Jayakrura Ratharudha Gopi Rodana

Jayakrura Ratharudha Gopi Rodana, Sri Krsna

Sanatana Goswami has written this song “Jayakrura Ratharudha Gopi Rodana”. The official name of this song is Obeisance 84 Verses 335 to 338. This song is taken from the book Krsna Lila Stava. In this song, Sanatana Goswami describes the sorrowful state of the residents of Vrndavana when Sri Krsna stood on Akrura’s chariot to leave for Mathura.
 
(1)
jayakrura-ratharudha gopi-rodana-katara
sakatarudha-nandadi-gopala-gana-vestita
 
(2)
gopi-viyoga-santapta radhika-virahasaha
sva-duta-prema-mistokti-gopikasvasanakula
 
(3)
gopi-haha-maha-rava-rodanarti-nivartita
mrta-praya-vraja-vadhu-cumbanalinganasu-da
 
(4)
prasida santvanabhijna nana-sapatha-karaka
krtavadhi-dino jiya asa-prana-pradayaka
 
 
(1) O Lord Krsna, all glories unto You. As You stood on Akrura's chariot You became greatly affected, hearing the laments of the gopis. Nanda Maharaja and the other cowherd men had climbed up on their carts also to travel to Mathura.
 
(2) O Lord Krsna, burning with the distress of the impending seaparation from the gopis, and unable to tolerate the separation of Srimati Radharani, You reassured the gopis with sweet and loving words.
 
(3) O Lord Krsna, the gopis appeared to be on the verge of death. Kissing and embracing them, You received them and stopped their great suffering and their crying mixed with exclamations of alas, alas.
 
(4) O Lord Krsna, please be merciful to me. You expertly pacified the gopis by making various promises to them. You restored their lives and gave them hope.