Radha and Krishna WERE no more than light and shade together, inseparable

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about the stroke of midnight the Hindu priest opened the curtain and hid the deity Krishna. it was the point of time when Krishna was to be born. The priest went behind the curtain then.a few silent and dramatic seconds later, he emerged from behind the curtain and pulled it back. Lo, there stood the deity again for the new year! Krishna was there as before with his consort Radha, but with a difference:their forms had been wrapped with a single piece of cloth. They were as if one. They were a single form as if. It was the time of dark and light together it seems. I stood there thinking:is this what is meant by Radha is the very form of Krishna?
Today while searching for something on the net i came across the concept of androgynous gods i.e. male and female form of the same god as a goddess or vice versa in the Pre Roman eras, the Greek or pre times.
The male control over affairs of the land and kingdoms and all that must have put females in the background initially. also, a new God needed to be adopted that was not like everything and everybody else–born of a woman. so the sun was said to be born of itself.
Although like all the others, the Sun must /may have also had a female consort partnering it equally. Everything being Ardhnaarishwar as Shiva in the Indian/continuum of Egyptian etc tradition was…
So, Rome could have been the male as well as the female god Sun?Sister-wife?daughter?

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"Preetlari", Punjab's magazine established in 1933 and published from Preetnagar, Dist. Amritsar. S. Gurbaksh Singh founded the magazine and also the model village, Preetnagar. The magazine is running in its 78th year and since last year is being taken by nearly 20000 primary and upper primary schools of Punjab ,too.

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  1. “Ardhnaarishwar”,”androgynous gods”. Just concepts,yes. But what concepts!

    I’ve always maintained that it’s the Anglicizing that’s corrupted the pristine Indian mind, with concepts like the ‘finger-pointing, angry and vengeful’ old man as God.

    God? Angry and vengeful┬┐? Yes:And why not? It’s the Judeo-Christian concept of God you see. Totally alien to our own (Indyan,not Indian)concept of a benign,playful androgynous god, the Ardhnaarishwar.

    I love this Article;I love these concepts. It’s what makes me what I am—an Indyan.

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