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By Srila Raghunatha dasa Gosvami

(1)
vrsabha-danuja-nasan narma-dharmokti-rangair
nikhila-nija-sakhibhir yat sva-hastena purnam
prakatitam api vrndaranya-rajsa pramodais
tad ati-surabhi radha-kundam evasrayo me

"After the killing of Aristasura, Srimati Radhika and Her sakhis exchanged many joking words with Sri Krishna concerning the necessary atonement for one who has committed the offence of killing a bull. As a result, the Queen of Vrindavana, Srimati Radhika, and Her sakhis joyfully excavated and filled Sri Radha Kunda with their own hands. May that immensely fragrant Radha Kunda be my shelter."

(2)
vraja-bhuvi mura-satroh preyasinam nikamair
asulabham api turnam prema-kalpa-drumam tam
janayati hrdi bhumau snatur uccair priyam yat
tad ati-surabhi radha-kundam evasrayo me

"In the land of the hearts of those who bathe in Radha Kunda, a desire tree of the superlative prema, which is not attainable even for Krishna’s principal queens in Dvaraka, will arise. May that supremely charming Radha Kunda be my shelter."

(3)
agha-ripur api yatnad atra devyah prasada-
prasara-krta-kataksa-prapti-kamah prakamam
anusarati yad ucaaih snana-sevanubandhais
tad ati-surabhi radha-kundam evasrayo me

"For the pleasure of Srimati Radhika, even Sri Krishna Himself, yearning to attain Her merciful sidelong glance, regularly bathes in Radha Kunda, carefully observing all the appropriate rituals. May that supremely enchanting Radha Kunda be my shelter."

(4)
vraja-bhuvana-sudhamsoh prema-bhumir nikamam
vraja-madhura-kisori-mauli-ratna-priyeva
paricitam api namna ya ca tenaiva tasyas
tad ati-surabhi radha-kundam evasrayo me

"May that supremely enchanting Radha Kunda, which the moon of Vraja, Sri Krishna, loves as much as He loves the crown jewel amongst the sweet girls of Vraja, Srimati Radhika, and which He has made known by the name of Radhika Herself, be my shelter."

(5)
api jana iha kascid yasya seva-prasadaih
pranaya-sura-lata syat tasya gosthendra-sunoh
sapadi kila mad-isa-dasya-puspa-prasasya
tad ati-surabhi radha-kundam evasrayo me

"The mercy obtained by serving Radha Kunda makes the desire creeper of prema for the Prince of Vraja sprout and is celebrated for bearing the flower of service to my Swamini Srimati Radhika. May that supremely charming Radha Kunda be my shelter."

(6)
tata-madhura-nikusjah klpta-namana uccair
nija-parijana-vargaih samvibhajyasritas taih
madhukara-ruta-ramya yasya rajanti kamyas
tad ati-surabhi radha-kundam evasrayo me

"Gloriously manifest on the banks of Radha Kunda are eight kunjas named after Radhika’s principal sakhis. Acting as stimuli for the amorous pastimes of the Divine Couple, these kunjas are filled with the sweet humming of bumblebees and are desired by everyone. May that supremely enchanting Radha Kunda be the shelter of my life."

(7)
tata-bhuvi vara-vedyam yasya narmati-hrdyam
madhura-madhura-vartam gostha-candrasya bhangya
prathayati mitha isa prana-sakhyalibhih sa
tad ati-surabhi radha-kundam evasrayo me

"Situated on an exquisite dais on the bank of Radha Kunda and accompanied by Her beloved sakhis, our Swamini Srimati Radhika charmingly engages in sweet, joking words with Sri Krishna, the moon of Vraja. These playful verbal exchanges are enhanced by the suggestion of so many inuendos. May that Radha Kunda be the shelter of my life."

(8)
anudinam ati-rangaih prema-mattali-sanghair
vara-sarasija-gandhair hari-vari-prapurne
viharata iha yasmin dam-pati tau pramattau
tad ati-surabhi radha-kundam evasrayo me

"May that very charming and especially fragrant Radha Kunda, where intoxicated with love the Divine Couple and the sakhis daily sport with great joy in the water so fragrant with exquisite lotus flowers, be the sole shelter of my life."

(9)
avikalam ati devyas caru kundastakam yah
paripathati tadiyollasi-dasyarpitatma
aciram iha sarire darsayaty eva tasmai
madhu-ripur ati-modaih slisyamanam priyam tam

"To that devotee who, in a resolute mood of aspiring to serve Srimati Radhika, reads this charming prayer describing Sri Radha Kunda, even in their present body Sri Krishna will quickly grant them darsana of not only His beloved Radhika, but also of Their many variegated amorous pastimes. Witnessing these pastimes and envisioning himself serving Yugala Kisora in various ways, such a devotee will feel immense jubilation."

All glories to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada by whose causeless mercy we have come to know the glories of Sri Radha-Kunda!

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