Glorifying Sri Gokulananda-Govindadeva

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Sep 01, CANADA (SUN) —


Glorifying Sri Gokulananda-Govindadeva

Eight Prayers Glorifying Sri Gokulananda-Govindadeva

From Sri Stavamrta Lahari by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti

1
koti-kandarpa-santarpa-vidhvamsana-
sviya-rupamrtaplavita-ksma-tala
bhakta-lokeksanam saksanam tarsayan
gokulananda-govinda tubhyam namah

Flooding the world with the nectar of Your handsomeness, a million times You drown the happinesses of material love and at every moment increase the devotees thirst to see You with their eyes. O Govinda, O Gokulananda, I bow down before You.

2
yasya saurabhya-saulabhya-bhag-gopika
bhagya-lesaya laksmyapi taptam tatah
ninditendivara-srika tasmai muhur
gokulananda-govinda tubhyam namah

Your handsomeness rebukes the blue lotus. The goddess of fortune performed severe austerities to attain a fragment of the good fortune of the gopis, who easily attained Your fragrance. O Govinda, O Gokulananda, I bow down before You.

3
vamsika-kanthayor yah svaras te sacet
tala-ragadiman sruty-anubhrajitah
ka sudha brahma kim ka nu vaikuntha-mud
gokulananda-govinda tubhyam namah

The tala-raga and other melodies sung by Your voice and flute shine in the ear. What is nectar in comparison? What is impersonal Brahman? What is the happiness of Vaikuntha? O Govinda, O Gokulananda, I bow down before You.

4
yat-pada-sparsa-madhurya-majjat-kuca
dhanyatam yanti gopyo ramato ‘py alam
yad-yaso-dundubher ghosana sarva-jidv
gokulananda-govinda tubhyam namah

The breasts plunged into nectar by the touch of Your feet, the gopis attain a good fortune much greater than the goddess of fortune’s. The sound of the dundubhi drums of Your fame conquers all. O Govinda, O Gokulananda, I bow down before You.

5
yasya phela-lavasvadane patratam
brahma-rudradayo yanti naivanyake
adharam sidhum ete ‘pi vindanti no
gokulananda-govinda tubhyam namah

Brahma, Siva and the other demigods taste the remnants of Your meals. They do not find nectar in the remnants from any other lips. O Govinda, O Gokulananda, I bow down before You.

6
yasya lilamrtam sarvathakarsakam
brahma-saukhyad api svadu sarve jaguh
tat-pramanam svayam vyasasunuh suko
gokulananda-govinda tubhyam namah

Everyone proclaims that the all-attractive nectar of Your pastimes is greater than the impersonal Brahman. Vyasa’s son Sukadeva Gosvami is a testament to this. O Govinda, O Gokulananda, I bow down before You.

7
yat-sad-aisvaryam apy arya-bhaktatmani
dhyatam udyac-camatkaram anandayet
natha tasmai rasambhodhaye kotiso
gokulananda-govinda tubhyam namah

Your six wonderful opulences delight the hearts of the saintly devotees who meditate on them. O Lord, O ocean of nectar, O Govinda, O Gokulananda, I bow down before You millions of times.

8
gokulananda-govindadevastakam
yah pathen nityam utkanthitas tvat-padoh
prema-sevaptaye so ‘ciran madhuri-
sindhu-majjan-mana vanchitam vindatam

May he who regularly reads this Gokulananda-Govindadevastaka and yearns to attain pure love and service for Your feet find his desire to plunge his heart in the ocean of Your sweetness fulfilled.


Sri Jagan-mohanastaka

Eight Prayers Glorifying Sri Jagan-mohana

From Sri Stavamrta Lahari by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti

1
gunjavali-vesthita-citra-puspa-
cuda-valan-manjula-navya-pincham
gorocana-caru-tamala-patram
vande jagan-mohanam ista-devam

On His crown of gunja and colourful flowers a peacock feather moves to and fro. He wears handsome gorocana tilaka. I bow down before Jagan-mohana, the Lord whom I worship.

2
bhru-valganonmadita-gopanari-
kataksa-banavali-viddha-netram
nasagra-rajan-mani-caru-muktam
vande jagan-mohanam ista-devam

Gopis maddened by the movements of His eyebrows pierce His eyes with arrows of sidelong glances. The tip of His nose is decorated with a splendid jewel and a beautiful pearl. I bow down before Jagan-mohana, the Lord whom I worship.

3
alola-vakralaka-kanti-cumbi-
ganda-sthala-pronnata-caru-hasyam
vama-pragandoccala-kundalantam
vande jagan-mohanam ista-devam

The splendour of His moving locks of curly hair kisses the charming smile on His cheeks. The tips of His swaying earrings touch His handsome shoulders. I bow down before Jagan-mohana, the Lord whom I worship.

4
bandhuka-bimba-dyuti-nindi-kuncat-
prantadhara-bhrajita-venu-vaktram
kincit-tirascina-sirodhibhatam
vande jagan-mohanam ista-devam

His neck tilted, He holds a glistening flute to His bent lips, which rebuke the splendour of the bimba fruit and bandhuka flower. I bow down before Jagan-mohana, the Lord whom I worship.

5
akuntha-rekha-traya-raji-kantha-
khelat-svarali-sruti-raga-rajim
vaksah-sphurat-kaustubham unnatamsam
vande jagan-mohanam ista-devam

Three lines clearly mark His splendid neck as He sings melodies delightful to the ear. His chest is decorated with a glittering Kaustubha jewel, and His shoulders are broad. I bow down before Jagan-mohana, the Lord whom I worship.

6
ajanu-rajad-valayangadanci-
smarargalakara-suvrtta-bahum
anargha-mukta-mani-puspa-malam
vande jagan-mohanam ista-devam

Reaching to His knees, and decorated with glistening bracelets and armlets, His handsome bending arms are like Kamadeva’s great wooden bolts. He is decorated with garlands of priceless pearls, jewels, and flowers. I bow down before Jagan-mohana, the Lord whom I worship.

7
svasaijad-asvattha-dalabha-tunda-
madhyastha-romavali-ramya-rekham
pitambaram manjula-kinkinikam
vande jagan-mohanam ista-devam

Marked with a charming line of hairs, His abdomen is like a banyan leaf that moves as He breathes. He is dressed in yellow garments, and His ankle-bells tinkle melodiously. I bow down before Jagan-mohana, the Lord whom I worship.

8
vyayata-padam mani-nupuradhyam
syaman tribhangam sura-sakhi-mule
sri-radhaya sardham udara-lilam
vande jagan-mohanam ista-devam

Decorated with jewel anklets, one foot is placed behind the other. His complexion is dark. His form bends in three places. He enjoys pastimes with Sri radha under a desire tree. I bow down before Jagan-mohana, the Lord whom I worship.

9
srimaj-jagan-mohana-devam etat
padyastakena smarato janasya
prema bhaved yena tad-andhri-saksat-
sevamrtenaiva nimajjanam syat

May he who by reading these eight verses remembers Sriman Jagan-mohana-deva attain pure love of God. May he become plunged into the nectar of direct service to the Lord’s feet.



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