Bhajans

નાદબ્રહ્મ પદ - ૬૦૨, રાગ - હિંડોળાનો કાલેરો
Nādbrahma pada 602, rāga - hindolā-no kālero

Tarsadi Bhajan Mandal (Recorded in 1982 in Mumbai)

Tarsadi Bhajan Mandal - 602 Hindolo Navrangyo Re Sajan

હિંડોળો નવરંગ્યો રે સજની, ત્યાં ઝુલે શ્રી વલ્લભરાય;
ચાલો સાહેલી જોવાને જઇએ, આ સુશ શોભા કહી ન જાય ... ટેક
hiňdolo nav-raňgyo re sajani, tyāň jhule shri val-labh-rāy
chālo sāheli jovā-ne ja-ii-e, ā sush shobhā kahi na jāy ...  repeat

નવરંગ કનક સ્તંભ દોઉ સુંદર, નવરંગ દાંડી ચાર સોહાય;
નવરંગ ચોકી તકિયા ગાદી, નવરંગ મોતીની ઝુમ બનાય ... ૧
nav-raňg kanak sthambh do-u suňdar, nav-raňg dāňdi chār sohāy
nav-raňg choki takiyā gādi, nav-raňg moti-ni jhum banāy ... 1

નવલ લાલ નવરંગી રાધા, નવરંગ જુવતી ઢોળે રે વાય;
નવરંગ મોર કલા કરી નાચે, નવરંગ જમુના લ્હેરે રે જાય ... ૨
naval lāl nav-raňgi rādhā, nav-raňg juvati Dhole re vāy
nav-raňg mor kalā kari nāche, nav-raňg jamunā lahere re jāy ... 2

નવરંગ પુષ્પવૃષ્ટિ વ્રજ ઉપર, ઇન્દ્રાદિક ત્યાં દુદુંભિ વાય;
નવરંગ ભક્ત તણા મન મોહે, માધવદાસ ઉમંગી જશ ગાય ... ૩
nav-raňg pushpa-vrushti vraj upar, indrā-dik tyaň du-dumbhi vāy
nav-raňg bhakta tanā man mohe, mādhav-dās umaňgi jash gāy ... 3

English Translation:
[Just the mention of Radha and Krishna, evokes in our minds image of Ras Leela. A disciple is elated to learn of her beloved Shri Vallabhrai i.e. Shri Krishna is swaying on an appealingly ornamented swing. She beckons her friends to go and see her cherished Lord's breathtaking magnificence, to describe with even the words would fall short.

Believed to be an incarnation of Vishnu, God of Universal Creation, demonstrated the depth of Divine Love to the world. He was born to preserve the dharma of eternal love, and spread the fragrance of unconditional love. As we study the life of Shri Krishna, we learn that Krishna emphasizes on romanticism. Several of the poetic narratives of the romancing of Radha and Krishna are a plenty. Innumerable poets have given wings to their fantasy.

For lovers, romantic expressions are colorful depiction of inner feelings. For many color of romance is pink, whereas Saffron is a color of divine love for God. The following verse is a form of romantic dance known as Ras Leela depicting romantic fervor.]

0. A lover says, Shri Vallabhrai swaying on a newly colored swing, let us go and see the Lord swinging blissfully on a hammock. Let all friends come, so we all can go to see the splendorous scenario, which cannot be described in words.

1. Deeply in love with her Love God, alias Shri Vallabhrai, the spiritually enlightened disciple visualizes the swing made up of four vividly colored bars suspended on two golden pillars. But that is no ordinary swing that we find everywhere. It is a divine swing. Its two pillars are conscience and intellect - worth their value in gold. Moreover, as such a divine swing is assembled with fondness, affection, trust and devotion; its magnificence turns out to be beyond the scope of words. It is said:

ગૌધન ગજધન ઔર વાજીધન, ઔર રતનધન ખાન;
પર જબ આવૈ સંતોષ ધન, સબ ધન ધૂર સમાન...

[One may have a plenty of cows, elephants and horses as part of one's wealth. But all sorts of wealth until one have satisfaction of whatever is achieved.]

A mattress spread and a bolster placed on the swing symbolizes comfort of Awareness and Contentment, which are the true essence of spiritual enlightenment. A colorful string of pearls of virtuous deeds (Karma) add to the majesty of the divine swing.

2. Radha embodies the totality of love for Shri Krishna. Known as the personification of Bhakti, or spiritually Radha looks graceful dressed in saffron or red colored attire. Lively youthful lassie sways a hand held fan. Dancing peacock spreading their feathers makes up the sight adorable with sedately flowing waters of the river Jamuna.

3. Several deities led by Indra - the Rain God shower petals of flowers from the heavens as the skies seem to reverberate with the heavenly sounds of drums. When a disciple crosses the boundaries of duality, there is nothing but unity, bliss and divine love and his heart beats symbolically as the rhythmic beats of drums. The devout poet Madhavdas sings thus, in the praise of the Supreme Divinity, for his graciousness!