Bishwa Nath Singh
Whenever, one thinks of Shri Krshna Bhakti ( devotion),Radha Rani could never be forgotten as both Lord Krishna and Radha Rani are complimentary to each other who are always remembered and cherished for their eternal love. Let us have glimpse on the life of Radha Rani and pay our humble obeisance’s to their lotus feet!
..(Picture of Radha Rani)
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Bishwa Nath Singh:
Radha Rani always remained in the thought of Krishna whereas Krishna remained in both thoughts & prayers of Radha that is a naked truth. The very name of Radha itself conveys her greatness and sacredness. If you start with ‘R’ you get Radha..., if you start with ‘A’ you get Adhar, if you start with ‘D’ you get dhara and if you read backwards, you get Aradh’. This means that the very basis of Radha is the Aradhana (Adoration) of Krishna. In olden days, Radha had gone to one of the villages, close to Barsane with her cows and in agony she sang, "There is trouble in the village and there is not a shade where I can take shelter! So I have come and I am maintaining this life breath in myself for your sake. Show Yourself atleast in my dream. My mind cannot rest even for a moment if I cannot see You. You are like my eye ball within myself, if I am to describe You. But if I have to see You, You are like a small baby who is outside me. But if I have no eyeball in me, then I can not even look at this small baby. You are the One who shows and You are the One whom I aspire to see. In your gross human form, will you show yourself to me at least once?" At that time Krishna was in Mathura. In the prayer of Radha we notice that even though there was no place for her to take shelter, yet she was maintaining her life breath solely for the sake of Krishna. While she was engaging herself in this kind of introspection, it looked to her as if her companions were playing some games. One group of gopikas were singing and saying that Gopala has returned. As soon as she heard that song, she thought that Gopala had really returned and she jumped out of the bamboo thicket into the hot sand and she was running forward to meet Gopala, not minding the heat of the sand. Radha’s bhakti was such that she was always on the banks of river Yamuna, both in the heat and in the cold. In the heat, her body was getting scorched, but she never bothered. When she was asked what she wanted from the Lord, she answered that she was content when she had Him and did not seek anything else from Him. She was singing to the Lord praying that He should come to her with the jingling of the anklets which He used to wear at the time of killing of the great serpent. She was singing in ecstasy and addressing her Lord, asking Him to come to her. In such ecstasy she dropped dead. One can understand Radha only if he/she can fathom the depth of that thirst. Radha believed that Krishna is the Adhar (Basis) and she did Aradh (worship) to Krishna in a continuous Dhara (stream). In fact she is dhara or nature which is another form of the Lord or Purusha Himself. Prakrithi is stream( dhara). One must think of it always that Radha is the becoming and Krishna is the being. There is a story about Radha and her faith in Krishna. The elders in Vrindavan who reveled in scandalizing Krishna set an ordeal for Radha to test her virtue. She was given a mud pot with hundred holes and was asked to bring water in that pot from Yamuna to her house! She was so full of Krishna consciousness that she never knew the condition of the pot. She immersed it in the river repeating the name of Krishna as usual with every intake of the breath and every exhalation. Every time the name Krishna was uttered, a hole was covered, so that by the time the pot was full, it was whole! That was the measure of her faith. Faith can affect even the inanimate objects. Bhava Sankeerthana was illustrated by Radha alone, who expressed her feelings towards God and identified herself with the Divine in every mode of devotion. She expressed her devotion in five forms (a) Serenity (Shanta),(b), Friendliness (Sakhya ),(c)Maternal Love (Vatsalya), (d) Affection( Anurag) and (e) Sweetness(Madhura) .The Radha tatwa (nomenclature) is also a deep, inscrutable one as she was ever in the contemplation of the Lord and his glory. She too saw the child Krishna as a Divine manifestation, separate from the human form. Yashoda one day was searching for Krishna, who had strayed away. She sought almost everywhere and at last she went to the house of Radha and asked for help. Radha just closed her eyes, meditated on Krishna for a while and when she called "Krishna," Krishna was there. Then, Yashoda shed tears of joy. She said, "I Love Krishna as a mother, I have a sense of egoism in me that he is my son and that I must save him from harm and give him guidance and protection but love is pure and it has no egoism prompting it.” The love of Radha and Krishna are immortal. They had eternal love in between them. Krishna left Vrindavan for Mathura at the age of ten years and seven months according to Bhagavata Purana. She was is the childhood friend and lover of Krishna. Let us join to pay our floral tribute to them and pay our humble obeisance to their lotus feet!
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thanx for adding so much to my knowledge.
.Anil Kumar :
Thanks sir for the detailed explanation. RADHE RADHE