Sri Radhe-Krsna's playful pastimes (vihara)

Sri Radhe-Krsna's playful pastimes (vihara) - The appearance of Radha-kunda & Syama-kunda

View with Radha Kund on the left and Shyama Kund on the right.



Sri Krsna killed Aristasura during the day. That same night, He met with Srimati Radhika and His other beloveds. He was very eager to embrace Srimati Radhika, but as soon as He reached out to do so, She jokingly stepped back and said " Today, you have killed a bull, which belongs to the cow family. You have therefore committed the sin of killing a cow. Please do not touch My pure body."

Smiling, Krsna answered, "O dear most one, I killed a demon who had deceitfully assumed the form of a bull, so how can sin touch me?"

Srimatiji insisted, "Whatever he was, he was in the form of a bull when You killed him, so You are definitely guilty of the sin of killing a cow." The sakhis fully supported Her words.

Sri Krsna asked how He could atone for this sin. Srimatiji smiled and answered, "The only atonement is to bathe in every holy place in the world." Hearing this, Sri Krsna created a wide kunda (lake) simply by striking His heel on the ground. He then summoned all the holy places from all over the planet to come there. Uncountable holy places promptly come before Krsna in their personified forms, and Krsna asked them to enter the kunda as water. Within a moment the kunda was filled with pure, sacred water. When Sri Krsna had bathed in the kunda He again tried to embrace Srimatiji, but in response to the bragging of Her dear most beloved, Srimati Radhika now wanted to manifest a kunda full of water that was larger and more equisite than Krsna's. She and Her sakis stubbornly dug out a very attractive kunda nearby with their bracelets, but not so much as a drop of water appeared in it. Krsna joked that they could take water from His kunda, but Srimatiji along with Her innumerable sakhis indignantly prepared themselves to bring water from Mansi-ganga in clay pots. Sri Krsna signalled to the holy places that they should insist that Srimatiji and Her sakhis fill up their kunda with water from His. The holy places personified prayed to Srimati Radhika and Her sakhis and glorified them in many ways. Thus they pleased Her. She gave them permission to enter Her kunda and immediately, a current of water flowed from Krsna-kunda into Radha-kunda. With great pleasure, Sri Krsna bathed and sported with Srimati Radhika and the sakhis in the water of this dear kunda. Thus appeared Radha-kunda and Syama-kunda.
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  • Very pretti-ful pastime! =)
  • Hare Krishna Mataji. Very nice pastime. Hari Hari Bol..
  • Radhe Radhe maataji................great knowledge...it was unknown till now to be...........please accept my Gratitude...........
  • Radhe Radhe!

    Nice Pastime! Is it not mathaji!

    Haribol!
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