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I was told by my devotee friend that Radharani isnt mentioned in the Srimad Bhagavatam .

Why isnt she mentioned? 

Can anyone please clarify? THANK YOU!

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Hare Krsna AGTSP
Your devotee friend is right. She is not mentioned by name.
There are Nine Cantos leading to the Dasam Skandh(Tenth Canto) where the exclusive pastimes of Lord Krsna are mentioned and then there are Two more Cantos where even more confidential knowledge is explained.
The author Srila Vyasadeva has designed the text in this manner and he knew that the tendency to jump straight to the confidential pastimes of Lord Krsna is there so he has kept Her as a mystery.
Please start reading from the First Verse of the First Canto and as you gradually progress then your understanding of the subject matter will also deepen accordingly.
Thank you!

Hare Krishna

Srimati Radhika is not mentioned outright but there are hidden messages as Zola Prabhuji has said. For example, 10.30.28 says "Certainly this particular gopī has perfectly worshiped the all-powerful Personality of Godhead, Govinda, since He was so pleased with Her that He abandoned the rest of us and brought Her to a secluded place."

We can tell that this means Srimati Radhika. 

Srila Prabhupada's purport to this is the following:

Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī explains that the word ārādhitaḥ refers to Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī. He comments, "The sage Śukadeva Gosvāmī has tried with all endeavor to keep Her name hidden, but now it automatically shines forth from the moon of his mouth. That he has spoken Her name is indeed Her mercy, and thus the word ārādhitaḥ is like the rumbling of a kettledrum sounded to announce Her great good fortune."
Although the gopīs spoke as if jealous of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī, they were actually ecstatic to see that She had captured Śrī Kṛṣṇa.
Śrīla Viśvanātha Cakravartī quotes the following detailed description of Śrīmatī Rādhārāṇī's footprints, as given by Śrīla Rūpa Gosvāmī in his Śrī Ujjvala-nīlamaṇi: "At the base of the large toe of Her left foot is the mark of a barleycorn, below that mark is a disc, below the disc is an umbrella, and below the umbrella is a bracelet. A vertical line extends from the middle of Her foot to the juncture of Her large and second toes. At the base of the middle toe is a lotus, below that is a flag with a banner, and below the flag is a creeper, together with a flower. At the base of Her small toe is an elephant goad, and upon Her heel is a half-moon. Thus there are eleven marks on Her left foot.
"At the base of the large toe of Her right foot is a conchshell, and below that a spear. At the base of the small toe of Her right foot is a sacrificial altar, below that an earring, and below the earring a spear. Along the base of the second, third, fourth and small toes is the mark of a mountain, below which is a chariot, and on the heel is a fish.
"Thus all together there are nineteen distinguishing marks on the soles of Śrīmatī Rādhārānī's lotus feet."

So yes, Srimati Radhika is mentioned in Srimad Bhagavatam but Srila Sukadeva Gosvami is trying to keep Her name hidden because this is a very confidential topic.

I hope this helps.

Your servant,

Bhakta David

King Parikshit was cursed to leave his body within 7 days. So time was not so much.

Sukadeva Goswami is a personal parrot of Srimati Radharani. So he has ecstatic feelings for Her. So when he once pronounces Her name he faints. But he had to help to Parikshit Maharaja to learn whole Bhagavatam for 7 days. SO he avoided to call the Name of "Radhe".

Your servant,    

RADHE RADHE

Thank you for the explanation.

Will start reading the Srimad Bhagavatam soon. Then hopefully my understanding will be better

Thanks again.

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