The Hindu festival of Radha Ashtami commemorates the birth anniversary of ‘Shri Radha Rani’, the consort of Lord Krishna. She is known to be an ‘avatar’ of Goddess Lakshmi. It is celebrated on the ‘ashtami’ (8th day) of the Shukla Paksha (the bright fortnight of moon) during the month of ‘Bhadrapada’ in the Hindu calendar. In the Gregorian calendar, it falls during the month of August-September. Radha Ashtami is also known as ‘Radha Jayanti’ or ‘Radhashtami’ and Hindu devotees worship Goddess Radha with utmost devotion and zeal.