Giridhara Gopala



Meerabai was a 16th century saint in Rajasthan, India, and an important figure in the Bhakti movement of India She poured out her heart in songs of love for her Lord Krishna, whom she referred to in many names.

Here is a video clip from the film Meera of the incomparable, divine-voiced MS Subbulakshmi singing one of Meerabai’s songs, adoring the infant Krishna, or Gopala.



giridhara gopaalaa baalaa
giridhara gopaalaa baalaa
giridhara gopaalaa

shyaamala sharira kaustubha haara
shyaamala sharira kaustubha haara
pitaambara-dhara prabho muraare
pitaambara-dhara prabho muraare

giridhara gopaalaa

nanda sukumaara mana-mohanaa-kaara
nanda sukumaara mana-mohanaa-kaara
brindaavana-cara tulasi-haara
brindaavana-cara tulasi-haara
giridhara gopaalaa baalaa
giridhara gopaalaa

giridhara gopaalaa
giridhara gopaalaa
kamsa vidaara
giridhara gopaalaa
kamsa vidara
miraa maanasa saro-vihaara
miraa maanasa saro-vihaara

giridhara gopaalaa baalaa
giridhara gopaalaa
baalaa

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

great post. thought you might be interested in this site About MIRABAI. the site is dedicated to presenting the life, bhajans, poetry, and spiritual teachings of the saint, regarded as LOVE INCARNATE.

Lauren said...

I found Rajahstan interesting when I was on holiday there. Especially the old palaces where you can still see the actual murals.

Mike said...

400+ years later and the words of love have not changed...Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder. However very few can express their love in words or song.