#6 सखि हे (Sakhi He or Nibhruta Nikunja)

Alternate names

Sakhi hey, Saki he, Sakhi he keshi, Sakhi he kesi
NibhRta nikumja, Nibhrita nikunja

Updated Apr 2013


Context and Meaning 

Continuing from the previous ashtapadi, Radha is in a bower with a friend, tearfully telling her how much she loves him. Radha recalls a blissful evening they spent together, and begs the friend to somehow make those magical times with Krishna come back.


Lyrics 

nibhṛta-nikuñja-gṛhaṃ gatayā niśi rahasi nilīya vasantam |
cakīta-vilokita-sakala-diśā rati-rabhasa-bhareṇa hasantam ||1||

sakhi he keśī-mathanam udāram
ramaya mayā saha madana-manoratha-bhāvitayā sa-vikāram ||dhruvapadaṃ||

prathama-samāgama-lajjitayā paṭu-cāṭu-śatair anukūlam |
mṛdu-madhura-smita-bhāṣitayā śithilī-kṛta-jaghana-dukūlam ||2||

kīsala-śayana-niveśitayā ciram urasi mamaiva śayānam |
kṛta-parirambhaṇa-cumbanayā parirabhya kṛtādhara-pānam ||3||

alasa-nimīlita-locanayā pulakāvali-lalita-kapolam |
śrama-jala-sakala-kalevarayā vara-madana-madād atilolam ||4||

kokila-kala-rava-kūjitayā jita-manasija-tantra-vicāram |
ślatha-kusumākula-kuntalayā nakaha-likhita-ghana-stana-bhāram ||5||

caraṇa-raṇita-maṇi-nūpurayā paripūrita-surata-vitānam |
mukhara-viśṛṅkhala-mekhalayā sakaca-graha-cumbana-dānam ||6||

rati-sukha-samaya-rasālasayā dara-mukulita-nayana-sarojam |
niḥsaha-nipatita-tanu-latayā madhusūdanam udita-manojam ||7||

śri-jayadeva-bhaṇitam idam atiśaya-madhu-ripu-nidhuvana-śīlam |
sukham utkaṇṭhita-gopa-vadhū-kathitaṃ vitanotu salilaṃ ||8||

Renditions 

Carnatic 

  1. Dr. M. Balamuralikrishna; Kalyani Raga; ??? Tala
  2. O. S. Arun; Kamboji Raga; ??? Tala
    4 styles — Carnatic, Kathak (Ghazal-like), Odiya, Carnatic Bhajan; all are brilliant!
  3. Udalayur Kalyanaraman; Kamboji Raga; ??? Tala
    Carnatic bhajan style

Sopana Sangeetham 

  1. T. R. Sankaran Namboothiri; ??? Raga; ??? Tala
    Gaana.com link

Hindustani

  1. ???; ??? Raga; ??? Tala
    The vocals start late into the recording

Pop 

We haven’t yet found a Pop version yet. Please help!

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