vibhavari sesa aloka pravesa nidra chhadi' utha jiva
bala hari hari mukunda murari ramakrsnahayagriva [1]

O souls! The night has ended and the light has come. Awake and arise! Chant 'Hari! Hari!' The Supreme Lord Krishna is the bestower of liberation, the demon Mura's enemy, and Sri Radha's lover. He appears as Hayagriva, the horse-headed Avatar.

nrsimha vamana sri-madhusudana vrajendra-nandana syama
putana-ghatana kaitabha-satana jayadasarathi-rama [2]

All glory to Krishna! He appears as Nrsimhadev, the half-man, half-lion Avatar, the dwarf Avatar, Vaman, and the son of Dasarath, Ramachandra. He is the destroyer of the demons Madhu, Putana, and Kaitabha. He is the King of Vraja's son and blackish in complexion.

yasoda dulala govinda gopala vrndavana purandara
gopi-priya-jana radhika-ramana bhuvana-sundara-vara [3]

He is Mother Yasoda's darling son, and the protector and delight of the cows. He is the Lord of Vrndavan, the gopis' beloved, Radhika's lover, and the most beautiful person in all the worlds.

ravanantakara makhana-taskara gopi-jana-vastra-hari
vrajera rakhala gopa-vrnda-pala chita-harivamsi-dhari [4]

As Ramachandra, He is the destroyer of Ravan. Krishna is a butter-thief and the stealer of the gopis' clothes. He is a cow- herd boy in Vraja, and the protector of the other cowherd boys. He is a flute player who steals the hearts of all.

yogindra-vandana sri-nanda-nandana vraja-jana-bhaya-hari
navina nirada rupa manohara mohana-vamsi-vihari [5]

Nanda Maharaj's son, Krishna, is worshiped by the greatest yogis. He is the remover of all fear from the people of Vraja. He is an enchanting flute player whose heart-capturing form is the colour of a fresh rain cloud.

yasoda-nandana kamsa-nisudana nikunja-rasa-vilasi
kadamba-kanana rasa-parayana vrnda-vipina-nivasi [6]

Yasoda's son Krishna is the killer of Kamsa and the enjoyer of the Rasa Dance in the forest. He resides in Vrndavan and performs the rasa dance beneath the kadamba trees.

ananda-vardhana prema-niketana phula-sara-yojaka kama gopangana-gana- chita-vinodana samasta-guna-gana-dhama [7]

He is ever-increasing joy personified and the ultimate reser- voir of divine love. He is a divine Cupid, who captures His beloveds with flower arrows. He is the pleasure of the gopis' hearts and the abode of all wonderful qualities.

yamuna-jivana keli-parayana manasa-chandra-chakora
nama-sudha-rasa gao krsna-yasa rakhavachanamanamora [8]

He plays in the River Yamuna's waters and is the moon above the chakora bird of the heart. O mind, remember my words: always chant Krishna's glories and nectarean Names.

Composed by Srila Bhakti Vinod Thakur

 

 

 

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