NV01 hṛdaya tohara jāni nahi bhelā

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Content Summary

This pada is in the voice of the dūtī, a female go-between who arranged a romantic encounter between the hero (nāyaka) and the poetic heroine (nāyikā). Here, she expresses her regret to the hero, Mādhava (erstwhile Kṛṣṇa) in arranging their encounter. She notes the visible signs of their sexual encounter upon the heroine’s body and her behaviour. She is worried about her own reputation in the village/household of the young woman for arranging this illicit affair.


  • Skt.  Rāmbhadrapur Ms. – pada 40 (BRBP ed., Vol II, 1967 14-15- Rāmbhadrapur Pada 12)
  • Skt.  *Gupta Tālapatra – pada 182

Previous Editions

  • Mitra & Majumdar 1952: 199 – pada 293
  • Subhadra Jha 1954: 3-4 – pada 1


The digital version of this text is provided by the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin (State Library of Berlin) from a Microfilm copy produced under the auspices of the German-Nepal Manuscript Cataloguing Project in cooperation with the National Archive of Nepal, where the original manuscript is located.

Digital publishing by: Christopher Diamond, Stephanie Majcher, Ian McCrabb