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Song Name: Dekha Dekha Aparupa Gaura Vilasa
Official Name: None
Author: Balarama Dasa
Book Name: None
dekha dekha aparupa gaura-bilasa
lakha yubati rati yo guru lampata
so aba karala sannyasa
aruna basana sobhe ange
ra-i parara rasa-range
yo braja-badhu-gana dadha-bhuja-bandhana
abirata rahata agora
so tanu pulake purita asa dhara dhara
nayane galaye prema-lora
yo nata-bara ghana-syama kalebara
kahaye balarama nata-bara so aba
akincana ghare ghare prema-bhikhari
(Refrain) Look! Look at Lord Gaura’s wonderful pastimes! The great debauchee who loved millions of girls now has accepted sannyasa.
1) In the past He bore marks of red from the kunkuma on the gopis’ breasts. Now a saffron garment decorates His limbs. In the past He was delighted by Srimati Radharani’s sweet touch. Now His fair body rebukes the splendor of gold.
2) In the past He was tightly bound by the vraja-gopis’ arms. Now He is always overcome with the ecstasy of a devotee’s spiritual love. Now the hairs of His body stand erect in spiritual love. Now tears of spiritual love stream from His eyes.
He was the graceful dancer whose body was dark like a monsoon cloud, the dancer
who enjoyed pastimes in
This is to be sung in Raga Kedara.
UPDATED: June 25, 2009