Sri Chaitanya-charitamrta: Adi-lila, 5.181-197

by

Srila Krishnadas Kaviraj Goswami


naihati-nikate ‘jhamatapura’ name grama
tanha svapne dekha dila nityananda-rama

Near the town of Naihati, in the village of Jhamatpur, Nityananda Ram appeared to me in a dream.

dandavat haiya ami padinu payete
nija-pada-padma prabhu dila mora mathe

I fell at His feet, offering my obeisance, and He placed His lotus feet upon my head.

‘utha’, ‘utha’ bali’ more bale bara bara
uthi’ tara rupa dekhi’ hainu chamatkara

«Arise! Arise!» He told me again and again. Upon rising, I was astonished to see the beauty of His form.

syama-chikkana kanti, prakanda sarira
saksat kandarpa, yaichhe maha-malla-vira

He had a bright, whitish complexion. He was seven feet tall and had a strong, stout figure like that of a great wrestler. He appeared like Cupid himself.

suvalita hasta, pada, kamala-nayana
patta-vastra sire, patta-vastra paridhana

He had very pleasantly formed arms and legs, and eyes like lotus flowers. He wore silk cloth and a silk turban on His head.

suvarna-kundala karne, svarnangada-vala
payete nupura baje, kanthe puspa-mala

He wore golden earrings on His ears, and golden bangles. His ankle bells tinkled on His feet, and a flower garland hung around His neck.

chandana-lepita-anga, tilaka suthama
matta-gaja jini’ mada-manthara payana

His body was anointed with sandalwood paste, and He was nicely decorated with tilak. His intoxicated movements surpassed those of a mad elephant.

koti-chandra jini’ mukha ujjvala-varana
dadimba-bija-sama danta tambula-charvana

His face was more effulgent than millions of moons, and His teeth resembled pomegranate seeds because of His chewing betel.

preme matta anga dahine-vame dole
‘krsna’ ‘krsna’ baliya gambhira bola bale

His body swayed to and fro, mad with divine love, and He chanted «Krishna, Krishna» in a deep voice.

ranga-yasti haste dole yena matta simha
chari-pase vedi achhe charanete bhrnga
parisada-gane dekhi’ saba gopa-vese
‘krsna’ ‘krsna’ kahe sabe saprema avese

He moved like an intoxicated lion with a strong, knotted bamboo stick in His hand. On all four sides His associates, dressed like cowherd boys, surrounded His feet like a swarm of bees and chanted «Krishna, Krishna», absorbed in divine love.

singa vamsi bajaya keha, keha nache gaya
sevaka yogaya tambula, chamara dhulaya

Some of them played horns and flutes, and others danced and sang. Some of them offered betel nuts, and others waved chamara fans about Him.

nityananda-svarupera dekhiya vaibhava
kiba rupa, guna, lila — alaukika saba

Thus I saw the opulence of Lord Nityananda. His wonderful Form, Qualities, and Pastimes are all transcendental.

anande vihvala ami, kichhu nahi jani
tabe hasi’ prabhu more kahilena vani

I was overwhelmed with joy, not knowing anything else. Then Nityananda smiled and spoke to me as follows.

are are krsnadasa, na karaha bhaya
vrndavane yaha, — taha sarva labhya haya

«O my dear Krishnadas, do not be afraid. Go to Vrndavan. There you will attain all things.»

eta bali’ prerila more hatasani diya
antardhana kaila prabhu nija-gana lana

Saying this, He directed me toward Vrndavan by waving His hand and then disappeared with His associates.

murchchhita ha-iya muni padinu bhumite
svapna-bhanga haila, dekhi, hanachhe prabhate

I fainted and fell to the ground. My dream broke, and when I regained consciousness, I saw that morning had come.

ki dekhinu ki suninu, kariye vichara
prabhu-ajna haila vrndavana yaibara

I considered what I had seen and heard, and concluded that Nityananda Prabhu had ordered me to go to Vrndavan.

sei ksane vrndavane karinu gamana
prabhura krpate sukhe ainu vrndavana

That very second I immediately started for Vrndavan, and by Nityananda Prabhu’s mercy I reached there happily.

jaya jaya nityananda, nityananda-rama
yahara krpate painu vrndavana-dhama

All glory, all glory to Nityananda Ram, by whose mercy I attained shelter in Vrndavan Dham!


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