Radha as goddess

Harsha Dehejia harshadehejia at HOTMAIL.COM
Tue Nov 22 09:44:59 UTC 2005


I do not have a definite reference at this very moment but it would not be 
hard to find.

Right from the Gita Govinda where Radha emerges for the first time she 
remains a consort for Krishna in the Gaudiya tradition. One sees this in the 
many pata chitras of Orissa.

In late Nathawara paintings one also sees this.

While in pushitimarg tradition there is no Radha but merely gopis.


Prof. Harsha V. Dehejia
Carleton University
Ottawa, ON.

>From: "Tony K. Stewart" <tony_stewart at ncsu.edu>
>To: Harsha Dehejia <harshadehejia at HOTMAIL.COM>
>Subject: Radha as goddess
>Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2005 18:31:53 -0500
>Dear Harsha,
>I've been studying the Gaudiya tradition for nearly 30 years and have  
>never seen her referred to as a goddess.  Can you give me a Bangla or  
>Sanskrit textual reference and the term used?  Devi?  or some such?
>Tony K. Stewart
>Professor of South Asian Religions
>Dept. of Philosophy and Religion
>Box 8103
>North Carolina State University
>Raleigh, NC 27695-8103 USA
>ph. 919.515.6335
>email <tony_stewart at ncsu.edu>

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