Sri Hamsadutta

Radha and Krishna

This very beautiful translation of “Sri Hamsadutta” by Srila Rupa Goswami, is the work of His Grace Kusakratha prabhu (ACBSP).

Some of the literature, that Kuskratha Prabhu has translated, is so confidentially elevated that many devotees are not yet ready to grasp it. Nevertheless, these immortal works now stand as a vast body of reference material for the Vaisnava community to consult. Aside from accurately transmitting the words of the acaryas, Kusakratha has also rendered thousands of pages of glorification of Krishna through his personal English poetic composition. Some of these compositions have been published though many have not, as of yet.

More on Kuskratha Prabhu at bottom of post…but this is just a sampling of the Sri Hamsadutta before we post it here in its entirety.

May a certain blissful person in splendid yellow silk garments, the soles of His lotus feet glorious as a host of red roses, His form dark as a tamala tree, and His mouth playfully curved in a gentle smile, appear in my heart. (Text One)

Sri Hamsadutta
By Srila Rupa Goswami

Translation is the work of His Grace Kusakratha prabhu (ACBSP),

Text 1

dukulam bibhrano dalita-haritala-dyuti-bharam
java-pushpa-shreni-ruci-rucira-padambuja-talah
tamala-shyamango dara-hasita-lilancita-mukhah
paranandabhogah sphuratu hridi me ko ‘pi purushah

dukulam-silk garments; bibhranah-wearing; dalita-manifested; haritala-yellow; dyuti-effulgence; bharam-abundance; java-java; pushpa-flowers; shreni-series; ruci-with the splendor; rucira-resplendent; pada-feet; ambuja-lotus; talah-surface; tamala-tamala tree; shyama-dark; angah-form; dara-gentle; hasita-smile; lila-playfully; ancita-bent; mukhah-mouth; para-supreme; ananda-bliss; abhugah-enjoyment; sphuratu-may be manifest; hridi-in the heart; me-of me; kah api-someone; purushah-the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

May a certain blissful person in splendid yellow silk garments, the soles of His lotus feet glorious as a host of red roses, His form dark as a tamala tree, and His mouth playfully curved in a gentle smile, appear in my heart.

Text 2

yada yato gopi-hridaya-madano nanda-sadanan
mukundo gandinyas tanayam anuvindan madhu-purim
tadamankshic cinta-sariti ghana-ghurna paricayair
agadhayam badha-maya-payasi radha virahini

yada-when; yatah-went; gopi-of the gopis; hrdaya-in the heart; madanah-cupid; nanda-of Nanda Maharaja; sadanat-from the house; mukundah-Lord Mukunda; gandinyah-of Gandini-devi. tanayam-the son (Akrura); anuvindan-meeting; madhu-purim-the city of Mathura; tada-then; amankshit-longed; cinta-of anxiety; sariti-in the river; ghana-intense; ghurna-movements; paricayaih-with an abundance; agadhayam-very deep; badha-pain; maya-consisting of; payasi-in the water; radha-Shrimati Radharani; virahini-separated from Krishna.

At the request of Akrura, Krishna and Balarama left the house of Nanda Maharaja for Mathura. At that time Shrimti Radharani’s mind was disrupted, and she became almost mad because of extreme separation from Krishna. She experienced great mental pain and agitation, which caused Her to drown in mental speculation in the river of anxiety.*

Note: The trasnslation of this verse is found in Chaitanya-caritamrita Antya 14, verse 53 (Vol. 4, page 215).

Srila Prabhupada comments there: “She (Srimati Radharani) thought, `Now I am going to die, and when I die, Krishna will surely come back to see Me again. But when He hears of my death from the people of Vrindavana, He will certainly be very unhappy. Therefore I shall not die.'”

Text 3

kadacit khedagnim vighatayitum antargatam asu
sahalibhir lebhe taralita-mana yamuna-tatim
cirad asyash cittam paricita-kutiravalokanad
avastha tastara sphutam atha sushupteh priya-sakhi

kadacit-once; kheda-of distress; agnim-fire; vighatayitum-to extinguish; antargatam-internal; asau-this; saha-with alibhih-gopi friends; lebhe-went; taralita-agitated; manah-mind; yamuna-of the Yamuna river; tatim-to the bank; cirad-for a long time; asyah-her; cittam-mind; paricita-familiar; kutira-cottage; avalokanat-from the sight; avastha-staying; tastara-spread; sphutam-manifested; atha-then; sushupteh-of deep sleep; priya-dear; sakhi-friend.

One day, when Srimati Radharani was feeling much affliction because of her separation from Krishna, She went to the bank of the Yamuna with some of Her friends. There, Radharani saw a cottage wherein She and Krishna had experienced many loving pleasures, and by remembering those incidents, She immediately became overcome with dizziness. This dizziness was very prominently visible.*

Note: The translation of this verse is taken from Nectar of Devotion, in the beginning of Chapter 30.

Text 4

tada nishpandangi kalita-nalini-pallava-kulaih
parinahat premnam akushala-shatashanki-hridayaih
drig-ambho-gambhiri-krita-mihira-putri-laharibhih
vilina dhulinam upari parivavre parijanaih

tada-then; nishpanda-motionless; angi-limbs; kalita-considered; nalini-lotus flowers; pallava-blossoms; kulaih-many; parinahat-from the abundance; premnam-of love; akushala-inasuspicious; shata-hundred; ashanki-apprehensive; hridayaih-with minds; drik-from the eyes; ambhah-with tears; gambhiri-krita-deepened; mihira-of the sun-god; putri-of the daughter (the Yamuna river); laharibhih-waves; vilina-fell down; dhulinam upari-in the dust; parivavre-surrounded; parijanaih-by the gopis.

Fallen in the dust, and Her limbs motionless, She was surrounded by friends holding lotuses, their hearts out of love filled with hundreds of fears, and their tears flooding the Yamuna’s waves.

Text 5

tatas tam nyastangim urasi lalitayah kamalini-
palashaih kalindi-salila-shishirair vijita-tanum
paravritta-shvasankura-calita-kanthim kalayatam
sakhi-sandohanam pramada-bhara-shali dhvanir abhut

tatah-then; tam-to her; nyasta-placed; angim-limbs; urasi-on the breasts; lalitayah-of Lalita-gopi; kamalini-lotus; palashaih-with petals; kalindi-of the Yamuna river; salila-of the water; shishiraih-with the coolness; vijita-fanned; tanum-body; paravritta-restored; shvasa-breathing; ankura-slight; calita-moved; kanthim-throat; kalayatam-watching; sakhi-of friends; sandohanam-of the multitudes; pramada-of joy; bhara-great; shali-consisting; dhvanih-sound; abhut-became.

When Her limbs resting on Lalita’s breast were fanned with many lotus petals cool with Yamuna water and Her throat moved with the sprout of a breath, Her watching friends made a joyful sound.

Text 6

nidhayanke pankeruha-dala-vitankasya lalita
tato radham niraharana-saranau nyasta-carana
milantam kalindi-pulina-bhuvi khelancita-gatim
dadarshagre kancin madhura-virutam shveta-garutam

nidhaya-having placed; anke-in the middle; pankeruha-lotus flower; dala-petals; vitankasya-of the bed; lalita-Lalita-gopi; tatah-then; radham-Shrimati Radharani; nira-harana-saranau-on the patn to the water; nyasta-placed; carana-feet; milantam-meeting; kalindi-of the Yamuna river; pulina-bank; bhuvi-on the ground; khela-pastimes; ancita-bent; gatim-movements; dadarsha-saw; agre-in front; kancit-a certain; madhura-sweetly; virutam-warbling; shveta-garutam-white swan.

Placing Radha on a bed of lotus petals, to fetch some water Lalita put her feet on the path. On the Yamuna’s shore she saw a graceful and sweetly warbling white swan approach her.

Text 7

tad aloka-stokocchvasita-hridaya sadaram asau
pranamam shamsanti laghu laghu samasadya savidham
dhritotkantha sadyo hari-sadasi sandesha-harane
varam dutam mene tam ati-lalitam hanta lalita

tat-of the swan; aloka-with the sight; stoka-slight; ucchvasita-gladdened; hridaya-mind; sadaram-with respect; pranamam-obeisances; shamsanti-praising; laghu laghu-quickly; samasadya-having approached; savidham-near; dhrita-utkantha-anxious; sadyah-today; hari-of Lord Hari; sadasi-in the residence; sandesha-message; harane-carrying; varam-best; dutam-messenger; mene-considered; tam-him; ati-very; lalitam-graceful; hanta-indeed; lalita-Lalita-gopi.

Her heart encouraged by seeing the swan, anxious Lalita cautiously approached it, respectfully bowed before it, and praised it. She thought the graceful swan an ideal messenger to carry a letter to Lord Hari’s assembly.

Text 8

amarshat premersyam sapadi dadhati kamsa-mathane
pravritta hamsaya svam abhilashitam shamsitum asau
na tasya dosho ‘yam yad iha vihagam prarthitavati
na kasmin vishrambham dishati hari-bhakti-pranayita

amarshat-from anger; prema-love; irshyam-jealousy; sapadi-immediately; dadhati-exhibiting; kamsa-of Kamsa; mathane-to the killer (Shri Krishna); pravritta-begun; hamsaya-to the swan; svam-own; abhilashitam-desire; shamsitum-to relate; asau-this; na-not; tasyah-of; doshah-fault; ayam-this; yat-which; iha-here; vihagam-bird; prartitavati-appealed; na-not; kasmin-in whom; vishrambham- trust; dishati-shows; hari-for Lord Hari; bhakti-devotion; pranayita-love.

Rapt in the anger of love for Krishna, she told the swan of her desires. She is not at fault for speaking to a bird. Where will a girl overcome with love for Lord Hari not place her faith?

Text 9

pavitreshu prayo viracayasi toyeshu vasatim
pramodam nalike vahasi vishadatma svayam asi
ato ‘ham duhkharta sharanam abala tvam gatavati
na yanca sat-pakshe vrajati hi kadacid viphalatam

pavitreshu-pure; prayah-generally; viracayasi-you make; toyeshu-in the waters; vasatim-residence; pramodam-delight; nalike-in the multitude of lotus flowers; vahasi-you carry; vishada-white and pure; atma-self; svayam-yourself; asi-you are; atah-therefore; aham-I; dukha-arta-distressed; sharanam-shelter; abala-a helpless woman; tvam-to you; gatavati-approached; na-not; yanca-request; sat-pakshe-to the devotees; vrajati-goes; hi-indeed; kadacit-at any time; viphalatam-to fruitlessness.

You live in pure waters. You find happiness among the lotus stems. Your heart is pure. For this reason I, a very unhappy woman, take shelter of you. A request to a saintly person is never fruitless.

Note: Here begins Lalita’s appeal to the swan.

Text 10

ciram vismrityasman viraha-dahana-jvala-vikalah
kalavan sanandam vasati mathurayam madhuripuh
tad etam sandesham sva-manasi samadhaya nikhilam
bhavan kshipram tasya shravana-padavim sangamayatu

ciram-for a long time; vismritya-having forgotten; asman-us; viraha-of separation; dahana-burning; jvala-fire; vikalah-distressed; kalavan-artistic; sa-anandam- cheerfully; vasati-resides; mathurayam-in Mathura; madhu-of the Madhu demon; ripuh-the enemy (Shri Krishna); tat-that; etam-this; sandesham-letter; sva-own; manasi-in the mind; samadhaya-having placed; nikhilam-entire; bhavan-you; kshipram-quickly; tasya-His; shravana-padavim-ears; sangamayatu-please bring.

Forgetting us who are tormented by the flames of separation from Him, artistic Krishna happily lives in Mathura. Please place this message in your heart and at once put it on the path to His ears.

Text 11

nirasta-pratyuham bhavatu bhavato vartmani shivam
samuttishta kshipram manasi mudam adhaya sadayam
adhastad dhavanto laghu laghu samuttana-nayanair
bhavantam vikshantam kutuka-taralah gopa-shishavah

nirasta-cast off; pratyuham-obstacles; bhavatu-may be; bhavatah-your; vartmani-on the path; shivam-auspicious; samuttista-arise; kshipram-quickly; manasi-in the mind; mudam-delight; adhaya-having placed; sa-with; dayam-mercy; adhastat-below; dhavantah-running; laghu laghu-quickly; samuttana-expanded; nayanaih-with eyes; bhavantam-to you; vikshantam-seeing; kutuka-with curiosity; taralah- trembling; gopa-of the cowherd men; shishavah-sons.

May all obstacles be cast aside. May your path be easy. Placing happiness and mercy in your heart, rise at once! The the running and playing gopa boys will gaze at you with wide-open eyes.

Text 12

sa vaidagdhi-sindhuh kathina-matina dana-patina
yaya ninye turnam pashupa-yuvati-jivana-patih
taya gantavya te nikhila-jagad-eka-prathitaya
padavya bhavyanam tilaka kila dasharha-nagari

sah-He; vaidagdhi-of handsomeness; sindhuh-ocean; kathina-cruel; matina-minded; dana-patina-by Akrura; yaya-by which; ninye-led away; turnam-quickly; pashupa-yuvati-of the young gopis; jivana-of the life; patih-the Lord; taya-by which; gantavya-to be travelled; te-of you; nikhila-all; jagat-the universes; eka-one; prathitaya- famous; padavya-by the path; bhavyanam-of the saintly persons; tilaka-O crest jewel; kila-indeed; dasharha-nagari-the city of the Dasharha dynasty (Mathura).

O tilaka of the saintly devotees, taking the path, famous in all the worlds, by which hard-hearted Akrura quickly took away the ocean of handsomeness that rules the young gopis lives, go to the city of the Dasharhas.

Text 13

galad-bashpasara-pluta-dhavala-ganda mriga-drisho
viduyante yatra prabala-madanavesha-vivashah
tvaya vijnatavya hari-carana-sanga-pranayino
dhruvam sa cakrangi-rati-sakha shatangasya padavi

galat-trickling; bashpa-tears; asara-by the incessant rian; pluta-drowned; dhavala-white; gandah-cheeks; mriga- deer; drishah-eyes; viduyante-are distressed; yatra-where; prabala-powerful; madana-of cupid; avesha-by the entrance; vivashah-helpless; tvaya-by you; vijnatavya-should be known; hari-of Lord Hari; carana-of the feet; sanga-the touch; pranayinah-desiring; dhruvam-indeed; sa-that; cakrangi-of the female swan; rati-sakha-O lover; shata-angasya-of the chariot with a hundred wheels; padavi-path.

O passionate lover of your swan-mate, go by the path of the chariot touched by Lord Hari’s feet, a path where the deer-eyed gopis, a flood of tears streaming down their pale cheeks, were tortured by Kamadeva.

Text 14

piban jambu-shyamam mihira-duhitur vari madhuram
mrinali-bhunjano himakara-kala-komala-rucah
kshanam hrishtas tishthan nibida-vitape shakhini sakhe
sukhena prasthanam racayatu bhavan vrishni-nagare

piban-drinking; jambu-as a dark jambu fruit; shyamam-dark; mihira-of the sun-god; duhituh-of the daughter; vari-water; madhuram-sweet; mrinalih-lotus flowers; bhunjanah-enjoying; hima-kara-of the cooling moon; kala-crescent; komala-gentle; rays of the Yamuna river, which is as dark as a ripe jambu fruit. Enjoy the lotus flowers and the beauty of the gentle rays of the cooling crescent moon. Stay with pleasure on the broad brach of a tree. Then joyfully depart for Mathura, the capital of the Vrishni dynasty.

Sip the sweet, jambu-dark Yamuna-water, eat some lotus stems soft and splendid as moonlight, for a moment rest under a great tree, and then, O friend, happily go to the city of the Vrishnis.

Text 15

balad akradanti ratha-pathikam akrura-militam
vidurad abhiri-tatir anuyayau yena ramanam
tam adau panthanam racaya caritartha bhavatu te
virajanti sarvopari paramahamsa-sthitir ayam

balat-violently; akrandanti-crying; ratha-of the chariot; pathikam-traveller; akrura-with Akrura; militam- together; vidurat-from a great distance; abhiri-of gopis; tatih-the multitude; anuyayau-followed; yena-by which; ramanam-lover (Shri Krishna); tam-that; adau-in the beginning; pathanam-path; racaya-please perform; caritartha-sucess; bhavatu-may be; te-your; virajanti-is brilliantly manifested; sarva-everything; upari-over; paramahamsa-of the great swan; sthitih-abode; ayam-this.

Fly over the path where the passionately crying gopis followed their lover as He went on Akrura’s chariot, and you will become the greatest of swans.

Text 16

akasmad asmakam harir apaharann amshuka-cayam
yam arudho gudha-pranaya-laharim kandalayitum
bhavan agre tasmin nava-dala-kadambena nibide
kadambe kadambeshvarah pathi vilambam racayatu

akasmat-unexpectedly; asmakam-of us; harih-Lord Hari; apaharan-stealing; amshuka-of garments; cayam-multitude; yam-which; arudhah-ascended; gudha-secret; pranaya-love; laharim-waves; kandalayitum-to abundantly create; bhavan-you; agre-on the top; tasmin-on that; nava-fresh; dala-leaves; kadambena-with a multitude; nibide-thick; kadambe-on the kadamba tree; kadamba-of the swans; ishvara-O lord; pathi-on the path; vilambam-delay; racayatu-please perform.

O king of swans, please stay for a moment on this kadamba tree full of new leaves, the tree Lord Hari climbed when, to flood us with waves of secret love, He suddenly stole our garments.

Texts 17 and 18

kiranti lavanyam dishi dishi shikhandi-stabakino
dadhana sadhiyah-kanaka-vimala-dyoti-vasanam
tamala-shyamangi sarala-murali-cumbita-mukhi
jagau citram yatra prakata-paramananda-lahari

taya bhuyah kridarabhasa-vilasad-ballava-vadhu-
vapur-valli-bhrashyan-mrigamada-kana-shyalikaya
vidhatavyo hallishaka-dalita-malli-latikaya
samantad ullasas tava manasi rasa-sthalikaya

kiranti-emanating; lavanyam-beauty; dishi dishi-in all directions; shikhandi-stabakinah-of Shri Krishna, who is decorated with peacock feather; dadhana-placing; sadhiyah-more effulgent; vasanam-garments; tamala-like a tamala tree; shyama-dark; angi-form; sarala-sarala-branch; murali-flute; cumbita-kissed; mukhi-mouth; jagau-sang; citram-wonderfully; yatra-where; prakata-manifested; parama-supreme; ananda-of bliss; lahari-waves; taya-by that; bhuyah-again and again; krida-pastimes; arabhasa-with delight; vilasat-splendid; ballava-of the cowherd men; vadhu-of the wives; vapuh-forms; valli-from the creepers; bhrashyat-falling; mrigamada-of musk; kana-with drops; shyamalikaya-with dark colors; vidhatavyah-should be placed; hallishaka-by the rasa dance; dalita-broken; malli-malli; latikaya-creepers; samantat-completely; ullasah-delight; tava-your; manasi-in the mind; rasa-of the rasa dance; sthalikaya-by the place.

The rasa-lila place, a place where dancing broke the jasmine vines, a place dark with musk fallen from the vine forms of the splendid and playful gopis, a place where a person crowned with peacock feathers, dressed in garments splendid as gold, His limbs dark as a tamala tree, filling all directions with glorious handsomeness, flooding the world with waves of bliss, and His mouth kissing a simple flute, made wonderful music, will put joy in your heart.

Text 19

tad-ante vasanti-viracitam anangotsava-kala-
catuh-shalam shaureh sphurati na drishau tatra vikireh
tad-alokodbhedi-pramada-bhara-vismarita-gati-
kriye jate tavat tvayi bata hata gopa-vanita

tat-that; ante-after; vasanti-flowering vasanti creepers; viracitam-constructed; ananga-of cupid; utsava-festival; kala-arts; catuh-shalam-cottages; shaureh-of Shri Krishna; sphurati-is manifested; na-not; drishau-eyes; tatra-there; vikireh-you should cast; tat-of that; aloka-sight; udbbhedi-manifested; pramada-jubilation; bhara-great; vismarita-forgotten; gati-of motion; kriye-activity; jate-produced; tavat-to that extent; tvayi-for you; bata-alas; hata-destroyed; gopa-vanita-gopis.

Don’t, after that, place your eyes on Lord Hari’s amorous-festival jasmine-vine cottage. When, by seeing it, you become so filled with bliss that you forget your mission, all the gopis will perish.

Text 20

mama syad arthanam kshatir iha vilambad yadapi te
vilokethah sarvam tadapi hari-keli-sthalam idam
taveyam na vyartha bhavatu shucita kah sa hi sakhe
guno yash canura-dvishi mati-niveshaya na bhavet

mama-my; syat-may be; arthanam-of purposes; kshatih-destruction; iha-here; vilambat-from delay; yadapi-some; te-your; vilokethah-please observe; sarvam-everything; tadapi-that; hari-of Lord Hari; keli-pastimes; sthalam-place; idam-this; tava-your; iyam-this; na-not; vyartha-in vain; shucita-virtue; kah-who; sah-he; hi-indeed; sakhe-O friend; gunah-quality; yah-which; canura-of Canura; dvishi-to the enemy (Shri Krishna); mati-of the mind; niveshaya-for the entrance; na-not; bhavet-may be.

Even though my desires may be thwarted by the delay, see this place of Lord Hari’s pastimes. Friend, may your purity not go in vain. What virtue will not make the mind enter Lord Krishna?

Text 21

sakrid vamshi-nada-shravana-militabhira-vanita-
rahah-krida-sakshi pratipada-lata-sadma-subhagah
sa dhenunam bandhur madhu-mathana-khatöayita-shilah
karishyaty anandam sapadi tava govardhana-girih

sakrit-at once; vamshi-of the flute; nada-the sound; shravana-hearing; milita-assembled; abhira-vanita-gopis; rahah-in a solitary place; krida-pastimes; sakshi-witness; pratipada-in many places; lata-with creepers; sadma-cottages; subhagah-beautiful; sah-he; dhenunam-of the cows; bandhuh-friend; madhu-mathana-of Shri Krishna, the killer of the Madhu demon; khaööayita-hidden; shilah-stone; karishyati-will perform; anandam-bliss; sapadi-immediately; tava-your; govardhana-Govardhana; girih-Hill.

Govardhana Hill, which saw Krishna secret pastimes with the gopis that, hearing the sound of His flute, ran to meet Him, which is beautiful with many vine-cottages, which is the cows’ friend, and the boulders of which were Krishna’s hiding place, will delight you.

Text 22

tam evadrim cakrankita-kara-parishvangi-rasikam
mahi-cakre shankemahi shikharinam shekharataya
aratim jnatinam nanu harihayam yah paribhavan
yathartham svam nama vyadhita bhuvi govardhana iti

tam-that; eva-certainly; adrim-hill; cakra-with the sign of the cakra; ankita-marked; kara-hand; parishvangi-embracedl; rasikam-relishing; mahi-of mountain; cakre-in the multitude; shankemahi-with being the most important; aratim-the enemy; jnatinam-of his relatives; nanu-indeed; harihayam-Indra; yah-who; paribhavan-conquered; yatha-artham-for that reason; svam-own; nama-name; vyadhita-celebrated; bhuvi-in this place; govardhanah-Govardhana; iti-thus.

We think this hill that tasted the nectar touch of Krishna’s cakra-marked hands, defeated its relatives’ enemy King Indra, and is appropriately named Govardhana, is the crown of all mountains on the earth.

Note: In former ages mountains had wings and could fly, however, when they landed they often caused great disturbances. When King Indra, to stop these disturbances, cut off all their wings, he earned their undying enmity. For this reason Indra is the enemy of all mountains. When Krishna thwarted Indra’s plans by lifting Govardhana Hill, the hill avenged its relatives.

When Krishna lifted Govardhana Hill, the cows were protected. For this reason the hill is appropriately named Go (of the cows) vardhana (protection).

Text 23

tamalasyalokad giri-parisare santi capalah
pulindyo govinda-smarana-rabhasottapta-vapusah
shanais tasam tapam kshanam apanayan yasyati bhavan
avashyam kalindi-salila-shishiraih paksha-pavanaih

tamalasya-of the tamala tree; alokat-from the sight; giri-of the mountain; parisare-in the vicinity; santi-are; capalah-fickle; pulindyah-aborigine girls; govinda-of Govinda; smarana-remembrance; rabhasa-ardent; uttapta-passionate; vapushah-forms; shanaih-gradually; tasam-of them; tapam-passion; kshanam-moment; apanayan-removing; yasyati-will go; bhavan-you; avashyam-indeed; kalindi-of the Yamuna river; salila-water; shishiraih-with the coldness; paksha-multitudes; pavanaih-purifying.

The cooling Yamuna spray carried by Your wings’ breeze removing for a moment the fever of Pulinda girls burning in the memory of Govinda by seeing a tamala tree, you will slowly fly by Govardhana Hill.

Text 24

tad-ante shri-kanta-smara-samara-dhaöi-puöakita
kadambanam vaöi rasika-paripaöim sphutayati
tvam asinas tasyam na yadi parito nandasi tato
babhuva vyartha te ghana-rasa-nivesha-vyasanita

tat-that; ante-afterwards; shri-kanta-of Shri Krishna, the lover of the gopis; smara-amorous; samara-battle; dhaöi-attack; puöakita-covered; kadambanam-of kadamba trees; vaöi-garden; rasika-of Shri Krishna, who is expert at relishing the exchanges of transcendental love; paripaöim-arrangement; sphuöayati-is manifested; tvam-you; asinah-situated; tasyam-in that; na-not; yadi-if; paritah-in all directions; nandasi-you become delighted; tatah-then; babhuva-became; vyartha-useless; te-your; ghana-intense; rasa-exchange of love; nivesha-entrance; vyasanita-attachment.

Next is the sweet kadamba grove where the gopis’ beloved engaged in amorous battle. If you do not become happy there you cannot taste even the sweetest nectar.

Text 25

sharan-megha-shreni-pratibhaöam arishöasura-shirah
ciram shushkam vrindavana-parisare drakshyati bhavan
yad arodhum duran milati kila kailasa-shikhari-
bhramakranta-svanto girisha-suhridah kinkara-ganah

sharat-autumn; megha-of clouds; shreni-series; pratibhaöam-enemy; arishöasura-of Arishöasura; shirah-head; ciram-for a long time; shushkam-dried up; vrindavana-Vrindavana; parisare-near; drakshyati-will see; bhavan-you; yat-which; arodhum-to climb; kailasa-of Mount Kailasa; shikharai-of the summit; bhrama-akranta-svantah-wandering; girisha-suhridah-of Kuvera; kinkara-ganah-servants.

In the outskirts of Vrindavana you will see Arishöasura’s old withered head, now the autumn clouds’ rival. Kuvera’s servants assemble to climb it, thinking it the top of Mount Kailasa.

Text 26

ruvan yahi svairam carama-dashaya cumbita-ruco
nitambinyo vrindavana-bhuvi sakhe santi bahavah
paravartishyante tulita-murajin-nupura-ravat tava
dhvanat tasam bahir api gatah kshipram asavah

ruvan-singing; yahi-please go; svairam-as you wish; carama-dashaya-by old age; cumbita-kissed; rucah-beauty; nitambinyah-beautiful gopis; vrindavana-of Vrindavana; bhuvi-in the land; sakhe-O friend; santi-there are; bahavah-many; paravartishyante-will turn; tulita-equal; murajit-of Krishna, the killer of the Mura demon; nupura-of the ankle-bells; ravat-because of the sound; tava-your; dhvanat-because of the sound; tasam-of them; bahih-outside; api-even; gatah-gone; kshipram-quickly; asavah-breath of life.

Friend, please go and sing in Vrindavana, where there are many beautiful girls whose glory is now kissed by death. Your singing, so like the tinkling of Krishna’s anklets, will at once bring back their life-breath.

Text 27

tvam asinah shakhantara-milita-canda-tvishi mudam
dadhithah bhandire kshanam api ghana-shyamala-rucau
tato hamsau bibhran-nikhila-nabhasash cikramishaya
sa varddhishnum vishnum kalita-dara-cakram tulayita

tvam-you; asinah-seated; shakha-branch; antara-within; milita-met; canda-tvishi-great splendor; mudam-with delight; dadhithah-you should place; bhandire-in the banyan tree; kshanam-for a moment; api-even; ghana-deeply; shyamala-dark; rucau-luster; tatah-then; hamsau-swan; bibhrat-holding; nikhila-all; nabhasah-sky; cikramishaya-with the desire to go; sah-he; vardhishnum-expanding; vishnum-Vishnu; kalita-held; dara-conch shell; cakram-and cakra; tulayita-will become equal.

Happily stay for a moment on this dark banyan tree splendid in the sunlight. Now this tree is like Lord Vishuu holding a conch and disc and present everywhere in the sky.

Note: The dark banyan tree, with branches everywhere, is like Lord Vishnu’s form present in many places simultaneously. This sun is like His disc and the white swan on a branch is like His concshell.

Text 28

tvam ashöabhir netrair vigalad-amala-prema-salilair
muhuh siktas tamam chatura-chaturasya-stuti-bhuvam
jihithah vikhyatam sphuöam iha bhavad-bandhava-ratham
pravishöam mamsyante vidhim aöavi-devyas tvayi gate

tvam-you; ashöabhih-eight; netraih-with eyes; vigalat-trickling; amala-pure; prema-of love; salilaih-with water; muhuh-constantly; siktah-sprinkled; tambam-cow; chatura-expert; catuh-asya-of Lord Brahma, who has four heads; stuti-prayers; bhuvam-place; jihithah-please go; vikhyatam-celebrated; sphuöam-manifested; iha-here; pravishöam-entered; mamyante-will consider; vidhim-Brahma; aöavi-devyah-the gopis of Vrindavana; tvayi gate-when you are gone.

Go to the famous place where intelligent Brahma, again and again sprinkling the ground with tears of pure love flowing from his eight eyes, offerred prayers. When you have left, the forest goddesses will think Brahma had just come, riding on you.

Texts 29 and 30

udancan-netrambhah prasara-lahari-picchila patha-
skhalat-pada-nyasa-pranihita-vilambakula-dhiyah
harau yasmin magne tvarita-yamuna-kula-gamana-
sprihakshipta gopyo yayur anupadam kamapi dasham

muhur lasya-krida-pramada-aho-purushika-
vikashena bhrashöaih phani-mani-kulair dhumala-rucau
puras tasmin nipa-druma-kusuma-kinjalka-surabhau
tvaya punye peyam madhuram udakam kaliya-hrade

udancat-netra-ambhah-crying tears; prasara-of the river; lahari-in the waves; picchila-slippery; patha-on the path; skhalat-falling; pada-feet; nyasa-stepping; pranihita- placed; vilamba-with the delay; akula-distressed; dhiyah- minds; harau-Lord Hari; yasmin-who; magne-immersed; tvarita- quickly; yamuna-of the Yamuna river; kula-on the bank; gamana-going; spriha-desires; akshiptah-overcome; gopyah-gopis; yayuh-went; anupadam-step by step; kamapi- some; dasham-condition; muhuh-constantly; lasya-dancing; krida-by the pastimes; pramada-delight; milat-meeting; aho-purushika-of great prowess; vikashena-with the manifestation; bhrashöaih- broken; phani-on the hoods of the serpent; kulaih-with the multitude; dhumala-purple; rucau-splendor; purah-formerly; tasmin-in that; nipa-kadamba; druma-of the tree; kusuma-of the flowers; ki{.sy 241}jalka-by the filaments; surabhau-aromatic; tvaya-by you; punye-pure; peyam-should be drunk; madhuram- sweet; udakam-water; kaliya-of the kaliya serpent; hrade-in the lake.

Drink the sweet water in pure Kaliya lake, fragrant with kadamba filaments and purple with jewels fallen from the serpent’s hoods when (Lord Hari) showed His prowess by joyfully dancing there again and again. When Lord Hari was in the water there, the gopis, their hearts overwhelmed and their steps faltering as they anxiously ran on the Yamuna’s path muddied with waves of tears flowing from their eyes, attained a state that cannot be described.

Text 31

trinavartarater viraha-dava-santapita-tanoh
sadabhiri-vrinda-pranaya-bahumanonnati-vidah
pranetavyo navya-stabaka-bhara-samvardhita-shucas
tvaya vrinda-devyah parama-vinayad vandana-vidhih

trinavarta-of Trinavarta; arateh-of the enemy; viraha-of separation; dava-by the fire; santapita-tormented; tanoh-form; sada-always; abhiri-of the gopis; vrinda-of the multitude; pranaya-love; bahumana-great respect; unnati-exalted height; vidah-knowing; pranetavyah-to be performed; navya-fresh; stabaka-clusters of blossoming flowers; bhara-multitudes; samvarddhita-of Vrinda-devi, the presiding goddess of Vrindavana; parama-supreme; vinayat-from modesty; vandana-obeisances; vidhih-activity.

With great humbleness bow before Tulasi-devi, who is now burning in a forest fire of separation from Krishna, who understands the greatness of gopis’ eternal love, and whose new sprouts make her lament.

Note: Because she can no longer offer them to Krishna, the new sprouts make her lament.

Text 32

iti krantva keka krita-virutim ekadasha-vanim
ghani-bhutam cutair vraja-madhu-vanam dvadasham idam
puri yasminn aste yadu-kula-bhuvam nirmala-yasho-
bharanam dharabhir dhavalita-dharitri-parisara

iti-thus; krantva-having approached; keka-krita-virutim-full of the singing of peacocks; ekadasha-eleven; vanim-forests; ghani-bhutam-dense; cutaih-with mango trees; vraja-in Vrindavana; madhu-vanam-the Madhuvana forest; dvadasham-the twelfth; idam-this; puri-city; yasmin-in which; aste-resides; yadu-of the Yadu; kula-dynasty; bhuvam-place; nirmala-pure; yashah-reputation; bharanam-possessing; dharabhih-with the flowing streams; dhavalita-purified; dharitri-earth; parisara-border.

Passing through eleven forests filled with the singing of peacocks, you will come to the twelfth, Madhuvana, thick with mango trees, where the capitol of the Yadus, which with the flooding streams of its fame purifies the world, is manifest.

Text 33

niketair akirna girisha-giri-dimbha-pratibhaöair
avashöambha-stambhavali-vilasitaih pushpita-vana
nivishöa kalindi-taöa-bhuvi tavadhasyati sakhe
samantad anandam madhura-jala-vrinda madhu-puri

niketaih-with houses; akirna-filled; girisha-of Lord Shiva; giri-of the mountain (Kailasa); dimbha-children; pratibhaöaih-rivalling; avashöambha-stambha-of pillars; avali-with an abundance; vilasitaih-splendid; pushpita-with blossoming flowers; vana-forests; nivishöa-located; kalindi-of the Yamuna river; taöa-bhuvi-on the shore; tava-your; adhayati-will place; sakhe-O friend; samanta-complete; anandam-bliss; madhura-sweet; jala-water; vrinda-multitude; madhu-puri-the city of Mathura.

Crowded with flowering gardens, sweet waters, and great columned palaces that rival Mount Kailasa’s children, Mathura City by the Yamuna’s shore will fill you, O friend, with bliss.

Text 34

vrishah shambhor yasyam dashati navam ekatra yavasam
virincer anyasmin gilati kala-hamso bisa latam
kvacit krauncarateh kavalayati keki vishadharam
vilidhe shallakya vala-ripu-kari pallavam itah

vrishah-the bull; shambhoh-of Lord Shiva; yasyam-in which; dashati-chews; navam-fresh; ekatra-on one place; yavasam-grass; virinceh-of Lord Brahma; anyasmin-in another; gilati-swallows; kala-hamsah-swan; bisa-latam-lotus flowers; kvacit-someplace; kraunca-arateh-of Kartikeya, the enemy of the Kraunca mountain; kavalayati-devours; keki-peacock; visha dharam-poisonous snakes; vilidhe-eats; shallakyah-of the shallaki creeper; vala-ripu-of Indra, the enemy of Vala; kari-the elephant; pallavam-flower; itah-here.

Somewhere there Shiva’s bull chews grass. Somewhere Brahma’s swan swallows lotus stems. Somewhere Karttikeya’s peacock devours poisonous snakes. Somewhere Indra’s elephant eats shallaki sprouts.

Text 35

abhodhishöhah kayan nahi vighaöitam pracchad-apaöim
vimuktam ajnasih pathi na muktavalim api
ayi shri-govinda-smarana-madira-matta-hridaye
satiti khyatim te hasati kulaöanam kulam idam

abhodhishöhah-you understood; kayat-from the body; nahi-surely not; vighaöitam-fallen; pracchat-covering; apatim-veil; vimuktam-released; ajnasih-you undertood; pathi pathi-on the paths; na-not; mukta-of peals; avalim-multitude; api-even; ayi-O; shri-govinda-of Lord Govinda; smarana-remembrance; madira-by the liquor; matta-intoxicated; hridaye-heart; sati-smiles; kulaöanam-of protitutes; kulam-community; idam-this.

You don’t know the garments have fallen from your body. You don’t know your pearls have spilled on the street. O girl whose heart is intoxicated by the wine of thinking of Shi Govinda, the prostitutes are laughing at your chaste reputation.

Note: This verse and the four verses following are spoken by women when Krishna entered Mathura for the first time.

Text 36

asavyam bibhrana padam adhrita-laksha-rasam asau
prayataham mugdhe virama mama veshaih kim adhuna
amandad ashanke sakhi pura-purandhri-kalakalad
alindagre vrindavana-kusuma-dhanva vijayate

asavyam-on the right; bibhrana-bearing; padam-foot; adhrita-not worn; laksha-rasa-red cosmetics; asau-this; prayata-gone; aham-I; mugdhe-O enchanted one; virama-please stop; mama-my; veshaih-valuable garments and ornaments; kim-what is the use; adhuna-now; amandat-greatly; ashanke-I suspect; sakhi-O friend; pura-of the city; purandhri-of the women; kalakalat-form the joyful sounds; alinda-agre-at the entrance; vrindavana-of Vrindavana; kusuma-dhanva-the cupid who bears a bow of flowers (Shri Krishna); vijayate-stands gloriously.

My left foot still not anointed with red lac, I am going anyway! Bewildered girl, of what use are my ornaments now? Friend, from the tumultuous sounds of the the city’s women, I think Vrindavana’s Kamadeva gloriously walks by my doorstep.

Text 37

ayam lilapanga-snapita-para-vithi-parisaro
navasokottamsash calati puratah kamsa-vijayi
kim asmann etasman mani-bhavara-prishöhad vinudati
tvam eka stabdhakshi athagayasi gavakshavalim api

ayam-this; lila-playful; apanga-sidelong glance; anapita-bathed; pura-of houses; vithi-series; parisarah-nearby; nava-fresh; ashoka-of ashoka flowers; avatamsah-crown; calati-walks; puratah-before us; kamsa-of Kamsa; vijayi-the conqueror; kim-why?; asman-these; etasman-those; mani-fashioned with jewels; bhavana-of the palace; prishöhat-from the back; vinudati-moving; tvam-you; eka-alone; stabdha-unmoving; aksi-eyes; sthagayasi-cover; gavaksha-avalim-the windows; api-and.

Garlanded with ashoka flowers and bathing the line of houses with His playful glance, Kamsa’s conqueror walks before us. Why, running from the back of the jewelled palace, and staring with unmoving eyes, do you block the windows?

Text 38

muhuh shunyam drishtim vahasi rahasi dhyayasi param
shrinosi pratyaksham na parijana-vijnapana-shatam
tatah shanke pankeruha-mukhi yayau shyamala-rucih
sa yunam uttamsas tava nayana-vithi-pathikatam

muhuh-constantly; shunyam-void; drishöim-sight; vahasi-you carry; rahasi-in private; dhyayasi-you meditate; param-something; shrinoshi-you hear; pratyaksham-in your presence; na-not; parijana-of the servants; vijnapana-appeals; shatam-hundreds; tatah-then; shanke-I believe; pankeruha-splendor; sah-He; yunam-of youths; uttamsah-crown of flowers; tava-your; nayana-eyes; vithi-on the path; pathikatam-the state of being a traveller.

Yoru eyes are always blank. In a secluded place you think of something. You do not hear a hundred appeals of the friends before your eyes. O lotus-faced one, I think the splendid dark crown of youths has walked on the pathway of your eyes.

Text 39

vilajjam ma rodir iha sakhi punar yasyati haris
tavapanga-krida-nibida-paricaryagrahi-latam
iti svairam yasyam pathi pathi murarer abhinava-
praveshe narinam rati-rabhasa-jalpa vavalire

vilajjam-unashamed; ma-don’t; rodih-cry; iha-here; sakhi-O friend; punah-again; yasayati-will go; harih-Lord Hari; tava-your; apanga-corner of the eye; krida-pastimes; nibida-intense; paricarya-worship; agrani-performing; latam-creeper; iti-thus; svairam-independently; yasyam-of whom; pathi pathi-on the paths; murareh-of Lord Murari; abhinava-recent; pravesha-in the entrance; narinam-of the ladies; pati-with love; rabhasa-intense; jalpah-speeches; vavalire-were manifest.

Friend, don’t shamelessly cry. Lord Hari will come again to the playful vine of your sidelong glances.

As Krishna first walked on Mathura’s streets, the women spoke these words filled with love.

Note: In the middle of this verse Lalita’s description to the swan of the Mathura-women’s words ends.

Text 40

sakhe sakshad damodara-vadana-candravakalana-
sphurat-premananda-prakara-lahari-cumbita-dhiyah
muhus tatrabhiri-samudaya-shiro-nyasta-vipadas
tavakshnor amodam vidadhati pura paura-vanitah

sakhe-O friend; sakshat-direct; damodara-of Lord Damodara; vadana-face; candra-moon; avakalana-sight; sphurat-manifested; prema-of pure love; ananda-bliss; prakara-abundance; lahari-by the waves; cumbita-kissed; dhiyah-minds; muhuh-constantly; tatra-there; abhiri-of the gopis; samudaya-of the multitude; shirah-of heads; nyasta-placed; vipadah-calamities; tava-your; akshnoh-of eyes; amodam-delight; vidadhati-places; pura-formerly; paura-vanitah-the women of Mathura city.

Friend, the women of (Mathura) City, whose thoughts are kissed by waves of bliss by seeing the moon of Damodara’s face, and who have placed a great calamity on the gopis’ heads, will delight your eyes.

Text 41

atha kramam kramam krama-ghaöanaya sankaöa-taran
nivasan vrishninam anusara puri-madhya-vishikhan
murarater yatra sthagita-gaganabhir vijayate
patakabhih santarpita-bhuvanam antahpura-varam

atha-then; kramam kramam-gtadually; krama-ghaöanaya-walking; sankaöa-taran-very difficult to enter; nivasan-homes; vrishninam-of the Vrsnis; anusara-follow; puri-madhya-vishikhan-to the city’s streets; murarater-of Krishna; yatra-where; sthagita-covered; gaganabhir-by skies; vijayate-is glorious; patakabhih-with flags; santarpita-pleased; bhuvanam-home; antahpura-varam-apartments.

Traveling again and again, go to the Vrishnis’ difficult-to-enter placaes in the middle of the city. There Krishna’s blissful palace is glorious with flags that cover the sky.

Text 42

yad-utsange tunga-sphaöika-racitah santi parito
maralah manikya-prakara-ghaöita-troöi-caranah
suhrid-buddhya hamsah kalita-madhuramyambuja-bhuvah
samaryadah yesham sapadi paricaryam vidadhati

yat-of which; utsange-on the roof; tunga-prominent; sphaöika-with crystal; racitah-fashioned; santi-are; paritah-in all directions; maralah-swans; manikya-with rubies; prakara-multitude; ghaöita-decorated; troöi-beaks; caranah-feet; suhrit-buddhya-considering as a friend; hamsah-swans; kalita-madhuramya-very pleasent; ambuja-of lotus flowers; bhuvah-of the place; sa-with; maryadah-boundaries; yesham-of which; sapadi-immediately; paricaryam-respects; vidadhati-perform.

On its roof are many great crystal swans with beaks and feet of rubies. Many live swans come from a pleasant lotus lake and offer friendly respects to them.

Texts 43 and 44

ciran mrigyantinam pashu-para-maninam api kulair
alabdham kalindi-pulina-vipine linam abhitah
madalokollasi-smita-paricitasyam sahacari
sphurantam vikshishye punar api kim agre mura-bhidam

vishadam makarshi drutam avitathavyahritir asau
samaganta radhe dhrita-nava-shikhandas tava sakha
iti brute yasmin shuka-mithunam indranuja-krite
yad-abhiri-vrindair upahritam abhud uddhava-kare

cirat-for a long time; mrigyantinam-searching; pashu-para-of the cowherd men; maninam-of the jewels; kulaih-by the multitudes; alabdham-not attained; kalindi-of the Yamuna river; pulina-on the bank; vipine-in the forest; linam- dissapeared; abhitah-completely; mada-with delight; aloka- sight; ullasi-shining; smita-smile; paricita-endowed; asyam-face; sahacari-O friend; spurantam-manifesting; vikshishye- will I see; punah-again; api-even; kim-will; agre-in my presence; mura-bhidam-Shri Krishna, the killer of the Mura demon; vishadam-despondency; ma-don’t; akarshi-perform; drutam-quickly; avitatha-true; vyahrtih-words; asau-this; samaganta-will come; radhe-O Shrimati Radharani; dhrita-wearing; nava-fresh; shikhandah-peacock feather; tava-your; sakha-friend; iti-thus; bhute-spoken; yasmin-in which; shuka-of parrots; mithunam-pair; indranuja-by Lord Krishna; krite-done; yat-which; abhiri-of gopis; vrindaih-by the multitudes; upahritam-offered; abhud-became; uddhava-of Uddhava; kare-in the hand.

“Will I again see Krishna who, His smiling face bright with joy as He hid in the Yamuna-shore forest, the jewel-gopis could not find after a long search?”

“Don’t despair. His words will soon be true. O Radha, decorated with a new peacock-feather, Your friend will return.”

The parrot-couple the gopis placed in Uddhava’s hand spoke these words to Lord Krishna.

Text 45

ghana-shyama bhramyaty upari hari-harmyasya shikhibhih
krita-stotra mugdhair aguru-janita dhuma-lahari
tad-alokad dhira sphurati tava cen manasa-rucir
jitam tarhi svairam jada-saha-nivasa-priyataya

ghana-as a cloud; shyama-dark; bhramyati-wanders; upari-above; hari-of Lord Hari; harmyasya-of the palace; shikhibhih-by the peacocks; krita-performed; stotra-prayers; mugdhaih-bewildered; aguru-from fragrant aguru wood; janita-produced; dhuma-of smoke; lahari-waves; tat-of that; alokat-from the sight; dhira-O hero; sphurati-manifests; tava-your; cet-if; manasa-of the mind; rucih-delight; jitam-conquered; tarhi-then; svairam-independence; jada-water; saha-with; nivasa-residence; priyataya-because of the fondness.

Offered prayers by bewildered pecocks, black waves of aguru-incense smoke float above Lord Hari’s palace. O hero, if by seeing them you become attracted to Manasa-sarovara, then you have been defeated by a love for staying with fools.

Note: Peacocks are pleased by the monsoon season, but swans flee to Manasa-sarovara. Here Lalita says that if the swan shares the peacocks’ bewilderment and thinks the waves of incense to be monsoon clouds, he is a fool.

Text 46

tato madhye kaksham prati-nava-gavaksha-stabakitam
calan-muktalamba-sphuritam amala-stambha-nivaham
bravan drashöa hemollikhita-dashama-skandha-caritair
lasad-bhitti-prantam mura-vijayinah keli-nilayam

tatah-from that; madhye-in the middle; kaksham-secret place; prati-nava-fresh; gavaksa-windwos; stabakitam-with blossoms of flowers; calat-moving; mukta-pearls; alamba-hanging down; sphuritam-manifested; amala-splendid; stambha-pillars; nivaham-multitude; bhavan-you; drashöa-the observor; hema-golden; ullikhita-written; dashama-of the tenth; skandha-canto (of the Shrimad-Bhagavatam); caritaih-with the pastimes; lasat-shining; bhitti-of the wall; prantam-edge; mura-of the Mura demon; vijayinah-of the conqueror (Shri Krishna); keli-of the pastimes; nilayam-abode.

You will see Krishna’s private pastime-room, its windows decorated with fresh flowers, its splendid columns decorated with swinging strands of pearls, and its walls glorious with Tenth-Canto pastimes in lines of gold.

Text 47

alinde tasyaste marakata-mayi yashöir amala
shayalur yam ratrau mada-kala-kalapi kalayati
niratankam tasyah shikharam adhiruhya shrama-nudam
pratikshethah bhratar varam avasaram yadava-pateh

alinde-on the terrace; tasya-of that; aste-is; marakata-mayi-emerald; yashöih-pillar; amala-splendid; shayaluh-sleepy; yam-which; ratrau-at night; mada-excited; kala-sounds; kalapi-peacock; kalayati-performs; niratankam-free from fear; tasyah-of that; shikharam-summit; adhiruhya-having climbed; shrama-of fatigue; nudam-removing; pratikshethah-please observe; bhratah-O brother; varam-excellent; avasaram-place of pastimes; yadava-of the Yadu dynasty; pateh-of the Lord (Shri Krishna).

On His terrace is an emerald column where a splendid cooing peacock sleeps at night. Brother, fearlessly fly to the top of that column and wait for the pastimes of the Yadus’ king.

Text 48 and 49

nivishöah palyanke mridulatara-tuli-dhavalite
triloki-lakshminam kakudi dara-saci-krita-tanuh
amandam purnendu-pratimam upadhanam pramudito
nidhayagre tasminn upahita-kaphoni-dvaya-bharah

udancat-kalindi-lahari-subhagam bhavuka-rucih
kapolantah prenkhan-mani-makara-mudra-madhurima
vasanah kausheyam jita-kanaka-lakshmi-parimalam
mukundas te sakshat pramada-sudhaya sekshyati drishau

nivishöah-placed; palyanke-on a couch; mridula-tara- very soft; tuli-cotton; dhavalite-white; triloki-of the three worlds; lakshminam-of opulence; kakudi-on the summit; dara-slightly; saci-krita-bent; tanuh-form; amandam-great; purna-full; indu-moon; pratinam-form; upadhanam-cushion; pramuditah-delighted; nidhaya-having placed; agre-on the top; tasmin-on that; upahita-placed; kaphoni-elbows; dvaya- two; bharah-burden; udancat-rising; kalindi-of the Yamuna river; lahari- waves; subhagam-beautiful; bhavuka-rucih-beautiful; kapola- of the cheek; antah-end; prenkhat-moving; mani-jewels; makara-sharks; mudra-form; madhurima-charming; vasanah- wearing; kausheyam-silk garments; jita-conquered; kanaka-gold; lakshmi-luster; parimalam-fragrance; mukundah-Lord Mukunda; te-of you; sakshat-directly; pramada-of delight; sudhaya- with the nectar; sekshyati-will sprinkle; drishau-eyes.

Sitting on a couch of very soft white cushions at the height of the three-worlds’ opulences, His form slightly bent, happy, resting His elbows on a great cushion splendid as a full moon, His splendor glorious as the Yamuna’s rising waves, His cheeks charming with swinging jewel shark earrings, and His silk garments defeating the splendor of gold, Mukunda will splash your eyes with the nectar of bliss.

Text 50

vikadruh pauranir akhila-kula-vriddho yadu-pater
adurad asino madhura-bhanitir gasyati tada
purastad abhiri-gana-bhayada-nama sa kaöhino
mani-stambhalambi kuru-kula-katham sankalayita

vikadruh-Vikadru; pauranih-in the Puranas; akhila-all; kula-of the family; vriddhah-senior; yadu-of the Yadu dynasty; pateh-of the lord; adurat-not far away; asinah-seated; madhura-eloquent; bhanitih-discourse; gasyati-will sing; tada-then; purastat-in the beginning; abhiri-of the gopis; gana-of the multitudes; bhayada-frightening; nama-whose name; sah-he; kaöhinah-cruel; mani-jewelled; stambha-on a column; alambi-leaning; kuru-of the Kuru; kula-dynasty; katham-story; sankalayita-will relate.

Sitting near Krishna, Vikadru, the eldest in the family, will eloquently speak from the Puranas. Then cruel Akrura, whose name brings fear to the gopis, leaning against a jewel pillar, will tell the history of the Kuru dynasty.

Text 51

shininam uttamsah sa kila kritavarmapy ubhayatah
pranesyete bala-vyajana-yugalandolana-vidhih
sa janubhyam ashöapada bhuvam avashöabhya bhavita
guroh shishyo nunam pada-kamala-samvahana-ratah

shininam-of the Shini dynasty; uttamsah-crown (Satyaki); sah-he; kila-indeed; kritavarma-Kritavarma; api-and; ubhayatah-on both sides; praneshyete-will be; bala-by boys; vyajana-fans; yugala-two; andolana-moving; vidhih-activity; sah-he; janubhyam-with his knees; ashöapada-golden; bhuvam-floor; avashöabhya-leaning; bhavita-will be; guroh-of Brihaspati; shishyah-student (Uddhava); nunam-indeed; pada-feet; kamala-lotus; samvahana-massaging; ratah-engaged.

Kritavarma and Satyaki, the crown of the Shini dynasty, will fan Krishna. Brihaspati’s disciple Uddhava, resting his knees on the golden floor, will massage Krishna’s lotus feet.

Text 52

vihangendro yugmi-krita-kara-sarojo bhuvi purah
kritasango bhavi prajavini nideshe ‘rpita-manah
chada-dvandve yasya dhvanita-mathura-vasi-baöavo
vyudasyante sama-svara-kalitam anyo-‘nya-kalaham

vihanga-of birds; indrah-the king (Garuda); yugmi-two; krita-performed; kara-hands; sarojah-lotus; bhuvi-on the ground; purah-in Krishna’s presence; krita-performed; asangah-touching; bhavi-will be; prajavini-swift; nideshe-in the order; arpita-placed; manah-mind; chada-on the wings; dvandve-two; yasya-of whom; dhvanita-sounded; mathura-of Mathura; vasi-residence; baöavah-boys; vyudasyante-will abandon; sama-of the Sama Veda; svara-hymns; kalitam-chanted; anyo-‘nya-mutual; kalaham-dispute.

Garuda, the sound of whose wings stops the Mathura brahmacaris’ debate on the chanting of the Sama Veda, folding his lotus hands and fixing his heart on the His command, stands before the Lord.

Note: When Garuda flies, his wings chant the mantras of the Sama Veda.

Text 53

na nirvaktum damodara-pada-kanishöhanguli-nakha-
dyutinam lavanyam bhavati chaturasyo ‘pi chaturah
tathapi stri-prajna-sulabha-taralatvad aham asau
pravritta tan-murti-stava-rati-maha-sahasa-rase

na-not; nirvaktum-to describe; damodara-of Lord Damodara; pada-of the foot; kanishöha-of the smallest; anguli-toe; nakha-of the nail; dyutinam-of the splendor; lavanyam-the beauty; bhavati-is; chaturasyah-Lord Brahma, who has four heads; api-even; chaturah-expert; tathapi-nevertheless; stri-of women; prajna-by the intelligence; sulabha-small; taralatvat-from fickleness; aham-I; asau-this; pravritta-engaged; tat-His; murti-to the form; stava-prayers; rati-attachment; maha-great; sahasa-reckless; rase-in the mellow.

Although even the demigod Brahma cannot describe the glory of Lord Damodara’s smallest toenail, because of the fickleness of womanly intelligence I recklessly try to glorify His form.

Text 54

virajante yasya vraja-shishu-kula-steya-vikala-
svayambhu-cudagrair lulita-shikharah pada-nakharah
kshanam yan alokya prakaöa-paramananda-vivashah
sadevarshir muktan api muni-ganan shocati bhrisham

virajante-shine; yasya-whose; vraja-of Vrindavana; shishu-of boys; kula-group; steya-theft; vikala-bewildered; svayambhu-of Lord Brahma; cuda-of crowns; agraih-with the tips; lulita-touched; shikharah-tips; pada-of the feet; nakharah-toenails; kshanam-briefly; yan-which; alokya-having seen; prakaöa-manifest; parama-supreme; ananda-overwhelmed; sah-he; deva-of the demigods; rishih-the celebrated sage (Narada); muktan-to the liberated souls; api-and; muni-of sages; ganan-to the multitudes; shocati-lamented; bhrisham-greatly.

Krishna’s toenails, which were touched by the crowns of Brahma unsettled after stealing the boys of Vraja, and which Devarshi Narada, seeing for a moment, became overwhelmed with bliss and greatly lamented for the liberated sages, shines with great splendor.

Note: Narada lamented for the impersonalists, who cannot appreciate the glory of Lord Krishna’s toenails.

Text 55

sarojanam vyuhah shriyam abhilashan yasya padayor
yayau ragadhyanam viduram udavasa-vrata-vidhim
himam vande nicair anucita-vidha-navya-saninam
yad esham pranantam damanam anuvarsham pranayati

sarojanam-of lotus flowers; vyuhah-multitude; shriyam-beauty; abhilashan-desiring; yasya-of whom; padayoh-two feet; yayau-went; raga-with redness; adhyanam-enriched; viduram-intelligent; udavasa-fasting from water; vrata-vow; vidhim-activity; himam-to the winter season; vande-I offer respectful obeisances; nicaih-with great humility; anucita-improper; vidha-method; navya-new; saninam-despair; yat-which; esham-of them; prana-of life; antam-end; damanam-punishment; anuvarsham-year after year; pranayati-performs.

I offer my respectful obeisances to the winter season, which every year punishes with death the envious red lotus flowers that, desiring beauty like that of Krishna’s feet, torture themselves with the austerity of fasting from water.

Text 56

rucinam ullasair marakatamaya-sthula-kadali-
kadambahankaram kavalayati yasyoru-yugalam
yad alana-stambha-dyutim avalalambe balavatam
madad uddamanam pashupa-ramani-citta-karinam

rucinam-of beauty; ullasaih-with splendor; marakata-of emeralds; maya-consisting; sthula-large; kadali-plantain trees; kadamba-multitudes; ahankaram-pride; kavalayati-swallows; yasya-of whom; uru-of thighs; yugalam-pair; yat-which; alana-to which an elephant is tied; stambha-post; dyutim-splendor; avalalambe-attained; balavatam-of the powerful; madat-with intoxication; uddamanam-violent; pashupa-of the cowherd men; ramani-of the beautiful young girls; citta-of the minds; karinam-elephants.

With their splendor Krishna’s thighs devour the emerald plantain-trees’ pride. They have become posts for tying the powerful wild elephants of the beautiful gopis’ hearts.

Text 57

sakhe yasyabhiri-nayana-shaphari-jivana-vidhau
nidanam gambhirya-prasara-kalita nabhi-sarasi
yatah kalpasyadau sanaka-janakotpatti-vadabhi-
gabhirantah-kakshadhrita-bhuvanam ambhoruham abhut

sakhe-O friend; yasya-of whom; abhiri-of the gopis; nayana-eyes; shaphari-shaphari fishes; jivana-life; vidhau-in the performance; nidanam-original cause; gambhirya-with depth; prasara-extension; kalita-fashioned; nabhi-of the navel; sarasi-lake; yatah-from which; kalpasya-of the Padma kalpa; adau-in the beginning; sanaka-of Sanaka Kumara; janaka-the father (Lord Brahma); utpatti-birth; vadabhi-roof; gabhira-deep; antah-within; kaksha-middle; adhrita-supported; bhuvanam-material worlds; ambhoruham-lotus flowers; abhut-came into existence.

Friend, Krishna’s deep navel lake sustains the shaphari fishes of the gopis’ eyes. From it, in the beginning of the kalpa, sprouted a lotus flower that holds the material planets and gave birth, in its whorl, to the demigod Brahma.

Text 58

dyutim dhatte yasya tribali-latika-sankaöataram
sakhe dama-shrenikshana-paricayabhijnam udaram
yashoda-yasyantah sura-nara-bhujangaih parivritam
mukha-dvara vara-dvayam avaluloke tri-bhuvanam

dyutim-splendor; dhatte-placed; yasya-of whom; tribali-three folds of skin; latika-creeper; sankata-tara-very crowded; sakhe-O friend; dama-with ropes; shreni-with many; kshana-moment; paricaya-repeated attempts; abhijnam-known; udaram-belly; yashoda-Yashoda; yasya-of whom; antah-end; sura-demigod; nara-human beings; bhujangaih-snakes; parivritam-surrounded; mukha-mouth; dvara-door; vara-dvayam-twice; avaluloke-saw; tri-three; bhuvanam-worlds.

Friend, in Krishna’s belly, which is marked with three vines of folding skin, and which was once tied with a rope, Yashoda saw, as she looked in His mouth, the three worlds filled with demigods, humans, and serpents.

Text 59

uro yasya spharam sphurati vana-malavalyitam
vitanvanam tanvi-jana-manasi sadyo manasijam
maricibhir yasmin ravi-nivaha-tulyo ‘pi vahate
sada khadyotabham bhuvana-madhurah kaustubha-manih

urah-chest; yasya-of whom; spharam-broad; sphurati-is manifested; vana-forest; mala-with a garland; valayitam-encircled; vitanvanam-manifesting; tanvi-jana-of the beautiful gopis; manasi-in the hearts; sadyah-immediately; manasijam-cupid; maricibhih-with effulgence; yasmin-in which; ravi-of suns; nivaha-multitude; tulyah-equal; api-even; vahate-manifests; sada-always; khadyota-of a firefly; abham-splendor; bhuvana-in all the worlds; madhurah-beautiful; kaustubha-Kaustubha; manih-jewel.

Decorated with a forest garland, filling with amorous desires the hearts of the slender gopis, and with its effulgence making the Kaustubha jewel splendid as a host of suns seem like a firefly, Krishna’s broad chest is gloriously manifest.

Text 60

samantad unmilad-balabhid-upala-stambha-yugala-
prabha-jaitram keshi-dvija-lulita-keyura-lalitam
smara-klamyad-gopi-paöala-haöha-graha-param
bhuja-dvandvam yasya sphuta-surabhi-gandham vijayate

samantat-completely; unmilat-manifesting; balabhit-upala-sapphire; stambha-column; yugala-two; prabha-splendor; jaitram-victorious; keshi-Keshi demon; dvija-teeth; lulita-crushed; keyura-with a bracelet; lalitam-handsome; smara-because of cupid; klamyat-exhausted; gopi-of the gopis; paöala-multitude; haöha-with force; kanöha-necks; graha-holding; param-attached; bhuja-arms; dvandvam-two; yasya-of whom; sphuöa-manifested; surabhi-aromatic; gandham-fragrance; vijayate-all glories.

Glory to Krishna’s fragrant arms, which defeat the splendor of great sapphire columns, which are glorious with a bracelet of Keshi’s teeth-marks, and which firmly hold the necks of the gopis overcome with amorous desires!

Text 61

jihite samrajyam jagati nava-lavanya-lahari-
paripakasyantar-mudita-madanavesha-madhuram
naöad-bhru-vallikam smita-nava-sudha-keli-sadanam
sphuran-mukta-pankti-pratima-radanam yasya vadanam

jihite-attains; samrajyam-sovereignty; jagati-in the universe; nava-fresh; lavanya-beauty; lahari-waves; paripakasya-of the full development; antah-within; mudita-delighted; madana-of cupid; avesha-entrance; madhuram-beauty; naöat-dancing; bhru-eyebrows; vallikam-creeper; sadanam-abode; sphurat-manifested; mukta-of pearls; panki-rows; pratima-resembling; radanam-teeth; yasya-of whom; vadanam-face.

Krishna’s face, which is sweet with the happy amorous desires of His heart, which has vines of dancing eyebrows, which is a playground of nectar smiles, and which has teeth like a strand of glittering pearls, has become king of the great waves of handsomeness in the world.

Text 62

kim ebhir vyaharaih kalaya kathayami sphuöam aham
sakhe nihsandeham paricaya-padam kevalam idam
paranando yasmin nayana-padavi-bhaji bhavita
tvaya vijnatavyo madhura-rava so ‘yam madhu-ripuh

kim-what is the use; ebhih-with these; vyaharaih-words; kalaya-please understand; kathayami-I describe; sphuöam-clearly; aham-I; sakhe-O friend; nihsandeham-without doubt; paricaya-of intimacy; padam-word; kevalam-only; idam-this; para-supreme; anandah-bliss; yasmin-in which; nayana-of the eyes; padavi-path; bhaji-possessing; bhavita-will be; tvaya-by you; vijnatavyah-known; madhura-sweet; rava-sound; sah-He; ayam-this; madhu-of the Madhu demon; ripuh-the enemy (Shri Krishna).

O sweet voiced friend, what more need to be said? I have clearly described Him. When supremely blissful Krishna walks the path of your eyes you will know Him.

Text 63

vilokethah krishnam mada-kala-marali-rati-kala-
vidagdha vyamugdham yadi pura-vadhu-vibhrama-bharaih
tada nasman gramyah shravana-padavim tasya gamayeh
sudha-purnam cetah katham api na takram mrigayate

vilokethah-please see; krishnam-Shri Krishna; mada-agiatation; kala-with sweet sounds; marali-female swan; rati-romance; kala-arts; vidagdha-expert; vyamugdham-enchanted; yadi-if; pura-of the city; vadhu-of the women; vibhrama-of the beauty or pastimes; bharaih-by the multitudes; tada-then; na-not; asman-to us; gramyah-village girls; sravana-of the ears; padavim-path; tasya-of Him; gamayeh-bring; sudha-of nectar; purnam-full; cetah-mind; katham api- ; na-not in any way; takram-sour milk; mrigayate-searches.

O swan expert in enjoying amorous sporting with your cooing mate, if you see Krishna is enchanted by the Mathura-women’s charms, then don’t place us village girls on the path of His ears. If the heart is filled with nectar, it will not search for rancid milk.

Text 64

yada vrindavana-smarana-lahari-hetur amalam
pikanam veveshöi pratiharitam uccaih kuhuritam
vahante va vatah sphurita-girimalli-parimalas
tadaivasmakinam giram upaharethah murabhide

yada-when; vrinda-aranya-of the forest of Vrindavana; smarana-remembrance; lahari-waves; hetuh-cause; amalam-pure; pikanam-of the cuckoos; veveshöi-constantly enters; pratiharitam-sounded; uccaih-loudly; kuhuritam-sound; vahante-carries; va-or; vatah-mind; sphurita-manifested; girimalli-of girimalli flowers; parimalah-aroma; tada-then; eva-certainly; asmakinam-of us; giram-words; upaharethah-you should offer; mura-bhide-to Shri Krishna, the killer of the Mura demon.

When the cuckoos’ sweet “kuhus” come, bringing waves of Vrindavana memories, or when a breeze scented with girimalli flowers blows, then place our words before Lord Krishna.

Text 65

pura tishöhan goshöhe nikhila-ramanibhyah priyataya
bhavan yasyam gopi-ramana vidadhe gaurava-bharam
sakhi tasya vijnapayati lalitam dhira-lalita
pranamya shri-padambuja-kanaka-piöhi-parisare

pura-formerly; tishöhan-staying; goshöhe-in Vrindavana; nikhila-all; ramanibhyah-to the beautiful gopis; priyataya-with love; bhavan-you; yasyam-for whom; gopi-of the gopis; ramana-O lover; vidadhe-placed; gaurava-respect; bharam-great; sakhi-friend; tasyah-her; vijnapayati-informs; lalita-Lalita-gopi; dhira-lalita-playful; pranamya-having offered obeisances; shri-beautiful; pada-feet; ambuja-lotus; kanaka-golden; piöhi-throne; parisare-near.

O playful one, O lover of the gopis, when You were in Vrindavana You loved Radha more than all other beautiful girls. Bowing before Your golden lotus footstool, a friend respectfully appeals on Her behalf.

Note: Lalita here begins the message she wishes the swan to carry to Krishna.

Text 66

prayatnad abalyam nava-kamalini-pallava-kulais
tvaya bhuyo yasyah kritam ahaha samvardhanam abhut
cirad udhobhara-sphurana-garimakranta-jaghana
babhuva prashöauhi mura-mathana seyam kapilika

prayatnat-with great endeavor; abalyam-from childhood; nava-fresh; kamalini-of lotus flowers; pallava-blossoming; kulaih-by the multitudes; tvaya-by You; bhuyah-abounding; yasyah-of whom; kritam-performed; ahaha-alas, alas!; samvardhanam-increase; abhut-became; cirat-for a long time; udhah-bhara-udders; sphurana-splendid; garima-heavy; akranta-burdened; jaghana-hips; babhuva-was; prashöauhi-a cow for the first time with a calf; mura-of the Mura demon; mathana-O killer; sa-she; iyam-this; kapilika-named Kapilika.

O Krishna, the brown cow that from childhood You fed with new lotus leaves has now borne her first calf and the udders on her hips have become very great.

Text 67

samipe nipanam tri-chatura-dala hanta gamita
tvaya ya makanda-priya-sahacari-niyatim
iyam ya vasanti galad-amala-madhvika-paöali-
mishad agre gopi-ramana rudati rodayati nah

samipe-in the presence; nipanam-of kadamba trees; tri-three; chatura-or four; dala-leaves; hanta-alas; gamita-planted; tvaya-by you; ya-which; makanda-to the mango trees; priya-dear; sahacari-bhava-the state of being a companion; niyatim-destiny; iyam-this; ya-which; vasanti-vasanti creeper; galat-dripping; amala-pure; madhvika-nectar; paöali-multitude; mishat-from the pretense; agre-in the presence; gopi-of the gopis; ramana-O lover; rudati-cries; rodayati-causes to cry; nah-us.

O lover of the gopis, the vasanti vine of three or four leaves You took from the kadamba trees and married to a mango tree, now weeps on the pretext of dripping with honey, and makes us weep also.

Text 68

prasuto devakya madhu-mathana yah ko ‘pi purushah
sa jato gopalabhyudaya-paramananda-vasatih
dhrito yo gandinya kaöhina-jaöhare samprati tatah
samantad evastam shiva shiva gata gokula-katha

prasutah-born; devakya-of Devaki; madhu-of the Madhu demon; mathana-O killer; yah-who; kah api-someone; purushah-person; sah-He; jatah-born; gopala-for the cowherd men; abhyudaya-arisal; parama-supreme; ananda-bliss; vasatih-abode; dhritah-held; yah-who; gandinya-by Gandini-devi; kaöhina-cruel; jaöhare-in the womb; samprati-now; tatah-from that; samantat-completely; eva-certainly; astam-at home; shiva-alas; shiva-alas; gata-gone; gokula-of Vrindavana; katha-conversation.

O Krishna, one person, born as Devaki’s son, is the home of the gopas’ bliss. Another person, born from Gandini’s cruel womb, makes Gokula cry out, “Alas! Alas!”

Note: Gandhini was Akrura’s mother.

Text 69

arishöenoddhutah pashupa-sudrisho yanti vipadam
trinavartakranto racayati bhayam catvara-cayah
ami vyomi-bhuta vraja-vasati-bhumi-parisara
vahante nas tapam mura-hara viduram tvayi gate

arishöena-by Arishöasura; uddhatah-agitated; pashupa-sudrisah-the beautiful-eyed gopis; yanti-go; vipadam-distress; trinavarta-by Trinavarta; akrantah-attacked; racayati bhayam-become fearful; catvara-of crossroads; cayah-multitude; ami-these; vyomi-bhutah-flying in the sky; vraja-of Vrindavana; vasati-of the abode; bhumi-the ground; parisarah-near; vahante-bring; nah-our; tanam-distress; mura-hara-O killer of the Mura demon; viduram-far away; tvayi gate-since You have gone.

Arishöasura now troubles the beautiful-eyed gopis. Trinavarta makes the courtyards into fearful places. Vyomasura and other demons fly over Vraja’s homes. O Krishna, O killer of Mura, they torment us now that You have gone far away.

Text 70

tvaya nagantavyam katham api hare goshöham adhuna
lata-shreni vrindavana-bhuvi yato ‘bhud vishamayi
prasunanam gandham katham itaratha vata-nihitam
bhajan sadyo murcoham vahati nivaho gopa-sudrisham

tvaya-by You; na-not; agantavyam-to be arrived; katham api-somehow or other; goshöham-Vrindavana; adhuna-now; lata-of creepers; shreni-series; vrindavana-of Vrindavana; bhuvi-in the land; yatah-because; abhut-became; visha-mayi-full of poison; prasunanam-of the flowers; gandham-fragrance; katham-how?; itaratha-or else; vata-by the wind; nihitam-carried; bhajan-experiencing; sadyah-immediately; murcham-vahati-faint; nivahah-the multitude; gopa-sudrisham-of beautiful-eyed gopis.

O Lord Hari, don’t come to Vraja now. The vines in Vrindavana are poisonous. If it were not so why does the flower-scented breeze make the beautiful-eyed gopis fall unconscious?

Text 71

katham sango ‘smabhih saha samucitah samprati hare
vayam gramya naryas tvam asi nripa-kanyarcita-padah
gatah kalo yasmin pashupa-ramani-sangama-krite
bhavan vyagras tasthau tam api griha-vaöi-viöapini

katham-how?; sangah-association; asmabhih-with us; saha-with; samucitah-proper; samprati-now; hare-O Lord Hari; vayam-we; gramyah-village; naryah-women; tvam-you; asi-are; nripa-of kings; kanya-by the daughters; arcita-worshipped; padah-feet; gatah-gone; kalah-time; yasmin-in which; pashupa-ramani-of the beautiful gopis; sangama-association; krite-performed; bhavan-You; vyagrah-with great attention; tasthau-stood; tamasi-in the darkness; griha-near the house; vaöi-in the garden; viöapini-under the tree.

O Lord Hari, why is not right for You to associate with us? We are only village girls. Now royal princesses worship Your feet. The time when to meet a beautiful gopi You eagerly waited behind a tree in a garden has passed.

Text 72

vayam tyaktah svamin yad iha tava kim dushanam idam
nisargah shyamanam ayam atitaram dushpariharah
kuhukanöhair andavadhi saha nivasat paricita
visrijyante sadyah kalita-nava-pakshair bali-bhujah

vayam-we; tyaktah-abandoned; svamin-O lord; yat-because; iha-here; tava-Your; kim-what?; dushanam-crime; idam-this; nisargah-abandonment; shyamanam-of the beautiful gopis; ayam-this; atitaram-greatly; dushpariharah-difficult to avoid; kuhukanöhaih-by the cuckoos; anda-egg; avadhi-up until; saha-with; nivasat-from the dwelling; paricitah-understood; visrijyante-spread about; sadyah-immediately; kalita-produced; nava-young; pakshaih-wings; bali-bhujah-crows.

Lord, how are You at fault to leave us? As soon as their young wings are able, cuckoos leave the crows they have lived with since they were eggs. It is natural for the cuckoos to leave.

Text 73

ayam purvo rangah kila viracito yasya tarasa
rasad akhyatavyam parikalaya tan-naöakam idam
maya prishöavyo ‘si prathamam iti vrindavana-pate
kim aho radheti smarasi kripanam varna-yugalam

ayam-this; purvah-rangah-introduction; kila-indeed; viracitah-constructed; yasya-of which; rasat-from love; akhyatavyam-to be described; parikalaya-please understand; tat-of Him; naöakam-drama; idam-this; maya-by me; prishöah-asked; asi-you are; prathamam-of the first time; iti-this; vrindavana-of Vrindavana; pate-O lord; kim-whether; aho-or; radha-Radha; iti-thus; smarasi-You remember; kripanam-pitiable; varna-syllables; yugalam-pair.

The preface has been quickly done. Now please hear the drama itself. O Lord of Vrindavana, first I will ask a question: {.sy 168}Do You remember the two wretched syllables Radha?”

Text 74

aye kunja-droni-kuhara-grihamedhin kim adhuna
paroksham vakshyante pashupa-ramani-durniyatayah
pravina gopinam tava carana-padme ‘pi yad iyam
yayau radha sadharana-samucita-prashna-padavim

aye-O!; kunja-in the grove; droni-kuhara-in the valley; griha-in the cottage; medhin-resident; kim-what?; adhuna-now; paroksham-absence; vakshyante-will describe; pashupa-ramani-of the beautiful gopis; durniyatayah-misfortune; pravina-expert; gopinam-of the gopis; tava-Your; carana-feet; padme-lotus; api-and; yat-which; iyam-this; yayau-went; radha-Shrimati Radharani; sadharana-general; samucita-proper; prashna-of questions; padavim-path.

O grihastha of the forest groves, how can the gopis’ misfortune in Your absence be described? Radha, the best of the gopis, now walks on the path of placing at Your lotus feet questions any girl would ask.

Text 75

tvaya goshöham-tilaka kila ced vismritam idam
na turnam dhumorna-patir pai vidhatte yadi kripam
ahar-vrindam vrindavana-kusuma-pali-parimalair
duralokam shokapadam atha katham neshyati sakhi

tvaya-by You; goshöham-Vrindavana; goshöhi-of the gopis; tilaka-O decoration for the foreheads; kila-indeed; cet-if; vismritam-forgotten; idam-this; na-not; turnam-qucikly; dhumorna-of Dhumorna; patih-the husband (Yamraja); api-even; vidhatte-grants; yadi-if; kripam-mercy; ahah-of days; vrindam-a multitude; vrindavana-of Vrindavana; kusuma-of the flowers; pali-of the multitude; parimalaih-with the fragrance; duralokam-difficult to see; shoka-of lamentation; aspadam-abode; atha-then; katham-how?; neshyati-will lead; sakhi-Shrimati Radharani.

O tilaka marking of the people, if You forget Vraja, and if death is not kind soon, how will my friend, tortured by the fragrance of Vrindavana’s flowers, pass Her days?

Text 76

tarangaih kurvana shamana-bhagini-laghavam asau
nadim kancid goshöhe nayana-jala-purair ajanayat
itivasya dveshad abhimata-dasha-prarthanamayim
murare vijnaptim nishamayati mani na shamanah

tarangaih-by the waves; kurvana-doing; shamana-of Yamaraja; bhagini-of the sister (the Yamuna river); laghavam-lightness; asau-this; nadim-river; kancit-some; goshöhe-in Vrindavana; nayana-of the eyes; jala-puraih-with rivers of tears; ajanayat-were born; iti-thus; iva-as if; asyah-of her; dveshad-from enmity; abhimata-desired; dasha-condition; prarthana-mayim-full of appeals; mura-are-O Krishna, the enemy of the Mura demon; vijnaptim-request; nishamayati-hears; mani-proud; na-not; shamanah-Yamaraja.

With waves of tears from Her eyes Radha made in Vraja a river that eclipsed death’s sister, the Yamuna. It is out of hatred for Her, O Krishna, that proud death does not hear Her appeal.

Text 77

kritakrishti-kridam kim api tava rupam mama sakhi
sakrid drishöva durad ahita-hita-bodhojjhita-matih
hata seyam premanalam anuvishanti sarabhasam
patangivatmanam mura-hara muhur dahitavati

krita-performed; akrishöi-attractive; kridam-pastimes; kim api-still further; tava-Your; rupam-form; mama-my; sakhi-friend; sakrit-once; drishöva-having seen; durat-from a distance; ahita-innapropriate; hita-suitable; bodha-knowledge; ujjhita-abandoned; matih-mind; hata-struck; sa-she; iyam-this; prema-of love; analam-fire; anuvishanti-entering; sarabhasam-impetuously; patangi-a bird; iva-as; atmanam-self; mura-of the Mura demon; hara-O killer; muhuh-at every moment; dahitavati-burning.

O Krishna, when She once saw from afar Your graceful form, my friend lost all understanding of what is good and what is bad. Overcome, She entered a fire of love as a moth flies into a fire and burns again and again.

Text 78

maya vacyah kim va tvam iha nija-doshat param asau
yayau manda vrindavana-kumuda-bandho vidhuratam
yad-artham duhkhagnir vikrishati tam adyapi hridayan
na yasmad durmedha lavam api bhavantam davayati

maya-by me; vacyah-should be spoken; kim va-further; tvam-You; iha-here; nija-own; doshat-that sin; param-afterward; asau-this; yayau-went; manda-bewildered; vrindavana-of Vrindavana; kumuda-of the lotus flowers; bandho-O friend (the moon); vidhuratam-distress; yat-artham-on which account; duhkha-of unhappiness; agnih-fire; vikrishati-tears apart; tam-that; adya api-even today; hridayat-from the heart; na-not; yasmat-from which; durmedha-foolish; lavam-a small particle; api-even; bhavantam-You; davayati-place far away.

O Krishna, O moon of Vrindavana, what can I say? By Her own fault my friend has become unhappy. Athough She is tortured by the fire of suffering She will not for a moment drag You from Her heart.

Text 79

tri-vakraho dhanya tava hridaya-tulyam nija-vapuh
samasadya svairam yad iha vilasanti nivasati
dhruvam punya-bhramshad ajani saraleyam nija-sakhi
praveshas tavabhut kshanam api yad asya na sulabhah

tri-vakra-bent in three places (the hunchbaked woman, Kubja); aho-O!; dhanya-fortunate; tava-Your; hridaya-heart; tulyam-equal; nija-own; vapuh-form; samasadya-having attained; svairam-voluntarily; yat-because; iha-here; vilasanti-playing; nivasati-stays; dhruvam-indeed; punya-of pious activities; bhramsat-from the destruction; ajani-was born; sarala-straight; iyam-this; nija-own; sakhi-friend; praveshah-entrance; tava-Your; abhut-became; kshanam-for a moment; api-even; yat-because; asyah-hers; na-not; sulabhah-easy to attain.

A fortunate girl whose body was crooked in three places attained a beautiful form and enjoyed pastimes in Your heart. Because Her piety is lost, my friend was born straight, and so it is not easy for Her to enter Your heart for even a moment.

Text 80

kim avishöa bhutaih sapadi yadi va krura-phanina
kshatapasmarena cyuta-matir akasmat kim apatat
iti vyagrair asyam gurubhir abhito kicaka-rava-
shravad aspandayam mura-hara vikalpa vidadhire

kim-what?; avishöa-entered; bhutaih-by ghosts; sapadi-immediately; yadi-if; va-or; krura-cruel; phanina-by a serpent; kshata-broken; apasmarena-by epilepsy; cyuta-fallen; matih-mind; akasmat-without any cause; asyan-to her; gurubhih-by superiors; abhitah-on all sides; kicaka-of the hollow bamboos rustling in the wind; rava-of the sound; sriavat-from the hearing; aspandayam-unmoving; mura-of the Mura demon; hara-O killer; vikalpah-guesses; vidadhira-were formed.

“Was She attacked by ghosts, or bitten by a poisonous snake, or struck with epilepsy? Why did She suddenly fall unconscious?” O Krishna, when Radha fainted by hearing the sound of bamboos in the wind, Her superiors spoke these guesses.

Text 81

navineyam sampraty akushala-paripaka-lahari
narinarti svairam mama sahacari-citta-kuhare
jagan-netra-shreni-madhura mathurayam nivasatash
cirad arta vartam api tava yad esha na labhate

pavina-young; samprati-now; akushala-inauspicious; paripaka-development; lahari-wave; parinarti-continously dancing; svairam-independently; mama-my; sahacari-friend; citta-mind; kuhare-in the depths; jagat-of the universe; netra-of the eyes; shreni-series; madhura-sweet; mathurayam-in Mathura; vartam-news; api-even; tava-of You; yat-because; esha-she; na-not; labhate-obtains.

New waves of inauspiciousness again and again dance in my friend’s heart. O sweetness of the world’s eyes, for a long time since You have gone to Mathura this tormented girl did not get news of You.

Text 82

janan siddhadeshan namati bhajate mantrika-ganan
vidhatte shushrusham adhika-vinayenaushadha-vidam
tvad-iksha-dikshayai paricarati bhaktya giri-sutam
manisha hi vyagra kim iva shubha-hetum na manute

janan-people; siddha-perfect; adeshan-instructions; namati-offers obeisances; bhajate-worships; mantrika-expert at chanting mantras; ganan-communities; vidhatte-performs; shushurusham-service; adhika-great; vinayena-with humility; aushadha-in the matter of charming herbs; vidam-of those who are knowledgable; tvat-of You; iksha-the sight; dikshayai-for initiation; paricarati-serves; bhaktya-with devotion; giri-suta-Parvati, the daughter of the king of the Himalaya mountains; manisha-intellegence; hi-indeed; vyagra-agitated; kim-what?; iva-like; shubha-of auspiciousness; hetum-cause; na-not; manute-consider.

She bows before the expert counselors. She worships the mantra chanters. She very humbly serves they who give potions and charms. To be intitiated in the sight of You She devotedly worships Parvati. What remedy does Her agitated heart not consider?

Text 83

pashunam pataram bhuja-ripu-patra-pranayinam
smarodvardhi-kridam nibida-ghana-sara-dyuti-bharam
sadabhyarne nandishvara-giri-bhuvo ranga-rasikam
bhavantam kamsare bhajati bhavad-aptyai mama sakhi

pashunam-of the cows; pataram-protector; bhujaga-of the serpents; ripu-of the enemies (the peacocks); patra-feathers; pranayinam-fond; smara-cupid; udvardhi-mocking; kridam-pastimes; nibida-deep; ghana-cloud; sara-best; dyuti-splendor; bharam-abundance; sada-always; abhyarne-in the presence; nandishvara-Nandishvara; giri-bhuvah-of the mountain; ranga-the rasa dance; rasika-expert at enjoying; bhavantam-You; kamsa-of Kamsa; are-O enemy; bhajati-worship; bhavat-of You; aptyai-for the attainment; mama-my; sakhi-friend.

O Krishna, to attain You, who are the cows’ protector, fond of wearing a peacock feather. more playful than Kamadeva, more splendid than the greatest monsoon cloud, and the enjoyer of the rasa dance, my friend again and again worships You near Nandishvara Hill.

Text 84

bhavantam santapta vidalita-tamalankura-rasair
vilikhya bhru-bhangi-krita-madana-kodanda-kadanam
nidhasyanti kanöhe tava nija-bhujavallarim asau
dharanyam unmilaj-jadima-nibidangi viluöhati

bhavantam-You; santapta-greatly distressed; vidalita-crushed; tamala-tamala tree; ankura-with the sprouts; rasaih-with the juices; vilikhya-having written; bhru-eyebrows; bhangi-krita-moving; madana-of cupid; kodanda-by the bow; kadanam-distress; nidhasyati-placing; kanöhe-on the throat; tava-You; nija-own; bhuja-of the arms; vallarim-creeper; asau-this; dharnyam-on the ground; unmilat-appearing; jadima-dullness; nibida-firm; angi-limbs; viluthati-rolls about.

Drawing with tamala-leaf juice a picture of You, whose eyebrow movements break Kamadeva’s bow, She places Her vine arms around Your neck and falls, stunned, to the ground.

Text 85

kadacin mudheyam nibida-bhavadiya-smriti-madad
amandad atmanam kalayati bhavantam mama sakhi
tathasya radhaya viraha-dahanakalpita-dhiyo
murare duhsadha kshanam api na badha viramati

kadacit-sometimes; mudha-bewildered; iyam-this; nibida-intense; bhavadiya-of You; smriti-from the remembrance; madat-from the joy; amandat-great; atmanam-self; kalayati-meditates; bhavantam-You; mama-my; sakhi-friend; tatha-then; asyah-of her; radhayah-Shrimati Radharani; viraha-of separation; dahana-by the fire; akalpita-dissarranged; dhiyah-mind; mura-of the Mura demon; are-O enemy; duhsadha-intolerable; kshanam-for a moment; api-even; na-not; badha-the pain; viramati-stops.

Obsessed with thinking of You, sometimes my friend thinks She has become You. Radha’s heart burns in separation from You. O Krishna, Her torment does not stop, even for a moment.

Text 86

tvaya santapanam upari parimuktatirabhasad
idanim apede tad api tava ceshöam priya-sakhi
yad esha kamsare bhidura-hridayam tvam avayati
satinam murdhanya bhidura-hridayabhud anudinam

tvaya-by You; santapanam-of sufferings; upari-in relation to; parimukta-released; ati-very; rabhasat-quickly; idanim-now; apede-attained; tat api-something; tava-Your; ceshöam-pastimes; priya-dear; sakhi-friend; yat-which; esha-she; kamsa-of Kamsa; are-O enemy; bhidura-breaking; hridayam-heart; tvam-You; avayati-understanding; satinam-of the pious girls; murdhanya-most promiment; bhidura-broken; hridaya-heart; abhut-became; anudinam-day after day.

Abandoned by You, She is overcome with pain. Now my dear friend imitates Your activities. O Krishna, thinking You must also be broken-hearted, the best of pious girls is broken-hearted day after day.

Text 87

samaksham sarvesham viharasi samadhi-pranayinam
iti shrutva nunam gurutara-samadhim kalayati
sada kamsarate bhajasi yaminam netra-padavim
iti vyaktam sajji-bhavati yamam alambitum api

samaksham-before the eyes; sarvesham-of all; viharasi-You perform pastimes; samadhi-of meditation; pranyinam-fond; iti-thus; shrutva-having heard; nunam-indeed; gurutara-very intense; samadhim-meditation; kalayati-perform; sada-always; kamsa-of Kamsa; arate-O enemy; bhajasi-You go; yaminam-of the ascetics; netra-of the eyes; padavim-path; iti-thus; vyaktam-manifested; sajji-bhavati-become prepared; yamam-mystic yoga; alambitum-to take up; api-even.

Hearing that You enjoy pastimes before the eyes of all who meditate on You, She has become rapt in deep meditation. Believing that You walk on the pathway to the eyes of they who perform austerities, She prepares to perform austerities.

Text 88

murare kalindi salila-calad-indivara-ruce
mukunda shri-vrindavana-madana vrindaraka-mane
vrajanandin nandisvara-dayita nandatmaja hare
sadeti krandati parijana-shucam kandalayati

mura-of the Mura demon; are-O enemy; kalini-of the Yamuna river; salila-in the water; calat-moving; indivara-of a blue lotus flower; ruce-splendor; mukunda-O giver of liberation; shri-vrindavana-of Vrindavana; vrindaraka-best; mane-O jewel; vraja-Vraja; anandin-delighting; nandishvara-of Nandishvara; dayita-the ojbect of affection; nanda-of Nanda Maharaja; atmaja-O son; hare-O Lord Hari; sada-always; iti-thus; krandati-crying out; parijana-of her associates; shucam-grief; kandalayati-increases.

Always caling out, “O Murari splendid as a blue lotus moving in Yamuna’s waters! O Mukunda! O Kamadeva of Vrindavana! O jewel of the demigods! O Hari who fills Vraja with bliss! O beloved of Nandishvara! O son of Nanda!” She makes Her friends lament.

Text 89

samantad uttaptas tava viraha-davagni-shikhaya
kritodvegah pancashuga-mrigayu vedha-vyatikaraih
tanu-bhutam sadyas tanuvanam idam hasyati hare
haöhad adya shvo va mama sahacari-prana-harinah

samantat-completely; uttaptah-distressed; tava-Your; viraha-separation; dava-agni-forest fire; shikhaya-by the flames; krita-performed; udvegah-suffering; pancashuga-cupid; mrigayu-the hunter; vedha-wounds; vyatikaraih-by the calamities; tanu-bhutam-become very thin; sadyah-today; tanu-of the body; vanam-the forest; hasyati-will abandon; hare-O Lord Hari; haöhat-inevitably; adya-today; shvah-tomorrow; va-or; mama-my; sahacari-of the friend (Srimati Radharani); prana-of the life-breath; harinah-the deer.

O Hari, tortured on every side by the flames of the forest fire of separation and gravely wounded by the hunter Kamadeva, the deer of my friend’s life will leave the withered forest of Her body today or tommorrow.

Text 90

payo-rashi-sphita-tvishi himakarottamsa-madhure
dadhane drig-bhangya smara-vijayi-rupam mama sakhi
hare datta-svanta bhavati tad imam kim prabhavati
smaro hantum kintu vyathayati bhavan eva kutuki

payah-rashi-of teh rain-cloud; sphita-great; tvishi-splendor; himakara-the moon; uttamsa-crown; madhure-handsome; dadhane-placing; drik-bhangya-with a sidelong glance; smara-of cupid; vijayi-victorious; rupam-form; mama-my; sakhi-friend; hare-O Lord Hari; datta-given; svanta-heart; bhavati-is; tat-that; imam-this; kim-what?; prabhavati-is able; smarah-cupid; kintu-but; vyathayati-cause distress; bhavah-You; eva-certainly; kutuki-eager.

My friend has surrendered to Shiva, who is splendid as a monsoon cloud, who is charming with the moon as his crown, and who with a crooked glance defeated Kamadeva. Now Kamadeva cannot harm Her. Only playful You trouble Her.

Text 91

vijanishe bhavam pashupa-ramaninam yadu-mane
na janimah kasmat tad api bata mayam racayasi
samantad adhyatmam yad iha pavanavyadhir alapad
balad asyas tena vyasana-kulam eva dvi-gunitam

vijanishe-You understand; bhavam-the love; pashupa-ramaninam-of the gopis; yadu-of the Yadu dynasty; mane-O Šjewel; na-not; janimah-we understand; kasmat-why; tat api-nevertheless; bata-alas; mayam-illusory energy; racayasi-You create; samantat-completely; adhyatmama-meditation on the localized Paramatma; yat-which; balat-forcibly; asyah-of her; tena-by that; vyasana-kulam-distresses; eva-certainly; dvi-gunitam-doubled.

Jewel of the Yadus, You know the gopis love You. We don’t know why You try to trick us. Uddhava told us the Supersoul is everywhere, but his words only doubled Radha’s sufferings.

Text 92

guror ante-vasi sa bhajati yadunam sacivatam
sakhiyam kalindi kila bhavati kalasya bhagini
bhaved anyah ko va narapati-pure mat-paricito
dasham asyah shamsan yadu-tilaka yas tvam anunayet

guroh ante-vasi-Uddhava, the intimate student of Brihaspati; sah-he; bhajasi-attained; yadunam-of the Yadu dynasty; sacivatam-the state of being the friend and advisor; sakhiyam-friendship; kalindi-the Yamuna river; kila-indeed; bhavati-attained; kalasya-of Yamaraja; bhagini-the sister; bhavet-may be; anyah-another; kah-who?; va-or; narapati-pure-in the capital city of Mathura; mat-my; paricitah-known; dasham-condition; asyah-of her; shamsan-praising; yadu-of the Yady dyansty; tilaka-O decoration for the forehead; yah-who; tvam-You; anunayet-may please.

Brihaspati’s student Uddhava is the Yadus’ counselor. Our friend the Yamuna is Yamaraja’s sister. O tilaka mark of the Yadus, who else that we know in the capitol can describe Radha’s condition and appeal to You on Her behalf.

Text 93

vishirnangim antar-vrana-viluöhanad utkalikaya
paritam bhuyasya satatam aparaga-vyatikaram
paridhvastamodam viramita-samastali-kutukam
vidho pada-sparshad api sukhaya radha-kumudinim

vishirna-broken; angim-limbs; antar-within; vrana-of the wound; viluöhanad-from falling; utkalikaya-by the longing; paritam=filled; bhuyasya-with a great abundance; satatam-constantly; aparaga-without redness; vyatikaram-joined; paridhvasta-destroyed; amodam-happiness; viramita-stopped; samasta-all; ali-of friends; kutukam-eagerness; vidho-O moon, or Vishnu; pada-of the feet; sparshat-from the touch; api-and; sukhaya-please delight; radha-Shrimati adharani; kumudinim-lotus flower.

O Krishna-moon, with the touch of Your feet please bring happiness to the unhappy, pale, and yearning Radha-lotus, all its happy pastimes with friends stopped, and its limbs withered by falling to the ground again and again with a wounded heart.

Text 94

vipattibhyah pranan katham api bhavat-sangama-sukha-
sprihadhina shaure mama sahacari rakshitavati
ati krante sampraty avadhi-divase jivana-vidhau
hatasha nihshankam vitarati drishau cuta-mukule

vipattibhyah-from distresses; pranan-life airs; katham api-with great difficulty; bhavat-Your; sangama-from association; sukha-happiness; spriha-desire; adhina-situated; shaure-O Krishna; mama-my; sahacari-friend; rakshitavati-was protecting; ati-greatly; krante-passed; samprati-now; avadhi-to the limit; divase-the day; jivana-life; vidhau-activity; hata-destroyed; asha-hope; nihshankam-lack of belief; vitarati-gives; drishau-the eyes; cuta-mango tree; mukule-blossom.

O Krishna, yearning for Your company, my friend somehow protected Her life from a host of calamities. Now, Her life near its end, and Her hopes crushed, She blankly stares at a mango bud.

Text 95

pratikararambha-shlatha-matibhir udyat-parinater
vimuktaya vyakta-smara-kadana-bhajah parijanaih
amuncanti sangam kuvalaya-drishah kevalam asau
balad adya pranan avati bhavad-asha-sahacari

pratikara-of remedy; arambha-beginning; shlatha-weakened; matibhih-by minds; udyat-rising; parinateh-death; vimutayah-released; vyakta-manifested; smara-of cupid; kadana-decline; bhajah-possessing; parijanaih-with her associates; amuncanti-not givin up; sangam-attachment; kuvalya-lotus flower; drishah-eyes; kevalam-only; asau-this; balat-forcibly; adya-today; pranan-life airs; avati- protects; bhavat-You; asha-hope; sahacari-friend.

Tormented by Kamadeva and abandoned by friends whose hearts have stopped trying to save Her, this lotus-eyed girl is now at the verge of death. Hope for Your return is the only friend that stays and protects Her life.

Text 96

aye rasa-krida-rasika mama sakhyam nava-nava
pura baddha yena pranaya-lahari nanta gahana
sa cen muktapekshas tvam asi dhig imam tulashakalam
yad etasya nasa-nihitam idam adyapi calati

aye-O; rasa-for the rasa dance; krida-pastime; rasika-O enjoyer; mama-my; sakhyam-friendship; nava-newer; nava-and newer; pura-formerly; baddha-bound; yena-by whom; pranaya-of love; lahari-waves; hanta-O; gahana-intense; sah-He; cet-if; mukta-abandoned; apekshah-hope; tvam-You; asi-are; dhik-shame; imam-this; tula-of cotton; shakalam-swab; yat-because; etasyah-of her; nasa-on the nose; nihitam-placed; idam-this; adya-today; api-even; calati-moves.

O Krishna, O enjoyer of the transcendental rasa dance, simply by dancing in the circle of the rasa dance, You attracted Srimati Radharani’s love. Why are You now so indifferent to my dear friend Radharani? She is lying nearby unconscious, thinking of Your pastimes. I shall determine whether She is alive by putting a cotton swab under Her nostrils, and if She is still living, I shall chastise Her.*

Note: This translation is taken from Chaitanya-caritamrita, Antya 14, verse 53 purport (Vol, 4. pg. 218), where it is translated by Srila Prabhupada.

Text 97

mukunda bhrantakshi kim api hridi sankalpita-shatam
vidhatte tad vaktum jagati manujah kah prabhavati
kadacit kalyani vilapati yad utkanöhita-matis
tad akhyami svami gamaya makarottamsa-padavim

mukunda-O Mukunda; bhranta-moving; akshi-eyes; kim api-something; hridi-in the heart; sankalpita-thought; shatam-hundred; vidhatte-places; tat-that; vaktum-to speak; jagati-in the universe; manujah-human being; kah-which; prabhavati-is able; kadacit-sometimes; kalyani-beautiful girl; vilopati-speaks; yat-which; utkanöhita-with longing; matih-mind; tat-that; akhyami-I am speaking; svamin-O Lord; gamaya-cause it to go; makara-shark; uttamsa-earrings; padavim-path.

O Mukunda, who in the world can describe the hundreds of desires in the heart of this restless-eyed girl? I will repeat what this beautiful anxious girl says. O Lord, please allow Her words to walk on the path of Your shark earrings.

Note: Texts 98-113 are Radha’s words to Lalita.

Text 98

abhut ko ‘pi prema mayi muraripoh yah sakhi pura
param dharmapeksham api tad-avalambad alanghayam
tathedanim ha dhik samajani taöasthah sphuöam asau
bhaje lajjam yena kshanam iha punar jivitum api

abhut-was; kah api-something; prema-love; mayi-for me; mura-ripoh-of Krishna, the enemy of the Mura demon; yah-which; sakhi-O friend; pura-formerly; param-supreme; dharma-religious duty; apeksham-with reference to; api-even; tat-on that; avalambat-because fo dependence; alanghayam-I passed beyond; tatha-in the same way; idanim-today; ha-alas; dhik-for shame; samajani-was born; taöa-sthah-indifferent; sphuöam-clearly; asau-He; bhaje-I become; lajjam-ashamed; yena-by whom; kshanam-for a moment; iha-here; punah-again; jivitum-to live; api-even.

Friend, the love Krishna felt for Me made Me ignore the path of piety. Alas, now He is aloof. Now I am ashamed to stay alive for another moment.

Text 99

ami kubjah purvam na mama dadhire kam api mudam
drumaliyam cetah sakhi na katisho nanditavati
idanim pashyaite yugapad upatapam vidadhate
prabhau muktapekshe bhajati na hi ko va vimukhatam

ami-these; kubjah-bent; purvam-formerly; na-not; mama-my; dadhire-placed; kam api-come; mudam-pleasure; druma-of trees; aliyam-multitude; cetah-mind; sakhi-O friend; na-not; katishah-many times; nanditavati-became delighted; idanim-now; pashya-just see; ete-these; yugapat-simultaneously; upatapam-distress; vidadhate-gives; prabhau-Lord; mukta-cast away; apekshe-consideration; bhajati-experiences; na-not; hi-indeed; kah va-someone; vimukhatam-aversion.

Friend, didn’t these bending trees formerly delight Me? Didn’t this grove please My heart? Look! Now they torment Me. Now that My Lord has abandoned Me, what does not torment Me?

Text 100

gariyan me prema tvayi param iti sneha-laghuta
na jivishyamiti pranaya-garimakhyapana-vidhih
katham nayasiti sva-vasha-paripaöi-prakaöanam
harau sandeshaya priya-sakhi na me vag-avasarah

gariyan-more intense; me-my; prema-love; tvayi-for You; param-greatly; iti-thus; sneha-of love; laghuta-lightness; na-not; jivishyami-I will live; iti-thus; pranaya-of the love; garima-intensity; akhyapana-causing to describe; vidhih-activity; katham-how?; na-not; ayasi-You come; sva-own; vasha-control; paripaöi-arrangement; prakaöanam-manifestation; harau-for Lord Hari; sandeshaya-for a message; priya-dear; sakhi-O friend; na-not; me-my; vak-of words; avasarah-appropriate.

“I love You dearly.” That is too light. “I cannot live without You.” Too heavy. “Why do You not return?” I put Him under My control. Dear friend, these words are not right for a letter to Lord Hari.

Text 101

yayau kalah kalyanya adhikalita-keli-parimalam
vilasarthi yasminn acala-kuhare lina-vapusham
sa mam dhritva dhurtva krita-kapaöa-rosham sakhi haöhad
akarshid akarshann urasi shashilekha shata-vritam

yayau-went; kalah-time; kalyani-O auspicious friend; adhikalita-performed; keli-of pastimes; parimalam-sweet; fragrance; vilasa-to perform pastimes; arthi-desiring; yasmin-in which; acala-mountain; kuhare-in the cave; lina-dissappeared; vapusham-form; sa-He; mam-to me; dhritva-having held; dhurtah-deceiver; krita-performed; kapaöa-deception; rosham-anger; sakhi-O friend; haöhat-by force; akarshit-did; akarshan-scratching; urasi-on the breasts; shashi-lekha-moonlight; shata-hundred; vritam-covered.

O beautiful one, the time is passed when that playful rake found Me scented with playfulness and feigning anger as I hid in a hill cave, when He forcibly pulled Me to Him and made crescent-moon scratch-marks on My breasts.

Text 102

kada premonmilat-pulaka-vipulangi mriga-drisham
balad akarshantam madhura-murali-kakalikaya
muhur bhramyac-cilli-culukita-kula-stri-vratam aham
vilokishye lila-bhara-milad-apangam murabhidam

kada-when?; prema-with love; unmilat-appearing; pulaka-hairs standing on end; vipula-numerous; angi-form; mriga-drisham-of the gopis, whose eyes are as beautiful as the eyes of deer; balat-forcibly; akarshantam-attracting; madhura-sweet; murali-of the flute; kakalikaya-with the soft musical sound; muhuh-constantly; bhramyat-moving; cilli-eyebrows; culukita-drank up; kula-born in good families; stri-women; vratam-vow; aham-I; vilokishye-will see; lila-of pastimes; bhara-with an abundance; milat-encountering; apangam-sidelong glances; mura-of the Mura demon; bhidam-the killer (Sri Krishna).

When will I, the hairs of My body erect with love, see Krishna, whose sweet flute-music dragged the deer-eyed gopis to Him, whose sidelong glance is filled with playfulness, and whose restless eyebrows drank up the gopis’ vow of chastity?

Text 103

ranad-bhringa-shreni-suhridi sharad-arambha-madhure
vanante candribhih kirana-laharibhir dhavalite
kada premoddanda-smara-kalaha-vaitandikam aham
karishye govindam nibida-bhuja-bandha-pranayinam

ranat-humming and delighted; bhringa-of bumble-bees; shreni-of the multitud; suhridi-in the friend; sharat-autumn; arambha-beginning; madhure-charming; vana-of the forest; ante-at the edge; candribhih-from the moon; kirana-effulgence; laharibhih-with waves; dhavalite-whitened; kada-when?; prema-with love; uddanda-extraordinary; smara-amorous; kalaha-quarrel; vaitandikam-skilled in debate; aham-I; karishye-will do; govindam-Govinda; nibida-firm; bhuja-arms; bandha-embrace; pranayinam-attached.

When, in a forest grove that is charming in the beginning of autumn, the humming bees’ friend, and washed by waves of moonlight, will I hold in My arms Govinda, who is so expert in ferocious lovers’ quarrels?

Text 104

mano me ha kashöam jvalati kim aham hanta karavai
na param navaram sumukhi kalayamy asya jaladheh
iyam vande murdhna sapadi tam upayam kathaya me
paramrishye yasmad dhriti-kanikayapi kshanikaya

manah-mind; me-my; ha-alas; kashöam-suffering; jvalati-burns; kim-what?; aham-I; hanta-O; karavai-should do; na-not; param-the opposite shore; na-not; avaram-this shore; su-mukhi-O beautiful-faced Lalita; kalayami-describe; asya-of that; jaladheh-ocean; iyam-this; vande-I offer obeisances; murdhna-with my head; sapadi-quickly; tam-that; upayam-remedy; kathaya-please tell; me-my; paramrishye-I am considered; yasmat-from which; dhriti-of peace; kanikaya-with a small fragment; api-even; kshanikaya-momentary.

My dear beautiful-faced Lalita, I cannot express how My heart is burning. It is a great, unfathomable ocean of anxiety. Still, I wish to offer my obeisances at your lotus feet. What shall I do? Please consider my condition and advise me how I can become peaceful. That is my desire.*

Note: Translated by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, this verse appears in the purport of Chaitanya caritamrita, Antya-lila, Chapter 14, Text 53 (Vol. 4, page 215).

Text 105

prayato mam hitva yadi kaöhina-cudamanir asau
prayatu svacchandam mama samaya dharmah kila gatih
iyam sodhum ka va prabhavati yatah svapna-kapaöad
ihayato vrindavana-bhuvi balan mam ramayati

prayatah-gone; mam-me; hitva-having abandoned; kaöhina-of those who are cruel; cuda-manih-the crest jewel (Krishna); asau-this; prayatu-may go; sva-chandam-as it likes; mama-my; samaya-dharmah-time; kila-indeed; gatih-condition; iyam-this; sodhum-to tolerate; ka-who?; va-or; prabhavati-is able; yatah-from which; svapna-of sleep; kapaöat-from the cheating; iha-here; ayatah-arrived; vrindavana-of Vrindavana; bhuvi-in the land; balat-strongly; mam-me; ramayati-enjoyed.

If the crest-jewel of the cruel-hearted leaves Me, then Let Him go. My life is over. Pretending to be part of a a dream, He returned to Vrindavana and forced Me to enjoy with Him. Who can tolerate that?

Text 106

anaucityam tasya vyathayati mano hanta mathuram
tvam asadya svairam capala-hridayam varaya harim
sakhi svapnarambhe punar api yatha vibhrama-madad
ihayato dhurtah kshapayati na me kinkini-gunam

anaucityam-unfitness; tasya-of Him; vyathayati-distresseses; manah-the mind; hanta-indeed; mathuram-to Mathura; tvam-You; asadya-having gone; svairam-independently; capala-flickering; hridayam-mind; varaya-please check; harim-Lord Hari; sakhi-O friend; svapna-of the dream; arambhe-at the beginning; punah-again; api-even; yatha-just as; vibhrama-beauty, or pastimes; madat-because of pride, or delight; iha-here; ayatah-arrived; dhurtah-cheater; kshapayati-removes; na-not; me-my; kinkini-of small bells; gunam-belt.

His impropriety troubles My heart. Friend, go to Mathura and stop reckless Lord Hari so that in a dream the rake does not again passionately pull My sash of bells.

Text 107

ayi svapno dure viramatu samaksham shrinu haöhad
avishvasta ma bhur iha sakhi mano-vibhrama-dhiya
vayasyas te govardhana-vipinam asadya kutukad
akande yad bhuyah smara-kalaha-pandityam atanot

ayi-O; svapnah-dream; dure-far away; viramatu-may stop; samaksham-before the eyes; shrinu-please hear; haöhat-forcibly; iha-here; sakhi-O friend; manah-of the mind; vibhrama-illusion; dhiya-with the consideration; vayasyah-young friend (Shri Krishna); te-your; govardhana-near Govardhana Hill; vipinam-the grove; asadya-having entered; kutukat-eagerly; akande-unexpectedly; yat-because; bhuyah-greatly; smara-amorous; kalaha-quarrel; pandityam-expertise; atanot-extended.

Listen. Even without being part of a dream He comes before My eyes. Friend, don’t doubt, thinking My mind is bewildered. Your friend came to the forest by Govardhana Hill and passionately showed Me His skill in amorous pastimes.

Text 108

amarshad dhavantim gahana-kuhare sucita-patham
tula-koöi-kvanaish cakita-pada-pata-dvi-gunitaih
didhirshan mam harsottarala-nayanantah sa kutuki
na vamsim ajnasid bhuvi kara-sarojad vigalitam

amarshat-from affectionately anger; dhavantim-running; gahana-deep; kuhare-in the opening; sucita-shown; patham-path; tula-koöi-of ankle-bells; kvanaih-by the sounds; cakita-timid; pada-pata-by the footsteps; dvi-gunitaih-doubled; didhirshan-desiring to hold; mam-me; harsha-with delight; uttarala-trembling; nayana-of the eyes; antah-corners; sah-He; kutuki-eager; na-not; vamshim-flute; ajnasid-was aware; bhuvi-on the ground; kara-hand; sarojat-from the lotus; vigalitam-fallen.

I passionately fled deep into the forest. Afraid, I doubled My steps. My tinkling anklets revealed My path. Eager to embrace Me, and His eyes restless with joy, passionate Krishna did not know the flute had fallen from His lotus hand.

Text 109

ashaktam gantavye kalita-nava-celancalataya
latalibhih pushpa-smita-shavalitabhir virudatim
parihasarambhi priya-sakhi sa mam lambita-mukhim
prapede cumbaya sphurad-adhara-bimbas tava sakha

ashaktam-unable; gantavye-to be gone; kalita-held; nava-new; cela-of the garments; ancalataya-by the border; lata-of creepers; alibhih-with the multitudes; pushpa-with flowers; smita-smiles; shavalitabhih-variegated; virudatim-crying aloud; parihasa-laughter and joking; arambhi-beginning; priya-dear; sakhi-O friend; sah-Her; mam-to me; lambita-bent down; mukhim-face; prapede-bent down; cumbaya-to kiss; sphurat-splendid; adhara-lips; bimbah-bimba fruits; tava-your; sakha-friend.

Unable to flee, I covered Myself with a new cape of vines smiling with many flowers. I wept. He laughed. O friend, your friend tried to kiss My bowed face with His glistening bimba-fruit lips.

Text 110

tato ‘ham dhamamile sthagita-muralika sakhi shanair
alikamarshena bhramad-avicala-bhrur udacalam
kacakrishöi-krida-krama-paricite caurya-carite
harir labdhopadhih prasabham anayan mam giri-darim

tatah-then; aham-I; dhammile-in the decorated hair; sthagita-hidden; muralika-flute; sakhi-O friend; shanaih-gradually; alika-pretended; amarshena-with anger; bhramat-moving; avicala-constantly; bhruh-eyebrows; udacalam-I moved away; kaca-of the hair; akrishöi-pulling; krida-pastimes; krama-activity; paricite-understood; caurya-of theft; carite-activities; harih-Lord Hari; labdha-attained; upadhih-trick; prasabham-forcibly; anayat-carried away; mam-me; giri-of the mountain; darim-to the cave.

Friend, I hid His flute in My decorated braided hair, knitted My eyebrows with feigned anger, and gradually escaped His clutches. Lord Hari then playfully caught Me by the hair, discovered what I had stolen, and then by force took Me to a cave on a hill.

Text 111

kadacid vasanti-kuhara-bhuvi dhrishöah sarabhasam
hasan prishöhalambi sthagayati karabhyam mama drishau
didhirshau jatershyam mayi sakhi tadiyanguli-shikham
na jane kutrayam vrajati kitavanam kila guruh

kadacit-one time; vasanti-of vasanti flowers; kuhara-hollow; bhuvi-in a place; dhrishöah-audacious; sarabhasam-impetuously; prishöha-on the back; alambi-taking; sthagayati-covering; karabhyam-with the hands; mama-my; drishau-eyes; didhirshau-desiring to hold; jata-produced; irshyam-anger; mayi-me; sakhi-O friend; tadiya-His; anguli-fingers; shikham-tip; na-not; jane-I understand; kutra-where; ayam-this Krishna; vrajati-went; kitavanam-of cheaters; kila-indeed; guruh-the teacher.

Once, in a grove of vasanti vines, that rake, laughing, caught Me from behind and covered My eyes with His hands. I became angry and tried to grasp the tips of His fingers. Where did that guru of the scoundrels suddenly go? I don’t know.

Text 112

atiteyam varta viramatu purah pashya sarale
vayasyas te so ‘yam smita-madhurimomrishöa-vadanah
bhuja-stambhollasad abhimata-parirambha-rabhasah
smara-krida-sindhuh kshipati mayi bandhuka-kusumam

atita-previous; iyam-this; varta-description; viramatu-may come to an end; purah-in front of us; pashya-just see; sarale-O pious Lalita; vayassyah-the young friend; te-of You; sah-He; ayam-this very one; smita-with smiles; madhurima-with charm; unmrishöa-anointed; vadanah-face; bhuja-arms; stambha-pillars; ullasat-from the joyfulness; abhimata-desired; parirambha-embraces; rabhasah-passionate; smara-of conjugal love; krida-pastimes; sindhuh-ocean; kshipati-throws; mayi-to me; bandhuka-a bandhuka; kusumam-flower.

Let this story end. Pious one, look! Your friend, an ocean of amorous pastimes, passionatedly desiring to embrace Me with the pillars of His arms, and His face sweetened with a smile, now tosses a bandhuka flower to Me.

Text 113

tad uttishöha vridavati nibida-mukta-latikaya
badhanemam dhurtam sakhi madhu-purim yati na yatha
iti premonmilad-bhavad-anubhavarudha-jadima
sakhinam akrandam na kila katishah kandalayati

tat-therefore; uttishöha-arise; vridavati-modest; nibida-mukta-latikaya-with a large pearl necklace; badhana-please bind; imam-this; dhurtam-rascal; sakhi-O frien; madhu-purim-Mathura city; yati-goes; na-not; yatha-in that way; iti-thus; prema-with love; unmilat-appearing; bhavat-becoming; anubhava-experience; arudha-arisen; jadima-the condition of being stunned; sakhinam-of the gopis; akrandam-crying; na-not; kila-indeed; katishah-how many times; kandalayati-increases.

O shy one, stand up! Tie this rake with a great strand of pearls so He does not again go to Mathura.

Speaking these words, She became stunned with love. How many times did She not make the gopis weep.

Note: The first half of this verse ends Radha’s words. In the second half, Lalita again speaks.

Text 114

aho kashöam balyad aham iha sakhim dushöa-hridaya
muhur mana-granthim sahaja-saralam grahitavati
tad-arambhad gopi-gana-rati-guro nirbharam asau
ne lebhe lubdhapi tvad-amala-bhuja-stambha-rabhasam

aho-alas; kashöam-distress; balyat-from childhood; aham-I; iha-here; sakhim-to my friend; dushöa-wicked; hridaya-heart; muhuh-constantly; mana-granthim-great anger; sahaja-naturally; saralam-from the beginning; gopi-of the gopis; gana-of the multitude; rati-of the arts of conjugal love; guro-O teacher; nirbharam-greatly; asau-this; na-not; lebhe-attained; lubdha-longing; api-although; tvat-Your; amala-splendid; bhuja-arms; stambha-pillars; rabhasam-delight.

Alas! I, wicked at heart, since childhood again and again taught my simple friend to tie the knot of jealous anger. O teacher of amorous pastimes to the gopis, for this reason, even though She yearned for it, She could not attain the bliss of Your splendid pillar arms.

Text 115

alinde kalindi-kamala-surabhau kunja-vasater
vasanti vasanti-parimalodgari-cikuram
tvad-utsange nidra-sukha-mukulitakshim punar imam
kadanam sevishye kishalaya-kalapa-vyajanini

alinde-on a terrace; kalindi-the Yamuna river; kamala-of the lotus flowers; surabhau-aromatic; kunja-of the grove; vasateh-of the cottage; vasanti-staying; vasanti-of the flowers of the vasanti creeper; nava-fresh; parimala-the fragrance; udgari-emanating; cikuram-hair; tvat-Your; utsange-on the lap; nidra-of sleep; sukha-with the happiness; mukulita-half closed; akshim-eyes; punah-again; kishalaya-of blossoms; kalapa-of a bunch; vyajanini-holding a fan.

When, moving a leaf-fan, will I again serve Her, Her hair fragrant with new jasmine flowers and Her eyes closed in the happiness of sleep as She rests on Your lap on a forest-cottage porch fragrant with Yamuna lotuses?

Text 116

dhritanandam vrindavana-parisare sharada-nisha-
vilasollasena glapita-kavari-phulla-kusumam
tava akandhopante vinihita-bhuja-vallarim aham
kada kunje lina rahasi vihasishyami sumukhim

dhrita-held; anandam-bliss; vrindavana-of Vrindavana; parigare-in the neighborhood; sharada-autumn; nisha-nights; vilasa-of pastimes; ullasena-with the joyfulness; glapita-withered; kavari-in her hair; phulla-blossoming; kusumam-flowers; tava-Your; skandha-shoulders; upante-on the edge; vinihita-placed; bhuja-arm; vallarim-creeper; aham-I; kada-when?; kunje-in the grove; lina-entered; rahasi-in private; vihasishyami-will I smile and laugh; su-mukhim-the beautiful-faced gopi.

When, hiding in Vrindavana forest, will I smile at Her as, the vine of Her arm around Your shoulders, and the blossoming flowers in Her hair crushed by autumn-evening pastimes, Her beautiful face is filled with bliss?

Text 117

vidurad ahartum kusumam upayami tvam adhuna
puras tire tire kalaya tulasi-pallavam idam
iti vyayad enam vidita-bhavadiya-sthitir aham
kada kunje gopi-ramana gamayishyami samaye

vidurat-from a distant place; ahartum-to collect; kusumam-a flower; upayami-I go; tvam-You; adhuna-now; purah-in the presence; tulasi-tulasi; pallavam-blossom; idam-this; iti-thus; vyajat-on the pretext; enam-her; vidita-understood; bhavadiya-your; sthitih-situation; aham-I; kunje-in the grove; gopi-of the gopis; ramana-O lover; gamayishyami-will I cause to go; samaye-to the rendezvous.

“I will go to bring flowers from far away. Now You pick some tulasi leaves by the riverbank.” O lover of the gopis, when will I, knowing well where You are, with this trick send Her to meet You?

Text 118

iti shri-kamsareh pada-kamalayor gokula-katham
nivedya praty ekam bhaja parijaneshu pranayitam
nijange kadambi-sahacara vahan mandanataya
sa yan uccaih prema-pravanam anujagraha bhagavan

iti-thus; shri-kamsa-of Shri Krishna, the enemy of Kamsa; pada-of the feet; kamalayoh-lotus; gokula-of Gokula; katham-the description; nivedya-please do; parijaneshu-to these associates of Krishna; pranayitam-affection; nija-own; ange-in the body; kadambi-of female swan; sahacara-O companion; vahan-carrying; mandanataya-with the state of being an ornament; sah-He; yan-to whom; uccaih-greatly; prema-of love; pravanam-depth; anujagraha-became merciful; bhagavah-Lord Krishna.

O friend of Kadambi, carry these words of Gokula as an ornament on your wings, place them before the Lord’s lotus feet, and beg Him: “Please be affectionate to all Your friends”. Then the Lord will be very kind and full of love.

Text 119

milad-bhringim hamsi-ramana vana-malam prathamato
muda kshemam pricchann idam upaharetha mama vacah
ciram kamsarater urasi sahavasa-pranayinim
kim enam anakshim gunavati visasmara bhavati

milat-assembling; bhringim-bumble-bees; hamsi-of the female swan; ramana-O lover; vana-forest flowers; malam-garland; prathamatah-at first; muda-with joy; kshemam-welfare; pricchan-enquiring; idam-this; upaharethah-please give; mama-my; vacah-words; ciram-for a long time; kamsa-areteh-of Shri Krishna, the enemy of Kamsa; urasi-on the chest; sahvasa-dwelling together; pranayinim-beloved; kim-what?; enam-her; ena-deer; akshim-eyes; gunavati-O gopi full of transcendental qualities; visasmara-forgotten; bhavati-you.

O lover of Hamsi, first happily ask the forest garland attracting bees about its welfare. Then place before it my words: “O virtuous one, have you forgotten the deer-eyed girl who for so long stayed with you on Krishna’s chest?

Text 120

idam kim va hanta smarasi rasike khandana-rusha
paritangi govardhana-giri-nitambe mama sakhi
bhiya sambhranaksham yad iha vicakarsha tvayi balad
grihitva vibhrashyan-nava-shikhi-shikham gokula-patim

idam-this; kim-whether?; va-or; hanta-indeed; smarasi-you remember; rasike-O gopi expert at relishing the mellows of transcendental exchange; khandana-frustration; rusha-with anger; parita-filled; angi-form; govardhana-Govardhana; giri-hill; nitambe-on the slope; mama-my; sakhi-friend; bhiya-with fear; sambhranta-restless; aksham-eyes; yat-which; iha-here; vicakarsha-attracted; tvayi-in you; balat-by force; grinitva-having taken; vibhrashyat-falling down; nava-fresh; shikhi-peacock feather; shikham-on the top of the head; gokula-of Gokula; patim-the Lord.

“O taster of nectar, do you remember how, near Govardhana Hill, my friend, filled with anger at being betrayed, violently pulled on you, making the Lord of Gokula’s eyes restless with fear and making His peacock-feather crown fall?”

Text 121

tatah sambhashethah shruti-makara-mudram iti muda
bhavatyam kartavyah kim iti kushala-prashna-jadima
ruci-smera ya tvam racayasi sada cumbana-kalam
apangena sprishöa sakhi muraripor ganda-mukure

tatah-then; sambhashethah-please may; shruti-on the ears; makara-of a shark; mudram-mark; iti-thus; muda-with joy; bhavatyam-in you; kartavyah-should be done; kim-what?; iti-thus; kushala-expert; prashna-question; jadima-the state of being stunned; ruci-of splendor; smera-smile; ya-who; tvam-you; racayasi-produce; cumbana-of kissing; kalam-art; apangena-with sidelong glance; sprishöa-touched; sakhi-O friend; mura-of the Mura demon; ripoh-of the enemy (Shri Krishna); ganda-cheek; mukura-the mirrors.

Then happily say this to the shark-shaped earrings: “Why should I ask about Your welfare? Gloriously smiling, and touched by His sidelong glance, You always kiss the mirrors of Krishna’s cheeks?”

Text 122

nivasas te devi shravana-latikayam iti dhiya
prayatnat tvam eva pranaya-hridaya yami sharanam
paroksham vrishninam nibhrita-nibhritam karna-kuhare
hareh kakunmishram kathaya sakhi radha-vidhuratam

nivasah-residence; te-your; devi-O goddess; shravana-ears; latikayam-on the creeper; iti-thus; dhiya-with the intelligence; prayatnat-with great endeavor; tvam-you; eva-certainly; pranaya-reverential; hridaya-heart; yami-I go; sharanam-to the shelter; paroksham-not perceivable; vrishninkam-of the members of the Vrishni dynasty; nibhrita-secret; nibhritam-of secrets; karna-of the ears; kuhare-in the opening; hareh-of Lord Hari; kaku-with cries of grief; unmishram-mixed; kathaya-please tell; sakhi-O friend; radha-of Shrimati Radharani; vidhuratam-the suffering.

“O goddess, I know that you stay on the vine of the Lord’s ears. With a heart full of love I earnestly take shelter of you. O friend, in a very secret place, when the Vrishnis are not around, with plaintive words please whisper Radha’s grief in the Lord’s ear.”

Text 123

parirambham premna mama savinayam kaustubha-manau
bruvanah kurvithah pataga vara vijnapanam idam
agadha radhayam api tava sakhe vismritir abhut
katham va kalyanam vahati tarale hi pranayita

parirambham-embrace; premna-with love; mama-my; sa-vinayam-with impropriety; kaustubha-Kaustubha; manau-jewel; bruvanah-speaking; kurvithah-please perform; pataga-of birds; vara-best; vijnapanam-message; idam-this; agadha-deep; radhayam-to Shrimati Radharani; api-even; tava-your; sakhe-O friend; vismritih-forgetfulness; abhut-was; katham-how is it?; va-or; kalyanam-auspiciousness; vahati-carries; tarale-fickle or glittering; hi-indeed; pranayita-love.

O best of birds, to the Kaustubha jewel please give my affectionate embrace. Please say to it this message: “Friend, have you completely forgotten Radha? Love is not kind to an inconstant lover.

Text 124

muhuh kujat-kanci-mani-valaya-manjira-murali
ravalambi bhramyad-yuvati-kala-gitaih suramane
sa kim sakshad-bhavi punar api hares tandava-raser
amandah kalindi-pulina-bhuvi tauryatrika-bharah

muhuh-constantly; kujat-tinkling; kanci-belt; mani-jewels; valaya-bracelets; manjira-ankle ornament; murali-flute; rava-sounds; alambi-possessing; bhramyat-dancing; yuvati-of the young gopis; kala-melodious and soft; gitah-with songs; sura-of the demigods; mane-O jewel; sah-He; kim-is it so?; sakshat-directly; bhavi-manifested; punah-again; api-even; hareh-of Lord Hari; tandava-rasaih-with enthusiastic dances; amandah-jubilant; kalindi-of the Yamuna river; pulina-of the shore; bhuvi-on the ground; tauryatrika-bharah-singing, dancing and instrumental music.

“O divine jewel, on the Yamuna’s shore will Lord Hari again play the flute and dance with the sweetly singing young gopis, their belts, jewel bracelets, and anklets all tinkling?”

Text 125

navinas tvam kamvo pashupa-ramanibhih paricayam
na dhatse radhaya guna-garima-gandhe ‘pi na kriti
tathapi tvam yace hridaya-nihitam dohadam aham
vahante hi klante pranayam avadata-prakritayah

navinah-young; tvam-you; kamvao-O conch shell; pashupa-ramanibhih-by the gopis; paricayam-intimate association; na-not; dhatse-you give; radhayah-of Shrimati Radharani; guna-transcendental qualities; garima-significance; gandhe-in the fragrance; api-even; na-not; kriti-undertanding; tathapi-nevertheless; tvam-to you; yace-I appeal; hridaya-in the heart; nihitam-placed; dohadam-desire; aham-I; vahante-carry; hi-indeed; klante-to the depressed; pranayam-love; avadata-cleansed; prakritayah-material nature.

“O conchshell, you are a new friend. You do not know the beautiful gopis. You do not know even the slightest scent of Radha’s glories. Still, I beg you to fulfill the desire in their hearts. They who are pure in heart are always kind to the distressed.

Text 126

grihitva govindam jaladhi-hridayanandana sakhe
sukhena shri-vrindavana-parisare nandatu bhavan
katham va te goshöham bhavatu dayitam hanta balavah
yad etasmin venor jayati cira-saubhagya-mahima

grihitva-having grasped; govidam-Lord Govinda; jaladhi-of the ocean; hridaya-of the heart; anandana-the delight; sakhe-O friend; sukhena-with pleasure; shri-vrindavana-of Vrindavana; parisare-in the area; nandatu-may enjoy; bhavan-you; katham va-how is it possible; te-of you; goshöham-the cow pastures of Vraja; bhavatu-may become; sayitam-dear; hanta-O; balavan-strong; yat-because; stasmin-in that place; venoh-of the flute; jayati-is gloriously manifested; cira-for a long time; saubhagya-auspiciousness or beauty; mahima-glory.

“O friend, O bliss of the ocean’s heart, bring Govinda to Vrindavana and make it happy. But how will Vrindavana be pleased with you? The great and eternal glory of the flute reigns there.”

Text 127

iti premodgara-pravanam anuniya krama-vashat
parivaran bhratar nishamayati canura mathane
punah kopodbhinna-pranaya-caöulam tasya nikaöe
katham acakshithah dashabhir avatarair vilasitam

iti-thus; prema-of love; udgara-description; pravanam- depth; anuniya-having conciliated; krama-vashat-gradually; parivaran-followers; bhratah-O brother; nishamayati- hearing; canura-of Canura; mathane-the killer (Shri Krishna); punah-again; kopa-anger; udbhinna-manifested; pranaya-love; caöulam-lovely; tasya-of Him; nikaöe-in the vicinity; katham-description; acakshithah-please speak; dashabhih-ten; avataraih-by the incarnations; vilasitam- manifested.

Brother, when you have spoken to Lord Krishna this message of love, then, in sweet words of love mixed with anger, please also speak to Him the pastimes of His ten incarnations.

Note: In the next ten verses the Lord is addressed as Matsya, Kurma, Varaha, Vamana, Nrisimha, Ramacandra, Balarama, Krishna, Buddha, and Kalki.

Text 128

grahitum tvam premamisha-parivritam citta-badisham
maha-mina kshipram nyadhita rasa-pure mama sakhi
vivekakhyam chittva gunam atha tad agrasi bhavata
hatasheyam kim va shiva shiva vidhatum prabhavati

grahitum-to take; tvam-You; prema-with love; amisa-pleasing; parivritam-covered; citta-the mind; badisham-fish-hook; maha-great; mina-O fish; kshipram-quickly; nyadhita-placed; rasa-of the mellows of loving exchange; pure-in the ocean; mama-my; sakhi-friend (Shrimati Radharani); viveka-discrimination; akhyam-known as; chittva-having cut; gunam-the rope; atha-then; tat-that; agrasi-swallowed; bhavata-by You; hata-perished; asha-hope; vidhatum-to do; prabhavati-is able.

O great fish, my friend tried to catch You by casting in the ocean of sweetness a fish-hook heart baited with love. You cut the fishing line of Her discrimination and swallowed the bait. Now Her hopes are destroyed. Alas! Alas! What will She do now?

Text 129

varakiyam drishöva subhaga-vapusho vibhrama-saram
tavabhyarnam bheje parama-kutukollasita-matih
tirodhaya svangam prakaöayasi yat tvam kaöhinatam
tad etat kim na syat tava kamaöha-murteh samucitam

varaki-unfortunate; iyam-she; drishöva-having seen; subhaga-beautiful; vapusah-of the form; vibhrama-gracefulness; saram-best; tava-of You; abhyarnam-near; bheje–worshiped; parama-supreme; kutuka-eagerness; ullasita-joyful; matih-mind; tirodhaya-having dissappeared; sva-own; angam-form; prakaöayasi-you appear; yat-which; tvam-You; kaöhinatam-cruelty; tat-that; etat-that; kim-whether?; na-not; syat-would be; tava-Your; kamaöha-tortoise; murteh-of the form; samucitam-proper.

Seeing the sublime grace of Your handsome form, this poor girl, Her heart glorious with eagerness, approached You. Why did You hide Your limbs and became very hard? It is not right for You to act as a turtle.

Text 130

sada kamsarate sphurati ciram adyapi bhavatah
sphuöam krodakare vapushi nibida-prema-lahari
yatah sa sairindhri malaya-ruha-panka-pranayini
tvaya krodi-cakre parama-rabhasad atma-dayita

sada-always; kamsa-of Kamsa; arate-O enemy (Krishna); sphurati-shines; ciram-for a long time; adya api-even today; bhavatah-Your; vapushi-in the form; nibida-intense; prema-of pure love of God; lahari-the waves; yatah-because; sa-she; sairidhri-maidservant; malaya-ruha-panka-because of giving sandalwood paste; pranayini-beloved; tvaya-by You; krodi-of the chest; cakre-on the area; parama-supreme; rabhasat-with pleasure; atma-to the self; dayita-dear.

O Krishna, since ancient times, and even today, waves of deep love splash on Your form of a boar. On Your lap You placed a servant girl that carried sandal paste. You passionately accepted her as Your beloved.

Note: The servant girl is Kubja. As Lord Varaha lifted the earth from mud, so Lord Krishna lifted Kubja from the sandal paste she was carrying.

Text 131

cirad antarbhuta narahari-mayi murtir abhitas
tvadiyo vyaparas tava tuna yayau vismriti-patham
vinita-prahladas tvam iha parama-krura-carite
prasakto yad bhuyah para-hridaya-bhedam janayati

cirat-for a long time; antarbhuta-unmanifested; parahari-mayi-of Lord Nrisimhadeva (the half-lion half-man incarnation); murtih-form; abhitah-completely; tvadiyah-Your; vyaparah-activity; tava-Your; tu-but; na-not; yayau-went; vismriti-of forgetfulness; patham-to the path; vinita-gentle; prahladah-Prahlada; tvam-You; iha-here; parama-supreme; krura-cruel; carite-in the activity; prasaktah-attached; yat-which; bhuyah-exceedingly; para-of the enemy (Hiranyakashipu); hridaya-of the heart; bhedam-the breaking; janayasi-You perform.

Although Your form of Lord Nrisimhadeva has long since disappeared, it has not walked on the path of being forgotten. You, who are pleased with the humble, are still inclined to act cruelly and break others’ hearts.

Note: The names Prahlada and Akrura are concealed in this verse.

Text 132

yad atmanam darpad aganita-guru vamana muda
mano-rajyenadhyam tvayi balitaya kalpitavati
prapede tasyedam phalam ucitam eva priya-sakhi
vidure yat kshipta pranayamaya-pashe nigadita

yat-because; atmanam self; darpat-because of pride; aganita-not considering; guruh-teacher; vamana-Vamana (Krishna’s incarnation as a dwarf-brahmana); muda-with pleasure; manah-of the mind; rajyena-with the kingdom; adhyam-enriched; tvayi-to You; balitaya-following the example of Bali Maharaja; kalpitavati-offered; prapede-surrendered; tasya-of that; idam-this; phalam-result; ucitam-proper; eva-certainly; priya-dear; sakhi-friend (Shrimati Radharani); vidure-far away; yat-from which; kshipta-thrown; pranaya-maya-consisting of love; pashe-in the bonds; nigadita-bound.

O Vamana, proudly ignoring Her superiors, my dear friend happily offered to You the kingdom of Her heart. She attained an appropriate result. You bound Her with ropes of love and threw Her far away.

Text 133

iyam natha krura bhrigu-patanam akankshati tato
yad asyam kaöhinyam tava samucitam tad bhrigu-pate
asau te durbodha kritir iha bhavad-vismriti-patham
yato jatah sakshad gurur api sa nandishvara-patih

iyam-this; natha-O Lord; krura-cruel; bhrgu-from a mountain peak; patanam-falling; akankasati-desires; tatah-therefore; yat-which; asyam-in which; kathinyam-cruelty; tava-Your; samucitam-proper; tat-that; bhrgu-of the Bhrgu dynasty; pate-O Lord (Parasurama, the Lord’s warrior incarnation); asau-this; te-Your; durbodha-difficult to understand; krtih-activity; iha-here; bhavat-of You; vismrti-forgetfulness; patham-path; yatah-from which; jatah-produced; saksat-directly; guruh-father; api-even; sah-he; nandisvara-of Vrindavana; patih-the king (Nanda Maharaja)

O Parashurama, You are right to be hard on this girl that wishes to conquer Your capitol, but I do not understand why Your guru, Lord Shiva, now walks on the path of Your forgetfulness.

Note: Skilfully written with many ambiguous words, this verse may also be interpreted to mean:

“O Krishna, You are right to be hard on this girl that wishes to jump from Govardhana Hill, but i do not understand why Your father, the king of Nandishvara Puri, now walks on the path of Your forgetfulness.”

Text 134

nirananda gavash ciram upasrita dushana-kulaih
kharayante sadyo raghu-tilaka govardhana-taöah
viradhatvam ghosho vrajati bhavadiya-pravasanad
idanim marica sphuöam iha narinarti paritah

niranandah-without happiness; gavah-cows; ciram-for a long time; upasritah-appoached; dushana-by many faults; kulaih-by multitudes; kharayante-become thin; sadyah-at once; raghu-of the Raghu dynasty; tilaka-O decoration; govardhana-of Govardhana hill; taöah-on the slopes; viradhatvam-opposition; ghoshah-tumult; vrajati-goes; bhavadiya-Your; pravasanat-from the departure; idanim-now; maricah-the demon Marica; sphuöam-clearly; iha-here; pariharti-repeatedly dances; paritah-everywhere.

O tilaka mark of the Raghus, now that You have left, the cows are tortured by Dushana’s friends, Govardhana Hill is haunted by then demon Khara, the land is conquered by Viradha, and the demon Marica again and again dances everywhere.

Note: This verse may also be interpreted in the following way:

“O tilaka mark of the Raghus, now that You have left, the cows are tortured by many sufferings, Govardhana Hill is withered and dried, soon Radha will depart, and death again and again dances everywhere.”

Text 135

prasannah kale ‘yam punar udayitum rama-bhajanair
vilasinn adyapi sphuöam anaparadha vayam api
vitanvanah kantim vapushi sharad-akasha-valitam
kuto na tvam sira-dhvaja bhajasi vrindavanam idam

prasannah-happy; kale-at the time; ayam-this; punah-again; udayitum-to raise; rasa-of the rasa dance; bhajanaih-with the worship (Or rasabha-janaih-the demons in the form of asses); vilasin-O performer of pastimes; adya-today; api-even; sphuöam-manifested; anaparadhah-faultless; vayam-we; api-even; vitanvanah-manifesting; kantim-splendor or Šbeauty; vapushi-in the form; sharat-autumnal; akasha-in the sky; valitam-appeared; kutah-why?; na-not; tvam-You; sira-plow or club; dhvaja-banner; bhajasi-You return; vrindavanam-to Vrindavana; idam-this.

O Balarama, O holder of the plow, why do You not come to Vrindavana and show us the autumn-cloud glory of Your form and happily throw the ass-demons far away? O playful one, we have not offended You.

Note: This verse may also be interpreted in the following way:

“O Krishna, O holder of the club, why do You not come to Vrindavana and show us the autumn-cloud glory of Your form and enjoy the rasa dance with us? O playful one, Radha has not left our company.”

Text 136

na riagam sarvajna kvacid api vidhatte rati-patim
muhur dveshöi droham kalayati balad ishöa-vidhaye
ciram dhyanasakta nivasati sada saugata-ratis
tathapy asyam hamho sadaya-hridaya tvam na dayase

na-not; ragam-love; sarva-jna-O omniscient one; kvacit-somewhere; api-even; vidhatte-places; rati-of Rati-devi; patim-the husband (cupid); muhuh-constantly; dveshöi-hates; droham-injury; kalayati-performs; balat-violently; ishöa-vidhaye-for the attainment of desires; ciram-for a long time; dhyana-to meditation; asakta-attached; sada-constantly; saugata-ratih-unhappy, or happy because of Lord Buddha; tatha api-nevertheless; asyam-towards her; hamho-O; sadaya-merciful; hridaya-heart; tvam-You; na-not; dayase-have mercy.

Even though She does not love anyone, She always hates Kamadeva, She forcibly rejects all material desires, She is always rapt in meditation, and She is filled with spiritual bliss, O all-knowing Buddha, O merciful heart, You still are not kind to Her.

Text 137

pariklesha-mlecchan samada-madhu-pali-madhuraya
nikrintan netranta-pranaya-kalika-khadga-lataya
tvam asinah kalkinn iha chatura-gopahita-ratih
sadesham kurvithah pratimudita dhiradhikam idam

pariklesha-distress; mlecchan-uncivilized; samada-impassioned; madhu-pali-of bumble-bees; madhuraya-with the sweetness; nikritan-cutting down; netra-of the eyes; anta-of the corners; pranaya-love; kalika-unblossoming flower; khadga-sword; lataya-with the creeper; tvam-You; asinah-seated; kalkin-O Kalki; iha-here; ca-and; turaga-horse; upahita-placed (or chatura-charming; gopa-cowherd men, hita-ratih-affectionate); ratih-rest; sadesham-near; kurvithah-please perform; pramudita-delighted; dhira-sober; adhikam-more; idam-this.

O Kalki, seated on Your horse and with the bee-covered vine of Your sword killing the suffering barbarians You see from the corner of Your eye, please make the saintly devotees happy.

Note: This verse may also be interpreted to mean:

“O auspiciousness of the gopas, with the bee-covered sweet vine-sword of Your affectionate sidelong glances killing the barbarians that are Her sufferings, please make Radhika happy.”

Text 138

iti premodghaöastha-puöita-vaco-bhangir akhilam
tvam avedya klidyan-mukha-parisaro locana-jalaih
tato govindasya prativacana-madhvika-padavim
upasino drigbhyam kshanam avadadhithah khaga-pate

iti-thus; prema-of love of God; udghaöa-manifested; stha-situated; puöita-broken; vacah-words; bhangih-waves; akhilam-all; tvam-you; avedya-having informed; klidyat-moistened; mukha-face; parisarah-area; locana-of the eyes; jalaih-with the tears; tatah-then; govindasya-of Lord Govinda; prativacana-reply; madhvika-madhavi flowers; padavim-path; upasinah-seated; drigbhyam-with the eyes; kshanam-for a moment; avadadhithah-please be very attentive; khaga-of birds; pate-O king.

O king of birds, the waves of your words broken with symptoms of love, and your face wet with tears from your eyes, tell all this to Him. As you wait for the nectar of Lord Govinda’s reply, gaze on Him with your eyes.

Text 139

pranetavyo drishöer anubhava-patham nanda-tanayo
vidheya-gopinam bhuvana-mahitanam upakritih
iyam yamair gamya chatura mathurapi tri-chaturair
iti dvaidham nantah kalaya kalahamsi-kulapate

pranetavyah-should be brought; drishöeh-of the eyes; anubhava-of experience; patham-to the path; nanda-of Nanda Maharaja; tanayah-the son (Shri Krishna); vidheya-should be placed; gopinam-of the gopis; bhuvana-in the universe; mahitanam-worshipped; upakritih-kindness; iyam-this; yamaih-a period of three hours; gamya-approachable; chatura-swift; mathura-Mathura; api-even; tri-chaturaih-three or four; iti-thus; dvaidham-doubt; na-not; antah-within; kalaya-perform; kalahamsi-of the swans; kula-of the community; pate-O king.

Please bring Nanda’s son on the pathway to our eyes. Please do this kindness to the gopis, who are worshiped in all the worlds. O king of swans, don’t doubt that you can fly to Mathura in nine or twelve hours.

Text 140

apurva yasyantar vilasita muda sarasa-rucir
vivektum shakyete sapadi milite yena payasi
kathankaram yukto bhavatu bhavatas tasya kritino
vilambah kadambi-ramana mathura-sangama-vidhau

apurva-unprecedented; yasya-of which; antah-within; vilasati-plays; muda-with delight; sarasa-lotus flowers; rucih-desire; vivektum-to discriminate; shakyate-is able; sapadi-immediately; milite-met; yena-by whom; payasi-the two liquids (milk and water); katham-karam-how?; yuktah-engaged; bhavatu-may be; bhavatah-of you; tasya-of Him; kritinah-expert; vilambah-delay; kadambi-of the female swan; ramana-O lover; mathura-to Mathura; sangama-vidhau-in the arrival.

O swan-lover who enjoys playing in the lakes and who has the power to separate milk and water, You are very wise. Why delay your journey to Mathura?

Text 141

prapannah premanam prabhavati sada bhagavata-bhak
paracino janmavadhi-bhava-rasad bhakti-madhurah
ciram ko ‘pi shriman jayati viditah shakarataya
dhurino dhiranam adhi-dharani vaiyasakir iva

prapannah-attained; premanam-pure love of God; prabhavati-is able; sada-always; bhagavata-the pastimes and qualities of the Lord, the description of the Lord found in the Shrimad-Bhagavatam, and the Lord’s devotees; bhak-kind; paracinah-turned away; janma-birth; avadhi-etc.; bhava-of the material world; rasat-from the happiness; bhakti-devotional service to Krishna; madhurah-considering supremely beautiful; jayati-all glories; viditah-known; sa-akarataya-with great abundance; dhurinah-leader; dhiranam-of the saintly persons; adhi-dharani-on the earth; vaiyasakih-Shukadeva Gosvami; iva-like.

Eternal glories to Sakara Mallika, who is filled with spiritual love, who is learned in Srimad-Bhagavatam, who has turned from the happiness of the world of birth and death, who tastes the sweetness of devotional service, who is the leader of the devotees, and who is like Sukadeva Gosvami in this world!

Note: Before Lord Chaitanya gave him the name Sanatana, Srila Rupa Gosvami’s brother was known as Sakara Mallika.

Text 142

rasanam adharair aparicita-doshah suhridayair
murarateh krida-nibida-ghaöana-rupa-mahitah
prabandho ‘yam bandhor akhila-jagatam tasya sarasam
prabhor antah sandram pramada-laharim pallavayatu

rasanam-of the mellows of devotional service; adharaih-by the reservoirs; aparicita-doshah-unaquainted with; doshah-fault; suhridayaih-with friends; mura-of the Mura demon; arateh-of the enemy (Shri Krishna); krida-pastimes; nibida-intense; ghaöana-effort; rupa-by the form; mahitah-glorified; akhila-of all; jagatam-the universes; tasya-of Him; sarasam-of the waters; prabhoh-of the Lord; antah-within; sandram-powerful; pramada-of delight; laharim-waves; pallavayatu-may increase.

May this sweet and faultless poem, which is praised by they whose hearts are good, and which is glorious with the description of the Lord’s form and pastimes, make waves of happiness bloom in the heart of Lord Krishna, the friend of the worlds.

About the Translator:

Kusakratha das

This Translation is the work of His Grace Kusakratha prabhu (ACBSP), who departed October 2005 in Vrindavana (Krishna-Balarama-Temple). He translated over 150 different transcendental literatures under the name of “Krishna Institute”, and made it clear in his will, that no books of his should be sold, rather they should be given away for free.

Kusakratha Prabhu, a direct initiated disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, joined ISKCON in 1969. Shortly after Srila Prabhupada’s departure from this world in 1979, he began to translate and publish classical Sanskrit and Bengali Gaudiya Vaisnava works into the English language.

By excavating these literary treasures at an overwhelming rate he rejuvenated the devotees all over the world, who felt great sorrow in the absence of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Srila Prabhupada. We are grateful to Kusakratha Prabhu for bringing to light the original works of our Gaudiya Vaisnava Acaryas including the Six Goswamis of Vrindavana.

Some of the literature, that Kuskratha Prabhu has translated, is so confidentially elevated that many devotees are not yet ready to grasp it. Nevertheless, these immortal works now stand as a vast body of reference material for the Vaisnava community to consult. Aside from accurately transmitting the words of the acaryas, Kusakratha has also rendered thousands of pages of glorification of Krishna through his personal English poetic composition. Some of these compositions have been published though many have not, as of yet.

A partial list of your more than 150 Krsna Library translations follows: Vedanta Sutra, Svetasvatara Upanisad, Gopala Tapani Upanisad, Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Sri Garga Samhita, Stota-ratna, Munkunda Mala, Visnu Sahasra Nama, Madhvacarya’s Tattva-Muktavali, Sri Caitanya Bhagavat,
Srila Rupa Goswami’s Hamsaduta, Laghu-Bhagavatamrta, Lalita-Madhava, Padyavali and Stavamala; Srila Sanatana Goswami’s Hari Bhakti Vilasa and Brhad Bhagavatamrta; Srila Jiva Goswami’s Sandarbhas and Gopala Campu; Srila Ramandanda Raya’s Jagannatha Vallabha; Srila Kavi Karnapura’s Caitanya-candrodaya, Caitanya Carita and Gaura Ganodesa Dipika; Srila Narottama dasa Thakura’s Prarthana, and Prema-bhakti-candrika; Srila Prabhodananda Sarasvati’s Caitanya-candramrta and Vrndavana-mahimamrta; plus extensive works by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura, Srila Baladeva Vidyabhusana, Srila Bhaktivinoda Thakur, and others.

(Dina Sharana das and Radha-Carana das, Krishna Institute )

text pasted from http://www.prabhupada.de/kusakratha.htm

for a pdf download;prabhupada.de

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Dr. P. RameshNarayana
    Apr 13, 2017 @ 09:04:39

    Beautiful narration…… Very nice information..

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