Srimati Lalita Devi

Lalita devi

Lalita is famous as Srimati Radharani's constant companion and follower. Lalita is contrary and hot-tempered by nature. Her complexion is like the yellow pigment gorocana and her garments are like peacock feathers. Her age is 14 years, 8 months and 27 days. Her mother is Saradi-devi and her father is Visoka. Her husband is named Bhairava. He is a close friend ofGovardhana-gopa. Among these most exalted gopis who are most dear to Krishna, the leader and controller is Lalita-devi. In gaura-lila, she has assumed the form of Sri Svarupa Damodara Gosvami.

Lalita-devi is full of ecstatic love for the divine couple. She is expert at arranging both Their meeting and Their conjugal struggle. Sometimes, for Radha's sake, she offends Lord Madhava.The beauty of all the other gopis appears to be conserved in the form of Lalita-devi. In an argument her mouth becomes bent with ferocious anger and she expertly speaks the most outrageous and arrogant replies.When the arrogant gopis pick a quarrel with Krishna, she is in the forefront of the conflict. When Radha and Krishna meet, she audaciously remains standing a little away from them.

The chief sakhis in Lalita’s group are Ratnarekha (or Ratnaprabha), Ratikala, Subhadra, Candrarekhika (or Bhadrarekhika), Sumukhi, Dhanistha, Kalahamsi and Kalapini.