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Yamuna-Puline

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

yamuna-puline, kadamba-kanane, ki herinu sakhi! aja

shyama vamshidhari, mani-mancopari, kare’ lila rasaraja (1)

 

O sakhi! What did I see today! In a kadamba grove on the bank of Yamuna, a beautiful

blackish boy holding a long flute was seated on a jeweled throne, performing His

pastimes as rasa-raja, the monarch of all transcendental mellows.

 

krishna-keli sudha-prasravana

ashta-dalopari, shri radha shri hari, ashta-sakhi parijana (2)

 

On the eight petals of the jeweled altar were Radha and Hari, surrounded by Their

dearmost attendants, the eight principal gopis. There Krishna was performing His

amorous pastimes, which are like a waterfall of nectar.

 

sugita-nartane, saba sakhi-gane, tushiche yugala-dhane

krishna-lila heri’, prakriti-sundari, vistariche shobha vane (3)

 

With their sweet songs and artful dancing all the gopis satisfied the treasured Divine

Couple. Thus I beheld Krishna’s lilas with His beautiful beloveds as they roamed

through the splendid forest.

 

ghare na jaiba, vane praveshiba, o lila-rasera tare

tyaji’ kula-laja, bhaja vraja-raja, vinoda minati kare (4)

 

To taste the nectar of these lilas I will not return home but will enter the forest.

Renouncing all family ties, just worship the Lord of Vraja. This is Bhaktivinoda’s

humble request.