(Kadamba Kanana Swami, 23 September 2012, Durban, South Africa, Radhastami Lecture)

Just as Krsna’s appearance was not ordinary, in the same way, Srimati Radharani’s appearance was also not ordinary. One day, Maharaj Vrsabhanu was approaching the Yamuna and within the waters of the Yamuna there was one extremely effulgent lotus flower. The effulgence of that lotus flower was so attractive that Maharaj Vrsabhanu felt like taking it. So he went into the water of the Yamuna, but then, he saw, in the whorl of that lotus flower, the cause of that effulgence. It was not that the lotus itself was so effulgent but it was a little girl, golden in complexion, lying there in that lotus! He forgot his idea of taking that lotus and he just picked up the little girl with great joy in his heart and took her home. In this way, Kirtida conceived a child – somewhat unusual but divine just like Krsna’s appearance.

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