Nace Nace Nitai Gaur Guna Maniya
nAce nAce nitAi gaur guNa maNiyA
bAme priya gadAdhara, zrIvAsa advaita bara,
pArizada tArAgaNa jinyA
NitAi and Gaura guNamaNi are dancing and dancing, with beloved
GadAdhAra on Their left, and zrIvAsa and Advaita [on the right] while
Their associates defeat the stars [that surround the Gaura-moon].
bAje khola karatAla, madhura saNgIta bhAla,
gagana bhorilo haridhvaniyA
The mridangas and karatAlas are played and sweet songs are sung. The
sky is filled with the chanting of harinAma.
candana carcita gAy, phAgu bindu bindu tAy,
vanamAlA dole bhAlo boliyA
His body is anointed with sandal paste and drops of Holi juice, and a
forestflower garland dangles nicely across His chest.
gale zubhra upavIta, rUpa koTi kAma jita,
caraNe nUpura raNaraNiyA
A white brahmin thread hangs across His neck, His form defeats
millions of Cupids and anklebells jingle on His feet.
dui bhAi nAci jAy, sahacara gaNa gAy,
gadAdhara ange pore DhUliyA
The two brothers are dancing and Their associates sing while
GadAdhara’s body is pelted with powder.
pUruba rabhasa lIlA, ebe pahu prakAzilA,
sei brindAban ei nadiyA
Now the Lord re-manifests His previous joyful VrindAban pastimes in
bihare gangAtIre, sei dhIra samIre,
vRndAvana dAsa kohe jAniyA
Now He enjoys on the bank of the GangA just like in Vrindavan’s
DhIra samIra kuJja. VRndAvana dAsa tells you, for he knows it.