Srimati Indulekha Devi

Indulekha devi

Indulekha is the sixth of the ashta sakhis (eight topmost gopis). She has a tan complexion and wears garments whose colour is like that of a pomegranate flower. She is three days younger than Srimati Radharani. Her parents are Sagara and Vela devi and her husband is Durbala. She is contrary and hot-tempered by nature. Noble Indulekha 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. In her hand she carries the auspicious messages of the divine couple. In this way She creates the good fortune of Radha and Krishna by creating Their mutual love and attraction.

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 these gopis. Her age is 14 years, 2 months and 10 1/2 days. Her principal seva is fanning The Divine Couple with a camara. In Gaura lila she appears as Vasu Ramananda.

The chief sakhis in Indulekha's group are Tungabhadra, Citralekha, Surangi, Rangavatika, Mangala, Suvicitrangi, Modini and Madana.