Sri Sri Kunjaviharyastakam

by Srila Rupa Goswami

indranilamani manula varnah
phulla nipakusumancita karnah
krsnalabhir akrsorasi hari
sundaro jayati kunjavihari

Glory to Kunjavihari (Krsna), whose complexion is as beautiful as a sapphire, whose ears are adorned with blooming Nipa flowers and whose broad chest is adorned with a beautiful gunja garland.

radhika vadana candra cakorah
sarva ballabavadhu dhrticorah
carcari catura tancita cari
caruto jayati kunja vihari

Glory to Kunjavihari, who is like a Cakora bird who lives on the light of Sri Radhika’s moonlike face, who steals the patience of all the cowherd brides and who is expert in nicely dancing the carcari dance.

sarvatah prathita kaulika parva
dhvamsanena hrta vasava garva
gostha raksanakrte giridhari
lilaya jayati kunja vihari

Glory to Kunjavihari who removed Indra’s pride by destroying the sacrifice to Him, although this was a family tradition in all respects. Glory to Giridhari, who protected Vraja as a mere pastime.

ragamandala vibhusita vamsi
vibhramena madanotsava samsi
stuyamana caritah suka sari
srenibhir jayati kunjavihari

Glory to Kunjavihari who playfully called the gopis for Cupid’s festival with His flute, that is decorated with a variety of beautiful colors, and whose character is praised by flocks of suka and sari parrots!

satakumbha rucihari dukulah
kekicandraka virajita culah
navya yauvana lasad vrajanari
ranjano jayati kunjavihari

Glory to Kunjavihari whose dress steals the luster of gold, whose hairs are adorned with a peacock feather crest, and whose fresh,youthful beauty pleases the ladies of Vraja.

sthasakikrta sugandhi patirah
svarnakandi parisobha katira
radhikonata payodharavari
kunjaro jayati kunjavihari

Glory to Kunjavihari whose body is smeared with fragrant sandal paste, whose waist is adorned with a golden belt, and who is the elephant that is tied up by the chains of Sri Radhika’s raised breasts.

gairi dhatu tilakojjvala bhalah
keli cancalita campakamalah
adrikandara grhesvabhisari
subhruvam jayati kunja vihari

Glory to Kunjavihari whose forehead is decorated with a shining tilaka of mountain minerals, who sports a playfully swinging garland of campaka flowers, and who meets His beloved Sri Radhika, who has fair eyebrows, in the mountain caves.

vibhramoccala drg ancala nrtya
ksipta gopalalanakhila krtyah
premamatta vrsabhanukumari
nagaro jayati kunjavihari

Glory to Kunjavihari who upsets all the cowherd girls with the restless dancing of the corners of His eyes and who is the gallant who maddens Vrsabhanu’s daughter with love.

astakam madhura kunjavihari
ksidaya pathat ..sh kila hari
sa prayati vilasat parabhagam
tasya padakamalaroa ragam

Anyone who recites this sweet Kunja Viharyastakam will attain the supreme goal which is attachment to the worship of His lotus feet.

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