Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu

by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 4.3.16; 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:

आहोपुरुषिका, यथा —
धृताटोपे गोपेश्वर-जलधि-चन्द्रे परिकरं
निबध्नत्य् उल्लासाद् भुज-समर-चर्या-समुचितम् ।
स-रोमाञ्चं क्ष्वेडा-निविड-मुख-बिम्बस्य नटतः
सुदाम्नः सोत्कण्ठं जयति मुहुर् आहोपुरुषिका ॥४.३.१६॥

āhopuruṣikā, yathā —
dhṛtāṭope gopeśvara-jaladhi-candre parikaraṃ
nibadhnaty ullāsād bhuja-samara-caryā-samucitam |
sa-romāñcaṃ kṣveḍā-niviḍa-mukha-bimbasya naṭataḥ
sudāmnaḥ sotkaṇṭhaṃ jayati muhur āhopuruṣikā
||4.3.16||

English translation

Show of self-pride:
“O lord of the cowherds! All glories to Sudāma who, displaying great self-confidence and roaring like a lion, danced around until his hairs stood on end and his eagerness of fighting increased, when the proud Kṛṣṇa tightened His belt with great show.”

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