8 different forms of Lord Gauras Names

March 5, 2012 in Articles, Damaghosa Dasa by Nityananda Rama dasa

Hare Krsna to All
Pranams
All glories to Srila Prabhupada
As Most of you know this Wednesday is the appearance day of Lord  Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
Below is some more nectar that can be realized from His  inexhaustible glories.
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Eight Forms of Gaura’s Name by Sri Raghunandan  Goswami
The following verse gives Gaura’s name in the eight cases of  Sanskrit Grammar:

gauraù sac-caritämåtämåta-nidhir gauraà sadaiva stuve gaureëa  prathitaà rahasya-bhajanaà gauräya sarvaà dade gauräd asti kåpälur atra na  paro gaurasya bhåtyo ’bhavam gaure gauravam äcarämi bhagavan gaura  prabho rakña mäm

(1) Gauraù — Gaura’s ecstatic transcendental pastimes are  like an ocean of nectar. (Gaura as the subject)
(2) Gauram — It is Lord  Gaura who is eternally worshipable. (Gaura as the object)
(3) Gaureëa — It  is through Gaura that the confidential secrets of krsna-bhajana  were revealed. (Gaura as the instrument of action)
(4) Gauräya — Unto  Gaura everything should be given. (Gaura as the recipient of action)
(5)  Gaurät — No one is more merciful than Gaura. (Gaura in a comparative  sense)
(6) Gaurasya — I will become a servant of Gaura. (Gaura in a  relationship)
(7) Gaure — I shall always act by investing all my pride in  Gaura. (Gaura as the reservoir of a quality)
(8) Gaura — O Gaura! My Lord!  Please protect me! (Gaura being addressed directly). ·
The Moon Known as Gaurachandra by Vrindavan Das
jaya jaya rava bhela nadéyä nagare janmilena çré-gauräìga jagannätha  ghare jagan-mätä çacé-devé miçra jagannätha mahänande gagana päola janu  häta
The town of Nadia reverberated with the sounds of ‘Jaya!  Jaya!’ It was the occasion of the birth of Sri Gauranga, who appeared at the  home of Jagannath Misra. Mother Sachi, who was like the mother of  the entire world, and Jagannath Misra raised their hands in the sky in  their great ecstasy.

grahaëa samaye pahuì äélä avané çaìkha-näda hari-dhvani  cäri bhite çuni nadéyä nägaré-gaëa deya jaya-kära ulu-dhvani hari-dhvani  änanda apära

As the time for the lunar eclipse approached, loud sounds of  conch shells and the chanting of the holy names of Lord Hari could be heard  in all four directions. The residents of Nadia loudly chanted, “Jaya! Jaya!” along with making the traditional ulu sound accompanied by the names of Lord  Hari. In this way, great joy was spread everywhere.
päpa rähu avané kariyächila gräsa pürëa-çaçé gaura pahuì te bhela  prakäça gauracanda-candra prema-amåta siïcibe våndävana-däsa kahe päpatama  yäbe
When the sinful Rahu planet covered the moon in the sky, the  full moon known as Gaurachandra became manifest in this world. The moon known  as Lord Gaurachandra nourished the great nectar of love of Godhead in this  world. Vrindavan Das says that this love of God has driven away all the sins  of this world.