Notes: All timings are represented in 12-hour notation in local time of Mathura, India with DST adjustment (if applicable).
Hours which are past midnight are suffixed with next day date. In Panchang day starts and ends with sunrise.
A holy dip in Radhakunda on the auspicious day of Ahoi Ashtami is considered very significant. Couples who have problems in conceiving come here to seek blessings of Goddess Radha Rani, the consort of Lord Krishna. The bathing day falls on Krishna Paksha Ashtami in the month of Kartik as per Purnimant calendar followed in North Indian.
It is believed that a holy dip in Radhakunda tank on the auspicious day of Ahoi Ashtami helps couples to conceive a child. Due to this belief, thousands of couples come to Govardhan every year and take a holy dip together in Radha Kunda.
The midnight time, which is known as Nishita time, is considered significant to take holy dip. Hence bathing begins during midnight and continues throughout the night. To seek blessing of Goddess Radha Rani to conceive soon, couple perform Puja after standing in the water tank and offer Kushmanda, white raw pumpkin which is famously known as Petha. Kushmanda is offered after decorating it with red cloth.
Even those couples, whose wishes were fulfilled, revisit Radhakunda as gratitude of thanks to Goddess Radha Rani.