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Lotus Feet & Hands of Shri Radha

radha-pada-saroja-bhaktim acalam udvikshya nishkaitavam

pritah svam bhajato 'pi nirbhara-maha-premnadhikam sarvasah

alingaty atha cumbati sva-vadanat tambulam asye 'rpayet

kanthe svam vana-malikam api mama nyasyet kada mohanah 118

"When, seeing my sincere and unwavering devotion to Shri Radha's Lotus Feet, a devotion filled with boundless love greater even than the love He feels for His own devotees, will charming Lord Krishna embrace me, kiss me, take the betelnuts from His mouth and place them in my mouth, and place His own forest garland upon me?

at-prema-sindhu-makaranda-rasaugha-dhara-

saran ajasram abhitah sravad-ashriteshu

shri-radhike tava kada caranaravindam

govinda-jivana-dhanam sirasa vahami 22

"O Shri Radha, when will I place on my head Your lotus feet, which are a flood of the nectar of spiritual love, a flood that always flows among Your devotees, and are the treasure more dear than life for Lord Krishna?"

alam vishaya-vartaya naraka-koti-bibhatsaya

vritha sruti-katha-sramo bata bibhemi kaivalyatah

paresa-bhajanonmada yadi sukadayah kim tatah

param tu mama radhika-pada-rase mano majjatu 84

"Why talk of material things? Why fear millions of hells? I do fear impersonal liberation. Why should I become mad, like Sukadeva Gosvami and a host of others, after worshiping the Supreme Lord? I would rather that my mind plunges into the nectar at Shri Radha's feet."

upasya-caranambuje vraja-bhritam kisori-ganair

mahadbhir api purushair aparibhavya-bhavotsave

agadha-rasa-dhamani sva-pada-padma-seva-vidhau

vidhehi madhurojjvalam iva kritim mamadhisvari 123

"O queen whose lotus feet are worshiped by the girls of Vraja, O queen whose festival of love is inconceivable to the great saints, O queen who is the abode of fathomless nectar, please give to me the sweet glory of service to Your lotus feet."

kamam tulikaya karena harina yalaktakair ankita

nana-keli-vidagdha-gopa-ramani-vrindais tatha vandita

ya sanguptataya tathopanishadam hridy eva vidyotite

sa radha-carana-dvayi mama gatir lasyaika-lilamayi 206

"Shri Radha's playful dancing feet, which Krishna, holding a painter's brush in His hand, paints with red lac, to which the playful, intelligent, and beautiful gopis offer obeisances, and which, splendid and glorious, are hidden in the heart of the Uapnishads, are the only goal of my life."

vrindavanesvari tavaiva padaravindam

premamritaika-makaranda-rasaugha-purnam

hridy arpitam madhu-pateh smara-tapam ugram

nirvapayet parama-sitalam asrayami 13

"O queen of Vrindavana, I take shelter of Your lotus feet, which are flooded with nectar, which are cool and pleasing, and which, placed over Lord Krishna's heart, extinguish the blazing fire of desire that torments Him."

Auspicious Markings on Shrimati Radharani's Hands

Radha-Krishna Gannodesha Dipika TEXT 160:

Shrimati Radharani's hands are decorated with many auspicious markings such as the signs of the bumblebee, lotus, crescent moon, earring, parasol, sacrificial post, conchshell, tree, flower, camara and svastika.

TEXT 161

These auspicious marks are manifest in various ways on Shrimati Radharani's lotus hands. Her splendidly beautiful fingers are also decorated with jeweled rings.

TEXT 165

Her beautiful lotus feet are decorated with jeweled ankle-bells and Her toes with toe rings as beautiful as the treasure of Varuna.