Eight flowers of Praise for Sri Gaurahari

By Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj

guru-rupa-virajita-nanda-sutam
sutanunnata-kanchana-bhumi-dharam
dharani-jana-tarana-tunga-tarim
bhaja gauraharim bhaja gauraharim [1]

Krsna shines forth in the form of Sri Guru, His beautiful body resembling a lofty golden mountain. He is the grand boat to deliver the people of this earth. Serve Gaurahari! Serve Gaurahari!

vrsabhanu-suta-dyuti-bhava-vrtam
vrta-chitta-nijadbhuta-rupa-madhum
madhu-vibhrama-namada-sasvad-arim
bhaja gauraharim bhaja gauraharim [2]

Enveloped by Srimati Radharani’s heart and halo and absorbed in the sweetness of His own astonishing form, He is ever engaged in distributing the sweet, ecstatic Name. Serve Gaurahari! Serve Gaurahari!

uditakhila-gaurava-gauda-puram
puratojjvala-mangala-murta-rasam
rasanotsava-kirtana-krsna-harim
bhaja gauraharim bhaja gauraharim [3]

He is the fully manifest glory of the land of Gauda, the radiant, golden all-auspicious embodiment of divine rasa, the Lord upon whose tongue there is always a festival of Krsna-kirtan. Serve Gaurahari! Serve Gaurahari!

nija-parsada-darsana-datta-subham
subha-nama-sudha-krta-matta-janam
janatagha-hara-sthita-chitta-darim
bhaja gauraharim bhaja gauraharim [4]

He distributes the good fortune of meeting His associates,maddens the people with the nectar of His Holy Name, and removes the sin present in the cores of people’s hearts. Serve Gaurahari! Serve Gaurahari!

dadatam satatam nija-nama-dhanam
dhana-mana na vai vanitam kavitam
vitaran vraja-bhaktim adatta-charim
bhaja gauraharim bhaja gauraharim [5]

He constantly distributes the wealth of His own Name and devotion free from any interest in wealth, honour, women, and learning—the devotion of Vraja which has never been given before. Serve Gaurahari! Serve Gaurahari!

patitadhama-dina-dayardra-hrdam
hrdayasrita-yachaka-vesa-krtam
krta-vesa-yati-srita-nila-girim
bhaja gauraharim bhaja gauraharim [6]

His heart soft with compassion for the fallen, lowly, and humble, He has become a mendicant sheltered at heart who wears the garb of a sannyasi and resides in Jagannath Puri. Serve Gaurahari! Serve Gaurahari!

sruti-kirttita-purusa-rukma-ruchim
ruchi-raga-nisevana-dana-param
paramartha-purana-vigita-harim
bhaja gauraharim bhaja gauraharim [7]

He is the golden-complexioned Lord glorified in the scriptures dedicated to distributing heartfelt, loving service. He is the Lord sung about in the paramount Purana Srimad Bhagavatam. Serve Gaurahari! Serve Gaurahari!

bahu-nartana-kirtana-matta-karam
karatala-mrdanga-vibhanga-param!
paramadara-pamara-santipurim
bhaja gauraharim bhaja gauraharim [8]

Absorbed in the beat of the mrdanga and kartals, He maddens everyone with His profuse dancing and chanting! He is the supremely worshippable abode of peace for the fallen souls. Serve Gaurahari! Serve Gaurahari!

Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj is the foremost modern exponent of the conception of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu and the school of Srila Rupa Goswami. Subtle and profound yet vivid and practical, his representation of both the broadest and deepest spiritual truths has and continues to fortify and nurture the faith of spiritual aspirants the world over. For more information on Srila Sridhar Maharaj, please visit his biography page.

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