জয় জয় জয় শ্রীশচীসূত ।
জয় জয় জয় শ্রীঅবধূত ॥১॥

jaya jaya jaya sri-sachi-suta
jaya jaya jaya sri-avadhuta [1]

jaya jaya jaya–All glory sri-sachi-suta–to the son of Sachi, Sri Chaitanya! jaya jaya jaya–All glory sri-avadhuta–to the renunciant Nityananda Prabhu! [1]

Translation:

All glory to the son of Sachi! All glory to the Avadhut!

সীতাপতি জয় ভকতরাজ ।
গদাধর জয় ভক্তসমাজ ॥২॥

sitapati jaya bhakata-raja
gadadhara jaya bhakta-samaja [2]

jaya–All glory sitapati–to Advaita Acharya, bhakata-raja–the leader of the devotees! jaya–All glory gadadhara–to Gadadhar [and] bhakta-samaja–all the devotees! [2]

Translation:

All glory to Advaita Acharya, the leader of the devotees! All glory to Gadadhar and all the devotees!

জয় নবদ্বীপ সুন্দরধাম ।
জয় জয় জয় গৌর কি নাম ॥৩॥

jaya navadvipa sundara-dhama
jaya jaya jaya gaura ki nama [3]

jaya–All glory navadvipa sundara-dhama–to beautiful Nabadwip Dham! jaya jaya jaya–All glory gaura ki nama–to the Name of Gaura! [3]

Translation:

All glory to beautiful Nabadwip Dham! All glory to the Name of Gaura!

নিতাই সহিত ভক্তগণ ।
«হরি হরি»বলি’ চলে তখন ॥৪॥

nitai sahita bhakta-gana
«hari hari» bali’ chale takhana [4]

nitai–Nitai, sahita–with bhakta-gana–the devotees, takhana–then chale–departed, bali’–chanting «hari hari–«Hari! Hari!» [4]

Translation:

Nitai and the devotees then departed, chanting «Hari! Hari!»

ভাবে ঢল ঢল নিতাই চলে ।
প্রেমে আধ আধ বচন বলে ॥৫॥

bhave dhala dhala nitai chale
preme adha adha vachana bale [5]

dhala dhala–Swaying to and fro bhave–in ecstasy, nitai–Nitai chale–walked [and] adha adha vachana bale–stammered preme–with divine love. [5]

Translation:

Swaying to and fro in ecstasy, Nitai walked and stammered with divine love.

ঝর ঝর ঝরে আঁখির জল ।
«গোরা গোরা» বলি’ হয় বিকল ॥৬॥

jhara jhara jhare a̐khira jala
«gora gora» bali’ haya vikala [6]

jala–Tears jhara jhara jhare–streamed a̐khira–from [His] eyes. bali’–Chanting, «gora gora»–«Gora! Gora!», vikala haya–He became overwhelmed. [6]

Translation:

Tears streamed from His eyes. Chanting, «Gora! Gora!», He became overwhelmed.

ঝক্মক্ করে ভূষণ মাল ।
রূপে দশদিক হইল আল ॥৭॥

jhakmak kare bhusana mala
rupe dasa-dika ha-ila ala [7]

[His] bhusana–ornaments [and] mala–garlands jhakmak kare–sparkled, [and] dasa-dika–the ten directions ala ha-ila–became illumined rupe–by [His] form. [7]

Translation:

His ornaments and garlands sparkled, and His form illumined the ten directions.

শ্রীবাস নাচিছে জীবের সনে ।
কভু কাঁদে কভু নাচে সঘনে ॥৮॥

srivasa nachichhe jivera sane
kabhu ka̐de kabhu nache saghane [8]

srivasa–Srivas nachichhe–danced jivera sane–with Jiva. kabhu–Sometimes ka̐de–they cried, [and] kabhu–sometimes nache–they danced saghane–continuously. [8]

Translation:

Srivas danced with Jiva. Sometimes they cried, and sometimes they danced continuously.

আর যত সব ভক্তগণ ।
নাচিতে নাচিতে চলে তখন ॥৯॥

ara yata saba bhakta-gana
nachite nachite chale takhana [9]

ara yata saba–All the other bhakta-gana–devotees takhana–then nachite nachite–danced while chale–they walked. [9]

Translation:

All the other devotees danced as they walked.

অলকানন্দার নিকটে আসি’ ।
বলেন নিতাই আনন্দে ভাসি’ ॥১০॥

alakanandara nikate asi’
balena nitai anande bhasi’ [10]

asi’–Coming alakanandara nikate–near the Alakananda, nitai–Nitai balena–spoke, bhasi’–floating anande–in joy. [10]

Translation:

Coming to the Alakananda River, Nitai spoke, floating in joy.

«বিল্বপক্ষগ্রাম পশ্চিমে ধরি’ ।
মন্দাকিনী আসে নদীয়া ঘেরি’ ॥১১॥

«bilvapaksa-grama paschime dhari’
mandakini ase nadiya gheri [11]

dhari’–Flowing bilvapaksa-grama paschime–west of the village of Bilvapaksa, mandakini–the Mandakini ase–comes [and] gheri’–surrounds nadiya–Nadia. [11]

Translation:

«Flowing west of Bilvapaksa Gram, the Ganga comes and surrounds Nadia.

সুবর্ণবিহার দেখিলে যথা ।
মন্দাকিনী ছাড়ে অলকা তথা ॥১২॥

suvarna-bihara dekhile yatha
mandakini chhade alaka tatha [12]

mandakini–The Mandakini chhade–leaves alaka–the Alakananda yatha tatha–where dekhile–we saw suvarna-bihara–Suvarna Bihar. [12]

Translation:

«Then she separates from the Alakananda where we saw Suvarna Bihar.

অলকানন্দার পূরব পারে ।
হরিহরক্ষেত্র গণ্ডক ধারে ॥১৩॥

alakanandara purava pare
harihara-ksetra gandaka dhare [13]

purava pare–On the eastern shore alakanandara–of the Alakananda, gandaka dhare–beside the Gandaka River, [is] harihara-ksetra–Harihara Ksetra. [13]

Translation:

«On the eastern shore of the Alakananda, beside the Gandaka River, is Harihara Ksetra.

শ্রীমূর্ত্তি প্রকাশ হইবে কালে ।
সুন্দর কানন শোভিবে ভালে ॥১৪॥

sri-murti prakasa ha-ibe kale
sundara kanana sobhibe bhale [14]

kale–In time, sri-murti–a Deity prakasa ha-ibe–will manifest [there, and] sundara kanana–a beautiful forest sobhibe–will shine bhale–gloriously. [14]

Translation:

«In time, a Deity will manifest there, and a beautiful forest will shine gloriously.

অলকা পশ্চিমে দেখহ কাশী ।
শৈব শাক্ত সেবে মুকতিদাসী ॥১৫॥

alaka paschime dekhaha kasi
saiva sakta seve mukati-dasi [15]

dekhaha–See kasi–Kasi paschime–to the west alaka–of the Alakananda. [There,] saiva–the followers of Siva [and] sakta–the followers of Sakti, Parvati, seve–worship mukati-dasi–the maidservant Liberation (the goddess of liberation, who serves the devotees as a maidservant). [15]

Translation:

«See Kasi to the west of the Alakananda. There the followers of Siva and Sakti worship the maidservant Liberation.

বারাণসী হতে এ ধাম পর ।
হেথায় ধূর্জ্জটী পিনাকধর ॥১৬॥

‘গৌর গৌর’ বলি’ সদাই নাচে ।
নিজজনে গৌরভকতি যাচে ॥১৭॥

varanasi hate e dhama para
hethaya dhurjati pinaka-dhara [16]

‘gaura gaura’ bali’ sadai nache
nija-jane gaura-bhakati yache [17]

e–This dhama–abode [is] hate para–above varanasi–Varanasi [because] hethaya–here dhurjati–Lord Siva sadai–constantly bali’–chants ‘gaura gaura’–«Gaura! Gaura!», nache–dances pinaka-dhara–holding [his] trident, [and] yache–offers nija-jane–his followers gaura-bhakati–devotion to Gaura. [16–17]

Translation:

«This place is superior to Varanasi because here Lord Siva constantly chants, «Gaura! Gaura!», dances holding his trident, and offers his followers devotion to Gaura.

সহস্র বরষ কাশীতে বসি’ ।
লভে যে মুকতি জ্ঞানেতে ন্যাসী ॥১৮॥

তাহা ত হেথায় চরণে ঠেলি’ ।
নাচেন ভকত ‘গৌরাঙ্গ’ বলি’ ॥১৯॥

sahasra varasa kasite vasi’
labhe ye mukati jnanete nyasi [18]

taha ta hethaya charane theli’
nachena bhakata ‘gauranga’ bali’ [19]

hethaya–Here, bhakata–devotees bali’–chant ‘gauranga’–‘Gauranga’, nachena–dance, [and] ta charane theli’–kick away ye taha mukati–the liberation [that] nyasi–renunciants labhe–attain vasi’–by residing kasite–in Kasi [and] jnanete–acquiring knowledge sahasra varasa–for a thousand years. [18–19]

Translation:

«Here, devotees chant Gauranga’s Name, dance, and kick away the liberation that sannyasis attain by residing in Kasi and practising jnana-yoga for a thousand years.

নির্য্যাণ সময়ে এখানে জীব ।
কাণে ‘গৌর’ বলি’ তারেন শিব ॥২০॥

niryana samaye ekhane jiva
kane ‘gaura’ bali’ tarena siva [20]

ekhane–Here, samaye–at the time jiva–of souls’ niryana–passing away, siva–Siva bali’–chants ‘gaura’–‘Gaura’ kane–into [their] ears [and] tarena–delivers [them]. [20]

Translation:

«Here, when souls pass away, Siva chants the Name of Gaura into their ears and delivers them.

মহাবারাণসী এ ধাম হয় ।
জীবের মরণে নাহিক ভয়» ॥২১॥

mahavaranasi e dhama haya
jivera marane nahika bhaya» [21]

e–This dhama–place haya–is [thus] mahavaranasi–‘Great Varanasi’. jivera bhaya nahika–Souls have no fear marane»–of death [here].» [21]

Translation:

«This place is thus Mahavaranasi. Souls have no fear of death here.»

এ৩ বলি’ তথা নিতাই নাচে ।
গৌরহরিপ্রেম জীবের যাচে ॥২২॥

eta bali’ tatha nitai nache
gaurahari-prema jivere yache [22]

bali’–Saying eta–this, nitai–Nitai nache–danced tatha–there [and] yache–offered jivere–Jiva gaurahari-prema–divine love for Gaurahari. [22]

Translation:

Saying this, Nitai danced and offered Jiva divine love for Gaurahari.

অলক্ষ্যে তখন কৈলাস-পতি ।
নিতাই চরণে করিল নতি ॥২৩॥

alaksye takhana kailasa-pati
nitai charane karila nati [23]

takhana–Then kailasa-pati–the Lord of Kailas alaksye–invisibly nati karila–bowed nitai charane–at the feet of Nitai. [23]

Translation:

Lord Siva then invisibly bowed at the feet of Nitai.

গৌরীসহ শিব গৌরাঙ্গনাম ।
গাইয়া গাইয়া পূরয় কাম ॥২৪॥

gauri-saha siva gauranga-nama
gaiya gaiya puraya kama [24]

gaiya gaiya–Chanting gauranga-nama–the Name of Gauranga, siva–Siva gauri-saha–and Parvati puraya–fulfilled [their] kama–desires. [24]

Translation:

Chanting the Name of Gauranga, Siva and Parvati fulfilled their desires.

স্বতন্ত্র ঈশ্বর নিতাই তবে ।
ভকত-সঙ্গেতে চলিল যবে ॥২৫॥

svatantra isvara nitai tabe
bhakata-sangete chalila yabe [25]

yabe tabe–Then svatantra isvara–the independent Lord, nitai–Nitai, chalila–left bhakata-sangete–with the devotees. [25]

Translation:

Then the independent Lord, Nitai, left with the devotees.

গাদিগাছা-গ্রামে পোঁছিল আসি’ ।
তথায় আসিয়া কহিল হাসি’ ॥২৬॥

gadigachha-grame pau̐chhila asi’
tathaya asiya kahila hasi’ [26]

asi’ pau̐chhila–Nitai arrived gadigachha-grame–in the village of Gadigachha. tathaya–There, asiya–Nityananda came over [and] kahila–spoke, hasi’–smiling. [26]

Translation:

Arriving in Gadigachha Gram, Nityananda came over and spoke, smiling.

«গোদ্রুম নামেতে এ দ্বীপ হয় ।
সুরভি সতত এখানে রয় ॥২৭॥

«godruma namete e dvipa haya
surabhi satata ekhane raya [27]

«e–«This dvipa–island haya–is namete–known as godruma–Godruma. surabhi–Surabhi raya–resides ekhane–here satata–eternally. [27]

Translation:

«This island is called Godruma. Surabhi resides here eternally.

কৃষ্ণমায়াবশে দেবেন্দ্র যবে ।
ভাসায় গোকুল নিজ গৌরবে ॥২৮॥

গোবর্দ্ধনগিরি ধরিয়া হরি ।
রক্ষিল গোকুল যতন করি’ ॥২৯॥

krsna-maya-vase devendra yabe
bhasaya gokula nija gaurave [28]

govardhana-giri dhariya hari
raksila gokula yatana kari’ [29]

yabe–When devendra–Indra, krsna-maya-vase–bewildered by Krsna’s illusion, bhasaya–flooded gokula–Gokula nija gaurave–with his powerful rains, hari–the Lord dhariya–lifted govardhana-giri–Govardhan Hill [and] yatana kari’–carefully raksila–protected gokula–Gokula. [28–29]

Translation:

«When Indra, bewildered by Krsna’s illusion, flooded Gokula with his powerful rains, Krsna lifted Govardhan Hill and carefully protected Gokula.

ইন্দ্রদর্পচূর্ণ হইলে পর ।
শচীপতি চিনে শারঙ্গধর ॥৩০॥

indra-darpa-churna ha-ile para
sachi-pati chine saranga-dhara [30]

para–After indra-darpa-churna ha-ile–Indra’s pride was crushed, sachi-pati–Indra chine–recognised saranga-dhara–Krsna. [30]

Translation:

«After Indra’s pride was crushed, Indra recognised Krsna.

নিজ অপরাধ মার্জ্জন তরে ।
পড়িল কৃষ্ণের চরণ ধরে ॥৩১॥

nija aparadha marjana tare
padila krsnera charana dhare [31]

marjana tare–To clear nija–his aparadha–offence, padila–he bowed [and] dhare–grasped krsnera charana–the feet of Krsna. [31]

Translation:

«To clear his offence, he bowed and grasped the feet of Krsna.

দয়ার সমুদ্র নন্দতনয় ।
ক্ষমিল ইন্দ্রেরে দিল অভয় ॥৩২॥

dayara samudra nanda-tanaya
ksamila indrere dila abhaya [32]

nanda-tanaya–Krsna, dayara samudra–the ocean of mercy, ksamila–forgave indrere–Indra [and] dila–gave [him] abhaya–[the boon of] fearlessness. [32]

Translation:

«Krsna, the ocean of mercy, forgave Indra and gave him the boon of fearlessness.

তথাপি ইন্দ্রের রহিল ভয় ।
সুরভি নিকটে তখন কয় ॥৩৩॥

tathapi indrera rahila bhaya
surabhi nikate takhana kaya [33]

tathapi–Still, indrera bhaya rahila–Indra remained fearful. kaya–He spoke takhana–then surabhi nikate–to nearby Surabhi. [33]

Translation:

«Still, Indra remained fearful. He then spoke to Surabhi.

‘কৃষ্ণলীলা মুই বুঝিতে নারি ।
অপরাধ মম হইল ভারি ॥৩৪॥

‘krsna-lila mui bujhite nari
aparadha mama ha-ila bhari [34]

‘mui–‘I bujhite nari–could not understand krsna-lila–the Pastimes of Krsna, [and] mama ha-ila–I made bhari aparadha–a very heavy offence. [34]

Translation:

«‘I could not understand the Pastimes of Krsna, and I committed a very heavy offence.

শুনেছি কলিতে ব্রজেন্দ্রসুত ।
করিবে নদীয়া-লীলা অদ্ভূত ॥৩৫॥

sunechhi kalite vrajendra-suta
karibe nadiya-lila adbhuta [35]

sunechhi–I have heard [that] kalite–during Kali-yuga, vrajendra-suta–Krsna karibe–will perform adbhuta–wonderful lila–Pastimes nadiya–in Nadia. [35]

Translation:

«‘I have heard that during Kali-yuga, Krsna will perform wonderful Pastimes in Nadia.

পাছে সে সময় মোহিত হব ।
অপরাধী পুনঃ হয়ে রহিব ॥৩৬॥

pachhe se samaya mohita haba
aparadhi punah haye rahiba [36]

pachhe–At se samaya–that time, mohita haba–I will become bewildered [and] rahiba–be aparadhi haye–an offender punah–again. [36]

Translation:

«‘At that time, I will become bewildered and be an offender again.

তুমি ত সুরভি সকল জান ।
করহ এখন তাহার বিধান’ ॥৩৭॥

tumi ta surabhi sakala jana
karaha ekhana tahara vidhana’ [37]

surabhi–O Surabhi, tumi–you jana–know ta sakala–everything. vidhana karaha–Please advise [me] tahara–about this ekhana–now. [37]

Translation:

«‘O Surabhi, you know everything. Please advise me about this.’

সুরভি বলিল, ‘চলহ যাই ।
নবদ্বীপধামে ভজি’ নিমাই’ ॥৩৮॥

surabhi balila, ‘chalaha yai
navadvipa-dhame bhaji’ nimai’ [38]

surabhi–Surabhi balila–said, ‘chalaha yai–‘Let us go [and] bhaji’–serve nimai–Nimai navadvipa-dhame’–in Nabadwip Dham.’ [38]

Translation:

«Surabhi said, ‘Let us go and serve Nimai in Nabadwip Dham.’

দেবেন্দ্র সুরভি হেথায় আসি’ ।
গৌরাঙ্গ ভজন করিল বসি’ ॥৩৯॥

devendra surabhi hethaya asi’
gauranga bhajana karila vasi’ [39]

devendra–Indra [and] surabhi–Surabhi asi’ vasi’–moved hethaya–here bhajana karila–worshipped gauranga–Gauranga. [39]

Translation:

«Indra and Surabhi moved here and worshipped Gauranga.

গৌরাঙ্গ ভজন সহজ অতি ।
সহজ তাহার ফল বিততি ॥৪০॥

gauranga bhajana sahaja ati
sahaja tahara phala vitati [40]

bhajana–Worshipping gauranga–Gauranga [is] ati–very sahaja–easy, [and] phala–the results tahara–of doing so vitati–are distributed sahaja–easily. [40]

Translation:

«Worshipping Gauranga is very easy, and the results of doing so are easily distributed.

‘গৌরাঙ্গ’ বলিয়া ক্রন্দন করে ।
গৌরাঙ্গ দর্শন হয় সত্বরে ॥৪১॥

‘gauranga’ baliya krandana kare
gauranga darsana haya satvare [41]

krandana kare–They cried, baliya–chanting ‘gauranga’–‘Gauranga’, [and] satvare–immediately darsana haya–saw gauranga–Gauranga. [41]

Translation:

«They cried, chanting the Name of Gauranga, and immediately saw Him.

কিবা অপরূপ রূপ-লাবণি ।
দেখিল গৌরাঙ্গ প্রতিমাখানি ॥৪২॥

আধ আধ হাসি’ বরদ রূপ ।
প্রেমে গদগদ রসের কূপ ॥৪৩॥

kiba aparupa rupa-lavani
dekhila gauranga pratima-khani [42]

adha adha hasi’ varada rupa
preme gada-gada rasera kupa [43]

kiba–How aparupa–extraordinary [is His] rupa-lavani–beauty and figure! dekhila–They saw pratima-khani–the figure gauranga–of Gauranga  — varada rupa–the embodiment of benevolence, rasera kupa–the well of rasa  — hasi’–smiling [and] adha adha–stammering, gada-gada–choked preme–with divine love. [42–43]

Translation:

«How extraordinary is His beauty and form! They saw the figure of Gauranga  — the embodiment of benevolence, the well of rasa  — smiling and stammering, choked with divine love.

হাসিয়া বলেন ঠাকুর মোর ।
‘জানিনু বাসনা অমি ত তোর ॥৪৪॥

hasiya balena thakura mora
‘janinu vasana ami ta tora [44]

hasiya–Smiling, mora–My thakura–Lord balena–said, ‘ami–‘I janinu–know ta tora–your vasana–desire. [44]

Translation:

«Smiling, My Lord said, ‘I know your desire.

অল্পদিন আছে প্রকটকাল ।
নদীয়ানগরে দেখিবে ভাল ॥৪৫॥

alpa-dina achhe prakata-kala
nadiya-nagare dekhibe bhala [45]

achhe–There is [only] alpa-dina–a short time [until] prakata-kala–the time of [My] appearance nadiya-nagare–in the town of Nadia, [and] dekhibe–you will see [Me] bhala–fully [then]. [45]

Translation:

«‘I will appear in Nadia soon, and you will see Me fully then.

সে লীলা সময়ে সেবিবে মোরে ।
মায়াজাল আর না ধরে তোরে’ ॥৪৬॥

se lila samaye sevibe more
maya-jala ara na dhare tore’ [46]

se lila samaye–During the time of those Pastimes, sevibe–you will serve more–Me, [and] maya-jala–the net of maya ara dhare na–will no longer bind tore’–you.’ [46]

Translation:

«‘During those Pastimes, you will serve Me, and the net of maya will no longer bind you.’

এত বলি’ প্রভু অদৃশ্য হয় ।
সুরভি সুন্দরী তথায় রয় ॥৪৭॥

eta bali’ prabhu adrsya haya
surabhi sundari tathaya raya [47]

bali’–Saying eta–this, prabhu–the Lord adrsya haya–disappeared. surabhi sundari–Beautiful Surabhi raya–remained tathaya–there. [47]

Translation:

«Saying this, the Lord disappeared. Beautiful Surabhi remained there.

অশ্বত্থ নিকটে রহিলা দেবী ।
নিরন্তর গৌরচরণ সেবি’ ॥৪৮॥

asvattha nikate rahila devi
nirantara gaura-charana sevi’ [48]

devi–Surabhi rahila–stayed nikate–near asvattha–a banyan tree [and] nirantara–constantly sevi’–worshipped gaura-charana–the feet of Gaura. [48]

Translation:

«She stayed near a banyan tree and constantly worshipped the feet of Gaura.

গোদ্রুমদ্বীপ ত হইল নাম ।
হেথায় পূরয় ভকত-কাম ॥৪৯॥

godrumadvipa ta ha-ila nama
hethaya puraya bhakata-kama [49]

[This place] nama ta ha-ila–became known as godrumadvipa–Godrumadwip (‘cow-tree island’). puraya–The Lord fulfils bhakata-kama–the desires of the devotees hethaya–here. [49]

Translation:

«This place thus became known as Godrumadwip. The Lord fulfils the desires of the devotees here.

হেথায় কুটীর বাঁধিয়া ভজে ।
অনায়াসে গৌরচরণে মজে ॥৫০॥

hethaya kutira ba̐dhiya bhaje
anayase gaura-charane maje [50]

ba̐dhiya–Anyone who builds kutira–a hut [and] bhaje–serves hethaya–here anayase–easily maje–becomes immersed gaura-charane–in the feet of Gaura. [50]

Translation:

«Anyone who builds a hut and serves here easily becomes immersed in the feet of Gaura.

এই দ্বীপে কভু মৃকণ্ডসুত ।
প্রলয়ে আছিল কথা অদ্ভুত ॥৫১॥

ei dvipe kabhu mrkanda-suta
pralaye achhila katha adbhuta [51]

[There is] adbhuta katha–a wonderful story mrkanda-suta–about Markandeya Muni, achhila–who was present kabhu–once ei dvipe–on this island pralaye–during the destruction of the universe. [51]

Translation:

«There is a wonderful story about Markandeya Muni, who was present on this island during the destruction of the universe.

সাতকল্প আয়ু পাইল মুনি ।
প্রলয়ে বড়ই বিপদ্ গণি’ ॥৫২॥

sata-kalpa ayu paila muni
pralaye bada-i vipad gani’ [52]

muni–The sage paila–attained ayu–a lifetime sata-kalpa–of seven kalpas (cycles of creation and destruction of the universe), [and] pralaye–during the destruction of the universe, gani’–he underwent bada-i vipad–great difficulty. [52]

Translation:

«Markandeya Muni attained a lifetime of seven kalpas, and during the destruction of the universe, he underwent great difficulty.

জলময় হৈল সমস্ত স্থান ।
কোথা বা রহিবে করে সন্ধান ॥৫৩॥

jalamaya haila samasta sthana
kotha va rahibe kare sandhana [53]

samasta sthana–Everything jalamaya haila–became submerged in water, [and] sandhana kare–he searched [for] kotha va–somewhere rahibe–he could stay. [53]

Translation:

«Everything became submerged in water, and he searched for a place to stay.

ভাসিয়া ভাসিয়া চলিয়া যায় ।
‘কেন হেন বর লইনু হায়’ ॥৫৪॥

bhasiya bhasiya chaliya yaya
‘kena hena vara la-inu haya’ [54]

chaliya yaya–Moving about, bhasiya bhasiya–floating and floating, [he thought,] ‘haya–‘Alas! kena–Why la-inu–have I taken hena–this vara’–boon?’ [54]

Translation:

«Floating and floating about, he thought, ‘Alas! Why have I taken this boon?’

ষোলক্রোশ মাত্র নদীয়াধাম ।
জাগিয়া ভকতে দেয় বিশ্রাম ॥৫৫॥

sola-krosa matra nadiya-dhama
jagiya bhakate deya visrama [55]

matra–Only sola-krosa–the thirty-two miles nadiya-dhama–of Nabadwip Dham jagiya–arise [and] deya–give visrama–shelter bhakate–to the devotees. [55]

Translation:

«During the destruction, only the thirty-two miles of Nabadwip Dham arise and give shelter to the devotees.

জলের তরঙ্গে ভাসিয়া মুনি ।
অজ্ঞান হইয়া পড়ে অমনি ॥৫৬॥

jalera tarange bhasiya muni
ajnana ha-iya pade amani [56]

bhasiya–Floating jalera tarange–in the waves of the water, muni–the sage amani–suddenly ajnana ha-iya pade–lost consciousness. [56]

Translation:

«Floating in the waves of the water, the sage suddenly lost consciousness.

মহাকৃপা করি’ সুরভি তায় ।
যতনে মুনিরে হেথা উঠায় ॥৫৭॥

mahakrpa kari’ surabhi taya
yatane munire hetha uthaya [57]

mahakrpa kari’–Being very merciful taya–to him, surabhi–Surabhi yatane–carefully uthaya–brought munire–the sage hetha–here. [57]

Translation:

«Being very merciful to him, Surabhi carefully rescued the sage.

সম্বিৎ লভিয়া মৃকণ্ডসুত ।
দেখিল গোদ্রুমদ্বীপ অদ্ভুত ॥৫৮॥

samvit labhiya mrkanda-suta
dekhila godrumadvipa adbhuta [58]

labhiya–Regaining samvit–consciousness, mrkanda-suta–Markandeya Muni dekhila–saw adbhuta–the wonders godrumadvipa–of Godrumadwip. [58]

Translation:

«Regaining consciousness, Markandeya Muni saw the wonders of Godrumadwip.

শতকোটিক্রোশ বিস্তার স্থান ।
নদনদী শোভা প্রকাশমান ॥৫৯॥

sata-koti-krosa vistara sthana
nada-nadi sobha prakasamana [59]

[He saw] sthana–an abode vistara–spanning sata-koti-krosa–two billion miles around, sobha prakasamana–resplendent nada-nadi–with rivers and streams. [59]

Translation:

«He saw an abode spanning two billion miles around, resplendent with rivers and streams.

তরুলতা কত শোভয় তথা ।
পক্ষিগণ গায় শ্রীগৌর-গাথা ॥৬০॥

taru-lata kata sobhaya tatha
paksi-gana gaya sri-gaura-gatha [60]

kata–Numerous taru-lata–trees and vines sobhaya–were shining tatha–there, [and] paksi-gana–birds gaya–were chanting sri-gaura-gatha–the glories of Sri Gaura. [60]

Translation:

«Numerous trees and vines were shining, and birds were chanting the glories of Sri Gaura.

যোজনবিস্তার অশ্বত্থ হের ।
সুরভিকে তথা দর্শন কর ॥৬১॥

yojana-vistara asvattha hera
surabhike tatha darsana kara [61]

hera–He saw asvattha–a banyan tree [that was] yojana-vistara–eight miles wide, [and] darsana kara–he saw surabhike–Surabhi tatha–beneath [it]. [61]

Translation:

«He saw a banyan tree that was eight miles wide, and he saw Surabhi beneath it.

ক্ষুধায় আকুল মুনি তখন ।
সুরভির প্রতি বলে বচন ॥৬২॥

ksudhaya akula muni takhana
surabhira prati bale vachana [62]

takhana–Then, akula–stricken ksudhaya–with hunger, muni–the sage vachana bale–spoke surabhira prati–to Surabhi. [62]

Translation:

«Stricken with hunger, the sage spoke to Surabhi.

‘তুমি ভগবতি রাখহ প্রাণ ।
দুগ্ধ দিয়া মোর করহ ত্রাণ’ ॥৬৩॥

‘tumi bhagavati rakhaha prana
dugdha diya mora karaha trana’ [63]

‘bhagavati–‘O goddess! tumi rakhaha–Please save [my] prana–life. mora trana karaha–Rescue me diya–by giving [me] dugdha’–some milk.’ [63]

Translation:

«‘O goddess! Please save my life. Rescue me by giving me some milk.’

সুরভি তখন সদয় হয়ে ।
পিয়াইল দুগ্ধ মুনিরে লয়ে ॥৬৪॥

surabhi takhana sadaya haye
piyaila dugdha munire laye [64]

surabhi–Surabhi takhana–then sadaya haye–mercifully piyaila–fed munire–the sage laye–with [her] dugdha–milk. [64]

Translation:

«Surabhi mercifully fed the sage with her milk.

সবল হইয়া মৃকণ্ডসূনু ।
সুরভির প্রতি কহয় পুনঃ ॥৬৫॥

sabala ha-iya mrkanda-sunu
surabhira prati kahaya punah [65]

sabala ha-iya–Revitalised, mrkanda-sunu–Markandeya Muni kahaya–spoke surabhira prati–to Surabhi punah–again. [65]

Translation:

«Revitalised, Markandeya Muni spoke to Surabhi again.

‘তুমি ভগবতি জননী মোর ।
তোমার মায়ায় জগৎ ভোর ॥৬৬॥

‘tumi bhagavati janani mora
tomara mayaya jagat bhora [66]

‘bhagavati–‘O goddess, tumi–you [are] mora–my janani–mother, [and] jagat–the world [is] bhora–absorbed tomara mayaya–in your illusion. [66]

Translation:

«‘O goddess, you are my mother, and the world is absorbed in your illusion.

না বুঝিয়া আমি লয়েছি বর ।
সপ্তকল্প জীব হয়ে অমর ॥৬৭॥

na bujhiya ami layechhi vara
sapta-kalpa jiva haye amara [67]

bujhiya na–Not understanding [the consequences,] ami–I layechhi–accepted vara–a boon jiva–of living sapta-kalpa–for seven kalpas amara haye–without dying. [67]

Translation:

«‘Not understanding the consequences, I accepted a boon of living for seven kalpas without dying.

প্রলয় সময়ে বড়ই দুঃখ ।
নানাবিধ ক্লেশ নাহিক সুখ ॥৬৮॥

pralaya samaye bada-i duhkha
nana-vidha klesa nahika sukha [68]

pralaya samaye–At the time of the destruction of the universe, [there are] nana-vidha–various types klesa–of miseries [and] bada-i–extreme duhkha–distress. nahika–There is no sukha–happiness. [68]

Translation:

«‘During the destruction of the universe, there are numerous miseries and extreme distress. There is no happiness.

কি করি জননি বলগো মোরে ।
কিসে বা যাইব এ দুঃখ তরে’ ॥৬৯॥

ki kari janani balago more
kise va yaiba e duhkha tare’ [69]

janani–O Mother, balago–tell more–me, ki kari–what should I do? kise va–How tare yaiba–can I overcome e duhkha’–this distress?’ [69]

Translation:

«‘O Mother, tell me, what should I do? How can I overcome this distress?’

সুরভি তখন বলিল বাণী ।
‘ভজহ শ্রীগৌরপদ দুখানি ॥৭০॥

surabhi takhana balila vani
‘bhajaha sri-gaura-pada dukhani [70]

surabhi–Surabhi takhana–then vani balila–said, ‘bhajaha–‘Serve sri-gaura-pada dukhani–the feet of Sri Gaura. [70]

Translation:

«Surabhi said, ‘Serve the feet of Sri Gaura.

এই নবদ্বীপ প্রকৃতিপার ।
কভু নাশ নাহি হয় ইহার ॥৭১॥

ei navadvipa prakrti-para
kabhu nasa nahi haya ihara [71]

ei–This abode navadvipa–of Nabadwip [is] prakrti-para–beyond material nature  — ihara haya–it is kabhu nahi–never nasa–destroyed. [71]

Translation:

«‘This abode of Nabadwip is beyond material nature  — it is never destroyed.

চর্ম্মচক্ষে ইহা ষোড়শক্রোশ ।
পরম বৈকুণ্ঠ সদা নির্দ্দোষ ॥৭২॥

charma-chakse iha sodasa-krosa
parama vaikuntha sada nirdosa [72]

charma-chakse–To fleshy eyes iha–it [is] sodasa-krosa–thirty-two miles, [but it is] parama vaikuntha–the supreme realm in the spiritual world [and] sada–eternally nirdosa–faultless. [72]

Translation:

«‘To fleshy eyes, it is only thirty-two miles, but it is the supreme abode Vaikuntha and eternally faultless.

অপ্রাকৃত দেশ কাল এখানে ।
জড় মায়া কেবা কেহ না জানে ॥৭৩॥

aprakrta desa kala ekhane
jada maya keba keha na jane [73]

ekhane–Here, kala–time [and] desa–space [are] aprakrta–supramundane, [and] keba keha na–no one jane–knows [of] jada–material maya–illusion. [73]

Translation:

«‘Here, time and space are supramundane, and no one knows of material illusion.

নবদ্বীপে দেখ অপূর্ব্ব অতি ।
চারিদিকে বেড়ে বিরজা সতী ॥৭৪॥

navadvipe dekha apurva ati
chari-dike bede viraja sati [74]

dekha–See ati apurva–the great wonder navadvipe–of Nabadwip! viraja sati–The chaste Viraja bede–flows chari-dike–in the four directions. [74]

Translation:

«‘See the great wonder of Nabadwip! The chaste Viraja flows all around it.

শতকোটিক্রোশ প্রত্যেক খণ্ড ।
মধ্যে মায়াপুর নগর গণ্ড ॥৭৫॥

sata-koti-krosa pratyeka khanda
madhye mayapura nagara ganda [75]

pratyeka–Every khanda–part [is] sata-koti-krosa–two billion miles, [and] madhye–at [its] centre [is] nagara ganda–the grand city mayapura–of Mayapur. [75]

Translation:

«‘Every part of Nabadwip measures two billion miles, and at its centre is the grand city of Mayapur.

অষ্টদল অষ্টদ্বীপের মান ।
অন্তর্দ্বীপ তার কেশর স্থান ॥৭৬॥

asta-dala asta-dvipera mana
antardvipa tara kesara sthana [76]

asta-dvipera–The eight islands mana–resemble asta-dala–eight petals, [and] antardvipa–Antardwip [is] tara–their kesara sthana–whorl. [76]

Translation:

«‘The eight islands of Nabadwip are petals, and Antardwip is their whorl.

সর্ব্বতীর্থ সর্ব্বদেবতা ঋষি ।
গৌরাঙ্গ ভজিছে হেথায় বসি’ ॥৭৭॥

sarva-tirtha sarva-devata rsi
gauranga bhajichhe hethaya vasi’ [77]

sarva-tirtha–All the holy places, [and] sarva–all devata–the gods [and] rsi–sages vasi’–reside hethaya–here [and] bhajichhe–worship gauranga–Gauranga. [77]

Translation:

«‘All the holy places, gods, and sages reside here and worship Gauranga.

তুমি মার্কণ্ডেয় গৌরাঙ্গপদ ।
আশ্রয় করহ জানি’ সম্পদ ॥৭৮॥

tumi markandeya gauranga-pada
asraya karaha jani’ sampada [78]

tumi markandeya–O Markandeya, jani’–understand [your] sampada–fortune [and] asraya karaha–take shelter gauranga-pada–at the feet of Gauranga. [78]

Translation:

«‘O Markandeya, understand your fortune and take shelter at the feet of Gauranga.

অকৈতব ধর্ম্ম আশ্রয় কর ।
ভুক্তি-মুক্তি-বাঞ্ছা সুদূরে ধর ॥৭৯॥

akaitava dharma asraya kara
bhukti-mukti-vanchha sudure dhara [79]

asraya kara–Take shelter [of] akaitava dharma–the true religion, [and] dhara–keep bhukti-mukti-vanchha–desires for enjoyment and liberation sudure–far away. [79]

Translation:

«‘Take shelter of the true dharma, and keep desires for enjoyment and liberation far away.

গৌরাঙ্গ-ভজন-আশ্রয়-বলে ।
মধুর প্রেম ত লভিবে ফলে ॥৮০॥

gauranga-bhajana-asraya-bale
madhura prema ta labhibe phale [80]

gauranga-bhajana-asraya-bale–By taking shelter and serving Gauranga, ta labhibe–you will attain prema–divine love madhura–in madhura-rasa phale–as a result. [80]

Translation:

«‘By taking shelter of Gauranga and serving Him, you will attain divine love in madhura-rasa.

সেই প্রেম যবে হৃদয়ে বসে ।
ভাসায় বিলাস-কলার রসে ॥৮১॥

sei prema yabe hrdaye vase
bhasaya vilasa-kalara rase [81]

yabe–When sei–that prema–divine love vase–appears hrdaye–in [your] heart, bhasaya–it will set [you] afloat rase–in the rasa vilasa-kalara–of the arts within the Pastimes [of the Lord]. [81]

Translation:

«When that divine love appears in your heart, it will set you afloat in the rasa of the arts within the Pastimes of the Lord.

ব্রজে রাধাপদ আশ্রয় হয় ।
যুগল-সেবায় মানস রয় ॥৮২॥

vraje radha-pade asraya haya
yugala-sevaya manasa raya [82]

asraya haya–You will take shelter radha-pade–at the feet of Radha vraje–in Vraja, [and your] manasa–heart raya–will be engaged yugala-sevaya–in the service of the Divine Couple. [82]

Translation:

«‘You will take shelter at the feet of Radha in Vraja, and your heart will be engaged in the service of the Divine Couple.

সেবার সুখ ত অতুল জান ।
অভেদ নির্ব্বাণে অপার্থ জ্ঞান’ ॥৮৩॥

sevara sukha ta atula jana
abheda nirvane apartha jnana’ [83]

jana–Know [that] sukha–the joy sevara–of service [is] ta atula–unparalleled [and] jnana–knowledge abheda nirvane–of static liberation [is] apartha’–useless.’ [83]

Translation:

«‘Know that the joy of service is unparalleled, and knowledge of static liberation is useless.’

সুরভি-বচন শুনিয়া মুনি ।
করযোড় করি’ বলে অমনি ॥৮৪॥

surabhi-vachana suniya muni
kara-yoda kari’ bale amani [84]

suniya–Hearing surabhi-vachana–the words of Surabhi, muni–the sage amani–immediately kara-yoda kari’–joined [his] palms [and] bale–spoke. [84]

Translation:

«Hearing the words of Surabhi, the sage immediately joined his palms and spoke.

‘শ্রীগৌরচরণ ভজিব যবে ।
আমার অদৃষ্ট কোথায় রবে’ ॥৮৫॥

‘sri-gaura-charana bhajiba yabe
amara adrsta kothaya rabe’ [85]

‘yabe–‘When bhajiba–I serve sri-gaura-charana–the feet of Sri Gaura, kothaya–where [will] amara–my adrsta–destiny rabe’–remain?’ [85]

Translation:

«‘When I serve the feet of Sri Gaura, what will become of my destiny?’

সুরভি কহিল সিদ্ধান্তসার ।
‘শ্রীগৌরভজনে নাহি বিচার ॥৮৬॥

surabhi kahila siddhanta-sara
‘sri-gaura-bhajane nahi vichara [86]

surabhi–Surabhi kahila–spoke siddhanta-sara–the ultimate conclusion: ‘nahi–‘There is no vichara–judgement sri-gaura-bhajane–in the service of Sri Gaura. [86]

Translation:

«Surabhi then spoke the ultimate conclusion: ‘There is no judgement in the service of Sri Gaura.

‘শ্রীগৌর’ বলিয়া ডাকিবে যবে ।
সমস্ত করম বিনাশ হবে ॥৮৭॥

‘sri-gaura’ baliya dakibe yabe
samasta karama vinasa habe [87]

yabe–When baliya dakibe–you call out, ‘sri-gaura’–‘Sri Gaura’, samasta karama–all the reactions to your previous actions vinasa habe–will be destroyed. [87]

Translation:

«‘When you call the Name of Sri Gaura, all your karma will be destroyed.

কিছু নাহি রবে বিপাক আর ।
ঘুচিবে তোমার ভবসংসার ॥৮৮॥

kichhu nahi rabe vipaka ara
ghuchibe tomara bhava-samsara [88]

kichhu nahi–No vipaka–reactions rabe–will remain ara–any longer, [and] tomara–your bhava-samsara–attachment to material existence ghuchibe–will disappear. [88]

Translation:

«‘No reactions will remain any longer, and your attachment to material existence will disappear.

কর্ম্ম কেনে একা জ্ঞানের ফল ।
ঘুচিবে সমূলে হয়ে বিকল ॥৮৯॥

karma kene eka jnanera phala
ghuchibe samule haye vikala [89]

kene–Why karma–karma eka–alone? phala–The consequences jnanera–of [your] knowledge ghuchibe–will disappear, vikala haye–being destroyed samule–at the root. [89]

Translation:

«‘And not only your karma, but the consequences of your pursuing liberation will also be eradicated.

তুমি ত মজিবে গৌরাঙ্গরসে ।
ভজিবে তাঁহারে এ দ্বীপে বসে’ ॥৯০॥

tumi ta majibe gauranga-rase
bhajibe ta̐hare e dvipe vase’ [90]

tumi–You ta majibe–will become immersed gauranga-rase–in the ecstasy of Gauranga. bhajibe–You will serve ta̐hare–Him, vase–residing e dvipe’–on this island.’ [90]

Translation:

«‘You will become immersed in the ecstasy of Gauranga, living on this island and serving Him.’

মার্কণ্ডেয় শুনি’ আনন্দে ভাসে ।
‘গৌর’ বলি’ কাঁদে কখন হাসে ॥৯১॥

markandeya suni’ anande bhase
‘gaura’ bali’ ka̐de kakhana hase [91]

suni’–Hearing [this,] markandeya–Markandeya bhase–floated anande–in joy. bali’–He chanted, ‘gaura’–‘Gaura’, ka̐de–cried, [and] kakhana–sometimes hase–laughed. [91]

Translation:

«Hearing this, Markandeya floated in joy. He chanted the Name of Gaura, cried, and sometimes laughed.

এই দেখ জীব অপূর্ব্ব স্থান ।
মার্কণ্ডেয় যথা পাইল প্রাণ» ॥৯২॥

ei dekha jiva apurva sthana
markandeya yatha paila prana» [92]

jiva–Jiva, dekha–see [here] ei–the apurva–wonderful sthana–place yatha–where markandeya–Markandeya paila–received prana»–life.» [92]

Translation:

«Jiva, see here the wonderful place where Markandeya received life.»

গৌরাঙ্গ-মহিমা নিতাই-মুখে ।
শুনি’ জীব ভাসে পরম সুখে ॥৯৩॥

gauranga-mahima nitai-mukhe
suni’ jiva bhase parama sukhe [93]

suni’–Hearing gauranga-mahima–the glories of Gauranga nitai-mukhe–from the mouth of Nitai, jiva–Jiva bhase–floated parama sukhe–in the greatest joy. [93]

Translation:

Hearing the glories of Gauranga from the mouth of Nitai, Jiva floated in the greatest joy.

সে স্থানে সে দিন যাপন করি’ ।
মধ্যদ্বীপে চলে বলিয়া «হরি» ॥৯৪॥

se sthane se dina yapana kari’
madhyadvipe chale baliya «hari» [94]

yapana kari’–They spent se dina–the day se sthane–in that place [and then] chale–went madhyadvipe–to Madhyadwip, baliya–chanting «hari»–«Hari!» [94]

Translation:

They spent the day in that place and then went to Madhyadwip, chanting «Hari!»

নিতাই-জাহ্নবা-চরণ সার ।
জানিয়া ভক্তিবিনোদ ছার ॥৯৫॥

নিতাই-আদেশ মস্তকে ধরে ।
নদীয়া-মহিমা বর্ণন করে ॥৯৬॥

nitai-jahnava-charana sara
janiya bhakti-vinoda chhara [95]

nitai-adesa mastake dhare
nadiya-mahima varnana kare [96]

janiya–Knowing nitai-jahnava-charana–Nitai and Jahnava’s feet [to be] sara–all-in-all, chhara–the fallen bhakti-vinoda–Bhakti Vinod dhare–holds nitai-adesa–the order of Nitai mastake–on [his] head [and] varnana kare–describes nadiya-mahima–the glories of Nadia. [95–96]

Translation:

Knowing Nitai and Jahnava’s feet to be all-in-all, the fallen Bhakti Vinod holds the order of Nitai on his head and describes the glories of Nadia.


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