Rupa Goswami describes Radharani’s wonderful qualities in Sri Radhikastava

Srimati Radharani is the dearmost consort of Lord Sri Krishna. Listen to the song ‘Radhikastava’ on Her wonderful qualities.

Radhikastava was composed by Srila Rupa Goswami (one of the direct disciples of Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu), praying to Srimati Radharani to shower mercy upon him. She is the bestower of “Love” for Lord Sri Krishna. By Her kind mercy we can attain Krishna-prema.

Text One

radhe jaya jaya madhava-dayite
gokula-taruni-mandala-mahite

O Radha! O beloved of Madhava! O You who are worshiped by all the young girls of Gokula! All glories unto You! All glories unto You!

Text Two

damodara-rati-vardhana-vese
hari-niskuta-vrnda-vipinese

O You who dress Yourself in such a way as to increase Lord Damodara’s love and attachment for You!

Text Three

vrsabhanudadhi-nava-sasi-lekhe
lalita-sakhi guna-ramita-visakhe

O Queen of Vrindavana, which is the pleasure grove of Lord Hari! O new moon who has arisen from the ocean of King Vrishabhanu! O friend of Lalita! O You who make Vishaka loyal to You due to Your wonderful qualities of friendliness, kindness, and faithfulness to Krishna!

Text Four

karunam kuru mayi karuna-bharite
sanaka-sanatana-varnita-carite

O You who are filled with compassion! O You whose divine characteristics are described by the great sages Sanaka and Sanatana! O Radha, please be merciful to me!

Related Links: RadhashtamiRadhikastaka Recipes for Radhashtami




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