"O Radharani, O Queen of Vrindavana, Your complexion is like molten gold, Your doe-like eyes are captivatingly restless, a million full and brilliant moons wane before Your lustrous countenance, and a blue sari, having stolen the hue of a fresh rain-laden cloud, has enwrapped Your exquisite form. O Radha, You are the crest-jewel of all the dallying damsels of Vrindavana, fragrant and pristine like a budding jasmine flower. Your sublime form is adorned with priceless jewelry, and you are the best of all the charming and intelligent gopis. You are decorated with all wonderful excellences and surrounded by eight dedicated and beloved cowherd girls known as the asta-sakhis.
"The ambrosia of Your beautiful lips, red as the bimba fruit,
is life-giving syrup to Krishna. O Radha, I am rolling on the banks of the Yamuna,
my poor heart filled with anticipation, praying to You with all humility. I am
guilty of being an offender, a rascal, a useless wretch -- yet I beg You to kindly
engage me in even the smallest service to Your lotus feet. O most merciful Lady,
it will not become You to ignore this most distressed soul, for Your heart is
always overflowing with compassion and love."
"My dear Radha, Your curling locks of hair, long restless eyes, firm breasts, slender waist, shyly lowered head, creeper-like arms and jewel-like fingernails are all exquisitely beautiful. The jubilant festival of Your beauty makes the three worlds tremble in transcendental bliss".
"The beauty of Srimati Radharani’s eyes forcible devours the beauty of the newly grown blue lotus flower, and the beauty of Radha’s face surpasses that of an entire forest of fully blossomed lotuses. Radha’s bodily luster seems to place even gold in a painful situation. Thus the wonderful unprecedented beauty of Srimati Radharani is awakening in Vrindavana". (Vidagdha-madhava)
"Entwining this way and that with decorations of fresh forest flowers, and bound and tied up with jewel-threads; Adorned with jasmine garlands of exotic fragrance and hanging down very best of noble gemstones; Your hair style arranged by the hand of Hari, will I ever see it, Oh Radhe?
"Teeth like rows of pearls and lovely lips like bimba berries; Thin waist, wide hips and a deep navel like a whirlpool of newer youth; This indescribable lover – the very heart of the cleverest maidens – May Radha protect us!
"Oh moon-faced one! O doe-eyed one! O Goddess! Oh lovely-nosed one! O one with reddish lips! O sweet smiler! O Supreme Laksmi! O creeper-armed one! O lustrous one of conch shell-smooth neck! O one with plantain tree shaped thighs! Oh whose collection of lotus toenails brightly illuminates all directions! When, Oh Radhe, will You be worshipped by me?"
Radha's wonderful beauty
Srimati Radharani is fifteen years old and full of the luster
of youth. Radha is expert in all the sixty-four fine arts and Her transcendental
form is like an ocean of nectar. Radhas splendid bodily luster is like molten
gold or stationary lightning. Radha wears wonderfully beautiful blue garments,
and She is decorated with various pearls and flowers. Gandharvika (Radha) is very
beautiful, and has long, nicely braided hair. Radhas splendid forehead is
decorated with the red pigment, sindura, and with beautiful locks of curling hair.
Jeweled rings decorate Radhas splendidly beautiful fingers. Charming,
full of sweet nectar, and decorated with a deep navel, Sri Radhas beautiful
waist enchants the three worlds. Radhikas sloping hips lead to Her charmingly
beautiful slender waist which is bound by a creeper of three beautiful folds of
skin and decorated with a sash of tinkling bells.
Sri Radhas Gold and Flower Ornaments
Srimati Radharani wears twelve different ornaments on Her transcendental form. These ornaments which include Radhas crown, earrings, belt, ankle-bells, finger and toe rings, armlets, and jewel necklaces that look like strings of stars are all fashioned from pure gold; they appear like myriad shining suns. Sri Radha wears a locket containing a picture of Sri Krishna and a signet ring that is engraved with "Radha". Radhas Syamantaka jewel is also known as Sankhacuda-siromani (Sankhacudas crest jewel). Srimati Radhikas ankle-bells stun Sri Krishna with their tinkling sounds.
Besides jewels and gold, Radha wears a variety of flower crowns, necklaces, armlets, sashes, earrings, bracelets, anklets and blouses. Radha taught Lalita-sakhi how to make these flower decorations, which Radharani prefers over the jeweled variety. Srimati Radhikas favorite crown is made from flowers and buds of five colours arranged in five points. The gopis also artistically arrange flowers to create five different kinds of earrings; resembling objects like a peacock, lotus, shark or half-moon.
The glaringly effulgent tiaras shimmering halo; beautifully sports in all directs stretching to the horizon. Glistening, sleek armlets, bracelets and necklaces refract a collective, flickering of jewel-like coronas. Hip-spanning belt of softly tinkling bells. Anklets charming musical chimes embellishing the majesty of Her divine lotus feet. Oh, my dear mind! Just worship the effulgence known as Radha.
Srimati Radharanis Clothing
Wearing light-colored clothes during the full moon and dark colours in the
moons absence, Sri Radha dresses to please Her beloved Krishna, and to facilitate
Her nightly meetings with Her gallant lover, Sri Syamasundara. Radhas favourite
outfit is a Krishna-blue sari and shawl matched with a pink blouse that
delights Sri Krishna.
Radharanis upper garment is red like a ruby, and it is the favourite
of Lord Hari. Radhas lower garment is the color of a blue cloud, and it
is Her favourite.
1) Radharani is very sweet and most charming to look at;
Srimati Radharani always keeps Her hand on the shoulders of Her friends and Radha always talks and thinks of the pastimes of Krishna. Radharani forever offers Krishna a kind of intoxication by Her sweet talks. Sri radha supplies all the demands of Sri Krishna, and Radharani possesses unique and uncommon qualities meant for Krishnas satisfaction. Srimati Radhika is able to fulfill all the desires of Krishna. No one else can do so. Radha is so expert in all affairs that the damsels of Vraja come to learn the arts from her. (TLC Chap.31)
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