Krsna Das
17 February 2010, 03:44 AM
Please accept my dandavat pranamas, everybody !

This is the thread for bhajans. All are invited to post the bhajans related to Vaishnava faith (bhajans in praise of Krsna, Visnu, Radha or Sri rama etc). If required, please also post the meanings of the verses.

Bhajan # 1

Composed by : Mira Bai
Language : Braj

(in praise of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu)

(1) ab to hari nam dhun lo lagi, sadho !
saba jaga bolata makhan chora, nam dharo vairagi !

(2) kaha chadi vahu mohan murali ?
kaha chadi saba gopi ?
mora mundayi gora kati bandhi,
mane na mani gopi !

(3) mata yasomati makhan choran
bandhi jaki b aha,
syama kisor bhaye nava gora,
caitanya jako nam!

(4) pitambar ko bhava dikhavai,
kati kaupina base,
gore krsna ki dasi mira,
jasa na krsna bane na bane !

ab to hari nam dhun lo lagi !


1) O pious souls! Now, my consciousness is absorbed into the Divine vibration of the Names of my Hari! I surrender myself to His Holy Name! The entire world addresses Him as the 'Butter Thief'. But now, same Krsna has appeared in the form of a Sanyasi (Bairagi).

2) O my dearest Mohan ( Enchanter, Krishna)! Why have You discarded Your intimate companion, (Priya-Sakhi)- the Divine Flute? And why have You renounced all Your eternal Sweethearts, Gopis?

You appear now with shaven head and ochre cloth at Your waist! But this clever Gopi uncovers Your disguise and doesn't care to conceal it!
(for Lord reveals himself only to his devotees, not to the athiests disguised as devotees)

3) Now it seems like Mother Yasoda has tied up the both arms of Butter Thief! Alas, no more mischievous tricks!

My Dark Beloved has now reappeared as the newly fresh Golden complexioned Lord, Whose blessed Name is 'Caitanya'!

4) Though clad Himself in skimpy rags, His Pitambara (Yellow Divine Attire) as well as His inner most Divine Love Sentiments are revealed to me.

Now Mirabai is the maid-servant of the Golden Krishna Caitanya, whether the Glory of My Krishna is recognized by all or not! (Everybody cannot realize Mahaprabhu as Krsna, for that requires devotion in one's heart)

Mohini Shakti Devi
17 February 2010, 06:17 PM
This is one of my favorite bhajans: Bhoga Arotik

See George Harrison sing with Hare Krsnas:


Bhoga arotika
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura (http://kksongs.org/authors/list/bhaktivinoda.html)
Language: Bengali (http://kksongs.org/language/list/bengali.html)

bhaja bhakata-vatsala śrī-gaurahari
śrī-gaurahari sohi goṣṭha-bihārī
1) Just worship Sri Gaurahari, who is always affectionate toward His devotees. He is the same Supreme Godhead, Krsna, who sported in the cowherd pastures of Vraja and stole the hearts of Nanda and Yasoda.

belā ho'lo dāmodara āisa ekhano
bhoga-mandire bosi' koraho bhojana
2) Mother Yasoda calls to Krsna, "My dear Damodara, it is very late. Please come right now, sit down in the dining hall, and take Your lunch."

nandera nideśe baise giri-bara-dhārī
baladeva-saha sakhā baise sāri sāri
3) On the direction of Nanda Maharaja, Krsna, the holder of Govardhana Hill, sits down, and then all the cowherd boys, along with Krsna's elder brother, Sri Baladeva, sit down in rows to take their lunch.

śuktā-śākādi bhāji nālitā kuṣmāṇḍa
dāli dālnā dugdha-tumbī dadhi mocā-khaṇḍa
4) They are then served a feast of sukta and various kinds of green leafy vegetables, then nice fried things, and a salad made of the green leaves of the jute plant. They are also served pumpkin, baskets of fruit, small square cakes made of lentils and cooked down milk, then thick yogurt, squash cooked in milk, and vegetable preparations made from the tower of the banana tree.

mudga-borā māṣa-borā roṭikā ghṛtānna
śaṣkulī piṣṭaka khīr puli pāyasānna
5) Then they receive fried squares of mung dahl patties, and urad dahl patties, capatis, and rice with ghee. Next, sweets made with milk, sugar and sesamum, rice flour cakes; thick cooked-down milk; cakes floating in milk; and sweet rice.

karpūra amṛta-keli rambhā khīra-sāra
amṛta rasālā, amla dwādaśa prakāra
6) There is also sweet rice that tastes just like nectar due to its being mixed with camphor. There are bananas, and cheese which is nectarean and delicious. They are also served twelve kinds of sour preparations made with tamarinds, limes, lemons, oranges, and pomegranates.

luci cini sarpurī lāḍḍu rasābalī
bhojana korena kṛṣṇa ho'ye kutūhalī
7) There are puns made with white flour and sugar; puns filled with cream; laddus; and dahl patties boiled in sugared rice. Krsna eagerly eats all of the food.

rādhikāra pakka anna vividha byañjana
parama ānande kṛṣṇa korena bhojana
8) In great ecstasy and joy Krsna eats the rice, curried vegetables, sweets, and pastries cooked by Srimati Radharani.

chale-bale lāḍḍu khāy śrī-madhumańgala
bagala bājāy āra deya hari-bolo
9) Krsna's funny brahmana friend Madhumangala, who is very fond of Laddus, gets them by hook or by crook. Eating the laddus he shouts, "Haribol! Haribol!~' and makes a funny sound by swapping his sides under his armpits with his hands.

rādhikādi gaṇe heri' nayanera koṇe
tṛpta ho'ye khāy kṛṣṇa jaśodā-bhavane
10) Beholding Radharani and Her gopifriends out of the courters of His eyes, Krsna eats at the house of mother Yasoda with great satisfaction.

bhojanānte piye kṛṣṇa subāsita bāri
sabe mukha prakhāloy ho'ye sāri sāri
11) After lunch, Krsna drinks rose-scented water. Then all of the boys, standing in lines, wash their mouths.

hasta-mukha prakhāliyā jata sakhā-gaṇe
ānande biśrāma kore baladeva-sane
12) After all the cowherd boys wash their hands and mouths, in great bliss they take rest with Lord Balarama.

jambula rasāla āne tāmbūla-masālā
tāhā kheye kṛṣṇa-candra sukhe nidrā gelā
13) The two cowherd boys Jambula and Rasala then bring Krsna pan made with betel nuts, fancy spices, and catechu. After eating that pin, Sri Krsnacandra then happily goes to sleep.

biśālākha śikhi-puccha-cāmara ḍhulāya
apūrba śayyāya kṛṣṇa sukhe nidrā jāya.
14) While Krsna happily takes His rest on an excellent bedstead, His servant Visalaksa cools Him with a fan of peacock feathers.

jaśomatī-ājñā pe'ye dhaniṣṭhā-ānīto
śrī-kṛṣṇa-prasāda rādhā bhuñje ho'ye prīto
(15) At mother Yasoda's request the gopi Dhanistha brings remnants of food left on Krsna's plate to Srimati Radharani, who eats them with great delight

lalitādi sakhī-gaṇa avaśeṣa pāya
mane mane sukhe rādhā-kṛṣṇa-guṇa gāya
(16) Lalita-devi and the other gopis then receive the remnants, and within their hearts they sing the glories of Radharani and Krsna with great joy.

hari-līlā ek-mātra jāhāra pramoda
bhogārati gāy ṭhākur bhakativinoda
(17) Thakura Bhaktivinoda, whose one and only Joy is the pastimes of Lord Hari, sings this Bhoga-arati song

Remarks/ Extra Information:
This is the Bhoga Arotik which was greatly popularized by the 1970 album “The Radha Krsna Temple” produced by the late George Harrison.



17 February 2010, 10:03 PM
Raghupati Raaghava Raja Ram

Raghupati Raghav Rajaram
Patit Paavana Sitaram

Rama, the Lord of heavens
Blessed is thy name

Sitaram Jai Sitaram
Bhaj pyare tu Sitaram

Raghupati Raghav..........

Victory to you Ram
The husband of Sita
Oh so lovable, joyous
It is to worship thee...

Ishwar Allah Tere Naam
Sabko sanmati dey Bhagwan

Raghupati Raghav........

Some of us call you as Shiva
and some others as Allah
but we beg you Lord
that you bless us all...

Jai Raghunandan, Jai Siyaa Ram,
Jaanaki Vallabh Sitaram.

Raghupati Raghav........

This bhajan is sung differently at the temple that I go to. There are more verses but I can't find that version online. The second verse goes

Ram Lakshman Janaki
Jai bolo Hanuman ki
Ishwar Allah tere nam
Sabko sanmati de Bhagavan

Krsna Das
18 February 2010, 01:31 AM
Radhe !

Hari Nam Sankirtan is the yuga-dharma of this kali yuga.

Thanks to Mohini Sakti Mataji and Scott malaysia for such nice bhajans.

Mataji, I have read this bhajan by Srila Bhakti Vinoda thakura many times and I always wonder about the kind of foods could these be. Definately they are bengali foods - I dont see these being cooked here, atleast in my punjabi family. I hope i will taste such kind of prasadam this time when I visit Sri Nobodwipa Dham.

All others are also requested to post bhajans, so this will work as a repository of bhajans. So if any body feels like offering a bhajan to Krsna's seva, they can post it here.

Radhe !

19 February 2010, 07:21 PM

My favourite GV Bhajan by Bhakti Vinod Thakur

Can be downloaded from here I think

I haven't tried this link , but cannot upload my MP3 , its too big zipped.

On You Tube

He GopAl RAdhA Krshna , Govinda Govinda

[ Krshna ] Govinda Govinda Gopal Nandalal
Govinda Govinda GopAl NandalAl

He GopAl NandalAl (repeat)

Amal Hari na ameya vilas
Vipina Purandar naveena nagara vara
Bansi vadAna suvAs
Gopi paranadhana Madana Manohar
KAliya ramana vidhAna
Brajajana pAlana asur kul nAshana
Govinda MAdhava navaneet kAshkara
Sundar NandaGopal
Shri RAdhAA Vallabha Vrndavana natavara
BhaktiVinod Acharya

RAs rasika kita moya
Shri Radha Vallabha Vrndavana natavara
BhaktiVinod Acharya

Sundar NandaGopal

[Krshna] Govinda Govinda Gopal Nandalal ........


Rough loose translation ( please correct anything I translate wrong ) :

[Singing glories of and calling ] GopAl , cowherd, Govinda, son of Nanda
Who is Hari
the most attractive citizen in this town
Plays the flute,
Wealth of , and most attractive to the minds of, the cowherdesses
Who danced/played on the hoods of the poisonous snake KAliyA
Protector of the people of Braj (Vrndavan & vicinity) , destroyer of demons
Govinda = source of pleasure - to cows and us
Madhava = Husband of Goddess Lakshmi, beautiful like spring
That Beautiful cowherd at Nanda's (Nanda's son)
Lover of Shri RAdhA, the actor-husband of Vrndavan (all gopis)
(nat-var because He acts , pretends , makes innocent face, uses sweet words to deceive the gopis)

He Gopaa S S al ...

This beautiful bhajan is by BhaktiVinod Acharya

19 February 2010, 08:03 PM
Song Name: Vibhavari Sesa
Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura
Book Name: Kalyana Kalpataru
Language: Bengali


vibhāvarī śeṣa, āloka-praveśa,
nidrā chāri' uṭho jīva
bolo hari hari, mukunda murāri,
rāma kṛṣṇa hayagrīva..........

FULL LYRICS : http://kksongs.org/songs/v/vibhavarisesa.html

On You Tube

Krsna Das
20 February 2010, 06:20 PM
Thanks to smaranam ji for posdting these bhajans.

The first one you have posted is actually arati sung during noon time in my gaudiya math and the other one "vibhavari sesa" is song sung during 04:00-04:30 in the morning and then "mangal sri guru gaur mangal murati" is the mangal arati sung here.

In ISKCON mangal arati is "samsar davanal ".....

radhe !

Krsna Das
20 February 2010, 08:17 PM
I will also post some bhajans. For now, I am pasting this simple two line bhajan which is very simple to learn and remember, and yes, very ecstatic as well:

भजो गौरंगो कहो गौरंगो लोह गौरंगेर नाम रे !
जेई जन गौरांग भजे , शेई होए अमार प्राण रे !
Bhajo Gaurango, Kaho Gaourango, Laho Gaurangera Naam re !
Jei jana Gorango Bhaje, Sei hoye amara praan re !

The language is bengali and the kirtan tune is ananada-mayi to a Jiva's soul. You can hear this kirtan here:

[ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oI3Vt6aJcNA ]

I hope everybody understands the meaning. :) iIt's very simple.

Radhe !

Krsna Das
07 March 2010, 01:43 AM

boro sukher khabor gāi
surabhi-kujete nāmer hāṭ khuleche khoda nitāi
cM+ lq[ksj [kcj xkbZA
lqjfHk&dqtsrs ukesj gkV [kqysNs [kksn&furkbAA


boro mojār kathā tāy

śraddhā-mūlye śuddha-nāma sei hāṭete bikāy

cM+ etkj dFkk rk;A
Jk ewY;s 'kquke lsb gkVsrs fcdk;AA


jata bhakta-bṛnda basi

adhikārī dekhe nāma becche daro kasi

;r Hko`Un cflA
vfkdkjh ns[ks* uke ospNs nj df"kAA


jadi nāma kinbe, bhāi

āmār sańge calo, mahājaner kāche jāi
;fn uke fducs HkkbZA
आमार संगे चलो महाजनेर काछे जाई


tumi kinbe kṛṣṇa-nāma

dasturi loibo āmi, pūrṇa habe kāma

rqfe fducs ".kukeA
nLrqfj ybZc vkfe] iw.kZ g*cs dkeAA


boro doyāl nityānanda

śraddhā-mātra loye den parama-ānanda

cM+ n;ky fuR;kuUnA
Jkek= y;s nsu ije vkuUnAA


ek-bār dekhle cakṣe jal

gaura bole nitāi den sakala sambal

cM+ n;ky fuR;kuUnA
Jkek= y;s nsu ije vkuUnAA


den śuddha kṛṣṇa-śikṣā

jāti, dhana, vidyā, bala nā kore apekṣā

nsu 'kq ".k&f'k{kkA
tkfr] ku] fo|kcy uk djs vis{kkAA


amani chāḍe māyā-jāl

gṛhe thāko, bane thāko, nā thāke jajāl

vefu NkM+s ek;ktkyA
x`gs Fkkds] ous Fkkds] uk Fkkds ttkyAA


ār nāiko kalir bhoy

ācaṇḍāle den nāma nitāi doyāmoy

vkj ukbdks dfyj Hk;A
vkp.M+kys nsu uke furkb n;ke;AA


bhaktivinoda ḍāki koy

nitāi-caraṇa binā ār nāhi āśroy

Hkdfrfouksn Mkfd* d;A
furkbpknsj pj.k fcuk vkj ukfg vkJ;AA

1) I am singing news of great happy tidings. Lord Nityananda Himself has opened a market-place of the Holy Name in Surabhi-Kunja.
Jhy Hkffouksn Bkdqjth lHkhdks vkku djrs gq, dg jgs gSa fd eSa cM+s lq[kdk lekpkj lHkhdks lquk jgk gw fd Lo;a JhfuR;kuUn izHkqus lqjHkh dqatesa ukedk cktkj
[kksy fn;k gSA

2) The news of its great results is that He is selling the pure Holy Name in that market-place for the price of only one's faith.
mlls Hkh vfkd vkuUndh ckr ;g gS fd os dsoy ek= Jk:ih ewY;dks ysdj ukedks csp jgs gSaA

3) Lord Nityananda, the proprietor of the market, seeing all the devotees become attracted, is selling them the Holy Name after bargaining with them.
ftrus Hkh Hko`Un vkrs gaS]muesals os vfkdkjh ns[kdj nke c<+krs gq, uke csp jgs gSaA

4) O brother, if you want to buy the Holy Name, then go with me. We must go to the presence of that great soul, Nityananda.
gs HkkbZ! ;fn uke [kjhnusdh bPNk gS]rks esjs lkFk pyks] rqEgsa egktuds ikl ys tkšA

5) You will buy the name of Krsna, I will take my commission and all of our desires will be fulfilled.
;fn rqe ".kuke [kjhnuk pkgrs gks] rks eSa mlesa nLrqjh (Commission)
ywxk] ftlls esjh vfHkyk"kk Hkh iw.kZ gks tk;sxh vFkkZr~ esjk Hkh mkj gks tk;sxkA

6) Lord Nityananda is greatly merciful. Taking only one's faith, He gives the highest ecstasy.
JhfuR;kuUn izHkq cM+s n;kyq gSa] dsoy Jk ysdj gh ije vkuUne; izsedks iznku djrs gSaA

7) If Nitai sees only once tears in the eyes while chanting the name "Gaura", then He gives all resources to that person.
;fn os fdlhdh vk[kksals ,dckj Hkh vJq cgrs gq, ns[k ysrs gSa] rks xkSj dgdj lEiw.kZ izse&ku mls iznku dj nsrs gSaA

8) He gives the pure teachings of Krsna to everyone and does not care for one's birth, wealth, knowledge and strength.
os tkfr] ku] fo|kdk cy] ikS#"k bR;kfn dh vis{kk ugha djds 'kq :ils ".k&fo"k;d f'k{kk iznku djrs gSa] ftlls ek;k:ih tky Hkh nwj pyk tkrk gSA

9) Now, giving up the illusory snare of Maya, either remain in household life or in the forest as a sannyasi for no more troubles remain.
fQj dksbZ ?kjesa jgs vFkok ouesa jgs mls fdlh izdkjdh dksbZ vlqfokk ugha gksrh] ;gk rd fd dfydk Hkh dksbZ Hk; ugha jgrkA

10) There is no more fear of the age of Kali. The merciful Nityananda gives the Holy Name to even the candalas.
11) Bhaktivinoda calls out "Except for the lotus feet of Lord Nityananda there is no other shelter!"

;gk rd fd dfydk Hkh dksbZ Hk; ugha jgrkA tks fuR;kuUn izHkq vkp.Mky
vFkkZr~ p.Mky lfgr lHkhdks uke iznku djds mudk mkj djrs gSa] ,sls n;ke; JhfuR;kuUn izHkqds pj.k fcuk esjk nwljk dksbZ vkJ; ugha gSA

Listen to this song here:


09 March 2010, 12:25 AM
check out this nice gaudiya vaishnav bhajan . it might not be in use at iskcon , but the essential bhava remains the same . i have provided the bengali words(in red) and its english equivalents .

enjoy ..


golok-ey gopon-ey chilo dhara majhe ke anilo ?
it was kept secret at goloka , who brought it in middle of earth ?

Gokul-ey-te eneche naam haribol haribol
the name has been brought in gokul

gaur nitai eneche naam haribol haribol
gaur nitai has brought the holy name .......

ore nadia-te eseche naam haribol haribol
the name has come to nadia......

mahaprabhu-r mukh-er bol haribol haribol
the sound of mahaprabhu's mouth -haribol haribol

prem-anande bahu tule haribol haribol
in premananda with hand raised say haribol.......

rasana- te bosey ache haribol haribol
sitting within your mouth -- haribol........

gonaa din to phuriye jabe haribol haribol
you limited days shall end ...........

jivan pradeep nibhe jabe haribol haribol
the lamp of life will blow out ........

o mann ! siyare shaman daraye haribol haribol
o mind! death's standing at you head .......

ei harinaam aabaar bol haribol haribol
say this harinaam once again........

iha-kaal er samval haribol haribol
the only hope in this life ......

para-kaal er samval haribol haribol
the only hope in the life after ......

bhava parer samval haribol haribol
the only hope to cross the material existence.....

premaanande neche neche haribol haribol
dance in ecstasy and say haribol......

jivane morone bol haribol haribol
in life and in death sing hribol .........

sukh-ey dukh-ey shok-ey taap-ey haribol haribol
in happiness , sadness , sorrow or suferings say haribol.......

kay mana vakya-ey bolo haribol haribol
in body mind and speech say hribol........

deha mana prane bol haribol haribol
witin your body heart and mind say haribol.....

jivan-er sokol kaaje haribol haribol
in every work you do say haribol ........

anand-ey kirtan-ey bolo haribol haribol
in bliss with kirtan say haribol.......

bhava prem-ey bhakti kore haribol haribol
in bhava , prema and with bhakti sing haribol...

narad japa-en vina yantra-ey haribol haribol
narada muni chants in vina haribol.........

brahma japa-en chatur-mukh-ey haribol haribol
brahma chants with four mouths........

panchaanan gai pancha-mukh-ey haribol haribol
shiva chants with five mouths haribol........

premanande gao harinaam haribol haribol
in premananda sing again haribol.....

premaanande neche neche haribol haribol
dance in ecstasy and sing .........

ekbar prem-anande bahu tule haribol haribol
for once ! raise your arms and sing haribol.....

ekbar ! vadana bhoriya bolo haribol haribol
for once ! fill you mouth with the nectar of holy name ........

ekbar ! vadana bhoriya bolo haribol haribol
for once ! fill your mouth with the holy name.......

haribol haribol haribol haribol.....................