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Sri Krsna's Vasanta Lila

(Krsna's Playful Activities in The Spring)

 

(39)

aneka nari pariyambha sambhrama

sphuranmahohari vilasa lalasam

murarimaradupadarsayantyasau

sakhls amakham punaraha radhikam

 

Then Radhika spots Murari! (         and her guess is right: ) He is enjoying enchanting love-play with many beautiful gopis as they musingly embrace and fondle one another! Radha's sakhl begins describing the scene:

 

(Ramakari Raga, yati tala)

 

(40)

candana cariccita nila kalevara pitavasana vanamali

kilicalanmani kuntala mandita

gandharyuga smitasali

harir iha mugdhabadhu nikare

vilasini vilasati kelipare

 

Vanamali wears yellow garments and His lovely, dark com-plexioned body is decorated with candan. While He enjoys prema-keli with the gopis, His jewel ear rings dance over His cheeks as He enticing smiles at them. (Chorus : Look sakhl Radhe! Look at Krsna's frolicsome loveplay with all of His subjugated sweethearts!)

 

(41)

pina payodhara bhara bharena hari parirabhya saragam

gopabadhuranugayati kacidudancita pancama ragam

harir iha mugdhabadhu nikare

vilasini vilasati kelipare

 

One beautiful gopl ramani* passionately smacks Krsna with the heavy weight of her large, swelling breasts! Then she sings to Him (in high notes) from the fifth scale. (Look Rai! Look at Krsna's frolicsome loveplay with all of His subjugated sweetheart!)

 

(42)

Kapi vilasa vilola

 

vilocana khelana janita monojam

dhyayati mugdha badhuradhikam

madhusudana vadana sarojam

harir iha mugdhabadhu nikare

vilasini vilasati kelipare.

 

One charmed gopl-sundari fixes her love-starry gaze upon Krsna's mukharvinda. Aho! Her playful, batting eyes light flames of amour within Krsna's heart! (Look Rai! Look at Krsna's frolicsome loveplay with all of His subjugated sweethearts!)

 

(43)

kapi kapolatale milita

lapitum kimapi srutimule

cam cucumba nitambavati dayitam pulakairanukule

harir iha mugdhabadhu nikare

vilasini vilasati kelipare

 

One lusty gopl grabs hold of Krsna's garments to playfully pull Him into a solitary betasa kunja beside the Yamuna. (O look sakhl! Look at Krsna's frolicsome love-play with all of His subjugated sweethearts!)

 

(45)

karatala tola tarala balayabali kalita kalasvana vamse

rasarase sahanrtyapara harina yuvatih prasamse

harir iha mugdhabadhu nikare

vilasini vilasati kelipare

 

Another gopl sundari is rasa dancing with Krsna. As he plays the flute, she caps her hands making her bracelets sweetly tinkle in time with the music. Seeing her skill, Krsna praises. (O look sakhl! Look at Krsna's frolicsome love-play with all of His subjugated sweethearts!)

 

(46)

slisyati katnapi cumbati

kamapi kamapi ramayati ramam

pasyatisasmita caruparamamparamanugaccati vamam

harir iha mugdhabadhu nikare

vilasini vilasati kelipare

 

Krsna embraces a gopl, kisses another, and makes love with someone else. Then He eagerly smiles to allure another pretty girl with His flirting eyes But noticing a resisting damsel, who is ever more beautiful, He begins pursuing her. (O look sakhl! Look at Krsna's frolicsome love-play with all of His subjugated sweethearts!)

 

(47)

srijayadeva bhanitamidamadbuta kesava keli rahasyam

vipinavinoda kalambitma vitanotu subhani jasasyam

 

O reader! Let Jayadeva's description of Sri Kesava's amaz¬ing and secret Vrndavana prema keli bring good fortune to you.

 

(48)

visvesaamanuranjanena janayannanandamindivara

sresnissyamala komalairupanayannangairanangotsavam

svacchandam vrajasundari bhirabhiramtim

pratyangamalingitah

srngarah sakhi murtimaniva madhau mugdham harih kridati

 

"O vinodini Rai! Just see how Krsna enjoys the spring! He is making love with all of the Vraja sundaris as they embrace and fondle every limb of His soft, syamal body which is more delicate and colorful than a blue lotus. Thus Krsna inaugu¬rates 'Cupid's festival' to enliven the gopis and the entire creation—as He is Himself—Srngaara (Amorous love) Personi¬fied.

 

(49)

rasollasabharena vibhram bhrtamabhira vamabhruva

sabhyarne parirabhya nirbharamurah premandhaya radhaya

sadhu tvadhananam sudhamayamiti vyahrtya gitastuti

vyajadudbhatacumbitah smitamanohari harih patu bah

 

Aho! Love-blind Radha walks right past those vilasini gopis, boldly embraces Krsna around the chest, and exclaims : Aha! What a nectar-sweet face You have!"The she passionately kisses Him on the cheek! O readers, let Krsna's beautiful smile aroused by Radha's kiss bless You with good fortune.Thus ends Gita Govinda's first chapter entitled Samoda Damodara.