Madhya-līlāChapter 8: Talks Between Śrī Caitanya Mahāprabhu and Rāmānanda Rāya

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Śrī Caitanya Caritāmṛta Madhya 8.173

rāga-tāmbūla-rāge adhara ujjvala

prema-kauṭilyanetra-yugale kajjala

SYNONYMS

rāga — of love; tāmbūla — of the betel nut; rāge — by the reddish color; adhara — lips; ujjvala — brilliant; prema-kauṭilya — the double dealings in loving affairs; netra-yugale — on the two eyes; kajjala — the ointment.

TRANSLATION

"Her attachment for Kṛṣṇa is the reddish color of betel nuts on Her brilliant lips. Her double-dealings in loving affairs constitute the black ointment around Her eyes.

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