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Resuming posts on Sanskrit learning. We have covered enough basic lessons. I wish, learners now carve their own path ahead.

I will share something unique that I encounter in Sanskrit everyday here. Some special chapters.

For example, for next few days, we will engross in Shri Krishna bhakti!

॥ श्रीनन्दकुमाराष्टकम् ॥

सुन्दरगोपालम् उरवनमालं नयनविशालं दुःखहरम् ।
वृन्दावनचन्द्रमानन्दकन्दं परमानन्दं धरणिधरम् ॥

वल्लभघनश्यामं पूर्णकामम् अत्यभिरामं प्रीतिकरम् ।
भज नन्दकुमारं सर्वसुखसारं तत्त्वविचारं ब्रह्मपरम् ॥ १॥

सुन्दरवारिजवदनं निर्जितमदनम् आनन्दसदनं मुकुटधरम् ।
गुञ्जाकृतिहारं विपिनविहारं परमोदारं चीरहरम् ॥

वल्लभपटपीतं कृतउपवीतं करनवनीतं विबुधवरम् ॥ २॥

शोभितमुखधुलं यमुनाकूलं निपटअतूलं सुखदतरम् ।
मुखमण्डितरेणुं चारितधेनुं वादितवेणुं मधुरसुरम् ।
वल्लभमतिविमलं शुभपदकमलं नखरुचि अमलं तिमिरहरम् ॥ ३॥

शिरमुकुटसुदेशं कुञ्चितकेशं नटवरवेशं कामवरम् ।
मायाकृतमनुजं हलधरअनुजं प्रतिहतदनुजं भारहरम् ।
वल्लभव्रजपालं सुभगसुचालं हितमनुकालं भाववरम् ॥ ४॥

इन्दीवरभासं प्रकटसुरासं कुसुमविकासं वंशिधरम् ।
हृत्मन्मथमानं रूपनिधानं कृतकलगानं चित्तहरम् ।
वल्लभमृदुहासं कुञ्जनिवासं विविधविलासं केलिकरम् ॥ ५॥

अतिपरमप्रवीणं पालितदीनं भक्ताधीनं कर्मकरम् ।
मोहनमतिधीरं फणिबलवीरं हतपरवीरं तरलतरम् ।
वल्लभव्रजरमणं वारिजवदनं हलधरशमनं शैलधरम् ॥ ६॥

जलधरद्युतिअङ्गं ललितत्रिभङ्गं बहुकृतरङ्गं रसिकवरम् ।
गोकुलपरिवारं मदनाकारं कुञ्जविहारं गूढतरम् ।
वल्लभव्रजचन्द्रं सुभगसुछन्दं कृतआनन्दं भ्रान्तिहरम् ॥ ७॥

वन्दितयुगचरणं पावनकरणं जगदुद्धरणं विमलधरम् ।
कालियशिरगमनं कृतफणिनमनं घातितयमनं मृदुलतरम् ।
वल्लभदुःखहरणं निर्मलचरणम् अशरणशरणं मुक्तिकरम् ॥ ८॥

॥ इति श्रीमहाप्रभुवल्लभाचार्यविरचितं
श्रीनन्दकुअमराष्टकं सम्पूर्णम्॥

श्रीनन्दकुमाराष्टकम् 
Nandakumarshtakam

सुन्दरगोपालम् उरवनमालं नयनविशालं दुःखहरम् ।
वृन्दावनचन्द्रमानन्दकन्दं परमानन्दं धरणिधरम् ॥
वल्लभघनश्यामं पूर्णकामम् अत्यभिरामं प्रीतिकरम् ।
भज नन्दकुमारं सर्वसुखसारं तत्त्वविचारं ब्रह्मपरम् ॥ १॥

Sing about that son of Nanda, who is essence of all pleasures, Who is the inner meaning of religion and bridge to Brahman, Who is the pretty cowherd, who wears garland of forest flowers, Who has very broad eyes, who is killer of all sorrow, Who is the moon of Brindavana, who is essence of happiness, Who is the ultimate of happiness, who is the supporter of the world, Who is black, who is loved by all, who is the complete pleasure, Who is pretty every moment and who pleases every one.

सुन्दरवारिजवदनं निर्जितमदनम् आनन्दसदनं मुकुटधरम् ।
गुञ्जाकृतिहारं विपिनविहारं परमोदारं चीरहरम् ॥
वल्लभपटपीतं कृतउपवीतं करनवनीतं विबुधवरम् ॥ २॥

Sing about that son of Nanda, who is essence of all pleasures, Who is the inner meaning of religion and bridge to Brahman, Who has pretty lotus like face, who defeats god of love in beauty, Who is store house of happiness, who wears the crown, Who wears garland made of gunja, who roams about in the garden, Who is greatly benevolent, who steals the dresses of gopis, Who likes the silk cloths, who wears the holy thread, Who has butter in his hand and the lord who gives boons.

शोभितमुखधुलं यमुनाकूलं निपटअतूलं सुखदतरम् ।
मुखमण्डितरेणुं चारितधेनुं वादितवेणुं मधुरसुरम् ।
वल्लभमतिविमलं शुभपदकमलं नखरुचि अमलं तिमिरहरम् ॥ ३॥

Sing about that son of Nanda, who is essence of all pleasures, Who is the inner meaning of religion and bridge to Brahman, Who shines with dust of Yamuna on his face, whose voice is incomparable, Who blesses people with pleasure, whose face is coated with pollen grains,Who looks after cows, who plays flute with sweetest notes, who is very pure, Who has feet as pretty as a lotus, who has shining nail and who removes darkness.

शिरमुकुटसुदेशं कुञ्चितकेशं नटवरवेशं कामवरम् ।
मायाकृतमनुजं हलधरअनुजं प्रतिहतदनुजं भारहरम् ।
वल्लभव्रजपालं सुभगसुचालं हितमनुकालं भाववरम् ॥ ४॥

Sing about that son of Nanda, who is essence of all pleasures, Who is the inner meaning of religion and bridge to Brahman, Who has crown on his pretty head, who has curly hair, Who is dressed up like an actor, who is more pretty than god of love, Who by illusion looks human, who is the brother of Balarama, Who lightens earth by killing asuras, who takes care of the people of vruja, Who is a dear, who walks prettily, Who wants good always and who is good.

इन्दीवरभासं प्रकटसुरासं कुसुमविकासं वंशिधरम् ।
हृत्मन्मथमानं रूपनिधानं कृतकलगानं चित्तहरम् ।
वल्लभमृदुहासं कुञ्जनिवासं विविधविलासं केलिकरम् ॥ ५॥

Sing about that son of Nanda, who is essence of all pleasures, Who is the inner meaning of religion and bridge to Brahman, Who has shine like blue lotus flower, who by nature is divine, Who looks like a opened lotus flower, who holds a flute, Who destroys the pride of god of love, who has a pleasant calm look, Who steals the mind by playing soulful music, Who is witty but soft and who lives on Kuncha vine and plays various roles.

अतिपरमप्रवीणं पालितदीनं भक्ताधीनं कर्मकरम् ।
मोहनमतिधीरं फणिबलवीरं हतपरवीरं तरलतरम् ।
वल्लभव्रजरमणं वारिजवदनं हलधरशमनं शैलधरम् ॥ ६॥

Sing about that son of Nanda, who is essence of all pleasures, Who is the inner meaning of religion and bridge to Brahman, Who is a great expert who takes care of oppressed people, Who obeys his devotees, who is engaged in doing his duty, Who is pretty and very brave, who is very heroic Adisesha, Who kills all his enemies, who is extremely fickle,Who entertains the Vraja, Who has a face like a lotus flower, Who pacifies Bala Rama and who carried a mountain.

जलधरद्युतिअङ्गं ललितत्रिभङ्गं बहुकृतरङ्गं रसिकवरम् ।
गोकुलपरिवारं मदनाकारं कुञ्जविहारं गूढतरम् ।
वल्लभव्रजचन्द्रं सुभगसुछन्दं कृतआनन्दं भ्रान्तिहरम् ॥ ७॥

Sing about that son of Nanda, who is essence of all pleasures, Who is the inner meaning of religion and bridge to Brahman, Whose limbs shine like a rich cloud, Who can be easily defeated by love, Who lives in different places, who is a great connoisseur, Whose family is in Gokula, Who looks like the god of love, Who lives in kuncha, who is great in hiding himself, Who is the moon of the vruja, who is like the pretty verse, Who makes everyone happy and who drives away illusion.

वन्दितयुगचरणं पावनकरणं जगदुद्धरणं विमलधरम् ।
कालियशिरगमनं कृतफणिनमनं घातितयमनं मृदुलतरम् ।
वल्लभदुःखहरणं निर्मलचरणम् अशरणशरणं मुक्तिकरम् ॥ ८॥

Sing about that son of Nanda, who is essence of all pleasures, Who is the inner meaning of religion and bridge to Brahman, Whose feet are fit to be saluted, who makes everything holy, Who takes care of the world, who is carried in mind by pure people, Who climbed up on the head of Kaliya, who is saluted by Adhi Sesha, Who killed Kala yavana, who is extremely soft by nature, Who steals away our sorrow, who has a very pure feet, Who is the solace for the oppressed and who leads us to salvation.

॥ इति श्रीमहाप्रभुवल्लभाचार्यविरचितं श्रीनन्दकुअमराष्टकं सम्पूर्णम्।

Thus ends the octet on the son of Nanda, Composed by Sri Vallabacharya.

–       Translation by P. R. Ramachander

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