kahite krsnera rase, sloka pade premavese,
preme sanatana-hata dhari'
gopi-bhagya, krsna guna, ye karila varnana,
kahite—to describe; krsnera—of Lord Krsna; rase—the different types of mellows; sloka—a verse; pade—recites; prema-avese—absorbed in ecstatic love; preme—in such love; sanatana-hata dhari'-catching the hand of Sanatana Gosvami; gopi-bhagya—the fortune of the gopis; krsna guna—the transcendental qualities of Krsna; ye—which; karila varnana—described; bhava-avese—in ecstatic love; mathura-nagari—the women of the city of Mathura.
Just as the women of Mathura ecstatically described the fortune of the gopis of Vrndavana and the transcendental qualities of Krsna, Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu described the different mellows of Krsna and became overwhelmed with ecstatic love. Grasping the hand of Sanatana Gosvami, He recited the following verse.
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