Mathura Stava

Mathura Stava

Rupa Goswami has written this song "Mukter Govinda Bhakter". The official name of this song is Volume 6 Sri Mathura Stava. This song is taken from the book Stavamala. In this song, Rupa Goswami describes the divine glories of Mathura, which is more famous than Vaikuntha.
 
(1)
mukter govinda-bhakter vitarana-caturam- sa-cid-ananda-rupam
yasyam- vidyoti vidya-yugalam udayate tarakam- parakam- ca
krsnasyotpatti-lila-khanir akhila-jagan-mauli-ratnasya sa te
vaikunthoru-pratistha prathayatu mathura mangalanam- kalapam
 
(2)
kotindu-spasta-kanti rabhasa-yuta-bhava-klesa-yodhair ayodhya
maya vitrasi-vasa muni-hrdaya-musah divya-lilah stuvanti
sasih kasisa-mukhyamara-patibhir alam prarthita-dvarakarya
vaikunthodgita-kirtir disatu madhu-puri prema-bhakti-sriyam vah
 
(3)
bijam mukti-taror anartha-patali-nistarakam tarakam
dhama prema-rasasya vanchita-dhura-samparakam parakam
etad yatra nivasinam udayate cic-chakti-vrtti-dvayam
mathnatu vyasanani mathura-puri sa vah sriyam ca kriyat
 
(4)
adyavanti patad-graham kuru kare maye sanair vijaya
cchatram kanci grhana kasi puratah padu-yugam dharaya
nayodhye bhaja sambhramam stuti-katham nodgaraya dvarake
deviyam bhavatisu hanta mathura drsti-prasadam dadhe
 
 
(1) May Mathura, which is more famous than Vaikuntha, which is a mine of the jewels of the pastimes of Lord Krsna, the crest jewel of all the worlds, which has within it two potencies of eternal and blissful transcendental knowledge: taraka, which brings liberation, and paraka, which brings pure devotion for Lord Govinda, bring great auspiciousness to you all.
 
(2) May Mathura, which is more splendid than millions of moons, which cannot be attacked by the powerful armies of material suffering, where material illusion is afraid to stay, which charms the sages' hearts, which glorifies the Lord's transcendental pastimes, whose doors Brahma, Siva, and all the demigods aspire to guard, and whose glories are sung by the Supreme Lord Himself, give the great treasure of pure devotional service to you all.
 
(3) May Mathura Puri, (where two transcendental potencies, taraka, which is the seed of the tree of liberation and the savior from a host of sufferings, and paraka, which satisfies the thirst for the nectar of pure love of Krsna, arise among the residents,, crush all your sins and give you the treasure of pure love for Lord Krsna.
 
(4) Avanti, hold this betelnut dish in your hand! Gaya, slowly move the fan! Kanci, hold this parasol! Varanasi, carry these two sandals! Ayodhya, don't be afraid! Dvaraka, don't recite these prayers! Mathura-devi has already placed her glance of mercy upon you all.