Krsna Kundastakam

Krsna Kundastakam

Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura has written this song “Kim Tapas Cacara Tirtha”. The official name of this song is Krsna Kundastakam. This song is taken from the book Stavamrta Lahari. In this song, Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura describes the glories and greatness of Krsna Kunda.
 
(1)
kim tapas cacara tirtha-laksam aksayam pura
suprasidati sma krsna eva sadaram yatah
yatra vasam apa sadhu tat samasta-durlabhe
tatra krsna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah
 
(2)
yady arista-danavo’pi danado maha-nidher
asmad-adi-durmatibhya ity ahovasiyate
yo mrti-cchalena yatra muktim adbhutam vyadhat
tatra krsna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah
 
(3)
go-vadhasya niskrtis triloka-tirtha-kotibhi
radhayety avadi tena ta harih samahvayan
yatra parsni-ghataje mamajja ca svayam muda
tatra krsna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah
 
(4)
kvapi papa-nasa eva karma-bandha-bandhanad
brahma-saukhyam eva visnu-loka-vasita kvacit
prema-ratnam atyayatnam eva yatra labhyate
tatra krsna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah
 
(5)
phulla-madhavi-rasala-nipa-kunja-mandale
bhrńga-koka-kokiladi-kakali yad ancati
asta-yamika-vitarka-koti-bheda-saurabham
tatra krsna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah
 
(6)
dola-keli-citra-rasa-nrtya-gita-vadanair
nihnava-prasuna-yuddha-sidhu-pana-kautukaih
yatra khelatah kosora-sekharau sahalibhis
tatra krsna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah
 
(7)
divya-ratna-nirmitavatara-sara-saustavais
chatrika viraji caru kuttima-prabhabharaih
sarva-loka-locanatidhanyata yato bhavet
tatra krsna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah
 
(8)
mathuram vikunthato’pi janma-dhama-durlabham
vaskananantato’pi panina dhrto girih
sri-hares tato’pi yat param saro’tipavanam
tatra krsna-kunda eva samsthitih stutastu nah
 
(9)
krsna-kunda-tira-vasa-sadhakam pathed idam
yo’stakam dhiyam nimajya kela-kunjarajitoh
radhika-girindra-dharinoh padambujesu sa
prema-dasyam eva sighram apnuyad anamayam
 
 
1) What austerities did the hundreds of thousands of eternal holy places perform to please Krsna and obtain from Him the benediction to live at Krsna kunda, the rarest holy place? Let us glorify residence at Krsna kunda.
 
2) If even the Arista demon was able to enter Krsna kunda, then crooked hearted persons such as us may also be able to live there. Let us glorify residence at Krsna kunda which, on the pretext of death, grants a wonderful form of liberation.
 
3) When Radha said, "To atone for killing a cow (Aristasura) You must visit millions of holy places in the three worlds," Krsna called all the holy places and then happily bathed in the lake that sprang from His heel. Let us glorify residence at Krsna kunda.
 
4) At some holy places one becomes free from all sins, at other sone becomes free from the bondage of karma, at others one attains Brahman happiness, and at others one attains residence in Visnuloka. Let us glorify residence at Krsna kunda, where without any effort one attains the jewel of pure love for Krsna.
 
5) Krsna kunda is surrounded by groves of mango, kadamba and other trees with many madhavis and other vines. There is the music of cakravakas, cuckoos, and bees. At night there are millions of inconceivable sweet fragrances. Let us glorify residence at Krsna kunda.
 
6) With gopi friends the two crowns of youth enjoyed many pastimes there. They rode on a swing, danced wonderful rasa dances, sang, played instrumental music, and talked. In a secluded place They eagerly drank the nectar of a flower battle. Let us glorify residence at Krsna kunda.
 
7) With the beauty of its glistening jewel shores and the splendor of its canopies and mosaic pavements it brings auspiciousness toall eyes. Let us glorify residence at Krsna kunda.
 
8) The district of Mathura, Krsna's birthplace, is more sacred and difficult to attain than Vaikuntha. The forest where He lived is more sacred still, and the hill lifted by His hand is more sacred than that. More sacred than that is Lord Hari's very purifying lake nearby. Let us glorify residence at Krsna kunda.
 
9) May he who reads these eight verses, which convince one to reside at the shore of Krsna kunda, and who also plunges his mind in the lotus flowers of Sri Sri Radha Giridhari's feet, quickly attain sincere love for Them.