Friday, July 27, 2012

Love letter by Rukmini to Sri Krishna in Bhagavatham

Rukmini Sandesa
Rukmini Sandesa

Song Name: Srutva Gunan Bhuvana Sundara
Official Name: Canto 10 Chapter 52 Verses 37 to 43; Rukmini Sandesa
Book Name: Bhagavata Purana (Srimad Bhagavatam)
sri-rukminy uvaca
srutva gunan bhuvana-sundara srnvatam te
nirvisya karna-vivarair harato 'nga-tapam
rupam drsam drsimatam akhilartha-labham
tvayy acyutavisati cittam apatrapam me
ka tva mukunda mahati kula-sila-rupa-
vidya-vayo-dravina-dhamabhir atma-tulyam
dhira patim kulavati na vrnita kanya
kale nr-simha nara-loka-mano-'bhiramam
tan me bhavan khalu vrtah patir anga jayam
atmarpitas ca bhavato 'tra vibho vidhehi
ma vira-bhagam abhimarsatu caidya arad
gomayu-van mrga-pater balim ambujaksa
gurv-arcanadibhir alam bhagavan paresah
aradhito yadi gadagraja etya panim
grhnatu me na damaghosa-sutadayo 'nye
svo bhavini tvam ajitodvahane vidarbhan
guptah sametya prtana-patibhih paritah
nirmathya caidya-magadhendra-balam prasahya
mam raksasena vidhinodvaha virya-sulkam
antah-purantara-carim anihatya bandhun
tvam udvahe katham iti pravadamy upayam
purve-dyur asti mahati kula-deva-yatra
yasyam bahir nava-vadhur girijam upeyat
yasyanghri-pankaja-rajah-snapanam mahanto
vanchanty uma-patir ivatma-tamo-'pahatyai
yarhy ambujaksa na labheya bhavat-prasadam
jahyam asun vrata-krsan sata-janmabhih syat
(1) Sri Rukmini said: O beauty of the worlds, having heard of Your qualities, which enter the ears of those who hear and remove their bodily distress, and having also heard of Your beauty, which fulfills all the visual desires of those who see, I have fixed my shameless mind upon You, O Krsna. [37]
(2) O Mukunda, You are equal only to Yourself in lineage, character, beauty, knowledge, youthfulness, wealth and influence. O lion among men, You delight the minds of all mankind. What aristocratic, sober-minded and marriageable girl of a good family would not choose You as her husband when the proper time has come? [38]
(3) Therefore, my dear Lord, I have chosen You as my husband, and I surrender myself to You. Please come swiftly, O almighty one, and make me Your wife. My dear lotus-eyed Lord, letSisupala never touch the hero's portion like a jackal stealing the property of a lion. [39]
(4) If I have sufficiently worshiped the Supreme Personality of Godhead by pious works, sacrifices, charity, rituals and vows, and also by worshiping the demigods, brahmanas and gurus, then may Gadagraja come and take my hand, and not Damaghosa's son or anyone else. [40]
(5) O unconquerable one, tomorrow when my marriage ceremony is about to begin, You should arrive unseen in Vidarbha and surround Yourself with the leaders of Your army. Then crush the forces of Caidya and Magadhendra and marry me in the Raksasa style, winning me with Your valor. [41]
(6) Since I will be staying within the inner chambers of the palace, You may wonder, "How can I carry you away without killing some of your relatives?" But I shall tell You a way: On the day before the marriage there is a grand procession to honor the royal family's deity, and in this procession the new bride goes outside the city to visit Goddess Girija. [42]
(7) O lotus-eyed one, great souls like Lord Siva hanker to bathe in the dust of Your lotus feet and thereby destroy their ignorance. If I cannot obtain Your mercy, I shall simply give up my vital force, which will have become weak from the severe penances I will perform. Then, after hundreds of lifetimes of endeavor, I may obtain Your mercy. [43]