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Why Radha Rani Pretended to be Blind during her Appearance?

Respected Devotees, after a long gap today again I wish to write something, and this time it’s something about Radha Rani. I know that it’s nothing but her blessings upon me. However, before I start explaining the fact, let me inform you that Devi Kirtida & King Brishvanu were the parents of Srimati Radha Rani.

On the very next day of Radha Rani’s appearance day Devi Pournamasi reached the place of King Brishvanu. Upon seeing the baby girl (Radha Rani) she got delighted & told that this baby girl is none other than Rasheswari”. Devi Pournamasi also suggested them — “to take extreme care of this baby girl, because she is the origin of Goddess Laxmi,   she has appeared on this earth in order to perform some secret Leelas(divine play), she is the

baby form of radha rani

Baby form of Radha Rani

ultimate goddess of this Earth & Goloka. The Gopis always worship Srimati Radha Rani. Lord Bramha, Shiva, Indra, Varuna & other demigods always pray to her Lotus feet. The way Lord Vishnu appears on this earth in order to perform his Leelas, similarly Radha Rani too has appeared this time as Vishnu’s companion in order to help him in performing his leelas. By having Darshan or through worshiping or by her mere touch all your wishes will be fulfilled. So, your duty is to take care of this girl in every possible way. After forecasting all these things Devi Pournamsi left the place, then after sometimes Kirtida & Brishvanu had a close look to their baby girl and they discovered her to be blind, nothing was getting visible to her, both of her eyes were completely closed. After noticing this fact everyone present in their house started crying. Though their daughter was blind, yet many people started visiting the place in order to have a glimpse of the beauty of the little girl.

After few days Nanda Maharaja & his wife Yashoda also visited the place along with their son Krishna. Upon seeing Nanda Maharaja, Brishvanu hugged him and both the couples greeted each other. Lord Krishna already understood that her beloved Radha Rani has already appeared at the place of Kirtida, so he planned to meet her; however, Radha Rani was sleeping then in her baby form. When Kirtida & Yashoda were busy in their conversation regarding Radha Rani’s blindness issue, then little Krishna started crawling from Mata Yashoda’s lap & reached to the room where Radha Rani was sleeping. Upon reaching there he boarded on the swing where Radha Rani was kept & touched both of her eyes.  And then instantly Radha Rani opened her eyes in order to have the darshan of Krishna. When Kirtida & Yashoda noticed that Radha Rani has opened her eyes, then they became very happy & there was mood of joy all over the place.

radha opened eyes after krishna's touch

Radha Opening Eyes after Krishna’s Touch

One more explanation is available regarding this incident:
Mata Yashoda came at Kirtda’s place taking Krishna in her lap, when Yashoda saw the beautiful daughter of Kirtida, then she took Radha Rani in her lap keeping Krishna on the swing & started playing with her, however, to see that Krishna started crying. Then Mata Yashoda bent down & took Krishna also in her lap. It’s the common nature of babies that whenever they come close, they try to touch each other. Similarly, when Radha & Krishna came close to each other in Mata Yashoda’s lap, then Krishna touched Radha Rani. Upon getting the touch from her beloved, she opened her eyes & it was their very first meet on earth.

Why Radha Rani pretended to be blind?
In Golaka when Krishna was getting prepared for his Vrindavan leela, then he informed Radha Rani about the same and asked her to appear on earth in order to accompany him in performing those leelas. But, Radha Rani denied to go to earth as she will have to face many persons out their & she was fully dedicated to Krishna and always wanted to see him only in front of her eyes.  Then Krishna asserted her that on earth she will always see Krishna in front of her eyes, Radha Rani got agreed to a promise made by Krishna that he will be the very first person whom she will see first on earth. This is the only reason for which Radha Rani was pretending to be blind. 🙂

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Interesting Spiritual Questions and Authentic Answers – Volume 1

Respected Devotees, please accept my humble obeisances, I am overwhelmed & thankful to all of you for the Warm Response that you all have shown towards my last article on Putrada Ekadashi. Thank You everyone from the core of my heart, I really mean it. 🙂 Before the next Ekadashi arrives, let me start a new trend of answering to Interesting Spiritual Questions in a very brief manner.

Purpose behind starting this new trend: I am sharing a true incident, few months back I went to buy Cow milk from a nearby Goshala, there I found a man who also came to buy milk with his little daughter, when the kid asked her father why he is buying the cow milk instead of buying packaged milk that are easily available in market, her father replied to her as– “after we take birth birth in this world, cow milk is the milk that is offered first to us….”. I felt very bad thinking the poor fate of that little soul who was being misguided by her father, I won’t expect any such daughter or father in future with such misleading information, so this new Question-Answer format is a small initiative from my part to clear the basic spiritual confusions. Let’s start it–

Set of 5 Spiritual Questions

Q 1: If God is so nice then why this World is so bad which is his own creation? Here we suffer from Pain, Death, we cry- what’s the significance of all these?

Ans: This world is like a Jail or Prison. This is called “Dukhalayam”, means place of Sufferings. According to Vedic scriptures, we have been sent to this prison as we turned our face from God & shown our interest in Earthly or Material enjoyment. Prisoners are sent to prison. The prison is meant for Punishment. So, if a prisoner considers the Govt as bad for creating Prison for him, then he is nothing but a fool. The creation of Prison will never be counted as offense for any king. However, once the punishment period is over, then there is opportunity to become free. After becoming free until and unless a person commits any offense, he will never be sent back to the prison. Wise men will never like to suffer repeatedly the pain of this material world, so they will choose the path of Devotion and serve Lord Krishna in order to return to his actual abode which is the Lotus feet of Shri Krishna.

spiritual questions & authentic answers

Spiritual Questions & Authentic Answers

Q 2: From Vedic scriptures we get to know that the “Good” & “Bad” both have been created by Krishna, then why he created the Bad or Evil part in this world?

Ans: Without the existence of 2 different natures Diversity can not be realized. Similarly, one can feel the quality of goodness in life only when he has experienced something bitter in past. No one would have given value to Light without the presence of Darkness. Since some of us are having the evil tendency in our heart, that’s the reason a separate arrangement has been made to live in the dark world. As few citizens commit crimes, so prison has been created by Government to keep them separate from the civilized society, but it does not mean that everyone is being asked to live in prison or being advised to do the bad things. Krishna has blessed us with “Intelligence” through which we can judge the difference between good & bad, so even after that if we are doing something bad, then it’s our mistake, Krishna is no way liable for this.

Q 3: The summary of Bhagwad Gita is– “Whatever happened, happened for the good; whatever is happening, is happening for the good; whatever will happen, will also happen for the good only. You need not have any regrets for the past. You need not to worry for the future. The present is happening…”. So, everything that we are doing, according to Bhagwad Gita those are good things only, isn’t it right?

Ans: One who has done Punya/auspicious work in past is enjoying the heavenly pleasure now, so this is good. One, who committed Sin in past, is now experiencing the pain like hell, this suffering is actually destroying the effect of his bad karma & post suffering he will get a fresh chance to rectify himself, so considering his Future this is obviously Good. One, who is continuously engaged in sinful activity, will definitely go to the Naraka or hell and will be punished. Ethically this is also good. It is written in Scriptures that one who is behaving like a beast even after getting the human body, in next life he will be getting the body of an animal. But if someone is engaged in Harinam Sankirtan, then after death he shall return to his original abode which is Vaikuntha dham. So, according to our Karma either we will be rewarded or be punished. And this overall system is really very Good.

Q 4: Why God has created this World?

Ans: Since we are the parts & parcels of Super Soul, so we have freedom in limited version.
Jivas can wish to engage themselves in sense gratification & enjoy this material world. In order to fulfil such wishes of Jivas this material world has been created by God. But the scope of engagement in Satsang or Sadhusang is also available here, because at the end when Jivas will realize that the true happiness is not available in this material world, then they can engage themselves in Satsang & return to the Spiritual world of Krishna. This is the reason God has created this world.

vaikuntha loka

Vaikuntha Loka

Q 5: Who has the majority in this Universe, Devotees or Non-Devotees?

Ans: The Whole Universe consists of Spiritual & Material worlds– the Material world is just 1/3rd of the Whole Universe & the rest 3/4th are the Vainkuntha loka which is known as Chid Jagat or Spiritual World. In Vaikuntha all are devotees. And, within the material world The upper planetary systems are meant for devotees only, though they are not the ones who are selfless devotees. On our Earth most of us are ruled by the effect of Kaliyuga. So, the number of devotees are greater in the Universe. 🙂

If you all are having any confusion with the terms of Universe, World, Upper Planetary systems then let me explain it in a very simple manner–
Upon creating this Universe, Lord Krishna filled half of the Universe with Water, he created his residence in that & manifested the 14 worlds in the other half. According to Srimad Bhagvatam: “The upper planetary systems are (1) Bhu, (2) Bhuvar, (3) Svar, (4) Mahar, (5) Janas, (6) Tapas and (7) Satya. The seven lower planetary systems are (1) Tala, (2) Atala, (3) Vitala, (4) Nitala, (5) Talatala, (6) Mahatala and (7) Sutala. The lower planets as a whole are called Patala. Among the upper planetary systems, Bhu, Bhuvar and Svar constitute Swargaloka, and the rest are called Martya(The Earth or Prithvi Loka). The entire universe is thus known as Triloka.”.

Hope, this article has given you many unknown answers of Your Spiritual Questions, I am limiting this Volume 1 with above 5 Questions only so that you all can concentrate well & in next volume I will be back with 5 more interesting Spiritual Questions along with answers of those. Please share this article more & more among your friends & relatives so that they can also clear their confusions and move towards the Spiritual World with the clear concept in mind.

Why Married Couples Must Perform the Putrada Ekadashi?

Respected Devotees, this year 20th Jan,2016 will be the day of Putrada Ekadashi or Pausha Putrada Ekadashi. It falls on the light fortnight(Shukla Paksha) of the month. In my last post I explained about the Saphala Ekadashi where Lord Krishna explained to Dharmaraj Yudhisthir about the merit of it, after that Dharmaraj further asked –

  1. What’s the name of the Ekadashi that falls on the light fortnight of Shukla Pakshya?
  2. What is the name of the deity who is worshiped on this Ekadashi?
  3. What’s the benefit of performing this Ekadashi?

In response to that Krishna replied as:

  1. The name of this Ekadashi is Putrada Ekadashi.
  2. Lord Narayan is worshiped on the day of Putrada Ekadashi.
  3. On performing this Ekadashi vrat Lord Narayan fulfills all the wishes of his devotees, it also destroys all the sins & elevates a person to the spiritual abode. One also becomes wise & famous in life as a result of performing this Ekadashi. Most importantly, one who desires to have a son, must perform the Putrada Ekadashi very strictly as the word “Putrada” means giver of a Pious son or Putra.
putrada ekadashi

Putrada Ekadashi

History Behind Putrada Ekadashi: After explaining the results or benefits of this Ekadashi Lord Krishna started explaining the history behind of it. Once there was a kingdom named as Bhadravati & Suketuman was the king of it. The name of his queen was Shaibyaa. Both the King & the Queen were living a happy life. However, after performing many religious events & Yajnas when the king failed to get a son, then he started living a life of anxiety & pain. He used to think that without son his life is a wastage & after death no one will be there to offer Tarpan to God, sages & ancestors, in this way even after death he will remain indebted to his ancestors. All these thoughts made the king fully negative and one day he decided to commit suicide. However, he refrained from committing that as he knew that killing himself will bring no solution in his life, rather he will be trapped in the cycle of Birth & Death.

One day in the morning he mounted horse and went to the dense forest, he roamed in all the directions of the forest, gradually he became tired & also started feeling hungry & thirsty. He started searching for water-body, after struggling for sometime he discovered one & it was very pleasant with Lotus, crocodile, swans, ducks in it. On the bank of that water-body the king found some hermitages(Ashrams) where sages were chanting the Vedic slokas. Seeing them the king paid his humble obeisances by joining his palms, seeing his deep respect the sages became happy & asked — Oh king, we are pleased with you, now please tell us the reason for which you have come over here. Then in humble voice the king asked the sages about their identities. Then the sages replied that “we are known as the ten Vishvadevas, we have gathered over here to have bath. In next 5 days the month of Magha will commence here & today it’s the day of Putrada Ekadashi. Since this Ekadashi is capable to bless a person with pious Son, so the name has derived as Putrada.”

On hearing this the king said – Oh great sages, I am an unfortunate person who does not have any son & this is the reason I am so much unhappy in life, after seeing you all I can see a ray of hope in life, so please bless me by a son. Then the sages asked him to perform the Putrada Ekadashi, Following their suggestion the king observed Ekadashi on that day & broke his fast on Dwadashi Parana time. After that he paid his obeisances to all the sages & returned home happily. Because of the effect of Putrada Ekadashi the King was blessed by a son who became a heroic king later.

putrada ekadashi

Putrada Ekadashi

Krishna said– Oh Yudhisthir, everyone on this earth should observe Ekadashi, people who will follow the rituals of Putrada Ekadashi, will be able to avoid the Hell named as “Put”. And, one who simply reads or listens to the glories of Putrada Ekadashi, obtains the same merit derived by one who performs the Agnishtom Yajna. In Bramhanda Purana the significance of this Ekadashi has been mentioned.

My Message to all of You: Hope, this article will help many of you who wishes to become parents, however, I am strictly against of Gender inequality, be it’s a baby boy or a girl, please welcome the little soul in your family wholeheartedly. Regarding this I would like to share one small wish which I expressed once to my lady love, I told her that I wish to become a Good Hubby & a Good Father of a Baby Girl. I will make her strong physically & mentally both, being a person from Marshall-art background I always wanted my Daughter to become a great Fighter who will dedicate herself for the nation. Though I have lost my lady love, yet the wish that I expressed to her, is still there in my heart.

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Importance of Saphala Ekadashi

Respected Devotees, after a long time I am going to narrate something in this domain & undoubtedly it’s Krishna’s wish & mercy that he has enabled me to write. Recently a good thing has happened in my life, I have started performing the Ekadashi vrat & credit goes to one of my closest friends who paved the way for me. May Krishna bless her with pure devotion. 🙂

Let’s come back to the topic, as this is the time of December & dark fortnight of the month, so during this time the Ekadashi vrat which we perform, is known as Saphala Ekadashi. It falls on the Paush Krishna Paksha. The significance of this Safala Ekadashi has been narrated in Brahmanda Purana also.

When Dharmaraj Yudhisthir asked Lord Krishna about the merit of this Saphala Ekadashi, then in response to that Krishna replied as – “I do not become as pleased by sacrifice or charity as I do by My devotee’s observance of Ekadashi, to the best of one’s ability, therefore, one should fast on Saphala Ekadashi, the day of Shri Hari”. He further added that the way Sesh-Nag is the best among all snakes, Garud is the best among all birds, Bramhins are the best among human beings, similarly among all fasting days or Vrat(s) Ekadashi is the best or most dearest to me. So, people who observe this Ekadashi vrat are dear to me. In this material world I bless them with wealth & after death I bless them with salvation. The result or fruit which can not be achieved even after the penance of 1000 years, can easily be attained by staying awake for the whole night during this Saphala Ekadashi.

ekadashi importance

Lord Krishna Telling Ekadashi Importance to Pandavas.

History Behind Saphala Ekadashi: Once there was a king named as Mahismat in the city of Champavati, he had 4 sons, among those his eldest son Lumpaka was engaged in various sinful activities like enjoying illicit sex with wives of others, drinking wine, gambling and many such activities. He always used to criticize Brahmans & Vaishnavas. The king was very much annoyed with his behavior and finally exiled him from his kingdom.

After this Lumpaka decided that he shall stay in the dark forest during day time & visit back to the kingdom during darkness of night in order to steal valuables. Various times he was nabbed red handed, but out of fear of king & mercy people freed him repeatedly. During day time Lumpaka used to kill many innocent animals, in this way he was continuously engaged in sinful activities.

There was an old Banyan tree in that forest & it’s the known fact that Lord Krishna resides in Banyan tree, this is the reason in Indian culture we worship Banyan trees. Lumpaka used to reside under that tree. After a long time due to the effect of his good karma of previous birth he survived the day of Dashami by eating fruits only, during night he suffered tremendously due to extreme cold & lost his consciousness, on the very next day it was the day of Saphala Ekadashi, but for the sufferings of last night he laid down their unconscious even after the sun rise, during afternoon he regained his consciousness & arranged some fruits from forest. By the time he returned to the banyan tree, the sun had set. So, he started taking rest, during night he became very weak for the insufficient foods. Then to save himself he started praying to Lord Narayan, offered all the fruits that he collected & prayed further to lord. In this way he spent the night by fasting & staying awake. Lord Narayan considered the whole thing as equivalent of performing Ekadashi Vrat. 🙂

krishna prasadam

Krishna Prasadam

In this way unwittingly Lumpaka observed Safala Ekadashi. After the sunrise there was a voice from clear Blue Sky (Akash vani)– Oh Son, because of the effect of performing Saphala Ekadashi your kingdom will be returned to you without any further delay. And, right after that announcement Lumpaka got a divine body, all his sinful thoughts were vanished. In this way he regained his right place in the dynasty. After living few years happily with his son & wife he handed over his kingdom to his son & went to forest as Sanyasi in order to serve Lord with pure devotion in heart. Finally during death he was able to return to the lotus feet of Krishna. 🙂

Finally Lord Krishna concluded by saying that — “Yudhisthir, in this way whoever performs the Saphala Ekadashi like Lumpaka, enjoys the Earthly Happiness during this life & returns to Baikuntha after death. And, one who simply listens to the glories of Saphala Ekadashi, obtains the same merit derived by one who performs a Raja-suya-yajna & goes to heaven in his next birth”.

Hope, this article will help you all to become more Krishna conscious. Feel free to write to me at: rajeshrocks[dot]kolkata[at]gmail[dot]com or simply share your feedback by posting comments. Due to busy office life I might take a bit of time to respond to your comments, but I will respond for sure.  Hare Krishna. 🙂