Sri Sarvabhouma Shatakam

All Gour-bhaktas are well-aware that Sri Sri Krishna-Chaitanya Mahāprabhu had revealed his six-handed form to Srila Vāsudev Sārvabhouma Bhattāchārya in Sri Purushottam Kshetra. Sri Chaitanya-Bhāgabat says –
“apurba shadabhujmurti koti surjyamoy, Dekhi murchhā gelo sārbabhouma mahāshay.”
Meaning – “The Lord revealed his six-handed form that was brilliant like ten million suns. When Sārvabhouma Mahāshay saw this form, he fell unconscious.”

Sri Chaitanya-Charitāmrita says –
“dekhi sārbabhouma dandabat kori, punah uthi stab kore dui kor juri.
Prabhur kripāy tānr sfurilo sob tattvas, nām Prem dān ādi borner mahatta.
Shata shlok koilo ek danda nā jāite, brihaspati toichhe shlok nā pare barnite.”

Meaning – “When Sārvabhouma saw the immensely effulgent form of the Lord, he paid obeisance. Then he got up, and joining his palms, he glorified the Lord. By the mercy of the Lord, all Tattva, such as the Holy Name and Divine Love became instantly clear to him. In a trice he composed one hundred verses. They were so beautiful that even Brihaspati cannot compose anything equal to them.”

This Gourānga-stotra that contains one hundred verses is called “Sārvabhouma Shatakam”. This name was given by Sri Gourānga Mahāprabhu himself. We find this in Sri Chaitanya Bhāgabat – the Lord said with his holy lips – to Sārvabhouma Bhattāchārya –
“shata shlok kori tumi je koile staban, je jon koribe ihā shraban pathan,
Āmāte tāhār Bhakti hoibe nishchoy, Sārbabhouma-Shatak je heno kirti roy.”

Meaning – “Whosoever hears or reads these hundred verses composed by you will definitely obtain my Bhakti ! May Sārvabhouma-shatak remain forever glorious !”

Now this stotra has become famous by the name ‘sri Chaitanya-shatak’. However we are presenting it by the name given by our Beloved sri Gourachandra, that is, “Sri Sārbabhouma-Shatatakam”.

Although this book is small, its impact is huge. Sometimes Tiny gems cost more, and an atom of Mahaprasād can shower enormous mercy in our lives.

shravana yugala-lolat kuntal-hāra-vakshāh,

sfuratu hridaya-madhye gourachandro natendrah.” 61.

Meaning –   Sri Gourachandra’s lustrous hair is tied with various gem-studded garlands, His smooth and wide forehead is adorned with chandan-tilak, His thick wavy locks are swaying seductively, His ears don makar-kundal, and a gold necklace is oscillating on the expanse of His chest. May That Divine Lover-boy, the Chief of Dancers reveal Himself in my heart ! 61.

“yadavadhi harināma prādurāsit prithivyām,

tadavadhi khalu lokā vaishnavāh sarvatrate.

tilaka vimala-mālā nāma-yuktā pavitrā,

hari hari kali-madhye evam-evam vabhuva.” 62.

Meaning –  Ever since Sri Harinām Prabhu has appeared in this world, everyone has become a Vasihanv. Mankind has become pure by donning tilak and taking up Harinām-beads. Hari ! Hari ! May such surprising incident occur again and again in this Kaliyug ! 62.

“jive purna dayā yatah karunayā h aha ravai prārthanām,

he he krishna kripānidhe ! bhava mahādāvāgni dagdhān janān.

trāhi trāhi mahāprabho ! swa-kripayā bhaktim nijām dehyam,

naivam gourahareh sadā prakurute dinaika-nāthh prabhuh.” 63.

Meaning –  Sri Gourachandra is manifesting absolute kripā for the Kaliyug-afflicted beings. He is praying in all earnestness, “O Krishna ! O Ocean of mercy ! Please protect all these jivas who are burning in this enormous fire of the material world ! O Mahaprabhu ! Please have mercy on them and give them your secret treasure called Prem-Bhakti.” Sri Gourahari Shachinandan, is the only shelter of the miserable, the only Patita-pāvan who can pray in this manner. 63.

“vishanna chittān kali-pāpa bheetān,

samvikshya gouro harināma mantram.

swayam dadou bhaktajanān samādishet,

kurusva sankirtana-nritya vādyān.” 64.

Meaning –  When Sri Shachinandan Gourahari saw the immense misery of the   Kaliyug-afflicted beings, and how  they  were frightened and steeped in sin, He directly gave the Harinām Mahamantra, and then He taught His devotees to sing, dance and how to play the musical instruments  accompanying the  Harinām sankirtan. 64.

“harer-murtim suru-pāngām tribhanga madhura-ākritim,

iti gouro vaded-bhaktān sthāpayaswa grihe grihe.”  65.

Meaning –  Sri Gourāngasundar is telling His surrendered devotees, “You install  beautiful Sri Krishna Deities in extremely sweet tribhanga pose, in each and every home and spread His worship.”. 65.

“sushona-padma-patrākshah subimba-adhara-pallavaih,

sunāsā puta-lālitya gourachandram namastute” . 66.

Meaning –  Sri Gourachandra’s eyes are beautiful like the pink lotus, His bimba like lips are extremely captivating, His nose is exceptionally sweet – I pay obeisance to That gorgeous and exquisite Sri Gourachandra. 66. Read the rest of this entry »

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“lokān samastān kalidurga vāridher-

nāmnā samuttārya swatah samarpitam.

sri gourachandrair hari vaishvanām

nāmnashcha tattvam kathitam jane jane.” 46.

Meaning –   We, the Klaiyug-afflicted beings, are sunk in the depths of terrific material ocean and are caught in the throes of a dangerous vortex. Sri Gourachandra has voluntarily gifted the nectarine Harinām to us  and delivered us from this miserable state. He has explained the glory of the Holy Name and Vaishnav-qualities very nicely to each of us. 46.

 

“yāvanta vaishnavāloke paritrānasya hetave,

ratanti prabhunādishtā deshe deshe grihe grihe”. 47.

Meaning –  By the order of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahāprabhu, his surrendered devotees are wandering from place to place, house to house, preaching the nectarine  Harinām. In this manner they are delivering people suffering in Kaliyug. 47.

 

“jagat-bandhor-jagat-kartā jagatām trāna hetave,

yatra tatra harehsevā kirtane sthāpite sukhe.” 48.

Meaning –  Sri Gourachandra is the Friend and Master of the world. He has established the sevā of Sri Hari and started the Sankirtan yagnya in many palces. 48.

 

“gourāngah prema-murtir-jagati yad-avadhiprema-dānam karoti,

pāpi tāpi surāpi nikhila-jana-dhana-sthāpya-hāri kritaghnah.

sarvān dharmān swakiyān vishamiva vishayam samprityajya krishnam,

gāyantyuchchaihpramattāstadavadhi vikalāh premasindhou vimagnāh. 49.

Meaning –  Ever since Sri Gourānga Mahāprabhu, Who is Prem Personified, has been dispensing Prem, the sinful, miserable, alcoholics, ungrateful and thieves – all have discarded their evil deeds and material desires. Now they have taken to singing the holy Name loudly; they are absorbed in blissful Prem and are immersed in the ocean of joy. 49.

 

“yeshām kasmin kaliyugenābhunnistāro bahu-janmani,

kaloute te sukhe magnā nāma-gāna prasādatah” . 50.

Meaning –  All those who were extremely sinful, and they had no chance of being saved in countless lifetimes in any of the yugas – now, due to the Harinām-sankirtan-prasādam distributed by Gourachandra – they are immersed in the Ocean of Joy. 50.

 

“harernāmnā prasādena nistaret pātakee janah,

upadeshtā swayam krishna-chaitanyo jagadeeshwarah.” 51.

Meaning –  Sri Gourachandra has showered  Harinām-sankirtan-prasād on us. By the mercy of the Sankirtan Movement even the most sinful beings have been delivered. Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahāprabhu Who is the Controller of all beings, and the controller of all the universes, is Himself their Instructor. 51.

 

“akhila bhuvana-bandhur-nāmā-dātā kripāluh,

kashita kanaka-varnahsarva-mādhurya-poornah,

ati sumadhura-hāsah snigdha-drik prema-bhāsah,

sfuratuh hridaya-madhye goura-chandra natendra.” 52.

Meaning –  Sri Gourachandra is the friend of all. He is the most munificent of all because he has gifted the Holy Name. His brilliant golden mesmerizing form is marvelous. Every part of His body oozes sweetness. The smile on His handsome face is extremely sweet. The look in His lotus-eyes is extremely serene, and His speech is sweet and loving. May That Divine Lover-boy, the  Chief of Dancers  reveal Himself in my heart ! 52.

 

“ati madhura charitrah Krishna-nāmaika mantro,

bhuvana-vidita sarva-prema-dātā nitāntah.

vipula pulaka-dhāri chittahari janānām

sfuratu hridayamdhye gourachandro natendrah”. 53.

Meaning –  Sri Gourachandra’s nature is extremely sweet ! Krishna-Nām is His only Mahāmantra. The entire universe knows that He is the only dispenser of Prem. His beautiful body is full of goose bumps. He is all-captivating. May That Divine Lover-boy, the Chief of Dancers reveal Himself in my heart ! 53 Read the rest of this entry »

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“kimāshcharyam kimāshcharyam kalou jāte shachi-sute,

stree bāla jada-murkhādyāh sarve nāma-parāyanāh.” 33.

Meaning –  It is most astonishing that when Shachinandan Gourahari descended in Sridhām Nabadweep, everybody – including the children and the aged, the non-moving and the foolish – all were immersed in Harinām. 33.

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“chaitanya-charanāmbhoje yasyāsti preetirachyutā,

vrindātavi-shayo, stasya bhaktisyāchchhata janmani” . 17.

Meaning –  The one who has unwavering love for the lotus feet of Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahāprabhu, is a fortunate soul, and he will be devoted to the lotus feet of Sri Rādhā-Vrindāvanvihari for very many lifetimes.

 

yathā rādhā-pādāmbhoje bhaktih-syāt prema-lakshanā,

tathaiva krishna-chaitanye vardhate madhurā ratih”. 18.

Meaning –  “If we have true loving devotion for the lotus feet of Srimati Raadhaaraani, then our sweet passion for Sri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaaprabhu will increase each moment[1].” 18.

 

“kanaka mukura-kāntim chāru-vaktrāravindam,

madhura mukura hāsyam pakwa-vimbādhara-oshtham.

suvalita lalitāngam kambu-kantham natendram,

tribhuvana kamaneeyam gourachandram prapadye” 19.

Meaning –  My Beloved Gourachandra’s resplendent lotus like face is further beautified with sweet smiles. His lips are like ripe bimba[2] fruits and his neck is like a conch-shell. He is so graceful, and every part of his strong well-proportioned body is gorgeous. He is so handsome that all three worlds desire him ! I pay obeisance to that exquisitely beautiful Sri Gourachandra. 19.

 

“sudeergha sumanoharam madhura-kānti chandrānanam,

prafulla-kamalekshanam dashana-pankti muktāphalam.

supushpa nava-manjari shravana-yugma sad-bhushanam

pradeepta mani-kankanam kashita hema-gouram bhaje.” 20.

Meaning –  He is tall, and his body is beautifully proportioned. His eyes are like fully-bloomed lotus petals, his teeth are like pearls, his ears are as beautiful as fresh flower blossoms. His complexion is brilliant golden, and his hands are decorated with gem-studded bangles. I adore that Sri Gourasundar who is Prem-personified. 20.

 

“akhila-bhuvana-bandho prema-sindho jane’smin,

sakala kapatapurne gyānaheene prapanne.

tava charana-saroja dehi dāsyam prabho twam,

patita-tārana nāma prādurāseet yataste”. 21.

Meaning –  My dear friend of the Universe ! My dear Ocean of Prem ! I am full of hypocrisy. I am also very ignorant. Please make me your slave and keep me at your lotus feet. My dear Lord ! You simply have to shower mercy on me – otherwise how will you fulfill your  name ‘Patita-pāvan’ ? 21.

 

“urddha-krita bhuja-dwayam karunayā sarvān jananā-dishet,

re re bhāgavatā havim vada vada sri gourachandra swayam.

premnā nrityati hunkritim vikurute hā hā ravair-vyākulo,

bhumou lunthati murchhati swahridaye hastouvinikshipāti” 22.

Meaning –  Swayam Bhagavān Sri Gourachandra is so merciful that he is lifting both his arms to the to the sky and with his own lips he is exhorting us – “Dear devotees ! O fortunate souls ! Say Hari hari !” Speaking thus, overwhelmed with Prem, he is dancing sweetly, roaring in ecstasy, agitatedly saying “Ha Ha”, rolling on the earth, falling down unconscious, and sometimes beating his bosom. 22.

 

“harernām Krishna-nāma-gāna-dāna-kārinim,

shoka-moha-lobha-tāpa sarva-vighna-nāshinim.

pāda-padma-lubdha bhakta-vrinda bhakti-dāyinim,

gouramurtim-āshu noumi nāma sutra-dhārinim.” 23.

Meaning –  My Beloved Gourānga has gifted Harinām – Krishnanām –  to the Kaliyug-afflicted mankind. This Holy Name is so potent that it can destroy all sorrow, illusion and greed. It can annihilate the three types of suffering – ādhibhoutik, ādhidaivik and ādhyātmik. It can destroy all obstacles and shower auspiciousness on the entire universe ! Read the rest of this entry »

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Composed by Sri Sri Gourānga Mahāprabhu’s

dear associate

 

 

 

Srila Vāsudev Sārvabhouma Bhattāchārya

 

 

 

Translated by Madhumati Shukadev Adhikari

 

 

Sri Dhameshwar

Sri Nabadweep Dhameshwar

Sri Sri Gourānga mahāprahu said with his holy lips –

 

“dekhi sārbabhouma dandabat kori,

punah uthi stab kore dui kor juri.

prabhur kripāy tānr sfurilo sob tattvas,

nām prem dān ādi borner mahatta.

shata shlok koilo ek danda nā jāite,

brihaspati toichhe shlok nā pare barnite.”

–          (Sri Chaitanya Bhāgabat)

Meaning – “Whosoever hears or reads these hundred verses composed by you will definitely obtain my Bhakti ! May Sārvabhouma-shatak remain forever glorious !” Read the rest of this entry »

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