Rukmini Dwadashi: Appearance day of Rukmini

Rukmini Dwadashi, also known as Rukmini Jayanti, is the appearance day or birth anniversary of Rukmini, the divine consort of Lord Sri Krishna. It is observed on Vaishakh Sud Dwadashi (12th day in waxing fortnight or Shukla paksh of Vaishakh month). In 2020, Rukmini Dwadashi date is May 5.

Rukmini is known for her devotion towards her wife. It is also believed that Rukmini is the divine incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi.

Rukmini Dwadasi is an important festival in Mathura Dwarkadhish Mandir, other Sri Krishna temples, and ISKCON Temples all around the world.

The love story of Rukmini and Lord Krishna and their elopement is one of the most famous stories associated with Lord Krishna. Rukmini Dwadashi is observed on the twelfth day of the Shukla Paksha (waxing phase of moon) of Vaisakh month (April – May). It is believed that those who offer worship prayers and pujas with flowers will have their wishes fulfilled.

Prayers dedicated to Rukhmini Devi are held on the day at Lord Krishna Temples. Special pujas are held at the Dwarkadish Temple in Mathura on the day.

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