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Cowherd Boys
Sakhas - Four Kinds of Cowherd Boys

1) Suhåd:

(older well wishiëg friends who always accompany Kåñëa to protect Him
from any kind of daëger; includes many cousins) - Leader is Vijayäkña (son of Ambika, Kåñëa’s nurse): Also Subhadra (son of uncle Upaänanda), Kuëòala, Daëòi, Maëòala, Sunandana, Maëòi, Anandi, Maëòali Bhadra, Bholä, Bharaìga, Vira-bhadra, Mahä-guëa, Kula-vira, Mahäbhima, Divya-çakti, Suraprabha, Rana-ñöhira, and others.

2) Sakha:

(ordinary boyfriends youëger than Kåñëa who are always eager to serve Him) : Viçäla, Våñabha, Ojasvi, Deva-prañöha, Varüthapa, Mandara, Kusumäpida, Maëibandha kara, Mandara, Chandana, Kunda, Kalinda, Kulika, and others.

3) Priya Sakhä:

(dear friends of Kåñëa’s age, with whom He wrestles and stick fights) - Leader is Çrédämä (son of Våñabhanu+Kirtida); also Sudämä, Dämä, Vasudämä, Kinkini, Bhadra-sena, Amçu, Viläsi, Pundarika, Vitankäkña, Stoka Kåñëa (who is like small Kåñëa) Kala-viìka, Priyaskara, and others.

4) Priya narma-Sakhä:

(most intimate friends, from whom Kåñëa keeps no secrets - There are eight in number): Subala (son of Uncle Sunanda), Arjuna, Gaëòharva, Vasanta, Ujjwala, Kokila, Sanandana, and Vidagdha.

  • Vidusakha (boys who act as clowns): Madhumaëgala, Puspanka, Hasanka, and others.

 

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