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SRI SRI RADHIKA ASTOTTARA SATA NAMA STOTRAM

 

by Srila Raghunatha Dasa Goswami

 

 

aviksatmesvari kascid vrndavana-mahesvarim

tat padamboja-maka gati dasyati katara

patita tat-saras tire ruda tyartha-ravakulam

tac chri-vaktreksanavaptyai namanyetani sanjagau

 

Some maidservant, unable to find her mistress, has fallen on the bank of

Radhakunda, crying in great anxiety, being very eager to take exclusive

shelter of Her lotus feet, glorifying Her by singing the following names of

Her:

 

radha gandharvika a-kamita

gandharva radhika candrakantir madhava-sangini

 

1. Radha, 2. Gandharvika by the prince of Vraja, 4. Who is worshipped by the

Gandharva-angels, 5. Whose luster is like the moon, 6. Who accompanies

Madhava.

 

damodaradvaita-sakhi kartikotkirtidesvari

mukunda dayita-vrnda dhammilla mani-manjari

 

7. Damodar's unrivalle queen who bestows fame on the Kartika month, 9. The

crestjewel of Mukunda's ladyfriends.

 

bhaskaropasika varsabhanavi vrsabhanuja

ananga manjari jyestha sridama varajottama

 

10. Who worships the sun, 11. Who belongs to King Vrsabhanu, 12. Who is born

from King Vrsabhanu, 13. Ananga Manjari's older sister, 14. Sridama's

younger sister, 15. The greatest (fem.)

 

kirtida-kanyaka matr-sneha-piyusa-putrika

visakha-savayah prestha visakha jivitadhika

 

16. Kirtida's daughter, 17. Who is the nectarean object of Her mother's

affection, 18. Who is of the same age as Visakha, 19. Who is dearer than

life to Visakha.

 

pranadvitiya lalita vrndavana viharini

lalita prana-laksaika-raksa vrndavanesvari

 

20. Who is none other than Lalita's very life, 21. Enjoys in Vrndavana, 22.

Who saves Lalita's life lakhs of times, 23. Queen of Vrndavana.

 

vrajendra-grhini krsna-praya-sneha-niketanam

vraja go-gopa-gopali jiva-matraika-jivanam

 

24. Who is as dear to Mother Yasoda as Krsna, 25. Who is the only life of

the life of the cows, cowherdsmen and cowherdgirls of Vraja.

 

snehalabhira-rajendra vatsalacyuta-purva-ja

govinda pranayadhara surabhi sevanotsuka

 

26. Who is the object of King Nanda's affection, 27. Who gets parental

affection from Balaram, 28. Who is the object of Govinda's love (Govinda is

eager to serve His surabhi cows).

 

dhrta nandisvara-ksema gamanotkanthi-manasa

sva-dehadvaitata drsta dhanistha dhyeya-darsana

 

29. Who is very eager to go to Nandisvara for serving Krsna, 30. Who is

regarded as non-different from her by Dhanistha and seen in her meditations,

(Dhanistha is Yasoda's maidservant).

 

gopendra-mahisi paka-sala-vedi prakasika

ayur-varddha-karaddhana rohini gTRa-mastaka

 

31. Who is seen in Mother Yasoda's kitchen, 32. Whose cooked grains increase

Krsna's life, 33. Whose head is smelt by Rohini.

 

subala nyasta sarupya subala priti-tosita

mukhara-drk sudha-naptri jatila drsti-bhasita

 

34. Who has bestowed a form equal to Hers to Subala, 35. Who is very fond of

Subala, 36. Who is nectar in Mukhara's eyes, 37. Who is afraid to see Her

mother-in-law, Jatila.

 

madhumangala narita-smita-candrika

paurnamasi bahih khelat prana-panjara sarika

 

38. Who smiles lmoonbeams after hearing Madhumangala's jokes, 39. The

she-parrot of Whose heart is caught in Paurnamasi's cage.

 

sva ganadvaita jivatuh sviyahankara-vardhini

sva ganopendra padabja sparsa-lambhana harsini

 

40. Who is the oiends, 41. Who increases the pride of Her relatives, 42. Who

is very happy to touch Upendra's feet with Her friends.

 

sviya vrndavanodyana paliki krta-vrndaka

jnata vrndatavi sarva lata-taru-mrga-dvija

 

43. Who has placed Vrnda in charge of Vrndavana's gardens, 44. Who is known

by all the vines, trees, deer and birds of Vrndavana.

 

isac candana samghrsta nava-kasmira-deha-bhah

java-puspa pritha-hari patta cinarunambara

 

45. Whose body shines with fresh vermillion ground with some sandalpaste,

46. Whose silken dress shines more reddish than the java flower.

 

caranabja-tala-jyotir arunakrta-bhutala

hari citta camatkari caru nupura nihsvana

 

47. Whose lotus ke the surface of the earth shine crimson-red, 48. Who

astonishes Hari's mind with the sweet sound of Her anklebells.

 

krsna-sranti-hara sroni pitha-valgita ghantika

krsna sarvasva pinodyat kucancan mani-malika

 

49. The nice sounds of whose waistbells remove Krsna's fatigue, 50. The

pearl necklace on whose firm, raised breasts is everything to Krsna.

 

nana-ratnollasad sankha-cuda caru bhuja-dvaya

syamantaka-mani bhrajan mani-bandhati-bandhura

 

51. Whose two beautiful arms are adorned with conchshell bangles inset with

various jewels, 52. On Whose wrist the beautiful Syamantaka jewel shines.

 

suvarna darpana- ullanghi mukha-mandala

pakka dadima bijabha dantakrstaghabhic chuka

 

53. The shining of Whose face defeats that of a golden mirror, 54. Whose

teeth, that shine like ripe pomegranate seeds, attract the parrot-like

Aghabhit (Krsna).

 

abja-ragadi srstasana

saubhagya kajjalankakta netranandita khanjana

 

55. Whose ruby earrings are shaped like lotus buds, 56. Whose wagtail-like

eyes are anointed with beautiful eyeliner, giving great joy to the eyes.

 

suvrtta mauktikamukta nasika tilapuspika

sucaru nava-kasturi tilakancita-bhalaka

 

57. Whose nose, that is beautiful as a sesame flower, is adorned with a

round pearl, 58. Whose forehead is adorned with beautiful tilak made of

fresh musk.

 

divya veni vinirdhuta keki-pincha-vara-stutih

netranta-sara vidhvamsakrta canurajid dhrtih

 

59. Whose divine hairbraid is worshiped by peacock feathers (being defeated

in beauty), 60. The arrows of Whose glances destroy the patience of

Krsna, Who defeated the Canura wrestler.

 

sphurat kaisora-tarunya sandhi-bandhura-vigraha

madhavollasakonmatta pikoru madhura-svara

 

61. Who is blooming teenage beauty personified, 62. Who pleases Madhava, 63.

Who maddens Madhava with Her sweet, cuckoo-like voice.

 

pranayuta-sata prestha madhavotkirti-lampata

krsnapanga-tarangodyat smita-piyusa-budbuda

 

64. Who is more attached to Madhava's great glories than to millions of

lives, 65. Whose nectars provide bubbles on the waves of Krsna's glances.

 

punjibhuta jagallajja vaidagdhi-digdha-vigraha

karuna vidravad deha murtiman madhuri-ghata

 

66. Who is the vm of cleverness, embarrassing the whole world, 67. Whose

body melts in kindness, 68. Who is abundant sweetness personified.

 

jagad-gunavati-varga giyamana gunoccaya

sacyadi subhaga-vrnda vandyamaTR-saubhaga

 

69. Whose glories are loudly sung by all the great ladies of the world, 70.

Who is incessantly praised by beautiful ladies like Saci.

 

vina-vadana sangita rasalasya visarada

narada pramukhodgita jagad anandi sad-yasah

 

71. Who is expert in singing and playing vina in the rasa dance, 72. Who

pure glories are sung by sages headed by Narada, giving joy to the world.

 

govardhana-guha geha grhini kunja-mandana

candamsu-nandini baddha bhagini-bhava-vibhrama

 

73. She is the housewife in the caves in Govardhana, 74. She decorates the

kunja, 75. She has a sisterly relationship with Yamuna (Yamuna is the

daughter of the sun and Radha is the daughter of Vrsabhanu, the sun in

Taurus).

 

divya kundalata narma sakhya-dama-vibhusita

govardhanadharahladi srngara-rasa-pandita

 

76. She is adorneine Kundalata's friendship, 77. She is the professor in

amorous rapture, giving joy to the holder of Govardhana.

 

girindra-dhara vaksah srih sankhacudari-jivanam

gokulendra-suta-prema kama-bhupendra-pattanam

 

78. She is Laksm holder of Govardhan, 79. She is the life of the enemy of

Sankhacuda, 80. She is the settlement of Cupid for the love of the son of

Gokulendra.

 

vrsa-vidhvamsa nti sva-nirmita sarovara

nija kunda-jala-krida jita sankarsananuja

 

81. Who made Her own pond after the killer of Arista mocked Her, 82. Who

defeats Sankarsana's younger brother in sports in Her own pond.

 

mura-mardana mattebha vihara-mrta-dirghika

girindra-dhara-parindra rati-yuddhoru simhika

 

83. She is the ambrosial pond of enjoyment for the intoxicated elephant who

defeated Mura, 84. She is a powerful lioness fighting amorous sports with

the king of lions, the holder of the best of mountains.

 

sva tanu-saurabhonmatti krta mohana madhava

dor-muloccalana krida vyakuli-krta kesava

 

85. Who enchants cating bodily fragrance, 86. Who agitates Kesava by

playfully showing Her armpit.

 

nija kunda-tati kunja klrpta keli kalodyama

divya malli-kulollasi sayyakalpita vigraha

 

87. Who expands Her artful plays in the kunja on the bank of Her own pond,

88. Who makes a bed of divine jasmine flowers there with joy.

 

krsna vama-bhuja nyasta caru daksina gandaka

savya bahu-lata baddha krsna daksina sad-bhuja

 

89. Who places Her beautiful right cheek on Krsna's left arm, 90. Who holds

Krsna's right arm with Her left vine-like arm.

 

krsna daksina caruru slista vamoru-rambhika

girindra-dhara drg-vaksor mardi-sustana-parvata

 

91. Whose beautiful, broad, banana-like left hip touches Krsna's right hip,

92. Whose nice, mountain-like breasts are being massaged by the Holder of

Govardhana.

 

govindadhara piyusa vasitadhara-pallava

sudha-sancaya carukti sitali-krta madhava

 

93. Whose leaf-like lips are scented by the nectar of Govinda's lips, 94.

Whose beautiful words distribute nectar, cooling Madhava off.

 

govindodgirna tambula raga rajyat kapolika

krsna sambhoga saphali-krta manmatha sambhava

 

95. Whose cheeks are colored by the pan from Govinda's lips, 96. Who

realizes Krsna's fancies of amorous enjoyments.

 

govinda marjitoddanmukha

visakha vijita krida-santi nidralu-vigraha

 

97. The profuse perspiration from whose face is wiped off by Govinda, 98.

Who is being fanned by Visakha when She falls asleep after playing with

Krsna.

 

govinda-carana-nyasta kaya-manasa jivana

svapranarbuda nirmanchya hari pada-rajah kana

 

99. Who has placed Her life, body and mind at Govinda's lotus feet, 100. Who

worships the dust of Hari's lotus feet with billions of hearts.

 

anumatracyutadarsa sayyamanatma locana

nitya-nutana govinda vaktra-subhramsu-darsana

 

101. Who curses Her eyes for every second that they do not see Acyuta, 102.

Who beholds Govinda's ever-fresh moonlike face.

 

nihsima hari-madhurya saundaryadyeka-bhogini

sapatnya dhama murali-matra bhagya kataksini

 

103. Who is the only enjoyer of Hari's endless sweetness and beauty, 104.

Who can only blink at the fortune of Her co-wife, the Murali flute.

 

gadha buddhi-bala krida jita vamsi-vikarsini

narmokti candrikotphulla krsna kamabdi-vardhini

 

105. Who takes Krsna's flute after defeating Him in a gambling match, 106.

Who increases the ocean of Krsna's desires by the full moonbeams of

Her joking words.

 

vraja-candrendridhu-salika

krsna sarvendriyonmadi radhetyaksara-yugmaka

 

107. Who is the moonlike resting place for all the senses of the moon of

Vraja (Sri Krsna), 108. The two syllables of Whose name Ra-dha madden

all of Krsna's senses.

 

idam sri radhika namnam astottara satojjvalam

sri radhalambhakam nama stotram caru-rasayanam

 

yo dhite parama pritya dinah katara-manasah

sa natham acirenaiva sa natham iksate dhruvam

 

Whoever recites these 108 names of Sri Radha, that consists of all

beautiful, nectarean Radha-nama, with great love, humility and eagerness,

will certainly and swiftly behold her Mistress.

 

iti srimad raghunatha dasa gosvami viracita stavavalyam

sri radhika-stottara-sata nama stotram sampurnam.

 

Thus ends Srimad Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami's Sri Radhika's 108

names-prayer.