Govinda Das Kaviraj has written this song “Khelata Phagu Vrndavana Candra”. This song is taken from the book Padavali. In this song, Govinda Das Kaviraj portrays the divine pastimes enjoyed by Sri Krishna, Srimati Radharani and the gopis in the forest of Vrindavana.
khelata phagu brndabana-canda
rtu-pati manamatha manoratha chanda
rangini prema-tarangini saja
agu phagu de-i nagari nayane
abasare nagara cumbaye bayane
cakita candra-mukhi sahacari gahane
dha-i dha-ola giridharika eka sane
tarala nayani turite eka ya-i
kare sane kadi murali le-i dha-i
ghana karatali bhali bhali bola
ho ho hori tumula utarola
aruna taruna taru arunahi dharani
sthala jala-cara bhela sabe eka-barani
arunahi nire aruna arabinda
aruna hrdaye bhela dasa gobinda
(1) He who is like a moon shining in Vrndavana forest enjoys pastimes of throwing red powder. He is filled with Kamadeva's desires.
(2) In the midst of circle of beautiful gopis a blissful, reddish, wave-filled river of spiritual love flows.
(3) She who is the great heroine of amorous pastimes showers red powder on Him. He who is the king of amorous pastimes kisses Her face.
(4) Her moon-faced gopi friends are filled with wonder. Gathering together, they all attack Krsna.
(5) Trembling, they run to Krsna, snatch away His flute, and flee.
(6) "Bhali! Bhali!" the karatalas declare. There is a great tumult of, "Ho! Ho! Holi!"
(7) The ground is now red with powder. They young trees are red. Every being moving on the ground or in the water is now one color only.
(8) The water is red. The lotuses are red. Even Govinda dasa's heart is covered now with red.