Sri Lalita Sakhi

SRI SRI LALITASTAKAM
by Srila Rupa Goswami

1. I offer my obeisances to Lalita devi, who has many wonderful qualities. She worships the
perspiration of Sri Sri Radha-Mukunda’s lotus feet and acts boldly, out of intense feelings of
friendship for Them.

2. I offer my obeisances to Lalita devi, who has many wonderful qualities. Her face defeats the
beauty of the ambrosial corona of the full moon, her eyes are like those of an alarmed deer and
she is expert in the art of decorating Sri Radhika.

3. I offer my obeisances to Lalita devi, who has many wonderful qualities. She wears a
wonderful silk dress colored like a peacock with outstretched feathers, as well as a nice
blouse, and her complexion defeats the golden splendour of gorocana.

4. I offer my obeisances to Lalita devi, who has many wonderful qualities. She teaches Sri
Radhika the art of a left-wing heroine saying: “Radhe! Firmly reject this shrewd son of the
king of Vraja, O immoral girl! Listen! Don’t be weak! I’m saying it for Your own good. Don’t
submit to Him!”

5. I offer my obeisances to Lalita devi, who has many wonderful qualities. Her eyes become red
with anger if she sees the son of the king of Vraja cheating Sri Radhika even slightly, then
she will promptly embarrass Him with her clever words.

6. I offer my obeisances to Lalita devi, who has many wonderful qualities. She is the abode of
affection for the Queen of cowherders, Yasoda, she is the teacher of the art of friendship for
all the sakhis and her love for Sri Radhika and Krsna is equal.

7. I offer my obeisances to Lalita devi, who has many wonderful qualities. She requests every
girl in Vraja to join the party of Vrsabhanu’s daughter and who fulfills all desires of that
girl (or of Sri Radhika).

7a. I offer my obeisances to Lalita devi, who has many wonderful qualities. All her desires
were at once fulfilled when she saw the path of Sri Radha in Vraja being blocked by a certain
person.

8. I offer my obeisances to Lalita devi, who has many wonderful qualities. She always enjoys
the festival of Radha and Vrajendrasuta’s meeting and she is the chief of all Radha’s dear
girlfriends in Gokula.

9. Anyone who recites these prayers praising Lalita’s wonderful qualities with a pure vision
will be lovingly counted amongst her own (friends or maidservants) by Sri Radhika, the
brilliant desire vine of the family of the Lord of Kirtida (King Vrsabhanu). )

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