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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

2010 Vasanta Pancami


bhruvau tiraḥ prasārinyau
viṣṇukrānta-late dhruvam

asyāḥ kṛṣṇe yayor bhātaḥ
kusume netrayor miṣāt

"Sri Radhika's eyebrows are naturally crooked and extended like the Viṣṇukrānta-vines that sprouted the two black-bluish flowers of Her eyes!"

(Govinda Lilamrita 11.104)

All glories to Google-Pictures! When I first studied the Goswamis' granthas in the 1980s in Vraja I often hoped I would meet a sadhu who would show me all the birds, trees and flowers that were described there - in vain. But now Google-Pictures shows me so many of them! A GP-search brought up this beautiful picture of the Visnukranta or Aparajita flower, of deep purple colour. [Aparājita means 'unsurpassed'] Though there are different colour-species, this one is probably the one Kaviraj Goswami referred to.

As Vasanta Pancami celebrates new life in spring, I thought this was an apt blog-subject for today. More on Vasanta Pancami in my blogs of February 3, 2006 and January 23, 2007. A happy Vasanta-season to all!

4 comments:

  1. VASANTA APPENDIX TO EVENING ARATI SONGS-

    HARIBOLO HARIBOLO HARIBOLO BHAAI
    HARINAAM VINA JIVE ARA GATI NAAI
    HARINAAM UDDHAARILO JAGAAI AAR MAADHAAI
    PATITA PAAVANA NAAME SAAKHI DU TI BHAAI
    HARIBOLO HARIBOLO HARIBOLO BHAAI
    EMON DOYAAL PRABHU AARO DEKHI NAAI
    NITAAI GAURAANGER GUNA JUGE JUGE GAAI
    HAA NITAAI GAURAANGA BOLI KAANDIYA BERAAI
    NAVADVIPER GHORE GHORE SURADHUNIR TIRE TIRE
    NITAAI DOYAA KORO BOLE KAANDIYA BERAAI
    PARAMA DOYAAL PRABHU ADVAITA GOSAAI
    AVASYA KORIBEN DOYAA GAURA AAR NITAAI
    HARIBOLO HARIBOLO HARIBOLO BHAAI
    SHRI RAADHAA GOVINDER GUNA JUGE JUGE GAAI
    RAADHE DOYAA KORE BOLE KAANDIYA BERAAI
    VRINDAAVANER BONE BONE GOVARDHANER TATE TATE
    SHRI YAMUNAAR KULE KULE KAANDIYA BERAAI
    RAADHE DOYAA KORO BOLE KAANDIYA BERAAI
    AVASYA KORIBEN DOYAA VINODINI RAAI
    SHRI RAADHAA GOVINDER GUNA JUGE JUGE GAAI
    HARI BOLO HARI BOLO HARI BOLO BHAAI

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  2. This is a beautiful post Advaitadas, thank you. I appreciate that you look for udhipans even at Google. I wonder if the "black-bluish" of Radharani's eyes have anything to do with Krishna or is it just coincidence.

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  3. There is no such a thing as coincidence - yAhA yAhA netra pore tAhA krishna sphure - "Wherever Radhika's eyes fall, there She perceives Krishna." zravazoh kuvalayaM akSnor anjanam uraso mahendramaNi dAma [Kavi Karnapur] - "Krishna is the blue lotus decorations on the gopis' ears, the eyeliner around their eyes and the sapphire necklace on their bosoms."

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