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Shri Krishna-kundastaka

Eight Prayers Glorifying Syama-kunda

 

1

kim tapas cakara tirtha-laksam aksayam pura

suprasidati sma krishna eva sad varam yatah

yatra vasam apa sadhu tat samastha-durlabhe

tatra krishna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah

 

What austerities did the hundreds of thousands of eternal holy places perform to please Krishna and obtain from Him the benediction to live at Krishna-kunda, the rarest holy place?  Let us glorify residence at Krishna-kunda.

 

2

yady arista-danavo pi danado maha-nidher

asmad-ad-durmatibhya ity aho vasiyate

yo mrti-cchalena yatra muktim adbhutam vyadhat

tatra krishna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah

 

If even the Arista demon was able to enter Krishna-kunda, then crooked hearted persons such as us may also be able to live there.  Let us glorify residence at Krishna-kunda which, on the pretext of death, grants a wonderful form of liberation.

 

3

Go-vadhasya niskrtis triloka-tirtha-kotibhi

radhayety avadi tena ta harih samahvayat

yatra parsni-ghata-je mamajja ca svayam muda

tatra krishna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah

 

When Radha said, “To atone for killing a cow (Aristasura) You must visit millions of holy places in the three worlds”, Krishna called all the holy places and then happily bathed in the lake that sprang from His heel.  Let us glorify residence at Krishna-kunda.

 

4

kvapi papa-nasa eva karma-bandha-bandhanad

brahma-saukhyam eva visnuloka-vasita kvacit

prema-ratnam atyayatnam eva yatra labhyate

tatra krishna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah

 

At some holy places one becomes free from all sins, at others one becomes free from the bondage of karma, at others one attains Brahman happiness and at others one attains residence in Vishnuloka.  Let us glorify residence at Krishna-kunda, where without any effort one attains the jewel of pure love for Krishna.

 

5

phulla-madhavi-rasala-nipa-kunja-mandale

bhrnga-koka-kokiladi-kakali yad ancati

asta-yamikavitarka-koti-bheda-saurabham

tatra krishna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah

 

Krishna-kunda is surrounded by groves of mango, kadamba and other trees with many madhavis and other vines.  There is the music of cakravakas, cuckoos and bees.  At night there are millions of inconceivable sweet fragrances.  Let us glorify residence at Krishna-kunda.

 

6

dola-keli-citra-rasa-nrtya-giti-vadanair

nihnava-prasuna-yuddha-sidhu-pana-kautukaih

yatra khelatah kisora-sekharau sahalibhis

tatra krishna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah

 

With gopi friends the two crowns of youth enjoyed many pastimes there.  They rode on a swing, danced wonderful rasa-dances, sang, played instrumental music, and talked.  In a secluded place They eagerly drank the nectar of a flower-battle.  Let us glorify residence at Krishna-kunda.

 

7

divya-ratna-nirmitavatara-sara-sausthavais

chatrika viraji caru kuttima-prabha-bharaih

sarva-loka-locanati-dhanyata yato bhavet

tatra krishna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah

 

With the beauty of its glistening jewel shores and the splendour of its canopies and mosaic pavements it brings auspiciousness to all eyes.  Let us glorify residence at Krishna-kunda.

 

8

mathuram vikunthato ‘pi janma-dhama durlabham

vasakananam tato pi panina dhrto girih

shri-hares tato pi yat param saro ti-pavanam

tatra krishna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah

 

The district of Mathura, Krishna’s birthplace, is more sacred and difficult to attain then Vaikuntha.  The forest where He lived is more sacred still, and the hill lifted by His hand is more sacred than that.  More sacred than that is Lord Hari’s very purifying lake nearby.  Let us glorify residence at Krishna-kunda.

 

9

krishna-kunda-tira-vasa-sadhakam pathed idam

yo stakam dhiyam nimajya keli-kunja-rajitoh

radhika-girindradharinoh padambu jesu sa

prema-dasyam eva sighram apnuyad anamayam

 

May he who reads these eight verses, which convince one to reside at the shore of Krishna-kunda, and who also plunges his mind in the lotus flowers of Shri Shri Radha-Giridhari’s feet, quickly attain sincere love for Them.