Sri Saci-Tanaya Ashtakam : Prayers unto Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (son of Saci)

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Sri Saci Tanaya Ashtakam : Eight Prayers unto Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (Gauranga)
– by Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya

Text One

Ujjwala-varana-gaura-vara-deham
Vilasita-niravadhi-bhava-videham
tri-bhuvana-pavana-kripayah lesham
tam pranamami cha Sri Saci tanayam

Unto He, whose divine bodily complexion resembles that of brilliant gold, whose host of pastimes enact the heights of sublime ecstatic bliss, who purifies the three worlds by an iota of His mercy – unto that son of Saci (Chaitanya Mahaprabhu), I offer my obeisances.

Text Two

Gadagada-antara-bhava-vikaram
Durjana-tarjana-nada-vishalam
Bhava-bhaya-bhanjana-karana-karunam
tam pranamami cha Sri Saci tanayam

Unto He, whose heart is in a state of rapture, transformed by feelings of ecstatic Love, whose thunderous roars menace the persons with a wicked mentality, whose mercy dissipates all fears of mundane existence – unto that son of Saci, I offer my obeisances.

Text Three

Arunambara-dhara-caru-kapolam
Indu-vinindita-nakha-caya-ruciram
Jalpita-nija-guna-nama-vinodam
tam pranamami cha Sri Saci tanayam

Unto He, who wears garments resembling the color of the rising sun, whose cheeks are captivating, whose lustrous fingernails surpass the radiance of the moon, who is immersed in the ecstasy of chanting His own virtues and names – unto that son of Saci, I offer my obeisances.

Text Four

Vigalita-nayana-kamala-jaladharam
Bhushana-nava-rasa-bhava-vikaram
Gati-ati-manthara-nritya-vilasam
tam pranamami cha Sri Saci tanayam

Unto He whose lotus eyes continuously exude a stream of ecstatic tears, whose form is embellished with transformations of ever-fresh mellows of transcendental love, whose elegant gait supplements His divine dancing pastimes – unto that son of Saci, I offer my obeisances.

Text Five

Chanchala-charu-charana-gati-ruchiram
Manjira-ranjita-pada-yuga-madhuram
Chandra-vinindita-sitala-vadanam
tam pranamami cha Sri Saci tanayam

Unto He, whose beautiful dancing and elegant gait are adorned with the sweet tinkling of ankle bells, whose soothing face surpasses the cooling rays of the moon – unto that son of Saci, I offer my obeisances.

Text Six

Dhrita-kati-dora-kamandalu-dandam
Divya-kalevara-mundita-mundam
Durjana-kalmasa-khandana-dandam
tam pranamami cha Sri Saci tanayam

Unto He, who wears the lion-cloth of a mendicant and takes up the staff and water-pot of a sannyasi monk, whose divine body and shaven head are so enchanting, and who vanquishes the sins of the wicked by the rod of chastisement He carries – unto that son of Saci, I offer my obeisances.

Text Seven

Bhushana-bhuraja-alaka-valitam
Kampita-bimbadhara-vara-ruchiram
Malayaja-virachita-ujjwala-tilakam
tam pranamami cha Sri Saci tanayam

Unto He, whose locks of hair are ornamented by the dust raised by His ecstatic dancing, whose captivating lips shiver like matured red Bimba fruits, whose divine form and forehead shine with marks of tilaka and sandalwood – unto that son of Saci, I offer my obeisances.

Text Eight

Nindita-aruna-kamala-dala-nayanam
Ajanulambita-sri-bhuja-yugalam
Kalevara-kaisora-nartaka-vesham
tam pranamami cha Sri Saci tanayam

Unto He, whose lotus eyes defame the hue of the rising sun, whose two beautiful arms extend down to knees, whose divine body is decorated like a youthful dancer – unto that son of Saci, I offer my obeisances.

saci chaitanya son gauranga gaurahari

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