Green Message
Home > Bharatavarsha > Scriptures > Padma Purana > Radha Ashtami

Radha Ashtami

(Ref: Padma Purana - Bhumi Khanda - 7)

Devi RadhaMeditation: I meditate on Sri Radharani during the auspicious festival of Radha Ashtami.

Incarnation of Sri Radha: Once the Earth was burdened by wicked people. She became helpless and taking the form of a cow approached Lord Brahma to seek relief from her grief. Lord Brahma went to Lord Vishnu. Lord Vishnu asked Sri Radha to incarnate on earth (to become the companion of Sri Krishna). Sri Radha rose from the sacrificial ground of king Vrishabhanu on the Bhadrapada Shukla Paksha Ashtami.

Lilavati observing the vow of Radha Ashtami: In Kritayuga there was a beautiful woman by name Lilavati who had committed very grave sins. Once, she went to another city to gain wealth. In that city she saw many devotees observing the vow of Radhashtami inside a temple with flowers, sandal, incense, fruits etc. They were singing devotional songs. Knowing about the vow of Radhashtami from them, Lilavati joined them. Later in life, when she died of snake bite and messengers of Yama bound her painfully with a noose and was about to take her, the messengers of Vishnu came with conches and maces in hands, freed her and took her to the abode of Vishnu.

Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras
2. Scriptures
3. Pilgrimages
4. Festivals
5. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana
6. Sadhana
7. Sanskrit
8. Nature

Meditation on Earth and Life: >>

Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Simplify Life,
And help Nature thrive,
Plant Trees,
And make our planet Green.

Next >>

Green Message: The Evergreen Messages of Spirituality, Sanskrit and Nature

Last updated on Aug-2021

Site Map    Search    Contact    Updates