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Sri Gopala Vimsathi of Swami Desikan : Part 4

From: V. Sadagopan (75041.3037_at_compuserve.com)
Date: Sat Sep 07 1996 - 06:23:33 PDT

Verse  10: Beauty of peacock feather clad Gopala 

ANIMESHANISHEVANEEYAMAKSHNOH :
AJAHAT YAVVANAM AAVIRASTHU CHITTEH I
KALAHAAYITA KUNTALAM KALAABHAI :
KARANONMAADHAKA VIBRAMAM MAHO MEH II

One should enjoy the  unchanging and incomparable   
beauty  of the youth , Gopala with unblinking eyes .
When we blink , we lose that moment of this delectable
experience. He is wearing the peacock feathers(Peelis) 
in his dark tresses . The "eyes" at the top of  each of the
peelis decorating his hair seem to compete for attention
with his youthful beauty.When we think of  His many playful 
deeds/pranks  as Balagopala in Gokulum and Brindhavanam 
and his blemishlesss beauty , our minds fall in intense love
with Him. Our senses are overpowered.  May the overflowing
flood of that beauty and its lustre remain steadily in my mind .

Verse 11:Meditation on the  Beauty of  Venugopalan

ANUYAAYI MANOJNA VAMSANAALAI :
AVATHU SPARSITHA VALLAVEE VIMOHAI: I
ANAGASMITHA SEETHALAI RASOU MAAM
ANUKAMPAA SARITHAMBHUJAI: APAANGAI : II

Venugopalan plays on his flute and creates delightful 
music and casts his most merciful glances on the 
Gopis . They are totally captivated by his friendly smile  and 
the divine music originatinig from His flute.
At this time , His cool and welcoming eyes resemble 
a pair of just-blossomed lotuses in the river of His mercy (Dayaa).
May this enchanting youth Gopala  protect me always !

Verse 12 : Prayer for memory of Venugopalan during the last moments

(This is the famous verse sung by  Sage Narada in 
Sankalpa Suryodhayam. The beauty of Venugopala
and His  world-enchanting flute music has been 
celebrated by Srimad Bhagavatham and Periyazhwaar in
particular (Periya Thirumozhi : 3.6))

May the resplendent blue jyothi of Gopala reminding one of 
an incomparable blue gem stone(Indra neela stone ),
with blue  peacock feather decorations on His dark black 
hair and the divine flute on His lips appear before me 
during the last moments of my life on this earth . 

Verse 13 : Enjoyment of the indescribable beauty of the Lord

AKILAANAVALOKAYAAMI KAALAAN 
MAHILAADHEENA  BHUJAANTHARASYA YUNA: I
ABHILASHAPADHAM VAJRAANGANAANAAM
ABHILABHA KRAMA DHURAMAABHIRUPYAM II

Even in His incarnaton as Krishna/Gopala , 
Sri Devi is always united with Him. He has 
left her His chest region as Her place of 
special residence and enjoyment. He has 
the eternal and  youthful beauty that qualifies Him 
to play with Her. We are powerless to describe His
full beauty. The Gopis of Gokulam are thirsting to
enjoy His beauty . I am blessed to have the vision 
of this beautiful youth everywhere and at all times .

Verse 14 : Which artist created this splendour ?

HRUDHI MUGDHA SIKANDA MANDANA:
LIKHITA: KENA MAMAISHA SILPINAA I
MADHANAADHURA VALLAVAANGANAA
VADHANAAMBHOJA DIVAKAROH YUVAA II

Which (bold) artist drew this picture of this  unsatiable
beauty known as Gopala in my heart ? Who etched 
this embodiment of beauty wearing the charming  peacock 
feathers in His hair ? Which painter painted the picture
of this beautiful youth in my heart , who is like the morning Sun to 
the lotus-like faces of the love-sick Gopis ?