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Sri Yamunashtakam by Shri Hit Harivansh Mahaprabhuji

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Yamuna River in Vrindavan(1)

vrajādhirāja-nandanāmbudābha-gātra-chandanā-

nulepa-gandha-vāhinīṁ bhavābdhi-bīja-dāhinīm

jagat-traye yaśasvinīṁ lasat-sudhā-payasvinīṁ

bhaje kalinda-nandinīṁ duranta-moha-bhañjinīm

“To the one who carries the sweet fragrance of the sandalwood paste that adorns the beautiful limbs of Shri Vraj-Raj Krishna. She who burns up the seeds of both material misery and happiness. Whose fame flows throughout the three worlds and whose waters are as brilliant as nectar (amrit). She is the destroyer of attachment [which is false and ultimately full of misery]. I serve that daughter of the Kalind mountain, Shri Yamunaji.”

 

(2)

rasaika-sīma-rādhikā-padābja-bhakti-sādhikāṁ

tad-anga-rāga-pinjara-prabhāti-punja-manjulām

svarocishāti-shobhitām kritām janādhiganjanām

bhaje kalinda-nandinīṁ duranta-moha-bhañjinīm

“To the one who bestows devotion to Shri-Radhikaju’s lotus feet, which is the utmost limit of rasa. Carrying the cosmetics that adorn the beautiful limbs of Shri Radha makes her waters appear very enchanting and she also possesses her own radiance which is part of her natural beauty. She who is very capable in destroying the very root of the sins of those who take her shelter. I offer my worship to Shri Yamunaji, the daughter of the Kalind mountain.”

 

(3)

vrajendra-sūnu-rādhikā-hridi prapūrya-mānayor

mahā-rasābdhi-pūrayor ivāti-tīvra-vegatah

bahih samucchalan-nava-pravāha-rūpinīm aham

bhaje kalinda-nandinīṁ duranta-moha-bhañjinīm

“The joy produced from the great ocean of rasa which flows very fast and completely fills the hearts of Nanda Maharaja’s son [Shri Krishna] and Shri Radhika, has sprung out and become her ever-fresh, forever-new flow. She is the destroyer of false attachment, which is very difficult to overcome. I offer my service to Shri Yamunaji, the daughter of the Kalind mountain.”

 

(4)

vicitra-ratna-baddha-sat-tat-dvaya-śriyojjvalām

vicitra-hansa-sārasādy-ananta-pakshi-sankulām

vicitra-mīna-mekhalām kritātidīna-pālitām

bhaje kalinda-nandinīṁ duranta-moha-bhañjinīm

“Whose two banks are made of bright illuminating gemstones and full of wonderful varieties of birds such as Swans and Cranes among others. Wherein many kinds of fish playfully frolic within her waters giving the appearance of a waistbelt. Who gives nourishment to even the most fallen and lowest of people. She who vanquishes the difficult to overcome attachment to this world. I serve that daughter of the Kalind mountain, Shri Yamunaji.”

 

(5)

vahantikām śriyām harer mudā kripā-svarūpinīm

viśuddha-bhaktim ujjvalām pare rasātmikām viduh

sudhā-srutim tv alaukikīm pareśa-varna-rūpinīm

bhaje kalinda-nandinīṁ duranta-moha-bhañjinīm

“Who joyfully carries the brightness of Shri Hari’s dark limbs and is the very embodiment of mercy. Who personifies the foremost, radiant, pure and ambrosial (rasamayi) bhakti. She whose flow is transcendental nectar (amrit) and has a complexion just like Shri-Shyamsundar. She is the destroyer of false attachment, which is very difficult to overcome. I offer my service to Shri Yamunaji, the daughter of the Kalind mountain.”

 
(6)

surendra-vrinda-vanditām rasād adhishtate vane

sadopalabdha-mādhavādbhutaika-sad-rasonmadām

atīva vihvalām ivocchalat-taranga-dor-latām

bhaje kalinda-nandinīṁ duranta-moha-bhañjinīm

“She who is worthy of being worshipped by the host of all devas [higher/heavenly beings] and is equally intoxicated by rasa as Shri Madhava [Krishna] himself is. Who has attained some wonderful rasa from the land of Sri Vrindavan. Whose wave-like arms are very restlessly moving about, being overcome by divine love [prem]. I offer my worship to that Shri Yamuna Rasa-Rani who destroys the painful attachment to this world.”

 

(7)

praphulla-pankajānanām lasan-navotpalekshanām

rathānga-nāma-yugmaka-stanīm udāra-hansikām

nitamba-cāru-rodhasām hareh priyām rasojjvalām

bhaje kalinda-nandinīṁ duranta-moha-bhañjinīm

“The red lotuses that have bloomed are her face and the beautiful blue lotuses are her pretty eyes. The pair of chakwa (Brahminy duck) are her breasts. Within her waters, many swans are enjoying play. Her two banks are her buttocks and she is forever shining brightly due to the rasa of Shri Radha, Shri Hari’s beloved. To that Shri Yamuna rasa-rani who destroys the painful attachment to this world, I offer my worship.”

 

(8)

samasta-veda-mastakair agamya-vaibhavām sadā

mahā-munīndra-nāradādibhih sadaiva bhāvitām

atulya-pāmarair api śritām pumartha-sāradām

bhaje kalinda-nandinīṁ duranta-moha-bhañjinīm

“To the one whose splendour is inaccessible for all the Vedas/Upanisads! Upon whom great Yogis such as Narada meditate. She who grants divine love [prem, the ultimate goal] to even the lowest and sinful of all people. She is the destroyer of false attachment, which is very difficult to overcome. I offer my service to Shri Yamunaji, the daughter of the Kalind mountain.”

 

(9)

ya etad ashtakam budhas trikālam ādritah pathe

kalinda-nandinīm hridā vichintya vishva-vanditām

ihaiva rādhikā-pateh padābja-bhaktim uttamām

avāpya sa dhruvam bhavet paratra tat-priyānugah

“For those who respectfully recite this eight-versed prayer (ashtak) three times a day [morning, midday and evening] whilst keeping in their hearts, that Shri Yamunaji who is worthy of the entire world’s worship, will attain that prema-bhakti for Shri Krishna in this world. After giving up their present bodies, they will certainly become close followers of Shri Radhika (priyānugah) in the mood of a sahachari (maidservant).”

Translated by Radhacharan Das into English from Ras Bharti Sansthan’s Hindi edition.

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Note:

Following in the footsteps of Shri Hitacharya’s Shri Yamunastaka prayers, many other rasikas have also written their own Yamunastaka prayers. Among them, the most famous are: Shri Chandralal Goswami, Swami Chaturbhuj dasji, Tulsidasji, Laal Sakhi, Chacha Vrindavan Dasji, Preetam Lal Goswami, Trailokyanath Sharma, etc.

 

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