Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 3.4.15; a medieval era Sanskrit book, written by Rupa Goswami (fl. 15th century) which represents a devotional (bhakti) masterpiece. In this work Goswami describes the nature and different forms of pure love (rasa) as well as various other topics on Vaishnavism and devotion.

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English translation:

व्रजाधीशस्य रूपं, यथा —
तिल-तण्डुलितैः कचैः स्फुरन्तं
नव-भाण्डीर-पलाश-चारु-चेलम् ।
अति-तुन्दिलम् इन्दु-कान्ति-भाजं
व्रज-राजं वर-कूर्चम् अर्चयामि ॥३.४.१५॥

vrajādhīśasya rūpaṃ, yathā —
tila-taṇḍulitaiḥ kacaiḥ sphurantaṃ
nava-bhāṇḍīra-palāśa-cāru-celam |
ati-tundilam indu-kānti-bhājaṃ
vraja-rājaṃ vara-kūrcam arcayāmi
||3.4.15||

English translation

Nanda’s form:
“I worship Nanda, the corpulent king of Vraja, who has a mixture of black and white hair on his head, an attractive beard as white as the moon, and clothing the color of a new banyan leaf.”

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