Ashtapadi V - Sanchara Dadhara 



sancharadadhara - mOhana - Adi
Slokamviharati vanE rAdhA sAdhAraNa praNayE harau
vigaLita nijOtkarsha deershyAvaSEna gatAnyatah
kvachidapi latAkunjE gunjanmadhu vrata manDalee
mukhara SikharE leena deenApyuvAcha rahassakheem ||

 
I worry about the Lord
Radha tells her confidante
They were siiting
In a cottage
Under a bower filled
With buzzing sound of bees
The Lord neglects me
And sports with others
In glorious Vrindavan
She is feeling remorse
As her dignity is lost
And is burning with envy !

sancharadadhara sudhAmadhura dhvani mukharita mOhana vamSam
chalita druganchala chanchala mouLi kapOla vilOla vatamsam
rAsE harimiha vihita vilAsam
smarati manO mama kruta parihAsam ||
 
The Lord is playing
On His flute divine
How melodious the tune
Music nectar like
Is flowing from lip
Peacock featuers
And ear hangings
Which adorn Him
Is shaking beautifully
Enjoys He the Rasa Lila
The Dance Divine
With the Gopis !
I feel slighted
But in my mind
He holds sway absolute !
 

chandraka chAru mayoora SikhanDaka manDala valayita kESam
prachura purandara dhanu ranuranjita mEdura mudira suvESam ||rAsE ||
 
 
His curly black hair
Is decorated well
With peacock feathers
Like a black cloud
Encirled by rainbow !
I may be belittled
But He Eternal
Dominates my mind !
 
gOpa kadamba nitambavatee mukha chumbana lambhita lObham
bandhu jeeva madhurAdhara pallava kalita dara smita SObham||rAsE||
 
See Him dally
With young Gopis !
His lips sweet
Like Bandu flowers
How radiating
Is His smile !
He may ignore me
But He is my Lord !
 
vipula pulaka bhuja pallava valayita vallava yuvatee sahasram
kara charaNOrasi maNigaNa bhushaNa kiraNa vibhinnata miSram||rAsE||
 
 
The Gopis were hugged
Close to His chest
Their bodies tingled
With ecstasy supernal !
Darkness was dispelled
By the Light emanating
From His ornaments !
 
 
jalada paTala chaladindu vinindaka chandana bindu lalATam
peenapayOdhara parisara mardana nirdaya hrudaya kavATam||rAsE ||
 
A sandalwood dot
Decorates His face !
His chest hard
Due to embraces
I cant forget Him
He dominates my mind
But He still neglects me !
 
maNimaya makara manOhara kunDala manDita ganDamudAram peetavasana manugata muni manuja surAsura vara parivAram||rAsE ||
 
Shines He with gems-tudded
Lovely ear rings !
Robed in yellow
He is adored world wide
By Bheeshma, Narada
Prahlada and Indra
He sways my mind !
 

viSada kadamba talE miLitam kali kalusha bhayam Samayantam mAmapi kimapi taranga dananga druSa manasA ramyantam||rAsE||
 
Our rendezvous
Is the Kadamba tree
He is good at eradicating
The vices of Kali Yuga !
To describe His love
Is difficult indeed !
Cupid draws me
To the Supernal Lord !
He sways my mind !
 

Sri jayadEva bhaNita mati sundara mOhana madhuripu roopam haricharaNa smaraNam prati samprati puNyavatA manuroopam||rAsE||
 
The poet Jaya Deva
Sings the Love Divine
Of handsome Krishna
This poem holy
Promotes love absolute
For the Celestial Lord !
Meditating on the sports
Of our beloved Lord
Is blissful indeed !
Translation By