Visakha is the second most important of these eight
varistha-gopis. Her attributes, activities and resolve are all muck like
those of her friend Lalita. Visakha was born at the exact same moment as
her dear friend Srimati Radharani appeared in this world. Visakha's
garments are decorated with stars and her complexion is like lightning.
Her father is Pavana, the son of the sister of Mukhara-gopi and her mother
is Daksina-devi, the daughter of the sister of Jatila. Her husband is
Visakha-devi, the intimate friend of the divine couple,
although she is more exalted than these younger gopis (the gopi messengers
lead by Vrnda devi), also takes up the work of carrying messages between
Radha and Krsna and she is the most intelligent and expert of all the gopi
messengers. Loquacious Visakha is expert at joking with Lord Govinda and
she is the perfect counsellor of the divine couple. She is expert at all
aspects of amorous diplomacy and she knows all the arts of how to
conciliate an angered lover, how to bribe him and how to quarrel with him.
On the northeast petal of Ananga Sukhada Kunja lies
Ananda Kunja, which is cloudlike in color, and is the residence of Sri
Visakha. She is very dear to Sri Krsna and
has the bhava known
as svadhina-bhartrka. Her
dressing and decorating. Her dress resembles the
stars in the evening sky, and her complexion
is cream-colored with a tinge of red (gaurangi).
Her age is 14 years, 2 months
and 15 days. Her fatherís name is Pavana, her motherís Daksina
and her husbandís Bahuka. She is adhika-madhya,
and her home is in Yavata. She appears in
Sri Ramananda Raya.
In Sri Visakhaís yutha
the chief sakhis
are Malati, Madhavi, Candrarekha,
Subhanana, Kunjari, Harini,
Surabhi and Capala. (SGGSP)