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Song Name: Avirata Rati Bandhu Smerata
Official Name: Sri Dvitiya Kunja-vihary-astaka
Author: Rupa Goswami
Book Name: Stavamala
kavalita iva rādhāpańga-bhańgī-tarańgaiḥ
mudira-madhura-kāntir bhāti kuñje-vihārī
tata-suṣira-ghanānāḿ nādam ānaddha-bhājāḿ
janayati taruṇīnāḿ maṇḍale maṇḍitānām
taṭa-bhuvi naṭa-rāja-krīḍayā bhānu-putryā
vidadhad atula-cārīr bhāti kuñje-vihārī
śikhini kalita-ṣaḍje kokile pañcamāḍhye
svayam api nava-vaḿśyoddāmayan grāma-mukhyam
dhṛta-mṛgamada-gandhaḥ suṣṭhu gāndhāra-saḿjñaḿ
tri-bhuvana-dhṛti-hārir bhāti kuñje-vihārī
laghu laghu kusumānāḿ paryaṭan vāṭikāyām
sa-rabhasam anugītaś citra-kaṇṭhībhir uccair
vraja-nava-yuvatībhir bhāti kuñje-vihārī
stimita-karaṇa-vṛttir bhāti kuñje-vihārī
diśi diśi śuka-sārī-maṇḍalair gūḍha-līlāḥ
prakaṭam anupaṭhadbhir nirmitāścarya-pūraḥ
tad ati-rahasi vṛttaḿ preyasī-karṇa-mūle
smita-mukham abhijalpan bhāti kuñje-vihārī
tava cikura-kadambaḿ stambhate prekṣya kekī
nayana-kamala-lakṣmīr vandate kṛṣṇasāraḥ
alir alam alakāntaḿ nauti paśyeti rādhāḿ
su-madhuram anuśaḿsan bhāti kuñje-vihārī
vividha-varakalānāḿ śikṣayā sevyamānaḥ
skhalita-cikura-veśe skandha-deśe priyāyāḥ
prathita-pṛṭhula-bāhur bhāti kuñje-vihārī
idam anupama-līlā-hāri kuñje-vihāri-
smaraṇa-padam adhīte tuṣṭa-dhīr aṣṭakaḿ yaḥ
nija-guṇa-vṛtayā śrī-rādhyārādhitas taḿ
nayati nija-padābjaḿ kuñja-sadmādhirājaḥ
Lord Krsna is very beautiful, His face always graced
by charming, amorous smiles. He looks as if He is being devoured by the waves
of Radha’s sidelong glances. His jubilant face
resembles the moon, His head is decorated with a peacock feather, and His
complexion is as charming as a monsoon cloud. In this way the Lord shines with
great splendor as He enjoys pastimes in the
2) Encircled by beautifully attired gopis on the Yamuna’s shore, Krsna has them begin playing orchestral music on wind instruments, string instruments, and drums. Then that King of Dancers gracefully dances in their midst. In this way the Lord shines with great splendor as He enjoys pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana.
3) When the peacock sings the first note of the musical scale and the cuckoo the fifth, Krsna plays the most beautiful gandhara melody on His flute, thus destroying the composure of everyone in the three worlds. In this way Lord Krsna, fragrant with musk, shines with great splendor as He enjoys pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana.
4) With His matchlessly beautiful fingers Krsna grasps Radha’s fingers, and together they stroll about in a luxuriant flower garden as the young girls of Vraja sing in wonderfully melodious voices. In this way the Lord shines with great splendor as He enjoys pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana.
5) As Krsna dances in the dancing arena near the slopes of Govardhana hill, the peacocks worship Him with their dancing, the bumblebees with their singing, and the bamboos with their instrumental music as they sound in the wind. With His senses completely absorbed in this simultaneous dancing, singing, and instrumental music, the Lord shines with great splendor as He enjoys pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana.
6) By reciting descriptions of the confidential pastimes of Radha and Krsna, flocks of male and female parrots have revealed these pastimes publicly and created a wonderful flooding river of nectar. Krsna smiles as he whispers the parrots’ words in the ear of His beloved. In this way He shines with great splendor as He enjoys pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana.
7) Krsna very sweetly flatters Radha: “Look! Seeing Your beautiful hair, this peacock has become stunned. This black deer is bowing down to offer respect to the beauty of Your lotus eyes. And this bumblebee is praising Your curling hair.” In this way the Lord shines with great splendor as he enjoys pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana.
8) The multitude of gopis, who are trembling with amorous desire, serve Krsna by instructing Him in the varous details of the best art—the art of love. Following their expert instructions, He has placed His broad arm on His beloved’s shoulders where Her hair has fallen. In this way the Lord shines with great splendor as He enjoys pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana.
9) These eight prayers, which are the abode of the remembrance of Kunja-vihari, are very beautiful because they are filled with descriptions of His unparalleled pastimes. Kunja-vihari, who is worshiped by the supremely virtuous Radha and who is the king of Vrndavana forest, leads the delighted reader of these verses to His lotus feet.
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UPDATED: May 28, 2009