Indulekha Sakhi Appearance


Today is the auspicious appearance day of Indulekha Sakhi. Posted above is Her darshan on Her appearance day in Mayapur. Let us meditate on Her service to Sri Sri Radha Krishna and qualities, as described in Sri Radha-Krsna Ganodesa. Indulekha is the sixth of the varistha gopis. She has a tan complexion and the color of Her garments resembles a pomegranate flower. Her parents are Sagara and Vela devi and Her husband is Durbala.

She is three days younger than Srimati Radharani and contrary to Her, she is hot-tempered by nature. She is learned in the science and mantras of the Naga sastra, which describes various methods of charming snakes. She is also learned in the Samudraka sastra, which describes the science of palmistry. She is expert at stringing various kinds of wonderful necklaces, decorating the teeth with red substances, gemology and weaving various kinds of cloth.

She carries the auspicious messages of the divine couple in Her hand. In this way, She creates the good fortune of Radha and Krsna increasing Their mutual love and attraction. The group of gopis headed by Tungabhadra-devi are the friends and neighours of Indulekha. Among these gopis is a group, headed by Palindhika-devi, which acts as messengers for the divine couple.

Indulekha devi is fully aware of the confidential secrets of the divine couple. Some of Her friends are engaged in providing ornaments for the divine couple, others provide exquisite garments and others guard the divine couple’s treasury.Indulekha devi is the leader of all the gopis engaged in these services in the various parts of Vrndavana.

On the southeastern petal of Madana-sukhada Kunja lies the golden-colored Purnendu Kunja, where Sri Indulekha lives. She has a deep love for Sri Krsna and possesses the prosita-bhartrka-bhava. She often serves Krsna by bringing Him nectar like delicious meals. Her age is 14 years, 2 months and 10 1/2 days. She is vama prakhara and her principal seva is fanning with a camara. In Gaura lila, She appears as Vasu Ramananda.

Srimati Indulekha devi sakhi ki Jai!

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