Topic: Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka

Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka – Song Eight

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers in Glorification of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī) - Song 8 (1) rādha-bhajane jadi mati nāhi bhelā kṛṣṇa-bhajana tava akāraṇa gelā
 1) If your desire for the worship of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī does not come about, then your so-called worship of Kṛṣṇa is completely useless. (2) ātapa-rohita sūraya nāhi jāni rādhā-virahita mādhava nāhi māni
 2) Just as I never know the sun to be without without sunlight, so I do not care to regard Mādhava without Rādhā. (3) kevala mādhava pūjaye so ajñānī rādhā anādara koro-i abhimānī
 3) One Read More...

Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka – Song Seven

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers in Glorification of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī) - Song 7 (11) śata-koṭi gopī mādhava-man 

rākhite nāri lokori' jatan
 11) Millions of cowherd damsels are unable to please the mind of Mādhava although endeavoring to do so.
 (12) venu-gīte ḍākerādhikā-nām 'eso eso rādhe!'ḍākoye śyām
 12) The flute song calls the name of Rādhikā "Come here, come here, Rādhe!" Śyāma calls out in the night.
 (13) bhāṅgiyā śrī-rāsa-manḍala tabe rādhā-anveṣanecalaye jabe
 13) When the Śrī-rāsa-manḍala comes to a halt in search of Beloved Rādhā He then goes. (14) 'dekhā Read More...

Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka – Song Six

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers in Glorification of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī) - Song 6 (1) baraja-bipine jamunā-kūle

 mañca manoharaśobhita phule
 1) In the forests of Vraja on the banks of the Yamunā there are beautiful thrones bedecked with flowers. (2) banaspati-latātuṣaye āṅkhi 

tad upari kotoḍākaye pākhī
 2) The creepers and fruit trees give satisfaction to the eyes and upon these trees and creepers many birds sing sweetly. (3) malaya anilavahaye dhīre ali-kula madhu-lobheye phire
 3) A breeze from the Malaya hills blows ever so gently while swarms of bumblebees fly about Read More...

Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka – Song Five

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers in Glorification of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī) - Song 5 (1) mahābhāva-cintāmaṇi, udbhāvita tanu-khāni, sakhī-pati-sajjā prabhāvatī kārunya-tārunya ār, lāvanya-amṛta-dhār, tāhe snātā lakṣmī-jayī satī
 1) Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī's transcendental bodily form has arisen out of the mahābhāva-cintāmaṇi. She is the decoration of the Lord of the sakhīs, and is effulgent with divinely splendorous potency. She takes her first bath in the shower of the nectar of compassion, Her second bath in the nectar of youth, and Her third bath in the nectar of bodily luster. She thus conquers the Read More...

Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka – Song Four

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers in Glorification of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī) - Song 4 (1) rasika nāgarī-gaṇa-śiromaṇi, kṛṣṇa-preme sarahaṁsī bṛṣabhānu-rāja, śuddha kalpa-ballī, sarva-lakṣmī-gaṇa-aṁśī
 1) Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī is the crest jewel of all amorous young maidens who take pleasure in relishing transcendental mellows. She is a beautiful swan in the waters of love for Kṛṣṇa, a transcendental wish-fulfilling creeper on the family tree of king Vṛṣabhānu, and the original source of all the goddesses of fortune (2) rakta paṭṭa-vastra, nitamba-upari, kṣudra ghanṭi dule tā'y kuca-yugopari, duli' muktā-mālā, citta-hārī śobhā pāy
 2) Upon Read More...

Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka – Song Three

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers in Glorification of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī) - Song 3 (1) ramaṇī-śiromaṇi, bṛṣabhānu-nandinī, nīla-vasana-paridhāna chinna-puraṭa jini', varna-vikāśinī, baddha-kabarī hari-prāna
 1) The beloved daughter of King Vṛṣabhānu is the crest-jewel of all young women. She is fond of wearing blue garments. Her radiant complexion is very pleasing and conquers the beauty of freshly cut gold, Her locks of hair are nicely arranged, and She is the life and soul of Lord Kṛṣṇa. (2) ābharaṇa-manḍita, hari-rasa-panḍita, tilaka-śusobhita-bhālā kañculikācchāditā, stana-maṇi-manḍitā, kajjala-nayanī rasālā
 2) She is artfully adorned with jewels, She Read More...

Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka – Song Two

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers in Glorification of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī) - Song 2  (1) virajār pāre śuddha-paravyoma-dhām 

tad upari śrī-gokula-bṛndāraṇya nām
 1) Beyond the Virajā River lies the pure spiritual sky, and above that Vaikuṇṭha realm lies the divine abode known as Śrī Goloka Vṛndāvana.
 (2) bṛndābana cintāmaṇi, cid-ānanda-ratna-khani,

 cinmoy apūrva-daraśan 

tahi mājhe camatkār, kṛṣṇa vanaspati sār,

 nīla-maṇi tamāla jemon
 2) The land of Vṛndāvana is made of spiritual gems and is therefore likened to a mine of fully cognizant and blissful jewels. This transcendentally conscious realm is certainly a Read More...

Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka – Song One

Gītāvalī (A Collection of Songs) Śrī Rādhāṣṭaka (Eight Prayers in Glorification of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī) - Song 1 (1) rādhikā-caraṇa-padma, sakala śreyera sadma,

 jatane je nāhi ārādhilo 

rādhā-padmāṅkita dhāma, bṛndābana jār nāma, 

tāhā je nā āśroy korilo
 1) He who has failed to carefully worship the lotus feet of Śrīmatī Rādhikā, which are the abode of all auspiciousness; he who has not taken shelter in the transcendental abode known as Vṛndāvana, which is decorated with the beautiful lotus flower named Rādhā... (2) rādhikā-bhāva-gambhīr, citta jebā mahādhīr,

 gaṇa-saṅga nā koilo jīvane

 kemone se śyāmānanda, rasa-sindhu-snānānanda,

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