Canto 10: The Summum BonumChapter 30: The Gopis Search for Krishna

Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Srimad Bhagavatam 10.30.28

anayaradhito nunam

bhagavan harir isvarah

yan no vihaya govindah

prito yam anayad rahah

SYNONYMS

anaya -- by Her; aradhitah -- perfectly worshiped; nunam -- certainly; bhagavan -- the Personality of Godhead; harih -- Lord Krishna; isvarah -- the supreme controller; yat -- inasmuch as; nah -- us; vihaya -- rejecting; govindah -- Lord Govinda; pritah -- pleased; yam -- whom; anayat -- led; rahah -- to a secluded place.

TRANSLATION

Certainly this particular gopi has perfectly worshiped the all-powerful Personality of Godhead, Govinda, since He was so pleased with Her that He abandoned the rest of us and brought Her to a secluded place.

PURPORT

Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti explains that the word aradhitah refers to Srimati Radharani. He comments, "The sage Sukadeva Gosvami has tried with all endeavor to keep Her name hidden, but now it automatically shines forth from the moon of his mouth. That he has spoken Her name is indeed Her mercy, and thus the word aradhitah is like the rumbling of a kettledrum sounded to announce Her great good fortune."

Although the gopis spoke as if jealous of Srimati Radharani, they were actually ecstatic to see that She had captured Sri Krishna.

Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti quotes the following detailed description of Srimati Radharani's footprints, as given by Srila Rupa Gosvami in his Sri Ujjvala-nilamani: "At the base of the large toe of Her left foot is the mark of a barleycorn, below that mark is a disc, below the disc is an umbrella, and below the umbrella is a bracelet. A vertical line extends from the middle of Her foot to the juncture of Her large and second toes. At the base of the middle toe is a lotus, below that is a flag with a banner, and below the flag is a creeper, together with a flower. At the base of Her small toe is an elephant goad, and upon Her heel is a half-moon. Thus there are eleven marks on Her left foot.

"At the base of the large toe of Her right foot is a conchshell, and below that a spear. At the base of the small toe of Her right foot is a sacrificial altar, below that an earring, and below the earring a spear. Along the base of the second, third, fourth and small toes is the mark of a mountain, below which is a chariot, and on the heel is a fish.

"Thus all together there are nineteen distinguishing marks on the soles of Srimati Radharani's lotus feet."

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