The Color Guide to Radha Kunda
This book is dedicated in the sacred memory of our beloved spiritual master, His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, who revealed the holiest of all holy places, Sri Radha Kunda, before the whole world.
I first visited the sacred lake of Radha-kunda in 1975, just a month or so after I arrived in the Indian sub-continent. Like so many of the Hare Krishna devotees at that time, I was very eager to see all the holy places situated around Vraja. I can still remember those first impressions of Radha-Kunda; the narrow lanes, the humble dwellings, the sadhus chanting on beads, the continuous sounds of nama-kirtana, as well as the very austere environment -- but most of all the sublime beauty and tranquillity of the sacred lakes.
In those early days we didn't know so much about Sri Radha Kunda, the most sacred of all sacred tirthas, except that it was Srimati Radharani's very own personal bathing place. As time went by, Srila Prabhupada gradually revealed more and more through his books, as well as his lectures, about this most extraordinary of all transcendental lakes. We pray that by his divine mercy, those transcendental revelations will remain forever fixed within our hearts.
It is certainly not an easy task to actually comprehend the extreme sanctity of Srimati Radharani's sacred kunda, which the scriptures say, is even more dear to Lord Sri Krishna than His very own life. I sincerely hope that through this book, readers may be able to capture a glimpse of the spiritual beauty and transcendentally exalted nature of Sri Radha-Kunda, the holiest of all the holy places within the three worlds.