Poem for Apr 09

Acarya's Writing

Padyavali, Anthology of Devotional Poetry
Srila Rupa Gosvami

Harer mathura-praveshe tatrayanam autsukyam
The Eagerness of the Citizens
When Lord Krishna Entered Mathura


A blind girl, on the path
of whose eyes even the shadow
of a form never entered,
decorated the city of Mathura.
When she heard that Mukunda
had entered the city, she at once
took a bandhukara flower offering
in her hand, and went to meet Him.

— Sri Vanivilasa