Govardhana Giri Vare

Govardhana Giri Vare

Narottam Das Thakur has written this song “Govardhana Giri Vare”. The official name of this song is Swabhista Lalasa Song 3. This song is taken from the book Prarthana. In this song, Narottam Das Thakur expresses his desire to serve the Divine Couple – Sri Krsna and Sri Radharani while they are enjoying their Divine pastimes.
 
(1)
govardhana girivara kevala nirjana sthala
rai kanu karibe sayane
lalita-visakha-sange sevana kariba range
sukhamoy ratul carane
 
(2)
kanaka samputa kari karpura tambula bhari
jogaiba badana-kamale
manimoy kinkini ratna nupura ani
paraiba carana-jugale
 
(3)
kanaka katora puri sugandhi candana bhari
donhakara sri-ange daliba
guru-rupa-sakhibame tribanga bhangima thame
camarera batasa kariba
 
(4)
donhar kamala ankhi pulaka haiya dehki
duhun pada parasiba kare
caitanya-dasera das mane matra abhilas
narottama dase sada sphure
 
 
(1) In a solitary place on Govardhana Hill, the best of mountains, Sri Sri Radha and Krsna sit on a couch.  When, accompanied by Lalita and Visakha, will I jubilantly serve Their reddish lotus feet?
 
(2) When will I take camphor and betel-nuts from a golden box, and place it in their lotus mouths?  When will I place jewel ankle-bells on Their lotus feet?
 
(3) When will I fill a golden goblet for the Divine Couple?  When will I anoint Their beautiful limbs with aromatic sandal paste?  When, my spiritual master, in his original form as a gopi, at my left, will I fan Their three-fold bending forms with a camara wisk?
 
(4) When, seeing the lotus eyes of the Divine couple, will the hairs of my body stand up in ecstasy?  When will I directly touch their lotus feet?  Narottama dasa, who is the servant of LordCaitanya's servants, desires in this way.  He has no other desire.