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Śrīla Narasiṅgha Mahārāja Ārati

(by Swami B.V. Giri)

(1)
jaya jaya gurudeva śrīla narasiṅgha
gaura-rādhā-dāmodara-caraṇera-bhṛṅga

All glories to the auspicious ārati of Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja, who is like a bumblebee at the lotus-feet of Gaura-Rādhā-Dāmodara.

(2)
sarva-deśe pracārile siddhānta prakāś
sei hetu su-nāma hailā jagat-guru dās

You have revealed the siddhānta and preached all over the world, therefore you were give the name ‘Jagat-Guru Dāsa’.

(3)
ājānu lambita bhuja, nayana-sundara
viśāla lalāṭa śobha, rūpa-manohara

You have long arms, beautiful eyes, a broad forehead and an enchanting form.

(4)
tridaṇḍa, tulasī-mālā, kaṣāya-vasana
śobhita sudīrgha-sūtra, tilaka bhūṣaṇa

You are decorated with a tridaṇḍa, tulasī-mālā, saffron cloth, a beautiful long thread and tilaka.

(5)
bhakati-gaurava-dana rāg-paṭha-pūjāna
śrīla svāmī, śrīdhar, purī nirdeśa sthāpana

You give proper respect to the process of bhakti and worship the path of rāga. You establish the teachings of your gurus, Śrīla A.C. Bhaktivedānta Svāmī Prabhupāda, Śrīla Śrīdhara Deva Gosvāmī Mahārāja and Śrīla Bhakti Pramoda Purī Gosvāmī.

(6)
rūpa-vinod-sarasvatī-siddhānta prakāś
tamo-hanta, ku-siddhānta-kalaṅka vināś

You reveal the philosophy of Śrī Rūpa Gosvāmī, Ṭhākura Bhaktivinoda and Sarasvatī Ṭhākura. You remove ignorance and destroy the pollution of bogus philosophies.

(7)
sthira, dhīra, su-gambhīra, atyanta-udāra
pāṣaṇḍa-gajaika-siṅgha, divya-jñāna-dhara

You are steady, sober, most deep and very magnanimous. You are like a lion who subdues the elephantine atheists, and you distribute divine knowledge.

(8)
madhu-raser rūpānuga-bhajana aśray
gaura-vāṇi pracārite tomā sama nāi

You have taken shelter of the sweet rasa of rūpānuga-bhajana. Indeed, there is nobody that preaches the message of Śrī Gaura like you.

(9)
vṛndāvane sevā-kuñje prabhupāder pāś
śrī rādhā-govinda-divya-līlāra-vilās

In Sevā-kuñja in Vṛndāvana, you remain close to Śrīla Prabhupāda, where you both sport in the eternal divine pastimes of Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Govinda.

(10)
kṛpa kara aparādha kariya marjana
tava pāda-padme tomār dāser nivedana

Be merciful unto me and kindly forgive my offences. This is the prayer of your servant at your lotus feet.

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