September 9th, 2016
Devotees celebrate Radhashtami as the appearance anniversary of Srimati Radharani, who is Lord Krishna’s greatest devotee, the feminine aspect of the Absolute Truth, and Lord Krishna’s energy Personified.
Her special qualification is that She is the best devotee of Krishna. Krishna therefore loves Her the most. On Her festival day, devotees seeking Krishna’s grace will especially ask Her to grant them devotion to Her beloved Lord, knowing that if they can attain Her favor, they can attain His as a natural consequence.
Others may pray to Lord Krishna that He may permit them to approach the lotus feet of Srimati Radharani, knowing that if He is satisfied by their prayer then She will smile upon them also and pure devotion will be theirs.
On Radhastami, Sri Sri Radha Vrindaban Chandra traditionally dressed entirely in flowers outfits. Additionally, Radhashtami is the only day on which devotees may receive darshan of Radharani’s lotus feet. On all other days Her feet remain covered.