Govinda Das Kaviraj
has written this song “Heraite Syamara Canda”.
This song is taken from the book Padavali.
In this song, Govinda Das Kaviraj
describes Sri Krishna’s
beauty, which enchants all the gopis of Vraja
kore āgori gorī-mukha mochata
basana ḍhulāyata manda
dinamaṇi-kiraṇa malina mukha-maṇḍala
ghāme tilaka bahi gela
komala caraṇa tapata patha-bāluka
ā;pata dahana sama bhela
karpūra tāmbula adharahi deyala
candana lepa-i ańga
śyāmara ańga paraśe naba nāgarī
kuñja-kuṭīra gharaśeja manohara
madhukara śruti-dhara bhābe
gorī śyāma duhu karata kutūhali
(Refrain) I gazed at Him. He was like a dark moon. The doorway of His chest and the great bolts of His arms charm the most beautiful fair girls. His garments gently sway to and fro.
(1) The dark circle of His face glistened in the sunlight. In drops of perspiration His tilaka marking ran. When He walked with delicate soft feet on the hot sandy pathway, I felt that I myself had burst into flames.
(2) Betelnuts and camphor are on His lips. With sandal paste His limbs are anointed. Any graceful girl that touches His dark limbs will find herseelf tossed to and fro by waves of prema.
(3) In a forest cottage He rests on a charming bed. Learned in all the scriptures, the buzzing bees chant His glories. Fair Radha and dark Krsna enjoy many blissful pastimes. So saysGovinda dasa.