After the aratis to Sri Sada Siva and Sri Giriraj, devotees come to the main temples
and sing first the Bhoga Arati, remembering the Lord's Pastimes.
Sri Bhoga Arati Giti
bhaja bhakata-vatsala sri-gaurahari
Serve Sri Gaurahari, who is most affectionate to His devotees. He is the rambler in the fields (of Vraja), the stealer of Nanda and Yasoda's hearts.
"bela ha'lo, damodara, aisa ekhana
"It's time! Damodar! Come now! Sit down in the dining hall and eat."
nandera nirdese vaise giri-vara-dhari
At Nanda's request, Krishna, Baladev, and Their friends sit down in lines.
sukta-sakadi bhaji nalita kusmanda
Sukta, sak, fried vegetables, jute-leaf salad, pumpkin, baskets of fruit, dal patties, gourd cooked in milk, yoghurt, banana flower...
mudga-bada masa-bada rotika ghrtanna
Moong dal patties, urad dal patties, chapatis, rice with ghee, rice and sesame gruel, rice cakes, condensed milk, pancakes, rice pudding...
karpura amrta-keli rambha ksira-sara
Hot milk flavoured with camphor, plantains, butter, twelve kinds of sweet, juicy, and sour preparations...
luchi chini sarapuri laddu rasavali
Sweet puris, puris filled with cream, sweet balls, dal patties boiled with sugared rice—Krishna eagerly eats all these preparations.
radhikara pakka anna vividha vyanjana
With great joy Krishna eats various vegetable preparations cooked by Radhika.
chhale-bale laddu khay sri-madhumangala
By hook or by crook, Madhumangal eats the sweet balls. He slaps his armpits and calls out, 'Haribol!'
radhikadi gane heri' nayanera kone
Glancing at Radhika and Her friends out of the corners of His eyes, Krishna happily eats in Yasoda's home.
bhojanante piye krsna suvasita vari
After eating, Krishna drinks scented water. Then all of the boys line up and wash their mouths.
hasta-mukha praksaliyayata sakha-gane
After washing their hands and mouths, Krishna's friends happily take rest with Baladev.
jambula rasala ane tambula-masala
Jambula and Rasala bring spiced pan. Krishna chews it and then happily goes to sleep.
visalaksa sikhi-puchchha chamara dhulaya
Visalaksa fans Krishna with a peacock fan, and Krishna happily sleeps on a comfortable bed.
yasomati-ajnapeye dhanistha anita
Being requested by Yasoda, Dhanistha brings Sri Krishna's remnants to Radha, who eats them joyfully.
lalitadi sakhi-gana avasesa paya
Lalita Devi and her friends then receive Radha's remnants and joyfully sing the glories of Radha-Krishna within their hearts.
hari-lilaeka-matra yahara pramoda
Thakur Bhakti Vinod, whose sole joy is the Lord's Pastimes, sings this bhog arati.
(bhaja bhakata-vatsala sri-gaurahari)
(bhaja govinda govinda gopala)
Serve Sri Gaurahari, who is most affectionate to His devotees.
Composed by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
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