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Song Name: Svarupa Bhavato Bhavatv Ayam
Official Name: Mahaprabhorastakam
Author: Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura
Book Name: Stavamrta Lahari
Language: Sanskrit

LYRICS:
(1)
svarūpa bhavato bhavatv ayam iti smita-snigdhayā
giraiva raghunātham utpulika-gātram ullāsayan
rahasy upadiśan nija-praṇaya-gūḍha-mudrāḿ svayaḿ
virājatu cirāya me hṛdi sa gauracandraḥ prabhuḥ

(2)
svarūpa mama hṛd-vraṇaḿ bata viveda rūpaḥ kathaḿ
lilekha yad ayaḿ paṭha tvam api tāla-patre 'kṣaram
iti praṇaya-vellitaḿ vidadhad āśu rūpāntaraḿ
virājatu cirāya me hṛdi sa gauracandraḥ prabhuḥ

(3)
svarūpa parakīya-sat-pravara-vastu-nāśecchatāḿ
dadhaj jana iha tvayā paricito na vetīkṣayan
sanātanam uditya vismita-mukhaḿ mahā-vismitaḿ
virājatu cirāya me hṛdi sa gauracandraḥ prabhuḥ

(4)
svarūpa hari-nāma yaj jagad aghoṣayaḿ tena kiḿ
na vācayitum apy athāśakam imaḿ śivānandajam
iti sva-pada-lehanaiḥ śiśum acīkarad yaḥ kaviḿ
virājatu cirāya me hṛdi sa gauracandraḥ prabhuḥ

(5)
svarūpa rasa-rītir ambuja-dṛśām vraje bhaṇyatāḿ
ghana-praṇaya-māna-jā śruti-yugaḿ mamotkaṇṭhate
ramā yad iha māninī tad api lokayeti bruvan
virājatu cirāya me hṛdi sa gauracandraḥ prabhuḥ

(6)
svarūpa rasa-mandiraḿ bhavasi man-mudām āspadaḿ
tvam atra puruṣottame vraja-bhuvīva me vartase
iti sva-parirambhaṇaiḥ pulakinaḿ vyadhāt taḿ ca yo
virājatu cirāya me hṛdi sa gauracandraḥ prabhuḥ

(7)
svarūpa kim apīkṣitaḿ kva nu vibho niśi svapnataḥ
prabho kathaya kim nu tam nava-yuvā varāmbhodharaḥ
vyadhāt kim ayam īkṣyate kim u na hīty agāt tāḿ daśāḿ
virājatu cirāya me hṛdi sa gauracandraḥ prabhuḥ

(8)
svarūpa mama netrayoḥ purata eva kṛṣṇo hasann
apaiti na kara-grahaḿ bata dadāti hā kiḿ sakhe
iti skhalati dhāvati śvasiti ghūrṇate yaḥ sadā
virājatu cirāya me hṛdi sa gauracandraḥ prabhuḥ

(9)
svarūpa-caritāmṛtaḿ kila mahāprabhor aṣṭakaḿ
rahasyatamam adbhutaḿ paṭhati yaḥ kṛtī praty-aham
svarūpa-parivāratāḿ nayati taā śacī-nandano
ghana-praṇaya-mādhurīḿ sva-padayoḥ samāsvādayan

TRANSLATION
1) "Svarupa Damodara, he is yours." With these words affectionately marked with a smile and making Raghunatha dasa so happy the hairs of his body stood erect, Lord Gauracandra gave a sign of His deep love in that secluded place. May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

2) "Svarupa Damodara, how did Rupa Gosvami understand the wound in My heart? Read this verse he wrote about it on this palm leaf." Speaking these words, the Lord made Rupa Gosvami's heart tremble with ecstatic love. May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

3) "Svarupa Damodara, among these aspiring devotees you have not selected one worthy to explain the most exalted parakiya-rasa." With a glance the Lord then singled out the astonished Sanatana Gosvami. May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

4) "Svarupa Damodara, I made the entire universe chant Lord Hari's name. Why can I not make this son of Sivananda Sena chant?" By speaking these words the Lord transformed that child into a great poet. May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

5) "Svarupa Damodara, let the lotus-eyed gopis describe the nectar stream that flows in Vraja. My ears yearn for that stream, which is born from intense jealous love. Here is the jealous goddess of fortune ! Look!" Speaking in this way, may Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

6) "Svarupa Damodara, you are a temple of nectar! You are the home of My happiness! Here in Jagannatha Puri you are My Vraja!" Speaking these words and embracing him, the Lord overwhelmed Svarupa Damodara, making the hairs of his body stand up in ecstasy. May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

7) "Svarupa Damodara, what did I see?"
"Where, my Lord?"
"In a dream at night."
"Tell me, what was it, my Lord."
"It was a youth that was a monsoon cloud."
"What did He do? Do You see Him now?"
"He has not left My sight."
May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

8) "Svarupa Damodara, why does smiling Krsna not come before My eyes? O Friend, why does He not extend His hand to Me?" Again and again He runs, stumbles, sighs, and trembles. May Lord Gauracandra eternally shine in my heart.

9) Lord Caitanya makes a saintly devotee who daily reads these eight wonderful and confidential verses glorifying Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu and filled with the nectar pastimes of the Lord with Svarupa Damodara Gosvami taste the sweetness of deep love for His lotus feet. He makes him a personal associate of Svarupa Damodara.

These prayers are from Stavamrta Lahari , it is like the Sadhana prayers of Srila Visvanath Chakravati Thakura prayers he wrote and offered daily ,the very first prayer in his book is Guruvastakam that we sing daily during mangal artik .So this Mahaprabhor astakam is for daily rembrance and chanting , just like daily we remember the 6 Goswami ,daily we must also remember Srila Svarupa Damodara.He is Lalitadevi incarnated here is the whole Stavamrta Lahari as translated by His grace Kusakrata Prabhu
http://kksongs.org/authors/literature/stavamrta_lahari.html

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Sri Lalita Sakhi exchanging Radharanis Sari because in the nights confusion Radha wore Krsnas Dhoti as a Sari and Krsna wore Radhas blue Sari as a Dhoti ,next morning mother Yasoda asked Krsna why are you wearing Lord Balaramas Dhoti while you are sleeping ?

Everything in Jagannath Puri went through Svarupa Damodara Goswami first , he was not like a puffed up secretary of modern neophyte disciples of some neophyte Guru thinking them being a secretary of their Guru has made them into God.Though he was Gods secretary and Sri Lalita devi herself .Lord Caitanya is Krsna in the mood of Radha so who will be the natural secretary will of course be Svarupa Damodara, just like when someone had to go to Radharani first Lalita Sakhi would screen this person and Lalita would always defend Sri Radha.Like when Radha once wore Sri Krsnas yellow Dhoti after a nikunja pastime at night ,the next morning Jatila thought she had caught Radharani redhanded. However Lalita chastised her that you old fool that is not Krsnas yellow Dhoti but the morning sun blinding you and as fast as lightening replace the Dhoti with another blue Sari .To know these pastimes you will have to hear them from us devotees who have read Krsna Bhavanamrta and Govinda lilamrta or you will have to read such books ..do you dare? A misconception is there that Srila Bhaktisiddhanta Prabhupada said one can not read the books of the 6 Goswami and our acaryas he said one should read them all and DAILY chant 64 rounds.
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Sri Radha with her favorite parrot , that is Suka Sari non different from Srila Sukadeva Goswami

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Paramananda das

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