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Vrndavana's Spring Season

(vasanta raga, jati tala)

 

(28)

lalita labanga lata parisilana komala malaya samire

madhukara nidara karambita kokila kujita kunja kutire

viharati harir iha sarasa vasante

nrtyati yuvati janena samam sakhl virahi janasya durante

 

Hey sakhl Radhe! Look, the lovely labanga latas are tossŽing in the gentle, southern breeze, as the humming bees and the singing kokilas enliven the nikunja mandira with their sweet mirth. This rasamaya season tortures those (like Yourself) who are separated from their lover. But surely Krsna is enjoying spring's vana vihara* as He dances with the Vraja kisoris.

 

(29)

unmada madana manoratha pathika badhujana janita vilape

alikula sankula kusuma samuha nirakula bokula kalape

viharati harir iha sarasa vasante

nrtyati yuvati samam sakhl virahi janasya durante

 

Sakhl Rai! As the busy bees joyfully extract pollen from the blooming bokula flowers, every love-lorn, young girl cries for her beloved.

 

(Chorus : Sure! Krsna is enjoying spring's vana vihara as He dances with the Vraja Kisoris.. .but He tortures those in separation from Him.)

 

(30)

mrgamada saurabha rabhasa vasamvada

navadala mala tamale

yuvajana hrdaya vidarana manasija nakharuci kinsuka jale

viharati harir iha sarasa vasante

nrtyati yuvati janena samam sakhl virahijansya durante.

 

O Radhe! The blossoming tamala leaves fragrance outmatch the scent of musk; yet the blooming palasa flowers, like Cupid's fingernails, tear the heart of every young girl.(Surely Krsna is enjoying spring's vana vihara as He dances with the Vraja kisoris but He tortures those in separation from Him.)

 

(31)

madana mahipati kanaka danda ruci kesara kusuma vikase

milita silimukha patali patala krta smara tuna vilase

viharati harir iha sarasa vasante

nrtyati yuvati janena samam skahi virahi janasya durante.

 

Sakhl Rai! These blooming naga-kesora flowers look just like Cupid's golden umbrella; yet those roses encircled by bees from His quiver. (Surely Krsna is enjoying spring's vana vihara as He dances

with the Vraja kisoris but He tortures those in separation from Him.)

 

(32)

vigalita lajjita jagad avalokana taruna karunakrta hase

virahi nikrantana kunta mukhakrti ketaki danturitase

viharati harir iha sarasa vasante

nrtyati yuvati janena samam skahi virahi janasya durante.

 

Seeing the world's modesty disappearing, the grapefruit trees smile with their new buds; but the lovely ketaki flower's pointed petals, like teeth, bite the young afflicted by romantic desire.

 

(O Radhe! Surely Krsna is enjoying spring's vana vihara as He dances with the Vraja kisoris but He tortures those in separation from Him.)

 

(33)

madhavika parimala lalite nava malikayati sugandhau

muni manasam api mohana karini tarunakaruna bandhau

viharati harir iha sarasa vasante

nrtyati yuvati janena samam skahi virahi janasya durante

 

The Madhavi and the nava mallika's delicate fragrance enliven the atmosphere. Although spring steals the muni's minds, it also becomes the genuine friend of every young roŽmantic.

(O Radhe! Surely Krsna is enjoying spring's vana vihara as He dances with the Vrja kisoris but He tortures those in separation from Him.)

 

(34)

spurad atimukta lata parirambhana pulakita mukuli cute

vrndavana vipine parisara parigata yamuna jale pute

viharati harir iha sarasa vasante

nrtyati yuvati janena samam skahi virahi janasya durante

 

The madavi latas tenderly embrace the mango trees which ecstatically horripulate with flowering buds... .as the Yamuna's mist moistens the forest.(O Radhe! Surely Krsna is enjoying spring's vana vihara as He dances with the Vrja kisoris but He tortures those in separation from Him.)

 

(35)

sri jayadeva bhanitam udayatu

had carna smrti saram

sarasa vasanta samaya vana

varnanam anugata madana vikram

 

Spring follows after Cupid, for it incites amorous desire. O readers, let Jayadeva's rasa filled description of Vrndavana's spring season awaken Meditation on life's essence: Sri Govinda's lotus feet.