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Shri Vrinda-Devyashtakam

Shrila Vishvanatha Cakravarti Thakura

 

gangeya-campeya-tadid-vinindirocih-

pravaha-snapitatma-vrinde!

bandhuka-bandhu-dyuti-divya-vaso

vrinde! numas te caranaravindam (1)

 

O Vrinde, your bodily complexion mocks the luster of gold, campaka flowers, and

lightning. Fully devoted to Shri Radha-Krishna, you shine with the brightness of Their

seva, which you mercifully shower upon devotees who worship you. Your splendid

red dress shines like the red bandhuka and bandhu flowers - I offer pranama unto

your lotus feet.

 

bimbadharoditvara-manda-hasyanasagra-

mukta-dyuti-dipitasye

vicitra-ratnabharana-shriyadhye!

vrinde! numas te caranaravindam (2)

 

O Vrinde, a gentle smile emanates from your red bimba-fruit-like lips, the luster of the

pearl which adorns the tip of your nose illuminates your entire face, and your jeweled

ornaments further enhance your extraordinary beauty - I offer pranama unto your

lotus feet.

 

samasta-vaikuntha-shiromanau shri-

krishnasya vrindavana-dhanya-dhamni

dattadhikare vrishabhanu-putrya

vrinde! numas te caranaravindam (3)

 

O Vrinde, the daughter of Vrishabhanu Maharaja, Shrimati Radhika, has given you

dominion over Shri Krishna’s most glorious Shri Vrindavana-dhama, which is the crownjewel

of all the Vaikuntha planets. I offer pranama unto your lotus feet.

 

tvad-ajnaya pallava-pushpa-bhringamrigadibhir

madhava-keli-kunjah

madhvadibhir bhanti vibhushyamana

vrinde! numas te caranaravindam (4)

 

O Vrinde, on your order the leaves, flowers, bees, deer, peacocks, parrots, and all the

other living entities in Vrindavana beautifully decorate the wondrous kunjas where

Shri Madhava enjoys His playful loving pastimes (keli-vilasa) in the perpetual spring

season - I offer pranama unto your lotus feet.

 

tvadiya-dutyena nikunja-yunor

atyutkayoh keli-vilasa-siddhih

tvat-saubhagam kena nirucyatam tad

vrinde! numas te caranaravindam (5)

 

O Vrinde! You send your messengers who cleverly make all arrangements so that Shri

Radha-Krishna can unite for Their keli-vilasa. You yourself also act as messenger,

overcoming difficult obstacles to Their meeting. Because you are helping in these

lilas, Their meetings must be successful! Who in this world could possibly describe

your peerless good fortune? Therefore, I worship you and offer pranama unto your

lotus feet.

 

rasabhilasho vasatish ca vrindavane

tvad-ishanghri-saroja-seva

labhya ca pumsam kripaya tavaiva

vrinde! numas te caranaravindam (6)

 

O Vrinde, by your mercy only the devotees attain residence in Shri Vrindavana, render

service to the lotus feet of your beloved Shri Radha-Madhava, and directly enter into

the rasa-lila - I offer pranama unto your lotus feet.

 

tvam kirtyase satvata-tantra-vidbhir

lilabhidhana kila krishna-shaktih

tavaiva murtis tulasi nri-loke

vrinde! numas te caranaravindam (7)

 

O Vrinde, in the bhakti-tantras, highly expert panditas have declared you to be Shri

Krishna’s pastime potency (lila-shakti), and in this world you assume the form of the

renowned tulasi tree - I offer pranama unto your lotus feet.

 

bhaktya vihina aparadha-lakshaih

kshiptash ca kamadi-taranga-madhye

kripamayi! tvam sharanam prapanna

vrinde! numas te caranaravindam (8)

 

O merciful Vrinda-devi, devoid of devotion and guilty of unlimited offences, I am

being tossed about in the ocean of material existence by the turbulent waves of lust,

anger, greed and other inauspicious qualities. Therefore, I take shelter of you as I offer

pranama unto your lotus feet.

 

vrindashtakam yah shrinuyat pathed va

vrindavanadhisha-padabja-bhringah

sa prapya vrindavana-nitya-vasam

tat-prema-sevam labhate kritarthah (9)

 

Those who, like bumblebees at the lotus feet of the royal couple of Vrindavana, hear

or recite this ashtaka describing Vrinda-devi’s glories, will obtain eternal residence in

Vrindavana where they will become fulfilled, being immersed in loving service to Shri

Shri Radha-Govinda.