4) Sakhi-vrnde Vijnapti
Prayer to the Sakhis
radha-krsna phrana mora jugala-kisora
jivane marane gati aro nahi mora
kalindira kule keli-kadambera vana
ratana-bedira upara bosabo du'jana
syama-gauri-ange dibo (cuwa) candanera gandha
camara dhulabo kabe heri mukha-candra
gathiya-malatir mala dibo dohara gale
adhare tuliya dibo karpura-tambule
lalita visakha-adi jata sakhi-brnda
ajnaya koribo seba caranaravinda
sri-krsna-caitanya-prabhur daser anudasa
seva abhilasa kore narottama-dasa
1) The divine
couple, Sri Radha and Krsna, are my life and soul. In life or death I have no
other refuge but Them.
2) In a forest of small kadamba trees on
the bank of the Yamuna, I will seat the divine couple on a throne made of
3) I will anoint Their dark and fair forms
with sandalwood paste scented with cuya, and I will fan Them with a camara
whisk. Oh, when will I behold Their moon like faces?
4) After stringing together garlands at
malati flowers I will place them around Their necks, and I will offer tambuta
scented with camphor to Their lotus mouths.
5) With the permission of all the sakhis,
headed by Lalita and Visakha, I will serve the lotus feet of Radha and Krsna.
6) Narottama Dasa, the servant of the servant
of Sri Krsna Caitanya Prabhu, longs for this service to the divine couple.