Kunkumakta Kancanabja

Kunkumakta Kancanabja

Krsnadasa Kaviraja Goswami has written this song ” Bhaja Gauranga Bhaja Gauranga”. The official name of this song is Sri Sri Radhikastakam. This song is taken from the book Suka Sari Stava (Section: Chapter 2 Verses 59-67).

(1)
kunkumakta-kashcanabja-garva-hari-gaurabha
pitanashcitabja-gandha-kirti-nindi-saurabha
ballavesa-sunu-sarva-vashcitartha-sadhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
 
(2)
kauravinda-kanti-nindi-citra-patta-satika
krsna-matta-bhrnga-keli-phulla-puspa-vatika
krsna-nitya-sangamartha-padma-bandhu-radhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
 
(3)
saukumarya-srsta-pallavali-kirti-nigraha
candra-candanotpalendu-sevya-sita-vigraha
svabhimarsa-ballavisa-kama-tapa-badhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
 
(4)
visva-vandya-yauvatabhivanditapi ya rama
rupa-navya-yauvanadi-sampada na yat-sama
sila-harda-lilaya ca sa yato ‘sti nadhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
 
(5)
rasa-lasya-gita-narma-sat-kalali-pandita
prema-ramya-rupa-vesa-sad-gunali-mandita
visva-navya-gopa-yosid-alito ‘pi yadhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
 
(6)
nitya-navya-rupa-keli-krsna-bhava-sampada
krsna-raga-bandha-gopa-yauvatesu kampada
krsna-rupa-vesa-keli-lagna-sat-samadhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
 
(7)
sveda-kampa-kantakasru-gadgadadi-sashcita
marsa-harsa-vamatadi-bhava-bhusanashcita
krsna-netra-tosi-ratna-mandanali-dadhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
 
(8)
ya ksanardha-krsna-viprayoga-santatoditanekadainya-
capaladi-bhava-vrnda-todita
yatna-labdha-krsna-sanga-nirgatakhiladhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
 
(9)
astakena yas tv anena nauti krsna-vallabham
darsane ‘pi sailajadi-yosidali-durlabham
krsna-sanga-nanditatma-dasya-sidhu-bhajanam
tam karoti nanditali-sashcayasu sa janam
 
(1) Her splendorous golden complexion steals the pride of a golden lotus flower anointed with a tinge of red kunkum. Her sweet fragrance mocks the fame of the aroma of a lotus flower sprinkled with saffron powder. She is fully qualified to fulfill all the desires of the son of the king of the cowherd men. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

(2) Her amazing and colorful silken garments make the splendor of red coral feel ashamed. She is a garden of blossoming flowers where the maddened bumble-bee named Krsna performs amorous pastimes. She worships the Sun-god daily in order to attain the continual association of Her beloved Krsna. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

(3) Her charming youthful delicacy negates the fame of the freshly-sprouted leaves. Her refreshing form is worthy of being served by the cooling moon, sandalwood paste, lotus flowers, and camphor. When She touches the master of the gopis, She dispels the burning heat of His lusty desires. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

(4) Although the goddess of fortune, Laksmi Devi, is adored by other youthful goddesses, who are themselves, glorified throughout the universe, still she is nowhere near Sri Radhika in the matter of beauty, praiseworthy youthfulness, or other divine feminine opulences. There is no one in the material or the spiritual worlds superior to Radhika in the expression of naturally loving pastimes. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

(5) She is very learned in many transcendental arts, such as performing in the rasa dance, singing, and joking. She is decorated with many divine qualities, such as loving nature, exquisite beauty, and wonderful garments and ornaments. Even among the cowherd damsels of Vraja, who are praised by the entire universe, She is the best in every way. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

(6) She possesses the opulences of eternal youthful beauty, eternal pastimes, and eternal love for Krsna. Her ecstatic feelings of love for Krsna cause the gopis, who are also in love with Krsna, to tremble. She is always attached to meditating on Sri Krsna’s beautiful form, ornaments, garments, and pastimes. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

(7) She is graced with eight ecstatic symptoms (sattvika-bhava), such as trembling, perspiring, standing up on bodily hairs, tears, faltering of the voice, and so forth. She is adorned with different ecstatic emotional ornaments, such as impatience, joy, contrariness, and so forth. She is decorated with beautiful jewels that give total delight to the eyes of Krsna. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

(8) If She is apart from Krsna, for even half a moment, She becomes stricken with wretched suffering, restlessness, and a multitude of other ecstatic symptoms of separation. When She regains the association of Krsna after some effort, then all of Her anguish immediately vanishes. May Sri Radhika bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet.

(9) It is very difficult for Parvati and other exalted goddesses to attain even a glimpse of Srimati Radharani, who is dear to Lord Krsna. But if someone glorifies Her by reciting these eight verses, then She who is delighted by Krsna’s continuous association will grant the sweet nectar of Her personal service to that person, who thereby enters the assembly of Her similarly delighted girlfriends.

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Kunkumakta Kancanabja – Sung by Vaishnavas
Kunkumakta Kancanabja – Sung by HG Jai Sachinanadana Prabhu
Kunkumakta Kancanabja – Sung by HG Shikshashtakam Prabhu
Kunkumakta Kancanabja – Sung by HG Sivarama Prabhu
Kunkumakta Kancanabja – Sung by HH Bhakti Caru Swami

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