Chapter 1 - Invoking Auspiciousness
pranamaha narayana anadi nidhan sṛṣṭi-sthiti-pralaya jata tahara karan
pranamaha-obeisances; narayaṇa-to Lord Narayaṇa; anadi-beginningless; nidhan-dissolution; jata-from whom; tahara-from Him; karaṇ-creation.
I offer my respectful obeisances to Lord Nārāyaṇa, who has no beginning, and who is the creator, maintainer, and destroyer of the material worlds.
eka-bhabe banda hari joḍa kari hat nanda-nandana kṛṣṇa mora praṇa-nath
eka- banda-I offer my respectful obeisances; hari-to Lord Hari; joḍa-joining; kari-doing; hat-palms; nanda-nandana kṛṣṇa-Kṛṣṇa the son of nanda Maharaja; mora prana-nath-my life and soul.
With folded hands I offer my prayers unto Kṛṣṇa, the son of Nanda Maharaja, who is my life and soul.*
Note: In Śri Caitanya-caritamṛta, (Madhya 15.99-100), Lord Caitanya praises this verse and this book. He says:
Śri Caitanya Mahaprabhu then said: Gunaraja Khan of Kulīna-grama compiled a book named Śri Kṛṣṇa-vijaya in which there is a sentence revealing the author's ecstatic love of Kṛṣṇa.
Śri Caitanya Mahaprabhu then said: `Kṛṣṇa, the son of Maharaja Nanda, is my life and soul.' By this statement I am sold into the hands of the descendents of Gunaraja Khan.' "
brahma maheśwara banda sṛṣṭira sahay ganapati pranamaha bighna-hara tay
brahma-to Brahma; maheśwara-Śiva; banda-I bow; sṛṣṭira-of creation; sahay-help; ganapati-to Ganesa; pranamaha-I bow; bighna-hara-who removes obstacles; tay-to him.
I offer my respectful obeisances to Brahma and Śiva who help in the creation of the material world, and to Ganeśa, who removes obstacles.
sarba-deba-ganer bandiya caraṇ kṛṣṇera caritra kichu karila racan
sarba-deba-gaṇeḥ-of all the demigods; bandiya-bowing; caraṇ-to the feet; kṛṣṇera-of Lord Kṛṣṇa; caritra-the pastimes; kichu-something; karila-do; racan-writing.
I bow down to the feet of all the demigods. Now I will write something of Lord Kṛṣṇa's pastimes.