(at Thakura Bhaktivinoda's home at Surabhi-kunja in Godruma)
bhaja bhakata-vatsala sri-gaurahari
sri-gaurahari sohi gostha-bihari,
bela-ho'lo, damodara, aisa ekhano
bhoga-mandire bosi' koraho bhojana
nandera nidese baise giri-bara-dhari
baladeva-saha sakha baise sari sari
sukta-sakadi bhaji nalita kusmanda
dali dalna dugdha-tumbi dadhi moca-khanda
mudga-bora masa-bora rotika ghrtanna
saskuli pistaka khir puli payasanna
karpura amrta--keli rambha khira-sara
amrta rasala, amla dwadasa prakara
luci cini sarpuri laddu rasabali
bhojana korena krsna ho'ye kutuhali
raidhikara pakka anna vividha byanjana
parama anande krsna korena bhojana
chale-bale laddu khay sri-madhumangala
bagala bhajay ara deya hari-bolo
radhikadi gane heri' nayanera kone
trpta ho'ye khay krsna jasoda-bhavane
bhojanante piye krsna subasita bari
sabe mukha prakhaloy ho'ye sari sari
hasta-mukha prakhaliya jata sakha-gane
anande bisraima kore baladeva-sane
jambula rasala ane tambula-masala
taha kheye krsna-candra sukhe nidra gela
bisalakha sikhi-puccha-camara dhulaya
apurba sayyaya krsna~ sukhe nidra jaya
jasomati-ajna pe'ye dhanistha-anito
sri-krsna-prasada radha bhunje ho'ye prito
lalitadi sakhi-gana avasesa paya
mane mane sukhe radha-krsna-guna gaya
hari-lila ek-matra jahara pramoda
bhogarati gay thakur bhakativinoda
1) Just worship
Sri Gaurahari, who is always affectionate toward His devotees. He is the same Supreme
Godhead, Krsna, who sported in the cowherd pastures of Vraja and stole the
hearts of Nanda and Yasoda.
2) Mother Yasoda calls to Krsna, "My
dear Damodara, it is very late. Please come right now, sit down in the dining
hall, and take Your lunch."
3) On the direction of Nanda Maharaja,
Krsna, the holder of Govardhana Hill, sits down, and then all the cowherd boys,
along with Krsna's elder brother, Sri Baladeva, sit down in rows to take their
4) They are then served a feast of sukta
and various kinds of green leafy vegetables, then nice fried things, and a
salad made of the green leaves of the jute plant. They are also served pumpkin,
baskets of fruit, small square cakes made of lentils and cooked down milk, then
thick yogurt, squash cooked in milk, and vegetable preparations made from the
tower of the banana tree.
5) Then they receive fried squares of mung
dahl patties, and urad dahl patties, capatis, and rice with ghee. Next, sweets
made with milk, sugar and sesamum, rice flour cakes; thick cooked-down milk;
cakes floating in milk; and sweet rice.
6) There is also sweet rice that tastes
just like nectar due to its being mixed with camphor. There are bananas, and
cheese which is nectarean and delicious. They are also served twelve kinds of
sour preparations made with tamarinds, limes, lemons, oranges, and
7) There are puns made with white flour
and sugar; puns filled with cream; laddus; and dahl patties boiled in sugared
rice. Krsna eagerly eats all of the food.
8) In great ecstasy and joy Krsna eats the
rice, curried vegetables, sweets, and pastries cooked by Srimati Radharani.
9) Krsna's funny brahmana friend
Madhumangala, who is very fond of Laddus, gets them by hook or by crook. Eating
the laddus he shouts, "Haribol! Haribol!~' and makes a funny sound by
swapping his sides under his armpits with his hands.
10) Beholding Radharani and Her
gopifriends out of the courters of His eyes, Krsna eats at the house of mother
Yasoda with great satisfaction.
11) After lunch, Krsna drinks rose-scented
water. Then all of the boys, standing in lines, wash their mouths.
12) After all the cowherd boys wash their
hands and mouths, in great bliss they take rest with Lord Balarama.
13) The two cowherd boys Jambula and Rasala
then bring Krsna pan made with betel nuts, fancy spices, and catechu. After
eating that pin, Sri Krsnacandra then happily goes to sleep.
14) While Krsna happily takes His rest on
an excellent bedstead, His servant Visalaksa cools Him with a fan of peacock
15) At mother Yasoda's request the gopi
Dhanistha brings remnants of food left on Krsna's plate to Srimati Radharani,
who eats them with great delight
16) Lalita-devi and the other gopis then
receive the remnants, and within their hearts they sing the glories of
Radharani and Krsna with great joy.
17) Thakura Bhaktivinoda, whose one and
only Joy is the pastimes of Lord Hari, sings this Bhoga-arati song.