Madhava Ki Kahaba Daiba Bipaka

Madhava Ki Kahaba Daiba Bipaka

Govinda Das Kaviraj has written this song “Madhava Ki Kahaba Daiba Bipaka”. This song is taken from the book Padavali. In this song, Govinda Das Kaviraj describes the calamities that fell on Srimati Radharani as she left her house to meet Lord Krishna but after meeting Him she considers all of them to be very insignificant.
 
(Refrain)
madhaba ki kahaba daiba-bipaka
patha-agamana katha kata na kahiba he
yadi haya mukha lakhe lakha
 
(1)
mandira teja yaba pada cari a-olu
nisi heri kampita anga
timira duranta patha hera-i na pariye
pada-yuga bedhala bhujanga
 
(2)
eke kula-kamini tahe kuhu-yamini
ghora gahana ati dura
a;re tahe jaladhara barakhiye jhara jhara
hama ya-oba kona pura
 
(3)
eke pada-pankaja panke bibhusita
kantake jarajara bhela
tuya darasana ase kachu nahi janalu
cira-dukha aba dure gela
 
(4)
tohari murali yaba srabane prabesala
chodalu grha-sukha asa
pantha dukha trnahu kari na ganalu
kahatahi gobinda-dasa
 
(Refrain) O Krsna, how can I describe my fate? How many calamities fell on me as I walked here on the path? Even if I had millions and millions of mouths, I could not describe them all.
 
(1) Leaving my house, I began walking here. When I saw night fall, my body trembled. Great darkness made the path impassable. I had no power to see anything. Snakes slithered about my feet.
 
(2) I was all alone. The night was fearful. The path was very long. Then clouds rained and rained. Every place was flooded. Where could I go?
 
(3) My lotus feet became adorned with mud. Again and again I was pricked by thorns. I yearned to see You. I didn't know where to go. Then my long sufferings fled far away.
 
(4) The sound of Your flute-music entered my ears. Then I turned away from any wish to be happy in my home. Now I think all the troubles I met on that path to be insignificant like a blade of grass. So says Govinda dasa.