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.
mādhaba ki kahaba daiba-bipāka
patha-āgamana kathā kata nā kahiba he
yadi haya mukha lākhe lākha
mandira teja yāba pada cāri ā-olu
niśi heri kampita ańga
timira duranta patha hera-i nā pāriye
pada-yuga beḍhala bhujańga
eke kula-kāminī tāhe kuhu-yāminī
ghora gahana ati dūra
ā;re tahe jaladhara barakhiye jhara jhara
hāma yā-oba kona pūra
eke pada-pańkaja pańke bibhūṣita
kaṇṭake jarajara bhela
tuyā daraśana āśe kachu nāhi jānalu
cira-dukha aba dūre gela
tohāri muralī yaba śrabaṇe prabeśala
choḍalu gṛha-sukha āśa
pantha dukha tṛṇahu kari nā gaṇalu
(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.