Govinda Das Kaviraj has written this song “Nilacale Banakacala Gora”. This song is taken from the book Padavali. Gobinda Das Kaviraj describes the ecstatic symptoms of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu during the holy festival. Chaitanya maha prabhu is full of bliss and He cannot hide His love for Krishna.
nilacale banakacala gora
gobinda phagu-range bhela bhora
deba-kumari nagari-gana sanga
govinda phagu ranga bhela bhora
deva-kumari nari gana sane
pulake kadamba karambita anga
phagu khelata gaura tanu
prema sudha sindhu murati janu
phagu aruna tanu arunahi cira
banka nayane jhara aruna hi nira
kanthe hi lohita arunima mala
aruna bhakata-gana ga rasala
kata kata bhava vitharala anga
nayana dulayata prema taranga
heri gadadhara lahu lahu hasa
so nahi samughala govinda dasa
(1)-(2) At Nilacala Puri, the golden mountain Gora becomes overwhelmed in the bhavas of Govinda's Holi festival. While re-enacting this pastime with Lord Jagannatha's devadasis, His body erupts with goose bumps the size of kadamba flowers!
(3)-(6) The kumari devadasis throw red powder over Gora's limbs. O, His body forms a nectar ocean of prema. Thus everyone's body and clothes becomes red, as red tears stream from their sidelong glances. The flower garlands around everyone's necks turn red and so do bhaktas as they sweetly sing.
(5)-(8) All sorts of ecstatic symptoms surge from Gauranga's body, and Gadadhara looks on with a tender smile, Govinda dasa says: I cannot understand why. Pastimes Govinda dasa has no power to understand.