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Song Name: Rtu Pati Biharati Nagara Syama

Official Name: Song 87

Author: Govinda Dasa Kaviraja

Book Name: Padavali

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(Refrain)

ṛtu-pati biharati nāgara-śyāma

rādhā rańgiṇī sańginī bāma

 

(1)

cuyā candana parimala kuńkuma

phāgu-rańge saba ańga bhari

madana-mohana heri mātala manasija

yubatī-yuta śata gā-ota horī

 

(2)

kehu dhara ambara kehu hāra hara

kehu tanu paśiyā rahalahi bhori

kehu le-i mudarī kehu le-i mūralī

dūrahiḿ dūre kehu gā-ota horī

 

(3)

ḍampha rabāba upāńga pakhoyāja

karatāla tāla su-meli kari

gobinda-dāsa pahuḿ naṭa-bara śekhara

nācata gā-ota tāla dhari

 

TRANSLATION

(Refrain) With beautiful playful Radha at His left, the dark hero Krsna enjoys pastimes in the springtime, the king of seasons.

 

1) Every limb is now covered with showers of sandal-water, red powder, and fragrant kunkuma. Gazing at Krsna, who is more enchanting than Kamadeva, hundreds of teenage gopis are overcome with amorous desires. They sing graceful songs in the festival of Holi.

 

2) Some bring cloth. Some bring necklaces. Their bodies are filled with bliss. Some bring finger-rings. Some bring flutes. From far away some come, singing the glories of Holi.

 

3) Gathering together, they play damphas, sarods, pakhawajas, and karatalas. As they play graceful rhythms, Govinda dasa's master, who is the crown of dancers, dances.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

This song is sung in Raga Basanta.

 

UPDATED: July 7, 2009