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 2013, Rukmini Dwadashi date is May 22.
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.
In 2012, Rukmini Dwadashi date was May 3.