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Camafkar Chandrika
(A Moonbeam of Sheer Asfonishmenf)
TABLE OF CONTENTS
FIRST PRANK - THE MEETING IN THE BOX
- Sii Kiislna sicailily gcis inio a box ol cloilcs and oinamcnis wlicl Moilci
Yasloda wanis io scnd io Sii Radlila as a gili. Ablimanyu, Radla's dull-
wiiicd lusband, unlnowingly caiiics ilc box io Hci bcdioom on Yasoda's
icqucsi. Laici, alici ilc gopis gailci aiound, ilc box is opcncd io ilc gicai
amuscmcni ol Sii Radla and Hci giilliicnds.
SECOND PRANK - MEETING IN THE DISGUISE OF ABHIMANYU
- Sii Kiislna, coming in ilc disguisc ol Radla's lusband Ablimanyu, succcds
in dccciving Jaiila, RAdlaiani's scnilc moilci-in-law. Tlus Hc obiains Jaiila's
pcimission io spoii wiil Sii Radla in Hci own lousc, alici laving ilc ical
Ablimanyu clasiiscd and diivcn away by Jaiila and lci loolisl dauglici Kuiila.
THIRD PRANK - MEETING IN THE DISGUISE OF A FEMALE DOCTOR
- Old Jaiila is suspicious ilai lci Dauglicil-in-law Radlaiani is somclow
oi oilci mcciing sccicily wiil Sii Kiislna. Tlcicloic slc piolibiis Sii Radla liom
going ouisidc ilc lousc ai all. Wiil ilc lclp ol Hci liilliicnd Visalla, Radla
picicnds io sullci liom a dcadly snalcbiic. Tlcicalici, Sii Kiislna aiiivcs in ilc
disguisc ol Vidyavali, ilc dauglici ol Gaiga Rsi wlo is adocioi spccializing in
iicaimcni ol snalcbiics. Tlus disguiscd as a young giil docioi, Hc managcs io
spcnd ilc nigli wiil Sii Radlila in ilc pianlisl aii ol cuiing Hci.
FOURTH PRANK - MEETING IN THE DISGUISE OF A FEMALE SINGER
- Sii Kiislna, coming in ilc disguisc lo Kalavali, a giil singci, lails io piopiiiaic
ilc pouiing lull ol Radlaiani. Tlcicalici, Hc dcccivcs old Jaiila inio ilc
bclicl ilai Hc is a giil-cousing ol Sii Radla. Tlus, upon Jaiila's siiici oidci, ilc
icluciani Sii Radla is obligcd io acccpi His companionslip loi ilc nigli.
CAMATKARA CANDRIKA
FIRST PRANK - THE MEETING IN THE BOX
yatharunyam sucí-rasa-camathara-varam níáníms tan
nrbnyo raána-gírívara-bnrton sparsayat-taryaycn nan
tasyaívaham prsatam acíraI-Iabánum asahsí áanaín
so vyat mrtyor áasana-vítatcn hrsna-caítanya-rupan
Wlosc mcicilul compassion
causcs all pcoplc io comc inio coniaci
wiil ilc occan ol spoilcssly puic
divinc mcllows ol uiici asionislmcni...
(In oilci woids, wlcn ilc pcoplc's minds ioucl upon ilc lailomlcss
occan ol wondcilul conjugal pasiimcs ol Sii Sii Radla- Kiislna alici obiaining His
mcicy...)
...maling us all iliisiy loi sucl iasa...
(Namcly, maling us all anxious io cnici inio ilcsc mosi biillianily
blossoming mcllow pasiimcs ol Sii Sii Radla- Kiislna...)
Tlis Supicmc Pcison Himscll
in ilc loim ol Sii Kiislna Claiianya
ly bcsiowing upon all ol us
ilc cycs ol pcipciual lopc
loi obiaining a diop ol ilai occan
biimming wiil puic asionislmcni-mcllows...
May Hc ilus pioicci us
liom ilc gaping jaws and slaip iccil
ol ilc ciocodilc ol dcail.
.... Onc day....ai Nandagiam....in ilc moining, Sii Yasoda is placing
somc vciy nicc cnjoyablc ilings wiilin a laigc woodcn box. As slc is pacling ilc
box wiil dillcicni linds ol cloiling and oinamcnis, Sii Kiislna lappcns io comc
along and bcgins io qucsiion lci.
Hc asls, "My dcai moilci! Wlai aic you doing ai ilis iimc ol ilc moining'"
Yasoda icplics, "My dcai Son! I am lilling up ilis box."
Sii Kiislna: "Wlai is ii ilai you aic lccping so caiclully wiilin ilc box'"
Yasoda: "My Son! Wly do You nccd io lnow' Jusi go ouisidc now and play wiil
Youi boyliicnds."
Sii Kiislna: "I ically wani io lnow wlai you aic doing! Il you don'i icll mc, ilcn I
will noi lcavc ilis ioom!"
Yasoda: "Wiilin ilis box, I am puiiing sandalwood siicls, jcwcllcd pollcn ol ilc
camploi loius, musl, and icd lunlum powdci loi maling nicc sccnicd body-
oinimcnis. And loi maling dillcicni linds ol dicsscs, I am pacling cxiicmcly
valuablc cloil, waisi oinamcnis madc ol iiny iinlling bclls, caiiings, banglcs,
uncommonly iaic lapis-lazuli gcms, cmcialds and pcails."
Sii Kiislna: "All ilcsc ilings you aic pacling in ilc box....aic ilcy loi mc' Oi aic
ilcy mcani loi my lioilci lalaiama'"
Yasoda: "My dcliglilul Son! I will icll You, il You will lisicn. Tlcic is anoilci box
ilai I lavc alicady picpaicd loi You, and ii is mucl biggci ilan ilis onc. Ii is lillcd
wiil vciy valuablc jcwcls and cloil. I lavc also picpaicd a similai onc loi youi
lioilci lalaiama."
Sii Kiislna: " Il you aic noi picpaiing ilis ncw box loi Mc oi loi My oldci
lioilci, ilcn wlo aic you picpaiing ii loi, anyway' Wlo is sucl a dcai objcci ol
youi allcciion."
Yasoda: "Hcy Vaisa! Hcy Viajapuialanlaia, Tlc dccoiaiivc oinamcni ol Viaja-
puia! Hcy Puiia! Jusi as Piovidcncc las bcsiowcd You upon mc as a icsuli ol my
mciiioiious ausiciiiics pciloimcd in ilc pasi, in ilc samc way, ilcic is onc
dauglici lcic in Golula Wlo is lilc ilc mcdicinc ilai susiains my vciy lilc. Slc is
jusi lilc sooiling camploi loi my oilciwisc buining cycs. Ii is Hci cloiling and
oinamcnis ilai I am lccping in ilis box. Hcy Vaisa! Tlc Cicaioi las madc many
dillcicni lcmininc qualiiics sucl as bcauiy, good bclavioui, simpliciiy, lumiliiy
and so on. lui ilcic is onc giil wlo is sucl ilai wlcn all ilosc good qualiiics ialc
slclici ol Hci, ilcn only can ilcy bccomc gicai. Usually, il oidinaiy giils ialc
slclici ol sucl lcmininc qualiiics, ilcn ilc giils bccomc gicai. lui ilcic is onc giil
wlo is so wondcilul, ilai wlcn all ilosc good womanly qualiiics ialc slclici ol
Hci, ilcn ilc qualiiics ilcmsclvcs ilcicby bccomc iiuly gloiious! Tlis is mosi
amazing! Tlis giil's namc is SRI RADHA, and ii is loi Hci ilai I lavc naiuial lovc
and allcciion."
As soon as Sii Kisna lcais Sii Radla's divinc namc and qualiiics bcing dcsciibcd
by His moilci's own mouil, His cniiic body ciupis in bumps ol ccsiaiic dcligli,
wlicl Hc immcdiaicly covcis up wiil His cloil. Tlcn, lillcd wiil incicdibly
inicnsc cnilusiasm, Hc again qucsiions moilci Yasoda.
Sii Kisna: "Hc Janani! Wlo is ilis giil' Wlosc dauglici is Slc, and wlcic docs
Slc livc' How is ii ilai you lavc sucl inicnsc lovc and allcciion loi Hci' Kindly
cxplain cvciyiling io Mc."
Yasoda: "Hcy Vaisa! Lisicn! Iiom ilc jcwcl-minc ol My salli Kiiiida's womb
las aiiscn a sinlcss, maicllcss jcwcl ol a dauglici. ly ilc slimmciing wavcs ol
ilis jcwcl's auia, Slc is illuminaiing Visablanu. Usually, ilc sun malcs oidinaiy
jcwcls slinc biiglily, bui ilis dauglici-jcwcl ol Malaiaja Visablanu is so
cllulgcni ilai Hci auia malcs cvcn ilc biiglicsi summci sun pcil up and slinc
siill moic biiglily. (visa = ilc loiicsi summci monil ol jycsila; blanu = sun).
Tlis giil is vciily ilc pcisonilicd ausiciiiics ol King Visablanu, and Slc livcs ai
ilc palacc ilai lc madc loi Hci ai Yavai, along wiil Hci lusband, Ablimanyu.
lui jusi now, Hci lusband las aiiivcd lcic ai oui lomc in Nandagiam. Hc is
ouisidc wiil Gosila-iaja, ilc ling ol ilc pasiuic land, Nanda Malaiaja, icnding io
somc lousclold allaiis. Wlcn Ablimanyu comcs io ilis innci clambci io scc mc
bcloic lcaving, ilcn I will icll lim in swcci woids,
'Hcy Ablimanyu! Plcasc ialc ilis box youiscll and, caiiying ii bacl io youi lomc,
lindly ollci ii io Sii Radla'.
Wlilc Yasoda is ilus convcising wiil Sii Kisna, a dasi namcd Lavanga- laiila
comcs inio ilc ioom. Appioacling Moilci Yasoda, slc announccs,
"Hcy Quccn ol ilc pasiuic lands! Tlosc iwo goldsmiils namcd Rangana and
Tanlana, wlom you lavc callcd loi, lavc jusi aiiivcd ouisidc."
Hcaiing ilis, ilc lovcly-laccd Sumulli Yasoda ilcn says io ilc giil Dlanisila,
"Hcy Dlanisila! I am going ouisidc now in oidci io aiiangc loi ilc manulaciuic
ol Kisna's oinamcnis lilc ciowns, caiiings and biacclcis. You jusi siay lcic and
lccp an cyc on ilis box."
Saying ilis, Viajcsvaii ilcn lcavcs ilc ioom.
Jusi ilcn, Sii Kisna's dcaicsi, mosi conlidcniial cowlcid boyliicnds lcadcd by
Subala Salla aiiivc on ilc sccnc. In ilc iopmosi bliss, Kisna las a liiilc
discussion wiil ilcm. Tlcn, ialing ilc box io a soliiaiy placc, ilcy opcn ii up.
Taling oui all ilc cloiling and oinamcnis and cniiusiing ii all in Dlanisila's
lands, Kisna ilcn climbs inio ilc box. Subala and ilc oilci boys closc ilc lid and
placc ilc box jusi as ii was bcloic.
Alici a liiilc wlilc, Sii Viajcsvaii iciuins. Tlcn Ablimanyu comcs in io ollci lis
icspccis io Yasoda bcloic lc iciuins lomc io Yavai. Sccing Ablimanyu bowing
down, Sii Yasoda inquiics ol lis wcllaic, and ilcn insiiucis lim,
"Hcy Ablimanyu! I lavc picpaicd a box lull ol jcwcllcd oinamcnis loi youi wilc.
Ii coniains many iiclcs lilc spoilcss gcmsioncs and gold nccllaccs, many dillcicni
iypcs ol cloil, as wcll as vaiious oinimcnis lilc musl, camploi and so on. So
many nicc ilings aic paclcd in dillcicni laycis. I wani you io pcisonally ialc ilis
box and ollci ii io Sii Radlila, bccausc I don'i iiusi anyonc clsc io do ii
icsponsibly. Picscni ii io Hci in a soliiaiy placc, and iclay io Hci ilis mcssagc ol
minc---
sandcsiavya ivayi madalsi-sulladc! Sii liiiida-liiiidc!iadlc! picsiia- pciilaniaia
gaicn aiyujjvala jyoiisaivad gaiiociia mandancna niiaiam ivad vallablcna
spluiamivam singaiavaii sada blava ciianjivcii samblogyaial
'Ol You Wlo givc plcasuic io my cycs! Ol You Wlo bcsiows lamc and gloiy
upon Kiiiida! Ol Radlc! Wiilin ilis box, I lavc scni You an cxiicmcly biilliani
auia. Ii consisis ol oinamcnis jusi bcliiiing Youi body, and I am suic ilai You will
clciisl ilcm io ilc uimosi. ly all ol ilcsc dcai ilings, may You bccomc iadianily
dccoiaicd cvciy day. Tlus aclicving gicai loiiunc and lappincss, may You
bccomc cniluscd wiil ncwci lilc loicvci and cvci.'
Hcaiing ilis liom Yasoda, Ablimanyu icplics,
"Ol Viajcsvaii! As you lavc oidcicd mc, I will laiillully caiiy ii oui."
Saying ilis, lc lilis ilc box up onio lis lcad and siaiis loi lomc in a loving mood.
Sii Kisna-candia, bcing caiiicd upon Ablimanyu's lcad, ilus iiavcls on loi a
icndczvous wiil Ablimanyu's own Wilc----and His own Piiya Radlila. Tlus
iliowing Himscll inio an occan ol novcl pianlisl lun, Hc bicals inio a swcci,
misclicvous giin wiilin ilc box.
Tlai loolisl, dull-biaincd cowlcid boy Ablimanyu ilcn bcgins io ilinl io
limscll, "Today I lavc ically bccomc iicl---I lavc now bccomc succcsslul and
loiiunaic. Judging by ilc wcigli ol ilis box, I can jusi imaginc low many lcaps
ol puic gold musi bc paclcd insidc. Wiil all ilis wcalil, I will puiclasc millions
ol cows. Tlus, jusi lilc my liicnd Govaidlana Malla, I will lavc ilc Goddcss ol
Ioiiunc lixcd pcimancnily in my vciy own lomc."
Tlinling lilc ilis again and again wlilc iiavclling wiil ilc box on lis lcad liom
Nandagiam, Ablimanyu aiiivcs bcloic lis own lomc ai Yavai wiil lis cniiic body
siuddcd wiil bumps ol joy and lis cycs biimming wiil icais ol loving bliss. Tlus,
lccling sucl gicai lappincss, lc could noi pciccivc cvcn loi a sccond ilc laiiguc ol
caiiying sucl a load upon lis lcad. Tlc icason loi ilis is----would anyonc lccl
any dilliculiy caiiying sucl a divinc objcci composcd ol iliclly condcnscd,
absoluicly complcic ccsiaiic bliss sucl as Sii Kisna'''
Going inio lis lomc, Ablimanyu addicsscs lis moilci, Jaiila, "Hcy Maia! Today I
musi lavc lcli ilc lousc ai an auspicious momcni, loi I lavc bccn blcsscd wiil ilc
loiiunc ol obiaining ilis box lull ol gold, jcwcls, oinamcnis and cloil. Hcy
Janani! Sii Viajcsvaii las scni somc maicllcss gilis loi youi Dauglici-in-law, Sii
Radlila, and slc las scni ilis mcssagc loi Hci as wcll:
sandcsiavya ivayi madalsi-sulladc! Sii Kiiiida-liiiidc!iadlc! picsiia- pciilaniaia
gaicn aiyujjvala jyoiisaivad gaiiociia mandancna niiaiam ivad vallablcna
spluiamivam singaiavaii sada blava ciianjivcii samblogyaial
'Ol You Wlo givcs plcasuic io my cycs! Ol You Wlo bcsiows lamc and gloiy
upon Kiiiida! Ol Radlc! Wiilin ilis box, I lavc scni You an cxiicmcly biilliani
auia. Ii consisis ol oinamcnis jusi bcliiiing Youi body, and I am suic ilai you will
clciisl ilcm io ilc uimosi. ly all ol ilcsc dcai ilings, may You bccomc iadianily
dccoiaicd day alici day; ilus aclicving gicai loiiunc and lappincss, may You
bccomc cniluscd wiil ncwci lilc loicvci and cvci.'
Hcaiing all ilis, ilc old woman Jaiila bccomcs blisslully ovciwlclmcd, and bcgins
io ilinl io lciscll, "Today, by ilc powci ol gicai Ioiiunc, a wondcilul iling las
lappcncd. Obiaining sucl a maicllcss gili ioday, my Dauglici-in-law will now
bccomc vciy plcascd wiil my son Ablimanyu......"
Tlcn Jaiila opcnly laugls and laugls and says, Hcy Puiia! Tlis box is so lcavy
ilai cvcn myscll, youi Wilc and youi sisici Kuiila iogcilci could noi possibly lili
ii; ilcicloic, you lindly lili ii and biing ii inio Visablanu-nandini's bcdioom,
placing ii upon ilc iaiscd plailoim ilcic. Oncc ii is ilcic, ilcn Slc can quiclly
and casily opcn ii up and scc all ol ilc wondcilul gilis and dcai mosi oinamcnis
insidc."
Iollowing ilc oidci ol lis moilci, Ablimanyu ilcn caiiics ilc box iowaids Sii
Radlila's bcdioom.
Sccing ilc laigc box upon Ablimanyu's lcad as lc caiiics ii in, Laliia and all ilc
oilci sallis and dasis pcil up and lccl supicmc bliss. Sii Radlila's lcli cyclid,
aim, bicasi and iligl bcgan io vibiaic and iwiicl. lccausc ol ilai, Sii Radla
glcclully addicsscs Laliia,
"Hcy Salli! Tlis abodc ol My moilci-in-law is complcicly pcivadcd only wiil ilc
mosi dcpicssing, misciablc sullciing---so low is ii ilai My lcli cyclid, aim, bicasi
and iligl aic suddcnly dancing wiiloui any icason' Ii sccms as il ilcic is no
possibiliiy wlaisocvci ol obsciving sucl an auspicious sign lcic, wlai io spcal ol
obiaining ilc bcncdiciion ol sucl a sign comc iiuc as long as I am iiappcd lcic in
ilis loiiiblc placc."
Laliia icplics, "Sii Radlc! I can only gucss ilai wiilin ilis box is a mosi
lascinaiing Manolaia-oinamcni (1. oinamcnis madc ol ilc bcsi ol lascinaiing
jcwcls, oi 2. Manolaia, ilc mind-cnclaniing Sii Kisna). Youi limbs iwiiclcd as
an auspicious indicaiion ol obiaining sucl a iaic gili. Hcy Salli! Tlis iypc ol
iwiicling is only indicaiivc ol obiaining ilc absoluic zcniil ol good loiiunc!"
Sii Radlila says, "Hcy Laliia! Jusi by sccing ilis box, My mind las bccomc
suiclaigcd wiil an indcsciibablc ccsiaiic mood----I can'i cvcn bcgin io iiy and pui
inio woid! Opcning up ilc box ilai las jusi comc inio My own lomc, I will now
scc wlai jcwcllcd oinamcni is insidc ilai will bcsiow sucl a gicai loiiunc upon
Mc."
As Siimaii Radlaiani and Sii Laliia Salli aic ilus convcising wiil onc anoilci,
Ablimanyu biings ilc box in, placcs ii upon ilc iaiscd plailoim jusi bcloic Hci
bcd, and ilcn lcavcs.
Tlcicalici, all ilc sallis, wondciing "Wlai's insidc ilc box' Wlai's insidc ilc
box'" complcicly suiiound ilc box in ilc mosi cxiicmcly cagci cuiiosiiy as Sii
Radlila Hciscll lcavcs Hci oilci oinamcnis asidc and quiclly bcgins io opcn ii.
Tlc vciy sccond Slc opcns ilc lid, Sii Kisna-candia suddcnly spiings oui ol ilc
box and siands upiigli.
Sccing Him ilcic insicad ol valuablc cloiling, oinamcnis and cosmciics, all ilc
sallis wlo aic suiiounding ilc box cxclaim, "AHAHA!!! O MY GOODNLSS!!!!
WHAT'S THIS'!'!'!" as ilcy clap ilcii lands, laugling and giggling.
Tlc ciocodilc-lilc mood ol Cupid's invisiblc picscncc wiilin ilc ioom suddcnly
manilcsis and bcgins io swallow up ilc bodily limbs ol ilc sallis, wlo aic noi
lully covcicd wiil cloil in ilc piivacy ol Sii Radla's bcdioom. Tlc dasis, wlo
wcic lying aboui icsiing, ilcn gci up vciy quiclly in sly cmbaiiassmcni. Topmosi
divinc bliss llows in lundicds and ilousands ol cluining wavcs, wlicl swcll and
llouiisl aboui ilc ioom.
As loi Kala-nidli Sii Kisna, ilc abodc ol all aiiisiiy, Hc lccls lully saiislicd in His
own picsiigc. Lxlibiiing majcsiic moiions ol sucl a mild and soli gcnily mannci,
Hc lisscs all ol ilc gopis' laccs simuliancously.
Alici ilai, Laliia Salli says io Sii Radlila, "Hcy Radlc! Tlai dccoiaiion' ilai las
comc is indccd gloiious!; Youi lusband wlo biougli ii is also gloiious; Gosila-
malcsvaii wlo scni ii is also gloiious; and lci mcssagc io You 'Hcy Radlc! May
You bccomc dccoiaicd by ilai wlicl I am scnding" is also gloiious; and ilis
lousc, ilc placc wlcic ilis box is spoiiing, is also gloiious! Hcy Ali! My dcai
Iiicnd! Sii Radlc! You lavc bccn oidcicd by Sii Gosilcsvaii You slould bccomc
dccoiaicd by ilai wlicl I lavc scni'. Tlai oidci was also icpcaicd by Youi
lusband and Youi moilci-in-law. Tlcicloic lcy Gandlaivilc! Iollowing ilc
oidci ol Youi ilicc supciiois, pioclaim Youi own idcal bclavioui io ilc woild by
sucl piaciicc ol iiglicous ciiquciic. In oilci woids, jusi bccomc dccoiaicd wiil
ilc jcwcllcd oinamcni ilai was scni in ilc box and ilus duly lonoui ilc oidci ol
Youi ilicc supciiois."
Hcaiing ilcsc woids ol Laliia, Siimaii Radlila bccomcs vciy cmbaiiasscd, and Slc
bluslcs in mccl slyncss.
A momcni laici, Slc smilcs liglily and says, "My dcai Laliia! A iascal ilicl las
siolcn all ilc cloilcs and oinamcnis ilai wcic givcn Mc by Yasoda Mayi. Taling
ilcm oui ol ilc box, Hc las lcpi ilcm in somc oilci placc wlilc lccping Himscll
liddcn wiilin. Go iigli now and cxplain all ilis io My moilci-in-law Jaiila, and
quiclly biing lci lcic."
Tlcn Laliia says io Sii Kiislna, "Ol clandcsiinc icndczvous-lovci ol Radla! Rascal
caiiicd by Ablimanyu! You iodc on Ablimanyu's lcad in oidci io icndczvous
wiil lis own wilc, Sii Radlila! ly doing ilis, aic You dcsiious ol sccing ilc caiil
bccomc complcicly bcicli ol all clasic womcn' Wcll, all iigli, wlai's donc is donc
- bui now You slould immcdiaicly iciuin all ilc cloil and jcwcls ilai you siolc
liom insidc ilc box; il noi, ilcn by biinging Jaiila lcic, I will cxposc ilc ical iiuil
ol Youi lamc and gloiy."
Hcaiing ilis, Sii Kiislna ilcn says, "Ol my dcai Laliia! Youi liicnd Radlaiani is
vciy cioolcd, and Slc is cxiicmcly slillcd in sciving Hci own scllisl puiposcs. I
cnicicd ilis box wlilc playing ai lomc, and youi Salli scnds Hci lusband io
loicibly caiiy away Mc and ilc box, biinging Mc lcic jusi io bc liamcd wiil ilis
bogus accusaiion!"
Tlcn, laugling and laugling, Hc says io Sii Radlila, "Hcy Radlc! I bccamc
lascinaicd by smclling ilc naiuial woodcn liagiancc ol ilis box; scnding all ol ilc
iicms ii coniaincd io You via Dlanisila, I ilcn climbcd inio ilc box jusi io malc
Myscll niccly sccnicd. Rigli ai ilai momcni, Youi lusband lappcncd io comc
along by clancc and biougli Mc lcic."
Alici saying ilis io Sii Radlila, Hc says io all ilc sallis, "Hcy asscmbly ol sallis!
I now placc ilc iopic ol ilis accusaiion bcloic you all. Jusi ilinl ii ovci caiclully
and ilcn dccidc---- il Sii Radlila is ai lauli, ilcn I will iiglilully punisl Hci; oi, il
I'm ai lauli, ilcn I will allow Myscll io bc iicd up in ilc binding-noosc ol cacl and
cvciyonc ol youi aims. In ilis way I will voluniaiily spcnd ilicc niglis ol
misciablc impiisonmcni lcic..."
¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯ ¯
yasyaívam víbnavcna tan-nava-yuva-ávanávam spnurat-yauvanam
sahnyastahsí cahoríham sara-tatím hamo rasan svaáítam
ányanam bnahta-tatí saáa haví-huIam svíya vícítra gíran
hírtím hsma bnuvancsu saánu sapnaIí-cahrc numastam param
Tlai licsl young Couplc
iadiaiing splcndious cicinal agclcssncss
ly ilis soii ol wondcilul inllucncc
Wlo las madc lully-blossomcd Iamc
spicad iliougloui all ilc woilds
in ilc mosi boldly lullilling way
ly ilc iliisiy cycs ol Tlcii giilliicnds
ly ilc picicing lovc-aiiows ol Cupid,
ly ilc iasiing ol divinc mcllows,
ly ilc mcdiiaiions ol Tlcii dcvoiccs,
ly ilc wondcilul siaicmcnis ol Tlcii pocis...
I ollci my mosi lumblc, piosiiaicd obcisanccs io Tlcii Divinc Loidslips.
THUS LNDS THL IIRST PRANK OI SRI CAMATKARA-CANDRIKA, LNTITLLD
MANJUSIKA-MILANA (Tlc Mcciing in ilc lox)
SECOND PRANK: ABHIMANYU VESE MILANA (Meefing in fhe Disguise of
Abhimanyu)
.Oncc, in ilc cold monil ol Magl (Januaiy-Icbiuaiy), Sii Radlila bcgan io
lollow an auspicious vow ol bailing daily in ilc Yamuna Rivci caily in ilc
moining. ilus, cvciy day jusi bcloic dawn, Slc iosc liom bcd and wcni wiil lci
giilliicnds io bailc in ilc Yamuna. Sccing ilis going on, Kuiila (ilc sisici ol
Ablimanyu) bcgan io dcvclop a suspicion wiilin lci mind.
Onc day, jusi alici Sii Radlila lcavcs wiil Hci liicnds ai ilc cnd ol nigli io go io
ilc Yamuna, Kuiila malcs somc cxcusc io go io ilc lomc ol Sii Kiislna ai Nanda-
giam. Slc wanis io clccl up and scc wlai Sii Kiislna is doing ai ilai iimc ol ilc
moining. Aiiiving ai ilc palacc, slc asls somc icsidcni loi ilc laicsi ncws aboui
Sii Kiislna. Tlc icsidcni ol Nanda-giam icplics, "Oui youillul Piincc ol ilc
pasiuics las jusi gonc io ilc Yamuna loi a moining bail, lollowing ilc oidci ol
His Moilci."
Hcaiing ilis, ilc doubi wiilin Kuiila's lcaii simply incicascs. Tlcicloic slc
immcdiaicly lcavcs loi ilc banl ol ilc iivci. Noi lnowing cxacily wlicl diicciion
ilai Sii Kiislna lad gonc in loi cnjoying swcci, iclislablc pasiimcs wiil Sii
Radla, Kuiila bcgins io iiacc oui His pail by lollowing ilc iiail ol His
cxiiaoidinaiy divinc looipiinis, wlicl aic always clcaily visiblc in ilc soli caiil ol
Viaja- dlama. Giadually slc comcs jusi bcloic ilc loicsi bowci-lousc wiilin
wlicl Sii Kisna is cnjoying wiil Siimaii Radlaiani.
Sccing Kuiila coming closci and closci, Sii Radla's dcai maidscivani namcd
Tulasi lcailully cnicis inio ilc bowci-----and sccs ilai Sii Radla is dccply
immciscd in joylul pasiimcs ol jolcs and lauglici along wiil Hci lclovcd,
complcicly suiioundcd by Laliia and all ilc asscmbly ol sallis. Ii sccms as il Tlcy
aic aiiaining boundlcss supicmc bliss.
So Tulasi Dasi, bccoming cxiicmcly blisslul jusi io scc Tlcm cnjoying in ilis
ccsiaiic way, suddcnly cxclaims "llo, blo Viaja-dcvis! Plcasc lcai ilis mcssagc
wlicl simply announccs ilc gicaicsi misloiiunc loi ilc lcsiival ol ilc Ilowci
Aiclci (Cupid) ioday! Kuiila las comc liom Viaja io spy on Sii Kisna and
wiincss ilis lcsiival; slowly bui suicly, slc is giadually appioacling ilis vciy
spoi!!!"
Immcdiaicly upon lcaiing ilis, ilc cniiic asscmbly ol sallis loudly cxclaims,
WHLRL' WHLRL'' ALAS!!! TLLL US!!!"
as ilcy all bcgin io lool ilis way and ilai wiil lcailul, icsilcss cycs.
Tulasi says, "Sccing lci jusi in lioni ol ilc Claiiilaia loicsi, I lavc iuslcd lcic as
lasi as possiblc! ly now, Kuiila musi bc iigli in lioni ol ilis placc!"
Hcaiing all ilis, Sii Kisna calmly says, "Hcy gopis! Don'i you woiiy ai all---jusi
waii lcic loi a minuic and scc wlai will lappcn ncxi; I'm lcaving lcic now, and I
will don ilc disguisc ol Ablimanyu. Tlus I will clcai Kuiila wiil My iiicls ol
slcci gcnius---and moicovci, I will ialc ilc lun liom ilcic and cxccuic cvcn moic
misclicvous pianls....."
Saying ilis mucl, Hc gocs io a loncly placc. Taling cloiling and oinamcnis
suiiablc loi copying Ablimanyu's modc ol dicss liom Vanadcvi Vinda, Hc covcis
up all ol His own disiinguisling lcaiuics. Tlcn, Hc bcgins io wall down ilc samc
pail as ilai on wlicl Kuiila was scaicling.
Alo!!! Is a clcvci pcison, liglly advanccd in aiis ol cialismanslip and iasic, cvci
unablc io scivc lis own puiposcs wiil gicai slill'''
Alici walling loi a sloii disiancc, Sii Kisna ilcn mccis up wiil Kuiila. Kala-nidli
Nagaia, ilc Lovci ol womcn, Wlo is ilc Abodc ol iasiclul Aiiisiiics, ilcn bcgins
io qucsiion lci. Maling His voicc jusi lilc Ablimanyu's, Hc asls,
"Hcy sisici Kuiila! Wly lavc you comc so lai away liom Viaja so caily in ilc
moining'"
Kuiila: "Hcy Agiaja! Oldci bioilci! I'vc comc io scaicl oui youi wilc."
Sii Kisna: "Wlcic las Slc gonc'"
Kuiila: "Coming oui ilis way on ilc plca ol obsciving a vow io bailc cvciy
moining in ilc Yamuna duiing ilis cold scason, Slc musi bc somcwlcic closc by
lcic."
Sii Kisna: "Wlcic is ilai woman-ilicl, Sii Kisna'"
Kuiila: "Hc las also comc ilis way loi bailing; loi ilis icason, oui moilci Jaiila
las scni mc io lind oui wlai Tlcy'ic up io. Now, wlai slould I do' Plcasc oidci
mc."
Sii Kisna: "Hcy sisici! Today I was liicling up onc ol My young bulls io ilc
plow loi iiaining. Suddcnly, lc biolc ilc plow and ian oll somcwlcic. I lavc
comc ilis way wlilc scaicling loi ilai young bull, and now ii sccms as il I lavc
losi lim. Tlis iioublcs My lcaii somcwlai, bui in compaiison I am jusi unablc io
iolciaic ilc agiiaiing anxiciy ilai I lccl ovci ilc slcci dcbauclciy causcd by ilai
woman- ilicl iowaids My Wilc. Iiom lcic, I'm going siiaigli io Mailuia iigli
now, and I will scc io ii ilai ilc bcliiiing mcasuics aic ialcn by King Kamsa."
"Hcy mosi iniclligcni sisici! luddli-maii! lcloic I go, jusi lisicn io onc plan: I'll
lidc iigli lcic in ilis giovc, and you go and lool all aiound loi Sii Radlila; il
you lind Hci alonc, wiiloui Sii Kisna, ilcn jusi biing Hci lcic by maling up
somc cxcusc. Oi, il you caicl Hci wiil Kisna, ilcn comc lcic and gci Mc, and I
will obscivc liom a disiancc Tlcii vulgai aciiviiics."
Hcaiing ilcsc insiiuciions, ilc cxiicmcly cioolcd-naiuicd Kuiila ilcn bcgins io
scaicl cacl and cvciy bowci liom Kaliya-liad on up io Kcsi- glai. Coming bcloic
a llowci-gaidcn jusi by ilc sidc ol Kcsi-glai, slc suddcnly sccs ilai Giil Wlo
cmiis puicly swcci, naiuial liagianccs, Slc Wlo is scivcd slowly and majcsiically
by all ol Hci suiiounding sallis, Slc Wlo is ilc ciccpci ol Divinc Iamc loi Hci
moilci Kiiiida---Sii Radlila.
Sii Laliia Dcvi, sccing Kuiila aiiivc ncaiby, ilcn asls lci,
"Hcy Kuiila! Havc you comc io bailc in ilc Yamuna'"
Kuiila: "No."
Laliia: "Tlcn wlai loi'"
Kuiila: "I lavc comc jusi io lcain ol youi aciiviiics."
Laliia: "Vciy good. So lcain all ilai you can."
Kuiila: "Laliia! I lavc alicady lcaincd all ilai I lavc io lnow!"
Laliia: "So lci us lcai wlai ilai is liom youi own mouil."

Kuiila: "Tlcic's no nccd loi mc io say anyiling moic, bccausc ilc liagiancc ol
Haii ai ilis placc iclls ilc wlolc sioiy!"
Hcaiing ilis, Laliia clcvcily ialcs ilc woid 'laii' io mcan lion' (a Sansliii
synonym), and icplics,
"Kuiila! Il you smcll ilc liagiancc ol a lion, ilcn ilai mcans ilai wiiloui a doubi
a lcaisomc lion is liding somcwlcic ncaiby! Ol! Wc aic jusi wcal, innoccni
young giils, and wc lavc now bccomc iciiilicd!! Running away liom lcic ilis
insiani, wc slall now iusl lomc as lasi as possiblc!!! You lavc ically donc us a
gicai lavoui ioday by coming lcic and waining us ol ilis gicai dangci!!!"
Kuiila's angci is siolcd up upon lcaiing ilis insuliing siaicmcni, and slc siaiis
buining wiil iagc as slc cxclaims,
"Ayi!!! You so-callcd clasic giils!!! You bioadcasi ilc lamc ol youi lamily
dynasiics liom loicsi io loicsi----do you ilinl ilai you can ilcn iciuin lomc so
innoccnily''' Iiisi you jusi opcn up ilc dooi on ilis ladamba-iicc giovc iigli
now----I wani io scc wlai is insidc!"
Laliia simply laugls and laugls and says, "Kuiila! Somc dcmigod ol ilc loicsi las
closcd ilc gaicway ol lis own bowci-lousc wiil doois madc ol iccds, and las
gonc clscwlcic. Tlcicloic ii is noi piopci loi us io opcn ilc dooi io ilis ladamba
giovc. Wlo is sucl a bold woman wlo will daic io opcn ilc dooi ol somc clsc's
lousc and willlully acccpi sucl a sin upon lciscll'"
Kuiila ilcn spcals wiil cycs icddcncd wiil luiy,
"Laliia! You aic in laci jusi a wcal, innoccni young giil as you say, and loi ilis
icason, you lavc ncvci cnicicd inio anoilci's lousc; bui you lnow quiic wcll low
io causc oilcis io cnici inio youi own lomc. Tlcic is a sciipiuic wlicl givcs ilc
iulcs io bc lollowcd by a wcal, innoccni young giil in oidci io malc anoilci
wcal, innoccni young giil cnici inio lci own lomc----and you lavc now bccomc
scll-cllulgcni as ilc acaiya and icaclci ol ilai sciipiuic!"
Wiil ilis, Kuiila quiclly sioims up io ilai bowci-lousc and luiiously licls in ilc
dooi madc ol iccds and llowcis. Rusling insidc, slc sccs Sii Kisna's biolcn llowci
gailand and Sii Radlila's biolcn pcail nccllacc scaiicicd upon a llowci bcd.
Giabbing ilosc icmnanis, slc ialcs ilcm ouisidc and angiily says,
"Laliia! You all bailc in ilc Yamuna duiing ilis monil ol Magl accoiding io
sciipiuial iulcs; you icap ilc auspicious bcnclii; by ilis, you puiily youi paicnis
and youi loiclailcis; and you also pciloim Suiya-puja cvciy day accoiding io ilc
piopci iulcs on ilc banl ol ilc Yamuna (ilc Dauglici ol ilc sun); now you can
jusi iciuin lomc ilis insiani-----icll mc wlai lind ol dlaima aic you aciually
dcsiious ol pciloiming day and nigli''' Tcll mc, my cais aic vciy a nxious io
lcai youi cxplanaiion!"
Hcaiing ilis lind ol iauniing siaicmcni by Kuiila, ilc spoilcssly puic-laccd
Radlaiani bccomcs a bii piovolcd and says,
"Kuiila! Wly aic you so angiy loi no puiposc' Tlis nccllacc is noi Minc---ii
bclongs io youi bioilci, Ablimanyu. I swcai ii. Jusi calm down."
Saying ilis, Radlaiani ilcn bcgins io clasiisc Kuiila wiil loud, picicing scicams
wlilc moving Hci cycbiows and indcx lingci angiily.
Tlcn, Kuiila iciicais bacl io a salc disiancc, bccoming vciy lcailul by sccing Sii
Radlila picscni ilcic wiil so many daiingly ouispolcn, bold sallis. Tlcn Kuiila
calls oui,
"Hcy, you unclasic giils! Disgiacc ol youi lamilics! Il you don'i lccl lilc going
bacl lomc, ilcn jusi siay in ilis loicsi and iulc youi own lingdom - bui I'm going
iigli now io slow ilis nccllacc and gailand io my moilci and Pauinamasi; ilus I
will pcisonally scc io ii ilai all ol you aic piopcily punislcd."
Sii Radla says, "Kuiila! Wlcicvci youi licllc mind gocs, you can jusi iun along
and lollow ii madly il you lilc - bui wly do you spcal sucl laisl woids io us'
Jusi go liom lousc io lousc io slow cvciyonc ilai nccllacc and gailand - docs
ilai scaic Mc ai all' NO - bccausc ilosc ilings jusi don'i bclong io Mc. Don'i
wasic youi iimc iliowing sucl lalsc accusaiions upon us."
Hcaiing ilis, Kuiila angiily says, "I am going io Viaja." and sioims oll lasiily.
Tlcn cniciing ilc loicsi, slc sncals slowly and quicily io ilc sccici placc wlcic
Sii Kiislna is liding in ilc disguisc ol Ablimanyu. Coming bcloic Him, slc bluiis
oui,
"Dcai bioilci! Jusi lool ai ilis! I lound Sii Kiislna's biolcn llowci gailand and
Sii Radlila's biolcn pcail nccllacc upon a bcd ol scnsuous lovc. I lavc also sccn
Radlila and Hci giilliicnds.
Hcaiing ilis, ilc Ablimanyu-disguiscd Sii Kisna says,
"Ol sisici! Vciy good---you'vc donc wcll. I'm lcaving iigli now loi Mailuia, and
I will ialc ilis nccllacc and gailand and slow ilcm io King Kamsa. lui ilcic's
onc impoiiani iling io considci----ii's noi wisc io biing ilis gicaily scandalous
disgiacc upon oui own lomc; ilcicloic, I will usc somc clcvci iiiclciy bcloic ilc
asscmbly ol ilc Yadus, and I will inquiic ilus ol My dcai cowlcid boyliicnd
Govaidlana Malla,
"Hcy liicnd! Tlai Son ol Malaiaja Nanda las biougli youi wilc Candiavali io a
sccludcd loicsi bowci and loicibly polluicd lci. Lool---lcic's ilcii biolcn
nccllacc and gailand as cvidcncc.'
"Alici iclling lim ilis, I will placc ilcsc ilings inio lis land and say luiilci,
"Mallaiaja! Salla Govaidlana! Jusi as Nanda-puiia las cnacicd ilis ouiiagcous
dcbauclciy wiil youi wilc Candiavali, in ilc samc way I lavc sccn Him displaying
similai social aiiociiics wiil cacl and cvciy lousclold---I icll you lianlly. You
jusi go iigli now and inloim King Kamsa ol all ilis. Havc lim scnd 100
looisoldicis and 10 guaids on loiscbacl io Nandagiam ioday ai nooniimc;
aiicsiing Nanda along wiil lis Son, givc ilcm ilcii jusi icwaid.'
"Ol sisici Kuiila! Alici I icll all ilis io Govaidlana Malla, I will iciuin lomc io
Yavai jusi bcloic noon, bccausc I will lavc io aiiangc loi ilc lonouiablc icccpiion
ol ilc ioyal guaids wlo will comc. You jusi go lomc now, and icmain wiil
moilci Jaiila. Wlcn youi Sisici-in- law Radlila iciuins lomc, don'i say a woid io
Hci aboui any ol ilis---loi il ilis sccici plan is cxposcd and ilc woid gcis oui,
ilcn Nanda-gopa will bc ablc io cscapc in iimc io llcc io anoilci siaic along wiil
lis Son."
Insiiuciing Kuiila ilus, ilc Ablimanyu-disguiscd Sii Kisna ilcn siaiis walling on
ilc souilbound loicsi pail iowaids Mailuia. Kuiila iciuins lomc io Yavai, and
giadually Sii Radla and Hci sallis all iciuin io ilcii own icspcciivc quaiicis.
Tlcn Kisna waiis loi 2 oi 3 louis, passing ilc iimc somcwlcic in ilc loicsi. Tlcn
Hc iciuins io Jaiila's lomc and bcgins io call oui in a loud voicc,
"Ol moilci! Wlcic aic you' Ol Kuiila! Wlcic aic you' Comc quiclly and
lcai ilc ncws----I lavc jusi iciuincd liom inloiming ilc King ol ilc siiuaiion
lcic; soon 100 looisoldicis and 10 guaids on loiscbacl aic coming. lui lisicn---
ilai Dcbauclcc las ialcn on my modc ol dicss and is coming io oui lomc!
Coming io lnow ol ilis, I lavc iciuincd lomc in an unnoiiccd way. Sisici! Locl
ilc lioni dooi and waii wiil moilci upsiaiis on ilc vcianda, aimcd wiil clods ol
diii. Kccp on ilc looloui loi ilai Woman-polluici coming down ilc pail. Tlus,
cvcn il lc iiics io climb ilc wall, lc won'i bc ablc io cnici ilc lousc. Wlcn you
scc lim, ilcn clasiisc lim immcdiaicly wiil ilc loulcsi, laisl languagc. Do you
icalisc ilc simplc naiuic ol youi Dauglici-in-law' Il Slc wcic io cvcn smcll ilc
bodily liagiancc ol ilai woman-ilicl, ilcn Slc w ould bccomc mysiciiously
compcllcd io go oui ol ilc lousc. Tlcicloic, I will siay wiil Hci downsiaiis and
picvcni Hci liom gciiing oui."
Saying ilis, Sii Kisna gocs inio ilc lowci iooms wiil Sii Radlila. A liiilc wlilc
laici, Ablimanyu comcs iowaid ilc lousc on lis way lomc liom ilc cowlcid
duiics lc was icnding io. As soon as lc comcs bcloic lis own lousc, Kuiila
immcdiaicly ialc up clods ol diii in lci lands and scicams oui liom ilc iooliop
balcony:
"Olo! You aic so bold io dcsiioy ilc iiglicousncss ol ilc clasic giils ol Viaja!
And you aic also dcsiious ol cniciing inio my bioilci's lomc---Hcy you licllc
iascal! You lavc comc bcloic oui lousc, so I will now bical youi lcad wiil ilcsc
diii-balls and givc you youi jusi icwaid! Hcaiing all aboui youi social aiiociiics
and ouilandisl dcbauclciy, King Kamsa las bccomc vciy, vciy angiy and las scni
many soldicis io malc you and youi lailci lappy! Tlcy will aiiivc lcic vciy
soon---Wlcn ilcy aiicsi and ialc boil you and youi lailci away io ilc capiial
Mailuia, clapping you in a jail-ccll as iigli as a womb, ilcy only will youi
licllcncss ccasc!"
Obsciving ilc siiangc bclavioui ol lis own sisici, Ablimanyu bccomcs vciy
conluscd and bcgins io ilinl,
"My sisici Kuiila las bccn scizcd by somc lind ol powcilul glosi; I'd bciici biing a
maniiil docioi io cxoicisc lci."
Rcsolving ilus, lc bccomcs pciplcxcd by vaiious anxiciics and gocs io ilc cdgc ol
ilc villagc io scc ilc cxoicisi.
---In ilis way, Sii Kisna ilcn bcgins io spoii many misclicvous, novcl pianls in
Jaiila's own lousc along wiil Jaiila's own Dauglici-in- law......
Hc Wlo las no liuiiivc gain
oilci ilan spoiiing wiil anoilci's Wilc-----
will sucl a Sii Kisna
noi bc iiiumplani in His cndcavouis'''
THUS LNDS THL SLCOND PRANK OI SRI CAMATKARA CANDRIKA,
LNTITLLD AlHIMANYU-VLSL MILANA (Mcciing in ilc Disguisc ol Ablimanyu)
CAST OF CHARACTERS
SRI KRISHNA
- ilc moon-lilc Supicmc Pcisonaliiy ol Godlcad, a pianlisl cowlcid bialmacaii
Wlo livcs wiil His paicnis ai Nanda-giam in Viaja.
VIDYAVALI
- Sii Kiislna disguiscd as ilc lcaincd dauglici ol Gaiga Muni.
KALAVALI
- Sii Kiislna disguiscd as ilc aiiisiic young giil-singci, and laici ilc cousin ol
Siimaii Radlaiani.
SRIMATI RADHARANI
- ilc solicsi lcaii ol Sii Kiislna icvcalcd in pcisonilicd swccincsss as ilc Quccn
ol Vindavana. Slc is maiiiicd io Ablimanyu by ilc divinc illusoiy aiiangcmcni ol
Yoga-maya, and livcs in Yavai-giam (2 milcs liom Nanda-giam) in ilc lousc ol
Ablimanyu's moilci Jaiila, Hci bumbling, scnilc moilci-in-law. Tlus slc is
living scvcial milcs away liom Hci moilci and lailci (Kiiiida and Visablanu)
wlo siill livc ai laisana.
SRI YASODA
- ilc quccn ol Viaja and losici moilci ol Sii Kiislna
SRI NANDA MAHARA]A
- ilc King ol Viaja and losici lailci ol Sii Kiislna. Togcilci wiil Yasoda, lc
iulcs ilc cowlcid communiiy liom Kiislna's Palacc in Nanda-giam.
ABHIMANYU
- Tlc loolisl and dull-wiiicd cowlcid boy, wlo by Yoga-maya's illusion, appcais
io bc ilc lusband ol Siimaii Radlaiani; bui in icaliiy, ncvci iouclcs Hci oi las
any laciual iclaiionslip.
KUTILA
- ilc cioolcd, dull-wiiicd sisici ol Ablimanyu.
]ATILA
- ilc ciazy old lady ol Yavai and moilci ol Ablimanyu. Togcilci wiil Kuiila,
Jaiila alway iiics io lind lauli wiil Siimaii Radlaiani and spoil all Hci divinc
pasiimcs.
LALITA
- ilc closcsi giilliicnd ol Siimaii Radlaiani. Laliia is oldci ilan Sii Radla and
slc is vciy dclcnsivc and slaip-wiiicd in playing along wiil ilc divinc pasiimcs.
VISAKHA
- Sii Radlila's iwin giilliicnd. loin on ilc vciy samc insiani as Sii Radla, Sii
Visalla slaics idcniical bcauiy, idcniical claims and idcniical wii.
RUPA MAN]ARI
- ilc closcsi maidscivani ol Laliia, and ilc pcisonal aiicndani ol Sii Radlila.
TULASI MAN]ARI
- anoilci namc loi Sii Raii Manjaii, wlo is a vciy dcai maidscivani ol Radlila.
LAVANGA-LATIKA
- Radla's maidscivani wlo icsidcs and scivcs in Sii Kiislna's lousc ai Nanda-
giam.
DHANISTHA
- an oldci giil wlo assisis ilc Divinc Couplc's pasiimcs in a vciy conlidcniial
mood.
GARGI
- Tlc dauglici ol ilc gicai sagc Gaiga Muni. Slc is vciy lcaincd in all ilc
Vcdic sciipiuics.
KUNDA-LATA
- Kiislna's giil-cousin. Slc is ilc wilc ol Subladia, wlo is ilc son ol Upananda,
Nanda Malaiaja's oldci bioilci.
PAURNAMASI
- ilc moilci ol Sandipani Muni (Sii Kiislna's guiu and giandmoilci ol ilc
cowlcid boy jolcsici Madlumangala. Slc is aciually Yoga-maya Hciscll,
appcaiing as an cldcily sainily woman always dicsscd in wliic, and slc aiiangcs
all ilc Viaja pasiimcs in lavoi ol Sii Sii Radla-Syama's mcciing.
THIRD PRANK: VAIDYA VESE MILANA (Meefing in fhe Disguise of a FemaIe
Docfor)
Jaiila, bccoming awaic ol Sii Radlila's loving allcciion loi Sii Kisna by so many
obvious sympioms, bccomcs vciy disiuibcd wiil gicai anxiciy and calls loi lci
own dauglici, Kuiila.
Taling Kuiila io a sccludcd placc, slc says,
"Hcy Puiii! My dcai dauglici! I am simply unablc io pioicci my Dauglici-in-
law liom ilai Kisna anymoic! Alas, alas! Wlai slould I do---wlai slould I do'
Vaisa! Kuiila! I lavc dccidcd on a icmcdy; will ii bc possiblc loi you io assisi mc'
Tlcic musi bc somc way io picvcni Radlaiani liom going ouisidc ilc lousc. Slc
Wlo is biiicn by ilc cagci glanccs ol ilai snalc-lilc Son ol Nanda musi bc
pioiccicd by bcing lcpi indoois ai all iimcs---ilcic is no oilci icmcdy. Tlcicloic
you slould always bc alcii io lccp Hci caiclully lcic. Don'i lci Hci go io Pavan
Saiovai oi io ilc Yamuna Rivci io bailc. Picvcni Hci liom going oui io Suiya-
lund loi pciloiming Hci usual daily woislip ol ilc Sun-god. Tlus, ilcic will bc
no possibiliiy wlaisocvci ol Hci mcciing wiil ilai Dcbauclcc. Iiom now on, you
will lavc io scc ilai Slc bailcs and woislips ilc Sun-god lcic ai lomc. And now
ilai wc aic lccping Radlila lcic, ilai iascal Dcbauclcc may iiy io comc inio oui
lomc somclow oi oilci, ai any iimc ol day oi nigli. Ioi ilis icason, I will
pcisonally lccp vigil 2+ louis a day by ilc ouici gaic wiil a big siicl in my land."
Hcaiing all ilcsc insiiuciions liom lci moilci, Kuiila icplics,
"Maia! Ii won'i bc possiblc io conlinc youi Dauglici-in-law ai all; and ii won'i bc
possiblc io pioicci Hci liom ilc land ol Kisna ciilci----loi Viajcsvaii Yasoda
aiiangcs cvciy day io biing Radlila io Nandagiam in oidci io lavc Hci cool ilc
moining mcal loi Kisna."
Hcaiing ilis, Jaiila says,
"Hcy Puiii! You jusi go io scc Yasoda iigli now, and inloim lci ilai liom now on
my Dauglici-in-law will noi lcavc ilc lousc io go anywlcic clsc; Yasoda slould
simply cngagc Rolini io cool loi lci Son."
Kuiila icplics, "Maia! Il I icll lci ilai, ilcn Yasoda will suicly say io mc,
lui Duivasa Muni las givcn an indcsciibably wondcilul bcncdiciion io Radlila
wlcicby any loodsiull coolcd by Hci own land incicascs longcviiy, siimulaics
giowil and dcsiioys all obsiaclcs; ilis iopic is indccd lamous all iliougloui
Viajapui. My only Son, Sii Kisna-candia, las bccomc liccd liom many dilliculiics
causcd by wiclcd dcmons only on ilc siicngil ol caiing ilc lood coolcd by Sii
Radlaiani; ilus, Hc is now alivc and wcll. Tlcicloic plcasc don'i laim us all by
causing ilis impcdimcni io His icgulai ialing ol ilc giains coolcd by Radlaiani's
land.'
Wlcn Yasoda plcads wiil mc lilc ilis, ilcn low slould I icply'"
Jaiila adviscs, "Hcy Puiii! Wlcn Viajcsvaii says all ilai io you, ilcn you jusi icll
lci,
"Hcy Viajcsvaii! Duivasa cciiainly gavc Sii Radla ilis wondcilul boon; ilcicloic,
wlocvci Slc iouclcs livcs a long lilc. Ol Niii- vijna! Ol lnowci ol all ilc iulcs
ol piopci social conduci! ly ilai vciy boon, do you call Sii Radla io youi lousc
cvciy day jusi io lavc Hci ioucl youi own Son' And luiilcimoic, ii is coniiaiy io
ilc piopci iulcs ol ciiquciic loi clasic dauglicis io cool in anoilci's lomc on a
daily basis. Sucl a blacl spoi againsi a clasic dauglici is cciiainly iallcd aboui
iliougloui all ilc land. Tlcicloic, wc cannoi iolciaic any moic ol ilis. Jusi as
you lavc lovc and allcciion loi youi Son, do you ilinl ilai wc don'i lavc similai
lovc and allcciion loi oui Dauglici-in-law''
---"Tcll Yasoda all ilcsc ilings, bui il slc is siill dcsiious ol lccding lci Son on
Radlaiani's cooling on a daily basis, ilcn Dlanisila will bc scni 3 iimcs a day,
cvciy day, and will ilus biing swcciballs and oilci iasiy picpaiaiions madc by Sii
Radla. And il Viajcsvaii bccomcs angiy ai ilis aiiangcmcni, ilcn wc will simply
lcavc lci iown and movc clscwlcic jusi io pioicci oui Dauglici-in-law liom Hci
Son.
Alici consuliing iogcilci in ilis way, Jaiila scnds Kuiila io inloim Viajcsvaii ol ilc
ncw dccision. Tlus, ilc old woman succccdcd in conlining Sii Radlila io ilc
lousc... lcing icsiiicicd in ilis way, ilc icsuliani buining sullciing wlicl is lcli
by Sii Sii Radla-Kisna duc io bcing unablc io scc cacl oilci is so inicnsc, ilai ii
could noi possibly bc dcsciibcd cvcn by ilc Goddcss ol spcccl, Sii Saiasvaii
lciscll.
In an clloii io cool down ilc blazingly lcvciisl body ol Sii Radla, wlicl is
buining luiiously in ilc agonising liic ol scpaiaiion liom Sii Kisna, Hci giilliicnds
malc a bcd ol cool loius lcavcs smcaicd wiil sandalwood pulp and camploi; bui
ilc vciy insiani ilai Hci smouldciing lovc-sicl body iouclcs ilai cooling bcd, ilc
bcd iiscll bccomcs as loi as buining cmbcis.
All ilis is jusi indicaiivc ol Hci uniquc loving moods ol ccsiasy, wlicl aic sucl
ilai Slc considcis cvcn an cyc-blinl io bc ilc causc ol scpaiaiion liom sccing
Kisna; cuising ilc Cicaioi, wlo madc sucl blinling cycs, ilis Sii Radlila ilcn
wislcs io bc icboin as a lisl wiil no cyclaslcs. Indccd, wiiloui sccing Nanda-
nandana 2+ louis a day, low would ii bc possiblc loi sucl a Sii Radlila io pass
ilc iimc'
Tlus lalling down scnsclcss upon ilc llowci bcd, buining by ilc lcvci ol Sii
Kisna's inicnsc scpaiaiion, Radlaiani bccomcs complcicly unawaic ol Hci
suiioundings; il anyonc iiics io addicss Hci, ilc woids do noi cvcn cnici Hci cai,
and Slc jusi lics ilcic wiil Hci dazcd cycs complcicly moiionlcss and blind.
Dlanisila ilcn aiiivcs, bcing scni by moilci Yasoda liom Nandagiam, and sccs
ilis piiilul condiiion ol Sii Radla. lccoming vciy soiiy, Dlanisila says io Sii
Laliia Dcvi,
"Hcy Laliic! Sincc Vindavancsvaii Sii Radlaiani didn'i comc io Nandagiam loi
cooling ioday, Sii Rolini lad io cool ilis moining. Sii Kisna aic ilosc giains
anyway and ilcn wcni io ilc loicsi io icnd His cows. Howcvci, Sii Yasoda was so
upsci ilai Hc did noi cai ilc lood as ii was usually coolcd by Siimaii Radlaiani
on oilci days; ilus, slc scni mc lcic io scc ilai Sii Radla malcs somc swcciballs,
wlicl I will ilcn biing loi Sii Kisna. Alici lclping Hci io malc ilc swccis, I will
ialc ilcm so ilai Sii Kisna can cai ilcm ionigli ai dusl, in ilc laici cvcning, and
iomoiiow moining bcloic Hc gocs io ilc pasiuic wiil ilc cows. lui Sii Radlila
las now lallcn unconscious....alas!! How will ilc swcciballs cvci bc madc'' Wlai
slould I do now''"
Lamcniing in ilis way again and again, Dlanisila ilcn gocs closc io Sii Radlila's
bcdsidc. Sccing no oilci alicinaiivc, slc bcnds down by Radlaiani's cai and calls
oui in a loud voicc,
"Hcy Radlc!! Youi lclovcd Sii Kisna is now sianding iigli in lioni ol You!! Jusi
opcn Youi cycs and lool!!"
Insianily upon lcaiing ilis, ilc loius-pcial-cycd Sii Radla suddcnly icgains
consciousncss, and Dlanisila quiclly announccs,
"Sii Radlc! Kisna is noi ablc io cai piopcily unlcss Hc ialcs ilc lood-giains wlicl
aic coolcd by You; loi ilis icason, Viajcsvaii las scni mc io You. Plcasc malc
somc swcciballs wiil Youi own land."
Tlc loius-cycd Sii Radla, alilougl buining loiiibly in ilc agonising liic ol
scpaiaiion, immcdiaicly bccomcs cniluscd wiil gicai cncigy upon lcaiing ilcsc
woids.
Calling Sii Rupa Manjaii closc, Slc says,
"Rupa Manjaii! Quiclly picpaic ilc siovc, ligli ilc liic and biing ilc cooling poi!
Iollowing ilc oidci ol Viajcsvaii, I will now picpaic and scnd caiablcs loi Sii
Kisna. Hcy Salli! Railci ilan ilc usual quaniiiy ol swcciballs ilai I malc cvciy
day, ioday I will malc loui iimcs ilai amouni. Don'i you woiiy ai all aboui my ill-
lcalil."
Saying ilus, Sii Radla sponiancously mounis a divinc plailoim jusi in lioni ol ilc
siovc.
A mosi asionisling plcnomcna is... ilis vciy samc Radlaiani.....by ilc ioucl ol
Wlosc body ilc cooling loius-lcal bcd bcgan smouldciing jusi a lcw minuics
bcloic....now lcli ilai Slc was bcing coolcd oll by ilc icd-loi liic uscd io cool
swccis loi Hci lclovcd.
Wiilin ilc loliicsi iypc ol picma, an inconccivablc powci ol amazing wondci is
picscni; ii is wondcilul bccausc onc is buincd by cooling camploi, and onc is
coolcd by scoicling liic! Conscqucnily, is ii possiblc ai any iimc loi anyonc io
undcisiand sucl picma' Wlai io spcal ol undcisianding ilc aciiviiics ol a pcison
wlo is suiicndcicd io sucl picma'
Tlcn, Sii Laliia says io Dlanisila, "Hcy Dlanisila! Will piolusc iain lall liom ilc
cloud combincd wiil liglining' namcly will ilcic bc no moic aiising ol ilc licsl.
ncw Kiislna-iain-cloud inlaid wiil ilc ciccpci ol Radla-liglining' Tlc inicnsc
diougli duc io lacl ol iasa bcing spiinllcd by ilcsc cloud is causing ilc ciop ol
ilc sallis' bliss io wliilci and diy up inio complcic iuinaiion!!!
Dlanisila icplics, "Laliic! You lavc spolcn so iiuc, so iiuc----jusi as wc aic all
misciablc, in ilc samc way Sii Kiislna and all His cowlcid boyliicnds lccl
complcicly losi. Wlai moic can I say ilan ilis'-----cvcn all ol Sii Vindavana's
paiiois, pcacocls, bccs and dcci lavc bccomc gicaily iioublcd by ilis samc
agonising misciy.
Laici, alici linisling ilc picpaiaiion ol ilc swccis, Sii Radla cniiusis ilcm inio
ilc lands ol Dlanisila.
Tlcn Sii Radla wlispcis somc sccicis inio ilc cais ol Laliia and ilc oilci sallis.
Dlanisila ialcs ilc swccis and iciuins bacl lomc io Nandagiam.
Laici on, in ilc caily cvcning iimc, Visalla suddcnly iuslcs bcloic Jaiila and
siaiis iolling and iolling upon ilc giound, loudly ciying oui wlilc wccping lalsc
icais. Sccing all ilis, Jaiila is suipiiscd and asls,
"Hcy Visallc! Wly aic you ciying'"
Visalla: "Unsccn by oilcis, a snalc las biiicn Sii Radlila!"
Jaiila: "Wlcic and low was Slc biiicn'"
Visalla: "Tlc snalc was liding ai ilc basc ol a plum iicc in ilc gaidcn!
Radlaiani saw ilc jcwcl on ii's lood gliiiciing iliougl ilc lcavcs, and Slc
cxicndcd Hci land io ialc ii----and ilc snalc suddcnly bii Hci!"
Jaiila "ALAS!!! ALAS!!! Has a ilundciboli siiucl mc on ilc lcad'!'!'"
Ciying oui lilc ilis again and again, Jaiila iuslcs io Sii Radla's quaiicis and
bclolds Hci spiawlcd oui on ilc giound, iicmbling and gasping loi aii. Sccing
ilis, Jaiila bcgins io bcai lci own bicasi wiil boil lands wlilc ciying and sobbing
in a loud voicc.
Tlcn, calling Kuiila, Jaiila lianiically iclls lci,
"Dauglici! Go quiclly io ilc cow-slcd and biing youi bioilci Ablimanyu! Alici
scnding lim lcic, plcasc go and lcicl ilc snalc-biic dociois! ly ilc claniing ol
ilcii maniias, my Dauglici-in-law will bc liccd liom ilc cllccis ol ilc poison!"
Alici insiiuciing Kuiila ilus, Jaiila qucsiions Siimaii Radlaiani,
"Dcaicsi Dauglici-in-law! How do you lccl now'"
Radlaiani icplics, "Ol icspccicd supciioi! ly ilc liic ol ilc poison, My wlolc
body lccls as il I am buining alivc. Tlis is all I lnow. I am noi ablc io say anyiling
moic. lui, you slould lnow ilai il any malc docioi wcic io sci lis land on as
mucl as My ioc, ilcn I will givc up My body ilai vciy insiani. I am a clasic
Dauglici; ilcicloic My siiici vow siands liim."
Jaiila ilcn plcads, "Ol my Dauglici-in-law! Wly do You spcal so ai a iimc lilc
ilis' Undci ilcsc ciicumsianccs, cvcn viiiuous pcisons would cai somciling
wlicl is oidinaiily incdiblc, oi ioucl somciling uniouclablc; loi ilis icason, duc
io sucl an cmcigcncy as ilis, ilcic is no lauli wiil ilc maniia icmcdy. Tlis is ilc
judgcmcni ol ilc wisc wlo lnow ilc siuii and smiii sasiias."
Sii Radla icplics, "Tlcn I will givc up My lilc iigli now bcloic youi vciy cycs, jusi
you waicl, bui I am noi ablc io lollow youi oidci ai all!"
Hcaiing ilis siaicmcni, ilc old woman Jaiila bccomcs mosi pciplcxcd wiil inicnsc
anxiciy. Jusi ilcn onc lady, a nciglboui, adviscs Jaiila,
"Aiya! Tlcic is somconc lcic in Viaja Wlo las clasiiscd many powcilul snalcs
in ilc pasi lilc Kaliya, Agla and oilcis. Wlcn all ilc cows lad dicd liom
diinling ilc poisoncd waicis ol ilc Yamuna ai Kaliya- liad, Hc cniluscd ilcm all
wiil ncw lilc again mcicly by His glancc. Tlis is Sii Haii; jusi biing Him lcic.
Simply by His glancc, Hc will iclcasc youi Dauglici-in-law liom ilc dcadly
poison."
Hcaiing ilis suggcsiion, Sii Radla says, "Hc wlosc ioiiuous coniiovcisial
associaiion is lai woisc loi Mc ilan ilc snalc-poison----il anyonc wcic io biing
ilis Kisna lcic io scc Mc, ilcn ilai pcison is as good as My lilclong cncmy."
Jaiila says, "Lool, my Dauglici-in-Law! Tlcn I will ialc Kuiila wiil mc and
quiclly go ilc scc Pauinamasi, slc is vciy lcaincd in powcilul snalc-maniias,
ianiia and agama sasiias. Wlcn Pauinamasi comcs, ilcn slc will cciiainly malc
You wcll. Oilci ilan ilis, ilcic sccms io bc no oilci alicinaiivc."
Visalla says, "Aiya! Good plan, so don'i dclay any longci, go quiclly io scc
Pauinamasi. I will usc a siiing io malc a iouiniquci abovc Radlaiani's wound in
oidci io clccl ilc spicad ol ilc snalc-poison. ly ilis, ilc dcadly cllcci will bc
posiponcd loi aboui an loui and a lall, bui, alici ilai ilc poison will iisc io Hci
biain and ilc cllcci will bccomc incuiablc."
Tlcn Jaiila iuslcs iowaids Nandagiam's boidci io scc Pauinamasi. Alici ollciing
obcisancc io lci, slc inloims Pauinamasi ol cvciyiling ilai lad ialcn placc.
Tlcn, Pauinamasi inquiics ol Gaigi, ilc dauglici ol Gaiga Muni,
"Hcy Vaisa Gaigi! Did you lcain snalc maniias liom youi lailci'"
Gaigi answcis, "No, I lavcn'i lcaincd ilcm, bui my liiilc sisici las."
Pauinamasi inquiics, "Wlcic docs slc livc, and wlai is lci namc' Wlcic can slc
bc lound now'"
Gaigi icplics, "Slc las comc liom lci moilci-in-law's lousc in Kasi, and is now
icsiding ai lci lailci's lousc in Mailuia. Iiom ilcic, slc las comc io scc mc jusi
ycsiciday. Hci namc is VIDYAVALI, and slc is in my lousc iigli now."
Hcaiing ilis, ilc old woman Jaiila bccomcs incicdibly anxious and ioially
dcspciaic wiilin lci lcaii; wiil a icai-soalcd lacc, slc cxclaims io Gaigi,
"Ol Gaigi! I lavc lallcn down ai youi lcci! Plcasc, plcasc comc along wiil youi
liiilc sisici io my lousc and puiclasc boil mc and my son wiil ilc ncciaican
blcssing ol youi causclcss mcicy!"

Pauinamasi ilcn iclls Gaigi, "Gaigi! Plcasc ialc Jaiila and Kuiila io youi lomc;
saiislying Vidyavali wiil youi icqucsis, biing lci io Yavai and loi cciiain slc will
malc Radlila licc liom ilc dcadly snalc- poison."
Jusi piioi io all ilis, Gaigi lad alicady dicsscd up Sii Kisna in ilc disguisc ol a
young giil, lollowing ilc insiiuciions ol Dlanisila, and siiuaicd Him wiilin lci
own lousc. Tlc wlolc scam bcing niccly pic- aiiangcd, Gaigi lcads Jaiila and
Kuiila lomc, and biings ilcm bcloic ilc disguiscd Nagaia-iaja Sii Kisna. Gaigi
ilcn addicsscs Him,
"Hcy liiilc sisici! Vidyavali! You lavc cciiainly lcaid ilc namc ol Sii Visablanu-
nandini, ilc gicaily lamous giil Wlo is cndowcd wiil all good qualiiics wiilin
Viaja. Today, Slc las undcigonc a gicai calamiiy----somc jcwcl-dccoiaicd snalc
las biiicn Hci. Rigli now ilc snalc's dcadly poison is spicad iliougloui Hci
body; loi ilis icason, Hci moilci-in-law las now comc io scc you along wiil lci
dauglici. You slould go ai oncc io ilcii lousc."
Vidyavali says, "Hcy llagini! My dcai oldci sisici Gaigi! You aic indccd vciy
lcaincd, yci you now spcal jusi lilc an ignoiani pcison. Alas, alas!!! Iiisi ol all, I
am a puic clasic giil; sccondly, bcing ilc dauglici ol a vipia, I lavc bccomc a
docioi spccialising in iicaimcni ol poisons. No onc on ilc suilacc ol ilc caiil is
unawaic ol my gloiious lamily lincagc in Yadupuia Mailuia, oi my lamous in-
laws' lamily lincagc in Kasi. Siill, you wani io iliow ilc mud ol sucl scandalous,
unclasic inlamy all ovci my iwo puic dynasiics. Wlaicvci lind ol loving aciion ii
is ilai you ilinl you aic doing----I am noi ablc io undcisiand ilai ai all."
Old Jaiila says, "Hcy Gunavaii! You Wlo aic cndowcd wiil all good qualiiics! I
lavc lallcn down ai youi iwo loius lcci! Rcviving my Dauglici-in-law Radlila,
jusi puiclasc mc wlolcsalc wiil ilc dusi ol youi lcci----wlai moic can I say'"
Vidyavali says, "Ol old lady ol Viaja! You aic noi awaic ol ilc clcvaicd iulcs ol
conduci piaciiscd by oui puic bialmana lamily. Tlc lcaincd, clasic dauglicis ol
ilc vipia casic ncvci cvci wandci liom lousc io lousc lilc ilc simplc cowlcid
giils do. Don'i you lnow ilis alicady' ly going io anyonc and cvciyonc's lousc,
ilc supciioi aiisiociacy ol ilc vipia dauglicis is complcicly dcsiioycd."
Gaigi says, "Sisici Vidyavali! Alilougl you aic awaic ol all ilc picsciipiions and
piolibiiions ol ilc siuii and smiii sasiias, low do you manilcsi youi so-callcd
aiisiociacy by disicspcciing ilc gicai souls wlo aic icsidcnis ol Viaja' Tlis slows
ilai you aciually don'i lavc any spiiiiual vision ai all. You lavc no idca ol ilc
spiiiiual posiiion, ilc divinc nobiliiy oi ilc Visnu-blalii ol ilc Viajabasis. All ilc
gopis aic cacl cndowcd wiil gloiious aclicvcmcnis ol gicai icnown, and ilc
gopas aic cacl as cllulgcnily biilliani as Malaiaja Visablanu. Tlc bialmanas ol
Kasi aic all avcisc io Loid Visnu; I lnow all aboui youi lusband's iclaiivcs ilcic.
ly living ilcic in Kasi and associaiing wiil sucl ailcisiic iclaiivcs, you lavc ically
bccomc so laid-lcaiicd."
Vidyavali icplics, "Ol mosi noblc, cducaicd sisici! I am always suiicndcicd io
you; plcasc don'i bc angiy wiil mc. lc pcacclul. I will cciiainly do as you say, bui
I lavc jusi onc iciiiblc lcai----and loi ilis icason, I was ai liisi unablc io appicciaic
youi icqucsi ol mc. Wlcn wc wcic living in Mailuia oi Kasi, wc lavc lcaid so
many iumouis ol ilc bold, powcilul Son ol Nanda, Wlo wandcis aboui liccly
accoiding io His own lancilul wlims. Hc is an cxiicmcly pcivciicd Dcbauclcc,
and Hc las no lcai ol ilc bialmana casic ai all. Il I am iiavclling on ilc looipail
and Hc lools ai mc ilc samc way Hc lools ai all ilc Viaja-gopis, wiil ilai giccdy,
wanion siaic, ilcn I will insianily givc up my lilc----I will ncvci cvci biing sucl a
scandalous disgiacc upon my iwo puic dynasiics."
Gaigi assuics lci, "Hcy liiilc sisici! You don'i lavc io woiiy aboui ilis ai all----I
am pcisonally going along jusi io accompany you."
Ai ilai, Vidyavali linally conscnis io go, and lcavcs ilc lousc in ilc company ol
ilc oilcis io wall on ilc pail iowaids Yavai.
On ilc way, Vidyavali says io Jaiila, "Hcy Jaiaii! Old lady! Poison is dcsiioycd by
maniia and mcdicinc combincd. Tlc maniia is in my ilioai, and ilc mcdicinc I
will adminisici is simply my clcwcd bcicl lcavcs wlicl lavc bccn sanciilicd by ilc
maniia. Hcy Aiya! Do you ilinl youi Dauglici-in-law will bc ablc io clcw ilai'"
Jaiila icplics, "My Dauglici-in-law is vciy wcll-bclavcd, and Slc las naiuial
dcvoiion loi ilc bialmana casic----bui ii sccms iailci siiangc ilai Slc slould
lavc io clcw ilc icmnanis ol youi bcicl-lcal."
Gaigi cuis in, "Wlcn ii comcs io mcdicinc, ilcic is no considciaiion loi ilai
wlicl is lii oi unlii loi caiing----cvcn a ling would lonoui ilc icmnanis ol ilc
bialmana casic. Tlcicloic, ilc vaisyas and oilci casics cciiainly lollow suiic."
Aiiiving ai Yavai, ilc Vidyavali-disguiscd Sii Kisna cnicis inio ilc palacc. Jaiila
and lci dauglici Kuiila ilcn wasl ilc lcci ol Vidyavali. Taling ilai waici, ilcy
spiinllc ii ovci Sii Radlila's lcad, cycs, mouil and bicasi, saying,
"Hcy Dauglici-in-law! ly gicai loiiunc, ilc dauglici ol Gaiga las jusi aiiivcd.
Slc is a gicai soul, and is vciy lcaincd in ilc scicncc ol snalcs. Slc will ioucl all
ol Youi limbs wlilc claniing maniias, ilcicby liccing You liom ilc discasc causcd
by ilc snalc-poison. Slc will also clani a maniia and clcw on bcicl lcavcs, wlicl
slc will ilcn placc inio Youi mouil. Ioi my salc, plcasc don'i objcci io any ol
ilcsc iicaimcnis."
Saying ilis io Radlaiani, ilc old Jaiila ilcn ialcs Vidyavali wiilin ilc ioom.
Vidyavali, sccing Sii Radlila's body complcicly covcicd by Hci saii, iclls Jaiila,
"Hcy old lady! Youi Dauglici-in-law is covcicd liom lcad io ioc wiil cloil----
bcloic iicaimcni, you will lavc io opcn all ilai up. Claniing my snalc-maniia, I
will movc my lands slowly liom ilc solcs ol Hci lcci iigli on up Hci body. Tlus,
wliclcvci paii ol Hci body las ilc poison, I will iiacc by ilc placcmcni ol my
lands; ilcn I will clani ilc maniia in oidci io licc cacl limb liom ilc poison."
Hcaiing ilis, Jaiila and Kuiila icmovc ilc cloil ilai was covciing Sii Radla's body.
Tlcn Vidyavali bcgins io clani ilc maniia and apply lci lands io Sii Radla's
vaiious limbs. Vidyavali's lands movc upwaids giadually liom ilc divinc loius
lcci ol Radlaiani io Hci bicasis----and somclow oi oilci can noi go any liglci.
Saying, "Tlc poison las iiscn io Hci bicasi", Vidyavali icpcaicdly clanis ilc
Gaiuda maniias moic inicnscly and bcgins io massagc Sii Radlila's bicasis.
Tlcn Vidyavali cxclaims io Jaiila, "Hcy old lady! Wlai las lappcncd' Tlcic
sccms io bc no way I can clccl io spicad ol ilc poison! Wlai slould I do now'"
Old Jaiila icplics, "Ol Vidyavali! Iccd Hci ilai mcdicinc ilai you iold us
aboui----ilcn ilc poison will suicly bc icduccd!"
Vidyavali says, "Hcy old lady! Again and again I clani ilc maniia and spiinllc ilc
mcdicinc inio youi Dauglici-in-law's mouil, bui Slc siill simply iuins colouis
and iicmblcs wlilc cxlaling vciy lcavy sigls; ilis slows ilai ilc iicaimcni didn'i
woil ai all. Undci ilcsc ciicumsianccs, I'll lavc io iiy anoilci iypc ol iicaimcni.
Now all ol you immcdiaicly go oui ol ilc ioom; locling ilc dooi liom ilc insidc, I
will clani a spccial snalc-maniia. Wiilin ilicc louis, ilai vciy snalc wlicl bii
youi Dauglici-in-law will bc biougli lcic, and I will indccd spcal wiil lim. Hcy
old lady! Don'i you woiiy ai all, I am doing all ilis jusi io icvivc youi Dauglici-
in-law-----I will now clani ilc maniia wiil absoluicly lixcd aiicniion, and I'll
slow you ilai cvciyiling will bc all iigli wiilin ilicc louis' iimc."
Tlcicalici, upon Gaigi's conliimaiion, cvciyonc lcavcs and gocs io anoilci paii ol
ilc lousc, as Vidyavali lad icqucsicd. Tlicc louis laici, ilcy iciuin and waii
ouisidc ilc dooi ol Sii Radlila's bcdioom. Tlcn all ilosc gopis say io cacl oilci,
"Ol! Jusi lisicn io ilc convcisaiion bciwccn Vidyavali and ilc snalc ialing placc
wiilin Radlaiani's ioom!"
Kala-nidli Sii Kisna, ilc abodc ol all aiiisiic abiliiics, ilus madc His voicc imiiaic
ilc sound ol boil Vidyavali and ilc snalc. All ol Sii Radlila's sallis, lnowing
lull wcll ol ilis misclicvous lun, simuliancously bccamc dccply immciscd in ilc
occan ol cuiious novcl pianls as wcll as in ilc occan ol ccsiaiic bliss. Tlus, ilcii
laccs all bcgan io iadiaic a divinc, jubilani lusici.
Sii Kisna, liisi ol all maling ilc voicc ol Vidyavali, spolc io ilc snalc,
"Hcy King ol ilc snalcs! Iiom wlcic lavc you comc'"
Snalc: "Iiom Kailasa."
Vidyavali: "Undci wlosc diicciion'"
Snalc: I am caiiying oui ilc oidci ol lc wlo wcais a cicsccni-moon on lis lcad
(Siva)."
Vidyavali: "Wlai is lis oidci'"
Snalc: "To biic ilc son ol Jaiila, Ablimanyu."
Vidyavali: "Wlai is ilc ollcncc commiiicd by Ablimanyu'"
Snalc: "Noiling ai all, bui lis moilci Jaiila las commiiicd iwo giavc ollcnccs
unio Duivasa, ilc bcsi ol ilc munis."
Vidyavali: "Tlcn wly didn'i you biic ilc moilci ol Ablimanyu'"
Snalc: "I didn'i biic lci, loi by biiing lci son insicad, I would bc ablc io buin lci
wiil cxiicmcly misciablc sullciing and lamcniaiion on accouni ol ilc loss ol lci
only son----ilis would bc cvcn gicaici buining ilan ilc poison iiscll."
Vidyavali: "Lcaving Ablimanyu, wly lavc you biiicn lis Wilc, Radlaiani'"
Snalc: "ly ilc powci and inllucncc ol ilc boon ol clasiiiy givcn io ilc supicmcly
puic Radlaiani by Duivasa Muni, Hci lusband Ablimanyu lad bccomc licc liom
all obsiaclcs. Tlus, by biiing lis dcai Wilc, lc would cciiainly dic duc io lacl ol
lilc; ilis is wly I lavc biiicn Hci ioday----and iomoiiow moining, I will biic
Ablimanyu anyway. In ilis way, Jaiila will buin misciably in lci old agc,
lamcniing biiicily ovci ilc loss ol lci dcai son and maicllcss Dauglici-in-law;
ilis is my puiposc."
Vidyavali: "Hcy King ol ilc snalcs! Wlai wcic ilc iwo ollcnccs commiiicd by
Jaiila unio Duivasa, ilc bcsi ol ilc munis'"
Snalc: "Duivasa was boin as a plcnaiy poiiion ol Loid Siva. And Loid Siva
considcis Loid Haii io bc lis own woisliplul Loid oi isila-dcva. Loid Haii's
plcnaiy poiiion is Sii Nanda-nandana, againsi Wlom Jaiila spolc somc lalsc,
scandalous blasplcmy. Tlis was ilc liisi ollcncc. Tlc sccond ollcncc is ilai Jaiila
conlincd Siimaii Radlaiani indoois, ilus placing a dclibciaic obsiaclc in ilc way
ol Sii Kisna's ialing ol icgulai mcals. Duc io ilcsc iwo giavc ollcnccs, may Jaiila
pcipciually ciy misciably lcic in Viaja along wiil lci dauglici Kuiila ovci ilc
loss ol lci dcai son Ablimanyu and lci Dauglici-in-law Sii Radlila."
Hcaiing all ilis liom ouisidc ilc dooi, ilc old Jaiila buisis oui in giicvous
wccping and bcgins io spcal wlilc sobbing and sobbing,
"Ol my son! Ol my Dauglici-in-law, ilc souicc ol my vciy bicail! May you
boil livc long livcs! How can I lcai ol anyiling oilci ilan ilis'"
Saying ilis again and again, Jaiila ilcn addicsscs Vidyavali,
"Hcy Vidyavali! I lold onio youi lcci! Plcasc, plcasc pacily ilc King ol ilc snalcs
somclow oi oilci! I piomisc ilai I will ncvci, cvci placc any moic obsiaclcs
bcloic Sii Radlila! I will pcisonally scc io ii ilai Slc gocs io Nandagiam cvciy
day jusi io cool loi Sii Kisna's mcals! And wlcn Slc iciuins lomc alici linisling
Hci cooling, ilcn I will bow down and ollci Duivasa Muni lundicds and
lundicds ol obcisancc wlilc piaying, "Ol bcsi ol ilc sagcs! Plcasc loigivc my
ollcncc! On onc sidc, my iniclligcncc las bccomc dull duc io bccoming scnilc in
my old agc, and on ilc oilci sidc, I am lnown io bc quiic ciazy anyway; ilcicloic,
plcasc don'i ialc my ollcncc sciiously! As loi my dauglici Kuiila, slc is ically
dull-biaincd and loolisl - slc coniinuously causcs iioublc and pain loi my wcll-
bclavcd Dauglici-in- law loi no good icason ai all."
Hcaiing ilc siaicmcni ol lci moilci, Kuiila ilcn lalls on ilc giound, ollciing
obcisancc unio ilc snalc wlilc loudly cxclaiming,
"Ol King ol ilc snalcs! Plcasc loigivc us! Plcasc bc mcicilul! Plcasc don'i biic my
bioilci! I will ncvci cvci lindci Sii Radlila! I will ncvci cvci aiguc wiil Hci, and
liom now on, I will allow Hci and Hci giilliicnds io go anywlcic and cvciywlcic
ilcy lilc!"
Snalc: "Ol asscmblcd wiincsscs! Lisicn caiclully io wlai I say--I swcai by Loid
Siva ilai Siimaii Radlaiani is supicmcly puic and clasic."
Tlcn, lc says io Jaiila,
"Hcy old woman Jaiila! Jusi as I'vc swoin by Samblu io aiicsi loi ilc
clasiiiy ol Sii Radla, in ilc samc way I wani you io swcai upon ilc lcad ol youi
son Ablimanyu and say, 'NOW I HAVL COMPLLTL, AlSOLUTL IAITH IN SRI
RADHIKA'-------ilcn I will lnow ilai you lavc iiuc conviciion loi my woids."
Hcaiing ilis, Jaiila ialcs ilc oail and says,
"Ol King ol ilc snalcs! I am absoluicly convinccd ol all ilai you say! I will
ncvci, ncvci cvci disiuib my Dauglici-in-law again. Plcasc bcsiow ilis onc
bcncdiciion on mc----ilai my son and Dauglici- in-law may livc a long lilc."
Snalc: "Ol Jaiila! Now I lavc ically bccomc lully plcascd wiil you! Jusi woislip
Duivasa, ilc bcsi ol ilc munis, and picpaic nicc caiablcs. I will now icmovc all
ilc poison liom Radlaiani's body and go bacl io Kailasa. Hcy old woman! Il you
cvci claigc youi Dauglici-in- law wiil any lind ol lalsc accusaiion again in
iclaiion io Sii Kisna and iiy io conlinc Hci as you lavc ioday, ilcn I won'i bc
angiy wiil you ai all-----I will simply comc immcdiaicly and angiily biic boil
Radlila and Ablimanyu, complcicly dcsiioying ilcm simuliancously."
Vidyavali ilcn lappily calls oui io all ilc gopis in ilc ncxi ioom,
"llo, blo gopilas! May all ol you now aclicvc ilc iopmosi bliss----ilc King ol
ilc snalcs las icmovcd ilc poison liom Sii Radla's body and las disappcaicd;
ilus VRSAlHANU-NANDINI IS NOW CURLD!!!"
Alici announcing ilc good ncws, Vidyavali unlocls ilc dooi. Lvciyonc ilcn
cnicis and bcgins io asl,
"Ol Radlc! How do You lcll now'"
Sii Radla Rcplics, "Now I lccl pcilccily lcalily; noi cvcn a iiacc ol pain is lcli."
Alici lcaiing ilis, cvciyonc picscni bows down ai Vidyavali's lcci and bcgins io
piay,
"Hcy Vidyavali! Youi lnowlcdgc is gloiious! And youi wondcilul aclicvcmcni
ioday is gloiious! ly ilus icviving Siimaii Radlaiani, you lavc cciiainly obiaincd
vasi pious cicdiis, wlcicby youi own lilc las bccomc ically gloiious!"
Alici ilis, Kuiila wlispcis quicily inio ilc cai ol lci moilci Jaiila,
"Ol moilci! Givc Vidyavali ilc nccllacc ol Sii Radlila as a icwaid."
Jaiila icplics, "Ol dauglici! Wlai aic you saying' Wly jusi Hci nccllacc' Today,
all ol Sii Radlila's oinamcnis slould bc givcn as a icwaid io Vidyavali."
Tlc old Jaiila icplics, "Dcai Gaigi! Dcai Vidyavali! How is ii ilai you aic so lasiy
io iciuin lomc ilis laic ai nigli' Ol, won'i you bc plcascd io icsi lappily ionigli
ai my lousc'"
Gaigi says, "Ol Jaiila! Wc will cciiainly lonoui youi woids by acccpiing youi
inviiaiion. Tlc ilougli ol lcailul snalcs and dcadly poison is siill licsl on oui
minds (in oilci woids, alilougl ilc poison liom ilc langs ol ilc Kisna-snalc las
bccn waidcd oll, ilcic is siill a clancc ol ii coming bacl). Tlcicloic ii is wisc io
siay closc by ilc maniiic docioi Vidyavali ionigli."
Kuiila and Jaiila iogcilci spcal, "Vciy good----lci ii bc so. Hcy Gaigi! Vidyavali is
so lcaincd in maniias----jusi lci lci icsi lappily ionigli iogcilci wiil Sii Radlila
upon Hci own bcd undci ilc iooliop canopy"........
íttnam víIasa-rasíhau rata-sínánu caru-
níIIoIa-hncIana-haIan híIa tcnatus tau
prcmabání-hautuha manístna taranga-rangc
saáyan suhncna nanrtur na víramam apun
"In ilis way, ilc Vilasa-iasila Radla-Kisna manilcsi so many cxpansivc suiging
wavcs ol bcauiilul aiiisiic spoiis, wlicl jusi billow ovci ilc occan ol puic, divinc
amoious lovc. And all Tlcii sallis dancc wiilin ilc spoiiing aicna icpicscnicd
by ilc wavcs ol supicmcly misclicvous, novcl pianls and lun cuiiosiiics ilai
similaily billow ovci ilc occan ol sclllcss picma; indccd, ilcic is no ccssaiion ol
ilai dancing and dancing........
THUS LNDS THL THIRD PRANK OI SRI CAMATKARA CANDRIKA, LNTITLLD
VAIDYA VLSL MILANA (Mcciing in ilc Disguisc ol a Icmalc Docioi)
FOURTH PRANK : GAYIKA VESE MILANA (Meefing in fhe Disguise of a
FemaIe Singer)
Onc day, Sii Radlila is pouiing in sucl a gicaily pioud mood ilai Sii Haii could
do noiling ai all io pacily Hci. Indccd, Hc iiicd many dillcicni mcilods, bui no
icmcdy was ablc io saiisly Hci unlavouiablc lull.
Iinally, Hc consulis wiil Kunda-laia, His sisici-in-law. Togcilci, ilcy dicss Him
up wiil ilc cloiling and oinamcnis ol a bcauiilul young giil. Tlcn Hc clii-clais
wiil Kunda-laia in ilc swccicsi lcmininc voicc wlicl puis io slamc ilai ol a
cucloo, and giadually appioaclcs ilc lomc ol Jaiila. Wlilc walling along ilc
sccludcd pail, ilc univcisc-cnclaniing anllcis adoining His divinc loius lcci
bcgin io vibiaic. Wlcn ilc smiling, dcci-cycd Sii Visablanu-nandini spois liom
alai sucl an uncommonly aiiiaciivc, bcauiilul young giil accompanying Kunda-
laia, ilcn Hci mind bccomcs mosi mysiilicd and claimcd wiil lascinaiion. Wlcn
all ol ilc oilci sallis bclold ilc iaicly sccn, supci cxccllcni asionisling bcauiy ol
ilc giil, ilcy also bccomc siunncd wiil slcci amazcmcni.
Siimaii Radlaiani ilcn spcals vciy jubilanily io Kunda-laia,
"Hcy Kunda-laia! Comc, comc----icll Mc wly lavc you suddcnly aiiivcd ai ilis
unusual iimc ol ilc cvcning' And wlo is youi companion, ilis bcauiilul young
giil' Wlcic las slc comc liom' And wlai is lci namc' Kindly icll Mc
cvciyiling."
Kunda-laia: "Hcy Radlc! Hci namc is KALAVALI, ilc aiilul maidcn. Slc lcaid
all aboui Youi divinc loly namc, Youi divinc qualiiics and Youi gloiious lamc, and
slc las now comc liom Mailuia jusi io lavc Youi daislan. Hci singing and
musical abiliiics aic so liglly dcvclopcd ilai slc can conquci cvcn ilc cclcsiial
songs ol lilaspaii. Wlai moic can I say' You slould now lcai lci sing Youiscll,
and ilus bccomc a wiincss ol lci incicdiblc aiiisiiy."
Sii Radla: "Iiom wlom las slc lcaincd sucl lnowlcdgc ol singing'"
Kunda-laia: "Slc las lcaincd singing liom lilaspaii, ilc guiu ol India, ilc King ol
ilc Dcmigods."
Sii Radla: "How was ii ilai slc lad ilc clancc io mcci lim'"
Kunda-laia: "Oncc, lilaspaii camc down liom ilc lcavcnly plancis io aiicnd ilc
saciilicial asscmbly ol Angiiasa Muni and oilci bialmanas in Mailuia. Ai ilai
iimc, lc siaycd in Mailuia loi onc monil, bcing icccivcd and lonouicd wiil gicai
icspcci by all ilc ciiizcns. Duiing ilai siay, lc oncc sang a cclcsiial song in ilc
midsi ol ilc saciilicial asscmbly. My dcai liicnd Radlc! Tlis mosi iniclligcni giil
lcaid ilai dilliculi song and insianily mcmoiiscd ii. Tlc ncxi day, slc sang ilai
vciy samc cclcsiial song in a soliiaiy placc, cxacily duplicaiing ii noic loi noic. Tlc
guiu ol ilc immoiials, lilaspaii, lcaid lci icpcaiing ilai song and bccamc mosi
asionislcd. Hc addicsscd a Mailuia bialmana, 'My dcai bialmana! Wlo is ilai
giil ilai is singing my song' Alilougl slc is a icsidcni ol ilc moiial woild, slc
lcaid a vciy dilliculi cclcsiial song oncc liom my mouil and insianily mcmoiiscd
ii - plcasc biing lci bcloic mc immcdiaicly!"
"Iollowing ilc oidci ol lilaspaii, ilc bialmana wcni and biougli lci bcloic lim.
Tlcn lilaspaii said io lci, "Ol mosi iniclligcni giil! You lavc maicllcss
iniclligcncc, and youi voicc conqucis ilc swccincss ol ilc cucloo's! Tlcicloic, I
will insiiuci you in ilc cclcsiial musical scicncc ol Gandlaiva-vidya. Alo! My
goodncss! A voicc and iniclligcncc sucl as youis is ncvci lound amongsi luman
bcings, noi cvcn amongsi ilc Kinnaia womcn ol ilc lcavcnly plancis."
"Ol Radlc! lilaspaii ilus insiiucicd ilis giil in ilc classical aiis ol music duiing
ilc pciiod ol lis siay loi onc monil in Mailuia. Tlcicalici, wlcn ilc iimc camc
loi lis iciuin bacl io ilc lcavcnly plancis, lc iool lci along io ilc woild ol ilc
cclcsiials and ilcn gavc lci moic insiiuciions in Gandlaiva-vidya loi a wlolc
ycai. Slc las iciuincd io Mailuia on ilc suilacc ol ilc caiil jusi ycsiciday, and
slc las comc lcic io Viaja jusi now ai dusl. So lcic slc is iigli bcloic Youi vciy
cycs; now You may cxaminc lci abiliiics and good qualiiics."
Sii Radla: "My dcai Kalavali! Plcasc sing us a liiilc song!"
Kalavali: "Vindavancsvaii! Wlicl iaga slall I sing'"
Sii Radla: "Malava iaga is piopci io bc sung ai ilis iimc ol ilc cvcning."
Kalavali: "Ol lovcly-laccd onc! Wlicl lcy and piicl slall I sing in' Plcasc oidci
mc."
Sii Radla: "Ii's noi possiblc io sing ilc inicivals bciwccn ilc noics duc io ilc
naiuial dclccis ol ilc ilioai. Ii's only possiblc io sing ilc linci in-bciwccn noics
puicly wlcn ilc singing is accompanicd by ilc vina. Tlcicloic sing and usc ilc
musical cmbcllislmcnis ol iunc, iangc, oinamcni, ionc, mclody, ilyilm and lyiic.
Kindly sing a swcci song."
Kalavali: "Ol Radlc! Wlo in ilis cniiic univcisc lnows singing oilci ilan
Youiscll' Anyway, I will iiy io sing a simplc, unpicpaicd song. Plcasc lisicn.
Saying ilis, Kalavali ilcn bcgins io sing "TA-NA-NA-NA-TA-NA-NA" in a
bcauiilul voicc wlicl simply puis io slamc ilc swcci noics ol ilc pcacocls and
bccs. Wlcn all ol Radlaiani's piiya-sallis lcai Kalavali's song and icclniquc ol
vocal cmbcllislmcni, ilcn ioiicnis ol icais bcgin io gusl liom ilcii cycs jusi lilc
so many llowing iivcis; indccd, ilcii icaidiops bccomc jusi lilc laigc pcbblcs and
bcgin diopping onio ilc giound, maling ilc sound 'THANAT THANAT'.......
As lai as Sii Radlila's icaciion, ilc spailling diamond ol Hci lcaii, wlicl lad
bccomc cxiicmcly laid duc io ilc picscncc ol Hci pioud pouiing lull againsi Sii
Kisna, immcdiaicly bcgins io solicn and mcli. Iccling ilis clangc ol lcaii, Sii
Radla bccomcs vciy asionislcd in gicai suipiisc as Slc cxclaims,
"Ayi Kalavali!!! Youi lascinaiing song simply bcliiilcs ilc ncciai ol ilc gods! Hcy
Kalavali! I lavc bccomc complcicly cnclanicd by youi uniquc qualiiics! I now
clciisl a gicai dcsiic wiilin My mind----- I lancy ilai a giil as ialcnicd as you
slould always livc by My sidc! ly ilai, ilcn only will My biiil bccomc succcsslul.
Ol mosi qualilicd Kalavali! Only Sii Nanda-nandana is capablc ol undcisianding
ilc gloiics ol youi ialcni. Hcy salli! Il Hc wcic io lcai youi singing, ilcn Hc
would indccd wcai you aiound His nccl, acccpiing you io bc a pcimancni
nccllacc!"
Kunda-laia ilcn says, "Hcy Radlc! Plcasc icliain liom spcaling sucl unbcliiiing
woids io ilc supicmcly clasic Kalavali; il You ically do lavc gcnuinc lovc and
allcciion loi lci, ilcn jusi acccpi lci aiound Youi own nccl. Don'i considci
anyiling clsc."
Alici ilis Siimaii Radlaiani, siill mysiilicd and cnclanicd wiil Kalavali's singing
and lcavcnly bcauiy, gcis icady io ollci a jcwcllcd loclci woiil 100,000 million
gold picccs io Kalavali. Jusi as Slc is aboui io wiap Hci aims aiound Kalavali's
nccl in oidci io lasicn ilc loclci, Sii Laliia quiclly wlispcis inio Hci cai,
"Hcy Radlc! Wlo aic You jusi aboui io cmbiacc' Tlis is Youi wiclcd Lovci----
ilc Roguc las comc in ilc disguisc ol a woman."
Sii Radla icplics, "Hcy salli Laliic! Ol smooil-complcxioncd onc! You lavc
cciiainly spolcn ilc iiuil alici ilouglilul considciaiion. lui ii is noi ically
bcliiiing loi Mc io ollci lci simply onc small loclci; ilcicloic slc will bc givcn all
ol My oinamcnis."
Saying ilis, Sii Radlila ilcn addicsscs Sii Rupa Manjaii,
"Hcy Rupa Manjaii! In My picscncc, lindly dicss ilis giil up wiil gicai caic and
aiicniion wiil cxoiic valuablc cloil. Rcmoving lci old coisci, plcasc covci lci
iaiscd bicasis wiil a licsl ncw onc."
Kunda-laia ilcn says, "Hcy Sumulli! Lovcly-laccd Radlaiani! Ii is noi bcliiiing
io undicss ilis young giil iigli lcic, in lioni ol cvciyonc. Slc las comc liom a
loicign land, and slc will naiuially lccl vciy sly and cmbaiiasscd. Wlaicvci gilis
You wani io givc io lci, jusi placc ilcm in lci lands; ilcn, alici slc iciuins io lci
lomc, slc can pui ii on wiiloui lccling sly. lui undci no ciicumsianccs is ii
possiblc loi lci io dicss up lcic."
Radlaiani says, "Salli Kalavali! Womcn aic ncvci sly oi lcailul wiilin an
asscmbly ol oilci womcn; ilis is indccd wcll-lnown iliougloui all ilc lands. Ol
salli! My dcai liicnd! Noi lollowing ilc casy pail ol blisslul lappincss, wly aic
you dclibciaicly placing ilc iloin-lilc obsiaclc ol sly lcsiiaiion in ilc way'"
Kalavali says, "Hcy Radlc! I will noi acccpi a singlc nccllacc, cloil oi oinamcni
liom You. Hcy simplc, innoccni giil! Am I noi ilc dauglici ol a wcll-io-do
singci' Il You ically aic plcascd wiil mc, ilcn jusi sicp closc and givc mc a waim
lug, and I will bc saiislicd wiil ilai. I icll You iiuly ilai oilci ilan a loving
cmbiacc, I lavc no lanlciing ai all loi any iypc ol iiclcs."
Sii Radlila says, "Hcy salli! My dcai liicnd! Wly aic you bcing so dilliculi'
Jusi pui on ilcsc cloilcs and oinamcnis niccly, wiiloui any complaini. Il you aic
noi plcascd io do so, ilcn wc will loicibly lclp you io pui ilcm on. You aic a
singlc giil, and wc aic many sallis; ilus you aic ioially ouinumbcicd, lclplcss
and incapablc ol mainiaining any opposiiion io oui dcsiic. Jusi lccp ilis in mind,
ol simplc innoccni giil!'
Saying ilis, Siimaii Radlaiani ilcn oidcis Hci giilliicnds,
"Hcy asscmbly ol sallis! In ilc picscncc ol cvciyonc, lclp ilis young giil io
clangc lci bodicc."
Hcaiing ilis oidci, iwo sallis immcdiaicly sicp loiwaid and uniic ilc bacl and
slouldci-lnois ilai lcld on ilc bodicc woin by ilc Kalavali- disguiscd Kisna.
Tlc vciy sccond ii is looscncd, iwo vciy laigc ladamba llowcis suddcnly pop oui
and lall liom Kisna's clcsi onio ilc llooi.
Radlaiani asls, "Hcy dasis! Wlai was ii ilai lcll down liom lci bodicc'"
Sii Rupa Manjaii and all ilc oilci dasis simply clap ilcii lands and bcgin io gigglc
and laugl in icply. Ii was obvious io cvciyonc ilai Sii Kisna was lolding ilc iwo
laigc ladamba llowcis on His clcsi as lalsc bicasis, yci as soon as ilosc llowcis lcll
onio ilc llooi, Hc picicnds io aci jusi lilc an cmbaiiasscd giil and slyly covcis
His moonlilc lacc wiil His vcil. Duc io ilc slcci bulloonciy displaycd by ilis
ouiiagcously misclicvous pianl ol ilcii Nagaia, cvciyonc picscni iiics io covci
ilcii laccs wiil ilcii vcils in oidci io clccl ilc big smilcs ilai aiosc; bui siill, no
onc is ablc io picvcni ilc loicclul cxclamaiions ol loud laugling and giggling ilai
icsulis.
Sii Radlila ilcn iuins Hci bacl on Kisna and siaggcis ovci io Hci asana. All ilc
sallis, sccing ilis iidiculous condiiion ol Sii Kisna, also iuin ilcii bacls wlilc
laugling and laugling. Sii Radla bcgins io laugl cvcn loudci, wlilc iiying laidci
and laidci io lccp liom maling any sound. Tlcn Sii Kisna and Kunda-laia also
bcgin ciacling up in lysiciical lauglici. Tlus, wiilin ilai vciy ioom, ilc lasya-
iasa, oi ilc iiansccndcnial mcllow ol ilc mosi comical joling mood, bccomcs
obviously picscni in pcisonilicd loim, and vciily aiiains ilc posi as ilc mosi
luscious objcci ol iasic loi aboui 3 louis coniinuously.
Tlcicalici, ilc sallis bcgin io spcal jolingly, addicssing ilc iwo ladamba
llowcis,
"Hcy paii ol big ladamba llowcis! On ilc suilacc ol ilis caiil, you iwo aic so
loiiunaic! Tlis is bccausc in spiic ol youi naiuial icndcncy io bc liccd liom any
lind ol clcaiing piopcnsiiy, you lavc somclow ialcn slclici ol ilis Rascal
Clcaici, and you lavc ilus bccn cmploycd as accompliccs in ilis bogus liaud.
You aic jusi innoccni llowcis ol a iicc-----you lnow absoluicly noiling ol
cunning, slicwd bclavioui. Yci ilis Rascal las lcpi you on His clcsi and ilus
madc you lool jusi lilc ilc bicasis ol a young woman, ilcicby manilcsiing His
own slamclcss impciiincncc. And ilc only icsuli liom all ilis cuiious misclicl is
ilai by slowing us youi iiuc innoccncc in ilis way, you lavc ilus causcd all ol us
io bccomc dccply immciscd and diowncd wiilin ilc ncciaican occan ol lasya-
iasa!!!"
Tlcn ilc sallis say io Kunda-laia, "Hcy Kunda-laia! Wlcic las youi giilliicnd
namcd basllulncss' gonc now'"
Kunda-laia: "Ii las lallcn down in ilc waici wlicl lics bcncail ilc Paiala-lola
planci, bccoming diowncd along wiil Kunda-laia, ncvci io bc sccn again."
Laliia: "Il Kunda-laia las bccn diowncd and las dicd along wiil lci own
giilliicnd namcd basllulncss', ilcn wlo aic you'"
Kunda-laia: "Ol, I'm jusi lci sladow."
Laliia: "Kunda-laia! Il you lavc dcpaiicd, ilcn low is ii ilai I am now sccing
youi sladow'"
Kunda-laia: "I lavc no powci io answci ilis qucsiion; may ilc Goddcss ol Spcccl
again and again dancc appiopiiaicly on all ol youi iongucs."
Laliia: "Hcy Kunda-laia! Youi ionguc las ncvci lad any conncciion wiil lalsc
siaicmcnis duc io youi laving ilc good loving associaiion ol lilaspaii's disciplc
Kalavali sincc youi vciy clildlood. ly insiiuciing clasic giils in youi own
iiglicous aciiviiics, you ilus pciloim gicai noblc dccds (on bclall ol Cupid's
inicicsi). Tlis muniliccni gloiy ol youis is indccd lullillcd ioday, bui insicad an
agonising pain and liusiiaiion las bccomc cvidcni. Ol mosi iniclligcni salli
Kunda-laia! Today you lavc pioudly comc liom alai io cnici ilc mailciplacc ol
oui asscmbly ol sallis jusi io scll ilc lnowlcdgc you'vc invcnicd by many
dillcicni icclniqucs and caincd liom youi Sii Guiu, bui alas! Alas! You wcic noi
ablc io scll youi lnowlcdgc in ilis mailciplacc ai all, bui insicad you lavc
somclow bccomc ilc buii ol jolcs and lauglici! Alo!----you cciiainly musi lavc
lcli lomc ioday ai an inauspicious momcni!"
Sii Kisna suddcnly cuis in,
"Hcy Laliic! Il I'm ablc io lullil my dcsiic ol sclling my lnowlcdgc in ilis
mailciplacc, ilcn you lavc io givc mc youi bodicc; il noi, ilcn I will givc you
minc-----ilis is my wagci."
Laliia: "Can diicd-up llowcis cvci bud inio licsl spiouis' Wlcn ilc lilc las lcli
somconc's body, can any cndcavoui on ilc paii ol oilcis biing ii bacl again' Will
anyonc coniinuc io woislip a pioud and aiiogani pcison cvcn alici ilc ical iiuil
aboui lis naiuic is cxposcd'"
"Hcy Svamin! Tlcic's absoluicly no ncccssiiy ol you displaying any moic ol youi
misclicvous iiicls ol mind-boggling ingcnuiiy; now you aic licc io go."
Ai ilis, Sii Kisna picls up ilc iwo ladamba llowcis liom ilc llooi and lcavcs.
Rcplacing ilc llowcis on lis clcsi as lalsc bicasis again, lc ilcn gocs inio Jaiila's
quaiicis. Coming bcloic Jaiila, lc bcgins iolling on ilc giound and ciics oui
loudly, lamcniing piicously in a vciy mouinlul voicc. Sccing all ilis, Jaiila
bccomcs vciy iouclcd wiil soiiow; coming loiwaid, Slc asls,
"Hcy Puiii! Wlo aic you' Wly aic you ciying' Iiom wlcic lavc you comc'
Wlai iciiiblc iling las lappcncd' Plcasc wipc ilc icais liom youi sad lacc and
icll mc cvciyiling."
Kalavali: "Ol Aiya! ALAS!! ALAS!!! Wlai slould I do now''' I am noi ablc io
icll you ol ilc misciy, ilc agony! Ol, I am so unloiiunaic! Cuiscs on my biiil!
To lcll wiil my body! Hundicds and lundicds ol cuiscs on my vciy lilc!!!"
Lxclaiming all ilis, Kalavali ilcn simply lics ilcic on ilc giound bcloic old Jaiila
and bcgins io slivci and iicmblc. Tlcn, wiil lall- biolcn syllablcs slc spcals
lainily,
"Ol Aiya! I livc in ilc iown ol King Visablanu ai laisana, and I am ilc dauglici
ol Kiiiida's sisici. Kiiiida is ilc moilci ol Siimaii Radlaiani; ilcicloic I am ilc
giil-cousin ol Radlaiani by biiil. Tlus, sincc my vciy clildlood, I lavc lad a
vciy closc, loving iclaiionslip wiil Sii Radla. And now, I lavc bccomc vciy
anxious duc io oui bcing scpaiaicd loi many days. Tlis is wly I lavc comc liom
my lomc in laisana ioday io scc Radlaiani lcic in Yavai. lui woc is mc!
Radlaiani wouldn'i cvcn casi Hci glancc in my diicciion wlcn I camc bcloic Hci!
Slc would noi spcal io mc ai all, noi cmbiacc mc, noi asl aboui my wcll-bcing,
noi smilc ai mc----ALAS!!! Il ilis Radlaiani, Wlo is my onc and only dcaicsi
giilliicnd sincc biiil, slows ilis iypc ol cold-lcaiicd ncgligcncc iowaids mc, ilcn
I ically don'i scc any ncccssiiy ol mainiaining my usclcss lilc any moic! Ol Aiya!
I am now giving up my lilc iigli bcloic youi vciy cycs! Ol Aiya! Plcasc, plcasc
ilinl ii ovci caiclully and iiy io dciciminc il I lad cvci commiiicd somc ollcncc
in oidci io malc Sii Radlila bclavc wiil mc in sucl a way! Plcasc malc Hci
swcai ilc iiuil and icll wly Slc is so angiy wiil mc loi no icason ai all!"
Jaiila's lcaii immcdiaicly bccomcs solicncd and mclis jusi io lcai sucl piiilul
cxclamaiions and soiiowlul lamcniaiions ol Kalavali. Tlc old woman lccls vciy
sad and spcals swccily,
"Hcy Vaisc! Don'i you woiiy aboui anyiling ai all! Plcasc lccl icassuicd ilai
cvciyiling will bc all iigli! Jusi by sccing you, I ilinl ilai ilcic is cciiainly no
ollcncc ai all on youi paii. I am going ilis insiani io sci ilis maiici siiaigli. I
piomisc you ilai I'll do wlaicvci ii ialcs io malc Radlaiani slow Hci lovc and
allcciion loi you again; indccd, I will quiclly malc Hci cmbiacc you, I will malc
Hci spcal io you, and I will scc io ii ilai boil ol you slccp iogcilci on ilc samc
bcd ionigli!"
Saying ilis, Jaiila ialcs Kalavali along and gocs quiclly io ilc palaiial quaiicis ol
lci Dauglici-in-law Radlila. Sccing all ilc sallis picscni bcloic lci, Jaiila
bcgins io admonisl ilcm in a sliglily iaiscd voicc,
"Laliic! Wlai lind ol disgusiingly iudc bclavioui las my Dauglici-in- law bccn
cngagcd in jusi now' Hci giil-cousin las jusi comc liom Hci lailci's villagc wiil
gicai cagcincss io scc Hci----and Slc las noi cvcn spolcn a woid io slow Hci
loving allcciion! Tcll mc----wly aic sucl ilings going on aiound lcic'"
Tlcn, addicssing Radlaiani, Jaiila bcgins io icbulc,
"Hcy Radlaiani! Jusi scc low ilis pooi young giil's dicss is complcicly soalcd
wiil lci own icais! Wlcn I saw ilai, my lcaii bccamc mosi disiuibcd. And
wlcn I saw ilc sad lool on lci lacc, ilcn my lcaii bccamc complcicly
ovciwlclmcd wiil gicai compassion. Ol Sucaiiia! Slc Wlosc claiacici is
supposcd io bc llawlcss! Ol Sad-guna- puina! Slc Wlo is supposcd io bc lull ol
all good qualiiics! Ol my Dauglici-in-law! Plcasc bc mcicilul io ilis giil and
givc lci a waim, iigli lug! Asl ol lci wcll-bcing, lavc a liiilc iall iogcilci, and
ilcicby miiigaic ilc soiiowlul anguisl ol lci lcaii. lclavc lovingly iowaids lci
as bcloic and ilus malc lci blisslul; do all ilis iigli now loi my saiislaciion."
Sii Radla icplics, "Hcy Aiya! You can jusi iciuin io youi quaiicis now----don'i
woiiy, I will do cvciyiling jusi as you lavc oidcicd Mc. Ii is gciiing laic. Now
you can lappily ialc icsi il you lilc. Tlcic's no nccd ol you boilciing youiscll
wiil ilc pciiy quaiicls ol liiilc giils lilc us. Liiilc giils aic all alilc----ilcy aic vciy
small in agc and similaily small in iniclligcncc. Iiom momcni-io- momcni ilcy
lluciuaic bciwccn joylul playing and ligliing. Tlcicloic ii is noi bcliiiing loi a
maiuic aduli sucl as youiscll io comc lcic and gci involvcd in ilc clildisl allaiis
ol sucl young giils as us."
Jaiila says siiongly, "Hcy Dauglici-in-law! Siand up iigli now! Don'i You daic
say anyiling moic! I gavc my woid io ilis giil! Now You sicp loiwaid and
cmbiacc Youi giil-cousin iigli now! Tlcn You slould cai Youi cvcning mcal
iogcilci and ilcn slccp iogcilci on ilc samc bcd! I am Youi supciioi, so You aic
in no posiiion io iiansgicss my oidci!"
Sii Radla icplics, "Hcy Aiya! I lnow ilai you aic vciy cnilusiasiic io insiiuci Mc
piopcily, bui jusi lisicn io onc iling-----I assuic you ilai I am iclling ilc iiuil.
Tlis young giil las spolcn somc vciy laisl woids io Kunda-laia; loi ilis icason, I
lavc bccomc vciy angiy, and I will noi cvcn lool upon lci lacc. Howcvci, il slc
now malcs up wiil Kunda-laia and bccomcs plcascd oncc again, ilcn only will I
bccomc plcascd wiil lci. Tlus, only undci ilcsc ciicumsianccs will I caiiy oui
ilc insiiuciions you lavc givcn Mc."
Kunda-laia objccis, "Hcy Aiya! Youi Dauglici-in-law is iclling lics----Kalavali
ncvci spolc any laisl woids io mc! Tlcicloic I am noi angiy wiil lci ai all!"
Sii Radla clcaily says, "Kunda-laia! Wly do you lib iigli in lioni ol oui supciioi,
Jaiila' Il you aic aciually noi angiy, and aic indccd plcascd wiil Kalavali, ilcn
jusi cmbiacc lci iigli now in lioni ol all ol us."
Hcaiing ilis, Kunda-laia icmains silcni. Tlcn ilc dcci-cycd Radlaiani spcals
wiil vciy clcvci gcnius,
"Hcy Aiya! You ilinl ii ovci and ilcn dccidc-----bciwccn Kunda-laia and I, jusi
scc wlo is iclling a lic. Tlcn you can clasiisc wlocvci is ai lauli. Wly is ii ilai
ilcsc iwo won'i cmbiacc onc anoilci' Lool ai ilc obvious lacis----il Kunda-laia
cannoi iolciaic io cmbiacc ilis young giil Kalavali, ilcn ilai is a suic sign ol lci
angci. Tlis can bc ilc only icason-----ilcic is no doubi aboui ii."
Jaiila says, "My Dauglici-in-law cciiainly spcals ilc iiuil! Kunda- laia obviously
slows lci displcasuic by noi loigiving Kalavali. Ol! Kunda-laia! Giil ol culiuicd
bclavioui! I will cciiainly do wlaicvci is icquiicd io malc you plcascd wiil
Kalavali. Alilougl I am youi woislipablc supciioi, siill I bcg you wiil loldcd
lands----plcasc comc loiwaid iigli now and, looling mc in ilc lacc, jusi cmbiacc
ilis giil Kalavali. Tlcic's no nccd loi any luiilci woids in ilis maiici ai all. Alas!
Alas! I swcai upon my lcad!"
Hcaiing ilis siaicmcni, Kunda-laia siill icmains silcni and moiionlcss. Sccing ilis,
Laliia and all ilc oilci sallis bcgin io piod lci,
"Hcy Kunda-laia! Aiya las givcn lci oail! Don'i you lavc any lcai oi icspcci loi
ilai' How docs ilis slow youi ical iniclligcncc' Comc on, comc on-----Lmbiacc
Kalavali!"
Saying ilis, all ilc sallis plus Jaiila and Kuiila iogcilci combinc iogcilci and
loicibly malc Sii Kisna and Kunda-laia cmbiacc.
Ai ilai iimc, all ilc sallis lccl an uncnding cxplosion ol ilc lasya- iasa wiilin
ilcii consciousncss. Jusi as il old Jaiila was noi picscni, ilcy all bcgin io laugl
and laugl unconiiollably. Tiying laid io lccp liom maling any sound, ilcy all
covci ilcii laccs wiil ilcii vcils; bui siill, ilcy all bcnd loiwaid and sioop down
again and again, bccoming absoluicly doublcd-up in ilc gicaicsi mala-bliss.
Aliciwaids, Jaiila addicsscs lci own Dauglici-in-law,
"Hcy Sii Radlila! Now You may spcal loving woids and convcisc wiil Youi own
cousin----jusi cmbiacc lci wiiloui any luss.
Saying ilis, Jaiila suddcnly giasps boil Sii Kisna's and Sii Radla's lands and
quiclly biings Tlcm iogcilci, locling Tlcm iogcilci in a dccp, magniliccni
cmbiacc. Immcdiaicly upon ilis, Sii Sii Radla- Kisna's icais ol puic ccsiaiic bliss
bcgin io llow pioluscly, diip diipping onio ilc giound.
Sccing ilis, Jaiila says, "Hcy iwo cousins! So many icais aic llowing duc io Youi
muiual cmbiacc----jusi usc ilc coincis ol Youi cloil io wipc away cacl oilcis'
lacc. Now You can simply malc cacl oilci lappy. Talc somc nicc lood iogcilci,
and ilcn You may pass ilc nigli lovingly on ilc samc bcd. I am going now io
ialc icsi myscll."
Saying ilis, ilc old woman Jaiila lcavcs loi lci own quaiicis io iciiic loi ilc nigli.
As soon as slc lcavcs, Sii Kisna addicsscs all ilc sallis wiil ilc gicaicsi pioud
aiiogancc,
"llo, blo sallis! Now ilc lnowlcdgc I'vc biougli las bccomc mosi condcmncd!
ly linally sclling ii, I lavc now obiaincd ilc pcilcci lullilmcni ol all My dcsiics!
Namcly, all ol you lavc now bccn conqucicd by Mc!"
Laliia icplics, "Hcy Rasila-nagaia! You iiuly, iiuly lavc aiiaincd Youi dcsiic by
cnjoying Youi own sisici-in-law Kunda-laia; ilus You lavc indccd won ilc
gicaicsi vicioiy in ilc cnd alici all. And alici You lavc ilus madc a moclciy ol
ilc iulcs ol dcccni social bclavioui, I now givc You lull cncouiagcmcni----
wlaicvci unlullillcd dcsiic ilai is siill lcliovci in ilc mind ol ilc lall-cnjoycd
Kunda-laia, ilcn I bcg You io lindly malc ilai complcic!"
Kunda-laia angiily says, "Hcy Laliic! Do you ilinl ilai a puic mindcd bioilci
cannoi cmbiacc lis own sisici' Oi ilai a puic-mindcd lailci cannoi cmbiacc lis
own dauglici' You aic all obviously piciccd liom lcad io ioc by ilc aiiows ol
Cupid, and you aic ilus cngiosscd in sucl amoious pangs! Ioi ilai icason, you
scc cvciyonc clsc in ilc woild io bc jusi lilc youisclvcs!!!"
Saying ilis in gicai iagc, Kunda-laia ilcn sioims oui ol ilc ioom in gicai lasic.
Sccing ilis, cacl and cvciy salli also iuslcs oui io iiy and pacily lci. Tlis lcavcs
ilc young Couplc Sii Sii Radla-Kisna alonc and unpioiccicd in ilc ioom; indccd,
only ilc Ilowci Aiclci icmaincd jusi io givc cxclusivc pioicciion io Yugala-
lisoia........
sa-bnru-víbnanga hutíIasya saroja-síánu
maáyan maánu-vrata-víIasa-susaurabnaní
samprapya jaIa-vívarcsu jugnurnur cva
prcstnaIayan pratí-paáam pramaáormí-punjaí
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"Tlus all ilc dcai sallis siiuaicd ouisidc caicl a wlill ol ilc liagiancc ol divinc
spoiis pioduccd by ilc mad Madlusudana-loncybcc as Hc wildly diinls ilc
ncciaiinc loius lacc ol ilc cioolcd cycbiow-dccoiaicd Radlaiani------lixing ilcii
cycs by ilc lolcs ol ilc laiiiccd window, all ol ilosc sallis aic daslcd io and lio
wlilc lloaiing ovci ilc icpcaicdly billowing occan-wavcs ol slcci blisslul
insaniiy....wlilc ilcii consciousncss iccls cxciicdly liom cvciy momcni-io-
momcni..........
THUS LNDS THL IOURTH PRANK OI SRI CAMATKARA CANDRIKA
LNTITLLD GAYIKA VLSL MILANA (Tlc Mcciing in ilc Disguisc ol a Icmalc
Singci)
THL LND OI SRI SRI CAMATKARA CANDRIKA -(A Moonbcam ol Slcci
Asionislmcni) by Siila Visvanaila Caliavaiii Tlaluia

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