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also known as Radharani in the northern part of India. For her deep devotion
towards Krishna, Radha is usually depicted with Krishna. Radha is sometimes
considered as the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Lord
Radha- the Embodiment of Love
The love story of
Radha-Krishna has become a legend in the Hindu mythology. The story is believed
to have taken place in the Dwapar Yuga, when both of them took birth in this
world. Radha was a cowherdess, who through her beauty and charm captivated the
heart of Lord Krishna and became his beloved goddess. Lord Krishna is considered
to be the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, whose birth was predestined.
Krishna took avatar in order to slay the demon king Kansa and to spread
happiness. During his life, Krishna met Radha and they fell in love with each
other. Krishna had a motive behind his life i.e. to kill Kansa and to fulfill
this mission; he had to face many problems. But, Radha with her intense
affection and steady devotion helped Krishna to overcome the problems.
Radha – Devotee of Krishna
Radha represents the true devotee,
both in the form of male and female. And Lord Krishna represents the divine.
Intense love of Radha for Krishna symbolizes each devotee’s passionate longing
for ultimate unification with God. With her utmost devotion towards her lord,
she became the supreme devotee of Lord Krishna. Today people remember
Radha-Krishna in a single term. However, Radha was not the consort of Lord
Krishna, but their love had united them for ever. Radha is an inescapable part
of Krishna. Without Radha, Krishna doesn’t mean anything and without Krishna,
Radha is nothing.
Radha – The Goddess
Radha has attained the
status of goddess in the Hindu Religion. Radha’s immense love and dedication
towards lord Krishna got her this position, which she truly deserves. Radha is
the heavenly queen of Krishna’s celestial world. Today, Radha is worshipped like
any other goddesses in temples.
Aum Vrashbhanujaye Vidmahe
Tanno Radha Prachodayat
The legends of
Radha-Krishna have become immortal. There are numerous legends and stories of
Radha and Krishna depicting their true love. Radha’s devotion and dedication
towards Sri Krishna is the most sincere one. Here are some legends of
Radha-Krishna portraying their love for each other.
Birthday of Radha is celebrated as Radhaashtami throughout the
country and especially in the north, with full devotion and joy. Radha Ashtami
is observed after 15 days of Janmashtami, which is celebrated as the birthday of
Lord Krishna. Radharani’s birthday is the sacred eighth day of the month of