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Shri Gaura-Giti

Shri Radha-mohana dasa

 

sakhe, kalaya gauram udaram

nindita-hataka-kanti-kalevara-garvita-maraka-maram (1)

 

O sakhe, sing about the sweet name, beauty, attributes, and pastimes of Shri Shacinandana

Gaurahari, who performs supremely munificent pastimes, whose bodily complexion

vanquishes the luster of molten gold, whose beauty defeats that of millions of

Cupids...

 

madhukara-ranjita-malati-mandita-jita-ghana-kuncita-kesham

tilaka-vinindita-shashadhara-rupaka-bhuvana-manohara-vesham (2)

 

...who is charmingly adorned with a garland of beautiful and fragrant malati flowers

which is itself embellished by the sweet humming of black bees, the splendor of

whose locks of curling black hair defeats the brilliance of dark clouds, whose tilaka

is more brilliant than the moon, whose beautiful attire enchants the minds of everyone

in the entire universe...

 

madhu-madhura-smita-lobhita-tanu-bhritam anupama-bhava-vilasam

nidhuvana nagari mohita-manasa-vikathita-gadgada-bhasham (3)

 

...whose sweet, gentle smile and unexcelled sentiments of pure love charm all embodied

beings, whose heart is thoroughly immersed in Shrimati Radhika’s unnatojjvalaprema,

and who lovingly extols Shri Krishna in a choked voice.

 

paramakincana-kincana-nara-gana-karuna-vitarana-shilam

kshobhita-durmati-radha-mohana-namaka-nirupama-lilam (4)

 

Hankering to relish the unparalleled pastimes of the greatly munificent Shri

Gaurasundara, who distributes mercy in the form of nama-prema to the supremely

fortunate niskincana souls (those whose only possession is love of Krishna), the fallen

and foolish Radha-mohana sings in a mood of great distress.