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Chiksauli / चिकसौली

Chiksauli is situated below Brahmachal-parvat and between Sankari Khor and Gahvaravan. It is the birthplace of Chitra Sakhi, one of the eight main sakhis. Chitra Sakhi's parents are Chatur Gopa and Charchita Gopi. She is married to Pithara Gopa in Javat. She is very expert at decorating and dressing Radhika in a variety of wonderful dresses and ornaments. She is also skilled in many arts, such as painting and understanding the language of animals and birds.


  • Once, Radhika, the young daughter of Vrishabhanu Maharaja, was playing here with Her girlfriends when She heard the very sweet and alluring sound of Shri Krishna's flute in the distance. She became so enchanted by that sound that She offered Her mind, body and everything to the person playing this sweet flute, and became desirous to meet Him. Radhika then saw an amazingly beautiful painting of Shri Krishna that Chitra Saki had made. She forgot all else and offered Her everything to this astonishingly beautiful person.
  • At this time, Shri Krishna and the sakhas were leaving to herd the cows. Upon seeing His supremely heart-stealing threefold-bending form , Radha could not control Her feelings and offered Herself to this handsome young man. Meanwhile Shri Krishna wandered off into the distance to graze His cows. Now in a state of great restlessness, Radhaji began to relate what was on Her mind to Her sakhis. She told Lalita, "O sakhi, I do not want to remain alive for a moment longer.
  • Honourable women dedicate their hearts to one man only. When a young girl is engaged to someone, she considers him to be her husband and thinks of no one else. But today, I have become attached to three men – the flute player, the young man in Chitra's painting and the beautiful young man taking the cows out to graze. My righteous conduct has been destroyed. What is the use of My remaining alive now?"
  • Hearing this, Lalita burst into peels of laughter and said, "O bewildered one, there is no need for You to die. These three are not different people; they are one and the same person. The man playing the sweet flute is none other than Nand-nandan Shri Krishna. He is also the one in the painting and the one who went cow herding, so what need is there for You to give up Your life?"

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Barsana Related Places

Chiksauli | Dana Garh | Gahvaravan | Mana Garh | Mayur Kuti | Sankari Khor | Vilas Garh

Kunds Of Barsana

Dohani Kund | Kirtida Kund | Krishna Kund | Mukta Kund | Vrishabhanu Kund