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Song Name: Cikana Kala Galaya Mala

Official Name: Song 18

Author: Govinda Dasa Kaviraja

Book Name: Padavali

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(1)

cikaṇa kālā  galāya mālā

bājaye nūpura pāya

cūḍāra phule  bhramara bule

teracha nayane cāya

 

(2)

kālindī-kūle ki pekhinu sa-i

chaliyā nāgara kāna

ghara mu yā-ite nārinu sa-i

ākula karila prāṇa

 

(3)

cānda jhalamali mayūra pākhā

cūḍāya uḍaye bāya

īṣat hāsiyāmadhura baḿśārī

madhura madhura gāya

 

(4)

rasera bhare ańga dhare

keli-kadambera helā

kulabatī satī yubatī janāra

parāṇa la-iyā khelā

 

(5)

śrabaṇe cańcala makara kuṇḍala

pindhana pińala bāsa

rāńgā utpala  caraṇa-yugala

nichani gobinda-dāsa

 

TRANSLATION

1) His black complexion glistened. A flower-garland rested on His neck. On His feet anklets jangled. Flowers adorned His hair. Black bees flew nearby. He glanced at me with crooked eyes.

 

2) Whom did I see, O gopi-friend, on the Yamuna's banks? It was the cheater Krsna, the rake Krsna. O friend, I had no power to run home. My life's breath became anxious.

 

3) The moon shone. The breeze made His peacock-feather in His crown move to and fro. He gently smiled. He sweetly played on His sweet flute.

 

4) Overcome with sweetness, He could not stand up. He leaned against a keli-kadamba tree. His sport is to cheat saintly young girls of their very life's breath.

 

5) Shark-shaped earrings swung on His ears. His garments were yellow. His feet were red lotus flowers. Govinda dasa worships Him.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

This is to be sung in Raga Sri.

 

UPDATED: June 25, 2009