Shri Datta Swami

Posted on: 22 Aug 2021


Is Kubja one of the 12 Gopikas who reached Goloka?

[Ms. Laxmi Thrylokya asked: Padanamaskaram Swami, I read about Kubja in Bhagavatham. She was a Trivakra (hunch backed) and Krishna miraculously made her beautiful. She became a devotee of God and also entered into Madhura Bhakti. Is she one of the 12 Gopikas who reached Goloka?]

Swami Replied: Even though Kubja is not among 12 Gopikas, she has a distinguished place in Madhura bhakti. Kubja got the grace of Krishna in becoming beautiful whereas there was no need of such grace of Krishna for Gopikas.