Many of us do Laksmi worship at some time or other. In homes and
businesses it's common to see a deya burning before her image . .a lamp
offering so that the devotee become blessed with wealth. Divali is
centered around her worship. Durga is worshiped for favors within this
world. Saraswati is adored for knowledge. Whenever students are sitting
exams, puja is done. So the worship of shakti is of prime
in our lives. Gods like Ram, Krishna, or Narayan are never adored
without their female counterparts.
However, we note that not much puja is done to Devi Radha. This
practice is exclusive to Radha Krishna bhaktas and the residents of
Vrindaban. Her activities are mostly concealed and rarely mentioned in
scriptures The function of devi Radha is not to grant material favors,
although she personally serves her unalloyed devotees. The secret about
her, you must know, is that she is the female form of Krishna. She has
sprung from his left side, so there is no difference between Radha and
Krishna. It is hellish to see them as separate from each other.
Durga, Laksmi and Saraswati are all digits that emanate from Devi Radha
but it is she who is the original female force in existence. Devi Radha
is the presiding deity of prana. She is the cause of life, and the
original mother of us all. Her form is very youthful and composed of
prema or love of Krishna. However it is she who has manifested as
Parbati, daughter of the Himalaya. She resides as passion in the devas
and she protects the three worlds. She is the presiding deity of all.
Laksmi, born of Radha's left side is the deity of wealth. She is the
wife of Maha Vishnu who sleeps in the ocean of milk, and Vishnu who
resides in Vaikuntha. She has become Saraswati the wife of Brahma, and
Swarga Laksmi the prosperity of Indra in heaven.
Laksmi is wealth, present in this world and in every household. During
creation Radha is called Ishwari. It is she who is the mother of Maha
Vishnu, therefore she is the source of all creation.
The same fruits gained by worshiping Radha for a short time will be
gained by worshiping Krishna for a long time. Chanting of her name
makes one become very dear to Krishna, and destroys the worst sins.
Only those who she favors gets devotion to Krishna. Whoever receives
her darshan achieves prema, for she embodies it. So we should all try
to remember Radha whose worship is greater even than that of Krishna.
One can repeat Radha's name by saying Jai Sri Radhe, singing it or
saying it in greeting, or saying Jai Radha Shyam, as an alternative to
Jai Radhe Shyam