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Monday, March 20, 2006

 

108 Names of Sri Chaitanya, in celebration of Gaura Puranima

Sri Gauranga-Ashtottara-Shata-Nama-Stotram 108 Names of Lord Chaitanya by Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya 1) namaskritya pravaksyami deva-devam jagad-gurum namnam-ashtotara-shatam caitanyasya mahatmanaha After offering my respectful obeisances unto the Lord of Lords, Who is the spiritual master of the entire universe, I will now narrate 108 holy names of Lord Chaitanya, the great soul. 2) vishvambharo jita-krodho maya-manusha-vigrahaha amayi mayinam shreshto vara-desho dvijottamaha Vishvambhara--He sustains the universe Jita-krodha--He is victorious over the influence of mundane anger Maya-manusha-vigraha--He assumes the illusory form of a human Amayi--He is bereft of fraudulent behavior Mayinam Shresta--He is the foremost of (transcendental) cheaters Vara-desha--He appears in the best of lands Dvijottama--He is the ultimate brahmana 3) jagannatha-priya-sutah pitri-bhakto maha-manaha lakshmi-kantah shachi-putrah premado bhakta-vatsalah Jagannatha-priya-suta--He is the dearest son of Jagannatha Mishra Pitri-bhakta--He is the devotee of His father Maha-mana--He has great mental power Lakshmi-kanta--He is the beloved husband of the Goddess of Fortune Shachi-putra--He is the son of mother Shachi Premada-He is the bestower of ecstatic loving devotion Bhakta-vatsala--He is very affectionate to His devotees 4) dvija-priyo dvija-varo vaishnava-prana-nayakaha dvi-jati-pujakah shantah shrivasa-priya ishvaraha Dvija-priya--He is dear to the twice-initiated brahmanas Dvija-vara--He is the best amongst the brahmanas Vaishnava-prana-nayaka--He is the hero of the devotees' life & soul Dvi-jati-pujaka--He is the worshiper of the brahmanas Shanta-He is peaceful and saintly Shrivasa-priya--He is very dear to Srivasa Pandita Ishvara--He is the supreme controller 5) tapta-kanchana-gaurangah simha-grivo maha-bhujaha pita-vasa rakta-pattah sad-bhujo 'tha chatur-bhujaha Tapta-kanchana-gauranga--His complexion is like molten gold Simha-griva--His neck is like the lion's Maha-bhuja--His arms are very muscular Pita-vasa--He wears yellow cloth (when a householder) Rakta-patta--He wears red cloth (when a sannyasi) Sad-bhuja--He exhibits a six-armed form [atha--and furthermore] Chatur-bhuja--He exhibits a four-armed form 6) dvi-bhujash cha gada-panih chakri padma-dharo 'malaha pancha-janya-dharah sharngi venu-panih surottamaha Dvi-bhuja--He exhibits a two armed form [ca--and] Gada-pani--He holds the mace Chakri--He holds the discus Padma-dhara--He holds the lotus Amala--He is sinless Pancha-janya-dhara--He holds the Panca-janya conchshell Sharngi--He holds the bow Venu-pani--He holds the flute Surottama--He is the foremost of the demigods 7) kamalaksheshvara prito gopa-liladhara yuva nila-ratna-dharo rupya-hari kaustubha-bhushanaha Kamalaksheshvara--He is the Lord of the lotus-eyed Lakshmi Prita--He is beloved to all living beings Gopa-liladhara--He is the abode of cowherding pastimes Yuva--He is supremely youthful Nila-ratna-dhara--He likes to wear sapphires Rupya-hari--He likes to wear silver necklaces Kaustubha-bhushana--He is adorned with the Kaustubha gem 8) shrivatsa-lanchano bhasvan-mani-dhrik kanja-lochanaha tatanka-nila-shrih rudra-lila-kari guru-priyaha Shrivatsa-lanchana--He is decorated with the mark of Shrivatsa Bhasvan-mani-dhrik--His form is embellished with many beautiful jewels Kanja-lochana--He has lotus petal-shaped eyes Tatanka-nila-shri--His majesty is enhanced by sapphire earrings Rudra-lila-kari--He sometimes enacts the pastimes of Lord Shiva Guru-priya--He is very dear to His spiritual master 9) sva-nama-guna-vakta-cha namopadesha-dayakaha achandala-priyah shuddhah sarva-prani-hite rataha Sva-nama-guna-vakta--He is aware of the attributes of His own holy name Namopadesha-dayaka--He imparts teachings about the holy names Achandala-priya--He is dear even to the lowest outcastes Shuddha--His character is totally immaculate Sarva-prani-hite-rata--He is engaged in the welfare of all living beings 10) vishvarupanujah sandhyavatarah shitalashayaha nihsima-karuno gupta atma-bhakti-pravartakaha Vishvarupanuja--He is the younger brother of Vishvarupa Sandhyavatara--He incarnated during the time of dusk Shitalashaya--He is desirous of cooling the burning sufferings of living beings Nihsima-karuna--His compassion is limitless Gupta--He is very secretive Atma-bhakti-pravartaka--He preaches devotion unto the true Self 11) mahanando nato nritya-gita-nama-priyah kavihi arti-priyah shuchih shuddho bhavado bhagavat-priyaha Mahananda--He is absorbed in the greatest bliss Nata--He behaves as a dramatic actor Nritya-gita-nama-priya--He is fond of dancing, singing & chanting the holy names Kavi--He is a learned scholar and poet Arti-priya--He is dear to those who are suffering Shuchi--He is meticulously clean Shuddha--He is spotlessly pure Bhavada--He confers ecstatic loving emotions Bhagavat-priya--He is intimate with the great devotees 12) indradi-sarva-lokesha-vandita-shri-padambujaha nyasi-chudamanih krishnah sannyasashrama-pavanaha Indradi-sarva-lokesha-vandita-shri-padambuja--His divine lotus feet are worshiped by Lord Indra and all the rulers of various heavenly planets Nyasi-chudamani--He is the crest jewel of renunciates Krishna--He is the all attractive Supreme Personality of Godhead Sannyasashrama-pavana--He is the purifier of the renounced order 13) chaitanya krishna-chaitanya danda-dhrig nyasta-dandakaha avadhuta-priyo nityananda-shad-bhuja-darshakaha Chaitanya--He is the living force of all creation Krishna-Chaitanya--He is the all-attractive living force Danda-dhrik--He carries the staff of the renounced order Nyasta-dandaka--He abandons the staff of the renounced order Avadhuta-priya--He is dear to the divine madman (Srila Nityananda Prabhu) Nityananda-sad-bhuja-darshaka--He shows His six-armed form to Nityananda 14) mukunda-siddhi-do dino vasudevamrita-pradaha gadadhara-prana-natha arti-ha sharana-pradaha Mukunda-siddhi-da--He gives perfection to His devotee Mukunda Dina--He behaves with meek and humble mannerisms Vasudevamrita-prada--He gives nectar to this devotee Vasudeva (the leper) Gadadhara-prana-natha--He is the Lord of the life of Gadadhara Pandita Arti-ha--He removes the distress of His devotees Sharana-prada--He bestows ultimate shelter to His devotees 15) akinchana-priyah prano guna-grahi jitendriyaha adosha-darshi sumukho madhurah priya-darshanaha Akinchana-priya--He is dear to those who possess nothing Prana--He is the life and soul of all creation Guna-grahi--He accepts only the good qualities of others Jitendriya--He is victorious over the influence of the material senses Adosha-darshi--He is blind to the faults of others Sumukha--He has a pleasant face Madhura--He is supremely sweet Priya-darshana--He is very precious to behold 16) pratapa-rudra-samtrata ramananda-priyo guruhu ananta-guna-sampannah sarva-tirthaika-pavanaha Pratapa-rudra-samtrata--He delivers Maharaja Pratapa Rudra from obstacles Ramananda-priya--He is the beloved of Ramananda Raya Guru--He is the spiritual master of every living being Ananta-guna-sampannah--He is endowed with limitless good qualities Sarva-tirthaika-pavana--He is the sole purifier of all places of pilgrimage 17) vaikuntha-natho lokesho bhaktabhimata-rupa-dhrik narayano maha-yogi jnana-bhakti-pradah prabhuhu Vaikuntha-natha--He is the Lord of the spiritual world of no anxiety Lokesha--He is the Lord of all the material planets Bhaktabhimata-rupa-dhrik--He assumes different forms according to the desires of His devotees Narayana--He is the supreme shelter for all living beings Maha-yogi--He is the greatest performer of yoga Jnana-bhakti-pradah--He imparts intellectual knowledge of devotion Prabhu--He is the Lord and Master of all 18) piyusha-vachanah prithvi-pavanah satya-vak sahaha oda-desha-jananandi sandohamrita-rupa-dhrik Piyusha-vachana--His words emit showers of pure nectar Prithvi-pavana--He is the savior of the earth Satya-vak--He speaks truthfully Saha--He can endure all forms of misery Oda-desha-jananandi--He delights the people of Orissa Sandohamrita-rupa-dhrik--He embodies the form of all universal nectar 19) yah pathed pratar utthaya chaitanyasya mahatmanaha shraddhaya parayopetah stotram sarvagha-nashanam prema-bhaktir harau tasya jayate natra samshayaha It is recommended that upon rising in the morning, one faithfully approach and recite this transcendental sin-destroying prayer to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the great soul. One who does will feel the awakening of ecstatic loving devotion unto Lord Hari; of this there is no doubt. 20) asadhya-roga-yukto 'pi muchyate roga-sankatat sarvaparadha-yukto 'pi so 'paradhat pramucyate Even if one is afflicted with an incurable disease, one becomes freed from all danger of the ailment. Even if one has committed all types of offenses, one becomes freed from their effects. 21) phalguni-paurnamasyan tu chaitanya-janma-vasare shraddhaya paraya bhaktya maha-stotram japan purch yad yat prakurute kamam tat tad evachiral labhet If one chants this great prayer with faith and transcendental devotion on Lord Chaitanya's appearance day (the full moon day in the month of Phalguna), then one perpetually attains the fulfillment of their each and every pure desire. 22) aputro vaishnavam putram labhate natra-samshayaha ante chaitanya-devasya smritir bhavati shashvati If a devotee couple wishes to have a child but are unable, then they will obtain a Vaishnava child without a doubt. And at the time of death, they will attain remembrance of Sri Chaitanya-deva and enter His eternal pastimes.

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