एवं गायति सानन्दं नन्ददासस्य कीर्तनम् |
तानसेने महाश्चर्यस्तिमितश्चाग्बरोsभवत् ||
चिरवृत्तमिदं सर्वं नन्दबालस्य चेष्टितम् |
अस्माकं समकालीनो नन्ददासो महाकविः ||
वृश्चमूले निलीनोsयं तं द्रष्टुं शक्नुयात्कथम् |
एवं संशयमापन्नः परमाश्चर्यमाप सः ||
Thus sang Tansen with great absorption and involvement. Listening to this beautiful verse sung so melodiously, Akbar got spellbound.
"Shri Krishna displayed such pastimes in the human form long long ago when He was born on this earth. But Shri Nandadasa is our contemporary. How can he see Shri Krishna hiding himself behind a tree?" This doubt loomed large in the mind of Akbar and he was quite surprised to hear that song.