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From: kalaivani retnavellu (kalaivani4krishna_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Sat Feb 09 2002 - 17:13:01 PST

radhe krishna!
namo venkateshaya

dear bhaagavatas,
lets continue to enjoy sri hari.

Prathama Kunja-vihary-astaka -- The First Eight-verse
Poem Glorifying
Krsna, Who Enjoys Pastimes in the Secluded Groves of
Vrndavana

by Srila Rupa Gosvami
versification by Dravida das
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His smooth complexion conquers sapphires -- stunning
to the eye!
Kadamba blooms with fragrance full on each ear gently
lie.
His beauty's greatened by His chest, where gunja
garland stays.
All glories to the Lord who in Vrndavan's forests
plays!

Cakora longing for the moon of Radha's radiant face,
A thief purloining patience from the cowherds' wives
apace,
His expert rhythmic dancing winning Apsaras' loud
praise --
All glories to the Lord who in Vrndavan's forests
plays!

When Indra's sacrifice He stopped, He stole the deva's
pride
By playfully uplifting Giri-govardhan to hide
His friends and cows beneath the hill for seven nights
and days --
All glories to the Lord who in Vrndavan's forests
plays!

Heartwarming warbling melodies adorn His flute, which
sings
of Cupid's fest -- to Him unending happiness it
brings!
The parrot pair His loving pastimes never tire to
praise --
All glories to the Lord who in Vrndavan's forests
plays!

His glist'ning garments steal the splendid glow by
gold possessed,
A perfect peacock plume bedecks His most exquisite
crest,
Vrndavan's radiant girls rejoice to see His loving
ways --
All glories to the Lord who in Vrndavan's forests
plays!

Most fragrant sandal paste anoints His limbs, so
slightly blue.
A golden belt adorns His handsome waist. He's likened
to
An elephant bound by the ropes of Radha's winning ways
--
All glories to the Lord who in Vrndavan's forests
plays!

His fulgent forehead glows with golden tilak He's
applied,
His playful pastimes swing His campak wreath from side
to side,
He meets the gorgeous gopis for their rendezvous in
forests --
All glories to the Lord who in Vrndavan's forests
plays!

Their work ignored, the cowherds' wives are fairly
paralyzed
When dancing glances strike them from the corners of
His eyes.
Ecstatic hero setting love-mad Radha's heart ablaze --

All glories to the Lord who in Vrndavan's forests
plays!

The pastimes that the Lord enjoys in Vraja's sylvan
bowers
Enhance this octave's beauty and pour forth pure
nectar showers.
Whoever reads these verses soon acquires saintly
traits
And serves His lustrous lotus feet with love that
ne'er abates.

best wishes
kalaivani
radhe shyam
namo narayana
andal thiruvadigale sharanam



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