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Song Name: Giri Pujeyam Vihitam Kena

Official Name: Volume 1 Chapter 18 Verse 45 (65)

Author: Jiva Goswami

Book Name: Gopala Campu

Language: Sanskrit

 

 

LYRICS:

(1)

giri-pūjeyaḿ vihitaḿ kena? araci śakra-padam abhayaḿ yena

giri-pūjeyaḿ vihitaḿ kena? pūtanikā sā nihatā yena

 

(2)

giri-pūjeyaḿ vihitaḿ kena? tṛṇāvarta-tanu-dalanaḿ yena

giri-pūjeyaḿ vihitaḿ kena? yamalārjuna-tarum udakali yena

 

(3)

giri-pūjeyaḿ vihitaḿ kena? vatsa-bakāsura-hananaḿ yena

giri-pūjeyaḿ vihitaḿ kena? vyomāghāsura-maraṇaḿ yena

 

(4)

giri-pūjeyaḿ vihitaḿ kena? kāliya-damanaḿ kalitaḿ yena

giri-pūjeyaḿ vihitaḿ kena? khara-pralambaka-śamanaḿ yena

 

(5)

giri-pūjeyaḿ vihitaḿ kena? dava-yugmaḿ paripītaḿ yena

giri-pūjeyaḿ vihitaḿ kena? trasyati kaḿsaḥ satataḿ yena

 

TRANSLATION

1) Who has arranged the worship of Govardhana Hill? The One who arranged this worship is the One who freed us from the fear of Indra!

Who has arranged the worship of Govardhana Hill? The killer of the demon Putana is the One who arranged this!

 

2) Who has arranged the worship of Govardhana Hill? The One who destroyed the body of the cyclone-demon Trnavarta is the One who arranged this!

Who has arranged the worship of Govardhana Hill? The One who uprooted the twin yamala-arjuna trees is the One who arranged this!

 

3) Who has arranged the worship of Govardhana Hill? The killer of the calf demon, Vatsasura, and stork demon, Bakasura, is the One who arranged this!

Who has arranged the worship of Govardhana Hill? The killer of the flying demon, Vyomasura, and the python demon, Aghasura, is the One who arranged this!

 

4) Who has arranged the worship of Govardhana Hill? The One who subdued the cobra, Kaliya, is the One who arranged this!

Who has arranged the worship of Govardhana Hill? The killer of the donkey demon, Dhenukasura, and the demon Pralambasura is the One who arranged this!

 

5) Who has arranged the worship of Govardhana Hill? The One who swallowed two forest fires is the one who arranged this!

Who has arranged the worship of Govardhana Hill? The One who Kamsa is always afraid of!

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

This bhajan can be sung in two choruses, as a call and response. One chorus can sing the “giri-pūjeyaḿ vihitaḿ kena” part as the “call”, while the other chorus sings the remainder of the line as the response.

 

Right before the song in the original text, Srila Jiva Goswami indicates that the cowherd women sang in a call and response: half of them would sing the question portion, while in the remaining half, one by one, the cowherd woman would sing the response portion.

 

UPDATED: October 17, 2017