Ashtapadi XXII - harimEka rasam - Ode to the Lord



With mixed emotions
Radha looked at the Lord
With happiness and fear
Ambivalence of feeling
Her anklets made
Tinkling noises.

harimEka rasam - madhyamAvati - Adi
SlOkam sA sasAdhvasa sAnandam gOvindE lOla lOchana
SinjAna manju manjeeram pravivESa nivESanam || .


rAdhA vadana vilOkana vikasita vividha vikAra vibhangam
jalanidhimiva vidhumanDala darSana taraLita tunga tarangam
harimEka rasam chira mabhilashita vilAsam
sA dadarSa guru harsha vaSam vada vadana mananga nivAsam ||

The Lord was filled
With waves of love
As he looked
At Radha, Prakriti
Like ocean wave
Rising at Moon's sight
With all eagerness
Radha glanced at Lord !


hara mamalatara tAra murasi dadhAtam parirabhya vidooram
sphuTatara phEna kadamba karambita miva yamunA jala pooram||harimEka ||

With shining pearl garlands
The Lord is adorned
Like brilliant foam
On the waves of river !

SyAmala mrudula kaLEbara manDala madhigata goura dukoolam
neela naLinamiva peeta parAga paTala bhara valayita moolam||harimEka ||


Like yellow pollen
Over blue lotus
Yellow garment of Lord
Appeared, to all eyes !


taraLa drugamchala chalana manOhara vadana janita rati rAgam
sphuTa kamalOdara khElita khanjana yugamiva SaraditaDAgam||harimEka ||\


With black rolling eyes
Radha looked at the Lord
With great excitement
Like birds flying over lake
With lotus flowers
In  Sharath, season of Autumn


vadana kamala pariSeelana mihita mihi rasama kunDala SObham
smita ruchi rasa mullasitAdhara pallava kruta rati lObham||harimEka |
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Like solar rays
His ear rings were hanging
His lips eager to enjoy
Prakriti's kiss !
Lovely Prakriti
His own Maya
His own Shakti
Personified as Radha !

SaSi kiraNa chchuritOdara jaladhara sundara sukusuma kESam
timirOdita vidhu manDala nirmala malayaja tilaka nivESam||harimEka ||

 

 
Lunar rays shone
On Krishna's chest !
Like fair Luna
Amidst clouds dark !
His face was lustrous
With sandalwood marks !

vipula pulaka bhara dantu ritam rati kELi kalAbhi radheeram
maNigaNa kiraNa samooha samujvala bhooshaNa subhaga sareeram||harimEka ||
 
The Lord was  thrilled
To meet His Prakriti !
His own Becoming
Relative Being
Symbolised as Radha !
He looked gorgeous
With gem studded ornaments !



Sri jayadEva bhaNita vibhava dviguNeekruta bhushaNa bhAram
praNamata hrudi vinidhAya harim ruchiram sukrutOdaya sAram||harimEka ||
 
The poet Jayadeva
Describes in detail
The Lord's qualities
Which can pave the way
For Self Actualisation
Essence of Bhakthi Yoga
The splendor of the poet
Is doubled by this effort
May all sincere devotees
Meditate on His Glory
And may the Goal of Life
Self Actualisation Supreme
Dawn on them !
 

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