Nrisimhadeva through the eyes of a Vraja Kishorī

namaste — I offer myself to you (na-aham-astu-te).
narasiṁhāya — 
the lionesque-man (nara-siṁha)
prahlāda 
— Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, who is the fountainhead (pra-) of loving bliss (hlāda / hlādinī-śakti)
āhlāda — loving bliss
dāyine — giving

I offer myself to Krishna, the Lionesque-Man who gives loving bliss to the fountainhead of loving bliss, Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī.

hiraṇyakaśipuḥ — radiantly golden (hiraṇya) and pillow-soft (kaśipu)
vakṣaḥ — 
chest
śilā — mountain-like
ṭaṅka — proud / chisel
nakhālaye — fingernails

Your fingernails craft markings upon her proud, radiantly-golden, pillow-soft, yet mountain-firm chest.

ito nṛisṁha — the lion-man is here
parato nṛsiṁha — the lion-man is there
yato yato ya-āmi — in each and everything
taro nṛsiṁha — there is the lion-man
bahir nṛsiṁha — the lion-man is outside me
hṛdaye nṛsiṁha — the lion-man is inside my heart
narasiṁham adim — the original lion-man
śaranam prapadye — I submit my whole self

[Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī thinks:] “Here is my Lionlike-Man. There is my Lionlike-Man. Everywhere I look, there I see my Lionlike-Man. Not only outside me, he is even inside my own heart! I submit myself wholly to the original Lionlike-man.” 

tava-kara — your hands
kamala-vare — super excellent lotuses
nakham — 
nails
adbhuta śṛṅgam — incredibly beautiful
dalita — marking / diving into
hiraṇyakaśipu — radiantly-golden (hiraṇya) and pillow-soft (kaśipu)
tanu — body
bhriṅgam — bumblebee

Your nails are incredibly beautiful bumblebees on the exquisite lotuses of your hands, eager to dive into the nectar-pollen of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī’s pillow-soft and radiantly-golden body.

keśava — Krishna, whose beautiful hair overpowers cupids bowstrings
dhṛta — maintains
narahari-rūpa —
the beautiful form of a Lionlike-Man
jaya —
victorious
jagadīśa —
master of everything
hari —
the all-attractive heart-stealer

By this beautiful form the Lionlike-man steals the hearts of the entire universe, conquering all, and defeating even the bow of cupid.

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I offer myself to Krishna, the Lionesque-Man who gives loving bliss to the fountainhead of loving bliss, Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. Your fingernails craft markings upon her proud, radiantly-golden, pillow-soft, yet mountain-firm chest.

“Here is my Lionlike-Man. There is my Lionlike-Man. Everywhere I look, there I see my Lionlike-Man. Not only outside me, he is even inside my own heart! I submit myself wholly to the original Lionlike-man.”

Your nails are incredibly beautiful bumblebees on the exquisite lotuses of your hands, eager to dive into the nectar-pollen of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī’s pillow-soft and radiantly-golden body. By this beautiful form the Lionlike-man steals the hearts of the entire universe, conquering all, and defeating even the bow of cupid.

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tūrṇaṁ hiraṇyakaśipuṁ bhagavān nṛsiṁha
candrāvalī-kaṭu-kucaṁ nakharair vidarya
prahlādam ullasitam āśu kuru tvam ity ā-
karṇyaiṣa valgu lalitā-lapitaṁ jahāsa

“Oh Bhagavān Nṛsiṁha, right this instant make marks with your nails on this array of boastful, moonlike breasts, and immediately fill Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī (the fountainhead of loving bliss) with rapture!” Hearing these playful words from Lalitā, Krishna couldn’t keep from bursting into laughter.
 
— Dan-keli-cintamani 115

 

 

 

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