a state of being reckless, bold or courageous. It is refering to those gopīs who have left their husbands and sons, and have abandoned all the rules and regulations of varṇāśrama-dharma. The queens in Dvārakā do not want to leave all these things; they want to follow their husbands, and the rules and regulations of varṇāśrama-dharma. That is why it is said that they give up the quality of dhṛṣṭatā and serve Kṛṣṇa just like a housewife. Those who have left all these things and who have the quality of dhṛṣṭatā are called sakhīs

The Bhaktivedanta encyclopedia. 2015.

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