Śrī Hari-bhakti-kalpa-latikā

The Flowering Vine of Devotion to Lord Hari

by Sarasvati Thkura | 14,715 words

The book contains the essence on how devotees develop love of Krishna, and how they bring Krishna under control through their love....

vīṇā-veṇu-ṃrdaṅga-vādya-valitair nṛtyaiḥ sva-gītottarais
talpaiḥ puṣpa-nava-pravāla-racitair āsyāmṛtasyārpanaiḥ
guñjā-dhātu-śikhaṇḍa-puspa vihitair veśair manohāribhiḥ
premṇā sādhu siṣevire madhuripuṃ vṛdāvane gopikāḥ

vīṇā—lutes; veṇu—flutes; mṛdaṅga—drums; vādya—musical instruments; valitaiḥ—accompanied by; nṛtyaiḥ—with dancing; sva—own; gīta—with singing; uttaraiḥ—superexcellent; talpaiḥ—with sitting places; puṣpa—with flowers; nava—fresh; pravāla—with buds; racitaiḥ—decorated; asya—of their lips; amṛtasya—of the nectar; arpaṇaiḥ—with offerings; guñjā—of guñjā; dhātu—mineral pigments; śikhaṇḍa—peacock feather; puṣpa—flowers; vihitaiḥ—placed; veśaiḥ—with decorations; manohāribiḥ—beautiful; premṇā—with pure love; sādhu—nicely; siṣevire—served; madhuripum—Lord Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of the Madhu demon; vṛndāvane—in Vṛnḍavana; gopikāh—the gopīs.

Playing flutes, vīṇās and mṛdaṅgas, dancing, sweetly singing, decorating His sitting place with flowers and fresh buds, offering the nectar of their kisses, and decorating Him with garlands of guñjā, mineral pigments, peacock feathers andflowers, the gopīs lovingly served Lord Kṛṣṇa in Vṛndāvana.

 

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