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Sakhi-Vrinde Vijnapti

A Prayer to the Sakhis

Shrila Narottama dasa Thakura

 

radha-krishna prana mora yugala-kishora

jivane marane gati ara nahi mora (1)

 

The divine youthful couple are my life and soul. In life or death I have no other goal

but Them.

 

kalindira kule keli-kadambera vana

ratana-vedira upara basaba du’jana (2)

 

In a keli-kadamba forest on the banks of Yamuna there is a jeweled throne upon which

I will seat Yugala-Kishora.

 

shyama-gauri ange diba (cuwa) candanera gandha

camara dhulaba kabe heriba mukha-candra (3)

 

I will decorate black Krishna and golden Radharani with sandalpaste scented with

cuwa. I will fan Them with a camara and behold Their moonlike faces.

 

gathiya malatira mala diba dőhara gale

adhare tuliya diba karpura tambule (4)

 

I will place garlands of malati flowers around Their necks and then offer tambula

(betel) flavored with camphor in Their lotus mouths.

 

lalita vishakha adi jata sakhi-vrinda

ajnaya kariba seva caranaravinda (5)

 

Receiving the order of Lalita, Vishakha and the other sakhis, I will serve Their lotus

feet.

 

shri krishna-chaitanya-prabhura dasera anudasa

seva abhilasha kare narottama-dasa (6)

 

Narottama dasa, servant of the servant of Shri Krishna Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, yearns for

the seva of Shri Yugala-Kishora.