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Thursday, November 16, 2006
...શ્રી યમુના મહારાણી નુ ચિત્ર સામે પધરાવી ધુપ દીપ,સેવા-પુજા,(નૈવેધ) ભોગ ધરી યમુનાષ્ટક ના દરેક શ્ર્લોક ના આરંભ મા અને અંત મા આ પંક્તિ નો સંપુટ આપી ને પાઠ કરવો...-" ક્રૂપા જલધિ સંશ્રિતે મમ મનઃ સુખં ભાવય "
..* Shree Yamunashtak *..
Namami Yamunamaham sakal-siddhi-hetum-mudaMurari-pad-pankaj-sfurad-amand-renutkatam I..Tatastha-nav-kanan-prakat-mod-pushpambuna , Sur-asur-supujit smarpitu shriyam bibhratim II1II .
.....I (Shri Vallabh)bow joyfully to Shri Yamunaji,the giver of divine super natural powers for experiencing the bhagvadleela. Shri Yamunaji is loaded with the glistening sands emanating from the lotus feet of Murari Shri Krishna. The water of Shri Yamuna is scented with the perfumes of blossomed flowers from the forests located on the banks of Shri Yamuna,such Shri Yamuna is worshipped by gods and demons equally. II1II
* Shloka 2* .
Kalindagirimastake patadamanda poorojvalaaVilasagamanollasat Prakataganda shailonnata ISaghoshagati danturaa samadhiroodha dolottammaMukundarativardhini jayati padmabandhosuta II2II .
......"Falling forcefully on Mount Kalinda Shri Yamunaji appers to be crystal white and looks beautiful with her luxurious flow through cheek like rocks of mountain. Shri Yamunaji follows a zig-zag path noisily and while she flows up and down she looks as if sitting on a beautiful swing. Shri Yamunaji is superior as she enhances our love towards lotus-feet of Lord Mukund. II2II .
* Shloka 3* .
Bhuvam bhuvanapaavaneem adhigatamanekasvanai Priyabhirivasevitaam Shuka-Mayur-Hansadibhee ITarangabhujakankana prakatamuktikavalukaNitambatatasundareem namata Krishnaturya-priyaam II3II .
.....Bow down to Shri Yamunaji the fourth beloved of Lord Shri Krishna,who has come down to earth to sanctify it and on earth she is served by parrots,peacocks,swans etc. with melodious noises as if served by loving friends. Shri Yamunaji wears bangles in the form of waves and sand on them looks like pearls. Shri Yamunaji looks beautiful with hips in the form of her two banks. II3II .
* Shloka 4* .
Anant-gun-bhushite Shiv-viranchi-devstuteGhanaghannibhe sada Dhruv-ParasharabhistadeVishuddha-Mathura-tate sakal-gop-gopivriteKripajaladhi-sanshrite mam manah sukham bhavay II4II .
......Shri Yamunaji is adorned with countless virtues and is worshipped by Shiv,Brahma and other gods. She has a lustre of rain filled clouds and fulfilles the desires of sages like Dhruv and Parasher. Pious city Mathura is situated on her banks and she is surrounded by gop and gopees whose only refuge is kripasagar Shri Krishna.O Shri Yamuna! please bless me with the happiness of mind II4II .
* Shloka 5 * .
Yaya charan-padmaja Mur-ripoh priyam-bhavukaSamagamanato-bhavat sakal-siddhida sevtam ITaya sadrashtamiyat Kamalja-sapatniv yatHari-priya-kalindaya mansi me sada sthiytam II5II .
......Shri Gangaji who has emerged from the lotus feet of God could become beloved of Krishna and fulfilled every wish of her followers only after her merger with Shri Yamunaji. Shri Yamunaji can be compared with lotus born Shri Laxmiji only, who is also Shri Krishna's beloved. Shri Yamunaji who destroys all the ills of Shri Krishna's devotees may live in my (Shri Vallabh's)heart forever. II5II .
* Shloka 6* .
Namostu Yamune sada tav charitrmatyadbhutamNa jatu yama-yatana bhavati te payah-panatah IYamopi bhagini-sutan kathamu hanti dushtanapiPriyo bhavati sevanat tav harer-yatha gopikah II6II .
.....O Shri Yamuna! Your character is wonderful!! A person who partakes your water has no fear of pain inflicted by Yama-the god of death-as how could he hurt his sister’s sons(devotees)however wicked they may be because they become beloved of Shri Krishna like Gopikas by serving you! O Shri Yamuna! Let us pay obeisance to you incessantly.II6II .
* Shloka 7 * .
Mamastu tav sannidhau tanu-navatvam-etavataNa durlabhtama ratih Mur-ripau Mukund-priye IAtostu tav lalana surdhuni param sangamatTavaiv bhuvi kirtita na tu kadapi pushti-sthitaih II7II .
.....O beloved of Mukund Shri Yamuna! By your nearness let my body become new(worthy) so to gain the love of Shri Krishna-the enemy of demon Mura- is not difficult. So let us shower you with love(by prayers) as Ganga became famous only after merging with you and was not worshipped by Pushti-Jivas before that.II7II .
* Shloka 8* .
Stutim tav karoti kah Kamalaja-sapatni priyeHarer-yadanu sevaya bhavati saukhya-mamokshatah IIyam tav kathadhika sakalgopika-sangam-smar-shram-jalanubhi sakal-gatrajaih sangamah II8II .
....oh! Shri Yamunaji! the co-wife of Laxmiji! The beloved of Krishna!! no one is competent enough to praise you. By worshipping Laxmi with Shri Hari one gets the bliss of salvation only while you give much more- as your water is mixed with sweat generated by the bodies of Shri Krishna and Gopikas while having exotic sports and by worshipping you the devotee gets the bliss of this too.II8II .
* Shloka 9* .
Tavashtakamidam muda pathati soor-sute sadaSamast-durita-kshyo bhavati vai Mukunde ratih ITaya sakal-siddhayo Mur-ripushcha santushyatiSvabhav-vijayo bhavet vadati Vallabh Shri-Hareh II9II .
.....O Shri Yamuna! Daughter of Sun!! A person who always recites these eight stanzas with joy gets freedom from all of his sins and he surely gets affection of Lord Shri Krishna by which he attains all the super natural powers. Shri Krishna-the enemy of demon Mura-becomes satisfied and devotee conquers his nature so says Shri Vallabh.II9II