Radha Ashtami, or Radhashtami, celebrates the birthday of Radha and it falls on the eighth day during the waxing phase of the moon in the Hindu month of Bhadrapada. In 2012, the date of Radha Ashtami is September 23. Radha and
Krishna – the union of human soul and divine – the highest form of Bhakti. In every human being, there is a Radha waiting to merge with Krishna. Very few are lucky enough to reach that state of mind and when it takes place there is the ‘leela’ – eternal bliss.
The love of Radha and
Krishna has been immortalized in verses by many poets of yesteryear and the unparalleled love continues to inspire many. To understand the love of Radha and Krishna, we need to undergo reformation. We need to realize the divine in all animate and inanimate. When that happens the individual becomes Radha and the individual sees Krishna everywhere.
The meeting of Radha and
Krishna always takes place in pristine Nature. Extolling that human beings are part of Nature and the ideal way of existence is by living in harmony with Nature.