(Click to enlarge photo of Radha Damodara, 1974)
By Srila Narottama dasa Thakura
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rādhā-kṛṣṇa prāṇa mora jugala-kiśora
jīvane maraṇe gati āro nāhi mora
Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa! Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa, my living force! O youthful couple, in life or death I have nothing more than You.
kālindīra kūle keli-kadambera vana
ratana-bedīra upara bosābo du’jana
On the banks of the Yamunā, in a grove of flowering kadamba trees,
I will prepare a golden throne, and seat You there.
śyāma-gaurī-ańge dibo (cūwā) candanera gandha
cāmara ḍhulābo kabe heri mukha-candra
I will anoint Your dark and fair forms with sandalwood pulp scented with aguru. I will fan You with a peacock tail fan, and see Your two moonlike faces.
gāthiyā mālatīr mālā dibo dohāra gale
adhare tuliyā dibo karpūra-tāmbūle
I will string garlands of mālatī flowers and place them around Your Lordships' necks, and for Your lotus lips I will offer betel leaves scented with camphor.
lalitā viśākhā-ādi jata sakhī-bṛnda
ājñāya koribo sebā caraṇāravinda
By the side of Lalitā and Viśākhā, I will stand, ready to fulfill any order of service at Their Lotus feet.
śrī-kṛṣṇa-caitanya-prabhur dāser anudāsa
sevā abhilāṣa kore narottama-dāsa
Narottama dasa, the servant of the servant of the servant of Lord Caitanya says: "Allow me to engage in these pastimes of devotional service."