Just 15 days after Shri Krishna Janmashtami, the birth anniversary of Shri Radha is celebrated as Radha Ashtami. Radhaji was born on the Ashtami of Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha.
According to the Panchang, the Ashtami date started on 3rd September at 12.25 pm. At the same time, this date will end on 4th September, Sunday at 10:40 am. In such a situation, according to Udaya Tithi, the festival of Radha Ashtami will be celebrated on the 4th of September.
Birth Of Radhaji
According to Brahmavaivarta Purana, Radhaji is also eternal and unborn like Shri Krishna. She was the daughter of Vrishabhanu Vaishya in Brij. Shri Radha was born in a village called Rawal, located near Gokul. He was not born from the mother’s womb, but Mother Kirti had carried Vayu in her womb, and Kirti gave birth to Vayu by the inspiration of Yogamaya. But with the birth of Vayu, Radha appeared there in the form of a girl; hence Sri Radha Rani is called Goddess Ayonija.
Later she started living in Barsana with her father, Brishabhanu and mother, Kirti. It is also said that when Brahm took the form of Shri Krishna, his superpower, Shri Radha, appeared from the part of the Lord. Shri Radha became introspective at that time after establishing her shadow in the house.
Method To Worship Radhaji
By keeping a fast on this day, after bathing the Deity of Radha with Panchamrit, make her wear beautiful clothes and ornaments and perform her aarti. One should chant Shri Radha Mantra ‘Om Radhayi Swaha’. Radhaji is the form of Shri Lakshmi, so worshipping her brings wealth and luxury. By chanting the name of Radha, one gets the blessings of Shri Krishna very soon.