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Yashomati-Nandana

Shrila Bhaktivinoda Thakura

 

yashomati-nandana, vraja-vara-nagara,

gokula-ranjana kana

gopi-parana-dhana, madana-manohara,

kaliya-damana-vidhana (1)

 

Krishna is Yashoda Maiya’s beloved son, and the topmost lover in Vrajabhumi. As Kana

(an affectionate name for Him) He delights Gokula and is the wealth of the life of the

gopis. He is an inveterate thief, stealing the hearts of all, and He crushed the Kaliya

serpent.

 

amala harinama amiya-vilasa

vipina-purandara, navina-nagara-vara,

vamshi-vadana, suvasa (2)

 

These spotless holy names are filled with all of Krishna’s sweet pastimes. He is the King

(purandara - Indra) of all the forests of Vraja. He is the ever-fresh and ever-youthful

lover, always wearing very beautiful garments, attracting the gopis with His bodily

fragrance, and holding the flute to His mouth.

 

vraja-jana-palana, asura-kula-nashana,

nanda-godhana-rakhowala

govinda, madhava, navanita-taskara,

sundara nanda-gopala (3)

 

He always protects the Vrajavasis, destroys the demons, and tends Nanda Baba’s cows.

As Govinda He gives pleasure to the cows, the land, gopas, gopis and the senses. As

Madhava He is the husband of the topmost Lakshmi - Shrimati Radhika. He’s always

stealing butter (the prema of the Vrajavasis) to increase the Vrajavasis’ love for Him

and He is the beautiful son of Nanda Baba.

 

yamuna-tata-cara, gopi-vasanahara,

rasa-rasika kripamaya

shri radha-vallabha, vrindavana-natavara,

bhakativinoda-ashraya (4)

 

Roaming along the banks of Yamuna, He stole the clothes of the very young gopis.

He is the enjoyer of the rasa dance and is full of mercy. He is most beloved to Shrimati

Radhikarani and is the most expert dancer in Vrindavana. Bhaktivinoda wants to take

shelter of this Krishna!