Aarti of Shri Krushna

Let us listen to aarti of Shri Krushna, sung in a sattvik way.

 

Ovaaloo aarati Madana Gopaalaa |
Shyaam sundar galaa Vai-jayanti maalaa ||
Ovaaloo aarati Madana Gopaalaa |
Shyaam sundar galaa Vai-jayanti maalaa ||

Charana kamala jyaache ati sukumaara |
Dhwaja vajraankusha bridaachaa todara || 1 ||

Ovaaloo aarati Madana Gopaalaa |
Shyaam sundar galaa Vai-jayanti maalaa ||

Naabhi kamala tyaachay Brahmayaachay sthaana |
Hrudayee padaka shobhay Sri-vatsalaanchhana || 2 ||

Ovaaloo aarati Madana Gopaalaa |
Shyaam sundar galaa Vai-jayanti maalaa ||

Mukha kamala pahaataa sukhaachiyaa kotee |
Vedhale maanasa haarapalee drushtee || 3 ||

Ovaaloo aarati Madana Gopaalaa |
Shyaam sundar galaa Vai-jayanti maalaa ||

Jadita muguta jyaachaa daidipya-maana |
Taynay tayjay kondalay avaghay Tribhuvana || 4 ||

Ovaaloo aarati Madana Gopaalaa |
Shyaam sundar galaa Vai-jayanti maalaa ||

Ekaa Janardanee daykhiyalay roopa |
Paahataa avaghay jhaalay tadroopa || 5 ||

Ovaaloo aarati Madana Gopaalaa |
Shyaam sundar galaa Vai-jayanti maalaa ||

Meaning :

Oh Lord Krushna, Madanagopala, (whose beauty is akin to Madan’s ,the Hindu male deity of Beauty, who is looking after the cows [a cowheard]), I offer this aarti to You.)

Shyamsunder, (one with a dark complexion) You adorn a necklace with blue sapphires, pearls, rubies, topazes and diamonds which signify the earth, water, fire, air and ether elements respectively, according to the Shrî Dnyâneshvarî (a great spiritual text of the Hindus).

The One with tender lotus feet.
The One whose feet show three auspicious lines representing the flag, thunderbolt and goad. The One whose anklets seem to speak of His immense love for devotees.

It is from His lotus navel that Lord Brahmâ was born
His chest adorns a pendant of ‘Shrîvatsalânchan’ (a whirl of white hair that exists on Lord Vishnu’s heart, story is given below)

The One whose countenance gives an infinite Bliss with just one glance at it,
one loses body-consciousness. With the mind engrossed in Him, forgets oneself, upon viewing His lotus like face.

The One whose bejewelled crown shines with divine radiance.
The entire Universe/Tribhuvan (Heaven, Bhulok and Bhuvlok) shine radiantly with that effulgence.

Saint Eknath says, that due to the grace of His Guru Janardan Swami, He got the vision/darshan of Lord Krishna.
All those who have seen this vision of The Lord have merged into Him.