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Shri Gopala-Raja-Stotra

 

 

 

vapur-atula-tamala-sphita-bahuru-sakho

pari-dhrta-giri-varya-svarna-varnaika-gucchah

kati-krta-para-hastarakta-sakhagra-hrdyah

pratapati giri-patte susthu gopala-rajah( 1 )

 

His transcendental form is just like a tamala tree and His left arm a great branch which held up incomparable Govardhana Hill.While the redish finger-tips of His left hand rested on His hip. That Gopala-Raja is gracefully residing on top of Govardhana-Hill.

 

rucira-drg-abhidhane pankaje phullayantam

subhaga-vadana-gatram-citra-candram dadhanah

vilasad-adhara-bimba-gharayi-nasa-sukosthah

pratapati giri patte susthu gopala-rajah( 2 )

His beautiful face glowing like the full moon causes His winsom eyes to blossam like two lotuses and His parrotbeak like nose is always endeavouring to smell His wonderful lips as if they were bimba fruits.That Gopala-raja is gracefully residing on the top of Govardhana-Hill.

 

cala-kutilatara-bhru kurmukantar-drg-anta

karmana-nisita-banam siahra-yanam dadhanah

davayitum iva radha-dhairya-parindra-veryam

pratapati-giri-patte susthu gopala-rajah( 3 )

The two curved bows of His eyebrows shoot swift and sharp lusty arrows from the corners of His eyes to drive away the powerful lion of Radha's self control.That Gopala Raja is gracefully residing on the top of Govardhana-Hill.

 

asulabham iha-radha-vaktra-cumbam vijanann

iva vilasitam etac chayayapi pradurat

mukura-yugalam accham ganda-dambhena bibhrat

pratapati giri-patte susthu gopala-raja( 4 )

Unable to attain the kiss of Radha's lips, He, holding a mirror,meditates on Her reflection while pretending to look at His own shining cheek. That Gopala-raja is gracefully residing on top of Govardhana-Hill.

 

ruci-nikara-virajad-danta-sreni-dadimi-pavka-bija-

prakara-vijaya-danta-steni-saurabhya-vataih

racita-yuvati-cetah-kira-jihvati-laulyah

prapati giri-patte susthu gopala-rajah( 5 )

The fragrants emeneting from His teeth,that defeat,dazaling ripe pomegranate seeds,creats the eagerness of parrot's tongue in the hearts of the young gopis.That Gopala-raja is gracefully residing on the top of Govardhana Hill.

 

vacana-madhu-rasanam payanair gopa-rama-

kulam uru-dhrat-dhamapy unmadi-krtya kamam

abhimata-rati-ratnany adadanas tato drak

pratapati-giri-patte susthu gopala-rajah( 6 )

Causing the gopis to joyfully drink the intoxication sweet nectar of His words,Gopala at once took from them the jewels of amrous pastimes.That Gopala-raja gracefully residing on top of Govardhana Hill.

 

 

kuvalaya-nibha-bhate kaunkuma-drava-pundram

dadhad iva ghana-dande nisalac-cancalagram

racayitum iva sadhv-kirti-mugdhli-bhitim

pratapati giri-patte susthu gopala-rajah( 7 )

As if wishing to frighten off the bumble bee-like gopi girls,intoxicated by His transcendental glories,He wears on His forehead,which resembles a blue lotus,kunkuma tolaka which is like stationary lightening in a host of monsoon clouds.That Gopala-raja is gracefully residing on top of Govardhana Hill.

 

sravana-madana-rajju sajjayal lajji radha-

nayann-cala-cakorau bandhum utkah kisorau

krta-makra-vatamsa-snigdha-candramsu carah

pratapati giri-patte susthu gopala-rajah( 8 )

Tying the youthfull cakora birds of Radha's eyes with the ropes of cupid in the form of His ears which are decorated with shark-shaped earrings,that are shining like moonlight.That Gopala-raja is gracefully residing on top of Govardhana Hill.

 

 

yuvati-karana-ratna-vratam acchidya netra-

bhramana-patu-bhatais tam nyasya hrt-saudha-madhye

garuda-mani-kavatenorasaghusya hrstah

pratati giri-patte susthu gopala-rajah( 9 )

Having plunder the chastity of young gopis with the powerful solders of His restless glances,He keeps that treasure locked up in the place of His heart behind the great emerald door of His chest.That Gopala Raja is gracefully residing on the top of Govadhana Hill.

 

tri-bali-lalita-tunda-syandi-nabhi-hradodyat-

tanuruha-tati-sarpim atra bibhrana ugram

yuvati-pati-bhayakhu-grasanayena sadyah

prapati giri-patte susthu gopala-rajah( 10 )

The threefolds of skin of His charming abdomen,flow into the sweet lake of His navel,from where a line of hairs like a snake rises to capture the fearful young gopi girls.That Gopal-raja is gracefully residing on top of Govardhana Hill.

Note-The young gopis are enchanted by Krishna's charms.Thus the example is of a snake capturing the mouse-like gopis who are afraid not of Krishna but of their husbands and superious.

 

marakata-krta-rambha-garva-sarvankasoru-

dvayam uru-rasa-dhama preyasinam dadhanah

sphurad-avirala-pusta-sroni-bharati-ramyah

pratapati giri-patte susthu gopala-rajah(11 )

His gracefull hips tatally smash the peide of the emerald banana-trees and drown His beloved gopis in an ocean of nectar.That Gopala-raja is gracefully residing on the top of Govardhana-Hill.

 

madana-mani- varali-samputa-ksulla-janu-

dvaya-su-lalita-jangha-manju-padabja-yugmah

vividha-vasana-bhusana-bhusitangah su-kanthah

prapati giri-patte susthu gopala-rajah( 12 )

His feet are two lotus flowers,His claves graceful,His knees,two small jewel boxes of conjugal pastimes.His body is adorned with variors gaements and ornaments and His voice is very sweet and melodious.That Gopala raja is gracefully residing on top of Govardhana-Hill.

 

kalita-vapur iva shri-vitthala-prema-punjah

parijana-paricarya-varya-piyusa-pustah

dyuti-bhara-jita-madyan-manmathodyat-samajah

pratapati giri-patte susthu gopala-rajah( 13 )

His transcendental form which conquers the splendour and passion of hundreds of thousands of cupids is nourished by the the wonderful loving service of His pure devotee,Shri Vitthala.That Gopala -raja is gracefully residing on top of Govardhana Hill.

Note--Shri Vitthala is the name of the son of Vallabhacarya whom Raghunatha Das Goswami gave over the worship of Shri Gopala to.

 

vividha-bhajana-puspair ista-namani grhnan

pulakita-tanur iha shri-vitthalasyoru-sakhyaih

puanaya-mani-saram svam hanta tasmai dadanah

pratapati giri-patte susthu gopala-rajah( 14 )

Shri Vitthala whose hairs would stand up whil worshipping his worshipable deity by chantingHis various names in loving friendship,was given the jewel necklace of His own pure service by Shri Gopala.That Gopal-raja is gracefully residing on top of Govardhana Hill.

 

giri-kula-pati-pattollasi-gopala-raja-

stuti-vilasita-padyany udbhata-prema-dani

natayati rasanagre sraddhaya nirbharam yah

sa sapadi labhate tat-prema-ratnam prasadam( 15 )

Anyone who causes these verses, which glorify Gopala-raja,who is gracefully residing on top of Govardhana Hill,to dance on the tip of His tongue will immediately attain the mercy of Lord Gopal in the form of loving devotion.