Rukmini Ashtami 2022: Date, Time, Vidhi, and Importance
The holiday of Rukmini Ashtami honors Rukmini, Lord Krishna’s wife. It is celebrated on the eighth day of Paush month’s Krishna paksha, or the waning phase of the moon (December – January). It is thought that Goddess Lakshmi took the form of Goddess Rukmini.
On this day, special pujas and ceremonies are performed in Lord Krishna temples. Additionally, the day has enormous significance in locations connected to Lord Krishna, such as Mathura and Vrindavan.
On this day, some people conduct a fast in honor of the goddess Lakshmi. It is thought that keeping a fast on this day will bring riches and happiness.
Rukmini Ashtami Date in 2022
16 December, Friday
Rukmini Ashtami Vrat Pooja Vidhi
- The women who are fasting should put on clean clothing once they have gotten out of bed at the Brahma Muhurta, had a bath, etc.
- To the Lord Satyanarayan, Peepal, and Tulsi, offer Arghya. Lord Vishnu is said to reside in Peepal, and Goddess Lakshmi is said to reside in Tulsi.
- Install a pole in the house’s temple after dousing it in Ganges water and covering it with a scarlet cloth.
- After that, place the idols of Lord Krishna and Goddess Rukmini on the chowki after first placing Lord Ganesha on it.
- On one side of the chowki, keep an earthen pot full of clean water, add mango, ashoka leaves, and a coconut.
- Now, begin to adore. Worship Lord Ganesha first, then Lord Krishna and Goddess Rukmini by giving them a water bath, and then anoint them.
- Offerings to Goddess Rukmini can then include fruits, flowers, roli-mauli, rice, supari, logs, naivedya, Akshat, sandalwood, incense, lamps, etc.
- Offer red clothing and cosmetics to Mother Rukmini during worship and yellow clothing to Lord Krishna.
- After then, hear about Rukmini Ashtami’s fast before performing aarti.
- Give Kheer to Mother Rukmini as Bhog and then divide this Prasad among everyone in attendance.
- Break the fast after that by feeding the mother cow and eating something yourself.
Importance of Rukmini Ashtami
On the Ashtami of Krishna Paksha in the month of Paush, Goddess Lakshmi is said to have been born as Goddess Rukmini. Rukmini was endowed with all qualities and had an incredibly attractive beauty. She was known as Lakshmswarupa because of physical manifestations that resembled Mother Lakshmi. Any woman who observes a fast on Rukmini Ashtami is said to receive constant blessings from the Goddess, who also grants all of her requests.