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Song Name: Khelata Phagu Vrndavana Candra

Official Name: Song 88

Author: Govinda Dasa Kaviraja

Book Name: Padavali

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(1)

khelata phāgu bṛndābana-canda

ṛtu-pati manamatha manoratha chanda

 

(2)

sundari-gana kara-mandali-majha

rańgiṇī prema-tarańgiṇī sāja

 

(3)

āgu phāgu de-i nāgarī nayāne

abasare nāgara cumbaye bayāne

 

(4)

cakita candra-mukhī sahacarī gahane

dhā-i dhā-ola giridhārika eka sane

 

(5)

tarala nayānī turite eka yā-i

kare saņe kāḍi muralī le-i dhā-i


(6)

ghana karatāli bhāli bhāli bola

ho ho hori tumula utarola

 

(7)

aruṇa taruṇa taru aruṇahi dharaṇī

sthala jala-cara bhela sabe eka-baraṇī

 

(8)

aruṇahi nīre aruṇa arabinda

aruṇa hṛdaye bhela dāsa gobinda

 

TRANSLATION

1)  He who is like a moon shining in Vrndavana forest enjoys pastimes of throwing red powder. He is filled with Kamadeva's desires.

 

2) In the midst of circle of beautiful gopis a blissful, reddish, wave-filled river of spiritual love flows.

 

3) She who is the great heroine of amorous pastimes showers red powder on Him. He who is the king of amorous pastimes kisses Her face.

 

4) Her moon-faced gopi friends are filled with wonder. Gathering together, they all attack Krsna.

 

5) Trembling, they run to Krsna, snatch away His flute, and flee.

 

6) "Bhali! Bhali!" the karatalas declare. There is a great tumult of, "Ho! Ho! Holi!"

 

7) The ground is now red with powder. They young trees are red. Every being moving on the ground or in the water is now one color only.

 

8) The water is red. The lotuses are red. Even Govinda dasa's heart is covered now with red.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

This song is sung in Raga Basanta.

 

UPDATED: June 28, 2009