Post by madanmohandas on Apr 9, 2020 18:18:32 GMT -6
Sri Anandakhya Stotram
A Hymn called Joy
Sri Rupa Goswami.
Sri Krishna, all-attractive, supreme joy,
Govinda, Lord of kine, and Nanda's boy;
The dark hue of a Tamal tree who bears,
A headdress decked with peacock plumes who wears;
Who is with yellow silken raiment dight,
Whose countenance glows with sweet smiles bright;
A million Cupids beauty who displays;
In Vrindavan delights in festive plays;
Who wears a Vaijayanti flower wreath
Upon his chest; a cane tucked underneath
His arm; and displays his amorous deeds
In groves; and is adorned with Gunja beads;
Who wears Karnikara flowers o'er his ears,
Embellished with a gold lustre appears;
By whom skill in flute playing is displayed;
Who is belov'd of every cowherd maid;
Who deems it as a festive holiday
To meet with Gandharvika anyway;
Who worships Radha with humility,
And honours her as his divinity.
Thus twenty names of Krishna are proclaimed,
Which as the 'Great hymn of joy' has been named;
And whoso reads or listens or recites
Can relish supreme exquisite delights
Of Krishna's love; by all fondly approved,
With all virtues and qualities improved.
The cowherd chief's son then mercifully
Draws them to his intimate company.