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Shri Dana-Nivartana-Kunda Astaka

 

 

 

sva-dayita-giri-kacche gavya-danartham uccaih

kapata-kalaha-kelim kurvator navya-yunoh

nija-jana-krita-darpaih phullator iksake smin

sarasi bhavatu vaso dana-nivartane nah

"At the foot of their favorite hill, the youthful couple pretend to quarrel over Krishna’s attempt to collect a tax on Radha’s milk-products. The arrogant joking words to Their friends causes Radha-Krishna to blossom with pride. May that Dana-Nivartana Kunda kindly allow me to reside on her banks."1

 

nibhrtam a jani yasmad dana-nirvrttir asmin

ata idam abhidhanam prapa yet tat sabhayam

rasa-vimukha-nigudhe tatra taj-jnaika-vedye

sarasi bhavatu vaso dana-nirvartane nah

"Shri Krishna enjoyed the tax pastime in a secluded place on the bank of this lake, thus it become known as Dana-nivartana -kunda. The truth of this lake remains hidden to person averse to the mellows of pure devotional service. May that Dana-nivartana kunda kindly allow me to reside on her banks."2

 

abhinava-madhu-gandhonmatta-rolamba-sangha-

dhvani-lalita-saroja-vrata-saurabhya-site

nava-madhura-khagali-ksveli-sancara-kamre

sarasi bhavatu vaso dana-nirvartane nah

"It is cool and full of delightful fragrant lotuses and many beautiful birds, and vibrant with the humming of swarms of bees intoxicated by its sweet aroma. May that Dana-nivartana-kunda allow me to reside on her bank "3

 

hima-kusama-suvasa-sphara-paniya- pure

rasa-parilasad-ali-salinor navya-yunoh

atula-salila-khela-labdha-saubhagya-phulle

sarasi bhavatu vaso dana-nivartane nah

 

" It is filled with cool water and fragrant flowers. It blossoms with good fortune attained from the peerless water pastime of the youthful couple and Their sweet friends. May that Dana-nivartana-kunda kindly allow me to reside on her banks "4

 

dara-viksaita-puspair vasetantar-dig-antah

khaga-madhupa-ninadair modita-prani-jatah

parita-upari yasya ksmaruha bhanti-tasmin

sarasi bhavatu vaso dana-nivartane nah

 

"It fill all directions with the sweet fragrance of newly blossomed flowers. Everyone becomes pleased by the singing of the birds and bees. It is surrounded by groves of splendid trees. May that Dana-nivartana-kunda kindly allow me to reside on her banks."5

 

nija-nija-nava-kunje gunji-rolamba-puje

pranayi-nava-sakhibhih sampravesya priyau tau

nirupama-nava-rangs tanyate yatra tasmin

sarasi bhavatu vaso dana-nivartane nah

" Accompanied by Their affectionate young friends, Radha-Krishna enter the nearby forest groves filled with newly blossoming flowers and humming bees and enjoy ever-fresh pastimes. May that Dana-nivartana-kunda allow me to reside on the bank of her."6

 

sphatika-samam atuccham yasya paniyam accham

khaga-na a-pasu-gobhih sampibantibhir uccaih

nija-jana-guna-vrdddhir labhyate drag amusmin

sarasi bhavatu vaso dana nivartane nah

"By deeply drinking its water, birds, animals, cows and humans at once attain all transcendental virtues. May that Dana-nivartana-kunda kindly allow me to reside on her banks."7

 

 

surabhi-madhura-sitam yat-payah praty-aham tah

sakhi-gana-parivito vyaharan payayan gah

svayam atha pibati shri-gopa-candro pi tasmin

sarasi bhavatu vaso dana-nivartane nah

"Every day, as He converses with His friends, the moon of the gopas makes the surabhi cows drink its sweet, aromatic and cool water, and when they have finished, He Himself drinks. May that Dana-nivartana-kunda kindly allow me to reside on her banks."8

 

pathari su-matir etad dana-nivartanakhyam

prathita-mahima-kundasyastamkam yo yatatma

sa ca niyata-nivasam susthu samlabhya kale

kalayati kila radha-krishnayor dana-lilam

"A self-controlled person who recites these eight verses glorifying Dana-nivartana-kunda will attain an eternal residence on her banks and directly witness the tax pastimes of Shri Shri Radha-Krishna."9