From mythological to
this technological era, Radha Krishna has always been symbolised as a benchmark
of love. These two words in our Indian history are never been taken separately.
Whenever we talk about Radha, it is impossible for any human being to not to
think about Lord Krishna. It definitely strikes our head and compels us to
think at least once about the everlasting tale of love.
They shared an eternal
love with each other. Regardless of the fact that they never tied a nuptial
knot together, they are worshipped together. These days, modern-day couples
admire these pure souls most and make promises to each other to be like them.
They are the representation of the purest bond, love, and emotions. It is their
purity and serenity only which has made their love and care unforgettable. There are several life lessons which young
couples can learn from their story and implement it in their life to make their
bond of love stronger and better. From the mythological days of the universe,
Radha is known to be an avatar of Goddess Shakti and the most dedicated devotee
of Lord Krishna. Lord Krishna’s flute was enough to mesmerise her because she
was madly in love with him.
Radha Krishna together
has not only taught us to love each other but also taught that with love it is
necessary to have patience, power of sacrifice, and strength to support your
love. It is you that can bring your love in front of the society. It is not
easy to always keep that same spirit of love for anyone. But the great devotee
Radha has proved whatever the situation comes in the life; if you have a pure
love spirit no one can demolish it. You are the one who creates that feeling
and you are the ones who can preserve it. Difficulties and problems are part of
your life as happiness is a part of your life.
Here are few things you
should know about Radharani, for without her Krishna’s popularity may not have
Radha is the daughter of Vrishbhanu Gopa and Kirti Devi. She is sometimes considered as the incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi, the consort of Lord Vishnu.
Radha lived in a village called Repalli that was a little away from Vrindavan. Radha was five years elder to Krishna.
She was in love with Krishna from her younger age. In fact, mythology says that as children, Krishna and Radha playfully married once, but their pure love never converted into a real wedding.
Radha’s life in Vrindavan took a drastic turn after Krishna left. She was forced by her mother to marry a man. In fact, they had a child together.
Though Radha is a mysterious character in Hinduism, she is known to be the strength of Krishna. The Hindu goddess whose place is always depicted alongside Krishna and has been in the main centre within the theology of Vaishnava traditions, according to which, Radha is the original Goddess or Shakti.
Radha is always being worshipped in the Nimbarka Sampradaya, as Nimbarka – central religious figure, and known to be the founder of the tradition, was declared that Radha and Krishna together constitute the absolute truth, following the advent of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu also within the Gaudiya Vaishnava tradition.
Radha Chalisa mentions that Radha is arguably the most important Gopi in Raas (sacred dance) with Lord Krishna. Radha is often referred to as Radhika, Radharani, and Radhe in speech.
Radha’s superiority is observed in Krishna’s flute, which repeats the name Radha. In fact, when Krishna brought all his wives to meet Radha, they all together declared her the most beautiful and sacred-hearted woman in the whole universe. Since then, she has remained beside Krishna until the end of the universe.
Talking about bonds,
not many people know, but the special relationship between Draupadi and Krishna
is the reason we celebrate Raksha Bandhan. It is said that when Krishna had hurt
his wrist, Draupadi tore the corner of her sari and tied it to stop the
bleeding from his wrist. Seeing this, Krishna vowed to protect her. Later,
during Draupadi’s cheerharan at the hands of the Kauravas in full court,
Draupadi prayed to Krishna to protect her honour. In return, Krishna increased
the length of her sari such that it would never end even as Dushasana pulled it
apart. It is said that Draupadi trusted Krishna more than anyone else and they
called each other Sakhi and Sakha, meaning female friend and male friend,
respectively. Draupadi’s father Drupad initially wanted to marry his daughter
to Krishna. However, Krishna referred Arjuna as a prospective groom for her.
Apart from difficulties,
we can also say that these problems are the exam of life, which that divine
spirit takes at certain intervals of life. Who gets through these exams becomes
an example and who fails have nothing except accusing the life? The Bhagavad Gita, Ramayana, Mahabharata or other epic scriptures have a lot to teach you.
These books have all
the solutions to our daily problems. In order to sustain, we also find answers
by ourselves but sometimes we land up wrong answers. It is necessary to find
ethical answers. Your wrong methods for succeeding may help you once or twice
but for every time it is not possible to succeed. Have you ever thought about how this spirit
of love and lessons will be transferred to your children or the coming
generation? There are too many answers to this question. Well, it is not only
about love that makes it imperative to be taught to your children. It is
necessary because we are on the edge where we have started losing our culture
and values. But the question is what can a parent do? First, it is excellent if
you have a habit of always teaching them good lessons and good values. As it is
said that visuals create a great impact on humans. Including the Radha Krishna
paintings at your home can be the best way to inculcate the spirit of devotion,
love, sacrifice, strength, and more in your children.
Goddess and Lord Radha
Krishna are the symbol of divine love and the bond of togetherness. Their
paintings exhibit their love story which is eternal and sublime. Radha Krishna
is the divine union between the individual self and the universal self.
Their paintings are
immensely prominent, not because they are a strong presentation of love and
devotion. They are also very important for your home decor. If you have a wall
with a beautiful Radha Krishna painting, then you will definitely get
compliments from your guests. Some things are designed in such a way that it
becomes almost impossible to resist your eyes from gazing at it. These paintings also have a great prominence
in Rajasthan Paintings. It takes a lot of creativity and consciousness to
transform your imagination into reality. Rajasthani paintings were stared
around 16th-19th centuries in western Indian.
Stories of love and affection of Radha Krishna has been shown in
numerous Rajasthan paintings.
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paintings, there are several more regions and talented artists who use their
skills and hard work to craft different kinds of Radha Krishna paintings. Some
of the forms of paintings are mentioned below:
The artist of Uttar Pradesh paintings focuses
on depicting the Braj raslila of the incarnation of Lord Vishnu. According to
the Bhagwat Puran and beliefs of their devotees, Shri Krishna uses to dance along the gopis on the bank of Yamuna River. And, this is what artists depict
in their paintings to show how much the gopis were devoted towards their god.
These paintings come
from mountainous regions. Formerly, it originated from the Basholi region of
Jammu Kashmir to depict the lyrical Kangra paintings. These paintings reached
the pinnacle when artists tried their hands on the love story of Radha Krishna.
Radha as Mugdha- Vasaksajja Nayika- the Newly Wed Heroine who Awaits the Arrival of Her Lover
One of the most famous
form paintings, Pattachitra comes from the Orissa. It is a Sanskrit word, where
patta means a canvas and Chitra means picture. A common characteristic of these
paintings is that they are made of bold lines and brilliant colours. All
colours used in these form paintings are natural and brushes are made of bamboo sticks.
Tussar Silk Painting of Divine Pair Radha Krishna | Pattachitra Artwork By Ratikanta Moharana
Pichwai paintings are a
form a cloth painting that depicts the scenes from the life of Lord Krishna and
Radha. They are famous because they are a very real kind of painting style. The
use of blue colour for Lord Krishna skin, the jewellery on hand, neck, nose,
hair, waist, and ankles makes it even more real. Most natural colours are used
in the painting.
Lord Krishna Dancing With Radha | Pichwai Art
Tanjore paintings are
classical south Indian paintings from the town of Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The
Tanjore artists give a very rich and adorning touch to this form of paintings.
Vivid colours, compact composition, and the glittering gold foils are used to
give a rich feel and look. Tanjore artwork is considered as the stepping stone
in the world of artists.
Standing Radha Krishna | Traditional Colors with 24 Karat Gold | With Frame
Mysore paintings are
more like modern paintings. The process of making Mysore paintings includes
several stages, primarily a sketch is made, all the jewellery or those parts
that are needed to be elevated are filled from a paste called ‘Gesso paste’.
When it gets dry then the rest of the painting is completed by the water colours.
Standing Radha Krishna | Mysore Painting
Dwarka the kingdom of
Gujarat has masterpieces of beautiful and intricate wall carvings and paintings
depicting past times of Lord Krishna. These arts have a rich cultural past. If
one wants to go in the past to feel those cultural vibes then he must go for
Dance of Radha Krishna | Kalamkari Painting
come from Mithila region and the adjoining parts of Nepal. These paintings are
done with fingers, twigs, brushes, nib pens, and matchsticks using natural dyes
and pigments and are characterized by eye-catching geometrical patterns. The most famous feature of these paintings is
that no space is left and if it happens then it is filled with flowers, birds
or some attractive designs.
Radha Krishna on Swing | Madhubani Painting
The eyes of most loved
couple divulge the serenity and depth of soul, the crown with the peacock
feather shows divinity and enhances the colour of your life, the hands turn you
into his flute and their feet makes you a great devotee. The painter who paints
and adds vibrant colours to the painting himself gets indulges in piousness and
These arts inculcate a
sense of new inspiration and joy in the human minds. It also brings creativity,
intuition, and inspiration that nurtures and help you in introspecting
yourself. When the subject of the painting is itself Radha and Krishna then
automatically it brings divinity, positivity, cosmic vibrations and attracts
all things that are on the same frequency.
Artists from all over
India and outside use their optimum creation, talent and experience to create a
beautiful Radha Krishna painting. Their life has so much charm and grace that
it is extremely difficult for an artist to resist himself from curating their
life into hues and colours.
Radha Krishna with Gopis | Madhubani Painting
Your home decor can be
the depiction of your personality, your thoughts, and your way of living. And,
if you have a Radha Krishna painting on your wall then be assured that you will
create a good impact on your guests. They are a symbol of love and affection so
installing their paintings at your home helps you in filling your heart with
love, divinity, affection, and serenity. From late centuries of the
mythological era, people have grown huge faith in these holy personalities. Not
because they taught us to love and sacrifice.
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