Rādhā and Krishna’s morning pastimes follow immediately after their pre-dawn pastimes. They have returned to their homes and caught a little sleep. Then…

राधांस्नात विभूषितां व्रजपयाहूतां सखीभिः प्रगे
तद्गेहे विहितान्न पाकरचनां कृष्णावशेषाशनाम्
कृष्णं बुद्धमवाप्त धेनुसदनं निर्व्यूढ गोदोहनं
सुस्नातं कृत भोजनं सहचरैस्तां चाथ तं चाश्रये

rādhāṁ snāta vibhūṣitāṁ vrajapayāhūtāṁ sakhībhiḥ prage
tad-gehe vihitānna pāka racanāṁ kṛṣṇāvaśeṣāśanām
kṛṣṇaṁ buddham avāpta dhenu sadanaṁ nirvyūḍha godohanaṁ
susnātaṁ kṛta bhojanaṁ sahacarais tāṁ cātha taṁ cāśraye

To recite this, use the same meter as the first verse of Śikṣāṣṭaka:

dhāṁ snā ta vi bhū ṣi tāṁ vra ja pa tāṁ sa khī bhiḥ pra ge
tad ge he vi hi tān na ka ra ca nāṁ kṛṣ ṇā va śe ṣā śa nām
kṛṣ ṇaṁ bud dham a vāp ta dhe nu sa da naṁ nir vyū ḍha go do ha naṁ
su snā taṁ kṛ ta bho ja naṁ sa ha ca rais tāṁ tha taṁ śra ye

Translation

At dawn, summoned by the leader of Vraja, the sakhī’s bathe and dress Rādhā 

and go to the leader’s home, where Rādhā cooks a wonderful breakfast and eats what Krishna leaves.

Krishna had woken up and gone to the cowshed in time to milk his fortunate cows

Then, after his bath, he enjoyed Rādhā’s breakfast with his friends.

My mind dwells on this. 

Comment

The “leader of Vraja” is Yaśodā. She summons Rādhā to come to her house and prepare an amazing breakfast for Krishna. So, Rādhā’s friends bathe, dress and decorate her (and themselves), and go with her to Yaśodā’s house, where they cook wonderful things.

Krishna, meanwhile, had woken up in time for his cows. There is a particular time of day that the cows should be milked, and so as not to disturb their schedule Krishna wakes up in time for it, although tired. Then, his friends and servants bathe and dress him, and he sits down to eat the breakfast Rādhā and her friends had cooked. He sits with his father, brother, and several of his friends.

After they have eaten, Yaśodā, Rādhā, her friends, etc. enjoy the meal. Rādhā specifically acquires the food left on Krishna’s plates, because it tastes like Krishna’s kisses. Some of the fortunate sakhī’s serve this meal to Rādhā and her other friends. Then they also eat.

The mind must dwell on these pastimes.

This verse summarizes chapters 2 – 4 of Govinda-līlāmṛta.

Vraja Kishor

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