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From: kalaivani retnavellu (kalaivani4krishna_at_hotmail.com)
Date: Fri Feb 08 2002 - 05:55:04 PST

radhe krishna!
namo narayana

dear bhaagavatas,
lets continue onwards...

Sri Radhikastaka
from the Govinda-lilamrta, by Srila Krsnadasa Kaviraja
Versification by Dravida dasa
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1. Her gold complexion steals the pride of golden
lotus tinged with red.
Her fragrance mocks the scent of lotus bloom with
saffron powder spread.
Her skill in satisfying Sri Hari is perfect and
complete . . .
May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus
feet.

2. Her wondrous silken garments shame the splendor
rubies can display.
She is a blooming garden where the bee of Krsna loves
to play.
She worships Surya every day so She and Madhava can
meet . . .
May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus
feet.

3. Eclipsed by Radha's tenderness, the fame of budding
blossoms dims.
The moon, the lotus, sandal paste, and camphor serve
Her cooling limbs.
When Krsna burns with love's desires, Her soothing
touch dispels the heat . . .
May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus
feet.

4. Though youthful goddesses adored by all adore the
goddess Sri,
She lacks Sri Radha's beauty, youth, and every other
quality.
So when it comes to lovers' sports, with Radha no one
can compete . . .
May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus
feet.

5. In arts like dancing, singing, joking Radha is by
far the best.
She shines with endless traits divine, like love and
gorgeous form and
dress.
Among the famous gopis of Vrndavan, She's supremely
sweet . . .
May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus
feet.

6. Eternal pastimes, beauty, youth, and love for Krsna
make Her rich.
The loving gopis tremble just to see that love, at
highest pitch.
Her meditation on Sri Krsna's form and pastimes is
complete . . .
May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus
feet.

7. Perspiring, trembling, hairs on end, and crying,
falt'ring of the voice,
Impatience, joy, and guile--these signs of rapture
make Her friends rejoice.
For Krsna's eyes Her many jeweled ornaments provide a
treat . . .
May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus
feet.

8. Apart from Krsna for a moment, Radha feels anxiety
And restlessness and other moods--the highest kind of
ecstasy.
But when She meets Him with some effort, all Her
sufferings retreat . . .
May Radhika bestow on me the service of Her lotus
feet.

9. Exalted goddesses like Parvati can hardly ever see
Sri Krsna's lover, Radhika. But if a humble devotee
Recites these verses, then Sri Radha, who enjoys with
Sri Hari,
Will pour the nectar of Her service down on him
eternally.

lottsa krishna premai
kalaivani
radhe govinda
namo venkateshaya
andal thiruvadigale sharanam



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