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Shri Madana-Gopaladevastaka

Eight Prayers Glorifying Shri Madana-Gopaladeva

 

1

mrdu-talaranya-jita-rucira-darada-prabham

kulisa-kanjari-dara-kalasa-jhasa-cihnitam

hrdi mamadhaya nija-carana-sarasiruham

madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

 

O Madana Gopala, please place Your lotus feet, which are marked with a thunderbolt, lotus, conchshell, waterpot, and fish, which eclipse all splendours, and which with soft soles have conquered Vrndavana forest, in my heart.  Please protect me, for I am now Your home.

 

2

mukhara-manjira-nakha-sisira-kiranavali

vimala-malabir anupadam udita-kantibhih

sravana-netra-svasana-patha-sukhada natha he

madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

 

With every step splendid garlands of the cooling moonlight of Your toenail-moons and the words of Your talkative anklets bring happiness to the path of my ears, eyes, and breath.  O Madana Gopala, please protect me, for I am now Your home.

 

3

manimayosnisa-dara-kutilimani locanoc-

calana-caturya-cita-lavanimani gandayoh

kanaka-tatanka-ruci-madhurimani majjayan

madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

 

O Madana Gopala, as You plunge me in the sweetness of the glittering golden earrings at Your cheeks, in the tilt of Your jewelled crown, and in the handsomeness of Your expertly moving restless eyes, please protect me, for I am now Your home.

 

4

adhara-sonimni dara-hasita-sitimarcite

vijita-manikya-rada-kirana-gana-mandite

nihita-vamsika jana-duravagama-lila he

madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

 

You place a flute on the red of Your lips, which are worshipped by the splendour of Your smile and decorated with the effulgence of teeth that defeat the splendour of rubies.  O Madana Gopala, whose pastimes cannot be understood by the people, please protect me, for I am now Your home.

 

5

padaka-harali-pada-kataka-nata-kinkini-

valaya tatanka-mukha-nikhila-mani-bhusanaih

kalita-navyabha nija-tanu-ruci-bhusitair

madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

 

You are splendid with golden earrings, many necklaces and garlands, dancing anklets and bracelets, and many other jewel ornaments, which are themselves decorated by the splendour of Your form.  O Madana Gopala, please protect me, for I am now Your home.

 

6

udupa-koti-kadana-vadana-ruci-pallavair

madana-koti-mathana-nakhara-kara-kandalaih

dyutaru-koti-sadana-sadaya-nayaneksanair

madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

 

O Madana Gopala, with Your merciful glances, which are arbours of millions of celestial desire-trees, with the new blossoms of the splendour of Your face, which eclipses millions of moons, and with the kandala flowers of Your hands, which have nails to attack millions of Kamadevas, please protect me, for I am now Your home

 

7

krta-narakara-bhava-mukha-vibudha-sevita

dyuti-sudha-sara puru-karuna kam api ksitau

prakatayan prema-bharam adhikrta-sanatanam

madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

 

O Madana Gopala, who appeared in a humanlike form and was served by Siva and all the demigods, O merciful one, who showed the Earth eternal spiritual love, please protect me, for I am now Your home.

 

8

tarani ja-tira-bhuvi tarani-kara-varaka-

priyaka-sandastha-mani-sadana-mahita-sthite

lalitaya sardham anupada-ramita radhaya

madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

 

On the Yamuna’s shore is a shady kadamba grove and a glorious jewel palace where You eternally play with Radha and Lalita.  O Madana Gopala, please protect me, for I am now Your home.

 

9

madana-gopala tava sarasam idam astakam

pathati yah sayam ati-sarala-matir asu tam

sva-caranambhoja-rati-rasa-sarasi majjayan

madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

 

Into the nectar lake of love for Your lotus feet You quickly plunge a sincere devotee who reads these eight nectar verses glorifying You.  O Madana Gopala, please protect me, for I am now Your home.