Re: Shri RAdhA
Atha RAdhA SahasranAma Stotram - - Shri KRshNArpaNamastu.
Let us dedicate this long-awaited thread to DevakiNandan YashodAnandan Nandanandan Shri KRshNa Govinda DAmodar Mukunda
PLEASE NOTE: This will not be a cut and paste of the stotra, rather contemplation on some details. You are welcome to participate with questions or discussions. This text has a lot of hidden knowledge we will try to uncover.
SOURCE: NArada PancharAtra,
CONTEXT: Conversation between Shiva and PArvatI
BACKGROUND: PArvatI inquires: How is it that this Devi RAdhA Who is the Mother of the Universe, from Whom the Universe arises, is a Gopi??? O LOrd, please tell me this secret of this Great Goddess, which confers pure devotion [to KRshNa] on those who hear -- mahA devyA, bhakti prasAdhanam. भक्ति-प्रसाधनम्
Shiva, pleased by this question, answers : When Shri KRshNa, the Lord of the Universe, appears in the bhU-loka (earthly realm) for Divine purpose -- avatAr-kArya, RAdhA also accompanies Him in various forms. This is how She is a Gopi (Cowherd Maiden). Now let me narrate Her thousand names -- a topic that I have never elaborated anywhere and which those who desire liberation from the world wish to hear...
So listen Dear Devi, this which destroys all sins (karma, pApam) कथां पाप-हरां शुभाम्
This knowledge is very dear to Me day and night as dear as life, please hear and chant this Sahasranama stotra , O GirijA (PArvati, daughter of the Mountain)
Thus begins the narration of RAdhA SahasranAma
By Her kindness Kṛṣṇa, the master of Goloka, is the Supreme Master. Nārada is the sage of Her thousand holy names.
|yasyāḥ prasādāt kṛṣṇas tu
golokeśaḥ paraḥ prabhuḥ
ṛṣir nārada eva ca
|यस्याः प्रसादात् कृष्णस् तु
गोलोकेशः परः प्रभुः
ऋषिर् नारद एव च
Say what? KrishNa is the Supreme Master by Her kindness?? What is being said here?
It means RAdhA is the Shakti that ~*~motivates~*~ KRshNa, Who is Sat-Chit-Ananda.
Every stotra (hymn) or a spiritual text such as Bhagvad GitA, has
a) A RshI
b) A devatA - Deva who presides on this Stotra and makes it potent
c) chhanda - Vaidic meter in which it is chanted (e.g. anushTup, gAyatrI etc.)
d) keelakam - a key verse, phrase or words that unlocks the flood-gate to its Divine knowledge
Here also, DevRshI NArada (the Celestial Sage) is the RshI
Shri KRshNa Himself is the presiding Deva
[to be continued tomorrow]
Last edited by smaranam; 25 September 2015 at 12:26 AM.
|| Shri KRshNArpaNamastu ||