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Radha Ashtami 2020 Date, Puja Vidhi, Radha Ashtami Mantra & Muhurat (Importance)

Radha Ashtami

Radha Ashtami (Radhastami) is celebrated with full enthusiasm in many places. Especially in Mathura, Vrindavan, and Barsana, this festival is celebrated like Krishna Janmashtami with great pomp. It is believed that Radha Rani was born on this day.

Radha Ashtami 2020

It is said that Sri Krishna is incomplete without Radha. Radha’s name is taken before Krishna’s name. In the Vedas and Puranas, Radha is praised as ‘Krishna Vallabha.’

It is believed that salvation is attained only by chanting Radha ji’s mantra. Radha is considered to be the presiding deity of Lord Shri Krishna’s life.

Radha Ashtami 2020 Date and its importance

Ashtami of Shukla Paksha is celebrated in Radhashtami Bhadrapada month. On this day, Krishna Priya Radha Ji was born. Thousands of devotees gather at Barsana in Uttar Pradesh on the occasion of Radhashtami.

Barsana is considered the birthplace of Radha Ji. Barsana 50 km from Mathura In the far north-west and 21 km from Govardhan. It is located in the far north. It is the birthplace of Radha Ji, the lover of Lord Krishna.

It is situated in the sloping part of the mountain. This mountain is known as Brahma Parvat. Radha-Krishna devotees stay in Barsana throughout the year. Devotees revolve around the Gahvar forest on the high hill of Barsana on this day, and Ladli Ji is happy to see Radharani’s temple.

Apart from the day, there is an incredible buzz in Barsana all night. Various types of cultural events are organized. Lord Krishna was born on the land of Braj, and here he spent his youth.

The festivities begin with religious songs and kirtans. Vaishnavites celebrate fast on this day with great reverence and joy.

Key facts regarding Radha Ashtami

  • This fast is observed on the Ashtami of the Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada.
  • Radha Ji was born on this day.
  • Radha Ji’s birthday is celebrated on Ashtami only fifteen days after Shri Krishna Janmashtami.
  • Radha Ji is worshiped and fasted on this day.
  • First, give Radha Ji a bath with panchamrit, then make her adorn.
  • After cleansing the body from the tub, a mandala should be made inside the pavilion, and a pure pot of clay or copper in the middle of it should be placed on it and a beautiful idol made of gold or some other metal of Radha Ji, covered with two clothes, should be installed on it.
  • After this, one should worship Shraddha, devotional devotion at midday. Radha Ji aarti should be performed with incense, lamp, flower, etc. after offering bhog.
  • If possible, one should fast on that day. Then, on the second day after giving food to Suvasini women and donating the idol, they should eat themselves. Thus, end this fast.
  • In this way, by observing this fast with method and devotion, a person gets rid of sins and enjoys the pleasures of this world and the hereafter.
  • Man learns the secret of Braj and resides in Radha Parikaras {like a family member}.

How to celebrate Radha Ashtami

Like Shri Krishna Janmashtami, the festival of Radha Ashtami is celebrated on Radha Ashtami, Radha Ji’s idol is bathed with panchamrit and adorned with it. Like the birth of Shri Krishna, the rituals are also made for the birth of Radha Ji. After the birth of Radha Ji, she is decorated.

On the day of Radha Ashtami, a metal idol of Radha is worshiped, and after the worship, the icon is donated to a qualified Brahmin. According to the scriptures, a person who observes Radha Ashtami fast. He definitely gets Radha Ji’s darshan, and he also learns the secret of his birth. Man gets liberation from the philosophy of Radha Ji.

Radha Ashtami Muhurta

Ashtami Tithi of Shukla Paksha of Bhadrapada month starts on Tuesday, August 25, at 12: 21 in the afternoon, which is on Wednesday, August 26, which is 10 to 39 minutes. Radha Ji was born in the afternoon, so worshiping in the afternoon is considered to be the best.

How to fast Radha Ashtami

  • Wear clean clothes after bathing in the morning.
  • Now install the Kalash in the middle under the pavilion of the house of worship.
  • Place a copper vessel/utensil on the urn.
  • Now bathe the idol of Radha Ji with panchamrit (milk, curd, honey, tulsi dal, and ghee).
  • After bathing, dress beautiful clothes and jewelry to Radha Ji.
  • Now, place the idol of Radha Ji on the vessel placed on the urn.
  • After this, duly perform aarti with incense and lamps.
  • Now offer prasad made in-season fruits, sweets, and bhog to Radha Ji.
  • Fast all day after worship.
  • On the next day, give food and Dakshina to women and Brahmins as soon as possible.

Importance of Radha Ashtami Vrat

By fasting Radha Ashtami, all sins are eliminated. Women mainly keep the fast of Radha Ashtami. Radha Rani blesses him with unbroken good fortune. Along with this, happiness, prosperity, and peace in the family and children get child happiness. By fasting on this day, Lakshmi always lives in the house. All desires are fulfilled; life becomes happy.

Recognition of Radha Ji’s birth

According to legend, it is believed that Lord Krishna once sat in his abode Goloka. He was engrossed in some meditation that suddenly arose in his mind. A bliss appeared from that joyous wave of Lord Krishna, which is called Radha.

For this reason, it is necessary to name Radha before chanting Shri Krishna. If this is not done, then even the full fruits of Krishna chanting would not have been achieved.

Radha Ashtami is celebrated with great pomp in the festival Rawal and Barsane. According to the scriptures, Radha was born at 4 in the morning. For this reason, this festival starts from the night itself.

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