Arohanam:S R2 G3 M1 P D2 S
Avarohnam: S N2 D2 P M1 G3 R2 S N3 P D2 S
rAsa vilAsa lOlO lasati bhavAndEva!
bhAsura kALindIparisarE madhuvanE
kEsha bhAra nibaddhakEki barhO nikAmam pEshala maNi bhUSa
pItavasana shAli nAshayanniha kusumAshugamadam kAntyA kEshavOmrdu
vihasa vadanOmunigEyakIrti ramala mUrti rati pAlanO jagati
madhunAtura gOpikAmaNDala madhyagatO madamanupamam dAsAm
muraLiravENa dishantadatula gAnamudita lOla mauliriha padayuga vilasan-
navamaNi nUpura bhavya nAda vijita hamsaninadO ramAramaNa
vividhanarmAlApana vITitA nacumbana pravitata bhujAshlESAdi
vilAsa shataira hO vivasayannamum yaduvIra gOpIsancayam divisamupAgata
nirjara sannuta divya shOba jalajanAbha sharaNAgatAdhi hara
Oh Lord, you thoroughly seem to enjoy yourself in the Rasa dance
In Madhuvana, situated on the banks of river Kalindi
Your rich tresses are adorned with the feather of a peacock. you are adorned with gem-studded ornaments, you are wearing yellow silks. The beauty of your form subdues the pride of Cupid. You have a smiling countenance. Your glory is sung by sages. Oh, Kesava! You are the personification of purity and divinity on earth.
Oh, Ramaramana! You are dancing amidst the cowherd damsels, who are overwhelmed with the sentiment of love. You give them immense joy by playing the flute. You also not your head and show your appreciation of their music while dancing with them by tapping your feet. The jingling sound of your glittering, gem-studded anklets surpasses the chirping of a swan.
You tease those maidens in various ways: by offering Tambula (betel leaves), kissing them, and extending your arm outwardly to embrace them. By all these amorous games you enchant them and drown them in ecstasy. Your dance performance wins the adulation of celestial who have assembled above in the sky. Oh, most exquisitely beautiful Jalajanabha! one who obliterates the sorrows of those who surrender unto you! You are rejoicing in the Rasa dance!