Toronto's Hare Krishna Temple

Toronto's Hare Krishna Centre (ISKCON Toronto), has always been the hub of a rich, vibrant and enthusiastic community. Whether it be grand festivals, programs at local universities and yoga studios, philosophical discussions, cooking sessions, or singing and dancing on the streets, there are events taking place for everyone's interest.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Jaya Radha Madhava - Lokanatha Swami

3:32:00 PM By Kevala-Bhakti Dasa (Keshav) , , , , , No comments

Here is a beautiful video of HH Lokanatha Swami singing Jaya Radha Madhava at the Laguna Beach Hare Krishna Centre in California in 2002.




During our weekly Sunday Love Feast, the class is usually opened with the singing of this bhajan, Jaya Radha Madhava. The bhajan goes as follows:

(1)
jaya rādhā-mādhava kuñja-bihārī
gopī-jana-vallabha giri-vara-dhārī

(2)
yaśodā-nandana braja-jana-rañjana
yāmuna-tīra-vana-cārī

TRANSLATION
1) Krsna is the lover of Radha. He displays many amorous pastimes in the groves of Vrndavana, He is the lover of the cowherd maidens of Vraja, and the holder of the great hill named Govardhana.

2) He is the beloved son of mother Yasoda, the delighter of the inhabitants of Vraja, and He wanders in the forests along the banks of the River Yamuna!

Srila Prabhupada was very fond of this sort and sang it just before his lectures. In Allahabad and Gorakhpur Srila Prabhupada fell into a trance after singing the first two lines, and after some time he came back into external consciousness and said, "Now just chant Hare Krsna." Srila Prabhupada said that this song is "a picture of Vrndavana. Everything is there--Srimati Radharani, Vrndavana, Govardhana, Yasoda, and all the cowherd boys."

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