Radha Ashtami 2023 | Today is ‘Radha Rani Janmotsav’, worshiping Radha Ashtami can bring immense blessings of sweetness and happiness in married life.
New Delhi: In Hindu religion, whenever the name of Lord Shri Krishna is taken, Radha Rani is definitely remembered along with him. Radha Rani may not have got the status of Krishna’s better half, but she is always remembered as a true lover. In the Sanatan tradition, Shri Radha ji is considered to be the power of Lord Shri Krishna, without whom not only is he incomplete but the worship of his devotees is also considered incomplete. Every year, exactly 15 days after the birth anniversary of Shri Krishna, which is celebrated on the Ashtami date of Krishna Paksha of Bhadrapada month, the birth anniversary of Radha Rani is celebrated with great pomp across the country. This time the holy festival of Radha Ashtami will be celebrated on 23 September 2023, Saturday.
There is a religious belief that by worshiping Radha ji with Lord Shri Krishna, one gets the blessings of a happy married life. Let us know about when and how to worship Goddess Shri Radha Ji, who removes all the sorrows of life and grants happiness, good fortune and success, this year.
According to the calendar, the holy festival of Radha Ashtami will be celebrated this year on 23 September 2023, Saturday. According to the Panchang, Ashtami Tithi of Shuklapaksha of Bhadrapada month will start from 1:35 pm on 22 September 2023 and will continue till 12:17 pm on 23 September 2023. According to the Panchang, the best time to worship Radha Rani on this day will be from 11:01 am to 1:26 pm.
method of worship
- On the day of Radha Ashtami, wake up early in the morning, take bath and wear clean clothes.
- Keep an urn filled with water at the place of worship and spread a red cloth on the platform.
- Install the picture of Radha Rani with Lord Krishna on the post.
- Bathe Radha Rani with Panchamrit and dress her in beautiful clothes.
- Married women should do sixteen adornments during the puja.
- Offer fruits and sweets in the puja.
- Perform aarti of Radha and Krishna and after distributing prasad, take it yourself.
According to mythology, the festival of ‘Radhashtami’ is associated with the birth of Radha Rani Ji. Radha ji was born in Raval village of Braj exactly 15 days after Janmashtami. It is believed that there is a rule to always worship Radha ji along with Krishna ji (Vastu rules for Radha Krishna idol in the house).
For this reason, whoever keeps fast on the day of ‘Radha Ashtami’, all his wishes are fulfilled. According to the Puranas, Radha ji is called the soul of Shri Krishna. For this reason Radha ji is worshiped along with Krishna ji. There is happiness, good fortune in the life of the person observing ‘Radhashtami fast’ and worship and the health of the children remains good. If a married couple observes this fast as a couple, then it is considered auspicious for their married life.