Devotional Songs - Pad Kirtan
on Leela Madhuri
(Sweetness of the Divine Pastimes of Radha Krishna)

This is from the collection of devotional songs or pad kirtan in "Prem Ras Madira" on Leela Madhuri or the sweetness of the Divine pastimes of Radha Krishna.

The Divine leelas or pastimes of Radha Krishna that occurred during their descension 5,000 years ago have been revealed in the writings of Rasik Saints.

But there are uncountable leelas of supreme God that are taking place every moment in uncountable styles in the Divine world. They have many different qualities of blissfulness, with varying degrees of Divine intimacy.

The purpose of leela is to shower the Grace of Divine association and for devotional remembrance.

Using these descriptions as a base for your devotional imagination, imagine the scene, actions, and feelings that these pads evoke. Click here for Hindi.

"Gai Lakhi Deepavali Balihar"

Gai lakhi, Deepavali balihar.
"Oh friend! I simply adore the sight of the Deepavali festival."

Jagmag-jagmag jagmagat giri, Govardhan rijhvar.
"Govardhan Hill is glittering, glowing and twinkling with the light of candles."

Lakhi jaki banki jhanki kahan, daun Baikunthahun var.
"You could even abandon the Divine luxuries of the Vaikunth abode after seeing that fascinating sight."

It Lalitadi sakhin sang viharati, Albeli Sarkar.
"On one side, Shri Radha is rejoicing with Lalita and Her other friends, the Gopis."

Ut Madhumangaladi sang kridat, Nagar Nandkumar.
"On the other side, Shri Krishna is playing with Madhumangal and His other friends, the Gwalbals."

Nij nij saj saji dou dal chal, Manasi Gang majhar.
"Well prepared and accompanied by Their own groups, Radha and Krishna reach the Manasi Ganga pond."

Ik tat Natkhat dal ik tat dal, rajat Bhanudular.
"On one bank of Manasi Ganga is Shri Krishna and all His friends; on the other bank is Shri Radha and all Her Gopi friends."

Dou dal nij nij kanak deepkan, daryon jal majhadhar.
"Each group lit thousands of little water candles and floated them on the waters of Manasi Ganga."

Dou kar anurin jal halkorat, deepan chhavi chhavidar.
"Then both groups kept moving the water very gently with their hands. The whole surface of Manasi Ganga was now illuminated and beautified with candles."

Jhalamalat dou Deepavali, hil-mil bhaye iksar.
"After both groups of candles reached the middle of the pond, they mixed together and made one big group of candles."

Lakhi 'Kripalu' kah, puni-puni jay ho, Deepavali shringar.
Jagadguru Shri Kripaluji Maharaj said with great joy, "Glory to Radha! Glory to Krishna! Glory to this incomparable ornamentation of Deepavali!"

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