Tue. Jan 26th, 2021
Radha Ashtami and Mahalakshmi Vrata 2020: Date, Time and significance

New Delhi: Bolo Radhe Radhe! The birth anniversary of Radha Rani is celebrated as Radha Ashtami. This yr, it falls on August 26. The day is celebrated on the Ashtami throughout the Shukla paksha of Bhadrapada month. It is also recognized as Radha Jayanti.

There are many legends and beliefs linked to Goddess Radha. Some think her to be the eternal far better half of Krishna, other people imagine that she is a symbolic representation of appreciate for Krishna. In other phrases, Lord Krishna is incomplete without the need of Radha and that is possibly the cause why their identify is constantly taken collectively.

Radha is believed to be a aspect of Krishna. What soul is to physique, Radha and Krishna signify the excellent stability and devotion which a devotee really should have in the direction of the eternal lord. As per a single belief, Radha is also viewed as an avatar of Goddess Lakshmi as Lord Krishna is a Vishnu avatar.

Radha Ashtami on Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Ashtami Tithi Starts – twelve:21 PM on Aug 25, 2020
Ashtami Tithi Ends – ten:39 AM on Aug 26, 2020

(as per drikpanchang.com)

So in a way, goddess Lakshmi is also prayed on this day. And this yr it is falling on August 26 – a Wednesday.

On Radha Ashtami, a half-day rapid is observed and prayers are produced to Goddess Radha and Shri Krishna. Comparable to Ekadashi Vrat, devotees observe this rapid for a complete day and that as well without the need of water. It is explained that goddess Radha is worshipped throughout the day time or noon as per Hindu tradition. Devotional songs and bhajans are sung by devotees, followed by a prasad which typically incorporates of a spicy plum chutney termed Radha Red. 

Aum Vrashbahnujaye Vidmahe, 
Krishnapriyaye Dheemahi 
Tanno Radha Prachodyat 

Jai Jai Shree Radhe!

Also, the Manimahesh Yatra which begins from Shri Krishna Janmashtami concludes on Radha Ashtami.

The auspicious Mahalakshmi Vrata the place devotees pray to the goddess prior to the complete moon in the month of Shravan as per Hindu calendar started on August 25, 2020 – Tuesday. 

This unique day is focused to goddess Lakshmi, consort of Lord Vishnu. Devotees look for blessings of Goddess Lakshmi, consort of Lord Vishnu. She is the goddess of wealth and prosperity. The Mahalakshmi Vrat is observed for sixteen consecutive days ending on the Krishna Ashtami throughout Ashwin month (as per Purnimanta calendar followed in North India).

Mahalakshmi Vrat on Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Moonrise Time – twelve:23 PM
Mahalakshmi Vrat Starts on Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Mahalakshmi Vrat Ends on Thursday, September ten, 2020
Ashtami Tithi Starts – twelve:21 PM on Aug 25, 2020
Ashtami Tithi Ends – ten:39 AM on Aug 26, 2020

(As per drikpanchang.com)

The Bhadrapada Shukla Ashtami is also observed as Radha Ashtami. The Mahalakshmi Vrat coincides with Durva Ashtami Vrat when Durva grass is worshipped. The exact same day is also observed as Jyeshtha Devi Puja which is carried out for 3 consecutive days – it started on August 25 this yr.

Here is wishing joyful Mahalakshmi Vrata and Radha Ashtami to all our readers!


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