Monday, February 23, 2015


Veëu-Gétä — The Gopés Glorify the Song of Kåñëa’s Flute — (Çrémad Bhägavatam–10.21.1-20)

Praëaya-Gétä — Kåñëa and the Gopés Meet for the Räsa Dance — (Çrémad Bhägavatam–10.29.31-41)

Gopé-Gétä — The Gopés’ Songs of Separation — (Çrémad Bhägavatam–10.31.1-19)

Yugala-Gétä — The Gopés Sing of Kåñëa as He Wanders in the Forest — (Çrémad Bhägavatam–10.35.2-25)

Bhramara-Gétä — The Song of the Bee — (Çrémad Bhägavatam–10.47.12-21)



Venu Gita

Friday, February 13, 2015


Flooring Krishna

Coming out of the pretty house of Radha, Krishna asked Chandravali,
“Hey Radha, how do you do?” and hearing those words,
Chandravali says “Hey Kamsa, how do you do?”
Krishna retorts “Oh girl! have you lost your senses,
Where was Kamsa seen by you?”
Chandravali asks in the same vein “Where was Radha seen by you?”
Floored, Krishna shyly bends down his head and smiles

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Conversations Between Colleagues

Padma(smiling): O Radha, please give me permission to depart. I shall quickly go to Sakisthali village and bring pleaure to my dear friend, Candravali, who sings the glories of Lord Krishna. 

Vishaka(laughing): Padma, you are fortunate. your dear friend, Candravali, can remain happy simply by singing about Krishna, even though she does not get the opportunity to see Him. 

Padma: Vishaka, why do you not also act in that way? 

Vishaka: Ah, how will we become able to act like that? 

Padma: Why not? 

Vishaka: O charming girl, my friend, Radhika, becomes agitated simply by the sound of the name, Krishna. 

Padma: (Aside) She praises the glory of her friend, Radha's love for Krishna. So be it. (Openly) Vishaka, you are genuinely happy. I and my friends are actually unhappy. 

Lalita: Padma, you do not suffer at all. 

Padma: Lalita, don't speak in this way. We are constantly in the dressing room, stringing garlands for Candravali, arranging her hair, anointing her bimba fruit lips with red cosmetics, and decorating her in many ways. Our suffering is a great network that has no end. 

Vishaka(laughing):O Padma, it is true. You and your friends have many sufferings. I and my friends have only one. 

Padma: Oh! What is that? 

Vishaka: For Radha, Krishna is like an unreachable star shining in the sky. Radha is continually tormented by the desire to attain this unattainable Krishna, Who is like a regal young maddened elephant enjoying pastimes on the shore of the Yamuna. 

Lalita(smiling): O Vishaka, there is one more very severe suffering. How have you forgotten it? 

Vishaka: Lalita, what is it? Please remind me. 

Lalita: O simple girl, it is that, moment by moment, we must continually apply yavaka cosmetics to the flower blossoms of Raha's feet. 

Vishaka(laughs): O crooked liar, Lalita, stop! Stop! Radha's feet are anointed with the mineral pigment from Krishna's head. They are not anointed with yavaka. 

Radhika(Embarassed):Padma, don't listen to the words of these foul-mouthed girls. just go at once to your dear friend, Candravali. 

Padma: As my dear friend orders. (She exits).

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Difference From Radha

Radharani’s mood is fiery, She doesn’t always accept what Krishna does and She looks like as She is rejecting Him. Sri Radha becomes angry and refuses to see the Lord. Krishna is so much in love with Her that in every way tries to appease Her.

Lalita Devi supports Radharani’s mood and pushes Her not to accept anything Krishna does. Otherwise, Lalita says, He will be out of control. In order to control the Lord so that He doesn’t make Radharani suffer, the Gopis headed by Lalila and Vishakha, chastise Sri Krishna and tell Him what is the right thing to do.
Candravali’s mood is different. She is deeply surrendered to Krishna and accepts whatever He does, and so her sakhis do.

Seeing Radharani’s and Her friend’s mood, they cannot tolerate to see Krishna confronted and sometimes chastised. They say Sri Krishna can do whatever He likes, and so they criticize Radharani for this.

Already separated by a difference of mentality and also seeing their dearest friend Radharani criticized, Radha’s sakhis are in constant battling mood against Candravali and her group.

You may remember that time when Sri Raghunatha Dasa Gosvami, who is a manjari in Lalita’s party, received some milk. He asked to the devotee where that milk came from and the devotee answered “from Sakhisthali” (Candravali’s place). Only by hearing the name of Sakhisthali, Sri Dasa Gosvami became angry and said “I’ll never accept anything coming from Candravali.”
These are the ways of transcendental plays.

Radharani’s sentiments are deeper and stronger. Those types of feelings give more pleasure to the Lord. Still for her intrinsec nature, Candravali Devi cannot partake of that mood and so two confronting ganas (parties) are eternally existing in Vrindavana. 

Saturday, February 7, 2015


Maharshi Narayana narrated to Narada about the background of Gopika Susheela of Rasamandali of Goloka. She was deeply desirous of Shri Krishna and Devi Radha was annoyed and asked Susheela to leave Goloka.

Almost instantly Shri Krishna disappeared and Devi Radha was confused and prayed to him saying that despite her being with him for long, she could not overcome the temperament of a woman. As though he pardoned Devi Radha, Shri Krishna re-appeared at Goloka.

Meanwhile, Devi Susheela assumed the name of Dakshina Devi and performed harsh Tapasya to Shri Hari and the latter blessed her and handed her over to Brahma who in turn

  1. declared her as the wife of Yagna Deva. 
  2. ‘Phala’ was the son of Dakshina and Yagna. 
Brahma-vaivarta Purana

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Aside from the 
  1. eight varistha-gopas and the 
  2. eight vara-gopis
sixty four gopis are considered most important. Their names are :

1. Ratnaprabha, 
2. Ratikala, 
3. Subhadra, 
4. Ratika, 
5. Sumukhi, 
6. Dhanistha, 
7. Kalahamsi, 
8. Kalapini, 
9. Madhavi, 
10. Malati, 
11. Candrarekha, 
12. Kunjari, 
13. Harini, 
14. Capala, 
15. Damni, 
16. Surabhi, 
17. Subhanana, 
18. Kurangaksi, 
19. Sucarita, 
20. Mandali, 
21. Manikundala, 
22. Candrika, 
23. Candralatika, 
24. Pankajaksi, 
25. Sumandira, 
26. Rasalika, 
27. Tilakini, 
28. Sauraseni, 
29. Sugandhika, 
30. Ramani, 
31. Kamanagari, 
32. Nagari, 
33. Nagavenika, 
34. Manjumedha, 
35. Sumadhura, 
36. Sumadhya, 
37. Madhureksana, 
38. Tanumadhya, 
39. Madhuspanda, 
40. Gunacuda, 
41. Varangada, 
42. Tungabhadra, 
43. Rasottunga, 
44. Rangavati, 
45. Susangata, 
46. Citrarekha, 
47. Vicitrangi, 
48. Modini, 
49. Madanalasa, 
50. Kalakanthi, 
51. Sasikala, 
52. Kamala, 
53. Madhurendira, 
54. Kandarpa-sundari, 
55. Kamalatika, 
56. Prema-manjari, 
57. Kaveri, 
58. Carukavara, 
59. Sukesi, 
60. Manjukesi, 
61. Harahira, 
62. Mahahira, 
63. Harakanthi, 
64. Manohara.