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Śrī Kṛṣṇa immediately leapt from the tree and caught the hanging Śrīmatījī in His arms. Seeing this, the sakhīs began clapping and laughing loudly; but Śrīmatī Rādhikājī, having released Herself from Kṛṣṇa’s embrace, began to scold Him. (Sri Vraja Mandala Parikrama, Chapter 7, Kusuma Sarovara)

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Śrīmatī Rādhikā used to come here [to Kusuma Sarovara] on the pretext of picking flowers with Her girlfriends, but Her real intent was to meet rasika Śrī Kṛṣṇa, with whom She would have love-quarrels and sarcastic exchanges full of rasa. Kṛṣṇa-bhāvanāmṛta describes how one day Śrīmatī Rādhikā was picking flowers here with Her girlfriends when

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Śrī Sanātana Gosvāmī performed parikramā of Govardhana every day, even in his old age. Once, in the blazing heat of summer, the soil under his feet was burning hot. Weary and drenched with perspiration, Gosvāmījī sat down. No shady place was to be found. Suddenly, a cowherd boy came by and held a corner of

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The gopis jubilantly decorated the body of their lover Krsna with earrings, necklaces, bracelets, armlets, a belt, and glistening splendid anklets made of fragrant flower buds and blossoms of many different colors. (Sri Govinda-lilamrta 15.102)

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In the month of Phalguna, February-March, all the gopis were present here, playing Holi with Sri Krsna and the gopas. Sri Krsna and His friends were in one party and Srimati Radhika and Her sakhis were in the opposite party, and there were more gopis than there were gopas. Both the gopas and gopis held

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The sakhis always make the swing on a kadamba tree and not on a tamal tree. The significance of a kadamba tree is that it carries the complexion of Srimati Radhika and the tamal tree has a complexion of Sri Krsna. The tamal tree is not very powerful, but the kadamba tree is very strong

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When Sri Krsna was well into the middle of the river, He spoke to the gopis in a worried voice: “Actually, my boat is quite old and it has many holes – and water is leaking in.  I am very weak, and I am not a good sailor at all.” While speaking in this way,

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Vraja-prema is difficult to obtain even for Brahmā and other demigods, but it has been distributed freely in the world by Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu. Mādhavendra Purīpāda is the seed or sprout of that prema-kalpataru, or desire-tree that bestows divine transcendental love. He was a renunciant who followed ayācakavṛtti, which means he never begged food from

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