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Sri Gopal Bhatta says that both Chintâmani and Somagiri‘ describe Sri Krishna. ‘Chintâ‘ means meditation. Sri Krishna is ‘Chintâmani’ because He alone has manifested everything that is worth meditating upon including His ras-filled pastimes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sri Radha worships Shyamsundar's feet
Sri Radha worships Shyamsundar’s feet

Goswâmipâd has also translated ‘Jayashri‘ as ‘Sri Râdhâ’.  He says that, ‘Jayashri’ refers to the one who is brilliant in all the arts – dice-game, humour, water-sports and lovemaking. She always relishes the nectar of the tip of Sri Krishna’s toenail blissfully.  There is another reason for conferring the title ‘Jayashri’ on Sri Râdhâ – She is able to defeat Gouri, Arundhati and even the maidens of Vraja in beauty, fortune, chastity and wit.  Hence, She is called ‘Jayashri‘.  ‘Shri’ means, ‘Laxmi’.  This Laxmi is a part of Sri Râdhâ. Sri Krishna is Bhagavân Himself. Nârâyan is His ‘amsha1. Similarly, Sri Râdhâ is Sri Krishna’s original root potency and Laxmi Devi is Her amsha. Scriptures such as Srimad-Bhâgavatam refer to Sri Krishna as Nârâyan.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Explanation of ‘Jayashri’

Sri Krishna’s beauty has thrilled Lilâshuk’s heart.  Now he started thinking, “With what can I compare Sri Krishna’s beautiful features?”  After much thinking, he decided that there is nothing in the universe that can be compared to Sri Krishna’s beauty.  He thought that all beautiful objects in the world are reduced to nothing when compared to the beauty of even the tip of Sri Krishna’s toenail.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Sriman-Mahâprabhu has relished this verse in a most wonderful manner and has expressed His feelings to Sri Sanâtan Goswâmi –

“O Sanâtan! Hear the description of Sri Krishna’s sweet beauty. A single drop of that beauty submerges entire creation by attracting all living beings. Read the rest of this entry »

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Sri Vrindavan-vihari-lal

Sri Vrindavan-vihari-lal

After this, Sri Lilâshuk is saying – “All glory to my Ishtadev1, Vrajendranandan2 Sri Krishna Who is the Supreme Personality Himself and Who is adorned with peacock feathers.”  Here he uses the word ‘Jayati (glory be) in its present tense, thereby signifying that the pastimes of Sri Vrindâvan-Vihâri3 are eternal.  All scriptures state that the Vrindâvan-pastimes are eternal.  Srimad-Bhâgavatam, the chief Purân says – Read the rest of this entry »

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Nitaisundar - The Universal Guru

Nitaisundar - The Universal Guru

 

Verse 1

chintâmanir-jayati somagirir-gururme shikshâgurush

cha-bhagavâna shikhi-pinccha-moulih,

yat-pada-kalpataru-pallava-shekhareshu

lilâ-swayamvara-rasam labhate jayashrih. 1.

Translation

 

All glory to my Spiritual Master, Sri Somagiri, who is like a chintâmani (wish-fulfilling jewel). All glory to Vrajendranandan Sri Krishna Whose crown is adorned with peacock feathers, where Jayashri Râdhâ sports divinely at the tip of His toenail and attains the joy of finding Her life-partner, and Who is my Shikshâ-Guru! 1.

Srila Krishnadâs Kavirâj Goswâmipâd says in his Sâranga-Rangadâ purport that, Sri Lilâshuk was a supreme lover of God and thus all qualified. He had a strong desire to behold Vrindâvan. He was crazy with love Read the rest of this entry »