Poem for Jul 28

Acarya's Writing

Sri Stavavali
Volume One
by Srila Raghunatha das Gosvami

Sri Raghunatha-dasa-gosvaminah prarthana
Raghunatha dasa Gosvami’s Appeal


Early in the morning Jatila-devi
met Sri Radha and Her friend Lalita.
Jatila noticed that Radha was wearing
a yellow garment on Her breasts, Her
eyes were rolling in sleepiness, and
Her bimba fruit lips were deeply cut,
as if someone had bitten them.
Although frightened at heart, Radha
externally assumed an angry pose,
became furious at Jatila’s insinuations,
and together with Lalita, in order to
defend Herself, fabricated a network
of seemingly logical lies. Afterward
She glorified Lalita for her skillful help.
May Sri Radha protect you all.