Aju Vipine Yaota Kana

Aju Vipine Yaota Kana

Govinda Das Kaviraj has written this song “Aju Vipine Yaota Kana”. This song is taken from the book Padavali. In this song, Govinda Das Kaviraj describes the beautiful form of Lord Krishna when he goes to the forest. Lord Krishna, who is Kamadeva personified, enchants the hearts of the three worlds by his beauty.
 
(1)
aju bipine ya-ota kana
murati murata kusuma bana
janu jaladhara rucira anga
bhangi nata-bara sohani
isata hasata badana-canda
taruni nayana nayana phanda
bimba adhare murali khurali
tri-bhubana-mano-mohini
 
(2)
kusuma milita cikura-punja
caudike bhramara bhramari gunja
pincha-nicaya racita mukuta
makara-kundala dolani
cancala nayana khanjana jora
saghane ya-ota srabana ora
gima sohana ratana-raja
motima-hara lolani
 
(3)
kati pita pata kinkini baja
mada-gati ati kunjara-raja
janu-lambita kadamba-mala
matta madhukara bhorani
aruna barana carana kanja
aruna tarani kirana ganja
gobinda-dasa hrdaya ranja
manju manjara bolani
 
(1) Now Krsna goes to the forest. He is Kamadeva personified, Kamadeva who shoots arrows of flowers. His form is splendid like a monsoon cloud. He bends like the best of dancers. A gentle smile rests on the moon of His face. His eyes set a trap to catch the teenage gopis' eyes. He play the flute at His bimbe-fruit lips. He enchants the hearts of the three worlds.
 
(2) Flowers adorn His hair, flowers that attract the humming black bees on four sides. His crown is made of peacock feathers. His shark-shaped earrings swing to and fro. His glistening large eyes, eyes that reach almost to his ears, are restless like khanjana birds. The king of jewels glistens at His neck. His pearl necklace sways to and fro.
 
(3) About His waist are a yellow cloth and a belt of jangling links. His gait is graceful and slow, like the king of elephants. His kadamba garland extends to His knees, a garland that maddens the black bees. The soles of His lotus feet are reddish like the dawn. Govinda dasa says: Graceful like a blossoming flower, Lord Krsna delights the heart.