FIRST MEETING OF KRISHNA AND RADHARANI – A BLISSFUL LILA!
Gaudiya Vaishnava theology includes an awareness of both the feminine and the masculine aspects of God’s personality.
The divine counterpart of Sri Krishna is known as Srimathi Radharani. They are non-different from each other, just as musk and its scent are forever merged, or as fire and heat are inseparable.
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Radha and Krishna are one, yet they have assumed two separate forms to enjoy loving pastimes.
Radha Krishna Historically, the ancient Puranas reveal much about Srimati Radharani’s manifest pastimes, even if the Srimad-Bhagavatam (10.30.28), the cream of all such Puranic literature, mentions Her name only once-with the indirect anayaradhitah, indicating that She is “the one who worships Krishna best.”
Both the Padma Purana and the Brahma-vaivarta Purana elaborate on Her pastimes of love with Krishna and reveal how the divine couple is the source of all that is.
The Brahma-vaivarta Purana, states that Radha co-creates the material world with Krishna.
FIRST MEETING OF KRISHNA AND RADHARANI
Padma Purana (Patala-khanda, Chapter 71):
Early one morning, in the country atmosphere of Vraja (ninety miles south of present-day Delhi) some fifty centuries ago, Vrishabhanu Maharaja was taking his morning bath in the holy Yamuna River.
A beautiful baby girl floated by, lying on a radiant and fully blossomed lotus.
With intense glee, he embraced the divine infant and carried Her off to his queen, Kirtida Devi.
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Radha Krishna When Kirtida saw her husband with this magnificent child, she ran over and showered little Radha with unrelenting affection.
But the king and queen quickly noticed that the baby’s eyes did not open. This naturally broke their hearts, and they prayed that God might bless Her with the power of sight.
Soon, Nanda Maharaja’s wife, Yashoda Devi, arrived from Gokula, holding young Sri Krishna in her arms. Vrishabhanu and Kirtida, now the parents of Sri Radha, greeted her with due honor, but Yashoda could not take her eyes off the newborn baby girl resting in Kirtida Devi’s arms.
Yashoda drew closer with baby Krishna, and as soon as Krishna came face to face with the baby girl, She opened Her eyes for the first time.
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Appropriately, Her first sight was the moonlike face of Her beloved Sri Krishna, and She paused as She gazed upon His lovely form.
Krishna too was overwhelmed with love as He saw before Him His eternal consort, in the guise of a baby.
In this way, the scriptures relate how the eternal divine couple go about “meeting” each other as They appear, time and again, in the material world.
As They “grow in years,” They play with loving friends, swim in the Yamuna, graze their cows, and relish each other’s loving embrace.
Sacred texts and the realizations of the sages elaborate on the details, establishing narratives that serve as virtual magnets, attracting all who hear them back to the spiritual realm.
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