The divine appearance day of Srimati Radharani, the eternal consort of Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Radhastami is a very special day for all the Gaudiya Vaishnavas, as by obtaining the mercy of Srimati Radharani one can easily achieve Krishna-prema. Radha is Krishna’s dearest servant, and is His pleasure potency.
Srimati Radharani’s glorious birth occurred on the eighth day of the bright moon in the month of Bhadra. Although generally not full on that day, the moon appeared full to celebrate Radharani’s appearance in this world. Among all of Krishna’s consorts in Sri Vrindavana, Srimati Radharani is the greatest. In fact, She is the queen of Vrndavana.
4.30 am Candlelit Maha Mangal Arati
7.00 am Radhika katha
8.00 am Darshan of Their Lordships in Their new outfit
8.15 am Srila Prabhupada’s Gurupuja
9.00 am 12 Hour Kirtan starts
12.00 pm Maha Rajbhoga Offering and Arati
7.00 pm Maha Sandhya Arati
7.30 pm Maha Abhishek
8.00 pm Maha pushpa Abhishek
8.30 pm Drama followed by prasadam
9.15 pm Arati and darshan of Radharani’s lotus feet