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Shri Vrndavanastaka

Eight Prayers Glorifying Shri Vrndavana

 

1

na yoga-siddhir na mamastu mokso

vaikuntha-loke pi na parsadatvam

premapi na syad iti cet taram tu

mamastu vrndavana eva vasah

 

Let me not have mystic powers, impersonal liberation, the Lord’s association in Vaikuntha, or even pure love for Him, if instead of them I may reside in Vrndavana.

 

2

tarnam janur yatra vidhir yayace

sad-bhakta-cudamanir uddhavo pi

viksyvaiva madhurya-dhuram tad asmin

mamastu vrndavana eva vasah

 

When Brahma and Uddhava, the crest jewels of devotees, saw the intense sweetness here, they begged to take birth here even as a blade of grass.  For this reason I pray to reside in Vrndavana.

 

3

kim te krtam hanta tapah ksititi

gopyo pi bhume stuvate sma kirtim

yenaiva krishnanghri-padankite smin

mamastu vrndavana eva vasah

 

Here the gopis glorified the earth, saying: “O Earth, what austerities have you done, so that your surface is now marked with Krishna’s footprints?”  May I reside in Vrndavana.

 

4

gopangana-lampatataiva yatra

yasyam rasah purnatamatvam apa

yato raso vai sa iti srutis tan

mamastu vrndavana eva vasah

 

May I reside in Vrndavana where, because the Vedas say raso vai sah (The Supreme Personality of Godhead is sweetness), transcendental sweetness attained its highest perfection in the gopis’ passionate love.

 

5

bhandira-govardhana-rasa-pithais

tri-simake yojana-pancakena

mite vibhutvad amite pi casmin

mamastu vrndavana eva vasah

 

Although only five yojanas in circumference, bounded by Bhandiravana, Govardhana Hill and the rasa-dance arena, it is unlimited in transcendental opulence.  May I reside in Vrndavana.

 

6

yatradhipatyam vrsabhanu-putrya

yenodayet prema-sukham jananam

yasmin mamasa balavat yato smin

mamastu vrndavana eva vasah

 

Because Vrsabhanu’s daughter is the queen, and because here the happiness of pure love of God rises, I yearn to live here.  I pray: May I reside in Vrndavana.

 

7

yasmin maha-rasa-vilasa-lila

na prapa yam shrir api sa tapobhih

tatrollasan-manju-nikunja-punje

mamastu vrndavana eva vasah

 

Even by performing many austerities goddess Laksmi could not enter the great rasa-dance pastime here.  May I reside in the splendidly beautiful groves of Vrndavana.

 

8

sada ruru-nyanku-mukha visankam

khelanti kujanti pikali kirah

sikhandino yatra natanti tasmin

mamastu vrndavana eva vasah

 

May I reside in Vrndavana, where the ruru and nyanku deer fearlessly play, the cuckoos, bumblebees, and parrots sing, and the peacocks dance.

 

9

vrndavanasyastakam etad uccaih

pathanti ye niscala-buddhayas te

vrndavanesanghri-saroja-sevam

saksat labhante januso ‘nta eva

 

They who with great concentration read aloud this Vrndavanastaka, at the end of this life attain direct service to the lotus feet of Vrndavana’s master.