The last of the aratis during the day is the arati at Sri Gupta Govardhan temple, where the devotees gather to one more time present themselves before the presiding Deities of Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math and try to serve and glorify the Lordships of our Gurudevas.
Sri Gupta Govardhan Evening Aratis:
SRI GAURA ARATI
(kiba) jaya jaya gorachander aratika sobha
All glory to the beautiful arati to Sri Gorachand in a grove on the banks of the Ganges, which attracts the hearts of all souls throughout the world!
(kiba) daksine nitaichanda bame gadadhara
On Gorachand's right is Nitaichand, and on His left is Gadadhar. Advaita is nearby, and Srivas holds an umbrella.
(kiba) basiyachhe gorachanda ratna-simhasane
Gorachand has sat on a jewelled throne. Brahma and the other demigods worship Him (in the company of His devotees).
(kiba) narahari-adi kari chamara dhulaya
Narahari and others fan the Lord with chamaras. Sanjay, Mukunda, Vasudev Ghos, and others sing.
(kiba) sankha baje ghanta baje baje karatala
Conches, bells, kartals, and mrdangas resound sweetly. The kirtan is most relishable.
(kiba) bahu-koti chandra jini vadana ujjvala
The radiance of the Lord's face surpasses that of millions of moons. The garland of forest flowers around His neck shines.
(kiba) siva-suka-narada preme gada-gada
Siva, Sukadev, and Narad stammer in the ecstasy of love. In this way Bhakti Vinod beholds Gorachand's glory.
(ei bar amay daya kara)
This time please give me your grace. O Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur, O Srila Saraswati Thakur, O Gurudev, saviour of the fallen, O Gaurahari, along with your associates, this time please give me your grace.
Composed by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur
SRI SARASWAT ARATI
jayare jayare jaya gaura-sarasvati
All glory to the voice of Sri Gauranga, the embodiment of Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur's mercy, Srila Bhakti Siddhanta Saraswati Thakur!
prakasile gaura-sevabhuvana mangala
He manifested Sri Gauranga's service for the upliftment of the world. His teaching of devotion is pure, brilliant, and enlightening.
radha-syama eka-tanu dakse goraraya
All glory to the combined form of Sri Sri Radha-Syam, Sri Gaura Ray, on the right, Sri Radha on the left, and the dark cowherd boy Himself in the middle!
vraja-rasa nava-bhave navadvipe raje
Vraja's rasa manifests in a new way in Nabadwip: madhura-rasa dresses newly in benevolence.
madhurya kaivalya raga vrajera niryasa
Sweet divine love, Vraja's essence, reaches its climax in Sri Gauranga's Pastimes.
radhabhava-kanti angikari' bhala mate
Sri Gauranga earnestly embraces Sri Radha's heart and halo, and takes His place on the right to show His rasa's glory.
radha-rasa-traya-svada rahasya prayasa
Seeing Krsna's secret endeavour to taste Her threefold rasa, Radha is fulfilled and smiles gently.
madhye rahi' vamsi-rave ghose vamsi-dhara
Remaining in the middle, the flute player declares with the song of His flute, "With Radha's wealth, I am Gauranga-sundar!"
mad abhistha rupa radhara hrdaya mandire
"If you serve Gauranga, My form which is cherished in the temple of Radha's heart will be fully revealed to you."
nadiyaprakase mahaprabhu gaura-nidhi
Gauranga Mahaprabhu appeared in Nadia, and Providence combined the saviour of the fallen (the Kali-yuga-avatar) within Him.
e-rupa arati brahma sambhu agochara
This type of arati is unknown to Brahma and Siva. Only a recipient of Sri Gauranga's devotees' mercy reaches such perfection.
srisvarupa, ramananda, rupa, sanatana
Devotees see this arati by the mercy of Sri Svarup Damodar, Sri Ramananda Ray, Sri Rupa, Sri Sanatan, Sri Raghunath, Sri Jiva, and their associates.
All glory to Sri Guru, Gauranga, and Radha-Govinda-sundar! O devotees, glorify them always and forever!
Composed by Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Devi-Goswami Maharaj
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