Radha - Incarnation of Shakti (Power)
Radha, also known as Radhika and Radharani was a Gopi (milkmaid). She is considered to be an incarnation of Laxmi (Goddess of Wealth and Prosperity). She was born in Barsana to Virshbanu and Keerti. She was known for her beauty and was full of youth and charm. She was humble yet her strength was her devotion.
Radha was the true devotee of Krishna, the incarnation of Lord VishnuVishnu
Vishnu is one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus and is a part of Hindu Trinity,.. (one of the Supreme Gods of Hindus, also known as the Preserver). Radha’s love for him was immeasurable. Though she was elder to him and fairer, she was the closest Gopi to him. It is believed that KrishnaKrishna
It is described that there are three aspects of the Supreme that must... had billion of Gopis, in which 16000 were prominent. Out of those RadhaRadha
Radha, also known as Radhika and Radharani was a Gopi (milkmaid)... was the superior. They both together form the absolute truth of the universe. She was his friend, adviser, companion but not his consort. Though they were not married, they had an eternal mental love, the highest form of love and because of this the two names, Radhe-Krishna are taken together. She had the purest love one could have for God and thus her name always comes before Krishna, giving her the highest position a devotee could attain.
Krishna’s motive to come to earth was to kill Kansa, an evil King. He wanted to spread peace and happiness, but he experienced that happiness only on the account of Radha. Krishna enchanted the world, and Radha enchanted him. If Krishna is the sun, then Radha is the sunshine. If Radha is the power, then Krishna is the possessor of that power. The two are inseparable, and thus Radha is also named as Govinda-mohini (the enchanter of Krishna) or Govinda-anandini (the pleaser of Krishna). Though Krishna was married to a queen named RukminiRukmini
Also known as Ruciranana (meaning one with a beautiful face) and Vaidarbhi, Rukmini is the wife of Lord Krishna.. but so true and so superior was the love of Radha that Krishna is always worshiped and depicted with his devotee and not his wife. He manifests himself in Radha and only she can please him.
The bond between Radha and Krishna is also seen as the ultimate union of a soul with God. It is the spiritual connection that a human keeps longing for.
Radha as Goddess
Her selfless dedication to Krishna brought her the title and status of Goddess. Though she is the manifestation of Shakti but only through her love, through her being the celestial queen of Krishna, she is worshiped in temples.
There are numerous temples dedicated to her name in northern India, especially in Barsana and Vrindavan. It is an important Hindu pilgrimage site where Krishna spent his childhood days. Mathura- It is a city in North Indian State, Uttar Pradesh, known for being the birthplace of Krishna ISKCON Temples It is a collection of temples, spread all are the world, dedicated to Krishna. It is an international society which has the most famous Hare Krishna organizationare devoted to Radha and Krishna all over the world. Followers come from faraway places to experience the strength of this pious bond and how people get enchanted just by chanting their names.
The day is celebrated as the birthday of Radha on the eight days of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September), according to the Hindu calendar. It comes after fifteen days of Janmashtami, which is celebrated as the birthday of Krishna. Both these days hold a significant importance and is celebrated with joy and fervor.