Is Sri Radharani a avatar of Laxmiji ?

Hare Krishna to all dear devotees.All glories to Srila Prabhupadaji.

Kindly enlighten me with the information on whether Sri Radharani is the avatar of  Laxmiji ? If not whose avatar Sri Radharani is? Whose avatar is  Sri Rukamaniji(Dearest wife of Lord Krishna)? Was she Radharani only what I know Rukamani ji is the avatar of Laxmiji? Who is known as Goddess of fortune?

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    My humble obeisances dear Devotees,

    In spiritual world Srimati Radharani who is as was told before by Devotees here is Krishna Himself in Female form. She is the top most Devotees. And in order to increase happiness of Krishna She expands Herself in different moods becoming Her Friends like Lalita, Vishakha, Champakalata...and at the same time She becomes opposite side Gopi also in the Form of Chandravali.

    In this way Rukmini Mata and all other main Queens of Dwaraka are expansions Chandravali.

    Laksmiji is also in that line. But all these Forms are emanating from the One Srimati Radharani.


    Yes, Gadadhar Pandit is also Srimati Radharani who came to this world in order to protect Lord Chaitania.

    We have our free will because of that we can worship anyone and anything but the goal will differ.

    We can worship our tongue or other senses or other people and get according results but if our goal is to go back to Goloka then we have to worship Sri Sri Radha Krishna.

    Your servant, 

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    Hare Krishna!!! Radharani is Para-prakriti or Daivi prakriti.

    Daivi prakriti—Daivi in Sanskrit means divine, and prakriti means nature. This term refers to the original spiritual nature, out of which matter (guna-Maya), personified as goddess Durga, manifests (see Bg. 7.14). The word daivi is closely related to deva, God. Daivi-prakriti is therefore nature that is abhinna, not separate from God. A synonym for daivi-prakriti is para-prakriti (superior nature, see Bg. 7.5). Srila Prabhupada explained the daivi-prakriti to be the person of Srimati Radharani: ... 'Just like we are trying to be under the guidance of Radharani, daivi-prakriti. Prakriti means woman, and daivi means transcendental woman'.(SB lecture in Los Angeles, August 19, 1972)

    So Radharani is the spiritual energy, the hladini shakti of Krishna and only worshipping this shakti can we attain Krishna.


    Durga is material energy. She is Mayadevi.


    srsti-sthiti-pralaya-sadhana-saktir eka

    chayeva yasya bhuvanani bibharti durga

    icchanurupam api yasya ca cestate sa

    govindam adi-purusam tam aham bhajami



    The external potency Maya who is of the nature of the shadow of the cit potency, is worshiped by all people as Durga, the creating, preserving and destroying agency of this mundane world. I adore the primeval Lord Govinda in accordance with whose will Durga conducts herself.-Bramha Samhita(5.44)


    (The aforesaid presiding deity of Devi-dhama is being described.) The world, in which Brahma takes his stand and hymns the Lord of Goloka, is Devi-dhama consisting of the fourteen worlds and Durga is its presiding deity. She is ten-armed, representing the tenfold fruitive activities. She rides on the lion, representing her heroic prowess. She tramples down Mahisasura, representing the subduer of vices. She is the mother of two sons, Karttikeya and Ganesa, representing beauty and success. She is placed between Laksmi and Sarasvati, representing mundane opulence and mundane knowledge. She is armed with the twenty weapons, representing the various pious activities enjoined by the Vedas for suppression of vices. She holds the snake, representing the beauty of destructive time. Such is Durga possessing all these manifold forms. Durga is possessed of durga, which means a prison house. When jivas begotten of the marginal potency (tatastha sakti) forget the service of Krsna they are confined in the mundane prison house, the citadel of Durga. The wheel of karma is the instrument of punishment at this place. The work of purifying these penalized jivas is the duty devolved upon Durga. She is incessantly engaged in discharging the same by the will of Govinda. When, luckily. the forgetfulness of Govinda on the part of imprisoned jivas is remarked by them by coming in contact with self-realized souls and their natural aptitude for the loving service of Krsna is aroused, Durga herself then becomes the agency of their deliverance by the will of Govinda. So it behooves everybody to obtain the guileless grace of Durga, the mistress of this prison house, by propitiating her with the selfless service of Krsna. The boons received from Durga in the shape of wealth, property, recovery from illness, of wife and sons, should be realized as the deluding kindness of Durga. The mundane psychical jubilations of dasa-maha-vidya, the ten goddesses or forms of Durga, are elaborated for the delusion of the fettered souls of this world. Jiva is a spiritual atomic part of Krsna. When he forgets his service of Krsna he is at once deflected by the attracting power of Mayadevi in this world, who throws him into the whirlpool of mundane fruitive activity (karma) by confining him in a gross body constituted by the five material elements, their five attributes and eleven senses, resembling the garb of a prisoner. In this whirlpool jiva has experience of happiness and miseries, heaven and hell. Besides this, there is a subtle body. consisting of the mind, intelligence and ego, inside the gross body. By means of the subtle body. the jiva forsakes one gross body and takes recourse to another. The jiva cannot get rid of the subtle body. full of nescience and evil desires, unless and until he is liberated. On getting rid of the subtle body he bathes in the Viraja and goes up to Hari-dhama. Such are the duties performed by Durga in accordance with the will of Govinda. 

  • Thanks to all dear devotees for answering my ques nd giving such a wonderful explainations.Is  Sri Gadadhara  Radharani only? if we are servicing Laxmiji/ Durga ma we are worshiping Radharani only? So Can we worship Laxmiji, Durga ma as Radharani or Should we worship Sri Radharani directly.One more question is coming in my mind,  Has Sri  Radharani emerged from Lord Krishna? How she emerged?


    your servant

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    Hare Krishna!!

    In the Brihad-Gautamiya Tantra, Radharani is described as follows:


    devi krishna-mayi prokta

    radhika para-devata

    sarva-lakshmi-mayi sarva

    kantih sammohini para

    "The transcendental goddess Srimati Radharani is the direct counterpart of Lord Sri Krishna. She is the central figure for all the goddesses of fortune. She possesses all the attractiveness to attract the all-attractive Personality of Godhead. She is the primeval internal potency of the Lord."

    To explain further, Srimati Radharani is also the source of the other goddesses, who are expansions of Her. Just as Lord Krishna is the source of all other expansions and incarnations of God, Radharani is the source of all other expansions of the energies of God, the shaktis, or other goddesses. Thus, Vishnu, Rama, even Shiva are all expansions of the one Supreme Being, and similarly Lakshmi, Sita, and even Durga are all expansions of this Supreme Feminine form of God, Radharani.

    It is explained that the beloved consorts of Lord Krishna are of three kinds, namely the goddesses of fortune or Lakshmis, His queens, and the milkmaids of Vraja called the gopis. All of them proceed from Radharani. The Lakshmis are partial manifestations, or plenary portions, of Srimati Radharani, while the queens in Vaikuntha and in Dvaraka are reflections of Her image. The Vraja-devis or gopis are Her expansions and assist in the increase of rasa, or the divine loving pastimes. Among them there are many groups that have various sentiments and moods, which help Lord Krishna taste the sweetness of the rasa dance and other pastimes. (Cc.Adi-lila. 4. 75-81)

    "Among the gopis of Vrindavana, Srimati Radharani and another gopi are considered chief. However, when we compare the gopis, it appears that Srimati Radharani is most important because Her real feature expresses the highest ecstasy of love. The ecstasy of love experienced by the other gopis cannot be compared to that of Srimati Radharani." (Ujjvala-nilamani 4.3 of Srila Rupa Gosvami)

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