The Glories of Srimati Radharani
From the Rk-parisistha:
"Srimati Radharani is always to be found with
Sri Krsna, and Madhava is always to be seen with Radhika. One is never without the other's company."
From the Gopalottara-tapani:
"She is the embodiment of maha-bhava, or the
highest transcendental ecstasy, and none of the other gopis, or cowherd damsels of Vrndavana, possesses Her excellent qualities.
Radharani is therefore known as the most famous Gandharva."
In the Padma Purana Narada Muni describes Srimati
"As much as Srimati Radhika is dear to Lord
Krsna, Her pond Radha-kunda is as beloved to Him. Among all the gopis Srimati Radharani is most dear to Krsna.
From the Ujjvala-nilamani of Srila Rupa Goswami
"The principal characteristics of Srimati
Radharani, the Queen of Vrndavan, are that She is charming, ever-youthful, has roving eyes, and ever-sparkling smile, a body
marked with all auspicious lines, Her fragrance drives Krsna mad with desire. She is an exponent of fine music, has sharp
intelligence, is dextrous, shy, respectable, patient, grave, playful, eager to display the highest ecstasy of maha-bhava,
that She is the primary source of supreme spiritual love, the most famous, the object of attraction for Her elders, that She
is controlled by the love of Her girlfriends, the principal of Krsna's many loves, and She has Him always under Her control."
Sri Sri Radha-kripa-kataksha-stava-raja
An Appeal to Srimati Radharani from the
Composed by Lord Siva
kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam
O goddess worshiped by the kings of sages,
O goddess who remove the sufferings of the three worlds, O goddess whose face is a blossoming lotus, O goddess who enjoy pastimes
in the forest, O daughter of Vrishabhanu, O companion of Vrajas prince, when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon
kada karishyasiha mam kripa-kataksha-bhajanam
O goddess staying in a vine-cottage by
an ashoka tree, O goddess whose delicate feet are as splendid as red blossoms, O goddess whose hand grants fearlessness, O
abode of transcendetal opulences, when will You cast Your merciful sidelong glance upon me?
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Sri Radha Radhika - Lord Krsna's
Krsna-Vallabha - Lord Krsna's
Krsna-Samyuta - Lord Krsna's
Vrndavanesvari - queen of Vrndavana
Krsna-Priya - beloved of Lord
Madana-Mohini - more charming
Srimati - beautiful
Krsna-Kanta - Lord Krsna beloved
Krsnananda-Pradayini - the
giver of bliss to Lord Krsna
Read all names of Srimati Radhika
tapta-kancana-gaurangi radhe vrndavanesvari
vrsabhanu-sute devi pranamami hari-priye
tapta--molten; kancana--(like) gold; gaura--fair
complexion; angi--O one whose body; radhe--O Radharani, vrndavana-isvari-- O Queen of Vrndavana; vrsabhanu-sute--O daughter
of King Vrsabhanu; devi--O goddess; pranamami--I offer my respects; hari-priye--O one who is very dear to Lord Krsna.
I offer my respects to Radharani, whose bodily
complexion is like molten gold and who is the Queen of Vrndavana. You are the daughter of King Vrsabhanu, and You are very
dear to Lord Krsna.
vidhur eti diva virupatam - sata-patram bata
iti kena sada sriyojjvalam - tulanam arhati
"Although the effulgence of the moon is brilliant
initially at night, in the daytime it fades away. Similarly, although the lotus is beautiful during the daytime, at night
it closes. But, O My friend, the face of My most dear Srimati Radharani is always bright and beautiful, both day and night.
Therefore, to what can Her face be compared? (This verse is spoken by Sri Krsna to Madhumangala - Vidagdha-madhava)
pramada- rasa- taranga-smera-ganda-sthala
yah - smara-dhanur anubandhi-bhru-lata-las ya-bhajah
- hrdayam idam adanksit paksmalaksyah kataksah
"When Srimati Radharani smiles, waves of
joy overtake Her cheeks, and Her arched eyebrows dance like the bow of Cupid. Her glance is so enchanting that it is like
a dancing bumblebee, moving unsteadily due to intoxication. That bee has bitten the whorl of My heart." (Vidagdha-madhava
he radhe vraja-devike ca lalite he nanda-suno
gosantav iti sarvato vraja-pure khedair maha-vihvalau
vande rupa-sanatanau raghu-yugau sri-jiva-gopalakau
I offer my respectful obeisances unto the
six Gosvamls namely Sri Rupa Gosvami, Sri Sanatana Gosvami, Sri Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami, Sri Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami, Sri
Jiva Gosvami, and Sri Gopala Bhatta Gosvami, who were chanting very loudly everywhere in Vrndavana, shouting, "Queen of bVrndavana,
Radharani! O Lalita! O son of Nanda Maharaja! Where are you all now? Are you just on the
hill of Govardhana, or are you under the
trees on the bank of the Yamuna? Where are you? These were their moods in executing Krsna consciousness.
radhe jaya jaya madhava-dayite
karunam kuru mayi karuna-bharite
(chorus) O Radha! O beloved of Madhava! O
You who are worshiped by all the young girls of Gokula! All glories unto You! All glories unto You!
(1-3) 0 You who dress Yourself in such a
way as to increase Lord Damodara's love and attachment for You! O queen of Vrndavana, which is the pleasure grove of Lord
Hari! O new moon who has arisen from the ocean of King Vrsabhanu! 0 friend of Lalita! O You who make Visakha loyal to You
due to Your wonderful qualities of friendliness, kindness, and faithfulness to Krsna! O You who are filled with compassion!
O You whose divine characteristics are described by the great sages Sanaka and Sanatana! O Radha, please be merciful to me!
|Lotus feet of Srimati Radharani