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Song 2

 

(1)

virajar pare shuddha-paravyoma-dham

tad upari shri-gokula-brindaranya nam

 

1) Beyond the Viraja River lies the pure spiritual sky, and above that Vaikuntha realm lies the divine abode known as Shri Goloka Vrindavana.

 

(2)

brindabana cintamani,  cid-ananda-ratna-khani,

cinmoy apurva-darashan

tahi majhe camatkar,  krishna vanaspati sar,

nila-mani tamala jemon

 

2) The land of Vrindavana is made of spiritual gems and is therefore likened to a mine of fully cognizant and blissful jewels. This transcendentally conscious realm is certainly a wonderful and extraordinary sight. Within that abode is the most astonishing presence of Lord Krishna, who is compared to a tamal tree, the king of trees possessing the hue of a dark sapphire.

 

(3)

tahe eka svarna-mayi,  lata sarva-dhama-jayi,

uthiyache parama-pavana

hladini-shaktir sar,  `mahabhava’ nam jar,

tribhuvana-mohana-mohini

 

3) Entwined upon that blackish tree a beautiful golden creeper has arisen, who is the conqueror of all realms, being the supreme purifier. Her name is Mahabhava, being the essence of the supreme pleasure-giving hladini potency. She is the enchantress of Shri Krishna, who is Himself the enchanter of the three worlds.

 

(4)

radha-name paricita,  tushiya govinda-cita,

virajaye parama anande

sei lata-patra-phul,  lalitadi sakhi-kul,

sabe mili’ vrikshe dridha bandhe

 

4) Known by the name of Radha, She remains shining there in great ecstasy, always engaged in satisfying Govinda’s heart. The leaves and flowers of that creeper form the assembly of Her girlfriends headed by Lalita. Together She and all Her friends entwine that blackish tree in a tight embrace.

 

(5)

latar parashe praphulla tamal

lata chadi’ nahi rahe kono kal

 

5) At the touch of this creeper, the tamal tree blooms; without the embrace of the creeper, He can no longer exist.

 

(6)

tamala chadiya lata nahi vance

se lata milan sada-kala yace

 

6) The creeper never desires to leave the company of the tamal tree; the creeper perpetually craves Their union.

 

(7)

bhakativinoda milan dohar

na cahe kakhona vina kichu ar

 

7) Other than the meeting of these two, Bhaktivinoda desires nothing, but nothing else.