Lalita is famous as Srimati Radharani's constant
companion and follower. Lalita is contrary and hot-tempered by nature. Her
complexion is like the yellow pigment gorocana and her garments are like
Her mother is Saradi-devi and her father is Visoka. Her
husband is named Bhairava. He is a close friend of Govardhana-gopa.
Among these most exalted gopis who are most dear to
Krsna, the leader and controller is Lalita-devi.
Lalita-devi is full of ecstatic love for the divine
couple. She is expert at arranging both Their meeting and Their conjugal
struggle. Sometimes, for Radha's sake, she offends Lord Madhava.
The beauty of all the other gopis appears to be
conserved in the form of Lalita-devi. In an argument her mouth becomes
bent with ferocious anger and she expertly speaks the most outrageous and
When the arrogant gopis pick a quarrel with Krsna, she
is in the forefront of the conflict. When Radha and Krsna meet, she
audaciously remains standing a little away from them.
With the help of Purnamasi-devi and the other gopis she
arranges for the meeting of Radha and Krsna. She carries the parasol for
the divine couple, she decorates Them with flowers and she decorates the
cottage where They rest at night and rise in the morning. (SSRKGD)
On the northern petal of Ananga-sukhada Kunja, there is
a beautiful kunja covered
with various kinds of flowers and trees. This place is known as Lalitanandada
Kunja and is the color of lightning. The lovely
Lalita Sakhi always lives here. She has a
beautiful bright yellow (gorocana) complexion
and wears a dress the color of peacock feathers.
She is adorned with celestial ornaments and personifies the type of bhava
known as khandita.
She and Sri Krsna are very, very dear to
each other and her seva is
to bring camphor and tambula
to Him. Her age is 14 years, 8 months and
27 days. In the opinion of the panditas,
her fatherís name is Visokaka,
her motherís Sarada, and her husbandís
Bhairava Gopa. Her home is in Yavata and her nature is vama-prakhara.
In gaura-lila, she
has assumed the form of Sri Svarupa Damodara Gosvami.
The chief sakhis in
Lalitaís group are Ratnarekha (or Ratnaprabha), Ratikala,
Subhadra, Candrarekhika (or
Bhadrarekhika), Sumukhi, Dhanistha, Kalahamsi and