Sri Nityananda Astottara Sata Nama Stotram by Sarvabhauma Bhattacarya

invocation mantra: śrimān-nityānanda-candrāya namaḥ  

 

(1) nityānandam ahaḿ vande, karṇe lambita-mauktikam

caitanyāgraja-rūpeṇa, pavitrī-kṛta-bhūtalam

 

(2) praṇamya śri-jagannāthaḿ, nityānanda-mahāprabhum

nāmnām aṣṭottara-śatam, pravakṣyāmi mudākaram

 

(3) nīlāmbara-dharaḥ śrimāl-lāńgulī-muṣala-priyaḥ

saṇkarṣaṇaś candra-varṇo yadūnāḿ kula-mańgalaḥ

 

(4) gopikā-ramaṇo rāmo vṛndāvana-kalā-nidhiḥ

kādambarī sudhā-matto gopa-gopī-gaṇāvṛtaḥ

 

(5) gopī-maṇḍala-madhya-stho rāsa-tāṇḍava-paṇditaḥ

ramaṇī-ramaṇaḥ kāmī mada-ghurṇita-locanaḥ

 

 

 

(6)

 

rāsotsava-pariśrānto gharma-nīrāvṛtānanaḥ

 

kālindī-bhedanotsāhī nīra-krīḍā-kutūhalaḥ

 

 

 

(7)

 

gaurāśrayaḥ śamaḥ ṣānto māyā-mānuṣa-rūpa-dhṛk

 

nityānandāvadhūtaś ca yajña-sūtra-dharaḥ sudhīḥ

 

 

 

(8)

 

patita-prāṇa-daḥ pṛthvī-pāvano bhakta-vatsalaḥ

 

premānanda-madonmatta brahmādi-nāma-gocaraḥ

 

 

 

(9)

 

vana-māla-dharo hārī rocanādi-vibhūṣitaḥ

 

nāgendra-śuṇḍa-dor-daṇḍa-svarṇa-kańkaṇa-maṇḍitaḥ

 

 

 

(10)

 

gaura-bhakti-rasollāsaś calac-cañcala-nūpuraḥ

 

gajendra-gati-lāvaṇya-sammohita-jagaj-janaḥ

 

 

 

(11)

 

samvīta-śubha-līla-dhṛk romāñcita-kalevaraḥ

 

ho! ho! dhvani-sudhāśiś ca mukha-candra-virājitaḥ

 

 

 

(12)

 

sindhūrāruṇa-susnigdha subimbādhara-pallavaḥ

 

sva-bhakta-gaṇa-madhya-stho revatī-prāṇa-nāyakaḥ

 

 

 

(13)

 

lauha-daṇḍa-dharo śṛńgī veṇu-pāṇiḥ pratāpavān

 

pracaṇḍa-kṛta-huṇkāraḥ mattaḥ pāṣaṇḍa-mārdanaḥ

 

 

 

(14)

 

sarva-bhakti-mayo deva āśramācāra-varjitaḥ

 

guṇātīto guṇa-mayo guṇavān nartana-priyaḥ

 

 

 

(15)

 

tri-guṇātmā guṇa-grāhī saguṇo guṇinām varaḥ

 

yogī yoga-vidhātā ca bhakti-yoga-pradarśakaḥ

 

 

 

(16)

 

sarva-śakti-prakāśāngī mahānanda-mayo naṭaḥ

 

sarvāgama-mayo dhīro jñāna-do mukti-daḥ prabhuḥ

 

 

 

(17)

 

gauḍa-deśa-paritrātā  premānanda-prakāśakaḥ

 

premānanda-rasānandī rādhikā-mantra-do vibhuḥ

 

 

 

(18)

 

sarva-mantra-svarūpaś ca kṛṣṇa-paryańka-sundaraḥ

 

rasa-jño rasa-dātā ca rasa-bhoktā rasāśrayaḥ

 

 

 

(19)

 

brahmeśādi-mahendrādya-vandita-śrī padāmbujaḥ

 

sahasra-mastakopeto rasātala-sudhākaraḥ

 

 

 

(20)

 

kṣīrodārṇava-sambhūtaḥ kuṇḍalaikāvataḿsakaḥ

 

raktopala-dharaḥ śubhro nārāyaṇa-parāyaṇaḥ

 

 

 

(21)

 

apāra-mahimānanto nṛ-doṣādarśinaḥ sadā

 

dayālur durgati-trātā kṛtānto duṣṭa-dehinām

 

 

 

(22)

 

mañju-dāśarathir vīro lakṣmaṇaḥ sarvaval-labhaḥ

 

sadojjvalo rasānandī vṛndāvana-rasa-pradaḥ

 

 

 

(23)

 

pūrṇa-prema-sudhā-sindhur nātya-līlā-viśāradaḥ

 

koṭīndu-vaibhavaḥ śrīmān jagad-āhlāda-kārakaḥ

 

 

 

(24)

 

gopālaḥ sarva-pālaś ca sarva-gopāvataḿsakaḥ

 

 

 

(25)

 

māghe māsi site pakṣe trayo-daśyāḿ tithau sadā

 

upoṣaṇaḿ pūjanaḿ ca śrī-nityānanda-vāsare

 

yad yat saḥ kurute kāmaḿ tat tad eva labhen naraḥ

 

 

 

(26)

 

asādhya-roga-yukto’pi

 

mucyate gada-bhīṣaṇāt

 

aputraḥ sādhu-putraḿ ca

 

labhate nātra saḿśayaḥ

 

 

 

(27)

 

nityānanda-svarūpasya

 

nāmnām aṣṭottaraḿ śatam

 

yaḥ paṭhet prātar utthāya

 

saḥ premni labhed dhruvam

 

 

 

TRANSLATION

 

Invocation: I offer my humble obeisances to the transcendental moon Lord Sriman Nityananda Prabhu.

 

 

 

1) I humbly bow down to and glorify Lord Sri Nityananda Prabhu, on whose beautiful left lotus ear one elegant pearl ornament is swinging. Accepting the role as the elder brother of the Supreme Lord Gauranga Mahaprabhu, Lord Nityananda Prabhu sanctified the whole world and purified all the living entities.

 

 

 

2) Offering prostrated obeisances before Sri Nityananda Mahaprabhu, master of the universe, I shall now proclaim His one hundred and eight names, which awaken ecstasy in the heart.

 

 

 

3) Nilambara-dhara: Sri Nityananda wears blue garments.

 

Srimat-languli: He wields a splendid plow (as His weapon).

 

Musala-priya: He delights in fighting with the club.

 

Sankarsana: and causes integration of the cosmic manifestation.

 

Candra-varna: His complexion is like the moon.

 

Mangala: and He creates auspiciousness.

 

Yadunam kula: for the Yadu dynasty.

 

 

 

4) Gopika-ramana: Sri Nityananda delights in the company of the gopis

 

Rama: He is the supreme enjoyer

 

Vrndavana-kala-nidhi: the moon of Vrndavana

 

Kadambari: decorated by garlands of kadamba flowers.

 

Sudha-matta: intoxicated by honey nectar

 

Avrta: and surrounded

 

Gana: by a multitude

 

Gopa-gopi: of cowherds and cow maids

 

 

 

5) Gopi-mandala-madhya-stha: Sri Nityananda Prabhu stands amidst a circle of milkmaids

 

Pandita: He is a consummate scholar

 

Rasa-tandava: of exuberant rasa-dancing

 

Ramana: He is the lover

 

Ramani: of the beautiful young girls (of Vraja)

 

Kami: Sri Nityananda Prabhu feels amorous sentiments

 

Mada-ghurnita-locana: and His eyes roll in intoxication

 

 

 

6) Parisranta: Sri Nityananda Prabhu becomes exhausted

 

Rasa-utsava: in the rasa festival

 

Anana: and His face

 

Avrta: is covered

 

Gharma-nira: by drops of perspiration

 

Utsahi: That Lord showed His great might

 

Kalindi-bhedana: as He divided the Kalindi river into many streams with His plowshare

 

Kutuhala: He is eager

 

Nira-krida: to engage in water sports

 

 

 

7) Gaura-asraya: Sri Nityananda takes shelter of Gaura

 

Sama: He is equipoised

 

Santa: peaceful

 

Maya-manusa-rupa-dhrk: and accepts the apparent form of a man

 

Nitya-ananda: Lord Nityananda is ever blissful

 

Avadhuta: and is not bound by social convention

 

Yajna-sutra-dhara: He wears a sacred thread for performing sacrifice

 

Sudhi: and has exquisite intelligence

 

 

 

8) Patita: To those fallen (in the world of birth and death)

 

Prana-da: Sri Nityananda bestows the energy of spiritual life

 

Prthvi-pavana: He purifies the earth

 

Bhakta-vatsala: Sri Nityananda is affectionate to His devotees.

 

Mada-unmatta: and mad with intoxication

 

Prema-ananda: of the bliss of Krsna-prema

 

Nama-gocara: His names are known

 

Brahma-adi: by Brahma (Haridasa) and other devotees

 

 

 

9) Vana-mala-dhara: Sri Nityananda wears a garland of forest flowers

 

Hari: and a necklace of pearls

 

Rocana-adi-vibhusita: Sri Nityananda is ornamented by yellow rocana ointment and so forth

 

Nagendra-sunda-doh-danda: His arms, which resemble the trunks of elephants

 

Svarna-kankana-mandita: are decorated by golden bangles

 

 

 

10) Gaura-bhakti-rasa-ullasa: Sri Nityananda delights in the mellows of devotion to Gaura

 

Calat-cancala-nupura: His anklets ring and His body sways to and fro

 

Gajendra-gati: as He strolls about like the king of elephants

 

Jagat-jana: causing the people of the world

 

Lavanya-sammohita: to become completely fascinated by His beauty

 

 

 

11) Dhrk: Sri Nityananda accepts

 

Subha-lila: auspicious pleasure-pastimes

 

Samvita: which cover (His identity as the Supreme Lord)

 

Roma: The hair follicles

 

Kalevara: of His body

 

Ancita: expand (like kadamba flowers)

 

Sudha-asi: Sri Nityananda grants nectarean benedictions

 

Ho! Ho! Dhvani: as He cries out, "Ho! Ho!"

 

Mukha: His face

 

Virajita: shines

 

Candra: like the full moon

 

 

 

12) Adhara-pallava: Sri Nityananda´s blossoming lips

 

Susnigdha: are tender

 

Aruna: and red

 

Sindhura-subimba: like vermilion or luscious bimba fruit

 

Sva-bhakta-gana-madhya-stha: He resides amidst the host of His devotees

 

Nayaka: Sri Nityananda (who is none other than Lord Balarama) is the Lord

 

Revati-prana: of Revati-rani´s life breath

 

 

 

13) Lauha-danda-dhara: Sri Nityananda wields an iron staff

 

Srngi: and wears wonderful ornaments

 

Venu-pani: He holds a bamboo flute

 

Pratapavan: Sri Nityananda is very chivalrous

 

Krta-hunkara: and He roars

 

Pracanda: very fiercely

 

Matta: displaying the symptoms of divine madness (in His ecstasy of love for Krsna)

 

Pasanda-mardana: as He subdues the atheists

 

 

 

14) Maya: Sri Nityananda is imbued

 

Sarva-bhakti: with all devotional attributes

 

Deva: He is the lord of luster

 

Varjita: and He abandons

 

Asrama-acara: the standard behavior of all asramas

 

Guna-attita: Sri Nityananda is transcendental to mundane qualities

 

Guna-maya: He is filled with sublime qualities

 

Gunavan: and is the embodiment of exalted qualities

 

Nartana-priya: Sri Nityananda delights in dancing.

 

 

 

15) Tri-guna-atma: Sri Nityananda is the original source of the three material qualities (goodness, passion, and ignorance.)

 

Grahi: Sri Nityananda accepts (only)

 

Guna: the good qualities of a person

 

Su-guna: Sri Nityananda´s qualities are transcendental

 

Vara: and He is the best

 

Guninam: of all persons endowed with sublime qualities

 

Yogi: Sri Nityananda is (always) in union (with Sri Krsna Caitanya)

 

Yoga-vidhata: Sri Nityananda bestows yoga (union) (with Sri Krsna Caitanya)

 

Pradarsaka: Sri Nityananda proclaims

 

Bhakti-yoga: the glories of devotional union (with Sri Krsna)

 

 

 

16) Sarva-sakti: All powers

 

Prakasa: arise

 

Angi: from Sri Nityananda´s body

 

Maya: Sri Nityananda is filled

 

Maha-ananda: with immense bliss

 

Nata: He is the best of dancers

 

Sarva-agama-maya: Within Sri Nityananda all holy scriptures reside.

 

Dhira: Sri Nityananda is sober

 

Da: He is the bestower

 

Jnana: of transcendental knowledge

 

Da: and the giver

 

Mukti: of liberation

 

Prabhu: Sri Nityananda is the Master

 

 

 

17) Paritrata: Sri Nityananda is the savior

 

Gauda-desa: of the land of Gauda

 

Prakasaka: Sri Nityananda reveals

 

Prema-ananda: the bliss of Krsna-prema

 

Rasa-anandi: Sri Nityananda tastes delight in the mellows

 

Prema-ananda: of the bliss of love for Krsna

 

Da: Sri Nityananda gives

 

Radhika-mantra: the mantra for worshipping Srimati Radhika

 

Vibhu: Sri Nityananda is self-controlled and all pervasive.

 

 

 

18) Svarupa: Sri Nityananda is the original form

 

Sarva-mantra: of all mantras

 

Sundara: and He becomes the beautiful

 

Paryanka: bedstead

 

Krsna: of Krsna (Caitanya)

 

Rasa-jna: Sri Nityananda is adept in the science of rasa

 

Rasa-data: He is the bestower of rasa

 

Rasa-bhokta: and the enjoyer of rasa

 

Rasa-asraya: Sri Nityananda is the abode of rasa

 

 

 

19) Sri-pada-ambuja: His beautiful lotus-like feet

 

Vandita: are offered worship

 

Brahma-isa-adi-maha-indra-adya: by the devas headed by Brahma, Siva, and Indra

 

Upeta: Sri Nityananda has

 

Sahasra-mastaka: thousands of heads (in His form as Sesa-naga)

 

Kara: and causes

 

Rasatala-sudha: the residents of the lower planetary systems to taste nectar

 

 

 

20) Sambhuta: Sri Nityananda is born

 

Ksira-udarnava: of the milk ocean

 

Avatamsaka: He is ornamented

 

Kundala-eka: by a single earring

 

Rakta-utpala-dhara: He holds a red lotus

 

Subhra: His complexion is white

 

Narayana-parayana: and He is wholly dedicated to Gaura Narayana

 

 

 

21) Apara-mahima: Sri Nityananda possesses unbounded glories

 

Ananta: for He is limitless

 

Sada: Sri Nityananda eternally

 

Adarsina: overlooks

 

Nr-dosa: the vices of mankind

 

Dayalu: He is merciful

 

Trata: and is the savior

 

Durgati: from catastrophe

 

Krta-anta: Sri Nityananda makes an end (awards death)

 

Dusta-dehinam: to evil embodied beings

 

 

 

22) Manju: Sri Nityananda is the charming

 

Dasarathi: son of Dasaratha (Laksmana)

 

Vira: He is the greatest hero

 

Laksmana: and (the avatara of) Laksmana

 

Labha: By gaining Nityananda

 

Sarvavat: one gains everything

 

Sada ujjvala: He is always effulgent

 

Rasa-anandi: engladdened by the transcendental relationships of Krsna consciousness

 

Vrndavana-rasa-prada: and He bestows Vrndavana rasa

 

23) Sindhu: Sri Nityananda is the ocean, Sudha: of the nectar, Purna-prema: of full love for Krsna,  Visarada: and He is expert, Natya-lila: in pastimes of drama, Vaibhava: His presence has the cooling power, Koti-indu: of millions of moons, Sriman: Sri Nityananda is illustrious, Jagat-ahlada-karaka: and He gladdens the whole world

24) Gopala: Sri Nityananda is a cowherd, Pala: the protector, Sarva: of all (living beings), Avatamsaka: and the crest-jewel, Sarva-gopa: of all cowherd boys 

25) One who fasts without deviation and offers worship on the appearance day of Sri Nityananda, which is the thirteenth day of the bright fortnight in the month of Magha, will receive whatever wish one may desire.

26) Even though infected, a man becomes freed from that terrible malady. A sonless man who worships Him receives a godly son, without a doubt.

27) One who rises early in the morning and recites the Hundred and Eight Names of Sri Nityananda Svarupa truly achieves love of Krsna.