A holy dip in Radha Kund on the auspicious day of Ahoi Ashtami is considered very significant. Couples who have problems in conceiving come here to seek blessings of Radharani, 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 India.
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 the significant moment to take the holy dip. Hence bathing begins at midnight and continues throughout the night. To seek the blessings of Radharani to conceive soon, couples 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 Radha Kund as gratitude of thanks to Goddess Radha Rani.