Iha Madhu Yamini Maha

Iha Madhu Yamini Maha

Govinda Das Kaviraj has written this song “Iha Madhu Yamini Maha”. This song is taken from the book Padavali. In this song, Govinda Das Kaviraj reveals the divine pastimes when the gopis conciliate the divine couple – Srimati Radharani and Lord Krishna who were not even looking at each other’s faces on that sweet springtime night.
 
(Refrain)
iha madhu yamini maha
kahe lagi mana  dahane tanu dahi dahi
duhu mukha duhu nahi caha
 
(1)
uha purukha-bara bidagadha-sekhara
e abicala kula-bala
bihi yo na janalamadana ghatayala
janu jaladhare bidhu-mala
 
(2)
canda udaye kiye kumudini mudita
candani bimukha cakora
aichana yamini  kabahu na pekhiye
kiye bidhi mati bhora
 
(3)
duhu tanu parasa  ksaneka parasahi
jaladhare damini-mala
aichana kamini so su-purukha-bara
duhuka dulaha naba-bala
 
(4)
sahacari bacana suniya duhu harasita
duhu mukha heri duhu hasa
duhuka anubhaba purala manoratha
gobinda-dasa parakasa
 
(Refrain) On this sweet springtime night why do You two make Your tongues burn with the flames of a lover's quarrel? Why do You two not even look at each other's faces?
 
(1) Here is the best of males, the crown of the playful and wise. And here is a saintly faithful girl. Alas! Destiny does not know the greatness of Your love. You are like a monsoon cloud garlanded with a host of moons.
 
(2) When the moon rises do the lotus flowers close their petals? When the glistening moonlight shines, do the cakora birds turn their faces from it? How have Your hearts become so bewildered that on a night like this you will not even look at each other?
 
(3) You two should touch. For a moment the garland of lightning should touch the dark monsoon cloud. Here is a beautiful girl filled with love inside. And here is the best of charming boys. You two are a glorious teenage couple.
 
(4) Hearing the gopi-friend's words, the divine couple became happy. Looking at each other's faces, They smiled. They felt Their every desire was at once fulfilled. Govinda dasa reveals these pastimes.