Thakur Shri Radha Damodar’s appearance day was celebrated at Radha Damodar Mandir. A Special abhishek was performed by the ‘ Sevait Goswamis’ of the temple, which was led by Mahant Shri Kanika Prasad Goswami.
The deities of Shri Radha Damodar were given a sandal oil massage. After the massage the deities were bathed with panchamrita (milk, curd, sweetened water, ghee and honey) and panchagavya. The deities were then bathed with exotic fruit juices and water mixed with herbal extracts. The Sarvaushadi and Mahausaudi snana was followed by 108 kalasha snana.
The deities were offered Chhappan Bhog (56 kinds of items) and a feast was organized during the noon when the Mahaprasadam was distributed among the devotees.
Shri Radha Damodar Mandir is one of the ‘Sapta Devalaya Temples’ of Vrindavan. It was established by Srila Jiva Goswami in the year 1542 C.D. The deities were served by Srila Jiva Goswami himself. This temple attracts thousands of devotees in Kartik, as the holy month is named after Damodar.
According to Shri Krishna Balaram Goswami, “The deities of Shri Radha Damodar were manifested by Srila Rupa Goswami, who handed over their ‘seva’ to his dear disciple and nephew Jiva Goswami for service and worship.”