Ati Ciram Ajani Rajanir

Srimati Radhika, Ati Ciram Ajani Rajanir

Rupa Goswami has written this song “Ati Ciram Ajani Rajanir”. The official name of this song is Volume 6 Song 27; Utkanthita. This song is taken from the book Stavamala. In this song, Rupa Goswami describes how Srimati Radha waits for Lord Krsna on a long and dark night when he has not come to meet her.

ati-ciram ajani rajanir ati-kālī
sańgam avindata na hi vana-mālī
kim u candrāvalir anaya-gabhīrā
nyaruṇad amuḿ rati-vīram adhīrā
kim iha jane dhṛta-pańka-vipāke
vismṛtir asya babhūva varāke
kim uta sanātana-tanur alaghiṣṭham
raṇam ārabhata surāribhir iṣṭam

Refrain: The night was very long and dark. Still, the Lord who wears a garland of forest flowers did not come to meet me.
(1) Perhaps bold and quarrelsome Candravali stopped the Lord who is the hero of playful pastimes.
(2) Why has He forgotten this person? She is worthless and insignificant. The fruits of her past sins are now ripe.
(3)  Perhaps the eternal Lord has begun a holy war with the enemies of the demigods.