Radha Ashtami: Importance and Significance

The birth or the appearance anniversary of Sri Radha, the divine and eternal consort of Sri Krishna, is celebrated as Radhashtami. According to the Hindu calendar, Radha Jayanti or Radhashtami falls on the 8th day of the 2nd half of the month Bhadra. This day is very auspicious for the devotees of Lord Krishna. As it believed that Radha is the power of Krishna - the supreme God, and she can control him as they both are inseparable like the Sun and the Sunlight. Devotees keep fast for half-day, and they worship Radha Rani and Lord Krishna in the temples where the idols of these deities are decorated beautifully with flowers that mesmerizes the souls of the devotees who seek the blessings of the divine couple.

On this day, devotees have the opportunity to see the lotus feet of Sri Radha as for the rest of the year; her feet are covered. People sing devotional songs of Radha and Krishna and remember the moments of their life. They are the symbol of love and togetherness.


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