|Vedanta Spiritual Library|
By Vijaya Gopala Swamigal
Translated by P. R. Ramachander
Dhanyoham, Krishna, Krishna,
Thava nama keerthanena Dhanyoham,
I am fortunate Krishna, Krishna,
I am fortunate because of singing your names,
And even Brahmas are thinking about me.
Dhanyoham hi Krishna, thava Padaravindha,
Smarana mathrena, kimanya saadhanena.
I am definitely fortunate Krishna, as soon,
I think about your lotus feet, what is the need of any other thing.
1. Aswamedha vara yajnai kim anya dharma jala samjnai,
Viswa karthareesa vidhrutha jeeva pasai,
Saswath bhakthirasthu thava krupa mathrena.
When you are doing the blessed Aswamedha Yajna,
What is the need for any other web of Dharma,
And when one is perplexed by the rope of life of doer of the world,
By having stable devotion to you and getting only your grace.
2. Ganga pramukha theerhacharansai kim,
Anga sosha mathrena karanai,
Mangala aalaya Sri Krishna Vasudeva,
Madhavedhi jihwaa vakthi yadhi
What is the need of taking bath in,
Ganga and other sacred waters,
Which would only lead to thinning of your limbs,
If the tongue keeps on telling Madhava,
Krishna and Vasudeva in sacred temples.
3. Kruchradhi sakala upavasai kim,
Krutha Prayaga nithya vaasai kim,
Vajra hastha madha banjanaaya,
Govardhano udhara Sri Krishna dasyenaiva.
What is the need for punishing penances like fasting,
What is the need of living daily in Prayaga (Allahabad),
Except doing service to Krishna who lifted Govardhana
And subdued great pride with his strong hands.
4. Pancha Vahnyaa thapasaa kim,
Pranayama, jitha manasa,
Kanja bhava Janaka kalitha Gopala Bala,
Leelaa Sudha sindhu viharanenaiva,
What is the need for penance in between five fires,
And doing Pranayama for controlling the mind,
Except telling that cowherd boy who is the producer of nectar,
And being in the nectar like lake of sports of him.
5. Ajamiladhi Samudhara nithya,
Ajitha sarva loka sarana,
Gaja Rajendra bhaya harana divya charana,
Vijaya Gopala Sri Gopika Ramana.
Oh God who gave salvation to Ajamila,
Who helps those who have failed all over the world,
Oh God whose sacred feet removed the fear of the king of elephants,
Oh Vijaya Gopala who is the darling of Gopis.