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Shri Govindadevastaka

Eight Verses Glorifying Shri Govindadeva

 

1

jambunadosnisa-viraji-mukta-

mala-mani-dyoti-sikhandakasya

bhangya nrnam lolupayan drsah shri-

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

May Shri Govindadeva, who enchants the eyes of all living entities with the graceful tilt of the peacock feather in His golden crown shining with pearls and jewels, be my shelter.

 

2

kapolayoh kundala-lasya-hasya

cchavi-cchata-cumbitayor yugena

sammohayan sambhajatam dhiyah shri-

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

May Shri Govindadeva, who enchants the devotees’ hearts with His cheeks kissed by the splendour of His smile and the dancing of His earrings, be my shelter.

 

3

sva-preyasi-locana-kona-sidhu-

praptyai puro-varti-janeksanena

bhavam kam api udgamayan budhanam

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

May Shri Govindadeva who, by glancing at His beloved to attain the nectar of Her sidelong glance, arouses the love of all the demigoddesses, be my shelter.

 

4

vama-pragandarpita-ganga-bhasvat-

tatanka-lolalaka-kanti-siktaih

bhru-valganair unmadayan kula-strir

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

May Shri Govindadeva, who maddens the pious gopis with the graceful movements of His eyebrows, which are sprinkled by the beauty of His moving locks of hair, splendid earrings, and His cheek placed on His left shoulder, be my shelter.

 

5

dure sthitas ta murali-ninadaih

sva-saurabhair mudrita-karna-palih

nasarudho hrd-gata eva karsan

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

From far away blocking their ears with the music of His flute and their noses with the sweet fragrance of His body, He enters the gopis hearts and pulls them to Him.  May Shri Govindadeva be my shelter.

 

6

navina-lavanya-bharaih ksitau shri-

rupanuragambunidhi-prakasaih

satas camatkara-vatah prakurvan

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

With the weight of His youthful handsomeness and the flooding ocean of His spiritual love, He fills the devotees on earth with wonder.  May Shri Govindadeva be my shelter.

 

7

kalpa-drumadho-mani-mandirantah

shri-yoga-pithamburuhasyaya svam

upasayams tantra-vido pi mantrair

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

Chanting mantras, the great devotees learned in the scriptures worship Him as He sits on a spiritual lotus flower in a jewel palace beneath a grove of desire trees.  May Shri Govindadeva be my shelter.

 

8

mahabhiseka-ksana-sarva-vaso

‘lankrty-anangi-karanocchalantya

sarvanga-bhasakulayams tri-lokim

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

Handsome as Kamadeva and dressed and ornamented as if for a coronation, he enchants the inhabitants of the three worlds with the splendour of His body.  May Shri Govindadeva be my shelter.

 

9

govindadevastakam etad uccaih

pathet tadiyanghri-nivista-dhir yah

tam majjayann eva krpa-prvahair

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

Shri Govindadeva plunges in the flowing river of His mercy one who reads aloud this Govindadevastaka, his mind meditating on the Lord’s lotus feet.  May Shri Govindadeva be my shelter.