Bhakti

नव निकुंज मे श्यामा-श्याम

Yesterday I read this beautiful bhajan written by Shri Pandey Ramayandatt Shashtri ‘Ram’. I read this bhajan for the first time, heard the writer’s name for the first time, but was simply amazed by the beauty and devotion pervading all through this bhajan. I make my blogpage sacred by putting this over here.

रसनिधान पावन बृंदाबन रबि-तनया-तट सोहै,
नित नूतन निज सुख-सुषमा सौं सुर-नर-मुनि-मन मोहै।
सेष सारदा हू पै जाकी सोभा बरनि न जाई,
जहँ पावस बसंत आदिक ऋतु संतत रहैं लुभाई। ।

जहाँ बेलि-तृण-तरु-समूह ह्वै संत मोच्छ-सुख वारैं,
बिकसित कुसुम सरिस नैनन सौं स्यामा स्याम निहारैं।
वा बृंदाबन बीच मंजु इक नवल निकुंज बिराजै,
जाकी स्याममयी सुषमा लखि नंदन कोटिक लाजै। ।
 
मध्य मनोहर वा निकुंज के एक कदंब सुहावै,
निज अनुपम अनल्प महिमा सौं पादप कल्प लजावै।
डाल डाल अरु सघन पात बिच कुसुमित कुसुम घनेरे,
कै सुरराज जुगल छबि हेरत सहस नैन करि नेरे। ।
 
नीचे वा कदंब तरुवर के कोटि मदन छबि हारी,
ठाढ़े ललित त्रिभंगी छबि सौं बृन्दाबिपिन-बिहारी।
बाईं और मदनमोहन के श्रीबृषभानुकिसोरी,
चितवति स्याम बिनत चितवन सौं मानौ चंद चकोरी। ।
 
मोर-मुकुट स्वर्नाभ सुघर सिर श्रीहरि के छबि पावै,
सीस चंद्रिका भानुसुता के भानु-बिभा बगरावै।
पेखि स्याम द्युति पीत प्रिया को पीत बसन तन धारैं,
पिय के रंग सम नील-स्याम पट स्यामा अंग संवारैं। ।
 
कुंडल लोल अमोल स्रवन बिच बक्ष बिमल बनमाला,
मुरली मधुर बजाई बिस्व कौ मन मोहत नंदलाला।
घूंघट नैक उठाई हाथ सौं पिय छबि निरखति प्यारी,
रूप सुधा कौ दान पाइ त्यों हिय हरषत बनवारी। ।
 
बिबिध बरन आभरण बिभूषित रसिक राय गिरिधारी,
झीन बसन भूषन कंचुक पट सोभित भानु दुलारी।
दोउन के दृग द्वै चकोर बनि दोउ मुखचंद निहारैं,
प्रेम बिबस दोउ दोउन पै तन-मन-सरबस हारें। ।
 
परम प्रेम फलरूप, कोटि सत रति-मन्मथ छबि छीने,
संत-हृदय-सम्पति दम्पति नव लसत-प्रणय-रस भीने।
ढारति चँवर जुगल प्रीतम कौं स्नेहमयी कोउ बामा,
अरपन कर सौं करति पान कौ बीरो कोउ अभिरामा। ।
 
सेवा रत सहचरी-बृंद जुत स्याम और स्यामा की,
जाके हिय बिच बसति सदा यह भुवनमोहनी झांकी।
सोइ  तापस गुनवंत संत सुचि, सोइ ध्यानी, सोइ ज्ञानी
सोई लाह लह्यो जीवन कौ भावुक भगत अमानी। ।  

The treasury of all mellows, the Holy Vrindavan is beautifully glorifying at the bank of Yamuna, and is charming the minds of devatas, sages and human beings. Even Sheshnag and Saraswati Ma are unable to describe Vrindavan’s grace and beauty, where spring season is always present.

This is the place where grass, creepers, plants and trees are so beautiful that sages leave aside even the happiness of liberation. At that place Shri Radha, whose eyes are like fully blossomed flowers, is lovingly seeing Shri Krishna. In the midst of that Vrindavan, there is a beautiful garden before which even the garden of paradise is nothing.

In the midst of that garden there is a Kadamba tree compared to which even the Kalpa Taru is nothing. On the branches of that tree, there are several flowers as if Indra is happily seeing Shri Radha Krishna, by his thousand eyes.

Under that Kadamba tree, the person having the beauty of thousands of Kaamdeva, the eternal dweller of Vrindavan, Shri Krishna is standing. On His left side, the daughter of Shri Vrishbhanu, Shri Radharani is seeing Her Shri Krishna as if a Chakora bird is seeing moon.

Shri Hari is having peacock crown on His head. Krishna is having yellow clothes whereas Shri Radha is wearing the clothes which are blue and of the complexion of Shri Krishna.

With beautiful earrings and holy garland, Shri Krishna is charming entire universe by His flute. Shri Radha is lifting Her veil by Her hands and seeing Krishna. As if He has got the charity of beauty-nectar, Banvaari is extremely joyous in His heart.

The king of all jolly persons, the lifter of Govardhana, Shri Krishna and Shri Radha are adorned with beautiful clothes and ornaments. The eyes of both have become Chakor birds and both of them are beholding each other’s face as moon. Helpless in each other’s love, they have sacrificed their body, mind and everything on each other.

The result of Holiest of love, the wealth of the hearts of sages, these two persons are better than thousands of Rati and Kaamdeva. Just beside them, one affectionate Gopi is fanning them while other is offering paan to them.

A person, within whose heart is placed this picturesque scene of Shri Radha Krishna along with Gopis, is sage, saint, holy, meditative and learned. And only he has reaped the benefit of this human life.  

 

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