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RAdhA and KRSNa stotras

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NArada PaJcarAtra 1.12.55-78

translation and notes: CC-BY-SA bh. Jan 2016

zrI-pArvaty uvAca
Sri Parvati said:

tava vakSasi rAdhAhaM rAse vRndAvane vane |
mahA-lakSmIz ca vaikuNThe pAda-padmArcane ratA ||55||
I am Radha, situated on Your chest, enjoying rasa dance in Vrindavan,
as well as Mahalaksmi taking pleasure in worshipping Your lotus feet in Vaikuntha.

zveta-dvIpe sindhu-kanyA viSNor urasi bhU-tale |
brahma-loke ca brahmANI veda-mAtA ca bhAratI ||56||
At Svetadvipa I am the daughter of the ocean, on the surface of Earth
I recline on Visnu's chest, and at Brahmaloka I am the consort of
Brahma, Mother of Vedas known as Bharati.

Note: Daughter of the ocean is the expansion of Laksmi mentioned in SB
8.8.8. According to Garuda Purana (Motilal Banarsidass 1982):
3.16.3 The eternal Goddess Laksmi is inseparable from the Lord. The
feet of the Lord are her only shelter. She is a released soul [sic:
nityamuktA]. She is always awakened.
3.16.6-8 As the consort of Vasudeva, she is called Maya; as the
consort of Sankarsana, Jaya; as the consort of Aniruddha, Santa; as
the consort of Pradyumna, Krti; as the consort of Visnu, Laksmi - the
presiding deity of sattva guna. As the consort of Krsna, the son of
Nanda, she is called Kanyaka.
3.16.9-10 As the goddess of earth, the presiding deity of rajas, she
is the consort of Boar. As the presiding deity of the Vedas, she is
Annapurna. As the consort of Narayana, she is Laksmi, the unborn.

tavAjJayA ca devAnAm avirbhUtA ca tejasi |
nihatya daityAn devArIn datvA rAjyaM surAya ca ||57||
By Your order I appeared to devas, with my power I destroyed the
daityas, enemies of devas, and gave the rule of the universe to
the suras.

Note: See SB 8.8.-8.11. That the Laksmi herself destroyed the daityas
with her power is parallelled in 8.11.44 saying that the glory of devas
comes from Laksmi (zriyA samedhitAH sarve).

tat-pazcAd dakSa-kanyAham adhunA pArvatI hare |
tavAjJayA hara-kroDe tvad-bhaktA prati-janmani ||58||
Later I am the daughter of Daksa and now I am Parvati, by Your order
sitting on Hara's lap. I am Your devotee in every birth.

nArAyaNa-priyA zazvat tena nArAyaNI zrutau |
viSNor ahaM parA-zaktir viSNu-mAyA ca vaiSNavI ||59||
I am always dear to Narayana and thus known in srutis as Narayani,
the supreme sakti of Visnu, Visnu-maya and Vaisnavi.

ananta-koTi brahmANDaM mayA sammohitaM sadA |
viduSAM rasanAgre ca pratyakSaM hi sarasvatI ||60||
I always put into illusion endless thousands of universes and sages
directly perceive me on the tip of their tongue as Sarasvati.

Note: The first half is analogical to SB 10.1.25.

mahA-viSNoz ca mAtAhaM vizvAni yasya lomasu |
rAmezvarI ca sarvAdyA sarva-zakti-svarUpiNI ||61||
I am the mother of Mahavisnu, from whose pores come the universes.
I am the mistress of Rama, the first of all, the personal form of all
saktis.

Note: Satvata tantra 1.30 says that Mahavisnu is in turn the creator of
mahat-tattva (ekaM tu mahataH sraSTR).

tad-rAse dhAraNAd rAdhA vidvadbhiH parikIrtitA |
paramAnanda-pAdAbjaM vande sAnanda-pUrvakam ||62||
I am Radha, meditating on rasa dance, celebrated by sages,
glorifying Your lotus feet which give the supreme bliss,
due to being blissful myself.

yat-pAda-padmaM dhyAyante paramAnanda-kAraNam |
pAda-padmeza-zeSAdyA munayo manavaH surAH ||63||
On Your lotus feet, the cause of the supreme bliss, meditate Siva,
Sesa, sages, Manus and suras,

yoginaH santataM santaH siddhAz ca vaiSNavAs tathA |
anugrahaM kuru vibho buddhi-zaktir ahaM tava ||64||
always pure yogis, Siddhas and Vaisnavas. Please be kind, o Almighty,
I am your power of intelligence.

iti saMvRtaM stotraM yaH paThet saMyataH zuciH |
ihaiva ca sukhaM bhuGkte yAty ante zrI-hareH padam ||65||
Keeping this stotra confidential and chanting it with controlled senses
in a pure state, one will experience happiness and at the end of life
will go the abode of Hari.

nivRtteSu ca vedeSu devISu muni-puGgave |
upavarhaNa-gandharvaH stutiM kartuM samudyataH ||66||
When Devi completed her account based on Vedas, Gandharva Upavarhana
stood up to recite the following stotra, o leader of sages.

Note: Narada's purvajanma. See SB 7.15.69-73.

atha gandharva-kRta-stotram

gandharva uvAca
vande nava-ghana-zyAmaM pIta-kauzeya-vAsasam |
sAnandaM sundaraM zuddhaM zrI-kRSNaM prakRteH param ||67||
I glorify Sri Krisna who is dark blue as a fresh cloud, wears yellow
silk clothes, is blissful, handsome, pure and superior to matter,

rAdhezaM rAdhikA-prANa-vallabhaM vallavI-sutam |
rAdhA-sevita-pAdAbjaM rAdhA-vakSaH-sthala-sthitam ||68||
the master of Radha, the beloved life force of Radha, the son of the
gopi, one whose lotus feet are served by Radha, on whose chest Radha
stays,

rAdhAnurAgaM rAdhikeSTaM rAdhApahRta-mAnasam |
rAdhAdharaM bhavAdhAraM sarvAdhAraM namAmi tam ||69||
loved by Radha, desired by Radha, stealing the mind of Radha,
holding Radha possessing bhava, possessing everything, to You
I pay my obeisances.

rAdhA-hRt-padma-madhye ca vasantaM santataM zubham |
rAdhA-saha-caraM zazvat rAdhAjJA-pari-pAlakam ||70||
Staying in Radha's lotus heart, You are the eternal auspicious spring,
always accompanied by Radha, the complete protector of Radha's order.

dhyAyante yogino yogAt siddhAH siddhezvarAz ca yam |
taM dhyAye satataM zuddhaM bhagavantaM sanAtanam ||71||
On You meditate yogis in yoga, Siddhas and their leaders,
on You - pure, supreme and eternal - I always meditate.

sevante santataM santo brahmeza-zeSa-saMjJakAH |
sevante nirguNaM brahma bhagavantaM sanAtanam ||72||
To You, who is known as always served by saints, Brahma, Siva, Sesa,
who serve nirguna Brahman, to the eternal Bhagavan,

nirliptaM ca nirIhaM ca paramAtmAnam Izvaram |
nityaM satyaM ca paraM bhagavantaM sanAtanam ||73||
to the unattached, desireless, Paramatma, Isvara,
eternal, truth, supreme, the eternal Bhagavan,

yaM sRSTer Adi-bhUtaM ca sarva-bIjaM parAt param |
yoginas taM prapadyante bhagavantaM sanAtanam ||74||
to the creator, subtle elements, the seed of all things, the Supreme,
and the eternal Bhagavan, the yogis surrender.

bIjaM nAnAvatArANAM sarva-kAraNa-kAraNam |
vedAvedyaM veda-bIjaM veda-kAraNa-kAraNam ||75||
To the seed of various avataras, the cause of all causes,
the knowledge to be known, the seed of Veda, the cause of all Vedas.

Note: The seed of avataras is the avatari Sri Krisna.

yoginas taM prapadyante bhagavantaM sanAtanam |
ity evam uktvA gandharvaH papAta dharaNI-tale ||76||
To Him, eternal Bhagavan, the yogis surrender.
Saying this, the Gandharva fell to the ground,

nanAma daNDavad bhUmau deva-devaM parAt param |
iti tena kRtaM stotraM yaH paThet prayataH zuciH ||77||
paying dandavats to the Supreme God of gods. This stotra created by
him, when chanted by one who is pure,

ihaiva jIvan-muktaz ca pare yAti parAM gatim |
hari-bhaktiM harer dAsyaM goloke ca nirAmayaH |
pArSada-pravaratvaM ca labhate nAtra saMzayaH ||78||
one will become jivanmukta in this life and will go to the supreme
transcendent abode at pure Goloka, full of devotion and service to Hari,
getting the position of the best servant. There is no doubt about it.

iti zrI-nArada-paJca-rAtre jJAnAmRta-sAre prathamaika-rAtre
gandharva-kRta-stotraM nAma dvAdazo 'dhyAyaH
This is Narada Pancaratra's Jnanamrta sara, first night,
second chapter named "Stotra composed by a Gandharva".

This is a direct translation from Sanskrit, please report errors. Thanks.

Hare Krisna

Your servant, bh. Jan
translator, editor, proofreader

www.veda.harekrsna.cz (co-founder)
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zacI-sUnuH zazvat smaraNa-padavIM gacchatu sa me