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Song Name: Kunkumakta Kancanabja

Official Name: Chapter 2 Verses 59-67; Radhikastakam

Author: Krsnadasa Kaviraja

Book Name: Govinda Lilamrta (Suka Sari Stava)

Language: Sanskrit

 

 

LYRICS:

(1)

kuńkumākta-kāńcanābja-garva-hāri-gaurabhā

pītanāńcitābja-gandha-kīrti-nindi-saurabhā

ballaveśa-sūnu-sarva-vāńcitārtha-sādhikā

mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā

 

(2)

kauravinda-kānti-nindi-citra-paṭṭa-śāṭikā

kṛṣṇa-matta-bhṛńga-keli-phulla-puṣpa-vāṭikā

kṛṣṇa-nitya-sańgamārtha-padma-bandhu-rādhikā

mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā

 

(3)

saukumārya-sṛṣṭa-pallavāli-kīrti-nigrahā

candra-candanotpalendu-sevya-śīta-vigrahā

svābhimarśa-ballavīśa-kāma-tāpa-bādhikā

mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā

 

(4)

viśva-vandya-yauvatābhivanditāpi yā ramā

rūpa-navya-yauvanādi-saḿpadā na yat-samā

śīla-hārda-līlayā ca sā yato ‘sti nādhikā

mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā

 

(5)

rāsa-lāsya-gīta-narma-sat-kalāli-paṇḍitā

prema-ramya-rūpa-veśa-sad-guṇāli-maṇḍitā

viśva-navya-gopa-yoṣid-ālito ‘pi yādhikā

mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā

 

(6)

nitya-navya-rūpa-keli-kṛṣṇa-bhāva-sampadā

kṛṣṇa-rāga-bandha-gopa-yauvateṣu kampadā

kṛṣṇa-rūpa-veśa-keli-lagna-sat-samādhikā

mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā

 

(7)

sveda-kampa-kaṇṭakāśru-gadgadādi-sańcitā

marṣa-harṣa-vāmatādi-bhāva-bhuṣaṇāńcitā

kṛṣṇa-netra-toṣi-ratna-maṇḍanāli-dādhikā

mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā

 

(8)

yā kṣaṇārdha-kṛṣṇa-viprayoga-santatoditā-

neka-dainya-cāpalādi-bhāva-vṛnda-moditā

yatna-labdha-kṛṣṇa-sańga-nirgatākhilādhikā

mahyam ātma-pāda-padma-dāsya-dāstu rādhikā

 

(9)

aṣṭakena yas tv anena nauti kṛṣṇa-vallabhāḿ

darśane ‘pi śailajādi-yoṣidāli-durlabhām

kṛṣṇa-sańga-nanditātma-dāsya-sīdhu-bhājanaḿ

taḿ karoti nanditāli-sańcayāśu sā janam

 

TRANSLATION

1) Her splendorous golden complexion steals the pride of a golden lotus flower anointed with a tinge of red kunkum (vermillion). Her sweet fragrance mocks the fame of the aroma of a lotus flower sprinkled with saffron powder. She is fully qualified to fulfill all the desires of the son of the king of the cowherd men. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

 

2) Her amazing and colorful silken garments make the splendor of red coral feel ashamed. She is a garden of blossoming flowers where the maddened bumble-bee named Krsna performs amorous pastimes. She worships the Sun-god daily in order to attain the continual association of Her beloved Krsna. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

 

3) Her charming youthful delicacy negates the fame of the freshly-sprouted leaves. Her refreshing form is worthy of being served by the cooling moon, sandalwood paste, lotus flowers, and camphor. When She touches the master of the gopis, She dispels the burning heat of His lusty desires. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

 

4) Although the goddess of fortune, Laksmi Devi, is adored by other youthful goddesses, who are themselves, glorified throughout the universe, still she is nowhere near Sri Radhika in the matter of beauty, praiseworthy youthfulness, or other divine feminine opulences. There is no one in the material or the spiritual worlds that is superior to Radhika in the expression of naturally loving pastimes. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

 

5) She is very learned in many transcendental arts, such as performing in the rasa dance, singing, and joking. She is decorated with many divine qualities, such as loving nature, exquisite beauty, and wonderful garments and ornaments. Even among the cowherd damsels of Vraja, who are praised by the entire universe, She is the best in every way. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

 

6) She possesses the opulences of eternal youthful beauty, eternal pastimes, and eternal love for Krsna. Her ecstatic feelings of love for Krsna cause the gopis, who are also in love with Krsna, to tremble. She is always attached to meditating on Sri Krsna’s beautiful form, ornaments, garments, and pastimes. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

 

7) She is graced with eight ecstatic symptoms (sattvika-bhava), such as trembling, perspiring, standing up on bodily hairs, tears, faltering of the voice, and so forth. She is adorned with different ecstatic emotional ornaments, such as impatience, joy, contrariness, and so forth. She is decorated with beautiful jewels that give total delight to the eyes of Krsna. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

 

8) If She is apart from Krsna, for even half a moment, She becomes stricken with wretched suffering, restlessness, and a multitude of other ecstatic symptoms of separation. When She regains the association of Krsna after some effort, then all of Her anguish immediately vanishes. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

 

9) It is very difficult for Parvati and other exalted goddesses to attain even a glimpse of Srimati Radharani, who is dear to Lord Krsna. But if someone glorifies Her by reciting these eight verses, then She who is delighted by Krsna’s continuous association will grant the sweet nectar of Her personal service to that person, who thereby enters the assembly of Her similarly delighted girlfriends.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

This song complements the Sri Krsna Candrastakam.

 

UPDATED: September 7, 2016