Krishna’s Re-appearance In The Rāsa Arena His Divine Grace A .C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada
When Lord Krishna finally reappeared among the assembled gopis, He looked very beautiful, just befitting a person with all kinds of opulences. In the Brahma-saṁhitā it is stated, ānanda-cin-maya-rasapratibhāvitābhiḥ: Krishna alone is not particularly beautiful, but when His energy – especially His pleasure energy, represented by Radharani – expands, He looks very magnificent. The Mayavada conception of perfection—an Absolute Truth without potency— is due to insufficient knowledge. Actually, outside the exhibition of His different potencies, the Absolute Truth is not complete. Ānanda-cin-maya-rasa means that His body is a transcendental form of eternal bliss and knowledge. Krishna is always surrounded by different potencies, and therefore He is perfect and beautiful. We understand from the Brahma-saṁhitā and Skanda Purāṇa that Krishna is always surrounded by many thousands of goddesses of fortune. The gopis are all goddesses of fortune, and Krishna took them hand in hand on the bank of the Yamuna. It is said in the Skanda Purāṇa that out of many thousands of gopis, 16,000 are prominent, out of those 16,000, 108 are especially prominent, out of these 108 gopis, eight gopis are still more prominent, out of those eight gopis, Radharani and Candravali are even more prominent, and out of these two gopis, Radharani is the most prominent.
— Taken from KṚṢṆA, The Supreme Personality of Godhead » Chapter 32 : Kṛṣṇa Returns to the Gopīs.