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Shri Shri Govardhan Samvasan Prarthana Dasakam

 by Shrila Raghunath das Goswami

 

 

 

1

nijapati bhujadandacchatrabhavam prapadya

pratihata madadrstoddanda devendragarva

atula prthula sailasrenibhupa priyam me

nija nikata nivasa dehi govardhana tvam

        

         O Govardhan! You became the umbrella which was held by the arm of your own Lord Krishna! In this way Shri Krishna diminished Indra, the king of the demigods, who was intoxicated by great pride. You are the incomparable king of all the big mountains, please allow me to live close by you.

        

2.

pramada madana lilah kandare kandare te

racayati navayunor dvandvam asminn amandam

iti kila kalanartham lagnakastam dvayor me

nija nikata nivasa dehi govardhana tvam

        

         O Govardhan! The young Divine Couple, Shri Shri Radha-Krishna, play splendid wild erotic games in your every cave, so I became very eager to see Them there. Please allow me to live close by you.

        

3.

anupama manivedi ratnasimhasanorvi

ruhajhara darasanu dronisanghesu rangaih

saha balasakhibhih samkhelayan svapriyam me

nija nikata nivasa dehi govardhana tvam

        

         O Govardhan! In topmost joy Krishna plays together with Balarama and the cowherd boys in your incomparable jeweled pavilions and thrones, in the hollows of your trees, in your caves, and valleys. Please allow me to live close by you!

        

4.

rasannidhi navayunoh saksinim danakeler

dyuti parimalaviddham syamavedim prakasya

rasikavarakulanam modam asphalayan me

nija nikata nivasa dehi govardhana tvam

        

          O Govardhan! You are the witness of Radha and Krishna's tax gave (In which Krishna charges tax from the ghee the gopis carry on their heads) which is an ocean of mellows. You increase the joy of the mellows of the devotees with your display of bluish platforms that are full of splendour and fragrance. Please allow me to live close by you!

        

5.

haridayitam apurvam radhikakundam atma

priyasakham iha kanthe narmahalingya guptah

navayuvayuga kholas tatra pasyan raho me

nija nikata nivasa dehi govardhana tvam

        

      O Govardhan! You affectionately and secretly embrace the neck of your own dear friend, Shri Radha Kunda, the place which is very dear to you and Lord Hari. Please allow me to live close by you and show me the intimate pastimes of the Divine Young Couple there!

 

6.

sthalajala tala saspair bhuruhacchayaya ca

pratipadam anukalam hanta samvardhayan gah

trijagati nijagotram-sarthakam khyapayan me

nija nikata nivasa dehi govardhana tvam

        

         O Govardhan! You make your name, keeper of cows, successfully constantly giving land, water, grass and the shade of your trees to the cows and thus you are famous in the three worlds. Please allow me to live close by you!

         

7.

surapati krta dirgha drohato gostharaksam

tava nava grharupasyantare kurvataiva

agha-bakaripunoccair dattamana drutam me

nija nikata nivasa dehi govardhana tvam

        

         O Govardhan! Your glories are increased by the enemy of Aghasura and Bakasura, Shri Krishna, when He protected the Vrajavasis and vanquished Indra by quickly using you as their new shelter from the rain. Please allow me to live close by you.!

         

8.

girinirpa haridasa srenivaryeti nama

mrtam idamuditam shri radhika vaktracandrat

vraja nava tilakatve klpta vedaih sphutam me

nija nikata nivasa dehi govardhana tvam

        

         O Govardhan! King of mountains! Because the nectar of your name as Hari's best servant emanated from Shrimati Radharani's pearl-like mouth, which was revealed by Vedic scriptures like Shrimad Bhagavatam (10.21.18), you are called the new tilaka (because of your long thin bluish shape at the edge of Vraja) of Vraja. Please allow me to live close by you.

        

9.

nijajanayuta radhakrishna maitrir asakta

vraja nara pasu paksi vrata saukhyaikadata

aganita karunatvan mam urikrtya tantam

nija nikata nivasa dehi govardhana tvam

        

         O Govardhan! You are the only giver of joy to Shri Shri Radha Krishna and Their associates, that are always surrounded by the people, animals and birds of Vraja in the mood of friendship. Please mercifully accept me and allow me to live close by you.

 

10.

nirupadhi karunena shri sacinandanena

tvayi kapati satho pi tvat priyenarpito smi

iti khalu mama yogyayogyatam tam agrhnan

nija nikata nivasa dehi govardhana tvam

        

         O Govardhan! Although I am vile and deceitful, the causelessly merciful Shri Shachinandana submitted me to you. Therefore, do not consider whether I am qualified or unqualified and accept me. Allow me please to live close by you.

        

11.

rasada dasakam asya shrila govardhanasya

ksitidharakulabhartur yah prayatnad adhite

sa sapadi sukhade smin vasam asadya saksac

chubhada yugala seva ratnam apnoti turnam

 

         Anyone who carefully recites these ten verses praising the king of mountains Shrila Govardhan, that are the givers of divine mellows, will swiftly attain a place to live close by Govardhan, the bestower of bliss, and he will attain the precious jewel of the auspicious loving service of the Divine Couple, Shri Shri Radha Krishna.