Srimati Rangadevi

Sri Rangadevi

Rangadevi is the seventh of the ashta sakhis (eight topmost sakhis). Her complexion is the color of a lotus filament and her garments are the color of a red rose. She is seven days younger than Srimati Radharani. Her personal qualities are much like those of Campakalata. Her parents are Karuna-devi and Rangasara.

Ranga-devi 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 Krishna

Ranga-devi's friends are expert at 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. Ranga-devi is the leader of all these gopis. Her seva is offering candana. Her home is in Yavata, and her age is 14 years, 2 months and 4 1/2 days. In Kali-yuga she appears in gaura-lila as Gadadhara Bhatta. 

The chief sakhis in Sri Rangadevi’s group are Kalakanti, Sasikala, Kamala, Prema Manjari, Madhavi, Madhura, Kamalata and Kandarpa-sundari.