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Brahmavaivarta Purana says that Radha was aunt of Krishna and Radha was fourteen years elder than Krishna.

So, is it true that Radha is elder than Krishna during their marriage?

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No

Radha may not be elder than Krishna during the marriage between them. It is not true that Radha is fourteen years elder than Krishna during their marriage time.

The reason is that Krishna takes the form of teen-age youth before wedding moments

Then the Supreme Personality of Godhead became a teen-age youth splendid as a dark cloud, dressed in yellow garments, decorated with the Kaustubha gem, holding a flute, and more enchanting than a great host of Kamadevas.

[18, Chapter 16: Description of Shri Radhika's Wedding, Canto 1, Garga Samhita]

Krishna married Radha after taking the form of teen-age youth only

Brahma performed the wedding-ceremony of Lord Hari and Shri Radhika. He had Them circumambulate the sacred fire and bow down before it, and then Brahma, the knower of the Vedas, recited the seven mantras.

[32, Chapter 16: Description of Shri Radhika's Wedding, Canto 1, Garga Samhita]

After the marriage, Krishna takes his original infant form

As Radha was about to decorate Him, Lord Krishna suddenly abandoned His teen-age form and again became an infant. He became an infant crawling on the ground and crying, just as Nanda had given Him before.

[51-52, Chapter 16: Description of Shri Radhika's Wedding, Canto 1, Garga Samhita]

Thus, according to the scripture Garga Samhita, lord Krishna changes his form from infant to a teen-age youth before marriage and marriaged Radha in his teen-age youth form and then again took his original infant form after marrying Radha.

Hence it is false that Radha is fourteen years elder than Krishna during their marriage time.

  • Even as per Garg Samhita, Radha was elder than Krishna.. What's the main purpose of this Q/A? Would original age be changed if someone changes the form for time being?.. let's say many actors do double role of different ages, so can one marry a girl of higher age after such make-up (changing form)..bdw if you are searching for instances where bride's age was more, we have another Q already.. – YDS Oct 10 at 17:16
  • @YDS The purpose of Q/A is to show that the marriage doesn't happened between the infant Krishna and teen-age radha. It was between teen-age Krishna and teen-age Radha. Even the age is different before and after marriage, the age criteria was satisfied or preserved during marriage. – hanugm Oct 10 at 17:20
  • @YDS we have another Q already . Please tell me which Q you are referring to? – hanugm Oct 10 at 17:21
  • does this criteria satisfied if a boy takes form of higher age man and marry a girl of higher age..? bdw this is the Q i m referring to.. – YDS Oct 10 at 17:31
  • @YDS I am not sure about exact age during marriage. Because it was not given exactly. That is the reason for using the word may in my answer. – hanugm Oct 10 at 17:37

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