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Radha Ashtami 2021: Date, tithi, history and celebration!

Radha Ashtami 2021 date, tithi, muhurt, history and significance of day and its celebration in Vrindavan.

Radha Ashtami is an auspicious day for Hindus and is celebrated to mark the birth anniversary of goddess Radha, companion of Lord Krishna. This year, Radha Ashtami is being celebrated on September 14, 2021. Radha Ashtami is every year celebrated after a gap of 15 days post krishna Janmashtami. The devotees of Lord Krishna often celebrate this festival with excitement and admiration.

Radha Ashtami Tithi:

This year, the tithi will began at 3:10 pm on September 13 and will end at 1:09 p.m on  September 14.

History of This Auspicious Day:

Goddess Radha was born on the 8th day (Ashtami) of the bright fortnight (shukla paksha ashtami) in the month of Bhadrapada month, Anuradha Nakshatra, 12 noon and As per the Gregorian calendar, 23 September 3221 BC – Wednesday at Barsana (Rawal), Uttar Pradesh, India.

¬†According to mythologies, it is believed that goddess Radha was found in a pond lying on a Golden Lotus and was picked up by a couple Keerti and Vrishbhanu who did not have their own child. It is also believed that Radha Rani was not born from her mother’s womb and she just emerged from the lotus.

Significance of this day for Hindu’s:

According to many Hindu mythologies and folklores, it is believed that Radha Rani was born as an avatar of Goddess Lakshmi to accompany Lord Krishna as his forever companion. It was also believed that Radha maa didn’t open her eyes after her birth until she saw Lord Krishna. Radha maa is workshipped as as the goddess of Love, tenderness, compassion and devotion.

How is this day celebrated: 

The devotees and believers of Radha maa and Lord Krishna celebrate this day by worshipping Radha maa and by fasting to show their devotion. Aartis and prayers are sung all over the temples with enthusiasm, excitement and devotion. This day is highly celebrate in Vrindavan and the areas near Uttar Pradesh which is the birthplace of Radha maa.

Wish you all a Very auspicious and Happy Radha Ashtami!

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