The word ‘vatsa’ means a ‘calf’, and ‘khora’ means the place. Just behind Jatila’s house was where Jatila’s goshala (dairy) was situated and where Jatila was one day expertly deceived by Krishna’s friend Subala. Once feeling very angry at Krishna and being overcome with mana or lover’s pique, Radharani stayed at home and this caused great distress to Krishna. In order to help Krishna meet with Radharani, Subala came to Yavata on the pretext of searching for his lost calf. Even though the ever-watchful Jatila said she had not seen his lost calf, Subala insisted on searching in Jatila’s goshala, just in case the calf may have wondered inside along with the other cows. On entering the goshala, Subala passed right through to the other side and arrived at Radharani’s balcony. After calling Her, he explained about Krishna’s great distress and lamentation at Her absence. Feeling very sorry to hear about Krishna’s condition, Radharani immediately gave up Her anger and agreed to meet with Him, Subala then gave his own clothing to Radharani so She could disguise Herself as him and thereby sneak out of the house to meet Krishna.
After dressing-up in Subala’s clothing and wearing Subal’s trademark turban, Radharani made Her way back through the goshala. She then picked up a tiny calf and held it in front of Her in order to hide Her breasts, and very stealthily made Her way out of the goshala towards where Krishna was waiting. Seeing who she thought was Subala leaving the goshala, Jatila asked if he had found his lost calf, Radharani answered in a voice perfectly imitating Subala’s, saying that ‘he’ had certainly found his lost calf and thanked Jatila very much. On arriving at the meeting place, Krishna could not recognize Radharani who was very expertly disguised as Subala, and He immediately began lamenting before Subala the absence of His beloved Radha, thoroughly condemning Himself for having caused Her to become angry with Him and thus stay at home. Unable to tolerate the scene any longer, Radharani immediately came forward and placed Her arms around Krishna’s neck and embraced Him to Her heart’s content. Suddenly feeling the delicately soft embrace of Radharani and simultaneously smelling the exotic fragrance of Her transcendental body, Krishna immediately knew who it was and became filled with ecstatic love at once again being reunited with His beloved Radharani.