This Bengali bhajana was composed by His Divine Grace Srila Bhakti Raksaka Sridhara Deva Gosvami Maharaja commemorating the divine appearance of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu
Sri Sri Gaurasundara Avirbhava Vasare
(The Appearance Day of Sri Gaurasundara)
aruna vasane, sonara suraja
udiche keno re aja
vasanta susama, ujari apana
dhale keno jagamajha
On this day, why has the Golden Sun arisen wearing red cloth? Why has the wonderful season of Spring descended to the earth?
taru gulma-lata apurva barata
bahe keno phale phule
bhrnga o vihange keno heno range
sangita taranga tule
Why are all the trees, shrubs and creepers full of fruits and flowers? Why do the birds and bees sing their songs with such bliss?
patita durjana keno re garjana
ullase phatiya pade
vidya kula dhana abhimani jana
keno mlana duhkha bhare
Why are the most fallen and wicked people now effulgent and full of happiness? Why have those with great knowledge, noble birth, material wealth, and great pride become so unfortunate?
akasa vatasa ghucaiya trasa
asvase bhasaye deya
sadhu-jana mana sukha vitarana
avese unmada haya
A heavenly wind has dispelled all worries and has brought hope, and the sadhus have become mad with a bliss that is spreading everywhere.
caudikete dhvani ki apurva suni
hare krsna rama nama divya-dhama
hari hari hari bala
Never before has such a sound been heard – from all directions, a thousand voices chanting the Names of Hare, Krsna and Rama! Everywhere becomes the divine abode of the Holy Name. Hari Hari Hari bol!!!
phalguni purnima hindola rangima
sankirtana sane marama gahane
na jani ki bhava jage
During the full Moon of the month of Phalguna, on the colorful day of the swing festival, the devotees worship the Lord with love. No one can comprehend the feelings and sunstance that awakens within the heart from this sankirtana.
sandhya samagama tapana magana
keno hema ghana kole
aparupa kata purava parvata
suvarna candrama bhale
As twilight nears, the warm sun sets; but why is his golden hue embraced by a dark cloud? That indescribably beautiful Golden Moon has arisen, illuminating the eastern mountains.
suvarna candrama pasiche nilima
se nila bilina heme
ithe kiba bhaya sadhu-jana gaya
kalanka na rahe preme
The Golden Moon covers the dark blue sky, and its darkness disappears into gold. At that moment the sadhus sing that divine love has descended and no contamination can remain.
mahajane bale grahanera chale
sange nama sankirtana
gaura-candrodaya papa rahu ksaya
candra-sobha prema dhana
The mahajanas have explained that this eclipse is a trick to make everyone chant the Holy Name in sankirtana. When Gauracandra descended, the sins of Rahu were destroyed and the moon was filled with the wealth of illustrious love for Krsna.
marmmajna sakale kahe kutuhale
nilima bilina cande
channa avatara lukana kahara
All those who understand the essence of everything become ecstatic when the Dark Blue hides within Moon. He is the hidden avatara who hides Himself under the moon of the effulgent beauty of the love of Sri Radha.
ithe hena stuti radha-bhava dyuti
udilo gauranga nama-prema sanga
jaya jaya gora gao
This prayer is to the beautiful Lord Syama, who now has the heart and halo of Sri Radha – Gauranga, who had descended and brought nama-prema (love for the Holy Name). Continuously chant, “Jaya Jaya Gaura!”