❶ This audio category only contains lectures given by Dr. Fakir Mohan Das (present caretaker of Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Mādhava). Most of the lectures discuss topics regarding Krishna consciousness in general and not necessarily specific information about Śrī Śrī Rādhā-Mādhava.❷ Below each audio control bar a hyperlink is shown to download that particular audio file. When on OneDrive, double click the file to start downloading.
'Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava' (Audio collection 1971)
Jaya Rādhā-Mādhava (from Gītāvalī)
(jaya) rādhā-mādhava (jaya) kunja-bihārī
(jaya) gopī-jana-vallabha (jaya) giri-vara-dhārī
(jaya) yaśodā-nandana, (jaya) vraja-jana-ranjana,
Sri Krishna is the lover of Srimati Radharani. He displays many amorous pastimes in the groves of Vrindavana, He is the lover of the cowherd maidens of Vraja, the holder of the great hill named Giri Govardhana, the beloved son of Mother Yasoda, the delighter of the inhabitants of Vraja, and He wanders in the forests along the banks of the River Yamuna.
Elaboration: Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur wrote hundreds of songs glorifying the Supreme Lord in Bengali, Sanskrit, and Brajaboli (a dialect that combines Bengali, Sanskrit, and Oriya). His songs capture the essence of Gaudiya Vaisnava philosophy. One song, “Jaya Radha-Madhava”, was a favourite of Srila A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who would sing it every day just before his public lectures. This song paints a beautiful picture of the pastimes of Srila Bhaktivinode Thakur’s beloved deities Sri Sri Radha-Madhava. In Allahabad and Gorakhpur Srila Prabhupada fell into a trance after singing the first two lines, and after some time he came back into external consciousness and said, “Now just chant Hare Krishna.” Srila Prabhupada said that this song is “A picture of Vrindavana. Everything is there — Srimate Radharani, Vrindavana, Giri Govardhana, Mother Yasoda, and all the cowherd boys.
Audio collection 2002
Audio collection 2003
Audio collection 2009