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.
iha madhu yāminī māhā
kāhe lāgi māna dahane tanu dahi dahi
duhu mukha duhu nāhi cāha
uha purukha-bara bidagadha-śekhara
e abicala kula-bālā
bihi yo nā jānalamadana ghaṭāyala
janu jaladhare bidhu-mālā
cānda udaye kiye kumudinī mudita
cāndanī bimukha cakora
aichana yāminī kabahu nā pekhiye
kiye bidhi mati bhora
duhu tanu paraśa kṣaṇeka paraśahi
aichana kāminī so su-purukha-bara
duhuka dulaha naba-bālā
sahacarī bacana śuniyā duhu haraṣita
duhu mukha heri duhu hāsa
duhuka anubhaba pūrala manoratha
(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.