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Radha Ashtami 2023 : Is The Divine Bond of Love

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Radha Ashtami :Honoring the Birth of Radha : 23rd September 2023

Radha Ashtami, also known as Radhashtami or Radha Jayanti, stands as one of the most cherished and auspicious festivals in Hindu culture.

It’s a day that beckons devotees to celebrate the birth of Radha, the divine and beloved consort of Lord Krishna.

In this blog, we delve into the history, significance, and joyous celebrations that mark this sacred occasion.

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The Essence of Radha Ashtami

Radha Ashtami is not just a festival; it’s a heartfelt expression of devotion and reverence.

On this special day, devotees gather to worship Radharani with unwavering enthusiasm.

It’s an ode to the extraordinary love that Radha and Krishna shared – a bond that transcends time and space.

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Astronomical Insights : Radha Ashtami

This divine celebration typically falls on the eighth day (Ashtami) of the bright half of the moon month of Bhadrapada. In the Gregorian calendar, this usually corresponds to August or September.

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Date and Timings

For this year, mark your calendars for Saturday, September 23. According to the Drik Panchang, here are the auspicious timings:

  • Ashtami Tithi Begins: 01:35 PM, September 22, 2023
  • Ashtami Tithi Ends: 12:17 PM, September 23, 2023
  • Madhyahna Time: 10:26 AM to 12:52 PM, September 23, 2023
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The Profound Significance

Radha Ashtami holds immense significance in Hinduism.

It marks the divine birth of Radha Rani, who is considered a manifestation of Goddess Lakshmi.

Lord Krishna himself worshipped Radha, underscoring her spiritual significance.

In the village of Barsana, over 5000 years ago, Radha graced the Earth as the adopted child of Vrishbhanu and Kirti.

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Celebrating Radha Ashtami

Devotees worldwide celebrate Radha Ashtami with fervor and devotion.

This festival arrives exactly 15 days after the joyous celebration of Janmashtami, honoring the birth of Lord Krishna.

In the northern states of India, Radha Ashtami unfolds with grandeur and splendor.

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The Rituals and Traditions

Devotees begin the day with a sacred bath, a symbolic cleansing of the soul.

The idol of Radha is placed at 12 pm noon( her birth time) , adorned with fragrant flowers and fresh garments.

Radharani receives offerings of bhog (food), dhoop (incense), and shringar (decorations).

A heartwarming Radha aarti takes place, where devotees sing hymns and express their devotion. Everyone is blessed with prasad, a divine offering.

Chanting the Radha Gayatri mantra is a beloved and popular activity during Radha Ashtami.

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In Conclusion:

Radha Ashtami is a beautiful tapestry of faith, love, and devotion.

It’s a day when devotees come together to honor Radharani and the timeless love she shared with Lord Krishna.

As we approach this auspicious festival on September 23, let us remember the divine bond that continues to inspire hearts around the world.

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May the love of Radha and Krishna fill your hearts with joy and devotion on this sacred day.

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