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Song Name: Kaliya Damana Dina Naha

Official Name: Song 10

Author: Govinda Dasa Kaviraja

Book Name: Padavali

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(Refrain)

kāliya-damana dīna-nāha

kālindī-kūla kadamba chāha

 

(1)

kata kata braja naba bālā

pekhalu janu thira bijarīka mālā

 

(2)

tohe kaho subala sāńgāti

tabadhari hāma jāni dibā rāti

 

(3)

tahi dhani maṇi du-i cāri

tahi mano-mohinī eka nārī

 

(4)

so rahu majhu mane paṭhi

manasija dhūme ghuma nāhi diṭhi

 

(5)

anukhaṇa tahita samādhi

ko jāne kaichana biraha-biyādhi

 

(6)

dine dine kṣīṇa bhela dehā

gobinda-dāsa kaha aiche naba-lehā

 

TRANSLATION

(Refrain) Krsna, who is the Lord of the poor and meek and the hero that vanquished Kaliya, stays in a kadamba tree's shade on the Yamuna's banks.

 

1) (Lord Krsna says:) How many girls of Vraja have I seen? Still, this one girl is splendid like a garland of unmoving lightning flashes,

 

2) O friend Subala, I tell you: from that moment I no longer know whether it is day or night.

 

3) In that place were two or four beautiful girls splendid like glistening jewels. But only one of those girls cast a spell on My heart.

 

4) I keep that girl in my heart. My heart is filled with the smoke of Kamadeva's flames. Lost in the smoke, I cannot see the directions.

 

5) Moment after moment I am rapt in thinking of this girl. I know nothing but Her. I am overcome by the fever of separation from Her.

 

6) Day after day my body becomes more thin and emaciated. Govinda dasa says: These are the signs of new love.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

This song is sung in Raga Gandhara.

 

UPDATED: June 28, 2009