Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rupa Goswami & Radha -Radharani's stories


Sri Krsna and Srimati Radharani are always eager to help her devotees. Here is a story:-

Srila Rupa Gosvami and Srila Sanatana Gosvami often discussed the glories of Sri Sri Radha and Krsna. On one such occasion, Srimati Radhika noticed that it was already midday and that they had not yet eaten. She came to them as a teenage girl (kisori) and said, "You have not prepared any foodstuffs today. Are you fasting? My mother has given me some milk, rice and sugar. You should make ksira for yourselves." But neither Srila Rupa nor Srila Sanatana had the time to make ksira, and so Srimati Radhika offered to make it for them. She brought some dry cow dung, and by Her mere desire a fire was manifested. In a moment She made very beautiful, tasteful ksira, presented it to Srila Rupa Gosvami and said, "Please offer this ksira to your worshipable Deity (ista-deva), then give some to your brother, and then take some yourself."

Now, Srila Sanatana Gosvami began to wonder Who the girl was. He questioned Rupa, "O Rupa, have you prayed to Radhika, requesting Her to come?" "No, I have not." "But She came and cooked for us. Taste this krsna-prasadam. It could only have been cooked by Her."

As they each took some ksira, they wept uncontrollably and cried out to Srimati Radhika, "Now You have disappeared, and our opportunity has gone. We did not offer obeisances or serve You. Instead, we have troubled You by having You cook for us."

।। राधे राधे ।।

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