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Shri Radhikastaka

 

(Eight prayers Glorifying Shri Radhika)

 

 

1. rasa valita-mrgaksi-mauli-manikya-laksmih

pramudita-muravairi-prema-vapi-marali

vraja-vara-vrsabhanoh punya-girvana-valli

snapayatu nija-dasye radhika mam kada nu

 

When will Shri Radhika, who is a splendid ruby in the crown of all nectarean doe-eyed girls, a swan swimming in the lake of love for jubilant Lord Krishna, and a celestial vine sprouted from Vraja's exalted King Vrsabhanu, bathe me in Her service?

 

2. sphurad-aruna-dukula-dyotitodyan-nitamba-

sthalam abhi vara-kanci-lasyam ullasayanti

kuca-kalasa-vilasa-sphita-mukta-sara-shrih

snapayatu nija-dasye radhika mam kada nu

 

When will Shri Radhika, who makes the sash of bells dance on Her hips splendid with red silk, and whose necklace of large pearls plays on the waterpots of Her breasts, bathe me in Her service?

 

3. sarasija-vara-garbhakharva-kantih samudyat-

tarunima-ghanasaraslista-kaisora-sidhuh

dara-vikasita-hasya-syandi-bimbadharagra

snapayatu nija-dasye radhika mam kada nu

 

When will Shri Radhika, who is as splendid as a great lotus whorl, who is new nectar mixed with the camphor of youth, and whose bimba fruit lips blossom with a gentle smile, bathe me in Her service?

 

4. ati-catulataram tam kananantar milantam

vraja-nrpati-kumaram viksya sanka-kulaksi

madhura-mrdu-vacobhih samstuta netra-bhangya

snapayatu nija-dasye radhika mam kada nu

 

When will Shri Radhika, who, accidentally meeting restless Krishna in the outskirts of the forest, stared at Him with suspicious eyes as He cast amorous glances at Her and flattered Her with many sweet and gentle words, bathe me in Her service?

 

5. vraja-kula-mahilanam prana-bhutakhilanam

pasupa-pati-grhinyah krishna-vat-prema-patram

su-lalita-lalitantah-sneha-phullantaratma

snapayatu nija-dasye radhika mam kada nu

 

When will Shri Radhika, who the girls of Vraja love as much as their own lives, who the gopa queen Yasoda loves as much as Lord Krishna, and who makes the heart of charming Lalita blossom with love, bathe me in Her service?

 

6. niravadhi sa-visakha sakhi-yutha-prasunaih

srajam iha racayanti vaijayantim vanante

agha-vijaya-varorah-preyasi sreyasi sa

snapayatu nija-dasye radhika mam kada nu

 

When will Shri Radhika, who in the company of Visakha at the forest's edge strings a Vaijayanti garland from the flowers of many trees, and who is the beautiful beloved resting on Lord Krishna's handsome chest, bathe me in Her service?

 

7. prakatita-nija-vasam snigdha-venu-pranadair

druta-gati-harim arat prapya kunje smitaksi

sravana-kuhara-kandum tanvati namra-vaktra

snapayatu nija-dasye radhika mam kada nu

 

When will Shri Radhika, who smelling the fragrance of Lord Krishna and hearing the sweet sounds of His flute, ran to Him in the forest grove and, scratching Her ears, approached Him with smiling eyes and lowered face, bathe me in Her service?

 

8. amala-kamala-raji-sparsa-vata-prasite

nija-sarasi nidaghe sayam ullasiniyam

parijana-gana-yukta kridayanti bakarim

snapayatu nija-dasye radhika mam kada nu

 

When will Shri Radhika, who on a summer evening happily plays with Lord Krishna by Her own lake cooled by breezes touching the many splendid lotuses, bathe me in Her service?

 

9. pathati vimala-ceta mista-radhastakam yah

parihrta-nikhilasa-santatih katarah san

pasupa-pati-kumarah kamam amoditas tam

nija-jana-gana-madhye radhikayas tanoti

 

Pleased with any person who, abandoning all hope of material happiness and overwhelmed with love, reads this sweet Shri Radhastaka with a pure heart, the prince of Vraja of His own accord places him among Shri Radha's personal associates.