Phad Gita Govinda, Part 8
BY: SUN STAFF
Jayadeva glorifying a sakhi
Oct 03, 2011 CANADA (SUN) Reprise of a 2005 month-long series on Gita-Govinda.
The Gita-Govinda is replete with text and pictorial descriptions of Radha and Krsna expressing a range of transcendental emotions: sadness, anger, bewilderment, dejection, anxiety, elation, pensiveness, etc. We see these expressions in illustrations depicting the two alone, each with one or more of the sakhis, and the two together.
Throughout Gita-Govinda, the sakhis play a central role as associates, paramours, confidants, and messengers. Both Radha and Krsna can be found sharing their agitated feelings with the gopis, inquiring of them as to the whereabouts of the other, passing messages and pleadings, and strategizing on how to accomplish their loving pastimes.
In today's series, we look at a group of images involving the sakhis, without whom the loving pastimes of the divine couple would not be complete.
Krsna waiting helplessly on the bank of the Yamuna, where the sakhi arrives to speak to Him
Sakhi tells Krsna of Radha's emotions
Sakhi describes the condition of Radha as being like the necter of the moon
escaping from the teeth of Radha
Sakhi persuades Krsna to meet Radha
Sakhi persuades Radha to meet Krsna
Sakhi instructs Radha to move as a swan and follow Krishna
Sakhi takes Radha to her beloved Krsna
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