A summary of
srutich chhandogyakhya vadati paramam brahma-purakam
The sruti known as Chhandogya calls it 'the city of the Supreme Absolute'. The smrti calls it 'Vaikuntha', the abode of Lord Visnu. Others know it as 'the white island'. The rare relishers of rasa call it 'the forest of Vraja'. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yad ekamse brahma nija-kucharitat moha-janitat
In one of its regions, Brahma, constantly repenting for his misbehaviour caused by bewilderment, worshipped Gaura, the ocean of mercy. The Lord then fulfilled the deepest desire in Brahma's heart. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yad ekamse gauri giri-vara-suta visva-janani
In one of its regions, Bhagavati, the golden-complexioned daughter of the Himalayas, the mother of the universe, beheld the unparalleled form of the object of her worship, the son of Sachi. She then placed the dust of the Lord's feet upon the parting in her hair. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yad ekamse vajri nija-kumati-taptah susurabhim
In one of its regions, the wielder of the thunderbolt, Lord Indra, remorseful for his impudence, took shelter of beautiful Surabhi, lovingly worshipped the feet of the Lord beside a tree, and attained a most auspicious boon from Gaura Himself. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yad ekamse saptarsi-gana-bhajanakrsta-hrdayah
In one of its regions, His heart attracted by their service, Gaura appeared to the seven sages at noon, and, oh, bestowed upon them a pleasing boon at the perfect time! I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yad ekamse kaschid dvija-kula-patih puskara-matih
In one of its regions, a brahman chief, who longed for Puskara Tirtha but because of his old age lacked the ability to make the pilgrimage there, saw the supremely auspicious Puskara Tirtha before him. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yad ekamse kolakrti-dhrg ati-chitram makha-patim
In one of its regions, the Lord of sacrifice, who bears the dazzling form of a boar, His heart was drawn by the power of His devotee's service, affectionately bestowed upon His devotee the purest thing in the three worlds—love for Sri Gauranga. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yad ekamse kunje nija-bala-vrto 'yam rtu-patih
In one of its regions, the king of the seasons, checking his own power, worshipped Sri Chaitanya, who, along with His associates, was dancing in a grove whose creepers and shrubs, laden with fruits and flowers, bowed to Him. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yad ekamse jahnur bhajana-samaye subhra-salilam
In one of its regions, Jahnu Muni, upon seeing the Ganga's glistening waters approaching during his worship, drank her distracting waves. He then released her again as his daughter because of the devotion (of King Bhagirath). I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yad ekamse ramo dasaratha-suto laksmana-yutah
In one of its regions, in the Treta-yuga of a previous era, the son of Dasarath, the wealth of the sages, Rama, with his other half, Sita, and Laksman, resided for a few days on the bank of the Ganga beneath a pleasure tree. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yad ekamse narayanam api param narada-munir
In one of its regions, the sage Narad directly beheld the greatest of Gods, Narayan, who is supremely worshippable to all, and then saw the Supreme Lord in His golden form. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yad ekamse partho drupada-tanaya-sevita-padah
In one of its regions, by the grace of Gaura, the Lord's friend Arjuna, served by Draupadi and accompanied by his brothers, resided for a few days in a large, auspicious forest that is worshipped by hosts of sages. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yad ekamse rudrah svagana-sahitah prema-galitah
In one of its regions, Rudra, lost in divine love, gently dances with his associates, enlivened by the sound of damarus. Oh! How he continuously sings about Visvambhar in this place! I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yatha sthane sthane jala-parivrtas tirtha-nikarah
An abundance of holy places, surrounded by water, shine eternally throughout this land. Attended by Siva, Brahma, and all the other gods, these places destroy all sin and are worshippable to all the sages. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yatha praudha maya svapati-sahita vaisnava-ripun
Here, Praudha Maya, the Lord's warden, along with her husband, deceives the enemies of the Vaisnavas by giving them material happiness and bewilders those who are blinded by pride in their futile study of the scriptures. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yatha vaisa kali danuja-dalani sambhu-ramani
Here, Kali, the wife of Sambhu and destroyer of the demons, sincerely protects the devotees of the Lord out of affection for them. Lost in divine love, she eternally worships Gaura in ecstasy. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
yatha vani saksat prabhu-charana-sevasaya-rata
Saraswati, the goddess of speech, whose heart is given to the service of the Lord's feet, eternally resides on the bank of the Ganga in this land and personally bestows upon the brahmans knowledge of all the scriptures on conduct and other subjects. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
harih srimad-radha-dyuti-kavalitah parsada-vrtah
Adorned with the lustre of Sri Radha, the Lord appeared here from the womb of Sri Sachi. Intent on purging the filth of Kali, He engaged in supremely purifying chanting of the Name, accompanied by His associates. I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
aho! bhaktah kechit parama-ramaniye jana-pade
Oh! Here, some devotees, expert in the service of the Lord, directly see with their own eyes Sri Gauranga dancing amidst His associates and their wives in this supremely beautiful city! I bow here to Nabadwip, the abode of supreme joy.
navadvipe yo vai krta-nivasatir dvaidha-rahitah
One who resides in Nabadwip without duplicity and recites this prayer with devotion at the time of worshipping the Lord, genuinely attains the supremely delightful joy of love for the Lord, the embodiment of spiritual ecstasy—the son of Sachi, who is Krishna Himself.
· Translator's Note
· Publishers' Notes
· Sri Navadvipa-dhama-parikramaya Ahvana
· Sriman Navadvipa-dhama-vandana
• The Glories of the Dham
• The Nature and Dimensions of the Dham
• Instructions for Circumambulating the Dham
• Sri Jiva Hears the Glories of the Dham
• Sri Mayapur and Antardvip
• Visiting Sri Ganga Nagar, Sri Prthu Kunda, Sri Simantadwip, Sri Visram Sthan, and Other Places
• Sri Suvarna Bihar and Sri Deva Palli
• Sri Harihara Ksetra, Sri Varanasi, and Sri Godruma
• Sri Madhyadwip and Sri Naimisa
• Visiting Sri Brahmana Puskara, Sri Uchcha Hatta, and other places
• Sri Sri Koladwip, Sri Samudragad, Sri Champa Hatta, and Sri Jayadev
• Sri Sri Rtudwip and Sri Radha Kunda
• Sri Vidya Nagar and Sri Jahnudwip
• Sri Modadrumadwip and Sri Rama-Lila
• Sri Vaikunthapur, Sri Rudradwip, and Sri Pulina
• Sri Bilvapaksa and Sri Bharadvaja Tila
• Sri Jiva Goswami's Questions and Srila Nityananda Prabhu's Answers
• The Removal of Sri Jiva Goswami's Doubts and His Travelling to Vrindavan
Sri Gaura Krishna Tattva
The Land of Sweetness
The Ten Offences to the Holy Dham
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