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Rädhäräëé Lord Kåñëa's most intimate consort, who is the personification of His internal, spiritual potency.
Räga-märga the path of spontaneous love of Godhead.
Raghunätha Bhaööa Gosvämé one of the six Vaiñëava spiritual masters who directly followed Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu and systematically presented His teachings.
Raghunätha däsa Gosvämé one of the six Vaiñëava spiritual masters who directly followed Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu and systematically presented His teachings.
Rahügaëa Mahäräja the king who received spiritual instruction from Jaòa Bharata.
Räjarñi saintly king.
Rajas the material mode of passion.
Räjasüya-yajïa the great sacrificial ceremony performed by King Yudhiñöhira and attended by Lord Kåñëa.
Rajo-guëa the material mode of passion.
Räkñasas man-eating demons.
Räkñasé a female [Räkñasa,] or demoness.
Räma (1) a name of Lord Kåñëa meaning "the source of all pleasure." (2) Lord Rämacandra, an incarnation of the Supreme Lord as t he perfect king.
Räma [See:] Rämacandra
Räma-räjya a perfect Vedic kingdom like that of Lord Rämacandra, the incarnation of the Supreme Lord appearing as the perfect king.
Rämacandra an incarnation of the Supreme Lord as the perfect king.
Rämänanda Räya an intimate associate of Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu.
Rämänujäcärya a great eleventh-century spiritual master of the Çré Vaiñëava [sampradäya].
Rämäyaëa the epic history about Lord Rämacandra, originally written by Välméki Muni.
Räsa Dance Lord Kåñëa's pleasure dance with the cowherd maidens of Våndävana. It is a pure exchange of spiritual love between the Lord and His most advanced, confidential servitors.
Rasas the loving moods or mellows relished in the exchange of love with the Supreme Lord.
Räsa-lélä the pure exchange of spiritual love between Kåñëa and His most advanced, confidential servitors, the cowherd damsels of Vrajabhümi.
Rasätala the next-to-lowest planet in the universe's lower planetary system, Pätäla.
Ratha-yäträ an annual festival in which Deities of the Supreme Lord are drawn in procession upon huge, gaily decorated, canopied chariots.
Rävaëa a demoniac ruler who was killed by Lord Rämacandra.
Åk-saàhitä the [Åg Veda.]
Åg Veda one of the four [Vedas,] the original scriptures spoken by the Lord Himself.
Rohiëé one of Vasudeva's wives, who later lived under the care of Nanda Mahäräja. She is the mother of Balaräma.
Romaharñaëa the father of Süta Gosvämé. He was killed by Lord Balaräma for his disrespect.
Åñabhadeva an incarnation of the Supreme Lord as a devotee king who, after instructing his sons in spiritual life, renounced Hi s kingdom for a life of austerity.
Åñi a sage.
Rudra [See:] Çiva
Rudras the expansions of Lord Çiva who rule over the material mode of ignorance.
Rukmé a brother of Kåñëa's queen Rukmiëé.
Rukmiëé Lord Kåñëa's principal queen in Dvärakä.
Rukmiëé-Dvärakädhéça the transcendental couple manifested as Kåñëa, the Lord of Dvärakä, and His queen Rukmiëé.
Rüpa Gosvämé the chief of the six Vaiñëava spiritual masters who directly followed Lord Caitanya Mahäprabhu and systematically p resented His teachings.

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