Sri Jahnava Thakurani’s subha avirbhav adhivas and Radha Gopinath and Ananga Manjari flower decoration

21 05 2010

Today in Radhakunda at the Gopinath Mandir the adhivas festival for the appearance day of Sri Jahnava Thakurani began. There was special flower decorations done on the altar and the adhivas kirtan began after sandhya aroti. I have posted a little selection of verses about Sri Jahnava Ma from the fourth wave of Sri Sri Ananga Manjari Samputika, by Ramachandra Goswami.

jaya jaya śrī jāhnavā, gopīnātha vallabhā,

bhuvana mohana manohārī

śrī rādhikā priyatamā, rūpa guṇe anupamā

karunāte jagat uddhāri [5]

baladeva śakti dhāma, dharilā jāhnavā nāma,

pūrve chilā anaṅga mañjarī

nityānanda anuraga, eka dehe dui bhāga

dekhāilā jīve kṛpā kori [6]

anaṅga mañjarī yā jāhnavā parikīrtita

vidagdhā rasikā dhīrā gaurāṅgī nayanāmbujā [7]

sūrya dāsa sutā devī sūkṣma vastra vidhāriṇī

hasta pādādi sarvāṅge nānālaṅkara bhūṣitā [8]

śona campaka varṇāḍhyā koṭi candra mukha dyuti

nityānanda guṇollāsī sadā tat pada bhāvinī [9]

anaṅga mañjarī yei, edānī jāhnavā sei,

śarad indu vadana maṇḍalā

śona campaka svarṇa jini, gaura kānti varṇa dhanī

sulāvaṇya parmama ujjvalā [10]

ambujākṣī sumadhurā, vidagdha rasikā dhīrā,

mṛdu smita madhura ṁūratī

nityānanda guṇollāsī, pūrṇānandāmṛta rāśi,

caitanyera priyatamā ati [11]

nityānanda śrī caitanya, nija prāṇa kori jāne,

heno cittya śrīmatī jāhnavā

vīracandra śiṣya yāra, ki jāni mahimā tāra

guṇa carṇe heno āche kebā [12]

akhila jagata jāyā, arva jīve kori dayā,

nityānanda saṁhati vihari

mo adhame ei koro, pāda padme nirantara

rahe mana kabhuj nā pāsari [13]

tomāra mahimā yoto, mui chāra jāni koto,

nija guṇe tāra dayāmayī

koriya karuṇā dṛṣṭi, pūrāho manera iṣṭī

duḥka nāśa koro duḥkajayī [14]

sūrya dāsa paṇḍita sutā, sarva guṇe samanvitā,

pāda-padme nivedana kori

janma hoy yathā tathā, ithe mora nahe vyathā,

svapne yeno tomā nā pāsari [15]

tava pādapadme mati, nirantara rahe sthiti,

heno kṛpā koribe āmāre

mukta-kaṇṭhe boli śuno, vadanete dhari tṛṇa,

ei bhikṣā māgi parihāre [16]

“All glories, all glories to Sri Jahnava, the beloved of Gopinath, who enchants even the enchanter of the world (Krishna)! She is Sri Radhika’s dearmost sister, Her form and qualities are matchless and out of great compassion She redeems the world”

“Baladeva’s shakti is named Jahnava, who was previously known as Ananga Manjari. Out of love for Nityananda She kindly showed two parts in one body, to bestow mercy on the fallen jivas.”

“She who was Ananga Manjari is now famous as Sri Jahnava Thakurani. She is clever, has excellent taste, is grave, is golden-complexioned and has lotus-like eyes. This daughter of Surya Dasa Pandita is a Devi who wears thin garments and whose hands, feet, and all other limbs are decorated with a variety of ornaments. Her complexion is as golden as Campaka flowers and her face shines like a million moons. She is always meditating on Nityananda and is enchanted by His attributes.”

“She who was Ananga Manjari in Krishna-lila is now Jahnava Ma in Gaura-lila. Her face shines like the autumn moon. Her complexion defeats that of a Campaka flower. She is utterly radiant and elegant.”

“She has eyes like lotuses, is very sweet, clever, rasika, and grave. Her sweet form is adorned with a mild smile. She always takes delight in Nityananda’s qualities, she is the full abundance of nectarean ananda, and is very dear to Sri Caitanya.”

“Srimati Jahnava considered Nitai and Caitanya as Her very life, such was the condition of Her heart. Who knows the glories of someone who has a disciple like Prabhu Viracandra? Who can possibly describe Her amazing qualities?”

“She enjoys along with Nityananda, bestowing Her grace upon all of the fallen jivas in the world. Please let a fallen soul like me never forget Your lotus-feet. May they be my constant remembrance.”

“What can a wretch like me know about all of Your glories? You are naturally full of compassion. Please cast a merciful glance upon me and fulfill my desires. Please destroy my misery and make me conquer distress.”

“The daughter of Surya Das is endowed with all good qualities. I pray to Her lotus-feet: ‘Wherever I may take my birth, that will not bother me, as long as I will not forget You even in my dreams!”

“Be so kind to me that I may always remain aware of Your lotus-feet. Please listen, for I tell you this loudly! Holding a straw between my teeth I beg from You this alm.”








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