Vraj Mandal Pictures-Madan Mohanji Mandir

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Madan Mohan Temple located near the Kali Ghat, Vrindavan was built by Kapur Ram Das of Multan.

This is the oldest temple in Vrindavan.

The temple is closely associated with the Saint Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

The original image of Shree Madan Gopal has been shifted from this mandir to Karauli in Rajasthan for safe keeping during Aurangzeb’s rule. Today, a replica of the image is worshiped at the temple.

(Information source:Wikipedia)

Some pictures from my visits:

One of the entrance to this mandir

One of the entrance to this mandir

This mandir has three structures

This mandir has three structures. This is the back side entrance

 

This is the main mandir. You are not allowed to photograph the Deities of Shree RadhaKrishn in  this mandir. The pujari is visible sitting for sewa

This is the main mandir. You are not allowed to photograph the Deities of Shree RadhaKrishn in this mandir. The pujari is visible sitting for sewa

Side view from the Parikrama marg. The ascetic seems to be in deep thought

Side view from the Parikrama marg. The ascetic seems to be in deep thought

A beautiful structure

A beautiful structure

Shri Sanatan Goswami's Bhajan Kutir is located in the premises

Shri Sanatan Goswami’s Bhajan Kutir is located in the premises

 

A distant view

A distant view

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Vote for “Bharat-Hindustan”- Once Again!

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(This post is a sequel to my article posted on March 24, about Narendra Modi in this blog )

 

“Lets try and make our vote count”, this one time at least.

Let’s vote to make “INDIA”, “BHARAT-HINDUSTAN”, once again.

Lets vote for a party who will make this happen, which is the BJP, led by Narendra Modi.

 

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(Above two images from the internet)

The two classes who will vote for sure are the selfish ones; firstly, the uneducated and impoverished citizens who sell their vote; second class of people are the big rich ones, who also have selfish motives for electing a favored party.

My appeal is to you all who are reading this post, you who are educated and intelligent and not swayed by greed. Let your Vote make a difference as to who will form a government in our country, this time. Please don’t get lazy, and also plan your vacations in a way that you are present for the election in your city.

This is news is from  12.04.2014, and is indicative of a very very small fraction of the negativeness that our country is living through. Take a look:

 

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This recent news seen above is a strong proof that soon our country will be ruled by Islamic laws. This can be avoided if we all decide to vote for the right person and party, which today is the BJP.

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Dr. Subramanian Swamy: From his face book at:

https://www.facebook.com/drsubramanianswamy?hc_location=timeline

Most of the Indian feminist-activists don’t know that without 4 male adult witnesses to a rape, there will be no death penalty in sharia law. In case the woman fails to do so, she is charged with adultery and may be hanged or stoned to death.

Samajwadi party seems hell bent on protecting peaceful rapists these days (refer to recent Bombay HC verdict which awarded death sentence to rapists). Now another gem from the party, Abu Azmi, wants a Sharia-like setup in India wherein a woman should be hanged if she is raped.

Convenient, isn’t it ?

Few more reasons to vote for the BJP:

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Sonia Gandhi faked her degree. allegedly she made a false affidavit that she had a diploma from Cambridge University whereas she learnt English from a “teaching shop” called Lennox School (now defunct) in Cambridge town.
I have letter from Cambridge University saying there was not such student ever studied. I went to court about this issue but high court justice said me be generous, be lion hearted; leave the matter. So after that subsequently Sonia dropped those things from her affidavit. But our society unfortunately is not tough enough. Only objection I have on satya’s advt. saying that she passed a high school; she did not even passed a high school. Beyond 5th class she did not studied. In this she shares a common educational background with karunanidhi.
-Dr Subramanian Swamy
Photo: Sonia Gandhi faked her degree. allegedly she made a false affidavit that she had a diploma from Cambridge University whereas she learnt English from a “teaching shop” called Lennox School (now defunct) in Cambridge town.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
I have letter from Cambridge University saying there was not such student ever studied. I went to court about this issue but high court justice said me be generous, be lion hearted; leave the matter. So after that subsequently Sonia dropped those things from her affidavit. But our society unfortunately is not tough enough. Only objection I have on satya’s advt. saying that she passed a high school; she did not even passed a high school. Beyond 5th class she did not studied. In this she shares a common educational background with karunanidhi.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
-Dr Subramanian Swamy
Rahul Gandhi Lies on Education.Why is he (Rahul Gandhi) registered as Rahul Vinci Gandhi in Rolings college in Orlando or some place like that, which is a Christian missionary college. Why did he not register himself as Rahul Gandhi? Why did he claim he has M.Phil from Cambridge. University of Cambridge has no record of any thesis, you cannot get M.Phil without any thesis. How did he claim that? I asked university of Cambridge to give me a letter. The university said we know what you did with Sonia Gandhi letter, we are not going to give any more letters. So, they decline to give me any letter. I went to the library where all thesis are kept. His name is not there. Not there as a student also. Not there in registrar’s office as student who took exam, in the year he mentioned, 1995. So, why did he claim. He first claimed he went to Harvard. Yes, he went to Harvard, in the sense, when Rajiv Gandhi was Prime Minister, Indujas gave 11 million dollars to Harvard Medical School and on donor’s quota and Harvard has this quota, but once you enter, you have to compete, in three months, Harvard said we don’t think you belong here. So, he dropped out. Now, he doesn’t use the word Harvard. Unfortunately for him, some one in politics like me has long standing connection with Harvard. Why you tell lies like this? Because in our country we respect education. So, you tell a lie about education. All of us work hard, to pass examination and get a degree, these guys don’t do anything, and they put themselves as educated.
– Dr. Subramanian Swamy
Photo: Rahul Gandhi Lies on Education.</p><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
<p> Why is he (Rahul Gandhi) registered as Rahul Vinci Gandhi in Rolings college in Orlando or some place like that, which is a Christian missionary college.  Why did he not register himself as Rahul Gandhi?  Why did he claim he has M.Phil from Cambridge.  University of Cambridge has no record of any thesis, you cannot get M.Phil without any thesis.  How did he claim that?  I asked university of Cambridge to give me a letter.  The university said we know what you did with Sonia Gandhi letter, we are not going to give any more letters.  So, they decline to give me any letter.   I went to the library where all thesis are kept.  His name is not there.   Not there as a student also.  Not there in registrar’s office as student who took exam, in the year he mentioned, 1995.   So, why did he claim.  He first claimed he went to Harvard.  Yes, he went to Harvard, in the sense, when Rajiv Gandhi was Prime Minister, Indujas gave 11 million dollars to  Harvard Medical School  and on donor’s quota and Harvard has this quota, but once you enter, you have to compete,  in three months, Harvard said we don’t think you belong here.  So, he dropped out.  Now, he doesn’t use the word Harvard.  Unfortunately for him, some one in politics like me has long standing connection with Harvard.  Why you tell lies like this?  Because in our country we respect education.   So, you tell a lie about education.   All of us work hard, to pass examination and get a degree,  these guys don’t do anything, and they put themselves as educated.<br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
- Dr. Subramanian Swamy

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Ours is a HINDU NATION, that’s for sure!
And the only party that can bring this element back is the BJP party led by Narendra Modi.
Try to understand the Hindu reality of our country. These are a few websites  that explain this fact in a simple way.

Revival of True India

Its time now…to revive the lost spirit, the lost glory, the lost India!

Bharat, Hindustan and India

India’s official name is Bharat and this is accorded equal primacy as the word India in the Constitution. In fact the First Clause of the Constitution begins with the words: India, that is Bharat,….

In Sanskrit, ‘Bha’ means Light and Knowledge while ‘rata’ means “Devoted”. Bharat means “devoted to light/knowledge”. The name “Bharat” is symbolic in nature revealing the quest of knowledge and the spiritual/scientific prosperity of this country.
Through the ages our ancestors referred this land as Bharat. Though the name ‘Bharat’ should be used, we seldom use it today!

DIVING THROUGH THE PAST

Bharat

According to the Puranas, this country is known as Bharatavasha after the king Bharata Chakravarti. It is clearly stated that this country is known as Bharata Varsha.

ऋषभोमरुदेव्याश्चऋषभातभरतो;भवेत्भरतादभारतंवर्षं, भरतातसुमतिस्त्वभूत्

Rishabha was born to Marudevi, Bharata was born to Rishabh,;Bharatvarsha (India) arose from Bharata, and Sumati arose from Bharata
—Vishnu Purana 

ततश्चभारतंवर्षमेतल्लोकेषुगीयते ; भरताययत: पित्रादत्तंप्रतिष्ठितावनम

This country is known as Bharatavarsha since the times the father entrusted the kingdom to the son Bharata and he himself went to the forest for ascetic practices
—Vishnu Purana

उत्तरंयत्समुद्रस्यहिमाद्रेश्चैवदक्षिणम्।वर्षंतद्भारतंनामभारतीयत्रसंततिः।।

uttaraṃ yatsamudrasya himādreścaiva dakṣiṇam; varṣaṃ tadbhārataṃ nāma bhāratī yatra santatiḥ

“The country (varṣam) that lies north of the ocean and south of the snowy mountains is called Bhāratam; there dwell the descendants of Bharata.”
—Vishnu Purana

The realm of Bharata is known as Bharātavarṣa in the Mahabhārata (the core portion of which is itself known as Bhārata) and later texts. The term varsa means a division of the earth, or a continent.

According to Mahabharata as well as the numerous puranas and diverse Indian history, Bharat Empire included the whole territory of the Indian subcontinent, including parts of present day Pakistan, Afghanistan,China, Iran, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Turkmenistan, North-west Tibet,Nepal and Bangladesh.

This represented as the ideal sample of great empires, which was dominated by harmony, wealth and prosperity.

Hindustan

Hindustan, as is the term Hindu itself, entered the English language in the 17th century. In the 19th century, the term as used in English referred to the northern region of India between the Indus and Brahmaputra rivers and between the Himalayas and the Vindhyas in particular, hence the term Hindustani for the Hindi-Urdu language.Hindustan was in use synonymously with India during the British Raj.

An alternate and infrequently cited theory on the origin of the word Hindustan is based on the Sanskrit shloka from the Barhaspatya Samhita of the Rigveda (ca. 1700-1100 BCE):

हिमालयंसमारभ्ययावदिंदुसरोवरम्तंदेवनिर्मितंदेशंहिंदुस्थानंप्रचक्ष्यते।।
Himalyam Samarabhya Yavadindusarovaram Tam Deonirmitam Desham Hindusthanam Prachakshate
“The land created by the gods which stretched from the Himalayas to the Indu (i.e. Southern) ocean is called Hindusthan, with the
हिंदु (Hindu) mentioned in word हिंदुस्थानं (Hindusthan).”

http://www.indif.com/India/factsaboutindia.asp

Bharat Mata, that is, the Mother India  (Bharat – India, Mata – Mother) is a personification of India, and relatively seen by some as a mother goddess of fertility. She is usually depicted as a lady, clad in a saree holding a flag,.

Ratnakaradhautapadam Himalyakirtitinim I

Brahmarajarsiratnamdhyam vande Bharatamataram II

Meaning :

I pay my obeisance to mother Bharat, whose feet are being a washed by the ocean, who wears the mighty Himalaya as her crown, and who is exuberantly adorned with the gems of traditions set by Brahmarsis and Rajarsis.

India, home to more than one billion people, constitutes for 18% of the world’s population.

AREA: 1.3 million sq miles (3.3 million sq km) stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Indian ocean in the south. India shares borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and Bangladesh.

Sanskrit is the mother of all the European languages as well as Hindi predominately used in India.

India, which traces its civilization back 5,000 years, won independence from Britain in 1947 in a welter of sectarian bloodshed as the subcontinent was partitioned into predominantly Hindu India and Muslim Pakistan. India has since fought three wars with Pakistan, two of them over disputed Kashmir. In 1962, India also fought a short border war with China.

Although modern images of India often show poverty and lack of development, India was the richest country on earth until the time of British invasion in the early 17th Century. Christopher Columbus was attracted by India’s wealth.

Since the beginning of history the Ganges (THE GANGA, Holy River) has been a precious source of water in the hot climate of India, providing water for drinking, irrigation, bathing, and most recently, electrical energy. For providing such sustenance the river is worshipped by millions of Indian as Mother Ganges. By bathing in the Ganges, one can wash away all sins and begin again, cleansed from the imperfections of the past.

YOGA: The ancient Hindu system of mental and physical exercise is practiced the world over. The belief that yoga can improve one’s health and peace of mind, has prompted thousands of foreigners to try it out.

One of the most enduring symbols of India is the figure of Shiv Nataraj or the dancing Shiva. Shiva’s cosmic dance is believed to encompass creation, preservation, and destruction and this idea has been embedded in Hindu thought and ritual since the dawn of civilisation.

India’s mastery of the science of pure mathematics goes back to ancient times. It is generally acknowledged that the concept of zero, crucial to the development of the science, is India’s contribution to the world, which was given to Europe through the Arabs. In the Ganita Sara Samgraha, 850 A.D., Mahaviracharya, the greatest Jain mathematician mentions the significance of zero. In the fifth century BC Brahmagupta became the first mathematician to solve the Pellian equation. A century later, Aryabhatta arrived at the most accurate value of the mathematical constant, Pi, in the Gitikapada. The Bakhsali manuscript, written in the third or fourth century BC, on 72 leaves of birch bark, is an exclusively mathematical text that presents rules, illustrated instances and solutions to geometric, algebraic and arithmetical problems. In the Kalpasutras, penned in 290 BC, Bhadrabahu solved the Pythagorean theorem. The mathematical genius of the Jains was so developed that their highest numeral was a forerunner of the Alef zero of modern-day mathematics.

The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The very word Navigation is derived from the Sanskrit word ‘NAVGATIH’. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit ‘Nou’.

Bhaskaracharya calculated the time taken by the earth to orbit the sun hundreds of years before the astronomer Smart. Time taken by earth to orbit the sun: (5th century) 365.258756484 days.

The value of “pi” was first calculated by Budhayana, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean Theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before theEuropean mathematicians.

Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10**53(10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 10**12(10 to the power of12).

Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Quadratic equations were by Sridharacharya in the 11th century. The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 10**53(10 to the power of 53) with specific names as early as 5000 BCE during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera 10**12(10 to the power of12).

India invented the Number System. Zero was invented by Aryabhatta.

The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in100 BC.

Albert Einstein said: “We owe a lot to the Indians, who taught us how to count, without which no worthwhile scientific discovery could have been made”.

Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was invented in India.

India is about the order of magnitude in area as the whole of Europe, excluding the formally known USSR. However, its total population is today greater than the whole of Europe, including the former USSR. That is nearly four times the US population.

Yoga is highly relevant in the modern day context. With tension and stress becoming a part of our daily life ‘Yoga’ enables us to achieve self-realistion in a systematic manner. By helping the union of the body with the mind and the mind with the soul, it creates the ultimate symphony of life. Different forms of yoga i.e. -Hatha yoga, Raja yoga, Karma yoga, Bhakti yoga, Jnana yoga, Mantra yoga and Laya yoga- provides the finest system of education and brings out the best in a person

Ayurveda in Sanskrit means “the science of Life”. It is an ancient, unfailing system of treatment based on medicines prepared from herbal plants found in abundance in India. Ayurveda is an integral part of the people of India. This ancient knowledge system of medicine has gained global acceptance especially for alternative ways of preventive, curative and rejuvenative processes making life a more pleasurable experience.

Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in our civilization.

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What further proof in now required to make you vote? And vote for the correct party, which today without any doubt is :

THE BHARITYA JANTA PARTY, A party which will establish Hindutatva, and its principles once again.

Help Narendra Modi win this election.

Lets make INDIA, “BHARAT- HINDUSTAN”, once again.

Thank you

– Abha Shahra Shyama

Jai Shreeji!

1-ShreeNathji

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ShreeNathji-Vallabhacharya 55 Baithakji at Morbi

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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. They are total 84 in number and 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).

Baithaks are a very important pilgrim place for all Pushtimarg bhakts, as Shri Vallabhacharya is their primary Guru.

Shri Vallabhacharya was born in the VS 1535 or AD1478. 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.

Further details of his life and teachings can be read on my website:

1-ShreeNathji

http://www.shreenathjibhakti.org

http://www.shreenathjibhakti.org/brief_sketch_vallabhacharya.htm

 

 

 

 

 

Here are some pictures displayed from my visit of the 55th Baithak of Mahaprabhuji, located at Morbi, near Rajkot city.

Baithakji Darshans

Baithakji Darshans

Darshans

Darshans

Outside view of the Baithakji

Outside view of the Baithakji

Bhakts who enter sewa for ShreeNathji cover their mouth with a mask, so as not to contaminate the samagri for Thakurji

Bhakts who enter sewa for ShreeNathji cover their mouth with a mask, so as not to contaminate the samagri for Thakurji

Main Mukhiyaji who does sewa here

Main Mukhiyaji who does sewa here

Libraray on Shri Vallabhacharya

Libraray on Shri Vallabhacharya

Gaushala, which is a must at every ShreeNathji Haveli and Baithakji

Gaushala, which is a must at every ShreeNathji Haveli and Baithakji

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55th  BAITHAKJI  at MORBI

(This detail of the original varta about this Baithakji is taken from website: http://www.vallabhkankroli.org/)

 Shri Vallabhacharya Mahaprabhuji’s baithak is located on the bank of Krishna Lake near Machhu River. The city was established by a King Mayurdhwaja  (Satyawadi). Shri Krishna and Arjun blessed the banks of this lake.

Once, two Brahmins Bala and V(B)ada came to have Shri Mahaprabhuji’s sight (Darshan). They realized the divinity in Him and requested, We have been lost in this worldly ocean, now shower your grace over us.

Shri Mahaprabhuji accepted them as his disciples. After initiation (Brahm Sambandh) Shri Mahaprabhuji taught them about the Path of Grace and told them tom worship Shri Nathaji as Shri Krishna. Bala’s name was changed to Balkrushnadas and  V(B)ada’s name was changed to Badrayandas. Their complete stories are found in the 84 Vaishnava’s accounts.

There was a heavy storm in Morbi on 11 August 1979. thousands of people lost their lives. Billion dollars worth property was destroyed. Goswami Pujya Indirabetiji and other Acharyas of Pushti marg had helped in reestablishing the city. Miraculously  The Baithakji was intact.

Baithak Address:

Opp. Machhu River,

Behind L. E. College, Morbi – 363641,

Dist. Rajkot, Gujarat. Village –

Morbi

Contact Person & Phone:

Shri Atulbhai Mukhiyaji L: 02822 – 240 335

Nearby Railway Station:Rajkot

Shri Mahaprabhuji in sewa for ShreeNathji

Shri Mahaprabhuji in sewa for ShreeNathji

 

 

 

 

Me – Only Me !!

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A POEM:

ME – ONLY ME !!   abha shahra

Me and Myself

Is that all I am concerned about?

Worried only about my well being

And to hell – with the rest of the world.

The anguish of pain – the cry of despair!

I am deaf to these cries

Because for me, I don’t see beyond myself

Why should I be bothered?

At what ails him or her

I want to be happy – I want to be free!

The rest of them can go look after themselves

Some one needs my love, I don’t care-

The love lost soul crying for help-

The destruction of nature- The pollution of environment;

Is not my responsibility.

I am me – I am myself

I shall continue with my life and myself

No time to be bothered

With the concerns of the world

There is so much out there I have to possess

I need more money

I need more fame

I need more power

How can I waste time on what gives me none of this

Life is so short,

I have to fill my bank accounts

I need more – I need more

Cannot waste time

On what does not give me my returns….

What do you think?

Does it not describe all of us to some extent in our greed for the material trappings in the world?

Have we all not become selfish and blind in our needs for more of everything?

Are we not cutting the branch of the tree on which we are sitting,

in destroying the natural resources for our greed?

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Vraj Mandal Pictures – Shri Yamunaji

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A beautiful sunset on the sacred Yamuna river flowing through Vrindavan.

Yamunaji flows through entire Braj Dham and is the Leela Sthali of many Shree RadhaKrishn Leelas.

These pictures are from a monsoon evening, with the rainy grey clouds ready to shower heavily.

On the Parikrama maarg, many bhakts gather to say a small prayer to Shri Yamunaji.

 

 

 

Yamunaji-Sunset

Yamunaji-Sunset

abha shahra

abhashahra

 

Jai Shreeji!

(All photographs in the blog are copy right)

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