This question has been on my mind ever since my childhood. Most of us have watched the famous daily soap that starred a cute kid in Lord Krishna's avatar. The show completely justified the happenings that took place in Kanha's life, but unlike me have you also wondered about the fact that why did he end up marrying Rukmini instead of Radha?
The unconditional love that both of them had for each other is something that we are never going to find in any generation. But why is that they never lived together or had a family? Lord Krishna is believed to have approximately 16,000 wives, why isn't Radha one of them?
There are a lot of scriptures that claim the answer to these questions and different versions have different answers for the readers. We have got it all compiled for you here.
But, before we get the answers to all our questions, let's have some background check about the subject of the story.
Well, to all the newbies, I mean the next gen kids, he is a Hindu God of compassion, tenderness, and love and is also believed to be the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu.
Radha aka Radharani is believed to be the lover and the most represented companion of Lord Krishna. But, even after getting a lot of mention she never ended up with Krishna.
Read further to know why?
When Krishna was a little boy, he would go by the lake, in Gokul, and start playing the flute for the grazing cows. He continued to do this every day. However, one Gopi, Radha, had captivated him. The whole universe yearned for Krishna, but he yearned for Radha.
That happens with everyone but what's so unusual about it?
According to an article, the unusual thing about this love tale was that Radha was married to Abhimanyu (not the one from Mahabharata) and this is not enough, there were more reasons why the couple never stayed like normal couples.
Read further to know all the possible reasons.
As per Speaking Tree, the reason why this couple did not marry each other is because they had to define the fine line that exists between marrying someone and loving someone. The eternal love that they had for each other could never suffice by giving a tag to their love tale.
According to Speaking Tree, after being so close to Krishna, Radha finally realised that he was not a common man. She was in love with him the way a devotee loves God but it was misunderstood as physical love. Therefore the question of marriage completely disappeared from the picture.
Read further to know other versions of this story.
She is believed to be his energy which pleases and possesses unconditional love to him. Since there is the only element, they did not marry each other.
According to some versions of the story, it is noted that Radha refused to marry Lord Krishna because she felt that she wouldn't be able to adjust in his household because of the fact that she was a cowgirl and people expected Kanha to marry a Princess.
An incident stated that once when Radha asked Krishna, why he wouldn't marry her. He simply said, "How can one marry his or her own soul?"
Their conversation proved that they are a single entity and are not different from each other in spirit and existence.
Radha and Krishna's love can never be compared to earthly definitions and explanations. It is unparalleled and a startling example of the human race to proclaim the supreme union between the human and divine energy around us that is God.
That's all, people.
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