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Love-blind Madhusudana

 

(1)

kamsarirapi samsara vasan baddha smkalam

radhdmabhaya hrdaye tatyaja vraja sundarih

 

Although Krsna is known as Kamsari (for having killed Kamsa), Radha is the binding force behind all of His love-filled romance. Thus with His heart affixed to Her, Krsna leaves the other Vraja sundaris.

 

(2)

 itastatastamanusrtya radhikam

ananga vana vrana khinna manasah

krtanutapah sa kalinada nandini

tatanata kunje visasada madhavah

 

Pained by the sting of Kamadeva's arrows, Madhava saunŽters off searching for Radha. But after not finding Her, and while feeling guilty for His unsavory conduct, He enters a soliŽtary kunja beside the Yamuna to lament:

 

(Gurjjari raga, yati tala)

Krsna's Regret

 

(3)

mamimayam calita vilokya vrtam badhu nicayena

saparadhataya mayapi na nivaritatibhayena

hari hari tatadaraya gata sa kupiteva

 

Krsna : When I was busy enjoying with the other gopls, Radha saw Me. Yet as She started to leave, I was too ashamed for My aparadha to stop Her. (Chorus : Haya! Haya! She became heartbroken and anŽgrily left me!)

 

(4)

kim karisayti kim vadisyati sa ciram virahena

kim dhanena kim janena kim mama sukhena grhena

hari hari hatadaraya gata sa kupiteva

 

I can't imagine what Radha will do as She suffers in my viraha. Without her, what is the use of My prosperity, My friends or My happy home life? (Haya! Haya! She became heartbroken and angrily left Me!)

 

(5)

cintayami tadananam kutilabhru kopabharna

sonapadmamibopari bhramatakulam bhramarena

hari hari hatadaraya gata  sa kupiteva.

 

Aha! My mind can't forget Her moon-face; Her angry brows look like two bumblebees resting over Her red lotus

eyes. (HayaJHaya! She became heartbroken and angrily left Me!)

 

(6)

tamaham hrdi sangatamanisam bhrsam ramayami

kim vaneharusarami tamiha kim vrtha vilapami

hari hari hatadaraya gata sa kupiteva

 

I am always making love to Radha within My mind. So why shall I go on searching for Her in this forest?    And why shall I continue to lament? (Haya! Haya! She became heartbroken and angrily left Me!)

 

(7)

tanbi khinnamasuyaya hrdayam tavakalayami

tanna vedmi kuto gatasi na tena tehanunayami

hari hari hatadarya gata sa kupiteva.

 

O Shapely one! Due to jealousy Your heart has become painstruck. I can understand. But I don't know where You are; so how can I offer You an apology? (Haya!Haya! She became heartbroken and angrily left Me!)

 

(8)

drsayse purato gatagatameva me vidadhasi

kim pureva sasambhramam parirambhanam na dadasi

hari hari hatadaraya gata sa kupiteva

 

O Radhe! It feels like You're walking right before Me; but hy are you showing reserve without embracing Me like be-ore? (Haya! Haya! She became heartbroken and angrily left Me!)

 

(9)

ksamyatamaparam kadapi tavedrsam na karomi

dhei sundari darsanam mama manmathena dunomi

hari hari hatadaraya gata sa kupiteva

 

Hey Sundari! Please forgive Me; I shall never behave like that again. Cupid is torturing Me. O please offer Me Your darsana! (Hay a! Hay a! She became heartbroken and angrily left Me!)

 

(10)

varnitam jaya devakena hareidam prabanena

kenduvilva samudrasamabhava rohini ramanena

 

This description about Krsna was written by Jayadeva, who advented in Kenduvilva, as the Rohini star's lover (the moon) rises from the ocean.

 

(11)

hrdi visalata haw nayam bhujangam nayakah

kublaya dala sreni kanthe na sa garala duyatih

malayaja rajo nedam bhasma priya rahite mayi

prahara na har bhrantyananga krudha kimu dhavasi

 

In the madness of Radha's separation, Krsna pleads to disŽpel Cupid's blunder* :Hey Madana**! Why are you angrily chasing after Me? Please don't mistake Me for Siva to inflict your revenge! Look, I'm suffering (too much) already from My beloved's departure. This is not a garland of snakes around My chest, these are loŽtus-stems; My neck isn't blue from drinking poison, these are blue lotus flowers; and My body isn't covered with ashes, this is candan.

 

(12)

panau ma kuru cuta sayakamamum ma capamaropaya

krida nirjjita visva murcchita janaghatena kim paurusam

tasya evea mrgidrso manasija prekhothata ksasuga

sreni jarjjaritam managapi mano nadyapi sandhukhate

 

Hey mighty Madana! You can easily conquer the entire world. But please don't take those budding mango arrows in hand... and don't lift your bow.Breaks! O readers, let the surging wave of Mugdha Madhusudana's* glance which now cascades over Radha's moon-face and flirting eyes bring good fortune.Thus ends Gita Govinda's third Chapter entitled Mugdha Madhusudana. .