Names of Cowherd Boys

Names of Cowherd Boys
(From Govinda Vṛndāvana portion of Gautamīya tantra)

Text 119
tasyāgre bhagavān rāma āsīnaḥ su-mahāsane
nitya-yauvana-saṁyukto nayanānanda-vigrahaḥ

tasya – of Him, agre – in the presence, bhagavān – Lord, rāma – Balarāma, āsīnaḥ – sitting, su-mahāsane – great throne, nityā-yauvanaḥ – eternal youth, samyukto – endowed with, nayanānanda-vigrahah – whose form brings bliss to the eyes.

Facing Lord Kṛṣṇa, on a great throne sits Lord Balarāma, who is eternally youthful, whose form brings bliss to the eyes.

Text 120
apaṇgeṇgita-saṁyukto ramya-vaktrārūnekṣaṇaḥ
koṭi-kotīndu-saṇkāsa-lāvaṇyāmṛta-sāgaraḥ

apāṅga – in the corner of His eyes, in gītā – signals, saṁyukto – endowed, ramyā-vaktrārunekṣaṇaḥ – with graceful reddish eyes, kotih-kotīndu-sankāsa – the splendor of millions and millions of moons, lāvaṇya – handsomeness, amṛta – of nectar, sāgarah – an ocean.

...who sends hinted messages from the corners of His graceful, reddish, bending eyes, who is glorious like millions of millions of moons, who is a great ocean of handsomeness,...

Text 121
nīla-kuntala-saṁsakta-vāma-gaṇda-vibhūṣitaḥ
su-snigdhā-nīla-kuntala-nīla-vastropaśobhitaḥ

nīla – dark, kuntala – hair, saṁsakta – touching, vāma – left, gaṇda – cheek, vibhūṣitaḥ – decorated, sū-snigdhā – glorious, nīla – dark, kuntala – hair, nīla – blue, vastra – garments, upaśobhitaḥ – decorated.

...whose glistening dark locks decorate His left cheek, who is dressed in blue garments,...

Text122
nīlaratnādy-alaṅkāra-sevyamānaḥ tanu-śriyaḥ
visrasta-nīla-vasana-rasanā-vilasat-kātiḥ

nīlaratna – with sapphires, ādy – beginning, alaṅkāra – ornaments, sevyamānas – served, tanu – of the body, śriyaḥ – with the splendor, visrasta – loosened, nīla – blue, vasana – garments, rasanā – belt, vilasat – splendid, kātiḥ – belt.

...whose ornaments of sapphires and other jewels are themselves decorated by the glory of His transcendental form, whose blue garments are tied by a belt at His splendid hips,...

Text 123
nīla-majīra-saṁsakta-su-pāda-dvandva-rājitaḥ
kotī-candra-pratīkāśa-nakha-maṇḍala-māṅditaḥ

nīla – blue, majīra – anklets, saṁsakta – touched, su-pāda-dvandvā-rājitah – splendid feet; kotīḥ-candrā-pratīkāśa – splendor of ten million moons, nakha-maṅdala-māṅditaḥ – decorated with nails.

...whose glorious feet are decorated with blue anklets, and whose nails are splendid like ten million moons.

Text 124
revaty-ādy-anucaryaś ca śatā-saṅkhyāś cā yoṣitaḥ
tābhiḥ parivṛtā rāmaḥ suśubhe paramaḥ pumān

revatī – with Revatī, ādi – headed, anucaryaś – followers, ca – and, śatā-saṅkhyāś – hundred in number, ca – and, yoṣitaḥ – women, tābhiḥ – of them, parivṛtā – surrounded, rāmaḥ – Lord Balarāma, suśubhe – shines, paramaḥ, pumān – the Supreme Personality of Godhead.

Lord Balarāma, the Supreme Personality of Godhead, who is surrounded by a hundred maidservants headed by Revatī, shines with great splendour.

Text 125
yathā kṛṣṇas tathā rāmaḥ subāhuḥ subalo 'pi ca
śrīdāmāḥ vasudāmāś ca sudāmāś ca mahābalaḥ

yathā – as, kṛṣṇas – Kṛṣṇa, tathā – so, rāmah – Balarāma, subāhuḥ – Subāhu; subala – Subala; api – also; ca – and; śrīdāmā – Śrīdāmā; vasudāmāḥ – Vasudāmā; ca – and; sudāmā – Sudāmā; ca – and; mahābalaḥ – Mahābala.

As Lord Kṛṣṇa is glorious, so also are glorious Lord Balarāma and the gopas Subāhu, Subala, Śrīdāmā, Vasudāmā, Sudāmā Mahābala,...

Krishna Sudama

Text 126
lavaṇgas ca mahābāhuḥ stoka-kṛṣṇāḥ 'rjjunas tathā
aṁsuka vṛṣabhas caiva vṛṣala jaya-mālavaḥ

Lavaṅga, Mahābāhu, Stoka-kṛṣṇa, Arjjuna, Aṁsuka, Vṛṣabha, Vṛṣala, Jaya-mālava,...

Text 127
ūrjasvī ca śubha-prastho vinodī ca varūthapah
rasikas ca madāndhas ca mahendras candra-śekharaḥ

Ūrjasvī, Śubha-prastha, Vinodī, Varūthapa, Rasika, Madāndha, Mahendra, Candra-śekhara,...

Text 128
rasālas ca rasāndhas ca rasāṅgas ca mahābalaḥ
surāṅga jaya-raṅgas ca raṅgas cānanda-kandaraḥ

Rasāla, Rasāndha, Rasāṅga, Mahābala, Surāṅga, Jaya-raṅga, Raṅga, Ānanda-kandara,...

Text 129
nandaḥ sunandānandas caṅcalas capalabalaḥ
śyāmala vimalalolaḥ kamalaḥ kamalekṣaṇaḥ

Nanda, Sunanda, Ānanda, Caṅcala, Capala, Bala, Śyāmala, Vimala, Lola, Kamala, Kamalekṣana,...

Text 130
madhuras ca rasāndhas ca mādhavas candra-bāndhavaḥ
surathas ca mahānando gandharvas candra-bāndhavaḥ

Madhura, Rasāndha, Mādhava, Candra-bāndhava, Suratha, Mahānanda, Gandharva, Candra-bāndhava,...

Text 131
Kandarpa kelī-darpas ca rasendraḥ sundara jayaḥ
mahendras ca sugandharvaḥ sarasendraḥ kalālayaḥ

Kandarpa, Kelī-darpa, Rasendra, Sundara, Jaya, Mahendra, Sugandharva, Sarasendra, Kalālaya,...

Text 132
sumukha yāsaśīndras ca sānandas candra-bhāvanaḥ
rasa-bhṛṅga rasālāṅgo vilāsaḥ keli-kānanaḥ

Sumukha, Yāsaśīndra, Sānanda, Candra-bhāvana, Rasa-bhṛṅga, Rasālāṅga, Vilāsa, Keli-kānana,...

Text 133
anantaḥ kelivān kāmaḥ prema-bhṛṅgaḥ kalā-nidhiḥ
śabala nāgaraḥ śyāmaḥ sukāmaḥ sarasa vidhiḥ

Ananta, Kelivān, Kāma, Prema-bhṛṅga, Kalā-nidhi, Śabala, Nāgara, Śyāma, Sukāma, Sarasa, Vidhi,...

Text 134
gaurāṅgaḥ stoka-govindo devendras candra-mālayaḥ
śyāmāṅgaḥ paramānando rasāṅgas candra-yādavaḥ

Gaurāṅga, Stoka-govinda, Devendra, Candra-mālaya, Śyāmāṅga, Paramānanda, Rasāṅga, Candra-yādava,...

Text 135
kṛṣṇāṅgah stoka-dāmā ca vibhaṅga rasa-mānavaḥ
premāṅgaḥ stoka-bāhus ca hemāṅga jaya-yādavaḥ

Kṛṣṇāṅga, Stoka-dāmā, Vibhaṅga, Rasa-mānava, Premāṅga, Stoka-bāhu, Hemāṅga, Jaya-yādava,...

Text 136
raktāṅgaḥ stoka-dāmas ca tri-bhaṅgas ca sunāgaraḥ
pavanendraḥ surendras ca surathendra jayadvrataḥ

Raktāṅga, Stoka-dāma, Tri-bhaṅga, Sunāgara, Pavanendra, Surendra, Surathendra, Jayadvrata

Text 137
sukhada mohana dāmā keli-dāmā sumanmathaḥ
sucandras candramān indro vijaya jayā-sekharaḥ

Sukhada, Mohana, Dāmā, Keli-dāmā, Sumanmatha, Sucandra, Candramān, Indra, Vijaya, Jayā-sekhara,...

Text 138
upendraḥ stoka-dāmā ca sujayaḥ stoka-nāgaraḥ
vasantas ca sumantas ca rasavān rasa-kandaraḥ

Upendra, Stoka-dāmā, Sujaya, Stoka-nāgara, Vasanta, Sumanta, Rasavān, Rasa-kandara,...

Text 139
kāmendrah kāmavān kāmo 'jitendras candra-caṅcalaḥ
dambhaḥ sudambha dāmbhikāḥ para-dambha vidambhakaḥ

Kāmendra, Kāmavān, Kāma, Ajitendra, Candra-caṅcala, Dambha, Sudambha, Dāmbhika, Para-dambha, Vidambhaka,...

Text 140
prema-dambha sugandhis ca sudambha dambha-nāyakaḥ
upanandas caru-nando rasānanda vilocanaḥ

Prema-dambha, Sugandhi, Sudambha, Dambha-nayaka, Upananda, Caru-nanda, Rasānanda, Vilocana,...

Text 141
jaya-nandah prema-nando darpa-nandah sumohanaḥ
bhadra-nandas candra-nando vīra-nandah sudhākaraḥ

Jaya-nanda, Prema-nanda, Darpa-nanda, Sumohana, Bhadra-nanda, Candra-nanda, Vira-nanda, Sudhākara,...

Text 142
Bala-nandah bāhu-nandah stoka-nandah yaśaskaraḥ
upananda kṛṣṇānando gaura-nanda visāradaḥ

Bala-nanda, Bahu-nanda, Stoka-nanda, Yaśaskara, Upananda, Krsnānanda, Gaura-nanda, Visārada,...

Text 143
śyāma-nanda dāma-nandah sukha-nandah priyam-vadaḥ
upakaṛṣṇah kalā-kṛṣṇah bāhu-kṛṣṇah sukhākaraḥ

Śyāma-nanda, Dāma-nanda, Sukha-nanda, Priyam-vada, Upakarsna, Kalā-Kṛṣṇa, Bāhu-Kṛṣṇa, Sukhākara,...

Text 144
upasāmā rasa-stokah prema-dāmā jaya-pradaḥ
madhu-kaṅṭha vikunthas ca sudhā-kanthah priya-vrataḥ

Upasāmā, Rasa-stoka, Prema-dāmā, Jaya-prada, Madhu-kaṅtha, Vikuṇṭhā, Sudhā-kantha, Priya-vrata,...

Text 145
rasa-kanthas ca vaikuṇṭhaḥ sukandas candra-sundarah
keli-kanthah prema-kantho vara-kantha rasam-vadaḥ

Rasa-kantha, Vaikuṇṭha, Sukanda, Candra-sundara, Keli-kantha, Prema-kantha, Vara-kantha, Rasam-vada,...

Text 146
jaya-kanthah kalā-kantho 'mṛta-kanthah kalākaraḥ
nṛtya-kendra nṛtya-sakto nṛtyamān nṛtya-śekharaḥ

Jaya-kantha, Kalā-kantha, Amrta-kantha, Kalākara, Nṛtya-kendra, Nṛtya-sakta, Nṛtyamān, Nṛtya-śekhara,...

Text 147
nṛtya-raṅga nṛtya-tuṅgo nṛtyānandah suyodhanaḥ
rasa-candrah kāma-candro rūpa-candra vimohanaḥ

Nṛtya-raṅga, Nṛtya-tuṅga, Nṛtyānanda, Suyodhana, Rasa-candra, Kāma-candra, Rūpa-candra, Vimohana,...

Text 148
keli-candrah keli-darpah sudarpa darpa-nāgaraḥ
premendrah prema-candras ca prema-raṅgādaya tathā

Kel-icandra, Keli-darpa, Sudarpa, Darpa-nāgara, Premendra, Prema-candra, Prema-raṅga, and many other gopas also.

Texts 149 and 150
ayutāyuta-gopālo rāma-keśavayoḥ sakhā
teṣāṁ rūpaṁ svarūpaṁ ca guṇa-karmādayo 'pi ca
na hi varṇayituṁ śakyaḥ kalpa-koṭi-śatair api

ayuta-ayuta – many thousands, gopālo – gopas, rāma-keśavayoh – of Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma, sakhā – friends, teṣāṁ – of them, rūpam – the form, svarūpaṁ – nature, ca – and, guna-karmādayo – beginning with qualities and activities, api – and, ca – also, na – not, hi – indeed, varnāyitum – to describe, śakyah – able, kalpa-koti-śatair – with billions of kalpas; api – even.

Kṛṣṇa and Balarāma have many thousands and thousands of gopa friends. Even if I had a billion kalpas to do it, I would not be able to describe all their forms, nature, qualities, and activities.

Krishna Balarama Cowheard Boys

Texts 151 and 152
candra-maṇdala-saṅkāsā­su-smitānana-paṅkajaḥ
kṛṣṇa-prema-rasāmoda- madāghūrnīta-locanaḥ
sadā-nṛtya-rasāhlāda-pulaka-prema-vihvalaḥ
sundarā nāgaro gauraḥ subāhuḥ su prakīrtitaḥ

candra-maṅdala-saṅkāsā – the splendor of the moon, su-smitānana-paṅkajah – smiling lotus face, kṛṣṇa-prema – of love for Lord Kṛṣṇa, rasa – nectar, āmoda-mada – with great happiness, āghūrnīta – rolling, locanaḥ – eyes, sadā – always, nṛtya – dancing, rasa – nectar, āhlāda – happiness, pulaka – hairs erect, prema – love, vihvalaḥ – overcome, sundaro – handsome, nāgaro – heroic, gauraḥ – fair, subāhuh – Subāhu; su – He; prakīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Subāhu is handsome and heroic. He has a fair complexion. His smiling face is like a lotus flower or a splendid moon. The hairs of His body stand erect with ecstatic love. He is always filled with happiness of dancing. His eyes move restlessly, pushed by the nectar of blissful love for Lord Kṛṣṇa.

Texts 153 and 154
gaurāṅgo nāda-gambhīro mahā-dambha-samanvitaḥ
rāsa-bhāvaḥ sadāmodaḥ paramānanda-kandaraḥ
kandarpa-koṭi-saundaryo nṛtya-līlā-viśāradaḥ
sadā prema-rasāhlādaḥ subalaḥ saṁprakīrtitaḥ

The gopa named Subala has a fair complexion and a voice like thunder. He is very proud, always happy, fond of making a tumultuous sound, a source of happiness for others, more handsome than ten million Kāmadevas, expert at pastimes of dancing, and always filled with the bliss of ecstatic love.

Texts 155 and 156
mahā-raṅga-rasollāsa-raktotpala-sama-prabhaḥ
pulaka-sveda-samyukto rati-lekhā-viṣāradaḥ
gāyako nartakas caiva malyas candana-jīvanaḥ
īśad-ārakta-gaurāṅgaḥ śrīdāmā su prakīrtitaḥ

mahā-raṅga-rasollāsa – blissful in dancing, raktotpala-sama-prabhaha – splendid like a red lotus, pulaka – hair standing erect, sveda – perspiration, samyukto – with, rati-lekhā-visāradaḥ – expert at writing love-letters, gāyako – singer, nartakas – dancer, ca – and, eva – indeed, malyas – wearing a garland, candana – sandal paste, jīvanah – life, īśad – slight, ārakta – red, gaura – fair, aṅgah – limbs, śrīdāmā – Śrīdāmā, sa – he, prakīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Śrīdāmā had a complexion that is fair and ruddy. He is splendid like a red lotus flower, expert at singing and dancing, fond of flower garlands and sandal paste, and expert at writing love letters. He displays the ecstatic symptoms of perspiring and standing erect of the body’s hairs.

Texts 157 and 158
sadānanda-rasollāsaḥ śyāma-sundara-vigrahaḥ
gāyako nartakas caiva mahānandaika-sāgaraḥ
rāmānīnām parādhinaḥ dṛg-aṅcala-manoharaḥ
pulaka-prema-samyukto vasudāmā prakīrtitaḥ

sadānanda-rasollāsaḥ – always filled with nectar happiness, śyāma-sundara-vigrahah – his form dark and handsome, gāyako – singer, nartakas – dancer, ca – and, eva – indeed. Mahānandaika sāgaraḥ – an ocean of great bliss, rāmānīnām – the women, parādhinaḥ – submissive, dṛg-aṅcala-manoharaḥ – with charming side long glance, pulaka-prema-samyukto – the hairs of his body erect in ecstasy, vasudāmā – Vasudāmā prakīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Vasudāmā is dark and handsome, always filled with the nectar of bliss, a great ocean of bliss, expert at singing and dancing, and obedient to women. His eyes are handsome and the hairs of his body stand erect in ecstasy.

Texts 150 and 160
rasiko nāgaro gauraḥ śarad-amburuhekṣaṇaḥ
agranthi-sarala-sthūla unmāda-nṛtya-sundaraḥ
mahā-rāsa-rasāhlāda pulaka-prema-vihvalaḥ
nānā-raṅga-rasopetaḥ sudāmā sa ca kīrtitaḥ

rasiko – expert at tasting nectar, nāgaro – heroic, gauraḥ – fair, śarad-amburuhekṣaṇaḥ – with eyes like autumn lotus flowers, agranthi-sarala – honest and straightforward, sthūla-unmāda-nṛtya-sundaraḥ – dancing with wild gracefulness, mahā-rāsa – of acting out, rasa – nectar, āhlāda – happy, pulako – hairs of the body erect, prema-vihvalaḥ – overcome with love, nānā-raṅga-rasopetaḥ – tasting the nectar of many pastimes, sudāmā – Sudāmā, sa – he, prakīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Sudāmā is fair, heroic, straightforward, honest, and expert at tasting nectar. His eyes are like autumn lotus flowers. He dances with a wild gracefulness. He is fond of dancing. The hairs of his body stand erect in ecstatic love.

Texts 161 and 162
navīna-nīrada-śyāmo venūnotpulakāvaliḥ
kṛṣṇānanda-rasonmāda-vihvala nṛtya-caṅcalaḥ
sadā-rati-rasāmoda-nānā-raṅgaika-kandaraḥ
nāti-dīrgha na kharvas ca mahābalaḥ prakīrtitaḥ

navīna-nīrada-śyāmo – dark like new monsoon cloud, venūna – with the flute, utpulakāvaliḥ – hairs of the body erect, kṛṣṇa – of Lord Kṛṣṇa, ānanda – bliss, rasa – nectar, unmāda-vihvalo – wild, nṛtya-caṅcalaḥ – restlest dancing, sadā-rati-rasāmoda – always filled with the bliss of ecstatic love, nānā-raṅgaika-kandaraḥ – expert at many pastimes, na – not, ati-dīrgho – very tall, na – not, kharvas – very short, ca – and, mahābalaḥ – Mahābala, prakīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Mahābala is dark like a new monsoon cloud. He is neither very tall nor very short. The hairs of his body stand erect in ecstasy when he hears Lord Kṛṣṇa’s flute. He is filled with the bliss of ecstatic love for Lord Kṛṣṇa. He is eager to dance.

Texts 163 and 164
anaṅga-vṛnda-saundarya-nānāmṛta-rasāyanaḥ
mahā-śānto mahā-dānto madhurākṛta-sundaraḥ
govinda-darśanāhlāda-venu-gāna-visāradaḥ
bhru-bhaṅga-kāma-kodāṇdo lavangaḥ su prakīrtitaḥ

anaṅga-vṛnda-saundarya – more handsome than hosts of Kāmadevas, nānāmṛta-rasāyanaḥ – more sweet than a host of nectars, mahā-śanto – very peaceful; mahā-dānto – self controlled, madhurākṛta-sundaraḥ – handsome and charming, govinda-darśanāhlāda – very happy to see Lord Kṛṣṇa, veṇu gāna-visāradaḥ – expert at playing the flute, bhru-bhaṇga – bending eyebrows, kāma-kodāṇdo – the bow of Kāmadeva, lavaṇgaḥ – Lavaṅga, sa – he, prakīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Lavaṅga is more handsome than a host of Kāmadevas and more sweet than a host of nectars. He is charming, handsome, peaceful, self-controlled, very happy to see Lord Kṛṣṇa, and expert at playing the flute. His bending eyebrows are like Kāmadeva’s bow.

Texts 165 and 166
sadānanda-manonmāda-rasāmodaika-kandaraḥ
mahā-bala-bhava-śrīmān pulakāvali-vigrahaḥ
su-dīrghaḥ sundara gauro mahā-prema-rasākulaḥ
sadā-prema rasāhlādo mahābāhuḥ prakīrtitaḥ

sadānanda-manonmāda – wild with happiness, rasāmodaika-kandaraḥ – the origin of nectar happiness, mahā-bala-bhava – very strong, śrīmān – glorious, pulakāvali-vigrahaḥ – the hairs of his body erect, su-dīrghaḥ – very tall, sundaro – handsome, gauro – fair, mahā-prema-rasākulaḥ – filled with the nectar of real love, sadā-prema – always full of love, rasāhlādo – filled with nectar happiness, mahābāhuḥ – Mahābāhu, prakīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Mahabahu is very tall and handsome. His complexion is fair. He is wild with happiness and a source of happiness for others. He is always filled with the nectar of spiritual love. The hairs of his body stand erect in ecstasy.

Texts 167 and 168
praphulla-pundarīkākṣo manda-hāsyārūnodayaḥ
kṛṣṇānanda-rasāmoda-unmāda-nṛtya-sundaraḥ
pulaka-prema-saṁyukto mātsaryādi-nivāritaḥ
cira-vāsa-rasāhlādaḥ stoka-kṛṣṇaḥ prakīrtitaḥ

praphulla-pundarīka – blossoming lotus flowers, akṣo – eyes, manda-hāsya – gentle smile, arūnodayaḥ – sunrise, kṛṣṇānanda – the bliss of Lord Kṛṣṇa, rasāmoda – the nectar of happiness, unmāda-nṛtya-sundaraḥ – wild and graceful dancing, pulaka-prema-samyukto – hairs of the body standing erect in ecstatic love, mātsaryādi nivāritaḥ – free of envy and other vices, cira-vāsa-rasahlādah – filled with eternal bliss, stoka-kṛṣṇah – Stoka-kṛṣṇa, prakīrtitah – named.

The gopa named Stoka-kṛṣṇa has eyes like blossoming lotus flowers and a gentle smile like the rising sun. He is happy when Lord Kṛṣṇa is happy. He dances with wild gracefulness. The hairs of his body stand erect in ecstatic love. He is free of envy and other vices. He is always filled with the nectar of happiness.

Texts 169 and 170
kṛṣṇa-prema-rasāhlāda-vihvalā nṛtya-caṅcalaḥ
arūnendīvara-śreṇi-dala-nindita-locanaḥ
cāru-candana-liptāṅgo vana-mālā-vibhūṣitaḥ
sadā-rāsa-rasāsakto 'rjjunaḥ su parikīrtitaḥ

kṛṣṇa-prema-rasāhlāda – the nectar happiness of love for Lord Kṛṣṇa, vihvalo – overwhelmed, nṛtya-caṅcalaḥ – eager to dance, arūna – red, īndīvara-śreṇi – lotus flowers, dala – petals, nindita – rebuking, locanaḥ – eyes, cāru – beautiful, candana – sandal paste, lipta – anointed, aṇgo – limbs, vana-mālā-vibhūṣitaḥ – decorated with forest garlands, sadā – eternal, rāsa – dancing, rasa – nectar, āsakto – attached, arjjunaḥ – Arjjuna, sa – he, parikīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Arjjuna is overwhelmed with the ecstasy of blissful love for Lord Kṛṣṇa. He is eager to dance, has eyes that rebuke the red lotus petals, has graceful limbs anointed with sandal paste, is decorated with a forest garland, and always likes to taste the nectar of dancing.

Text 171
su-dīrghaḥ sundara gauro mahā-prema-rasākulaḥ
nṛtya-raṅga-samāyukto 'ṁśukaḥ su parikīrtitaḥ

su-dīrghaḥ – very tall, sundaro – handsome, gauro – fair, mahā- prema-rasākulaḥ – filled with the nectar of love, nṛtya-raṅga – dancing, samāyukto – with; aṁśukah – Aṁśuka; su – he, parikīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Aṁśuka is very tall and handsome. His complexion is fair. He likes to dance and he is always filled with the nectar of spiritual love.

Text 172
kṛṣṇa-prema-rasonmādaḥ kṛṣṇa-varṇa-kalevaraḥ
venu-gāna-madāmodo vṛṣabhaḥ su prakīrtitaḥ

kṛṣṇa-prema-rasonmādaḥ – intoxicated with the nectar of love for Lord kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa-varṇa-kalevaraḥ – dark form, venu-gāna – playing the flute, madāmodo – wild with happiness, vṛṣabhaḥ – Vṛṣabha, sa – he, prakīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Vṛṣabha is intoxicated by drinking the nectar of love for Lord Kṛṣṇa. His complexion is dark. The music of the flute makes him wild with happiness.

Text 173
nṛtya-gīta-samopetas tapta-kāṅcana-vigrahaḥ
prema-vāri-samākīrṇo mālavaḥ su prakīrtitaḥ

nṛtya-gīta-samopetas – singing and dancing, tapta-kāṅcana-vigraha, – complexion like molten gold, prema-vāri-samākīrṇo – shedding tears of love, mālavaḥ – Mālava, sa – he, prakīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Mālava has a complexion like molten gold. He is expert at singing and dancing and his eyes are filled with tears of love.

Text 174
sadā-prema-rasollāsaḥ śyāma-sundara-vigrahaḥ
gāyako nartakas caiva vṛṣalaḥ su prakīrtitaḥ

sadā-prema-rasollāsaḥ – always filled with the happiness of spiritual love, śyāma-sundara-vigrahaḥ – dark and handsome form, gāyako – singer, nartakas – dancer, ca – and, eva – certainly, vṛṣalaḥ – Vṛṣala. Sa – he, prakīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Vṛṣalā is dark and handsome. He is expert at singing and dancing and he is always filled with the happiness of spiritual love.

Text 175
sadā-prema-rasāmoda-mada-mudrita-locanaḥ
kṛṣṇeti-nāda-gambhīra ūrjasvī su prakīrtitaḥ

sadā – always, prema-rasa – the nectar of love, āmoda – happiness, mada – wild, mudrita – marked, locanaḥ – eyes, kṛṣṇeti-nāda – the sound of Kṛṣṇa, gambhīra – deep, ūrjasvī – Ūrjasvī, sa – he, prakīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Ūrjasvī chants the name Kṛṣṇa in a deep voice. His eyes are wild with the nectar of eternal love.

Text 176
kṛṣṇa-prema-rasonmattaḥ kṛṣṇa-huṇkṛti-vihvalaḥ-
pulakāvali-saṁsaktaḥ subhaprasthaḥ prakīrtitaḥ

kṛṣṇa-prema-rasonmattaḥ – intoxicated by drinking the nectar of love for Lord Kṛṣṇa, kṛṣṇa-huṇkṛta-vihvalaḥ – agitated by calling out Lord Kṛṣṇa’s name, pulakāvali-saṁsaktaḥ – the hairs of his body erect, śubhaprasthaḥ – Śubhaprastha, prakīrtitah – named.

The gopa named Śubhaprastha is intoxicated by drinking the nectar of love for Lord Kṛṣṇa. He loudly calls out Lord Kṛṣṇa’s holy name. The hairs of his body stand erect in ecstasy.

Text 177
kṛṣṇa-prema-madonmādaḥ prema-vāri-samanvitaḥ
vaivarṇya-valitākāro vinodī su prakiīrtitaḥ

kṛṣṇa-prema-madonmādaḥ – mad with love for Lord Kṛṣṇa , prema- vāri-samanvitaḥ – filled with tears of love, vaivarṇya-valitākāro – pale complexion, vinodī – Vinodī, sa – he, prakīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Vinodī has a pale complexion. His eyes are filled with tears. He is intoxicated with love for Lord Kṛṣṇa.

Text 178
govinda-darśanāmoda-mada-mudita-locanaḥ
pulakākorṇa-gaurāṅgo varūthapaḥ prakīrtitaḥ

govinda-darśana – the sight of Lord Kṛṣṇa, āmoda – happiness, mada – wild, mudita – marked, locanaḥ – eyes, pulakākorṇa – hairs erect, gaurāṅgo – fair limbs, varūthapaḥ –Varūthapa, prakīrtitaḥ – named.

The gopa named Varūthapa has a fair complexion, bodily hairs that stand erect in ecstasy, and eyes that become wild with happiness when he sees Lord Kṛṣṇa.

Text 179
rasikas ca madāndhas ca prema-raṅgādayas tathā
agamya-mahimāna te sarve-kṛṣṇa samopamāḥ

rasikas – expert at tasting nectar, ca – and, madāndhas – blinded with happiness, ca – and, prema-raṅgādayas – filled with the happiness of love, tathā – so, agamya – unattainable, mahimānas – glories, te – they, sarve – all, kṛṣṇa-samopamāḥ – like Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself.

The gopas are expert at tasting nectar, filled with ecstatic love, and blind with wild happiness. Filled with indescribable glories, they are like Lord Kṛṣṇa Himself.

Krishna Astagopis

180 Many beautiful gopīs are the associates of Lord Kṛṣṇa, who enjoys pastimes in Vṛndāvana. Please hear these gopīs’ names:

181 The gopīs are Rādhā, Tilottama, Puṣpa, Sasirekha, Pryamvada, Manasā, Mādhavī, Śyāma, Candrarekha, Śārada,...
182 ...Citrarekha, Madhumati, Candra, Madanasundari, Viśākhā, Priya, Candra, Aticandra, Sunagari,...
183 ...Sundarī, Premada, Māyā, Kāminī, Candrasundari, Bhavānī, Bhāvini, Devī, Candrakānti, Nagarī,...
184 ...Rasada, Jayada, Prema, Vijaya, Manohara, Vallabha, Vaiṣṇavī, Kṛṣṇa, Capala, Candra-cancala,...
185 ...Gaurāṅgī, Rangini, Gaurī, Rasāṅgī, Kelicancala, rasacandra, Kelicandra, Kamacandra, Mahābala,...
186 ...Rasandha, Madāndha, Premandha, Candrakamini, Visadarpa, Rasadarpa, Premadarpa, Vibhavini,...
187 ...Nasadarpa, Vesadarpa, Lasadarpa, Vilāsinī, Kelikantha, Carukantha, Amrtakantha, Rasayani,...
188 ...Kamala, Cañcala, Līlā, Kelilila, Kalāvatī, Rasalila, Rasalila, Premalila, Sarasvatī,...
189 ...Nrtyabhadhra, Nrtyacandra, Nrtyaki, Nrtyasevaki, Candrakala, Candralila, Candravati, Suresvari,...
190 ...Induvati, Kalakanti, Bhāratī, Kṛṣṇavallabha, Nrtyakala, Nrtyalila, Jayalila, Sudurlabha,...
191 ...Rupacandra, Vidambha, Kelidanda, Madhuvrata, Madhukaṇṭha, Sukantha, Premakantha, Priyavrata,...
192 ...Lokakantha, Vikuṇṭhā, Rasakantha, Jayavrata, Akhila, Sukhada, Vṛndā, Kālindī, Kelilalita,...
193 ...Sukeli, Cañcala, Ananta, Pāvanī, Sarvamangala, Santa, Sukanta, Kāntā, Premada, Syamasundari,...
194 ...Padminī, Mālinī, Vāṇī, Sarveśa, Śakti, Uttama, Rasāla, Sumukhi, Sananda, Anandadayini,...
195 ...Rasavrnda, Kelivrnda, Premavrnda, Suranjini, Premavrnda, Mukunda, Rasavrnda, Rasottama,...
196 ...Kelibhadra, Kalabhadra, Rasabhadra, Manorama, Lasabhadra, Vesabhadra, Premabhadra, Rasancala,...
197 ...Rupakala, Rupamala, Candramala, Rasavali, Kumārī, Mālatī, Bhakti, Sananda, Anandamanjari,...
198 ...Kṛṣṇapremamada, Bhaṅgī, Tribhangi, Rasamanjari, Premakala, Kamakala, Keśava, Rasavallabha,...
199 ...Candramukhī, Mahagauri, Sumukhi, Kṛṣṇamangala, Gandharva, Keligandharva, Sudarpa, Darpaharini, Tulasī, Mathurā, Kāśī, Preyasī and Premakamini.

Alphabetically ordered list of gopīs names

Akhila, Amrtakantha, Anandadayini, Anandamanjari, Ananta, Aticandra, Bhakti, Bhaṅgī, Bhāratī, Bhavānī, Bhāvini, Cañcala, Cañcala, Candra, Candra, Candra-cancala, Candrakala, Candrakamini, Candrakānti, Candralila, Candramala, Candramukhī, Candrarekha, Candrasundari, Candravati, Capala, Carukantha, Citrarekha, Darpaharini, Devī, Gandharva, Gaurāṅgī, Gaurī, Induvati, Jayada, Jayalila, Jayavrata, Kalabhadra, Kalakanti, Kalāvatī, Kālindī, Kamacandra, Kamakala, Kamala, Kāminī, Kāntā, Kāśī, Kelibhadra, Kelicancala, Kelicandra, Kelidanda, Keligandharva, Kelikantha, Kelilalita, Kelilila, Kelivrnda, Keśava, Kṛṣṇa, Kṛṣṇamangala, Kṛṣṇapremamada, Kṛṣṇavallabha, Kumārī, Lasabhadra, Lasadarpa, Līlā, Lokakantha, Madanasundari, Madāndha, Mādhavī, Madhukaṇṭha, Madhumati, Madhuvrata, Mahābala, Mahagauri, Mālatī, Mālinī, Manasā, Manohara, Manorama, Mathurā, Māyā, Mukunda, Nagarī, Nasadarpa, Nrtyabhadhra, Nrtyacandra, Nrtyakala, Nrtyaki, Nrtyalila, Nrtyasevaki, Padminī, Pāvanī, Prema, Premabhadra, Premada, Premada, Premadarpa, Premakala, Premakamini, Premakantha, Premalila, Premandha, Premavrnda, Premavrnda, Preyasī, Priya, Priyavrata, Pryamvada, Puṣpa, Rādhā, Rangini, Rasabhadra, rasacandra, Rasada, Rasadarpa, Rasakantha, Rasāla, Rasalila, Rasalila, Rasamanjari, Rasancala, Rasandha, Rasāṅgī, Rasavali, Rasavallabha, Rasavrnda, Rasavrnda, Rasayani, Rasottama, Rupacandra, Rupakala, Rupamala, Śakti, Sananda, Sananda, Santa, Śārada, Sarasvatī, Sarvamangala, Sarveśa, Sasirekha, Sudarpa, Sudurlabha, Sukanta, Sukantha, Sukeli, Sukhada, Sumukhi, Sumukhi, Sunagari, Sundarī, Suranjini, Suresvari, Śyāma, Syamasundari, Tilottama, Tribhangi, Tulasī, Uttama, Vaiṣṇavī, Vallabha, Vāṇī, Vesabhadra, Vesadarpa, Vibhavini, Vidambha, Vijaya, Vikuṇṭhā, Vilāsinī, Visadarpa, Viśākhā, Vṛndā.