The birth anniversary of the beloved Radha Rani of Krishna is celebrated on the eighth day of the bright fortnight of the month of Bhadrapada. It is called the festival of Radhaashtami. Fifteen days after Krishna Janmashtami, like Janmashtami, Radhaashtami is celebrated with great vigor in Mathura, Vrindavan and Barsane. According to the scriptures, Radha Rani's father's name was Taurus and mother's name was Kirti. Radha was herself a part of Lakshmi. This time the festival of Radha Ashtami will be celebrated on 26 August.