Meaning of nanda nandana gopala

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#1 Meaning of nanda nandana gopala

Post by krishna » 18 Mar 2019, 07:10

Namaskaram
Can I please get the word to word meaning of
nandha nandhana gopala - jaya
navaneetha chora gopala

kandharpa shatha kOti sundhara sukha kara
mandhahAsa sri gOpAlA
brindAvana gO brindha yamuna nandha
chandrAnana sri gOpAla

LeelA mAnusha bAlaka vEsha phalAnuja vigraha gOpAlA
muralidhara muni brindha vichinthitha muktha janAshraya gOpAla

gOpi manmatha gO paripAlaka govardhanO dhara gOpAlA
rAsa mandala nata dhasa janA vana
vAsavAdhinutha gOpAlA

moola kArana mOha varAha lakshmi pAla varAdhipa gOpAla
kOra pavArnava thAraka pAlitha nArayana theertha gOpAla
Thanks,
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#2 Re: Meaning of nanda nandana gopala

Post by rshankar » 19 Mar 2019, 03:33

The lyrics posted need to be corrected in several places, probably because of the use of the tamizh script to write them down (e.g., phalAnuja for balAnuja, kOra for ghOra).
Here are some of the lyrics that I was able to decode from the versions of Priya Sisters and Malladi Brothers posted on youtube. I have posted the lyrics in saMskRtam as well. If Lakshman-ji posts a better version, the remainder can be worked on.

Looking forward to corrections and input from Rajani, Sachi, Smt. Savitri and other

nanda nandana gOpAla - jaya
navanIta cOra gopala

नन्द नन्दन गोपाल - जय
नवनीत चोर गॊपल

Son (nandana) of nanda, kRshNa, who is a cow (gO)-herd (pAla), and a butter (navanIta) thief (cOra)!

kandarpa Sata kOTi
sundara sukhakara
mandahAsa sri gOpAlA

कन्दर्प शत कोटि
सुन्दर सुखकर
मन्दहास श्री गोपाला

gOpAlA, who is more handsome (sundara) than a countless (Sata kOTi - hundred crores) manmathas (kandarpa), who creates (kara) happiness (sukha)!
The divine gOpAlA in the company of lakshmi (SrI), sporting a gentle smile (mandahAsa)!

bRndAvana gObRnda janAnanda
candrAnana Sri gOpAla

बृन्दावन गोबृन्द जनानन्द
चन्द्रानन श्री गोपाल

gOpAlA, with a moon (candra)-like face (Anana), who causes happiness (Ananda) to the group (bRnda) of cowherds (gO jana)!

lIlA mAnusha bAlaka vEsha
balAnuja vigraha gOpAlA

लीला मानुष बालक वेष
बलानुज विग्रह गोपाला

gOpAlA who assumed the guise (vEsha) of a boy (bAlaka), but who in reality, was the very creator of illusory sport (lIlA mAnusha), the one with a handsome form (vigraha), and the younger brother (anuja) of balarAma (bala)

muraLidhara muni bRnda vicintita
mukta janASraya gOpAla

मुरळिधर मुनि बृन्द विचिन्तित
मुक्त जनाश्रय गोपाल

gOpAlA, who holds (dhara) a flute (muraLi), is meditated upon (vicintita) by the collection (bRnda) of sages (muni), and offers refuge (ASraya) to the realized (mukta) souls (jana)!

nanda sunandAdi vandita caraNa ara-
vinda mahOnnata gOpAlA

नन्द सुनन्दादि वन्दित चरण अर-
विन्द महोन्नत गोपाला

The lofty (mahOnnata) gOpAla whose lotus (aravinda)-like feet (caraNa) are worshipped (vandita) by nanda, sunanda, and others (Adi).

gOpi manmatha gO paripAlaka
govardhanOdhara gOpAlA

गोपि मन्मथ गो परिपालक
गॊवर्धनोधर गोपाला

gOpAla, who created a churn in the minds (manmatha) of the gOpis, who is the protector (paripAlaka) of the cows (gO), the one who held up (dhara) the gOvardhan hill.

rAsa maNDala naTa dAsajanAvana
vAsavAdi nuta gOpAlA

रास मण्डल नट दासजनावन
वासवादि नुत गोपाला

gOpAlA, who protects (avana) his devotees (dAsajana), is the dancer (naTa) in the circle of the rAs lIla (rAsa maNDala), and is praised (nuta) by the gods such as Indra (vAsava) and others (Adi)

ghOra bhavArNava tAraka
pAlita nArAyaNa tIrtha gOpAla

घोर भवार्णव तारक
पालित नारायणतीर्थ गोपाल

gOpAla, who helps (people) navigate/go across (tAraka) the agitation (ArNava) caused by this fearful (ghOra) worldly existence (bhava), the one who protects (pAlita) the composer, SrI nArAyaNa tIrtha.
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#3 Re: Meaning of nanda nandana gopala

Post by Lakshman » 19 Mar 2019, 03:55

Here is what I have:

nanda nandana gOvinda krSNa. rAgA: sAvEri. tripuTa tALA. Narayana Tirtha.

P: nanda nandana gOvinda krSNa naumi tE padam
A: mandara bhUdharOddhAra madana gOpAlakrSNa
C1: sarasa sundara hAsa samudita nija bhAsa nirasitAndha tamasa nityAnandarasa
2: aparimita karuNa asura brnda nirharaNa tapanIyAmbarAbharaNa dAsa pOSaNa
3: kalita kastUrI tilaka kamanIya phAlaphalaka lalita trivalipulaka lakSmIpAlaka
4: kaustubha shObhita kaNTha kalita shrI vaikuNTHa vistIrNa dayOtkaNTha vidita shrIkaNTha
5: harihaya maNInIla hATakamaNI kuNDala nArAyaNa lIlA nanditAkhila
6: gOpa ramaNI nayana kumuda candra vadana tApa samAnasa shayana tApanAshana
7: sharaNAgata hitArtha shamsita nata pAtra vara nArAyaNa tIrtha varya puruSArtha
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#4 Re: Meaning of nanda nandana gopala

Post by rshankar » 19 Mar 2019, 17:13

Thank you, Lakshman-ji; unfortunately, the two tarangams are not the same.
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#5 Re: Meaning of nanda nandana gopala

Post by Pratyaksham Bala » 19 Mar 2019, 22:01

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#6 Re: Meaning of nanda nandana gopala

Post by rshankar » 20 Mar 2019, 00:15

Pratyaksham Bala wrote:
19 Mar 2019, 22:01
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Post #2 at -
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The lyrics posted there do not make sense as well.
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#7 Re: Meaning of nanda nandana gopala

Post by krishna » 20 Mar 2019, 19:42

Thank you all for your input. This will be of great help in my choreography

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#8 Re: Meaning of nanda nandana gopala

Post by krishna » 20 Mar 2019, 19:43

I listened to the version sung by Chitra
https://youtu.be/2S5_qhiSd8U
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#9 Re: Meaning of nanda nandana gopala

Post by Lakshman » 20 Mar 2019, 22:29

Sorry rshankar. My mistake. Here is the correct one.

nanda nandana gOpAla jaya. rAgA: dhanyAsi / bilahari. Adi tALA.

P: nanda nandana gOpAla jaya navanIta cOra gOpAla
C1: kandarpa shatakOTi sundara sukhakara mandahAsa shrI gOpAla
brndAvana gO-brnda yamunAnanda candrAnana shrI gOpAla
2: lIlA mAnuSa bAlaka vESa balAnuja vigraha gOpAla
muraLIdhara muni brnda vicintita mukta janAshraya gOpAla
3: nanda su-nandAdi vandita caraNa aravinda mahOnnata gOpAla
bAdhita ripu brNda bOdha rasAnanda sAdhita jadadaNDa gOpAla
4: gOpI manmatha gO-paripAlaka gOvardhanOddhara gOpAla
rAsa maNDala naTa dAsa janAvana vAsavAdi vinuta gOpAla
5: mUla kAraNa mOhavAraka lakSmI bAla varAdhipa gOpAla
ghOra bhavArNava tAraka pAlita nArAyaNa tIrtha gOpAla
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#10 Re: Meaning of nanda nandana gopala

Post by Rajani » 21 Mar 2019, 06:26

Thank you Ravi for the detailed translation.

One small correction - arnava means ocean.
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#11 Re: Meaning of nanda nandana gopala

Post by rshankar » 22 Mar 2019, 00:09

Thank you Rajani! Unfortunately, I can't edit my post anymore. :(
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