20 meters on the left side of the Shri Shri Gaur-Nitai temple is the Shri Shri Radha-Gopinath temple. In the rear of this compound is a 5000-year old Tamarind tree with a peculiarly bent arm twisted and the other branch straight. Shri Shri Radha-Krishna had a face-to-face swing there (Patti Jhulan) and Shri Krishna pushed the swing in such a way that it went beyond 90 degrees.
At that time, out of fear Shrimati Radharani voluntarily embraced Shri Krishna and all the sakhies and manjaries shouted "Radharani Ki jay, Radharani Ki Jay."
SITTING PLACE (BAITHAK) OF MA JAHNAVA
In 1582 Ma Jahnava, after the disappearance of Lord Nityananda, desired to perform circumambulation of the 12 forests of Vrindavana. She came to Radhakund with Shrila Jiva Goswami where she experienced Gopinathji playing on His flute beneath the Bokul and Tamal-trees, and due to great ecstasy she sat down there. Ma Jahnava met Shrila Jiva Goswami in Vrindavan who informed Her of the precarious condition of Shrila Raghunatha Das Goswami, who felt intense love-in-separation from the elder goswamis Shri Rupa, Shri Sanatana and Shri Gopal Bhatta, who had already left the planet. Shrila Jiva Goswami brought Shrila Raghunatha Das Goswami from his bhajan-kutir. He had become extremely frail due to his taking no other sustenance but the holy names of Shri Shri Radha-Krishna :-
Radhadeti nama nava sundara sidhu mugdham
Krishneti nama madhuradbhuta gadha dugdham
Sarva ksanam surabhi raga himena ramyam
Kritva tad eva piba me rasane kshudarthe.
Radha -- Sri Radha; iti -- this; nama -- name; nava -- fresh; sundara -- fine; sidhu -- nectar; mugdham -- intoxitcating; krishna -- krishna; iti -- this; ama -- name; madhura -- sweet; adbhuta -- amazing; gadha -- condensed; dugdham -- milk; sarvaksanam -- constantly; surabhi -- sweet fragrance; raga -- strange fits of passion, or deep passion; himena -- cool camphor; ramyam -- gratifying; kritva -- thus mixed; tad -- that; eva -- only; piba --drink; me -- I; rasane -- O tongue !; kshuda-arthe -- if you are really hungry.
This verse is from Shrila Raghunatha Das Goswami's Stavavali, in which he addresses his tongue : "If you are really hungry then take Shri Radha's name which is like fresh fine intoxicating honey, mix it with Shri Krishna's name, which is like sweet wonderful condensed cow milk, add to that the sweet fragrance of saffron, cardamon, a little camphor, etc. and mixing all the above drink constantly with deep passion."
Bhajami radham aravinda-netram
Smarami radham madhura smitasyam
Vadami radham karuna-bharardram
Tato mama nyasti gatir na kapi.
Bhajami -- I am serving; radham -- Shrimati Radharani; aravinda -- (who is) lotus; netram -- eyes; smarami -- I remember; radham -- Shrimati Radharani; madhura -- sweet; smitasyam -- smile; vadami -- I am chanting; radham -- Shrimati Radharani; karuna -- kindness; bharardram -- melting fully in (from Srila Ragunatha Das Goswami's Ashtottara-Shata Nama-Stotram, one of the 108 names of Shrimati Radharani is Karuna-vidravad-deha which means that Her body is melting out of kindness); tato -- thus; mama -- my; nyasti -- no more; gatir -- way; na -- not; kapi -- any;
"I am serving Shrimati Radharani, who has beautiful lotus-eyes; I am remembering Shrimati Radharani, who has a sweet smile, I am chanting the glories of Shrimati Radharani who is melting in full kindness. In this way there is no other occupation for me."
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