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Shri Vrndadevy-astaka

"Eight Prayers Glorifying Shrimati Vrinda Devi,"

Translation by Baba Madhava Dasa

(1)

gangeya-campeya-tadid-vinindi-

rocih-pravaha-snapitayma-vrnde

bandhuka-bandhu-dyuti-divya-vaso

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

O Vrnda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. You are bathed in your own splendor, which defeats the effulgence of lightning and the golden cam-paka flower. The luster of your transcendental garments is the friend of the leandhilia flower.

(2)

bimbadharoditvara-manda-hasya-

nasagra-mukta-dyuti-dipitasye

vicitra-ratnabharana-shriyadhye

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

O Vrnda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Your face is illuminated by the splendor of the pearl decorating the tip of your nose, and by the extraordinary gentle smile on the two bimba fruits which are your lips. You are enriched by the beauty of the amazing and colorful jewels and ornaments you wear.

(3)

samasta-vaikuntha-siromanau shri-

k.rsnasya vrndavana-dhanya-dhamni

dattadhikare vrsabhanu-putrya

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

O Vrnda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Shrimati Radharani, the daughter of King Vrsabhanu, has made you the ruling monarch of Lord Krishna's opulent and auspicious abode of Vrndavana, which is the crest jewel of all the Vaikuntha planets.

(4)

 tvad-ajnaya pallava-puspa-bhrnga-

mrgadibhir madhava-keli-kunjah

madhv-adibhir bhanti vibhusyamana

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

O Vrnda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Because of your order, the groves where Lord Madhava performs His pastimes appear very splendid, decorated with blossoming flowers, bumblebees, deer, and other auspicious animals, flowers, and birds.

(5)

 tvadiya-dutyena nikunja-yunor

atyutkayoh keli-vilasa-siddhih

tvat-saubhagam kena nirucyatam tad

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

O Vrnda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Who can describe your good fortune? You were the messenger who brought about the perfection of the amorous pastimes of Radha and Krsn. a, the youthful couple, who enthusiastically sport in the groves of Vrndavana.

(6)

 rasabhilaso vasatis ca vrnda-

vane tvad-isanghri-saroja-seva

labhya ca pumsam krpaya tavaiva

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

Vrnda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. The living entities who attain the service of the lotus feet of your Lord reside in Vrndavana. And the desire to understand the Lord's amazing pastimes of the rasa dance is only by your mercy.

(7)

 tvam kirtyase satvata-tantra-vidbhir

lilabhidhatvna kila krishna-saktih

tavaiva murtis tulasi nr-loke

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

 Vrnda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Those who have studied the Satvata-tantra glorify you. You are Lord Krishna's potency for performing pastimes, and you are known as Tulasi Devi in the human society.

(8)

 bhaktya vihina aparadha-laksaih

ksiptas ca kamadi-taranga-madhye

k.rpamayi tvam saranam prapanna

vrnde namas te caranaravindam

O Vrnda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Those who are devoid of devotion to Lord Hari, and who are thrown by their offenses into the waves of lust and other inauspicious qualities, may take shelter of you.

(9)

vrndastakam yah srnuyat pathed va

vrndavanadhisa-padabja-bhrngah

sa prapya vrndavana-nitya-vasam

tat-prema-sevam labhate krtarthah

O Vrnda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Let a person who becomes like a bumblebee at the lotus feet of Radha-Krishna, and who reads or hears these eight verses describing the glories of Vrnda Devi, eternally reside at Goloka Vrndavana. He attains devo-tional service in pure love of Godhead, and all his spiritual aspirations become fulfilled.