E Dhani Ancare Badana Jhampana

E Dhani Ancare Badana Jhampana

Govinda Das Kaviraj has written this song “E Dhani Ancare Badana Jhampana”. This song is taken from the book Padavali. In this song, Govinda Das Kaviraj wonderfully describes how Lord Krishna’s heart was enchanted by Srimati Radharani.
 
(1)
e dhani ancare badana jhampana
lubadhala madhupacakora bidhuntuda
anata anata cali yana
 
(2)
mukha-mandala kiyesarada saroruha
bhalahi astamika canda
madhuripu maramabharama yaha aichana
tare ki ganiye mati manda
 
(3)
jani kaha garabe pani-tale baraba
e thala-kamala ujora
tahi nakha-candabharama bhare aichana
tatahim padata jani bhora
 
(4)
bhana dhanuya kiyesutanu dhunayasi
yachu sare giridhara kampa
se kiye atanu pataga sire darasi
gobinda-dasa hiye tapa
 
(1) With the edge of her garment a beautiful gopi gets shy and covers her face. She has become like a greedy bumblebee or a cakora bird. Yearning and yearning, she walks.
 
(2) Is the half-covered circle of her face really an autumn lotus? Is her forehead a moon on the eighth night? She enchants Krsna's heart. Now He is bewildered. What does Krsna think now?
 
(3) The palm of her hand eclipses the land-growing lotus. The moons of her fingernails enchant and bewilder Krsna. Now He is overcome.
 
(4) She bends the archer's bow of her eyebrows. An arrow is fired. Now Krsna trembles. Did Kamadeva's arrow strike Krsna's head? Govinda dasa says: Lord Krsna's heart is now consumed by flames.