sporting together with His friends;

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.



(Gm Bb F Cm Dm Bb Gm Eb F Dm
Eb Cm Bb Eb Cm Bb Gm Dm Eb F Bb)

*

(11)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
avatāra-varam paripū-u-rna-kalam
The Best of Avatāra's, complete in all respects,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
para-tattvam ihātma-vilā-a-sa-mayam
      R
the Transcendental Reality is here eager to enjoy with Himself,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
vraja-dhāma-rasāmbudhi-gu-u-pta-rasam
of the abode of Vraja, in the ocean of mellows, the most intimate flows.

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
thus sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(12)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
s'ruti-varna-dhanādi na ya-a-sya kripā-
Learning, a high birth, wealth etc., will not do for His mercy,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
janane balavad-bhajane-e-na vinā
      R
when missing the power that's generated by the worship,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
tam ahaituka-bhāva-pathā-a hi sakhe
of Him sure by the path of unmotivated service my friend;

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Bb F Gm F Dm Eb Gm Adim Bb Cm Dm Cm Bb F)

*

(13)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
api nakra-gatau hrada-ma-a-dhya-gatam
And captured by the crocodile having entered the lake (like Gajendra)

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
kama-mocayad-ārta-jana-a-m tam ajam
      R
is indeed released the distressed one by Him, the Unborn,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
avicintya-balam s'iva-ka-a-lpatarum
of inconceivable strength, auspicious the desire tree,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(14)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
surabhīndra-tapah-paritu-u-shtha-manā
Of mother Surabhi and Indra their penance most contented,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
vara-varna-dharo harir ā-a-virabhūt
      R
having a fine complexion the Lord has appeared,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
tam ajasra-sukham muni-dha-ir-ya-haram
Him of unlimited bliss who steals the patience of sages,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Dm Bb Cm Adim F Gm Eb F Cm F Bb Eb Bb Dm Eb F)

*

(15)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
abhilāsha-cayam tad-abhe-e-da-dhiyam
All that you aspire, just meditating on one,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
as'ubham ca s'ubham tyaja sa-a-rvam idam
      R
the inauspicious and auspicious, please give them all up,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
anukūlatayā priya-se-e-vanayā
with a favorable attitude and loving devotion,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(16)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
hari-sevaka-sevana-dha-a-rma-paro
The Lord's servants then serving, the dharma that's fixed,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
hari-nāma-rasāmrita-pā-a-na-ratah
      R
the Lord's names His sweet mellows then addicted to drink,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
nati-dainya-dayā-para-mā-a-na-yuto
modest, humble, compassionate, all mindfull of that,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Gm Adim Bb Cm Bb Cm Dm Eb Gm Adim Bb Cm Dm Eb F Bb)

*

(17)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
vada yādava mādhava kri-i-shna hare
Chant Yādava, Mādhava, Krishna Hari!

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
vada rāma janārdana ke-e-s'ava he
      R
chant Rāma, Janārdana, Kes'ava O!

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
vrishabhānu-sutā-priya-nā-a-tha sadā
Vrishabhānu's daughter and the Sweet Lord always,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(18)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
vada yāmuna-tīra-vanā-a-dri-pate
Chant of the Yāmunabank's Lord of the forest, the mountain,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
vada gokula-kānana-pu-u-ńja-rave
      R
chant of Gokula its groves so many the Sun,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
vada rāsa-rasāyana gau-u-ra-hare
chant of the Giver of Life to the (rāsa-)Dance Lord Gaura!

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
and sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.


(Gm Bb Cm Dm Gm F Db Eb Gm)

*

(19)

(Gm Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
cala gaura-vanam nava-kha-a-nda-mayam
Proceed to Gaura's forest divided in nine parts,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (2: Dm Cm Bb Adim)
patha gaura-hares' caritā-a-ni mudā
      R
happy to recite and read on Gaura's deeds,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (2: Eb Dm Cm Adim)
luthha gaura-padānkita-gā-a-nga-tatham,
roll on the Gangesbanks marked by Gaura's footprints,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (2: Bm Cm Adim Gm)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
and sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

(20)

(Bb Dm Gm F) (2: Gm Adim Bb Cm)
smara gaura-gadādhara-ke-e-li-kalām
Remember Gaura's and Gadādhara's loving arts,

(Gm Eb F Dm) (Dm Cm Bb Adim)
bhava gaura-gadādhara-pa-a-ksha-carah
      R
become an adherent of Gaura and Gadādhara,

(Gm F Dm Eb) (Eb Dm Cm Adim)
s'rinu gaura-gadādhara-cā-a-ru-kathām
listen to the fine stories about Gaura and Gadādhara,

(F Gm Eb Dm) (Bb Cm Adim Bb F)
bhaja godruma-kānana-a-ku-u-ńja-vidhum      R
and sing of the moon (Lord Gaura) of Godruma's forest retreat.

 Exit:
(Bb Gm Cm Adim, Dm Eb F Gm, Gm F Eb Dm Eb Dm Cm Bb)

 


 

Mahāmantra IX

(traditional)

 

Intro:
(F C Gm Am F Dm Am C Edim Dm F C Dm Gm C F Dm Am Bb Edim C F)

(1)

(F C Gm Am F)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(F C Gm Am F)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE        R 


(2)

(Dm Am C Edim Dm)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(Dm Am C Edim Dm F)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE 
      R


(3)

(F C Dm Gm C F)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(F C Dm Gm C F)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE       R


(4)

(Dm Am Bb Edim Am Dm)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(Dm Am Bb Edim Am F)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE       R


Tempo two: from the beginning,
and then together in tempo 1 again:


(F C Gm Am F)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(F C Gm Am F)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE 

 Exit:
(F C Gm Am F Dm Am C Edim Dm F C Dm Gm C F Dm Am Bb Edim C F)


Jaya Rādhe Jaya Rādhe

by Hari Vyāsa Devāchārya

'Song for the divine couple'

Intr0:
(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A Bm, D Bm F#m Bm, G Em A D)

 

(introductory verse, sung together)

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A Bm)
nava-nava-rangi tri-bhangi-i-jaya, syāma-su-angi syā-a-ma
All glories to the Person in a threefold stance, so nice dark, Lord Syāma!

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A D)
jaya-rādhe-jaya hari-i-priye, s'ri-rādhe sukha dhāma
All glories to Rādhe, to the Love of the Lord, S'rī Rādhā, the bliss abode.

 

(1)

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A F#m)
jaya rādhe jaya rādhe-e radhe, jaya rādhe jaya s'rī-rādhe     R

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A D)
jaya krishna jaya krishna-a krishna, jaya krishna jaya s'rī-krishna      R

(D A Em A, Bm Em A Bm /- D)
syāmā-gorī nitya-kisorī prītama-jorī s'rī-rādhe     R
A maiden of gold, eternally young, the only perfect match: S'rī-Rādhe

(Bm F#m C#dim F#m, G C#dim F#m G /- D)
rasika-rasīlo chaila-chabīlo guna-garabīlo s'rī-krishna     R
the Relisher Relishable, Effulgent Enchantment, the Pride of the Qualities: S'rī-Krishna

(F#m D)

 (2)

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A F#m)
jaya rādhe jaya rādhe-e radhe, jaya rādhe jaya s'rī-rādhe     R

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A D)
jaya krishna jaya krishna-a krishna, jaya krishna jaya s'rī-krishna      R

(D A Em A, Bm Em A Bm /- D)
rasa-vihārini rasa-bisatārini piya-ura-dhārini s'rī-rādhe      R
Of the Dance the Princess, distributing the mellows, embracing His chest: S'rī-Rādhe

(Bm F#m C#dim F#m, G C#dim F#m G /- D)
nava-nava-rangi navala-tribangī syāma-su-angi s'rī-krishna      R
The New and Newer Sport, fresh in threebend standing, exquisite proportioned dark: S'rī-Krishna

(D Bm F#m Bm Em G A Bm D Bm F#m Bm)

(3)

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A F#m)
jaya rādhe jaya rādhe-e radhe, jaya rādhe jaya s'rī-rādhe     R

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A D)
jaya krishna jaya krishna-a krishna, jaya krishna jaya s'rī-krishna      R

(D A Em A, Bm Em A Bm /- D)
prāna-piyārī rūpa-ujyārī ati-sukunvārī s'rī-rādhe      R
The all-life sweetest, a splenderous beauty, o so soft and delicate: S'rī-Rādhe

(Bm F#m C#dim F#m, G C#dim F#m G /- D)
maina-manohara mahā-moda-kara sundara-bara-tara s'rī-krishna      R
Cupids Enchanter, the Giver of Great Bliss, by far the Best of Beauty: S'rī-Krishna

(F#m D)

 (4)

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A F#m)
jaya rādhe jaya rādhe-e radhe, jaya rādhe jaya s'rī-rādhe     R

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A D)
jaya krishna jaya krishna-a krishna, jaya krishna jaya s'rī-krishna      R

(D A Em A, Bm Em A Bm /- D)
sobhā-sainī mobhā-mainī kokila-bainī s'rī-rādhe      R
A beauty reclining, radiating luster, her speech like a cuckoo: S'rī-Rādhe

(Bm F#m C#dim F#m, G C#dim F#m G /- D)
kīrati-vantā kāmini-kantā s'rī-bhagavantā s'rī-krishna      R
Honored in His fame, Love of the Young girls, the Highest of all Godforms: S'rī-Krishna

(D Bm F#m Bm Em G A Bm D Bm F#m Bm)

 (5)

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A F#m)
jaya rādhe jaya rādhe-e radhe, jaya rādhe jaya s'rī-rādhe     R

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A D)
jaya krishna jaya krishna-a krishna, jaya krishna jaya s'rī-krishna      R

(D A Em A, Bm Em A Bm /- D)
candā-badanī kundā-radanī sobhā-sadanī s'rī-rādhe      R
With a spotless moonface, teeth like jasmine buds, the abode of all beauty, S'rī-Rādhe

(Bm F#m C#dim F#m, G C#dim F#m G /- D)
parama-udārā prabhā-apārā ati-sukunvārā s'rī-krishna      R
The highest personality, His aura eternity, soft youthful charms, S'rī-Krishna

(F#m D)  

(6)

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A F#m)
jaya rādhe jaya rādhe-e radhe, jaya rādhe jaya s'rī-rādhe     R

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A D)
jaya krishna jaya krishna-a krishna, jaya krishna jaya s'rī-krishna      R

(D A Em A, Bm Em A Bm /- D)
hamsā-gavanī rājati-ravanī krīdā-kavanī s'rī-rādhe      R
Like a regal swan her gait, the most radiant lover, of fun and games, S'rī-Rādhe

(Bm F#m C#dim F#m, G C#dim F#m G /- D)
rūpa-rasālā naina-bisālā parama-kripālā s'rī-krishna      R
His form the best taste, lotus-eyes wide open, mercy supreme, S'rī-Krishna

(D Bm F#m Bm Em G A Bm D Bm F#m Bm)

*

(7)

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A F#m)
jaya rādhe jaya rādhe-e radhe, jaya rādhe jaya s'rī-rādhe     R

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A D)
jaya krishna jaya krishna-a krishna, jaya krishna jaya s'rī-krishna      R

(D A Em A, Bm Em A Bm /- D)
kancana-belī rati-rasa-relī ati-alabelī s'rī-rādhe      R
Like a golden greeper winding, to the brim ecstatic mellows, acting most private, S'rī-Rādhe

(Bm F#m C#dim F#m, G C#dim F#m G /- D)
saba-sukha-sāgara saba-guna-āgara rūpa-ujāgara s'rī-krishna      R
Ocean of all happiness, mine of all qualities, the most famous radiance, S'rī-Krishna

(F#m D)

 (8)

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A F#m)
jaya rādhe jaya rādhe-e radhe, jaya rādhe jaya s'rī-rādhe     R

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A D)
jaya krishna jaya krishna-a krishna, jaya krishna jaya s'rī-krishna      R

(D A Em A, Bm Em A Bm /- D)
ravanī-ramyā tara-tara-tamyā guna-agamyā s'rī-rādhe      R
Most charming mistress, top-level greatness, quality non-sensual, S'rī-Rādhe

(Bm F#m C#dim F#m, G C#dim F#m G /- D)
dhāma-nivāsī prabhā-prakāsī sahaja-suhāsī s'rī-krishna      R
Permanent in Vraja, most influent His aura, natural nice smiling, S'rī-Krishna

(D Bm F#m Bm Em G A Bm D Bm F#m Bm)

 (9)

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A F#m)
jaya rādhe jaya rādhe-e radhe, jaya rādhe jaya s'rī-rādhe     R

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A D)
jaya krishna jaya krishna-a krishna, jaya krishna jaya s'rī-krishna      R

(D A Em A, Bm Em A Bm /- D)
s'aktyāhlādini ati-priya-vādini ura-unmādini s'rī-rādhe      R
Potent divine pleasure, attractive loving speech, breasts full of desire, S'rī-Rādhe

(Bm F#m C#dim F#m, G C#dim F#m G /- D)
anga-anga-tauna sarasa-salauna subhaga-suthauna s'rī-krishna      R
Attractive in each limb, suffused with overflowing rasa, chest full of the noblest, S'rī-Krishna

(F#m D)  

(10)

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A F#m)
jaya rādhe jaya rādhe-e radhe, jaya rādhe jaya s'rī-rādhe     R

(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A D)
jaya krishna jaya krishna-a krishna, jaya krishna jaya s'rī-krishna      R

(D A Em A, Bm Em A Bm /- D)
rādhā-nāmini guna-abhirāmini hari-priya-svāminī s'rī-rādhe      R
Blessed with the name Rādhā, qualities pleasing each, the only queen for Haripriya, S'rī-Rādhe

(Bm F#m C#dim F#m, G C#dim F#m G /- D)
hare-hare-hari hare-hare-hari hare-hare-hari s'rī-krishna      R
of the Lord of the Lord Hari of the Lord of the Lord Hari of the Lord of the Lord Hari, S'rī-Krishna

Exit:
(D Bm F#m Bm, Em G A Bm, D Bm F#m Bm, G Em A D)

 


Sarvasva Tomāra Carana

by S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

"Everything Unto Your Feet"

(from S'aranāgati)

 

Intro:
(Am, Dm F, Gm, Bb, Am, Bm, C Dm,
Am Bb F, Edim, Dm, C, Bm, Am, Gm, Dm)

 

(1)

(Am, Dm F, Gm, Bb)
sarva-asva tomār, carane sampiyā,
Offering everything at Your feet,

(Am, Bb C, Dm, C /Am)
podechi tomā-ra ghare      R
I have fallen before Your home.

(Bm, F, Edim, Dm)
tumi-i to' thākur, tomā-ra kuku-ur,
With You indeed the master, and I as dog

(C, Bb, Am, Gm, Dm)
boliyā jānaho more     
R
I say know me thus.



(Eb Cm F  Bb Eb Gm Cm F)

*

(2)

Am, Dm F, Gm, Bb,
bāndhiyā nikate, āmāre pālibe,
Chained nearby, You'll maintain me,

(Am, Bb C, Dm, C /Am)
rohibo tomā-ra dwāre      R
I will stay at Your door.

(Bm, F, Edim, Dm)
pratīpa-ja-a-nere, āsite nā dibo,
People in defiance, I will not permit,

(C, Bb, Am, Gm, Dm)
rākhibo gade-ra pāre     
R
keep them at bay, beyond the moat.



(Gm, F, Eb, Dm, Cm, Bb, Adim, Gm)
 
*

 

(3)

(Am, Dm F, Gm, Bb)
tava nija-jana, prasā-ad seviyā,
Of Your devotees, I will eat the food,

(Am, Bb C, Dm, C /Am)
ucchishtha rākhibe jāhā     R
the foodremnants that they keep.

(Bm, F, Edim, Dm)
āmā-ara bhojan, parama-ānande,
The food for me, supremely happy

(C, Bb, Am, Gm, Dm)
prati-din ha'be-e tāhā     
R
will there be every day



(Dm, F, Gm, Bb, Am, Bb, C)
 
*

 

(4)

(Am, Dm F, Gm, Bb)
bosiyā s'uiyā, tomā-ar carana,
Sitting or sleeping, Your feet

(Am, Bb C, Dm, C /Am)
cintibo satata āmi     R
I'll perpertually contemplate.

(Bm, F, Edim, Dm)
nācite nā-acite, nikathe jāibo,
Dancing and dancing, I will come near

(C, Bb, Am, Gm, Dm)
jakhona dākibe tumi     
R
when You will call me.



(Cm, Dm, Gm, F, Gm, Eb, Dm, Bb)
  
*

 

 (5)

(Am, Dm F, Gm, Bb)
nijera po-oshana, kabhu nā bhāvibo,
About my own maintenance, i'll never think,

(Am, Bb C, Dm, C /Am)
rohibo bhāve-er bhore     R
I'll remain absorbed in ecstasy

(Bm, F, Edim, Dm)
bhakativi-inoda, tomāre pālaka,
Bhaktivinod's maintainer You are

(C, Bb, Am, Gm, Dm)
boliyā varana kore
      R
so I say, I accept

 

Exit:
(Am, Dm F, Gm, Bb // Am, Bm, C Dm,
Am, Bb, F, Edim, Dm, C, Bm, Am, Gm, Dm)
 




Vande Krishna Nanda Kumāra

Traditional Bengali bhajan

 


Intro:
(Fm Eb Db Bbm. Bbm Eb Fm Db
Cm Eb Fm Db, Fm Ab Eb Fm)

 

(Cm Fm Eb Db /Cm Ab Bbm Cm)
govinda hari gopāla hari
      R
Govinda the Lord, Gopāla the Lord

(Eb Db Ab Bb /Db Eb Bbm Fm)
govinda hari gopāla hari
      R
Govinda the Lord, Gopāla the Lord

(Cm Db /Cm Bb Fm),
jaya jaya deva hari
      R
glories, glories to Lord Hari

(Cm Db /Cm Db Fm)
jaya jaya deva hari
      R
glories, glories to Lord Hari

 

(Fm Eb Db Bbm /Db Eb Ab Fm)
vande krishna nanda kumāra
      R
I praise Lord Krishna, the son of Nanda

(Bbm Eb Fm Db /Eb Fm Ab Fm)
nanda-kumāra madana-gopāla
      R
the son of Nanda, the sweetheart of the gopīs

(Cm Eb Fm Db /Eb Bbm Fm)
madana-gopāla mohana-rūpa
      R
the sweetheart of the gopīs, how beautiful His body

(Fm Ab Eb Db /Db Cm Ab Fm)
mohana-rūpa nanda-kumāra
      R
so beautiful His body, the son of Nanda,

 

(Bbm Gdim Fm /Gdim Eb Cm)
jaya jaya deva hari
      R
glories, glories to Lord Hari

(Eb Bbm Db /Bbm Cm Fm)
jaya jaya deva hari
      R
glories, glories to Lord Hari

 

(Fm Bbm Cm Db /Bbm Db Eb Fm)
jaya prabhu dīna-dayāla hari
      R
I praise the Master compassionate to the fallen

 

(Cm Fm Eb Db /Cm Ab Bbm Cm)
govinda hari gopāla hari
      R
Govinda the Lord, Gopāla the Lord

(Eb Db Ab Bb /Db Eb Bbm Fm)
govinda hari gopāla hari
      R
Govinda the Lord, Gopāla the Lord

(Cm Db /Cm Bb Fm),
jaya jaya deva hari
      R
glories, glories to Lord Hari

(Cm Db /Cm Db Fm)
jaya jaya deva hari
      R
glories, glories to Lord Hari

 

(Cm Eb Fm Db /Eb Bbm Fm)
jaya rāma hari jaya krishna hari
      R
glories to Lord Rāma, glories to Lord Krishna

(Fm Ab Eb Db /Db Cm Ab Fm)
jaya jaya-s'acī-nandana gaura-hari
      R
all glories to S'acī's son, Gauranga the Lord

 

(Cm Fm Eb Db /Cm Ab Bbm Cm)
govinda hari gopāla hari
      R
Govinda the Lord, Gopāla the Lord

(Eb Db Ab Bb /Db Eb Bbm Fm)
govinda hari gopāla hari
      R
Govinda the Lord, Gopāla the Lord

(Cm Db /Cm Bb Fm),
jaya jaya deva hari
      R
glories, glories to Lord Hari

(Cm Db /Cm Db Fm)
jaya jaya deva hari
      R
glories, glories to Lord Hari

(reprisal)

(Fm Eb Db Bbm /Db Eb Ab Fm)
vande krishna nanda kumāra
      R
I praise Lord Krishna, the son of Nanda

(Bbm Eb Fm Db /Eb Fm Ab Fm)
nanda-kumāra madana-gopāla
      R
the son of Nanda, the sweetheart of the gopīs

(Cm Eb Fm Db /Eb Bbm Fm)
madana-gopāla mohana-rūpa
      R
the sweetheart of the gopīs, how beautiful His body

(Fm Ab Eb Db /Db Cm Ab Fm)
mohana-rūpa nanda-kumāra
      R
so beautiful His body, the son of Nanda,

 

(Bbm Gdim Fm /Gdim Eb Cm)
jaya jaya deva hari
      R
glories, glories to Lord Hari

(Eb Bbm Db /Bbm Cm Fm)
jaya jaya deva hari
      R
glories, glories to Lord Hari

 

Exit:
(Ab Db Ab Db Db Eb Fm Gdim
Ab Bbm Cm Bbm Fm Bbm Cm Ab)
 

 

Govinda = He who pleases the cows,
Gopāla = He who tends the cows


S'rī Yugala Ārati

by S'rīla Bhaktivinoda Thhākur

Ceremony of worshiping the Divine Couple

(from Gītāvalī)

 

Intro:
(Bm D Em F#m G A Em C#dim D F#m G A Bm A Em A
Bm C#dim F#m G A Bm G F#m D C#dim Bm G F#m Em C#dim Bm)

(1)

(Bm D Em F#m G A Em A)
jaya jaya rādhā krishna yugala-milana     R
Glories, glories to the union of the divine couple Rādhā Krishna,

(D F#m G A Bm A Em A)
ārati karowe lalitādi sakhī-ghana     R
and Lalitā with her friends performing worship.

 

(2)

(Bm C#dim F#m G A Bm G A)
madana-mohana rūpa tri-bhanga-sundara   R
Cupid's Charmer, His form bent in three places,

(Dm C#dim Bm G F#m Em C#dim Em)
pītāmbara s'ikhi-puccha-cūdā-manohara    R
the yellow garments, the peacock feather and the crown enchanting.



(D F#m G A bm C#dim Bm A Em F#m G A D Em Bm C#dim)

*  

(3)

(Bm D Em F#m G A Em A)
lalita-mādhava-vāmebrishabhānu-kanyā     R
To the left the charming daughter of Vrishabhānu,

(D F#m G A Bm A Em A)
sunilā-vasanā gaurī rūpe guna dhanyā     R
so blue the garments of the fair one to praise for beauty, qualities.

 

(4)

(Bm C#dim F#m G A Bm G A)
nānā-vidha alankāra kore jhalamala    R
Various kinds of ornaments do sparkle,

(Dm C#dim Bm G F#m Em C#dim Em)
hari-mano-vimohana vadana ujjvala     R
Her brilliant face bewildering the mind of Hari.

 

(A Bm C#dim D Em F#m G A G Em D Bm Em C#dim F#m D)

 *

(5)

(Bm D Em F#m G A Em A)
vis'ākhādi sakhī-gana nānā rāge gāya
All the girlfriends headed by Vis'akha singing different tunes,

(D F#m G A Bm A Em A)
priya-narma-sakhī jata cāmara dhulāya     R
the most confidential friends all waving whisks.

 

(6)

(Bm C#dim F#m G A Bm G A)
s'rī-rādhā-mādhava-pada-sarasija-ās'e     R
Hoping for the feet of S'rī Rādhā and Mādhava

(Dm C#dim Bm G F#m Em C#dim Em)
bhakativinoda sakhī-pade sukhe bhāse     R
floats Bhaktivinod at the feet of these friends as his guru.

 


Mahāmantra 10


(a)
(Bm D Em F#m G A Em A)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(D F#m G A Bm A Em A)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE        R (2x)


(b)

(Bm C#dim F#m G A Bm G A)
HARE KRISHNA HARE KRISHNA KRISHNA KRISHNA HARE HARE

(Dm C#dim Bm G F#m Em C#dim Em)
HARE RĀMA HARE RĀMA RĀMA RĀMA HARE HARE        R (2x)

 

Exit:
(Bm D Em F#m G A Em C#dim D F#m G A Bm A Em A
Bm C#dim F#m G A Bm G F#m D C#dim Bm G F#m Em C#dim Bm)

 


 
  S'rī S'achī-Sutāshthakam

by Sarvabhauma Bhaththāchārya

Eight prayers glorifying the Son of S'rīmatī S'achi Devī

 

 

Intro:
(C F G Bdim Am G C Dm G Am  Dm F Dm Bb F C Dm C)

(1)

F G Bdim Am
nava gaura-varam nava-pushpa-s'aram
New fine gold arrows, of flowers just bloomed,

G C Dm G
nava-bhāva-dharam nava-lāsya-param
ever new moods ecstatic, in new dances absorbed,

Am  Dm F Dm
nava-hāsya-karam nava-hema-varam
new laughter is raised, new gold beautiful,

Bb F C Dm
pranamāmi s'acī-suta-gaura-varam        R
I bow down to S'acī's son, Gaura excellent!

 

(2)

Dm Em Am F
nava-prema-yutam nava-nīta-s'ucam
With new love endowed, shining like fresh butter,

Em Am Bdim Em
nava-ves'a-kritam nava-prema-rasam
new clothes different, new loving mellows,

F Bdim Dm Bb
navadhā vilasat s'ubha-prema-mayam
the nine ways newer newer, auspicious loving nature

Gm Dm Am Dm
pranamāmi s'acī-suta-gaura-varam        R
I bow down to S'acī's son, Gaura excellent!

(C F G Em, Dm C Gm Am
Dm Gm Am Bb, Dm Gm C Am)

*

(3)

C F G Bdim Am
hari-bhakti-param hari-nāma-dharam
Deep in bhakti for the Lord, holding on to the names,

G C Dm G
kara-japya-karam hari-nāma-param
with his hands chanting japa, transported by Hari's names,

Am  Dm F Dm
nayane satatam pranayās'ru-dhara
in His eyes always carrying the tears of love,

Bb F C Dm
pranamāmi s'acī-suta-gaura-varam        R
I bow down to S'acī's son, Gaura excellent!

 

(4)

Dm Em Am F
satatam janatā-bhava-tāpa-haram
Who always takes away mankinds suffering the matter,

Em Am Bdim Em
paramārtha-parāyana-loka-gatim
the supreme cause dedicated, the people their goal,

F Bdim Dm Bb
nava-leha-karam jagat-tāpa-haram
renders men like bees new, removes the misery from the world,

Gm Dm Am Dm
pranamāmi s'acī-suta-gaura-varam        R
I bow down to S'acī's son, Gaura excellent!



(Am Dm Bdim7 Em C F Gm C Dm Gm Edim C Bb Gm C G)

 * 

(5)

C F G Bdim Am
nija-bhakti-karam priya-cārutaram
raises bhakti for Him, the love most attractive,

G C Dm G
natha-nartana-nāgara-rāja-kulam
dances in greatest moods, for the Lover His family,

Am  Dm F Dm
kula-kāmini-mānasa-lāsya-karam
attractive girls' minds He moves to the dance

Bb F C Dm
pranamāmi s'acī-suta-gaura-varam        R
I bow down to S'acī's son, Gaura excellent!

 

(6)

Dm Em Am F
karatāla-valam kala-kanthha-ravam
along with the cymbals, soft the sound from His throat,

Em Am Bdim Em
mridu-vādya-suvīnikayā madhuram
softly played the vīnāstring, pleasingly sweet,

F Bdim Dm Bb
nija-bhakti-gunāvrita-nātya-karam
from His devotional quality inspiring to dance,

Gm Dm Am Dm
pranamāmi s'acī-suta-gaura-varam        R
I bow down to S'acī's son, Gaura excellent!

 

(C F G Em, Dm C Gm Am
Dm Gm Am Bb, Dm Gm C Am)

*

(7)

C F G Bdim Am
yuga-dharma-yutam punar nanda-sutam
the way for Kali-yuga, Nanda's son come again,

G C Dm G
dharanī-sucitram bhava-bhāvocitam
the brilliance of the earth, the mood good to birth and death,

Am  Dm F Dm
tanu-dhyāna-citam nija-vāsa-yutam
the consciousness meditating, to the form, His abode,

Bb F C Dm
pranamāmi s'acī-suta-gaura-varam        R
I bow down to S'acī's son, Gaura excellent!

 

(8)

Dm Em Am F
arunam nayanam caranam vasanam
eyes, feet and clothes red as the sun rising,

Em Am Bdim Em
vadane skhalitam svaka-nāma-dharam
taken His own names faltering in His mouth,

F Bdim Dm Bb
kurute su-rasam jagata jīvanam
awakening a sweet flavor to all life in the world,

Gm Dm Am Dm
pranamāmi s'acī-suta-gaura-varam        R
I bow down to S'acī's son, Gaura excellent!

 

Exit:
(C F G Bdim Am G C Dm G Am  Dm F Dm Bb F C Dm)



Krishna Tava Punya Habe Bhai

'Bhagavān Krishna Pada-Padme Prārthanā'

"Prayer unto the lotusfeet of Lord Krishna"

by: A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swāmī Prabhupāda

Composed on his trip to America
on board the Jaladūta 13 Sept. 1965

 

Intro:
(Am F Gm Bb  C Edim F Dm C Bb Gm Edim Dm Gm Edim F)

 

Refrain:

(C Bb C)
krishna tava punya habe bhāi
Krishna's virtue will be yours o brothers,

(Edim Gm Edim Gm)
e-punya koribe jabe         rādhārānī khus'i habe
that virtue He will give when Rādhā is first pleased

(C Bb C)
dhruva ati boli tomā thāi        R
so I do assure you so it is.

  (1)

(Am Bb C Edim)
s'rī-siddhānta saraswatī         s'acī-suta priya ati
S'rī Siddhānta Saraswatī most dear to Sacī's son:

(Dm Gm Bb C)
krishna-sevāya jāra tula nāi
        R
he's unequalled in Krishna's service

(Am Bb C Edim)
sei sa mohānta-guru          jagater madhe uru
that great spiritual master, magnanimous in the universe

(Dm Gm Bbma7 Gm)
krishna-bhakti dey thhāi thhāi        R
gives Krishna's bhakti here and everywhere

 (2)  

(Am Bb C Edim)
tāra icchā balavān          pās'cātyete thhān thhān
by his powerful will, in the western world everywhere,

(Dm Gm Bb C)
hoy jāte gaurānger nām
        R
to have the name of Gauranga;

(C Bb Edim Gm)
prithivīte nagarādi          āsamudra nada-nadī
that on the earth in all places, on the ocean, rivers, streams

(F Gm Edim F)
sakale-i loy krishna nām
        R
to have verily all take to Krishna's name

Refrain:

(C Bb C)
krishna tava punya habe bhāi
Krishna's virtue will be yours o brothers,

(Edim Gm Edim Gm)
e-punya koribe jabe         rādhārānī khus'i habe
that virtue He will give when Rādhā is first pleased

(C Bb C)
dhruva ati boli tomā thāi        R
so I do assure you so it is.

  (3)

(Am Bb C Edim)
tāhale ā nanda hoy          tabe hoy digvijoy
Upon that there will be bliss, and then all directions will be

(Dm Gm Bb C)
caitanyer kripā atis'oy
        R
conquered by Caitanya's excessive mercy.

(Am Bb C Edim)
māyā dushtha jata duhkhī          jagate sabāi sukhī
Whichever miser by māyā down - when everyone in the world is happy

(Dm Gm Bbma7 Gm)
vaishnaver icchā pūrna hoy        R
is the desire of the vaishnavas fulfilled.

 (4)  

(Am Bb C Edim)
se kārya je koribāre                   ājńā jadi dilo more
That task which I have to do - commanded though assigned to me

(Dm Gm Bb C)
jogya nahi ati dīna hīna
        R
destitute, most fallen, not worthy.

(C Bb Edim Gm)
tāi se tomāra kripā                   jāgitechi anurūpā
That being so Your mercy - awakens accordingly

(F Gm Edim F)
ā ji tumi sabār pravīna
        R
right now: You as the wisest of all

 

Refrain:

(C Bb C)
krishna tava punya habe bhāi
Krishna's virtue will be yours o brothers,

(Edim Gm Edim Gm)
e-punya koribe jabe         rādhārānī khus'i habe
that virtue He will give when Rādhā is first pleased

(C Bb C)
dhruva ati boli tomā thāi        R
so I do assure you so it is.

  (5)

(Am Bb C Edim)
tomāra se s'akti pele                   guru-sevā vastu mile
With that potency of Yours bestowed, is serving the guru, the essence, obtained

(Dm Gm Bb C)
jīvana sārthaka jadi hoy
        R
if so will life be succesfull.

(Am Bb C Edim)
sei se sevā pele                   tāhale sukhī hale
Obtaining that particular service, one becomes thereafter a happy one

(Dm Gm Bbma7 Gm)
taba sanga bhāgyate miloy        R
by fortune meeting Your association

 (6)  

(Am Bb C Edim)
evam janam nipatitam prabhavāhi-kūpe
as people so material that fallen in the snake pit,

(Dm Gm Bb C)
kāma abhikāmam anu yah prapatan
prasangāt
running after senseobjects, falling down, bad company,

(C Bb Edim Gm)
kritvātmasāt surarshinā bhagavan grihitah
was I, grown likewise, by God's sage accepted o my Lord,

(F Gm Edim F)
so 'ham katham nu visrje tava bhritya-sevām
        R
how can I ever give that up, the service of your servant?

                                                                         (SB 7.9: 28)

 *

(Am Bb C Edim, Dm Gm Bb C,
Am Bb C Edim,Dm Gm Bbma7 Gm)

Refrain:

(C Bb C)
krishna tava punya habe bhāi
Krishna s virtue will be yours o brothers,

(Edim Gm Edim Gm)
e-punya koribe jabe         rādhārānī khus'i habe
that virtue He will give when Rādhā is first pleased

(C Bb C)
dhruva ati boli tomā thāi        R
so I do assure you so it is.

 (7)

(Am Bb C Edim)
tumi mor cira-sāthī                   bhuliya māyār lāthi
You are my eternal companion, but forgetful kicked by māyā,

(Dm Gm Bb C)
khāiyāchi janma-janmāntare
        R
I was suffering birth after birth.

(Am Bb C Edim)
āji punah e sujoga                   jadi hoy jogājoga
If today the chance is there again, to have the association

(Dm Gm Bbma7 Gm)
tabe pāri tuhe milibāre        R
then I'm able to rejoin You

 (8)

(Am Bb C Edim)
tomāra milane bhāi                   ābār se sukha pāi
Meeting You, o brother, I once more experience that happiness,

(Dm Gm Bb C)
gocārane ghuri din bhor
        R
of tending cows wandering all day.

(C Bb Edim Gm)
koto bane chuthāchuthi                   bane khāi luthāputhi
In all the forests having fun, in the woods enjoying rolling around:

(F Gm Edim F)
sei din kabe habe mor
        R
when will that day be mine?

 

Refrain:

(C Bb C)
krishna tava punya habe bhāi
Krishna's virtue will be yours o brothers,

(Edim Gm Edim Gm)
e-punya koribe jabe         rādhārānī khus'i habe
that virtue He will give when Rādhā is first pleased

(C Bb C)
dhruva ati boli tomā thāi        R
so I do assure you so it is.

 (9)

(Am Bb C Edim)
āji se subidhāne                   tomāra smarana bhelo
Today in that nice way, I did find that memory of You

(Dm Gm Bb C)
boro ās'ā dākilām tāi        R
longing greatly I called out just so.

(Am Bb C Edim)
ami tomāra nitya-dās                   tāi kori eta ās'a
I as Your eternal servant do that way keep to this desire,

(Dm Gm Bbma7-Gm F)
tumi binā anya gati nāi
        R
there is no other refuge than You!

 

Refrain:

 

(C Bb C)
Krishna's virtue will be yours o brothers,
krishna tava punya habe bhāi

(Edim Gm Edim Gm)
that virtue He will give when Rādhā is first pleased
e-punya koribe jabe         rādhārānī khus'i habe

(C Bb C)
so I do assure you so it is.
dhruva ati boli tomā thāi      
  R

(C Bb C)
krishna tava punya habe bhāi
Krishna's virtue will be yours o brothers,

(Edim Gm Edim Gm)
e-punya koribe jabe         rādhārānī khus'i habe
that virtue He will give when Rādhā is first pleased

(C Bb C)
dhruva ati boli tomā thāi 
so I do assure you so it is.

 


Boro-Kripā Koile Krishna

Mārkine Bhāgavata-Dharma

"Preaching Krishna Consciousness in America"

by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupāda
at Boston Harbor, September 18, 1965

 

Intro

C Dm Em  F G Em Dm C
C Dm Em  F G Em Dm G

(1)

(F Am Dm C Am Dm Em // C Am F Dm C Am G)
boro-kripā koile krishna adhamer prati      R
Great mercy You showed this fallen soul o Krishna!

(Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am E // Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am C)
ki lāgi ānile hethā koro ebe gati      R
Why did You bring me here, please show your purpose now.

(C Am Bb C Gm )
boro-kripā koile krishna
Great mercy you showed Krishna...

(2)


(Em G Am F Gm Am // C Em Dm F G Edim Dm Bb)
āche kichu kārja taba ei anumāne      R
I guess You've some job in mind with this,

(Gm Am Bb C D Edim C// Gm Am Bb D Dm Edim C F)
nahe keno āniben ei ugra-sthāne      R
or else why did You bring me to this ugly place?

 *

(3)

(F Am Dm C Am Dm Em // C Am F Dm C Am G)
rajas tamo gune erā sabāi ācchanna      R
They all here are covered by the modes of passion and ignorance,

(Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am E // Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am C)
vāsudeva-kathā ruci nahe se prasanna      R
thus satisfied have they no taste for Vāsudeva talks.

(C Am Bb C Gm )
rajas tamo gune erā
Their modes are passion and ignorance...

 (4)

(Em G Am F Gm Am // C Em Dm F G Edim Dm Bb)
tabe jadi taba kripā hoy ahaitukī      R
If You then show Your causeless mercy...,

(Gm Am Bb C D Edim C// Gm Am Bb D Dm Edim C F)
sakala-i sambhava hoy tumi se kautukī      R
will anything be possible, You are all full of wonder.

 *  

(5)

(F Am Dm C Am Dm Em // C Am F Dm C Am G)
ki bhāve bujhāle tārā bujhe sei rasa      R
What will make them understand and pick up that mood?

(Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am E // Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am C)
eta kripā koro prabhu kori nija-bas'a      R
Be of this mercy Prabhu please, I give You the control.

(C Am Bb C Gm )
ki bhāve bujhāle tārā
What will make them understand?

(6)

(Em G Am F Gm Am // C Em Dm F G Edim Dm Bb)
tomāra icchāya saba hoy māyā-bas'a      R
By Your will they all fell under the control of māyā...

(Gm Am Bb C D Edim C// Gm Am Bb D Dm Edim C F)
tomara icchāya nās'a māyār paras'a      R
As you wish they also may have the illusion clutch destroyed!

*

 (7)

(F Am Dm C Am Dm Em // C Am F Dm C Am G)
tava icchā hoy jadi tādera uddhār      R
If You so desire that they may be delivered,

(Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am E // Dm Gm Edim F Gm Am C)
bujhibe nis'caya-i tabe kathā se tomār      R
then decidedly they will comprehend that message of You!

(C Am Bb C Gm )
tava icchā hoy jadi
If it is what You desire.. 

 (8)

(Em G Am F Gm Am // C Em Dm F G Edim Dm Bb)
bhāgavater kathā se taba avatār      R
As the Bhāgavatam talks You have descended,

(Gm Am Bb C D Edim C// Gm Am Bb D Dm Edim C F)
dhīra haiyā s'une jadi kāne bār bār      R
if heard in repeat they'll sober up the ones who hear them.

*

 (9)

(C //Am Dm)
s'rinvatām sva-kathāh krishnah
Hearing these words of Krishna Himself,

(Dm Em // Bm C)
punya-s'ravana-kīrtanah       R
one finds virtue listening, singing;

(F G Am // F G Am)
hridy antah-stho hy abhadrāni
with from the heart the dirt collected,

(Dm Em// Dm Am)
vidhunoti suhrit satām      R
washed by the Wellwisher of the truthful

 

(Am C Dm//C Am C Dm)
nashtha-prāyeshv abhadreshu 
All the bad as good as destroyed,

(Em F // G Bb Am)
nityam bhāgavata-sevayā      R
in regular service of the bhāgavata;

(F G Am // Am Dm F G)
bhagavaty uttama-s'loke
unto the Fortunate One praised in the verses,

(Dm Em // F Am)
bhaktir bhavati naishthikī     R
becomes the bhakti irrevocable.