Radhashtami Celebration on 31st August 2014 at ISKCON Aligarh Center !!
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Appearance Day of Sri Radharani
Srimati Radharani appeared exactly two weeks after the appearance of Sri Krishna on the eighth day of the waning moon (ashtami). Srimati Radharani was found on a lotus flower by King Vrashabhanu and his wife Kirtida in Raval, a few miles away from Nandagrama (Vrindavan). It is said that Srimati Radharani first opened Her eyes only when Sri Krishna appeared before Her. Until that time, Her eyes were closed.

As the greatest devotee, She is also the most compassionate. She is unable to bear the suffering of the souls trapped in the material world. When a soul starts to inquire about Krishna, Srimati Radharani is most pleased and takes charge of his devotional advancements. As one makes progress, one continues to invoke the mercy of Srimati Radharani and when She is pleased, Krishna is automatically pleased. Krishna is difficult to approach directly, but He is bhakta-vatsala, always eager to please His devotees. Thus the mood of a devotee is to invoke the compassion of Srimati Radharani Who then recommends the devotee to Sri Krishna. Since Krishna is easily pleased by Srimati Radharani, He then readily accepts the devotee in His service.