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Which all early Hindu scriptures contain references about Shri Radha?

Srimati Radharani is mentioned in many Puranas like the Padma, Skanda, Narada, Brahmanda, Brahmavaivarta, Matsya, Shiva Puranas as well as the Devi Bhagavatam. In the Padma Purana, her worship is ...
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Can anyone control Krishna?

Such Shlokas can be found in scriptures. For example, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) 9.4 has such shlokas (not explicitly for Radha but for all devotees in general): श्रीभगवानुवाच अहं भक्तपराधी...
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Is Radha really a Hindu goddess or not?

Yes most definitely she is a Hindu Goddess. She is mentioned in PurAnas as well as in the Tantras i.e Agamas. In Brahma Vaivarta PurAna's Prakriti Khanda, it is mentioned that a beautiful and ...
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Were Radha and Rukmini the same person?

I have also read these stories but haven't found any scriptural reference to support that assumption. They are not the same in literal terms however, in terms of their spiritual significance, Rukmini ...
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Where is the story of Radha being born blind found?

Padma Purana , Patala Khanda, Chapter 71 (5.71.29-31) describes that Vrishabhanu, the father of Sri Radha perceived her to be motionless, blind and deaf and requested the sage Narada to have a look at ...
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What scriptures describe Krishna's lover Nappinnai?

It turns out that the Harivamsa Southern Recension contains a chapter 'Krsnasya Nilaya Saha Vivahah', or the marriage of Krsna with Nila Devi. This chapter exactly tallies with the account of the ...
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Can anyone control Krishna?

In his Stotra-ratna (15), Yāmunācārya praises the Lord as follows: vasi vadanyo gunavan njuh sucir mridur dayalur madhurah sthirah samah kriti kritajnas tvam asi sva-bhavatah samasta-kalyana-...
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Was Radha aunt of Krishna?

Goddess Radha's details are not found in Mahabharata, Śrīmad-Bhāgavatam (Bhāgavata Purāṇa) and Vishnu Purana etc. Though Brahmavaivarta Purana has detailed story about Goddess Radha and the answer to ...
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How was Radhaji born? What are the names of her father and mother?

Chapter 49, Prakriti Khanda of Brahmavaivartara Purana describes birth of Radharani in detail. Cosmic Radharani, who lives eternally with Sri Krishna in Goloka Vrindavana, was cursed by Sudama to ...
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Can anyone control Krishna?

This is a recurring theme throughout the scriptures. Krishna says in the Uddhava Gita, Chapter 9 (Uddhava Gita is in the 11th book of the Bhagavata), Swami Madhavananda translator: Neither Brahma, ...
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If Radha and Krishna aren't married, why do we worship Them together, like Sita-Rama?

Besides the Brahma Vaivarta Purana mentioned in the other answer, the 39th Chapter of the 9th Book of Devi Bhagavatam also mentions the origin of both Radha and Lakshmi from Krishna: 4-33. Nârâyana ...
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What is the importance of Goddess Radha in Shaktism?

RAdhA is not a deity of Shaktism. She belongs to Vaishnavism, where she is worshipped along with Krishna. In Shaktism, the principle deities are 1. The Dasa MahAvidyAs (who are mainly worshipped ...
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Can anyone suggest mantras for worshiping Mata Sita and Sri Radha Rani?

There is Gayatri Mantras for various deities mentioned here. Gayatri mantra for Devi Radha is as follows: ॐ वृषभानुजायै विद्महे कृष्णप्रियायै धीमहि तन्नो राधा प्रचोदयात्॥ Om Vrishabhanujayai ...
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Which all early Hindu scriptures contain references about Shri Radha?

Most of the people here have given references from smritis and Tantras. But radha is mentioned in one of the 108 muktika canon upanishads. Namely Gopala tapani upanishad - "The central character ...
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What happened to wives of Lord Krishna after he left?

Only very few scholars think that Radha and Rukmani are same. Most of the scriptures say that they were different. What happened to Rukmiṇī and other major wives of lord Krishna after he left? SB 11....
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Madhurya bhava towards goddesses such as Radha, Parvati, etc.,

The purpose of devotional practices is to feel closer to one's deity or God. Closeness towards God will only increase if one thinks of God as a personal relative rather than the all powerful all ...
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From where the lyrics is taken for the following song? Shri Radhe Sharanam Mamah

It is Krishnashtakam by Brahmananda. You can read it in Sanskrit at Sanskrit Documents and English translation from Vedanta Spiritual Library. ॥ श्रीकृष्णाष्टक ब्रह्मानन्दविरचितं ॥ श्री गणेशा...
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Can anyone control Krishna?

Yes, Bhakti can control Krishna and bhakti alone can control Krishna. SB 11.14.20: My dear Uddhava, the unalloyed devotional service rendered to Me by My devotees brings Me under their control. I ...
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Why be so secretive in mentioning Devi Radharani's name in Srimad Bhagavatam

We can guess two reasons: Krishna himself likes indirect descriptions. As can be seen from Bhagavata 11.21.35: parokṣa-vādā ṛṣayaḥ parokṣaṁ mama ca priyam The Vedic seers, however, deal in ...
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Why didn't Lord Krishna marry Radha?

Krishna married Radha Along with other scriptures like Brahma vaivarta purana, Garga Samhita also contains the marriage between Radha and Krishna in detail. According to Garga Samhita, the spiritual ...
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Why didn't Lord Krishna marry Radha?

Lord Krishna didn't marry Radha because Lord Krishna wanted her to remain his sacred fire. She would never have been able to find her Kanha in Krishna Vasudev. This has been beautifully mentioned ...
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Is Radha really a Hindu goddess or not?

The 39th Chapter of the 9th Book of Devi Bhagavatam also mentions the following about the origin of both Radha and Lakshmi from Krishna: 4-33. Nârâyana said :-- Of old, in the beginning of the ...
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Is Sachi(Indrani), Radha, the consort of Krishna?

The story seems to be from the Panduranga Mahatmya of the Padma Purana, which tells the story of the Krishna deity of the Panduranga Vitthoba temple. Here's how page 22 of this book summarizes the ...
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How did Lord Vishnu complete the curse of 100 years of separation from Mahaa Lakshmi?

As per Brahmavaivarta Purana: Prakrti-Khandam: Chapter 49. Pronouncing of curse mutually by Radha and Sudama: 46 In the sacred forest of Vrndavana in the land of Bharata, Krsna the lord of the ...
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Who is the first well known saint to mention Radha in his works?

The oldest saints who were worshipers of Rādhā and Kṛṣṇa as far as we know today were Nimbarkis or Nimbarka Vaishnavas in the Nimbarka Sampradaya, see at wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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Is Radha really a Hindu goddess or not?

Radharani is Krishna’s Eternal Consort and Pleasure Potency. Radharani is actually Krishna Himself who have expanded himself. They both live in Supreme Spiritual Abode ‘Goloka Vrindavana’. Besides ...
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Why didn't Lord Krishna marry Radha?

Once Nand Baba was carrying Krishna on his shoulder for tending cows . It started raining heavily, Nand Baba was worried about krishna and cows , he saw one vandevi coming from forest, Nand Baba ...
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Why didn't Lord Krishna marry Radha?

The answer is simple. Krishna and radha were madly in love with each other.. the main purpose of krishna to take birth in this earth was to show people right way and wipe out the evil. If he got ...
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