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Seeing Krishna <i>Aṣṭayāma Līlā Continued</i>

Margaret H. Case

in Seeing Krishna

Published in print April 2000 | ISBN: 9780195130102
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848713 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130102.003.0008
Seeing Krishna Aṣṭayāma Līlā Continued

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This chapter provides an account of the aṣṭayāma līlā from the fourth day up to the eighth day. The sixth day of the Caitanya līlā is filled with songs of Caitanya's beauty, of the need to worship him and the need to sing kīrtanas. The seventh performance of the Caitanya līlā develops the theme of Visnupriya's pain of separation from her husband. The eight day of the Krishna līlā is marked by the mahārāsa līlā, the great circle dance, considered the culmination of the Vrindaban līlās of Krishna. In the final scene of the Caitanya līlā, Caitanya asked Śrīvasa how he provides for his family if he does not work. Śrīvasa says that the Lord will provide. Caitanya, impressed promise him that he will never be poor. Finally everyone eats, and Caitanya falls asleep, surrounded by his companions.

Keywords: Holi; Krishna līlā; aṣṭayāma līlā; Vrindaban; Caitanya līlā; Jaipur; Rādhā; Krishna; mahārāsa līlā

Chapter.  7533 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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