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Shrila Rupa Gosvami
bhratur antakasya pattane ’bhipatti-harini
prekshayati-papino ’pi papa-sindhu-tarini
nira-madhuribhir apy ashesha-citta-bandhini
mam punatu sarvadaravinda-bandhu-nandini (1)
May Yamuna-devi, the daughter of the sun-god Surya, always purify me. She saves
those who touch her from going to the realm of her brother Yamaraja, and merely
seeing her exonerates even greatly wicked people from the ocean of their sinful deeds.
The attractiveness of her waters captivates everyone’s heart.
mam punatu sarvadaravinda-bandhu-nandini (2)
Yamuna-devi adorns Indra’s massive Khandava forest with her enchanting current,
and upon her blooming white lotuses, wagtails and other birds are always dancing.
Simply desiring to bathe in her crystalline waters pardons one from even the greatest
of sins. May that Yamuna-devi, the daughter of Surya-deva (friend of the lotus),
always continue to purify me.
mam punatu sarvadaravinda-bandhu-nandini (3)
Sprinkling a single drop of her water upon oneself frees one from the reaction to even
the most heinous crime. She increases the flow of raganuga-bhakti for Nanda-nandana
within one’s heart and benedicts anyone who simply desires to reside on her banks. May
that Yamuna-devi, the daughter of Surya-deva, always purify me.
mam punatu sarvadaravinda-bandhu-nandini (4)
Yamuna-devi is so inconceivably powerful that although she flows through the seven
oceans which surround the earth’s seven giant islands, she never merges into them
as ordinary rivers do. Being an intimate witness to Shri Mukunda’s wonderful pastimes,
she makes those pastimes arise in the hearts of those who take shelter of her. Her dark,
shimmering beauty defeats that of even a precious blue sapphire. May that Yamunadevi,
the daughter of Surya-deva, always purify me.
mathurena mandalena carunabhimandita
mam punatu sarvadaravinda-bandhu-nandini (5)
Ornamented by the supremely enchanting land of Mathura-mandala, Yamuna-devi
skillfully inspires raganuga-bhakti in the hearts of the loving Vaishnavas who bathe in
her waters. With her waves which are like playful arms she worships Padmanabha Shri
Krishna’s lotus feet. May that Yamuna-devi, the daughter of Surya-deva, always purify
mam punatu sarvadaravinda-bandhu-nandini (6)
Yamuna-devi’s supremely charming banks are further beautified by the celestial
fragrance emanating from the flowers of the kadamba trees which grace them and by
the presence of lowing cows. She is especially delighted when Nandalala’s devotees
assemble on those banks. May that Yamuna-devi, the daughter of Surya-deva, always
mam punatu sarvadaravinda-bandhu-nandini (7)
Hundreds and thousands of warbling swans glide on the fragrant waters of Yamunadevi,
who is worshipable to demigods, Siddhas, Kinnaras and humans whose hearts
are dedicated to the service of Shri Hari. Anyone who is touched by her gentle breezes
is released from the cycle of birth and death. May that Yamuna-devi, the daughter of
Surya-deva, always purify me.
mam punatu sarvadaravinda-bandhu-nandini (8)
Yamuna-devi distributes transcendental knowledge throughout the three worlds
known as Bhuh, Bhuvah, and Svah as she flows through them. Singing her glories
burns to ashes the reactions of even the greatest of sins. She has become supremely
fragrant due to the sandal-paste from the body of King Nanda’s son Shri Krishna which
melts in her waters as He enjoys His water-play. May that Yamuna-devi, the daughter
of Surya-deva, always purify me.
tushta-buddhir ashtakena nirmalormi-ceshtitam
tvam anena bhanu-putri! sarva-deva-veshtitam
yah staviti vardhayasva sarva-papa-mocane
bhakti-puram asya devi! pundarika-locane (9)
O Suryaputri! Devi! O Yamune, whose powerful waves are very purifying and who
is surrounded by all the demigods! For those persons of satisfied intelligence who
recite this prayer, please increase their current of bhakti for the lotus-eyed Shri Krishna
who liberates people from all their sins - this is my supplication at your feet.