Darling Radha’s puzzling replies
(This verse in Sanskrit with Tamil commentary was posted by my scholarly friend Sri Vasi Iyengar . Having enjoyed it , I thought I will make an attempt to take it to those who do not know Tamil.Thanks my friend)
Once Lord Krishna went to see his darling Radha ,
And unfortunately the door to her house was bolted,
And Lord Krishna knocked at her door with impatience ,
And Radha came to the door and asked”Who is is please?”
Lord Krishna replied , “Hari” and since “Hari” also meant monkey,
She asked “What does Hari want to do here? Go to the garden ”
Lord Krishna became impatient and said, “Darling , It is Krishna”
Since Krishna also means black she said, “I am scared of Black monkeys calling me darling ”
By this time Lord Krishna did not know what to do and said,
“Dear pearl , do you not know , I am Madhu sudana” and Radha .
Instead of taking it as killer of Madhu , took it as “One who drinks honey”,
And so advised him “Climbing plants have flowrs with honey , go there”
And Lord Krishna became speechless , by the replies of his dear one
And let that helpless God protect us.
(Based on Sanskrit sloka
KOyam dwari? Hari , prahyupavanam saakamrukasyathra kim,
Krishnoham, Dayithe , Pibemi sutharaam Krishnadaham Vanaraath,
Muktheham Madhu sudana , pibalathaam thaameva thanveem ale ,
Itham nirvananikrutho dhayi dhayaa Hreetho Pathu va.