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Radha-Kunda-Tata

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

radha-kunda-tata-kunja-kutira

govardhana-parvata, yamuna-tira (1)

 

A small cottage in a grove on the banks of Radha-kunda, Govardhana Hill, the banks

of the Yamuna...

 

kusuma-sarovara, manasa-ganga

kalinda-nandini vipula-taranga (2)

 

Kusuma-sarovara, Manasa-ganga, the daughter of the Kalinda Mountain (Yamuna)

with her expansive waves...

 

vamshi-vata, gokula, dhira-samira

vrindavana-taru-latika-vanira (3)

 

Vamshi-vata, Gokula, Dhira-samira, the trees, creepers, and groves of Vrindavana...

 

khaga-mriga-kula, malaya-vatasa

mayura, bhramara, murali, vilasa (4)

 

...the different varieties of colorful birds, deer, the cool and fragrant breezes from the

Malaya Mountains, the peacocks, bumblebees, the pastimes with the flute...

 

venu, shringa, pada-cihna, megha-mala

vasanta, shashanka, shankha, karatala (5)

 

...the flute itself, the buffalo horn bugle, the footprints of the cows in the dust, the

banks of blackish clouds, springtime, the moon, the conchshell and karatalas...

 

yugala-vilase anukula jani

lila-vilasa-uddipaka mani (6)

 

I know all these elements are very conducive for Shri Radha’s and Krishna’sh loving

exchanges, and thus I consider them as uddipaka, stimuli, for the devotee’s entrance

into Their lila-vilasa.

 

e saba chodata kahi nahi jau

e saba chodata parana harau (7)

 

I refuse to go anywhere if these uddipaka are not there, for to abandon all these is

to give up life itself.

 

bhakativinoda kahe, shuna kana

tuwa uddipaka hamara parana (8)

 

Bhaktivinoda says, “Hear me, O Kana, Your uddipaka (which stimulate remembrance

of You) are my very life and soul.”