Radha and Krishna
The highest truth has both male and female aspects. Like the sun and the sunshine, each gives meaning to the other. The male and female aspects of the Supreme Being appear together as Vishnu and Laksmi, Rama and Sita, and Krishna and Radharani.
During Krishna's childhood pastimes in Vrindavan, Radharani is His feminine counterpart. The Srimad-Bhagavatam and the books of the...
When people see a picture like the one you see here, they often ask, "Who is that girl with Krishna?" The answer is that She is Srimati Radharani, Krishna's pleasure potency. The devotees of the Krishna consciousness movement humbly try to glorify Srimati Radharani because by her mercy one can advance wonderfully in Krishna consciousness.
What is the Pleasure Potency...
Adapted from a lecture by Srila Prabhupada given on Radhastami, the appearance anniversary of Srimati Radharani, on September 18, 1969, in London:
What is the position of Srimati Radharani? We should try to understand this today and offer our obeisances to Radharani. "Radhe vrndavanesvari:"
tapta-kanchana-gaurangi radhe vrndavanesvari vrsabhanu-sute devi pranamami hari-priye
Our business is to...
The Vedic teachings say the highest truth has both male and female aspects. The female nature is called shakti ("the energy") and the male shaktiman ("the energetic"). They are one and different simultaneously, like the sun and sunshine; each gives meaning to the other. The male and female aspects of the Supreme Being are described in histories like Srimad-Bhagavatam, Ramayana and Mahabharata,...
“Krishna is the lover of Radha. He displays many amorous pastimes in the groves of Vrindavana. He is the lover of the cowherd maidens of Vraja, the holder of the great hill named Govardhana, the...
Below is the transcription of a lecture Srila Prabhupada gave on September 18, 1969 in London, on the occasion of the appearance anniversary of Srimati Radharani. The lecture is part of the Srila Prabhupada MP3 Library, which is available from our Store.
Prabhupāda: (chants maṅgalācaraṇa prayers) Today is birth, appearance day of Śrīmatī Rādhā...
The complete conception of God includes God and His energies, which exist simultaneously with Him and are in a sense identical to Him. The sum of Krishna's energies is Radha, His eternal consort. Like the sun and sunshine, Krishna and Radha are one.
Radha embodies the totality of love for Krishna. Thus She is known as the personification of Bhakti, or loving devotion to God.
Loving God is our...
This kirtan was recorded at Prabhupada Village, North Carolina, USA in June 2011.
This popular song is traditionally sung at the very least once a year, on the appearance day of Srimati Radharani, the personified internal potency of Krishna. In certain places, such as Vrindavan, this is sung every moment of every day of every year.