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108 names of Nityananda

sriman-nityananda-candraya namah

I offer my obeisances to the moon of Sri Nityananda

 

nityanandam aham vande

karne lambita-mauktikam

caitanyagraja-rupena

pavitri-krta-bhutalam

 

I praise Sri Nityananda, on whose ear a pearl ornament hangs. Accepting the role of Lord Caitanya’s elder brother, He purified the earth.

pranamya sri-jagannatham

nityananda-mahaprabhum

namnam astottara-satam

pravaksyami mudakaram

 

Offering prostrated obeisances before Sri Nityananda Mahaprabhu, master of the universe, I shall now proclaim His one hundred and eight names, which awaken ecstasy in the heart.

 

nilambara-dharah srimal

languli musala-priya

sankarsanas candra-varno

yadunam kula-mangalah

 

1.Nilambara-dhara: Sri Nityananda wears blue garments.

2. Srimat-languli: He wields a splendid plow (as His weapon).

3. Musala-priya: He delights in fighting with the club.

4. Sankarsana: and causes integration of the cosmic manifestation.

5. Candra-varna: His complexion is like the moon.

6. Yadunam kula Mangala: and He creates auspiciousness for the Yadu dynasty.

 

gopika-ramano ramo

vrndavana-kala-nidhih

kadambari sudha-matto

gopa-gopi-ganavrtah

 

7. Gopika-ramana: Sri Nityananda delights in the company of the gopis

8. Rama: He is the supreme enjoyer

9. Vrndavana-kala-nidhi: the moon of Vrndavana

10. Kadambari: decorated by garlands of kadamba flowers.

11. Sudha-matta: intoxicated by honey nectar

12. Gopa-gopi Ganavrita: and surrounded by a multitude of cowherds and cowmaids

 

gopi-mandala-madhya-stho

rasa-tandava-panditah

ramani-ramanah kami

mada-ghurnita-locanah

 

13. Gopi-mandala-madhya-stha: Sri Nityananda Prabhu stands amidst a circle of milkmaids

14. Rasa-tandava Pandita: He is a consummate scholar of exuberant rasa-dancing

15. Ramani Ramana: He is the lover of the beautiful young girls (of Vraja)

16. Kami: Sri Nityananda Prabhu feels amorous sentiments

17. Mada-ghurnita-locana: and His eyes roll in intoxication

 

rasotsava-parisranto

gharma-niravrtananah

kalindi-bhedanotsahi

nira-krida-kutuhalah

 

18. Rasa-utsava Parisranta: Sri Nityananda Prabhu becomes exhausted in the rasa festival

19. Gharma-nira Avrta Anana: and His face is covered by drops of perspiration

20. Kalindi-bhedana Utsahi: as He divided the Kalindi river into many streams with His plowshare and showed His great might

21. Nira-krida Kutuhala: He is eager to engage in watersports

 

gaurasrayah samah santo

maya-manusa-rupa-dhrk

nityanandavadhutas ca

yajna-sutra-dharah sudhih

 

22. Gaura-asraya: Sri Nityananda takes shelter of Gaura

23. Sama Santa: He is equipoised peaceful

24. Maya-manusa-rupa-dhrk: and accepts the apparent form of a man

25. Nitya-ananda Avadhuta: Lord Nityananda is ever blissful and is not bound by social convention

26. Yajna-sutra-dhara: He wears a sacred thread for performing sacrifice

27. Sudhi: has exquisite intelligence

 

patita-prana-dah prthvi

pavano bhakta-vatsalah

premananda-madonmatta

brahmadi-nama-gocarah

 

28. Patita Prana-da: To those fallen (in the world of birth and death) Sri Nityananda bestows the energy of spiritual life

29. Prthvi-pavana: He purifies the earth

30. Bhakta-vatsala: Sri Nityananda is affectionate to His devotees.

31. Prema-ananda Mada-unmatta: of the bliss of Krsna-prema and mad with intoxication

32. Brahma-adi Nama-gocara: His names are known by Brahma (Haridasa) and other devotees

 

vana-mala-dharo hari

Rocanadi-vibhusitah

Nagendra-sunda-dor-danda

Svarna-kankana-manditah

 

33. Vana-mala-dhara: Sri Nityananda wears a garland of forest flowers

34. Hari: and a necklace of pearls

35. Rocana-adi-vibhusita: Sri Nityananda is ornamented by yellow rocana ointment and so forth

36. Nagendra-sunda-doh-danda: His arms, which resemble the trunks of elephants

37. Svarna-kankana-mandita: are decorated by golden bangles

 

gaura-bhakti-rasollasas

calac-cancala-nupurah

gajendra-gati-lavanya

sammohita-jagaj-janah

 

38. Gaura-bhakti-rasa-ullasa: Sri Nityananda delights in the mellows of devotion to Gaura

39. Calat-cancala-nupura: His anklets ring and His body sways to and fro

40. Gajendra-gati Lāvanya: as He strolls about like the most beautiful king of elephants

41. Sammohita Jagat-jana: causing the people of the world to become completely fascinated.

 

samvita-subha-lila-dhrk

romancita-kalevarah

ho! Ho! Dhvani-sudhasis ca

mukha-chandra-virajitah

 

42. Samvita Subha-lila Dhrk: Sri Nityananda accepts auspicious pleasure-pastimes which cover (His identity as the Supreme Lord)

43. Roma Ancita Kalevara: The hair follicles of His body expand (like kadamba flowers)

44. Ho! Ho! Dhvani Sudha-asi: Sri Nityananda grants nectarean benedictions as He cries out, “Ho! Ho!”

45. Mukha Candra Virajita: His face shines like the full moon

 

sindhuraruna-susnigdha

subimbadhara-pallavah

sva-bhakta-gana-madhya-stho

revati-prana-nayakah

 

46. Sindhura Aruna Susnigdha: like vermilion or luscious bimba fruit red and tender

47. Subimba Adhara-pallava: are Sri Nityananda’s blossoming lips

48. Sva-bhakta-gana-madhya-stha: He resides amidst the host of His devotees

49. Revati-prana Nayaka: Sri Nityananda (who is none other than Lord Balarama) is the Lord of Revati-rani’s life breath

 

lauha-danda-dharo srngi

venu-panih pratapavan

pracanda-krta-hunkarah

mattah pasanda-mardanah

 

50. Lauha-danda-dhara: Sri Nityananda wields an iron staff

51. Srngi: and wears wonderful ornaments

52. Venu-pani: He holds a bamboo flute

53. Pratapavan: Sri Nityananda is very chivalrous

54. Pracanda Krta-hunkara: and He roars very fiercely

55. Matta: displaying the symptoms of divine madness (in His ecstasy of love for Krsna)

56. Pasanda-mardana: as He subdues the atheists

 

sarva-bhakti-mayo deva

asramacara-varjitah

gunatito guna-mayo

gunavan nartana-priyah

 

57. Sarva-bhakti Maya: Sri Nityananda is embued with all devotional attributes

58. Deva: He is the lord of luster

59. Asrama-acara Varjita: and He abandons the standard behavior of all asramas

60. Guna-attita: Sri Nityananda is transcendental to mundane qualities

61. Guna-maya: He is filled with sublime qualities

62. Gunavan: and is the embodiment of exalted qualities

63. Nartana-priya: Sri Nityananda delights in dancing.

 

tri-gunatma guna-grahi

saguno guninam varah

yogi yoga-vidhata ca

bhakti-yoga-pradarsakah

 

64. Tri-guna-atma: Sri Nityananda is the original source of the three material qualities – goodness, passion, and ignorance.

65. Guna Grahi: Sri Nityananda accepts (only) the good qualities of a person

66. Su-guna: Sri Nityananda’s qualities are transcendental

67. Guninam Vara: and He is the best of all persons endowed with sublime qualities

68. Yogi: Sri Nityananda is (always) in union (with Sri Krsna Caitanya)

69. Yoga-vidhata: Sri Nityananda bestows yoga (union) (with Sri Krsna Caitanya)

70. Bhakti-yoga Pradarsaka: Sri Nityananda proclaims the glories of devotional union (with Sri Krsna)

 

sarva-sakti-prakasangi

mahananda-mayo natah

sarvagama-mayo dhiro

jnana-do mukti-dah prabhuh

 

71. Sarva-sakti Prakasa Angi: All powers arise from Sri Nityananda’s body

72. Maha-ananda Maya: Sri Nityananda is filled with immense bliss

73. Nata: He is the best of dancers

74. Sarva-agama-maya: Within Sri Nityananda all holy scriptures reside.

75. Dhira: Sri Nityananda is sober

76. Jnana Da: He is the bestower of transcendental knowledge

77. Mukti Da: and the giver of liberation

78. Prabhu: Sri Nityananda is the Master

 

gauda-desa-paritrata

premananda-prakasakah

premananda-rasanandi

radhika-mantra-do vibhuh

 

79. Gauda-desa Paritrata: Sri Nityananda is the savior of the land of Gauda

80. Prema-ananda Prakasaka: Sri Nityananda reveals the bliss of Krsna-prema

81. Prema-ananda Rasa-anandi: Sri Nityananda tastes delight in the mellows of the bliss of love for Krsna

82. Radhika-mantra Da: Sri Nityananda gives the mantra for worshipping Srimati Radhika

83. Vibhu: Sri Nityananda is self-controlled and all pervasive.

 

sarva-mantra-svarupas ca

krsna-paryanka-sundarah

rasa-jno rasa-data ca

rasa-bhokta rasasrayah

 

84. Sarva-mantra Svarupa: Sri Nityananda is the original form of all mantras

85. Krsna Paryanka Sundara: and He becomes the beautiful bedstead of Krsna (Caitanya)

86. Rasa-jna: Sri Nityananda is adept in the science of rasa

87. Rasa-data: He is the bestower of rasa

88. Rasa-bhokta: and the enjoyer of rasa

89. Rasa-asraya: Sri Nityananda is the abode of rasa

 

brahmesadi-mahendradya

vandita-sri padambujah

sahasra-mastakopeto

rasatala-sudhakarah

 

90. Vandita Sri-pada-ambuja: His beautiful lotus-like feet are offered worship

91. Brahma-isa-adi-maha-indra-adya: by the devas headed by Brahma, Siva, and Indra

92. Sahasra-mastaka Upeta: Sri Nityananda has thousands of heads (in His form as Sesa-naga)

93. Rasatala-sudha Kara: and causes the residents of the lower planetary systems to taste nectar

 

ksirodarnava-sambhutah

kundalaikavatamsakah

raktopala-dharah subhro

narayana-parayanah

 

94. Ksira-udarnava Sambhuta: Sri Nityananda is born of the milk ocean

95. Kundala-eka Avatamsaka: He is ornamented by a single earring

96. Rakta-utpala-dhara: He holds a red lotus

97. Subhra: His complexion is white

98. Narayana-parayana: and He is wholly dedicated to Gaura Narayana

 

apara-mahimananto

nr-dosadarsinah sada

dayalur durgati-trata

krtanto dusta-dehinam

 

99. Apara-mahima Ananta: Sri Nityananda possesses unbounded glories for He is limitless

100. Nr-dosa Adarsina Sada: Sri Nityananda eternally overlooks the vices of mankind

101. Dayalu: He is merciful

102. Durgati Trata: and is the savior from catastrophe

103. Krta-anta Dusta-dehinam: Sri Nityananda makes an end (awards death) to evil embodied beings

 

manju-dasarathir viro

laksmanah sarvaval-labhah

sadojjvalo rasanandi

vrndavana-rasa-pradah

 

104. Manju Dasarathi: Sri Nityananda is the charming son of Dasaratha (Laksmana)

105. Vira Laksmana: He is the greatest hero and (the avatara of ) Laksmana

106. Sarvavat Labha: By gaining Nityananda one gains everything

107. Sada ujjvala: He is always effulgent

108. Rasa-anandi: engladdened by the transcendental relationships of Krsna consciousness

109. Vrndavana-rasa-prada: and He bestows Vrndavana rasa

 

purna-prema-sudha-sindhur

natya-lila-visaradah

kotindu-vaibhavah sriman

jagad-ahlada-karakah

 

110. Purna-prema Sudha Sindhu: Sri Nityananda is the ocean of nectar full love for Krsna

111. Natya-lila Visarada: He is expert in pastimes of drama

112. Koti-indu Vaibhava: His presence has the cooling power of millions of moons

113. Sriman: Sri Nityananda is illustrious

114. Jagat-ahlada-karaka: and He engladdens the whole world

 

gopalah sarva-palas ca

sarva-gopavatamsakah

 

115. Gopala: Sri Nityananda is a cowherd

116. Sarva Pala: the protector of all (living beings)

117. Sarva-gopa Avatamsaka: and the crest-jewel of all cowherd boys

 

maghe masi site pakse

trayo-dasyam tithau sada

uposanam pujanam ca

sri-nityananda-vasare

yad yat sah kurute kamam

tat tad eva labhen narah

 

One who fasts without deviation and offers worship on the appearance day of Sri Nityananda, which is the thirteenth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Magha, will receive whatever wish one may desire.

 

asadhya-roga-yukto ‘pi

mucyate gada-bhisanat

aputrah sadhu-putram ca

labhate natra samsayah

 

Even though infected, a man becomes freed from that terrible malady. A sonless man who worships Him receives a godly son, without a doubt.

 

nityananda-svarupasya

namnam astottaram satam

yah pathet pratar utthaya

sah prema hi labhed dhruvam

 

One who rises early in the morning and recites the Hundred and Eight Names of Sri Nityananda Svarupa truly achieves love of Krsna.

 

iti sri-sarvabhauma-bhattacarya-pada-viracitam

sri-nityanandastottara-sata-nama-stotram sampurnam

 

Thus the one hundred and eight names of Sri Nityananda, which was compiled by Sri Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya-pada, is fully complete.

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