Tulasi – Sri Vrindadevy-ashtaka

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Sri Vrindadevy-ashtaka
1. 
gangeya-campeya-tadid-vinindirocih-pravaha-snapitayma- vrinde
bandhuka-bandhu-dyuti-divya-vaso
vrinde namas te caranaravindam
O Vrinda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. You are bathed in your own
splendor, which defeats the effulgence of lightning and the golden campaka flower. The luster of
your transcendental garments is the friend of the leandhilia flower.
2.
bimbadharoditvara-manda-hasyanasagra-mukta-dyuti-dipitasye
vicitra-ratnabharana-shriyadhye
vrinde namas te caranaravindam
O Vrinda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Your face is illuminated by
the splendor of the pearl decorating the tip of your nose, and by the extraordinary gentle smile on
the two bimba fruits which are your lips. You are enriched by the beauty of the amazing and
colorful jewels and ornaments you wear.
3.
samasta-vaikuntha-shiromanau shrikrishnasya vrindavana-dhanya- dhamni
dattadhikare vrishabhanu-putrya
vrinde namas te caranaravindam
O Vrinda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Srimati Radharani, the
daughter of King Vrishabhanu, has made you the ruling monarch of Lord Krishna‟s opulent and
auspicious abode of Vrindavana, which is the crest jewel of all the Vaikuntha planets.
4.
tvad-ajnaya pallava-pushpa-bhringamrigadibhir madhava-keli- kunjah
madhv-adibhir bhanti vibhushyamana
vrinde namas te caranaravindam
O Vrinda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Because of your order, the
groves where Lord Madhava performs His pastimes appear very splendid, decorated with
blossoming flowers, bumblebees, deer, and other auspicious animals, flowers, and birds.
5.
tvadiya-dutyena nikunja-yunor
atyutkayoh keli-vilasa- siddhih
tvat-saubhagam kena nirucyatam tad
vrinde namas te caranaravindam
O Vrinda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Who can describe your good
fortune? You were the messenger who brought about the perfection of the amorous pastimes of

Radha and Krishna, the youthful couple, who enthusiastically sport in the groves of Vrindavana.

6.
rasabhilasho vasatish ca vrindavane tvad-ishanghri-saroja- seva

labhya ca pumsam kripaya tavaiva
vrinde namas te caranaravindam
O Vrinda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. The living entities who attain
the service of the lotus feet of your Lord reside in Vrindavana. And the desire to understand the
Lord‟s amazing pastimes of the rasa dance is only by your mercy.
7.
tvam kirtyase satvata-tantra- vidbhir
lilabhidhana kila krishna- shaktih
tavaiva murtis tulasi nri-loke
vrinde namas te caranaravindam
O Vrinda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Those who have studied the
Satvata-tantra glorify you. You are Lord Krishna‟s potency for performing pastimes, and you are
known as Tulasi Devi in the human society.
8.
bhaktya vihina aparadha-lakshaih
kshiptash ca kamadi-taranga- madhye
kripamayi tvam sharanam prapanna
vrinde namas te caranaravindam
O Vrinda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Those who are devoid of
devotion to Lord Hari, and who are thrown by their offences into the waves of lust and other
inauspicious qualities, may take shelter of you.
9.
vrindashtakam yah shrinuyat pathed va
vrindavanadhisha-padabja- bhringah
sa prapya vrindavana-nitya-vasam
tat-prema-sevam labhate kritarthah
O Vrinda Devi, I offer my respectful obeisances to your lotus feet. Let a person who becomes
like a bumblebee at the lotus feet of Radha-Krishna, and who reads or hears these eight verses
describing the glories of Vrinda Devi, eternally reside at Goloka Vrindavana. He attains

devotional service in pure love of Godhead, and all his spiritual aspirations become fulfilled.

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