Was Radha the lover of Lord Krishna 02?
Barsana and Nandgaon: Radha is mentioned in Padma Purana and Brahmavaivarta Purana. According to the Padma Purana, Radha was the daughter of a GOP named Vrishabhanu. Vrishabhanu was a Vaishya. According to the Brahmavaivarta Purana, Radha was Krishna’s friend and she was married to a person named Rapan, Rayan or Ayangosh. In those days, women were married in their teenage years. There is a 4-mile gap between Barsana and Nandgaon.
All the major characters of Mahabharata, Bhishma, Drona, Vyasa, Karna, Arjuna, Yudhishthira etc. praised the great character of Shri Krishna. At that time, if Sri Krishna had also been related to a woman named Radha, would have pointed fingers at Sri Krishna too?
Barsana was the abode of Radha’s father Vrishanu. Just 4 miles from Barsane is Nandgaon, where Shri Krishna’s stepfather Nandji was home. On Holi day there is such a splash here that the two villages become one. Nandgaon team comes from Barsane and also from Nandgaon.
Some scholars believe that Radhaji was born in Rawal village near Yamuna and later his father settled in Barsana. But most believe that he was born in Barsana. Was. The world famous temple of Radharani is situated on the hill of Barsana village. Radha is called ‘Ladli’ in Barsana.
Two hills meet near Barsana village. Their valley is very wide. It is believed that the gopis used to go to sell yogurt and butter by this route. It is here that Krishna used to snatch his matki.
Significantly, after the birth of Krishna in Mathura, all the Kans soldiers were put to sleep and Vasudeva’s fetters were opened by some miracle, then Vasudevji left Lord Krishna at Nandarai in Nandgaon at midnight. Some believe that he left Yashoda’s maternal home in Gokul near Mathura, from where Yashoda took him to Nandgaon.
Lala was born at Nanda’s house, such news slowly spread in the village. Hearing this, all the people of Nandgaon started celebrating. While living in Nandgaon, Krishna killed Asuras like Putana, Shaktasura, and Trinavart etc. The ghat here and there are other beautiful places near it, such as Govind Ghat, Gokulnathji ka Bagh, Bajantila, Singhpowdi, Yashoda Ghat, Ramanrati etc.
What is Gokul: Gokul is a village on the banks of the Yamuna, where the cows of all Nandas were inhabited. It was here that Rohini gave birth to Balarama. Balarama was in the 7th womb of Devaki whom Yoga Maya drew and put him in Rohini’s womb. This place belonged to the GOP people. The distance from Mathura to Gokul is just 12 kilometers.
After the arrival of Srichaitanya Mahaprabhu to Braj, Srivallabhacharya performed the parade of Shrimad Bhagwat on this picturesque coast of Yamuna. The meetings of his son Srivittalacharya and his son Srigokulnathji are also here. Actually, Sri Vitthalnathji had taken the place in his name by showing Aurangzeb a miracle. He had settled this Gokul. This was not Nanda’s place to live. Gokul definitely has a bond with Krishna from Kamyavan.