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108 Names of Lord Chaitanya

Monday, 19 February 2007 / Published in Payonidhi das, Quotes / 8,880 views

Submitted by Payonidhi das

Written 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.

One comment

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    varahanarasimha says:

    from Sri Gaura Ganoddesha Dipika:

    119. Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya had formerly been Brhaspati, the foremost scholar in the heavenly planets.

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