Gopi Viraha Santapa

Gopi Viraha Santapa

Sanatana Goswami has written this song “Jala Kridatikusala Sva Malali”. The official name of this song is Obeisance 71 Verses 289 to 294. This song is taken from the book Krsna Lila Stava. In this song, Sanatana Goswami describes the divine Rasa Dance pastime, wherein Sri Krsna pleased the gopis and removed their sufferings born of separation from Him.
 
(1)
gopi-viraha-santapa-haralingana-kovida
rasa-krida-rasakrsta jaya gopi-priyankara
 
(2)
rasotsava-samarambhin gopi-mandala-mandita
gopi-hema-mani-sreni-madhya-madhya-harinmane
 
(3)
sva-sva-parsva-sthiti-jnananandita-stri-ganavrta
devata-gana-gitadi-susevita namo'stu te
 
(4)
gopikodgita-suprita nrtya-gita-vicaksana
svatmasya-datta-tambula sranta-gopi-dhrtamsaka
 
(5)
svanurupa-vraja-vadhu-nrtya-gitadi-harsita
vimohita-sasankadi-sthairya-ratry-atidairghya-krt
 
(6)
vidagdha-vallavi-vrnda-rati-cihnankitanga he
rati-sranta-vraja-vadhu-mukha-marjana-tatpara
 
 
(1) O Lord Krsna, very affectionate to the gopis, You embraced them and expertly removed their sufferings born of seperation from You. You became attracted to taste the mellow of therasa-dance pastime. O Lord, all glories unto You.
 
(2) O Lord Krsna, ornamented by the circle of gopis, You began the festive rasa-dance. Staying next to each gopi, You began the festive rasa-dance. Staying next to each gopi, You appeared like a sapphire accompanied by many golden lockets.
 
(3) O Lord Krsna, surrounded by the gopis, You manifested Yourself by the side of each one, and When each gopi understood that You wer standing next to her, she became greatly delighted. The demigods bearby expertly sang and rendered other services to please You. O Lord, I offer respectful obeisances unto You.
 
(4) O Lord Krsna, You gracefully danced and sang in the arena of the rasa dance, and You became greatly pleased by the gopis singing. You gave betel-nuts from Your own mouth to thegopis, and when the gopis became fatigued, they touched Your shoulders.
 
(5) O Lord Krsna, delighted by the gopis's singing, dancing and other graceful activities, You stole away the sobriety of the moon and other stars, and You unnaturally lengthened the duration of the night.
 
(6) O Lord Krsna, Your limbs became marked with the signs of conjugal love by the expert gopis. When the gopis of Vraja became fatigued by the conjugal pastimes, You gave them relief by wiping their faces (with Your hand).