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Song Name: Rtu Pati Biharati Nagara Syama
Official Name: Song 87
Author: Govinda Dasa Kaviraja
Book Name: Padavali
ṛtu-pati biharati nāgara-śyāma
rādhā rańgiṇī sańginī bāma
cuyā candana parimala kuńkuma
phāgu-rańge saba ańga bhari
madana-mohana heri mātala manasija
yubatī-yuta śata gā-ota horī
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
ḍampha rabāba upāńga pakhoyāja
karatāla tāla su-meli kari
gobinda-dāsa pahuḿ naṭa-bara śekhara
nācata gā-ota tāla dhari
(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.
This song is sung in Raga Basanta.
UPDATED: July 7, 2009