Twenty different moods of Radharani

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"twenty different moods"

Sri Caitanya-caritamrta

CC Madhya-lila

The twenty different moods of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī headed by kila-kiñcita are described as follows.
CC Madhya 8.175, Translation and Purport: “Also ornamenting Her body are the twenty kinds of ecstatic symptoms beginning with kila-kiñcita. Her transcendental qualities constitute the flower garland hanging in fullness over Her body.

The twenty different moods headed by kila-kiñcita are described as follows.

First, in connection with the body, there are bhāva (ecstasy), hāva (gestures) and helā (negligence);

in relation to the self there are śobhā (beauty), kānti (luster), dīpti (brilliance), mādhurya (sweetness), pragalbhatā (impudence), audārya (magnanimity) and dhairya (patience);

and in relation to nature there are līlā (pastimes), vilāsa (enjoyment), vicchitti (breaking off) and vibhrama (puzzlement).

There are no English equivalents for the words kila-kiñcita, moṭṭāyita and kuṭṭamita.

Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī’s flower garland consists of Her qualities and is divided into mental, verbal and bodily parts. Her attitude of forgiveness and mercy is all mental. Her talks, which are very pleasing to the ear, are verbal. The bodily qualities are age, beauty, luster and grace.
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Date of first entryNovember 10, 0008 JL +
Date of last entryNovember 10, 0008 JL +
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