Vrindavan ramya sthana

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All glories to Vrindavan dham, the transcendental abode where Sri Krishna, the  Supreme personality of Godhead, resides with his dear associates and performs various enchanting pastimes. This glorious forest facilitates the pastimes of the Lord by providing fresh green grass for the cows to graze on; delicious, sweet and juicy fruits of various kinds for the satisfaction of Krishna and his friends; nectarian honey oozing from the beehives; flowers to decorate the exquisitely beautiful forms of Shyam and his beloved Vraja-Gopis; Kunjas for them to perform pastimes in, and the glorious river Yamuna, which is the site of many water pastimes of Gopinath. In every direction there are trees, creepers and bushes laden with clusters of fragrant flowers such as Juhi, Chameli, Champa, Roses, Bella and many others, which attract the buzzing bees and madden them with their nectar. The lakes and the river Yamuna are filled with crystal clear waters, sweet and fragrant, and numerous lotuses bloom on their surfaces, making them look extremely enchanting. The swans and other water birds fill the atmosphere with their sweet warbling sounds and thus please the divine couple. Amidst these groves in the forests and on the banks of the Yamuna, numerous bejewelled thrones are present under kadamba, tamal and other such trees, on which the divine couple sit and enjoy their pastimes in the company of their dear Gopi freinds, who are all endowed with divine beauty and are the reservoirs of all good qualities. In their association, Radha Shyamsundar enjoy joking words and playful pastimes and thus experience great bliss. The beauty of this most wonderful Sri Vrindavan dham has been beautifully explained by Srila Narottam das Thakur in his following song:

vṛndāvana ramya-sthāna dibya-cińtāmaṇi-dhāma

ratana mandira manohara

abṛta kālindī-nīre rāja-haḿsa keli kare

tāhe śobhe kanaka-kamal

Beautiful Vrndavana is filled with cintamani gems and many jewel palaces and temples.  Many regal swans play in the waters of the Yamuna, and in those waters a splendid golden lotus flower grows.


tār madhye hema-pīṭha aṣṭa-dale beṣṭita

aṣṭa-dale pradhāna nāyika

tār madhye ratnāsane ba’si āchen dui-jane

śyāma-sańge sundarī rādhikā

In the middle of that lotus is a golden place surrounded by eight petals.  On these eight petals the eight principal gopis reside, and in the center Lord Syamasundara and beautiful Srimati Radharani sit on a jewel throne.


o-rūpa-lābaṇya-rāśi amiyā pariche khasi


narottama-dāsa koy nitya-līlā sukha-moy

sadāi sphurūk mora mane

The great beauty of the Divine couple and Their charming joking and laughter continually showers nectar everywhere.  Narottama dasa says: “I pray that these blissful eternal transcendental pastimes of the Divine Couple may be always manifested in my heart.”