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September 12, 2021 12:00 am

    radha-mukunda-pada-sambhava-gharma-bindu-
    nirmanchanopakarani-krta-deha-laksam
    uttunga-sauhrda-visesa-vasat pragalbham
    devim gunaih sulalitam lalitam namami
    I offer pranama unto the haughty Sri Lalita-devi who engages in wiping away the glittering drops of perspiration from the lotus feet of Sri Radha and Madhava, who is perpetually immersed in the most elevated, intimate mellows of divine love, and who is the charming repository of qualities such as beauty, sweetness, and gravity.
    raka-sudha-kirana-mandala-kanti-dandi-vaktra-
    sriyam cakita-caru-camuru-netram
    radha-prasadhana-vidhana-kala-prasiddham
    devim gunaih sulalitam lalitam namami
    I offer pranama unto Sri Lalita-devi whose beautiful face mocks the brilliance of the full moon, whose eyes are ever-restless like those of a startled doe, who is famous for her extraordinary expertise in the art of dressing Srimati Radhika, and who is the repository of unlimited feminine qualities.

     

    lasyollasad-bhujaga-satru-patatra-citra-patt
    amsukabharana-kanculikancitangim
    gorocana-ruci-vigarhana-gaurimanam
    devim gunaih sulalitam lalitam namami
    I offer pranama unto Sri Lalita-devi whose limbs are adorned with a blouse as brilliantly colored as the multi-colored tail-feather of an ecstatically-dancing peacock, whose hair partition is decorated with shimmering red vermillion, who wears various necklaces and other jeweled ornaments, and whose upper body is beautifully adorned with an immensely attractive bodice. Her golden complexion defeats that of even gorocana (a bright yellow pigment employed in painting, dyeing, and tilaka) and she possesses innumerable good qualities.
    dhurte vrajendra-tanaye tanu susthu-vamyam
    ma daksina bhava kalankini laghavaya
    radhe giram srnu hitam iti siksayantim
    devim gunaih sulalitam lalitam namami
    I offer pranama unto Sri Lalita-devi, the charming treasure-house of all good qualities, who instructs Srimati Radhika in this way: “O Kalankini (unchaste one)! Radhe! Listen to my beneficial words! Vrajendra-nandana is very guileful. Don’t display Your mood of gentle submission to Him; instead, in all circumstances always be contrary.”
    radham abhi vraja-pateh krtam atmajena
    kutam manag api vilokya vilohitaksim
    vag-bhangibhis tam acirena vilajjayantim
    devim gunaih sulalitam lalitam namami
    I offer pranama unto the abode of all good qualities, the supremely charming Sri Lalita-devi, who upon hearing Sri Krsna speak even a few crafty words to Srimati Radhika, immediately becomes furious and embarrasses Krsna by speaking sarcastic words such as, “You are so truthful and simple-hearted, and such a chaste lover!”
    vatsalya-vrnda-vasatim pasupala-rajnyah
    sakhyanusiksana-kalasu gurum sakhinam
    radha-balavaraja-jivita-nirvisesam
    devim gunaih sulalitam lalitam namami
    I offer pranama unto the supremely charming Sri Lalita-devi, who possesses the aggregate of divine qualities. She is the receptacle for Srimati Yasoda-devi’s parental affection, the guru of all the sakhis who instructs them on the matter of friendship, and the very life of both Srimati Radhika and the younger brother of Baladeva.
    yam kam api vraja-kule vrsabhanu-jayah
    preksya sva-paksa-padavim anurudhyamanam
    sadyas tad-ista-ghatanena krtarthayantim
    devim gunaih sulalitam lalitam namami
    I offer pranama unto the supremely charming Sri Lalita-devi, the treasure-house of all good qualities. Upon seeing any young maiden anywhere in Vraja and discerning that she is inclined towards her priya-sakhi Srimati  Radhika, Lalita immediately fulfils all of that maiden’s internal desires and satisfies her completely.
    radha-vrajendra-suta-sangama-ranga-caryam
    varyam viniscitavatim akhilotsavebhyah
    tam gokula-priya-sakhi-nikuramba-mukhyam
    devim gunaih sulalitam lalitam namami
    8) I offer pranama unto Sri Lalita-devi, the embodiment of all divine virtues and the foremost of the sakhis of Gokula. Her primary task is providing enjoyment for Sri Radha-Govinda by arranging for Them to meet, and she has more longing to perform this merry task than she does to enjoy the entirety of other types of festivals.
    nandann amuni lalita-guna-lalitani
    padyani yah pathati nirmala-drstir astau
    pritya vikarsati janam nija-vrnda-madhye
    tam kirtida-pati-kulojjvala-kalpa-valli
    If a person with a cheerful and pure heart recites this astaka in praise of Lalita-devi, who is superbly ornamented with the qualities of beauty, grace and charm, Srimati Radhika, the effulgent wish-fulfilling creeper in the family of Vrshabanu Maharaja, affectionately draws that person toward Her and adopts her among Her group of sakhis.
    From:  Radha Mukunda Pada Sambhava – Lalitastakam, Author: Rupa Goswami, Book Name: Stavamala