top of page

Ami Aparadhi Jana


hari heāmi aparādhī jana sadā daṇḍya durlakhaṇa

sahasra sahasra doṣe doṣī

bhīma-bhabārṇabodare patita biṣama ghore

gati-hīna gati-abhilāṣī


hari taba pada-dwoye śaraṇe loinu bhoye

kṛpā kori’ koro ātma-sāṭha

tomāra pratijñā ei śaraṇa loibe jei

tumi tā’ra rakhā-kartā nātha


pratijñāte kori’ bhara o madhaba prāṇeśwara

śaraṇa loilo ei dāsa

e bhaktibinoda gāya  tomāra se rāńgā-pāya

deho dāse sebāya bilāsa


1) Oh my Lord Hari! I have been a great offender to You, and thus I am just quite fit to receive punishment for all of my misdeeds. I am sinister and ill-fated, and I am guilty of committing thousands upon thousands of sins. I have somehow fallen into the very belly of the terribly deep, dark, fearsome and horrible ocean of material existence, and I have no shelter at all in this hellish place. Therefore I am greatly desirous of finding some way to get salvation from this dreadful predicament.

2) Hari! Thus I have taken refuge at Your two lotus feet out of intense fear, Please be kind to me and make me Your own property. Your promise is that for whoever takes full shelter of You, then You will become his protector and maintainer, Oh Lord.

3) Completely relaying on Your promise, this servant has now taken full shelter of You as his last hope, oh Madhava! Oh Lord of my life! Bhaktivinoda sings this prayer to You now just to be eternally fixed up in the service of Your two reddish lotus feet.




bottom of page