Hari Om

Dearest Krishna,

That inexplicable joy and peace I always experience when I think of you guides me through thunderstorms and burning sunbeams.How veiled by Maya am I, that I so often become depressed when contemplating “those things which go wrong in my life, around me, because of my decisions” – the identification with the Self never fails to bring us sorrow.

Let me always remember that I am indeed your Bansuri, through which but a dash of your all-powerful energy strives to produce enchanting music through word, thought and deed. Hare Krishna!

I know I have posted this song before, but such is my love for it. This must be a live recording if I am not mistaken, even more beautiful than I remember:

Lyrics & translation from here.

Hey Govind Hey Gopaal Hey Dayaal Laal.

Paraan Naath Anaath Sakhay Deen Darad Nivaar.

He Samrath Agam Pooran Mohi Mayaa Dhaar.

Andh Koop Mahaa Bhayaan Naanak Paar Utaar.

O Lord of the Universe, O Lord of the World, O Dear Merciful Beloved.


You are the Master of the breath of life, the Companion of the lost and forsaken, the Destroyer of the pains of the poor.

O All-powerful, Inaccessible, Perfect Lord, please shower me with Your Mercy.

Please, carry Nanak across the terrible, deep dark pit of the world to the other side.

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Man Basiyaa

It’s said that any offering made to Lord Krishna is incomplete without music. Lord Krishna himself is incomplete without music, carrying his bansuri with him wherever he went. The following is a bhajan to Lord Krishna, from the film Tere Naam. It’s one of the sweetest bhajans i’ve ever heard. And it sure brings back good memories, I can still remember my little sister and I going crazy over it when we first heard it :). Ah! The power of music!

Man Basiya

man basiyaa o kaanhaa

You’re settled in my heart, O Krishna!

rang rasiyaa o kaanhaa

O colourful Krishna!

pavan praabhaatii jag ko jagaatii

The dawn song wakes the earth.

bhanvare bhii karte hai gunjan

The bees sing as well.

pankh pasaare uRe pakheruu

Wings outstretched, the birds take flight.

sinduurii si.nduurii aangan

A courtyard the color of vermilion.

mangal mangal belaa mangal

An auspicious, auspicious moment.

saurabh saurabh saara bhuvan

Fragrance, fragrance, the whole world.

in charNon mein phuul chaRHaane aa’ii terii raadha mohan

Your darling Radha has come to leave an offering of flowers.

man basiyaa o kaanhaa

You’re settled in my heart, O Krishna!

rang rasiyaa o kaanhaa

O colourful Krishna!

main baanvariyaa sudh budh bhuulii

I’ve forgotten good sense and discretion

mujhko laagii terii lagan

in my devotion to you.

tere dwaare saanjh sakaare

On your doorstep, morning and evening,

tera naam jape mera man

my heart repeats your name.

jo hai mera sab hai tera

All that is mine is yours.

tujhpe hai yeh jiivan arpaN

My life is an offering to you.

in charNon mein phuul chaRHaane aa’ii terii raadha mohan

Your darling Radha has come to leave an offering of flowers.

man basiyaa o kaanhaa

You’re settled in my heart, O Krishna!

rang rasiyaa o kaanhaa

O colourful Krishna!

The video:

Oh Krishna! Such devotion from Your Radha. Surely she must be blessed? What am I saying? Of course she is. And so am I. Afterall, I am your Bansuri.