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Shri Radha-Prarthana

Shri Vithalacarya


kripayati yadi radha badhitashesha-badha

kim apara-vishishtam pushti-maryadayor me

yadi vadati ca kincit smera-hasodita-shrir

dvija-vara-mani-panktya mukti-shuktya tada kim (1)


If Shrimati Radhika is merciful to me, then all obstacles to my devotion will be

removed. There will be nothing more for me to attain because I will have received

the fruits offered by the paths of both vaidhi-marga and raga-marga. And if She will

speak to me while smiling gently, I will see Her brilliant rows of teeth which are like

lines of priceless jewels. Having seen them one time, the goal of gaining liberation

from material existence will be rendered insignificant.


shyamasundara shikhanda-shekhara

smera-hasa murali-manohara

radhika-rasika mam kripa-nidhe

sva-priya-carana-kinkarim kuru (2)


O Shyamasundara! O You whose head is adorned with peacock feathers! Your face is

always graced with a playful smile, Your flute-playing is enchanting, and You are

expert in relishing rasa with Shrimati Radhika. Because You are an ocean of mercy,

I am appealing to You to please make me a kinkari (maidservant) at the feet of Your





radhika-pada-tale krita-sthitim

tvam bhajami rasikendra-shekhara (3)


You are the Lord of the life of the daughter of Vrishabhanu Maharaja and are like a bee

who is always eager to taste the nectar of Her lips. O Rasika-shekhara, foremost of those

who are rasika! I donít desire anything other than to always reside at the feet of

Shriati Radhika.


samvidhaya dashane trinam vibho

prarthaye vraja-mahendra-nandana

astu mohana tavati-vallabha

janma-janmani mad-ishvari priya (4)


O Nanda-nandana! O all-pervading Prabhu! O You who enchant my mind, and indeed,

the minds of all! Taking a piece of straw in my teeth, my humble entreaty to You is

that She, who is the love of Your life, will remain my dear worshipable goddess birth

after birth.