by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī | 180,912 words

The English translation of the Sri Bhakti-rasamrta-sindhu verse 2.1.324; a medieval era Sanskrit book, written by Rupa Goswami (fl. 15th century) which represents a devotional (bhakti) masterpiece. In this work Goswami describes the nature and different forms of pure love (rasa) as well as various other topics on Vaishnavism and devotion.

Sanskrit text, Unicode transliteration and English translation:

वैदग्धी-सार-विस्तारः कुञ्ज-केलि-महोत्सवः ।
आरम्भो रास-लीलादेर् इह चेष्टादि-सौष्ठवम् ॥२.१.३२४॥

vaidagdhī-sāra-vistāraḥ kuñja-keli-mahotsavaḥ |
ārambho rāsa-līlāder iha ceṣṭādi-sauṣṭhavam

English translation

“The excellence of His behavior during the middle of His youth consists of a profuse concentration of charming but cunning actions, a great festival of pastimes in the groves and the beginning of the rāsa dance.”

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