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Glories of Radha's Holy Name

The glory of name 'Radha' is explained below:

'ra' sabdoccaranad eva sphito bhavati madhavah
'dha' sabdoccarata pascad dhavatyeva sa-sambhramah

Simply by vibrating the sound 'Ra', Shri Krishna's ecstatic jubiliation fully blooms; simply upon hearing the sound 'dha', He chases after vibrator with great awe and reverence.
(Brahma Vaivarta Purana)

'ra' sabdam kurvatas trasto dadami bhaktim uttamam
'dha' sabdam kurvatah pascat yami sravana lobhatah

(Lord Shri Krishna proclaims): ''The moment I hear the sound 'Ra' from anyone's lips, I grant them My supreme prema-bhakti. But the next moment when I hear the sound 'dha', I completely lose Myself and become intoxicated in Radha-nama. Because of My great longing to hear the name of My Beloved, I run after the devotees who chant Radha-nama.''

radhety evam ca samsiddha ra-karo dana-vacakah
dha nirvanam ca tad-datri tena radha prakirtita

The holy name of Radha is fully accomplished in perfection as follows: the syllable 'Ra' denotes dana, bestowal of a gift, and the syllable 'dha' indicates nirvana, liberation. Thus, She Who mercifully bestows liberation into the eternal kingdom of painlessness is called 'Radha.'
(Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Shri Krishna-janma-khanda)

sa radheti sada hrdi sphuratu me vidya-para dvayaksara

Let the name of Shri Radha, in which the two divine syllables are embodied and which personifies para-vidya (the ultimate truth) eternally shine in my heart.

(Radha-Rasa-Sudha-Nidhi 96 by Shrila Prabodhananda Sarasvati)

radheti me jivanam

Shri Radha and Radha alone or the nectarean name of Shri Radhe is my life breath. (Radha-Rasa-Sudha-Nidhi 97)