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
e dhani āñcare badana jhāmpāńa
lubadhala madhupacakora bidhuntuda
ānata ānata cali yāńa
mukha-maṇḍala kiyeśārada saroruha
bhālahi aṣṭamīka canda
madhuripu maramabharama yāhā aichana
tāre ki gaṇiye mati manda
jani kaha garabe pāṇi-tale bāraba
e thala-kamala ujora
tahi nakha-cāndabharama bhare aichana
tatahiḿ paḍata jani bhora
bhāńa dhanuyā kiyesutanu dhunāyasi
yachu śare giridhara kāmpa
se kiye atanu pataga śire ḍārasi
gobinda-dāsa hiye tāpa
(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.