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Govindamiha Gopika Anandam
By Narayana Theertha
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Govindam iha Govindananda Kandham,
Sananadam avalokayamo Mukundam.
Think of Govinda who is the joy of Gopis,
And with great joy we would see Mukunda.
1. Gopika nayana Kumudha, poornendum,
Gopala kula thilakam Akhila Bandhum,
Sripathim anindhya harichandana sugandhim,
Sreyo vidhaayi Karunarasa sindhum.
The full moon to the lotus like eyes of Gopis,
The ornament to the clan of Gopalas, friend of all,
Consort of Lakshmi, the virtuous one with scent of sandalwood,
Famous as a law giver and the ocean of emotion of mercy.
2. Sangeetha rasika sarasa sallapam,
Sarala murali galitha sadhu santhapam,
Srungara rasa poora Sri Madana Gopam,
Srithajana aanandam Akhilananda roopam.
He who is an admirer of music and interested in talking sweetly,
Who used to easily play the flute, who used to destroy sorrow of saints,
Who is full of erotic sentiments, who is the cowherd who is like God of love,
Who is the joy for his devotees and who has the form of universal joy.
3. Angana mukha padma sankhi sankhi brungaksham,
Aalola makara kundala natana daksham,
Mangalakaram, akhila loka samraksham,
Madhavam asesha sura ripu gana vipaksham.
He who has a bee like eyes which was united with the lotus like face of ladies,
Who is an expert in dancing with his fish like ear globes moving to and fro,
Who causes auspiciousness, who protects the entire world,
Who is Madhava who is always against the enemies of devas.
4. Vallavee Manikhya mani yugala madhye,
Marakatha manicchayaa madana gopalam,
Mallikaa jathi champakaadhi suma bharam,
Mahaneeya lavanya lalitha thara pooram.
He who in the middle of groups of gem like cowherd women,
Left a shadow of the emerald gem, who is the cowherd god of love,
Who is filled with flowers of Jasmine, Champa and Jathi,
And who has a very pretty form which floods easily and greatly our minds.
5. Sphuradhara kalitha murali naadha sudhayaa,
Sura sundari ganam iha aakarshayantham,
Guru karunaya rachitham ethad athi lalitham,
Narayanananda theertha samudhitham.
He who with his nectar of music furnished through his flute,
Attracted groups of deva ladies to this place,
And this work was composed by Narayana Theertha
Due to the mercy of the Guru in a very simple style.