Srila Krishnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami, Govinda Lilamrita
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika (1)
Sri Radhika’s bodily complexion reproaches the pride of golden lotus flowers sprinkled with kunkuma, her bodily fragrance ridicules a lotus fragrant with saffron pollen, and she fulfills all the desires of Vrajakishor Sri Krishna. May Srimati Radhika always bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet.
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika (2)
The dazzling sari of Sri Radhika defeats the splendour of coral. She is a flowergarden in which the maddened bumblebee Sri Krishna eternally sports. Daily she goes to worhip Suryadeva, the sungod, in order to meet Sri Krishna freely. May Srimati Radhika always bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet.
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika (3)
Sri Radhikas softness puts the delicate budding flowers ashame. Her coolness is worshipable by the moon, by sandalwood and the cooling lotus and camphor. Her soft touch dispels the heat of the gopis beloved Sri Krishnas amorous desires. May Srimati Radhika always bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet.
visva-vandya-yauvatabhivanditapi ya rama
rupa-navya-yauvanadi-sampada na yat-sama
sila-harda-lilaya ca sa yato `sti nadhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika (4)
Although Laksmidevi is honoured by all the worshipable damsels of the universe, the uncomparable beauty and ever-fresh youthfulness of Sri Radhika puts her into shade. Sri Radhikas natural loving and playful disposition is beyond everything. May Srimati Radhika always bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet.
visva-navya-gopa-yosid-alito `pi yadhika
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika (5)
Sri Radhika is expert in all the most astonishing arts of the rasa-lila, such as dancing, singing and joking. She is adorned with prema, enchanting beauty, dresses and ornaments and decorated with all virues. Sri Radhika is the foremost gopi in Vraja mandala. May Srimati Radhika always bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet.
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika (6)
By her ever-fresh beauty, her playfulness and wealth of affection, Sri Radhika causes all gopis of Vraja, who are bound by love to Sri Krishna, tremble in anxiety. She is immersed in her heart upon Sri Krishna’s beauty, attire and clevery playful pastimes. May Srimati Radhika always bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet.
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika (7)
Sri Radhika is ornamented with divine ecstatic symptoms like perspiration, hairs standing on end, trembling, tears and choked voice. She is adorned with indignation, joy and contariness and attracts Sri Krishna with various innermost ornaments of her bhava. May Srimati Radhika always bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet.
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika (8)
Upon being separated from Sri Krishna for even half a moment, Sri Radhika is overwhelmed with great humility and restlessness. Only with the great endeavour of their intimate servants are they able to meet again and dispel all of Sri Radhikas mental anguish. May Srimati Radhika always bestow upon me the service of her lotus feet.
astakena yas tv anena nauti krishna-vallabham
darsane `pi sailajadi-yosid ali-durlabham
mahyam atma-pada-padma-dasya-dastu radhika (9)
Sri Radhika, whose darshan is rarely obtained even by Parvatidevi and other godessess, who gives great pleasure to her sakhis, who becomes joyful meeting Sri Krishna, and who is Krishnas dearest beloved, will swiftly bestow upon the person who sings and prays this astaka the ambrosial nectar of her service.