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Shri Shri Gandharva Samprarthanastakam

by Shrila Rupa Goswami

1. O Goddess! Be merciful to me and reveal Your lotus face to me
when You and Shri Krishna play in the playgroves of Vrndavana,
enjoying like intoxicated, blissful Lordly elephants!

2. O Goddess! In great distress I prostrate myself before You,
falling ont he ground, praying piteously unto You with faltering
voice. O Gandharvike! After You bestowed Your mercy on this fool,
count him (her) amongst Your own people!

3. O Syame (Shri Radhe)! When will I worship You as Indira
(Laksmi), when Your beautiful body is bound up by Syama's left
arm? Krishna's beauty enchants all the people of the world and is
even greater than that of Rama-ramana (Lord Vishnu, Laksmi's

4. O Goddess! When can I arrange for Your blissful nocturnal
meeting with the son of the king of Vraja in the grove by
covering Your body with a cloudblue sari and by removing the
anklebells from Your feet?

5. When will this person serve Your lotus feet, that adorn the
three worlds by massaging them, as You are sitting together on a
playbed made of flowers in a grove, while You are making sweet
jokes with each other?

6. O Queen of Vrndavana! When can I fan You with a yaktail fan
with a jeweled rod when You and Shri Krishna are sitting under a
tree, Your lotus-like faces beautified by drops of perspiration
from fatigue after Your pastimes on the shore of Your pond (Shri
Radha Kund)?

7. O beautiful-eyed One! It was not me who told Mukunda in which
corner of the kunja You were hiding! Citra did it! Don't frown
Your eyebrows at me in false anger! When can I take You before
the son of the king of Vraja?

8. When You defeat Krishna in a joking argument, You show even
greater pride, extending Your proud words to Your blooming
friends, who will praise You. When will I see You like this?

9. Anyone who nicely recites these eight prayers to the daughter
of king Vrsabhanu will be accepted by Her in a wave of mercy and
She will joyfully appear before her with Her lover.

End of Gandharva Samprarthanastakam.