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Song Name: Dhani Dhani Aparupa Rasa Bihari
Official Name: Song 78
Author: Govinda Dasa Kaviraja
Book Name: Padavali
dhani dhani aparūpa rāsa-bihāra
thira bijura sańe cańcala jaladhara
rasa barakhiye anibāra
kāńcana maṇi-gaṇa janu niramā-ola
mājhahi mājha mahā-marakata sama
śyāma naṭa-bara rāja
kata kata canda timira para bilasa-i
timirahi kata kata cānde
kanaka-latāye tamālaha kata kata
duhu duhu tanu tanu bāndhe
kata kata paduminī pańcama gā-ota
madhukara dharu śruti-bhāṣa
madhukara mili kata paduminī gā-ota
(Refrain) O beautiful gopi, O beautiful gopi, there is the wonderful rasa-dance pastime. Radha and Krsna are like a stationary lightning flash and restless monsoon cloud that together shower without stop a great monsoon of nectar.
1) Glistening like a gold and jewel necklace, the gopis form a circle. In that circle's center of centers is Lord Krsna, the king of dancers. He glistens like a great sapphire there.
2) How many moons now glisten in the darkness of this night? How many moons now glisten in the darkness of this night? How many golden vines now embrace how many tamala trees? One couple after another are now bound in an embrace.
3) How many lotus like girls sing melodies in the fifth note? How many black bee teenage boys chant the hymns of the Vedas? How many such lotus girls and black bee boys meet and sing charming melodies together? Govinda dasa is charmed by their music.
This song is sung in Raga Tilak Kamod.
UPDATED: June 25, 2009