From today, Radhastami badhai is sung upto Bhadrapad Shukla 8. The Badhai is sung for 8 days from today. Radhastami is celebrated as the appearance of Shree Radhaji on Bhutal (on earth). From today onwards, the appearance of Astasakhi (Eigth Sakhis of Shree Radhaji) is also celebrated. With this bhav. 8 days are celebrated as badhai of Shree Radhastami.
8 days of badhai of Radhashtami is sung since, Shree Radhikaji is the Ardhangini (Other Half) of Shree Thakurji, and Shree Thakurji is full of all 16 kalas. Thus 8 days are celebrated Shree Vitthalesh Prabhucharana has also established Asta Yaam Seva, Ashta Sakha, Asta Chaap, Asta Siddhi, Astang Yog. Thus 8 days of badhai is considered.
Ashta Sakhis have appeared from the Shri-ang (divine body) of Shree Swaminiji Shree Radhikaji.