Kusumita Vrndavane Nacata Sikhi Gane

Kusumita Vrndavane Nacata Sikhi Gane

Narottam Das Thakur has written this song “Kusumita Vrndavane Nacata Sikhi Gane”. This song is taken from the book Prarthana (Section: Swabhista Lalasa Song 6). In this song, Narottam Das Thakur portrays his desire of serving Srimati Radharani in various ways and requests his spiritual master Lokanatha Gosvami to bestow his mercy upon him for the same.
 
(1)
kusumita vrndavane, nacata sikhigane
pika kula bhramara jhankare
priya sahacari sange, gaiya jaibe range
manohara nikunja kutire
 
(2)
hari hari manoratha phalibe amare?
duhuka manthara gati, kautuke herabo ati,
ange bhori pulaka antare
 
(3)
caudike sakhira majhe, radhikara ingite,
ciruni loiya kore kori
kutila kuntala sab, vithariya anca-dibo,
bonaibo vicitra kabari
 
(4)
mrgamada malayaja, sab ange lepabo,
poraibo manohara har
candana kunkume, tilaka basaibo,
herabo mukha sudhakara
 
(5)
nila pattambara, jatane poraibo,
paye dibo ratana manjire
bhrngarera jale ranga, carana dhowaibo
muchabo apan cikure
 
(6)
kusuma kamala dale, seja bichaibo,
sayana kora;bo donhakare
dhavala camara ani, mrdu mrdu bijabo,
charamita duhuka sarire
 
(7)
kanaka samputa kori, karpura tambula bhori,
jogaibo donhara vadane
adhara sudharase, tambula suvase,
bhunjabo adhika jatane
 
(8)
sri guru karuna sindhu, lokanatha dina bandhu,
mui dine koro avadhana
radha-krsna vrndavana, priya narma sakhigana,
narottama mage ei dana
 

(1) Vrndavana is filled with blossoming flowers, the dancing of peacocks and the sounds of cuckoos and bumble-bees. When, in the association of the dear gopis, will I melodiously sing in a charming cottage in a grove of Vrndavana?

(2) When, seeing the slowly and gracefully moving Divine Couple, will my hairs stand on end because of the ecstasy in my heart?

(3) When, in the company of the gopis, will Srimati Radharani gesture that she wants me to comb her hair, and when will I then take the comb in my hand, and carefully comb her curling locks?

(4) When will I anoint Srimati Radharani's limbs with sandalwood paste and musk? When will I give her beautiful garlands? When will I gaze on her moonlike face as I decorate it with tilaka markings drawn in sandalwood paste and kunkuma?

(5) When will I carefully dress Srimati Radharani in blue garments? When will I place jewelled anklets on her feet? When will I take water from a jar and wash her reddish lotus feet? When will I then dry her feet using my own hair as a towel?

(6) When will I make a couch of lotus petals for the Divine Couple? When will I gently fan Them with a white camara whisk?

(7) When from a golden box will I take betel-nuts and camphor, and place them in the lotus mouths of the Divine Couple? When will I carefully chew the aromatic remnants of such betel-nuts, which have become mixed with nectar from mouths of the Divine Couple?

(8) O Lokanatha Gosvami, O my spiritual master, O friend of the poor and wretched conditioned souls, O ocean of mercy, please hear the appeal of this person who is very miserable and poor-hearted. O Radha and Krsna, O holy land of Vrndavana, O intimate gopi-friends of the Divine Couple, I beg that you all grant this charity to me. Please fulfil these desires.

Listen:
Kusumita Vrndavane Nacata Sikhi Gane – Sung by Jai Sachinanadana Prabhu