"Radha Rani ki Jai! Maha Rani ki Jai!
Shri Barsane Wali ki Jai! Jai! Jai!"
Sri Radhaji's birthday is tomorrow, 8th day of the waxing moon.
It is celebrated ecstatically every year in her birthplace of Shriji
Mandir in Barsana. In the wee hours before the break of day the
devotees and lovers of Sri Radha and Krsna begin coming into
the village from all directions and even far far away places. They
first start the barefoot walk on the 'parikrama marg', on a sacred
footpath that circumambulates the entire area of the village of
Barsana including it's surrounding forest, hills, and holy bathing tanks,
Sankhari Khor, the Radha kund at Gahvarvan, Moor Kuti, Maan
Mandir, the Shri Vallabhacharya Batak, the Jaipur Mandir, and finally
over these hills to the most amazing temple of Shriji Mandir itself.
This special day becomes filled with Bhaktas, Saints, Sadhus,
Vaishnavas, and joyful Vrijvasis all singing, dancing, and worshiping
the glory that is Shri Radha and Shri Krsna!
" Vrajeshwari, Vrajadhipe, Shri Radhike Namastute!"