Bhaktivinod Thakur has written this song “Radha Kunda Tata Kunja Kutir”. This song is taken from the book Saranagati (Section: Bhakti Anukula Matra Karyera Svikara Song 4). Bhaktivinoda Thakura describes the glories of Vrindavan Dhama and Sri Krsna’s dhamvasis. Each one of them has helped in the meeting of Radhe and Krishna. Shri Shri Krishna has performed various pastimes here hence it is very difficult to leave this dham and go elsewhere.
vamsi-vata, shashanka gokula, dhira-samir
mayura, bhramara, murali-vilas
venu, srnga, pada-cihna, megha-mala
vasanta, sasanka, sankha, karatala
yugala-vilase anukula jani
e saba chodato kanhi nahi jau
e saba chodato parana harau
bhakativinoda kohe, suno kan!
tuwa uddipaka hamara paran
(1-6) The cottage in the grove on the banks of Radha-kunda, the great Govardhana Hill, the banks of the Yamuna, Kusuma-sarovara, anasaganga, the daughter of Kalinda (the Yamuna) with her many waves, the Vamsi-vat, Gokula, Dhirasamira, the trees and creepers and reeds of Vrdavana, the different varieties of colorful birds, the deer, the cooling breeze from the Malaya Mountains, the peacocks, the bumblebees, the pastimes with the flute, the flute itself, the buffalo horn bugle, the footprints of cows in the dust of Vraja, the rows of blackish rain clouds, springtime, the moon, the conchsell, and the karatalas – all these I know to be very conductive for the pastimes of Radha and Krsna. I recognize in them a transcendental stimulus for making the Lord’s charming pastimes more intense.
(7) I refuse to go anywhere if there stimuli to devotional service are not there, for to abandon them is to abandon life itself.
(8) Bhaktivinoda says,Please hear me, O Kana! Your entourage and paraphernalia stimulate remembrance of You and are the very source of my life.”