Godruma Dhame Bhajana

Bhaktivinoda Thakur has written this song ”Godruma Dhame Bhajana”. The official Name for this song is ”Bhakti Anukula Matra Karyera Svikara Song 2″. This song is taken from the book Saranagati. Bhaktivinoda Thakura tells us the importance of the Dham Godruma which is non different from Nandagram. He talks about the significance of tilaka markings, tulasi beads as well as taking the names of Lord Krsna and Nitya nanda through Krishna Kirtan.
 
(1)
godruma-dhame bhajana-anukule
mathura-sri-nandisvara-samatule
 
(2)
tahi maha surabhi-kusja-kutire
baithobun hama sura-tatini-tire
 
(3)
gaura-bhakata-priya-vesa dadhana
tilaka-tulasi-mala-sobhamana
 
(4)
campaka, bakula, kadamba, tamal
ropato niramibo kusja visal
 
(5)
madhavi malati uthabun tahe
chaya-mandapa korobun tanhi mahe
 
(6)
ropobun tatra kusuma-vana-raji
juthi, jati, malli virajabo saji’
 
(7)
masce basaobun tulasi-maharani
kirtana-sajja tanhi rakhabo ani’
 
(8)
vaisnava-jana-saha gaobun nam
jaya godruma jaya gaura ki dham
 
(9)
bhakativinoda bhakti-anukul
jaya kusja, musja, sura-nadi-kul
 
 
(1)-(2) On the banks of the celestial Ganges River I will dwell in a cottage at Surabhi-kunj in Godruma-dhama. This land of Godruma is very conductive for performing devotional worship of the Supreme Lord and is nondifferent from the sacred place called Nandagram, located in the holy district of Mathura.
 
(3)-(4) I will put on the garb that is dear to the devotees of Lord Gaurasundara and wear the twelve Vaisnava tilaka markings on my body and beautiful beads of tulasi wood around my neck. Then, by planting flowering trees like Campaka, Bakula, Kadamba, and Tamala, I will make an extensive grove by my cottage.
 
(5)-(8) I will put madhavi and malati creepers on the trees and in this way make a shady bower. I will sow a variety of flowering forests and different kinds of jasmine like yuthi, jati andmalli. All these will be present there, arrayed in a charming fashion. I will install the empress tulasi on an elevated throne on the terrace, then procure all necessary paraphernalia for having kirtana, such as mrdanga drums, karatalas (hand cymbals), and gongs, and place them there.
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