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Sunday, October 22, 2017

64 Arts

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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. 

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Elephant

when Krishna was leaving Vrindavana, the gopis entreated him not to leave. Krishna put an impossible condition on them and said that if they could produce an elephant, he would not leave. Not being able to find an elephant, nine gopis came together and formed an elephant and this is called the navnarikunjara.
http://www.columbia.edu/itc/mealac/pritchett/00routesdata/1400_1499/krishnabhakti/gopis/gopis.html