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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

Imlitala

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