Bishwanath Singh: As we celebrate Radha Jayanti today ,let us pay our humble & respectful obeisance's to the lotus feet of Goddess Radha Rani to seek Her bliss for well-being of all living -being of this universe.Let us have a glimpse of Her to cherish Her in our memories!Radha Rani also called Radhika, Radharani and Radhikarani, is the childhood frien...d and lover of Krishna in the Bhagavata Purana, and the Gita Govinda of the Vaisnava traditions of Hinduism. Radha is always depicted alongside Krishna and features prominently within the theology of today's Gaudiya Vaishnava religion, which regards Radha as the original Goddess or Shakti Radha is the principle consort of Lord Krishna who appeared originally as a result of the prayers of the Vindyachala Hills who after seeing Parvati ,the daughter of the Himalayan Mountains, desired to have a daughter who is more beautiful and whose consort could defeat Lord Shiva. It is described in Bhagavata Purana how after Durga (the daughter born of Yasoda and switched by Vasudev with Krishna at birth) was offered to King Kamsa in place of Krishna, she cursed Kamsa and then flew away to take residence in Vindyachala Hills -the magnificent temple of Vindyachala Devi remains to this day in Mirzapur, U.P. State of India. That was because a fortnight later , Radharani (Adi-Laksmi) was to appear there. Kamsa dispatched Putana to Vindhyachala to capture newly born children in the event that Krishna might appear there, as Krishna was prophesized to kill His uncle, Kamsa. Radharani appeared with her sister Chandravali and other gopis, and Putana snatched them and on her way back to Mathura as she was flying Radharani became excessively heavy as they passed over Rawal. At that time Radhrani's mother Kirtida was praying for a daughter, and just then Radharani dropped from the sky into a large lotus flower. Kirtida retrieved her and accepted her as her daughter. When Krishna killed the Putana demon as a fortnight old baby, the other gopis were retrieved from Putana's dead body by Purnamasi devi who placed them in various foster homes. Radharani was given to Brishabanu Maharaja and her sister Chandravali got separated and her identity as her sister became hidden. Chandravali became Radharani's chief rival for Krishna's affection as revealed in “Lalita-Madhava” by Srila Rupa Gosvami, the chief of Lord Caitanya's disciples.Radharani's father, Brishabanu Maharaja, had his palace in Barshana and that is where she grew up, but there is no indication that this was her birthplace.There are a number of accounts of her parentage. Her father was the king of cowherds called Vrsabhanu. Vrsabhanu was a partial incarnation of Lord Narayana while her mother Kalavati was a partial incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi.Her worship is especially prominent in Vrindavan, the place where Krishna is said to have lived. Wherein Her importance surpasses even the importance of Krishna. Radha's love for Krishna is held within Gaudiya Vaishnavism as the most perfect primarily because of its endless and unconditional nature. Thus she is the most important friend of Krishna, 'His heart and soul', and His mental companion fr all the time.In the “Vrihad-Gautamiya Tantra”, Radharani was described as the transcendental Goddess. Srimati Radharani is the direct counterpart of Lord Sri Krishna. She is the central figure for all the goddesses of fortune. She possesses all the attractiveness to attract the all-attractive Personality of Godhead. She is the primeval internal potency of the Lord Krishna.We will be failing in our duties ,if we don't pay our homage to that great personality of our ancient days and our humble & respectful obeisance's to Her lotus feet when we celebrate Her Birth Anniversary on the 15th of September on the eve of Radha Ashtmi with great fervor and devotion.
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Bishwanath Singh: Our respectful obeisance's to the lotus feet of Goddess Radha Rani whose Jayanti ( Birth Anniversary) is being celebrated all over the globe with great devotion!