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Wednesday 27 March 2019
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Sri Brahmotsava

Sri Sachi Tanayashtakam

A beautiful prayer composed by Sri Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya glorifying Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the son of Srimati Sachidevi.

chaitanya mahaprabhu

Text One

ujjvala-varana-gaura-vara-deham
vilasita-niravadhi-bhava-videham
tri-bhuvana-pavana-kripayah lesham
tam pranamami cha sri-sachi-tanayam

His super-excellent spiritual body is a brilliant golden color. He is incessantly churned by sublime transcendental ecstasies. A fraction of His mercy is able to deliver all the three worlds.
– Unto that son of Sri Sachidevi I bow.

Text Two

gadgada-antara-bhava-vikaram
durjana-tarjana-nada-vishalam
bhava-bhaya-bhanjana-karana-karunam
tam pranamami cha sri-sachi-tanayam

Within Himself there are transformations of ecstasy such as faltering of the voice. The mighty sound of His voice chastises wicked men. His mercy dispels all fears caused by worldly existence.
– Unto that son of Sri Sachidevi I bow.

Text Three

arunambara-dhara-charu-kapolam
indu-vinindita-nakha-chaya-ruciram
jalpita-nija-guna-nama-vinodam
tam pranamami cha sri-sachi-tanayam

He wears garments of the color of the rising sun. His cheeks are very captivating. His brilliant fingernails surpass the beauty and radiance of the moon. He takes delight in uttering the glories of His own transcendental qualities and holy name.
– Unto that son of Sri Sachidevi I bow.

Text Four

vigalita-nayana-kamala-jaladharam
bhushana-nava-rasa-bhava-vikaram
gati-ati-manthara-nritya-vilasam
tam pranamami cha sri-sachi-tanayam

Streams of ecstatic tears flow from His lotus eyes. He is ornamented with transformations of ecstasy caused by ever-new loving mellows. His pastimes of dancing exhibit very slow and graceful movements.
– Unto that son of Sri Sachidevi I bow.

Text Five

chanchala-charu-charana-gati-ruchiram
manjira-ranjita-pada-yuga-madhuram
chandra-vinindita-sitala-vadanam
tam pranamami cha sri-sachi-tanayam

The nimble movements of His beautiful dancing feet are very pleasing. Those two feet are sweetened by tinkling ankle bells. His soothing face surpasses the cooling rays of the moon.
– Unto that son of Sri Sachidevi I bow.

Text Six

dhrita-kati-dora-kamandalu-dandam
divya-kalevara-mundita-mundam
durjana-kalmasha-khandana-dandam
tam pranamami cha sri-sachi-tanayam

He sometimes wears the lion-cloth of a mendicant and takes up the staff and water-pot of a sannyasi monk. His transcendental body is then graced by a shaven head. His chastisement breaks apart and destroys the sins of wicked souls.
– Unto that son of Sri Sachidevi I bow.

Text Seven

bhushana-bhuraja-alakavalitam
kampita-bimbadhara-vara-ruchiram
malayaja-virachita-ujjvala-tilakam
tam pranamami cha sri-sachi-tanayam

As a householder, His face is surrounded by locks of dark hair, decorated with the dust of the earth. His excellent lips, which are red like the bimba fruit, are beautified by their trembling in ecstasy.
– Unto that son of Sri Sachidevi I bow.

Text Eight

nindita-aruna-kamala-dala-nayanam
a-janu-lambita-sri-bhuja-yugalam
kalevara-kaishora-nartaka-vesham
tam pranamami cha sri-sachi-tanayam

The glowing beauty of His lotus-petal eyes exceeds that of the rising sun. His two beautiful arms extend down to His knees. His divine body is dressed in the fashion of an adolescent dramatic dancer.
– Unto that son of Sri Sachidevi I bow.

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