Prayers to the Holy Dhama
navadvipam vande-karunamadyan nava-rucim
I bow down to Sri Navadvipa, the transcendental land which is
filled with forests ever colled by fresh breezes from the Ganga, where newly born devotion
manifests by the unprecedented mercy of the Lord of golden complexion, and which bestows
the ever-fresh mellow [rasa] of loud glorification of Radha-Krishna
in Their highest ecstacy [maha-bhava].
vrindavanam madhura-murtam aham namami
I worship Sri Vrindavana, the abode of Srimati Radharani,
which gives ever-cinreasing, overflowing bliss to the Son of Nanda Maharaja.
There the beautiful damsels of Vraja increase the bliss of Lord Govinda even more,
making Vrindavana the embodiment of all sweetness.
kalinda-tanaye devi! paramananda-vardhini
snami te salile sarvan aparadhan vimocaya
O daughter of Kalinda who increases the Lord's bliss, as I
bathe in your water kindly free me from all offences.
sadyah pataka-samhantri sadhyo duhkha-vinashini
sukhada mokshada ganga gangaiva parama gatih
O Ganga, you immediately destroy all sins and miseries. You
bestor ultimate happiness and the supreme liberation, for you are the ultimate
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