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Janama Saphala Ta’ra

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

janama saphala ta’ra, krishna-darashana ja’ra, bhagye haiyache eka-bara

vikashiya hrin-nayana, kari’ krishna-darashana, chade jiva cittera vikara (1)

 

Aho! His birth is successful who, by good fortune, has had darshana of Krishna one time,

because by seeing Him with the eyes of devotion, all the causes of transformation of

the mind (lust, greed, anger and other anarthas) go far away.

 

vrindavana-keli-chatura vana-mali

tri-bhanga-bhangima rupa, vamshi-dhari aparupa, rasamaya-nidhi, guna-shali (2)

 

Bedecked with garlands of forest flowers, He expertly engages in amorous enjoyment

in Vrindavana. Standing in His three-curved form and holding His flute, He thus

displays His unprecedented beauty. He is an ocean of rasa and a reservoir of all good

qualities.

 

varna-nava-jaladhara, shire shikhi-piccha vara, alaka tilaka shobha paya,

paridhane pita-vasa, vadane madhura hasa, hena rupa jagata mataya (3)

 

His bodily complexion is like a fresh raincloud. He wears a peacock feather on His

head, and His forehead is beautifully decorated with candana tilaka. Wearing a golden

pitambara and smiling sweetly, He maddens the whole world with His beauty.

 

indranila jini’, krishna-rupakhani, heriya kadamba-mule,

mana ucatana, na cale carana, samsara gelama bhule (4)

 

Oh! Now that I have seen that form of Krishna, more beautiful than a blackish indranila

jewel, standing under a kadamba tree, my mind has become unsteady. I cannot move

from here and have forgotten the material world.

 

(sakhi he) sudhamaya, se rupa-madhuri,

dekhile nayana, haya acetana, jhare premamaya vari (5)

 

O sakhi, His sweet form is full of nectar. Whoever sees Him falls unconscious, and tears

of love stream from their eyes.

 

kiva cuda shire, kiva vamshi kare, kiva se tri-bhanga thama,

carana-kamale, amiya uchale, tahate nupura-dama (6)

 

Oh, how wonderful is the peacock-feather crown on His head, the flute in His hands,

His body bent in three places, and His feet, bound with anklebells that shower nectar!

 

sada asha kari, bhringa-rupa dhari’, carana-kamale sthana

anayase pai, krishna-guna gai, ara na bhajiba ana (7)

 

Bhaktivinoda says, "I always desire to become a bee so that I can eternally stay at His

lotus feet. Thus I will easily sing of Krishna’s glories and will never ask for anything

more than this."