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Rādhāramaṇa Temple <i>Service to the Deity</i>

Margaret H. Case

in Seeing Krishna

Published in print April 2000 | ISBN: 9780195130102
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199848713 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195130102.003.0005
Rādhāramaṇa Temple Service to the Deity

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Śrī Rādhāramana's right hand always holds a cowherd's staff, by which he is seen to support himself. He is the oldest image of Krishna in Vrindaban that has never had to leave. Housed in a small temple near Jaisingh Gherā, he is served by the lineage of Gosvāmīs that includes Mahārāj jī's family. The story of the origin of this image has its roots in the visit of Caitanya to the holy city of Śrīrangam. Meanwhile, Mahārāj jī's sevā was envisioned to create and offer for Krishna's enjoyment the best that the arts of Vrindaban can provide, for the inducement and enhance of bliss.

Keywords: Śrīrangam; Caitanya; Rādhāramana; Mahārāj jī; sevā

Chapter.  9313 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Christianity

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