Sri Madana-Gopaladevastaka

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Eight Prayers Glorifying Sri Madana-Gopaladeva
 
1 mrdu-talaranya-jita-rucira-darada-prabham
kulisa-kanjari-dara-kalasa-jhasa-cihnitam
hrdi mamadhaya nija-carana-sarasiruham
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam
 
O Madana Gopala, please place Your lotus feet, which are marked with a
thunderbolt, lotus, conchshell, waterpot, and fish, which eclipse all
splendours, and which with soft soles have conquered Vrndavana forest, in my
heart.  Please protect me, for I am now Your home.
 
2 mukhara-manjira-nakha-sisira-kiranavali
vimala-malabir anupadam udita-kantibhih
sravana-netra-svasana-patha-sukhada natha he
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam
 
With every step splendid garlands of the cooling moonlight of Your
toenail-moons and the words of Your talkative anklets bring happiness to the
path of my ears, eyes, and breath.  O Madana Gopala, please protect me, for
I am now Your home.
 
3 manimayosnisa-dara-kutilimani locanoc-
calana-caturya-cita-lavanimani gandayoh
kanaka-tatanka-ruci-madhurimani majjayan
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam
 
O Madana Gopala, as You plunge me in the sweetness of the glittering golden
earrings at Your cheeks, in the tilt of Your jewelled crown, and in the
handsomeness of Your expertly moving restless eyes, please protect me, for I
am now Your home.
 
4 adhara-sonimni dara-hasita-sitimarcite
vijita-manikya-rada-kirana-gana-mandite
nihita-vamsika jana-duravagama-lila he
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam
 
You place a flute on the red of Your lips, which are worshipped by the
splendour of Your smile and decorated with the effulgence of teeth that
defeat the splendour of rubies.  O Madana Gopala, whose pastimes cannot be
understood by the people, please protect me, for I am now Your home.
 
5 padaka-harali-pada-kataka-nata-kinkini-
valaya tatanka-mukha-nikhila-mani-bhusanaih
kalita-navyabha nija-tanu-ruci-bhusitair
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam
 
You are splendid with golden earrings, many necklaces and garlands, dancing
anklets and bracelets, and many other jewel ornaments, which are themselves
decorated by the splendour of Your form.  O Madana Gopala, please protect
me, for I am now Your home.
 
6 udupa-koti-kadana-vadana-ruci-pallavair
madana-koti-mathana-nakhara-kara-kandalaih
dyutaru-koti-sadana-sadaya-nayaneksanair
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam
 
O Madana Gopala, with Your merciful glances, which are arbours of millions
of celestial desire-trees, with the new blossoms of the splendour of Your
face, which eclipses millions of moons, and with the kandala flowers of Your
hands, which have nails to attack millions of Kamadevas, please protect me,
for I am now Your home
 
7 krta-narakara-bhava-mukha-vibudha-sevita
dyuti-sudha-sara puru-karuna kam api ksitau
prakatayan prema-bharam adhikrta-sanatanam
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam
 
O Madana Gopala, who appeared in a humanlike form and was served by Siva and
all the demigods, O merciful one, who showed the Earth eternal spiritual
love, please protect me, for I am now Your home.
 
8 tarani ja-tira-bhuvi tarani-kara-varaka-
priyaka-sandastha-mani-sadana-mahita-sthite
lalitaya sardham anupada-ramita radhaya
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam
 
On the Yamuna’s shore is a shady kadamba grove and a glorious jewel palace
where You eternally play with Radha and Lalita.  O Madana Gopala, please
protect me, for I am now Your home.
 
9 madana-gopala tava sarasam idam astakam
pathati yah sayam ati-sarala-matir asu tam
sva-caranambhoja-rati-rasa-sarasi majjayan
madana-gopala nija-sadanam anuraksa mam
 
Into the nectar lake of love for Your lotus feet You quickly plunge a
sincere devotee who reads these eight nectar verses glorifying You.  O
Madana Gopala, please protect me, for I am now Your home.
 
 
 
 
 

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