Gupta Govardhan

Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math is situated on the island of Koladwip in Gupta Govardhan within Sri Nabadwip Dham. Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj has composed an arati which narrates the glory of this holy place and the divine service which takes place there.



Śrī Govinda Kuṇḍa Gupta Govardhan Ārati

Srila Bhakti Sundar Govinda Dev-Goswami Maharaj

jaya jaya girirājer ārati viśāla
śrī gaura-maṇḍala-mājhe bhuvana-maṅgala [1]

All glory, all glory to the grand arati of Giriraj in the land of Sri Gaura, which benefits the world!

koladvīpe śobhe gupta-govardhana-rūpa
vyakta hailā śrī govinda kuṇḍe aparūpa [2]

This hidden form of Govardhan beautifies Koladwip and has wonderfully manifested beside Sri Govinda Kunda.

mālatī-mādhavī-kuñja kandare kandare
nigūḍha-nikuñja-līlā hari-manohare [3]

Govardhan’s malati and madhavi groves and caves are the site of the confidential Pastimes that capture the heart of the Lord.

apūrva kuṇḍera śobhā yena sudhābhāṇḍa
surendra-surabhī-sevā-saubhāgya-mārtaṇḍa [4]

The wonderful beauty of Sri Govinda Kunda is like a reservoir of honey. The Kunda manifested from the service of Indra and Surabhi, and the sun of good fortune.

śrī bhakti-rakṣaka deva-gosvāmī śrīdhara
prakāśilā tava sevā dīpta manohara [5]

Srila Bhakti Raksak Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj established your effulgent, heart-capturing service.

śrī chaitanya-sārasvata maṭha suśobhana
yathā nitya sevā kare sārasvata-gaṇa [6]

At beautiful Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math the followers of Srila Saraswati Thakur serve you daily.

gosvāmī śrī-raghunātha dāsere smariyā
nirantara sevā kare antarmaṇā haiyā [7]

Remembering Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu, they continuously engage in heartfelt service.

jaya gupta-govardhana divya-rasālaya
rūpa-raghunāthānuga-bhaktera āśraya [8]

All glory to Hidden Govardhan, the abode of divine rasa which is the shelter of the devotees who follow Srila Rupa Goswami Prabhu and Srila Raghunath Das Goswami Prabhu.

kuliyā-prakāśa tava achintya-mahimā
divā niśi bhakta-vṛnda kare parikramā [9]

Your inconceivable glory is manifest in Kuliya. Day and night devotees circumambulate you.

sevya o sevaka-rūpe nitya parakāśa
sānande ārati dekhe e adhama dāsa [10]

You are eternally manifest as both the Lord and a servitor. This fallen servant observes your arati with joy.