MADHU BINDAVAH

IN THE ECSTASY OF SANKIRTAN

Srila Prabodhananda Saraswati Thakur’s vision of the Pancha Tattva.

By Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu leads Sri Hari-nam-sankirtan in Sri Nabadwip Dham

 

Srila Prabodhananda Saraswati Thakur composed the book Sri Radha-rasa-sudha-nidhi. In that book, as an introduction, he first glorified Mahaprabhu and the Pancha Tattva with a pranam mantra. I have not read the book in full. Prabodhananda Saraswati explains the Pastimes of Radha-Krishna in Radha-rasa-sudha-nidhi, but he starts with a pranam mantra to the Pancha Tattva.

nindantam pulakotkarena vikasan-nipa-prasuna-chchhavim
prordhvi-krtya-bhuja-dvayam hari harity uchchair vadantam muhuh
nrtyantam drutam asru-nirjhara-chayaih sinchantam urvi-talam
gayantam nija-parsadaih parivrtam sri-gaura-chandram numah

This verse. Iskcon made a picture of Mahaprabhu and the Pancha Tattva going in a dancing mood. It is very nice. That verse is manifested within that picture exactly. I think that one lady made that picture. It is done very perfectly.

nindantam pulakotkarena vikasan-nipa-prasuna-chchhavim

Mahaprabhu is intoxicated with Radha-rasa-sudha, and through that His whole body has become like a kadamba flower. Every hair on His body is standing on end and it looks like a kadamba flower has manifested. His hand is up, showing towards Goloka Vrndavan, prordhvi-krtya-bhuja-dvayam, and as He is walking He is always chanting, “Hari, Hari, Hari, Hari, Haribol, Hari, Hari, Haribol”. Uchchair vadantam muhuh means continuously, “Bolo Hari, Hari Hari, Haribol”, like that.

prordhvi-krtya-bhuja-dvayam hari harity uchchair vadantam muhuh

and,

nrtyantam drutam asru-nirjhara-chayaih sinchantam urvi-talam

When He is dancing, tears are continuously falling down on the earth, and the earth is becoming wet. Nrtyantam drutam asru-nirjhara-chayaih: the tears are falling down from His eyes and making the earth wet. Sinchantam urvi-talam: urvi-tala means the earth.

Gayantam nija-parsadaih parivrtam: around Him are all His associates, Nityananda Prabhu, Gadadhar Pandit, Advaita Prabhu, Srinivas Thakur, Thakur Haridas, Mukunda, Murari Gupta—many of His associates. They are also going with him.

Sri-Gaura-chandram numah: we bow down to the lotus feet that Gaurachandra.

Then Prabodhananda Saraswati started Radha-rasa-sudha-nidhi.

Source

Spoken on Radhastami day in September 2000.

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj is the foremost modern representative of the teachings of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Both definitive and progressive, his exemplary life, practice, and teachings brilliantly illuminate the path of divine love. For more information on Srila Govinda Maharaj, please visit his biography page.
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