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Questions tagged [radha]

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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Why didn't Lord Krishna marry Radha?

As I have read, Lord Krishna's love for Radha was eternal. Then, why didn't he marry Radha?
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Which all early Hindu scriptures contain references about Shri Radha?

I recently read an article on the internet claiming that Shri Radha might not be real but an imaginary character and the reason they gave was that although Shri Radha has been given much preference ...
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What scriptures describe Krishna's lover Nappinnai?

Most people know about Radha, who is said to be Krishna's lover and his favorite among the Gopis, whom Krishna spent time with during his childhood in Vrindavan and Gokulam. She's revered by many ...
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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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If Radha and Krishna aren't married, why do we worship Them together, like Sita-Rama?

We all know that Lord Krishna didn't marry his lover Radha, but we still consider her as the consort of Lord Krishna. My question is why do we worship them together?
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Why be so secretive in mentioning Devi Radharani's name in Srimad Bhagavatam

It is extremely difficult for us to find the name of Devi Radharani's name in the Srimad Bhagvatam, how can this be when she was the foremost of the Gopis who were with Krishna. This even led an ...
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Were Radha and Rukmini the same person?

I saw several videos on YouTube saying that Radha and Rukmini were the same person, but from what I have read, I wasn't able to find any references about the same. Links to YouTube videos: क्या राधा...
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Madhurya bhava towards goddesses such as Radha, Parvati, etc.,

I've seen that many people do devotion in madhurya bhava (the emotion of lover-beloved) to male Gods e.g., Krishna, Shiva, Rama etc. In a similar way, can a devotee have madhurya bhava towards ...
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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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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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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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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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References of Radha in the Itihasas?

Ok, this might be a little weird question, but are there any sort of references to Srimati Radharani INDIRECTLY in the two epics we have (viz. Ramayana and Mahabharata)? Just like Brahma extols Rama ...
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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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What happened to radha when she grew up?

My question concerns radha, the companion of Krishna. I have heard that Krishna and radha were companions since childhood. But I want to know what happened to her when she grew up. Thank you
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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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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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How did Vrishbhanu (father of Radha) die? What happened to him?

How did Vrishbhanu (father of Radha) die? What happened to him? At which point of situation Vrishbhanu died? What happened to Radha after that?
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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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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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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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Is Sachi(Indrani), Radha, the consort of Krishna?

Some say that Sachi approached Vishnu to be her lover, but He refused but made her take birth as Radha in her next life. Is it true or is it some fake story created by the British?
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Did People Know of Lord Krishna BEFORE He Was Born

I'm really confused. According to this Lord Krishna episode, Lord Krishna Naming, the Sage knows that Lord Krishna lives in Go Lok with Radha. And it seems his adoptive father, Nanda knows of this. ...
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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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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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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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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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Ages of Radha and Krishna?

What are the ages of Radha and Krishna when they were in love with each other while both are not get separated?
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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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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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What is the source of Sri Radhakrsna Ganoddesha Deepika?

Sri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, one of the greatest saints of the sixteenth century, had many disciples, of whom the six Gosvamis of Vrindavana are prominent. Sri Rupa Gosvami is one among the six Gosvamis, ...
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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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Could someone tell me about Radha amd Krishna in the Devi Bhagvata Purana? [closed]

Recently, I came across the Devi Bhagvata Purana.In it were many interesting and informative texts . However, I am unable to understand the Ninth Canto of the Purana,owing to fact that I find the ...
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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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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, ...
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Where did radha go? [duplicate]

As far I have read we have been only associated with radha only during the young years of Shree Krishna so my question say is what happened to her during later years?
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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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English translation for the slokhas regarding Radha's birth

Consider the following slokhas from chapter 8: Description of Shri Radhika's Birth of canto 1 of Garga Samhita. I didn't find the translation of the following twenty slokhas any where over the ...