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  • What happened to Radha after Krishna left Vrindavan?
    What happened to Radha after Krishna left Vrindavan : Kusum Singhania
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    Mumbai: What happened to Radha after Krishna left Vrindavan? : Purans Discovered by +Don Prince
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    Did Lord Krishna marry Radha? What happened to Radha after Krishna left her? Did they meet again? These questions are always remaining a puzzle in our religious history. EvePuritans are silent about this. Srimati Radha is a mysterious character in Hinduism. Some significant facts of her life are justified to mention here in order to meet the lost truth about her. These facts are:

    a. She is an incarnation of Goddess Laxmi.
    b. The word "Srimati" is kept before her name.
    c. Her birthday is celebrated as "Radha Ashtami".
    d. She was elder than Krishna.
    e. She was in love with Krishna from her younger age.
    f. She was Krishna's most favorite.
    g. She is the strength of Krishna
    h. It is said that she had secret Gandarva marriage with Krishna.
    i. She is the principle consort of Lord Krishna.
    j. It is said that someone had cursed her to be separated from Krishna.
    k. Her parents forced her to marry with another but she protested it.
    l. She looked very beautiful.
    m. Her love to Krishna had no bound.

    There is no matter of doubt that Radha is the incarnation of Goddess Laxmi and Krishna is that of Lord Vishnu. In every incarnation Laxmi, in word of herself, can be the wife of only Vishnu. So it is absolutely right that God Brahma made Radha and Krishna get married secretly in the forest. Krishna had gone Mathura promising to Radha that he would be come back soon. But the chapter of Radha was closed then after. Radha became like a side character of a movie disappearing after the interval. Did Krishna come back to Radha? Why he married Rukmini? The question becomes more difficult which can't be answered without analyzing the life of Rukmini.
    Srimati Rukmini was the daughter of Vismaka, the king of Vidharba. She heard the story of Krishna from her early life. She loved Krishna and hopped that one day he would come, meet and marry her. But her brother Rukmi forced her to marry with Shishupal, the prince of his neighboring kingdom but she protested. She sent a letter to Krishna saying him to steal her away. She also mentioned in letter that if Krishna did not come, she would commit suicide as she loved Krishna and she could marry Krishna only. Finally, Krishna came and abducted her.

    Some questions arise here. Krishna loved Radha. He had promised Radha to come back {see how Krishna left Radha}. So Radha was waiting Krishna in Vrindavan. But instead of going to Vrindavan, Krishna went Vidharba and married Rukmini. According to this story Krishna and Rukmini had never met each other. How did Krishna become ready to marry Rukmini whom he had never seen? Rukmini was ready to die in love of Krishna. How a person can love someone so deeply without seeing? Krishna's glory was famous everywhere. Many princesses might be ready to die for him if they could get Krishna as their life partner. Could Krishna marry all of them? Never, But one letter of Rukmini easily made Krishna take risk to steal her from marriage ceremony. This proves that Krishna and Rukmini already had love relationship. They had already met each other for several times but when?

    The most reliable source of Hinduism 'Mahabharat' has clearly read Rukmini as incarnation of Goddess Laxmi and the queen of Krishna. Rukmini is also regarded as the incarnation of Radha in Hindu Society. There are many aspects of the life of Rukmini which absolutely match with the life of Radha. Some of them are:
    a. She is incarnation of Goddess Laxmi.
    b. The word "Srimati" is kept before her name.
    c. Her birthday is celebrated as "Rukmini Ashthami".
    d. She was elder than Krishna.
    e. She was in love with Krishna from her younger age.
    f. She was Krishna's most favorite.
    g. She is the strength of Krishna.
    h. She had Gandarva marriage with Krishna.
    i. She is the principle consort of Lord Krishna.
    j. It is said that she was cursed by sage Durvasa to be separated from Krishna.
    k. She was forced by her brother to marry with Sishupal but she protested.
    l. She looked very beautiful.
    m. Her love to Krishna had no bound.

    The above features give us hints that Radha and Rukmini might have been same character. They are not different at all. Rukmini is just spiritual representation of Radha. They are one. That's why when Krishna is depicted with Radha we don’t see Rukmini and when he is depicted with Rukmini we don’t see Radha both in temples and old pictures. Moreover, we can notice the idols of Rukmini and Radha. They look same. Likewise, the word 'Radha' is nowhere in any ancient scriptures including Mahabharat. Even 'Srimad Vagawat', the story of Krishna has no mention of Radha. Neither is she mentioned in any Purans written in the Chaitanya era.

    But Mahabharat describes an unknown Gopi who is the favorite of Krishna whom he plays with as a young boy. She is described as special to Krishna. And the unknown Gopi might have been Rukmini who is described as Radha in latest scriptures like Padma Puran, Gita Govinda etc. That's why till 18th century we don’t find Radha Krishna temples. We find only Krishna temples.

    Srimati Rukmini was a princess, the daughter of King Vishmaka where as Radha was a simple cowherd girl, the daughter of Vrishvanu. If Rukmini and Radha are same, then how a person can have two identities and two parents? This question can play in the mind of any one. Vishmaka may be the real parents of Rukmini. There was an evil called Putana who used to kill the children by making them suck her poisonous milk. Putana snatched a divine child Rukmini from Vidharba .But as she was flying Rukmini became excessively heavy. Putana left her into the lotus flower. Then she was found by Vrishvanu and her wife Kriti. Then they accepted her as their daughter who is renowned as Radha today. When Krishna left Vrindavan, king Vishmaka is known with this truth that Radha is his lost daughter, so he took her with him. Krishna knew it so he married Rukmini, his Radha. This is the main reason the ending of Radha is mystery whereas ending of Rukmini is clearly mentioned. There is another point to be considered that in the one hand the early life of Rukmini before she married Krishna is unknown and in the other hand Radha's story is vanished when Krishna left Vrindavan. It means when there was Radha, there was no Rukmini. Similarly, when there was Rukmini, there was no Radha. In this way it is proved that Radha and Rukmini are same.

    Krishna, infect, is all love, truth, peace, service, ideal, friendship and simplicity whereas Radha is female manifestation of those same qualities. If Krishna is sun, Radha is sunlight. If Krishna is Shaktiman, Radha is Shakti. Shree Krishna is the soul of Radha and Radha is surely soul of Shree Krishna. Shree Radha is the feminine aspects of Shree Krishna and is non-different from Krishna. They are one not different. Shree Radha is the presiding goddess of Shree Krishna and Shree Krishna is the god of Shree Radha. When we study the mythological meaning, the names Radha and Krishna have same meaning. In Krishna Story, Krishna and Radha wear dress of each other. And Radha becomes Krishna and Krishna becomes Radha. This story has clear proof and sign that they are one. The word Radha means the greatest lover and worshiper of Krishna. So Radha is Krishna's dream girl, his god and even music. Krishna finds Radha in his flute and song. And he finds Radha in his beloved. So he lovingly calls his beloved as Radha or Radhika.
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