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Shri Gopaladevastaka

Eight Prayers Glorifying Shri Gopaladeva

 

1

madhura-mrdula-cittah prema-matraika-vittah

svajana-racita-vesah prapta-sobha-visesah

vividha-manimayalankaravan sarva-kalam

sphuratu hrdi sa eva shrila-gopaladevah

 

May Shrila Gopaladeva, whose heart is charming and gentle, for whom pure love is the only wealth, who wears garments made by His devotees, who is splendidly handsome, and who wears many kinds of jewel ornaments, eternally appear in my heart.

 

2

nirupama-guna-rupah sarva-madhurya-bhupah

shrita-tanu-ruci-dasyah koti-candra-stutasyah

amrta-vijayi-hasyah procchalac-cilli-lasyah

sphuratu hrdi sa eva shrila gopaladevah

 

May Shrila Gopaladeva, whose virtues and handsomeness have no equal, who is the king of all sweetness, who is served by all bodily splendour, whose face is praised by millions of moons, whose smile defeats nectar, and whose eyebrows playfully dance, appear in my heart.

 

3

dhrta-nava-parabhagah svaya-hasta-sthitagah

prakatita-nija-kaksah prapta-lavanya-laksah

krta-nija-jana-raksah prema-vistara-daksah

sphuratu hrdi sa eva shrila-gopaladevah

 

May Shrila Gopaladeva, who is the abode of all ever-fresh opulence and auspiciousness, whose left hand rests on His waist, who possesses handsomeness multiplied millions of times, who protects His devotees, and who expertly increases their love for Him, appear in my heart.

 

4

krama-valad-anuraga-sva-priyapanga-bhaga-

dhvanita-rasa-vilasa-jnana-vijnapi-hasah

smrta-ratipati-yagah priti-hamsi-tadagah

sphuratu hrdi sa eva shrila-gopaladevah

 

May Shrila Gopaladeva, whose sidelong glances gradually increase His devotees’ love, whose knowing smile announces His nectar pastimes, who remembers the Kamadeva-yajna, and who is a lake where the swans of pure love play, appear in my heart.

 

5

madhurima-bhara-magne bhaty asavye’valagne

tribalir alasavattvad yasya pustanatatvat

itarata iha tasya mara-rekheva yasya

sphuratu hrdi sa eva shrila-gopaladevah

 

May Shrila Gopaladeva, the three lines on whose charming waist, created from looseness and slight chubbiness, are like the mark of Kamadeva, appear in my heart.

 

6

vahati valita-harsam vahayams canuvarsam

bhajati ca saganam svam bhajoyan yo ‘rpayan svam

giri-mukta-manim shridama-van-mitrata-shrih

sphuratu hrdi sa eva shrila-gopaladevah

 

May Shrila Gopaladeva, who showers transcendental bliss, who shares lunch with His friends, who gives them Govardhana Hill, the crest-jewel of mountains, and who shines with friendship for Shridama, appear in my heart.

 

7

adhidharam anuragam madhavendrasya tanvams

tad-amala-hrdayottham prema-sevam vivrnvan

prakatita-nija-saktya vallabhacarya-bhaktya

sphuratu hrdi sa eva shrila-gopaladevah

 

May Shrila Gopaladeva, who with devotional potency placed loving devotional service in the pure heart of Madhavendra Puri, appear in my heart.

 

8

pratidinam adhunapi preksyate sarvadapi

pranaya-surasa-carya yasya varya saparya

ganayati kati bhogan kah krti tat-prayogan

sphuratu hrdi sa eva shrila-gopaladevah

 

Even today sweet loving service to Shrila Gopaladeva may be seen at every moment.  What saintly devotee can count the many offerings made to Him?  May Shrila Gopaladeva appear in my heart.

 

9

giridhara-vara-devasyastakenemam eva

smarati nisi dine va yo grhe va vane va

akutila hrdayasya premadatvena tasya

sphuratu hrdi sa eva shrila-gopaladevah

 

May Shrila Gopaladeva appear in the heart of the pure-hearted devotee who, living either at home or in the forest, remembers Him by chanting, either in the day or night, these eight verses glorifying the Deity of Govardhana Hill.