108 Names of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu | Gauranga Ashtottara ShataNamaVali

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Gauranga Chaitanya Ashtottara Shata Nama

Sri Gauranga Ashtottara Shata Nama (Ashtottara ShataNamaVali) are the 108 names of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. The following amazing all-purifying verses have been composed by Sri Sarvabhauma Bhattacharya to disseminate the glories of Lord Gauranga all over the creation. Below are their translations for the pleasure of all the devotees of Lord Gauranga.

namaskrtya pravaksyami deva-devam jagad-gurum
namnam-astottara-satam caitanyasya mahatmanah

After offering my respectful obeisances unto Lord Chaitanya, who is a great soul, the Lord of all Lords, and the spiritual master of the entire universe, I will now narrate His 108 holy names.

visvambharo jita-krodho maya-manusa-vigrahah
amayi mayinam sretho vara-deso dvijottamah

  • Viswambhara – He supports and sustains the creation
  • Jita Krodha – He is triumphant over the influence of ordinary worldly anger
  • Maya Manusha vigraha – He assumes the illusory form of a human
  • Amayi – He is bereft of deceitful behaviour
  • Mayinam ShresthaHe is the chief of transcendental cheaters
  • Vara desha – He appears in the best of lands
  • Dvijottama – He is best among the brahmanas

Jagannatha-priya-sutah pitr-bhakto maha-manah
lakshmi-kantah Saci-putrah premado bhakta-vatsalah

  • Jagannatha-priya-suta – He is the dearest son of Jagannatha Mishra
  • Pitri bhakta – He is devoted to His father
  • Maha mana – He has great mental prowess
  • Lakshmi kanta – He is the beloved husband of the Goddess of fortune (Lakshmi)
  • Sachi Putra – He is the son of mother Saci
  • Premada – He is the bestower of ecstatic loving devotion
  • Bhakta vatsala – He is very devoted and affectionate towards His devotees

dvija-priyo dvija-varo vaishnava-prana nayakah
dvi-jati-pujakah santah srivasa-priya isvarah

  • Dvija Priya – He is very dear to the brahmanas
  • Dvija vara –  He is the best amongst the brahmanas
  • Vaishnava prana nayakah – He is the hero and the very life and soul of the Vaishnavas (devotees)
  • Dvi jati pujakah – He is also the worshiper of the brahmanas
  • Shanta – He is peaceful and serene
  • Srivasa Priya – He is very dear to Srivasa Pandita
  • Isvara – He is the supreme controller

tapta-kanchana-gaurangah simha-grivo maha-bhujah
pita-vasa rakta-pattah sad bhujo ‘tha catur-bhujah

  • Tapta kanchana Gauranga – His complexion resembles molten gold
  • Simha Griva – His neck is like that of a lion’s
  • Maha bhuja – His arms are very strong and powerfully built
  • Pita vasa – He dresses in yellow clothes (as a householder)
  • Rakta patta – He dresses in red clothes (as a sannyasi)
  • Sad bhuja – He manifests a six armed form
  • Catur bhuja – He manifests a four armed form

Gauranga Chaitanya Ashtottara Shata Nama

dvi-bhujas gada-panih cakri padma-dharo ‘malah
panca-janya-dharah sarngi venu-panih surottamah

  • Dvi bhuja – He also manifests a two armed form
  • Gada pani –  He is the wielder of the mace
  • Chakri – He is the holder of the discus
  • Padma dhara – He holds a lotus flower
  • Amala – He is sinless
  • Pancha janya dhara – He carries the pancha janya conch shell
  • Sharngi – He carries a bow
  • Venu pani – He holds a flute
  • Surottama – He is the chief of all divine personalities

kamalaksesvarah prito gopa-liladharo yuva
nila-ratna-dharo rupya-hari kaustubha-bhusanah

  • kamalaksesvarah – He is the Lord of lotus-eyed Lakshmi (goddess of fortune)
  • Prita – He is dear to all living entities
  • Gopi leela-dhara – He is the abode of cowherding pastimes
  • Yuvra – He is supremely youthful
  • Nila ratna dhara – He fancies wearing sapphires
  • Rupya hari – He likes to wear silver necklaces
  • Kaustubha bhusana – He is ornamented with kaustubha gem

srivatsa-lanchano bhasvan-mani-dhrk kanja-locanah
tatanka-nila-srih rudra-lila-kari guru-priyah

  • Srivatsa Lanchana –  He is adorned with the mark of Srivatsa
  • Bhasvan mani dhrik – His body is embellished with many wonderful jewels
  • Kanja Lochana – His eyes possess a shape of a beautiful lotus petal
  • Tatanka nila shri – He adorns sapphire earrings
  • Rudra lila kari –  Sometimes He enacts the pastimes of Lord Shiva
  • Guru priya – He is very dear to His spiritual master

sva-nama-guna-vakta ca namopadesa-dayakah
acandala-priyah suddhah sarva-prani-hite ratah

  • Sva nama guna vakta – He is aware of the glories of His own holy name
  • Namopadesha dayaka – He teaches about the glories of His holy names
  • Achandala priya – He is dear to even the lowest outcastes
  • Shuddha – His character is spotless
  • Sarva prani hite rata – He is engaged in the welfare of all living entities

visvarupanujah sandhyavatarah sitalasayah
nihsima-karuno gupta atma-bhakti-pravartakah

  • Visvarupanujah – He is the younger brother of Visvarupa
  • Sandhyavatara – He appeared during dusk
  • Shitalashaya – He desires mitigating the sufferings of all living entities
  • Nihsima karuna – His possesses unlimited compassion
  • Gupta – He is very grave and reserved
  • Atma bhakti pravartaka – He preaches devotion unto Himself

Gauranga saci mata

mahanando nato nrtya-gita-nama-priyah kavih
arti-priyah sucih suddho bhavado bhagavat-priyah

  • Mahananda – He is always absorbed in the highest bliss
  • Nata – Sometimes He performs as a dramatic actor
  • Nritya gita nama priya – He is fond of dancing, singing, and chanting of the Lord’s holy names.
  • Kavi – He is a learned scholar and poet
  • Arti priya – He is dear to those who are in distress
  • Suci – He is meticulously clean
  • Suddha – He is spotlessly pure
  • Bhavada – He bestows ecstatic loving emotions
  • Bhagavat Priya – He is fond of exalted devotees

indradi-sarva-lokesa-vandita-sri-padambujah
nyasi-cudamanih Krishnah sannyasasrama-pavanah

  • Indradi sarva lokesha vandita Sri Padambhuja – His divine lotus feet are worshiped by Indra and the rulers of various heavenly planets
  • Nyasi Chudamani – He is the crest jewel of all renunciates
  • Krishna – He is none other than Lord Krishna, the all-attractive Supreme Personality of Godhead.
  • Sannyasashrama pavana – He is the purifier of renounced order of life

Caitanyah Krishna-caitanyo danda-dhrg nyasta-dandakah
avadhuta-priyo nityananda-sad-bhuja-darsakah

  • Chaitanya – He is the living force of all creation
  • Krishna Chaitanya – He is the all-attractive living force
  • Danda dhrik – He carries the sannyasa staff (being a renounced)
  • Nyasta dandaka – He abandons the sannyasa staff
  • Avadhuta priya – He is dear to Nityananda prabhu (the divine madman)
  • Nityananda sad bhuja darshaka – He manifests His six-armed form to Nityananda

Mukunda siddhi do dino vasudevamrita pradah
Gadadhara prana natha arti ha sarana pradah

  • Mukunda siddha da – He bestows perfection to His devotee Mukunda
  • Dina – He is meek and humble
  • Vasudevamrita prada – He bestows nectar of devotion unto this devotee Vasudeva (the leper)
  • Gadadhara prana natha – He is the life and soul of Gadadhara Pandita
  • Arti ha – He eliminates the distress of His devotees
  • Sharana prada – He is the ultimate shelter of His devotees

akincana-priyah prano guna-grahi jitendriyah
adosa-darsi sumukho madhurah priya-darsanah

  • Akinchana priya – He is dear to those who possess nothing
  • Prana – He is the life of the entire creation
  • Gunagrahi – He accepts only the good qualities of others
  • Jitendriyah – He wins over the influence of material senses
  • Adosha darshi – He is blind to the faults of others
  • Sumukha – His face is bright and auspicious
  • Madhura – He is supremely sweet
  • Priya darsanah – He is very precious to behold

pratapa-rudra-samtrata ramananda-priyo guruh
ananta-guna-sampannah sarva-tirthaika-pavanah

  • Pratapa rudra samtrata – He is the deliverer of Maharaja Pratapa Rudra
  • Ramananda Priya – He is the beloved of Ramananda Raya
  • Guru – He is the spiritual master of all living beings
  • Ananta Guna sampannah – He is endowed with unlimited good qualities
  • Sarva tirthaika pavana – He is the sole purifier of all places of pilgrimage

Gauranga Chaitanya Ashtottara Shata Nama

Vaikuntha natho lokeso bhaktabhimata rupa dhrk
Narayano maha yogi jnana bhakti pradah prabhuh

  • Vaikuntha natha – He is the Lord of Vaikuntha, the spiritual world
  • Lokesha – He is the Lord of the material world
  • Bhaktabhimata rupa dhrik – He manifests 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 yogi
  • Jnana bhakti pradah – He bestows the intellectual knowledge concerning devotion
  • Prabhu – He is the Lord and the master of all.

Piyusa vachanah prithvi pavanah satya vak sahah
Oda desa jananandi sandohamrita rupa shark

  • Piyusha vachana – His words are showers of pure nectar
  • Prithvi pavana – He is the deliverer of the earth
  • Satya vak – He always speaks truthfully
  • Saha – He can endure all forms of distress
  • Oda desha jananandi – He charms the people of Orissa
  • Sandohamrita rupa dhrik – He personifies the form of all universal nectar

yah pathed pratar utthaya caitanyasya mahatmanah
sraddhya parayopetah strotram sarvagha nasanam
prema bhaktir harau tasya jayate natra samsayah

It is advised one faithfully approaches and recites this transcendental sin-destroying prayer in the morning to Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, the great soul. One who does this shall feel the awakening of ecstatic loving devotion unto Lord Hari; of this, there is no ambiguity.

asadhya-roga-yukto ’pi mucyate roga-sankatat
sarvaparadha-yukto ’pi so’ paradhat pramucyate

Even if one is troubled 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 consequences.

Gauranga Chaitanya Ashtottara Shata Nama

phalguni-paurnamasyan tu caitanya-janma-vasare
sraddhaya paraya bhaktya maha-stotram japan purah
yad yat prakurute kamam tat tad evaciral labhet

If one chants this great prayer with faith and devotion on Lord Chaitanya’s appearance day (Gaura Purnima – the full moon day in the month of Phalguna), then their pure desires are perpetually attained.

aputro vaisnavam putram labhate natra samsayah
ante caitanya-devasya smrtir bhavati sasvati

If a devotee couple yearns to have a child but is unable to do so, then they shall obtain a Vaishnava child without a doubt. And at the time of their death, they will attain remembrance of Sri Chaitanya and enter into His eternal pastimes.

 

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