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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Jhulan Yatra 2012



MANERA  ĀNANDA, SAKHI MANDA MANDA,
JHULĀYATO DUHUṄ SUKHE
VEGA AVAŚEṢA, PĀI AVAKĀŚE,
TĀMBŪLA DEYAI MUKHE

"Blissfully the sakhīs reduce the speed of the swing, to the pleasure of the Divine Pair. Now that the swing has slowed down they find the opportunity to place betelleaves in Their mouths."

ĀRA SAKHĪGANA, SUGANDHI CANDANA,
PARĀGĀDI LOIYA KORE
NĀGARA NĀGARĪ, ANGERA UPARI,
BARIKHE  ĀNANDA BHORE

"Other sakhīs take fragrant sandalpaste and flowerpollen within their hands and blissfully shower this over the bodies of our Hero and Heroine."

KONO SAKHĪGANA, KOROYE NARTANA
MOHANA MṚDANGA BĀY
VIVIDHA YANTRETE, RĀGA TĀNA TATE
ĀLĀPI SUSVARE GĀY

"Some sakhīs dance and play enchanting mṛdanga-drums, singing along with the rhythms and tunes of different musical instruments with nice voices."

HERIYĀ VIHVALA, DEVA NĀRĪ KULA,
ŪRDHVA-POTHE SOBE ROHE
PUṢPA BARIṢANA, KORE ANUKṢAṆA
E DĀSA UDDHAVA KOHE

"Seeing this, the goddesses in the sky become ecstatic as they hover in the sky. Uddhava dāsa says: They are showering flowers all of the time!"

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