Radhastami Celebrations 2009

Radhastami 2009Radhastami is the appearance day of Srimati Radharani. She appeared in Raval (near Vrindavan) a fortnight after the appearance of Lord Krishna (celebrated as Janmashtami).
Srimati Radharani is the eternal consort of Lord Krishna. Radharani’s special qualification is that She is the best devotee of Lord Krishna. Krishna therefore loves Her the most. On Her festival day, devotees seeking Krishna’s grace will especially ask Her to grant them devotional of Her beloved Lord, knowing that if they can attain Her favor, they can attain His as a natural consequence.
The celebrations at Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari temple shall include a new exquisite outfit designed by Niskha Lulla (daughter of Bollywood designer Neeta Lulla), maha-abhishek with sacred substances, a specially designed flower outfit and an enchanting boat festival.
Details of Radhastami program is as follow:
04:30 am:        Mangala arati
05:00 am:        Tulsi arati
07:30 am:        Guru Puja
08:00 am:        Sringar darshan
08:15 am:        Spiritual discourse on glories of Srimati Radharani by HH Radha Govinda Swami
11:15 am:        Maha-abhishek of Sri Sri Radha Rasabihari
12 noon:          Bhoga offering
12:30 pm:       Maha-arati
01:15 pm:       Prasad for all
05:00 pm:      Darshan of Deities in fresh flower outfits
05:15 pm:      Discourse on glories of Srimati Radharani by HH Gopal Krishna Goswami
07:30 pm:      Boat festival (in temple courtyard)