Sl. No.32; Bhaavaye srigopaalam; Punnaga varaali;
Roopaka; Keerthanam; Saanskrit.
Meditate upon SRI GOPALA, who is worshipped by SIVA
and is the repository of all great virtues.
His lotus feet are worshipped by INDRA and others. He is to the formidable
demons, what fire is to a dense forest.
He is the beacon light of the YADHU clan. VASUDEVA brought Him to YASODA.
He protected good people by killing PUTANA. He was named KRISHNA by
the sage GARGA. He amused himself by snitching butter from the houses
of cowherd damsels. By opening his mouth wide, the Lord gave the vision
of the universe to His mother. He is SRI KRISHNA, who with great compassion
redeemed the two sons of KUBERA from their curse. Adorning peacock feather;
in the company of the cowherds, He enjoyed the pristine waters of river
He destroyed the demons who came in the guise of bulls to trouble the
cowherds. His soft feet danced on the hood of the serpent KALIYA. He
playfully stole the garments of the cowherd damsels on the banks of
river KALINDI. He held aloft the GOVARDDHANA mountain with his dainty
hand. He danced in the company of cowherd damsels the RASA dance. He
is SRIKRISHNA who amuses in the lotus like hearts of the realized souls.
He is the paragon of virtues. He destroyed a host of demons like VRSHA
He vanquished the demon KESI. He was brought to the presence of KAMSA
by AKRURA. In the crowded city of MATHURA. He transformed the hunchback
SAIRANDHRI into a lovely maiden just by his touch. He killed KAMSA in
the presence of the people of the city. He learned all SASTRA-s from
the sage SANDIPANI. He helped UDDHAVA to overcome his ego. He contrived
the death of JARASANDHA.
He entered the newly built DVARAKA. He is the lord of RUKMINI and eight
other maidens. He removed the misery of the cowherd damsels pining for
him. He expounded the supreme knowledge to ARJUNA. He bestowed abundant
prosperity to the poor KUCELA. He fulfilled the promise to the brahmin
by bringing to life his dead. He is SRI KRISHNA the younger brother of
BALADEVA and His tresses are very dark. He, the lord of the world, PADMANABHA,
resembles the rain bearing clouds. He is the lord of goddess LAKSHMI!
(Translation by Dr. T.K Govinda Rao)