Govinda Das

(1535 -1613 / Teliabudhuri / India)

Nilacale Banakacala Gora

At Nilacala Puri, the golden mountain Gora becomes overwhelmed in the bhavas of Govinda's Holi festival.

While re-enacting this pastime with Lord Jagannatha's devadasis, His body erupts with goose bumps the size of kadamba flowers!

The kumari devadasis throw red powder over Gora's limbs. O, His body forms a nectar ocean of prema.

Thus everyone's body and clothes becomes red, as red tears stream from their sidelong glances.

The flower garlands around everyone's necks turn red and s

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