On the hill there is a slippery rock showing where a specific pastime was enacted in a marriage arena. There, the gopīs arranged a special kind of marriage between Lalitā and Kṛṣṇa. This should not be misunderstood as a real marriage, but rather a play marriage.
In that pastime, Kṛṣṇa was sitting beside Lalitā and the sakhīs began to play mischievously. Viśākhā and some of the other sakhīs tied Śrī Lalitā’s veil to Kṛṣṇa’s Pītāmbara (yellow shawl). Then, suddenly, on the indication of Śrīmatī Rādhikā, Raṅgadevī and other sakhīs started to sing wedding songs, while Tungavidyā and others uttered wedding mantras. The remaining sakhīs showered flowers on Śrī Kṛṣṇa and Lalitā. When Lalitā noticed that something tricky was being done to her, she tried to run away, but because she was tied to Kṛṣṇa’s Pītāmbara she could not do so. All the sakhīs then surrounded the couple and married them.
Even today, one can see the signs of the slide on the hill, as well as the markings of red lac from the gopīs’ feet. Although this pastime took place 5,000 years ago, you can still visualize these signs with your own eyes.
September 10, 2005 Mathurā