Today, 13 September 2013 is Radha Ashtami festival. Radha Ashtami is the Appearance Day (Radharani Jayanti).
During the festival of Radha Astami, devotees worship Radha along with Lord Sri Krishna. Devotees recite Radha Stuthi on this day. Radha Ashtami festival is observed mainly by Vaishnava sect and especially in North Indian states.
Mayapur ISKCON Temple, and other ISKCON temples, Vrindavan Sri Krishna temple, and other Sri Krishna temples all around the world celebrate Radhastami with utmost gaiety and pomp. It is one of the big festivals for Vaishnava sect.
Who is Srimati Radharani? What is the importance of Radharani in Lord Krishna’s life?
Sri Krishna is the Supreme Personality of Godhead. It is stated in the Svetasvatara Upanishad (6.8) ‘The Supreme Lord has multipotencies, which act so perfectly that all consciousness, strength and activity are being directed solely by His will’. The material world, where we are now living, is called bahir-anga-sakti, the external energy of Krishna. Read more about Radharani..
Goddess Radharani in Vrindavan Lila.. what is the role of Goddess Radharani in Vrindavan Lila?
When the Lord descends, He is invariably accompanied by His loving associates. Five thousand years when Sri Krishna descended in His originalform, as a cowherd boy in Vrindavan, Srimati Radharani accompanied Him in Her original form. She appeared exactly two weeks after the appearance of Sri Krishna on the eighth day of the waning moon (ashtami). Read more about Radharani’s Vrindavan Lila..