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Sri Banke Bihari ji ke sawaiya, 22 of 144

२२.
दीन दयाल सुने जब ते, तब ते मन में कछु ऐसी बसी है ।
तेरो कहाय के जाऊँ कहाँ, तुम्हरे हित की कटि फेंट कसी है ॥
तेरो ही आसरो एक ‘मलूक’, नहीं प्रभु सो कोऊ दूजो जसी है ।
ए हो मुरारी पुकारि कहूँ, अब मेरी हँसी नहिं तेरी हँसी है ॥

In this sawaiya verse, Malook says to Krishna:

Ever since I’ve heard of your merciful nature, I have surrendered myself to you. Now that I am yours, I am not going to anyone else for help. My surrender to you is total. I depend on you. There is none other as famous as you. Murari, if you don’t answer my prayer, I am not at a loss, it is your fame that you are jeopardising :-)

Sri Banke Bihari ji ke sawaiya 21 of 144

२१.
सावन तीज सुहावन कों सखि, सोहैं दुकूल सवै सुख साधा ।
देखे बनैं कहते न बनैं, उमगै उर में अनुराग अबाधा ॥
प्रेम के हेम हिंडोरन में, सरसै बरसै रस रंग अगाधा ।
राधिका के हिय झूलत साँवरो, साँवरे के हिय झूलति राधा ॥

This sawaiya depicts the rainy season and month of savan. In India this season is celebrated by hanging swings from trees and swinging on them.

The poet says in this sawaiya verse:

This is the festival of Teej in saavan. All residents of Vrindavan are dressed to celebrate. I cannot express the beauty and joy that I find here. My heart is overwhelmed with bliss. On the golden swing of love, decorated in so many colours, Radha swings in the heart of Krishna and Krishna swings in Radha’s heart :-)

More sawaiya verses…

Sri Banke Bihari ji ke sawaiya, 19 of 144

१९.
मानस हों तो वही ‘रसखान’, मिलूँ पुनि गोकुल गाँव के ग्वा���न ।
जो पसु होऊँ कहा वस मेरो, चरूँ पुनि नन्द के धेनु मझारन ॥
पाहन हों तो वही गिरि को, जो कियो जिमि छत्र पुरंदर कारन ।
जो खग हो‍ऊँ वसेरो करूँ, नित कालन्दी कूल कदम्ब की डारन ॥

Poet Raskhan says in this sawaiya:

In my next birth, if I am born as a human being, I wish to be born in Gokul as a cowherd boy (so that I get Krishna’s company). If I am born as an animal, I wish I could be a cow in the herd of Nand baba (Krishna’s father) and graze with them. If I am turned into a stone, I wish to be a part of Govardhan hill which was used as shield against raingod Indra’s wrath. If I am a bird I wish to nest in a Kadamb tree on the banks of River Yamuna.

Raskhan’s wish is to be in the company of Krishna or anything that reminds of Him.

More sawaiya verses…

Krishna bhajan, Mukut varo kunjan me sataki gayo re

मुकुट वारो कुन्जन में सटकि गयो रे

जनम को रारी, है नाम बनवारी

हमारो जिया वही में अटकि गयो रे

कदम की छैया चरावे नित गैया

हमारो जिया वही में अटकि गयो रे

मुकुट वारो कुन्जन में सटकि गयो रे

हमारी गली आयो, तनिक मुस्कायो

हमारो जिया वही में अटकि गयो रे

मुकुट वारो कुन्जन में सटकि गयो रे

ब्रज की डगर पे बजावे जो बांसुरिया

हमारो जिया वही में अटकि गयो रे

मुकुट वारो कुन्जन में सटकि गयो रे

Meaning of Krishna bhajan

Krishna, who wears a crown has given me the slip in the bowers of Vrindavan. His name is Banwari, and this is how he has been playing I spy with me for many lifetimes. He is such a fighter-cock. I have lost my heart to him.

He takes cows for grazing and waits for them under the Kadamb tree. I have lost my heart to him. Krishna, who wears a crown has given me the slip in the bowers of Vrindavan.

He came to my street, and smiled. I have lost my heart to him. Krishna, who wears a crown has given me the slip in the bowers of Vrindavan.

He plays his flute and attracts me to Vrindavan. I have lost my heart to him. Krishna, who wears a crown has given me the slip in the bowers of Vrindavan.

More:

Banke Bihari arti and verses

Stories from Banke Bihari temple

Banke Bihari temple and bazaar, Photo journal

Banke bihari ji ke sawaiya/dohe

Holi rasiya from Vrindavan, bahut dinan se roothe shyam ko holi me

Holi song from Vrindavan, Sri Banke Bihari, bahut dinan se mai roothe shyam ko holi me mana laungi

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More Holi songs

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