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Govinda Devastakam

(1)

jambunadosnisa-viraji-mukta-

mala-mani-dyoti-sikhandakasya

bhangya nrnam lolupayan drsah sri-

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

(2)

kapolayoh kundala-lasya-hasya

ccavi-cchata-cumbitayor yugena

sammohayan sambhajatam dhiyah sri-

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

(3)

sva-preyasi-locana-kona-sidhu-

praptyai puro-varti-janeksanena

bhavam kam api udgamayan budhanam

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

(4)

vama-pragandarpita-ganda-bhasvat-

tatanka-lolaka-kanti-siktaih

bhru-valganair unmadaya kula-strir

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

(5)

dure sthitas ta murali-ninadaih

sva-saurabhair mudrita-karna-palih

nasarudho hrd-gata eva karsan

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

(6)

navina-lavanya-bharaih ksitau sri-

rupanuragambu-nidhi-prakasaih

satas camatkara-vatah prakurvan

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

(7)

kalpa-drumadho-mani-mandirantah

sri-yoga-pithamburu hasyaya svam

upasayams tantra-vido pi mantrair

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

(8)

mahabhiseka-ksana-sarva-vaso

'lankrty-anangi-karanocchalantya

sarvanga-bhasakulayams tri-lokim

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

(9)

govindadevastakam etad uccaih

pathet tadiyanghri-nivista-dhir yah

tam majjayann eva krpa-pravahair

govindadevah saranam mamastu

 

 

(1) "May Lord Govindadeva, who charms the eyes of all living beings with the graceful movement of the peacock feather in His golden crown shining with pearls and gems, be my shelter."

 

(2) "May Lord Govindadeva, who charms the hearts of the devotees' with His cheeks which are kissed by the splendour of His smile and the dancing of His earrings, be my shelter."

 

(3) "May Lord Govindadeva who, by glimpsing at His beloved to attain Her nectarean sidelong glance, provokes the love of all the demigoddesses, be my shelter."

 

(4) "May Lord Govindadeva, who entices the pious cowherd girls with the charming movements of His eyebrows, which are enhanced by the beauty of His moving locks of hair, lustrous earrings, and His cheek placed upon His left shoulder, be my shelter."

 

(5) " He enters into the hearts of the cowherd damsels and draws the to him, though they stand afar, blocking their ears from the sound of His flute and their noses from the wonderful scent of His body. May Lord Govindadeva be my shelter."

 

(6) "He fills the devotees on earth with astonishment by the weight of His youthful beauty and the unlimited ocean of His love. May Lord Govindadeva be my shelter."

 

(7) Those learned in the scriptures worship Him with mantras as He sits in the lotus-like yoga-pitha in a gem-studded palace beneath a grove of wish-fulfilling trees. May Lord Govindadevabe my shelter."

 

(8) "He is as handsome as the god of love (Ananga) and is dressed and decorated as if for a royal coronation. He enthralls all the residents of the three worlds with His beautiful form. May Lord Govindadeva be my shelter."

 

(9) "One who reads aloud this Govindadevastakam and meditates upon the Lord’s lotus feet, is thrown into a river of mercy by the Lord Himself. May Lord Govindadeva be my shelter."

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