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Did Krishna ever marry Radha?

Hare Krishna. PAMHO. AGTSP. 

I know that in the spiritual world Krishna and Radharani are eternally married. Then if the material world is supposed to be a reflection of the spiritual world then did Radha get married with Krishna when they descended?

I never found any pastime of their marriage. Any help on this topic would be helpful. Forgive me if I was offensive.

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  • Volunteer

    Radharani is the eternal consort of Krishna. They are eternally married. Their marriage is a divine -lila to please the devotees, but then there is also a reference(not in Garga Samhita) to Abhimanyu(found in Nectar of devotion), so called husband of Radharani. Radharani is known basically for parakiya bhav and Rukmini devi for Sakiya bhav, though there is no doubt that Radharani excels all in Her devotion.  May be in spiritual world their marriage took place but in material world, Radharani loved Krishna as Her paramour. There is no reference to marriage in material world.

    • Sevak

      Hare Krishna Prabhu Ji. PAMHO. AGTSP.

      Thanks for the info. Regarding the marriage of Radha to Abhimanyu, another devotee told me that their marriage took place during the year in which all the cowherd boys were held captive by Lord Brahma in a cave. Then Krishna had expanded Himself in many cowherd boys and He also expanded Himself into Abhimanyu to marry Radha. The other gopis also got married to Krishna during this year.

      Hari Bol! 

  • Volunteer

    Hare Krishna,prabhuji!!! Radharani had parakiya bhav, loving Krishna as her paramour, not as a husband (sakiya bhav). So Krishna's not marrying Radha is appropriate to Her bhav. Mahabhav is expressed fully in parakiya bhav and Radharani is the very embodiment of Mahabhav. No other consorts of Krishna could manifest such bhav. Only Radharani and gopis ,who fully soaked themselves in parakiya-rasa,could exhibit mahabhav !!

    • Sevak

      Hare Krishna Prabhu Ji. PAMHO. AGTSP.

      I accept your answer but as I have posted above the Garga Samhita clearly states about the marriage of Radha and Krishna in the material world. Now can we question the authenticity of Garga Samhita?

      Your Servant.

      Hari Bol! 

      • Hare Krishna Gourab prabhuji

        Can you explain in detail the 2 bhav's. parakiya bhav and sakiya bhav.

        Also , can somebody tell me what actually happened to Radharani after Krishna left for Mathura.

        What I want to understand is where did Radharani went, was she all the time living in vrindavan ? her story and name seems to have an end and No where I see her name being mentioned after Krishna went to mathura.

        Please share your valuable knowledge.

        radhe radhe

  • Sevak

    Thanks Prabhu Ji for the info. Hari Bol! 

  • Sevak

    Text 37

    mṛdaṅga-vīṇā-muru-yaṣṭi-veṇavaḥ
    śaṅkhānakā dundubhayaḥ sa-tālakāḥ
    nedur muhur deva-varair divi sthitair
    jayety abhūn maṅgala-śabdam uccakaiḥ

    Again and again the great demigods in heaven sounded many mṛdaṅgas, vīṇās, murus, yaṣṭis, veṇus, śaṅkhas, anakas, and tālakas. Calling out "Glory!" they made an auspicious sound.

    Text 38

    uvāca tatraiva vidhiṁ hariḥ svayaṁ
    yathepsitaṁ tvaṁ vada vipra dakṣiṇām
    tadā hariṁ prāha vidhiḥ prabho me
    dehi tvad-aṅghryor nija-bhakti-dakṣiṇam

    When Lord Hari said to Brahmā, "Please ask whatever you wish as dakṣiṇā," Brahmā replied to Lord Hari, "O Lord, as dakṣiṇā please give me devotion for Your feet."

    Text 39

    tathāstu vākyaṁ vadato vidhir hareḥ
    śrī-rādhikāyāś ca pada-dvayaṁ śubham
    natvā karābhyāṁ śirasā punaḥ punar
    jagāma gehaṁ praṇataḥ praharṣitaḥ

    When Lord Hari said "So be it", Brahmā again and again placed His head at the beautiful and auspicious feet of Lord Hari and Śrī Rādhikā. Then, happy and humbly bowing down, Brahmā left for his own home.

    Text 40

    tato nikuñjeṣu catur-vidhānnaṁ
    divyaṁ manojñaṁ priyayā pradattam
    jaghāsa kṛṣṇaḥ prahasan parātmā
    kṛṣṇena dattaṁ kramukaṁ ca rādhā

    Then, in the forest groves the Supreme Personality of Godhead, Lord Kṛṣṇa, ate four kinds of delicious divine foods His beloved offered, and Śrī Rādhā chewed betelnuts Kṛṣṇa offered.

    Text 41

    tataḥ kareṇāpi karaṁ priyāyā
    harir gṛhītvā pracacāla kuñje
    jagāma jalpan madhuraṁ prāpaśyan
    vṛndāvanaṁ śrī-yamunāṁ latāś ca

    Taking His beloved's hand, Lord Hari walked in the forest grove. Taking sweetly as He gazed at the beautiful Yamunā, Vṛndāvana forest, and the many flowering vines, He walked.

    Please provide some insight on this. Hari Bol! 

  • Sevak

    Hare Krishna. PAMHO. AGTSP.

    Thanks for the info prabhu ji but I found this in the Garga Samhita Canto One Chapter Sixteen
    Śrī Rādhikā-vivāha-varṇana
    Description of Śrī Rādhikā's Wedding:

    śyāmaṁ ca gauraṁ viditaṁ dvidhā mahas
    tavaiva sākṣāt puruṣottamottamam
    goloka-dhāmādhipatiṁ pareśaṁ
    parāt paraṁ tvaṁ śaraṇaṁ vrajāmy aham

    I take shelter of You, who are the Supreme Personality of Godhead, greater than the greatest, the master of Goloka-dhāma, and who now appear as a fair and a dark splendor.

    Text 29

    sadā paṭhed yo yugala-stavaṁ paraṁ
    goloka-dhāma-pravaraṁ prayāti saḥ
    ihaiva saundarya-samṛddhi-siddhayo
    bhavanti tasyāpi nisargataḥ punaḥ

    A person who regularly recites these prayers describing the divine couple will go to the transcendental abode of Goloka. Even in this world he will be endowed with handsomeness, opulence, and many perfections.

    Text 30

    yadā yuvāṁ prīti-yutau ca dam-patī
    parāt parau tāv anurūpa-rūpitau
    tathāpi loka-vyavahāra-saṅgrahād
    vidhiṁ vivāhasya tu kārayāmy aham

    Greater than the greatest and perfect for each other, You are already a loving husband and wife. Still, following the ways of this world, I will now perform Your wedding-ceremony.

    Text 31

    śrī-nārada uvāca
    tadā sa utthāya vidhir hutāśanaṁ
    prajvalya kuṇḍe sthitayos tayoḥ puraḥ
    śruteḥ kara-grāha-vidhiṁ vidhānato
    vidhāya dhātā samavasthito 'bhavat

    Then Brahmā rose, ignited the sacred fire, and performed the Vedic wedding-ceremony of the divine couple.

    Text 32

    sa vāhayām āsa hariṁ ca rādhikāṁ
    pradakṣiṇaṁ sapta-hiraṇya-retasaḥ
    tataś ca tau taṁ praṇamayya veda-vit
    tau pāṭhayām āsa ca sapta-mantrakam

    Brahmā performed the wedding-ceremony of Lord Hari and Śrī Rādhikā. He had Them circumambulate the sacred fire and bow down before it, and then Brahmā, the knower of the Vedas, recited the seven mantras.

    Text 33

    tato harer vakṣasi rādhikāyāḥ
    karaṁ ca saṁsthāpya hareḥ karaṁ punaḥ
    śrī-rādhikāyāḥ kila pṛṣṭha-deśake
    saṁsthāpya mantrāṁś ca vidhiḥ prapāṭhayan

    Placing Śrī Rādhikā's hand on Lord Hari's chest and Lord Hari's hand on Śrī Rādhikā's back, Brahmā recited many mantras.

    Text 34

    rādhā karābhyāṁ pradadau ca mālikāṁ
    kiñjalkinīṁ kṛṣṇa-gale 'linādinīm
    hareḥ karābhyāṁ vṛṣabhānujā gale
    tataś ca vahniṁ praṇamayya veda-vit

    Then with both hands Śrī Rādhā placed on Lord Kṛṣṇa's neck a lotus garland filled the the humming of bees. Then with both hands Lord Hari placed on Śrī Rādhā's neck a similar garland. Then Brahmā had Them bow down before the sacred fire.

    Text 35

    samvāsayām āsa su-pīṭhayoś ca tau
    kṛtāñjalī mauna-yutau pitāmahaḥ
    tau pāṭhayām āsa tu pañca-mantrakaṁ
    samarpya rādhāṁ ca piteva kanyakām

    Placing the silent divine couple on two thrones, with folded hands Brahmā recited five mantras. Then, as a father gives away his daughter, Brahmā gave away Śrī Rādhā.

    Text 36

    puṣpāni devā vavṛṣus tadā nṛpa
    vidyādharībhir nanṛtuḥ surāṅganāḥ
    gandharva-vidyādhara-cāraṇāḥ kalaṁ
    sa-kinnarāḥ kṛṣṇa-su-maṅgalaṁ jaguḥ

    O king, then the demigods showered flowers, and the demigoddesses danced with the Vidyādharīs. The Gandharvas, Vidyādharas, Cāraṇas, and Kinnaras sang auspicious songs glorifying Lord Kṛṣṇa.

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