SRI SRI RADHIKASTAKAM
by Srila Rupa Goswami
1. I worship Sri Radhika, whose
beautiful eyes flicker in all
directions, like restless, playful
wagtail birds, who is the
malli-flower for the honeybee-heart of the son of the cowherd king (Sri Krsna), and who is grave in all attributes.
2. I worship Sri Radhika, whose
father Vrsabhanu Maharaj's fame
spreads well throughout the world, and who plays along with Her friends with the son of the king of Vraja in Her own beautiful pond.
3. I worship Sri Radhika, whose
smiling, submissive face is
initiated in a vow to subdue the
glories of the full autumn moon,
who is the Lord of the lilies, and
who can cause waves of erotic
sweetness for Aghabhid (Krsna)
with Her playful eyes that dance
in an elevated way.
4. I worship Sri Radhika, whose
hair braid, which is filled with
various kinds of blooming flowers, looks like the extended tail of a peacock that is dizzy of
amorous feelings, and whose
spotless cheeks are colored
with the pan which comes from
Madhuripu's (Sri Krsna's) mouth.
5. I worship Sri Radhika, who is
sprinkled with pure intimate
affection for Lalita and whose
all-encompassing mood of
friendship with Visakha is well
known. She carries sweet jewels
of pleasure for Aghabhid (Sri
Krsna) in the priceless shining
jewelbox of Her love.
6. I worship Sri Radhika, who was crowned (with a ceremonial
bathing) as the Queen of
Vrndavana, who is the presiding
Goddess of the Kartik month,
which is the best time of the year, who is the chief of all the innumerable dear ladies of Sri Mukunda, and whose fame destroys the sins of the world.
7. I worship Sri Radhika, who even looks upon the backs of the
extreme borders of Hari's toenails as being more dear to Her than millions upon millions of hearts, who is the guru who initiates all the joyful, restless-eyed girls in the art of cleverness and whose glories are great.
8. I worship Sri Radhika, whose
luster is of pure gold, like
vermilion ground on a golden
slab, whose teenage beauty is
surrounded by waves of sweetness, who gets horripilations when She is embraced by Hari's arms
and who wears a bright crimson
9. The moon of auspiciousness of the bank of th daughter of the
sun (Yamuna), Sri Krsnacandra,
will be satisfied with whoever
nicely recites this best of prayers,
that is a spotless vessel of
loving sweetness and He will
fulfill that person's desires.
End of Srila Rupa Goswami's
Raghunatha das Goswami
Hari-nāma! the tips of the toes
your lotus feet are constantly
worshiped by the glowing
emanating from the string
gems known as the Upanisads,
crown jewels of all the Vedas.
are eternally adored by
souls, such as Nārada
Sukadeva. O Hari-nāma!
take complete shelter of you.
Hari-nāma, O name sung by
sages, O transcendental
that bring bliss to the
even if you are spoken
once, and even if you
at once remove the many
sufferings of everyone.
sun of the holy name,
the dim light of your
dawn gives the sight
pure devotion to they who
blind to the truth.
learned person in this
is able to describe
Vedas declare that
bring freedom from
karma, O holy name,
appearance at once
all karma disappear.
Holy Name, I pray that
love for you in your
forms, such as Aghadamana
(son of Yasodā),
(son of Nanda),
(moon of the gopīs),
to the surrendered souls),
Krishna, may greatly increase.
holy name, you are manifested
the supreme person described
the Holy Name, and
the sound vibration of
Holy Name. We know that
second form is more merciful
the first. Even a person
commits many offenses to
first form may become always
into an ocean of bliss by
the second with his voice.
name that destroys the many
of they who take
of you, O name that is
form of delightful and intense
bliss, O name that is a
of happiness for Gokula,
perfect and complete Holy Name
Lord Krishna, I bow down
offer my respects to you.
life of nārada's vīnā, O flood
the waves of sweet nectar,
holy name of lord Krishna,
sweetly appear on my tongue.
.Verses on the Glories of Sri Krsna, by Srila Jayadeva Gosvami
dear friends, just see how Sri Krsna is enjoying the season of spring!
With the gopis embracing each of His limbs, He is like amorous love
personified. With His transcendental pastimes, He enlivens all the
gopis, and the entire creation. With His soft bluish-black arms and
legs, which resemble blue lotus flowers, He has created a festival for
from Sri Caitanya Caritamrta Adi Lila Chapter 4 Text 224)
jaya jaya deva hare
Glories, glories to Lord Hari, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who
is bedecked with jeweled earrings and a garland of forest flowers and
whose feet are marked with a lotus!
The Lord's face shines like the whorl of the sun. He removes the
miseries of His devotees and is the resting place of the minds of the
swanlike sages. Glories! Glories to Lord Sri Hari!
Supreme Personality who destroyed the demoniac Kaliya serpent! O Lord,
You are the beloved of all living entities and the sun in the galaxy of
the Yadu dynasty. Glories! Glories to Lord Sri Hari!
Lord, destroyer of the demons Madhu, Mura and Naraka. Seated on Garuda,
You are the source of joy for the demigods. All glories to Hari!
O Lord, Your clear eyes are like lotus petals, and You destroy the
bondage of the material world. You are the maintainer of the three
worlds. Glories to Lord Hari!
O Lord, as the gem of the sons of Janaka You were victorious over all
the asuras, and You smashed the greatest asura, the ten-headed Ravana.
Glories to Lord Har!
Supreme Personality of Godhead who held the Govardhana Hill! Your
complexion is like a fresh monsoon cloud, and Srimati Radharani is like
a cakora bird who is nourished by drinking the light of Your moonlike
face. Glories! Glories to Lord Sri Hari!
O Lord, I offer my humble obeisances at Your lotus feet. Please bless me
by Your limitless mercy. Glories! Glories to Lord Sri Hari!
The poet Sri Jayadeva offers this song of devotion and shining good
fortune to thee. All glories! All glories to Lord Sri Hari.
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