Jaya Nitananda Arati

Bhagawan NityanandaTo hear this chant being sung, click here.  The singer is Shree Prasad Joshi, Brahmin priest at Ganeshpuri's Nityananda Samadhi Shrine, who served as the head of our Ganeshpuri Music School for five years.

REFRAIN:

jaya jaya arati nityananda

saguna rupi govinda

Hail Hail! I wave lights to you, O Nityananda

You are the divine lord, present in human form

 

verse 1.

prathama dattarupa gheshi

dvitiya shripada hoshi

tritiya narahari hoshi

gangapuri leela davishi

First you became Datta, the original Guru

Secondly you took the form of Shripad

Bhagawan NityanandaThirdly you became Narahari1

You show your play in Gangapuri (this earthly plane)

 

verse 2.

manika prabhu tu hoshi

akkalkota swami hoshi

shir(a)di sainatha hoshi

kaliyugi nityananda banashi

You became Manika Prabhu2

You became Akkalkota Swami3

You became Shirdi Sai Baba4

In our modern age, you became Nityananda

 

verse 3.

aisi aneka rupe tu gheshi

Bhagawan Nityananda's Murtiganeshapuri tu vasashi

bhakta anchi ichha puravishi

balanna bahu avadashi


We have been yearning for so long

You came to reside in Ganeshpuri

You fulfill the desires of devotees

You love the children very much

 

 

1Nrshina Saraswati, a famous Guru in the 16th century

2A saint in Maharashtra, India

3A saint in Maharashtra, in the 19th century

4A famous saint at the beginning of the 20th century