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Song Name: Rasasara Susarorur

Official Name: Volume 5 Citra Kavitva

Author: Rupa Goswami

Book Name: Stavamala

Language: Sanskrit

 

LYRICS:

(1)

rasāsāra-susārorur

asurāriḥ sasāra saḥ

saḿsārāsir asau rāse

suriraḿsuḥ sa-sārasaḥ

 

(2)

carcoru-rocir uccorā

ruciro 'raḿ carācare

caurācāro 'cirāc cīraḿ

rucā cārur acūcurat

 

(3)

dhare dharādhara-dharaḿ

dhārādhara-dhurā-rudham

dhīra-dhīr ārarādhādhi-

rodhaḿ rādhā dhurandharam

 

(4)

ninunnānonanaḿ nūnaḿ

nānūnonnānano 'nuniḥ

nānenānaḿ ninun nenaḿ

nānaun nānānano nanu

 

(5)

gandhākṛṣṭa-gurūnmadālini vane hāra-prabhāti-plutaḿ

sampuṣṇantam upaskṛtādhvani yamī-vīci-śriyo rańjakam

sadyas tuńgita-vibhramaḿ su-nibhṛte śītānilaiḥ saukhyade

devaḿ nāga-bhujaḿ sadā rasamayaḿ taḿ naumi kańcin mude

 

(6)

rāse sārańga-sańghācita-nava-nalina-prāya-vaksaḥ-stha-dāmā

barhālāńkāra-hāra-sphurad-amala-mahā-rāga-citre jayāya

gopālo dāsa-vīthī-lalita-hita-rava-sphāra-hāsaḥ sthirātmā

navyo 'jasraḿ kṣaṇopāśrita-vitata-balo vīkṣya rańgaḿ babhāṣe

 

(7)

kala-vākya sadāloka

kalodāra milāvaka

kavalādyādbhutānūka

kanūtābhīra-bālaka

 

(8)

tāyi-sāra-dharādhārā-

tibhāyāta-madārihā

hāri-dāmatayā bhāti

rādhārādha-rasāyitā

 

(9)

malla-rańge ramayā

phulla-sārā mudedhitā

śramanīra-dharā tuṣṭā

ballavī-rāsa-devatā

 

(10)

śubhāsāra-sasāra-śrīḥ

prabhā-sāndra-masāra-bhā

bhārasā mahasāvitta

tarasā rasa-sāritām

 

(11)

rāsāvahā hāva-sārā

lalāsa sa-lālasā

balārāma māra-lāva-

hāsa-māda-damāsahā

 

(12)

tāra-prasphāra-tālam- sa-rabhasa-saralam- bhāsurāsyam- su-bhālaḿ

pāpa-ghnam- gopa-bālam- karaṇa-hara-kalam- nīra-bhṛd-vāra-nīlam

cāru-grīvam- rucālam- rata-mada-taralam- cetasā pīta-celaḿ

śīta-prasphīta-śīlam- varaya vara-balam- vāsudevam- sa-bālam

 

TRANSLATION

1) The Lord, who is a shower of nectar, whose thighs are broad, who kills the demons, and who with a sword cuts the cycle of repeated birth and death, holding a lotus flower, and filled with transcendental amorous desire, entered the rasa dance.

 

2) The Lord, who is splendidly anointed with sandal paste, whose chest is broad, and who is the most handsome person in the world of moving and nonmoving creatures, became the thief that gracefully stole the gopis' garments.

 

3) On the hill earnest Radha' worshiped the Supreme Lord, who lifted Govardhana Hill, checked the great rains, and stopped the anguish of the devotees.

 

4) Did not Lord Brahma, tears streaming down his face, recite many prayers, trying to pacify Lord Krsna, the killer of Sakatasura?

 

5) To attain spiritual bliss let me always glorify the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who, flooded with the splendor of many necklaces, maintaining the devotees, His arms snakes and His form full of nectar, enjoys transcendental pastimes in a solitary place near the charming waves of the Yamuna, in a forest decorated with many paths and filled with bumblebees maddened by the sweet fragrance, and pleasant with cooling breezes,

 

6) Lord Gopala, whose chest was decorated with a fresh lotus garland attracting many bees, who was decorated with a peacock feather, a necklace, and splendid tilaka pictures drawn in mineral colors, whose broad smiles and auspicious words delight the devotees, who is peaceful and eternally young, and who expanded into many forms during the dancing, exclaimed "Jaya!" when He saw the rasa dance arena.

 

7) O Lord who speaks sweetly, O Lord seen by the saintly devotees, O supreme artist, O protector, O Lord who wonderfully carries a lunch and many other things, O Lord followed by Siva, O Lord prayed to by Brahma, O cowherd boy, please appear before me.

 

8) The Supreme Lord, who lifted Govardhana Hill, who killed His arrogant enemies, and who is sweetly worshiped by Sri Radha, shines with great splendor.

 

9) The gopi-rasa deity, wearing the mark of Srivatsa, perspiring, and jubilant, was very happy to display His strength in the wrestling arena.

 

10) A shower of auspiciousness, handsome, and splendid as sapphire, the Lord quickly and gloriously entered the flowing streams of the nectar of rasa.

 

11) Filled with amorous desire and the wildness of youth, and His smile making Kamadeva insignificant, the best of heroes shone with great splendor as He ardently enjoyed the rasa dance.

 

12) With all your heart please accept Lord Vasudeva, who gracefully claps His hands, who is joyful and honest, whose face is a splendid moon, whose forehead is charming, who is the destroyer of sins, who is a cowherd boy, whose sweet muse charms the senses, who is dark as a host of monsoon clouds, whose neck is graceful, who trembles with transcendental bliss, who wears yellow garments, whose virtues cool the burning sufferings of material existence, and who stays in the company of the young gopis.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

The entire song is a beautiful way how the entire spectrum of art glorifies the Lord. Besides the singing of this song (music), elements of verses all have special features to them. Hence, this song is called “Citra Kavitva.” (Picture Verses)

 

Verses 1-4 are composed of a limited number of consonants. The remaining texts assume the forms of pictures.

 

Verse 5 is conceived in the form of a wheel. In the following picture lines 1, 2, and 3 are the spokes and line 4 the rim.

 

Verse 6 is conceived in the form of a serpent.

 

Verse 7 is conceived in the form of a lotus.

 

Verse 8 reads the same backwards and forwards. In Sanskrit each syllable is represented by a single letter, therefore yi-ta' is ta-yi backwards. To understand Sanskrit lettering systems, please visit the KKSongs Devanagari Guide.

 

Verse 10 is conceived in the form of a mrdanga drum, as shown in the following picture.

 

UPDATED: July 7, 2009