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Radhanath Swami on Imlitala

on June 18, 2013 in Vrindavan Articles with 17 Comments

When Lord Caitanya was in Vrindavan, He would sit under the Imlitala. Imlitala is a tamarind tree from the time of Lord Krishna. Once during the Rasalila dance, Srimati Radharani left the arena and Krishna went searching for her. He sat under this tree crying out the names of Srimati Radharani. Although Krishna is the supreme controller, in Vrindavan Krishna is controlled by the love of His devotees. Vrindavan is the place where the supreme controller reveals to the world that His greatest happiness is in being controlled by the love of His devotees.

Lord Krishna was feeling so much separation from Sri Radha’s love that His beautiful complexion turned into the golden color of Srimati Radharani’s body. At that time Srimati Radharani and the gopis came and saw Krishna weeping and chanting Sri Radha’s names. Srimati Radharani asked Him, “What am I seeing?” and Krishna replied, “In the age of Kali, I am going to appear in a golden complexion feeling the ecstasy of your love. Through bhakti, I am going to enlighten the world with the inner rasas of Vrindavan and inundate the hearts of countless people with your love through the chanting of the holy names.”

Radhanath Swami


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  • Sumit Sharma

    Beautiful pastime narrated by Radhanath Swami.

  • Ravi Garg

    What a beautiful narration……..So we know the secret behind Lord Chaitanya’s appearance…….

  • Himanshu Goel

    Very beautiful PAST TIME

  • Udisha

    Waaow….! It feels a relief that in this age we get to experience the presence of God and his mercy through Chaitanya Mahaprabhu. Thank you so much Radhanath Swami for such touching explanation.

  • gaurav

    Thanks for sharing this.

  • shirish

    this past times touched my heart.Thank you radhanath swami maharaj

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Superb narration of why Lord Krishna appears as Chaitanya Mahaprabhu to teach us love of God.

  • NSP

    So nice to read pastimes narrated by HH Radhanath Swami Maharaj!

    • umesh

      Yes very true.

  • Swapnil Gaonkar

    The Supreme controller is controlled by His devotees. Thank you Radhanath Swami for this wonderful narration

  • Pankaj

    Pastimes of the Lord purify our heart. Thanks to Radhanath Swami for sharing such a beautiful article.

  • Sarang Gadhave

    Really nice pastime

  • manish

    Thank you very much Radhanath Swami for such a wonderful pastimes of Lord Krishna

  • gaurav

    Lord is always willing to bless us, a great example mentioned here !!

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    the Lord’s greatest happiness is in being controlled by the love of His devotees – so merciful!

  • Paramesvara Dasa

    The personification of all compassion is Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu who is non-other than Krsna Himself.

  • Sumit Sharma

    Thanks for sharing it!