Radha is derived from the root word aradhana which means worship
In fact, RÄdhÄrÄá¹Ä« is the internal potency of ÅrÄ« Ká¹á¹£á¹a, and She eternally intensifies the pleasure of ÅrÄ« Ká¹á¹£á¹a. Impersonalists cannot understand this without the help of a mahÄ-bhÄgavata devotee. The very name "RÄdhÄ" suggests that ÅrÄ«matÄ« RÄdhÄrÄá¹Ä« is eternally the topmost mistress of the comforts of ÅrÄ« Ká¹á¹£á¹a. As such, She is the medium transmitting the living entities' service to ÅrÄ« Ká¹á¹£á¹a. Devotees in Vá¹ndÄvana therefore seek the mercy of ÅrÄ«matÄ« RÄdhÄrÄá¹Ä« in order to be recognized as loving servitors of ÅrÄ« Ká¹á¹£á¹a.
The name "RÄdhÄ" is derived from the root word ÄrÄdhana, which means "worship." The personality who excels all in worshiping Ká¹á¹£á¹a may therefore be called RÄdhikÄ, the greatest servitor.
The name RÄdhÄ is derived from this verse (SB 10.30.28), from the words anayÄrÄdhitaá¸¥, meaning "by Her the Lord is worshiped." Sometimes the critics of ÅrÄ«mad-BhÄgavatam find it difficult to find RÄdhÄrÄá¹Ä«âs holy name in that book, but the secret is disclosed here in the word ÄrÄdhita, from which the name RÄdhÄ has come. Of course, the name of RÄdhÄrÄá¹Ä« is directly mentioned in other PurÄá¹as. This gopÄ«âs worship of Ká¹á¹£á¹a is topmost, and therefore Her name is RÄdhÄ, or "the topmost worshiper."
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