SRIMATI RADHARANI INTRODUCTION

SRIMATI RADHARANI
Age: 14 years 2 months 15 days
Father: Maharaja Vrsabhanu;
Mother: Kirtida devi;
Grandfather (Paternal): Mahibhanu;
Grandmother (Paternal): Sukhada devi;
Grandfather (Maternal): Indu;
Grandmother (Maternal): Mukhara devi who is also young Yasoda and                         Radha's nursemaid;
Uncles (Paternal): Ratnabhanu, Subhanu, Bhanu;
Uncles (Maternal): Bhadrakirti, Mahakirti, Kirticandra;
Aunts (Maternal): Menaka-devi, Sasthi-devi, Gauri-devi, Dhatri-devi                 and Dhataki-devi;
Mother's sister is Kirtimati-devi, whose husband is Kasa;
Father's sister is Bhanumudra-devi, whose husband is Kusa;
Brother (elder): Sridama;
Sister (younger): Ananga manjari;
Husband (so-called): Abhimanyu;
Father-in-law is Vrkagopa;
Mother-in-law: Jatila;
Sister-in-law: Kutila;
Brother-in-law: Durmada;
Eight dearest friends - Asta-Sakhis:
•    Lalita;
•    Visakha;
•    Sucitra;
•    Campakalata;
•    Ranga-devi;
•    Sudevi;
•    Tungavidya;
•    Indulekha.
(Rädhä Kåñëa Ganoddeça Dépékä  - Rupa Goswami)

Srimati Radharani appeared exactly two weeks after the appearance of Sri Krishna on the eighth day of the waxing moon of Hrsikesha  (Bhadra) mase, at noon. She was found on a lotus flower by Vrashabhanu and his wife Kirtida near the village of Barsana, a few miles away from Nandagrama. It is said that Srimati Radharani first opened her eyes only when Sri Krishna appeared before her. Until that time her eyes were closed.
"Radhika never was initiated, nor did She study or hear from a siksa guru, but still She became the teacher of the arts to all the Vraja Gopis, who astonish all the ladies of the three worlds with their skills and who give the highest satisfaction to Sauri, the ocean of all the arts!"
(Govinda Lilamrita, Krsnadasa Kaviraja Goswami 11.124)
  
Her Favorite Pets:
•    surabhi cows: Sunada, Yamuna and Bahula;
•    calf: Tuëgé
•    female monkey: Kakkhati;
•    parrots: Sükñmadhé and Subhä;
•    swan: Tuëòikeré
•    doe: Rangini;
•    chakori bird (Himalayan partridge): Carucandrika;
•    elephant: Madhuri.

Srimati Radharani,
•    wears dress made of Her youthful bluish modesty woven with syama colored threads, and also uttaria, which is red due to extreme attachment for the company of Krsna;
•    is outwardly very clever and contradictory while at heart is submissive;
•    has a complection like a yellow campaka flower and lightening;
•    Her lips are reddish due to Her deep attraction for Krsna.

Srimati Radharani is the eternal consort of Lord Sri Krsna and the embodiment of His hlädiné potency. She is known as mahäbhäva-svarüpiné, the personification of the highest ecstacy of divine love. She is the internal pleasure potency of the Lord; the incarnation of love; the queen of Vrindavan; and the crest jewel of the gopis.
The name Radha comes from the word arädhänia: One who can serve, who can worship, who can give respect, who really loves Krsna, who can render loving service.

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