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Radha ashtami

The birth day of Radha is grandly celebrated as Radhaashtami especially in the northern India and throughout the country, with full devotion, dedication and joy. It is to be highly noted that after 15 days of Janmashtami, Radha Ashtami is observed by the Hindus. It is to be largely remembered that Janmashtami is celebrated as the birthday of Lord Krishna. The sacred eighth day of the month of Bhadrapada (August-September) is Radharani’s birthday.

According to the Hindu religious literature and sculpture, Sri Radha was born in Barsana that was the suburb of Mathura. She appeared as the daughter of Vrishabhanu and Kirti to all. As per the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, devotees are allowed on the day of Radhaashtami, special sanctions that are not allowed generally. On this day, people are not allowed to enter Radharani’s Pond or Radha Kunda. Hindus chant her name on this festive day with great devotion and dedication. Sri Radha is considered as an eternal companion of Lord Krishna.

According to the Hindu religious scholars and pundits, “Sri Radha was older to Lord Krishna and it is believed that the divine girl did not open her eyes until Sri Krishna was born. The relationship of Sri Krishna and Radha surpasses human concepts and is spiritual in nature. It is redundant to affirm that one may attain Krishna only through the Grace of Radha.”

Rasha Ashtami falls on Ashtami Tithi during Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month. Hindus observe fasting on Radha Asthami day. During Madhyana Kaal, Goddess Radha is worshipped. As per the Georgian calendar, Radha Ashtami falls in the month of August or September. The regional names of Radha Ashtami are Radha Jayanti and Radhashtami. Hindus visit the temples that are devoted to Lord Krishna and his consort Radha with great devotion and dedication plus participate in all religious activities and functions.

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