Rukmini Ashtami to be celebrated today: Mahant Rohit Shastri

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JAMMU: Rukmini Ashtami will be celebrated on January 6, 2021. President of Shri Kailakh Jyotish Avim Vedic Sansthan Trust, Mahant Rohit Shastri said that this festival celebrated every year on the Ashtami tithi of Pausha Krishnapaksha.
Goddess Devi Rukmini was born on this date in Dwapara Yuga. Goddess Rukmini is the first wife of Bhagwan Shri Krishna, she is the best among the sixteen thousand one hundred and eight queens of God. It is one of the most significant Hindu festival dedicated to Devi Rukmini ji.In the religious texts, Goddess Rukmini is described as an incarnation of Goddess Lakshmi. Whoever worships Shri Ganesh ji, Bhagwan Shri Krishna,Mata Lakshmi, Goddess Rukmini along with their son Pradyuman.
On this day eight Suhagan women get their blessings by giving food and Dakshina and if possible, wake up in the night and chant the Bhagwan Krishna mantras and offer food to the Brahmins the next day and complete the fast. According to mythological texts, Goddess Rukmini and Bhagwan Shri Krishna were born on the Ashtami date of Krishna Paksha. And Goddess Radha was also born on Ashtami Tithi. That is why Ashtami Tithi is considered auspicious. Owing to the pandemic of covid-19 we should celebrated our festivals by staying at our homes.

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