“May Srimati Radharani manifest Chandrodaya Mandir quickly”- Chanchalpati Dasa.”
The birth anniversary of Srimati Radharani, Sri Radhashtami was celebrated at Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir in a grand ceremony.
In the morning the Deities of Sri Sri Radha Vridnavanachandra, the presiding Deities of the temple were offered new attire and jewellery. The temple hall was profusely decorated with flowers in a style called phulbangla or Flower Mansion. They were offered a chappanbhog feast with 56 different items.
In the evening, at 6:30 PM the Festival Deities of Sri Sri Radha Vrindavanachandra were offered an elaborate Abhishekam with items including herbal waters, fruit juices, water from 108 pots and finally showered with varieties of flowers.
Then His Grace Chanchalapati Dasa spoke about the divine position of Srimati Radharani. “Radharani is the feminine aspect of God, Krishna.”
He said. “If we want the favour of Lord Krishna, then it can be easily gained by pleasing Srimati Radharani. That is why in Vrindavan, Srimati Radharani, the queen of Vrindavan, is praised even more than Krishna! So let us today seek the blessings of Srimati Radharani, praying that the Vrindavan Chandrodaya Mandir may soon manifest by Her mercy and the glories of Lord Krishna and VrajaDham may be soon broadcast by the temple, all over the world!”