Sri Rupa Manjari Pada

Sri Rupa Manjari Pada

Narottam Das Thakur has written this song “Sri Rupa Manjari Pada”. This song is taken from the book Prarthana (Section: Lalasa Song 1). In this song, Narottam Das Thakur glorifies the lotus feet of Sri Rupa Manjari and seeks her mercy.

sri-rupa-manjari-pada, sei mora sampada,
sei mor bhajana-pujana

sei mora prana-dhana, sei mora abharana,
sei mor jivanera jivana

sei mora rasa-nidhi, sei mora vancha-siddhi,
sei mor vedera dharama

sei brata, sei tapa, sei mora mantra-japa,
sei mor dharama-karama

anukula habe vidhi, se-pade hoibe siddhi,
nirakhibo e dui nayane

se rupa-madhuri-rasi, prana-kuvalaya-sasi,
praphullita habe nisi-dine

tuwa adarsana-ahi, garale jaralo dehi,
ciro-dina tapita jivana

ha ha rupa koro doya, deho more pada-chaya,
narottama loilo sarana
(1) The lotus feet of Sri Rupa Manjari are my treasure, my devotional service, and my object of worship.

(2) They give my life meaning, and they are the life of my life.

(3) They are the perfection of rasa, and they are perfection worthy of attainment. They are the very law of the Vedlc scriptures for me.

(4) They are the meaning of all my fasts and penances and my silent utterings of my mantras. They are the basis of religion and activities.

( 5) By the purifying process of favorable devotional service one will attain perfection and with these two eyes be able to see.

(6) His transcendental form is shining like moonlight in my heart, and my heart therefore shines and reciprocates. In other words, the ordinary moon lights up the night, and its shine illuminates other objects; but the moon of the effulgence of the form of Sri Rupa Manjari shines into the heart and makes the heart also shine back to the spiritual sky. This moon shines not only in the nighttime, but day and night.

(7) Your absence from my vision is like a dose of strong poison, and I will suffer till the end of my life.

(8) Narottama dasa Thakura says: "Please give me your mercy and the shade of your lotus feet."

Sri Rupa Manjari Pada – Sung by HG Jai Sachinanadana Prabhu
Sri Rupa Manjari Pada – Sung by HG Sivarama Prabhu
Sri Rupa Manjari Pada – Sung by HH Bhakti Bringa Govinda Swami
Sri Rupa Manjari Pada – Sung by HH Niranjana Swami
Sri Rupa Manjari Pada – Sung by HH Vishnu Jana Swami