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    Sri Vidagdha-Madhava nataka by Sri Rupa Gosvami with a commentary by Srila Krishnadeva Sarvabhauma (sometimes mistakenly attributed to Srila Visvanatha Cakravarti Thakur) This play describes the divine, confidential, transcendental amorous pastimes performed by Radha and Krishna in Vrindavana.

  
  
  
  
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  Śrī Vidagdha-Mādhava
  Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī
  
  
  
  
   
  Act One: Veṇu-nāda-vilāsa: Pastimes of Flute-music
  
  
  Prastāvanā (Prologue)
  
  sudhānām cāndriṇām api madhurimonmāda-damanī
   dadhānā rādhādi-praṇaya-ghana-sāraiḥ surabhitām
  samantāt santāpodgama-viṣama-saṁsāra-saraṇī-
   praṇītāṁ te tṛṣṇāṁ haratu-hari-līlā-śikhariṇi
  
   sudhānām-of the nectar; cāndriṇām-produced on the moon; api-even; madhurimā-the sweetness; unmāda-damani-overpowering the pride; dadhānā-distributing; rādhā-ādi-of Rādhā and Her companions; praṇa-ghana-of the concentrated loving affairs; sāraiḥ-by the essence; su-rabhitām-a good fragance; samantāt-everywhere; santāpa-miserable conditions; udgama-generating; viśama-very dangerous; saṁsāra-saraṇi-on the path of material existence; praṇitām-created; te-your; tṛṣṇām-desires; haratu-let it take away; hari-līlā-the pastimes of Kṛṣṇa; śikhariṇi-exactly like a combination of yogurt and sugar.
  May the pastimes of Kṛṣṇa reduce the miseries existing in the material world and nullify all unwanted desires. The pastimes of Hari are like śikhariṇī, a blend of yogurt and sugar. They overpower the pride of even the nectar produced on the moon, for they distribute the sweet fragrance of the intense loving pastimes of Rādhā and the gopīs.
  
  anarpita-cariṁ cirāt karuṇayāvatirṇaḥ kalau
   sampayitum unnatojjvala-rasām sva-bhaktiśriyam
  hariḥ puraṭa-sundara-dyuti-kadamba-sandipitaḥ
   sadā hṛdaya-kandare sphuratu vaḥ śaci-nandanaḥ
  
   anarpita-not bestowed; carim-having been formerly; cirāt-for a long time; karuṇayā-by causeless mercy; avatīrṇaḥ-descended; kalau-in the age of Kali; samarpayitum-to bestow; unnata-elevated; ujjvala-rasām-the conjugal mellow; sva-bhakti-of His own service; śriyam-the treasure; hariḥ-Hari; puraṭa-than gold; sundara-more beautiful; dyuti-of splendor; kadamba-with a multitude; sandīpitaḥ-illuminated; sadā-always; hṛdaya-kandare-in the cavity of the heart; sphuratu-let Him be manifest; vaḥ-your; śacī-nandanaḥ-the son of mother Śacī.
  
   May Hari, who is known as the son of Śacī-devī, be situated in the innermost core of your heart. Resplendent with the radiance of molten gold, He has descended in the age of Kali by His causeless mercy to bestow what no one had ever offered before - the most elevated mellow of devotional service, the mellow of conjugal love.
  
   sūtradhāraḥ: alam ati-vistareṇa. bho bhoḥ. samākarṇyataṁ. adyānaṁ svapnāntare samādiṣṭo 'smi bhaktāvatāreṇa bhagavatā śrī-śaṅkaradevena yathā "aye tāṇḍava-kalā-paṇḍita. iha kila ballavī-cakra-ceto-vṛtti-makarī-vihāra-makarālayasya niravadya-veṇu-vādana-vidyāsvādhyāya-siddhīnāṁ prathamādhyāpakasya sugandhi-puṣpāvalī-saundarya-tuṇḍilāyām aravinda-bāndhavanandindī-tīrānta-kānana-lekhāyām avalambita-matta-puṁs-kokila-līlasya paramānanda-vardhini govardhana-nitambe sambhṛta-navyāmbudārasya kiśora-śiro-maṇer nanda-nandanasya prema-bharākṛṣṭa-hṛdayo nānā-dig-deśataḥ sāmprataṁ rasika-sampradāyo vṛndāvana-vilokanotkaṇṭhayā keśi-tīrthopakaṇṭhe samīyivān. sa ca dhanyaḥ.
  
   sūtradhāraḥ-Narrator; alam-enough; ati-great; vistareṇa-with this elaborate description; bhoḥ-gentlemen; bhoḥ-gentlemen; samākarṇyatām-this should be heard; adya-today; aham-I; svapna-sleep; antare-within; samādiṣṭaḥ-instructed; asmi-I am; bhakta-as a devotee; avatāreṇa-who has incarnated; bhagavatā-by the Supreme Personality of Godhead; śrī-śaṅkara-devena-by Lord Śiva; yathā-in the following manner; aye-O; tāṇḍava-of dancing; kalā-in the art; paṇḍita-learned; iha-here; kila-indeed; ballavī-of the gopīs; cakra-of the multitude; cetaḥ-of the minds; vṛtti-nature; sakarī-sharks; makara-ālayasya-of the ocean; niravadya-perfect; veṇu-flute; vādana-playing; vidyā-of the knowledge; āsvādhyāya-study; siddhīnām-prathamā-first; adhyāpakasya-of the teacher; sugandhi-aromatic; puśpa-of flowers; āvalī-because of the multitude; saundarya-beauty; tunilāyām-expanded; aravinda-of the lotus flowers; bāndhava-of the friend (the sun-god); nandinī-of the daughter (the Yamunā river); tīra-of the shore; nata-at the edge; kānana-forest; lekhāyām-series; avalambita-rested; matta-maddened; puṁḥ-male; kokila-of a cuckoo; līlasya-pastimes; parama-supreme; ānanda-bliss; vardhini-increasing; govardhana-of Govardhana Hill; nitambe-on the slope; sambhṛta-held; navya-fresh; ambuda-of clouds; āḍambarasya-of prowess; kiśora-of youths; śiraḥ-maṇeḥ-of the crown jewel; nanda-of Nanda Mahārāja; nandanasya-of the son; prema-of love; bhāra-with an abundance; ākṛṣṭa-attracted; hṛdayaḥ-hearts; nānā-various; dik-deśataḥ-from directions; sāmpratam-at the present moment; rasika-of those who are expert at relishing the mellows of devotional service; sampradāyaḥ-community; vṛndāvana-Vṛndāvana; vilokana-the sight; utkaṇṭhayā-with a desire; keśi-tīrtha-the place known as Keśi-tīrtha; upakaṇṭhe-near; samīyivān-arrived; saḥ-that community; ca-and; dhanyaḥ-fortunate.
  
  Sūtradhāra: Why speak so many words? O, please hear me! Last night Lord Śiva, who had come in the role of a devotee, spoke to me in a dream: "O expert writer of plays, there is one delightful place near Keśi-tīrtha, on the slope of Govardhana hill. This grove, on the bank of the Yamunā river, is very pleasant and full of many fragrant beautiful flowers. At this moment, eager to see the forest of Vṛndāvana, the advanced devotees, expert at relishing the mellows of devotional service, have come here, devotees whose hearts are full of love for Nanda-nandana, who is the crown jewel of all youths, who is decorated with many new lotus flowers, playful like a maddened cuckoo, the first teacher of perfect flute players, and an ocean where the makarīs of the gopīs' hearts play. All these devotees are very fortunate."
  
  kṛtaṁ gopī-vṛndair iha bhagavato mārgaṇam abhūd
   ihāsīt kālindī-pulina-valaye rāsa-rabhasaḥ
  iti śrāyaṁ śrāvaṁ caritam asakṛd gokula-pater
   luṭhann udbāṣpo 'yaṁ katham api dināni kṣapayati
  
   kṛtam-performed; gopī-of gopīs; vṛndaiḥ-by the multitudes; iha-here; bhagavataḥ-for the Supreme Personality of Godhead; mārgaṇam-searching; abhūt-was; iha-here; asīt-was; kālindī-of the Yamunā river; pulina-on the shore; valaye-in the grove; rāsa-of the rāsa dance; rabhasaḥ-with the joy; iti-thus; śrāvam śrāvam-repeatedly hearing; caritam-the pastimes; asakṛt-again and again; gokula-of Gokula; pateḥ-of the Lord (Kṛṣṇa); luṭhan-rolling on the ground; udbāṣpaḥ-full of tears; ayam-this; katham api-with great difficulty; dināni-days; kṣapayati-pass.
  
  "Here the gopīs searched for Kṛṣṇa, and here, in this circle by the Yamunā's shore, they enjoyed a great rāsa dance. Hearing and hearing wonderful pastimes of the master of Gokula, weeping and rolling on the ground, these devotees somehow pass their days."
  
   tad idānīm etasya bhakta-vṛndasya mukunda-viśleṣeddīpanena bahir bhavantaḥ prāṇāḥ kam api tasyaiva keli-sudhā-kallolinīm ullāsayatā parirakṣaṇīyā bhavatā. mat-kṛpaiva te sāmagrīṁ samagrayiṣyati" iti. tenādiya jagad-guror asya nideśam evānuvartiṣye
  
   tat-therefore; idānīm-now; etasya-of this; bhakta-of devotees; vṛndasya-of the community; mukunda-of Mukunda; viśleśa-of separation; uddīpanena-with the stimulus; bahiḥ-outside; bhavantaḥ-going; prāṇāḥ-life airs; kām api-some; tasya-of Him; eva-certainly; keli-of the pastimes; sudhā-of the nectar; kallolinīm-river; ullasayatā-manifesting; parirakṣaṇīyāḥ-should be protected; bhavatā-by you; mat-my; kṛpā-mercy; eva-certainly; te-your; sāmagrīm-complete assemblage; samagrayiśyati-will fully provide; iti-thus; tena-by that; adya-today; jagat-of the universe; guroḥ-of the spiritual master (Lord Śiva); asya-of him; nideśam-order; eva-certainly; anuvartiśye-I shall obey.
  
  "Burning in separation from Mukunda, they are now about to give up their lives. Please protect them by giving them a little of the nectar river of Mukunda's pastimes! My mercy will give you the power to do this." In this way Lord Śiva, the spiritual master of the universe, spoke. I will now obey His order.
  
   pāripārśvikah: (praviśya)- bhāva, bhavatā nibaddhasya vidagdha-mādhava-nāmno navīna-nāṭakasya prayogānusāreṇa gṛhīta-bhūmikāḥ kuśīlavā raṅga-praveśāya tatra-bhavantam anujñāpayanti.
   sūtradhāraḥ: māriṣa, nirmitaḥ kim iti tan-nāṭaka-paripāṭībhir varṇikā-parigrahaḥ (kṣaṇaṁ vimṛśya) bhavatu.
  
   pāripārśvikaḥ-Assistant Narrator; praviśya-having entered; bhāva-O learned master; bhavatā-by you; nibaddhasya-composed; vidagdha-mādhava-Vidagdha-Mādhava; nāmnaḥ-according to customs; gṛhīta-having heard; bhūmikāḥ-the introduction; kuśīlavāḥ-actors; raṅga-on the stage; praveśāya-for entrance; tatra-there; bhavantam-to you; anujñāpayanti-ask permission;
  
  sūtradhāraḥ-Narrator; māriṣa-my dear student; nirmitaḥ-created; kim-what?; iti-thus; tat-that; nāṭaka-of the play; paripāṭībhiḥ-by the arrangements; varṇikā-parigrahaḥ-the costumes of the various actors; kṣaṇam-for a moment; vimṛśya-reflecting; bhavatu-let it be.
  
  Assistant Sūtradhāra: (enters) O master, having heard the prologue of your new play, named Vidagdha-Mādhava, the actors now ask permission to enter the stage.
  
  Sūtradhāra: Dear student, Are the costumes ready? (Thinks for a moment) So be it.
  
  mamāsmin sandarbhe yad api kavitā nātilalitā
   mudaṁ dhāsyanty asyāṁ tad api hari-gandhād budha-gaṇāḥ
  apaḥ śālagrāmāplavana-garimodgāra-sarasāḥ
   sudhīḥ ko vā kaupīr api namita-mūrdhā na pibati
  
   mama-my; asmin-in this; sandarbhe-literary composition; yat api-although; kavitā-poetry; na-not; ati-very; lalitā-beautiful; mudam-delight; dhāsyanti-will experience; asyām-in it; tat api-nevertheless; hari-of Hari; gandhāt-from the fragrance; budha-gaṇāḥ-the learned devotees; apaḥ-water; śālagrāma-Śālagrāma stone; āplavana-bath; garima-significance; udgāra-remaining; sarasāḥ-full of nectar; sudhīḥ-intelligent; kaḥ-who?; vā-or; kaupīḥ-from a well; api-even; anmita-offering obeisances; murdhā-with his head; na-not; pibati-drinks.
  
  Although the poetry in my play is not very beautiful, the wise will take delight in it, for it bears the scent of Hari. What intelligent man will not bow his head and respectfully drink well-water that has washed a Śālagrāma-śīlā?
  
   pāripārśvikaḥ bhāva, raṅga-lakṣmī-kauśala-stutibhir eva sabhyān abhyārthayāmahe, yad amī vidyādibhir devān api tān upālabdhum utsahante kim uta naṭān asmān
  
   pāripārśvikaḥ-Assistant Narrator; bhāva-O learned master; raṅga-on the stage; lakṣmī-opulence; kauśala-skillfulness; stutibhiḥ-with prayers; eva-certainly; sabhyān-to the respected audience; abhyarthayāmahe-we appeal; sabhyān-to the respected audience; yat-because; amī-these; vidyā-ādibhiḥ-with their expert knowledge; devān-the demigods; api-even; tān-them; upālabdhum-to criticize; utsahante-are able; kim uta-what to speak; naṭān-actors; asmān-us.
  
  Assistant Sūtradhāra: O master, please give us beautiful and elegant narration, for this audience is so learned that it can criticize even the demigods, what to speak of us actors.
  
   sūtradhāraḥ: māriṣa, kṛtam etayā vṛthopacāra-caryayā, yataḥ
  
   sūtradhāraḥ-Narrator; māriṣa-my dear student; kṛtam-enough; etayā-with this; vṛthā-upacāra-caryayā-frivolousness; yataḥ-because.
  
  Sūtradhāra: Dear student, why talk in this frivolous way? After all...
  
  aprekṣya klamam ātmane vidadhati prītyā pareṣāṁ priyaṁ
   lajjante duritodyamād iva nija-stotrānubandhād api
  vidyā-vitta-kulādibhiś ca yad amī yānti kramān namratāṁ
   ramyā kāpi satām iyaṁ vijayate naisargikī prakriyā
  
   aprekṣya-not having seen; klamam-sweariness; ātmaṇaḥ-of the self; vidadhati-creates; prītyā-with love; pareśām-of others; priyam-dear; lajjante-become ashamed; durita-udyamāt-because of a sinful deed; iva-just as; nija-own; stotra-prayers; anubandhāt-because of many; api-even; vidyā-knowledge; vitta-wealth; kula-birth in a high family; ādibhiḥ-etc.; ca-and; yat-because; amī-these; yānti-go; kramāt-gradually; namratām-to the state of; ramyā-beautiful; kā api-someone; satām-of the saintly persons; iyam-this; vijayate-all glories; naisargikī-natural; prakriyā-conduct.
  
  ...ignoring their own welfare, the people in this audience are concerned only for the well-being of others. Although wealthy, well-educated and born in exalted families, they are very humble. When they themselves glorified, they become embarrassed, as if they themselves had sinned. All glories to the delightful virtues of this saintly audience.
  
  (samantād avalokya, saharśam uccaiḥ) haṁho ballava-siṁha-priyāḥ. bhagavad-dharmajñoṣṭhī-gurūṇām api yuṣmākaṁ samāksaṁ āroḍhum upakramate, tad imāṁ kṣamadhvaṁ cāpalārabhaṭīm. (iti saprāṇamaṁ paśyam)
  
   samantāt-in all directions; avalokya-having glanced; saharśam-cheerfully; uccaiḥ-with a loud voice; haṁhaḥ-O; ballava-of the cowherd men; siṁha-of the lion (Kṛṣṇa); priyāḥ-dear devotees; bhagavat-of the Lord; dharma-of the path of religion; jnoṣṭhī-knowing; gurūṇām-spiritual masters; api-and; yuśmākam-of you; samākṣam-in the presence; kim api-greatly; eśaḥ-he; vivakṣamāṇaḥ-desiring to speak; tāṇḍavikaḥ-actor; nirapatrapāṇām-without shame; padavīm-to the path; āroḍhum-to ascend; upakramate-approaches; tat-therefore; imām-this; kṣamadhvam-please forgive; cāpala-because of insolence; arabhaṭīm-boldness; iti-thus; saprāṇamam-with bowing down; paśyan-seeing.
  
  (Looking at all corners of the audience, with a loud and cheerful voice) O dear devotees of Kṛṣṇa, the lion of the gopas! Beginning to walk on the path of the shameless, a certain actor now wishes to say something to you, the spiritual masters wise in the true religion of worshiping the Lord. Please forgive this rash and arrogant person. (He bows down and then looks in a certain direction.)
  
  abhivyaktā mattaḥ prakṛti-laghu-rūpād api budhā
   vidhātrī siddhārthān hari-guṇa-mayī vaḥ kṛtir iyam
  pulindenāpy agniḥ kim u samidham unmathya janito
   hiraṇya-śreṇinām apaharati nāntaḥ-kaluṣatām
  
   abhivyaktā-manifested; mattaḥ-from me; prakṛti-by nature; laghu-rūpāt-situated in a lower position; api-although; budhāḥ-O learned devotees; vidhātrī-which may bring about; siddha-arthān-all the objects of perfection; hari-guṇa-mayi-whose subject matter is the attributes of Kṛṣṇa; vaḥ-of you; kṛtiḥ-the poetic play known as Vidagdha-mādhava; iyam-this; pulindena-by the lowest class of men; api-although; agniḥ-a fire; kimu-whether; samidham-the wood; unmathya-rubbing; janitaḥ-produced; hiraṇya-of gold; śreṇinām-of quantities; apaharati-vanquishes; na-not; antaḥ-inner; kaluṣatām-dirty things.
  
  O learned devotees, I am by nature ignorant and low, yet even though it is from me that Vidagdha-Mādhava has come, it is filled with descriptions of the Hari"s virtues. Therefore, will not such literature bring about the attainment of the highest goal of life? Although wood may be ignited by a low-class man, fire can nevertheless purify gold from all impurities.
  
   tad idānīm abhīṣṭa devaṁ bhagavantam anusmṛtya nṛtya-mādhurīm ullāsayāmi. (ity añjaliṁ baddhvā)
  
   tat-therefore; idānīm-now; abhīṣṭa devam-worshipable deity; bhagavantam-the Supreme Personality of Godhead; anusmṛtya-remembering; nṛtya-of the drama; mādhurīm-sweetness; ullāsayāmi-I will manifest; iti-thus; añjalim baddhvā-folds his hands.
  
  Now, remembering the worshipable Lord, I will show the sweetness of this drama. (He folds his hands.)
  
  prapanna-madhurodayaḥ sphurad-amanda-vṛndāṭavī-
   nikuñjamaya-maṇḍapa-prakara-madhya-baddha-sthitiḥ
  niraṅkuśa-kṛpāmbudhir vraja-vihāra-rajyan-manāḥ
   sanātana-tanuḥ sadā mayi tanotu tuṣṭiṁ prabhuḥ
  
   prapanna-attained for the surrended souls); madhura-the rasa of conjugal love (or kindness); udayaḥ-arisal; sphurat-splendid; amanda-great; vṛndā-āṭavī-forest of Vṛndāvana; nikuñja-maya-full of groves; maṇḍapa-of pavillions (or temples); prakara-with multitudes; madhya-baddha-sthitiḥ-in the center; niraṅkuśa-unchecked; ; kṛpā-mercy; ambudhiḥ-ocean; vraja-in Vraja; vihāra-pastimes; rajyat-taking delight; manāḥ-mind; sanātana-eternal (or Sanātana Gosvāmī); tanuḥ-form; sadā-always; mayi-to me; tanotu-may extend; tuṣṭim-delight; prabhuḥ-master.
  
  May the Supreme Lord, whose form is eternal, who is supremely sweet and charming, who stays in the glorious forests and pavilions of Vṛndāvana forest, who is a limitless ocean of mercy, and whose heart delights in His Vraja pastimes, always be pleased with me.
  
  Or: May my spiritual master, Śrīla Sanātana Gosvāmī, who is graceful and charming, who stays in the glorious forests and pavilions of Vṛndāvana forest, who is a limitless ocean of mercy, and whose heart delights in Kṛṣṇa's Vraja pastimes, always be pleased with me.
  
   pāripārśvikaḥ: bhāva, paśya.
  
   pāripārśvikah-Assistant Narrator; bhāva-O master; paśya-just see.
  
  Assistant Sūtradhāra: Master, look!
  
  bhaktānām udagād anargala-dhiyāṁ vargo nisargojjvalaḥ
   śīlaiḥ pallavitaḥ sa ballava-vadhū-bandho prabandho 'py asau
  lebhe catvaratāṁ ca tāṇdava-vidher vṛndāṭavī-garbha-bhūr
   manye mad-vidha-puṇya-maṇḍala-parīpāko 'yam unmilati
  
   bhaktānām-of devotees; udagāt-has appeared; anargala-dhiyām-constantly thinking of Rādhā-Kṛṣṇa; vargaḥ-the assembly; nisarga-ujjvalaḥ-naturally very advanced; śīlaiḥ-with natural poetic decorations; pallavitaḥ-spread like the leaves of a tree; saḥ-that; ballava-vadhū-bandhaḥ-of the friend of the gopīs, Kṛṣṇa; prabandhaḥ-a literary composition; api-even; asau-that; lebhe-has achieved; catvaratām-the quality of a quadrangular place with level ground; ca-and; tāṇḍava-vidheḥ-for dancing; vṛndā-aṭavi-of the forest of Vṛndāvana; garbha-bhūḥ-the inner grounds; manye-I consider; mat-vidha-of persons like me; puṇya-maṇdala-of groups of pious activities; paripākaḥ-the full development; ayam-this; unmīlati-appears.
  
  The devotees now present are constantly thinking of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa and are therefore highly advanced. This work named Vidadgha-Mādhava depicts Kṛṣṇa's pastimes with decorations of poetic ornaments. And the inner grounds of the forest of Vṛndāvana provide a suitable platform for the dancing of Kṛṣṇa with the gopīs. Therefore I think that the pious activities of persons like us, who have tried to advance in devotional service have now born fruit.
  
   tat tvarasva rasa-mādhurī-pariveṣaṇāya
   sūtradhāraḥ: māriṣa, nīrasāvalī-vaimukhyād viśaṅkamāno mathara ivāsmi
   pāripārśvikaḥ: bhāva, kṛtam atra śaṅkayā. yataḥ.
  
   tat-therefore; tvarasva-please hurry; rasa-of the mellows of trasncendental pastimes; mādhurī-of the sweetness; pariveṣaṇāya-for their distrubution; sūtradhāraḥ-Narrator; māriṣa-my dear servant; nīrasa-of those who have no taste for this nectar; āvalī-of the multitude; vaimhyāt-because of the aversion; viśaṅkamānaḥ-frightened; mantharaḥ-slow; iva-as if; asmi-I am; pāripārśvikaḥ-Assistant Narrator; bhāva-O master; kṛtam-what is the use?; atra-here; śaṅkayā-with caution; yataḥ-because.
  
  Please, hurry! Distribute the nectar of Kṛṣṇa's pastimes.
  
  Sūtradhāra: Dear student, I proceed very slowly because I fear the harsh words of persons who do not like the nectar of the Lord's pastimes.
  
  Assistant Sūtradhāra: Master, please give up this caution, because...
  
  udāsatāṁ nāma rasānabhijñāḥ
   kṛtau tavāmī rasikāḥ sphuranti
  kramelakaiḥ kāmam upekṣite 'pi
   pikāḥ sukhaṁ yānti paraṁ rasāle
  
   uḍasatām-let them be indifferent; nāma-indeed; rasa-with the transcendental mellows; anabhijñāḥ-unaquainted; kṛtau-in the creation; tava-your; amī-these; rasikāḥ-those who are expert at relishing the transcendental mellows; sphuranti-shine; kramelakaiḥ-by camels; kāmam-completely; upakṣite-neglected; api-although; pikāḥ-cuckoos; sukham-happiness; yānti-go; param-supreme (or only); rasāle-mango tree.
  
  ...persons who know how to taste nectar will be delighted by your play, and persons ignorant of rasa will ignore it. Camels avoid the mango trees that are the only happiness for cuckoos.
  
   tad ārabhyatāṁ sāmājika-cetaś-camatkārāya gāndharva-brahma-vidyā.
   sūtradhāraḥ: māriṣa, paśya paśya.
  
   tat-therefore; ārabhyatām-may begun; sāmājika-of the audience; cetaḥ-of the minds; camatkārāya-for the delight; gāndharva-brahma-vidyā-music; Sūtradhāraḥ-Narrator; māriṣa-my dear student; paśya-look at this; paśya-look at this.
  
  So the hearts of the audience will be filled with wonder, let the play begin!
  
  Sūtradhāra: Student, look! Look!
  
  so "yaṁ vasanta-samayaḥ samiyāya yasmin
   pūrṇaṁ tam īśvaram upoḍha-navānurāgam
  gūḍha-grahā rucirayā saha rādhayāsau
   raṅgāya saṅgamayitā niśi paurṇamāsī
  
  saḥ-that; ayam-this; vasanta-samayaḥ-springtime; samiyāya-had arrived; yasmin-in which; pūrṇam-the complete; tam-Him; īśvaram-the Supreme Personality of Godhead (or the moon, lord of the night); upoḍha-obtained; nava-anurāgam-new attachment (or became red); gūḍha-grahā-which covered the stars (or with deep longing); rucirayā-very beautiful; saha-with; rādhayā-Rādhā (or Viśākhā constellation); asau-that full-moon night; raṅgāya-for increasing the beauty; saṅgamayitā-caused to meet; niśi-at night; paurṇamāsī-the full-moon night (or Paurṇamāsī).
  
  Springtime had arrived, and the moon, the lord of the night, became red. Now the shining moon meets with the beautiful Viśākhā constellation to increase the beauty of this full moon night.
  
  Or: Springtime had arrived, and Kṛṣṇa, who is complete in everything, has become filled with a new passion. Now the noble Paurṇamāsī, with a deep longing, inspired Kṛṣṇa to meet with the beautiful Rādhā to increase the beauty of this night.
  
   aye nartaka-sāmanta-sārvabhauma, kathaṁ bhavataḥ karṇapurī-bhūtā bāḍhaṁ nigūdheyaṁ sandarbha-mañjari, yad ahaṁ rādhayā sārdham īśvaraṁ taṁ saṅgamayiṣyāmīti.
   sūtradhāraḥ: (savismayaṁ nepathyābhimukham avalokya) aho, katham ita eva bhagavatī paurṇamāsī. paśya paśya.
  
   nepathye-in the actor's dressing room; aye-O; nartaka-of actors; sāmanta-complete; sārvabhauma-O absolute monarch; katham-how?; bhavataḥ-your; karṇa-purā-an ornament for the ears; bhūtā-become; bāḍham-indeed; nigūḍhā-concealed; iyam-this; sandarbha-in the form of words; mañjarī-bouquet of flowers; yat-because; aham-I; rādhayā-by Rādhā; sārdham-accompanied; īśvaram-the Supreme Personality of Godhead; tam-Him; saṅgamayiṣyāmi-will I bring together; iti-thus; sūtradhāraḥ-Narrator; sa-vismayam-with amazement; nepathya-of the actor's dressing rooms; abhimukham-in the direction; avalokya-having seen; ahaḥ-O; katham-how?; itaḥ-in this direction; eva-certainly; bhagavatī-celebrated; paurṇamāsī-Paurṇamāsī; paśya-just see; paśya-just see.
  
  (Off-stage) O best of actors, how did your ear become decorated with the flower that is the secret of this drama, the secret that I will arrange the meeting of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa?
  
  Sūtradhāra: (surprised, he looks offstage) Ah! Was that saintly Paurṇamāsī? Look! Look!
  
  vahantī kāṣāyāmbaram urasi sāndīpani-muneḥ
   savitrī sāvitrī-samarucir alaṁ pāṇḍura-kacā
  surarṣeḥ śiṣyeyaṁ parijanavatī nandabhavanād
   ito mandaṁ mandaṁ sphuṭam uṭajavīthim praviśati
  
   vahantī-carrying; kāṣāya-reddish; ambaram-garments; urasi-on the breast; sāndīpani-of Sāndīpani; muneḥ-of the sage; savitrī-mother; sāvitrī-with Sāvitrī-devī, the wife of Lord Brahmā; sama-equal; ruciḥ-splendor; alam-greatly; pāṇḍura-white; kacā-hair; sura-of the demigods; ṛṣeḥ-of the sage (Nārada); śiṣyā-student; iyam-she; parijanavatī-with a friend; nanda-of Nanda Mahārāja; bhavanāt-from the house; itaḥ-here; mandam mandam-slowly; sphuṭam-clearly; uṭaja-of houses; vīthīm-series (the street); praviśati-enters.
  
  Wearing a red cloth, her hair white, splendid like goddess Sāvitrī, and accompanied by a friend, Paurṇamāsī, who is Nārada's disciple and Sāndīpani Muni's mother, now leaves Nanda's palace and slowly walks on the road.
  
   tad āvām agrataḥ karanīyaṁ varnikāṅgīkāram ālocayāvaḥ
  (iti niṣkrantau) prastāvanā
  
   tat-that; āvam-we; api-even; agrataḥ-in the beginning; karaṇīyam-to be done; varṇikā-costumes and make-up; aṅgī-kāram-acceptance; ālocayāvaḥ-we see; iti-thus; niṣdrantau-they exit; prastāvanā-prologue.
  
  Let us see if the actors are in their costumes.
  
  (They exit.)
  
  Thus ends the prologue.
  
  (tataḥ praviśati sa-parijanā paurṇamāsī.) paurṇamāsī: ("aye nartaka-sāmanta:" iti paṭhitvā) hanta vatse nāndīmukhi. kim api kamanīyaṁ gāyatā sphuṭam ānanditāsmi naṭendreṇa.
   nāndī: bhāvadi. kiṁ jahatthaṁ edam
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; sa-with; parijanā-her companion; paurṇamāsī-Paurṇamāsī; aye-O; nartaka-of actors; sāmanta-complete; iti-thus; nāndīmukhi-Nāndīmukhī; kim api-greatly; kamanīyam-beautifully; gāyatā-by the singing; sphuṭam-certainly; ānandita-delighted; asmi-I am; naṭa-indreṇa-by the Narrator; nāndī-Nāndīmukhī; bhāvadi-O revered mother; kim-whether; kkhu-indeed; jahattham-true; edam-this.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (enters with her companion after saying "O best of actors, how did your ear become decorated...") Child Nāndīmukhī, the narrator's singing gave me great pleasure.
  
  Nāndī: Noble lady, did he speak the truth?
  
   paurṇamāsī:
  sambhāvyate phalam alambita-mūla-puṣṭes
   tat tādṛśaṁ kva mama bhāgya-taror varoru
  yenānayoḥ subhagayor ucitā bhaveyaṁ
   śṛṅgāra-māṅgalikayor nava-sāngamāya
  
   paurṇamāsī-Paurṇamāśi; sambhāvyate-is produced; alambhita-not attained; mūla-of the root; puṣṭeḥ-of the nourishment; tat-that; tādṛśam-like that; kva-where?; mama-my; bhāgya-of good fortune; taroḥ-of the tree; vara-uru-O beautiful girl; yena-by which; anayoḥ-of the two; subhagayoh-auspicious and beautiful; ucitā-proper; bhaveyam-may I become; śṛṅgāra-pastimes of amorous love; māṅgalikayoḥ-auspicious; nava-new; saṅgamāya-for a meeting.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: O girl with the beautiful thighs, the tree of my good fortune is withered at the root. How will it produce a fruit like that, a fruit that will make me qualified to arrange a new meeting of the beautiful and auspicious Divine Couple?
  
   nāndī: bhāvadi, ja-i visahāṇu-ṇandinī rāhi-ā kaṇheṇa saṅgamaṇijja, tado saṅgamāṇu-ūlavāsaṁ go-ulaṁ ujjhi-a sāntaṇu-vāsa-saṇṇe bhāṇu-titthe kiṁ ti eṣā saṅgovi-a rakkhidā āsī.
  
   nāndī-Nāndīmukhī; bhāvadi-O respected mother; ja-i-if; viśahāṇu-Vṛśabhānu; ṇandinī-the daughter; rāhi-ā-Rādhā; tu-e-by you; kaṇheṇa-with Kṛṣṇa; saṅgamanijjā-will be united; tadaḥ-then; saṅgama-for a meeting; aṇu-ūla-favorable; vāsam-residence; go-ulam-Gokula, vṛndāvana; ujjhi-a-abandoning; sāntaṇu-vāsa-Śāntanu-vāsa; saṇṇe-named; bhānu-titthe-holy place; kiṁ ti-why?; esa-this; sangovi-a-having concealed; rakkhidā-protected; āsī-was.
  
  Nāndī: Noble lady, if you are destined to arrange Vṛṣabhānu-nandinī Rādhā's meeting with Kṛṣṇa, then why did Rādhā leave the land of Gokula, which is so favorable for that meeting, and secretly reside in the sacred village of Śāntanu-vāsa?
  
   paurṇamāsī: vatse, nṛśaṁsataḥ kaṁsa-bhūpateḥ śaṅkayā
   nāndī: bhāvadi, tahavi kahaṁ raṇṇā-viṇṇādā rāhā
  
   paurṇamāsī-Paurṇamāsī; vatse-my dear child; nṛśaṁsataḥ-cruel; kaṁsa-Kaṁsa; bhūpateḥ-king; śaṅkayā-because of fear; nāndī-Nāndīmukhī; bhāvadi-O respected mother; tahavi-nevertheless; kaham-how?; raṇṇā-by King Kaṁsa; viṇṇādā-perceived; rāhā-Rādhā.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Because She fears cruel King Kaṁsa, my child.
  
  Nāndī: Noble lady, how did the king learn about Rādhā?
  
   paurṇamāsī: rādhā-saundarya-vṛndam eva vijñāne nidānam. yataḥ.
  lokottarā guṇa-śrīḥ
   prathayati parito nigūḍham api vastu
  pihitām api prayatnād
   vyanakti kastūrikāṁ gandhaḥ
  
   rādhā-of Rādhā; saundarya-of the beauty; vṛndam-abundance; eva-certainly; vijñāne-in knowledge; nidānam-cause; yataḥ-because; loka-uttara-extraordinary; guṇa-of transcendental qualities; śrīḥ-opulence; nigūḍham-confidential; api-although; vastu-worthy object; pihitām-concealed; api-although; prayatnāt-with great endeavor; vyanakti-manifests; kastūrikām-musk; gandhaḥ-aroma.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Even if one carefully hides it, musk's sweet scent at once reveals where it is. In the same way, even though they were carefully hidden, Rādhā's beauty and virtues became known everywhere.
  
   nāndī: bha-avadi, jaśo-ā-dhattā-e muhurā-e attaṇo ṇattiṇī rāhi-ā go-ula-majjhe āṇī-a jaḍilā-puttassa ahimaṇṇuṇo hatthe uvvāhidā tti, tādisaṁ jevva asamañjasaṁ āpaḍidam. jaṁ kaṇhādo aṇṇena puriseṇa tādisī naṁ kara-paṁsaṁ asajjam. tā kahaṁ tumaṁ ṇiccintā vi-a dīsasi.
  
   bhāvadi-O respected mother; jaśo-ā-with Yaśodā; dhattā-e-mother; muhurā-e-with Mukhurā; attaṇaḥ-own; ṇattiṇī-grand-daughter; rāhi-ā-Rādhā; go-ula-Gokula; majjhe-in the middle; āḥī-a-having brought; jaḍilā-of Jaṭilā; puttassa-of the son; ahimaṇṇuṇaḥ-of Abhimanyu; hatthe-in the hand; uvvāhidā-married; tti-thus; tādisam-like him; jevva-certainly; asamañjasam-unsuitable; āpaḍiḍam-happened; jam-than whom; kaṇhadaḥ-than Kṛṣṇa; annena-by another; puriseṇa-by a man; tādisīṇam-of those like that; kara-of the hand; paṁsam-touch; asajjam-unbearable; tā-therefore; kaham-how?; tuam-you; ṇiccintā-unconcerned; via-a-as if; dīsasi-are seen.
  
  Nāndī: Noble lady, Yaśodā's nurse, Mukharā, brought her granddaughter Rādhā to Gokula. Rādhā then accepted the hand of Abhimanyu, the son of Jaṭilā, in marriage. A more unsuitable match could not have been made. Rādhā cannot tolerate the touch of the hand of any man other than Kṛṣṇa. O mother, how can you remain aloof when this is happening?
  
   paurṇamāsī: tasyaiva hetoḥ
   nāndī: kahaṁ vi-a
   paurṇamāsī: (vihasya) tad vañcanādyartham eva svayaṁ udvāhādikam. nitya-preyasya eva khalu tāḥ kṛṣṇasya.
   nāndī: (saharṣam) tā ṇūṇaṁ tumaṁ ṇiccintāsi saṁvutā, jaṁ esā ajja go-ula-majjhe āṇīdā.
   paurṇamāsī: vatse, satyaṁ bravīṣi. kaṁsataś cintā me śaithilyam ivopalabdhā, kintu duṣṭābhimanyutaḥ sphutaṁ anyā sāmpratam ajaniṣṭa.
   nāndī: kerisī sā
  
   tasya-of that; eva-certainly; hetoḥ-from what cause?; kaham vi-a-how is this possible?; vihasya-laughing; tat-of him; vañcanā-deception; ādi-etc.; artham-for the purpose; eva-certainly; svayam-Himself; yogamāyayā-by His energy of yogamāyā; mithyā-in an inverted way; eva-certainly; pratyāyitam-confidential messenger; tat-him; vidhānām-of those who are similar; udvāha-marriage; ādikam-etc.; nitya-eternal; preyasyai-most beloved; eva-certainly; khalu-indeed; tāḥ-they; kṛṣṇasya-of Kṛṣṇa; saharṣam-joyfully; tā-therefore; ṇūṇam-at present; tumam-you; niccintā-without concern; asi-are; saṁvuta-withdrawn; jam-because; esā-she; ajja-at present; go-ula-of Gokula; majjhe-in the middle; āṇīdā-is brought; vatse-O child; satyam-the truth; bravīṣi-you are speaking; kaṁsataḥ-from Kaṁsa; cintā-anxious consideration; me-my; śaithilyam-diminution; iva-as it were; upalabdhā-attained; kintu-but; duṣṭa-wicked; abhimanyutaḥ-from Abhimanyu; sphuṭam-certainly; anyā-another; sāmpratam-now; ajaniṣṭa-is born; kerisī-like what; sā-is it?
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Why should I care?
  
  Nāndī: How can you talk like that?
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (laughing) This false marriage of Rādhā and Abhimanyu is simply a trick that Yogamāyā has played to cheat Kaṁsa. Rādhā and all the other gopīs are Kṛṣṇa's beloveds eternally.
  
  Nāndī: (joyfully) And now that Rādhā has returned to Gokula, you are free of all worries.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Child, what you say is true. My worry about Kaṁsa is now less, although now I am beginning to worry about Abhimanyu.
  
  Nandi: Why is that?
  
   paurṇamāsī:
  ballavī-nava-latāsu raṅgiṇaṁ
   kṛṣṇa-bhṛṅgaṁ adhigatya matsarī
  rādhikā-puraṭa-padminīm ayaṁ
   netum icchati punar vanāntaram
  
   ballavī-of the gopīs; nava-young; latāsu-among the creepers; raṅgiṇam-delighting; kṛṣṇa-of Kṛṣṇa; bhṛṅgam-the bumble-bee; adhigatya-having discovered; matsarī-jealous; radhikā-of Rādhā; puraṭa-golden; padminīm-lotus flower; ayam-this; netum-to lead; icchati-desires; punaḥ-again; vana-distant land (or water); antaram-different.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Noticing that the black bumble-bee Kṛṣṇa is fond of playing among the new-flowering vines of the gopīs, Abhimanyu has become jealous. Now he wants to take the golden lotus Rādhā to another lake.
  
   nāndī: tatthavi jo-amā-a jjevva samāhāṇaṁ karispadi
   paurṇamāsī: putri, ko jānāti svatantrāyās tasyāś caritam, yadīdṛśe 'rthe tatāsthāyate.
  
   tattthavi-someplace; jo-amā-ā-the Lord's energy of Yogamāyā; jjevva-certainly; samāhāṇam-crucial incident; karissadi-will create; putri-O daughter; kaḥ-who?; jānāti-understand; svatantrāyāḥ-undependent; tasyāḥ-her; caritam-pastime; yadi-if; īdṛśe-in this way; arthe-meaning; sā-she; taṭasthāyate-stands aloof.
  
  Nāndī: Now Yogamāyā will act.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Daughter, independent Yogamāyā now stands aloof. Who understands her actions?
  
   nāndī: aṇṇo vā ettha ko 'vi uvā-o tthi jeṇa eso paḍibaddho bhave.
   paurṇamāsī: vatse, tatra mayā pratibhuvā bhavantyā yukti-mādhurī-medureṇa vāg-argalena nisargād agambhīro 'yaṁ viṣkambhito 'sti.
   nāndī: (saharṣam) bhāvadi, kaṁsassa go-maṇḍalajjhakkho go-aḍḍhaṇo kaṇhāṇusāriṇā candā-alī-caritteṇa kudo na kuppa-e.
  paurṇamāsī: putri, rāja-kulopalabdhena gauraveṇa garvito 'yam vyaktam api tan na śraddadhāti.
  
   aṇṇaḥ-another; vā-or; ettha-here; kaḥ vi-something; uvā-remedy; tthi-there is; jena-by which; paḍibaddhaḥ-obstructed; bhave-may be; vatse-O child; tatra-there; mayā-by me; pratibhuvā-security; bhavantyā-is; yukti-by a stragem; mādhurā-with sweetness; medureṇa-thick; vāk-of words; argalena-by the impediment; nisargāt-spontaneously; agambhīraḥ-shallow; ayam-he; viṣkambhitaḥ-obstructed; asti-is; saharśam-joyfully; bhāvadi-O respected mother; kamsassa-of Kaṁsa; go-maṇḍala-of the pasturing ground for the cows; ajjhakkhaḥ-superintendent; go-aḍḍhanaḥ-Govardhana Malla, Candrāvalī"s husband; kaṇha-of Kṛṣṇa; anuśariṇā-following; candā-alī-of Candrāvalī-gopī; caritteṇa-by the activities; kudaḥ-why?; na-not; kuppa-I; kuppa-i-become angry; putri-O daughter; rāja-of kings; kula-community; upalabdhena-obtained; gauraveṇa-with gravity; garvitaḥ-proud; ayam-this; vyaktam-manifested; api-surely; tat-that; na-not; śraddadhāti-believe.
  
  Nāndī: Is there another way to stop him?
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Child, by speaking sweet and clever words, I will stop shallow Abhimanyu.
  
  Nāndī: (joyfully) Respected mother, Govardhana Malla is appointed by king Kaṁsa to watch over the activities in Gokula. Why does he not become angry at Kṛṣṇa for enjoying pastimes with Candrāvalī?
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Daughter, Govardhana Malla is very proud of his belonging the king's entourage, and he does not believe it.
  
   nāndī: kahaṁ kaṇhena paḍhamaṁse saṅgamo samvuto
   paurṇamāsī: putri, saṅgame khalu gāḍhānurāgitaiva dūtī babhūva. mad-udyamānāṁ kevalam ajaniṣṭa piṣṭa-peṣitā
  
   kaham-how?; kaṇhena-by Kṛṣṇa; paḍhamaṁse-on the first day; saṅgamaḥ-meeting; samvutaḥ-occurred; putri-O daughter; saṅgame-full of love; eva-certainly; dūtī-messenger; babhūva-was; mat-my; udyamānām-of efforts; kevalam-exclusive; ajaniṣṭa-produced; piṣṭa-peṣitā-grinding of what has already been ground.
  
  Nāndī: How did Kṛṣṇa and Candrāvalī first meet?
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Daughter, when they first met, they fell deeply in love. For me to do anything more would be to crush what is already powder.
  
   nāndī: ajje, tuha kahaṁ erisī bhā-avisena-bhāvidā gāḍhāṇurā-idā uppaṇṇā, jaṁ appaṇo ahiṭṭha-de-amni aṇuppaṇṇe kaṇhe ujja-iṇīṁ ujjhi-a paḍhaṁ cce-a go-ulaṁ laddhāsi.
   paurṇamāsī: putri, guru-pādānām upadeśa-prasādena.
  
   ajje-O revered mother; tuha-your; kaham-how?; erisī-like this; bhā-a-love; visesa-specific; bhāvidā-was; gāḍha-intense; aṇurā-idā-love; uppaṇṇā-produced; jam-which; appaṇaḥ-of the self; ahiṭṭha-worshipable; de-amni-deity; aṇuppaṇṇe-not manifested; kaṇhe-Kṛṣṇa; ujja-iṇīm-the city of Ujjayinī; ujjhi-a-having left; paḍham-at once; cce-a-indeed; go-ulam-to Gokula; laddhā asi-you attained; putri-O daughter; guru-of the spiritual master (Nārada); pādānām-of the lotus feet; upadeśa-of instruction; prasādena-by the mercy.
  
  Nāndī: Noble lady, why do you love Kṛṣṇa so deeply that you came to Gokula, leaving Ujjayinī, even though Kṛṣṇa was not yet here?
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Daughter, I did it because of the mercy of my guru's instructions.
  
   nāndī: ettha vasantīṁ tumam mahā-bhā-o sandīpaṇī kiṁ kkhu jāṇādi.
   paurṇamāsī: atha kim. yatas tena madhumaṅgalābhidhaḥ svaputro mamātra paricaryārthaṁ preṣitaḥ.
  
   ettha-there; vasantīm-residing; tumam-you; mahā-bhā-aḥ-great fortunate; sandīpaṇī-Sandīpaṇī Muni; kim-does?; kkhu-indeed; jānādi-know; atha kim-yes; yataḥ-because; tena-by him; madhumaṅgala-Madhumaṅgala; abhidhaḥ-by the name; sva-own; putraḥ-son; mama-my; atra-sent.
  
  Nāndī: Does fortunate Sāndīpaṇi Muni know you are here?
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Yes. He sent his son, Madhumaṅgala, to serve me.
  
   nāndī: mahumaṅgalo tu-e suṭṭhu anuggahīdo jaṁ eso ṇandaṇāṇ-indī-ara-candassa saha-aradā mahūsave ṇi-utto.
   paurṇamāsī: putri, mama sarvasva-rūpāyā rādhāyāḥ kṛṣṇe 'nurāga-vistārāya tvaṁ ca niyujyase.
  
   mahumaṅgalaḥ-Madhumaṅgala; tu-e-by you; suṭṭhu-excellently; anuggahīdaḥ-favored; jam-because; esaḥ-he; nanda-of Nanda Mahārāja; ṇāṇ-of the eyes; indī-ara-lotus flowers; candassa-of the moon; saha-aradā-friendship; mahūsave-in a great festival; ni-uttah-engaged; putri-O daughter; mama-my; sarvasva-everything; rūpāyāḥ-form; rādhāyāḥ-of Rādhā; kṛṣṇe-for Kṛṣṇa; anurāga-of love; vistārāya-for the expansion; tvam-you; can-and; niyujyase-are enjoined.
  
  Nāndī: You are very kind to Madhumaṅgala for you gave him a great festival of friendship to Kṛṣṇa, the moon for the indīvara lotuses of Nanda's eyes.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Daughter, Rādhā is my great treasure. Please help Her fall in love with Kṛṣṇa.
  
   nāndī: (sāhandam) bhāvadi, adibhūmiṁ gado se kaṇhe anurā-o.
   paurṇamāsī: katham etal lakṣitam.
   nāndī: jadā kahāpasaṅge esā kaṇhatti ṇāmaṁ suṇādi, tadā romāñcidā kampi bhā-aṁ vinda-e.
   paurṇamāsī: putri, yuktam idam. tathā hi.
  
   sa-ānandam-joyfully; bhāvadi-O respected mother; adi-bhūmim-highest point; gadaḥ-reached; se-her; kaṇhe-for Kṛṣṇa; anurā-aḥ-love; katham-how?; etat-this; lakṣitam-characterized; jadā-when; kahā-description; pasaṅge-in contact; esā-she; kaṇhatti-of Kṛṣṇa; ṇāmam-name; suṇādi-hears; tadā-then; romāñcidā-with hairs standing upright; kampi-some; putri-O daughter; yuktam-appropriate; idam-this; tathā hi-for this reason.
  
  Nāndī: (joyfully) Noble lady, Rādhā has already climbed to the highest mountaintop of love for Kṛṣṇa!
  
  Paurṇamāsī: How do you know that?
  
  Nāndī: Whenever, in the course of an ordinary conversation, She hears the name "Kṛṣṇa", the hairs on Her body stand on end, and She shows the symptoms of ecstasy.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Daughter, that is the right response. After all...
  
  tuṇḍe tāṇḍavinī ratiṁ vitanute tuṇḍāvalī-labdhaye
   karṇa-kroda-kaḍambini ghaṭayate karṇārbudebhyaḥ spṛhām
  cetaḥ-prāṅgaṇa-sanginī vijayate sarvendriyānāṁ kṛtiṁ
   no jāne janitā kiyabdhir amṛtaiḥ kṛṣṇeti varṇa-dvayī
  
   tuṇḍe-in the mouth; tāṇḍavinī-dancing; ratim-the isnpiration; vitanute-expands; tuṇḍa-āvalī-labdhaye-to achieve many mouths; karṇa-of the ear; kroda-in the hole; kaḍambinī-sprouting; ghaṭayate-causes to appear; karṇa-arbudebhyaḥ spṛhām-the desire for millions of ears; cetaḥ-prāṅgaṇa-in the courtyard of the heart; saṅginī-being a companion; vijayate-conquers; sarva-indriyāṇām-of all the senses; kṛtim-the activity; naḥ-not; jāne-I know; janitā-produced; kiyadbhiḥ-of what measures by; amṛtaiḥ-by nectar; kṛṣṇa-the name of Kṛṣṇa; iti-thus; varṇa-dvayi-the two syllables.
  
  ...I do not know how much nectar the two syllables of Kṛṣṇa's name have produced! When the holy name of Kṛṣṇa is chanted, it appears to dance within the mouth, and we desire many, many mouths. When that name enters the holes of the ears, we desire many millions of ears. And when the holy name of Kṛṣṇa dances in the courtyard of the heart, it conquers the activities of the mind, and therefore all the senses become inert.
  
   nāndī: ajje, dohiṁ lalidā-visāhāniṁ sahīhiṁ saddhaṁ rāhā sūram ārāhehi. candā-alī uṇa pa-umā-sebbā-pahudīhiṁ saddhaṁ caṇḍi-am. tā takkemi de-adā-pasā-a-ṇippādi-o imāṇaṁ īriso kaṇhe anurā-o.
  
   ajje-O respected mother; dohim-by the two of them; lalidā-visāhāhim-by Lalitā and Viśākhā; sahīhim-with the friends; saddham-accompanied; rāhā-Rādhā; sūram-the sun-god; ārāhehi-worships; candā-alī-Candrāvalī; uṇa-again; pa-umā-Padmā-gopī; sebbā-Saibyā-gopī; pahudīhim-beginning with; saddham-along with; caṇḍi-am-the goddess Pārvatī; tā-therefore; takkemi-I can guess; de-adā-of the demigods; pasā-a-mercy; ṇippādi-aḥ-achieved; imāṇam-of them; īrisoḥ-in this way; kaṇhe-for Kṛṣṇa; anurā-aḥ-love.
  
  Nāndī: Noble lady, accompanied by Her sakhis Lalitā and Viśākhā, Rādhā worshipped the sun-god, and, accompanied by Śaibyā, Padmā and other friends, Candrāvalī worshipped Caṇḍī. I can only guess, that it was by the mercy of these devatās, that these gopīs attained such love for Kṛṣṇa.
  
   paurṇamāsī:
  daivata-sevā kevalam iha vana-yātrānusāriṇī mudrā
  vraja-subhruvāṁ tu kṛṣṇe sahajaḥ premā sa jāgarti
  
   daivata-of the demigods; sevā-worship; kevalam-only; iha-here; vana-to the forest; yātrā-journey; anusāriṇī-following; mudrā-mark; vraja-of Vraja; subhruvām-of the gopīs, whose eyebrows are very beautiful; tu-but; kṛṣṇe-for Kṛṣṇa; sahajaḥ-natural; premā-love; saḥ-it; jāgarti-awakened.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Although they went to the forest only to worship the devatās, the beautiful-eyebrowed girls of Vraja found that their natural love for Kṛṣṇa awakened within them.
  
   nāndī: saccaṁ rāhā-e sāhāvi-aṁ ce-a pimmaṁ tatthavi sahīṇaṁ kosalaṁ uddī-aṇam.
   paurṇamāsī: putri, mad-girā sandiśyatām ālekhya-vicakṣaṇā viśākhā yatheyaṁ svaskhī-netrāravindayor ānandanāya nanda-sūnoḥ praticchandaṁ nirmāti.
  
   saccam-truth; rāhā-e-of Rādhā; sahāvi-am-natural; ce-a-certainly; pimmam-love; tatthavi-nevertheless; sahīṇam-of her friends; kosalam-good fortune; uddīpaṇam-stimulus; putri-O daughter; mat-my; girā-by words; sandiśyatām-may be shown; ālekhya-at drawing pictures; vicakṣaṇā-expert; viśākhā-Viśākhā; yathā-as; iyam-she; sva-her; sakhī-of the friend; netra-of the eyes; aravindayoḥ-lotus; ānandanāya-for the delight; nanda-of Nanda Mahārāja; sūnoḥ-of the son (Kṛṣṇa); praticchandam-likeness; nirmāti-draws.
  
  Nāndī: Rādhā's spontaneous love for Kṛṣṇa increases the good fortune of Her sakhis.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Daughter, on my order please ask the skillful artist Viśākhā to draw, for the pleasure of her sakhi's lotus eyes, a picture of Nanda's son.
  
   nāndī: jaha āṇavedi bhāvadī.
   paurṇamāsī: mayāpi modaka-vṛnda-dānāpadeśād vṛndāṭavī-madhyam āsādya rādheti maṅgalākṣara-mādhuryeṇa mādhava-karṇayor dvandvam ānandīyām.
  
   jaha-as; āṇavedi-order; bhāvadī-you; mayā-by me; api-even; modaka-candies; vṛnda-a multitude; dāna-giving; apadeśāt-on the pretext; vṛndā-āṭavī-of the forest of Vṛndāvana; madhyam-the middle; āsāya-having arrived; rādhā-Rādhā; iti-thus; maṅgala-auspicious; akṣara-syllales; mādhuryeṇa-with the sweetness; mādhava-of Mādhava; karṇayoḥ-of the ears; dvandvam-pair; ānandīyam-I may delight.
  
  Nāndī: As the noble lady orders.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Then, on the pretext of carrying some sweets as a gift, I will enter Vṛndāvana forest and delight Mādhava's ears with the sweetness of the two auspicious syllables "Rā-dhā".
  
   nāndī: ajje, pekkha eso rāma-mahumaṅgala-siridāma-pahudīhiṁ saha-arehiṁ saddhaṁ go-ulādo ṇikkami-a vundāvanaṁ gacchanto kaṇho siṇiddhehiṁ pidarehiṁ jaso-ānandehiṁ lālijja-i
  
   ajje-O respected mother; pekkha-just see; esah-He; rāma-by Balarāma; mahumaṅgala-and Madhumaṅgala; sridāma-and Śrīdāmā; pahudīhim-and others; saha-arehim-with friends; saddham-accompanied; go-ulādaḥ-from Gokula; nikkami-a-having left; vundāvanam-Vṛndāvana; gacchantaḥ-going; kaṇhaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; siṇiddhehim-affectionate; pidarehim-by His parents; jaso-ā-Yaśodā; nandehim-and Nanda; lālijja-i-is fondled.
  
  Nāndī: Noble lady, look! Accompanied by Rāma, Madhumaṅgala, Śrīdāmā, and a host of friends, and embraced by his loving parents Nanda and Yaśodā, Kṛṣṇa now goes from Gokula to Vṛndāvana forest.
  
   paurṇamāsī: (vilokya saharṣam.)
  ayaṁ nayana-daṇḍita-pravara-puṇdarīka-prabhaḥ
   prabhāti nava-jāguda-dyuti-viḍambi-pitāmbaraḥ
  araṇyaja-pariṣkriyā-damita-divya-veṣādaro
   harin-maṇi-manohara-dyutibhir ujjvalāṅgo hariḥ
  
   vilokya-seeing; esa-with; harsam-joy; ayam-this; nayana-by whose eyes; daṇḍita-defeated; pravara-best; puṇdarīka-prabhaḥ-the luster of the white lotus flower; prabhāti-looks beautiful; nava-jāguḍa-dyuti-the brilliance of newly painted kuṅkuma; viḍambi-deriding; pīta-ambaraḥ- whose yellow dress; araṇya-ja-picked up from the forest; pariṣkriyā-by whose ornaments; damita-subdued; divya-veṣa-ādaraḥ-the hankering for a heavenly dress; harin-maṇi-of emeralds; manohara-mind-attracting; dyutibhiḥ-with splendor; ujjvala-aṅgaḥ-whose beautiful body; hariḥ-Hari.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (joyfully looking at Kṛṣṇa) The beauty of Hari's eyes surpasses the beauty of the most excellent white lotus flowers, His yellow garments surpass the brilliance of fresh decorations of kuṅkuma, His ornaments made of forest flowers subdue one's appreciation for a heavenly garments, and His bodily beauty possesses enchanting splendor greater than the radiance of emeralds.
  
   tad ahaṁ modaka-sampādanāya gaccheyam. tvaṁ viśākhāṁ yāhi. (iti niṣkrānte)
  
   tat-therefore; aham-I; modaka-of candies; sampādanāya-for giving; gaccheyam-will go; tvam-you; viśākhām-to Viśākhā-gopī; yāhi-please go; iti-thus; niṣkrānte-they exit.
  
  I will go to deliver sweets. You go to Viśākhā.
  
  (They exit)
  
  (tataḥ praviśati yathā-nirdiṣṭaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ.)
  
   śrī kṛṣṇaḥ: (purastād avalokya sānandam)
  śreṇī-bhūta-vapuḥ-śriyām abhimukhe gomaṇḍalīṇāṁ kramaḍ
   āsām sphāṭika-gaṇḍa-śaila-paṭalī-pāṇḍū-tviṣāṁ vyājataḥ
  śāṅke jñāta-guṇā purandara-purāc caskanda mandākinī
   vṛndāraṇya-vihāri-dhanya-yamunā-sevā-pramodārthinī
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; yathā-nirdiṣṭaḥ-as described; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; śrī-kṛṣṇa-Kṛṣṇa; purastāt-ahead; avalokya-looking; sa-ānandam-with happiness; śreṇī-bhūta-multitudes; vapuḥ-of forms; śriyām-of the beauty; abhimukhe-in the presence; gāḥ-of cows; maṇḍalīnām-of the multitudes; kramāt-in order; āsām-of them; sphāṭika-crystal; gaṇḍa-side; śaila-paṭalī-of mountains; pāṇḍu-white; tviśām-of the luster; vyājataḥ-having the appearance; śāṅke-I think; jñāta-understood; guṇā-qualities; purandara-of Indra; purāt-from the city; caskanda-has descended; mandākinī-the celestial Gaṅgā; vṛndā-āraṇya-in the forest of Vṛndāvna; vihāri-performing pastimes; dhanya-auspicious; yamunā-of the Yamunā river; sevā-service; pramoda-delight; arthinī-for the purpose.
  
  (Kṛṣṇa, as previously described, enters)
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (looking ahead, He joyfully says) I think a host of crystal mountains, pretending to be these beautiful cows, has come here. Or perhaps it is the Mandākinī Gaṅgā river from the city of Indra that has come, disguised as these cows, to joyfully serve the glorious Yamunā river that now performing pastimes in Vṛndāvana.
  
   nanda: vatsa, sādhu varṇitam. kintu goṣṭha-lakṣmīr api pṛṣṭhataḥ prekṣyatām iti. ( parāvṛtya)
  viśālair gośālair bahu-śikhara-śākhā-vitatibhiḥ
   parītaiḥ sambādhī-kṛta-savidham ambhodhi-gahanam
  samṛddhām āgovardhana-kaṭakam ākāliya-hradaṁ
   śriyaṁ bibhrad-goṣṭhaṁ sphurati paritas tāvakam idam
  
   nandaḥ-Nanda Mahārāja; vatsa-O child; sādhu-very well; varṇitam-it has been described; kintu-but; goṣṭha-of the pasturing grounds; lakṣmīḥ-the opulence; api-even; pṛṣṭhataḥ-behind us; prekṣyatām-may be seen; iti-thus; parāvṛtya-having turned; viśālaiḥ-large; gośālaiḥ-homes for the cows and cowherds; bahu-many; śikhara-spires; śākhā-and wings; vitatibhiḥ-with multitudes; parītaiḥ-surrounded; sambādhī-kṛta-abounding; savidham-near; ambhodhi-as the ocean; gahanam-deep; samṛddhām-opulence; āgovardhana-up to Govardhana; kaṭakam-the side; ākāliya-up to Kāliya; hradam-lake; śriyam-beauty; bibhrat-holding; goṣṭham-pasture; sphurati-appears very splendid; parītaḥ-all around; tāvakam-you; idam-this.
  
  Nanda: Well said, child. Look behind us at the beauty of Vraja. (He turns around.) From Govardhana to Kāliya lake, Your land is like a great ocean of beauty, shining with many pastures.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe madhumaṅgala, dūram anuyāto 'smi tātena. tad avilambam sārdhaṁ goṣṭhaṁ praviśyatām.
   yaśodā: jāda, kiṁti avaraṇhe vi goṭṭhaṁ sumarasi. jaṁ paramādareṇa ma-e randhidā-iṁ paccahaṁ sī-alīhonti miṭṭhaṇṇā-im.
  
   sakhe-O friend; madhumaṅgala-Madhumaṅgala; dūram-from a great distance; anuyātaḥ-followed; asmi-I am; tātena-by My father; tat-therefore; avilambam-without delay; ambayā-by my mother; sārdham-accompanied; goṣṭham-Vṛndāvana; praviśyatām-should be entered; jāda-O son; kim ti-why?; avaraṇhe-in the evening; vi-even; goṭṭham-Vṛndāvana; na-not; sumarasi-you remember; jam-because; parama-supreme; ādareṇa-with care; ma-e-by me; randhitā-im-cooked; paccaham-every day; sī-alīhonti-become cold; miṭṭha-palatable; annā-im-foodstuffs.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend Madhumaṅgala, we have gone very far from the village, but My father still following us. Without delay he should return back with my mother.
  
  Yaśodā: O son, why even in the afternoon do You forget that You have to return home? The delicious food I cook with great care becomes cold!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: go-ulessari, suṇāhi. (iti sankṛtena) gobhyaḥ śape kim api dūsāṇam asya nāsti (iti vāg-upakrame kṛṣṇaḥ sasneham enaṁ paśyati.)
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: tābhir yad eṣa rabhasād abhikṛṣyamāṇaḥ kuñjaṁ viśaty adhika-keli-kalotsukābhiḥ (iti vag-asamaptau)
  
   go-ula-of Gokula; īssari-O queen; suṇāhi-please listen; iti-thus; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; gobhyaḥ-cows; śape-I promise; kim api-some; dūśaṇam-fault; asya-His; na-not; asti-is; iti-thus; vāk-of the speech; upakrame-from the beginning; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; sa-with; sneham-affection; enam-at him; paśyati-glances; tābhiḥ-by them (the gopīs); yat-because; eśaḥ-He; rabhasāt-joyfully; abhikṛśyamāṇaḥ-pulled; kuñjam-the grove; viśati-enters; adhika-further; keli-pastimes; kalā-art; utsukābhiḥ-eager; iti-thus; vāk-speech; asamāptau-in the uncompleted state.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: O queen of Gokula, please listen! I swear on the cows that Kṛṣṇa is not at fault! (Kṛṣṇa affectionately glances at him) Pulled by them and eager for play, He enters to the forest bower... (Madhumaṅgala's speech remains unfinished.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sāpatrapam ātmagatam)- vyaktam eṣa bāliśo ballavībhir iti vakṣyati. tad enam saṁjñāyā nivārayāmi. (iti śirastiro dhūnayati.)
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho vāsa, kiṁti me nivārasi jaṁ ṇiccidaṁ ajja ajjāyā aggado edaṁ viṇṇavissam.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam) hanta, lajjā-jāle jālma-dhiyāhaṁ patito 'smi.
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: pītāmbaras tvaritam amba suhṛd-ghaṭābhiḥ.
  
   sāpatrapam ātmagatam-embarrassed; vyaktam-manifested; eṣaḥ-this; bāliśaḥ-fool; ballavībhiḥ-with the gopīs; iti-thus; vakṣyati-will speak; tat-therefore; enam-to him; saṁjñāyā-with intelligence; nivārayāmi-I will stop; iti-thus; śiraḥ-head; tiraḥ-bent; dhūnayati-He shakes; bhoḥ-O; vāssa-friend; kiṁti-why?; me-to Me; nivāresi-do you obstruct; jam-which; ṇiccidam-clearly; ajja-now; ajjāyāḥ-of Your pious mother; aggadaḥ-in the presence; edam-this; viṇṇavissam-I will inform; svagatam-speaking to Himself; hanta-alas; lajjā-of embarrassment; jāle-in a network; jālma-inconsiderate; dhiyā-because of intelligence; aham-I; patitaḥ-fallen; asmi-am; pīta-yellow; ambaraḥ-garments; tvaritam-quickly gone; amba-O mother; suhṛt-of His friends; ghaṭābhiḥ-with multitudes.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (embarrassed, He says to Himself) This fool is about to tell about My pastimes with the gopīs! I must signal him to stop. (Kṛṣṇa shakes His head.)
  
  Madhumaṅgala: O friend, why do You stop me as I speak to Your saintly mother?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (aside) Ah, because of this fool I have fallen into a snare of embarrassment!
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Dear mother, I meant that Kṛṣṇa, who wears yellow garments, stays in the forest to play with His friends.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sānandam ātmagatam) katham anyad evāsya hṛd-gatam.
   yaśodā: vaccha mahumaṅgala, saccaṁ lalidā-pahudī-o ova-vāli-ā-o maha idaṁ kahenti tā ḍimbha-e hadamhi.
  
   sānandam ātmagatam-joyful; katham-how?; anyat-else; eva-certainly; asya-of him; hṛt-gatam-intention; vaccha-O child; mahumaṅgala-Madhumaṅgala; saccam-truth; lalidā-Lalitā-gopī; pahudī-aḥ-and the others; ova-vāli-ā-aḥ-gopīs; a-and; maha-my; idam-this; kanhenti-describe; tā-therefore; ḍimbha-e-by the boys; hadamhi-I am distressed.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (joyfully He says to Himself) How can any other desire stay in My heart?
  
  Yaśodā: Child Madhumaṅgala, it is true. Lalitā and the other gopīs tell me this. Therefore I am miserable because of these boys.
  
   nandaḥ: kuṭumnini, kaccid anurūpā nirūpitāsti gokule kācid bālikā yām udvāhayāmo vatsam.
   yaśodā: ajja, duddha-muhassa vacchassa dāṇiṁ ko kkhu uvvāhā-osaro.
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (apavārya) vāssa, saccaṁ duddha-muho 'si jaṁ duddha-luddhā-iṁ gova-kisorī-sahassā-iṁ tujjha muhaṁ pi-anti.
   (kṛṣṇaḥ smitaṁ karoti.)
  
   kuṭumbini-my wife; kaccit-is there; anurūpā-suitable; nirūpitā asti-is found; gokule-in Gokula; kācit-some; bālikā-young girl; yām-to whom; udvāhayāmaḥ-we will marry off; vatsam-this boy; ajja-O noble one; duddha-muhassa-of this small child accustomed to drink milk; vacchassa-of the child; dāṇim-now; kaḥ-how?; kkhu-indeed; uvvāhā-osaraḥ-the proper time for marriage; apavārya-aside; vāssa-O friend; saccam-in truth; duddha-muhaḥ asi-You are a small child accustomed to drink milk; jam-which; duddha-luddhā-im-desiring to drink the milk; gova-kisorī-of young gopīs; sahasā-thousands; tujjha-Your; muham-lips; pi-anti-drink; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; smitam karoti-smiles.
  
  Nanda: O wife, can any suitable girl be found in Gokula to whom we can marry our dear son?
  
  Yaśodā: O respectable husband, He is only a little boy. The milk is still in His mouth. Is this the right time to marry Him?
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (whispers to Kṛṣṇa) Friend, it is true that You have milk in Your mouth. And therefore, thousands of young gopīs, greedy for that milk, drink from Your mouth! (Kṛṣṇa smiles.)
  
   nandaḥ: vatsa, paśya paśya
  
  ahaha kamala-gandher atra saundarya-vṛnde
   vinihita-nayaneyaṁ tvan-mukhendor mukunda
  kuca-kalaśa-mukhābhyām ambara-knopam ambā
   tava muhur ati-harṣād varṣati kṣīra-dhārām
  
   vatsa-O child; paśya-see; paśya-see; ahaha-O!; kamala-of the lotus flowers; gandheḥ-of the fragrance; atra-here; saundarya-of beauty; vṛnde-abundance; vinihita-placed; nayanā-eyes; iyam-she; tvat-Your; mukha-of the face; indoḥ-of the moon; mukunda-O Mukunda; kuca-breasts; kalaśa-of the waterpotlike; mukhābhyām-from the necks; ambara-garments; knopam-moistened; ambā-mother; tava-Your; muhuḥ-constantly; ati-harṣāt-from great joy; varṣati-rains; kṣīra-of milk; dhārām-showers.
  
  Nanda: Child, look! Look! O Mukunda, with her eyes resting in the handsomeness of Your moon-like face, fragrant like a lotus flower, out of great joy Your mother again and again wets her garments with the showers of milk flowing from the pitchers of her breasts!
  
   (iti śrī-kṛṣṇam āliṅgya sānandam)
  jita-candra-parāga-candrikā-
   naladendīvara-candana-śriyam
  parito mayi śaitya-mādhurīṁ
   vahati sparśa-mahotsavas tava
  
   iti-thus; śrī-kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; āliṅgya-embracing; sa-ānandam-joyfully; jita-conquered; candra-parāga-of camphor; candrikā-moonlight; nalada-of the root of the vīraṇa plant; indīvara-of the blue lotus flower; candana-of sandalwood; śriyam-beauty; paritaḥ-everywhere; mayi-on me; śaitya-of coolness; mādhurīm-pleasentness; vahati-carries; sparśa-of touch; maha-utsavaḥ-great festival; tava-Your.
  
  (Nanda joyfully embraces Kṛṣṇa) The great festival of Your touch brings to me a sweet coolness that defeats that of camphor, moonlight, nalada, blue lotus flowers, and sandal paste!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: tāta, bubhukṣākṛṣṭam api mat-pratīkṣayā svayaṁ tastambhe go-kadambakaṁ tan nivartetāṁ tatra-bhavantau.
   nandaḥ: yathāha vatsaḥ (iti sasnehaṁ kṛṣṇam avalokyan sabhāryo niṣkrāntaḥ.)
  
   tāta-O father; bubhukṣā-by hunger; ākṛṣṭam-attracted; api-although; mat-my; pratīkṣayā-with expectation; svayam-personally; tastambhe-stood still; gaḥ-of the cows; kadambakam-multitude; tat-therefore; nivartetām-should turn back; tatra-there; bhavantau-you; yathā-as; āha-spoken; vatsaḥ-the child; iti-thus; sa-sneham-with affection; kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; avalokyan-looking at; sa-with; bhāryaḥ-his wife; niṣkrāntaḥ-he leaves.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O father, pulled by hunger, the cows wait for Me. Please return home!
  
  Nanda: As the child says. (Affectionately gazing at Kṛṣṇa, Nanda and Yāsodā exit.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (puro 'valokya)
  su-gandhau mākanda-prakara-makarandasya madhure
   vinisyande vandī-kṛta-madhupa-vṛndaṁ muhur idam
  kṛtāndolaṁ mandonnatibhir anilaiś candana-girer
   mamānandaṁ vṛndā-vipinam atulaṁ tundilayati
  
   puraḥ-ahead; avalokya-looking; su-gandhau-in the fragrance; mākanda-prakara-of the bunches of mango buds; makarandasya-of the honey; madhure-sweet; vinisyande-in the oozing; vandī-kṛta-turning them into panegyrists; madhupa-vṛṇdam-swarms of bumble-bees; muhuḥ-again and again; idam-this; kṛta-andolam-agitated; manda-unnatibhiḥ-moving softly; anilaiḥ-by the breezes; candana-gireḥ-from the Malaya Hills; mama-My; ānandam-pleasure; vṛndā-vipinam-the forest of Vṛndāvana; atulam-very much; tundilayati-increases more and more.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (looking ahead) With the sweet, fragrant nectar oozing from newly grown mango buds, always attracting swarms of bumble-bees and turning them into panegyrists, and its trembling in the softly moving breezes from the Malaya Hills, which are full of sandalwood trees, the forest of Vṛndāvana increases My happiness!
  
   rāmaḥ: śrīdāman, paśya paśya.
  vṛndāvanaṁ divya-latā-parītaṁ
   latāś ca puṣpa-sphuritāgra-bhājaḥ
  puṣpāṇi ca sphīta-madhu-vratāni
   madhu-vratāś ca śruti-hāri-gītāḥ
  
   śrīdāman-O Śrīdāmā; paśya-look; paśya-look; vṛndāvanam-the forest of Vṛndāvana; divya-latā-parītam-surrounded by divine creepers; latāḥ ca-and the creepers; puṣpa-by flowers; sphurita-distinguished; agra-bhājaḥ-possessing ends; puṣpāṇi-the flowers; ca-and; sphita-madhu-vratāni-having many maddened bumble-bees; madhu-vratāḥ-the bumble-bees; ca-and; śruti-hāri-gītāḥ-whose songs defeat the Vedic hymns and are pleasing to the ear.
  
  Rāma: O Śrīdāmā, this forest of Vṛndāvana is full of divine creepers and trees. The tops of the creepers are full of flowers, and intoxicated bumble-bees are buzzing around them, humming songs that please the ear and surpass even the Vedic hymns!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe madhumaṅgala, bhavad-vidhānām āsatti-śaṁsibhir vaṁśī-gītair ānandayāmi vṛndāṭavī-vāstavyḥn. (ity adhare veṇuṁ vinyasyati.)
   rāmaḥ: (sāścaryam) hanta, paraspara-viparyasta-svabhāvānām api bhāvānāṁ dharma-viparyayaḥ paśyata.
  
   sakhe-O friend; madhumaṅgala-Madhumaṅgala; bhavat-you; vidhānām-of those who are like; āsatti-nearby; śaṁsibhiḥ-sounding; vaṁśī-of the flute; gītaiḥ-with the songs; ānandayāmi-I delight; vṛndā-āṭavī-of the forest of Vṛndāvna; vāstavyān-inhabitants; iti-thus; adhare-to His lips; veṇum-the flute; vinyasyati-He places; sa-with; aścaryam-wonder; hanta-O; paraspara-mutual; viparyasta-opposite; svabhāvānām-of natures; api-even; bhāvānām-of objects; dharma-nature; viparyayaḥ-reverted; paśyata-just see.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend Madhumaṅgala, staying here with you and the other cowherd boys, I will delight all the inhabitants of Vṛndāvana forest with the sound of My flute. (Kṛṣṇa places the flute to His lips.)
  
  Rāma: (with wonder) Look! They acquire qualities opposite to their nature!
  
  jāta-stambhatayā payāṁsi saritāṁ kāṭhinyam āpedire
   grāvāṇo drava-bhāva-saṁvalanataḥ sākṣād amī mārdavam
  sthairyaṁ vepathunā jahur muhur agāj jāḍyād gatiṁ jaṅgamāṁ
   vaṁsīṁ cumbati hanta yāmuna-taṭī-krīḍā-kuṭumbe harau
  
   jāta-produced; stambhatayā-with the state of being stunned; payāṁsi-waters; saritām-of the streams; kāṭhinyam-hardness; āpedire-attained; grāvāṇaḥ-stones; drava-fluid; bhāva-nature; saṁvalanataḥ-from the contact; sākṣāt-immobility; amī mārdavam-??; sthairyaṁ-??: vepathunā-by trembling; jahuḥ-abandon; muhuḥ-at once; agāt-from the mountain; jāḍyāt-from the stiffness; gatim-movement; jaṅgamām-moving; vaṁsīm-flute; cumbati-when He touches to His lips; hanta-indeed; yāmuna-of the Yāmuna river; taṭī-on the bank; krīḍā-kuṭumbe-who performs many pastimes; harau-Hari.
  
  When Hari, enjoying pastimes on the banks of the Yamunā, kisses His flute and starts playing, the water streams become stunned and solid, the rocks melt, and the mountains, no longer standing still, tremble and walk about!
  
   madhumaṅgala: hī hī accari-am
  pa-uradara-galanda-cchīra-kalloliṇīhiṁ
   ṇa-a-kusuma-ladāṇaṁ hanta so-aṁ kuṇantī
  pivi-a mahura-vaṁśī-ṇāda-pi-usa-pūraṁ
   phura-i garu-a-saukkha-tthambhidā dheṇu-pattī
  
   hī-hī-Hee-hee!; accari-am-how wonderful; pa-uradara-very abundant; galanda-trickling; cchīra-of milk; kalloliṇīhim-with waves; na-a-fresh; kusuma-of flowers; ladāṇam-of creepers; hanta-O; so-am-sprinkling; kuṇantī-performing; pivi-a-having drunk; mahura-sweet; vaṁśī-of the flute; ṇāda-of the sound; pi-usa-of nectar; pūram-river; phura-i-is manifested; garu-a-intense; saukkha-with happiness; tthambhidā-stunned; dheṇu-of cows; pattī-multitude.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Hee-hee! How wonderful! Drinking the sweet sound of Kṛṣṇa's flute like a flood of nectar, the cows are stunned with bliss, and now they are sprinkling flowers and vines with waves of milk!
  
   (iti kṛṣṇaṁ hastena cālayan) bho pi-a-vāssa, kīsa ṇimbbharaṁ gavvā-esi. edā-e cce-a veṇu-jādī-e esā ummādi-ā pa-idī. ettha uṇa ṇimittamettaṁ kkhu tumam.
  
   iti-thus; kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; hastena-by the hand; cālayan-leads; bhaḥ-O!; pi-a-dear; vāssa-friend; kasi-from what?; ṇimbbharam-greatly; gavvā-esi-are You so proud; edā-e-of it; cce-a-certainly; veṇu-of bamboos; jādī-e-of the family; esā-she; unmādi-ā-intoxicating; pa-idī-energy; ettha-here; uṇa-on the contrary; nimitta-instrument; mettam-only; kkhu-indeed; tumam-you.
  
  (With a hand He pushes Kṛṣṇa) Bho! Dear friend, why are You so proud? By its very nature, this flute makes everyone mad with bliss. You are only the flute's helper!
  
   (ākāśe)
  rundhann ambu-bhṛtaś camatkṛti-paraṁ kurvan muhus tumburuṁ
   dhyānād antarayan sanandana-mukhān vismāpayan vedhasam
  autsukyāvalibhir baliṁ caṭulayan bhogīndram āghūrṇayan
   bhindann aṇḍa-kaṭāha-bhitim abhito babhrāma vaṁśī-dhvaniḥ
  
   rundhan-blocking; ambu-bhṛtaḥ-the clouds bearing rain; camatkṛti-param-full of wonder; kurvan-making; muhuḥ-at every moment; tumburum-the king of the Gandharvas, Tumburu; dhyānāt-from meditation; antarayan-disturbing; sanandana-mukhān-the great saintly persons headed by Sanandana; vismāpayan-causing wonder; vedhasam-even to Lord Brahmā; autsukya-āvalibhiḥ-with thoughts of curiosity; balim-King Bali; caṭulayan-agitating; bhogi-indram-the King of the Nāgas; āghūrṇayan-whirling around; bhindan-penetrating; aṇḍa-kaṭāha-bhitim-the strong coverings of the universe; abhitaḥ-all around; babhrāma-circulated; vaṁśī-dhvaniḥ-the vibration of the flute.
  
  (A voice in the sky:) The sound of Kṛṣṇa's flute blocked the movements of the rain clouds, amazed Tumburu, the king of the Gandharvas, and disturbed the meditation of great saints headed by Sanandana. It created wonder in Lord Brahmā, agitated the mind of Bali Mahārāja, made Ananta Śeṣa whirl around, and penetrated the strong coverings of the universe.
  
   rāmaḥ: (saharṣam. ūrdhvam avalokya svagatam) kathaṁ meghāntarito 'yaṁ surarṣiḥ padyam upavīṇayām āsa. (punar ākāśe kalakalaḥ)
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (ūrdhvam avalokya. sabhayam) abbamhaṇṇaṁ abbamhaṇṇaṁ. bho bho, palā-amha palā-amha.
   śrīdāmā: vā-ula. kiṁti ṇiraggalaṁ palavasi.
  
   sa-with; harṣam-joy; ūrdhvam-upwards; avalokya-looking; svagatam-aside; katham-how?; megha-clouds; antaritah-within; ayam-this; sura-ṛṣih-Nārada, the sage among the demigods; padyam-verse; upavīṇayām āsa-playing upon the vīṇā; punah-again; ākāśe-in the sky; kalakalaḥ-a rumbling sound; ūrdhvam-upwards; avalokya-looking; sa-with; bhayam-fear; abbamhaṇṇam-help!; abbamhaṇṇam-not favourable to brāhmaṇas (meaning "help", "a disgraceful deed is perpetrated"); bho bhaḥ-O! O!; palā-amha-let us flee; palā-amha-let us flee; vā-ula-O crazy fellow; kiṁti-why?; niraggalam-without restraint; palavasi-you are speaking foolishly.
  
  Rāma: (looking up, He happily says to Himself) Why does Nārada, hiding in the clouds, recite poetry and play his vīṇā?
  
  (A soft indistinct sound is again manifest in the sky.)
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (looking up, frightened) Help! The enemies of the brāhmaṇas! Bho! Bho! Run away! Run away!
  
  Śrīdāmā: O madman, why are you screaming?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (ūrdhvam avalokya. sabhayam) are mukkha go-āli-ā, kiṁ ṇa pekkhasi. eso samāruḍha-haṁso ṇaggeṇa bhu-aṅga-dhāriṇā keṇavi vedāleṇa saddhaṁ ca-ummuho ko vi jakkho rakkhaso vā ā-acchadi. (punar vīkṣya sotkampam.) hī māṇahe, ede a acchīhiṁ pūrida-savvaṅgaṁ kaṁpi dāṇāṁ aggekadu-a avare asurā gāṇaṁ ākkamandi. tā saṁkemi hada-kaṁsassa kiṁkarā huvissandi. (iti satrāsaṁ kṛṣṇa-kakṣāntare śiras tirayati.)
  
   ūrdhvam-upwards; avalokya-looking; sa-with; bhayam-fear; are-O!; mukkha-fool; go-āli-ā-cowherd boy; kim-do?; ṇa-not; pekkhasi-you see; esaḥ-he; samāruḍha-ascended; haṁsaḥ-swan; ṇaggeṇa-naked; bhu-aṅga-snake; dhāriṇā-holding; kenavi-by someone; vedāleṇa-ghost; saddham-accompanied; ca-ummuhaḥ-who has four heads; ko yi-someone; jakkhaḥ-Yakṣa; rakkhasaḥ-demon; vā-or; ā-acchadi-is coming; punah-again; vīkṣya-looking; sa-with; utkampam-trembling; hī-O!; māṇane-we consider; ede-these; a-and; acchīhim-with eyes; pūrida-filled; savva-entire; aṅgam-body; kaṁpi-someone; dāṇamām-demon; agge-kadu-a-having placed in front; avare-others; asurā-demons; gāṇam-the sky; ākkamandi-will enter; tā-that; saṁkemi-I believe; hada-killed; kaṁsassa-of Kaṁsa; kiṁkarā-servants; huvissandi-will become; iti-thus; sa-with; trāsam-fear; kṛṣṇa-of Kṛṣṇa; kakṣa-on the side; śiraḥ-head; tirayati-conceals.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (frightened, looking upwards) O foolish cowherd, don't you see? Riding on a swan, and accompanied by a naked ghost holding a snake, a four-headed yakṣa or rākṣasa approaches us!
  
  (Madhumaṅgala looks again and trembles) Led by the Dānava whose body is covered by eyes, all those demons are about to attack us from the sky! I think they are the servants of dead Kaṁsa!
  
  (Frightened Madhumaṅgala hides behind Kṛṣṇa.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam) katham ete veṇu-nāda-mādhurībhir ākṛṣṭāḥ payoda-vīthīm avagāhante diśām adhīśāḥ. (iti punar veṇuṁ kvaṇayati).
  
   svagatam-aside; katham-how?; ete-these; veṇu-of the flute; nāda-of the sound; mādhurībhiḥ-by the sweetness; ākṛṣṭāḥ-attracted; payoda-of clouds; vīthīm-multitude; avagāhante-enter deeply; diśām-of the directions; adhīśāḥ-controllers; iti-thus; punaḥ-again; veṇum-the flute; kvaṇayati-He plays.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (to Himself) Why, attracted by the sweetness of My flute-music, do the controllers of the directions now hide in the clouds? (He again plays the flute.)
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (vilokya socchvāsam ātmagatam) ede duṭṭha-dāṇa-ā vāssassa veṇu-sadda-metteṇa vimhalā bhavi-a sajjhaseṇa mujjhanti. tā jī-ido mhi. (iti sāṭopaṁ parikramya prakāśam.) re re duṭṭhā asurā, ciṭṭhada. eso haṁ sāveṇa cāveṇa vā tumhāṇaṁ muṇḍā-im khaṇḍemi. (iti daṇḍam udyamya muhur ūrdhvaṁ kūrdati.)
  
   vilokya-seeing; sa-with; ucchvāsam-a deep breath; ātmagatam-attained; ede-these; duṭṭha-wicked; dāṇa-ā-demons; vāssassa-of my dear friend; veṇu-of the flute; sadda-of the sound; metteṇa-by only; vimhalā-agitated; bhavi-a-having become; sajjhasena-with fear; mujjhanti-become bewildered; tā-therefore; jī-alive; mhi-I am; iti-thus; sa-with; ātopam-with pride; parikramya-strutting about; prakāśam-openly; re re-O! O!; duṭṭhā-wicked; asurā-demons; ciṭṭhada ciṭṭhada-Stand! Stand!; esaḥ-he; ham-I; sāvena-by the curse; cāveṇa-by the bow; vā-or; tumhāṇam-your; muṇḍā-im-heads; khaṇḍemi-I will break; iti-thus; dandam-a stick; udyamya-shaking; muhuh-for a moment; kurdati-jumps.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (looking and sighing with relief). These wicked demons have become bewildered by the sound of My dear friend's flute and now they are overcome with fear! I am alive! (Proudly strutting about) O wicked demons, stand! Stand! Be damned! I will break your heads with my bow! (Shaking a stick, Madhumaṅgala jumps about.)
  
   rāmaḥ: (vihasya) vayasya, maivaṁ bravīḥ. etau bhagavantau hara-hiraṇyagarbhau. savyataś cāmī purandarādayo vṛndārakāḥ.
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: suṭṭhu. (samāśvasya) bho, jāṇanteṇa cce-a ma-e edaṁ paḍihasidam. tado tumhemiṁ kkhu rakkhasa-buddhi-e bhīlu-ehiṁ palā-iduṁ pa-uttam.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā) haṁho devānām-priya, nijām eva jālmatāṁ teṣu saṅkrāmayasi.
  
   vihasya-smiling; mā-don't; evam-in this way; bravīḥ-speak; etau-these; bhagāntau-lords; hara-Śiva; hiraṇyagarbhau-and Brahmā; savyataḥ-on the left; ca-and; amī-these; purandara-Indra; ādayaḥ-and other demigods; vṛndārakāḥ-leaders of the demigods; suṭṭhu-clearly; samāśvasya-sighing with relief; bhaḥ-O!; jāṇanteṇa-undertansding; cce-a-certainly; ma-e-by me; edam-this; paḍihasidam-laughable; tadaḥ-therefore; tumhemim-by you; kkhu-indeed; rakkhasa-Rākṣasa; buddhi-e-with the conception; bhīlu-ehim-by the frightened; palā-idum-to flee; pa-uttam-begun; smitvā-smiling; haṁhaḥ-O!; devānām-of the demigods; priya-dear; nijām-own; eva-certainly; jālmatām-foolishness; teśu-on them; saṅkrāmayasi-you transfer.
  
  Rāma: (smiling) Friend, don't talk like that. These two person are Brahmā and Śiva, and on their left are Indra and other demigods.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Indeed! (He sighs with relief.) I knew that. I was only joking, but you got scared. Thinking the demigods were rākṣasas, you were going to run away in fear!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling) O friend of the demigods, in others you see your own foolishness.
  
   rāmaḥ: paśyata paśyata.
  aṣṭābhiḥ śruti-puṭakair nava-vaiṇava-kākalīṁ kalayan
  śata-dhṛtir api dhṛti-mukto marāla-pṛṣṭhe muhur luṭhati
  
   paśyata paśyata-look! Look!; aṣṭābhiḥ-eight; śruti-puṭakaiḥ-with ears; nava-new; vaiṇava-from the flute; kākalīm-music; kalayan-hearing; śata-dhṛtiḥ-Lord Brahmā, who performed a hundred sacrifices; api-even; dhṛti-from composure; muktaḥ-free; marāla-of the swan; pṛṣṭhe-on the back; muhuh-constantly; luṭhati-rolls.
  
  Rāma: Look! Look! With eight ears, Brahma listens to Kṛṣṇa's flute-music, and, overcome with ecstasy, rolls about on the back of his swan!
  
   (ākāśe punar vīṇā-gītiḥ)
  udite hari-vaktrendau
   veṇu-nāda-sudhā-muci
  hanta rudra-samudreṇa
   sva-maryādā vilaṅghitā
  
   ākāśe-in the sky; punaḥ-again; vīṇā-of the vina; gītiḥ-music;
  udite-arisen; hari-of Hari; vaktra-of the face; indau-the moon; veṇu-of the flute; nāda-of the sound; sudhā-nectar; muci-emitting; hanta-O; rudra-of Lord Śiva; samudreṇa-by the ocean; sva-own; maryādā-limits; vilaṅghitā-surpassed.
  
  (Again the sounds of the vīṇā and singing in the sky.) Ah! When, emitting the nectar of flute music, the moon of Hari's face rises, the ocean of the Lord Śiva floods beyond it's boundaries!
  
   rāmaḥ:
  sotkaṇṭhaṁ muralī-kalā-parimalān ākarṇya ghūrṇat-tanor
   etasyākṣi-sahasrataḥ sura-pater aśrūṇi sasrur bhuvam
  citraṁ vāri-dharān vināpi tarasā yair adya dhārāmayair
   dūrāt paśyata deva-mātṛkam abhūd vṛndāṭavī-maṇḍalam
  
   sa-with; utkaṇṭham-ardent longing; muralī-of the flute; kalā-of the artistry; parimalān-sweet aroma; ākarṇya-having heard; ghūrṇat-shaking; tanoḥ-body; etasya-of him; akṣi-from the eyes; sahasrataḥ-thoūsands; sura-of the demigods; pateḥ-of the king (Indra); aśrūṇi-tears; sasruḥ-flowed; bhuvam-to the earth; citram-wonderful; vāri-dharān-rainclouds; vinā-without; api-even; tarasā-quickly; yaih-by which; adya-today; dhārā-mayaih-consisting of rains; dūrāt-from a great distance; paśyata-look; deva-mātṛkam-moistened only by rain-water; abhūt-became; vṛndāṭavī-of the forest of Vṛndāvana; maṇḍalam-circle.
  
  Rāma: Just see the wonder! Eagerly hearing the sound of Kṛṣṇa's flute, Indra, the king of heaven, is trembling and crying out of ecstasy! Though the sky is clear of clouds, Vṛndāvana has been nourished by showers made of these tears!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam) purāṇānām amīṣāṁ purastād vihāre saṅkucanti me ceto-vṛttavyaḥ. tad agre yāmi. (iti taruṇām antaram āsādya prakāśam.) sakhe madhumaṅgala, paśya mādhavīyāṁ vana-mādhurīm.
  
   svagatam-aside; purānāṇām-of elderly persons; amīṣām-of these; purastāt-in the presence; vihāre-in pastimes; saṅkucanti-shrink; me-my; cetaḥ-of the mind; vṛttayaḥ-activities; tat-therefore; agre-ahead; yāmi-I will go; iti-thus; tarūṇām-of trees; antaram-under; āsādya-goes; prakāśam-clearly; sakhe-O friend; madhumaṅgala-Madhumaṅgala; paśya-look; mādhavīyām-in the spring; vana-of the forest; mādhurīm-the charming beauty.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (to Himself) I feel uncomfortable and can't play freely in the presence of demigods. I will go ahead. (He goes under trees.) O friend Madhumaṅgala, look at the sweetness of the forest in spring!
  
  kvacid bhṛṅgī-gītaṁ kvacid anila-bhaṅgī-śiśiratā
   kvacid vallī-lāsyaṁ kvacid amala-mallī-parimalaḥ
  kvacid dhārā-śālī karaka-phala-pālī-rasa-bharo
   hṛṣīkāṇāṁ vṛndaṁ pramadayati vṛndāvanam idam
  
   kvacit-somwhere; bhṛṅgī-gītam-the humming songs of the bumble-bees; kvacit-somewhere; anila-bhaṅgī-śiśiratā-coolness from the waves of the mild breezes; kvacit-somewhere; amala-mallī-parimalaḥ-the pure fragrance of the mallikā flowers; kvacit-somewhere; dhārā-śālī-abounding in showers; karaka-phala-pālī-of pomegranate fruits; rasa-bharaḥ-sweet juice; hṛṣīkānām-of the senses; vṛndam-to the group; pramadayati-is giving pleasure; vṛndāvanam-the forest of Vṛndāvana; idam-this.
  
  My dear friend, this forest of Vṛndāvana is giving great pleasure to our senses! Somewhere bumble-bees are singing, and in some places gentle cool breezes are blowing. Somewhere the creepers and tree branches are dancing, the mallikā flowers are spreading a pure fragrance, and sweet juice is constantly flowing from ripe pomegranates.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho vāssa, edā paduṭṭha-bhiṅgi-bhānkari-e kiṁ kaudūhalaṁ tujjha vundāṭa-i-e, ahaṁ kkhu ca-uvvihehiṁ aṇṇehiṁ savv-indi-ahāriṇīṁ go-ulesari-e rasava-iṁ jjevva daṭṭhūṇa rañjemi.
  
   bhaḥ-O; vāssa-friend; edā-these; paduṭṭha-wicked; bhiṅgi-bumble-bees; bhānkari-e-causing fear; kim-what is the use?; me-to me; kaudūhalam-delight; tujjha-Your; vundāṭa-i-e-of the forest of Vṛndāvana; aham-I; kkhu-certainly; ca-uvvihehim-with four kinds; aṇṇehim-of foodstuffs; savv-indi-a-all the senses; hāriṇīm-attracting; go-ula-of Gokula; īsari-e-by the queen (mother Yaśodā); rasava-im-palatable; jjevva-indeed; daṭṭhūṇa-seeing; rānjemi-I become overjoyed.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: O dear friend, how can I be happy in Your Vṛndāvana forest filled with angry bumble-bees? I become happy only when I see the four kinds of delicious food that pleases all the senses, cooked by Gokula's queen!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: vayasya, vandasya vṛndāṭavīm eva. sphutam asyāḥ purāṇa-vallarībhir api tavābhīṣṭaṁ phalam ullāsayituṁ samarthyate.
  
   vayasya-O friend; vandasya-you should offer obeisances; vṛndā-āṭavīm-to the forest of Vṛndāvna; eva-certainly; sphuṭam-clearly; asyāḥ-of it; purāṇa-ancient; vallarībhiḥ-by creepers; api-even; tava-your; abhīṣṭam-desired; phalam-fruit; ullāsayitum-to manifest; samarthyate-is able.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, you should bow down before Vṛndāvana forest. Its ancient vines can fulfill any your desire.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho pi-a-vāssa, tumaṁ saccavāditti savva-lo-ehiṁ bhaṇijjasi. tā imassa tujjha vāṇassa ma-e parīcchā kādavvā. (ity añjaliṁ badhvā) bho vallarī-e, esohaṁ vandāmi. buhukkhido me vāsso. tā dentu khaṇḍa-laḍḍu-ā-iṁ.
  
   bhaḥ-O; pi-a-dear; vāssa-friend; tumam-you; saccavāditti-as one who speaks the truth; savva-all; lo-ehim-by the people; bhaṇijjasi-are described; tā-therefore; imassa-of this; tujjha-Your; vāṇassa-of the words; ma-e-by me; parīcchā-investigation; kādavvā-should be done; iti-thus; añjalim baddhvā-he folds his hands; bhaḥ-O; vallarī-e-creepers; esoham-I; vandāmi-offer obeisances to you; buhukkhidaḥ-hungry; me-my; vāssaḥ-friend; tā-therefore; dentu-may give; khaṇḍa-laḍḍu-ā-im-laḍḍu candies.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Dear friend, everyone says You are very honest. Now I will see if it's true. (Madhumaṅgala folds his hands) O vines of Vṛndāvana forest, I bow down before you! My friend is very hungry, please give Him many sweet laḍḍu candies!
  
   (praviśya modaka-pātra-hastā paurṇamāsī)
   paurṇamāsī: candrānana, gṛhāṇa rasajñāmodakān abhūn modakāh.
   rāmaḥ: (sasmitam) vayasya, dṛṣṭā jarad-vallarī-vadānyatā.
   paurṇamāsī: saṅkarṣaṇa, jarad-ballavī-vadānyateti bhaṇyatām.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: ārye, keyaṁ jarad-ballavī.
   paurṇamāsī: candramukha, mukharā.
  
   praviśya-entering; modaka-candies; pātra-plate; hastā-in her hand; paurṇamāsī-Paurṇamāsī; candra-moon; ānana-face; gṛhāṇa-please take; rasajña-to the epicures; āmodakān-delighting; amun-these; modakān-candies; sa-with; smitam-a smile; vayasya-O friend; dṛṣṭā-seen; jarat-ancient; vallarī-of the creeper; vadānyatā-generosity; sānkarśaṇa-O Balarāma; jarat-ancient; ballavī-gopī; vadānyatā-generosity; iti-thus; bhaṇyatām-may be described; ārye-O pious woman; kā-who?; iyam-this; jarat-elderly; ballavī-gopī; candra-moon; ānana-face; mukharā-Mukharā-gopī.
  
  (Carrying a plate of sweets in her hand, Paurṇamāsī enters.)
  
  Paurṇamāsī: O moon-faced boy, please take these sweet candies.
  
  Rāma: (smiling) Friend, see the generosity of this ancient vine!
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Balarāma, everyone says that elderly gopī is very generous.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O noble lady, which elderly gopī do you mean?
  
  Paurṇamāsī: It is Mukharā-gopī, O moon-faced one.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: tayā kim akāṇde khaṇḍa-laḍḍukāni samarpitāni.
   paurṇamāsī: naptrī tāvad etayā abhimanyoḥ pāṇau pariṇāyitā. tad-utsavābhirūpaḥ samudācāro 'yam anusasre.
  
   tayā-by her; kim-what?; akāṇḍe-unexpectedly; khaṇḍa-laḍḍukāni-candies; samarpitāmi-offered; naptrī-grand-daughter; tāvat-so much; etayā-by her; abhimanyoḥ-of Abhimanyu; pāṇau-the hand; pariṇāyitā-accepted in marriage; tat-of that; utsava-festival; abhirūpaḥ-corresponding; samudācāraḥ-gift; ayam-this; anusasre-following the custom.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Why does she unexpectedly send these laḍḍu candies to us?
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Her granddaughter was married to Abhimanyu. Following tradition, she is distributing gifts to celebrate.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: keyaṁ naptrī.
   paurṇamāsī: rādhikābhidhāna kācid ānanda-kaumudī.
  
   kā-who?; iyam-this; naptrī-granddaughter; rādhikā-Rādhā; abhidhānā-named; kācit-some girl; ānanda-bliss; kaumudī-moonlight.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Who is her granddaughter?
  
  Pauṛnamāsī: Her name is Rādhikā, and She is delightful like moonlight.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (saromāncaṁ svagatam) śrutaṁ nūnam ambayoḥ saṁvāde śaśvad asyāḥ sauṣṭhavam. (iti kampamāno vrīḍāṁ nāṭayati.)
   paurṇamāsī: (svagatam) kṛṣṇaṁ vilakṣam avekṣya nūnaṁ rāmaḥ savyājam asau savyataḥ prayāti.
  
   sa-romañcam-hairs standing upright; svagatam-aside; śrutam-heard; nūnam-just now; ambayoḥ-of the two mothers (Yaśodā and Rohiṇī); saṁvāde-in the conversation; śaśvat-constantly; asyāh-her; sauṣṭhavam-superexcellent beauty and qualities; iti-thus; kampamānaḥ-trembling; vrīḍām-bashfulness; nāṭayati-represents dramatically; svagatam-aside; kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; vilakṣam-bashful; aveksya-having noticed; nūnam-now; rāmaḥ-Balarāma; savyājam-cleverly; asau-this; savyataḥ-from the left side; prayāti-goes.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (the hairs of His body stand on end, and He says to Himself) In the talk of My two mothers I heard how beautiful this girl is. (He becomes embarrassed and trembles.)
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (aside) Seeing Kṛṣṇa's embarrassment, on some pretext clever Balarāma stepped aside.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (punar ātmagatam) vikriyāṁ saṅgopayituṁ prasaṅgāntaram aṅgī-kuryām. (prakāśam) ārye, adya madhu-vāsare tvayāpi kācin mahotsava-lakṣmīr alaṅkriyatām. paśya jarad-vallī-śreṇīr iyaṁ phullā pallavitā ca.
  
   punaḥ-again; ātma-gatam-to Himself; vikriyām-this transformation; saṅgopayitum-to conceal; prasaṅga-love; antaram-within; angī-kuryām-may I accept; prakāśam-openly; ārye-O pious woman; adya-today; madhu-pleasant; vāsare-day; tvayā-by you; api-certainly; kācit-some; mahā-great; utsava-festival; lakṣmīḥ-opulences; alaṅkriyatām-decorated; paśya-just see; jarat-ancient; vallī-of creepers; śreṇīḥ-multitudes; iyam-this; phullāḥ-abounding in flowers; pallavitāḥ-blossomed; ca-and.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (again says to Himself) To conceal these ecstatic symptoms, I should change the subject of our talking. (Openly) O noble lady, because of your coming, this spring day has become decorated with a great festival of beauty. Look how these ancient vines are blossoming with many flowers!
  
   paurṇamāsī: (sasmitam) nāgara, tavaiva mahotsvānām avasaro 'yaṁ samvṛttaḥ. yad atra puṣpāṇāṁ pallavānāṁ ca tṛṣṇayā ballavānāṁ vilāsinyaḥ sameṣyanti.
  
   sa-with; smitam-a smile; nāgara-O hero; tava-Your; eva-certainly; mahā-great; utsavānām-of festivals; avasaraḥ-opportunity; ayam-this; samrṭtaḥ-arrived; yat-which; atra-here; puṣpāṇām-of flowers; pallavānām-of buds; ca-and; tṛṣṇayā-by the desire; ballavānām-of the cowherd men; vilāsinyaḥ-the beautiful wives; sameṣyanti-will assemble.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (smiling) O hero, the auspicious moment of Your great festival has come. Thirsting to gather many flowers and leaves, the playful gopīs will soon come here.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sasmitaṁ tiryag avekṣya.) ārye, tataḥ kim.
   paurṇamāsī: (vihasya) vilāsin, sva-vāsanānusārād anyathā mā śaṅkiṣṭāḥ. param evam abhiprāyāmi. tatas tāsāṁ śūnyeṣu sadmasu sakhibhis te sukham apahartavyāni gavyāni.
  
   sa-with; smitam-a smile; tiryak-crookedly; avekṣya-looking; ārye-O pious woman; tataḥ kim-how is that?; vihasya-laughing; vilāsin-O playful boy; sva-own; vāsanā-desire; anusārāt-because of the nature; anyathā-otherwise; mā-don't; śaṅkiṣṭāḥ-be afraid; param-other; evam-certainly; abhiprāyā asmi-I intend; tataḥ-therefore; tāsām-of them; śūnyeṣu-empty; sadmasu-in the houses; sakhibhiḥ-with friends; te-Your; sukham-happily; apahartavyāni-will be stollen; gavyāni-milk products.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling, He looks at her with crooked eyes.) Noble lady, how is that?
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (laughing) Playful boy, don't worry. It is not against Your desires. I will say what I mean. When they come here, You and Your friends can happily steal the butter and yogurt from their empty houses.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: dhūrte, kiṁ parihasyate. paśya komala-mañjarīm avacinvatīnāṁ ballavīnāṁ maṇḍalena khaṇḍitāni me vṛndāṭavī-śākhi-viṭapāni. tad etās te nivāraṇīyāḥ.
  
   dhuṛte-O cunning; kim-why?; parihasyate-is there laughter; paśya-just look; komala-gentle; mañjarīm-blossom; avacinvatīnām-collecting; ballavīnām-of the gopīs; maṇḍalena-by the multitude; khaṇḍitāni-broken; me-My; vṛndā-āṭavī-in the forest of Vṛndāvana; śākhi-viṭapāni-branches and twigs; tat-therefore; etāḥ-they te-by you; nivāraṇīyāḥ-should be prevented.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O cunning woman, why do you laugh? Look! The branches and twigs in My Vṛndāvana forest were broken by these gopīs picking the tender blossoms! It is your duty to stop them!
  
   paurṇamāsī: mohana, navya-stabakottaṁsinā bhavataiva samullāsito 'yaṁ kusumeśu-rāgo ballavīnām. tāḥ katham ito nivāryatām.
  
   mohana-O charming boy; navya-fresh; stabaka-bunches of flowers; uttamsina-wearing a crown; bhavata-by You; eva-certainly; samullasitah-delighted; ayam-this; kusumesu-in the flowers (or amorous feelings); ragah-attachment; ballavinam-of the gopis; tah-them; katham-how; itah-therefore; nivaryatam-may they be restrained;
  
  Paurṇamāsī: O charming boy, it is because You have decorated your crown with bunches of flowers that these gopīs are so eager to obtain them! How can I stop these girls?
  
  Or: O enchanting boy, it is because You have decorated your crown with bunches of flowers that these gopīs have become filled with amorous desires! How can I stop them?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā) ayi bālākā-valakṣa-keśi. kathopakramād vakram eva panthānam adhirūḍhāsi. yad aparādhikāsv api ballavīṣu pakṣa-pātaṁ na muñcasi.
  
   smitvā-smiling; ayi-O; balākā-of cranes; valakṣa-white; keśi-hairs; kathā-of speech; upakramāt-from the activity; vakram-crooked; eva-certainly; panthānam-path; adhirūḍhā-ascended; asi-you are; yat-because; aparādhikāsu-offenders; api-although; ballavīśu-gopīs; pakṣa-pātam-taking their side; na-not; muñcasi-you abandon.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O woman with hair as white as a crane's feathers, with these words you walk a crooked path. Although these gopīs are offenders, you don't give up your affection for them.
  
   paurṇamāsī: sundara, samprati sarādhikāḥ khalu ballavyaḥ katham aparādhikāḥ santu. tena te priyasya punnāgasyāpi sumanasteyaṁ haṭhena kariṣyanti.
  
   sundara-O beautiful boy; samprati-at the present time; sa-accompanied by; rādhikāḥ-Rādhā; khalu-indeed; ballavyaḥ-gopīs; katham-how?; aparadhikāḥ-offenders; santu-have become; tena-by that; te-of You; priyasya-dear; punnāgasya-of the punnāga tree; api-only; sumanah-flower; steyam-theft; haṭhena-by force; kariśyanti-will do.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: O handsome boy, how is it that Rādhikā and the gopīs became offenders? They will only steal a few flowers from Your favorite punnāga tree!
  
  Or: They will only steal the mind of You, the best of youths!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam) hanta, kathaṁ maṇohāriṇī saiva daivāt punar āvartate rādhikā-vārtā.
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (svagatam) kahaṁ rānīti ṇāma-matta-eṇa unmaṇā-edi eso. (prakāśam) bho vāssa, mā kkhu imā-e uvari ṇibbharaṁ satiṇṇo hohi.
  
   svagatam-aside; hanta-O; katham-how?; manohāriṇī-enchanting to the mind; sā-she; eva-certainly; daivāt-because of fate; punaḥ-again; āvartate-turns; rādhikā-of Rādhā; vārtā-news; svagatam-aside; kaham-how?; rāhīti-Rādhā; nāma-the name; matta-eṇa-only by; unmanā-edi-is agitated; esaḥ-He; prakāśam-openly; bhaḥ-O; vāssa-friend; mā-don't; kkhu-indeed; imā-e-of this; uvari-in regard; ṇibbharam-excessively; satiṇṇaḥ-full of desire; hohi-become.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (to Himself) Ah! Destiny again brought Me news of Rādhikā, news that enchants My mind!
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (aside) Why does the name "Rādhā" excite Him so much? (Openly) Friend, don't become so thirsty after this!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sapraṇaya-roṣam) dhig vācāla, kutrāhaṁ satṛṣṇaḥ.
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho, mā kuppaha. sarasā-e manoharālī-e uvari tti bhaṇāmi.
  
   sa-with; praṇaya-love; roṣam-anger; dhik-fie!; vācāla-O talkative one; kutra-from what?; aham-I; sa-tṛṣṇaḥ-full of desire; bhaḥ-O; mā-don't; kuppaha-become angry; sarasā-e-beautiful; manoharālī-e-who is attracting the mind; uvari-in relation to; tti-thus; bhaṇāmi-I am speaking.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with loving anger) O talkative friend! After what do I thirst?
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Bho! Don't be angry! I was talking about these sweet "manoharā" candies.
  
  Or: Bho! Don't be angry! I was talking about one attractive gopī who stole Your mind!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, bhrānto 'si. nemāni manoharākhyāni kintu mauktikākhyāni laḍḍukāni.
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (vihasya) pi-a-vāssa, ṇa kkhu ahaṁ bhamisīle rāhā-cakked vaṭṭāmi. kudo bhamissam.
  
   sakhe-O friend; bhrāntaḥ-bewildered; asmi-I am; na-not; imāni-these; manohara-manohara; ākhyāni-named; kintu-but; mauktika-mauktika (similar to pearls); ākhyāni-named; laḍḍukāni-laḍḍu candies; vihasya-laughing; pi-a-dear; vāssa-friend; ṇa-not; kkhu-indeed; aham-I; bhami-bewildering; sīle-nature; rāhā-of Rādhā (Visākhā); cakke-constellation; vaṭṭāmi-situated; kudaḥ-from what cause?; bhamissam-to become bewildered.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O friend, you misunderstood. These candies are not called "manoharā", but "mauktika".
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (laughs) Friend, I am not affected by the Rādhā constellation, which has a bewildering nature! How could I make mistake?
  
   paurṇamāsī: (svagatam) satyaṁ parihasyate baṭunā, yad eṣa bhāvodvṛtta-ceto-vṛttitayā vailakṣya-bhāg abhilakṣyate tad adya pūrṇa-kāṁasmi. (prakāśam) sundara, kṛtam atrotkaṇṭhayā. sā viṣṇu-pada-vīthī-sañcāriṇī rādhā nṛ-loke kena labhyatām.
  
   svagatam-aside; satyam-in truth; parihasyate-joked; baṭunā-by this boy; yat-because; eṣaḥ-He; bhāva-by feelings; udvṛtta-expanded; cetaḥ-heart; vṛttitayā-by the activity; vailakṣya-bhāk-embarrassed; abhilakṣyate-appears; tat-therefore; pūrṇa-fulfilled; kāmā-desires; asmi-I am; prakāśam-openly; sundara-O beautiful boy; kṛtam-performed; atra-here; utkaṇṭhayā-with longings; sā-she; viṣṇu-of Lord Viṣṇu; pada-vīthī-the domain (the sky); sañcāriṇī-moving; rādhā-Rādhā; nṛ-of humans; loke-on the sphere; kena-by what?; labhyatām-can be attained.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (to Herself) Madhumaṅgala teases Kṛṣṇa, whose heart overcome with emotions, and now Kṛṣṇa is embarrassed. Today all my desires are fulfilled. (Openly) O handsome boy, what is the use of this longing? How can anyone in the world of humans attain the Rādhā constellation wandering in the sky?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sasmitam. viṣṇu-pada-vīthīm avekṣya rāmam anusarpan.) ārya, vyatīteyaṁ madhyāhna-maryāda. tataḥ kālindī-tīre. 'vatīrya samāpāyantu bhavantaḥ paśūnām āpānīya-tṛṣṇām. svadayantu ca svādūni laḍḍukāni. mayā tu suhṛttamābhyāṁ śrīdāma-subalābhyāṁ saha muhūrtam agrato viśramitavyam. (rāmaḥ sakhibhiḥ saha niṣkrantaḥ).
  
   sa-with; smitam-a smile; viṣṇu-pada-vīthīm-at the sky; avekṣya-looking; rāmam-to Balarāma; anusarpan-gooing; ārye-O noble Rāma; vyatīta-passed; madhya-ahna-the middle of the day; maryādā-the limit; tataḥ-therefore; kālindī-of the Yamunā river; tīre-on the shore; avatīrya-having gone; samāpayantu-should bring to an end; bhavantaḥ-You; paśūnām-of the cows; āpānīya-for water; tṛṣṇām-thirst; svadayantu-may relish; ca-and; svādūni-delicious; laḍḍukāni-laḍḍu candies; mayā-by Me; tu-but; suhṛttamābhyām-with the two dear friends; śrīdāma-Śrīdāmā; subalābhyām-and Subala; saha-along with; muhūrtam-a moment; agrataḥ-in front; viśramitavyam-should rest; rāmaḥ-Balarāma; sakhibhiḥ-by the friends; saha-accompanied; niṣkrantaḥ-exits.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling, He glances at the sky and then approaches Rāma) O noble brother, it is already late. Please take the cows to the Yamunā's shore, let them satisfy their thirst, and enjoy these tasty laḍḍu sweets with the cowherd boys. I will rest for a while with my dear friends Śrīdāmā and Subala.
  
  (Rāma and the cowherd boys exit.)
  
   paurṇamāsī: (svagatam) mayāpi praticchandasya siddhim avadhārayituṁ gantavyam. (iti kṛṣṇam abhinandya parikrāmati).
  
   svagatam-aside; mayā-by me; api-even; praticchandasya-of a picture; siddhim-perfection; avadhārayitum-to understand; gantavyam-should be gone to; iti-thus; kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; abhinandya-having greeted; parikrāmati-circumambulates.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (aside) I should go and see if the picture of Kṛṣṇa is finished. (Saying farewell to Kṛṣṇa she exits.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (padāntare sthitvā). sakhe śrīdāman, kiṁ dṛṣṭa-pūrvā te jagad-apurvā rādhā.
   (śrīdāmā salajja-smitam mukham avañcayati).
   subalaḥ: vāssa, diṭṭha-pūvvetti kiṁ etti-aṁ bhaṇāsi. ṇa imassa vahiṇī kkhu esā.
  
   pada-a step; antare-within; sthitvā-having stood; sakhe-O friend; śrīdāman-Śrīdāmā; kim-have; dṛṣṭa-seen; pūrvā-before; jagat-in the universe; apurvā-unprecedented; rādhā-Rādhā; śrīdāmā-Śrīdāmā; sa-lajja-embarrassed; smitam-smile; mukham-face; vancayati-lowers; vāssa-O friend; diṭṭha-seen; pūvvetti-before; kim-what?; etti-am-in this way; bhaṇasi-are You saying; na-indeed; imassa-his; vahiṇī-sister; kkhu-certainly; esā-she.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (takes one step, and then pauses) Friend Śrīdāmā, have you ever seen this Rādhā, the most beautiful girl in the universe?
  
  (Smiling with embarrassment, Śrīdāmā lowers his face.)
  
  Subala: Friend, why do You ask if he has seen her? Rādhā is his sister!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: tad ehi. kṣaṇam atra kadamba-sambādhe rodhasi niviśya rādhānudhāvanād udvegi ceto vaṁśi-vādana-vinodenāyataḥ kṣipāmi.
  (iti niṣkrantāḥ.)
  
   tat-therefore; ehi-please go; kṣaṇam-a moment; atra-here; kadamba-of kadamba trees; sambādhe-full; rodhasi-on the shore; niviśya-having stopped; rādhā-Rādhā; anubhāvanāt-because of anxious thought; udvegi-with the pastimes; anyataḥ-in some other place; kṣipāmi-I will throw; iti-thus; niṣkrantāḥ-they exit.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Come. Let us go under these kadamba trees by the riverbank. I will absorb my mind, agitated by thoughts of Rādhā, in playing the flute.
  
  (They exit.)
  
   paurṇamāsī: (parikramya puraḥ paśyantī paśyantī sānandam.) katham ita eva vayasyayā vihasyamāṇa vikrīḍati me vatseyaṁ rādhikā. (iti latāntare sthitvā).
  
   parikramya-having circumambulated; puraḥ-before the eyes; paśyantī-seeing; sa-with; ānandam-delight; katham-how?; itaḥ-here; eva-certainly; vayasyayā-with a friend; vihasyamānā-being made to laugh; vikrīḍati-playing; me-my; vatsā-daughter; iyam-this; rādhikā-Rādhā; iti-thus; latā-the creeper; antare-within; sthitvā-having stood.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (walking about, she looks ahead and becomes joyful.) Why is my child Rādhā here, joking with Her sakhi? (She hides behind a vine.)
  
  balād akṣnor lakṣmiḥ kavalayati navyaṁ kuvalayaṁ
   mukhollāsaḥ phullaṁ kamala-vanam ullaṅghayati ca
  daśāṁ kaṣṭām aṣṭā-padam api nayaty āṅgika-rucir
   vicitraṁ rādhāyāḥ kim api kila rūpaṁ vilasati
  
   balāt-by force; akṣnoḥ-of the two eyes; lākṣmīḥ-the beauty; kavalayati-devours; navyam-fresh; kuvalayam-lotus flower; mukha-ullāsaḥ-the beauty of the face; phullam-fructified; kamala-vanam-a forest of lotus flowers; ullaṅghayati-surpasses; ca-also; daśām-to a situation; kaṣtām-painful; aṣṭā-padam-gold; api-even; nayati-brings; āṅgika-ruciḥ-the luster of the body; vicitram-wonderful; rādhāyāḥ-of Rādhā; kim api-some; kila-certainly; rūpam-the beauty; vilasati-manifests.
  
  Rādhā's eyes have absorbed the beauty of the new blue lotuses, the shining of Her face surpasses that of an entire forest of fully blossomed lotus flowers, and Her bodily luster shames even gold. Thus the wonderful beauty of Rādhā is manifested here.
  
   tad etayor nirmala-narma-goṣṭhī-pratibandhaṁ parihantī vīrun- niruddhenādhunā viśākhāṁ yāmi.
   (iti niṣkrantā.)
  
   tat-therefore; etayoḥ-of the two; nirmala-pure; narma-joking; goṣṭhī-conversation; pratibandham-in relation to; parharantī-shunning; virut-by the creepers; niruddhena-hidden; adhunā-now; viśākhām-to Viṣākhā-gopī; yāmi-I will go; iti-thus; niṣkrantā-she exits.
  
  Without interrupting their joyful conversation, I will go, hidden by these vines, to Viśākhā.
  
  (Paurṇamāsī exits.)
  
   (tataḥ praviśati lalitayānugamyamānā rādhikā.)
   rādhikā: halā lalide kiṁ karedi ajji-ā.
   lalitā: sahi, tuha surade-assa pū-ākide esā tamāla-tale vedi-aṁ ṇimmādi.
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; lalitayā-by Lalitā; anugamyamāmā-followed; rādhikā-Rādhā; halā-O; lalide-Lalitā; kim-what?; karedi-is doing; ajji-ā-the noble-gopi; sahi-O friend; tuha-your; sura-de-assa-of the sun-god; pū-ā-worship; kide-performed; esā-she; tamāla-of a tamala tree; tale-at the base; vedi-am-altar; ṇimmādi-is constructing.
  
  (Followed by Lalitā, Rādhā enters.)
  
  Rādhikā: Lalitā, what is the noble lady doing?
  
  Lalitā: Sakhi, under that tamāla tree she is making an altar to worship the sun-god.
  
   rādhikā: (puro 'valokya) halā lalide, saṅkemi sā cce-a esā vundāḍa-ī jā-e māhurī tu-e puṇo puṇo mama vaṇṇī-adi.
   lalitā: halā, sā jjeva esā kaṇhassa līlā-rukha-vāḍi-ā.
  
   puraḥ-ahead; avalokya-looking; halā-O; lalide-Lalitā; saṅkemi-I think; sā-this; cce-a-certainly; esā-this; vundāḍa-ī-the forest of Vṛndāvana; jā-e-of which; māhurī-beauty; tu-e-by you; puṇo puṇaḥ-again and again; mama-of me; vaṇṇī-adi-is described; halā-O; sā-this; jjeva-certainly; esā-this; kaṇhassa-of Kṛṣṇa; līlā-for pastimes; rukkha-tree; vāḍi-ā-banyan.
  
  Rādhikā: (looking ahead) O Lalitā, I think this must be Vṛndāvana forest, whose sweetness you have repeatedly described!
  
  Lalitā: Sakhi, this is the banyan tree under which Kṛṣṇa enjoys pastimes.
  
   rādhikā: (sautsukyam ātmagatam) aho mahurattaṁ doṇaṁ accharāṇam. (prakāśam) sahi, kassa tti bhaṇāsi.
   lalitā: (sākūta-smitam) halā, bhaṇāmi kaṇhassa tti.
  
   sa-with; autsukyam-agitation; ātma-gatam-aside; ahaḥ-O; mahurattam-sweetness; doṇam-of the two; accharāṇam-syllables; prakāśam-openly; sahi-O friend; kassa-of whom?; tti-thus; bhaṇāsi-are you speaking; sa-with; ākūta-a purpose; smitam-smiled; halā-O; bhaṇāmi-I say; kaṇhassa-of Kṛṣṇa; tti-thus.
  
  Rādhikā: (agitated, She says to Herself) Ah, what sweetness in these two syllables! (Openly) Sakhi, who are you talking about?
  
  Lalitā: (smiling slyly) I am talking about Kṛṣṇa.
  
   rādhikā: (punaḥ svagatam) hanta jassa ṇāmāvi rāmācittaṁ itthaṁ mohedi so kkhu kīdiso vā ṇāmi tti. (iti sāvahitthaṁ prakāśam) halā, imā-iṁ ni-uñjovari puñjidā-iṁ guñjā-phalā-iṁ bi-iṇissam.
  
   punaḥ-again; svagatam-aside; hanta-O; jassa-of whom; nāmāvi-by even the name; rāmā-of beautiful women; cittam-the minds; ittham-in this way; mohedi-enchants; saḥ-He; kkhu-indeed; kidisaḥ-someone like this; vā-or; nāmī-named; tti-thus; iti-thus; sa-with; avahittham-concealment of her actual emotions; prakāśam-openly; halā-O; imā-im-this; ni-uñjovari-in the grove; puñjidā-assembled; guñjā-phalā-im-guñja berries; bi-iṇissam-I will collect.
  
  Rādhikā: (again She says to Herself) Ah! Who is this person who charms the minds of beautiful girls just by the sound of his name? (Concealing Her emotions, Rādhā speaks openly) I will go and pick guñjā berries in this forest grove.
  
   lalitā: (saparihāsam. sanskṛtena.)
  dehaṁ te bhuvanāntarāla-virala-cchāyā-vilāsāspadaṁ
   mā kautūhala-cancalākṣi latikā-jāle praveśaṁ krṭhān
  navyām añjana-puñja-mañjula-ruciḥ kuñje-carī devatā
   kāntāṁ kāntibhir aṅkitām iha vane niḥśaṅkam ākarṣati
  
   deham-body; te-your; bhuvana-in the universe; antarāla-in the midst; virala-rare; cchāyā-shadow; vilāsa-of playfulness; āspadam-abode; mā-don't; kautūhala-with curiosity; cañcala-moving; akṣi-eyes; latikā-of creerpers; jāle-in the network; praveśam-entrance; kṛthān-do; navyām-young; añjana-of mascara; puñja-of a great abundance; mañjula-beautiful; ruciḥ-splendor; kuñje-in this grove; carī-moving; devatā-demigod; kāntām-lovely girl; kāntibhiḥ-with great beauty; aṅkitām-marked; iha-here; vane-in this forest; niḥśaṅkam-easily; ākarṣati-enchants.
  
  Lalitā: (joking) O girl whose body is the abode of playfulness even the shadow of which cannot be found anywhere in the three worlds, O girl with curious restless eyes, don't enter these tangles of vines! One young handsome devatā, wandering in this grove and splendid like a mountain of dark mascara, easily charms young girls marked with great beauty!
  
   rādhikā: (kiñcid bhīteva parāvṛtya sanarma-smitam) sahi lalide, tā-e de-adā-e ṇūmaṁ tumaṁ ā-aṭṭhidāsi jaṁ edaṁ jāṇāsi.
   lalitā: (vihasya) halā, māṁ kīsa esā a-aṭṭhadu. ṇa kkhu ahaṁ tumaṁ vi-a kantīhiṁ ānkidā.
  
   kiñcit-somewhat; bhītā-afraid; iva-as if; parāvṛtya-having stopped; sa-narma-joking; smitam-smile; sahi-O friend; lalide-Lalitā; tā-e-by this; de-adā-e-demigod; ṇūnam-certainly; tumam-you; ā-aṭṭhidāsi-are attracted; jam-which; edam-this; jāṇāsi-you know; vihasya-laughing; halā-O; mām-me; kīsa-for what reason?; esā-He; ā-aṭṭhadu-may attract; ṇa-not; kkhu-indeed; aham-I; tumam-you; vi-a-as it were; kantīhim-with great beauty; aṅkidā-marked.
  
  Rādhikā: (as if She were a little afraid, She conceals Her joking smile) Sakhi Lalitā, do you know that you are already attracted by this devatā?
  
  Lalitā: (laughs) O, why would he charm me? I have not been marked by great beauty like You!
  
   rādhikā: (niśamya camatkāraṁ svagatam) ammahe, imassa mohaṇattaṇaṁ śaddassa. (iti vaivaśyaṁ nāṭayati.)
   lalitā: (vilokya svagatam) huṁ, esā komalāṅgī kuraṅgī paḍhamam ṇivaḍidā.
  
   niśamya-listening; camatkāram-with amazement; svagatam-aside; ammahe-amazing!; imassa-of this; mohaṇattaṇam-the enchantiness; śaddassa-of the sound; iti-thus; vaivaśyam-loss of self-control; nāṭayati-represents dramatically; vilokya-seeing; svagatam-aside; hum-O; esā-this; komala-delicate; aṅgī-body; kuraṅgī-deer; paḍhamam-immediately; jāle-into the net; ṇivaḍiḍā-fallen.
  
  (Flute-music comes from off-stage.)
  
  Rādhikā: (listening, She becomes full of wonder, and says to Herself) How amazing! What an enchanting sound! (She loses Her composure.)
  
  Lalitā: (looking at Rādhā, she says to herself) This delicate doe immediately fell into the hunter's trap.
  
   rādhikā: (prayatnena dhairyam ālambya. svagatam.) avi ṇāma ṇaṁ saddāmi-apūraṁ uggirantaṁ jaṇaṁ pekkhissam.
  
   prayatnena-with great effort; dhairyam-composure; ālambya-grasps; svagatam-aside; avi ṇāma-I wish; ṇam-this; sadda-of sound; ami-a-nectar; pūram-overflowing river; pekkhissam-that I will see.
  
  Rādhikā: (with great difficulty She regains Her composure, and says to Herself) I have to see who is the source of this sound, which is like a flood of nectar!
  
   lalitā: (upasṛtya) halā rāhe, atthi maduvari tuha visuddha-buddhī.
   rādhikā: halā, kīsa evvaṁ bhaṇāsi. tumaṁ jevva tattha pamāṇam.
   lalitā: kadhedu pi-asahī kiṁti akāṇḍe vivasā asi tumam.
  
   upasṛtya-approaching; halā-O; rāhe-Rādhā; atthi-there is; mad-uvari-in relation to me; tuha-your; visuddha-pure; buddhi-intelligence; halā-O; kīsa-from what?; evvam-certainly; bhaṇāsi-you are saying; tumam-you; jevva-certainly; tattha-there; pamāṇam-evidence; kadhedu-please tell; pi-a-dear; sahī-friend; kimti-what; akāṇḍe-unexpectedly; vivasā-helpless; asi-are; tumam-you.
  
  Lalitā: (approaches Her) Rādhā, do You trust me?
  
  Rādhikā: Why do you ask? You know that I trust you.
  
  Lalitā: Dear sakhi, then tell me, why did You suddenly become helpless?
  
   rādhikā: (salajjam, sanskṛtena.)
  nādaḥ kadamba-viṭapāntarato visarpan
   ko nāma karṇa-padavīm aviśan na jāne
  hā hā kulīna-gṛhiṇī-gaṇa-garhanīyāṁ
   yenādya kām api daśāṁ sakhi lambhitāsmi
  
  sa-with; lajjam-embarrassment; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; nādaḥ-sound; kadamba-kadamba; viṭapa-grove; antarataḥ-from within; visarpan-moving; kaḥ-what?; nāma-indeed; karṇa-of the ears; padavīm-path; aviśan-entering; na-not; jāne-I understand; hā hā-O! O!; kulīna-chaste; gṛhiṇī-housewives; gaṇa-by the community; garhaṇīyām-to be blamed; yena-by which; adya-today; kām api-some; daśām-condition; sakhi-O friend; lambhitā-attained; asmi-I have.
  
  Rādhikā: (embarrassed) O sakhi, I do not understand, what is this sound coming from the grove of kadamba trees and now entering the path to My ears? Ah! It puts Me in a state very shameful for a chaste housewife!
  
   lalitā: halā, eso muralīra-o.
   rādhikā: (savyatham, sanskṛtena.)
  ajaḍaḥ kampa-sampādī
   sastrād anyo nikṛntanaḥ
  tāpano 'nuṣṇatādhāraḥ
   ko 'yaṁ vā muralī-ravaḥ
  
   halā-O; esaḥ-this; muralī-of the flute; ra-aḥ-sound; sa-vyatham-afflicted; ajaḍaḥ-without snow; kampa-trembling; sampādī-effecting; sastrāt-than a weapon; anyaḥ-other; nikṛntanaḥ-cutting; tāpanaḥ-the hot summer season; anuṣṇatā-not warm; dhāraḥ-possessing; kaḥ-what?; ayam-this; vā-or; muralī-of the flute; ravāh-sound.
  
  Lalitā: Ah, it is the sound of the flute!
  
  Rādhikā: (afflicted) What kind of flute-music is this? Although not cold, it makes Me shiver. It is not a weapon, but still it cuts Me. It is not hot, but still it burns Me.
  
   (ity udvegaṁ nāṭayantī.) halā, ṇāhaṁ muralī-ṇā-assa aṇahiṇṇā. tā alaṁ vippalambheṇa. phuḍaṁ eso keṇa vi mahā-ṇā-areṇa kovi mohaṇa paḍhī-adi.
  
   iti-thus; udvegam-agitation; nāṭayantī-expression dramatically; halā-sakhi; ṇa-not; aham-I; muralī-of the flute; ṇā-assa-of the sound; aṇahiṇṇa-ignorant; tā-that; alam-great; vippalambheṇa-deception; phuḍam-manifested; esaḥ-this; keṇa vi-by someone; mahā-great; ṇā-areṇa-enchanter; kovi-some; mohaṇa-charming; mantaḥ-mantra; paḍhī-adi-is reciting.
  
  (Agitated) Sakhi, I understood the nature of this flute-music. Enough with this deception! Some great enchanter is reciting bewildering mantra!
  
   (praviśya citra-paṭa-hastā viśākhā.)
   viśākhā: (rādhām avadhārayantī svagatam.) dāṇiṁ aṇṇādisī esā lakkhī-adi. tā ṇūnaṁ kaṇḥassa vaṁsi-ā-e ḍaṁsidā. hodu. pucchissam.
  
   praviśya-entering; citra-paṭa-a picture; hastā-in her hand; viśākhā-Viśākhā; rādhām-Rādhā; avadhārayatī-noticing; svagatam-aside; dāṇim-at present; aṇṇādisī-appearing completely different; esā-she; lakkhī-adi-appears; tā-therefore; ṇūnam-at present; kaṇhassa- Kṛṣṇa; vaṁsi-ā-e-of flute; ḍaṁsidā-bitten; hodu-it may be; pucchissam-I will enquire.
  
  (Viśākhā enters, carrying a picture in her hand.)
  
  Viśākhā: (seeing Rādhā she says to herself) She is changed. Perhaps Rādhā was bitten by the sound of Kṛṣṇa's flute. I will ask Her about it.
  
   (ity upasṛtya prakāśam. sanskṛtena.)
  kṣoṇīṁ paṅkilayanti paṅkaja-rucor akṣṇoḥ payo-bindavaḥ
   śvāsās tāṇḍavayanti pāṇḍu-vadane dūrād uro-jāṁśukam
  mūrtiṁ danturayanti santatam amī romāñca-puñjāś ca te
   manye mādhava-mādhurī śravaṇayor abhyāśam abhyāyayau
  
   iti-thus; upasṛtya-approaching; prakāśam-openly; sankṛtena-in Sanskrit; kṣoṇīm-earth; paṅkilayanti-turns into mud; paṅkaja-lotus; rucoḥ-splendor; akṣṇoḥ-from the eyes; payaḥ-bindavaḥ-tears; śvāsāḥ-breath; tāṇdavayanti-dances; pāṇḍu-white; vadane-face; dūrāt-a great distance; uroja-breasts; aṁśukam-garment; mūrtim-form; danturayanti-covered with hairs standing upright; santatam-constantly; amī-these; romāñca-hairs standing upright; puñjāḥ-multitude; ca-and; te-your; manye-I consider; mādhava-of Mādhava; mādhurī-the sweetness; śravaṇayoḥ-of the ears; abhyāśam-nearness; abhyāyayau-went.
  
  (Approaching, she openly says) O Rādhā, Your face has turned white, the tears from Your lotus-eyes muddy the ground, Your sighs make Your bodice dance, and the hairs of Your body stand up. I think the sweetness of Mādhava must have entered Your ears!
  
   rādhikā: (anākarṇitakenaiva sotkampam.) lalide, puṇo eso so jjeva kovi saddo vikkamadi.
  
   anakārṇitakena-not hearing; sa-utkampam-trembling; lalide-O Lalitā; puṇaḥ-again; esaḥ-this; saḥ-this; jjeva-indeed; kovi-some; saddaḥ-sound; vikkamadi-moves.
  
  Rādhikā: (not hearing her words, She trembles) Lalitā, it is that sound again!
  
   lalitā: (sanskṛtena)
  eṣa sthairya-bhujaṅga-saṅgha-damanāsaṅge vihaṅgeśvaro
   vrīḍā-vyādhi-dhurā-vidhūnana-vidhau tanvaṅgi dhanvantariḥ
  sādhvī-garva-bharāmburāśi-culukārambhe tu kumbhodbhavaḥ
   kālindī-taṭa-maṇḍalīṣu muralī-tuṇḍād dhvanir dhāvati
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; eṣaḥ-this; sthairya-composure; bhujaṅga-of snakes; saṅgha-multitude; damana-defeating; āsaṅge-in attachment; vihaṅga-of birds; īśvaraḥ-the king (Garuḍa); vrīḍā-of shyness; vyādhi-disease; dhurā-violently; vidhūnana-destroying; vidhau-in the activity; tanu-delicate; aṅgi-body; dhanvantariḥ-Lord Dhanvantari; sādhvī-of pious girls; garva-of the pride; bhara-abundance; amburāśi-of the ocean; culuka-of drinking; ārambhe-in the beginning; tu-and; kumbhodbhavaḥ-Agastya Muni; kālindī-of the Yamunā river; taṭa-of the banks; maṇḍalīśu-in the area; muralī-of the flute; tuṇḍāt-from the mouth; dhvaniḥ-the sound; dhāvati-runs.
  
  Lalitā: O girl with the slender limbs, on the Yamunā's shore, from a flute's mouth comes a melody. This sound is like Garuḍa, immediately defeating the snakes of the gopīs' peacefulness, it is like Dhanvantari, who painfully destroys the disease of the gopīs' shyness, and like Agastya Muni, it quickly drinks up the great ocean of the saintly gopīs' pride!
  
   rādhikā: sahi, jādā maha hi-a-e kāvi guru-ī ve-aṇā. tā gadu-a supissam.
  
  sahi-O sakhi; jādā-produced; maha-my; hi-a-e-in the heart; kāvi-some; guru-ī-intense; ve-aṇā-distress; tā-that; gadu-a-having gone; supisam-I will sleep.
  
  Rādhikā: O sakhi, a great suffering has now taken birth in My heart. Only when this pain goes away will I again be able to sleep at night!
  
   viśākhā: halā rāhe, tuha ve-aṇā-viddhaṁsaṇaṁ kiṁvi edaṁ osahaṁ maha hatthe vaṭṭadi. tā sevehi ṇam.
  
   halā-sakhi; rāhe-Rādhā; tuha-your; ve-aṇā-suffering; viddhaṁsaṇam-elimination; kiṁvi-some; edam-this; osaham-medicinal herb; maha-my; hatthe-in the hand; vattadi-is; ta-therefore; sevehi-please take; nam-it.
  
  Viśākhā: Rādhā, in my hand is a medicine to cure Your suffering. Take it.
  
   rādhikā: viśākhe, ehi. aṅganovakaṇṭhe phulla-kaṇī-āra- maṇḍalī-cchā-aṁ ajjhāsi-a pekkhamhe.
  
   (iti niskrantah sarve.)
  
   viśākhe-O Viśākhā; ehi-go!; aṅgana-courtyard; uvakaṇṭhe-near; phulla-opened; kaṇṇi-ara-karnikara trees; maṇḍalī-area; cchā-am-shade; ajjhāsi-a-having entered; pekkhamhe-we shall see; iti-thus; niskrantah-exit; sarve-all.
  
  Rādhikā: Viśākhā, come. Let us go into the shade of these blossoming karṇikāra trees and see your medicine.
  
  (They exit.)
  
  
  End of Act One
  
   
  Act Two: Manmatha-lekhā: The Love-letter
  
  
   (tataḥ praviśati nāndīmukhī.) nāndīmukhī: ādiṭṭhamhi tattahodī-e paurṇamāsī-e, jadhā: a-i ṇandīmuhi, sudaṁ ma-e nibbharā asuttha-sarīrā me vacchā rāhī. tā gadu-a jāṇīni se tattaṁ tti. tado muharā-gharaṁ gamissam. (iti parikramya puṇah paśyantī.) kahaṁ idha jjeva kandantī muharā-ā-accha-i.
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; nandīmukhī-Nandīmukhī; ādiṭṭhamhi-I have been instructed; tattahodī-e-by her ladyship; paurṇamāsī-e-by Paurṇamāsī; jadhā-in the following way; a-i-O; nandīmuhi-Nandīmukhī; sudam-heard; ma-e-by me; nibharā-intense; asuttha-illness; sārīrā-body; me-my; vacchā-child; rāhī-Rādhā; tā-therefore; gadu-a-having gone; jāṇīhi-please learn; se-her; tattam-truth of the situation; tti-thus; tado-therefore; muharā-of Mukharā; gharam-house; gamissam-I am about to go; iti-thus; parikramya-going; punaḥ-again; paśyati-seeing; kaham-how is it?; idha-here; jjeva-indeed; andantī-crying; muharā-Mukharā; ā-ccha-i-is coming.
  
  Nāndīmukhī: (enters) Paurṇamāsī ordered me: "O Nāndīmukhī, I heard that my child Rādhā is feeling very ill. Go to Her and learn the truth of Her condition." Therefore, now I will go to Mukharā's house. (She walks, and then, looking ahead, says) Why is weeping Mukharā coming here?
  
   mukharā: haddhī haddhī, hadamhi manda-bhā-iṇī.
   nāndīmukhī: ajje muhare, kīsa ro-asi.
   mukharā: (vilokya) vacche, rāhī-sandāvaṇa.
  
   haddhī haddhī-alas! Alas!; hadamhi-I am doomed; manda-bhā-iṇī-unfortunate; ajje-pious; muhare-O Mukharā; kīsa-why?; ro-asi-are you crying; vilokya-glancing; vacche-O child; rāhī-Rādhā's; sandāvena-because of the suffering.
  
  Mukharā: (enters) Ah! Ah! I am so unfortunate!
  
  Nāndīmukhī: O noble Mukharā, why do you weep?
  
  Mukharā: (glancing at Nāndīmukhī) Child, because of Rādhā's suffering!
  
   nāndīmukhī: kerimaṁ ceṭṭha-ī rāhī.
   mukharā: vacche, vā-ulā bhavi-a kiṁvi palava-i.
  
   kerisam-in what manner; ceṭṭha-i-acts; rāhī-Rādhā; vacche-O child; vā-ulā-crazy; bhavi-a-having become; kiṁvi-something; palava-i-she talks.
  
  Nāndīmukhī: What with Her?
  
  Mukharā: Child, She is talking like crazy!
  
   (iti sanskṛtena)
  krūrāṇām alināṁ kulaiḥ malinayā kṛtyaṁ na me mālayā
   bālāhaṁ kim u narmaṇas tava padaṁ dūrī-bhava prāṅgaṇāt
  ity ādīni durakṣarāḥi paritaḥ svapne tathā jāgare
   jalpantī jalajekṣaṇā kṣapayati kleśena rātriṁ divam
  
   iti-thus; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; krūrāṇām-cruel; alinām-of the bees; kulaiḥ-by the multitudes; malinayā-blackened; kṛtyam-proper action; na-not; me-of me; mālayā-by the garland; bālā-a young girl; aham-I; kim u-whether?; narmaṇaḥ-of joking; tava-Your; padam-word; dūrī-bhava-go far away; prāṅgaṇāt-from this courtyard; iti-thus; ādīni-beginning with this; durakṣarāṇi-incoherent words; paritaḥ-everywhere; svapne-during sleep; tathā-in the same way; jāgare-while awake; jalpantī-speaking; jalaja-lotus; īkṣaṇā-eyes; kṣapayati-she passes; kleśena-with great pain; rātrim-the night; divam-and the day.
  
  She says: "O cruel bumble-bees, do not blacken My flower garland! I am only a young girl! Why do you joke like that? Go away from here!" Awake and asleep talking in that way, this lotus-eyed girl suffers day and night!
  
   nāndīmukhī: (svagatam) uvasaggakidā na kkhu erisī palāva-muddā. tā diṭṭhi-ā vikkamidaṁ ettha kaṇha-vilāseṇa.
   mukharā: vacche, ahaṁ gadu-a bhāvadīṁ viṇṇavissam. tumaṁ vedasī-kuñjaṁ uvasappi-a rāhi-aṁ peccha.
   (iti niṣkrānte.)
  
   svagatam-aside; uvasagga-a fit of madness; kidā-performed; na-not; kkhu-indeed; erisī-like this; palāva-talking; muddā-sign; tā-that; diṭṭhi-ā-by good fortune; vikkamidam-activity; ettha-here; kaṇha-of Kṛṣṇa; vilāseṇa-the pastimes; vacche-O child; aham-I; gadu-a-having gone; bhāvādim-to Bhagavatī Paurṇamāsī; viṇṇavissam-I shall inform; tumam-you; vedasī-of vetasī trees; kuñjam-to the grove; uvasappi-a-having entered; rāhi-am-Rādhā; peccha-please observe; iti-thus; niṣkrānte-they exit.
  
  Nāndīmukhī: (aside) That talk is not the symptom of madness. By great fortune, She is absorbed in Kṛṣṇa's pastimes.
  
  Mukharā: Child, I will go to Paurṇamāsī and tell her, and you go to the vetasī grove and look at Rādhā.
  
  (They exit.)
  
   (tataḥ praviśati sakhībhyām upāsyamānā rādhā.)
   radha: (sodvegam svagatam.) hadahi-a-a. jassa paḍicchanda-daṁsaṇamettādo īrisī durūha-saṅgamā uvatthidā de avasthā ttha vi puṇo rām-aṁ vahasi.
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; sakhībhyām-by her two close friends (Lalitā and Viśākhā); upāsyamānā-accompanied; rādhā-Rādhā; sa-udvegam-agitated; svagatam-aside; hada-wounded; hi-a-a-heart; jassa-of which; paḍicchanda-of a picture; daṁsaṇa-by the seeing; mettado-only; īrisī-like this; durūha-difficult to understand; saṅgamā-contact; uvatthidā-attained; de-your; avasthā-situation; ttha vi-somewhere; puṇo-again; rā-am-love; vahasi-you carry.
  
  (Accompanied by Lalitā and Viśākhā, Rādhā enters.)
  
  Rādha: (agitated, She says to Herself) O broken heart, simply by looking at this picture you have fallen in love!
  
   ubhe: halā rāhi-e āmayehinto vilakkhaṇo de ve-āṇaṇubandhe lakkhī-adi. tā kīsa amhesu tattaṁ ṇa kadhesi.
   (rādhikā niḥśvasya vaktraṁ vyāvartayati.)
  
   ubhe-both (Lalitā and Viśākhā); rāhi-e-O Rādhā; āmayehinto-because of illness; vilakkhaṇo-symptoms; de-your; ve-aṇā-to distress; anubandhaḥ-in relation; lakkhī-adi-is perceived; tā-therefore; kīsa-the truth; ṇa-not; kadhesi-you tell; rādhikā-Rādhā; niḥśvasya-sighing; vaktram-face; vyākartayati-turns away.
  
  Lalitā and Viśākhā: Rādhā, we see how You suffer, tell us the truth!
  
  (Rādhā sighs and turns Her face away.)
  
   viśākhā: (puro 'bhigamya. sanskṛtena)
  cintā-santatir adya kṛntati sakhi svāntasya kiṁ te dhṛtiṁ
   kiṁ vā siñcasi tāmram ambaram ati-svedāmbhasāṁ ḍambaram
  kampaś campaka-gauri lumpati vapuḥ-sthairyaṁ kathaṁ vā balāt
   tathyaṁ brūhi na maṅgalā parijane saṅgopanāṅgī-kṛtiḥ
  
   puraḥ-in front; abhimagamya-having gone; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; cintā-of anxieties; santatiḥ-a multitude; adya-at present; kṛntati-are tearing apart; sakhi-O friend; svāntasya-of the heart and mind; kim-why?; te-your; dhṛtim-composure; kim vā-why?; siñcasi-you sprinkle; tāmram-reddish; ambaram-garments; ati-sveda-with much perspiration; ambhasām-of the water; ḍamraram-abundance; kampaḥ-trembling; campaka-as a campaka flower; gauri-fair; lumpati-stole; vapuḥ-of your body; sthairyam-steadiness; katham vā-and why is it?; balāt-by force; tathyam-truthfully; brūhi-please tell; na-not; mangalā-auspicious; parijane-to your servants; saṅgopana-concealment; aṅgī-kṛtiḥ-acceptance.
  
  Viśākhā: (approaching Rādhā) O sakhi, why do these sufferings cut to pieces the peacefulness of Your heart? Why do You sprinkle Your reddish garments with a flood of perspiration? O girl fair like a yellow campaka flower, why does trembling now forcibly stealing the steadiness of Your body? It is not good to hide the truth from Your friends. Please tell us everything!
  
   rādhikā: (sāsuyam) a-i ṇiṭṭhure visāhe, tumaṁ evaṁ pucchantī vi ṇa lajjasi.
   viśākhā: (saśaṅkam) halā, kahiṁ pi avaraddhamhi tti ṇa sumarāmi.
  
   sa-with; asūyam-indignation; a-i-O; niṭṭhure-cruel; visāhe-Viśākhā; tumam-you; evam-indeed; pucchantī-enquiring; vi-even; na-not; lajjasi-are ashamed; sa-with; śaṅkam-fear; halā-O; kahim pi-at some time; avaraddhamhi-I have become an offender; tti-thus; ṇa-not; sumarāmi-I remember.
  
  Rādhikā: (angrily) O cruel Viśākhā, are you not ashamed to ask Me about this?
  
  Viśākhā: (worried) Perhaps I once offended you, but I do not remember it!
  
   rādhikā: a-i ṇikkive, kīsa evvaṁ bhaṇāsi. sumari-a pekkha.
   viśākhā: halā, garu-eṇa vi paṇihāṇeṇa ṇa me sumaraṇaṁ hodi.
  
   a-i-O; ṇikkave-merciless one; kīsa-why?; evvam-in this way; bhaṇāsi-you are speaking; sumari-a-having remembered; pekkha-please look; halā-O; garu-eṇa-intense; vi-even; paṇihāṇeṇa-with endeavor; ṇa-not; me-my; sumaraṇam-remembrance; hodi-is.
  
  Rādhikā: O merciless girl, why do you speak in this way? Just try to remember.
  
  Viśākhā: Even with a great effort, I still do not remember.
  
   rādhikā: ummatte, gahaṇe imaṁssi accāhidāḥala-kuṇḍe tumaṁ jjeva maha pakkhevaṇī.
   viśākhā: kadhaṁ vi-a.
   rādhikā: (serṣyam) a-i micchāsarale, ālekkhagada-bhu-aṅga-saṅgiṇi, ciṭṭha ciṭṭha.
  
   ummatte-O distracted; gahaṇe-deep; imaṁssi-in this; acchāhida-very inauspicious; anala-of fire; kuṇḍe-in the lake; tumamm-you; jjeva-indeed; maha-of me; pakkhevaṇī-throwing; kahdham vi-a-how did I do that?; sa-with; īrṣyam-malice and impatience; a-i-O; micchā-asarale-crooked liar; ālekkha-gada-in the picture; bhu-aṅga-of the serpent; saṅgini-O friend; ciṭṭha-stand!
  
  Rādhikā: O forgetful girl, you threw Me into the deep lake of burning fire!
  
  Viśākhā: How is that?
  
  Rādhikā: (angrily) O crooked liar, O friend of the snake in this picture! Stop!
  
   (iti savaivaśyaṁ sanskṛtena)
  vitanvānas tanvā marakata-rucīnāṁ ruciratāṁ
   paṭān niṣkṛānto 'bhūd dhṛta-śikhi-śikhaṇḍo nava-yuvā
   (ity ardhoktau vāk-stambhaṁ ṇaṭayati.)
  (sakhyau sabhrūbhāngam anyo 'nyaṁ paśyataḥ.)
  
   iti-thus; sa-with; vaivaśyam-loss of control; sanskṛtena-in Sankrit; vitanvānaḥ-manifesting; tanvā-with His form; marakata-of emerald; rucīnām-of the splendor; ruciratām-brilliance; paṭāt-from the picture; niśkrāntaḥ-come forth; abhūt-become; dhṛta-held; śikhi-śikhaṇḍaḥ-peacock feather; nava-fresh; yuvā-with youthfulness; iti-thus; ardha-half; uktau-in the speech; vāk-of the voice; stambham-choking; nāṭayati-represented dramatically; sakhyau-the two friends (Lalitā and Viśākhā); sa-with; bhrū-bhaṅgam-knitting of the eyebrows; anyaḥ-anyam-mutally; paśyata-look.
  
  (Out of control) Splendid like a sapphire and decorated with peacock feathers, a youth came out of that picture... (In the middle of Her words, Rādhā's voice becomes choked.)
  
  (Her two sakhis look at each other with raised eyebrows.)
  
  bhruvaṁ tena kṣiptvā kim api hasatonmādita-mateḥ
   śaśī vṛtto vahniḥ param ahaha vahnir mama śaśī
  
   bhruvam-eyebrows; tena-by Him; kṣiptvā-having moved; kim api-some; hasatā-smiling; unmādita-deranged; mateḥ-mind; śaśī-moon; vṛttaḥ-activity; vahniḥ-fire; param-great; ahaha-alas; vahniḥ-fire; mama-my; śaśī-moon.
  
  ...when He smiled and moved His eyebrows, My mind became crazy. Ah! To Me, moonlight is now like a great fire, and fire is like moonlight!
  
   lalitā: halā, kiṁ eso siviṇṇassa vilāso.
  
   halā-sakhi; kim-what?; eso-this; siviṇṇassa-of a dream; vilāso-pastime.
  
  Lalitā: Sakhi, did this happen in a dream?
  
   rādhikā: (sanskṛtena)
  kiṁ svapnasya vilakṣaṇā gatir iyaṁ kiṁ jāgarasyāthavā
   kiṁ rātrer upasattir eva rabhasād ahnaḥ kim ahnāya vā
  itthaṁ śyāmala-candrikā-paricaya-spandena sandīpitair
   antaḥ-kṣobha-kulair ahaṁ parivṛtā prajñātum ajñābhavam
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; kim-what?; svapnasya-of a dream; vilakṣaṇā-characteristics; gatiḥ-motion; iyam-this; kim-what?; jāgarasya-of the waking state; athavā-or; kim-what; rātreḥ-of the night; upasattiḥ-connection; eva-indeed; rabhasāt-agitation; ahnaḥ-day; kim-what; ahnāya-instantly; vā-or; ittham-in this way; śyāmala-dark; candrikā-moonlight; paricaya-accumulation; spandena-by the movement; sandīpitaiḥ-excited; antaḥ-internal; kṣobha-agitation; kulaiḥ-by the multitudes; ahaṁ-I; parivṛtā prajñātum ajñā-ignorant; abhavam-I became.
  
  Rādhikā: Was it a dream, or was I awake? Was it night, or was it day? The light from the restless dark moon of that youth greatly agitated My mind, and now I cannot distinguish day from night and dream from reality.
  
   viśākhā: (sākutam) halā rāhe, ṇūṇaṁ eso de citta-vibbhamo jevva kkhaṇi-o.
   rādhikā: (sābhyasūyam) a-i aviśaddhe, viramehi, kīsa appaṇo dosaṁ jhampiduṁ pa-ttāsi.
  
   sa-with; ākūtam-an intention; halā-O; rāhe-Rādhā; ṇūṇam-now; eso-this; de-of you; citta-of the mind; vibbhamo-bewilderment; jjeva-certainly; kkhaṇi-o-temporary; sa-with; abhyasūyam-indignation; a-i-O; aviśaddhe-untrusting; viramehi-please stop; kīsa-why; appaṇo-of yourself; dosam-offense; jhampidum-to conceal; pa-uttāsi-you are engaged.
  
  Viśākhā: (sincerely) O Rādhā, this agitation of Your mind is only temporary!
  
  Rādhikā: (angrily) Faithless girl, stop! Why try to cover up your fault?
  
   (iti sanskṛtena)
  kṛtāṁ bhakti-cchedair ghusṛṇa-ghana-cardām adhivahan
   punar labdho lubdhaḥ priyaka-taru-mūle caṭula-dhīḥ
  lapantyāḥ sākṣepaṁ nahi nahi nahīti smita-mukhe
   haṭhān me durlīlaḥ sa kila bhuja-vallī-dalam adhāt
  
   iti-thus; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; kṛtām-done; bhakti-chedaiḥ-with decorative marks; ghusṛṇa-kuṅkuma; ghana-intense; carcām-anointing; adhivahan-carrying; punaḥ-again; labdhaḥ-attained; lubdhaḥ-eager; priyaka-kadamba; taru-tree; mūle-at the base; caṭula-fickle; dhīḥ-mind; lapantyāḥ-speaking; sākṣepam-in a teasing manner; nahi nahi nahi-no, no, no!; iti-thus; smita-smiling; mukhaḥ-mouth; haṭhāt-violently; me-of me; durlīlaḥ-mischievous; saḥ-He; kila-indeed; bhuja-arm; vallī-of the creeper; dalam-petal; adhāt-placed.
  
  Under a kadamba tree that restless passionate youth, decorated with designs drawn in kuṅkuma, smiled and touched Me with a flower petal of His creeper-like arm, while I rebuked Him, saying "No! No! No!"
  
   tataś ca
  daronmīlan-nīlotpala-dala-rucas tasya nibiḍād
   virūḍhānāṁ sadyaḥ kara-sarasija-sparśa-kutukāt
  vahantī kṣobhāṇāṁ nivaham iha nājñāśiṣam idaṁ
   kva vāhaṁ kā vāhaṁ cakara kim ahaṁ vā sakhi tadā
  
   tataḥ-then; ca-and; dara-slight; unmilat-opening; nilotpala-of a blue lotus flower; dala-of the petal; rucaḥ-luster; tasya-of Him; nibiḍāt-thick; virūḍhānām-sprouted; sadyaḥ-immediately; kara-of the hand; sarasija-lotus; sparśa-for the touch; kutukāt-because of desire; vahantī-carrying; kṣobhāṇām-trembling and agitation; nivaham-abundance; iha-here; na-not; ajñāsiṣam-I knew; idam-this; kva-where?; vā-or; aham-I; kā-who?; vā-or; aham-I; cakara-I did; kim-what?; aham-I; vā-or; sakhi-O friend; tadā-then.
  
  Longing for the touch of the lotus hand of that boy radiant like the petals of a slightly opened blue lotus, I trembled. Where was I? Who was I? What was I doing? O sakhi, I did not know!
  
   (iti vaivaśyaṁ nāṭayati svagatam.) a-i duṭṭha-hia-a makkaḍa, kaṇho vaiṇavi-o sāmala-kisoro tti tiṇesu purisesu rā-aṁ vahanto vi tumaṁ ṇa lajjasi. tā dāṇiṁ appāṇaṁ pāmaraṁ tumaṁ hadāsaṁ karissam.
  
   iti-thus; vaivaśyam-agitation; nāṭayati-represents dramatically; svagatam-aside; a-i-O; duṭṭha-wicked; hi-a-a-heart; makkaḍa-monkey; kaṇho-Kṛṣṇa; vaiṇavi-o-the fulte-player; sāmala-who has a blackish complexion; kisoro-youth; tti-thus; tiṇesu-to three; purisesu-persons; rā-am-love; vahanto-bearing; vi-although; tumam-you; na-not; lajjasi-are ashamed; tā-therefore; dāṇim-now; appāṇam-body; vāvādi-a-having destroyed; pāmaram-wicked; tumam-you; hadāsam-without hope; karissam-I will destroy.
  
  (Agitated, She says to Herself) O monkey of My sinful heart! Are you not ashamed to love three persons simultaneously? You love Kṛṣṇa, you love the flute-player, and now you also love this dark-complexioned youth. O heart, when I kill my body, I will also kill wretched, hopeless you!
  
   lalitā: hanta, hata-mammaha-sacivassa vasantassa vipphujideṇa dūsidā ede parisarā dīsanti. tā kiṁ ettha saraṇam.
  
   hanta-O; hata-wretched; mammaha-of Kāmadeva; sacivassa-of the friend; vasantassa-of spring; vipphujideṇa-by the appearance; dūsidā-spoiled; ede-these; parisarā-places; dīsanti-are seen; tā-that; kim-what?; ettha-here; saraṇam-refuge.
  
  Lalitā: Look! Springtime, the prime minister of king Kāmadeva, has come and polluted everything. Who will give us shelter?
  
   rādhikā: (sanskṛtena)
  vikrīḍantu paṭīra-parvata-taṭī-saṁsargiṇo mārutāḥ
   khelantāh kalayantu komalatarāṁ puṁs-kokilāḥ kākalīm
  saṁrambheṇa śilīmukhā dhvani-bhṛto vidhyantu man-mānasaṁ
   hāsyantyāḥ sakhi me vyathāṁ param amī kurvanti sāhāyakām
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; vikrīḍantui-let them play; paṭīra-of sandalwood; parvata-of the hills; taṭī-with the slopes; saṁsargiṇaḥ-manifested; mārutāḥ-breezes; khelantaḥ-playing; kalayantu-let them sound; komalatarām-pleasent; puṁs-kokilāḥ-cuckoos; kākalīm-warbling; saṁrambheṇa-with a flurry; śilīmukhāḥ-bees; dhvani-bhṛtaḥ-buzzing; vidhyantu-my pierce; mat-my; māhasam-heart; hāsyantyāḥ-who is about to abandon; sakhi-O friend; me-of me; vyathām-suffering; param-completely; amī-these; kurvanti-provide; sāhāyakam-aid.
  
  Rādhikā: Let the breezes from the Malayan Hills play. Let the playful cuckoos sweetly sing. Let the buzzing bees attack My heart. O sakhi, they will help Me end these sufferings!
  
   ubhe: (sāsram) halā, edāhiṁ ghora-cintāhiṁ kīsa kilimmasi. amhehiṁ takkidaṁ adi-metta-dullaho ṇa kkhu de hi-a-aṭṭhido attho.
  
   ubhe-both (Lalitā and Viśākhā); sa-with asram-tears; halā-O; edāhim-by these; ghora-terrible; cintāhim-sufferings; kīsa-why?; kilimmasi-you have become exhausted; amhehim-by us; takkidam-surmised; adi-metta-extremely; dullaho-difficult to attain; ṇa-not; kkhu-indeed; de-your; hi-a-a-of the heart; ṭṭhido-situation; attho-aim.
  
  Lalitā and Viśākhā: (with tears) Why were You attacked by these terrible sufferings? We do not understand the unusual longings in Your heart!
  
   rādhikā (niḥśvasya sanskṛtena)
  iyaṁ sakhi suduḥsādhyā
   rādhā hṛdaya-vedanā
  kṛtā yatra cikitsāpi
   kutsāyāṁ paryavasyati
  
   niḥśvasya-sighing; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; iyam-this; sakhi-my friend; suduḥsādhyā-incurable; rādhā-of Rādhā; hṛdaya-vedanā-pain in the heart; kṛtā-done; yatra-in which; cikitsā-treatment; api-even; kutsāyām-in defamation; paryavasyati-end in.
  
   Rādhikā: (sighs) O sakhis, this agony in Rādhā's heart is incurable, and it will put any medicine to shame.
  
   tā viṇṇavemi imaṁssi osare jadhā sudiḍhaṁ ekkaṁ ladā-pāsaṁ lahemi tadhā siṇehessa ṇikkidiṁ karedha.
  
   tā-therefore; viṇṇavemi-I am intructing; imaṁssi-in this; osare-moment; jadhī-just as; sudiḍham-very firm; ekkam-one; ladā-of the creeper; pāsam-network; lahemi-I may attain; tadhā-in the same way; siṇehassa-of love; ṇikkidim-cure; karedha-please perform.
  
  I will tell you how to cure Me. If this vine were firmly wrapped around My neck like a noose, then you would cure My disease of love.
  
   ubhe: (savyatham) halā, evvaṁ dāruṇaṁ bhaṇantī mā kkhu sahīṇaṁ jīvidaṁ lumpehi. ṇam paccāsaṇṇā ahītṭha-siddhī.
  
   sa-with; vyatham-agitation; halā-O; evvam-in this way; dāruṇam-terrible; bhaṇantī-speaking; mā-don't; kkhu-indeed; sahīṇam-of your friends; jīvidam-life; lumpehi-take away; ṇam-at present; paccasāṇṇā-near at hand; de-your; ahittha-desired; siddhī-goal.
  
  Lalitā and Viśākhā: (agitated) Ah, don't say such terrible words! Don't break your friends' lives! Soon You will attain what You long for!
  
   rādhikā: sahīo, ṇa jāṇīdha imā-e hada-rāhī-e hi-a-a- duddhataṇam, jaṁ evvaṁ matedha.
  
   sahīo-O friends; ṇa-not; jānīdha-you understand; imā-e-of her; hada-miserable; rāhī-e-of Rādhā; hi-a-a-of the heart; duddhataṇam-wickedness; jam-because; evvam-in this way; mantedha-you counsel.
  
  Rādhikā: Sakhis, you give this advice only because you do not know the sinful heart of this hopeless Rādhā!
  
   kadhidaṁ jevva savvaṁ pi-a-sahī-e.
   rādhikā: ṇahu ṇahu, guru-ī lajjā ṇivāredi.
  
   kahiddham-tell; jevva-certainly; savvam-everything; pi-a-sahī-e-by our dear friend (Rādhā); ṇahu ṇahu-no, no; guru-ī-intense; lajjā-shame; nivāredi-prevents.
  
  Lalitā and Viśākhā: Dear sakhi, please tell us everything!
  
  Rādhikā: No, no, great shame prevents Me.
  
   sakhyau; halā, appasa-āsādo vi guru-o amhesu tuha siṇeho lakkhī-adi. tā bahiraṅgā-e lajjā-e ko attha aṇuroho.
  
   sakhyau-the two friends (Lalitā and Viśākhā); apasa-āsādo-from yourself; vi-even; guru-o-intense; mahesu-to us; tuha-your siṇeho-love; lakkhī-adi-is perceived; tā-therefore; bahiraṅgā-e-external; lajjā-e- ; ko-what?; attha-here; aṇuroho-relation.
  
  Lalitā and Viśākhā: We see Your great love. How can Your shame hide it?
  
   rādhikā: (sanskṛtena)
  ekasya śrutam eva lumpati matiṁ kṛṣṇeti nāmākṣaraṁ
   sāndronmāda-paramparām upanayaty anyasya vaṁśī-kalaḥ
  eṣa snigdha-ghana-dyutir manasi me lagnaḥ paṭe vīkṣanāt
   kaṣṭaṁ dhik puruṣa-traye ratir abhūn manye mṛtiḥ śreyasī
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; ekasya-of one person; śrutam-heard; lumpati-stolen; matim-the mind; kṛṣṇa iti-Kṛṣṇa; nāma-akṣaram-the syllables of the name; sāndra-unmāda-of intense madness; paramparām-a shower; upanayati-brings; anyasya-of another; vaṁśī-kalaḥ-the sound vibration of the flute; eṣaḥ-this third one; snigdha-giving love; ghana-dyutiḥ-lightning-like effulgence; manasi-in the mind; me-My; lagnaḥ-attachment; paṭe-in the picture; vikṣanāt-by seeing; kaṣtam dhik-oh, shame upom Me; puruṣa-traye-to three persons; ratiḥ-attachment; abhūt-has appeared; manye-I think; mṛtiḥ-death; śreyasi-better.
  
  Rādhikā: Since I have heard the name of Kṛṣṇa, I have lost My intelligence. On hearing another person who plays the flute, intense madness arises in My heart. And there is still another youth to whom My mind becomes attached when I see His lightning-like effulgence in a picture. Therefore I think that I am greatly condemmed, for I have become simultaneously attached to tree persons. It would be better for Me to die because of this!
  
   ubhe: (saharṣam) halā, kadhaṁ tumhādisīṇaṁ go-ula-sundarīṇaṁ go-ulinda-ṇandaṇaṁ ujjhi-a aparaṁssi aṇurā-o saṁbhavadi. tā suṇāhi. ekko jjevva eso mahā-ṇā-aro kaṇho.
  
   ubhe-both (gopīs); sa-with; harṣam-joy; halā-O; kadham-how?; tumhādisīṇam-of those like you; go-ula-in Gokula; sundarīṇam-of beautiful girls; go-ulinda-of the king of Gokula (Nanda Mahārāja); ṇandaṇam-the son (Kṛṣṇa); ujjhi-a-having abandoned; aparaṁssi-towards someone else; anurā-o-love; saṁbhavadi-come into existence; tā-therefore; suṇāhi-please listen; ekko-one; jjevva-indeed; eso-He; mahā-ṇā-aro-the great amorous hero (or very clever); kaṇho-Kṛṣṇa.
  
  Lalitā and Viśākhā: (happily) How can beautiful girls of Gokula like You give up Kṛṣṇa and fall in love with some other man? Listen! These three persons are one. This is the best of romantic heroes, the clever Kṛṣṇa.
  
   rādhikā: (socchvāsam ātmagatam) hi-a-a, samāsassa samāsassa. dāṇiṁ jādā jī-alo-a-nivāsa-lālasā.
  
   sa-with; ucchvāsam-a sigh of relief; ātmagatam-aside; hi-a-a-O heart; samāsassa samāsassa-be comforted, be comforted; dāṇīm-now; jādā-is born; tuha-of you; jī-alo-a-the living entities; nivāsa-who resides; lālasā-eagerly longing.
  
  Rādhika: (breathes a sigh of relief and say to Herself) O heart, rejoice, rejoice. The person you long to attain is eagerly desired by all living beings!
  
   ubhe: (sanskṛtena)
  sā saurabhormi-paridigdha-digantarāpi
   vandhyaṁ januḥ sutanu gandha-phalī bibharti
  rādhe na vibhrama-bharaḥ kriyate yad-aṅke
   kāmaṁ nipīta-madhunā madhusūdanena
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; sā-that; saurabha-of sweet fragrance; ūrmi-with waves; paridigdha-anointed; dig-antarā-all directions; api-although; vandhyam-useless; januḥ-birth; sutanu-O beautiful one; gandha-phalī-campaka creeper; bibharti-holds; rādhe-O Rādhā; na-not; vibhrama-of pastimes; bharaḥ-multitude; krityate-is performed; yat-of whom; aṅke-on the lap; kāmam-joyfully; nipīta-drunk; madhunā-honey; madhusūdanena-by the bumble-bee who is Madhusūdana (Kṛṣṇa).
  
  Lalitā and Viśākhā: O slender Rādhā, even if it anoints the directions with waves of sweet fragrance, a flowering campaka creeper lives in vain if a playful bumble-bee does not drink it's honey!
  
   nandīmukhī: (parikramya) kahaṁ aggado jevva esā rāhī. (ity upasṛtya) ja-adu ja-adu pi-asahī.
   rādhikā: (sāvahittham) sahi, kusalaṁ bhāvadī-e.
  
   parikramya-walking; kaham-how is it?; aggado-in the presence; jevva-indeed; esā-she; rāhī-Rādhā; iti-thus; upasṛtya-approaching; ja-adu ja-adu-all glories, all glories; pi-a-dear; sahī-friend; sa-with; avahittham-concealment of her actual thoughts; sahi-O friend; kusalam-auspiciousness; bhāvadi-e-for you.
  
  Nandīmukhī: (walking) Why is Rādhā here? (She approaches Her) Glory, glory to my dear sakhi!
  
  Rādhikā: (concealing Her emotions) O sakhi, may good fortune accompany you.
  
   nandīmukhī: tuha ullāhattaṇe jāde (iti rādhāṁ nibhālya svagatam.) appekkhi-a cce-a ma-e paḍhaṁ ṇiṭṭaṅkidam. tadhāvi pucchissam.
  
   tuha-your; ullahattane-recovery; jade-produced; iti-thus; radham-at Rādhā; nibhalya-glancing; svagatam-aside; appekkhi-a-not seen; ma-e-by me; padham-at first; nittankidam-prevented; tadhavi-nevertheless; pucchissam-I shall ask.
  
  Nandīmukhī: I see You are feeling better. (Looking at Rādhā, she says to herself) I do not see anything unusual. Perhaps She hides it. I will ask Her.
  
   (prakāśam, sanskṛtena)
  na mugdhe vaidagdhī-garima-paridigdhā tava matir
   virāmo nedānīm api vapuṣi bālyasya vayasaḥ
  kam apy antaḥ-kṣobhaṁ prathayasi tathāpi tvam athavā
   sakhi jñātam vṛndāvana-madana-visphūrjitam idam
  
   prakāśam-openly; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; na-not; mugdhe-O simple girl; vaidagdhī-cleverness; garima-with a great quantity; paridigdhā-sufficiently anointed; tava-your; matiḥ-mind; virāmaḥ-cessation; na-not; idānīm-now; vapuṣi-in the body; bālyasya-of youth; vayasaḥ-of the age; kam api-some; antaḥ-internal; kṣobham-agitation; prathayasi-you are manifesting; tathā api-nevertheless; tvam-you; athavā-perhaps; sakhi-O friend; jñātam-known; vṛndāvana-of Vṛndāvana; madana-the Kāmadeva; visphūrjitam-manifested; idam-this.
  
  (Openly) O innocent girl, Your mind is not sufficiently anointed with great cleverness, and childhood has not yet left Your body. Nevertheless, Your heart is very agitated. Sakhi, perhaps You have met the Kāmadeva of Vṛndāvana forest?
  
   lalitā: a-i ali-āsaṅkiṇi, sīdala-dakkhiṇāṇila-hetu-aṁ kampa-pula-aṁ pekkhi-a kīsa dūsahaṁ parivādaṁ desi.
  
   a-i-O; ali-pretended; āśaṅkiṇi-fear; sīdala-cool; dakkiṇa-southern; anila-wind; hetu-am-cause; kampa-trembling; pula-am-hairs standing upright; pekkhi-a-having seen; kīsa-why?; dūsaham-faulty; parivādam-blame; desi-you give.
  
  Lalitā: O suspicious girl, the trembling and standing up of hairs that you see is caused by the cold southern wind. Why do you wrongly accuse Her?
  
   nandīmukhī: (sasmitam, sanskṛtena)
  romāñcaḥ pariceṣyate katham ayaṁ nāsmābhir utkampavāh
   duṣkīrtiṁ nahi dakṣiṇāya marute dākṣiṇya-śūnye vada
  etan manmatha-koṭi-sambhrama-bharair bambhromyate subhruvaḥ
   svānte nāgara-cakravarti-nayana-prāntasya līlāyitam
  
   sa-with; smitam-a smile; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; roma-añcaḥ-hair standing upright; pariceṣyate-will be augmented; katham-how is it; ayam-this; na-not; asmābhiḥ-by us; utkampavān-trembling; duṣkīrtim-dishonor; nahi-not; dakṣiṇāya-to the southern; marute-breeze; dākṣiṇya-of perception; śūnye-O you who are devoid; vada-please say; sambhrama-charm; bharaiḥ-by the great quantity; bambhramyate-constantly move; subhruvaḥ-of she who has beautiful eyebrows; svānte-in the heart; nāgara-of amorous heroes; cakravarti-of the emperor (Kṛṣṇa); nayana-of the eyes; prāntasya-of the corner; līlāyitam-pastimes.
  
  Nandīmukhī: (smiling) Why do the hairs of our bodies not also stand up? O simple-minded girl, don't blame the southern wind. I think the sidelong glance of the king of amorous heroes, whose graceful eyebrows are worshiped by millions of Kāmadevas, now plays in this girl's heart!
  
   tā saccaṁ kahehi. kadā edā-e paccakkhī-kido go-ulāṇando.
   viśākhā: evaṁ ṇedam.
  
   tā-therefore; saccam-the truth; kahehi-please tell; kadā-when?; edā-e-by her; paccakkhī-kido-was seen; go-ula-of Gokula; āṇando-bliss (Kṛṣṇa); evam-in this way; ṇedam-this.
  
  Tell the truth. She saw Kṛṣṇa, the bliss of Gokula?
  
  Viśākhā: Yes, it is so.
  
   nandīmukhī: (sanskṛtena)
  dara-vicalita-bālyā vallabhā bāndhavānāṁ
   viharasi bhuvane tvaṁ patyur āmoda-pātrī
  ahaha paśupa-rāmā kāmino mohanatvaṁ
   tvam api yad amunāntar bāḍham unmāditāsi
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; dara-slight; vicalita-moved; bālyā-from childhood; vallabhā-dear; bāndhavānām-of her relatives; viharasi-you perform pastimes; bhuvane-in the house; tvam-you; patyuḥ-of the husband; āmoda-of delight; pātrī-the object; ahaha-O; paśupa-of the cowherd men; rāmā-of the beautiful wives; kāminaḥ-of the lusty boy; mohanatvam-the enchantment; tvam-you; api-even; yat-which; amunā-by this; antaḥ-within; bāḍham-exceedingly; unmāditā-maddened; asi-you are.
  
  Nandīmukhī: O vessel of bliss! Not so long ago, You left Your childhood, dear to Your relatives, and began to enjoy pastimes in Your husband's house. Ah! Now You have fallen under the spell of a lusty boy who enjoys with the beautiful wives of the cowherds, and Your heart has become mad!
  
   tā ahaṁ bhāvadīṁ tuvareduṁ gamissam. (iti niṣkrāntā).
  
   tā-therefore; aham-I; bhāvadīm-to the exalted Paurṇamāsī; tuvaredum-to quickly; gamissam-I shall go; iti-thus; niṣkrāntā-she exits.
  
  I will immediately go to the noble Paurṇamāsī. (She exits.)
  
   rādhikā: (vimṛśya. sanskṛtena)
  sā kalyāṇī kula-yuvatibhiḥ śīlitā dharma-śailī
   grāg asmābhiḥ katham avinayotphullam ullaṅghanīyā
   (ity ardhokte. punaḥ sotkaṇṭham.)
  hā dṛg-bhaṅgī-parimala-kalā-karmaṭho 'yaṁ kathaṁ vā
   hātuṁ śakyaḥ paśupa-nagarī-nāgarī-nāgarendraḥ
  
   vimṛśya-reflecting for a moment; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; sā-she; kalyāṇī-auspicious; kula-pious and chaste; yuvatibhiḥ-by the young girls; śīlitā-performed; dharma-pious; śailī-activities; drāk-quickly; asmābhiḥ-by us; katham-how is it?; avinaya-immodesty; phullam-blossomed; ullaṅghanīyā-about to be transgressed; iti-thus; ardha-half; ukte-in the speech; punaḥ-again; sa-with; utkaṇṭham-longing; hā-O; dṛk-bhaṅgī-of the sidelong glances; parimala-manifestations; kalā-at the art; karmaṭhaḥ-very expert; ayam-He; katham vā-how is it possible?; hātum-to neglect; śakyaḥ-able; paśupa-of the cowherd men; nagarī-of the town of Gokula; nāgarī-of the charming gopīs; nāgara-of the amorous heroes; indraḥ-the king.
  
  Rādhikā: (reflects for a moment, and then says) Why do we pious girls disobey the auspicious rules of dharma? (She stops in the middle, and then again speaks, filled with longing.) Ah! How can I reject the best of the amorous heroes of this cowherd's village, who is very expert in the art of casting sidelong glances at beautiful girls?
  
   (tataḥ praviśati nandīmukhī-mukharābhyām anugamyamānā paurṇamāsī.)
   paurṇamāsī: mukhare, kim aduḥsādha-bādhā tarkitā tvayā rādhā
   mukharā: bhāvadi, suṇāhi.
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; nandīmukhī-by Nandīmukhī; mukharābhyām-and Mukharā; anugamyamānā-followed; paurṇamāsī-Paurṇamāsī; mukhare-O Mukharā; kim-why?; aduḥsādha-incurable; bādhā-disease; tarkitā-is thought; tvayā-by you; rādhā-Rādhā; bhāvadi-O noble gopī; suṇāhi-please listen.
  
  (Followed by Nandīmukhī and Mukharā, Paurṇamāsī enters.)
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Mukharā, why do you think Rādhā suffers from an incurable illness?
  
  Mukharā: O noble lady, listen.
  
  agre vikṣya śikhaṇḍa acirād utkampam ālambate
   guñjānāṁ ca vilokanān muhur asau parikrośati
  no jāne janayann apūrva-naṭana-krīdā-camatkāritāṁ
   bālāyāḥ kila citta-bhūmim aviśat ko 'yaṁ navīna-grahaḥ
  
   agre-in front; vikṣya-seeing; śikhaṇḍa-khaṇḍam-some peacock feathers; acirāt-all of a sudden; utkampam-trembling of the heart and body; ālambate-takes to; guñjānām-of a necklace of gūnjā berries; ca-also; vilokanāt-by seeing; muhuḥ-constantly; asau-She; sa-asram-with tears; parikrośati-goes around crying; no-not; jāne-I know; janayan-awakening; apūrva-naṭana-unprecedented dramatic dancing; kriḍā-of activities; camatkāritām-astonishment; bālāyāḥ-of this poor girl; kila-certainly; citta-bhūmim-within the heart; aviśat-has entered; kaḥ-what; ayam-this; navīna-grahaḥ-new planet's influence.
  
  Seeing peacock feathers in front of Her, this girl suddenly begins trembling. When She sometimes sees a necklace of gūnjā berries, She sheds tears and cries loudly. I do not know what kind of planet's influence has affected the heart of this poor girl, awakening in it an unprecedented and astonishing dramatic dancing!
  
   paurṇamāsī: (svagatam) so 'yam uddaṇḍasya navānurāga-rāśeḥ ko 'pi caṇḍimā. (prakāśam) mukhare, sādhu vijñātam. yad atra dānava-kulāvataṁsāḥ kaṁsādayo rādhām anviṣyanti tena ko 'py ayam aṅganā-graho bālām āviveśa.
  
   svagatam-aside; saḥ-it; ayam-this; uddaṇḍasya-powerful; nava-new; anurāga-of love; rāśeḥ-of a great quantity; koḥ api-some; caṇḍimā-violent passion; prakāśam-openly; mukhare-O Mukharā; sādhu-properly; vijñātam-understood; yat-which; atra-here; dānava-of the demons; kula-of the dynasties; avataṁsāḥ-crowns; kaṁsa-Kaṁsa; ādayaḥ-headed by; rādhām-Rādhā; anviśyanti-search; tena-because of this; kaḥ api-some; ayam-this; aṅganā-woman; grahaḥ-magical influence; bālām-the girl; āviveśa-entered.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (aside) This is the passion of intense new love. (Openly) Mukharā, I understand this very well. Kaṁsa and the other demons are searching for Rādhā. Because of them, the magical influence of some female ghost entered the heart of this girl.
  
   mukharā: bhāvadi, ko ettha paḍi-āro.
   paurṇamāsī: api dānavārer dṛṣṭir eva.
  
   bhāvadi-O noble gopī; ko-what?; ettha-here; paḍi-āro-is the remedy; api-certainly; dānava-of the demons; areḥ-the enemy; dṛṣṭir-a glimpse; eva-only.
  
  Mukharā: Noble lady, what is the remedy?
  
  Paurṇamāsī: The only remedy is to look at the enemy of the demons.
  
   mukharā: bhāvadi, kuḍilā kkhu jaḍilā edaṁ ṇāniṇandissadi.
   paurṇamāsī: mukhare, sa khalu mad-girā sandiśyatām--"jaṭile, mā śaṅkiṣṭhāḥ. kṛṣṇam ātmavidyayaiva saṅghatayiṣyāmi" iti.
   (mukharā namaskṛtya niṣkrāntā.)
  
   bhāvadi-O noble gopī; kuḍilā-crooked; kkhu-indeed; jaḍilā-Jaṭilā; edam-this; ṇa-not; ahiṇandissadi-wil become pleased; mukhare-O Mukharā; sā-she; khalu-indeed; mad-my; girā-by speech; sandiśyatām-may be told; jaṭile-O Jaṭilā; mā-do not; śaṅkiṣṭhāḥ-be afraid; kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; ātma-vidyayā-by mystic power; saṅghatayiśyāmi-I shall bring; iti-thus; mukharā-Mukharā; namaskṛtya-offering obeisances; niśkrāntā-exits.
  
  Mukharā: Noble lady, this will not please crooked Jaṭilā!
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Mukharā, I will tell her, "Jaṭilā, don't worry! I will make Kṛṣṇa appear by my mystic power."
  
  (Mukharā offers obeisances and exits.)
  
   paurṇamāsī: (upasṛtya) vatse, nijābhīṣṭa-lābhena kṛtārthī-bhūyāḥ.
   (rādhā sāvahitthaṁ praṇamati.)
  
   upasṛtya-approaching; vatse-O child; nija-own; abhīṣṭa-of the desire; lābhena-by the attainment; kṛta-arthī-contented; bhūyāḥ-greatly; rādhā-Rādhā; sa-with; avahittham-concealment of her actual emotions; praṇamati-offers obeisances.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (approaches Rādhā) Child, now my desires are fulfilled.
  
  (Concealing her emotions, Rādhā offers obeisances.)
  
   paurṇamāsī: (svagatam)
  bhajantyāḥ savrīḍaṁ katham api tad-āḍambara-ghaṭām
   apahnotuṁ yatnād abhinava-madāmoda-madhurā
  adhīrā kālindī-pulina-kalabhendrasya vijayaṁ
   sarojakṣyāḥ sākṣād vadati hṛdi kuñje tanuvanī
  
   svagatam-aside; bhajantyāḥ-who is acting; sa-with; vrīḍam-embarrassment; katham api-by some means; tat-of Him; āḍambara-the trumpeting; ghaṭām-abundance; apahnotum-to conceal; yathāt-with great effort; abhinava-fresh; mada-of the rut-fluid which flows from an elephant's temples (or musk); āmoda-bodily fragrance; madhurā-sweetened; adhīrā-untamed; kālindī-of the Yamunā river; pulina-on the bank; kalabha-of the young elephants; indrasya-of the king; vijayam-victory; saroja-lotus; akṣyāḥ-eyes; sākṣāt-directly; vadati-showing; hṛdi-in the heart; kuñje-in the grove; tanu-form; vanī-small forest.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (aside) Although She shyly tries to hide the loud roar of the young elephant's king, who plays on the bank of the Yamunā in the forest of Her body, sweet with the fragrance of fresh musk, Rādhā's lotus eyes proclaim the victory of this restless elephant in the bower of Her heart.
  
   (punar nirūpya janāntikam.) hanta nāndīmukhī, nirbhara-gabhīra- premormi-nirmita-manaḥ-kṣobhā kim apy eṣā viceṣṭate. tad iyam avadhāryatām anurāga-vīrasya kāpi durvibodha-gabhīra-vikrama-vaicitrī. tathā hi.
  
   punaḥ-again; nirūpya-describing; janāntikam-whispering (to Nāndīmukhī); hanta-O; nāndīmukhi-Nāndīmukhi; nirbhara-great; gabhīra-deep; prema-of love; ūrmi-by waves; nirmita-produced; manaḥ-of the mind; kṣobhā-agitation; kim api-indescribeable; eṣā-she; viceṣṭate-acts; tat-that; iyam-this; avadhāryatām-should be considered; anurāga-of love; vīrasya-of the hero; kā api-something; durvibodha-difficult to understand; gabhīra-great; vikrama-prowess; vaicitrī-wonder; tathā hi-for this reason it has been said.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (whispers) Nāndīmukhī, Her mind is agitated by waves of deep, intense love. Know that this is caused by the wonderful and inconceivable power of one amorous hero!
  
  pratyāhṛtya muniḥ kṣaṇaṁ viṣayato yasmin mano dhitsate
   bālāsau viṣayeṣu dhitsati tataḥ pratyāharantī manaḥ
  yasya sphūrti-lavāya hanta hṛdaye yogī samutkaṇṭhate
   mugdheyaṁ bata paśya tasya hṛdayāh niṣkrāntim ākāṅkṣati
  
   pratyāhṛtya-having withdrawn; muniḥ-a sage; kṣaṇam-for a moment; viṣayataḥ-from the objects of the senses; yasmin-in whom; manaḥ-mind; dhitsate-is placed; bālā-girl; asau-this; viṣayeṣu-in the sense-objects; dhitsati-places; tataḥ-from that; pratyāharantī-withdrawing; manaḥ-the mind; yasya-of whom; sphūrti-of manifestation; lavāya-for a tiny particle; hanta-O; hṛdaye-in the heart; yogī-a yogī; samutkaṇṭhate-aspires; mugdhā-bewildered; iyam-this; bata-alas; paṣya-just look; tasya-of Him; hṛdayāt-from the heart; niskrāntim-the exit; ākāṅkṣati-desires.
  
  Just see how wonderful it is! Great sages windraw their consciousness from the objects of the senses and with great difficulty try to situate Kṛṣṇa in their hearts. And opposed to this, this young girl is trying to withdraw Her mind from Kṛṣṇa so She can apply it to the material activities. Ah! What a regrettable thing it is that this girl is trying to drive away from Her heart the same Kṛṣṇa who is sought after by great yogis through severe austerities!
  
   nāndīmukhī: bhāvadi, īrisassa bhā-assa viṇṇāne mūḍhamhi.
   paurṇamāsī: vatse satyam āttha. durgamo 'yam gāḍhānurāga-vivartaḥ. śruyatām.
  
   bhāvadi-O noble lady; īrisassa-like this; bhā-assa-of love; viṇṇāne-in knowledge; mūḍhamhi-I am bewildered; vatse-child; satyam-truth; āttha.-you say; durgamaḥ-difficult to attain; ayam-this; gāḍha-deep; anurāga-love; vivartaḥ-ecstasy; śruyatām-please hear.
  
  Nāndīmukhī: O noble lady, love like this bewilders me.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Child, what you say is true. This deep and ecstatic love is very rare and difficult to understand. Please listen.
  
  pīḍābhir nava-kāla-kūṭa-kaṭutā-garvasya nirvāsano
   nisyandena mudām sudhā-madhurimāhaṅkāra-saṅkocanaḥ
  premā sundari nanda-nandana-paro jāgarti yasyāntare
   jñāyante sphutam asya vakra-madhurās tenaiva vikrāntayaḥ
  
   pīḍābhir-by the sufferings; nava-fresh; kāla-kūta-of poison; kaṭutā-of the severity; garvasya-of pride; nirvāsanaḥ-banishment; nisyandena-by pouring down; mudām-happiness; sudhā-of nectar; madhurimā-of the sweetness; ahaṅkāra-the pride; saṅkocanaḥ-minimizing; premā-love; sundarī-beautiful girl; nanda-nandana-paraḥ-fixed upon the son of Mahārāja Nanda; jāgarti-awakens; yasya-of whom; antare-in the heart; jñāyante-are perceived; sphutam-clearly manifested; asya-of that; vakra-crooked; madhurāḥ-and sweet; tena-by him; eva-alone; vikrāntayaḥ-the path.
  
  The pain caused by this love destroys the pride of the fresh kāla-kūṭa poison, but at the same time, the experienced stream of bliss eclipses the sweetness of the nectar. My beautiful girl, only the person who awakens prema for Nanda-nandana in his heart will be able to experience the crooked path of this sweet love.
  
   tad ehi, bhāvam asyāḥ parīkṣevahi. (ity upasṛtya) vatse kim api praṣṭavyāsi.
  
   tat-to that; ehi-please do; bhāvam-the love; asyāḥ-of her (Rādhā); parīkṣevahi-let us observe; iti-thus; upasṛtya-approaching; vatse-O child; kim api-a little; praṣṭavyā-to be questioned; asi-you are.
  
  Come, let us test Her love. (They approach Rādhā) Child, we would like to ask You some questions.
  
  yatiḥ premodāttaḥ sucarita-kathā gokula-pure
   prasiddhā te śuddhe janir api ca lakṣmīvati kule
  apurvā kurvāṇā matim iha mahā-sāhasamayīṁ
   suhṛdbhyas tvaṁ lajjām api kim iva rādhe na bhajasi
   (rādhikā kātaryam abhinīya salajjaṁ lalitā-karṇa-mūle lagati.)
  
   yatiḥ-self-control; premodattaḥ-love for others; sucarita-of pious conduct; kathā-the account; gokula-of Gokula; pure-in the town; prasiddhā-famous; te-your; śuddhe-pure; janiḥ-birth; api-even; ca-and; lakṣmīvati-prosperous; kule-in a family; apurvā-unprecedented; kurvāṇā-performing; matim-mind; iha-here; mahā-great; sāhasa-of restlessness; mayīm-consisting; suhṛbhyaḥ-to friends; tvam-you; lajjām-embarrassment; api-even; kim iva-why?; rādhe-O Rādhā; na-not; bhajasi-you do; rādhikā-Rādhā; kātaryam-agitated and alarmed; abhinīya-having become; sa-lajjam-embarrassed; lalitā-of Lalitā; karṇa-mūle-the ear; lagati-approaches.
  
  Your self-control, love for others, pious conduct, and birth in a prosperous family are well-known in Gokula. O Rādhā, why are You so reckless, and not shy even in front of Your friends?
  
  (Agitated and embarrassed, Rādhikā whispers in Lalitā's ear.)
  
   lalitā: ajje, viṇṇavedi rāhi. (iti sanskṛtena.)
  doṣodgāraṁ tvam api kuruṣe hā mayi vyākulāyāṁ
   pādebhyas te bhagavati śape nāparādhyāmi sādhvi
  parṇaiḥ karnotpala-valayibhis tāḍyamāno 'pi dhūrto
   na śyāmātmā mama tanu-pariṣvaṅga-raṅgaṁ jahāti
  
   ajje-O noble gopī; viṇṇavedi-should explain; rāhi-Rādhā; iti-thus; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; doṣa-of faults; udgāram-spitting out; tvam-you; api-even; kuruṣe-perform; hā-O; mayi-to me; vyākulāyām-perplexed; pādebhyaḥ-to the feet; te-Your; bhagavati-to you; śape-I swear; na-not; aparādhyāmi-I offend; sādhvi-O saintly gopī; parṇaiḥ-with leaves; karṇa-on the ear; utpala-blue lotus flowers; valayibhiḥ-circled by; tāḍyamānaḥ-beaten; api-even; dhūrtaḥ-rascal; na-not; śyāma-dark complexioned; ātmā-person; mama-my; tanu-body; pariṣvaṅga-of embracing; raṅgam-pleasure; jahāti-abandons.
  
  Lalitā: Noble lady, Rādhā wants to explain. She says: "O noble lady, I take an oath upon your feet, that I have not done anything wrong. Even though again and again I struck Him with a garland of lotus flowers, that dark-complexioned rake would not give up the pleasure of embracing Me!"
  
   paurṇamāsī: (serṣyam ivālokya) mugdhe, kim anyāṁ prauḍha-mudrāṁ noddaṇḍayasi.
  
   sa-with; īrṣyam-malice; iva-as if; ālokya-glancing; mugdhe-O bewildered girl; kim-what?; anyām-further; prauḍha-arrogant; mudrām-sign; na-not; uddaṇḍayasi-you violently strike.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (looking at Rādhā with pretended anger) O silly girl, why did You not do something more ferocious to stop Him?
  
   rādhikā: (saroṣam. sanskṛtena)
  krośantyāṁ kara-pallavena balavān sadyaḥ pidhatte mukhaṁ
   dhāvantyāṁ bhaya-bhāji vistṛta-bhujo rundhe puraḥ paddhatim
  pādānte viluṭhaty asau mayi muhur daṣṭādharāyāṁ ruṣā
   mātaś caṇḍi mayā śikhaṇḍa-mukuṭād ātmābhirarakṣyah katham
  
   sa-with; roṣam-anger; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; kroṣantyām-when crying; kara-hand; pallavena-with the sprout; balavān-strong; sadyaḥ-immediately; pidhatte-covers; mukham-the mouth; dhāvantyām-while running away; bhaya-bhāji-frightened; vistṛta-spread; bhujaḥ-arms; rudhe-obstructs; puraḥ-in the front; padhatim-the path; pāda-of the feet; ante-at the end; viluṭhati-falling down; asau-Him; mayi-My; muhuḥ-again and again; daṣṭa-adharāyām-bitten lips; ruṣā-with anger; mātaḥ-O mother; caṇḍi-angry; mayā-by Me; śikhaṇḍa-mukuṭāt-from Kṛṣṇa who wears a peacock feather on His head; ātma-self; abhirakṣyaḥ-protection; katham-how may it be?
  
  Rādhikā: (angrily) If I want to cry, He immediately covers My mouth with His tender sprout-like fingers. When I try to flee in fear, He spreads His arms to block My path, and I fall at His feet, angrily biting My lips again and again. O angry mother, please tell Me, how I can protect Myself from this youth with a peacock feather on His head?
  
   paurṇamāsī: (svagatam) niṣkampatayā baddha-mūlo 'yaṁ prema-palāśī.
  
   svagatam-aside; niṣkampatayā-by not shaking; baddha-bound; mūlaḥ-root; ayam-this; prema-of love; palāśī-tree.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (aside) Her tree of love is firmly rooted!
  
   (prakāśam)
  tvayā nīto vāmaḥ phalaka-milad-aṅgo madhu-ripuḥ
   sukhāśābhiḥ krīḍā-kutukini kuto netra-padavīm
  kukūlāgni-jvālā-paṭala-kaṭu-kelir yad adhunā
   daśeyaṁ danta tvāṁ jvalayati himānīva nalinīm
  
   prakāśam-openly; tvayā-by you; nītaḥ-brought; vāmaḥ-inimical; phalaka-picture; milat-meeting; aṅgaḥ-body; madhu-ripuḥ- Kṛṣṇa, whose sweetness defeats spring and honey; sukha-of happiness; āśābhiḥ-with hopes; krīḍā-pastimes; kutukini-O you who are eager to perform; kutaḥ-for what reason?; netra-of the eyes; padavīm-to the path; kukūla-agni-entire body set on fire; jvālā-burning; paṭala-abundance; kaṭu- fierce; keliḥ-pastimes; yat-which; adhunā-now; daśā-condition; iyam-this; tvām-you; jvalayati-burns; himāni-snows; iva-like; nalinīm-lotus flower.
  
  (Openly) O Rādhā fond of joyful pastimes, why did You bring Kṛṣṇa to the pathway of Your eyes, looking at His form, which is sweeter than honey, in the picture? Now a fierce fire burns Your body, just like snow scorching a lotus flower.
  
   rādhā: (kṛṣṇam uddiśya sopālambham ātmagatam)
  śiśiraya dṛṣau dṛṣṭvā divyaṁ kiśoram itīkṣitaḥ
   parijana-girāṁ visarmbhāt tvaṁ vilāsa-phalāṅkitaḥ
  śiva śiva kathaṁ jānīmas tvām avakra-dhiyo vayaṁ
   nibiḍa-vaḍavā-vahni-jvālā-kalāpa-vikāsinam
  
   kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; uddisya-noting; sa-with; upālambham-recognition; ātma-gatam-aside; śiśiraya-cooling; dṛśau-eyes; dṛṣṭvā-having seen; divyam-charming; kiśoram-youth; iti-thus; īkṣitaḥ-seen; parijana-of the associates; girām-of the words; viśrambhāt-because of confidence; tvam-you; vilāsa-phalāṅkitaḥ-marked with playfulness; śiva śiva-ah! ah! (an interjection of disapprobation); katham-why?; jānīmaḥ-we understand; tvām-you; avakra-honest; dhiyaḥ-minds; vayam-we; nibida-intense; vaḍavā-vahni-vadava-agni form of fire; jvālā-of flames; kalāpa-multitude; vikāsinam-expanded.
  
  Rādhā: (thinking of Kṛṣṇa, She says to Herself) Having faith in the words of My sakhis, who told Me to look at Your kiśora form marked with playfulness to soothe My eyes, I looked at Your picture. O Śiva Śiva! How could We simply-minded girls know that You are like the vaḍavā-agni, burning with great flames?
  
   paurṇamāsī: (sasneham ālokya.) vatse, kṣaṇam ekānte niviśya puṣpeṣu lekho nirmīyatām. yathāṁ kṛṣṇāya svasakhībhyāṁ samarpyate.
   (rādhā sakhībhyāṁ saha niṣkraṇtā.)
  
   sa-with; sneham-affection; ālokya-seeing; vatse-O child; kṣaṇam-for a moment; ekānte-in a private place; niviśya-having entered; puṣpeṣu-among flowers; lekhaḥ-a letter; nirmīyatām-may be written; yathā-just as; ayam-this; kṛṣṇāya-to Kṛṣṇa; sva-your own; sakhībhyām-by the two friends (Lalitā and Viṣākhā); samarpyate-may be presented; rādhā-Rādhā; sakhībhyām-with two friends; saha-with; niṣkrāntā-exits.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (affectionately glancing at Rādhā) Child, come for a moment in this secluded flower garden and write a letter. Your sakhis will carry it to Kṛṣṇa. (Accompanied by Her two sakhis, Rādhā exits.)
  
   paurṇamāsī: (parikramya) nāndīmukhi. kṛṣṇo 'pi nātidūre bhaviṣyati, yad atra dakṣiṇato naicikī-nikurambasya hambāravāḍambaro 'yam ambaram ākrāmati. tad ahaṁ snāhārtaṁ vrajāmi.
   (iti niṣkrānte.)
  
   parikramya-beginning to walk; nāndīmukhi-O Nāndīmukhi; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; api-certainly; na-not; ati-very; dūre-far away; bhaviṣyati-will be; yat-because; atra-here; dakṣiṇataḥ-from the south; naicikī-of transcendental surabhi cows; nikurambasya-of the herd; hambā-rava-of the lowing sound; āḍambaraḥ-the loud sound; ayam-this; ambaram-to the sky; ākrāmati-goes; tat-therefore; aham-I; sṇana-of taking bath; artham-for the purpose; vrajāmi-I shall go.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (walking) Nāndīmukhī, Kṛṣṇa is not far from here since the mooing of His cows, coming from the south, fills the sky. I will go to take a bath.
  
  (Paurṇamāsī and Nāndīmukhī exit.)
  
   (tataḥ praviśati kṛṣṇaḥ)
  kṛṣṇaḥ: (sodvegam)
  yadavadhi tad akasmād eva vismāyitākṣaṁ
   nava-taḍid-abhirāmaṁ dhāma sākṣād babhūva
  tadavadhi cira-cintā-cakra-saktā viraktiṁ
   mama matir upabhoge yoginīva prayāti
  
   yadavadhi-since that time; tat-that; akasmāt-suddenly; eva-indeed; vismāyita-astonished; akṣam-eyes; nava-new; taḍit-lightning; abhirāmam-splendid; dhāma-form; sākṣat-directly; babhūva-became; tadavadhi-from that time; cira-for a long time; cintā-anxious thought; cakra-in the circle; saktā-fixed; viraktim-indifference; mama-my; matiḥ-mind; upabhoge-in the objects of enjoyment; yoginī-an ascetic; iva-as; prayāti-attains.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (enters, distressed) From the moment that form splendid like new lightning suddenly filled My eyes with wonder, My mind fell into a whirlpool of thoughts and, like a yogī, renounced all other happiness.
  
   (puro 'nusṛtya) hanta, raṅgaṇa-mālyam upanetuṁ prasthito vayasyaḥ kathaṁ vilambate.
   (praviśya mālya-hastaḥ.)
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: kadhaṁ ajja dummaṇā-edi pi-a-vasso. hodu. pasaṅgado jānissam.
  
   puraḥ-ahead; anusrtya-moving; hanta-O; raṅgaṇa-from rangana flowers; mālyam-garland; upanetum-to bring; prasthitaḥ-appointed; vayasyaḥ-companion; katham-why; vilambate-tarries; praviśya-enters; mālya-with a garland; hastaḥ-in his hand; kadham-why?; ajja-now; dummaṇā-edi-is troubled; pi-a-dear; vāsso-friend; hodu-may it be; pasaṅgado-when the occasion presents itself; jāḥissam-I will understand.
  
  (Going ahead) Oh! I sent My friend to bring a garland of raṅgaṇa flowers. Why does he delay?
  
  (Carrying a garland in his hand, Madhumaṅgala enters.)
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Why is my dear friend unhappy? So be it. In time I will know why.
  
   (iti parikramya kṛṣṇam paśyan. svagatam, sanskṛtena)
  phulla-prasūna-paṭalais tapanīya-varṇām
   ālokya campaka-latāṁ kila kampate 'sau
  śaṅke niraṅka-nava-kuṅkuma-paṅka-gaurī
   rādhāsya citta-phalake tilakī-babhūva
  
   iti-thus; parikramya-walking; kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; paśyan-seeing; svagatam-aside; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; phulla-blossomed; prasūna-of flowers; paṭalaiḥ-with multitudes; tapanīya-of gold; varṇām-color; ālokya-having seeing; campaka-campaka; latām-creeper; kila-indeed; kampate-trembles; asau-He; śaṅke-I think; niraṅka-pure; nava-fresh; kuṅkuma-by kuṅkuma powder; gaurī-golden; rādhā-Rādhā; asya-His; citta-of the mind; phalake-on the drawing-paper; tilakī-marking; babhūva-has become.
  
  (Walking, Madhumaṅgala sees Kṛṣṇa and says to himself) Looking at the vine blooming with many golden campaka flowers, Kṛṣṇa trembles. I think that golden Rādhā, decorated with fresh kuṅkuma, has now marked the canvas of His mind.
  
   (ity upasṛtya) bho geṇha (iti mālyaṁ nivedayati)
  kṛṣṇa: (anākarṇitakenaiva)
  kanakādri-niketa-ketakī
   kalikā-kalpa-kalevara-dyutiḥ
  hṛdi sā mudirāli-medure
   capalā māṁ kim alaṅkariṣyati
  
   iti-thus; upasṛtya-approaching; bho-O; geṇha-please take; iti-thus; mālyan-the garland; nivedayati-offers; anākarṇitakena-as if He had not heard; eva-certainly; kanaka-of gold; adri-mountain; niketa-residence; ketakī-the ketakī; kalikā-unblossomed flowers; kalpa-equal; kalevara-of the body; dyutiḥ-splendor; hṛdi-on the chest; sā-she; mudira-of clouds; āli-of a multitude; medure-smooth; capalā-lightning; mām-me; kim-whether?; alaṅkariṣyati-will ornament.
  
  (Madhumaṅgala approaches Kṛṣṇa). Bho! Please take it. (He offers the garland to Kṛṣṇa).
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (as if not hearing) Her body is splendid like a budding ketakī flower on a golden mountain... When will She become a lightning flash decorating the smooth monsoon-cloud of My chest?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (svagatam) phalidaṁ me takkeṇa. (prakṣām uccaiḥ) bho pi-a-vāssa. samuhe vikkosandaṁ vi kīsa maṁ ṇa pecchasi.
  
   svagatam-aside; phalidam-fruitful; me-my; takkeṇa-by logic; prakāśam-openly; uccaiḥ-with a loud voice; bho-O; pi-a-dear; vāssa-friend; sammuhe-in Your presence; vikkosandam-crying; vi-although; kīsa-for what reason?; mam-me; ṇa-not; pecchasi-you see.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (aside) My suspicions were correct. (Openly, with a loud voice) Bho! Dear friend, why do You not see me, even though I stand right in front of You and calling out?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sāvahittham) sakhe, campaka-latāyā lāvaṇyākṛṣṭena mayā nopadṛṣṭo 'si.
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: saccaṁ cce-a bhaṇāsi, kiṁ tu saṁcāriṇī-e campa-a-ladā-e.
  
   sa-avahittham-concealing His emotions; sakhe-O friend; campaka-latāyaḥ-of the campaka creeper; lāvaṇya-by the beauty; ākṛṣṭena-attracted; mayā-by me; na-not; upadṛṣṭaḥ-perceived; asi-you are; saccam-the truth; cce-a-indeed; bhaṇāsi-you are speaking; kim tu-but; saṁcāriṇī-e-of the moving; campa-a-campaka; ladā-e-creeper.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (concealing His emotions) Friend, attracted by the beauty of this flowering campaka vine, I did not notice you.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: You speak the truth, but why are You looking at that trembling campaka vine?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, kāmam asambhāvyaś campaka-latāyāḥ sañcāraḥ.
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: vāssa, kkhaṇaṁ viramedu vaṅkattaṇam. ujju-aṁ kahehi kahaṁ suṇṇa-hi-a-osi tti.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sasmitam) sakhe, mālāṁ vinā.
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bālaṁ tti bhaṇa.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: mudheyaṁ te viśaṅkā.
  
   sakhe-O friend; kāmam-desiring; asambhāvyaḥ-impossible; campaka-campaka; latāyāḥ-of the creeper; sañcāraḥ-the movements; vāssa-O friend; kkhaṇam-for a moment; viramedu-may be stopped; vaṅkattaṇam-ambiguity; ujju-am-in a straightforward truthful manner; kahehi-please speak; kaham-how is it?; suṇṇa-empty; hi-a-osi-your heart; tti-thus; sa-with; smitam-a smile; sakhe-O friend; mālām-the garland; vinā-without; bālam-the girl; tti-thus; bhaṇa-You should say; mudhā-uselessly; te-your; viśaṅkā-suspicion.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, I want to understand its incredible movements.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: O dear friend, give up Your ambiguity even for a moment! Speak the truth. Why is Your heart now desolate like a desert?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiles) Friend, because I have no garland.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: You should say "girl", not "garland"!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Leave your silly suspicions.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sanskṛtena āśritya)
  na jānīṣe murdhnaś cyutam api śikhaṇḍam yad akhilaṁ
   na kaṇṭhe yan-mālyaṁ kalayasi purastāt kṛtam api
  tad unnītaṁ vṛndāvana-kuhara-līlā-kalabha he
   sphuṭaṁ rādhā-netra-bhramara-vara-vīryonnatir iyam
  
   sanskṛtena-speaking in Sanskrit; na-not; jānīṣe-you understand; murdhnaḥ-for the head; cyutam-fallen; api-even; śikhaṇḍam-peacock feather; yat-which; akhilam-all; na-not; kaṇṭhe-on the neck; yat-which; mālyam-garland; kalayasi-prepared; purastāt-before the eyes; kṛtam-done; api-even; tat-that; unnītam-lifted; vṛndāvana-in Vṛndāvana; kuhara-in the groves; līlā-who performs pastimes; kalabha-young elephant; he-O; sphuṭam-manifested; rādhā-of Rādhā; netra-of the eyes; bhramara-bees; vara-excellent; vīrya-power; unnatiḥ-rising; iyam-this.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: You don't even notice that the peacock feather has fallen from Your head. In front of You is a freshly made garland, but You do not put it on Your neck. O young elephant playing in the groves of Vṛndāvana forest! I think all this is caused by the great power of Rādhā's charming bee-like eyes!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam) kathaṁ nikhilam eva tarkitaṁ dhūrtena, tad alam pratarya. (prakāśam) sakhe, yathārtham attha. tad akarnyatam.
  
   svagatam-aside; katham-how?; nikhilam-everything; eva-indeed; tarkitam-has been deduced; dhurtena-by this rascal; tat-that; alam-greatly; pratarya-having misled; prakasam-openly; sakhe-O friend; yatha-artham-as it is proper; attha-you have spoken; tat-this; akarnyatam-should be heard.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (aside) How did this rascal understand everything? I will not lie to him. (Openly) Friend, what you say is true.
  
  mama rādhā nisargasthaṁ
   pratīpam anayan manaḥ
  mahā-jyaiṣṭhīva sahasā
   pravāham saura-saindhavam
  
   mama-my; rādhā-Rādhā; nisarga-stham-situated in it's own nature; pratīpam-in the opposite manner; anayan-leads; manaḥ-mind; mahā-great; jyaiṣṭhī-the full moon in the month of May-June; iva-just like; sahasā-quickly; pravāham-the mighty current; saura-saidhavam-of the Gaṅgā river.
  
  As the full moon in the month of Jyaiṣṭha fills the Gaṅgā with mighty waves, so Rādhā has agitated My peaceful mind.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: ṇūṇaṁ acchīṇaṁ de paccakkhī-bhudā esā.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: atha kim. subalataḥ sā paricikye ca. (ity autsukyam abhinīya)
  
   ṇūṇam-at present; acchinam-of the eyes; de-Your; paccakkhī-manifested; bhudā-has become; esā-she; atha kim-indeed; subalataḥ-because of Subala; sa-she; paricikye-known; ca-and; iti-thus; autsukyam abhinīya-eager.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: This girl now stands before Your eyes.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Yes, it is true. I learned about Her from Subala... (Kṛṣṇa becomes impatient.)
  
  bhramad-bhrū-vallīkaiḥ pratidiśam apāṅgasya valanaiḥ
   kuraṅgībhyo bhaṅgī-bharam upadiśantīm iva dṛśoḥ
  tatas tāṁ bimbauṣṭhīṁ kalayati mayi krodha-vikaṭo
   mano-janmā pauṣpaṁ dhanur anupamaṁ sajjam akarot
  
   bhramat-moving; bhrū-eyebrows; vallīkaiḥ-with the creepers; pratidiśam-in all directions; apāṅgasya-of the corners of the eyes; valanaiḥ-moving; kurangībhyaḥ-deer; bhaṅgī-bharam-very curved; upadiśantīm-instructing; iva-as if; dṛśoḥ-of the eyes; tataḥ-then; tām-her; bimba-like the bimba fruit; oṣṭhīm-lips; kalayati-sees; mayi-in Me; krodha-anger; vikaṭah-in great; mano-janmā-Kāmadeva; pauṣpam-made of flowers; dhanuḥ-bow; anupamam-incomparable; sajjam-strung; akarot-made.
  
  When I look at that girl with bimba-fruit lips, who, moving the creepers of Her eyebrows, teaches the does the art of casting waves of crooked glances in all directions, Kāmadeva in great anger aims at Me his peerless flower bow.
  
   madhumaṅgala: avi ṇāma saṁvuttaṁ aṇṇoṇṇa-daṁsaṇam
   kṛṣṇaḥ: nahi nahi
  tasyāh sakhe mukha-tuṣāra-mayūkha-bimbe
   dūrān mamākṣi-padavīm adhirūḍha-mātre
  nirbandhataḥ śapatha-koṭibhir ambayāhaṁ
   nītaḥ kṣaṇaḍ ahaha sadmani bhojanāya
  
   avi ṇāma-perhaps?; saṁvuttam-occurred; aṇṇoṇṇa-mutual; daṁsaṇam-sight; nahi nahi-no! no!; tasyāḥ-of Her; sakhe-O friend; mukha-of the face; tuṣāra-cooling; mayūkah-effulgence; bimbe-the moon's disk; dūrāt-from a distance; mama-my; akṣi-of the eyes; padavīm-path; adhirudha-risen; mātre-only; nirbandhataḥ-insistently; śapatha-of complaints; koṭibhiḥ-with millions; ambayā-by mother; aham-I; nītaḥ-am led; kṣaṇāt-in a moment; ahaha-alas; sadmani-home; bhojanāya-for eating.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Perhaps You two have seen each other before?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: No, no! Friend, as soon as the cooling and splendid moon of Her face rises on the horizon of My sight, My mother, with millions of complaints, stubbornly takes Me home to eat.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: vāssa, ciṭṭhanti bahulā-o ballava-sundarī-o, tadavi kīsa ekā-e rāhī-e nibharaṁ aṇurajjasi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, rādhāyām asādhāraṇī kāpi mādhurī. tathā hi.
  
   vāssa-O friend; ciṭṭhanti-there are; bahulā-many; ballava-sundarī-o-beautiful gopīs; tadavi-nevertheless; kīsa-why?; tumam-You; ekā-e-to only one; rāhī-e-to Rādhā; nibharam-greatly; anurajjasi-you attracted; sakhe-O friend; rādhāyām-in Rādhā; asādhāraṇī-extraordinary; kā api-some; mādhurī-sweetness; tathā hi-therefore I say.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Dear friend, there are so many young beautiful gopīs. Why are you so strongly attracted only to Rādhā?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O friend, some extraordinary sweetness is present in Rādhā!
  
  tasyāḥ kānti-dyutini vadane mañjule cākṣi-yugme
   tatrāmākaṁ yadavadhi sakhe dṛṣṭir eṣā niviṣṭā
  satyaṁ brumas tadavadhi bhaved indum indīvaraṁ vā
   smāraṁ smāraṁ mukha-kuṭilatā-kāriṇī yaṁ hṛṇīyā
  
   tasyāḥ-her; kānti-beautiful; dyutini-splendid; vadane-face; mañjule-charming; cākṣi-yugme-eyes; tatra-there; asmākam-of us; yadavadhi-since that time; sakhe-O friend; dṛṣṭiḥ-sight; esa-this; niviṣṭā-entered; satyam-truthfully; brumaḥ-we speak; tadavadhi-from that time; bhavet-may be; indum-the moon; indīvaram-the blue lotus flower; vā-or; smāram smāram-continually remembering; mukha-of the mouth; kuṭilatā-crookedness; kāriṇīm-doing; yam-which; hṛṇīyā-bashfulness.
  
  Friend, from the moment I saw Her face, shining with beauty, and Her charming eyes, on remembering the moon and the blue lotus flower My mouth curls in disgust.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: daṁsaṇado paḍhaṁ jjeva tattha tujjha rā-o ma-e takkido tthi. tā kiṁ tti lāvaṇṇovāhi-o tti bhaṇasi.
  
   daṁsaṇado-from the sight; paḍham-at the beginning; jjeva-certainly; tattha-there; tujjha-Your; rā-o-love; ma-e-by me; takkido-surmised; tthi-is; tā-therefore; kim-what?; tti-thus; lāvaṇṇovāhi-extreme beauty; tti-thus; bhaṇasi-You say.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: I saw from the very beginning that You had fallen in love with Her. Why do You say Rādhā is exceptionally beautiful?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe satyam āttha. sva-cittābhiniveśād eva tasyāṁ ko 'pi mahimonnāhaḥ pratīyate. tathā hi.
  
   sakhe-O friend; satyam-the truth; āttha-have spoken; sva-own; citta-of the mind; abhiniveśat-fully absorbed; eva-indeed; tasyām-to her; kaḥ api-someone; mahimā-glory; unnāhaḥ-abundance; pratīyate-is perceived; tathā hi-therefore I say.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, I speak the truth. By absorbing the mind in Her, one will understand Her supreme glory.
  
  yatra prakṛtyā ratir uttamāhāṁ
   tatrānumeyaḥ paramo 'nubhāvaḥ
  naisargikī kṛṣṇa-mrgānuvṛttir
   deśasya hi jñāpayati praśastim
  
   yatra-where; prakṛtyāḥ-of her own nature; ratiḥ-delight; uttamānām-of the best; tatra-there; anumeyaḥ-immeasurable; paramaḥ-supreme; anubhāvaḥ-love; naisargikī-natural; kṛṣṇa-black; mṛga-the deer; anuvṛttiḥ-engaged in the activity; deśasya-of the place; hi-indeed; jñāpayati-instructs; praśastim-glorification.
  
  If great souls love a person, you should know that person is very glorious, just as the presence of black deer glorifies the place where they stay.
  
   (nepathye)
   sahi sāri-e, diṭṭho tu-e ettha ballavinda-ṁandaṇo.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, nedīyan ayam sukumārī-kaṇṭha-dhvanir udañcati. tad atra tūṣṇīm āsvahe.
  
   nepathye-from off-stage; sahi-O friend; sāri-e-a female parrot; diṭṭho-seen; tu-e-by you; ettha-here; ballavinda-of the king of the cowherd men; ṇandaṇo-the son (Kṛṣṇa); sakhe-O friend; nedīyāh-very near; ayam-this; sukumārī-of a young girl; kaṇṭha-of the voice; dhvaniḥ-sound; udañcati-arises; tat-then; atra-here; tūṣṇīm-silence; āsvahe-let us go to.
  
  (Off-stage) O friend parrot, have you seen Nanda-nandana?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, that's the voice of a young girl very near. Let's be quiet!
  
   (tataḥ praviśato lalitā-viśākhā)
   lalitā: pekkha eso diṭṭhi-ā purado kaṇho. tā upasappamhe. (ity ubhe tathā kṛtvā.) jādu jādu go-ulāṇando.
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśataḥ-enter; lalitā-Lalitā; viśākhe-and Viśākhā; pekkha-just see; eso-He; diṭṭhi-ā-by good fortune; purado-in our presence; kaṇho-Kṛṣṇa; tā-therefore; upasappamhe-let us approach Him; iti-thus; ubhe-the two of them; tathā-in that way; kṛtvā-having done; jādu jādu-all glories, all glories; go-ula-of Gokula; āṇando-the bliss.
  
  (Lalitā and Viśākhā enter.)
  
  Lalitā: Look! By good fortune Kṛṣṇa stands before us. Let us go to Him. (They approach Kṛṣṇa.) Glory, glory to the bliss of Gokula!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhi lalite. śaṅke manohāri-kusuma-patram ādātum adya vṛndāṭavī-madhye avatīrṇāsi.
  
   sakhi-O friend; lalite-O Lalitā; śaṅke-I think; manohāri-charming; kusuma-flowers; patram-petals; ādātum-to collect; adya-now; vṛndā-āṭavī-of the forest of Vṛndāvana; madhye-in the midst; avatīrṇā-you have come.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Sakhi Lalitā, I think you must have come to Vṛndāvana forest to pick many beautiful flower petals.
  
   lalitā: viṇṇādaṁ vi ṇūṇaṁ ā-āreṇa saṁgovesi jaṁ dāduṁti ṇa bhaṇāsi. tā geṇha ṇaṁ kaṇṇi-āra-kora-a-pattam. (ity anaṅga-lekhaṁ kṛṣṇa-kare 'rpayati.)
  
   viṇṇādam-known; vi-although; ṇūṇam-at present; ā-ārena-appearance; saṁgovesi-You conceal; jam-what; dādum-to give; ti-thus; ṇa-not; bhaṇāsi-You say; tā-that; geṇha-please take; ṇam-this; kaṇṇi-āra-of a karnikara flower; kora-a-of a bud; pattam-petal; iti-thus; anaṅga-lekham-love-letter; kṛṣṇa-of Kṛṣṇa; kare-in the hand; arpayati-places.
  
  Lalitā: Although You certainly know why we came, You cleverly hide it, and don't ask us "What did you bring to Me?" Please take this karṇikāra petal. (She places the love-letter in Kṛṣṇa's hand.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam) cetaḥ, samāśvasihi samāśvasihi. tvad-abhīṣṭa-bījasyāṅkuro 'yam iti śaṅke.
  
   svagatam-aside; cetaḥ-O heart; samāśvasihi samāśvasihi-be encouraged, be encouraged; tvat-your; abhīṣṭa-of the desire; bījasya-of the seed; aṅkuraḥ-sprout; ayam-this; iti-thus; śaṅke-I think.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (aside) O heart, rejoice! Rejoice. I think this sprout grew from the seed of your desire.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bhodi lalide, kiṁ imiṇā akkharāṇāṁ patteṇa sakkarāṇāṁ pattaṁ samappehi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, vādaya patram. kadācid etan naḥ karṇa-rasāyanasya pātrī-bhavati.
  
   bhodi-you; lalide-O Lalitā; kim-what is the use?; imiṇā-with this; akkharāṇām-of letters; pattena-with this leaf paper; sakkarāṇām-of sugar candies; pattam-leaf; samappehi-please give; sakhe-O friend; vādaya-please read; patram-the petal; kadācit-sometimes; etat-this; naḥ-our; karṇa-of the ears; rasāyanasya-of the palatable nectar; pātrī-a drinking vessel; bhavati-may become.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Lalitā, what is the use of this leaf, simply full of letters? Better you give us a leaf with sugar candies on it!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, please read the letter. It must be a cup full of nectar for our ears.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho vāssa, diṭṭhā tumha go-āla-jādī-e vadāṇṇadā. ṇaṁ amha amhaṇa-jādiṁ jevva gaura-eṇa vandāmi, jaṁ tahiṁ di-ahe jaṇṇi-abamhaṇīhiṁ ca-uviheṇa aṇṇena bho-ida mha. (iti lekhaṁ vācayati.)
  
   bho-O; vāssa-friend; diṭṭhā-seen; tumha-Your; go-āla-of cowherd men; jādī-e-birth; vadāṇṇadā-generosity; ṇam-therefore; amha-of us; amhaṇa-of brāhmaṇas; jādim-birth; jevva-certainly; gaura-eṇa-with respect; vandāmi-obeisances; jam-because; tahim-in this; di-ahe-day; jaṇṇi-a-of sacrifices; bamhaṇīhim-by the wives of the brāhmaṇas; ca-u-four; vihena-types; aṇṇena-of food; bho-ida-fed; mha-we were; iti-thus; lekham-the letter; vācayati-reads.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: O friend, I have seen the generosity of your cowherd birth. Therefore, I offer my obeisances to those of us who have a brāhmaṇa birth, because today we were fed with four kinds of delicious food prepared by the wives of the yajñika-brāhmaṇas.
  
  (Madhumaṅgala reads the letter.)
  
  dhari-a paḍicchanda-guṇaṁ
   sundara maha mandire tumaṁ vasasi
  taha taha rundhasi bali-aṁ
   jaha jaha ca-idā palāemhi
  
   dhari-a-capturing; paḍicchanda-guṇam-the quality of an artistic picture; sundara-O most beautiful one; maha-my; mandire-within the heart; tumam-You; vasasi-reside; taha taha-everywhere; rundhasi-You block; bali-am-surround; jaha jaha-wherever; ca-idā-being disturbed; palāemhi-I try to escape.
  
  "O handsome one, Your beauty and qualities, captured in the picture, are impressed in My mind, and now You are residing in the temple of My heart. Wherever I wish to flee because I am agitated by the thoughts of You, I find that You are blocking My way."
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, duradhigamārthā tāvad iyaṁ gāthā. tena punar bhaṇyatām.
   (madhumaṅgalas tathā karoti.)
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sānandam svagatam). kula-striyo hi dharma-bhīravo bhavanti. tad-upekṣayā bhāva-niṣṭhāṁ niṣṭaṅkayāmi. (iti saṁrambham abhinīya prakāśam.) haṁho. paśyata paśyata.
  
   sakhe-O friend; duradhigama-difficult to understand; arthā-meaning; tāvat-to that extent; gāthā-verse; tena-by that; punaḥ-again; bhaṇyatām-it should be spoken; madhumaṅgalaḥ-Madhumaṅgala; tathā-in that way; karoti-acts; sa-with; ānandam-bliss; svagatam-speaking to Himself; kula-striyaḥ-pious girls; hi-indeed; dharma-bhīravaḥ-afraid to transgress the rules of morality; bhavanti-are; tat-of them; upekṣaya-because of the disregard; bhāva-niṣṭhām-firm attraction; niṣṭaṅkayāmi-I consider; iti-thus; saṁrambham-anger; abhinīya-represent dramatically; prakāśam-openly; haṁho-O; paśyata paśyata-look! Look!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, this verse is very difficult to understand. Please read it again. (Madhumaṅgala reads the letter again).
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (becomes blissful, and says to Himself) Girls from a respectable families are afraid to break the rules of dharma, so I think Her attraction to Me must be very strong! (Pretending to be angry, Kṛṣṇa openly says) Ah! Look, look!
  
  snigdhair ebhiḥ sakhibhir akhilair dhenu-vṛndānusārī
   nārī-vārtā-vimukha-hṛdayaḥ kānanānte carāmi
  mā svairiṇyas tad pi yad imā dūṣayanti prakāmaṁ
   tad-vijñāptiṁ drutam iha jarad-gopa-goṣṭyāṁ kariṣye
   (iti kṛtrimāmarṣeṇa drutaṁ parikrāmati.)
  
   snigdhaiḥ-affectionate; ebhiḥ-with these; sakhibhiḥ-friends; akhilaiḥ-all; dhenu-of cows; vṛnda-of the multitude; anusārī-a follower; nārī-of women; vārtā-news; vimukha-averse; hṛdayaḥ-in the heart; kānana-of the forest; ante-on the edge; carāmi-I wander; mā-don't; svairiṇyaḥ-unrestrained girls; tat-that; api-even; yat-which; imāḥ-these; dūṣayanti-defame; prakāmam-greatly; iha-here; jarat-elderly; gopa-of cowherd men; goṣṭyām-in the assembly; kariṣye-I shall do; iti-thus; kṛtrima-artificial; amarṣeṇa-with anger; drutam-gone away; parikrāmati-walks.
  
  Accompanied by My loving cowherd boy friends and following the cows, I wander through the outskirts of the forest, with My heart disinterested in hearing the news about women. These unrestrained girls only pollute us. I will quickly go and complain to the elder cowherds!
  
  (With feigned anger, Kṛṣṇa wants to leave.)
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (smitam āvṛtya) bho bamha-āri-sihā-maṇe, kkhaṇaṁ ṇivaṭṭi-a imā-o dummuha-go-iā-o paccuttareṇa ṇijjitti-a viḍḍāvehi. aham kkhu edaṁ saccaṁ dhiṭṭhāṇaṁ vuttantaṁ go-ulesarī-e viṇṇavissam. (iti pāṇau dhṛtvā vyāvartayati.)
   (iti parasparam avekṣya vailakṣyaṁ nāṭayataḥ).
  
   smitam-smile; āvṛta-concealing; bho-O; bamha-āri-of brahmacārīs (celibates); sihā-crest; maṇe-jewel; kkhaṇam-a moment; nivaṭṭi-a-having withdrawn; imā-o-these; dummuha-who speak horrible words; go-i-ā-o-gopīs; paccuttareṇa-with a reply; ṇijjitti-a-having defeated; viḍḍāvehi-you should cause to flee; aham-I; kkhu-indeed; edam-this; saccam-everything; dhiṭṭhāṇam-of these impudent gopīs; vuttantam-description of the activities; go-ula-of Gokula; īsarī-to the queen (Yaśodā); viṇṇavissam-I will inform; iti-thus; panau-on the hand; dhrtva-having held; vyavartayati-retreats; iti-thus; parasparam-mutually; aveksya-looking; vailakṣyam-unusual; nāṭayataḥ-they represent dramatically.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (concealing a smile) Bho! O crest jewel of the brahmacārīs, stop for a moment and defeat these foul-mouthed gopīs with Your answer! Make them flee! I myself will tell Gokula's queen everything about these shameless girls! (Madhumaṅgala stops Kṛṣṇa by holding His hand.)
  
  (They exchange meaningful glances.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhi viśākhe, cāturakṣikaṁ prekṣaṇam api nāsti. kutas tāvat parito rodhanam. tad anuyāmi. kenāpy apareṇa nāgareṇa tasyāḥ svāntam uccālitam.
  
   sakhi-O friend; viśākhe-O Viśākhā; cāturakṣikam-four eyes; prekṣaṇam-sight; api-although; na-not; asti-is; kutaḥ-how?; tāvat-as it may; paritaḥ-surround; rodhanam-impediment; tat-therefore; anuyāmi-follow; kena api-by some; apareṇa-by another; nāgareṇa-lover; tasyaḥ-her; svāntam-heart; uccālitam-moved.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Sakhi Viśākhā, our eyes have never met each other. How can I block Her way? It must be some other hero that has captured Her heart.
  
   viśākhā: (sanskṛtena āśritya).
  kas tādṛg vraja-maṇḍale 'tha valate śakyo garīyān asau
   yenoccālayituṁ balāt kulavatī-ceto-giri-grāmaṇīḥ
  ity asmābhir avakra-vikrama-lavād utkṣipta-govardhano
   hetus tvaṁ kila paṅkajākṣa yadubhis tatrāsti niṣṭaṅkitaḥ
  
   sanskṛtena āśritya- speaking in Sanskrit; kaḥ-who?; tādṛk-of such; vraja-of Vraja; maṇḍale-in the area; atha-therefore; valate-performs pastimes; śakyaḥ-competent; garīyān-more glorious; asau-he; yena-by whom; uccālayitum-to took away; balāt-forcibly; kulavatī-the pious girls; cetaḥ-of the minds; giri-like mountains; grāmaṇīḥ-great; iti-therefore; asmābhiḥ-by us; avakra-genuine; vikrama-of stregnth; lavāt-with a small fragment; utkṣipta-lifted; govardhanaḥ-Govardhana Hill; hetuḥ-cause; tvam-You; kila-indeed; paṅkaja-lotus; akṣa-eyes; yadubhiḥ tatra-there; asti-is; niṣṭaṅkitaḥ-described.
  
  Viśākhā: Who else in Vraja is as glorous as You? You carried away the mountain-like minds of chaste girls, and with a small particle of Your inconceivable power You lifted Govardhana Hill. O lotus-eyed one, You are the person in this letter!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: a-i vā-āli-e, ciṭṭha ciṭṭha. diṭṭho ma-e ukkhitta-daṇḍa-maṇḍalehiṁ govehiṁ govaḍḍhaṇo dharido. tumaṁ kīsa ekkam jjeva pi-a-vāssaṁ saṁbhāvesi.
  
   a-i-O; svā-āli-e-talkative; ciṭṭha ciṭṭha-wait, wait; diṭṭho-seen; ma-e-by me; ukkhitta-held up; daṇḍa-of staffs; maṇḍalehim-by the multitude; govehim-by the cowherd men; govaḍḍhaṇo-Govardhana Hill; dharido-held; tumam-You; kīsa-why?; ekkam-only; jjeva-indeed; pi-a-dear; vāssam-friend; saṁbhavesi-praise.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Ayi! O talkative girl, wait, wait! I myself saw how the cowherd men with their upraised sticks held Govardhana Hill. Why do you praise only my dear friend Kṛṣṇa?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: lalite, alam ati-prasaṅgena. tan nivartasva.
   lalitā: sundara, savva-go-ula-suha-kāriṇo vi tu-atto kadhaṁ sā ekā jjevva dukkhaṁ arihadi vari-asi.
  
   lalite-O Lalitā; alam-enough; ati-great; prasaṅgena-with this topic of conversation; tat-from that; nivartasya-please refrain; sundara-O beautiful one; savva-all; go-ula-in Gokula; suha-kāriṇo-making happy; vi-although; tu-atto-from You; kadham-how is it?; sā-she; ekā-alone; jjevva-indeed; dukkham-distress; arihadi-deserves; vari-asi-greatly.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Lalitā, enough talking about it. Please stop.
  
  Lalitā: O handsome one, although You delight everyone in Gokula, why should only this girl suffer so much because of You?
  
  saṅgī me madhumaṅgalo na sahate dharmādhvano vicyutiṁ
   śrīdāmā parimārgayan mama nahi cchidrāṇi nidrāyati
  kaṁsaḥ śāsti khalaḥ kṣitiṁ katham ato mugdhe vidheyaṁ mayā
   niḥśaṅkaṁ kula-sundarī-paribhavaj-jvālā-mahā-sāhasam
  
   saṅgī-companion; me-My; madhumaṅgalaḥ-Madhumaṅgala; na-does not; sahate-tolerate; dharma-of dharma; adhvanaḥ-from the path; vicyutim-fall; śrīdāmā-Śrīdāmā; parimārgayan-searching; mama-My; nahi-does not; chidrāṇi-faults; nidrāyati-sleep; kaṁsaḥ-Kaṁsa; śāsti-ruling; khalaḥ-wicked; kṣitim-this land; katham-how is it?; ataḥ-from this; mugdhe-O bewildered girl; vidheyam-may be given; mayā-by Me; niḥśaṅkam-fearlessly; kula-family; sundarī-the beautiful girl; paribhavat-disgrace; jvālā-flames; mahā-great; sāhasam-boldly.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: My companion Madhumaṅgala does not tolerate any deviation from the path of dharma, and Śrīdāmā does not even sleep, busily searching for My faults. Wicked Kaṁsa rules this country. O bewildered girl, in these circumstances how is it possible for Me to fearlessly make this girl, the ornament of Her family, burn in flames of anguish?
  
   lalitā: (samārṣam. sanskṛtena).
  antaḥ-kleśa-kalaṅkitaḥ kila vayaṁ yāmo 'dya yāmyaṁ puriṁ
   nāyaṁ vāncana-sañcaya-praṇayinaṁ hāsaṁ tathāpy ujjhati
  asmin sampuṭite gabhīra-kapaṭair ābhira-pallī-viṭe
   hā medhāvini rādhike tava kathaṁ premā gariyān abhūt
   (iti roditi)
  
   sa-with; amarsam-angrily; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; antaḥ-kleśa-kalaṅkitāḥ-polluted by inner miserable conditions that continue even after death; kila-certainly; vayam-all of us; yāmaḥ-are going; adya-now; yāmyām-of Yamarāja; purīm-to the abode; na-not; ayam-this; vañcana-sañcaya-cheating activities; praṇayinam-loving; hāsam-smiling; tathāpi-still; ujjhati-gives up; asmin-in this; sampuṭite-filled; gabhira-great; kapaṭaiḥ-will deceit; ābhīra-pallī-from the village of the cowherd men; viṭe-in a debauchee; hā-alas; medhāvani-O intelligent one; rādhike-Rādhikā; tava-Your; katham-how; premā-love; garīyan-so great; abhūt-became; iti-thus; roditi-she cries.
  
  Lalitā (angrily) Our hearts are so polluted by miserable condition that we are certainly going to the abode of Yamarāja. Nevertheless, Kṛṣṇa does not give up His loving smile, which is full of cheating tricks! O intelligent Rādhikā, how could You develop such a deep love for this great deceitful debauchee from the cowherds village? (Lalitā cries.)
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: a-i muddhe, sa-ala-sattha-visāra-o jassa amhāriso amacco ho-i sovi kiṁ edaṁ dhammaṁ adikkamissa-i. tā alaṁ vaṇa-rudideṇa.
  
   a-i-O; muddhe-bewildered girl; sa-ala-all; sattha-scriptures; visāra-o-expert; jassa-of whom; amhāriso-like me; amacco-the minister; ho-i-is; sovi-He certainly; kim-how?; edam-this; dhammam-dharma; adikkamissa-i-will transgress; ta-therefore; alam-what is the use?; vaṇa-in the forest; rudideṇa-with this crying.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Ayi! O bewildered girl, Kṛṣṇa is expert in all scriptures, and I am His minister. How can He break the rules of dharma? Enough of these words, which are like crying in the forest!
  
   viśākhā: (svagatam) ṇaṁrāhī-e guñjā-ali-aṁ kaṇhassa dentī haṁ iṅgidaṁ lakkhemi.
  
   svagatam-aside; ṇam-now; rāhi-e-of Rādhā; gūnjā-of gūnjā; ali-am-necklace; kaṇhassa-to Kṛṣṇa; dentī-giving; ham-I; iṅgidam-conduct; lakkhemi-I shall observe.
  
  Viśākhā: (to herself) Now I will give this Rādhā's necklace of gūnjā berries to Kṛṣṇa, and by observing His reaction, I will know His actual feelings toward Her.
  
   (prakāśam, sanskṛtena)
  udīrṇa-rāgeṇa karambitāntarā
   parisphurat-kṛṣṇa-mukhī guṇāñcitā
  guñjāvalī mañjutarāvalambatāṁ
   sārādhikeyaṁ tava kaṇṭha-saṅgamam
   (iti kaṇṭhe svayam arpayati.)
  
   prakasam-openly; sanskṛtena-in Sanskit; udīrna-elevated; rāgeṇa-with redness or love; karambita-inlaid; antarā-within (or in the heart); parisphurat-manifesting or blooming; kṛṣṇa-black (or the name Kṛṣṇa); mukhī-in the middle (or mouth); guṇa-a thread (or qualities); añcitā-strung (or decorated); guñjā-of gūnjā berries; āvalī-garland; mañjutarā-the most charming; avalambatām-may it cling; sāra-essence; adhikā-excellence (or sā rādhikeyam - from Rādhikā); iyam-this; tava-Your; kaṇṭha-of the neck; saṅgamam-contact.
  
  (Openly) May this very beautiful red-black guñjā-necklace, strung on a thread, gracefully hang upon Your neck.
  
  Or: May this most charming Rādhikā, endowed with excellent qualities, whose lips bloom with the name "Kṛṣṇa", and whose heart is filled with great love for You, rest on Your neck like a guñjā-necklace.
  
  (She places the necklace on Kṛṣṇa's neck.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā sakapaṭerṣyam).
  rāgiṇam api sukaṭhoraṁ
   suvṛttam api muhur udīrṇa-mālinyam
  yuvatīnām iva bhāvaṁ
   nahi guñjā-hāram icchāmi
   (ity ajānan iva kaṇṭhād avatārya raṅgaṇa-mālikām arpayati.)
  
   smitvā-having smiled; sa-with; kapaṭa-feigned; īrṣyam-anger; rāgiṇam-red (or affectionate); api-although; sukaṭhoram-very hard (or hard-hearted); suvṛttam-nicely round (or good behavior, virtuos); api-although; muhuḥ-on the contrary (or always); udīrṇa-greatly (or proud); mālinyam-tarnished or impure (or crooked); yuvatīnām-unripe (or young girls); iva-like; bhāvam-state (or feelings); nahi-not; guñjā-of guñjā; hāram-necklace; icchāmi-I desire; iti-thus; ajānan-not knowing; iva-as if; kanthāt-from the neck; avatārya-removed; raṅgaṇa-from raṅgaṇa flowers; mākikām-garland; arpayati-offers.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling, He pretends to be angry) Although these berries are red, they are very hard, and although they are well rounded, they look tarnished. I don't want a necklace from unripe guñjā berries.
  
  Or: Although Rādhā is affectionate to Me, She is hard-hearted, and although this girl is very chaste and virtuous, She is always very crooked and proud. I don't want this guñjā necklace, which is like the feelings of young girls.
  
  (As if bewildered, instead of a guñjā necklace, Kṛṣṇa removes the raṅgaṇa garland from His neck and gives it back to Viśākhā.)
  
   viśākhā: (svagatam) imassa bhamo vi amhāṇaṁ maṅgalo saṁvutto. (iti vastreṇa samvṛṇoti.)
  
   svagatam-aside; imassa-His; bhamo-mistake; vi-indeed; amhāṇam-our; mangalo-auspicious good fortune; saṁvutto-arrived; iti-thus; vastreṇa-with the garment; samvṛṇoti-conceals.
  
  Viśākhā: (aside) Kṛṣṇa's confusion is our good fortune. (She hides the garland under her clothes.)
  
   lalitā: halā, govi-ā-koḍi-bhu-aṅgassa imassa akkhalidaṁ accari-am bamhacari-aṁ diṭṭhi-ā pāḍi-bhūmam. tā mahevi gadu-a taṁ amhevi gadu-a taṁ atthāṇānurā-iṇīṁ rāhi-aṁ nivaṭṭāvemha.
   viśākhā: sahi, juttaṁ mantesi.
   (ity ubhe parikrāmataḥ.)
  
   halā-O; govi-ā-of gopīs; koḍi-of millions; bhu-aṅgassa-of the lover; imassa-of Him; akkhalidam-firm; accari-am-wonderful; bamhacari-am-vow of celibacy; diṭṭhi-ā-by good fortune; pāḍi-bhūḍam-manifested; tā-that; amhevi-we two gopīs; gadu-a-having gone; tam-to her; aṭṭhāṇāṇurā-who has fallen in love with an unsuitable person; rāhi-am-Rādhā; nivaṭṭāvemha-we should check; sahi-O friend; juttam-appropriate; mantesi-you advice; iti-thus; ubhe-the two gopīs; parikramataḥ-begin to walk.
  
  Lalitā: Ah! By good fortune, we have seen the amazing firm celibacy of this lover of millions of gopīs! We should go and stop Rādhikā, who has fallen in love with a very unsuitable person!
  
  Viśākhā: Sakhi, you are right.
  
   lalitā: viśāhe, tumaṁ gadu-a imā-e raṅgaṇa-māli-ā-e pi-a-sahīṁ āsāsehi. ahaṁ kkhu edaṁ vuttantaṁ bhāvadī-e viṇivedissam.
   (iti niṣkrānte.)
  
  viśāhe-O Viśākhā; tumaṁ-you; gadu-a-having gone; imā-e-with this; raṅgaṇa-delightful; māli-ā-e-garland; pi-a-dear; sahīm-friend; āsāsehi-console; aham-I; kkhu-indeed; edam-this; vuttantam-incident; bhāvadī-e-to the pious Paurṇamāsī; viṇivedissam-I shall inform; iti-thus; niśkrānte-they exit.
  
  Lalitā: Viśākhā, take this raṅgaṇa garland to our dear sakhi and comfort Her. I will explain everything to Paurṇamāsī.
  
  (Lalitā and Viśākhā exit.)
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho bāssa, ādarijjantaṁ vi appāṇaṁ kīsa ādarāvesi ? idaṁ kkhu paccādāva-pavvatāhirohaṇassa ahirohiṇī-ṇimamāṇaṁ dāva.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe satyaṁ bravīṣi. sāhasikyaṁ hasitenaivānuṣṭhitam.
  
   bho-O; bāssa-friend; ādarijjantam-adored; vi-although; appāṇam-Yourself; kīsa-why; ādarāvesi-do You cause to worship; idam-this; kkhu-indeed; pacca-dāva-of sorrow; pavvata-mountain; ahiroṇassa-of the ascent; ahirohiṇī-staircase; nimāṇam-construction; dāva-to that extent; sakhe-O friend; satyam-truthfully; bravīṣi-you speak; sāhasikyam-rashness; hasitena-with laughter; eva-indeed; anuṣṭhitam-performed.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Bho! Friend, this girl loves You. Why don't You reciprocate Her feelings? You are building a staircase that leads up a mountain of regret!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, what you say is true. I rashly laughed at this girl.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: pekkha go-i-ju-alam nettapaham adikkamidam.
  
   pekkha-look; go-i-of gopis; ju-alam-a pair; netta-of the eyes; paham-to the path; adikkamidam-passed.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Look, two gopīs are already out of sight.
  
  śrutvā niṣṭhuratām mamendu-vadanā premākuraṁ bhindati
   svānte śānti-dhurām vidhāya vidhure prāyaḥ parāñciṣyati
  kiṁvā pāmara-kāma-kārmuka-paritrastā vimokṣyaty asūn
   hā maugdhyāt phalinī manoratha-latā mṛdvi mayonmūlitā
  
   śrutvā-by hearing; niṣṭhuratām-cruelty; mama-My; indu-vadanā-moon-like face; prema-aṅkuram-the seed of love; bhindatī-breaking; sva-ante-within Her heart; śānti-dhurāṁ-burden of peacefulness; vidhāya-accepting; vidhure-aggrieved; prāyaḥ-almost; parāciṣyati-may turn against; kiṁ vā-or; pāmara-wicked; kāma-Kāmadeva; kārmuka-of the bow; paritrastā-very frightened; vimokṣyati-will give up; asūn-life; hā-ah!; maughdyāt-on account of bewilderment; phalinī-almost fruitful; manaḥ-ratha-latā-the desire-creeper; mṛdi-new and soft; mayā-by Me; unmūlita-uprooted.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with regret) After hearing of My cruelty, the seed of love of this moon-faced girl may be broken, and with the desire of attaining peacefulness in Her aggrieved heart, She may reject Me. Or, being very afraid of the wicked Kāmadeva's bow, She may even give up Her life. Ah! I have foolishly uprooted the tender desire creeper just when it was ready to bear fruit!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: dāṇiṁ kiṁ ettha saraṇam.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, pratyanaṅga-lekhaṁ vinā nānyat paśyāmi śaraṇam.
  
   dāṇim-at present; kim-what?; ettha-here; saraṇam-shelter; sakhe-O friend; prati-in return; anaṅga-lekham-love-letter; vinā-with; na-not; anyat-another; paśyāmi-I see; śaraṇam-recourse.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Now what will be out shelter?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, I do not see any other shelter but to write a love-letter in responce.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: kiṁ ettha leha-sāhaṇam.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: vaśīkāra-kriyā-praśasto rāgavān javā-niryāsaḥ.
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: ehi, uḍḍa-mahāḍa-i-maṇḍidaṁ ṇādūre pakkandaṇa-tītthaṁ gacchemha.
   (iti niṣkrāntau.)
  
   kim-how; ettha-here; leha-of the letter; sāhaṇam-completion; vaśī-kāra-enchanting and bringing under control; kriyā-in the activities; praśastaḥ-celebrated; rāgavān-red; javā-of javā flower (China rose); niryāsaḥ-sap; ehi-come near; uḍḍa-of roses; mahā-aḍa-i-with a great forest; maṇḍidam-decorated; ṇa-not; adi-very; dūre-far away; pakkandaṇa-Praskandana; tīttha-the holy place; gacchemha-let us go; iti-thus; niśkrāntau-exit.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: What will we use to write it?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: The juice of red javā flowers is the best way to charm a girl's mind.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Let us go to nearby Praskandana-tīrtha, which is decorated with a great forest of javā flowers.
  
  (Kṛṣṇa and Madhumaṅgala exit.)
  
   (tataḥ praviśati viśākhayā prabodhyamānā rādhā.)
   rādhā: (sakkhedam. sanskṛtena)
  yasyotsaṅga-sukhāśayā śithilitā gurvi gurubhyas trapa
   prāṇebhyo 'pi suhṛt-tamāḥ sakhi tathā yūyaṁ parikleśitāḥ
  dharmaḥ so 'pi mahān mayā na gaṇitaḥ sādhvibhir adhyāsito
   dhig dhairyaṁ tad-upekṣitāpi yad ahaṁ jivāmi pāpiyasī
  
   sa-with; khedam-unhappiness; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; yasya-of whom; utsaṅga-sukha-āśaya-by the desire for the happiness of the association; śithilitā-slackened; gurvi-very great; gurubhyaḥ-unto the superiors; trapā-shame; prāṇebhyaḥ-than My life; api-although; suhṛt-tamāh-more dear; sakhi-O friend; tathā-similarly; yūyam-you; parikleśitāḥ-so much troubled; dharmaḥ-dharma; saḥ-that; api-even; mahān-very great; mayā-by Me; na-not; gaṇitaḥ-cared for; sādhvibhiḥ-by the most chaste women; adhyāsitaḥ-practiced; dhik dhairyam-to hell with patiente; tat-by Him; upekṣitā-neglected; api-although; yat-which; aham-I; jivāmi-am living; pāpiyasī-the most sinful.
  
  (Rādhā enters with Viśākhā, who consoles Her.)
  
  Rādhā: (with grief) O sakhi, desiring the happiness of His embraces, I almost abandoned the shame before My superiors. Furthermore, although you are My best friend, more dear to Me than My own life, I have given you so much trouble. I even put aside the rules of dharma followed by the most chaste women. To hell with My so-called patience! Although He has neglected Me, I am so sinful that I continue to live!
  
   viśākhā: (sasambhramam) sahi, samāssasa samāssasa. (iti raṅgaṇa-mālāṁ ghrāṇe 'rpayati.)
   rādhikā: (samjñām labdhvā.) halā, kiṁ edam accari-aṁ jaṁ saṁmohaṇaṁ vi pavohedi.
  
   sa-with; sambhramam-agitated; sahi-O friend; samāssasa samāssasa-do not lament, do not lament; iti-thus; raṅgaṇa-from raṅgaṇa flowers; mālam-garland; ghrāṇe-on the nose; arpayati-places; samṇām-consciousness; labdhvā-having gained; halā-O; kim-what?; edam-this; accari-am-wonderful; jam-which; saṁmohaṇam-bewilders; vi-although; pavohedi-revives.
  
  Viśākhā: (agitated) Sakhi, please do not lament. Do not lament. (She brings the raṅgaṇa garland to Rādhā's nose.)
  
  Rādhikā: (regaining consciousness) Ah! What is this amazing thing? Although it completely enchants Me and makes Me faint, it also brings Me back to consciousness!
  
   viśākhā: (mālyaṁ nivedya. sanskṛtena)
  aṅgottīrṇa-vilepanaṁ sakhi samākṛṣṭi-kriyāyāṁ maṇir
   mantro hanta muhur vaśī-kṛti-vidhau nāmāsya vaṁśi-pateḥ
  nirmālya iyaṁ mahauṣadhir iha svāntasya sammohane
   nāsāṁ kastisṛṇāṁ gṛṇāti paramācintyāṁ prabhāvāvalīm
  
   aṅga-of limbs; uttīrṇa-topmost (head); vilepanam-ointment; sakhi-O friend; samākṛṣṭi-of attracting; kriyāyām-in the activity; maṇiḥ-jewel; mantraḥ-mantra; hanta-O; muhuḥ-at every moment; vaśī-kṛti-bringing under control; vidhau-in the activity; nāma-name; asya-of Him; vaṁśī-pateḥ-master of the flute; nirmālya-rejected; srak-garland; iyam-this; mahā-great; ośadhiḥ-medicinal herb; iha-here; svāntasya-of the heart; sammohane-in the fainting; na-not; āsām-of us; kaḥ-what?; tisṛṇām-of the three; gṛṇāti-proclaims; parama-supreme; acintyam-inconceivable; prabhāva-stregnth; āvalīm-abundance.
  
  Viśākhā: (gives the garland to Rādhā) Sakhi, the ointment from the forehead of Kṛṣṇa, the master of the flute, is the crest jewel of all charming things. His name is a mantra that brings people under its control again and again. The flower garland He wore is a great medicine that enchants hearts. Who does not know the supreme inconceivable power of these three things?
  
   rādhikā: (svagatam) evaṁ-guṇeṇa imiṇā uvekkhidaṁ vi ṇaṁ hada-sarīraṁ kadhaṁ ajjavi ṇillajjānaṁ dhāremi. tā kāli-a-hada-pavesovā-am aṇusarissam. (prakāśam) visāhe, viṇṇavehi guru-aṇaṁ jaṁ bārahā-icca-titthaṁ gadu-a sūraṁ accidukāmamhi.
  
   svagatam-aside; evam-like this; guṇeṇa-with qualities; imiṇā-with this; uvekkhidam-neglected; vi-although; ṇam-this; hada-wounded; marīram-body; kadham-how is it?; ajja-today; vi-even; ṇillajjāham-I am shameless; dhāremi-I maintain; tā-therefore; kāli-a-Kāliya; hada-in the lake; pavesa-of entering; uvā-am-by the remedial measure; aṇusarissam-I shall adopt; prakāśam-openly; visāhe-O Viśākhā; viṇṇavehi-please tell; guru-superior; aṇam-personalities; jam-which; bārahā-icca-tittham-the holy place named Dvādaśā-ditya-tīrtha; gadu-a-having gone; sūram-the sun god; accidukām-desiring to worship; amhi-I am.
  
  Rādhikā: (aside) Although Kṛṣṇa, who has all these glorious qualities, has neglected My worthless body, why am I shamelessly keeping it alive? I will drown it the waters of Kāliya lake. (Openly) Viśākhā, please tell My supreriors that, desiring to worship the sun-god, I went to Dvādaśāditya-tīrtha.
  
   viśākhā: sāhu sumarā-idaṁ pi-a-sahī-e jaṁ ajjā-e jaḍilā-e vi idaṁ jjevva dāṇiṁ ādiṭṭhamhi. tā ehi. (ity ubhe parikrāmataḥ.)
  
   sāhu-well; sumarā-idam-caused to remeber; pi-a-dear; sahī-e-by the friend; jam-which; ajjā-e-by the noble; jaḍilā-e-by Jaṭilā; vi-although; idam-this; jjevva-certainly; dāṇim-at present; ādiṭṭhamhi-I am instructed; tā-therefore; ehi-come with me.
  
  Viśākhā: My dear sakhi, You know very well that the noble Jaṭilā has given me the order to always be with You. So let's go together.
  
  (They begin to walk.)
  
   rādhikā: (savyāmocham)
  maṁ parihara-i mu-undo tahavi durāsā virohiṇī ḍaha-ī
   maha sahi gahīra-ṇīrā saraṇaṁ bahiṇī kidantassa
  
   mam-me; parihara-neglects; mu-undo-Mukunda; tahavi-nevertheless; durāsā-unattainable aspiration; virohiṇī-inimical; daha-ī-burns; maha-my; sahi-O friend; gahīra-deep; nīrā-water; saraṇam-recourse; bahiṇī-sister; kidantassa-of the god of death (Yamarāja).
  
  Rādhikā: (perplexed) Although Mukunda has neglected Me, still the hostile and unattainable hope to attain Him burns in Me. O sakhi, the deep waters of the Yamunā, the sister of the king of death, is My only shelter.
  
   viśākhā: halā, pekkha patthāṇe maṅgala-sū-nṇā-iṁ sa-uṇā-iṁ. tā evaṁ mā bhaṇa.
   rādhikā: (puro dṛṣṭvā) halā, katham esā puvva-disā-muhe ā-āli-ā saṁjhā dīsa-i.
  
   halā-O; pekkha-look; patthāṇe-in the walking; maṅgala-auspicious; sū-uṇā-im-signs; sa-uṇā-im-favorable omens; tā-therefore; evam-indeed; mā-don't; bhaṇa-talk; puraḥ-ahead; dṛṣṭvā-looking; halā-O; katham-how is it?; esā-it; puvva-front; disā-in the direction; muhe-in the face; ā-āli-ā-not happening at the proper time; saṁjhā-sunset; dīsa-i-is seen.
  
  Viśākhā: Ah, don't say that! Look at the auspicious signs appearing on our path!
  
  Rādhikā: (looking ahead) Why did the sun suddenly set in the east at the wrong time?
  
   viśākhā: ṇa kkhu saṁjhā. pekkha pakkandaṇe sūrassa ballahā pariphullidā oḍra-rā-i rehadi. tā imassa agghaṁ kāduṁ ṇaṁ avaciṇamha.
   (ity ubhe kurutaḥ).
  
   ṇa-not; kkhu-indeed; saṁjhā-sunset; pekkha-look; pakkandaṇe-at Praskandana; sūrassa-of the sun-god; ballahā-dear; pariphullidā-blossomed; oḍra-of javā flowers; rā-i-series; rehadi-shines; tā-therefore; imassa-of that; aggham-scented water; kādum-to make; ṇam-this; avaciṇamha-let us collect; iti-thus; ubhe-the two gopīs; kurutaḥ-act.
  
  Viśākhā: It's not sunset. Look! These are the javā flowers, dear to the sun-god, shining in Praskandana-tīrtha. Let's pick some to make rose water.
  
   (tataḥ praviśati baṭunā saha kṛṣṇaḥ.)
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, seyaṁ rādhādhara-kānti-taskarī javā-rājiḥ.
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: ado ṇaṁ ṇippīḍi-a nimmāhi paccaṇaṅga-leham.
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; baṭunā-boy; saha-with; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; sakhe-O friend; sā-this; iyam-this; rādhā-of Rādhā; adhara-of the lips; kānti-the beauty; taskarī-thief; javā-of javā flowers; rājiḥ-series; ado-therefore; ṇam-this; nippīḍi-a-having pressed; ṇimmāhi-please write; paccanaṅga-leham-the reply to the love-letter.
  
  (Kṛṣṇa and Madhumaṅgala enter.)
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, these javā flowers are thieves who have stolen the beauty of Rādhā's lips!
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Press the juice from these flowers, and write a reply to Rādhā's love-letter.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (parikampya savismayam.)
  eṣā nāntika-vartinī sura-girer ailāvṛtī hanta bhūr
   agre kiṁ kalayāmi kāñcana-rucām udgāra-gaurīr diśaḥāṁ jñātaṁ maṇi-nūpura-dhvani-bharād ālī-janālaṅkṛtā
   kāntīnāṁ kula-devatā vilasituṁ vṛndāṭavīṁ vindati
  
   parikampya-trembling violently; sa-with; vismayam-wonder; eṣā-this; nā-not; nantika-near; vartinī-situated; sura-of the demigods; gireḥ-of the mountain (Mount Sumeru); ailāvṛtī-of Ilāvṛta-varśa; hanta-O; bhūḥ-land; agre-in the presence; kim-what?; kalayāmi-do I perceive; kāñcana-of gold; rucām-splendor; udgāra-emanating; gaurīḥ-a golden effulgence; diśaḥ-in all directions; ām-yes; jñātam-known; maṇi-jewels; nūpura-of the ankle-bells; dhvani-sound; alaṅkṛtā-decorated; kāntīnām-of beauty; kula-devatā-the presideing deity; vilasitum-to perform pastimes; vṛndā-aṭavīm-the forest of Vṛndāvana; vindati-enters.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (trembling violently, He says with wonder) This is not Ilāvṛta-varśa located near Mount Sumeru. Why do I see a golden glow spreading in all directions? Ah! Hearing the sound of jeweled ankle-bells, I think that the goddess of beauty, along with her friends, must have entered Vṛndāvana forest to enjoy pastimes!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: hanta bho, maggijjnatammi vā-urāsāhaṇe kuraṅgī sa-aṁ hatthaṁ gadā.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sānandam) sakhe, sadhu vijñātam. tad atra vṛkṣāntaritau śṛṇuvaḥ kim asau prastauti. (iti tathā sthitau.)
  
   hanta-just see!; bho-Bho!; maggijjantammi-being sought; vā-urā-to the trap; sāhaṇe-preparing; kuraṅgī-doe; sa-am-by herself; hattham-in our hands; gadā-approached; sa-with; ānandam-bliss; sakhe-O friend; sadhu-nicely; vijñātam-understood; tat-therefore; atra-here; vṛksā-by the tree; antaritau-hidden; śṛṇuvaḥ-let us hear; kim-what; asau-these two gopīs; prastauti-say.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Bho, just see! We wanted to trap this doe, but she came into our hands by herself!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (happily) O friend, you understood everything perfectly! Let us hide behind this tree and hear what they say.
  
  (They hide behind the tree.)
  
   rādhikā: (viśākhā ālambya sāsram). halā, eso jaṇo kadhāpasaṅge sa-aṁ sumaridavvo.
   viśākhā: (sabaṣpam) sahi, acchīṇa-dhīrattanādi-guṇa bhanijjasi. ta kiṁti evvaṁ uvviggāsi.
  
   viśākhā-Viśākhā; ālāmbya-resting; sa-with; asram-tears; halā-O; eso-this; jaṇo-person; kadhā-of the description; pasaṅge-in relation; sa-am-yourself; sumaridavvo-remember; sa-with; baṣpam-tears; sahi-O friend; acchīṇa-unfalling; dhīrattana-gravity and patience; ādi-and other; guṇa-noble qualities; bhaṇijjasi-are spoken; ta-therefore; kiṁti-why?; evvam-thus; uviggāsi-have you become so agitated.
  
  Rādhikā: (weeping, She rests her hand on Viśākhā's shoulder) Ah, please remember sometimes this person!
  
  Viśākhā: (also weeping) Sakhi, everyone says You are grave, patient, and full of all other qualities. Why are You so sorrowful?
  
   rādhikā: sahi, ṇigguṇī-kidamhi teṇa dhutteṇa. (iti sanskṛtena)
  tasyoras-taṭa-maṇḍalaṁ dhṛti-nadī-rodha-kriyā-paṇḍitaṁ
   vaktrenduḥ kula-dharma-paṅkaja-vanī-saṅkoca-dīkṣā-vratī
  dor-yūpau nitarām udañcita-cira-vrīḍābhidārādhvarau
   hā kaṣṭaṁ nikhilaṅ-gilā sakhi dṛśor bhaṅgī-bhujaṅgī tu sā
  
   sahi-O friend; nigguṇī-kidambi-I have become devoid of all good qualities; teṇa-because of Him; dhutteṇa-rascal; iti-thus; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; tasya-His; uraḥ-of the chest; taṭa-of the surface; maṇḍalam-area; dhṛti-of patience; nadī-of the river; rodha-a dam; kriyā-in the activities; paṇḍitam-expert; vaktra-face; induḥ-moon; kula-dharma-of the family traditions; paṅkaja-of lotus flowers; vanī-of the forest; saṅkoca-closing; dīkṣā-initiated; vratī-who has taken a vow; doḥ-of the arms; yūpau-the two pillars; nitarām-completely; udañcita-elevated; cira-for a long time; vrīdā-shyness; abhidāra-to exercise; adhvarau-sacrifice; hā-O; kaṣṭam-ah!; nikhilam-everything; gilā-swallowing; sakhi-O friend; dṛśoḥ-of the eyes; bhaṅgī-crooked; bhujaṅgī-the serpent; tu-indeed; sā-she.
  
  Rādhikā: O sakhi, this rogue has robbed all My virtues! His chest is a dam that expertly stops the river of My patience. His moon-like face has taken a vow to close the lotus flowers of My family duties. His arms are pillars in a yajña to drive away My great shyness. Ah, Sakhi! The crooked snake of His glances devours everything!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye, tvan-mādhuryeṇa mādhavaś ca jaḍī-kṛtya nirguṇām avasthāṁ nīto 'yam.
  
   priye-O beloved; tvat-your; mādhuryeṇa-by the charm; mādhavaḥ-Mādhava; ca-and; jaḍī-kṛtya-become stunned; nirguṇām-devoid of good qualities; avasthām-state of being; nītaḥ-brought; ayam-He.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O beloved, stunned by Your sweetness, Mādhava has also lost all His virtues!
  
   rādhikā: (ākāśe añjaliṁ baddhvā. sanskṛtena) hanta bho bakī-hantaḥ.
  grhāntaḥ-khelantyo nija-sahaja-bālyasya balanād
   abhadraṁ bhadraṁ vā kim api hi na jānīmahi manāk
  vayaṁ netuṁ yuktāḥ katham aśaraṇāṁ kām api daśāṁ
   kathaṁ vā nyāyyā te prathayitum udāsīna-padavī
  
   ākāśe-in the sky; añjalim baddhvā-folding hands; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; hanta-O; bhoḥ-You; bakī-of Pūtana, the sister of Baka; hantaḥ-O killer; grha-antaḥ-khelantyaḥ-engaged in games within the house; nija-one's own; sahaja-simple; bālyasya-childhood; balanād-influence; abhadraṁ bhadraṁ-good and bad; vā-or; kim api-what; hi-certainly; na-not; jānīmahi-we did know; manāk-even slightly; vayam-we; netum-to lead; yuktāḥ-suitable; katham-how; aśaraṇām-without shelter; kām api-such as this; daśām-to the condition; katham-how; vā-or; nyāyyā-correct; te-of You; prathayitum-to manifest; udāsīna-of carelessness; padavī-the position.
  
  Rādhikā: (folds Her hands in the direction of the sky) O Kṛṣṇa, O killer of Pūtanā, I was absorbed in the games in My house, and because of My childish simplicity I did not know right from wrong at all. You attracted us, and brought us into this condition without any shelter, and now You have become indifferent to us. Do You think it's right?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye, kaḥ khalu jijīviṣur jīvātu-bhūtāyāṁ siddhauṣadhi-latāyām udāste.
  
   priye-O beloved; kaḥ-who; khalu-indeed; jijīviṣuḥ-desiring to live; jīvātu-of life-giving; bhūtāyām-consisting; siddha-perfect; auṣadhi-medicinal herb; latāyām-creeper; udāste-remains unconcerned.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O beloved, who, desiring to live, will ignore the perfect life-giving vine?
  
   rādhikā: (niḥśvasya) halā, esā piā me ekā-alī tu-e appaṇo kaṇṭhe dhāraṇijjā. (iti kaṇṭhād ekāvalīm uttāyati.)
  
   niḥśvasya-sighing; halā-O; esā-this; pi-ā-dear; me-to me; ekā-alī-necklace; tu-e-by you; appaṇo-your; kaṇṭhe-on the neck; dhāraṇijjā-should be worn; iti-thus; kaṇṭhāt-from the neck; eka-āvalīm-necklace; uttārayati-removes.
  
  Rādhikā: (sighs) Sakhi, please wear My favorite necklace... (Rādhā removes the necklace from Her neck.)
  
   viśākhā: (haṭhān nivārya) halā, evvaṁ aṇucciṭṭhantī kiṁti maṁ dahasi jaṁ lalidaṁ paḍikkhi-a nirujjamamhi. (iti roditi).
  
   haṭhāt-forcefully; nivārya-checking; halā-O; evvam-in this manner; aṇuciṭṭhantī-staying; kiṁti-why?; mām-me; dahasi-do you burn; jam-which; lalidam-Lalitā; paḍikkhi-a-waiting; nirujjamamhi-I am inactive.
  
  Viśākhā: (forcibly stops Rādhā.) Ah! Why are You hurting me? Wait for Lalitā! (Viśākhā cries.)
  
   rādhikā: (sanskṛtena)
  akāruṇyaḥ kṛṣṇo yadi mayi tavāgaḥ katham idaṁ
   mudhā mā rodir me kuru param imām uttara-kṛtim
  tamālasya skandhe vīhita-bhuja-vallarir iyaṁ
   yathā vṛndāraṇye ciram avicalā tiṣṭhati tanuḥ
  
  akāruṇyaḥ-without mercy; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; yadi-if; mayi-unto Me; tava-your; āgaḥ-offense; katham-how; idam-this; mudhā-uselessly; mā rodīḥ-do not cry; me-for Me; kuru-do; param-but afterwards; imām-this; uttara-kṛtim-final act; tamālasya-of a tamāla tree; skandhe-the trunk; vinhita-fixed upon; bhuja-vallariḥ-arms like creepers; iyam-this; yathā-by which; vṛndā-araṇye-in the forest of Vṛndāvana; ciram-forever; avicalā-without being disturbed; tiṣṭhati-remains; tanuḥ-the body.
  
  Rādhikā: If Kṛṣṇa is not merciful to Me, then I shall have to die. There is no need to cry, because it is not your fault. But afterwards please do one thing for Me. Let My body embrace a tamāla tree with its creeper-like arms, so that I may remain in Vṛndāvana forever.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sāsram) sakhe, dṛṣṭānurāgasya sādhiṣṭhatā.
  
   sa-with; asram-tears; sakhe-O friend; dṛṣṭā-seen; anurāgasya-of the love; sādhiṣṭhatā-greatness.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with tears) Friend, see how great Her love is!
  
   rādhikā: (svagatam) tuvarāvedi maṁ kāvi ghaṇukkaṇṭhā. (prakāśam) halā. sūram acci-a kiṁ pi abbhatthidukāmāmhi. tā jāva siṇāṇaṁ kadu-a ṇivuttā bhave tumaṁ ettha pupphaṁ avaciṇehi. (iti tīrthābhimukhaṁ dvitrāṇi padāhi gatvā punar ātmagatam.) hanta, so tilloka-mohaṇo muha-cando puṇo ma-e na diṭṭho. (iti sotkaṇṭhaṁ nivṛtya prakāśam.) halā, pasīda pasīda. daṁsehi taṁ paḍicchanda-am.
  
   svagatam-aside; tuvarāvedi-impells; mam-me; kāvi-some; ghanutkaṇṭhā-intense longing; prakāśam-openly; halā-O; sūram-the sun-god; acci-a-having worshiped; kim pi-somewhat; abbhatthidukāmāmhi-I desire to request; tā-therefore; jāva-to what extent; siṇāṇam-bath; kadu-a-having performed; ṇivuttā-dead; bhave-I may become; tāva-to that extent; tumam-you; ettha-here; puppham-flowers; avaciṇehi-gather; iti-thus; tīrtha-the holy place; abhimukham-in the direction; dvi-trāṇi-two or three; padāni-steps; gatvā-having gone; punaḥ-again; ātma-gatam-say to herself; hanta-O; so-He; tilloka-the three worlds; mohaṇo-enchanting; muha-face; cando-moon; puṇo-again; ma-e-by me; ṇa-not; diṭṭho-seen; iti-thus; sa-with; utkaṇṭham-longing; nivṛtya-having returned; prakāśam-she openly says; halā-O; pasīda pasīda-be merciful, be merciful; daṁsehi-please show; tam-that; paḍicchanda-am-picture.
  
  Rādhikā: (to Herself) Intense longing makes Me hurry. (Openly) After worshiping the sun-god, there is one more thing I wish to ask. After I have gone, please pick a flower for each time I have bathed here. (She takes two or three steps in the direction of Praskandana, and again speaks to Herself) Ah, never again will I see Kṛṣṇa, whose face is like the moon and who enchants the three worlds! (Full of longing, She returns and openly says) O Viśākhā! Be merciful, be merciful! Please, show Me His picture again!
  
   viśākhā: sahi, ṇatthi attha citta-phala-am.
   rādhikā: (savyatham) tado paṇināṇeṇa ṇaṁ paccakhī-karissam. (iti dhyānaṁ naṭayati).
  
   sahi-O friend; ṇatthi-it is not; ettha-here; citta-phala-am-a painting; phala-am-paper; sa-with; vyatham-grieve; tado-then; paṇihāṇeṇa-by meditation; ṇam-Him; paccakkhī-visible; karissam-I shall cause to become; iti-thus; dhyānam-meditation; naṭayati-she represents dramatically.
  
  Viśākhā: Sakhi, there is no picture here.
  
  Rādhikā: (sorrowful) Then I will make Him appear in My meditation. (Rādhā begins to meditate.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, pītam apīta-pūrvamaunmādakaṁ śrotra-mādhvīkam. tad agrato gacchāvaḥ. (iti ubhau tatha kurutah.)
   viśākhā: (vilokya sānanddam sasambhramama.) diṭṭhi-ā tujjha suha-jjhāṇeṇa phalidam. tā jhatti ugghāḍehi lo-aṇam.
  (rādhikā dṛśaṁ daronmīlya camatkāraṁ naṭayati.)
  
   sakhe-O friend; pītam-drunk; apīta-not drunk; pūrvam-before; unmādakam-intoxication; śrotra-for the ears; mādhvīkam-nectar; tat-therefore; agrataḥ-in the presence; gacchāvaḥ-we have come; iti-thus; ubhau-the two gopas (Kṛṣṇa and Madhumaṅgala); tathā-in that way; kurutaḥ-act; vilokya-having seen; sahi-O friend; diṭṭhi-ā-by good fortune; tujjha-your; suha-auspicious; jjhānena-by the meditation; phalidam-becomes successful; ta-therefore; jhatti-immediately; udghāḍehi-open; lo-aṇam-eyes; rādhikā-Rādhā; dṛśam-eyes; dara-slightly; unmīlya-opens; camatkāram-amazement; ṇaṭayati-represents dramatically.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, My ears have never drunk such intoxicated nectar before! Let's appear before them. (They both do that.)
  
  Viśākhā: (seeing Kṛṣṇa, she becomes joyful and says with agitation) Sakhi, by good fortune Your auspicious meditation has borne fruit! Open your eyes!
  
  (Rādhā slightly opens her eyes and becomes filled with wonder.)
  
   viśākhā: (sanskṛtena)
  yad-arthaṁ saṅkīrṇe patasi hata-kandarpa-kadane
   mṛduṁ vā durvāre jvalayasi tanuṁ prema-dahane
  akhaṇḍenāpīḍaṁ sakhi nava-śikhaṇḍena kalayan
   vilāsī so 'yaṁ te sphurati purato jīvita-patiḥ
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit: yat-of whom; artham-because of; saṅkīrne-confused; patasi-you are falling; hata-struck; kandarpa-by Kāmadeva; kadane-a miserable condition; mṛdum-delicate; vā-or; durvāre-unbearable; jvalayasi-to burn; tanum-body; prema-of love; dahane-in the fire; akhaṇḍena-unbroken; āpīḍam-decoration for the top of the head; sakhi-O friend; nava-fresh; śikhaṇḍena-with a peacock feather; kalayan-wearing; vilāsī-playful (or splendid); saḥ ayam-this person; te-your; sphurati-is manifested; purataḥ-in the presence; jīvita-of the life; patiḥ-the Lord.
  
  Viśākhā: O sakhi, the playful youth, because of whom You fell into the miserable condition caused by Kāmadeva, who made Your delicate body burm in the great fire of love, whose crown decorated with a fresh peacock feather, and who is the lord of Your life, has now appeared before You!
  
   rādhikā: ammahe siviṇassa māhurī.
   viśākhā: avisaddhe, eso de apuvvo siviṇo jo ṇiddā-e viṇā vi ṇippaṇo.
  
   ammahe-O; siṇivassa-of the dream; māhurī-the sweetness; avisaddhe-untrusting; esoh-He; de-your; apuvvo-unprecedented; siviṇo-dream; jo-who; niddā-e-sleep; viṇā-without; vi-even; ṇippaṇṇo-appeared.
  
  Rādhikā: Ah, how sweet this dream is!
  
  Viśākhā: O unbeliever, this youth has amazingly appeared in front of You, and this is not a dream!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  asau dṛg-bhaṅgībhiḥ kusuma-śaram āngī-kṛta-śaraṁ
   sṛjantī dantīndra-kramaṇa-kamanīyālasa-gatiḥ
  adūre rambhorūr iha vadana-bimbasya suṣamā
   samārambhād ambhoruha-madhurimāṇaṁ damayati
  
   asau-this person; dṛk-of the eyes; bhaṅgibhiḥ-with the movements; kusuma-of flowers; śaram-arrow; aṅgī-kṛta-accepted; śaram-arrow; sṛjantī-creating; danti-of elephants; indra-king; kramaṇa-steps; kamanīya-graceful; ālasa-slow; gatiḥ-gait; adūre-not far away; rambhorūr-having lovely thighs like the stems of banana tree; iha-here; vadana-of the lips; bimbasya-of the bimba fruit; suśamā-great beauty; samārambhāt-undertaking; ambhoruha-of the lotus flower; madhurimāṇam-the charming beauty; damayati-conquers.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Creating excellent flower arrows with Her restless glances, with a slow graceful gait resembling the movements of the king of elephants, with rounded hips like the trunks of banana trees, and Her charming bimba-fruit lips, this girl defeats the sweetness of the lotus flower!
  
   rādhikā: (kṛṣṇe dṛg-antaṁ nartayantī svagatam). sāhu re hi-a-a, sādhu diṭṭhi-ā muhuttaṁ vilambidam.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā) dhūrte viśākhe, samantāh mṛgyamāṇā diṣṭyā tvam atra dṛṣṭāsi. yad adya bhavatyā rūpa-sādṛśyād apākima-guñjā-hāreṇa māṁ pratārya durlabhā me raṅgaṇa-mālikāpanītā.
  
   kṛṣṇe-on Kṛṣṇa; dṛk-of the eyes; antam-corners; nartayantī-causing to dance; svagatam-speaking to herself; sāhu-excellent; re-O; hi-a-a-O heart; sādhu-excellent; diṭṭhi-ā-by good fortune; muhuttam-a moment; vilambidam-slow; smitvā-smiling; dhūrte-O rascal; viśākhike-O Viśākhā; samantāt-completely; mṛgyamāṇā-sought; diṣṭyā-by good fortune; tvam-you; atra-here; dṛṣṭā-seen; asi-are; yat-because; adya-today; bhavatyā-by you; rūpa-of the form; sādṛśyāt-because of similarity; apākima-unripe; guñjā-of guñjā; hāreṇa-with the garland; mām-me; pratārya-having misled; dulabha-difficult to attain; me-my; raṅgaṇa-from raṅgaṇa flowers; mālikā-garland; apanītā-taken away.
  
  Rādhikā: (dancing with Her eyes on the form of Kṛṣṇa, She says to Herself) O heart, how wonderful! How wonderful! By good fortune this moment lasts so long!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling) O crafty Viśākhā, I have been looking for you everywhere, and now, by good fortune, I have finally found you! One girl who looked just like you bewildered Me with the necklace of unripe guñjā berries and took away My rare raṅgaṇa garland!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho ṇaṁ rāhī-e kaṇṭhādo dīsantīṁ appaṇo raṅgaṇa-māli-aṁ sa-aṁ jebba ā-aḍi-a geṇha.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, jānatāpi bhavatā kim idam anyāyyam upanyastam. na khalu svapne 'pi mayā kāminī-sparśaḥ smaryate.
  
   bho-O; ṇam-this; rāhī-a-of Rādhā; kaṇṭhādo-from the neck; dīsantīm-seen; appaṇo-Your; raṅgaṇa-from raṅgaṇa flowers; māli-am-garland; sa-am-personally; jebba-certainly; ā-aḍi-a-pulling; geṇha-please take; sakhe-O friend; jānatā-knowing; api-although; bhavatā-by you; kim-what; idam-this; anyāyyam-improper; upanyastam-mentioned; na-not; khalu-indeed; svapne-in a dream; api-even; mayā-by me; kāminī-of this beautiful and affectionate girl; sparśaḥ-the touch; smaryate-is remembered.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Bho! I see Your garland on Rādhā's neck. Take it!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, although you are very wise, still your advice is not very good. I do not remember touching such a beautiful girl even in My dreams!
  
   rādhikā: (svagatam) imassa parihāso vi eso saṁkidā-e mama sacco paḍibhādi.
   viśākhā: (vihasya) ayi varāṅgaṇā-taraṅgiṇīnāṁ mahā-sā-ara, ciṭṭha ciṭṭha. dāṇiṁ vi imā-iṁ dīsanti tujjha aṅgesu tāṇaṁ ciṇhā-iṁ.
  
   svagatam-aside; imassa-His; parihāso-jesting; vi-although; eso-this; sāmkidā-e-suspicious; mama-of me; sacco-honest; padibhadi-is manifested; vihasya-laughing; ayi-O; vara-beautiful; aṅgaṇā-girls; taraṅgiṇīnām-rivers; mahā-great; sa-ara-O ocean; cittha cittha-stand, stand; dāṇim-now; vi-even; ima-im-these; dīsanti-are seen; tujjha-Your; aṅgesu-on the limbs; tāṇam-their; ciṇhā-im-marks.
  
  Rādhikā: (to Herself) Although Kṛṣṇa is joking, I think He is telling the truth.
  
  Viśākhā: (laughing) O great ocean into which the rivers of many beautiful girls flow, stop! Stop! Even now I see the marks they left on Your body!
  
  ākṛṣṭāni kaṭākṣa-bhaṅgibhir alaṁ gopāṅganānāṁ tvayā
   raktāny atra manāṁsi yāhi nimiṣonmuktāni netrāṇy api
  tāny etāni bhavān navāñjana-tano guñjāvalīnāṁ chalāt
   picchānāṁ ca sadā prasādhana-dhiyā sandhārayan nandasi
  
   ākṛṣṭani-attracted; katākṣa-bhaṅgibhiḥ-by roving sidelong glances; alam-greatly; gopa-aṅgaṇānām-of the gopīs; tvayā-by You; raktāni-charming; atra-then; manāṁsi-minds; yāni-which; nimiśa-from blinking; unmuktāni-refrained; netrāḍi-eyes; api-even; tāni-they; etāni-these; bhavān-You; nava-fresh; añjana-ointment; tano-body; guñjā-of guñjā; āvalīnām-many; chalāt-on the pretext; picchānām-of peacock feathers; ca-and; sadā-always; prasādhana-for decoration; dhiyā-with a mind; sandhārayan-supporting; nandasi-You enjoy pastimes.
  
  With Your sidelong glances You greatly fascinate the minds of the gopīs, making them look at You with unblinking eyes, and You enjoy always supporting their meditation with Your form, anointed with fresh ointments and decorated with guñjā necklaces and peacock feathers.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (saharṣam ātmagatam)
  pramada-rasa-taraṅga-smera-gaṇda-sthalāyāḥ
   smara-dhanur anubandhi-bhrū-latā-lāsya-bhājaḥ
  mada-kala-cala-bhṛṅgī-bhrānti-bhaṅgiṁ dadhāno
   hṛdayam idam adāṅkṣīt pakṣmalākṣyāḥ kaṭākṣaḥ
  
   sa-with; harṣam-joy; ātmagatam-to Himself; pramada-of joy; rasa-taraṅga-by the continuos waves of the mellow; smera-mildly smiling; gaṇḍa-sthalāyāḥ-whose cheeks; smara-dhanuḥ-the bow of Kāmadeva; anubandhi-related with; bhrū-latā-of the arched eyebrows; lāsya-dancing; bhājaḥ-of one who has; mada-kala-intoxicated; cala-unsteady; bhṛṅgī-bhrānti-the moving to and fro of bees; bhaṅgīm-by gestures; dadhānaḥ-giving; hṛdayam idam-this heart; adāṅkṣit-has bitten; pakṣmala-possessing exquisite eyelashes; akṣyāḥ-of whose two eyes; kaṭa-akṣaḥ-the glance.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (joyfully, to Himself) When Rādhā smiles, sweet waves of joy inundate Her cheeks, and Her arched eyebrows, which are like the bow of Kāmadeva, begin to dance. Her sidelong glance, emphasized by charming eyelashes, is like a wandering bee, moving unsteadily due to intoxication. That bee has now bitten My heart!
  
   (nepathye) ṇattiṇi visāhe.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: katham akhāṇḍe jarā-pāṇḍureyaṁ jaṭilā.
   (praviśya) jaṭilā: (puro dṛṣṭvā svagatam) kahaṁ ettha kaṇho. (prakāśam) visāhe, kiṁti imā-iṁ dhū-a-gandha-ratta-candanā-im tu-e visumaridā-iṁ.
  
   nepathye-offstage; ṇattiṇi-O granddaughter; visāhe-O Viśākhā; katham-why?; akhāṇḍe-unexpectedly; jarā-old; paṇḍurā-white; iyam-this; jaṭilā-Jaṭilā; praviśya-enters; puraḥ-ahead; dṛṣṭvā-having glanced; svagatam-speaking to herself; kaham-why?; ettha-here; kanho-Kṛṣṇa; prakāśam-openly; visāhe-O Viśākhā; kiṁti-why?; dhū-a-incenses; gandha-aguru; ratta-red; candanā-sandalwood paste; im-to bring; tu-e-by you; visumaridā-im-forgotten.
  
  (Off-stage) Granddaughter Viśākhā!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Why has old pale Jaṭilā, come so unexpectedly?
  
  Jaṭilā: (enters, and looking ahead, says to herself) Why is Kṛṣṇa here? (Openly) Viśākhā, why did you forget the incense, aguru and red sandalwood paste?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam)
  candrikāṁ candra-lekhāyāś
   cakore pātum udyate
  pidhānaṁ vidadhe hanta
   śarad-ambhodarāvalī
   (prakāśam) mātur mātulāṇi, praṇamāmi.
  
   svagatam-aside; candrikām-moonlight; candra-lekhāyaḥ-the crest of the young moon; cakore-cakora bird; pātum-to drink; udyate-preparing; pidhānam-a covering; vidadhe-making; hanta-O; śarat-autumn; ambhodhara-of clouds; āvalī-series; matuḥ-of My mother; mātulāṇi-an aunt, the wife of a maternal unkle (Jaṭilā is the wife of Gola, Yasoda's maternal uncle); pranāmāmi-I offer respects.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (aside) As soon as the cakora bird was about to drink the glow of the young moon, autumn clouds appeared and covered the sky... (Openly) O aunt of My mother, I offer respects to you!
  
   jaṭilā: mohaṇa, valla-a-kiśorī-ule avaṅka-diṭṭhī hohi.
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (vihasya) bho dadhīci-haḍḍa-kakkase, eso savvado udāra-diṭṭhī cce-a majjha pi-a-vāsso. tumaṁ kkhu ke-aracchī. tāvappāṇam āsaṁsehi.
  
   mohaṇa-O enchanting boy; valla-a-of the cowherds; kiśorī-of the young girls; ule-in the community; avaṅka-not crooked; diṭṭhī-with a glance; hohi-please become; vihasya-laughing; bho-O; dadhīci-of the sage Dadhīci (Indra's thunderbolt made from Dadhīci's bones); haḍḍa-of the bones ; kakkase-hard; eso-this; savvado-always; udāra-noble; diṭṭhī-glance; cce-a-indeed; majjha-my; pi-a-dear; vāsso-friend; tumam-you; kkhu-indeed; ke-aracchi-squinting eyes; tā-therefore; āppaṇam-self; āsaṁsehi-please bestow a benediction.
  
  Jaṭilā: O charming boy, don't cast such crooked glances at young girls!
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (laughs) Bho! O old woman hard like Dadhīci's bones, my dear friend's glance is always kind and gentle! It is your eyes that are squinting, so give your instructions to them!
  
   jaṭilā: bho kiśorī-bhu-aṅga, kīsa tumaṁ ā-adosi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: ārye, lokottarānurāga-camatkāriṇīyam sujavā-lakṣmīḥ kaṁ vā nākarṣati.
  
   bho-O; kiśorī-if the young girls; bhu-aṅga-O lover (or snake); kīsa-why?; tumam-you; a-adosi-have you arrived; arye-O noble gopī; lokottara-extraordinary; anuraga-redness (or love); camatkarini-wonderful; iyam-she; sujavā-of beautiful javā flowers; lakṣmīḥ-beauty; kam-whom?; vā-or; na-not; akarṣati-attracts.
  
  Jaṭilā: O lover of young girls, why have You come here?
  
  Or: O snake chasing young girls, why have You come here?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O noble woman, who would not be attracted by the wonderful beauty of these red javā flowers?
  
  Or: O noble woman, who would not be attracted by this lovely girl, who is beautiful like a javā flower and whose love is incomparably wonderful?
  
   jaṭilā: (svagatam) ṇūṇaṁ bhāvadi-e vijjā-pahāva-saṁbhāvidā imassa ettha uvasattī. (prakāśam) mohaṇa, jhatti ido gacchehi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: ayi jalpāki vṛddhe. kim ity ākulāsi. svacchandato gaccheyam.
  
   svagatam-aside; ṇūṇam-at present; bhāvadi-e-by Paurṇamāsī; vijjā-of knowledge; panāva-by the stregnth; saṁbhāvidā-connected; imassa-He; ettha-here; uvasattī-union; prakāśam-openly; mohaṇa-O charming boy; jhatti-immediately; ido-from here; gacchehi-go; ayi-O; jalpāki-talkative; vṛddhe-O elderly gopī; kim iti-why; ākulā-agitated; āsi-you are; svacchandataḥ-according to My desire; gaccheyam-I shall go.
  
  Jaṭilā: (aside) The omniscient Paurṇamāsī must have told Him that Rādhā would be here. (Openly) O charming boy, leave this place at once!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O talkative old woman, why are you so agitated? I will leave when I want to.
  
   jaṭilā: (kuṭilaṁ vilokya. sanskṛtena)
  nirdhautānāṁ nikhila-dharaṇī-mādhurīṇāṁ dhurīṇā
   kalyāṇī me nivasati vadhūḥ paśya pārśve navoḍhā
  antar goṣṭhe caṭula naṭayann atra netra-tri-bhāgaṁ
   niḥśaṅkas tvaṁ bhramasi bhavitā nākulatvaṁ kuto me
  
   kuṭilam-crooked; vilokya-seeing; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; nirdhautānām-purified; nikhila-entire; dharaṇī-of the earth; mādhurīṇām-with the sweetness; dhurīṇā-bearing; kalyāṇī-all-auspicious; me-of me; nivasati-dwells; vadhūḥ-bride; paśya-look; pārśve-near; navoḍhā-newly married; antaḥ-in the middle; goṣṭhe-in the pasture field; caṭula-unsteady; naṭayann-dancing; atra-here; netra-eyes; tri-bhāgam-the 3rd part (of the eye sending a particular side-glance); niḥśaṅkaḥ-fearless; tvam-You; bhramasi-wander; bhavitā-caused to be; na-not; ākulatvam-anxiety; me-my; kutāh-why?; me-of me.
  
  Jaṭilā: (looks at Kṛṣṇa with crooked eyes) Look! Here, in the middle of the pasture ground, purifying the entire world with Her great loveliness, is my all-auspicious newly married daughter-in-law. And You are here also, carelessly wandering around with Your dancing glances. Why should I not be worried?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: mṛṣāśaṅkini vṛddhe, mā pralāpaṁ kṛthāḥ. yāvad etāṁ te vadhūm ākarṇayaṁ tāvan mānyāṁ bhāvayāmi.
   jaṭilā: visāhe, kiṁti etti-a vilambidāsi.
   viśākhā: (smitvā) ajje, ṇaṁ dullalidaṁ kuraṅgaṁ pekkhantī vimhidamhi. (iti sadṛṣṭi-kṣepam).
  
   mṛṣā-āśaṅkini-suspicious; vṛddhe-old gopī; mā-don't; pralāpam-gossip; kṛthāḥ-perform; yāvat-to what extent; etām-this; te-your; vadhūm-daughter-in-law; ākarṇayam-have heard; tāvat-to that extent; mānyām-respectable; bhāvayāmi-become; visāhe-O Viśākhā; kiṁti-why?; etti-a-in this way; vilambidāsi-are you loitering about; smitvā-smiling; ajje-O pious gopī; ṇam-this; dullalidam-wayward; kuraṅgam-a deer; pekkha-looking; iti-thus; vimhidamhi-amazed; sa-with; dṛṣṭi-of glance; ksepam-throwing;
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O needlessly suspicious old woman, don't talk like that. The more I hear about your daughter-in-law, the more I respect Her.
  
  Jaṭilā: Viśākhā, why are you here?
  
  Viśākhā: (smiling) O noble lady, I saw a mischievous deer and became filled with wonder. (Glances at Kṛṣṇa)
  
   akaruṇa mukki-a caṅgaṁ kuraṅga pemmeṇa saṅgadaṁ hariṇīm
   vihalaṁ kūddaṇa-caḍulo tumaṁ baṇādo baṇaṁ bhamasi
  
   akaruṇa-without mercy; mukki-a-having abandoned; caṅgam-beautiful; kuraṅga-O deer; pemmeṇa-with love; saṅgadam-suitable; hariṇīm-female deer; vihalam-useless; kūddaṇa-in playfully leaping; caḍulo-expert; tumam-you; baṇādo-from forest; baṇam-to forest; bhamasi-wander.
  
  O cruel deer, abandoning your beautiful doe, who loved you and stayed by your side, you now aimlessly wonder, leaping and playing, from forest to forest.
  
   jaṭilā: a-i atthāṇa-duggahe, muñca kuraṅga-kodūhalam.
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: pi-a-vāssa, pekkha. eso satiṇṇo vi kīraju-āṇo ṇaṁ mahuraṁ dāḍimīṁ ṇa paḍipajja-i.
  
   a-i-O; atthāṇa-restless; duggahe-stubborn; muñca-abandon; kuraṅga-deer; kodūhalam-interest; pi-a-dear; vāssa-O friend; pekkha-look; eso-he; satiṇṇo-filled with longing; vi-although; kīra-parrot; ju-āṇo-young; ṇaṁ-this; mahuram-sweet; dāḍimīm-pomegranate; na-not; paḍipajja-i-accepts.
  
  Jaṭilā: O foolish fickle girl, give up your affection for this deer!
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Dear friend, look! Although this young parrot is full of desire, he does not touch the sweet pomegranate fruit.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā)
  hṛdi tāḍito 'pi dāḍimi
   sumanorāgeṇa te ruciṁ vahatā
  paktrima-rasāsi kiṁ vā
   neti śukaḥ śaṅkayodāste
  
   smitvā-having smiled; hṛdi-in the heart; tāḍitaḥ-struck; api-although; dāḍimi-O pomegranate tree; sumanorāgeṇa-the red flowers; te-your; rucim-beauty; vahatā-carrying; paktrima-matured; rasā-nectar (or love); asi-you are; kim vā-whether?; na-not; iti-thus; śukaḥ-parrot; śaṅkayā-with doubt; udāste-remains indifferent and aloof.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling) O pomegranate tree! Although the parrot's heart is struck by the beauty of your red flowers, he remains unattached, wondering, "Is your fruit ripe or not?"
  
   (viśākhā sadṛg-bhaṅgaṁ rādhikām avalokate.)
   rādhikā: (svagatam) hi-a-a, samassasa samassasa. (iti sakhedam apavārya. sanskṛtena.)
  pītaṁ na vāg-amṛtam atra harer aśaṅkaṁ
   nyastaṁ mayāsya vadane na dṛg-añcalaṁ ca
  ramye cirād avasare sakhi labdha-mātre
   hā durvidhir virurudhe jaratī-cchalena
  
   viśākhā-Viśākhā; sa-with; dṛk-of the eyes; bhaṅgam-movement; rādhikām-Rādhā; avalokate-glances; svagatam-aside; hi-a-a-O heart; samassasa samassasa-rejoice, rejoice; iti-thus; sa-with; khedam-distress; apavārya-concealed; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; pītam-drunk; na-not; vāk-of the words; amṛtam-nectar; atra-here; hareḥ-of Hari; aśaṅkam-without fear; nyastam-placed; mayā-by me; asya-His; vadane-on the face; na-not; dṛk-of the eyes; añcalam-corner; ca-and; ramye-delightful; cirāt-for a long time; avasare-opportunity; sakhi-O friend; labdha-attained; mātre-only; hā-O; durvidhiḥ-wicked fate; virurudhe-opposed; jaratī-of the old woman; chalena-by the pretext.
  
  (Viśākhā casts a sidelong glance at Rādhikā.)
  
  Rādhikā: (aside) O heart, rejoice, rejoice. (With grief, She secretly says to Viśākhā) I have not yet drunk fearlessly the nectar of Hari's words, and I have not yet glanced at His face from the corners of My eyes. O sakhi, after a long time I finally obtained this delightful opportunity, but now, alas, wicked fate, in the form of this old woman, stands in My way.
  
   jaṭilā: (svagatam) amhahe kaṇha-diṭṭhiṇo māhambhaṁ. jaṁ vahū-e so uvasaggo taha ṇatthi. (prakāśam) visāhe pekkha. adikkamadi majjhaṇho. tā turidaṁ sūra-maṇḍavaṁ pavissamha.
  
   svagatam-aside; amhahe-O; kaṇha-of Kṛṣṇa; diṭṭhiṇo-of the sight; māhambham-glorification; jam-because; vahū-e-of the bride; so-He; uvasaggo-calamity; taha-in this way; ṇatthi-is not; prakāśam-openly; visāhe-O Viśākhā; pekkha-look; adikkamadi-passes away; majjhanho-mid-day; ta-therefore; turidam-quickly; sūra-of the sun-god; maṇḍavam-the temple; pavisamha-let us enter; iti-thus; tisraḥ-the three gopīs; niśkrāntāḥ-exit.
  
  Jaṭilā: (to herself) Oh, see the power of Kṛṣṇa' glance, which takes away all the difficulties of newly married girls! (Openly) Viśākhā, look! Noon has passed. We should quickly go to the sun-god's temple. (The three gopīs exit.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, kaumudīyaṁ paurṇamāsīm anuvartate. tad ehi tām eva pratipadyevahi.(iti niṣkrāntau.)
  
   sakhe-O friend; kaumudī-moonlight; iyam-this; paurṇamāsīm-the full moon (paurṇa-māsī); anuvarta-follows; tat-therefore; ehi-come here; tām-to her (Paurṇamāsī): eva-indeed; pratipadyevahi-let us go; iti-thus; niṣkrāntau-they exit.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O friend, this girl is like moonlight that follows the full moon. Therefore let us go to Paurṇamāsī.
  
  (Kṛṣṇa and Madhumaṅgala exit).
  
  
  End of Act Two 
  Act Three: Rādhā-saṅga: The Meeting With Rādhā
  
  
   (tataḥ praviśati lalitayānugamyamānā paurṇamāsī).
   paurṇamāsī: vatse, nūnaṁ mattas trapamāṇo nābhinandati nanda-kumāras te sakhī-saṅgamam.
   lalitā: bha-avadi, dubbohaṁ kkhu lo-ottarāṇāṁ cittaṁ ṇa jhatti vi-asadi.
   paurṇamāsī: (puro "valokya) vatse, paśya kadamba-vāṭikāyāṁ madhumaṅgalena sārdhaṁ samaṅgalaṁ vardhate madhu-mardhanaḥ.
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; lalitayā-by Lalitā; anugamyamāhā-followed; paurṇamāsī-Paurṇamāsī; vatse-O child; nūnam-certainly; mattaḥ-because of me; trapamānaḥ-embarrassed; na-not; abhinandati-delighting; nanda-of Nanda Mahārāja; kumāraḥ-the son (Kṛṣṇa); te-your; sakhī-of the friend (Rādhā); saṅgamam-meeting; bhāvadi-O noble gopī; dubboham-difficult to understand; kkhu-indeed; lo-ottarāṇām-of those who are very exalted; cittam-the mind; ṇa-not; jatti-immediately; vi-asadi-is manifested; puraḥ-ahead; avalokya-looking; vatse-O child; paśya-look; kadamba-of kadamba trees; vāṭikāyām-in this garden; madhumaṅgalena-by Madhumaṅgala; sārdham-accompanied; samaṅgalaṁ-endowed with happiness, auspicious; vardhate-increases; madhu-honey; mardhanaḥ-destroying (by His sweetness).
  
  (Followed by Lalitā, Paurṇamāsī enters.)
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Child, being embarrassed in front of me, Kṛṣṇa does not enjoy meeting your sakhi.
  
  Lalitā: Noble lady, the inscrutable hearts of great souls are not at once revealed.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (looking ahead) O child, look! Kṛṣṇa, who surpasses honey in sweetness, along with Madhumaṅgala increases auspiciousness in that grove of kadamba trees.
  
   (punar nirūpya).
  parāṁṛṣṭāṅguṣṭha-trayam asita-ratnair ubhayato
   vahantī saṅkīrṇau maṇibhir arunais tat parisarau
  tayor madhye hirojjvala-vimala-jāmbūnada-mayī
   kare kalyāṇīyaṁ viharati hareḥ keli-muralī
  
   punaḥ-again; nirūpya-glancing; parāmṛṣṭā-measured; anguṣṭha-trayam-three aṅgulas, or a length of three fingers ; asita-ratnaiḥ-with indranila jewels; ubhayātaḥ-from both ends; vahantī-having; saṅkīrnau-bedecked; manibhiḥ-by gems; aruṇaih-rubies; tat-parisarau-the two ends of the flute; tayoḥ madhye-betweeen them; hīra-with diamonds; ujjvala-blazing; vimala-pure; jāmbūnada-mayī-covered with gold plate; kare-in the hand; kalyāni-very auspicious; iyam-this; viharati-glitters; hareḥ-of Kṛṣṇa; keli-muralī-the pastime flute.
  
  (Looking at Him again) Kṛṣṇa"s flute is bedecked with sapphires at a distance of three fingers from both ends. At the tips of the flute are beautifully glittering rubies, and in the middle it is plated with gold and blazing spotless diamonds. This all-auspicious pastime flute is shining in Hari's hand.
  
   (tataḥ praviśati yathā-nirdiṣṭaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ).
  kṛṣṇaḥ: (sānutāpam)
  trapayā nitarāṁ parāḥ-mukhī
   sahasā smera-sakhī-dhṛtāñcalā
  gamitādya haṭena rādhikā
   na kathaṁ hanta mayā bhujāntaram
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; yathā-nirdiṣṭaḥ-as indicated; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; sa-with; anutāpam-regret; trapayā-with embarrassment; nitarām-completely; parāk-turned away; mukhī-face; sahasā-at once; smera-slightly smiling; sakhī-by the friend; dhṛta-held; añcalā-corner of the garment; gamitā-attained; adya-immediately; haṭena-by force; rādhikā-Rādhā; na-not; katham-why; hanta-O; mayā-by me; bhuja-the arms; antaram-between.
  
  (As described, Kṛṣṇa enters.)
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (regretful) Grasping the edge of Her sakhi's garment with a slight smile, embarrassed Rādhikā at once turned away from Me. Ah, why did not I immediately embrace Her tightly in my arms?
  
   (niḥśvasya) sakhe madhumaṅgala, khañjarīṭa-dṛṣāḥ sā vilāsa-mañjari corayati me citta-cañcarīkam.
  
   niḥśvasya-sighs; sakhe-O friend; madhumaṅgala-O Madhumaṇala; khañjarīṭa-like the khañjarīṭa bird; dṛṣāḥ-eyes; sā-she; vilāsa-of pastimes; mañjarī-blossom; corayati-steals away; me-my; citta-of the heart (or mind); cañcarīkam-bumble-bee.
  
  (Sighs) O friend Madhumaṅgala, this khañjana-eyed girl is like a playful flower blossom that steals the bumble-bee of My heart!
  
   (ity autsukyaṁ nāṭayan).
  chinnaḥ priyo maṇi-saraḥ sakhi mauktikāni
   vṛttāny ahaṁ vicinuyām iti kaitavena
  mugdhāṁ vivṛtya mayi hanta dṛg-anta-bhaṅgīṁ
   rādhā guror api puraḥ praṇayād vyatānīt
  
   iti-thus; autsukyam-longing; nāṭayan-represents dramatically; chinnaḥ-broken; priyaḥ-dear; maṇi-saraḥ-necklace of jewels; sakhi-O friend; mauktikāni-pearls; vṛttāni-round; aham-I; vicinuyām-I should search for; iti-thus; kaitavena-by the trick; mugdhām-bewildering; vivṛtya-having revealed; mayi-to Me; hanta-O; dṛk-of the eyes; anta-of the corners; bhaṅgīm-movement; rādhā-Rādhā; guroḥ-of her superiors; api-even; puraḥ-in the presence; praṇayāt-because of love; vyatānīt-manifested.
  
  (With longing) Rādhā once said the following words, "O sakhi, My favorite pearl necklace has broken, and now I must search for the scattered pearls". Ah! Using this trick, She lovingly glanced at Me from the corners of Her charmingly beautiful eyes, even in the presence of Her elders!
  
   paurṇamāsī: (dūrata eva kṛṣṇaṁ nirvarṇya. sāśankam).
  akṣṇor dvandvaṁ prasarati darodghūrṇa-tāraṁ murāreḥ
   śvāsāḥ kḷptāṁ kila vicakilair mālikāṁ mlāpayanti
  keyaṁ dhanyā vasati ramaṇī gokule kṣipram etāṁ
   nītas tīvrām ayam api yayā kām api dhyāna-niṣṭhām
  
   durataḥ-from a distance; eva-indeed; kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; nirvarṇya-describes and looks; sa-with; āśāṅkam-anxiety; akṣṇoḥ-of the eyes; dvandvam-pair; prasarati-displaying; dara-slight; udghūrṇa-restlessly moving about; tāram-radiant; murāreḥ-of Kṛṣṇa; śvāsāḥ-sights; klptām-fashioned; kila-indeed; vicakilaiḥ-with vicakila flowers (kind of jasmine); mālikām-garland; mlāpayanti-causes to wither; kā-who?; iyam-this; dhanyā-fortunate; vasati-resides; ramaṇī-beautiful girl; gokule-in Gokula; kṣipram-quickly; etām-to her; nītaḥ-brought; tīvram-intense; ayam-this; api-even; yayā-by whom; kām api-to someone; dhyāna-to meditation; niṣṭhām-fixed.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (sees Kṛṣṇa from a distance, and anxiously says) Murāri"s agitated eyes move restlessly to an fro, and His sighs wilt the jasmine garland on His chest. What fortunate beautiful girl of Gokula put Him into such deep meditation?
  
   athavā kṛtām sandehena. vatsāḥ rādhikaiva khalv atra kāraṇam
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (paurṇamāsī paśyann upasṛtya.) bhagavati, praṇamāmi.
   paurṇamāsī: nāgara, gopī-stana-taṭīṣv alampaṭī-bhava.
  
   athavā-what; kṛtam-performed; sandehena-with doubt; vatsāḥ-child; rādhikā-Rādhā; khalu-certainly; atra-here; kāraṇam-is the cause; paurṇamāsī-Paurṇamāsī; paśyan-seeing; upasṛtya-approaching; bhagavati-O respected woman; praṇamāmi-I offer obeisances; nāgara-O amorous hero; gopī-of the gopīs; stana-of the breasts; taṭīṣu-on the surface; alampaṭī-not lustful or alam (able to) -paṭī (garment); bhava-become.
  
  Can there be any doubt? The cause of this is my child Rādhikā.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (seeing Paurṇamāsī, He approaches her) O noble lady, I offer My obeisances to you.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: O hero, please don't think about embracing gopīs" breasts!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (kiñcid vihasya) kṛtaṁ piṣṭa-peṣiṇībhir āśīrbhir yad aham eva gopīti prasiddhāṁ śyāmāṁ vallīm api na pāṇi-pallavena spṛśāmi.
   madhumaṅgala: (vihasya) bhoḥ, kiṁ amhāṇaṁ sāma-e, guarī jjevva maggijja-i.
  
   kiñcit-somewhat; vihasya-smiling; kṛtam-doing; piṣṭa-peṣiṇībhiḥ-grinding flour (useless); āśīrbhiḥ-asking for; yat-what; aham-I; eva-indeed; gopī-gopī; iti-thus; prasiddhām-well known; śyāmām-dark coloured; vallīm-creeper; api-even; na-not; pāṇi-pallavena-with the hand-twigs (fingers); spṛśāmi-I touch; vihasya-laughing; bhoḥ-O; kim-what is the use?; amhāṇam-for us; sāma-e-with this dark colored creeper; gaurī-golden; jjevva-indeed; maggijja-i-is sought.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling slightly) Asking for it is like grinding flour. With My tender sprout-like fingers I have not even touched this dark vine known as "gopī".
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (laughing) Bho! What is the use of this dark vine for us? We are looking for a golden one!
  
   paurṇamāsī: (sa-narma-smitam)
  gopeśvarasya tanayo "si nayopapannaḥ
   khyātas tathā vraja-kule bhujayor balena
  līlā-śatais tad api kiṁ kulayoṣitas tvam
   unmādam udvahasi mādhava rādhikāyāḥ
  
   sa-with; narma-joking; smitam-smile; gopa-of the cowherd men; īśvarasya-of the king; tanayaḥ-the son; asi-You are; naya-good behaviour; upapannaḥ-attained; khyātaḥ-in the community; tathā-and; vraja-kule-of Vraja"s residents; bhujayoḥ-of the two arms; balena-by the strength; līlā-of pastimes; śataiḥ-by hundreds; tad api-nevertheless; kim-why?; kula-pious; yoṣitaḥ-of the girl; tvam-You; unmādam-madness; udvahasi-You bring; mādhava-O Mādhava; rādhikāyāḥ-of Rādhikā.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (with a playful, joking smile) O Mādhava, You are the righteous son of the gopas" king Nanda, and Your hundreds of pastimes and the power of Your arms are all well-known among the residents of Vraja. Why do You agitate this virtuous girl Rādhikā?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: a-i vivarīda-vādiṇi buḍḍhi-e, ciṭṭha ciṭṭha.
  tujjha rāhi-ā-e jjebba eso amha pi-a-vāsso ummādi-o
  jaṁ sehara-siṅga-vettā-i dāṇiṁ kahiṁ vibhaṭṭā-iṁ ti ṇa jāṇādi
  
   a-i-O; vivarīda-just the opposite; vādiṇi-speaking; buḍḍhi-e-whose intelligence; ciṭṭha ciṭṭha-wait, wait; tujjha-your; rāhi-ā-e-by Rādhā; jjebba-indeed; esaḥ-He; amha-our; pi-a-dear; vāssaḥ-friend; ummādi-aḥ-maddened; jam-because of which; sehara-crown; siṅga-buffalo horn bugle; vettā-i-and stick; dāṇim-at present; kahim-where?; vibhaṭṭā-im-fallen; ti-thus; ṇa-not; jāṇādi-He knows.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Ayi! O old lady speaking false words, wait, wait! It is my dear friend who is agitated by your Rādhikā! He is so bewildered that He does not even know where He lost His crown, buffalo horn, and stick!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (salajjam) ārye, vācāṭo "yaṁ baṭur mṛṣā jalpati. kintu niścitaṁ te vyāharāmi. na tāsu mac-citta-rāgas tvad-gopīṣu. tad atra tattvataḥ pṛccyataṁ ayam.
  
   sa-with; lajjam-embarrassment; ārye-O pious woman; vācāṭaḥ-talkative; ayam-this; baṭuḥ-boy; mṛṣā-falsely; jalpati-speaks; kintu-but; niścitam-conclusion; te-your; vyāharāmi-I describe; na-not; tāsu-for them; mat-My; citta-mind; rāgaḥ-love; tvat-your; gopīṣu-gopīs; tat-that; atra-in this matter; tattvataḥ-in truth; pṛccyatām-should be asked; ayam-him.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (embarrassed) O noble lady, this talkative boy is lying. Please listen. In My heart there is no affection for your gopīs. Ask Madhumaṅgala.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: ajje saccaṁ saccam. amha-p-ia-vāssa-hi-a-assa ajjavi rā-o tumha-go-i-āṇaṁ aṅgesu ṇa ma-e diṭṭhotthi. patthuda tāṇaṁ aṅgarā-o jjebba imassa hi-aye dīsa-i.
  
   ajje-O noble lady; saccam saccam-this is true, this is true; amha-our; pi-a-dear; vāssa-of the friend; hi-a-assa-of the heart; ajjavi-even now; rā-aḥ-love; tumha-your; go-i-ā-ṇam-of the gopīs; aṅgesu-for the bodies; na-not; ma-e-on the contrary; tāṇam-of them; aṅgarā-aḥ-cosmetics; jjebba-certainly; jjebba-certainly; imassa-His; hi-aye-in the heart; dīsa-i-is seen.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: O noble lady, it"s true, it"s true. I never saw attachment for these gopīs in the heart of my dear friend. On the contrary, it is the kuṅkuma from their bodies that is placed over His heart!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-praṇaya-roṣam) dhiṇ mūrkha, viśrabhād ādṛto "pi jimhatāṁ na jahāsi.
  
   sa-with; praṇaya-affection; roṣam-anger; dhik-fie; mūrkha-fool; viśrabhād-close friend; ādṛtaḥ-respected; api-although; jimhatām-false; na-not; jahāsi-you abandon.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with loving anger) Oh fool! Although I respect you very much and although you are My close friend, you do not stop lying!
  
   paurṇamāsī: satyam āha baṭuḥ. tathā hi.
  kāmaṁ sad-guṇa-maṇḍalāśrayatayā tanvan mahiṣṭhāṁ ruciṁ
   vaicitrī-bhara-bhāk sadā śubha-daśā-śreṇī-śriyām āspadam
  vaṁśī-huṅkṛti-līlayā śithilatām eṇī dṛśāṁ nīyate
   vāsaḥ kaṁsa-niṣūdanādya bhavatā deheṣu geheṣv api
  
   satyam-the truth; āha-spoke; baṭuḥ-the boy; tathā hi-for thus it has been said; kāmam-with pleasure; sat-excellent; guṇa-qualities; maṇḍala-of the multitude; aśrayatayā-by the state of being the reservoir; tanvan-extending; mahiṣṭhām-greatest; ruciṁ-splendor; vaicitrī-bhara-great astonishment; bhāk-possessing; sadā-always; śubha-auspicious; daśā-condition; śreṇī-rows; śriyām-beauty; āspadam-abode; vaṁśī-of the flute; huṅkṛti-of the sound; līlāyā-by the pastime; śithilatām-the state of being loose; eṇī-deer; dṛśām-eyes; nīyate-led to; vāsaḥ-garment; kaṁsa-of Kaṁsa; nisūdana-O killer; adya-now; bhavatā-by You; deheśu-on the bodies; geheśu-in the homes; api-even.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: This brāhmaṇa boy tells the truth. You are the greatest shining abode of many excellent qualities, the source of great astonishment, and the reservoir of great all-auspicious beauty. O Kṛṣṇa, O killer of Kaṁsa, when You play the flute, this playful music loosens the garments of the doe-eyed gopīs, even while they stay in their homes!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: ajje kiṁ vi jāṇāsi jaṁ vaṁsī-huṁkidi-līlā-etti bhaṇāsi. diṭṭham tahiṁ di-ahe kaṇṇa-ānaṁ tīraṭhṭhi-dā-iṁ mabarā-iṁ appaṇo hattheṇa ukkhivi-a imiṇā kkhandhe ṇikkhittā-iṁ.
  
   ajje-O pious woman; kim vi-much more; jāṇāsi-you know; jam-which; vaṁsī-of the flute; huṁkidi-of the sound; līlā-pastimes; etti-thus; bhaṇasi-you describe; diṭṭham-seen; tahim-in this; di-ahe-day; kaṇṇa-āṇam-of the young girls; tīra-on the shore; ṭhṭhi-dā-im-situated; ambarā-im-garments; appaṇaḥ-of the self; hattheṇa-with the hand; ukkhivi-a-having thrown; imiṇā-by this; kkhande-on the shoulders; ṇikkhittā-im-placed.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: O noble lady, you have only told about His flute-playing pastimes, but He also did many other things you don"t know! Today I saw how He gathered the garments of many young girls from the Yamunā"s shore and with His own hand throw over His shoulder!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-bhrū-bhaṅgam baṭum āvārya). ārye, nuṅkārād api tathā-bhāvād bhavad-gopīnām abhivyaktaḥ sādhvī-bhāva-prabhāvaḥ.
  
   sa-with; bhrū-of the eyebrows; bhaṅgam-knitting; baṭum-the boy (Madhumaṅgala); āvārya-warding off; ārye-O pious woman; huṅkārāt-from the sound; api-even; tathā-bhāvāt-of this nature; bhavat-your; gopīnām-of the gopīs; abhivyaktaḥ-manifest; sādhvī-pious; bhāva-nature; prabhāvaḥ-dignity.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (knitting His eyebrows, He restrains Madhumaṅgala.) Noble lady, even though the sound of My flute is very charming, your gopīs remain chaste.
  
   lalitā: (sanskṛtena)
  kenāpi dhūrta-patinā khalu śikṣito "si
   mantraṁ vaśī-karaṇa-kāraṇam auṣadhaṁ vā
  puṇyojjvalāny akhila-gopa-vilāsinīnāṁ
   yena tvayā gṛha-sukhāni viluṇṭhitāni
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; kena api-by ; dhūrta-of rascals; patinā-the king; khalu-indeed; sikṣitaḥ-instructed; asi-you are; mantram-mantra; vaśī-karaṇa-of bewitching; kāraṇam-the cause; auṣadham-herb; vā-or; puṇya-pious; ujjvalāni-glorious; akhila-of all; gopa-of the cowherd men; vilāsinīnām-of the beautiful wives; yena-by which; tvayā-by You; gṛha-of the household; sukhāni-happiness; viluṇṭhitāni-is plundered.
  
  Lalitā: Some king of rogues must have given You a mantra or potion that bewilders others and brings them under Your control. That is how You plundered the household happiness of the gopas" beautiful wives, glorious with their piety.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: saccaṁ kahedi lalidā. aṇṇadhā mantādim antareṇa pavvaduttuṅgā mahā-dāṇa-ā ṇavindīvarād ovi somma-sī-ala-pa-idiṇa kadhaṁ imiṇā saṁharijjanti.
  
   saccam-the truth; kahedi-speaks; lalidā-Lalitā; aṇṇadha-otherwise; mantādim-of mantras etc.; mantareṇa-in relation; pavvaduttuṅgā-lofty mountains; mahā-great; dāṇa-ā-demons; navindīvarāt-than a fresh lotus flower; ovi-even; somma-gentle; sī-ala-and cooling; pa-idiṇā-with the nature; kadham-how is it?; imiṇā-by this; saṁharijjanti-become ashamed.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Lalitā speaks the truth. Without using powerful mantras, how could Kṛṣṇa, by nature more gentle and cooling than a fresh lotus flower, destroy so many great demons who are like huge mountains?
  
   lalitā: ajja, jassa sumaranaṁ vi tathā santāvanaṁ taṁ edaṁ appano vāssam mā kkhu sī-alam bhana.
  
   ajja-O noble boy; jassa-of whom; suamranam-the rememberance; vi-even; tathā-in the same way; santāvanam-distressing; tam-Him; edam-this; āppanaḥ-of the self; vāssam-the dear friend; mā-don"t; kkhu-indeed; sī-alam-cooling; bhana-describe.
  
  Lalitā: O noble one, remembering Him makes us burn like fire. Please don"t tell us how cooling your dear friend is!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho vāssa, pa-idi-si-alo vi tumām go-i-ahiṁ unhotti bhanijjasi. ta ppaṁsi-a jānissam. (iti kṛṣṇa-vakṣasi hastaṁ nyasya sasaṁbhramam.) aho, saccaṁ jjevva kahedi lalidā. (ksaṇaṁ vimṛśya). lalide, viṇṇādaṁ viṇṇādam. tu-a rā-a cce-a ṇūṇaṁ uṇṇā jā-e hi-a-vaṭṭhiṇī-e canda-kodi-sī-alo vi esa unnī-kido.
  
   bhaḥ-O; vāssa-friend; pa-idi-of the nature; si-alaḥ-coolness; vi-although; tumam-You; go-i-ahim-by the gopis; unhaḥ-hot; tti-thus; bhanijjasi-are described; ta-therefore; ppaṁsi-a-having touched; jānissam-I will understand; iti-thus; kṛṣṇa-of Kṛṣṇa; vakṣasi-on the chest; hastam-hand; nyasya-having placed; sa-with; saṁbhramam-respect; ahaḥ-O; saccam-the truth; jjevva-certainly; kahedi-speaks; lalidā-Lalitā; kṣanam-for a moment; vimrsya-reflects; lalide-O Lalitā; vinnādaṁ vinnādam-it is understood, it is understood; tu-a-Your; rā-a-Rādhā; cce-a-indeed; nūnam-at present; unnā-hot; jā-e-by whom; hi-a-a-of the heart; vaṭṭhinī-e-staying; canda-moons; vi-although; eśa-He; unnī-kidaḥ-made cool.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Bho! Dear friend, although You are cooling, the gopīs say You are very hot. By touching You, I will see if it's true. (With great respect Madhumaṅgala places his hand on Kṛṣṇa"s chest). Aho! Lalitā speaks the truth! (Madhumaṅgala reflects for a moment.) Lalitā, I understood. I understood. Your Rādhā is hot. Entering His heart, She has made Kṛṣṇa, who is more cooling as millions of moons, hot also.
  
   lalitā: ajja, ettha rā-a-paṭṭa-patthara-hi-a-e tā-e duranta-pemma-saukumajjahadā-e maha-sahi-e kudo paveso sambhāvi-adi.
  
   ajja-O pious boy; ettha-here; rā-a-paṭṭa-diamond; patthara-jewel; hi-a-e-in the heart; tā-e-of Her; duranta-unlimited; pemma-pure love; saukumajja-delicateness; hadā-e-comprises; maha-sahi-e-of my friend; kudaḥ-why?; pavesaḥ-entrance; saṁbhāvi-is effected.
  
  Lalitā: O noble brāhmaṇa, how could my sakhi, with Her delicate nature overwhelmed with unlimited love, enter Your friend"s heart, which is hard like diamond?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (saroṣam) cavale, amha-vāsso tado vi tumha-sahido nibbharaṁ sineha-komalo jaṁ eso vañcida-nindo jo-indo vi-a ekkagga-citto ṇaṁ jjevva savvadā cinte-i.
  
   sa-with; roṣam-anger; cavale-O fickle girl; amha-my; vāssaḥ-friend; tadaḥ vi-better than; tumha-your; sahidaḥ-sakhi; nibbharam-great; sineha-tender love; komalaḥ-delicate and beautiful; jam-because; esaḥ-He; vañcida-cheated; nindaḥ-sleep; jo-indaḥ-a king of yogīs; vi-a-like; ekkagga-with single-pointed concentration; cittaḥ-mind; ṇam-of her; jjevva-indeed; savvadaḥ-constantly; cinte-i-thinks.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (angrily) O fickle girl, my dear friend is more soft-hearted than your sakhi, since, cheating sleep, like the king of yogīs, He always meditates on Her with deep concentration!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sāpatrapam) dhig bāliśa, kṛtam alīkena narma-puñjena.
   lalitā: (svagatam) diṭṭhi-ā vaḍḍhadi pi-a-sahī.
   paurṇamāsī: sundara, viśrāmyatu narma-mudrā. ākarnaya mad-vivakṣitam.
  
   sa-with; apatrapam-turning away the face with embarrassment; dhik-fie; bāliśa-foolish like a child; kṛtam-enough; alīkena-with this lie; narma-of joking; puñjena-with an abundance; svagatam-aside; diṭṭhi-ā-good fortune; vaḍḍhadi-increased; pi-a-dear; sahī-friend; sundara-O beautiful boy; viśramyatu-should rest; narma-of joking; mudrā-expressions; ākarnaya-please hear; mat-my; vivakṣitam-what is desired to be said.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (embarrassed) Fool, enough of these lying jokes!
  
  Lalitā: (aside) My dear sakhi is very fortunate.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: O handsome boy, stop these jokes and hear what I want to say.
  
  hitvā dūre pathi dhava-taror antikaṁ dharma-setor
   bhaṅgodagrā guru-śikhariṇam raṁhasā laṅghayantī
  lebhe-kṛṣṇārṇava nava-rasā rādhikā-vāhinī tvāṁ
   vāg-vīcibhiḥ kim iva vimukhī-bhāvam asyās tanoṣi
  
   hitvā-giving up; dūre-far away; pathi-on the road; dhava-taroḥ-of the tree of the husband ; antikam-the vicinity; dharma-setoḥ-the dam of religion; guru-the superior relatives; śikhariṇam-the hills; raṁhasā-with great force; laṅghayantī-crossing over; lebhe-has obtained; kṛṣṇa-arṇava-O black ocean (Kṛṣṇa); nava-raśa-being influenced by new ecstatic love; rādhikā-Rādhā; vāhinī-like a river; tvām-You; vāk-vīcibhiḥ-only by the waves of words; kim-how; iva-like this; vimukhī-bhāvam-indifference; asyāḥ-toward Her; tanoṣi-You are spreading.
  
  O Kṛṣṇa, O black ocean, the river of Rādhikā has reached You from a long distance, leaving far behind the tree of Her husband, breaking through the dam of dharma, and forcibly crossing the hills of elder relatives. Coming here because of fresh love for You, that river has now received Your shelter. Why are You trying to turn Her back by the waves of unfavorable words?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: a-i śuddha-buddhi-e ajjavi edaṁ cce-a pucchasi. pekkha ku-ataṇaṁ hada-kokilaṇaṁ vittasaṇatthaṁ ma-e edaṁ puppha-kodaṇḍam ṇimmidam.
  
   a-i-O; śuddha-pure; buddhi-e-with intelligence; ajjavi-even now; edam-this; cce-a-indeed; pucchasi-you ask; pekkha-just see; ku-ataṇam-cooing; hada-useless; kokilaṇam-of cuckoos; vittasaṇattham-for protection; ma-e-by me; edam-this; puppha-of flowers; kodaṇḍam-bow; ṇimmidam-constructed.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Ayi! O woman with pure intelligence, why do you ask such a question? Look! I have made a flower bow for protection from these terrible cuckoos!
  
   paurṇamāsī: candrānana, sāpi vatsā.
  ālīnāṁ pratihāra-rodhana-vidhau vīkṣya prayathāvalīṁ
   bālā tarkita-mādhavī-parimala-sphūrtir bhayād vepate
  kiñcālokya sudhāṁśu-kānta-salila-spandāh alinde kṣaṇād
   eṇāṅkodaya-śaṅkinī vikalatām ātanvatī mūrcchati
  
   candra-moon; anana-face; sa-api-this girl; vatsā-child; ālīnām-of friends; pratihāra-of the gate-keepers; rodhana-of obstruction; vidhau-in the activity; vīkṣya-having seen; prayatna-of endeavor; avalīm-the abundance; bālā-this young girl; tarkita-conjectured; mādhavī-of a mādhavī creeper; parimala-aromatic fragrance; sphūrtiḥ-manifestation; bhayāt-fearful; vepate-trembles; kiñca-moreover; ālokya-seeing; sudhāṁśu-of the candrakanta jewel; salila-of the water; spandān-quivering; alinde-on the terrace; kṣaṇāt-immediately; eṇāṅka-of the moon; udaya-the rising; śaṅkinī-supposing; vikalatām-agitation; ātanvatī-spreading; mūrcchati-faints.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: O boy with a moon-like face, She is just a child. Seeing Her sakhis carefully guarding the door, and smelling the fragrance of the mādhavī flowers, this young girl trembles. On seeing a candrakānta jewel begin to melt on the terrace, Rādhā thinks the moon has risen and falls unconscious.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam) hanta, kaṭhoro "yaṁ daśā-vivartaḥ.
   paurṇamāsī: sundara.
  praṇayiṣu militeṣu prema-bhājām upekṣā
   ghaṭayati kaṭu-pākāny uccakair dūṣaṇāni
  dina-maṇir anurāgī projjhya sandhyāṁ raktāṁ
   tamasi nikhilam ugre majjayaty eṣa lokam
  
   svagatam-aside; hanta-O; kaṭhoraḥ-harsh; ayam-this; daśā-of condition; vivartaḥ-change; sundara-O beautiful boy; pranayiṣu-affectionate; militeṣu-encountered; prema-of love; bhājām-full; upekṣā-neglect; ghaṭayati-produces; kaṭu-bitter; pākāni-consequences; uccakaiḥ-greatly; dūṣanāni-sins; dina-of the day; maṇiḥ-jewel (the sun); anurāgi-affectionate; projjhya-having abandoned; sandhyām-evening; hi-indeed; raktām-red; tamasi-in the darkness; nikhilam-complete; ugre-terrible; majjayati-caused to become immersed; eṣaḥ-this; lokam-world; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; sa-with; lajjam-embarrassment; namrī-bhavati-bows His head.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (aside) Ah, it must be very painful for Her!
  
  Paurṇamāsī: O handsome boy, neglect of another"s love produces sins with very bitter results. Look! Setting on the horizon, the sun, rejecting the passionate red evening, now plunges the whole world into darkness.
  
  (Embarrassed, Kṛṣṇa bows His head).
  
   paurṇamāsī: (punar nibhālya. sānandaṁ svagatam). diṣṭyāyaṁ smitāliṅgitam aṅgī-kurvan dakṣiṇaṁ nyamīlyad īkṣaṇam. (prakāśam) gokulānanda. purastād iyaṁ mākanda-vedī svayam alaṅkartavyā nimīlati heli-bimbe sakhyor ekatarā tvaṁ abhīṣṭa-deśaṁ prāpayati.
  
   punaḥ-again; nibhālya-having seen; sa-with; anandam-bliss; svagatam-aside; diṣṭya-by good fortune; ayam-this; smita-smile; aliṅgitam-embrace; angī-kurvan-accepting; dakṣiṇam-right; nyamīlayat-closes; ikṣanam-eye; prakāśam-openly; gokula-of Gokula; ananda-O bliss; purastāt-in front of; iyam-this; mākanda-of a mango tree; vedi-a place in the courtyard; svayam-personally; alankartavya-should be decorated; nimīlati-closes; heli-bimbe-on the sun; sakhyoḥ-of the two friends; ekatarāj-one; tvām-You; abhīṣṭa-desired; deśam-place; prāpayati-cause to attain.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (again glancing at Kṛṣṇa, she becomes very happy, and says to herself) By good fortune Kṛṣṇa is smiling and His right eye is closing. (Openly) O bliss of Gokula, please decorate this place in the mango grove in front of You. When the sun sets, one of my sakhis will bring You to the appointed place.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sāpatranam) yathāha bhagavatī. (iti sa-vayasyo niṣkrantaḥ).
   paurṇamāsī: putri lalite, kāmaṁ nirvṛtāsmi. tad ehi. rādhām anusarāvah.
   (ity ubhe parikrāmataḥ).
  
   sa-with; apatrapam-embarrassment; yatha-as; aha-speaks; bhagavati-the noble Paurṇamāsī; iti-thus; sa-eith?; vayasyaḥ-the friend (Madhumaṅgala); niṣkrantaḥ-exits; putri-O daughter; lalite-O Lalitā; kāmam-according to desire; nirvṛta-happy; asmi-I am; tat-therefore; ehi-please go; rādhām-to Rādhā; anusarāvaḥ-please go; iti-thus; ubhe-the two; parikrāmataḥ-begin to walk.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (embarrassed) As the noble lady says. (Accompanied by Madhumaṅgala, He exists.)
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Daughter Lalitā, now I am happy. Come, let us go to Rādhā.
  
  (They both exit.)
  
   (tataḥ praviśati viśākhayā saha saṅkathayantī rādhā).
   rādhikā; (sanskṛtena)
  sakhi jalpita-nārikela-nīraṁ
   smita-karpūra-vṛtaṁ harer nipīya
  tanu-saṅga-sudhāṁ vinā na tasya
   glapitāhaṁ garalena jīvitāsmi
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; viśākhayā-with Viśākhā; saha-accompanied; saṅkathayantī-conversing; rādhā-Rādhā; sakhi-O friend; jalpita-spoken; nārikela-of a coconut; nīram-water; smita-smile; karpūra-with camphor; vṛtam-enclosed; hareḥ-of Hari; nipīya-having drunk; tanu-of the body; saṅga-of the contact; sudhām-nectar; vinā-without; na-not; tasya-of Him; glapita- exhausted; aham-I; garalena-with poison; jīvita-alive; asmi-I am.
  
  (Conversing with Viśākhā, Rādhā enters.)
  
  Rādhikā: O sakhi, although I have drunk the coconut water of Hari"s words, mixed with the camphor of His smile, because I have not also drunk the nectar of His touch, I am now exhausted, as if I had drunk poison.
  
   viśākhā: a-i aviṇṇāda-ṇi-a-māhādmye, tādiso tuha rā-assa garimā jena so kkhu sāmasundaro vi vādhaṁ rattīkido tadhā vi appaṇo māliṇṇaṁ saṅkasi.
  
   a-i-O; aviṇṇāda-unknown; ṇi-a-own; māhādmye-glorification; tādisaḥ-like this; tuha-your; rā-assa-of the love; garimā-intense; jena-by which; saḥ-He; kkhu-certainly; sāmasundaraḥ-Śyāmasundara (Kṛṣṇa); vi-even; vādham-strongly; rattīkidaḥ-affectionate; tadhā vi-nevertheless; appaṇaḥ-of the self; māliṇṇam-impurity; saṅkasi-you fear.
  
  Viśākhā: O girl who do not know Your own glory, even though Your love is so great that Śyāmasundara has become strongly attracted to You, You still worry that You are wretched and fallen!
  
   rādhikā: (punaḥ sanskṛtena).
  nālīkinīṁ niśi ghanotkalikām aśaṅkaṁ
   kṣiptvā vṛtīr atanu-vanya-gajaḥ kṣunatti
  atrānurāgiṇi cirād udite "pi bhānau
   hā hanta kiṁ sakhi sukhaṁ bhavitā varākyāḥ
  
   punah-again; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; nālīkinīm-a multitude of lotus flowers; niśi-at night; ghana-intense; utkalikām-longing; aśankam-fearless; kṣiptvā-having thrown; vṛtiḥ-fence; atanu-Kāmadeva; vanya-jungle; gajaḥ-elephant; kṣunatti-tramples; atra-here; anurāgiṇi-causing love; cirāt-after a long time; udite-arisen; api-although; bhānau-the sun; hā-O; hanta-O; kim-whether?; sakhi-O friend; sukham-happiness; bhavitā-will be; varākyāḥ-the miserable one.
  
  Rādhikā: Tonight, the jungle elephant of Kāmadeva, having fearlessly broken the fence, tramples the lotus flowers of My passionate longings. Ah! Ah! O sakhi, will this unfortunate girl become happy when the red sun of love finally rises?
  
   paurṇamāsī: (puro rādhām drṣṭvā). putri lalite, sakhyās tava premokti-mudrām udghāṭayitum utkaṇṭhitāsmi. tad-bhavatyā tūṣnīm eva bhavitavyam.
   lalitā: jaṁ ānāvedi tattthahodu.
  
   puraḥ-in front; rādhām-Rādhā; dṛṣṭva-having seen; putri-O daughter; lalite-O Lalitā; sakhyaḥ-of the friend; tava-your; prema-of love; ukti-of the words; mudram-the mark; udghāṭayitum-to reveal; utkaṇṭhita-longing; asmi-I am; tat-therefore; bhavatyā-by you; tūṣnīm-silently; eva-indeed; bhavitavyam-should be; jam-what; anavedi-you instruct; tatthahodu-let that be.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (seeing Rādhā before her) Daughter Lalitā, I am eager to hear your sakhi describe Her love. Please be silent.
  
  Lalitā: As you order.
  
   paurṇamāsī: (rādhām upetya. sakaitava-viṣādam).
   bhavad-aṅga-saṅga-viṣaye priyoktibhir
   muhur arthito "pi madirākṣi mādhavaḥ
  manute manāg api na hīti hṛd-vyathā
   pratikāra-yuktir aparā vidhīyatām
  
  rādhām-Rādhā; upetya-approaching; sa-with; kaitava-pretended; viṣadam-unhappiness; bhavat-your; aṅga-of the body; saṅga-contact; viṣaye-in the state; priya-affectionate; uktibhiḥ-with words; muhuḥ-constantly; arthitaḥ-appealed; api-although; madira-like khañjana birds; akṣi-eyes; mādhavaḥ-Mādhava (Kṛṣṇa); manute-considers; manāk-a little; api-even; na-not; hi-indeed; iti-thus; hṛt-of the heart; vyathā-agitation; pratikāra-remedy; yuktiḥ-device; aparā-unequalled; vidhīyatām-may be administered.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (approaching Rādhā, she says with feigned grief) O girl with the beautiful eyes, with sweet words Mādhava again and again begs for the touch of Your body. He knows that no other medicine will cure the fever that burns in His heart.
  
   rādhikā: (sa-vyāmoham) alaṁ ettha lajjideṇa. (ity añjaliṁ baddhvā).
  abbhaṁ lihamhi ḍahane ṇaḍahaṁ raṅgaṇa-ladaṁ lihantamhi
   kā padi-āre juttiṁ mukki-a sāmalaghaṇullasam
  
   sa-with; vyamoham-embarrassment; alam-enough; ettha-here; lajjidena-with this bashfulness; iti-thus; anjalim-having folded her hands; abbhaṁlihamhi-touching the clouds; dahane-scorching; nadaham-charming; rangana-delightful; ladam-creeper; lihantamhi-licks; ka-what?; padi-are-in the remedy; juttim-method; mukki-a-having abandoned; samala-dark; dhan-of clouds; ullasam-appearance.
  
  Rādhikā: (embarrassed, She says to Herself) Enough with this shyness! (She folds Her hands and speaks openly) When a blazing forest fire that reaches the sky burns a delicate raṅgaṇa vine, what can save her except the sudden appearance of a dark rain-cloud?
  
   paurṇamāsī:
  jaratyās tvaṁ naptrī sa tu kamalayā lālita-padaḥ
   kathaṅkāraṁ tasmai muhur asulabhāya sprḥayasi
  prasīda vyāhāre mama racaya ceto divi-caraṁ
   gṛhītuṁ pāṇibhyāṁ vidhum ahaha mā bhūt kutukinī
  
   jaratyaḥ-of the old woman; tvam-you; naptrī-granddaughter; saḥ-He; tu-and; kamalayā-by the goddess of fortune, Lakṣmi-devī; lālita-caressed; padaḥ-feet; kathaṁ-kāram-how?; tasmai-to Him; muhuḥ-constantly; asulabhāya-who is not easy to attain; spṛhayasi-you desire; prasīda-please be merciful; vyāhāre-in the conversation; mama-my; racaya-please construct; cetaḥ-O mind; divi-caram-moving in the sky; gṛhītum-to grasp; pāṇibhyām-with the two hands; vidhum-the moon; ahaha-O; mā-there should not; bhūt-be; kutukinī-curious.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Why do You, who are only granddaughter of the old woman, desire a person who is very difficult to attain, a person whose feet are desired by the goddess of fortune? Please be peaceful and listen to my words. Don"t become like a curious child who wants to grasp the moon that moves in the sky.
  
   rādhikā: (sa-gadgadaṁ. sanskṛtena).
  mayā te nirbandhān mura-jayini rāgaḥ parihṛto
   mayi snigdhe kintu prathya paramāśīs tatim imām
  mukhāmododgāra-grahila-matir adyaiva hi yataḥ
   pradoṣārambhe syāṁ vimala-vana-mālā-madhukarī
  
   sa-with; gadgadam-choked up voice; mayā-by me; te-your; nirbandhāt-because of perseverance; mura-of the Mura demon; jayini-towards the conqueror (Kṛṣṇa); rāgaḥ-love; parihṛtaḥ-abandoned; mayi-towards me; snigdhe-affectionate; kintu-nevertheless; prathaya-please expand; parama-supreme; asīḥ-benedictions; tatim-multitude; imām-this; mukhā-of the mouth; amoda-gladdening; udgāra-emanating; grahila-interested; matiḥ-mind; adya-now; eva-indeed; hi-certainly; yataḥ-restrained; pradoṣā-of evening; arambhe-in the beginning; syām-let me become; vimala-pure; vana-of the forest; mālā-in the garland of flowers; madhukarī-bumble-bee.
  
  Rādhikā: (Her voice choked with emotion) O noble woman who is so gentle with Me, on your repeated request I will give up My love. But please, this evening, give Me a blessing to become a bee attracted by the fragrance of Kṛṣṇa's forest-flower garland.
  
   viśākhā: bhāvadi, parittāhi parittāhi. i-am uttānida-ṇettā kaṁpi dāruṇaṁ dasā-visesam lahedi rāhī.
  
   bhāvadi-O noble woman; parittāhi parittāhi-please protect, please protect; i-am-this; uttānida-wide open; netā-eyes; kaṁpi-something; dāruṇam-terrible; dasā-condition; viśeṣam-specific; lahedi-attains; rāhī-Rādhā.
  
  Viśākhā: Noble lady, please rescue Her, rescue Her! Rādhā's eyes are wide open, and Her condition is very frightening!
  
   paurṇamāsī: (savegam) hā dhik. keyaṁ balād ākṛṣṭā mahā-vipat-kāla-sarpī. (iti sadayaṁ rādhām āliṅgya). vatse samāśvasihi samāśvasihi. bhāvāvyaktaye protthāpitāsi. tad idaṁ yathārtham ākarṇyatām.
  
   sa-with; vegam-agitation; hā-dhik-alas; kā-who?; iyam-this; balāt-forcibly; ākṛṣṭā-attracted; mahā-great; vipat-calamities; kāla-of time; sarpī-snake; iti-thus; sa-with; dayam-compassionate; rādhām-Rādhā; āliṅgya-embracing; vatse-O child; samāśvasihi samāsvasihi-be comforted, be comforted; bhāva-of love; abhivyaktaye-for the manifestation; protthāpitā-agitated; asi-you are; tat-therefore; idam-this; yathā-artham-appropriate; ākarṇyatām-should be heard.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (agitated) Ah! The black snake of the great calamity is forcibly dragging this girl away. (She kindly embraces Rādhā.) Child, be peaceful. Be peaceful. You are overcome with love. Please listen.
  
  amita-vibhavā yasya prekṣā lavāya bhavādayo
   bhuvana-guravo "py utkaṇṭhābhis tapāṁsi vitanvate
  ahaha gahanā-dṛṣṭānāṁ te phalaṁ kim abhiṣṭuve
   sutanu sa tanur jajñe kṛṣṇas tavekṣaṇa-tṛṣṇayā
  
   amita-immeasurable; vibhavāḥ-opulence; yasya-of whom; prekṣā-of the sight; lavāya-for a small particle; bhava-ādayaḥ-headed by Lord Śiva; bhuvana-of the universe; guravaḥ-masters; api-even; utkaṇṭhābhiḥ-with longings; tapāṁsi-austerities; vitanvate-perform; ahaha-O; gahana-in the darkness; adṛṣṭānām-unseen; te-your; phalam-result; kim-how?; abhiṣṭuve-I offer prayers; sutanu-O slender girl; saḥ-He; tanuḥ-thin; jajñe-became; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; tava-your; īkṣaṇa-of the glance; tṛṣṇayā-with the thirst.
  
   Longing to see You even for a moment, Lord Śiva and the other limitlessly powerful masters of the universe perform severe austerities. Ah! How can I properly praise the results of Your past pious deeds? O slender girl, thirsting to see You, Kṛṣṇa has become thin!
  
   lalitā: (sanskṛtena)
  tvad-vārtottara-gīta-gumphita-mukho veṇuḥ samantād abhūt
   tvad-veṣocita-śilpa-kalpana-mayī sarvā babhūva kriyā
  tvan-nāmāni babhūvur asya surabhī-vṛndāni vṛndāṭavī
   rādhe tvan-maya-valli-maṇḍala-ghanā jātādya kaṁsa-dviṣaḥ
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; tvat-Your; vārtā-description of the pastimes; uttara-excellent; gīta-songs; gumphita-strung; mukhaḥ-voice; veṇuḥ-flute; samantāt-completely; abhūt-became; tvat-your; veṣa-appearance; ucita-delightful; śilpa-amorous arts like kissing and embracing; kalpana-creating in the mind; mayī-filled; sarva-all; babhūva-became; kriyā-activity; tvat-your; nāmāni-names; babhūva-became; asya-of Him; surabhī-of sweet fragrance; vṛndāni-multitudes; vṛndā-ātāvī-the forest of Vṛndāvana; rādhe-O Rādhā; tvat-your; maya-consisting of; valli-of creepers; maṇḍala-multitude; ghana-thick; jātā-born; adya-today; kaṁsa-dviṣaḥ-of Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Kaṁsa.
  
  Lalitā: His flute now sings only about Your excellent pastimes, and all His activities are filled with thoughts about Your delightful amorous arts. For Him, Your names have become like a fragrant stream. O Rādhā, today Kṛṣṇa sees You in every flowering vine of Vṛndāvana forest!
  
   rādhikā: (samāśvasya. svagatam) cañcala he citta, ajjavi ṇa patti-ā-esi.
  
   samāśvasya-having become calm; svagatam-aside; cañcala-fickle; he-O; citta-mind; ajjavi-even now; ṇa-not; patti-ā-esi-you have faith.
  
  Rādhikā: (becoming calm, She says to Herself) O fickle mind, even now you do not believe this!
  
   paurṇamāsī: putri lalite, bāḍhaṁ pragalbhāsi. tad viśākhā yāvan mākanda-mūlāh mukundena saha pratyāvartate tāvad atra saṅketite karṇikāra kuñje gopaya tvam gopālikābhyaḥ rādhikām. mayā tu sva-kṛtyāya gantavyam.
   (iti tisro "pi niṣkrāntāḥ)
  
   putri-O daughter; lalite-O Lalitā; bāḍham-indeed; pragalbhā-intelligent; asi-you are; tat-therefore; viśākhā-Viṣākhā; yāvat-when; mākanda-of the mango tree; mūlāt-from the base; mukundena-by Mukunda; saha-accompanied; pratyāvartate-returns; tāvat-then; atra-here; saṅketite-appointed place; karṇikāra-of karṇikāra flowers; kuñje-in the grove; gopaya-please conceal; tvam-you; gopālikābhyaḥ-from the gopīs; rādhikām-Rādhā; mayā-I am; tu-indeed; sva-kṛtyāya-for my own duties; gantavyam-should be done; iti-thus; tisraḥ-the three; api-and; niṣkrāntaḥ-exit.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: O daughter Lalitā, you are very brave and skillful. When Viśākhā brings Mukunda under the mango tree, please hide Rādhikā in the karṇikāra bower apart from the other gopīs. Now I should go to do my duties.
  
  (Paurṇamāsī, Rādhikā, and Lalitā exit.)
  
   viśākhā: (dūraṁ parikramya). so mākando eso puro dīsa-i jattha kaṇho.
  
   dūram-far away; parikramya-having walked; saḥ-He (Kṛṣṇa); mākandaḥ-mango tree; esaḥ-this; puraḥ-in the presence; dīsa-i-is seen; jattha-where; kaṇhaḥ-Kṛṣṇa.
  
  Viśākhā: (walking a great distance). I see Kṛṣṇa under the mango tree.
  
   (tataḥ praviśati kṛṣṇaḥ).
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sotkaṇṭhaṁ pratīcīm avalokya).
  sadyas tapta-hiraṇya-piṇḍa-madhuraṁ caṇḍa-tviṣo maṇḍalaṁ
   saṅgaṁ hanta taraṅgiṇī-rati-guror aṅgī-cakārāmbhasi
  drāg etāny api ghūka-netra-paṭalī-siddhāñjana-kṣodatāṁ
   bibhranti dvipa-vibhramāṇi rurudhur dhvāntāni vṛndāvanam
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; sa-with; utkaṇṭham-eagerness; pratīcīm-to the west; avalokya-glancing; sadyaḥ-at once; tapta-molten; hiraṇya-of gold; piṇḍa-sphere; madhuram-sweet; caṇḍa-hot; tviṣaḥ-effulgence; maṇḍalam-circle; saṅgam-contact; hanta-O; taraṅgiṇī-of the waves; rati-guroḥ-love-teacher; aṅgī-cakāra-accepted; ambhasi-in the water; drāk-quickly; etāni-these; api-even; ghūka-of owls; netra-of the eyes; paṭalī-of the multitude; siddhā-perfect; añjana-ointment; kṣodatām-the state of being crushed to a powder; bibhranti-they carry; dvipa-of an elephant; vibhramāṇi-blunders; rurudhuḥ-obstructed; dhvāntāni-darkness; vṛndāvanam-Vṛndāvana.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (enters, eagerly looking to the west) Ah! The pleasantly hot and glowing molten-gold circle of the sun is now embraced by the passionate waves of the ocean. Bewildering the elephants and anointing the owls" eyes, darkness now covers Vṛndāvana forest.
  
   (sotsukyam panthānam udvīkṣya). katham adyāpi sakhī kācin netrādhvani me nāvataṭara. (iti parāvṛtya prāciṁ paśyan)
  
   sa-with; utsukyam-restlessness and uneasiness; katham-how is it?; adya api-even now; sakhī-the gopī friend; kācit-someone; netra-of the eyes; adhvani-on the path; me-my; na-not; avatatāra-has descended; iti-thus; parāvṛtya-having turned around; prācīm-behind; paśyan-seeing.
  
  (Anxiously looking at the path) Why has one of Rādhā's sakhis not yet entered the pathway of My eyes? (Turning around, He looks behind.)
  
  sāndrāḥ supta-kumud-vatī-kula-vadhū-nidrā-bhidā-kovidāḥ
   kurvāṇāḥ kaluṣa-śriyaṁ pari bhavātaṅkena paṅkejinīm
  samrambhād abhisārikābhir asakṛd vyākruṣyamāṇodgamā-
   bhāsaḥ śītakarasya hanta haritaṁ pūrvāṁ pariṣkurvate
  
   sāndrā-intense; supta-asleep; kumut-vatī-multitude of lotus flowers; kula-pious; vadhū-of the wives; nidrā-the sleep; bhidā-in the matter of breaking; kovidāḥ-expert; kurvāṇaḥ-performing; kaluṣa-foulness; śriyam-beauty; paribhava-of disgrace; atankeṇa-with the fear; paṅkejinīm-multitude of lotus flowers; samrambhāt-violently; abhisārikābhiḥ-by women who meet their lovers; asakṛt-continually; vyāruṣyamāṇa-lamented; udgamā-becoming manifested; abhāsaḥ-reflecting; śītakarasya-of the cooling moon; hanta-O; haritam-direction of the sky; pūrvām-eastern; pariṣkurvate-embraces.
  
  Expertly waking the lotus-like gopīs, eclipsing the lotus flowers" beauty, and causing the lamentations of the girls eagerly awaiting their lovers, the brilliant moonlight now embraces the darkened eastern horizon.
  
   (iti vaiyagryaṁ nāṭayati).
  dhyātvā dharmaṁ dhṛtim udayinīṁ kiṁ babandhādya rādhā
   tīvrākṣepaiḥ kim uta gurubhir lambhitā vā nivṛttim
  kiṁ vā kaṣṭām abhajata daśāṁ tām avispanda-mandām
   indau vindaty udayam api yan nājagāmjādya dūtī
  
   iti-thus; vaiyagryam-perplexity; nāṭayati-represents dramatically; dhyātvā-having reflected; dharmam-on religious duties; dhṛtim-patience; udayinīm-abounding; kim-whether?; babandha-bound; adya-today; rādhā-Rādhā; tīvra-sharp; aksepaiḥ-by objections; kiṁ uta-why why indeed?; gurubhiḥ-by superiors; lambhitā-abused; vā-or; nivṛttim-inactive; kiṁ vā-whether; kaṣṭām-distressful; abhajata-attained; daśām-condition; tām-this; avispanda-without motion; mandām-slow; indau-in the moon; vindati-finds; udayam-appearance; api-although; yat-which; na-not; ajagama-arrived; adya-today; dūtī-the messenger-gopī.
  
  (Perplexed) Thinking of dharma, did Rādhā decide not to come? Was She stopped by the harsh words of Her superiors? Did a some calamity arise and make Her walk slower or stop on the path? Though the moon has risen, Her messenger has not yet come...
  
   viśākhā: (latāntare sodgrīvikam) eso ṇūṇaṁ ukkaṇṭhā-e maha jjeva pa-avīṁ vilo-edi kaṁho. tā kkhaṇaṁ parihasissam.
  
   latāntare-in the vines; sodgrīvikam-eagerly; esaḥ-this; ṇūṇam-at present; ukkaṇṭhā-e-with longing; maha-my; jjeva-indeed; pa-avīm-path; vilo-edi-observes; kaṁho.-Kṛṣṇa; tā-therefore; kkhaṇam-for a moment; parihasissam-I will joke.
  
  Viśākhā: (hiding behind a creeper, she eagerly says) With impatience, Kṛṣṇa is looking at the path. I will joke with Him for a moment.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sānandam) iyaṁ viśākhāpi cañcala-pancasākhā sakhī militā. (ity upasṛtya) sakhi tavopalambhāt tām eva rambhoruṁ labdhām avaimi yad viśākhā-rādhayor advaitam.
  
   sa-with; anandam-bliss; iyam-this; viśākhā-Viśākhā; api-even; cañcala-moving; pañcasakha-fingers; sakhīi-gopī-friend; militā-is met; iti-thus; upasṛtya-approaching; sakhi-O friend; tava-your; upalambhāt-from the attainment; tām-she; eva-certainly; rambhorum-with beautiful hips; labdhām-attained; avaimi-I perceive; yat-which; viśākhā-of Viśākhā; rādhāyoḥ-of Rādhā; advaitam-the non-difference.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (happily) Moving her hand, Viśākhā gestures to Me. (Kṛṣṇa approaches her.) Sakhi, seeing you, I think I have attained Rādhā, whose rounded hips are like the trunks of banana trees. I think you and Rādhā are not different from each other.
  
   (viśākhā mukham ānamayya maunam ālambate).
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhi, kim atra tuṣnīm asi.
   viśākha: canda-muha, manda-bhā-iṇī mhi. tā kiṁ viṇṇavissam.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (saśaṅkam) kim artham idam.
  
   viśākhā-Viśākhā; mukham-face; ānamayya-turning down; maunam-silence; ālambate-attains; sakhi-O friend; kim-why?; atra-here; tuṣnīm asi-are you silent; canda-moon; muhe-face; manda-bhā-inī-unfortunate; mhi-I am; tā-therefore; kim-why?; viṇṇavissam-should I speak; sa-with; śaṅkam-apprehension; kim artham-why?; idam-this.
  
  (Turning her face down, Viśākhā becomes silent.)
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Sakhi, why are you silent?
  
  Viśākhā: O moon-faced one, what can I say? I am very unfortunate...
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (fearful) Why?
  
   viśākhā: sundara, ṇa me sarassa-ī nissaradi. hodu. tadhā vi saṁvaridum ṇa juttam idam. (iti mukha-vaikṛtyam abhinīya). bho bhaṭṭi-dāra-a, sā pi-a-sahī ahimaṇṇuṇā hadāseṇa mahurā-pattaṇammi. (ity ardhokte śuṣkaṁ roditi).
  
   sundara-O handsome boy; ṇa-not; me-my; sarassa-ī-Sarasvatī, the goddess of eloquence; nissaradi-appears; hodu-let it be; tadhā vi-nevertheless; saṁvaridum-to conceal; ṇa-not; juttam-proper; idam-this; iti-thus; mukha-of the face; vaikṛtyam-disfigurement; abhinīya-brings; bhaḥ-O; bhaṭṭi-dāra-a-king's son; sā-she; pi-a-dear; sahī-friend; abhimaṇṇunā-by Abhimanyu; hadāsena-wretched; mahurā-of Mathurā; pattaṇammi-in the town; iti-thus; ardha-ukte-in the middle of the speech; śuṣkam-dry; roditi-cries.
  
  Viśākhā: O handsome one, Sarasvatī does not allow graceful words to come from my mouth. So be it. It is not right to hide the truth. (With a pained expression on her face she says) O Nanda-nandana, the wretched Abhimanyu has taken my dear sakhi Rādhā to Mathurā!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (savyatham) kadā nāma nītā.
   viśākhā: jadā bhāvadī tumha sa-āsaṁ laddhā.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sakhedam) viśākhe, kathaṅkāraṁ nītā.
   viśākhā: tu-ammi bhā-aṁ takki-a.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: kathaṁ sa tarkitaḥ.
   viśākhā: lo-ottarī-honto attho ṇa kassa takkaṇijo ho-i.
  
   sa-with; vyatham-agitation; kadā-when?; nāma-indeed; nītā-brought; jadā-when; bhāvadī-the noble Paurṇamāsī; tumha-Your; sa-āsam-presence; laddhā-attained; sa-with; khedam-grief; viśākhe-O Viśākhā; kathaṁ-kāram-how?; nītā-was brought; tu-ammi-towards You; bhā-am-love; takki-a-suspecting; katham-how?; saḥ-he; tarkitaḥ-suspected; lo-ottarī-honto atthaḥ-extraordinary love; ṇa-not; kassa-of whom?; takkaṇijaḥ-able to be guessed; ho-i-is.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with anxiety) When did this happen?
  
  Viśākhā: When noble Paurṇamāsī was with You.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (grief-stricken) O Viśākhā, why did he take Her away?
  
  Viśākhā: He suspected that She fell in love with You.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Why did he suspect that?
  
  Viśākhā: Who could not see the symptoms of Her incomparable love?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  glapayati vapur durlīlo me balān malayānilo
   vikirati karair induḥ kṣodaṁ tuṣāgni-bhavaṁ ruṣā
  madana-hatakas tarjaty eṣa sphuṭair ali-huṅkṛtais
   truṭir api vinā rādhāṁ netum mayā na hi śakyate
   (iti vyamoham natayati).
  
   glapayati-fatigues; vapuḥ-body; durīlaḥ-ill-mannered; me-my; balāt-violently; malaya-from the Malaya Hills; anilaḥ-breeze; vikirati-scatters about; karaiḥ-with rays of light; induḥ-moon; kṣodam-dust; tuṣa-of the chaff of grain; agni-of the fire; bhavan-state; ruṣā-angrily; madana-by Kāmadeva; hatakaḥ-afflicted; tarjati-scolds; eṣaḥ-these; sphuṭaiḥ-manifested; ali-of the bees; huṅkṛtaiḥ-by the buzzing; truṭiḥ-a moment; api-even; vinā-without; rādhām-Rādhā; netum-to lead; mayā-by Me; na-not; hi-indeed; śakyate-is possible; iti-thus; vyamoham-perplexity; natayati-represents dramatically.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Ah! The wicked breeze from the Malaya Hills forcibly withers My body. With its rays, the moon angrily scatters the fire dust. The buzzing of these bumble-bees is more painful than suffering from Kāmadeva's arrows.Without Rādhā I cannot live for a moment! (Kṛṣṇa is overwhelmed by emotions.)
  
   viśākhā: (sakhedaṁ sasaṁbhramam). go-ulānanda, samāssasa samāssasa, ma-e kkhu parihasidam. sa tavassiṇī tā-e raṅgaṇa-māli-ā-e rakkhida-parāṇatthi.
  
   sa-with; khedam-unhappiness; sa-with; saṁbhramam-respect; go-ulānanda-O bliss of Gokula; samāssasa samāssasa-take comfort, take comfort; ma-e-by me; kkhu-indeed; parihasidam-joke; sa-she; tavassiṇī-distressed; tā-e-by this; raṅgaṇa-māli-ā-e-rangana flower garland; rakkhida-protected; parāṇatthi-the life is.
  
  Viśākhā: (she becomes sorrowful and speaks with anxiety) O bliss of Gokula, please be peaceful, be peaceful! I was only joking. Although Rādhā is unhappy, Her life is protected by the raṅgaṇa garland You gave Her.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (samāśvasya) dhūrte, bhadreṇa kadarthito "smi.
   viśākhā: appaṇo guṇaṁ ṇa sumarasi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhi varnyatāṁ premṇām aṅkaḥ priyāyāḥ.
  
   samāśvasya-relieved; dhūrte-O rascal; bhadreṇa-by you; kadarthitaḥ-teased; asmi-I am; appanaḥ-of yourself; guṇam-the quality; na-not; sumarasi-You remember; sakhi-O friend; varnyatām-should be described; premṇām-of the great love; aṅkaḥ-the symptoms; priyāyāḥ-of the beloved.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (relieved) O cunning girl, you teased Me!
  
  Viśākhā: Don't You remember Your own deeds?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O sakhi, please describe the signs of love in My beloved!
  
   viśākhā: (sanskṛtena)
  dūrād apy anuśaṅgataḥ śruti-mite tvan-nāmadheyākṣare
   sonmādaṁ madirekṣaṇā viruvatī dhatte muhur vepathum
  āḥ kiṁ vā kathanīyam anyad api te daivād varāmbhodhare
   dṛṣṭe taṁ parirabdhum utsuka-matiḥ pakṣa-dvayīm icchati
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; dūrāt-from a great distance; api-even; anuśaṅgataḥ-from the contact; śruti-by the ears; mite-measured; tvat-Your; nāmadheya-of the name; akṣare-the syllables; sa-with; unmādam-intoxication; madira-as beautiful as restless; ikṣana-eyes; viruvatī-crying; dhatte-performs; muhuḥ-constantly; vepathum-to tremble; āḥ-O; kiṁ vā-whether?; kathanīyam-should be described; anyat-another; api-even; te-Your; daivāt-by destiny; vara-excellent; ambhodahre-cloud; dṛṣṭe-seen; tam-Him; parirabdhum-to embrace; utsuka-eager; matiḥ-mind; pakṣa-wings; dvayīm-pair; icchati-desires.
  
  Viśākhā: When from far away the syllables of Your name enter Her ears, Her charming eyes become mad and She cries and trembles again and again. Ah, listen to another amazing thing! If somehow She sees a dark rain cloud, eager to embrace it, She desires a pair of wings!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: tad ehi. satvaram eva preyasīṁ prekṣāvahi.
   (iti parikrāmataḥ).
  
   tat ehi-come here; sa-with; tvaram-haste; eva-indeed; preyasīm-the beloved (Rādhā); prekṣāvahi-we see; iti-thus; parikrāmataḥ-the walk.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Then let's go quickly to see My beloved!
  
  (They walk.)
  
   (tataḥ praviśati lalitayārādhyamānā rādhā).
   rādhā: (sakhedam. sanskṛtena).
  pratyūhena parāhatā nu kim abhūd gantuṁ sakhī kṣamā
   tasyāḥ kintu niveditena hi harir viśrambham ābhyāyayau
  hā hanta pratikūlatāṁ mayi gataḥ kiṁ vā vidhir dāruṇo
   yad dūrād vana-mālikā-parimalo py adyāpi nāsādyate
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; lalitaya-by Lalitā; arādhyamānā-solaced; rādhā-Rādhā; sa-with; khedam-unhappiness; saṅkṛtena-in Sanskrit; pratyūhena-by the obstacle; parāhatā-struck; nu kim-perhaps; abhūt-became; gantum-to go; sakhī-friend; na-not; kṣamā-able; tasyāḥ-her; kiṇtu-but; niveditena-by the appeal; hi-indeed; hariḥ-Hari (Kṛṣṇa); viśrambham-to trust; abhyāyau-went; hā-alas; hanta-alas; pratikūlatām-to hostility; mayi-towards me; gataḥ-has gone; kim vā-whether?; vidhiḥ-destiny; dāruṇaḥ-cruel; yat-because; dūrāt-from a distance; vana-of forest flowers; mālika-of the garland; parimalaḥ-possesing the pleasent fragrance; api-although; adya-today; api-even; na-not; asādyate-is found.
  
  (Consoled by Lalitā, Rādhā enters).
  
  Rādhā: (with grief) Stopped by some obstacle, perhaps My sakhi did not find Him? Or maybe He did not believe her words? Ah! Alas, fate is cruel to Me! Even from afar I cannot catch the fragrance of Hari's forest garland!
  
   viśākhā: (puro "nusṛtya. sanskṛtena)
  namrī-kṛtya śiro muhus taru-vṛtām ālokate vartanīm
   utthāya kṣaṇam āsanāt punar aho niṣīdaty asau
  dvitrāṇy etya padāni vīkṣya lalitāṁ bhūyaḥ parāvartate
   paśyāgre tava saṅgamotsukatayā rādhā pariklāmyati
  
   puraḥ-in the presence; anusṛtya-approaching; namrī-kṛtya-offering obeisances; śiraḥ-head; muhuḥ-constantly; taru-by a tree; vṛtām-covered; alokate-sees; vartanīm-path; utthāya-having risen; kṣaṇam-for a moment; asanāt-from the seat; punaḥ-again; ahaḥ-O; bhrāntā-perplexed; nisīdati-sitting; asau-she; dvitrāṇi-two or three; etya-having walked; padāni-steps; vīkṣya-having seen; lalitām-Laitā; bhūyaḥ-exceedingly; parāvartate-turns around; paśya-just see; agre-in front; tava-your; saṅgama-for the association; utsukatayā-with eagerness; rādhā-Rādhā; pariklāmyati-has become exhausted.
  
  Viśākhā: (approaching) Lowering Her head, She constantly looks at the path surrounded by trees. Ah! One moment She rises from Her seat, and the next moment, upset and perplexed, She sits down again. Taking two or three steps, but seeing Lalitā, She turns back. Look! Rādhā, longing to meet You, has become exhausted!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  vadana-dīpti-vidhūta-vidhūdayā
   kumuda-dhāma-dhurā-madhura-smitā
  nakha-jitoḍur iyaṁ harinekṣaṇā
   tṛṇayati kṣaṇadā-mukha-mādhurīm
  
   vadana-of the face; dīpti-splendor; vidhūta-destroyed; vidhu-of the moon; udayā-the rising; kumuda-of red lotus flowers; dhāma-of the abode; dhurā-multitudes; madhura-charming and sweet; smitā-smile; nakha-by her nails; jita-conquered; uḍuḥ-the stars; iyam-She; hariṇa-as beautiful as those of a deer; ikṣaṇā-eyes; tṛṇayati-considers as insignificant as a blade of grass; kṣaṇadā-mukha-sunset; mādhurīm-the charm.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: The luster of Her face eclipsing the rising moon, Her smile sweet like a multitude of red lotuses, and Her nails defeating the stars, this doe-eyed girl makes the beauty of the sunset as insignificant as a blade of grass!
  
   rādhikā: (sakātaryam. sanskṛtena)
  dṛg-bhaṅgīnāṁ kim u parimalaiḥ preyasībhir niruddhaḥ
   kiṁ vā svairī mayi vihitavān uddhatāyām upekṣām
  hā cāndrībhir dyutibhir abhito grasyamāṇe "pi loke
   prāpto nāyaṁ yadi ha latikā-mandire nanda-sūnuḥ
  
   sa-with; kātaryam-dejection; saṇskṛtena-in Sanskrit; dṛk-of the eyes; bhaṅgīnām-of sidelong glances; kim u-why indeed; parimalaiḥ-by the fragrance; preyasībhiḥ-by the beloved gopīs; niruddhaḥ-restrained; kim vā-and why?; svairī-independent; mayi-towards me; vihitavān-performed; uddhata-arrogant; ayam-this; upekṣām-rejection; hā-O; cāndrībhiḥ-of the moon; dyutibhiḥ-by the shining; abhitaḥ-completely; grasyamāṇe-being swallowed; api-although; loke-the universe; prāptaḥ-attained; na-not; ayam-this; yadi-if; ha-O; latikā-of creepers; mandire-in the cottage; nanda-of Nanda Maharājā; sūnuḥ-the son (Kṛṣṇa),
  
  Rādhikā: (with despair) Perhaps the other girls stopped Him with the fragrance of their sidelong glances? Or, being independent, does He neglect Me, thinking I am arrogant? Ah! Although the whole world is swallowed by splendid moonlight, Nanda-nandana has not come to this bower of flowering vines!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (puro "nusṛtya). aho, sādhīyan prasādaḥ paurṇamāsyāḥ, yad iyam āmodayati kaumudī.
   rādhikā: (camatkṛtim abhinīya. svagatam). huṁ, etti-a bhā-a-dhe-āṇaṁ bhā-aṇaṁ saṁvutto esa jaṇo. (iti vaivaśyam ālambate).
  
   puraḥ-the presence; anusṛtya-having approached; ahaḥ-O; sādhīyān-in a higher degree; prasādaḥ-mercy; paurṇamāsyāḥ-of the full moon; yat-because; iyam-this; āmodayati-delighting; kaumudī-moonlight; camatkṛtim-wonder; abhinīya-attaining; svagatam-aside; hum-O; etti-a-of this extent; bhā-a-good fortune; dhe-ānam-of meditation; bhā-aṇam-become visible; saṁvuttaḥ-imagination; esa-this; jaṇaḥ-person; iti-thus; vaivaśyam-loss of composure; ālambate-attains.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (approaches Rādhā) Aho! It is Paurṇamāsī"s great mercy that I see this delightful girl, who is like a night lotus!
  
  Rādhikā: (full of wonder, She says to Herself) Ah! By good fortune, My auspicious meditation completed successfully, and this youth appeared in front of Me! (She loses control.)
  
   viśākhā: (saṇskṛtena)
  aho dhanyā gopyaḥ kalita-nava-narmoktibhir alaṁ
   vilāsair ānandaṁ dadhati madhurair yā madhubhidaḥ
  dhig astu svaṁ bhāgyaṁmama yad iha rādhā priya-sakhī
   puras tasmin prāpte nibiḍa-jaḍimāṅgī viluṭhati
  
   saṇskṛtena-in Sanskrit; ahaḥ-O; dhanyaḥ-fortunate; gopyaḥ-gopīs; kalita-spoken; nava-novel; narma-joking; uktibhiḥ-with words; alam-enough; vilāsaiḥ-with pastimes; ānandam-bliss; dadhati-places; madhuraiḥ-charming; yā-who; madhu-of the Madhu; bhidaḥ-of the killer; dhik-fie; astu-may be; svam-own; bhāgyam-destiny; mama-my; yat-which; iha-here; rādhā-Rādhā; priya-dear; sakhī-friend; puraḥ-in the presence; tasmin-His; prāpte-attained; nibiḍa-intense; jaḍima-the state of being stunned; aṅgī-body; viluṭhati-confused.
  
  Viśākhā: Ah! What a misfortune! Although the fortunate gopīs delight Kṛṣṇa, whose sweetness defeats honey, with fresh jokes and sweet pastimes, my dear sakhi Rādhā, seeing Him, became so agitated that She could not even move!
  
   lalitā: a-i lajjālu-e rāhi-e, aggado eso de māṇasa-haṁsa-haro ṇā-aro. tā mā kkhu sajjhaseṇa vimhalā hohi. jaṁ pagabhadā jeva ajja kajja-sāhiṇī.
  
   a-i-O; lajjālu-e-shy; rāhi-e-O Rādhā; aggadaḥ-before; esaḥ-He; de-of you; māṇasa-of the mind; haṁsa-the swan; harah-enchanting; ṇa-araḥ-handsome young man; tā-therefore; mā-don"t; kkhu-indeed; sajjhaseṇa-with fear; vimhalā-agitated; hohi-become; jam-because; pagabbhadā-courage; jeva-indeed; ajja-at this moment; kajja-sāhinī-will fulfill your desires.
  
  Lalitā: O shy Rādhā, the amorous hero who captivated the swan of Your mind now stands before You. Don"t be paralyzed by fear. Now boldness will fulfill Your desires!
  
   (iti rādhikām balād ivākṛṣya kṛṣṇāntikam āsādya ca. sanskṛtena).
  vidūrād ālokya prabalatara-tṛṣṇā-taralitaḥ
   sakhī-ceto-haṁsas tava vadana-padme nipatitaḥ
  bhramad-bhrū-pāśābhyāṁ kitava tam abadhnād iha bhavān
   kim asmāsu nyāyyā vyavasitir iyaṁ te visadṛśī
  
   iti-thus; ṛadhikām-Rādhā; balāt-forcibly; iva-as it were; akṛṣya-dragging; kṛṣṇa-of Kṛṣṇa; antikam-to the vicinity; āsādya-attaining; ca-and; saṇskṛtena-in Sanskrit; vidūrat-from a great distance; ālokya-having seen; prabala-tara-very strong; tṛṣṇā-thirst; taralitaḥ-trembling; sakhī-of the friend; cetaḥ-of the mind; haṁsaḥ-swan; tava-your; vadana-of the face; padme-in the lotus flower; nipatitaḥ-fallen; bhramat-moving; bhrū-of the eyebrows; pāsābhyām-by the two nets; kitava-O cheat; tam-that; abadhnāt-bound; iha-here; bhavān-You; kim-whether?; asmāsu-towards us; nyāyyā-method; vyavasitiḥ-resolution; iyam-this; te-your; visadṛśī-contrary.
  
  (Dragging Rādhikā, as if by force, to Kṛṣṇa, she says) Seeing You from afar, the swan of my sakhi"s mind, trembling with intense thirst, fell into the lotus flower of Your face and became trapped in the net of Your moving eyebrows. O cheater, why are You acting so unfairly?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā) lalite, mad-vidhā nābalārtha-hāriṇo bhavanti.
   viśākhā: dhammi-a, saccaṁ saccam. bhaddakāli-tīttha-kalambo jjeva atta pamāṇam.
  
   smitvā-smiling; lalite-O Lalitā; mat-vidhā-like me; na-not; abala-of the women; artha-wealth; hariṇaḥ-stealing away; bhavanti-are; dhammi-a-O pious boy; saccam saccam-this is true, this is true; bhaddakāli-Bhadrakali; tīttha-at the holy place; kalambaḥ-kadamba tree; jjeva-certainly; atta-here; pamānam-authority or witness.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling) Lalitā, persons like Me do not steal wealth from women!
  
  Viśākhā: O pious boy, it's true, it's true. The kadamba tree at Bhadrakāli-tīrtha is a witness to this!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhi lalite, mad-visuddhau kathaṁ vaḥ pratītiḥ.
   lalitā: cha-illa-parikkhā-vihāṇeṇa.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: vāme, kāmaṁ kathyatāṁ parīkṣa. mama bhrājiṣṇur ayaṁ kīrti-śubhrāṁśur na mṛṣā kalaṅkī-kartuṁ śakyate.
  
   sakhi-O friend; lalite-O Lalitā; mat-My; viṣuddhau-in the absolute purity; katham-how is it?; vaḥ-of you; pratītiḥ-trust; cha-illa-expert; parikkhā-trial; vihāṇeṇa-by performance; vāme-O contrary girl; kāmam-as you wish; kathyatām-may be spoken; parīkṣa-trial; mama-My; bhrājiśṇuh-brilliant; ayam-this; kīrti-of the good reputation; śubhra-spotless; aṁsuḥ-beam of light; na-not; mṛṣā-falsely; kalaṅkī-kartum-to be stained with disgrace; śakyate-is able.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Sakhi, what will make you think I am absolutely pure?
  
  Lalitā: We will test You.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O crooked girl, what kind of test is this? It is impossible to falsely tarnish My impeccable reputation!
  
   lalitā: (sanskṛtena)
  tvam unnaddhe rādhā-stana-kanaka-kumbhāntara-milat-
   tanūjālī-kāloraga-yuvati-mūrdha-praṇayiṇi
  yadi kṣobhonmuktaḥ kalayasi karaṁ nāyaka-maṇau
   tatas te dhvastāṅkaḥ pracarati yaśo-maṇḍala-śaśī
  
  sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; tvam-you; unnadhe-raised; rādhā-of Rādhā; stana-of the breasts; kanaka-golden; kumbha-pots; antara-within; milat-meeting; tanū-ja-produced from the body; ali-multitude; kāla-black; uraga-serpent; yuvati-young girl; mūrdha-head; praṇayini-intimate; yadi-if; kṣobha-from agitation; unmuktaḥ-free; kalayasi-You place; karam-hand; nāyaka-maṇau-on the most prominent jewel; tataḥ-then; te-Your; dhvasta-aṅkaḥ-free from any; pracarati-is manifest; yaśaḥ-of the honor; maṇḍala-round; śaśī-moon.
  
  Lalitā: A young, black female snake, that is the line of dark hairs, rises between Rādhā"s golden waterpot-like breasts. If You can place Your hand on the crest jewel of that tender snake"s head and remain undisturbed, then the moon of Your good reputation will shine without any touch of disgrace.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (kṛtrimaṁ trāsam abhinīya). hanta niṣṭhure, nāmnaiva lalitāsi. yad alpīyasi tāvad-arthe garīyasīṁ sarpa-ghaṭākhyaṁ parīkṣām-upakṣipasi.
  
   kṛtrimam-artificial; trāsam-fear; abhinīya-having brought; hanta-O; niṣṭhure-cruel girl; nāmna-by name; eva-indeed; lalitā-Lalitā (playful); asi-you are; yat-because; alpīyasi-in something very insignificant; tāvat-arthe-on that account; garīyasīm-very severe; sarpa-containing a serpent; ghaṭa-pitcher; akhyām-known; parīkṣam-trial-ordeal; upakṣipasi-you prescribe.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (pretending to be scared) O cruel girl, you are called Lalitā, which means playful and charming, but for a very insignificant fault you propose a severe test of touching a snake in a pot!
  
   rādhikā: (sapraṇayerṣyam). lalide, ciṭṭha ciṭṭha. (iti sa-bhrū-bhaṅgam avalokyate).
   lalitā: visāhe ṇaṭṭha-ghaṇuddesa-kāriṇīṁ maṁ kīsa tajjati rāhi-ā.
   viśākhā: lalide imā-e hi-a-aṭṭhidaṁ ā-ūdaṁ ma-e jāṇī-adi.
   lalitā: taṁ kadhe-i. suṇissam.
  
   sa-with; praṇaya-affection; irṣyam-malice; lalide-O Lalitā; ciṭṭha ciṭṭha-stay, stay; iti-thus; sa-with; bhrū-of the eyebrows; bhaṅgam-knitting; avalokate-glances; viśahe-O Viśākhā; ṇaṭṭha-destroyed; ghaṇ-cloud; uddesa-a motive; kārinīm-performer; mam-me; kīsa-why?; tajjati-critizes; rāhi-a-Rādhā; lalide-Lalitā; imā-e-of her; hi-a-a-in the heart; ṭṭhidam-situated; a-ūdam-desire; ma-e-by me; jāṇī-adi-is undertood; tam-that; kadhe-i-please relate; suṇissam-I shall listen.
  
  Rādhikā: (with affectionate anger) Lalitā, stop, stop! (Knitting her eyebrows, She stares at Lalitā.)
  
  Lalitā: Viśākhā, I want to destroy the hidden motives of this cloud. Why does Rādhā rebuke me?
  
  Viśākhā: Lalitā, I know the desire hidden in Her heart.
  
  Lalitā: Tell it, and I will listen.
  
   viśākhā: (sanskṛtena āśritya)
  spṛśantam yo meghān agham anagha-karmā tam avadhī-
   dviṣa-jvālā-jālonmada-mada-mayat-kāliyam ahim
  akārṣīd gopendra-druham ajagaram divya-puruṣaṁ
   bhujaṅgācāryo "smin kim iva ghaṭate yan naga-ghaṭaḥ
  
   sankṛtena-speaking in Sanskrit; spṛśantam-touching; meghān-clouds; agham-Aghasura; anagha-pure, and never to be frustrated; karmā-deeds; tam-him; avadhī-dviṣa-envious; jvālā-jāla-with a liquid fire (poison); unmada-intoxicated; mada-pride; mayat-moving; kāliyam-Kalya; ahim-serpent; akārṣīt-did; gopa-of the cowherd men; indra-the king (Nanda); druham-harming; ajagaram-snake; divya-celestial; puruṣam-person; bhujaṅga-of serpents (or of handsome young men); ācāryaḥ-teacher; asmin-to Him; kim-how is it possible?; iva-as it were; ghaṭate-to be affective; yat-which; naga-ghaṭah-the trial where the accused touches a snake.
  
  Viśākhā: Kṛṣṇa easily killed Aghāsura, a snake so huge that it touched the clouds. He also defeated the arrogant Kāliya snake, intoxicated with the poison of pride. The snake that attacked king Nanda He turned into a demigod. Kṛṣṇa must be the guru of the snakes. What is your test of a snake in a pot to Him?
  
   lalitā: (vihasya) halā radhe, appaṇo pari-ara-rūva-e ṇa jāṇāsi māhappaṁ imā-e, pekkha. tah hi.
  
   vihasya-laughing; halā-O friend; rādhe-Rādhā; appaṇaḥ-of the self; pari-ara-of a body-guard; rūvā e na-who has the form; ṇa-not; jāṇāsi-you understand; māhappam-glory; imā-e-of her; pekkha-just see; taha hi-therefore it is said.
  
  Lalitā: (laughs) O Rādhā, You do not know the glory of this snake, Your protector! Look!
  
  avi garuḍassa sihā-maṇim uraga-vahū-gavva-hāri-virudassa
   pahava-i sahi moheduṁ tuha ṇa-a-romā-alī-bhu-agī
  
   avi-even; garuḍassa-of Garuda; sihā-manim-crest jewel; uraga-of the serpents; vāhu-of the wives; gavva-pride; hāri-removing; virudassa-whose call; pahava-i-is able; sahi-O friend; mohedum-to stunn; tuha-your; ṇa-a-new; romā-alī-line of hairs; bhu-agī-female serpent.
  
  Sakhi, the snake of Your line of hairs has the power to bewilder even the crest jewel on the head of Garuḍa, the bird whose cry take away the pride of the snakes' wives!
  
   rādhikā: (sa-praṇaya-roṣam) a-i dhiṭṭhe lalide, ettha āṇavi-a maṁ viḍambesi. tā gadu-a buḍḍhi-āṇaṁ go-īṇaṁ viṇnavissam (iti gantum icchati).
   lalitā: a-i muddhe. ṇaṁ sāhuṁ coraṁ vā jāṇi-a jāhi. (iti paṭāñcalam ādadāti).
  
   sa-with; praṇaya-affection; roṣam-anger; a-i-O; dhiṭṭhe-audacious; lalide-O Lalitā; ettha-here; āṇavi-a-having brought; mam-me; viḍambesi-you are mocking; tā-that; gudu-a-having gone; buḍḍhi-ānam-elderly; go-īṇam-of the gopīs; viṇnassam-I shall inform; iti-thus; gantum-to go; icchati-desires; a-i-O; muddhe-bewildered girl; ṇam-this; sāhum-honest; coram-thief; vā-or; jāṇi-a-having known; jāhi-you go; iti-thus; paṭa-of the garment; añcalam-the corner; ādadāti-takes.
  
  Rādhikā: (with affectionate anger) Ayi! O arrogant Lalitā, first you bring Me here, and then you mock Me! I will go to Vṛndāvana and tell the elderly gopīs about your behavior! (She wants to leave.)
  
  Lalitā: O bewildered girl, first determine whether He is a saint or a thief, and then go. (She grabs Rādhā by the edge of Her garment.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: caṇḍi lalite, yad yato durāgrahān na viśrāntāsi, tataḥ karavāṇi. (iti rādhām anusarpati).
   lalitā: (vilokya) cha-illa, ciṭṭha ciṭṭha. viṇṇadam viṇṇadam.
  
   caṇḍi-cruel; lalite-O Lalita; yat-which; yataḥ-because; durāgrahāt-obstinacy; na-not; viśranta-stopped; asi-you are; tataḥ-therefore; karavāni-I should undergo; parīkṣam-the trial-by-ordeal; iti-thus; rādhām-Rādhā; anusarpati-approaches; vilokya-observing; cha-illa-O clever one; ciṭṭha ciṭṭha-stop, stop; viṇṇadam viṇṇadam-it is understood, it is understood.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O cruel Lalitā, because you do not give up your stubbornness, I accept this test. (He approaches Rādhā).
  
  Lalitā: (observing Kṛṣṇa) O clever one, stop, stop! Now I understood, now I understood.
  
   (iti sanskṛtena)
  prārabdhe purataḥ parīkṣaṇa-vidhau trāsānuviddhasya te
   khinno "yaṁ kara-pallavas tara-latāṁ kampodgamaiḥ puṣpayati
  romāñcaṁ śikhi-piccha-cūḍa-nibiḍaṁ mūrtiś ca dhatte tato
   jñātas tvaṁ nanu paśyato hara-purī-sāmrājya-dhaureyakaḥ
  
   iti-thus; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; prārabdhe-in the previous activity; purataḥ-previosly; parīkṣaṇa-of trial; vidhau-in the activity; trāsa-fear; anuviddhasya-pierced; te-of You; khinnaḥ-distressed; ayam-this; kara-of trembling; pallava-twig; kam-a-of shaking; udgamaiḥ-rising; puṣpayati-flowering; romāñcaṁ-thrill of the hair; śikhi-peacock; piccha-feather; cūḍa-crest; nibiḍam-thick; mūrtiḥ-form; ca-and; dhatte-assumes; tato-then; paśyataḥ-before the eyes; hara-stealing; purī-of the city; sāmrājya-dominion; dhaureyakaḥ-being foremost.
  
  At the beginning of this test, You were so frightened that the twig of Your hand began to tremble and bloom with hairs standing on end, and the peacock feathers in Your crown stood up. Seeing this, I understand that You are certainly the prominent king of the city of thieves!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (saṅkucan namrī-bhūya). hanta, dhī-gauravaṁ gaurīṇaṁ yad aham eva caurī-kṛto "smi.
   lalitā: cha-illa, diṭṭhi-a appaṇo muheṇa aṅgīkidam.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhi, sauhṛdenopadiśyatāṁ me śreyasaḥ panthāḥ.
  
   sankucan-shrinking; namrī-bowing His head; hanta-O; dhi-of the intelligence; gauravam-the significance; gaurīṇam-of the fair complexioned gopīs; yat-because; aham-I; eva-indeed; caurī-kṛtaḥ asmi-I am a thief; cha-illa-O clever boy; diṭṭhi-a-by good fortune; appaṇaḥ-of the self; muhena-by the mouth; aṅgī-kidam-accepted; sakhi-O friend; sauhṛdena-by friendship; upadiśyatām-may be instructed; me-My; śreyasaḥ-best; panthāḥ-path; yena-by which; aham-I; aparādhī-of being an offender; bhavam-the state; na-not; vrajāmi-I attain.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (confused, He bows His head) Ah, the great intelligence of these fair-complexioned gopīs proves that I am a thief!
  
  Lalitā: O clever boy, You admit it with Your own mouth.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Sakhi, out of friendship, please show Me the best way to get rid of My offenses!
  
   lalitā: (sanskṛtena āśritya).
  gatānāṁ rādhāyāḥ stana-giri-taṭe yogam abhito
   vivikte muktānāṁ tvam iha taralī-bhūya tarasā
  viśuddhānāṁ madhye praviśa saraṇārthī sahṛdayā
   bhajante sād-guṇyād api pṛthula-doṣaṁ hi puruṣam
  
   sanskṛtena aśritya-speaking in Sanskrit; gatānām-gone; rādhāyaḥ-of success (or of Rādhā); stana-of the breasts; giri-of the mountains; taṭe-on the slope; yogam-yoga (or meeting); abhitaḥ-towards; vivikte-in solitude; muktānām-of the liberated souls (or of the pearls); tvam-You; iha-here; taralī-bhūya-having trembled (or having become the central gem of a necklace); tarasā-quickly; viśuddhānām-of the pure; madhye-in the midst; praviśa-please enter; sarana-for shelter; arthi-begging; sahrdayaḥ-sincerely; bhajante-worship (or accept); sād-guṇyāt-because of saintly qualities (or the best thread); api-even; pṛthula-great (or broad); doṣam-faults (or arm); hi-certainly; puruṣam-person.
  
  Lalitā: To do this, You should quickly approach the pure liberated souls who practice yoga in a secluded place on the slope of the mountain of success. Then, trembling, You should sincerely beg them for shelter and serve them with all Your heart, whether You are the most sinful or full of virtues.
  
  Or: You should become the central jewel of the pearl-necklace decorating the solitary slopes of Rādhā"s mountain-like breasts. Those pure pearls, strung on the best thread and situated of Her chest, will certainly accept the person who has broad arms.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhi sādhūpadiṣṭaṁ tvayā. (iti sānandam upasṛtya pānau rādhāṁ dadhāti).
   rādhikā: (sagadgadam) sundara, ajuttaṁ tujjha edam. (iti paṇim ācchidya śākhinām tirodadhāti).
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (rādhām aprekṣya. saśaṅkam). hanta sakhyau, kva vāṁ priya-sakhī.
  
   sakhi-O friend; sādhu-well; upadiṣṭam-instructed; tvayā-by you; iti-thus; sa-with; anandam-bliss; upasṛtya-approaching; pāṇau-the two hands; rādhām-Rādhā; dadhāti-places; sa-with; gadgadam-words choked up; sundara-O beautiful boy; ajuttam-improper; tujjha-Your; edam-this; iti-thus; paṇim-the hand; ācchidya-removing; śākhinām-of the trees; tirodadhāti-hides; rādhām-Rādhā; aprekṣya-observing; sa-with; śaṅkam-alarm; hanta-O; sakhyau-friends; kva-where?; vām-your; priya-dear; sakhī-friend.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Sakhi, you explained everything very well. (He blissfully approaches Rādhā, and places His hand upon Her).
  
  Rādhikā: (with a choked voice). O handsome one, this is not proper! (Rādhā removes Kṛṣṇa"s hand and then disappears among the trees.)
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (not seeing Rādhā, He becomes anxious) Ah! Lalitā, Viśākhā, where did your dear sakhi go?
  
   ubhe: mohaṇa, ṇirūvi-a bhaṇissamha. (iti śākhi-prṣṭham āsādya). halā rāhi. ṇamma-sīlaṁ kanḥaṁ parihasiduṁ laddho osaro. tā kkhaṇaṁ sāvahitthā ho-i.
  
   ubhe-both; mohana-O charming boy; ṇirūvi-a-having discovered; bhaṇissamha-we shall relate; iti-thus; śākhi-of the friend; rāhi-O Rādhā; ṇamma-joking; śīlam-nature; kaṇham-Kṛṣṇa; parihasidum-to make a joke; laddhaḥ-attained; osaraḥ-opportunity; tā-that; kkhaṇam-moment; sāvahitthā-with pretense; ho-i-please become.
  
  Lalitā and Viśākhā: O charming one, when we find Her, we will tell You. (They approach Rādhā from behind) Sakhi Rādhā, now there is an opportunity to tease this joker Kṛṣṇa. Hide Your emotions for a moment.
  
   rādhikā: (savyājaṁ bhruvau vibhujya). lalide, parihasiduṁ ti kiṁ bhaṇāsi. jaṁ īrisaṁ sāhasaṁ ṇa kkhu mādisī-e juttam. tā patthidamhi.
  
   sa-with; vyājam-with pretension; bhruvau-eyebrow; vibhujya-bending; lalide-O Lalitā; parihasidum-to joke; ti-thus; kim-how?; bhaṇāsi-you speak; jam-which; īrisam-like this; sāhanam-bold; ṇa-not; kkhu-indeed; mādisī-e-by one like me; juttam-proper; tā-that; patthidamhi-I"m ready.
  
  Rādhikā: (frowning with displeasure) Lalitā, why do you tell Me to joke with Him? It's too bold for Me... I will try.
  
   lalitā: (kṛṣṇam abhyupetya). candāṇaṇa. amha-pi-a-sahī kiṁ vi viṇṇavidu-kāmāvi bhā-edi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhi, na khalv atra vaśa-vartini jane bhītir avakāśaṁ labhate. tan nikāmam ājñāpayatu.
  
   kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; abhyupetya-approaching; canḍāṇaṇa-O moon-faced boy; amha-our; pi-a-dear; sahī-friend; kim vi-something; viṇṇavidu-to say; kāmāvi-although she desires; bhā-edi-she is afraid; sakhi-O friend; na-not; khalu-indeed; atra-here; vaśa-vartini-submissive and obedient; jane-towards a person; bhītiḥ-fear; avakāsām-opportunity; labhate-attain; tat-that; nikāmam-according to desire; ājñāpayatu-may she command.
  
  Lalitā: (approaches Kṛṣṇa) O moon-faced one, although She yearns to speak with You, our dear sakhi is afraid.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Sakhi, there is no need to be afraid of a submissive person. She may order Me as She likes.
  
   lalitā: (sanskṛtam āśritya).
  cetas tāmyati me bhayormibhir alaṁ pāṇi-dvayaṁ kampate
   kaṇṭhaḥ sajjati hanta ghūrṇati śiraḥ svidyanti gātrāṇy api
  goṣṭhākhaṇḍala caṇḍa-sāhasa-vidhau tenāsmi nāhaṁ kṣamā
   yad dūrād abhisārito niśi bhavān etan mama kṣāmyatu
  
   cetaḥ-mind; tāmyati-is perplexed; me-my; bhaya-of fear; urmibhiḥ-with waves; alam-greatly; pāṇi-hands; dvayam-two; kampate-tremble; kaṇṭhaḥ-throat; sajjati-is choked up; hanta-O; ghūrṇati-spins; śirah-head; svidyanti-perspire; gātrāṇi-limbs; api-even; goṣṭhā-of the land of cows (Vraja); akhaṇḍala-O monarch; caṇḍa-cruel; sāhasa-reckless; vidhau-deed; tena-by that; asmi-I am; na-not; aham-I; kṣamā-able; yat-which; dūrāt-from a great distance; abhisāritaḥ-who has arrived at the place of rendesvouz; niśi-at night; bhavān-You; etat-that; mama-of me; kṣāmyatu-may forgive.
  
  Lalitā: My mind is tossed by waves of fear, and my hands are trembling. My throat is choked, my head is spinning, and my limbs perspire. O Indra of the pasture land, I have no power to do cruel deeds! You have come to this rendezvous at night from far away. Please forgive me.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam) na jāne narmato dharmato vāyaṁ girāṁ garimā.
   rādhikā: (kiñcid āvirbhūya). sahi tūṇṇaṁ patthāvehi ṇam. jāva kovi ṇa pekkhadi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sakhedam ātmagatam) capala-premaṇo hi bālā-ramaṇyah. tat kim ivāsaṁbhāvyaṁ nāma.
  
   svagatam-aside; na-not; jāne-I understand; narmataḥ-from joking; dharmataḥ-from religious principles; va-or; ayam-this; girām-of the words; garimā-significance; kincit-somewhat; āvirbhūya-becoming visible; sahi-O friend; tūṇṇam-quickly; patthāvehi-please send away; nam-Him; jāva-to which extent; kovi-someone; na-not; pekkhadi-sees; sa-with; khedam-unhappiness; ātmagatam-aside; capala-flickering; premaṇaḥ-love; hi-indeed; bālā-ramaṇyaḥ-young girls; tat-that; kim-what?; ivā-like; asaṁbhāvyam-impossible; nāma-certainly.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (aside) She speaks so seriously. I don"t know whether she is joking or following dharma.
  
  Rādhikā: (becoming partly visible) Sakhi, quickly send Him away! No one should see Me.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (unhappily says to Himself) Beautiful young girls are very fickle in love. What is not possible for them?
  
   (prakāśam).
  tvayāhūtaḥ pārśve praṇaya-nikurambeṇa rabhasād
   asiddhārtho rādhe bhavitum iha yuktaḥ katham aham
  śriyākṛṣṭaḥ kṛṣṇāyasa-maṇir ayas-kānta-śilayā
   sphuṭaṁ tām aspṛṣtvā bhajati kim adūre sthagitatām
  
   prakāśam-openly; tvaya-by you; ahūtaḥ-called; pārśve-nearby; praṇaya-love; nikurambeṇa-with an abundance; rabhasāt-with great zeal; asiddha-not completed; arthaḥ-goal; rādhe-O Rādhā; bhavitum-to be; iha-here; yuktaḥ-proper; katham-how is it? aham-I; sriya-by the opulence; akṛṣṭaḥ-attracted; kṛṣṇāyasa-maṇiḥ-iron; ayas-kānta-of the magnet; śilayā-by the stone; sphuṭam-clearly; tām-her; aspṛṣṭvā-not touching; bhajati-attains; kim-why?; adūre-not far away; sthagitatām-the state of being concealed.
  
  (Openly) With great love You called Me to this rendezvous and I quickly came. O Rādhā, is it right now to leave My desires unfulfilled? As iron is drawn to a magnet, so I am drawn to Your beauty. I did not even touch You. Why did You run away and hide?
  
   lalitā: go-ulāṇanda, rāhi-aṁ kīsa uvālahesi. ṇaṁ dhamma-hada-aṁ cce-a uvālaha, jo kkhu hadāso doṇaṁ ṇibbhrarāṇurattāṇaṁ antare paḍibandhī-hodi.
  
   go-ulāṇanda-O bliss of Gokula; rāhi-am-Rādhā; kīsa-why?; uvālahesi-do you criticise; ṇam-indeed; dhamma-of religion; hada-am-wretched; cce-a-indeed; uvālaha-You should criticise; jaḥ-which; kkhu-indeed; hadāsaḥ-foolishly; doṇam-of the two; ṇibhaḥ-greatly; anurattanam-affectionate; antare-within; paḍibandhī hodi-become an obstacle.
  
   Lalitā: O bliss of Gokula, why do You blame Rādhā? You should blame the cursed dharma, which foolishly creates obstacles for those who are deeply in love!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: paśya paśya.
  sakhi nirbharam anuraktāḥ
   praṇayinam anuyānti dharmam api hitvā
  iyam ati-rāgā prācī
   cumbati vidhum indra-nāthāpi
  
   paśya paśya-look, look; sakhi-O friend; nirbharam-deeply; anuraktāḥ-affectionate; praṇayinam-to the beloved; anuyānti-goes after; dharmam-morality; api-even; hitvā-having abandoned; iyam-this; ati-rāgā-reddish (or great love); prācī-the eastern direction; cumbati-kisses; vidhum-the moon (also a name of Lord Viṣṇu); indra-nātha- belonging to Indra; api-although.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O sakhi, look, look! Passionately in love, and always following his beloved leaving behind even the rules of dharma, the moon is now kissing the reddish eastern direction, even though she is the wife of Indra!
  
   lalitā: tumhāṇaṁ uttara-pa-uttare ko ṇāma pahavadi. tā ido vijayentu sāmi-pādā.
   rādhikā: (sākūtam anusṛtya). lalide, appaṇo muheṇa kiṁvi viṇṇavi-a ṇaṁ nivaṭṭhāva-issam.
  
   tumhānam-your; uttara-pa-uttare-excellent answer; kaḥ-what; ṇāma-indeed; pahavadi-is possible; tā-therefore; idaḥ-from this; vijayentu-be victorious; sāmi-of the master; pādā-feet; sā-with; akūtam-intention; anusṛtya-approaching; lalide-O Lalitā; appanaḥ-own; muheṇa-by the mouth; kiṁvi-something; viṇṇavi-a-having informed; ṇam-Him; nivaṭṭhāva-issam-to be detained.
  
  Lalitā: Is it possible that You don't give a perfect reply to any statement? May the feet of svāmi be victorious!
  
  Rādhikā: (deliberately approaching Lalitā) Lalitā, I want to tell something that will restrain His passionate eagerness.
  
   (iti lalitām avekṣya. sanskṛtena).
  samantān me kīrtir mukharita-satī-maṇḍala-mukhā
   kalaṅkenonmuktaṁ kulam avikala-śrīr api patiḥ
  calac-cillī-līlā-jita-madana-dhanvoddhatir ayaṁ
   tad asminn ārambhe hṛdayam aphalaṁ viklavayati
  
   iti-thus; lalitām-Lalitā; avekṣya-glancing; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; samantāt-all around; me-my; kīrtiḥ-glory; mukharita-resounding; satī-of the chaste girls; maṇḍala-of the community; mukhā-mouths; kalaṅkena-of any taint; unmuktam-free; kulam-family; avikala-entire; śrīḥ-beauty and opulence; api-also; patiḥ-master; calat-moving; cillī-of the eyebrows (compared to creepers); lila-by the pastimes; jita-conquered; madana-Kāmadeva; dhanva-of the bow; uddhatiḥ-the pride (or stretched); ayam-this; tat-that; asmin-in this; ārambhe-attempts; hṛdayam-heart; aphalam-fruitless; viklavayati-affliction.
  
  (Glances at Lalitā) All chaste girls praise My virtues. My family"s reputation is impeccable. My husband is endowed with incomparable wealth. Therefore, the attempts of Your restless and playful creeper-like eyebrows, which defeat the pride of Kāmadeva"s stretched bow, to agitate My heart are fruitless.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (rādhām nirūpya. socchvasam ātmagatam).
  dhāvantyāḥ śruti-śaṣkulī-parisaram saṅgād apāṅgād apāṅga-śriyo
   dhatte hīraka-kuṇḍalaṁ marakatottaṁsa-dyutiṁ subhruvaḥ
  vāg-antaḥ smita-bhāg vibhāti tad idaṁ sāṅke sakhī-śikṣayā
   vaimukhyaṁ kila kṛtrimaṁ vilasati klāntiṁ mano mā sma gāḥ
  
   rādhām-Rādhā; nirūpya-observing; sa-with; ucchvasam-a sigh; ātmagatam-aside; dhāvantyāḥ-moving; śruti-of the ears; śaskulī-the opening; parisaram-near; saṅgāt-from contact; apāṅga-of sidelong-glances; apāṅga-of Kāmadeva; śriyaḥ-of the beauty; dhatte-places; hīraka-diamond; kuṇḍalam-earring; marakata-sapphire (because of the blue eyes); uttaṁsa-ornament; dyutim-luster; subhruvaḥ-of she who has beautiful eyebrows; vāk-words; antaḥ-within; smita-smile; bhāk-possessing; vibhāti-shines; tat-therefore; idam-this; śaṅke-I suspect; sakhī-of the friend; śikṣayā-by the instruction; vaimukhyam-aversion; kila-indeed; kṛtrimam-artificial; vilasati-is manifested; klāntim-dejection; manah-O mind; mā-don"t; sma-indeed; gāḥ-diving into.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (glancing at Rādhā, He sighs and says to Himself) Because of the association with Her restless sidelong glances that reach the edges of Her ears and arouse amorous feelings in Me, Rādhā"s diamond earrings now shine like sapphires. The words of this girl with beautiful eyebrows reveal Her shining smile. O My heart, don't be unhappy! I think Her indifference to Me is just a pretense caused by Her sakhi"s advice.
  
   lalitā: (kṛṣṇa-mukham ālokya. janāntikam). visāhe, iṅgideṇa lakkhemi. uṇṇīdaṁ imiṇā amhāṇaṁ rahassam.
   viśākhā: adha im.
  
   kṛṣṇa-Kṛṣṇa"s; mukham-face; ālokya-observed; janāntikam-whishpering; visāhe-O Viśākhā; iṅgidena-by the intention; lakkhemi-I am undertood; uṇṇīdam-discovered; imiṇa-by this; amhānam-our; rahassam-secret; adha im-this is certainly true.
  
  Lalitā: (looks at Kṛṣṇa"s face and whispers) Viśākhā, it looks like Kṛṣṇa has revealed our secret.
  
  Viśākhā: Yes, it is so.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sasmitam) lalite, kṛtam atra vañcana-cāturī-prapañcena. na hi latayā prasāritās tantavo gandha-sindhurasya bandhāya prabhavanti.
   viśākhā: sahi rāhe, ṇipphalaṁ vilambasi. jhatti kidatthī-kuṇa appaṇo pi-a-jaṇam.
  
   sa-with; smitam-a smile; lalite-O Lalitā; kṛtam-made; atra-here; vañcana-cheating; cāturī-expert; prapañcena-tricked; na hi-not at all; latayā-creeper; prasāritaḥ-spreaded; tantavaḥ-net; gandha-sindhurasya-of a maddened elephant; bandhāya-for binding; prabhavanti-is able; sahi-O friend; rāhe-O Rādhā; ṇipphalam-fruitless; vilambasi-slowness; jhatti-immediately; kidatthī-kuṇa-please fulfill the desire; appanaḥ-of your own; pi-a-jaṇam-dear friend.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with a smile) O Lalitā, your efforts to trick Me were very skillful, but an intoxicated elephant cannot be tied with creepers!
  
  Viśākhā: Sakhi Rādhā, there is no reason to delay it any longer. Quickly satisfy the desires of Your beloved!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sānurāgam)
  karṇa-dvandvam idaṁ rutair iha kuhū-kaṇṭhasya kuṇṭhī-kṛtaṁ
   sadyaḥ komala-bhāratī-parimalenollāghaya slāghayā
  niḥśaṅkaṁ kila śītalī-kuru parīrambheṇa rambhoru me
   gambhīra-smara-vahni-tāpa-laharī-paṭrāṇi gātrāṇy api
  
   karṇa-of ears; dvandvam-the pair; idam-this; rutaiḥ-with sounds; iha-here; kuhūkaṇṭhasya-of a cuckoo; kuṇṭhī-kṛtam-blunted; sadyaḥ-immediately; komala-gentle; bhāratī-of eloquent words; parimalena-with the fragrance; ullāghaya-plase revive; slāghayā-delightful; niḥśaṅkam-fearlessly; kila-indeed; śītalī-kuru-make cool; parīrambhena-with an embrace; rambhoru-O girl with the beautiful hips; me-My; gambhīra-deep; smara-of love; vahni-of the fires; tāpa-of the heat; laharī-of the waves; pātrāṇi-recipients; gātrāni-limbs; api-also.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with passion) Please quickly revive My ears, deafened by the cuckoos" singing, with the fragrance of Your gentle eloquent words, bringing delight! O girl with the beautiful hips, with Your bold embrace please cool My body now filled with waves of burning fire of deep love!
  
   viśākhā: sundara, esā bhāvadī lajjā rāhi-ā-rūveṇa uttiṇṇa. tā jāva ṇaṁ cādū-bandheṇa saṁmuhī kadu-a samapemha tāva bhavanteṇa somma-sī-ala-vuttiṇā hodavvam.
  
   sundara-O handsome boy; esā-she; bhāvadī-of the demigodess; lajjā-shame; jjevva-certainly; rāhi-ā-of Rādhā; rūveṇa-in the form; uttiṇṇa-has descended; tā-therefore; jāva-as long as; ṇam-Her; cādū-bandheṇa-with words of praise; saṁmuhī-kadu-a-in front of; samappemha-I offer; tāva-for that legnth of time; bhavanteṇa-by You; somma-gentle and sober; sī-ala-calm; vuttiṇā-with a behavior; hodavyam-should be done.
  
  Viśākhā: O handsome one, assuming the form of Rādhā, the goddess of shyness has descended into this world. While I'm trying to satisfy Her with graceful words, You please be gentle and calm!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sādaram)
  ayam atra nisarga-śītalaḥ
   sakhi rādhā-kucayor avasthitim
  nava-kāñcana-kumbhayor ahaṁ
   sphurad indīvara-dāmavad bhaje
  
   sa-with; adaram-reverence; ayam-this; atra-here; nisarga-by nature; śītalaḥ-cool; sakhi-O friend; rādhā-of Rādhā; kucayoḥ-of the breasts; avasthitim-residence; nava-new; kāñcana-gold; kumbhayoḥ-pitchers; aham-I; sphurat-clearly; indīvara-of blue lotus flowers; dāma-a garland; vat-like; bhaje-I attain.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (respectfully) Sakhi, by nature I am very cool. Now I will become a garland of blue lotuses resting on the new golden waterpots of Rādhā"s breasts!
  
   (iti mandaṁ mandaṁ rādhām upasarpati).
   rādhikā: (kincid upasṛtya) sahi visāhe, suṭṭhu bhīdamhi. tā kiṁti mam uvekkhasi.
  
   iti-thus; mandam mandam-very slowly; rādhām-Rādhā; upasarpati-approaches; kincit-slightly; apasṛtya-shrinking; sahi-O friend; visāhe-Viśākhā; suṭṭhu-very; bhidamhi-I am afraid; tā-therefore; kiṁti-why?; mam-to me; uvekkhasi-do you abandon.
  
  (Kṛṣṇa very slowly approaches Rādhā.)
  
  Rādhikā: (stepping back a little) Sakhi Viśākhā, I am very scared! Why do you abandon Me?
  
   lalitā: rāhe, esā visāheti vikkhīdā kadhaṁ tumaṁ pacchādi-a rakkhiduṁ pahavadu, tā rakkhaṇa-kkhamaṁ ṇaṁ vaṇa-māli-aṁ jjeva bhajehi. jaṁ esā a-aḍida-śilī-muhā dīsa-i.
  
   rāhe-O Rādhā; esā-she; visāheti-as Viśākhā; vikkhīdā-celebrated; kadham-how; tumam-you; pacchādi-a-to be obstacle; rakkhidum-to protect; pahavadu-may be able; tā-therefore; rakkhaṇa-protection; kkhamam-kṣamām, be able (or kṣāmām, very weak); ṇam-this or Him; vaṇa-of forest flowers; māli-am-garland; jjeva-surely; bhajehi-please accept; jam-because; esā-this; a-aḍida-attracted; śilīmuhā-bumble-bees (or arrows); dīsa-i-seen.
  
  Lalitā: Rādhā, her name is "Viśākhā". How can she protect You? Pleace accept this garland. I see it is able to give You protection, since it attracts bees.
  
  Or: Please accept this helpless Kṛṣṇa, who is like a garland of blue lotuses, because I see that He is attacked by Kāmadeva's arrows.
  
   rādhika: (sapraṇaya-roṣam) a-i dummuhi lalide, siddhā cce-a tumha maṇorahā, tadhāvi ṇa nivuttāsi.
   viśākhā: halā rāhi, savvāṇaṁ go-ula-jaṇāṇaṁ abha-adāṇa-sattre dīkkhido kaṇho. tā ido kiṁ ti bhā-esi.
  
   sa-with; praṇaya-affection; roṣam-and anger; a-i-O; dummuhi-foul-mouthed; lalide-O Lalitā; siddhā-accomplished; cee-a-surely; tumha-your; maṇorahā-desires; tadhāvi-nevertheless; ṇa-not; nivuttāsi-being stopped; halā-O; rāhi-Rādhā; savvāṇam-to all; go-ula-of Gokula; jaṇāṇam-the residents; abha-adāṇa-for giving fearlessness; sattre-for the Vedic ritual; dīkkhidaḥ-consecratede; kaṇhaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; tā-therefore; idaḥ-from this; kim ti-why indeed?; bhā-esi-are you afraid.
  
  Rādhikā: (with affectionate anger) O foul-mouthed Lalitā! Now your desires are fulfilled, but still you don't stop!
  
  Viśākhā: Rādhā, Kṛṣṇa has initiated a sacrifice to bring fearlessness to all the people of Gokula. Why are You afraid?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sundari rādhe, tvam eva suṣṭhu baliṣthāsi. tataḥ katham mattas tava bhīttiḥ. tathā hi.
  
   sundari-beautiful; rādhe-O Rādhā; tvam-you; eva-certainly; suṣṭhu-clearly; baliṣṭha-strongest; asi-are; tataḥ-therefore; katham-how is it?; mattaḥ-because of Me; tava-your; bhītiḥ-fear; tathā hi-as it is said.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O beautiful Rādhā, You are much stronger. Why are You afraid of Me?
  
  ahīno bhrū-gucchaḥ kutīla-valanair veṣṭayati māṁ
   kharas te netrānto mayi vitanute tāḍana-vidhim
  pralambaḥ keśānto harati haṭha-vṛttyā mama balaṁ
   bhajadbhis tvām etair aham iha jitair asmi vijitaḥ
  
   ahinaḥ-broad (or Kaliya snake); bhrū-of the eyebrows; gucchaḥ-a bush; kuṭila-curved; valanaiḥ-agitated movements; veṣṭayati-surrounds; mām-Me; kharaḥ-sharp (or the demon Dhenuka); te-Your; netra-of the eyes; antaḥ-corner; mayi-in Me; vitanute-extends; tāḍana-hurting; vidhim-the activity; pralambaḥ-long (or the demon Pralamba); keśantaḥ- locks of hair; harati-takes away; haṭha-forcibly; vṛttyā-by the activity; mama-My; balam-strength; bhajadbhiḥ-taking shelter; tvām-You; etaiḥ-by them; aham-I; iha-in this case; jitaiḥ-victorious; asmi-I am; vijitaḥ-conquered.
  
  Your excitedly moving, wide, curved eyebrows surround Me. Your sharp sidelong glances pierce Me. Your locks of hair inevitably take away My power. Although I am very strong, now I am conquered by them and take shelter of You.
  
  Or: The Kāliya snake of Your broad eyebrows surrounds Me. The Dhenuka demon of Your sidelong glances hurts Me. The Pralamba demon of Your hair makes Me powerless. Though I once defeated them, now I am conquered by these enemies who have taken shelter in You.
  
   lalitā: kaṇha, kudo imā-e valiṭṭhattaṇaṁ jaṁ appaṇo dhaṇaṁ tu-atto mo-āviduṁ ṇa samatthā.
  
   kaṇha-O Kṛṣṇa; kudaḥ-how; imā-e-her; valiṭṭhaṇam-superior stregnth; jam-because; appaṇaḥ-of the self; dhaṇam-opulence; tu-attaḥ-from You; mo-āvidum-to take ; ṇa-not; samatthā-is able.
  
  Lalitā: O Kṛṣṇa, can anyone be strong enough to deprive You of Your glories?
  
   viśākhā: (sanskṛtena)
  vidhatte kaṁsāriḥ sakhi paramahaṁsāliṣu ratiṁ
   manohaṁsendraṁ te katham api na nirmokṣyati tataḥ
  badhānāmuṁ sadyas tvam api bhuja-vallī-vilasitaiḥ
   śathe kaḥ kṣemārthī sumukhi nahi śāṭhyaṁ ghaṭayati
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; vidhatte-accepts in special way; kaṁsa-of Kaṁsa; ariḥ-the enemy (Kṛṣṇa); sakhi-O friend; paramahaṁsa-of pure devotees; aliṣu-towards the multitudes; ratim-love; manaḥ-of the mind; haṁsa-os swans; indram-to the king; te-your; katham api-some way or other; na-not; nirmokṣyati-will free; tataḥ-therefore; badhāna-binding; amum-this; sadyaḥ-immediately; tvam-you; api-even; bhuja-of the arms; vallī-creepers; vilasitaiḥ-playful; śathe-cheating; kaḥ-who; kṣema-wellfare; arthī-desiring; sumukhi-beautiful face; nahi-certainly not; śāṭhyam-dishonesty; ghaṭayati-attains.
  
  Viśākhā: Sakhi, Kṛṣṇa accepts the love of His swan-like devotees. Why don't You release the regal swan of Your mind to meet Him? Why don't You even yearn to bind Him with the playful vines of Your arms? O girl with the beautiful face, O cheater, who, desiring his own happiness, would show such insincerity?
  
   rādhikā: (sābhisūyam) pāve visāhi-e. tumaṁ vi lalidā-e visaladā-e mārudeṇa dūsidāsi.
  
   sa-with; abhisūyam-anger; pāve-sinner; visāhi-e.-Viśākhā; tumam-you; vi-even; lalidā-e-of Lalita; visaladā-e-of the poison flowervine; mārudeṇa-by the breeze; dūsidāsi-polluted.
  
  Rādhā: (angrily) O sinful Viśākhā, the breeze from the poisoned vine of Lalitā has contaminated even you!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhi lalite, svaprasādāmṛte kāmam adattāvagāhanayā katham adyāpi taṭasthi-kṛto "smi rādhayā.
  
   sakhi-O friend; lalite-O Lalitā; sva-own; prasāda-mercy; amṛte-nectar; kāmam-according to desire; adatta-not granted; avagāhanaya-the immersion; katham-how is it?; adya-now; api-even; taṭasthi-kṛtaḥ-placed on the shore; asmi-I am; rādhayā-by Rādhā.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Sakhi Lalitā, why does Rādhā not allow Me to dive into the nectar of Her mercy and makes Me stand on its shore?
  
   lalitā: kaṇha, muñca cāturī-vitthāraṁ. ṇa kkhu canda-alī vi-a jhatti vā-ametta-eṇa sulaha-ppasādā amha-pi-a-sahī.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: kathaṁ sulabhas te sakhī-prasādaḥ.
   lalitā: se-ā saṇtāṇena.
  
   kaṇha-O Kṛṣṇa; muñca-please abandon; cāturī-of cleverness; vitthāram-expansion; ṇa-not; kkhu-indeed; canda-alī-Candrāvalī; vi-a-just like; jhatti-immediately; vā-a-by words; metta-eṇa-only; sulaha-easy to attain; ppasādā-mercy; amha-our; pi-a-dear; sahī-friend; katham-how is it?; sulabhaḥ-easy to attain; te-your; sakhī-of the friend; prasādaḥ-mercy; se-ā-of service; saṇtāṇena-constant.
  
  Lalitā: Kṛṣṇa, give up Your clever tricks! Our dear sakhi is not like Candrāvalī, who immediately gives mercy if asked.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: How can I easily get your sakhi"s mercy?
  
  Lalitā: By constant service.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sānandam, rādhāṁ paśyan).
  kiṁ candanena kucayo racayāmi citram
   uttaṁsayāmi kabarīṁ tava kiṁ prasūnaiḥ
  aṅgāni laṅgimatarāṅgi kareṇa kiṁ vā
   saṁvāhayāmy atanu-kheda-karambitāni
  
   sa-with; ānandam-bliss; rādhā-Rādhā; paśyan-seeing; kim-whether?; candanena-with sandalwood paste; kucayoḥ-on the two breasts; racayāmi-I shall draw; citram-a picture; uttaṁsayāmi-shall I decorate with a crown; kabarīm-braids; tava-your; kim-whether?; prasūnaiḥ-with flowers; aṅgāni-limbs; laṅgima-union; taraṅgi-waves; kareṇa-with the hand; kim vā-or whether?; saṁvāhayāmi-I massage; atanu-of Kāmadeva; kheda-affliction; karambitāni-mixed.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (joyfully glancing at Rādhā). O girl with the beautiful limbs, can I draw pictures with sandalwood paste on Your breasts? Can I decorate Your braids with flowers? With My hand can I gently massage your limbs tormented by Kāmadeva?
  
   rādhikā: (salīlam apakramya. sāṅguli-tarjanam). pāmari, sumarissasi osare. tā esā gharaṁ gacchantī jimhāṇaṁ tumhāṇaṁ hatthādo appāṇaṁ mo-āva-issam.
  
   sa-with; līlam-pastimes; apakramya-retreating; sa-with; sa-with; aṅguli-finger; tarjanam-scolding; pāmari-O rascal; sumarissasi-you shall remember; osare-on the occasion; tā-therefore; esā-I; gharam-home; gacchantī-going; jimhāṇam-crooked; tumhāṇam-of you; hatthādaḥ-from the hand; appāṇam-myself; mo-āva-issam-I shall release.
  
  Rādhikā: (playfully turning away, she points a finger at Lalitā) O wicked girl, you will remember this moment! O crooked gopīs, going home, I will free Myself from your company!
  
   lalitā: (paṭāncalam ākṛṣya)
  sahi rāhi yāhi na gharaṁ para-hatthe patthidamhi ṇi-ahaṁse
   a-i bahire hiraṇṇaṁ desi kudo añcale gaṇṭhim
  
   paṭa-of the sari; añcalam-corner; ākṛṣya-pulling; sahi-O friend; rāhi-O Rādhā; yāhi-please go; na-not; gharam-home; para-other; hatthe-hand; patthid-departure; amhi-I am; ṇi-a-own; haṁse-in the swan; a-i-O; bahire-out; hiraṇṇam-gold; desi-you give; kudaḥ-how is it?; añcale-of the border; gaṇṭhim-tie.
  
  Lalitā: (grabbing Rādhā by the hem of Her clothes) Sakhi Rādhā, don"t go home, since the swan of my hand will stop You! Ayi! After taking out and giving away the gold, why are You now trying to tie a knot in the edge of Your garment?
  
   rādhikā: muñcehi muñcehi añcalam. ido gadu-a ajji-aṁ viṇṇavissam.
  (nepathye)
   hanta ṇattiṇi lalide, kahiṁ de pi-a-sahī rāhi-ā.
   lalitā: hanta, esā ajji-ā muharā idha jjevva ā-acchadi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (saśaṅkam) tato davīyān bhavāmi. (iti tathā sthitaḥ).
  
   munca-let go; munca-let go; añcalam-of the border; idaḥ-from this place; gadu-a-having gone; ajji-am-the noble lady; viṇṇavissam-I shall inform; nepathye-from the wings; hanta-O; ṇattiṇi-O granddaughter; lalide-O Lalitā; kahim-where?; de-your; pi-a-dear; sahī-friend; rāhi-ā-Rādhā; hanta-O; esā-she; ajji-ā-the pious woman; muharā-Mukharā; idha-here; jjevva-indeed; ā-acchadi-is coming; sa-with; śaṅkam-alarm; tataḥ-from here; daviyan-far away; bhavāmi-I shall become; iti-thus; tathā-in that way; sthitaḥ-He becomes situated.
  
  Rādhikā: Let go of My clothing, let go! I will go home and tell the noble lady everything!
  
  (Off-stage) O granddaughter Lalitā, where is your dear sakhi Rādhā?
  
  Lalitā: Ah, here comes noble Mukharā!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with anxiety) I should run away from here! (He does that.)
  
  (praviśya)
   mukharā: (puro dṛṣtiṁ nikṣipya sāśaṅkam ātmagatam). jo kkhu dūrado kovi nīlima-puñjo maraga-a-tthambhaṁ bidambaṁto diṭṭhim me a-attha-i. ṇūṇam so eso kanho bhave jaṁ a-uruvvam kim pi sorabbham pasappa-e. (iti kṛṣṇāntikam anusarpati).
  
   puraḥ-ahead; dṛṣtim-glance; nikṣipya-throwing; sa-with; aśaṅkam-uncertainly; dūradaḥ-from a great distance; kovi-someone; nīlima-of blueness; puñjaḥ-abundance; maraga-a-emerald; tthambham-column; viḍambantaḥ-imitating; diṭṭhim-vision; me-my; a-attha-i-attracts; ṇūṇam-indeed; saḥ-He; esaḥ-this; kaṇhaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; bhave-may be; jam-because; a-uruvvam-unprecedented; kim pi-something; sorabbham-fragrance; pasappa-i-has become extended; iti-thus; kṛṣṇa-of Kṛṣṇa; antikam-proximity; anusarpati-approaches.
  
  (Mukharā enters.)
  
  Mukharā: (glancing ahead, she becomes doubtful about what she sees, and says to herself) Something that looks like a sapphire pillar attracts my eyes from afar. It must be Kṛṣṇa, since He emanates an incomparably sweet fragrance. (She approaches Him.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: ārye (ity ardhokte).
   mukharā: (sakapaṭākroṣam) ko kkhu ajjeti khulakhulavedi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: ārye mukhare, sukhaṁ vardhase.
   mukharā: mohaṇa. jāva tuha vamsi-ā-e mu-attaṇaṁ ṇa saṁvuttaṁ tāva kudo amhāṇaṁ suham.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: ārye, kiṁ te "parādhyati vaṁsī.
  
   ārye-O pious woman; iti-thus; ardha-half; ukte-spoken; sa-with; kapaṭa-pretended; akrosām-harsh words; kaḥ-who?; kkhu-indeed; ajjeti-the word "O pious woman"; khulakhulavedi-speaks; ārye-O pious woman; mukhare-O Mukharā; sukham-happiness; vardhase-increase; mohana-O charming boy; jāva-to which extent; tuha-Your; vamsi-ā-e-of the flute; mu-attaṇam-silence; ṇa-not; saṁvuttam-occurred; tāva-to that extent; kudaḥ-how?; mahāṇam-of us; suham-happiness; ārye-O pious woman; kim-how; te-you; aparādhyati-offends; vaṁsi-the flute.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O noble lady... (He is interrupted in the middle of His words.)
  
  Mukharā: (with pretended anger). Who mumbles ṅoble lady"?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O noble Mukharā, may your happiness increase!
  
  Mukharā: Charming boy, how can we be happy when Your flute refuses to be silent?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O noble lady, has My flute offended you?
  
   mukharā: puccha imā-o savva-go-ula bāli-ā-o jā-o kaṇṇa-sīmaṁ pavisattammi vamsi-ā-phukkārārambhe vāraṁ-vāraṁ ṇivārijjantī-o vi vaṇe dhā-anti.
  
   puccha-please ask; imā-aḥ-these; savva-all; go-ula-of Gokula; bāli-ā-aḥ-young girls; jā-aḥ-who; kaṇṇa-of the ears; sīmam-the boundary; pavisattammi-enters; vamsi-ā-of the flute; phukkāra-of the hissing; ārambhe-in the beginning; vāram-vāram-again and again; ṇivārijjantī-aḥ-forbidden; vi-even though; vaṇe-in the forest; dhā-anti-run.
  
  Mukharā: Go ask all the girls of Gokula! Whenever the sound of Your flute approaches their ears, those girls run into the forest, even though they are stopped again and again by their elders!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (vihasya) mukhare, satyam yathārthanāmāsi.
   mukharā: mohaṇa, padose tujjha ettha paveso maṁ saṅkā-ulaṁ karedi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: mukhare, kṛtam atra śaṅkayā. yad adya parunamāsyā me varṇitaṁ tavātra catvarāṅke caṅkramīti kāpy adbhutā hariṇīti.
  
   vihasya-laughing; mukhare-O Mukharā; satyam-in truth; yatha-artha-appropriate; nāma-name; asi-you are; mohaṇa-O charming boy; padose-in the evening; tujjha-Your; ettha-here; pavesaḥ-entrance; mam-to me; saṅkā-ulam-suspicious; karedi-causes; mukhare-O Mukharā; krṭam-useless; atra-here; sāṅkaya-fear; yat-because; adya-now; paurnamāsyā-by Paurṇamāsī; me-to Me; varṇitam-described; tava-your; atra-here; catvara-aṅke-in the garden; caṅkrami-wandering about; iti-thus; ka api-some; adbhutā-amazing; hariṇī-female deer; iti-thus.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (laughing) O Mukharā, your name is very appropriate!
  
  Mukharā: O charming boy, Your coming here in the evening worries me.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Mukharā, you are afraid for no reason. Paurṇamāsī told Me that some wonderful doe wanders in this garden.
  
   mukharā: ṇā-ara, pahāde pecchisassi. ṇaṁ dāṇiṁ sāhehi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: hanta vṛddhe gaḍḍara-viṣāṇa-kaṭhorre, viśrabdham āsyatām. eṣo "haṁ vrajāmi. (iti śākhinām antardadhāti).
  
   nā-ara-O amorous hero; pahāde-in the morning; pecchisassi-You shall see; ṇam-this; dāṇim-now; sāhedi-please go; hanta-O; vṛddhe-elderly gopi; gaḍḍara-of a ram; viṣāṇa-as a horn; kaṭhore-hard; viśrabdham-trust; āsyatām-from the mouth; eśaḥ-He; aham-I; vrajāmi-am going; iti-thus; śakhinām-into the trees; antardadhāti-dissappears.
  
  Mukharā: O hero, You will see this doe tomorrow morning. Now go home.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Ah! Old lady, you are hard like a ram"s horn. But I trust your words, therefore I'm leaving. (Kṛṣṇa dissappears behind the trees.)
  
   mukharā: lalide, saccaṁ gado kaṇho.
   lalitā: adha im.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam) ghūrṇākuleyaṁ jaratī. tad atra tuṣṇīm etya rādhā-paṭam akarṣayāmi. (iti tathā karoti.)
  
   lalide-O Lalita; saccam-truth; gadaḥ-gone; kaṇhaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; adha im-certainly; svagatam-aside; ghūrṇākuleyam-bewildered; jaratī-old lady; tat-this; atra-here; tuṣṇīm-quietly; etya-going; rādhā-Rādhā; paṭam-garment; akarṣayāmi-I will tug; iti-thus; tathā-thus; karoti-does.
  
  Mukharā: Lalitā, did Kṛṣṇa really gone?
  
  Lalitā: Yes.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (aside) This old lady is bewildered. Therefore I will quietly approach Rādhā and tug at Her clothes. (He does that.)
  
   mukharā: (cakṣuṣī vikasya sākroṣam) ghaṭṭi lalide, aggado eso pīdambaro kaṇho rāhī-sāḍi-a-añcalaṁ ā-aḍḍhanto vi-a dīsa-i. tā kīsa tumaṁ maṁ padāvesi.
  
   cakṣuṣī-two eyes; vikāsya-expanding; sa-with; ākroṣam-angry words; ghaṭṭhi-reckless; lalide-O Lalitā; aggadaḥ-in the presence; esaḥ-this; pīdambaraḥ-dressed in yellow garments; kaṇhaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; rāhī-of Rādhā; sāḍi-a-of the garment; añcalam-the border; ā-aḍḍhantaḥ-pulling; vi-a-as if; dīsa-i-is observed; tā-therefore; kīsa-how is it?; tumam-you; mam-to me; padāvesi-you are deceiving.
  
  Mukharā: (her eyes wide-open with anger) O reckless Lalitā! I see Kṛṣṇa, who is dressed in yellow garments, tugging at the edge of Rādhā"s clothing! Why do you try to fool me?
  
   (kṛṣṇaḥ saśaṅkam kiñcid spasarpati).
   lalitā: (svagatam) ratti-andhi-am nam buddhi-am vañcemi. (prakāśam. samrambham abhinīya. sanskṛtena).
  mudhā śaṅkām andhe jarati kuruṣe yāmuna-taṭe
   tamālo "yaṁ cāmīkara-kalita-mūle nivasati
  samīra-preṅkholād ati-caṭula-śānkhā-bhujatayā
   vayasyāyā yena stana-vasanam āsphālitam abhūt
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; sa-with; śaṅkam-fear; kiñcit-somewhat; apasarpati-retreats; svagatam-aside; ratti-at night; andhi-am-darkness; nam-this; buddhi-am-old woman; vañcemi-I shall deceive; prakāśam-openly; samrambham-anger; abhinīya-attaining; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; mudhā-uselessly; śaṅkām-fear; andhe-blind; jarati-O old woman; kuruṣe-you perform; yāmuna-of the Yamunā river; taṭe-on the bank; tamālaḥ-tamala tree; ayam-this; cāmīkara-golden; kalita-arrangement; mūle-at the root; nivasati-dwells; samīra-of the breezes; preṅkholāt-from the movements; ati-very; caṭula-unsteady; śākhā-of the branches; bhujatayā-by the state of having branches; vayasyāyāḥ-of the friend; yena-by whom; stana-of the breast; vasanam-garment; āsphālitam-shaken; abhūt-became.
  
  (Kṛṣṇa becomes frightened and retreats a little.)
  
  Lalitā: (aside) At night this old lady is almost blind. I will trick her. (Aloud, with anger) O blind old lady, you worry without reason! This is a tamāla tree by the Yamunā and this is a golden platform at its roots. Moving in the wind, the tree"s branches tug at this girl"s bodice.
  
   mukharā: (svagatam) asaccaṁ ṇa kahe-i. (prakāśam) vatse, ghummā-ulamhi. tā gharaṁ gadu-a suvissam. (iti niṣkrāntā).
  
   svagatam-aside; asaccam-a lie; ṇa-not; kahe-i-she speaks; prakāśam-openly; vatse-O child; ghummā-ulamhi-bewildered; tā-therefore; gharam-home; gadu-a-having gone; suvissam-I shall sleep; iti-thus; niṣkrāntā-she exits.
  
  Mukharā: (to herself) She is not lying. (Openly) Child, I am disoriented. Therefore, I will return home and go to bed. (Mukharā exits.)
  
   viśākhā: halā rāhi, kaṇhassa muha-maṇālumīlidaṁ ghamma-jala-bindu-jālaṁ ṇi-a-añcaleṇa avaṇehi.
   rādhikā: (sabhrūbhaṅgam) visāhe, tumaṁ jeva avaṇehi. jā kkhu ākomāraṁ imaṁssi vade gahīda-dikkhāsi.
  
   halā-O; rāhi-Rādhā; kaṇhassa-of Kṛṣna; muha-of the face; maṇḍalummīlidam-the circle has become manifested; ghamma-jala-of perspiration; bindu-of drops; jālam-a network; ṇi-a-own; sāḍi-a-of the garment; añcaleṇa-by the border; avaṇehi-please wipe away; sa-with; bhrū-of the eyebrows; bhaṅgam-knitting; visāhe-O Viśākhā; tumam-you; jeva-indeed; avaṇehi-should wipe them away; jā-who; kkhu-indeed; ākomāram-childhood; imaṁssi-in this; vvade-in the vow; gahīda-dikkhāsi-you have accepted initiation.
  
  Viśākhā: Sakhi Rādhā, Kṛṣṇa"s face is covered with drops of perspiration. With the corner of Your garment please wipe them away.
  
  Rādhikā: (knitting her eyebrows) Viśākhā, you wipe them away! Since childhood you have taken a vow to do these things.
  
   viśākhā: rādhe, kaṇṭha-ṭṭhidā de raṅgaṇa-māli-ā bhaṇādi. mā kuppa. tumaṁ vi taha dikkhā-vihāṇe kārijjanta-saṅkalpāsi.
  
   rādhe-O Rādhā; kaṇṭha-on the neck; ṭṭhidā-situated; de-your; raṅgaṇa-delightful; māli-ā-garland; bhaṇādi-speaks; mā-don"t; kuppa-become excited; tumam-you; vi-even; taha-there; dikkhā-of initiation; vihāṇe-in the activity; kārijjanta-being performed; saṅkalpāsi-you have the desire.
  
  Viśākhā: Rādhā, the raṅgaṇa garland on Your neck says, "Don"t worry, You may also take initiation into this service that You desire so much."
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (raṅgaṇa-mālāṁ dṛṣṭvā saślāgham).
  śaṅke cirāt kim api raṅgaṇa-puṣpa-saṅghaḥ
   puṇyaṁ purā parama-tīrtha-vare vyadhatta
  yasmān mamāpy asulabhe madirākṣi sākṣād
   aṅgī-cakāra tava vakṣasi saṅga-saukhyam
  
   raṅgaṇa-delightful; mālām-garland; dṛṣṭvā-having seen; sa-with; ślāgham-words of praise; śaṅke-I believe; cirāt-for a long time; kim api-to a great extent; raṅgaṇa-delightful; puṣpa-of flowers; saṅghaḥ-multitude; puṇyam-pious deeds; purā-previously; parama-supreme; tīrtha-of holy places; vare-very excellent; vyadhatta-performed; yasmāt-because of which; mama-My; api-even; asulabhe-very difficult to attain; madira-akṣi-with fascinating eyes; sākṣāt-directly; aṅgī-cakāra-accepted; tava-your; vakṣasi-on the breast; saṅga-of association; saukhyam-happiness.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (glancing at the raṅgaṇa garland, Kṛṣṇa praises it) O girl whose eyes are as restless as khanjaṇa birds, I think these raṅgaṇa flowers must have for a long time performed many pious activities at the best of holy places so that now they may enjoy the difficult-to-attain pleasure of directly touching your breasts, which I Myself am not allowed to touch!
  
   rādhikā: halā visāhe, jā kkhu maha kaṇṭhādo baleṇa ā-aṭṭhi-a nīdā tu-e aṇagghā guñja-alī sā dāṇīṁ samappī-adu. esā sakkhā appaṇo raṅgaṇa-māli-ā geṇhī-adu.
  
   halā-O; visāhe-Viśākhā; jā-who; kkhu-indeed; maha-my; kaṇṭhādaḥ-from the neck; baleṇa-by force; ā-aṭṭhi-a-having pulled; nīda-brought; tu-e-by you; aṇagghā-priceless; guñjā-alī-necklace of gunja; sā-she; dāṇīm-now; samappī-adu-withered; āppanaḥ-own; raṅgana-rangana flowers; māli-ā-garland; genhī-adu-should be taken.
  
  Rādhikā: Sakhi Viśākhā, please give Me the priceless guñjā necklace that you forcibly took from My neck, and take this withered raṅgaṇa garland.
  
   viśākhā: go-ulāṇanda. guñja-hāra-kide maha kuppadi pi-a-sahi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: rādhe, saṇnidhehi. tava kaṇṭhe guñjāvalīm ādadhāmi. (ity upasarpati).
   lalitā: (sasmitam ātmagatam) guñjā-hāra-samappaṇa-miseṇa rāhi-kañcu-a-añcalaṁ pa-usadi kaṇho.
   (rādhikā sabhrū-vikṣepaṁ parāvartate).
  
   go-ulāṇanda-O bliss of Gokula; guñjā-of gunja; hāra-stolen; kide-performed; maha-towards me; kuppadi-is angry; pi-a-dear; sahi-friend; radhe-O Rādhā; saṇnidhehi-please give; tava-your; kaṇṭhe-on the neck; guñja-avalīm-necklace of guñjā; ādadhāmi-I shall place; iti-thus; upasarpati-approaches; sa-with; smitam-smile; ātmagatam-aside; guñjā-of gunja; hāra-of the necklace; samappaṇa-of the offering; niseṇa-on the pretext; rāhi-of Rādhā; kañcu-a-the garment covering the breasts; ancalam-border; pa-usadi-touched; kaṇhaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; rādhikā-Rādhā; sa-with; bhrū-of the eyebrows; vikṣepam-knitting; parāvartate- turning back.
  
  Viśākhā: O bliss of Gokula, my dear sakhi is angry with me because I took away Her guñjā necklace.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Rādhā, come here. I will put this guñjā necklace on Your neck. (Kṛṣṇa approaches Her.)
  
  Lalitā: (smiling, She says to Herself) On the pretext of giving Rādhā this guñjā necklace, Kṛṣṇa touched the edge of Her bodice.
  
  (Rādhikā knitting Her eyebrows and turns away from Kṛṣṇa.)
  
   viśākhā: halā rāhe, jaṁ laddhuṁ ukkaṇṭhesi taṁ kiṁ kkhu laddhāsi.
   rādhikā: (bimbādharaṁ saṇdaśya). dhiṭṭhe, ciṭṭha ciṭṭha. (iti līlāravindena tāḍayati).
   viśākha: (vihasya) sva-am asaṅkṇi, mā kuppa. guñjāhāraṁ pucchemi.
  
   halā-O; rāhe-Rādhā; jam-Who; laddhum-to attain; ukkaṇṭhesi-you are eager; tam-Him; kim-whether?; kkhu-indeed; laddhāsi-you have attained; bimba-like bimba fruits; adharam-lips; saṇdaśya-bitting; dhiṭṭhe-impudent; ciṭṭha ciṭṭha-stop, stop!; iti-thus; līla-for playing; aravindena-with a lotus flower; tādayati-strikes; vihasya-laughing; sva-am-self-; aśaṅkini-fearing; mā-don"t; kuppa-become angry; guñjā-of gunja; hāram-necklace; pucchemi-I ask.
  
  Viśākhā: Sakhi Rādhā, now You have attained what You so longed for.
  
  Rādhikā: (bitting Her bimba-fruit lips) O arrogant girl, stop! Stop! (She strikes Viśākhā with a play lotus-flower.)
  
  Viśākhā: (laughing) O doubting girl, don"t be angry. I'm talking about the guñjā necklace!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  kva tapas tathā mamāste
   līlāmbuja-hatim avāpnuyāṁ yena
  māṁ cañcalena tāḍaya
   locana-kamalāñcalenāpi
  
   kva-where?; tapaḥ-austerity; tathā-in that way; mama-my; aste-is; līlā-for playing; ambuja-of a lotus flower; hatim-stricking; avāpnuyām-I may attain; yena-by which; mām-me; cañcalena-moving; tāḍaya-please srike; locana-of the eyes; kamala-lotus; añcalena-from the corner; api-at least.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: What austerity should I perform to be hit by Your lotus flower? At least hit Me with a restless glance from the corners of Your lotus eyes!
  
   lalitā:
  hariṇo samappi-a taṇum kiviṇāsi kadhaṁ darāvalo-ammi
   diṇṇe cintāra-aṇe ṇa saṁpuḍammi jutto
  
   hariṇaḥ-to Hari; samappi-a-having offered; taṇum-the body; kiviṇāsi-you are a miser; kadham-how is it?; darāvalo-ammi-in the small glance; diṇṇe-given; cintāra-aṇe-cintāmani jewel; na-not; saṁpuḍammi-in the jewelry box; ggahaḥ-obstinacy; juttaḥ-proper.
  
  Lalitā: Rādhā, You have offered your body to Hari. Why are You such a miser that You will not even look at Him? A person who gives away a cintāmaṇi jewel should not refuse to give the case that holds it!
  
   rādhikā: lalide, evvaṁ jappanti guru-lo-esu mā kkhu imaṁ jaṇaṁ avaraddhaṁ karehi.
   viśākhā: sahi, kīsa saṅkasi. ṇaṁ bhāvadī jevva ettha samāhāṇa-dakkhā.
   lalita: (saharṣam ātmagatam) diṭṭhi-ā pi-a-sahī hasidāpāṅga-taraṅgena kanhaṁ āliṅgadi.
  
   lalide-O Lalitā; evvam-thus; jappanti-talking; guru-lo-esu-among the superiors and other people; mā-don"t; kkhu-indeed; imam-this; jaṇam-person; avaraddham-offense; karehi-perform; sahi-O friend; kīsa-how is it?; saṅkasi-you are afraid; ṇam-this; bhāvadī-by the noble Paurṇamāsī; jevva-certainly; ettha-here; samānāṇa-arranging; dakkhā-expert; sa-with; harṣam-joy; ātmagatam-aside; diṭṭhi-by good fortune; pi-a-dear; sahī-friend; hasida-smiling; apaṅga-of the sidelong glances; tarangeṇa-with the wave; kaṇham-Kṛṣṇa; āliṅgadi-embraces.
  
  Rādhikā: Lalitā, if My elders and other people of Vraja hear your words, they will blame Me!
  
  Viśākhā: Sakhi, why are you afraid? Paurṇamāsī is expert in solving such problems.
  
  Lalitā: (joyful, aside) By good fortune, my dear sakhi now embraces Kṛṣṇa with a wave of Her smiling sidelong glance.
  
   viśākhā: (sanskṛtena) lalite, paśya paśya.
   śaśī vyomotsaṅgam śaśinam abhitaḥ kānti-laharī
   puro vṛṇdāraṇyaṁ sumukhi sahasā kānti-laharīm
  harir vṛṇdāraṇyaṁ harim api kileyaṁ tava sakhī
   sakhīṁ premṇaḥ puro nija-suṣamayāmaṇḍayad ayam
  
   saṇskṛtena-in Sanskrit; lalite-O Lalitā; paśya paśya-look, look; śaśī-the moon; vyoma-of the sky; utsaṅgam-contact; śaśinam-the moon; abhitaḥ-all around; kānti-of shining beauty; laharī-wave; puraḥ-in front; vṛṇda-araṇyam-the forest of Vṛndāvana; sumukhi-O beautiful-faced one; sahasā-at once; kānti-of splendor; laharīm-wave; hariḥ-Hari; vṛṇda-of Vṛndāvana; araṇyam-the forest; harim-attracting; api-even; kila-indeed; iyam-this; tava-your; sakhī-friend; sakhīm-friend; premṇaḥ-from love; puraḥ-in front; nija-own; suṣamaya-with the great splendor; amaṇdayat-decorates; ayam-Him.
  
  Viśākhā: Lalitā, look! Look! The moon decorates the sky, and with waves of effulgence immediately makes Vṛndāvana forest in front of us radiant. O girl with the beautiful face, but Your sakhi Rādhā adorns even Kṛṣṇa, who steals the beauty of Vṛndāvana forest, with the incomparable splendor of Her love!
  
   lalitā: haddhī haddhī. visāhe pekkha sasi-kantamaṇipasūdehiṁ jala-pūrehiṁ sūra-pū-aṇa-ve-ī-purado kidā-im viluppī-anti alevaṇa-maṇḍalā-iṁ tā ehi. ṇaṁ puppha-ke-āri-aṁ ṇemha.
  
   haddhī haddhī-Ah, ah; visāhe pekkha-Viśākhā, look!; sasi-kantamaṇi-of chandrakanta jewels; pasūdehiṁ-produced; jala-of water; pūraih-by the stream; sūra-of the sun-god; pū-aṇa-for the worship; ve-ī-of the altar; puradaḥ-in the presence; kidā-im-performed; vilupp-īanti-is broken; alevaṇa-of ointments; maṇḍalā-im-decoration; tā-there; ehi-please go; ṇam-these; puppha-of flowers; ke-āri-am-field; ṇemha-we should go; niskrante-they exit.
  
  Lalitā: Alas! Alas! Viśākhā! Look! Water from melting candrakānta jewels washes away the sandal-paste ornaments on the altar for worshipping the sun-god. Come. Let us go to the garden to pick some flowers. (Lalitā and Viśākhā exit).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye, nedānīm api vāmyād virāmas te. (ity añcalaṁ gṛhṇāti).
   rādhikā: muñcehi muñcehi. sahī-o maṁ a-ārenti.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: kaṭhore. mayy atra māṅgī-kuru bhaṅguratām.
   rādhikā: (sasmitam) de-i sarassa-i, vandijjasi jaṁ saccā jjeva pa-aḍāsi.
  
   priye-beloved; na-not; idanim-now; api-even; vamyat-from contrariness; viramah-stop; te-of You; muñcehi muñcehi-let go, let go!; sahī-aḥ-the two friends; mama-me; a-ārenti-are calling; kaṭhore-O cruel girl; mayi-towards me; atra-here; ma-don"t; aṅgī-kuru-accept; bhaṅguratām-dishonesty; sa-with; smitam-a smile; de-i-O goddess; sarassa-i-O Sarasvatī; jjasi-you are offered obeisances; jam-because; saccā-the truth; jjevva-indeed; pa-aḍāsi-cause to be manifested.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, even now You remain unfavorable to Me. (Kṛṣṇa clutches the edge of Rādhā"s garment.)
  
  Rādhikā: Let go! Let go! I have to go to My sakhis.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O cruel girl, don't be dishonest with Me.
  
  Rādhikā: (with a smile) O goddess Sarasvatī, I bow down before you. Please show that I speak the truth.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (kiñcid vihasya)
  padminyās te sumukhi parama-prema-saurabhya-puro
   durotsarpī yad-avadhi mudā kṛṣṇa-bhṛṅgena bheje
  ākrānto "yaṁ tava nava-mukhāmbhoja-mādhvika-pāna-
   pratyāśābhis tad-avadhi ruvan saṁbhramī bambhramīti
  
   kiñcit-somewhat; vihasya-laughing; padminyāḥ-like a lotus flower; te-of you; sumukhi-beautiful face; parama-excellent; prema-love; saurabhya-of the sweet fragrance; purāh-flood; dura-from a great distance; utsarpī-appearing; yad-avadhi-since which time; mudā-with delight; kṛṣṇa-black; bhṛṅgena-by the bumble-bee; bheje-was enjoyed; ākrāntaḥ-approached; ayam-this; tava-your; nava-fresh; mukha-of the face; ambhoja-lotus flower; mādhvīka-of the sweet nectar; pāna-of the drinking; pratyāśābhiḥ-with the hopes; tat-avadhi-from that time; ruvan-buzzing; saṁbhramī-with great respect (or agitation); bambhrami-constantly whirling about; iti-thus.
  I have to go to my friends
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling slightly) O girl with the beautiful lotus face, from afar, with the fragrant flood of Your great love, You have attracted a bumble-bee, and now he joyfully worships your sweetness. Hoping to taste the nectar of Your lotus mouth, that excited bumble-bee now buzzes around You.
  
   kiñca
  muktānām upalabhyam eva kucayoḥ sālokyam ālokya te
   hitvā saṅgam-haṁsamasta-suhṛdām kaivalyam āsedivān
  vaiṣamyaṁ tilam apy anāśritavatoḥ sāndrāmṛta-syandibhir
   māṁ pūrṇaṁ kuru tanvi tūrṇam anayoḥ sāyujya-dānotsavaiḥ
  
   kiñca-furthermore; muktānām-of the pearls; upalabhyam-attainable; eva-indeed; kucayoḥ-on the breasts; sālokyam-the liberation of residing at the same place; ālokya-observing; te-of you; hitvā-having placed; saṅgam-contact; aham-I; samasta-of all; suhṛdām-of the friends; kaivalyam-the liberation of becoming united; āsedivān-sitting; vaiṣamyam-unevenness; tilam-a tiny particle; api-even; anāśritavatoḥ-of those which possess; sandra-intense; amṛta-nectar; syandibhiḥ-by the trickling; mām-to Me; pūrṇam-fulfilled; kuru-please fo; tanvi-O beautiful and slender girl; tūrṇam-quickly; anayoḥ-of the two; sāyujya-of the liberation of constant association; dāna-of the gift; utsavaiḥ-with the festivities; rādhikā-Rādhā; lajjate-becomes embarrassed.
  
  Your pearls have attained sālokya liberation, for they live on the same planet as Your breasts. Seeing this, I have abandoned the company of all My cowherd boy friends, and now I desire the same kind of liberation as Your pearls. O slender girl, please fulfill My desire, and give Me a jubilant festival, a festival flowing with streams of nectar, a festival of sāyujya liberation at Your breasts, which have not taken shelter of even a single sesame seed of imperfection.
  
  (Rādhā becomes embarrassed).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye, paśya paśya.
  apāṁ patyuḥ puṣṭī-karaṇa-rasa-pākaḥ kumudinī-
   kadambānām aṅga-jvara-haraṇa-śītauṣadhi-ghaṭaḥ
  mṛgāṅko "yaṁ kokī-pariṣad-abhicārādhvarā-dhurā
   purognāḥ kālindī-parisara-pariṣkāram akarot
  
   priye-O beloved; paśya paśya-look, look; apām-of the waters; patyuḥ-of the master; puṣṭī-nourishment; karaṇa-cause; rasa-the nectar; pākaḥ-drinking; kumudinī-of night lotus flowers; kadambānām-of the multitudes; aṅga-of the limbs; jvara-fever; haraṇa-removing; śīta-cooling; auśadhi-of medicinal herbs; ghaṭah-pitcher; mṛgāṅkaḥ-moon; ayam-this; kokī-of cakravaki birds; pariśat-the assembly; abhicāra-of destruction; adhvara-of the sacrifice; dhura-purodhāḥ-the chief priests; kālindī-to the Yamunā river; parisara-near; pariṣkāram-decoration and purification; akarot-performed.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, look! Look! The moon, nourishing the ocean, acting as a medicine to destroy the night lotus flowers" fever, and playing the role of the first priest at a sacrifice against the cakravāka birds, has come to the Yamunā"s shore.
  
   tad etāṁ vāsantikā-kānti-maṇḍita-maṇḍalasya candramasaś candrikā-cakra-cumbitaṁ vicarāvo nikuñja-candraśālikām. (iti niṣkrāntau).(iti niskrāntāḥ sarve).
  
   tat-therefore; etām-this; vāsantika-related to spring; kānti-of beauty; maṇḍala-by the abundance; maṇḍita-decorated; maṇḍalasya-of the circle; candramasaḥ-of the moon; candrikā-of the moonlight; cakra-by the circle; cumbitām-kissed; vicarāvaḥ-let us go; nikuñja-in the grove; candraśākikām-to the turret of the house; iti-thus; niskrāntau-Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa exit; iti-thus; niṣkrāntah-exits; sarve-all.
  
  Let us go to that forest bower, kissed by the light of the beautiful springtime moon.
  
  (Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa exit.)
  
  (Everyone exits.)
  
  
  End of Act Three 
  Act Four: Veṇu-haraṇa: Theft of the Flute
  
  
   (tataḥ praviśati nāndīmukhī).
   nāndīmukhī: bhaṇidamhi lalidā-e "halā ṇāndīmuhi, go-maṇḍale goṭṭhaṁ pa-iṭṭhe eḥi kaṇho tuvaranto go-aḍḍhaṇāhimuhaṁ patthido. tā tumaṁ tattha gadu-a su-alaṁ viṇṇavehi, jadhā eso osare ṇi-a-vāssassa rāhi-āṁ sumarāvedi" tti. (parikramya) kadhaṁ ettha pa-umā ā-accha-i.
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; nāndīmukhī-Nāndīmukhī; bhaṇidamhi-I was told; lalidā-e-by Lalita; halā-O; ṇāndīmuhi-Nāndīmukhī; go-maṇḍale -when the herd of cows; goṭṭham-the pasture; pa-iṭṭhe-enters; eḥi-when; kaṇhaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; tuvarantaḥ-hurridly; go-aḍḍhaṇa-Govardhana Hill; ahimuham-near; patthidaḥ-is situated; tā-therefore; tumam-you; tattha-there; gadu-a-having gone; su-alam-Subala; viṇṇavehi-please inform; jadhā-just as; esaḥ-he; osare-on the occasion; ṇi-a-own; vāssassa-of the friend; rāhi-ām-Rādhā; sumarāvedi-causes to remember; tti-thus; parikramya-walking; kadham-how is it?; ettha-here; pa-umā-Padmā; ā-accha-i-is coming.
  
  Nāndīmukhī: Lalitā said to me, Śakhi Nandīmukhī, Kṛṣṇa has brought the cows to the pastures and now He is approaching Govardhana Hill. Please go there and tell Subala to remind his dear friend about Rādhikā." (Begins to walk.) Why does Padmā come here?
  
   (praviśya)
   padmā: halā ṇāndīmuhi, kāmaṁ kusalāsi? tā kaṁpi uvā-aṁ kadhehi jeṇa uvviggaṁ canda-alīm āsāsemi.
  
   praviśya-enters; halā-O; ṇāndīmuhi-Nandīmukhī; kāmam-indeed; kusalāsi-you are skillful; tā-therefore; kaṁpi-some; uvā-am-remedy; kadhehi-please speak; jeṇa-by which; uvvi-ggam-agitated; canda-alīm-Candrāvalī; āsāsemi-I may relieve.
  
  Padmā: Sakhi Nāndīmukhī, you are very wise. Please tell me what I should do to pacify agitated Candrāvalī.
  
   nāndīmukhi: kiṁ se uvve-a-kālaṇam.
   padmā: halā, jāṇāsi jjevvāṁtumaṁ jadhā padose savvaṁ kkhu go-ulaṁ vibbhameṇa kaṇho paccahaṁ rañjedi.
   nāndīmukhī: adha im.
   padmā: saṁpadaṁ dāva ettha dakkhiṇe goṭṭhaddhe imassa gandho vi dullaho.
  
   kim-what?; se-of her; uvve-a-of the agitation; kālaṇam-cause; halā-O; jāṇāsi-you know; jjevvam-certainly; tumam-you; jadhā-just as; padose-in the beginning of evening; savvam-all; kkhu-indeed; go-ulam-Gokula; vibbhameṇa-with pastimes; kaṇhaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; paccaham-every day; rañjedi-charms and delights; adha im-this is certainly so; saṁpadam-at the present time; dāva-to that extent; ettha-here; dakkhiṇe-in the southern; goṭṭhaddhe-part of the pasture; imassa-of Him; gandhaḥ-fragrance; vi-even; dullahaḥ-is difficult to find.
  
  Nāndīmukhī: Why is she agitated?
  
  Padmā: You know that every evening Kṛṣṇa delights the people of Gokula.
  
  Nāndīmukhī: Yes, it is so.
  
  Padmā: But now it is hard to find even the fragrance of Kṛṣṇa in the southern part of the pastures.
  
   nāndīmukhī: halā, mā dūṇehi. (saṇskṛtena)
  dṛṣṭaṁ bimbita-dhātu-citra-racanaṁ śaibyā lalaṭaṁ mayā
   śyāmā-kuntala-cāmaraṁ ca viluṭhad-vanya-srajoḍḍāmaram
  guñjā-hāra-latārdha-mañjur adhunā bhadrā-bhujāntas tathā
   tathyaṁ viddhi sa nāgarī-gurur abhūd govardhanasyātibhiḥ
  
   halā-O; mā-don"t; dūṇehi-become unhappy; dṛṣṭam-seen; bimbita-attached; dhātu-with mineral pigments; citra-pictures; racanam-arranged; śaibyā-Śaibyā; lalaṭam- forehead; mayā-by me; syama-Śyāmā; kuntala-hair; cāmaram-camara whisk; ca-and; viluṭhat-moving about; vanya-of forest flowers; sraja-by the garland; udḍāmaram-excellent; guñjā-of guñjā; hāra-necklace; latā-of a creeper; ardha-half; manjuḥ-beautiful; adhunā-now; bhadra-Bhadrā; bhuja-of the arm; antaḥ-the end (shoulders); tathā-in the same way; tathyam-the truth; viddhi-please know; saḥ-He; nāgarī-of the playful gopīs; guruḥ-the spiritual master; abhūt-was; govardhanasya-of Govardhana Hill; atithiḥ-the guest.
  
  Nāndīmukhī: Don"t worry. I saw Śaibyā, her forehead marked with pictures and designs made with mineral pigments. I also saw Śyāmā, her cāmara hair excellently decorated with moving forest garlands. And I saw Bhadrā, with a charming creeper-like guñjā necklace on her chest. Please know that He who is the teacher of all playful girls must now be the guest of Govardhana Hill.
  
   (nepathye)
  kṛtvā vaṁśīm akhila-jagatī-gīta-saṅgīta-bhaṅgī-
   sāṅgī-bhāva-prathama-vasatiṁ saṅginīṁ vāma-pāṇau
  eśa premṇā vrajati nayanānandanaḥ nanda-sūnur
   mandaṁ govardhana-śikhariṇaḥ kandarā-mandirāya
  
   nepathye-offstage; kṛtvā-having performed; vaṁśīm-flute; akhila-entire; jagatī-of the universe; gīta-song; saṅgīta-music; bhaṅgī-of the waves; sāṅgī-complete; bhāva-nature; prathama-original; vasatim-residence; saṅginīm-companion; vāma-pāṇau-in His left hand; eśa-He; premṇā-with love; vrajati-is going; nayana-to the eyes; ānandanaḥ-giving bliss; nanda-of Nanda; sūnuḥ-the son (Kṛṣṇa); mandam-slowly; govardhana-of Govardhana Hill; śikharinaḥ-of the summit; kandarā-of a cave; mandirāya-temple.
  
  (Off-stage) Holding in His left hand His companion the flute, whose waves of sweet music completely flooded all the worlds, and filled with great love, Nanda-nandana, who gives bliss to the eyes, slowly walks to the temple-like cave on the top of Govardhana Hill.
  
   nāndīmukhī: pa-ume, tumaṁ imiṇā vuttanteṇa candā-ali-aṁ suhāvehi. ahaṁ su-alaṁ aṇusarissam. (iti niśkrāntā).
   padmā: (punaḥ paśyantī). esā karālā-e ejji-ā-e cittaṁ anuvaṭṭantī vaṇa-de-adā vundā candā-ali-aṁ sacchalaṁ ṇivāredi.
  
   pu-ume-O Padmā; tumam-you; imiṇā-with this; vuttanteṇa-news; candā-ali-am-Candrāvalī; suhāvehi-please delight; aham-I; su-alam-to Subala; aṇusarissam-shall go; iti-thus; niśkrāntā-j-she exits; punaḥ-again; paśyanti-looking; esā-this; karālā-e-of Karālā; ajji-ā-e-of the noble woman; cittam-the mind; anuvaṭṭantī-following; vaṇa-of the forest; de-adā-the demigoddess; vundā-Vṛnda-devī; candā-ali-am-Candrāvalī; sa-with; cchalam-a trick; ṇivāredi-hinders.
  
  Nāndīmukhī: Padmā, with this news please make Candrāvalī happy. I will go to Subala. (Nāndīmukhī exits.)
  
  Padmā: (looking again) Understanding Karālā"s mind, Vṛndā, the goddess of Vṛndāvana forest, wants to stop Candrāvalī.
  
   (nepathye)
  kiṁ rādheva durantam icchasi balād unmādam ālambituṁ
   mugdhe mānaya mānanīya-jaratī-vākyaṁ bahir mā vraja
  eśa smera-vilocanāñcala-rucā cāpalyam ullāsayann
   āyāti vraja-sundarī-gaṇa-mano-māṇikya-hārī hariḥ
  
   nepathye-offstage; kim-why?; rādhā-Rādhā; iva-just like; durantam-uncontrollably; icchasi-do you desire; balāt-strong; unmadām-mad; ālambitum-to embrace; mugdhe-O bewildered girl; mānaya-obeying; mānanīya-which deserve respect; jaratī-old woman; vākyam-words; bahiḥ-outside; mā-don"t; vraja-go; eśaḥ-He; smera-amorous; vilocana-of the eyes; añcala-of the corners; rucā-with the luster; cāpalyam-agitation; ullāsayan-causing to manifest; āyati-coming near; vraja-of Vraja; sundarī-of the beautiful girls; gaṇa-of the multitude; manah-of the heart; māṇikya-the rubies; hārī-stealing; hariḥ-Hari.
  
  (Off-stage) Why do you, like Rādhā, irresistibly desire His strong intoxicating embraces? O silly girl, following the instructions of old Karālā, don"t go outside. With His charming amorous sidelong glances that cause agitation, Hari, appearing nearby, steals the rubies of the hearts of the beautiful girls of Vraja.
  
  (praviśya)
   candrāvalī: (sautkyaṁ samantād avalokya). kadhaṁ vundā-e alī-aṁ vva vyāharī-adi. kudo ettha kaṇho. (iti khedaṁ nāṭayati).
  
   praviśya-enters; sa-with; autsukyam-anxiety; samantāt-in all directions; avalokya-looking; kadham-how is it?; vundā-e-by Vṛndā; alī-am-cheating; vva-indeed; vyāharī-adi-is spoken; kudaḥ-where?; ettha-here; kaṇhaḥ-is Kṛṣṇa; iti-thus; khedam-distress; nāṭayati-represents dramatically.
  
  Candrāvalī: (enters and anxiously looking in all directions) Why does Vṛndā say these deceptive words? Where is Kṛṣṇa now? (She becomes distressed.)
  
   padmā: (upasṛtya, saṇskṛtena).
  na saṇtāpaṁ svāntād davayasi kathaṁ dāva-viśamaṁ
   ghana-svāśaiḥ kiṁ vā malinayasi bimbādharam api
  vanāntān kekābhiḥ sakhi śikhari-kakṣe mukharayan
   sakhī-sthalyāḥ kalyāṇy abhajad upaśalyaṁ yadu-patiḥ
  
   upasṛtya-appoaching; saṇskṛtena-in Sanskrit; na-not; saṇtāpam-distress; sva-antāt-from your heart; dāyasi-drive far away; katham-how is it?; dāva-viśamam-terrible forest-fire; ghana-deep; svāsaiḥ-with sighs; kim vā-and why?; malinayasi-are you polluting; bimba-like bimba fruits; adharam-lips; api-and; vana-of the forest; antan-the outskirts; -with the cries of teh peacocks; sakhi-O friend; śikhari-on the mountain (Govardhana); kakṣe-in the forest; mukharayan-talking; sakhī-sthalyāḥ-of the town Sakhisthali; kalyāṇi-O fortunate beautiful girl; abhajat-has attained; upaśalyam-the vicinity; yadu-of the Yadu dynasty; patiḥ-the master (Kṛṣṇa).
  
  Padmā: (approaching) O sakhi, why not drive that terrible forest-fire from your heart? Why pollute your bimba-fruit lips with those sighs? O beautiful one, making the forest resound with the peacocks" calls, Kṛṣṇa now stays near the village of Sakhīsthalī, by the side of Govardhana Hill!
  
   candrāvalī: (vilokya) kadhaṁ pi-a-sahī pa-umā. (iti gādham āliṅgya). avi ṇāma akkhalidaṁ bhaṇidā.
   padmā: adhaim.
  
   vilokya-glancing; kadham-how is it?; pi-a-dear; sahī-friend; pa-umā-Padmā; iti-thus; gādham-deeply; āliṅgya-embracing; avi ṇāma-perhaps; akkhalidam-truthfully; bhaṇidā-spoken; adha im-it is certainly so.
  
  Candrāvalī: (looking) Is this my dear friend Padmā? (Tightly embraces her). I hope what you say is true.
  
  Padmā: Yes, it is true.
  
   (tataḥ praviśati subalenānugamyamānaḥ kṛṣṇaḥ).
   kṛṣṇaḥ: paśya paśya.
  akalita-tāpas taraṇer
   asta-śiro-vīthibhis tirodhānāt
  asphuṭa-timira-vijṛmbhaḥ
   prathayati toṣaṁ niśārambhaḥ
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; subalena-by Subala; anugamyamānaḥ-followed; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; paśya paśya-look, look; akalita-weak; tāpaḥ-heat; taraṇeḥ-of the sun; asta-of the western mountain; śiraḥ-of the peaks; vīthibhiḥ-by the series; tirodhānāt-because of the dissappearance; asphuṭa-unclear; timira-of darkness; vijṛmbhaḥ-the yawning; prathayati-increases; toṣam-delight; niśa-of the evening; arambhaḥ-the beginning.
  
  (Accompanied by Subala, Kṛṣṇa enters.)
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Look! Look! The sun, whose heat has now dissipated, is setting behind the peaks of the western mountains. With it"s faint yawning of darkness, the beginning of evening is very pleasing!
  
   subalaḥ: vāssa, ajja go-dohaṇaṁ vi aṇavekkhi-a salālasao vi kiṁti ettha laddhosi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, mayuraṁ varnayaṭa kenacit priyāṁ candrāvalīṁ smārito "smi tad-vilokanāya lālaseyam.
   subalaḥ: kerisaṁ mora-vaṇṇaṇam.
  
   vāssa-O friend; ajja-today; gaḥ-of the cows; dohaṇam-milking; vi-even; aṇavekkhi-a-neglecting; sa-with; lālasaḥ-the delight (of performing pastimes); vi-even; kiṁti-what?; ettha-here; laddhosi-you have attained; sakhe-O friend; mayuram-the peacock; varnayatā-speaking; kenacit-by someone; priyām-beloved; candrāvalīm-Candrāvalī; smāritaḥ-reminded; asmi-I am; tat-of her; vilokanāya-for the sight; lālasa-desire; iyam-this; kerisam-like what?; mora-of the peacock; vaṇṇaṇam-description.
  
  Subala: O friend, even if You eager to enjoy Your pastimes this evening, You should not neglect milking the cows.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, some cowherd boy described a peacock, and that reminded Me of My beloved Candrāvalī. Now I yearn to see her.
  
  Subala: How did he describe the peacock?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  unmadena purataḥ śikhaṇḍinā
   tāṇḍave pṛthuni maṇḍalī-kṛtāṁ
  paśya nindita-mahendra-kārmukāṁ
   kṛṣṇa-candra-cala-candrakāvalim
  
   unmadena-intoxicated; purataḥ-in the presence; śikhaṇḍinā-by a peacock; tāṇḍave-in a frenzied dance; pṛthuni-extensive; maṇḍalī-into a circle; kṛtām-made; paśya-just see; nindita-criticized; mahendra-of Lord Indra; kārmukām-the bow (the rainbow); kṛṣṇa-dark; candra-of the moon; cala-moving; candraka-the eye in a peacock's tail (or the moon); avalim-series.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: He said, "Look at the tail feathers of this wildly dancing peacock! They are like a cluster (āvali) of moving dark moons (candra), and eclipse even the rainbow!"
  
   subalaḥ: tado ā-aṭṭhaṇaṁ vaṁśī-kalaṁ ullāsehi.
   (kṛṣṇo vaktre veṇuṁ vinyasyati).
   candrāvalī: (niśamya. saghūrṇam). savvadā suvvantivī vi assuda-arī vi-a vimhāvedi dummuhī muralī.
  
   tadaḥ-therefore; ā-aṭṭhaṇam-attractive; vaṁśī-of the flute; kalam-sweet sound; ullāsehi-please manifest; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; vaktre-to His mouth; venum-the flute; vinyasyati-places; niśamya-having heard; sa-with; ghūrṇam-agitation; savvada-at all times; suvvantivi-although heard; assuda-unheard; arī-being; vi-a-as if; vimhāvedi-amazes; dummuhī-harshly speaking; muralī-flute.
  
  Subala: Then attract her with the sweet sounds of Your flute.
  
  (Kṛṣṇa places the flute to His mouth.)
  
  Candrāvalī: (hearing the sound of Kṛṣṇa's flute, she becomes agitated) Whenever I hear this harsh flute, its music fills me with wonder, as if I had never heard it before!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe subala, adya candrāvalī-prasāde tvayā mamānukūlena bhavitavyam.
   subalaḥ: adha im.
   padmā: halā, pekkha. eso veṇu-saṇṇā-e tumaṁ tuvarāvedi go-ulenda-ṇandaṇo.
  
   sakhe-O friend; subala-Subala; adya-now; candrāvalī-of Candrāvalī; prasāde-mercy; tvayā-because of you; mama-My; ānūkūlena-for the sake; bhavitavyam-may be; adha im-yes, indeed; halā-O; pekkha-look; esaḥ-He; veṇu-of the flute; saṇṇā-e-with the signal; tumam-to you; tuvarāvedi-hastening; go-ulenda-of the king of Gokula; ṇandaṇaḥ-the son (Kṛṣṇa).
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend Subala, today you must help Me obtain Candrāvalī's mercy.
  
  Subala: Yes.
  
  Padmā: Sakhi, listen! With the sound of His flute, Nanda-nandana calls you to quickly come to Him!
  
   candrāvalī: (vilokya. saṇskṛtena).
  sakhi murali viśāla-cchidra-jālena pūrṇā
   laghur atikaṭhinā tvaṁ granthilā nirasāsi
  tad api bhajasī śvaśvac cumbanānanda-sāndraṁ
   hari kara-parirambhaṁ kena puṇyodayena
  
   vilokya-looking; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; sakhi murali-O friend the flute; viśāla-big; cchidra-faults; jālena-so many; pūrṇā-full; laghuḥ-very light; atikaṭhinā-very hard; tvam-you; granthilā-crooked; nīrasā-dry; asi-are; tat api-therefore; bhajasi-you obtain through service; śvaśvat-continuously; cumbana-ānanda-the bliss of Hari's kissing; sāndram-intense; hari-kara-parirambham-embracing by the hands of Hari; kena-by what; puṇya-udayena-performed pious activities.
  
  Candrāvalī: (listening) My friend the flute, you are full of big faults. You are light, very hard, dry and crooked. What pious activities have you performed to obtain the great happiness of Hari's kisses and embraces?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (puro dṛṣṭvā, sānandam) sakhe, seyaṁ mama locanendīvara-candrikā candrāvalī. (iti sādaram upetya).
  
   purah-ahead; dṛṣṭvā-looking; sa-with; anandam-bliss; sakhe-O friend; sa-she; iyam-this; mama-My; locana-of the eyes; indīvara-of the night lotus flowers; candrikā-moonlight; candrāvalī-Candrāvalī; iti-thus; sa-with; adaram-respect; upetya-approaching.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (looking ahead, He happily says) Friend, here is Candrāvalī, the moon for the night lotuses of My eyes! (Kṛṣṇa approaches respectfully.)
  
   priye,
  candras tava mukha-bimbaṁ
   candrā nakharāṇi kuṇḍale candrau
  nava-candras tu lalāṭaṁ
   satyaṁ candrāvalī tvam asi
   (candrāvalī lajjate).
  
   priye-O beloved; candraḥ-moon; tava-your; mukha-of the face; bimbam-circle; candrah-moons; nakharāṇi-nails; kuṇḍale-two earrings; candrau-moons; nava-new; candraḥ-moon; tu-and; lalāṭam-forehead; satyam-in truth; candrāvalī-Candrāvalī; tvam-you; asi-are; candrāvalī-Candrāvalī; lajjate-becomes embarrassed.
  
  O beloved! Your face is a moon, your nails are moons, your earrings are two moons, and your forehead is a new moon. You are rightly called Candrāvalī! (Candrāvalī is embarrassed.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye, duṣṭa-dānava-damanābhiniveśāt tvan-mukha-candra aprekṣamāṇa yātayāmā bhavantyo "pi na yāta-yāmā bhavanti mamāmūr yāminyaḥ.
  
   priye-O beloved; duṣṭa-wicked; dānava-of the demons; damanā-the curbings; abhiniveśāt-because of concentration; tvat-your; mukha-of the face; candram-moon; aprekṣamāṇasya-not seeing; yāta-yāmā-useless; bhavantyah-because of your; api-although; na-not; yāta-yāmāḥ-useless; bhavanti-they are; mama-My; amuḥ-these; yāminyaḥ-nights.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, unable, because I was busy killing so many wicked demons, to see the moon of your face, I wasted so many nights!
  
   candrāvalī: sundara, bhamarassa via ṇava-ṇavāṇusāriṇī de pa-idī kadhaṁ cirāsaṅga-ṇīrasāsu pa-umiṇīsu ahiramadu.
  
   sundara-O handsome boy; bhamarassa-of a bumble-bee; vi-a-just like; ṇava-newer; ṇava-and newer; aṇusāriṇī-female friends; de-Your; pa-idī-nature; kadham-how is it?; cira-for a lont time; asaṅga-because of contact; ṇīrarāsu-withered; pa-umiṇīsu-among the lotus flowers; ahiramadu-may enjoy.
  
  Candrāvalī: O handsome one, You are like a bumble-bee that always seeks a new girlfriend. How can You enjoy the lotus flowers withered from a long separation from You?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye candrāvalī, pratipad-āloke tvaṁ sarveśāṁ nava-navāsi. tad adya nirvāpaya virahottāpaṁ pariśvaṅga-rasena.
  
   priye-dear; candrāvalī-O Candrāvalī; pratipat-of the beginning; āloke-in the sight; tvam-your; sarveśam-of all; nava-newer; nava-and newer; asi-are; tat-therefore; adya-at this moment; nirvāpaya-please cool; viraha-of separation; uttāpam-the burning distress; pariśvaṅga-of an embrace; rasena-with the nectar.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: My dear Candrāvalī, whenever I see you, you are always fresher than everyone else. Therefore, with the nectar of your embrace, now please extinguish the flame of My separation from you!
  
   padmā: pi-a-sahī-viraheṇa kudo tumha tāvuppattī.
   subalaḥ: a-i, mā kkhu evvaṁ bhaṇa. eso candā-alī-viraheṇa saṇtatto sī-alā-e jaladhārā-e kacche dehaṁ ṇikkhivi-a satiṇṇo ca-uro vi-a ṇaṁ jjevva candā-ali-aṁ savvado peccha-i vāsso.
  
   pi-a-dear; sahī-of the friend (Candrāvalī); viraheṇa-because of the separation; kudaḥ-why?; tumha-your; tāvuppattī-burning distress; a-i-Alas; mā-don"t; kkhu-indeed; evvam-in this way; bhaṇa-speak; esaḥ-He; candā-alī-of Candrāvalī; viraheṇa-because of the separation; saṇtattaḥ-burning with distress; sī-alā-e-cooling; jaladhārā-e-of a water-filled cloud (dhā-rā); kacche-in the vicinity; deham-body; nikkhivi-a-having placed; satiṇṇaḥ-thirsty; ca-uraḥ-cakora bird; vi-a-like; ṇam-this; jjevva-indeed; candā-alim-Candrāvalī; savvadaḥ-everywhere; peccha-i-sees; vāssaḥ-friend.
  
  Padmā: How can it be that Kṛṣṇa is burning in separation from my dear sakhi?
  
  Subala: Ayi! Don"t speak in this way! As a thirsty cakora bird always striving for a cooling, water-filled cloud, so my friend, burning in separation, always wants to see Candrāvalī!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye, śrūyatām.
  vipināntare milantī
   madhura-rasā śītala-sparśā
  amṛta-mayī tvad-virahe
   samajani mama tāpa-nuttaye rādhā
   (iti saṁbhramam) dhārā dhārā.
  
   priye-O beloved; srūyatām-this should be heard; vipina-of the forest; antare-within; milantī-assembling; madhura-sweet (or filled with madhura-rasa); rasā-nectar; śītala-cool; sparśā-to the touch; amṛta-of nectar; mayī-consisting; tvat-of you; virahe-in the separation; samajani-became manifested; mama-My; tāpa-of the burning distress; nuttaye-for removing; rādhā-Rādhā; iti-thus; saṁbhramam-confused; dhāra dhāra-a stream of water, a stream of water.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, listen. During our separation, when I was in the forest, there was only one thing to relieve My fever of separation. That thing was full of nectar, cooling to the touch and very sweet. It was Rādhā... (confused) Oh, I meant dhārā, the stream of water, the stream of water!
  
   candrāvalī: (sābhyasūyam) gaccha, rāhaṁ jjeva sevehi.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye, dharety avadam.
   candrāvalī: jādaṁ kadhaṁ doṇaṁ vaṇṇāṇaṁ vivarīdattaṇam.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye, dvayor varṇayoḥ karṇayor vā viparītatvam ity asminn asti vicāraḥ.
  
   sa-with; abhyasuyam-anger and jealousy; gaccha-go!; rāham-Rādhā; jjeva-indeed; sevehi-serve!; priye-O beloved; dhāra-a stream of water; iti-thus; avadam-I said; jādam-produced; kadham-how is it?; doṇam-of the two; vaṇṇāṇam-of the syllables; vivarīdattanam-the opposite; priye-O beloved; dvayoḥ-of the two; varṇayoḥ-syllables; karṇayoḥ-on the ears; vā-or; viparītatvam-the opposite; iti-thus; asmin-in this; asti-is; vicāraḥ-consideration.
  
  Candrāvalī: (with jealous anger) Go away and serve Your Rādhā!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, I said dhārā, a stream, not Rādhā.
  
  Candrāvalī: Then why did my ears hear something else?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O beloved, your ears did not hear it right.
  
   candrāvalī: (rośāruṇaṁ mukham ānamayya). a-i dāna-sauṇḍa. alam edā-e avahitthā-e. ajja appaṇo maṇahāriṇo suvaṇṇa-ju-alassa viṇṇāsādo sāhu māhurī-pūrida-kaṇṇamhi kidā.
  
   rośa-with anger; aruṇam-red; mukham-face; ānamayya-bowing; a-i-O; dāna-sauṇda-generous; alam-what is the need; edā-e-of this; avahitthā-e-pretense; ajja-today; appaṇaḥ-of the self; maṇahāriṇaḥ-captivating; suvaṇṇa-gold; ju-alassa-of the two (earrings); viṇṇāsāddaḥ-because of the placing; sāhu-very well; māhurī-with nectar; pūrita-filled; kaṇṇamhi-my ears; kidā-performed.
  
  Candrāvalī: (bowing her head, and red with anger) O generous Kṛṣṇa, what is the use of pretending? Now my ears are flooded with the sweetness of those two golden syllables, syllables that enchant the heart.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  yathārtheyaṁ vāṇī tava cakita-sāraṅga-nayane
   suvarṇālankāro madhurayati yat te śruti-yugam
  mukhendor antas te bahir api suvarṇa-cyutir iyaṁ
   mama śrotra-dvandvaṁ nayana-yugalaṁ cākulayati
  
   yatha-artha-appropriate; iyam-this; vāṇī-word; tava-your; cakita-trembling; sāraṅga-of a deer; nayane-eyes; suvarṇa-of gold; alankāraḥ-ornament; madhurayati-sweet; yat-because; te-your; śruti-of ears; yugam-pair; mukha-of the face; indoḥ-of the moon; antaḥ-end; te-of you; bahiḥ-outside; api-even; suvarṇa-of the gold; cyutih-falling; iyam-this; mama-My; śrotra-of ears; dvandvam-pair; nayana-of eyes; yugalam-pair; ca-and; akulayati-excites.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O girl with eyes of a frightened doe, what you say is right. These golden ornaments have decorated your ears and filled them with sweetness. Now the golden radiance emanating from your moon-like face excites My eyes, and the sweet sounds coming from your mouth excite My ears!
  
   padmā: halā appaṇo adiṭṭhaṁ sumarantī mā khijjehi. jutto rāhāṇurattassa imassa rāhā-ṇāma-mayī saṅkadhā.
   candrāvalī: (niśvasya) sahi pa-ume, evam ṇedam.
  
   halā-O; appaṇaḥ-of the self; adiṭṭham-misfortune; sumarantī-remembering; mā-don"t; khijjehi-become depressed; juttaḥ-appropriate; rāhā-of Rādhā; aṇurattassa-of one who is attached; imassa-of him; rāhā-of Rādhā; ṇāma-of the name; mayi-consisting; saṅkadhā-speech; niśvasya-sighing; sahi-O friend; pa-ume-Padmā; evam ṇedam-this is true.
  
  Padmā: Sakhi, don't be sad thinking about your own misfortune. It is proper that one who is attached to Rādhā always repeats Her name.
  
  Candrāvalī: (sighs) Sakhi Padmā, it is true.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye, bāḍham anāśaṅkanīyam evedam. yataḥ.
  tasya ṣoḍaśa-kalasya ṣoḍaśī
   vallabhā sphurati yā nabhas-tale
  rādhayā suvadane kathaṁ tayā
   saṅgatir bhuvi mamādya saṁbhavet
  
   priye-O beloved; bāḍham-assuredly; anāśaṅkanīyam-not worthy of suspicion; eva-indeed; idam-this; yataḥ-because; tasya-of Him; śoḍaśa-kalasya-endowed with sixteen phases (the moon); śoḍaśī-the 16th constellation named Viśākhā (also named Rādhā); vallabhā-dear; sphurati-is manifested; yā-who; nabhaḥ-of the sky; tale-on the surface; rādhayā-by Rādhā; suvadane-O beautiful-faced girl; katham-how is it; tayā-by her; saṅgatiḥ-contact; bhuvi-on the ground; mama-My; adya-now; saṁbhavet-may be possible.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, please don"t worry. O girl with the beautiful face, the word "Rādhā" means "the constellation Viśākhā, dear to the moon shining in the sky". How can I, who stand on the earth, meet her?
  
   padmā: ca-u-saṭṭhi-kalā-sāliṇo de ṇa kkhu sāvi solaha-kalassa vallahā dullahā
  
   ca-u-saṭṭhi-sixty-four; kalā-arts; sāliṇaḥ-expert; de-of You; ṇa-not; kkhu-indeed; sāvi-some girl; solaha-kalassa-endowed with sixteen phases (of the moon); vallahā-beloved; dullahā-difficult to attain.
  
  Padmā: You are learned in sixty-four arts (kalā). It is not so difficult for You to attain this girl, beloved of the moon with sixteen phases (kalā).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sapraśrayaṁ avalokya).
  candrāvalī-vadana-puśkara-saṅgi-gaṇḍa-
   candrāvalī-katara-tarka-kalaṅkitāṅgau
  śaṅkākulo "tra kalayan kamalāyatākṣi
   sāṁ kāku-lola-hrdayaḥ pravisāmi nāham
  
   sa-with; praśrayam-humbleness; avalokya-glancing; candrāvalī-of Candrāvalī; vadana-of the face; puśkara-lotus flower; saṅgi-contact; gaṇḍa-cheeks; candrau-two; alīkatara-very false; tarka-logic; kalaṅkita-polluted; aṅgau-limbs; śaṅka-anxiety; ākula-filled with; atra-then; sāṁ-pacify; kāku-sorrow; lola-agitated; hṛdayaḥ-heart; praviśāmi-enter; na-not; aham-I.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (looking with affection) O girl with the lotus eyes, when I see that the two moon-like cheeks in the sky of Candrāvalī"s face are blackened by this false logic, My heart becomes sad and I cannot be happy.
  
   candrāvalī: (savyāja-prasādam) de-a, ṇaṁ kkhu go-ula-jaṇa-jī-aṇa-bhūdassa de savva-suha-kāridā-guṇaṁ kā kkhu hada-buddhi-ā ṇa sahadi. tā ṇipphaleṇa saṅko-eṇa sādaṅko hohi.
  
   sa-with; vyāja-feigned; prasādam-calmness; de-a-O playful or shining one; na-not; kkhu-indeed; go-ula-of Gokula; jaṇa-of the people; jī-aṇa-the life; bhūdassa-produced; de-of You; savva-all; suha-happiness; kārida-the state of doing; gunam-quality; kā-who; kkhu-indeed; hada-struck; buddhi-ā-intelligence; ṇa-not; sahadi-is able to control; tā-therefore; ṇipphaleṇa-useless; saṅko-eṇa-with shrinking away; mā-don"t; sādaṅkaḥ-worried; hohi-become.
  
  Candrāvalī: (with pretended calmness) O playful one, O life of Gokula"s people, what foolish girl is not delighted by Your qualities that give happiness to everyone? Therefore, please don't worry about my useless shyness and hesitation.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam) gariṣṭhām api manyu-mudrāṁ dhīreyaṁ mukha-mādhuryeṇa nihnute. (prakāśam) priye kṛtam anena gaurava-viśodgāreṇa. rośokti-mādhvīkam eva varaṁ variṣṭham.
  
   svagatam-aside; gariṣṭhām-most intense; api-although; manyu-of anger; mudrām-symptoms; dhīra-sober; iyam-she; mukha-of the face; mādhuryeṇa-with sweetness; nihnute-denies; prakāśam-openly; priye-O beloved; kṛtam-done; anena-with this; gaurava-respectable; viśa-of poison; udgārena-coming out; rośa-angry; ukti-words; mādhvīkam-sweet nectar; eva-indeed; varam-excellent; variṣṭham-best.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (aside) With a sweet face this girl hides the signs of her great anger. (Openly) Beloved, what is the use of this poison of respectful words? The mādhvīka nectar of your anger is much sweeter!
  
   candrāvalī: go-ulāṇanda, tumha purado muhaṁ daṁseduṁ ṇa pahavāmi. jaṁ pragabbhaṁ vāharantī avaraddhammi tā gharaṁ gamissam. kṛṣṇaḥ: (sānunayam) priye, prasīda prasīda. baddho "yam añjaliḥ.
  
   go-ula-of Gokula; ananda-O bliss; tumha-Your; puradaḥ-presence; muham-face; daṁsedum-to show; ṇa-not; pahavāmi-I am not able; jam-because; prabbham-arrogant; vāharantī-speaking; avaraddhammi-I am an offender; tā-therefore; gharam-home; gamissam-I shall go; sa-with; anunayam-an appeal; priye-O beloved; prasīda-be merciful, be merciful; baddhaḥ-folded; ayam-these; añjaliḥ-folded hands.
  
  Candrāvalī: O bliss of Gokula, I cannot show my face before You, because, speaking arrogantly, I have offended You. Therefore I will go home.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (appealing) Beloved, be kind, be kind! I am begging you with folded hands!
  
   candrāvalī: suha-a, ujju-aṁ vi-āharantīm kīsa māṁ alī-aṁ saṅkasi. tā aṇujāṇehi maṁ bhadda-ālī-daṁsaṇassa. (iti padmayā saha niśkrāntā).
  
   suha-O fortunate one; ujju-am-in a straightforward way; vi-āharantīm-speaking; kīsa-why?; mām-me; alī-am-untrue; saṅkasi-You suspect; tā-therefore; aṇujāṇehi-please give permission; mām-to me; bhadda-ālī-of Bhadrakālī; daṁsaṇassa-seeing; iti-thus; padmayā-Padmā; saha-along with; niśkrāntā-exits.
  
  Candrāvalī: O fortunate one, I speak the truth. Why do You think I am cheating You? Please allow me to see the deity of Bhadrakālī.
  
  (Accompanied by Padmā, Candrāvalī exits.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, mahānubhāvām etāṁ mac-citta-mahākāśa-candrāvalīm api balīyas-tamaḥkandalībhir avaskanditām ālokya nirāloko "smi.
   subalaḥ: pi-a-vāssa, kiṁti evvaṁ bhaṇāsi. sā kkhu adakkhiṇā ṇa diṭṭha.
  
   sakhe-O friend; maha-great; anubhāvām-splendor; etām-this; mat-My; citta-of the heart; mahā-great; akāśa-in the sky; candrāvalīm-Candrāvalī; api-although; balīyaḥ-more powerful; tamaḥ-kandalībhiḥ-by the dark Rahu planet; avaskanditām-eclipsed; ālokya-having seen; nirālokaḥ-unable to see; asmi-I am; pi-a-dear; vāssa-friend; kimti-why indeed?; evvam-in this way; bhaṇāsi-You are speaking; sā-she; kkhu-indeed; adakkhinā-cunning; ṇa-not; diṭṭha-seen.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, the shining moon of Candrāvalī in the sky of My heart was eclipsed by the powerful dark Rāhu planet of her anger, and now I am in darkness.
  
  Subala: Dear friend, why do You talk like this? I did not notice any anger in her.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe, bāḍhaṁ durūhā mahīyasāṁ prakṛtiḥ. tathedānīm.
  nyaviśata nayanānte kāpi sāralya-niṣṭhā
   vacasi ca vinayena stotra-bhaṅgī nyavātsīt
  ajani ca mayi bhūyān saṁbhramas tena tasyā
   vyavṛṇuta hṛdi manyuṁ susṭhu dāksiṇyam eva
  
   sakhe-O friend; bāḍham-greatly; durūhā-difficult to understand; mahīyamām-of the great; prakṛtiḥ-the nature; tatha-therefore; idānīm-now; nyaviśata-entered; nayana-of the eyes; ante-on the corner; ka api-some; sāralya-to honesty; niṣṭha-faithful; vacasi-in words; ca-and; vinayena-with humbleness; stotra-prayers; bhaṅgī-wave; nyavātsīt-held; ajani-was produced; ca-and; mayi-for Me; bhuyān-great; saṁbhramaḥ-reverence; tena-by that; tasyāḥ-of her; vyavṛṇuta-hiding; hṛdi-in the heart; manyum-anger; susthu-greatly; dāksiṇyam- submission; eva-indeed.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, the nature of great souls is not easy to understand. Although there was some honesty and simplicity in the corners of her eyes, although her lips humbly glorified Me, and although she showed great respect to Me, under the disguise of obedience she hid a great anger in her heart.
  
   tad ehi manorāriṇi, tasmin keśara-kūnje niviśya candrāvalī-saṅgomapāyam aṅgī-karomi. (iti parikramya) sakhe, seyaṁ bakulāvali-mañjulā nikuñja-vīthī. paśya paśya.
  
   tat-therefore; ehi-please go; manohārini-charming; tasmin-in that; keśara-of bakula trees; kuñje-in the grove; niviśya-having entered; candrāvalī-with Candrāvalī; saṅgama-contact; upāyam-a means; aṅgī-karomi-I shall accept; iti-thus; parikramya-He walks; sakhe-O friend; sa-she; iyam-this; bakula-of bakula trees; avali-with a multitude; mañjulā-charming; nikuñja-of groves; vīthī-series; paśya paśya-look, look.
  
  Come. Entering this charming grove of bakula trees, we will think of a strategy to meet Candrāvalī again. (They walk.) O friend, this forest path with many bakula trees is so beautiful! Look! Look!
  
  sphurati saro dakṣiṇataḥ
   savye vāpi samantataḥ kalyāḥ
  iti keśarāṭavīyaṁ
   pramadaṁ nīrādhikā kurute
  
   sphurati-glittering; sarah-lake; dakṣiṇataḥ-from the right side; savye-on the left; vāpi-a pond; samantataḥ-in every direction; kalyāḥ-small artificial canal or river; iti-thus; keśara-of bakula trees; aṭavi-forest; iyam-this; pramadam-delight; nīra-of water; ādhikā-abundance; kurute-performs.
  
  On the right is a glittering lake, and on the left there are many small rivers. This water-filled forest of bakula trees is so pleasant!
  
   subalaḥ: (svagatam) laddho ma-e osaro. (prakāśam) vassa, sarāhi-ā jjevva tuha pamadam kura-i kiṁti ṇīrāhi-ā tti bhaṇāsi.
  
   svagatam-aside; laddhaḥ-attained; ma-e-by me; osaraḥ-opportunity; prakāśam-openly; vāssa-O friend; sarāhi-ā-accompanied by Rādhā; jjevva-certainly; tuha-Your; pamadam-delight; kura-i-performs; kimti-why indeed?; ṇīrā hi-ā-without Rādhā; tti-thus; bhaṇāsi-You say.
  
  Subala: (to himself) This is a good opportunity for me. (Openly) O friend, Rādhikā gives You great happiness. Why do You say that this forest is pleasant without Rādhikā?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (subalam āliṅgya) sakhe, satyaṁ bhavīśi. tad adya rādhikā yathemāṁ keśara-nikuñja-lakṣmīm alaṅkaroti tathā mad-girā saṇdiśyatām lalitā.
   subalaḥ: jaṁ āṇabedi pia-bāssa. (iti niśkrāntaḥ).
  
   subalam-Subala; āliṅgya-embraces; sakhe-O friend; satyam-the truth; bravīśi-you speak; tat-therefore; adya-now; rādhikā-Rādhā; yatha-just as; imām-this; keśara-of bakula trees; nikuñja-of the grove; lakṣmīm-the beauty; alaṅkaroti-decorates; tathā-in that way; mat-My; girā-by the words; saṇdiśyatam-should be instructed; lalitā-Lalitā; jaṁ āṇabedi-as directed; pia-bāssa-by my dear friend; iti niśkrāntaḥ-he exits.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (embracing Subala) Friend, you say the truth! Rādhā would decorate the beauty of this grove of bakula trees. Please, repeat My words to Lalitā.
  
  Subala: I will do as my dear friend says. (He exists.)
  
   (tataḥ praviśati padmā madhumaṅgalaś ca).
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: pa-ume, ma-e ajja vāsseṇa cāḍu-āriṇā aṇunīdā vi candāvalī ṇa pasaṇṇa.
   padmā: adha iṁ
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; padmā-Padmā; madhumaṅgalaḥ-Madhumaṅgala; ca-and; pa-ume-O Padmā; sudam-heard; ma-e-by me; ajja-today; vāssena-by the friend (Kṛṣṇa); cāḍu-āriṇā-speaking flattering words; aṇuṇīdā-appealed; vi-although; candāvalī-Candrāvalī; ṇa-not; pasaṇṇa-satisfied; adha-im-yes, it is true.
  
  (Padmā and Madhumaṅgala enters).
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Padmā, I heard that even though He flattered her with many words, today Candrāvalī was not pleased with my friend.
  
  Padmā: Yes, it is true.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: ṇūṇaṁ vāsso vi sisaṇṇaṁ vaṭṭa-i. tā juttā doṇaṁ saṅgame amhāṇaṁ saha-āridā.
   padmā: ajja, ado jjevva ma-e aṇusaridosi.
  
   ṇūṇam-now; vāssaḥ-my friend (Kṛṣṇa); vi-indeed; visaṇṇam-dejected; vaṭṭa-i-has become; tā-therefore; juttā-fitting; doṇam-of the two; saṅgame-in the meeting; amhāṇam-of us two; saha-āridā-assistance; ajja-O pious boy; ado jevva-for this reason; ma-e-by me; aṇusaridosi-you are followed.
  
  Madhumaṅgalaḥ: Now my friend is unhappy. Therefore we must help them meet again.
  
  Padmā: O noble one, I will help you.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (puro dṛṣṭvā) pa-ume, pekkha eso pi-a-vāsso chappada-metta-sahā-o kesara-kuṇḍage kiṁpi mantedi.
   padmā: ajja, ladā-jālehiṁ antaridā bhavi-a suṇamha kiṁ eso bhaṇaditti.
   (iti tathā sthitau).
  
  puraḥ-ahead; dṛṣṭva-having looked; pa-ume-O Padmā; pekkha-look; esaḥ-He; pi-a-dear; vāssaḥ-friend; chappada-with a bumble-bee; metta-exclusive; sahā-aḥ-companion; kesara-of bakula trees; kuṇḍage-in the grove; kiṁpi-something; mantedi-is consulting; ajja-O pious boy; ladā-of the creepers;; jālehim-by the networks; antaridā-in the middle; bhavi-a-having gone; suṇamha-we shall hear; kim-what; esaḥ-He; bhaṇaditti-is saying; iti-thus; tathā-in that way; sthitau-situated.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (looking ahead) Padmā, look! In this bakula forest my dear friend Kṛṣṇa is talking about something with a bumble-bee, who is now His only friend.
  
  Padmā: O noble one, let us hide behind these creepers and hear what He says.
  
  (They do that.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (rādhām smaran. sotkaṇṭham).
  prasarati yad bhrū-cāpe ślathajyam
   akarot smaro dhanuḥ pauṣpam
  madhurima-maṇi-mañjūṣā
   bhūṣāyai me priyā sāstu
  
   rādhām-Rādhā; smaran-remembering; sa-with; utkaṇṭham-agitation; prasarati-extending; yat-because; bhrū-of the eyebrows; cāpe-in the bow; ślathajyam-loosened; akarot-performed; smarah-Kāmadeva; dhanuḥ-bow; pauśpam-fashioned from flowers; madhurima-of sweetness; maṇi-of the jewels; mañjūśa-a box; bhūśāyati-for an ornament; me-of Me; priyā-beloved; sa-she; astu-may be.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (remembering Rādhā, He becomes filled with longing) When She raises the bow of Her eyebrows, Kāmadeva slackens his flower bow. May My beloved, who is like a jewel box of sweetness, become an ornament decorating Me.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: pa-ume, eso ukkaṇthā-e tujjha pi-a-sahīṁ cce-a vaṇṇedi. tā ehi. turidaṁ gadu-a ṇaṁ samāṇemha.
   padmā: ajja, suṭṭhu ṇiṭṭhaṅkidaṁ suṇamha jaṁ bahu-vallaho eso.
  
   pa-ume-O Padmā; esaḥ-He; ukkaṇṭhā-e-with longing; tujjha-Your; pi-a-dear; sahīm-friend (Candrāvalī); cce-a-certainly; vaṇṇedi-is describing; tā-therefore; ehi-please go; ṇam-to her; samāṇemha-clearly; suṭṭhu-right; ṇiṭṭhaṅkidam-express in words; suṇamha-hear; jam-who; bahu-very; vallahaḥ-beloveds; esaḥ-He.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Padmā, with great longing He describes your dear sakhi. Let us quickly go and bring her.
  
  Padmā: O noble one, let us hear fully that He says, since He has many beloveds.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (punaḥ sautsukyam)
  sā mukha-suṣamā nirjita-rākā-
   candrā valī-lasan-madhyā...
   (ity ardhokte)
  
   punaḥ-again; sa-with; autsukyam-longing; sā-Her; mukha-face; suśamā-very beautiful; nirjita-conquered; rākā-candrā-the full moon; vali-with folds of skin; lasat-beautified; madhyā-the waist; iti-thus; ardha-middle; ukte-in the speech.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (again, with longing) The beauty of Her face defeats the full moon, and Her waist is beautiful with three folds of skin... (Kṛṣṇa stops in the middle.)
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: pa-ume, alaṁ idaṁ imādo pareṇa sudeṇa tuṇṇaṁ gacchamha.
   padmā: juttaṁ kadhesi.
   (ity ubhau javena dūraṁ parikrāmataḥ).
  
   pa-ume-O Padmā; alam-enough!; idam-with this; imādaḥ-from this place; pareṇa-with further; sudeṇa-with hearing; tuṇṇam-quickly; gacchamha-let us go; juttam-appropriately; kadhesi-you speak; iti-thus; ubhau-the two; javena-quickly; dūram-far away; parikrāmataḥ-walk.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Padmā, why listen any more? Let us quickly go!
  
  Padmā: You are right.
  
  (They quickly walk far away).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  ..ṁuhurā dhāsyati rādhā
   mad-urasi rasikā ātmanam
  
   muhurā-moment; dhāsyati-will place; rādhā-Rādhā; mat-My; urasi-on the chest; rasikā-full of rasa; kim-will?; ātmanam-personally.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: ...when will Rādhā, filled with sweetness, embrace My chest?
  
   padmā: ajja, evvam bhaṇāmi. māṇiṇī-e pi-a-sahī-e sa-aṁ samā-amejña lāhavaṁ hodi. tā parāvaṭṭi-a kaṇhaṁ viṇṇavehi.
  
   ajja-O noble one; evvam-in this way; bhaṇāmi-I speak; māṇiṇī-e-proud; pi-a-dear; sahī-e-of the friend; sa-am-personally; samā-amena-with the meeting; lāhavam-disrespectful; hodi-will be; tā-therefore; parāvaṭṭi-a-having returned; kaṇham-to Kṛṣṇa; viṇṇavehi-please inform.
  
  Padmā: O noble one, please listen. My proud sakhi may be harsh with Kṛṣṇa. Therefore, go back and tell Him about it.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: sohaṇaṁ mantesi. (iti kṛṣṇāntim āsādya). pi-a-vāssa, pacchaṇṇeṇa bhavi-a savvaṁ de a-aṇṇidaṁ ma-e ukkhaṇṭhāva-aṇaṁ. tā āṇavehi. taṁ jjevva tujjha vallaham turi-aṁ samāṇemi.
  
   sohaṇam-the proper thing; mantesi-you are speaking; iti-thus; kṛṣṇa-Kṛṣṇa; antim-the presence; āsādya-attains; pi-a-dear; vāssa-O friend; pacchaṇṇena-by hidding; bhavi-a-having become; savvam-all; de-of You; aṇṇidam-heard; ma-e-by me; ukkaṇṭhā-of longing; va-aṇam-words; tā-that; āṇavehi-please order; tam-her; jjevva-certainly; tujjha-Your; vallaham-beloved; turi-am-quickly; samāṇemi-I shall bring.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: You speak right. (Madhumaṅgala approaches Kṛṣṇa). Dear friend, by eavesdropping I heard Your words of longing. Just say, and I will quickly bring Your beloved!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (saślāgham āliṅgya) sakhe, mad-anugraheṇa śīghram ānaya.
   (madhumaṅgalaḥ parikramya padmayā saha niśkrāntaḥ).
  
   sa-with; ślāgham-praise; āliṅgya-embracing; sakhe-O friend; mat-My; anugrahena-the mercy; śīghram-quickly; ānaya-bring; madhumaṅgalaḥ-Madhumaṅgala; parikramya-returns; padmayā-by Padmā; saha-accompanied; niśkrāntaḥ-exits.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (praising Madhumaṅgala, Kṛṣṇa embraces him) Friend, be merciful to Me and quickly bring Her!
  
  (Madhumaṅgala returns to Padmā and they exit.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: aho paramotkaṇṭhānāṁ premṇām utkaṇṭhā-kāritvam.
  bhramare "pi guñjati nikuñja-koṭare
   manute manas tu maṇi-nūpura-dhvanim
  anilena cañcati tṛṇāñcale "pi tām
   purataḥ priyām upagatāṁ viśaṅkate
  
   ahaḥ-O; parama-supreme; utkaṇṭhānām-of longing; premṇām-of love; utkaṇṭhā-of longing; kāritvam-the cause; bhramare-bumble-bees; api-even; guñjati-buzzes; nikuñja-of the grove; koṭare-in the interior; manute-considers; manah-mind; tu-but; maṇi-jewelled; nūpura-ankle-bells; dhvanim-sound; anilena-by the wind; cañcati-moves; tṛṇa-of the grass; añcale-the border; api-even; tām-her; purataḥ-presence; priyām-beloved; upagatām-arrived; viśaṅkate-suspect.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Ah, love causes such a strong longing! When a bumble-bee hums in the grove, My heart thinks it is the sound of My beloved"s tinkling anklets, and when the grass moves in the wind, My heart thinks My beloved has come!
  
   (tataḥ praviśati padmā-madhumaṅgalābhyāṁ saṅgatā candrāvalī).
   candrāvalī: halā pa-ume, kiṁ eso ba-ula-kuṇḍago dīsa-i.
   padmā: adha im. tā tūṇṇaṁ ehi. (iti parikrāmati).
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; padmā-by Padmā; madhumaṅgalābhyām-and Madhumaṅgala; saṅgatā-accompanied; candrāvalī-Candrāvalī; halā-O; pa-ume-Padmā; kim-what; esaḥ-this; ba-ula-of bakula trees; kuṇḍagaḥ-grove; dīsa-i-is seen; adha im-yes, indeed; tā-therefore; tūṇṇam-quickly; ehi-go there; iti-thus; parikrāmati-she walks.
  
  (Accompanied by Padmā and Madhumaṅgala, Candrāvalī enters.)
  
  Candrāvalī: Sakhi Padmā, is this a grove of bakula trees?
  
  Padmā: Yes. Let us quickly go there. (They walk there.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (nūpura-ravam ākarṇya) hanta, bhūriśo bhrāmito "smi bhramarī-jhaṅkāraiḥ. tad alaṁ vṛthā pratyudgama-saṁbhrameṇa. (ity udvegaṁ nāṭayan).
  
   nūpura-of the ankle-bells; ravam-the sound; ākarṇya-hearing; hanta-Ah; bhūriśaḥ-greatly; bhrāmitaḥ-bewildered; asmi-I am; bhramarī-of the bumble-bees; jhaṅkāraiḥ-by the buzzing; tat-therefore; alam-enough; vṛthā-uselessly; pratyudgama-appearing; saṁbhramena-with this bewilderment; iti-thus; udvegam-agitation; nāṭayan-representing dramatically.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (hearing the tinkling of the anklets) Ah! I am bewildered by buzzing of the bumble-bees and foolishly thought She has come. (He becomes agitated.)
  
  puraḥ-phalāyām āśāyāṁ
   janaḥ kāmaṁ viḍambyate
  āsanne hi ghanārambhe
   dvi-guṇaṁ ranti cātakaḥ
  
   puraḥ-phalāyām-when the promising fruit is close; āśāyām-desirable; janaḥ-a person; kāmam-with longing; viḍambyate-acting like; āsanne-near; hi-indeed; ghana-of clouds; arambhe-in the beginning; dvi-guṇam-two kinds; rauti-cries; cātakaḥ-cataka bird.
  
   When the cherished goal is near, desire increases. When the clouds come, the cataka bird cry twice as loud.
  
   (punar utkarṇo bhavan). katham abhyarṇe bhūśana-śiñjitaṁ śrūyate. (ity udgrīvikām datvā. sasaṁbhramam). satyam asau militā me preyasī. (iti tarasā candrāvalī-pārśvam āgatya).
  
   punaḥ-again; utkarṇaḥ-bhavan-becomes attentive; katham-how is it?; abhyarṇe-nearby; bhūśaṇa-of ankle bells; śiñjitam-tinkling; śrūyate-is heard; iti-thus; udgrīvikām-craning His neck with expectation; datvā-having done; sa-with; saṁbhramam-agitation; satyam-in truth; asau-she; militā-arrived; me-My; preyasī-beloved; iti-thus; tarasā-quickly; candrāvalī-of Candrāvalī; pārśvam-the side; āgatya-goes.
  
   (He listens attentively) Why do I hear tinkling ornaments? (Kṛṣṇa turns His head with excitement) It is true, My beloved has come! (He rushes in the direction of Candrāvalī).
  
  hṛd-bhṛṅga-jaṅgama-latā
   maṅgala-bhā rādhikā mayonmuditā...
   (ity ardhokte).
  
   hṛt-of the heart; bhṛṅga-the bumble-bee; jaṅgama-moving; latā-creeper; maṅgala-auspiciousness; bhā-radiance; rādhikā-Rādhikā; maya-for Me; unmuditā-delighting; iti-thus; ardha-ukte-half-spoken.
  
  The flowering vine for the bumble-bee of My heart, all-auspicious, shining Rādhikā, who gives Me happiness... (Kṛṣṇa stops in mid-sentence.)
  
   (candrāvalī serṣyam madhumaṅgalam ālokate.)
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: sahi candā-ali, maṅgala-bhāreṇa adhi-āsi ti pi-a-vāsso tumaṁ vaṇṇedi.
  
   candrāvalī-Candrāvalī; sa irśyam-with anger; madhumaṅgalam-at Madhumaṅgala; ālokate-glances; sahi-O friend; candā-ali-Candrāvalī; maṅgala-of auspiciousness; bhāreṇa-with the abundance; adhi-āsi-you are; congratulated; ti-thus; pia-dear; vāssaḥ-the dear friend (Kṛṣṇa); tumam-you; vaṇṇedi-is describing.
  
   (Candrāvalī angrily glances at Madhumaṅgala).
  
   Madhumaṅgala: Sakhi Candrāvalī, you are so fortunate! Just listen how my dear friend describes you!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (savailakṣyam ātmagatam). hanta, katham anena candrāvalīr evābhisāritā ? bhavatu, baṭunoktam eva nirvāhayāmi.
  
   sa-with; vailakṣyam-embarrassment; ātmagatam-aside; hanta-O; katham-how is it?; anena-by him; candrāvalīḥ-Candrāvalī; eva-indeed; abhisāritā-has been brought; bhavatu-let it be; baṭuna-of Madhumaṅgala; uktam-the words; eva-indeed; nirvāhayāmi-I shall accomplish.
  
   Kṛṣṇa: (surprised, He says to Himself) Ah, why did he bring Candrāvalī? Let it be. I will follow Madhumaṅgala"s words.
  
  (prakāśam)
  ..ṣuhṛd-anurāga-vitandrā
   candrāvalir añjasālambhi
  
   prakāśam-openly; suhṛt-heartfelt; anurāga-the love; vitandrā-firm; candrāvalīḥ-Candrāvalī; añjasa-suddenly; alambhi-arrived.
  
   (Openly) ...filled with unwavering, heartfelt love, Candrāvalī came to Me!
  
   (candrāvalī salajjaṁ kṛṣṇa-kaṇṭhe vaijayantīṁ vinyasyati).
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sānandam)
  ekaṁ prayāti paricarya cakora-rāji
   candraṁ priye nija-manoratha-pūra-pūrtim
  candrāvalī kim u mamākṣi-cakorayos tvaṁ
   prītiṁ dvayor api na dhāsyati sevyamānā
  
   candrāvalī-Candrāvalī; sa-with; lajjam-embarrassment; kṛṣṇa-of Kṛṣṇa; kaṇṭhe-on the neck; vaijayantīm-vaijayanti garland; vinyasyati-places; sa-with; ānandam-bliss; ekam-one; prayāti-attains; paricarya-having worshiped; cakora-of cakora birds; rāji-multitude; candram-moon; priye-O beloved; nija-own; manoratha-of desires; pura-the flood; purtim-fulfilling; candrāvalī-Candrāvalī; kim u-how much more?; mama-My; akṣi-of the eyes; cakorayoḥ-of the two cakora birds; tvam-you; prītim-pleasure; dvayoḥ-of the two; api-even; na-not; dhāsyati-will give; sevyamānā-being served.
  
   (Embarrassed, Candrāvalī places a vaijayantī garland on Kṛṣṇa"s neck).
  
   Kṛṣṇa: (joyfully) O beloved Candrāvalī, if by worshipping only one moon, many chakora birds fulfill all their desires, then how much pleasure will you give to the two cakora birds of My eyes that serve you, who are like a multitude of moons?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sagarvam) bho vāssa, diṭṭha tu-e majjha vilakkhaṇa-vi-akkhaṇadā, jo kkhu ananta-guṇa-sāliṇāvi tu-e mo-ā-iduṁ ṇa pārido so pi-a-sahī-e māṇa-gaṇṭhī ṇa-a-guṇa-dhāriṇā ma-e mo-āvido.
  
   sa-with; garvam-pride; bhaḥ-O; vāssa-friend; diṭṭha-see; tu-e-You; majjha-my; vilakkhaṇa-abundant; vi-akkhaṇadā-intelligence; jaḥ-who; kkhu-indeed; ānanta-unlimited; guṇa-qualities; sāliṇāvi-although endowed; tu-e-by You; mo-ā-idum-to release; ṇa-not; pāridaḥ-in any way; saḥ-he; pi-a-dear; sahī-e-towards the sakhi; māṇagaṇṭhī-knot of anger; ṇa-a-new or nine; guṇa-qualities ot threads; dhāriṇā-possessing or wearing; ma-e-by me; mo-āvidaḥ-released.
  
   Madhumaṅgala: (with pride) Bho! Friend, see how skillful I am! Although You are endowed with limitless qualities (guṇa), You could not untie Your dear sakhi"s knot of jealous anger. But I, who wear the brāhmaṇa thread of nine strands (guṇa), made it!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: vayasya, tvam uddaṇḍa-kusuma-kodaṇḍa-vilāsa-śāḍ-guṇye mahāsāndhi-vigrahilo "si.
   padmā: ajja, puro paphullā-iṁ mallī-pupphā-iṁ papphuranti. tā ehi, imā-iṁ geṇhamha.
   (ity ubhau niśkrāntau).
  
   vayasya-O friend; tvam-you; uddaṇda-prominent; kusuma-of flowers; kodaṇḍa-bow; vilāsa-in the pastimes; śāḍ-guṇye-in the six diplomatic maneuvers; mahā-sāṇdhi-vigrahikaḥ-the minister of peace and war; asi-you are; ajja-O pious boy; puraḥ-in the presence; paphullā-blossomed; mallī-mallī (jasmin); pupphā-im-flowers; papphuranti-are manifest; tā-therefore; ehi-please go; imā-these; geṇhamha-let us pick; iti-thus; ubhau-the two; niśkrāntau-exit.
  
   Kṛṣṇa: Friend, in the pastimes of Kāmadeva, who holds a fearsome flower bow and is skilled in six diplomatic maneuvers, you are the prime minister of war and peace!
  
   Padmā: (speaking to Madhumaṅgala) O noble one, in front of us are many blossoming malli flowers. Come. Let us pick them.
  
   (Padmā and Madhumaṅgala exit).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam) kuñje "smin nāgatamātrāṁ rādhāṁ tarkayāmi. tad anyataḥ prasthāsye. (prakāśam) priye, purastān nātidūre nāgara-raṅgocitā nāga-kesarāṭavī. tad atraivānusarāvaḥ.
   (iti niśkrāntau).
  
   svagatam-aside; kuñje-grove; asmin-in this; na-not; agata-mātrām-arrived; rādhām-Rādhā; tarkayāmi-I can guess; tat-therefore; anyataḥ-somewhere else; prasthāsye-I shall go; prakāśam-openly; priye-O beloved; purastāt-from this place; na-not; ati-very; dūre-far away; nāgara-amorous pastimes; raṅga-arena; ucitā-suitable; naga-kesara-of fragrant nāga-keśara trees; aṭavī-forest; tat-therefore; atra-there; eva-indeed; anusarāvaḥ-let us go; iti-thus; niśkrāntau-they exit.
  
   Kṛṣṇa: (to Himself) Before Rādhā comes to this forest grove, I need to go to some other place. (Openly) Beloved, not far from here is a nāga-keśara grove suitable for our amorous pastimes. Let us go there.
  
   (Candrāvalī and Kṛṣṇa exit.)
  
   (tataḥ praviśati lalitayā saha saṅkathayantī rādhā).
   rādhā: halā, pekkha pekkha. anda-ārehiṁ gholidaṁ savvaṁ disā-muham.
   lalitā: pi-a-sahi. timirāhisārecidehiṁ sālama-ppasāhaṇehiṁ maṇḍido tu-e kiṁ kkhu appā.
   rādhikā: adha im.
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; lalitayā-by Lalitā; saha-accompanied; saṅkathayantī-talking; rādhā-Rādhā; halā-O; pekkha pekkha-look, look; andha-ārehim-with darkness; gholidam-made terrible; savvam-all; disā-of the directions; muham-the face; pi-a-dear; sahi-O friend; timira-in the darkness; ahisāra-a secret rendezvous; ucidehim-appropriate; sālama-dark; ppasāhanehim-with ornaments; maṇḍidaḥ-decorated; tu-e-by you; kim-whether; kkhu-indeed; appā-the self; adha im-yes, it is so.
  
  (Talking to Lalitā, Rādhā enters.)
  
  Rādhā: Sakhi, look! Look! Every direction is covered by terrible darkness!
  
  Lalitā: Dear sakhi, have You decorated Yourself with dark ornaments suitable for a night rendezvous?
  
  Rādhā: Yes.
  
   lalitā: (vilokya sasmitam. saṇskṛtena).
  dhammillopari nīlaratna-racito hāras tvayā ropito
   vinyastaḥ kuca-kumbhayoḥ kuvalaya-śreṇī-kṛto garbhagaḥ
  aṅge kalpitam añjanaṁ vinihitā kastūrikā netrayoḥ
   kaṁsārer abhisāra-sambhrama-bharān manye jagad-vismṛtam
  
   vilokya-glancing; sa-with; smitam-a smile; saṅkṛtena-in Sanskrit; dhammilla-the braided hair; upari-above; nīlaratna-with sapphires; racitaḥ-fashioned; hāraḥ-necklace; tvayā-by you; ropitaḥ-placed; vinyastaḥ-arranged; kuca-kumbhayoḥ-waterpot-like breasts; kuvalaya-a blue lotus flower; sreni-many; kṛtaḥ-fashioned; anjanam-black mascara; vinihita-placed; kasturika-musk; netrayoḥ-on the eyes; kamsa-of Kaṁsa; areḥ-of the enemy (Kṛṣṇa); abhisara-of the secret rendezvous; sambhrama-with the agitation; bharat-because of the great abundance; manye-I consider; jagat-the universe; vismṛtam-is forgotten.
  
  Lalitā: (smiling, she looks at Rādhā) You have placed the sapphire necklace on Your braided hair, decorated Your waterpot-like breasts with blue lotus flowers, anointed Your limbs with black mascara, and adorned Your eyes with musk. I think that, yearning to meet Kṛṣṇa, in Your great anxiety You have forgotten everything!
  
   rādhikā: halā, muñcehi parihāsaṁ. turi-aṁ uddesehi kesara-kuṇḍaga-maggam.
  
   halā-O; muñcehi-please give up; parihāsam-joking; turi-am-quickly; uddesehi-indicate; kesara-of keśara; kuṇḍaga-to the grove; maggam-the path.
  
  Rādhā: O sakhi, please, stop joking! Quickly show Me the path to the keśara bower.
  
   lalitā: ido ido pi-a-sahī. (iti parikrāmantī saśaṅkam. sanskṛtena).
  timira-masibhiḥ saṁvītāṅgyaḥ kadamba-vanāntare
   sakhi mura-ripuṁ puṇyātmānaḥ saranty abhisārikāḥ
  tava tu parito vidyud-varṇās tanu-dyuti-sūcayo
  hari hari ghana-dhvāntānyetāḥ svavairiṇi bhindate
  
   ido idaḥ-here, here; pi-a-dear; sahi-friend; iti-thus; parikrāmantī-walks; sa-with; śaṅkam-fear; saṇskṛtena-in Sanskrit; timira-of darkness; masibhiḥ-with dark ointments; saṁvīta-concealed; aṅgyaḥ-limbs; kadamba-of kadamba trees; vana-of the forest; antare-in the interior; sakhi-O friend; mura-of the Mura demon; ripum-the enemy (Kṛṣṇa); puṇya-pure; ātmanah-souls; sarati-go; abhisārikāh-going to the rendezvous; tava-your; tu-but; paritaḥ-everywhere; vidyut-of lightning; varnāḥ-color; tanu-of the form; dyuti-splendor; sucayaḥ-shining; hari hari-alas, alas!; ghana-intense; dhvāntāni-darkness; etaḥ-these; sva-own; vairiṇi-enemy; bhindate-break.
  
  Lalitā: This way, this way, dear sakhi. (She walks with anxiety) Anointing their limbs with dark cosmetics, many saintly girls go to meet Kṛṣṇa in the kadamba forest. O sakhi, alas, alas! The lightning splendor of Your body, dispelling the deep darkness, has become Your enemy!
  
   rādhikā: alaṁ imiṇā uvālambheṇa. pekkha paccāsaṇṇo ba-ula-kuṇḍago. (iti saṁbhramād upasṛtya saparāmarśam. saṇskṛtena).
  vidūrān na ghrāṇaṁ madayati murāreḥ parimalo
   na kuñje "yam tasya sphurati nakhara-dyoti-nikaraiḥ
  tataḥ śaṅke kasminn api rahasi vallī-valayite
   parihāsāṅkṣī priya-sakhi nilīnas tava sakhā
  
   alam-enough; imiṇā-with this; uvālambheṇa-with harsh words; pekkha-look!; paccāsaṇṇaḥ-near; ba-ula-of bakula trees; kuṇḍagaḥ-grove; iti-thus; saṁbhramāt-with agitation; upasṛtya-having approached; sa-with; parā-great; amarśam-impatience; saṇskṛtena-in Sanskrit; vidūrāt-from a great distance; na-not; ghrāṇam-sense of smell; madayati-excites; murāreḥ-of Murārī; parimalah-fragrance; na-not; kuñje-in the grove; ayam-this; tasya-of Him; sphurati-is manifest; nakara-the nails; dyoti-of the effulgence; nikaraiḥ-by the abundance; tataḥ-therefore; sanke-I suspect; kasmin api-in some; rahasi-secret place; vallī-by creepers; valayite-enclosed; parihāsa-to joke; akaṇśī-desiring; priya-dear; sakhi-O friend; nilīnaḥ-hiding; tava-your; sakhā-friend.
  
  Rādhā: Stop teasing Me! Look, the bakula forest is in front of us. (She walks, and says anxiously) From afar Murārī"s fragrance does not make My nose mad with bliss. The forest is not filled with the splendor of His nails. Dear sakhi, I suspect your friend, wishing to play a joke, is hiding among the vines!
  
   lalitā: halā, ehi. vāmado kadamba-kuṇḍagaṁ vi-iṇamha.
   rādhikā: (tathā kurvatī) a-i cha-illa, diṭṭhosi diṭṭhosi, kisa aṅgehiṁ aṅgā-iṁ saṅgovesi. (iti samantān mṛgayati).
   lalitā: sahi, muñca maggaṇa-ggaham. ehi keli-kuṇḍaga-kappaṇaṁ kuṇamha.
  
   halā-O; ehi-come here; vāmadaḥ-on the left; kadamba-of kadamba trees; kuṇḍagam-grove; vi-aṇamha-we see; tathā-in that way; kurvatī-doing; a-i-O; cha-illa-pretender; diṭṭhosi diṭṭhosi-You are seen, You are seen; kisa-why?; aṅgehim-by the limbs; aṅgā-im-limbs; saṅgovesi-are You hiding; iti-thus; samantāt-in all directions; mṛgayati-searching; sahi-O friend; muñca-please abandon; maggaṇa-of searching; ggaham-endeavours; ehi-come here; keli-kuṇḍaga-of pastime bower; kappaṇam-the decoration; kuṇamha-let us perform.
  
  Lalitā: Sakhi, come. Let us look for Him in the grove of kadamba trees on the left.
  
  Rādhā: (goes there) O cheater, I see You, I see You! Why are You hiding behind the trees? (She searches everywhere.)
  
  Lalitā: Sakhi, give up searching. Come. Let"s decorate this pastime bower.
  
   rādhikā: (sanskṛtena)
  racaya bakula-puśpais toraṇaṁ keli-kuñje
   kuru varam aravindais talpam indīvarākṣi
  upanaya śayanāntaṁ sādhu mādhvīka-pātrīm
   sahacari harir adya ślāghatāṁ kauśalaṁ te
  
   saṇskṛtena-in Sanskrit; racaya-please construct; bakula-bakula; puśpaiḥ-with flowers; toraṇam-an archway; keli-kunje-in pastime bower; kuru-please construct; varam-excellent; aravindaiḥ-with lotus flowers; talpam-couch; indīvara-blue lotus; akṣi-eyes; upanaya-please bring; śayana-of the couch; antam-to the edge; sādhu-nicely; mādhvīka-of sweet nectar; pātrīm-a cup; sahacari-O friend; hariḥ-Hari; adya-today; ślaghatām-may praise; kauśalam-the expertise; te-of you.
  
  Rādhā: Make an archway of bakula flowers in this forest bower. O lotus-eyed girl, make a couch of blue lotus flowers and bring a cup of mādhvīka nectar. Sakhi, today Hari will praise your skill.
  
   lalitā: (tathā kṛtvā) halā, pekkha. kaṇho vilambedi. tā kuñjaṁ pavisi-a ṇaṁ paḍivālemha.
  
   tathā-in that way; kṛtvā-having done; halā-O; pekkha-look; kaṇhaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; vilambedi-is delayed; tā-therefore; kuñjaṁ-the grove; pavisi-a-having entered; ṇam-Him; paḍivālemha-we should wait.
  
  Lalitā: (she does that) Ah! Look! Kṛṣṇa is late. Let us go to the bower and wait for Him.
  
   rādhikā: (parikramya. udvegaṁ ṇaṭayantī. saṇskṛtena).
  ruddhaḥ kvāpi sakhī-hitārtha-parayā śaṅke hariḥ padmayā
   prāptaḥ kuñja-gṛham yad esa na tamīyāme "py atikrāmati
  paulomī-ratibandhu-diṇ-mukham asan hā hanta saṇtarpayann
   unmīlaty abhisāra-lubdha-ramanī-gotrasya śatruḥ śaśī
   (ity ubhe niśkrānte).
  
   parikramya-walking about; udvegam-agitation; nāṭayatī-represents dramatically; saṇskṛtena-in Sanskrit; ruddhaḥ-obstructed; kva api-at some place; sakhī-of the friend; hita-artha-to the welfare; parayā-devoted; śaṅke-I suspect; hariḥ-Hari; padmayā-by Padmā; prāptaḥ-attained; kuñja-in the grove; gṛham-a cottage; yat-because; esah-He; na-not; tam-there; īyāme-we should go; api-although; atikrāmati-he goes beyond; paulomī-of Paulomi (Saci); rati-bandhu-of the husband (Indra); dik-mukham-the direction; asau-this; hā-O; hanta-O; saṇtarpayan-delighting; unmīlati-is becoming visible; abhisāra-a secret rendezvous; lubdha-desiring; ramaṇī-beautiful young girls; gotrasya-of the community; śatruḥ-the enemy; śaśi-the moon; iti-thus; ubhe-the two; niśkrānte-exit.
  
  Rādhā: (She goes, and says with anxiety) I think that Hari has been stopped by Padmā, who is devoted to pleasing her sakhi Candrāvalī. Therefore He did not come to this forest bower. Alas! The moon is now rising and delighting the eastern direction, which is presided over by Indra, the husband of Paulomī. That moon is the enemy of beautiful young girls who desire a secret rendezvous with their lovers.
  
  (Rādhā and Lalitā exit).
  
   (tataḥ praviśati kṛṣṇaḥ).
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (samantād avalokya).
  āsaṅgaḥ kumudākareśu śithilo bhṛṅgāvalīnām abhūd
   vīkṣante nija-koṭarānkitam amī kṣoṇīruhaṁ kauśikāḥ
  saṅkoconmukhatāṁ prayāti śanakair auttānapāder dyutiḥ
   kiṁ bhānur nanu pūrva-parvata-taṭīm āroḍhum utkaṇṭhate
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; samntāt-in all directions; avalokya-looking; āsaṅgaḥ-attachment; kumuda-of lotus flowers; akareśu-towards the multitudes; śithilaḥ-slackened; bhṛṅga-of bumble-bees; avalīnām-of the multitudes; abhūt-was; vīkṣante-looking; nija-own; koṭara-in the hollows; aṅkitam-marked; amī-these; kṣonīruham-tree; kauśikāḥ-owls; saṅkoca-of shrinking; unmukhatām-expectation; prayāti-goes; śanakaiḥ-gradually; auttānapadeḥ-of the pole star (Dhruvaloka); dyutiḥ-effulgence; kim-how?; bhānuḥ-the sun; nanu-indeed; pūrva-eastern; parvata-of the mountain; taṭīm-the slope; āroḍhum-to climb; utkaṇṭhate-raises the neck with eagerness.
  
   (Kṛṣṇa enters).
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (looks around) The bumble-bees have left their attachment to the lotus flowers, and the owls are returning to their nests in the hollows of the trees. The light of the pole-star is gradually fading. Is the sun now eager to rise on the eastern mountain?
  
   (iti parikramya) na jāne navīna-vipralambhena saṁbhṛta-nirbhara-saṁrambhā kiṁ nāma pratipatsyate "dya rādhā. (vimṛśya) bhavatu. keśareṇa nāga-keśaraṁ pratipādayiśye. tad amūni nāga-keśarāṇi vicinuyāmi. (iti tathā kṛtvā puro "nusarpan).
  
   iti-thus; parikramya-walking about; na-not; jāne-I understand; navīna-recent; vipralambhena-from separation; saṁbhṛta-held; nirbhara-great; saṁrambhā-anger; kim nāma-whether indeed?; pratipatsyate-will be attained; adya-today; rādhā-Rādhā; vimrsya-reflects; bhavatu-let it be; keśareṇa-with bakula flowers; nāga-keśaram-nāga-keśara trees; pratipādayiśye-I shall attain; tat-therefore; amūni-these; nāga-kesarāṇi-nāga-keśara flowers; vicinuyāmi-I shall collect; iti-thus; tathā-in that way; kṛtvā-having done; purah-in the presence; anusarpan-slides.
  
  (Walking about) I do not know if Rādhā will be very angry because I did not come to the rendezvous. (Reflects for a moment). Anyway, I will go to the grove of bakula trees and pick some flowers. (Kṛṣṇa picks some flowers and returns).
  
  kapaṭī sa latā-kuṭīm imāṁ
   sakhi nāgād adhunāpi mādhavaḥ
  iti jalpa-parītayā tayā
   klama-dīrghā gamitā kathaṁ tamī
  
   kapaṭī-a cheater; sah-He; latā-of creepers; kuṭīm-grove; imām-this; sakhi-O friend; na-not; agāt-come; adhuna-now; api-even; mādhavaḥ-Mādhava (Kṛṣṇa); iti-thus; jalpa-with talk; parītayā-filled; tayā-by her; klama-of weariness; dīrghā-for a long time; gamitā-will pass; katham-how?; tamī-the night.
  
  Rādhā will certainly say, "O sakhi, even now that cheater Mādhava has not come to this grove of bakula trees!" How will She be able to pass the night in such great distress?
  
   (parikramya. bakula-kuñjaṁ paśyan. saviśādam).
  tambūlaṁ ghanasāra-saṅkṛtam adaḥ kṣiptam puro rādhayā
   hārī hanta harinmaṇi-stabakito hāro "yam utsāritaḥ
  pauśpī ceyam udāre-saurabha-mayī cūḍā nakhaiḥ khaṇḍitā
   tasyāḥ śaṁsati vipralambha-janitaṁ kuñjo "yam antaḥ klamam
  
   praikramya-walking about; bakula-of bakula trees; kuñjam-grove; paśyan-seeing; sa-with; visādam-depression; tambūlam-betel nuts; ghanasāra-with camphor; saṇkṛtam-fashioned; adaḥ-from there; kṣiptam-thrown; puraḥ-in front; rādhayā-by Rādhā; hārī-charming; hanta-Ah; harimaṇi-with emeralds; stabakitaḥ-clustered; hāraḥ-necklace; ayam-this; udāra-great; saurabha-sweet fragrance; mayī-consisting of; cūḍā-crown; nakhaiḥ-by the fingernails; khaṇḍitā-ripped apart; tasyāḥ-of her; śaṁsati-proclaims; vipralambha-from separation; janitam-produced; kuñjaḥ-grove; ayam-this; antaḥ-internal; klamam-distress.
  
  (Walking about, Kṛṣṇa sees the grove of bakula trees and speaks sadly) Ah! Rādhā has thrown away Her tāmbūla scented with camphor, and She has discarded Her charming necklace of emeralds. With Her fingernails She has ripped apart the fragrant crown of flowers. In this way this grove proclaims Rādhā"s great distress, caused by My inability to come to the place of rendezvous.
  
   (ity agrato gatvā). iyam eva rādhāyaḥ sūryārādhana-vedikā. tad asyāḥ pārśvam āsādayāmi. (iti parikrāmati).
  
   iti-thus; agratah-in front; gatvā-having gone; iyam-this; eva-certainly; rādhāyaḥ-of Rādhā; sūrya-of the sun-god; ārādhana-for the worship; vedikā-altar; tat-therefore; asyāḥ-of her; pārśvam-side; āsādyāmi-I shall go; iti-thus; parikrāmati-He walks.
  
  (Walking ahead) This is the altar where Rādhā worships the sun-god. I will go there. (Kṛṣṇa approaches the altar).
  
   (tataḥ praviśati sakhībhyām anugamyamānā rādhā).
   rādhā: (puro vilokya) halā lalide, pekkha ve-i-ā-ṇediṭṭho so tujjha cha-illo.
   lalitā: sahi, kañcaṇa-paḍimevva kaṭhorā hohi.
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; sakhībhyām-by two friends (Lalitā and Viśākhā); anugamyamānā-followed; rādhā-Rādhā; puraḥ-ahead; vilokya-looking; halā-O; lalide-Lalitā; pekkha-look; ve-i-ā-to the altar; ṇediṭṭhaḥ-near; saḥ-He; tujjha-your; cha-illaḥ-clever; sahi-O friend; kañcana-golden; paḍimevva-like a deity; kaṭhorā-hard; hohi-please become.
  
  (Accompanied by Lalitā and Viśākhā, Rādhā enters).
  
  Rādhā: (looking ahead) O Lalitā, look! Your clever friend is standing near the altar!
  
  Lalitā: O sakhi, become like a hard golden deity.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: purastād eśā saha-parivārā priyā. tad idam uṭṭaṅkayāmi. (ity upasṛtya) lalite, sādhu sādhu. dṛṣṭaṁ tava gariṣṭham atra durmantra-tantra-caryāyām ācāryatvam. yad adya bhavatyā keśara-nikuñja-vedyām aham ujjāgara-vrata-dīkṣām parigrāhito "smi.
  
   purastāt-in front; eśā-she; saha-accompanied; parivārā-by her friends; priyā-beloved; tat-therefore; idam-this; uṭṭaṅkayāmi-I shall play the part; iti-thus; upasṛtya-approaching; lalite-O Lalitā; sādhu sādhu-excellent, excellent; dṛṣṭam-observed; tava-your; gariṣṭham-most significant; atra-here; durmantra-of malicious mantras; tantra-rituals; caryāyām-in the activity; ācāryatvam-the state of being a teacher; yat-because; adya-today; bhavatyā-by you; keśara-of keśara trees; nikuñja-in the grove; vedyām-in the sacred area; aham-I; ujjāgara-of being awake; vrata-in the vow; dīkṣām-initiation; parigrāhitaḥ-asmi-I have accepted.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Here are My beloved Rādhā and her sakhi Lalitā! I will go to speak to them. (Kṛṣṇa approaches them). O Lalitā, well done, well done! Now I see how skilled you are in malicious mantras and rituals! Today, in this grove of keśara trees, you made Me take a vow of wakefulness and stand at the altar all night long!
  
   lalitā: (sasāmbhramam. sanskrtena). aho vaiparityam, aho vaiparityam.
  keśara-nikuñja-kuhare
   kuhaka vasanti sakhi tvaya rahite
  śrita-nava-pallava-śayana
   trutim api kalpādhikaṁ mene
  
   sa-with; sasāmbhramam-anger; sanskrtena-in Sanskrit; ahaḥ-O; vaiparityam-it"s the opposite; ahaḥ-O; vaiparityam-it"s the opposite; keśara-of bakula trees; nikuñja-of the grove; kuhare-in the interior; kuhaka-kuhaka (sound of the rooster); vasanti-staying; tvaya-by You; rahite-abandoned; śrita-rested; nava-fresh; pallava-of blossoms; śayana-couch; trutim-for a moment; api-even; kalpa-than a kalpa; adhikam-longer; mene-considers.
  
  Lalitā: (angrily) Ah, just the opposite, just the opposite! You did not arrive until the rooster crowed! Resting on this couch of newly blossomed flowers, my sakhi Rādhā waited for You in the middle of this grove of bakula trees, and in Your absence She considered every moment to be longer than a kalpa!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (kapaṭenāṭopaṁ nāṭayan). aho, dambha-bharārambheśu gāmbhīryam asyāḥ. (nāgara-kesarāṇy uddhāṭya darśayan).
  aratiṁ mama niśi paśyan
   aklāmyan nāga-keśaro 'py asakṛt
  vigalan-madhubhiḥ kusumair
   ebhir netrair ivodasraiḥ
  
   kapaṭena-with false; aṭopam-anger; nāṭayan-represents dramatically; ahaḥ-O; damha-of cheating; bhara-of the abundance; arambheśu-in the activities; gāmbhīryam-depth; asyāḥ-of her; nāgara-kesarāṇi-bakula flowers; uddhātya-turned; darśayan-showing; aratim-distress; mama-My niśi-in the night; paśyan-seeing; aklāmyam-became unhappy; nāga-keśaraḥ-the bakula tree; api-even; asakṛt-continually; vigalat-trickling; madhubhiḥ-with honey; kusumaiḥ-by flowers; ebhiḥ-with these; netraiḥ-eyes; iva-as if; udgesraiḥ-weeping.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with feigned anger) Ah, she is expert at deception! (He points to the nāga-keśara trees) Tonight, seeing My grief, these nāga-keśara trees also became unhappy, and now they seem to be crying, continually dripping honey from their flowers!
  
   lalitā: ammahe, dhūttataṇaṁ, jaṁ ba-ula-vā-iṇā kesareṇa dāṇiṁ nāa-kesaro vikkhāvī-adi.
  
   ammahe-Aho!; dhūttataṇam-deception; jam 'yat-because; ba-ula-bakula; vā-iṇā-signifying; kesareṇa-by the inner part of the flowers; dāṇim-now; nāa-kesaraḥ-naga-keśara; vikkhāvī-adi-is understood.
  
  Lalitā: Aho! What a lie! He used the word "nāga-keśara" to indicate bakula grove!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (savyāja-nirvedam) lalite, viśrāmyatu taveyaṁ śabdārthasyāthā-kalpanena vacana-cañcutā. atha vā kas te dośaḥ. dṛṣṭa-dośābhir api gaurāngībhiḥ sauhārdam abhilaśyatā mayaivāparaddham.
   viśākhā: ko kkhu gauraṅgīṇaṁ diṭṭho tu-e doso.
  
   sa-with; vyāja-false; nirvedam-depression; lalite-O Lalitā; viśrāmyatu-should stop; tava-your; iyam-this; śabda-of the words; arthasyā-of the meaning, in another way; kalpanena-by the interpretation; vacana-words; cañcuta-expertise; atha vā-or; kah-who; dośaḥ-faults; dṛṣṭa-dośābhir-find fault with Me; api-although; gauraṅgībhiḥ-fair complexioned gopīs; sauhārdam-friendship; abhilaśyatā-desiring; maya-My; eva-only; aparaddham-offense; kaḥ-what?; kkhu-indeed; gauraṅgīṇam-of the fair-complexioned gopīs; diṭṭhaḥ-seen; tue-by you; dosaḥ-fault.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (pretending to be depressed) O Lalitā please stop this clever playing with words accusing Me of cheating! My only fault is the desire to make friends with golden-complexioned gopīs, who are so eager to find faults with Me!
  
  Viśākhā: What fault do You see in the fair-complexioned gopīs?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: paśya paśya.
  nava-rasa-dhāriṇi madhure
   dharaṇī-saṇtāpa-hāri-visphuraṇe
  vidadhati na kṛṣṇa-mudire
   gauryaḥ kṣaṇa-rociṣaḥ sthairyam
  
   paśya paśya-look, look; nava-fresh; rasa-nectar; dhāriṇi-holding; madhure-charming; dharaṇī-of the earth; saṇtāpa-burning distress; hāri-removing; visphuraṇe-manifestation; vidadhati-grants; na-not; kṛṣṇa-dark (or Kṛṣṇa); mudire-to the cloud (or lover); gauryaḥ-golden lightning or girls; kṣaṇa-rociśaḥ-momentary flashes (or beauty); sthairyam-steadiness.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Look, look! Full of fresh nectarean water, a charming dark cloud has appeared to alleviate the burning heat of the earth. Golden flashes of lightning appear in that cloud for a moment only.
  
  Or: Full of the fresh rasa of conjugal love, the charming lover Kṛṣṇa has appeared to alleviate the burning heat of the earth, but the golden-complexioned gopīs show attraction to Him only for a moment!
  
   viśākhā: tassiṁ kulisa-kūḍa-kaṭhora-ceṭṭhide tāṇaṁ komalāṇaṁ juttā jjevva tadhā pa-utti.
  
   tassim-in this; kulisa-thunderbolt; kūḍa-excellent; kaṭhora-sharp; ceṭṭhide-performed; tāṇam-of them; komalāṇam-delicate; juttā-appropriate; jjevva-certainly; tadhā-in that way; pa-utti-activity.
  
  Viśākhā: It is proper for the delicate gopīs to act in that way, for Kṛṣṇa is as harsh as a thunderbolt.
  
   lalitā: visāhe, suṇāhi kaṁpi gāham. (iti bhṛṅgaṁ darśayantī).
  campa-aladaṁ siṇiddham ṇa-a-kañcaṇa-kanti-kusuma-gauraṅgī
   mukkhi-a dhāva-i bhamare cavalā cci-a sāmalā honti
  
   visāhe-O Viśākhā; suṇāhi-please hear; kaṁpi-a certain; gāham-sound; iti-thus; bhṛṅgam-the bumble-bee; darsāyatī-indicates; campa-a-campaka; ladam-creeper; siṇiddham-charming; ṇa-a-fresh; kañcaṇa-gold; kanti-splendor; kusuma-flowers; gauraṅgī-with a fair complexion; mukki-a-having abandoned; dhava-i-runs; bhamaraḥ-bumble-bee; ca alā-restless; cci-a-as if; sāmalā-dark; honti-are.
  
  Lalitā: O Viśākhā, listen to this sound. (She points to a bumble-bee) Giving up the vine full of fresh yellow flowers as splendid as gold, this black bumble-bee seems as fickle as lightning.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā) satyaṁ vagminām asi rājnī.
   lalitā: (apavārya) suṭṭhu, ṇīsaṅkena, va-aṇāḍovena aṇavaraddhaṁ jjevva ṇa takkemi.
  
   smitvā-smiling; satyam-in truth; vagminām-of those who are eloquent; asi-you are; rājnī-the queen; apavārya-concealing; suṭṭhu-very well; nisankena-fearless; va-aṇa-of words; aḍovena-with pride; aṇavaraddham-without offense; jjevva-indeed; ṇa-not; takkemi-I conjecture.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiles) You are certainly the queen of all eloquent girls.
  
  Lalitā: (aside) Because He is speaking so proudly and fearlessly, I think He is not free from fault.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  vāmyād bhaven na viratir nava-yauvanānāṁ
   vāma-bhruvām iti jana-srutir avyalīkā
  cāṭūni kartum ucitāni vimucya khinnaṁ
   māṁ pratyutādya yad amūr aparaṁ jayanti
  
   vāmyāt-because of contrariness; bhavet-there may be; na-not; viratih-cessation; nava-new; yauvanānam-of the youths; vāma-crooked; bhruvām-of the eyebrows; iti-thus; jana-of the living entities; srutiḥ-news; avyatīkā-honest; cāṭūni-eloquent or flattering words; kartum-to perform; ucitāni-appropriate; vimucya-having released; khinnam-depressed; mām-Me; pratyuta-on the contrary; adya-now; amūḥ-they; aparam-excellent; jayanti-conquer.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: There is a very truthful saying that young girls with beautiful crooked eyebrows will never give up their obstinate behavior. These girls have completely conquered Me with their expert clever words that give Me pain.
  
   lalitā: (apavārya) halā, saccaṁ ujjā-ara-khinno kaṇho. tā pasida.
   rādhikā: (kṛṣṇam apaṅgenāvalokya) muddhāṇaṁ vañcala-kalā-vi-addhosi.
  
   apavārya-concealing; halā-O; saccam-in truth; ujjā-ara-by staying awake; kkhinnaḥ-exhausted; kaṇhaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; tā-therefore; pasida-please be merciful; kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; apaṅgena-with a sidelong glance; avalokya-looks; muddhāṇam-bewildered; vañcana-at cheating; kalā-at the art; vi-addhosi-you are expert.
  
  Lalitā: (aside) Sakhi, Kṛṣṇa is exhausted from staying awake all night. Be merciful to Him.
  
  Rādhā: (glances at Kṛṣṇa from the corners of Her eyes) You are an expert in the art of cheating innocent girls!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sānandam) phulla-keśara-kalāpenāmunā dhammilla-śrīs tavālaṅkriyatām. vandhyatāṁ mam vindatu mama prayāsaḥ. (iti puṭikām uddhāṭya) priye, paśyāmuni sugandhīnām agresarāṇi keśarāṇi yair ahaṁ sadyaḥ suvāsito 'smi.
  
   sa-with; ānandam-bliss; phulla-blossomed; keśara-keśara flowers; kalāpena-with a bundle; amunā-with this; dhamilla-of the braided hair; śrīḥ-beauty; alankriyatām-may be ornamented; vandhyatām-uselessness; ma-may not; vindatu-find; mama-My; prayāsaḥ-effort; iti-thus; puṭikām-cloth; uddhātya-lifts up; priye-O beloved; paśya-just see; amuni-these; sugandhīnām-of those which are fragrant; agresarāṇi-best; keśarāṇi-keśara flowers; yaih-by which; sadyaḥ-at this moment; suvāsitaḥ-aromatic; asmi-I am.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (happily) Let these blossomed keśara flowers decorate Your braided hair. Please do not make My efforts go in vain! (Kṛṣṇa opens the edge of His garment filled with flowers) O beloved, look at these most fragrant keśara flowers. They made Me very fragrant too!
  
   rādhikā: (sanarma-smitam) ṇūṇaṁ candā-alī-parimaleṇa vāsidosi tumam.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye, pārihāsikāny api te vacāṁsi na kadacid api vyabhicaranti. yad adya mad-aṅgatas candrāvalī-saurabhyam udañcati.
  
   sa-with; narma-joking; smitam-smile; ṇūṇam-because; candā-ali-of Candrāvalī; parimaleṇa-by the fragrance; vāsidosi-you have become aromatic; tumam-You; priye-O beloved; pārihāsikāni-joking; api-even; te-your; vacāmsi-words; na-not; kadacit-ever; api-even; vyabhicaranti-false; yat-because; adya-today; mat-My; aṅgataḥ-from the body; candrāvalī-of Candrāvalī; saurabhyam-sweet aroma; udañcati-arises.
  
  Rādhā: (with a playful smile) You have become fragrant because of Candrāvalī's fragrance!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O beloved, Your words are true, because now the fragrance of Candrāvalī really emanates from My body.
  
  Rādhā: (angrily turning away) O Lalitā, did you hear that?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, why have You become so agitated simply because these two words mean the same thing? By saying the word "candrāvalī", I meant "camphor".
  
   rādhikā: (sasmitam) samappehi pupphā-iṁ. (iti paṭāñcalaṁ praśarayati)
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (rādhā-mukhaṁ prekṣya. svagatam). hanta, vibhrama-maṇḍitasya cillī-kodaṇḍasya tāṇḍāva-kalā.
  
   sa-with; smitan-a smile; samappehi-give; pupphā-im-the flowers; iti-thus; paṭa-of the sari; añcalam-the corner; prasārayati-extends; rādhā-of Rādhā; mukham-the face; prekṣya-observing; svagatam-aside; hanta-O; vibhrama-with playfulness; maṇḍitasya-decorated; cillī-kodaṇḍasya-eyebrows; tāṇḍava-in graceful dancing; kalā-artistry.
  
  Rādhā: (with a smile) Give Me the flowers. (Rādhā spreads Her cloth).
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (looking at Rādhā's face, He says to Himself) Ah! Decorated with restlessness, the eyebrows of Rādhā are expert in the art of graceful dancing!
  
   viśākhā: (janāntikam) lalide, pekkha pekkha. sammohaṇeṇa rāhi-e kaḍakkha-bāṇeṇa lakkhī-kido puppha-puḍi-ā-e saddhaṁ añcale diṇṇaṁpi veṇum na jāṇādi kaṇho.
  
   jana-antikam-whispering; lalide-O Lalitā; pekkha pekkha-look, look; sammoheṇeṇa-enchanting; rāhi-a-of Rādhā; kaḍakkha-of the sidelong glances; bāṇena-by the arrow; lakkhī-into a target; kidaḥ-made; puppha-of flowers; puḍi-ā-e-with the package; saddham-accomapanied; añcale-in the corner; diṇṇam-placed; pi-although; venum-flute; na-not; jaṇādi-perceive; kaṇhaḥ-Kṛṣṇa.
  
  Viśākhā: (whispers) O Lalitā, look, look! Because Rādhā pierced Kṛṣṇa with the arrow of Her enchanting sidelong glance, He has become bewildered and is not aware that He has placed His flute in Rādhā's cloth along with the flowers.
  
  lalitā: (saṇskṛtena)
  nidrāgamo 'pi sakhi nanda-sutasya hartuṁ
   yāṁ śaknuvanti na parāḥ paśu-pāla-bālāḥ
  dhanyā kaṭākṣa-kalayā kila mohayantī
   tāṁ rādhikādya purato muralīṁ jahāra
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; nidra-of sleep; agame-on the arrival; api-even; sakhi-O friend; nanda-of Nanda Maharaja; sutasya-of the son (Kṛṣṇa); hartum-to steal; yām-which (flute); śaknuvanti-are able; na-not; parāḥ-best; paśu-of the cows; pāla-protectors; bālāḥ-boys; dhanyā-fortunate; kaṭākṣa-of sidelong glances; kalayā-with the art; kila-indeed; mohayantī-bewildering; tām-that (flute); rādhikā-Rādhā; adya-now; purataḥ-in the presence; muralīm-flute; jahāra-has stolen.
  
  Lalitā: The best of the cowherd boys cannot steal Kṛṣṇa's flute even when He sleeps, but fortunate Rādhikā, bewildering Him with the art of Her charming sidelong glances, has stolen Kṛṣṇa's muralī right in front of His eyes!
  
   rādhikā: (apavārya, sanśkṛtena).
  yā nirmāti niketa-karma-racanārambhe kara-stambhanaṁ
   rātrau-hanta karoti karśaṇa-vidhiṁ yā patyur aṅkād api
  gaurīṇaṁ kurute guroṛ api puro yā nīvi-vidhvaṁsanaṁ
   dhūrtā gokula-maṅgalasya muralī seyaṁ mamābhūd vaśā
  
   apavārya-aside; saṇskṛtena-in Sanskrit; yā-which (flute); niketa-household; karma-duties; racana-performance; arambhe-in the beginning; kara-of the hands; stambhanam-numbing; rātrau-at night; hanta-indeed; karoti-causes; karśana-of attracting; vidhim-activity; yā-which; patyuḥ-of the husband; aṅkāt-from the lap; api-even; gaurīṇam-of the fair-complexioned gopīs; kurute-causes; guroḥ-of the superiors; api-even; puraḥ-in the presence; yā-which; nīvi-of the tight belts; vidhvaṁsanam-undoing; dhūrtā-crafty; gokula-of Gokula; maṅgalasya-of the auspiciousness (Kṛṣṇa); muralī-flute; sa-iyam-this very; mamā-my; abhūt-became; vaśā-controlled.
  
  Rādhā: (aside) This flute paralyzes the gopīs' hands when they perform their household duties, attracts the golden-complexioned girls at night even from their husband's laps, and loosens the tight belts of the gopīs even in the presence of their superiors. This rascal muralī, the property of Kṛṣṇa, the auspiciousness of Gokula, is now under My control!
  
   (nepathye) are kuraṅgā, diṭṭho tumhehiṁ pi-a-vāsso.
   kṛṣṇaḥ: kathaṁ milaty eśa madhumaṅgalaḥ.
  
   nepathye-from the wings; are-O; kuraṅgāḥ-deer; ditṭhaḥ-seen; tumhehim-by you; pi-a-dear; vāssaḥ-friend; katham-how is it?; milati-meets; eśaḥ-this; madhumaṅgalaḥ-Madhumaṅgala.
  
  (Off-stage) O deer, have you seen my dear friend?
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Why did Madhumaṅgala come here?
  
   (praviśya mālya-hastaḥ)
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: sudaṁ subala-muhādo jaṁ ajja ṇi-uñja-majjhe rāhi-ā jāgaridā āsī. tā gadu-a ṇaṁ pocchāha-issam.
  
   praviśya-entering; mālya-with a garland; hastah-in hand; sudam-heard; subala-of Subala; muhādaḥ-from the mouth; jam-because; ajja-now; ṇi-uñja-of the forest; majjhe-in the middle; rāhi-ā-Rādhā; jāgaridā-awake; āsī-was; tā-therefore; gadu-a-having gone; ṇam-to that place; pocchāha-issam-I shall give courage.
  
  (Madhumaṅgala enters, holding a garland in his hand.)
  
  Madhumaṅgala: I have heard from Subala that Rādhā is staying awake in the forest grove. Therefore, I will go there and encourage Her.
  
   (ity upasṛtya, sanśkṛtena)
  avirala-vana-mālālaṅkṛta-snigdha-mūrtiḥ
   sphurita-kaṭaka-kāntir dhātubhir maṇḍitāṅgaḥ
  akhila-bhuvana-tuṅgo netra-bhaṅgyā vikṛṣtaḥ
   katham iva sakhi rādhe kṛṣṇa-śailas tvayābhūt
  
   iti-thus; upasṛtya-approaching; saṇskṛtena-in Sanskrit; avirala-dense; vana-of forest flowers; mālā-by the garland; alaṅkṛta-ornamented; snigdha-charming; murtiḥ-form; sphurita-manifested; kaṭaka-golden bracelets; kāntiḥ-splendor; dhātubhiḥ-with mineral pigments; maṇḍita-decorated; aṅgaḥ-limbs; akhila-all; bhuvana-planets; tuṅgaḥ-prominent; netra-of the eyes; bhaṅgya-by the wave; vikṛṣtah-stolen; katham-how is it?; iva-just as; sakhi-O friend; rādhe-O Rādhā; kṛṣṇa-black; śailaḥ-a stone; tvaya-because of You; abhūt-has become.
  
  (He approaches) My dear sakhi Rādhā, Kṛṣṇa appears very handsome, decorated with many flower garlands. He wears glistening golden bracelets, and His limbs adorned with patterns made of mineral pigments. He is the best person in all the worlds. How is it, that attracted by the waves of Your sidelong glances, He has become stunned, and now appears as a black stone?
  
   (rādhikā smayate).
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye, vetti me tamas tamī-saṁbhavaṁ vayasyo 'yam.
   rādhikā: ajja, daṁsidaṁ ajja sineha-dakkhiṇaṁ jaṁ kantāra-sindhu-saṇtāra-kosalā-iṁ sikkhāvidamhi.
  
   rādhikā-Rādhā; smayate-smiles; priye-O beloved; vetti-understands; me-My; tamah-unhappiness; tamī-of night; saṁbhavam-produced; vayasyaḥ-friend; ayam-this; ajja-O noble one; damśidam-shown; ajja-today; sineha-love; dakkhiṇam-kindness; jam-because; kantāra-of the forest; sindhu-in the ocean; saṇtāra-passing over; kosalā-im-expertness; sikkhāvidamhi-I am instructed.
  
  (Rādhikā smiles.)
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O beloved, my dear friend Madhumaṅgala knows how unhappy I was during the night!
  
  Rādhā: O noble one, you have shown your mercy and affection for Me, and in this way You have instructed Me in the art of crossing the ocean of this dense forest.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: sahi, sahu amhe uvalahijamha, jehim calantim pi vallim tumam takki-a vane vasantehim sadankam ja-aridam. tumhe kkhu salahi-jjha-i, jahim pi-a-vāssa-sanaham pi kunjam anibbandhena sunnam bhani-a ghare pavisanthihim niradankam suttam.
  
   sahi-O friend; sahu-well; amhe-we; avalahijamha-are reproached; jehim-by whom; calamtim-moving; pi-even; vallim-creeper; tumam-You; takki-a-having considered; vane-in the forest; vasanatehim-by those who reside; sadankam-with a fear; ja-aridam-awake; tumhe-you; kkhu-indeed; salahi-jjha-i-should be praised; jahim-by those who; pi-a-dear; vāssa-friend; sa-naham-occupied by; pi-only; kunjam-grove; anibbandhena-without objection; sunnam-empty; bhani-a-having become; ghare-to the home; pavisantihim-entering; niradankam-without fear; suttam-asleep.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: It is right that You rebuke us. You must have remained awake in the forest, fearing that the movements of the creepers was caused by wild animals. You should be praised. Now You know that there is only my dear friend Kṛṣṇa in this forest grove, and therefore, free from any fear, You can return home and go to sleep.
  
   rādhikā: ajja kim evvam bhanasi. (iti sanskrtena)
  nikunjam kamsarer bata nakhara-candravāli-ruci-
   cchatāgras tam nagre muhur api yada preksitam abhut
  tada sadyah prodyah-vidhu-hata-kavi-kranti-hataya
   maya labdharanye klama-nivaha-purna parinatih
  
   ajja-noble one; kim-why?; evvam-in this way; bhanasi-do you speak; iti-thus; sanskrtena-in Sanskrit; nikunjam-the forest grove; kamsa-arateh-of Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Kaṁsa; bata-indeed; nakhara-of the nails; candravalih-the series of moons (or the name of Candrāvalī); ruci-of the splendor; chata-abundance; agrah-the tip; tam-that; na-not; agre-before Me; muhuh-for a moment; api-even; yada-when; preksitam-seen; abhut-was; tada-then; sadyah-at once; prodyat-rising; vidhu-by the moon; hata-struck; kavi-of the sun; kranti-the path; hataya-struck; maya-by Me; labdha-attained; aranye-in the forest; klama-of exhaustation; nivaha-with an abundance; purna-filled; parinatih-transformation.
  
  Rādhikā: O noble one, why do you speak in this way? When I cannot see the bright radiance from the moons of Kṛṣṇa's toenails in the forest grove, then the rising moon exhausts Me and I become filled with despair.
  
   madhumaṅgalah: (svagatam) aho kaham kudanga-sangada candra-ali bi rahi-a-e ditthatthi. ta vancanam mukki-a nam ukkarisa-issam. (prakasam sanskrtena)
  klantena te vadana-candram anakalayya
   kalyani gokula-purandara-nandanena
  candravali...
  
   svagatam-aside; aho-ah!; kaham-how?; kudanga-to the forest grove; sangada-met; candra-ali-Candravali; bi-even; rahi-by Radhā; ditthatthi-was seen; ta-this; vancanam-treachery; mukki-a-abandoning; nam-Her; ukkarisa-issam-excellence; prakasam-openly; sanskrtena-in Sanskrit; klantena-with despair; te-of You; vadana-of the face; candram-the moon; anakalayya-not seeing; kalyani-auspicious; gokula-of Gokula; purandara-of the king; nandanena-by the son; candravali-Candravali.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (to himself) Aho! How did Rādhā see Candrāvalī with Kṛṣṇa in this forest-grove? I will give up trying to cheat Her and just tell about Her exalted position. (Openly) O fortunate girl, when Nanda-nandana could not see the moon of Your face, He became filled with despair. In that condition Candrāvalī...
  
   (ity ardhokte kṛṣṇo bhrū-saṅjñaya nivarayati. sarvaḥ parasparaṁ sakutam avalokayanti).
  
   iti-thus; ardha-halfway; ukte-spoken; kṛṣṇah-Kṛṣṇa; bhru-of the eyebrows; samjnaya-with a signal; nivarayati-checks; sarvah-everyone; parasparam-mutually; sa-with; akutam-meaning; avalokayanti-looks.
  
  (In the middle of Madhumaṅgala's words, Kṛṣṇa knits His eyebrows, signaling him to stop. Struck with wonder, everyone gazes at each other).
  
   madhumaṅgalah: (svāgatam) hanta hanta kidam ma-e bamhana-batu-ocidam cabalam.
  
   svāgatam-aside; hanta-alas!; hanta-alas!; kidam-spoken; ma-e-by me; bamhana-of a brāhmaṇa; batu-boy; ocidam-known; cabalam-recklessness.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (aside) Alas, alas! I am a brāhmaṇa boy who speaks very recklessly!
  
   kṛṣṇah: (vibhavya) vibhāvarī-bhāvam me variyah kaṣṭam bāśpa-ruddha-kaṇṭho 'yaṁ saṁvṛttaḥ. tad aham eva vākyam samapayami. (iti smitva)
  ...caṇḍrāvalina-nayanantataya kilasya
   sādrsyatah katham api ksapita ksapeyam
  
   vibhavya-reflecting; vibhavari-bhavam-loquacity; me-Me; variyah-great; kastam-regrettable; baspa-with tears; ruddha-choked; kanthah-whose throat; ayam-he; samvrttah-is; tat-therefore; aham-I; eva-certainly; vakyam-the statement; samapayami-shall complete; iti-thus; smitva-smiling; candra-of moon; avalina-entered; nayana-of the eyes; antataya-by the corner; kila-indeed; asya-of that; sadrsyatah-similarity; katham api-somehow; ksapita-passed; ksapa-the night.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (thinking) Regretting that he said too much, his eyes are full of tears and his voice is choked. I will complete his speech. (With a smile) "..Ṭhe shining of the moon entered the corner of His eyes and reminded Him of You. Only in this way was Kṛṣṇa able to somehow pass the night!"
  
   madhumaṅgalah: pi-a-assa savannosi. kim ti maha hi-a-atthidam pajjhaddham na janissasi.
  
   pi-a-dear; va-assa-O friend; savannosi-You are omniscient; kim-how?; ti-thus; maha-my; hi-a-a-in the heart; tthidam-situated; pajjha-of the verse; addham-the other half; na-not; janissasi-You will know.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: O dear friend, You are omnicient. Is it possible for You not to know the second half of my words that I kept in my heart?
  
   lalitā: rahe ajja bi sandiddhasi. pekkha rati-vilasa-pisuna-im na-arassa canga-im anga-im. (iti sersyam sanskrtena)
  bale gokula-yauvata-stana-tati-dattardha-netrad itah
   kamam syama-sila-vilasi-hrdayac cetah paravartaya
  vidmah kim na hi yad vikrsya kulajah kelibhir esa striyo
   dhurtah sankulayan kalanka-tatibhir nihsankam unmuncati
  
   rahe-O Rādhā; ajja-now; bi-just; sandiddhasi-You are bewildered; pekkha-look!; rati-amorous; vilasa-of pastimes; pisuna-im-showing; na-arassa-of this lover; canga-im-handsome; anga-im-limbs; iti-thus; sa-with; irsyam-anger; sanskrtena-in Sanskrit; bale-O young girl; gokula-of Gokula; yauvata-of the girls; stana-tati-on the breasts; datta-placed; ardha-netrat-sidelong glances; itah-from Him; kamam-passionately; syama-sila-sapphires; vilasi-playful; hrdayat-heart; cetah-mind; paravartaya-turn; vidmah-we know; kim-whether?; na-not hi-indeed; yat-which; vikrsya-attracting; kulajah-pious; kelibhih-with pastimes; striyah-girls; dhurtah-rake; ankulayan-filling; kalanka-tatibhih-with impurities; nihsankam-without fear; unmuncati-abandon.
  
  Lalitā: O Rādhā, they are trying to deceive You! Look at the handsome body of this lover, bearing the marks of amorous pastimes! (Angrily) O young girl, forget about this Kṛṣṇa, whose playful heart is like a dark sapphire and whose sidelong glances rest on the breasts of the young girls of Gokula! Don't we know how this rake attracts respectable girls with His pastimes, pollutes them, and then fearlessly leaves them?
  
   radhika: haddhi haddhi sutthu vidambidamhi.
  
   haddhi-alas!; haddhi-alas!; sutthu-completely; vidambidamhi-I have been cheated.
  
  Rādhikā: Alas! Alas! I have been cheated!
  
   kṛṣṇah: priye mudhaiva mam dusayasi.
  
   priye-O beloved; mudha-needlessly; eva-certainly; mam-Me; dusayasi-You rebuke.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, You rebuke Me without any reason!
  
   radhika: (sopalambham, sanskrtena).
  muktantar-nimisam madiya-padavim alokamanasya te
   jane keśara-renubhir nipatitaih soni-krte locane
  sitaih kanana-vayubhir viracito bimbadhare ca vranah
   sankocam tyaja deva daiva-hataya na tvam maya dusyase
  
   sa-with; upalambham-rebuke; sanskrtena-in Sanskrit; mukta-released; antah-within; nimisam-blinking; madiya-My; padavim-path; alokamanas ya-looking; te-of You; jane-I know; keśara-of keśara flowers; renubhih-with the pollen; nipatitaih-fallen; soni-krte-reddened; locane-eyes; sitaih-cold; kanana-in the forest; vayubhih-by the winds; viracitah-made; bimba-bimba fruit; adhare-on the lips; ca-also; vranah-the wound; sankocam-fear; tyaja-give up; deva-O playful one; daiva-by destiny; hataya-struck; na-not; tvam-You; maya-by Me; dusyase-are rebuked.
  
  Rādhikā: (with reproach) I know that Your eyes are red because some pollen from keśara flowers fell in them when You, without blinking, looked at the path, waiting for My arrival. And I know that the wounds on Your bimba fruit lips was created by the cold forest wind. O playful one, do not be afraid, I am not criticizing You. I just cursed by My own destiny.
  
   kṛṣṇah: priye tavadhinasya me sankoco 'py alankarayaiva.
  
   priye-O beloved; tava-to You; adhinasya-submissive; me-Me; sankocah-hesitation; api-even; alankaraya-to decorate; eva-certainly.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, I am Your submissive servant. Although You are reluctant, please allow Me to decorate You.
  
   radhika: sahino savva-lo-a-vikkhadosi. kadham mamahino duvissasi.
  
   sahinaḥ-independent; savva-all; lo-a-in-the worlds; vikkhadosi-You are famous; kadham-how is it?; mama-on Me; ahinaḥ-dependent; duvissasi-You will be.
  
  Rādhikā: In all the worlds You are famous as completely independent. How is it possible for You to become the submissive, dependent servant of Me?
  
   kṛṣṇah: tavadhino naham eva kevalo 'smi. kintu te mama dasavataras ca. tatha hi
  cancan-mina-vilocanasi kamathotkrsta-stani sangata
   krodena sphurata tavayam adharah prahlada-samvardhanah
  madhyo 'sau bali-bandhano mukha-ruca ramas tvaya nirjita
   lebhe sri-ghanatadya manini manasy angi-krta kalkita
  
   tava-to You; adhinah-subordinate; na-not; aham-I; kevalah-alone; asmi-am; kintu-but; te-They; mama-My; dasa-ten; avatarah-incarnations; ca-also; tatha hi-furthermore; cancat-moving; mina-fish; vilocana-eyes; asi-You are; kamatha-tortoise; utkrsta-beautiful; stani-breasts; sangata-met; krodena-with the middle; sphurata-manifesting; tava-of You; ayam-this; adharah-lips; prahlada-happiness; samvardhanah-increasing; madhyah-waist; asau-this; bali-bandhanah-three folds of skin above the navel (regarded as a mark of beauty); mukha-of the face; ruca-with the splendor; ramah-beautiful girls or Rāma incarnation; tvaya-by You; nirjitah-are defeated; lebhe-attained; sri-of beauty; ghanata-intensity; manini-O angry girl; manasi-in the heart; angi-krta-accepted; kalkita-quarrelsomeness.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Not only Me, but My ten incarnations are also Your humble servants! My Matsya incarnation serves the restless fish of Your eyes. My Kurma incarnation serves the two beautiful turtles of Your breasts. My Varāha incarnation serves the line of hairs between Your breasts. My Nṛsiṁha incarnation, who delights Prahlāda Maharaja, serves Your delightful lips. My Vāmana incarnation, who bound Bali Maharaja with ropes, serves Your waist, which is decorated with the folds of skin known as tri-bali. My Rāma incarnation is conquered by the beauty of Your face, which also defeats the splendor of all beautiful girls. My Buddha incarnation serves the loveliness of Your body. O proud girl, My Kalki incarnation serves the anger You harbor in Your heart!
  
   radhika: hala lalide a-annidam tu-e.
  
   hala-sakhi; lalide-Lalitā; a-annidam-heard; tu-e-by you.
  
  Rādhikā: Sakhi Lalitā, did you hear that?
  
   lalitā: kanha tuha odara tu-ammi jjevva vasanti. jam edanam cinha-im disanti. (sanskrtena)
  vanyāntar-guru-cāpalaṁ kathinatā go-saṅgatiḥ pānije
   krauryaṁ dambha-ruciḥ sucaṇḍi-madhurālaṅkeśa-vidhvaṁsanam
  aśrāntonmada-laulyam iṣṭa-kadanaṁ nistriṁsa-lilonnatir
   mīnendrādy-avatārah sphutam ami bhrajanti bhagas tvayi
  
   kanha-O Kṛṣṇa; tuha-of You; odara-the incarnations; tu-ammi-in You; jjevva-certainly; vasanti-reside; jam-which; edanam-of them; conha-im-the marks; disanti-are seen; sanskrtena-in Sanskrit; vanya-in the water (or in the forest); antar-within; guru-great; capalam-restlessness; kathinata-hardness; gaḥ-the earth; sangatih-association; panije-fingernails; krauryam-cruelty; dambha-rucih-expertize at cheating; su-candi-madhura-ferocity; lanka-isa-of Rāvaṇa, the king of Laṅkā; vidhvamsanam-the destruction; asranta-without fatigue; unmada-laulyam-intoxication; ista-sacrifices; kadanam-tormenting; nistrimsa-sword; lila-pastime; unnatih-raised; mina-of fish; indra-the king; adi-beginning with; avataratah-from the incarnations; sphutam-clearly; ami-they; bhrajanti-are splendidly manifested; bhagah-portions; tvayi-in You.
  
  Lalitā: O Kṛṣṇa, Your incarnations all remain within Your own self. We can clearly see their symptoms in Your character. You possess the restlessness of Matsya, the hardness of Kurma, Varāha's accociation with the earth, the terrible fingernails of Nṛsiṁha, Vāmana"s taste for cheating, the ferocity of Paraśurāma, Rāmacandra"s power to destroy Rāvaṇa, the continual drunkenness of Balarāma, Buddha's wish to stop Vedic sacrifices, and Kalki's pastime of attacking with a raised sword!
  
   kṛṣṇah: (sa-smitam) sakhe pasya pasya
  lalitājani durlalitā
   babhuva radha durārādhā
  tapte mayi na cchāyām
   sasāka kartum visākheyam
  
   sa-with; smitam-a smile; sakhe-O friend; pasya-look!; pasya-look!; lalitā-Lalitā; ajani-has become; durlalitā-ill-mannered; babhuva-has become; radha-Rādhā; duraradha-difficult to overcome; tapte-burning with pain; mayi-to Me; na-not; chayam-shade; sasaka-is able; kartum-to do; visakha-Viśākhā or branchless tree; iyam-this.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with a smile) Friend, look! Look! Lalitā has become very harsh, and Rādhā is very difficult to conquer. I am now burning in pain and Viśākhā is unable to give Me any shade!
  
   (iti batoh karan malli-dama grhitva. sa-catu-prananam).
  srag iyam uru-guna te citta vithiva radhe
   sucir ati-sukumari amodani ca
  nakha-pada-sasi-rekha-dhamni pusnatu kantim
   tava kuca-siva-murdhni svardhuni-vibhramena
  
   iti-thus; batoh-of Madhumaṅgala; karat-from the hand; malli-of malli flowers; dama-a garland; grhitva-taking; sa-with; catu-flattering words; pranamam-obeisances; srak-garland; iyam-this; uru-guna-very valuable; te-of You; citta-to the heart; vithi-pathway; iva-like; radhe-O Rādhā; sucih-splendid; ati-very; sukumari-delicate; kamam-perfectly; amodani-fragrant; ca-and; nakha-of fingernails; pada-the marks; sasi-moons; rekha-scratches; dhamni-on the abode; pusnatu-may increase; kathim-the beauty; tava-of You; kuca-of the breasts; siva-of Lord Śiva; murdhni-on the head; svardhuni-of the celestial Gaṅgā; vibhramena-agitated.
  
  (Taking a garland of malli flowers from the hand of Madhumaṅgala, Kṛṣṇa prays to Rādhā with sweet words) O Rādhā, this very precious, splendid, exquisitely delicate and fragrant garland is like the pathway that leads to Your heart. May this garland increase the beauty of Your breasts, the abode of the moon-like fingernail scratches, just as the playful Gaṅgā river beautifies Lord Śiva's head!
  
   (iti bhru-smajnaya visakham anukulayan malyam arpayati).
   visakha: (malyam nivedayanti. sanskrtena)
  
  yasmin netra-saroruhangana-bhuvah prapte viduram manak
   sadyas te nimiso 'pi yati tulanam tanv-angi manvantaraih
  vrndaranya-kadamba-mandapa-tata-krida-bharakhandale
   tasmin kaku-parayane tava katham kamyani vamyany api
  
   iti-thus; bhru-of the eyebrows; samjnaya-with a gesture; visakham-Viśākhā; anukulayan-propitiation; malyam-the garland; arpayati-gives; malyam-the garland; nivedayanti-giving; sanskrtena-in Sanskrit; yasmin-in whom; netra-of the eyes; saroruha-of lotus flowers; angana-bhuvah-from the courtyard garden; prapte-attained; viduram-far away; manak-slightly; sadyah-at once; te-of You; nimisah-the blinking of an eye; api-even; api-even; yati-attains; tulanam-equality; tanu-angi-O slender girl; manvantaraih-with many manvantara milleniums; vrnda-aranya-in Vṛndāvana forest; kadamba-of kadamba trees; mandapa-tata-in the pavillion; krida-of pastimes; bhara-a multitude; akhankale-Indra; tasmin-Him; kaku-to plaintive words; parayane-intent; tava-of You; katham-how is it?; kamyani-desireable; vamyani-contrariness; api-even.
  
  (Moving His eyebrows, Kṛṣṇa tries to gain Viśākhā's sympathy, and gives her a garland.)
  
  Viśākhā: (offers the garland to Rādhā) O slender girl, when Your lotus eyes are even briefly separated from Him, then You feel each moment to be as long as many manvantaras. Is it right for You to be so averse to Kṛṣṇa, who, like Indra, enjoys pastimes in the kadamba groves of Vṛndāvana forest?
  
   radhika: (sabhyasuyam) avehi nibuddhi-e avehi.
  
   sa-with; abhyasuyam-anger; avehi-go away; nibuddhi-e-foolish; avehi-go away.
  
  Rādhikā: (angrily) Go away, foolish girl! go away!
  
   kṛṣṇah:
  dhuli-dhusarita-candrakancalas
   candrakanta-mukhi vallabho janah
  arpayan muhur ayam namaskriyam
   bhiksate tava kataksa-madhurim
  
   dhuli-with dust; dhusarita-grey; candraka-of the peacock feather; ancalah-the edge; candrakanta-beautiful as the moon (or moon-stone, or night water-lily); mukhi-face; vallabhah-dear; janah-person; arpayan-offering; muhuh-repeatedly; ayam-He; namaskrityan-obeisances; bhiksate-begs; tava-of You; kata-aksa-of the sidelong glance; madhurim-the sweetness.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O girl with a face as beautiful as the moon! His peacock-feather crown covered with dust, Your beloved repeatedly bows down before You and begs for the sweetness of Your sidelong glance!
  
   lalitā: rahe jhatti kandharam paravattehi. putthado a-aredi ajji-a.
   (radhika tatha karoti).
  
   rahe-Rādhā; jhatti-at once; kandharam-Your neck; paravattehi-turn; putthadaḥ-from behind; a-arehi-calls; ajji-a-the noble lady; radhika-Radhika; tatha-in that way; karoti-does.
  
  Lalitā: Rādhā, turn around! Noble lady calls You from behind!
  
  (Rādhikā does that).
  
   (pravisya)
   mukhara: (kṛṣṇam vilokya. sanskrtena)
  vanasaktam cetah pranayati grhad yo viramayan
   varenyam bandhunam pranayam api vismarayati yah
  maha-dhurta-sreni-guna-garima-vistarana-patoh
   karotsange tasya tvam api sarale putri patita
  
   pravisya-entering; kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; vilokya-seeing; sanskrtena-in Sanskrit; vana-to the forest; asaktam-attached; cetah-heart; pranayati-brings; grhat-from home; yah-who; viramayan-ends; varenyam-excellent; bandhunam-of the relatives; pranayam-the love; api-also; vismarayati-causes to forget; yah-who; maha-great; dhurta-of rogues; sreni-of the multitude; guna-of the qualities; garima-the significance; vistarana-spreading; patoh-expert; kara-utsange-in the hand; tasya-of Him; tvam-You; api-also; sarale-honest; putri-O daughter; patita-have fallen.
  
  Mukharā: (enters, and glancing at Kṛṣṇa, says) This is that person who attracts gopīs" minds and lures gopīs from their homes into the forest, making them forget the love of their relatives! O honest daughter, You have now fallen into the hands of this Kṛṣṇa, who is more expert than a host of rogues!
  
   madhumaṅgalah: bho va-assa maruda-va-ali-kida-muhi tujjham vamsiva ettha vuddhi-a patta. ta ettha kim vilambesi.
  
   bhaḥ-O; va-assa-friend; maruda-wind; va-ali-talkative; kida-made; muhi-whose mouth; tujjham-of You; vamsi-the flute; iva-like; ettha-here; vuddhi-a-the old lady; patta-has attained; ta-therefore; ettha-here; kim-why?; vilambesi-do You loiter.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Bho! Friend, the wind blows through the mouth of this talkative old woman. She is just like Your flute! Why should You stay here?
  
   kṛṣṇah: sakhe kva me vamsi.
  
   sakhe-O friend; kva-where?; me-My; vamsi-flute.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O friend, where is My flute?
  
   madhumaṅgalah: sa-am jjevva janasi kaha tti.
  
   sa-am-personally; jjevva-certainly; janasi-You know; kaha-where; tti-thus.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: You must know where is it!
  
   kṛṣṇah: sphutam radhikayaiva hrteyam. tad enam vina katham prasthanam ucitam.
  
   sphutam-clearly; radhikaya-by Rādhikā; eva-certainly; hrta-stolen; iyam-it; tat-therefore; enam-it; vina-without; katham-how?; prasthanam-going; ucitam-is proper.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: It was definitely stolen by Rādhikā! How can I leave without My flute?
  
   madhumaṅgalah: (sa-parihasam) bho idam kkhu amhanam garu-am bha-a-dhe-am jam imahim mohinihim tumam cori-a na sangovidosi. ta citthadu varagi murali-a. attanam ghettuna pala-amha.
  
   sa-with; parihasam-joking; bhaḥ-O; idam-this; kkhu-indeed; amhanam-of us; garu-am-greatest; bha-a-dhe-am-good fortune; jam-which; inahim-by these; mohinihim-charming girls; tumam-You; cori-a-having stolen; na-not; sangobidosi-You are hidden; ta-therefore; citthadu-may stay; varagi-wretched; murali-a-flute; attanam-self; ghettuna-taking; pala-amha-let us flee.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (joking) Bho! Friend, this is our great fortune that these charming girls did not steal and hide You! Leave this wretched flute here. Let us simply run away from this place!
  
   kṛṣṇah: (sa-smitam) re vacata tistha. (iti parikramya)
  sundari bindu-cyutake
   tava naipunyam babhuva punyena
  śaśimukhi vaśī-krtabhud
   vaṁśī mama yat tvaya tvaraya
  
   sa-with; smitam-a smile; re-O; vacata-talkative one; tistha-stand; iti-thus; parikramya-walking; sundari-O beautiful girl; bindu-cyutake-in the bindu-cyutaka literary ornament; tava-of You; naipunyam-expertness; babhuva-is; punyena-with purity; sasi-mukhi-O moon-faced girl; vasi-krta abhut-stolen; vamsi-flute; mama-My; yat-which; tvaya-by You; tvaraya-quickly.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with a smile) O talkative one, wait. (He approaches Rādhā) O beautiful girl, by Your pious activities You have become very expert in word-play such as bindu-cyutaka, and thus, O moon-faced one, You quickly turned My vaṁśī (flute) into vaśī (what is under Your control)!
  
   radhika: (sa-bhru-bhangam) muncehi nam bhangi-e kalakarobanam. ka janadi tumha vamsi-am.
  
   sa-with; bhru-of the eyebrows; bhangam-knitting; muncehi-give up; nam-this; bhangi-a-with tricks; kalanka-of fault; arobanam-imposition; ka-who?; janadi-knows; tumha-Your; vamsi-am-flute.
  
  Rādhikā: (knitting Her eyebrows) Stop blaming Me using these clever tricks! Who knows what happened to Your flute?
  
   lalitā: (sanskṛtena)
  na kacid gopinam bhavati para-vitta-pranayini
   satinam asmakam na vada parivadam nanu mudha
   (ity ardhokte)
  
   sanskrtena-in Sanskrit; na-not; kacit-anyone; gopinam-of the gopīs; bhavati-is; para-of others; vitta-the wealth; pranayini-stealing; satinam-pious; asmakam-of us; na-not; vada-say; parivadam-accusation; nanu-is it not?; mudha-uselessly; iti-thus; ardha-halfway; ukte-spoken.
  
  Lalitā: Gopīs don"t steals another's wealth! We are pious and honest! Do not blame us unnecessarily! (She stops after the first half of the verse).
  
   kṛṣṇah: sakhi lalite prasida. darsaya sakhyau daksinyam.
  
   sakhi-O friend; lalite-Lalitā; prasida-please be kind; darsaya-please show; sakhyau-to the friend; daksiyam-politeness.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Sakhi Lalitā, please be merciful. Show kindness to Me, your friend.
  
   lalitā:
  alam jalpair ebhir vraja nija-niketam drutam ito
   vayam kim samvrttas tava kitava venoh pratibhuvah
  
   alam-enough!; jalpaih-words; ebhih-with these; vraja-please go; nija-own; niketam-home; drutam-immediately; itah-from this; vayam-we; kim-how; samvrttah-engaged; tava-of You; kitava-O cheater; venoh-of the flute; pratibhuvah-guarantee.
  
  Lalitā: Enough of these words! Go home immediately. O cheater, how can You prove that we stole Your flute?
  
   radhika: (vrddham asadya) ajje dittham tu-e appano nattino carittam. jam eso amhanam cori-aparivadam dedi.
  
   vrddham-the old lady; asadya-approaching; ajje-O noble lady; dittham-seen; tu-e-by you; appanaḥ-personally; nattinaḥ-of the grandson; caittam-the character; jam-which; esaḥ-he; amhanam-to us; cori-a-of being a thief; parivadam-criticism; dedi-gives.
  
  Rādhikā: (approaching Mukharā) O noble lady, you have seen the character of your grandson. He accusing us of stealing!
  
   mukhara: (sa-samrambham) re kanhada saccam ma-e vinnadam. jam natti-am rahi-am, maha tumam vidambedum laddhosi.
  
   sa-with; samrambham-anger; re-O; kanhada-Kṛṣṇa; saccam-the truth; ma-e-by me; vinnadam-is known; jam-which; natti-am-granddaughter; rahi-am-Radhika; maha-of Me; tumam-You; vidambedum-to mock; laddhosi-You have attained.
  
  Mukharā: (angrily) O Kṛṣṇa, I know the truth. You have come here only to mock my granddaughter Rādhikā!
  
   madhumaṅgalah: a-i nitthura-samsini nivvamsi-e vamsi-am hari-a tujjha nattini tumam duggam laddha.
  
   a-i-O; nitthura-harsh; samsini-speaking; nivvamsi-e-lying; vamsi-am-the flute; hari-a-stealing; tujjha-your; nattini-granddaughter; tumam-you; duggam-fortress; laddha-has attained.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Ayi! O woman who speaks harsh, lying words! Your granddaughter stole the flute, and now She takes shelter of You for protection!
  
   kṛṣṇah: arye mukhare satyam aha vayasyah.
  
   arye-O noble lady; mukhare-O Mukharā; satyam-the truth; aha-has spoken; vayasyah-My friend.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O noble Mukharā, My friend speaks the truth.
  
   mukhara: a-i rahi-e abi kim saccam edam.
  
   a-i-O; rahi-e-Radhika; abi kim-whether?; saccam-the truth; edam-this.
  
  Mukharā: O Rādhikā, is this true?
  
   radhika: ajji-e vundavane indhananam kim mahagghada jada jam hattha-metta vamsakatthi-a amhehim haridavva.
  
   ajji-e-O noble lady; vundavane-in Vṛndāvana forest; indhananam-of firewood; kim-whether?; mahagghada-valuable; jada-manifested; jam-which; hattha-a cubit in length; metta-only; vamsa-of bamboo; kātthi-a-wood; amhehim-by us; haridavva-stolen.
  
  Rādhikā: O noble lady, has firewood become so valuable in this Vṛndāvana forest that we have to steal this small piece of bamboo?
  
   kṛṣṇah: (smitva) he pite pracanda-devi yadi venum na jaharthas tatah katham tad-vartayam smita-kudmalollasad utphulla-kapolandolayita-drg-antasi.
  
   smitva-smiling; he-O; pite-fair-complexioned girl; pracanda-cruel; devi-O playful one; yadi-if; venum-the flute; na-not; jaharthah-You have stolen; tatah-then; katham-why?; tat-this; vartayam-in the story; smita-smiling; kudmala-a bud; ullasat-from the happiness; utphulla-bright; kapola-of the cheeks; andolayita-swinging to and fro; drk-of the eyes; anta-the corners; asi-You are.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with a smile) O cruel one! O playful, fair-complexioned girl, if You did not actually steal My flute, then why, as You say these words, the blissful flower-like smile suddenly appeared on Your face, and Your eyes restlessly move to and fro over Your blossoming cheeks?
  
   mukhara: (sakrosam) cancala ahimanno sadhammini tujjha vandanijja tahabi parihasajja-i.
  
   sa-with; akrosam-anger; cancala-O libertine; ahimannaḥ-of Abhimanyu; sadhammini-the chaste wife; tujjha-by You; vandanijja-the object of worship; tahabi-still; parihasajja-i-is mocked.
  
  Mukharā: (angrily) O libertine! Although You should worship this chaste wife of Abhimanyu, You are mocking Her!
  
   madhumaṅgalah: muhare eso jannobavi-assa sabami. dittham ma-e puhavi-vilagga-seharena ajja rahi-a vandida pi-ava-assena.
  
   muhare-O Mukharā; esaḥ-he; jannobavi-assa-on my sacred thread; sabami-I swear; disstham-seen; ma-e-by me; puhavi-on the ground; vilagga-resting; seharena-with His head; ajja-today; rahi-a-Radhika; vandida-was bowed down before; pi-a-va-assa-vy my dear friend.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: O Mukharā, I swear on my brāhmaṇa's thread that today I have seen my dear friend Kṛṣṇa place His head on the ground as He bowed down before Rādhikā!
  
   mukhara: (sanandam) taḍo imassa dhammo vaddhissadi.
  
   sa-with; anandam-bliss; tadaḥ-then; etassa-of Him; dhammaḥ-piety; vaddhissadi-will increase.
  
  Mukharā: (blissfully) That act will increase His piety!
  
   (sarve smitam kurvanti).
  
   sarve-everyone; smitam-smiling; kurvanti-does.
  
  (Everyone smiles).
  
   mukhara: kanhade imina tujjha cabalena khijjhissadi ballava-indo nando, ta gadu-a go-mandalam sambhalehi.
  
   kanhada-O Kṛṣṇa; imina-by this; tujjha-Your; cabalena- fickleness; khijjhissadi-upsets; ballava-of the cowherd men; indaḥ-the king; nandaḥ-Nanda; ta-therefore; gadu-a-going; gaḥ-of cows; mandalam-the herd; sambhalehi-look after.
  
  Mukharā: Kṛṣṇa, Your carefree behavior upsets the cowherd king Nanda. Therefore, go and look after the cows.
  
   kṛṣṇah: arye vine venum viprakrstaya dhavalavaler akrstir durghata.
  
   arye-O noble lady; vina-without; venum-the flute; viprakrtstayah-excellent; dhavala-avaleh-of the cows; akrstih-attracting; durghata-is difficult.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O noble lady, without My flute it will be very difficult to call My beautiful cows!
  
   lalitā: kanha abalavalino ti kisa ujju-am na kadhesi.
  
   kanha-O Kṛṣṇa; abala-of girls; avalinaḥ-the multitude; ti-thus; kisa-why?; ujju-am-in a straightforward manner; na-not; kadhasi-You speak.
  
  Lalitā: O Kṛṣṇa, just tell the truth. Without the flute, it will be very difficult for You to attract the gopīs!
  
   kṛṣṇah: lalite vrddhayadya sabala yuyam. tatah katham idam kathayisyami.
  
   lalite-O Lalitā; vrddhaya-with the elderly lady; adya-now; sabala-strong; yuyam-you are; tatah-therefore; katham-why?; idam-this; kathayisyami-I shall say.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Lalitā, the presence of elderly Mukharā gives you strength. How can I argue with you?
  
   mukhara: (sa-rosam, sanskrtena)
  navinagre naptri catula na hi dharmat tava bhayam
   na me drstir madhye-dinam api jaratya patur iyam
  alindat tvam nandatmaja na yadi re yasi tarasa
   tato 'ham nirdosa pathi kiyati hamho madhu-puri
  
   sa-with; rosam-anger; sankrtena-in Sanskrit; navina-young; agre-in the presence; naptri-granddaughter; catula-O rogue; na-not; hi-indeed; dharmat-from religion; tava-of You; bhayam-fear; na-not; me-of me; drstih-sight; madhye-in the middle; dinam-of the day; api-even; jaratyah-an old lady; patuh-expert; iyam-this; alindat-from the porch; tvam-You; nanda-of Nanda Maharaja; atmaja-O son; na-not; yadi-if; yasi-You go; tarasa-at once; tatah-then; aham-I; nirdosa-faultless; pathi-on the path; kiyati-near; hamhaḥ-indeed; madhu-puri-to Mathurā.
  
  Mukharā: (angrily) My granddaughter is a young girl, and You, rogue, are not afraid to break the rules of dharma. I am an old lady and even in midday I cannot see very clearly. O son of Nanda, if You do not leave this place at once, then I will not be at fault. Mathurā is not far away!
  
   madhumaṅgalah: (sa-rosam) dummuhi vuddhi-e tujjha kamsado kim amhe bha-emha jam mahu-puram asannam kahesi.
  
   sa-with; rosam-anger; dummuhi-O foul-mouthed one; vuddhi-e-O old lady; tujjha-of you; kamsadaḥ-from Kaṁsa; kim-what?; amhe-we; bha-emha-fear; jam-which; mahu-puram- Mathurā City; sannam-reached; kahesi-you speak.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (with anger) O foul-mouthed old woman, why should we fear that you will go to king Kaṁsa in Mathurā?
  
   mukhara: (sa-vyajam) are cittha. esaham nattini-am ghettuna raja-saham patthidamhi.
   (iti radhadibhir anugamyamana niskranta).
  
   sa-with; vyajam-a trick; are-O; cittha-stand; esa-she; aham-I; nattini-my granddaughter; ghettuna-taking; raja-saham-the royal assembly; patthidamhi-I shall depart; iti-thus; radha-adibhih-by the Rādhā and the other gopīs; anugayamana-followed; niskranta-exists.
  
  Mukharā: (bluffing) Wait, wait! I will take my granddaughter and go to the king's assembly hall!
  
  (Followed by Rādhā and the others, she exits).
  
   kṛṣṇah: sakhe samagaccha. kalindi-kaccham upetya gavam uddesam karavavah.
  
   sakhe-O friend; samagaccha-come; kalindi-of the Yamunā; kaccham-the shore; upetya-approaching; gavam-of the cows; uddesam-the looking; karavavah-let us do.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, come. Let us go to the shore of the Yamunā and look for the cows.
  
  (iti parikramya. valita-grivam pasyan socchvasam.)
  mudram dhairya-mayim ksanam vivrnute taralya-laksmin ksanam
   sopeksah ksanam atanoti bhani-tirautsukya-bhajan ksanam
  suddham drstim itah ksanam pranyayate prenkhat-kataksam ksanam
   rosena pranayena cakulita-dhi radha dvidha bhidyate
   (iti niskrantah sarve).
  
   iti-thus; parikramya-walking; valita-grivam-craning His neck; pasyan-looking; socchvasam-sighing; mudram-mark; dhairya-mayim-peaceful; ksanam-one moment; vivrnute-does; taralya-laksmin-restlessness; ksanam-the next moment; sa-with; upeksah-indifference; ksanam-one moment; atanoti-does; bhanitira-another moment; utsukya-eager; bhajan-assuming; ksanam-one moment; suddham-pure; drstim-glance; itah-then; ksanam-one moment; pranayate-does; prenkhat-moving; kata-aksam-sidelong glances; ksanam-another moment; rosena-with anger; pranayena-with love; ca-also; akulita-agitated; dhih-whose mind; radha-Rādhā; dvidha-in two parts; bhidyate-is divided; iti-thus; niskrantah-exit; sarve-all.
  
  (They go. Looking back, Kṛṣṇa says with a sigh) One moment She is peaceful, and the next moment She becomes restless. One moment She neglects Me, and the next moment She is very eager to talk with Me. One moment She looks at Me with a pure, innocent glance, and the next moment She casts quick glances from the corners of Her eyes. Her mind agitated with both anger and love, Rādhā is divided in two.
  
  (Everyone exits.)
  
  
  End of Act Four 
  Act Five: Rādhā-prasādana: Pacifying Rādhā
  
  
   (tataḥ praviśati paurṇamāsī).
   paurṇamāsī:
  snehaḥ śoka-kṛṣaṇor
   vinoda-sadanaṁ sadeti nātathyam
  snigdhādya rādhikāyaṁ
   yad ahaṁ tenāsu dagdhāsmi
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; paurṇamāsī-Paurṇamāsī; snehaḥ-love; soka-of grief; krsanoḥ-of the fire; vinoda-of pastimes; sadanam-the abode; sada-eternally; iti-thus; na-not; atathyam-a lie; snigdha-affectionate; adya-now; rādhikāyam-towards Rādhikā; yat-because; aham-I; tena-for this reason; asu-at once; dagdha-pained; asmi-I am.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (enters) It is not untrue that love always brings both happiness and the fire of grief. Because I am affectionate to Rādhikā, now I am also suffering.
  
   (puro 'valokya) keyaṁ madhumaṅgala-sangini mam abhivartate. (punar nibhalya)
  ajanita-sasana-bhaṅga
   sthira-jaṅgama-mandalaiḥ sva-vane
  nikhila-prani-ruta-jñā
   vindati purataḥ kathaṁ vṛndā
  
   puraḥ-ahead; avalokya-looking; ka-who?; iyam-this girl; madhumaṅgala-Madhumaṅgala; sangini-accompanying; mam-me; abhivartate-approaches; punaḥ-again; nibhalya-looking; a-not; janita-manifested; sasana-of the order; bhaṅga-the breaking; sthira-unmoving; jaṅgama-and moving entities; mandalaiḥ-by the multitudes; sva-own; vane-in the forest; nikhila-all; prani-living entities; ruta-the language; jñā-understanding; vindati-finds; purataḥ-in the presence; katham-how is it?; vṛndā-Vṛndā.
  
  (Looking ahead) Who is this girl coming to me with Madhumaṅgala? (Looking again) Why is Vṛndā, who knows the languages of all living entities, and whose order is never disobeyed by any of the moving or non-moving creatures in her forest of Vṛndāvana, coming here?
  
   (praviśya)
   vṛndā madhumaṅgala ca: amba vande.
  
   praviśya-entering; vṛndā-Vṛndā; madhumaṅgalaḥ-Madhumaṅgala; ca-and; amba-O mother; vande-I offer my respects.
  
  (Vṛndā and Madhumaṅgala enter).
  
  Vṛndā and Madhumaṅgala: O mother, our obeisances to you.
  
   paurṇamāsī: svasti yuvabhyam.
  
   svasti-auspiciousness; yuvabhyam-to you both.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Auspiciousness to you both.
  
   vṛndā: bhagavati kathaṁ socanty asi.
  
   bhagavati-O noble lady; katham-why?; socanti-lamenting; asi-you are.
  
   Vṛndā: O noble lady, why are you so unhappy?
  
   paurṇamāsī: vatse vidagdha-pungavasyaṅga-saṅgama-laksmani rādhikāyam abhilakṣya manyuman abhimanyuḥ samprati madhu-puryaṁ sa-kutumbo vastum utkanthate. tatrapi tad-amba tad-irsya-jambalavali-jrmbhayaṁ kadambini-bhavam alambya rādhā-maralim udvejayati. tenadya socami.
  
   vatse-O child; vidagdha-of those who are expert; pungavasya-of He who is the best; aṅga-of the body; saṅgama-contact; laksmani-the signs; rādhikāyam-on Rādhikā; abhilakṣya-seeing; manyuman-angry; abhimanyuḥ-Abhimanyu; samprati-now; madhu-puryam-in Mathurā; sa-with; kutumbaḥ-his family; vastum-to reside; utkanthate-yearns; tatra api-nevertheless; tat-his; amba-mother; avali-of the abundance; jrmbhayam-in the awakening; kadambini-of a host of clouds; bhavam-the nature; alambya-attaining; rādhā-of Rādhā; maralim-the swan; udvejayati-torments; tena-for this reason; saocami-adya-now; socami-I lament.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: My child, when Abhimanyu saw on Rādhā's body the marks from the touch of the most expert lover Kṛṣṇa, he became very angry, and now he wants to take his family and live in Mathurā. Also, when Abhimanyu's anger flares up, then his mother becomes like a host of monsoon clouds to torment the swan of Rādhā. For these reasons I lament.
  
   vṛndā: paurṇamāsī-subhasis-candrikaiva vighnandhakara-samharini.
  
   paurṇamāsī-of the full moon (Paurṇamāsī); subha-auspicious; asiḥ-benediction; candrika-moonlight; eva-indeed; vighna-of obstacles; andhakara-the darkness; samharini-removing.
  
   Vṛndā: The blessing light of the full moon (Paurṇamāsī) will dispel all darkness of obstacles.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: ajje kahaṁ rahopari tujjha varitthaṁ pemmam.
  
   ajje-O noble lady; kaham-why?; raha-upari-on Rādhā; tujjha-your; varittham-best; pemmam-love.
  
   Madhumaṅgala: Noble lady, why do you love Rādhā so dearly?
  
   paurṇamāsī: vatsa saty api bhurini premodaya-karane tasyam ananyapaikṣi mamedaṁ prema.
  
   vatsa-O child; sati-being; api-also; bhurini-manifold; prema-of love; udaya-of the arising; karane-causes; tasyam-for Her; ananya-extraordinary; apaikṣi-in relation; mama-my; idam-this; prema-love.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: Child, there are many reasons why I deeply love Rādhā.
  
   vṛndā: yuktam idam. yataḥ
  jagati kila vicitre kutracin niscalatma
   bhavati nirabhisandhiḥ kasyacit prema-bandhaḥ
  vilasati samudirne kumbhaje khañjanali
   kalitavati tathastaṁ hanta nasaṁ prayati
  
   yuktam-appropriate; idam-this is; yataḥ-because; jagati-in the universe; kila-indeed; vicitre-variegated; kutracit-sometimes; niscala-unwavering; atma-whose heart; bhavati-of someone; prema-of love; bandhaḥ-the bonds; vilasati-sports; samudirne-risen; kumbhaje-when the star Agastya; khañjana-of Khañjana birds; aliḥ-the flock; kalivati-is seen; tatha-then; astam-to the west; hanta-indeed; nasam-destruction; prayati-attain.
  
   Vṛndā: You have spoken well. In this variegated world sometimes someone loves another with unwavering love. When the star Agastya rises in the sky, the khañjana birds rejoice, and when this star sets in the west, the khañjana birds at once disappear.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: kerisaṁ nirāhisandhino pemmassa cinham.
  
   kerisam-like what?; nirāhisandhino-selfless; pemassa-of love; cinham-the symptom.
  
   Madhumaṅgala: What are the symptoms of this unalloyed love?
  
   paurṇamāsī:
  stotraṁ yatra taṭa-sthatām prakaṭayac cittasya dhatte vyathāṁ
   nindāpi pramadaṁ prayacchati parīhāsa-ṣriyaṁ bibhratī
  doṣena kṣayitāṁ guṇena gurutāṁ kenāpy anātanvatī
   premṇaḥ svārasikasya kasyacid iyaṁ vikrīḍati prakriyā
  
   stotram-praising; yatra-in which; taṭa-sthatām-neutrality; prakaṭayat-manifesting; cittasya-to the heart; dhatte-gives; vyathām-painful reaction; nindā-blaspheming; api-also; pramadam-pleasure; prayacchati-delivers; parīhāsa-of joking; ṣriyam-the beauty; bibhratī-bringing forth; doṣena-by accusation; kṣayitām-the quality of diminishing; guṇena-by good qualities; gurutām-the importance; kena api-by any; anātanvatī-not increase; premṇaḥ-of love; svārasikasya-natural; kasyacit-of any; iyam-this; vikriḍati-acts within the heart; prakriyā-the manner of action.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: When one hears praise from his beloved, he outwardly remains neutral but feels pain within his heart. When he hears his beloved making accusations about him, he takes them to be jokes and enjoys. When he finds faults in his beloved, they do not diminish his love, nor do the beloved's good qualities increase this love. That is how true prema acts within the heart.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: evvam rubbaṁ kkhu donaṁ raha-mahavanaṁ pemma.
  
   evvam-in this way; rubbam-the form; kkhu-indeed; donam-of Them; raha-mahavanam-of Rādhā and Mādhava; pemma-love.
  
   Madhumaṅgala: The love of Rādhā and Mādhava is like that.
  
   paurṇamāsī: vatsa kiṁ ucyate. madhurya-samsargino naisargikasya paraspara-vallabhanaṁ vidagdha-mithunanaṁ prema-srnkhālabandhasya paramotkarsa-rekhayaṁ dṛṣṭantaḥ kila rādhā-madhavayor bhavamrta-bhuma.
  
   vatsa-O child; kim-what?; ucyate-is said; madhurya-sweetness; samsarginaḥ-association; naisargikasya-natural; paraspara-mutual; vallabhanam-dear; vidagdha-expert; mithunanam-of amorous couples; prema-of love; srnkhala-with the shackles; bandhasya-of the bondage; parama-supreme; utkarsa-of excellence; rekhayam-in the line; dṛṣṭantaḥ-example; kila-indeed; rādhā-madhavayoḥ-for Rādhā and Mādhava; bhava-of love; amrta-of the nectar; bhuma-flood.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: Child, what more can I say? The nectar flood of prema that Rādhā and Mādhava bear for each other is the supreme example of the naturally sweet love that bind expert amorous couples like chains.
  
   vṛndā: bhagavati sruyatam
  yastiṁ vasti na panina kalayituṁ srnge na saṅgarthitaṁ
   dhatte dhatubhir aṅga-mandanamayiṁ nangi-karoti kriyam
  parnaṁ vadayate na ghurnita-manas tire kṛtanta-svasuḥ
   kintutklamyati mukta-vibhrama-guna-gramo 'dya damodaraḥ
  
   bhagavati-O noble lady; sruyatam-let it be heard; yastim-the stick; vasti-desires; na-not; panina-with the hand; kalayitum-to hold; srnge-in the buffalo-horn bugle; na-not; saṅga-touch; arthitam-the desire; dhatte-places; dhatubhiḥ- with mineral pigments; aṅga-of the limbs; mandana-mayim-decoration; na-not; angi-karoti-accepts; kriyam-the activity; parnam-a leaf; vadayate-causes to count; na-not; ghurnita-agitated; manaḥ-whose mind; tire-on the shore; kṛtanta-svasuḥ-of the Yamunā river, the sister of Yamaraja; kintu-however; utklamayati-distressed; mukta-released; vibhrama-playful; guna-of qualities; gramaḥ-a host; adya-now; damodaraḥ-Kṛṣṇa.
  
   Vṛndā: O noble lady, please listen. Kṛṣṇa does not wish to hold the stick in His hand. He has no desire to touch His buffalo-horn bugle. He does not decorate His body with mineral pigments. He no longer makes musical sounds using leaves. His great playfulness gone and His mind agitated, Dāmodara now stays by the shore of the Yamunā in a depressed mood.
  
   paurṇamāsī: (sa-khedam) kim idam.
  
   sa-with; khedam-unhappiness; kim-what?; idam-this.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: (unhappily) Why is Kṛṣṇa so depressed?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: lalida-kaudillena.
  
   lalida-of Lalitā; kaudillena-by the crookedness.
  
   Madhumaṅgala: It is because of Lalitā's cunning behavior!
  
   paurṇamāsī: nunaṁ lalitāya hathanuvartita-mana vartate rādhā.
  
   nunam-certainly; lalitāya-by Lalitā; hatha-obstinacy; anuvartita-following; mana-anger; vartate-is; rādhā-Rādhā.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: Lalitā teaches Rādhā how to be obstinate and show anger.
  
   vṛndā: atha kim.
  
   atha kim-surely.
  
   Vṛndā: Yes.
  
   paurṇamāsī: na jane kva khalv adya lalitādayaḥ.
  
   na-not; jane-I know; kva-where?; khalu-indeed; adya-now; lalitā-adayaḥ-Lalitā and the other gopīs.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: I do not know where Lalitā and her friends now.
  
   vṛndā: tasam uddesaya maya subalaḥ presito 'sti.
  
   tasam-of them; uddesaya-to find; maya-by me; subalaḥ-Subala; presitaḥ-send; asti-is.
  
   Vṛndā: I sent Subala to find them.
  
   (praviśya) subalaḥ: ajje vandemi.
  
   praviśya-entering; ajje-O noble lady; vandemi-I offer my respects.
  
   Subala: (enters) O noble lady, I offer my obeisances to you.
  
   paurṇamāsī: subala kva dṛṣṭa rādhādayaḥ.
  
   subala-O Subala; kva-where?; dṛṣṭaḥ-were seen; rādhā-adayaḥ-Rādhā and the other gopīs.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: Subala, did you find Rādhā and the other gopīs?
  
   subalaḥ: muhara-gharobanta-vatthino rasalassa mule.
  
   muhara-of Mukharā; ghara-the home; ubanta-near; vatthino-staying; rasalassa-of a mango tree; mule-at the base.
  
   Subala: Yes, they are under a mango tree near Mukharā's house.
  
   paurṇamāsī: vatsa madhumaṅgala turnam anusṛtya rādhikām abhisarayanty asmi. tad etaya sukti-candrikaya tvam anandaya mukundam.
  
   vatsa-O child; madhumaṅgala-Madhumaṅgala; turnam-quickly; anusṛtya-approaching; rādhikām-Rādhā; abhisarayanti-bringing to the rendezvous; asmi-I am; tat-therefore; etaya-with this; su-ukti-of pleasing words; candrikaya-with the moonlight; tvam-you; anandaya-please delight; mukudam-Kṛṣṇa.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: Child Madhumaṅgala, I will quickly go to Rādhikā and convince Her to meet with Kṛṣṇa. You please cheer Mukunda up with the moonlight of this good news.
  
   (madhumaṅgalaḥ sa-harsaṁ niṣkrāntah).
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ-Madhumaṅgala; sa-with; harsam-happiness; niṣkrāntaḥ-exits.
  
   (Madhumaṅgala happily exits.)
  
   vṛndā: (janantikam) subala maya samarpitam padyaṁ tvaya kiṁ nama viśākhāyaṁ sañcaritam.
  
   jana-the person; antikam-near; subala-O Subala; maya-by me; sama pitam-given; padyam-a verse; tvaya-by you; kim-whether?; nama-indeed; viśākhāyam-to Viśākhā; sañcaritam-given.
  
   Vṛndā: (whispers) Subala, did you deliver the message I wrote to Viśākhā?
  
   subalaḥ: adha im.
  
   adha im-surely.
  
   Subala: Yes.
  
   paurṇamāsī: vṛnde yavat prasadya prasadhya ca rādhāṁ sañcarayāmi tavad adhunāvabhyaṁ puraḥ kadamba-nikuñje visramyatam.
  
   vṛnde-O Vṛndā; yavat-when; prasadya-pacifying; prasadhya-decoration; ca-and; rādhām-Rādhā; sañcarayami-I bring; tavat-then; adhunā-now; avabhyam-of us both; puraḥ-in the presence; kadamba-of kadamba trees; nikuñje-in the grove; visramyatam-is rested.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: Vṛndā, I will pacify Rādhā, decorate Her nicely and bring Her to meet Kṛṣṇa. Then we will both wait in the grove of kadamba trees.
  
   (vṛndā subalena saha niṣkrāntā).
  
   vṛndā-Vṛndā; subalena-Subala; saha-with; niṣkrānta-exits.
  
   (Accompanied by Subala, Vṛndā exits).
  
   paurṇamāsī: (parikramya) kathaṁ laliteyam ayati.
  
   parikramya-walking; katham-whether?; lalitā-Lalitā; iyam-she; ayati-comes.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: (walking) Is this Lalitā coming here?
  
   lalitā: bha-avadi tumha sa-asaṁ gacchanti mhi.
  
   bh-avadi-O noble lady; tumha-of you; sa-asam-the presence; gacchanti-attaining; mhi-I am.
  
   Lalitā: O noble lady, I was just going to meet with you.
  
   paurṇamāsī: kim artham.
  
   kim-what?; artham-is the purpose.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: Why?
  
   lalitā: ajje tina dhuttena puno puno abarañjida pi-a-sahi lahavaṁ amani-a sutthu ukkanthedi. ta kiṁ karissam.
  
   ajje-O noble lady; tina-by this; dhuttena-villain; puno-again; puno-again; abarañjida-insulted; pi-a-dear; sahi-friend; lahavam-disrespect; amani-a-not considering; sutthu-intently; ukkanthedi-longs; ta-therefore; kim-what?; karissam-shall I do.
  
   Lalitā: O noble lady, although this rascal Kṛṣṇa again and again insults my dear sakhi Rādhā, She does not take it seriously and longs to be with Him. What shall I do?
  
   paurṇamāsī: vatse munca mudha-kalusyam. naparādhyati madhavaḥ. kintu madhumaṅgala-pramaditaiva vaḥ khedaya babhuva.
  
   vatse-O child; munca-give up; mudha-useless; kalusyam-defamation; na-not; aparādhyati-offends; madhavaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; kintu-however; madhumaṅgala-by Madhumaṅgala; pramadita-carelessness; eva-certainly; vaḥ-of you; khedaya-for distress; babhuva-has become.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: Child, give up these useless rebukes. Mādhava has not committed any offense, it is Madhumaṅgala's carelessness that has made you unhappy.
  
   lalitā: (svagatam) mama hi evvaṁ nandimuhi-e kathidam. (prakasam) ajje pekkha esa rāhi rasalasya mule kampanti kimpi jappadi.
  
   svagatam-aside; mama-to me; bi-even; evvam-in this way; nandimuhi-e-by Nāndīmukhī; kathidam-was spoken; prakasam-openly; ajje-O noble lady; pekkha-look!; esa-She; rāhi-Rādhā; rasalasya-of the mango tree; mule-at the base; kampanti-trembling; kimpi-something; jappadi-says.
  
   Lalitā: (to herself) Nāndīmukhī told me the same thing. (Openly) O noble lady, look! There is Rādhā under a mango tree. Trembling, She says something.
  
   (tataḥ praviśati sanutapaṁ rādhā).
   rādhā: (sanskṛtena)
  karnante na kṛta priyokti-racana kṣipraṁ maya durato
   malli-dama nikama-pathya-vacase rusaḥ kalpitaḥ
  ksoni-lagna-sikhanda-sekharam asau nabhyarthayann ikṣitaḥ
   svantaṁ hanta mamadya tena khadiraṅgarena dandahyate
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; sa-with; anutapam-remorse; rādhā-Rādhā; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; karna-of the ear; ante-in the edge; na-not; kṛta-done; priya-affectionate; ukti-of words; racana-the doing; kṣipram-quickly; maya-by Me; durataḥ-far away; malli-of jasmine flowers; dama-the garland; nikama-very; pathya-beneficial; vacase-whose words; sakhyai-to My friend; rusaḥ-anger; kalpitaḥ-directed; ksoni-on the earth; lagna-resting; sikhanda-sekharam-peacock feather crown; asau-He; na-not; abhyarthayan-praying; ikṣitaḥ-is seen; sva-own; antam-heart; hanta-Ah; mama-of Me; adya-now; tena-by this; khadira-khadira wood; anarena-burning charcoal; dandahyate-intensely burns.
  
   (Filled with regret, Rādhā enters)
  
   Rādhā: Affectionate words no longer enter My ears. I quickly threw away the jasmine garland. I was angry with My sakhi who spoke words for My benefit. I do not see Him placing His peacock-feather crown on the ground and begging with many prayers. Ah! My heart intensely burns like the ashes of a khadira tree!
  
   paurṇamāsī: putri pracchannam upasṛtya srnuvaḥ prema-vilasam.
   (ity ubhe tatha sthite).
  
   putri-O daughter; prachchannam-hidden; upasṛtya-approaching; srnuvaḥ-let us hear; prema-of love; vilasam-the pastimes; iti-thus; ubhe-both of them; tatha-in that way; sthite-stand.
  
   Paurṇamāsī: Daughter, approaching unnoticed, let us hear about the pastimes of love. (They hide.)
  
   rādhikā: (sa-capalam. punaḥ sanskṛtena)
  dhanyas ta harini-dṛśaḥ sa ramate yabhir navino yuva
   (punaḥ sa-sankam)
  svairaṁ capalam akalayya lalitā maṁ hanta nindisyati
   (punaḥ sautsukyam)
  govindaṁ parirabdhum indu-vadanaṁ ha cittam utkanthate
   (punaḥ samarsam)
  dhig vamaṁ vidhim astu yena garalaṁ manabhidhaṁ nirmame
  
   sa-with; capalam-agitation; punaḥ-again; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; dhanyaḥ-fortunate; taḥ-they; harini-dṛśaḥ-doe-eyed girls; saḥ-He; ramate-enjoys pastimes; yabhiḥ-with whom; navinah yuva-youthful Kṛṣṇa; punaḥ-again; sa-with; sankam-fear; svairam-according to My desire; capalam-fickleness; akalayya-seeing; lalitā-Lalitā; mam-Me; hanta-indeed; nandisyati-will rebuke; punaḥ-again; sa-with; autsukyam-eagerness; govindam-Kṛṣṇa; parirabdhum-to embrace; indu-moon; vadanam-whose face; ha-ah!; cittam-heart; utkanthate-yearns; punaḥ-again; sa-with; amarasam-anger; dhik-fie!; vamam-contrary; vidhim-fate; astu-may be; yena-by which; garalam-the poison; mana-pride; abhidham-named; nirmame-created.
  
   Rādhikā: (with a restless mind) The doe-eyed girls who enjoy pastimes with this youth are very fortunate. (With fear) Seeing how agitated I became by the desire to meet Kṛṣṇa, Lalitā will rebuke Me. (Passionately) My heart yearns to embrace moon-faced Govinda! (Angrily) To hell with the stubborn fate that has created this poison called anger!
  
   lalitā: adakhine cittha. sa-aṁ jeva kanhaṁ nirakadu-a bhangi-e me dusesi.
  
   adakkhine-O ungrateful girl; cittha-stop; sa-am-personally; jeva-certainly; kanham-Kṛṣṇa; nirakadu-a-rejecting; bhangi-e-crooked; me-me; dusesi-You rebuke.
  
   Lalitā: O ungrateful girl, stop! You Yourself rejected Kṛṣṇa, and now You are unfairly criticizing me!
  
   rādhikā: (bhrngim avekṣya. sanskṛtena)
  kṛmir api namitātmā hanta vṛndāvane 'smin
   kalayati nija-maulau barha-mauler nideśam
  anunayati muhur māṁ netu-kāmā nilīyaṁ
   yad-amala-madhuroktis tasya dṛṣṭiṁ ṣaṭhasya
  
   bhrngim-a bee; avekṣya-seeing; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; krimiḥ-an insect; api-although; namita-bent down; ātmā-at heart; hanta-indeed; vṛndāvane-Vṛndāvana; asmin-in this; kalayati-bears; nija-own; maulau-on the crown; barha-mauleḥ-of Kṛṣṇa, who wears a crown of peacock feathers; nideśam-message; anunayati-pacifies; muhuḥ-repeatedly; mām-Me; netu-to bring; kāma-desiring; nilīyaṁ-concealed; yat-which; amala-splendid; madhura-sweet; uktiḥ-words; tastya-of Him; dṛṣṭim-the glance; sathasya-the cheater.
  
   Rādhikā: (she notices a bee, and says) Even though he is only an insect, this bumble-bee still bows down to the land of Vṛndāvana. On his head he bears the message from the peacock-feather crowned cheater Kṛṣṇa. Desiring to secretly bring Me to see Him, this bumble-bee repeatedly tries to pacify Me with sweet words.
  
   paurṇamāsī: (sa-narma-smitam) nikhilam eva vṛndātavi-prāṇī-vṛndāṁ dūti-bhūtam iyaṁ manyate mahā-māninī.
  
   sa-with; narma-a playful; smitam-smile; nikhilam-all; eva-certainly; vṛndā-atavi-in Vṛndāvana forest; prāṇī-of living entities; vṛndām-the host; dūti-messenger; bhūtam-become; iyam-She; manyate-considers; mahā-māninī-filled with great jealous anger.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (with a playful smile) Filled with great jealous anger, She now thinks that all the creatures in Vṛndāvana forest have become messengers of Kṛṣṇa.
  
   rādhikā: (premāveṣaṁ natayanti. sa-camatkāram) kadāhaṁ eṣo māṁ mottimaṁ pariraddhuṁ ubasanno kanho.
  
   prema-of love; avesam-the entrance; natayanti-representing dramatically; sa-with; camatkaram-wonder; kadham-how is it?; eso-He; mam-to Me; mottimam-forcibly; pariraddhum-to embrace; ubasanno-approached; kanho-Kṛṣṇa.
  
  Rādhikā: (overwhelmed with love and filled with wonder) How is it that Kṛṣṇa has now come to tightly embrace Me?
  
   paurṇamāsī: gambhīrānurāga-vivarto 'yam. yad asyam mādhavasya visphurānām.
  
   gambhīra-deep; anurāga-of love; vivartaḥ-transformation; ayam-this; yat-which; asyam-in Her; mādhavasya-of Kṛṣṇa; visphurānām-the appearance.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: This is the dance of deep love. Rādhā thinks that Mādhava has now appeared before Her.
  
   rādhikā: (sa-huṅkāraṁ parāvṛtya) hanta bho vaṅka-kāla-śāli caṇḍa-āli-koḍa-cirasaṅga-bhaṅgura-kuraṅga avehi. eṣo tumaṁ paribhavisasi ma-e. (iti karnotpalaṁ kṣipanti).
  
   sa-with; hunkaram-disdain; paravṛtya-turning; hanta-ah!; bho-ah!; vanka-crooked; kala-art; sali-possessing; canda-ali-of Candravali; koda-on the breast; cira-for a long time; asaṅga-attached; bhangura- dishonest; kuraṅga-libertine; abehi-begone! eso-He; tumam-You; paribhavissasi-are despised; ma-e-by Me; iti-thus; karna-on the ear; utpalam-the blue lotus; kṣipanti-throwing.
  
  Rādhikā: (with contempt She turns away) O master of deceit, O crafty libertine who is always attached to the breast of Candrāvalī, go away, go away! I despise You! (She throws down the blue lotus flower from Her ear.)
  
   (saṅskṛtena)
  yamunā-tīra-kadambaḥ
   samprati mama hanta sakṣino yūyam
  eṣa bālān mām abalāṁ
   gokula-dhūrtaḥ kadarthayati
  
   saṅskṛtena-in Sanskrit; yamuna-of the Yamunā; tira-on the shore; kadamba-O kadamba trees; samprati-now; mama-My; hanta-indeed; sakṣinaḥ-witnesses; yuyam-you; eṣaḥ-He; balāt-violently; mām-Me; abalam-a weak woman; gokula-of Gokula; dhūrtaḥ-the villain; kadarthayati-tortures.
  
  O kadamba trees on the shore of the Yamunā, you are My witnesses! This Kṛṣṇa, the rascal of Gokula, is now violently torturing Me, a weak girl!
  
   paurṇamāsī: lalite paraṁ kotim adhiruḍha rādhikotkaṇṭhā. tad iyaṁ tvaritam abhisaryatam.
  
   lalite-O Lalitā; param kotim-the ultimate stage; adhirudha- ascended; rādhikā-of Rādhikā; utkantha-the yearnings; tat-therefore; iyam-She; tvaritam-quickly; abhisaryatam-should be brought to meet Kṛṣṇa.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Lalitā, Rādhikā"s longing has reached the highest level. She should be quickly brought to Kṛṣṇa.
  
   lalitā: (parikramya) hala rāhi ekka jjevva kiṁ mantesi.
  
   parikramya-walking; hala-sakhi; rāhi-Rādhā; ekka-alone; jjevva-certainly; kim-what?; mantesi-are You saying.
  
  Lalitā: (approaching) Sakhi Rādhā, what are You saying to Yourself?
  
   rādhikā: (lalidam alokya. svagatam) kadhaṁ saccaṁ jevva ekkamhi. jaṁ kanho na disa-i. (iti sautsukyam) hala lalide
  
   para-tanu-paveṣa-vijja kaham iha samena kamina padhida mama hi-a-e mananni pavis-i-a nivvabido jena
  
   lalitām-Lalitā; alokya-seeing; svagatam-aside; kadham-how?; saccam-in truth; jevva-certainly; ekkamhi-I am alone; jam-which; kanho-Kṛṣṇa; na-not; disa-i-is seen; iti-thus; sa-with; autsukyam-eagerness; hala-sakhi; lalide-Lalitā; para-of another; tanu-into the body; pavesa-of entering; vijja-the science; kaham-how is it?; iha-here; samena-by Kṛṣṇa; kamina-amorous; padhida-was learned; mama-of Me; hi-a-e-in the heart; mananni-the fire of anger; pavisa-i-a-entering; nivvabido-extinguished; jena-by whom.
  
  Rādhikā: (seeing Lalitā, She says to Herself) Am I really alone and there is no Kṛṣṇa here? (Full of longing) O Lalitā, how has this amorous Kṛṣṇa learned the science of entering someone else's body? He has entering My heart and extinguished the fire of anger burning there!
  
   (praviśya) viśākhā: hala subala-hatthado laddha i-aṁ patti-a.
  
   praviśya-entering; hala-sakhi; subala-of Subala; hatthado-from the hand; laddha-obtained; i-am-this; patti-a-letter.
  
  Viśākhā: (enters) Sakhi, I got this letter from Subala.
  
   lalitā: (grhitvā vacayati)
  medhyo 'pi mādhavikkaya madhupo yad esa
   kṣiptaḥ svayaṁ pracalatā nava-pallavena
  tasyaḥ khalu kṣitir iyaṁ susamākṣayena
   nandaty ayaṁ tu viruvann aravindinīṣu
  
   gṛhitvā-taking; vacayati-reads; medhyaḥ-devoid of faults; api-although; mādhavikaya-by the mādhavī creeper; madhupaḥ-the bee; yat-because; esaḥ-He; kṣiptaḥ-tossed; svayam-personally; pracalatā-moving; nava-fresh; pallavena-by the blossom; tasyaḥ-of that creeper; khalu-certainly; kṣitiḥ-on the earth; iyam-this; susama-very beautiful; kṣayena-loss; nandaty-enjoy; ayaṁ-this; tu-indeed; viruvan-buzzing; aravindinisu-among the lotus flowers.
  
  Lalitā: (take the letter and reads aloud) "If, even though the black bumble-bee has not committed any offense, the mādhavi creeper still pushes him away with her trembling young sprout, then her incomparable beauty will be wasted, and the bumble-bee will enjoy other pastimes, happily buzzing among the lotus flowers."
  
   rādhikā: (sa-visadam. sanskṛtena)
  ajani vimukhaḥ saṅke paṅkeruhākṣi vicakṣano mayi
   madhu-ripur doṣa-srenī-vihāra-vana-śriyam
  akalita-rasaḥ śūcī-viddho rajaḥ prasarāndha-dhir
   na madhupa-yuvā kiṁ ketakyaṁ viraktim upaiṣyati
  
   sa-with; visadam-grief; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; ajani-became; vimukhaḥ-averse; sanke-I fear; pankeruha-lotus; akṣi-eyes; vicakṣanaḥ-expert; mayi-to Me; madhu-ripuḥ-Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Madhu; dosa-of faults; sreni-a host; vihara-vana-sriyam-the place for recreation; akalita-without; rajaḥ-of pollen; prasara-an abundance; andha-blinded; dhiḥ-whose heart; na-not; madhupa-bumble-bee; yuva-young; kim-why?; ketakyam-the ketakī flower; viraktim-renunciation; upaiṣyati -will attain.
  
  Rādhikā: (with grief) O lotus-eyed girl, I fear that because I am a playground for a host of faults, intelligent Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Madhu, is now averse to Me. Struck by thorns, blinded by pollen, and not finding any nectar, why should a young bumble-bee not turn away from a ketaki flower?
  
   paurṇamāsī: na hi candrena candrikaya mokṣaḥ kadapi sambhavati.
  
   na-not; hi-indeed; candrena-by the moon; candrikayaḥ-from the moonlight; mokṣaḥ-freedom; kada api-ever; sambhavati-is possible.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: The moon can never be separated from moonlight.
  
   viśākhā: hala samassasa. tuha ukkanthidaṁ takki-a ma-e kanha-pa-uttiṁ vinnaduṁ nandimuhi pesidatthi.
  
   hala-sakhi; samassasa-be comforted; tuha-of You; ukkanthidam-longing; takki-a-guessing; ma-e-by me; kanha-of Kṛṣṇa; pa-uttim-the activity; vinnadum-to understand; nandimuhi-Nāndīmukhī; pesidatthi-was sent.
  
  Viśākhā: Sakhi, please calm down. I thought You would be very anxious and so I sent Nāndīmukhī to discover what Kṛṣṇa is doing now.
  
   (praviśya)
   nandimukhi: (sanskṛtena)
  mrdur api nisargatas tvaṁ
   katham ardre madhave kathorasi
  athava navanita-puti
   hima-drave kakkhata praikṣi
  
   praviśya-entering; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; mrduḥ-gentle; api-although; nisargataḥ-by nature; tvam-You; katham-why?; ardre-tender (or full of feelings); madhave-towards Kṛṣṇa; kathora-hard; asi-You are; athava-or; navanita-puti-fresh butter; hima-drave-in cold water; kakkhata-hard; praikṣi-is seen.
  
  Nāndīmukhī: (enters) By nature You are soft. Why are You so hard with this gentle Mādhava, overflowing with feelings? You are like fresh butter in cold water.
  
   rādhikā: hala abi nama suhaṁ vattadi mahavo.
  
   hala-ah!; abi-how?; nama-indeed; suham-happiness; vattadi-is manifested; mahavo-Kṛṣṇa.
  
  Rādhikā: Sakhi, is Mādhava happy now?
  
   nandimukhi: (sanskṛtena)
  kṣanam api na suhrdbhir narma-gosthiṁ vidhatte
   racayati na ca cudaṁ campakanaṁ cayena
  param iha mura-vairi yogivan mukta-bhogas
   tava sakhi mukha-candraṁ cintayan nirvrnoti
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; kṣanam-for a moment; api-not; suhrdbhiḥ-with friends; narma-joking; gosthim-conversation; vidhatte-does; racayati-fashions; na-not; ca-and; cudam-a crown; campakanam-of campaka flowers; cayena-with a host; param-furthermore; iha-here; mura-vairi-Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Mura; yogi-a yogi; vat-like; mukta-abandoned; bhogaḥ-sense-gratification; tava-of You; sakhi-O friend; mukha-of the face; candram-the moon; cintayan-meditating; nirvrnoti-experiences happiness.
  
  Nāndīmukhī: He does not joke with His cowherd boy friends for even a moment, and He does not make crowns of campaka flowers. Renouncing all pleasures, Kṛṣṇa has become like a yogi meditating on Your moon-like face. In this way He experiences happiness.
  
   rādhikā: (viśākhāṁ parisvajya. sanskṛtena)
  bhuyo bhuyaḥ kali-vilasitaiḥ saparādhāpi rādhā
   slaghyenahaṁ yad agha-ripuna badham angi-kṛtasmi
  tatra kṣamodari kim aparaṁ karanaṁ vaḥ sakhinaṁ
  dattamodaṁ praguna-karuna-mañjarim antarena
  
   viśākhā-Viśākhā; parisvajya-embracing; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; bhuyaḥ-again; bhuyaḥ-and again; kali-of quarreling; vilasitaḥ-with pastimes; sa-with; aparādhā-offense; api-although; rādhā-Rādhā; slaghyena-glorious; aham-I; yat-because; agha-ripuna-by Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Aghasura; badham-indeed; aṅgai-kṛta-accepted; asmi-Me; tatra-in this; kṣama-udari-O slender-waisted girl; kim-what?; aparam-further; karanam-cause; vaḥ-of you; sakhinam-friends; datta-given; amodam-happiness; praguna-excellent; karuna-of mercy; mañjarim-the flower blossom; antarena-without.
  
  Rādhikā: (embracing Viśākhā) Again and again this Rādhā has quarreled with Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Aghāsura, and offended Him, but glorious Kṛṣṇa is still willing to accept Her! O slender-waisted girl, what reason is there for this, other than the delightful flower blossom of the great mercy of you, My sakhis?
  
   nepathye:
  garvodagraḥ kalam avilakaṁ tanvatam anya-pusta
   nispratyuhaṁ mrga-yuvatayaḥ sasyam asvadayantu
  simantinyo grha-nayamayiṁ silayantu pranaliṁ
   dhurto venur viharati kare nadya pitambarasya
  
   nepathye-from behind the scenes; garva-pride; udagraḥ- with great; kalam-cooing sounds; avikalam-great; tanvatam-may do; anya-pustaḥ-the cuckoos; nispratyuham-without obstruction; mrga-yuvatayaḥ-does; sasyam-grass; asvadayantu-may eat; simantinyaḥ-the gopīs; grha-to their homes; naya-leading; mayim-consisting; silayantu-may take; pranalim-the path; dhurtaḥ-the rogue; venuḥ-flute; viharati-plays; kare-in the hand; na-not; adya-now; pita-ambarasya-of Kṛṣṇa, who is dressed in yellow garments.
  
  (Off-stage) Now the cuckoos may proudly coo, the young does may eat grass without any interruption, and the gopīs may walk on the paths leading to their homes, for at this moment the rascal flute does not play in the hand of Kṛṣṇa.
  
   rādhikā: (vamsim udghatya. sopalambham)
  sad-vaṁṣatas tava janiḥ puruṣottamasya
   pāṇau sthitir muralīke saralāsi jātyā
  kasmāt tvayā sakhi guror viṣamā gṛhītā
   gopāṇganā-gaṇa-vimohana-mantra-dikṣā
  
   vamsim-the flute; udghatya-revealing; sa-with; upalambham-scorn; sat-vaṁṣataḥ-very respectable families; tava-your; janiḥ-birth; puruṣottamasya-of the supreme person; pāṇau-in the hands; sthitiḥ-residence; muralīke-O flute; saralā-simple; asi-you are; jātyā-by birth; kasmāt-why; tvayā-by you; sakhi-O my friend; guroḥ- from the spiritual master; viṣamā-dangerous; gṛhītā-taken; gopā-aṅganā-vimohana-for bewildering the groups of the gopīs; mantra-dīkṣā-initiation in the mantra.
  
  Rādhikā: (taking out the flute, She says with reproach) My dear sakhi the flute, you have been born in a very good family, and you reside in the hands of Kṛṣṇa, the best of all youths. O muralīka, by birth you are simple. From which guru have you received initiation into this dangerous mantra that enchants the gopīs?
  
   viśākhā: hala accari-a i-aṁ vamsi jaṁ marudahimuhi-kida sa-aṁ sadda-edi.
  
   hala-ah!; accari-a-amazing; i-am-this; vamsi-flute; jam-which; maruda-of the wind; ahimuhi-to the face; kida-placed; sa-am-spontaneously; sadda-edi-sounds.
  
  Viśākhā: This is an amazing flute. When placed before the wind it plays music by itself.
  
   rādhikā: sahi parikkhassam. (iti tathā karoti).
  
   sahi-O friend; parikkhassam-I will test; iti-thus; tatha-in that way; karoti-does.
  
  Rādhikā: Sakhi, I will test it. (She does that).
  
   viśākhā: sunijja-u mahura ka-ali.
  
   sunijja-u-let it heard; mahura-the sweet; ka-ali-musical sounds.
  
  Viśākhā: Listen to the sweet sounds!
  
  lalitā: sambarehi sambarehi, ma sunadu kanhassa paribaro.
  
  sambarehi-stop; sambarehi-stop; ma sunadu-don't let them hear; kanhassa-of Kṛṣṇa; parivaraḥ-the friends.
  
  Lalitā: Stop, stop! Don"t let Kṛṣṇa"s friends hear it!
  
   (praviśya)
   vṛndā: (pracchannam) bhagavati na kadapi vamsi deyeti srutam maya lalitā-durmantritam.
  
   praviśya-entering; pracchannam-in private; bhagavati-O noble lady; na-not; kada api-at any time; vamsi-the flute; deya-should be given; iti-thus; srutam-heard; maya-by me; lalitā-by Lalitā; durmantritam-badly advised.
  
  (Vṛndā enters).
  
  Vṛndā: (in private) O noble lady, I have heard Lalitā"s bad advise that the flute should not be returned back.
  
   paurṇamāsī: vatse yuktim ayatyaṁ karisyami.
  
   vatse-O child; yuktim-arrangements; ayatyam-in the future; kariṣyami-I shall make.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Child, I will take care of it.
  
   (praviśya)
   jatila: nūnaṁ ido kanhena milidaṁ jaṁ murali vadida. (vilokya) avvo kahaṁ vasahanavi-hatthe kanhassa vamsi. ta ninhudaṁ gadu-a naṁ gehissam. (iti sahasopasṛtya samarsam) ayi duvvinida-go-ala-putti-e munca murali-am. (ity akrsya grhnati).
  
   nunam-is it not so?; ido-therefore; kanhena-with Kṛṣṇa; milidam-met; jam-because; murali-the flute; vadida-was sounded; vilokya-looking; avvo-aha!; kaham-why?; vasahanavi-of Rādhā, the daughter of Maharaja Vṛṣabhānu; hatthe-in the hand; kanhassa-of Kṛṣṇa; vamsi-the flute; ta-therefore; ninhudam-secretly; gadu-a-going; nam-it; gehissam-I shall take; iti-thus; sahasa-quickly; upasṛtya-approaching; sa-amarsam-with anger; ayi-O; duvvinda-ill-behaved; go-ala-of a cowherd; putti-e-O daughter; munca-give up; murali-am-the flute; iti-thus; akraya-pulling; grhnati-takes.
  
  (Jatilā enters).
  
  Jatilā: Kṛṣṇa must be here since I heard the sounds of His flute. (Looking) Aha! The flute is in the hand of Rādhā. I will stealthily approach and take it. (Angry, she quickly approaches) O naughty cowherd girl, give up the flute! (She pulls the flute away).
  
   lalitā: haddhi pamado. kadhaṁ vuddhi-a atakkidaṁ murali a-atthida.
  
   haddhi-alas!; pamado-carelessness; kadham-how is it; vuddhi-a-by the old lady; atakkiam-unexpectedly; murali-the flute; a-atthida-was taken.
  
  Lalitā: Ah, what a carelessness! How did it happen that the old lady suddenly snatched the flute?
  
   jatila: naṁ kkhu bha-avadi-e paurṇamāsī-e damsa-issaṁ ja majja bhanidaṁ na patthi-a-edi.
  
   nam-this; kkhu-indeed; bha-avadi-e-to the noble lady; paurṇamāsī-e-Paurṇamāsī; damsa-issam-I will show; ja-which; majja-by me; bhanidam-spoken; na-not; patthi-a-edi-will believe.
  
  Jaṭilā: I will show this flute to the noble Paurṇamāsī. If I were only to tell her she would not believe me.
  
   paurṇamāsī: putri vṛnde gahanaṁ kastam apatitam. pasya jatila mamotaja-disaṁ prayati.
  
   putrī-O daughter; vṛnde-Vṛndā; gahanam-a great; kaṣṭām-calamity; apatitam-has fallen; paśya-look!; jatilā-Jatilā; mama-my; utaja-of the cottage; diśam-in the direction; prayati-goes.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: O daughter Vṛndā, this is a great calamity! Look! Jatilā is going in the direction of my cottage!
  
   vṛndā: bhagavati ma cintaya. kṣipram asau muraliṁ lunthayami. (iti niṣkrāntā).
  
   bhagavati-O noble lady; ma-don't; cintaya-be anxious; kṣipram-quickly; asau-this; muralim-flute; lunthayami-I shall steal; iti-thus; niṣkrānta-exits.
  
  Vṛndā: O noble lady, don't worry. In a moment I will rob her of this flute. (She exits).
  
   lalitā: (sa-bhayam anusṛtya) ajje kisa ali-aṁ sankasi jaṁ esa kalindi-kulamhi amhehi laddha.
  
   sa-with; bhayam-fear; anustya-following; ajje-O noble lady; kisa-why?; ali-am-deception; sankasi-do you fear; jam-because; esa-this flute; kalindi-of the Yamunā river; kulamhi-on the shore; amhehi-by us; laddha-was obtained.
  
  Lalitā: (fearfully following behind) O noble lady, why have you become suspicious? We found this flute on the shore of the Yamunā!
  
   jatila: (sa-rosam) cabale dumhantini cittha cittha.
  
   sa-with; rosam-anger; cabale-O restless girl; dumhantini-O giver of bad advise; cittha-stop!; cittha-stop!
  
  Jaṭilā: (angrily) O fickle girl! O girl who gives bad advice, stop! Stop!
  
   (praviśya)
   subalaḥ: ajje jadile pekkha dahi-lampada makkadi tujjha gharaṁ pavisa-i.
  
   praviśya-entering; ajje-O noble lady; jadile-Jaṭilā; pekkha-look!; dahi-for yogurt; lampada-greedy; makkadi-the female monkey; tujjha-your; gharam-house; pavisa-i-enters.
  
  (Subala enters).
  
  Subala: O noble Jaṭilā, look! The monkey greedy for yogurt is now etering your house!
  
   jatila: (saci-grivam alokya) subala saccaṁ kahesi. makkhana-corini kkhu esa makkadi. (iti paravṛtya dhavanti niṣkrāntā).
  
   saci-tilted; grivam-neck; alokya-looking; subala-O Subala; saccam-the truth; kehesi-you speak; makkhana-butter; corini-the thief; esa-she; makkadi-the female monkey; iti-thus; paravṛtya-turning; dhavanti-running; niṣkrānta-exits.
  
  Jaṭilā: (tilting her neck, she looks) Subala, you speak the truth. This monkey is really a butter thief. (She changes direction and runs off).
  
   paurṇamāsī: nunaṁ vṛndāya preritasti kakkhatiyaṁ nama jaran-markati.
  
   nunam-certainly; vṛndāya-by Vṛndā; prerita-sent; asti-is; kakkhati-Kakkhaṭī; iyam-this; nama-named; jarat-old; markati-female monkey.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: It was Vṛndā who sent this old monkey named Kakkhaṭī.
  
   subalaḥ: nandimuhi pekkha. pakkhittena venuna mudha-jadila-e makkadi tadida.
  
   nandimuhi-Nāndīmukhī; pekkha-look!; pakkhittena-thrown; venuna-by the flute; mudha-foolish; jadila-e-Jaṭilā; makkadi-the monkey; tadita-was struck.
  
  Subala: Nāndīmukhī, look! Foolish Jaṭilā threw the flute at the monkey.
  
   paurṇamāsī: (sa-harsam) distya muralim adaya kakkhatiyaṁ kadambam adhirudha.
  
   sa-with; harsam-happiness; distya-by good fortune; muralim-the flute; adaya-taking; kakkhati-Kakkhaṭī; iyam-this monkey; kadambam-a kadamba tree; adhirudha-has climbed.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (happily) Fortunately this monkey Kakkhaṭī has taken the flute and now climbed a kadamba tree.
  
   (sarvaḥ praharsaṁ natayanti).
  
   sarvaḥ-everyone; praharsam-happiness; natayanti-represents dramatically.
  
  (Everyone becomes happy).
  
   (praviśya)
   jatila: haddhi vaccha subala hatthado me murali gada. ta tujjha ninamchanaṁ jami. samappehi me vamsi-am.
  
   haddhi-alas!; vaccha-child; subala-Subala; hatthado-from the hand; me-my; murali-the flute; gada-is gone; ta-therefore; tujjha-of you; nimanchanam-the stirring; jami-I attain; samappehi-please give; me-to me; vamsi-am-the flute.
  
  (Jaṭilā enters)
  
  Jaṭilā: Ah! Subala, my child, the flute is no longer in my hands. I request you, bring me the flute.
  
   subalaḥ: ajje jahattha-nama esa kakkhati ke-alaṁ tujjha bahini-puttado visalado bha-edi. ta govahdhana-singe khelantaṁ naṁ gadu-a abhyatthehi.
  
   ajje-O noble lady; jahattha-appropriate; nama-whose name; esa-this; kakkhati-Kakkhaṭī (hard); ke-alam-exclusively; tujjha-of you; bahini-of the sister; puttado-from the son; visalado-Viṣāla; bha-edi-fears; ta-therefore; govaddhdhana-of Govardhana Hill; singe-on the summit; khelantam-enjoying pastimes; nam-this; gadu-a-having gone; abhyatthehi-you should request.
  
  Subala: O noble lady, this monkey, rightly named Kakkhaṭī (hard), is afraid of only your nephew Viśāla, who is now playing on top of Govardhana Hill. Go there and ask him to help.
  
   (jatila niṣkrāntā).
  
   jatila-Jaṭilā; niṣkrānta-exits.
  
  (Jaṭilā exits).
  
   paurṇamāsī: distya vyajena jaratiṁ duram apasarya dhurto 'yaṁ bhru-vibhramena lalitāṁ tvarayati.
  
   distya-by good fortune; vyajena-by a trick; jaratim-the old lady; duram-far away; apasarya-sending; dhurtaḥ-villain; ayam-this; bhru-vibhramena-by moving the eyebrows; lalitām-Lalitā; tvarayati-causes to hurry.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: By good fortune, using this trick, Subala has now sent old wretch Jaṭilā far away. Now, by moving his eyebrows, he makes Lalitā hasten here.
  
   lalitā: (netra-prantaṁ kunayanti) hala rāhi ehi. venuṁ maggamhe.
  
   netra-of the eyes; prantam-the corner; kunayanti-contracting; hala-sakhi; rāhi-Rādhā; ehi-come; venum-for the flute; maggamhe-let us search.
  
  Lalitā: (glancing from the corners of her eyes) Sakhi Rādhā, come. Let us search for the flute.
  
   rādhikā: (svagatam) ditthi-a ahisaredi mam.
  
   svagatam-aside; ditthi-a-by good fortune; ahisaredi-meets; mam-Me.
  
  Rādhikā: (to Herself) By good luck now I will be able to meet with Kṛṣṇa.
  
   (praviśyapati-kṣepena)
   mukhara: visakhe ahimannu sandisa-i ajja jo-iti-anaṁ upadesena ma-e gomaṅgala nama candi pu-anijja. ta pu-anopaharaṁ ghetuna tumaṁ cecca-rukkhassa tale rāhi-aṁ lambhaya tti.
  
   praviśya-entering; apati-of the curtain; kṣepena-with tossing; visakhe-O Viśākhā; ahimannu-Abhimanyu; sandisati-instructs; ajja-now; jo-iti-anam-of the astrologers; upadesena-by the advice; ma-e-by me; gomaṅgala-Gomaṅgala; nama-named; candi-Durga; pu-anijja-is to be worshiped; ta-therefore; pu-ana-of worship; upaharam-the articles; ghetuna-taking; tumam-You; cecca-rukkhassa-of a caitya tree; tale-at the base; rāhi-am-Rādhikā; lambhaya-you should bring; tti-thus.
  
  (Tossing the backdrop curtain aside, Mukharā hastily enters.)
  
  Mukharā: O Viśākhā, Abhimanyu said to me: "Today the astrologers have instructed me to worship the form of the goddess Durga named Gomaṅgala. Please take the articles of worship and, bringing Rādhā with you, meet me under the caitya tree."
  
   rādhikā: (sa-khedam apavarya) hanta dudde-assa padi-ullam. (iti lalitā-mukhaṁ ikṣate).
  
   sa-with; khedam-grief; apavarya-concealing; hanta-indeed; dudde-assa-of misfortune; padi-ullam-opposition; iti-thus; lalitā-of Lalitā; mukham-at the face; ikṣate-looks.
  
  Rādhikā: (unhappily says to Herself, concealing Her words from other's ears) Ah, cruel fate! (She gazes at Lalitā's face).
  
   lalitā: hala sacca-nama eso ahimannu. ta gadu-a pu-anobaharaṁ campademhi.
  
   hala-ah!; sacca-truth; nama-name; eso-he; ahimannu-Abhimanyu; ta-therefore; gadu-a-going; pua-ana-of worship; ubaharam-the paraphernalia; sampademhi-let us arrange.
  
  Lalitā: Sakhi, the name Abhimanyu (angry) fits him perfectly. Let us go and prepare the paraphernalia of worship.
  
   (iti sarva niṣkrāntah).
  
   iti-thus; sarvaḥ-everyone; niṣkrāntaḥ-exits.
  
   (Everyone exits).
  
   paurṇamāsī: (subalam anusṛtya sa-vyatham) vatsa duhsamadhaneyaṁ gatir upasthita. tad adya vṛndāya saha gatvā samasvasyataṁ tvaya patavena pundarikakṣaḥ. maya tu pramanika-purandhrinaṁ gostim asadya jatila-kautilyaṁ varnayisyate. (iti niṣkrāntā).
  
   subala-Subala; anusṛtya-following; sa-with; vyatham-anxiety; vatsa-O child; duhsamadhana-unfortunate; iyam-this; gatiḥ-situation; upasthita-occurred; tat-therefore; adya-now; vṛndāya-Vṛndā; saha-with; gatvā-having gone; samasvasyatam-should be consoled; tvaya-by you; patavena-expertly; pundarikakṣaḥ-lotus-eyed Kṛṣṇa; pramanika-purandhrinam-of the elderly women; gostim-the assembly; asadya-entering; jatila-of Jaṭilā; kautilyam-the crookedness; varnayisyate-will be described; iti-thus; niṣkrānta-exits.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (approaching Subala, she says with anxiety) Child, this is an unfortunate situation. Now you and Vṛndā should go to lotus-eyed Kṛṣṇa and skillfully console Him, and I will go to the elderly women and describe to them the crookedness of Jaṭilā. (She exits).
  
   subalaḥ: (parikramya) esa tamala-tale dahina-hatthe gahida-vamsi-a vunda cittha-i.
  
   parikramay-walking; esa-this; tamala-of the tamala tree; tale-at the base; dahina-hatthe-in the right hand; gahida-taken; vamsi-a-the flute; vunda-Vṛndā; cittha-i-stands.
  
  Subala: (walking) There is Vṛndā standing under a tamala tree and holding Kṛṣṇa"s flute in her right hand.
  
   (praviśya)
   vṛndā: bhoḥ subala vilokita-sarvarthasmi. tad alaṁ tad-vartaya.
  
   praviśya-entering; bhoḥ-O; subala-Subala; vilokita-seen; sarva-all; artha-meaning; asmi-I am; tat-therefore; alam-what is the need?; tat-of that; vartaya-with the news.
  
  (Vṛndā enters).
  
  Vṛndā: O Subala, I have already seen everything. No need to tell me what happened.
  
   subalaḥ: vunde turi-aṁ ehi. venuṁ jevva ubaharamha.
  
   vunde-O Vṛndā; turi-am-quickly; ehi-come; venum-the flute; jevva-certainly; ubaharamha-let us bring.
  
  Subala: Vṛndā, let us quickly go and bring the flute to Kṛṣṇa.
  
   (ity ubhau parikramatah).
  
   iti-thus; ubhau-both; parikramataḥ-walk.
  
  (They both walk).
  
   subalaḥ: vunde mahumaṅgalena vaddhidukkantho pi-a-va-asso maggaṁ jje-a pekkhanto cittha-i. ta na jane akidatthanaṁ amhanaṁ tattha gamane ka tassa dasa bhave.
  
   vunde-O Vṛndā; mahumaṅgalena-by Madhumaṅgala; vaddhid-increased; ukkantho-longings; pi-a-dear; va-asso-friend; maggam-the path; jje-a-certainly; pekkhanto-seeing; cittha-i-stands; ta-therefore; na-not; jane-I know; akida-unfulfilled; atthanam-purpose; amhanam-of us; tattha-there; gamane-in the journey; ka-what?; tassa-of Him; dasa-condition; bhave-might be.
  
  Subala: Vṛndā, there is my dear friend Kṛṣṇa gazing at the path, and Madhumaṅgala increases His desire to meet Rādhā. I do not know what will happen to Kṛṣṇa when He learns that we could not fulfill His request.
  
   vṛndā: subala satyaṁ bravisi. pasyayaṁ punnāga-taror upakanthe samutkanthate kamsariḥ.
  
   subala-O Subala; satyam-the truth; bravisi-you speak; pasya-look!; ayam-He; punnāga-taroḥ-a punnāga tree; upakanthe-near; samutkanthate-longs; kamsa-ariḥ-Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Kaṁsa.
  
  Vṛndā: Subala, you speak the truth. Look! There is Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Kaṁsa, standing under a punnāga tree and eagerly waiting for Rādhā.
  
   subalaḥ: vunde bhanami cintehi juttim
  
   vunde-O Vṛndā: bhanami-I say; cintehi-please consider; juttim-advice.
  
  Subala: Vṛndā, I am asking you to think of a solution.
  
   vṛndā: (vimraya) subala govindasya kṣana-vinodaya cintitopayasmi. tad ehi, tan-nispattaye vesaṁ bhajavaḥ. (iti niṣkrāntau).
  
   vimrsya-thinking; subala-O Subala; govindasya-of Kṛṣṇa; kṣana-for a moment; vinodaya-for happiness; cintita-thought; upaya-the remedy; asmi-I am; tat-of that; nispattaye-for the accomplishment; vesam-costume; bhajavaḥ-let us accept; iti-thus; niṣkrāntau-they exit.
  
  Vṛndā: (thinking) Subala, I know how we can make Govinda happy for some time. Come. To do this we must first disguise ourselves. (The both exit).
  
   (tataḥ praviśati madhumaṅgalenopasyamanaḥ kṛṣṇah).
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sautsukyam)
  rādhā puraḥ sphurati pascimatas ca rādhā
   rādhādhisavyam iha dakṣinatas ca rādhā
  rādhā khalu kṣiti-tale gagane ca rādhā
   rādhā-mayi mama babhuva kutas tri-loki
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; madhumaṅgalena-by Madhumaṅgala; upasyamanaḥ-followed; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; sa-with; autsukyam-longing; rādhā-Rādhā; puraḥ-in front; sphurati-is manifested; pascimataḥ-behind; ca-also; rādhā-Rādhā; ca-and; rādhā-Rādhā; rādhā-Rādhā; adhisavyam-on the left; iha-here; dakṣinataḥ-on the right; ca-also; rādhā-Rādhā; rādhā-Rādhā; khalu-indeed; kṣiti-of the earth; tale-on the surface; gagane-in the sky; ca-and; rādhā-Rādhā; rādhā-of Rādhā; mayi-consisting; mama-of Me; babhuva-has become; kutaḥ-why?; tri-loki-the three worlds.
  
  (Followed by Madhumaṅgala, Kṛṣṇa enters).
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (filled with longing) Rādhā is in front and behind Me. Rādhā is on My left and on My right. On the earth and in the sky is Rādhā. Why do I see all the three worlds filled with Her?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: pi-a-va-assa bha-avadi-e ahisaridaṁ daniṁ jevva pekkhissasi rāhi-am.
  
   pi-a-dear; va-assa-O friend; bha-avadi-e-by the noble Paurṇamāsī; ahisaridam-brought here; danim-now; jjevva-certainly; pekkhissasi-You will see; rāhi-am-Rādhikā.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Dear friend, the noble Paurṇamāsī is already bringing Her here. Soon You will see Your Rādhikā.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  karenāntas tuṣṭyā sa-lalitam avaṣṭābhya lalitā-
   karāṅguṣṭhāṁ rādhā bhṛṣam abhisarantī sa-rabhasām
  kim adya smerākṣi smara-parimalollāsi-valayā-
   dhvanir māṁ nirmasyaty anupama-camatkāra-catulām
  
   karena-by the hand; antaḥ-within; tustya-with satisfaction; sa-with; lalitām-playfulness; avastabhya-resting; lalitā-of Lalitā; kara-angustham-on the thumb; rādhā-Rādhā; bhrsam-quickly; abhisaranti-goes to the rendezvous; sa-with; rabhasam-eagerness; kim-whether?; adya-today; smera-smiling; akṣi-whose eyes; smara-of Kāmadeva; parimala-with the scent; ullasi-glistening; valaya-of bracelets; dhvaniḥ-the sound; mam-Me; nirmasyati-will make; anupama-incomparable; camatkara-with wonder; catulam-trembling.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Will Rādhā, with smiling eyes and happy at heart, playfully holding Lalitā's thumb in Her hand as She eagerly walks to the meeting, and tinkling sound of Her bracelets bearing the fragrance of conjugal desire, soon make Me tremble with incomparable wonder?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho bho ma uttammassa. kankana-jhanakaro succa-i.
  
   bhoḥ-Oh!; bhoḥ-Oh!; ma-don't; uttammassa-to lose heart; kankana-of ankle-bells; jhanakaro-the sound; succa-i-is indicated.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Bho, don't despair! I hear the tinkling of ankle-bells.
  
   (nepathye) hala lalide pekkha. sa eso punna-a-rukkho disa-i.
  
   nepathye-from behind the scenes; hala-sakhi; lalide-Lalitā; pekkha-look!; sa eso-He; punna-a-punnāga; rukkho-tree; disa-i-is seen;
  
  (Off-stage) Lalitā, look! There is Kṛṣṇa under the punnāga tree.
  
  (punas tatraiva) sahi rahe dhittha-bhamara-jampidaṁ pekkha nam. ta kkhanam idha jjevva citthamha.
  
  punaḥ-again; tatra-there; eva-certainly; sahi-O friend; rahe-Rādhā; dhittha-bold; bhamara-of a bumble-bee; jampidam-talking; pekkha-look; nam-at this; ta-therefore; kkhanam-for a moment; idha-here; jjevva-certainly; citthamha-let us stop.
  
  (Another voice) Sakhi Rādhā, look at this boldly buzzing bumble-bee. Let us stop here for a moment.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sa-capalam) bho pi-a-va-assa vamado kiṁ na pecchasi. esa lalida-e saddhaṁ rāhi-a sama-ada.
  
   sa-capalam-restless; bho-O; pi-a-va-assa-dear friend; vamado-from the left; kiṁ-what?; na-not; pecchasi-You see; esa-She; lalida-e-Lalita; saddhaṁ-with; rāhi-a-Rādhā; sama-ada-has arrived.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (with anxiety) O dear friend, do You not see? Rādhikā has come here with Lalitā!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sotkantham) distya sakṣad adya mad-ikṣanayoḥ saukhyaṁ vistaryate sakhya.
  
   sa-with; utkantham-longing; distya-by good fortune; sakṣat-directly; adya-now; mat-My; ikṣanayoḥ-of the eyes; saukyam-the happiness; vistaryate-is expanded; sakhya-by the friend.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with longing) How fortunate I am! Today, thanks to My friend, My eyes have found great happiness!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sa-garvam) bho kisa na vittharidavvaṁ jattha ahaṁ vi-addho dudo mhi.
  
   sa-with; garvam-pride; bho-ah; kisa-why?; na-not; vittharidavvam-to be expanded; jattha-where; aham-I; vi-addho-clever; dudo-messenger; mhi-I am.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (proudly) Bho! Why should You not become happy? After all, I am the most expert messenger!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe purah-sthayor mat-priyayor avyalikata nadyapy avadharita. yad abhyaṁ ne sannidhiyate.
  
   sakhe-O friend; puraḥ-in the presence; sthayoḥ-staying; api-although; mat-to Me; priayyoḥ-dear friends; avyalikata-not untruthful (sincere); na-not; adya-now; api-even; avadharita-is considered; yat-because; abhyam-by them; na-not; sannidhiyate-in approached nearby.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, My beloved Rādhā and Lalitā have no affection for Me! Although they both stand not far away, they don't come any closer.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: pi-a-va-assa sutthu pasannaṁ rāhiṁ janahi. jaṁ sadi-añcala-jhampida murali jhalakka-i.
  
   pi-a-dear; va-assa-friend; sutthu-clearly; pasannam-favourable; rāhim-Rādhā; janahi-You should know; jam-because; sadi-of Her garments; añcala-in the corner; jhampida-hidden; murali-the flute; jhalakka-i-is manifested.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Dear friend, You should know that Rādhā is definitely attracted to You, because She holds Your flute in the corner of Her garments.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-sneham)
  vidhur eti divā virūpatāṁ
   śata-patraṁ bata śarvarī-mukhe
  iti kena sadā śriyojjvalaṁ
   tulanām arhati mat-priyānanam
  (iti sa-kautukam anusarpati).
  
   sa-with; sneham-tenderness; vidhuḥ-the moon; eti-becomes; divā-by daytime; virūpatām-faded away; ṣata-patram-the lotus flower; bata-alas; ṣarvarī-mukhe-in the beginning of evening; iti-thus; kena-with what; sadā-always; ṣriyā-ujjvalam-brilliant with beauty; tulanām-comparison; arhati-deserves; mat-of Me; priyā-of the dear one; ānanam-the face; sa-with; kautukam-eagerness; anusarpati-approaches.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (tenderly) The moon fades away in the daytime, and the lotus closes at evening. But the face of My beloved Rādhā is always shines with beauty, both day and night. Therefore, to what can Her face be compared? (He eagerly approaches Rādhā).
  
   (nepathye)
  varisahana-i lacchi i-aṁ puro ra-ini samuggama-i
  canda-ali-kutumha-aca-ora ma dha-a suppasaham
   nepathye-froṁ behind the scenes; varisahana-i-the daughter of Maharaja Vṛṣabhānu; lacchi-the goddess of fortune; i-am-She; puro-in the presence; ra-ini-reddish (or affectionate); samuggama-i-approaches; canda-ali-many moons (or Candrāvalī); kutumba-maintaining; aca-ora-cakora bird; ma-don't; dha-a-run; suppasaham-enthusiastically.
  
  (Off-stage) The beautiful reddish sun, situated in the constellation Taurus, now rises in the sky. O cakora bird that sustains its life by the light of many moons, do not run so hastily to this sun!
  
  Or: The goddess of fortune who is the daughter of Maharaja Vṛṣabhānu, filled with love for You, has now come here. O Kṛṣṇa, who is like the cakora bird for whom Candrāvalī is life itself, do not run so hastily to Rādhā!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: lalide bhamidasi. na kkhu ca-oro. pekkha eso rahangiramano jena varisahana-i lacchi kamijja-i.
  
   lalide-O Lalitā; bha idasi-You are mistaken; na-not; kkhu-indeed; ca-oro-a cakora bird; pekkha-look!; eso-he; rahangiramano-a cakravāka bird; jena-by whom; varisahana-i-of the sun in the sign Taurus; lacchi-the beauty; kamajja-i-is desired.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Lalitā, you are mistaken. This is not the cakora. Look! This is the cakravāka bird that yearns after the beauty of the sun shining in the constellation Taurus!
  
   (nepathye punar anyatah).
   bho kanha sunahi.
  
  nepathye-behind the scenes; punar-again; anyatah-another; bho kanha-O Kṛṣṇa; sunahi-listen.
  
  (Another voice from a different place behind the scenes) O Kṛṣṇa, listen!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (vilokya sa-sankam) esa dahine visalassa bahini sarangi nama bali-a.
  
   vilokya-looking; sa-with; sankam-fear; esa-she; dahine-on the right; visalassa-of Viśāla; bahini-the sister; sarangi-Sāraṅgī; nama-named; bali-a-girl.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (fearfully looking) On the right is Viśāla's sister Sāraṅgī.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe ma sankisthaḥ. susthu balikeyam.
  
   sakhe-O friend; ma-don't; sankisthaḥ-be afraid; susthu-clearly; balika-a young girl; iyam-this.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, don't be afraid. It is only a young girl.
  
   (praviśya)
   sarangi: bho kanha sunahi. vuddhi-a muhala bhanadi kisa tu-e mama nattini ali-aṁ dusi-jja-i. jaṁ tujjha vamsi-a amhehiṁ kakkhali-a-hatthe dittha ta ma gohi naṁ ti.
  
   praviśya-entering; bho-O; kanha-Kṛṣṇa; sunahi-listen; vuddhi-a-the elderly lady; muhala-Mukharā; bhanadi-says; kisa-why?; tu-e-by You; mama-my; nattini-granddaughter; ali-am-falsely; dusi-jja-i-is defamed; jam-because; tujjha-Your; vamsi-a-flute; amhehim-by us; kakkhali-a-of the monkey Kakkhaṭī; hatthe-in the hand; dittha-seen; ta-therefore; ma-don't; gohi-defame; nam-He; ti-thus.
  
  Sāraṅgī: (enters) O Kṛṣṇa, please listen. Elderly Mukharā speaks to You the following words: "Why do You falsely defame my granddaughter? We have personally seen Your flute in the hand of the monkey Kakkhaṭī. Do not accuse Rādhā of stealing Your flute!"
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sarangike vijñāpaya mukharaṁ yad ahaṁ labdha-muraliko 'smi.
  
   sarangike-O Sāraṅgī; vijñāpaya-please inform; mukharam-Mukharā; yat-that; aham-I; labdha-found; muralika-the flute; asmi-I am.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Sāraṅgika, please tell Mukharā that I have found My flute.
  
   (nepathye) hala pacchanna hohi.
  
   nepathye-from behind the scenes; hala-sakhi; pacchanna-hide; hohi-please be.
  
  (Off-stage) Sakhi, hide!
  
   sarangi: (nepathyabhimukham avalokya. serasyam). hala rāhi-e cecca-rukkhassa tale tumaṁ vidudi a-aledi me bhadu-o. ta tattha kiṁ ti na gadasi.
  
   nepathya-of behing the scenes; abhimukham-in the direction; avalokya-looking; sa-with; irsyam-anger; hala-Ah!; rāhi-e-Rādhikā; cecca-rukkhassa-of a caitya tree; tale-at the base; tumam-You; vidudi-; a-aledi-summons; me-my; bhadu-o-brother; ta-therefore; tattha-there; kim-why?; ti-thus; na-not; gadas-You have gone.
  
  Sāraṅgī: (looking in the direction of the behind-the-scene voice, she angrily says) Rādhikā, my brother Abhimanyu called You to meet him under the caitya tree. Why have You not gone there?
  
   (nepathye) hadase saha-saraṅga-mukhi sarangi-e tumaṁ pi dudi-a jadila samvutta. ta vuddha-saddulassa tunda-kodare padehi.
  
   nepathye-from behind the scenes; hadase-foolish; saha-saraṅga-of the color of tree branches (monkeys); mukhi-with face; sarangi-e-O Sāraṅgī; tumam-you; api-also; dudi-a-a second; jadila-Jaṭilā; smavutta-are; ta-therefore; vuddha-old; sa dulassa-of a tiger; tunda-kodare-in the jaws; padehi-you should fall.
  
  (Off-stage) O foolish Sāraṅgī, O girl with the face of a monkey, you are a second Jaṭilā! May you fall into the jaws of some old tiger!
  
   sarangi: (samarsam) lalide ullatti-a maṁ jevva tumaṁ tajjasi. ta ahaṁ gadu-a ma-usi-a-e jadila-e vinnavissam. (iti niṣkrāntā).
  
   sa-with; amarsam-anger; lalide-O Lalitā; ullatti-a-offending; mam-me; jevva-certainly; tumam-you; tajjasi-rebuke; ta-therefore; aham-I; gadu-a-having gone; ma-ui-a-e-to aunt; jadila-e-Jaṭilā; vinnavissam-I shall inform; iti-thus; niṣkrānta-exits.
  
  Sāraṅgī: (angrily) Lalitā, you have insulted me with these words. I will go to my aunt Jaṭilā and tell her everything! (She exits).
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (savajñām) jadu naṁ bali-a-palave kassa visambho.
  
   sa-with; avajñām-neglect; jadu-ever; nam-indeed; bali-a-of a girl; palave-in the words; kassa-of whom?; visambho-trust.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (with neglect) Who will believe the words of a girl?
  
   (nepathye) sakhi rahe munca munca.
  
   sakhi-O friend; rahe-Rādhā; munca-release; munca-release .
  
  (Off-stage) Sakhi Rādhā, throw it away, throw it away!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: sunahi sankidena kiṁ bhanedi lalida.
  
   sunahi-listen; sankidena-in Sanskrit; kim-what?; bhanedi-says; lalida-Lalitā.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Listen. What does Lalitā say in Sanskrit?
  
   (punar nepathye)
  kiṁ taskariṁ yuvati-mana-dhanasya vamsim
   anke karosi vikira tvaraya vidure
  esa prayatu vanitambara-taskaraya
   yogyena saṅgam iha gacchatu vastu yogyam
  
   punaḥ-again; nepathye-from behind the scenes; kim-why?; taskarim-a thief; yuvati-of young girls; mana-of the mind; dhanasya-of the wealth; vamsim-the flute; anke-the arm; karosi-You do; vikira-throw; tvaraya-quickly; vidure-far away; esa-it; prayatu-should go; vanita-of girls; ambara-of the garments; taskaraya-to the thief; yogyena-with appropriateness; saṅgam-association; iha-here; gacchatu-should go; vastu-thing; yogyam-suitable.
  
  (Again the voice from the off-stage) This flute is a thief who steals the wealth of the young girls" minds. Why do You hide it in Your arm? Quickly throw it far away! Let it go to Kṛṣṇa, the thief who stole the gopīs' garments. They are both rogues, therefore it is proper that they should be together.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā) sakhe pasyeyam añcalad vamsiṁ balad ivakraya purastac cikṣepa. tad imaṁ grhana.
  
   tvā-smiling; sakhe-O friend; pasya-look; iyam-this; añcalat-from the corner of the sari; amsim-the flute; balat-violently; iva-as if; akrsya-pulled; purastat-in the presence; cikṣepa-tossed; tat-therefore; imam-it; grhana-grab.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling) Friend, look! She took the flute from the edge of Her garments and threw it. Grab it!
  
   (madhumaṅgalaḥ karoti).
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ-Madhumaṅgala; karoti-does it.
  
  (Madhumaṅgala does it).
  
   (nepathye duratah) amma sarangi-e asaccaṁ na bhanidam.
  
   nepathye-from behind the scenes; durataḥ-from far away; amma-ah!; sarangi-e-by Sāraṅgī; asaccam-untruth; na-not; bhanidam-is spoken.
  
  (Off-stage, from far away) Ah! Sāraṅgī told the truth!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-vyatham) sakhe pasya. puro nisthureyaṁ upasthita jarati.
  
   sa-with; vyatham-anxiety; sakhe-O friend; pasya-look!; puraḥ-before us; nisthura-cruel-hearted; iyam-she; upasthita-stands; jarati-the old lady.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (anxious) Friend, look! The cruel-hearted old lady is here.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: hanta sa-ana-kasuna-bhu-angiva kura-muhi esa rosa-vesena latthiṁ khivanti parusaṁ gajja-i jadila.
  
   hanta-Ah!; sa-ana-in the month of Śrāvaṇa; kasuna-a black; bhujangi-snake; iva-like; kura-cruel; muhi-mouth; esa-she; rosa-vesena-with anger; latthim-cane; khivanti-tossing; parusam-harsh; garjati-roars; jadila-Jaṭilā.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Ah! The foul-mouthed Jaṭilā appeared like a black snake in the month of Śrāvaṇa. Angrily waving her stick, she shouts harsh words.
  
   (nepathye) bho dukulaṅgara-dhuma-leha paccahaṁ vancesi daniṁ ka pa-tti.
  
   nepathye-from behind the scenes; bho-O; dukulaṅgara-the coals of a bad family; dhuma-lekha-smoke; paccaham-every day; vancesi-You cheat; danim-now; ka-what?; pa-utti-attachment.
  
  (Off-stage) O youth who is like the smoke from the embers of a bad family, every day You cheat someone! What will You achieve by this?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: haddhi ka-aliva kampa-i rāhi-a.
  
   haddhi-alas!; ka-ali-a plantain trees; iva-like; kampa-i-trembles; rāhi-a-Rādhikā.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Ah, Rādhikā trembles like a plantain tree in the wind!
  
   (nepathye)
   ajje pasida. na kkhu amhe abarajjhamha.
  
   nepathye-behind the scenes; ajje-O noble lady; pasida-be kind; na-not; kkhu-indeed; amhe-we; abarajjhamha-offended.
  
  (Off-stage) O noble lady, please be kind! We have not committed any offenses!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: pekkha rāhi-aṁ hatthe ghettuna lalida-e sama vuddhi-a.
  
   pekkha-look!; rāhi-am-Rādhikā; hatthe-in the hand; ghettuna-taking; lalida-e-Lalitā; samam-with; patthida-set out; vuddhi-a-the old lady.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Look! Taking Rādhikā by the hand, the old lady is walking away with Lalitā.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-khedam) sakhe na jane kim adya pratipadyate kathoreyaṁ jatila. tad upasṛtya tattvam avadharyatam.
  
   sa-with; khedam-unhappiness; sakhe-O friend; na-not; jane-I know; kim-what?; adya-now; pratipadyate-does; kathora-cruel; iyam-she; jatila-Jaṭilā; tat-therefore; upasṛtya-following; tattvam-the truth; avadharyatam-should be learned.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with grief) Friend, I do not know what cruel Jaṭilā will do now. Please follow her and learn what happens.
  
   (madhumaṅgalo niṣkrāntah).
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ-Madhumaṅgala; niṣkrāntaḥ-exits.
  
  (Madhumaṅgala exits).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (nihavasya)
  vyaktiṁ gate mama rahasya-vinoda-vṛtte
   rusto laghistha-hrdayas tarasabhimanyuḥ
  rādhāṁ nirudhya sadane viniguhate va
   ha hanta lambhayati va yadu-rajadhanim
  
   vyaktim-manifestation; gate-attained; mama-of Me; rahasya-confidential; vinoda-vṛtte-pastimes; rustaḥ-angry; laghistha-light; hrdyayaḥ-heart; tarasa-quickly; abhimanyuḥ-Abhimanyu; rādhām-Rādhā; nirudhya-stopping; sadane-at home; viniguhate-hides; va-or; ha-ah!; hanta-alas!; lambhayati-causes to attain; va-or; yadu-of the Yadu dynasty; rajadhanim-the capital.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (sighing) Learning of My confidential pastimes with Her, this fool Abhimanyu will probably force Rādhā to stay at home, or even take Her to Mathurā, the capital of the Yadu dynasty.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho pi-a-va-assa accari-am. nunaṁ rāhi-a kampi vijjaṁ jana-i.
  
   bho-O; pi-a-dear; va-assa-friend; accari-am-it is wonderful; nunam-is it not?; rāhi-a-Rādhikā; kampi-something; vijjam-mystic knowledge; jana-i-knows.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (enters) Bho! Dear friend, it was very wonderful! Rādhikā must have some mystic knowledge!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: kathyataṁ kidṛśi vidya.
  
   kathyatam-should be spoken; kidṛśi-what kind?; vidya-mystic knowledge.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: What kind of mystic knowledge? Tell Me.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: kula-vuddhahiri-mandale nivittha-e bha-avadi-e aggado vikkosanti jadila rāhi-aṁ nida.
  
   kula-respectable; vuddha-elderly; ahiri-of gopīs; mandale-in the circle; nivittha-e-entered; bha-avadi-e-the noble Paurṇamāsī; aggado-before; vikkosanti-very angry; jadila-Jaṭilā; rāhi-am-Rādhikā; nida-brought.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Jaṭilā angrily brought Rādhikā to the assembly of elder gopīs and placed Her before Paurṇamāsī.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: tatas tataḥ.
  
   tataḥ-then; tataḥ-then.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: What happened then?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: tado ditthaṁ ma-e sinehena vikkhuhidasu tasu savvasu rāhi-a-oggunthanaṁ utsari-a hasanto su-alo samvutto.
  
   tado-then; dittham-seen; ma-e-by me; snehena-with affection; vikkhuhidasu-agitated; tasu-among them; savvau-all; rāhi-a-of Rādhikā; oggunthanam-the veil; utsari-a-lifting; hasanto-laughing; su-alo-Subala; samvutta-was manifested.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Then I saw how in the midst of the assembly of elder gopīs, who were agitated because of their affection for Rādhā, Jaṭilā lifted the veil covering Her face, and from under the veil appeared not Rādhikā, but laughing Subala!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā) tatas tataḥ.
  
   smitvā-smiling; tataḥ-then; tataḥ-then.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with smile) And what happened then?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: tado hasa-kolahale ubarade rutthahiṁ savvahiṁ nibbhacchida lajja-e nada-muhi jadila pala-ida.
  
   tado-then; hasa-of laughter; kolahale-in the uproar; ubarade-ceased; rutthahim-angry; savvahim-by all the gopīs; nibhacchida-rebuked; lajja-e-with embarrassment; nada-with bowed; muhi-face; jadila-Jaṭilā; pala-ida-fled.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Then, when the loud laughter finally ended, all the gopīs were very angry. They loudly scolded Jaṭilā, and she, bowing her head in shame, fled from their midst.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: kathyatam. tayor dvitiya katham abhut.
  
   kathyatam-let it be told; tayoḥ-of the two; dvitiya-the second girl; katham-how; abhut-was.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Tell me, what happened to the second girl?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: rāhi-a-e kanne padhidena kena bi mantena padhaṁ jevva sa vunda kida.
  
   rāhi-a-e-by Rādhikā; kanne-in the ear; padhidena-recited; kena bi-some; mantena-by a mantra; padham-first; jevva-certainly; sa-she; vunda-Vṛndā; kida-became.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Rādhikā wispered some magical mantra in her ear and the girl turned into Vṛndā!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe na rādhikāyaḥ khalv iyaṁ vidya. kintu taṁ abhimanyuna samahrtaṁ avadharya mad-vinodaya yad vṛndāya pranitaṁ idaṁ kautuhalam.
  
   sakhe-O friend; na-not; rādhikāyaḥ-of Rādhikā; khalu-indeed; iyam-this; vidya-magic; kintu-however; tam-Her; abhimanyu-by Abhimanyu; samahrtam-called; avadharya-knowing; mat-of Me; vinodaya-for the pleasure; yat-which; vṛndāya-by Vṛndā; pranitam-fashioned; idam-this; kautuhalam-pastime.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, this is not Rādhikā's mystic knowledge! Knowing that Rādhā was called by Abhimanyu, Vṛndā arranged these wonderful pastimes to please Me.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (satta-hasam) bho saccaṁ vi-a kahesi. ditthaṁ ma-e- punobi vunda-e. nimmida-raha-veso su-alo muhara-ghare pavittho.
  
   sa-with; atta-hasam-loud laughter; bho-O; saccam-the truth; vi-a-indeed; kehesi-You speak; dittham-seen; ma-e-by me; punobi-also; vunda-e-by Vṛndā; nimmida-done; raha-of Rādhā; veso-the garment; su-alo-Subala; muhara-of Mukharā; ghare-at the home; pavittho-entered.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (with a loud laugh) Bho! You speak the truth! Vṛndā and I have seen Subala enter Mukharā's house disguised as Rādhā.
  
   (nepathye)
  dadhana madhyahna-jvalad-aruna-kanta-pratimaya
   vapus tulyaṁ ganda-sthala-tulita-karandava-ruciḥ
  krsangiyaṁ nidra-parimala-daridrakṣi-kavala
   sakhi-badhaṁ rādhā hari-viraha-khinna prathayati
  
   dadhana-placing; madhya-ahna-midday; jvalat-blazing; aruna-kanta-of suryakanta jewels; pratimaya-as a statue; vapuḥ-form; tulyam-equality; ganda-sthala-cheeks; tulita-equal; karandava-of ducks; ruci-color; krsa-slender; angi-limbs; iyam-She; nidra-of sleep; parimala-fragrance; daridra-poor; akṣi-eyes; kavala-a mouthful; sakhi-of Her gopi-friends; badham-suffering; rādhā-Rādhā; hari-from Kṛṣṇa; viraha-from the separation; khinna-distressed; prathayati-extends.
  
  (Off-stage) With body like a statue of suryakanta jewels burning at midday, with cheeks as pale as white ducks, and with eyes deprived of even a little sleep, slender Rādhā, tormented by separation from Hari, brings great suffering to Her sakhis.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-dṛṣṭi-kṣepam) sakhe distya kirenamuna samasvasito 'smi.
  
   sa-with; dṛṣṭi-of a glance; kṣepam-the casting; sakhe-O friend; distya-by good fortune; kirena-parrot; amuna-by this; samasvasitaḥ-comforted; asmi-I am.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (glancing in that direction) O friend, by good fortune this parrot has brought Me some consolation.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: nunaṁ vunda-bhasidaṁ anukaredi kiro.
  
   nunam-is it not so?; vunda-of Vṛndā; bhasidam-the words; anukaredi-imitates; kiro-the parrot.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: This parrot is repeating the words spoken by Vṛndā.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe draṣṭum icchāmi tadṛśau vṛndā-subalau. tatas tvaryatam.
  
   sakhe-O friend; draṣṭum-to see; icchami-I wish; tadṛśau-like this; vṛndā-Vṛndā; subalau-and Subala; tataḥ-therefore; tvaryatam-it should be hurried.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, I wish to see Vṛndā and Subala in disguise. Let"s hurry to them.
  
   (madhumaṅgalo vamsiṁ kṛṣṇa-kare nikṣipya parikramati).
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ-Madhumaṅgala; vamsim-the flute; kṛṣṇa-of Kṛṣṇa; kare-in the hand; nikṣipya-placing; parikramati-walks.
  
  (Madhumaṅgala places the flute in Kṛṣṇa's hand and then starts to walk.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: su-vicyutaṁ vamsim upalabdho 'smi. tad enaṁ purayami. (iti tatha karoti).
  
   su-vicyutam-lost; vamsim-flute; upalabdhaḥ-obtained; asmi-I have; tat-therefore; enam-it; purayami-I shall fill with music; iti-thus; tatha-in that way; karoti-He does.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: I have found My lost flute. Let Me fill it with music. (He does that).
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (kṣanam utkarno bhavan, sanskṛtena)
  manohari ko 'pi pratimukha-visari mrdutaya
   viravo 'yaṁ varyaṁ sravana-paricaryaṁ racayati
  tataḥ karnottamsi-kṛta-catula-vamsi-kala-rutir
   niratanka sanke milati kalaviṅkavalir itaḥ
  
   kṣanam-in a moment; utkarnaḥ-with raised ears; bhavan-becoming; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; manohari-charming; kah api-something; pratimukha-in all directions; visari-going; mrdutaya-with softness; viravaḥ-sound; ayam-this; varyam-best; sravana-of the ears; paricaryam-service; racayati-does; tataḥ-then; karna-of the ears; uttamsi-earrings; kṛta-made; catula-sweet; vamsi-of the flute; kala-melodious; rutiḥ-music; niratanka-fearless; sanke-I am afraid; milati-meets; kalaviṅka-of kalaviṅka birds (Indian cuckoo); avaliḥ-multitude; itaḥ-there.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (listening with pricked ears) The charming, soft sound of the flute flows in all directions, giving happiness to the ears. Because of this, all kalaviṅka birds have fearlessly gathered here, making these sweet melodious sounds their ear ornaments!
  
   (punar vilokya) hi hi. sadda-sadhammena padarido mhi. kankana-sinjidam kkhu edam.
  
   punaḥ-again; vilokya-looking; hi hi-Hee-hee!; sadda-of sound; sadhammena-by the similarity; padarido-tricked; mhi-I am; kandana-of bracelets; sinjidam-the tinkling sounds; kkhu-indeed; edam-this.
  
  (Looking again) Hee-hee! I was mistaken! These are not the sounds of birds, but the tinkling of bracelets!
  
   rādhikā: ami-aṁ pi-asi su-mahuraṁ vamasi ru-aṁ vissamohanaṁ visamaṁ tujjha na dusanaṁ adhava murali jado darunasi kida
  
   ami-nectar; pi-asi-you drink; su-very; mahuram-sweet; vamasi-you spit; ru-am-a sound; vissa-the world; mohanam-bewildering; visamam-dangerous; tujjha-of You; na-not; dusanam-criticism; adhava-or; murali-the flute; jado-from which; daruna-hard (or wooden); asi-you are; kida-done.
  
  Rādhikā: O flute, although you drink the sweetest nectar, you spit out a sound so poisonous that it bewilders the entire world! But still, it is not your fault, since it is your nature to be hard.
  
   lalitā: hala purado punna-assa mule kanho rehadi.
  
   hala-sakhi; purado-in the presence; punna-assa-of a punnāga tree; mule-at the base; kanho-Kṛṣṇa; rehadi-is manifested.
  
  Lalitā: Sakhi, here is Kṛṣṇa under the punnāga tree.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (vilokya sa-harsam) dure magganijjo attho kahaṁ sa-aṁ jevva hatthe ubatthido. (iti paravṛtya) pi-a-va-assa pekkha. vunda-e saddhaṁ subalo tujjha samnihiṁ laddho.
  
   vilokya-looking; sa-with; harsam-joy; dure-for a great distance; magganijjo-to be sought; attho-purpose; kaham-how; sa-am-on its own accord; jevva-indeed; hatthe-in the hand; ubatthido-manifested; iti-thus; paravṛtya-turning; pi-a-dear; va-assa-friend; pekkha-look!; vunda-e-Vṛndā; saddham-with; subalo-Subala; tujjha-of You; samnihim-nearness; laddho-obtained.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (looks ahead and becomes joyful) How did this happen? What we have been looking for everywhere is now falling into our hands on its own accord! (Turning to Kṛṣṇa) Dear friend, look! Subala and Vṛndā are coming to You!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-sneham alokya) hanta priya-sakhyau praviśta me dṛṣṭiḥ prakamam amodate. (iti parikramya) bho sakhinaṁ sikha-mane tarasa sannidhiyatam.
   sa-with; sneham-affection; alokya-looking; hanta-indeed; priya-dear; sakhyau-friends; praviśta-entered; me-My; dṛṣṭiḥ-glance; prakamam-greatly; amodate-delights; iti-thus; parikramya-walking; bhoḥ-O; sakhinam-of gopi-friends; sikha-crest; mane-O jewel; tarasa-at once; sannidhiyatam-may be approached.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with affection) O My friends, I am so happy to see you! (Walking) O crest jewel of all My sakhis, come here at once!
  
   rādhikā: (sa-smitam apavarya) hala lalide maṁ kkhu su-alam jevva janadi de va-asso.
  
   sa-with; smitam-a smile; apavarya-concealing; hala-sakhi; lalide-Lalitā; mam-Me; kkhu-indeed; su-alam-Subala; jevva-indeed; janadi-thinks; de-your; va-asso-friend.
  
  Rādhikā: (concealing a smile) Lalitā, your friend Kṛṣṇa thinks I am Subala in disguise.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe madhumaṅgala pasya samvidhanakasya sausthavam asau sakṣad agrato rādhikāiva sa-vayasya pratibhati.
  
   sakhe-O friend; madhumaṅgala-Madhumaṅgala; pasya-look; samvidhanakasya-arranged; sausthavam-excellence; yat-which; asau-this; sakṣat-directly; agrataḥ-in front; rādhikā-Rādhikā; eva-certainly; sa-vayasya-with friend; pratibhati-appears;
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend Madhumaṅgala, look! It is so wonderful! They look exactly like Rādhikā and Her sakhi!
  
   lalitā: hala rāhi-e pariphullo eso sura-vallaho.
  
   hala-sakhi; rāhi-e-Rādhikā; pariphullo-blossomed with happiness; eso-this; sura-vallaho-punnāga tree.
  
  Lalitā: Rādhikā, this punnāga tree is certainly blossomed with happiness!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sersyam) thaggini vunde ajja bi kiṁ ti amhanaṁ purado rāhi rāhiti bhanami. su-ala tti ujju-aṁ kahehi.
  
   sa-with; irsyam-malice; thaggini-cunning; vunde-O Vṛndā!; ajja-now; bi-even; kim-why?; ti-thus; amhanam-of us; purado-in the presence; rāhi-Rādhā; rāhi-Rādhā; iti-thus; bhanasi-you say; su-ala-Subala; tti-thus; ujju-am-honestly; kahehi-say.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (angrily) O cunning Vṛndā, even now in our presence you repeat "Rādhā, Rādhā". This is actually Subala. Speak the truth!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe malam evaṁ braviḥ. prakamam rādhābhidhanaṁ dhinoti mam. tad anenaham apy amantrayisye. (iti sannidhaya) sakhi rādhe parisvajasva mam. kṣanam ahaṁ tad eva priyabhimarsa-saukhyam anubhavami.
  
   sakhe-O friend; ma-don't; alam-so much; evam-in this way; braviḥ-talk; prakamam-greatly; rādhā-of Rādhā; abhidhanam-the name; dhinoti-pleases; mam-Me; tat-therefore; anena-by this; aham-I; api-also; amantrayisye-I shall say; iti-thus; sannidhaya-coming close; sakhi-O friend; rādhe-Rādhā; parisvajasva-embrace; mam-Me; kṣanam-for a moment; aham-I; tat-that; eva-certainly; priya-of the beloved; abhimarsa-of the touch; saukhyam-the happiness; anubhavami-shall experience.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, don't talk in this way. The sound of Rādhā"s name brings Me great pleasure! I also like to speak the name "Rādhā". (Coming close) Sakhi Rādhā, embrace Me. For a moment let Me experience the bliss of touching My beloved!
  
   lalitā: (rādhāṁ prsthataḥ kṛtvā) na-ara tattha gadu-a su-alaṁ jevva alingehi. alam imina dambha-mudda-a-u-ena.
  
   rādhām-Rādhā; prsthataḥ-to the back; kṛtvā-doing; na-ara-O romantic hero; tattha-there; gadu-a-going; su-alam-Subala; jevva-certainly; alingehi-embrace; alam-what is the use?; imina-of this; dambha-mudda-pa-u-ena-cheating.
  
  Lalitā: (pushes Rādhā forward) O amorous hero, come here and embrace Your Subala. What is the use of trying to cheat You?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sa-rosam) vunde tumaṁ pa-idi-ebi nunaṁ lalida samvutta jaṁ pajjussu-aṁ pi-a-assaṁ varesi.
  
   sa-with; rosam-anger; vunde-O Vṛndā; tumam-you; pa-idi-ebi-by nature; nunam-certainly; lalida-delicate; samvutta-covered; jam-which; pajjussiu-am-eagerly desirous; pi-a-dear; va-assam-friend; varesi-bewilder.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (angrily) Vṛndā, although you are naturally very delicate, now you are trying to deceive my dear friend, who is very agitated and full of desire!
  
   (praviśya) vṛndā: sakhi rādhe tvad-bhuja-vallari-sparsa-kamo 'yaṁ purastad punnāgaḥ. tad enaṁ dohada-danenotphullaya.
  
   praviśya-entering; sakhi-O friend; rādhā-Rādhā; tvat-of You; bhuja-of the arms; vallari-of the creepers; sparsa-the touch; kamaḥ-desiring; ayam-He; purastat-in the presence; punnāgaḥ-the punnāga tree; tat-therefore; enam-it; dohada-of desiring; danena-by granting; utphullaya-make blossom.
  
  Vṛndā: (enters) Sakhi Rādhā, this punnāga tree yearns to touch the creepers of Your arms. Fulfill its desire and make it blossom with happiness.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sa-vismayam) va-assa ditthaṁ vunda-e indajalam. (iti sa-kautukaṁ avekṣya) indajalini vunde ghana-idi bi dhuma-leha vi-addha-saraṅgaṁ akatthiduṁ narihadi.
  
   sa-with; vismayam-astonishment; va-assa-O friend; dittham-seen; vunda-e-of Vṛndā; indajalam-this illusion; iti-thus; sa-with; kautukam-wonder; avekṣya-looking; indajalini-O magician; vunde-Vṛndā; ghana-idi-in the form of a cloud; bi-even; dhuma-lekha-smoke; vi-addha-of intellegent men; saraṅgam-the best; akatthidum-to bewilder; na-not; arhadi-deserves.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (astonished) Friend, this is the magic power of Vṛndā! (Gazing with wonder) O magician Vṛndā, even a great cloud of smoke cannot confuse my supremely intelligent friend Kṛṣṇa!
  
   vṛndā: arya tadid-dama-kanthiyaṁ kadambini pratiyatam.
  
   arya-O noble one; tadit-of lightning; dama-with a garland; kanthi-around the neck; iyam-this; kadambini-group of clouds; pratiyatam-is believed.
  
  Vṛndā: O noble one, I think it is a group of clouds garlanded with lightning flashes.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (nibhalya sa-vismayam) kathaṁ satyaṁ evanaya raṅganamalikaya dustyaja-kanthiyaṁ priya me varsabhanavi.
  
   nibhalya-looking; sa-with; vismayam-wonder; katham-is it?; satyam-truth; eva-certainly; anaya-by her; raṅgana-malikaya-a garland of raṅgana flowers; dustyaja-difficult to give up; kanthi-on the neck; iyam-She; priya-the beloved; me-My; varsabhanavi-Rādhā, the daughter of Maharaja Vṛṣabhānu.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (gazing with wonder) Is this really My beloved Rādhā, who is unable to give up the garland of raṅgana flowers from Her neck?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: a-i de-i vunde pasida. ma kkhu buddhiṁ mohehi. jaṁ raha caicca-rukkha-mule patthida.
  
   a-i-O; de-i-playful; vunde-Vṛndā; pasida-please be kind; ma-don't; kkhu-indeed; buddhim-intelligence; mohehi-bewilder; jam-because; raha-Rādhā; caicca-rukkha-of the caitya tree; mule-at the root; patthida-has gone.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Ayi! O playful Vṛndā, please be merciful and don't bewilder me in this way! The real Rādhā is under the caitya tree!
  
  vṛndā: ārya, raṅgaṇamālikā-sparśānabhijña-kaṇṭhī kṛtrimaiva rādhikā viśākhayā sārdhaṁ tatra gatā
  
  arya-O noble one; raṅgaṇamālikā-a garland of raṅgana flowers; sparśa-a touch; anabhijña-not knows; kaṇṭhī-whose neck; kṛtrimaiva-artificial; rādhikā-Rādhikā; viśākhayā-with Viśākha; sārdhaṁ-accompanied; tatra-that place; gatā-gone.
  
  Vṛndā: O noble one, the false Rādhikā, whose neck does not know the raṅgana garland, left with Viśākha.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (rādhām alokya)
  tavanukarat subalaṁ didrksuna
   maya tvam apta purataḥ sudurlabha
  sadṛśyataḥ kacam ivabhilasyata
   premagra-bhumir vanija harinmaniḥ
  
   rādhām-Rādhā; alokya-seeing; tava-of You; anukarat-from imitation; didrksuna-desiring to see; maya-by Me; tvam-You; apta-attained; purataḥ-in the presence; sudarlabha-difficult to attain; sadṛśyataḥ-from similarity; kacam-glass; iva-like; abhilasyata-desiring; premagra-of highest love; bhumiḥ-the abode; vanija-by a merchant; harinmaniḥ-an emerald.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (gazing at Rādhā) I wished to see Subala in disguise, but now I see You, who are very difficult to attain, standing before Me! I am like a merchant who goes in search of glass, but instead finds a rare emerald, the abode of the highest love!
  
   rādhikā: cittha. vinnado si.
  
   cittha-stop!; vinnado-known; si-You are.
  
  Rādhikā: Enough! I know You!
  
   lalitā: jala-i sahi maha raha manda jam ho-i nilini-ra-a kanha tumaṁ nandasi jaṁ dhanno halidda-ra-o si
  
   jala-i-burns; sahi-friend; maha-my; raha-Rādhā; manda-miserable; jam-because; ho-i-is; nilini-blue, or steady; ra-a-color, or affection; kanha-Kṛṣṇa; tumam-You; nandasi-enjoy; jam-because; dhanno-fortunate; halidda-yellow, or unsteady; ra-o-color, or affection; si-are.
  
  Lalitā: Because the affection of my unhappy sakhi Rādhā is colored with the blue color of constant attachment to You, She burns with pain. But You, Kṛṣṇa, are not suffering at all. Because Your attachment is colored with the yellow color of fickleness and indifference, You always remain happy.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  rohiny-adhara-sobhaya viharase jyesthasi vama-bhruvaṁ
   vanya rajasi citraya parijanesv ardraṁ dhiyaṁ yacchasi
  rādhe tvaṁ sravanottareti paritas tarodayollasini
   naslesarpana-dikṣite mayi kathaṁ dakṣinyam athsithasi
  
   rohini-red (or Rohiṇī constellation); adhara-of the lips; sobhaya-with the beauty; viharase-You shine; jyestha-the best (or Jyeṣṭhā constellation); asi-You are; vama-bhruvam-of the beautiful-eyebrowed gopīs; vanya-with words; rajasi-You shine; citraya-wonderful (or Citra constellation); parijanesu-to Your friends; ardram dhiyam-happiness (or Ārdrā constellation); yacchasi-You give; rādhe-O Rādhā; tvam-You; sravana-ears (or Śravaṇa constellation); uttara-above; iti-thus; paritaḥ-everywhere; tara-udaya-with a necklace of pearls (or rising of the stars); ullasini-decorated; na-not; alsesa-of embraces (or Aśleṣā constellation); arpana-to giving; dikṣite-determined; mayi-to Me; katham-why?; dakṣinyam-favorable; atistham-You accept.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O Rādhā, Your red lips are very charming. You are the best of all the beautiful-eyebrowed gopīs. Your words are wonderfully eloquent. You bring great happiness to the hearts of Your friends. The sound of Your name is always in everyone's ears. You are nicely decorated with a necklace of pearls. O Rādhā, I yearn to embrace You! Why are You not friendly to Me?
  
   vṛndā:
  mudha manonnahad glapayasi kim aṅgani kathine
   rusaṁ dhatse kiṁ va priya-parijanabhyarthana-vidhau
  prakamaṁ te kuñjalaya-grhapatis tamyati puraḥ
   krpa-laksmivantaṁ catulaya drg-antaṁ kṣanam iha
  
   mudha-uselessly; mana-of anger; unnahat-from the increase; glapayasi-You torture; kim-why?; aṅgani-bodily limbs; kathine-O harsh girl; rusam-anger; dhatse-You place; kim-why?; va-or; priya-dear; parijana-of the friend; abhyarthana-vidhau-in the requests; prakamam-full of desire; te-of You; kuñja-alaya-of the forest grove; grhapatiḥ-the master; tamyati-exhausted; puraḥ-in the presence; krpa-of mercy; laksmi-the opulence; vantam-possessing; catulaya-please move; drk-of the eye; antam-the corner; kṣanam-for a moment; iha-here.
  
  Vṛndā: O hard-hearted girl, why do You uselessly torture Your own body with this violent anger? Why are You angry to hear the requests of Your dear friends? The master of the forest bowers, exhausted by amorous desires, now stands before You. For a moment give Him a merciful glance from the corner of Your eye.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  nisthura bhava mrdvi va
   pranas tvam asi rādhike
  asti nanya cakorasya
   candra-lekhaṁ vina gatiḥ
  
   nisthura-harsh; bhava-You may be; mrdvi-gentle; va-or; pranaḥ-life breath; tvam-You; asi-are; rādhike-O Rādhikā; asti-there is; na-not; anya-another; cakorasya-of the cakora bird; candra-lekham-the moonlight; vina-without; gatiḥ-goal.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: You may be cruel, or You may be kind. O Rādhikā, whatever You do, You are always My life and soul! Just as the cakora bird depends only on the moonlight and does not take shelter of anything else, in the same way I take shelter only of You!
  
   rādhā: saccaṁ ma-inaṁ bi tumaṁ mohano si. (iti sa-sabdaṁ kranadati).
  
   saccam-in truth; ma-inam-of magician; bi-even; tumam-You; mohano-the bewilderer; si-You are; sa-with; sabdam-a sound; krandati-She cries.
  
  Rādhā: You are really able to bewilder even the greatest of magicians! (She cries loudly.)
  
   lalitā: (sankṛtena)
  dhara baspamayi na yati viratiṁ lokasya nirmitsataḥ
   premasminn iti nanda-nandana-rataṁ lobhan mano ma kṛthaḥitthaṁ bhuri nivaritapi tarale mad-vaci saci-kṛta-
   bhru-dvandva na hi gauravam tvam akaroḥ kiṁ nadya rodisyasi
  
  dhara-a stream; baspa-of tears; mayi-consisting; na-does not; yati-attain; viratim-cessation; lokasya-of the world; nirmitsataḥ-desiring to created; prema-love; asmin-in this; iti-thus; nanda-nandana-to Kṛṣṇa, the son of Maharaja Nanda; ratam-devoted; lobhat-out of greed; manaḥ-mind; ma-do not; kṛthaḥ-do; ittham-in this way; bhuri-greatly; nivarita-restrained; api-although; tarale-O fickle girl; mat-my; vaci-in the words; saci-crooked; kṛta-done; bhru-of eyebrows; dvandva-with a pair; na-not; hi-indeed; gauravam-serious; tvam-you; akaroḥ-do; kim-whether; na-not; adya-now; rodisyasi-You cry.
  
  Lalitā: Alhough I have warned You many times, saying, "Do not allow Your heart to fall in love with Nanda-nandana, for those who love Him cry incessantly", frowning Your eyebrows, You did not take my words seriously. O fickle girl, is it any wonder that You are crying now?
  
   (kṛṣṇaḥ kararavindena rādhikāsru-bindun apasarayati).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; kara-hand; aravindena-with the lotus flower; rādhikā-of Rādhikā; asru-tear; bindum-drops; apasarayati-removes.
  
  (With His lotus hand, Kṛṣṇa wipes away Rādhikā's tears).
  
   rādhikā: muddha-jane bi vankaṁ vavaharanto kisa na lajjasi.
  
   muddha-bewildered; jane-to a person; bi-even; vankam- dishonestly; vavaharanto-performing; kisa-why?; na-not; lajjasi-You are ashamed.
  
  Rādhikā: Aren"t You ashamed to act so dishonestly with an innocent young girl?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  smara-krida-lubdhaḥ pasupa ramanisu sphutam ahaṁ
   tathapy aksnor vartis tvam asi mama divyañjanamayi
  tapadyaḥ kiṁ bhrngaṁ prthulaṁ rtu-laksmir na bhajate
   rasollasad enaṁ tad api hi madhu-srir madayti
  
   smara-amorous; krida-for pastimes; lubdhaḥ-greedy; pasupa-ramanisu-among the gopīs; sphutam-clearly; aham-I am; tatha api-nevertheless; aksnoḥ-of the eyes; vartiḥ-abode; añjana-mayi-ointment; tapa-summer; adyaḥ-beginning with; kim-is it?; bhrngam-the bumble-bee; prthulam-greatly; rtu-of the season; laksmiḥ-the charm; na-not; bhajate-is; rasa-ullasat-from the abundance of nectar; enam-this; tat api-that; hi-indeed; madhu-of spring; sriḥ-the beauty; madayati-maddens.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Although I am very eager to enjoy amorous pastimes with the other gopīs, still You are the divine ointment for My eyes. The summer and other seasons may display their charm to the bumble-bee, but the beauty of spring, full of nectar, really intoxicates him with bliss!
  
   vṛndā: sakhi yatharthaṁ vakti vanamali.
  
   sakhi-O sakhi; yatha-artha-appropriate; vakti-speaking; vana-mali-Kṛṣṇa, who wears a garland of forest flowers.
  
  Vṛndā: Sakhi, Vanamālī speaks the truth.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye tvaya sahacarya vana-viharam angi-kartum icchami.
  
   priye-O beloved; tvaya-with You; sahacarya-as My companion; vana-in the forest; viharam-pastimes; angi-kartum-to accept; icchami-I desire.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, I wish to enjoy pastimes in the forest with You.
  
   vṛndā: tenahaṁ sakhi vṛndām apadhapayami. (iti paritaḥ pasyanti).
  smitaṁ vitasu mādhavī prathaya malli hasodgamaṁ
   muda vikasa patale purata-yuthi nidraṁ tyaja
  prasida sata-patrike bhaja lavaṅga-valli sriyaṁ
   dadhara saha rādhāya harir ayaṁ vihara-sprham
  
   tena-by this; aham-I; sakhi-O friend; vṛndām-the host; apadhapayami-shall arrange; iti-thus; paritaḥ-in all directions; pasyanti-looking; smitam-a smile; vitanu-please exhibit; mādhavī-O mādhavī creeper; prathaya-please manifest; malli-O jasmine creeper; hasa-udgamam-a laugh; muda-with happiness; vikasa-please blossom; patale-O patala flowers; purata-yuthi-O golden yuthi flower; nidram-sleep; tyaja-please abandon; prasida-be kind; sata-patrike-a hundred petaled lotus; bhaja-manifest; lavaṅga-valli-O lavaṅga creeper; sriyam-beauty; dadhara-manifested; saha-with; rādhāya-Rādhā; hariḥ- Kṛṣṇa; ayam-He; vihara-of pastimes; sprham-the desire.
  
  Vṛndā: Sakhi, I will make the arrangements. (Looking in all directions) O mādhavi creeper, please smile! O jasmine creeper, laugh! O pāṭala creeper, blossom wih happiness! O golden yūthi creeper, wake up! O lotus, please be kind to us! O lavaṅga creeper, show us your beauty! Hari now wishes to enjoy pastimes with Rādhā in the forest!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: hi hi. kahaṁ kantara-jakkhinni-e va-a-matta-ena upphulli-ki-aṁ valli-mandalam.
  
   hi hi-hee-hee; kaham-how is it?; kantara-of the forest; jakkhinni-e-by the fairy; va-a-by words; matta-ena-only; upphilli-kidam-blossomed; valli-of creepers; mandalam-the host.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Hee-hee! How is it? Simply by speaking some words this forest fairy has made all the creepers blossom!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe cittam amodayanti puspamodavatyo virudhaḥ.
  
   sakhe-O friend; cittam-the heart; amodayanti-delight; puspa-of flowers; amodavatyaḥ-with the fragrance; virudhiḥ-the creepers.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O friend, these fragrant flowering creepers delight My heart!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: va-assa tumhanaṁ savva-o cittaṁ amodenti lada. mama una ekka hema-juhi jjeva ja gokulesari-e samkiam gabba-dhi-aṁ bia tthabām dhore-i.
  
   va-assa-O friend; tumhanam-of You; savva-o-all; cittam-the heart; amodenti-pleases; lada-the creepers; mama-of me; una-however; ekka-only; hema-golden; juhi-yuthi-flowers; jjeva-certainly; ja-which; gokulesari-e-by the queen of Gokula; samkiam-purified; gabba-dhi-am-ghee from cow milk; bia-like; tthabām-clusters; dhore-i-wear.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Friend, all the flowering creepers delight Your heart. But I am pleased only with the golden yūthi flowers that Gokula's queen Yaśodā wears, and whose clusters look like ghee made by her.
  
   lalitā: (smitvā) ajja tado kkhu pa-adida de rasannada.
  
   smitvā-smiling; ajja-O noble one; tado-therefore; kkhu-indeed; pa-adida-is manifested; de-of you; rasannada-expertness at enjoying mellows.
  
  Lalitā: (smiling) O noble one, you have really shown your knowledge of mellows.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sersyam) va-assa pekkha pekkha. ima-o ratta abi vanka-kimsua-kaliao go-i-a vi-a maṁ na suhavedi.
  
   sa-with; irsyam-anger; va-assa-friend; pekkha-look!; ima-o-these; ratta-red; abi-also; vanka-crooked; kimsua-kimsuka; kaliao-flower buds; go-i-a-the gopīs; vi-a-like; mam-me; na-do not; suhavedi-please.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (angrily) Friend, look! Look! These crooked red kiṁśuka flowers, similar to the gopīs, do not please me at all!
  
   lalitā: vunde ede valla-a vi-a- pekkhi-antu java tthava-a- ja kkhu lo-ana-lohanijja bi namodaṁ vittharenti.
  
   vunde-O Vṛndā; ede-these; valla-a-gopas; vi-a-indeed; pekkhi-antu-should be seen; java-of jāva flowers; tthava-a-clusters; ja-which; kkhu-indeed; loa-an-by the eyes; lohanijja-to be desired; bi-indeed; na-not; amodam-a sweet fragrance; vittharenti-spreads.
  
  Lalitā: Vṛndā, look at these gopas! They are just like clusters of jāva flowers, which are attractive to the eyes, but have no fragrance.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sa-rosam) janamha tumhanaṁ go-i-anaṁ kamma ja-o rasa-kumbhaṁ bi didhaṁ nimmanthi-a sinehaṁ kaddhanti.
  
   sa-with; rosam-anger; janamha-we know; tumhanam-of you; go-i-anam-gopīs; kamma-the activity; ja-o-which; rasa-of nectar; kumbham-a pot; bi-indeed; didham-firmly; nimmanthi-a-churning; sineham-ghee (or tender love); kaddhati-removing.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (with anger) We know what you gopīs do! You vigorously churn the pot of rasa and extract all the butter from it!
  
   vṛndā: (smitvā) sakhi lalite
  ye danda-pasa-bhajaḥ
   sphutaṁ vahanto manaḥ silakalpam
  kantaram asrayante
   tebhyo vaḥ kṣemam ullasatu
  
   smitvā-smiling; sakhi-O friend; lalite-Lalitā; ye-those who; danda-sticks; pasa-and ropes; bhajaḥ-possessing; sphutam-clearly; vahantaḥ-carrying; manaḥ sila- with the mineral pigment manaḥ-śilā (or have stone-like hearts); akalpam-decorated; kantaram-forest path (or the dense, dark forest); asrayante-take shelter; tebhyaḥ-to them; vaḥ-of you; kṣemam-kindness; ullasatu-should be manifested.
  
  Vṛndā: (smiling) Sakhi Lalitā, these boys, carrying sticks and ropes, and decorated with manaḥ-śilā mineral pigment, follow the surabhi cows on the forest paths. Be kind to them.
  
   Or: Sakhi Lalitā, these boys have hearts as hard as stone. Armed with sticks and ropes, they found shelter in the dense dark forest. You should be careful with them.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā) vṛnde jñātaṁ jñātam. buddhiṁ murchayata kurcika lobhena gopikañcala-grāhini tvaṁ kṛtasi.
  
   smitvā-smiling; vṛnde-O Vṛndā; jñātam-understood; jñātam-understood; buddhim-intelligence; murchayata-bewildering; kurcika-of cottage cheese; lobhena-with the desire; gopika-of the gopīs; añcala-grāhini-taking the side; tvam-you; kṛta asi-are.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with smile) O Vṛndā, I understood, I understood! The desire to taste curd bewildered your intelligence and made you side with these gopīkas!
  
   (nepathye)
  kasturikeva duravacchada-saṅgameyaṁ
   gopi-tatir madamayi kila picchila ca
  dakṣinyatas tanubhrtam anurañjano 'yaṁ
   vasanta-vayur iva hanta murantakari
  
   nepathye-from behind the scenes; kasturika-musk; duravacchada--difficult to be covered; saṅgama-union; iyam-this; gopi-of gopis; tatiḥ-host; madamayi-intoxicating; kila-indeed; picchila-slippery; ca-also; dakṣinyataḥ-from the south (or favorable); tanubhrtam-for all the living beings; anurañjanaḥ-delighting; ayam-He; vasanta-springtime; vayuḥ-breeze; iva-like; hanta-indeed; mura-anta-kari-Kṛṣṇa, the killer of the Mura demon.
  
  (Off-stage) These gopīs are like sticky, slippery, intoxicating musk, whereas Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Mura, is like the southern spring breeze that pleases all living beings.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (prsthato dṛṣṭiṁ kṣiptvā) sadhu bho kira-raja sadhu.
  
   prsthataḥ-from behind; dṛṣṭim-glance; kṣiptvā-casting; sadhu-well spoken; bhoḥ-O; kira-of parrots; raja-O king; sadhu-well spoken.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (glancing backwards) Well spoken, O king of parrots! Well spoken!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: vihaṅga-punga-a ca-uddaha-vijja-vi-akkhano diha-u hohi.
  
   vihaṅga-of birds; punga-a-O best; ca-uddaha-fourteen; vijja-arts; vi-akkhano-expert; diha-u-long life; hohi-may you have.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: O best of birds, O learned scholar in the fourteen kinds of knowledge, long life to you!
  
   lalitā: hande candala-kira pa-anda-sasa-ana-tunda-rahuno pahuno hodu de pinda-sasi.
  
   hande-O; candala-outcaste; kira-parrot; pa-anda-ferocious; sasa-ana-of a hawk; tunda-of the beak; rahuno-of the Rahu planet; pahuno-a guest; hadu-may become; de-of you; pinda-of the body; sasi-the moon.
  
  Lalitā: O low parrot, may the moon of your body become the guest of the Rahu planet of the ferocious hawk"s beak!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe turnam asmai samarpaya pakimani dadimi-bijani.
  
   sakhe-O friend; turnam-at once; asmai-to him; samarpaya-give; pakimani-ripe; dadimi-pomegranate; bijani-seeds.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, quickly feed this parrot with ripe pomegranate seeds.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho vindavana-bihappa-e dadimi-bi-a-hindobi susthu kantaṁ lalida-e danta-pattiṁ de da-issam.
  
   bho-O; vindavana-of Vṛndāvana; bihappa-e-O Bṛhaspati; dadimi-pomegranate; bi-a-hinobi-for seeds; susthu-nicely; kantam-beautiful; lalida-e-of Lalitā; danta-of teeth; pattim-the row; de-to you; da-issam-give.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Bho Bṛhaspati of Vṛndāvana! As pomegranate seeds I offer you Lalitā's beautiful teeth!
  
   (punar nepathye)
   cañcala-sañjhaghana vi-a muhutta-ra-aṁ tanodi de sāmi
  vaha-i sinehiṁ rāhi ke-alaṁ na-ani-a-puttivva
   punaḥ-again; nepathye-from behind the scenes; cañcala-O restless one; sañjhaghana-at sunrise; vi-a-as; muhutta-for a 48 minutes; ra-am-red; tanodi-does; de-of you; sami-the master; vaha-i-carries; sinhetim-love or oiliness; rāhi-Rādhā; ke-alam-changeless; na-ani-a-of fresh butter; putti-the daughter; ivva-like.
  
  (Again the voice from the off-stage) O fickle parrot, your master Kṛṣṇa does not really love Rādhā! His love lasts only for a moment, just as the rising sun is red for only one muhūrta. Only Rādhā's love is pure and constant. Just as butter always retains its oily nature, so Rādhā is saturated with the tender love for Kṛṣṇa.
  
   lalitā: (sanandam) sahi sari-e sohaggavadi dohi. jaṁ paccutarena nijjido tu-e dummaho kiro.
  
   sa-with; anandam-bliss; sahi-O friend; sari-e-śārikā (female parrot); sohaggavadi-fortunate; dohi-may you become; jam-because; paccutarena-with this reply; nijjido-defeated; tu-e-by you; dummaho-bad-mouthed; kiro-male parrot.
  
  Lalitā: (blissfully) O sakhi śārikā, good fortune to you! With this reply you have defeated this foul-mouthed parrot!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam) dhruvaṁ vṛndāvyedam adhyapita-kausalaṁ vihaṅgayor dvandvam.
  
   svagatam-aside; dhruvam-certainly; vṛndāya-by Vṛndā; idam-this; adhyapaita-instructed; kausalam-skillfulness; vihaṅgayoḥ-of birds; dvandvam-the pair.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (aside) Vṛndā has taught these two birds to speak so eloquently!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sa-krodham) hajje bhajjemi de tikka-jappinaṁ cancu-pudam. (iti sa-vyajaṁ dandaṁ kṣipati).
  
   sa-with; krodham-anger; hajje-O female servant; bhajjemi-I will break; de-your; tikka-sharp; jappinam-speaking words; cancu-pudam-beak; iti-thus; sa-with; vyajam-false; dandam-a stick; kṣipati-thrown.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (angrily) O low maidservant! I will break your beak that speaks such sharp words! (He waves his stick with pretended anger.)
  
   rādhikā: hanta kadham uddinaṁ vavadu-aṁ vihaṅga-mihunam.
  
   hanta-alas!; kadham-how is it?; uddinam-flown away; vavadu-am-eloquent; vihaṅga-of birds; mihunam-the pair.
  
  Rādhikā: Ah! The two eloquent birds flew away.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (rādhām avekṣya)
  sevante taru-gehinaḥ sumanasaṁ vṛndāir madhu-syandibhir
   yatrotphulla-lata-vadhubhir abhitaḥ saṅgatya bhrngatithin
  samvita pasubhis tatha khaga-kulaiḥ kheladbhir avyahataṁ
   na syat kasya sukanthi seyam adhikanandaya vṛndātavi
  
   rādhām-at Rādhā; avekṣya-looking; sevante-serve; taru-of the trees; gehinaḥ-the householder men; sumanasam-flowers; vṛndāiḥ-with multitudes; madhu-with honey; syandibhiḥ-dripping; yatra-where; utphulla-blossoming; lata-of creepers; vadhubhiḥ-by the wives; abhitaḥ-embraced; saṅgatya-meeting; bhrnga-of bumble-bees; atithin-the guests; samvita-surrounded; pasubhiḥ-by animals; tatha-in that way; khaga-of birds; kulaiḥ-by the hosts; kheladbhiḥ-playing; avyahatam-without obstruction; na-not; syat-may be; kasya-of whom?; su-kanthi-O sweet-voiced girl; sa iyam-this; adhika-for great; anandaya-bliss; vṛndā-atavi-forest of Vṛndāvana.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (looking at Rādhā) Embraced by their blossoming creeper wives, the householders trees offer many flowers, trickling with honey, to their bumble-bee guests. Many birds and forest animals are peacefully frolicking everywhere. O sweet-voiced girl, who is not delighted by this Vṛndāvana forest?
  
   athava
  harinir vidambayasi netra-khelaya
   lalitāir lata-pika-kulaṁ kalotibhiḥ
  sikhinas ca kuntala-kalapa-vibhramair
   iti te puraḥ kim iva me vana-sriya
  
   atha va-or; hariniḥ-the does; vidambayasi-You mock; netra-of the eyes; khelaya-playing; lalitāiḥ-graceful; lata-on the creepers; pika-of cuckoos; kulam-the multitude; kala-sweet; uktibhiḥ-with words; sikhinaḥ-the peacocks; ca-also; kuntala-of curling locks of hair; kalapa-of the host; vibhrmaiaḥ-with the beauty; iti-thus; te-of You; puraḥ-in the presence; kim-how?; iva-as if; me-to Me; vana-of the forest; sriya-with the beauty.
  
  But still... With Your playful glances You mock the beauty of the does" eyes. With Your charming movements You shame the gracefulness of the creepers. With Your sweet voice You surpass the singing of the cuckoos. With Your curling locks of hair You disgrace the beauty of the peacocks" tails. How can this forest look beautiful in Your presence?
  
   vṛndā: pasya pasya
  viratormir iyaṁ su-niraja
   dhrta-suddhojjvala-sattva-santatiḥ
  sphuta-kṛṣṇa-rucir yamadrta
   muni-gosthiva cakasti bhanuja
  
   pasya-look!; pasya-look!; virata-stopped; urmiḥ-waves; iyam-this; su-niraja-with beautiful lotuses; dhrta-held; suddha-pure; ujjvala-splendid; sattvā-natures; santataiḥ-multitude; sphuta-manifested; kṛṣṇa-dark; ruciḥ-luster; yama-by Yamaraja; adrta-honoured; muni-of sages; gosthi-an assembly; iva-like; cakasti-is manifested; bhanuja-the Yamunā river, daughter of the sun-god.
  
  Vṛndā: Look! Look! The Yamunā river, the daughter of the sun-god and the honoured sister of Yamaraja, filled with beautiful lotus flowers and inhabited by many living beings, has stopped the flow of her dark shining waters and looks like an assembly of sages!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye pasya pasya
  smita-ruci-virajitaṁ te
   mukham iva nirajayaty adhirakṣi
  niraja-bandhava-duhitur
   niraja-raji marud-bhramita
  
   smita-smile; ruci-charming; virajitaṁ-splendid; te-Your; mukham-face; iva-like; nirajayati-offers ārati; adhirakṣi-restless eyes; niraja-of the lotus; bandhava-friend; duhitur-of the daughter; niraja-lotuses; raji-series; marud-in the wind; bhramita-tossed.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, look! Look! O restless-eyed one, as they move in the breeze, the lotus flowers in the Yamunā seem to be offering ārati to Your beautiful smiling face!
  
   vṛndā: (parikramya. nirajany ahrtya ca). pundarikakṣa stokotphullam idaṁ grhana lila-pundarikam. tathavatamsocitaṁ kokanada-dvandvam.
  
   parikramya-walking; nirajani-lotuses; ahrtya-picking; ca-also; pundarika-lotus; akṣa-eyes; stoka-slightly; utphullam-blossomed; idam-this; tatha-in this way; avatamsa-for earrings; ucitam-suitable; kokanada-of red kokanada lotuses; dvandvam-the pair.
  
  Vṛndā: (walks and picks some lotus flowers) O lotus-eyed one, please take this slightly blossomed white lotus as a toy, and these two red lotuses as earrings.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-harsam adaya) vṛnde raktotpale rādhā-karnayor adhanena sriyaṁ labhatam. (iti tatha kṛtva. sa-kautukam) hanta pundarika-kose cañcariko vartate.
  
   sa-with; harsam-happiness; adaya-taking; vṛnde-O Vṛndā; rakta-red; utpale-lotuses; rādhā-of Rādhā; karnayoḥ-on the ears; adhanena-by the taking; sriyam-beauty; labhatam-may attain; iti-thus; tatha-in that way; kṛtvā-having done; sa-with; kautukam-surprise; hanta-ah!; pundarika-of the white lotus flower; kose-in the whorl; cañcarikaḥ-a bumble-bee; vartate-is.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (happily taking them) Vṛndā, these two red lotuses will become beautiful on Rādhā's ears. (Kṛṣṇa decorates Rādhikā's ears and then expresses surprise) Ah! There is a bumble-bee in the whorl of this white lotus!
  
   vṛndā:
  madhupaḥ kamalena sardham udyan-
   makarandena mukundam asasada
  sarasesu vinirmito hi saṅgaḥ
   paramananda-bharonnatiṁ tanoti
  
   madhupaḥ-the bumble-bee; kamalena-the lotus; sardham-with; udyat-rising; makarandena-with honey; mukundam-Kṛṣṇa; asasada-approached; sarasesu-filled with rasa; vinirmitaḥ-done; hi-indeed; saṅgaḥ-contact; parama-supreme; ananda-of bliss; bhara-abundance; unnatim-great; tanoti-spreads.
  
  Vṛndā: Along with the honey-filled lotus, this bumble-bee has reached Mukunda. When objects filled with rasa meet, the supreme bliss they give increases even more.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye pasya pasya
  asmin madiya-kara-sangini pundarika-
   kose kṣanaṁ kila vilambya silimukho 'yam
  karnavalambya tava kokanadaṁ prapede
   kaṁ va balan na hi haraty anuraga-laksmiḥ
  
   priye-O beloved; pasya-look; pasya-look!; asmin-in this; madiya-My; kara-of the hand; sangini-in contact; pundarika-of the white lotus flower; kose-in the whorl; kṣanam-for a moment; vilambya-resting; silimukhaḥ-bee; ayam-this; karna-on the ear; avalambi-resting; tava-of You; kokanadam-red lotus; prapede-attained; kam-who?; va-or; balat-by force; na-not; hi-indeed; harati-attracted; anuraga-red (or love); laksmiḥ-beauty (or treasure).
  
  Krnsa: Beloved, look! Look! The bumble-bee resting in the white lotus flower in My hand has now landed on the kokanada lotus on Your ear! Who would not be forcibly attracted by the red color of this flower?
  
  Or: Who would not be forcibly attracted by Your wealth of love?
  
   (rādhikā sambhramaṁ natayanti bhuja-lataṁ kṣipati).
  
   rādhikā-Rādhikā; sambhramam-agitation; natayanti-representing dramatically; bhuja-of Her arms; latam-the creeper; kṣipati-tosses.
  
  (Rādhikā becomes agitated and begins to wave Her creeper-like arms.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sphutaṁ vihasya)
  karnottamsita-rakta-pankaja-juso bhrngi-pater jhankriya
   bhrantenadya drg-añcalena dadhati bhrngavali-vibhramam
  trasandolita-dor-latanta-vicalac-cuda jhanat-karini
   rādhe vyakulataṁ gatapi bhavati modam mamadhyasyati
  
   sphutam-openly; vihasya-laughing; karna-uttamsita-earring; rakta-red; pankaja-to the lotus flower; jusaḥ-devoted; bhrngi-of the bumble bee; pateḥ-of the leader; jhankriya-buzzing; bhrantena-restlessly moving; adya-now; drk-of the eyes; añcalena-by the corners; dadhati-places; bhrnga-of bees; avali-of a host; vibhramam-the illusion; trasa-with fear; andolita-swinging about; doḥ-of arms; lata-of the creepers; anta-at the ends; vicalat-moving; cuda-bracelet; jhanat-karini-jingling; api-although; bhavati-You; modam-delight; mama-of Me; adhyasyati-establish.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (laughing) Attracted by Your red lotus flower earrings, this best of the bumble-bees hovers aroung You, followed by Your restless sidelong glances that look like a swarm of bees. Jingling Your bracelets, You wave Your creeper-like arms to chase him away. O Rādhā, Your fear of this bumble-bee brings Me great pleasure!
  
   rādhikā: (sa-trasam celañcalam udañcayanti) kathaṁ ajjabi na caladi dhittho.
  
   sa-with; trasam-fear; cela-of the garment; añcalam-the edge; udañcayanti-raises; katham-why?; ajj-now; bi-even; na-does not; caladi-go; dhittho-arrogant.
  
  Rādhikā: (with fear She waves the edge of Her garment) Why does this arrogant bumble-bee not fly away?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  madhurakṣi mudhatha sambhramena
   kṣipa celañcalam añjasa na bhuyaḥ
  pibatu sravanotpalodgataṁ te
   madhupo 'yaṁ madhu-maṅgalaṁ krsangi
  
   madhura-sweet; akṣi-eyes; mudha-in vain; atha-then; sambhramena-with agitation; kṣipa-toss; cela-of the garment; añcalam-the edge; añjasa-quickly; na-not; bhuyaḥ-again; pibatu-may drink; sravana-on the ear; utpala-on the lotus flower; udgatam-manifested; te-of You; madhupaḥ-bee; ayam-this; madhu-of honey; maṅgalam-the auspiciousness; krsa-slender; angi-whose limbs.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O girl with the charming eyes, don't uselessly wave the edge of Your clothes out of anxiety. O slender girl, let this bumble-bee drink the auspicious honey from the lotus on Your ear!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho va-assa kisa bamhanaṁ maṁ mahubena viba-esi. (iti dandena bhramaraṁ tadayati).
  
   bho-O; va-assa-friend; kisa-why?; bamhanam-a brāhmaṇa; mam-me; mahubena-by a bumble-bee; viba-esi-to be drunk; iti-thus; dandena-with a stick; bhramaram-the bumble-bee; tadayati-hits.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Bho! Friend, why do You want this bumble-bee to drink me, a brāhmaṇa? (He tries to hit the bumble-bee with his stick.)
  
   rādhikā: (sa-slagham) ajja pi-ankaro mamasi samvuttaḥ.
  
   sa-with; slagham-praise; ajja-O noble one; pi-ankaro-kind; mama-to Me; asi-samvuttaḥ-you are.
  
  Rādhikā: (with praise) O noble one, you are very kind to Me.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: kahaṁ mahusu-ano takkala jevva tirohido jaṁ kudo bi na lakkhi-adi.
  
   kaham-how is it?; mahusu-ano-the bumble-bee; takkala-at this time; jevva-indeed; tirohido-has disappeared; jam-which; kudo bi-anywhere; na-not; lakkhi-adi-is seen.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: How did this madhusūdana disappear? I don't see him anywhere.
  
   rādhikā: (sa-vyamoham) haddhi haddhi. kahiṁ gado mahumahano. (iti sanskṛtena)
  samajani davad vitrastanaṁ kim arta-ravo giraṁ
   mayi kim abhavad vaigunyaṁ va nirakusaṁ ikṣitam
  vyaraci nibhrtam kiṁ va hutiḥ kayacid abhistaya
   yad iha sahasa mam atyakṣid vane vanajekṣanaḥ
   (kṛṣṇaḥ samjñāya sarvan nivarya smitaṁ karoti).
  
  sa-with; vyamoham-bewilderment; haddhi- what a pity!; haddhi- what a pity!; kahim-where?; gado-has gone; mahumahano-Kṛṣṇa, the killer of the Madhu demon; iti-thus; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; samajani-manifested; davat-from the forest-fire; vitrastanam-frightened; kim-why?; arta-of pain; ravaḥ-calls; giram-of words; mayi-in Me; kim-whether?; abhavat-was; vaigunyam-a fault; va-or; nirankusam-uncontrolled; ikṣitam-is observed; vyaraci-created; nibhrtam-privately; kim-whether?; va-or; hutiḥ-calling; kayacit-someone; abhistaya-desired; yat-because; iha-here; sahasa-at once; mam-Me; atyakṣit-abandoned; vane-in the forest; vanaja-ikṣanaḥ-lotus-eyed; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; samjñāya-with a signal; sarvan-everyone; nivarya-stops; smitam-a smile; karoti-does.
  
  Rādhikā: (bewildered) Ah! Alas! Where has Kṛṣṇa, the killer of Madhu, gone? Perhaps He had heard someone's piteous, frightened cries caused by the forest fire? Or He had seen some faults in Me? Or maybe some beloved gopī called Him to a secluded place in the forest and the lotus-eyed Kṛṣṇa quickly left Me?
  
  (With a gesture, smiling Kṛṣṇa asks everyone to remain silent.)
  
   rādhikā: hanta (sanskṛtena)
  vasantibhir ayaṁ na me kaca-bharaḥ kamsarinottamsitas
   tasyora-sthala-cumbi-campaka-mayair nagumphi malyaṁ maya
  mallibhis ca nirargalaṁ parihasan nayaṁ balat taditaḥ
   prarambhe 'dya vanotsavasya viraha-cchadmad ayaḥ prodagat
  
   hanta-indeed; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; vasantibhiḥ-with vāsanti flowers; ayam-this; na-not; me-My; kaca-bhara-hair; kamsa-arina-by Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Kaṁsa; uttamsitaḥ-crowned; tasya-of Him; ura-sthala-the chest; cumbi-kissed; campaka-mayair-with campaka flowers; na-not; agumphi-strung; malyam-a garland; maya-by Me; mallibhiḥ-with malli (jasmine) flowers; ca-also; nirargalam-without restraint; parihasan-joking; balat-forcibly; taditaḥ-struck; prarambhe-in the beginning; adya-now; vana-utsavasya-of the forest festival; viraha-of separation; chadmat-on the pretext; davaḥ prodagat-turned into the forest fire.
  
  Rādhikā: Ah! Now Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Kaṁsa, will not decorate My hair with vāsanti flowers! Now the garland of campaka flowers I have made will not kiss His chest! Now I will not be able to jokingly strike Him with a bunch of malli flowers! The festival of meeting with Kṛṣṇa in Vṛndāvana has now turned into the forest fire in the guise of separation!
  
   vṛnde: (apavarya) kamam andhakarini prema-bandha-kandali ya khalu vispastam api nanusandhapayati.
  
   apavarya-aside; kamam-greatly; andhakarini-blinded; prema-of love; bandha-of the bondage; kandali-the abundance; ya-which; khalu-indeed; vispastam-clearly; api-even; na-not; anusandhapayati-allows to see.
  
  Vṛndā: (aside) The strong bonds of prema have blinded Her and now She can no longer see.
  
   rādhikā: sahi vunde rakkhehi mam. (iti trasaṁ natayanti).
  sappa sappa-i bhinga-panti-misado kali rasalankure
   rattaso-a-sire vireha-i tadha puppha-cchalado sihi
  singe kesu-a-sahino a kali-a-dambhena sambhedini
   maṁ bhettuṁ kusuma-uhassa vala-i kkuraddha-canda-ali
   (iti vaivasyaṁ natayati).
  
   sahi-O friend; vunde-Vṛndā; rakkhehi-please protect; mam-Me; iti-thus; trasam-fear; natayanti-representing dramatically; sappa-a snake; sappa-i-slithers; bhinga-of bees; panti-of a line; misado-on the pretext; kali-black; rasala-of a mango tree; ankure-on the blossoming branch; ratta-red; aso-a-of the aśoka tree; sire-on the top; vireha-i-is manifested; tadha-in that way; puppha-of flowers; chalado-on the pretext; sihi-fire; singe-on the top; kesu-a-of the kiṁśuka; sahino-tree; a-and; kali-a-of new buds; dambhena-on the pretext; sambhedini-the destroyer; mam-Me; bhettum-to pierce; kusuma-uhassa-of Kāmadeva, who shoots flower arrows; vala-i-is; kkura-cruel; addha-canda-ali-half-moon-headed arrows; iti-thus; vaivasyam-helpless; natayati-represents dramatically.
  
  Rādhikā: Sakhi Vṛndā, please protect Me! (With fear) Disguised as a swarm of bees, a black snake slithers on the blossoming branch of the mango tree! Disguised as red flowers, flames shoot from the branches of the aśoka tree! Disguised as new buds on the kiṁśuka tree, Kāmadeva"s severe half-moon-headed arrows pierce Me! (She becomes helpless).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sambhramad abhyupetya paniṁ grhnann uccaih) sukumari kim akande katarasi. yatah
  tvan-mukha-laksmi-glapita
   candravalir iha bibheti purnapi
  pranayandhe tava kartuṁ
   kim ardha-candravali kṣamate
  
   sambhramat-agitated; abhyupetya-approaching; panim-the hand; grhnan-taking; uccaiḥ-in a loud voice; sukumari-O beautiful, delicate girl; kim-why?; akande-without a reason; katara-distressed; asi-You are; yataḥ-because; tvat-of You; mukha-of the face; laksmi-by the beauty; glapita-wilted; candravaliḥ-the many moons (or Candrāvalī); iha-here; bibheti-fears; purna-full; api-even though; pranayandhe-blinded with love; kim-what?; ardha-half; candravaliḥ-of Candrāvalī; kṣamate-is able.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (excitedly approaches Rādhikā, takes Her hand, and speaks loudly) O beautiful, delicate girl, why are You distressed for no reason? Even a multitude of full moons fade seeing the beauty of Your face! O girl blinded with love, what then can a host of half moons do to You?
  
   rādhikā: (sa-dhairyaṁ lajjaṁ natayanti svagatam) kadhaṁ acchi-laggaṁ cce-a haridaṁ mananti khinnamhi.
  
  kadhaṁ-how is it; acchi-laggaṁ-near My eyes; cce-a-indeed; haridaṁ-lost; mananti-thinking; khinnamhi-pained.
  
   Rādhikā: (regaining composure, She becomes embarrassed and says to Herself) Ah! Although Kṛṣṇa was in front of My eyes, I thought He was gone. It caused Me so much pain!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye pasya pasya
  parinata-vara-bija-spardhi-dantoru-bhasaḥ
   kusumam upahasantyas tanvi danta-cchadena
  phala-vijayi-kucayas tvad-bhayad dadimiyaṁ
   mrdula-pavana-dola-dambhataḥ kampate 'dya
  
   priye-O beloved; pasya-look!; pasya-look!; parinata-ripe; vara-excellent; bija-seeds; spardhi-rivalling; danta-of the teeth; uru-great; bhasaḥ-luster; kusumam-the flower; upahasantyaḥ-laughing; tanvi-O slender girl; danta-chadena-with the lips; phala-the fruits; vijayi-defeating; kucayaḥ-whose breasts; tvat-of You; bhayat-because of fear; dadimi-pomegranate tree; iyam-this; mrdula-gentle; pavana-in the breeze; dola-swaying; dambhataḥ-on the pretext; kampate-trembles; adya-now.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, look! Look! Its ripe seeds, rivalled by the splendor of Your teeth, its flowers mocked by Your lips, and its fruit defeated by Your breasts, this pomegranate tree, on the pretext of swaying in the gentle breeze, now trembles in fear of You!
  
   vṛndā: sakhi nirvarnaya tava karnikocita-korakaṁ karnikaram amum.
  
   sakhi-O friend; nirvarnaya-look!; tava-of You; karnika-for the ears; ucita-delightful; korakam-bud; karnikaram-karṇikāra; amum-this.
  
  Vṛndā: Sakhi, look! These karṇikāra buds will be a wonderful decoration for Your ears.
  
   rādhikā: na-a-kanni-ara-kusume bhasalo rasa-loha-niccalo bhedi.
  
   na-a-fresh; kanni-ara-karṇikāra; kusume-on the flower; bhasalo-bumble-bee; rasa-nectar; loha-greedy; niccalo-motionless; bhedi-is.
  
  Rādhikā: Greedy after nectar, a bumble-bee became motionless on this fresh karṇikāra flower.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: kañcana-mañca-nivisto rasa-rajo 'yaṁ saririva.
  
   kañcana-on a golden; mañca-throne; nivistaḥ-entered; rasa-of nectar; rajaḥ-the king; ayam-he; sariri-personified; iva-like.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: He looks like the personified king of the nectar seated on a golden throne!
  
   rādhikā: pekkha pekkha, (sanskṛtena)
  uddhura-maranda-matta
   ruddhe sarena gandha-visarena
  iha sundara-malli-gane
   rolamba hanta guñjanti
  
   pekkha-look!; pekkha-look!; uddhura-abundant; maranda-by the honey; mattaḥ-maddened; ruddhe-filled; sarena-with excellent; gandha-of a sweet fragrance; visarena-with the expansion; iha-here; sundara-beautiful; malli-of jasmine flowers; gane-in the multitude; rolambaḥ-the bees; hanta-indeed; guñjanti-buzz.
  
  Rādhikā: Look! Look! Intoxicated by a large amount of honey, many bees buzz among the beautiful jasmine flowers filled with a sweet fragrance.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: uddhara-maranda-ity-adi pathati.
  
   uddhara-maranda-iti-adi-the verse beginning with the words "uddhara-maranda"; pathati-recites.
  
  (Kṛṣṇa repeats the verse spoken by Rādhā).
  
   vṛndā: pitati-suksma-sikhara campaka-kalikeyam abhati.
  
   pita-yellow; ati-very; suksma-fine; sikhara-top; campaka-campaka; kalika-bud; iyam-this; abhati-is manifested.
  
  Vṛndā: This delicate yellow campaka bud is very beautiful.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: manavati-hrn-mathini haimi kamasya saktir iva
  
   manavati-of proud girls; hrt-the hearts; mathini-churning; haimi-golden; kamasya-of Kāmadeva; saktiḥ-the power; iva-like.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: This campaka bud is like Kāmadeva's golden śakti which agitates the hearts of proud girls.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho va-assa esa kamassa satti na ho-i. pekkha jadila-khitta sa hari-ala-gori la-udi-a.
  
   bho-O; va-assa-friend; esa-this; kamassa-of Kāmadeva; satti-potency; na-not; ho-i-is; pekkha-look; jadila-by Jaṭilā; khitta-dropped; sa-this; hari-ala-gori-yellow; la-udi-a-cane.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Bho! Friend, this is not Kāmadeva's śakti. Look! It is the yellow cane left by Jaṭilā!
  
   (praviśya)
   jatila: are jamha bamhana ettha lagudi ma-e visumarida.
  
   praviśya-entering; are-O; jamha-crooked; bamhana- brāhmaṇa; ettha-here; lagudi-cane; ma-e-by me; visumarida-was forgotten.
  
  (Jaṭilā enters).
  
  Jaṭilā: O crooked brāhmaṇa, I have forgotten my cane here.
  
   rādhikā: (apavarya. sa-bhayam) sahi parittahi parittahi. esa kala-rattiva daruna vuddhi maṁ ditthavadi. (iti lalitā-vṛndābhyaṁ niṣkrāntā).
  
   apavarya-concealed; sa-with; bhayam-fear; sahi-O friend; paritthahi-protect; praittahi-please protect; esa-this; kala-ratti-the time of cosmic destruction; iva-like; daruna-fierce; vuddhi-old lady; mam-Me; ditthavadi-sees; iti-thus; lalitā-with Lalitā; vṛndābhyam-and Vṛndā; niṣkrānta-She exits.
  
  Rādhikā: (whispers with fear) Sakhi, please protect Me, protect Me! This fierce old lady looks at Me as if she is the dark night at the time of the destruction of the universe! (Accompanied by Lalitā and Vṛndā, Rādhā exits).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (apavarya)
  mama saṅgamamrta-rasaṁ
   na jighrkṣati na ca jihasati prakatam
  jatila-vyagri-cakita
   trsita rādhā-kurangiyam
  
   apavarya-aside; mama-My; saṅgama-association; amrta-rasam-nectar; na-not; jighrkṣati-desires to drink; na-not; ca-also; jihasati-desires to abandon; prakatam-clearly; jatila-of Jaṭilā; vyaghri-by the tigress; cakita-frightened; trsita-thirsty; rādhā-of Rādhā; kurangi-doe; iyam-she.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (aside) Not wishing to drink the nectar of My company, but also unwilling to leave Me, the thirsty doe Rādhā has been frightened by the tigress Jaṭilā!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho sarama-langula-kutile gheppa appano juttim.
  
   bho-O; sarama-dog's; langula-tail; kutile-crooked; gheppa-take; appano-your; juttim-cane.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Bho! O crooked dog's tail, take your cane!
  
   jatila: (yastim adaya) are su-ala, kisa tumaṁ bahudi-avesena sada vidambesi.
  
   yastim-the stick; adaya-taking; are-O; su-ala-Subala; kisa-why?; tumam-you; bahudi-of a girl; avesena-in the disguise; sada-always; vidambesi-mock.
  
  Jaṭilā: (taking the cane) O Subala, why do you repeatedly make fun of me by dressing up like a girl?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svagatam) distya subalataya jñātam abhut. (prakasam. sa-narma-smitam) jatile gurubhyaḥ sapamano 'smi. rādhikāiva sadhayati. na khalv asau subalaḥ.
  
   svagatam-aside; distya-by good fortune; subalataya-as Subala; jñātam-understood; abhut-has been; prakasam-openly; sa-with; narma-playfulness; smitam-a smile; jatile-O Jaṭilā; gurubhyaḥ-to My superiors; sapamanaḥ-vowing; asmi-I am; rādhikā-Rādhikā; eva-certainly; sadhayati-goes; na-not; khalu-indeed; asau-this; subalaḥ-is Subala.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (to Himself) By luck, she thinks Rādhā is Subala in disguise. (Openly, with a playful smile) O Jaṭilā! I swear by all My superiors, this is Rādhikā, not Subala!
  
   jatila: re dhutta-vi-akkhana haṁ savvaṁ parikkhiduṁ khamamhi. ta alaṁ ettha thaggattanena. (iti niṣkrāntā).
  
   re-O; dhutta-fool; vi-akkhana-intelligent; ham-I; savvam-everything; parikkhidum-to test; khamamhi-am able; ta-therefore; alam-enough; ettha-here; thaggattanena-of roguery; iti-thus; niṣkrānta-exits.
  
  Jaṭilā: O cheater! I can see everything, since I am very intelligent. Stop trying to deceive me! (She exits).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe samagaccha. gokulam eva praviśamaḥ. (iti niṣkrāntau)
   (iti niṣkrāntaḥ sarve).
  
   sakhe-O friend; samagaccha-come; gokulam-Gokula; eva-certainly; praviśamaḥ-let us enter; iti-thus; niṣkrāntau-they both exit; iti-thus; niṣkrāntaḥ-exit; sarve-everyone.
  
   Kṛṣṇa: Friend, come. Let us go to Gokula.
  
   (They both exit).
  
   (Everyone exits).
  
  
  End of Act Five
  
  
   
  Act Six: Śarad-vihāra: Autumn Pastimes
  
  
   (tataḥ praviśati jaṭilā).
  
   jaṭilā: sudaṁ ma-e- ajja pi-a-padena kid uttari-a vahu ghare cittha-i. ta gadu-a jahatthaṁ niddhari-assam. (parikramya paśyanti). kadhaṁ esa visaha ghummi-a ghummi-a alinde pada-i. ta sadda-issam. (ity upasṛtya) visahe jado ekka-paharo tahabi ghummasi.
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; jaṭilā-Jaṭilā; gudam-heard; ma-e-by me; ajja-today; pi-a-yellow; padena-with the cloth; kid uttari-a-wearing the upper garment; vahu-my daughter-in-law Rādhā; ghare-in the house; cittha-i-is; ta-therefore; gadu-a-having gone; jahattham-the truth; niddhari-assam-I shall determine; parikramya-walking; paśyanti-looking; kadham-why?; esa-she; visaha-Viśākhā; ghummi-a-wandering; ghummi-a-and wandering; alinde-on the porch; pada-i-falls; ta-therefore; sadda-issam-I shall make her explain; iti-thus; upasṛtya-approaching; visahe-O Viśākhā; jado-manifested; ekka-the first; praharo-three hours; tahabi-nevertheless; gummasi-you are drowsy.
  
  Jaṭilā: (enters) I have heard that today my daughter-in-law Rādhā is wearing a yellow garment. I shall go and see if it is true. (She walks and looks) Why does Viśākhā walking back and forth on the porch with an unsteady gait? I shall ask her about it. (Approaching) O Viśākhā, although it is only the beginning of the morning, you are so sleepy.
  
   (praviśya)
   viśākhā: (svāgatam) sampadaṁ rasa-mahusava-gabbhasu savvarisu kudo nidda-gandhobi amhanam. ta juttaṁ jevva ghummanam. (iti hathad dṛśau vikasya. prakāśam). ajje ajja bha-avadi-e nidesena de-ada-adane amhe dinna-ja-aramha.
  
   praviśya-entering; svāgatam-aside; sampadam-now; rasa-of the rasa dance; mahusava-the great festival; gabbhasu-in; savvarisu-in the nights; kudo-where?; nidda-of sleep; gandho-the scent; amhanam-of us; ta-therefore; juttam-appropriate; jevva-certainly; dṛśau-eyes; vīkṣasya-opening wide; prakāśam-openly; ajje-O noble lady; ajja-today; bha-avadi-e-of the noble Paurṇamāsī; nidesena-by the order; de-ada-adane-in the temple; amhe-we; dinnaja-aramha-have stayed awake all night.
  
  (Viśākhā enters).
  
  Viśākhā: (to herself) We have spend the entire night in the great festival of the rasa dance. Where have we been able to find even the slightest fragrance of sleep? It is quite appropriate that we stagger about like this. (She forced her eyes open and says openly) O noble lady, by the order of Paurṇamāsī we have stayed awake all night in the temple.
  
   jaṭilā: (svāgatam) aho jevva padose vahu-e sejja suna asi. (prakāśam) visahe a-arehi vahu-am.
  
   svāgatam-aside; aho-ah! jevva-certainly; padose-at night; vahu-e-of my daughter-in-law; sejja-the bed; suna-empty; asi-was; prakāśam-opening; visahe-O Viśākhā; a-arehi-please call; vahu-am-my daughter-in-law.
  
  Jaṭilā: (aside) Ah, that's why Rādhikā's bed was empty last night. (Openly) Viśākhā, please call my daughter-in-law.
  
   viśākhā: hala rahe ido ido.
  
   hala-sakhi; rahe-Rādhā; ido-here; ido-here.
  
  Viśākhā: Sakhi Rādhā, come here! Come here!
  
   (praviśya)
   rādhā: (caksusu vimrjya. sa-jrmbham) visahe badhaṁ nidda-ulamhi. (iti dṛṣṭiṁ darodghatya sa-saṅkaṁ svāgatam) kadhaṁ idha jjevva ajja.
  
   caksusi-eyes; vimrjya-wiping; sa-with; jrmbham-a yawn; visahe-O Viśākhā; badham-certainly; nidda-by sleep; a-ulamhi-I am agitated; iti-thus; dṛṣṭim-eyes; dara-a little; udghatya-opening; sa-with; saṅkam-fear; svagtam-aside; kadham-hwo is it?; idaḥ-here; jjevva-certainly; ajja-the noble lady.
  
  (Rādhā enters).
  
  Rādhā: (wiping Her eyes and yawning) O Viśākhā, I am so sleepy. (Opening Her eyes a little, She becomes frightened, and says to Herself) Why has noble Jaṭilā come here?
  
   jaṭilā: (rādhāṁ nirvarṇya. svāgatam) haddhi haddhi. saccaṁ jjevva edaṁ pi-ambaram.
  
   rādhām-at Rādhā; nirvarṇya-looking; svāgatam-aside; haddhi-alas!; haddhi-alas!; saccam-in truth; jjevva-indeed; edam-this; pi-a-yellow; ambaram-garment.
  
  Jaṭilā: (gazing at Rādhā, she says to herself) Ah! It is true! It is really a yellow garment!
  
   rādhikā: (janantikam) hala sudaṁ ma-e sarangi-muhado jaṁ nisidhe buddhi-a-e tassiṁ vilasa-puline gadaṁ asi. ta nunaṁ mhe tattha ditthamhi.
  
   jana-antikam-aside to Viśākhā; hala-sakhi; sudam-heard; ma-e-by Me; sarangi-of Sāraṅgī; muhado-from the mouth; jam-that; nisidhe-in the middle of the night; buddhi-a-e-by an elderly lady; tassim-in this; vilasa-of pastimes; puline-shore; gadam-gone; asi-had; ta-therefore; nunam-is it not so?; mhe-we; tattha-there; ditthamhi-were seen.
  
  Rādhikā: (whispers to Viśākhā) Sakhi, from the mouth of Sāraṅgī I heard that the old lady went in the middle of the night to the river's shore where we were enjoying pastimes. She must have seen us there.
  
   viśākhā: na hu na hu. jaṁ kadhidaṁ vunda-e- tumaṁ dhettuna tirohide kanhe tatha amhesu dosu sahisu sa-saṅkaṁ tuha uddesassa gadasu esa buddhi uvatthida.
  
   na-not; hu-indeed; na-not; hu-indeed; jam-because; kadhidam-spoken; vunda-e-by Vṛndā; tumam-You; dhettuna-taking; tirohide-disappear from that place; kanhe-by Kṛṣṇa; amhesu-we; dosu-two; sahisu-sakhis; sa-saṅkaṁ-with fear; tuha-You; uddesassa-direction; gadasu-went; esa-she; buddhi-old woman; uvatthida-appeared.
  
  Viśākhā: No, no! Vṛndā said that old Jaṭilā came when You and Kṛṣṇa disappeared from that place, and we, full of anxiety, went to look for you.
  
   rādhikā: tado kisa i-aṁ koha-bha-aṅkari-e maṁ pekkhanti citthadi.
  
   tado-then; kisa-why?; i-am-she; koha-with anger; bha-aṅkari-e-fearful; mam-at Me; pekkhanti-staring; citthadi-remains.
  
  Rādhikā: Then why does she look at Me with such great anger?
  
   jaṭilā: (sersyam) miccha-jappini visahe kiṁ nama andhasi tumam.
  
   sa-with; irsyam-anger; niccha-of lies; jappini-O speaker; visahe-O Viśākhā; kim-whether; nama-indeed; andha-blind; asi-have become; tumam-you.
  
  Jaṭilā: (angrily) O lier Viśākhā, have you become blind?
  
   viśākhā: (rādhāṁ vilokya. sa-khedam, janantikam) a-i vilasa-vimhale kiṁ kkhu idam.
  
   rādhām-at Rādhā; vilokya-glances; sa-with; khedam-unhappiness; jana-antikam-aside to Rādhā; a-i-O; vilasa-by pastimes; vimhale-agitated; kim-whether?; kkhu-indeed; idam-this.
  
  Viśākhā: (glances at Rādhā, and despondent, she whispers to Her) O girl agitated by amorous pastimes, what clothes are You wearing?
  
   rādhikā: (svaṁ vakso nirīkṣya sa-sambhramam) hala tumaṁ jevva saranam.
  
   svam-own; vakṣaḥ-chest; nirīkṣya-glancing; sa-with; sambhramam-agitation; hala-sakhi; tumam-you; jevva-certainly; saranam-shelter.
  
  Rādhikā: (glances at Her own chest and speaks with agitation) Sakhi, you are My only shelter now!
  
   viśākhā: (jaṭilām avekṣya. sanskṛtena)
  muda kṣipatiḥ parvottarala-hrdayabhir yuvatibhiḥ
   payah-puraiḥ piti-kṛtam ati-haridra-drava-mayaiḥ
  dukulaṁ dor-mulopari paridadhanaṁ priya-sakhiṁ
   kathaṁ rādhām arye kutilita-drg-antaṁ kalayasi
  
   jaṭilām-at Jaṭilā; avekṣya-looking; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; muda-with happiness; kṣiptaiḥ-thrown; parva-by the jubilant festival; uttarala-agitated; hrdayabhiḥ-whose hearts; yuvatibhiḥ-by the young girls; payaḥ-of water; puraiḥ-with floods; piti-yellow; kṛtam-made; ati-haridra-drava-mayaiḥ-with turmeric; dukulam-garment; doh-mula-upari-on the shoulders; paridadhanam-placing; priya-dear; sakhim-friend; katham-why?; rādhām-at Rādhā; arye-O noble lady; kutilita-crooked; drk-of the eyes; antam-from the corner; kalayasi-you stare.
  
  Viśākhā: (looking at Jaṭilā) O noble lady, why do you stare at my dear sakhi Rādhā with suspicion? With jubilant hearts the young gopīs playfully threw water mixed with turmeric on each other, and this water has given a yellow color to the cloth on Rādhā's shoulders!
  
   jaṭilā: (sa-visrambham) visahe tu-e jjevva cancala-e mama putta-gharaṁ vinasidaṁ jaṁ jovvanandhanaṁ go-inaṁ majjhe vahudi-a nijja-i.
  
   sa-with; visrambham-faith; visahe-O Viśākhā; tu-e-by you; jjevva-certainly; cancala-e-reckless; mama-my; putta-of the son; ghanam-the home; vinasidam-destroyed; jam-because; jovvana-by youthfulness; andhanam-blinded; go-inam-of gopis; majjhe-in the midst; vahudi-a-my daughter-in-law; nijja-i-was brought.
  
  Jaṭilā: (believing the story) Viśākhā, because you are so restless you brought my daughter-in-law among these gopīs, blinded by their youthfulness! In this way you almost destroyed my son's home!
  
   viśākhā: ajje kiṁ ti maṁ uvalahesi. naṁ uvasannaṁ diva-mali-a-pabba-lacchiṁ uvalahedi ja-e savvaṁ a-bala-vuddhaṁ go-ulaṁ jjevva ummadidam.
  
   ajje-O noble lady; kim-why?; ti-thus; mam-me; uvalahesi-do you rebuke; mam-this; uvasanam-approached; diva-mali-a-Diwali; pabba-festival; lacchim-the glory; uvalahehi-you may criticize; ja-e-by which; savvam-all; a-from; bala-children; vuddham-to elders; go-ulam-Gokula; jjevva-certainly; unmadidam-is maddened.
  
  Viśākhā: O noble lady, why do you criticize me? This is all because of the approaching beautiful Diwali festival, which maddens all of Gokula from the small children to the elderly!
  
   jaṭilā: vatse saccaṁ kahesi. ajja rattimi diththaṁ ma-e savva-o go-ula-kisori-o tattha puline ummatti-bhavi-a kiṁ pi kiṁ citthandi.
  
   vatse-O child; saccam-the truth; kahesi-you speak; ajja-now; rattini-at night; diththam-was seen; ma-e-by me; savva-o-all; go-ula-of Gokula; kisori-the young girls; tatttha-there; puline-on the river bank; ummatti-maddened; kim pi-something; kim pi-something; citthandi-do.
  
  Jaṭilā: Child, you speak the truth. Last night I saw all the young girls of Gokula madly doing something like that on the river bank.
  
   (viśākhā sa-drg-bhaṅgaṁ rādhikām īkṣate).
  
   viśākhā-Viśākhā; sa-with; drk-of the eye; bhaṅgam-a crooked gesture; rādhikām-at Rādhikā; īkṣate-looks.
  
  (With a crooked eye Viśākhā glances at Rādhikā).
  
   jaṭilā: (sa-dainyam) a-i visahe pasida pasida. esa anguli-siharaṁ muhe nikkhivi-a abbhatthemi. ta ma-i ekkaṁ anuggahaṁ karehi.
  
   sa-with; dainyam-humbleness; a-i-O; visahe-Viśākhā; pasida-be merciful; pasida-be merciful; esa-this; anguli-of the finger; siharam-the tip; muhe-in the mouth; nikkhivi-a-placing; abbhatthemi-I beg; ta-therefore; ma-i-to me; ekkam-one thing; anuggaham-mercy; karehi-please do.
  
  Jaṭilā: (humbly) O Viśākhā, forgive me. Forgive me. I place the tip of my finger in my mouth and beg you. Please be merciful to me.
  
   viśākhā: (saprasrayam) ajje kiṁ ti evvaṁ bhanasi. nikamaṁ anavehi.
  
   sa-with; prasrayam-affection; ajje-O noble lady; kim-why?; ti-thus; evam-in this way; bhanasi-do you speak; nikamam-as you wish; anavehi-you may order me.
  
  Viśākhā: (affectionately) O noble lady, why do you speak in this way? I am your servant. You may order me as you wish.
  
   jaṭilā: vacche tumaṁ visuddhasi. ta kanha-hatthado rakkhehi vahudi-am.
  
   vacche-O child; tumam-you; visuddha-pure; asi-are; ta-therefore; kanha-of Kṛṣṇa; hatthado-from the hands; rakkhehi-please protect; vahudi-am-my daughter-in-law.
  
  Jaṭilā: Child, your heart is so pure! Please protect my daughter-in-law from the hands of this Kṛṣṇa.
  
   viśākhā: ajje niccinta hohi lalida kkhu ettha dakkha vi-akkhana a.
  
   ajje-O noble lady; niccinta-free from anxiety; hohi-become; jam-because; lalida-Lalitā; kkhu-indeed; ettha-in this matter; dakkha-expert; vi-akkhana-intelligent; a-and.
  
  Viśākhā: O noble lady, be free from all worries. Lalitā is very intelligent and expert in these affairs.
  
   jaṭilā: kahiṁ gada lalida.
  
   kahim-where?; gada-gone; lalida-is Lalitā.
  
  Jaṭilā: Where is Lalitā now?
  
   viśākhā: pekkha. pa-uma-e samaṁ ido jevva esa a-acchadi.
  
   pekkha-look!; pa-uma-e-Padmā; samam-with; ido-from there; jevva-certainly; esa-she; a-acchadi-comes.
  
  Viśākhā: Look! She is coming here with Padmā.
  
   (praviśya padmaya saha).
  
   praviśya-entering; padmaya-Padmā; saha-with.
  
  (Accompanied by Padmā, Lalitā enters).
  
   lalitā: sahi pa-ume kudo a-acchasi.
  
   sahi-O friend; pa-ume-Padmā; kudo-from where?; a-acchasi-have you come.
  
  Lalitā: Sakhi Padmā, from where have you come?
  
   padma: hala kanhassa sa-asado.
  
   hala-sakhi; kanhassa-of Kṛṣṇa; sa-asado-from the presence.
  
  Padmā: I have come from Kṛṣṇa.
  
   lalitā: kahiṁ kanho.
  
   kahim-where?; kanho-is Kṛṣṇa.
  
  Lalitā: Where is Kṛṣṇa now?
  
   padma: malati-vati-a-perante.
  
   malati-of mālatī (jasmin) flowers; vati-a-of the garden; perante-on the boundary.
  
  Padmā: He is at the boundary of the garden of mālatī flowers.
  
   lalitā: kiṁ kunadi.
  
   kim-what?; kunadi-is He doing.
  
  Lalitā: What is He doing?
  
   padma: mahumaṅgala-dudi-o viharadi.
  
   mahumaṅgala-with Madhumaṅgala; dudi-o-as a second; viharadi-enjoys pastimes.
  
  Padmā: He is playing with Madhumaṅgala.
  
   lalitā: (sa-parihasa-smitam) hala kiṁ nama sampuridahitthasi).
  
   sa-with; parihasa-a joking; smitam-smile; hala-ah!; kim-whether?; nama-indeed; sampurida-fulfilled; ahittha-desires; asi-you are.
  
  Lalitā: (with a joking smile) Sakhi, has He fulfilled all your desires?
  
   padma: (vihasya) ma annadha sambhavehi. ma-e maladi-seharo ekko ganthi-a tassa uvahari-kido. (smrtim abhiniya) hala kadhidaṁ me kanhena pa-ume tumaṁ jadha santadaṁ malaṁ samappesi evvaṁ lalida vi me vicitta-da-u-lacchim. ta esa leha-patti-a tu-e tissa hatthe de-a tti. (iti patrikam arpayati).
  
   vihasya-laughing; ma-don't; annadha-otherwise; sambhavehi-think; ma-e-by me; maladi-of malati flowers; seharo-a crown; ekko-one; ganthi-a-stringing; tassa-of Him; uvahari-kido-offered; smrtim-remembering; abhiniya-representing dramatically; hala-indeed; kadhidam-said; me-to me; kanhena-by Kṛṣṇa; pa-ume-O Padmā; tumam-you; jadha-as; santadam-always; malam-garlands; samappesi-offer; evvam-in the same way; lalida-Lalitā; vi-indeed; me-to Me; vicitta-various; da-u-of mineral pigments; lacchim-wonderful; ta-therefore; esa-this; me-from Me; leha-patti-a-letter; tu-e-by you; t/issa-of her; hatthe-in the hand; de-a-should be given; tti-thus; patrikam-the letter; arpayati-gives.
  
  Padmā: (laughing) Don't think otherwise. I made a crown of flowers and gave it to Kṛṣṇa. (Remembering) Kṛṣṇa said to me, "Padmā, you always give Me flower garlands. In the same way Lalitā always gives Me various beautiful mineral pigments. Please place this letter in her hand". (Padmā gives her the letter).
  
   lalitā: (grhitvā svāgatam) kada vi kanhassa ma-e da-u-ra-o na samappidotthi. ta ettha avarena kenavi rahassena hodavvam.
  
   grhitvā-taking; svāgatam-aside; kada vi-ever; kanhassa-of Kṛṣṇa; ma-e-by me; da-u-of minerals; ra-o-colors; na-not; samappidotthi-was given; ta-therefore; ettha-here; avarena-with some other; kenavi-with some; rahassena-secret meaning; hodavvam-must be.
  
  Lalitā: (Taking the letter, she says to herself) I have never given mineral pigments to Kṛṣṇa. There must be some other, some secret meaning in these words.
  
   (iti prakāśaṁ patrikaṁ vacayati)
  tvayā mukta-giriḥ pāṇau
   mamātuccha-pada-sthitiḥ
  nidhīyatām adhīrākṣi
   rāgi-dhātu-paricchadaḥ
  
   iti-thus; prakāśam-out loud; patrikam-the letter; vacayati-reads; tvaya-by you; mukta-taken from; giriḥ-the mountain; panau-in the hand; mama-of Me; atuccha-pada-sthitiḥ-from the peak; nidhiyatam-should be placed; adhira-restless; akṣi-whose eyes; ragi-pigments; dhatu-mineral; paricchadaḥ-goods.
  
  (She reads the letter aloud). "O restless eyed girl, please bring Me mineral pigments from the peak of the mountain."
  
  Hidden meaning: "O girl with restless eyes, free the words "rāgi-dhātu-paricchadaḥ" (mineral pigments) from the syllables "gi", "ri", and also from the syllables "tu", "ccha", "pa" and "da"."
  
   (iti kṣaṇaṁ vimrsya svāgatam) rādhā mama panau nidhiyatam. evva sankedena imina anattam. (prakāśam) sahi tatha karissaṁ ta aggado rahi-aṁ apucchi-a sahehi.
  
   iti-thus; kṣaṇam-for a moment; vimrsya-reflection; svāgatam-aside; rādhā-Rādhā; mama-My; panau-in the hand; nidhiyatam-should be placed; evvam-in this way; sankedena-by a meeting; imina-by this; anattam-is ordered; prakāśam-openly; sahi-O friend; tatha-in that way; karissam-I shall act; ta-therefore; aggado-in the presence; rahi-am-Rādhikā; apucchi-a-enquiring; sahehi-make.
  
  (Reflecting for a moment, she says to herself) These words actually mean "Please place Rādhā in My hand". This is a request for a meeting with Her. (Openly) Sakhi, I shall certainly do that. Now you please go and greet Rādhikā.
  
   padma: (rādhikāṁ upetya sa-narma-smitam) hala rahe ditthi-a nivvivadaṁ jadam. jadha go-ulinda-nandanena amhanaṁ amsu-a-iṁ avaharida-iṁ tadha amhehiṁ pi tassa idaṁ pidamsu-am.
  
   rādhikām-Rādhikā; upetya-approaching; sa-with; narma-a playful; smitam-smile; hala-sakhi; rahe-Rādhā; ditthi-a-by good fortune; nivvivadam-undisputed; jadam-manifested; jadha-as; go-ula-of Gokula; inda-of the king; nandanena-by the son; amhanam-of us; amsu-a-im-garments; avaharida-im-stolen; tadha-then; amhehim-by us; pi-even; tassa-of Him; idam-this; pida-yellow; amsu-am-garment.
  
  Padmā: (approaches Rādhā, and says with a playful smile) Sakhi Rādhā, by good fortune there is no rivalry or dispute between us. Formerly Kṛṣṇa, the prince of Gokula, stole our garments, but now You Yourself have stolen His yellow clothes.
  
   lalitā: (smitvā) a-i nillajji kuṅkuma-paṅka-pinjaridaṁ pi-a-sahi-e uttari-aṁ pekkhi-a kiṁ ti anatthaṁ asaṅkasi.
  
   smitvā-smiling; a-i-O; nillajji-shameless girl; kuṅkuma-kuṅkuma; paṅka-mixed with water; panjaridam-made yellow; pi-a-dear; sahi-e-of the friend; uttari-am-the upper garment; pekkhi-a-seeing; kim-why?; ti-thus; anattham-something improper; asaṅkasi-you suspect.
  
  Lalitā: (smiling) O shameless girl, my sakhi's upper cloth has become yellow because of kuṅkuma. Why do you suspect Her of doing something improper?
  
   padma: (sa-smitam) hala rahe anujanihi mam. turi-aṁ sahitthaliṁ gadu-a kanhassa lilaṁ ga-antiṁ pi-a-sahiṁ canda-aliṁ suhava-issam.
  
   sa-with; smitam-a smile; hala-sakhi; rahe-Rādhā; anujanihi-please give permission to depart; mam-to me; turi-am-quickly; sahitthalim-to Sakhīsthali village; gadu-a-having gone; kanhassa-of Kṛṣṇa; lima-the pastimes; ga-antim-glorifying; pi-a-dear; sahim-friend; canda-alim-Candrāvalī; suhava-issam-I shall please.
  
  Padmā: (with smile) O Rādhā, please permit me to go. I shall quickly go to Sakhīsthali village and satisfy my dear sakhi Candrāvalī, who sings the glories of Kṛṣṇa.
  
   viśākhā: (vihasya) pa-ume dhanna-o tumhe. jahiṁ adamsane vi kanhassa vilasa-gidihiṁ ni-a-sahi canda-ali suhavi-adi.
  
  Viśākhā: (laughing) Padmā, you are so fortunate! Your dear sakhi Candrāvalī can remain happy simply by singing about Kṛṣṇa, even without the opportunity to see Him.
  
   padma: visahe tumhehiṁ kisa tatha na kijja-i.
  
   visahe-O Viśākhā; tumhehim-by you; kisa-why?; tatha-in that way; na-not; kijja-i-is done.
  
  Padmā: Viśākhā, why do you not also act in that way?
  
   viśākhā: a-i kudo amhanaṁ idi sambhavve-am.
  
   a-i-O; kudo-how?; amhanam-for us; iti-in this way; sambhavve-am-is possible.
  
  Viśākhā: Ah, how will we become able to act like that?
  
   padma: hala kadhaṁ natthi.
  
   hala-sakhi; kadham-why?; natthi-not.
  
  Padmā: Sakhi, why not?
  
   viśākhā: muddhe kanhassa nama-mette patthude sahi rahi-a vikkhubbhadi.
  
   muddhe-O silly girl; kanhassa-of Kṛṣṇa; nama-by the name; matte-only; patthude-spoken; sahi-friend; rahia-Rādhikā; vikkhubbhadi-becomes agitated.
  
  Viśākhā: O silly girl, my sakhi Rādhikā becomes agitated simply by hearing the sound of the name "Kṛṣṇa"!
  
   padma (svāgatam) sapakkhe pemukkariso ima-e vikkhavido. hodu. (prakāśam) visahe tumhe jjevva sutthu suhini-o. amhanaṁ kkhu kavi dukkha-dasa anuvattadi.
  
   svāgatam-aside; sapakkhe-among Her own group; pem-of love; ukkariso-the excellence; ima-e-by her; vikkhavido-is proclaimed; hodu-so be it; prakāśam-openly; visahe-O Viśākhā; tumhe-you all; jjevva-certainly; sutthu-genuinely; suhini-o-are happy; amhanam-of us; kkhu-indeed; kavi-something; dukkha-of unhappiness; dasa-the condition; anuvattadi-is.
  
  Padmā: (aside) She praises the highest love for Kṛṣṇa of her group members. So be it. (Openly) Viśākhā, all of you are really happy. But we are suffering.
  
   lalitā: pa-ume kkhu tumhanaṁ kiṁ pi dukkhaṁ sambhavi-adi.
  
   pa-ume-O Padmā; na-not; kkhu-certainly; tumhanam-of you; kiṁ pi-something; dukkham-unhappiness; sambhavi-adi-is possible.
  
  Lalitā: Padmā, you do not suffer at all.
  
   padmā: lalide ma evvaṁ bhana. jaṁ hara-ganthana-kesa-pasahana-bimbahara-ranjana-pahudi-e canda-ali-e nevaccha-iṁ savvada kunantinaṁ amhanaṁ dukkha jalassa anto natthi.
  
   lalide-O Lalitā; ma-don't; evvam-in this way; bhana-speak; jam-because; hara-of garland; ganthana-stringing; kesa-of hair; pasahana-arranging; bimba-bimba fruit; ahara-of lips; ranjana-anointing with red cosmetic; pahudi-e-beginning with; canda-ali-e-of Candrāvalī; navaccha-im-in the dressing room; savvada-always; kunantinam-doing; amhanam-of us; dukkha-of suffering; jalassa-of the network; anto-an end; natthi-is not.
  
  Padmā: Lalitā, don't speak in this way. We are constantly engaged in stringing garlands for Candrāvalī, arranging her hair, coloring her bimba-fruit lips, and decorating her in many ways. Therefore, there is no end to our great sufferings.
  
   viśākhā: (vihasya) hala pa-ume saccaṁ tumhanaṁ bahu-iṁ dukkha-im. amhanaṁ una ekkaṁ jjevva.
  
   vihasya-laughing; hala-sakhi; pa-ume-Padmā; saccam-in truth; tumhanam-of you; bahu-im-many; dukkha-im-sufferings; amhanam-of us; una-again; ekkam-one; jjevva-certainly.
  
  Viśākhā: (laughing) O Padmā, it is true that you have many sufferings. But we have only one.
  
   padma: hala kiṁ tat.
  
   hala-sakhih!; kim-what?; tat-is that.
  
  Padmā: Oh! What is that?
  
   viśākhā: pa-ume ja kavi macca-dullaha agasatara papphuradi tattha jadahilasassa kassavi kalindi-kula-nandino samadassa gandha-kala-hindassa savvada abbhatthana-kadatthanam.
  
   pa-ume-O Padmā; ja-which; kavi-something; macca-by a human being; dullaha-difficult to attain; agasa-in the sky; tara-a star; papphuradi-shining; tattha-in that way; jada-manifested; ahilasassa-of the desire; kassavi-something; kalindi-of the Yamunā; kula-on the shore; nandino-enjoying pastimes; samadassa-intoxicated; gandha-kalahindassa-of the regal young elephant; savvada-always; abbhatthana-of yearning; kadatthanam-the torture.
  
  Viśākhā: For Kṛṣṇa, Rādhā is like an unattainable star shining in the sky, and He, like a regal young maddened elephant enjoying pastimes on the shore of the Yamunā, is always tormented by the desire to attain Her.
  
   lalitā: (smitvā) visahe annaṁ pi ekkaṁ garu-aṁ dukkhaṁ tu-e kadhaṁ visumaridam.
  
   smitvā-smiling; visahe-O Viśākhā; annam-another; pi-indeed; ekkam-one; garu-am-severe; dukkham-suffering; tu-e-by you; kadham-how is it?; visumaridam-is forgotten.
  
  Lalitā: (smiling) O Viśākhā, there is one more very severe suffering. How have you forgotten it?
  
   viśākhā: lalide kiṁ taṁ sumaravehi.
  
   lalide-O Lalitā; kim-what?; tam-that; sumaravehi-please remind.
  
  Viśākhā: Lalitā, what is it? Please remind me.
  
   lalitā: a-i rjju-e raha-e pa-a-palla-ammi java-a-ra-assa kkhane kkhane vira-anam.
  
   a-i-Oh!; rjju-e-O simple-minded girl; rahe-e-of Rādhā; pa-a-feet; palla-ammi-on the blossoms; java-a-lac; ra-assa-cosmetic; kkhane-moment; kkhane-by moment; vira-anam-application.
  
  Lalitā: O simple-minded girl, again and again we must apply lac to Rādhā's feet, which are tender like new buds.
  
   viśākhā: (sa-hasam) ali-a-sankini lalide viramehi viramehi. kanhassa uttamage da-u-ra-o jjevva rehadi na kkhu java-anam.
  
   sa-with; hasam-laughter; ali-a-sankini-O crooked lier; lalide-O Lalitā; viramehi-stop; viramehi-stop; kanhassa-of Kṛṣṇa; uttamange-on the head; da-u-mineral; ra-ao-pigment; jjevva-certainly; rehadi-is manifested; na-not; kkhu-indeed; java-anam-of lac.
  
  Viśākhā: (laughs) O crooked lier Lalitā, stop! Stop! Rādhā's feet are anointed with the mineral pigments from Kṛṣṇa's head! They are not anointed with lac!
  
   rādhikā: (sa-lajjam) hala pa-ume imanaṁ dummuhinaṁ palavaṁ ana-ani-a tunnaṁ pi-a-sahiṁ canda-aliṁ jjevva jahi.
  
   sa-with; lajjam-embarrassment; hala-sakhi; pa-ume-Padmā; imanam-of these; dummuhinam-bad-mouthed girls; palavan-the talking; ana-ani-a-without listening; tunnam-at once; pi-a-dear; sahim-friend; canda-ali-to Candrāvalī; jjevva-certainly; jahi-please go.
  
  Rādhikā: (embarrassed) O Padmā, don't listen to the words of these foul-mouthed girls. Just quickly go to your dear sakhi Candrāvalī.
  
   padma: jadha adisadi pi-a-sahi. (iti niṣkrānta).
  
   jadha-as; adisadi-orders; pi-a-dear; sahi-the friend; iti-thus; niṣkrānta-exits.
  
  Padmā: As my dear sakhi orders. (She exits).
  
   lalitā: (svāgatam) enhiṁ kanhassa annaṁ karissam. (prakāśam) hala rahe ehi. pupphaṁ avacini-a bha-avantaṁ suraṁ pu-emha.
  
   svāgatam-aside; enhim-now; kanhassa-of Kṛṣṇa; anna-the order; karissam-I shall execute; prakāśam-openly; hala-sakhi; rahe-Rādhā; ehi-come here; puppham-flowers; avacini-a-collecting; pu-ema-let us worship.
  
  Lalitā: (aside) Now I shall fulfill Kṛṣṇa's request. (Openly) Sakhi Rādhā, come. Let us gather some flowers to worship the sun-god.
  
   rādhikā: (svāgatam) ditthi-a hi-a-a-tthido jjevva me kamo ima-e uvanido jaṁ kanhassa damsanaṁ ettha sambhave. (prakāśam) jadha hi ro-adi pi-asahi-e. (iti niṣkrānta).
  
   svāgatam-aside; ditthi-a-by good fortune; hi-a-a-in the heart; tthido-situated; jjevva-certainly; me-My; kamo-desire; ima-e-by her; uvanido-is fulfilled; jam-because; kanhassa-of Kṛṣṇa; damsanam-the sight; ettha-here; sambhave-may be; prakāśam-openly; jadha-as; hi-indeed; ro-adi-it pleases; pi-a-My dear; sahi-e-friend; iti-thus; niṣkrānta-exits.
  
  Rādhikā: (to Herself) Now, by good fortune, she may fulfill My heart"s desire, since it may be possible to see Kṛṣṇa there. (Openly) As it pleases My dear sakhi. (They exit).
  
   (tataḥ praviśati madhuna galenopasyamanaḥ kṛṣṇah).
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; madhumaṅgalena-by Madhumaṅgala; upasyamanaḥ-followed; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa.
  
  (Accompanied by Madhumaṅgala, Kṛṣṇa enters).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ:
  nava-stavaka-vallari-catula-gandha-vandi-kṛta-
   bhramad-bhramara-jhankṛti-plutam udagra-gunjarbudam
  sarat-krsa-kalindaja-pulina-vṛndā-samvardhitaṁ
   parisphurati candraka-sthagitam adya vṛndāvanam
  
   nava-of fresh; stavaka-clusters of flowers; vallari-creepers; catula-moving; gandha-fragrance; vandi-kṛta-become prisoner; bhramat-wandering; bhramara-of the bumble-bees; jhankṛti-the buzzing sounds; plutam-inundated; udagra-large; gunja-of the gunja berries; arbudam-hundreds of millions; sarat-in autumn; krsa-thin; kalindaja-of the Yamunā river; pulina-of shores; vṛndā-the group; samvardhitam-increased; parisphurati-is shining; candraka-peacock feathers; sthagitam-covered; adya-now; vṛndāvanam-Vṛndāvana.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Now that autumn has come, the Yamunā river has become thin, and the river banks have increased. Vṛndāvana forest shines with a multitude of peacock feathers and millions of large gunja berries, and is filled with the sounds of buzzing bumble-bees, who, like poets, fly around creepers full of newly grown fragrant flowers.
  
   (punar nibhalya. sanandam).
  saradi mukharitasas tara nadavalibhir
   valad-avicala-netraḥ paśya vṛndāvane 'dya
  vidadhati rana-raṅgaṁ vasita-saṅga-hetoḥ
   sa-rabhasa-guru-srngaiḥ saṅgave pungavendraḥ
  
   punaḥ-again; nibhalya-looking; sa-with; anandam-bliss; saradi-in autumn; mukharita-filled with sound; asaḥ-the directions; tara-loud; nada-of sounds; avalibhiḥ-with multitudes; valat-moving; avicala-steady; netraḥ-whose eyes; paśya-look!; vṛndāvane-in Vṛndāvana; adya-now; vidadhati-places; rana-raṅgam-the battle; vasita-with a cow; saṅga-of union; hetoḥ-for the purpose; sa-rabhasa-powerful; guru-large; srngaiḥ-with horns; saṅgave-collected together; pungava-indraḥ-the best of bulls.
  
  (Looking again, blissfully) In the autumn forest of Vṛndāvana, all directions are filled with loud sounds. Look! For the sake of a cow in heat, the best of the bulls have gathered together and passionately fighting each other using their big horns!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sarvato vilokya)
   tuha saṅgamena nunaṁ mu-unda vunda-da-i ghana-cchaya u-a dambhena kuranta-a-bharassa pidambaraṁ dhara-i
  
   sarvataḥ-in all directions; vilokya-looking; tuha-with You; saṅgamena-by contact; nunam-certainly; mu-unda-O Kṛṣṇa; vundada-i-Vṛndāvana; ghana-dark; chaya-shady or glittering; u-a-indeed; dambhena-by a trick; kuranta-a-of kurantaka flowers; bharassa-of the abundance; pida-yellow; ambaram-garments; dhara-i-wears.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (looking in all directions) O Mukunda, this Vṛndāvana forest has become brilliantly dark because of associating with You. On the pretext of bearing many kuraṇṭaka flowers, the forest is now dressed in yellow garments.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svāgatam) kim adya nistankita-sanketa-lekharthaya purna-manorathi-karisye 'haṁ lalitāya. hanta sarada-madhuri-sandoha-sandanitapi vṛndātavi-kakṣa khañjanakṣi-viprakarsad ananda-bindum api na me sandadhati. tad venu-sanketaṁ sancarayami. (iti tatha kurvan)
  
   svāgatam-aside; kim-whether?; adya-now; nistankita-understood; sanketa-of the rendezvous; legha-of the letter; arthaya-the meaning; purna-fulfilled; manorathi-desires; karisye-shall become; aham-I; lalitāya-by Lalitā; hanta-indeed; sarada-of autumn; madhuri-the sweetness; sandoha-by the abundance; sandanita-bound; api-although; vṛndātavi-of Vṛndāvana forest; kakṣa-the interior; khañjana-akṣi-from Rādhā, who restless eyes resemble khañjana birds; viprakarsad-because of separation; ananda-of happiness; bindum-a drop; api-even; na-not; me-to Me; sandadhati-gives; tat-therefore; venu-of the flute; sanketam-a signal; sancarayami-I shall give; iti-thus; tatha-in that way; kurvan-doing.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (to Himself) Did Lalitā understand My hint in the letter? Will she fulfill My desire? Ah! Now that I am separated from Rādhā, whose restless eyes are like playful khañjana birds, even this Vṛndāvana forest, which is now filled with the abundant sweetness of autumn, does not give Me even a drop of happiness! I shall send a message with My flute. (Kṛṣṇa plays the flute).
  
  divyo rathangi samayaḥ sakhi saṅgamasya
   jajne varangi tarasa kuru pakṣa-patam
  adhvanam ardha-nayanena vilokamanaḥ
   sokad ayaṁ sahacaras tava rauraviti
  
   divyaḥ-splendid; rathangi-O cakravākī bird; samayaḥ-the time; sakhi-O friend; saṅgamasya-of meeting; jajne-is manifested; vara-angi-O beautiful-limbed girl; tarasa-at once; kuru-please do; pakṣa-to the side; patam-going; adhvanam-the path; ardha-half; nayanena-with eyes; vilokamanaḥ-gazing; sokat-from grief; ayam-He; sahacaraḥ-the friend; tava-of You; rauraviti-continually cries.
  
  "O cakravākī bird, now the auspicious time to meet your lover has come. O beautiful girl, please quickly come to Me! Your friend is gazing at the path with half-open eyes and constantly cries in grief!"
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bho va-assa kim edaṁ apuvvaṁ vadidam.
  
   bho-O; va-assa-friend; kim-what?; edam-this; apuvvam-unprecedented; vadidam-sound.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Bho! Friend, what was that wonderful sound?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe kuraṅgī-lokanārthaṁ mamayam udyamaḥ.
  
   sakhe-O friend; kurangi-a doe; lokana-for looking; artham-for the purpose; mama-of Me; ayam-this; udyamaḥ-endeavor.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, that was My attempt to find a doe.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: saccaṁ kadhidam. kiṁ tu ekkaṁ akkharaṁ annadha ki-am.
  
   saccam-the truth; kadhidam-spoken; kim-why?; tu-however; ekkam-one; akkharam-syllable; annadha-otherwise; ki-am-is done.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: You have spoken the truth. But one syllable in Your words was incorrect.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe sadhu vaditaṁ kuraṅgī-locanārthaṁ eva.
  
   sakhe-O friend; sadhu-well; vaditam-spoken; kuraṅgī-locana-the doe-eyed; arthaṁ-for the purpose; eva-certainly.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Well said, friend. It was a message for the doe-eyed girl.
  
   (nepathye)
  pibantinaṁ vamsi-rava iha gavaṁ karna-culukaiḥ
   payah-pura durad disi disi tatha susruvur ami
  akale puspadbhis tarubhir abhitaḥ sobhitam idaṁ
   yatha vṛndāranyaṁ dadhi-maya-nadi-matrkam abhut
  
   nepathye-behind the scenes; pibantinam-drinking; vamsi-of the flute; ravam-the sound; iha-here; gavam-of the cows; karna-of the ears; culukaiḥ-with vessels; payaḥ-of milk; puraḥ-floods; durat-from a great distance; disi disi-in all directions; tatha-in that way; susruvuḥ-flowed; ami-they; akale-out of season; puspadbhiḥ-flowering; tarubhiḥ-by trees; abhitaḥ-everywhere; sobhitam-beautified; idam-this; yatha-as; vṛndā-aranyam-forest of Vṛndāvana; dadhi-of yogurt; maya-consisting; nadi-a river; matrkam-like; abhut-became.
  
  (Off-stage) As, with the pitchers of their ears, the surabhi cows drink the sound of the flute, they fill all directions with a great flood of milk. All the trees suddenly began to bloom out of season, beautifying the forest of Vṛndāvana with many flowers. The juice of these flowers has curdled the flood of milk from the surabhi cows, and now a great river of yogurt flows in Vṛndāvana forest.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe dakṣinataḥ paśya paśya.
  tuṅgas tamroru-śṛṅgaḥ sphurad-aruna-khuro ramya-piṅgekṣaṇa-śrīḥ
   kaṇṭha-vyalambi-ganto dharani-vilulitoccanda langula-dandaḥ
  so 'yaṁ kailasa-pandu-dyutir atula-kakun-mandalo naicikinaṁ
   cakre bhati priyo me parimala-tulitotphulla-padmaḥ kakudmi
  
   sakhe-O friend; dakṣināḥ-from the right; paśya-look!; paśya-look!; tuṅgaḥ-tall; tamra-brown; uru-great; śṛṅgaḥ-horns; sphurat-shining; aruna-red; khuraḥ-hooves; ramya-beautiful; pinga-reddish; īkṣaṇa-eyes; śrīḥ-beauty; kaṇṭha-on the neck; vyalambi-hanging; gantaḥ-a bell; dharani-on the earth; vilulita-rolling; uccanda-great; langula-dandaḥ-tail; sah ayam-this; kailasa-of Mount Kailāsa; pandu-white; dyutiḥ-splendor; atula-incomparable; kakut-of hump; mandalaḥ-rounded; naicikinam-of surabhi cows; cakre-in the circle; bhati-is splendidly manifest; priyaḥ-favorite; me-My; parimala-tulita-utphulla-padmaḥ-named Padmāgandha; kakudmi-bull.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, look to the right! Look! There, among the surabhi cows, is my favorite bull Padmāgandha. He is very tall and has big brown horns. His shining hooves and beautiful eyes are red, a bell hangs from his neck, his long tail touches the ground, his huge rounded hump is incomparable, and he is the same white color as Mount Kailāsa.
  
   (tataḥ praviśati sakhibhyam anugamyamana rādhā).
  
   tataḥ-then; praviśati-enters; sakhibhyam-by two friends; anugamyamana-followed; rādhā-Rādhā.
  
  (Accompanied by Lalitā and Viśākhā, Rādhā enters.)
  
   rādhā: (svāgatam) jado disado venu-saddo a-ado sa disa mohida-e ma-e na bhalida.
  
   svāgatam-aside; jado-from this; disado-direction; venu-of the flute; saddo-the sound; a-ado-has come; sa-this; disa-direction; mohida-e-mistaken; ma-e-by Me; na-not; bhalida-is possible.
  
  Rādhā: (to Herself) A flute sound came from this direction. I couldn't be mistaken.
  
   lalitā: (sotrasa-smitam) hala rahi-e kisa akande harina-kanni tumaṁ jadasi.
   sa-with; utprasa-jocular expression; hala-sakhi; rahi-e-Rādhikā; kisa-why?; akande-suddenly; harina-of a doe; kanni-with ears; tumam-you; jada asi-have become.
  
  Lalitā: (with a playful smile) Sakhi Rādhikā, why have You suddenly prick up Your ears like a doe?
  
   rādhikā: lalide kiṁ ti appano dhammaṁ parassa appesi. saccaṁ tumaṁ jjevva harini jaṁ kala-saddena harijjanti disani.
  
   lalide-O Lalitā; kim-why?; ti-thus; appano-of the self; dhammam-nature; parassa-of another; appesi-you place; saccam-in truth; tumam-you; jjevva-indeed; harini-the doe; jam-because; kala-sweet; saddena-by the sound; harijjanti-enchanted; disasi-you are seen.
  
  Rādhikā: Lalitā, why do you attribute your own qualities to others? In truth, it is you who are the doe, because it is easy to see how you are enchanted by the sweet sound of the flute!
  
   lalitā: rahe tumaṁ kkhu harini jaṁ rangini nama harini tumha sahi.
  
   rahe-O Rādhā; tumam-You; kkhu-indeed; harini-a doe; jam-because; rangini-Raṅgiṇī; nama-named; harini-the doe; tumha-of You; sahi-is the friend.
  
  Lalitā: O Rādhā! You are the doe, because the doe named Raṅgiṇī is Your sakhi!
  
   rādhikā: (svāgatam) ditthi-a esa kavi sorabha-dhara-vadi-a dodudivva maṁ a-atthadi. (iti sa-vyajaṁ puraḥ prayati).
  
   svāgatam-aside; ditthi-a-by good fortune; esa-this; kavi-something; sorabbha-of sweet fragrance; dhara-the flood; vadi-a-garden; dodudi-a messenger; ivva-like; mam-Me; a-atthadi-attracts; iti-thus; sa-with; vyajam-a trick; puraḥ-ahead; prayati-goes.
  
  Rādhikā: (aside) The flood of sweet fragrance coming from this garden attracts Me like a messenger. (On the pretext of picking flowers, She goes forward).
  
   viśākhā: (smitvā) hala rahi kisa tumaṁ bhangiva kimpi gandhaṁ sappasi.
  
   smitvā-smiling; hala-sakhi; rahi-Rādhā; kisa-why?; tumam-You; bhangi-a bee; iva-like; gandhaṁ-by fragrance; sappasi-You go.
  
  Viśākhā: (smiling) Sakhi Rādhā, why have You become like a bee, attracted by a sweet fragrance?
  
   rādhikā: visahe aggado phulla-iṁ kusuma-iṁ disanti. ta eda-iṁ ghettuna taṁ mittaṁ pu-a-issam.
  
   visahe-Viśākhā: aggado-before us; phulla-im-blossomed; kusuma-im-flowers; disanti-are visible; ta-therefore; eda-im-these; ghettuna-taking; tam-him; mittam-the sun-god; pu-a-issam-I shall worship.
  
  Rādhikā: Viśākhā, there are many blooming flowers in front of us. I shall pick some and use them in the worship of the sun-god (Mitra).
  
   lalitā: saccaṁ mittasya anura-aṁ tumaṁ taraledi. bho dava gahana-carassa jjevva na kkhu ga-ana-carassa.
  
   saccam-in truth; mittasya-an intimate friend; anura-am-love; tumam-You; taraledi-causes to tremble; bho-O; dava-in that way; gahana-in the forest; carassa-moving; jjevva-certainly; na-not; kkhu-indeed; ga-ana-in the sky; carassa-moving.
  
  Lalitā: You are actually trembling with love for Your intimate friend (mitra). This is attraction to someone who wanders in the forest, not in the sky!
  
   rādhikā: (sa-pranaya-rosam) a-i adakkhine kamala-bandhuṁ kadhemi.
  
   sa-with; pranaya-of love; rosam-the anger; a-i-O; adakkine- unexperienced one; kamala-of the lotus flowers; bandhum-the friend; kadhemi-I speak.
  
  Rādhikā: (with loving anger) O foolish girl, I speak of the friend of the lotus flowers (the sun)!
  
   lalitā: sahi kisa a-araṁ sangovesi.
  
   sahi-O friend; kisa-why?; a-aram-true intention; sangovesi-You conceal.
  
  Lalitā: Sakhi, why do You hide Your true intentions?
  
   viśākhā: lalide savatti-ba-ena isa cce-a sangovedi. na una pi-a-sahi.
  
   lalide-O Lalitā; savatti-of a rival; bha-ena-with the nature; isa- jealousy; cce-a-as if; sangovedi-concealing; na-not; una-again; pi-a-dear; sahi-friend.
  
  Viśākhā: Lalitā, it seems that She hides it out of jealous anger at Her rival. Dear sakhi, don't bother Her anymore.
  
   rādhā: (sa-bhru-bhaṅgam) a-i vame attano hi-a-tthidaṁ atthaṁ para-munde kisa padesi. ta tuvarehi. jaṁ nadi-dure jjevva so tumhanaṁ bimbahara-kandu-khandano.
  
   sa-with; bhru-of the eyebrows; bhaṅgam-knitting; a-i-O; vame-contrary girl; attano-own; hi-a-a-in the heart; tthidam-situated; attham-purpose; para-munde-very vile; kisa-why?; padesi-you reveal; ta-therefore; tuvarehi-hurry; jam-because; na-not; adi-very; dure-far away; jjevva-indeed; so-He; tumhanam-of you; bimba-bimba fruit; ahara-of the lips; kandu-of the itching; khadano-the destroyer.
  
  Rādhā: (knitting Her eyebrows) O crafty one! O vile girl! Why do you reveal your heart's desire? Hurry up! Your lover Kṛṣṇa, who relieves the itching of Your bimba-fruit lips, is not far from you!
  
   lalitā: rahe akomaraṁ amhe naṁ akkhudidaṁ kulaṅgana-vvadaṁ vundavana-lada-o jjevva janeneti. ta attano muhena kiṁ kadha-issamha.
  
   rahe-O Rādhā; akomaram-from childhood; amhanam-of us; akkhudidam-unbroken; kulaṅgana-of chastity; vvadam-the vow; vundavana-of Vṛndāvana; lada-o-the creepers; jjevva-certainly; janenti-understand; ta-therefore; attano-own; muhena-with the mouth; kim-what?; kadha-issamha-shall we say.
  
  Lalitā: O Rādhā, the creepers of Vṛndāvana forest know that since childhood my vow of chastity has never been broken. What else can I say?
  
   rādhikā: (vihasya) a-i pa-ivvade janenti janenti. tado jjevva kalle tuha bhu-a-vallino anke saṅkamidaṁ ditthaṁ ma-e ma-ara-kundala-lanchanam. tadha jjevva visana-e-tattha tuli-ovari kkhudidaṁ sihanda-kiridam.
  
   vihasya-laughing; a-i-O; pa-ivvade-chaste girl; janenti-they know; tado-then; jjevva-certainly; kalle-at dawn; tuha-of you; bhu-a-of the arm; vallino-of the creeper; anke-in the lap; saṅkamidam-transfered; dittham-seen; ma-e-by Me; ma-ara-makara; kundala-of earrings; lanchanam-the mark; tadha-then; jjevva-certainly; visaha-e-of Viśākhā; tattha-there; tulika-the bed; uvari-on; kkhudidam-fallen; sihanda-peacock feather; kiridam-crown.
  
  Rādhikā: (laughing) O chaste girl, they know, they know! At dawn I personally saw the mark of Kṛṣṇa's makara-shaped earring imprinted on the creeper of your arm. I also saw Kṛṣṇa's peacock feather crown on Viśākhā's bed.
  
   lalitā: (smitvā) para-parivadini avehi avehi.
  
   smitvā-smiling; para-supremely; parivadini-scandalous girl; avehi-go!; avehi-go!
  
  Lalitā: (smiling) O scandalous girl, go away! Go away!
  
   viśākhā: rahe kittiyaṁ jhampissasi. na kkhu candalo-e candakanta-sila appasinna hoduṁ pahuvadi.
  
   rahe-O Rādhā; kittiyam-imitation; jhampissasi-can You conceal; na-not; kkhu-indeed; candalo-e-on the moon; candakanta-a candrakanta jewel; apasinna-without perspiring; hodum-to be; pahuvadi-is able.
  
  Viśākhā: Rādhā, how long are You going to pretend? The candrakanta jewel cannot stop melting under the moonlight!
  
   rādhikā: (puro sa-camatkaram) lalide tunnaṁ anujanehi. pala-issam. (ity utkampate)
  
   puraḥ-ahead; dṛṣṭvā-looking; sa-with; camatkaram-wonder; lalide-O Lalitā; tunnam-at once; anujanehi-please excuse Me; pala-issam-I am running away; iti-thus; utkampate-She trembles.
  
  Rādhikā: (looking ahead with wonder) Lalitā, please excuse Me. I need to get out of here. (She trembles).
  
   lalitā: (sasaṅkam) rādhe kisa bha-esi.
  
   sa-with; asaṅkam-anxiety; rādhe-O Rādhā; kisa-why?; bha-esi-are You afraid.
  
  Lalitā: (with anxiety) Rādhā, what has frightened You?
  
   rādhikā: (sabhyasuyam) a-i vanke alaṁ imina ujju-attanena. nunaṁ imassa lampadassa hatthe pekkheduṁ maṁ dure anidasi.
  
   sa-with; abhyasuyam-anger; a-i-O; vanke-cruel or cunning girl; alam-enough; imina-of this; ujju-attanena-of the simpleness; nunam-certainly; imassa-of this; lampadassa-debauchee; hatthe-in the hand; pakkhedum-to place; mam-Me; dure-from far away; anidasi-you have brought.
  
  Rādhikā: (with anger) O cruel girl, enough of this pretended innocence! You have brought Me here from far away simply to place Me into the hands of this debauchee!
  
   lalitā: (nipunaṁ nibhalya svāgatam) nunaṁ durado vilo-ijjantaṁ tamalaṁ jjevva i-aṁ kanhaṁ mannedi. (prakāśam) huṁ daniṁ kadhaṁ pala-issasi. laddho ma-e osaro. (iti rādhām akarsati).
  
   nipunam-carefully; nibhalya-looking; svāgatam-aside; nunam-indeed; durado-fro far away; vilo-ijjantam-being seen; tamalam-a tamāla tree; jjevva-certainly; i-am-She; kanham-Kṛṣṇa; mannedi-considers; prakāśam-openly; hum-Oh; danim-now; kadham-why?; pala-issasi-should You run away; laddho-obtained; ma-e-for me; osaro-the opportunity; iti-thus; rādhām-Rādhā; akarsati-pulls.
  
  Lalitā: (carefully looking, she says to herself) Seeing the tamāla tree from afar, this girl thinks it is Kṛṣṇa. (Openly) Oh! Why do You want to run away? This is a good opportunity for me. (She pulls Rādhā forward).
  
   rādhikā: (sa-kataryam) sahi visahe parittahi parittahi. sarana-adamhi.
  
   sa-with; kataryam-timidity; sahi-O friend; visahe-Viśākhā; parittahi-protect; parittahi-protect; sarana-adamhi-I take shelter of you.
  
  Rādhikā: (with timidity) Sakhi Viśākhā, please protect Me! Protect Me! I have come to you for shelter!
  
   visakhe: a-i pemm-ubbhamide kadhaṁ tillokaṁ jjeva de kanha-edi. pekkha eso palāsi na kj kkhu jjevva vilasi.
  
   a-i-O; pemm-by love; ubbhamide-bewildered; kadham-how is it?; tillokam-the three worlds; jjeva-certainly; de-for You; kanha-edi-have become Kṛṣṇa; pekkha-look!; eso-this; palasi-a tree; na-not; kkhu-indeed; jjevva-certainly; vilasi-the playful Kṛṣṇa.
  
  Viśākhā: O girl bewildered by love, how did it happen that for You all three worlds have turned into Kṛṣṇa? Look! This is a tree, not Your playful lover!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: kathaṁ nedanim api pratyasanna tanv-angi. tan muralim irayami. (iti tatha kurvan).
  
   katham-why?; na-not; idanim-now; api-even; pratyasanna-arrived; tanu-angi-the slender girl; tat-therefore; muralim-the flute; irayami-I shall cause to speak; iti-thus; tatha-in that way; kurvan-doing.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Why has the slender Rādhā still not come? I shall play My flute. (Kṛṣṇa does that).
  
  ayi sudhakara-mandali mandaya
   tvam ataviṁ mrdu-pada-visarpanaiḥ
  udaya-saila-tati-nihitekṣaṇo
   nanu cakora-yuva paritapyate
  
   ayi-O; sudhakara-mandali-moon; mandaya-please decorate; tvam-You; atavim-the forest; mrdu-gentle; pada-of steps; visarpanaiḥ-spreading; udaya-saila-tati-on the eastern horizon; nihita-placed; īkṣaṇaḥ-glance; nanu-is it not so?; cakora-cakor bird; yuva-young; paritapyate-greatly distressed.
  
  "O moon, please decorate this forest by spreading your soft rays. Suffering greatly, a young cakora bird stares at the eastern horizon."
  
   viśākhā: (svayaṁ dhairyam avastabhya) hala rahe kisa tumaṁ bhamanti kalamba olambesi.
  
   svayam-own; dhairyam-peaceful composure; avastabhya-accepting; hala-sakhi; rahe-Rādhā; kisa-why?; tumam-You; bhamanti-dizziness; kalamba-on this kadambe tree; olambesi-You rest.
  
  Viśākhā: (calming down) Sakhi Rādhā, why are You in confusion trying to lean on this kadamba tree?
  
   lalitā: sahi vamsi-e varaṁ varaṁ tumaṁ vandemi. jaṁ ugghadida-rahassa tu-e rahi kida.
  
   sahi-O; vamsike-O flute; varam-again; varam-and again; tumam-to you; vandemi-I offer my respectful obeisances; jam-because; ugghadida-manifested; rahassa-secret; tu-e-by you; rahi-Rādhā; kida-is done.
  
  Lalitā: O sakhi vaṁśika, again and again I offer my obeisances to you. You have revealed the great secret hidden in Rādhā"s heart.
  
   (rādhikā sa-lajjam avahitthaṁ natayati).
  
   rādhikā-Rādhikā; sa-with; lajjam-embarrassment; avahittham-concealment; natayati-represents dramatically.
  
  (Rādhikā shyly tries to hide Her feelings).
  
   lalitā: (sanskṛtena)
  visadbhiḥ karnante tava visrmarair adya murali-
   kalair uru-sthambho gurur ajani rambhoru tarasa
  viluptabhud dṛṣṭir nayana-jala-vrsti-vyatikaraiḥ
   pranitabhir yatnat tad alam avahittha-laharibhiḥ
  
   saṅskṛtena-in Sanskrit; visadbhiḥ-entering; karṇa-of the ears; ante-the corner; tava-of You; visrmaraiḥ-flowing; adya-now; muralī-of the flute; kalaiḥ-by the sweet music; uru-of the thighs; stambhaḥ-the pillar; guruḥ-stunned; ajani-have become; rambhā-uru-O girl whose thighs are as beautiful as banana trees; tarasa-at once; vilupta-broken; abhut-has become; dṛṣṭiḥ-sight; nayana-jala-of tears; vṛṣti-of rain; vyatikaraiḥ-by the abundance; pranitabhiḥ-brought; yatnāt-with great effort; tat-therefore; alam-enough; avahittha-of concealment; laharibhiḥ-of these waves.
  
  Lalitā: O girl whose thighs are as beautiful as plantain trees, the sweet sound of the flute that is now flowing into Your ears has made the pillars of Your thighs heavy, and also blinded You with a rain of tears. Enough of these great efforts to hide the waves of Your emotions!
  
   viśākhā: lalide ko daniṁ avahittha-e osaro.
  
   lalide-O Lalitā; ko-what?; danim-now; avahittha-a-of concealment; osaro-opportunity.
  
  Viśākhā: Lalitā, how will She be able to hide Her feelings now?
  
   (sanskṛtena)
  trapābhicaraṇa-krame parama-siddhir ātharvani
   smaranala samindhane sapadi samidheni-dhvaniḥ
  tathatma-paramatmanor upanisan-mayi saṅgame
   vilasa-murali-bhava virutir adya vairayate
  
   saṅskṛtena-in Sanskrit; trapa-bashfulness; abhicarana-a charm to exorcise; parama-siddhiḥ-perfect; atharvani-a hymn from the Atharva Veda; smara-of amorous love; anala-the fire; samindhane-in igniting; sapadi-at once; samidheni-dhvaniḥ-the sacred verse for igniting the sacrificial fire; tathā-in that way; ātmā-of the individual soul; paramātmanoḥ-and of the Supersoul; upaniṣat-mayi-the mantra of the Upaniṣads; saṅgame-in union; vilasa-playful; muralī-of the flute; bhava-nature; virutiḥ-the sound; adya-now; vairayate-has become Your enemy.
  
  The sound of the playful flute has now become Your enemy. That flute music is the powerful hymn from the Atharva Veda to destroy Your shyness. It is the sacred verse to ignite the sacrificial fire of amorous love. It is the "tat tvam asi" mantra from the Upaniṣads to proclaim Your conjugal union with Kṛṣṇa.
  
   rādhikā: (sa-ksobham) sahi saccaṁ kadhesi. ahmanaṁ va-irini samvutta daruno vamsi-a. ta uvala-issam.
  
   sa-with; ksobham-agitation; sahi-O friend; saccam-the truth; kadhesi-you speak; ahmanam-of us; va-irini-the enemy; samvutta-has become; daruno-the cruel or wooden; vamsika-flute; ta-therefore; uvala-issam-I shall rebuke.
  
  Rādhikā: (agitated) Sakhi, you speak the truth. This cruel flute is now My enemy. Therefore I rebuke it.
  
   (iti sanskṛtena)
  sutis te dhanusas ca vamsa-varato vande tayor antimaṁ
   viddho yena janas tanuṁ viharayan nantas ciraṁ tamyati
  viddhānaṁ hṛdi māra-patri-visamair dhvanesubhir mas tvaya
   krūre vaṁsi na jīvanaṁ na ca mṛtir ghorāvirāsid daśa
  
   iti-thus; saṅskṛtena-in Sanskrit; sutiḥ-birth; te-of you; dhanusaḥ-of the bow; ca-and; vamsa-varataḥ- from the respected family (or from bamboo); vande-I offer my respectful obeisances; tayoḥ-of both; antimam-the end; viddaḥ-pierced; yena-by which; janaḥ-a person; tanum-the body; viharayan-giving up; na-not; antaḥ-within; ciram-for a long time; tamyati-suffers; viddhanam-of those who are pierced; hrdi-in the heart; mara-of Kāmadeva; patri-than the arrows; visamaiḥ-more terrible; dhvana-sound; isubhiḥ-by the arrows; naḥ-of us; tvaya-by you; krure-O cruel; vamsi-flute; na-not; jivanam-life; na-not; ca-and; mrtiḥ-death; ghora-horrible; avirasti-is manifested; dasa-the condition.
  
  O flute, although both you and the bow come from a respected family, still I offer My respectful obeisances to the bow and not to you. When someone is wounded by arrows from the bow, he quickly gives up his body without suffering for a long time. O cruel flute! When we are pierced by the arrows of your sound, which are even more terrible than Kāmadeva's arrows, we get into a terrible situation where we can neither continue to live nor die!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (puro vilokya sanandam)
  bhavita savidhe 'tra rādhikā
   yad iyaṁ ringati rangini puraḥ
  mrga-lanchana-lekhayeva ya
   mrga-murtir na taya viyujyate
  
   puraḥ-ahead; vilokya-looking; sa-with; anandam-bliss; bhavita-will be; savidha-near; atra-here; rādhikā-Rādhikā; yat-which; iyam-She; ringati-moves; rangini-the doe name Raṅgiṇī; puraḥ-in the presence; mrga-lanchana-of the moon; lekhaya-with the mark; iva-as if; ya-who; mrga-of the deer; murtiḥ-the form; na-not; taya-by her; viyujyate-abandoned.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (blissfully looking ahead) I see Rādhā's pet doe Raṅgiṇī frolicking in front of us! I think Rādhikā will soon appear in this place, because this doe never leaves Her company, just as the mark of the deer never leaves the moon!
  
   (punar nirupya) sakhe jnataṁ jnatam. nasau rādhikā-nyankuḥ. yad niranko nediyan induḥ. (iti vismayam abhiniya).
  
   punaḥ-again; nirupya-looking; sakhe-O friend; jnatam-it is understood; jnatam-it is understood; na-not; asau-this; rādhikā-of Rādhikā; nyankuḥ-the doe; yat-because; ayam-this; niraṅkaḥ-spotless; nediyan-approaching; induḥ-the moon; iti-thus; vismayam-wonder; abhiniya-representing dramatically.
  
  (Looking again) Friend, I understood. I understood. This is not Rādhikā's doe, because the spotless moon is approaching us! (Kṛṣṇa is struck with wonder).
  
  aṅkat parityajya puraḥ kuraṅgaṁ
   sanke sudhamsur bhuvam asasada
   (punar nibhalya)
  āṁ jñātam utphulla-vilāsa-vṛndair
   ānandi rādhā-vadanaṁ cakāsti
   (ity agre sarati).
  
   aṅkat-a mark; parityajya-abandoning; puraḥ-in the presence; kuraṅgam-the deer; sanke-I think; sudhā-aṁśuḥ-the nectar moon; bhuvam-to the world; asasada-has come; punaḥ-again; nibhalya-looking; ām-yes; jñātam-understood; utphulla-blossomed; vilasa-of pastimes; vṛndāiḥ-with hosts; ānandī-delightful; rādhā-of Rādhā; vadanam-the face; cakāsti-is glowing; iti-thus; agre-before; sarati-goes.
  
  I think the moon has left its deer mark and descended to earth. (Looks again) Ah! Now I understand! This is Rādhā's shining face, blooming with many playful emotions, and giving Me great pleasure! (Kṛṣṇa goes to Her.)
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sa-parihasam) bho va-assa ma dhava. lahu jahi. ahava tumaṁ kiṁ ti dusijjasi jaṁ dhutta-kisorihiṁ duttha-mantena ummadidosi. ta imassiṁ jogge osare tumaṁ nivari-a sinhehassa nikidaṁ karissam. (iti panim adadhati).
  
   sa-with; parihasam-joking; bho-O; va-assa-friend; ma-don't; dhava-run; lahu-slowly; jahi-go; ahava-otherwise; tumam-You; kim-whether; iti-thus; dusijjasi-You are injured; jam-because; dhutta-rascal; kisorihim-by these girls; duttha-inimical; mantrena-by the mantras; ummadidosi-You have become maddened; ta-therefore; imassim-in this; jogge-proper; osare-occasion; tumam-You; nivari-a-restraining; sinehassa-out of affection; nikidam-for Your benefit; karissam-I shall do; iti-thus; panim-hand; adadhati-takes.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (laughing) O friend, don't run like that. Walk slowly. How have You become so agitated? These young rascal girls must have made You crazy using malicious mantras! Therefore, now, out of affection for You and for Your benefit, I must stop You. (He takes Kṛṣṇa by the hand).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe sadhu cestase yad adya rādhikopasarpane kampena kṛta-vighnasya me datta-hastavalambo 'si.
   (iti parikramya)
  
   sakhe-O friend; sadhu-well-disposed; cestase-your behavior; yat-because; adya-now; rakhika-of Rādhikā; upasarpane-in the approaching; kampena-by trembling; kṛta-done; vighnasya-impediment; me-of Me; datta-given; hasta-of the hand; avalambaḥ-support; asi-you are; iti-thus; parikramya-walking.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, you are very kind to Me. I tremble as I approach Rādhikā, and it is difficult for Me to proceed. It is good that you are holding My hand. (Kṛṣṇa walks).
  
  iyam ati-tṛṣitaṁ varānurāgo-
   jjvala-sumanaḥ kamaniya-patra-lekhaḥ
  mama vāra-tanur acakarṣa cittaṁ
   madhupam aśoka-lateva puṣpitāgra
  
   iyam-She; ati-very; trsitam-thirsty; vara-excellent; anuraga-with love; ujjvala-splendid; sumanaḥ-whose mind; kamaniya-charming; patra-tablet; lekhaḥ-decorated with lines; mama-of Me; vara-beautiful; tanuḥ-whose form; acakarsa-attracted; cittam-the mind; madhupam-a bumble-bee; asoka-an aśoka; lata-creeper; iva-like; puspita-with blossoming flowers.
  
  Her mind shining with incomparable affection, and Her limbs charmingly decorated with designs drawn with various cosmetics, this girl with a beautiful body enchants My mind and makes Me very thirsty to attain Her! Rādhā attracts Me just as a blossoming aśoka creeper attracts a bumble-bee!
  
   rādhikā: (kṛṣṇam apangena vilokya. svāgatam. sanskṛtena)
  nava-manasija-līlā-bhrānta-netrānta-bhājaḥ
   sphuta-kisalaya-bhaṅgī-saṅgī-karṇāñcalasya
  milita-mṛdula-mauler mālayā mālatīnāṁ
   madayati mama medhaṁ mādhurī mādhavasya
  
   kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; apangena-from the corner of Her eye; vilokya-seeing; svāgatam-aside; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; nava-new; manasija-of Kāmadeva; lila-pastimes; bhranta-moving about; netra-of the eyes; anta-the corners; bhajaḥ-possesing; sphuta-blossomed; kisalaya-twigs; bhangi-beding; sangi-touching; karna-of the ears; ancalasya-the edge; milita-met; mrdula-gentle; mauleḥ-of the crown; malaya-by the garland; malatinam-of the crown; malaya-by the garland; malatinam-of mālatī (jasmine) flowers; madayati-maddens; mama-My; medham-intelligent; madhuri-the sweetness; madhavasya-of Kṛṣṇa.
  
   Rādhikā: (casting sidelong glance at Kṛṣṇa, She says to Herself) In the corners of His eyes plays a young Kāmadeva, a fresh blossoming twig decorates His ear, and a garland of mālatī flowers gently touches His crown. The sweetness of Mādhava is driving Me crazy!
  
   viśākhā: (vihasya sanskṛtena)
  vasi-cakre kṛṣṇas tava parimalair eva balibhir
   vilasanaṁ vṛndāṁ katham iva mudha kandalayasi
  jaye panau datte rana-patubhir agre sarbhataiḥ
   svayaṁ ko vikrantiṁ punar iha jigisuḥ pranayati
  
   vihasya-laughing; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; vasi-cakre-brought under control; kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; tava-of You; parimalaiḥ-by the fragrance; eva-certainly; balibhiḥ-powerful; vilasanam-of ecstatic emotions; vṛndām-the host; katham-why?; iva-as if; mudha-uselessly; kandalayasi-do You manifest; jaye-victorious; panau-in the hand; datte-placed; rana-in battle; patubhiḥ-expert; agre-in the presence; sarbhataiḥ-by the soldiers; svayam-personally; kaḥ-who?; vikrantim-valor; punaḥ-again; iha-here; jigisuḥ-one desiring victory; pranayati-does.
  
  Viśākhā: (laughing) The sweet fragrance of Your body now forcibly brought Kṛṣṇa completely under Your control. So why are You uselessly showing a multitude of ecstatic emotions? When the strong warrior expert in battles in the presence of his soldiers already holds victory in his hands, would he continue to fight?
  
   rādhikā: a-i dummuhi patti-amsi saṅkade maṁ srovi-a ajjavi na vissantasi. ta nikkiva-hi-a-aṁ tumaṁ ujjhi-a ahaṁ siniddha-pi-sahiṁ lalidaṁ caranaṁ pavisami. (iti tatha kṛtvā sanskṛtena).
  
   a-i-O; dummuhi-full-mouthed girl; patti-ammi-to this extent; saṅkade-distress; mam-to Me; arovi-a-putting Me; ajjavi-even now; na-not; vissantasi-stopped; ta-therefore; nikkiva-without mercy; hi-a-am-whose heart; tumam-you; ujjhi-a-abandoning; aham-I; siniddha-affectionate; pi-a-dear; sahim-friend; lalidam-Lalitā; saranam-shelter; pavisami-I shall enter; iti-thus; tatha-in that way; kṛtvā-doing; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit.
  
  Rādhikā: O foul-mouthed girl, even now you don't stop hurting Me! There is no mercy in your heart! I will leave you and take shelter of My dear sakhi Lalitā, who is very affectionate to Me. (Rādhā goes to Lalitā and says)
  
  atrayantaṁ calam api hariṁ lokayanti balisthaṁ
   tvam alambya priya-sakhi ghane nasmi kunje nilina
  
   atra-here; ayantam-coming; calam-restless; api-also; harim-Kṛṣṇa; lokayanti-seeing; balistham-very powerful; tvam-of you; alambya-taking shelter; priya-dear; sakhi-O friend; ghane-dense; na-not; asmi-I am; kunje-in the forest bower; nilina-hiding.
  
  I see the restless Hari approaching. O dear sakhi, you are very strong. I take shelter of you, and I will not hide in a dense forest bower.
  
   lalitā: (sa-narma-amitam. sanskṛtena).
  asman mugdhe hrdaya-nihitad adya pītāmbarat te
   sakto nanyaḥ kuca-paricaye mat-puro ma vyathisthaḥ
  
   sa-with; narma-a playful; smitam-smile; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; asmat-from this; mugdhe-O tender girl; hrdaya-on the chest; nihitat-placed; adya-now; pita-yellow; ambarat-than the garment; te-of You; saktaḥ-is able; na-not; anyaḥ-anyone; kuca-of the breasts; paricaye-in intimacy; mat-of me; puraḥ-in the presence; ma-don't; vyathisthaḥ-become agitated.
  
  Lalitā: (with a playful smile) O tender girl, do not fear. In my presence, only Your yellow garment will be able to touch Your breasts.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sanandam) kalyani kale labdhasi. (iti rādhām upasarpati).
  
   sa-with; anandam-bliss; kalyani-O all-auspicious one; kale-in the time; labdha-obtained; asi-You are; iti-thus; rādhām-Rādhā; upasarpati-approaches.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (blissfully) O auspicious girl, I have finally obtained You! (He approaches Rādhā).
  
   lalitā: (satopaṁ parikramya kṛṣṇaṁ varayanti) cha-illa na hu esa tumha parihasa-jogga amhanaṁ pi-a-sahi ta avehi.
  
   sa-with; atopam-arrogance; parikramya-walking; kṛṣṇam-to Kṛṣṇa; varayanti-stopping; cha-illa-O lover; na-not; hu-indeed; esa-She; tumha-of You; parihasa-for joking; jogga-the proper object; amhanam-of us; pi-a-the dear; sahi-friend; ta-therefore; avehi-go away.
  
  Lalitā: (proudly approaches Kṛṣṇa and stops Him) O amorous hero, our dear sakhi Rādhā is not the proper object of Your jokes! Go away!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-smitam) lalite nedaṁ gosthaṅganam. paśya vṛndātavi-kukṣir asau. tan neha vaḥ prabhavisnuta.
  
   sa-with; smitam-a smile; lalite-O Lalitā; na-not; idam-this; gostha-aṅganam-the cowherd village; paśya-look!; vṛndā-atavi-of Vṛndāvana forest; kuksiḥ-the middle; asau-this is; tat-therefore; na-not; iha-here; vaḥ-of you; prabhavisnuta-is the power.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling) O Lalitā, this is not a cowherd village. Look! This is the middle of the Vṛndāvana forest. You have no power here.
  
   lalitā: kanha assa-o ta-o kkhu muddhi-a-o ja-o tu-atto vi sutthu bha-enti. esamhi pasiddha lalida.
  
   kanha-O Kṛṣṇa; assa-o-among us; ta-o-they; kkhu-indeed; muddhi-a-o-foolish; ja-o-who are; tu-atto-of You; vi-indeed; sutthu-clearly; bha-enti-are afraid; esa-she; amhi-I am; pasiddha-the famous; lalida-Lalitā.
  
  Lalitā: Kṛṣṇa, other stupid girls are afraid of You, but I am the famous Lalitā!
  
   (rādhikā calapangena kṛṣṇaṁ vilokya kampaṁ natayati).
  
   rādhikā-Rādhikā; cala-restless; apangena-from the corner of Her eye; kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; vilokya-seeing; kampam-trembling; natayati-represents dramatically.
  
  (Casting a sidelong glance at Kṛṣṇa, Rādhikā begins to tremble).
  
   lalitā: rahe kisa sajjhasena kampasi jaṁ esa ji-adi lalida.
  
   rahe-O Rādhā; kisa-why?; sajjhasena-with fear; kampesi-You tremble; jam-because; esa-she; ji-adi-still here; lalida-Lalitā.
  
  Lalitā: Rādhā, why are You trembling with fear while Lalitā is here?
  
   rādhikā: lalide gahi-da-iṁ bandhuga-puppha-im. ta ehi. kalindi-tiraṁ gacchamha.
  
   lalide-O Lalitā; gahi-da-im-taken; bandhuga-bandhuka; puppha-im-flowers; ta-then; ehi-come; kalindi-of the Yamunā; tiram-to the bank; gacchamha-let us go.
  
  Rādhikā: Lalitā, let us take the bandhuka flowers and go to the bank of the Kālindī.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: kathore kathaṁ ahṛta-bandhujiva viduraṁ gantum udyuktasi. (iti panthanam avrnvan).
  
   kathore-O cruel girl; katham-why?; ahṛta-taken or stolen; bandhujiva-bandhujīva flowers; viduram-far away; gantum-to go; udyukta-engaged; asi-You are; iti-thus; panthanam-the path; avrnvan-blocking.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O hard-hearted girl, after stealing these bandhujīva flowers, how can You leave? (Kṛṣṇa blocks the path).
  
   Or: O cruel girl, how can You take the life of Your friend Kṛṣṇa and then leave?
  
  paritaṁ srngena sphuta-tara-sila-syamala-rucaṁ
   calad-vetraṁ vamsa-vyatikara-lasan-mekhalam amum
  atikramyottuṅgaṁ dharani-dharam agre katham itas
   tvaya gantuṁ sakya tarani-duhitus tira-saraniḥ
  
   paritam-endowed; srngena-with a lofty peak (or with a buffalo-horn bugle); sphuta-tara-clearly manifested; sila-rocks; syamala-dark (or sapphire); rucam-splendor; calat-moving; vetram-with canes (or stick); vamsa-with bamboo (or bamboo-flute); vyatikara-filled; lasat-glistening; mekhalam-base (or belt); amum-this; atikramya-passing through; uttuṅgam-high (or prominent); dharani-dharam-mountain (or Kṛṣṇa, who bearing or sustaining the earth); agre-before; itaḥ-then; tvaya-by You; gantum-to go; sakya-able; tarani-duhituḥ-of the Yamunā river, the daughter of the sun-god; tira-by the shore; saraniḥ-the path.
  
  How will You be able to cross Govardhana Hill, with its lofty peaks, and covered with thickets of bamboo and reeds moving in the wind? You must take the easier path that goes by the Yamunā's shore.
  
   Or: Kṛṣṇa, the best of the cowherd boys, shining like a sapphire, now stands before You. He holds a buffalo-horn bugle and a stick, and a bamboo-flute is tucked into His splendid belt. How will You be able to pass through His roadblock?
  
   rādhikā: (vakraṁ vilokya huṁ kurvati). na-ara mama doso natthi. daniṁ esa go-ulasariṁ anusarissam.
  
   vakram-in a crooked manner; vilokya-looking; hum-with anger; kurvati-does; na-ara-O lover; mama-My; doso-fault; na-not; atthi-is; danim-now; esa-she; go-ulesarim-to the queen of Gokula; anusarissam-I shall go.
  
  Rādhikā: (casting a crooked glance, She angrily says) O debauchee, I am not at fault for this! Now I am going to complain to Yaśodā, the queen of Gokula!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: rādhe kiṁ vibhisikaya. kamaṁ gamyatam. tad-bhuja-mula-sthaṁ pita-dukulam eva mamanukulam. (iti rādhāṁ didhirsati).
  
   rādhe-O Rādhā; kim-what is the need; vibhisikaya-of this fear; kamam-as You like; gamyatam-should be gone; tat-this; bhuja-of the arms; mula-at the roots; stham-situated; pita-yellow; dukulam-cloth; eva-certainly; mama-to Me; anukulam-pleasant; iti-thus; rādhām-Rādhā; dhidhirsati-wants to hold.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O Rādhā, why are You afraid? You can go if You want. Ah! I like the beautiful yellow cloth covering Your shoulders! (Kṛṣṇa wants to stop Rādhā).
  
   rādhikā: (bhru-kutim abadhya. sanskṛtena).
  sadhvinaṁ dhuri dharya
   lalitā-sangena garvita casmi
  hitam alapami madhave
   pathi madya bhujaṅgataṁ racaya
  
   bhru-of the eyebrows; kutim-knitting; abadhya-binding; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; sadhvinam-of chaste girls; dhuri-at the summit; dharya-considered; lalitā-of Lalitā; sangena-by the association; garvita-proud; ca-also; asmi-I am; hitam-good advise; alapami-I speak; madhava-O Kṛṣṇa; pathi-on the path; ma-don't; adya-now; bhujaṅgatam-the condition of a snake or a debauchee; racaya-do.
  
  Rādhikā: (knitting Her eyebrows) I am the most chaste among all the girls and I feel brave in the company of Lalitā. I give You this good advise, Mādhava: don't stand like a snake on My path!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: lalite kiṁ asravi vag-bhangir asyah. tad ahaṁ naparādhyami. (iti bhuja-dandav uddandayati).
  
   lalite-O Lalitā; kim-what?; asravi-heard; vak-of words; bhangiḥ-indications; asyaḥ-of Her; tat-then; aham-I; na-not; aparādhyam-shall become an offender; iti-thus; bhuja-dandau-both arms; uddanyati-raises.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Lalitā, did you hear Her hints? Then I am not at fault! (Kṛṣṇa stretches out both arms).
  
   lalitā: (rādhāṁ prsthataḥ kṛtvā) kanha savva-lo-a-sahalanijja-gunovi tumaṁ go-ulindassa nandanosi. ta nedaṁ de dullilatanaṁ amhesu joggam.
  
   rādhām-Rādhā; prsthataḥ-behind; kṛtvā-doing; kanha-O Kṛṣṇa; savva-all; lo-a-by the world; sahalanijja-worthy to be glorified; tumam-You; go-ulindassa-of the king of Gokula; nandanosi-You are the son; ta-then; na-not; idam-this; de-of You; dullalitānam-wicked thing; amhesu-among us; joggam-is proper.
  
  Lalitā: (putting Rādhā behind her) Kṛṣṇa, even though Your qualtities are worthy to be glorified by the entire world, and even though You are the son of the king of Gokula, You must not commit this immoral act!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: a-i gavvide kiṁ ti vunda-anaṁ viddhamsi-a tumhehiṁ amha pi-a-va-assa puppha-iṁ harissanti.
  
   a-i-O; gavvide-arrongant girl; kim-why; ti-indeed; vunda-anam-Vṛndāvana forest; viddhamsi-a-destroying; tumhehim-by you; amha-my; pi-a-dear; va-assa-of the friend; puppha-im-flowers; harissanti-are stolen.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Ayi! O arrogant girl, why do you steal these flowers that are the property of my dear friend? You are ruining this forest of Vṛndāvana!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe turnaṁ ganayasaṁ puspani yatha tutsankhyaya kaṇṭhato hara-manin aharami.
  
   sakhe-O friend; turnam-quickly; ganaya-please count; asam-of them; puspani-the flowers; yatha-as; tu-indeed; utsankyaya-by the enumeration; kaṇṭhataḥ-from the necks; hara-of the necklaces; manin-the jewels; aharami-I shall take.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, quickly count the flowers they have stolen so I can take from their necks an equal number of jewels!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: pi-a-va-assa ki-aṁ gananam. ta rattanaṁ pupphanaṁ parivatthena pa-uma-raga-iṁ genha. pandaranaṁ una hira-mautti-a-im.
  
   pi-a-dear; va-assa-O friend; ki-am-completed; gananam-the counting; ta-therefore; rattanam-red; pupphanam-for the flowers; parivatthena-by exchange; pa-uma-im-rubies; genha-You may take; pandaranam-of white flowers; una-again; hira-diamonds; mautti-a-im-and pearls.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Dear friend, everything is counted. Now, in exchange for the red flowers You may take rubies, and for the white flowers diamonds and pearls.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe paryalocayam. namuni puspa-mulya-tulyani. tataḥ katham ebhir eva paryaptiḥ.
  
   sakhe-O friend; paryalocayam-let Me consider; na-not; amuni-these; puspa-of the flowers; mulya-for the value; tulyani-equal; tataḥ-therefore; katham-how?; ebhir-by these; eva-certainly; paryaptiḥ-sufficiency.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, I am thinking... These jewels are not as valuable as the flowers. Would they be sufficient payment?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sa-kaku-prapancam) va-assa eso anugga-ido bamhano abbhatthedi. ta imehiṁ jjevva santuttho hohi.
  
   sa-with; kaku-of plaintive words; prapancam-manifestation; va-assa-O friend; eso-this; anugga-ido-strictly adherent; bamhano-brāhmaṇa; abbhatthedi-begs; ta-therefore; imehim-with these; jjevva-certainly; santuttho-satisfied; hohi-please become.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (with plaintive words) Friend, this honest brāhmaṇa begs You: please be satisfied with these jewels.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: yatha braviti vyasyaḥ.
  
  yatha-as; braviti-speaks; vaysayaḥ-the friend.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: I will do as My friend says.
  
   lalitā: (vihasya) ajja samino joggo jjevva amaccosi.
  
   vihasya-laughing; ajja-O noble one; samino-of the master; joggo-proper; jjevva-certainly; amaccosi-you are a councellor.
  
  Lalitā: (laughing) O noble one, you are a counselor who gives good advises to your master!
  
   viśākhā: (alika-sambhramam) kanha dure citthehi.
  
   alika-sambhramam-feigned agitated; kanha-Kṛṣṇa; dure-far away; citthehi-stand.
  
  Viśākhā: (with feigned agitation) Kṛṣṇa, stand back!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: kutile kim iti.
  
   kutile-O crooked girl; kim-why?; iti-thus.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O crooked girl, why is that?
  
   viśākhā: pekkha. samrambhena saṅgaraṁ gamida canda-hasaṁ ullasedi amha pi-a-sahi raha.
  
   pekkha-look!; samrambhena-with anger; saṅgaram-a battle; gamida-will attain; canda-moon; hasam-smile; ullasedi-is causing to shine; amha-of us; pi-a-the dear; sahi-friend; raha-Rādhā.
  
  Viśākhā: Look! Shining with a moon-like smile, our dear sakhi Rādhā is preparing to violently fight with You!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā) mugdhe paśya. ahaṁ ca prapancita-gadha-romanca-kancuko 'smi. tad ayatnaṁ rama-ratnaṁ harisyami. (iti rādhām upasarpati).
  
   smitvā-smiling; mugdhe-O silly girl; paśya-look; aham-I; ca-also; prapancita-manifested; gadha-greatly; romanca-hair standing erect; kancukaḥ-wearing the garment; asmi-I am; tat-therefore; ayatnam-without effort; rama-of a charming girl; ratnam-the jewel; harisyami-I will take; iti-thus; rādhām-Rādhā; upasarpati-approaches.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling) O silly girl, look! I am also wearing armor in the form of hairs strongly standing on end! Now I will easily take this jewel of all charming girls! (He approaches Rādhā).
  
   lalitā: (samrambham abhiniya) kanha pekkhami de sahasam. rahi-accha-aṁ pi tumaṁ phamsehi.
  
   samrambham-angry; abhiniya-representing dramatically; kanha-O Kṛṣṇa; pekkhami-I see; de-Your; sahasam-rash action; rahi-of Rādhikā; accha-am-the shadow; pi-even; tumam-You; phamsehi-may try to touch.
  
  Lalitā: (with anger) O Kṛṣṇa, I see Your recklessness. Just try to touch even the shadow of Rādhikā!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe nunaṁ lalitā-rupena maha-bhairaviyaṁ pradurbhuta.
  
   sakhe-O friend; nunam-certainly; lalitā-of Lalitā; rupena-in the form; maha-bhairavi-the goddess Durga; iyam-she; pradurbhuta-has appeared.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, the goddess Maha Bhairavī now appeared in the form of Lalitā!
  
   rādhikā: hala kallani hohi. (iti lalitāṁ sakutam alingati).
  
   hala-sakhi; kallani-peaceful; hohi-please become; iti-thus; lalitām-sa-with; akutam-emotion; alingati-embraces.
  
  Rādhikā: Sakhi, calm down. (She affectionately embraces Lalitā).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (janantikam) lalite vimunca kathinyam.
  
   jana-antikam-aside; lalite-O Lalitā; vimunca-give up; kathinyam-Your hardness.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (whispers) Lalitā, give up your harshness.
  
   lalitā: ukko-aṁ me dehi.
  
   ukko-am-a bribed; me-to me; dehi-give.
  
  Lalitā: Give me a bribe.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā) lalite satyaṁ te bravimi rādhām api vipralambhya sayam anaṅga-saṅgare tvam eva pratirirayisye.
  
   smitvā-smiling; lalite-O Lalitā; satyam-the truth; te-to you; bravimi-I speak; rādhām-Rādhā; api-even; vipralambhya-abandoning; sayam-at night; anaṅga-of amorous pastimes; saṅgare-in the battle; tvam-you; eva-certainly; pratirirayisye-I shall fight.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling) Lalitā, I will tell you the truth. Leaving Rādhā, tonight I will fight with you in a love battle.
  
   lalitā: (sa-rosaṁ paravrtya) avehi vidusaka avehi.
  
   sa-with; rosam-anger; paravrtya-turning away; avehi-go!; vidusaka-clown; avehi-go!
  
  Lalitā: (angrily turning away from Kṛṣṇa) Go away, clown! Go away!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: kathayotkocaṁ yatra te tustih.
  
   kathaya-please tell; utkocam-the bribe; yatra-where; te-of you; tustiḥ-the satisfaction.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Tell Me what bribe will please you.
  
   lalitā: na-ara puppha-maggana-rangena vundavanaṁ bhammatti dumedi me sahi. ta divva-pupphehiṁ naṁ alaṅkadu-a suhavehi.
  
   na-ara-O debauchee; puppha-for flowers; maggana-searching; rangena-a place (or pastimes); vundavanam-in Vṛndāvana; bhammatti-wandering; dumedi-bothered; me-my; sahi-friend; ta-therefore; divva-splendid; puphehim-with flowers; nam-Her; alaṅkadu-a-decorating; suhavehi-You should please.
  
  Lalitā: O debauchee, You have caused trouble to my sakhi, who was wandering in Vṛndāvana forest looking for flowers. Therefore You should satisfy Rādhā by decorating Her with beautiful flowers.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā) yathabhirocate tubhyam. (iti parikramya darparabhatiṁ natayan). lalite badhaṁ vikrusyatam. na tvaṁ trnaya manye. (iti rādhikā-haraṁ akrastuṁ karaṁ prasarayati).
  
   smitvā-smiling; yatha-as; abhirocate-it pleases; tubhyam-you; iti-thus; parikramya-walking; darpa-with pride; arabhathim-boldness; natayan-representing dramatically; lalite-O Lalitā; badham-certainly; vikrusyatam-abusive; na-not; tvam-you; trnaya-a blade of grass; manye-I consider; iti-thus; rādhikā-of Rādhikā; haram-the necklace; akrastum-to pull; karam-a hand; prasarayati-extends.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling) Whatever pleases you. (He walks proudly and boldly) Lalitā, you may be harsh and scold Me, but I consider you no more important than a blade of grass! (Kṛṣṇa extends His hand to take Rādhikā's necklace.)
  
   lalitā: (vamaṁ vilokya. sa-smitam) cha-illa sura-de-a-pu-a kide kida sinanaṁ pi-a-sahiṁ akida-sinano kkhu tumaṁ ma phamsehi.
  
   vamam-crookedly; vilokya-glancing; sa-with; smitam-a smile; cha-illa-O clever one; sura-de-a-of the sun-god; pu-a-kide-for the worship; kida-performed; sinanam-bathing; pi-a-dear; sahim-friend; akida-not performed; sinano-bathing; kkhu-indeed; tumam-You; ma-don't; phamsehi-touch.
  
  Lalitā: (casting a sidelong glance, she says with a smile) O clever one, my dear sakhi has bathed so She can worship the sun-god. You have not bathed, and therefore You must not touch Her!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: ayi madandhe samantad ullasini prakhedambu-pure mayi kathaṁ kṛta-mahabhisekaṁ na paśyasi.
  
   ayi-O; mada-by passion; andhe-O girl who is blinded; samantat-completely; ullasini-splendid; prakheda-ambu-of perspiration; pure-in the flood; mayi-in Me; katham-why?; kṛta-performed; maha-great; abhisekam-bath; na-not; paśyasi-you see.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O girl blinded by passion, don't you see? I have already completely bathed in the splendid waters of My own perspiration!
  
   lalitā: (rādhām antarayanti sa-mantharyam) hala uddanda-kala-tamala-gholena vana-khandena imassa pa-andada dusaha kida. ta amhe haraṁ rakkhiduṁ kkhanaṁ somma homha.
  
   rādhām-Rādhā; antarayanti-taking aside; sa-with; mantharyam-gently; hala-sakhi; uddanda-terrible; kala-dark; tamala-the tamala tree; ghorena-terrible; vana-the forest; khandena-by this part; imassa-of Him; pa-andada-anger; dusaha-unbearable; kida-is done; ta-therefore; amhe-of us; haram-the necklace; rakkhidum-to protect; kkhanam-for a moment; somma-gentle; homha-let us become.
  
  Lalitā: (taking Rādhā aside, she gently says) Sakhi, this fearful forest filled with terrible dark tamala trees has made Kṛṣṇa intolerably angry. In order to protect our necklaces, for some time we should be very gentle.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: hihi nijjida-o gavvida-giovi-a-o. (iti nrtyati).
  
   hihi-hee-hee!; nijjida-o-defeated; gavvida-arrogant; govi-a-o-the gopis; iti-thus; nrtyati-he dances.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Hee-hee! These arrogant gopīs are defeated! (He begins to dance.)
  
   rādhikā: a-i muddhe lalide bha-avantassa uvasanaṁ tu-e ajja kiṁ visumaridam.
  
   a-i-O; muddhe-foolish; lalide-O Lalitā; bha-avantassa-of the sun-god; uvasanam-the worship; tu-e-by you; ajja-now; kim-whether?; visumaridam-is forgotten.
  
  Rādhikā: O foolish Lalitā, have you forgotten about worshipping the sun-god?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: dei rahi-e ke-alaṁ tumhe jjevva uvasanaṁ kurādhā tti ma gavva-evva jaṁ amhepi uvasanaṁ karemha.
  
   de-i-O Devi; rahi-e-Rādhikā; ke-alam-only; tumhe-you; jjevva-certainly; uvasanam-worship; kurādhā-do; tti-thus; ma-do not; gavva-evva-become proud; jam-because; amhepi-even we; uvasanam-worship; karemha-do.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: O Devi Rādhikā, do not become proud, thinking that You alone are engaged in worship. We also perform worship.
  
   viśākhā: ajja kidisaṁ tam.
  
   ajja-O noble one; kidisam-what?; tam-that.
  
  Viśākhā: O noble one, what kind of worship?
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: bhodi visahe sunahi. gandha-puppha-purassaraṁ ni-unja-vedi-a-majjhe ujja-arana-bhu-itthaṁ tad ekagga-cittada-e kaṅkananaṁ saddovasanam.
  
   bhodi-you; visahe-O Viśākhā; sunahi-please listen; gandha-puppha-purassaram-with fragrant flowers; ni-unja-in the forest-grove; vedi-a-in courtyard; majjhe-in the middle; ujja-arana-bhu-ittham-staying awake; tat-then; ekagga-vicittada-e-with concentration; kaṅkananam-of ankle-bells; sadda-of the sound; uvasanam-the worship.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: O noble Viśākhā, please listen. In the middle of the forest bower decorated with fragrant flowers, we stay awake all night, intently meditating on the sound of ankle-bells!
  
   (sarvaḥ smayante).
  
   sarvaḥ-everyone; smayante-smiles.
  
  (Everyone smiles).
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sa-slagham. sanskṛtena).
  adambarojjvala-gatir vara-kunja-baddhaḥ
   svairi parisphurita-puskara-caru-hastaḥ
  dhanyasi sundari yaya mrdulaṁ hasantya
   vandi-kṛtas tarala-ballava-kunjaro 'yam
  
   sa-with; slagham-praise; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; adambara-with a great noise; ujjvala-graceful; gatiḥ-whose gait; vara-excellent; kunja-in the grove; baddhaḥ-bound; svairi-unrestrained; parisphurita-blossomed; puskara-lotus flower; caru-beautiful; hastaḥ-holding in the trunk; dhanya-fortunate; asi-You are; sundari-O beautiful girl; yaya-by which; mrdulam-gentle; hasantya-smiling; vandi-krtah-bound; tarala-restless; ballava-gopa; kunjarah-elephant; ayam-this.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (with praise) Holding a beautiful blossoming lotus flower in his trunk, this elephant, making a great noise, gracefully entered this charming forest grove. O beautiful girl, You are very fortunate! Just with Your gentle smile, You have tied up this restless elephant!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye
  rucira sahacarinaṁ vithibhiḥ sevyamana
   mada-mrdula-marali-ramya-lila-gati-śrīḥ
  sasimukhi gata-nidraṁ kurvati mam idaniṁ
   sarad iva bhavatiyaṁ loka-laksmin tanoti
  
   priye-O beloved; rucira-beautiful; sahacarinam-of friends; vithibhiḥ-by a host; sevyamana-served; mada-intoxicated; mrdula-delicate; marali-of swans; ramya-beautiful; lila-playful; gati-movements; śrīḥ-beauty; sasi-mukhi-O moon-faced girl; gata-gone; nidram-sleep; kurvati-doing; mam-Me; idanim-now; sarat-autumn; iva-like; bhavati-You; iyam-this; loka-of the eyes; laksmin-beauty; tanoti-gives.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O beloved! You are served by a multitude of beautiful gopi-friends, and Your playful gait is as graceful as the movements of gentle, love-intoxicated swans. O moon-faced girl! Like the spring season, You are bestowing wealth to My eyes, and deprive Me of sleep!
  
   tad arvacinena hari-lavanya-srngarena bhavatim alankurvanaḥ saradiṁ śrīyam avadhyayami.
  
   tat-therefore; arvacinena-fresh; hari-lavanya-shining with beauty; srngarena-with decorations; bhavatim-You; alankurvanaḥ-decorating; saradim-of autumn; śrīyam-the wealth; avadhyayami-I shall make fruitful.
  
  By decorating You with these fresh, shining flowers, I will make the wealth of this autumn season fruitful.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sanskṛtena)
  balanuja kalapinam avakalayya kala-jnataṁ
   manaḥ kila baliyasiṁ mama bibharti vismeratam
  yad adya sarad-agame tava vilokya lilotkantaṁ
   kiranti ruci-mandali-jusam ami sikhandavalim
  
   sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; bala-of Balarama; anuja-O younger brother; kalapinam-of peacocks; avakalayya-seeing; kala-the proper time; jnatam-undertanding; manaḥ-the mind; kila-indeed; baliyasim-strong; mama-my; bibharti-holds; vismeratam-wonder; yat-because; adya-now; sarat-of autumn; agame-on the arrival; tava-of You; vilokya-seeing; lila-pastimes; utkatam-eagerness; kiranti-scatters; ruci-of splendor; mandali-the circle; jusam-possessing; ami-they; sikhanda-of peacock feathers; avalim-a host.
  
  Madhumandala: O Kṛṣṇa! O Balarāma's younger brother! Now that the autumn has come, my mind is filled with wonder when I see how the peacocks, realizing that the proper time has come, and seeing Your eagerness to enjoy pastimes, respond by dropping their splendid feathers on the ground.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe sadhu lakṣitaṁ tan-mauli-kalpanaya candrakan aharami. (iti batuna saha tatha karoti).
  
   sakhe-O friend; sadhu-nicely; lakṣitam-observed; tat-this; mauli-of crowns; kalpanaya-for making; candrakan-peacock feathers; aharami-I shall gather; iti-thus; batuna-the brahmacari; saḥ-with; tatha-in that way; karoti-acts.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, you have noticed well. I will go to collect some feathers for making a crown. (Kṛṣṇa and Madhumaṅgala exit.)
  
   rādhikā: sahi lalide jattha dinna-bhara ahaṁ niccidamhi sa tumaṁ ja-i sommasi tado java kanho dure gado tava kankelli-kudaṅgaṁ pavesissam. (iti tatha isthita).
  
   sahi-O friend; lalide-Lalitā; jattha-where; dinna-given; bhara-trouble; aham-I; niccidamhi-not thinking; sa-she; tumam-you; ja-i-if; sommasi-are kind-hearted; tado-then; javat-as long as; kanho-Kṛṣṇa; dure-far away; gado-has gone; tava-then; kankelli-of aśoka trees; kudaṅgam-the grove; pavesissam-I shall enter; iti-thus; tatha-in that way; sthita-situated.
  
  Rādhikā: Sakhi Lalitā, now that this problem is gone, I feel free from all My worries. If you agree, while Kṛṣṇa is far away, I will go to this grove of aśoka trees. (She goes there).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sakhe nirmitaṁ pracalaka-salakabhiḥ kiritaṁ khanjarita-netrayaḥ simanta-simani vinyasa-suabhagyam alambatam. (iti parikramya). lalite kva sa te priya-sakhi.
  
   sakhe-O friend; nirmitam-fashioned; pracalaka-salakabhiḥ-with peacock feathers; kiritam-a crown; khanjarita-netrayaḥ-of Rādhā whose eyes are like khañjana birds; simanta-simani-on the parted hair; vinyasa-of placing; saubhagyam-the beauty; alambatam-may be placed; iti-thus; parikramya-walking; lalite-O Lalitā; kva-where?; sa-She; te-your; priya-dear; sakhi-friend.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Friend, now this crown of peacock feathers is ready and may beautify the parted hair of Rādhā, whose restless eyes are like two graceful khañjana birds. (He is coming back) Lalitā, where is your dear sakhi?
  
   lalitā: attano gharaṁ gada.
  
   attano-own; gharam-to the home; gata-gone.
  
  Lalitā: She went home.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: nisthure tistha. turnam asau te dhurtata-garvam apaharami. (iti samantat paśyan sa-harsam). vayasya paśya. sahaseyam avapta gaurangi priya. (ity upasarpati).
  
   nisthure-O cruel girl; tistha-stop; turnam-at once; asau-this; te-of you; dhurtata-of deceitfulness; garvam-the pride; apaharami-I shall remove; iti-thus; samantat-in all directions; paśyan-looking; sa-with; sahasa-at once; iyam-She; avapta-attained; gaura-angi-the fair-complexioned girl; priya-My beloved; iti-thus; upasarpati-approaches.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O cruel girl, enough! I will quickly remove all the pride of your deceitfulness! (He looks in all directions, and then joyfully says) Friend, look! I have again attained My fair-complexioned beloved! (He approaches).
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (vihasya) bho va-assa cakkavadena tinavattena bhamidassa de ajjavi nunaṁ bhamo na gado. pekkha esa pida-para-a-punja-pinjarida thala-nalini.
  
   bho-O; va-assa-friend; cakkavadena-by the whirlwind; tinavattena-Tṛṇāvarta; bhamidassa-whirled about; de-of You; ajjavi-even now; nunam-is it not so?; bhamo-bewilderment; na-not; gado-attained; pekkha-look!; esa-this; pida-yellow; para-a-of pollen; punja-by an abundance; pinjarida-made yellow; thala-nalini-the land-growing lotus flower.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (laughing) Bho! Friend, are You still dizzy from the time when the Tṛṇāvarta whirlwind spun You around? Look! It is just a land-growing lotus flower that turned yellow because of the high amount of pollen!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (nirupya) sakhe satyaṁ bravisi. (ity anyato gatvā). bho sakhe paśya kuṅkumangi nistankitam idanim eva labdha. (iti didhirsuh prādhāvati).
  
   nirupya-looking; sakhe-O friend; satyam-the truth; bravisi-you speak; iti-thus; anyataḥ-to another place; gatvā-having gone; bho-O; sakhe-friend; paśya-look!; kuṅkuma-decorated with kuṅkuma; angi-the girl whose limbs; nistankitam-without doubt; idanim-now; eva-certainly; labdha-is attained; iti-thus; didhirsuḥ-desiring to hold; prādhāvati-runs.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (looking) Friend, you speak the truth... (He goes to another place). O friend, look! Now I have really attained Rādhā, whose limbs are anointed with kuṅkuma! (Desiring to embrace Rādhikā, Kṛṣṇa runs.)
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: (sa-hasta-talam uccair vihasya) bho va-assa ettha tujjha avaraho natthi. kintu pema-lahari-e jjevva. ja-e savva vundata-i rahi-a nimmide.
  
   sa-with; hasta-talam-clapping the hands; uccaiḥ-loudly; vihasya-laughing; bho-O; va-assa-friend; ettha-in this; tujjha-of You; avaraho-offense; na-not; atthi-is; kintu-however; pema-of love; lahari-e-by the waves; jjevva-certainly; ja-e-by which; savva-all; vundata-i-of Vṛndāvana forest; rahi-a-of Rādhikā; nimmida-is constructed.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: (loudly clapping his hands and laughing) O friend, this is not Your mistake. Drowning in the waves of love, You now think that the entire Vṛndāvana forest is actually Rādhikā!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-vailakṣyam vilokya). katham utphulleyaṁ sahacari. (parsvato vilokya). lalitāngi lalite ito vamya-parvatad avarohanti kantaram itasya dadasva me hastavalambam.
  
   sa-with; vailaksyam-embarrassment; vilokya-looking; katham-how is it; utphulla-impudent; iyam-she; sahacari-the gopi friend; parsvataḥ-to the side; vilokya-looking; lalitā-beautiful; angi-whose limbs; lalite-O Lalitā; itaḥ-from that; vamya-of obstinacy; parvatat-from the mountain; avarohanti-descending; kantaram-to the forest; itasya-come; dadasva-please give; hasta-of the hand; avalambham-extension.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with embarrassment He looks around) Why is this girl so proud? (Looking to the side) O beautiful Lalitā, please come down from the mountain of stubbornness and extend your hand to help Me in this dense forest!
  
   lalitā: (smitvā) sundara visahaṁ pucchehi. esa kkhu naṁ janadi. (iti samjnaṁ natayati).
  
   smitvā-smiling; sundara-O handsome one; visaham-Viśākhā; pucchehi-You should ask; esa-she; kkhu-indeed; nam-Her; janadi-knows; iti-thus; samjnam-a signal; natayati-represents dramatically.
  
  Lalitā: (smiling) O handsome one, You should ask Viśākhā. She definitely knows where Rādhā has gone. (Lalitā sends a signal to Viśākhā.)
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-harsam apavarya) sakhe paśya viśākhāyaḥ parokṣaṁ kincit tiro 'valambanti lalitā bhru-samjnaya kadamba-kunjaṁ sucayati. tad atra nasti manag api sandigdhata. (iti parikramya sa-darpa-smitam). priye vilokitasi. nirgamyatam. (ity udgrivikaṁ kṛtvā sa-hasam). lalite sadhu sadhu. jataṁ tava dhurtata-latikayaḥ saphalyam idam.
  
   sa-with; harsam-happiness; apavarya-aside; sakhe-O friend; paśya-look!; viśākhāyaḥ-Viśākhā; parokṣam-secret; kincit-something; tiraḥ-secretly; avalambanti-resting; lalitā-Lalitā; bhru-of the eyebrows; samjnaya-with a signal; kadamba-of kadamba trees; kunjam-a grove; sucayati-indicates; tat-there; atra-in this; na-not; asti-there is; manak-slightly; api-even; sandigdhata-doubt; iti-thus; parikramya-walking; sa-with; darpa-of pride; smitam-a smile; priye-O beloved; vilokita-seen; asi-You are; nirgamyatam-come out; iti-thus; udgrivikam-raised neck; kṛtvā-doing; sa-with; hasam-a laugh; lalite-O Lalitā; sadhu-well done!; sadhu-well done!; jatam-manifested; tava-of you; dhurtata-cunning; latikayaḥ- of the creeper; saphalyam-fruitfulness; idam-this.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (joyfully, aside to Madhumaṅgala) Friend, look! Lalitā signals with her eyebrows to Viśākhā, pointing to the grove of kadamba trees. There is not the slightest doubt that Rādhikā is there! (With a proud smile He walks in that grove) O beloved, I see You! Come out! (He waits with raised neck and then laughs out loud). Lalitā! Well done! Well done! The creeper of your trickery has now borne its fruit!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: va-assa esa ma-e jjevva laddha tuha rādhā.
  
   va-assa-O friend; esa-She; ma-e-by me; jjevva-certainly; laddha-obtained; tuha-Your; rādhā-Rādhā.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Friend, I have found Your Rādhā!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-kautukam) vayasya laliteva kaccid avisrambhaniya-bhanitir nasti.
  
   sa-with; kautukam-eagerness; vayasya-O friend; lalitā-Lalitā; iva-like; kaccit-something; avisrambhaniya-untrustworthy; bhanitiḥ-statement; na-not; asti-is.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with eagerness) O friend, you are not like Lalitā, whom I do not trust.
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: ga-atti-e savami.
  
   ga-atti-e-on the Gāyatrī mantra; savami-I swear.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: I swear on the Gāyatrī mantra that I speak the truth!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-visrambham) sakhe kva sa darsaya sighram.
  
   sa-with; visrambham-trust; sakhe-O friend; kva-where?; sa-is She; darsaya-show; sighram-quickly;
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with trust) Friend, quickly show Me where She is!
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: tumha hattha-gadaṁ jjevva naṁ karemi. ta dehi me paritosi-am.
  
   tumha-of You; hattha-into the hand; gadam-gone; jjevva-certainly; nam-Her; karemi-I shall do; ta-therefore; dehi-please give; me-to me; paritosi-am-a reward.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: I will place Her in Your hands, but first You must give me a reward.
  
   (kṛṣṇaḥ sa-slaghaṁ malati-malaya mandayati).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ-Kṛṣṇa; sa-with; slagham-praise; malati-of mālatī flowers; malaya-with the garland; mandayati-decorates.
  
  (Kṛṣṇa respectfully decorates him with the garland of mālatī flowers).
  
   madhumaṅgalaḥ: gheppijja-u esa. (iti rādhā iti varṇa-dvayi-bhajaṁ patra-lekham arpayati).
  
   gheppi-ha-u-may be taken; esa-She; iti-thus; rādhā-Rādhā; iti-thus; varṇa-syllables; dvayi-two; bhajam-possessing; patra-on a leaf; lekham-writing; arpayati-gives.
  
  Madhumaṅgala: Now You may take Her. (He gives Kṛṣṇa a leaf with the word "Rādhā" written on it).
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitvā) sakhe satyam anenapi bhavad-arpitena tarpito 'smi. yataḥ.
  
   smitvā-smiling; sakhe-O friend; satyam-in truth; anena-by this; api-even; bhavat-by you; arpitena-given; tarpitaḥ-pleased; asmi-I am; yataḥ-because.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiling) Friend, I am really pleased by your gift.
  
  kramat kakṣam aksnoḥ parisara-bhuvaṁ va sravanayor
   manag adhyarudhaṁ pranayi-jananam akṣara-padam
  kam apy antas tosaṁ vitarad avalambad anupadaṁ
   nisargad visvesaṁ hrdaya-padavim utsukayati
  
   kramat-in due course; kakṣam-the middle; aksnoḥ-of the eyes; parisara-bhuvam-the vicinity; va-or; sravanayoḥ-of the ears; manak-slightly; adhayrudham-entered; pranayi-jananam-of lovers; akṣara-padam-the syllable; kam api-something; antaḥ-inner; tosam-satisfaction; vitarat-granting; avalamvat-from resting; anupadam-at every moment; nisargat-naturally; visvesam-of everyone; hrdaya-of the heart; padavim-the pathway; utsukayati-fills with affection.
  
  When the syllables of the beloved's name even for a moment enter the eyes or ears of the lover, at every moment they bring great inner satisfaction. What to speak of the lover's heart, these syllables delight the hearts of everyone in the entire world!
  
   (iti paravrtya dakṣinato vikasantam asokam avalokya sa-vismayam).
  
   iti-thus; paravrtya-turning; dakṣinataḥ-from the right; vikasantam-blossoming; asokam-an aśoka tree; avalokya-seeing; sa-with; vismayam-wonder.
  
  He turns and becomes struck with wonder, seeing a blossoming aśoka tree on the right.)
  
  sanke sankulitantar adya nibida-kridanu bandhecchaya
   kunje vanjula-sakhinaḥ sasimukhi lina varivarti sa
  no ced esa tad-anghri-saṅgama-vinabhavad akale kathaṁ
   puspamoda-ninamtritali-patali-stotrasya patri-bhavet
  
   sanke-I think; sankulita-bewildered; antaḥ-within; adya-now; nibida-intense; krida-pastimes; anubandha-in relation; icchaya-with the desire; kunje-in the grove; vanjula-of aśoka; sakhinaḥ-trees; sasi-mukhi-moon-faced Rādhā; lina-has disappeared; varivarti-chooses; sa-She; na-not; u-indeed; cet-if; esaḥ-this; tat-of Her; anghri-of the feet; saṅgama-the touch; vina-without; abhavat-became; akale-at the improper time; katham-how?; puspa-of the flowers; amoda-the fragrance; ninamtrita-proclaimed; ali-of bumble-bees; patali-of the multitude; stotrasya-of the prayers; patri-the proper object; bhavet-may become.
  
  I think moon-faced Rādhā has entered this grove of aśoka trees with a desire to enjoy pastimes here. If this were not so, then why do the bumble-bees praise the fragrance of aśoka flowers, even though it is not the proper season? This would not have happened if Rādhikā had not touched these trees with Her foot!
  
   (iti parikramyan udgrivikaya rādhāṁ dṛṣṭvā sanandam). priye kathyatam idaniṁ ka va varta.
  
   iti-thus; parikramyan-walking; udgrivikaya-with raised neck; rādhām-Rādhā; dṛṣṭvā-seeing; sa-with; anandam-bliss; priye-O beloved; kathyatam-let it be said; idanim-now; ka-what?; va-or; varta-is the news.
  
  (Kṛṣṇa walks. Lifting His neck, He sees Rādhā and becomes blissful). Beloved, please tell Me, what has happened?
  
   rādhikā: (sa-pranayersyam) tu-atto bha-ena jevva pala-edamhi. ettha vi maṁ vidambeduṁ laddhosi.
  
   sa-with; pranaya-of tender love; irsyam-the anger; tu-atto-of You; bha-ena-with fear; jevva-certainly; pala-edamhi-I fled; ettha-here; vi-even; mam-Me; vidambedum-to mock; laddosi-You have come.
  
  Rādhikā: (with loving anger) I fled out of fear of You. Even here You have come to mock Me!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (satma-slagham) dṛṣṭa me patavarabhati, yatas tirodhana-vidyapaharena nirjita yuyam.
  
   sa-with; atma-of the self; slagham-praise; dṛṣṭa-seen; me-My; patava-arabhati-expertness; yataḥ-because; tirodhana-of disappearance; vidya-the science; apaharena-by removing; nirjita-defeated; yuyam-You are.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (praising Himself) See how clever I am! By ruining Your art of hiding, I have defeated You!
  
   lalitā: (sanskṛtena) hanto bho van matra-jita-kasin
  asminn eka-sarojasambhava-kṛta-stotro 'si vṛndāvane
   rādhā bhuri-hiranyagarbha-racita-pratyaṅga-kanti-stava
  hastodasta-mahidharas tvam asakrn-netranta-bhangi-cchata-
   krstoccair dharanidhara mama sakhi tad vira mahankṛthaḥ
  
   sankṛtena-in Sanskrit; hanta-indeed; bhoḥ-O; vak-by words; matra-only; jita-kasin-defeated; asmin-in this; eka-by one; sarojasambhava-Brahmā; kṛta-offered; stotraḥ-prayers; asi-You are; vṛndāvane-in Vṛndāvana forest; rādhā-Rādhā; bhuri-by many; hiranyagarbha-Brahmas; racita-fashioned; prati-on each; aṅga-limb; kanti-of the beauty; stava-prayers; hasta-by the hand; udasta-lifted; mahidharaḥ-Govardhana Hill; tvam-You; asakṛt-repeatedly; netra-of the eyes; anta-from the corners; bhangi-of crooked glances; chata-effulgence; akṛsta-attracted; uccaiḥ-greatly; dharanidhara-Kṛṣṇa, who sustains the earth; mama-my; sakhi-friend; tat-therefore; vira-O hero; na-do not; ahankṛthaḥ-become proud.
  
  Lalitā: O expert boaster, in this Vṛndāvana forest only one Brahmā offers prayers to You, but my sakhi Rādhā is worshipped by many Brahmās, who glorify the beauty of every limb of Her body! With Your hand You lifted Govardhana Hill only once, but my sakhi Rādhā, casting Her radiant sidelong glances, greatly attracts You, the bearer of the earth, again and again! Therefore, O hero Kṛṣṇa, don't be so proud!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: lalite niline mayi vilokite natathyam tava vikatthanaṁ bhavatinaṁ vidaṅkaravani.
  
   lalite-O Lalitā; niline-disappeared; mayi-when I have; vilokite-seen; na-not; atathyam-false; tava-your; vikatthanam-boasting; bhavatim-of you; vidaṅkaravani-I will destroy.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O Lalitā, when I really hide in the forest, all your boasting will be destroyed!
  
   sarvaḥ: evvaṁ hodu.
  
   evvam-in that way; hodu-act.
  
  Everyone: So be it!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: iyam uttaras cancarika-sancaya-rocir ullasi-symala-palasa-guluchha duratas tapiccha-viccholi. tad esa savarṇataya sakhi-bhavam apanna mam atra sangopayisyati. (iti sa-vayasyo niṣkrāntah).
  
   iyam-this; uttaraḥ-in the north; cancarika-of black bees; sancaya-of a swarm; rociḥ-the splendor; ullasi-splendid; syamala-dark; palasa-foliage; guluccha-an abundance; durataḥ-far away; tapiccha-viccholi-a grove of tamāla trees; tat-therefore; esa-this; savarṇataya-by being the same color; sakhi-of being a friend; bhavam-the nature; apanna-having attained; mam-Me; atra-here; sangopayisyati-will conceal; iti-thus; sa-with; vayasyaḥ-His friend; niṣkrāntaḥ-exits.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Far to the north is a grove of tamāla trees with foliage shining dark like a swarm of black bees. Because those trees and I are the same color, we are close friends, and they will certainly hide Me. (Accompanied by Madhumaṅgala, Kṛṣṇa exits).
  
   lalitā: hala rahe kanhassa adamsanena ma uttamma. naṁ ditthaṁ jevva janehi. ta vijutta asavvado upasappamha.
  
   hala-sakhi; rahe-Rādhā; kanhassa-of Kṛṣṇa; adamsanena-by not seeing; ma-don't; uttamma-become unhappy; nam-Him; dittham-seen; jevva-certainly; janehi-You should know; ta-therefore; vijutta-separated from Him; asavvado-everywhere; upasappamha-we shall go.
  
  Lalitā: Sakhi Rādhā, do not be unhappy because Kṛṣṇa is no longer in Your sight. You will surely see Him again. Now that we are separated from Kṛṣṇa, we must go in search of Him.
  
   rādhikā: jadha bhanadi pi-a-sahi.
  
   jadha-as; bhanadi-speaks; pi-a-dear; sahi-My friend.
  
  Rādhikā: As My dear sakhi says.
  
   (iti tisraṁ tatha kurvanti).
  
   iti-thus; tisraḥ-the three girls; tatha-in that way; kurvanti-act.
  
  (The three girls start searching.)
  
  rādhikā: (uttaraṁ vana-lekhaṁ asadya sa-vimarsam). nunaṁ kanho ettha patto huvissadi jaṁ me pekkhanto dakkhinaṁ pa-ittho.
  
   uttaram-in the north; vana-lekham-the forest; asadya-entering; sa-with; vimarsam-reflection; nunam-certainly; kanho-Kṛṣṇa; ettha-here; patto-obtained; huvissadi-will be; jam-because; me-Me; pekkhanto-seeing; dakkhinam-to the right; pa-ittho-will enter.
  
  Rādhikā: (coming to the edge of the northern forest, She reflects) I will definitely find Kṛṣṇa here. Perhaps seeing Me, He went to the right.
  
  sa hariti bhavatībhiḥ svānta-hārī harinyo
   harir iha kim apāṅgātithya-saṅgi vyadhāyi
  yad anuranita-vaṁśī-kākalībhir mukhebhyaḥ
   sukha-tṛṇa-kavalā vaḥ sāmi-līdhaḥ skhalanti
  
   saḥ-He; hariti-in this direction; bhavatibhiḥ-by you; svanta-hari-who steals hearts; harinyaḥ-O does; hariḥ-Kṛṣṇa; iha-here; kim-whether?; apaṅga-of glances; atithya-a guest; sangi-touching; vyadhayi-has placed; yat-because; anuranita-sounded; vamsi-of the flute; kakalibhiḥ-by the sweet sounds; mukhebhyaḥ-from mouths; sukha-happy; tṛṇa-of grass; kavalāḥ-mouthfuls; vaḥ-of you; sāmī-līdhaḥ-half-chewed; skhalanti-fall.
  
  O does, has a youth who charms and steals hearts come to this place and become the guest of your sidelong glances? You must have heard the sweet music of Hari's flute, because the grass is now falling, half-chewed, from your mouths.
  
   (puro 'bhyupetya samantat paśyanti. sanskṛtena).
  yad agalita-marandaṁ vartate śākhi-vṛndāṁ
   milati ca yad alabdha-prema-ghūrṇā khagāli
  tad iha na hi śikhāndottaṁṣinī sā praviṣṭā
   nikhila-bhuvana-ceto-hārinī kāpi vidyā
  
   puraḥ-ahead; abhyupetya-approaching; samantat-in all directions; paśyanti-looking; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; yat-because; agalita-without trickling down; marandam-honey; vartate-remain; śākhi-of trees; vṛndām-the host; milati-meet together; ca-also; yat-because; alabdha-not attained; prema-of love; ghurna-agitation; khaga-of birds; ali-the flocks; tat-therefore; iha-here; na-not; hi-certainly; sikhanda-uttamsini-of Kṛṣṇa, who wears a crown of peacock feathers; sa-that; praviśta-entered; nikhila-the entire; bhuvana-world; cetaḥ-the minds; harini-enchanting; ka api-something; vidya-knowledge.
  
  (Rādhā walks ahead, lookings in all directions) Since the trees do not ooze honey, and the flocks of birds are not agitated by love, I think that Kṛṣṇa, who wears a crown of peacock feathers, and who enchants the minds of the entire world, did not appear here.
  
   (iti savyataḥ parikramya. sanskṛtena).
  vighūrṇāntaḥ pauṣpaṁ na madhu lihate 'mī madhulihaḥ
   suko 'yaṁ nadatte kalita-jadima dadima-phalam
  vivarṇa-parnagraṁ carati hariniyaṁ na haritaṁ
   pathanena svami tad ibhavara-gami dhruvam agat
  
   iti-thus; svayataḥ-from the left; parikramya-goes; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; vighurnantaḥ-agitated; pauṣpam-clusters of flowers; na-not; madhu-honey; lihate-licks; amī-these; madhulihaḥ-bees; sukaḥ-parrot; ayam-this; na-does not; adatte-take; kalita-manifested; jadima-the condition of being stunned; dadima-phalam-pomegranate; vivarṇa-turned color; parna-of leaves; agram-the tip; carati-goes; harini-doe; iyam-this; na-not; haritam-green; patha-the path; anena-by Him; svami-the master; tat-that; ibha-of elephants; vara-the best; gami-gait; dhruvam-indeed; agat-attained.
  
  (She walks to the right) These restless bumble-bees fly to and fro not wanting to drink the nectar of flowers, and this parrot has become stunned, and ignores the pomegranate near him. This doe has become pale and declines to eat the green grass beneath her. This certainly indicates that Kṛṣṇa, who walks gracefully like the best of elephants, must have travelled down this path.
  
   (puro gatvā) esa vamado kali tamala-ali disa-i. (iti saci-kandharaṁ nibhalya. sanskṛtena).
  naisargikany api nirargala-capalani
   hitvadya sankula-tanuḥ pulakankurena
  dṛṣṭiṁ cirena parirabdha-tamala-sakha
   sakha-mrgi-tatir iyaṁ kim adhas tanoti
  
   puraḥ-ahead; gatvā-going; esa-this; vamado-on the left; kali-black; tamala-of tamāla trees; ali-group; disa-i-is seen; iti-thus; saci-tilted; kandharam-neck; nibhalya-looking; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; naisargikani-natural; api-also; nirargala-uncheckable; capalatani-restlessness; hitvā-abandoning; adya-now; sankula-filled; tanuḥ-body; pulaka-ankurena-with hairs standing upright; dṛṣṭim-glance; cirena-for a long time; parirabdha-embraced; tamala-of the tamala trees; sakhaḥ-the branches; sakha-mrgi-of monkeys; tatiḥ-troop; iyam-this; kim-why; adhaḥ-downwards; tanoti-place.
  
  (Goes ahead) On the left I see a grove of black tamāla trees. (Tilting Her neck, Rādhikā looks around and says) Why have the monkeys on the branches of the tamāla trees given up their natural restlessness? Why do their bodily hairs stand upright in ecstasy, and why do they, embracing the branches of the trees, constantly stare at the ground?
  
   ta esa manjula tavincha-ni-unja-sali-a pekkhidavva.
  
   ta-in this way; esa-this; manjula-beautiful; tavincha-of tamāla trees; ni-unja-of the grove; sali-a-the branches; pekkhidavva-may be seen.
  
  These branches of the tamāla trees appear very beautiful.
  
   (praviśya) kṛṣṇaḥ: (svāgatam) satyam asyaṁ citta-catvara-saṅga-tvari premavalir eva mad-uddesa-duti. yad avilambitaṁ vijnata-bhuyistho 'smi samvrttaḥ. tataḥ sthanur iva niscalaṁ tisthami. (iti tatha sthitah).
  
   praviśya-enters; svāgatam-aside; satyam-in truth; asyaḥ-of Her; citta-of the heart; catvara-in the courtyard; saṅga-touching; tvari-quickly going; prema-of love; avaliḥ-the abundance; eva-certainly; mat-to Me; uddesa-in relation; duti-the messenger; yat-because; avilambitam-staying; vinnata-out of cleverness; bhuyisthaḥ-great; asmi-I am; samvrttaḥ-hide; tataḥ-therefore; sthanuḥ-a pillar; iva-like; niscalaḥ-motionless; tisthami-I will stand; iti-thus; tatha-in that way; sthitaḥ-stands.
  
  (Kṛṣṇa enters.)
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (aside) Without a doubt, the great love that Rādhā bears for Me in the courtyard of Her heart is like a messenger that will guide Her to Me very quickly. Since I am very clever, I need to hide Myself immediately. Therefore, I will stand here as motionless as a pillar. (He does that).
  
   rādhikā: (murdhanam anamayya kṛṣṇaṁ paśyanti. sa-vyajam). ettha kanho natthi.
  
   murdhanam-Her head; anamayya-stretching; kṛṣṇam-Kṛṣṇa; paśyanti-seeing; sa-with; vyajam-a trick; ettha-here; kanho-Kṛṣṇa; na-not; atthi-is.
  
  Rādhikā: (craning her neck, She sees Kṛṣṇa, but pretends not to see Him. (As a trick, She says) Kṛṣṇa is not here...
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (svāgatam) distya na dṛṣṭo 'smi.
  
   svāgatam-aside; distya-by good fortune; na-not; dṛṣṭaḥ-seen; asmi-I have been.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (aside) Fortunately She does not see Me.
  
   rādhikā: (sa-smitam) eso nilamani kilo jjevva rehadi.
  
   sa-with; smitam-a smile; eso-this; nilamani- sapphire; kilo-colomn; jjevva-only; rehadi-shine.
  
  Rādhikā: (smiling) There is only a shining sapphire pillar.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: nunaṁ ghanandhakarato nahaṁ pratyabhijnataḥ.
  
   nunam-certainly; ghana-dense; andhakarataḥ-because of the blinding darkness; na-not; aham-I am; pratyabhijnataḥ-recognized.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Because of the dense, blinding dakness, She did not recognize Me.
  
   rādhikā: amhahe ujjalada indanila-kilassa.
  
   amhahe-aha!; ujjalada-the splendor; indanila-of sapphires; kilassa-of the column.
  
  Rādhikā: Ah, the splendor of this sapphire pillar!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-harsam apavarya)
  re dhvanta-mandala sakhe saranagato 'smi
   vistarayasva tarasa nija-vaibhavani
  abhyasam abhyupagatapi muhur yatha sa
   navaiti maṁ nava-kuraṅga-tarangi-netra
  
   sa-with; harsam-joy; apavarya-aside; re-O; dhvanta-mandala-darkness; sakhe-O friend; sarana-at the shelter; agataḥ-arrived; asmi-I am; vistarayasva-please extend; tarasa-at once; nija-you; vaibhavani-potency; abhyasam-nearby; abhypagata-approached; api-although; muhuḥ-repeatedly; yatha-as; sa-She; na-not; avaiti-understand; nava-young; kuraṅga-deer; tarangi-with waves; netra-whose eyes.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (with bliss, He says to Himself) O darkness, My friend, I take shelter of you! Please quickly extend your influence, so that even though this girl, whose eyes are as restless as the eyes of a young doe, looks at Me at close range and for a long time, She will not recognize Me!
  
   rādhikā: (smitvā) accari-aṁ accari-am. imassa nilovalassa antarale padibimbida canda-ali lakkhi-adi.
  
   smitvā-smiling; accari-am-wonderful; accari-am-wonderful; imassa-of this; nilovalassa-a blue lotus; antarala-in the middle; padibimbida-reflected; canda-ali-a row of moons; lakkhi-adi-is seen.
  
  Rādhikā: (with a smile) O, how wonderful! How wonderful! I see many moons reflected inside this blue lotus!
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (smitaṁ kṛtvā svāgatam) kathaṁ samvidana khalu narmatanoti. (ity utthaya. prakāśam). priye satyam attha. yad ayaṁ tvad-asya-candro me hrd-vrtti-tarangesu bimbitas candravali babhuva.
  
   smitam-a smile; kṛtvā-doing; svāgatam-aside; katham-how is it?; samvidana-understanding; khalu-indeed; narma-a joke; atanoti-does; iti-thus; utthaya-rising; prakāśam-openly; priye-O beloved; satyam-the truth; attha-You speak; yat-because; tvat-of You; asya-of the face; candraḥ-the moon; me-of Me; hṛt-of the heart; vrtti-of the activities; tarangesu-on the waves; bimbitaḥ-is reflected; candra-of moons; avali-a series; babhuva-has become.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (smiles, and says to Himself) Did She really recognize Me and now She is joking? (He rises and says openly) O beloved, You speak the truth. The moon of Your face, reflected in the waves of My heart, turned into many moons!
  
   rādhikā: amhahe. kathaṁ tumaṁ jevva. tado nedaṁ accari-am.
  
   mahahe-Ah!; katham-how is it?; tumam-You; jevva-certainly; tado-then; na-not; idam-this; accari-am-wonderful.
  
  Rādhikā: Ah, it is You! Then it is not surprising.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: vilasini kim anena vislesa-sampadyena keli-narmana. tad ehi. dana-gandhina kusuma-vrndesu purna-murdhani saptaparna-kunje kṣaṇaṁ visrama-sakukhyam anubhavavah. (iti tatha sthitau).
  
   vilasini-O playful girl; kim-what is the use?; anena-of this; vislesa-with puns; sampadyena-enriched; keli-playful; narmana-joking; tat-therefore; ehi-come here; dana-gandhina-the fragrance of the meadow; kusuma-of flowers; vrndena-a multitude; purna-filled; murdhani-to the top; saptaparna-of sapta-parṇa trees; kunje-in the grove; kṣaṇam-for a moment; visrama-resting; saukhyam-with comfort or happiness; anubhavavah-let us both experience; iti-thus; tatha-in that way; sthitau-situated.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O playful girl, what is the need for all these punning jokes? Come here. Happily rest with Me for a moment in this sapta-parṇa forest bower, filled with the fragrance of many meadow flowers. (They both do that).
  
   lalitā: visahe pekkha. kanhena saṅgada pi-a-sahi. jaṁ tassa padehiṁ sammissida-iṁ eda-e pada-iṁ disanti.
  
   visahe-O Viśākhā; pekkha-look!; kanhena-by Kṛṣṇa; saṅgada-accompanied; pi-a-dear; sahi-the friend; jam-because; tassa-of Him; padehim-with the footprints; sammissaida-im-mixed; eda-e-of Her; pada-im-the footprints; disanti-are seen.
  
  Lalitā: Viśākhā, look! Our dear sakhi Rādhā met Kṛṣṇa. Here are Her footprints, along with the footprints of Kṛṣṇa.
  
   viśākhā: (padaṅkan anusṛtya sanskṛtena).
  priya-sakhi parirambhan anumukhyanubandhad
   asadṛśa-vinivesan narma-laulyorjitani
  iyam avisama-manda-nyasato jalpa-gosthiṁ
   pada-tatir iha rādhā-kṛṣṇayor atanoti
  
   pada-aṅkan-the footprints; anusṛtya-following; sanskṛtena-in Sanskrit; priay-dear; sakhi-friend; parirambhan-embraces; anumukhya-anubandhat-because of facing each other; asadṛśa-disimilar; vinivesan-footprints; narma-laulya-urjitani-playfulness; iyam-this; avisama-equal; manda-soft; nyasataḥ-foorprints; jalpa-gosthim-conversation; pada-of footprints; tatiḥ-the series; iha-here; rādhā-kṛṣṇayoḥ-of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa; atanoti-is places.
  
  Viśākhā: (following the footprints, she says) Here Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa's footprints face each other, showing that here they must have embraced. Here the footprints are placed in different directions, showing that Rādhikā must have playfully resisted Kṛṣṇa's advances. And here the footprints are equal and soft, showing that they must have had a conversation.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye nati-dure komalo 'yaṁ kanci-dhvanir udacati. tatas tusniṁ srnuvaḥ.
  
   priye-O beloved; na-not; ati-very; dure-far away; komalaḥ-delicate; ayam-this; kanci-of the sash of bells; dhvaniḥ-the sound; udancati-arises; tataḥ-therefore; tusnim-silence; srnuvaḥ-let us listen.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, I hear the soft sound of a tinkling sash of bells appearing not so far away from here. Let us be quiet and listen.
  
   viśākhā: hala vitthinna-valli-mandala-kundalide vi vana-khande pi-a-sahi-e kadhaṁ kanho turi-aṁ laddho.
  
   hala-ah!; vitthinna-covered; valli-with creepers; mandala-with circle; kundalide-encircled; vi-even; vana-khande-in this forest; pi-a-dear; sahi-e-by the friend; kadham-how?; kanho-Kṛṣṇa; turi-am-so quickly; laddho-was obtained.
  
  Viśākhā: Ah! How was our dear sakhi Rādhā able to find Kṛṣṇa so quickly in this forest overgrown with creepers?
  
   lalitā:
  garu-aṁ rama-i jahiṁ jo na tassa so ho-i dullaho bhuvane
  ma-ulantammi-rasale kalakaṇṭhi takkhanaṁ mila-i
  
  guru-greatly; rama-i-enjoys; jahim-where; jo-who; na-not; tassa-of Him; sa-He; ho-i-is; dullabo-difficult to attain; bhuvane-in the world; ma-ulantammi-budding; rasale-in a mango tree; kalakaṇṭhi-cuckoo; takkhanam-immediately; mila-i-meets.
  
  Lalitā: When this guru enjoys His pastimes, He is not hard to find in this world. When the mango tree begins to blossom, a sweet-voiced cuckoo immediately arrives.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: priye pratyasanne tava sakhyau. tad ubhe parihasisyann antarito bhavami. (iti tatha sthitah).
  
  priye-O beloved; pratyasanne-arrived; tava-You; sakhyau-two friends; tat-then; ubhe-with them; parihasisyan-joking; antaritaḥ-hidden; bhavami-I shall become; iti-thus; tatha-in that way; sthitaḥ-is situated.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: Beloved, Your two sakhis are coming here. Hiding, I shall play a joke on them. (He does that).
  
   lalitā: (parikramya puro rādhām alokya ca sa-harsam). hala kudo so na-aro.
  
   parikramya-walking; puraḥ-ahead; rādhām-Rādhā; alokya-seeing; ca-also; sa-with; harsam-happiness; hala-sakhi!; kudo-where; so-He; na-aro-the lover.
  
  Lalitā: (walking ahead, she sees Rādhā, and happily says) Sakhi, where is Your beloved?
  
   rādhikā: (sa-smitam) ka kkhu taṁ janadi.
  
   sa-with; smitam-a smile; ka-who?; kkhu-indeed; tam-Him; janadi-knows.
  
  Rādhikā: (with a smile) Who knows?
  
   lalitā: (sa-narma-smitaṁ sanskṛtena aśrītya).
  kaca mukta muktavalir api yayau nirguna-dasaṁ
   visuddhaṁ te dantacchada-yugam abhud danta-hrdaye
  abandhasit kanci tad iva sakhi yuktasi harina
   satinaṁ vaḥ kṛtyaṁ kim ucitam idaṁ gokula-bhuvam
  
   sa-with; narma-a playful; smitam-smile; sanskṛtena-of Sanskrit; aśrītya-taking shelter; kacaḥ-hair; muktaḥ-dishevelled; mukta-of pearls; avaliḥ-the string; api-even; yayau-has attained; nirguna-of being without a string; dasam-the condition; visuddham-free from red betel-nut stains; te-of You; dantacchada-of lips; yugam-the pair; abhut-has become; danta-firmly embraced; hrdaye-whose chest; abandha-untied; asit-has become; kanci-the belt; tat-therefore; iva-as if; sakhi-O friend; yukta-united; asi-You have been; harina-with Kṛṣṇa; satinam-chaste girls; vaḥ-of us; kṛtyam-to be done; kim-whether?; ucitam-proper; idam-this; gokula-bhuvam-of the residents of Gokula.
  
  Lalitā: (with a playful smile) Your hair is dishevelled, Your pearl necklace is broken, Your lips are no longer reddened with betel-nuts, Your breasts are crushed from passionate embraces, and Your belt is untied. O sakhi! It looks like You have met Hari. Is this proper for us, chaste girls of Gokula?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (puro 'nusṛtya) lalite naham aparādhyami sakhyai. vane sangopito 'smi.
  
   puraḥ-in front; anusṛtya-approaching; lalite-O Lalitā; na-not; aham-I; aparādhyami-have offended; sakhyai-your friend; vane-in the forest; sangoptitaḥ-hidden; asmi-I have been.
  
  Kṛṣṇa: (approaches) Lalitā, I have not done anything bad to Your sakhi. I was hiding in the forest.
  
   lalitā: kiṁ ti pi-a-sahi-e sangovinijjo tumam.
  
   kim-why?; ti-in this way; pi-a-dear; sahi-e-by my friend; sangovinijjo-to be hidden; tumam-You.
  
  Lalitā: Why did my dear sakhi make You hide?
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: sundari nija-kandarpa-kala-pragalbhyasyapalapaya. (ity angulya darsayan). paśya paśya.
  
   sundari-O beautiful girl; nija-own; kandarpa-amorous; kala-of pastimes; pragalbhyasya-of the boldness; apalapaya-causing to flee; iti-thus; angulya-with a finger; darsayan-indicating; paśya-look!; paśya-look!
  
  Kṛṣṇa: O beautiful girl, Her bold amorous advances made Me flee. (Pointing with His finger). Look, look!
  
  kathoragrair bhuyo vranam ajanayad vakṣasi nakhair
   balad akramanti vyakirad api maṁ piccha-racanam
  vikrsya chinnangim akṛta-vana-malaṁ ca ruciram
   idaniṁ janite na kim api puras te priya-sakhi
  
   kathora-sharp; agraiḥ-with tips; bhuyaḥ-many; vranam-a wound; ajanayat-produced; vakṣasi-on the chest; nakhaiḥ-with nails; balat-violently; akramanti-attacking; vyakirat-scattered; api-even mam-Me; piccha-racanam-crown of peacock feather; vikrsya-pulling; chinna-torn; angim-whose body; akṛta-undone; vana-of forest flowers; malam-the garland; ca-also; ruciram-very beautiful; idanim-now; janite-knows; na-not; kim api-anything; puraḥ-in the presence; te-your; priya-dear; sakhi-friend.
  
  She wounded My chest many times with the sharp tips of Her fingernails. Violently attacking Me, She scattered My peacock feather decorations, and tore apart My very beautiful garland of forest flowers. Even though She did all these things, your dear sakhi now stands before you as if She doesn't know anything about it!
  
   rādhā: (sapatrapam) huṁ appana kadu-a paraṁ duseduṁ pandidosi.
  
   sa-with; apatrapam-embarrassment; hum-indeed; appana-by Yourself; kadu-a-having done; param-another; dusedum-to lay the blame; pandidosi-You are expert.
  
  Rādhā: (embarrassed) You are expert at blaming others for what You have done Yourself!
  
   (nepathye) jaṭilā puda-manjarihim. (ity ardhokte).
  
   jaṭilā-twisted or combined together; puda-opened; manjarihim-with blossoms; iti-thus; ardha-half; ukte-spoken.
  
  (Off-stage) With their young buds joined (jaṭilā) together... (The sentence is half-finished).
  
   rādhikā: (sa-trasam) accahidaṁ accahidam. bha-aṅkari buddhi-a. ta turi-aṁ pala-emha. (iti sakhibhyaṁ saha nistranta).
  
   sa-with; trasam-fear; accahidam-great calamity; accahidam- great calamity; bha-aṅkari-frightened; buddhi-a-the old lady; ta-therefore; turi-am-quickly; pala-emha-let us flee.
  
  Rādhikā: (frightened) Ah, a great calamity! The old Jaṭilā is coming here! Let us quickly flee! (With Her two gopi-friends, Rādhā exits.)
  
   (nepathye) vihudimanto para-a-punjena hara-bhatta vi-a sava-e pphuranti satta-cchada-ppa-araḥ.
  
   vuhudimanto-opulent; para-a-of pollen; punjena-with an abundance; hara-of Lord Śiva; bhatta-the devotees; vi-a-like; sava-e-in autumn; pphuranti-manifested; sattacchada-the sapta-parna trees; ppa-araḥ-multitude.
  
  (Again the voice from the off-stage) ...and very beautiful because of the abundance of flower pollen, in autumn the multitudes of sapta-parna trees look like devotees of Lord Śiva.
  
   kṛṣṇaḥ: (sa-vailakṣyam) hanta hanta saptaparna varṇayata jatileti katudgarena batuna kadarthito 'smi. tad agre suhrn-mandalam eva prayami.
   (iti niṣkrāntaḥ sarve).
  
   sa-with; vailakṣyam-embarrassment; hanta-Ah!; hanta-Ah!; saptaparnam-a saptaparna tree; varṇayata-by describing; jaṭilā-jaṭilā; iti-thus; katu-bitter or improper; udgarena-by words; batuna-by the brahmacari; kadarthitaḥ-tormented; asmi-I am; tat-therefore; agre-in the presence; suhṛt-of friends; mandalam-the circle; eva-certainly; prayami-I shall go; iti-thus; niṣkrāntaḥ-exits; sarve-everyone.
  
   Kṛṣṇa: (confused) Alas! Madhumaṅgala used the word "jaṭilā" to describe the sapta-parna trees. These wrong words have hurt Me. I will go to My gopa-friends...
  
  (Everyone exits).
  
  
  End of Act Six
  
  
   
  Act Seven: Gaurī-tīrtha-vihāra: Pastimes at Gaurī-tīrtha
  
  
   (tatah pravisati vṛndā).
   vṛndā: (samantad avalokya)
  kadambālī jṛmbhā-bhara-parimalodgāri-pavanā
   sphuṭad-yūthī yūthī-kṛta-madhupa-gāna-praṇayinī
  naṭat-kekī-stomā mṛdula-yavasāsyā malina-bhūs
   tapante "dya svantam mama ramayati dvadasa-vani
  
   tatah-then; pravisati-enters; vṛndā-Vṛndā; tatah-then; samantat-in all directions; avalokya-looking; kadamba-of kadamba; ali-the host; jrmbha-yawning; bhara-abundance; parimala-fragrance; udgari-emitting; pavana-breeze; sphutat-blossoming; yuthi-yūthī flowers; yuthi-krta-assembled; madhupa-of bees; gana-songs; pranayini-affectionate; natat-dancing; keki-of peacocks; stoma-the host; mrdula-tender; yavasasya-with grass; malina-darkened; bhuh-the earth; tapa-ante-in autumn; adya-now; sva-anta-heart; mama-my; ramayati-delights; dvadasa-vani-the twelve forests.
  
  (Vṛndā enters).
  
  Vṛndā: (looking in all directions) The breeze carries the sweet scent of the blooming kadamba flowers, the jubilantly buzzing bees assemble on the yūthī flowers, the peacocks dance, and the earth is green with grass. Now that it is autumn, these twelve forests delight my heart!
  
   (nepathye drstim niksipya) katham asau paurnamasi nija-parna-kutiropanta-vatikayam abhimanyuna sankathayanti vartate. tad aham ksanam atraiva tistheyam.
  
   nepathye-behind the scenes; drstim-a glance; niksipya-casting; katham-why?; asau-she; paurnamasi-Paurṇamāsī; nija-own; parna-of leaves; kutira-the cottage; upanta-nearby; vatikayam-in the garden; abhimanyuna-with Abhimanyu; sankathayanti-talking; vartate-is; tat-therefore; aham-I; ksanam-for a moment; atra-here; eva-certainly; tisthayam-shall stay.
  
  (Looking off-stage) Why is Paurṇamāsī talking with Abhimanyu in the garden by her cottage? Let me wait here a moment.
  
   (pravisya tatha-bhuta paurnamasi).
   paurnamasi: vatsabhimanyo kim artham pratar evaham upasaditasmi.
  
   pravisya-entering; tatha-bhuta-in that way; paurnamasi-Paurṇamāsī: vatsa-O child; abhimanyo-Abhimanyu; kim artham-why?; pratah-early in the morning; eva-certainly; aham-I; upasadita-approached; asmi-am.
  
  (Paurṇamāsī enters.)
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Abhimanyu, my child, why have you come to me so early in the morning?
  
   abhimanyu: tujjha anam gahidum.
  
   tujjha-of you; anam-the permission; gahidum-to take.
  
  Abhimanyu: To ask your permission.
  
   paurnamasi: kasminn arthe.
  
   kasminn-in what?; arthe-matter.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: For what?
  
   abhimanyu: varisahanavi-e mahura-patthano.
  
   varisahanavi-e-of Rādhā, the daughter of Maharaja Vṛṣabhānu; mahura-to Mathurā; patthano-in the journey.
  
  Abhimanyu: To take Rādhā to Mathurā.
  
   paurnamasi: (sa-vyatham) kas tatra hetuh.
  
   sa-with; vyatham-anxiety; kah-what?; tatra-in that; hetuh-is the cause.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (with anxiety) Why?
  
   abhimanyuḥ: donham raha-mahavanam capalam jevva.
  
   donham-of the couple; raha-mahavanam-Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa; capalam-the amorous pastimes; jevva-certainly.
  
  Abhimanyu: There is a love affair between Rādhā and Mādhava.
  
   paurnamasi: vira kena tavedam varnitam.
  
   vira-O hero; kena-by whom?; tava-of you; idam-this; varnitam-was described.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: O hero, who told you such a thing?
  
   abhimanyuḥ: pi-a-va-assena govaddhanena.
  
   pi-a-dear; va-assena-by the friend; govaddhanena-Govardhana Malla.
  
  Abhimanyu: My dear friend Govardhana Malla.
  
   paurnamasi: vatsabhimanyo caturan-manyo "pi tvam anarya-buddhir asi. yena bhojendra-vallabhasya kautilya-cakrena vibhramyase.
  
   vatsa-O child; abhimanyo-O Abhimanyu; caturam-intelligent; manyah-considering yourself; api-although; tvam-you; anarya-not good; buddhih-with intelligence; asi-you are; yena-by which; bhoja-of the Bhoja dynasty; indra-of the king; vallabhasya-the beloved (Kaṁsa); kautilya-of crookedness; cakrena-by the wheel; vibhramyase-spun around.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Child Abhimanyu, although you think that you are very clever, your intelligence is not very strong. The whirlpool of Kaṁsa"s crookedness has spun you around.
  
   abhimanyuḥ: adipasiddha esa pa-utti kena va na kahijja-i.
  
   adi-very; pasiddha-famous; esa-this; pa-utti-activity; kena-by whom; va-indeed; na-not; kahijja-i-is being described.
  
  Abhimanyu: Their activities are well known. Everyone is talking about it!
  
   paurnamasi: putra nunam karnejapanam upajapena lupta-viveko "si. tad akarnaya.
  
   putra-O son; nunam-certainly; karnejapanam-of gossipers; upajapena-by the gossip; lupta-removed; vivekah-discrimination; asi-you are; tat-therefore; akarnaya-please listen.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: O son, your intelligence is stolen by the words of these gossipers. Listen.
  
   abhimanyuḥ: anavehi.
  
   anavehi-please instruct.
  
  Abhimanyu: Please instruct me.
  
   paurnamasi: vatsa yena lavanya-gandha-lava-lubdhena kamsa-sardulena svayam eva rādhā-mrgi mrgyate. tasya darunasya kamsa-sardulasya hastopari nyayyah katham asyah praksepah.
  
   vatsa-O child; yena-by whom; lavanya-of the beauty; gandha-of the fragrance; lava-for a fractional part; lubdhena-greedy; kamsa-of Kaṁsa; sardulena-by the tiger; svayam-personally; eva-certainly; rādhā-of Rādhā; mrgi-the doe; mrgyate-is sought; tasya-of him; darunasya-the cruel; kamsa-of Kaṁsa; sardulasya-tiger; hasta-upari-into the hand; vyayyah-to be placed; katham-why?; asyah-of Her; praksepah-placing.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Aroused by a small fraction of the fragrance of Her beauty, the tiger Kaṁsa is hunting the doe Rādhā. Why should you place Her in the hand of this cruel tiger?
  
   abhimanyuḥ: bha-avadi tattha cinta. so kkhu kusali suhittamo govaddhano jena vijja-mahurihim mahurindo vasi-ki-o.
  
   bha-avadi-O noble lady; tattha-there; na-not; cinta-worry; so-he; kkhu-indeed; kusali-clever; hodu-may be; suhittamo-best friend; govaddhano-Govardhana Malla; jena-by who; vijja-of knowledge; mahurihim-by the charm; mahurindo-the king of Mathurā; vasi-ki-o-is controlled.
  
  Abhimanyu: O noble lady, why are you worrying about this? With the charm of his great learning, my clever best friend Govardhana Malla keeps the king of Mathurā under his control!
  
   paurnamasi: (sa-khedam. ksanam anudhyaya). hamho dhanyanam murdhanya govinda-matur matuleyo "si. katham alpayusam gokula-dvesinam mandala-patitam alambase. tad adya kayapi maryadaya tvam paryapayitum icchami.
  
   sa-with; khedam-unhappiness; ksanam-for a moment; anudhyaya-reflecting; hamho-ah!; dhanyanam-of those who are fortunate; murdhanya-O most important one; govinda-of Kṛṣṇa; matuh-of the mother; matuleyah-the cousin; asi-you are; katham-why?; alpa-short; ayusam-of those whose lives; gokula-of Gokula; dvesinam-of the enemies; mandala-in the circle; patitam-falling; alambase-You have attained; tat-therefore; adya-now; kaya api-with a certain; maryadaya-proper conduct; tvam-you; paryapayitum-to attain; icchami-I wish.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (reflecting for a moment) O most fortunate one, you are the cousin of Govinda"s mother. How did you fall under the influence of these short-lived enemies of Gokula? Now I want you to behave properly.
  
   abhimanyuḥ: anavedu tattha-hodi.
  
   anavedu-may order; tattha-hodi-the noble lady.
  
  Abhimanyu: The noble lady may order me.
  
   paurnamasi: vatsa sa kacin matsara-kalpitapi kim-vadanti yadi tvaya natathyataya pratiyate tatah svayam eva caksusor aparoksi-krtya yathestam cestaniyam.
  
   vatsa-O child; sa-this; kacit-something; matsara-with malice; kalpita-concieved; api-even; kim-vadanti-rumor; yadi-if; tvaya-by you; na-not; atathyataya-as a lie; pratiyate-is believed; tatah-then; svayam-personally; eva-certainly; cuksusor-in the eyes; aparoksi-krtya-seeing; yatha-as; istam-desired; cestaniyam-may be performed.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: Child, if you actually do not accept that this malicious rumor is a lie, then at least investigate the matter, and if you see with your own eyes that it is true, then you may do as you wish.
  
   abhimanyuḥ: (sa-prasrayam) bha-avadi siro-gahidam de nidesa-kusumam.
  
   sa-with; prasrayam-humbleness; bha-avadi-O noble lady; siro-on the head; gahidam-taken; de-of you; nidesa-of the instruction; kusumam-the flower.
  
  Abhimanyu: (with humbleness) O noble lady, I place the flower of your words upon my head.
  
   paurnamasi: (sanandam) somanana goman atra bhuyah.
  
   sa-with; anandam-happiness; soma-moon; anana-face; go-man-the master of many cows; atra-here; bhuyah-may be.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (happily) O moon-faced one, may you become the master of many cows!
  
   abhimanyuḥ: bha-avadi amba mam puno puno bhanadi putta canda-ali-candi-accanena go-addhano jahattha-nama samvutto. ta vahudiya vitattha dikkhavijja-utti.
  
   bha-avadi-O noble lady; amba-mother; mam-to me; puno-again; puno-and again; bhanadi-says; putto-O son; canda-ali-of Candrāvalī; candi-of Durgā; accanena-by the worship; go-addhano-Govardhana Malla; jahattha-appropriate; nama-a-whose name; samvutto-has become; ta-therefore; vahudiya-wife; vitattha-in that; dikkhavijja-utti-should become initiated.
  
  Abhimanyu: O noble lady, my mother tells me again and again: "Son, because Candrāvalī worships goddess Caṇḍī, Govardhana Malla"s name has become very appropriate for him. For this reason your wife Rādhā should also become initiated into this worship.
  
   paurnamasi: mangala-mate sarva-mangalarādhāne diksitam avilambam eva varsabhanavim viddhi.
  
   mangala-auspicious; mate-whose mind; sarva-mangala-of Durgā; arādhāne-in the worship; diksitam-initiated; avilambam-without delay; eva-certainly; varsabhanavim-Rādhā, the daughter of Maharaja Vṛṣabhānu; viddhi-please know.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: O lucky one, know that very soon the daughter of Maharaja Vṛṣabhānu will be initiated into the worship of Durgā.
  
   abhimanyuḥ: bha-avadi anukampido mhi. (iti niskrantah).
  
   bha-avadi-O noble lady; anukampido-the object of kindness; mhi-I am; iti-thus; niskrantah-exits.
  
  Abhimanyu: O noble lady, you are very kind to me! (He exits).
  
   vṛndā: (parikramya) vande bhagavatim.
  
   parikramya-walking; vande-I offer respects; bhagavatim-to the noble lady.
  
  Vṛndā: (approaching) O noble lady, I offer my respectful obeisances to you.
  
   paurnamasi: (vilokya subhasirbhir abhivandya ca). vatse kamam krtarthasi. tad avedaya rādhā-madhavayor nikunja-keli-madhurim.
  
   vilokya-looking; subha-auspicious; asirbhih-with benedictions; abhivandya-greeting; ca-also; vatse-O child; kamam-to the heart"s content; krta-attained; artha-object; asi-you are; tat-therefore; avedaya-please describe; rādhā-madhavayoh-of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa; nikunja-in the forest-groves; keli-of the amorous pastimes; madhurim-the sweetness.
  
  Paurṇamāsī: (noticing Vṛndā, she greets her with words of benedictions) Child, you fulfill all my desires. Please tell me about the sweetness of Rādhā and Mādhava"s pastimes in the forest bower.
  
   vṛndā:
  sarvasvaṁ prathama-rasasya yah prathiyan
   kamsarer udayati rādhāya vilasaḥ
  vaktum ko viramati tam janah samantad
   anandas tirayati ced giram na vṛttim
  
   sarvasvam-everything; prathama-the first; rasasya-of rasa; yah-which; prathiyan-expanding; kamsa-areh-of Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Kaṁsa; udayati-manifests; rādhāya-with Rādhā; vilasah-the pastimes; vaktum-to describe; kah-who; viramati-ceases; tam-them; janah-a person; samantat-completely; anandah-bliss; tirayati-stops; cet-if; giram-of words; na-not; vṛttim-the action.
  
  Vṛndā: The pastimes of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa, the enemy of Kaṁsa, are the great treasure of conjugal love. Who would stop describing them as long as bliss does not stop His voice?
  
   paurnamasi: (sanandam) putri vrnde
  harir eṣa na ced avātariṣyan
   mathurāyāṁ madhurākṣi rādhikā ca
  abhaviṣyad iyaṁ vṛthā visṛṭir
   makarāṇkas tu viṣeṣatas tadātra
  
   sa-with; anandam-bliss; putri-O daughter; vrnde-Vṛndā; hariḥ-Kṛṣṇa; eṣaḥ-this; cet-if; avātarisyat-would have descended; mathurāyām-Mathurā district (Vṛndāvan); madhura-akṣi-lovely-eyed; rādhikā-Ṣrīmatī Rādhīkā; ca-and; abhavi