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Jayati te dhikam janmanaa vrajahshrayata Indira shashvadatra hi |Dayita drishyataam dikshu taavaka-stvayi dhritaasava-stvaam vichinvatey || 1 ||O Dearest Lord, by your incarnation the land of Vraja (Vrindaban) hasSurpassed all the other places, that’s why the goddess of beauty andModesty has left “vaikuntha” and has made it her permanent abode here.But, O beloved Graciously take notice of us Gopis who are dedicated inYour lotus feet and are wandering in all directions looking for you.Sharadudaashaye sadhujaat-satsarasijodara shrimrisha drisha |Suratnath te shulk daasikavarad nighnato neha kim vadhah || 2 ||O master of our hearts, we are your priceless servants. O beloved, fulfillerof all our desires, Is it not slaughter on your part to strike us with the raysof your divine eyes which are more beautiful than the petals of a beautifullotus in the clear autumn lake and which have already wounded us? Is itonly weapons that can wound?Visha Jalapyayaad vyaal-raakshasaadvarsha maarutaad-vaidyutaanalaat |Vrishamayaatma jaad-Vishvatobhayaatrishabha te vayam rakshita muhuh || 3 ||O Mighty One! from the destruction through the Poisonous water of Yamuna[by the demon Agha in the guise of a Kalia snake], from deluging rain andraging storms, From lightning and from demons Vrishabh and Vyom, time andagain, you have protected us from various types of fears.Na khalu gopika-nandano bha-vaan akhil-dehinaam antaraatma drik |Vikhan saarthito vishwa-guptayesakha udeyivaan satvataam kuley || 4 ||You are not just the son of Yashoda. but you are inherent witness in allembodied beings. O eternal companion! In response to the prayer of Brahma,[the creator of the Worlds], you have reincarnated among the yadu’s toprotect the world.Virachitaa bhayam vrishni dhurya techaran miyushaam samsriteir bhayaat |Kara-saroruham kaant kaamadamshirasi dhehi nah shri kara-graham || 5 ||O the fulfiller of all desires! whoever takes refuge in your lotus feet from thetorments of samsara [materialistic world], they become fearless by yourprotection. O our beloved, the bestower of all boons, do lay your handson our head – the hand affectionately held by the hand of Lakshmi Ji.Vraja-Janaartihan veer yoshitaamnija-jan smaya-dhvans na-smita |Bhaj sakhey bhavat-kinkarih sma nojala-ruhaananam chaaru darshaya || 6 ||O Destroyer of the miseries of the inhabitants of Vraja! Your mere smile isenough to quell the pride of your love ones. O our beloved companion,graciously accept us, your servants. We are fully surrendered at your lotusfeet. Show your most beautiful dark-complexioned face to us, helpless women.Pranat-dehinaam paap-karshanamtrina charaa nugam shri niketanam |Phani-phanaarpitam te padaambujamkrinu kucheshu nah krindhi hrichchayam || 7 ||Your lotus-feet destroy the sins of those who submit to you – the lotus feetthat pursue the foot steps of grazing cows, and which are coveted by thegoddess Sri, which gracefully danced on the hood of Kaliya,. O Lord, pleaseput your lotus feet on our chest(heart) to soothe our burning desire and ridus of the sorrows lurking in our hearts.Madhurayaa gira valgu-vakyayaabudha-manognaya pushkare kshana |Vidhikaririmaa vira muhyatiradhara-sidhuna pyaayaya svanah || 8 ||O Lotus-eyed One! Your speech is so sweet. Every single word, every littlesound, every single letter is very charming. Even the most wise and learnedget engrossed in it and sacrifice everything for it. After tasting the nectar ofthe sound of your voice, your faithful Gopis are falling in love. Now you cangive us the gift of life by giving us the divine nectar from your lips.Tava Kathaamritam tapta jeevanamkavi bhiriditam kalma shaap-ham |Shrawan-mangalam shrimadaa tatambhuvi grinanti te bhurida janaah || 9 ||Prabhu [God], the stories of your divine acts [Lila Katha] are an embodimentof nectar which brings life and hope to the people suffering from the pain ofseparation. The wise Mahatmas, the devoted poets have all sung its praises.By mere listening to them removes all sins and sufferings and bestows thesupreme bliss and welfare as well. The reciters of Katha are the large-heartedbenefactors and give the utmost to this universe.Prahasitam priya prem vikshanamviharanam cha te dhyaan Mangalam |rahasi samvido ya hridi sprishahkuhak no manah kshobh-yanti hi || 10 ||My Dear lord, there was a time when we became engrossed in bliss just bythinking about your loving looks, smiles and graceful actions. Even thinkingabout them is supremely blissful. Later we met you. When we were alone,you played with our hearts and we talked with love. My friend, now thesememories are making our minds are very agitated and lonely.Chalasi yad-vrajaa-chaarayan pashoonnalin sunderam nath te padam |Shil trinaankuraih sidatiti nahKali lataam manah kaant gachchati || 11 ||Our dear swami, your feet are more tender and beautiful than the Lotus.When you take the cows for grazing, our hearts become restless at thethought of your feet being hurt by the sharp stones and thorns.It becomes very painful for us.Din Parikshaye neel kuntaleirvan-ruhaananam bibhradaa-vritam |Dhanraja-svalam darshayan muhurmanasi nah smaram vir yachch-si || 12 ||In the evening when you return from the forest, then we see yourbeautiful lotus face covered with dark curly locks and covered with dust.Our beloved, by again and again showing us your beauty,the desire for your love starts in our hearts.Pranat-Kaamadam padma jaarchitamdharani mandanam dhyey-maapadi |Charan pankajam shantmam cha teraman nah staney-shvarp-yaadhihan || 13 ||Our Dearest one, you are the only one who is destroyer of all sorrowsin the world. Your Lotus feet fulfill the desire of all and even worshipedand coveted by mother Laxmi . They are the jewels of this universe.In times of difficulty, it’s appropriate to meditate on them, by whichall sufferings are removed. Hey, the resident of Kunj (Kunj Bihari),Please put your pious feet on our chest(heart) to bless and givepeace to confer supreme beatitude and peace to us.Surat-vardhanam shoka naashnamsvarit venuna sushthhu chumbitam |Etar-raag-vi smaaranam nrinamvitar veer naste-dharaa-mritam || 14 ||O our hero, Fill us with your soul filling notes which drop like ambrosia from theflute kissed by your lips and the pitch, which heightens our spiritual ecstasy,dispel our sorrows and make us oblivious to every other allurement. Yourenchanting sweet music is divinely intoxicating.Atatee yadh bhavan hanhi kaananamtrutir-yugaayate tvaam-pashyataam |Kutil-kuntalam shri-mukham cha teJada udikshtaam pakshm krid drishaam || 15 ||O our beloved, during the day when you have gone to the forest, everymoment without seeing you passes like a yug (age). When you returnin the evening and we see your most beautiful face framed with curlylocks, at that moment we don’t want to drop our eyelids. At that time itseems that creator of eyelids is cruel.Pati-sutaanvaya-bhratri-baandhawaanati vilanghya te-antya chyutaagataah |Gati vidastavod geet mohitahkitav yoshitah kastya jennishi || 16 ||O Beloved, we have come to you after disobeying and disowning ourhusband, son, brother, relatives and our family. We are aware ofyour every move and have come here after being captured by yourdivine music. O innocent Rouge, who else will abandon a group ofdefenceless women in the darkness of night.Rahasi samvidam hrichch-yodayam,prahisitaa nanam prem vikshanam |Briha durah shriyo vikshya dhaam temuhurati spriha muhyate manah || 17 ||Our Beloved, you aroused our desire to meet with you privately by teasing us.You smiled at us lovingly, and we observed your large chest(heart) , Lakshmiji’s permanent abode. Since then our desire is constantly rising and our heartis falling more and more in love.Vraj vanaukasaam vyaktiranga te,vrijin hantryalam vishwa mangalam |Tyaj manaak cha na-stva-sprihaat manaamsvajan-hren-dru-jaam yanni shoodanam || 18 ||Our Beloved, this manifestation of yours is for the removal of sorrowsof residents of Vraja and for the well being of the entire world. Our heartis filled with an ardent desire towards you. Do grant us a small quantityof some type of remedy (medicine) that will put an end to the ache ofthat pain in our heart.Yatte sujaat-charnaam-buruham staneshubhitah shaney priya dadhi mahi karkshesu |tenaat-we matsi tad vyathate na kinsvitkoorpardi-bhir-bhramati dhirbh vadaa yushaam nah||19||As your feet are more tender than a lotus, we use utmost caution whileputting them on our chest(heart). With same tender feet you wander inthe deep dark forest bare feet. The mere thought of you treading withthose tender feet on the thorny, stony paths in the forest give us painand we loose our wits. O Lord, our lives are Only for you. We areonly living for you. We are only yours!!
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