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RADHA. [Source: Dowson's Classical Dictionary of Hindu Mythology]

1. Wife of Adhirata and foster-mother of Karna.

2. The favourite mistress and consort of Krishna while he lived as Go-pala among the cowherds in Vrindavana. She was wife of Ayanagosha, a cowherd. Considered by some to be an incarnation of Lakshmi, and worshipped accordingly. Some have discovered a mystical character in Radha, and consider her as the type of the human soul drawn to the ineffavle god, Krishna, or as that pure divine love to which the fickle lover returns.

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