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Srimati Radharani’s feet - Nineteen Auspicious Marks

The following are the nineteen auspicious marks that are found on the lotus feet of Srimati Radharani. These have been described by Sri Rupa Goswami in his Ujjvala Nilamani, Radha Krishna Gannoddesha Dipika, and other books. Descriptions of these auspicious marks on Radha’s feet are found in Varaha Samhita, astrological scriptures, Matsya Purana and Garuda Purana. Out of these nineteen auspicious marks on Radharani’s feet, eleven are found on her left foot while eight are present on her right foot.

Artha charu saubhagya rekhadhya
Aghahara bhaja tustin pasya yac candralekha
Valaya kusuma valli kundalakara bhagbhih
Abhidadhati nilinam atra saubhagyarekha
Vitatibhir anuviddhah susthu radham padankah
(Ujjavala Nilamani)

Radha’s auspicious marks: O destroyer of suffering! Be satisfied! Notice here! The marks on Radha’s lotus feet, endowed with groups of auspicious signs like the crescent moon, jeweled bangle, flower, creeper, and earring, reveal her hidden nature.

Eleven Marks on Radharani’s Left foot

  1. Barley corn (yavam) – This mark is found at the base of her big toe.
  2. A disc (Chakra) – Below the mark of Barley corn is the mark of a chakra.
  3. Umbrella (chhatra) – Below Chakra is found the mark of an umbrella.
  4. Bracelet (valayan) –  Below Umbrella is the mark of a Jeweled bangle.
  5. Upward line (Urdhva rekha) – A vertical line extends from the middle of her foot to the base of Her toes (juncture of her large and second toes).
  6. Lotus (padma) – at the base of the middle toe is the mark of a lotus
  7. Flag (Dhvaja) – Below the lotus is the sign of a flagpole along with a flag.
  8. Elephant Goad (ankusham) – At the base of the little toe is the mark of an elephant goad.
  9. Crescent (ardhendu) – On her heel is found the mark of a crescent (half moon).
  10. Flowery twig (valli) – Above the crescent is found a mark of a flowery twig.
  11. Flower (Pushpa) – Above flowery twig is the mark of a flower.
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Eight  Marks on Radharani’s Right Foot

  1. Conch (daram) – The mark of a conch is found at the base of her big toe.
  2. Earring (kundala) – At the base of her little toe is the mark of an earring.
  3. Mountain (parvata) – Between the middle and the second toe is the mark of a mountain.
  4. Fish (matsya) – The mark of a fish is found on her heel.
  5. Chariot (Syandanam) – Above fish is the mark of a chariot.
  6. Club (gadam) – On one side of the chariot is the mark of club
  7. Spear (saktim) – On the other side of the chariot is the mark of a spear.
  8. Sacrificial altar (vedi) – At the base of her little toe is the mark of a sacrificial altar.

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