Click here to load whole tree
NITAAI-Veda.nyf > Compiled and Imp Scriptures > Glories of Shri Radha > Family of Shri Radha > Shrimati Radha

Shrimati Radharani

From Shrila Rupa Goswami's Radha-Krishna Gannodesha Dipika.

TEXT 135

Shrimati Radharani

Among all the beautiful gopis Shrimati Radharani is the best. Radharani is the queen of Vrndavana. She has many famous friends, headed by Lalita and Visakha.

TEXT 136 - 139

Shrimati Radharani's rival is Candravali. Among Candravali's friends are Padma, Syama, Saibya, Bhadra, Vicitra, Gopali, Palika, Candrasalika, Mangala, Vimala, Lila, Taralaksi, Manorama, Kandarpa-manjari, Manjubhasini, Khanjaneksana, Kumuda, Kairavi, Sari, Saradaksi, Visarada, Sankari, Kunkuma, Krishna, Sarangi, Indravali, Siva, Taravali, Gunavati, Sumukhi, Keli-manjari, Haravali, Cakoraksi, Bharati and Kamala.

TEXT 140

The beautiful gopis may be considered in hundreds of groups, each group containing hundreds of thousands of gopis.

TEXT 141

Among all these gopis the most important are Shrimati Radharani, Candravali, Bhadra, Syama and Palika. These gopis are full of all transcendental good qualities.

TEXT 142

Of these gopis Shrimati Radharani and Candravali are the best. Each of them has millions of doe-eyed gopi followers.

TEXT 143

Because She possesses all charm and sweetness, Shrimati Radharani is the better of the two. She is supremely famous. In the Sruti-sastra She is known by the name Gandharva-devi.

TEXT 144

Shri Krishna, the cowherd prince whose charming sweetness has no equal or superior, is very dear to Shrimati Radharani. She considers Him millions and millions of times more dear than Her own life's breath.

TEXT 145

Now the beauty of Shrimati Radharani's trancendental form will be described. Shrimati Radharani is expert in all the fine arts and Her transcendental form is like an ocean of nectar.

TEXT 146

Her splendid bodily luster is like the yellow pigment gorocana, molten gold, or stationary lightning.

TEXT 147

She wears wonderfully beautiful blue garments and She is decorated with various pearls and flowers.

TEXT 148

She is very beautiful and She has long nicely braided hair. She is decorated with a garland of flowers and a beautiful pearl necklace.

TEXT 149

Her splendid forehead is decorated with the red pigment sindura and with beautiful locks of curling hair.

TEXT 150

Decorated with blue bangles, Her arms have defeated Cupid's staff with their beauty.

TEXT 151

Decorated with black mascara and reaching back almost to Her ears, Shrimati Radharani's lotus eyes are the most beautiful in all the three planetary systems.

TEXT 152

Her nose is as beautiful as a sesame flower and it is nicely decorated with a pearl. She is anointed with various perfumes. She is splendidly beautiful.

TEXT 153

Her ears are decorated with wonderful earrings and Her nectarean lips defeat the red lotus flowers.

TEXT 154

Her teeth are like a row of pearls and Her tongue is very beautiful. Decorated with a nectarean smile of pure love for Krishna, Her beautiful face is a splendid as millions of moons.

TEXT 155

The beauty of Her chin has defeated and bewildered the demigod Cupid. Decorated with a drop of musk, Her chin appears like a golden lotus flower with a bumblebee.

TEXT 156

Bearing all the marks of wonderful beauty, Her neck is decorated with a string of pearls. Her neck, back and sides are enchantingly beautiful.

TEXT 157

Her beautiful breasts are like two splendid waterpots covered with a bodice and decorated with a necklace of pearls.

TEXT 158

Her beautiful enchanting arms are decorated with jeweled armlets.

TEXT 159
Her arms are also decorated with jeweled bracelets and other kinds of jeweled ornaments. Her hands are like two red lotus flowers illuminated by the series of moons that are Her fingernails.