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Mama Mana Mandire

“In the Temple of My Heart”

 

 

(refrain) mama mana mandire raha nishi-din

krishna murari shri krishna murari

mama mana—my mind; mandire—in the temple; raha—please stay; nishi-din—night and day; krishna murari shri krishna murari.

(refrain) Please abide in the temple of my heart both day and night, O Krishna Murari, O Shri Krishna Murari!

(1)

bhakti priti mala candan

tumi nio he nio cita-nandan

bhakti—devotion; priti—affection; mala—flower garland; candan—sandalwood; tumi—You; nio—please accept; he—O!; nio—please accept; cita-nandan—O delighter of the heart!

1) Devotion, love, flower garlands, and sandalwood—please accept, O please accept them, Delighter of the Heart!

(2)

jivana marana tava puja nivedan

sundara he mana-hari

jivana marana—in life or death; tava puja—Your worship; nivedan—prayers; sundara—O beautiful one!; he—O!; mana-hari—O thief of the mind!

2) In life or in death I worship You with these offerings, Beautiful One, O Enchanter of the Heart!

(3)

eso nanda-kumar ar nanda-kumar

habe prema-pradipe arati tomar

eso—please come; nanda-kumar—O son of Nanda!; ar—furthermore; nanda-kumar—O son of Nanda!; habe—there will be; prema-pradipe—with the lamp of love; aroti tomar—Your worship ceremony.

3) Come, Son of Nanda, and then O Son of Nanda I will offer Your arati ceremony with the lamplight of my love.

(4)

nayana jamuna jhare anibar

tomara virahe giridhari

nayana—my eyes; jamuna—the river; jhare—flows; anibar—incessantly; tomar virahe—in Your separation; giridhari—O lifter of the hill!

4) The waters of the Yamuna river cascade incessantly from my eyes in Your separation, O Holder of Govardhana Hill!

(5)

bandana gane tava bajuk jivana

krishna murari shri krishna murari

bandana gane—in songs of praise; tava—Your; bajuk jivana—may I pass my life; krishna murari shri krishna murari.

5) May I pass my life absorbed only in songs of Your praise, O Krishna Murari, Shri Krishna Murari!