Sri Prathama Kunja-vihary-ashtaka

Sri Prathama Kunja-vihary-ashtaka
by Srila Rupa Gosvami



indranila-mani-manjula-varnah
phulla-nipa-kusumancita-karnah
krishnalabhir akrisorasi hari
sundaro jayati kunja-vihari
All glories to Sri Krishna, who enjoys transcendental pastimes in Vrindavana forest. His complexion is as splendid as sapphires, He wears kadamba-blossom earrings, and His broad chest is decorated with a garland of gunja.

radhika-vadana-candra-cakorah
sarva-ballava-vadhu-dhriti-caurah
carcari-caturatancita-cari
caruto jayati kunja-vihari
All glories to Sri Krishna, who enjoys transcendental pastimes in Vrindavana forest. He is the cakora bird who drinks the moonlight of Sri Radha’s face. He steals away the composure of all the gopis. Skillfully clapping His hands in the rhythm known as carcari, He dances very gracefully.

sarvatah prathita-kaulika-parva-
dhvamsanena hrita-vasava-garvah
goshtha-rakshana-krite giridhari
lilaya jayati kunja-vihari
All glories to Sri Krishna, who enjoys transcendental pastimes in Vrindavana forest. After stopping His relatives from performing the famous Indra-yajna sacrifice, He removed Indra’s pride and protected the people of Vraja by playfully lifting Govardhana Hill.

raga-mandala-vibhushita-vamsi-
vibhramena madanotsava-samsi
stuyamana-caritah suka-sari-
srenibhir jayati kunja-vihari
All glories to Sri Krishna, who enjoys transcendental pastimes in Vrindavana forest-pastimes that are glorified by the male and female parrots. By decorating His flute with many beautiful melodies, He glorifies the festival of His transcendental amorous love.

satakumbha-ruci-hari-dukulah
keki-candraka-virajita-culah
navya-yauvana-lasad-vraja-nari-
ranjano jayati kunja-vihari
All glories to Sri Krishna, who enjoys transcendental pastimes in Vrindavana forest. The luster of His silk garments eclipses the glory of gold. The top of His head is decorated with a peacock feather. He pleases the splendid girls of Vraja.

sthasaki-krita-sugandhi-patirah
svarna-kanci-parisobhi-katirah
radhikonnata-payodhara-vari-
kunjaro jayati kunja-vihari
All glories to Sri Krishna, who enjoys transcendental pastimes in Vrindavana forest. He is anointed with fragrant sandal paste. His hips are decorated with a golden belt. He is the elephant bound by the rope of the beautiful face of Sri Radhika.

gaura-dhatu-tilakojjvala-bhalah
keli-cancalita-campaka-malah
adri-kandara-griheshv abhisari
subhruvam jayati kunja-vihari
All glories to Sri Krishna, who enjoys transcendental pastimes in Vrindavana forest. His forehead is splendid with golden tilaka made from mineral pigments. His campaka garland moves to and fro in His pastimes. He meets the beautiful-eyebrowed gopis in the palatial caves of Govardhana Hill.

vibhramoccala-drig-ancala-nritya-
kshipta-gopa-lalanakhila-krityah
prema-matta-vrishabhanu-kumari-
nagaro jayati kunja-vihari
All glories to Sri Krishna, who enjoys transcendental pastimes in Vrindavana forest. His dancing sidelong glances make the gopis drop all their household duties. He is the charming lover of Vrishabhanu’s daughter, who is mad with love for Him.

ashtakam madhura-kunja-vihari-
kridaya pathati yah kila hari
sa prayati vilasat-para-bhagam
tasya pada-kamalarcana-ragam
He who reads these eight verses, which are beautified by the Lord’s charming pastimes in the forest, will attain many splendid transcendental virtues. He will become attached to the service of the Lord’s lotus feet.
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  • Volunteer
    Hare Krishhna, Mataji.

    Pranam.

    No doubt ginger is the best medicine describe in Ayurveda but if you take high dose of it than it will be prove harmful to health, similarly what you are posting is a very high does for a living entities like us who are full of lusty desires and so…

    Please, post something relevant to our practical life. Of course Krishna Katha is good but not from Gita Govind. It is to high and even none of us capacity to even respect it.

    Actually there is a fault in reader side too. Instead of reading from Srila Prabhupada’s books we are running after these books and not only that but by commenting on such blog, it encourage you to write more.
    Please, follow Srila Prabhupada’s way and not let other to get misdirected or misguide. Please encourage them to read Srila Prabhupad’s books only as he told many times that everything is there in his books. No need to read any things else then his books.

    Hare Krishna.

    Jai Srila Prabhupada Ki Jai!!!
  • Radhe Radhe maataji beatufil verses.........
  • Jaya jaya jaya hari chandra vrndavana, these songs in the form of poems bring to every soul the virtue of being alive and so have the divine presence of the Supreme Being to grant communion to our beautiful and splendid love GOD ... .. HARE KRISHNA ...


  • what a beautifull composition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Hare Krishna ! it is simply wonderful... All glories to harinaam !
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