SHRI ASHTSAKHI TEMPLE
In Vrindavan very near to Shri Bihariji temple, is the temple called Ashta Sakhi temple or Shri Radha Ras Bihari temple. The temple is centuries old and is dedicated to the divine couple and their Ashta Sakhi’s - the eight “friends” of Shri Radha who were intimately involved in her intimate pastimes. The temple is called – Shree Radha Ras Behari Ashta Sakhi Mandir and it is home to the divine Ras Leela of Lord Krishna and Radharani. It is located in close proximity to the Banke Behari mandir. The temple has been recently restored and modernized with exemplary attention to detail. Of the eight sakhis, two – i.e Lalita and Vishaka are considered to be the leaders. All the sakhis have a single mission – to serve Radha Krishn and they are her foremost friends and companions. The eight sakhis are: Lalita, Vishakha, Champaklata, Chitra, Tungvidya, Indulekha, Rangdevi, Sudevi.