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🌼The 9 Manjaris of the 9 Sakhis

(Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj) #1
  1. :tulip: Ananga Manjari (Jahnava/Vasudha) [Radha/Gadadhar]

The 13 years old younger sister of Shri Radha, Ananga Manjari, has a complexion the color of a golden springtime ketaki flower and wears garments the color of a blue lotus just like Nitai. Her kunja is above the center of Radha Kunda and connected to the northern bank by a crystal foot bridge. In the center is a dazzling jewelled temple in the shape of a sixteen petaled lotus. Many flowers, swans and other objects carved from gems. Krsna feels great bliss in the beautiful kunja. Ananga Manjari is exquisitely beautiful and therefore it is very appropriate that she is named after Ananga [Cupid]. Her nature is vama-madhya. She is especially dear to Lalita, Vishakha, and Rupa. In gaura-Lila she appears as both Jahnava and Vasudha.

  1. :tulip: Rupa Manjari (Rupa) [Lalita/Svarupa]

In the northern part of Sri Lalita Sakhi’s kunja lies Rupollasa Kunja, where the very beautiful and graceful Sri Rupa Manjari resides. She is the foremost among the gopis known as priya-narma-sakhis. Her complexion is the color of gorochan (bright yellow), and she delights in wearing a dress the color of peacock feathers. Her age is 13 years 6 months. The panditas call her Rangana-malika. Her home is in Yavat, and she is vama-prakhara. In age, she is one day younger than Lavanga Manjari. In gaura-lila she appears as Srila Rupa Gosvami.

  1. :tulip: Vilasa Manjari (Jiva) [Vishakha/Ramananda Raya]

In the southeast part of Sri Visakha’s kunja lies the very beautiful Vilasanandada Kunja, where Sri Vilasa Manjari always remains as one of Sri Rupa Manjari’s sakhis. She has a bodily color like that of a golden ketaki flower, and her dress is the color of a bumblebee. Her nature is vama-mrdvi, and she is 4 days younger than Sri Rasa Manjari, making her age 12 years, 11 months and 26 days. In gaura-lila she is known as Sri Jiva Gosvami.

  1. :tulip: Rasa Manjari (Raghunath Bhatta) [Chitra/Govindananda]

In the western part of Sri Chitra’s kunja lies Rasananda Kunja, where the beautiful Rasa Manjari always resides. She is famous as being in all respects the life of Sri Rupa Manjari. Her dress is like the feathers of a swan, and her complexion is like a fully blossomed campaka flower. She is rich in qualities much like those of Sri Lavanga Manjari. Because she has taken shelter of Sri Rupa Manjari, she has become very dear to her. She serves as a messenger between Radha and Krsna, and she is very clever in arranging Their meeting. Her age is 13 years, and in gaura-lila, she is known as Raghunatha Bhatta Gosvami.

  1. :tulip: Rati Manjari (Raghunath Das) [Indulekha/Vasu Ramananda]

In the southern part of Sri Indulekha’s kuñja lies Ratyambuja Kuñja, where the beautiful Sri Rati Manjari always resides. Her dress is covered with stars, her complexion is like lightning, and she is daksina-mrdvi in nature. The panditas also call her Tulasi. Her age is 13 years 2 months. In Kali-yuga, in gaura-lila, she is known as Raghunatha dasa Gosvami.

  1. :tulip: Guna Manjari (Gopal Bhatta) [Champakalata/Shivananda]

In the northeastern part of Sri Champakalata’s kunja lies the beautiful Gunanandaprada Kunja, where Sri Guna Manjari always resides. Her complexion is bright like lightning, and she wears a fine silk dress the color of a red jaba flower. She is famous for her strong desire to make Rupa Manjari happy. She is three days younger than Sri Tulasi (Rati Manjari) and is the delight of Sri Krsna. She is described as being daksina-prakhara in nature. Her age is 13 years, 1 month and 27 days. In gaura-lila she is known as Sri Gopala Bhatta Gosvami.

  1. :tulip: Kasturi Manjari (Krishnadas) [Rangadevi/Govindananda Ghosh]

In the southwest corner of Sri Rangadevi’s kunja lies one more kunja, which is known as Kausturyanandada Kunja, the residence of Sri Kasturi Manjari. She wears a dress that resembles crystal, and her complexion is like pure gold. Her age is 13 years, and her nature is vama-mrdvi. In Kali-yuga, in gauranga-lila, she is known as Sri Krsnadasa Kaviraja Gosvami.

(Jahnavi dasi) #2

Nitai. Thanku so much dear Nitaipreshthji for sharing this highly
confidential article with us… I was discussing about Guru parampara
today morning… and you shared this article… Jaya ho… Thanku so much…

(Nitaisevika dasi) #3

Joy Nitaiiiii! :sob::sob::sob::sob:
This fills up the heart with so much elation just upon reading it! Thank you so so much for sharing this dearest Nitaipreshthji Gurudev. About a month ago when I first heard about this pastime of Bhaktisiddhanta Sarasvati Thakur Prabhupada’s ecstatic condition just upon taking the name of Ananga Manjari…couldn’t help feel astonished. The Nitai connection is just everywhere!!! The whole Bhaktivinoda-dhara seems to be truthfully Jahnava Nitai kripa vistaar…it is Nitai’s dhara actually. And when this confidential connection finally becomes obvious due to the boundless mercy of Jahnava Nitai’s exalted associates like Srila Nitaipreshthji Gurudev, it gives one so much pride and jubilation to gain entry into this sublime Nitai dhara by our Guru’s mercy. Thank you for sharing all these divine details of Ananga Manjari’s dearmost sevika Nayana Manjari dear Gurudev. :pray:

(Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj) #4

I am so glad that you are in bliss.

(Radhasakhi dasi) #5

Gurudev some people say that Ananga manjari is in Vishakha camp… as per Dhyanchand goswami…

(Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj) #6

No her kunja is connected to Lalita kunja in Radha Kund not to Vishakha
kunja. Besides, Bhaktivinoda Thakur himself saw Ananga and Rupa appear
before him together as the most bosom friends and take him to Lalita.

(Radhasakhi dasi) #7

And Ananga manjari samputika clashes in many ways with the teachings of the 6 goswamis…

(Bhaktiratna Sadhu Maharaj) #8

That may be because they want to show that their dhara through Raghunath
Das Goswami is higher than through Nitai. But they conveniently ignore
that it was only Nitai who awarded Das Goswami, his Manjari svarupa also
by placing His lotus feet on his head in Panihati.

(vishal nitai) #9

Joy Nitai
Dandavat pranams mg
I was under the impression that ananga manjari samputika glorifies Sri Nityananda and Ananga manjari only. Ramchand goswami took rebirth to glorify Gaura Nitai only.
Bengali is not my native language
Please enlighten further as anything related to Ananga manjari is very dear to my heart💐

(Vasudha Nitai dasi) #10

In these posts on, you will find about Ananga Manjari. Joy Nitai!