Friday, December 25, 2015

Sanskrit Poem 'Saundarya-Panchakam' (सौन्दर्य-पञ्चकम्) with English Version/ Dr.Harekrishna Meher

Original Sanskrit Poem 
‘Saundarya-Panchakam’
By: Dr. Harekrishna Meher  
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सौन्दर्य-पञ्चकम्   
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नेत्र-निर्जित-नीलोत्पलायाः
द्युति-पलायित-चपलायाः
कान्तायाः कान्त-कुन्तलायाः
समलङ्कृत-भूतलायाः
विलोक्य लपनमतन्द्रो धृत-म्लानिः.
सलज्जं जलद-जाल-मध्ये
साभिमानमात्मानं गोपायते
वराको राकाजानिः,
कलङ्क-लेखाङ्कित-कलेवरः
कलितामृत-किरणोऽपि कलाकरः ()
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अहो ! कीदृशी हारिणी
सङ्गीतिका सरागिणी
कमनीय-पद-समन्विता
कल्पना-विभाविता
नियतं मोहयति हृदयम्
प्रविशन्ती सुस्वरं श्रवण-विवरे
सुप्रियं पीयूषमयम्
विगलित-वेद्यान्तरं वितरन्ती
वेदनां सर्वां दूरं निवारयन्ती ()
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प्रवहति समीरणः
करम्बित-विशदाम्बु-कणः
नुदितो मन्द-मन्दं
वितनोति मनोभवने विशेषं
पुलक-विपुलं भावाश्लेषं
प्रमदायाः समुदित-मुदित-स्पन्दं
सुकुमार-स्पर्श-समुचितम्,
प्रति-प्रतीकं समुल्लासयन्
क्लान्तिं श्रान्तिं निरासयन्
सञ्जनयन् किञ्चित् प्रेमाञ्चितम् ()
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अहो ! विचित्रता सुगन्धस्य
जगति वियति वितत-भावबन्धस्य
विवृणुते स्वरूपमात्मनः
समाकर्षति सघ्राणं प्राणि-मनः
कमलिन्याः सुरभिरभितः
प्रफुल्लायाः समुल्लास-भरितः,
निविशते मानसं सानन्दः
मधुरो मधुकरः काम्य-मकरन्दः
नन्दति प्रेयसी रसिका
भजते सार्थकतां नासिका ()
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माधुर्यमहो ! भोजनस्य
रसनाया विकृति-निरसनस्य,
स्वादु त्विदं स्वस्मै रोचते
मनोज्ञं यज्जनः समुपासते
कान्ताधर-स्वाद-प्रतीकाशः
ब्रह्मानन्द-सहोदर्य-विकाशः
सुधोपमा तृप्ति-र्विधीयते
केवलं जिह्वया बाह्या,
अपितु प्रीतिः सम्पाद्यते
साग्रहं हृदय-ग्राह्या (

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(English Translation by the Author Harekrishna Meher) 

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Five Verses on BEAUTY
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Beholding the effulgent face
of the beloved beautiful maiden,
whose eyes have conquered the blue lotuses,
by whose glamour the lightning has fled away,
who is endowed with comely tresses and
who has embellished the surface of earth,
Moon, the consort of Purnima Night,
having own body imprinted
with the streak of stain,
now inside the mass of clouds
shamefully hides himself with pride,
being sportive and bearing pale mien,
though he bears the nectarine beams
and forms the repository of arts.  (1)
Oh ! How attractive to the mind
is the music with graceful tunes,
endowed with beautiful diction,
deliberated by imagination,
that maddens the core of heart,
entering into the ear-caves melodiously. 
Transcending the sphere of knowledge 
and eradicating all the sorrows away,
it bestows something ineffable,
very favourite, ambrosial. (2)
Wind is blowing,
mingled with lucid water-drops, 
and very gently moving ahead. 
In the citadel of mind,
it spreads specially the emotional embrace
opulent with horripilation, 
raises gleeful soft shake and beat, 
conducive to delicate touch,
generates exhilarations in every limb,
eradicates tiredness with dizziness
and creates something replete with love. (3)  

Oh ! how marvellous is sweet aroma,  
having  expanded the bond of emotions
in the worldly region and firmament,
unveils the figure of own self
and with smelling attracts
the mind of all creatures.
Fragrance of the efflorescent lotus-maiden
pervades ahead fraught with elations.
Sweet bumble bee cherishing the mead
absorbs own mind with gaieties.  
Beloved lovely maiden enjoys.
Nose significantly attains fruitfulness. (4)
Oh ! Sweetness of food
that dispels the disinterest of tongue.
The tasty one is verily palatable to own self,
for which a person wishes as refreshing. 
Not only the external satisfaction,  
just like ambrosia,
like savouring the lips of the beloved,
and emerging like the bliss of Brahman,
is attained by the tongue,
but also pleasure is experienced
that is acceptable by heart with inner interest. (5)

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(Extracted from Sanskrit Kavya
‘Saundarya-Sandarshanam’ of Dr. Harekrishna Meher)

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