Stotra Name: Nandisvarashtakam
Author: Srila Vishvanatha Chakravarthi Thakura 
Book Name: Stavamrta Lahari
Language: Sanskrit
(Rendered By: Yashoda Kumar Dasa)

sākṣān mahattama-mahā-ghana-cid-vilāsa-
puñjaḥ svayaḿ śikhari-śekharatām upetaḥ
yatreśvaraḥ sa khalu nandati yena veti
nandīśvaraḥ sa mada-manda-mudaḿ dadhātu

May Nandisvara Hill, where the Supreme Personality of Godhead, crowned with a peacock feather and splendid as a monsoon cloud, enjoyer of pastimes, delight me.

brahmāṇḍa-vapra-gata-loka-nikāya-śasya-
santarpi kṛṣṇa-caritāmṛta-nirjharāḍhyaḥ
parjanya-santati-sukhāspada-pūrvako yo
nandīśvaraḥ sa mada-manda-mudaḿ dadhātu

May Nandisvara Hill, rich with the nectar rivers of Krsna's pastimes that please the grass of the living entities in the world, and previously the place of happiness for a great monsoon cloud, delight me.

yat-saubhagaḿ bhagavatā dharaṇī-bhṛtāpi
na prāpyate sura-giriḥ sa hi ko varākaḥ
nandaḥ svayaḿ vasati yatra sa-putra-dāro
nandīśvaraḥ sa mada-manda-mudaḿ dadhātu

With his son and wife King Nanda lived on Nandisvara Hill. The good-fortune of Nandisvara Hill was never attained by any other mountain. What is tiny Mount Meru in comparison to it? May Nandisvara Hill delight me. 

yatra vrajādhipa-purā-pratima-prakāśa-
prāsāda-mūrdha-kalaśopari-nṛtya-rańgī
barhīkṣyate bhuvi jayadhvaja-ketu-bhūto
nandīśvaraḥ sa mada-manda-mudaḿ dadhātu

May Nandisvara Hill, where the king of Vraja had his capitol of splendid palaces with spires and domes where a peacock could be seen happily dancing among the colourful victory flags, delight me. 

yac chṛńga-sańgata-sugandha-śilādhirūḍhaḥ
kṛṣṇaḥ satṛṣṇa-nayanaḥ parito vrajābjam
ālokyate dvi-ṣaḍ-udāra-dālāṭavīs tā
nandīśvaraḥ sa mada-manda-mudaḿ dadhātu

Krsna sometimes climbs its aromatic summit and sits on a rock, gazing out with thirsty eyes at the twelve forests that are the great petals of the Vrajabhumi lotus spread beneath Him. May Nandisvara Hill delight me.

jigye yadīya-taṭa-rāji-saroja-rāji-
saurabhya-mañjula-saro-jala-śīkareṇa
trailokya-varti-vara-tīrtha-yaśo rasaughair
nandīśvaraḥ sa mada-manda-mudaḿ dadhātu

May Nandisvara Hill, which by sprinkling the nectar waters of it's lakes fragrant with lotus flowers defeats the glory of the most exalted holy places in the three worlds, delight me. 

yat-tīra-sańgi-pavanair abhimṛśyamānāḥ
syuḥ pāvanā api janāḥ sva-daśāḿ pareṣām
sā pāvanākhya-sarasī yadu-patya-kāyāḿ
nandīśvaraḥ sa mada-manda-mudaḿ dadhātu

May Nandisvarah Hill, which has at its base a lake named Pavana that purifies and liberates all its touches with the purifying breeze from its shore, delight me.

kṛṣṇākhyam asti mahad-ujjvala-nīla-ratnaḿ
sūte tad eva vasu tat svabhuvaiva dṛṣṭam
tal labhyate sukṛtinaiva yadīya-sānau
nandīśvaraḥ sa mada-manda-mudaḿ dadhātu

May Nandisvara Hill, which has at its peak a great and splendid sapphire treasure named Krsna, which was seen by the demigod Brahma, and which may be gotten by the most pious person, delight me. 

durvāsanā-śata-vṛto'pi bhavat-prayatnaḥ
padyāṣṭakaḿ paṭhati yaḥ śikharīśa tubhyam
kṛṣṇāńghri-padya-rasa eva sadā sa-tṛṣṇam
etaḿ janaḿ kuru guru-praṇayaḿ dadhānam

O Nandisvara Hill, O king of mountains, please be kind to they who try to glorify you by reading these prayers. Even if such readers are infested with hundreds of sinful desires, please transform them into great devotees, full of devotion for their spiritual master, and thirsty for the nectar of Krsna's lotus feet.


Nandisvarashtakam