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Shri Govardhanastaka

Eight Prayers Glorifying Govardhana Hill

 

1

krishna-prasadena samasta-saila-

samrajyam apnoti ca vairino pi

sakrasya yah prapa balim sa saksad

govardhano me disatam abhistam

 

May Govardhana Hill, which by Krishna’s mercy became the king of all mountains and received the respectful tribute of its arch-enemy Indra, fulfil my desire.

 

2

sva-prestha-hastambuja-saukumarya-

sukhanubhuter ati-bhumi-vrtteh

mahendra-vajrahatim apy ahanan

govardhano me disatam abhistam

 

As it was held above the earth it became so filled with happiness by experiencing the softness of its beloved Krishna’s lotus hand it did not even know it was being struck by Indra’s thunderbolt.  May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

 

3

yatraiva krsno vrsabhanu-putrya

danam grhitum kalaham vitene

sruteh sprha yatra mahaty atah shri-

govardhano me disatam abhistam

 

Trying to collect a toll, Krishna quarrelled there with King Vrsabhanu’s daughter.  The personified Vedas yearn to listen to that quarrel.  May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

 

4

snatva sarah svasu samira-hasti

yatraiva nipadi-paraga-dhulih

alolayan khetali caru sa shri-

govardhano me disatam abhistam

 

Bathing in a nearby lake, the elephant of a pleasant breeze, covered with pollen of kadamba and other flowers, gracefully plays there.  May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

 

5

kasturikabhih sayitam kim atrety

uham prabhoh svasya muhur vitanvan

naisargika-sviya-sila-sugandhair

govardhano me disatam abhistam

 

How is it that sweet fragrance of the musk deer and the various natural scents there make the Lord so calm and relaxed?  May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

 

6

vamsa-pratidhvany-anusara-vartma

didrksavo yatra harim harinyah

yantyo labhante na hi vismitah sa

govardhano me disatam abhistam

 

Searching there for Lord Hari on the path of His flute music, the astonished deer do not find Him.  May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

 

7

yatraiva gangam anu navi radham

arohya madhye tu nimagna-naukah

krsno hi radhanugalo babhau sa

govardhano me disatam abhistam

 

As the divine couple travelled on the Ganges there the boat began to sink in the middle.  Krishna was splendidly handsome as Radha clung to his neck.  May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

 

8

vina-bhavet kim hari-dasa-varya-

padasrayam bhaktir atah srayami

yam eva saprema nijesayoh shri-

govardhano me disatam abhistam

 

Without taking shelter of the feet of the hill that is the best of Lord Hari’s servants and full of love for the divine king and queen, how is it possible to attain pure devotional service?  May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

 

9

etat pathed yo hari-dada-varya-

mahanubhavastakam ardra-cetah

shri-radhika-madhavayoh padab ja-

dasyam sa vinded acirena saksat

 

May the reader of these eight verses glorifying Lord Hari’s greatest servant, his heart melting with pure love, quickly attain direct service to the lotus feet of Shri Shri Radha-Madhava.