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Shri Radhikashtaka from the Suka-sari-stava,

by Shrila Krishnadasa Kaviraja

Versification by Dravida dasa

 

 

1.

kunkumakta-kancanabja-garva-hari-gaurabha

     pitanancitabja-gandha-kirti-nindi-saurabha

ballavesha-sunu-sarva-vanchitartha-sadhika

     mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasyadastu radhika

 

Her gold complexion steals the pride of golden lotus tinged with red.

Her fragrance mocks the scent of lotus bloom with saffron powder spread.

Her skill in satisfying Shri Hari is perfect and complete...

May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus feet.

 

2.

kauravinda-kanti-nindi-citra-patöa-shaöika

     krishna-matta-bhringa-keli-phulla-pushpa-vaöika

krishna-nitya-sangamartha-padmabandhu-radhika

     mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasyadastu radhika

 

Her wondrous silken garments shame the splendor rubies can display.

She is a blooming garden where the bee of Krishna loves to play.

She worships Surya every day so She and Madhava can meet . . .

May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus feet.

 

3.

saukumarya-srishöa-pallavali-kirti-nigraha

     candra-candanotpalendu-sevya-shita-vigraha

svabhimarsha-ballavisa-kama-tapa-badhika

     mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasyadastu radhika

 

Eclipsed by Radha's tenderness, the fame of budding blossoms dims.

The moon, the lotus, sandal paste, and camphor serve Her cooling limbs.

When Krishna burns with love's desires, Her soothing touch dispels the heat . . .

May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus feet.

 

4.

vishva-vandya-yauvatabhivanditapi ya rama

     rupa-navya-yauvanadi-sampada na yat-sama

shila-harda-lilaya ca sa yato 'sti nadhika

     mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasyadastu radhika

 

Though youthful goddesses adored by all adore the goddess Shri,

She lacks Shri Radha's beauty, youth, and every other quality.

So when it comes to lovers' sports, with Radha no one can compete . . .

May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus feet.

 

5.

rasa-lasya-gita-narma-sat-kalali-pandita

     prema-ramya-rupa-vesha-sad-gunali-mandita

vishva-navya-gopa-yoshid-alito 'pi yadhika

     mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasyadastu radhika

 

In arts like dancing, singing, joking Radha is by far the best.

She shines with endless traits divine, like love and gorgeous form and dress.

Among the famous gopis of Vrndavan, She's supremely sweet . . .

May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus feet.

 

6.

nitya-navya-rupa-keli-krishnabhava-sampada

     krishnaraga-bandha-yauvateshu kampada

krishna-rupa-vesha-keli-lagna-sat-samadhika

     mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasyadastu radhika

 

Eternal pastimes, beauty, youth, and love for Krishna make Her rich.

The loving gopis tremble just to see Her love, at highest pitch.

Her meditation on Shri Krishna's form and pastimes is complete . . .

May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus feet.

 

7.

sveda-kampa-kanöakashru-gadgadadi-sancita-

     marsha-harsha-vamatadi-bhava-bhushanancita

krishna-netra-toshi-ratna-mandanali-dadhika

     mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasyadastu radhika

 

Perspiring, trembling, hairs on end, and crying, falt'ring of the voice,

Impatience, joy, and guile - these signs of rapture make Her friends rejoice.

For Krishna's eyes Her many jeweled ornaments provide a treat . . .

May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus feet.

 

8.

ya kshanardha-krishna-viprayoga-santatodita-

     neka-dainya-capaladi-bhava-vrinda-todita

yatna-labdha-krishna-sanga-nirgatakhiladhika

     mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasyadastu radhika

 

Apart from Krishna for a moment, Radha feels anxiety

And restlessness and other moods - the highest kind of ecstasy.

But when She meets Him with some effort, all Her sufferings retreat . . .

May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus feet.

 

9.

ashöakena yas tv anena nauti krishna-vallabham

     darshane 'pi shailajadi-yoshid-ali-durlabham

krishna-sanga-nanditatma-dasya-sidhu-bhajanam

     tam karoti nanditali-sancayashu sa janam

 

Exalted goddesses like Parvati can hardly ever see

Shri Krishna's lover, Radhika. But if a humble devotee

Recites these verses, then Shri Radha, who enjoys with Shri Hari,

Will pour the nectar of Her service down on him eternally.