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✨Radha Ashtami - राधाष्टमी

Radha Ashtami Date: Wednesday, 11 September 2024
Radha Ashtami

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 NameRadha Jayanti
Begins TithiBhadrapada Shukla Ashtami
ReasonBirth Anniversary of Radha Rani.
CelebrationsRasa Lila or Raas Leela, worshipped in Shri Radha Krishn Mandir, Fast.

राधाष्टमी हिन्दी में पढ़ें

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

When is Radha Ashtami?

Radha Ashtami - Wednesday, 11 September 2023
Auspicious time in the afternoon - 11:03 AM - 1:32 PM

Ashtami Tithi - 10 September 2024 11:11 PM - 11 September 2024 11:46 PM

Radhashtami Utsav in Brij

Radhashtami is also celebrated as a big festival in Braj and Barsana, like Janmashtami. In Vrindavan also this festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm. Radhashtami is celebrated as a festival in the Radha Rani temples of Mathura, Vrindavan, Barsana, Rawal and Mant.

In the Radha Ballabh temple of Vrindavan, the people of Goswami Samaj shudder in devotion in the joy of Radha's birth. The premises of the temple resonate with the collective voices of Radha Pyari Ne Janm Liya Hai, Kunwar Kishori Ne Janm Liya Hai.

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).

Radha Ashtami Vrat Puja Vidhi

❀ On the day of Radha Ashtami fast, wake up before sunrise and take bath etc. After this, offer Arghya to Bhagwan Surya and take a pledge to fast.
❀C lean the puja room thoroughly and sprinkle Ganga water. After this, spread a yellow colored cloth on a post and install the idol or photo of Radha Rani on it. Place water, coins and mango leaves in an earthen or copper urn in front of Radha ji and place a coconut on it.
❀ After this, bathe Radha Rani ji with Panchamrit. Offer water to them and offer flowers, sandalwood, incense, lamp, fruits etc. Worship and adorn Radha ji with rituals.
❀ After offering offerings to Radha Rani, worship Bhagwan Krishna and also offer Tulsi Dal along with fruits and sweets to him as offering.
❀ At the end of the puja, perform Aarti of Radha-Krishna. Distribute Prasad among all the people around.

Radha Ashtami Vrat Mantra
Chant Radha Rani's mantra Om Hreem Radhikayai Namah during the puja. Along with this you can also recite Shri Radha Stotra. By this one gets the special blessings of Radha Rani ji.

Related Information

Futures Dates
31 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
23 September 2023, 4 September 2022, 14 September 2021
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