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Shri Radha-Kripa-Kataksha-Stava-Raja

Spoken by Shiva to Gauri in the Urdhvamnaya-tantra

 

munindra-vrinda-vandite tri-loka-shoka-harini

prasanna-vaktra-pankaje nikunja-bhu-vilasini

vrajendra-bhanu-nandini vrajendra-sunu-sangate

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam? (1)

 

ashoka-vriksha-vallari-vitana-mandapa-sthite

pravala-vala-pallava-prabharunanghri-komale

varabhaya-sphurat-kare prabhuta-sampadalaye

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam? (2)

 

ananga-ranga-mangala-prasanga-bhangura-bhruvam

savibhramam sasambhramam driganta-bana-patanaih

nirantaram vashi-krita-pratiti-nanda-nandane

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam? (3)

 

tadit-suvarna-campaka-pradipta-gaura-vigrahe

mukha-prabha-parasta-koti-sharadendu-mandale

vicitra-citra-sancarac-cakora-shava-locane

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam? (4)

 

madonmadati-yauvane pramoda-mana-mandite

priyanuraga-ranjite kala-vilasa-pandite

ananya-dhanya-kunja-rajya-kama-keli-kovide

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam? (5)

 

ashesha-hava-bhava-dhira-hira-hara-bhushite

prabhuta-shata-kumbha-kumbha-kumbhi kumbha-sustani

prashasta-manda-hasya-curna-purna-saukhya-sagare

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam? (6)

 

mrinala-vala-vallari taranga-ranga-dor-late

latagra-lasya-lola-nila-locanavalokane

lalal-lulan-milan-manojna mugdha-mohanashrite

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam? (7)

 

suvarna-malikancita-tri-rekha-kambu-kanthage

tri-sutra-mangali-guna-tri-ratna-dipti-didhiti

salola-nila-kuntala-prasuna-guccha-gumphite

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam? (8)

 

nitamba-bimba-lambamana-pushpa-mekhala-gune

prashasta-ratna-kinkini-kalapa-madhya-manjule

karindra-shunda-dandika-varoha-saubhagoruke

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam? (9)

 

aneka-mantra-nada-manju-nupura-rava-skhalat

samaja-raja-hamsa-vamsha-nikvanati-gaurave

vilola-hema-vallari-vidambi-caru-cankrame

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam? (10)

 

ananta-koti-vishnu-loka-namra-padmajarcite

himadrija-pulomaja-virincaja-vara-prade

apara-siddhi-riddhi-digdha-sat-padanguli-nakhe

kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam? (11)

 

makheshvari! kriyeshvari svadheshvari sureshvari

triveda-bharatishvari pramana-shasaneshvari

rameshvari! kshameshvari pramoda-kananeshvari

vrajeshvari vrajadhipe shri radhike namo ’stu te (12)

 

itimam adbhutam-stavam nishamya bhanu-nandini

karotu santatam janam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam

bhavet tadaiva sancita-tri-rupa-karma-nashanam

bhavet tada vrajendra-sunu-mandala-praveshanam (13)

 

O Shrimati Radhika - Shukadeva, Narada, Uddhava and all the topmost munis are

always offering prayers to Your lotus feet. Remembering You and praying for Your

seva miraculously removes all the miseries, sins and offenses of the three spheres.

Your joyful face blooms like a lotus and You delight in pastimes in the kunjas of Vraja.

You are the daughter of Vrishabhanu Maharaja and are the dearly beloved of Brajendranandana, with whom You always perform vilasa - when, oh when will You

bestow upon me Your merciful sidelong glance? (1)

 

You dwell in a pavilion made of creepers climbing upon ashoka trees; Your soft lotus

feet are like lustrous red coral, newly-sprouted leaves, and the rising sun; Your lotus

hands are always eager to fulfill the cherished aspiration of Your devotees and to grant

the benediction of fearlessness; You are the abode of profuse divine treasures and

opulences - O Shrimati Radhika, when, oh when will You bestow upon me Your merciful

sidelong glance? (2)

 

In the immensely auspicious drama enacted with loving playfulness (prema-vilasa)

on the amorous battlefield, Your eyebrows curving like bows suddenly unleash the

arrows of Your sidelong glances, piercing Nanda-nandana with amorous delusion and

bringing Him into reverential submission. In this way He eternally comes under Your

complete control - O Radhika, when, oh when will You bestow upon me Your merciful

sidelong glance? (3)

 

The glistening, fair complexion of Your limbs is like lightning, gold and campaka

flowers; the shining brilliance of Your face defeats even the effulgence of millions of

autumnal full moons; and Your eyes, restless like cakora birds, display astonishingly

new and wonderful expressions at every moment - O Shrimati Radhika, when, oh when

will You bestow upon me Your merciful sidelong glance? (4)

 

You are intoxicated with the beauty of Your own youth and are always adorned with

Your pre-eminent ornament, Your delightful sulking mood (mana). You take delight

in Your darling’s love for You, and are supremely expert in the art of loving affairs.

In the incomparable realm of wonderful kunjas, You are the most learned in all of

love’s novelties - O Shrimati Radhika, when, oh when will You bestow upon me Your

merciful sidelong glance? (5)

 

You are adorned with all Your various deep emotions [anuraga, dhiradhira, kilakincita,

etc.] for Krishna which shine on Your person like a diamond necklace. Your

lovely breasts are like twin golden water-pots and the mounds on the head of Jayanandini

(the wife of Indra’s elephant-carrier Airavata). Displaying Your acclaimed mild

smile, You are like an ocean overflowing with divine bliss - O Radhika, when, oh when

will You bestow upon me Your merciful sidelong glance? (6)

 

Your soft arms are like fresh, delicate lotus stems elegantly swaying in the waves. Just

as a creeper dances in a gust of wind, Your restless bluish eyes flash an enthralling

glance. Your charm entices Madana-mohana Himself to follow after You, and when

meeting, You steal away His mind and then give Him shelter in His spellbound

condition - O Shrimati Radhika, when, oh when will You bestow upon me Your

merciful sidelong glance? (7)

 

Your neck, as beautiful as a lovely conch, is decorated with golden necklaces and

marked with three lines; ornaments made with glistening jewels of three colors swing

from Your trisutra (three auspicious cords tied around the neck of a newly-married

bride), and Your black tresses, which are woven with clusters of colorful flower

blossoms, sway to and fro - O Radhika, when, oh when will You bestow upon me Your

merciful sidelong glance? (8)

 

Your rounded hips are decorated with dangling flowers and tiny tinkling jewel-bells

hang from the flower belt on Your charmingly slender waist. The jingling of those

gem-bells is exceedingly enchanting. Your beautiful thighs taper like the sloping

trunk of the king of elephants - O Shrimati Radhika, when, oh when will You bestow

upon me Your merciful sidelong glance? (9)

 

Your captivating golden ankle bells sweetly resound with a host of Vedic mantras,

resembling the warbling of a flock of royal swans, and as You walk along, the beauty

of Your limbs mocks the grace of undulating golden creepers - O Shrimati Radhika,

when, oh when will You bestow upon me Your merciful sidelong glance? (10)

 

You are worshiped by Shri Lakshmi, the goddess of unlimited millions of Vaikuntha

planets. Shri Parvati, Indrani (Indra’s wife) and Sarasvati all worship and attain

benedictions from You. Meditation on even one of Your toenails grants an infinite

variety of perfections - O Shrimati Radhike, when, oh when will You bestow upon me

Your merciful sidelong glance? (11)

 

You are the mistress of all kinds of sacrifices (especially of the topmost yugalamilana-

yajna); of all actions (since You are the root of all potencies - mula-shaktitattva);

of the mantras uttered at yajnas and of the sacrificial offerings presented to

the demigods; of all the demigods; of the words of the three Vedas; of the enforcement

of all scriptural principles; of Shri Rama-devi (the goddess of fortune); of Shri Kshamadevi

(the goddess of forgiveness); and especially of the delightful kunjas in Vrindavana.

When will You mercifully make me Your dasi and grant me the qualification to render

service in Your amorous pastimes with the prince of Vraja? O Shrimati Radhika, owner

and maintainer of Vraja! I offer pranama unto You time and again. (12)

 

O Vrishabhanu-nandini! Upon hearing this wonderful prayer, please make me the

perpetual object of Your merciful glance. Then, by the influence of Your mercy, may

all the reactions to my karma be destroyed and, realizing my internal identity as a

manjari, may I enter the circle of Shrimati Radhika’s sakhis to participate in Shri

Vrajendra-sunu’s eternal pastimes. (13)