Ashtapadi XVII - hari hari hatAdaratayA - Ode to the Lord 

 

Hit by Cupid's arrows
The Lord repents
For causing pain
To Prakriti, Radha !
He roams in Vrindavan
For His beloved
He sat at last
By the side of Yamuna !

hari hari hatAdaratayA - bhupAlam - Adi
SlOkam itastata tAmanusrutya rAdhikA
mananga bANa vraNa khinna manasaha
krutAnutApassa kaLinda nandinee
tatAnta kunjE vishada madhavaha || ||

mAmiyam chalitA vilOkya vrutam vadhoo nichayEna
sApa rAdhatayA mayApi navAritAti bhayEna
hari hari harAtadaratayA
sA gata kupitEva||hari||

Radha has seen Me
In play with other Gopis
And abandoned Me
As a result !
Guilty Conscience gnaws me
Hence I prevented her not !
She must have lost
Respect for Me
Very angry she became
Because of Me !


kim karishyati kim vadishyati sA chiram virahEna
kim dhanEna janEna kim mama jeevitEna gruhENa||hari hari||

 
Pangs of separation
Afflict Radha
What else can she do?
What can she say ?
All is rubbish
That is not Radha !
What use wealth,
Home, people, life
Is she is not with me ?
 

chintayAmi tadAnanam kuTila bhru kOpa bharENa
SOna padma mivOpari bhramatA kulam bhramarENa ||hari hari||
 
My mind is full
Of her face
In her eyes voluptous
I can see anger
Like black bees
Encircling lotus red !


tAma hrudi sangatA maniSam bhruSam ramayAmi
kim vanEnusarAmi tA miha kim vrudhA vilapAmi||hari hari||
 
Why am I waiting
And searching for Radha
In this forest deadly ?
I can make her satisfied

 

 

As she is in my Heart !


 
tanvi khinna masuyayA hrudayanta vAkalayAmi
tanna vEdmi kutO gatAsi natEna tEnunayAmi||hari hari ||
 
 
O Beauteous Radha
Thou art annoyed
By My behaviour rude
That is why you left
My presence
I beseech thee
Come back, O Lovely One !


druSyasE puratO gatAgata mEva mE vidadhasi
kim purEva sa sambhramam pari rambhaNam na dadasi kupitEva||hari hari||


I can see thee
Right before Me
You appear and disappear
In My Vision.
Why dont you embrace
Me in ecstasy now ?
 

kshamyatA maparam kadpi ta vEdruSam nakarOmi
dEhi sundari darSanam mama manmadhEna dunOmi||hari hari||
 
My offence needs pardon
Forgive, O Aristocratic One !
That mistake will not be repeated
I will look foolish without Prakriti
How can I manifest Myself
With thy august body ?
As Cupid is tormenting Me
Appear before Me, please !


varNitam jayadEva kEna harEridam pravaNEna
bindu bilva samudra sambhava rOhinee ramaNEna||hari hari||

As Moon brightens sky
So also poet Jayadeva
Born in Bindu Bilva
Makes his lineage glorious
Describes he with devotion
Purusha' love for Prakriti
Being's love for Becoming
Absolute's love for Relative
Infinite's love for Finite
Krishna's love for Radha
They are inseparable principles
Brahman and Maya
Shiva and Shakti
Purusha and Prakriti !

 

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