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Song Name: Namaste Sri Radhe Namaste Sri Syama

Official Name: None

Author: Rupa Goswami

Book Name: Padyavali (Rupa Goswami) / Vidagdha Madhava

Language: Sanskrit

 

 

LYRICS:

(refrain)

namaste śrī rādhe namaste śrī śyāma

 

(1)

priyaḥ so 'yaḿ kṛṣṇaḥ saha-cari kuru-kṣetra-militas

tathāhaḿ sā rādhā tad idam ubhayoḥ sańgama-sukham

tathāpy antaḥ-khelan-madhura-muralī-pańcama-juṣe

mano me kālindī-pulina-vipināya spṛhayati

 

(2)

sugandhau mākanda-prakara-makarandasya madhure

vinisyande vandī-kṛta-madhupa-vṛndaḿ muhur idam

kṛtāndolaḿ mandonnatibhir anilaiś candana-girer

mamānandaḿ vṛndā-vipinam atulaḿ tundilayati

 

(3)

kvacid bhṛńgī-gītaḿ kvacid anila-bhańgī-śiśiratā

kvacid vallī-lāsyaḿ kvacid amala-mallī-parimalaḥ

kvacid dhārā-śālī karaka-phala-pālī-rasa-bharo

hṛṣīkāṇāḿ vṛndaḿ pramadayati vṛndāvanam idam

 

(4)

balād akṣṇor lakṣmīḥ kavalayati navyaḿ kuvalayaḿ

mukhollāsaḥ phullaḿ kamala-vanam ullańghayati ca

daśāḿ kaṣṭām aṣṭā-padam api nayaty āńgika-rucir

vicitraḿ rādhāyāḥ kim api kila rūpaḿ vilasati

 

TRANSLATION

Refrain: I offer my obeisances to you, Sri Radhe. I offer my obeisances to You, Sri Syama.

 

1) [Srimati Radharani said] “My dear friend, now I have met My very old and dear friend Krsna on this field of Kuruksetra. I am the same Radharani, and now We are meeting together. It is very pleasant, but still I would like to go to the bank of the Yamuna beneath the trees of the forest there. I wish to hear the vibration of His sweet flute playing the fifth note within that forest of Vrndavana.”

 

2) [Lord Krsna said] “The sweet, fragrant honey oozing from newly grown mango buds is again and again attracting groups of bumblebees, and this forest is trembling in the softly moving breezes from the Malaya Hills, which are full of sandalwood trees. Thus the forest of Vrndavana is increasing My transcendental pleasure.”

 

3) [Lord Krsna said to Madhumangala] “My dear friend, this forest of Vrndavana is giving great pleasure to our senses in various ways. Somewhere bumblebees are singing in groups, and in some places mild breezes are cooling the entire atmosphere. Somewhere the creepers and tree twigs are dancing, the mallika flowers are expanding their fragrance, and an overabundance of juice is constantly flowing in showers from pomegranate fruits.”

 

4) [Paurnamasi said] “The beauty of Srimati Radharani’s eyes forcibly devours the beauty of newly grown blue lotus flowers, and the beauty of Her face surpasses that of an entire forest of fully blossomed lotuses. Her bodily luster seems to place even gold into a painful situation. Thus the wonderful, unprecedented beauty of Srimati Radharani is awakening in Vrndavana.”

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

The refrain is immensely popular that it is typically sung alone. Typically sung in Raga Desakara in Kaherva Tala.

 

This song was popularized by the Los Angeles Temple Bhajana Band.

 

Verse 1 is also found in the Caitanya Caritamrta, Madhya Lila, Chapter 1, Verse 76. In the purport to this verse, Srila Prabhupada cites that this is in Padyavali (387).

 

Verse 2 is also found in the Caitanya Caritamrta, Antya Lila, Chapter 1, Verse 158 and in the Vidagdha-Madhava Act 1 Verse 23.

 

Verse 3 is also found in the Caitanya Caritamrta, Antya Lila, Chapter 1, Verse 160 and in the Vidagdha-Madhava Act 1 Verse 31.

 

Verse 4 is also found in the Caitanya Caritamrta, Antya Lila, Chapter 1, Verse 161 and in the Vdagdha-Madhava Act 1 Verse 32.

 

MUSICAL NOTATION:

    Namaste Sri Radhe Namaste Sri Syama

 

UPDATED: August 2, 2017