Govinda Das Kaviraj has written this song “Rtu Pati Biharati Nagara Syama”. This song is taken from the book Padavali. In this song, Govinda Das Kaviraj portrays the Holi festival as celebrated and enjoyed by the gopis of Vraja and Lord Krishna.
rtu-pati biharati nagara-syama
radha rangini sangini bama
cuya candana parimala kunkuma
phagu-range saba anga bhari
madana-mohana heri matala manasija
yubati-yuta sata ga-ota hori
kehu dhara ambara kehu hara hara
kehu tanu pasiya rahalahi bhori
kehu le-i mudari kehu le-i murali
durahimdure kehu ga-ota hori
dampha rababa upanga pakhoyaja
karatala tala su-meli kari
gobinda-dasa pahum nata-bara sekhara
nacata ga-ota tala dhari
(Refrain) With beautiful playful Radha at His left, the dark hero Krsna enjoys pastimes in the springtime, the king of seasons.
(1) Every limb is now covered with showers of sandal-water, red powder, and fragrant kunkuma. Gazing at Krsna, who is more enchanting than Kamadeva, hundreds of teenage gopis are overcome with amorous desires. They sing graceful songs in the festival of Holi.
(2) Some bring cloth. Some bring necklaces. Their bodies are filled with bliss. Some bring finger-rings. Some bring flutes. From far away some come, singing the glories of Holi.
(3) Gathering together, they play damphas, sarods, pakhawajas, and karatalas. As they play graceful rhythms, Govinda dasa's master, who is the crown of dancers, dances.