Madhura Geetam – Sloka Series: 3

pvmsSri Swamiji’s puja murthi is Lord Krishna and Radha who have manifested as Sri Premika Varadan and Sri Madhuri sakhi. Premika Varada means the one who bestows prema – pure and unconditional love.

The Lord and His consort reside in the Madhurapuri ashram in Maharanyam village which is located about 50km from Chennai.

Sri Swamiji has composed a beautiful set of 8 slokas on Sri Premika Varadan. The words and their meaning are given below.

Premika Varada Ashtakam

karuNApAngalEshEna prEmabhakthipradAyakam
mandAnAmapi dInAnAm prEmikavaradam bhajE

The One who bestows prema bhakthi, out of compassion, to the dim-witted and pitiable!
To that Premika Varada, I pray!

nityam madhurapurImEva bhAvayan shrIvanam sadA
divyalIlAkElilOlam prEmikavaradam bhajE

The One who assuming Madhurapuri to be Sri Vanam (Brindavan) sports divine pastimes everyday!
To that Premika Varada, I pray!

svIkurvannijabhakthAnAm kainkaryANi sakauthukam
santhuShTam thEShu sathatham prEmikavaradam bhajE

Accepting the service offered by his devotees, the one who is always happy with them!
To that Premika Varada, I pray!

svadEshE cha vidEshE cha svabhakthAn pAtyupAshrithAn
yastham sankalpamAtrENa prEmikavaradam bhajE

The One who protects his devotees, just by mere will(sankalpa), wherever they are, whether in their own country or in foreign land!
To that Premika Varada, I surrender!

sakruddarshanadAnEna bhakthachitthApahArakam
mOhanam manmathAkAram prEmikavaradam bhajE

The One captivates the minds of the devotees by bestowing them a vision of His form, the attractive one who excels Manmatha in beauty!
To that (Lord) Premika Varada, I pray.

vahantham driDhabhakthAnAm bhArAnsahajaleelayA
ihApi paralOkEpi prEmikavaradam bhajE

The One who carries the burden of his staunch devotees in this world and beyond effortlessly!
To that Premika Varada, I pray!

nrutyathi shrIharErnAma sadyO bhakthAnanE svayam
yatsannidhau sampraviShTE prEmikavaradam bhajE

The One in whose presence, as soon as a devotee enters, the names of Lord Hari immediately starts dancing on his tongue, on its own! ( he soon starts chanting the divine names involuntarily )
To that Premika Varada, I pray!

saleelam prEmasAmrAjya rAjEndram mAdhurIsakhI
shliShTam sihmAsanArUDham prEmikavaradam bhajE

The One who through pastimes, seated on the throne with Madhurisaki, rules his kingdom of prema!
To that Premika Varada, I pray!

Sowmya Balasubramanian, Houston TX

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