Srimati Radharani
New Gokula Dhama, Vancouver, Canada
"Actual aim of life is to satisfy Lord Vishnu, and Krishna is the origin of vishnu-tattva. And He is pleased through Radharani. Therefore we don't keep Krishna alone. No. Radha-Krishna. First Radharani. So that day is today. First you have to worship Radharani. If you go through Radharani...

"Therefore in Vrndavana you will see all devotees, they will address one another, 'Jaya Radhe.' Still. Because they know that 'If Radharani is pleased, if I can please Radharani...' Radharani is presented, the original pleasure potency, always absorbed in thought of Krishna. So anyone who comes before Radharani to serve Krishna, oh, She becomes so pleased, 'Oh, here is a devotee of Krishna." She immediately recommends, 'Krishna, oh, here is a devotee. He is better than Me.' This is Radharani. I may be a, not devotee. I may be most fallen rascal. But if I try to reach Krishna through Radharani, then my business is successful. Therefore we should worship Radharani first. That is our business. Instead of offering directly one flower to Krishna, you just put it in the hands of Radharani: 'My mother Radharani, Jagan-mata, if you kindly take this flower and offer it to Krishna.' 'Oh,' Radharani says, 'Oh, you have brought a flower?' Krishna said, patram puspam phalam toyam yo me bhaktya prayacchati, but don't try to offer Krishna directly. Just offer through Radharani. It will be very much appreciated by Radharani.

"So this is our philosophy, to please Krishna through Radharani, and just today is the auspicious day of Radharani appearance. So we should offer puspanjali and pray to Radharani that 'Radharani, kindly be merciful and tell about me to Your Krishna. To Your Krishna. Krishna is Yours.' Krishna, Radha-Krishna. Krishna is not independent. Krishna is Radharani's property. So you have to approach Krishna through Radharani. That is, today is the auspicious day. Worship Radharani very nicely and be happy."

(Srila Prabhupada lecture, Radharani's Appearance Day, 9/5/73)

*Special thanks to Jaya Govinda Prabhu for his beautiful Deity photos from New Gokula Dhama in Vancouver, Canada.
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