The sakhis are watching the restless Radha from a porch in the courtyard. Radha stares at Krishna from the entrance door of her house. She is fascinated by the sight of Krishna through the trellis. Next she is shown gazing at him from the second floor. In the background, are green hillocks, dotted with mangoes and box-like houses reminiscent of Alampur. The painting illustrates the following verses of Bihari.
jhataki chadhati utarati ata
nainku na thakati deha
bhai rahati nata kau bata
ataki nagara neha
nai lagani kula ki
sakucha bikala bhai akulai
duhun ora ainchi phirati
phiraki laun dinu jai
ita tain uta uta tain itain
chhinu na kahun thaharati
jaka na parati chakari bhai
phiri avati phiri jati
Sakhi to another sakhi:
Entangled in love,
The nayika is behaving like an acrobat
Running up and down from the attic of her house,
She does not feel tired
On one side is the pull of her newly born love
On the other is the honour of the family.
Stretched between the two she feels severely afflicted
And spends her day rotating like a pulley
She moves from one place to another,
And does not tarry even for a moment.
She has no peace of mind and like a revolving yo-yo
She is constantly in a whirl.