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05 May 2011, 05:00 PM
I found this while digging around on the internet on a totally unrelated subject and though someone else may enjoy it:


It is a list of bhajans with English translation and chords. :)

06 May 2011, 12:13 PM
Thank you for sharing. The person is an invaluable treasure to provide those for online listening.

I generally, when trying to learn the melodies of the Gaudiya Vaishnava lineage, follow the mood and bhava of our SCS Math recordings:


Followed by the song book... in PDF form: http://scsmath.org/trove2/kirttanguide4th.pdf

I love Arunodaya Kirtana, Song II (Jiv Jago) (http://www.vaisnava.com/audio/SCSMath-Daily_Program-06_JivaJagoHQ.mp3):

jīv jāgo, jīv jāgo, gauracānda bole
kota nidrā jāo māyā-piśācīra kole

bhajibo boliyā ese saḿsāra-bhitare
bhuliyā rohile tumi avidyāra bhare

tomāre loite āmi hoinu avatāra
āmi binā bandhu āra ke āche tomāra

enechi auṣadhi māyā nāśibāro lāgi'
hari-nāma mahā-mantra lao tumi māgi'

bhakativinoda prabhu-caraṇe pariyā
sei hari-nāma-mantra loilo māgiyā


1) Lord Gauranga calls, “Wake up, sleeping souls! Wake up, sleeping souls!
You have slept so long in the lap of the witch Maya.

2) “You came into this world saying, ‘O my Lord, I will certainly worship You,’
but having forgotten this promise, you have remained in great ignorance.”

3) “I have descended just to save you.
Other than Myself, who else is your friend?”

4) “I have brought the medicine for destroying the illusion of maya.
Now pray for this hari-nama-maha-mantra and take it.”

5) Thakura Bhaktivinoda fell at the lotus feet of Lord Gauranga,
and after begging for the Holy Name he received that maha-mantra.