Main Nahin Makhan Khayo

मैं नहीं माखन खायो। Main Nahin Makhan Khayo  - Dear Mother, I didn't eat the butter - Surdas

Surdas is a famous Braj language Indian poet of Bhakti movement. He was blind from birth yet his devotion to Lord Krishna is visible from the imagery created by his poems in praise of Krishna and Radha. On the occasion of birth anniversary of Lord Krishna i.e Krishna Janamashtami (25th August 2016), I am presenting here one of Surdas's famous couplet with translation 'Main Nahin Makhan Khayo' describing the mischievousness of Bal Krishna (Young Krishna). Happy Janmashtamai. For more on this couplet please visit : Surdas' Main Nahin Makhan Khayo 

मैय्या मोरी मैं नहीं माखन खायो।  
Maiyya Mori Main Nahin Makhan Khayo.

Dear Mother, I didn't eat the butter.

भोर भयो गैयन के पाछे, मधुवन मोहिं पठायो ।
चार पहर बंसीबट भटक्यो, साँझ परे घर आयो। 
Bhor Bhayo Gaiyyan Ke Peeche, Madhuvan Mohin Pathayo,
Char Pahar Basinbat Bhatkyo, Sanjh Pare Ghar Aayo.

I am looking after the cows in the Madhuban forest, since the morning
Whole day I was roaming, playing flute and returned only in the evening.

मैं बालक बहिंयन को छोटो, छींको किहि बिधि पायो ।
ग्वाल बाल सब बैर परे हैं, बरबस मुख लपटायो। 
Main Balak Bahiyan Ko Choto, Jhinkon Kihi Bidhi Payo,
Gwal Baal Sab Bair Pare Hain, Barbas Mukh Laptayo.

I am a child with small hands, how could I reach the butter pot up there,

My friends are jealous of me, they forcefully rubbed butter over my face here.

तू जननी मन की अति भोरी, इनके कहे पतिआयो ।
जिय तेरे कछु भेद उपजि है, जानि परायो जायो। 
Tu Janani Man Ki Ati Bhori, Inke Kahe Patiaayo,
Jiye Tere Kachu Bhed Upaji Hai, Jani Parayo Jayo,

Oh mother you're too innocent and believed these friends of mine easily,

Since I am not your real son,like outsider you are not taking me seriously.

यह लै अपनी लकुटि कमरिया, बहुतहिं नाच नचायो ।
'सूरदास' तब बिहँसि जसोदा, लै उर कंठ लगायो। 
Yeh Lo Apni Lakuti Kamariya, Bahutahin Naach Nachayo,
'Surdas' Tab Bihansin Jasoda, Lai Urr Kanth Lagayo.

Take your stick and blanket again to let me dance at your tune more,
Surdas saw Yashoda melting at that point,hugged him and showed love so pure.

This is the video of this Bhajan in Anup Jalota's voice :


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