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Shri Vrndadevy-astaka

Eight Prayers Glorifying Shri Vrnda-devi

 

1

gangeya-campeya-tadid-vinindi-

rocih-pravaha-snapitatma-vrnde

bandhuka-bandhu-dyuti-divya-vaso

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

 

You are bathed by streams of splendour that rebuke gold, lightning, and the campaka flower.  Your splendid garments are friend to the bandhuka flower.  O Vrnda, I bow to your lotus feet.

 

2

bimbadharoditvara-manda-hasya-

nasagra-mukta-dyuti-dipitasye

vicitra-ratnabharana-shriyadhye

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

 

Your face is splendid with a pearl decorating the tip of Your nose and a wonderful gentle smile on your bimba-fruit lips.  You are decorated with wonderful jewel ornaments.  O Vrnda, I bow to your lotus feet.

 

3

samasta-vaikuntha-siromanau shri-

krishnasya vrndavana-dhanya-dhamni

dattadhikare vrsabhanu-putrya

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

 

Vrsabhanu’s daughter Radha made you guardian of Krishna’s opulent and auspicious abode of Vrndavana, the crest jewel of all Vaikuntha planets.  O Vrnda, I bow to your lotus feet.

 

4

tvad-ajnaya pallava-puspa-bhrnga-

mrgadibhir madhava-keli-kunjah

madhv-adibhir bhanti vibhusyamana

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

 

By Your order the groves where Madhava enjoys pastimes are splendidly decorated with blossoming flowers, bumble-bees, deer, honey and other things.  O Vrnda, I bow to your lotus feet.

 

5

tvadiya-dutyena nikunja-yunor

atyutkayoh keli-vilasa-siddhih

tvat-saubhagam kena nirucyatam tad

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

 

Because you became their messenger the eager and youthful divine couple enjoyed the perfection of transcendental pastimes in the forest.  O Vrnda, I bow to your lotus feet.

 

6

rasabhilaso vasatis ca vrnda-

vane tvad-isanghra-saroja-seva

labhya ca pumsam krpaya tavaiva

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

 

By your mercy the people attain residence in Vrndavana, the desire to serve your masters’ lotus feet, and the desire to assist in the rasa dance.  O Vrnda, I bow to your lotus feet.

 

7

tvam kirtyase satvata-tantra-vidbhir

lilabhidhana kila krishna-saktih

tavaiva murtis tulasi nr-loke

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

 

They who are learned in the Satvata-tantra glorify you.  You are Krishna’s pastime-potency.  The tulasi plant is your form in the world of men.  O Vrnda, I bow to your lotus feet.

 

8

bhaktya vihina aparadha-laksaih

ksiptas ca kamadi-taranga-madhye

krpamayi tvam saranam prapanna

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

 

O merciful one, they who have no devotion and they whom millions of offenses have thrown into the waves of lust and other vices take shelter of you.  O Vrnda, I bow to your lotus feet.

 

9

vrndastakam yah srnuyat pathed va

vrndavanadhisa-padabja-bhrngah

sa prapya vrndavana-nitya-vasam

tat-prema-sevam labhate krtarthah

 

A person who is like a bumble bee at the lotus feet of Vrndavana’s king and queen, and who reads or hears this Vrndastaka, will eternally reside in Vrndavana and attain loving service to the divine couple.