Yugal Geet: By the Gopis in Separation from Shri Krishna

Yugal Geet, the Gopis' heartfelt lament for Lord Krishna during His forest sojourns. In Bhagwat's 10th Canto, Chapter 35, this melodious expression of love unfolds, capturing the essence of devotion and separation. Download the PDF for lyrics and immerse yourself in this timeless melody.
Last Updated on 3 April 2024
Yugal Geet - vrindavanrasamrit

This beautiful Yugal Geet was sung by the Gopis in separation from Shri Krishna in Chapter 35 of the 10th Canto of Bhagwat Mahapuran. This can also be called the sequence of Maharaas.

This chapter contains the songs of the Gopis, which they sing to express their feelings of separation towards Krishna when Krishna goes to the forest during the day.

As the feeling of separation from Shri Krishna increases in the minds of the Gopis, His name, form, qualities and pastimes start appearing simultaneously in their hearts. Thus they sing together, “Krishna’s beauty attracts everyone’s mind. When He plays His flute in the Tribhanga form, the wives of the Siddhas who accompany their husbands in the sky become attracted towards Him and From external reality bulls, cows and other animals in the pasture become extremely happy and stand still without chewing grass between their teeth and appear to be so from painted pictures. Even quiet rivers stop flowing.

‘Just look! When Krishna wears the clothes of the forest dweller and calls out the names of the cows by playing his flute, then even the trees and creepers become ecstatic with love due to which ulcers develop on every part of their body and their juice gushes out like tears. The sound of Krishna’s flute causes the eyes of the cranes, swans and other birds of the lake to close in deep meditation.

Madhurashtakam - Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram

The clouds in the sky roar softly imitating the sound of his flute and even the music experts like Indra, Shiva and Brahma are astonished. Just as we Gopis are eager to offer our all to Krishna, similarly the wives of the black deer follow us and follow Him.

“When Krishna returns to Vraja, he continuously plays the flute and his young companions sing his praises and Brahma and other chief deities come to worship his lotus feet.”

In this way, the Gopis, experiencing intense separation from Krishna, sing about his pastimes.

The Yugal Geet starts from here:

श्रीशुक उवाच

गोप्यः कृष्णे वनं याते तमनुद्रुतचेतसः ।
कृष्णलीलाः प्रगायन्त्यो निन्युर्दुःखेन वासरान् ॥१॥

Shukadeva Goswami said: Whenever Krishna went to the forest, the minds of the gopis would run after him and thus the young women would spend their days sadly singing songs of his pastimes.

श्रीगोप्य ऊचुः

वल्गितभ्रुरधरार्पितवेणुम् ।
गोप्य ईरयति यत्र मुकुन्दः ॥ २ ॥
व्योमयानवनिताः सह सिद्धै-
विस्मितास्तदुपधार्य सलज्जाः ।
कश्मलं ययुरपस्मृतनीव्यः ॥ ३ ॥

The Gopis said: When Mukunda closes the holes of the flute placed on his lips and plays it with his delicate fingers, he places his left cheek on his left arm and starts dancing with his eyebrows. At that time, the Siddha wives who were roaming in the sky with their husbands, that is, the Siddhas, get astonished. When these women hear the sound of Vanshi, their minds become filled with lust and in their pain they do not even notice that their waistbands are becoming loose.

Krishnashtakam image 4

हन्त चित्रमबलाः शृणुतेदं
हारहास उरसि स्थिरविद्युत् ।
नर्मदो यर्हि कूजितवेणुः ॥ ४ ॥
वृन्दशो व्रजवृषा मृगगावो
वेणुवाद्यहृतचेतस आरात् ।
दन्तदष्टकवला धृतकर्णा
निद्रिता लिखितचित्रमिवासन् ॥ ५ ॥

O girls, this son of Nanda, who gives joy to the suffering, carries the unmoving Goddess on his chest and his laughter is like a necklace studded with gems. Now listen to something strange. When he plays his flute, the herds of bulls, deer and cows of Vraja standing at a great distance are mesmerized by the sound. They all stop chewing the cud and put their ears up (becomes alert). They appear stunned as if they are asleep or like figures in paintings.

र्बद्धमल्लपरिबर्हविडम्बः ।
कर्हिचित्सबल आलि स गोपै-
र्गाः समाह्वयति यत्र मुकुन्दः ॥ ६ ॥
तर्हि भग्नगतयः सरितो वै
तत्पदाम्बुजरजोऽनिलनीतम् ।
प्रेमवेपितभुजाः स्तिमितापः ॥७॥

O dear Gopi, sometimes Krishna disguises himself as a wrestler by decorating himself with leaves, peacock feathers and colored minerals. After that he sits with Balram and the cowherd boys and plays his flute to call the cows. At that time the rivers stop flowing, their waters become stunned with the joy they experience while anxiously waiting for the wind that will bring them the dust of the Lord’s lotus feet. But like us, the rivers are not very pure, hence they keep waiting for them with trembling arms out of love.

अनुचरैः समनुवर्णितवीर्य
आदिपुरुष इवाचलभूति: ।
वनचरो गिरितटेषु चरन्ती-
र्वेणुनाह्वयति गाः स यदा हि ॥ ८ ॥
वनलतास्तरव आत्मनि विष्णुं
व्यञ्जयन्त्य इव पुष्पफलाढ्याः ।
प्रणतभारविटपा मधुधारा:
प्रेमष्टतनवो ववृषुः स्म ॥ ९ ॥
दर्शनीयतिलको वनमाला-
दिव्यगन्धतुलसीमधुमत्तैः ।
अलिकुलैरलघु गीतामभीष्ट-
माद्रियन्यर्हि सन्धितवेणुः ॥ १० ॥
सरसि सारसहंसविहङ्गा-
श्चारुगीताहृतचेतस एत्य ।
हरिमुपासत ते यतचित्ता
हन्त मीलितदृशो धृतमौनाः ॥ ११ ॥

Krishna wanders in the forest with his friends. These friends loudly praise his wonderful works. In this way He appears to be displaying His inexhaustible opulence like the Supreme Supreme Lord. When the cows roam at the foot of the mountain and Krishna calls them with the sound of his vanshi, the trees and vines of the forest, in response, become so laden with flowers and fruits that they seem to manifest Lord Vishnu within their hearts. Are. When their branches bend down due to the weight, the fibers of their stems and the vines stand up like hair out of love for God and both the tree and the vines start showering sweet juice.

Krishnashtakam image 3

The honey-like divine smell of the Tulsi flowers of the garland worn by Krishna causes the swarms of mad bees to hum loudly for Him and Krishna, the most beautiful of men, places His flute on His lips and plays it, praising His song with gratitude. We do. Then the beautiful Venu Geet steals the hearts of the cranes, swans and other birds living in the lake. Of course, all of them go to Him with their eyes closed and remain silent and worship Him by fixing their consciousness on Him in deep meditation.

सहबलः स्त्रगवतंसविलासः
सानुषु क्षितिभृतो व्रजदेव्यः ।
हर्षयन्यर्हि वेणुरवेण
जातहर्ष उपरम्भति विश्वम् ॥ १२ ॥
मन्दमन्दमनुगर्जति मेघः ।
श्छायया च विदधत्प्रतपत्रम् ॥१३॥

O Vraja-goddess, when Krishna playfully walks with Balarama on the mountain slopes with a garland of flowers on his head, he makes everyone rejoice with the echoing sound of his flute. In this way they make the whole world happy. At that time, frightened by the fear of displeasing the great man, the nearby cloud joins him and roars softly. This cloud showers flowers on his dear friend Krishna and provides shade like an umbrella to protect him from the sun.

विविधगोपचरणेषु विदग्धो
वेणुवाद्य उरुधा निजशिक्षाः ।
तव सुतः सति यदाधरबिम्बे
दत्तवेणुरनयत्स्वरजातीः ॥ १४ ॥
सवनशस्तदुपधार्य सुरेशाः
शक्रशर्वपरमेष्ठिपुरोगाः ।
कवय आनतकन्धरचित्ताः
कश्मलं ययुरनिश्चिततत्त्वाः ॥ १५ ॥

O Sati Yashoda Mata, your son, who is adept in the art of grazing cows, has discovered many styles of playing the flute. When he places his flute on the red lips like his image and utters sounds in various tones, then Brahma, Shiva, Indra and other chief gods get fascinated by hearing this sound. Even though he is a very learned authority, he is still unable to determine the essence of that music; Therefore they bow down with their head and mind.

नीरजाङ्क शविचित्रललामैः ।
व्रजभुवः शमयन्खुरतोदं
वर्ष्मधुर्यगतिरीडितवेणुः ॥ १६॥
व्रजति तेन वयं सविलास-
वीक्षणार्पितमनोभववेगाः ।
कुजगतिं गमिता न विदामः
कश्मलेन कवरं वसनं वा ॥ १७ ॥

When Krishna roams in Vraja with his lotus-like feet, clear signs of symbols like flag, thunderbolt, lotus and goad are formed on the ground and he relieves the earth from the pain experienced by the hoofs of cows. When he plays his famous flute, his body sways like an elephant. In this way, we Gopis, who are made playful by Kamadeva due to Krishna’s humorous expressions, remain standing as stunned as trees and we do not even notice the tresses of our hair and the looseness of our clothes.

Madhurashtakam - Adharam Madhuram Vadanam Madhuram

मणिधरः क्वचिदागणयन्गा
मालया दयितगन्धतुलस्याः ।
प्रणयिनोऽनुचरस्य कदांसे
प्रक्षिपन्भुजमगायत यत्र ॥ १८ ॥
कृष्णमन्वसत कृष्णगृहिण्यः ।
गुणगणार्णमनुगत्य हरिण्यो
गोपिका इव विमुक्तगृहाशाः ॥ १९ ॥

Now Krishna is standing somewhere counting the cows in his string of beads. He is wearing a garland of Tulsi flowers in which the fragrance of his beloved resides and he has placed one of his arms on the shoulder of his beloved cowherd. As soon as Krishna plays his flute and sings, the wives of Krishna and the deer get attracted by that song and they reach Krishna, the ocean of divine qualities, and sit near him. Like us Gopis, they too have given up all hopes of happiness in family life.

गोपगोधनवृतो यमुनायाम् ।
नन्दसूनुरनघे तव वत्सो
नर्मदः प्रणयिणां विजहार ॥ २० ॥
मानयन्मलयजस्पर्शेन ।
वन्दिनस्तमुपदेवगणा ये
वाद्यगीतबलिभिः परिवव्रुः ॥ २१ ॥

O sinless Yashoda, your beloved Nandanandan has decorated his strange disguise with jasmine garlands and is currently playing on the banks of Yamuna with the cows and cowherd boys, entertaining his dear companions. The gentle breeze is honoring him with its pleasant sandalwood fragrance and various deities are standing all around like prisoners offering their music, singing and gifts of devotion.

वत्सलो व्रजगवां यदगधो
वन्द्यमानचरणः पथि वृद्धैः ।
कृत्स्नगोधनमुपोह्य दिनान्ते
गीतवेणुरनुगेडितकीर्तिः ॥ २२ ॥
उत्सवं श्रमरुचापि दृशीना-
मुन्नयन्खुररजश्छुरितस्त्रक् ।
दित्सयैति सुहृदासिष एष
देवकीजठरभूरुडुराजः ॥ २३॥

Due to Vraj’s immense affection for the cows, Krishna became the owner of Govardhan. At the end of the day, he gathers all his cows and plays a song on his flute and the high deities standing on his way worship his lotus feet and the cowherd boys accompanying him sing his praises. Their garlands are dusty with the dust raised by the hooves of cows and their beauty, enhanced by fatigue, is a joyous feast for everyone’s eyes. Eager to fulfill the wishes of his friends, Krishna is the moon emerging from the womb of Mother Yashoda.

Krishnashtakam image 1

मदविघूर्णितलोचन ईषन्-
मानदः स्वसुहृदां वनमाली ।
बदरपाण्डुवदनो मृदुगण्डं
मण्डयन्कनककुण्डललक्ष्म्या ॥ २४ ॥
यामिनीपतिरिवैष दिनान्ते ।
मुदितवक्त्र उपयाति दुरन्तं
मोचयन्वजगवां दिनतापम् ॥ २५ ॥

When Shri Krishna respectfully greets his well-wishing friends, his eyes wander slightly as if he is intoxicated. She is wearing a garland of flowers and the beauty of her soft cheeks is enhanced by the shine of her golden earrings and the whiteness of her plum-coloured face. Yadupati, the lord of the night, with his happy face like the moon, is moving like a royal elephant. In this way, he relieves the cows of Vraj from the heat of the day and returns home in the evening.


We hope that this Yugal Geet mentioned in Bhagwat Mahapuran must have enchanted you, you can enjoy this song with devotion and for this, we have made a PDF version of this song which you can download and sing it every day.

Download Yugal Geet With Lyrics (PDF)

At the end of this article, we have also included a link to the video from which you can listen to the description of the duet song in the voice of Shri Indresh Upadhyayji.

We have also written detailed articles on 7 Geet which are Gopi Geet, Bhramar Geet, Ayil Geet and Bhikshuk Geet mentioned in Bhagwat, which is definitely worth reading only on vrindavanrasamrit.in and also explore the pictorial chronicles of Radha and Krishna’s love in our gallery here, a tapestry of their divine romance.

Author of This Article:

Devdutt Mishra

Devdutt Mishra

Devdutt Mishra is a devoted follower of Lord Krishna and has immersed himself deeply in the rich tapestry of Indian spiritual scriptures from a young age. His passion for understanding the profound wisdom of the ancient texts is reflected in his writings, offering readers a unique blend of tradition and contemporary insights.
Devdutt Mishra

Devdutt Mishra

Devdutt Mishra is a devoted follower of Lord Krishna and has immersed himself deeply in the rich tapestry of Indian spiritual scriptures from a young age. His passion for understanding the profound wisdom of the ancient texts is reflected in his writings, offering readers a unique blend of tradition and contemporary insights.

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