In 2016 and 2019, His Holiness Kadamba Kanana Swami took us to Yavat, where Srimati Radharani was residing in separation from Krsna, after her marriage to Abhimanyu. Check out Maharaja’s full kirtans and lectures, along with a few photos, during Parikrama 2016 and Parikrama 2019.

The purpose of Abhimanyu, Jatila and Kutila was to increase the eagerness of Radha and Krsna to meet each other. Abhimanyu was never in competition with Krsna, but rather he was simply a shadow of Krsna. Radharani was always watched by Her in-laws. She was never on Her own, so She and Krsna always had to make secret plans to meet. We have the story where Radharani swapped Her clothes with Subala (Krsna’s cowherd boy friend) in order for her to go out to meet Krsna. Jatila thought Radharani was Subala and allowed her to leave the house. Durvasa Muni had given Radharani a benediction that Her cooking would always taste like nectar and bring auspiciousness as well as long life, so Mother Yasoda requested that Radharani cook for Krsna. Paurnamasi persuaded Jatila to let this happen. Therefore, She was sent daily via a palanquin to cook for Krsna, much to Their delight!

The love of the gopis and Radharani was so pure that they had no self-interest; their only desire was to serve Krsna. The love experienced by Radha and Krsna is transcendental love. Yamunacarya said that the spiritual world is not limited by time, space and thought. The spiritual world is governed by rasa and not time. There is, however, a predominance of time here in this world. In this material world, ultimately the greatest power is time. It catches up with all of us and with everything. Time takes everything away. In the spiritual world, there is no existence of time but the presence of sequences remain, such as morning, noon and so on. The difference between time in the material world and the spiritual world is that in the spiritual world time is not the ruling factor since Krsna can be seen to have breakfast many times at different places. It is not time that determines what happens; time is simply there to serve the desires of Krsna. Even with space, Krsna may travel great distances and it may take less or more time, depending on the desire of Krsna.

The full kirtan and lecture at Yavat from Parikrama 2016 can be found using the following link: https://www.kksblog.com/2016/12/vrindavan-braj-parikrama-2016-recordings/

Kadamba Kanana Swami Kirtan & Lecture, Parikrama 2019, Yavat, India

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