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Bhaktivardhini by Vallabhacharya, Sanskrit text

Bhaktivardhini is a Sanskrit text written by Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya. This poem advocates for devotion as a tool for spiritual development. Vallabhacharya was the founder of Pushtimarg, a Vaishnav tradition that considers love to be a primary tool for knowing God. More...

Venu Geet, Sanskrit text

Venu Geet, Srimad Bhagwat
Venu Geet, is a popular excerpt from Srimad Bhagwat Mahapurana, written by Krishna Dvaipayana Maharshi Ved Vyas. Venu Geet appears in Srimad Bhagwatam's Canto 10. Venu geet is sung by the Gopis in praise of Krishna and his flute. It is an account of the Gopis reacting to the sound of Krishna's flute as he herded cows in the surrounding jungle. Venu Geet vividly describes Krishna, the natural surroundings of Vrindavan, River Yamuna, trees, bamboo bushes, birds, deers, clouds, apsaras and simple women, and of course the cows and calves responding to the song of love that the flute brings to those receptive to it. More...

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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Panch Padyani - Vallabhacharya, Sanskrit text

Panch Padyani is written in Sanskrit by Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya. This belongs to his collective literary works known as Shodash granth. In five verses, Panch Padyani describes the four types of devotees of God. Reading this, devotees can do a quick check on where they stand.More...

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