Narrations on the pastimes of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and Radha-Krishna.
Baladeva | Rakhi Purnima - Celebrating today!
Madhava - Thu, 22 Aug 2002 19:16:26 +0530
Today we are celebrating both Baladeva Jayanti and Rakhi Purnima. I am posting some excerpts from Ananta Das Pandit's commentary on Vraja Vilasa Stava about Balaram and Rama-Ghata in this thread.
On Rakhi Purnima, Sridham, Radha's brother, goes to Yavat and brings Radharani from Her mother-in-law's house to to visit Her parents. Sriman Advaitadas just sent me a beautiful text he compiled about Rakhi Purnima, you can download it here.
Madhava - Thu, 22 Aug 2002 19:23:12 +0530
Sri Ananta Dasji’s Stavamrita Kana Vyakhya: Sripada Raghunatha attains a stream of transcendental visions of the ecstatic activities of the Vraja-companions that are as grave as millions of oceans. The self manifest forms and attributes of the Vraja-companions automatically arise in Sri Raghunatha’s heart, which is illuminated by visuddha sattva (transcendence). In this verse he mentions and praises some of the forms and qualities of Sri-Sri Baladeva, whose body is nondifferent from Sri Krishna’s. First of all he says: udyac-chubhrAMzu koTi dyuti nikara tiraskAra-kAryujjvala zrIH – “His body has a white luster that defeats the shining of millions of rising moons.” By comparing His body with millions of moons he has revealed its elegance and beauty. Sri Rupa Gosvami has written:
VRAJA VILASA STAVA, VERSE 12:
udyac-chubhrAMzu koTi dyuti nikara tiraskAra-kAryujjvala zrIr
durvAroddAma dhAma prakara ripu ghaTonmAda vidhvaMsi gandhaH
snehAd apyunnimeSaM nijam anujam ito’raNya-bhUmau sva-vItam
tad viryajJo’pi yo na kSaNam upanayate staumi taM dhenukArim
“I praise Sri Baladeva, the enemy of Dhenukasura, whose body shines brightly white like millions of rising moons, who easily destroys even a whiff of the false ego of His invincible turbulent enemies, who, out of great affection, does not leave His naughty little brother Krishna out of His sight for even a moment when They out into the woods, and who treats Krishna with this affection despite knowing about His divine prowess.”
zubhraH sphaTika varNADhyo balarAmo mahAbalaH;
nIla vastra paridhAno vanamAla virAjitah
dIrgha kezaH sulAvaNyaz cUdA cArur manohara;
ratna kuNDala yugmaM ca karma-yugme virAjitam
nAnA puSpa maNihAraH kaNTha-deze suzobhitaH;
keyUra balayau yugmau bAhu-yugme virAjitau
ratna nUpura yugmaM ca pAda yugme suzobhitam;
vasudevaH pitA tasya mAtA ca rohini bhavet
(Sri Sri Radha-Krishna Ganoddega Dipika - 70)
“Sri Balarama’s bodily luster is white like crystal and because of His great physical strength He is named Balarama. He wears a blue dhoti, He is beautified by a garland of forest flowers, He has long hair, He is filled with beauty and elegance, His crown is beautiful and enchanting, both His ears are beautified by jeweled earrings, His neck is adorned with different flower garlands and jewel strings, His arms are beautified by bangles and bracelets and His lotus feet are decorated with jeweled ankle bells. His father’s name is Vasudeva and His mother’s name is Rohini”
When Sri Gargacarya performed the name-giving ceremony he also mentioned Sri Baladeva’s forms, qualities and strength:ayaM hi rohiNI-putro ramayan suhRdo guNaiH
AkhyAsyate rAma iti balAdhikyAd balaM viduH
yadUnAm apRthag-bhAvAt saGkarSaNam uzanty api
“This son of Rohini has three names, Rama, Baladeva and Sankarsana. Because He delights His relatives with His different attributes He is named Rama, because of His extraordinary strength He is named Bala, and because He manages to keep the Yadavas united in heart and mind He is called Sankarsana.”
Hence Sri Baladeva is an ocean of beauty, attributes and strength. Sri Raghunatha said: durvAroddAma dhAma prakara ripu ghaTonmAda vidhvaMsi gandhaH – “He can easily destroy even a whiff of pride of all His powerful and turbulent enemies.” In Vraja Sri Krishna is lila purusottama, who mainly advented Himself to relish the mellows of sweet pastimes, that are free from even the slightest whiff of majesty and prowess, with His Vraja-companions. The killing of demons and the lightening of the burden of the earth is not the duty of the Original Personality of Godhead Sri Krishna. If Sri Krishna is still seen killing demons then it is done by Sri Visnu through the transcendental appearance of Sri Krishna.svayaM-bhagavAnera karma nahe bhAra-haraNa
sthiti-kartA viSNu karena jagat-pAlana
kintu kRSNera yei haya avatAra-kAla
bhAra-haraNa-kAla tAte ha-ila mizAla
pUrNa bhagavAn avatare yei kAle
Ara saba avatAra tAGte Asi’ mile
nArAyaNa, catur-vyUha, matsyAdy-avatAra
yuga-manvantarAvatAra, yata Ache Ara
sabe Asi’ kRSNa-aGge haya avatIrNa
aiche avatare kRSNa bhagavAn pUrNa
ataeva viSNu takhana kRSNera zarIre
viSNu-dvAre kare kRSNa asura-saMhAre
(Caitanya Caritamrita, Adi-lila, 4)
“The duty of the Original Lord is not to relieve the burden of the earth, for it is the maintainer Visnu who protects the universe. But when it was Krishna’s time to descend, the time to relieve the burden of the earth had also come. When the complete Personality of Godhead descends, all the other descenscions appear in and with Him. Thus Narayana, the quadruple phalanx (Vasudeva, Sankarsana, Pradyumna and Aniruddha), the ten descensions beginning with Matsya, the Yuga-avataras (scheduled descensions) and the Manvantaras all descended along within Sri Krishna’s transcendental body. In this way the Krishna-descension is the complete God. Therefore it was through Visnu that Krishna killed all the demons (during His Vraja-pastimes).”
Just as Krishna destroys the demons through Lord Visnu, similarly He arranges for the manifestation of His elder brother Baladeva’s glories by making Him destroy all kinds of turbulent and powerful demons. Thus Sri Baladeva easily killed demons like Dhenukasura and Pralambasura, that are so powerful that even the demigods could not defeat them, in the course of His playful sports. In this connection Sri Suka Muni has said:naitat citre bhagavati hy anante jagad-Izvare
ota-protam idaM yasmiMs tantuSv aGga yathA paTaH
“O King! This killing of Dhenukasura was no miracle for the almighty Balarama, for He is the Lord of the Universe, in whom this universe is woven, warp and woof, as a piece of cloth in the threads!”
The purport of this verse is that Sri Balarama is the Lord of all the universes, He is the second form of the Original Lord Sri Krishna and the root manifestation of Sankarsana; hence He is essentially nondifferent from Sri Krishna. The fragment of this Sankarsana is the first purusavatara, Mahavisnu, from Whom the innumerable universes emanate and the innumerable divine descensions like Matsya and Kurma advent. The fragment of the fragment of this Sankarsana is the purusa that oversees all the living entities; hence He is the controller and regulator of the whole creation. Nothing is impossible for Him to accomplish. During the Great Dissolution He retracts innumerable universal globes, that all dissolve into Him. Is it so miraculous for Him to destroy a few insignificant demons? Therefore, in the terms of human(-like) pastimes this power to destroy demons is described as being verily miraculous, but considering the majestic pastimes of the Lord, this is just a trifling matter. nara-lIlAyaiva kRtam ityAzcaryatvena varNyate na tu aizvarya-lIlayetyAha naitad iti
Finally Sri Raghunatha says: snehAd apyunnimeSaM nijam anujam ito’raNya-bhUmau sva-vItam tad viryajJo’pi yo na kSaNam upanayate “..who, out of great affection, does not leave His naughty little brother Krishna out of His sight for even a moment when They go out into the woods, and who treats Krishna with this affection despite knowing about His divine prowess.” Baladeva’s rasa is one of pure friendship mixed with parental concern. yara bhava - zuddha sakhya vAtsalyAdimaya (C.C.) Baladeva shows such affection for Sri Krishna on the strength of His feelings of friendship mixed with great parental love. According to the amount of His devotee’s love the Lord reveals His quality of being subdued by the devotee, and thus Sri Krishna also displays the utmost devotion to His elder brother Baladeva. In Srimad Bhagavata it is described that Krishna once went into the woods of Vraja and praised His brother there as follows:aho amI deva-varAmarArcitaM
pAdAmbujaM te sumanaH-phalArhaNam
namanty upAdAya zikhAbhir Atmanas
tamo-’pahatyai taru-janma yat-kRtam
ete ’linas tava yazo ’khila-loka-tIrthaM
gAyanta Adi-puruSAnupathaM bhajante
prAyo amI muni-gaNA bhavadIya-mukhyA
gUDhaM vane ’pi na jahaty anaghAtma-daivam
nRtyanty amI zikhina IDya mudA hariNyaH
kurvanti gopya iva te priyam IkSaNena
sUktaiz ca kokila-gaNA gRham AgatAya
dhanyA vanaukasa iyAn hi satAM nisargaH
dhanyeyam adya dharaNI tRNa-vIrudhas tvat-
pAda-spRzo druma-latAH karajAbhimRSTAH
nadyo ’drayaH khaga-mRgAH sadayAvalokair
gopyo ’ntareNa bhujayor api yat-spRhA zrIH
(Srimad Bhagavata 10.15.5-8)
“O best of the gods! Those trees that took their low birth because of offenses committed in their previous lives are taking fruits and flowers onto their branch-like heads and offer obeisances to Your lotus feet to become freed from these offenses. You are concealing Your real form here in Vrndavana to become carried away by childhood games, but still the great devotee-saints have discovered You and like bumblebees they wander around singing Your glories, that sanctify the world. When the peacocks see You they dance in topmost bliss and the does lovingly gaze at You just like the gopis. The cuckoos respectfully address You with their sweet songs, because it is the nature of the saints to greet guests who come to their houses. The earth and its grass and bulbs have become blessed by the touch of Your feet, the trees and vines have become blessed by the touch of Your fingers when You pick their flowers, and the gopis have become blessed by the touch of Your chest, which is coveted even by the goddess of fortune!”
Sri Baladeva shows similar affection towards His younger brother Sri Krishna. He won’t let Krishna out of His sight for even a moment when They ramble in the woods. Mother Yasomati also places Sri Krishna in the hands of Baladeva before they enter into the woods to keep her Gopala protected.zrIdAma sudAma dAma, zuno ore balarAma,
minati koriye to sabare
vana gata ati dUra, nava tRna kuzAGkura
gopAla loiyA nA yAiho dUre.
“Listen, O Sridama, Sudama, Dama and Balarama! I beg you all: Don’t take Gopala too deep into the forest, where there are new Kusa-sprouts and fresh grass!”sakhA-gaNa Age pAche, gopAla koriyA mAjhe,
dhIre dhIre koriho gamana.
nava tRnAGkura Age, rAGga pAya nAhi lAge,
prabodha nA mAne mAyera mana
“Keep Gopala always in between the cowherd boys, who should walk before and behind Him, and walk slowly. Take care that His reddish lotus feet are not injured by fresh grass and sprouts! Don’t you care about mother’s worries?”gopAla AmAra parANa putalI
tomAre saMpiyA rAma, kichui sandeha nAi
tamu prANa koroye vyAkulI
“O Gopala, puppet of my heart! I place You in Balarama’s care, so there is nothing to worry about, but still my heart is filled with anxiety!”
Although Baladeva is aware of all of Sri Krishna’s divine prowess, out of great affection He is still always worried about Him in the sweet human-like pastimes. This is the nature of pure love, therefore such worries about the beloved’s welfare and safety are in place in the sweet Vraja-pastimes. Sri Raghunatha says: staumi taM dhenukArim – “I praise this Baladeva, the killer of Dhenukasura.”koTi-candra jini aGga-kAntira vaibhava
durdAnta pratApa-ripu mAne parAbhava
araNya pradeze zuddha sneha anugata
caJcala govinda saGge vihare satata
zrI kRSNera bala vIrya parijJAta hoiyA
sadA zikSA dena jini anuja boliyA
sei dhenukAri vIra zrI baladeve
sadA stuti kori Ami ApanA zodhite
“Just to purify myself I always praise the heroic killer of Dhenukasura, Sri Baladeva, whose bodily luster defeats the shining of millions of moons, who destroys the pride of His turbulent and powerful enemies, who always plays with pure affection with naughty Govinda in the woods, who is aware of Sri Krishna’s power and potency, but who still gives Him instructions, considering Him His younger brother.”
Madhava - Thu, 22 Aug 2002 19:28:01 +0530
SRI RAMA-GHATA AND BALADEVA'S RASA-DANCESri Ananta Dasji’s Stavamrita Kana Vyakhya: Now Sripada Raghunatha praises Sri Rama-ghata, where Sri Baladeva enjoyed the Rasa-dance with His beloved gopis for two months and where He dragged her near with His plough to enjoy in her waters, making her course crooked even now. This pastime is described in Srimad Bhagavata (10.65.17-20, 23-25, 33):
VRAJA-VILASA STAVA, VERSE 94
AkRStA yA kupitA halinA lAGgalAgreNa kRSNA
dhIrA yAntI lavaNa jaladhau kRSNa sambandha hInA
adyApItthaM sakala manujair dRzyate saiva yasmin
bhaktyA vande ‘dbhutam idam aho rAma-ghaTTA pradezam
“I devotedly praise the wonderful place known as Rama Ghata, where Yamuna, who gently flowed towards the salt-water-ocean without having a relationship with Krishna was dragged near by angry Balarama’s plow, and were the river’s crooked course can still be seen by all the people.”
dvau mAsau tatra cAvAtsIn madhuM mAdhavaM eva ca
rAmaH kSapAsu bhagavAn gopInAM ratim Avahan
yamunopavane reme sevite strI-gaNair vRtaH
varuNa-preSitA devI vAruNI vRkSa-koTarAt
patantI tad vanaM sarvaM sva-gandhenAdhyavAsayat
taM gandhaM madhu-dhArAyA vAyunopahRtaM balaH
AghrAyopagatas tatra lalanAbhiH samaM papau
upagIyamAna-carito vanitAbhir halAyudha
vaneSu vyacarat kSIvo mada-vihvala-locanaH
sragvy eka-kuNDalo matto vaijayantyA ca mAlayA
bibhrat smita-mukhAmbhojaM sveda-prAleya-bhUSitam
sa AjuhAva yamunAM jala-krIDArtham IzvaraH
nijaM vAkyam anAdRtya matta ity ApagAM balaH
anAgatAM halAgreNa kupito vicakarSa ha
adyApi dRzyate rAjan yamunAkRSTa-vartmanA
balasyAnanta-vIryasya vIryaM sUcayatIva hi
“Sri Baladeva came from Dvaraka and stayed in Vraja for two months to console the gopis. During the months of Caitra (March-April) and Vaisakha (April-May) He sported at night with His beloved gopis. The night was illuminated by the rays of the full moon and the southern breezes carried the fragrance of the Kumuda-flowers to the subforest where Balarama was enjoying with the gopis. For the service of Sri Baladeva Varunadeva sent Varuni-devi (a celestial beverage), who trickled from the hollow of a tree and gladdened the forest with her fragrance. The wind distributed this honey-fragrance everywhere and when Baladeva caught that fragrance He went there and drank the Varuni-honeywine with His beloveds.
The gopis, who were intoxicated by the Varuni-wine, sang about Sri Halayudha’s (Balarama’s) sweet pastimes and Balarama, Himself also intoxicated, rambled with them from forest to forest, His eyes rolling of drunkenness. After enjoying the Rasa-dance the intoxicated Sri Baladeva, who was adorned with dewy drops of perspiration, who wore a garland of forest flowers around His neck and one earring on His ears and whose face was decorated with a nectarean slight smile, called Yamuna so that He could enjoy pastimes in her water with His sweethearts. Thinking Baladeva to be drunk, Yamuna ignored His words, so Baladeva angrily dragged her near with the tip of His plough. Sri Suka Muni told Maharaja Pariksit - ‘O King! Even now Yamuna announces Sri Balarama’s glorious prowess, for she is still flowing in a crooked course here!’”
Sripada Raghunatha says: dhIrA yanti lavaNa jaladhau kRSNa sambandha hInA: “Like a dhira nayika (passive heroine) Yamuna flowed towards the saltwater ocean, bereft of a relationship with Krishna.” The purport of this is that the Yamuna that is punished by Baladeva is not the eternal associate of Nandanandana Sri Krsna, but the shadow of the Lord’s Queen Kalindi in Dvaraka, who was one of the wives in the ocean of the Lord’s opulences there. This is written in the Tosani-commentary on Srimad Bhagavata:devi ceyaM zrI bhagavad rUpAnusAreNa lakSmyA vividha mUrtivat bhagavan mahiSI-vArAyaH zRI kAlindyA eva samjJA chAyA nyAyena tac chAyA vibUti-rUpA bhagavata eva mahA-vibhUteH samudrasya bhArya svarUpA mUrtir ekA jJeya.
Bhakti Ratnakara gives the following description about this event:ahe zrInivAsa! ei rAmaghATa hoy; ethA rAsa-lIlA kore rohiNI-tanaya
yatha kRSNa priyAsaha koilo rAsa-keli; tathA hoite dura - e rAmera rAsa-sthalI
kohite ki - teGho koTi samudra gabhIra; kRSNera dvitIya deha - parama sudhIra
dvArakA hoite utkaNThAya vraje AilA; caitra vaizAkha dui mAsa sthiti koilA
zrI nanda-yazodA Adi prabodhe sabAre; sakhA-gaNe santoSaye vividha prakAre
nAnA anunaya vijJa rohiNI tanaya; kRSNa priyAgaNe nAnA prakAre zAntvaya
nija priya gopIgaNa manohita kore; ye sab sahita pUrve vasante vihare
“O Srinivasa! This is Ramaghata! Here the son of Rohini danced the Rasa. This Rasa-sthali of Balarama is far away from the place where Sri Krishna played the Rasa with His sweethearts. What can I say? Balarama is as grave as millions of oceans. He is most patient and He is Krishna’s second body. He eagerly came to Vraja from Dvaraka and stayed there for two months - Caitra and Vaisakha, during which He spoke with Sri Nanda and Yasoda and delighted Krishna’s friends in different ways. With different plaintive words the intelligent son of Rohini consoled Krishna’s sweethearts in different ways and then He enchanted His own beloved gopis, with whom He had previously enjoyed in the spring.”ahe zrInivAsa! zrI rAmera rAsa lIlA; prabhu bhaktagaNa bahu prakAre varnilA
yamunA AkarSi raGge Ane seikhAne; jalakrIDA koilo baladeva priyA sane
“O Srinivasa! The Lord and His devotees have described the Rasa-lila of Balarama in many different ways. Balarama dragged the Yamuna to this spot so that He could play in Her waters here.”
When Sriman Nityananda Prabhu came to Vrndavana in the course of His pilgrimage He stayed at Rama-ghata for a few days, in the ecstasy of Baladeva. Srila Raghunatha says: “I devotedly praise this wonderful Ramaghata.”kRSNa sambandha hInA yamunA virahe;
lavaNa samudre yAya manda pravAhe
ye yamunAya baladeva kupita hoiyA;
AkarSaNa korechena lAGgalAgra diyA
yAre AkRSTAra nyAya adyApiho loke
yamunAra tIre sei vakra ghATa dekhe
yamunA tIrastha tIrtha ‘rAma-ghATa’ nAma;
bhakti bhare vandi kori ananta praNAma
“Out of separation Yamuna slowly streamed towards the ocean, being bereft of a relationship with Krishna, when Baladeva angrily dragged her towards Himself with the tip of His plough. Even nowadays people can see that the course of Yamuna is crooked here at this Ghata because of this! With great devotion I offer innumerable obeisances unto Rama-Ghata on the bank of Yamuna.”
Madhava - Thu, 22 Aug 2002 19:30:33 +0530
Vraja Vilasa Stava is a part of Raghunatha Das Gosvami's Stavavali. The passages above with the commentaries of Ananta Das Pandit were rendered into English by Sriman Advaita Das. Full titles are available here
anuraag - Thu, 22 Aug 2002 23:11:36 +0530
Lord Balarama was the elder brother of Lord Krishna, during His
celebrated pastimes at Vraja dhama. The Rasik Saint Sri Jayadeva
Kaviraja has glorified the 'Balarama Incarnation' in his famous
Dashavatara Stotra with these beautiful verses:
vahasi vapuSi vizade vasanaM jaladAbhaM
hala hati bhIti milita yamunAbham
kezava! dhRta hala dhara rUpa
jaya jagadIza! hare!
(Gita Govindam 1.12)
'O Lord Kesava!
You have assumed the form of spotless body
wearing a garment resembling the rain-cloud,
reminding the bluish color of Yamuna river
who came to you in surrender for fear of
the blow of Your plough;
O Lord of the World! O my Beloved Hari!
All glories to You Who bore the form of
the plough-holder, Balarama!'
The Plough-holder, Lord Balarama- traditionally noted for his
exuberant, excessive drinking; His fair body is clothed with a
garment that is dark (like a rain-cloud and like the River Yamuna) in
contrast to Lord Krishna's dark, yellow-clad, body. The Plough-holder
ordered the Yamuna to come to him and when it refused he dug a furrow
with his plough to divert it to himself.
The Rasik-Saint Sri Lilasuka Bilva Mangala Thakur had also glorified
the Lord in his 'Govinda-Damodara Stotram':
zrI yAdavendr Adridhar AmbujAkSa!
go gopa gopI sukha dAna dakSa!
dharAbharottAraNa gopa veSa!
vihAra lIlA kRta bandhu zeSa!
jihve pibasvAmRtame tad eva
govinda! dAmodara! mAdhaveti
"O my blessed tongue!
Always enjoy only the delicious Nectar,
the Names of my Beloved such as -
Govinda, transcendental Joy of all senses,
Maadhava, the Beloved Spouse of Radhika,
Daamodara, the Lord fastened by
a chord of Divine Love around Him,
the Mighty King of Yadu dynasty (zrI yAdavendra),
the Lifter of Mount Govardhana (adridhara),
the Lotus-eyed Lord (ambujAkSa),
the expert Dispenser of Supreme Pleasure
to His affectionate cows, to His cowherd friends
and to His sweetheart cowherdesses
(go gopa gopI sukha dAna dakSa),
the Lord manifested on the earth in the
Divine form of Cowherd-Boy to uplift
the mankind (dharAbhrottAraNa gopa veSa),
the Lord Who is accompanied in His
Blissful exploits by Mighty Lord Sesha
as His Beloved Brother Balarama,
to enhance the transcendental joy
(vihAra lIlA kRta bandhu zeSa)!"
All glories to Lord Balarama's Appearance day!
balgavi - Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:25:55 +0530
I made some formating, so text is much smaller now. I am hoping that you will be able to remove the big one before. Text is divided into 10 parts.
Here it is - bit by bit Lord Balarama's thousand transcendental names names that Garga Muni gave to the gopis on the beautiful bank of the Yamuna
Sri Balabhadra-sahasra-nama A Thousand Names of Lord Balarama
pradvipaka maha-mune namnam sahasram me bruhi
guhyam deva-ganair api
duryodhana uvaca - Duryodhana said; balabhadrasya - of Lord Balarama; devasya - Lord; pradvipaka - O Pradvipaka; maha - great; mune - sage; namnam - of the names; sahasram - thousand; me - to me; bruhi - please tell; guhyam - secret; deva-ganaih - by the demigods; api - even.
Duryodhana said O great sage Pradvipaka please tell me the thousand names of Lord Balarama names kept secret from even the demigods.
sadhu sadhu maha-raja
sadhu te vimalam yasah yat prcchase param idam
sri-pradvipaka uvaca - Sri Pradvipaka said; sadhu - good; sadhu - good; maha-raja - O king; sadhu - good; te - of you; vimalam - pure; yasah - fame; yat - what; prcchase - you ask; param - great; idam - this; gargoktam - spoken by Garga Muni; deva - to the demigods; durlabham - rare.
Sri Pradvipaka said Well done¡ Well done¡ Well done¡ O king your fame is spotless Your question has been answered by Garga Muni in words rarely heard by even the demigods.
namnam saharsam divyanam
vaksyami tava cagratah
dattam krsna-tate subhe
namnam - of names; saharsam - thousand; divyanam - divine; vaksyami - I will tell; tava - to you; ca - and; agratah - in the presence; gargacaryena - by Garga Muni; gopibhyah - to the gopis; dattam - given; krsna-tate - on the shore of the Yamuna; subhe - beautiful.
I will tell you Lord Balarama's thousand transcendental names names that Garga Muni gave to the gopis on the beautiful bank of the Yamuna.
om asya sri-balabhadra-sahasra-nama-stotra-mantrasya gargacarya rsih anustup chandah sankarsanah paramatma devata balabhadra iti bijam revatiti saktih ananta iti kilakam balabhadra-prity-arthe jape viniyogah.
om - Om; asya - of Him; sri-balabhadra-sahasra-nama-stotra- mantrasya - of the mantra-prayer of thethousand names of Lord Balarama; gargacarya - Garga Muni; rsih - the sage; anustup - Anustup; chandah - the meter; sankarsanah - Balarama; paramatma - the Supreme Personality of Godhead; devata - the Deity; balabhadra - balabhadra; iti - thus; bijam - the bija; revati - Revati; iti - thus; saktih - the potency; anantah - Ananta; iti - thus; kilakam - the kilaka; balabhadra-prity-arthe - for the satisfaction of Lord Balarama; jape - in chanting; viniyogah - stablished.
Om Of the mantra-prayer of the thousand names of Lord Balarama the sage is Garga Muni the meter is anustup the Deity is Lord Balarama the Supreme Personality of Godhead the bija is Balabhadra the sakti is Revati the kilaka is Ananta and the purpose of chanting the names is the pleasure of Lord Balarama.
Text ´ (b)
calad-alaka-kapolam kundala-sri-mukhabjam tuhina-giri-manojnam nila-meghambaradhyam
hala-musala-visalam kama-palam samide
atha - now; dhyanam - the meditation; sphurad-amala-kiritam - a splendid crown; kinkini- kankanarham - with bracelets and tinkling ornaments; calad- alaka-kapolam - with locks of hair moving on His cheeks; kundala- sri-mukhabjam’His lotus face decorated with earrings; tuhina-giri-manojnam - charming like a mountain of ice and snow; nila-meghambaradhyam - dressed in garmants like dark clouds; hala-musala-visalam - holding a great plou and club; kama- palam - fulfilling desires; samide - I praise.
I glorify Lord Balarama decorated with a glittering crown bracelets tinkling ornaments moving locks of hair on His cheeks splendid earrings on His handsome lotus face and garments dark like monsoon clouds holding a great cluâ and plow fulfilling all desires and handsome like a mountain of ice and snow.
om balabhadro ramabhadro
ramah sankarsano 'cyutah revati-ramano devah
Om Lord Balarama is supremely powerful and happy (balabhadra) the supreme enjoyer (ramabhadra and (rama) all- attractive (sankarsana) infallible (acyuta) the lover of Revati (revati-ramana) the splendid Supreme Personality of Godhead (deva) the Lord who fulfills desires (kama-pala) and He who carries a plou-weapon (halayudha).
baladevo 'cyutagrajah pralambaghno maha-viro
He is dressed in blue garments (nilambara) fair-complexioned (sveta-varna) splendid and powerful (baladeva) the elder brother of the infallible Supreme Personality of Godhead (acyutagraja) the killer of Pralamba (pralambaghna) a great hero ¨maha-vira) the son of Rohini (rauhineya) and very powerful (pratapavan).
talanko musali hali
harir yadu-varo bali sira-panih padma-panir
He bears the insignia of a palm tree (talanka) holds a cluâ (musali) holds a plou (hali) takes away all that is inauspicious (hari) is the best of the Yadus (yadu-vara) is powerful (bali) holds a plou in His hand (sira-pani) has lotus hands (padma-pani) holds a cluâ (lagudi) and plays the flute (venu-vadana).
balah prabalah urdhvagah vasudeva-kalanantah
He divided the Yamuna‘ (kalindi-bhedana) He is a heroic (vira) powerful (bala and prabala) exalted (urdhvaga) a plenary expansion of Lord Krsna (vasudeva-kala) and limitless (ananta) has a thousand heads (sahasra- vadana) and is independent (svarat).
vasudevo vasuttamah yaduttamo yadavendro
He is opulent (vasu) the goddess of fortune's husband (vasumati-bharta) the son of Vasudeva (vasudeva) the best of the Vasus (vasuttama) the best of the Yadavas (yaduttama) the king of the Yadavas (yadavendra) the goddess of fortune's husband (madhava) and dear to the Vrsnis (vrsni-vallabha).
dani mani maha-manah purnah puranah purusah
He is the king of Dvaraka‘ (dvarakesa) the king of Mathura‘ (mathuresa) generous (dani) noble (mani) noble-hearted (maha- mana) perfect (purna) the ancient Supreme Personality of Godhead (purana) the Supreme Person (purusa) the Supreme Master (paresa), and the Supreme Controller (paramesvara).
paramah purusottamah anantah sasvatah seso
bhagavan prakrteh parah
He is the perfect Supreme Personality of Godhead (paripurnatama) the Supreme Personality of Godhead directly (saksat-parama) the Supreme Person (purusottama) limitless (ananta) eternal (sasvata) Lord Sesa (sesa) the supremely opulent Lord (bhagavan) and beyond the world of matter (prakrteh„ para).
jivatma paramatma ca
hy antaratma dhruvo 'vyayah catur-vyuhas catur-vedas
He is the father of all living entities (jivatma) the Supersoul present in everyone's heart (paramatma and antaratma) eternal (dhruva) imperishable (avyaya) the origin of the catur- vyuha expansions (catur-vyuha) the author of the four Vedas (catur-veda) the origin of the catur-vyuha (catur-murti) and the master of the four worlds (catus-pada).
pradhanam prakrtih saksi
sanghatah sanghavan sakhi maha-mana buddhi-sakhas
ceto 'hankara avrtah
He is pradhana (pradhana) prakrti (prakrti) the witness (saksi) accompanied by His associates (sanghata sanghavan and sakhi) noble-hearted (maha-mana) and the best counselor (buddhi-sakha) He is consciousness (ceta) and ego (ahankara) He is accompanied by His associates (avrta).
janam karma ca sarma ca advitiyo dvitiyas ca
He is the master of the senses (indriyesa) the Supreme Personality of Godhead (devata) the Supersoul (atma) knowledge (jana) action (karma) auspiciousness (sarma) one without a second (advitiya) different from the individual living entities (dvitiya) a person whose form is not material (nirakara) and not touched by matter (nirajana).
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virat samrat mahaughas ca
dharah sthasnus carisnuman phanindrah phani-rajas ca
He is the entire universe (virat) the supreme monarch (samrat) a great flood (mahaugha) the maintainer of all (dhara) unmoving (sthasnu) going everywhere (carisnuman) the king of serpents (phanindra and phani-raja) and the serpent with a thousand hoods (sahasra-phana-mandita).
phanisvarah phani sphurtih
phutkari citkarah prabhuh mani-haro mani-dharo
vitali sutali tali
He is the king of serpents (phanisvara and phani) the Supreme Personality of Godhead who has appeared in the material world (sphurti) a hissing serpent (phutkari and citkara) the supreme master (prabhu), and decorated with a jewel necklace (mani- hara and mani-dhara) He resides in Vitalaloka (vitali) Sutalaloka (sutali), and Talaloka (tali).
atali sutalesas ca
patalas ca talatalah rasatalo bhogitalah
He resides in Atalaloka (atali) and is the king of Sutalaloka (sutalesa) He resides in Patalaloka (patala) Talatalaloka (talatala) and Rasatalaloka (rasatala) He has great hoods (bhogitala) and glittering fangs (sphurad-danta) He resides on Mahatalaloka (mahatala).
devadatto dhanajayah kambalasvo vegataro
He is Vasuki (vasuki) He is splendid like a conch-jewel (sankhacudabha) is the benefactor of the demigods (devadatta) and is the winner of wealth (dhanajaya) He is Kambalasva (kambalasva) He is the fastest (vegatara) the king (dhrtarasta) and the hero of mighty arms (maha-bhuja).
mada-ghurnita-locanah padmaksah padma-mali ca
He is intoxicated by drinking varuni (varuni-mada-mattanga) His eyes roll in intoxication (mada-ghurnita-locana) His eyes are lotus flowers (padmaksa) He wears a lotus garland (padma- mali) and a forest garland (vanamali) and His fame is sweet (madhusrava).
naga-kanya-samarcitah nupuri katisutri ca
He is more handsome than millions of Kamadevas (koti- kandarpa-lavanya) and He is worshiped by the naga-kanyas (naga- kanya-samarcita). He wears tinkling anklets (nupuri) a belt (katisutri) golden bracelets (kataki) and golden armlets (kanakangadi).
mukuti kundali dandi
sikhandi khanda-mandali kalih kali-priyah kalo
He wears a crown (mukuti) and earrings (kundali) He carries a staff (dandi) He wears a peacock featHer (sikhandi) and a khanda-mandala (khanda-mandali) He likes to fight (kali and kali-priya) He is time (kala) and He is fitted with armor (nivata-kavacesvara).
kalagnih pralayo layah mahahih paninih sastra-
He destroys the universe (samhara-krt) He is the forms of the Rudras (rudra-vapu) the fire of time (kalagni) the destruction of the universe (pralaya and laya) a great serpent (mahahi) Panini (panini) the author of commentaries (sastra-bhasya-kara) and Patajali (pata jali).
sphotayana urangamah vaikuntho yajiko yajo
vamano harino harih
He is Katyayana (katyayana) and He is glorious (pakvimabhah„ and sphotayana) He is the serpent Ananta (urangama) He is the master of the spiritual world (vaikuntha) the performer of yajas (yajika) yaja itself (yaja) Vamana (vamana) fair-compexioned (harina) and Lord Hari (hari).
krsno visnur maha-visnuh
prabhavisnur visesa-vit hamso yogesvaro kurmo
varaho narado munih
He is Krsna (krsna) Visnu (visnu) Maha-visnu (maha-visnu) all-powerful (prabhavisnu) all-knowing (visesa-vit) like a swan (hamsa) the master of yoga (yogesvara) Kurma (kurma) Varaha (varaha) Narada (narada) and a great sage (muni).
sanakah kapilo matsyah
kamatho deva-mangalah dattatreyah prthur vrddha
He is Sanaka (sanaka) Kapila (kapila) Matsya (matsya and kamatha) the auspiciousness of the demigods (deva-mangala) Dattatreya (dattatreya) Prthu (prthu) Vrddha (vrddha) Rsabha (rsabha) and the best of the Bhrgu dynasty (bhargavottama).
dhanvantarir nrsimhas ca
kalkir narayano narah ramacandro raghavendrah
He is Dhanvantari (dhanvantari) Nrsimha (nrsimha) Kalki (kalki) Narayana (narayana) Nara (nara) and Ramacandra (ramacandra raghavendra kosalendra and raghudvaha).
rajendrah sarva-laksanah suro dasarathis trata
He is the most exalted (kakutstha) and ocean of mercy (karuna-sindhu) the king of kings (rajendra) all glorious (sarva-laksana) heroic (sura) the son od Dasaratha (dasarathi) the great protector (trata) and the bliss of Kausalya‘ (kausalyananda-vardhana).
saumitrir bharato dhanvi
satrughnah satru-tapanah nisangi kavaci khadgi
He is the son of Sumitra‘ (saumitri) Bharata (bharata) a great bowman (dhanvi) Satrughna (satrughna and satru-tapana) a great bowman (nisangi) a warrior wearing armor (kavaci) a warrior carrying a sword (khadgi) and a great bowman (sari and jyahata-kosthaka).
sambhu-kodanda-bhajanah yaja-trata yaja-bharta
He wears the shoulder and finger armor of a bowman (baddha- godhanguli-trana) He broke Lord Siva's bou (sambhu-kodanda- bhajana) He protected the yaja (yaja-trata and yaja-bharta) He killed Marica (marica- vadha-karaka).
vibhisana-sahaya-krt pitr-vakya-karo harsi
He is the enemy of the demons (asurari) the enemy of Tataka (tatakari) the ally of Vibhisana (vibhisana-sahaya-krt) a son who followed His father's order (pitr„-vakya-kara) (harsi) happy (viradhari) and the Lord who wandered in the forest (vanecara).
balgavi - Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:27:48 +0530
munir muni-priyas citra-
kutaranya-nivasa-krt kabandhaha dandakeso
He is a sage (muni) dear to the sages (muni-priya) a resident of Citrakuta forest (citrakutaranya-nivasa-krt) the killer of Kabandha (kabandhaha) the master of Dandaka forest (dandakesa) Lord Rama (rama) and lotus-eyed (rajiva-locana).
neta pacavati-patih sugrivah sugriva-sakho
He wandered in Matanga forest (matanga-vana-sa cari) He is supreme leader (neta) He is the master of Pacavati forest (pacavati-pati) He has a graceful neck (sugriva) and is the friend of Sugriva (sugriva- sakha) In His heart He loves Hanuman (hanumat-prita-manasa).
lanka-dahana-tat-parah ravanyarih puspakastho
He built the bridge at Setubandha (setubandha) is the enemy of Ravana (ravanari) burned Lanka‘ to the ground (lanka- dahana-tat-para) is the enemy of Ravana (ravanyari) traveled in a flower-chariot (puspakastha) and was distressed in separation from Sita‘ (janaki-virahatura).
lavanarih surarcitah surya-vamsi candra-vamsi
He was the king of Ayodhya‘ (ayodhyadhipati) handsome and glorious (srimal) the enemy of Lavanasura (lavanari) worshiped by the devas (surarcita) born in the Surya dynasty (surya- vamsi) born in the Candra dynasty (candra-vamsi) and expert at playful the flute (vamsi-vadya-visarada).
gopo gopisatavrtah gokuleso gopa-putro
He is the master of the surabhi cows (gopati) the master of the gopas (gopa-vrndesa) a gopa (gopa) surrounded by hundred of gopis (gopisatavrta) the master of Gokula (gokulesa) the son of a gopa (gopa-putra) the protector of the cows (gopala) and the shelter of the cows (go-ganasraya).
putanarir bakaris ca
trnavarta-nipatakah agharir dhenukaris ca
He is the enemy of Putana‘ (putanari) the enemy of Baka (bakari) the killer of Trnavarta (trnavarta-nipataka) the enemy of Aghasura (aghari) the enemy of Dhenuka ¨dhenukari) the enemy of Pralamba (pralambari) and the king of Vraja (vrajesvara).
vyomasura-vinasa-krt agni-pano dugdha-pano
He is the killer of Arista (arista-ha) the enemy of Kesi (kesi-satru) the killer of Vyomasura (vyomasura-vinasa-krt) the swallower of a forest-fire (agni-pana) a child who drinks milk (dugdha-pana) and a boy who stays among the flowering vines of Vrndavana forest (vrndavana-latasrita).
rohini-lalitah sisuh rasa-mandala-madhya-stho
He is the son of Yasoda‘ (yasomati-suta) glorious charming handsome and auspicious (bhavya) a child who plays with Rohini (rohini-lalita) a child (sisu) the dancer in the middle of the rasa-dance circle (rasa-mandala-madhya-stha) and the ornament of the rasa-dance circle (rasa-mandala-mandana).
He yearns to enjoy pastimes with hundreds of gopis (gopika- sata-yutharthi) He is the killer of Sankhacuda (sankhacuda- vadhodyata) the lifter of Givardhana Hill (govardhana- samuddharta) the warrior who defeated Indra (sakra-jid) and the protector of Vraja (vraja-raksaka).
anando nanda-vardhanah nanda-raja-sutah srisah
He is the groom King Vrsabhanu chose for his daughter (vrsabhanu-vara) He is bliss personified (nanda and ananda) delightful (nanda-vardhana) the son of King Nanda (nanda-raja- suta) the master of the goddess of fortune (srisa) the enemy of Kamsa (kamsari) and the subduer of Kaliya (kaliyantaka).
kamsa-kodanda-bhajanah canurarih kuta-hanta
He is the enemy of a washerman (rajakari) the enemy of Mustika (mustikari) the breaker of Kamsa's bou (kamsa-kodanda- bhajana) the enemy of Canura (canurari) the killer of Kuta (kuta-hanta) the enemy of Sala (salari) and the killer of Tosala (tosalantaka).
malla-yuddha-pravartakah gaja-hanta kamsa-hanta
He is the killer of Kamsa's brothers (kamsa-bhratr„-nihanta) an expert wrestler (malla-yuddha-pravartaka) the killer of an elephant (gaja-hanta) the killer of Kamsa (kamsa-hanta) the killer of Kala (kala-hanta) and the killer of Kalanka (kalanka- ha).
pandu-putra-sahaya-krt catur-bhujah syamalangah
He is the enemy of Jarasandha (magadhari) the killer of Kalayavana (yavana-ha) the ally of the Pandavas (pandu-putra- sahaya-krt) four-armed Lord Narayana (catur-bhuja) dark- complexioned Lord Krsna (syamalanga) gentle (saumya) and dear to Aupagavi (aupagavi-priya).
mantri mantra-visaradah vira-ha vira-mathanah
He is a warrior (yuddha-bhrd) the friend of Uddhava (uddhava-sakha) a counselor (mantri) expert at giving counsel (mantra-visarada) a killer of great warriors (vira-ha and vira- mathana) and the holder of a conch disc and cluâ (sankha- cakra-gada-dhara).
raivati-harsa-vardhanah revati-prana-nathas ca
He charmed Revati's heart (revati-citta-harta) delighted Revati (raivati-harsa-vardhana) is the Lord of Revati's life (revati-prana-natha) and is the delight of Revati (revati- priya-karaka).
balgavi - Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:29:39 +0530
revatadri-vihara-krt dhrta-natho dhanadhyakso
He is splendor (jyoti) the master of Jyotismati (jyotismati-bharta) the enjoyer of pastimes on Mount Revata (revatadri-vihara-krt) the master of patience and tolerance (dhrta-natha) the final judge ¨dhanadhyaksa) (danadhyaksa) and the master of wealth (dhanesvara).
manado bhakta-vatsalah duryodhana-gurur gurvi
His lotus feet were worshiped by the people of Mithila‘ (maithilarcita-padabja) He gives honor to others (manada) He loves His devotees (bhakta-vatsala) He is the guru of Duryodhana (duryodhana-guru) He is devoted to His guru (gurvi) He taught the art of fighting with a cluâ (gada-siksa-kara) and He is tolerant and forgiving (ksami).
murarir madano mando
'niruddho dhanvinam varah kalpa-vrksah kalpa-vrksi
He is the enemy of Mura (murari) handsome like Kamadeva (madana) gentle (manda) invincible (aniruddha) the best of bowmen (dhanvinam- vara) a kalpa-vrksa tree (kalpa-vrksa and kalpa-vrksi) and the master of a forest of (kalpa-vrksa trees (kalpa-vrksa-vana-prabhu).
gandivi kairavesvarah kumbhanda-khandana-karah
He is the owner of the Syamantaka jewel (symantaka-mani) glorious (manya) the friend of Arjuna (gandivi) the king of the Kauravas (kauravesvara), the killer of Kumbandha (kumbhanda- khandana-kara) and the killer of Kupakarna (kupakarna-prahara- krt).
hrstah pustah praharsitah
He is the final object of devotional service (sevya) the son-in-lau of King Revata (raivata-jamata) served by Lord Krsna and the residents of Mathura‘ (madhu-madhava-sevita) most powerful in every limâ (balistha-pusta-sarvanga) happy (hrsta and praharsita) and stout and strong (pusta).
sarvah paundraka-ghatakah sunandi sikhari silpi
He traveled to Varanasi (varanasi-gata) He may become angry (kruddha) He is everything (sarva) He killed Paundraka (paundraka-ghataka) He carries the sword Sunanda (sunandi) wears a crown (sikhari) is artistic (silpi) and killed Dvivida (dvividanga-nisudana).
Note Sunanda is the name of Lord Krsna's sword.
rathi kaurava-pujitah visva-karma visva-dharma
He dragged the city of Hastinapura (hastinapura-sankarsi) is a great chariot-warrior (rathi) is worshiped by the Kauravas (kaurava-pujita) created the universes (visva-karma) is the giver of religon to the universes (visva-dharma) is the happiness of the demigods (deva-sarma) and is an ocean of mercy (daya-nidhi).
maha-rajopalaksanah siddha-gitah siddha-kathah
He holds the royal parasol (maha-raja-cchatra-dhara) has all the qualities of a great king (maha-rajopalaksana) is glorified by the siddhas (siddha-gita and siddha-katha) and is fanned with white camaras (sukla-camara-vijita).
taraksah kiranasas ca
bimbosthah su-smita-cchavih karindra-kara-kodandah
His eyes are glittering stars (taraksa) His nose is graceful like a parrot's beak (kiranasa) His lips are bimba fruits (bimbostha) His gentle smile is splendid and glorious (su-smita-cchavi) His arms are elephants§ trunks (karindra-kara- kodanda) He is ferocious (pracanda) and He is splendid like a host of monsoon clouds (megha-mandala).
padma-pada-sphurad-dyutih maha-vibhutir bhuteso
His chest is a great door (kapata-vaksa) His shoulders are broad (pinamsa) His feet are splendid lotus flowers (padma- pada-sphurad-dyuti) He is very powerful and glorious (maha- vibhuti) He is the master of all living entities (bhutesa) He is the liberator from material bondage (bandha-moksi) and He is the most wise and intelligent (samiksana).
dantavakra-nisudakah ajata-satruh papa-ghno hari-dasa-sahaya-krt
He is the enemy of Sisupala (caidya-satru) the end of His enemies (satru-sandha) the killer of Dantavakra (dantavakra- nisudaka) a person who has no enemy (ajata-satru) the destroyer of sins (papa-ghna) and the ally of Lord Krsna's servants (hari- dasa-sahaya-krt).
tirtha-yayi janesvarah naimisaranya-yatrarthi
His arms are like palm trees (sala-bahu) He is the killer of Salva (salva-hanta) a pilgrim (tirtha-yayi) the master of all living entities (janesvara) a pilgrim to Naimisaranya (naimisaranya-yatrarthi) and He who lived by the Gomati river (gomati-tira-vasa-krt).
He bathed in the Gandaki river (gandaki-snana-van) wears a garland (sragvi) is splendid with a Vaijayanti garland (vaijayanti-virajita) holds an unfading lotus (amlana-pankaja- dhara) visited the Vipasa‘ river (vipasi) and bathed in the Sona river (sona-sampluta).
sarayuh setu-bandhanah gaya-siras ca dhanadah
He visited Prayaga the king of holy places (prayaga- tirtha-raja) and He also visited the Sarayu river (sarayu) and Setubandha (setu-bandhana) He touched His head to the holy city of Gaya‘ (gaya-sira) He gives wealth in charity (dhanada) He visited the sage Pulastya (paulastya) and He visted the asrama of the sage Pulaha (pulahasrama).
sapta-godavari-patih veni bhimarthi goda
He visited Ganga‘-sagara (ganga-sagara-sangarthi) He is the master of the seven Godavaris (sapta-godavari-pati). He is the Veni (veni) Bhimarathi (bhimarathi) Goda‘ (goda) Tamraparni (tamraparni) and Vatodaka rivers (vatodaka).
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kaveri ca payasvini pratici suprabha veni
He is the Krtamala) (krtamala) Maha-punya (maha-punya) Kaveri (kaveri) Payasvini (payasvini) Pratici (pratici) Suprabha (suprabha) Veni (veni) Triveni (triveni) and and Sarayupama rivers (sarayupama).
krsna pampa narmada ca
ganga bhagirathi nadi siddhasramah prabhasas ca
He is the Krsna (krsna) Pampa (pampa) Narmada (narmada) Ganga (ganga) and Bhagirathi rivers (bhagirathi) He is all sacred rivers (nadi) He is Siddhasrama (siddhasrama) Prabhasa (prabhasa), Bindu (bindu), and Bindu-sarovara (bindu-sarovara).
puskarah saindhavo jambu
nara-narayanasramah kuruksetra-pati ramo
He is Puskara (puskara) Saindhava (saindhava) Jambu (jambu) and Nara-narayanasrama (nara-narayanasrama) He is the master of Kuruksetra (kuruksetra-pati) He is Lord Rama (rama) He is Parasurama (jamadagnya) He is a great sage (maha-muni).
sudama-saukhya-dayakah visva-jid visva-nathas ca
He killed Narakasura (ilvalatmaja-hanta) delighted Sudhama‘ (sudama-saukhya-dayaka) conquered the universe (visva- jid) is the master of the universe ¨visva-natha) is the master of the three worlds (triloka-vijayi) and is victorious (jayi).
gado gadyo gadagrajah gunarnavo guna-nidhir
He is glorious with vasanta and malati flowers (vasanta- malati-karsi) He is strong like a great mace (gada) He is expert at fighting with a mace (gadya) He is the elder brother of Gada (gadagraja) He is an ocean of virtues (gunarnava and guna- nidhi) and a reservoir of virtues (guna-patra and gunakara).
nirgunah saguno brhat drstah sruto bhavad bhuto
He is decorated with vine-flowers (rangavalli) enjoys water-pastimes (jalakara) is beyond the modes of material nature (nirguna) is filled with transcendental qualities (saguna) is the greatest (brhat) is seen by the great devotees (drsta) is heard by the great devotees (sruta) and is the present ¨bhavad) the past (bhuta) and the future (bhavisyat) He is the Supersoul whose form is so small He stays in every atom (alpa-vigraha).
anadir adir anandah
pratyag-dhama nirantarah gunatitah samah samyah
He is without beginning (anadi) is the beginning of everything (adi) is bliss personified (ananda) is the Supersoul who stays in everyone's heart (pratyag-dhama) is eternal (nirantara) is beyond the modes of nature (gunatita) is equal to all (sama samya and nirvikalpaka) and sees everyone with equal vision (sama-drk).
gudha-vyudho guno gauno
gunabhaso gunavrtah nityo 'ksaro nirvikaro
'ksaro 'jasra-sukho 'mrtah
He is concealed (gudha) and He is openly manifested (vyudha) He is filled with transcendental virtues (guna gauna gunabhasa and gunavrta) He eternal (nitya) imperishable (aksara) unchanging (nirvikara) undying (aksara) always happy (ajasra-sukha) and like nectar (amrta).
sarvagah sarvavit sarthah
sama-buddhih sama-prabhah akledyo 'cchedya apurno
'sosyo 'dahyo nivartakah
He is all-pervading (sarvaga) all-knowing (sarvavit) the most valuable (sartha) equal to all (sama-buddhi and sama- prabha) untouched by water (akledya) unbreakable (acchedya) perfect and complete (apurna) never dried or withered (asosya) and never to be burned by fire (adahya) He is the destroyer of the worlds (nivartaka).
brahma brahma-dharo brahma
japako vyapakah kavih adhyatmako 'dhibhutas ca-
He is Brahman (brahma) the origin of Brahman (brahma- dhara) the origin of demigod Brahma‘ (brahma) the supreme teacher (j apaka) all-pervading (vyapaka) and the greatest philosopher (kavi) He is present in the hearts of all living entities (adhyatmaka) He is present in the material elements (adhibhuta) He is present among the demigods (adhidaiva) He is the shelter of all shelters (svasrayasraya).
cesta-rupa-tanu-sthitah prerako bodhako bodhi
He is the great wind (maha-vayu) He is a great hero (maha- vira) As the power of action He stays in every body (cesta-rupa-tanu-sthita) He inspires the living entities (preraka) and enlightens them (bodhaka) He is the mist wise (bodhi) He is the master of the demigods (trayo-vimsatika-gana).
amsamsas ca naraveso
'vataro bhupari-sthitah mahar janas tapah satyam
bhur bhuvah svar iti tridha
He expands in many incarnations (amsamsa) He appears as a sakty-avesa incarnation (naravesa) He descends to the material world (avatara and bhupari-sthita) He is Maharloka (mahah) Janaloka (jana) Tapoloka (tapah) and Satyaloka (satyam) He is the three planetary systems Bhuloka (bhu) Bhuvarloka (bhuvah) Svarloka (svah)
atyantika-mayo layah sargo visargah sargadir
nirodho rodha utiman
Although He appears in the material world (naimittika and prakrtika) He is eternal (atyantika-maya) He is cosmic devastation (laya) cosmic creation (sarga) the secondary stage of cosmic creation (visarga), and the beginning of creation ( sargadi) He is the greatest obstacle (nirodha and rodha) and the greatest protector (utiman).
manur manu-suto 'naghah svayambhuh sambhavah sankuh
He appears as the Manvantaravataras (manvantaravatara) He is Manu (manu) and the sons of Manu (manu-suta) He is sinless (anagha) self-born (svayambhu) and a friend of Lord Siva (sambhava) He is like a great lance (sanku) He is the ally of Svayambhuva Manu (svayambhuva-sahaya-krt).
merur hemarcito girih giriso gana-nathas ca
He is the home of the demigods (suralaya) the mountain of the demigods (deva-giri) Mount Meru (meru) splendid like gold (hemarcita) and a great ountain (giri) He stays on a mountain (girisa) He is the master of the devotees (gana-natha) and a friend of Lord Siva (gairisa) He stays in a mountain cave (giri-gahvara).
balgavi - Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:32:01 +0530
vindhyas trikuto mainakah
subalah paribhadrakah patangah sisirah kanko
He is the Vindhya‘ mountains (vindhya) Mount Trikuta (trikuta) and Mount Mainaka (mainaka) He is very powerful (subala) He is the paribhadraka tree (paribhadraka) the sun (patanga) the winter season ¨ sisira) Yama (kanka) Jarudhi (jarudhi) and the best of mountains (saila-sattama).
dari-bhrn nandikesvarah santanas taru-rajas ca
He is Kalajara (kalajara) and Brhat-sanu (brhat-sanu) He stays in a mountain cave (dari-bhrt) He is Nandikesvara (nandikesvara) the santana tree (santana) the king of trees (taru-raja) the mandara tree (mandara) and the parijata tree (parijataka).
jayanti-dig jayakulah vrtra-ha devalokas ca
He is victorious (jayanta-krt jayantanga jayanti-dig and jayakula) He is the killer of Vrtra (vrtra-ha) He is the planets of the demigods (devaloka) and the moon (sasi and kumuda-bandhava).
mrgah pusyah punarvasuh hasto 'bhijic ca sravano
He is the moon (naksatresa) an ocean of nectar (sudha- sindhu) the star Mrgasirsa (mrga) the star Pusya (pusya) the star Punarvasu (punarvasu) the star Hasta (hasta) the star Abhijit (abhijit) and the star Sravana (sravana) He is the vaidhrti formation of the stars (vaidhrti) and He is the sunrise (bhaskarodaya).
aindrah sadhyah subhah suklo
vyatipato dhruvah sitah sisumaro devamayo
He is the star Aindra (aindra) He is Sadhyaloka (sadhya) He is the auspicious conjunction of stars (subha) He is the bright fortnight (sukla) He is the astrological condition known as vyatipata (vyatipata) He is Dhruvaloka (dhruva) He is the bright fortnight (sita) the Sisumara-cakra (sisumara) the planets of the demigods (devamaya) and Brahmaloka (brahmaloka) He is beyond the material world (vilaksana).
ramo vaikuntha-nathas ca
vyapi vaikuntha-nayakah svetadvipo jita-pado
He is Lord Rama (rama) He is the master of Vaikuntha (vaikuntha-natha and vaikuntha-nayaka) He is all-pervading (vyapi) the master of Svetadvipa (svetadvipa) the Lord who has conquered everything (jita-pada) and the Lord who stays on Mount Lokaloka (lokalokacalasrita).
He is the master of Bhumi-vaikuntha (bhumi-vaikuntha-deva) the creator of millions of universes (koti-brahmanda-karaka) the master of countless universes (asankhya-brahmanda-pati) the master of Goloka (golokesa) and the master of the cows (gavam- pati).
gopika-kantha-bhusanah sridharah sridharo lila-
dharo giri-dharo dhuri
He resides in Goloka (goloka-dhama-dhisana) The gopis§ embraces have become His necklace (gopika-kantha-bhusana) He is the master of the goddess of fortune (sridhara) He is the master of all handsomeness glory and opulence (sridhara) He is playful (lila-dhara) He lifted Govardhana Hill (giri-dhara) He is the maintainer of the world (dhuri).
kunta-dhari trisuli ca
bibhatsi gharghara-svanah sula-sucy-arpita-gajo
He is Lord Siva who carries a trident (kunta-dhari and trisuli) who is terrifying (bibhatsi) who roars ferociously (gharghara-svana) who with His trident attacked an elephant (sula-sucy-arpita-gaja) who wears an elephant-skin garemnt (gaja-carma- dhara) and who rides on an elephant (gaji).
vyali dandaka-mandaluh vetala-bhrd bhuta-sanghah
He is Lord Nrsimha who wears a garland of entrails (antra- mali) He is Lord Siva who wears a necklace of skulls (munda- mali) who is ferocious (vyali) who carries a cluâ (dandaka- mandalu) who is accompanied by Vetalas (vetala-bhrd) who is accompanied by ghosts ¨bhuta-sangha) and who is accompanied by Kusmandas (kusmanda-gana-samvrta).
mrdaniso mrdo vrsah krtanta-kala-sangharih
He is Lord Siva who is the master of the Pramathas (pramathesa) the master of the Pasus (pasu-pati) the husband of Parvati (mrdanisa) gentle (mrda) powerful (vrsa) the killer of His enemies (krtanta-kala-sanghari) most exalted (kuta) and who appears as Bhairava at the end of time (kalpanta-bhairava).
daksa-yaja-vighatakah kharparasi visasi ca
He is Karttikeya who has siø heads (sad-anana) He is Virabhadra (vira-bhadra) He destroyed the Daksa-yaja (daksa-yaja-vighataka) He eats from a bowl that is a skull (kharparasi) He drinks poison (visasi) holds a sakti weapon in His hand (sakti-hasta) and grants auspiciousness (sivarthada).
cala-jhankara-nupurah panditas tarka-vidvan vai
When He releases arrows from His bou it makes a great twanging sound (pinaka-tankara-kara). He wears tinkling anklets (cala-jhankara-nupura). He is wise (pandita) a master logician ¨tarka-vidvan) learned in the Vedas (veda-pathi) and the master of the Vedas (srutisvara).
mimamsi kana-nama-bhak kanadir gautamo vadi
vado naiyayiko nayah
He is the author of Vedanta (vedanta-krt) learned in Sankhya (sankhya-sastri) learned in Mimamsa (mimamsi) known by the name Kanada (kana-nama-bhak and kanadi) known as Gautama (gautama) and expert in philosophical debate (vadi vada naiyayika and naya).
sarva-sastrartha-tattva-gah vaiyakarana-krc chando
vaiyyasah prakrtir vacah
He is learned in the Vaisesa philosophy (vaisesika) learned in the dharma-sastras (dharma-sastri) learned in all the scriptures (sarva-sastrartha-tattva-ga) the author of grammar (vaiyakarana-krt) learned in the meters of poetry (chanda) the Vyasa's son (vaiyyasa) nature (prakrti) and speech (vacah).
balgavi - Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:33:26 +0530
kavya-krn nataka-pradah pauranikah smrti-karo
He is learned in the Parasara-sastra (parasari-samhita- vit) the author of poetry (kavya-krt) the giver of dramas (nataka-prada) learned in the Puranas (pauranika) the author of the Vedas (smrti-kara) the first physician (vaidya) and very learned (vidya-visarada).
vyangya-viddhanavad-dhvanih vakya-sphotah pada-sphotah
sphota-vrttis ca sartha-vit
He is the ornaments of poetry (alankara) the secondary meanings of words (laksanartha) the hinted meanings of words (vyangya-viddhanavad-dhvani) and the meaning that first comes to mind when one hears a statement (vakya-sphota pada-sphota and (sphota-vrtti) He knows the meanings of words (sartha-vit).
srngara ujjvalah svaccho
'dbhuto hasyo bhayanakah asvattho yava-bhoji ca
He is decoration (srngara) splendor (ujjvala and svaccha) wonder (adbhuta) joking (hasya) fear (bhayanaka) the banyan tree (asvattha) and the philosopher Kanada (yava-bhoji yava- krita and yavasana).
aila-vamsa-vivardhanah gatadhir ambarisango
vigadhir gadhinam varah
He is the protector of Prahlada (prahlada-raksaka) affectionate (snigdha) the glory of the Aila dynasty (aila- vamsa-vivardhana) free of anxiety (gatadhi) Ambarisa ¨ambarisanga) Gadhi (vigadhi) the best of Gadhi's descendents (gadhinam- vara).
nana-ratna-vibhusanah nana-puspa-dharah puspi
He is decorated with many jewels (nana-mani-samakirna and nana-ratna-vibhusana) and decorated with many flowers (nana- puspa-dhara puspi and su-puspita) He is Kamadeva who holds a bou of flowers (puspa-dhanva).
nana-puspa-rasarcitah nana-varna-mayo varno
He is fragrant with sandal paste (nana-candana-gandhadhya) anointed with the fragrant juices of many flowers (nana-puspa- rasarcita) decorated with garments and ornaments of many colors (nana-varna-maya) glorious (varna) always dressed in opulent and elaborate garments (nana-vastra-dhara sada).
nana-kauseya-vesa-dhrk ratna-kambala-dhari ca
He holds many lotus flowers in His hand (nana-padma-kara) is dressed in silk garments (kausi nana-kauseya-vesa-dhrk) wears a jewel cloak (ratna-kambala-dhari) and is dressed in splendid clean garments (dhauta-vastra-samavrta).
ghana-kacuka-sanghavan pitosnisah sitosniso
He wears an upper garment (uttariya-dhara) He is perfect (purna) He wears strong armor (ghana-kacuka-sanghavan) a yellou turban (pitosnisa) a white turban (sitosnisa) or a red turban (raktosnisa) Sometimes He wears the four directions as His garment (dig-ambara).
divya-loka-vilokitah sarvopamo nirupamo
His limbs are splendid (divyanga) He is decorated with great splendor (divya-racana) the residents of Devaloka gaze on Him (divya-loka-vilokita) He is the best of all (sarvopama) He is without peer ¨ nirupama) and He stays with His associates in the realm of Goloka (golokanki-krtangana).
kundali-bhuta asthitah mathuro mathura-darsi
He stays in Goloka (krta-svotsanga-goloka) He is Lord Ananta (kundali-bhuta) He is all-pervading (asthita) He stays in Mathura‘ (mathura) He gazes at the sights of Mathura‘ (mathura- darsi) and His eyes are like restless khajana birds (calat-khajana-locana).
navanita-sitasanah takra-bhuk takra-hari ca
As a child He is a yogurt thief (dadhi-harta) a milk thief (dugdha-hara) an eater of butter (navanita-sitasana) a drinker of buttermilk (takra-bhuk) a thief of buttermilk (takra-hari) and exhausted by stealing yogurt (dadhi-caurya-krta-srama).
dami damodaro dami sikata-bhumi-cari ca
As a child His hands were tied by His powerful mother (prabhavati-baddha-kara) He was tied up (dami) He was tied at the waist (damodara) He was tied up (dami) He crawled on the ground (sikata-bhumi-cari) and He enjoyed the pastimes of a child (bala-keli) He was a child in Vraja (vrajarbhaka).
kaka-paksa-dharah sudhih mukta-keso vatsa-vrndah
As a child all His limbs were sometimes covered with dust (dhuli-dhusara-sarvanga) He was decorated with crow's feathers (kaka-paksa-dhara) He was intelligent (sudhi) His hair was sometimes dishevelled (mukta-kesa) He stayed with the calves (vatsa-vrnda) and He gazed at the Yamuna's shore (kalindi-kula- viksana).
He played in the Yamuna's waves (jala-kolahali) and on its shore (kuli) As He crawled in the courtyard He became anointed with mud (panka-prangana-lepaka) He wandered in Vrndavana forest (sri-vrndavana-sacari) and He rested at Vamsivata (vamsivata-tata-sthita).
lohargala-vanadhipah sadhuh priyatamah sadhyah
He resided in Mahavana (mahavana-nivasi) He was the king of Lohargalavana (lohargala-vanadhipa) He was a great saint (sadhu) the most dear (priyatama) attainable by the devotees (sadhya) the Lord of the devotees (sadhö-isa) and fearless (gata-sadhvasa).
balgavi - Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:34:52 +0530
mukti-natho 'gha-nasakah su-kirtih su-yasah sphito
He is the Lord of Rangaksetra (ranga-natha) the Lord of Vittala (vittalesa) the Lord of liberation (mukti-natha) the destroyer of sins (agha-nasaka) glorious (su-kirti su- yasa sphita) and yasasvi) and the delight of the devotees (ranga-rajana).
ragini-ramanotsukah dipako megha-mallarah
He is the siø kinds of ragas (raga-satka) He is the ragas Raga-putra (raga-putra) Ragini-ramanotsuka (ragini- ramanotsuka) Dipaka (dipaka) Megha-mallara (megha-mallara) Sri-raga (sri-raga) and Mala-kosaka (mala-kosaka).
hindolo bhairavakhyas ca
svara-jati-smaro mrduh talo mana-pramanas ca
He is the raas Hindola (hindola) and Bhairava (bhairavakhya) He is love born by hearing beautiful melodies (svara-jati-smara) He is gentle (mrdu) He is graceful musical rhythms (tala and mana-pramana). He is melody (svara-gamya) and He is graceful singing (kalaksara).
sami syami satanandah
sata-yamah sata-kratuh jagarah supta asuptah
susuptah svapna urvarah
He self-controlled (sami) He is dark-complexioned Lord Krsna (syami) He has a hundred blisses (satananda) He forgives a hundred offenses (sata-yama) He performed a hundred yaj as (sata-kratu) He is awake and alert (jagara) He sleeps (supta asupta susupta svapna) He is great (urvara).
urjah sphurjo nirjaras ca
vijvaro jvara-varjitah jvara-jiê jvara-karta ca
jvara-yuk tri-jvaro jvarah
He is power (urja) and glory (sphurja) He is free from the fever of anxiety (nirjara vijvara jvara-varjita and jvara- jit) He lights the fever of anxiety in the demons (jvara-karta) He is passionate (jvara-yuk) He is the three passions (tri- jvara) and He is passion (jvara).
jambudvipo dvipari-ha salmalih salmali-dvipah
He is Jambavan (jambavan) He does not trust the demons (jambukasanki) He resides in Jambudvipa (jambudvipa) He killed an elephant that attacked Him (dvipari-ha) He is Salmali (salmali) He resides in Salmalidvipa (salmali-dvipa) He is Plaksa (plaksa) and He is the master of Plaksavana forest (plaksavanesvara).
kusa-dhari kusah kausi
kausikah kusa-vigrahah kusasthali-patih kasi-
He holds a blade of kusa grass (kusa-dhari kusa kausi kausika and kusa-vigraha). He is the king of Dvaraka‘ (kusasthali-pati) the king of Varanasi (kasi-natha) and the master of Bhairava (bhairava-sasana).
dasarhah satvato vrsnir
bhojo 'ndhaka-nivasa-krt andhako dundubhir dyotah
He is the great descendent of King Dasarha (dasarha) and a great king of the Satvata dynasty (satvata) the Vrsni dynasty (vrsni) and the Bhoja dynasty (bhoja) He stays among the kings of the Andhaka dynasty (andhaka-nivasa-krt and andhaka) He is glorified by the sounding of Dundubhi drums (dundubhi) He is glorious (dyota and pradyota) He is the master of the Satvatas (satvatam-pati).
bhoja-vrsny-andhakesvarah ahukah sarva-niti-ja
He is Surasena (surasena) He is Anuvisaya (anuvisaya) He is the king of the Bhoja Vrsni and Andhaka dynasties (bhoja- vrsny-andhakesvara) He is Ahuka (ahuka) He knows what is right (sarva-niti-ja) He is Ugrasena (ugrasena) and He can speak very fiercely (mahogra-vak).
paryo yadu-sabha-patih sudharmadhipatih sattvam
He is dear to King Ugrasena (ugrasena-priya) the devotees offer prayers to Him (prarthya) He is the Pandavas (partha) He is the leader of the assembled Yadavas (yadu-sabha-pati) He is the leader of the Sudharma assembly (sudharmadhipati) He is existence (sattvam) He is surrounded by the Vrsnis (vrsni- cakravrta) and He is the supreme physician (bhisak).
sabhagnis ca sabha-ravih sabha-candrah sabha-bhasah
He is an exalted member of the assembly (sabha-sila) He is a lamp shining in the assembly (sabha-dipa) the fire of the assembly (sabhagni) the sun of the assembly (sabha-ravi) the moon of the assembly (sabha-candra) the splendor of the assembly (sabha-bhasa) the Deity of the assembly (sabha-deva) and the master of the assembly (sabha-pati).
He fulfills the desires of the citizens (prajarthada) maintains the citizens (praja-bharta) protects the citizens (praja-palana-tat-para) guards the Dvaraka‘ fort (dvaraka-durga- sacari) and stays in Dvaraka‘ (dvaraka-graha-vigraha).
dvaraka-jana-mangalah jagan-mata jagat-trata
He removes all sufferings from Dvaraka‘ (dvaraka-duhkha- samharta). He is the auspiciousness of Dvaraka's citizens (dvaraka-jana-mangala) the mother of the universes (jagan-mata) the protector of the universes (jagat-trata) the maintainer of the universes (jagad-bharta) and the father of the universes (jagat-pita).
jagan-mitro jagat-sakhah brahmanya-devo brahmanyo
He is the friend of the universes (jagad-bandhu jagan- mitra and jagat-sakha) the creator of the universes (jagad- dhata) and the Deity worshiped by the brahmanas (brahmanya-deva and brahmanya) He respectfully touches the dust of the brahmanas§ feet (brahma-pada-rajo-dadhat).
He respectfully touches the dust of the brahmanas§ feet (brahma-pada-rajah„-sparsi) He serves the brahmanas§ feet (brahma-pada-nisevaka) He purifies Himself by sprinkling on His head the water that has washed the brahmanas§ feet (vipranghri-jala-putanga) and He devotedly serves the brahmanas (vipra-seva-parayana).
balgavi - Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:35:54 +0530
He is the best of the brahmanas (vipra-mukhya) the auspiciousness of the brahmanas (vipra-hita) the supreme master whose glories are sung by the brahmanas (vipra-gita-maha-katha) and the supreme master who sprinkles on Himself the water that has washed the brahmanas§ feet (vipra-pada-jalardranga and vipra-padodaka-priya).
vipro vipra-padanugah aksauhini-vrto yoddha
He is devoted to the brahmanas (vipra-bhakta) the guru of the brahmanas (vipra-guru) a brahmana (vipra) a follower of the brahmanas (vipra-padanuga) accompanied by an aksauhini military division (aksauhini-vrta) a great warrior (yoddha) and manifested as five Deities (pratima-paca-samyuta).
catur angirah padma-varti
samantoddhrta-padukah gaja-koti-prayayi ca
He is Catu (catu) Angira‘ (angira) and Padmavarti (padma- varti) Samanta Muni worships His feet (samantoddhrta-paduka) He is powerful like ten million elephants (gaja-koti-prayayi) His flag of victory flies over the defeat of ten million chariot- warriors (ratha-koti-jaya-dhvaja).
jaitram syandanam asthitah narayanastri brahmastri
He is a great chariot warrior (maharatha and atiratha) He rides a victory-chariot jaitram--syandanam-asthita) He wields the narayanastra weapon (narayanastri) and the brahmastra weapon (brahmastri) He is a famous warrior (rana-slaghi and ranodbhata).
He is a ferocious warrior (madotkata) a hero in battle (yuddha-vira) and frightening even to the demigods and demons (devasura-bhayankara) Moving in the wind His long hair and earrings are like a great elephant's ear (kari-karna-marut- prejat-kuntala-vyapta-kundala).
mardalo rana-durmadah bhatah pratibhatah procyo
He is the first before all others (agraga) He crushes the enemy warriors in battle (vira-sammarda mardala rana-durmada bhata and pratibhata) He is glorious (procya) He rains a shouer of arrows on the enemy (bana-varsi and isu-toyada).
sodasabdah sad-aksarah vira-ghosah klista-vapur
With His sword He cuts the enemy to pieces (khadga- khandita-sarvanga) He is a sixteen-year-old youth eternally (sodasabda) He does not suffer the siø material distresses (sad-aksara) He makes a heroic roar (vira-ghosa) He brings distress to His enemies (klista-vapu) His limbs are powerful like a series of thunderbolts (vajranga) He breaks apart the thunderbolt weapons of His enemies (vajra-bhedana).
satru-nirbhartsanodyatah atta-hasah patta-dharah
He breaks apart the thunderbolt weapons of His enemies (rugna-vajra) He breaks His enemies§ teeth (bhagna-danta) He reâukes His enemies (satru-nirbhartsanodyata) He laughs loudly (atta- hasa) He wears silk garments (patta-dhara) He is the husband of a noble queen (patta-raji-pati) He is very intelligent (patu).
hunkaro garjita-svanah sadhur bhakta-paradhinah
He is time (kala) Pataha drums are sounded to celebrate His victory (pataha-vaditra) He roars ferociously (hunkara and garjita-svana) He is saintly (sadhu) submissive to His devotees (bhakta-paradhina) independent (svatantra) and decorated with the ornaments of saintly qualities (sadhu- bhusana).
sadhu-grasta-mana manak sadhu-priyah sadhu-dhanah
He is not independent (asvatantra) He is dependent on His devotees (sadhumaya) His heart is rapt in thinking of His devotees (sadhu-grasta-mana) He loves His devotees and they love Him (sadhu-priya) He is charitable to His devotees (sadhu- dhana) He is His devotees§ kinsman (sadhu-jati) He is a monsoon cloud of nectar (sudha-ghana).
sadhu-vasi subhaspadah iti namnam sahasram tu
He stays among His devotees (sadhu-cari and sadhu-vasi) His devotees stay in His heart (sadhu-citta) He is the abode of auspiciousness
These are the thousand names of Lord Balarama.
catur-varga-phala-pradam sata-varam pathed yas tu
sa vidyavan bhaved iha
sarva-siddhi-pradam - giving all perfection; nrnam - to the living entities; catur-varga-phala-pradam - giving the four goals of life; sata - a hundred; varam - times; pathet - recites; yah - one who; tu - indeed; sa - he; vidyavan - wise; bhavet - becomes; iha - here.
He becomes wise who a hundred times recites these names which give the four goals of life and all perfection.
indiram ca vimurtim ca-
bhijanam rupam eva ca bala-bhojas ca pathanat
sarvam prapnoti manavah
indiram - wealth; ca - and; vimurtim - glory; ca - and; abhijanam - dynasty; rupam - handsomeness; eva - indeed; ca - and; bala - strength; bhojah - enjoyment; ca - and; pathanat - from reciting; sarvam - all; prapnoti - attains; manavah - a person.
One who recites these names pleases Lord Balarama and thus attains all wealth glory good descendents and handsomeness.
ganga-kule 'tha kalindi-
kule devalaye tatha sahasravarta-pathena
balat siddhih prajayate
ganga-kule - on the bank of the Ganga; atha - then; kalindi- kule - on the bank of the Yamuna; devalaye - in the temple of the Lord; tatha - so; sahasravarta - a thousand times; pathena - by reciting; balat - from Lord Balarama; siddhih - perfection; prajayate - is born.
By reciting these names a thousand times on the Ganga's shore on the Yamuna's shore or in the Lord's temple by Lord Balarama's mercy one attains perfection.
putrarthi labhate putram
dhanartho labhate dhanam bandhat pramucyate baddho
rogi rogan nivartate
putrarthi - desiring a son; labhate - attains; putram - a son; dhanarthah - desiring wealth; labhate - attains; dhanam - wealth; bandhat - from bondage; pramucyate - is freed; baddhah - bound; rogi - diseased; rogan - from disease; nivartate - is freed.
One who desires a son attains a good son One who desires wealth attains wealth One who is imprisoned becomes free from prison One who is diseased becomes cured of his disease.
patalam paddhatim stotram
kavacam tu vidhaya ca maha-mandala-bharta syan
ayuta - ten thousand; avarta - times; pathe - in reciting; ca - and; purascarya-vidhanatah - after performing purascarya; homa - homa; tarpana - tarpana; godana - giving cows in charity; vipra - brahmanas; arcana - worshiping; krta-udyamat - than pious deeds; patalam - patala; paddhatim - paddhati; stotram - stotra; kavacam - kavaca; tu - indeed; vidhaya - doing; ca - and; maha-mandala- bharta - a great king; syan - becomes; manditah - decorated; mandalesvaraih - with many great kings.
One who performs purascarya recites the patala paddhati stotra and kavaca recites these names ten thousand times offers homa and tarpana gives cows in charity and worships the brahmanas becomes a great king decorated with a great host of vassal-kings.
mada-gandhena vihvala alankaroti tad-dvaram
matta - maddened; ibha - elephant; karna - ears; prahita - sent; mada-gandhena - with the sweet freagtance; vihvala - agitated; alankaroti - decorates; tad-dvaram - his door; bhramad-bhrngavali - many flying bees; bhrsam - greatly.
Pushed by an elephant's ear and maddened by the sweet fragrance they find there a host of bees decorates his door.
balgavi - Fri, 23 Aug 2002 12:37:01 +0530
niskaranah pathed yas tu
prity-artham revati-pateh namnam sahasram rajendra
sa jivan-mukta ucyate
niskaranah - without any motive; pathet - recites; yah - who; tu - indeed; prity-artham - for the pleasure; revati-pateh - of Lord Balarama; namnam - of names; sahasram - a thousand; rajendra - O great king; sa - he; jivan-mukta - liberated in this life; ucyate - is said.
O great king one who without any personal motive only to please Lord Balarama recites these thousand names, is said to be liberated in this life.
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Baladeva ki jay!
Madhava - Tue, 12 Aug 2003 16:40:23 +0530
Happy Rakhi Purnima to everyone!
Madhava - Mon, 30 Aug 2004 02:29:11 +0530
Playing with Pralambha...
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