What basis the sequence of Radha-Krishna (राधा-कृष्ण) is arrived?

As per Sanskrit grammar, there is sutra in द्वन्द्व समास (Copulative Compound)

The Sanskrit sutra called as अल्पाच्तरम् 2.2.34– means that word consisting of a smaller number of syllables (than another) should be placed first.

Because of this sutra these words are formed – शिव-केश्व, राधा-कृष्ण​, शिव​-पार्वती, नल​-दमयन्ती, लक्ष्मी-नारायण  (smaller word are placed first than the bigger word)

In this sutra there is another vartik called as भ्रातुर्ज्यायसः (वार्तिकम्) – which means in case of brothers the above mentioned rule doesn’t apply.

example युधिष्ठिरार्जुनौ – here the name are placed based on there age or their seniority


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