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Radha Ashtami

Radha Ashtami
The birthday of Shri Radha is celebrated 15 days after Krishna Janmashtami. Whereas Krishna's birth is marked with solemnity. Radha's birth celebrations are marked with joy and abandon. The center of festivities remains Barsana, the land of Shri Radha, specially her temple on top of the Brahma hill.
Celebrations are also held in places and temples associated with her memory, for example, the temple of Radhavallabh at Vrindhavan as also at Sevakunj. In the Radhavallabh temple, the celebrations start with the distribution of clothes, cereals, fruits and sweets to all and sundry.

The singing and dancing, and spells of the spray of saffron-coloured milk deep thee devotees amused and provide a lot of excitement to the spectators in the galleries above.
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