Girivara Kandare Sundara Syama

Girivara Kandare Sundara Syama

Govinda Das Kaviraj has written this song “Girivara Kandare Sundara Syama”. This song is taken from the book Padavali. In this song, Govinda Das Kaviraj has described how Lord Krishna, the king of dancers who charms every heart, yearns to enjoy the rasa dance pastimes.
 
(Refrain)
giribara-kandare sundara syama
motima harabirajita kandhara
kunjara gati anupama
 
(1)
kusumita kunjakalapa-taru kanana
manimaya mandira-majha
rasa-bilasakala utakanthita
mana-mohana nata-raja
 
(2)
bahu-bidha baidagadhi  binoda bisarada
benu bolayata manda
kunjara-gamani  ramani-gana ya-ota
bigalita nibi-nibandha
 
(3)
kamini-kara  kisalaya-balayankita
ratula pada-arabinda
raya basantamadhupa anusandhita
nindita dasa gobinda
 
(Refrain) Entering a cave of Govardhana Hill, and a pearl-necklace glistening around His neck, handsome dark Krsna walks with peerless grace, grace that eclipses even the graceful wild elephant.
 
(1) In a jewel palace in the midst of a flowering kalpa-taru tree forest, Lord Krsna, the king of dancers who charms every heart, yearns to enjoy rasa dance pastimes.
 
(2) Expert in many arts and pastimes, He plays languid melodies on the flute. Graceful like wild elephants, and their tight belts now loosened, the beautiful gopis run to Him.
 
(3) He takes the hands of the beautiful gopis. Bracelets adorn His budding-twig wrists. The soles of His feet are red lotus flowers. The black bees follow Him. He is the king of springtime.Govinda dasa feels very fallen and lowly in His company.