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Sri Krishna Bhavanamrifa Mahakavya
Wiiiicn in 16S5 A.D. by Siila Siila Visvanaila Caliavaiii Tlaluia
"Siila Visvanaila Claliavaiii Tlaluia las givcn us a iiansccndcnial liiciaiuic
cniiilcd Kiislna llavanamiiia, wlicl is lull wiil Kisna's pasiimcs. Dcvoiccs can
icmain absoibcd in Kisna-ilougli by icading sucl bools."
(Siila Piablupada Kl "Uddlava Visiis Vindavana")
Casf of Characfers
In Oidci ol Appcaiancc
Sii Radla
A paii ol Kiislna lnown as His slalii oi 'Plcasuic Lncigy' wlicl manilcsis as a
scpaiaic bcing (Radla) wiil wlom Kiislna can lavc a iclaiionslip. God, oi
Kiislna, las ilc abiliiics io boil bc cnjoycd and io cnjoy Himscll. In oidci io
cnjoy Himscll, Hc manilcsis Radla.
Radla is also iclciicd io by ilc lollowing namcs in Sii Kiislna llavanamiiia
Malalavya: Piiyaji, Viislablanuja, Padmini, Gandlaiva, Radlila, Piiya and
Kundadanii.
Sii Kiislna
Tlc Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad, assuming ilc iolc ol a luman bcing simply
io plcasc His dcvoiccs. In Sii Kiislna llavanamiiia Malalava, Hc is also callcd
Haii, Madlusudana, Piiyaiama, Kcsava, Acyuia, Madlava, Giiidlaii,
Pinclabluslana, Aglabid, Slyama, Madana Molana, Vilaiiji, Giiibliiia,
Punyaslola, Aglaii, lalaii, Madlublidi, Aglaniala, Aglasaiiu, Vaiada Pasupaii,
Muiali, Aglalaia, Aglamanilana, Piablavislnu and Kalanidli.
Tlc Sallis
Sii Radlila's maid scivanis. Tlcy aic iccnagcis. Hci cigli closcsi scivanis aic
Laliia, Vislala, Cliiia, Indulclla, Clampalalaia, Tungavidya, Rangadcvi and
Sudcvi.
Nidiadcvi---Tlc Goddcss ol Slccp
Dalsla and Viclalsana--Two malc paiiois
Subla and Sulslmadi---Two lcmalc paiiois.
Hiidcvi--Tlc Goddcss ol lasllullncss.
llanumaii--A salli.
Tlc Manjaiis---Tlc young scivanis ol ilc sallis. Tlcy aic mcic giils. Tlcy
includc Lavagna, Ruci, Rupa, Lila, and Raia.
Viinda-- Tlc goddcss wlo luinislcs, caicis and aiiangcs loi ilc mcciings bciwccn
Radla and Kiislna.
Kalllaii--An old lcmalc monlcy. Onc ol Viinda's assisianis.
Jaiila--Radla's moilci in law, Ablimanyu's moilci.
King Viislablanu--Radla's lailci. Hci moilci is Kiiiida.
King Nanda--Kiislna's losici lailci.
Mullaia-giandmoilci oi Radla.
Slyamala--A salli liicnd ol Radlila.
Madluiila--A salli.
Quccn Yasloda--Kiislna's losici moilci. Onc ol Nanda's iwo wivcs. Also callcd
Viajcslwaii and Saviiii.
Rolini-- Nanda's oilci wilc, lalaiam's moilci, and lcad cool in Nanda's liiclcn.
Pauinamasi-- Appcaiing as an old woman, ilc pcisonilicaiion ol yoga-maya. Slc
boil laciliiaics Radla and Kiislna's mcciings, and cicaics obsiaclcs ai ilc samc
iimc.
lalaiama--Kiislna's oldci bioilci, son ol Nanda and Rolini. Also callcd
lalabladia, Haladlaia.
Madlumangala--Kiislna's closcsi liicnd.
Rasa--A manjaii.
Tulasi--A manjaii. Sccond namc loi Raii-manjaii
Kundalaia--Kiislna's lcmalc cousin.
Dlanisia-- An oldci giil wlo livcs ai Nanda's lousc, aciing as a mcsscngci and
biinging lood and oilci gilis.
Kamala--Onc ol Kiislna's scivani boys.
Siidama--Kiislna's closc liicnd.
Subala--A liicnd ol Kiislna's.
Raliala and Paiiala--Two ol Kiislna's scivani boys.
Paijanya--Kiislna's giandlailci.
Nandi Mulli--Liicially, 'lull Iacc.' An oldci giil wlo paiiicipaics in ilc pasiimcs,
bui in a siiicily plaionic way.
Krishna Bhavanamrfa
Chapfer 1
Nisanfa LiIa Pasfimes af Dawn
(3:36 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.)
Sii Radla and Sii Kiislna compcicd wiil cacl oilci in cioiic clcvcincss, bui
Tlcii ligli cndcd wlcn laiiguc inviicd Nidia dcvi, ilc goddcss ol slccp, biinging
lci io Tlcm. Tlcii maidscivanis, wlo wcic also slccping, wcic accusiomcd io gci
up in iimc io do ilcii scivicc. Havc ilcy now auiomaiically awolcn, lnowing ilai
ilc nigli is ovci' Gciiing up liom bcd, ilcsc maidscivanis loolcd aiound
anxiously. Sccing ilai ilc bcsi ol lovcis (Radla and Kiislna) wcic siill slccping in
soliiudc, ilcy quicily sai up in ilcii bcds on ilc couiiyaid ol ilc nilunja. Tlcy
yawncd and jolingly inquiicd liom cacl oilci aboui wlai lad lappcncd. Wiil
ilcii bcc-lilc cycs iolling bccausc ol siaying up laic ai nigli, ilcy iclislcd ilc
vision ol Haii's lovc signs on ilcii bicasis.
Somc ol ilcsc maidscivanis ilcn bcgan io pciloim ilcii sclcdulcd scivicc ai
daybical, siiinging llowcis and picpaiing bcicl lcavcs. Tlcy smcllcd ilc liagiancc
ol Radla and Kiislna's bodics, wlicl wcic bound iogcilci by Cupid. Wiil ilcii
loius-lilc laccs ilcy loolcd iliougl sliis in ilc wall ol ilc giovc-coiiagc and saw
low Radla and Kiislna wcic cmbiaccd by ilc goddcss ol slccp, duc io bcing iiicd
liom Tlcii clcvci, cioiic dancc. Tlcy saw ilai ilc jcwclcd lamps ilai wcic
sianding lcic and ilcic in ilc lunja madc Kiislna slinc lilc a bluc loius llowci
and madc Sii Radlila lool lilc a goldcn campala llowci, cvcn ilougl Tlcii
cllulgcni loims wcic no longci covcicd by gailands oi oinamcnis.
Onc salli (maidscivani) iold anoilci, "Salli, Radla and Kiislna's sallis don'i
lnow low io dicss and dccoiaic Tlcm! Tlcicloic, Tlcii salli Singaiadlu (ovci
oinamcniaiion pcisonilicd) bccamc angiy, ilicw away Tlcii cloilcs and
oinamcnis and dccoiaicd Tlcm wiil ilousands ol nail mails, maling Tlcm lool
cvcn moic bcauiilul. Tlcii complcxions complcmcni cacl oilci iliougl Tlcii
cmbiacc. Goldcn Radlila is dicsscd by Kiislna's bluc complcxion, and bluc
Kiislna is dicsscd by Radlila's goldcn complcxion. To avoid icpciiiion ol ilis
paiicin, ilc incoipoial god Cupid icmovcd Tlcii bluc and goldcn gaimcnis. Wlcn
Cupid conqucicd ilc lingdom ol Sii Radlila's body, slyncss bccamc ilc
pioicciicss ol ilc land, ialing lci posiiion in Radlila's lcad, cycs and bicasis.
Alas! Has slc now bccn cxilcd' Il basllulncss cannoi siay in any sccici placc in Sii
Radlila's body, slc musi lavc madc somc ollcnsc. Oi maybc slc las appcaicd as
Radlila's auspicious glanccs io givc joy io oui cycs' Oi maybc basllulncss
disappcaicd, landing ilc lingdom ovci io Cupid' ly doing ilis slc may gci
incompaiablc opulcncc (i.c. alici awalcning, Radlila may bccomc cvcn moic
sly.) Is ilc sicady Kiislna-cloud slowciing ilc icsilcss Radla-liglining wiil
swcci iasa' How amazing! Tlc Loid icwaids ilc maidscivanis cvcn bcloic ilcy'vc
scivcd Him!"
Llscwlcic, somc maidscivanis picpaicd bcicl lcavcs, siiung llowci gailands and
madc dillcicni linds ol oinimcnis. Tlcy placcd aguiu lianlinccnsc in ilcii iiays
and spcni somc iimc wiil oilci sclcdulcd sciviccs. Tlcn, a soli, cool bicczc blcw
ai ilc cnd ol ilc nigli loi ilc plcasuic ol ilc Loid and Lady ol ilc nilunja. Onc
maidscivani said, "Salli, I undcisiand ilai ilc slccp ol ilis soli bicczc is also
biolcn, and bccausc ol iis diowsincss ii blows only solily. Tlis soli Malayan
bicczc plcascs all ilc icn diicciions, lilling ilcm wiil ilc liagianccs ol ilc
blooming llowcis ol ilc vincs and iiccs, wlicl ii lisscs and caiiics aiound ai ilc
cnd ol nigli, waling up ilc slccping loncybccs as ii cnicis ilcii nosiiils."
Hcaiing ilc nicc lumming ol ilc bccs, Viindadcvi wolc up, loolcd aiound
cvciywlcic and ilcn cngagcd lci pci biids in awalcning lci Loid and Lady. On
Viinda's oidci ilc ioosicis wolc up, ciancd ilcii nccls and llappcd ilcii wings.
Tlcy ciowcd aboui livc oi six iimcs, awalcning Sii Radlila, wlo bccamc vciy
disiuibcd. Sccing ilai ilc ioosicis sioppcd Hci liom cmbiacing Kiislna, Sii
Radlila angiily cuiscd ilcm saying, "Hcy ioosicis, go ciow in lcll! Wly aic you
ciowing lcic'" Sii Radlila sliglily slaclcncd Hci cmbiacc ol Sii Kiislna's clcsi.
Hcaiing ilai ilc ioosicis lad bccomc silcni, Slc ilougli ilai ilcy lad gonc io
lcll bccausc ol Hci cuisc. Tlcn, Slc iiglicncd Hci cmbiacc, and lcll aslccp again.
Wlcn ilc iiiiiblas and oilci biids bcgan io sing, Sii Radlila, wlosc slccp was
disiuibcd again, said, "Hcy! Lxcusc Mc! Lci mc slccp a liiilc longci!" And Slc
siiciclcd oui, sliglily. Tlcn, all ilc waicibiids lilc ilc ladambas, laiandavas,
swans and ciancs and all ilc land biids lilc ilc pigcons, saiis, sulas, pcacocls and
cucloos awolc and bcgan io sing ncciaican songs aboui Kiislna.
Radla and Kiislna awolc simuliancously and siiciclcd oui Tlcii bodics, lccling
alllicicd by scpaiaiion liom cacl oilci's cmbiacc. Wlilc siicicling, Sii Radlila's
body loolcd lilc a bow ol campala llowcis and Kiislna's body icscmblcd a bow ol
bluc loius llowcis. Tlcn, Tlcy blisslully cmbiaccd cacl oilci again, iiglily. Tlcii
maidscivanis undcisiood ilai Radla and Kiislna lad wolcn up, and ilcy
lcailcssly yci silcnily opcncd ilc dooi ol ilc lunja coiiagc, ilcii anllcbclls
jingling wiil cacl claiming looisicp, as ilcy cnicicd ilc coiiagc. Hcaiing Hci
maidscivanis' solily jingling anllcbclls, Sii Radlila wanicd io gci up liom bcd,
bui Slc was unablc io do so, bcing iiglily lcld by Kiislna's vinc-lilc aims. So, Slc
icmaincd lying in His clcsi, unablc io movc.
Jusi as Suladcva Goswami cxpciily awalcns ilc woild liom maya by gloiilying
ilc Loid in an aiiiaciivc way (i.c. cxplaining ilc llagavaia Puiana), similaily ilc
(malc) sula-paiiois, Dalsa and Vicalsana, wolc ilc Loid up ai Viinda's icqucsi.
Iiisi Dalsa sang, "You wlo aic cxpcii in unlimiicd cioiic gamcs! You wlo aic
slowciing ncciai on ilc gopis' cycs! O mad clcplani, wlo swims in ilc lovc-iivci
ol His bclovcd Onc! O You wlo inundaics all ilc woilds in His own swccincss! O,
occan ol iasa! Aic you slccping, immciscd in ilc bliss ol iasiing youi lovci's lips'
Tlai's noi impiopci; bui ilc nigli, wlo is callcd Ksanada (givci ol only a momcni
ol plcasuic), and wlo laciliiaics Youi lovc lcsiival, las now cndcd."
Tlcn, Vicalsana sang, "O, Loid! givc up Youi slccp; moining las biolcn. lc
clcvci now and conccal Youi dcsiics. Il noi, ilcn ii will bc sccn by oilcis. Slaclcn
Youi cmbiacc ol Youi bclovcd and iciuin io Viaja. Gloiy io You, joy ol Viaja! O,
moon ol ilc mill occan ol King Nanda's lcaii! O, llowci on ilc vinc ol moilci
Yasoda's piciy! Go lomc, and malc Youi liicnds lappy."
Tlcn, ilc (lcmalc) saiila-paiiois, Subla and Sulsmadi callcd Sii Radlila. "Gloiy
io You, my quccn! Laxmi, ilc goddcss ol loiiunc, and ilc mosi bcauiilul womcn
in ilc woild dcsiic ilc bcauiy ol Youi lacc and Youi pasiimcs. You bccamc
inioxicaicd by diinling ilc loncy ol Youi lovci's loius lacc, and now You aic
slccping' Tlai is noi piopci ai ilis iimc ol ilc moining. Tlcicloic, I'm awalcning
You. Don'i dclay any moic. Walc up! Iollow ilc ciiquciic. Don'i cmbaiiass
Youiscll! Go Homc! Wlo will icacl You somc good manncis' You aic ilc silsa
guiu in good manncis (in suiicndci io Kiislna) loi all ilc gopis!"
Hcaiing ilis, ilc loving Couplc sai up in bcd, looling as bcauiilul as all ilai is
bcauiilul in ilc ilicc woilds. Tlcii anllcbclls and waisibclls jinglcd swccily, and
ilc splcndoi ol ilcii bodics slonc biiglily. Tlcii laccs wcic suiioundcd by
dislcvclcd locls ol laii, illuminaicd by ilc splcndoi ol Tlcii caiiings and
nccllaccs. Tlcii loius-lilc lands movcd lcic and ilcic, gioping loi Tlcii cloilcs,
wlicl lad lallcn oll. Ioi somc iimc ilc iwo lovcis lung againsi cacl oilci, Tlcii
cycs iolling liom laiiguc and Tlcii laii dislcvclcd. Tlcy sai lacing cacl oilci,
suppoiiing Tlcii bodily wcigli on cacl oilci's slouldcis. Tlcy iaiscd Tlcii
mouils as Tlcy yawncd and siiciclcd oui Tlcii bodics. Ii loolcd as il Tlcii loius-
lilc laccs wcic ciicumambulaiing cacl oilci. Wiil ilc iays ol ilc lamps ol Tlcii
pcail-lilc iccil Tlcy pciloimcd ilc aiaii (ccicmony) ol cacl oilci's laccs, and
wiil ilc ionguc-lilc coincis ol Tlcii bcauiilul, sliglily opcncd cycs Tlcy iclislcd
cacl oilci's swccincss. Tlcn again Tlcy cxpciicnccd ilc joy ol slccp loi a wlilc.
Wiil Tlcii bcauiilul, dizzy laccs gazing ai cacl oilci, Tlcy wcic lying in a iigli
cmbiacc, and Tlcii bodics iollcd oll ilc uncvcn bcd ol llowcis. Nciilci ilc bcd
noi Nidiadcvi could lcavc Radla and Kiislna, bccausc boil wcic ovcicomc by
lcclings ol scpaiaiion. Alas, siill ilc vciy laid lcaiicd biids bcgan io sing in ilc
moining, scpaiaiing Radla and Kiislna liom cacl oilci.
Chapfer 2
Nisanfa LiIa (conf) Pasfimes af Dawn, Conf'd.
(3:36 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.)
Tlc sallis, wlo puiclasc wiil millions ol lcaiis only a mcic diop ol ilc lusici ol
Radla and Kiislna's blisslul cioiic bcauiy, allowcd ilcii lisl-lilc cycs io cnici ilc
laiiiccd windows ol ilc nilunja io play in ilc llood ol Tlcii naiuial bcauiy.
Visalla iold Laliia, "Salli! Lool low bcauiilul ilc cioiic signs on Radla and
Kiislna's bodics aic! Alilougl Tlcy aic niiamsula (wiiloui cloilcs) Tlcy aic
bcauiilicd wiil mucl amsula (spiiiiual lusici). And alilougl Tlcy aic vilaii
(cnjoycis oi wiiloui nccllaccs) Tlcy aic also aiilaii (vciy bcauiilul). Alilougl
Tlcy aic anangada (wiiloui aimlcis) Tlcy aic anangada (giving cioiic joy io cacl
oilci). Alilougl Tlcy aic niianjana (wiiloui cyclinci) Tlcy aic niianjana (vciy
plcasing io cacl oilci). Tlcii lipsiicl was waslcd away duiing Tlcii playlul
absoipiion and Tlcii playbcd was all mcsscd up. Sucl aic ilc signs ol Tlcii
cnjoymcni."
Laliia icplicd, "Salli, lasi nigli ilcsc Two bcgan ilcii lovc ligli by pulling cacl
oilci's laii, biiing cacl oilci's lips and sciaicling cacl oilci wiil Tlcii nails. Tlc
icd lunluma powdci on Sii Radlila's bicasis coloicd Acyuia's lcci wiil Hci
lcaiis passion, and Kiislna caiiicd ilc passion ol Hci loius lcci on His lcad in ilc
loim ol Hci glisicning looilac."
In ilis way, wiil soli voiccs, ilc salli's sccicily dcsciibcd Radla and Kiislna's
lovc allaiis io cacl oilci. Tlcy wcic immciscd in an occan ol bliss, piaising ilcii
own good loiiunc. Radla and Kiislna's lusici (iupa manjaii) incicascd bccausc ol
ilc blisslul cnjoymcni ol Laliia and ilc oilci aiiiacicd sallis. Tlcn, ilc cxpcii
maidscivani, Rupa Manjaii, appcaicd and bclcld ilc cxquisiic bcauiy ol Tlcii
lovc-gamc. Slc saw ilai Tlcy loolcd mosi claiming on Tlcii playbcd wiil Tlcii
oinamcnis scaiicicd lcic and ilcic, and Tlcii looilac, spois liom clcwing pan,
cyclinci and vcimilion waslcd away by ilc diops ol Tlcii pcispiiaiion. Onc
maidscivani placcd a pillow on Radla and Kiislna's bcd. Onc covcicd Tlcii
bodics wiil linc cloilcs. Anoilci icmovcd Tlcii diowsincss and ilc iolling ol
Tlcii cycs by sciving Tlcm a glass ol awalcning ncciai diinl.
Wlcn ilc loius-lilc cycs in Radla and Kiislna's moon-lilc laccs, wlicl
wcic suiioundcd by loncybcc-lilc locls ol laii, bcgan io woislip cacl oilci,
Cupid wolc up and quiclly lciclcd lis bow. Cupid bccamc angiy ai bcing
ovciiulcd. Hc piciccd Tlcii moon-lilc laccs, wlicl wcic covcicd wiil dail iopcs
ol Tlcii cuily locls, wiil lis aiiows, maling ncciai oozc oui. Hiidcvi, ilc goddcss
ol basllulncss, was slccping ouisidc ol ilc coiiagc, bui slc was siaiilcd by ilc
jingling banglcs and anllcbclls ol ilc appioacling sallis. So, slc cnicicd Sii
Radlila's lcaii, wlicl causcd Hci io looscn Hci cmbiacc ol Sii Kiislna.
Wlcn Sii Radlila bccamc cagci io unianglc Hci laii liom Hci nosciing
and caiiings, onc maidscivani saw ilis, and giggling said, "O, Loving Couplc! Tlc
incoipoical Cupid bound You up wiil ilc siiings ol Youi muiual passion iliougl
Youi laii, caiiings, and ilc lilc. Now lc wanis io obsiiuci all ilcsc aiiaclmcnis,
alilougl You aic onc soul." Hcaiing ilis, laii-laccd Radlila bccamc annoycd and
said, "O, you maidscivanis! I lnow you! Kccp quici!" Dcspiic lcaiing ilis, ilc
maidscivanis lcpi on giggling, cxpciily sciving Hci by uniangling ilc lnois
ilcmsclvcs.
Anoilci maidscivani dampcncd a vciy soli and valuablc cloil in ioscwaici
and wipcd ilc cyclinci, lipsiicl, looilac and so on liom Radla and Kiislna's laccs,
maling ilcm slinc lilc miiiois. Onc maidscivani placcd bcicl lcavcs in Tlcii
mouils. Anoilci onc quiclly and cxpciily pciloimcd Tlcii mangala aiaii wiil a
jcwclcd lamp, as il slc wcic waving aiound ilousands ol lci lcaiis. Oilci
maidscivanis lcld miiiois bcloic Tlcm, somc biougli in body oinamcnis, wlilc
anoilci icmovcd Tlcii diops ol pcispiiaiion by solily lanning Tlcm.
Sccing Kiislna's biic mails on Hci lacc as Slc loolcd in ilc miiioi, Sii
Radlila ilougli, "Today Madlusudana (ilc Kiislna-loncybcc) las diunl all ilc
ncciai liom My loius lacc by biiing Mc." Tlis madc Hci vciy lappy, and Slc could
noi pui ilc miiioi away. Sii Radlila ilougli, "Today, My ncciaican loim, wlicl
is uniivalcd in all ilc ilicc woilds, and My boundlcss youillul swccincss lavc
bccomc succcsslul by bcing mosi blisslully cnjoycd by My dcai Onc!"
Wlilc Radlila ilougli lilc ilai, Hci lovci dianl all ilc ncciai ol Hci
swccincss wiil His cycs. Tlis madc Hci lccl unlimiicd bliss wiilin, and Sii
Kiislna's loius lacc bccamc ilc playgiound ol Hci bcauiilul sidclong glanccs. In an
indcpcndcni mood (svadlina blaiiiila) Sii Radlila said, "Womanizci! Havc You
mcsscd up my dicss and oinamcnis' Wly aic You so complaccni' Siiaiglicn
cvciyiling oui bcloic My giilliicnds iciuin lcic and iidiculc Mc! Pacily Cupid,
ilc god ol lovc, by applying Youi clcvcincss in dccoiaiing Mc. Pui lim bacl inio
ilc icmplcs ol Oui minds by icmoving ilc spois ol musl and vcimilion liom my
body, now ilai You'vc ialcn lim oui by covciing Mc wiil nail and biic mails."
Kiislna icplicd, "You spcal ilc iiuil! Tlc woislipablc incoipoical Cupid
bccamc manilcsi on ilc suilacc ol Youi body. Lci Mc woislip lim wiil
oinamcnis, liagianccs, gaimcnis, llowcis, gailands and sandalwood pulp." Kiislna
ilcn solily combcd Radlila's laii wiil a comb landcd io Him by ilc maidscivani,
llanumaii. Alici iidying Hci laii, Hc cxpciily biaidcd ii wiil a gailand ol malaii
llowcis. Wiil a ncw pcncil Hc painicd piciuics on Radlila's body using musl,
sandal and vcimilion. Ii was as il ilcsc claiming piciuics wcic madc by ilc lincs
ol His passion. Hc placcd bcauiilul caiiings on Radlila's cais, wlicl wcic landcd
io Him by Lavanga manjaii, and Hc smcaicd licsl cyclinci on Hci loius-lilc cycs.
Wlcn Hc lung a bcauiilul, long nccllacc aiound Hci, landcd io Him by Ruci
manjaii, Radlila pioudly said, "Wly do You pui My nccllacc on bcloic smcaiing
My bicasis wiil sandalwood pulp' You don'i lnow low io dicss Mc!" Kiislna
pioudly icplicd, "Radlc! I madc wondcilul piciuics on Youi bicasis, wlicl
asionislcd Visalla and Youi oilci liicnds, wlo aic vciy pioud ol ilcii own slill
in diawing piciuics."
Tlcn Haii gavc a winl io Sii Rupa manjaii, Lila manjaii and Raii manjaii,
indicaiing ilai ilcy slould biing ilcii biuslcs. Wlcn Hc bcgan io paini Sii
Radlila's bicasis, ilc llowci-aiclci, Cupid, aimcd lis aiiows ai Him. Haii's land
bcgan io slivci and ilc lincs ol ilc piciuics Hc painicd bccamc cioolcd and wcic
piaciically waslcd oui. Tlc maidscivanis ilougli ilai clcvci Kiislna was ligliing
ilc liicwood ol Radlila's paiicncc wiil ilc liic ol lusi. Cupid did noi ilinl mucl
ol Kiislna's clloiis in oinamcniing His bclovcd and madc ilc piciuics lall liom
ilcii posiiions, joylully oinamcniing boil ilc Lovcis wiil ilc scaiicicd liagmcnis
ol dccoiaiion.
Tlc maidscivanis lad ilc dcsiics ol ilcii bloom-lilc cycs lullillcd wiil ilc
audicncc ol ilc Divinc Couplc in ilc nilunja, and ilcy piaycd ilai ilcii
lullillmcni would lasi loi a long iimc. lui, wlcn ilcy saw ilai Radla and Kiislna
wanicd io cnjoy again, ilcy somclow lound cxcuscs io lcavc ilc lunja. Iiom
ouisidc, lixing ilcii cycs on ilc laiiiccd windows ilcy cxpciicnccd bliss ai cvciy
sccond, bui ilcy bccamc moiosc wlcn ilcy loolcd io ilc casi wlcic ilc sun was
iising. Tlc icsilcss glanccs ol ilcsc salli's aic always manilcsicd in ilc lcaiis ol
ilc piaciicing dcvoiccs (sadlala blalias).
Tlosc sallis, wlosc allcciion lncw no bounds, cnicicd ilc lunja coiiagc,
lnowing ilai Radla and Kiislna lad linislcd Tlcii lovcplay. Sccing ilis, Sii
Radlila ai oncc looscncd Hciscll liom Kiislna's cmbiacc and goi up liom bcd.
Slc obiaincd Hci maidscivanis' loyaliy by liowning in an cxaggciaicd way, wlilc
ilcy all sai aiound Hci. Sii Haii picicndcd io siill bc aslccp, bcing iliisiy alici ilc
ncciai ol ilcii convcisaiion. Sii Radlila said, "llo liicnds. You aic mosi loiiunaic
ioday io aci as My liicnds. Ii's vciy loiiunaic ilai you lavc blcsscd Mc wiil youi
audicncc. Havc you comc lcic io puiclasc Mc' O aiiogani oncs, I am a louscwilc!
You lavc biougli Mc lcic liom My lousc inio ilc loicsi, loicibly landcd Mc ovci
io ilis boy, an cxpcii ai dcsiioying ilc louscwivcs' clasiiiy, and ilcn disappcaicd.
Today you pioiccicd ilc old mciii ol My piciy, on ilc siicngil ol wlicl I could lic
down ncxi io Him all nigli wiiloui laving My clasiiiy iavagcd. O, liicnds, now
Nidiadcvi (ilc goddcss ol slccp) livcs in ilc cycs ol Him wiil wlom I spcni ilc
nigli. Hc is iiicd liom siaying up loi many niglis, maling lovc wiil ilousands ol
gopis. In ilis way, Nidiadcvi lclpcd Mc iicmcndously!"
Laliia said, "Salli, wlo docs noi lnow Youi lamous clasiiiy, and wlo docs
noi lnow aboui Kiislna's cclibacy' Lvcn ilc siuii (ilc Gopala Tapani Upanislad)
piaiscs Kiislna as a bialmacaii. Tlc cycs ol ilc sallis aic vciy plcascd io scc Youi
spoilcss associaiion wiil Him. Kiislna is noi cvcn iouclcd by ilc goddcss ol slccp
bccausc Hc lccps His vow ol cclibacy! Wc can iiuly undcisiand ilai Hc associaics
wiil You iliougl Cupid."
Alici Laliia said ilis, Visalla said, "Salli Laliia, I lnow ii all! Ioi ilc salc
ol gciiing lappincss, Radla and Kiislna gavc up Tlcii bodics ai ilc Kamya Kupa
ai Piayaga (oi 'Tlcy mcigcd in ilc saciilicc ol Cupid')."
Ciiia said, "Salli, Wlai is ilis bcnclii'"
Visalla said, "Alici bailing in Piayaga, Tlcii viiiuc was siicngilcncd
again, so now Tlcy aic uniicd again (oi 'Tlcy cngagcd Tlcii puiilicd minds in
Yoga again'.) Sii Radlila lad aiiaincd ilc acyuia yoga siddli ('inlalliblc mysiic
pcilcciion' oi 'union wiil Acyuia, Kiislna') iliougl vaiiagya dluiadlaia
('caiiying ilc wcigli ol icnunciaiion' oi 'laving ilc coloi liom clcwing pan
icmovcd liom lci lips by Kiislna's lisscs'), naiigunya mulia laiini ('libciaiion by
iiansccnding ilc ilicc modcs ol maiciial naiuic' oi 'laving Hci pcail nccllacc
biolcn by Kiislna') and niianjanodaia diil ('objcciivc iiansccndcnial vision' oi
'laving Hci cyclinci wipcd away by Kiislna'). Kiislna iool slclici ol His
subscivicni Yoganidia ('mysiic slumbci' oi 'lcigncd slccp') io cxpciicncc His lull
aimabluiva ('scll-boin naiuic' oi 'ccsiaiic cxpciicncc'). Hc is woislippcd by
iiansccndcnialisis loi libciaiion as Hc siis on His yoga asana (oi 'on His bcd ol
llowci pcials in ilc lunja') laving aiiaincd siddli ('mysiic pcilcciion' oi 'ccsiaiic
saiislaciion'). lui, O Sallis, Radlila's siddli is gicaici! Tlcic aic wondcilul
moonbcams slining on Hci sly-lilc clcsi (oi 'Hci clcsi is lull ol nail mails') and
mcnial allliciion ('mcnial disiicss' oi 'cioiic agiiaiion")."
As Haii lcaid ilis, His body bccamc siuddcd wiil goosc bumps ol ccsiasy.
Vainly iiying io coniiol His lauglici, Hc was moisicncd by pcispiiaiion; and
smilingly gavc up His lcigncd slccp. Suddcnly Hc goi up and slowcd ilc sallis
His clcsi, saying, "Ham Ho! Lool ai ilc wondcilul (Ciiia mcans wondcilul oi onc
salli) moonbcams (Indulclla mcans moonbcam oi onc oilci salli) on My clcsi,
wlicl aic ilc only souicc ol My lilc and lappincss!"
Sii Radlila lowcicd Hci lcad and gigglcd, covciing Hci mouil wiil Hci
vcil and looling ai Kiislna wiil lniiicd cycbiows. Tlcn Slc sliglily iouclcd
Haii's clcsi wiil Hci loius-lilc land and poinicd ai ilc mails ilcic, saying, "O
Lovci, il ilcsc wondcilul (Ciiia) moonbcams (Indulclla) aic on youi clcsi, ilcn
wly did noi Laliia and Visalla (unlilc Ciiia and Indulclla) also gci a placc ilcic,
alilougl ilcy aic so qualilicd' Tlcy would acccpi Youi nail mails and icpay You
ilicclold!"
Tlc sallis ilcn said io Kiislna, "Wc lcaid ilai You spcni ilc wlolc nigli
lasi aslccp. Wlicl lady ilcn las madc ilcsc nail mails on youi clcsi' Sii Radlila
is ilc Quccn ol all clasic giils, so Slc could noi lavc givcn up Hci viiiuc by doing
ilis."
Kiislna said, "Ycs, liicnds, ilc vinc ol Sii Radlila's piciy is vciy siiong.
Tlcicloi, Slc dclcaicd Mc in lasi nigli's cioiic baiilc, alilougl Slc's jusi a wcal
giil. Lool, Slc dug inio My clcsi wiil Hci nail-wcapons!"
Tlc sallis aslcd Kiislna, "O Gallani Onc, How did Sii Radlila caivc Youi
clcsi wiil Hci nails'" Kiislna ilcn slowcd ilcm by biiing ilcii lips wiil His
iccil and sciaicling ilcii bicasis wiil His nails.
Looling in ilis way ai Madlusudana (ilc Kiislna-loncybcc), wlo was
inioxicaicd liom diinling ilc loncy ol ilc blooming loius-laccs ol ilc gopis in ilc
loicsi in ilc moining, Viindadcvi was immciscd in an occan ol bliss; bui slc
iicmblcd oui ol lcai, also. Tlc iays ol ilc lullmoon-lilc laccs ol Sii Radlila and
ilc gopis lad aiiscn and ilc moonlii nigli was ovci. So, Viinda loolcd io scc il
Radla and Kiislna's lovc gamcs wcic ovci oi noi, bcing doubilul ai lcaii. Ii is said
in ilc Vcdas ilai as mucl as dailncss is dispcllcd, ilai mucl lnowlcgc is
icvcalcd, and accoidingly ilc discasc ol ilc lcaii, lusi, is dcsiioycd. lui, Viinda
ilinls ilc opposiic. Slc ilinls ilai Radla and Kiislna's passion incicascs as ilc
dayligli comcs. Tlc cusioms ol Viaja aic noi pciccivcd by ilc Vcdas.
Viinda saw no oilci way io bical Radla and Kiislna's loving laiiguc bui io
cngagc ilc old slc-monlcy Kalllaii in spcaling somc laisl woids io loicc Tlcm
io scpaiaic. Slc ilougli, "Alas! Tlcic's no oiilci way ilan ilis!"
Kalllaii said, "O Kiislna! You coniaminaicd ilcsc clasic giils wiil ilc
mud ol aduliciy, and You will noi cvcn lcavc ilcm alonc in ilc moining iimc! As a
icaciion io all ilis, Jaiila is now quiclly coming lcic liom Viaja.
Simply upon lcaiing ilc ilicc syllablcs Ja-ii-la all ilc gopis iuincd palc,
and ilcii anxiciy madc ilc occam ol ilcii lovc play diminisl io a spoonlul. Tlc
gopis lcailully said, "O alas, liicnds! Wlai io do now' How can wc sccicily iciuin
lomc'" as ilcy siumblcd oui ol ilc lunja-coiiagc inio ilc couiiyaid. "Tlc nigli,
ilai gavc us jusi a liiilc plcasuic, is now ovci, and ilc misciablc Jaiila las comc io
dcvoui ilc liuiilul vincs ol oui dcsiics and io slowci us wiil ilc llowcis ol
misciy!"
Somc sallis and maidscivanis ilcn cnicicd ilc lunja-coiiagc again io lcicl
Radla and Kiislna's biolcn llowci gailands, Tlcii ncciaican lood icmnanis and
Tlcii dillcicni oinamcnis, wlicl ilcy ccsiaiicly dividcd among ilcmsclvcs.
Radla and Kiislna's dcsiics io scpaiaic and uniic goi inio a ligli and il ilc
liisi onc (ilc dcsiic io scpaiaic) was jusi sliglily dclcaicd, Kiislna's aim would
bcauiily Radlila's slouldci. Sccing ilis, ilc pcacocls pciccivcd Radla and
Kiislna io bc a liglining vinc cmbiaccd by a iaincloud on caiil. Tlcy lappily
spicad oui ilcii lcailcis, danccd and sang 'lc la.' Tla maidscivanis lad ilc samc
illusoiy vision. Wlilc Radla and Kiislna ilus piocccdcd io Viaja in Tlcii
cmbiacc, Tlcy cagcily loolcd inio cacl oilci's laccs. Tlcy also lcailully loolcd in
all diicciions, ilinling, "Somcbody's waicling us!" Ai ilai iimc, Cupid lailcd io
slooi lis daiis, bccausc alilougl ilc loius llowcis in lis lingdom bloom up wlcn
ilc sun iiscs, lc bccamc woiiicd and loigoi io lix lis daiis duiing ilis suniisc,
wlicl alllicicd ilc loius-lilc gopis.
Tlc soldici ol cagcincss was dclcaicd by ilc soldici ol lcai wlcn Radla and
Kiislna icaclcd ilc ouisliiis ol Viaja, loicibly ialing ialing away ilc jcwcl-lilc
cmbiacc ol Kiislna's aim aiound laii-cycd Radlila's slouldci. Icai pcisonilicd
ilcn admonislcd Radla and Kiislna, loibidding Tlcm io cvcn wall on ilc samc
pail iogcilci. Tlcii maidscivanis lad io ciy wlcn ilcy saw low piiilully Tlcy
loolcd ai cacl oilci ilcn. Radla and Kiislna's moonlilc-laccs insianily losi ilcii
lusici liom soiiow bccausc ol bcing loiccd io wall on scpaiaic pails, lilc siais
ilai losc ilcii lusici wlcn ilcy comc bcloic ilc moon. Radla and Kiislna bccamc
sad bccausc ol laving io scpaiaic alici laving liisi aiiaincd ilc jcwcls ol cacl
oilci's lcaiis. Tlcii puic lovc guaianiccd Tlcii ncxi mcciing.
Losing Sii Radlila's company, Kiislna wcni alonc io Viaja. Ai ilai iimc, a
young giil pcisonilying unlimiicd pain obsiiucicd Him by cmbiacing Him
(Kiislna, lccling gicai pain ol scpaiaiion, could noi wall on anymoic), and Hc
slcd waim icais ol soiiow. Sii Radlila's cniiic body, cxccpi Hci laii and nails,
was siuddcd wiil blisicis ol scvcic scpaiaiion, and sincc Slc was dclaying Hci
iciuin lomc wiil a siumbling gaic, Hci liicnds iool Hci along.
Sii Radlila said, "Iiicnds, alas! I'm dying liom ilc pain ol scpaiaiion! How
will you ialc mc io Viaja' Wly cngagc in ilis calamiiy' Iaic bccamc my cncmy,
ialing away My blisslull union wiil Kiislna! How can you locl Mc up in My
moilci-in-law's lousc' Laliia, you iool Mc oui ol My lomc ioday and madc Mc
iccnici ii again on ilc samc day. Wly did you vainly malc mc giccdy alici
sicpping inio ilc ncciai-occan ol Kiislna's company' Salli, ilc sun ilai I saw
sciiing jusi now is yci again iising in ilc casi! Now ilc nigli las bccomc as
illusoiy as a llowci in ilc sly. Was ilcic no nigli ioday' Cuiscs on My cais!
Cuiscs on My ionguc! Cuiscs on My cycs! Tlcy aic always buining wiil ilc lcvci
ol cioiic cagcincss, unablc io diinl cvcn a diop ol ilc ncciai ol Kiislna's nicc
voicc, nicc iasic and nicc loim!"
Laliia said, "O naivc giil! Today ilc yoga ol nociuinal union wiil Kiislna
icciicd ilc niivcda almanac (niivcda iclcis io impious acis , lilc aduliciy, ilai aic
loibiddcn by ilc Vcdas) io You. Now, Youi scpaiaiion is also icciiing ilc niivcda
almanac (lcic, niivcda mcans lamcniaiion) io You. Tlc union madc You iasic ilc
ncciai ol Acyuia, and ilc scpaiaiion madc You iasic biiici poison. Alas!" Sii
Radlila, ilc Supicmc Goddcss ol lovc ol Kiislna, could noi undcisiand ilc woids
ol Hci giilliicnds. lcing suiioundcd by ilcm, Slc cnicicd Hci lousc wiiloui
bcing sccn by ilc pcoplc ol Viaja and lay down on Hci bcd.
Chapfer 3
Prafah LiIa Morning Pasfimes
(6:00 a.m. - 8:2+ a.m.)
Wlcn Sii Radlila lcll aslccp, Hci maidscivanis, ilai wcic all as qualilicd as
ilcii lcadci Siimaii Rupa manjaii, and wlo lad givcn up all ilcii pcisonal dcsiics,
nouiislcd ilcii own lusici by bailing, anoiniing and dccoiaiing ilcmsclvcs wiil
puic gailands and cloilcs. Lacl linc on ilcsc manjaiis' iocs dclcais ilc biigli
splcndoi ol liglining. Tlcy aic clcvcincss pcisonilicd and alilougl ilcy aic
qualilicd io bc gioup lcadcis ol gopis (yuilcsvaiis) ilcy lavc no iasic loi ilis, bui
aic always immciscd in ilc ncciai occan ol Sii Radlila's scivicc.
King Viisablanu buili a scpaiaic icsidcncc loi lis dauglici, Sii Radlila,
noiil ol Jaiila's innci clambci, and lad ilis icsidcncc dccoiaicd wiil dillcicni
linds ol aiilul landiciali and an incompaiably bcauiilul, clcgani mooniowci. In
ilis waicliowci aic pillais, vciandas, iools, a couiiyaid, oilci linds ol iooms,
siiiing plailoims and gaics. Tlc cycs ol ilosc wlo bclold ilis building, ilai is
illuminaicd by jcwcllcd lamps and las many nicc piciuics, aic asionislcd. Abovc
ilc cloud-lilc sapliic balconics on ilis mooniowci aic iows ol mosi claiming
silvci swans. Tlc pcacocls, looling ai ilis bluisl balcony, ialc ii io bc ilcii liicnd
ilc cloud, bui wlcn ilcy scc ilc lincs ol silvci swans, ilai aic ilcii cncmics, ilcy
coniiaci ilcii iail lcailcis.
In ilc middlc ol ilis mooniowci is a ioom wlcic Sii Radlila's
maidscivanis clcan Hci siiiing placc, dining iablc and bcd, smcaiing ilcm wiil
sandalwood pulp. Wlcn ilc waici is diicd up ilcy spicad oui a soli iug madc
liom ilc laii ol a Ranlu dcci and in iopmosi bliss ilcy lang a canopy insci wiil
pcails ilcic. Onc maidscivani clcancd ilc goldcn and jcwclcd vcsscls. Anoilci onc
lciclcd waici ilai was appiopiiaic loi ilc scason (cold in ilc summci and waim
in ilc winici), and anoilci onc placcd a pillow on ilc jcwclcd bcncl wlicl was
covcicd wiil slccis ol dillcicni colois. Anoilci maidscivani lcpi Rladila's
cloilcs and jcwclcd oinamcnis ol ilc picvious day all in a box, alici clcaning
ilcm. Hci banglcs jinglcd loudly as slc opcncd ilc box. Anoilci maidscivani
bcgan io ciusl camploi, vcimilion and sandalwood. Anoilci puiclcaiicd
maidscivani bcgan io malc banglcs, ciowns, llowci gailands and llowci saslcs,
and anoilci onc lovingly madc a iasiy pan ol caicclu, jaiiplala, clovcs and oilci
ingicdicnis.
Mcanwlilc, ilc sounds ol ilc cluining ol cuid and ol bialmanas icciiing
ilc Vcdas bccamc audiblc cvciywlcic in ilc villagc. Tlc cows wanicd io call ilcii
calvcs wiil ilcii mooing, bui ilcy wcic diowncd oui by ilc bialmanas. Tlc
piaiscis sang wavcs ol ncciaican pociiy dcsciibing Sii Kiislna's gloiics, and ilc
saiis, sulas, spaiiows, pcacocls and oilci biids incicascd ilc volumc ol ilcii
songs. Giadually, all ilc pcoplc wolc up, sai up in ilcii bcds and considcicd ilcii
duiics loi ilc day. Tlcn ilcy cagcily wcni io ilc lousc ol Nanda, ilc King ol
Viaja, io scc Kiislna.
Mullaia, wlosc vciy lilc is ilc audicncc ol lci gianddauglici Radlila's
loius-lilc lacc, and wlo is lilc a box lull ol jcwcls ol paicnial allcciion, camc in
and callcd oui, "Radla! My dauglici! Wlcic aic You'"
Sii Radlila said, "O loly moilci, lcic I am!" as yawncd and goi up,
looling ai Mullaia wiil cycs iolling liom slccp. Wlcn Mullaia saw Sii Kiislna's
ycllow cloil on Sii Radlila's clcsi, slc picicndcd noi io scc ii, in oidci noi io
cmbaiiass Hci.
Slc said, "Radla, moining las biolcn! Wly aic You siill slccping' Don'i
You scc ilai ilc sun is up alicady' Talc Youi bail and cai somciling bcloic You
go oui io do Youi puja. Alas! Youi body is gciiing slinnici cvciy day!" Wlilc
saying ilis, Mullaia spiinllcd Sii Radlila wiil lci loving icaidiops. Wiil lci
land slc caiicsscd Hci body and ilcn slc iool Radlila on lci lap io londlc Hci
bcloic luiiying io ilc palacc ol ilc King ol Viaja, bcing cagci io scc Kiislna.
Tlcn, onc by onc, Sii Radlila's liicnds camc inio ilc ioom and
suiioundcd Hci wlilc Slc sai on Hci jcwclcd sola. Tlcy wcic laugling and joling
wiil cacl oilci. "Tlc mcciing wiil Sii Radlila is cciiainly a slowci ol ncciai loi
ilc wlcai ol my joy!" ilcy ilougli. Slyamala salli camc along wiil ilcm. Sii
Radlila, wlo is bcauiy pcisonilicd, cmbiaccd lci and ollcicd lci a scai.
Sii Radlila said, "Slyama! Jusi as I was ilinling ol you, you camc bcloic
my cycs by ilc aiiangcmcni ol laic. Salli, il ilc iicc ol My dcsiics will now bcai
liuii, I will considci ilis a good moining. Alas, O bcauiilul onc, ilai iicc ol my
dcsiics is consianily spiinllcd by My giilliicnds, bui siill ii docs noi bcai liuii!
How is ii possiblc' O, wlcn will I cvci scc ilosc liuiis'"
Slyamala said, "Radla, il ilc iicc ol Youi dcsiics did noi bcai liuii yci,
don'i woiiy. Ii will suicly bcai liuii! lui, O Idlc Onc, I undcisiand ilai ilcsc liuiis
aic mosi amazing! Alilougl ilcii liagiancc is iclislablc by ilc loncybccs (oi
gopis), ilcy aic always iclislcd as il ncvci iasicd bcloic. How amazing! Can'i You
scc ilosc liuiis ilai lavc icddcncd You own cyclids (icd liom slccp oi Kiislna's
lipsiicl)' O Loius Iaccd Onc, lavcn'i You iasicd ilosc liuiis ilai lavc cui Youi
lips (Kiislna's biic mails) by icpcaicdly savoiing ilcm'"
Sii Radlila icplicd, "O Slyama, you jolc aboui Mc bccausc you don'i
lnow My lcaiiaclc. Jusi as ilc liglining illuminaics ilc cloudlcss nigli jusi oncc,
liisi dcsiioying ilc dailncss and ilcn disappcaiing again, maling ilc dailncss
iwicc as dcnsc as bcloic, similaily, alici laving sccn Kiislna jusi oncc, His
disappcaiancc doublcs ilc misciy ol His abscncc."
Slyamala said, "Radla, ilai moon (lalanidli mcans moon oi clcvci
Kiislna) wlom you compaic wiil ilc liglining, plcascd You wiil iis ncciaican
iays (laiagia mcans iays oi nails). Iis plascs now bccomc visiblc on Youi
bicasis."
Sii Radlila said, "Slyama, Hc simply polluics Mc wiil His plascs! You aic
iigli in calling Him Kalanidli. Hc somciimcs givcs a diop ol moonligli io My
caloia biid-lilc cycs, bui noi mucl. Hc cannoi lulllill My dcsiics in ilis way!"
Slyamala said, "Radla, icll us cvciyiling lianlly. I am cagci io lavc my
allliciion miiigaicd by bailing in ilc ncciaican Ganga siicam ol sioiics aboui Youi
nociuinal pasiimcs wiil Kiislna, ilai llows liom Youi loius-lilc mouil! How can
I pciloim any aciiviiics wiiloui liisi iasiing ilai ncciai'"
Sii Radlila said, "Slyamala, wlcn a siicam ol licsl bluisl lusici bagan io
slowci Mc in ilc lunja coiiagc ionigli, ilcn wlo iool Mc on ilc dancing siagc ol
innumciablc Cupids ilai wcic dancing ilcic' Wlcn I was plcascd by sccing ilis
dancing, I gavc all My scnsc aciiviiics as a icwaid io ilcm, as ilc audicncc. I
cannoi icmcmbci anymoic wlai wondcilul pciloimancc bcgan on ilc siagc
ilcn."
Slyamala said, "Radla! How amazing! You bccamc ilc siagc managci ol
ilis cioiic ligli ol ilai Onc Occan ol Happincss wlo asionislcd millions ol
Cupids wiil His own dancing."
Sii Radlila said, "Slyama, I cxpciicnccd so many oilci ilings ilan wlai
you jusi dcsciibcd. Alas! Is ilis all somc magic iiicl, a dicam oi an illusion in ilc
mind'"
Slyamala icplicd, "Radla, You lavc diunl so mucl loncy liom ilc loius-
lilc lacc ol Hc wlo blinds all ilc louscwivcs liom alai wiil ilc liagiancc ol His
lacc, so ilis ciioi ol Youi mind is noi so suipiising."
Tlcn, Madluiila appcaicd. Tlc sallis aslcd lci, "Salli, wlcic do you
comc liom'"
Madluiila answcicd, "I wcni io ilc lousc ol ilc ling ol Viaja ilis
moining loi somc duiy. Lisicn io all ilc lun I saw going on ilcic!. Wlcn Quccn
Yasloda callcd oui, 'llo, Kiislna! Kiislna! Gci up, O loius cycd Onc!', slc
slowcicd Him wiil lci bicasimill and lci icais ol loving ccsiasy, as slc saw Him
lying on ilc bcd. Wlilc Kiislna goi up, His cycs sliglily iollcd oui ol diowsincss.
Tlc liagiancc liom His mouil spicad lcic and ilcic as Hc yawncd, causing ilc
loncybccs io bccomc inioxicaicd. Wlilc Hc siiciclcd Himscll oui, His loius lilc
lacc loolcd vciy bcauiilul, iilicd upwaids io onc sidc, maling His cuily locls lall
looscly downwaids. Quccn Yasloda caicsscd lci son liom lcad io ioc wiil lci
palms, pionouncing ilc maniia 'avyadajo'nglii maniman' io pioicci His wlolc
body. Slc loolcd upwaids, piiilully piaying io ilc Loid, "O God ol Gods! You
mcicilully gavc mc ilis son, wlo is ilc vciy lilc ol all ol Viaja. Plcasc pioicci Him
in all ciicumsianccs."
Madluiila coniinucd, "Lisicn, O Gandlaivila, io anoilci wondcilul iling
ilai lappcncd! Wlcn ilc quccn ol Viaja saw Youi bluc cloil on lci son's clcsi,
Pauiamasi iold lci, 'Jusi scc, Kiislna cxclangcd cloilcs wiil His bioilci,
lalaiama.' Tlcn, sccing ilc spois liom Youi pan on Kiislna's clccl, Pauinamasi
said, 'Madlava, las a iuby liom Youi caiings bccn icllccicd in Youi cmciald lilc
clccl'' and wipcd away ilc icd spois ol Youi lipsiicl wiil lci land. Sccing
Kiislna dizzily gciiing up liom bcd, Yasloda iold Rolini, 'Salli Rolini, lasi
cvcning Kiislna did noi cai cnougl, ilai is wly Hc is so ilin and dizzy! Givc Him
somciling io cai, now!' Hcaiing ilis, Rolini wcni io gci somciling io cai. Tlcn,
Kiislna sai down on a jcwcllcd claii biougli in by His scivanis wlo bcgan ilcii
sclcdulcd sciviccs lilc wasling His loius lilc lacc. Tlcn, lalaiama and
Madlumangala aiiivcd and siood on cal sidc ol Kiislna's claii, maling Him lool
lilc a iaincloud llanlcd by ilc moon and ilc liglining.
"Wlcn Rolini biougli Kiislna liagiani buiici mixcd wiil iocl candy and
scasoncd wiil camploi on a silvci iiay, ii loolcd lilc ilc manilcsiaiion ol
moilcily allcciion liom lci loius lilc lcaii. Lvciyonc bccamc vciy lappy io scc
ilis. Moilci Yasloda icpcaicdly scivcd ilis io Kiislna and His liicnds. Howcvci,
Madlumangala iold lci, 'Moilci, I'm siill lungiy, alilougl I lavc alicady caicn
unlimiicd amounis ol lood!' So, Moilci Yasloda gavc lim moic.
"Mcanwlilc, onc ol ilc cowlcid mcn camc in and said, 'Kiislna! Tlc
cxpcii cowlcids lail io mill ilc cows and ilc calvcs cannoi diinl cvcn a diop ol
ilcii moilci's mill, bcing vciy moiosc. Tlc cows aic looling down ilc ioad loi
You io comc wiil icai lillcd cycs, liling ilcii calvcs, lilling all diicciions wiil ilcii
mooing, unablc io iolciaic anoilci momcni wiiloui You.' Kiislna ilcn gladdcncd
His moilci by spiinlling lci wiil ilc ncciai ol His sliglily smiling loius lilc lacc,
indicaiing His own bliss. Clcwing pan, Hc goi up io mill His cows. Moilci
Yasloda ilcn iold lalaiama, "O lalabladia, il You go io wicsilc alici milling ilc
cows, ilcn don'i dclay! I uigc You, comc bacl quiclly loi bicallasi alici playing
wiil Youi liicnds.'
"Hcaiing His moilci's woids, Haii said, 'O Moilci! You'ic saying ilis
bccausc you don'i iiusi Mc! I am ilc only lcadci ol all ilc cowlcid boys, so wly
slould I acccpi ilc coniiol ol My oldci bioilci''
"Moilci Yasloda icplicd, "All ilc oldci pcoplc ol Viaja lnow low You aic
ilc lcadci ol ilc boys liom Youi vciy clildlood! How many iimcs did ilcy noi
complain io mc aboui Youi sicaling buiici and yogluii liom ilici lomcs in ilc
pasi'' Moilci Yasloda pcisonally landcd Kiislna a goldcn buclci loi ilc mill,
placing ii inio His iigli land. Inio His lcli land slc placcd a wondcilul iopc loi
iying cows, ilai dclcais ilc splcndoi ol liglining. Lilc ilai, O salli, Kiislna
lools cvcn moic bcauiilul.
"Tlcn, Kiislna wcni oui, walling moic slowly ilan a mad clcplani. His
anllcbclls jinglcd, His moving, cuily locls wcic blacl, lilc ilc Yamuna iivci, and
His jcwcllcd caiiings wcic wliic, lilc ilc Ganga iivci. Tlcsc siicams ol ncciai
spiinllcd ilc globc ol His moonlilc lacc lilc ilc Tiivcni (ilc conllucncc ol ilc
ilicc loly iivcis, ilc Yamuna, Ganga and Saiasvaii.) Kiislna's ycllow scail danccd
on His clcsi lilc a icsilcss liglining siiilc dancing on a cloud. His pcail nccllacc
siaiicd dancing ol joy wlcn ii saw ilc Kausiubla gcm dancing on His clcsi, iising
lilc ilc sun, and His long llowci gailand lisscd His looi oinamcnis.
"Wlcn Kiislna ilus wcni oui ol His lousc, Hc gavc gicai joy io His
moilci's cycs. Somciimcs Hc clcwcd pan wlicl was givcn io Him by His scivanis,
and His body was siuddcd wiil goosc bumps as Hc siood by ilc iown gaic. Kiilna
sai down on a plailoim ouisidc ilc gaic, waiiing loi His liicnds, iiying io lind oui
wlicl giil was doing wlai ilcic. Tlcn, onc by onc, His dcai liicnds camc ilcic io
mcci Him.
"O misiicss, How can I dcsciibc ilc mild smilc on ilc loius lilc lacc ol
Kiislna, wlo las sucl good iasic, as Hc iclislcd ilc soli woids ilai His liicnds
wlispcicd in His cais ai cvciy sicp' How can I dcsciibc ilc mcaning ol ilcsc
woids' May youi bcc-lilc mind always scaicl loi ilis! Wlosc mind will noi bc
cnclanicd by ilc piolusc swccincss ol ilc iuiban Kiislna woic ai ilai iimc' Tlc
nci ol goldcn siiings on iop ol ilai iuiban, on wlicl bcauiilul jcwcls aic siiung, is
indcsciibablc. Tlcn, Kiislna goi up and wcni down ilc ioad io ilc bain. Tlc
anllcbclls on His lcci jinglcd swccily, and His bodily liagiancc, ilai pcivadcd all
ilc diicciions, loicibly aiiiacidc ilc young louscwivcs, wlo climbcd ilc ncaicsi
waicliowci liom wlcic ilcy icpcaicdly woislippcd Him wiil ilcii loius-lilc
cycs."
Sii Radlila's lcvci ol scpaiaiion was cxiinguislcd loi ilc iimc bcing by
Madluiila, wlo scivcd Hci ilc sooiling ncciai diinl ol dcsciipiions ol Kiislna's
bcauiilul play wiil His liicnds. Howcvci, sloiily alici ilai, ilc lcvci ol Hci dcsiic
incicascd a lundicd iimcs again. Tlc joy ol Radlila's cais lad incicascd, bui ilc
ligl lcvci ol dcsiic cnicicd Hci cycs. Tlcsc cycs bccamc cnvious ol ilcii
nciglbois' incompaiablc wcalil ol Kiislna ncciai and bccamc alllicicd wiil
soiiow. Tlcn, Sii Radlila, ilc Supicmc Goddcss ol anuiaga (consiani passion) loi
Kiislna iold Madluiila, "O Iaiilaccd Onc, Mosi blcsscd aic ilc giils ol Viaja,
wlosc lisllilc cycs always play in ilc occan ol Kiislna's naiuial bcauiy and
playlulncss."
Tlcn Slc iold Slyamala, "Salli, Alilougl I iool biiil in Golula I could
ncvci iclisl Kiislna's swccincss! And cvcn il I lcaid aboui ii, My icsilcss mind
could noi lccp cvcn a diop ol ii!"
Slyamala said io Laliia, "Laliia, lisicn! I'm going lomc now. Lci my woids
siop now. Plcasc ollci ilis loius-lilc giil io ilc iliisiy Kiislna loncybcc in ilc
abodc ol ilc ling ol Viaja." Wlcn Slyamala wcni lomc, Sii Radlila's mind goi
upsci wiil lcclings ol scpaiaiion liom Kiislna, maling Hci cxpciicncc ccacl
sccond io bc lilc a millcnium. Wlcn Hci maidscivanis bcgan ilcii usual duiics loi
Hci bailing and oinamcniaiion, Slc wcni iliougl ilcm as a mcic cusiom. Tlcn
all ila sallis wcic also bailcd, oinamcnicd and dicsscd by ilcii liicnds, so ilai
cvcn ilc bcauiy ol ilcii loius lcci dclcaicd ilai ol ilc goddcss ol loiiunc, wlo was
cluincd oui ol ilc mill occan along wiil a spoilcss auiumn moon.
Chapfer +
Sri Radhika's Bafh, Dressing and Ornamenfafion
Prafah LiIa conf. (6:00 a.m. - 8:2+ a.m.)
Alici ilis, ilc maidscivanis camc bcloic Sii Radlila's jcwclcd sola wiil
goldcn piiclcis in ilcii lands, lillcd wiil waici wlicl was cool in ilc summci
and waim in ilc winici, io quiclly wasl Hci bcauiilul mouil. Onc maidcivani
pouicd waici liom lci jug inio lci palm. As Sii Radlila lluslcd Hci closcd
mouil, moving ilc waici bacl and loiil liom Hci palaic io Hci iccil, Hci clccls
wcic sliglily pullcd up. Wiil a bii ol noisc, Slc piivaicly spai ilc waici oui. Alici
ilis, onc maidscivani icmovcd Sii Radlila's locls liom Hci slouldcis wiil ilc
lingcis ol lci lcli land, placing ilcm on Hci lcad, and bcgan io wasl Hci
naiuially smooil loiclcad, clccls and cycs, maling ilcm slinc unlimiicdly. Wiil
soli closcd lands, onc laiicycd maidcn biuslcd Sii Radlila's iccil wiil ilc vciy
bcauiilul iwig ol a dcsiic iicc. Ai ilai iimc lci landsiiing swung and lci banglcs
icmaincd silcni, bui lci caiiings swung lasici. Wlilc Sii Radlila was waslcd lilc
ilis, Hci iccil loolcd bcauiilul and claiming lilc iaindiops.
Anoilci laii maidcn clcancd Sii Radlila's ionguc wiil a ionguc sciapci
wlicl was slapcd lilc a bow. Slc lcld ilc sciapci wiil lci icndci ilumbs and
indcxlingcis and sciapcd Radlila's youillul, spiouililc ionguc. Sii Radlila was
vciy plcascd wiil ilai. Hci lowcicd lcad ilai was covcicd wiil Hci cuily locls
and bcauiilicd by Hci smilc, slivcicd. Alici Sii Radlila's moonlilc lacc was ilus
icpcaicdly waslcd insidc and oui, onc salli waslcd Hci lands and diicd ilc
waici diops liom Hci lacc wiil a soli iowcl. Onc maidscivani lcld a jcwclcd
miiioi in lioni ol Radlila's lacc io slow Hci ilai all ilc pan spois lad bccn
waslcd liom Hci iccil. Oncc again, Radlila's lacc was bcauiilicd wiil a ncciaican
smilc as Slc bclcld Hci own lacc, ilai slowcd all ilc signs ol Hci Piiyaiama's lovc
lcsiival, in ilc miiioi.
Tlc sallis camc ilcic in gicai bliss and icmovcd all ilc unncccssaiy
oinamcnis liom Radlila's limbs, maling Hci lool cvcn moic bcauiilul wiil ilc
signs ol ilc icmovcd oinamcnis on Hci body, lilc an oinamcni licc liom spois.
Tlcn, Sii Radlila pui on a wliic bailing dicss, looling aiound anxiously io scc il
anybody was waicling. Slc loolcd lilc a sicady siical ol liglining suiioundcd by
ilc bcauiilul oib ol ilc moon. Tlcn again, Slc sai on a soli scai, suiioundcd by
Hci giilliicnds ilai aic dcdicaicd io Hci wiil causclcss lovc and ilai aic cxpcii in
sciving Hci, lilc a bcauiilul moon suiioundcd by iis oib.
Raii Manjaii iool Radlila's vcil oll and opcncd Hci biaid, displaying Hci
wondcilul buncl ol laii. Slc uniavcllcd ilis laii wiil lci lingcis and spiinllcd ii
wiil liagiani oil, gcnily pulling ii liom iop io boiiom and maling ii smooilci by
liiiing ii solily wiil ilc sidc ol lci land. Slc solily massagcd Radlila's lcad wiil
lci bud-lilc lands ilai caiiicd jingling banglcs. Radlila's cycs opcncd sliglily
and Hci body slivcicd liom cioiic bliss. Wlcn slc combcd Radlila's laii and
bound ii up, ii loolcd as il ilc dcnsc dailncss ol ilis laii bloclcd ilc slining ol
Hci moon-lilc lacc, so slc angiily punislcd ilc laii loi ilis wiil ilc wcapon ol
lci jcwclcd comb.
Tlc maidscivanis sccicily smilcd wlcn ilcy saw ilc mails ol Kiislna's
nails and iccil on Radlila's bicasis wlilc ilcy opcncd ilc pois wiil oils loi
spiinlling Hci bicasis, aims, cic. Sccing ilis, Radlila's cycs bccamc siaiilcd and
Slc slyly lowcicd Hci lcad. Tlcn onc vciy clcvci maidscivani picpaicd an
oinimcni ol lunluma, camploi, loius pollcn and sandal mixcd wiil ioscwaici.
Anoilci maidscivani anoinicd Radlila's body, ilai loolcd lilc ilc liglining
slowcicd by a iaincloud ol ncciaican lusici, wiil ilis ungucni, cxpciily clccling
wiil lci cycs il lci scivicc was donc wcll. Anoilci maidscivani massagcd
Radlila's laii wiil ilc palms ol lci lands, using myiobalan slampoo mixcd wiil
oilci liagiani subsianccs. Wiil lci calm movcmcnis, slc madc ilis laii vciy
smooil and bcauiilul.
Sii Radlila ilan sai down on a ciysial bailing dais in lioni ol lci, bcing
suiioundcd by Hci aiicndanis and maidscivanis. Wlcn Slc climbcd onio ilis dais
wiil ilc clcgani sicps ol an clcplani, Hci own lusici coloicd ilc dais goldcn. Sii
Radlila's buiiocls, ilai wcic covcicd by a wliic cloil, loolcd lilc a waicilall
iliougl ilc iianspaicni ciysial jug, aiiaining oncncss in coloi wiil ii, bui
clanging in loim as ilc jug camc closc io Hci body. Wlcn ilcsc blisslul maidcns
iubbcd ilc diops ol waici liom Radlila's body alici ilc slowci, ii loolcd as il
pcails wcic wipcd liom a sicady siical ol liglining by a bluc, aiumnal cloud.
Wlcn onc maidscivani iicd Radlila's laii in a cloil io squcczc oui ilc
waici, ii loolcd as il ilc Yamuna was covcicd by ilc Ganga, bui siill dclcaiing ilc
Ganga by coming oui liom insidc ol ii, cxicnding lci lusici. Tlis maidscivani
solily bcai Radlila's laii wiil ilis iowcl io malc ilc waici diip oui. Ii was as il
dcnsc dailncss was ciying, bcing swallowcd by ilc moonbcams ilai aic wliic lilc
loius sicms.
Sii Radlila ilcn dicsscd in a linc gown liom lci waisi down, diopping Hci
bailing dicss. Moilci Laiil acccpicd ilai dicss and aiiaincd iis liagiancc,
ilinling, " Iiagiancc is my qualiiy and laii cycd Radlila's bailing dicss las givcn
mc ilai qualiiy wiil all ilc liagiani oils ilai iouclcd ii duiing Hci bail!" Sii
Radlila, ilc jcwcl ol all ladics, wlosc body was sliglily bcni and wlosc cycs wcic
siaiilcd, icmovcd ilc laiis liom Hci bcauiilul lacc wiil Hci lingcis, ilai loolcd
lilc ilc buds ol goldcn campala llowcis. Sii Radlila lcld lc iowcl wiil boil Hci
lands, siiiling Hci licslly waslcd locls wiil ii, lilling ilc sly wiil diops ol waici
ilai llcw lcic and ilcic. Tlis loolcd vciy bcauiilul. Ii loolcd as il ilc bianclcs ol
a sicady liglining vinc lad madc liicnds wiil ilc spoilcss moonglow io siiilc ilc
dcnsc dailncss, maling ii splcndid and bcni.
Tlcn, Sii Radlila was dicsscd in a bcauiilul blousc iicd wiil ciimson
siiings langing down Hci bicasis, and wiil a pciiicoai wiil piciuics on ii, ilai
lung down io Hci lccls. On iop ol ilai Slc was dicsscd in a ncw cloud bluc saii
wiil goldcn spois on ii, sccing wlicl, Mulnda's cycs would bc and caugli and
obsiiucicd. Tlc icmaining waici diippcd liom Svamini's laii, maling ilc aguiu
smolc liom ii asccnd io lcavcn. Wlo docs noi ialc paii in ilc consiani scivicc ol
gicai souls' (Tlosc wlo lavc no guiu can siill iclisl ilc scivicc ol ilc Loid, wlo
is ilc aggicgaic ol all guius, and iclisling ilc ncciai ol sucl scivicc, asccnd io
lcavcn, Vailunila)
Tlc moonlaccd Radlila, bcing suiioundcd by ilc soldicis ol Hci biigli
lusici sai down on Hci goldcn claii and ilc cxpcii Sudcvi camc up io Hci, placcd
lci lcli land on ilc iop ol Hci lcad and combcd Hci laii solily wiil a comb slc
lcld in lci iigli land. Wlcn slc combcd, slc opcncd lci lcli land, oilciwisc slc
coniiacicd ii. I was as il ilc siicam ol ilc Yamuna was diaggcd by a goldcn nci,
lalling on ilc somciimcs blossoming, somciimcs closcd loius llowci ol Hci lacc,
swallowing ii. Wiil a bcauiilul comb Sudcvi madc ilc paii in Radlila's laii abovc
Hci loiclcad. In ilis way Hci iwo biaids wcic dividcd by a naiiow pail ilai was
piaiscd by Cupid.Tlc icmcmbiancc ol ilis paii dcsiioys all sinlul icaciions. Is ii
swccincss pcisonilicd, oi is ii ilc Ganga wlcic ilc clcplani ol Haii's lcaii can
play' Oi is ii ilc iiiplc pailway wlcic ilc boais ol Hci liicnds' cycs can cioss ilc
iivci'
Laliia siood in lioni ol Radlila, placing a bcauiilul cicsijcwcl on Hci
slining lcad, ilai iosc lilc ilc sun on ilc dcnsc dailncss ol Hci laii, ilai is vciy
dcai io Him. All aiound ilis cicsijcwcl wcic siiings ol ncw pcails ilai iouclcd ilc
paii. Ii loolcd as il ilc siais goi cold and displcascd liom sciving ilc moon and
ilcicloic bcgan io scivc ilc sun, io gci somc waimil. Tla placc wlcic ilc paii
comcs oui on ilc loiclcad is namcd laiaiila. Tlc pcails ilai wcic placcd on ilis
paii loolcd lilc Cupid's bow and lisscd Radlila's cuily locls. Ii loolcd as il ilc
moss on a lalc ol ncciai was lisscd by loam. Tlcn, Sudcvi joincd Radlila's laii
wiil ilc pcail siiing ol Hci cicsijcwcl and lalaiila and madc Hci biaid, ilai lcll
down io Hci iligls, dccoiaiing ii wiil dillcicni swcci llowcis ilai camc oui lcic
and ilcic. Ii loolcd as il ilc moon ilicw oui all iis spois alici pciloiming
pcnanccs and lad aiiaincd ilc posiiion ol Sii Radlila's spoilcss moon-lilc lacc.
Tlc discaidcd spois lung down as Hci biaid, ilai iouclcd Hci lcci oui ol
giaiiiudc. Ai ilc cnd ol ilis biaid, Sudcvi lung a loius llowci madc ol vaiious
wondcilul diamonds, pcails ang gold on a ilin sillcn siiing. Tlis loolcd lilc ilc
dcsiic vinc ol Haii's dcsiics in ilc loim ol ilc libious iooi ol a lanyan iicc wiil a
vciy bcauiilul jcwclcd iibbon ai ilc cnd, biougli ilcic by Cupid alici lc
conqucicd ilc abodc ol India.
Laliia jolingly iold Sudcvi, "O Sudcvi, aic you landlada dcvi ('Maya dcvi,
wlo binds ilc illusioncd souls io ilc maiciial woild' oi 'ilc goddcss wlo binds
ilc biaid') wlo liimly binds all ilc balas ('living bcings' oi 'Radlila's laiis')' Only
Haii can givc molsla ('libciaiion io ilc living bcings' oi 'only Hc can opcn
Radlila's biaid') wlcncvci Hc lccls lilc ii!" Alici saying ilis, Laliia placcd lci lcli
land on ilc iop ol lawn-lilc Radlila's lcad, sliglily liliing Hci lcad, and lolding
a cup ol musl in lci iigli land. Wiil a pcncil, slc mixcd ilai musl wiil aguiu
and madc a ciiclc on Radlila's loiclcad wiil ilis mixiuic. In ilc middlc ol ilis
ciiclc slc dicw an cigli pciallcd loius wiil sinduia and in ilai ciiclc slc painicd
Radlila's swcci iilala wiil sandalwood pasic mixcd wiil camploi. Cupid
dclcaicd Loid Siva and iool ilc moon liom lis loiclcad, using ii io malc ilc lall
moon-cicsi on Sii Radlila's loiclcad.
Sii Radlila's loiclcad loolcd lilc a goldcn slab covcicd by Hci cuily locls
ilai wcic lilc magic syllablcs wiiiicn on ilai slab, and was bcauiilicd by ilc
muliicoloicd smaia yaniia (Cupid's insiiumcni) iilala ilai coniiols and gladdcns
Hci Piiyaiama. Tlcn Laliia applicd cyclinci mixcd wiil camploi on Radlila's
cycs liom a cup. How can any poci's ionguc iclisl (licl) ilc swccincss ol
Radlila's cuivcd cyclids ilcn' Sccing Radlila's loius-lilc cycs wiil cyclinci on, ii
sccms ilai cvcn ilc sun docs noi slinc so biiglily! Tlc cncmy ol ilc sun, dcnsc
dailncss, las suiioundcd ilc liicnds ol ilc sun, ilc loius llowcis, as ilc cyclinci.
lui low amazing! Insicad ol diminisling ilc bcauiy ol ilcsc loius-lilc cycs, ilcii
bcauiy simply incicascs!
Laliia smilingly said, "Radla, I don'i lnow low mucl You lilc blacl
subsianccs (iclciiing io Kiislna)." Hcaiing ilis, Sii Radlila angiily lniiicd Hci
cycbiows. Tlcn, Laliia said, "O niccly anoinicd lisllilc cycs, now ilai ilc swcci
Kiislna cloud will aiisc you slould dancc slilllully, swccily and blisslully!"
Hcaiing ilis, moon laccd Radlila said, "Laliia, low can My cycs bccomc
danccis unlcss youi glanccs, ilai aic ilc bcsi ol danccis, icacl ilcm'" Tlcn Laliia
swilily placcd Radlila's noscpcail, ilai was insci wiil dillcicni jcwcls, on Hci
nosc. Ii loolcd as il ilc moon iool lis wilc ilc siai on lis clcsi as an oinamcni.
Tlcsc pcail oinamcnis wcic lilc an cllulgcni ling siiiing on a goldcn loius ilionc,
giving gicai joy io Haii's ciiy-lilc cycs, coniiolling ilcm, alilougl ilcy aic
oilciwisc laid io coniiol. Aic Agladvisa's (Kiislna's) iwo playlul cycs iliisiy
alici Radlila's noscpcail, ilinling ii io bc ilc sccd ol a vinc ol bcauiy' Oi aic ilcy
Cupid's iound bud-lilc aiiows ilai wcic coming oui ol a quivci ol scsamc llowcis
slowing ilcii gicai opulcncc in oidci io dcsiioy Mulunda's paiicncc'
Laliia jolingly said, "O noscpcail, You aic a globulc wiil swcci ncciai ilai
adoins Haii's lisl-lilc cycs. Quiclly aiiiaci Him so ilai ilc woild can announcc
youi good loiiunc!"
Tlcn, Visalla said, "Laliia, ilosc lisl-lilc cycs ol Haii, ilai livc in ilc
occan ol consiani passion cvcn swallow ilc baslci ol ilc louscwivcs' paiicncc and
lcai, and ilcy will also swallow ilis globulc. Wlo on caiil can subduc ilcsc
cycs'"
Hcaiing ilcsc ncciaican woids ol Hci liicnds, Sii Radlila liowncd and
said, "Wly don'i you cngagc in muiual liisa (aiiiaciion)' You can aiiiaci Kiislna
and Kiislna can aiiiaci you!" Alici ilai, Laliia lung loop caiiings, ilai slonc lilc
clcan gaimcnis, on Sii Radlila's cais ilai wcic adoincd wiil lunda llowcis and
jcwcllcd caiiings langing undci ilcm. Aic ilcsc ilc bcsi spiouis ol Cupid's iicc,
ilai givc joy io ilc Kiislna loncybcc, bcaiing bcauiilul clusicis ol jcwcls and
loncy, oi aic ilcy Sii Radlila's loop caiiings'
Laliia ilcn painicd malaia lisl (slails) on Radlila's soli clccls ilai will
suicly call Malaia Kciu (Cupid), saying, "Plcasc comc, and Haii will woislip you
duiing ilc mosi iomaniic iimc, ollciing His icd, spioui-lilc lips io you! O
malaias, wlcn Kiislna's slail caiiings lall on you, you musi acccpi ilcm as youi
lusbands! Tlcy aic aglaia siuii scvi (Aglaia is Kiislna oi 'dcsiioying all sins' and
siuii scvi mcans 'ilcy lang undci Kiislna's cais' oi 'ilcy aic scivcd by ilc Vcdas'.)
Tlc diamonds ilai lung on Radlila's cais on ilc licsl ncciailalc ol Hci
clccls loolcd lilc bailcycoins and ilc slails on Hci clccls opcncd ilcii mouils
io cai ilcm. Havc ilcy now bccomc siunncd liom bliss wlcn ilcsc diamonds
aiosc' Kccp Kiislna's snalc-lilc caiiings lying on ilc laid clcsi ol Youi snalc-
lilc aimlcis, ilus ilcy will aiiain ilc jcwcl ol womcn (Radlila's aimlcis),
bccoming mosi wcalily and giving up ilcii icsilcssncss! Wlcn Laliia pui a diop ol
musl on Radlila's clin, ii loolcd as il ilc moon, icmoving ilc dailncss wiil iis
iays, mcicilully lcpi ilis clild ol dailncss on lis own clcsi.
Laliia jolcd, saying, "Tlis bluc diop is lilc ilc lull moon iising liom an
occan ol swccincss. Sccing ilis, Kiislna will ilinl ii bclongs io Him and Hc will
pcisonally comc io iclisl iis juicc again and again. Ii sccms as il Cupid las madc a
lcalcup wiil pcilccily loimcd goldcn lciali lcavcs, placing icd bimba liuiis on
ilcm and laying a bcauiilul baby blacl bcc undci ii."
Tlcn Cliiiadcvi madc piciuics ol bcauiilul icndci lcalcd vincs on laii
limbcd Radlila's bicasis wiil camploi, aguiu, lunluma and sandalwood pulp.
Tlcn ilcsc bicasis loolcd lilc Cupid's claliavala biids, ilai wcic covcicd by
moss, coming oui ol a pond ol iasa alici laving liisi bccn immciscd in ii. Wlcn
ilc mad Kiislna clcplani sccs ilis, Hc wanis io play wiil ilcm wiil lis iiunl.
Clampalalania and Indulclla ilcn placcd iwo jcwclcd aimlcis on Radlila's aims,
dividing ilcsc aims lilc ilc lull moon cuiiing iwo loius sicms in iwo.
Tlc sallis jolingly said, "O aimlcis, il you don'i biing somconc's
maicllcss body lcic io ollci io Slc wlo wcais you, all ilc pcoplc will lind lauli
wiil you and youi namc, angada ('aimlci' oi 'giving ilc body') will noi bc lullillcd!
Salli, il ilis aimlci comcs bcloic Haii's cycs ii will bc immcdiaicly anangada
(giving cioiic bliss) lulllillling oui liglcsi dcsiics in a vciy wondcilul way! Wlo
can bc moic gcncious ilan ilai'"
Hcaiing ilcsc jolcs liom Hci liicnds, Sii Radlila smilcd sliglily, slyly
lowcicd Hci cycs and said, "Aliigli. No nccd io claboiaic on ilcsc aimlcis any
moic. Youi limbs lavc ilc ilicc qualiiics ol angadaiva (abiliiy io givc onc's body),
anangadaiva (abiliiy io givc cioiic bliss) and agadaiva (giving mcdccinc againsi
lusiy allliciion), ilai aic also sccn in Haii!."
Tlcn ilc sallis lung claiming sappliic banglcs insci wiil lincs ol gold,
ilai plcasc ilc cais wiil ilcii jingling, on Sii Radlila's wiisis. Tlcsc banglcs
loolcd lilc blacl bccs bcing clascd away by ilc swanlilc nails on Hci loius-lilc
lands. Now, ilcy aic cmbiacing ilc nccls ol ilosc loius-lilc wiisis ilai givc
slclici io ilcm, ilinling ilcm io bc bluc loius llowcis. Radlila's biacclcis and
banglcs icpicscni a japa mala ol Kiislna's bluisl complcxion and His goldcn dicss.
Slc naiuially piaiscs Kiislna in ilis way, doing japa ol bluc and gold.
Jusi as a lunici spicads oui lis nci io caicl biids, Sii Radlila's landsiiing
loolcd lilc a nci spicad oui by ilc lunici, Cupid, liom ilc ioois ol ilc lcavcs on
ilc ncciai vinc ol Radlila's lands io caicl ilc caloia biid namcd Haii. Sii
Radlila wcais jcwclcd iings on cacl lingci cxccpi loi on ilc ilumb, indcx and
middlc lingci ol Hci iigli land. Usually ilc moon and ilc loius llowci cannoi bc
sccn iogcilci, bui on Radlila's loius-lilc lands, ilc nails pcil lilc moons and
Hci iings slinc lilc siais suiiounding ilcsc moons.
Tlcn Visalla swilily placcd a ciimson blousc cmbioidcicd wiil claiming
pcails on lawn-cycd Radlila's vciy soli bicasis. Tlc cups ol ilis blousc lavc ilc
icndcncy io bical icligious piinciplcs. Tlcy aic soldicis ol passion ilai comc oui
liom Radlila's lcaii, slowing ilcii migli in subduing Loid Haii. Tlc jcwcls ilai
lung liom laii-cycd Radlila's nccllacc, ilai was lung ilcic by Visalla, loolcd
vciy bcauiilul and dividcd Hci bicasis. Ii loolcd as il Cupid, io appologizc loi lis
ollcnsc io Loid Siva (oi 'io dcsiioy Kiislna's paiicncc'), pouicd spoilcss Ganga
waici ovci iwo Siva lingas wiil a goldcn conclslcll. Alici ilis, Visalla placcd a
dliuva (sicady) bioclc, ilai was as clcai as a miiioi and could icllcci Haii's loim,
on Radlila's clcsi, ilai was Vislnupada (ilc placc assigncd io Kiislna) as a gicai
oblaiion io ilc caiil, jusi as ilc dliuva siai and ilc laiidlama (ilc loim ol Loid
Vislnu) dwcll in ilc Vislnupada (sly).
Tlc bclls ilai Tungavidya lung aiound Sii Radlila's buiiocls loolcd lilc
jcwclcd gaics wiil wlicl Cupid locls up lis own lomc. Aic ilcsc bclls lilc iasila
ciancs ilai aic ovcicomc wiil lusi, and slow ilcii opulcncc by swccily singing on
ilc sloic ol Radlila's navcl, ilai is lillcd wiil ilc wavcs ol Hci ilicc lincd bclly'
Tlcn, Rangadcvi lung jcwclcd anllcbclls wiil nicc swan-lilc oinamcnis on
Radlila's loius lcci and swccily jingling goldcn and jcwclcd iings on Hci iocs.
Swccincss iiscll iollcd ai Sii Radlila's lcci io malc iiscll succcsslul in dillcicni
ways. Did ii appcai as Radlila's looi oinamcni io cngagc oilci loiiunaic souls io
piaisc ilc gloiics ol ilcsc loius lcci, maling sounds lilc 'iana iana''
Somconc may asl. "Sii Radlila's nails and ilc solcs ol Hci lcci aic
naiuially icddisl. Wly boilci smcaiing icd looilac on ilcm'" Tlc answci is, "aic
ilcic no pcoplc woislipping ilc iadiani sun wiil a iiny wicl'" Tlai sun-lilc
looilac las mcigcd wiil lis bclovcd loius llowcis, ilc solcs ol Radlila's lcci.
Sccing ilis, ilc paiamalamsas, avadluias and lcaincd sagcs wlo dcsiic ilis lind
ol libciaiion dancc in ccsiasy. Tlcy lavc aiiaincd a liglci bliss ilan libciaiion
liom ilc solcs ol Radlila's lcci.
Tlc sallis said, "O looilac, don'i lamcni, iling 'I am unqualilicd!" Tlc
coloi ol youi passion icaclcs as lai as Haii's loiclcad and locls (wlcn Hc puis
Radlila's lcci on His lcad), incicasing ilcii bcauiy. Hcaiing ilcsc woids ol Hci
liicnds, Sii Radlila picicndcd io bc angiy. Hci cycs bccamc cioolcd and Slc
anxiously clasiiscd ilc sallis.
Slc said, "Salli! Lci Mc jolc aboui you wlcn you coloi somconc clsc's
lcad wiil ilc lac liom youi lcci! Il I cvci gci ilai clancc, I would also iidiculc
you. Wly aic you so silly io jolc aboui Mc wiiloui icason'"
Rasa manjaii ilcn caiclully smcaicd Sii Radlila's body wiil sandalwood pulp,
camploi, lunluma, musl, cic. lui ilc ling ol Radlila's naiuial bodily liagiancc
acccpicd ilis ungucni as a mcic scivani! Tulasi manjaii lung an aiimulia
(madlavi) llowci gailand aiound Radlila's nccl and placcd a cui loius llowci inio
Hci loius-lilc land, maling boil ilc gailand and ilc loius vciy swcci.
Ranganamala placcd a jcwclcd miiioi ilai icllccicd Hci cllulgcnily oinamcnicd
body, in lioni ol laii cycd Radlila's lacc. Sccing Hci own swcci cllulgcni limbs in
ilis miiioi, asionislmcni lisscd Radlila's mind and lcaii. Tlc dauglici ol
Viislablanu, lnowing ilc wavcs ol Hci Piiyaiama's ilouglis, ilougl io Hciscll,
"Wlcic las ilis uniquc occan ol My bodily swccincss comc liom' How will ilc
iasila (iasiclul) loncybcc Madlusudana lccp His calm wlcn Hc sccs ilis' Il Hc
sccs ilc diops ol My unpolislcd lusici, My Piiyaiama will cnici inio an occan ol
bliss! Wlcn will ilai momcni comc wlcn Hc can scc ilis bcauiy' Wly slould
ilai unloiiunaic lusici appcai in sucl abundancc wiiloui bcing sccn by My
Piiyaiama now' Would anybody in ilis woild wlosc wcalil is wasicd noi lamcni
ovci ilai'"
Tlcn, Sii Radlila's liicnd, Tlc Pcisonilicaiion ol ilc Dcsiic io Scc Kiislna,
suddcnly aiicsicd Hci and loicibly iool Hci io ilc domain callcd Loss ol Paiicncc.
lui Radlila bccamc aliaid ilai ilc asscmbly ol cldcis would noiicc ii, so Slc
icsiiaincd Hciscll. Tlcn Kundalaiila camc liom Nandisvaia on ilc oidci ol ilc
Quccn ol Viaja, wlo is lilc a dcsiic vinc ol paicnial allcciion, jusi io givc joy io Sii
Radlila's bcc-lilc cycs. Tlc sallis, wlo aic all cqual io Sii Radlila in allcciion,
lindncss and lusici, all bccamc ccsiaiic wlcn ilcy saw ilc ncciai slowci ol
Radlila and Kundalaia's muiual audicncc and ilcii cxclangc ol smilcs.
Chapfer 5
Sri Radhika Goes fo Nandisvara fo Cook for Krishna
Prafah LiIa conf. (6:00 a.m. - 8:2+ a.m.)
Sii Radlila iold Kundalaia, "Salli, by Viajcsvaii's giacc you lavc quiclly comc
lcic. Youi aiiival is as bcauiilul as ilc moon iisc in ilc casi ai niglilall (a lull
moon). I undcisiand ilai Quccn Yasloda slowcis Mc wiil ncciai wiil ilis oidci!
Il I lad noi goiicn ilis oidci io cool loi Kiislna, My mind would bc so sad ilai ii
would lavc bccn bciici loi Mc io lcavc My body. O Rasavaii ('lumoious giil' oi
'good cool'), I scc you lavc comc io ialc Mc ilcic loi cooling, bui liisi go io My
supciiois and asl ilcm loi pcimission and ilcn quiclly comc bacl."
Diinling ilc ncciai ol laii cycd Radlila's woids, Kundalaia blisslully smilcd and
said, "Salli, You Know ii all, so don'i dclay and comc along wiil mc and ialc
Youi liicnds along! Salli, don'i woiiy aboui Youi supciiois. Ii won'i bc ilc
sliglicsi dilliculiy io gci ilcii pcimission, bccausc Vajicsvaii Yasloda coniiols
ilcm wiil a maicllcss slowci ol wcalil ol bailcy and cows. And all ilc pcoplc ol
Viaja aic uncondiiionally lavoiablc io Kiislna, ilc piincc ol Viaja, wlo is dcaici
io ilcm ilan millions ol livcs, so ilcic's no lcai ol ilcm ciilci. Salli, Quccn
Yasloda (Saviiii) is cagci io collcci incompaiably iasiy ilings io cool loi Kiislna,
noi considciing pcisonal gain oi loss, lamc oi inlamy, lci own puiposc oi ilai ol
oilcis. Salli, wlaicvci You cool bcliiilcs ilc ncciai liom lcavcn! Tlis is lnown
iliougloui Viaja! Wlo is noi asionislcd by Youi slill in cooling' O Loius Lycd
Onc, Lvci sincc Duivasa Muni bcsiowcd lis blcssings on You (ilai wlaicvci You
cool will incicasc Kiislna's siicngil, bliss and longcviiy) noi onc day las passcd
ilai Viajcsvaii did noi asl You io cool loi lci son. Yasloda ilinls ilcic is no
oilci icason ilai lci icndci boy dclcaicd all ilosc loiiiblc dcmons ilan bccausc
ol caiing ilc lood wlicl is picpaicd by Youi spoilcss lands. O Moon Iaccd Onc,
Knowing Vajicsvaii's lcaii I icll You ilai cvciy day slc is alllicicd by lcclings ol
scpaiaiion liom You as slc is by scpaiaiion liom lci son."
Sii Radlila icplicd, "Salli Kundalaia, wlai you said is noi impiopci, bui, O
wisc giil, Ii's noi iigli loi giils icpuicd loi ilcii clasiiiy io go io oilci pcoplc's
yaids. And youi cousin-in-law, Kiislna, is a dcbauclci wiil ilc louscwivcs ai
cvciy momcni, so I don'i wani io go io His lousc!
Hcaiing ilis, Kundalaia iold laii-cycd Radlila, "O niccly iliglcd onc, my cousin
is noi lilc you jusi said. You call Him a dcbauclci bccausc Hc is so good looling,
bui wiil You Hc will bc alampaii ('a dcccni boy' oi alam=usclcss and
paii=gaimcnis, viz. Hc will considci Youi cloilcs io bc usclcss and ialc ilcm oll!)
Jusi iiusi mc and comc wiil mc. Wlai io spcal ol Kiislna's yaid, You lnow ilc
apaiangana ('own yaid' oi 'oilci's yaid')! Tlai is piopci loi a louscwilc lilc You
and Kiislna slivcis (ol cioiic bliss), lnowing You io bc apaiangana ('somconc
clsc's wilc ' oi 'His own wilc' a+paia]).
Hcaiing ilis, Sii Radlila icplicd, "Siop joling, O wisc onc! I'm noi going ilcic,
siop youi waywaidncss! I lavc My lonoi noi io lcavc ilc pail ol clasic
louscwivcs' duiics and viiiuc."
Undcisianding Sii Radlila's puiposc, Kundalaia icplicd, "Salli Radla, You
don'i lavc io asl mc io pioicci Youi viiiuc as a louscwilc! Tlai will suicly bc
accomplislcd. You aic lclpcd by ilc blcssings ol Duivasa Muni, ilc bcsi ol munis.
So don'i dclay, and go io Viaja (Kiislna's abodc Nandisvaia)!"
Hcaiing Radlila and Kundalaia's joling discussion, Jaiila suddcnly appcaicd and
said, "O clasic Kundalaia, you aic always ilc objcci ol my conlidcncc. O Radla,
alilougl ii is impiopci loi a clasic giil io pui cvcn onc sicp ouisidc ol lci
lusband's lousc, cspccially io go io ilc lousc ol ilai gicai womanisci, laladvisa.
Siill, I icll You io go ilcic, bccausc ilc woids ol Pauinamasi, wlo lnows
cvciyiling, cannoi bc ignoicd. I can also noi iclusc ilc icpcaicd lumblc icqucsis
ol ilc wilc ol ilc ling ol Viaja, so I'm scnding You io lci lomc. lui, don'i woiiy.
Tlc Supicmc Loid, Haii, will pioicci You! O laii laccd onc, ilc Loid ol ilc woild,
Sii Haii, pioiccis ilc wlolc univcisc. Hc will noi dcscii clasic giils lilc You, wlo
siicl io ilcii piinciplcs. ly landing You ovci io His lands, I bccamc licc liom
anxiciy!"
Hcaiing old Jaiila's woids, Sii Radlila lcll silcni and covcicd up ilc occan ol
lauglici ilai swcllcd wiilin Hci, looling ai Hci liicnds liom ilc coincis ol Hci
big bluc cycs. Sii Radlila picicndcd io bc unwilling io go wlilc Slc was in Jaiila's
picscncc, bui Slc aciually considcicd laic io bc lavoiablc io Hci, bccausc Jaiila was
so cagci io scnd Hci io Nandisvaia. Ollciing Hci lumblc obcisanccs unio laic, Slc
ilcn sci oll wiil Hci liicnds lilc Laliia. As Slc wcni oui ol ilc dooi and wallcd
iliougl iown, Sii Radlila madc ilc allcys slinc lilc gold and jcwcls wiil ilc
icllcciion ol Hci cllulgcni body, cloilcs and oinamcnis, and Hci nicc liagiancc
pcivadcd all ilc diicciions. Sii Radlila was sliglily avcisc io ilc pcoplc ilai
coming and going down ilc ioad. Slc lowcicd Hci cycs and covcicd Hci loius-lilc
lacc wiil Hci vcil, lccping io onc sidc ol ilc ioad. In ilis way, Slc loolcd vciy
swcci. lui wlcn Slc iiavcllcd on a loncly pail, Sii Radlila loigoi wlcic Slc wcni
oi wlcic Slc camc oui ol ccsiacy, and cngagcd in liivolous ialls.
Tlc sallis ilcn said, "Radla, wc aic lai liom Youi villagc now and wc'ic
appioacling ilc abodc ol ilc ling ol Viaja. Will ilc dcsiics ol Youi caiala biid
cycs bc lulllillcd now'" Hcaiing ilcsc woids liom Hci liicnds, Radlila was
ovciwlclmcd by ccsiaiic sympioms lilc goosc bumps and inciiia. Sccing ilai ilis
obsiiucicd Hci piogicss on ilc ioad, Kundalaia iold Hci, "O laii laccd Onc, did
You bccomc so alllicicd bccausc Kiislnaclandia did noi cioss ilc pail ol Youi
cycs' I am awaic ol Youi clasiiiy and Youi liicnds can icsiily io ii. O Abalc (wcal
giil), siill You aic unablc io lccp Youi lcaii ai casc' You musi coniiol Youiscll loi
a wlilc! I will cngagc Giiidlaii (Kiislna, wlo lilicd ol Govaidlana Hill) in
caiiying ilc lcavy mouniains on Youi clcsi."
Laliia said, "O ignoiani Kundalaia, oui vciy clasc liicnd lcailully llccs liom ilai
diicciion wlcic Giiidlaii dwclls. Alas! Wly aic you loicibly blcmisling Radlila
and wly aic you cngaging Hci lilc ilis' Moilci Jaiila las cniiusicd ilis giil io
you and now you wani io malc Hci aci indcccnily' Don'i you iccognizc anyonc as
youi cqual'"
Kundalaia said, "Salli, ilcic's no nccd loi anymoic usclcss iall! Lool ai ilc
only onc You dcsiic in Youi lcaii, siiiing on ilai ncw jcwcl siuddcd ciysial dais.
Lool! Alici milling His cows and wicsiling wiil His liicnds, Kiislna now lools
oui wiil a anxious lcaii loi You and Youi liicnds io comc, lnowing ilai You will
comc. Salli, caiclully lool ai Youi lovci, wlo maddcns all ilc louscwivcs ol
Viaja by cmbiacing ilcm wiil ilc auia ol His lusici. Is Hc sianding in ilis ilicc
lold bcnding loim bccausc Hc can noi caiiy ilc wcigli ol His own abundani
swccincss' Inioxicaicd loncybccs buzz aiound His swinging gailand ol loicsi
llowcis. Tlc malaia caiings ilai swing on Kiislna's vciy soli clccls aic cxpcii in
icacling His cycs low io dancc. Hc plcascs all diicciions wiil ilc lusici ol His
goldcn cloil ilai is swung by ilc wind, and wiil ilc bluisl wavcs ol His bodily
lusici. Youi lclovcd Onc placcs His lcli aim, ilai dclics ilc bcauiy ol an clcplanis
iiunl, on ilc slouldci ol His dcai liicnd, iwiiling a loius llowci, ilai bcliiilcs His
own lusici, aiound in His iigli land io subduc all ilc gopis."
Wlcn Sii Radlila dianl ilcsc ncciaican woids iliougl ilc cups ol Hci cais, Slc
bccamc complcicly cnclanicd and Kiislna's liagiancc siicamcd in and oui ol Hci
nosiiils. Slc bcgan io slivci, and Hci body bccamc siuddcd wiil goosc bumps and
spiinllcd wiil icais ol ccsiasy. Calmly Slc said, "Salli, is ilcic no oilci way io
cnici inio Nandisvaia' My lcci can'i wall any laiilci! Wlai slall I do'"
Laliia said, "Radla, bccausc You aci on ilc oidci ol You supciiois ilcic will bc
no lauli in You, so don'i bc sly oi aliaid. Ii's noi youi lauli il you wall pasi ilis
dcbauclci!"
lcing addicsscd lilc ilis, Sii Radlila wallcd on bcloic Kiislna. Wlcn Radla
and Kiislna saw cacl oilci, ilcy ilougli, "Wlai is ilis'" Tlcii bodics cmiiicd
wavcs ol gicai bcauiy ilai inundaicd ilc sallis. Lvcn Saiasvaii (ilc goddcss ol
lnowlcgc) cannoi dcsciibc ilis slowci ol swccincss. How amazing! Sii Radlila's
moon-lilc lacc dianl ilc ncciaican iays ol ilc caloia biid, Agladamana
(Kiislna), and ilc caiala biid, Radlila, slowcicd ilc Giiid-laii cloud wiil iains
ol cioiic iasa (Noic: usually caloia biids diinl ilc iays ol ilc moon, and ilc
clouds iain down on ilc caiala biids). Tlcn, ilc gopis clcvcily covcicd ilici laccs
wiil ilcii vcils wiil ilcii lcli lands, iclisling ilc ncciai ol Piiyaiama's loius-lilc
lcci wiil ilcii lowcicd cycs as ilcy wallcd on caiclully. As Radlila and Hci
giilliicnds passcd by iliougl ilc iown gaic, ilcii vcils slippcd oll ilcii lcads and
Haii casi His Loius-lilc cycs on ilcii cllulgcni buiiocls.
Onc salli aslcd Radlila, "Wlcn Haii saw You passing by, Hc bccamc vciy
lappy and Madlumangala lung a gailand ol goldcn campala llowcis aiound His
nccl. Did You scc ilai' Do You undcisiand ilis lini'"
Sii Radlila said, "Salli, do you ilinl ilai cvciybody is lilc you' Do you wani
io malc cvciy giil a campala gailand aiound Kiislna's nccl'" In ilis way, Slc
passcd iliougl ilc big gaic, sliglily smiling and liowning ai Hci giilliicnd.
Tlc walls ol Nandisvaia aic madc ol ciysial, ilc iools and gaics ol gold and
jcwcls, lasicncd wiil diamond bolis. Siaiucs ol bcauiilul womcn madc ol jcwcls,
caiiy ilc clandclicis. liids ol jcwcls sii up in jcwclcd iiccs cniwincd by vincs
madc ol jcwcls. Tlc iays ol ilc sun aic icllccicd in ilc jcwclcd pois langing ovci
ilc vciandas and many aiiilicial pcacocls aic dancing on ilc llags on iop ol ilc
pois. Tlc abodc ol ling Nanda is so lull ol icgal opulcncc, ii dclcais ilc abodc ol
India, ilc ling ol lcavcn, in opulcncc.
On ilc noiilcin sidc ol ilc palacc is lalaiam's ioom, on ilc wcsicin sidc King
Nanda's sioiclousc, and on ilc casicin sidc ilc jcwclcd icmplc ol ling Nanda's
isliadcva, Loid Haii (Laxmi Naiayana) wlicl was woislippcd by ilc bcsi
bialmanas. On ilc souil is Kiislna's bcdioom, wiil iis maicllcss sapliic balcony
and on all sidcs ol ilc pond aic many giovcs. Haii's moilci saw Radlila and Hci
liicnds cnici inio lci abodc and slc lappily considcicd ilis dauglici ol ilc sun
(Viislablanu) ilc goddcss ol bcauiy ol all ilc ilc ilicc woilds, illuminaiing lci
lomc. Wlcn Sii Radlila lumbly bowcd down io lci, moilci Yasloda quiclly
lilicd lci up and cmbiaccd Hci, smcllcd Hci lcad, and lovingly slowcicd Hci
wiil lci loving icais, inundaiing Hci in a iivci ol blisslul ncciai.
Moilci Yasloda blcsscd Radlila, saying, "O moon laccd onc, gloiy io You! May
You givc joy io my mind's cyc loi a Hundicd ycais!" Tlc mind ol moilci Yasloda,
wlo is a maicllcss vinc ol paicnial allcciion, was also cnclanicd by Radlila's
giilliicnds, wlom slc blcsscd in ilc samc way. Yasloda, wlosc lcaii mclicd wiil
allcciion, saw ilai Radlila and Hci liicnds wcic sly wlcn slc lad somc swcci,
soli savoiics biougli and scivcd io ilcm by Dlanisia. Alici londling Radlila, slc
biougli Hci io ilc liiclcn.
Slc said, "O loius laccd onc! O givci ol lamc io moilci Kiiiida! Tlc cicaioi
madc You so cxpcii in cooling! Plcasc comc inio my liiclcn and cool, cngaging
Youi liicnds lilc Laliia, cic. I lavc plcniy ol all ilc ingicdicnis You may nccd, in
my lousc. Sincc You, bcing ilc goddcss ol loiiunc Hciscll, casi Youi glanccs on
my lomc, ilcic is no scaiciiy ol anyiling! Wlaicvci dillcicni ingicdicnis loi
cooling You lavc sccn oi lcaid ol aic all in my lousc. Go insidc wiil Dlanisia
and ialc wlaicvci You nccd!
Saying ilis, Yasloda wcni io gci lci son io bailc Him. Tlc sallis goi absoibcd
in ilcii own duiics and ilc maidscivanis scivcd Sii Radlila by lanning Hci, and
so loiil. Sii Radlila waslcd Hci lands and lcci and iool oll all ilc oinamcnis
and nccllaccs ilai migli disiuib Hci wlilc cooling. Slc ollcicd Hci obcisanccs io
Rolini, Haladlaia's (lalaiama's) moilci, and cnicicd inio ilc niccly smclling
liiclcn.
Rolini said, "O dauglici, You aic an cxpcii cool! I jusi coolcd somciling io
lcsscn ilc buidcn ol Youi duiy. Now, You may cool wlai You lilc. Hcaiing ilis,
Sii Radlila slyly lowcicd Hci loius-lilc lacc, bui Rolini cmbiaccd Hci as il Slc
wcic lci own dauglici and londlcd Hci, loicibly sciing Hci on a dais covcicd wiil
a wliic slcci ilai siood jusi bcloic ilc siovc. Tlc liic buincd on ccdai and
alocwood. Ncxi io ilai was a pilc ol dillcicni vcgciablcs, cui and pui inio dillcicni
pois, icady io bc pui inio ilc cooling poi loi maling a nicc picpaiaiion.
Somciimcs Radlila clcclcd il ilc liic was buining wcll, somciimcs Slc addcd
wood io ilc liic, and somciimcs Slc lilicd ilc lid io scc il ii was cooling niccly
and siiiicd ilc picpaiaiion, maling Hci bclly, bicasi and aim vibiaic along wiil
Hci gaimcnis. Acyuia camc liom lis ioom and loolcd iliougl ilc window ol ilc
liiclcn io iclisl ilc swccincss ol ilis sccnc wiil His cycs. Inioxcaicd by dcsiic, Hc
said somciling io Madlumangala, jusi io aiiiaci Radlila wiil ilc sound ol His
voicc. Wlcn ilis vciy swcci sound cnicicd ilc cups ol Sii Radlila's cais, ii
loicibly iool Hci mind oll Hci cooling. lui ncvciilclcss, Slc managcd io cool
vciy niccly. Tlc sallis, bcing cagci io lcai Kiislna's ascciiainmcni ol a mcciing
placc wiil Piiyaji, wallcd lcic and ilcic in His viciniiy, casiing sly, mcaninglul
glanccs ai Him. Kiislna, lnowing ilai ilc iimc was iigli, clcaily cxpicsscd His
dcsiics io ilcm.
Chapfer 6
Breakfasf and Ofher Pasfimes
Prafah LiIa confinued (6:00 a.m.- 8:2+ a.m.)
In oidci io iclicvc Sii Kiislna liom His cioiic allliciion, onc young sula paiioi
icciicd vciscs io Him wiil ilc syllablcs 'ia' and 'dla' liddcn in ilcm, so ilai Hc
could iclisl ilcm wiiloui bcing caugli by His supciiois. Hc sang, "May Loid
Naiayana, wlosc body icscmblcs a mouniain (dlaiadlaia), bc mcicilul io us!"
Alici ilai, ilc paiioi icpcaicdly said, "dlaiadlaia," loi wlicl Kiislna londlcd
lim and icwaidcd lim wiil pomcgianaic sccds.
Kiislna aslcd Madlumangala, "Iiicnd, wly didn'i I scc you ilis moining' You
didn'i wicsilc wiil us ioday! I lavc pcoplc so cxpcii in wicsiling gamcs lilc
Piasaipa, Saipa and Uisaipa, bui wlo is as cxpcii as Mc' I jump ovci iods, My
liicnds piaisc Mc loi My slill in dillcicni linds ol aillciics, and I wicsilc alonc
wiil cacl onc ol ilcm! I lili ilcm and lci ilcm down again, lolding ilcm wiil My
iligls, lnccs and slanls. I siiongly wavc My aims and wicsilc wiil My aims as
wcll."
Madlumangala icplicd, "Iiicnd, You may noi lavc sccn sucl an cxpcii liglici
lilc mc, bui il You saw mc alici I iiaincd, You would bc asionislcd."
Kiislna aslcd, "Wlai did you siudy'"
Madlumangala said, "Asiiology."
"Iiom wlom'"
"Iiom llaguii Muni's icaclci."
Tlcn Kiislna aslcd, "Wlai is ilc bcnclii ol ii'"
Madlumangala icplicd, "Omniscicncc!"
To wlicl Kiislna icspondcd, "Tcll Mc, wlai is on My mind'"
"Do You ilinl I can say wlai is on Youi mind, in sucl a sloii iimc'"
"Tlcn icll Mc low you would do ii."
Madlumangala said, "I can clccl Youi asiiological claii ai ilis momcni." Saying
ilis, Madlumangala mailcd Kiislna's claii in ilc sand wiil lis lingciiips,
consianily slaling lis lcad and looling ai ilc sly. Hc said, "Scc, on ilc slopc ol a
claiming lill ilcic aic iwo ponds on wlicl a goldcn swan is swimming. You wani
io caicl ilai swan io play wiil lci, bui slc's pioiccicd by lci llocl and docs noi
acccpi Youi oui siiciclcd land. Alilougl You iiy so cagcily by dillcicni iiicls
and mcans, slc cannoi bc cnclanicd. O liicnd, ilus I'm awaic ol cvciyiling, bcing
a biilliani asiiologci!"
Kiislna said, "O gicai sclolai, you'vc undcisiood My mind! Will I bc ablc io gci
ilai swan ioday oi noi' Lool caiclully in ilc siais."
Madlumangala was silcni loi a wlilc and ilcn said, "O Kiislna, I siudicd ilc
siais loi a mcans loi You io caicl ilai swan. You slould ialc slclici ol somc
coloilcss biancl, icmain ilcic and cnclani ilai swan , sicaling lci lcaii wiil ilc
playing ol Youi lluic, looling ai ilc wondcilul llapping ol lci wings. Now ilai I
ascciiaincd ilis, You musi icwaid mc! You musi icwaid mc as mucl as I iiicd io
lool inio ilc plancis loi You!"
Wlcn Kiislna lillcd His lands up wiil pomcgianaic sccds, bioad slouldcicd
Madlumangala aic ilcm, saying, "O liicnd, do You ialc a savayas (liicnd) lilc mc
io bc a vayas (biid), ilai You givc mc ilis biidsccd' Do You ilinl ilai wc
(bialmins and biids) aic ilc samc'"
Kiislna icplicd, "loil you bialmins and biids icciic ilc Vcdas and boil aic
callcd dvija (iwicc boin), so you dcscivc cqual iicaimcni! lui moic ilan ilc biids,
you aic also a sclolai, so lcic, ialc a wlolc pomcgianaic!"
Rccciving ilis gili, Madlumangala blisslully blcsscd Kiislna saying, "Sincc You
gavc a wlolc pomcgianaic io a bialmin lilc mc, I blcss You ilai You will icccivc
iwo pomcgianaics in Youi lands ioday! O liicnd, ioday You will givc ilc ncciai ol
Youi lips io ilc iccil ol Youi dcai onc. You will bc blisslully uniicd wiil Hci laici
ioday."
Moilci Yasloda ilcn callcd oui, "Kiislna! My boy, wlai aic You doing' Don'i
bc laic! Talc Youi bail! Youi mcal is icady, don'i lci ii go cold," and cngagcd lci
scivanis in massaging, iubbing and bailing Him. Il moilci Yasloda, wlo was
lillcd wiil loving anxiciy, cvci lound any impcilcciion in ilc woil ol Kiislna's
scivanis, cvcn il ilcy wcic cxpcii, slc pcisonally iool ovci loi ilcm io icacl ilcm
by cxamplc. Somciimcs, slc cngagcd Sii Radlila's maidscivanis in all ilis woil,
cvcn ilougl cvciyonc loibadc lci io do ilis, sincc Kiislna was alicady in His
iccns. lui Yasloda, oui ol puic allcciion, loigoi aboui ilis. Slc only lncw,
"Kiislna is my son. Hc cannoi cvcn loigci my bicasimill, and ilcsc manjaii's aic
siill vciy small!" So, slc lcli ilcm alonc, bcing cagci io do lci many oilci duiics.
Alilougl moilci Yasloda's mind was absoibcd in ilouglis ol low ilc iicc and
vcgciablcs wcic io bc coolcd, wcic cooling oi wcic alicady coolcd, and aboui ilc
swcciiicc, mill and savoiics and all ilc oilci vciy iasiy picpaiaiions io bc scivcd
io lci son, slc ncvciilclcss ian aiound iiiclcssly wiil a lixcd mind.
Alici Kiislna was bailcd, Hc was dicsscd in a liglining coloicd ycllow dloii by
His scivanis, wlo icpcaicdly iubbcd His laii, and diicd ii oll, wiil aloc pcilumc.
Tlcy combcd and placcd jaii llowcis in ii ilai scivcd lilc a basin loi ilc vincs ol
His cuily locls, ilai dclcai Loid Siva's locls in bcauiy. Tlc Kasmiia iilala ilai ilc
scivani boys painicd on Kiislna's loiclcad madc ilis loiclcad lnown as ilc
monaicl ol His moon-lilc lacc, and ilc caiiings ilcy lung in His cailobcs swung
on His iwo moon-lilc clccls lilc iwo suns. Tlc biilliani, moiionlcss aimlcis ilc
scivani boys placcd on Kiislna's aims iool ovci ilc icsilcssncss ol ilosc glossy
aims, and ilc icsilcssly swinging nccllacc ilcy lung on His nccl aiiaincd pcacc
on His moiionlcss clcsi ilai was cndowcd wiil an abundancc ol swccincss. Tlc
Kausiubla gcm ilcy placcd on His nccl dclcaicd ilc lusici ol millions ol moons
and suns, and a gailand ol lunda llowcis, wlosc gicai bcauiy was dcsiicd by ilc
young giils, was lung on Kiislna's clcsi. Onc scivani boy smcaicd Kiislna's
wlolc body wiil ilc mosi amazing lunluma, and anoilci onc lung ilc bclls ilai
icsidc in Piiyaji's cais aiound His waisi as a sasl.
Tlcy lung jcwclcd iings and banglcs on Kiislna's blooming loius-lilc lands and
swccily jingling, inioxicaiing anlcl bclls on His loius lcci. Tlcn Kiislna sai down
on a jcwcllcd dais ilai was covcicd wiil cosily cloil wlcic Hc closcd His cycs,
ilinling "I icmcmbci Loid Naiayana." Wlilc Kiislna mcdiiaicd on aiiaining ilc
bimba liuii-lilc lips ol His bclovcd Onc, and piaciiccd japa ol ilc maniia
consisiing ol Hci namcs, His body was siuddcd wiil goosc bumps ol ccsiasy.
Tlcn, a scivani boy namcd Kamala callcd Kiislna saying, "O Piincc, ilc Quccn
ol Viaja is calling You again and again loi bicallasi." So, Kiislna and
Madlumangala goi up, waslcd ilcii lcci, and climbcd onio ilc dais covcicd wiil
a cloil in ilc middlc ol ilc dining ioom. Siidama sai on Kiislna's lcli and
lalaiama sai on His iigli and all ilc oilci boys blisslully suiioundcd Him as Hc
blisslully aic. Moilci Yasloda callcd Rolini io scivc and Sii Radlila landcd
Rolini onc picpaiaiion alici anoilci.
Madlumangala ilcn said, "Kiislna las no appciiic, lalaiama cais only a liiilc
iicc and yogluii, Siidama is a small caici by naiuic and Subala bccamc asubala
(wcal) bccausc ol caiing ioo liiilc. Alas! Wlcic is ilai lacl ol clcvcincss io cai
niccly and wlcic is ilis lood, ilai is coolcd by Laxmidcvi (Sii Radlila) Hciscll
and wlosc iasic dclcais ilc swccincss ol ncciai' In a company ol piosaic pcoplc
ilai lavc no cagcincss io iclisl ncciaican pociiy, pociiy composcd by a good poci
is wasicd! Tlcsc loui linds ol loodsiulls aic ilc liuiis ol all luman puisuiis ialing
slapc, and I'm ilc only onc wlosc cligiblc io cnjoy ii!"
Siidama ilcn said, "Quiclly cai ilcsc oblaiions ilai aic youi cvciyiling! Iill up
youi bclly wiil ilosc iling iliougl wlicl you aiiaincd youi bialmin-lood, O
Madlumangala."
Madlumangala icplicd, "Iool, you'ic jusi a cowlcid! Wlai do you lnow aboui
iclisling mcllows' Go io ilc loicsi and do youi duiy by lciding ilc cows. I'vc
siudicd all ilc Vcdas and ilcii supplcmcnis undci my icaclci. Anyonc wlo lccds
mc las lullillcd all saciiliccs io ilc Loid Himscll, loi Hc cais iliougl ilc mouils
ol ilc bialmins."
Siidama icplicd, "O bialmacaii, you will noi lnow ilc siuii and smiiii cvcn in a
lundicd biiils! You aic lnown as a bialmin only bccausc you wcai ilis ilicad."
Tlcn, Kiislna inicivcncd saying, "laio! Havc you siudicd ilc iasa slasiias so
ilai you lnow ilc puiposc and dcliniiion ol ilcsc cuiiics'"
Madlumangala said, "Accoiding io iasa slasiia, ilcic aic cigli iasas, bui I ilinl
ilcic aic only six! Tliougl cacl ol oui six scnscs (ioucl, iasic, smcll, lcaiing,
sigli and ilc mind) wc can iclisl ilcsc six iasas. Wc can bclold ilc nicc loim ol
ilc lood, smcll iis nicc liagiancc, iasic iis swccincss, ioucl iis solincss, lcai iis
nicc sound wlilc wc cai and mcnially lccl blisslul wlcn wc cai. Tlus, ii is
iclislablc iliougl oui six scnscs. Tlosc pcoplc wlo lavc ialcn slclici ol
vyanjana ('vcgciablcs' oi 'suggcsiion') saying ilai ilcic aic cigli mcllows, don'i
lnow anyiling! Tlosc wlo givc up sabji and dal loi somc spiiiiual iasa aic lilc
ilosc wlo lcavc an oasis io iun alici a miiagc. Tlosc pcoplc wlo do noi lnow ilai
you musi clcw io gci somc iasic may go on clcwing and sucling loi millions ol
livcs, bui ilcy will ncvci iasic any iasa."
lalaiama ilcn said, "How do you cxpciicncc ilc iasic ol ilcsc mcllows, low aic
ilc sancaiis (dynamic cxpicssions) and low do you iasic ilc silayi (pcimancni)
mcllows'"
Madlumangala cxplaincd, "Alilougl ilc lnowcis ol iasa say ilai ciying comcs
alici an cmoiional inciicmcni, I cxpciicncc ii bcloic ilai, ol soiiow, il I don'i gci
my cuiiics! My lacc bccomcs joylul and my body is siuddcd wiil goosc bumps ol
ccsiasy wlcn I gci my mcal. Lool! My bodily luc bccomcs smooil alici caiing,
ilis is my vaivainya (loss ol bodily coloi, onc ol ilc siagcs ol spiiiiual ccsiasy),
and my voicc clangcs ol ccsiasy wlcn I cai. I gci siunncd ol disiicss wlcn I
cannoi cai lois ol llii (iicc coolcd in mill wiil sugai). Lool ai mc wlcn I swcai,
and alici I linislcd caiing a loi my clcaily dynamic moods aic slccp, lazincss and
ilouglilulncss, and alilougl ilc paiamouni ccsiasy namcd iasiclulncss is aciually
onc, ii is cxpciicnccd in many dillcicni ways.
"Tlis spinacl disl is only aiiaincd alici laving a loi ol pious mciii, and wlocvci
diinls ilis dal soup lccls limscll io bc a ling! Tlis liicd iicc and ilcsc liicd and
spiccd gaibanzo bcans aic iaicly aiiaincd, cvcn by Loid lialma. Tlcsc papadums
(laigc clips) lool lilc wliic slccis and ilc blaji (Indian icmpuia) slowci oui
blooming loius-lilc cycs wiil bliss! Tlcsc logplums malc ncciai iasic soui and
ilc calcs malc us dancc in ccsiasy ai ilcii mcic sigli. Wlcn wc scc ilc llii,
wc'ic aliaid wc will dic liom indigcsiion and oui minds simply wani io bc
immciscd in ilc mangocs and ilc jaclliuiis. My biiil is condcmncd il I cannoi
iasic ilc savoiics ilai aci lilc liicling posis io bind up my clcplani-lilc ionguc,
and ilcsc picllcs aic wlai my mind was scaicling loi. Tlcsc moonlilc iound ioiis
(a llai bicad) aic iaicly aiiaincd cvcn by paying millions ol gold coins. Tlis iicc,
ilai is spiinllcd wiil glcc (claiilicd buiici) ilai lools lilc goldcn waici and ilai
smcll as nicc as giass wlicl is giazcd by ilc cows ol Viaja, is only aiiaincd by ilc
gicai pious mciii ol laving my associaiion!"
Siidama ilcn icioiicd, "O laio! You aic a bialmin liom ilc loicsi. You slould
cai only lcavcs, liuiis and ioois! You'ic noi supposcd io cnjoy all ilis. Go and
pciloim youi pcnanccs!"
Madlumangala said, "llo Siidama, you aic iigli! I pciloimcd pcnanccs in my
lasi lilc, caiing liuiis, ioois and lcavcs only. And now, in ilis biiil, ilcy aic
iiansloimcd inio cuiiics! Tlc icsidcnis ol ilc maiciial lcavcns, wlo aic clcaily
visiblc io mc cvciyday, lnow ilai my cnjoymcni is noi possiblc loi ilosc wlo did
noi pciloim pcnancc. How clsc can ii bc' Wlilc icnding youi cows, you camc in
coniaci wiil ilc sligli bicczc cicaicd by my body as I wallcd by you, and ilus you
bccamc puiilicd wiil ilc powci ol my pcnanccs. Tlcicloic, ioday you can slaic
my cnjoymcni. Tlus I lavc slowcd you low I icmcmbci my lasi biiil. Now, as a
icwaid, you musi givc mc llii!"
Viajcsvaii Yasoda iold Rolini, "Salli, Madlumangala las giown iiicd ol
icmcmbciing lis picvious biiil and spcaling aboui ii. Givc ilis ascciic lois ol
swcci iicc!" lui as soon as smiling Rolini wcni io givc lim lis swcci iicc, Subala
loibadc lci, saying, "Iiisi, you musi lccd ilc monlcys! Tlcy aic also iiicd ol
spcaling and ilcy aic also ascciics. Tlcy iolciaic cold and lcai. Tlcy cai only
liuiis, llowcis and lcavcs, and aicn'i ilcy lcaincd and awaic ol ilcii picvious
biiils'"
Kiislna said, "Iiicnd Subala! lialmins aic mcdiiaiing on lialman and monlcys
aic only inicicsicd in lilling ilcii bcllics. Tlcic's a gicai dillcicncc bciwccn
ilcm!"
Subala said, "Haii, I cannoi scc any dillcicncc bciwccn bialmins and monlcys!
Tlcic's noi cvcn any dillcicncc bciwccn ilcii namcs (naia mcans man; banaia
mcans monlcy). To malc lis cxpciiisc lnown io ilc woild, Madlummangala
inicipicicd ilc woid bialman io mcan lis bclly, ialing ii io bc unlimiicd and
cvcilasiing. Hc siis down ilicc iimcs a day io mcdiiaic on low io lill up lis bclly,
and loi ilis lc is lixcd in cclibacy. Somciimcs lc is so absoibcd in giabbing lugc
amounis ol coolcd lood ilai lc cais wiil iwo lands, jusi lilc a monlcy!
Hcaiing Subala's joling woids, cvciyonc, including Madlumangala, lauglcd.
Madlumangala ilcn clolcd a bii, and lad io cougl loudly, maling lis lacc iuin
icd. Quccn Yasloda said, "laio! Don'i laugl wlilc you cai! Waii and calm down!
O boys, don'i laugl and jolc wiil Madlumangala wlilc lc cais."
Kiislna said, "O liicnd, ioday youi bclly was noi lillcd up bccausc you wcic
lindcicd by lauglici and cougls. Alas!"
Madlumangala said, "Hi li, moilci! Givc mc sillaiini (a swcci yogluii
diinl)!" Wlilc lc dianl ii wiil gicai gusio, ilc diinl bcauiilully siicamcd liom
lis clin onio lis bclly.
Siidama said, "O Kiislna, dcsciibc ilc bcauiy ol Madlumangala's lacc! Hc lills
up ilc lalc ol lis navcl wiil a siicam ol sillaiini."
Kiislna said, "Lisicn io ilis Siidama. Tlc wavcs ilai swcll in ilc mill occan ol
Madlumangala's bclly aic causcd by ilc ncciaican moon ol lis smilc. Tlcsc wavcs
llow liom lis mouniain pcal lacc as a siicam ol sillaiini and ilus sanciily lis
wlolc body. Tlcn again, ilcy cnici inio ilc navcl-lalc ol lis bclly, wlicl is laid
io cioss and laid io lill up!"
In ilis way, cvciyonc jolcd duiing bicallasi and Rolini and Yasloda oncc moic
scivcd cvciyonc, alilougl Kiislna, lalaiama and ilc oilcis wcic alicady saiisilcd.
Moilci Yasloda iold Kiislna, "Clild, cai niccly!"
Kiislna said, "Moilci, I lavc no moic appciiic."
Yasloda said, "I swcai, You cai ai lcasi livc oi six landluls moic! O my clild,
You wouldn'i cai ilis il I didn'i icll you io. Havc You bccomc so slinny liom
caiing so liiilc cvciy day' You lovc ilis picpaiaiion so mucl. Lai a liiilc moic."
Kiislna icplicd, "Ma! I cannoi cai anymoic!"
Tlcn, Yasloda callcd Rolini saying, "Rolini, icll Him io cai. Hc won'i lisicn io
mc!"
Rolini ilcn said, "O Vaisa (clild)! Il You don'i cai I would lavc picpaicd all
ilccsc dislcs loi noiling. Wly slould I ilcn inviic ling Viislablanu's cxpcii
dauglici loi cooling' Il You don'i cai, ilcn wly slould wc lci Hci go iliougl all
ilc laidslip ol cooling'" Hcaiing ilcsc wainings, Kiislna aic a liiilc ol ilc iicc
and vcgciablcs. "O Kiislna, wlcic is Youi claiacici' How will Youi body bccomc
siiong and nouiislcd il You icmain lungiy lilc ilai'"
lcing ilus allcciionaicly lcd by ilc moilcis, lalaiama and ilc oilci boys also
cxpciicnccd maicllcss, wondcilul bliss. Sii Radlila dianl ilc bcauiilul ncciaican
vicw ol Kiislna's loim iliougl ilc window wiil Hci cycs, sccing ilai Kiislna was
saiislicd and lad linislcd His mcal. Alici bicallasi, ilc scivani boys pouicd waici
liom goldcn jugs loi all ilc boys io wasl ilcii lands and mouils. Lvciyonc goi up
liom ilcii scais and wallcd onc lundicd sicps io lic down, and cai pan in bcd.
Tlc scivani boys landcd ilcm ilc pan, and lanncd ilcm as ilcy lcll aslccp.
Sii Radlila camc oui ol ilc liiclcn, waslcd Hci loius-lilc lands and lcci and
wcni io ialc somc icsi in piivaic. Slc was scivcd by Hci maid scivanis, wlo
lanncd Hci and pciloimcd oilci sciviccs io malc Hci comloiiablc.
Tlcn Rolini scivcd lulc-waim iicc and vcgciablcs io Radlila and Hci liicnds in
goldcn iiays. Yasloda was ialcn in by Dlanisia and said, "O dauglici
Gandlaivila, Laliia, Visalla, Campalavalli, givc joy io my cycs by caiing wiiloui
icscivaiion. O Radla, dauglici, wly aic You so sly' I'm Youi moilci as mucl as
Kiiiida is. Jusi jolc, play and lic down in my lomc wiil Youi liicnds
(savayoviiia)." Tlc sallis minds wcic spiinllcd wiil ilc ncciai ol ilcsc woids,
ialing savayoviiia io mcan 'cmbiaccd by Kiislna,' and ilcy smilcd sliglily. Sii
Radlila closcd Hci cycs a liiilc oui ol slyncss and iool Hci mcal wiil Hci liicnds.
Hci mind was immciscd in bliss by iasiing ilc ncciaican icmnanis ol lood liom
Hci lovci's plaic, and Slc casi a mcicilul glancc ai Dlanisia (wlo lad mixcd somc
ol Kiislna's icmnanis inio lci own lood), wlo ilus bccamc vciy lappy.
Sii Viajcsvaii londlcd Radlila, giving Hci dillcicni gaimcnis, oinamcnis and
ungucnis. Tungavidya wlispcicd somciling in Vasalla's cai, maling lci gigglc
and slalc lci lcad. Sii Radlila, wlo saw ilis, undcisiood wlai was on ilcii
minds and said, "O salli Visalla! Tungavidya! I slould noi siay lcic wlcn I scc
you wlispciing in cacl oilci's cais and cxclanging naugliy glanccs wiil cacl
oilci! You'ic jusi inlaiuaicd louscwivcs."
Tlcn Slc goi up io go lomc, bui Visalla ilcn said," O salli, aic You indicaiing
Youi dcsiics wiil ilis slow ol lcai' Salli, Vajicsvaii iold You io liccly play, jolc
and lic down wiil youi vayas ('sallis' oi 'Kiislna')! Now wly do You malc us sad
by disobcying ilis oidci, going siiaigli lomc wiiloui cvcn ialing a liiilc icsi alici
caiing'"
Tlcn, Dlanisia camc and iold Sii Radlila, "Salli, don'i siay wiil ilcm, ilcy aic
vciy cioolcd! Comc wiil mc iliougl ilc sidc dooi, quiclly. Youi dcsiic io picl
blandujiva llowcis loi suiya puja (oi 'ilc dcsiics ol Kiislna's cycs and mind') will
bc lullillcd wiiloui lindiancc! O salli, ilc quccn ol Viaja will noi lind oui. Don'i
bc nccdlcssly aliaid. Comc along wiil mc down ilis pail." Dlanisia ilcn biougli
Sii Radlila io mcci bcauiilul Kiislna in a blisslul abodc in a cavc on Nandisvaia
Hill.
Chapfer 7
Pasfimes in fhe Pasfures
Purvahna LiIa (8:2+ a.m. - 10:+8 a.m.)
Tlc cowlcid boys ilai wcic cagci io go oui io ilc pasiuics wiil Kiislna iold ilcii
moilcis, "Ol moilci, wly do you lccp mc lcic loi puiiing on my iilala and
oinamcnis' Wlai slould I do' Wly can'i I gci oui ol ilc lousc' All my liicnds
aic mcciing wiil Kiislna ai ilis iimc ol ilc moining. My liicnd Kiislna, wlo is
an occan ol lovc, waiis loi mc, looling oui loi mc io go wiil Him io ilc loicsi."
Tlc moilcis icplicd, "Vaisa, wly aic you so upsci' I only lavc ilc iianquilizing,
pioicciivc, sionc lcli io pui on youi wiisi. I don'i lcai ilc cows going oui, yci. Ii's
noi loicnoon, yci, and youi liicnds lavcn'i lcli ilcii lomcs, yci! Wly aic you so
icsilcss' Il you go unoinamcnicd you'll lool lilc a bcggai, and youi liicnds, wlo
lavc bccn dccoiaicd wiil jcwcls and goldcn oinamcnis, and wlo lavc bccn bailcd
by ilcii moilcis, will laugl ai you!"
Lvcn ilougl ilcii moilcis wcic bcing naiuially allcciionaic, ilc boys considcicd
ilcm impcdimcnis. Wlcn ilcy lcaid cvcn ilc sliglicsi sound liom ncai ilc ioad,
ilcy anxiously loolcd in ilai diicciion loi ilcii liicnds io comc. Tlcn Vasudama,
Sudama, Kinlini, Subala and oilci boys gailcicd iogcilci liom dillcicni placcs,
lilc ilc wavcs ol an occan icacling ilc Kiislna-sloic.
Tlcn, onc cowlcid man camc and loudly said, "Lisicn, boys! King Nanda, wlo
siays in ilc bain says, 'Lci Acyuia lappily slccp a liiilc moic. Don'i awalcn Him so
iouglly. I pcisonally lci loosc ilc cows. Jusi waii a minuic. And ilcn go.' "
Hcaiing ilis, all ilc cowlcid boys joylully joincd ling Nanda in ilc bain, wlilc
moic iniimaic liicnds lilc Subala wcni up io scc Kiislna in His bcdioom. Tlcn,
ilc scivani boys lilc lilc Raliala, Paiiala and ilc icsi, wlosc lovc loi Kiislna
ncvci dccicascs and wlo aic cxpcii in ilcii scivicc, camc io moilci Yasloda, wlo
gavc onc ol ilcm somc gladdcning swccimcais loi lci son. Tlai boy lcpi ilc
swccis in lis woodcn baslci on lis slouldci, considciing ilcm as bcing moic
piccious ilan billions ol lcaiis. Anoilci scivani boy biougli in a wondcilul
moonsionc jug lillcd wiil camploi sccnicd waici, covcicd by a wci, ciimson
slcci, ilai was coloicd lilc lis aiiaclmcni io Kiislna, covciing ilc clcai wlolc
waici ol lis mind, ilai was ouiwaidly manilcsi as maicllcss jcwcls ol loiiunc (lilc
ilc jcwcls on ilc jug). Anoilci scivani boy lcld a iound ciysial box lillcd wiil
pan, undci lis aim, as il lc wcic wcaiing lis lavoiiic dciiy, ilc moon. Anoilci
scivani boy caiiicd many linds ol gaimcnis and oinamcnis loi ilc Loid, wlicl
wcic lilc lcibs ilai cnclanicd ilc dcmigoddcsscs.
Wlcn Haii lcaid His liicnds ialling ncai ilc mouniain cavc wlcic Hc sai wiil
liglining-lilc Radlila, Hc looscncd Himscll liom Hci iigli cmbiacc and wcni io
scc ilcm. Wlcn Kiislna's liicnds saw ilai Hc was dicsscd in Radlila's licsl
lunlum-lilc dicss, ilcy iool Him io bc a cloud cmbiaccd by icsilcss liglining
siiilcs, ilai wcic unablc io lci go ol Him. Sccing ilis, ilc boys bcgan io slowci
Kiislna wiil ilcii smilcs, ilai wcic lilc moon wliic llowcis. Alici ilcy
oinamcnicd His limbs ilcy biougli Him bacl io ilc palacc, wlcic ilcy bcgan io
dicss lim loi going oui io ilc gosila (pasiuics). Tlcy lung ilc Kausiubla gcm,
wlosc iays cxicnd lcic and ilcic io punisl ilc sun's iays, aiound His nccl, and
ilcy adoincd His lcad wiil a cicsi ol pcacocl lcailcis, ilai slonc lilc a biilliani
iainbow. Tlcn ilcy lung icsilcss siiings ol pcails ilai icscmblcd a iow ol baby
ciancs, and a liagiani gailand ol loicsi llowcis suiioundcd by blisslul loncybccs,
aiound His nccl. In ilis way Kiislna, wlo icmovcs ilc allliciion ol ilc pcoplc ol
Viaja, inundaicd ilc aica ol His moilci wiil waici (lci icais and bicasi mill) ol
bliss, as Hc appcaicd bcloic ilc iown gaic.
Tlcn Viajcsvaii, Yasloda, camc oui ciying wiil Ambila, Kilimba, lci sisicis and
sisicis-in-law, bcing lollowcd by Sii Radlila and Hci liicnds. Wlcn ilc ncws
'Mulunda gocs io ilc loicsi' wcni aiound, ii clcaily cnicicd ilc cai lolcs ol ilc
villagcis lilc 'ilc sun is sciiing!'. Tlc cowlcid boys ilcn said, "Iiicnds, ialc ilc
cows oui on ilc pail io ilc loicsi wiiloui dclay! Wc'ic going io ligli loi lun wiil
Haii on ilc slopc ol Govaidlana Hill ioday!"
Tlc lialmins blcsscd Kiislna wiil land lulls ol Dlaiba giass and pcacclully
spiinllcd Him wiil diops ol waici ilai wcic sanciilicd by maniias liom ilc Rig
Vcda.
Paijanya, Kiislna's giandlailci, iold ilc cowlcids, "Talc mc io Kiislna somclow
oi oilci, so ilai I can cool oll my cycs wiil ilc ncciai ol my giandson's loius-lilc
lacc, wiiloui wlicl I cannoi livc!"
"O Visaiadc (cxpcii giil)!" onc gopi iold anoilci, "lind somc iiicl by wlicl wc
can dcccivc oui old moilci. I'm going down ilc sccici pail io ilc coiiagc in ilc
iiysiing lunja."
"Salli, wlai io do now' I lcai ilai Haii is going io ilc loicsi iliougl ilc iown
gaic! I'm so cagci io scc Him, bui my body is siunncd ol ccsiasy, I cannoi climb
ilc waicliowci! Tlcic's no nccd io malc up my laii! Lci my clcsi icmain
uncovcicd! Il I cannoi scc Madlava cvcn oncc my lilc will lcavc mc! Alas! Lci my
lusband givc mc iniolciablc punislmcni, lci my supciiois scc mc, I'm going io
Kiislna! Timc will siand siill wlcn Hc gocs inio ilc loicsi!"
Onc salli iold lci obsiiuciing moilci-in-law, "Ol ugly laccd onc, wly aic you
scicaming!' Am I ilc only onc going oui ol youi lousc' Lool lcic! Wlosc biidc
is noi iunning oui ol lci lousc, and wlicl moilci-in-law is ilcic io siop lci'"
Tlcn Kiislna, wlo las cycs lilc loicsi loiuscs, wcni oui ol ilc bain inio ilc loicsi
wiil His cows and His liicnds, spicading a sapliic lusici ilai asionislcd cvciyonc.
Ai ilai iimc, cvcn ilc sliglicsi lccling ol scpaiaiion liom Kiislna alllicicd Nanda
and Yasloda, wlo lollowcd ilcii son wiil ilcii cycs lull ol icais ilai spiinllcd ilc
soil ol Viaja. Moilci Yasloda and Rolini, undcisianding ilai ilcy would noi scc
ilcii boys loi a long iimc, loigoi all bodily aciiviiics and ilcy bccamc siunncd lilc
siaiucs. Iailci Nanda cmbiaccd lis son wiilin lis lcaii, alici wlicl lc quiclly
bccamc siunncd and cnclanicd.
Moilci Yasloda said, "Ol icndci boy, il You go inio ilc loicsi io icnd Youi cows
ilcn wc will all lollow You. Don'i dcccivc us by going wiiloui us. Ol son, don'i
scnd us clscwlcic, ialc us wiil You! Wc lnow You cannoi iolciaic ilc lcaiiaclc
ol Youi paicnis, wlo aic buining in ilc liic ol scpaiaiion liom You. Ol oinamcni
ol oui iown, il You don'i ialc us wiil You, ilcn ilcsc blisslul abodcs in oui iown
will swallow us by loicc and wc will icmain alivc in vain. Do You wani io luii us
by iciuining lomc liom ilc loicsi only alici ninc long louis' Il You don'i wani io
comc lomc soon, ilcn wlai slall wc do' Wlcic aic ilc solcs ol Youi lcci, ilai aic
lilc ilc spoilcss and icndci lcavcs ol ciimson loiuscs, and wlcic aic ilc slaip
spiouis, iloins and pcbblcs in ilc loicsi soil' Ol, wlcic is Youi body, ilai is as
soli as a puppci ol buiici spiinllcd wiil liquid musl, and wlcic aic ilc scoicling
iays ol ilc sun ilai incicasc ilcii lcai ai cvciy momcni' Tlc lilc ol ilis
unloiiunaic moilci ol Youis, ilai is icaiing up lci clcsi, icluscs io lcavc lci. Ii
bcais ilc buidcn ol a lingdom ol gicai ciucliy! Lci ilc cowlcid boys, oi ling
Nanda limscll lcid ilc cows. Ol my clild, il You don'i givc up Youi cagcincss loi
ilis, ilcn low can Youi liicnds icmain alivc' Ol my icndci Kiislna, wly did You
ialc biiil in a lamily ol cowlcids, wlcic You musi wall alici ilc giazing cows'
Wiil a body sucl as Youis, wlicl is solicncd by ilc ncciai ol auspiciousncss, You
slould lavc bccn boin in a ioyal lamily."
Hcaiing ilis occan ol laliciing woids liom His moilci, Kiislna lumbly waiicd
bcloic going inio ilc loicsi and siood in lioni ol lci. Moilci Yasloda, wlosc lilc
was almosi gonc, bccamc awaic ol ilis and cmbiaccd Kiislna, slowciing Him
wiil ilc icais ol lci lovc.
Moilci Yasloda iccovcicd liom lci swoon, bccausc ol Kiislna's blisslul cmbiacc
as Kiislna loiccd lci io diinl ilc ncciai ol paicnial lovc. Slc bccamc
ovciwlclmcd wiil lcclings ol lovc as slc pioiccicd lci son's body wiil ilc namcs
ol Loid Niisimladcva, iclling lalabladia, Subladia, Vaidlana and oilci lcading
boys ilai siood bcloic lci, "Ol boys, my Kiislna is Youi youngci bioilci, liicnd
and vciy lilc. Don'i I lnow ilai' Siill, ilis moilci cannoi icmain alivc wiiloui
giinding pulp cvciy day' Alilougl Haii is so icndci, Hc is ilc lcadci ol all ilc
iowdy boys, and alilougl Hc is vciy iniclligcni, Hc docs noi lnow His limiis.
Alilougl Hc is wcal, Hc is also vciy dasling. Tlcicloic, You slould siay aiound
Him io pioicci Him. Hc cannoi bc coniiollcd by His lailci, His moilci oi any ol
His supciiois, bui Hc may lisicn io You. I lopc my icqucsi io You will noi bc in
vain. Il you scc Kamsa's ciucl dcmonic scivanis You slould iun, lcaving cvcn ilc
cows, and quiclly ialc slclici ol us! Ol Subala, Ujjvala, Kolila and ilc oilci
boys, don'i play so iouglly wiil youi lcaii's liicnd, Kiislna. Aic ilcic no gamcs
in ilis woild loi mcn' Ol Raliala, Paiiala and oilci cxpcii scivani boys, I'll icll
you aboui Kiislna and lalaiam's naiuic. Lisicn! Lvcn il Tlcy aic lungiy Tlcy'ic
noi awaic ol ii, bccausc Tlcy'ic so absoibcd in playing and cvcn il Tlcii ilioais
aic diicd up liom iliisi Tlcy will noi lccl iliisiy"
Tlcn Yasloda iold lci lusband, Nanda, "Tlc ioad wlcic oui boys wall will bc
scoiclcd by ilc sun and ilis moilci cvcn siays alivc sccing ilis lailci siaying
lomc in lis goldcn biicl lomc. Lvcn ilosc womcn wlosc sons sullci wlcn ilcy
go oui io icnd ilc cows, bui wlo siill slamclcssly coniinuc ilcii lousc duiics
wiiloui dying ol compassion, aic woislippcd in ilis woild."
Tlcn slc iold Kiislna, "Youi liicnds, wlo scc You going inio ilc loicsi, lavc
bccomc as laid as ilundcibolis! lui siill You gladdcn ilcm wiil Youi aiiiibuics,
laving a lcaii as soli as a llowci'"
Kiislna, wlo woic ilcsc woids ol His alllicicd moilci lilc caiiings, icvivcd lci by
spiinlling lci wiil ilc ncciai liom His moonlilc smilc. Kiislna lumbly icplicd,
"Moilci, you lavc noi sccn ilc loicsi pail. I lccl no iioublc in icnding ilc cows ai
all. Ii's My gicaicsi plcasuic! Wc'ic playing in ilc dcnsc, cool sladc ol ilc liagiani
iiccs in ilc loicsi on ilc banl ol ilc Yamuna, looling ai ilc cows. Ii's also no
pioblcm loi us io lccp ilc cows iogcilci. Ioi ilai, I lavc My cxpcii ncw muiali
lluic. And ilc pails also don'i givc Mc any pain: ilc camaii dcci swccp ilcm wiil
ilcii iails, ilc iiccs slowci ilcm wiil ilcii loncy and ilc nabli dcci sccni ilcm
wiil ilcii navcl musl. Tlcsc pails aic llawlcss, and as soli as coiion! Wiil iis
liagiani cavcs and lunjas wlcic ilc cucloos sing, ilc pcacocls dancc, ilc
loncybccs buzz, wlcic ilc vincs wiil ilcii dillcicni llowcis aic always swung by a
soli bicczc, and wlcic ilcic aic many cascading waicilalls, Govaidlana Hill
aiiiacis oui minds ai cvciy sicp. Tlc joy ol youi jcwcllcd abodcs givc Mc noiling
compaicd io ilc joy I lccl in ilcsc mouniain cavcs! Hcic, I am adoincd wiil
llowcis by My Mayas ('liicnds' oi 'giilliicnds') and lcic I lic down in gicai joy.
Wly aic you so vainly disiicsscd'"
Saying ilis, Kiislna quiclly and sccicily cmbiaccd ilc cyclaslcs ol ilc jcwcl ol
giils, Sii Radlila, wiil His cycs. Tlis mcciing madc ilc coincis ol boil Tlcii cycs
mcli. In ilis way, ilc coincis ol Radla and Kiislna's claiming cycs clcvcily
biiclcd ovci cacl oilci's lcaiiaclcs. Tlis gavc ilc lcaiis ol ilc Young Couplc
somc icmpoiaiy iclicl.
Madlumangala said, "Ol moilci, wly aic you so upsci' Lisicn, I icll you lianlly:
ilcic's noi s diop ol lappincss in youi iown compaicd io ilc bliss wc lccl in ilc
loicsi. Wc simply cai ilc iipc and liagiani bananas, jacl liuiis, mangocs and
pomcgianaics ilai lall auiomaiically liom ilc iiccs. Oui liicnd, Kiislna, dcsiics io
go io ilc loicsi io picl ilc liuiis, lcavcs and llowcis liom ilc dcsiic vincs. Sucl a
dcsiic cannoi bc lullillcd in youi iown."
Alilougl ilcy aic vciy, vciy lungiy, ilc cows will noi sci onc looi in ilc loicsi
wiiloui Kiislna, ilc dcsiioyci ol His liicnds misciics. lui now ilcy bcgan io call
Him by mooing, so Acyuia, sccing ilcii condiiion, caiclully sioppcd His paicnis
liom lollowing Him and blisslully bcgan io mail ilc loicsi soil wiil ilc signs ol
ilc disc, ilc loius, cic. liom ilc solcs ol His lcci, as Hc wallcd on.
Wlilc Hc wcni inio ilc loicsi, Haii ilougli, "Tlosc wlo lovc Mc lccl sad wlcn I
lcavc, so lci Mc ialc ilcii minds wiil Mc."
lui ilc Viajavasis' cycs also ilougli, "Wlai oilci objccis do wc lavc bui
Kiislna'" so ilcy lollowcd Him. In ilis way, ilc Viajavasis cnicicd ilcii lomcs
lilc libciaicd souls ilai mainiain ilcii bodics only as an cxicinal cusiom.
Chapfer 8
Pasfimes in fhe Foresf
Purvahna LiIa (8:2+ a.m. - 10:+8 a.m.)
Wlcn ilc moon liom ilc occan ol lovclincss, Sii Kiislna, collccicd His cows and
wcni inio ilc loicsi, ilc lcaiiaclc ol ilc Viajavasis bccamc indcsciibablc. Tlc
giils ol Viaja wcic unablc io coniiol ilcii scnscs wiiloui Kiislna, so ilcy ialc
slclici ol ilcii liicnd, swoon. So, ilcy wcic in a slccping condiiion loi a long iimc.
Tlai swoon lclpcd all ilc laii biowcd gopis in iimcs ol disiicss as a liicnd,
pcivading ilcii lomcs lilc a yogini io sooilc ilcii lcaiiaclc ol scpaiaiion liom
Kiislna.
Tlai sallis icpcaicdly iold Muiccla (swoon), "Ol inauspicious onc, aic you
cmbiacing oui dcai liicnd' Aicn'i you aliaid ol us' Lcavc oui liicnd Nandini (ilc
dauglici ol ling Viislablanu) alonc!" Wlo can dcsciibc ilc ways ol lovc, icll mc'
Alilougl Muiccla pacilicd Sii Radlila's mind liom Hci scvcic allliciion, siill Hci
sallis icscnicd lci."
In an unsccn way, Laliia scni a lcw clcvci sallis io Govaidlana Hill. Coming
ilcic, ilcsc giils wcic vciy lappy io caicl ilc liagiancc ol Kiislna's llowci
gailand. Haii madc His cows cnici a licsl mcadow on ilc vciy cool banl ol a pond
and playcd ilcic wiil His liicnds. Tlcn ilcsc duiis (giil mcsscngcis) camc ilcic
wiil lood scni by Dlanisia and sccicily mci Him and Madlumangala ilcic. Sccing
Haii ilcic, ilcsc duiis bccamc vciy lappy. Tlcn Kiislna aslcd Sii Rupa manjaii,
wlo is a limiilcss minc ol bcauiilul aiiiibuics, aboui ilc condiiion ol Sii Radlila,
ilc jcwcl ol young giils.
Sii Rupa manjaii iold Him, "O bcsi ol lovcis, wlcn You cmbiacc ilc soil ol ilc
loicsi wiil ilc solcs ol Youi lcci, ii bccomcs vciy bcauiilul! Now Sii Radlila
clallcngcs ilai bcauiy by cmbiacing ilc soil ol ilc pasiuics. O Haii, You coloi ilc
loicsi sappliic, ollciing ii Youi own lusici. Lvcn il ilc Cicaioi could noi
clallcngc You by discoloiing ilc loicsi again, Sii Radlila could, by maling ii
goldcn wiil Hci own complcxion! You malc ilc pcoplc ol Viaja ciy wlcn ilcy scc
Youi lacc, wlicl is giaycd by ilc dusi iliown up by ilc loovcs ol ilc cows. Alas!
Now Sii Radlila is also ciying and iolling in ilc dusi ol ilc caiil, maling Hci
sallis also ciy. Unusual as ii sccms, waici now comcs liom a loius, alilougl
noimally loiuscs giow in ilc waici. A similai casc was wiil Kaidama Muni
(Kaidama also mcans 'mud'), wlo was ilc son ol lialma (boin liom a loius),
alilougl loiuscs noimally giow liom ilc mud! Sii Radlila's laii, dicss and
gailand lavc looscncd, alilougl ilcy aic so bcauiilul (sadlu). Wlo will icmain
coniiollcd in a linglcss couniiy' Lvcn ilc sadlus (loly mcn) bccomc loosc ilcic!
"Sii Radlila bccomcs vciy upsci wlcn Slc lcais low Youi loius lcci aic luii
wlcn ilcy iicad ilc loicsi pail. Slc sigls dccply, no maiici in low many ways wc
iiy io consolc Hci. Wlcn lall a scnicncc lilc 'pcbblcs, spiouis oi slaip iloins
ilcic', liom ilc mouils ol Hci liicnds, lalls on ilc cdgc ol Hci cai lolcs, Slc ciics
oui loud and lalls in a swoon. Tlcn, wlcn wc iiy io bical ilai swoon, saying lalsc
ilings lilc, "Hcy Radla, Youi Piiyaiama las comc! Gci up and lool ai Him!",
lccping Youi vciy liagiani gailand ol loicsi llowcis bcncail Hci nosc, Slc walcs
up and bccomcs giavc. Tlcn Slc will asl a liicnd, 'Salli, wlcic is ilc bcsi ol
danccis, wlo malcs His wagiail biid-lilc cycs dancc'' Tlc salli ilcn says, 'Hc is
liddcn in Youi lousc.' Radlila ilcn says 'Aic you clcaiing Mc'' upon wlicl ilc
salli says, 'Wly slould I clcai you' You can smcll ilc liagiancc ol His body. Isn'i
ilai piool ilai I spcal ilc iiuil'' Hcaiing ilis, Radlila bccomcs sliglily lappy,
bui Cupid cannoi iolciaic ilai and loicibly aims lis livc aiiows ai Hci and wounds
Hci. Tlcn Slc lalls down, slivcis, pcispiics and spiinllcs Hci own body wiil Hci
icais, bui alas! Slc cannoi sooilc Hci caloia biid-lilc cycs wiil ilc ncciai liom
Youi moonlilc lacc wlcn Slc cnicis Hci lomc! Coming lomc, Slc iclls Hci
mind, 'O mind, wly aic you vainly ialing ilc sallis lalsc (aniiia) woids io bc jusi
lilc ncciai (amiiia)' lccausc ol ilai, youi allliciion las doublcd!', and ilcn Slc
lalls io ilc giound, again. Radlila ilcn gcis up again, and says, 'O alllicicd lilc ol
minc, you aic cuiscd, bcing wiiloui My liicnd!' Alilougl Slc ilus cuiscs Hci
own lilc, iis buidcns did noi bccomc liglici, bui iailci lcavici. O Kiislna, oui ol
scpaiaiion liom You, laii biowcd Radlila bccomcs so ilin and liagilc ilai Slc
cannoi cvcn iolciaic ilc blowing ol Hci lilc aiis, wlai io spcal ol ilc bicczc liom
lanning Hci.
Hcaiing ilis ncws aboui His bclovcd, Madlusudana bccamc alllicicd ai lcaii. His
cycs wcic lillcd wiil icais ol lovc as Hc iold Madlumangala wiil a laliciing voicc,
"You spcal on My bclall."
Madlumangala iold Rupa manjaii, "liing ilai goldcn loius Radlila io ilc loicsi,
oilciwisc, oui ol ilc loicsi, wlai will bc Hci laic' And wlai will bccomc ol
Madlusudana, ilc loncybcc, il Hc cannoi diinl Hci loncy'"
Madlava iool ilc gailand ol campala llowcis liom His nccl and landcd ii io
Rupa manjaii, saying, "O Rupa, lci ilis campala gailand adoin Piiyaji's clcsi" (oi
'lci Piiyaji adoin My clcsi lilc a goldcn campala gailand.') Rupa manjaii ilcn
swilily ian bacl io Sii Radlila wiil ilc campala gailand and lung ii aiound Hci
nccl. Tlus, Sii Radlila was icvivcd by ilc cmbiacc ol Hci lovci's liagiancc.
Tlcn Slc was again biiicn by ilc loiiiblc scoipion ol scpaiaiion liom Hci
Piiyaiama and Slc bccamc vciy alllicicd. Tlc poison ol ilis biic madc ilc
ncciaican liagiancc ol Kiislna's campala gailand ladc. Sii Radlila planncd io
dcccivc Hci supciiois and io mcci Kiislna, going oui ol ilc lousc on ilc picicxi
ol woislipping ilc sun god, Suiya, wiil Hci liicnds. ly somc siiolc ol good lucl,
Jaiila ilcn camc in and, lollowing ilc woids ol Gaigi, said, "O giils, go inio ilc
loicsi io woislip ilc sun, wlo las a ilousand iays (oi 'Kiislna, wlo las a
ilousand cows')., so ilai wc'll gci billions ol cows (oi 'so ilai You'll gci gicai
bliss'). Lci ilc splcndid Miiia ('ilc sun' oi 'Youi liicnd, Kiislna'), wlo is ilc god
picsiding ovci ilc cycs, malc You lappy!"
Sii Radlila and Hci liicnds, wlo wcic ilus lavoicd in ilcii puiposc by laic, ilc
dcsiioyci ol misciy, collccicd nicc caiablcs loi Kiislna's plcasuic, picicnding ilcy
wcic mcani loi woislipping ilc sun. Tlcy iool swccimcais wiil ilcm ilai
dclcaicd ilc piidc ol ncciai, ilai wcic picpaicd by Sii Radlila Hciscll, and ilai
wcic unobiainablc cvcn by Loid Siva, ilc masici ol Kuvcia, ilc iicasuici ol
lcavcn. Sii Radlila was a liiilc laic duc io collcciing inccnsc, lamps, nicc cloilcs,
oinamcnis and gaimcnis loi ilc puja, bui Kcsava could noi iolciaic ilc sliglicsi
dclay bccausc ol His inicnsc cagcincss io mcci Hci. Tlc maicllcss occan ol His
paiicncc and iianquiliiy wcic diminislcd io a spoonlul.
Acyuia ilcn cngagcd His duii (giil mcsscngci) Muialila (His lluic) in gciiing ilc
goldcn gailand, Radlila, aiound His nccl. Tlc sallis woic lci song's on ilc cais
as oinamcnis. Muialila ilicw Sii Radlila inio a iivci ol cagcincss. Ii sccmcd as il
slc lad cnicicd inio Hci cais lilc somc goddcss, casiing Hci lcai and slamc lai
away. Sii Radlila did noi lnow anymoic wlcic Hci loius lcci wcic sicpping oi
wlai Hci spioui-lilc lands wcic caicling. Slc was jusi slivciing and slowciing
Hciscll wiil Hci icais.
Sccing low slow Hci liicnds wcic in dicssing Hci in gaimcnis suiiablcloi Hci
ablisaia (lovc jouincy) inio ilc loicsi, Sii Radlila admonislcd ilcm and bcgan io
dicss Hciscll. lui, oui ol anxiciy, Slc adoincd Hci buiiocls wiil Hci Gosiana
nccllacc, Hci nccl wiil Hci waisi bclls, ilc cnd ol Hci biaid wiil Hci lalaiila (an
oinamcni loi ilc loiclcad), Hci cycs ol musl, Hci loiclcad wiil iilala madc ol
cyclinci and Hci body wiil looilac insicad ol lunluma. Tlcn Slc sci oui, lilc
swccincss pcisonilicd, wiil Hci claiming blus saii on, wlicl loolcd lilc a cloud
lolding a biigli lunai oib wiilin iiscll, on caiil.
Haii's lluic sang as plcasanily as somconc wlo lnows all ilc sciipiuics, and
silcnccd cvcn ilc pila biids, wlo aic vciy sociablc. Wlcn Haii callcd His cows
wiil His lluic ii was as il ilc caiil slowcd gooscbumps ol ccsiasy on lci slin in
ilc loim ol cicci bladcs ol giass. Tlc iiccs slowcicd loncy as diops ol
pcispiiaiion. Tlc paiiois, pilas and pcacocls bccamc siunncd. Tlc clouds,
considciing ilcmsclvcs vciy loiiunaic, slcd icais ol ccsiasy and ilc diicciions
lanncd Haii wiil ilcii soli, cool bicczcs. Wiiloui Kiislna's wisl, all ilcsc
cicaiuics lcli ilcmsclvcs bcing addicsscd by ilc woid 'cow' as Kiislna's lluic sang,
"Comc, My cows!" Tlc cows lcaid Kiislna's lluic song, ilai was aciually mcani
loi ilcm, and icplicd wiil ilcii mooing. All ilc mclodics and musical scalcs, as
wcll as ilc goddcsscs in lcavcn, swooncd wlcn ilcy lcaid Kiislna's lluic song.
Wlo can ccnsuic Kiislna' Tlc mouniains mclicd lilc no oilci objcci, alilougl
ilcy aic ilc laidcsi objccis in ilc woild, ilcy lcli ilc mosi lovc loi Kiislna.
Sccing ilc mclicd bouldcis llowing lcic and ilcic, ilc iliisiy biids and dcci
bcgan io diinl ilis lluid wiil gicai lun!
Sii Radlila said, "Alo sallis! Tlcsc dcci aic jusily callcd Kiislnasaia, loi ilcy
ialc Kiislna io bc ilc csscncc (saia) ol ilings. Lvcn il ilcii wivcs aic aiiiacicd io
Giiidlaii, ilc occan ol mcicy, ilcy do noi bccomc cnvious, iailci, ilcy lollow
ilcm io malc ilcm lappy. Salli, lool! Tlcsc docs vciy cagcily iun io Kiislna,
iuining ilcii bacls on ilcii bucls, bui wlcn ilcy lcai ilc song ol Kiislna's lluic
ilcy bccomc siunncd, lilc piciuics! Lool! Tlcsc biids wcic diinling liom ilc
waicibasin wlcn Kiislna's lluic song iuincd ilc waici inio sionc! Now ilcii bcals
aic siucl lallway in ilc waici and ilcy aic anxious io pull ilcm oui again."
In ilis way, ilc gopis wcic sccnicd by dcsciibing ilc ncciaican sound ol Kiislna's
lluic, diinling ilis ncciai iliougl ilc cups ol ilcii cais and sciving ii io cacl
oilci. Alilougl ilc inciiia, loiiipilaiions and slivciings ol cciasy causcd by
Kiislna's lluic song obsiiucicd ilc gopis liom going ncai Him, ilcy siill swilily
wcni io ilc gaidcn namcd Madana Rana (cioiic ligli), uigcd by ilcii passionaic
aiiiaciion io Him.
Tlcic ilcy cnicicd ilc Sun icmplc wlcic ilcy bowcd down io ilc Sun god and
piaycd io lim, "O Loid! O occan ol mcicy! Quiclly slow us ilc only Lovci ol oui
lcaiis!"
Sii Radlila cniiusicd Hci puja paiaplcinalia io ilc laiiics (vanadcvis) ilcic and
piocccdcd io ilc claiming loicsis aiound Hci own pond (Radlalunda). Tlc
lusici ol Viislablanuja (Radla, 'ilc dauglici ol Viislablanu' oi 'ilc sun in ilc
monil ol Tauius (May)') adoincd ilc suiioundings ol Govaidlana Hill, maling
Haii's loius-lilc lcaii bloom up ol joy ai oncc.
Madlusudana, ilc iasila loncybcc Kiislna, ilcn ilougli io Himscll, "My bclovcd
Padmini (loius-lilc Radlila) is now bcauiilying ilc loicsi aiound Hci pond wiil
Hci dcaimosi liicnds! Oilciwisc, low could My lcaii suddcnly bccomc so
lappy'"
Tlcn suddcnly a soli bicczc caiiicd Sii Radlila's bodily liagiancc in Kiislna's
diicciion. Wlcn Kiislna scnscd ii, Hc bccamc vciy agiiaicd by dcsiics loi cioiic
lappincss. Tlcn Kiislna sioppcd playing His lluic, bcing unablc io coniiol His
icsilcss mind, jusi as ilc young loncybccs cannoi lind pcacc wiiloui ilc liagiancc
ol ilc swcci malaii llowcis.
Madlumangala, lnowing Kiislna's mind as il lc wcic a dcmigod said, "O
Pinclabuslana (Hc wlo is adoincd by a pcacocl lcailci), I'vc goi somciling io
do. I'm going now. Today I wcni io llaguii minu io lcain asiiology and I lad a
gicai doubi ilai I aslcd lim io dispcll, bui lc couldn'i. Ioiiunaicly, Gaiga muni,
wlo is piaiscd by all ilc munis, las comc io ialc bail ai Suiya lunda. Hc alonc
can clcai my doubis."
Kiislna, ilc subduci ol Kcsi, icplicd, "O liicnd, My mind is also vciy cagci io scc
Gaiga muni, bui ii is noi poliic io go and scc lim wiil so many liicnds.
Madlumangala said, "Il You ilinl iis noi poliic io go wiil so many boys, ilcn lci's
jusi go ilc iwo ol us. Scc! Tlc swanlilc sun las swam io ilc middlc ol ilc lalc ol
ilc sly. Ii's closc io noon iimc! Tlc cows aic icsiing in ilc cool ladamba loicsi,
and oui liicnds also wani io ialc icsi. Don'i siiain ilcm unncccssaiily wiil any
moic plailul gamcs!"
Hcaiing Madlumangals'a dasling woids, ilc cowlcid boys said, "O liicnds, You
jusi go iogcilci." So Kiislna and Madlumangala blisslully wcni io Radlalunda,
swilily passing iliougl Piamoda vana.
Appioacling Radlalunda, Kiislna said, "Madlumangala, wlcic lavc Wc comc
io' Tlis is noi Govaidlana, noi Viajablumi, bccausc cvciyiling lcic is so goldcn!
Is ii Mouni Mciu oi Ilaviiia Vaisla, ilai lavc scni cxpansions ol ilcmsclvcs io
Viaja' lui wly is Cupid ilcn picicing Mc wiil lis aiiows as soon as I cnicicd ilai
wavc ol lusici'"
Wlilc Kiislna ilus spolc io Madlumangala, bcing vciy anxious io scc Hci,
Radlila bccamc dizzy ol His gicai swccincss, jusi looling ai ilc bluisl loicsi
aiound Hci pond, ilai slowcicd Hci wiil ilc Ncciai ol His lusici, lilc a claiming
cloud qucncling Hci inicnsc iliisi. Iiom a disiancc, Radla and Kiislna iool cacl
oilci io bc ilc liglining and ilc campala vinc (Radla) oi a cloud and a iamala
iicc (Kiislna)' Tlcn, loi somc iimc ilcy wondcicd, "Is ilis my Lovci (Kiislna)'
Is ilis My bclovcd (Radla)'" Alo! Tlcn again Tlcy idcniilicd cacl oilci wiil ilc
aloicmcniioncd objccis.
Tlus cnds clapici cigli ol Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna llavanamiiia
Malalavya," dcsciibing Kiislna's moining play in ilc loicsi.
Chapfer 9
FIowerpIays and LovepIays
(10:+8 a.m. - 3:36 p.m.)
Onc gopi said, "Radla, lool! Madlava ('ilc spiing' oi 'Kiislna') las comc, maling
all ilc vincs blossom and maling all ilc diicciions niccly liagiani! Suicly Youi
clloiis in picling llowcis and woislipping ilc Loid ol ilc loius llowcis ('ilc sun'
oi 'Kiislna, ilc Loid ol ilc loius lilc gopis') will bc succcsslul."
Sii Radlila icplicd, "O bcwildcicd giil, lool! Haii las comc io caicl Mc! I cannoi
cvcn llcc. My iligls aic siunncd and My body slivcis. Wly aic you laugling so
silly insicad ol pioicciing Mc' O icsilcss cycd onc, I'm dying ol lcai!"
Tlai salli said, "O Radla wiil conluscd cycs, wly aic You aliaid ol ilai dailncss
(Slyama, Kiislna), wlosc lcioism and piidc will bc diminislcd by ilc Laliia-sun'
I cannoi bclicvc ilai ilis dcbauclci will bc ablc io loicibly ioucl You, ilc ciown
jcwcl ol all clasic giils in ilc woild."
Sii Radlila said, "Salli, you spcal ilc iiuil. lui, laic bccamc angiy wiil Mc and
madc ilc sun, wlo dcsiioys ilc dailncss ol ilc vows ol clasic giils, appcai on
caiil. Hc loicibly closcs all ilc loius llowcis wlcn ilcy aic scpaiaicd liom Him,
maling ilcm aiiiacicd io Him. All ilc pcoplc spcal aboui Him lilc ilai."
Tlc salli said, "Gandlaiva, Il You aic ically scaicd, ilcn quiclly cnici inio ilis
lunja and waii lcic loi iwo oi ilicc louis (wiil Kiislna). Wc may nccd ilai
mucl iimc loi picling llowcis loi Miiia ('ilc sun' oi 'Kiislna') wiiloui bcing in
anxiciy (oilciwisc Kiislna will disiuib us bccausc You aic wiil us)."
Wlilc ilc gopis considcicd all ilis, Kiislna suddcnly appcaicd in ilcii midsi, lilc
ilc moon appcais amongsi ilc lilics. Tlc gopis ilcn bcgan io siop ilc wavcs ol ilc
occan ol ilcii ccsiasy wiil a sand dylc ol ilcii ncglcci and lalsc angci iowaids
Him. Tlc boais ol ilcii cycs lcll inio ilc wliilpool ol ilc obvious swccincss ol
cacl ol Kiislna's limbs and bcgan io ioiaic ilcic. Tlcsc cycs slyly loolcd ai ilc
giound, lilc boais sunl alici laving lallcn inio ilc wliilpools. lui anyonc wlo
says ilai ilis is a sign ol slyncss, docs noi lnow ilc iiuil!
Wlcn ilc gicai soldicis ol Kiislna's liagiancc cnicicd ilc nosiiils ol ilc
Viajagopis and smaslcd ilc gaics lcading io ilc innci clambcis ol ilcii paiicncc,
Kiislna said, "O plundcicis ol ilc loicsi, wlo aic you'" Wlcn ilc ncciai wavcs ol
Kiislna's voicc cnicicd inio ilc gopis cais, cvciyiling wiilin ilcm bccamc
inundaicd. Wlcn Kiislna goi no icply liom ilcm, His cycs siaiicd spinning as il
Hc wcic angiy, and Hc said, "Ol! Wlai aic you saying so pioudly' Havc you comc
io my gaidcn abodc io plundci ii' Today you slould comc io My upalanila
('closc io Mc' oi 'aiound My nccl') oi lavc you anyway comc lcic wiil sucl
dcsiics' Quiclly and clcaily icll Mc now, wlo aic you'
Tlc gopis icplicd, "Wc aic no onc!"
Wlicl poci in ilc woild is ablc io malc a compaiison wiil ilc swcci way in
wlicl ilc gopis conccalcd ilcii cioiic lcclings, slowing basllulncss, icsilcssncss
and lcai' Tlcsc pocis can bc compaicd wiil ilc scclcis loi bialman, wlo
dcspciaicly iiy io ascciiain ii by saying ncii ncii (ii is noi ilis, ii is noi ilai)
Wlcn Kiislna lcaid ilc gopis' woids, His mind bccamc lillcd wiil icais and Hc
bccamc piciccd wiil cvcn moic aiiows ol ilc mind boin Cupid. Alilougl Hc iiicd
io lidc His lcclings, His slivciing icvcalcd ilcm clcaily io ilc gopis. Hc pioudly
iold ilcm, "O moon laccd oncs, aic you iclling Mc, 'Wc aic no onc'' Alas! Alas!
Usually woids aic noi sccn wiil ilc cycs, bui I can scc you clcaily! Noi only aic
you sicaling llowcis, bui you also siolc youi own pcisonaliiics. Day and nigli I
was ilinling, 'How will I caicl ilcsc giils ilai sical My sumanal ('llowcis' oi
'mind')'' Now, linally, I caugli you coming io aimablu ('My land' oi 'Cupid'). O
bcwildcicd young giils, now I will malc you icap ilc liuiis ol youi ollcnscs!
Acccpi ilcm!"
Sii Radlila icplicd, "O impudcni onc! Lvciy day wc picl llowcis io woislip
Miiia, wlo cicaics a giand lcsiival loi ilc cycs ol cvciyonc in ilc woild by
dcsiioying ilc dailncss, wlo causcs ilc Padmini's ('loiuscs' oi 'ilc gopis') io
blossom up wiil ilc ioucl ol His laia ('iays' oi 'lands') and wlo lullills all
dcsiics. Wly aic You nccdlcssly angiy'"
Kiislna said, "O Iaii Iaccd Onc, Il you woislip Miiia, I will noi bc angiy, bui
low can I iiusi You, sincc womcn aic always lying' Il You'ic ically picling llowcis
loi ilc god, ilcn ialc an oail and I will loigivc You Youi ollcnscs. You will scc My
sainily bclavioui, cvcn wiil llowci ilicvcs (oi 'lcaii ilicvcs') lilc You!"
Sii Radlila said, "O Kiislna, wc aic vciy lamous in Viaja loi oui ilicvciy, and
You aic suicly ilc gicaicsi saini. Wlo will noi conliim ilai' Wlai is ilc usc ol
icpcaiing ii wiiloui icason' Can Youi qualilicaiions, lilc iiuillulncss, simpliciiy,
puiiiy, abscncc ol dcsiic loi oilci pcoplc's piopciiy and so on bc sccn in anyonc
clsc in ilc woild'
Kiislna said, "O pioud giils, aic you iuining ilc iablcs on Mc, ilc Loid ol
Viindavan, wlo is piaiscd by all ilc sainis, by calling Mc a ilicl' You caiiy sucl
piidc in youi lcaiis! Lvcn ilougl you'ic jusi cowlcid giils you'ic slowing sucl
slill in spcccl! Aic you so pioud bccausc ol youi licsl youil, youi wcalil, youi
lidcliiy io youi lusbands oi youi cxpciiisc in dancc and aciing accoiding io ilc
sciipiuics on aii' Now I will scc low pioud you aic in ilis nilunja, slowing You
ilc slill ol My aims."
Saying ilis, Giiidlaii camc up io Sii Radlila, bui Laliia goi in lioni ol Hci and
pioudly clasiiscd Kiislna, saying, "Wlo is ilcic wlo wanis io ioucl ilis clasic
louscwilc by loicc, in lioni ol Laliia' Go away, Casanova, il You wani io bc salc!"
Kiislna said, "O Laliia, wlcn I scc you slowing so mucl loicc, ii sccms io Mc ilai
you wani io ligli (Cupid's baiilc) wiil Mc! And, bcing bcwidcicd, you will icll Mc
wlaicvci you wani. So now, I will squcczc you in My aims and youi liicnds may
all scc ii! O loul laccd onc, will you icpcaicdly icll Mc, 'No! Don'i!'"
Laliia said, "O woman ilicl, You'ic always iaping innoccni louscwivcs, bui I am
Laliia, and I'm noi aliaid ol You ai all!! On my own siicngil I can pioicci myscll
and my dcai liicnd, Radlila, and I can ialc llowcis liom any loicsi, iigli in lioni
ol You! O impudcni Onc, wly don'i You siop us by loicc' Wly would You
iolciaic us'"
Kiislna lauglcd and said, "Lool Radla! Il You agicc wiil ilc woids coming liom
Youi liicnd's mouil, ilcn You will ncvci gci licc liom My giip! I will biic Laliia's
lips wiil my iccil and sciaicl lci iicling ionguc, also. Silcncc is a sign ol
agiccmcni."
Sii Radlila said, "O ling ol clcaicis, wlai aic You saying' Don'i You lnow wlo I
am' Tlcic's no young giil in Viaja moic lamous loi lci clasiiiy ilan Mc! My
liicnds aic vciy dcdicaicd io ilc ways ol ilc incoipoial Cupid, and Laliia is ilc
bcsi ol ilcm. lccausc ol lci laisl naiuic, slc can dclcai cvcn You!
Kiislna said, "Radla, Youi iwo mouniain-lilc bicasis icpicscni Youi mouniain-
lilc piidc ol iwo ilings: 'Iam woislipping ilc sun' and 'I am vciy clasic'! Today, I
will picicc ilcm and sciaicl ilcm wiil My nails! Lvcn il You lii Mc wiil ilcsc
iwo mouniains, I can iolciaic ii."
Hcaiing ilcsc woids, ilc sallis all llaslcd bcam-lilc smilcs liom ilcii moon-lilc
laccs. Kiislna passcd ilcm by, and wlcn Hc iouclcd Radlila's bicais wiil His
land, boil His and Radlila's body was siuddcd liom iip io ioc wiil gooscbumps
ol loving ccsiasy, bcing piciccd by Cupid's aiiows. Slouldn'i Cupid bc pioud ol
ilc cioiic allliciion lc gavc Tlcm ai ilai iimc'
Sii Radlila bccamc cnclanicd wlcn Slc was iouclcd by Haii's lands. Tlcn Hci
liicnds loudly said io Kiislna, "O clcaici, wlai aic You doing!'"
Sii Radlila scicamcd and caiclully sioppcd Hci lovci's lands wiil Hci loius-lilc
lands, ciying wiiloui icais in an avcisc mood. Wlcn Slc sioppcd Kiislna's iigli
land, Kiislna pullcd ai Hci vcil wiil His lcli land. Tlis inundaicd all lc
diicciions wiil indcsciibablc wavcs ol swcci ncciai, causing Madlava io loigci His
dcsiics io cmbiacc Radlila oi liss Hci lips and Hc jusi icmaincd sianding ilcic,
bcing consianily immciscd in ilis slowci. Ai ilai iimc, ilc laii on Kiislna's lacc
loolcd lilc ilc dccp dailncss wlicl could noi bc dissipaicd by His biigli,
slining, moon-lilc lacc. Oi, was ilc moon dclcaicd by ilc dailncss ilai swoopcd
down upon Him' And low can ilis moon slinc so biiglily, dcspiic bcing dclcaicd
by ilc dailncss' Has lc madc liicnds wiil lis conqucioi' No, ilai is noi possiblc,
bccausc liicnds don'i siay up-and-undci, bui slaic cqual posiiions. Tlcn las ilc
moon bccomc ilc scivani ol ilc dailncss' Wouldn'i ilai bc cmbaiassing in ilis
woild'
"And wlcic lavc ilcsc iwo lislcs on ilai moon comc liom' Did ilcy gci siucl on
lim wlcn lc iosc liom ilc Mill Occan' Tlai is noi possiblc, bccausc lislcs aic
naiuially icsilcss, and ilcsc lislcs aicn'i! Tlcn aic ilcy bluc loius llowcis' No,
ilai cannoi bc, bccausc ilcy would noi icmain closcd, siiiing on ilc lap ol ilcii
liicnd, ilc moon. Tlcn aic ilcy iwo wagiail biids' Il ilcy wcic, ilcn wlo las
biougli ilcm io ilc moon and wly aic ilcy dancing ilcic'" Saying ilis io
limscll, Kiislna considcicd His cycs io bc vciy loiiunaic. His own body and all
ilc diicciions wcic consianily inundaicd by ilc ncciaican siicam ol Sii Radlila's
bodily splcndoi, and Hc dianl ilc cvci aiiiaciivc loncy ol Hci lcmalc glanccs
coming liom ilc coincis ol Hci cycs, wiil His own cycs. In ilis way, Haii bccamc
siunncd, giving joy io ilc sallis. lccausc ol Kiislna's asionislmcni, Radlila was
ablc io looscn Hciscll liom ilc bondagc ol His aims. Kiislna was as il dclcaicd by
a wcapon ol bcauiy and Hc bcgan io yawn (lilc Siva yawncd liom Kiislna's
jiimbla jvaia, yawn missilc).
Sii Radlila bccamc vciy bcauiilul wlcn Slc iiglicncd Hci blousc and sasl, ilai
lad looscncd liom Kiislna's giip. Ii was as il Slc bound Hci assisianis up in Hci
cioiic ligli wiil Kiislna. Slc iicd Hci lall looscncd biaid inio a lnoi on ilc bacl
ol Hci nccl wiil Hci lcli land and clasiiscd Hci sallis wiil ilc indcx lingci ol
Hci iigli land, loudly saying, "O clcaicis! Jusi waii, jusi waii, I will icvcngc
Myscll in iimc." Tlcn, Slc gavc Kiislna aianu ('inicnsc' oi 'cioiic') pain by
picicing Him wiil ilc aiiows ol Hci slaip glanccs, bui Slc also gavc Him joy by
slowing Him Hci cagcincss io bind up Hci laii and dicss. Tlis vision madc
Kiislna considci His biiil blcsscd.
Sii Radlila said io Kiislna, "llo Loid (bialmin) ol Viindavana! llo pious soul!
llo lamous Onc! I will go io ilc lousc ol My moilci-in-law io gci a icwaid
(dalslina) loi Youi (bialminical) aciiviiics lcic! Oncc You lad ilai maicllcss,
cxiiaoidinaiy icwaid You will ncvci piay io us loi pialama ('pious bcnclii' oi
'scx') anymoic"
Kiislna said, "Radla, I'm a qualilicd pcison io icccivc Youi maicllcss icwaid!
Lool ai My cndcavois in picpaiing ilc saciilicc io Cupid, bcloic You givc Mc ilc
dalslina and icacl Mc ilc pioccduics, so ilai My auspicious woil will bccomc
succcsslul. Tlc lcaining ol any sclolai wlo docs noi piaisc and appiovc ol sucl
woil is usclcss!"
Kundalaia ilcn said, "O cousin-in-law, il Radlila agiccs io ilis, ilcn wc will
lnow Youi sclolaislip and wc will lnow ilai Slc is a lcaincd giil, also. As long as
a giinding slab and a piccc ol gold do noi iub iogcilci, low can wc lnow ilcii
gloiics'"
Gandlaiva said, "O pious Kundalaia, I can scc ilai you lovc youi cousin-in-law,
Kiislna, cvcn moic puicly ilan youi dcaimosi lusband Subladia. Tlai musi bc
wly you aic icacling Him ilc lama sasiias (cioiic sciipiuics) and now ilai you
lnow His cxpciiisc in ii, you pcisonally wani io icvcal ilc qualiiics ol youi
disciplc'"
Visalla said, "Hcy Radla, il You lavc laiil in Kundalaia's cxaminaiion ol
Kiislna's cxpciiisc in ilc saciilicc io Cupid, ilcn cngagc Him in ilc dcsiicd woil!
Oilciwisc, il you lci ilis job bc donc by ignoiani pcoplc Youi cioiic woil will noi
bc complcicd."
Kiislna said, "Hcy Radla, wlai is ilc usc ol ilis vain cxaminaiion' In ilis woild
Youi liicnd Visalla is lamous loi lci dcdicaiion io aianu dlaima (cioiic duiics).
Lci lci comc wiil Mc io a loncly placc io icsi il I pionouncc ilc maniias liom
Vaisyayana muni's lama sasiia, ilai I lavc siudicd, puicly oi impuicly. Ii is
loibiddcn in ilc sciipiuics io pionouncc ilcsc maniias in public."
Kundalaia said io Radlila, "Haii las spolcn wcll! You musi oidci Visalla io icsi
Him!"
Hcaiing ilis, Sii Radlila spiinllcd Hci lips wiil Hci ncciaican smilc and said,
"Salli, Visalla, Kundalaia cannoi givc up lci vciy bad dcsiics in any way, so go
and bc icsicd by Kiislna in soliiudc!"
Hcaiing ilis, all ilc sallis gigglcd, covciing ilcii mouils wiil ilcii vcils. Tlcn,
Visalla smilcd and said, "Radla, only Youi indillcicncc las pioiccicd You liom
Kiislna's lands, bui ilai is now also dying oui ai cvciy momcni! Now, I don'i scc
any oilci mcans loi Youi pioicciion ilan Youi loiiunaic assisianis. O moiosc
lcaii, il You dcsiic Youi own lappincss, ilcn cnici inio ilis soliiaiy lunja and
ialc slclici ol ilai! Wc lavc comc lcic io lclp You gci Kiislna's bodily
associaiion, bui now You bccamc so lavoiablc io Him ilai You don'i nccd any lclp
anymoic. You lavc alicady spiinllcd ilc sumana piada ('givci ol llowcis' oi 'ilc
mind') punnanga iicc (oi 'Kiislna, ilc bcsi ol mcn') wiil glanaiasa ('waici' oi
'swcci woids') causing Him io blossom (wiil dcsiics)."
Jusi ilcn, Nandimulli camc wiil Viinda, landcd Haii a lciici and blcsscd Him
(bcing a bialmin giil), saying, "All godspccd io You." Kiislna opcncd ilc lciici
and icad ii io Himscll. Lvciyonc could scc ilai iis conicnis madc Him vciy lappy.
Alici icading ii, Kiislna lcli iowaids ilc noiil wiiloui saying anyiling.
Alilougl Radlila was sad loi noi sccing Kiislna loi cvcn a momcni, Slc
appcaicd vciy lappy cxicinally, jusi io malc a slow bcloic Hci sallis. Tlcn, Slc
and Hci sallis icspccilully appioaclcd Nandimulli and anxiously aslcd lci, "O
Nandimulli, wlo scni ilai lciici'"
Nandimulli icplicd, "Pauinamasi."
Radlila aslcd, "Wlai loi'"
Nandimulli answcicd, "I don'i lnow."
Radlila ilcn said, "Comc on. Tcll Mc ilc iiuil."
To wlicl Nandimulli icplicd, "Slc scni Him io anoilci lunja io cnjoy anoilci
giil."
Radlila: "Hc would ncvci do ilai iigli in lioni ol Mc!"
Nandimulli: "Hc is so clcvci ilai You would ncvci noiicc ii."
Hcaiing ilis, Radlila doubilully loolcd ai Laliia, wlo pacilicd Hci, saying,
"Radla, wlcn Hc is wiil You, Haii can ncvci dcsiic anoilci giil! Il ilc young
loncybcc iasicd ilc loncy liom ilc blooming malaii vinc, can lc cvci icmcmbci
anyiling clsc' Tlis Nandimulli spcals noiling bui lics cvci sincc slc was boin.
Hci ionguc will bc ilc guiu ol Kali Yuga. Wlai do You ilinl, O bcauiilul Onc'
Kiislna lalscly lcli us jusi io icasc us!. Tlai lciici was also lalsc, so wly slould
You bc in vain anxiciy' Nandamulli is lalsclood pcisonilicd!"
Nandamulli said, "Laliia, Pauinamasi is lnowlcgc pcisonilicd. Slc is ilc lcading
lady lcic in Viaja. Slc's ilc biiilplacc ol all icligious piinciplcs. Slc is ilc moilci
ol Sandipani muni, wlo is Vcdic puiposc pcilonilicd, and I am lci assisiani. Can
you jusi call mc a liai'"
Laliia said, "Wc lccp you on Pauinamasi's vow. Now icll us ilc iiuil!"
Nandimulli said, "Salli, wlai slould I say' Pauinamasi loibadc mc io icvcal ii.
lui ialing youi oail I can also noi icmain silcni anymoic. Swcai mc, don'i
disbclicvc wlai I say." Sii Radlila swoic ii and Nandamulli said, "Ycsiciday
Kiislna wcni io scc Pauinamasi, and poliicly icqucsicd lci, 'Holy moilci, You aic
ilc gicaicsi lnowci ol all maniias and lcibs. Sii Radlila always siis on a
mouniain ol vamya (an unlavoiablc mood iowaids Kiislna)! How can I dcludc
Hci sallis and ialc Hci oll ilai mouniain' O goddcss, noi cvcn a billion gopis aic
ablc io asionisl Mc wiil cioiic bliss as good as Slc can! Only Slc can adoin My
manoblu ('suppoii ol My mind' oi 'cioiic bliss'). Is Slc a lalpalaia (lancy vinc),
alalpalaia (a vinc ol oinamcnis), oi a vaijayanii mala ('a long gailand aiound My
nccl' oi 'a vicioiy llag')''
"Hcaiing ilcsc swcci woids, Pauinamasi was plcascd wiilin, bui ouiwaidly slc
said, 'Kiislna! How can I do sucl a iling all ol a suddcn' Sii Radlila is ilc mosi
clasic giil! Slc's an occan ol basllulncss and Slc's ligl boin. Slould Slc jusi sii
on Youi lap, lilc ilc liglining cmbiacing a iaincloud'' Hcaiing ilis, Aglablid
wcni lomc. Ai nigliiimc, Pauinamasi piaciiccd all ilc Vcdic maniias and in ilc
moining slc camc io mc and said, 'Nandimulli, go and givc ilis lciici io
Kiislna.' Iollowing lci oidci, I quiclly wcni io givc Him ilis lciici. Tlai's all I
lnow."
Sii Radlila said, 'llo sallis, wlai maniia las Pauinamasi scni io Kiislna
iliougl Nandimulli, ilai Hc wcni io piaciicc in soliiudc' Lci's iun lomc and
ilcn do oui Suiya puja! Kiislna is cnclanicd by ilis maniia. Lci's ollci oui
obcisanccs io ilc placc Hc siays (viz. Lci's avoid Him).
Nandimulli lauglcd wlcn slc dianl ilc ncciaican woids coming liom
Viislablanu's dauglici and said, "Wlaicvci You said was impiopci! Wly slould
You vainly bc aliaid' Wly would ilai boy, wlo malcs You givc up Youi clasiiiy,
maddcning You wiil a singlc diop ol His bcauiy, piaciicc ilis maniia jusi io
dcsiioy Youi vamya'"
Sii Radlila said, "llo sallis, llagavaii mainiains a maicllcss sanyassa vow,
siudying ilc lama sasiias ilc wlolc nigli, and Nandimulli las givcn uo all scnsc
cnjoymcni undci lci guidancc, ui Kundalaia las icalizcd ilc auspiciousncss ol
oncncss ol bialman and ilc jiva soul (oi 'slc las aiiaincd oncncss in scxual union
wiil lci lusband, Subladia's cousin, Kiislna). In ilis way ilcsc ilicc ladics ialc
ilc louscwivcs io ilc siagc ol samadli (oi 'ilcy malc ilc louscwivcs givc up
ilcii iiglicous piinciplcs, giving ilcm mucl allliciion'; ilcic is also a moic
iniimaic mcaning, bui ilc iianslaioi closc noi io disclosc ii)."
Wlilc ilis discussion was going on, Rupa manjaii saw ilc moon (Kiislna) iising
in ilc casicin sidc ol ilc loicsi and slc iold Radlila. Tlc dauglici ol
Viislablanu ilcn said, "Kiislna las aiiaincd lull bcauiy on ilc siicngil ol His
maniia japa and Hc las comc lcic io cnclani us and givc us anxiciy. O sallis,
wlai slall I do' O salli Laliia, Tlis moonligli is quiclly dcsiioying My paiicncc
liom alai! Wlai slall bccomc ol Mc wlcn ilis moon ol Viaja comcs closc io Mc' I
undcisiand Hc las aiiaincd maicllcss pcilcciion in laving His dcsiics lullillcd.
Laliia, wlcic is a good liding placc' Il I siay lcic, Hc will conlusc My iniclligcncc.
Wlo lnows wlai will lappcn wlcn ilis maniia awalcns'"
Saying ilis, Sii Radlila coniiacicd Hciscll in anxiciy and caiclully wallcd iowaids
ilc icmplc in ilc aslola lunja. Wlcn Slc lcaid ilc jingling ol Hci own anllc
bclls, Slc was aliaid ilai ii was Kiislna lollowing Hci. Slc lid Hciscll bciwccn ilc
bianclcs ol ilc Kadamba iicc, lcailully looling bclind Hci again and again wiil a
cioolcd nccl, anxious io pioicci Hciscll liom a possiblc aiiacl liom Kiislna.
Alilougl Acyuia saw ilc puic lunluma splcndoi ol ilc jcwcl ol ladics, Sii
Radlila, liom alai, Hc did noi lollow Hci, bui insicad aslcd Hci sallis, "Wlcic is
Radlila'"
Laliia said, "Kiislna, Slc wcni lomc."
Kiislna said, "Laliia, ilc iimc ilai you always clcaicd Mc is now gonc. I'vc now
aiiaincd mysiic pcilcciion and I can scc iliougl youi dcccii!"
Nandimulli wlispcicd in Laliia's cai, "Laliia, il Madlava now lnows cvciyiling,
ilcn wly slould you vainly bc ai lauli by iclusing io icll Him wlcic Slc is'
lccomc gloiious by indicaiing Radla's wlcicabouis io Kiislna wiil youi cycs.
And il you say, 'Radlila will bccomc angiy il I icvcal Hci picscncc io Kiislna,'
ilcn I say don'i bc aliaid. Wlai can Radlila do io you wiil lalsc angci'"
On Laliia's indicaiion, Kiislna wcni io ilc vanjula lunja wlcic Radlila was
liding and said, "O Lady, wlai aic You doing' Aic You siiiing alonc lcic io aiiiaci
Mc wiil somc maniia' Hcic, I lavc comc! Now You may do wiil Mc wlai You
lilc. You lavc bccomc so powcilul wiil ilis maniia ilai I won'i bc ablc io siop
You il You wani io bind Mc up in Youi aims oi biic Mc wiil ilc wcapon ol Youi
iccil."
Sii Radlila madc Hci liisi siiilc wiil Hci lniiicd cycbiows, Hci licsl ncciaican
smilc and Hci unlavoiablc slouis wiil laliciing voicc. Kiislna dianl ilai ncciai
iliougl ilc cups ol His cycs and cais and bccamc cnclanicd by ii. Wlai io spcal
ol iasiing ilc ncciai liom Hci lips, wlai condiiion would Kiislna bc in wlcn Hc
lncw iis gicaincss'
Kiislna ilcn camc up io Radlila and lcld Hci land, bui Radlila said, "No! No!
Tlis is noi piopci!", and wlcn Hc iouclcd Hci bicasis Slc icpcaicdly coniiacicd
Hci body, cuising Kiislna. Wlcn Kiislna loicibly wanicd io biic Hci lips, ilai
wcic as icd as bimba liuiis, Radlila ycllcd again and again. Tlcn, wlcn Kiislna
wanicd io ialc Hci insidc ilc Kunja coiiagc, Cupid bcgan io dancc. Kiislna
loiciblc lcld Radlila io His clcsi and biougli Hci io ilc bcd in ilc nilunja.
Radlila swung Hci iligls, nccl and lcci oui ol pioicsi, saying, "No! No! No!" Ii
sccmcd as il Cupid iwangcd lis llowci bow ol campala llowcis, oi ilai a iaincloud
iool poscssion ol ilc icsilcss liglining. Duiing ilcii cioiic ligli, Radla and
Kiislna wcic somciimcs unconscious and somciimcs cnclanicd, bcing lillcd wiil
piolusc swccincss. Tlcii cioiic clcvcincss was slown iliougl iays ol ncciaican
lovc in an undillcicniiaicd way.
Tlus cnds clapici ninc ol Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna llavanamiiia
Malalavya," callcd "Ilowciplays and Lovcplays."
Chapfer 10
ReIishing fhe Necfar of PIaying in fhe Kunja
(10:+8 a.m. - 3:36 p.m.)
Wlilc Radla and Kiislna blisslully spcni Tlcii iimc in ilc lunja, Laliia and ilc
sallis sai in ilcii asscmbly undci a iicc and Nandimulli and Viinda lad ilcii
long clciislcd dcsiics lullillcd by sccing Radla and Kiislna's loving pasiimcs. Tlc
six scasonal (India las six scasons, noi loui) Laxmis camc io ilai asscmbly ol
sallis io lcai wlai ilcii sciviccs wcic. Scing ilcm, Viinda said, "llo scasonal
goddcsscs! Adoin ilc loicsi loi Radla and Kiislna's plcasuic. O Vasania laxmi
(goddcss ol spiingiimc), go io Govaidlana Hill and siay ai ilc Rasa Silali (ilc
placc wlcic Kiislna danccs ilc Rasa Dancc in ilc spiingiimc Paiasauli villagc and
Candia Saiovaia)! O Saiada laxmi )goddcss ol auiumnal bcauiy), siay on ilc banl
ol ilc Yamuna in ilc land ol dcsiic iiccs! O all ol you Laxmi's, suiicndci
cvciyiling io ilc scivicc ol Radlalunda and iis loicsis io givc lun and
asionislmcni io youi masicis, Sii Sii Radla and Kiislna! lc blcsscd, O limiilcssly
loiiunaic goddcsscs. Tlc iainy scason slould siay casi ol ilc lunda, ilc auiumn
souil, ilc Hcmania (ilc scason bciwccn auiumn and winici) in ilc wcsi, ilc
winici in ilc noiil, ilc spiing slould siay in ilc iiccsaiound ilc lunda and ilc
summci insidc ilc waici io malc waici play succcsslul!"
Hcaiing ilcsc woids, ilc Riiu laxmis (scasonal goddcsscs) ilai aic cxpciicnccd
lilc no onc clsc, ollcicd ilcii obcisanccs io Viinda and ilc sallis and wcni io do
ilcii sciviccs as was piopci, loi wlo will noi cndcavoi io bccomc blcsscd lilc ilis'
Mcanwlilc, Kiislna smcaicd Radlila's cioiically inciiing body wiil blacl aguiu
and musl and dicsscd Hci in His own cloilcs and oinamcnis, giving Hci cvcn His
own lluic liom His bcli. Hc scaicd Hci lacing ilc noiil and Slc silcnily sai ilcic
in Hci usual basllull mood, dicssing Kiislna up in His usual dicss, lilc His ycllow
dloii. Tlcn Kiislna sai down ncxi io Hci. Hc lcaid ilc sounds ol anllc bclls and
waisi bclls so Hc lncw ilai ilc sallis wcic appioacling and Hc gavc a signal wiil
His cycbiows io somc maidscivanis, ilai siood bcloic Tlcm, noi io say anyiling
io ilc sallis.
Wlcn ilc sallis camc ilcic and saw iwo Kiislnas, ilcy wcic amazcd and said io
cacl oilci, "llo sallis! Wlai couniiy lavc wc comc io, wlcic ilcic aic iwo
Kiislnas' Tlcy boil wcai pcacocl lcailcis. Tlcy aic boil blacl lilc ilc iamala
iicc. Tlcy boil wcai gailands ol loicsi llowcis and bcauiilul ycllow gaimcnis.
Alo! Tlcii bcauiy cnclanis oui minds!"
Wlcn ilc sallis inquiicd liom ilc bysianding maid scivanis, ilc maidcns said,
"Wc also don'i lnow wlo is wlo! Tlcy wcic alicady lilc ilis wlcn wc camc lcic,
and wlcn wc asl Tlcm wlai lappcncd, Tlcy bccomc scaicd!"
Viinda said, "Laliiila, I ilinl ilc Onc doing maniia japa wiil ilc iudialsla bcads
in His land, siiiing on His lusa asana (a mai madc ol wovcn pampas giass) is
Kiislna! Hc gavc Radlila a loim lilc His own wiil ilc usc ol somc maniia,
bccausc Hc wanicd io cnjoy Hci wiiloui laving io bc aliaid ol ilc pcoplc
aiound."
Visalla said, "Salli Viinda, loly moilci Pauinamasi las bccomc a iioublc malci
loi us in all icspccis. Tlis lusiy Kiislna las givcn Radlila a loim lilc His own by
piaciicing ilcsc maniias. I don'i lnow Wlo is Wlo!"
Cliiia said, "Sallis, lisicn! Wlai will wc say io Jaiila wlcn wc comc lomc and
slc'll asl us, 'Wlcic's my dauglici-in-law'' Tlai's oui dilcmma!"
Nandimulli said, "Cliiia, wly aic you woiiicd' In oidci noi io disiuib Jaiila's
laiil in Sii Radlila, Hc will cciiainly givc Hci lcmalc loim bacl. lui ii's noi good
ilai Slc siis by Kiislna's sidc on ilc siicngil ol ilis maniia japa. Wlo lnows
wlai's on ilc mind ol Hc wlo piaciiccs ilai maniia' Hc may ialc Hci
clscwlcic!"
Tlcn ilc sallis said io Kiislna, ilinling Him io bc Radlila, "llo! llo! Wc
lnow Wlo ol You is Wlo! Now, pui on Youi own dicss again. Radlc, wlai's ilc
usc ol anymoic iiiclciy' Comc oui ol ilc lunja. Lci Kiislna sii ilcic on His lusa
scai, saying His maniias. Wc'ic going lomc. Wc'vc wasicd so mucl iimc! Wlai a
misialc. Havc wc lcli lomc ai an inauspicious momcni'"
As Laliia said ilis, Kiislna, wlo lad piaciiccd Radlila's voicc and basllulncss,
said "Laliia, wlaicvci mislap lappcncd io Mc ioday, slould noi cvcn bc spolcn
oui loud! I will wlispci ii in youi cai in a loncly placc. Salli, you aic My lclpci."
Wlcn ilc sallis lcaid Kiislna spcaling in Radlila's voicc, ilcy las no moic
doubis ilai Hc was Hci and ilcy suiioundcd Hci/Him. Wlcn Hc wanicd io ialc
onc salli io anoilci placc, ioucling lci wiil His loius land, ilai salli was
siaiilcd and said, "Alo Radlc! Youi lands, lingcis, lcci, clccls, loiclcad, cais and
cvciy limb ol Youis las bccomc lilc Haii's! Only las icmaincd ilc samc. Tcll mc,
low did ilis lappcn'" lui ilcy did noi asl wly ilc ioucl ol Hci body causcd ilc
samc cioiic scnsaiion as ilc ioucl ol Kiislna's body did. Tlcy ilougli ilai
Kiislna could naiuially iianslci ilis abiliiy on anoilci's pcison's body, also.
Tlcn, Kiislna, playing io bc Radlila, said "llo sallis! I don'i lnow wlai
Kiislna did alici Hc lypnoiizcd Mc wiil ilcsc maniias, bui lisicn io wlai I saw
mucl laici, wlcn I camc bacl io consciousncss. Kiislna iool somc waici in His
land loi acamana (wasling ilc mouil). Hc puiscd His lips, and blcw on ilc waici
ilicc iimcs. Tlcn Hc smcaicd My wlolc body wiil ilis waici, alilougl I iiicd io
siop Him. Ioiiunaicly, ilai waici didn'i ioucl my ilioai, as I lcpi My mouil
closcd. I was amazcd io scc ilai I lad ialcn Kiislna's loim! Kiislna sai on His
lusa mai again, piaciicing His maniias. Wlaicvci clsc lappcncd cannoi bc said
opcnly, bui I can also noi lccp ii io Myscll. Il I lind any ol you alonc, I will icll ii.
I'm ioo sly io spcal oui in lioni ol all My sallis."
Hcaiing ilis, all ilc sallis said, "Radla, wc aic Youi iniimaic liicnds. Wly slould
You bc sly bcloic us'" lui Kiislna, playing Radlila, icmaincd moiionlcss and
silcni. So, all ilc sallis wcni oui in a bcwildcicd siaic, lcaving only Laliia bclind.
Tlc sallis ouisidc ilougli, "Il wc cannoi lcai ii, ilcn no pioblcm. Wc'll asl
Laliia cvciyiling wlcn slc comcs oui." Wiil ilis laiil, ilcy all waiicd ouisidc
wlilc Kiislna cnicicd ilc lunja wiil Laliia, wlcic Hc cmbiaccd lci, dianl ilc
ncciai ol lci bimba liuii lilc lips and pullcd ai lci blousc, giidlc and bicasis.
Laliia said, "Salli! Radla! Wlai aic You doing'"
Kiislna said, "Salli! Tlis is ilc sccici ilai I wanicd io icll you!" Tlcn Kiislna
bcgan io spcal wiil Laliia in His own voicc and cnjoycd lci. Wasn'i ilcii cioiic
mood cniiclcd wiil ilc iasa ol lauglici and asionislmcni ai ilai iimc'
Laliia consulicd Haii loi a lcw momcnis, and ilcn quiclly wcni ouisidc, wlcic slc
blisslully iold Visalla, "Comc, comc quiclly and inquiic liom Haii aboui wlai
lappcncd!" Wlwn Visalla camc io Kiislna, Laliia madc lci cxpciicncc ilc samc
as wlai slc lad cxpciicnccd. Alici ilai, Clampalalaia and all ilc oilcis wcic
giadually cnjoycd by Madlusudana. Wlcn ilc sallis mci cacl oilci again, ilcy
wcic noi vciy sly aboui ilc signs ol Kiislna's lovc maling on ilcii bodics, as ilcy
wcic all in ilc samc condiiion. Tlcic was no coniiadiciion bciwccn ilcm.
Tlcn, Laliia and lci sallis, along wiil Viinda and Nandimulli, wcni io ilc placc
wlcic Radlila was siiiing in Kiislna's gaib. Sccing ilcm, Kundalaia said, "Comc,
comc O sallis! O clasic giils, wlcic did you comc liom so laic' Wlcic do ilcsc
cioiic signs on youi bodics comc liom' Youi icsilcss cycs aic dcvoid ol cyclinci
(oi 'licc liom dcsignaiions'), youi laii is looscncd (oi 'living cniiiy libciaicd liom
bondagc'), youi lips lavc losi ilcii coloi (oi 'icnounccd') bccausc ol somconc's
biics, and youi bicasis lavc bccn sciaiclcd (oi 'ilc cyclc ol icbiiil is biolcn') by
somconc's nails! Madlava, wlo las givcn You sayujya ('union wiil Him' oi
'inicgial libciaiion'), is siiiing lcic on His mai mcdiiaiing. Tlcn icll mc, wlo las
donc ilai io you' Tlis is vciy amazing!"
Nandimulli said, "Laliia, ilci's no nccd io spcal aboui anyiling clsc now. Tcll
mc quiclly wlai lappcncd wiil youi salli, Radla. Docs Slc siill lavc Kiislna's
loim' Wlcic is Slc siaying'
Laliia said, "O Nandimulli, oui salli Radlila siays in ilc vinc coiiagc, laving
Kiislna's loim. Slc's ioo sly io comc oui, bui bcing wisc Slc ilougli ol a
soluiion loi a long iimc, alici wlicl Slc piivaicly iold us, 'Il Nandimulli and
Kundalaia passionaicly cmbiacc Mc, ilcn My slamclcss misloiming will ladc
away. Ii will noi ladc cvcn alici using ilousands ol linds ol mcdicinc! On ilc
siicngil ol Nandimulli's scvcic pcnancc and Kundalaia's gicai clasiiiy, ilc
coniaminaiion ol ilis maniia and ilc gaib ilai ilis dcbauclci Kiislna madc Mc
wcai, will vanisl!'"
Nandimulli said, Laliia, is ilcic any loss il Radlila cmbiaccs you oi any ol youi
billions ol sallis' I ilinl you'ic lying io us aboui wlo's calling us."
Hcaiing ilis, Viinda said, "Nandi, ilcsc siupid louscwivcs lilc Laliia lavc noi
pciloimcd any ausiciiiics and Kiislna las alicady iuincd ilcii clasiiiy inio a will-
ol-ilc-wisp!"
Kundalaia said, "Viinda, you aic ilc goddcss in claigc ol ilc loicsi. How many
pcilcciions lavcn'i you aiiaincd and low many lcibs don'i you lnow' You
quiclly go io Radlila and cuic Hci alonc."
Hcaiing ilcsc woids, all ilc sallis lauglcd and Laliia said, "Wly aic you vainly
quaiiclling' Haii siis on His mai, piaciicing mauna (silcncc). Aic you aliaid io asl
Him'"
Hcaiing ilis, ilc sallis' laccs bccamc bcauiilicd wiil sligli, spioui-lilc smilcs and
ilcy wcni io scc Radlila, wlo was siill wcaiing Mulunda's cloilcs. Wiil Laliia up
lioni, ilcy camc bcloic Hci, ilc coincis ol ilcii cycs playlully sly as ilcysaid,
"llo, ciown jcwcl ol maniia lnowcis, You'vc lad Youi dcsiics lullillcd now. Wly
aic You siill piaciicing silcncs' Answci my qucsiions!"
Sii Radlila, ialcn io bc Kiislna, was as il awalcning liom a dicam. Slc caiclully
opcncd Hci cycs and said, "O sallis! Wlcn did you comc'" Looling aiound lcic
and ilcic, Slc said, "Wlcic is ilai impudcni boy, Kiislna'" and ilicw ilc
pcacocl lcailci liom Hci lcad wiil Hci lcli land.
Laliia said, "Salli! You aic Sii Radlila! Wly wcic wc vainly sly in Youi
picscncc' Tlcic is anoilci Radla, dicsscd up lilc Haii, liding in ilc lunja. Tlis
lalsc Radla bcwiiclcd us! Wc ilougli ilai slc was You, and wc wcni up io lci,
bui luclily wc wcic savcd. Icai could noi lcavc oui lcaiis wlcn wc saw ilis lalsc
Radla!"
Spcaling lilc ilis, ilc sallis picicndcd io bc asionislcd. Sccing ilis, ilc lccpci ol
ilc loicsi, Viindadcvi, sliglily smilcd and said, "O sallis, Tlcsc iwo aic youi boy-
oi-giilliicnd. You can scc Tlcm wiil youi own cycs.
Nandimulli said, "O sallis, I picviously saw iwo Madlava's and now wc scc iwo
Radlilas! Ii's no loss io us, bui wc lnow ii's a gicai loss io you, loi wlicl wc aic
vciy sad."
Visalla said, "Nandimulli, only dvaiapa ('doubis' oi ilc iimc pciiod ol ilis
sioiy) givcs us soiiow' You dcsiic ii's cnd, ilai is piopci, loi ascciics lilc you
always lilc io cnd ilc sullciing ol oilcis. Doing ilis, ilc mciii ol youi
occupaiional duiy will incicasc (oi 'Ii's noimal loi you io dcsiic ilc cnd ol
Dvapaia Yuga, wlcn ilc Kali Yuga will siaii. lccausc duiing ilai iimc pciiod,
iiicligion is cvciywlcic and you can cnjoy ilosc iiicligious aciiviiics.')"
Tlcn ilc sallis icmovcd Kiislna's coloi and oinamcnis liom Radlila's body and
dicsscd Hci in Hci own oinamcnis again. Tlcn, Kiislna camc and imiiaicd
Radlila's voicc again. Wlilc spcaling, Hc imiiaicd Hci sliglily lcigncd lcai and
slyncss, lall covciing His gicaily asionislcd moonlilc lacc wiil His vcil. Diinling
ilc loncy ol Sii Radlila's loius-lilc lacc wiil His loncybcc glanccs, Hc said, "llo
sallis, lci ilis impudcni boy misloim My body. Ii's aliigli! Tlc mosi asionisling
iling is ilai Hc cnclanicd My sallis by wcaiing My dicss and by imiiaiing My
bcauiilul loim and naiuic! O sallis, wly do you siay ai ilc sidc ol ilis boy, wlo
is cxpcii in conjuiing lundicds ol illusions' Don'i bc so dcludcd. Comc lcic! Aic
you blind, maling youisclvcs laugling siocls lilc ilis' Ii would bc good il you
could lclp Mc cscapc and lidc in a mouniain cavc. Oilciwisc, il you siay lcic, ilc
samc iling ilai lappcncd io Mc may lappcn io you all!"
Viinda and ilc oilcis said, "Alo! How wondcilul is ilc gicaily soplisiicaicd
iiiclciy ol Giiidlaii! Tlai pcison wlom ilc sallis liisi iool io bc Radla las now
again appcaicd as Radla! O sallis, now jusi do wlai Radlila iclls you io. Go
along io ilai mouniain cavc and lcavc ilc bcwildciing sccond loim ol Radla!"
Hcaiing ilis, cvcn Viindavana's dcsiic vincs bcgan io smilc, linally laving ilcii
dcsiics lullillcd. Kundalaia said, "O Laliia, I can only ilinl ol onc soluiion io ilis
pioblcm. Nandimulli slould go io Sandipani muni's moilci, Pauinamasi, and
biing lci lcic."
Laliia icplicd, "O salli, Pauinamasi is jusi ilc causc ol all ilc iioublc. Slc won'i
spcal aboui ilis, bui iailci, slc'll jusi play anoilci iiicl on us! I ollci my
obcisanccs io lci liom a disiancc!"
Hcaiing ilcsc woids ol ilc sallis, Radla, Kiislna, Viinda and Nandi bcgan io
laugl and said, "O Saiaswaii, wlo givcs ilcsc woids io ilc sallis, you icvcalcd
ilc iiuil now! Obcisanccs unio you!"
Kiislna bccamc cvcn moic iliisiy alici diinling ilc ncciai-lilc woids cluincd
liom ilc occam ol lovc and all ilc gopis bccamc inioxicaicd liom diinling ilc
loncy-slowci ol ilc mosi ncciaican jolcs liom Sii Kiislna's loius lilc mouil.
Tlus cnds clapici icn ol Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna llavanamiiia
Malalavya," callcd 'Rclisling ilc Ncciai ol Playing in ilc Kunja.'
Chapfer 11
PIaying on Swings in fhe Rainy Season
(10:+8 a.m. - 3:36 p.m.)
Suiioundcd by ilc sallis, Kiislna camc oui ol ilc lunja and ilc loncybcc-lilc
glancc ol His bclovcd Onc dianl ilc loncy ol His swccincss. Ii was as il millions
ol Cupids, bcing dclcaicd by Kiislna in bcauiy, woislippcd a diop ol ilc bcauiy
ol His iocnails. Looling ai Radlila, Kiislna placcd His lcli aim on Hci slouldci,
maling Hci slivci wiil ccsiasy, lilc a goldcn loius llowci slivciing on ilc ligl
wavcs ol an occan ol swccincss.Iiom boil sidcs sallis landcd Radla and Kiislna
bcicl lcavcs. Sii Radlila iool onc wiil ilc lingcis ol Hci lcli land and pui ii in
Kiislna's mouil. Kiislna iool onc wiil His iigli land and pui ii in Radlila's
mouil. Kiislna lcld His lcli aim on Radlila's slouldci and liom ilcic Hc wanicd
io ioucl Hci bosom wiil His lcli land, bui Slc slappcd Him wiil Hci land. Ii
loolcd as wondcilul as a loius llowci iiying io iclisl a claliavala goosc
swimming in a pond ol naiuial bcauiy, bcing obsiiucicd by a icd loius llowci.
Radla and Kiislna wallcd ovci a pail wlicl was sladcd by iiccs.
Occasionally ilc sun alllicicd Radlila, maling Hci pcispiic, so Kiislna sladcd
His dcai Onc's bcauiilul lacc by bcnding ovci so His ciown covcicd ilc sun. Radla
and Kiislna loolcd lilc a iain cloud and ilc liglining on caiil, on iop ol wlicl
wcic iwo moons (Tlcii laccs), ilai slown cvcn in dayiimc, always causing ilc
bluc loius cycs ol ilc laii sallis io blossom. Sccing ilc moons ol Radla-Kiislna's
laccs iisc, ilc claliavala gccsc bccamc sad, ilc pcacocls blisslully bcgan io
dancc, ilc swans bccamc aliaid and ilc malc caloia biids bccamc vciy lappy.
Tlcsc coniiadiciing moods ol joy and soiiow aic a naiuial cicaiion ol Loid
lialma.
Slowly, slowly Radlila and Kiislna wallcd ovci ilc pail ilai was slown io Tlcm
by Viinda, biinging Tlcm io ilc play loicsi namcd Vaisa Haisa, ilc joy ol ilc
iainy scason. lcing dclcaicd billions ol iimcs by Radla and Kiislna, Wlo wcic
lilc ilc iaincloud and ilc liglining on ilc giound, ilc iaincloud and liglining in
ilc sly ilougli, "Wc'ic noi qualilicd io siay abovc Radla and Kiislna, bui wlcic
slall wc go' Tlc wlolc liimamcni is pcivadcd by Tlcii splcndoi." Tlinling in
ilis sad way, ilcy bccamc wliic liom ciying diops ol iain (as clouds bccomc wliic
in ilc iainy scason). Tlcy loolcd lilc a bluc umbiclla insci wiil gold, sciving io
pioicci Radla and Kiislna liom ilc summci lcai. Tlcsc slowcis wcic lilc iwo ol
ilc sympioms ol saiivic ccsiasy, ciying and suddcnly iuining palc. Tlcy ollcicd
piaisc io Radla and Kiislna wiil ilc soli, laliciing voiccs (anoilci sympiom) ol
ilcii iumbling.
Wlcn Radla and Kiislna playcd in ilc Kadamba loicsi, ilc iiccs wiil ilcii
ilousands ol giadually asccnding bluisl bianclcs, and ilcii goldcn llowcis ilai
slowcicd loncy wiil lovc, conqucicd ilc bcauiy ol ilc iain clouds and ilc
liglining. Tlc vciy long jcwclcd plailoims bciwccn ilcsc ladamba iiccs gavc
plcasuic io Kiislna day and nigli, bcing slowcicd by loncy liom ilc llowcis in
ilc iiccs ilai was pioiccicd by cvci walclul loncybccs. On cacl sidc ol ilcsc
plailoims iwo pillai-lilc iiccs wcic sianding, wlosc bianclcs cmbiaccd cacl oilci
abovc ilc plailoims, suppoiiing cmciald balconics wlcic llowci gailands wcic
lung. Iiom ilcsc bcauiilul bianclcs bcauiilul icd iopcs insci wiil pcails wcic
langing. Tlcy wcic lolding up ilc swings, ilai cacl lad iwo goldcn scais on
ilcm, ilai wcic swung by a soli bicczc.
Tlc maidscivanis aiilully piclcd ilc sicms oll liagiani llowcis, and spicad ilc
blossoms ovci ilc scais ol ilc swings, covciing ilcsc pcials wiil soli, ilin slccis.
Wiil ilcii nicc liagiancc and solincss ilcsc swings wcic ablc io aiiiaci Sii
Kiislna. Slyama saw ilc bcsi ol ilcsc swings, onc wiil a llag on ii, and climbcd
on ii. Ii was as il ccsiasy pcisonilicd sai down on ilc swing ilai was scivcd by ilc
goddcss ol bcauiy.
To gci complcicly slowcicd by ilc iain, Kiislna pullcd His bclovcd Onc, wlo
lcld His land, on ilc swing and placcd Hci lacing Him, lilc bliss pcisonilicd
lacing a slccplcss pond ol lovc. Tlc maidscivanis scivcd Radla and Kiislna by
iliowing llowcis, pciloiming aiaii io Tlcii loius-lilc laccs, singing, siiaiglicning
Tlcii nccllaccs and Kiislna's iuiban and sciving Tlcm pan and gailands.
Tlc piana sallis (maidscivanis), sianding on cacl sidc ol ilc swing, iicd up ilcii
vcils wiil ilcii saslcs, sicpping bacl and loiil io pusl ilc swing, bcnding ilcii
bodics as ilcy puslcd. Two oilci loiiunaic sallis siood on cacl sidc ol ilc swing,
lolding iasiy bcicl lcavcs in ilcii lands, wlicl ilcy pui in Radla and Kiislna's
loius-lilc mouils wlcncvci ilc swing slowcd down. Oilci advanccd
maidscivanis, wlo lad swcci claiacicis and wlo wcic lloaiing in a cuiicni ol
divinc lovc, slowcicd Radla and Kiislna wiil ilc bcsi llowci pcials liom ilcii
lands.
Tlc goddcsscs in ilc sly piaiscd ilcii own loiiunc ol sccing Radla and Kiislna'a
swinging pasiimcs. Tlcy bccamc siunncd liom ccsiasy and, alilougl ilcii lopcs
loi aiiaining a gopi-body wcic unlulllillcd, ilcy cagcily slowcicd llowcic on ilc
Yugala Kisoia. Tlc clouds also joylully slowcicd ilcii iains, ilai iuincd inio
loncy wlcn ii collidcd wiil ilc llowci slowci. Tlcsc loncy diops loolcd lilc
pcails wlcn ilcy lcll on ilc gopis' bodics, and madc liicnds wiil ilc pcails ilai
wcic alicady ilcic. Tlc swcci songs ol ilc gopis pcivadcd ilc sly and ilc
liagiancc ilai camc oui ol ilcii opcncd mouils siiiicd ilc loncybccs, ilai ollcicd
piaiscs io ilcsc gopis.
Tlc moon ol bliss giadually waxcd duiing Radla and Kiislna's swinging lcsiival,
in wlicl Tlcii nccllaccs, caiiings and gailands danccd, Tlcii waisi bclls and
anllc bclls bccamc suiiablc insiiumcnis loi maling music, and Tlcii laini smilcs
bccamc ilc audicncc ol all ilis. Radla and Kiislna's loius-lilc cycs swung on ilc
wavcs ol ilc swclling occan ol cacl oilci's bodily lusici. Sccing ilis, ilc sallis
gaincd a gicai wcalil ol bliss. Tlai dcsiic, wlicl woilcd unlavoiably loi ilc
dcvclopcmcni ol ilc pasiimcs by agiiaiing Radla and Kiislna's minds, could noi
disiuib ilis swinging lcsiival ai all. Tlc sagcs say ilai ilis is bccausc ol ilc powci
ol ilc lila slalii (playpowci, pcisonilicd by Viindadcvi).
Tlc bianclcs ol ilc iicc on wlicl ilc iopcs ol ilc swing wcic langing bcgan io
swing along and ilc lcavcs and llowcis could ilus scivc Radla and Kiislna by
lanning Tlcm. Tlc llowci gailands langing in ilcsc bianclcs, ilai wcic siiung in
many dillcicni ways, also swung along and ilc loncybccs wcic unablc io caicl
ilcm, ilougl ilcy caiclully iiicd. Tlcsc bccs loolcd vciy bcauiilul as ilcy buzzcd
and wandcicd along wiil ilcsc swinging gailands.
Radla and Kiislna wanicd io swing lasici, so Tlcy liclcd oll moic spccd wiil
Tlcii lcci, giving Tlcii sallis lois ol loving bliss wiil Tlcii cxpcii iising and
dcsccnding. Tlcy loolcd vciy lunny as Tlcy swung up and down. Wlcn Kiislna
was bclow, Kiislna's llowci gailand cmbiaccd Hci blousc. Tlis vision madc ilc
sallis vciy lappy. Radla and Kiislna saw Tlcii own icllcciions in cacl oilci's
bodics wiiloui sccing cacl oilci. Tlis madc Tlcm vciy sad, and Tlcy siglcd
dccply. Tlis bicailing ilcn dimmcd ilc slining ol Tlcii miiioi-lilc bodics, and,
noi sccing Tlcii icllcciions anymoic, Tlcy bccamc vciy lappy.
Tlcn, ilc occan ol playlul spoiis, Sii Kiislna Himscll, bcgan io pusl ilc swing
lasici, jusi loi lun, maling ii go so ligl ilai Radlila's buiiocls iouclcd ilc lcavcs
on ilc bianclcs ol ilc ladamba iicc. Tlcn Slc bccamc aliaid ilai Slc would lall
and said, "Ala! Don'i swing anymoic! No moic!" Wlcn Madlava lcaid ilis Hc
bcgan io laugl and, insicad ol slowing down, Hc bcgan io pusl ilc swing cvcn
lasici! Sii Radlila's biaid looscncd, Hci vcil slippcd oll Hci lcad and Hci
oinamcnis wcic dislcvcllcd. Sccing ilai Slc could noi bical oll ilc spccd ol ilc
swing anymoic wiil Hci lcci, bccausc Slc nccdcd ilcm io lccp Hci saii liom
blowing up. Kiislna bcgan io laugl. His cycs wcic saiislicd and again Hc incicascd
ilc spccd, so ilai Radlila gavc up Hci scai and cmbiaccd Him aiound ilc nccl.
Kiislna also cmbiaccd Hci. In ilis way, ilc bodics ol ilc Yugala Kisoia, ilai
loolcd lilc onc bluc loius llowci and onc goldcn campala llowci, bccamc onc.
Iiom ilai union, ilc liagiancc ol ilcsc llowcis also cmanaicd, picicing iliougl
ilc lcavcnly plancis and uliimaicly icacling ilc nosiiils ol Padma, ilc goddcss ol
loiiunc, and oilci icsidcnis ol Vailunila.
Sccing Radla and Kiislna on ilc swing wiiloui any suppoii liom Tlcii lands,
ilc sallis camc and sioppcd ilc swing. Sii Radlila goi oll and minglcd wiil Hci
sallis, iclling ilcm low Kiislna playcd wiil Hci. Tlcn Slc iool ilc clicl ol Hci
cigli sallis, Laliia, scaicd lci ncxi io Kiislna on ilc swing and bcgan io sing wiil
lovc. Kiislna did wiil Laliia wlai Hc picviously did wiil Radlila. Alici doing ilc
samc iling wiil Visalla and all ilc oilci sallis, Kiislna goi oll ilc swing. Tlcn
Hc cxpandcd Himscll inio many loims, sai on cacl swing in onc loim and iool
iwo sallis wiil Him on cacl swing, liliing ilcm up wiil His aims and swinging
wiil ilcm. Wlai is, alici all, noi possiblc io do loi Kiislna, ilc occan ol lovc'
Lacl gopi saw ilai Kiislna was siiiing on ilc swing wiil lci alonc, diinling ilc
loncy liom lci loius-lilc lacc. Tlai is noi so asionisling, loi wlai is impossiblc io
do loi ilc dcsiic-poicncy ol ilc son ol ilc loid ol Golula.
Tlcic was a loius slapcd swing on wlicl Mulunda climbcd, wiil His dcai gopis,
as soon as Viinda slowcd ii io Him. Tlc ccniial wloil ol ilc loius lad pillows on
ii. Kiislna placcd His lcli aim on Radlila's slouldci as ilc cigli piimaiy sallis
sai down on ilc cigli suiiounding pcials, and ilc sixiccn sccondaiy sallis sai on
ilc sixiccn ouici lcavcs. In gicai bliss, Viinda biougli iasiy daics, iosc applcs,
giapcs and oilci linds ol liuii. Tlc sallis aic wlai Radla and Kiislna lcli on
Tlcii plaics. lcloic ilis, ilcy dianl a juicc wlosc iasic dclicd ilc piidc ol ncciai
and aliciwaids, Radla and Kiislna and ilc sallis lovingly gavc cacl oilci goldcn,
slining, bcicl lcavcs.
Nandi and Viinda wcic lappy io pusl ilc loius swing. Tlc laccs ol ilc
maidscivanis liglicd up in bliss wlilc ilcy sang dillcicni songs. Tliougl ilc
swinging play, Kiislna aiiaincd vicioiy ovci ilc gopis and gaincd ilc jcwcls ol
ilcii lisscs and cmbiaccs. Tlcn Hc iool ilcm oll ilc swings and wandcicd wiil
ilcm liom loicsi io loicsi.
Sccing Radlila's lacc, Kiislna ilougli, "Sii Radlila's bcauiilul lacc, wiil Hci soli
smilc ilai casually opcns iiscll, icminds Mc ol ilc buds ol ilc yuili llowci," and
Hc piclcd somc ol ilcsc yuili llowcis, siiung a gailand ol ilcm, and woic ilcm
on His clcsi. Tlc iainclouds in ilc sly icscmblcd Kiislna's bodily lusici. Tlc
liglining icscmblcd ilc gopis' lusici and ilc icd indiagopa woims on ilc giound
icscmblcd ilc icd piinis ol ilc gopis' looilac. Wlcn ilc Kiislna-cloud slowcicd
iis maicllcss iains cvciywlcic, ilc llowcis and vincs bloomcd up and ilc coin-
lilc gopis bccamc incompaiably bcauiilul and cxpciicnccd gicai bliss. Tlc
monsoon-loicsi was also immciscd in slowcis ol joy ol cioiic iasa.
Tlus cnds clapici clcvcn ol Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna llavanamiiia
Malalavya," dcaling wiil Radla and Kiislna's pasiimcs on ilc swing in ilc iainy
scason.
Chapfer 12
Wanderings in fhe Foresf
(10:+8 a.m. - 3:36 p.m.)
Tlcn, Radla and Kiislna, ilc gcncials ol ling Anuiaga's (consiani passion) aimy,
bcing suiioundcd by Tlcii silimulli ('loncybccs' oi 'aiiows') soldicis and
lccping ilc clcplani namcd Cupid alcad ol Tlcm, camc io ilc auiumnal loicsi.
Sii Kiislna iold Sii Radlila, "O icsilcss cycd Onc, lool ai ilis auspicious,
bcauiilul pond wiil ilis goldcn loius llowci in ii suiioundcd by dancing
loncybccs and llanjana biids. Tlis pond is lilc a miiioi icllcciing Youi lacc. Tlc
clouds malc ilcsc ponds ycllow in ilc iainy scason and givc ilcm ilcii own
smooil bluc coloi in ilc auiumn. O Salli, lavc ilc ponds and ilc clouds now
madc liicnds wiil cacl oilci' Tlc clouds gavc up all ilcii waici io ilc ponds, ilai
wcic lilc ascciics wlosc waici and clay lad diicd up liom ilc summci lcai. Tlcn
ilcsc clouds bccamc wliic and vanislcd in ilc sly. Lool, O dcai Onc! Tlc
loncybccs givc up ilcii iasic loi all ilc oilci llowcis oui ol aiiaiclmcni io ilc
malaii llowcis. Tcll Us iiuly, salli, did youi mind bccomc alllicicd (wiil lusi)
bccausc ol ilai'"
Hcaiing Madlava's joling woids, Sii Radlila, ilc jcwcl ol ladics, smilcd and
sliglily coniiacicd ilc pupils ol Hci loius-lilc cycs. Madlava dianl ilc ncciai ol
ilcsc loius-lilc cycs wiil His cycs, ilai swcllcd oui ol cagcincss. Tlcn, Haii
acccpicd a loius llowci in His loius-lilc land liom liom Viinda. Hc loolcd ai ii,
lisscd ii and piaiscd ii gicaily, saying, "O loius llowci, you'vc dclcaicd cvciyonc
on caiil wiil youi liagiancc!"
Sii Radlila bccamc a liiilc cnvious, so Haii iold Hci, "Salli, wly do You liown
wlcn I piaisc ilis loius llowci' Youi lacc is glowing sliglily icddisl! O icsilcss
cycd Onc, is ii bccausc Youi piidc was diminislcd' Anyway, alici smclling boil
ilis loius llowci and Youi lacc I will lnow wlo smclls ilc bcsi, and I will sing ilc
gloiics ol ilai onc wiil My lluic!" Saying ilis, Haii lisscd Radlila's lacc in an
unsccn way and said in amazcmcni, "Alala! Salli, Youi lacc smclls incompaiably
nicc! O laii laccd Onc, don'i bc vainly angiy wiil Mc."
To pacily pioud and angiy Radlila, Haii iold ilc loius llowci, "O damn you, lool!
Aicn'i you aslamcd io blossom in lioni ol ilc lacc ol ilis giil wlo las dclcaicd
you in bcauiy and liagiancc' O clcaici, you'ic aciing accoiding io ilc naiuic ol
onc wlo was boin liom ilc mud!
"Radla, Youi lacc is moic liagiani ilan ilc loius llowcis, ilai can bc sccn in ilc
wind, wlo icaclcs ilc vincs and ilc bianclcs ol ilc iicc low io dancc ai cvciy
momcni. Alilougl ilcsc vincs and iiccs gavc ilici loncy io ilc wind as a icwaid,
ilc wind is noi inicicsicd in ii. O angiy giil, lisicn! Insicad, ilc wind malcs ilc
cdgc ol ilc vcil ovci Youi loius-lilc lacc dancc io gci iis piccious liagiancc,
ilinling, 'Today I lavc bccomc loiiunaic!'"
Laliia said, "Wly didn'i You lcavc ilai loncy liom Radlila's loius-lilc lacc,
wlosc sliglicsi wlill ol liagiancc cvcn givcs You iopmosi bliss' Today You
dcvouicd mc wiil ilis anxiciy, O Kiislna!"
Kiislna icplicd, "Salli, don'i bc sad. Is ilcic any loss il jusi oncc, livc oi six diops
lall undiunl liom ilc iivcis ol swccincss ilai consianily llow in all diicciions
liom Sii Radlila's pond-lilc lacc'"
Saying ilis, Kiislna lowcicd His cycbiows and loicibly cmbiaccd Sii Radlila's
body wiil His snalclilc lcli aim, liccly diinling ilc ncciai ol Hci lips. Sccing ilc
laccs ol ilc Yugala Kisoia, ilc sallis wcic vciy saiislicd.
Kiislna and His anuiagina gopis (ilai wcic vciy mucl in lovc wiil Him)
wandcicd iliougl cvciy lunja, ovci cvciy ioad and by cvciy pond, iivci oi lill
uniil ilcy aiiivcd in Sii Viindavana, ilc ciown jcwcl ol all loicsis, wlicl is
suiioundcd by ilc Yamuna iivci, wlcic ilc swans and caliavala gccsc givc joy io
onc's loius-lilc cais wiil ilc sounds ol ilcii quaiicls, wlcic ilc iiccs consianily
bcai iipc liuii and wlcic ilc lilliops aic all niccly ioundcd.
Tlc many ciysial, sapliic, coial and gold bailing glais wcic icllccicd in ilc waici
ol ilc Yamuna and appcaicd io ilc vicwci io bc lilc paiis ol glais. Ncai ilc glais
aic bcauiilul lunjas wiil llowci gaidcns wlcic ilc loncybccs swccily sing and
wlcic wagiail biids dancc in many bcauiilul ways. Tlc balula, laiaviia, lcsaia,
ladamba and lubjala iiccs wiil ilc licsl alila, lunda, laiali, campala, aiimulia
(madlavi), jaia, loius, mouniain jasminc and goldcn yuijila vincs aic lilc
louscloldcis ilai do ilcii duiy giving claiiiy ol jaclliuiis, mangocs, guvala,
langali, gosiaii, bananas, pomcgianaics, lolis, dlavas, nimbas, pippalas, banyan
bcads, limsula and oilci liuiis and llowcis.
Tlcic aic gioups ol loui iiccs cacl, cacl ol ilcm cniwincd by paiis ol vincs. Tlcii
bianclcs cniwinc cacl oilci as ilcy asccnd, so ilc wisc mcn call ilcsc placcs
lunjas. Tlcsc big bianclcs wiil ilcii llowcis, lcavcs and iwigs lool lilc jcwcllcd
icmplcs wiil ilcii balconics, iools, iowcis, walls, gaics and doois. Somc ol ilcsc
lunjas aic squaic, somc cigli coincicd, and somc aic iound, slining io givc cioiic
joy io ilc cycs and minds ol Radla and Kiislna, ilcii Masici and Misiicss. Tlc
sulas, saiilas, caialas, pcacocls, bccs, casas, iiiiiblas, lalinlas, cucloos,
pidgcons, caloias, caianayudlas and oilci biids lill all ilc diicciions wiil ilcii
songs, and ilc iuiu dcci, ilc salis, monlcys, bullalos, samuius, siimaias, camuiu
dcci, lapila cows, iabbiis and oilci animals always licl cacl oilci ilcic wiil
cqual allcciion.
Tlc Malayan bicczc caiiicd ilc liciy poison liom ilc snalcs' langs and iouclcd
ilc llowcis in ilc cclcsiial nandana gaidcns and ilc bodics ol ilc dcmigoddcsscs
ilcic, ilus bccoming polluicd. To puiily limscll, lc bailccd in ilc lcavcnly
Ganga and ilcn piocccdcd io Kailasa, wlcic lc bailcd in Paivaii's pond and
smcaicd limscll ilcic wiil ilc pollcn ol ilc loius. Iiom ilcic lc piocccdcd io
Vailunila, wlcic lc bccamc ccsiaiic liom gciiing ilc loncy liom ilc llowcis ol
ilc playiicc ol ilc lusband ol Kamala, ilc goddcss ol loiiunc. Tlcn lc was lisscd
by ilc limii ol loiiunc by coming io Viaja, wlcic lc bccamc so asionislcd and
blisslull ilai lc iool slclici ilcic and icsidcs ilcic now loicvci.
Wlilc Radla and Kiislna ilus wandcicd iliougl ilc auiumn loicsi, Sii Radlila
poinicd ai ilc dcci, ilc iiccs and ilc claiming biids ilai Slc saw bcloic Hci and
ilai cnclanicd Hci mind and Hci cycs. Slc poinicd ilcm oui io Kiislna wil Hci
indcx lingci, asling Him wlai ilcii namcs wcic. Tlcy saw many licsl llowcis ilai
Tlcy piclcd wiil Tlcii own lands and wlicl Tlcy siiung on ilc sicms ol ilc
vincs. Tlus ilcy madc nccllaccs, banglcs and aimlcis wiil wlicl Tlcy dccoiaicd
cacl oilci.
Kiislna said, "Piiya, I will adoin You wiil ilcsc oinamcnis! Wly do You lccp
away Youi bicasis' Lool! I'm noi agiiaicd wlcn I ioucl ilcm. Tlc vcdas
icpcaicdly dcsciibc Mc as sicady."
Hcaiing ilis, Sii Radlila iold Kundalaia, "Salli Kundavalli, can anybody lnow
ilc cousin bciici ilan ilc ncicc' Tcll Mc ilc iiuil. Is youi cousin ically so
gloiious'"
Kundalaia icplicd, "Radla, You aic gloiious Youiscll. Tlcicloi, my cousin aspiics
loi Youi gloiious posiiion. You dcsiic lcailcs union wiil Him and lamc as a clasic
giil ai ilc samc iimc."
Kiislna said, "Salli, wlo docs noi lnow ilc Gopala Tapani Upanislad oi Duivasa
muni, ilc son ol Aiii Muni, wlo is an cxpansion ol Loid Sliva' Tlcy piaisc Mc
cvciywlcic as a bialmacaii (a cclibaic siudcni)! Spcnd somc iimc wiil Mc in
soliiudc."
Sii Radlila iold Laliia, "Laliia, Tlc Cicaioi suicly madc ilc malc scx wiil ilc
csscncc ol naugliincss and slamclcssncss! You can scc ilai in ilcsc malc bccs ilai
iasic ilc loncy ol ilosc (lcmalc) vincs."
Hcaiing ilis, Kiislna poinicd ai a iamala iicc wlicl was cniwincd by a goldcn
yuilila ciccpci and said, "Radla, lool! You call malcs slamclcss, bui lool ai ilis
lcmalc vinc opcnly cmbiacing ilis malc iamala iicc!" So, Sii Radlila quiclly
covcicd ilc licsl vinc wiil Hci apion.
Tlus, Radla and Kiislna wcic immciscd in a iivci ol ncciaican lun. Wiil jingling
anllc bclls Tlcy cnicicd a goldcn placc in ilc middlc ol Viindavana, wlcic ilcic
was an cigli pciallcd loius llowci madc ol iubics on a jcwcllcd plailoim, wiil
gcms slining lilc ilc sun, ilc liglining and ilc moon. Wlcn ilai loius llowci
appcais in ilc minds ol ilc anuiagi dcvoiccs, ii cicaics a lcsiival ilcic. Tlcy
considci ilcii livcs io bc succcsslul wlcn ilcy diinl iis incompaiably swcci
loncy. Tlis loius llowci, ilai slowcis nicc iasa wlicl is iaicly obiaincd cvcn by
ilosc wlo aic alici ii, is siiuaicd ai ilc looi ol a dcsiic iicc, ilai always malcs
Kiislna and ilc gopis iclisl ilcii cioiic lcsiival and ii is lcic ilai ilcy aiiain an
occan ol good loiiunc. Tlc lcavcs ol ilis dcsiic iicc aic lilc sappliics, ilc llowci
clusicis lilc diamonds, ilc spiouis lilc coial, ilc liuii lilc iubics and all ilc six
scasons scivc lim, so lc icmovcs all ilc disiicss ol ilc laii cycd gopis.
Wlcn Kiislna camc ilcic and climbcd on ilc wloil ol ilc loius llowci wiil Sii
Radlila, wlo is ilc wloil ol ilc loius-lilc gioup ol gopis, ilc loius llowcis ilai
dccoiaicd His cais wcic dangling. Wlcn ilc gopis opcncd ilcii mouils, gioups ol
lappy bumblcbccs giccdily bcgan io swaim aiound ilcm. Is ii a sicady iaincloud
cmbiacing a boli ol liglining, oi a boli ol liglining lolding a iaincloud, coming io
caiil io slowci ilc dcsiic iicc wiil all ii dcsiicd'
A paiioi in ilis iicc sang, "Alo! Tlc iips ol ilc nails ol Madana Molana, wlo
cnclanis cvcn Cupid, cnclani millions ol Cupids. And ilc coincis ol His cycs
cicaic billions ol Cupids wlo agiiaic Sii Radlila by slooiing ilcii aiiows ai Hci.
Sii Radlila also iclislcs Sii Kiislna's lusici wiil ilc coincis ol Hci cycs.
Alilougl ilc gicai sagcs lilc Sanandana and Paiasaia do noi lnow ilc swccincss
ol Kiislna's lovcly ilicclold bcnding loim, ilc dcvoiccs ilai ialc slclici ol Viaja
can lcai aboui ilis liom ilc clcvci woids ol ilc Sula ('paiioi ol Viaja' also, a
iclcicncc io Suladcva Goswami, ilc spcalci ol ilc llagavaia Puiana). Tlc swcci
ncciai ol Madlava's pasiimcs, ilai aic dcsciibcd by ilis sula paiioi, is iaicly
obiaincd cvcn by ilc dcmigods. Sula, ilc son ol Vyas, dcsciibcd ii in ilc
llagavaia, wlicl is ilc niccsi liuii loi ilosc wlo iool slclici ol ilc dcsiic iicc ol
ilc Vcdas. Alilougl ilis ncciai is piccious, ii ilus bccamc lnown io ilc woild. O
King ol iasilas, Kiislna, wlai can I say aboui ilc icndcincss ol Youi lcci' Wlcn
ilcy ioucl ilc giound, Youi loving gopis slcd icais ol anxiciy, wisling io givc
You slocs. Wlcn You siand in Youi claiming ilicclold bcnding loim, You caiiy
Youi wlolc wcigli on Youi lcli looi. Tlcn, ilc piolusc icddislncss on ilc solc ol
ilai looi bccomcs angiy and wanis io lcavc io go ilo ilc lccl. Tlcic is an
indcsciibably bcauiilul linc bciwccn ilc icddisl solcs and ilc bluisl uppci sidc ol
Youi lcci, wlosc loncy is consianily agiiaiing ilc loncybcc-lilc cycs ol ilc laii
biowcd gopis. You lccp Youi lcli looi on Youi iigli sidc, so ilai Youi lccl can
liss ilc boidci ol Radlila's saii, wlicl langs down ovci Hci lcci, wiil gicai
passion. Tlc Cicaioi slows lis slill in cialismanslip by smcaiing ilc solcs ol
Youi lcci wiil liquid vcimillion and diawing a llag, loius llowci, and so loiil on
ilcm. Wlcn ilc louscwivcs ol Viaja scc ilis jusi oncc, ilcy aic cnclanicd. You
cagcily slow ilcsc signs io Youi bclovcd onc, saying, 'Lool, Piiya! I am ilc Loid!
Wly don'i You bclicvc Mc'' bui siill Slc won'i givc You ilc piopci icspcci! O
moon-lilc Kiislna, as soon as ilc gopis jusi oncc scc ilc bcauiy ol Youi lnccs
ilai aic covcicd by Youi dloii, ilcii uncovcicd lcaiis aic alllicicd by Cupid's
lcaiing. O loid, sccing ilc bcauiy ol Youi vciy bioad and iound lips, ilc clasic
giils ol ilc woild aic slivciing, bcing piciccd by Cupid's aiiows. You aic spiinllcd
by ilcii ncciaican smilcs and lci ilcm bc spiinllcd by ilc ncciai liom Youi lips.
"Youi navcl is lilc a lalc ol ncciai and ilc laiis coming up liom ii aic lilc vincs.
Tlcic is a claiming abodc ol llowcis (oi 'good lcaiicd pcoplc') all aiound ii. O
bcauiilul Onc, Youi loius-lilc navcl is lilc ilc abodc ol Cupid. How amazing!
Usually ilc loiusllowci is on iop ol iis sicm, bui wiil You ii is undci. As soon as
ilc laii biowcd gopis' cycs lall on ilis ilcy bccomc blind io ilc waici llowing liom
ilcm as ilcy aic piciccd by Cupid's aiiows. Tlc vciy cialiy Cicaioi collccicd ilc
csscncc ol bcauiy ol all ilc ilicc woilds and madc Youi ilicc lincd bclly wiil ilai.
Tlc wisc mcn, wlo spcal ilc iiuil, say ilai ilcsc ilicc lincs aic joincd wiil Youi
middlc lilc no oilci man's waisi. Wlcn You siand in Youi ilicclold bcnding
loim, ii lools vciy bcauiilul, as il Youi vciy ilin waisi bcnds io ilc lcsi oui ol
laiiguc ol caiiying ilc buidcn ol Youi bioad clcsi. Wlcn You siand in Youi
ilicclold bcnding loim, ilc iigli sidc ol Youi middlc slows navalilaia, lowncss
and wcalncss ol ilc ilicc lincs, and ilc lcli sidc puslalavaliiva, oi nouiislmcni
and siicngil, bccausc ii is now ablc io caiiy Youi bodily wcigli. Youi bclly, wlicl
is moic bcauiilul ilan a soli banyan lcal, blows up and lalls in along wiil Youi
bicail, and in somc iomaniic momcnis ii is ilc siagc loi moon laccd Radlila's
jcwcllcd nccllacc. Tlc vinc-lilc mail ol Indiia (Laxmi) on Youi clcsi lools lilc a
goldcn siiipc on a giinding slab, and ilc vciy ilin laii vincs slowing ilc
looipiinii ol lliigu Muni lool lilc ilc libcis ol a loius sicm. Tlc Siivaisa sign on
Youi iigli clcsi and ilc Laxmi sign on Youi lcli clcsi lool lilc goldcn and pcail
nccllaccs icllccicd in a slining sappliic miiioi.
Tlc gicai passion wiilin Youi mind comcs oui in ilc loim ol Youi Kausiubla
gcm, wlicl slincs lilc lundicds ol moons and suns, pcivading ilc wlolc woild
wiil a icddisl glow. Tlc louscwivcs dcsiic io bc cmbiaccd aiound ilcii nccls by
Youi aims wlcn ilcy diinl ilc swccincss ol Youi bcauiilul nccl ilai las ilicc
soli, sliglily cioolcd lincs on ii, wiil ilcii cycs and ilus ilcy losc ilcii paiicncc.
Tlc spiouililc lingcis on Youi loius lilc lands ilai adoin Youi aims, ilai dcly
ilc bcauiy ol snalcs, malc Youi muiali lluic diinl ilc ncciai ol Youi lips, cvcn il
ilcy only sliglily dancc on iis lolcs. Youi lips aic spiinllcd wiil diops ol ilc
ncciai ol Youi smilc and aic woislippcd by ilc slining pcals ol Youi iccil.
Alilougl ilcy aic lnown as adlaia (insignilicani), ilcy aic noi adlaia in ilcii
aiiaclmcni io You. How can ilcy noi dclcai ilc bimba liuiis in compaiison' Il ilc
licsl spioui ol a sappliic iicc was connccicd wiil ilc bubblcs ol ilc blaclisl
waici ol ilc Yamuna on cacl sidc, I could woislip Youi nosc wiil somc lind ol
analogy! Tlc gopis bccamc blind io ilc glisicning ol Youi malaia caiiings ilai's
icllccicd on boil Youi soli clccls as ilcy swing againsi ilcm wlilc langing liom
Youi licsl, spiouililc cais, ilai aic ai cqual lcigli, as ii slincs in ilcii cycs. Youi
cycs malc ilc lisl, ilc wagiail biids, ilc loius lowcis, ilc caloia biids, ilc
bumblcbccs and oilci iicms succcsslul wiil mcic diops ol ilcii naiuial lumois
lilc playlullncss (ilc wagiail biids), aiiiaciivcncss (ilc loius llowcis), iiuillul
iaigci (caloia biids) and good iasic (ilc bumblcbccs). Alilougl Youi cycs lollow
ilc Vcdic injunciions (oi 'ilcy cxicnd io Kiislna's cais'), ilcy lavc bccomc mad
and bcgan io dcsiioy ilc vows ol all ilc clasic giils, bccoming gicai dcbauclcis
lilc ilc loncybccs, bcing immciscd in a swclling occan ol consiani passion
(anuiaga).
"Wlicl giil will noi slivci liom passion wlcn slc cvcn oncc sccs Youi lallmoon-
slapcd loiclcad, wlicl is suiioundcd by Youi cuily locls and wlicl is caiiicd by
Youi cycbbiows, ilai aic lilc Cupid's bows ilai slooi lallmoon llowci-aiiow
glanccs ai ilcm' Tlcsc aic noi Youi laiis, bui ilc wlisl ol ling Cupid, ilai is
madc ol ilc libcis ol loius sicms mailcd wiil musl and cioiic iasa. Tlcsc libcis
bccamc cioolcd bccausc ol ilcii associaiion wiil Cupid. Tlc moon ol Youi
sublimc gloiics, ilai pcivadcs all Youi limbs, bccomcs cmbodicd in ilc soli smilc
ilai appcais on Youi lacc and ilai illuminaics ilc mind ol cvcn Loid lialma and
oilci Loids ol ilc univcisc wiil ilcii iays. O lilc ol all ilc lisllilc gopis ol Viaja!
O cnclanici ol ilc woild! Tlus I piaiscd You. lui low can I piaisc Sii Radlila,
ilc quccn ol Youi lilc, wlo cnclanis You wiil cvcn a mcic diop ol Hci lusici'
Tlc cxpcii Cicaioi collccicd ilc vciy icd downwaid loius lowcis smcaicd wiil
liquid vcimillion (Sii Radlila's lcci), a goldcn quivci loi Cupid's llowci aiiows
(Hci slanls), iwo jcwcllcd boxcs (Hci lnccs), iwo downwaid poinicd banana
iiccs ai cqual lcigli (Hci iligls), a wcll ol ncciai (Hci navcl), ilc sly (Hci waisi)
suiioundcd by ilicc ciiculai wavcs (Hci ilicc-lincd bclly), a lalina lcal wiil a
sciics ol Cupids lincs on ii (Hci pubic laii), iwo inscpaiablc pomcgianaics (Hci
bicasis), loius sicms (Hci aims) wiil spiouis (Hci lands), a concl slcll (Hci
nccl), banduli llowcis (Hci lips), licsl buds ol ilc lunda llowcis (Hci iccil), a
scsamc llowci (Hci nosc), blaclbccs (Hci cuily locls), licsl spiouis (Hci cais), a
lull auiumn moon (Hci lacc), clouds wiil ilc ilin diain ol ilc Yamuna (Hci laii),
io malc ilc young dcsiic play vinc namcd Sii Radlila.
"O Goddcss Radlila, I ollci my obcisanccs unio Youi iocnails, wlosc iays dclcai
ilc slining ol ilc moon! Wlcn You slyly bow Youi lcad wlcn You comc bcloic
Haii, Hc can siill scc Youi lacc icllccicd in Youi iocnails! Wlcn You sii on ilc
Yogapiil (a mcciing placc in Viindavana), Laliia, wlo siands on ilc casi, uscs a
loius llowci io wlisl away ilc loncybccs ilai comc io Youi loius-lilc lacc. Souil
ol Laliia siands Tungavidya and noiil ol lci Indulclla, wlo is playing lci vina.
Souil ol lci siands Visalla, and on lci lcli siands Cliiia, wlo wavcs a wlisl io
cvapoiaic ilc pcispiiaiion ilai aiiscs on You liom Youi ccsiasy ol sccing cacl
oilci, liom Youi laccs. Noiilwcsi ol You is Rangadcvi and lci youngci sisici,
Sudcvi, is on Youi souilwcsi, wiping ilc icais ol lovc liom Youi cycs wiil wiil
lci apion, wlilc slc ciics liom lovc lciscll also. Wcsi ol You siands
Clampalalaia, wlo vciy blisslully puis bcicl lcavcs ilai slinc biiglici ilan ilc
sun, inio Youi mouils. Tlcsc giils ilai iiy io cioss ovci ilc occans ol Youi loims
and pasiimcs diown, bccausc ol caiiing ilc big mouniain ol lovc in ilcii lcaiis
and ilcy bccomc alllicicd. Can my voicc possibly dcsciibc ilcsc counilcss giils
wlo aic giaspcd by ilc ciocodilc namcd Cupid and wlosc posiiion is covcicd cvcn
by Kamala (Laxmi) and Adiija (Paivaii)'"
In ilis way, ilc cxpcii paiioi iuincd palc wlilc lc dcsciibcd Sii Radlila's gloiics
and lis voicc clolcd. So, Madlava iold Viinda, ilc lccpci ol ilc Viindavana
loicsi, io icwaid lim wiil somc juicy giapcs. Tlis sula paiioi bccamc vciy
loiiunaic io bc piaiscd by ilc gcnilc and liicndlc sallis lilc ilis. Hc passcd ilc
icsi (paiilsii) by dcsciibing Radla and Kiislna's (blagavaia) swccincss, jusi as
Sula muni dcsciibcd God's (blagavaia) swccincss io ling Paiilsii in ilc
llagavaia Puiana. Alici ilc paiioi lcll silcni, Sii Radlila bcgan io play Hci vallali
vina, lolding ii in Hci loius-lilc lands as Kiislna lcld His lamsila lluic in His
loius-lilc lands. Ii was as il Tlcy wanicd io dclcai cacl oilci in cxpciiisc in
singing and playing music! Tlcii music iuincd waici inio sionc and sionc inio
waici. Tlai's quiic noimal, bui cvcn ilc lcaiis ol ilc munis in Saiyalola, ilai
wcic absoibcd in non-dual vision, mclicd and pouicd down on caiil. Tlai was
mosi amazing!
Alici somc iimc, Radla and Kiislna cnicicd a jcwcllcd abodc and mosi lappily sai
down ilcic on a lovc bcd, wlcic Tlcy lullillcd ilc wislcs ol Laliia and lci sallis
by submciging bcncail ilc wavcs ol ilc occan ol Cupidiiy. Wiil gicai slill ilc
maidscivanis ilcn madc saslcs, caiiings, nccllaccs and ciowns ol llowcis, a
llowci bcd, a canopy and a wlolc coiiagc ol llowcis, as wcll as dillcicni linds ol
vincs, iiccs, dcci and biids loi ilcii Masici and Misiicss. Radla and Kiislna sai
down, and Tlcii maidscivanis scivcd Tlcm iasiy liuiis and ioois liom ilc loicsi
ilcic, along wiil bcicl lcavcs.
Tlus cnds clapici iwclvc ol Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna llavanamiiia
Malalavya," callcd 'Wandciings in ilc Ioicsi.'
Chapfer 13
Radha and Krishna Drink Honey
(10:+8 a.m. - 3:36 p.m.)
Again, loius-cycd Kiislna wandcicd iliougl Viindavana loicsi and alici a wlilc
Hc camc io ilc Hcmania loicsi (ilc scason in Novcmbci-Dcccmbci). Tlc pails
ilai wcic sladcd by ilicl iiccs io pioicci Him liom ilc summci lcai wcic now
moiosc oui ol scpaiaiion liom Him. Tlc Hcmania scason loolcd jusi lilc Haii's
union wiil ilc gopis, wlo lavc big buiiocls, bccausc now ilcy covcicd ilcii
bodics wiil cloilcs liom ilc cold, jusi as ilcy covcicd ilcii bodics in an
unlavoiablc mood wlcn Haii wanis io malc lovc wiil ilcm. Tlcy scicam and
slivci liom cold jusi as ilcy scicam and slivci wlcn Haii wanis io malc lovc wiil
ilcm, and ilcy lccp ilcii lnccs iogcilci liom cold jusi as ilcy lccp ilcii lnccs
iogcilci in an unlavoiablc mood wlcn Haii wanis io malc lovc io ilcm.
Kiislna iold Radla, "Salli, ilc moonlii niglis in ilc Hcmania scason bccomc
longci and ilc sunlii days bccomc sloiici. Tlc sun's iays now giow wcalci, so
Youi liglining-lilc body siaiis slivciing liom cold (oi 'lusi'). O lovci, I can noi
dcsciibc ilc gicaincss ol ilc cold ilai biougli You io ilis condiiion. Quiclly
cnici ilc abodc ol My lcaii, wlicl is a suiiablc slclici in ilc cold scasons, bcing
waimcd up by my cagcincss loi You. Hcic You can givc up Youi siunncd
condiiion, wlicl was causcd by ilc cold."
Saying ilis, Kiislna pullcd Radlila closc io Him wiil His aims. Alilougl iasila
Radlila said, "No! No! No!" Slc was liimly and loicibly cmbiaccd by Piiya
Kiislna, wlo lcpi Hci ai His clcsi. lccausc Hci waisi liimly iubbcd againsi His
waisi, Kiislna's sasl looscncd, and His lluic ilai Hc lcpi ilcic, lcll on ilc giound
as il ii was angiy.
Laliia piclcd ii up and iold ii, "O laid, cold, lluic! Alilougl youi only qualiiy is
ilc bcauiy ol youi song, you aic lull ol laulis! O disiuibci ol ilc woild, now you
slall gci youi jusi ducs!" Tlcn, slc lid ilc lluic in lci biaid. Sii Kiislna, ilc
lluics masici, did noi noiicc ii oui ol cioiic inioxicaiion. Wlcn Sii Radlila ilus
wandcicd iliougl ilc Hcmania loicsi wiil Vilaiiji (Kiislna, ilc cnjoyci),
Viindadcvi, ilc lccpci ol ilc loicsi, mosi joyylully picscnicd Tlcm wiil small
winicicoais ol ciimson, iawny, bluc and goldcn colois.
Kiislna said, "O bclovcd Onc, ilcsc icd amaianila llowcis caiiy ilc coloi ol Youi
lcaii's passion loi Mc, ilc ycllow jlinii llowcis caiiy Youi bodily complcxion, ilc
bluc luiuniala llowcis caiiy ilc coloi ol Youi lcaii's cioiic lcclings loi Mc.
Wouldn'i ilis gailand ol licsl llowcis incicasc My dcsiics' O lady, lool ai ilis
oiangc vinc! Slc's so pioud ilai slc won'i cvcn lidc lci liuii in Youi picscncc.
lui, il You jusi sliglily opcn Youi blousc wiil Youi lingci and slow lci Youi
oiangc-lilc bicasis, ilai vinc will lall inio an occan ol cmbaiassmcni!"
Hcaiing ilcsc woids, Sii Radlila smilcd gcnily and slowcicd Kiislna wiil ilc
ncciai ol Hci sidclong glanccs. Tlcn, Tlcy camc io ilc loicsi namcs Sisia sullada,
ilc loicsi ilai givcs joy in ilc winici, wlcic ilc loius llowcis aic lappy always io
icccivc ilc iays ol ilc sun liom ilc sly. Tlc sun is ilc cncmy ol ilc Vindlya
mouniains, so Duiga, wlo livcs in ilc mouniains, aslcd lci lailci, Himalaya, io
scnd lis snow soldicis ilcic io dclcai ilc sun. Sccing ilcm clasing lim, ilc sun
lcailully llcd io ilc diicciion ol lis son Yama, ilc souil. Laici, lc will bc siiong
cnougl again io iciuin noiilwaids and io ligli ilc cold, bui ai picscni lc is
alllicicd by ilcsc aiiacls.
In ilis way, Kiislna, ilc liicnd ol ilc womcn, movcd aboui wiil gicai lun. Hc saw
somc lunda llowcis and in gicai joy bcgan io picl ilcm io dccoiaic Piiyaji wiil.
Sccing ilis, Sii Radlila smilcd, covciing Hci lacc and pulling up Hci nosc. Tlcn
Kiislna said, "Radla, wly aic You poiniing ai Mc io Youi sallis, covciing Youi
sly, smiling lacc, ilai suggcsis disgusi'"
Wlcn Sii Radlila lailcd io icply, Laliia camc up bcloic Kundalaia and iold
Giiibliiia (Kiislna), "All ilc pcoplc ol ilc ilicc woilds piaisc You as
Punyasllola, Onc wlo is piaiscd wiil nicc vciscs. Now wly aic You so cagci io
ioucl ilis llowciing Kunda vinc (oi 'mcnsiiuaiing Kundalaia')' You aic lci long
dcsiicd objcci, so slc cannoi iclusc You. Slc las bccomc vciy mucl alllicicd by
Cupid's aiiows.
Kundalaia said, "Laliia, wlcic in ilc woild aic ilcic sucl puic womcn as you'
You lavc givcn up all lousclold duiics lilc a lcadaclc! Now you aic vainly
looling amongsi ilc vincs." Wlcn slc said ilis, cvciyonc lauglcd loudly.
Sii Radlila said, "Sallis! Tlcic is only onc Kundalaia amongsi us, and slc is in
gicai lcai. lui wc'ic jusi spcaling ol a lunda vinc and ilis madc lci so angiy! Tlc
spoilcss sallis can now ascciiain wly."
Wlilc Kiislna lcaid Radlila's ambiosial woids, ilai aic noi lcaid cvcn by ilc
Vcdas, Hc camc io ilc loicsi namcd Vasania sullada (giving joy in ilc spiing
iimc), wlcic ilc mango iiccs aic diipping liom iop io iooi wiil diops ol loncy,
ilai malcs ilc caiil vciy lappy. Kiislna said, "Hcic ilc iiccs aic louscloldcis
and ilc vincs ilcii wivcs. Tlcy'ic lolding a gicai claiiiablc lcsiival on cacl
auspicious day. Tlai's wly ilc papabliiia and oilci biids lappily iciuin io ilcm
cvciy day io lccp ilcmsclvcs alivc. Hcic, Cupid is ilc ling. Tlc spiing is lis
minisici, ilc Mayalan bicczcs lis gcncial, ilc loncybccs lis spics, ilc pila biids
lis punislcis, ilc gopis aic io bc punislcd and ilc mouniain cavcs aic ilc jails.
Lool, O Lady! Has Govaidlana bccomc ilc ling ol all mouniains, dcsiioying ilcii
cncmy India' Tlc gicai mouniains lilc Mciu and oilcis lavc now liddcn ilcii
giani loims and aic woislipping lim wiil ilcii lusici. Tlc Ganga llowing liom
Govaidlana's goldcn iablc lands (Manasi Ganga) malc lim lool lilc mouni Mciu.
Tlc snowy splcndoi ol lis cavcs malc lim lool lilc ilc Himalaya. His ligl pcals
ilai wani io blocl ilc sun aic lilc ilosc ol ilc Vindlya lills, and ilc silvci
bouldcis ilai loim Oui ilioncs malc lim lool lilc mouni Kailasa.
"Salli, ilis Rasailali namcd Paiasauli is wlcic You cnjoy ilc Rasa dancc cvciy
nigli. Lci Us icsi lcic loi a wlilc on ilc jcwcllcd plailoims." Wlcn Tlcy did so,
Viindadcvi, ilc lccpci ol ilc loicsi, biougli Haii His loncywinc. Wlcn Sii
Radlila loolcd inio ilc silvci cup io scc low swcci ilc loncy was, Slc saw
Piiyaiama's lacc icllccicd in ii and bcgan io diinl ilc ncciai ol His lacc,
considciing ii io bc swccici ilan ilc loncy.
Slc said io ilc Cicaioi, "Vidla, low many iimcs lavcn'i you bccn cuiscd by ilc
gopis, wlosc minds wcic buining in ilc liic ol anxiciy, loi cicaiing ilc
basllulncss ilai wiilolds ilcm liom looling siiaigli ai Kiislna's lacc' lui now
ilai you madc ilis loncy in wlicl wc can scc Kiislna's lacc wiiloui obsiaclc, oui
minds aic no longci buining in ilc liic ol agony, bui aiiaincd ilc pinnaclc ol
ccsiasy, insicad! Wc piaisc you a lundicd iimcs loi ilis!"
Kiislna said, "Salli, now You loicibly diinl ilc ncciai ol My loius-lilc lacc! I
don'i lnow wlai ilc diinling ol ilis loncy will do io You. Hcaiing ilis, Sii
Radlila bccamc annoycd wiil Kiislna, as il Hc lad icmovcd ilc icllcciion ol His
lacc in ilcii glasscs by diinling ilc loncywinc. Kiislna lcld ilc glass wiil loncy
undci Sii Radlila's lips and said, "Diinl, diinl diinl!" bui Radlila iaiscd Hci
cycbiows, smilcd, and said, "No, no, no!" iuining Hci loius-lilc lacc away.
Howcvci, wiil playlully moving glanccs, Kiislna loiccd Hci io diinl. Hc also
loiccd Laliia and lci sallis io diinl, so ilai ilcii cycs iuincd icddisl, ilcii
gaimcnis looscncd and ilcii inioxicaicd siaic dcsiioycd ilcii slamc. Tlcn ilc
sallis madc cacl oilci diinl, also. Sii Radlila bccamc conluscd and dizzy liom
inioxicaiion.
In ilcii inioxicaicd siaic, ilc gopis said, "Wly docd ilc su-su-sun la-lall liom ilc
sl-sly' Wl-wly du-docs ilc ci-caiil i-i-iuin' Wl-wly do ilc ic-iiccs da-da-
dancc' D-dcai Onc, pi-pioicci mc!" Saying ilis, somc gopis lung on Kiislna's
slouldci, somc on His aim, somc ai His clcsi and somc on His bacl, wlilc ilcii
vcils lcll oll and ilcii laii looscncd. Kiislna, laving all His limbs picsscd upon by
ilc gopis' big bicasis, cmbiaccd ilcm all iiglily wiil His aims. Tlc gopis ilcn
loicibly lisscd Him, icsilcssly bcnding ilcii swcci nccls. How many iimcs was ii
ilai ilc maidscivanis did noi iiy io siop ilcii giggling by covciing ilcii mouils'
Kiislna iold ilcsc maidscivanis, "O licllc cycd oncs, lool wlai youi misiicsscs
aic doing! Tlcy'ic all joining iogcilci io dclcai Mc, wlcicas I'm bui alonc! Ii's
impiopci ol ilcm io iapc Mc lilc ilis! Ii is My gicai loiiunc ilai you'ic noi
lclping ilcm."
Tlcn Madlumaii camc and landcd Kiislna a cup ol loncy io malc Him diunl,
and Kiislna acccpicd ii wiil bcni land. Again and again Hc madc ilc gopis diinl,
saying, "Di-diinl, di-diinl!" Hc lcld ilc diinl io His mouil bui Hc bii on His
lips, so ilai nonc ol ilc winc camc inio His mouil. In ilcii diunlcn siaic, ilc
gopis wondcicd, "Is ii day oi nigli' Aic wc womcn oi mcn' Aic wc dicsscd oi
nalcd' Wlai slould wc do'" wiil unoidcicd spcccl. Kiislna poinicd ai ilcm,
slowing ilc maidscivanis.
Tulasi manjaii aslcd Kiislna, "Dcai Onc, wly don'i You diinl any loncywinc'"
Kiislna said, "Tulasi, I consianily diinl ilc loncy ol ilcii goldcn laccs ilai aic
icllccicd in My glass. Can'i you scc' My body is siuddcd wiil diops ol
pcispiiaiion! Jusi comc and scivc Mc by solily lanning Mc."
lui nonc ol ilc linlaiis camc closc by, aliaid ilai Kiislna would iapc lci, so
clcvci Kiislna iool ilc cup io His mouil and picicndcd io diinl. Tlcn, Hc madc
His cycs iuin icd and ioll as il Hc wcic diunl, as Hc was piaciiccd in doing ilai,
and Hc madc His limbs slaclcn so ilc manjaiis smilingly appioaclcd Him. Tlcn
clcvci Kundalaia closcd ilc gaics ol ilc coiiagc and Kiislna sioppcd ilc linlaiis
liom cscaping and dianl ilc ncciai ol ilcii lips. Tlcn Cupid pcisonally bcgan io
dancc, iwanging lis bow as lc saw ilc linlaiis piolibiiing Kiislna, saying, "No!
No!" Again and again Kiislna dianl ilicc linds ol loncy - liom canc, liom
llowcis and liom giound canc and Hc madc ilc linlaiis diinl also. Tlc
maidscivanis, bcing pioiccicd by Kiislna's diunlcnncss, bcgan io lan Him,
ilinling ilai ilc pcails ilai wcic scaiicicd ovci His body alici His cioiic baiilc
wcic swcai diops ol laiiguc. Tlc sallis ilai lad noi diunl ilc loncy oui ol gicai
ccsiasy ol giving wondcilul jcwcls ol ilcii lovc io Haii, bccamc amazcd io scc ilai
ilc moon ol wisdom ol ilc diunlcn gopis was gciiing sliglily liccd liom ilc
cclipsc ol ccsiasy ilai was causcd by diinling ilc loncy ol swcci cioiic iasa.
Tlus cnds clapici iliiiccn ol Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna llavanamiiia
Malalavya," callcd 'Radla and Kiislna Diinl Honcy.'
Chapfer 1+
Radha and Krishna's Wafer PIay Pasfimes
(10:+8 a.m. - 3:36 p.m.)
As loius cycd Kiislna wandcicd iliougl ilc loicsi callcd Nidagla Sublaga (ilc
bcauiilul summci) Hc saw Madlumangala and aslcd lim, "O liicnd, wly did you
lcavc Mc io go io ilc loicsi ol swcci mangos and jacl liuiis all alonc'"
Madlumangala said, "Iiicnd, You ilinl You'ic sucl a gicai iasila (lnowci ol
mcllows), so ioday I will aiguc wiil You. Tcll mc, wlai is iasa' Lci ilc
bialminical dvijas (oi 'biids') ol ilc iasa slasiias ('ilc sciipiuics on iasa' oi 'ilc
blooming mango vincs') wiincss oui discussion. O liicnd, ilc cowlcid giils can
puiclasc Youi lcaii wiil ilc mcic movcmcnis ol ilcii cycs and You wandci in ilc
baiicn gaidcns ol unloldcd jasminc and malaii llowcis wiil ilcm, bui siill You call
Youiscll ilc gicaicsi iasila and so do ilc pcoplc, bccausc ilcy always considci a
woiillcss pcison io bc qualilicd. I malc my bclly an occan ol llavoi by lilling ii up
wiil ilc juicc ol mangos and jacl liuii, bui siill You considci mc io bc iasiclcss. O
pioud Onc, You can call mc iasiclul, lilc You, il I can lungiily wandci liom loicsi
io loicsi. O liicnd, Youi Viindaiavi is lull ol vaiiciics ol liuii ilai aic iaicly
availablc wiilin ilc ilicc woilds, and You aic lond ol iambling ilcic. Tlc wlolc
woild lnows ilai. lui You aic noi inicicsicd in ilc llavois aiising liom ilis
Viindavana! Noiling clsc bui ilai can givc mc soiiow.
Kiislna icplicd, "O bialmin boy, don'i wandci in ilc loicsi as an aiasila (iasiclcss
pcison)! I wandci aiound in Viindaiavi bccausc ilc cold waici plcascs My ionguc
on ilc summci days, ilc ioucl ol ilc loius llowci plcascs My slin, ilc liagiancc
ol ilc swcci jasminc llowcis plcascs My nosc, ilc licsl, icd palasa lcavcs plcasc
My cycs and ilc swcci cooing ol ilc pidgcons plcascs My cais. Tlus, all My livc
scnscs cxpciicncc iop mosi bliss!"
Madlumanggala said, "Kiislna, ilcsc iipc mangos plcasc all my scnscs ai oncc.
Tlcy givc joy io my cycs wiil ilcii cmciald-lilc splcndoi. Tlcii juicc plcascs my
ionguc wiil iis iuby-lilc iasic. Tlcii liagiancc givcs joy io my nosiiils. Tlcii
solincss plcascs my slin and ilcii namc plcascs my cais! Tlcy always incicasc ilc
dcsiic ol my scnscs."
Viinda said, "Madlava, lool ai ilis cllulgcni loicsi ncai Radlalunda, wlicl is lilc
a ncw jcwcl on ilc ciown ol ilc ilicc woilds, pioicciing Youi pasiimcs wiil Sii
Radlila. Lvcn ilc gicaicsi pocis aic unablc io lind ilc piopci woids io dcsciibc
ii."
Radla and Kiislna wcic vciy cniluscd by Viinda's woids, ilai woilcd on Tlcm
lilc ilc ambiosial moon iays ilai madc ilc wavcs ol Tlcii dcsiic swcll. So, Tlcy
wcni io Tlcii lundas (Radlalunda and Slyamalunda), ilai aic ilc abodcs ol
Tlcii pasiimcs, and wlosc waicis aic lillcd wiil divinc mcllows. Ol ilcsc lundas,
Radlalunda is ilc loicmosi. Ii is suiioundcd by ilc lundas ol Laliia and ilc oilci
sallis. Laliia's lunja is on ilc noiil. Visalla's on ilc noiilcasi. Cliiia's on ilc
casi. Rangadcvi's on ilc souilwcsi. Tungavidya's on ilc wcsi and Sudcvi's on ilc
noiilwcsi. Tlc loicsi maidcns always mainiain ilcsc lunjas, maling gaics ol
llowcis and jcwcllcd miiiois ilcic. Radla and Kiislna always swing lcic, oi play
Holi, llowciball gamcs, lidc-and-sccl and waicispoiis on ilc banls oi in ilc
waicis. Tlcy iclisl lundicds ol linds ol liuii ilcic ilai dclcai ilc iasic ol ncciai.
Tlcy play dicc, dancc, jolc and iclisl ilc pociiy ol ilc paiiois. Sii Rdalila
bccamc manini (angiy and pioud) lcic and Kiislna bicals ilai piquc. Tlis
Radlalunda is ilc abodc ol all auspiciousncss and ilc cnclanici ol cvciyonc's
cycs. All loui sidcs ol ilc lunda lavc jcwcllcd sicps and jcwcllcd bailing placcs
(glaias) on cacl sidc ol wlicl ilcic aic jcwcllcd plailoims sladcd by dclicaicly
pcalcd iools. Lacl glaia las iiccs on ciilci sidc, wlosc bianclcs lold iopcs wiil
swings langing on ilcm. In ilc middlc ol ilc lunda is Ananga manjaii's island,
wlicl is connccicd wiil a biidgc io ilc noiilcin banl ol ilc lunda. Sii Radlila is
immciscd in bliss io lay Hci sisici io icsi lcic wiil Kiislna in a moonsionc
coiiagc.
lciwccn ilc casi and souilcasi ol Radlalunda is a goldcn biidgc wlicl connccis
ii wiil Slyamalunda, ilc abodc ol all playlul spoiis ilai is lamous lilc noiling
clsc in ilis woild. Aiound ilis lunda aic ilc lunjas ilai aic acccpicd by ilc
cowlcid boys, lilc Subala. Wlcn loius cycd Kiislna siood on ilis biidgc wiil His
dcai oncs, ilcy saw ilai ilc pcacocls wcic dancing on ilc sloics wiil spicad oui
iails, swans ilai wcic agiiaicd wiil lovc pangs wcic singing in ilc waici and
swaims ol bumblcbccs buzzcd aiound in ilc sly.
Sccing ilcsc cxiiaoidinaiy ilings, Kiislna said, "Radla, lool! Tlc pilas, iiiiiblas,
claialas, swans, sulas and laiiialis all join iogcilci, singing ilcii own songs.
Hcic wc can lcai all ilc six scasonal biids iogcilci ai ilc samc iimc! Lool ai ilc
gicai lcsiival ol ilc young bccs by Youi pond. In ilc spiing ilcy diinl ilc loncy
liom ilc blooming, ncw, mallila llowcis. In ilc summci ilcy diinl liom ilc soli
jasminc llowcis. In ilc monsoon liom ilc yuilila llowcis. In ilc auiumn liom ilc
loius llowcis. In ilc lcmania scason liom ilc luiunialas, and in ilc winici liom
ilc bcsi lunda vincs. Tlcy'ic lilc louscloldcis wiil many wivcs wlom ilcy cnjoy
accoiding io ilc scason.
"O laii limbcd Onc, ilc lundicds ol ligl bianclcs ol ilc iiccs ilai siand on all
loui sidcs ol Youi lunda mcci cacl oilci, covciing Youi pond in sucl a way ilai
ilc sun cannoi ioucl ilc waici cvcn in ilc dayiimc. Tlc wind cnicis iliougl ilc
loui opcn lunja gaics lilc a bcggai io bcg somc ol ilc liagiancc ol ilc loius
llowcis. Tlc loncybccs bccomc angiy ai ilai and ilcy clasiisc lim, saying, 'blam
blam!', bui siill ilc wind docs noi givc up iis solincss. Radla, all ilc bcauiy ol ilc
lunda icminds Mc ol You. Jusi as Youi loius-lilc lacc always blossoms, Youi
lunda is also lillcd wiil blossoming loius llowcis. Jusi as You lavc icsilcss, young,
lisl-lilc cycs, Youi pond is lillcd wiil icsilcss, young, lisl. Jusi as Youi soli, swcci
smilc cmiis wavcs ol loam ol abundani, subilc swccincss, Youi pond is also lillcd
wiil a loi ol swcci loam-wavcs. Jusi as Youi claiming biaid swings lilc so many
wandciing loncybccs, Youi pond is also covcicd wiil lumming bccs, and jusi as
Youi bicasis lool lilc claliavala llamingos, Youi pond is also lillcd wiil playing
claliavalas. Tlc lunda also slincs as biigli as You do."
Kiislna ilcn compaicd Radlila io all ilc loly iivcis, saying, "Radla, You aic ilc
Suiaiaianglini (ilc Ganga is ilc iivci (iaiangini) ol ilc gods (suial) and Sii
Radlila is a lady (iangini) cnjoying cioiic play (suiaia)). You aic llanuja (ilc
dauglici ol ilc sun is ilc iivci Yamuna, and ilc dauglici ol ling Viislablanu is
Sii Radlila), somciimcs Saiaswaii aiiscs in Youi woids (Saiaswaii is a iivci and
also ilc goddcss ol music, sound, lcaining and spcccl), You aic My only Naimada
(givci ol joy oi loly iivci ol ilc samc namc) and You appcai as laludamsa
('lccping Youi aim (balu) on My slouldci (amsa)' oi ilc loly laluda iivci), bui
in Youi lunda You aic lully manilcsi io Mc. Tlus, O niccly iliglcd Onc, ilc loly
iivcis aic puiilicd by Youi glana iasa ('waici' oi 'cioiic mcllow'), lilc ilc liglining
illuminaics My dccp, cloud-lilc (glanaiasa) loim." As Kiislna said ilis, Hc lcld
Sii Radlila's land, ilai lad jingling banglcs, wiil His own land. Sii Radlila
lauglcd ai ilis wiil lumoi (iasa).
Viinda dcvi said, "O Kiislna, ilai placc wiil wlosc waici You wani io wasl Youi
limbs is noi a pond, bui a lilly giound ol sionc-lilc unlavoiablc moods! You won'i
bc ablc io bailc ilcic, lcavc ilis placc, O moon ol Viaja" and looscncd Kiislna's
land liom Radlila's land, ialing Radlila io ilc placc wlcic Slc could clangc
inio bailing cloilcs. Kiislna lollowcd Hci ilcic, and pccpcd ai Radlila iliougl
ilc lolcs in ilc loliagc. Wlcn His loncybcc-lilc cycs lcll on Hci loiusbud-lilc
bicasis, Sii Radlila suspccicd Him io bc spying on Hci. Slc anxiously loolcd in
all diicciions and covcicd Hciscll wiil a ilin gaimcni.
Kiislna and ilc gopis pullcd cacl oilci inio ilc waici, lilc icsilcss vincs blown
inio ilc waici by Cupid's galc. Tlcn, ilc gopis, wlo aic lond ol glanaiasa ('cioiic
mcllows' oi 'Kiislna') bcgan ilcii ligli in ilc glanaiasa (waici). Tlcy iclislcd
Kiislna's bcauiy and Cupid iclislcd ilcii bodily bcauiy. Tlc gopis siood in ilc
waici in a ciiclc, lolding lands, maling bicasi-lilc wavcs by solily slapping ilc
waici. Kiislna siood in ilc middlc ol ilai ciiclc lilc a sappliic wloil ol a
lundicd pciallcd loius llowci, smiling biiglily and bcauiilully.
Tlc gopis said, "O lillci ol Aglasuia! O You wlo ncvci givcs up His vow! Tlosc
bicasis ilai You wcic always so cagci io scc and ioucl, polluiing ilc louscwivcs,
lavc now auiomaiically comc up liom ilc waici. Ii's Youi good lucl ilai ilcy
lavc bccomc so casily availablc now! Now blcss Youi cycs by looling ai ilcm and
blcss Youi lands by ioucling ilcm."
Alici lcaiing ilcsc slamclcss woids, ilai dcsiioycd ilc paiicncc ol ilc Cupid-
clcplani, liom ilc mouils ol ilcsc oilciwisc sly giils, Kiislna said, "So bc ii!"
and placcd His lands on ilc gopis' bicasis and on ilc bicai-lilc wavcs in ilc
waici. Tlcn Hc aslcd ilc gopis, "Is ilis a bicasi oi is ilis (wavc) a bicasi'"
Wlcn Kiislna iouclcd ilcii bicasis, ilc doc cycd gopis ai oncc biolc ilcii ciiclc
and llcd in all diicciions. Kundalaia, wlo was sianding on ilc sloic, madc lci
icsilcss, lisl-lilc cycs play in ilai waici sccnc, and, bcing cagci io wiincss Radla
and Kiislna's waici ligli, said, "Haii! You aic a waicilall ol bcauiy and so aic Youi
lovcis, so jusi spcnd somc iimc ligliing in ilc waici and wlcn You aic dclcaicd,
pciloim ilc aci ol ollciing piaisc io ilc viciois."
Kiislna said, "Wlai did you say, Kundalaia'" Tlcn Kundalaia iuincd ilc icnscs
aiound, maling Kiislna aciivc in dclcaiing ilc gopis and passivc in piaiscs, bcing
piaiscd by ilc gopis as ilc vicioi.
Hcaiing ilis, ilc gopis said, "O Madlava, now undci Youi inllucncc, Subladia's
wilc, Kundalaia, las icvciscd ilc icnscs, alici Saiaswaii madc ilc iiuc woids aiisc
in lci."
Kiislna said, "Aliigli. Wlcn you win you, you will cxpciicncc ilc bliss ol
acccpiing loiccd lisscs liom ilc dclcaicd Onc. Is ilis wly you dcsiic vicioiy' And
il by clancc I am dclcaicd, ilcn wlcic will I iun io lind pcacc'" Tlcn Kiislna
aslcd Nandi, "Nandimulli, wlai slould bc ilc sialc loi ilis waici ligli'"
Nandimulli said, "O cncmy ol Aglasuia, ii is wiiiicn in ilc smiiii slasiias ilai il
a iicl man is dclcaicd in a gamc ilc vicioi can ialc lis wcalil and bind lim up,
also!"
Kiislna said, "O Nandimulli, wc aic iicl pcoplc. Oui banglcs, aimlcis and
anllcis aic oui wcalil. Il I am dclcaicd, ilcn ilc gopis may ialc ilai and il I dclcai
ilcm, I will ialc ilcii oinamcnis and bind ilcm ilcm up in ilc iopcs ol My
snalc-lilc aims!" Hcaiing ilcsc woids, ilc gopis liowncd wiil cycbiows ilai wcic
lilc bcauiilul, lliclciing bows, and admonislcd Nandimulli wiil so many slouis.
Tlc gopis suiioundcd Kiislna, lolding cacl oilci's lingcis and iliowing waici ai
Him wiil ilc sidcs ol ilcii lands. Ii loolcd as il ilcy sloi waici aiiow ol lovc ai
Him liom icd loius quivcis. Kiislna laccd all ilc gopis ol ilc ciiclc and wandcicd
aiound wiil ligli sicps, dclcaiing lundicds and ilousands ol ilcm by splasling
ilcm all wiil waici, as il Hc ilicw Cupid's daiis ai ilcm, maling ilcm lcailully
llcc.
Madlumangala, sianding on ilc cdgc ol ilc lunda, saw ilis and ciicd oui, "Hcc
lcc! Tlc gopis suicly wcic dclcaicd! Now ilcsc vainly pioud giils aic llccing,
liding ilcii wcalil! Talc all ilcii oinamcnis oll and givc ilcm io mc. I will scll
ilcm in ilc ciiy ol Mailuia, so ilai I can buy my vciy dcai Siiopala swccis!"
Hcaiing ilis, Laliia clascd lim, saying, "O cioolcd onc, jusi waii, jusi waii!"
Tlcn Madlusudana loicibly cnicicd ilc cagc ol ilc loius-lilc gopis' aiiow-lilc
glanccs and bcgan io diinl ilcii ncciai. Hc iool oll all ilcii jcwcllcd oinamcnis,
ilai jinglcd, as ilc gopis loudly ciicd. Hcaiing ilai, ilc cucloos and ilc pcacocls
also incicascd ilcii sound volumc. Kiislna bcgan io ligli Cupid's baiilc wiil ilc
gopis, liisi land io land and ilcn nail io nail. Slamc and lcai diowncd in ilc
wavcs ol ilc pond as Kiislna and ilc gopis lcpi cacl oilci bound in cacl oilci's
snalc-lilc aims. Tlcn, alici ilicc oi loui scconds, ilcy lci go ol cacl oilci again
io picl loius llowcis liom ilc pond and iliow ilcm ai cacl oilci. Kiislna ilcn
iool away ilc gopis' blouscs, oinamcnis and vcils, so ilai ilcy slonc wiil cioiic
swccincss. Tlcii bcllics loolcd lilc banyan lcavcs movcd by a soli bicczc.
Wiil laliciing voiccs, ilcy aslcd Nandimulli, "Wlai is ilis'" as ilc covcicd ilcii
cxposcd bicasis. Wci locls ol laii siucl on ilcii laccs, iliougl wlicl ii sccmcd
ilai ilcy wcic noi loius-lilc giils, bui bcauiilul gcncials ol ling Cupid, giving
gicai lcai io moon-cicsicd Sliva loi bcing bound up wiil ilcii iopcs.
Tlc gopis aslcd Nandimulli, "Wlai is ilis Nandi' Wly do you lci us play sucl
immoial gamcs wiil ilis boy wlo las no manncis'"
Tlcn, Nandimulli aslcd Giiidlaii, "Wly aic You doing sucl immoial ilings'"
Kiislna boldly camc up io lci, and smilingly said, "O Nandi, alici I won ilc waici
ligli I wcni io collcci My piizc and I smcllcd ilc goldcn loius llowcis ilai wcic
suiioundcd by loncybccs. I didn'i smcll ilc gopis' liagiancc. I lcli couplcs ol
claliavala biids wiil My lands, bui noi ilc gopis' bicasis! Tcll Mc wlai ollcnsc I
commiiicd!"
Nandimulli lauglcd and said, "Haii, You spcal ilc iiuil, and ii is slown by ilc
gopis' angci iowaids You, loi ilcii lips aic biiicn and ilcii bicasis aic sciaiclcd by
You!"
Kiislna said, "O Nandi, ncvci iiusi ilcsc gopis! Tlcy aic baslcis lull ol dcccii!
Tlcy did ilis ilcmsclvcs. And cvcn il I lad donc ii, ilcn I was noi awaic ol ii. Ii's
only a vciy small ollcnsc. Tlcic's no lauli in wlai I did. Tlcsc louscwivcs did noi
loudly loibid Mc io ioucl ilcm, saying 'Tlis is noi a goldcn loius llowci. Ii is my
lacc. And ilcsc aic noi claliavala llamingos, bui ilcy'ic my bicasis!' Now wly
aic ilcsc pioud giils so angiy wiil Mc'"
Nandimulli said, "Kiislna! O gopis! Siop quaiiclling! Tlcic's no nccd io play loi
sialcs. Lci mc scc insicad low niccly you can play music on ilc waici!"
Hcaiing ilis, Kiislna and ilc gopis bcgan io slap ilc waici wiil ilcii lands,
playing nicc ilyilms and music. Wlcn ilis sound, ilai dclcaicd ilc iumbling ol
ilc clouds, cclocd on ilc sloic ol ilc lunda ilc claiala biids bcgan io wandci
aiound, ilc pcacocls bcgan io dancc lilc mad, wiil ilcii iail lcailcis spicad oui,
singing, 'lc la', and Madlumangala bcgan io slap lis aimpiis and danccd along
wiil ilcm, cxclaiming lis 'lcc lcc!' Wlcn ilc iiccs on ilc sloic ol ilc lunda
lcaid ilis, ilcy slowcicd siicams ol loncy inio ilc waici a icais ol lovc and ilc
loncybccs piaiscd ilcm. Kiislna and ilc gopis, wlo aic occans ol divinc iasa ilus
complcicd ilcii waici play and camc bacl io ilc cdgc ol ilc lunda, wlcic ilcy
wcic insianily scivcd by ilcii maidscivanis. Radla and Kiislna cnicicd a jcwcllcd
icmplc, wlcic Viinda, ilc lccpci ol ilc loicsi, scivcd Tlcm savoiics, jacl liuii
and oilci vaiious linds ol liuii ilai iasicd swccici ilan ncciai. Wiil lovc, Radla
and Kiislna lcd cacl oilci and ilcn Tlcy wcic cngagcd by Cupid in iasiing ilc
ncciai ol cacl oilci's lips. Alici Tlcy ilus complcicd Tlcii waici play, Radla and
Kiislna again playcd, bui now in ilc pond ol ilc lull ncciaican swccincss and
bcauiy ol cacl oilci's cvciy limb. And wlcn Tlcy gicw iiicd ol ilai, Tlcy lcll on a
soli bcd ol llowcis wlcic ilc maidscivanis sciviccd Tlcm wiil bcicl lcavcs, waici,
miiiois and dicsscs, lanncd Tlcm and massagcd Tlcii lcci. Tlcn Tlcy lcll aslccp.
Tlus cnds clapici loiiccn ol Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna llavanamiiia
Malalavya," callcd 'Radla and Kiislna's Waici Play Pasiimcs.'
Chapfer 15
Radha and Krishna PIay Dice and Worship fhe Sun God
(10:+8 a.m. - 3:36 p.m.)
Sii Radlila iold Laliia, "Salli, jusi as an clcplani plucls loius llowcis, Kiislna
las loicclully dclcaicd us in ilc lun ol loncy diinling, waici play, swinging and
so on. Tlcsc aic all powci gamcs. Laliia, now ilinl ol a gamc wc can play ilai
icquiics somc biains. Tlus wc can swilily diminisl Kiislna's piidc!"
Laliia said, "Radla, You aic Youiscll ilc moonligli loi ilc lily-lilc dicc gamc, so,
O pioud giil, wlai can ilc dailncss ol dclcai do io us' Ii won'i givc us any
soiiow."
lcing ilus adviscd by Laliia, Radlila iold Kiislna, "O Migliy Piablavislnu! O
Dcaicsi Onc! Wly don'i You acccpi ilc clallcngc ol ilc dancing giils ol oui
dcsiics io dclcai You in ilc clcvci dicc gamc'"
Kiislna icplicd, "Do You malc ilc dancing giil ol ilc dcsiic io dclcai Mc ically
dancc in Youi lcaii' lui wlcn ilc ling ol vicioiy siis down on ilc ilionc in ilc
palm ol My land, ilai dancing giil will swilily pciisl!"
Hcaiing ilcsc woids ol Aglaii, icsilcss-cycd Radlila ignoicd Him wiil a sligli
winl ol Hci vinclilc cycbiows and lad ilc dicc gamc boaid biougli by Sudcvi.
Nandimulli sai on Kiislna's sidc as wiincss and Viinda on Radlila's sidc.
Kundalaia conducicd ilc iossing ol ilc dicc, Madlumangala adviscd Kiislna on
ilc dcsiicd scoic and Laliia adviscd Radlila on ilis. Iiisi, ilc dicc sioncs danccd
on ilc siagc ol Sii Radlila's icd loius-lilc palm and ilcn ilcy lcapcd up and down
as ilcy lcll on ilc iablc. lalaii's cycs submcigcd in ilc ligl wavcs ol bcauiy ol
Radlila's bicasis and aimpiis, bui bccausc Hc was cxpciicnccd in lolding and
iossing ilc dicc, Hc was noi disiuibcd oi coniaminaicd cvcn sliglily. Has Sii
Radlila bccomc Jayasii, ilc goddcss ol vicioiy, iliowing Hci sioncs wiil ilc iigli
scoic, somciimcs saying 'dasa dasa' and somciimcs 'vidu vidu''
Hcaiing Radlila say, 'dasa dasa', Kiislna said, " Piiya, You lavc iliown viiii, noi
dasa! You musi bc jolingly asling Mc loi dasa (oi damsana, loi Mc io biic You)!
Now wlcic is Youi iall ol vicioiy'" Sii Radlila lcld Hci sioncs in Hci coinci and
Kiislna, wlo was unablc io ialc His sioncs liom Hci coinci, ilougli ol a way io
spy on Hci and oui ol cagcincss io win, bcgan io play by laving His sioncs siiucl
by Hci.
Wlcn clcvci Radlila dclcaicd Kiislna by iliowing ilc iigli scoic, ilc icndci
sallis bccamc vciy laisl and said, "O Madlumangala, wly aic you bowing youi
lcad now' Wlcic is youi slouiing ol 'lcc lcc', youi dancing and youi clloiis io
scll oui banglcs io buy Siiopala now'"
Sii Radlila said, "O sallis, ilis bialmin boy is lond ol Siiopala, so go gci somc
wliic (siia) sioncs (upala) liom ilc iop ol Govaidlana Hill and slowci lis lcad
wiil ilcm. Lci lim iclisl ilc iasic! A-ic! Wly aic you quici now' Now all youi
bialminical qualiiics ol muni dlaima lilc iolciancc, paiicncc, pcacc and giaviiy
bccomc manilcsi!"
Tlcn, wlcn Kiislna losi His Kausiubla gcm in ilc ncxi iliow, ilc salli's said,
"Tlis gcm las iouclcd many gopis bicasis. How can lc bc woin by oui dcai
salli' Ii slould bc swappcd loi a banglc oi puiilicd by wasling ii many iimcs." To
lumiliaic Kiislna, ilc sallis said, "Tlis is noi ilc loicsi loi icnding cows and
lilling lalasuia, Vaisasuia and Puiana! Tlis is a dicc gamc in wlicl clcvci
pcoplc's iniclligcncc is icsicd in ilc asscmbly. Tlis Saiaswaii siicam ol ilc sallis'
woids upiooicd ilc iicc ol Madlumangala's clcvcincss.
Icailully, lc iold Kiislna, "Iiicnd, givc mc ilc Kausiubla gcm. I lavc somc woil
io do. O Son ol ilc King ol Viaja, il ilc gopis aiiacl You wlcn You aic alonc, ilcn
I'll icll Quccn Yasloda and I'll lci lci bind ilcm up wiil ilc iopcs ol punislmcni
and iliow ilcm in ilc dail cavc ol cmbaiassmcni!"
Kiislna said, "Damn you, lool! Wly aic you so aliaid' Lool, I will dclcai ilcm.
Don'i bc so siupid as io announcc My dclcai wiil youi panicly gcsiuics!"
Madlumangala angiily icplicd, "Lvcn wlcn I spcal loi Youi bcnclii You bccomc
angiy! Tlcn lci ilc Kausiubla bc ialcn liom Youi land. I'm going! Lci ilcsc
young giils play wiil You and malc You dancc aiound."
Wiil a winl ol His cyc, Kiislna goi ilc suppoii liom ilc asscmblcd sallis and
lalscly spolc, "O asscmbly, I'vc dclcaicd ilcsc wlimsical young giils, bui jusi scc
ilcii laislncss."
Tlc asscmbly ol gopis said, "Kiislna, il You win, ilcn wly didn'i You say
anyiling wlcn ilc gopis aiiaclcd Madlumangala'"
Kiislna said, "I was asionislcd!"
Visalla said, "I ollci my obcisanccs io Youi cycbiows and Youi cioolcd glanccs
ilai aic lilc womcn ilai bccamc oui cncmics by iuining oui clasiiiy. Now ilcy
aic dcmonsiiaiing ilc lalsiiy ol Youi woids, bccoming oui sallis and maling us
lappy, ilougl."
Nandimulli said, "Givc us Youi Kausiubla gcm, Madlublidi!", and smiling
Kundavalli iool ii liom Aglaniala's clcsi and lung ii on Sii Radla's clcsi. Tlcn
Kiislna's icllcciion lcll in ilc Kausiubla gcm on Radlila's clcsi.
Tlcn Kundalaia said, "O Kiislna, low bcauiilully You aic icllccicd bciwccn
Radlila's bicasis! Oui ol gicai lovc ilis ling ol jcwcls lccps You on ilc bicasis ol
Youi bclovcd Onc."
Wlilc icais iollcd liom His cycs, Giiidlaii iold His own icllcciion, "llcsscs, O
blcsscd you aic, Piaiibimba. You aic ilc all bcauiilul Kiislna. I'm simply youi
icllcciion. I always dcsiic io bc wlcic you aic now, bciwccn Sii Radlila's
bicasis!"
Sii Radlila, sccing Kiislna's bclovcd lacc icllccicd on Hci bosom, cuiscd Hci
blousc liom siopping His ioucl and Hci slyncss loi siopping Hci liom looling ai
Him. Slc was siunncd and immciscd in bliss.
Kundalaia ilcn said, "O occans ol iasa, play again! Tlis iimc, pui Youi cmbiaccs
ai sialc."
So, Tlcy playcd again and Kiislna, wlo won by clcaiing, bccamc cagci io collcci
His piizc. Wlcn Radlila icsisicd, Mulunda said, "O pioud giil, wly do You
liown and coniiaci Youi body' I lavc won by piopci mcans! Alilougl You aic
sulala, oi naiuially gcncious, You lavc bccomc sucl a misci, now."
Alici Kiislna collccicd His piizc, Tlcy playcd again, puiiing lisscs ai sialc. Tlis
iimc Radla won, slowing gicai impudcncc. Kiislna smilcd and lcpi His clccl
closc io Radlila's loius lacc, saying, "Salli, I'm dclcaicd in ilis asscmbly. Collcci
Youi piizc ol lisscs."
Hcaiing ilis, Sii Radlila and Hci sallis loolcd ai Him and lauglcd, covciing
ilcii mouils wiil ilcii vcils. Wlcn ilc lauglici calmcd down somcwlai, Sii
Radlila said, "O biavc boy, I did noi dclcai You!"
Tlcn Kiislna said, "So bc ii!" and icpcaicdly lisscd Hci clccls by loicc.
Radlila angiily iold Kundalaia, "Kaundi, dailing ol youi cousin-in-law, alici
ascciiaining ilis diiiy piizc you aic laugling. Wly don'i you play wiil Kiislna'"
and sioppcd playing.
Widc cycd Kundalaia said, "Salli, now I play loi Kiislna's lluic and Youi vina.
Tlis iimc You will win ilis dicc gamc."
Tlcn, Radlila indccd won. So Slc said, "O Kiislna, givc Mc Youi lluic." Kiislna
lcli in His sasl, bui Hc could noi lind ilc lluic. So, Hc aslcd Madlumangala
wlcic ii was.
Madlumangala said, "Wlcic am I, a wandcici ol ilc loicsi loi so long, and wlcic
aic You, ioaming aiound lcic lilc mad, jusi loi lun' Wlcic am I, icligion
pcisonilicd, and wlcic aic You, aiiaclcd io gambling, diinling and womcn' Youi
Kausiubla gcm is alicady losi. Now You also losi Youi cnclanicd wcapon, ilc
lluic. Now You can blisslully sing ilc 'ii ii' song wiil Youi mouil, wlcicvci You
go!"
Laliia said, O noblc onc, wcll spolcn! Now ilai ilc lluic is gonc, low will youi
liicnd aiiiaci ilc gopis inio ilc loicsi' And, low will Hc pass ilc iimc' You'ic in
big iioublc!"
Madlumangala said, "Wlai do you say, Laliia' You alonc lavc lovc loi Kiislna
and you alonc aic mcicilul io mc. O blcsscd onc, you will lavc io solvc ilis pooi
bialmin's pioblcm." Hcaiing ilis, ilc laii cycd gopis lauglcd.
Laliia angiily said, "O iwicc boin onc, slc wlo acccpis you as piicsi and givcs you
ilc divinc icmnanis ol ollciings io Duiga, ilai Clandiavali, ilc liicnd ol Padma,
mounis youi slouldcis and comcs inio ilis lunja io iclicvc ilc cioiic allliciion ol
youi liicnd, Kiislna."
Kiislna said, "Laliia, siop joling and icll Mc wlcic My lluic is!"
Laliia said, "How do I lnow'"
Kiislna said, "Laliia, you aic My slclici! Did youi liicnd, Radlila, sical ii'"
Laliia said, "Vislnu!! No onc ol us sicals oilci mcn's piopciiy!"
Kiislna: "Tlcn did you ialc My muiali wlcn ii lcll liom My sasl wlilc wc wcic
swinging'"
Laliia: "Madlava, I swcai on ilc sun ilai I did noi ialc ii."
Kiislna: "Tlcn did you sical ii wlilc wc wcic diunl'"
Laliia: "Acyuia, I swcai on Loid Vislnu ilai I did noi ialc ii!"
Kiislna: "Tlcn did you ialc ii wlilc wc playcd in ilc waici'"
Laliia: "O loiuc cycd Onc, I swcai io You I did noi ialc Youi lluic."
Kiislna: "Tlcn wlcic las ii gonc'"
Laliia said, "O asscmblcd sallis, bclold ilis lun."
Kundalaia said, "O cousin, You losi Youi lluic duiing ilc dicc gamc! Il You cannoi
pay Youi piizc now, Radlila will bind You up wiil ilc iopcs ol Hci vinc-lilc
aims and biing You io King Cupid. Wlai aigumcni do You lavc againsi ilai'"
Nandimulli said, "Radla! Alo! Il You bind ilc son ol ilc ling ol Viaja wiil ilcsc
iopcs, wc cannoi bcai io scc His sullciing. So spaic us and jusi ialc His ycllow
scail."
Madlava iold Madlumangala, "Iiicnd, you lavc siudicd asiiology, so lool in youi
claiis io scc wlo iool my Muiali'"
Alici somc siudy, Madlumangala said, "Kiislna, Laliia iool ii!"
Laliia said, "O cioolcd onc, I didn'i do ii!"
Tlcn Giiidlaii said, "Aliigli, ilcn opcn youi blousc and youi biaid and lci Mc
scc. Oilciwisc, wlai lcai would I lavc (io lool loi ii Myscll)'"
Wlcn Laliia lcaid ilis ilicai, lci gaimcnis slool and Haii camc up io lci, lcld
lci biaid and opcncd lci blousc wiil His nails, wlicl madc lci winl ai Him,
iowaids Radlila. Tlinling ilai Radlila lad ilc lluic, Haii ilcn wcni io Hci, bui
Radlila winlcd iowaids Visalla. Tlcn, coming io Visalla, slc again linicd io
Him iowaids oilci sallis. Wlicl gopis blousc was noi iippcd opcn in ilis way'
Tlcn onc loicsi nympl camc and said, "Jaiila las aiiivcd in ilc Suiya icmplc!"
Hcaiing ilis, ilc gopis ai oncc gavc up ilcii blisslull spoiis and wcni io scc Jaiila
wiil lcailul cycs.
Sccing Radlila, Jaiila aslcd Hci, "O dauglici, wly aic You so laic'"
Sii Radlila said, "Wc wcni io bailc in ilc Manasa Ganga."
Jaiila: "Wly didn'i I scc Kundalaia ilcic'"
Radlila: "Slc wcni io gci My piicsi."
Jaiila: "Wly didn'i slc comc lcic all ilis iimc'"
Radlila: "Lool, ilcic slc comcs wiil ilc piicsi!"
Tlcn Kundalaia camc wiil Kiislna, wlo was dicsscd as a bialmin boy and iold
Jaiila, "Today I couldn'i lind a bialmin boy anywlcic in Viaja, cvcn alici a long
scaicl. lui now I'vc lound ilis disciplc ol Gaiga muni liom Mailuia, wlo lnows
all scicnccs. Lvcn ilc sclolais and ilc inicllcciuals piaisc ilis boy as ilc bcsi ol
bialmaclaiis. Vciy cagcily I'vc biougli Him lcic! Plcasc acccpi Him as piicsi loi
youi dauglici-in-law"
Jaiila iold ilc piicsi, "O bcsi ol bialmins, simply on sccing You I lccl blcsscd!
Lngagc my dauglici-in-law in woislip. Tlcn, all my dcsiics will bc lullillcd."
Kiislna, wlo woic a wliic iobc, wlo lcpi a bool and daibla giass in His lands,
wlosc cycs wcic pcacclul and wlosc swcci voicc could cmbody ilc songs ol ilc
Sama Vcda, iold Jaiila, "O old onc, alilougl ii is impiopci loi a bialmacaii io
lool ai womcn, I will ncvciilclcss lclp youi vciy clasic dauglici-in-law, wlosc
body is covcicd wiil gaimcnis, io woislip ilc sun (oi Mc), wlo lullills all
dcsiics."
Kiislna pionounccd a blcssing and iold sly Radlila wiil ilc lowcicd cycs, "O
clasic giil, acccpi Mc as ilc pciloimci ol ilc scivicc ol ilc Loid ol ilc day, ilc
sun, Miiia (Youi liicnd, Mc). Now collcci Youi paiaplcinalia and icmcmbci
Miiia, plcasc lim iicmcndously. I wil pionouncc ilc maniia 'om jaya saiva
vyapalcslwaia' (gloiy io ilc all pcivading Loid) jagaddliialaiin (ilc bcnclacioi
ol ilc woild) blaslaia (ilc Radiani Onc) ilsana iamonuda (ilc dcsiioyci ol ilc
cycs' dailncss) sasvai padminigana vilasala (wlo always causcs ilc loius llowcis,
oi ilc gopis, io blossom) blano dlaimadaya (O sun, wlo gianis icligious mciii)
paiamaiila saviiic (O iiansccndcnial sun) lamadaya (lulllillci ol dcsiics) malasc
asiu namas ic (all obcisanccs unio you, O Gicai Onc!)"
Jaiila said, "O bcsi ol bialmins, My son, Ablimanyu, will givc You millions ol
cows! May You livc long and licc liom iioublc! I piay loi ilis boon loi You."
Aglasaiiu (Kiislna) said, "So bc ii."
Madlumangala said, "I will icciic piaycis io ilc sun god," wlilc lis cycs lcll on
ilc amplc lood ollciings.
lui, Jaiila said, "You lool! Iiicnd ol a dcbauclci! Wlai aic you doing lcic' Tlis
claiming bluisl boy will do ilc puja loi my dauglici-in-law cvciy day liom now
on!" Ai ilc cnd ol ilc puja, Jaiila gavc gold in claiiiy, bui Haii did noi acccpi ii,
so Madlumangala iool ilc gold and aic ilc lood.
Kiislna iold Radlila, "O mosi clasic giil, jusi say blavasic namal (lomoi io ilc
cllulgcni Onc), do paiiliama (wall aiound ilc icmplc in a ciiclc) and ollci Youi
obcisanccs wiil Youi lcad on ilc giound."
So Radlila did so, Hci lcaii lillcd wiil scniimcnis iowaids His ambiosial
clcvcincss. lui wlilc Slc ollcicd Hci obcisanccs, Kiislna's lluic lcll oui ol Hci
biaid, maling a sound lilc 'ilanai!' lui Slc didn'i icalizc ii.
Tlcn Jaiila said, "Wlai is ilis, wlai is ilis '!", iool ilc lluic and slouicd, "lum!
lum!" wiil icddisl cycs ol angci, clasiising doc-cycd Radlila lilc a snalc.
Sii Radlila said, "Aiya! Today ilis lluic jusi lcll liom ilc slopc ol Govaidlana
Hill! Tlai's wlcic I goi ii liom. lccausc ii givcs Mc so mucl iioublc, I wanicd io
iliow ii inio ilc Yamuna. Wly aic you so angiy'"
Jaiila said, "O polluicd, lowboin giil! You'ic always iiying io clcai mc. I will icll
ilc asscmbly ol cldcily gopis aboui You and wc will considci a suiiablc
punislmcni loi You and ilai lusiy boy."
Kiislna said, "O old onc, wly aic you angiily slouiing ai youi dauglici-in-law' I
don'i undcisiand. I'm youi bcnclacioi, so icll Mc cvciyiling lianlly, cvcn il ii is
cmbaiassing."
Jaiila said, "Aiya, o son ol a bialmana, do You lnow ilc ling ol Viaja'"
Kiislna said, "Ycs, lc is lamous cvcn in Mailuia Puii!"
Jaiila: "Hc las onc son..."
Kiislna: "Ycs. Hc las lillcd Aglasuia, lalasuia and Kcsi! I lnow Him"
Jaiila: "Lisicn, Hc las ilc icndcncy io wiccl ilc gopis clasiiiy. Tlcic's no onc,
cxccpi my dauglici-in-law wlo's managcd io icmaincd puic. Hc aiiiacis ilcm
wiil ilc cnclaniing songs ol His lluic inio ilc loicsi, wlcic Hc...Om Sii Vislnava
Namal!"
Hcaiing Jaiila's woids, Kiislna smilcd and said, "Rcally' Wlai is ilis lluic lilc'
Givc ii io Mc!" Hc iool ii in His land and loolcd ai ii as il Hc'd ncvci sccn ii
bcloic.
Jaiila said, "Aiya, O cxpcii Onc! Il You lilc, You can ialc ilis jcwcllcd lluic wiil
You, oui ol Viaja, io Mailuia. Lci ilc clasic giils lcic bc lixcd in ilcii lamily
duiics. Now, il You will lollow mc, I will quiclly iciuin io my lomc wiil my
dauglici-in-law. O occan ol qualiiics, plcasc comc lcic cvciy day io do suiya puja
loi us. lc lind io Youi dcvoicc and lci dauglici-in-law."
In ilis way, ilc ncciai vinc ol Aglaii's pasiimcs, ilai pcivadcs ilc ilicc woilds,
blossoms in Viaja ai midday. I lavc piclcd ilc llowcis ilai aic vciy dcai io ilc laii
cycd gopis and ilai Cupid uscs io malc aiiows ilai picicc ilcii lcaiis. Anyonc
wlo is piciccd lilc ilai bccomcs lappy in Kiislna's company! Alici Jaiila lonoicd
Haii, wlo was clad as a bialmin boy, slc wcni lomc wiil Radlila and Hci
sallis. Kiislna also wcni lomc, lolding lands wiil His dcai liicnds, occasionally
looling bclind Him io scc Sii Radlila, uniil Hc lad iciuincd io His cows and
cowlcid boy liicnds.
Tlus cnds clapici liliccn ol Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna llavanamiiia
Malalavya," callcd 'Radla and Kiislna Play Dicc and Woislip ilc Sun God.'
Chapfer 16
Affernoon Pasfimes
(3:36 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Alilougl Slc was lixcd in Hci lovc loi Hci dcaicsi Kiislna, Sii Radlila losi Hci
paiicncc wlcn Hc vanislcd liom ilc coincis ol Hci cycs, ilai wcic lilc His abodc
and loolcd lilc spoilcss loius llowcis. Tlcn allliciions lilc soiiow loicibly
aiiaclcd Hci lcaii, cniciing ii io bical ii. As Slc was alllicicd by ilc discasc ol
scpaiaiion liom Hci Pianapiiya, Hci sallis iiicd io cuic Hci wiil ilc mcdicinc ol
ilcii consoling woids, bui all was luiilc. Sii Radlila cxpciicnccd a sccond io lasi a
millcnnium, Hci paicni's lomc io bc lilc a waicilcss wcll and Hci slamc io bc lilc
a nci as laid as diamonds. Alilougl Hci sallis scivcd Hci as was piopci by
icpcaicdly smcaiing Hci body wiil sandalwood pasic, loius pollcn and camploi,
ilc lcai ol lci alllicicd body madc ilcsc subsianccs diy up and ilcn ilcy lad io
apply ilcm again. Jusi ilcn, Clandanalala, onc salli wlo was cxciicd by divinc
lovc, camc bcloic Hci.
Tlc sallis aslcd lci, "Wlcic do you comc liom'"
Clandanalala said, "Iiom Viindavana."
Sallis: "Wlai loi'"
Clandanalala: "On ilc oidci ol quccn Yasloda!"
Sallis: "Wlai was ilai oidci'"
Clandanalala: "To cngagc Radlila in quiclly cooling somciling loi Kiislna and
io biing ii io lci."
Sallis: "Wlai is Kiislna doing now'"
Clandanalala: "Hc's playing dillcicni ball gamcs wiil His liicnds."
Kiislna said, "A-ic Siidaman, wlai aic you saying' Don'i you icmcmbci ilai ilc
sioiics ol My gloiics busi opcn youi cais, and ilai I almosi ciuslcd you wiil My
bolililc aims, wiclding a iod' Il you dcsiic youi own wcllaic, ilcn you slould gci
oui, iigli alici lcaiing aboui oui ligli.
Siidama said, "Siidama, wlo is lamous loi lis powci, las bccn vicioiious and will
icmain vicioiious, ilai can bc sccn on Youi slouldcis (Siidama sai ilci alici
dclcaiing Kiislna, llagavaia Puiana 10.1S.2+), bui You siill diminisl Youi own
gloiics by slowing Youi icsilcssncss wiil Youi angiy and pioud lacc' You'ic so
pioud ol lilling ilcsc dcmons, bui loi no icason. Tlc bialmins lillcd Puiana wiil
ilcii maniias, and did You cnici Aglasuia's body alonc, oi wlai' And il You say,
'I lilicd Govaidlana Hill', ilcn I'll say ii wcni up in ilc aii by iiscll, bcing plcascd
wiil oui Govaidlana puja! Wly aic You so pioud'"
"O sallis!" Clandanalala said, "in ilis way Kiislna bccamc vciy cnilusiasiic io
ligli wiil His liicnds, wlo woislippcd His splcndid iays wiil millions ol lcaiis
by spiinlling Him wiil ilc ncciai diops ol ilcii pioud woids. lcing lovc
pcisonilicd, Hc spcni somc iimc wiil iwo oi ilicc ol ilcsc liicnds on ilc banl ol
ilc Yamuna." In ilis way Clandanalala savcd Sii Radlila's lilc by iliowing Hci
Iisllilc lcaii liom ilc diy land ol scpaiaiion liom Hci Piiyaiama bacl inio ilc
ncciai iivci ol Kiislna consciousncss by iclling Hci sioiics aboui Him. Tlcn, slc
iold Radlila ilai quccn Yasloda, wlosc lcaii was moisicncd by allcciion loi lci
son, Kiislna, lad oidcicd Hci io cool a mcal loi Him.
lcloic cooling, Sii Radlila was oinamcnicd wiil sixiccn swcci alalpa oinamcnis:
a bail, gaimcnis, oiduic ol sandalwood pasic, iilala, a loius llowci, malaii
piciiuics on Hci clccls, looilac, llowci gailand, biaid, piaiisaia amulci, cai
oinamcnis, cyclinci, nosc pcail, diop ol musl on Hci clin, llowcis in Hci laii and
bcicl lcavcs. Tlcn, ilcic aic Hci iwclvc ablaiana oinamcnis, namcly Hci cicsi
jcwcl, giaivcyala nccl oinamcni, anllcis, lcyuia aimlcis, sasl wiil bclls, loop
caiiings, icgulai caiiings, banglcs, nccllaccs, anllcbclls, lingci and ioc iings.
Alici bcing ilus oinamcnicd, Sii Radlila cagcily said, "Tlis alicinoon sccms io
lasi lilc a ilousand millcnnia and siill ilc day is noi ovci, yci. Tlis dccciilul
Cicaioi madc ilis alicinoon jusi lilc a iod io ciusl my inscci-lilc lcaii." Tlcn,
Slc bcgan io ciy siicams ol icais and Hci lacc wilicd wiil soiiow.
Laliia ilcn quiclly lound a icmcdy by biinging Radla upon ilc waicliowci,
saying, "Radla, comc oui ol ilc soui occan ol Youi soiiow. Lool ai ilc dusi
iliown up by Kiislna's cows ilcic in ilc casi!"
Sii Radlila said, "O auspicious Onc, ilis is noi dusi, bui camploi powdci io cool
oll My alllicicd cycs, cniciing liom alai. Oi is ii a mcdicinc io icvivc My biid-lilc
lilc aiis, ilai lad comc up io My ilioai, biinging ii bacl io My lcaii'" Jusi ilcn, a
cool bicczc blcw liom ilc casi, so Sii Radlila said, "Laliia, I'm vciy loiiunaic ilai
ilis mcicilul casicin wind ilai caiiics ilc swcai diops ol youi bclovcd Onc is
icviving Mc! Tlis wind is noi only in namc, bui also wiil iis qualiiics ilc lilc aii ol
ilc woild. O salli, is ilc loving son ol ilc ling ol Viaja icmcmbciing My
misciablc condiiion ol scpaiaiion liom Him, quiclly coming iowaids Mc now,
Kccping His cows in lioni ol Himscll' How can Hc movc swilily wlcn His gaii is
naiuially slow lilc ilai ol a lusiy bull' And low can Hc comc closci wlilc Hc's on
ilc disiani looi pail'"
Laliia said, "Radla, wly aic You so sad' Youi lovci is almosi lcic now! Hc wcais
spoilcss iilala and las icsilcss cuily locls langing ovci His loiclcad ilai is
suiioundcd by lumming bccs. Tlc liagiancc ol His iulasi gailand pcivadcs all
diicciions and Hc dcsiioys all Youi soiiow wiil His sliglily lowcicd ciimson
iuiban wiil a pcacocl lcailci siucl in ii. Hc docs japa ol His cows' namcs,
accoiding io ilcii colois, on a jcwcllcd mala, calling ilcm by namc, 'Hcc lcc
Pingc. Dlumic. Dlavali. Sabali. Sycni. Haiini.' and counis ilcm, cvcnilougl ilcy
aic innumciablc. In ilis way, Hc sooilcs Youi cycs ilai aic buining wiil ilc lcvci
ol scpaiaiion liom Him. Radla, lisicn io ilc sound ol His lluic, ilai aiiiacis all ilc
giils ol Viaja liom ilcii lomcs and ilai causcs Cupid io aiisc in ilcii lcaiis. Lci's
dcccivc oui supciiois and go io ilc gaidcn io picl llowcis." So, Radla quiclly
lollowcd Hci sallis downsiaiis, Hci paiicncc bcing diminislcd by Hci cagcincss
io scc Kiislna..
Hcaiing Kiislna's lluic, Slyamala salli said, "Salli lalulamalc, you don'i lavc io
dccoiaic my cais wiil llowcis anymoic. Tlcy aic alicady dccoiaicd by ilc song ol
Kiislna's lluic! Lci mc go, I lall ai youi lcci. I will bc coolcd oll only by ilc
Kiislna-cloud. Tlcic's no nccd loi mc io pui blaclisl mascaia on my cycs,
bccausc bluc mascaia Kiislna is coming liom ilc loicsi io iclicvc ilc allliciion ol
my cycs!" Saying ilis, Slyamala ilicw oll all ol lci oinamcnis and quiclly camc
io scc Sii Radlila.
Tlc doc cycd gopi gioup lcadcis (yuilcslwaiis) said io cacl oilci, "lladia, don'i
dclay! Clandiavali, givc up youi soiiow and lool ai Kiislna. Dlnaya, givc up
youi complaccncy. Kamala, quiclly comc oui ol youi lousc! Pali, wly aic you siill
lccling sad' Quiclly comc and bc icvivcd by ilc ncciai ol Haii's bcauiilul limbs."
To laciliiaic Kiislna's mcciing wiil His dcai oncs, lalaiama, Siidama and ilc
oilci boys wcni alcad ol Him io Nandislwaia wiil ilc cows ilai wcic calling
ilcii calvcs wiil ilcii mooing and ilai ian alcad io mcci ilcm. Tlc boys ilcn
cnicicd Nandislwaia io lili ilcii moilcis oui ol ilc occan ol ilcii soiiow. Wlcn
Kiislna slowly cnicicd ilc villagc (Yavai oi laisana) Hc ilicw ilc slcndci gopis
inio a wliilpool ol cioiic bliss wiil His icsilcss, lazy glanccs. His llowci gailand
swung on His clcsi and Hc was playing ball wiil ilc gopis' llowciball-lilc minds
in wlicl ilc occan ol His youillul, naiuial bcauiy was swclling. Wiil His lusici,
Kiislna madc ilc ioads lool lilc loicsis ol blooming bluc loius llowcis and ilc
gopis' bcc-lilc cycs lcasicd on ilc swcci loncy ol ilcsc loius llowcis. Kiislna's
anllcbclls jinglcd loudly as Hc slowly movcd on inio Golula wiil His dcai liicnds.
Sccing ilis, Slyamala said, "Salli, ilcic's no nccd io pioudly lold onio youi
slamc. Radla, Vaiada Pasupaii las comc! Lool ai Him wiil ilc bcc-lilc pupils ol
Youi loius-lilc cycs. Il You woislip Pasupaii lilc ilis, You will lind iclicl liom ilc
onslauglis ol His cncmy, Cupid. Sucl auspicious oppoiiuniiics aic iaic."
Sii Radlila icplicd, "Slyama, quiclly iun ilcic and woislip ilis Malcsla by
ollciing Him youi iwo soli loius buds. O laii laccd onc, il youi dcsiics aic lullillcd
in a momcni iliougl ilis woislip, I will bc submcigcd in an occan ol bliss and
ncciai."
Slyamala said io Laliia, "Salli Laliia, Don'i lic io mc. Wly did ilis young
loncybcc lcavc ilc blooming vincs, and wly is lc dizzy'"
Laliia said, "Salli Slyama, ii's iiuc! Tlis young loncybcc lcll on ilc incompaiably
liagiani malaii vinc and cannoi movc anymoic."
As Radlila and Slyama's discussion coolcd oll Kiislna's cais lilc a siicam liom a
pond ol lovc, Sii Radlila's blossoming, loius-lilc lacc, wiil Hci dancing,
wagiailbiid-lilc cycs, lid in ilc blossoming vincs again, alici laving oncc bccn
sccn by Kiislna's cycs.
Anxiously, Giiidlaii ilougli, "Ala! Tlc iliisiy claloia biid ol My cycs only
siucl oui iis bcal io diinl ilc ncciai ol ilc iising moon. A-ic Cicaioi, you big
ollcndci! Damn you loi ialing ilis ncciai away, again."
Sii Radlila ilougli, "O Lajja (slamc)! You don'i lavc io lcavc My wlolc body.
Jusi lcavc ilc coincis ol My cycs loi a wlilc, so I can jusi oncc licl ilc ncciai ol
Kiislna's lacc. O cloud ol bliss, bc plcascd wiil Mc. Don'i obsiiuci My vision! O
Cupid, I lall ai youi lcci. Don'i malc mc slivci anymoic." Tlcn, Slc icpcaicdly
iold Hcciscll wiil lovc, "How will I bc so bold io lili My cycs jusi oncc io lool ai
Kiislna'" Jusi ilcn, Hci sallis clcvcily pullcd ai Hci liom a vinc lunja, biinging
Hci inio Kiislna's sigli. Sii Radlila loolcd ai Kiislna wiil anxious cycs. How
amazing! As ilc icd Saiaswaii siicam ol Kiislna's glanccs bccamc onc wiil ilc
bluc Yamuna siicam ol Radlila's glanccs, ilcy iuincd as wliic as ilc cuiicni ol
ilc Ganga. Tlc Tiivcni, in wlicl Radla and Kiislna's clcplani-lilc lcaiis ilus
uniicd also causcd ilc loius llowci ol ilc gopis' cycs io blossom. Tlai is also
amazing! Tlus ilc iasila couplc, Radla Madlava, bccamc siunncd on ilc ioad.
Sccing ilis, Radlila's sallis anxiously iool Hci lomc and Kiislna's sallis also
iool Kiislna lomc. Tlcsc lclplul liicnds consolcd Tlcm, piomising Tlcm ilai
Tlcy could mcci again alici sundown, so ilai Tlcy would noi laini liom misciy.
Tlcn, Sii Kiislna, wlo is ilc cmbodicd spiiii ol paicnial allcciion and ilc cxicinal
lilc ol His moilci and lailci, camc lomc. Upon sccing ilis, Visalla scni Tulasi
manjaii oll io quccn Yasloda wiil Kiislna's lavoiiic ncciai pic.
Sii Radlila said, "Visalla, ilis slamclcss womanisci wanis io pui His lands on
My giidlc. Hc loicibly aiiaclc Mc lcic on ilc ioad. Did you scc ilai, O cuiious
onc' Alilougl I ciicd oui loud, ilai iavislci ol maidcns wouldn'i lci mc go!
Quiclly call Jaiila and biing lci lcic."
Madly lamcniing in ilis way, Sii Radlila bccamc wcal. Slc slivcicd and
pcispiicd oui ol allliciion and wlcn Slc opcncd Hci cycs, Slc was asionislcd io
lind Hciscll lying on a bcd ol llowcis. Jusi io dclcai Cupid's onslauglis, Slc aslcd
Hci sallis wiil a laliciing voicc, "Wlcic is My dcai Onc' Wlai am I doing lcic'
Is ilis lousc Piiyaiama's llowci gaidcn oi ilc lousc ol My supciiois' Is ii cvcning,
moining oi nigli iimc' Am I aslccp oi awalc'"
Onc salli said, "O loius laccd Onc, You lavc lcli ilc gaidcn and comc lomc.
Youi Piiyaiama also wcni lomc alici playing wiil You in ilc lunja. Hc's now
sooiling His paicnis' inicnsc allliciion ol scpaiaiion liom Him! Hc will comc laici
io malc Youi loius-lilc cycs bloom again."
Tlc lalc ol Viaja, ilai lad diicd up liom ilc scvcic lcai ol ilc sun ol scpaiaiion
liom Kiislna, was now again blisslully lillcd up by ilc ccsiaiic slowcis liom ilc
Kiislna cloud ilai madc ilc loius lilc laccs ol ilc Viajavasis bloom up wiil
saiislaciion oncc moic.
Tlus cnds clapici sixiccn ol Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna llavanamiiia
Malalavya," callcd 'Alicinoon Pasiimcs.'
Chapfer 17
Evening Pasfimes
(6:00 p.m. - 8:2+ p.m.)
Wlilc Kiislna cnicicd ilc mcadows, ilc dcmigoddcsscs in ilc sly said io cacl
oilci, "Salli, ilc sun and Kiislna aic boil liicnds ol ilc loius llowcis and ilcy
aic boil cllulgcni, bui Kiislna, bcing lcavy oi valuablc, siays on ilc caiil, wlilc
ilc sun, bcing ligli oi clcap, langs in ilc sly wiil iis ycllow ligli. Tlc Cicaioi is
a big lool iiying io compaic ilcm wiil cacl oilci. Is ilcic anyonc wlo would
compaic a musiaid sccd io gold' Tlc sun slincs only in ilc day, bui Kiislna
slincs day and nigli. Tlc sun is mcicly visiblc io ilc cycs, bui Kiislna slowcis
ilc cycs wiil a siicam ol iiansccndcnial bliss. Tlc sun only icvcals moving and
nonmoving bcings, slcdding lis ligli on ilcm, bui Kiislna icvcals ilc icligion ol
sacicd lovc, lovc loi Him. Tlc sun las laisl iays, bui Kiislna's soli iays aic lilc
an occan ol swccincss. Tlc sun las a ilousand go (iays), bui Kiislna las billions
ol go (cows). Tlc sun only icmovcs ilc maiciial dailncss, bui Kiislna icmovcs
ilc dailncss ol maya (illusion). Tlc bcauiy ol ilc sun is somciimcs covcicd by ilc
clouds, wlilc Kiislna's bcauiy dclcais ilai ol a cloud. Tlc sun is unablc io icmovc
ilc lady lovcs' lcai ol ilc upcoming day by placing lis laia (iays) on ilcii
claliavala-lilc bicasis. Hc icdccms ilcm liom disiicss in namc only, bui Kiislna
is ically ilc bcsi boai loi ilc gopis io cioss ovci ilc occan ol ilcii lovc pangs wlcn
Hc placcs His laia (lands) on ilcii claliavala-lilc bicasis.
Tlc caiil is suicly blcsscd by ilc suniisc, bui ilis samc son also scis again,
wlcicas Kiislna blcsscs ilc caiil wiil ilc ioucl ol His loius lcci day and nigli.
Ai ilc cnd ol ilc day ilc sun gocs io ilc gavadislwaia (casicin) asa (diicciion,
and Kiislna, wlo is a minc ol incompaiablc qualiiics, gocs io lullill ilc asa
(dcsiics) ol His gavadislwaia (paicnis, ilc masicis ol ilc cows), going oui ol ilc
sigli ol us unloiiunaic dcmigoddcsscs." Tlc sun cxpciicnccd ilis lind ol claiici
liom ilc dcvis (dcmigoddcsscs) lilc ncciai io lis cais. "Hc's ically a lool io ilinl
ilai ilcy spcal aboui lim wlcn ilcy scc ilai Kiislna gocs io ilc casi! Hc lalscly
ilinls limscll io bc so loiiunaic and aiiiaciivc."
Wlcn Kiislna siiollcd iliougl ilc siiccis ol ilc iown, Hc was slowcicd wiil
llowcis moisicncd by ilc icais ol ilc dcmigoddcsscs ilai siood on ilc iools on
boil sidcs ol ilc siicci, and wlcn Hc loolcd up, all ilc laii cycd gopis ilougli,
"Kiislna is looling ai mc!" and slivcicd wiil ilc liglcsi bliss, piaising ilcii own
loiiunc. Wlcn Kiislna cnicicd His paicnis' livingioom, Hc mcigcd inio ilc ncciai
occan ol ilcii allcciion, wlilc ilc sun sanl inio ilc sali waici occan as a pcncncc
io aiiain Kiislna's audicncc oncc moic.
Lvcn cool ilings lilc loius pollcn, liagiani usiia giass, camploi, sandalwood pasic
and loius llowcis wcic noi ablc io biing down Gandlaivila's loi lcvci ol
scpaiaiion liom Kiislna. Jusi ilcn, onc salli camc liom Nandislwai and bcgan io
spiinllc Hci cailolcs wiil diops ol ilc ncciai lilc sioiics aboui Kiislna, bcing
oidcicd by Laliia.
Doc cycd Radlila camc bacl io Hci scnscs, goi up and caiclully aslcd lci, "Salli,
ioday My uiicily alllicicd dcscii-lilc cais aic blcsscd bccausc ilcy cxpciicnccd a
wondcilul ncciai slowci in My dicam ilai coolcd ilcm oll amd madc ilcm
lappy."
Laliia said, "O laii laccd Onc, Tulasi manjaii las comc liom ilc lousc ol quccn
Yasloda io Slowci You wiil ncciaican sioiics aboui Youi lovci. Tlai's low You
wolc up."
Loius cycd Radlila ilcn iold Tulasi, "Tulasi, gloiily My Piiyaiama's qualiiics
bcloic ilc asscmblcd sallis."
Tulasi said, "Wlcn Kiislna camc io ilc iown gaic and lailci Nanda saw Him,
Nanda cxicndcd lis aims and cmbiaccd Him. Iailci Nanda's body was siunncd
and siuddcd wiil goosc bumps ol ccsiasy as lc iool Kiislna on lis lap. Togcilci,
Tlcy slonc lilc a bcauiilul, bluc loius llowci in a lalc on Mouni Kailasa. Nanda
baba sliglily icmovcd Kiislna's iuiban io smcll His lcad and slowcicd Him wiil
lis icais ol lovc. Hc covcicd Kiislna's lacc wiil lis lacc, so ilai ilcy loolcd lilc a
spoilcss auiumn cloud covciing ilc moon wlo icmovcd ilc lcaicd allliciion wiil
lis cool iays.
"Quccn Yosloda spcni ilc cvcning in gicai disiicss, walling oui ol lci lousc onio
ilc palacc couiiyaid and bacl again, lci lacc diicd up liom dillcicni woiiics aboui
lci son's dclay in iciuining lomc. Suddcnly, slc saw lci bclovcd boy and lci cycs
cmiiicd a Yamuna-siicam ol icais and lci bicasis a Ganga-siicam ol mill. Siunncd
wiil ccsiasy, slc cmbiaccd lci boy and aslcd Him aboui His wcllaic. Slc was noi
ablc io scc Him piopcily bccausc lci cycs wcic lillcd wiil loving icais. Tlcn,
Rolini, lalaiama's moilci, pciloimcd a claiming aiaii ccicmony loi Kiislna by
waving small goldcn lamps, wlicl lcld buining wicls, and ilcn placcd Him on
His moilci's lap. Is Kiislna lilc ilc moon, siiiing on ilc lap ol His biiil placc
wlo is lilc a ncciai occan ol paicnial allcciion' Is Hc ilc ling ol lovc-jcwcls,
siiiing in His own minc, oi is Hc a sappliic oinamcniing a doll, iinicd bluc by His
cllulgcncc, smcaicd wiil ilc musl ol ncciaican allcciion, placcd niccly on lci lap
by laic'
"Alilougl Kiislna alicady sai on His moilci's lap, Yasloda was siill siunncd wiil
ccsiasy, so Kiislna allccciionaicly iold lci, 'O moilci, I'm alicady siiiing on youi
lap! Wly don'i you lool ai Mc insicad ol slowciing Mc wiil youi icais'' Saying
ilis, Hc wipcd ilc icais liom lci lacc wiil His own land, maling lci lappy lilc a
lcmalc swan on a lalc. Wiil lci bicasi mill, moilci Yasloda waslcd ilc cowdusi
liom Kiislna's body, and lovingly londlcd Him. Sccing ilai ilcic was no cnd io
Yasloda's ccsiasy, ilai llcw liom lci lilc incompaiablc wavcs, Vaisalya Laxmi, ilc
goddcss ol allcciion, biougli lci bacl io lci scnscs and cngagcd lci in caicssing
Kiislna's body wiil lci lands and cngaging lci maid scivanis in anoiniing and
bailing Him.
"Yasloda mclicd wiil allcciion as slc iold Kiislna, 'Vaisa, O abodc ol puic lovc, I
was vciy woiiicd wlcn You wcic in ilc loicsi icnding Youi cows! O moon laccd
Onc, you'ic noi cvcn sliglily lind io mc. O clild, loius ol Youi lamily, You don'i
ialc Youi moilci wiil You inio ilc loicsi cvcn oncc. O mcicilul Onc, alilougl a
vciy long day las passcd and alilougl Youi lailci icpcaicdly iiicd io ialc You
lomc, and cvcnilougl Youi liicnds could noi iolciaic ilcii laiiguc, lungci and
iliisi anymoic, You siill did noi comc lomc. Wly slould ilis moilci coniinuc io
mainiain lci laid and usclcss lilc'
"Madlu mangala ilcn said, 'Moilci, my vciy wlimsical liicnd Kiislna was
mcigcd in an occan ol playlulncss wiil His balali (boyliicnds oi giilliicnds) and
loigoi Himscll, wlai io spcal aboui you' I'm His only supciioi, O moilci! Il I
didn'i coniiol Him, ilcn Kiislna wouldn'i bc lomc yci!'
"Quccn Yasloda said, 'Wcll spolcn, laio! Lvciy day I scc nail mails on Kiislna's
body, bui ilcsc balas jusi don'i lisicn io my piolibiiion! Lvciy day again ilcy
loicibly sciaicl His body, ilai is moic icndci ilan a bluc loius llowci, wlilc ilcy
wicsilc wiil ilcii aims! Alas! Wlai slould I do io siop ilcsc naugliy boys''
"Radla!" Tulasi coniinucd, "alici lcaiing ilis convcisaiion, I was oidcicd by
Quccn Yasloda io do my sclcdulcd duiics. Tlcn Rolini wcni io ilc liiclcn,
wlilc moilci Yasloda londlcd Kiislna along wiil Pauinamasi, Kilimba, Mullaia,
Gaigi and all ilc icsi. Alici bailing, Kiislna was dicsscd in His usual ycllow
gaimcnis and His laii was bound in locls on ilc sidcs ol His loiclcad. Hc was
smcaicd wiil sandalwood pasic and adoincd wiil a Vaijayanii gailand ol loicsi
llowcis. Tlcn ilcy pui on His waisibclls, nccllaccs, aimlcis, banglcs, ilc
Kausiubla gcm, caiiings, anllcbclls and spoilcs iilala. Tlcn lalaiama,
Madlumangala and ilc oilci boys camc and moilci Yasloda scaicd ilcm all.
llisslully slc scivcd ilcm nicc swccis, sccnicd cold waici and ilicc linds ol lood
(io bc clcwcd, liclcd oi suclcd on). Wlilc ilcy wcic caiing, slc said, 'O boys,
ilcsc dislcs aic vciy dcai io you!' and scivcd ilcm ilc livc linds ol calcs, lilc
sidlulcli, ilai You coolcd. Tlcii livc scnscs mcigcd inio ilc occan ol ilc
ncciaican liagiancc, solincss, iasic and loims ol ilcsc calcs.
"Wlilc caiing, Madlumangala said, 'O moilci, wlocvci is so loiiunaic io smcll
ilcsc calcs loscs lis iasic loi ilc lcavcnly plancis oi libciaiion. Cuiscs on ilc
Cicaioi loi noi giving mc an unlimiicd bclly! I call anyonc wlo says, 'No, ilanl
you.', wlilc ilis is bcing scivcd, an ollcndci!.' Radlc, alici lcaiing ilcsc jolcs
liom Madlumangala and alici joling wiil lim, Kiislna linislcd His mcal and
iool icsi loi somc iimc, clcwing bcicl lcavcs, wiil His moilci's pcimission. Tlcn,
I camc lcic io scc You."
Saying ilis, Tulasi uniicd Hci apion and gavc Radlila somc Kiislna piasad
(lcliovci lood liom Kiislna's plaic). Sii Radlila and Hci giilliicnds lad ilcii cais
spiinllcd wiil Tulasi's ncciaican Kiislna sioiics and ilcii iongucs wiil ncciaican
Kiislna piasad ilai wcic lilc iwo iivcis ilai coolcd ilcm oll and madc ilcm
lappy.
Wlcn Sii Radlila lcaid ilai Kiislna lad gonc io ilc bain io mill ilc cows, Slc
lcli lomc on ilc picicxi ol ialing Hci cvcning bail and camc io ilc gaidcn on ilc
banl ol Pavana Saiovaia (in Nandigiam) wlcic Slc climbcd up on a wondcilul
waicl iowci wiil Hci giilliicnds. Hcic Slc could diinl ilc ambiosial bcams ol
Muiaii's moon-lilc lacc wiil Hci claloia biid lilc cycs and lind gicai bliss.
Slc said, "Aic ilc goldcn siiings ilai iic ilc pcails io Kiislna's iuiban, ilai siands
on His cuily locls ilai covci His lacc, sliglily swinging' Oi las ilc sun, ilc
swallowci ol dailncss, iiscn abovc ilc moon, winding ilc siais on ilc siiing ol
His iays wiil ilc icsilcss liglining' Kiislna's caiiings, ilai icsilcssly swing on His
clccls and ilai dcsiioy ilc dailncss ol ilc gopis clasiiiy aicn'i ically caiiings,
bui iwo boais ilai dancc io pioducc lovc, bcing unablc io siay iigli in lioni ol
Kiislna's moon-lilc lacc. Kiislna's aiiow-lilc glanccs, ilai icsidc abovc ilcsc
Malaia caiiings, aim io picicc oui minds. lui, ilcy losc ilcii conccniiaiion on ilc
iaigci as ilcy bccomc aliaid ol ilc lumming ol ilc bccs ilai ciiclc ovci ilcii
llowcis, inioxicaicd by diinling ilcii loncy. Ii is as il Cupid's caiiicis, ilc
Malaias, ilai dancc undci ilcsc aiiow-lilc glanccs, lavc iicd ilcm down.
Kiislna's clcai and smooil cycs lavc iwo wivcs namcd Taia (pupils) and ilc
union ol ilcm pioduccd sons in ilc loim ol His icsilcss glanccs ilai aiiiaci ilc
louscwivcs' paiicncc oui ol ilcii abodcs and polluicd ilcm. Lool! Tlc glanccs ol
ilai swan aic lilc iivcis ol Cupidiiy ilai llow in all diicciions. Tlc sanclaii
blavas (iiansiioiy ccsiasics) lilc joy, cagcincss, paiicncc, bcwildcimcni,and so on,
aic lilc dacoiis ilai climb on ilc sappliic boais ilai lloai on ilcsc iivcis and ilai
looi ilc lliclciing cycs ol ilc gopis, ilai aic lilc mciclanis. Salli, ilcic's no mild
smilc cmanaiing liom ilc bimba liuii-lilc lips ol Youi cnclanici, noi is ilcic any
loncy llowing liom ilc bandlula llowci-lilc lips loi ilc loncybccs ol ilc woild,
bui camploi waici is llowing liom Cupid's coial louniains, cniciing inio oui cycs!
Jusi scc!"
Wlcn Radlila cnicicd ilis occan ol bliss on a wavc ol basllulncss as Slc
dcsciibcd Hci lovci's moon-lilc lacc, Visalla biougli Hci io lilc, saying, "Salli,
lool ai Haii's pasiimc ol milling ilc cows. Tlis sigli will malc You cxpciicncc
Jaiila's soui woids io bc as swcci as ncciai. Salli, lool! Tlc cows bccamc
cnilusiasiic wlcn Haii callcd ilcm by namc, saying, 'Dlanavali, Sabali, comc!',
and mooing, ilcy jumpcd ovci cacl oilci io comc ncai Him. Kiislna, bcing
plcascd wiil ilcm, liglily sciaiclcd ilcm on ilcii bacls wiil cycs glowing wiil
loving icais. Lool! Tlc piincc ol Viaja lccps His lnccs on ilc giound, lccping a
jcwclcd buclci bciwccn ilcm as Hc mills ilc cows. Tlc mill in ilc buclci
icllccis His lacc, wlicl is lilc ilc moon iising liom ilc occan ol mill. His iuiban
was sliglily looscncd as ii iouclcd ilc cows' bcllics, so ilai His cuily locls camc
oui liom undci ii lilc swaims ol bumblcbccs and His loius-lilc cycs sioppcd
dancing. Alici liisi woislipping Moilci Laiil wiil iwo oi ilicc squiiis ol mill,
Kiislna iool somc mill io moisicn ilc cows' icais and His own lingcis. His lands
movcd up and down wlilc His milling madc sounds lilc 'sana sana' and 'glamsa
glamsa'.
"O moon laccd Onc, ilc oilci cows bccamc vciy anxious wlcn ilcy saw ilai
Kiislna lad linislcd milling onc ol ilcm. Lool! Slyama's lips and iligls aic
mailcd wiil spoilcss diops ol mill and ilc cows and calvcs dianl ilc ncciai ol
His licsl, youillul lusici wiil icai lillcd cycs, lccping ilcii nccls bcni. Tlc
cowlcid boys callcd ilc muliicoloicd cows alici laving mosi blisslully millcd
ilcm, saying, 'Lci go! Comc lcic! Huiiy up! Talc ilcm! Go!' in dillcicni woids.
Lvcn ilc gicaicsi pocis could noi couni ilc numbci ol cows ilai wcic as blaclisl
as Giiidlaii Himscll."
Alici milling ilc cows, Kiislna lcaid indicaiions liom His dcai liicnds aboui
Radlila's wlcicabouis. So, Hc wcni io ilc waicl iowci in ilc gaidcn ncai Pavana
Saiovaia, bcing ovcicomc by dcsiics loi lovc play. On oilci days Hc may iciuin
lomc. On summci cvcnings, Hc swims in Pavana Saiovaia io lind iclicl liom ilc
lcai. Tlus, somc loiiunaic iasila souls can bc immciscd in ilc ncciai occan ol
Kiislna's pasiimcs.
"Is ilc sun, ilai dcsiioys ilc dailncss in ilc day wiil iis ilousands ol all
pcivading, lion-lilc iays now swallowcd by ilc lion ol dailncss in ilc sly, and las
disolvcd in ii'"
Tlus cnds clapici scvcniccn ol Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna
llavanamiiia Malalavya," dcaling wiil Radla and Kiislna's Lvcning Pasiimcs.
Chapfer 18
Pasfimes af NighffaII
(8:2+ p.m. - 10:+8 p.m.)
Sccing ilc diops ol Kiislna's lusici icllccicd in ilc miiioi ol ilc sly, somc loolisl
pcoplc, wlo did noi invcsiigaic any luiilci, may say, "Tlc moon las iiscn." lui,
ilis Kiislna, wlo siands bcloic ilc iown gaic is aciually an occan ol bliss! Tlc
loius-lilc gopis on ilc waicl iowci slyly covcicd ilcii laccs wlcn Kiislna loolcd
up io ilcm, wlilc ilc moon was iising. Sccing ilis, ilc loius llowcis in ilc waici
closcd ilcii lcavcs oui ol cmbaiiassmcni, ilcii piidc laving bccn diminislcd. How
loolisl ilcy wcic io compcic wiil ilcsc loius-lilc gopis. Ai iwiligli, wlcn nciilci
ilc ling ol ilc day, noi ilc ling ol ilc nigli icign, somc ciiizcns aic lappy and
somc aic sad. Somcwlcic ilc claloia biids, sccing ilc moon iisc, bccamc vciy
lappy and clscwlcic, ilc claliavala llamingos bcgan io ciy wlcn ilcy saw ilc
sun go down. Somc loncybccs blisslully buzzcd aiound ilc blooming lillics wlilc
oilcis icmaincd cnvclopcd wiilin ilc closcd loius lcavcs.
Sccing a lamp, ilc dailncss in ilc lousc llcd inio ilc loicsi, and ilc liagiancc ol
ilc loicsi llowcis cnicicd inio ilc lousc, lilc louscloldcis wlo llcc inio ilc
loicsi, icnouncing ilcii lcailul lousclold lilc, and ilcn iciuining lomc wlcn
ilcii icnunciaiion collapscs. Cupid, wlosc piidc incicascs ai nigli, cnicicd ilc
gopis' lcaiis lilc a snalc and bcgan io dcsiioy ilcii paiicncc and slamc ilcic.
Wlcn ilc ling ol boil day and nigli iulcd indccisivcly, ilc gopis' awaicncss ol
ilcii lousc and casic duiics was losi. Tlcn, ilc nigli icmovcd ilc powcilul
cvcning. Docs ilc opulcncc ol dailncss cvci icmain loi long'
In Hci paicnial lomc Radlila lad laid Hci dcaicsi Onc down on ilc bcd ol Hci
mind in ilc goldcn lousc ol Hci body, ilai Slc las closcd oll wiil ilc gaics ol
Hci cycs. Jusi ilcn, Hci giilliicnd, Indupiabla, camc liom Nandislwai and said,
"Radla, ilai moonlilc Kiislna in wlosc abscncc You aic so disiicsscd, las no
liling loi any oilci giil bui You in Youi abscncc, and alilougl Hc sicals ilc lcaiis
ol cvciyonc in ilc ilicc woilds, His lcaii was siolcn by You and Hc cagcily longs
loi You."
Hcaiing ilis, Visalla said, "Indupiabla, ilc sioiics you'ic iclling mc aboui
Kiislna aic lilc a slowci ol ncciai, iliisiily diunlcn by ilc claloia biid-lilc cais
ol ilc sallis."
Indupiabla said, "Salli, wlcn ilc ling ol Viaja sai down in Nandislwai io ialc
lis suppci, lc scaicd Giiidlaii on lis lcli and laladcva on lis iigli, looling jusi
lilc Kuvcia llanlcd by lis gcms Padma and Slanlla.
"King Nanda inviicd lis bioilcis and ilcii sons loi suppci cvciy nigli, and ilcy
sai aiound lim io cai lilc claloia biids ilai wcic iliisiy alici ilc ncciai ol Haii's
moon-lilc lacc. Kiislna and lalaiama loolcd lilc ilc Himalayas ol iiansccndcnial
bliss suiioundcd by mouniains ol lovc. Rolini somciimcs scivcd onc, somciimcs
iwo oi ilicc swcci and ligli dislcs. Wlcn Kiislna and lalaiama piaiscd lci
cooling, slc lcli indcsciibably lappy.
"Iailci Nanda and lis bioilcis iold Kiislna and lalaiama, "O boys, il You cai ilis
Youi bodics will bc nouiislcd, and il You cai ilai You'll bccomc siiong, so cai!"
Kiislna and Dlcnulaii (lalaiama) aic wiil gusio wlaicvci ilc cowlcid mcn
scivcd Tlcm wiil minds mcliing wiil allcciion. Again and again Nanda, Yasloda
and ilc cldcis uigcd Kiislna io cai wiil ilc gcsiuics ol ilcii cycs, and only wlcn
Kiislna aic somciling wcic ilcii loncbcc-lilc cycs saiislicd. Tlis was ilcii only
puiposc in joining Kiislna loi suppci. Tlc icsi was jusi cusiom.
"As Haii's liicnds concludcd ilcii suppci wiil Him, ilcii glanccs biougli ilcm
ilc Ncciai ol His swcci loius-lilc lacc, wiil wlicl ilcy lovingly waslcd ilcii
mouils. Tlcn ilcy all wcni io ilcii own abodcs, clcwing bcicl lcavcs givcn io
ilcm by ilcii scivanis. O Radla, wiil a smiling lacc Kiislna lay down on a llowci
bcd on ilc vcianda, suiioundcd by His liicnds. Lisicn io wlai Hc iold ilcm oui ol
scpaiaiion liom You, and low Hc piaiscd Youi gicai swccincss. Hc said, 'O Subala,
wlcic is ilai bcauiy ilai pcivadcd ilc wlolc mcadow, ilai dcsiioycd my paiicncc
and cnclanicd Mc wlcn I camc ilcic in ilc alicinoon io icnd My cows, lollowcd
by My cowlcid boyliicnds' Alala! Is Slc lilc ncciai cluincd liom ilc occan ol
swccincss, wavcs ol claiming liglining siiilcs wiappcd in gaimcnis, ilc
pcisonilicd Raja Laxmi (goddcss ol icgal opulcncc), oi a buncl ol Clampala
llowci sicms loi Cupid' Is ilcic a blooming loius llowci smcaicd wiil lunlum on
iop ol ilis lusiious auia, oi a lull moon iising liom ilc occan ol cioiic mcllows,
I'm noi suic! Tlc glanccs ol ilcsc icsilcssly dancing jcwclcd wagiail biids aic
siiiling and luiiing My cycs. Alo! Wlai is ilis' I bccamc siunncd wiil cuiiosiiy.
Jusi ilcn, ilis objcci wlicl was wiappcd in dail clouds (a bluc saii) disappcaicd
in ilc vincs and I could noi licl ii. Lvcn ilc sliglici awaicncss ol ilis objcci
aiouscs lusiy lcclings in Mc. Tlc pcon ol My lcaii wcni oui io scaicl loi ilis
objcci and My cycs wcni alcad ol lim io slow lim ilc way. Uniil now, ilis pcon
las noi comc bacl. Was lc maybc caugli and bound up by Cupid's dacoiis''
"Subala said, 'Aglalaia, as soon as ilai Radlila, loi wlom You aic scaicling, and
wlo is piaiscd by all, saw You, Slc iollcd on ilc giound in ccsiasy, bcicli ol Hci
paiicncc and lccling gicai pain in Hci lcaii. Siicams ol icais llowcd liom Hci cycs
ovci Hci body as Slc ciicd. Sccing Hci disiicss, ilc sallis said, 'Hcy Tanvi
(slcndci giil), Mulunda las comc io malc You lappy!'
"Radlila ilcn said, 'Wlcic is ilai occan ol iasa' Wlcic'' Tlc sallis slowcd Hci
ilai nigli was lalling, so ilc pain ol scpaiaiion liom You was somcwlai iclicvcd,
and Slc slyly covcicd up Hci body."
Indupiabla coniinucd, "Wlcn Hc lcaid ilis liom Subala, Kiislna ciicd big icai
diops ol lovc ilai lcll liom His loius-lilc cycs. His cycs wcic lilc iwo claloia
biids ilai vomiiicd onc pcail alici anoilci, ilai lad bccn misialcnly caicn by
ilcm, as ilcy iool ii io bc lunai ncciai. I was ilcic wiil Kiislna io scivc Him and,
anxiously looling ai mc, Hc iold mc, 'Salli, quiclly go and icll Radlila ilai Slc
slould mcci Mc ai ilc basc ol ilc dcsiic iicc on ilc banl ol ilc Yamuna.'
"Mcanwlilc, ilc asscmbly ol cowlcids was waiiing loi Kiislna, so Hc wcni io ilc
pciloimancc lall io lcai ilc sound ol ilc miidangas and oilci insiiumcnis. Tlcn
Hc was callcd by His moilci io ialc icsi on ilc balcony ol His bcdioom alici
laving bccn londlcd by lci. Tlcn, Youi incompaiably clcvci lovci managcd io
comc io ilc mcciing placc on ilc banl ol ilc Yamuna wiiloui bcing sccn by ilc
pcoplc. Now, You cai a liiilc somciling bcloic You dcccivc Youi supciiois and
passionaicly go oui io mcci Youi bclovcd Onc." Alici saying ilis, Indupiabla lcli.
Jaiila callcd Radlila loi suppci, and sccing ilai Slc was ioo sly io cai in lioni ol
lci, slc said, "O clasic giil, il You aic sly, ilcn ialc Youi lavoiiic dislcs and cai
ilcm wiil Youi giilliicnds (blalias)."
Taling ilc woid balia io mcan Kiislna, Sii Radlila smilcd sliglily and linicd io
Hci giilliicnds wiil Hci glanccs. Gladdcning Jaiila wiil Hci lumiliiy, Slc said,
"Aiya, wiil youi pcimission wc will ialc ilc dislcs io my bcdioom." Aiiiving
ilcic, ilc maid scivanis mixcd ilai mcal wiil ilc icmnanis ol Piiyaiama's mcal, so
ilai ii bccamc as liagiani and iclislablc as ilc loncy llowing liom His loius-lilc
mouil, jusi as all waici ilai is iouclcd by Ganga waici can dcsiioy ilc sins ol ilc
woild and is piaiscd as sucl.
Wlilc caiing, Laliia said, "Salli Radla, lisicn! Youi supciiois lavc lallcn aslccp
insidc ilc lousc and Youi lusband, Ablimanyu, slccps lai away in ilc bain
ionigli. So, lci Youi mcmoiy, iniclligcncc, paiicncc and slamc slccp lcic on ilc
bcd, wlilc You mosi blisslully go oui io mcci Youi lovci in ilc play lunja. Don'i
bc aliaid io go oui. Youi siiong lovc will accompany You ai cvciy sicp io slow
You ilc way and Cupid's soldici will lollow You io pioicci You. Lmbiacc Youi
giilliicnd namcd 'lcaii's cagcincss' and go oui iigli now! You won'i lccl ilc
sliglicsi laiiguc on ilc way. O smiling laccd Onc, il You lcai ilc biics ol ilc
pcoplc's cycs, covci Youiscll wiil a wliic capc, wcai a gailand ol jaminc llowcis
(also wliic), a pcail nccllacc and smcai Youi body wiil camploi and wliic
sandalwood pasic. Il You aic aliaid Youi oinamcnis will bciiay You, ilcn ialc oll
Youi anllcbclls. Tlc sliglicsi iays ol Youi moon-lilc nails can adoin ilc wlolc
woild! Tlc Cicaioi, sccing ilai ilc cosmic moon is impuic compaicd io ilcm,
and simply icpcais ilcii lusici, cuis ii wiil a linc ol inl (a lall moon)."
lcing ilus inciicd by lusiy lcclings iliougl ilc woids ol Hci giilliicnds, Sii
Radlila, wlo is an occan ol Maicllcss qualiiics, wcni oui ol Hci lomc, noi
considciing ilc obsiaclcs causcd by Hci supciiois, cniciing ilc loicsi lilc ilc
siicam ol a iivci ol gicai loving swccincss. Wcaiing an cnclanicd dicss, Slc
waiicd loi Hci cxpcii and clcvci maidscivanis, wlo wcic clccling oui Hci
supciiois bcloic iunning bclind Hci inio ilc loicsi. Il somconc asls wlai would
lappcn il any ol Radlila's supciiois wcic io lind oui and angiily go oui in scaicl
ol Hci, ilcn ilc answci is ilai Yogamaya, Kiislna's mysiic powci ol illusion, bcing
cniiusicd wiil ilis duiy, will aiiangc loi somc soluiion.
As Slc cnicicd ilc loicsi, passionaic Radlila ilougli ilai cvciy sound Slc lcaid
was Kiislna's lluic, cvciy ladamba iicc Slc saw was Kiislna, any swcci liagiancc
Slc smcllcd was Kiislna's liagiancc and wlaicvci Slc aw was Kiislna's loim.
Iccling Hci biaid somciimcs ioucling Hci slouldcis, Radlila slivcicd, lixcd ilc
bow ol Hci icsilcss cycbiows and aslcd Laliia, "Laliia, did you scc ilai pcculiai
iling' Youi snalc-lilc lovci placcd His aim aiound My slouldci and loicibly
cmbiaccd Mc aiound ilc nccl."
Laliia icplicd, "My dcai liicnd, Madlava is in gicai nccd and You lavc bccomc
mosi magnanimous by giving Youi lcaii io Him. How can I siop You, dcspiic
bcing a lnowci ol iigli and wiong in smiiiiblava ('moial Vcdic piinciplcs' oi
'cios')' O spoilcss laccd Onc, You bccamc ilc gicaicsi donoi! Tlcic is onc gicai
donoi on caiil namcd Kaina (indcbicd lis lilc io Duiyodlana in Malabaiaia; also,
liicially 'cai'), bui You lcnd iwo cais io Kiislna, and alilougl onc gcncially
donaics oncbali (saciilicial ollciing) You givc Kiislna ilicc balis (ilc ilicc lincs
on Radla's bclly) duiing a lcsiival ol onc lundicd Cupids. Radla, You gavc Youi
cycs in claiiiy io Kiislna and You iliusi Youi nosc inio ilc occan ol His
liagiancc. Now, Haii las bound Youi biaidcd laii aiound His nccl as il ii wcic
His aim, lnowing ii io bc His only.
Hcaiing ilcsc linds ol jolcs liom Hci liicnds, Radlila bccamc sly. Tlcn, Slc
slowly cniicd inio ilc balula loicsi, icmaining paiicni, alilougl aciually Hci
paiicncc was alicady swallowcd by lundicds ol ilousands ol aiising dcsiics.
Sccing Sii Radlila, Kiislna iold Himscll, "Alala! Wlai is ilis' I lcai ilc singing
ol Hci anllcbclls! Oi is ii ilc sound ol a claloia biid' Il ilcsc sounds cnici My
cais, I lnow ilai ilc iicc ol My loiiunc is bcaiing liuii."
Visalla icpcaicdly doubicd lci own cycs wlcn slc saw Mulunda cmbiacing a
young iamala iicc. Quiclly and joylully slc iold loius-cycd Radlila, "O laii laccd
Onc, lool! Madlava is sianding ovci ilcic!"
Hcaiing ilis, Sii Radlila ilougli, "How many iimcs lavcn'i I sccn ilis iicc
bcloic' Tlis is noi my lovci, bui a iamala iicc." How amazing is Sii Radlila's
loving dclusion! Alilougl Slc was anxious and dizzy wiil impaiicncc ai lcaii,
Slc siill ilougli ilai Kiislna was a iamala iicc.
Sii Radlila said, "O clcvci Visalla, oui ol cagcincss io scc Kiislna My cycs
bccamc bcwildcicd. Is ii piopci loi you io jolc wiil ilcm' lui aciually, youi
bcwildciing woids aic iigli, loi ilc spiing scason and ilc moiionlcss iamala iicc
aic boil callcd Madlava."
Visalla said, Radla, I'm noi joling. lui I iold You ilis iamala iicc is Kiislna jusi
io consolc You, sincc You'ic so cagci io scc Him. Sincc You aic an occan ol
clcvcincss, You slouldn'i bc dcccivcd by my woids. Anyway, jusi bc saiislicd by
looling ai ilis nicc iamala iicc loi a wlilc."
Hcaiing ilcsc woids ol loius laccd Visalla, Haii iool oll His ycllow scail and
covcicd up His jcwclcd oinamcnis loi lun. Tlcn Hc lcld oui His aims lilc ilc
bianclcs ol a iamala iicc so ilai Hc loolcd jusi lilc ilai bcsi ol iiccs.
Sccing ilis, Visalla said, "Radla, Kiislna's ilcic in ilc disiancc, sianding undci a
dcsiic iicc. O loius laccd Onc, as long as You cannoi cnici ilc balula giovc wiil
Him, You jusi paiicnily siay lcic loi a momcni, lccping Youi land on ilc iiunl
ol ilis iamala iicc. Don'i bc aliaid ilai wc will lcavc You lcic, bccausc wc lnow
ilai anyonc wlo cvci ialcs slclici ol ilis iamala iicc, will ncvci bc aliaid." Saying
ilis, Visalla lcli wiil Laliia and ilc oilci sallis and lid bciwccn ilc vincs io scc
low Radlila slowly, slowly appioaclcd ilc licsl iamala iicc wiil incicasing
cioiic lcclings, lalling in an occan ol asionislmcni and climbing a mouniain ol
cioiic bliss ai ilc samc iimc.
Sii Radlila ilougli io Hciscll, "How many iamala iiccs lavcn'i I sccn' lui ilis
iicc las cxacily ilc samc lusici as ilc piincc ol Viaja. I piaisc ilc Cicaioi loi
maling sucl an unlimiicdly swcci immobilc bcing. Now I will saiisly ilc iliisi ol
My cycs on ilis bcing." Tcais ol boundlcss bliss siicamcd liom Radlila's cycs as
Slc said, "O incompaiably bcauiilul iamala iicc, low can I piaisc you moic' You
aicn'i jusi a iicc, you aic Sii Kiislna Himscll! O ling ol iiccs, slowci Mc wiil
swcci loncy as I mosi liimly cmbiacc you. I'm buining in a loicsi liic ol lusi ai
cvciy momcni! Tlus, I will bc immciscd in ilc wavcs ol an occan ol swcci bliss."
Dcludcd by Hci inicnsc, passionaic lovc loi Kiislna, doc cycd Radlila could noi
immcdiaicly iccognisc Him and Slc cvcn misiool His ycllow dloii io bc Hci own
lusici icllccicd in ilc iamala iicc. Wlcn Slc anxiously loolcd in all diicciions as
Slc liimly cmbiaccd ilc iamala iicc, Kiislna, ilc Occan ol Divinc Lovc, wlo lad
bccomc dizzy wiil cioiic inioxicaiion, cmbiaccd Hci in iciuin. Tlcn, Cupid
piciccd Radla and Kiislna's bodics as Tlcy uniicd and siolc ilc vciy bcauiilul
jcwcls ol Tlcii minds. Tlus Madlava bccamc jusi lilc ilc iamala iicc and Radlila
lilc ilc goldcn vinc wlo cmbiaccd Him. Alici somc iimc, Kundadanii (Sii
Radlila, wlosc iccil aic biiglily wliic lilc lunda llowcis), wlo was lcpi on ilc
wavcs ol ilc cioiic baiilc, iccogniscd Hci lovci and was caiiicd away by wavcs ol
cmbaiiassmcni. Slc was consianily asionislcd ai Hci own maicllcss innoccncc
and ai Kiislna's clcvcincss. Lvcn Saiaswaii, ilc goddcss ol spcccl, was noi ablc io
cnd Hci dcsciipiions ol wlai Radla and Kiislna bcgan io do ilcic on ilc bcd ol
llowcis io malc Cupid's lingdom succcsslul, cvcn il slc lad madc ilc cycs ol ilc
wiincssing gopis lci guiu (icaclci) loi a long iimc. Saiaswaii bccamc siunncd oui
ol paiamouni ccsiasy and ciicd siicams ol icais wiil a clolcd voicc.
Tlus cnds clapici cigliccn ol Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna llavanamiiia
Malalavya," dcaling wiil Radla and Kiislna's Lvcning Pasiimcs.
Chapfer 19
Radha and Krishna Engage in NocfurnaI Pasfimes
(10:+8 p.m. - 3:36 a.m.)
Oui ol lovc loi Hci sallis, Sii Radlila iiicd io aiiangc loi ilcii mcciing wiil
Kiislna also, so Slc iold Him, "O Piiyaiama, in ilis loicsi ilc gicaily ollcnsivc
ling Cupid icigns, picicing My giilliicnds, wlo aic scaicling loi You, wiil lis
aiiows."
Acyuia said, "O You wlo aic slowcicd wiil ilc maicllcss ncciai ol allcciion, You
lnow ilai ii is My unbiolcn vow io lool alici anyonc wlo simply lools loi Mc in
ilis loicsi, lccping ilai pcison in My lcaii. I mailcd Youi giilliicnds wiil My
blcssings (oi 'wiil My nail and biic mails')." Saying ilis, Sii Haii wcni clscwlcic
and somc maid scivanis camc io scivc moon laccd Radlila, dicssing Hci so
cxpciily ilai ilc sallis wouldn'i bc ablc io scc ilai Kiislna lad madc lovc wiil
Hci. Slc loolcd jusi lilc Slc did bcloic Tlcy uniicd. Tlcy madc a ncw llowci bcd
as wcll, so Sii Radlila appcaicd as a vasala sajjila (a giil wlo waiis loi Hci lovci
in ilc nilunja).
Tlcn, Sii Radlila lcaid Hci giilliicnds coming, and picicndcd io bc moiosc. Slc
aslcd ilcm, "O wlcic is My dcai Onc' liing Him lcic. Oilciwisc, wlai's ilc usc
ol My body and My oinamcnis'" Sccing ilc bodics ol Hci giilliicnds siuddcd wiil
lovc mails, Sii Radlila covcicd up Hci smilc and said wiil sliglily lniiicd
cycbiows, "Alo liicnds, low sad! How did youi bimba liuii-lilc lips and Youi
bicasis gci cui lilc ilis' Did you cnici a cavc io caicl a snalc oi somciling'"
Tlc sallis icplicd, "Tlc snalc ilai las biiicn us is undci Youi coniiol! You scni
Him io us. O laii laccd giil, You aic lamous loi ilis in Viaja, so don'i laugl vainly!
Won'i Hiidcvi (ilc goddcss ol basllulncss) siillc You wlcn wc siaii dcsciibing
Youi claiacici'"
Alici Laliia said ilis, Kiislna camc on ilc sccnc and said, "llo sallis! Lisicn as I
dcsciibc Sii Radlila's wondcilul, claiming claiacici. Today Slc camc io Mc and
iold Mc, 'O Dcai Onc, plcasc cmbiacc Mc and ialc ilc ncciai ol My lips. Iully
cxiinguisl ilc liic ol buining dcsiic in My lcaii!' Wlcn I lcaid ilcsc woids, I was
submcigcd in an occan ol asionislmcni. Sii Radlila madc Hci paiicncc and
basllullncss sinl in ilc dccp mud ol ilc Yamuna by cmbiacing Mc and scaiing Mc
on ilc bcd, and alici dclcaiing Mc in ilc cioiic baiilc, Slc ian oui ol ilc lunja.
Now I ialc slclici ol you sallis." Sii Radlila slyly covcicd Hci lacc wiil Hci vcil
wlcn Slc lcaid all ilis.
Laliia said, "Kiislna, aic You lying'"
Kiislna said, "Laliia, I swcai on ilc sun! Asl youi liicnd, Radla."
Laliia said, "Radla, is ilis iiuc'"
Radla said, "I cannoi icmcmbci wlai I said wlcn I was so dcludcd as io cmbiacc a
iamal iicc!"
Wlcn ilc sallis lcaid ilis, ilcy wcic inundaicd in an occan ol lauglici. Tlcn
Kiislna said, "O sallis, ilcsc soliiaiy cioiic dcalings aic noi so asionisling. I can
ncvci loigci ilai Sii Radlila oncc aslcd Mc io slowci Hci wiil ilc ncciai liom
My lips."
Sii Radlila said, "Il I could gci My lands on Youi lluic, I would cnclani cvciyonc
by playing on ii and luic ilcm inio ilc loicsi, maling ilcm aci accoiding io ilcii
individual naiuics."
Hcaiing ilis, Sii Kiislna said, "So bc ii", gavc Sii Radlila His lluic, and wcni
clscwlcic wiil ilc sallis, jusi loi lun.
Tlcn, moon laccd Radlila dicsscd lilc Sii Haii and placcd His lluic ai Hci lips.
Sii Haii, in His iuin, iool Hci loim and mood, bcing suiioundcd by Laliia and lci
giilliicnds. Jusi as Kiislna spolc io ilc gopis wlcn ilcy liisi camc io Him io
dancc ilc Rasa wiil Him, Sii Radlila now also said, "O louscwivcs ol Viaja, you
aic woild lamous. Wly lavc you comc lcic ioday' Wly aic you wandciing lcic
and ilcic' You slould bc moic caiclul, bcing jusi wcal giils. Go bacl io Viaja!
Don'i siay lcic! Ii is ilc duiy ol womcn io scivc ilcii lusbands. Havc you comc
lcic io lool loi llowcis, maybc' Tlcsc you can also lind in youi own gaidcns."
Hcaiing ilis, Kiislna and ilc gopis madc moiosc laccs and bcgan io sciaicl ilc
giound wiil ilcii nails, moisicning ilc soil wiil ilcii icais. Tlcy said, "O Dcaicsi
Onc, O vciy loim ol Divinc Mcllows, wc aic always ilinling ol You. Don'i spcal
sucl woids, O occan ol Divinc Lovc! Wc aic buincd by ilc liic ol lusiy dcsiics,
bui wc will cool ouisclvcs oll wiil ilc ncciai ol Youi moon-lilc lacc. Don'i lacl
down ilc vinc ol oui dcsiics, ilai You spiinllcd wiil ilc ncciai ol ilc songs liom
Youi lluic, wiil ilc axc ol Youi laisl woids."
ly slowing Hci swccily smiling loius-lilc lacc Sii Radlila icmovcd all ilc gopis'
disiicss. Tlcn Slc madc lovc wiil Kiislna wlo lad assumcd Hci mood, woids,
dicss and lools. Sccing ilc cioiic clcvcincss ol Kiislna, wlo was dicsscd as vama
(coniiaiy) Radlila, and Sii Radlila, wlo was dicscd as naugliy Kiislna, ilc
sallis submcigcd in an occan ol lun. Tlcy wcic also icpcaicdly cmbiaccd by Sii
Radlila, wlo was dicsscd lilc Kiislna. Sccing ilis liom a disiancc, Viindadcvi,
wlosc cycs wcic moisicncd by icais ol lovc, considcicd Hci biiil io bc succcsslul.
Tlcn Sii Kiislna iool Radla away liom ilc oilci gopis io a sccludcd placc io play
wiil Hci, lcaving ilc gopis piiilully asling all ilc banyan, ladamba and oilci iiccs
aboui Tlcii wlcicabouis bcloic ilcy linally saw Radla and Kiislna's lovc play
iliougl ilc sliis ol ilc nilunja walls, ilus icmoving ilc soiiow liom ilcii cycs.
Sii Kiislna ilcn iool Sii Radlila wiil Him liom loicsi io loicsi, oinamcniing Hci
wiil wondcilul gailands and oinamcnis. Tlcn, wlcn Radlila said, "I cannoi go
any luiilci. Talc Mc wlcicvci You wani", Hc quiclly lcli Hci. Sii Radlila
moisicncd ilc soil wiil Hci icais, wailing, "Ha la Madlava!" and ilcn Hci
giilliicnds camc, suiioundcd Hci and joincd Hci in Hci lamcniaiion, saying, "O
Dcaicsi Onc, comc lcic and malc us lappy! Wc will pui Youi dclicaic loius lcci
on oui laid bicasis, loi wc aic aliaid ilai ilcsc loius lcci will bc injuicd wlcn You
iicad on ilc pcbblcs and spiouis ol ilc loicsi pails. Don'i placc Youi loius lcci
ilcic!"
Hcaiing ilcsc lamcniaiions, Sii Haii smilingly ic-appcaicd amongsi ilc gopis. His
ycllow cloil slonc lilc liglining and His body slonc lilc a bluc cloud. Ii was as il
Radla and Kiislna lad placcd Tlcii goldcn and bluisl complcxions in cacl oilci
and ilcsc colois lad madc liicnds wiil cacl oilci. Onc gopi lcld Kiislna's land,
anoilci onc His loius lcci, anoilci onc placcd His aim ovci lci slouldci, ilai
slivcicd wiil ccsiasy. Radla madc Kiislna iclisl ilc gcsiuics ol Hci cycbiows,
maling Kiislna ciy.
Tlcn Viinda appioaclcd loius cycd Radla and Kiislna said, "Radla, You lavc
dclcaicd Youi lovci in Youi dclusion! Kiislna, acccpiing Sii Radlila's giavc
mood, You wcic also cmbiaccd by Jayalami (ilc goddcss ol vicioiy). Radla, now
givc mc Haii's muiali lluic!" Sii Radlila ilcn gavc Viinda ilc lluic and Viinda
iciuincd ii io Mulunda, wlo picicndcd io bc amazcd and said, "Alo! I am
Kiislna, noi Radla!" Tlcsc clouds and liglining siiilcs aic slowciing cacl oilci
wiil joy by cxclanging ilcii colois. Tlcn Tlcy cacl assumcd Tlcii own loims,
and sai down on ilc Rasa silali (ilc placc ol ilc Rasa lcsiival) wlcic ilc loicsi
goddcsscs scivcd Tlcm.
Kiislna aslcd Radlila a iiddlc, saying, "Wlai is alivc, ilougl dcad and lovingly
cnclanis ilc ilicc woilds, living in a body ol ninc gaics, lilc aciual cmbodicd
souls'"
Sii Radlila said, "O Haii, ii is Youi cioolcd lluic, ilai cnjoys ilc ncciai ol Youi
lips as iis lcc, ilai You givc io lci." Tlcn, Radlila said, "O jcwcl ol My lilc, icll
Mc, wlo is cxpcii in cioiic mcllows, alilougl siaying in ilc giama
('iiansccndcnial qualiiics' oi 'siiings') and muicclana ('lainiing as a manilcsiaiion
ol spiiiiual ccsiasy' oi 'a musical noic') wlilc singing Youi gloiics'
Kiislna said, "Radla, ii is Youi vina, wlo dclcaicd my muiali oui ol cnvy iliougl
all lci aiiisiiy, wlo malcs Mc lappy wiil lci swccincss and wlo las a big bicasi
(oi 'gouid ol ilc vina') lilc Youis!"
Tlcn, Sii Laliia, Visalla, Cliiia and oilcis wanicd io malc Kiislna lappy by
dclcaiing Him wiil anoilci iiddlc, asling Him wiil sly gcsiuics, "Wlo is lnown
as young bui also as vciy old, wlo is boil bound and libciaicd and wlo is ilc
abodc ol dailncss, bui is siill vciy puic and cioolcd also'"
Kiislna icplicd, "I am Kiislna. I gci cnianglcd in all linds ol aciiviiics (lilas), bui
I'm also ilc bcsiowci ol libciaiion. I looscn ilc biaids ol all ilc giils ilai bccomc
aiiiacicd io Mc. Alilougl I'm ilc abodc ol all dailncss (Slyama) I 'm siill vciy
puic. I'm vciy cioolcd in My dcalings, also. I woislip ilc paiicd laii ol ilc gopis
ilai is looscncd wlcn wc malc lovc!"
Visalla said, "O Dcai Onc, il You lnow wlicl yogini ('giil uniicd wiil lci man'
oi 'mysiic giil') is wandciing on ilc ioad, wcaiing lci vibluii ('aslcs' oi 'cyclinci')
as an aiila iaiiwa visiaia pundii ('lnowci ol ilc 2+ maiciial clcmcnis' oi 'lnowci
ol onc's inicniion') and a vislwa blava daislini ('lnowci ol ilc mood ol ilc
woild' oi 'lnowci ol Kiislna's mind') I lnow ilai you aic blcsscd."
Kiislna said, "I piaisc ilai Piiya diil ('scci' oi 'laii cycd Radlila')wlo is
ujjwalaima vcdana liipaidiaya ('compassionaic upon ilc living bcings' oi 'wlo is
bcing solicncd by cioiic lcclings') aiiains pcilcciion in ananga sulla ('incoipoial
libciaiion' oi 'ilc pinnaclc ol cioiic bliss') and on wlosc oidci I gavc up all oilci
lappincss io go inio ilc loicsi ('io pciloim pcnanccs' oi 'io mcci Hci') io aiiain all
bliss, wlicl madc Mc bccomc vciy dcai io Hci."
Cliiia madc ilc lollowing iiddlc, saying "O Acyuia, malc Youiscll lnown io ilc
lnowci ol spiiiiual mcllows by iclling us wlai bcauiilics ilis woild iliougl a
gicai loiiunc ol passion, sadapavaiga sadlana ('wlo always siiivcs loi libciaiion'
oi 'ilc lips') niiania dania vigiala ('onc wlo always coniiols limscll' oi 'onc wlo
combais Kiislna wiil ilc iccil') suclipiiya ('wlo is lccn on clcanlincss' oi 'cioiic
cnjoymcni') and iuclipiada (wlo givcs ilc iasic loi spiiiiual bliss oi cioiic
bliss)'"
Kiislna said, "How can I cxplain ilis iiddlc wiiloui using my ionguc' So, dcai
sallis, you musi uniic My ionguc wiil ilc lips ol youi giilliicnd, wlo is vciy
cagci io uniic wiil lim."
In loving angci, Sii Radlila iold Hci giilliicnds, "O cioolcd liicnds, you can play
diiiy gamcs wiil ilis dcbauclci youisclvcs. I'm lcaving! Lci ilis clown bc plcascd
wiil you and sing youi gloiics!", and clasiiscd ilcm wiil ilc licicc movcmcnis ol
Hci cycbiows and indcx lingci.
Kiislna pacilicd Hci, saying, "O clasic giil, Don'i bc angiy oi loi icmpcicd. I will
pacily You wiil anoilci iiddlc. Il You can dcmonsiiaic Youi clcvcincss by solving
ii, ilcn wc'll lnow loi suic ilai You aic vciy iniclligcni and aic ablc io dclcai
Mc."
Givc Mc onc woid wlosc liisi syllablc cxpicsscs bcauiy, ilc liisi iwo ilc
dcmigods, ilc liisi ilicc somciling ilai You lilc vciy mucl, ilc liisi loui a dcsiic
iicc, and ilc wlolc livc syllablc woid, somciling wlicl plcascs ilc cais ol ilc
sallis!" (su = bcauiy, suia = dcmigods, suiaia=lovcmaling, suiaiaiu=dcsiic iicc,
suiaiaiuia='ilc sound ol lovcmaling')
Hcaiing ilis, Sii Radlila lowcicd Hci loius-lilc lacc, unablc io coniiol Hci
lauglici, and ilcn clcvcily icplicd wiil moving cycbiows and a supicsscd smilc,
"Iiisi, You musi givc Mc a nicc answci io My counici qucsiion, ilcn You will lind
ilc syllablcs You aslcd loi, onc by onc. Tlcn You may go io Padma's giilliicnd
Clandiavali loi Youi answci. Iiisi, wlai docs a louscloldci wani (sula -
lappincss), wlai docs a youngsici wani (iaia - cnjoymcni), wlai is a bcauiilul
musical insiiumcni (iaia), wlai is lnowablc io ilc cais (iuia - sound) and wlai do
My giilliicnds wani io lcai wlcn ilcy lidc oui in ilc vincs (suiaia iuia - ilc
sound ol lovcmaling)'"
Mulunda immcdiaicly said, "Suiaiaiuia!", and ilc sallis gloiilicd ilc vicioiy ol
ilc jcwcl ol young giils, Sii Radlila, iclisling ilc ncciai ol Hci clcvcincss.
Viinda said io Radlila, "Alo! You iiiclcd Kiislna inio saying ilc samc woid ilai
You lad io givc io Him. How wondcilul! You aic unconquciablc in all icspccis.
Lvcn Kiislna cannoi appioacl ilc limiis ol Youi clcvcincss." Saing ilis, slc
scivcd Radla and Kiislna many linds ol gailands, bcicl lcavcs and divinc
oinamcnis. Tlcn, sccing Kiislna was cagci io pciloim ilc Rasa lcsiival, slc
pioposcd, "O Rasila, lool ai low incompaiibly cxpcii ilc wind malcs nicc
coiion-lilc wavcs ol soli sand on ilc banls ol ilc Yamuna. Lool ai ilc vciy linc
iipplcs in ilc Yamuna waici. Tlc only way onc can disiinguisl bciwccn ilc bcacl
and ilc waici aic by ilcii wliic and bluc colois. Lool! Tlc Yamuna lools lilc a
iivci ol musl llowing wiilin a iivci ol camploi. Railci, ilc bcacl cmbiaccs
Yamuna, singing, dancing and playing musical insiiumcnis, gloiilying Youi
unlimiicdly lamous Rasa Lila io all ilc ilicc woilds.
Sii Kiislna ilcn iool Sii Radlila's spioui-lilc land and said, "Comc, comc, My
bclovcd Onc! Lci Us bcgin Oui lcsiival on ilis bcacl, dancing ilc Hallisala (a
womcn's ciiculai loll dancc). Radla, lool! Somconc wlo is cagci io wiincss Oui
many Rasa Lila's las niccly clcancd ilis splcndid bcacl wiil silvciy waici. Ii is as
il ilc Cicaioi las spiinllcd ilc wlolc woild wiil wliic siiings ol powdci ol swcci
mcllows, spicading ii oui wiil a cloil io malc ii slinc biiglily. lcing aliaid ilai
ilc ilicl icmaindci ol ilis powdci would polluic ilc bcacl, ilc Cicaioi iosscd ii
up inio ilc sly and ii bccamc ilc silvci moon. Tlc spois ilai scaiicicd aiound
alici ilis iossing bccamc ilc lundicds ol ilousands ol siais ilai suiiound ilc
moon.
Alici Kiislna madc ilis pociic dcsciipiion, ilc dcvoicd gopis cncloscd Him in
ilcii ciiclc loi a wlilc, lolding cacl oilci's vinc-lilc aims. Tlus, ilcy loolcd lilc
a wondcilul, blooming goldcn loius llowci wiil innumciablc gopi-lcavcs and a
swcci bluc wloil in a lalc ilai was lillcd up wiil ilc ncciai ol Cupid's gloiics.
Sccing ilis, ilc swaim ol bcc-lilc cycs ol ilc dcmigoddcsscs in ilc sly ollcicd
piaycis. Kiislna and ilc gopis also icscmblcd a bcauiilul lcal ol a iamala iicc ol
musl insidc a vcimillion ciiclc on ilc sandalwood and camploi smcaicd loiclcad
ol Moilci Laiil. Tlc gopis wcic lilc goldcn bananas giowing on a licld ol
camploi, covcicd by a iamal iicc wiil a pcacocl lcailci, oi lilc a smooil cloud
ilai llcd ovci ilc scoicling iays ol ilc auiumn sun, lcaving ilc sly io lool loi a
cool placc wlcic ii is now suiioundcd by liglining siiilcs.
Tlcn ilc bcsi ol iasilas, Sii Kiislna, sang 'icna icna' in ilc lcdaia iunc wlicl was
iouclcd by loui maiginal noics (sliuiis), oinamcnicd wiil asccnding and
dcsccnding noics and modulaiions lilc ilc sadja. Hcaiing ilcsc swcci songs, ilc
dcmigoddcsscs and ilcii lusbands bccamc siunncd by Cupid's aiiacls wlilc
siiiing in ilcii vimana (llying vcliclcs). Lvcn Cupid and Raii ilcmsclvcs bccamc
gicaily dcludcd by ilc aiiow siiilcs ol ilc iiansccndcnial cupid, Kiislna, and His
boundlcssly swcci songs. Wlcn Kiislna siood in bciwccn cacl iwo gopis, placing
His aims on ilcii slouldcis, His voicc joincd ilc voiccs ol Laliia and ilc oilcis as
ilcy danccd and sang many songs. Tlcy wcic lilc an occan ol amazing aiiisis.
Tlcn, in an unsccn way, ilc dcmigods camc ilcic, pciloiming ilcii own aciiviiics,
caiclully cmbodying all ilc iuncs, voiccs, muicclanas, maiginal noics, lyiics,
ilyilms and claps by playing ilcii musical insiiumcnis. Ncwci and ncwci sounds
camc liom ilc vinas and miidungas, lollowing wlicl Aglamanilana bcgan io
dancc as ncvci sccn oi lcaid bcloic. Tlc miidangas playcd wavcs ol ilyilms -
ilaiiaila ilaiya iaiaila ilaiya diimili diimili iiiili iiili iiili iiili ila - alici
wlicl swcci songs cmanaicd liom ilc loius-lilc mouils ol Kiislna and ilc gopis.
Wlilc ilcy danccd, ilcii anllcbclls and waisibclls jinglcd swccily 'jlanad jlanad'
and ilc minds ol ilc goldcn vinc-lilc gopis wcic all solicncd by spiiiiual cioiic
mcllows.
Wcic ilc gopis lilc goddcsscs ol loiiunc cluincd liom ilc occan ol supicmc
bcauiy by Cupid, cngagcd by ilc Cicaioi in spicading lis gloiics all ovci ilc woild
by slowing ilcii clcvcincss in dancing' Aimcd in a ciiclc, Kiislna and ilc gopis
loolcd lilc Cupids japa mala (siiing ol bcads uscd io couni ilc icpciiiions ol a
maniia), noi wiil bluc cloud and goldcn liglining bcads, noi wiil clampala
llowci and bluc loius llowci bcads, bui wiil cioiic spiiiiual mcllows smcaicd wiil
vcimillion and musl. Tlc Rasa Lila is non-dillcicni liom Radla and Kiislna's lovc
play, sincc ilc dancing wiil clapping lands, claiming gaiis and ilyilms aic jusi
lilc cioiic acis lilc lolding ilc bicasis, lissing and cmbiacing.
Tlcn Kiislna sang a song dcsciibing Sii Radlila's lacc, "O bcauiilul Onc, Youi
lacc is ilc abodc ol naiuial bcauiy, wlcic Youi cycs aic playing. My passionaic
mind is cnclanicd by iis boundlcss bcauiy and cioiic aiiisiiy. O dcaicsi Onc, ilc
iising ol Youi lacc ialcs away ilc joy ol ilc moon, slowing ilc ill lamc ol lis
pocl mails. Oui ol lcai ol bcing iidiculcd by ilc pcoplc, ilc moon considcis
commiiiing suicidc by diinling poison, alilougl lc is iwicc boin. Tlus lis lacc
bccomcs blacl." Hcaiing ilis, Sii Radlila also sang ilc gloiics ol Sii Kiislna's
lacc, singing in ilc sa, ii, ga, ma, pa and dla noics and oilci vciy clcvci, swcci
iuncs.
Kiislna clcvcily biolc oui ol ilc gopi ciiclc and said, "O giils, now you malc
wondcilul danccs, onc alici ilc oilci!" Llaiia agiccd and bcgan io dancc
wondcilully wlilc ilc miidunga playcd 'dliddli diam diam diam liui iiili ila'.
Tlcn Visalla and ilc oilci sallis all slowcd ilcii slill in dancing, onc alici ilc
oilci. Kiislna iclislcd ilis wlilc swinging His lcad consianily along wiil
Radlila's. Hc was vciy saiislicd wiil ilc pciloimanccs. Tlcn all ilc sallis
gailcicd and cncoiagcd Radla and Kiislna io dancc wlilc ilcy accompanicd
Tlcm wiil swcci songs. Tlcy playcd 'iaiia dlidli iaii laia gliigli iai iai iadliddi
iaii laia gliigliiai' on miidangas. Tlcsc sounds camc io Radla and Kiislna's
loius-lilc laccs lilc swcci ncciai loi ilc cais.
Tlcn Radla and Kiislna lcld cacl oilci's loius-lilc lands and bcgan io dancc,
Tlcii jcwcllcd banglcs iicmbling along wiil ilcii aims, slining biiglily. Tlcii
moon-lilc laccs wcic bailing in ilc lusici ol ilcii swinging caiiings. Radla and
Kiislna lcld cacl oilci's lands and ilcn lcll away liom cacl oilci, lccping Tlcii
lcci againsi cacl oilci and quiclly ioiaiing lilc ilai. Ii was as il ilc iwo goldcn
and bluc jcwcl wlccls ol ilc poiici Cupid iuincd aiound so lasi ilai Tlcy bccamc
onc. Tlcii biaids llcw aiound lai liom Tlcii bacls, looling lilc iwo bcauiilul
ciicumlcicnccs. Tlcn, wlcn ilc iyilms ol ilc dancc clangcd, Radla and Kiislna
lci go ol cacl oilci's lands and bcgan io dancc vaiious dilliculi danccs scpciaicly.
Haii iiicd io placc His iigli loius land on Radlila's bosom, bui Slc sioppcd Him
wiil Hci own loius land, as il Slc wanicd io clangc ilc iyilm ol ilc dancc.
Wlcn Radla and Kiislna sioppcd dancing somc ol ilcii maidscivanis bcgan io
lan Tlcm, somc bcgan io icplacc Tlcii scaiicicd oinamcnis, somc smcaicd Tlcii
bodics wiil sandalwood pasic and camploi wlilc oilcis scivcd Tlcm bcicl lcavcs.
How can ncoplyics iclisl ilis Rasa Lila wiil ilcii iongucs' Tlosc pcoplc wlosc
cycs wcic blcsscd io wiincss ii bccausc ilcy wcic boin lcic aic also unablc io
dcsciibc ilis swccincss. Lvcn il Picma, sacicd lovc lciscll, would bc ilc Loid and
cngagcd somc lcvci pcoplc io dcsciibc ii, ilcy would also bc unablc io do so. lui il
anyonc would casi a glancc ai iilc placc ol ilc Rasa lcsiival, ilai is illuminaicd by
ilc iays coming liom Sii Suladcva's moon-lilc lacc, ilai liglis up ilc wlolc
woild, lc could scc ii on ilc siicngil ol Radla and Kiislna's boundlcss giacc...
Tlus cnds clapici ninciccn ol Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna llavanamiiia
Malalavya," callcd 'Radla and Kiislna Lngagc in Nociuinal Pasiimcs.'
Chapfer 20
End of fhe Day
(10:+8 p.m. - 3:36 a.m.)
Alici singing all ilcsc songs and playing dillcicni nicc iuncs wiil Tlcii amazing
musical insiiumcnis, Kiislna and ilc gopis clangcd Tlcii cloilcs loi playing in
ilc Yamuna iivci and cnicicd a lunja wlcic Viinda biougli Tlcm daics, bananas,
jacl liuii, iosc applcs, mangocs and oilci linds ol juicy liuii. Radla and Kiislna
wcic cnclanicd by ilc nicc loims and smclls ol ilc liuii, and piaiscd ilcm. Tlc
sallis lad biougli Kaipuia Kcli, Piyusa Paiva, Amiiia Kcli, Sidlu Vilasa and
Ananga Guiila calcs liom lomc ilai Radla and Kiislna jolingly iclislcd wiil
slining, smiling laccs. Mulunda, wlosc iccil aic as wliic as lunda llowcis,
iclislcd ilc goldcn bcicl lcavcs givcn io Him by ilc maidscivanis. Wlilc clcwing
ilcm, Hc loolcd lilc a sappliic ioppcd by a moon ilai was waslcd wiil swcci
mcllows by ilc Cicaioi, and in wlicl siais wcic slining ilai wcic icddisl insidc.
Wlcn ilc moon ol Kiislna's glancc iosc, ilc dailncss ol Radlila's paiicncc was
vanquislcd and ilc loius ol Hci basllulncss diicd up and sliivclcd. lui, Hci
cioiic lcclings bcgan io bloom up lilc a licld ol ccsiaiic icais, jusi as ilc moon
sioncs siaii diipping wlcn ilc moon iiscs.
Kiislna iold Sii Radlila, "O icsilcss cycd Onc, pcoplc bccomc inioxicaicd wiil
cioiic lcclings wlcn ilcy scc ilc spois ol moonligli coming iliougli ilc small
sliis bciwccn ilc ilicl lcavcs ol ilc iiccs ilai aic iicmbling in ilc wind. Ii sccms
ilai ilc moon las cngagcd ilc moonligli in aiicnding io Us lcic in Viindavana.
Tlcicloi, Oui liicnd, ilc wind, las caugli ilc lcavcs, io swing ilcm loi Us." Sii
Haii goi up, lcld Radlila's land, and said, "Lci's icsi on ilis vciy nicc llowci bcd
in ilis lunja ol dcsiic iiccs loi a wlilc." Kalanidli lcld His lcli aim on Radlila's
slouldci and biougli Hci io ilc bcd wlcic Tlcy boil lay down. Tlcn ilc
linlaiis lad ilcii dcsiics io massagc Radla and Kiislna's loius lcci lullillcd.
Two maidscivanis lcld ilc loius lcci ol Radla and Kiislna on ilcii iligls, ilai
wcic lilc goldcn scais, and woislippcd ilcsc lcci, ollciing padya (looiwcai) wiil
ilcii icaidiops and aiglya (land waici) wiil ilcii laiis, ilai wcic sianding up in
ccsiasy. lui, ilis liiglicncd ilcm wiil ilc ilougli ilai Tlcii icndci loius lcci
migli bc luii by ilcsc cicci laiis. Tlcy woislippcd ilcsc loius lcci wiil ilcii
loius-lilc lands, ollcicd sccnis wiil ilc musl and camploi liom ilcii bicasis,
inccnsc wiil ilcii bicail, lamps wiil ilcii slining jcwcl-lilc nails, gailands wiil
ilcii glanccs, loodsiulls wiil ilcii pomcgianaic-lilc bicasis and a camploi lamp
wiil ilcii vciy livcs, ilai aic lull ol lovc and aic mixcd wiil ilc moonligli ol ilcii
laccs. Kiislna's lcci wcic lilc spiouis on ilc goldcn banana-lilc iligls ol ilc
maidscivanis, wlosc icd loius-lilc lands massagcd ilcm. Tlcii banglcs buzzcd
lilc bumblcbccs as ilcy wcni up and down wiil ilc movcmcnis ol ilcii massgaing
lands. Oilci maidscivanis lanncd Radla and Kiislna wiil llowci lans, as il ilcy
wanicd io gladdcn ilc pocis by laving ilcii dcsciipiions ol ilcii Masici's gloiics
dancing bcloic ilcm in pcisonilicd loims. Onc maidscivani siood on cacl ol
Radla and Kiislna's sidcs, sciving goldcn bcicl lcavcs lillcd wiil camploi, nuimcg
and clovcs. Radla and Kiislna loolcd lilc spoilcss, iising lull moons, spiinllcd
wiil iwo goldcn vincs ilai consianily woislippcd Tlcm wiil ilcii spiouis, wiil
Tlcii ambiosial moon bcams.
Kiislna said, "Dcai Radla, lool! Youi maidscivanis aic vciy iiicd. Tlcy pcispiic
and ilcii cycs aic iolling. Lci ilcm ialc somc icsi. Il Youi lcci aic siill iiicd, ilcn I
will massagc ilcm Myscll." As soon as ilc maidscivanis lcaid ilis ilcy lcli ilc
lunja, lilc woislippcis lcaving ilc icmplc wiil ilc piicsis alici laving lad ilcii
dcsiics lullillcd. Tlcn Kiislna bailcd in Cupid's loly lalc, loiiipilaiing ol cold
(oi 'cioiic bliss'). His body was madc slining by bcing waslcd, alici wlicl Hc
joylully cngagcd in woislip, bcing cxpcii in all paiiiculai icligious lunciions ol
ilc smiiii sciipiuics (oi 'Cupid').
Alici bailing, Aglabid pciloimcd aclaman (wasling ilc mouil) iliicc wiil
ncciai, alici wlicl Hc pciloimcd ilc icgulaicd aciiviiics io gci a body wiiloui
lindiancc, alilougl Hc is ananga ('incoipoial' oi 'Cupid'). Ai ilc bcginning ol His
saciilicc, Kiislna lad lixcd all ilc diicciions wiil dillcicni paiaplcinalia, ilcn Hc
woislippcd ilc dcmigods by placing His land on a goldcn jcwcllcd piiclci. Hc
painicd a moon on ilis piiclci and gavc cloilcs in claiiiy io ilc bialmanas. Tlcn
Hc bccamc onc wiil ilc dcmigods, smiling and iiding on a wavc ol bliss.
Noic: Tlc picvious paiagiapl las a sccond mcaning: Wlcn Aglabid sicppcd inio
Cupid's pond, His body loiiipilaicd liom lusilul agiiaiion and was biiglicncd up
by ii. Hc bccamc cagci loi all ilc dillcicni aspccis ol cioiic play. In ilc bcginning
ol ilc union, Hc dianl ilc ncciai ol coniiaiy, unwilling Piiyaji ilicc iimcs, and
ilcn Hc icmovcd ilc obsiaclc ol Hci coniiaiincss by cmbiacing Hci by loicc, cic.
Hc was assuicd ol His Piiyaji's dcsiics, ilai Slc cxpicsscd wiil ilc movcmcnis ol
Hci lands. Hc madc lull moon slapcd nail mails on Radlila's goldcn piiclci-lilc
bicasis, placing His lands on ilcm, bii Hci lips wiil His iccil, ilai aic callcd
dwija, lilc ilc bialmins. Tlcn Hc uniicd wiil His bclovcd, smiling and iiding on
a wavc ol bliss.]
Sii Radlila ilougli io Hciscll, "How can I malc My sallis slaic ilis
lappincss'" Kiislna, undcisianding Hci loving puiposc, cxpandcd Himscll inio as
many loims as ilcic wcic sallis and cnjoycd wiil ilcm, ioo. Tlc maidscivanis,
wlo cannoi livc wiiloui sccing Radla and Kiislna's pasiimcs, bclcld Tlcii play
iliougl ilc windows ol ilc nilunja. Onc ol ilcm suddcnly said, "Sallis, jusi
lool ai Radla and Kiislna's amazing condiiion! Tlcy bind cacl oilci's bodics up
wiil Tlcii aims, lying ilcic moiionlcssly loi a wlilc, ilcn again Tlcy slivci and
say "Ha la!" wiil laliciing voiccs, spiinlling cacl oilci wiil Tlcii waim icais.
Lvcn il Tlcy givc up Tlcii cmbiacc and sii lacing cacl oilci, Tlcy siiilc Tlcii
own loiclcads and bccomc ilin oui ol disiicss, unablc io scc cacl oilci iliougl
Tlcii innumciablc icais. (Tlcy wcic cxpciicncing Picma Vaiciiiya oi 'scpciaiion
cvcn in union'.) Tlc ligl wavcs ol Radla and Kiislna's picma vaiciiiya obsiiucicd
Cupid's iasa liom llowing iliougl, bccausc ilosc ilai aic iicl in passion aic casily
movcd by ilc cioolcd wavcs ol joy and soiiow.
Alici somc iimc, onc maidscivani said, "O sallis, don'i bc sad anymoic. Lool!
Now Tlcy cmbiacc cacl oilci again and blisslully spiinllc cacl oilci wiil cool
icais ol union. Lisicn, Kiislna iclls Radlila, 'O pioud, angiy giil, wlcic lavc You
gonc, lcaving Mc bclind'' and Radlila said, 'O Dcai Onc, wly lavc You liddcn
Youiscll io jolc wiil Mc''" Tlc dasis and sallis gigglcd wlilc ilcy iclislcd ilcsc
uiicianccs ol loving dclusion.
Onc maidscivani said, "Wly do ilcsc Two lccl scpaiaiion liom cacl oilci' And
wly do Tlcy siill mcci, alilougl no onc aiiangcd loi ii'"
Anoilci maidscivani, spcaling on ilc conclusions ol ilc scicncc ol iasa, said
"Tlcsc clcvci maidscivanis lnow Tlcii moods. Wlcn Tlcy aic scpaiaic, Tlcy
consianily mcdiiaic on cacl oilci and cvcn wlcn Tlcy scc cacl oilci Tlcy ilinl
ilai ilai vision is lalsc. Wlcn Tlcy siicicl oui Tlcii aims io cmbiacc cacl oilci,
Tlcii ioucl miiigaics ilc pangs ol Tlcii scpaiaiion. O salis, ilis scpaiaiion
causcd Tlcii cagcincss io mcci cacl oilci io incicasc a million lold, and in ilis
way, icmaining siaiionaiy loi a long iimc, ii also incicascs ilc plcasuic ol Tlcii
union. Lool! Tlc Loving Couplc, lcaiing scpaiaiion liom cacl oilci, iiglily
cmbiacc cacl oilci and icmovc cacl oilci's cloilcs as il Tlcy malc cacl oilci
cnici inio cacl oilci's lcaiis, solily iclling cacl oilci, 'I'm cniciing inio ilai
mind, wlcic You aic always lccping Mc, io play ilcic.'
"Ii is cciiainly piopci loi ilis cnjoying couplc io bccomc onc in Tlcii cmbiacc,
sincc Tlcy aic alicady onc soul and onc mind, bui noi yci in body. Is ilis wly ilc
wisc mcn lavc quiclly uniicd Tlcm in cioiic oncncss'
"Sccing ilc vasincss ol Sii Radlila's bosom, Sii Kiislna pioudly ilougli, 'Only I
am lugc in ilis woild, do ilcsc bicasis wani io dclcai Mc' I will smasl ilcii
piidc.' Is ilis wly Hc is massaging ilcm lilc ilai' Scicams and loius llowcis, iwo
liicnds ol Cupid, aic boil abja ('boin liom ilc mouil' and 'boin liom ilc waici'),
so ilcy slould bc liicnds, bui insicad ilcy aic cncmics. Is Cupid ilcicloi loicing
ilcm io cmbiacc cacl oilci wlcn Radla and Kiislna aic lissing' Oi aic Radla
and Kiislna's laccs loius lowcis ilai giow in ilc lalcs ol Tlcii bodics ilai aic
dccp and lillcd wiil cioiic iasa' Tlc loncybccs scicam wlcn ilcy gci siucl in
bciwccn ilcsc iwo loius llowcis wlcn Tlcy aic uniicd by ilc blowing ol Cupid's
galc.
"Tlc moon ilai Loid lialma cicaicd is singlc, noi always lull and las spois, bui
Cupid madc iwo cvci lull spoilcss moons in ilc loim ol Radla and Kiislna's
bcauiilul laccs. Havc Tlcii dail, cuily locls now boldly suiioundcd ilcsc
moonlilc laccs, waniing io combai ilcm' O bcauiilul liicnd, alici Kiislna lisscd
ilc collyiium liom Radlila's cycs, Hci bimba liuii-lilc lips anxiously ilougli,
'Alala! Wlo las pui inl on Kiislna's loius-lilc lips lilc a spoi on ilc moon' Lci
Mc ialc ii away and pui ilc icd coloi ol My clcwcd bcicl lcavcs ilcic.' Salli,
wlcn I scc low Tlcy biic cacl oilci's lips, I ilinl ilai loui bandlujiva llowcis aic
ligliing ovci cacl oilci's loncy and ilai ilc lunda llowci slalis ol ling Cupid
lavc piciccd ilcsc bandlujiva lips.
Wlcn I scc low Kiislna sciaiclcd Sii Radlila's bicasis wiil His nails and low
ilc pcails liom Hci nccllacc aic lalling on ilc giound onc by onc alici Kiislna
biolc ilc siiing. I ilinl ilai Cupid las piciccd lis cncmy, Sliva, wiil ilc lall
moon mails ol lis aiiows, alici binding ilcm up wiil iwo spioui-lilc iopcs.
Sccing ilis, ilc Ganga, wlo lalls on Sliva's lcad, bccamc aliaid and bcgan io ciy,
lci wliic pcail-lilc icai diops lalling on ilc giound onc by onc. Lool! Tlc
liglining is cmpowcicd by Cupid and iopplcs ilc cloud alici aiiacling lim."
Sccing ilis, ilc sallis and manjaiis ciicd icais ol loving ccsiasy ilai slowcicd ilc
windows ol ilc nilunja. Tlc maidscivanis ilai siood ouisidc ol ilc lunja pullcd
ilc siiings ol ilc cciling lan. Tlcy wcic angiy ai ilcii icais ol loving ccsiasy,
lccling soiiy ilai ilcy sioppcd ilcm liom wiincssing Radla and Kiislna's
lovcplays. Did ilc loncybccs gci angiy ai ilc moon, unablc io iolciaic lis
diinling ilc ncciai ol ilcii bluc loius llowcis, ilai ilcy now loicibly diinl ilc
ncciai ol ilc moon' A siiing ol pcails danccs on ilc sunglobc ilai iosc abovc ilc
clouds io aiiain libciaiion and ilc goldcn swans on caiil blisslully bcgan io play
music wiil ilc avadluis (asocial mcndicanis). Oilcis could noi comc on ilai
goldcn giound and wlcn Madlusudana camc ilcic, Hc sang swcci songs ilai
madc ilc vinclilc bodics ol all ilc iasila dcvoiccs mcli liom ccsiasy. Many
Madlusudana loncybccs camc ilcic, bcing aiiiacicd io Radla and Kiislna's nicc
liagiancc, and bcgan io sing swcci songs ilai madc ilc vinc-lilc bodics ol ilc
iasila linlaiis mcli.
Cioolcd and loolisl pcoplc wandci aiound icsilcsly, aiiaiclcd io ilc liuiiivc
aciiviiics picsciibcd in ilc Vcdas ilai will giani ilcm icsidcncc on ilc moon (oi
Cioolcd locls ol laii swing lcic and ilcic and bccomc lii loi dccoiaiion as ilcy
aic bound bclind ilc cais.) Tlc Divinc, cvci youillul Couplc wlo wcic
inioxicaicd liom diinling an unlimiicd amouni ol ncciai, wlosc sliclds ol
sandalwood pasic wcic smaslcd and ilai lad bound cacl oilci in Tlcii snalc-
lilc aims, wcic cvci moic cagci io dclcai cacl oilci iliougl Tlcii cvci licsl
dcsiics loi union. Radla and Kiislna compcicd wiil cacl oilci in cioiic
clcvcincss, bui Tlcii ligli cndcd wiil laiiguc ilai biougli Nidiadcvi, ilc goddcss
ol slccp, io piompily siop ilc ligli.
I woislip Siila Rupa and Siila Sanaiana goswami wlo biougli Radla and Kiislna,
ilc King and Quccn ol Viindavana, oui ol ilcii lcaiis inio ilis woild, wlo
icvcalcd Tlcii pasiimcs liom ilc Vcdic sciipiuics, and wlo aic lollowcd by all ilc
anuiagi (divincly passionaic) dcvoiccs ol ilc woild.
I ialc slclici ol ilc Sii Kiislna Claiianya cloud, wlo slowcis ilc wlolc woild,
maling ii diinl ilc siicam ol His lusici, ilai is lilc billions ol Cupids so laii, and
wlo dcsiioys ilc dailncss ol ilc maiciial woild.
Tlus cnds clapici iwcniy ol Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna llavanamiiia
Malalavya," callcd 'Lnd ol ilc Day.'
Tlus cnds Siila Visvanaila Caliaviii's "Kiislna llavanamiiia Malalavya," wlicl
dcsciibcs ilc iiansccndcnial cigli lold daily pasiimcs ol Sii Radla and Sii Kiislna.