Sri Sri Radha Krpa Kataksa Stava Raja

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All glories to Srimati Radhika, the best of the damsels of Vraja, and the one who steals the heart and mind of Shyamsundar. Her glories are sung by many great personalities in the choicest of verses. The nectar of the ocean of her transcendental qualities is what the swan like devotees relish and the fortunate souls who are blessed by such vaishnavas can also drown in the nectar of her sweetness. One of the numerous wonderful prayers written in her glorification is Sri Sri Radha Krpa Kataksa Stava Raja which is to be found in the Urdhvamnaya Tantra compiled by Srila Vyasadev. These Verses were originally spoken by Lord Shiva in the glorification of Srimati Radhika. These famous prayers, well known and greatly loved by all the devotees, are as follows:

munīndra-vṛnda-vandite triloka-śoka-hāriṇi
prasanna-vaktra-pańkaje nikuñja-bhū-vilāsini
vrajendra-bhānu-nandini vrajendra-sūnu-sańgate
kadā kariṣyasīha māḿ kṛpā-katākṣa-bhājanam

“Oh You who are adorned by the leaders of multitude of sages! Oh You who takes away the miseries of the three worlds! Oh You whose face joyfully blooms like a lotus flower! Oh You who delights in playing love-sports throughout the secret forest bower-houses! Oh most charming daughter of Vrsabhanu, beloved of the King of Vraja, Sri Krsna! Oh You who are always associated with the King of Vraja Sri Krsna! When? Oh, When will You make me the object of Your side-long glance of causeless mercy?”

aśoka-vṛkṣa-vallarī-vitāna-maṇḍapa-sthite
pravāla-vāla-pallava-prabhārunāńghri-komale
varābhaya-spurat-kare prabhūta-sampadālaye
kadā kariṣyasīha māḿ kṛpā-katākṣa-bhājanam

“O You who dwells in a pavilion with a canopy of creepers spread over the branches of asoka trees! Oh You whose soft delicate feet radiate the pink-coral color of freshly sprouted tree- buds! Oh You whose upraised hand bestow the benediction of fearlessness! Oh You who are the source of divine opulences! When? Oh, When will You make me the object of Your side-long glance of causeless mercy?

anańga-rańga-mańgala-prasańga-bhańgura-bhruvāḿ
sa-vibhramaḿ sa-saḿbhramaḿ dṛg-anta-bāṇa-pātanaiḥ
nirantaraḿ vaśī-kṛta-pratīti-nandanandane
kadā kariṣyasīha māḿ kṛpā-katākṣa-bhājanam

“Oh You, with the bow of Cupid, Your delightful auspicious crooked bending eyebrows, You shoot Your arrow messages of love from the corners of Your eyes, which cause the charming son of Nanda to be struck with amorous delusions of noble submission to you for all eternity! Oh, When will you make me the object of Your side-long glance of causeless mercy.”

taḍit-suvarṇa-campaka-pradīpta-gaura-vigrahe
mukha-prabhā-parāsta-koṭi-śāradendu-maṇḍale
vicitra-citra-sañcarac-cakora-śāva-locane
kadā kariṣyasīha māḿ kṛpā-katākṣa-bhājanam

“Oh You, whose golden form is brilliantly effulgent like lightning and campaka flowers! Oh You whose effulgent face eclipses the beauty of millions of full autumn moons! Oh You whose restless eyes are like cakora partridges moving to and fro! Oh, When will You make me the object of Your side-long glance of causeless mercy?

madonmadāti-yauvane pramoda-māna-maṇḍite
priyānurāga-rañjite kalā-vilāsa-paṇḍite
ananya-dhanya-kuñja-rājya-kāma-keli-kovide
kadā kariṣyasīha māḿ kṛpā-katākṣa-bhājanam

“Oh You Who are an extremely joyful love-happy youth! Oh You who are decorated with the great happiness of love- intoxicated jealousy, pouting and anger! Oh You who has extreme pure loving affection for Your beloved Sri Krsna! Oh You, the most expert in all the various acts of amorous love! Oh You, the most learned in arranging amorous pastimes of pure love in super opulent secret bower houses in the best of forests! When? Oh, When will make me the object of Your side-long glance of causeless mercy?”

aśeṣa-hāva-bhāva-dhīra-hīra-hāra-bhūṣite
prabhūta-śātakumbha-kumbha-kumbhi kumbha-sustani
praśasta-manda-hāsya-cūrṇa-pūrṇa-saukya-sāgare
kadā kariṣyasīha māḿ kṛpā-katākṣa-bhājanam

“Oh You who are decorated with the diamond necklace of a limitless variety of feminine charms like artistic amorous gestures, ecstatic loving moods, and gentle mannerisms! Oh You, whose incomparable ecstatic love makes Your perfect breasts very plump like golden water jugs or like the temple mounds of a young elephant! Oh You whose enchanting mild sweet smile is like a line of flower pollen on the ocean of joy! When? Oh when, will you make me the object of Your side-long glance of causeless mercy?”

mṛnāla-vāla-vallarī-tarańga-rańga-dor-late
latāgra-lāsya-lola-nīla-locanāvalokane
lalal-lulan-milan-manojña-mugdha-mohanāśrite
kadā kariṣyasīha māḿ kṛpā-katākṣa-bhājanam

“Oh You whose arms are like fresh creepers of lotus stems playfully swaying in waves of the river of Your youthful pastimes! Oh you whose seductive very dark-blue (nila) eyes are like the tip of a creeper blown by a gentle breeze! Oh You whose playful sports and alluring movements so enchant Mohan Krsna that He appears hypnotized by You into wonderful meetings! Oh When will You make me the object of your sidelong glance of causeless mercy?”

suvarṇa-mālikāñcita-trirekha-kambu-kaṇṭhage
tri-sūtra-mańgalī-guṇa-tri-ratna-dīpti-dīdhiti
salola-nīla-kuntala-prasūna-guccha-gumphite
kadā kariṣyasīha māḿ kṛpā-katākṣa-bhājanam

“Oh You smooth conch shell like neck, marked with three lines is decorated with a pure gold necklace! Oh You whose three strand necklace of woven jasmine garlands decorated with diamonds, emeralds, and pearls radiates splendid effulgence! Oh You whose every dark blue (nila) braids of hair are interwoven the bunches of flowers! When oh when will you make me the object of Your side long glance of causeless mercy?”

nitamba-bimba-lambamāna-puṣpa-mekhalā-guṇe
praśasta-ratna-kińkiṇī-kalāpa-madhya-mañjule
karīndra-śuṇḍa-daṇḍikāvaroha-saubhagorake
kadā kariṣyasīha māḿ kṛpā-katākṣa-bhājanam

(“Oh You whose round hips are decorated with a belt of dangling flowers! Oh You whose charmingly thin waist is decorated by a belt of tiny tinkling jeweled bells! Oh you, whose beautifully shaped legs taper gracefully from Your thigh like the trunk of the king of elephants! When, oh When will You make me the object of Your side-long glance of causeless mercy?”

aneka-mantra-nāda-mañju-nūpurārava-skhalat-
samāja-rāja-haḿsa-vaḿśa-nikvaṇāti-gaurave
vilola-hema-vallarī-viḍambi-cāru-cańkrame
kadā kariṣyasīha māḿ kṛpā-katākṣa-bhājanam

“Oh You whose captivating ankle bells make the sounds of various kinds of divine mantras resembling a group of royal swans singing! Oh You whose extreme superexcellent movements put to shame the swaying of a golden creeper! Oh, when will You make me the object of Your side-long glance of causeless mercy?”

ananta-koṭi-viṣṇu-loka-namra-padmajārcite
himādrijā-pulomajā-viriñcijā-vara-prade
apāra-siddhi-ṛddhi-digdha-sat-padāńgulī-nakhe
kadā kariṣyasīha māḿ kṛpā-katākṣa-bhājanam

“Oh You who is humbly worshipped by all the Lord Brahmas in unlimited millions of universes created by Lord Visnu! Oh You who is the bestower of benedictions to the daughter of the Himalayas, Parvati (Siva’s wife), the daughter of Puloma, Saci (Indra’s wife), and to Brahma’s wife, Sarasvati! Oh You Whose toenails glow with the radiance of boundless mystic perfections and opulences! When oh, When will you make me the object of Your side-long glance of causeless mercy?”

makheśvari kriyeśvari svadheśvari sureśvari
triveda-bhāratīśvari pramāṇa-śāsaneśvari
rameśvari kṣameśvari pramoda-kānaneśvari
vrajeśvari vrajādhipe śrī-rādhike namo ’stu te

“O Goddess, Leader of Vedic sacrifices! Oh Goddess leader of pious activities! Oh Goddess Leader of spontaneous devotional service! Oh Goddess Leader of all the demigods and Goddesses! O Goddess, leader of all knowledge in the three Vedas! Oh Goddess leader of enforcing scriptural principles! Oh Goddess Leader of all Goddesses of fortune! Oh Goddess Leader of forgiveness! Oh Goddess Leader of the pleasure forest of Vrindavana! Oh Goddess Leader of Vraja! Oh One and only authority who regulates entrance into Vraja! Oh Sri Radhika! I offer my most respectful obeisances unto You!”