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Shri Yugala-Kishorashtakam

Shrila Rupa Gosvami

 

nava-jaladhara-vidyud-dyota-varnau prasannau

vadana-nayana-padmau caru-candravatamsau

alaka-tilaka-bhalau kesha-vesha-praphullau

bhaja bhaja tu mano re radhika-krishnacandrau (1)

 

O mind, time and again worship the youthful lovers Shri Radha-Krishna, who together

appear like lightning flashing from a fresh monsoon cloud, whose lovely lotus faces

always beam contented happiness and are adorned with lotus eyes, who wear brilliant

moon-shaped crowns, whose foreheads, decorated with charming sandalpaste tilaka,

are rendered more beautiful being surrounded by Their glistening curly locks of hair,

and whose entire appearance is completely dazzling.

 

vasana-harita-nilau candanalepanangau

mani-marakata-diptau svarna-mala-prayuktau

kanaka-valaya-hastau rasa-natya prasaktau

bhaja bhaja tu mano re radhika-krishnacandrau (2)

 

O mind, time and again worship the youthful lovers Shri Radha-Krishna, Radha wearing

blue cloth and Krishna dressed in yellow. Their bodies are fully decorated with candana,

Radha’s glistening like a golden jewel and Krishna’s like a sapphire. They wear golden

necklaces and bracelets. Their hearts are lovingly immersed in the rasa dance.

 

ati-matihara-veshau ranga-bhangi-tri-bhangau

madhura-mridula-hasyau kundalakirna-karnau

natavara-vara-ramyau nritya-gitanuraktau

bhaja bhaja tu mano re radhika-krishnacandrau (3)

 

O mind, always be immersed in worshiping the youthful lovers Shri Radha-Krishna

Candra, whose charming dresses steal devotees’ minds; who display elegant threefold

bending poses; who smile mildly and sweetly; whose ears are adorned with

shining, beautiful earrings; who are the very best of jokesters; who are the best of

actors always wearing gorgeous costumes; and who are always attracting each other,

Krishna by playing the flute and Radha by Her dancing.

 

vividha-guna-vidagdhau vandaniyau suveshau

manimaya-makaradyaih shobhitangau sphurantau

smita-namita-katakshau dharma-karma-pradattau

bhaja bhaja tu mano re radhika-krishnacandrau (4)

 

O mind, always remain alert to worship the youthful lovers Shri Radha-Krishna Candra,

who possess innumerable exalted qualities and who are extremely clever and skillful

in tasting rasa in Their loving affairs; who are worshiped by demigods and sages as

well as ordinary humans; who are decorated with beautiful attire, fish-shaped earrings

studded with brilliant jewels and other ornaments; whose enchanting, gentle smiles

are accompanied by sidelong glances; and who bestow the dharma and karma of

prema-seva upon Their devotees (or who remove all Their devotees’ material

attachments, including their dharma and karma).

 

kanaka-mukuta-cudau pushpitodbhushitangau

sakala-vana-nivishtau sundarananda-punjau

carana-kamala-divyau deva-devadi-sevyau

bhaja bhaja tu mano re radhika-krishnacandrau (5)

 

O mind, time and again I implore you to remain alert to worship the youthful lovers

Shri Radha-Krishna Candra, who wear golden crowns upon Their heads, whose bodies

are decorated with many colored flowers, who wander through all the forests of

Vrindavana enjoying pastimes, who are the embodiment of condensed ananda, and

whose miraculous lotus feet are served by all demigods and goddesses.

 

ati-suvalita-gatrau gandha-malyair virajau

kati kati ramaninam sevyamanau suveshau

muni-sura-gana-bhavyau veda-shastradi-vijnau

bhaja bhaja tu mano re radhika-krishnacandrau (6)

 

O mind, always worship the youthful lovers Shri Radha-Krishna, whose very, very soft bodies

are adorned with fragrant flower garlands, whose charmingly dressed forms are served

by uncountable numbers of beautiful vraja-sundaris, who are beautifully dressed, and

who are conversant with all the Vedas which are contemplated in trance by the sages

and demigods.

 

ati-sumadhura-murtau dushta-darpa-prashantau

sura-vara-vara-dau dvau sarva-siddhi-pradanau

ati-rasa-vasha-magnau gita-vadyair vitanau

bhaja bhaja tu mano re radhika-krishnacandrau (7)

 

O mind, I implore you time and again to always remain immersed in worshiping the

youthful lovers Shri Radha-Krishna, whose forms are the embodiment of the sweetest

sweetness, who pulverise the pride of wicked and arrogant persons, who bestow

benedictions upon the best of the demigods including Mahadeva Shiva, who bestow

all varieties of perfections, who are thoroughly engrossed in tasting the nectar of

transcendental bliss (ananda-chinmaya-rasa), and who are masters in the arts of

singing, dancing, and playing musical instruments.

 

agama-nigama-sarau shrishti-samhara-karau

vayasi nava-kishorau nitya-vrindavana-sthau

shamana-bhaya-vinashau papinas tarayantau

bhaja bhaja tu mano re radhika-krishnacandrau (8)

 

O mind, remain forever immersed in worshiping the youthful lovers Shri Radha-Krishna

Candra, whose svarupa is the essence of the Vedas; who through the agency of Their

expansions perform the creation, maintenance, and destruction of the material

universes; who are ever-fresh youths almost touching adolescence; who are eternally

situated at the yoga-pitha in Vrindavana; and who deliver the sinful.

 

idam manoharam stotram, shraddhaya yah pathen narah

radhika-krishnacandrau ca, siddhi-dau natra samshayah (9)

 

Sadhakas who faithfully recite this supremely charming Yugala-kishorashtakam will

surely obtain the perfection of rendering direct service to the lotus feet of the

bestowers of all perfections, the youthful lovers Shri Radha-Krishna - of this there is no

doubt.