Sri Shyamsundar

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barhapidam nata-vara-vapuh karnayoh karnikaram
bibhrad vasah kanaka-kapisam vaijayantim ca malam
randhran venor adhara-sudhayapurayan gopa-vrindair
vrindaranyam sva-pada-ramanam pravisad gita-kirtih
Wearing a peacock-feather ornament upon His head, blue karnikara flowers on His ears, a yellow garment as brilliant as gold, and the Vaijayanti garland, Lord Krishna exhibited His transcendental form as the greatest of dancers as He entered the forest of Vrindavana, beautifying it with the marks of His footprints. He filled the holes of His flute with the nectar of His lips, and the cowherd boys sang His glories. 

With his enchanting form and sweet smile, Sri Shyamsundar attracts all the living entities and steals their hearts. His beautiful turban decorated with peacock feathers and forest flowers rests upon his head, which is covered with silken locks of hair which fall over his shoulders ever so gracefully and entangle in them the eyes of the Gopis of Vraja. The loose hairs coming over his forehead appear like bees swarming over the blue lotus of his beautiful face. His lotus eyes are tinged red at the corners and appear intoxicated with the intense love that he has for all his devotees. His perfectly shaped nose has a pearl hanging from it and his red lips are expert at relishing the nectar of the Gopis lotus faces. The flute placed upon those bimba red lips is the most fortunate, for Sri Krishna keeps his flute with him at all times, and the melody that comes forth from Sri Krishna’s flute enchants the hearts of all the Vrajavasis and the living entities of all the innumerable universes. May the most merciful Shyamsundar cast his side long merciful glance upon us and attract our hearts, so that we may be able to give up our attachment to the material existence and surrender unto his lotus feet.