Friday, 13 June 2014

Goloka Vrindabvan

When Krishna was a little boy of five, his father, Nanda, took him to the field where the cattle were grazing. Krishna wanted to spring a surprise on his father, so he created a severe thunderstorm. It began to rain heavily and the trees were tossing wildly.Although Krishna was responsible for the storm, he pretended that he knew nothing. He started crying and screaming, and he clung to his father for Protection. Nanda was trying desperately to protect his child and also the cattle. He found that he could not manage to do the two things simultaneously, and so he was in a terrible predicament. All of a sudden, a most beautiful woman appeared. Nanda was very relieved to see this unknown woman who had come at such a crucial moment. “Would you kindly take care of my child?” he asked. “I must take the cattle home now. Then I will come back. I am sure that you will be able to protect my son.”“Do not worry.
                        I will definitely take good care of your child,” the woman assured Nanda. Nanda departed for home with the frightened cattle. When Krishna and the woman were alone together, Krishna did something extraordinary. He created a most enchanting scene and took the form of a youth. This youth was dark-skinned; he wore an orange cloth and on his forehead there was a peacock feather. In his hands, he held a flute which he was playing so hauntingly. Krishna looked at the woman and asked her, “Do you remember this Scene, when we were in Goloka Vrindabvan(Spiritual World),The unknown woman was Radha(Identification Revealed by Garga Rishi), who was Krishna’s dearest beloved. Radha replied, “I do remember this incident. It is very vivid to me.” Krishna was showing Radha a scene from their life together in Goloka Vrindabvan(Spiritual World)before they took incarnation on earth.
                       He wanted to remind Radha of their eternal relationship. At that moment, there appeared Brahma, the Creator. For 60,000 years he had been praying to the Highest only to have a glimpse of Radha. In his meditation, he had seen Krishna and Radha together on earth and he was deeply moved. So he came personally to see Radha, who was the embodiment of the Universal Force.Then Brahmaji performed their marriage as a pandit. Brahmā performed the wedding-ceremony of Lord Hari and Śrī Rādhikā.

                             Then, happy and humbly bowing down, Brahmā left for his own home.The time was fast approaching for Krishna’s father to come and take his son home,Krishna became a little child again. He started crying pitifully for his father to come and claim him. After some time, Nanda had still not appeared and Radha became very worried. She was wondering what to do when she heard a voice telling her to take the child to Nanda’s house.Radha was so sad and miserable that she had to return Krishna to his parents after being reunited with him on earth. She was afraid that she would not be able to see him anymore. But the voice told her, “Take the child back to Nanda and Yashoda. If you listen to me, I assure you that you will be able to go and see your Lord Krishna every evening. You will meet him and he will play his flute for you. A part of your heart will always remain with him.” Garga Samhita which describes marriage between radha and krishna was composed by Garga Muni,the family priest of family of Nanda, (the foster-father of Krishna) He named Krishna as "Krishna" after receiving the name by meditation.