Radha Ashtami is an important Hindu festival that is observed every year to celebrates the birthday of Goddess Radha, who popularly known as the Lord Krishna’s beloved companion. It is celebrated on the 8th day (ashtami) of the Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada month in many states of India including Barsana and the entire Braj region.
As we are in 2023, the Radha Ashtami 2023 will be celebrated on Sat, 23 Sept, 2023, just after the 15 days Krishna Janmashtami and next year of Radha Ashtami 2024 will be observed on Wed, 11 Sept, 2024.
What is Radha Ashtami?
The day of Radha Ashtami is known as a day of celebration in Hinduism that honors the birth of the goddess Radha.
According to the Hindu calendar, the holiday is observed on the eighth day, or Ashtami, of the Shukla Paksha in the month of Bhadrapada. The festival takes place at the end of August or the beginning of September each year, and it is considered to be one of the most significant days of the year for those who worship Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha.
So those who believe in Krishna they also celebrate Radha Ashtami and wishes to loved ones on Whatsapp, Twitter!
Why is Radha Ashtami celebrated?
The Radha Ashtami celebration is held annually on the eighth day of the Hindu lunar calendar and honors the birthday of Goddess Radha, who is revered as Lord Krishna’s friend and consort. Many people believe that she is an incarnation of divine love, and the beginning of the monsoon season in India is traditionally associated with the day that she was born.
In light of this, Radha Ashtami is observed as a time to honor Goddess Radha and convey gratitude to her for the divine love and blessings that she has bestowed upon humanity.
When is Radha Ashtami celebrated?
Each and every Radha Ashtami is celebrated on the 8th day (Ashtami) of the Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada month according to the Hindu calendar. The festival generally falls in the month of August or September (just after the Krishna Janamashtmi) every year and is celebrated with great enthusiasm across India.
Below we have highlighted the Radha Ashtami 2023 Date and Time which has been shared by ISKCON:
- Date: 23 September
- Day: Saturday
- Madhyahna Time: 11:02 AM to 01:27 PM
- Ashtami Tithi Begins: 01:35 PM on Sep 22, 2023
- Ashtami Tithi Ends: 12:17 PM on Sep 23, 2023
What happens on Radha Ashtami?
On the day of Radha Ashtami, devotees offer prayers to Goddess Radha and Lord Krishna at temples as well as their homes. People also light lamps to celebrate the day. Many devotees fast on this day as it is believed that fasting brings good luck and blessings from Goddess Radha.
The traditional rituals of worship include singing devotional songs, offering flowers, performing arti (rituals of lighting lamps) and reciting mantras dedicated to Goddess Radha. During the evening, devotees usually gather to sing bhajans (traditional devotional songs) and listen to stories about Goddess Radha.
You can catch the full attraction of Radha Ashtami 2023 in the nearest Iskcon temples or live on the YouTube.
7 Radha Ashtami Wishes
- May the divine blessings of Goddess Radha be with you on this special day and always!
- Wishing you a blessed Radha Ashtami filled with joy, happiness and prosperity.
- May the divine grace of Goddess Radha bring peace, harmony and joy to your life!
- May this Radha Ashtami be a source of strength and positivity for you in times of need!
- Wishing you success and good fortune on this holy day of Radha Ashtami!
- May the divine love and blessings of Goddess Radha be with you forever!
- Wishing you a blessed and prosperous Radha Ashtami!
How to Celebrate Radha Ashtami?
The best way to celebrate RadhaAshtami is by offering prayers to both Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha. You can keep fast on this day and go to nearest temple and perform various religious rituals such as lighting lamps, reciting mantras and singing devotional songs dedicated to the divine couple.
How to Fast for Radha Ashtami?
The fasting ritual consists of abstaining from solid food and drinking only water throughout the day. Devotees also chant special mantras and offer prayers to Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha.
Which Day is Radha Ashtami?
Radha Ashtami is celebrated on the 8th day (Ashtami) of the Shukla Paksha in Bhadrapada month which falls around August or September every year. Still you don’t know then you can check when Krishan Janamashtmi celebrated this year, and based on that count 15 days in the calender and look for Ashtami. That day is for the RadhaAshtami.
What Should I Wear on Radha Ashtami?
On this special day, devotees usually wear traditional Indian clothing such as sarees, salwars and kurtas in bright colours to show their respect and devotion to Goddess Radha. However, any modest attire is also appropriate for the occasion, make sure wear clean and spritual cloths.
What Should I Do on Radha Ashtami?
The traditional rituals of worship include offering prayers, singing devotional songs, performing arti (rituals of lighting lamps) and reciting mantras dedicated to Goddess Radha. Additionally, devotees also fast on this day as it is believed to bring good luck and blessings from Goddess Radha.
Radha Ashtami is a day of great significance for devotees of Lord Krishna and Goddess Radha, as it marks the birthday of their beloved companion. Celebrating this special festival with enthusiasm and devotion can bring good luck, prosperity and divine grace and bring peace, harmony and blessings into your life!
So that’s what we know so far about the Radha Ashtami 2023. Mark this date in your calendar and don’t forget to share the images, status, videos to loved ones on social media apps!