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Padavali

Shrila Govinda dasa Thakura

 

Song 1 (Bandana-raga)

 

 

1. campaka shona          kusuma kanakacala

          jitala gaura-tanu-labani re

unnata gima         sima nahi anubhaba

          jaga-mana-mohana bhanani re

2. (Refrain) jaya shaci-nandana          tribhubana-bandana

          kali-yuga-kala-bhujaga-bhaya-khandana re

3. bipula pulaka kula         akula kalebara

          gara gara antare prema-bhare

lahu lahu hasani         gada gada bhashani

          kata mandakini nayane jhare

4. nija-rase nacata      nayana dhulayata

          gayata kata kata bhakatahim meli

yo rase bhasi       abasha mahi-mandala

          gobinda-dasa tahim parasha na bheli

 

 

     1. Lord Gaura's handsome form defeats the golden mountain and the golden campaka flowers. His neck is long. His glory has no end. He charms the world's hearts.

     2. (Refrain) Glory to Shaci's son! The three worlds bow before Him. He breaks into shards everyone's fear of the black snake that is Kali-yuga.

     3. The hairs of His body stand erect. His heart is overcome withthe ecstasy of spireitual love. He gently, gently smiles. He speaks broken words in a choked voice. How many celestial Gangas flow from His eyes?

     4. Tasting the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love, He dances. His eyes move restlessly. How many devotees gather around Him and sing? He makes the circle of the earth float in the nectar of ecstatic spiritual love. Govinda dasa alone was not touched by that flood of nectar.

 

 

Song 2 (Beloyara-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) jaya jaga-tarana-karana dhama

ananda-kanda nityananda nama

2. dagamaga locana-      kamala dhulayata

sahaje athira gati       jiti matoyara

bha-iya abhirama bali         ghana ghana daka-i

          gaura prema-bhare cala-i na para

3. gada gada adha        madhura bacanamrita

          lahu lahu hasa-bikashita ganta

pashanda khandana         shri-bhuja-mandana

          kanaka-khacita abalambana danda

4. kali-yuga kala        bhujangama damshala

          dagadhala sthabara jangama dekhi

prema-sudha-rasa         jaga bhari barikhala

          gobinda-dasake kamhe upekhi

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Glory to the Lord who delivers the worlds, the Lord who is the root of all bliss, the Lord who bears the name Nityananda!

     2. Tears stream from His restless lotus eyes. He is restless and unsteady. "Brother Abhirama!", He calls. Overcome with ecstatic spiritual love for Lord Gaura, He has no power to walk.

     3. His half words spoken in a choked voice are sweeter than nectar. A gentle gentle smile blossoms on His face. He breaks all sins into pieces. His glorious arms are decorated with a golden staff.

     4. Seeing the moving and unmoving beings burning with poison, bitten by the fangs of the black snake that is Kali-yuga, He showers everyone with a monsoon of the nectar-antidote of ecstatic spiritual love. Only Govinda dasa does not receive that antidote. Only Govinda dasa is forgotten.

 

 

Song 3 (Gauri-raga)

 

 

1. nanda-nandana         gopijana-ballabha

          radha-nayaka nagara shyama

so shaci-nandana          nadiya-purandara

          sura-muni-gana-mano-mohana dhama

2. jaya nija-kanta-      kanti-kalebara

          jaya jaya preyasi-bhaba-binoda

jaya braja-sahacari-      locana-mangala

          nadiya-badhujana-nayana-amoda

3. jaya jaya shridama-         sudama-subalarjuna-

          prema-prabardhana naba-ghana-rupa

jaya ramadi-sundara-          priya-sahacara

          jaya jaya mohana gaura anupa

4. jaya ati-bala         balarama-priyanuja

          jaya jaya nityananda-ananda

jaya jaya saj-jana-      gana-bhaya-bhanjana

          gobinda-dasa-asha-anubandha

5. (Refrain) jaya jaya shri-shri-nibasa guna-dhama

dina-hina-tarana         prema-rasayana

          aichana madhurima nama

6. kancana-barana        harana tanu su-lalita

          kaushika basana biraje

prema nama kahi          kahata bhagabate

          aiche barana tanu saje

7. nija nija bhakata          parishada sangati

          prakatahi caranarabinda

nirabadhi badane         nama birajita

          radhe krishna gobinda

8. yugala-bhajana-guna-       lila-aswadana

          grantha kalpa-taru hate

tuya bine adhame         sharana ko deyaba

          gobinda-dasa anathe

 

 

     1. Lord Krishna, who is Nanda's son, the gopis' beloved, Radha's lover, a hero of amorous pastimes, and dark in complexion, now has become Shaci's son. He is the ruler of Nadiya. He charms the hearts of the demigods and sages.

     2. Glory to the Lord, whose bodily complexion is now like that of His beloved! Glory, glory to the Lord, who enjoys pastimes of feeling the ecstatic spiritual love His beloved feels! Glory to the Lord who brought auspicious bliss to the vraja-gopis' eyes and who now delights the eyes of the girls in Nadiya!

     3. Glory, glory to the Lord whose form is dark like a new raincloud and who is the ecstatic friend of Shridama, Sudama, Subala, and Arjuna! Glory to the Lord who was the dear and glorious companion of Balarama and a host of gopa boys! Glory, glory to the Lord who now manifests a fair form charming and peerless!

     4. Glory, glory to the Lord who was Balarama's dear younger brother! Glory, glory to the Lord who now delights Nityananda! Glory, glory to the Lord who breaks into pieces the fears of the saintly devotees! Glory to the Lord whose association Govinda dasa yearns to attain!

     5. (Refrain) Glory, glory to the Lord who is the goddess of fortune's shelter, who is the abode of all virtues, and whose sweet holy name carries the nectar-elixir of spiritual love, an elixir that rescues the poor fallen souls!

     6. Glory to the Lord whose graceful form is now more splendid than gold, who is gloriously arrayed in silken garments. Describing the glories of the holy name, He speaks from Shrimad-Bhagavatam. His form is now fair.

     7. He is accompanied by His devotees. Now His lotus feet are visible in this world. Without stop the holy names “Radhe! Krishna! Govinda!" are gloriously manifest in His mouth.

     8. He relishes the nectar of the divine couple's qualities, pastimes, and devotional service. The kalpa-taru tree of scriptures He holds in His hand. O Supreme Lord, but for You who will give shelter to fallen helpless Govinda dasa?

 

 

Song 4

 

 

1. (Refrain) jaya re jaya re jaya       thakura narottama

          prema-bhakati-maharaja

yamke mantri        abhinu kalebara

          ramacandra kabiraja

2. prema-mukuta-mani          bhushana bhababali

          angahi anga biraja

nripa asana          khetura maha baithata

          sangahi bhakata-samaja

3. sanatana-rupa-krita         grantha bhagabata

          anudina karata bicara

radha-madhaba       yugala ujjwala-rasa

          paramananda sukha sara

4. shri-sankirtana        bishaya-rase unamata

          dharmadharma nahi mana

yoga-dana-brata          adi bhaye bhagata

          royata karama geyana

5. bhagabata shastra-gana      yo de-i bhakati-dhana

          taka gauraba apa

sankhya mimamsaka        tarkadika yata

          malina dekhi paratapa

6. abhakata caura        durahi bhagi rahu

          niyade nahi parakasha

dina hina jane      deyala bhakati-dhane

          bancita gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Glory, glory, glory to Narottama dasa Thakura, a great king of spiritual love and devotion, a king whose prime minister is youthful Ramacandra Kaviraja!

     2. King Narottama's crown is studded with the jewels of ecstatic spiritual love. On his body the ornaments of devotional ecstasies glisten. In Khetura-grama he sits on a royal throne. The devotees are his royal assembly.

     3. Day after day he studies, discusses, and lectures on Shrimad-Bhagavatam and the books Rupa and Sanatana wrote. In the glistening nectar pastimes of the divine couple, of Shri Shri Radha and Madhava, he finds the sweetest bliss.

     4. Tasting the nectar of sankirtana, he becomes wild with bliss. He does not consider what is materially pious and what is materially impious. Frightened, he flees from non-devotional yoga, charity, and vows. In the presence of frutiive actions and impersonal speculations, he weeps.

     5. The treasure of devotion described in the Bhagavata scriptures is the great goal he strives to attain. Seeing the impure ideas of the followers of sankhya, mimamsa, material logic, and other non-devotional philosophies, he burns with unhappiness.

     6. He stays far away from the thieves that are the opponants of devotional service. He will not come near them. To the poor fallen people he gives the treasure of devotional service. Only to Gocinda dasa he did not give that treasure. Only Govinda dasa was cheated.

 

 

Song 5 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. jaya jaya yadu-kula-jalanidhi-candra

braja-kula gokula ananda-kanda

2. jaya jaya jaladhara shyamara anga

helana kalpa-taru lalita tri-bhanga

3. sudha-i sudhamaya murali-bilasa

jaga-jana-mohana madhurima hasa

4. abani bilambita bani bana-bala

madhukara jhankaru tatahi rasala

5. taruna aruna ruci pada arabinda

nakha-mani nichani dasa gobinda

 

 

     1. Glory, glory to the Lord who is like a moon risen from the ocean of the Yadu dynasty, to the Lord who is the bliss of Gokula's pastures!

     2. Glory, glory to the Lord whose limbs are dark like a monsoon cloud, the Lord whose graceful form bends in three places like a bending kalpa-taru tree!

     3. His pastime is to play nectar melodies on His flute. The sweetness of His smile enchants everyone in the world.

     4. He lingers in the forest of new flowers. He is like a mango tree where black bees hum.

     5. The lotus flowers of the soles of His feet glisten with a charming new redness. Govinda dasa worships the jewels that are the nails of His toes.

 

 

Song 6 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) jaya jaya jaga-jana-locana-phanda

radha-ramana brindabana-canda

2. abhinaba nila         jalada tanu dhala dhala

          pincha mukuta shire sajani re

kancana basana           ratanamaya abharana

          nupura ranarani bajani re

3. indibara-yuga         subhaga bilocana

          ancala cancala kusuma-share

abicala kula          ramani-gana manasa

          jara jara antare madana-bhare

4. bani bana-mala        ajanu-lambita

          parimale ali-kula mati rahu

bimbadhara pare          mohana murali

          ga-ota gobinda-dasa-pahu

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Glory, glory to the Lord who is Radha's lover, the Lord who is like a trap to catch the eyes of the world's people, the Lord who is like a moon shining in Vrindavana!

     2. His form glistens like a dark new raincloud. A peacock-feather crown adorns His head. His garments are golden. His ornaments are made of jewels. His anklets jangle.

     3. His graceful eyes are two blue lotus flowers. The restless glances from His eyes' corners are arrows of flowers, arrows that wound the saintly gopis' amorous hearts.

     4. A forest-flower garland hangs to His knees. Its fragrance makes the black bees wild with bliss. Placing the flute to His bimba-fruit lips, Govinda dasa's master plays enchanting melodies.

 

 

Song 7 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. dheaja-vajrankusha-pankaja-kalitam

vraja-vanita-kuca-kunkuma-lalitam

2. (Refrain) vande girivaradhara-pada-kamalam

kamala-kamalancitam amalam

3. manjula-mani-nupura-ramaniyam

acapala-kula-ramani-kamaniyam

4. ati-lohitam atirohita-bhasham

madhu-madhupi-krita-govinda-dasam

 

 

     2. (Refrain) I offer my respectful obesiances to Lord Giridhari's splendid and pure lotus feet, which the goddess of fortune worships with offerings of lotus flowers, . . .

     1. . . . lotus feet marked with the auspicious signs of the flag, thunderbolt, elephant-goad, and lotus, lotus feet gracefully marked with kunkuma from the vraja-gopis' breasts, . . .

     3. . . . lotus feet charming with graceful jewel anklets, lotus feet the saintly and beautiful gopis always yearn to attain, . . .

     4. . . . reddish lotus feet eternally described in graceful prayers, lotus feet that have transformed Govinda dasa into a bumblebee thirsting for their honey.

 

 

Song 8 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. sajala jalada         anga manohara

          chataye cahila nahe

ishata hasiya        manera akuti

          aruna nayane kahe

2. aju ki pekhalu        binoda nagara

          keli-kadambera tale

rupa nirakhite      ankhira laja

          bhasila ananda-jale

3. baula-mala diya       kuntala taniya

          ma-ura-pucchera chande

rangini locana      khanjana bandhite

          patila bishama phande

4. makara-kundala        sange dolaye

          ganda darapana-bhane

bhale se madana          tahe bimbita

          gobinda-dasa anumane

 

 

     1. His charming limbs dark like monsoon clouds were so effulgent I could not even look upon them. His gently smiling reddish eyes spoke of the desires hidden in His heart.

     2. Who is it I saw today? He was a playful boy under a keli-kadamba tree. My eyes were shy to gaze on His handsome form. I floated in an ocean of bliss.

     3. He wore a garland of bakula flowers. A peacock feather decorated His hair. His reddish eyes were like restless kanjana birds. I fell into the terrible trap He had carefully set.

     4. Shark-shaped earrings swung to and fro on His glistening-mirror cheeks. Kamadeva was reflected on His forehead. Govinda dasa thinks of Him in this way.

 

 

Song 9 (Sindhuda-raga)

 

 

1. matta-ma-ura-shikhandika-mandita

          cudaye malati mala

parimale mati panti mata madhukara

          gunjare tahi rasala

2. (Refrain) sajani pekhalu baraja-kishora

piba-ite badana-sudhakara-madhuri

          matala nayana-cakora

3. nila jalada tanu bhanu madana dhanu

          nayana-kamala panca bana

jara jara antara kulabati-gauraba

          samshaya rahala parane

4. madana makara yanu manimaya kundala

          talamala dolata kane

hera-ite jaga-mana-mina garasaye

          gobinda-dasa paramane

 

 

     1. He was crowned with the feather of a wild peacock. The fragrance of His jasmine garland made the buzzing black bees wild with bliss.

     2. (Refrain) O gopi friend, today I saw a handsome teenage boy in Vraja. The cakora birds of my eyes became wild to taste the sweetness of the moonlight of the moon of His face.

     3. His form was a dark monsoon cloud. His eyebrows were the archer Kamadeva's two bows. From His lotus eyes Kamadeva fired his five arrows. The saintly gopis' hearts were gravely wounded. Their lives are now in doubt.

     4. His glistening jewel earrings shaped like Kamadeva's sharks swing to and fro from His ears. The fish of the gopis' hearts gaze at that shark. Now that shark devours those small fish. Govinda dasa thinks in this way.

 

 

Song 10 (Gandhara-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) kaliya-damana dina-naha

kalindi-kula kadamba chaha

2. kata kata braja naba bala

pekhalu janu thira bijarika mala

3. tohe kaho subala sangati

tabadhari hama na jani diba rati

4. tahi dhani mani du-i cari

tahi mano-mohini eka nari

5. so rahu majhu mane pathi

manasija dhume ghuma nahi dithi

6. anukhana tahita samadhi

ko jane kaichana biraha-biyadhi

7. dine dine kshina bhela deha

gobinda-dasa kaha aiche naba-leha

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Krishna, who is the Lord of the poor and meek and the hero that vanquished Kaliya, stays in a kadamba tree's shade on the Yamuna's banks.

     2. (Lord Krishna says:) How many girls of Vraja have I seen? Still, this one girl is splendid like a garland of unmoving lightning flashes,

     3. O friend Subala, I tell you: from that moment I no longer know whether it is day or night.

     4. In that place were two or four beautiful girls splendid like glistening jewels. But only one of those girls cast a spell on My heart.

     5. I keep that girl in my heart. My heart is filled with the smoke of Kamadeva's flames. Lost in the smoke, I cannot see the directions.

     6. Moment after moment I am rapt in thinking of this girl. I know nothing but Her. I am overcome by the fever of separation from Her.

     7. Day after day my body becomes more thin and emaciated. Govinda dasa says: These are the signs of new love.

 

 

Song 11 (Baradi-raga)

 

 

1. nishasi niharasi phutala kadamba

kara-tale badana saghana abalamba

2. (Refrain) kshane tanu modasi kari kata bhanga

abirala pulaka mukula bharu anga

3. e dhani mohe na karu aru chanda

janala bhetali shyamara chanda

4. bhaba ki gopasi gopata na raha-i

maramaka bedana badane saba kaha-i

5. yatane nibarasi nayanake lola

gadagada shabade kahasi adha bola

6. ana chale anga nayana chale pantha

saghane gatagati karasi ekanta

7. dure rahu gurujana-gauraba laja

gobinda-dasa kaha padala akaja

 

 

     1. You stare. You sigh. With your sighs the kadamba trees burst into bloom. Your head rests in your hands.

     2. Sometimes you bend your body into how many awkward postures? Like budding flowers, the hairs of your body always stand erect.

     3. (Refrain) O beautiful gopi, you did not tell me anything. Still, I know what has happened. You must have met the dark moon Krishna.

     4. Why do you try to hide your feelings? You cannot hide them. The expression on your face proclaims the pain in your heart.

     5. You struggle to supress the signs of what you feel. Your eyes are restless. You speak half words in a choked voice.

     6. On some pretext you carefully watch the path. Your purpose in watching is only one.

     7. Far away you have thrown all shyness and all respect for your elders and superiors. Govinda dasa says: Alas! This girl has fallen into mischief.

 

 

Song 12 (Gandhara-raga)

 

 

1. dhala dhala sajala         jalada tanu shohana

          mohana abharana saja

aruna nayana gati        bijuri camaka jiti

          dagadhala kulabati-laja

2. (Refrain) sajani ya-ite pekhalu kana

tabadhari jaga-bhari          bharala kusuma-shara

          nayane na heriye ana

3. majhu mukha darashi         bihasi tanu moda-i

          bigalita mohana bamsha

na janiye kona      manoratha akula

          kishalaya-dale karu damsha

4. ataye se majhu mana        jwalatahi anukhana

          dolata capala parana

gobinda-dasa        micha-i ashoyasa

          tabahu na milala kana

 

 

     1. His form was glorious like a monsoon cloud. He was charming with graceful ornaments. The glance from his reddish eyes defeats lightning. That glance burned this saintly girl's shyness into ashes.

     2. (Refrain) O gopi-freiend, I saw Krishna. If I attain Him I will have the whole world. He struck me with the flower-arrow of His glance. Now my eyes see none but Him.

     3. When He saw my face, He smiled. His body trembled, and He dropped His charming flute. He bit a budding twig. What desire filled Him? I do not know.

     4. Since that time my heart burns at every moment. My restless life-breath trembles. Govinda dasa says: Your hope is false. Krishna weill not meet with you yet.

 

 

Song 13 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. cudaka cuda      mayura-shikhandaka

          mandita malati-maleee

saurabha unamata         bhramari bheramara kata

          caudike karata jhankare

2. (Refrain) sajani ko kahe kama ananga

keli kadamba tale        so rati-nayaka

          pekhalu nata-bhara-bhanga

3. katahu bishama shara         nayana tuna bhara

          sancaru bhana kamane

nagari nari         marama maha hana-i

          lekha-i na para-i ane

4. shruti-mule cancala         manimaya kundala

          dolata makara-akara

gobinda-dasa        ataye anumanala

          madana-mohana abatara

 

 

     1. He wore a peacock-feather crown. His jasmine garland was surrounded by black bees. Intoxicated by the scent of His garland, how many humming bees filled the four directions?

     2. (Refrain) O gopi-friend, was that person I saw Kamadeva Himself? A hero of playful pastimes, He gracefully danced under a kadamba tree.

     3. Moving ythe archer's bows of His eyebrows and emptying the two quivers of His eyes, how many flower-arrows did He fire? Many playful girls' hearts were wounded. Those girls could not gaze on anyone but Him.

     4. Shark-shaped jewel earrings swung from His ears. Govinda dasa says: I think that person must have been more enchanting than Kamadeva himself.

 

 

Song 14 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. marakata-darapana barana ujora

hera-ite prati anga ananga agora

2. na bhujalum ki kahala aruna nayana

hanala ata-e kusuma-shara bana

3. e sakhi kahe bhetalum nanda-nandana

madira gahana dahana bhela candana

4. taikhane dakhina pabana bhela bama

saha-i na pariye himakara-nama

5. sahaja sheja kamala-dala pati

kulabati yubati le-u nija shati

6. tamhi rahala mana locana lagi

dhairaja laja dure gela bhagi

7. ki phala ekala bikala-parana

gobinda-dasa kaha milaba kana

 

 

     1. He is splendid like a sapphire mirror. His limbs eclipse even Kamadeva.

     2. I do not knowe of any eyes like His reddish eyes, eyes that shoot Kamadeva's arrows.

     3. O gopi-friend, whom did I meet? It was Nanda's son. Because of Him a palace has now become a wild forest and a blazing fire has become cooling sandal paste.

     4. Because of Him the southern wind now blows from the north. Because of Him I cannot bear the glistening moonlight.

     5. Please mnake a bed from lotus leaves and petals. This pious girl will rest upon it.

     6. My thoughts rest in Him. My eyes yearn for Him. <y shyness and my peaceful composure are now thrown far away.

     7. What fruit will come from the gerat disorder in this girl's life? Govinda dasa says: She will meet Krishna.

 

 

Song 15 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. yamhi yamhi nikasa-i tanu-tanu-jyoti

tamhi tamhi bijuri camaka-mati hoti

2. yamhi yamhi aruna carana cali cala-i

tamhi tamhi thala-kamala-dala thala-i

3. dekhalum ko dhani sahacari meli

hamari jibana sane karatahim kheli

4. yamhi yamhi bhangura-bhana-bilola

tamhi tamhi uchalala kalindi-kalola

5. yamhi yamhi tarala drig-ancala pada-i

tamhi tamhi nila utapala bana bhara-i

6. yamhi yamhi heriye madhurima hasa

tamhi tamhi kunda kumuda parakasha

7. gobinda dasa kahe mugadhala kana

cinalahim ra-i cina-i nahi jana

 

 

     1. Wherever Your glorious slender form shines, that place becomes like a wonderful lightning flash.

     2. Wherever Your reddish feet walk, that place becomes like lotus petals.

     3. Who is the fortunate girl I glance at, the girl that accompanies Me? I enjoy pastimes with that girl. That girl is My very life.

     4. Wherever Your restless graceful eyebrows are raised, that place becomes like the rising waves of the Yamuna.

     5. Wherever You cast restless glances from the corners of Your eyes, that place becomes like a forest of blue lotus flowers.

     6. Wherever You gaze at Me with sweet smiles, that place becomes like a place filled with jasmine flowers and water-lilies.

     7. Govinda dasa says: Charming Krishna sees these comparisons. Radha does not.

 

 

Song 16 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) sundari tuhu badi hridaya pashana

tuya lagi madana-        sharanale pidita

          jiba-ite samshaya kana

2. baithali taru-tale         pantha nehara-i

          nayane galaye ghana lora

ra-i ra-i kari      saghane japaye hari

          tuya bhabe taru deya kora

3. shitala nalini-dala         tahe malayanila

          agore lepa-i anga

camaki camaki hari       uthata kata beri

          hanata madana-taranga

4. calaha bipine dhani        ramani-shiromani

          jhata kari bhetaha kana

gobinda-dasera bani      turite calaha dhani

          kanu bhela bahuta nidana

 

 

     1. (Refrain) O beautiful girl, Your heart is like stone. Because of You Krishna is tormented, is wounded by Kamadeva's flaming arrows. Because of You Krishna's very life is now in doubt.

     2. Sitting under a tree, Krishna watches the pathway. Tears glide from His eyes. "Radha! Radha!" is the japa He chants. He is overcome with love for You.

     3. Bearing the fragrance of lotus petals, the cooling Malaya breeze anoints His body. Again and again He is startled. How many times does He stand up? Kamadeva's waves toss Him to and fro.

     4. O beautiful girl, run to the forest. O crest jewel of all beautiful girls, go and meet Krishna. Govinda dasa says: O beautiful girl, quickly go. Krishna is on the verge of death.

 

 

Song 17 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. gaura barana tanu          shohana mohana

          sundara madhura su-thama

anupama aruna       kirana jini ambara

          sundara caru bayana

2. (Refrain) pekhalu gaurangacandra bibhora

kali-yuga kalusha-         timira-ghora-nashaka

          nabadwipa canda ujora

3. bhabahi bhora         ghora duhum locana

          mocana bhaba-nada-bandha

naba naba prema-bhara         bara tanu sundara

          uyala bhakata gana sanga

4. lahu lahu hasa        bhasha mridu bolata

          shohata gati ati manda

dina jane nija bija           saba de-i tarala

          bancita dasa gobinda

 

 

     1. His complexion is fair. His form is splendid, ecnhanting, hansome, sweet, and graceful. His garments defeat the peerless rising sun. His face is handsome and graceful.

     2. (Refrain) I saw Lord Gaurangacandra. Now I am overcome. Lord Gaura is a splendid moon rising in Navadvipa, a moon that destroys the horrible darkness of Kali-yuga's sins.

     3. His eyes are restless with ecstatic spiritual love. He frees everyone from the bonds of repeated birth and death. His graceful form is overcome with newer and newer ecstatic spiritual love. He stays amongst the devotees.

     4. He gently gently smiles. He speaks sweet words. His slow movements are graceful. Giving them the seed of ecstatic spiritual love, He delivers the poor fallen people. Only Govinda dasa He did not deliver. Only Govinda dasa was cheated.

 

 

Song 18 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. cikana kala      galaya mala

          bajaye nupura paya

cudara phule        bhramara bule

          teracha nayane caya

2. kalindi-kule          ki pekhinu sa-i

          chaliya nagara kana

ghara mu ya-ite          narinu sa-i

          akula karila prana

3. canda jhalamali       mayura pakha

          cudaya udaye baya

ishat hasiya         madhura bamshari

          madhura madhura gaya

4. rasera bhare          anga na dhare

          keli-kadambera hela

kulabati sati       yubati janara

          parana la-iya khela

5. shrabane cancala       makara kundala

          pindhana pinala basa

ranga utpala        carana-yugala

          nichani gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. His black complexion glistened. A flower-garland rested on His neck. On His feet anklets jangled. Flowers adorned His hair. Black bees flew nearby. He glanced at me with crooked eyes.

     2. Whom did I see, O gopi-friend, on the Yamuna's banks? It was the cheater Krishna, the rake Krishna. O friend, I had no power to run home. My life's breath became anxious.

     3. The moon shone. The breeze made His peacock-feather in His crown move to and fro. He gently smiled. He sweetly sweetly played on His sweet flute.

     4. Overcome with sweetness, He could not stand up. He leaned against a keli-kadamba tree. His sport is to cheat saintly young girls of their very life's breath.

     5. Shark-shaped earrings swung on His ears. His garments were yellow. His feet were red lotus flowers. Govinda dasa worships Him.

 

 

Song 19 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. dhala dhala kanca          angera labani

          abani bahiya yaya

ishat hasira         taranga-hillole

          madana muracha paya

2. kiba se nagara        ki khene dekhinu

          dhairaya rahala dure

nirabadhi mora      cita beyakula

          kena ba sada-i jhure

3. hasiya hasitya        anga dola-iya

          naciya naciya yaya

nayana katakshe      bishama bishikhe

          parana bindhita dhaya

4. malati phulera        malati gale

          hiyara majhare dole

udiya padiya        matala bhramara

          ghuriya ghuriya bule

5. kapale candana        photara chata

          lagila hiyara majhe

na jani ki byadhi        marame badhala

          na kahi lokera laje

6. emana kathina         narira parana

          bahira nahika haya

na jani ki jani          haye parimana

          dasa gobinde kaya

 

 

     1. His glorious youthful handsomeness was beyond anything in this world. The splashing waves of his gentle smile would make even Kamadeva faint in bliss.

     2. Who was that handsome boy? What happened to me when I saw Him? My peaceful composure fled far away. Now my heart is always agitated. Why do I always weep?

     3. Smiling and smiling, and His limbs swaying to and fro, He danced and danced as He walked. From the corner of His eye He shot a fearsome sharp arrow, an arrow that pierced my life's breath.

     4. Hanging from His neck, a jasmine garland swayed to and fro on His chest. Rising and falling, intoxicated black bees flew around and around its flowers.

     5. Sandal-paste tilaka glistened on His forehead and chest. Why am I now so agitated? I do not know. My heart is wounded. Afraid of the people's gossip, I do not tell anyone.

     6. The women and girls all have hard hearts. That is why I do not even go outside. Govinda dasa says: Who knows why this girl has become so changed? I do not know.

 

 

Shri Krishnera dasha dasha

Ten States of Shri Krishna's Heart

 

Song 20 (Bala-raga)

 

 

1. campaka dama heri          murachi rahu madhaba

          locana jharu anuraga

tuya guna-mantara        japaye nirantara

          bhale dhani tohari sohaga

2. brishabhanu-nandini          japaye rati dini

          bharame na bolaye ana

lakha lakha dhani        kaha-i madhura bani

          swpaane na pata-i kana

3. purusha-ratana bara         dharani lota-ota

          ko kahu arati-ora

ra bali dha bali         bala-i na para-i

          dharadhara bahe lora

4. gobinda dasa tuya          carane nibedala

          kanuko aichana sambada

nicaya janaha       tachu duhkha-khandaka

          kebala tuya parasada

 

 

     1. When He saw Your campaka garland, Krishna was overcome. Tears of love streamed from His eyes. Without stop He chants the mantra of Your glories. My dear beautiful friend, He loves You deeply.

     2. O daughter of Vrishabhanu, He chants the mantras of Your glories day and night. He does not glorify any other girl. Millions and millions of girls praise Himw ith sweet words, but even in His dreams Krishna does not love any girl but You.

     3. He is the jewel of men, the best of lovers. Overcome with love for You, He rolls on the ground. Does He love another girl? He chants, "Ra!" Then He chants, "Dha!" Then He is overcome and He has no power to say anything more. Then flooding streams of tears flow from His eyes.

     4. Govinda dasa falls at Your feet and makes this request. Please give to Krishna a reply that will show mercy to Him, a reply that will break His sufferings into pieces.

 

 

Song 21 (Adana-raga)

 

 

1. kancana-yuthi kusuma la-i gori

nirama-i murati yatana kari tori

2. tuya anubhabe alinga-i taya

so tanu tape bhasama bha-i yaya

3. shuna shuna o brishabhanu-kumari

tuya birahanale jwalata murari

4. jhamara nila-utpala-dala anga

lore na heraye nayana-taranga

5. bigati murali phurali rahu dura

anukhana madana dahana paripura

6. bicharala pincha mukuta paripati

sahacare meli marata ji-u kati

7. ji-u rahata aba tuya rasa ashe

tohari carane kahe gobinda-dase

 

 

     1. O beautiful fair girl, taking a golden yuthi flower, He carefully made a Deity of You.

     2. Filled with love for You, He embraced that Deity, but the heat of His body turned that Deity into ashes.

     3. Listen. Listen, O daughter of King Vrishabhanu. Krishna burns in many flames of separation from You.

     4. His body graceful like blue lotus petals is overcome. His eyes now flooded with waves of tears, He cannot see.

     5. He threw His flute far away. Moment after moment He drowns in the flames of Kamadeva's fire.

     6. He forgets His peacock-feather crown. His friends gather around Him. Soon His life with be cut and He will die.

     7. Before Your feet Govinda dasa says: The hope that again He will enjoy nectar pastimes with You is all that keeps Shri Krishna alive.

 

 

Song 22 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. gahana birahaka lagi

rajani pohaya-i jagi

2. karatahi tohari dheyana

to bine akula kana

3. shitala pita nicola

tohari bharame karu kora

4. so rasa parasha na pa-i

murachita dharani lota-i

5. manamaha madana-taranga

ghana ghana moda-i anga

6. kahatahi gada gada bhasha

na bujhala gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. Overcome with feelings of separation, He stays awake the whole night.

     2. He meditates on You. Without You, Krishna is very unhappy.

     3. Bewildered, He embraces His yellow cloth. He thinks the cloth is You.

     4. He cannot taste any sweetness. Fainting, He falls to the ground.

     5. His heart is tossed to and fro by Kamadeva's waves. His limbs are bent.

     6. He speaks broken words in a choked voice. Govinda dasa does not understand what has happened to Him.

 

 

Song 23 (Adana-raga)

 

 

1. mudita nayane hiya bhuja-yuga capi

shuti rahala hari kachu na alapi

2. parasange kahalahi namahi tori

tabahi meliya ankhi cahe mukha mori

3. sundari ithe nahi kaha ana chanda

tahe anurata bhela shyamara canda

4. yo-i nayana-bhangi na sahe ananga

so-i nayane srabe lora-taranga

5. yo-i adhare sada madhurima hasa

so-i nirasa bhela dirgha nishwasa

6. bidyapati kaha micha naha bhati

gobinda-dasa rahu tahi krita sathi

 

 

     1. His hands folded over His heart, and His eyes closed, Krishna lies down to rest. He speaks not a word.

     2. He chants Your name. His eyes glance at my face.

     3. O beautiful girl, do not say anything more. Krishna glorious like a dark moon loves You.

     4. From the eyes that could not resist amorous crooked glances now flow waves of tears.

     5. The lips that always held the sweetness of a smile now are filled with sad long sighs.

     6. What Vidyapati said was not a lie. Govinda dasa says: O gopi-friend, please go to Him.

 

 

Song 24 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. nanda-nandana         raja-bhushana

          nayana sukha-maya sheja

ki khane tuya sane       leha karala he

          se saba durahi teja

2. (Refrain) shuna brishabhanu-nandini ra-i

abala-mandale      kiriti rakhali

          bhala mati se bitha-i

3. ye tuhu takara        birasa anata

          heri murachita bhela

kaiche pamari       bacana aichana

          nidaya antara-shela

4. tuhari nagara         dhuli-dhusara

          se nahi lagaye toya

bama kara-tale      badana lambita

          dharani likhi lihki roya

5. ye jana duhu-jana-         bedana nahi jane

          takara antara jana

raya ramacandra          bacana manaha

          dasa gobinda bhana

 

 

     1. Nanda's son is a regal jewel. Delight resides in His eyes. He loves You. Why do You flee so far from Him?

     2. (Refrain) O Radha, O daughter of Vrishabhanu, please listen. In the circle of young girls Your reputation was good in the past. But today that good reputation is in disarray.

     3. You have made Him very unhappy. If He sees You He is overcome. O cruel girl, why did You speak such words to Him, cruel words, words like a lance pushed into His heart?

     4. For Your sake Your lover is now anointed with dust. Now He cannot attain You. In His left hand He rests His head. Aimlessly scratching some letters in the ground, He weeps.

     5. No one knows what You two feel. Only You know what is truly in His heart. Please reflect on Ramacandra Raya's words. This Govinda dasa says.

 

 

Song 25 (Baradi-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) madhaba dhairaya na kara gamane

tohari biraha dhani      antara jarajara

          manasa milana shamane

2. dhuli-dhusara dhani        dhairaya na dhara

          dharani shutala bharame

mukata kabari-bhara      hara teyagala

          tapita bhushita parane

3. bigalita ambara       sambara nahe dhani

          sura-suta srabe nayane

kamalaja kamale-i        kamalaja jhampala

          so-i nayana bara bayane

4. ma bola-i dhani       dharani-tale murachani

          prana prabodha na mane

kaha-i chatura dhani      ara kiye hoya jani

          gobinda-dasa paramane

 

 

     1. (Refrain) O Krishna, You do not go to her and make her peaceful. Separated from You, a beautiful girl feels her heart is now overcome. Now her heart is on the verge of death.

     2. Now that girl is covered with dust. She is not peaceful. She lies on the ground. She removes her necklace. She unties her braids. Now her life's breath is decorated with flames.

     3. Her garments are in disarray. She has lost all restraint. A Yamuna of tears flows from her eyes. Her beautiful eyes are like lotus whorls in the lotus of her face.

     4. She speaks not a word. On the ground she has fallen unconscious. I do not think her life's breath is still awake. An intelligent girl speaks some words to her. What will happen now? Govinda dasa is the witness of all this.

 

 

Song 26 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. kancana gori          bheri brindabane

          khela-i sahacari meli

tuya dithi mithi         garale tanu jarala

          taikhane shyamari bheli

2. (Refrain) madhaba no abicara kula-rama

maramahi go-i       ro-i dina-yamini

          guni guni tuya guna-gama

3. guru-jana abudha      mugadha-mati parijana

          alakhita bishama beyadhi

ki karaba dhani mani          mantra mahaushadha

          locane lagala samadhi

4. kshane kshane anga           bhanga tanu moda-i

          kahata bharamamaya bani

shyamara name        camaki tanu jhampa-i

          gobinda-dasa kiye jani

 

 

     1. Meeting her friends there, a girl fair like gold enjoyed many pastimes in Vrindavana forest. Then the poison of Your sweet glance made her burst into flames. At once she became filled with thoughts of dark Krishna.

     2. (Refrain) O Krishna, this saintly girl is now overcome. Her heart is wounded. Day and night she weeps. She thinks and thinks of Your host of virtues.

     3. Her elders know nothing of her plight. He friends don't know what to do. Unknown to others, she is ravaged by a terrible affliction. What medicine, what mantra should we use to cure this jewel of a girl? Her eyes are now closed in a trance of samadhi.

     4. Moment after moment her body is bent and crumpled. Bewildered, she speaks nonsense. Hearing the name “Shyama", she becomes startled and trembles. How can Govinda dasa know what to do?

 

 

Song 27 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. kanu-katha shuni gadagada bhasha

milati sahacari ra-ika pasha

2. kahatahi sahacari shuna bara gora

tuya lagi halata nanda-kishora

3. tuya rupa nirakha-i taru de-i kora

hera-ite galatahi locana-lora

4. yaba nahi sundara karabi payana

taba ji-u tejaba nagara kana

5. saha-i na para-i madana-hutasha

camara dhulayata gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. After hearing Krishna speak broken words in a choked voice, the gopis approached Radha.

     2. The gopis said: O beautiful fair girl, please listen. Nanda's son trembles with love for You.

     3. Thinking it is Your beautiful form, He embraces a tree. Tears stream from His eyes.

     4. If You do not go to Him, the hero Krishna will give up His life.

     5. He has no power to bear Kamadeva's flames that now surround Him. As these words are spoken, Govinda dasa moves the camara-whisk.

 

 

Song 28 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. ancare mukha-shashi goya

jhara jhara locana roya

2. karana binu kshane hasa-i

utapata dirgha nishasa-i

3. shuna shuna sundara shyama

premaka iha parinama

4. tatala tanu nahi tuta-i

satata mahi-tale lutha-i

5. kahuka kachu nahi kaha-i

ko achu bedana saha-i

6. jagabhari kulabati bada

ka de-i kara-i sambada

7. gobinda-dasa ashoyase

jiba-i tuya abhilashe

 

 

     1. She hides the moon of her face behind the edge of her garment. Tears stream from her eyes.

     2. Without reason she suddenly laughs. Again and again she deeply sighs.

     3. Hear. Please hear, O handsome dark Krishna. These are the symptoms of love.

     4. Her body burns with a fever. It is not a slight fever. Again and again she rolls on the ground.

     5. She will not say a word to anyone. Who can bear to see her suffer in this way?

     6. The saintly ladies confer amongst themselves: “Who will talk with this girl?"

     7. Govinda dasa reassures them: By your wish this girl will certainly survive.

 

 

Song 29 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. canda nehari          candane tanu lepana

          tapa saha-i na para

dhabala nicola      baha-i na para-i

          kaiche karaha abhisara

2. (Refrain) sundari tuya lagi sambadala kana

biraha-kshina tanu        anukhana jarajara

          aba ithe bidhi bhela bama

3. yatanahi megha        mallara alapa-i

          timira parana gati ashe

a-ota jalada        tatahi udi ya-ota

          utapata diragha nishase

4. tuya guna nama        gana japi jiba-i

          bahu pulakayita deha

gobinda-dasa kaha        iha aparupa naha

          yaha iha naba naba leha

 

 

     1. He gazes at the moon. He anoints his limbs with sandal paste. Still He cannot tolerate the flames of His fever. He cannot wear His white shawl. How can he meet with You?

     2. (Refrain) O beautiful girl, Krishna talks about You. Separated from You, His body has become emaciated. At every moment He is distraught. Fate is tormenting Him.

     3. Wishing to hide in the darkness, He plays the megha-mallara melody on His flute. As the clouds come and go, He deeply sighs.

     4. He sings of Your virtues. It is only by chanting japa of Your name that He lives. The hairs of His body stand erect. Govinda dasa says: These symptoms are not surprising. Are they not the signs of new love?

 

 

Song 30 (Kedara-raga)

 

 

1. adha adha anga milala radha kanu

adha kapale shashi adha bhale bhanu

2. adha gale gaja-moti adha bana-mala

adha naba gaura-tanu adha cikana kala

3. adha ange pita-basa adha nila shadi

adha bhuje balaya adha bhuje nila cudi

4. adha ange hilahili gheragheri bahu

gobinda kahe canda garasala rahu

 

 

     1. Radha and Krishna, the two halves that are the divine couple, meet. One half has a forehead like the moon. The other half has a forehead like the sun.

     2. One half wears an elephant-pearl necklace. The other half wears a forest-flower garland. One half has a youthful fair form. The other half has a glistening dark form.

     3. One half wears yellow garments. The other half wears a sari of blue. One half wears valaya bracelets. The other half wears dark cudi bracelets.

     4. The two halves of the divine couple stand side-by-side, arm-in-arm. Govinda dasa says: They are fair and dark, splendid like dark Rahu in the midst of swallowing the glistening moon.

 

 

Song 31 (Bhatiyari-raga)

 

 

1. tanu tanu milane upajala prema

marakata yaichana bedhala hema

2. kanaka-lataya janu taruna tamala

naba-jaladhare janu bijuri rasala

3. kamale madhupa jena pa-ola sanga

duhum tanu pulakita prema-taranga

4. mukha adharamrita duhu karu pana

gobinda-dasa duhuka guna gana

 

 

     1. Their two forms meet. Ecstatic spiritual love takes birth within Them. They become like a sapphire encircled by gold.

     2. They become like a youthful tamala tree and a golden vine. They become like a new raincloud and nectar lightning.

     3. They become like a black bee meeting a lotus. The hairs on Their bodies stand erect. They are splashed by waves of ecstatic spiritual love.

     4. They taste the nectar of each other's lips. Govinda dasa sings the divine couple's glories.

 

 

Song 32 (Bhatiyari-raga)

 

 

1. bipinahi keli kayala duhu meli

jalamaha paithi karala jala-keli

2. nahi uthala duhu mochana anga

duhu rupa nirakhite murache ananga

3. ange karala duhu naba naba besha

kabari bana-ola bandhala kesha

4. nija nija mandire kayala payana

gobinda-dasa duhuka guna gana

 

 

     1. Meeting in the forest, They both enjoy many pastimes. Entering the water, They enjoy water-pastimes.

     2. Rising from the water, They dry Their limbs. Gazing at Their transcendental forms, Kamadeva is overcome.

     3. They dress in new garments. She ties His hair. He twines Her braids.

     4. They walk to Their own palaces. Govinda dasa sings the divine couple's glories.

 

 

Song 33 (Shri-raga or Gandhara-raga)

 

 

1. kajara bharama        timira janu tanu-ruci

          nibasa-i kunja-kutira

bamsi nisase        madhura bisa ugara-i

          gati ati kutila su-dhira

2. (Refrain) sajani kanu se baraja-bhujanga

so majhu hridaya          candana-ruhe lagala

          bhagala dharama-bihanga

3. locana-kone      padata yaba nagari

          raha-i na para-i thira

kuncita aruna       adhare dhari piba-i

          kulabati barata-samira

4. eka aparupa      nayane bisha takara

          medhaye dashanaka damshe

bisha aushadha        bisha abadharala

          gobinda-dasa parashamse

 

 

     1. He stays in a forest-cottage. The splendor of His body is the like darkness of black kajjala. From the sound of His flute a sweet poison arises. His clever ways are very crooked.

     2. (Refrain) O gopi-friend, Krishna is a snake slithering about the land of Vraja. The Krishna-snake coils itself around the sandal-tree of my heart and makes the bird of dharma fly away.

     3. When Krishna glances at her from the corner of His eye, no graceful girl has the power to remain steady and peaceful. With His reddish pursed lips, Krishna sips away the saintly gopis' pious vows, vows carried to Him by the fluttering breeze.

     4. Krishna's wonderful poison-glance bites the gopis. The nectar poison of that glance now flows within them. In this way Govinda dasa praises Lord Krishna.

 

 

Song 34 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. hridaya mandire mora        kanu ghuma-ola

          prema-prahari rahu jagi

gurujana paura      caura sadrisha bhela

          durahi dure rahu bhagi

2. (Refrain) sajani eta dine bhangala dwandwa

kanu anuraga        bhujage garasala

          kula-daduri maru manda

3. apanaka carita        ape nahi samujhiye

          ana karite haye ana

bhabe bharala mana       parijana bancite

          griha-pati sa-patika thama

4. ninda-u ninda         nayane nahi heriye

          na janiye kiye bhela ankhi

yaba paramada       kaha-i na-i pariye

          gobinda-dasa eka sathi

 

 

     1. In the palace of my heart, Krishna sleeps. Staying awake the whole night, the watchman of love guards Him. Like thieves, my elders and superiors stay far away.

     2. (Refrain) O gopi-friend, on this day my jealous quarrel with Krishna is broken into pieces. The snake of love for Krishna has suddenly devoured the foolish frog of my so-called piety.

     3. I do not understand my own actions. I do one thing and then I do another. My heart is overcome with love. I cheat my kinsmen. I flee from my house and husband.

     4. I rebuke them. My eyes will not look on them. Why have my eyes become like that? I do not know. I am overcome. I have no power to speak of it. Govinda dasa, you are my only friend. I tell all this to you.

 

 

Song 35 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. bhale se candana canda          kamini mohana phanda

          andhare kariyache ala

meghera upara kiba       sada-i udaya kare

          nishi dishi shashi shola-kala

2. (Refrain) sa-i kiba se-i nayana cahani

hasira holole more       parana-putali dole

          dite ca-i yaubana nichani

3. kiba se cudara thata       dasha nakha canda nata

          aparupa bamshi baja-ite

hera-ite se-i mukha      mane haya yata sukha

          jite ki pariye pasarite

4. kula shila yata chila       mane lage saba gela

          dekhiya bareka se-i rupa

gobinda-dasera cite      aichana magaye go

          naba anuragera swarupa

 

 

     1. The sandal-paste-moon on His forehead is a trap to charm and catch beautiful girls. It is an effulgence that lights up the darkness. He is a raincloud where rests a full moon that lights up the night.

     2. (Refrain) I gaze at Him with my eyes. The puppet of my life-breath is tossed to and fro by the waves of His smiles. I gaze at Him. I worship His youthful grace.

     3. His hair is graceful. The ten moons of His fingernails dance as He plays His wonderful flute. When I ghaze at His face, my heart is filled with bliss. I am overcome. How can I forget Him?

     4. Now that I have once seen His handsome form, I find that piety, good character, and all else have fled from my heart. In his heart Govinda dasa prays that in this way he may also fall in love with Lord Krishna.

 

 

Song 36 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. dinamani-kirana       malina mukha-mandala

          ghame tilaka bahi gela

komala carana       tapata patha-baluka

          apata dahana sama bhela

2. (Refrain) hera-ite shamara-canda

kore agori          gori-mukha mochata

          basana dhulayata manda

3. karpura tambula       adharahi deyala

          candana lepa-i anga

shyamara anga        parashe naba nagari

          badhala prema-taranga

4. kunja-kutira ghara         sheja manohara

          madhukara shruti-dhara bhabe

gori shyama duhu          karata kutuhali

          kahatahi gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. The dark circle of His face glistened in the sunlight. In drops of perspiration His tilaka marking ran. When He walked with delicate soft feet on the hot sandy pathway, I felt that I myself had burst into flames.

     2. (Refrain) I gazed at Him. He was like a dark moon. The doorway of His chest and the great bolts of His arms charm the most beautiful fair girls. His garments gently sway to and fro.

     3. Betelnuts and camphor are on His lips. With sandal paste His limbs are anointed. Any graceful girl that touches His dark limbs will find herseelf tossed to and fro by waves of prema.

     4. In a forest cottage He rests on a charming bed. Learned in all the scriptures, the buzzing bees chant His glories. Fair Radha and dark Krishna enjoy many blissful pastimes. So says Govinda dasa.

 

 

Song 37 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. shyama abhisare        calali sundari dhani

          naba naba rangini sathe

bama shrabana mule        shata-dala pankaja

          kama jaya phula-dhanu hate

2. bhalahi sindura       bhanu-kirana shanu

          tamhi caru candana-bindu

mukha heri lajame        sayare lukayala

          dine dine kshina bhela indu

3. kari-rada-biracita         caru bhushana kare

          madana jiniya dhani saja

carana-i nupura          mukhara manohara

          rati-jaya bajala baja

4. lalitadi sakhi mili        mangala hulahuli

          shyama-darasha-rasa-ashe

domhe domha hera-ite          duhu cita pulakita

          bali hari gobinda-dase

 

 

     1. Accompanied by a young gopi-friend, a beautiful girl goes to meet Krishna. A hundred-petal lotus flower decorates Her left ear. She defeats Kamadeva, who holds a bow of flowers in his hand.

     2. She is decorated with red sindura. She is effulgent like the sun. She is gracefully marked with sandal-paste dots. Shyly she watches. She hides by a pond. She is slender like a crescent-moon grown more and more slender after many days.

     3. She is graceful with ivory ornaments. She is so beautiful She defeats Kamadeva. Anklets adorn Her feet. Her face is enchanting. Her jingling ornaments defeat Rati.

     4. She meets with Lalita and Her other friends. A joyful tumult arises. She yearns to taste the nectar of gazing on dark Krishna. She and Krishna gaze at each other. The hairs of Their bodies stand erect with joy. This Govinda dasa saya.

 

 

Song 38 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. kuncita-keshini        nirupama-beshini

          rasa abeshini bhangini re

adhara surangini         anga tarangini

          sangini naba naba rangini re

2. (Refrain) sundari radhe         a-oye dhani

          braja-ramani-gana-mukuta-mani

3. kunjara-gamini        motima-dashani

          damini camaka neharini re

4. naba anuragini        akhila sohagini

          pancama ragini mohini re

rasa-bilasini       hasa-bikashini

          gobinda-dasa cita-shohini re

 

 

     1. Her curly hair is graceful. Her garments have no peer. Her graceful gestures are plunged in nectar, O! Her lips are red. Her limbs are a wave-filled stream of nectar. A joyful girl is Her companion, O!

     2. (Refrain) Beautiful glorious Radha, the crest-jewel of Vraja's beautiful girls, has come!

     3. Her glorious graceful motions are like those of a graceful elephant. Her teeth are like pearls. She is wonderful to behold, wonderful like a lightning flash, O!

     4. She is filled with ever-new spiritual love. She possesses all auspiciousness and good fortune. She sings enchanting melodies in the fifth raga, O! She enjoys pastimes of rasa-dancing. She blossoms with smiles. She is splendidly manifest in Govinda dasa's heart, O!

 

 

Song 39 (Basanta-raga)

 

 

1. pada-tale bhakata          kalpa-taru sincita

          prema-rasa makaranda

yakara chayara      sosara naba naba

          paramananda niradanda

2. (Refrain) pekhalu guaracandra nata-raja

jangama hema        dharadhara uyala

          kiye nabadwipa-majha

3. naba nirada jini      kata mandakini

          tri-bhubana bharala taranga

nityanandacandra         abhirama dinamani

          bhrama-i pradakshina range

4. yakara carana         samadhaye shankara

          chaturanana karu ashe

se pahu patita        kore dhari kanda-i

          ki kahaba gobinda-dase

 

 

     1. He is a kalpa-taru tree that sprinkles the honey of ecstatic spiritual love on the devotees that approach His feet. The shade of that tree brings newer and newer bliss and peace.

     2. (Refrain) I saw Lord Gaurachandra, the king of dancers! How has He become so like a golden mountain walking in the midst of Navadvipa?

     3. The waves of His tears flood the three worlds. How many celestial Gangas are they like? How many rain-pouring clouds are they like? Lord Nityanandacandra and Abhirama Thakura are like two suns that circle around Him in the dancing-arena.

     4. Rapt in samadhi, Shiva meditates on His feet. Brahma yearns to attain Him. Hugging a fallen soul, Lord Gaurancandra weeps. What more need Govinda dasa say?

 

 

Song 40 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. go-rakha jaga-i       shinga-dhwani shuna-ite

          jatila bhikha ani dela

mauni yogeshwara          matha hilayata

          bujhala bhikha nahi nela

2. jatila kahata taba         kaha tuhu magata

          yogi kahata bujha-i

tere badhu hata          bhikha hama leyaba

          turitahi deha patha-i

3. paribarata binu       bhikha le-u yaba

          yogi barata hoye nasha

takara bacana       shunite tanu pulakita

          dha-i kahe badhu pasha

4. dware yogi-bara       parama manohara

          jnani bujhala anumane

bahuta yatana kari       ratana-thali bhari

          bhikha deha tachu thame

5. shuni dhani ra-i       a-i kari uthala

          yogi-niyade hama yaba

jatila kahata       yogi naha ana mata

          darashane hoyaba labha

6. godhuma-curna         purna thali para

          kanaka-kathora bhari ghi-u

kara-yode ra-i      leha kari phukara-i

          tahe hari tharahari ji-u

7. yogi kahata hama      bhikha nahi leyaba

          tuya mukha-bacana eka ca-i

nanda-nandana para       yo abhimana so

          mapha karaha ya-i

8. shuni dhani ra-i       cire mukha jhampala

          bhekha-dhari nata-raja

gobinda-dasa kaha        nata-bara-shekhara

          sadhi calata mana kaja

 

 

     1. Hearing the sound of a buffalo-horn, the cowherd people awakened. Bringing some alms, Jatila offered them to the beggar. Disguised as a beggar-yogi, Lord Krishna, the master of all yoga, was silent. He tilted His head. He would not accept the alms.

     2. Jatila said: “What do You want, then?" The yogi said, "Your daughter-in-law should offer the alms with Her own hand. Only then will I accept them. Send for Her at once.

     3. "If I accept alms without this change, then My yogi's vow will perish." Hearing these words, and the hairs of her body now standing erect, Jatila ran to the side of her daughter-in-law.

     4. Jatila thought the supremely charming yogi at her door must be a great sage. With great effort she gathered up some offerings and placed them on a jewel-tray.

     5. Hearing the commotion, beautiful Radha came. "I will go to the yogi," She said. Jatila affirmed, "This yogi is not an ordinary man. Simply by seeing Him, one attains a great spiritual treasure."

     6. On the tray was an offering of whole-wheat flour. Ghee was in a golden cup. Taking the tray in Her hands, sighing with love, and Her life's breath trembling, Radha brought the offering to the yogi Krishna.

     7. The yogi Krishna said, "I will not accept this offering yet. First I wish to hear a single word from Your mouth. I am Nanda's arrogant son. Say that You forgive Me, and then I will depart."

     8. Hearing these words, beautiful Radha covered Her face with Her cloth. Then Krishna, the king of dancers, took the alms. Govinda dasa says: His heart's mission accomplished, Lord Krishna, the corwn of dancers, took His leave.

 

 

Song 41 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. shuna-ite kanu         murali-raba madhuri

          shrabane nibaranu tora

hera-ite rupa       nayana-yuga jhampalu

          taba mohe rokhali bhora

2. (Refrain) sundari taikhane kahala mu toya

bharamahi ta sane          leha badhayali

          janama gonayabi roya

3. bini guna parakhi          paraka rupa lalase

          kahe sompali nija deha

dine dine khoyabi        iha rupa-labani

          jiba-ite bhela sandeha

4. yo tuhu hridaye        prema-taru ropali

          shyama-jalada-rasa-ashe

so aba nayana       nira ghana sincaha

          kahatahim gobinda-dase

 

 

     1. When you heard the sweetness of Krishna's flute-music, I blocked your ears. When you gazed at Krishna's handsome form, I covered your eyes. You were very determined to be enchanted by Him.

     2. (Refrain) O beautiful girl, the enchantment of your love for Him grew stronger and stronger. In the end you will pass this lifetime only in weeping.

     3. For no reason you pined to attain Him. What has become of your body? Day after day the beauty of your body wasted away. Now even your life is in doubt.

     4. In your heart you planted the tree of love for Him. You expected the dark raincloud of Krishna would water that tree with its nectar rains. Alas! Now that tree is watered only with the tears from your eyes. This Govinda dasa says.

 

 

Song 42 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. so bahu ballabha sahaje-i bhora

kaichane bedana janaba mora

2. cala-ite cahi taha adara bhanga

saha-i na pariye biraha-taranga

3. sakhi he kahe upekhalu kana

na janiye dagadhi calaba mohe mana

4. sakhi-gana gana-ite tuhu se seyani

tohe ki shikhayaba caturima bani

5. majhu eta arati ho jani jana

ithe lagi taba paya sompalu parana

6. aba biracaha tuhu so parabandha

kanuka yaiche hoya nirabandha

7. jiba-ite mohe milaba yaba kana

gobinda-dasa taba tuya guna gana

 

 

     1. Now I am overcome with love for Him. How can I understand what has happened to me?

     2. When I see Him, my peaceful composure is broken into pieces. I cannot bear being tossed to an fro by the waves of the anguish of separation from Him.

     3. O gopi-friend, how can I turn away from Krishna? I do not know. It is as if I am burning in the midst of flames. My heart is enchanted by Him.

     4. You gopi-friends are very wise. What wise words can I speak to you?

     5. Ah! I am so overcome with longings. I feel that soon I will lose my life.

     6. Please write a letter. Place my request before Krishna.

     7. Only if I can meet Krishna will I stay alive. Govinda dasa says: O gopi girl, in this song I sing your glories.

 

 

Song 43 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. ye dige pasari ankhi dekhi shyama raya

kulabati barata dhairaya nahi raya

2. kata na yatane yadi mudi duti ankhi

nabina-tribhanga rupa hiya-majhe dekhi

3. ki ha-ila antare sa-i ki ha-ila antare

aji ha-ite sakhi mora sadha nahi ghare

4. nirabadhi shyama-nama japiche rasana

eta dine ayatane purila basana

5. pranera adhika kana janilum nishcaya

gobinda-dasete kaya dada-ila haya

 

 

     1. Wherever I place my eyes I see dark Krishna. I cannot keep the vow of a saintly girl.

     2. How many times did I carefully close my eyes only to see Krishna's youthful threefold-bending form in the middle of my heart?

     3. How did He enter my heart? How did He enter my heart? O gopi-friend, from this moment I have no wish to return to my home.

     4. On the day my tongue chants the name nShyama" without stop, I become filled with longings.

     5. Krishna is more dear to me than life. This I know without doubt. Govinda dasa says: This gopi's love is very strong.

 

 

Song 44 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. shuna shuna e sakhi nibedana toya

maramaka bedana janasi moya

2. baithahe naha chatura-gana majhi

aiche kahabi yaiche na hoya laja

3. sakhi-gana majhe caturi tohe jani

adara rakhi milayabi ani

4. aba biracaha tuhum so parabandha

kanuka yaiche hoya nirabandha

5. jibana rahite naha yadi paba

gobinda-dasa taba tuya yasha gaba

 

 

     1. Listen. Listen. I beg you. O gopi-friend, only you know the anguish in my heart.

     2. You are not shy. You will speak to Lord Krishna, who sits among His clever friends.

     3. You are the wisest of my gopi-friends. This I know. You can keep your honor and still meet with Krishna.

     4. Please write a letter that places my request before Krishna.

     5. If I do not attain Krishna, I will not continue to live. O gopi, in this song Govinda dasa sings your glories.

 

 

Song 45 (Bihagada-raga)

 

 

1. prema aguni      manahi guni guni

          e dina-yamini jagi

madana-kunjara      kunje roya-i

          tohari rasika lagi

2. ki phala manini       mana manasi

          kanu janasi tori

tuhu se jaladhara        ange shobhata

          yaichana damini gori

3. na-ola kishalaya       balaya malayaja

          panka pankaja-pata

shayane chataphata        lutha-i mahi-tale

          to bine daha-i gata

4. janaha puna puna      so piya parikhana

          so-i puje panca bana

raya campati        o rasa gahaka

          dasa gobinda bana

 

 

     1. He burns in the flames of love. Thinking and thinking of Your proud jealous anger, He stays awake all day and all night. Although He is like Kamadeva's wild elephant, now He sits in the forest, thinks of You, and weeps.

     2. O angry gopi, what fruit do You think will come from Your proud jealous anger? You know Krishna very well. His body is glorious like a dark monsoon cloud, and You are like a glistening lightning flash at His side.

     3. He wears bracelets of new flower-buds. He is anointed with sandal-paste. He is adorned with lotuses. Now He is restless and cannot sleep. He rolls about on the ground. Without You, He feels His body is licked by flames.

     4. Again and again You have tested Him and seen that He loves You dearly. To attain You, He now worships Kamadeva with offerings of campaka flowers. Govinda dasa sings this sonmg of Lord Krishna's nectar pastimes.

 

 

Song 46 (Jayajayanti-raga)

 

 

1. prana-priya dukha          shuni shashi-mukhi

          pucha-i gadagada bola

amala kubalaya      nayana yugalahi

          galaye jhara jhara lora

2. besha beshayala         sabahi bichurala

          calali parihari mana

tejala kula-bhaya        nahi gauraba

          manahi jagala kana

3. pina payodhara        jaghana gurutara

          bhare gati ati manda

arati antara        pantha duratara

          bihika biracana ninda

4. gadhala manoratha          calala sundari

          bighana bipada na mana

milala bhamini      kunja-dhamini

          dasa gobinda bhana

 

 

     1. Hearing that her lover, more dear to her than life, was now unhappy, the moon-faced gopi asked about Him with broken words in a choked voice. Tears streamed from her glistening lotus eyes.

     2. She dressed in fine garments, anointed her limbs with fragrances, abandoned her proud jealous anger, and went to meet Him. Fear of her kinsmen she left far behind. To her elders she gave no thought. Keeping a vigil there, Krishna stayed always in her heart.

     3. Her great breasts and heavy hips forced her to walk very slowly. Her heart was filled with longings. The path way very long. She rebuked destiny for writing such things as her fate.

     4. Filled with longings, the beautiful gopi walked. To dangers and obstacles she gave no thought. In the forest that beautiful passionate gopi finally met Lord Krishna. So says Govinda dasa.

 

 

Song 47 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. badana na kara malina chanda

bade ki a-oye punimaka canda

2. adhara bandhuli madhura hasa

nirasa na kara diragha nishasa

3. (Refrain) ra-i he aba tejaha mana

carane lagi tohe sadhaye kana

4. cancala nayana khanjana jora

bhanga-bhujangama rahu agora

5. ki phala mohe etahu rosha

jagate bidita dasaka dosha

6. bacana amiya binu ye nahi jiye

mana-kulisha darashayasi kiye

7. gobinda-dasa cite e-i asha

tejana baraye mana abhilasha

 

 

     1. Don't make Your face so dark. Make it like a glistening full-moon.

     2. Don't give out these long despairing sighs. Place a sweet smile on Your bandhuli-flower lips.

     3. (Refrain) O Radha, give up Your jealous anger. Walking with Your feet, go to meet Krishna.

     4. Your restless eyes are like khanjana birds. Now You are in a snake's grip.

     5. What sweet fruit will You jealous anger bring to You? The whole world know that Your servant has His faults.

     6. He cannot live without the nectar of Your words. Why do You show this thunderbolt of Your jealous anger?

     7. In Govinda dasa's heart this desire resides: Give up this jealous anger.

 

 

Song 48 (Tirota or Bhupali-raga)

 

 

1. rasabati radha rasamaya kana

ko jane kahe kayala tuhu mana

2. tuhu ati rokhe bimukha na baitha

duhu brindabana-bana maha paitha

3. ki kahaba re sakhi kaha-ite hasa

kiye kiye adbhuta duhuka bilasa

4. locana lore bhari duhu pantha

pa-ola timira nikunjaka anta

5. duhu dumha pucha-ite duhu mati bama

duhu kahali nija sahacari nama

6. bharame kahata maramaka bola

sahacari bodhe tuhu duhu kara kora

7. yaba duhu meli alingana dela

gobinda-dasa kahata kiye bhela

 

 

     1. Radha is sweet like nectar. Krishna is sweet like nectar. Why do They quarrel? Who knows?

     2. Angrily They turn from each other. They will not meet. Still, They both enter Vrindavana forest.

     3. O gopi-friend, what shall I say to make Them smile and laugh? How shall I arrange that They enjoy wonderful pastimes together?

     4. Tears streamed from their eyes as They gazed at the pathway. They entered the forest darkness.

     5. They asked about each other. Their hearts were stubborn and contrary. They each called out the name of a special gopi-friend.

     6. To those friends They told what was in Their hearts. Those two friends met, hugged, and told what they had heard.

     7. Then Radha and Krishna met and embraced. Govinda dasa asks: What pastimes did They enjoy then?

 

 

Song 49 (Kedara-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) iha madhu yamini maha

kahe lagi mana      dahane tanu dahi dahi

          duhu mukha duhu nahi caha

2. uha purukha-bara      bidagadha-shekhara

          e abicala kula-bala

bihi yo na janala        madana ghatayala

          janu jaladhare bidhu-mala

3. canda udaye kiye      kumudini mudita

          candani bimukha cakora

aichana yamini      kabahu na pekhiye

          kiye bidhi mati bhora

4. duhu tanu parasha      kshaneka parashahi

          jaladhare damini-mala

aichana kamini      so su-purukha-bara

          duhuka dulaha naba-bala

5. sahacari bacana       shuniya duhu harashita

          duhu mukha heri duhu hasa

duhuka anubhaba          purala manoratha

          gobinda-dasa parakasha

 

 

     1. (Refrain) On this sweet springtime night why do You two make Your bodies burn with the flames of a lover's quarrel? Why do You two not even look at each other's faces?

     2. Here is the best of males, the crown of the playful and wise. And here is a saintly faithful girl. Alas! Destiny does not know the greatness of Your love. You are like a monsoon cloud garlanded with a host of moons.

     3. When the moon rises do the lotus flowers close their petals? When the glistening moonlight shines, do the cakora birds turn their faces from it? How have Your hearts become so bewildered that on a night like this you will not even look at each other?

     4. You two should touch. For a moment the garland of lightning should touch the dark monsoon cloud. Here is a beautiful passionate girl. And here is the best of charming boys. You two are a glorious teenage couple.

     5. Hearing the gopi-friend's words, the divine couple became happy. Looking at each other's faces, They smiled. They felt Their every desire was at once fulfilled. Govinda dasa reveals this pastimes.

 

 

Song 50 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. murali milita         adhara naba-pallaba

          gayata kata kata raga

kulabati ho-i       mandira chodi ayalu

          sahite na pari biraga

2. (Refrain) madhaba tohe ki shikhayaba ana

gori alapi          shyama nata sancaru

          aba tuhu bidagadha jana

3. murali chodi achu          madhura alapite

          saba jana nahi ana

kanthahi kantha meli          abahi samujhiye

          yati rine hota suthama

4. nirajana jani         hridaye aba dharabi

          aichana gunabati bhasha

gunijana-laja       aiche nahi hoyata

          kahatahim gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. How many melodies do You play on the flute placed to Your flower-petal lips? Leaving their homes, the saintly gopis run to You. They have no power to stay away.

     2. (Refrain) O Krishna, what more can I say to You? You are the most wise. You are the graceful dark dancer. With these melodies You call the fair gopis.

     3. Putting down the flute, now You speak sweetly. No one is like You. Meeting the gopis neck-to-neck, You declare that You are in debt to them.

     4. Thus You speak to the saintly gopis. In this secluded place You will embrace them to Your chest. The saintly devotees are not shy to praise these pastimes. So speaks Govinda dasa.

 

 

Song 51 (Kedara-raga)

 

 

1. dekha radha-madhaba meli

murati madana rasa-keli

2. o naba jaladhara anga

iha thira bijuri-taranga

3. o bara marakata thama

iha kancana dashabana

4. o matta madhukara-raja

iha naba padimini saja

5. o naba taruna tamala

iha hema yuthi rasala

6. aruna niyade puna canda

gobinda-dasa rahu dhandha

 

 

     1. Look! Radha and Krishna meet. They are Kamadeva's nectar pastimes personified.

     2. His form is a dark monsoon cloud. She is waves of lightning.

     3. He is an abode of sapphires. She is the purest gold.

     4. He is the king of wild black bees. She is a lake of new lotus flowers.

     5. He is a young tamala tree. She is a sweet golden-jasmine vine.

     6. They are glorious like the sun and moon rising together. Gazing at Them, Govinda dasa is filled with wonder.

 

 

Song 52 (Mallara-raga)

 

 

1. bhule bhule re domhara rupe nayana bhule

kanaka-latika ra-i tamala-kole

2. bija-i bane bane bhrama-i duhu

dumhara kandhe shobhe dumhara bahu

3. dipa-samipe yena indranila mani

jalada jadayala yena saudamini

4. kashite kashila nahe kundana hema

tulana dibara nahi dumhara prema

5. badane badana dite madana jage

alingana diya shyama kiba dhana mage

6. canda upare canda piye rasa sudha

gobinda-dasa kahe na bhangila kshudha

 

 

     1. Gazing at each other's forms, Their eyes are enchanted. They are enchanted and again enchanted. Radha is like a golden vine embracing a tamala tree.

     2. They wander from forest to forest. They adorn each other's shoulders with Their arms.

     3. They are like a sapphire and a glistening lamp. They are like a monsoon cloud and lightning.

     4. No gold is pure as Their love. Their love has no peer.

     5. When They gaze at each other, amorous desires awaken within Them. When dark Krishna embraces Her, for what greater treasure can Radha ask?

     6. They are like one moon sipping the nectar of another moon. Govinda dasa says: Their thirst to taste that nectar is never broken.

 

 

Song 53 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. rupe bharata dithi         sonari parasha mithi

          pulaka na teja-i anga

mohana murali-bare       shruti paripurita

          na shune apana parasanga

2. (Refrain) sajani aba ki karabi upadesha

kanu anurage mora        tanu mana batula

          na sahe dharama-bhara-lesha

3. nasika se angera      saurabha unamata

          badane nana laya ana nama

naba naba guna-gane      bandhala majhu mane

          dharama rahaba kon thama

4. griha-pati tarajane         guru-jana garajane

          ko jane upajaye hasa

tahi eka manoratha       yadi haye anurata

          puchata gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. I filled my eyes with the sight of His handsome form. As I remember the sweetness of that form, the hairs of my body do not stop standing up with joy. The enchanting sound of His flute entered my ears. Now I do not hear anything else.

     2. (Refrain) O gopi-friend, what shall I say to you? I have fallen in love with Krishna. My body and heart are now wild to attain Him. I have not the slightest fear of breaking dharma's rules.

     3. When my nose smelled the fragrance of His body, I became wild. My mouth will not speak any name but His. My heart is bound hg the ropes of His newer and newer virtues. Where will the rules of dharma stay within me now?

     4. Govinda dasa asks: When her husband rebukes and her elders roar their disapproval, only a smile sprouts within her. Who understands her smile? If she is indeed enchanted by Krishna, only one desire must stay within her now.

 

 

Song 54 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. sabahu badhu-jana          calu brindabana

          gauri aradhana lagi

aichana mugadha          bacana racana kari

          guru-jana anumati magi

2. (Refrain) hari hari kahe shikhala parakara

guru-jane banci          micha-i bacanamrita

          dinahi karala abhisara

3. besha bana-ota         nanadi shunayata

          chatura sakhi sane bata

gauri aradhi        manoratha puraba

          pashupati nandana satha

4. su-basita kusuma      kapurita tambula

          bhari le-i candana katora

gobinda-dasa        patha darashayata

          yamha nahi kantaka acora

 

 

     1. All the teenage gopis went to Vrindavana forest to worship Goddess Durga. Speaking sweet words, they asked their elders' permission.

     2. (Refrain) Ah! Ah! What did they say? Chaating their elders with a host of nectar lies, they went to meet Krishna in broad daylight.

     3. They dressed in nice garments, talked with their sisters-in-law, and spoke clever words with their gopi-friends. They declared all their desires.would be fulfilled by worshiping Durga and Ganesha.

     4. They brought with them fragrances, flowers, camphor, betelnuts, and cups of sandal paste. Govinda dasa took care no brambles blocked their path.

 

 

Song 55 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. kunda-kusume karu kabaraki bhara

hridaye birajita motima hara

2. candane caracita rucira kapura

angahi anga ananga bhari pura

3. candani rajani ujorali gori

hari abhisara rabhasa-rase bhori

4. dhabala bibhushana ambara dhara-i

dhabalima kaumudi mili tanu cala-i

5. hera-ite parijana locana bhula

ranga-putali yena rasa maha bula

6. purita manoratha gati anibara

guru-kula-kantaka ki karaye para

7. murati shingara piritimaya bhasha

milali nikunje kahe gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. Jasmine flowers are twined in her braids. A pearl necklace glistens on her chest.

     2. Her limbs are gloriously anointed with camphor and sandal paste. Her limbs are flooded with amorous desires.

     3. Her fair complexion is glorious in the moonlit night. Sipping the nectar of yearning to meet Krishna, she is overcome.

     4. Her garments and ornaments are white. As she walks, her graceful form meets the white moonlight.

     5. She blunders. She glances at her kinsmen's eyes. As a puppet dances on a stage, she dances the dance of tasting nectar pastimes.

     6. Without stopping, she goes to fulfill her desire. How did she cross over the shoreless ocean of thorns that were her elders?

     7. Her words are filled with passionate love for a person who is like Kamadeva personified. In the forest she meets Krishna. So says Govinda dasa.

 

 

Song 56 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. adare agu-sari         ra-i hridaye dhari

          janu upare puna rakhi

nija kara-kamale         nayana-yuga mucha-i

          hera-i cira thira ankhi

2. (Refrain) piriti murati adhideba

yakara darashane          saba dukha mitala

          so-i apane kara seba

3. himakara shitala       nirahi titala

          kara-tale maja-i mukha

sa-jala nalini-dale      mridu mridu bija-i

          pucha-i pantha ki dukha

4. anguli cibuka dhari        badane tambula puri

          madhura sambhasha-i kana

gobinda-dasa bhana       niti naba nutana

          ra-ika amiya sinana

 

 

     1. Respectfully He approaches. He embraces Radha. He holds Her to His chest. With unblinking eyes He gazes at Her for a long time. With His lotus hands He rubs His eyes.

     2. (Refrain) He who is the Deity of love, who is love personified, gazes at Her. Now all Her sufferings are ended. He personally serves Her.

     3. Even though She stays in the cooling moonlight, She perspires. With the palms of His hand He wipes Her face. With a moistened lotus-petal He gently gently fans Her. "Was there trouble on the path?", He asks.

     4. Holding Her chin with a finger, He places betelnuts in Her mouth. Krishna speaks sweetly. Govinda dasa says: Radha feels She is being bathed in nectar that is eternally newer and newer.

 

 

Song 57 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) madhaba ki kahaba daiba-bipaka

patha-agamana katha      kata na kahiba he

          yadi haya mukha lakhe lakha

2. mandira teja yaba          pada cari a-olu

          nishi heri kampita anga

timira duranta patha          hera-i na pariye

          pada-yuga bedhala bhujanga

3. eke kula-kamini       tahe kuhu-yamini

          ghora gahana ati dura

are tahe jaladhara       barakhiye jhara jhara

          hama ya-oba kona pura

4. eke pada-pankaja      panke bibhushita

          kantake jarajara bhela

tuya darashana ashe        kachu nahi janalu

          cira-dukha aba dure gela

5. tohari murali yaba         shrabane prabeshala

          chodalu griha-sukha asha

pantha dukha trinahu      kari na ganalu

          kahatahi gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. (Refrain) O Krishna, how can I describe my fate? How many calamities fell on me as I walked here on the path? Even if I had millions and millions of mouths, I could not describe them all.

     2. Leavibng my house, I began walking here. When I saw night fall, my body trembled. Great darkness made the path impassable. I had no power to see anything. Snakes slithered about my feet.

     3. I was all alone. The night was fearful. The path was very long. Then clouds rained and rained. Every place was flooded. Where could I go?

     4. My lotus feet became adorned with mud. Again and again I was pricked by thorns. I yearned to see You. I didn't know where to go. Then my long sufferings fled far away.

     5. The sound of Your flute-music entered my ears. Then I turned away from any wish to be happy in my home. Now I think all the troubles I met on that path to be insignificant like a blade of grass. So says Govinda dasa.

 

 

Song 58 (Bhupali-raga)

 

 

1. mandira bahira kathina kapata

cala-ite shankila pankila bata

2. tamhi ati duratara badara dola

bari ki bara-i nila nicola

3. sundari kaiche kayabi abhisara

hari raha manasa suradhuni para

4. ghana ghana jhana jhana bajara nipata

shuna-ite shrabane marame jari jata

5. dasha disha damini daha-i bithara

hera-ite ucaka-i locana-bhara

6. ithe yadi sundari tejabi geha

premaka lagi upekhabi deha

7. gobinda-dasa kaha ithe ki bicara

chutala bana kiye yatane nibara

 

 

     1. She departs from the house and the locked gate. Frightened, she flees on the muddy pathway.

     2. A ferocious rainstorm blows with great winds. How can her black cloak keep out the torrents of rain?

     3. How will this beautiful girl meet with Krishna? He is on the Manasa-ganga's farther shore.

     4. "Jhanajhana!" Thunderbolts fall again and again. Hearing the thunder, she feels her ears and heart filled with flames of pain.

     5. Flames of lightning flash in the ten directions. Watching, she fills her upraised wide-open eyes.

     6. O beautiful girl, if you leave your home for love's sake, then for love's sake you should give up all worry for your own body.

     7. Govinda dasa says: How can worry stop her now? When shot from the bow, how can an arrow be stopped?

 

 

Song 59 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. nilima mrigamade       tanu anuranja-i

          nilima hara ujora

nila-balaya-gana         bhuja-yuga-mandita

          pahirali nila nicola

2. (Refrain) sundari hari-abhisarika lagi

naba anurage        gori bheli shamari

          kuhu-yamini-bhaya bhagi

3. nila alakakula        alike hilolata

          nila timire calu go-i

nila nalina yaiche       shamaru sayare

          lakha-i na para-i ko-i

4. nila-bhramara-gana         parimale dhaba-i

          caudike karata jhankara

gobinda-dasa        ata-e anumana-i

          ra-i calali abhisara

 

 

     1. Black is the musk that anoints Her. Black is Her glistening necklace. Black are the bracelets that adorn Her wrists. Black is Her bodice.

     2. (Refrain) The beautiful girl goes to Her meeting with Krishna. Overcome with new and passionate love, the fair girl has become black. The black night is fearsome.

     3. Black are the curly locks of hair that toss like waves on Her forehead. In the black darkness She stealthily walks. Black now are thge lotus flowers. Blackness was brought by the sunset. No one can see anything.

     4. Black are the bumblebees chasing the sweet fragrance. Their buzzing fills the four directions. Govinda dasa says: I can only guess that Shri Radha is now running to meet with Krishna.

 

 

Song 60 (Kedara-raga)

 

 

1. guru-jana-nayana bidhuntuda manda

nila nicola jhampali mukha-candra

2. yena yamini ghana timira duranta

madana-dipa darashayala pantha

3. calali nitambini hari abhisara

gati ati manthara arati bithara

4. rasa-dhadhase calu pada du-i cari

lila-kamala tejala bara-nari

5. parihari maulika malati-mala

tejala mani-maya gimaka hara

6. naba anuraga-bharame bhela bholi

nindaye pina payodhara jori

7. besha shesha rahu nilima basa

milali nikunje kaha gobinda dasa

 

 

     1. Covering your face with a great black cloak, you hid your moonlike face from your elders' prying eyes.

     2. In the impenetrable darkness and mist of night, Kamadeva's lamp showed you the path.

     3. O girl with beautiful hips, you hurried to your meeting with Krishna. Overcome with passionate love, you walked slowly.

     4. Wild with the desire to taste nectar, you took two steps and then four. O beautiful girl, you dropped your toy lotus flower.

     5. You dropped the jasmine crown from your head. You broke the string of jewels at your neck.

     6. You were overcome with new and passionate love. Your very full breasts rebuked all rivals.

     7. Your garments and ornaments were hidden under a great black cloak. In this way you met Lord Krishna in the forest. Thus speaks Govinda dasa.

 

 

Song 61 (Kedara-raga)

 

 

1. duhu jana a-ola kunjaka maha

aparupa ko bihi rasa nirabaha

2. jhara jhara barikhe gagane jaladhara

damini daha-i jhalake anibara

3. aiche samaye bara radha kana

kunjaka majhe baithi eka thama

4. duhu tanu milala manamathe mati

duhu parirambhana samaraka bhati

5. aparupa duhu jana nidhubana keli

gobinda-dasa hera-i sakhi meli

 

 

     1. The divine couple came to the forest grove. What wonderful nectar will fate now create?

     2. In the sky clouds shower rain again and again. Flames of lightning flash without stop.

     3. Now Radha and Krishna sit together in a forest grove.

     4. Their bodies meet. They are wild with passionate desire. They fight a glorious battle of embraces.

     5. They enjoy wonderful amorous pastimes. Standing with the gopis, Govinda dasa watches.

 

 

Song 62 (Sindhuda-raga)

 

 

1. gaganahi nimagana dinamani kanti

lakha-i na pariye kiye dina rati

2. aichana jalada kalaya andhiyara

niyadahi ko-i lakha-i nahi para

3. calu gaja-gamini hari abhisara

gamana nirankusha arati bithara

4. caudike athira pabana taru dola

jaga bhari shikara-nikara hilola

5. dhala-ite gori nagara pura-bata

mandire mandire lagala kapata

6. yaba dhani kunje milala hari pasha

durahi dure rahu gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. The sky's sunlight suddenly plunges into darkness. Is it day or night? I have no power to see.

     2. A great cloud has brought blinding darkness. No one can see even the nearest object.

     3. Walking like a graceful elephant, a beautiful girl goes to meet Krishna. She is wild with passionate longing to meet with Him.

     4. In the four directions a fickle wind blows the trees back and forth. Waves of drizzling rain fill the worlds.

     5. The fair girl follows the path to Krishna's abode. She comes to the doors of house after house.

     6. Finally the beautiful fortunate girl meets Krishna in the forest. Govinda dasa respectfully stays far far away.

 

 

Song 63 (Kedara-raga)

 

 

1. mani manjira          yatane ani dhani

          so pahiranu du-i hata

kinkini gima        hara bali pahirala

          hara saja-ola matha

2. (Refrain) sundari aparupa pekhala aja

hari abhisara       bharama bhare sundari

          bichurala saja bisaja

3. ghana andhiyara       rajani jani kajara

          garajata barikhata meha

bishadhara bharala        durata patha patara

          ekali calali teji geha

4. cadhala manorathe          dosara manamathe

          patha bipatha nahi mana

gobinda-dasa       kaha-i braja=nagari

          aichana bhetali kana

 

 

     1. With both hands she carefully placed jewel anklets on her feet. She placed a necklace on her neck and an ornament on her head.

     2. (Refrain) The beautiful gopi looked at the wonderful arrangement. Yearning to meet Krishna, she took no care that the ornaments were proper or not.

     3. The night was dark like black kajjala. The clouds thundered and rained. Snakes slithered on the path. Leaving her home, she walked all alone.

     4. She was filled with longing. Kama was her only companion. She did not care if she walked on the path or on the places where there was no path. Govinda dasa says: This vraja-gopi certainly met Lord Krishna.

 

 

Song 64 (Bhupali-raga)

 

 

1. guru duru banca ujorala canda

gurujana nayana padahi pada phanda

2. tahe ati duratara pantha sancara

tatahi kalabati calu abhisara

3. ki kahaba madhaba premaka rita

tuya anuragini tri-bhubana jita

4. yaha dhani dhadhase bhana dhunana

sadhase dha-oye katahu pancabana

5. so tohe kunje milala nirabadha

gobinda-dasa hake purala sadha

 

 

     1. The moon is bright. Now the eyes of her elders are spread like a net to catch her.

     2. She walks on the frightening path. This graceful girl hurries to meet You.

     3. O Krishna, how can I describe the love she bears for You? Her love for You eclipses the three worlds.

     4. The beautiful agitated girl knits her eyebrows. How many times does Kamadeva attack with his five arrows?

     5. O Krishna, now she meets You in the forest. Now her desires are all fulfilled.

 

 

Song 65 (Kalyani-raga)

 

 

1. bayase samana         sange naba rangini

          sajali shyama-darasha rasa-lobhe

ko-i rababa         muraja swara-mandala

          bina upanga hata para shobhe

2. (Refrain) bhale bani a-oye brishabhanu tani

carana-kamala-tale       aruna birajita

          manjira-ranjita madhura dhwani

3. gati ati manthara          naba yaubana bhara

          nila-basana mani-kinkini rola

gaja-ari majhari         upare kanaya-giri

          bicahi suradhuni mukuta-hilola

4. rabi mandala chabi         jini mani-kundala

          sundara sindura-bindu bhalahi bhale

gobinda-dasa kaha        bhulala ali-kula

          bedhala kabarika malati-male

 

 

     1. The graceful young gopis eagerly prepare to sip the nectar of meeting with Krishna. One gopi plays the rabab. Another gopi plays the muraja. Another gopi makes her hand melodiously stroke the vina.

     2. (Refrain) Vrishabhanu's daughter gracefully arrives. The soles of Her lotus feet are reddish and glorious. Her anklets sweetly jangle.

     3. She walks with slow grace. She is a glorious youthful teenage girl. Her garments are blue. Her ornaments jangle. Her slender waist is like a lioness' waist. Her breasts are golden mountains. Her pearl necklace is a host of waves in the celestial Ganga.

     4. Her jewel earrings defeat the sunshine. A graceful sindura dot decorates Her forehead. Govinda dasa says: Black bees wander among the jasmine flowers that adorn Her braids.

 

 

Song 66 (Beloyara-raga)

 

 

1. manju carana-yuga          yabaka ranjana

          khanjana ganjana manjira baje

nila-basana mani         kinkini ranarani

          kunjara damana gamana kshina majhe

2. (Refrain) sajali shyama binodini radhe

sangahi ranga       tarangi rangini

          madana mohana chande

3. kanaka katora cora         kuca koraka jora

          ujora motima dama

bhuja-yuga thira         bijuri pari manimaya

          kankana jhanakite camakita kama

4. manorama hasa         sudha-rasa nirasana

          dashana-jyoti jita motima kanti

subhaga kapola      lola mani-kundala

          dasha disha bharala nayana shara-panti

5. jhampila kabari       bhale alakabali

          bhana dhanuya janu manamatha sebi

gobinda-dasa        hridaye abadharali

          shingara deba adhidebi

 

 

     1. Her graceful feet are anointed with red yavaka. Her anklets jangle like cooing khanjana birds. Her garemnts are blue. Her jewel prnaments jangle. Her waist is slender like a lioness' waist.

     2. (Refrain) Radha enjoys many pastimes with dark Krishna. In His company She splashes in many waves of pastimes. She enchants Him with amorous playing.

     3. Her flower-bud breasts rob the golden goblet of its splendor. Her pearl necklace glistens. Her arms defeat the unmoving lightning flashes. Her jangling jewel bracelets startle Kamadeva.

     4. Her charming smile eclipses the sweetest nectar. The splendor of Her teeth defeats the splendor of pearls. Jewel earrings sway to and fro on Her graceful cheeks. Her eyes fill the ten directions with arrows of glances.

     5. Her ringlets of hair are gathered into graceful braids. The archer Kamadeva skilfully bends the bows of Her eyebrows. In his heart Govinda dasa knows for certain this girl is the goddess who keeps company with Krishna, the Deity of playful amorous pastimes.

 

 

Song 67 (Bihagada-raga)

 

 

1. e dhani ancare badana jhampana

lubadhala madhupa        cakora bidhuntuda

          anata anata cali yana

2. mukha-mandala kiye         sharada saroruha

          bhalahi ashtamika canda

madhuripu marama         bharama yaha aichana

          tare ki ganiye mati manda

3. jani kaha garabe      pani-tale baraba

          e thala-kamala ujora

tahi nakha-canda         bharama bhare aichana

          tatahim padata jani bhora

4. bhana dhanuya kiye         sutanu dhunayasi

          yachu share giridhara kampa

se kiye atanu       pataga shire darasi

          gobinda-dasa hiye tapa

 

 

     1. With the edge of her garment a beautiful gopi covers her face. She has become like a greedy bumblebee or a cakora bird. Yearning and yearning, she walks.

     2. Is the half-covered circle of her face really an autumn lotus? Is her forehead a moon on the eighth night? She enchants Krishna's heart. Now He is bewildered. What does Krishna think now?

     3. The palm of her hand eclipses the land-growing lotus. The moons of her fingernails enchant and bewilder Krishna. Now He is overcome.

     4. She bends the archer's bow of her eyebrows. An arrow is fired. Now Krishna trembles. Did Kamadeva's arrow strike Krishna's head? Govinda dasa says: Lord Krishna's heart is now licked by flames.

 

 

Song 68 (Shri-raga)

 

 

1. kanane sabahu kusuma parakasha

shari shuka pika-kula madhurima bhasha

2. mayura mayuri-gana de-i nada

shuna-ite katara bhela unamada

3. dekha dekha nagara-raja

calalahi sanketa-kunjaka majha

4. kishalaya-punjahi sheja-bara kela

tamhi para baithi puna tarakhita bhela

5. patha heri akula bikala parana

abahu na sundari karala payana

6. antare madana karala parakasha

caudishe hera-i gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. Flowers bloom in the forest. Parrots and cuckoos sweetly talk.

     2. Peacocks and peahens loudly call. These sounds make one wild with bliss.

     3. Look! Look! There is the king of playful heroes. He walks to the forest-place where He will meet His beloved.

     4. He sits on a couch of twigs and leaves. He thirsts to enjoy pastimes with His beloved.

     5. He watches the path. His life's breath is uneasy. The beautiful gopi has not yet come.

     6. Kamadeva is manifest in His heart. Govinda dasa carefully watches the four directions.

 

 

Song 69 (Sindhuda-raga)

 

 

1. sharada sudhakara      mandala khandana

          badana kamala bikasha

adhare milayata          shyama manohara

          cita corayali hasa

2. (Refrain) aju naba shyama binodini ra-i

tanu tanu atanu          yuta shata sebita

          labani barani na ya-i

3. bari bakula-phule          aphula ali-kula

          madhu pibi pibi utarola

sakala alankriti          karuna jhankriti

          kinkini ranarani bola

4. pada-pankaja para          manimaya nupura

          purita khanjana bhasha

madana mukura janu       nakha mani-darapana

          nichani gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. Her blossoming lotus face breaks the nectar-moon into pieces. The smile on her lips robs charming Krishna of His heart.

     2. (Refrain) Radha, the teenage girl who enjoys pastimes with dark Krishna, Radha who is filled with hundreds of amorous desires, and who is gloriously beautiful has not yet come.

     3. She is decorated with many bakula flowers. Sipping and sipping the nectar of these flowers, the balck bees are wild with bliss. All Her ornaments sweetly jangle.

     4. The jewel anklets on Her lotus feet coo like khanjana birds. Her toenails are like Kamadeva's jewel mirrors. Govinda dasa offers arati to Her.

 

 

Song 70 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) sundari turitahim karaha payana

sabahu tiratha-phala          swami su-mangala

          bhanuka kunde sinana

2. aichana bacana        kahala yaba so sakhi

          guru-jane anumati magi

bahu upahara        su-kapura candana

          le-ola bhanuka lagi

3. sabahu sakhi meli          de-i hulahuli

          calatahim panthaka majha

so bara sundari          kari patha caturi

          milayala nagara-raja

4. ra-ika badana         canda heri madhaba

          purala saba abhilasha

duhu darashane duhu       arati naba naba

          katahim gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. (Refrain) "O beautiful girl, please quickly depart. You should bathe at most auspicious Bhanu-kunda, which grants the results of visiting all holy places."

     2. When a friend had spoken these words, that gopi asked permission from her elders. Taking sandal paste, camphor, and many other things, She left for Bhanu-kunda.

     3. When She met her gopi-friends there was a great uproar of joyful greetings. Together, the gopis walked on the path. Walking, that wise gopi met Krishna, the king of playful heroes.

     4. Gazing at Shri Radha's moonlike face, Lord Krishna felt all His desires were fulfilled. Gazing at Shri Shri Radha and Krishna, who are youthful eternally, and offering arati to Them, Govinda dasa sings this song.

 

 

Song 71 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. sakhi-gana meli ye karala payana

kautuke keli-kunde abagana

2. jala-maha paithala sakhi-gana meli

duhu jana samara karala jala-keli

3. bichurala kuntala jarajara anga

gahana samare de-i nagara bhanga

4. sakhi-gana bedhala nagara-canda

gobinda-dasa heri raha dhandha

 

 

     1. The gopis assemble and depart. They joyfully enter the waters of the pastime lake.

     2. The gopis meet in the midst of the waters. The divine couple enjoy many water pastimes. Playfully They fight in the water.

     3. Their hair becomes dishevelled. Their limbs are filled with bliss. In a furious duel, the hero Krishna defeats His gopi beloved.

     4. The gopis surround Krishna, the moon of heroes, and attack Him from all sides. Watching, Govinda dasa is filled with wonder.

 

 

Song 72 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. keli-abasheshe o bara naha

sakhi sane keli-kunde abagaha

2. (Refrain) tamha karala aparupa jala-keli

sakhi-gana sane nagari eku meli

3. daurathe yaiche yuruta de-u bira

taichana sincata duhuka sharira

4. gobinda-dasa pahu kundaka thaha

abasare ra-i kara jala-abagaha

 

 

     1. At the end of His pastimes, Lord Krishna enters the pastime-lake with the gopis.

     2. (Refrain) Radha and Her gopi-friends enjoy wonderful water-pastimes.

     3. Radha and Krishna and splash each other.

     4. Govinda dasa's master grasps Radha. With His hand He pushes Her into the water.

 

 

Song 73 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. nahi uthala domhe kundaka-tira

tanu tanu lagala patala cira

2. ange bana-ola naba naba besha

kunjaka-majhe karala parabesha

3. bibidha mitha-i katahu upahara

bhojana kari tamhi kata parakara

4. ra-ika yatane so-i shyama-raya

bahu-bidha bhujala harisha hiyaya

 

 

     1. The divine couple emerge from the water. They walk on the lakeshore. They dress in fine garments.

     2. Newer and newer garments They place on Their limbs. They enter a forest grove.

     3. They eat many delicious foods. How many kinds of foods do They enjoy?

     4. In many ways Radha tries to bring pleasure to dark Krishna's heart.

 

 

Song 74 (Kanada-raga)

 

 

1. sharada canda pabana manda

bipine bharala kusuma-gandha

phulla mallika malati yuthi

matta madhukara bhorani

2. herata rati aichana bhati

shyama-mohana madana mati

murali gana pancama tana

kulabati-cita-corani

3. shunata gopi prema ropi

manahim manahim apana sompi

tamhi calata yamhi bolata

muralika kala rolani

4. bichuri geha nijahu deha

eku nayane kajara-reha

yahe ranjita eku manjira

eku kundala dolani

5. shithila chanda nibika bandha

begete dha-ota yubati-brinda

khasata basana rasana coli

galita beni lolani

6. tatahim beli sakhini meli

kehu kahuka patha na heri

aichana milala gokula-canda

gobinda-dasa bolani

 

 

     1. The autumn moon glistened. A gentle breeze blew. A fragrance of flowers filled the forest. Mallika, malati, and yuthi flowers bloomed. Intoxicated black bees flew.

     2. The gopis looked at the splendid night. They were enchanted by dark Krishna. They had fallen in love with Him. From a flute somewhere came melodies on the fifth note, melodies that robbed the saintly gopis of their hearts.

     3. Hearing the music, the gopis were overcome with feelings of love. Entering the gopis' thoughts andf there speaking eloquent words, the sweet flute-music aroused the gopis' desire to enjoy with Krishna.

     4. Overcome, the gopis forgot their homes and their own bodies. To only one eye they applied black kajjala. On only one ankle they placed a jangling anklet. On only one ear they placed a swinging earring.

     5. Their tight belts became loosened. Quickly the teenage gopis ran. Their belts, bodices, and garments became loose and began to slip. Their braids were tossed to and fro.

     6. Somehow the gopis all met. As they walked, they could not see the path before them. They met Lord Krishna, who is like a glorious moon shining in Gokula. Thus sings Govinda dasa.

 

 

Song 75 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. ki ye shuni sudhamaya muralira raba

na sambare ambare dhaya gopi saba

2. kare tuli pare keha pada-abharana

keha pare nija adha nayane anjana

3. sadana chadiya keha kananete dhaya

paya-pane shishu chadi seha gopi yaya

4. eka gopire pati dhariya rakhila

shyama-anurage seha tanu teyagila

5. sakala gopira age pa-ila se-i rama

gobinda-dasa kahe ki diba upama

 

 

     1. Hearing Krishna's nectar flute-music, the gopis ran. They took no care that their garments were properly arranged.

     2. Some gopis placed their anklets around their wrists. Other gopis decorated only half their eyes with black kajjala.

     3. Leaving their homes, some gopis ran to the forest. Suddenly stopping feeding milk to their infants, other gopis also ran.

     4. Forcibly stopped by their husbands, other gopis left their bodies. They were rapt in love for dark Krishna.

     5. One gopi was the foremost. She was the goddess of fortune Herself. Govinda dasa says: What metaphors and similes can I speak that will do justice to Her glories?

 

 

Song 76 (Mallara-raga)

 

 

1. bipine milala gopa-nari

heri hasata murali-dhari

nirakhi bayana puchata bata

prema-sindhu gahani

2. puchata sabaka gamana kshema

kahata kiye karaba prema

brajaka sabahu kushala bata

kahe kutila cahani

3. heri aichana rajani ghora

teji taruni patika kora

kaiche pa-oli kanana ora

thora nahata kahini

4. galita lalita kabari-brinda

kahe dha-ota yubati-brinda

mandire kiye padala dwanda

bedhala bipatha-bahini

5. kiye sharada candani rati

nikunje bharala kusuma panti

herata shyama bhramara bhati

bujhi a-oli sahini

6. etahu kahata na kaha ko-i

rakhata kamhe manahi go-i

iha-i ana naha-i ko-i

gobinda-dasa gayani

 

 

     1. The gopis assembled in the forest. Seeing Krishna play the flute, they smiled. Krishna glanced at their faces and asked them some questions. He plunged them in an ocean of amorous desires.

     2. He asked iof their journey through the forest was good and auspicious. He wished them well. But why did He talk to them of love? Why did He glance at them with crooked eyes?

     3. "You can see this night is very fearsome. Why did you girls leav your husbands' embraces and come to the forest?" Why did Krishna speak these words?

     4. "Your graceful braids have become loose. Why did you girls run here? Was there a quarrel in your homes?" As an army surrounds its oppnent, the gopis surrounded Lord Krishna.

     5. "This autumn night is splendid with its moonlight. This forest grove is filled with flowers. You can see the black bees are very glorious here. Did you girls know all this before you came here?"

     6. Lord Krishna spoke these words, but no gopi offered a reply. Why did they always keep Krishna in their hearts? No gopi offered a reply. Govinda dasa sings this song.

 

 

Song 77 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. aichana bacana kahala yaba kana

braja-ramani-gana sajala nayana

2. tutala sabahu manoratha karani

abanata anane nakhe likhu dharani

3. akula antara gadagada kaha-i

akaruna bacana bishikha nahi saha-i

4. shuna shuna su-kapata shyamara canda

kaiche kahasi tuhu iha anubandha

5. bhangahi kula-shila muralika-gane

kinkini-gana janu kesha dhari ane

6. aba kaha kapate dharama-yuta bola

dharmika haraye kiye kumari nicola

7. tohe sompita jiba tuya rasa paba

tuya pada chodi aba ko kamha yaba

8. etahu kahata braja-yubati mela

shuni nanda-nandana harashita bhela

9. kabi parasada tahi karaye bilasa

anande nirakhaye gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. When Lord Krishna spoke these words, tears flowed from the gopis' eyes.

     2. The gopis' desires were all broken into pieces. The gopis bowed their heads. With their toenails they cratched the ground.

     3. Their hearts were overcome. They spoke broken words in choked voices. They could not bear Krishna's cruel sharp words.

     4. "Listen. Listen, O cruel dark moon Krishna. Why do You speak these words?

     5. "Your flute music broke our saintliness into pieces. Now we are Your maidservants. It is You who hold us by the hair.

     6. "Now You speak these crooked words of pretended dharma. How can a saintly girl remove even her cloak in front of You?

     7. "We have given our lives to You. We yearn to taste the nectar of Your company. Where will we go if we leave Your feet?"

     8. These words the girls of Vraja spoke. Hearing them, Lord Krishna became happy.

     9. By the mercy of a saintly poet (Shrila Shukadeva Gosvami), Govinda dasa joyfully watches these pastimes.

 

 

Song 78 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. kancana mani-gana          janu nirama-ola

          ramani-mandala saja

majhahi majha       maha-marakata sama

          shyama nata-bara raja

2. (Refrain) dhani dhani aparupa rasa-bihara

thira bijura sane          cancala jaladhara

          rasa barakhiye anibara

3. kata kata canda       timira para  bilasa-i

          timirahi kata kata cande

kanaka-lataye       tamalaha kata kata

          duhu duhu tanu tanu bandhe

4. kata kata padumini         pancama ga-ota

          madhukara dharu shruti-bhasha

madhukara mili kata      padumini ga-ota

          mugadhala gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. Glistening like a gold and jewel necklace, the gopis form a circle. In that circle's center of centers is Lord Krishna, the king of dancers. He glistens like a great sapphire there.

     2. (Refrain) O beautiful gopi, O beautioful gopi, there is the wonderful rasa-dance pastime. Radha and Krishna are like a stationary lightning flash and restless monsoon cloud that together shower without stop a great monsoon of nectar.

     3. How many moons now glisten in the darkness of this night? How many moons now glisten in the darkness of this night? How many golden vines now embrace how many tamala trees? One couple after another are now bound in an embrace.

     4. How many lotuslike girls sing melodies in the fifth note? How many blackbee teenage boys chant the hymns of the Vedas? How many such lotus girls and blackbee boys meet and sing charming melodies together? Govinda dasa is charmed by their music.

 

 

Song 79 (Bihagada-raga)

 

 

1. nanda-nandana         sange shohana

          na-ola gokula-kamini

tapana-nandini      tire bhali bani

     bhubana-mohana labani

2. tata thaiya thaiya         baje pakhoyaja

          mukhara kankana kinkini

bilase gobinda      prema ananda

          sange naba naba rangini

3. caru-bicitra          duhuka ambara

          pabane ancala dolani

duhu kalebara       bharata shramaja

          moti marakata hema mani

4. ura bilola       bajata kinkini

          nupura-dhwani sangiya

gima dolani         nayana-nacini

          sange rasabati ranjiya

5. radhe madhaba         bibidha bilasa-i

          sange rangini matiya

nila darapana       shyama murati

          herata gobinda-dasiya

 

 

     1. Gokula's beautiful girls stay in the company of Nanda's son. On the riverbank stands Vrishabhanu's daughter, the most beautiful and enchanting girl in the world.

     2. "Tata thaiya thaiya!", the pakhoyaja drums declare. The gopis' bracelets and belts jangle. Filled with love ans bliss, the beautiful girls enjoy pastimes with Lord Krishna.

     3. Their beautiful colorful garments flutter in the breeze. Covered with perspiration, their bodies seem like sapphires and gold adorned with jewels and pearls.

     4. Their belts and anklets jangle. Their necklaces sway to and fro. Their eyes dance. In this way Lord Krishna enjoys pastimes with His sweet and graceful beloveds.

     5. Shri Shri Radha and Krishna enjoy many nectar pastimes together. They are wild with bliss. Govinda dasa gazes at Lord Krishna's form, a form dark like a sapphire mirror.

 

 

Song 80 (Mayura-kanthaka-tala)

 

 

1. aju bipine ya-ota kana

murati murata kusuma bana

janu jaladhara rucira anga

     bhangi nata-bara shohani

ishata hasata badana-canda

taruni nayana nayana phanda

bimba adhare murali khurali

     tri-bhubana-mano-mohini

2. kusuma milita cikura-punja

caudike bhramara bhramari gunja

pincha-nicaya racita mukuta

     makara-kundala dolani

cancala nayana khanjana jora

saghane ya-ota shrabana ora

gima shohana ratana-raja

     motima-hara lolani

3. kati pita pata kinkini baja

mada-gati ati kunjara-raja

janu-lambita kadamba-mala

     matta madhukara bhorani

aruna barana carana kanja

aruna tarani kirana ganja

gobinda-dasa hridaya ranja

     manju manjara bolani

 

 

     1. Now Krishna goes to the forest. He is Kamadeva personified, Kamadeva who shoots arrows of flowers. His form is splendid like a monsoon cloud. He bends like the best of dancers. A gentle smile rests on the moon of His face. His eyes set a trap to catch the teenage gopis' eyes. He play the flute at His bimbe-fruit lips. He enchants the hearts of the three worlds.

     2. Flowers adorn His hair, flowers that attract the humming black bees on four sides. His crown is made of peacock feathers. His shark-shaped earrings swing to and fro. His glistening large eyes, eyes that reach almost to his ears, are restless like khanjana birds. The king of jewels glistens at His neck. His pearl necklace sways to and fro.

     3. About His waist are a yellow cloth and a belt of jangling links. His gait is graceful and slow, like the king of elephants. His kadamba garland extends to His knees, a garland that maddens the the black bees. The soles of His lotus feet are reddish like the dawn. Govinda dasa says: Graceful like a blossoming flower, Lord Krishna delights the heart.

 

 

Song 81 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) gotha bijayi braja-raja kishora

janani-biracita besha ujora

2. age aganita kata go-dhana caliya

pache braja-balaka hai hai baliya

3. sama baya besha sabahu kari chanda

rama bame calu shyamara-canda

4. mayura shikhanda cude jhalamaliya

manimaya kundala talamaliya

5. shira-para canda adhara-para murali

cala-ite panthe karaye kata kurali

6. kati-tate pita patambara baniya

manthara gati calu gaja-bara jiniya

7. mani-manjira bajata rana-jhaniya

gobinda-dasa kaha-i dhani dhaniya

 

 

     1. (Refrain) Splendidly dressed by His mother, Vraja's young prince walks to the pastures.

     2. Numberless cows walk before Him. Behind Him Vraja's boys cry, "Hai! Hai!"

     3. Like Him in age, garments, manner, and every other way, hosts of boys surround Him. With Balarama at His left, Lord Krishna, splendid like a dark moon, walks.

     4. A peacock feather splendidly rests in His crown. His jewel earrings swing to and fro.

     5. His forehead is like the glistening moon. Walking on the path, how many melodies does He play on the flute at His lips?

     6. A yellow cloth is gracefully wrapped about His waist. He slow walking defeats the graceful elephant.

     7. His jewel anklets jangle. Govinda dasa says: Lord Krishna is the most glorious of all who are glorious.

 

 

Song 82 (Saranga-raga)

 

 

1. go-dhana sange        range yadu-nandana

          bihara-i yamuna-tira

dama shridama        sudama maha-bala

          gopa goyala sange bala-bira

2. (Refrain) bajata ghana ghana benu

hai hai raba        hamba raba garajana

          anande magana carata saba dhenu

3. sama-baya-besha        kesha parimandita

          cude shikhandaka kusuma ujora

manimaya hara       gunja naba manjula

          hera-ite jaga-jana-mana karu bhora

4. balaya nisana         kanaka kati kinkini

          nupura runu jhunu baja

gobinda-dasa pahu        niti niti aichana

          bihara-i naba ghana bipina samaja

 

 

     1. Surrounded by His cows, Lord Krishna enjoys pastimes on the Yamuna's banks. The powerful boy-hero Krishna is surrounded by Dama, Shridama, Sudama, and the boys and cows.

     2. (Refrain) Again and again He plays the flute. “Hai! Hai!", the boys call. "Hamba", the cows moo. Plunged in bliss, the cows walk and graze.

     3.  His friends are like Him in age and garments. His hair is decorated with flowers and a peacock-feather. He wears a jewel necklace and a graceful string of gunja. Gazing at Him, the people of the world feel their hearts overcome with bliss.

     4. His bracelets, anklets, and golden belt jangle. Again and again Govinda dasa's master enjoys pastimes in this way with His friends in the newly-blossoming forest.

 

 

Song 83 (Tudi-raga)

 

 

1. gothe prabesha         karayala go-gana

          sakha-gana nija nija mandire gela

batsaka bandhi      chandhi dhenu-gana

          ghana ghana go-dhana kela

2. (Refrain) sundara shyamara anga

ranga patambara          hara manohara

          go-dhuli-dhusara anga

3. naba naba pallaba          guccha-sumandita

          cude shikhandaka bedhala dama

makara-kriti mani         kundala dolani

          hera-i camake padaye kata kama

4. bana-phula-mala       birajita ura-para

          kinkini rana-rani nupura paya

gobinda-dasa pahu        jaga-mana-mohana

          braja-ramani-gana harashita taya

 

 

     1. He leads the cows back to Vraja Village. His friends return to their own homes. He ties the calves. Tying the cows, again and again He draws milk from them.

     2. (Refrain) Dark-limbed Krishna is handsome and charming. His garments and necklace are glorious. His limbs covered with dust raised by the cows' hooves, He charms every heart.

     3. He is decorated with new new leaves. On His head is a peacock feather and a ring of flowers. His shark-shaped jewel earrings swing to and fro. Gazing at Him, how many Kamadevas are overcome with wonder?

     4. His chest is glorious with a forest-flower garland. His anklets and belt jangle. Govinda dasa's master charms the hearts of all the world. He delights Vraja's teenage girls.

 

 

Song 84 (Suha-i-raga)

 

 

1. aha ki dekhi go bada-i kadambera tale

tadita jadita yaiche naba jaladhare

2. shyamacandera upare dhabala candera kala

tahara upare shobhe timirera mala

3. tahara upare kiba indradhanu saje

emana adbhuta rupa keba dekhiyache

4. indradhanu jiniya se bhuru dhanu-chata

gobinda-dasera mana kare latapata

 

 

     1. Aha! What did I see under a kadamba tree? It was like a new raincloud embraced by lightning.

     2. It was like a glistening wehite full moon above a dark new moon. Above those two moons glistened a garland of darkness.

     3. Above that garland was a rainbow. What was that wonderful form I saw?

     4. The effulgent archer's bows of that form's eyebrows defeated the rainbow. That form enchanted Govinda dasa's heart.

 

 

Song 85 (Baradi-raga)

 

 

1. e-i ta brindabana-pathe

niti niti kari gatagate

2. hate kari la-i ya-i sona

tumi ke na kahe hena jana

3. tumi dekhi puchaha bada-i

kisera dana cahena kana-i

4. sange sabe ghritera pasara

tahe kene eteka janjala

5. tumi ta baraja yuba-raja

tumi kene karibe akaja

6. dura kara hasa parihasa

kahatahim gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. Again and again they come and go on Vrindavana forest's pathways.

     2. "With Your own hand give Me Your golden ornaments." "Who are You? You have no right to make such a demand.

     3. "Why do You stare at Me and make these demands? O Krishna, why do You demand all this?"

     4. "To Me You must give all the butter You carry." "Why must You make trouble for Us?

     5. "You are Vraja's prince. Why do You act in a way that is not right?"

     6. In this way the divine couple joked and laughed for a long time. So says Govinda dasa.

 

 

Song 86 (Dhanashi-raga)

 

 

1. sakha-gana sange      range kata khelata

          khelata natabara-raja

bhora manorathe          calala bipina pathe

          chodi shishu sangahi majha

2. (Refrain) chatura-shiromani kana

heri yamuna-jala         manasija matala

          purala murali nishana

3. shrijala tarani-khani        prabala mukuta-mani

          majhe majhe hirara ganthani

sari sari yoje guda      ratana kancane moda

          pherayale bajata kinkini

4. tapana-tanaya tire         tarani la-iya phire

          bidagadha nagara-raja

gobinda-dasa kahe        naukaya basi rahe

          pherayalera ghunghura baja

 

 

     1. How many games did the king of dancers play and playw ith His gopa friends? Then, pushed by a certain desire, He left the boys' company and walked alone on the forest path.

     2. (Refrain) Glancing at the Yamuna's waters, Lord Krishna, the jewel of the wise, filled His flute with music. Now He was wild with Kamadeva's desires.

     3. With that flute-music He created a boat, a boat made of jewels, pearls, and coral, a boat with decks made of diamonds, a boat with seat after seat made of gold and jewels, a boat with many small bells that jangled as it moved.

     4. Lord Krishna, the wise king of heroes, entered that boat and set out from the Yamuna's banks. Govinda dasa says: As the boat moved, its many small bells jangled. 

 

 

Song 87 (Basanta-raga)

 

 

1. (Refrain) ritu-pati biharati nagara-shyama

radha rangini sangini bama

2. cuya candana          parimala kunkuma

          phagu-range saba anga bhari

madana-mohana heri       matala manasija

          yubati-yuta shata ga-ota hori

3. kehu dhara ambara          kehu hara hara

          kehu tanu pashiya rahalahi bhori

kehu le-i mudari         kehu le-i murali

          durahim dure kehu ga-ota hori

4. dampha rababa         upanga pakhoyaja

          karatala tala su-meli kari

gobinda-dasa pahum       nata-bara shekhara

          nacata ga-ota tala dhari

 

 

     1. (Refrain) With beautiful playful Radha at His left, the dark hero Krishna enjoys pastimes in the springtime, the king of seasons.

     2. Every limb is now covered with showers of sandal-water, red powder, and frgarant kunkuma. Gazing at Krishna, who is more enchanting than Kamadeva, hundreds of teenage gopis are overcome with amorous desires. They sing graceful songs in the festival of Holi.

     3. Some bring cloth. Some bring necklaces. Their bodies are filled with bliss. Some bring finger-rings. Some bring flutes. From far away some come, singing the glories of Holi.

     4. Gathering together, they play damphas, rababs, pakhoyajas, and karatalas. As they play graceful rhythms, Govinda dasa's master, who is the crown of dancers, dances.

 

 

Song 88 (Basanta-raga)

 

 

1. khelata phagu brindabana-canda

ritu-pati manamatha manoratha chanda

2. sundari-gana kara-mandali-majha

rangini prema-tarangini saja

3. agu phagu de-i nagari nayane

abasare nagara cumbaye bayane

4. cakita candra-mukhi sahacari gahane

dha-i dha-ola giridharika eka sane

5. tarala nayani turite eka ya-i

kare sane kadi murali le-i dha-i

6. ghana karatali bhali bhali bola

ho ho hori tumula utarola

7. aruna taruna taru arunahi dharani

sthala jala-cara bhela sabe eka-barani

8. arunahi nire aruna arabinda

aruna hridaye bhela dasa gobinda

 

 

     1. He who is like a moon shining in Vrindavana forest enjoys pastimes of throwing red powder. He is filled with Kamadeva's desires.

     2. In the midst of circle of beautiful gopis a blissful, reddish, wave-filled river of spiritual love flows.

     3. She who is the great heroine of amorous pastimes showers red powder on Him. He who is the king of amorous pastimes kisses Her face.

     4. Her moon-faced gopi friends are filled with wonder. Gathering together, they all attack Krishna.

     5. Trembling, they run to Krishna, snatch away His flute, and flee.

     6. "Bhali! Bhali!" the karatalas declare. There is a great tumult of, "Ho! Ho! Holi!"

     7. The ground is now red with powder. They young trees are red. Every being moving on the ground or in the water is now one color only.

     8. The water is red. The lotuses are red. Even Govinda dasa's heart is covered now with red.

 

 

Song 89 (Basanta-raga)

 

 

1. nilacale banakacala gora

gobinda phagu-range bhela bhora

2. deba-kumari nagari-gana sanga

 

 

something is missing

 

 

pastimes Govinda dasa has no power to understand.

 

 

Song 90 (Basanta-lila)

 

 

1. taru taru naba kishalaya bana lagi

kusuma-bhara kata abanata shakhi

2. tamhi shuka sharini kokila bola

kunja nikunja bhramara karu rola

3. aparupa shri-brindabana majha

shada ritu sange basanta ritu-raja

4. bikashita kubalaya kamala kadamba

madhabi malati mili taru lamba

5. kamha kamha sarasa hamsa nisana

kamha kamha daduri unamata gana

6. kamha kamha cataka pi-u pi-u phura

kamha kamha unamata nacaye mayura

7. gobinda-dasa kaha aparupa bhati

caudike bedhala kusumaka panti

 

 

     1. Tree after tree bears new shoots and buds. How many branches bend, burdened with hosts of flowers?

     2. The parrots and cuckoos coo. In forest after forest the black bees buzz.

     3. In the midst of wonderful Vrindavana forest stays King Springtime, surrounded by his court of the six seasons.

     4. The kuvalaya, kamala, and kadamba flowers bloom. The flowering madhavi and malati vines wind their tendrils around the trees.

     5. Here and there swans and sarasa cranes call. Here and there frogs wildly sing.

     6. Here and there cataka birds call, "Pi-u! Pi-u!" Here and there peacocks wildly dance.

     7. Govinda dasa says: Vrindavana forest has become wonderful and glorious. In the four directions it is filled with flowers.

 

 

 

Song 91 (Mallara-raga)

 

 

1. naba ghana kanana shobhana kunja

bikasita kusuma madhukara gunja

2. naba naba pallabe shobhita dola

shari shuka pika ga-oye rasala

tamhi bani aparupa ratana hindola

ta para baithaki kishori kishora

3. braja-ramani-gana de-ota jhankara

girata jani dhani karatahi kora

4. kata kata upajala rasa-payasanga

gobinda-dasa tamhi dekhata ranga

 

 

     1. Filled with blossoming flowers and humming bees, the new forest is beautiful.

     2. It is beautiful with newer and newer leaves, buds, and sprouts. Its parrots and cuckoos sweetly sing.

     3. Here a divine teenage boy and a divine teenage girl enjoy pastimes on a jewel-decorated swing.

     4. Arm in arm, the two divine teenagers enjoy pastimes. The beautiful gopis sing of Their glories.

     5. How many nectar pastimes do the two divine teenagers enjoy? Filled with bliss, Govinda dasa gazes at Them.

 

 

 

Song 92 (Bhairabi-raga)

 

 

1. aju shaci-nandana naba abhisheka

ananda-kanda nayana bhari dekha

2. nityananda adwaita mili range

ga-ota unamata bhakatahim sange

3. hera-ite nirupama kancana-deha

barikhaye sabahu nayana ghana-meha

4. puna puna nirakhite gora-mukha-indu

uchalala prema-sudha-rasa-sindhu

5. jaga bhari purala prema-tarange

bancita gobinda-dasa parasange

 

 

     1. Look! Now is the abhisheka ceremony of Shaci's son, the root of all bliss.

     2. Gathering around Lord Nityananda and Lord Advaita, and now wild with bliss, the devotees sing.

     3. Gazing at the Lord's peerless golden form, the devotees shower tears from the rainclouds of their eyes.

     4. Again and again gazing at the fair moon of Lord Gaura's face, the devotees are plunged into a flooding ocean of spiritual love.

     5. The whole world is now flooded by waves of spiritual love. Only Govinda dasa is not touched by those waves. Only he is cheated of their touch.

 

 

Song 93 (Kamoda-raga)

 

 

1. nanda-nandana         candra-candana

          gandha nindiha anga

jalada sundara      kambu-kandhara

          nindi sindhura anga

2. prema akula      gopa gpkula

          kulaja kamini kanta

kusuma ranjana      manju-banjula

          kunja-mandire santa

3. ganda-mandala         balita kundala

          uda cuda shikhanda

keli-tandaba        tala-pandita

          bahu-dandita-danda

4. kanja-locana          kalusha-mocana

          shrabana-rocana bhasha

amala komala        carana-kishalaya

          nilaya gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. The fragrance of Krishna's limbs eclipses the fragrance of sandal paste and camphor. Lord Krishna is more glorious than the monsoon clouds. His neck is more graceful than the conchshell. He is more handsome than an ocean of handsomeness.

     2. Gokula's cowherd people all love Him. The saintly beautiful gopis dearly love Him. He is decorated with many flowers. He is graceful and charming. He stays in a forest cottage.

     3. Earrings adorn the circles of His cheeks. He wears a peacock-feather crown. He playfully dances. He is expert in a host of graceful rhythms. His arms are great maces.

     4. His eyes are lotus flowers. He frees the devotees from a host of sins. His wrods edelight the ear. Govinda dasa takes shelter of His soft and splendid flower-bud feet.

 

 

Song 94 (Saranga-raga)

 

 

1. kusumita kunja        kalapa-taru kanana

          manimaya mandira-majha

rasa-bilasa         kala utakanthita

          mana-mohana nata-raja

2. (Refrain) giribara-kandare sundara shyama

motima hara         birajita kandhara

          kunjara gati anupama

3. bahu-bidha baidagadhi      binoda bisharada

          benu bolayata manda

kunjara-gamani      ramani-gana ya-ota

          bigalita nibi-nibandha

4. kamini-kara      kishalaya-balayankita

          ratula pada-arabinda

raya basanta        madhupa anusandhita

          nindita dasa gobinda

 

 

     1. In a jewel palace in the midst of a flowering kalpa-taru tree forest, Lord Krishna, the king of dancers who charms every heart, yearns to enjoy rasa dance pastimes.

     2. (Refrain) Entering a cave of Govardhana Hill, and a pearl-necklace glistening around His neck, handsome dark Krishna walks with peerless grace, grace that eclipses even the graceful wild elephant.

     3. Expert in many arts and pastimes, He plays languid melodies on the flute. Graceful like wild elephants, and their tight belts now loosened, the beautiful gopis run to Him.

     4. He takes the hands of the beautiful gopis. Bracelets adorn His budding-twig wrists. The soles of His feet are red lotus flowers. The black bees follow Him. He is the king of spiringtime. Govinda dasa feels very fallen and lowly in His company.

 

 

Song 95 (Baradi-raga)

 

 

1. mudita marakata       madhura murati

          mugadha mohana chanda

mallika malati      male madhu-mata

          madhupa manamatha-phanda

2. (Refrain) shyama sundara         sugada shekhara

          sharada-shashadhara hasa

sange sa-bayasa          su-besha sama-rasa

          satata sukhamaya bhasha

3. cikana cancara        cikura-cumbita

          caru-candraka panti

capala-camakita          cakita cahani

          cita-coraka bhanti

4. girika gairika        goraja gorocana

          gandha garabhita bshaa

gopa gopana         garima guna-guna

          ga-ota gobinda-dasa

 

 

     1. His graceful sweet form glistens like sapphires. His ways are charming. His garland of mallika and malati flowers makes the black bees wild with its nectar scent. He has set Kamadeva's trap.

     2. (Refrain) He is handsome and dark. His peacock-feather crown is graceful. His smile glistens like the autumn moon. Again and again He happily talks with His gopa friends, friends whose glorious garments, age, and sweetness are all like His own.

     3. A line of graceful peacock feathers kisses His curly glistening hair. His glistening restless wonderful glances rob every heart.

     4. He is decorated with red gairika and yellow gorocana, anointed with sweet fragrances, and dressed in graceful garments. Govinda dasa sings the glories of Him, the Lord filled with all virtues, the protector of the cowherd people.