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CC Ādi 4.87

Text

kṛṣṇa-vāñchā-pūrti-rūpa kare ārādhane
ataeva ‘rādhikā’ nāma purāṇe vākhāne

Synonyms

kṛṣṇa-vāñchā — of the desire of Lord Kṛṣṇa; pūrti-rūpa — of the nature of fulfillment; kare — does; ārādhane — worship; ataeva — therefore; rādhikā — Śrīmatī Rādhikā; nāma — named; purāṇe — in the Purāṇas; vākhāne — in the description.

Translation

Her worship [ārādhana] consists of fulfilling the desires of Lord Kṛṣṇa. Therefore the Purāṇas call Her Rādhikā.

Purport

The name “Rādhā” is derived from the root word ārādhana, which means “worship.” The personality who excels all in worshiping Kṛṣṇa may therefore be called Rādhikā, the greatest servitor.