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Shri Gopinathadevastaka

Eight Prayers Glorifying Shri Gopinatha

 

1

asye hasyam tatra madhvikam asmin

vamsi tasyam nada-piyusa-sindhuh

tad-vicibhir majjayan bhati gopir

gopinathah pina-vaksa gatir nah

 

On His mouth is a smile.  In that smile is nectar.  In that nectar is a flute, and in that flute is a nectar ocean of music.  Gopinatha plunges the gopis in the waves of that ocean.  Broad chested Gopinatha is the goal of our lives.

 

2

sonosnisa-bhraji-mukta-srajodyat-

pinchottamsa-spandanenapi nunam

hrn-netrali vrtti-ratnani muncan

gopinathah pina-vaksa gatir nah

 

With the movement of the peacock feather in His red crown splendid with pearls and peacock feathers, He robs the jewels of the activities of our hearts and eyes.  Broad-chested Gopinatha is the goal of our lives.

 

3

bibhrad-vasah pitam ururu-kantya

slistam bhasvat-kinkinikam nitambe

savyabhiri-cumbita-pranta-bahur

gopinathah pina-vaksa gatir nah

 

The splendour of His broad thighs embraces His yellow dhoti.  Glistening bells decorate His hips.  A gopi kisses His left shoulder.  Broad-chested Gopinatha is the goal of our lives.

 

4

gunja-mukta-ratna-gangeya-harair

malyaih kanthe lambamanaih kramena

pitodancat-kancukenancitah shri-

gopinatha pina-vaksa gatir nah

 

He wears yellow garments.  Necklaces of flowers, gold, jewels, pearls, and gunja decorate His neck.  Broad-chested Gopinatha is the goal of our lives.

 

5

svetosnisah sveta-susloka-dhautah

susveta-srak-dvi-trasah-sveta-bhusah

cumban sarya-mangalaratrike hrd

gopinathah pina-vaksa gatir nah

 

He wears a white crown, white ornaments, and two or three splendid white garlands.  His fame and purity are splendid and white.  At the auspicious morning and evening aratis He kisses our heart.  Broad-chested Gopinatha is the goal of our lives.

 

6

shrivatsa-shri-kaustubhodbhinna-romnam

varnaih shriman yas caturbhih sadestah

drstah premnaivati-dhanyair ananyair

gopinathah pina-vaksa gatir nah

 

He is handsome.  He is decorated with the four marks of shrivatsa, shri, kaustubha, and hairs standing erect in ecstasy.  The fortunate devotees gaze on Him with pure love.  Broad-chested Gopinatha is the goal of our lives.

 

7

tapinchah kim hema-valli-yugantah

parsva-dvandvoddyoti-vidyud-ghanah kim

kim va madhye radhayoh syamalendur

gopinatha pina-vaksa gatir nah

 

Is He a dark tamala tree surrounded by a golden vine?  Is He a dark cloud with blazing lightning at both His sides, or is He a dark moon in the midst of two radha-stars?  Broad-chested Gopinatha is the goal of our lives.

Note: One of the 27 celebrated stars is named radha.

 

8

shri-jahnavya murtiman prema-punjo

dinanathan darsayan svam prasidan

pusnan devalabhya-phela-sudhabhir

gopinatha pina-vaksa gatir nah

 

He is a personified Ganges of pure love.  He shows mercy to the poor and the shelterless and nourishes them with the nectar remnants of His meals, which cannot be attained even by the demigods.  Broad-chested Gopinatha is the goal of our lives.

 

9

gopinathasyastakam tusta-cestas

tat-padabja-prema-pusni-bhavisnuh

yo ‘dhite tan-mantu-kotir apasyan

gopinathah pina-vaksa gatir nah

 

Gopinatha does not see millions of sins of one who, carefully nourishing love for His lotus feet, reads this Gopinathastaka with a happy heart.  Broad-chested Gopinatha is the goal of our lives.