Ranga Devi, the seventh of the varistha gopis.

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Rangadevi is the seventh of the varistha gopis.

She is seven days younger than Srimati Radharani, and is 14 years, 2 months and 4 1/2 days of age.

Her parents are Karuna-devi and Rangasara, and her husband is Vakreksana. 

Her complexion is the color of a lotus filament and her garments are red like a jaba flower.

On the southwest petal of Madana-sukhada Kunja lies the dark blue, cloudlike Sukhada Kunja, where Sri Krsna’s beloved Sri Rangadevi always resides.

She possesses the utkanthita-bhava, and in every way she is very attached to Sri Krsna.

Her seva is offering candana, and her nature is vama-madhya.

Rangadevi’s personal qualities are much like those of Campakalata.

She is always like a great ocean of coquettish words and gestures.

She is very fond of joking with her friend Srimati Radharani in the presence of Lord Krishna. 

 

Among the six activities of diplomacy she is especially expert in the fourth: patiently waiting for the enemy to make the next move.

She is an expert logician and because of previous austerities she has attained a mantra by which she can attract Lord Krsna. 

 

The chief gopis in Sri Rangadevi’s yutha are Kalakanthi, Sasikala, Kamala, Prema Manjari, Madhavi, Madhura, Kamalata and Kandarpa-sundari.

Kalakanti-devi is the leader of the eight most important friends of Ranga-devi.

These friends are all expert in the use of perfumes and cosmetics and burning aromatic incense, carrying coal during the winter and fanning the Divine Couple in the summer.

Ranga-devi’s friends are able to control the lions, deer and other wild animals in the forest. 

 

In Kali-yuga she appears in gaura-lila as Govindananda Ghosa. 

 

 

 

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