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Lalita Sashti - The appearance day of Lalita

Madhava - Tue, 06 Sep 2005 00:10:09 +0530
A fellow devotee wrote me, asking about the appearance day of Lalita this year. We don't seem to have it in the Radha-kund Panjika at all. ISKCON and Gaudiya Matha calendars date it on the 9th of September, two days prior to Radhashtami.

However, we read from Rupa Goswami's Radha-Krishna-ganoddesh-dipika, priya-sakhyA bhavej jyeSThA sapta-viMzati-vAsaraiH, that she is twenty-seven days older than her dear sakhi, Radhika.

If Radha's birthday is on the Ashtami of Shukla Bhadrapada, that would then make Pavitra Ekadashi of Shukla Shravan her birthday. It seems, however, that this event has not made its way to traditional Vaishnava celebrations.

Does anyone have more information on this?
Madhava - Tue, 06 Sep 2005 00:19:14 +0530
The ages of the asta-sakhis, for the record, compared to Radha's age:

Lalita +27 days
Visakha 0 days
Campakalata -1 days
Indulekha -3 days
Rangadevi -7 days
Sudevi -7 days
Tungavidya -15 days
Citra -26 days

A whole lot of opportunities for celebration for the enthusiasts. smile.gif