Glorifying Nandisvara Hill and Govardhana Hill

BY: SUN STAFF

Lord Caitanya Hugging Govardhana
Bhaktivedanta Book Trust.


Aug 27, CANADA (SUN) — From Sri Stavamrta Lahari by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti.


Sri Nandisvarastaka
Eight Prayers Glorifying Nandisvara Hill

1
saksan mahattama-mahaghana-cid-vilasa-
punjah svayam sikhari-sekharatam upetah
yatresvarah sa khalu nandati yena veti
nandisvarah sa mad-amanda-mudam dadhatu

May Nandisvara Hill, where the Supreme Personality of Godhead, crowned with a peacock feather and splendid as a monsoon cloud, enjoyed pastimes, delight me.

2
brahmanda-vapra-gata-loka-nikaya-sasya-
santarpi-krsna-caritamrta-nirjharadhyah
parjanya-santati-sukhaspada-purvako yo
nandisvarah sa mad-amanda-mudam dadhatu

May Nandisvara Hill, rich with the nectar rivers of Krsnaís pastimes that please the grass of the living entities in the world, and previously the place of happiness for a great monsoon cloud, delight me.

3
yat-saubhagam bhagavata dharani-bhrtapi
na prapyate sura-girih sa hi ko varakah
nandah svayam vasati yatra sa-putra-daro
nandisvarah sa mad-amanda-mudam dadhatu

With his son and wife King Nanda lived on Nandisvara Hill. The good-fortune of Nandisvara Hill was never attained by any other mountain. What is tiny Mount Meru in comparison to it? May Nandisvara Hill delight me.

4
yatra vrajadhipa-purapratima-prakasa-
prasada-murdha-kalasopari-nrtya-rangi
barhiksyate bhuvi jaya-dhvaya-ketu-bhuto
nandisvarah sa mad-amanda-mudam dadhatu

May Nandisvara Hill, where the king of Vraja had his capitol of splendid palaces with spires and domes where a peacock could be seen happily dancing among the colourful victory flags, delight me.

5
yac-chrnga-sangata-sugandha-siladhirudhah
krsnah sa-trsna-nayanah parito vrajabjam
alokate dvisad-udara-dalatavis ta
nandisvarah sa mad-amanda-mudam dadhatu

Krsna sometimes climbs its aromatic summit and sits on a rock, gazing out with thirsty eyes at the twelve forests that are the great petals of the Vrajabhumi lotus spread beneath Him. May Nandisvara Hill delight me.

6
jigye yadiya-tat-raji-saroja-raji-
saurabhya-manjula-saro-jala-sikarena
trailokya-varti-vara-tirtha-yaso rasaughair
nandisvarah sa mad-amanda-mudam dadhatu

May Nandisvara Hill, which by sprinkling the nectar waters of itís lakes fragrant with lotus flowers defeats the glory of the most exalted holy places in the three worlds, delight me.

7
yat-tira-sangi-pavanair abhimrsyamanah
syuh pavana api janah sva-dasam paresam
sa pavanakhya-sarasi yad-upatyakayam
nandisvarah sa mad-amanda-mudam dadhatu

May Nandisvarah Hill, which has at its base a lake named Pavana that purifies and liberates all its touches with the purifying breeze from its shore, delight me.

8
krsnakhyam asti mahad-ujjvala-nila-ratnam
sute tadeva vasu tat sva-bhuvaiva drstam
tal labhyate sukrtinaiva yadiya-sanau
nandisvarah samad-amanda-mudam dadhatu

May Nandisvara Hill, which has at its peak a great and splendid sapphire treasure named Krsna, which was seen by the demigod Brahma, and which may be gotten by the most pious person, delight me.

9
durvasana-sata-vrto pi bhavat-prayatnah
padyastakam pathati yah sikharisa tubhyam
krsnanghri-padya-rasa eva sada sa-trsnam
etam janam kuru guru-pranayam dadhanam

O Nandisvara Hill, O king of mountains, please be kind to they who try to glorify you by reading these prayers. Even if such readers are infested with hundreds of sinful desires, please transform them into great devotees, full of devotion for their spiritual master, and thirsty for the nectar of Krsnaís lotus feet.


Sri Govardhanastaka
Eight Prayers Glorifying Govardhana Hill

1
1 krsna-prasadena samasta-saila-
samrajyam apnoti ca vairino pi
sakrasya yah prapa balim sa saksad
govardhano me disatam abhistam

May Govardhana Hill, which by Krsnaís mercy became the king of all mountains and received the respectful tribute of its arch-enemy Indra, fulfil my desire.

2
sva-prestha-hastambuja-saukumarya-
sukhanubhuter ati-bhumi-vrtteh
mahendra-vajrahatim apy ahanan
govardhano me disatam abhistam

As it was held above the earth it became so filled with happiness by experiencing the softness of its beloved Krsnaís lotus hand it did not even know it was being struck by Indraís thunderbolt. May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

3
yatraiva krsno vrsabhanu-putrya
danam grhitum kalaham vitene
sruteh sprha yatra mahaty atah sri-
govardhano me disatam abhistam

Trying to collect a toll, Krsna quarrelled there with King Vrsabhanuís daughter. The personified Vedas yearn to listen to that quarrel. May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

4
snatva sarah svasu samira-hasti
yatraiva nipadi-paraga-dhulih
alolayan khetali caru sa sri-
govardhano me disatam abhistam

Bathing in a nearby lake, the elephant of a pleasant breeze, covered with pollen of kadamba and other flowers, gracefully plays there. May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

5
kasturikabhih sayitam kim atrety
uham prabhoh svasya muhur vitanvan
naisargika-sviya-sila-sugandhair
govardhano me disatam abhistam

How is it that sweet fragrance of the musk deer and the various natural scents there make the Lord so calm and relaxed? May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

6
vamsa-pratidhvany-anusara-vartma
didrksavo yatra harim harinyah
yantyo labhante na hi vismitah sa
govardhano me disatam abhistam

Searching there for Lord Hari on the path of His flute music, the astonished deer do not find Him. May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

7
yatraiva gangam anu navi radham
arohya madhye tu nimagna-naukah
krsno hi radhanugalo babhau sa
govardhano me disatam abhistam

As the divine couple travelled on the Ganges there the boat began to sink in the middle. Krsna was splendidly handsome as Radha clung to his neck. May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

8
vina-bhavet kim hari-dasa-varya-
padasrayam bhaktir atah srayami
yam eva saprema nijesayoh sri-
govardhano me disatam abhistam

Without taking shelter of the feet of the hill that is the best of Lord Hariís servants and full of love for the divine king and queen, how is it possible to attain pure devotional service? May Govardhana Hill fulfil my desire.

9
etat pathed yo hari-dada-varya-
mahanubhavastakam ardra-cetah
sri-radhika-madhavayoh padab ja-
dasyam sa vinded acirena saksat

May the reader of these eight verses glorifying Lord Hariís greatest servant, his heart melting with pure love, quickly attain direct service to the lotus feet of Sri Sri Radha-Madhava.



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