Radha and Krishna
Malwa, c. 1620
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“In Krishna and Radha in a Pavilion, the lovers sit naked on a bed beneath a jeweled pavilion in a lush garden of ripe mangoes and flowering shrubs. Krishna gently touches Radha’s breast while gazing directly into her face. Radha shyly averts her gaze. It is night, the time of illicit trysts, and the dark monsoon sky momentarily lights up with a lightning flash indicating the moment’s electric passion. Lightning is a standard symbol used in Rajput and Pahari miniatures to symbolize passion”
Bring closer your lips
and let your kiss
release my soul.
Please pardon me as I gush for a moment about how in love I am with this deity, Shree Raseshwari Radha Rani, located at the Radha Madhav Dham in Austin, Texas. It is the first time I have seen a deity of Radharani singularly, in her queenly, majestic aspect, indeed as Queen of Vrindavan. She looks so serene, so haughty, proud and beautiful. I am grateful to the wonderful Srimati Radharani page on Facebook for granting me my first darshan of this amazing deity. HARE KRISHNA!!!
♥♥ RADHA KRISHNA ♥♥
Artist: Hari Om
71 The crest jewel of all beautiful girls is now manifest deep in Vrndavana forest, a girl who is the devotees’ cintamani jewel, a girl who is a jewel streaming the nectar of great bliss, a girl who with the slightest amorous signal from Her eyebrows bewilders He who is the jewel of Vraja.
72 Sri Radha, whose waves of sidelong glances gave birth to many millions of Kamadevas proudly standing with twanging archers’ bows, and who, in the first entrance of youth has become wonderful and glorious with limitless floods of the greatest sweetness, is our queen.
73 Brahma, Siva, and the demigods are not qualified to place on their heads even a single particle of dust from Radha’s feet. Even so, they who take shelter of the gopis in the course of time eventually attain Sri Radha, who is the great treasure of the nectar ocean of love. O destiny, I bow down before you.
74 Let the affectionate relatives stay far away. Let the friends and servants stay far away. How can anyone approach? In a forest grove King Vrsabhanu’s daughter now enjoys pastimes with Her passionate lover. Standing at the doorway, I, Her dear maidservant, will hear the tinkling of the ornaments at Her waist.
75 O Sri Radha, in my heart may I always see in meditation the softness of Your fair limbs, the sweetness of Your smile, the longness of the corners of Your eyes, the heaviness of Your breasts, the slenderness of Your waist, the slow grace of Your steps, the broadness of Your hips, the curve of Your eyebrows, the redness of Your bimba-fruit lips, and the coolness of the nectar in Your heart.