Deva Bhavantam vande

Krishna tribhanga con vacas - copia

Composed by Shrila Rupa Gosvami

Vocals Radha kanti dasi

(krishna) deva! bhavantam vande

mana-manasa-madhukaram arpaya nija-pada-pankaya-makarande

Deva, O Krishna! I am offering a prayer to You. Please let the bee of my mind be offered the nectarean honey of Your lotus feet. In other words, please let it have a taste of the rasa of those lotus feet so that it will then never be attracted to anything else!

yadyapi samadhishu vidhir api pashyati, na tava nakhagra-marichim

idam icchami nishamia tavachiuta! tad api kripadbhuta-vichim (1)

Although Brahma in full samadhi cannot catch a glimpse of even a ray of the effulgence

from the tips of Your toe-nails, still o Achyuta! Having heard the waves of Your astonishing

mercy, I long to receive Your grace.

bhaktir udanchati yadiapi madhava! na tvayi mama tila-matri

parameshvarata tad api tavadhika, durghata-ghatana-vidhatri (2)

O Madhava! Although I don’t possess even a sesame seed of love and devotion (bhakti) for

You, still, by Your inconceivable power which makes the impossible possible, please fulfill

the desires in my heart.

ayam avilolatayadia sanatana, kalitadbhuta-rasa-bharam

nivasatu nityam ihamrta-nindini, vindan madhurima-saram (3)

He Sanatana! Because Your lotus feet are filled with such wonderful transcendental spiritual mellows (rasa), let the bee of my mind always reside unwaveringly in that nectar which puts everything else to shame, for they are the essence of all sweetness—this is my only prayer.