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Gita Govinda

Author: Jayadeva Goswami

Year: cerca 1100

Language: Sanskrit

The Gita Govinda (“the Song of Lord Govinda”) is a celebrated songbook written by Srila Jayadeva Goswami. It was written in the twelfth century. Even though he was on earth prior to Lord Caitanya’s appearance, his teachings and philosophy was in line with the sampradaya of Lord Caitanya. During the writing of the Gita Govinda, Jayadeva Goswami wrote that Srimati Radha’s feet are on the head of Sri Krsna (being that She is Superior to Krsna), however, he erased that and took a bath. When he returned, he saw that sentence he erased reappear. This is evidence that Sri Krsna wanted that line in the song. These unique songs of the Gita Govinda sing of the transcendental pastimes of Radha and Krsna and the gopis. Each song is followed by introductory stanzas serving as a prelude to the song. Similarly, each song ends with conclusive verses. The nature of the songs presented in the Gita Govinda are very intimate, and can only be appreciated with advanced and mature devotees. Even Lord Caitanya never talked about or sung the Gita Govinda publicly, although He enjoyed these songs privately with a small group of intimate associates.


Therefore, only has some of the songs of the Gita Govinda here.


Songs of the Gita Govinda on KKSongs:

Candana Carcita Nila Kalevara

Natha Hari Jagannatha Hari

Pralaya Payodhi Jale

Radhika Krsna Radhika Tava Virahe Kesava

Rase Harim Iha Vihita

Srita Kamala Kuca

Yamihe Kamiha Saranam


UPDATED: March 9, 2012