The god of compassion, tenderness, and love, is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and also asserted with the tag of the Supreme God in his own right. We’ve grown up with the stories of Radha and Krishna and their pure and sacred bond.
We all know what happened with Krishna, but what happened to Radha? We’ve never heard stories about Radha when Krishna left Vrindavan.
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Krishna shined in Vrindavan by saving his civilians from the various attacks of demons. Soon after the events, many gopalas and gopikas always wanted to be with him or around him. But, Krishna wanted to be around Radha. Also known as Radhika, Radharani, and Radhika Rani. She was known to be elder to Krishna by birth. But, there was a level of compassion that surrounded these two individuals.
Krishna Left Vrindavan
Later Krishna had to move to Mathura to kill Kansa. And that was the last time he saw the people of Vrindavan and Radha.
Radha was devoted to Lord Krishna. And she believed that they are two embodiments that form the same soul. And that even if they are apart from each other, they are still connected with an invisible bond of hope and trust.
Soon after Krishna killed Kansa and Shisupala, he was crowned as the King of Mathura, which was then transferred to Dwarka overnight to save the land from satans.
On the other hand, Radha was suggested to marry Abhimanyu, son of Jatila and Kutila, a Yadav Clan boy. But, she did not. But, according to Brahma Vaivarta Purana and Garg Sanhita, she did marry Vaishya Rayan. Later she returned to Baikuntha from Rayan’s house, which was the few reasons why Krishna never married her.
Krishna’s story does revolve around having numerous wives. But, he only married them to protect them from harm.
Radha was, in fact, a reincarnation of Goddess Laxmi.
The Final Journey of Radha Krishna
Many years passed away, but Radha remained devoted to Krishna and never lost hope. But, soon, she became old and weak. She was also known to have walked her way to Dwarika in search of Krishna. And as soon as she managed to enter Dwarika, she saw Lord Krishna and was immediately mesmerized with his aspects. And that bond of Spirituality was ignited all over again.
Radha worked at the palace in Dwarka and thought that she would get to see Krisha every day. But, being apart from him was just painful. So she decided to leave the palace and go away from him discreetly. Krishna followed her and was there for her when she needed him the most.
Radha was in her last stages, and all Krishna could do was accept her last wish before she would depart. Radha denied his request, but when he forced her, she requested him to play his most exceptional flute.
Krishna then devoted his flute to Radha, and with this divine melody, she merged herself into Krishna. But, he decided to break the bond. Since Radha was fond of his musical flute, Krishna chose to let go of his flute in her name and never played again.
As the folklore suggests, Krishna and Radha were never two different entities but were one single soul. And that is the reason why they never married. They were indeed on Earth to explain the importance of love. And that love is what binds two people into one and that it is love that exists above everything else. They were a bond of two spirits in one soul. And will be devoted to eternity.