from Govinda Lilamrita by Krishnadasa Kaviraja Goswami
Her splendrous golden complexion steals the pride of a golden lotus flower anointed with a tinge of red kunkum powder. Her sweet fragrance mocks the fame of the aroma of a lotus flower sprinkled with saffron powder. She is fully qualified to fulfill all the desires of the son of the king of cowherd men. May Sri Radhika always bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet. (1)
Her amazing and colorful silken garments make the splendour of coral feel ashamed. She is a garden of blossoming flowers where the maddened bumblebee named Krishna performs amorous pastimes. She worships the Sun-god daily in order to attain the continual association of Her beloved Krishna. May Sri Radhika always bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet. (2)
Her charming youthful delicacy negates the fame of freshly-sprouted leaves. Her refreshing form is worthy of being served by the cooling moon, sandalwood paste, lotus flowers, and camphor. When She touches the master of the gopis, She dispels the burning heat of His lusty desires. May Sri Radhika always bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet. (3)
Although the goddess of fortune Lakshmi Devi is adored by other youthful goddesses, who are themselves glorified throughout all the universe, still she is nowhere near Sri Radhika in the matter of beauty, praiseworthy youthfulness, or other divine feminine opulences. There is no one in the material or spiritual worlds superior to Radhika in the expression of naturally loving pastimes. May Sri Radhika always bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet. (4)
She is very learned in many transcendental arts, such as performing in the rasa dance, singing, and joking. She is decorated with many divine qualities, such as loving nature, exquisite beauty, and wonderful garments and ornaments. Even among the cowherd damsels of Vraja, who are praised by the entire universe, She is the best in every way. May Sri Radhika always bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet. (5)
She possesses the opulence's of eternal youthful beauty, eternal pastimes, and eternal love for Krishna. Her ecstatic feelings of love for Krishna cause the gopis, who are also in love with Krishna, to tremble. She is always attached to meditating on Sri Krishna's beautiful form, ornaments, garments, and pastimes. May Sri Radhika always bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet. (6)
She is graced with the eight ecstatic symptoms (sattvika-bhava), such as trembling, perspiring, standing up of bodily hairs, tears, faltering of the voice, and so forth. She is adorned with different ecstatic emotional ornaments, such as impatience, joy, contrariness, and so forth. She is decorated with beautiful jewels that give total delight to the eyes of Krishna. May Sri Radhika always bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet. (7)
If She is apart from Krishna for even half a moment, She becomes stricken with wretched suffering, restlessness, and a multitude of other ecstatic symptoms of separation. When She regains the association of Krishna after some effort, then all Her anguish immediately vanishes. May Sri Radhika always bestow upon me the service of Her own lotus feet. (8)
It is very difficult for Parvati and other exalted goddesses to attain even a glimpse of Srimati Radharani, who is dear to Lord Krishna. But if someone glorifies Her by reciting these eight verses, then She who is delighted by Krishna's continuous association will grant the sweet nectar of Her personal service to that person, who thereby enters the assembly of Her similarly delighted girlfriends. (9)
Eight prayers Glorifying Sri Radhika
When will Sri Radhika, who is a splendid ruby in the crown of all nectarean
doe-eyed girls, a swan swimming in the lake of love for jubilant Lord Krsna, and
a celestial vine sprouted from Vraja's exalted King Vrsabhanu, bathe me in Her
When will Sri Radhika, who makes the sash of bells dance on Her hips splendid with red silk, and whose necklace of large pearls plays on the waterpots of Her breasts, bathe me in Her service?
When will Sri Radhika, who is as splendid as a great lotus whorl, who is new nectar mixed with the camphor of youth, and whose bimba fruit lips blossom with a gentle smile, bathe me in Her service?
When will Sri Radhika, who, accidentally meeting restless Krsna in the outskirts of the forest, stared at Him with suspicious eyes as He cast amorous glances at Her and flattered Her with many sweet and gentle words, bathe me in Her service?
When will Sri Radhika, who the girls of Vraja love as much as their own lives,
who the gopa queen Yasoda loves as much as Lord Krsna, and who makes the heart
of charming Lalita blossom with love, bathe me in Her service?
When will Sri Radhika, who in the company of Visakha at the forest's edge strings
a Vaijayanti garland from the flowers of many trees, and who is the beautiful
beloved resting on Lord Krsna's handsome chest, bathe me in Her service?
When will Sri Radhika, who smelling the fragrance of Lord Krsna and hearing
the sweet sounds of His flute, ran to Him in the forest grove and, scratching
Her ears, approached Him with smiling eyes and lowered face, bathe me in Her service?
When will Sri Radhika, who on a summer evening happily plays with Lord Krsna
by Her own lake cooled by breezes touching the many splendid lotuses, bathe me
in Her service?
Pleased with any person who, abandoning all hope of material happiness and overwhelmed with love, reads this sweet Sri Radhastaka with a pure heart, the prince of Vraja of His own accord places him among Sri Radha's personal associates.