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'Śrī Guru-viraha Ṣaṭakam - Six Verses in Separation from Śrī Guru' is a composition written in sanskrit by Swami B.V. Giri on the day of Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja's disappearance.

Śrī Guru-viraha Ṣaṭakam
(Six Verses in Separation from Śrī Guru)

pauṣe ca sita saptamyāṁ gurur-nṛsiṁha gauravaḥ |
prāgāt paraṁ padaṁ śrēṣṭhaṁ jīvāmi taṁ vinā kathaṁ || 1 ||

“On the seventh lunar day of the waxing moon in the month of Pauṣa, our spiritual master, Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja, entered the supreme abode. O Guru Mahārāja, how am I maintaining my life without you?”

praviṣṭe nitya-kaiṅkarya sēvārthaṁ śrī gurur mudā |
rādhā-govinda nilayaṁ jīvāmi taṁ vinā katham || 2 ||

“To attend on Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Govinda, you entered the divine realm of eternal service. How am I maintaining my life without you?”

virahāt hṛdayaṁ bhagnaṁ naṣṭaṁ jagad idaṁ mama |
sarvaṁ śūnyam-abhūdatra jīvāmi taṁ vinā katham || 3 ||

“Due to separation from you, our hearts are broken and our world has come to an end. Indeed, the entire world now seems to be empty. How am I maintaining my life without you?”

smarāmi tava sat-saṅgaṁ bhajāmi tava sad-guṇaṁ |
karomi tava śikṣaṁ ca jīvāmi tvāṁ vinā katham || 4 ||

“Now I can only remember your divine association, worship your divine qualities, and try to follow your instructions. How am I maintaining my life without you?”

kadā punarahaṁ guro-siṁha tava pāda-padme |
nitya sevāṁ karomi paśyāmi tvāṁ sadā katham || 5 ||

“O lion-like guru, when will I render eternal service unto your lotus feet? How will I constantly see you?”

girirāja-prasādena nṛsiṁha-guru-pan̄cakam |
virahāgni sutaptena racitaṁ giri-svāminā || 6 ||

“Due to the burning fire of separation and by the mercy of Śrī Girirāja Govardhana, Svāmī Giri has composed these six prayers to his guru, Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha.”

yo paṭhati bhaktyā nityaṁ pan̄cakaṁ viraha-yuktaṁ |
prāpnoti guru-gaurava nṛsiṁha kṛpā kaṭākṣam || 7 ||

“One who always chants these six prayers with devotion and a feeling of separation will certainly attain the merciful glance of Śrīla Bhakti Gaurava Narasiṅgha Mahārāja.”

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