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Song Name: Nayikar Siromani Vraje Radha Thakurani

Official Name: Rupanuga Bhajan Darpana Song 16

Author: Bhaktivinoda Thakura

Book Name: Gitamala

Language: Bengali

 

LYRICS:

(1)

nāyikāra śiromaṇi        braje rādhā ṭhākurāṇī

pańca-bidha sakhī-gaṇa tā'ra

sakhī nitya-sakhī āra         prāṇa-sakhī ataḥ para

priyā-sakhī ei hoilo cāra

 

(2)

pańcama parama-preṣṭha        sakhī-gaṇa madhye śreṣṭha

boli saba śuno bibaraṇa

kusumikā bindhyābatī          dhaniṣṭhādi braja-satī

sakhī-gaṇa madhyete gaṇana

 

(3)

śrī-rūpa rati kasturī         śrī-guṇa maṇi-mańjarī

prabhṛti rādhikā-nitya-sakhī

prāṇa-sakhī bahu tāra         basanti nāyikā āra

pradhāna tāhāraśaśimukhī

 

(4)

kurańgākṣī mańjukeśī      sumadhyā madanālasī

kamalā mādhurī kāmalatā

kandarpasundarī āra      mādhabī mālatī āra

śaśikalā rādhā-sebā-rata

 

(5)

lalitā biśākhā citrā          tuńgabidyā campalatā

indulekhā rańga-debī satī

sudebīti aṣṭa-jana       parama-preṣṭha sakhī-gaṇa

rādhā-kṛṣṇe sebe eka mati

 

TRANSLATION

1-2) The transcendental Goddess, Srimati Radharani, has five different divisions of girlfriends in Vraja. She holds Her position as the crown jewel amongst all of these heroines. Their divisions are: 1) the sakhis, 2) the nitya-sakhis, 3) the prana-sakhis, 4) the priya-sakhis, and 5) the parama-presta-sakhis. This last division is undoubtedly the best of all, for they are the dearest to Sri Radha. Please listen carefully as I describe all of these dear girlfriends of Hers. Counted amongst the sakhis are gopis such as Kusumika, Vindhyavati and Dhanista who are very chaste in Vraja-dhama.

 

3) The nitya-sakhis include Sri Rupa Manjari, Sri Rati Manjari, Sri Guna Manjari, and others. Radharani's prana-sakhis are numerous, including Sri Basanti, and Sri Nayika, and the principle gopi is Sri Sasi-mukhi.

 

4) The priya-sakhis include Kurangaksi, Manjukesi, Sumadhya, Madanalasi, Kamala, Madhuri, Kama-lata, Kandarpa-sundari, Madhavi, Malati, and Sasi-kala, who are all fondly attached to rendering service to Srimati Radharani.

 

5) There are eight parama-presta-sakhis, whose only concern is to serve Radha-Krsna with every aspect of their existence, whole-heartedly and selflessly. They are Lalita, Visakha, Citra, Tunga-visya, Campaka-lata, Indu-lekha, Ranga-devi and Sudevi, who are the chastest of all the sahkis.

 

REMARKS/EXTRA INFORMATION:

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UPDATED: July 4, 2009