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Radha also called Radhika, Radharani and Radhikarani, is a Hindu goddess who is almost always depicted alongside Krishna and features prominently within the theology of today's Vallabha and Gaudiya Vaishnava sects, which regards Radha as the original Goddess or Shakti.

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Mantras to get the blessing of Sri Krishna

My kula devta is radha madhav. I want to get the blessings of Sri Krishna in the endeavours of my life. What are some of the mantras which can give the blessings of radha Krishna? Thank you.
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In which Vedic Mantra of Kanvasakha Radha was mentioned?

Brahmavaivarta Purana says that Radha was mentioned in the Kanvasakha of the Vedas. Now I want to listen to the unprecedented story of Radhika as described in the Vedas and praised by you and also ...
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The role of Radha in various Vaishnava traditions

How do sampradayas other than Nimbarka or Gaudiya view the authenticity of the character of Radha?
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Is this verse from Narada Pancharatra: Rā śabdoṁ uccāraṇā bhaktoṁ bhakti mukti karātisā, dhā śabdoṁ uccāraṇe naiva dhāvata seva hare padam

I am trying to identify if this shloka Narada Pancharatra: Rā śabdoṁ uccāraṇā bhaktoṁ bhakti mukti karātisā, dhā śabdoṁ uccāraṇe naiva dhāvata seva hare padam रा शब्दों उच्चारणा भक्तों भक्ति मुक्ति ...
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reference request for verse: Satvam tatvam para tvam cha tvat tryam hanakina tritatva rupini Radha sa api Radhika

Trying to find the reference for this verse: Satvam tatvam para tvam cha tvat tryam hanakina tritatva rupini Radha sa api Radhika सत्वं तत्वं पर त्वं च त्वत त्र्यम हनकिना त्रितत्व रूपिणी राधा सापि रा...
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Are puranas, radha rani and sai baba fictional or real? [closed]

arya samaj says that puranas are manipulated after bhakti moment in 12th century. And many serials use sources from purans to write their imaginary stories. -Historical manipulation in purans ? -Was ...
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What are the evidences from scriptures behind Radha-Krishna getting (or not getting) married?

I remember there was a scene in the movie Prem Rog (1982), where Rishi Kapoor is standing in front of a Radha-Krishna temple and people are asking him what is his relationship with the female ...
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In which scripture is this Vraj Mahatmya found

This is the link. https://archive.org/details/vrajmahatmabydamodardasmathurapressmathura/page/n3/mode/1up I tried to read but didn't find the scripture's name Can someone help?
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Are there scriptural references to the celebration of Radhashtami?

It seems to be a big festival for ISKCON - I had never heard of it till I visited an ISKCON place of worship.
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Are there any ancient temples dedicated to Radha devi in the South Indian states?

Many temples dedicated to Radhika devi, beloved of Krishna, are found in Northern India. Specially in Braj mandala region of Uttar Pradesh. These temples have either local folklore significance or ...
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Does Krishna love Radha?

Does Krishna love Radha ? If yes, then why did he romance with other women also ? While Krishna has mentioned explicitly that Arjun is extremely dear to him. Has Krishna mentioned anything like this ...
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What are the different origins of Saraswathi?

It is well known from the scriptures that devathas use to manifest themselves from various origins. The origins may vary from kalpa to kalpa, but there is always an inner meaning. For example, the ...
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Did other men besides Krishna indulge in sex in Vrindavan Raasleela?

It is mentioned in the Brahmavairvata Purana that Krishna engaged in sex with Gopis in Vrindavan. My question is, did the other men of Vrindavan also indulge in sexual intercourse during the Raasleela,...
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Why does Hit Harivamsh place Radhaji above Sri Krsna?

JSRK! Why does Hit Harivamsh place Radhaji above Sri Krsna? I know they are worshipped together in all rasika sampraday, but Hitji is distinct for his view of Radharani. JAI SRI MĀ!
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Question regarding RadheKrishna

Why is there no mention of Radha in Srimad Bhagavatham. Srimad Bhagavatham doesn't seem to mention anything about Radha, What puranas mention about Radha?
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Is this true that Radha created the Mayapur Dham?

If you go by the ISKCON, Sridham Mayapur was created by Sri Radha. Here are the references (1, 2) from ISKCON. In favour of their claim, they have cited a text known as Ananta Samhita. However, the ...
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A Srivaishnavite teacher says Radha's story is in Bhagavatam, but not her name

In Tamil: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fva7PFb2bCs&t=3861s What is the basis to say that? 1:08:20 - Krishna's footsteps are seen walking alongside a woman and the woman is said to be Radha.
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a devotional sentence that uses all letters [closed]

There are a few common sentences used to practice keyboard skills, like The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog or The five boxing wizards jump quickly I wonder if there would be a similar ...
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Is Radha mentioned in Garuda Purana?

Is Radha, the consort of Sri Krishna mentioned in Garuda Purana? If yes, which chapter of which Samhita is she mentioned?
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What are good Hindi or Kannada translations of Jayadeva's Gita Govinda (Sanskrit)?

I'm looking for a verse-by-verse prose translation of Jayadeva's Gita Govinda. Similar to what Gorakhpur Gita Press has done for Valmiki Ramayanam, Mahabharata, and others. Any suggestions welcome!
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Why Radha plays such an important role in Gaudiya Vaishnavism despite her name is not mentioned anywhere in Mahabharata?

The name of Radha is not found in the Mahabharata and Harivamsha. Even Bhagavad Purana, the most sacred scripture for Gaudiya Vaishnavas, did not mention Radha. However, Radha has supreme importance ...
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Who is the avatar of whom in between both Narayan-Krishna-Hari-Nar and Lakshmi-Rukmani-Radha.?

It's gonna be a long question so please bear with me and read this question till the end. Its kind of common (though unnecessary and absurd) to have arguments between different sects like Shaivas, ...
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Is this shloka in Brahma Vaivarta Purana?

“sri radha nama mantrena murcha sanmasiki bhavetnocarreta mata spastam parikshit hit krn munih“ Is this shloka in Brahma Vaivarta Puran, if YES, then please tell the shloka/addhyay?
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Radha staying in Dwaraka

Till now, I thought that Radha generally live in Barsana and she never live in Dwaraka. But, the following statements clarify that Radha lived in Dwaraka also. After thus performing a rasa dance at ...
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The Sixty-four eternal arts of Srimati Radharani?

Can anyone share the meaning of Srimati Radharani's sixtyfour eternal arts? I have come across word for word translations, but need a simple explanation.
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Is Jayadeva's Gita Govinda a religious text for any sect?

It is supposed to be religious: http://www.ocasopress.com/jayadeva-gita-govinda.html WithJayadeva's poem became the focus of a religious sect in India. Buddhism and Hinduism sought to release the ...
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Is Radha elder than Krishna interms of age during their marriage?

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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What is the description of Radha's birth from Garga Samhita?

I want to know the description of Radha's birth from Garga Samhita. It's described in the 8th chapter of Canto 1 of Graga Samhita. I've gone through the English translation of Garga Samhita as per ...
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Where are the stories of Chandravali and Ayan found?

Where is the story of Radha’s cousin named Chandravali, and childhood friend and lover named Ayan found?
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Where is the story of Radha being born blind found?

In which scripture is the story in which Radha was originally born blind, and opened her eyes when she met Krishna found?
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Where is the full story of Radha Krishna?

In which Hindu scriptures can we find the stories related to Radha and Krishna where Krishna purified Radha from her anger, moh, jealousy, fear, ego .
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When did the worship of Sri Radha start?

Vajranava got three idols of Sri Krishna constructed and all three are in Rajasthan now.All three were recovered by the direct disciples of Mahaprabhu. But these images were worshipped without the ...
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Was Rukmini at Vrindavan when she was young?

What is the birth star of Goddess Radharani? There seems to be very few references of young Rukmini Devi. Was she at Vrindavan as Radharani during that time?
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Who is Ayan ghosh in Dwapara yuga?

Who is Ayan ghosh in Dwapara yuga? Under what circumstances and when Radha got married to Ayan?
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How did Vrishbhanu (father of Radha) life end? What happened to him?

How did Vrishbhanu (father of Radha) life end? What happened to him? At which point of situation Vrishbhanu life ended? What happened to Radha after that?
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Why do some Vaishnavas not consider Radha as Sati or the Mother of the world & mention Her only as the Hladini shakti?

The well-known pranama mantra of Sri Radha reads नवीनां हेमगौरांगीं पूर्णानन्दवतीं सतीम्। वृषभानुसुतां देवीं वन्दे राधां जगत्प्रसूम्॥ Meaning: I bow down to Goddess Radha, who is young, golden ...
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Was Radha aunt of Krishna?

In this answer, there is a statement which says that Krishna cohabited with Radha who is His aunt, And this blog also says same. So my question is, was Radha Krishna's aunt?
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Who is the first well known saint to mention Radha in his works?

Jaidev goswami in Gita Govinda mentions about Radha , are there any prior references to her? I am not asking about puranic references, but works of any acharya. Who is the first well known saint to ...
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Where does the Sri Vaishnava Acharya Ghatikasatham Ammal discuss Radha?

Unlike the Gaudiya Vaishnava and Pushtimarga sects, the Sri Vaishnava does not place much emphasis on Krishna’s lover Radha. This is for multiple reasons. First of all, Sri Vaishnavas emphasize the ...
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Can anyone control Krishna?

Lord Krishna is self-reliant and believed to depend on no one. I came across the following statements: Krishna controls the whole universe and Radha controls Krishna with love. I heard from ...
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Why do Hindus say "Radhe Krishna"?

Why do Hindus say "Radhe Krishna"? Why "Radhe" is pronounced before Krishna? Is there any story? Please tell me the story.
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What scriptures describe Radha defeating Harshana and Marshana?

Srimati Radharani is described as the Shakti of Lord Krishna in the Brahmavaivarta, Devi Bhagavata, Skanda, Padma and Narada Purana and is worshipped along with Krishna by Parashurama and Ganesha in ...
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From where the lyrics is taken for the following song? Shri Radhe Sharanam Mamah

The song found on Youtube sung by Pt. Jasraj ji Full lyrics Lyrics for Shri Radhe Sharanam Mamah by Pandit Jasraj shree radhey sharnam mamah chaturmukhadi sanstutam samasta satwatanutam ...
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To whom devi Radha rani was married? [duplicate]

Do we have any scripture, which describe the earthly marriage of Radha-ji with a person, i.e. her husband? Extra Qn: Keeping aside the leela part, would their love be considered as an affair from ...
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What happened to wives of Lord Krishna after he left?

Lord Krishna has many wifes excluding Radha or Rukumini (i assume both are same), this question says about what happens to Radha after Lord Krishna. but What happened to other wives of Lord Krishna ...
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What is the importance of Goddess Radha in Shaktism?

The 39th Chapter of the 9th Book of Devi Bhagavatam mentions the following about the origin of both Radha and Lakshmi from Krishna: 4-33. Nârâyana said :-- Of old, in the beginning of the Prâkritik ...
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Is Radha really a Hindu goddess or not? [duplicate]

I am confused about Goddess Radha's existence in the Hindu Puranas. A few books that I read mention her as Lord Krishna's lover and that she is an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi while some others ...
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How was Radhaji born? What are the names of her father and mother?

I need to know the details about the birth story of Radhaji. Yesterday I have heard from one of my relatives that Radhaji was born from Yagna Kunda like Draupadi. So Is this true or not? I also want ...
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How did Lord Vishnu complete the curse of 100 years of separation from Mahaa Lakshmi?

I heard a story about Lord Vishnu getting a curse of 100 years of separation from Mahaa Lakshmi. One Mahaa Rishi did put this curse on Vishnu when his wife was being killed by Vishnu. He said in his ...
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Can anyone suggest mantras for worshiping Mata Sita and Sri Radha Rani?

I am looking for some mantras for chanting mantras specific to Sita and radha rani.
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