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The rajastani painting of Radhais beautiful. Her eyes are as blue as the sky. Her lips are as red as an apple. Her hands are as soft as a cusion. I myself have fallen in love with Radha.
Quotations about Radha
A collection of views by one of the Vaishnava teachers published "Srila Prabhupada’s Presentation of Srimati Radharani". by Satsvarupa dasa Goswami was added as a link. Wikidās ॐ 12:33, 7 September 2008 (UTC)
Redundancy in text above table of contents.
The first sentence and the first sentence of the last paragraph seem to present the same or very similar information as to the goddess' alternate names & identities. The last paragraph above the table of contents has three footnotes, and could be substituted for much of the first sentence, & the result rewritten a bit.
Radha/Radhika a Metaphor to Understand Lord krishna
There are two main sources which talk about lord Krishna a. HariVansha b. Shrimad Bhagwata.
The objective of writing HariVansha is to explain all the people related in any ways to Lord Krishna whereas that of Shrimad Bhagwata is to explain Bhakti towards Lord krishna.
There is no mention of Radha in HariVansha. The mention occurs only in Shrimad Bhagwat and it is so only because if one wants to understand Krishna and Bhakti towards Lord Krishna he needs to understand Radha-Krishna. It's more like saying Lord-Krishna, Veer-Krishna, Guru-Krishna, Bal-Krishna etc. in all these explanations the most better way of understanding/explaining Krishna is Radha-Krishna.
Here "Radha" is nothing but opposite of the word "Dhara". The "Dhara" or stream of incorrect rituals, karmakaandas, established understandingd and followings. Krishna throughout his life stood and fought against the incorrect things happening he saw in the societyand showed the right path and established right things. If one wants to understands Krishna he needs to understand this special title given to him as Radha-Krishna only then it would become easy to have Bhakti towards Lord Krishna.
The great scholars like Pandurang Shastri Athavle have highlighted this fact many a times.
so, people should understand this outlook and not fall for the misinterpretation of Radha as a human being with whom Krishna was in love with and get in to silly discussions like why Krishna didn't marry Radha and all! — Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 16:43, 19 August 2012 (UTC)