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“As Samyogini Radha She spent three months in Kuruksetra, where She met with Sri Krsna. Although this is the aspect of Radhika who meets with Krsna at Kuruksetra, Her desire cannot be fulfilled there; She wants to go back to Vrndavana. It is the same Krsna there in Kuruksetra, but in a different dress. There no flute in His hand and no peacock feather crown; He is not Yasoda-nandana / Nanda-nandana / Radha-kanta – He is not addressed by those names any more. The mood here is very different, because there are so many elephants, horses and a huge army, and Vasudeva and Devaki and all their associates are present. There is no forest like Vrndavana there, no Yamuna, no peacocks and no deer. Srimati Radhika tells Sri Krsna, “My heart is not satisfied. There is not even one drop of the ocean of rasa of Vrndavana here in Kuruksetra. I don’t want to be here.”

Krsna told Her, “You should meditate, and You will realize that You are always with Me. If You will meditate, My lotus feet will appear in Your heart.”

She replied:

anyera hrdaya—mana, mora mana—vrndavana,
‘mane’ ‘vane’ eka kari’ jani
tahan tomara pada-dvaya, karaha yadi udaya,
tabe tomara parna krpa mani
(CC Madhya 13.137)

“Our heart and mind are the same, and our mind is Vrndavana. So you should come to Vrndavana.” This is the meaning of Ratha-yatra. The ratha cart is the chariot of Radhika’s mind, the chariot of Radhika’s desire, taking Lord Krsna back to Vrndavana, back to Vraja (represented by the Gundica temple). Samyogini means that there is samyoga, a meeting between Radha and Krsna, but Radhika wants to go back to Vrndavana. She wants to return to the forest of vetasi trees; that is, the forest of kadamba trees, the forest which is fragrant with beli, cameli and juhi flowers. She wants to take Krsna there.”

  Sri Srimad Bhaktivedanta Narayana Maharaja: THIS IS THE MEANING OF RATHA YATRA. Sri Devananda Gaudiya Matha, March 21, 2005

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