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Song Name: Agre Kurunam Atha

Official Name: Sri Govinda Damodara Stotram

Author: Bilvamangala Thakura

Book Name: None

Language: Sanskrit

 

 

LYRICS:

(1)
agre kurūṇām atha pāṇḍavānāḿ

duḥśāsanenāhṛta-vastra-keśā

kṛṣṇā tadākrośad ananya-nāthā

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(2)

śrī kṛṣṇa viṣṇo madhu-kaiṭabhāre

bhaktānukampin bhagavan murāre

trāyasva māḿ keśava lokanātha

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(3)

vikretukāmā kila gopa-kanyā

murāri-pādārpita-citta-vṛttiḥ

dadhyādikaḿ mohavaśād avocad

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(4)

ulūkhale sambhṛta-tanḍulāḿś ca

sańghaṭṭayantyo musalaiḥ pramugdhāḥ

gāyanti gopyo janitānurāgā

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(5)

kācit karāmbhoj a-puṭe niṣaṇṇaḿ

krīḍā-śukaḿ kiḿśuka-rakta-tuṇḍam

adhyāpayām āsa saroruhākṣī

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(6)

gṛhe gṛhe gopa-vadhū-samūhaḥ

prati-kṣaṇaḿ pi˝jara-sārikānām

skhalad-giraḿ vācayituḿ pravṛtto

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(7)

paryyańkikābhājam alam kumāraḿ

prasvāpayantyo 'khila-gopa-kanyāḥ

jaguḥ prabandhaḿ svara-tāla-bandhaḿ

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(8)

rāmānujaḿ vīkṣaṇa-keli-lolaḿgopi

gеhītvā nava-nīta-golam

ābālakaḿ bālakam ājuhāva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(9)

vicitra-varṇābharaṇābhirāme-

-bhidhehi vaktrāmbuja-rājaḥaḿse

sadā madīye rasane 'gra-rańge

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(10)

ańkādhirūḍhaḿ śiśu-gopa-gūḍhaḿ

stanaḿ dhayantaḿ kamalaika-kāntam

sambodhayām āsa mudā yaśodā

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(11)

krīḍantam antar-vrajam ātmanaḿ svaḿ

samaḿ vayasyaiḥ paśu-pāla-bālaiḥ

premṇā yaśodā prajuhāva kṛṣṇaḿ

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(12)

yaśodayā gāḍham ulūkhalena

go-kaṇṭha-pāśena nibadhyamanam

ruroda mandaḿ navanīta-bhojī

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(13)

nijāńgaṇe kańkaṇa-keli-lolaḿ

gopī gеhītvā navanīta-golam

āmardayat pāṇi-talena netre

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(14)

gṛhe gṛhe gopa-vadhū-kadambāḥ

sarve militvā samavāya-yoge

puṇyāni nāmāni paṭhanti nityaḿ

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(15)

mandāra-māle vadanābhirāmaḿ

bimbādhare pūrita-veṇu-nādam

go-gopa-gopī-jana-madhya-saḿsthaḿ

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(16)

utthāya gopyo 'para-rātra-bhoge

smṛtvā yaśodā-suta-bāla-kelim

gāyanti proccair dadhi-manthayantyo

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(17)

jagdho 'tha datto navanīta-piṇḍo

gṛhe yaśodā vicikitsayantī

uvāca satyaḿ vada he murāre

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(18)

abhyarcya gehaḿ yuvatiḥ pravṛddha-

-prema-pravāhā dadhi nirmamantha

gāyanti gopyo 'tha sakhī-sametā

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(19)

kvacit prabhāte dadhi-pūrṇa-pātre

nikṣipya manthaḿ yuvatī mukundam

ālokya gānaḿ vividhaḿ karoti

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(20)

krīḍāparaḿ bhojana-majjanārthaḿ

hitaiṣiṇī strī tanujaḿ yaśodā

ājūhavat prema-pari-plutākṣī

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(21)

sukhaḿ śayānaḿ nilaye ca viṣṇuḿ

devarṣi-mukhyā munayaḥ prapannāḥ

tenācyute tanmayatāḿ vrajanti

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(22)

vihāya nidrām aruṇodaye ca

vidhāya kṛtyāni ca vipramukhyāḥ

vedāvasāne prapaṭhanti nityaḿ

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(23)

vṛndāvane gopa-gaṇāś ca gopyo

vilokya govinda-viyoga-khinnam

rādhāḿ jaguḥ sāśru-vilocanābhyāḿ

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(24)

prabhāta-sa˝cāra-gatā nu gāvas

tad-rakṣaṇārthaḿ tanayaḿ yaśodā

prābodhayat pāṇi-talena mandaḿ

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(25)

pravāla-śobhā iva dīrgha-keśā

vātāmbu-parṇāśana-pūta-dehāḥ

mūle tarūṇāḿ munayaḥ paṭhanti

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(26)

evaḿ bruvāṇā virahāturā bhṛśāḿ

vraja-striyaḥ kṛṣṇa-viṣikta-mānasāḥ

visṛjya lajjāḿ ruruduḥ sma su-svaraḿ

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

 (27)

gopī kadācin maṇi-pi˝jara-sthaḿ

śukaḿ vaco vācayituḿ pravṛttā

ānanda-kanda vraja-candra kṛṣṇa

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(28)

go-vatsa-bālaiḥ śiśu-kāka-pakṣaḿ

badhnantam ambhoja-dalāyatākṣam

uvāca mātā cibukaḿ gеhītvā

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(29)

prabhāta-kāle vara-vallavaughā

go-rakṣaṇārthaḿ dhṛta-vetra-daṇḍāḥ

ākārayām āsur anantam ādyam

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(30)

jalāśaye kāliya-mardanāya

yadā kadambād apatan murāre

gopāńganāś cakruśur etya gopā

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(31)

akrūram āsādya yadā mukundaś

cāpotsavārthaḿ mathurāḿ praviṣṭaḥ

tadā sa paurair jayatīty abhāсi

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(32)

kaḿsasya dūtena yadaiva nītau

vṛndāvanāntād vasudeva-sūnau

ruroda gopī bhavanasya madhye

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(33)

sarovare kāliya-nāga-baddhaḿ

śiśuḿ yaśodā-tanayaḿ niśamya

cakrur luṭantyaḥ pathi gopa-bālā

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(34)

akrūra-yāne yadu-vaḿśa-nāthaḿ

saḿgacchamānaḿ mathurāḿ nirīkṣya

ūcur viyogāt kila gopa-bālā

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(35)

cakranda gopī nalinī-vanānte

kṛṣṇena hīnā kusume śayānā

praphulla-nīlotpala-locanābhyāḿ

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(36)

mātā-pitṛbhyāḿ parivāryamāṇā

gehaḿ praviṣṭā vilalāpa gopī

āgatya māḿ pālaya viśvanātha

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(37)

vṛndāvana-sthaḿ harim āśu buddhvā

gopī gatā kāpi vanaḿ niśāyām

tatrāpy adṛṣṭvāti-bhayād avocad

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(38)

sukhaḿ śayānā nilaye nije 'pi

nāmāni viṣṇoḥ pravadanti martyāḥ

te niścitaḿ tanmayatāḿ vrajanti

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(39)

sā nīrajākṣīm avalokya rādhāḿ

ruroda govinda-viyoga-khinnām

sakhī praphullotpala-locanābhyāḿ

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(40)

jihve rasaj˝e madhura-priyā tvaḿ

satyaḿ hitaḿ tvāḿ paramaḿ vadāmi

āvarṇayethā madhurākṣarāṇi

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(41)

ātyantika-vyādhiharam janānāḿ

cikitsakaḿ veda-vido vadanti

saḿsāra-tāpa-traya-nāśa-bījaḿ

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(42)

tātāj˝ayā gacchati rāmacandre

sa-lakṣmaṇe 'raṇyacaye sa-sīte

cakranda rāmasya nijā janitrī

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(43)

ekākinī daṇḍaka-kānanāntāt

sā nīyamānā daśakandhareṇa

sītā tadākrośad ananya-nāthā

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(44)

rāmādviyuktā janakātmajā sā

vicintayantī hṛdi rāma-rūpam

ruroda sītā raghunātha pāhi

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(45)

prasīda viṣṇo raghu-vaḿśa-nātha

surāsurāṇāḿ sukha-duḥkha-heto

ruroda sītā tu samudra-madhye

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(46)

antar-jale grāha-gṛhīta-pādo

visṛṣṭā-vikliṣṭa-samasta-bandhuḥ

tadā gajendro nitarāḿ jagāda

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(47)

haḿsadhvajaḥ śańkhayuto dadarśa

putraḿ kaṭāhe prapatantam enam

puṇyāni nāmāni harer japantaḿ

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(48)

durvāsaso vākyam upetya kṛṣṇā

sā cābravīt kānana-vāsinīśam

antaḥpraviṣṭaḿ manasājuhāva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(49)

dhyeyaḥ sadā yogibhir aprameyaḥ

cintā-haraś cintita-pārijātaḥ

kastūrikā-kalpita-nīla-varṇo

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(50)

saḿsāre-kūpe patito 'tyagādhe

mohāndha-pūrṇe viṣayābhitapte

karāvalambaḿ mama dehi viṣṇo

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(51)

tvām eva yāce mama dehi jihve

samāgate daṇḍa-dhare kṛtānte

vaktavyam evaḿ madhuraḿ su-bhaktyā

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(52)

bhajasva mantraḿ bhava-bandha-muktyai

jihve rasaj˝e su-labhaḿ manoj˝am

dvaipāyanādyair munibhiḥ prajaptam

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(53)

gopāla vaḿśīdhara rūpa-sindho

lokeśa nārāyaṇa dīna-bandho

ucca-svarais tvaḿ vada sarvadaiva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(54)

jihve sadaiva bhaja sundarāṇi

nāmāni kṛṣṇasya manoharāṇi

samasta-bhaktārti-vināśanāni

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(55)

govinda govinda hare murāre

govinda govinda mukunda kṛṣṇa

govinda govinda rathāńga-pāṇe

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(56)

sukhāvasāne tv idam eva sāraḿ

duḥkhāvasāne tv idam eva geyam

dehāvasāne tv idam eva jāpyaḿ

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(57)

durvāra-vākyaḿ parigṛhya kṛṣṇā

mṛgīva bhītā tu kathaḿ katha˝cit

sabhāḿ praviṣṭā manasājuhāva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(58)

śrī kṛṣṇa rādhāvara gokuleśa

gopāla govardhana-nātha viṣṇo

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(59)

śrīnātha viśveśvara viśva-mūrte

śrī devakī-nandana daitya-śatro

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(60)

gopīpate kaḿsa-ripo mukunda

lakṣmīpate keśava vāsudeva

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(61)

gopī-janāhlāda-kara vrajeśa

go-cāraṇāraṇya-kṛta-praveśa

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(62)

prāṇeśa viśvambhara kaiṭabhāre

vaikuṇṭha nāṛāyaṇa cakra-pāṇe

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(63)

hare murāre madhusūdanādya

śrī rāma sītāvara rāvaṇāre

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(64)

śrī yādavendrādri-dharāmbujākṣa

go-gopa-gopī-sukha-dāna-dakṣa

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(65)

dharābharottāraṇa-gopa-veśa

vihāra-līlā-kṛta-bandhu-śeṣa

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(66)

bakī-bakāghāsura-dhenukāre

keśī-tṛṇāvarta-vighāta-dakṣa

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(67)

śrī jānakī-jīvana rāmacandra

niśācarāre bharatāgrajeśa

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(68)

nārāyaṇānanta hare nṛsiḿha

prahlāda-bādhāhara he kṛpālo

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(69)

līlā-manuṣyākṛti-rāma-rūpa

pratāpa-dāsī-kṛta-sarva-bhūpa

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(70)

śrī kṛṣṇa govinda hare murāre

he nātha nārāyaṇa vāsudeva

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

(71)

vaktuḿ samartho 'pi na vakti kaścid

aho janānāḿ vyasanābhimukhyam

jihve pibasvāmṛtam etad eva

govinda dāmodara mādhaveti

 

TRANSLATION

1) Before the assembled Kurus and Pandavas, when Duhsasana caught her hair and clothing,  Krsna (Draupadi), having no other Lord, cried out, " Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

2) O Lord Krsna, Visnu, enemy of the Madhu and Kaitabha demons; O Supreme Personality of Godhead, enemy of Mura, merciful upon the devotees; O Kesava, Lord of the worlds, Govinda, Damodara, Madhava, please deliver me.

3) Though desiring to sell milk, dahi, butter, etc., the mind of a young gopi was so absorbed in the lotus feet of Krsna that instead of calling out "Milk for sale," she bewilderedly said, "Govinda!", Damodara!", and "Madhava!"
 
4) Their grinding-mortars full of grains, the gopis minds are overcome as they thresh with their pestles, singing "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

5) A lotus-eyed girl instructed the red-beaked pet parrot that was seated in the cup of her lotus hand; she said, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava . . ." 

6) In each and every house, a bevy of gopa-women is engaged in making the caged parrots constantly utter with broken words, "Govinda," "Damodara," and Madhava."

 

7) With the little boy lying in the swing, all of the gopis used to expertly sing compositions set to musical notes and rhythm; they went, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava," while putting Him to rest.
 
8) The younger brother of Balarama, playing mischieviously, was dodging about her with restless eyes. Taking a ball of fresh butter to lure Him over, that gopi called Him: "O Govinda, Damodara, Madhava . . ." 

9) O my tongue, since my mouth has become like a lotus by dint of the presence there of these eloquent, ornamental, delightful syllables, you are like the swan that plays there. As your foremost pleasure, always articulate the names, "Govinda," "Damodara," and "Madhava." 

10) The one and only Lord of Laksmi, in the form of a little cowherd baby, sat on Mother Yasoda lap drinking her breast-milk. Merged in bliss, she addressed Him as "Govinda," "Damodara," and "Madhava." 

11) In Vraja-dhama, Krsna was playing with His playmates, the boys of His age who protected the animals. With great love, Mother Yasoda called out to her own son, "O Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

12) Being firmly tied to the grinding mortar with a cow's rope by Mother Yasoda, the plunderer of butter softly whimpered. "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava."

13) In His own courtyard, Krsna was carelessly playing with a bracelet. A gopi took a ball of butter to Him, and shutting His eyes with her palm, she distracted Him, "O Govinda, Damodara, Madhava . . .(Guess what I have for you!)"

14) In house after house, groups of gopis gather on various occasions, and together they always chant the transcendental names of Krsna--"Govinda, Damodara, and Madhava."

 

15) His face is pleasing, and the flute pursed at His lips is filled with divine sound. Amidst the cows, gopas, and gopis, He stands at the base of a coral tree. Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!

16) Rising early during the brahma-muhurta, and remembering the childish activities of the son of Yasodadevi, the gopis loudly sing while churning butter--"Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

17) Having churned and then set aside a fresh lump of butter in the house, Mother Yasoda was now suspicious--it had been eaten. She said, "Murari! Govinda, Damodara, Madhava, now tell me the truth!" 

18) Having finished the worship at home, a young gopi, like a strong current of love for Krsna, churns butter, and then joins all the gopis and their friends and they sing, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"
 
19) One time, early in the morning, just as a girl had put aside her churn in a pot full of butter--she saw Mukunda. She then began to sing songs in various ways, about Govinda, Damodara, and Madhava.

20) Without having bathed or eaten, Krsna was absorbed in play. Overwhelmed with affection, mother Yasoda, who thought only of her son's welfare, called out, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava! (Come, take your bath and eat something.)"

21) Devarsi Narada and other munis are always surrendered to Lord Visnu, who happily rests upon His couch. They always chant the names of "Govinda," "Damodara," and "Madhava," and thus they attain spiritual forms similar to His. 

22) Rising at dawn, having performed their rituals and chanted Vedic hymns, the best of the learned brahmanas always loudly chant, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

23) In Vrndavana, seeing Sri Radhika overwhelmed with separation from Govinda, groups of gopas and gopis sang, with tears in their lotus eyes, "Govinda! Damodara! O Madhava!"

24) The cows having already gone out to graze early in the morning, mother Yasoda gently roused her sleeping son with the palm of her hand, softly saying, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava."

25) With long, matted hair the color of coral, and bodies purified by eating only leaves, water, and air, the sages sit beneath the trees and chant, "Govinda," "Damodara," and "Madhava."

26)* After speaking these words, the ladies of Vraja, who were so attached to Krsna, felt extremely agitated by their imminent separation from Him. They forgot all worldly shame and loudly cried out, 'O Govinda! O Damodara! O Madhava!'"

 

27) Sometimes a gopi is engaged in teaching a parrot within a jeweled cage to recite names like: "Ananda-kanda" (source of bliss), "Vraja-candra", "Krsna," "Govinda," "Damodara," and "Madhava."

28) The lotus-eyed Lord was tying the sikha of a cowherd boy to the tail of a calf when His mother caught Him, lifted up His chin, and said, "Govinda! Damodara! Madhava!"

29) In the early morning a group of His favorite cowherd boys arrived, stick-canes in hand, to take care of the cows. They addressed the unlimited, primeval Personality of Godhead, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

 

30) When Lord Murari jumped from the Kadamba branch into the water to chastise the Kaliya serpent, all the gopis and cowherd boys went there and cried out, "Oh! Govinda! Damodara! Madhava!"

31) After Lord Mukunda had met with Akrura and entered Mathura to attend the ceremony of breaking the bow of Kamsa, all the citizens then shouted, "Jaya Govinda! Jaya Damodara! Jaya Madhava!"

32) When both sons of Vasudeva had actually been taken out of Vrndavana by the messenger of Kamsa, Yasoda sobbed within the house, crying, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

33) Hearing how the son of Yasoda, who was but a child, was wrapped within the coils of the Kaliya serpent at the pond, the cowherd boys cried "Govinda! Damodara! Madhava!" and scurried down the path. 

34) Seeing the Lord of the Yadus proceeding towards Mathura upon Akrura's chariot, the cowherd boys, upon realization of their impending separation, said, "O Govinda! Damodara, Madhava! (Where are you going? Are You actually leaving us now?) 

35) At the edge of a lotus forest, a gopi lay down upon the bed of flowers, bereft of Krsna. Tears flowed from her lotus eyes as she wept, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava."

36) Being severely restricted by her mother and father, a lamenting gopi entered her house, thinking, "Now that I have arrived home, save me, O Lord of the universe! O Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

37) Thinking that Krsna was in the forest, a gopi fled into the forest in the middle of night. But seeing that Krsna wasn't actually there, she became very fearful, and cried, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

38) Even the ordinary mortals comfortably seated at home who chant the names of Visnu, "Govinda, Damodara," and "Madhava," certainly attain (at least) the liberation of having a form similar to that of the Lord.  

39) Seeing Srimati Radharani crying from the pangs of separation from Govinda, the blooming lotus eyes of Radha's girlfriend also filled with tears, and she too cried, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava."

40) O my tongue, you are fond of sweet things and are of discriminating taste; I tell you the highest truth, which is also the most beneficial. Please just recite these sweet syllables: "Govinda," "Damodara," and "Madhava." 

41) The knowers of the Vedas say that this is the cure-all of the worst diseases of mankind, and that this is the seed of the destruction of the threefold miseries of material existence--"Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

42) Upon Ramacandra's going into the forest due to his father's order, along with Laksmana and Sita, His mother cried, "O Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

43) Left there alone, Sita was carried out of the forest by the ten-headed Ravana. At that time, accepting no other Lord, Sita cried, "O Govinda! Damodara! Madhava!"

44) Separated from Rama, the daughter of King Janaka was completely anxious, and with the form of Rama within her heart, she cried, "O Raghunatha! Protect me! O Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

45) "O Lord Visnu, be gracious! Lord of the Raghu clan, cause of the happiness and distress of gods and demons alike, O Govinda, Damoadara, Madhava!" Thus Sita cried as She was being carried over the middle of the ocean.

46) Caught by his foot and pulled into the water, Gajendra, his friends all harassed and frightened away, then called out incessantly, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

 

47) Along with his priest Sankhayuta, King Hamsadhvaja saw his son Sudhanva falling into a vat, but the boy was chanting the transcendental names of Hari, Govinda, Damodara, and Madhava.

48) Accepting Durvasa Muni's request (that she feed his many disciples though she hadn't the means) Draupadi mentally called out to the Lord from within her heart, the Lord of forest dwellers. She said, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

49) He is always meditated upon by the yogis as being inscrutable. He is the remover of all anxieties, and is the desire-tree of all that is desired. His bluish complexion is as attractive as Kasturika. Govinda! Damodara! Madhava!
  
50) I am fallen into the deep, dark well of material life, which is full of illusion and blind ignorance, and I am tormented by sensual existence. O my Lord, Visnu, Govinda, Damodara, Madhava, please grant me Your supporting hand to uplift me.

51) O my tongue, I ask only this, that upon my meeting the bearer of the scepter of chastisement (Yamaraja), you will utter this sweet phrase with great devotion:  "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

52) O my tongue, O knower of rasa, for release from the hellish bondage of material existence, just worship the charming and easily obtained mantra that is chanted by Vedavyasa and other sages:  "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!" 

53) You should always and everywhere loudly chant, "Gopala, Vamsidhara, O ocean of beauty, Lord of the worlds, Narayana, O friend of the poor, Govinda, Damodara," and "Madhava."

54) O my tongue, always worship these beautiful, enchanting names of Krsna, "Govinda, Damodara," and "Madhava," which destroy all the obstacles of the devotees.

55) "O Govinda, Govinda, Hari, Murari! O Govinda, Govinda, Mukunda, Krsna! O Govinda, Govinda! O holder of the chariot wheel! O Govinda! O Damodara! O Madhava!"

56) Indeed, this is the essence found upon ceasing the affairs of mundane happiness. And this too is to be sung after the cessation of all sufferings. This alone is to be chanted at the time of death of one's material body--"Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

57) Somehow or other accepting the unavoidable command of Duhsasana, Draupadi, like a frightened doe, entered the assembly of princes and within her mind cried out to the Lord, "Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

58) O tongue, drink only these nectarean names, "Sri Krsna, dearmost of Sri Radha, Lord of Gokula, Gopala, Lord of Govardhana, Visnu, Govinda, Damodara," and "Madhava."

59) "Srinatha, Lord of the universe, form of the universe, beautiful son of Devaki, O enemy of the demons, Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!" O my tongue, just drink this nectar.

60) "Lord of the gopis, enemy of Kamsa, Mukunda, husband of Laksmidevi, Kesava, son of Vasudeva, Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!" O my tongue, just drink this nectar.

61) "O You who give bliss to the gopis! Lord of Vraja, You who have entered the forest for herding the cows, O Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!" O my tongue, just drink this nectar.

62) "O Lord of my life! Upholder of the universe, foe of Kaitabha, Vaikuntha, Narayana, holder of the Sudarsana-cakra! Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!" O my tongue, just drink this nectar.

63) "O Lord Hari, enemy of Mura, Madhusudana, Sri Rama, dearmost of Sita, enemy of Ravana, Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!" O tongue, now just drink this nectar.

64) "O best of the Yadus, O bearer of Govardhana hill, O lotus-eyed expert in giving happiness to the cows, the gopas, and the gopis, Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!" O tongue, please just drink this nectar.

65) "O uplifter of the earth's burdens in the guise of a cowherd boy, O Lord of sportive pastimes in which Ananta-sesa has become Your brother! O Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!" O my tongue, just drink this nectar.

66) "O enemy of Baki, Bakasura, Aghasura, and Dhenuka, O Lord who expertly smashed Kesi and Trnavarta!" O tongue, just drink this nectar--"Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

67) "O Ramacandra, O life and soul of the beautiful daughter of Janaka Maharaja, enemy of the night-roving demons, O elder brother of Bharata!" O my tongue, just drink this nectar--"Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

68) "O Lord Narayana, Ananta, Hari, Nrsimhadeva, remover of the afflictions of Prahlada, O merciful Lord! Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!" O my tongue, simply drink this nectar.

69) O Lord who assumed the man-like form of Rama, who by dint of Your prowess, turned all other kings into Your servants! "O Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!" O tongue, just drink this nectar.

70) "Sri Krsna! Govinda! Hari! Murari! O Lord, Narayana, Vasudeva!" O tongue, please drink only this nectar--"Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!" 

71) Even though anyone is able to chant, still no one does. Alas! How determined people are for their own undoing! O tongue, just drink the nectar of these names--"Govinda, Damodara, Madhava!"

 

Remarks/ Extra Information:

This verse is identical with Srimad Bhagavatam, 10. 39.31; it describes the gopis' reaction to Akrura's taking Krsna and Balarama away from Vrndavana.

 

Many Vaisnava organizations sing the first verse of the song Karavindena Padaravindam, followed by verses 70, 3, 14, 38, 54, 56, 58, 40, and 51 in that order.

 

Verse 70 is very popular and comes from this song.

 

UPDATED: October 16, 2015