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Bahula Ashtami 2018 date - Bahulashtami in Kartik Month

Bahula Ashtami is observed on the eighth day of the Krishna Paksha or waxing phase of moon in Kartik Month as per traditional Hindu calendar followed in North India. Bahula Ashtami 2018 date is November 1. The rituals on the day are associated with Radha and Krishna and are observed by the Vaishnavas.

It is believed that the Radhakund and Shyamakund – two ponds named after Radha and Krishna appeared on Bahula Ashtami day. The ponds are located at Vrindavan.

Thousands of devotees arrive at the ponds to take a holy dip on the day.

It is believed that all the sacred waters in world appeared to fill the Radhakund.

You can read about the story associated with Radhakund here in this earlier article.

Please note that Bahula is a term used to refer to the waning phase of moon in South India – especially in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.

Swami Abhedananda on Destiny and Rebirth

We cannot distinguish where heredity ends and where the law of karma begins. There is some truth in heredity as far as the channel of manifestation is concerned; . . .parents are channels through which the reincarnating souls manifest on this plane. . . Now, why will certain souls seek certain channels and other souls seek other channels? . . . the law of karma determines it. That is, each will go through the channel which it deserves, to which it is drawn by its natural tendency. . . like attracts like. Souls which must gain certain experiences will seek that environment which will give them the experiences they need. We create our own destiny by our thoughts and desires. What we are today is the result of our past existence. God is not responsible for our condition. We ourselves are responsible, and if we understand this secret or this mystery of the soul, then we can mould our future in such a manner that we will never go down, but will rise higher and higher, until we have reached …