Song Name: Gopaladevastakam
Author: Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakura
Book Name: Stavamrta Lahari
Language: Sanskrit
Music & Sung by: Yashoda Kumar Dasa


madhura-mṛdula-cittaḥ prema-mātraika-vittaḥ
svajana-racita-veṣaḥ prāpta-śobhā-viśeṣaḥ
vividha-maṇi-mayālańkāravān sarva-kālaḿ
sphuratu hṛdi sa eva śrīla-gopāla-devaḥ

May Srila Gopaladeva, whose heart is charming and gentle, for whom pure love is the only wealth, who wears garments made by His devotees, who is splendidly handsome, and who wears many kinds of jewel ornaments, eternally appear in my heart. 

nirupama-guṇa-rūpaḥ sarva-mādhurya-bhūpaḥ
śrita-tanu-ruci-dāsyaḥ koṭi-candra-stutāsyaḥ
amṛta-vijayi-hāsyaḥ procchalac-cilli-lāsyaḥ
sphuratu hṛdi sa eva śrīla-gopāla-devaḥ

May Srila Gopaladeva, whose virtues and handsomeness have no equal, who is the king of all sweetness, who is served by all bodily splendour, whose face is praised by millions of moons, whose smile defeats nectar, and whose eyebrows playfully dance, appear in my heart.

dhṛta-nava-para-bhāgaḥ savya-hasta-sthitāgaḥ
prakaṭita-nija-kakṣaḥ prāpta-lāvaṇya-lakṣaḥ
kṛta-nija-jana-rakṣaḥ prema-vistāra-dakṣaḥ
sphuratu hṛdi sa eva śrīla-gopāla-devaḥ

May Srila Gopaladeva, who is the abode of all ever-fresh opulence and auspiciousness, whose left hand rests on His waist, who possesses handsomeness multiplied millions of times, who protects His devotees, and who expertly increases their love for Him, appear in my heart.

krama-valad-anurāga-sva-priyāpāńga-bhāga
dhvanita-rasa-vilāsa-jñāna-vijñāpi-hāsaḥ
smṛta-ratipati-yāgaḥ prīti-haḿsī-taḍāgaḥ
sphuratu hṛdi sa eva śrīla-gopāla-devaḥ

May Srila Gopaladeva, whose sidelong glances gradually increase His devotees' love, whose knowing smile announces His nectar pastimes, who remembers the Kamadeva-yajna, and who is a lake where the swans of pure love play, appear in my heart.

madhurima-bhara-magne bhāty asavye'valagne
trivalir alasavattvāt yasya puṣṭānatatvāt
itarata iha tasyā māra-rekheva rasyā
sphuratu hṛdi sa eva śrīla-gopāla-devaḥ

May Srila Gopaladeva, the three lines on whose charming waist, created from looseness and slight chubbiness, are like the mark of Kamadeva, appear in my heart.

vahati valita-harṣaḿ vāhayaḿś cānuvarṣaḿ
bhajati ca sagaṇaḿ svaḿ bhojayan yo'rpayan svam
giri-mukuṭa-maṇiḿ śrīdāmavan-mitratā-śrīḥ
sphuratu hṛdi sa eva śrīla-gopāla-devaḥ

May Srila Gopaladeva, who showers transcendental bliss, who shares lunch with His friends, who gives them Govardhana Hill, the crest-jewel of mountains, and who shines with friendship for Sridama, appear in my heart.

adhidharam anurāgaḿ mādhavendrasya tanvaḿs
tad amala-hṛdayotthāḿ prema-sevāḿ vivṛṇvan
prakaṭita-nija-śaktyā vallabhācārya-bhaktyā
sphuratu hṛdi sa eva śrīla-gopāla-devaḥ

May Srila Gopaladeva, who with devotional potency placed loving devotional service in the pure heart of Madhavendra Puri, appear in my heart.

pratidinam adhunāpi prekṣyate sarvadāpi
praṇaya-surasa-caryā yasya varyā saparyā
gaṇayatu kati bhogān kaḥ kṛtī tat-prayogān
sphuratu hṛdi sa eva śrīla-gopāla-devaḥ

Even today sweet loving service to Srila Gopaladeva may be seen at every moment. What saintly devotee can count the many offerings made to Him? May Srila Gopaladeva appear in my heart.

giridhara-vara-devasyāṣṭakenemam eva
smarati niśi dine vā yo gṛhe vā vane vā
akuṭila-hṛdayasya premadatvena tasya
sphuratu hṛdi sa eva śrīla-gopāla-devaḥ

May Srila Gopaladeva appear in the heart of the pure-hearted devotee who, living either at home or in the forest, remembers Him by chanting, either in the day or night, these eight verses glorifying the Deity of Govardhana Hill.


Gopaladevastakam