Fortunate; successful; gift. Radha was the beloved of Krishna, the eighth incarnation of Vishnu. The name comes from the Sanskrit word aradhana, meaning “homage” or “worship.” It is said that Krishna and Radha were only together in human form for a few years, but they were forever One, and their love grew stronger in separation. Her longing was a catalyst to increase her depth of love for God—a love immortalized as devoted sacrifice. For followers of Vaishnavism, Radha symbolizes absolute Love, adoration, devotion, and surrender to the Supreme Consciousness. Her love is Divine Love, love that keeps increasing regardless of the circumstances. Radha’s love for Krishna represents the true, selfless nature of prema.