Gaite Govinda Nama

Bhaktivinod Thakur, Gaite Govinda Nama

Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song “Gaite Govinda Nama”. The Official Name for this song is Sri Siksastakam Song 7 Part 2. This song is taken from the book Gitavali. Bhaktivinoda Thakura says that one should be mad in ecstasy while taking the names of Sri Krishna. Our mind should only be focused on Sri Radhey and Krsna.
 
(1)
gaite govinda-nam,  upajilo bhava-gram,
dekhilam jamunara kule
brsabhanu-suta-sańge,  syama-nata-bara rańge,
bańsari bajaya nipa-mule
 
(2)
dekhiya yugala-dhana,  asthira hoilo mana,
jnana-hara hoinu takhon
koto-ksane nahi jani,  jnana-labha hoilo mani,
ara nahi bhelo darasan
 
(1) Upon singing the holy name of Govinda, a host of ecstasies arose within me… and I saw Lord Syamasundar, the best of dancing actors, standing on the banks of the Yamuna in the company of the daughter of MaharajaVrsabhanu. He was playing His flute with great delight at the base of a kadamba tree.
 
(2) Seeing the treasured Divine Couple of Vraja, my mind became unsteady and I lost consciousness. I do not know for how long I was unconscious, but when I awoke that vision of Radha and Krsna was no longer present.