Category Archive for : ‘Poetry’

06

February

English bhajan lyrics

02.16.13
• VRAJA RAJA SUTAM ASTAKAM
1
nava-nîrada-nindita-kânti-dharam
rasa-sâgara-nâgara-bhûpa-varam
s’ubha-vankima-câru-s’ikhanda-s’ikham
bhaja-krishna-nidhim-vraja-râja-sutam

Complexion that conquers storm clouds gathering
Lord of lovers and great sea of all ecstasies
Peacock plume in his crown angled auspiciously
Worship Krishna dark jewel son of Vrindavan’s king
2.
bhrû-vis’ankita-vankima-s’akru-dhanum
mukha-candra-vinindita-koti-vidhum
mridu-manda-suhâsya-subhâshya-yutam
bhaja-krishna-nidhim vraja-râja-sutam

His eyebrows like rainbows both broadly bending
A million full moons fail to match his beauty
Sparkling speech on his lips ever smiling sweetly
Worship Krishna dark jewel son of Vrindavan’s king.
3.
suvikampad-ananga-sad-anga-dharam
vraja-vâsi-manohara-ves’a-karam
bhris’a-lânchita-nîla-saroja-dris’am
bhaja-krishna-nidhim vraja-râja-sutam

Due to Cupid’s confusions his limbs shivering,
Ever dazzlingly dressed for Vrindavan’s delight
Like two blue lotus blossoms

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03

January

Vidagdha Madhava verses by Rupa Goswami

Purva raga

Dear friend, the trembling of my heart can never find a cure.
No herb or medicine or balm, my beating breast can calm.
For this disease one remedy will bring relief for sure,
but that alas will soon produce painful opprobrium.

My friend I am severely struck and all my sense departs,
when Krishna’s name enters my ears and lodges in my heart.
And then there is another one whose flute enchants my mind,
seizing it with such madness that I can no peace find.
Again there is a third one, whose brilliance I see
in pictures of

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17

December

Just now coming

Do not fret and do not fear

my poetry will soon appear.

And hopefully you soon will find

words to move the heart and mind.

KD

31

October

Sri Jagannathastakam

1)
kadacit kalindi-tata-vipina-sangitaka-ravo
mudabhiri-nari-vadana-kamalasvada-madhupah
rama-sambhu-brahmamara-pati-ganesarcita-pado
jagannathah svami nayana-patha-gami bhavatu me

With songs and sweet music, strolling gaily through groves, by the Kalindi.
A bee seeking nectar from the lotus-like faces of the gopis.
Praising him are Shiva, Brahma, Indra, Ganesh and Goddess Lakshmi.
Jagannatha Swami, Lord of all beings, be visible to me.

2)
bhuje savye venum sirasi sikhi-puccham kati-tate
dukulam netrante sahacara-kataksam vidadhate
sada srimad-vrndavana-vasati-lila-paricayo
jagannathah svami nayana-patha-gami bhavatu me

Sporting fine silken cloth, peacock plumes on his head, a flute in his hand.
Sending sidelong glances at his dear devotees, who around him stand,
Most pleased with these pastimes performed in Vrindavan dhama eternally.
Jagannatha