Saturday, December 25, 2010

A write -up on Radha Krishna as falshed by me on December 24,2010.

Bishwa Nath Singh:

Once one visits the holy shrine of Shrinath Dham,he/she often comes across chanting of Jai Shri Radhe & Jai Radha Krishna( Victory of Radhe & victory of Radha Krishna0,certainly thoughts come into ones mind as why the names of those two deities are often chanted.Let us go deep into it and find reasons as why they are often chanted as holy names!


(Picture of  Raha Krishna)

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Bishwa Nath Singh :
The very holy name of Radha Krishna symbolizes the union of 'Param Brahm' and 'Prakriti. The above deities also symbolizes the eternal love relation between 'Purus' and 'Prakriti'. That is the reason as why Krishna is not seen alone but... always seen with Radha in his prime youth. As per belief of Hinduism, Radha or Sri Radharani is believed to be an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. The goddess thus is believed to be the love interest of Lord Sri Krishna as he is the avatar of Sri Hari Vishnu. Radha was accorded the status of a goddess in northern India though the consort of Sri Krishna is known to be Rukmini. In many temples of India it is goddess Radha who is depicted alongside Lord Krishna and not Rukmini. The immense love and devotion the goddess haD for Sri Krishna was the reason for her being raised to a higher celestial place. Today Radharani is worshipped like any other goddess in Indian temples along with Lord Krishna. Lord Sri Krishna is seen by Radha as the ultimate divine being while she sees herself as the devotee of her Lord Krishna .Her divine love towards the Lord Krishna is symbolic with the ultimate union of a devotee with the god. Goddess Radha Rani is held to be Lord Sri Krishna's adi shakti ( origional power) .She is supreme among the Gopis (milkmaids) and sometimes it is suggested that the gopis were merely the maid servants of Radharani and she undoubtedly held the supreme position in the heart of Sri Krishna. The relationship between Radha and Krishna is not bound by marriage but eternal love and dedication towards each other that is the point worth noting. Lord Krishna is considered as the eighth incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Most recognize him as the Supreme Being or a Poorna-Avatar meaning total manifestation of Brahman. He is depicted as a Bala Krishna (Divinity as an infant in Bhagavata Purana), as a statesman counseling Arjuna on the Kurukshetra (Bhagawad-Gita) or as in our temple in the form of a youthful Prince enthralling the world by playing flute standing next to his greatest devotee who enchants Him by her spirituality, devotion and love (Gita Govinda). Radha is considered as the feminine manifestation of divine energy. Regional forms of Sri Krishna are Sri Jagannath of Orissa, Sri Vithoba of Maharashtra and Shrinathji in Rajasthan.In the Gita Govinda Radha is depicted as a human longing for unison with the divine. It was only after the sixteenth century that the cult of Radha-Krishna grew tremendously. Radha-Krishna have today become a single term, both having no meaning without each other. Both the figures complement each other and are rarely worshipped separately. She is particularly revered in Varsana the village where she was born and in Mathura Vrindavan where Sri Krishna is believed to have taken birth and spend his golden childhood era. Though Radharani is worshipped with gaiety all throughout the year but it is on the occasion of Radhashtami when she was born,special celebrations are hel to commemorate her memories. Radha till date is believed to be the supreme devotee of Sri Krishna whom she loved & adored and thus chanting of Radha Krishna became very popular & famous in every household nd in the premisces of temoles.Let us join all to pay our humble obeisances to the lotus feet of Lord Krishna & Goddess Radha Rani and seek their bliss for well-being of all living-being of this universe!Let us pronounce and chant the holiest name of Lord Krishna & Goddess Radha Rani with all sincerity at our command! Hari Bole: Jai Radhe!


December 24,2010.

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