Some blogs on internet say Lord Shiva (in human form "Rudra") participated in divine dance (Rasaleela) with Krishna at Vrindavan.

Did Bhagavatam or any Purana mention Shiva (Rudra) dancing with Krishna?

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  • This photo doesn't seem to be raas leela.
    – user6981
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 10:42
  • @KrishnaShweta how does it look then?
    – The Destroyer
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 10:51
  • If u see the lyrics of the devotional song I mentioned then u will understand why I said. Please have a look at that.
    – user6981
    Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 10:54

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While it is quite a popular belief (even one that I believe), according to Bhagavatam, Lord Shiva is nowhere mentioned in the Rasa Leela; He is only used as a simile like: Just like one should not imitate Lord Shiva in drinking poison, one should not imitate Lord Krsna in his Rasa Leela pastimes.

But in Vrindavana, there is a temple for Lord Gopeshvara Mahadeva, which you can read about here.

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    But legend of temple says Shiva participated in Rasaleela but Bagavatam didn't mention this. But Temples are proof to certain stories in Mythology.
    – The Destroyer
    Commented Nov 15, 2015 at 5:37
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    That is why I said, in Bhagavatam it is not there. But maybe since Shukabrahma Rshi would have become lost to the world if he said these leelas, he didn't narrate them to Parikshit.
    – Surya
    Commented Nov 15, 2015 at 6:44
  • What do you mean "lost to the world"? Commented Nov 15, 2015 at 8:10
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    @AnilKumar I wasn't saying Shiva imitated Krsna. Sukabrahma said, just like we should not imitate Shiva, we should not imitate Krsna.
    – Surya
    Commented Nov 15, 2015 at 9:10
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    I think Bhagavatam even don't mention Radha..
    – YDS
    Commented Mar 26, 2021 at 1:56

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