zrI dhAm braje zrI zrI kRSNera jhulanyAtrA Arambha
Jai Jai Sri Radhey!
Today Jhulan Yatra begins in Brindavan!
~Sri Sri Radha Damodar at Radha Kunda~
nava ghana kAnana zohana kuJja;
vikasita kusuma madhukara guJja
nava nava pallave zobhita DAla;
sAri zuka pika gAoye rasAla
tahi boli aparUpa ratana hindola;
tA’pora baiThalo yugala kizora
vraja ramaNI-gaNa deota jhakora;
gIrata jAni dhani korotahi kora
koto koto upajala rasa parasaGga;
govinda dAsa tahi dekhoto raGga
“In the new deep forest is a beautiful kunja where the flowers blossom and the bees buzz. On the fresh leaves of the beautiful branches the Sari parrots and the Suka parrots sing delicious songs. Here is a wonderful jewelled swing, on which the Jugala Kisora are seated. The Braja-gopis give a push, and Radha takes shelter of Krsna’s lap, afraid that She will fall. How many rasika talks are being held? Govinda dasa blissfully beholds it all.”