Sri Sri 108 Pandita Sri Krishna Dasa Babaji Maharaja, Bhakti-tirtha
Magha shukla dvitiya, Sridama (Radha’s older brother) comes to Yavata, stays overnight and takes Srimati Radharani to Varshana on tritiya.
VARSHANA (January—April) Magha sukla tritiya to Vaisakha sukla dvitiya, Radha stays in Varshana.
Lilas at this time: Radharani and Krishna enjoy Vasanata Panchami Utsava; Madana puja (worship of Cupid, the vernal love god); Holi (during Phalguna month); Vasanta Utsava (Chaitra month); Phula Dola (flower asana) (Vaisakha month).
Vaisakha shukla dvitiya, Durmada (Radha’s brother-in-law) comes to Varshana, stays overnight, and takes Radha to Yavata on tritiya. .
YAVATA: (April—July) Vaisakha shukla tritiya to Shravana Shukla pratipada, Sri Radha stays in Yavata.
Shravana shukla pratipada, Sridama comes to Yavata, stays overnight and takes Sri Radha to Varshana on tritiya.
VARSHANA: (July—September) Shravana shukla tritiya to Ashwina shukla dvadasi Srimati Radharani stays in Varshana.
Lilas at this time: Shravana month festivals: Radha-Govinda’s Jhulana lila; Purnima, Sri Radha worships Sridama on Rakhi Bandhana. On Krishna Janmastami (Bhadra month), Sri Radha goes to Nandagrama with Her mother, father, sakhis and manjaris to enjoy the Janmastami lila, and then returns to Varshana; On Radhastami, Sri Krishna, Nanda Baba and Yashoda come to Varshana to celebrate Sri Radha’s birthday (Radhastami mahotsava). During Ashwina month, Radha Govinda Yugala enjoy Sharadiya utsava (Rasa lila) and Durga Puja Utsava in Varshana. Ashwina shukla dvadashi, Durmada comes to Varshana, and takes Srimati Radharani to Yavata on trayodashi.
YAVATA: (October—January) Ashwina shukla trayodashi to Magha until shukla dvitiya, Radharani stays in Yavata (3 ½ months).
Lilas at this time: Maha Rasa Lila (Ashwina Purnima); Karttika month festivals: Deepavali, Annakuta mahotsava, Govardhana puja, Bhratr dvitiya utsava (Sri Radha goes a few days to Varshana, and gives chandana and sweets to Sridama).
*NOTE: Wherever Srimati Radharani stays, all Her sakhis, manjaris, and Tulasi adi dasis stay with Her.
Jai Jai Sri Radhe!