Sri Radhikastakam

(Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, Govinda Lilamrita)

kunkumakta-kancanabja-garvahari-gaurabha
pitanancitabja-gandha-kirti nindi-saurabha
ballavesa-sunu-sarva-vanchitartha-sadhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
(1)

"May that Srimati Radhika--whose bodily complexion snatches away the pride of a golden lotus flower tinged with kunkuma, whose bodily fragrance reproaches the fame of a fragrant lotus sprinkled with saffron powder, and who fulfills all the desires of the prince of Vraja, Sri Krishna--always bestow upon me the service of Her lotus feet.

kauravinda-kanti-nindi-citra-patta-satika
krishna-matta-bhringa-keli-phulla-puspa-vatika
krishna-nitya-sangamartha-padma-bandhu-radhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
 (2)

"May that Srimati Radhika--whose dazzling, colorful silk sari defeats the splendour of coral, who is a garden of all varieties of blooming flowers which attract the maddened bumblebee Sri Krishna who comes to play amongst Her flowers, and who worships the sun-god in order to meet with Krishna eternally--always bestow upon me the service of Her lotus feet.
saukumarya-srista-pallavali-kirti-nigraha
candra-candanotpalendu-sevya-sita-vigraha
svabhimarsa-ballavisa-kama-tapa-badhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
 (3)

"May that Srimati Radhika--whose softness defeats the fame of delicate budding flowers, whose body's coolness is worshipable for the moon, sandalwood-paste, the lotus, and camphor, and whose touch dispels the heat of Gopijanavallabha, Sri Krishna's amorous desires--always bestow upon me the service of Her lotus feet.

visva-vandya-yauvatabhivanditapi ya rama
rupa-navya-yauvanadi-sampada na yat-sama
sila-harda-lilaya ca sa yato `sti nadhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
(4)

"Although Lakshmi-devi is honored by all the worshipable damsels of the universe, the opulence of her great beauty and ever-fresh youthfulness is overshadowed by that of Srimati Radhika. Nor can Lakshmi-devi surpass Her by her natural loving and playful disposition. May that Srimati Radhika always bestow upon me the service of Her lotus feet.

rasa-lasya-gita-narma-sat-kalali-pandita
prema-ramya-rupa-vesa-sad-gunali-mandita
visva-navya-gopa-yosid-alito `pi yadhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
(5)

May that Srimati Radhika--who is expert in all the celestial arts of the rasa-lila, like dancing, singing and joking; who is adorned with supernatural prema, enchanting beauty, wonderful dresses and ornaments, and all divine virtues; and who is the topmost youthful maiden of Vraja--always bestow upon me the service of Her lotus feet.


nitya-navya-rupa keli-krishna-bhava-sampada
krishna-raga-bandha-gopa-yauvatesu kampada
krishna-rupa-vesa-keli-lagna-sat-samadhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
(6)
May that Srimati Radhika--who by Her ever-fresh beauty, ever-fresh playfulness, and ever-fresh wealth of affection causes all the young maidens of Vraja, who are abound in love to Sri Krishna, to tremble in anxiety; and who is immersed in samadhi (meditation) upon Sri Krishna's beauty, attire, and playful pastimes--always bestow upon me the service of Her lotus feet.

sveda-kampa-kantakasru-gadgadadi-sancita
marsa-harsa-vamatadi-bhava-bhusanancita
krishna-netra-tosi-ratna-mandanali-dadhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
(7)

"May that Srimati Radhika--who in divine ecstasy manifests perspiration, hairs standing on end, trembling tears, and a choked voice; who is adorned with indignation, joy, and contrariness; and who wears splendid jewel-studded ornaments which delight Sri Krishna's eyes--always bestow upon me the service of Her lotus feet.

ya ksanardha-krishna-viprayoga-santatodita
neka-dainya-capaladi-bhava-vrinda-modita
yatna-labdha-krishna-sanga-nirgatakhiladhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
(8)

"May that Srimati Radhika--who upon being separated from Sri Krishna for even half a moment becomes distressed by the ever-arising feelings of Her own lowliness and great restlessness, and who upon meeting Krishna through the intense efforts of one of Their messengers is relieved of all Her mental anguish--always bestow upon me the service of Her lotus feet.

astakena yas tv anena nauti krishna-vallabham
darsane `pi sailajadi-yosid ali-durlabham
krishna-sanga-nanditatma-dasya-sidhu-bhajanam
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika
(9)

"Srimati Radhika, whose darshana (audience) is rarely attained even by Parvati-devi and other goddesses, who gives great pleasure to Her sakhis (confidential servants), who Herself becomes elated upon meeting with Sri Krishna, and who is Krishna's dearest lover, very quickly makes that person who prays to Her singing this astaka a recipient for the nectar of Her service. This astaka is recited in the poetic meter known as 'Tunaka'."


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