On Radhasthami, I remembered how Lord Krishna lived in the magnificent city of Dwaraka, after leaving the simple village of Vrndavan. Amidst the opulence of Dwaraka, He was longing for the simple village life, and the love of the unsophisticated residents there, especially Sri Radha.
Sri Varsana Dham is the place where Srimati Radharani displayed Her childhood pastimes. This video depicts various places around Varsana. Music by Tarana & friends - Love In Action.
Album: BHAKTI WITHOUT BORDERS. Producer: Dave Stringer. Singers: Chaytanya & Madi Das
“Mayapur is so huge, and so many pilgrims come for the main Radhastami celebration at the temple, that it’s not really a community celebration,” says parent and teacher Noam Hillel. “So we decided to hold our own festival the evening after the main one, with students, faculty, parents and all other community members who wanted to attend.” About fifty youth under eighteen worked hard to put on the festival, with boys and girls embarking on their own separate efforts and bringing them together on the day.
Some ISKCON temples have been adding new experiences to their biggest festivals to sweeten and deepen devotees’ absorption in serving the Lord, including this year’s Radhastami festival.In Dallas, USA, there were two Radhastami festivals this year, each with their own unique element. On the official Radhastami day itself, Friday September 9th, devotees bathed Sri Sri Radha Kalachandji in an unbelievable 50,000 roses during a Puspa Abhisekha.
A meditation on Srimati Radharani. She is the dearmost beloved of Sri Krishna, and also is pure spiritual energy incarnate. Srimati Radhika is always thinking lovingly of Krishna; she is the perfect example of a pure devotee, always wanting to serve and please Krishna.
Happy Radhasthami! Bhakti Without Borders - Shri Radhe by Madi Das - Featuring Chaytanya (Shrikalogy Remix)
These famous prayers were sung by the Gopis when Krishna suddenly disappeared from their company and they were searching for Him everywhere. This is one of the finest poetry ever composed. Srimad Bhagavatam is ‘Grantharaja’, the king of all the scriptures and this poetry is one of its crest jewels. (Music and video by Dr. Sahadeva Dasa)
This is a brisk two-minute drop of nectar from Srimati Radharani's magic abode. The use of drone technology to rise into the air in Varshana's sunset creates a perfect mood for darshan of the supreme Feminine Godhead. The devotional ascension, in synergy with the superb score by grammy award-winner Ilan Chester, takes the viewer up the palace's fortress with an ease that bhakti alone can provide. A video by Vausedva Das.
A video by Paul Tuffery.
A video by Vrindavan Experience.
Pierre Edel - vocals, guitars, bass
Daria Fisher - vocals, violin
Dmitry Zelensky - drums
Bhakti Purusottama Swami visited ISKCON Detroit for three days and flooded the congregation with very sweet narrations of divine appearance, supreme qualities and inconceivable pastimes of Srimati Radharani in anticipation of Radhastami.
A Vedic devotional Bhakti Art slideshow featuring artwork depicting the pastimes of The Supreme Goddess Srimati Radharani. The video is set to Sri Radhika Stava composed by Vaisnava Saint Srila Rupa Goswami, and performed by Ramya Devi Dasi.
"Radhe Madhava Dayite" - music by As Kindred Spirits. Artwork courtesy of The Bhaktivedanta Book Trust, Vrindavan Das and others.
When Krishna moved with His parents from Vrindavana to Nandagrama, Srimati Radharani and her parents moved to Varsana, which is just eight kilometers away. This video takes us on a journey through these sacred hills, to visit the temples and see the sacred places of Their pastimes.
Happy Radhastahmi! A video by Vrindavan Experience.
In Western philosophy it seems like a strange idea that God could be limited or controlled by something else. But in the devotional religious traditions of India where Krishna is worshiped as God, the idea that God is controlled by love is what makes Him so glorious.
Srimati Radharani expressed her inconceivable benevolence to India’s youngest fashion designer Nishka Lulla when she benignly adorned the outfit designed by Nishka on Her auspicious appearance day – Radhastami which fell on 27 August 2009 this year.
Nishka won the ‘Creative Excellence Award’ for the Barbie all Doll’d–up show at the Lakme India Fashion Week 2009 where many of India’s leading designers participated to design an outfit for Barbie for her 50th anniversary. The winning design was Nishka Lulla’s whose outfit was worn by actor Katrina Kaif.
Srimati Radharani is the mother of the universe. The spiritual mother of all souls. And the concept of mother is the most sacred symbol - that of purity, selflessness, caring, sharing, nurturing, and love.
In the sacred land of Vrindavana where Lord Krishna enacts his childhood pastimes ISKCON has erected a temple that has, over the last three decades, become one of the most visited temples in the area. There reside the deities of Sri Sri Radha-Shyamasundara who are decorated lavishly on a daily basis. On special days like Janmastami thousands of pilgrims line up to catch a glimse of them.