Kunda Kusume Karu

Kunda Kusume Karu

Govinda Das Kaviraj has written this song “Kunda Kusume Karu”. This song is taken from the book Padavali. In this song, Govinda Das Kaviraj depicts Srimati Radharani’s beauty form. She is going to meet Lord Krishna with great eagerness.
 
(1)
kunda-kusume karu kabaraki bhara
hrdaye birajita motima hara
 
(2)
candane caracita rucira kapura
angahi anga ananga bhari pura
 
(3)
candani rajani ujorali gori
hari abhisara rabhasa-rase bhori
 
(4)
dhabala bibhusana ambara dhara-i
dhabalima kaumudi mili tanu cala-i
 
(5)
hera-ite parijana locana bhula
ranga-putali yena rasa maha bula
 
(6)
purita manoratha gati anibara
guru-kula-kantaka ki karaye para
 
(7)
murati singara piritimaya bhasa
milali nikunje kahe gobinda-dasa
 
(1) Jasmine flowers are twined in her braids. A pearl necklace glistens on her chest.
 
(2) Her limbs are gloriously anointed with camphor and sandal paste. Her limbs are flooded with amorous desires.
 
(3) Her fair complexion is glorious in the moonlit night. Sipping the nectar of yearning to meet Krsna, she is overcome.
 
(4) Her garments and ornaments are white. As she walks, her graceful form meets the white moonlight.
 
(5) She blunders. She glances at her kinsmen's eyes. As a puppet dances on a stage, she dances the dance of tasting nectar pastimes.
 
(6) Without stopping, she goes to fulfill her desire. How did she cross over the shore less ocean of thorns that were her elders?
 
(7) Her words are filled with love for a person who is like Kamadeva personified. In the forest she meets Krsna. So says Govinda dasa.