Catura Siromani Kana

Catura Siromani Kana

Govinda Das Kaviraj has written this song “Catura Siromani Kana”. This song is taken from the book Padavali. In this song, Govinda Das Kaviraj describes the divine pastime in which Lord Krishna, being wild with Kamadeva’s desires left the company of his gopa friends and set out on a boat, which he had created with his flute music, to find Srimati Radha.
 
(Refrain)
catura-siromani kana
heri yamuna-jalamanasija matala
purala murali nisana
 
(1)
sakha-gana sange range kata khelata
khelata natabara-raja
bhora manorathe calala bipina pathe
chodi sisu sangahi majha
 
(2)
srjala tarani-khani  prabala mukuta-mani
majhe majhe hirara ganthani
sari sari yoje guda ratana kancane moda
pherayale bajata kinkini
 
(3)
tapana-tanaya tire tarani la-iya phire
bidagadha nagara-raja
gobinda-dasa kahe naukaya basi rahe
pherayalera ghunghura baja
 
(Refrain) Glancing at the Yamuna's waters, Lord Krsna, the jewel of the wise, filled His flute with music. Now He was wild with Kamadeva's desires.
 
(1) How many games did the king of dancers play and play with His gopa friends? Then, pushed by a certain desire, He left the boys' company and walked alone on the forest path.
 
(2) With that flute-music He created a boat, a boat made of jewels, pearls, and coral, a boat with decks made of diamonds, a boat with seat after seat made of gold and jewels, a boat with many small bells that jangled as it moved.
 
(3) Lord Krsna, the wise king of heroes, entered that boat and set out from the Yamuna's banks. Govinda dasa says: As the boat moved, its many small bells jangled.