Radha Rani – The Incarnation of Devotion and Selfless Love

Radha Rani – The Incarnation of Devotion and Selfless Love

A few days after He left to Mathura, Shree Krishna sent Uddhav to Vrindavan, with a message to Mother Yashoda and the gopis, to relieve their misery and distress caused by His separation.

After conveying the message and making an attempt to appease the gpios, Uddhav asked whether they had a message for Shree Krishna.

One group of gopis said, “Inform Krishna that we are very happy.” Surprised, Uddhav asked, “But I see that you have been miserable every moment since He left. Why do you want me to convey this message?”

“It’s because we don’t want to cause him any pain, Uddhav ji,” replied the gopis. “If I told him that you are happy in his absence, would he not think that you don’t love him?” quizzed Uddhav.

“In that case, narrate to him how miserable we are, while waiting for him to return to Vrindavan,” responded a second set of gopis. “I certainly can give an account of your plight, but would that not cause distress to him?” questioned Uddhav again. Not able to come up with an adequate answer, the gopis were lost in their thoughts.

Watching the helpless gopis, Radha Rani beckoned to Uddhav and said tenderly, “Uddhav ji, you may convey any message that you wish, as long as the smile on Krishna’s face does not fade; instead, his smile should broaden as he listens to your message.”

Such is the nature of unalloyed love! Radha Rani is the quintessence of selfless devotion to Shree Krishna. She bound Shree Krishna with Her pure and illuminating, selfless love.  Vedas proclaim that it is this kind of noble, self-sacrificing love and devotion that enslaves Shree Krishna:

यस्यरेणुम् पादयोर्विश्व्भर्ता धरते मूर्धिनि रहसि प्रेमयुक्त: |

श्रस्तवेणु: कबरिम स्मरेद्यल्लीन: कृष्ण: कृतवत् तम नमाम: ||

Yasyarenum pādayōrvisvabhartā dharate mōrdhni rahasi premayukta|

Srasthavenuh kabarim smaredyallēnah Krishna kritavat tam namāma || 

(Adharva Veda – Shree Radha Tapani Upanishad , V 7)

“We pay our obeisance to the Supreme Radha Rani, whose feet dust the ruler of universes, the ardent devotee of divine love, Nandanandan, smears upon His head, in whose love, He forgets His divine splendors, and to whom He has given Himself away.”

Shree Radha Krishna are not two separate entities, they both are ONE. From time immemorial, our benevolent Supreme Lord has sent saints to the earth to guide us and instill wisdom.  At times when we failed to recognize and understand His saints, He descended upon the earth.  Like a true mother, He came to the rescue of His helpless children and showed us the path that leads to Him through Shree Radha Rani, His Yogamaya (divine energy) that descended along with Him.  Rigveda Pariśiṣṭa sheds light on the oneness of Shree Radha Krishna: Ekam Jyothi Rabhō Dvidha Radha Madhava Rōpakam – Parabrahma “The one single effulgence ‘Parabrahma’ is resplendent in two ways as Radha and Madhava.”

“She is the Mother of the universe, who bestows divine grace and grants the transcendental knowledge by which the soul can know God,” elucidates H. H. Swami Mukundananda ji.  We turned our back on Him, but He lovingly paved a path that takes us back to Him.  What a benevolent, caring, and forgiving Mother He became!  Unless we become the child at the Radha Rani’s knees, we will not be able to experience Shree Krishna’s love.  Devotion towards her gives us the complete realization of God. Our divine Mother is waiting; we just have to run into her arms, rest our head in her lap, and drown in her eternal love that purifies our heart!

This Labor Day Weekend, we at Radha Krishna Temple of Dallas, are celebrating Radhashtami that marks the appearance of Shree Radha Rani, to meditate upon her divine love and sublime virtues. Join us, to worship, glorify, and receive the grace of our ever blissful divine Mother.

For more details, visit Glorious Celebrations of Radhashtami at Radha Krishna Temple.

Jai Jai Shree Radhey!

29 Comments
  • Tulasi sahu
    Posted at 10:23h, 07 September Reply

    RADHE RADHE

  • Murali Waro
    Posted at 09:05h, 13 September Reply

    Radha Rani is the quintessence of selfless devotion to Shree Krishna. She bound Shree Krishna with Her pure and illuminating, selfless love.

  • SANJAY KUMAR BHATI
    Posted at 07:23h, 16 September Reply

    तेरी कृपा से ही कोई जाने तोहि राधे -By Jagadguru kripalu ji Maharaj. We are discussing here about Shree radhe rani it is only due to her mercy.

  • SASMITA PRADHAN
    Posted at 12:08h, 17 September Reply

    RADHEY RADHEY

  • Shruti Maggo
    Posted at 00:25h, 18 September Reply

    Jai Jai Shree Radhey!!!

  • Meena Chauhan
    Posted at 11:15h, 19 September Reply

    Shree RadheRani is the embodiment of selfless,unconditional,divine love.
    She graces the fallen souls with the warmth of her selfless love and shows us the path that leads to Shree Krishna.

  • Deepak Kumar Mohanty
    Posted at 03:40h, 20 September Reply

    Radhey Rani ki Jay. ……..

  • Meenu Kapoor
    Posted at 11:34h, 20 September Reply

    Shree Radha Rani is Yog Maya energy of Lord Shree Krishna who bestows divine grace and grants the transcendental knowledge by which the soul can know God.

  • Surbhi
    Posted at 04:55h, 21 September Reply

    Dhanya Dhanya gopi prem!!! Radha rani is the supreme form of love and we should practice to remember her every moment of our life

  • Geeta Sharma
    Posted at 13:20h, 21 September Reply

    Radha Rani is the mother of universe .Our divine mother is waiting,we just have to run into her arm,rest our head in her lap.Radha Rani ki jai.

  • Raj Singh
    Posted at 01:25h, 25 September Reply

    Shree Radha Rani is the epitome of devotion and has unflinching selfless love towards her beloved Shree Krishna. Her benevolent qualities enslaves Shree Krishna. She is the mother of Universe!

  • Tulasi
    Posted at 20:23h, 25 September Reply

    All the celebrations at the temple, especially in the presence of swami ji , are divine and unforgetable experience

  • subhrajit tripathy
    Posted at 11:17h, 27 September Reply

    meri radhey meri pyari radhey

  • Ruchir
    Posted at 16:19h, 30 September Reply

    Jai Shree Radhey !

  • subhrajit tripathy
    Posted at 17:05h, 30 September Reply

    happy dashara to all

  • subhrajit tripathy
    Posted at 19:47h, 06 October Reply

    Unless we become the child at the Radha Rani’s knees, we will not be able to experience Shree Krishna’s love.

  • Meenakshi Goyal
    Posted at 09:32h, 12 October Reply

    jai shree Radhey, prem agadhe!

  • Sushanta Kumar Mohanty
    Posted at 11:34h, 12 October Reply

    Radha Rani is the ocean of divine bliss.. The only thing we have to do to completely surrender in Radharani’s lotus feet.

  • PURNA CHANDRA BRAHMA
    Posted at 02:00h, 17 October Reply

    Kripamayi, Dayamayi Radha rani ki Jay!

  • Annapurna
    Posted at 05:39h, 18 October Reply

    Vry nice blog….Barasane bari radha rani ki jai…..

  • Murali WAro
    Posted at 13:50h, 24 October Reply

    Shree RadheRani is the embodiment of selfless,unconditional,divine love.
    She graces the fallen souls with the warmth of her selfless love and shows us the path that leads to Shree Krishna.

  • Radhe Premi
    Posted at 10:25h, 26 October Reply

    It is very hard to describe Radha Rani and Her qualities. As it is hard for any mute person to express his feeling of contentment when he eats food after 7 days, similarly it is beyond our capacity to express anything about Radha Rani. But we can experience happiness in Her name to the degree of our surrender to lotus feet of Spiritual Master. Jai Jai Shree Radhey!!

  • Surbhi Joshi
    Posted at 11:00h, 26 October Reply

    Such selfless was Gopi Prem. We should also try to practice selfless devotion towards God.

  • Babita Ram
    Posted at 23:20h, 27 October Reply

    The epitome of love for lord, the Gopi Prem!!

  • Unnati Acharya
    Posted at 00:46h, 03 November Reply

    Radhey Radhey…
    All the scriptures make us very confuse about devotion and Bhakti. I have no words to thank Swamiji for this so natural and easy language of his every articles and blogs. Its so easy to understand the mysteries of the universe.

  • Rohan Karande
    Posted at 20:15h, 04 November Reply

    What glory can we speak of our, raasik saints & Krishna’s dear-most Shri Shri RadhaRani…
    Oh RadhaRani no one, no one is as karunamai as you. Our only humble request is to grant us souls a drop of selfless divine love at the lotus feet of RadhaKrishna.

    Jai Jai Shree Radhe
    Jai Jai Shree Radhe
    Jai Jai Shree Radhe

  • Babita Ram
    Posted at 11:49h, 05 November Reply

    Radhey Radhey !!

  • Lata Srivatsan
    Posted at 09:48h, 09 November Reply

    It enlightened me the significance of Shree Radha Rani. Thank you very much.
    Radhey Radhey

  • iandkrsna
    Posted at 06:11h, 29 November Reply

    I was surprised to learn the same about your blog. There was lots of informative news in your blog.

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