I heard it in a Krishna song, is it one of the Lord's names?
It is my adopted name!
Yes, it's an intimate name of KRSNa who enjoys (vihArI) in groves (kuJja) with gopIs.
by zrIla Bhaktivinoda ThAkura
“KRSNa is the lover of RAdhA. He displays many amorous pastimes in the groves of VRndAvana. He is the lover of the cowherd maidens of Vraja, the holder of the great hill named Govardhana, the beloved son of mother YazodA, and the delighter of the inhabitants of Vraja. He wanders in the forests along the banks of the River Yamuna.”
by His Divine Grace A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami PrabhupAda
This is the original nature of KRSNa. He is RAdhA-MAdhava; He is the lover of zrImatI RAdhArANI. And—kuJja-vihArI—He always enjoys the company of the gopIs [cowherd girls] within the bushes of VRndAvana forest. RAdhA-mAdhava kuJja-vihArI. Not only is He the lover of RAdhArANI, but—vraja-jana-vallabha—all the residents of VRndAvana love KRSNa. They do not know anything else. They do not know whether KRSNa is God or not. Nor are they very much harassed by the thought “I shall love KRSNa if He is God.” Instead they think, “He may be God or He may not be God. Whatever He is, it doesn’t matter, but we love KRSNa.”
That’s all. That is called unalloyed love. “If KRSNa is God, then I shall love Him”—this is conditional love, not pure love. KRSNa may be God or whatever He may be, but by His wonderful acts the VrajavAsIs [residents of VRndAvana] are thinking, “Oh, KRSNa is a very wonderful child. He may be some demigod.”
People are generally under the impression that the demigods are all-powerful. The demigods are powerful within this material world, but people do not know that KRSNa is above all of them. IzvaraH paramaH kRSNaH sac-cid-Ananda-vigrahaH. The highest demigod, BrahmA, is giving his opinion: “The supreme controller is KRSNa.”
So, as the residents of VRndAvana love KRSNa without any condition, KRSNa loves them without any condition.
Giri-vara-dhArI. When the inhabitants of VRndAvana stopped the sacrifice to Indra, they were in danger because Indra became very angry. For seven days he incessantly sent very great, powerful clouds and rain over VRndAvana. When the inhabitants became very much disturbed, KRSNa, although He was only a seven-year-old boy, saved them by lifting Govardhana Hill. In this way He taught Indradeva, “To stop your disturbance is the business of My little finger. That’s all.” So Indra fell to his knees before KRSNa. These things you’ll find in our book KRSNa.
As GopI-jana-vallabha, KRSNa's only business is how to protect the gopI-jana [gopIs]. Our KRSNa consciousness movement is teaching how to become one of the gopI-janas. Then KRSNa will save us from any danger, even by lifting a hill or a mountain. KRSNa is so kind and so powerful. When KRSNa lifted the hill He had not practiced some yoga system. He was playing like a child. But when there was some need, He manifested Himself as God. That is KRSNa. Not that He has to go and practice some yoga system to become God. No. He is not that type of “God,” not a manufactured “God.” He’s God.
YazodA-nandana, vraja-jana-raJjana. KRSNa likes to be the child of a devotee. As the beloved child of YazodA, He is called YazodAnandana, He wants to be chastised by His devotee father and mother, because everyone worships Him and nobody chastises Him. So He takes pleasure when a devotee chastises Him. That chastisement is service to KRSNa. If KRSNa takes pleasure in being chastised, then the responsibility is taken up by a devotee: “All right, I shall become Your father and chastise You.” When KRSNa wants to fight, one of His devotees becomes HiraNyakazipu and fights with Him. Therefore, become an associate of KRSNa and develop KRSNa consciousness.
YazodA-nandana, vraja-jana-raJjana. As the vraja-jana’s [VRndAvana residents’] business is how to satisfy KRSNa, KRSNa's business is how to satisfy the vraja-jana. This is reciprocation of love.
YAmuna-tIra-vana-cArI. KRSNa, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, is wandering on the banks of the Yamuna River to please the gopIs, the cowherd boys, the birds, beasts, and calves. They are not ordinary birds, beasts, calves, or men. They are on the top level of self-realization. KRta-puNya-puJjAH—after many, many lives they got the position to play with KRSNa.
Our KRSNa consciousness movement is so nice that everyone can go to KRSNaloka and associate with KRSNa as a friend, as a servant, as a father or mother, as so many things. And KRSNa is agreeable to any one of these propositions. These things are described very nicely in our book Teachings of Lord Caitanya.
KRSNa does not go even one step out of VRndAvana. The original KRSNa is in VRndAvana. Take advantage of these books, this knowledge, this prasAdam, and this chanting. Be happy, and go to KRSNa. It is such a nice thing.
The purport explained things perfectly
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