Rangadevi is the seventh of the varistha gopis. 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 Krsna.
Kalakanti-devi is the leader of the eight most
important friends of Ranga-devi. These friends are all expert in the use
of perfumes and cosmetics.
Ranga-devi's friends are expert at burning aromatic
incense, carrying coal during the winter and fanning the divine couple in
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. (SSRKGD)
On the southwest petal of Madana-sukhada
Kunja lies the dark blue, cloudlike Sukhada Kunja, where Sri Krsnaís
beloved Sri Rangadevi always resides. Her
complexion is the color of a lotus stamen, and her dress is red like a jaba
flower. She possesses the utkanthita-bhava,
and in every way she is very attached to
Sri Krsna. Her seva
is offering candana,
and her nature is vama-madhya.
Her home is in Yavata,
and her age is 14 years, 2 months and 4 1/2 days. Her motherís name is
Karuna, her fatherís Rangasagara and
her husbandís Vakreksana. In Kali-yuga she appears
as Govindananda Ghosa.
The chief gopis
in Sri Rangadeviís yutha
are Kalakanthi, Sasikala, Kamala,
Prema Manjari, Madhavi, Madhura,
Kamalata and Kandarpa-sundari. (SGGSP)