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Srimati Radhika


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 Radharani:
 
"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."

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Sri Sri Radha-kripa-kataksha-stava-raja


An Appeal to Srimati Radharani from the Urdhvamnaya-tantra
Composed by Lord Siva

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munindra-vrinda-vandite triloka-shoka-harini
 prasanna-vaktra-pankaje nikunja-bhu-vilasini
vrajendra-bhanu-nandini vrajendra-sunu-sangate
 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 me?


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ashoka-vriksha-vallari-vitana-mandapa-sthite
 pravala-vala-pallava-prabharunanghri-komale
varabhaya-spurat-kare prabhuta-sampadalaye
 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 greatest worshiper

Krsna-Vallabha - Lord Krsna's beloved

Krsna-Samyuta - Lord Krsna's constant companion

Vrndavanesvari - queen of Vrndavana

Krsna-Priya - beloved of Lord Krsna

Madana-Mohini - more charming than Kamadeva

Srimati - beautiful

Krsna-Kanta - Lord Krsna beloved

Krsnananda-Pradayini - the giver of bliss to Lord Krsna

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SRIMATI  RADHARANI
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 sarvari-mukhe
iti kena sada sriyojjvalam - tulanam arhati mat-priyananam
 
"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
mada-kala-cala-bhrngi-bhranti-bhangim dadhano - 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 kutah
sri-govardhana-kalpa-padapa-tale kalindi-vane kutah
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
 - gokula-taruni-mandala-mahite
 
damodara-rati-vardhana-vese
hari-niskuta-vrnda-vipinese
 
vrsabhanudadhi-nava-sasi-lekhe
lalita-sakhi guna-ramita-visakhe
 
karunam kuru mayi karuna-bharite
sanaka-sanatana-varnita-carite
 
(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!
 
 

radha carana
Lotus feet of Srimati Radharani