ShreeNathji-Mahaprabhuji 32 Baithak At Champarayan

 

Baithaks in Pushtimarg religion are holy places where Shri Vallabhacharya, the founder of Pushtimarg, and close bhakt and sewak of ShreeNathji, narrated the Holy Bhagvad Katha. There are total of 84 Baithaks spread all over the country. Mahaprabhuji had circled the whole of India three times and done sthapna of these various Baithaks.

Each Baithak has its own particular Charitra (description).

Baithaks are holy places where there is no Idol or Chitra (Picture); sewa is done of Gaddi (Seating).

Here are some pictures from my visit to the 32nd Baithak of Mahaprabhuji, located at Champarayan, 60 km away from Raipur in Madhya Pradesh.

Though it is numbered 32, it is the most important as it is also the birthplace of Shri Mahaprabhuji and hence a very important pilgrim place for all Pushtimarg bhakts, as Shri Vallabhacharya is their primary Guru.

ShreeNathji, Vallabhacharya ShreeNathji, Vallabhacharya

Shri Vallabhacharya was born in the VS 1535 or AD1478.

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12 Mangla Aarti Darshans
11 Mukhiyaji doing the Mangla arti
Bhakts taking the arti after darshans Bhakts taking the arti after darshans
View from a distnce View from a distance
Beautiful architecture Beautiful architecture
See the lovely Kamal on the top at the entrance of the baithak See the lovely Kamal on the top at the entrance of the Baithak
Main entrance to baithakji Main entrance to Baithakji
This lovely entrance leads you to the main building This lovely entrance leads you to the main building
Inside the hall, please read the board, as it tells you the significance of this place Inside the hall, please read the board, as it tells you the significance of this place
Walk through this beautiful place Walk through this beautiful place
This place is built in the middle of a jungle and luckily it has not been destroyed This place is built in the middle of a jungle and luckily it has not been destroyed

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Hall where bhakts can wait for darshans Hall where bhakts can wait for darshans
Live darshans are shown here, as it can get very crowded during festive occasions Live darshans are shown here, as it can get very crowded during festive occasions

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Painting which describes the birth and resurrection of Shri Vallabhacharya Painting which describes the birth and resurrection of Shri Vallabhacharya
Before the darshans open, a lone bhakt saying her prayers Before the darshans open, a lone bhakt saying her prayers
Complete Shringar darshans of Gaadi sewa Complete Shringar darshans of Gaadi sewa

 

Mukhiyaji with the jhoola. the tree in the background is the point where the original tree stood, this is a branch of the same tree. Under this tree Mahaprabhuji was found in a ring of fire Mukhiyaji with the jhoola. the tree in the background is the point where the original tree stood, this is a branch of the same tree. Under this tree Mahaprabhuji was found in a ring of fire
Some bhakts who have been lucky to go inside for the darshans Some bhakts who have been lucky to go inside for the darshans
Entrance to Shri Yamunaji Entrance to Shri Yamunaji
A small Stream of Mahanadi river flows near the temple which is believed to be form Yamuna river and worshipped. A small Stream of Mahanadi river flows near the temple which is believed to be from Yamuna river and worshiped.

These are the Buble bee which live on this tree. there are several holes in the trunk where they just disappear These are the Bumble bee which live on this tree. there are several holes in the trunk where they just disappear

 

The very old tree trunk with numerous holes The very old tree trunk with numerous holes

ShreeNathji-Mahaprabhuji pratham mila on Govardhan Parvat. Shreeji had summoned Vallabhacharyaji to come and start His sewa here, also to build His mandir ShreeNathji-Mahaprabhuji pratham milan on Govardhan Parvat. Shreeji had summoned Vallabhacharyaji to come and start His sewa here, also to build His mandir

It was on Vaishak Vad Giyaras (11th) in Vikram Samvat 1535, or AD 1478; in Satbhisha Nakshatra on a Thursday; during the Abhijit mahurat, 12.40-1.00 in the afternoon; when ShreeNathji’s Lotus Face Appeared from Govardhan to give His divya Darshan to the lucky people of the village; According to Shree Krishn’s desire, on the same day but in the Abhijit mahurat, 12.40-1.00 at night, Shree Vallabhacharya also appeared at Champaran in a ring of fire.

(Details of Mahaprabhuji life and teachings, can be read on my website:  http://www.shreenathjibhakti.org

Details on the Baithaks can be read on website: http://www.vallabhkankroli.org/

Bethakji - 32

Shreenathji Divine Darshans
ShreeNathji-Merged Swarup of Shree RadhaKrishn

Shreenathji ManglaJai Shreeji!!

7 thoughts on “ShreeNathji-Mahaprabhuji 32 Baithak At Champarayan

  1. Excellent info. with beautiful phphotographs of Shri Mahaprabhuji Pragatya place Champaraniya.
    Thanks

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