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Par Karenge

(traditional song)

 

par karenge naiya re, bhaja krishna kanhaiya,

krishna kanhaiya dauji ke bhaiya

krishna kanhaiya vamshi bajaiya,

makhana curaiya re, bhaja krishna kanhaiya (1)

 

Worship Kanhaiya*, the brother of Balarama. Kanhaiya’s lotus feet are the boat to

take us across the ocean of material life. Worship Kanhaiya, that Krishna who stays in

Vraja, playing the flute and from every gopi’s house steals butter (that is, the soft and

pure white hearts that are like butter).

[*Kanhaiya - Yashoda-maiya’s pet name for her darling son. This name is brimming over with

sweetness and affection.]

 

krishna kanhaiya girivara uthaiya,

krishna kanhaiya rasa racaiya

para karenge naiya re, bhaja krishna kanhaiya (2)

 

Worship Kanhaiya, that Krishna who lifted Govardhana Hill and performed the rasali

la. His lotus feet are the boat to take us across the ocean of material life.

 

mitra sudama tandula lae,

gale laga prabhu bhoga lagaye

kaha kaha kaha bhaiya re, bhaja krishna kanhaiya (3)

 

When His friend Sudama brought Him some low-grade rice, He accepted it, embraced

him and cried, “O My brother, you haven’t come for such a long time! Where have

you been? Did you forget Me?” Worship that Krishna!

 

arjuna ka ratha rana me haka,

shyamaliya giridhari baka

kali-naga nathaiya re, bhaja krishna kanhaiya (4)

 

In the Mahabharata war Shyamaliya (sweet, black, crooked Krishna) became Arjuna’s

chariot driver, directing the horses on the battlefield. He lifted Govardhana Hill at

such a tender age and He subdued Kaliya-naga by putting a rope through his nose,

dragging him out of the Yamuna. Worship that Krishna!

 

drupata-suta jaba dushtana gheri,

rakhi laja na kini deri

agaye cira badhaiya re, bhaja krishna kanhaiya (5)

 

Worship that Kanhaiya who immediately came to protect Draupadi’s chastity by increasing

her cloth unlimitedly when she was surrounded by so many wicked men.