By Ray Shekhar
For information about the poet Ray Shekhar, see Bindu issue 66. (Kāmoda-rāga)
sundara sundara gaurāga sundara, sundara sundara rūpa
sundara pirīti rājyera ye-mati sugha a sundara bhūpa
Beautiful, beautiful is Lord Gaurangasundara. Beautiful, beautiful is His form. He is the beautiful king of the beautiful realm of ecstatic spiritual love.
sundara vadane sundara hāsani, sundara sundara śobhā
sundara nayāne sundara cāhani, sundara mānasa lobhā
Beautiful is His face. Beautiful are His smiles and laughter. Beautiful, beautiful is His glory. Beautiful are His eyes. Beautiful are His glances. Beautiful are the spiritual longings in His heart.
sundara nāsāte sundara tilaka, sundara dekhite ati
sundara śravane sundara kuntala, sundara tāhāra jyoti
Beautiful is His nose. Beautiful is His tilaka. His is sublimely beautiful to see. Beautiful are His ears. Beautiful is His hair. Beautiful is His effulgence.
sundara mastake sundara kuntala, sundara meghera pārā
sundara gīmete sundara dolaye, sundara kusuma-hārā
Beautiful is His head. Beautiful is His hair. He is like a beautiful cloud. Beautiful is the flower garland that beautifully sways to and fro on His beautiful neck.
sundara nadīyā-nagare bihāra, sundara caitanya-cānda
sundara līlāra saundarya nā bujhe, śekhara janama āndha
Beautiful is Lord Chaitanya Chandra who enjoys pastimes in beautiful Nadiya-nagara. Not understanding the glorious grace of His beautiful pastimes, Shekhara Ray remains blind from birth.
— Dasarath Suta Das. Radha Krishna Nectar. Nectar Books. Union City, Georgia. 1992. — Jagadbandhu Bhadra. Gaura-pada-tara
ginī. Sri Gauranga Press. Calcutta. 1931.
– An expert from Sri Krishna-kathamrta Bindu, a free bi-monthly magazine service provided by Gopal Jiu Publications.