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Shri Yugala Arati

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

(words in light italics have been added by other Vaishnavas)

 

jaya jaya radha-krishna yugala-milana

arati karaye lalitadi sakhi-gana (1)

 

madana-mohana-rupa tri-bhanga-sundara

pitambara shikhi-puccha-cuda manohara (2)

 

lalita-madhava-vame vrishabhanu-kanya

nila-vasana gauri rupe gune dhanya (3)

 

nana-vidha alankara kare jhalamala

hari-mano-vimohana vadana ujjvala (4)

 

vishakhadi sakhi-gana nana rage gaya

priya-narma-sakhi jata camara dhulaya

camara dhulaya re

radha-krishnera arati-kale, camara dhulaya re

‘jaya radhe, shri radhe’ bole, camara dhulaya re

lalita-vishakha-adi, camara dhulaya re (5)

 

shri radha-madhava-pada-sarasija-ashe

bhakativinoda sakhi-pade sukhe bhase (6)

 

All glories, all glories to the amorous rendezvous of Shri Radha-Krishna Yugala! All

sakhis led by Lalita and her group perform arati for Their pleasure. (1)

 

In His beautiful threefold bending madana-mohana form, He is so attractive, even

to Cupid. With His yellow silk dhoti and crown decorated with peacock feathers, He

captivates the minds of all. (2)

 

To the left of the amorous and charming Shri Madhava is the beautiful daughter of King

Vrishabhanu, Shrimati Radhika, dressed in a sari the color of a blue lotus. Her complexion

is the color of molten gold and Her beauty and qualities are matchless. (3)

 

She is adorned with various sparkling, shimmering ornaments (alankaras), enchanting

the mind of Hari with Her radiant face. (4)

 

Vishakha leads all the sakhis in singing various ragas (melodious songs according to

the appropriate time of the day), as all the other priya-narma-sakhis soothe Shri Radha

and Krishna with camara fans. (5)

 

At the feet of the damsels of Vraja-dhama lies an ocean of joy. There Bhaktivinoda

Thakura swims, hoping to attain the lotus feet of Shri Radhika and Madhava. (6)