Glorifying Sri Gopaladeva

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Sep 04, CANADA (SUN) —


Sri Gopaladevastaka
Eight Prayers Glorifying Sri Gopaladeva

From "Sri Stavamrta Lahari" by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti

1
madhura-mrdula-cittah prema-matraika-vittah
svajana-racita-vesah prapta-sobha-visesah
vividha-manimayalankaravan sarva-kalam
sphuratu hrdi sa eva srila-gopaladevah

May Srila Gopaladeva, whose heart is charming and gentle, for whom pure love is the only wealth, who wears garments made by His devotees, who is splendidly handsome, and who wears many kinds of jewel ornaments, eternally appear in my heart.

2
nirupama-guna-rupah sarva-madhurya-bhupah
srita-tanu-ruci-dasyah koti-candra-stutasyah
amrta-vijayi-hasyah procchalac-cilli-lasyah
sphuratu hrdi sa eva srila gopaladevah

May Srila Gopaladeva, whose virtues and handsomeness have no equal, who is the king of all sweetness, who is served by all bodily splendour, whose face is praised by millions of moons, whose smile defeats nectar, and whose eyebrows playfully dance, appear in my heart.

3
dhrta-nava-parabhagah svaya-hasta-sthitagah
prakatita-nija-kaksah prapta-lavanya-laksah
krta-nija-jana-raksah prema-vistara-daksah
sphuratu hrdi sa eva srila-gopaladevah

May Srila Gopaladeva, who is the abode of all ever-fresh opulence and auspiciousness, whose left hand rests on His waist, who possesses handsomeness multiplied millions of times, who protects His devotees, and who expertly increases their love for Him, appear in my heart.

4
krama-valad-anuraga-sva-priyapanga-bhaga-
dhvanita-rasa-vilasa-jnana-vijnapi-hasah
smrta-ratipati-yagah priti-hamsi-tadagah
sphuratu hrdi sa eva srila-gopaladevah

May Srila Gopaladeva, whose sidelong glances gradually increase His devotees’ love, whose knowing smile announces His nectar pastimes, who remembers the Kamadeva-yajna, and who is a lake where the swans of pure love play, appear in my heart.

5
madhurima-bhara-magne bhaty asavye’valagne
tribalir alasavattvad yasya pustanatatvat
itarata iha tasya mara-rekheva yasya
sphuratu hrdi sa eva srila-gopaladevah

May Srila Gopaladeva, the three lines on whose charming waist, created from looseness and slight chubbiness, are like the mark of Kamadeva, appear in my heart.

6
vahati valita-harsam vahayams canuvarsam
bhajati ca saganam svam bhajoyan yo ‘rpayan svam
giri-mukta-manim sridama-van-mitrata-srih
sphuratu hrdi sa eva srila-gopaladevah

May Srila Gopaladeva, who showers transcendental bliss, who shares lunch with His friends, who gives them Govardhana Hill, the crest-jewel of mountains, and who shines with friendship for Sridama, appear in my heart.

7
adhidharam anuragam madhavendrasya tanvams
tad-amala-hrdayottham prema-sevam vivrnvan
prakatita-nija-saktya vallabhacarya-bhaktya
sphuratu hrdi sa eva srila-gopaladevah

May Srila Gopaladeva, who with devotional potency placed loving devotional service in the pure heart of Madhavendra Puri, appear in my heart.

8
pratidinam adhunapi preksyate sarvadapi
pranaya-surasa-carya yasya varya saparya
ganayati kati bhogan kah krti tat-prayogan
sphuratu hrdi sa eva srila-gopaladevah

Even today sweet loving service to Srila Gopaladeva may be seen at every moment. What saintly devotee can count the many offerings made to Him? May Srila Gopaladeva appear in my heart.

9
giridhara-vara-devasyastakenemam eva
smarati nisi dine va yo grhe va vane va
akutila hrdayasya premadatvena tasya
sphuratu hrdi sa eva srila-gopaladevah

May Srila Gopaladeva appear in the heart of the pure-hearted devotee who, living either at home or in the forest, remembers Him by chanting, either in the day or night, these eight verses glorifying the Deity of Govardhana Hill.


Sri Madana-Gopaladevastaka
Eight Prayers Glorifying Sri Madana-Gopaladeva

From "Sri Stavamrta Lahari" by Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti

1
mrdu-talaranya-jita-rucira-darada-prabham
kulisa-kanjari-dara-kalasa-jhasa-cihnitam
hrdi mamadhaya nija-carana-sarasiruham
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

O Madana Gopala, please place Your lotus feet, which are marked with a thunderbolt, lotus, conchshell, waterpot, and fish, which eclipse all splendours, and which with soft soles have conquered Vrndavana forest, in my heart. Please protect me, for I am now Your home.

2
mukhara-manjira-nakha-sisira-kiranavali
vimala-malabir anupadam udita-kantibhih
sravana-netra-svasana-patha-sukhada natha he
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

With every step splendid garlands of the cooling moonlight of Your toenail-moons and the words of Your talkative anklets bring happiness to the path of my ears, eyes, and breath. O Madana Gopala, please protect me, for I am now Your home.

3
manimayosnisa-dara-kutilimani locanoc-
calana-caturya-cita-lavanimani gandayoh
kanaka-tatanka-ruci-madhurimani majjayan
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

O Madana Gopala, as You plunge me in the sweetness of the glittering golden earrings at Your cheeks, in the tilt of Your jewelled crown, and in the handsomeness of Your expertly moving restless eyes, please protect me, for I am now Your home.

4
adhara-sonimni dara-hasita-sitimarcite
vijita-manikya-rada-kirana-gana-mandite
nihita-vamsika jana-duravagama-lila he
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

You place a flute on the red of Your lips, which are worshipped by the splendour of Your smile and decorated with the effulgence of teeth that defeat the splendour of rubies. O Madana Gopala, whose pastimes cannot be understood by the people, please protect me, for I am now Your home.

5
padaka-harali-pada-kataka-nata-kinkini-
valaya tatanka-mukha-nikhila-mani-bhusanaih
kalita-navyabha nija-tanu-ruci-bhusitair
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

You are splendid with golden earrings, many necklaces and garlands, dancing anklets and bracelets, and many other jewel ornaments, which are themselves decorated by the splendour of Your form. O Madana Gopala, please protect me, for I am now Your home.

6
udupa-koti-kadana-vadana-ruci-pallavair
madana-koti-mathana-nakhara-kara-kandalaih
dyutaru-koti-sadana-sadaya-nayaneksanair
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

O Madana Gopala, with Your merciful glances, which are arbours of millions of celestial desire-trees, with the new blossoms of the splendour of Your face, which eclipses millions of moons, and with the kandala flowers of Your hands, which have nails to attack millions of Kamadevas, please protect me, for I am now Your home

7
krta-narakara-bhava-mukha-vibudha-sevita
dyuti-sudha-sara puru-karuna kam api ksitau
prakatayan prema-bharam adhikrta-sanatanam
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

O Madana Gopala, who appeared in a humanlike form and was served by Siva and all the demigods, O merciful one, who showed the Earth eternal spiritual love, please protect me, for I am now Your home.

8
tarani ja-tira-bhuvi tarani-kara-varaka-
priyaka-sandastha-mani-sadana-mahita-sthite
lalitaya sardham anupada-ramita radhaya
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

On the Yamuna’s shore is a shady kadamba grove and a glorious jewel palace where You eternally play with Radha and Lalita. O Madana Gopala, please protect me, for I am now Your home.

9
madana-gopala tava sarasam idam astakam
pathati yah sayam ati-sarala-matir asu tam
sva-caranambhoja-rati-rasa-sarasi majjayan
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam

Into the nectar lake of love for Your lotus feet You quickly plunge a sincere devotee who reads these eight nectar verses glorifying You. O Madana Gopala, please protect me, for I am now Your home.



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