O anxious one, abandon fear, imagining
me devoted to other women,
You alone entirely occupy my heart
with your voluptuous breasts and hips. None other than the god of love-
the bodiless one, is blessed
to enter my heart.
O my beloved, be content in this
and allow me to embrace you.
The Sanskrit classic, Gitagovinda (Songs of Govinda) was written by Jayadeva in the twelfth century AD. Apart from its intrinsic literary merit, which is of an exceptionally high order, the Gitagovinda is of special importance for its path-breaking deification of the love of Radha and Krishna.