Ashtapadhi 5 – Sancharad adhara

The last two ashtapadis were Radha’s friend describing in detail all the fun Krishna was having with other gopis. Radha becomes very sad on hearing this — Krishna seems to see her just as he sees any other gopi! What could be more cruel than indifference from a loved one? She goes into a quiet bower, and tearfully tells her friend that all she can think about is Krishna. A beautiful description of Krishna as remembered by Radha is the content of this ashtapadi.

Ashtapadi -5 (raasa leelaa) Ragam : Thodi / Adi / triputa

Viharathi vaney raadhaa saadhaarana pranayey harou, vigalitha nijoth karshaath eershyaa vasena gathaanyatha: 

kwachidapi lathaa kunjey gunjan madhu vratha mandalimukhara, sikharey leenaa deenaapyu vaacha raha: sakheem

Radha secretly complains to her confidante about Krishna’s behavior. They were in a cottage under a bower filled with buzzing sound of bees. She tells her how Krishna was neglecting her and sporting with many other shepherd maids in Brundavana. She laments that she lost her dignity and that she was burning with envy.

Sancharad-adhara-sudha-madhura-dhvani, mukharita-mohana-vamsam |

chalita-drganchala-chancala-mauli, kapola-vilola-vatamsam, Radhe |
raase haririha vihita-vilasam, smarati mano mama krta-parihasam, Raase ||dhruva-padaṃ||1||

chandraka-charu-mayoora-sikhandaka,mandala-valayita-kesam |
prachura-purandara-dhanur-anuranjita, medura-mudira-suvesam ||2|| raase haririha

gopa-kadamba-nitambavati mukha, chumbana-lambhita-lobham |
bandhujīva-madhuraadhara-pallavam, kalitha-dhara-smita-śobham ||3|| raase haririha

vipula-pulaka-bhuja-pallava valayita, ballava-yuvati-sahasram |
kara-charaṇorasi maṇi-gaṇa-bhūṣaṇa, kiraṇa-vibhinna-tameesram ||4|| raase haririha

jalada-paṭala-calad-indu-vinindaka, chandana-tilaka-lalāṭam |
pīna-payodhara-parisara-mardana, nirdaya-hṛdaya-kapaaṭam ||5|| raase haririha

maṇi-maya-makara-manohara-kundala, mandita-gandam udaaram |
pīta-vasanam anugata-muni-manuja-surāsura-vara-parivaaram ||6|| raase haririha

visada-kadamba-tale militaṃ kali, kaluṣa-bhayam samayantam |
maam api kim api tarala-tarangad, ananga-drsa manasa ramayantam ||7|| raase haririha

srī-jayadeva-bhanitam atisundara, mohana-madhu-ripu-roopam |
hari-charana-smaranam prati samprati, punyavataam anuroopam ||8|| raase haririha

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