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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…

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