Radha Ashtami 2023: Date, Rituals, Celebration, And Pooja Timings
Radha Ashtami also known as Radha Jayanti is a Hindu festival that celebrates the birth anniversary of Goddess Radha. It falls on Ashtami (eighth day) of Shukla paksha in Bhadrapada month (August-September). Radha Ashtami is celebrated 15 days after the celebration of Janmashtami (which is a festival celebrating the birth of Lord Krishna). The festival is celebrated with full devotion and joy all over the country and especially in the northern regions.
About Radha Ashtami:
Radha was the consort of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha’s birthday is celebrated as Radha Ashtami. This day falls on the eighth tithi of the Shuklapaksha month of Bhadrapada.
Devotees fast on the day of Radha Ashtami. They worship Goddess Radha during the midday period, which is noon according to the Hindu division of the day. Currently, Radha Ashtami falls in the month of August or September in the English calendar.
Radha Ashtami 2023: Date and Time
Radha Ashtami Vrat Timings:
Ashtami Tithi Starts = 1:35 PM on 23-September-2022
Ashtami Tithi Ends = 12:18 AM on 24-September-2022
On the day of Radhastami, devotees acquire special restrictions which are not normally allowed. On the occasion of Radha Ashtami, special pujas or prayers are offered in Sri Krishna temples all over India. Some devotees also fast on this occasion to show their devotion to Goddess Radha. Her name is not pronounced excessively because of the possibility of being mistaken for Radharani. Not allowed to enter the Radha Kund which is considered sacred. People wait late into the night to bathe here during the festival of Radhastami.
People chant his name on “Apparition Day” or Sri Radha’s birthday. Radharani is believed to be “manifest”, being the eternal companion of Krishna, who neither takes birth nor dies. Devotees worship Radha along with Lord Sri Krishna on the festival of Radha Ashtami.
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