It is believed that Krishna and Radha were meant to fall in love even before their birth. According to the legends, as a child, Radha only opened her eyes, the day Krishna was born. She was destined to see the world only when it was blessed by Krishna’s presence. She was his spiritual energy and provided him motivation for every act of his life.
Radha was the human form of Krishna’s energy. She was a devotee who loved him despite of not being able to marry him. Even though Krishna was physically unattainable, Radha merged with him in their spiritual union. Devotees should have the same relationship with their Gods. Though one might never be able to see God in his physical form but one’s trust and belief should be unshakable. He should know that God will always look after him and keep him protected. Only when an individual soul merges with the universal one, it fulfills its destination of gaining spiritual satisfaction. Thus the day also celebrates God’s connection with his devotees.
In Barsana devotees take a dip into a pond dedicated to her and named Radha Kund which usually remains close for the rest of the year. They chant her name throughout the day and people gather in large numbers to gain her blessings. Water from 27 different wells are brought to bathe Radha’s idol. In temples a special Prasad It is the sacred food that is distributed after an auspicious event or day after offering it to the Gods
is made which is a mixture of milk, clarified butter and curd. After offering it to the Goddess, it is distributed among her followers.
Aum Vrashbhanujaye Vidmahe Krishnapriyaye Dheemahi Tanno Radha Prachodayat.
By observing a fast, one is blessed with a prosperous life with health and wealth in abundance. One can also attain salvation by chanting her name. One who worships Radha with pure heart is provided with absolution for all his sins. She is also the gateway that leads to the heart of Krishna. Devotees attain a spiritual connection with Krishna only if they are dedicated to Radha too. Inner peace and contentment are also the gifts achieved by her worshippers. All negative thoughts and influences stay at bay and life becomes an easy and successful journey.