Srimati Radharani’s names

By Srila Rupa Goswami - 28.8 2017

Srimati Radharani’s names, meeting places, pets and more

Radharani’s 3 baths, 7 places, 8 pets, 8 yogapithas, 16 & 10 Names

Radhika’s Three Baths:

Karunyamrta – the nectar of grace

Tarunyamrta – The nectar of youth

Lavanyamrta – the nectar of beauty

Seven moonbeam-like Meeting Places of Radha & Krsna

1) Vrindavan (on the bank of the Yamuna river under a huge desire-tree)

2) Yavat (in the woods behind Radha’s palace there)

3) Radha-kunda (on the bank of Radha’s lake)

4) Govardhana Hill (upon the top of the hill)

5) Barshana (near the palace of Radha’s parents)

6) Nanda-gram (near the palace of Krishna’s parents)

7) Sanket (in a grove halfway between Nanda-gram and Barshana)

Radhika’s Pets

1) Many cows: Sunada (one who makes nice sounds), Yamuna (one like the Yamuna

river), Bahula (the black one) etc.

2) A She-calf: Tungi (the tall one)

3) An old female monkey: Kakkhati (the staunchly determined one)

4) A She-Deer: Rangini (she who is nicely-colored)

5) A Chakori-Bird: Caru-candrika (one like pleasant moonbeams)

6) A She-Swan (who stays in Radha-kunda) Tundikeri (the nicely-beaked one)

7) A Peahen: Tundika (she who has a nice beak)

8) 2 talking parrots: Suksma-dhi (she of fine intelligence) and Subhaa (the

auspicious one)

Eight Yogapithas of Radha & Krsna

From Bhakti Ratnakara

1) Chandravali-duradharyam – the place that has cast Chandravali far away

2) Radha-saubhagya-mandiram – the Temple of Radha’s conjugal delight

3) Sri Ratna-mandapam – the Pavilion of divine jewels

4) Srngara-mandapam – the Pavilion of intimate adornments

5) Saubhagya-mandapam – the Pavilion of auspicious fortune

6) Maha-madhurya-mandapam – the Pavilion of grand sweetness

7) Samrajya-mandapam – the Pavilion of universal sovereignity

8) Surata-mandapam – the Pavilion of intimate amorous love

RADHA & KRSNA ARE ONE

anadir ayam purusa eka evasti tad-eka-rupam

dvidha vidhaya samaradhana tat parobhut

tasmat tam radham rasikanandam veda-vido vadanti

Bhagavan, Who is adi-purusa, is one and only one. But from time beyond

antiquity, because of His desire to worship Himself, He became Two. Therefore,

wise men well-versed in the Vedas call Sri Radha “Rasikananda” – She who

delights in relishing.

(Shyama-Rahasyopanisad)

ye radha yas ca krsno

rasabdhir dehadhaikah

kridanartha dvidhabhut

The combination of Radha-Krishna is an ocean of bliss. They are not separate

entities. They assume separate forms for the purpose of lila. (play)

(Radha-Tapani-Upanisad)

Sixteen Names of Sri Radha

Spoken by Lord Narayana in the Brahma-vaivarta Purana

1) Radha – She Who is the bestower of ultimate divine bliss

2) Rasesvari – She Who is the Godess of the rasa-dance

3) Rasa-Vasini – She Who always lives within the rasa-dance

4) Rasikesvari – She Who is the Goddess of those who relish divine mellows

5) Krsna-pranadhika – She Who is dearer to krsna than His own life

6) Krsna-priya – She Who is Krsna’s most dearly beloved companion

7) Krsna-svarupini – She Whose form resembles Krsna’s in many ways

8) Krsna-vamanga-sambhuta – She Who is generated from Krsna’s left side

9) Paramananda-rupini – She Who is the personification of supreme ecstacy

10) Krsna – She Who bestows the best form of supreme liberation

11) Vrndavani – She Who always lives in Vrindavana

12) Vrnda – She Who always lives in the company of Her girlfriends

13) Vrndavana-Vinodini – She Who enjoys many pleasures in Vrndavana

14) Chandravali – She Whose forms has many moons

15) Chandra-Kanta – She Whose effulgence is like the moon

16) Sarac-candra-prabhanana – She Whose face glows like the full moon of August

Prayer Containing Ten Names of Radha,

Ananda-candrika (The Moonlight of Bliss)

by Srila Rupa Goswami

radha damodara-prestha

radhika varsabhanavi

samasta-ballavi-vrnda-

dhamillottamsa-mallika

1. Radha , 2. She who is dear to Lord Damodara, 3. His greatest worshiper,

4. the daughter of King Vrsabhanu, 5. She who is the crowning garland of

mallika flowers on the decorated braided hair of all the gopis,

Text 2

krsna-priyavali-mukhya

gandharva lalita-sakhi

visakha-sakhya-sukhini

hari-hrd-bhrnga-manjari

6. the first of Krsna’s beloveds, 7. an expert singer and musician, 8.

Lalita’s friend, 9. She who is delighted with the friendship of Visakha, 10.

the flower blossom that attracts the black bee of Lord Hari’s heart.

Text 3 and 4

imam vrndavanesvarya

dasa-nama-manorama

ananda-candrikam nama

yo rahasyam stutim pat het

sa klesa-rahito bhutva

bhuri-saubhagya-bhusitah

tvaritam karuna-patram

radha-madhavayor bhavet

He who reads this confidential prayer, which bears the title

Ananda-candrika (The Moonlight of Bliss), and which is beautiful with ten names

of the queen of Vrndavana, becomes free of all troubles and decorated with

great good fortune. He quickly becomes the object of Sri Sri Radha-Madhava’s

mercy.