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Song Name: Tatala Saikate

Official Name: Kahe Visaya Mana

Author: Vidyapati

Book Name: None

Language: Maithili




tatala saikate bari bindu sama

suta mita ramani samaje

tohe visari mana, tahe samarpala

ab majhu habo kon kaje



madhava! hama parinam nirasa

tuhun jaga tarana dina doya moy

ataye tohari visoyasa



adha janama hama ninde goyayulun

jara sisu koto dina gela

nidhuvane ramani rasa range matala

tohe bhajabo kon bela



koto caturanana mari mari jaota

na tuya adi avasana

tohe janama puna tohe samaota

sagara lahari samana



bhanaye vidyapati sesa samana bhoy

tuya vina gati nahi ara

adi anadika natha kahayasi

bhava tarana bharat tohara



1) O Lord, completely forgetting You, I have offered my mind unto the society of women, children, and friends—but  this experience has been just like offering a drop of water unto the burning hot sands of the beach. How can I possibly be relieved of this great misery?


2) O Madhava! As a consequence, I am rendered totally despondent. You are the savior of the universe, and are merciful to the helpless souls. Therefore, I place my hope only in You.


3) Wandering about in a half-alive condition, I spent my life in utter disgrace. Uncountable days passed as a frivolous child and a useless old man. I have been intoxicated by the pleasure of sharing romantic adventures with beautiful young women. When will I ever get a chance to worship You?


4) Numberless Brahmas have died one after another, whereas You are without beginning or end. All of them take birth from You and are again absorbed in You, just like the waves in the ocean.


5) Vidyapati confesses than now, at the end of his life, he is fearful of death. O Lord! There is no shelter other than You. You will always remain celebrated as being the Lord of both beginning and the beginningless. Now the responsibility for my deliverance from the material world is entirely Yours.



Srila Prabhupada sang this song in one of his unedited bhajan tapes.


UPDATED: July 4, 2009