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Madhava, Bahuta Minati Kari Taya

Shri Vidyapati


madhava, bahuta minati kari taya

dei tulasi tila, deha samarpinu,

daya jani na chadabi moya (1)


O Madhava, with this offering of a tulasi leaf and sesame seeds, I beseech You and

pledge my body in Your service. I know Your compassion is such that You will not

reject me.


ganaite dosha, gunalesha na paobi,

jaba tuhu karabi vicara

tuhu jagannatha, jagate kahaosi,

jaga-bahira nahi mui chara (2)


While considering this appeal, You will only be able to count my faults. You will not

find even a trace of good qualities in me. You are known throughout the creation as

Jagannatha. Therefore do I, a worthless soul living within this universe, not have the

right to accept You as my master?


kiye manusha pashu-pakhi je janamiye,

athava kita-patange

karama vipake, gatagati punah punah,

mati rahu tuwa parasange (3)


Birth after birth, as a result of my karma, I repeatedly come and go, sometimes as a

human, sometimes as an animal and sometimes as a bird, worm or insect. But in

whatever birth I take, may my mind always remain fixed on Your narrations.


bhanaye vidyapati, atishaya katara,

taraite iha bhava-sindhu

tuwa pada-pallava, kari avalambana,

tila eka deha dina-bandhu (4)


With great remorse, the poet Vidyapati humbly prays, O Madhava, O friend of the

fallen, please give this insignificant person shelter at the tender leaf of Your lotus feet.

In this way I may cross over this ocean of material existence.