Sri Radha Madhava

Sri Radha Madhava

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sri Radha Kripa Kataksha Stavraj

                                                   Hymn in Praise of Sri Radha


                                    1.
munindra vrnda vandite tri loka shoka harini
         prasanna vaktra pankaje nikunja bhu vilasini

 vrajendra bhanu nandini vrajendra sunu sangate
         kada karishyasiha mam krpa kataksha bhajanam  


                  
Adored by the host of sages,
      she drives away the grief
       of the three spheres!
Her face blooms like a lotus with joy
    delighting in love's games
       in secret groves.
She is the daughter of King vrishbhanu
    and lives in the heart
       of the son of the King of Vraj!
Oh! When will She shower upon me
    Her sidelong glance
        of over-flowing Grace!


                                                                          2.
                                  ashoka vrksa vallari vitana mandapa sthite
                                         pravala jvala pallava prabharunanghri komale
                                  varabhaya sphurat kare prabhuta sampadalaye
                                        kada karishyasiha mam krpa kataksha bhajanam 


                                                                               
                                                       She rests upon a flower throne
                                                             beneath a canopy of creepers
                                                                 and boughs of Ashok trees.
                                                        The soles of Her lotus-soft feet
                                                            are lustrous-red as coral,
                                                                 fire, and new sprouted leaves;
                                                         From Her springs forth
                                                             the favour of fearlessness
                                                                 and all celestial treasure!
                                                         Oh! When will She shower upon me
                                                             Her sidelong glance
                                                                 of overflowing Grace!


                                    3.
 ananga ranga mangala prasanga bhangura bhruvam
       su vibhramam sa sambhrama drg anta bana patanaih
nirantaram vashikrta pratita nanda nandane
       kada karishyasiha mam krpa kataksha bhajanam


 
Charming movements Her arched  eyebrows
     are the colorful stage
           of the play of love.
Her sudden glance, just as
    a shower of arrows,
        produces astonishment!
And thus perpetually holds captive
   the everlasting allegiance
        of Sri Nandanandan!
Oh! When will She shower upon me
    Her sidelong glance
        of overflowing Grace!


                                                                          4.
                                tadit suvarna champaka pradipta gaura vigrahe
                                   mukha prabha parasta koti sharadendu mandale
                                vichitra chitra sancharac chakora shava lochane
                                    kada karishyasiha mam krpa kataksha bhajanam 


 
                                                        As lightning's radiant illumination, or gold,
                                                            or the blossoms of the Champa,
                                                                is the fairness of Her limbs.
                                                        The shining brilliance of Her face
                                                             defeats the glory
                                                                  of a million full moons of Sharad!
                                                         And eyes are restless like young Chakors,
                                                              bewildered by strange and dazzling scenes
                                                                 at each new moment! 
                                                        Oh! When will She shower upon me
                                                           Her sidelong glance
                                                                of overflowing Grace!

                                   5.
 madonmadati yauvane pramoda mana mandite
       priyanuraga ranjite kala vilasa pandite
ananya dhanya kunja raj kama keli kovide
       kada karishyasiha mam krpa kataksha bhajanam 



In exceedingly intoxicating youth,
    Her delightful sulking mood
        is Her bejeweled adornment;
Dyed in Her Darling's dedication,
    She is fully skilled and expert
        in all arts of love making;
In sanctified groves incomparable,
    She is learned in the study
        of all love's novelties.
Oh! When will She shower upon me
     Her sidelong glance
         of overflowing Grace!


                                                                           6.
                                   ashesha hava bhava dhira hira hara bhushite
                                      prabhuta shatakumbha kumbha kumbhi kumbha sustani
                                   prashasta manda hasya churna purna saukhya sagare
                                      kada karishyasiha mam krpa kataksha bhajanam 


 
                                                        The infinite and calm ocean of the sentiment
                                                             of loving gestures is the diamond ornament 
                                                                 She wears upon Her neck;
                                                        Her lovely breasts are golden spheres,
                                                            as the cranial globes of an elephant,
                                                                as well-formed as twin water urns;
                                                         Her slow enchanting smile
                                                            glows with a silent bliss
                                                                as an ocean full of mirth!
                                                        Oh! When will She shower upon me
                                                            Her sidelong glance
                                                                of overflowing Grace!


                                    7.
mrinala bala vallari taranga ranga dorlate
        latagra lasya lola neela lochanavalokane
lalal lulan milan manojna mugdha mohanashraye
        kada karishyasiha mam krpa kataksha bhajanam 



Whose delicate arms, creeper-slim,
   rhythmically wave and flow
       like lotus stems;
Just as a dancing vine
    at its height, Her bluish eyes
        flash an enthralling glance;
Her alluring movements entice love meetings,
     and fascinate Mohan Himself
        to take refuge in Her charm!
Oh! When will She shower upon me
    Her sidelong glance
        of overflowing Grace!


                                                                           8.
                                 suvarna malikanchite tri rekha kambu kanthage
                                       tri sutra mangali guna tri ratna deepti didhiti
                                 sa lola neela kuntale prasuna guccha gumphite
                                       kada karishyasiha mam krpa kataksha bhajanam

                

                                                        On Her neck, shaped lovely as a conch,
                                                              its beauty enhanced by three lines,
                                                                  she wears a golden necklace.
                                                          Three lustrous diamonds sparkle and swing
                                                               from three chords tied round Her neck
                                                                   as all fortune and auspiciousness.
                                                           Her luxuriant black tresses are artfully woven
                                                               with clusters of flowers
                                                                   flowing towards Her heels!
                                                           Oh! When will She shower upon me
                                                                Her sidelong glance
                                                                     of overflowing Grace!


                                    9.
nitamba bimba lambamana pushpa mekhala guna
         prashasta ratna kinkini kalapa madhya manjule
karindra shunda dandika varoha sobhagoruke
         kada karishyasiha mam krpa kataksha bhajanam 



The fullness of Her swaying hips
    is circled with a wreath
        of flowers of great excellence.
Her splendid diamond girdle bright
    sings out sweet applause
        in Her fair delight!
Whose graceful soft smooth thighs
    taper as the sloping trunk
        of the king of elephants!
Oh! When will She shower upon me
    Her sidelong glance
        of overflowing Grace!


                                                                           10.
                                 aneka mantra nada manju nupuraravas khalat
                                       samaja raja hamsa vamsa nikvanati gaurave
                                 vilola hema vallari vidambi charu chankrame
                                       kada karishyasiha mam krpa kataksha bhajanam
 

                 
                                                         Her golden anklets sweetly resound
                                                             as the divine and timeless chanting
                                                                 of countless Mantras!
                                                         And in their melody is heard
                                                             all the enchantment of a flock
                                                                  of noble swans!
                                                         The elegant movement of Her limbs
                                                             is like the bewitching dance
                                                                 of golden creepers!
                                                          Oh! When will She shower upon me
                                                              Her sidelong glance
                                                                  of overflowing Grace!


                    11.
ananta koti vishnu loka namra padma jarchite
     himadri ja puloma ja virinchi ja vara prade
apara siddhi vrddhi digdha sat padanguli nakhe
     kada karishyasiha mam krpa kataksha bhajanam



At whose lotus feet the goddesses
     of endless millions of heavens of Vishnu,
        stoop to bow in all humility!
For the daughters of Himanchal, Puloma,
     and Brahma, who worship Her,
        She is the bestower of boons!
All riches, supernatural powers,
    perfection and liberation are attained
        within the light of Her baby toenail!
Oh! When will She shower upon me
    Her sidelong glance
        of overflowing Grace!


                                                                            12.
                                  makheshvari kriyeshvari svadheshvari sureshvari
                                        tri veda bharatishvari pramana shasaneshvari
                                  rameshvari ksameshvari pramoda kananeshvari
                                         vrajeshvari vrajadhipe shri radhike namo stute



                                                          Oh! Goddess Supreme!
                                                              of all sacrifice and action,
                                                                 and of the host of gods and sages!
                                                          Oh! Goddess Supreme!
                                                               of the speech of the three Vedas,
                                                                and of all law and logic!
                                                          Oh! Goddess Supreme!
                                                               of love, forgiveness and delight,
                                                                    of Rama, Kshma, and Sri Sita!
                                                          Oh! Goddess Supreme of Vraj,
                                                               and of the King of Vraj!
                                                                   Sri Radhika, I prostrate to Thee!

                                                   .(¯`••´¯)
                                                     *•.¸.•*★•.¸¸.•*`*• ☆

This wonderful and extremely cherished Stavraj in prayerful praise
to Beloved Sri Radha we translated into English with Sushri Radha Dasi
and two young Goswamis of Sri Radha Raman Lalji Mandir at Vrindavan
in the mid 1970's, by the wish of Baba Sripadji and which was printed
in a local magazine then and there.
    All is the Grace of Shrijee and Shri Hari, for their perfect joy,
and therefore also is the joy of the bhaktas !!

                                                     (¯`••´¯)
                                                      *•.¸.•*★•.¸¸.•*`*• ☆


1 comment:

  1. This has implanted the Divine form of ShriRadhaju in our hearts,thankyou!!

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