• radha-rani
    Festival,  Pastime

    Srimati Radharani is not an ordinary woman

    A lecture by Srila Prabhupada on Srimati Radharani’s Appearance Day celebrations held in Montreal on Aug 30th 1968. Srila Prabhupada on Radharani Today is our Radhashtami ceremony. I must speak now something about Radharani, and then I shall go up, reach my apartment at twelve. In the meantime, you can observe the ceremonies. Today is the birthday of Srimati Radharani. Radharani is the pleasure potency of Krishna. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Just try to understand. Krishna is the Supreme Brahman. Param brahma param dhama pavitram paramam bhavan [Bg. 10.12]. Radharani is the pleasure potency of Lord Krishna and Not An Ordinary Woman So when param brahma wants to enjoy……

  • Sri Gadadhara Pandit
    Biography,  Philosophy

    Sri Gadadhara Pandita

    “The pleasure potency of Śrī Kṛṣṇa formerly known as Vṛndāvaneśvarī is now personified in the form of Śrī Gadādhara Paṇḍita in the pastimes of Lord Caitanya Mahāprabhu.” Śrī Svarūpa Dāmodara Gosvāmī has pointed out that in the shape of Lakṣmī, the pleasure potency of Kṛṣṇa, she was formerly very dear to the Lord as Śyāmasundara-vallabhā. The same Śyāmasundara-vallabhā is now present as GadādharaPaṇḍita. Formerly, as Lalitā-sakhī, she was always devoted to Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī.”  (C.C.Adi 10.15 purport) In Pancha tattva to the left of Mahaprabhu is Gadadhara Pandita who is non-different from Radharani. Srimati Radharani is the origin of the guru-tattva in madhurya-rasa. Thus in Gaura-lila, Gadadhara Pandita heads the guru-varga…

  • Philosophy

    Srimati Radharani – The Highest Devotee Of Lord Krishna

     Lord Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. He resides in His transcendental abode Goloka Vrindavana – The topmost planet in the spiritual region called Vaikuntha. Goloka Vrindavana is an abode of bliss, of love. There every step is a dance, every word a song. Devotion to Lord Krishna is the constitutional position of all living entities. And in the spiritual abode of Lord Krishna are His devotees absorbed in different mellows of devotion to Him. In a land where Lord Krishna is the life and soul of everyone, Srimati Radaharani is the topmost devotee. More than His servants, His friends, His parents and all the cowherd damsels whose very…