Ashtapadi XXIII - kisalaya Sayana - Ode to the Lord 


Companions of Radha
Left her in cottage
Radha is engrossed in love
Love for her Lord
Krishna was gazing
At the bed of leaves
He spoke to her
With supreme affection !

kshaNa madhuna - nAdanAma kriya- Adi
SlOkam gatavati sakhee brundE mandatrapa bhara nirbhara
smara paravaSAkoota spheeta smita snapitAdharAm
sarasa manasam drushTvA hrushTAm muhurnava pallava
prasava SayanE nikshiptAkshee muvAcha harih priyAm ||

kisalaya Sayana talE kuru kAmini charaNa naLina vinivESam
tavapada pallava vairi parAbhava mida manubhavatu suvESam
kshaNa madhunA nArAyaNam
anugata manusara rAdhE ||

 
O beauteous Radha
Put thy lotus feet
Softer than leaves tender
On this lovely bed !
Please follow me
For some time !
 

kara kamalEna karOmi charaNamaha mA gamitAsi vidooram
kshaNa mupakuru SayanOpari mAmiva noopurEmanu gati Sooram||kshaNa ||
 
Allow me to comfort
Thy lovely feet !
You have come a long way
Like me your anklets
Are always with thee


vadana sudhAnidhi gaLita mamruta miva rachaya vachana manukoolam
virahE mivApa sa mayAmi payOdhara rOdhaka murasi dukoolam||kshaNa ||
 
As beautiful as Luna
Is thy handsome face !
Thy words are sweet
Like nectar from Moon
Permit me to see thee
Steadily and whole !

priya pari rambhaNa rabhasa valita miva pulakita mati dura vApam
madurasi kucha kalaSam vinivESaya SOshaya manasija tApam||kshaNa ||
 
Excited art thou
To embrace Me
Let the fire of Cupid
Burn in our hearts
Let our bodies commingle
And become united !
After all our Union
Of Purusha and Prakriti
Generated the Cosmos !

adhara sudhArasa mupanaya bhAmini jeevamamrutamiva dAsam
tvai vinihita manasam virahAnala dagdha vapusha mavilAsam||kshaNa ||
 
This is Kamukee Kamuka Bhava

 

 

Bhava of Beloved and Lover
Between Purusha and Prakriti
Symbolised in Song !
O lovely Radha, confer upon Me
The nectar of thy kiss !
My body burns
With fire of Love
Keep me alive for ever 
With thy eternal love



SaSimukhi mukharaya maNi raSanA guNa manuguNa kanTha ninAdam
Sruti yugaLe pikaruta vikalE mama Samaya chirAdavasAdam||KshaNa ||
 
Like Luna in his waxing
Is thy face beauteous
Let bells on thy waist
Ring with thy voice melodious
Sound of cuckoo birds
Torment my ears
Pacify me, dearest !

mAmativiphala rushA vikaleekruta mavalOkitu madhu nEdam
meelati lajjita miva nayanam tava virama visruja rati khEdam||kshaNa ||
 
Thou art closing thine eyes
In anger at my inertia
Be cheerful, beloved
I am with thee for ever !
 


Sri jayadEva bhaNita mida manupada nigadita madhuripu mOdam
janayatu rasika janEshu manOrama ratirasa bhAva vinOdam||kshaNa ||

 
The romantic nature
Of Lord Krishna
Is highlighted in this poem
By the poet Jayadeva
May devotees divine
Enjoy sweetness of Love
Love, Bliss, Ananda
For ever and ever !
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