Heraite Syamara Canda

Heraite Syamara Canda

Govinda Das Kaviraj has written this song “Heraite Syamara Canda”. This song is taken from the book Padavali. In this song, Govinda Das Kaviraj describes Sri Krishna’s beauty, which enchants all the gopis of Vraja.
 
(Refrain)
hera-ite syamara-canda
kore agori gori-mukha mochata
basana dhulayata manda
 
(1)
dinamani-kirana malina mukha-mandala
ghame tilaka bahi gela
komala carana tapata patha-baluka
a;pata dahana sama bhela
 
(2)
karpura tambula adharahi deyala
candana lepa-i anga
syamara anga parase naba nagari
badhala prema-taranga
 
(3)
kunja-kutira gharaseja manohara
madhukara sruti-dhara bhabe
gori syama duhu karata kutuhali
kahatahi gobinda-dasa
 
(Refrain) I gazed at Him. He was like a dark moon. The doorway of His chest and the great bolts of His arms charm the most beautiful fair girls. His garments gently sway to and fro.
 
(1) The dark circle of His face glistened in the sunlight. In drops of perspiration His tilaka marking ran. When He walked with delicate soft feet on the hot sandy pathway, I felt that I myself had burst into flames.
 
(2) Betelnuts and camphor are on His lips. With sandal paste His limbs are anointed. Any graceful girl that touches His dark limbs will find herseelf tossed to and fro by waves of prema.
 
(3) In a forest cottage He rests on a charming bed. Learned in all the scriptures, the buzzing bees chant His glories. Fair Radha and dark Krsna enjoy many blissful pastimes. So saysGovinda dasa.