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Girija Devi sings - Ek din murali shyam bajai

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This song by Girija Devi, to the accompaniment of Ronu Majumdar's flute is a musical interpretation of Krishna's pastimes in Vraj. The Venu geet, sung by Gopis in Srimad Bhagwat describes the response to Krishna's flute, from those who happen to hear it.
Lyrics
Ek din murali shyam bajai...
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Meera bhajan by MS Subbulakshmi - lyrics and video

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More to girdhar gopal, doosro na koi
Jaake sir mor mukut, mero pati soi, prabhu
Shankh chakra gada padma kanth-maal hoi

More to girdhar gopal, doosro na koi
Taat maat bandhu bhraat aapna na koi
Shaan gayi kul ki kaani, kya karega koi
Asuan jal seench seench prem bel boi, prabhu
daasi Meera prabhu lagan lagi,honi ho so hoi
More to girdhar gopal, doosro na koi

Mewar na Srinath ji - video


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Gujarati Lyrics

Ame bhareli najru rakho mewar na srinathji
Darshan aapo, dukhara kato, mewar na srinathji

Charan kamal ma sheesh namaami, vandan karu srinathi
Daya kari ne bhakti dejo, mewar na srinathji

Hu dukhiyaro taare dwaare aavi ubho srinathji
Ashish dejo, ur ma lejo mewar na srinathji

Taare bharose jeevan naiya haanki rahya srinathji
Bane sukaane paar utaaro mewar na srinathji

Bhakto tamaara kare vinanti, saambarjo srinathji
Muj aanganiye vaas tamaaro mewar na srinathji

English Translation

Keep your sight on me, Srinathji who is stationed at Nathdwara temple in Mewar. Please show yourself to me. Free me from a unhappy state of mind.

Bowing at your feet which are the colour of pink lotus blooms, I pray for devotion.

In a state of sadness, I have come to your door, please take me in your heart.

The boat of my life I steer with faith. If you so please, help me reach the bank, the destination in life.

As your devotee, I ask of you, please pay attention to my request - "Please come and live in my house, and make it yours.

Meera bai bhajan - Mharo pranam Banke Bihari

Braj sahitya literature evolved around Krishna in Brajbhoomi - Vrindavan and its surrounding areas. Braj sahitya has lived in the oral tradition through music. Bhajan, sawaiya, dohe, pad, shloka, styles of writing poetry all find a place here. Similarly, the languages are as varied as the tongues that devotees' could speak. Sanskrit, the local dialect Braj-bhasha, Bangla, Marwari, and more regional dialects find place in Braj literature.

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This Meera bhajan, sung by Kishori Amonkar is a fine example of Braj literature. This song is a greeting to Banke Bihari. It also describes him and Radha.More...

Sri Krishna Chandra - Braj literature - Sanskrit lyrics

Shree Krishna Chandra Krupalu-Bhajman is a popular poem sung in Braj, Vrindavan and surrounding areas. It is a Sanskrit verse, slightly offbeat from regular Braj sahitya or Braj literature, which is in Brijbhasha, and not Sanskrit. Nonetheless, this particular poem in Sanskrit describing Radha, Krishna and the setting around them in Vrindavan, despite being in Sanskrit makes for easy singing. It is lyrical in character.

Shree Krishna Chandra Krupalu-Bhajman, Nand-Nandan-Sundaram.
Asharan-Sharan Bhav-Bhay-Haran, Anand-Ghan Raadhaa-Varam.  
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