Sri Radhe-Krsna's playful pastimes (vihara) - Kosi(Kosivana)
Once, Sri Krsna was so eager to meet Srimati Radhika that He knocked on Her door. From inside the house, Srimati Radhika asked,"Ko'si?(Who are You?)"
Sri Krsna replied," I am Krsna."
The word krsna also happens to mean "black snake". Radhika therefore said," If You are a black snake, then why come here? Do You want to bite me? Go to the forest. You have no purpose here."
"No Priyatama, I am Ghanasyama."
Radhika decided to take ghanasyama to mean "black cloud". "If You are a black cloud, then You also are not needed here." She answered. " Do not shower rain here and muddy My courtyard. Go to the forests and fields to discharge Your rain."
"Priyatama, I am Cakri."
Cakri also means "potter". Radhika therefore said," There is no need for a cakri here. No wedding festival is being held in My house. Take Your clay pots and find a marriage celebration."
"Priyatama, I am a Madhusudana."
Radhika intentionally took the meaning of madhusudana to mean "bumblebee" and said," If You are a madhusudana, then quickly fly from here to a flower-garden and drink the nector of the flowers. There is no flower-garden here."
"Come on, I am Your beloved Hari", Krsna insisted.
Radhika interpreted hari as "monkey" or "lion", and laughingly replied," What is the need of a monkey or a lion here? Do You want to scratch Me? Quickly ran away to a dense forest. We are all scared of lions and monkeys here."
In this way, Srimati Radhika jokes with Her beloved Hari. May They be pleased with us. The place of this joking pastime is called Kosivana.