By: Mahanidhi Swami

In Goloka Vrindavana, Bhagavan Sri Krishna, His divine beloved Radha, and all Their friends, families and associates have transcendental spiritual bodies. There are also spiritual, ever-lasting animals, birds, fish, trees, creepers and plants. In that eternal joyous realm, every person and every object exist solely to give pleasure to Nandanandana Sri Krishna.

Radha and Krishna also have Their favorite pet birds and animals which the Divine Pair lavish with their affection and tender loving care. O, what an incredible fortune to be Radha’s favorite bird or animal!

Let’s hear about Radha’s pets and their names, and marvel at the sweetness of Goloka Vrindavana where even animals are absorbed in serving and pleasing Radharani from moment to moment.

RADHA’S FAVORITE PETS:

Cows: Bahula, Sunada, Yamuna

Calf: a cute, chubby one named Tungi.

Monkey: an old, wrinkled, female monkey named Kakkhati, who shrieks at 4 a.m. to assist in Priya-Priyatama’s nikunja bhanga-lila.

Doe: a playful named Rangini, with large innocent eyes who prances for Priya’s pleasure.

Chakori: A bird named Charu-chandrika, who subsists on the moonshine ofChandramukhi’s radiant face.

Swan: Tundikeri; who plucks blue lotuses from Radha Kunda, and offers them to Kundeshvari to remind Her of Kunjabihari.

Peahen: Tundika

Parrots: Shubha, Sukshmadhi, Manjubhasini who sing to glorify Radha, carry messages and spy on rivals.

Vraja’s divine pashu pakhi ki jai!

Jai Jai Sri Radhe!

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