Birthday of Radha is celebrated as Radhaashtami throughout the country and especially in the north, with full devotion and joy. Radha Ashtami is observed after 15 days of Janmashtami, which is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna. Radharani’s birthday is the sacred eighth day of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September). Sri Radha was born in Barsana, suburb of Mathura and appeared as the daughter of Vrishabhanu and Kirti.
Beleif on Radha Ashthami
Sri Radha was older to Lord Krishna and it is believed that the divine girl did not open her eyes until Sri Krishna was born. The relationship of Sri Krishna and Radha surpasses human concepts and is spiritual in nature. It is redundant to affirm that one may attain Krishna only through the Grace of Radha.
Hindu scriptures described that Radha and Sri Krishnas relation was a pure form of spirituality. Their sacred relationship and dedication towards each other have great spiritual energy.Vedic Literature explains that Radha is Krishna’s Spiritual Energy. Whenever the Lord incarnates, His Spiritual Energy also takes up a Female Form. Hence Hindus always worship Laxmi with Narayan, Seeta with Ram and Radha with Krishna. It is redundant to state that one may attain Krishna only through the Grace of Radha.
To understand the relationship between Shree Radha and Shree Krushna, first we have to clear the worldly impurities from our minds, which is clogging our vision. Once these impurities are removed we will understand the true meaning of SAMARPAN – Raslila…the Eternal Bliss.
It is always Shree Radha and Krishna together or simply Shree Radhakrishna. Radha exists with Shree Krushna; not without Shree Krushna. Radha represents the individual soul and Shree Krushna the universal soul. On a lower level, we say the individual soul merges with the universal soul.
In fact, Radha on seeing Shree Krushna realizes that there is nothing called the individual soul and that she is Shree Krushna.The love of Shree Radha and Shree Krushna has been immortalized in verses by many poets of yesteryear and the unparalleled love continues to inspire many.
Radha and Krishna were celestial beings and their love was eternal. Whether they were married or not, their love made them united for ever.
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