Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Rukmini's Love Letter to Krishna and Translation

The message of Rugmani to Sri kirshna on the eve of her proposed marriage to
Srimad Bagavatham Dasamskandam fity second chapter slokas 37 to 43

Copyright and Couortesy of Translation : K V Ananthanarayanan

śrutvā guṇān bhuvanasundara śṛṇvatāṁ te
nirviśya karṇavivarairharato'ṅgatāpaṁ
rūpaṁ dṛśaṁ dṛśimatāṁ akhilārthalābhaṁ
tvayyacyutāviśati cittamapatrapam

kā tvā mukunda mahatī kulaśīlarūpa
dhīrā patiṁ kulavatī na vṛṇīta kanyā
kāle nṛsiṁha naralokamano'bhirāmaṁ

tanme bhavān khalu vṛtaḥ patiraṅga jāyā-
mātmārpitaśca bhavato'tra vibho vidhehi
mā vīrabhāgamabhimarśatu caidya ārat-
gomāyuvad mṛgapaterbalimaṁbujākṣa

gurvarccanādibhiralaṁ bhagavān pareśaḥ
ārādhito yadi gadāgraja etya pāṇiṁ
gṛhṇṇātu me na damaghoṣasutādayoannye

śvobhāvini tvamajitodvahane vidarbhān
guptaḥ sametya pṛtanapatibhiḥ parītaḥ
nirmmathya caidyamagadhendrabalaṁ prasahya
māṁ rākṣasena vidhinodvaha vīryaśulkāṁ

antaḥpurāntaracarīmanihatya bandhuṁ
stvāmudvahe kathamiti pravadāmyupāyaṁ
pūrvedyurasti mahatī kuladeviyātrā
yasyāṁ bahirnnavāvadhūrggirijāmupeyāt

yasyāṅghripaṅkajarajasnapanaṁ mahānto
yarhyambujākṣa na labheya bhavatprādaṁ
jahyāmasūn vrata ṛśān satajanmabh syāt||


Krishna, you are the most attractive person in the whole universe, and having listened to your glories  which enter ones through the ears and destroys all woes of the body and mind, and  Oh Achyutha, my shameless mind dwells incapable of being wrenched away upon your beautiful  form which is the ultimate thing for anyone to set his eyes upon and bestows on all eternal fortune.
Oh Mukunda, which girl , who has some strength of mind, who is born of high family , and in at least some way comparable to you in upbringing, character beauty, education ,age, wealth and status would not simply woo you by mind, you who looks like a lion in human form (you were once Narasaimha) and who are simply enchanting to the minds of all the living beings in this world.
Therefore, you  please accept  me who has by my own will accepted you as my husband in mind and has simply placed my body and soul at your lotus feet, as you are the granter of all boons.  Now I belong to you.  Don’t permit the king of chedi  the Sisupala to take possession of me.  It will be like a wily jackal stealing away the royal food earmarked for the consumption of the Lion.
If it a fact that you the Lord of the Universe have been worshiped by me with full devotion through good deeds like digging of ponds and lakes, offering to fire, through gifts to deserving people, through pilgrimages,  through offerings to Brahmins on auspicious occasions, through worship of Brahmins, gods and preceptors, then you must immediately reach here and accept me through accepting my hands. My hands should not be dirtied by  an evil fellow like sisupala.
You Krishna the unconquerable  you please come over to vidharabha tomorrow itself without noticed by anyone. You must annihilate or defeat the Sisupala and his retinue with your own valour and marry me through the rakshasa  method  as a prized for your valour.
,If you are wondering how you can enter the palace at vidarbha and accept me without causing damage to the live of my  relatives, I shall inform you the right way.  On the eve of the marriage day there is a big procession to the durga temple . Accompanying that procession the  bride will be going to the  Parvati temple for worship.
My Krishna, gods like the husband of Uma are eagerly awaiting to bathe themselves in dust of your feet so that their own weaknesses will be remove.  If it is my fate that  I am not fortunate to get the protection from such great Krishna,  I will kill myself through severely austerities in this life and will be born in hundreds of lives till I attain your company.

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