Prabhu mama priyatama

Prabhu mama priyatama is the 445th song of Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar's Prabhat Samgiita.[1][2]

Prabhu mama priyatama
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Music and lyrics
by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar
Song number 0445
Date 1983 April 18
Place Madhumalainca, Kolkata
Theme Contemplation
Lyrics Bengali
Music Kaharva
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Roman script[nb 1] Bengali script Translation

Prabhu mama priyatama
(Chút́i tomáy pete) eklá pathe
Kastúriimrga sama he dúratama

(Álo jhará práte) áṋdhára nisháte
Cená pathe pathe háráno marute
Ácho sáthe sáthe tabu chút́i pete
Áleyári piche e kii bhrama mama
Prabhu mama nikat́atama

প্রভু মম প্রিয়তম
(ছুটি তোমায় পেতে) একলা পথে
কস্তুরীমৃগ সম হে দূরতম

(আলো ঝরা প্রাতে) আঁধার নিশাতে
চেনা পথে পথে হারানো মরুতে
আছো সাথে সাথে তবু ছুটি পেতে
আলেয়ারই পিছে এ কী ভ্রম মম
প্রভু মম নিকটতম

Oh Lord, my Dearest,
I run after You down lonesome roads,
Like the musk deer,[nb 2] oh Most Remote.

From dawn's sprinkled light through darkest night,
On paths well-frequented or lost in the wild,
Always with me are You, yet still I pursue,
Chasing ignis fatuus, such a blunder I do,
Oh Lord, my Nearest.


  1. ^ For details on the notation, see Roman Bengali transliteration.
  2. ^ In yogic scriptures and commentaries, there is an oft-told fable about a musk deer who searches the world over for the source of the intoxicating fragrance that is coming from the deer's own self. The moral of the story is that happiness is to be found within and not without.


  1. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (2019) Prabhat Samgiita Songs 401-500 Translated by Acarya Abhidevananda Avadhuta (2nd ed.) Tel Aviv: AmRevolution, Inc. ASIN B082WFJPSJ ISBN 9781386431787 
  2. ^ Sarkar, Prabhat Ranjan (1994) Acarya Vijayananda Avadhuta, ed. Prabhat Samgiita Volume 1 (in Bengali) (2nd ed.) Kolkata: Ananda Marga Publications ISBN 81-7252-082-4 

Musical notations


Preceded by
Vaner bhramara phula pane dhay
Prabhat Samgiita
With: Prabhu mama priyatama
Succeeded by
Alo alo alo amar