Srimate Radharani’s Appearance Day

Sri Radhika-Astottara-Sata-Nama-Stotram
108 names of Srimati Radharani
(said to have been spoken by Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu)

srimad-radha rasa-mayi, rasa-jna rasika tatha
rasesvari rasa-bhakti, rasa-purna rasa-prada (1)

“Sri Radha is endowed with all the most splenderous opulences and is
completely pervaded with ever-flowing transcendental mellos. She fully
understands the subtleties of these mellows. Radha is adept in relishing
mellows. Radhika is the Queen of the nightly rasa dance. She is totally
devoted to expressing divine mellows. Sri Radha is full to overflowing with
pure mellows. She bestows these exquisite mellows unto everyone.”

rangini rasa-lubdha ca, rasa-mandala-karini
rasa-vilasini radha, radhika rasa-purnada (2)

“Radha is always very playful. She is greedy to taste newer and newer
aspects of mellows. Radha is the designer of the circural arenas for rasa
dancing. She enjoys sporting the rasa dance to Her heart’s content. Radha is
the best worshiper of Syama. Radhika, the best worshiper, is adorned
intimately by Her friends. She bestows mellows unto others in the most
completely fulfilling way.”

rama-ratna ratna-mayi, ratna-mala su-sobhana
raktosthi rakta-nayana, raktotpala-vidharini (3)

“Sri Radha is the topmost jewel among all the many forms of laksmi-devi.
All of Her ornaments and parnaphernalia are studded with precious jewels.
Radhika likes to wear gemstone necklaces. Radha raddiates the nicest, purely
sublime splendor. Her lips are naturally hued with a charming redness. The
corners of Sri Radhika’s eyes are hued with reddish tints. She especially
likes to hold a red lotus flower in Her hand.”

ramani raamani gopi, vrndavana-vilasini
nana-ratna vicitrangi, nana-sukha-mayi sada (4)

“Radharani is a charming young misterss. Her loveliness is ecpecially
pleasing to behold. Radha is a cowherd girl. She likes to frlic in the
forest of Vrndavana. Radha is fond of wearing different types of gemstones.
The shapes od Radharani’s limbs are astonishingly lovely to behold. She
abounds in various forms of happiness.”

samsara-para-tarani, venu-gita-vinodini
krsna-priya krsna-mayi, krsna-dhyana-parayani (5)

“Radharani delivers souls out of the material world. She takes great
pleasure in listening to flute songs. Radha is very dear to Krsna. She is
Lord Krsna’s exact conterpart. Radha is fond of meditating upon Sri Krsna.”

sadananda ksina-madhya, krsna krsnalaya subha
candravali candra-mukhi, candra ca krsna-vallabha (6)

“Radhika is always full of bliss. Her waist is very slim. Radha is the
female form of Krsna Himself. She is the refuge of Her beloved Krsna.
Radharani is the embodiment of auspiciousness. She is beautiful as a series
of full moons. Radha’s face is round and radiantly soothing like a full
moon. She is the very personification of the moon itself. Radha is the
dearmost beloved of Lord Krsna.”

vrndavanesvari devi, krsna-rangi para-gatih
dhyanatita dhyana-magna, sada-krsna-kutuhali (7)

“Radharani is the Queen of Vrndas forest. She is the Supreme Godess of the
entire creation. Radha enjoys playing fun games with Krsna. Srimati
Radharani is the final transcendental goal. She is naturally situated far,
far beyond anyone’s meditation. Radha is very meditative by nautre. She is
always playing mischievous pranks on Krsna.”

prema-mayi prema-rupa, prema prema-vinodini
krsna-priya sadanandi, gopi-mandala-vasini (8)

“Radhika is effused with the purest ecstatic love. She is the embodiment of
love’s most beautiful form. Her every thought, action, word and deed is
totally saturated with love. She revels in the delightful sports of pure
love. Radha is the favorite of Lord Krsna. She is perpetually absorbed in
the greatest happiness. Radharani resides within the circle of Her cowherd
girlfriends.”

sundarangi ca svarnabha, nila-patta-vidharini
krsnanuragini caiva, krsna-prema-su-laksana (9)

“Radha’s bodily limbs are all very attractive. Her complexion is radiantly
golden. Radha especially likes to wear blue silken garments. She is very
contented in Her attachment to Krsna. Srimati Radharani is nicely marked by
Her obvious love for Krsna.”

nigudha-rasa-sarangi, mrgaksi mrga-locana
asesa-guna-para ca, krsna-pranesvari sama (10)

“Radha embodies variegated forms of confidential mellows. Her eyes are just
like those of a dear. Radha views things innocently like a dear. She excels
even beyond limitless good qualities. Radharani is the mistress of the
very-breath of Krsna. She is equal in Her dealings with all.

rasa-mandala-madhyastha, krsna-rangi sada sucih
vrajesvari vraja-rupa, vraja-bhumi-sukha-prada (11)

“Radha dances in the center of circular rasa dance. She enjoys frolicking
with Lord Krsna. Radharani always has immaculate manners. Srimati Radharani
is the Queen of Vrajadhama. Aspects of Her form are visible in all the
featrues throughout Vraja. Sri Radha is the grantor of happiness to all
beings in Vraja-bhumi.”

rasollasa madonmatta, lalita rasa-sundari
sarva-gopi-mayi-nitya, nana-sastra-visarada (12)

“Radha especially blossoms with delight during the rasa dance. She becomes
wildly intoxicated by drinking honey-wine. Radha embodies the most charming
loveliness. She is the truly beautiful expression of divine loving mellows.
She expands Herself into multiple forms as all the cowherd girls. Radha is
the essence of eternity. She is greatly learned in various scriptures.”

kamesvari kama-rupa, sada krsna-parayana
para-sakti-svarupa ca, srsti-sthiti-vinasini (13)

“Radha is the Queen of transcendental lust. She is the personification of
divine potency. Radha is the essence of eternity. She is greatly learned in
various scriptures.”

saumya saumya-mayi radha, radhika sarva-kamada
ganga ca tulasi caiva, yamuna ca sarasvati (14)

“Radha is pleasing like the moon. All of Her dealings are soft and gentle.
She is endowed with all prosperity and success. Radha fully satisfies Her
beloved by Her intimate worship. She fulfills the aspirations of all beings.
Sri Radha is the original form of the Ganges River. She is the original form
of the holy basil plant. She is the original form of the Yamuna River. Radha
is the original form of the Sarasvati River.”

bhogavati bhagavati, bhagavac-citta-rupini
prema-bhakti-sada-sangi, premananda-vilasini (15)

“Srimati Radharani is the original form of the Bhogavati river (the Ganges
flowing in the Patala region). She is the Supreme female divinity. Radha is
the embodiment of Bhagavans very heart. She is continuously associated with
ecstatic loving devotion. Radha cavorts in the ecstatic bliss of pure love.”

sadananda-mayi nitya, nitya-dharma-parayani
trailokyakarsani adya, sundari krsna-rupini (16)

“Radhika is perpetually permeated with exhilaration. She is the incarnation
of agelessness. Radha is devoted to performing auspicious daily rituals. She
is the attractor of the three worlds. Sri Radha is the original source of
all that is. She is the absolute manifestation of total beauty. Radharani
expresses Herself as the form of Lord Krsna.”

satam-astottaram nama, yah pathet prayatah sucih
pratah-kale ca madhyane, sandhyayam madhya-ratrike
yatra tatra bhavet tasya, krsnah prema-yuto bhavet (17)

“If a pious and clean devotee recites these 108 holy names od Sri Radhika –
either in the morning (06:00-08:24), evening (18:00-20:24) or in the middle
of the night (22:48-03:36), wherever and hoever that person lives, they
become endowed with estatic love for Lord Krsna.”

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