✨Radhashtami - राधाष्टमी

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Radhashtami is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Radha Rani. Radha Rani is considered as another form of Goddess Lakshmi.

Radhashtami is celebrated as the birth anniversary of Radha Rani. Radha Rani is considered as another form of Goddess Lakshmi. On this day, Radha Rani was born and emerged from lotus flower as the lover of Lord Krishna who is the eighth avatar of Lord Vishnu. Radhashtami is mainly celebrated by devotees who worship Lord Krishna which shows the divine love of Radha Rani. Radhashtami is celebrated on the eighth day of Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapad month as per hindu panchang.

As per the traditions, Gaudiya Vaishnavism is the devoted worship of Shri Krishna and Radha Rani. The recitation of the Bhagavad Gita and Bhagavata Purana is performed to interpret the disciplines of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu (founder of Gaudiya Vaishnavism). Gaudiya Vaishnavism does half day fasting practices in Radhashtami. Some devotees follow strict fasting during this day. They do fast for the entire day without consuming a drop of water. This day is celebrated as the resemblance of the devine love of Lord Krishna and Radha Rani, devotees worship to praise Radha Rani for the favour to acquire Krishna’s grace and dignity.

Traditionally, Radhashtami is mainly celebrated in the Braj area. The icons of Radha Rani and Lord Krishna are entirely dressed in flowers on this day. Radhashtami is the day when devotees get the auspicious sight (Darshan) of Radha Rani because, on the other days, Radha’s feet remain covered.

On the day of Radhashtami, Devotees do fast practices and sing devotional and spiritual songs (Goddess Radha Gayatri Mantra) to praise the divine lovers (Lord Krishna and Radha Rani). Radhashtami is ceremoniously celebrated in Barsana, Mathura, Vrindavan and Braj Pradesh.

This day signifies a unique relationship between God and human that honours the selfless bond of Shri Krishna and Radha Rani. Radha Ashtami is celebrated after 15 days of Janmashtami festival.

In Barsana, usually taking a bath in holy Radha Kund is strictly prohibited. But on the day of Radha Ashtami, the devotees stand and wait till midnight to take a dip in the holy water of the Radha Kund to receive her divine love and blessings.

Related Name
Radha Jayanti

राधाष्टमी हिन्दी में भी उपलब्ध

राधाष्टमी राधा रानी के अवतरण दिवस के रूप में मनाई जाती है, जिन्हें माता लक्ष्मी का रूप माना जाता है।

About Visakha Devi

Visakha is the second most important of the eight main gopis. Her characteristics are much similar to her friend Lalita. Visakha appeared in this world on the exact same moment when her dear friend Srimati Radharani appeared. Her father is Pavana, a mother is Daksina Devi and her husband is Bahuka or Vahika gopa. She is the intimate friend of a divine couple (Shri Krishna and Radha Rani).

Radhashtami Utsav in Brij

Radhashtami Utsav in Brij

Related Information

Futures Dates
4 September 202223 September 202311 September 202431 August 2025
Yearly / Annual
1 Days
Begins Tithi
Bhadrapada Shukla Ashtami
Ends Tithi
Bhadrapada Shukla Ashtami
August / September
Birth Anniversary of Radha Rani.
Rasa Lila or Raas Leela, worshipped in Shri Radha Krishn Mandir, Fast.
Imp Places
Barsana, Mathura, Vrindavan, Braj Pradesh.
Past Dates
26 August 2020, 6 September 2019, 17 September 2018, 29 August 2017, 9 September 2016

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