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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Radha

Radha was very special to Krishna... Here is one of the most beautiful stories about Radha that i know:

Much after Vrindavan, when Krishna was relaxing with his many wives, Rukmini his head wife threw a tantrum... All the time i hear Radhe Krishna, Radhe Govind... she is not even married to you... how come no one sings about Rukmini, or for that matter any of the other of your wives?! Whats wrong with us?... etc, etc :)

Krishna listened patiently and then suddenly held his head and complained of a head ache. Now Rukmini felt sorry, and became all loving and docile again... but the head ache refused to go... Each wife had her own suggestion about what to do... some pressed feet, others did some aroma therapy, still others made pastes from herbs... 16000+ cures were presented, none worked, his head ache only grew worse...

Narada the travelling Muni then made an appearance (Besides being a Muni, he was also something of a doctor) and he examined Krishna, felt his pulse, etc and then proclaimed that Krishna was suffering from a very rare type of a headache... one that could only be cured by a Beloved of Krishna putting his or her foot on Krishna's head... Krishna was in bed moaning softly, and the wives and the courtiers of the palace had a conference... They were all beloved of Krishna, but none dared to put their foot on the Lord's head, doing so would mean an eternity in Hell! and they were pondering and wondering what to do...

... and the news reached Radha in Vrindavan about Krishna's ill health and she rushed to his palace and when appraised of everything, asked immidiately to be taken to Krishna, she would happily put her foot on His head... Rukmini, the other wives and the rest of the palace was aghast at her quick decision... Rukmini herself told her that if she Radha did that, she would burn in hell forever...


If my Lord gets even one second of relief from his pain, then i will willingly go to hell forever said Radha as she ran to her Krishna and put her foot on his head, curing Him completely...

An abashed Rukmini along with all the other wives touched Radha's feet and realised how deep her love for Krishna was... and why people for centuries to come will sing Radhe Krishna!!

May our love for Guruji be like Radha's love for Krishna!

Jai Gurudeva!
love
bawa

ps More about Radha and Krishna tomorrow...  

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35 comments:

nidhi said...

Radheyyy Krishnaaaaaaaaaa.....
love.....peace........blisss..anand...........divinity........soul.......eternityyyy.......Guru Ji..twinkle ;)

Venkatesh Velugubantla said...

:)

hamsa_tachyon said...

that's a very nice blessing!

Abhi said...

i admit i never fully realized the power this story carried. i thought what is the big deal in that... But when you associated this with us and Guruji, i say, "yup! it is a very very big deal!"

Manish said...

Bau, isnt it Narada Muni ? Not - "Narayana the travelling Muni"

"May our love for Guruji be like Radha's love for Krishna" Amen! :-) :-)

Jo!! said...

really a very good story! i loved it!

radhe krishna

arun rajkumar said...

I have heard a slightly different version of this story by Guruji in Narada Bhakthi Sutra.
But the essence is the same... "I'd do anything to make my beloved happy, even if that means, rotting in hell for 14 lifetimes."
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Trinaa said...

wooow beautiful story..radha's devotion to krishna has always fascinated me...thanks for posting this xxxx...

Jatin Manaktala said...

fantastic.....

neva knew this story.... n neva even thought abt d question asked by rukmini.... this has opened my eyes to 1 thng atleast... i shld always ask questions on whteva i say whteva i sing... think n do d work... coz i always use to sing radha krishna bt neva realised tht krishna has so many gopies bt y only radha with krishna in d song????

thnx bawa for openin my eyes...

Balsree said...

Bau,

Isnt it obvious that Girl Friends gain more fame and popularity than wives ?

;-)

bhawana kapoor said...

Great Bau, par isko elaborate toh karo!..I mean explain the metaphorical meaning as well..What is the hell, what is the Radha and what is the Krishna and Rukmini in this context.
Please show me how the Director of Yes+ looked when he was learning his A B C

Ana said...

jgd bau!
this is my favorite story!
thanks for posting it!

ps- when will your blog be seen with its makeover?

gauri said...

although this story is heard by me many times, reading it again touched me....loved the picture of Radha and Krishna, they look heavenly... thanks Bau...

Vinod Patil said...

Radhe Radhe....
Awesome story. This is a superb example for everyone how our love shud be towards our MASTER. I had been to vrindavan recently and came to know that everyone there says Radhe Radhe if they wants to say excuse me, baju hat, bhaisahab... Radhe Radhe...

keerti said...

nice one there....:-)

Anonymous said...

Jgd...
I really liked dis story its very interesting. :))
Radhey...Radhey Radhey Shyam...

Monica said...

May my Love for Guruji be like Radhey's for Krishna :) Really... really.
Jai Gurudeva :)

Niranjana said...

May our love for Guruji be like Radha's love for Krishna!

Jai Gurudeva;)

Anonymous said...

Dear Bau
havent you found your Radha so far? -:)

Anonymous said...

Bawa your Radhe Shyam Radhe Shyam and frequent *adult theme* jokes suggest that you may have found your Radha :)

Anupam Gupta said...

WOW!!!!so profound...and soooooo devoted...Radha's love for Krishna was really something else naa???

i think we would be privileged if we could Love our Guruji even 10% of that...and ohh what bliss that would be!!!!

venu said...

That love of radha makes me bow. Being the love that she IS is a great blessing.

Radheshyam.

Minnie said...

:) :) You choose Amaziinnggg Pic for the post, it actually shows the Devotion and Contentment on Radha's Face :) :)

achintyanath said...

JGD Bawa. What can I do to organise an event of yours here in IIT-Kgp ? You were in Kolkata last week but it being on weekdays, very-very few of us could manage our Profs to reach there

pratiksha said...

dear bau,

even i luv ths story d most... :))

more of radha n krishna stories awaited....

can u plz write more abt Radha...coz thr r many different stories giving completely different info abt Radha...

who is radha bau???

luv,
pratiksha
JGD!!!!

Seema said...

Wow Bau, Love cannot be better described....also, the pict of Radha-Krishna is very enchanting.

love,

Minnie said...

As you wrote in the earlier post
May our love for Guruji be like Radha's love for Krishna or BETTER.. :) :) :)

Prakirtee said...

beautiful :)

nitish said...

WAOOOOOOO..........BAU SUCH A BEAUTIFUL STORY........I LOVE IT....NOW I ALSO NEED A GIRL LIKE RADHA......I WILL NOT STOP UNTIL I FOUND ONE........
PICTURE OF Radha-Krishna IS SO LOVELY......

monika said...

Hi Bawa,
It’s a very emotional story. Had tears in my eyes when I read it. I was so overwhelmed by it I read it aloud to my mom, even she was touched by it. It’s beautiful. You wrote it wonderfully. Thankyou.

Jai Gurudev

Vishal said...

no words to express . its tooooooo good.

hamsa_tachyon said...

.. the pics are soo sweet too ..

aparna said...

Wahhhhh.........

I have been wanting to listen to these kinda stories again!! :) Thanks bawa...
btw.. Radha and Krishna-> what is the sanskrit or hindi meaning?

Jai Gurudev! :) Lovely post Bawa.. Where is dinu baiyah?

jAI gURUDEV!
aPARNA

Aparna said...

:p i was seeing post by post! I gues u answered my Qs!! :) JGD!

Siddheshwar said...

thanx bauuuuuuuu
really touched,though heard before
some tears in eyes while reading.
just tooooooooo blissful with guruji's blessing.
thanx once again
jgd

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