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Radha madhavam
« on: November 01, 2008, 10:35:14 AM »
In Vaishnavism, the consort of Vishnu, Lakshmi, is always
considered as a thread between the devotee and the Godhead.
In Srimad Bhagavatam, there is no mention about the concept
of Radha, the eternal lover.  Only in Jayadeva's Ashtapadhi
and later works like Sri Narayaneeyam, the character of Radha
has got a place.  In fact, while Krishna married 16000 wives,
Radha is no one among them.  She remains as the eternal lover.
She is depicted both as a spinster and also as a married woman.

Radha is considered as Siva Swarupa.  It is again the union of
Siva and Maya, the Maya, here being Krishna, who is none else
than Uma, who is called as Narayani.  In Srimad Ramayanam
also, while Rama is considered as Maya, Sita is considered as
Siva.  It appears, that Siva wanted to spend some time with
Ravana who is a Siva-worshipper and hence Ravana's abduction
of Sita to Lanka!

Arunachala Siva.