It Seemed She Was Offering Her Own Life Airs


Another translation:

The maidservant named Śrī Rūpa-mañjarī became joyful because she is an expert in tastefully dressing and decorating Rādhā-Mādhava[1].

One mañjarī placed a pillow behind Rādhā-Mādhava, while another covered Their bare bodies with a soft cloth. Another mañjarī gave Rādhā-Mādhava a mildly sweet, herbal wake-up tonic, which made Their eyes open wide and removed Their dizziness[2].

Another mañjarī moistened a piece of soft, expensive cloth with rose water and cleaned the kajjala, tāmbūla and lac stains on Their bodies. Rādhā-Mādhava became so effulgent that Their faces resembled mirrors reflecting Their forms[3].

One mañjarī offered Them betel. Another lovingly and gracefully offered maṅgala-ārātrika with a jeweled lamp in such a way, it seemed she was offering her own life airs millions of times to Rādhā and Krishna[4].

[1] Krishna-bhāvanāmṛtam 2.7

[2] Krishna-bhāvanāmṛtam 2.9

[3] Krishna-bhāvanāmṛtam 2.16

[4] Krishna-bhāvanāmṛtam 2.17


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