Indulekha is the sixth of the varistha gopis. She has a
tan complexion and wears garments the color of a pomegranate flower. She
is three days younger than Srimati Radharani.
Her parents are Sagara and Vela-devi and her husband is
Durbala. She is contrary and hot-tempered by nature.
Noble Indulekha is learned in the science and mantras
of the Naga-sastra, which describes various methods of charming snakes.
She is also learned in the Samudraka-sastra, which describes the science
She is expert at stringing various kinds of wonderful
necklaces, decorating the teeth with red substances, gemology and weaving
various kinds of cloth.
In her hand she carries the auspicious messages of the
divine couple. In this way she creates the good fortune of Radha and Krsna
by creating Their mutual love and attraction.
The group of gopis headed by Tungabhadra-devi are the
friends and neighours of Indulekha. Among these gopis is a group, headed
by Palindhika-devi, which acts as messengers for the divine couple.
Indulekha-devi is fully aware of the confidential
secrets of the divine couple. Some of her friends are engaged in providing
ornaments for the divine couple, others provide exquisite garments and
others guard the divine couple's treasury.
Indulekha-devi is thus the leader of all the gopis
engaged in these services in the various parts of Vrndavana. (SSRKGD)
On the southeastern petal of Madana-sukhada Kunja
lies the golden-colored Purnendu Kunja, where Sri
Indulekha lives. She has a lemon-yellow
complexion and wears a dress that is radiant like a pomegranate flower.
She has a deep love for Sri Krsna and possesses the prosita-bhartrka-bhava.
She often serves
Krsna by bringing Him nectar-like delicious meals. Her age is 14 years,
2 months and 10 1/2 days. She is vama-prakhara
and her principal seva
is fanning with a camara.
Her home is in Yavata, her fatherís
name is Sagara, her motherís Vela and her husbandís
Durbala. In gaura-lila she
appears as Vasu Ramananda.
In Sri Indulekhaís yutha
the chief gopis
are Tungabhadra, Citralekha, Surangi, Rangavatika,
Mangala, Suvicitrangi, Modini and Madana. (SGGSP)