“What if you were not a part of anyone’s daily routine?

“What if you were not a part of anyone’s daily routine”?

“Be very grateful if you are”.

We tend to take many relationships and blessings for granted.



This photo is of the Kingfisher sitting alone on a rock at the Arabian Sea in Mumbai. I am sure it would have a flock to go back to, but this shot shows it at a very lonely moment in the huge expanse of the sea.

If there is even one person who plans his\her 24 hours with you in mind; thank God and don’t take the person for granted.

Thank you





Our first visit to Ghasiyar-ShreeNathji comes with us to visit His old Home.

ShreeNathji – His “LIVE” interactions varta in today’s time period.

Our first visit to Ghasiyar-ShreeNathji comes with us to visit His old Home.

श्रीनाथजी तुरंत मुझे जवाब देते हैं, “मुझे अच्छी तरह याद है, घसियार हवेली मेरा पुराना घर है. मैं वहां कभी कभी जाता हूँ. आज मैं भी तुम्हारे साथ चलूँगा”.

5th June 2007

When doing some research on ShreeNathji details for His website, (www.shreenathjibhakti.org); I came across this place called Ghasiyar. This is the Haveli that Shreeji had stayed for nearly ten years.

It looked very interesting and to know further details and get some photos for the website a visit was essential. I explained to Sudhir bhai about this divine place, and that this had been Shreeji’s home for ten long years. Sudhir bhai agreed to visit, so today we would do our Guwal and Rajbhog darshans here at Ghasiyar.

I am super excited to visit this place, as it sounds so pure and sacred. So today early morning when waiting with Gurushree for Mangla darshans to open, at around 4am, I tried talking to  Shreeji, informing Him about our visit to His old Haveli at Ghasiyar later that day.

मुझे घसियार दर्शन करने की बहुत ही कतूहलता हो रही थी; उसके बारे में पढ़ने के बाद लगता था की बहुत ही पवित्र और शुद्ध जगह है. इसलिए आज प्रातकाल 4 बजे, जब गुरुश्री के साथ मंगला दर्शन के लिए हवेली के बाहर खड़ी थी, मैंने श्रीजी से वार्तालाप करने की कोशिश करी; उन्हें बताने के लिए की हम आज उनकी पुरानी हवेली पर जा रहे हैं, जो घसियार में है.

To my amazement, ShreeNathji replied immediately, “I remember it very well. Ghasiyar Haveli is my old home. I visit there sometimes. I will also come with you’ll”.

श्रीनाथजी तुरंत मुझे जवाब देते हैं, “मुझे अच्छी तरह याद है, घसियार हवेली मेरा पुराना घर है. मैं वहां कभी कभी जाता हूँ. आज मैं भी तुम्हारे साथ चलूँगा”.

It felt to me as if I was a part of Him and going to visit His old Home was as nostalgic for me, and felt as if I belonged here.

मुझे इस समय यह महसूस होने लगा की मैं श्रीनाथजी का ही कुछ हिस्सा हूँ, और उनके पुराने घर पर जाना मेरे लिए उनके जितना ही रोमांचक हो रहा था; ऐसे प्रतीत हो रहा था की मैं भी यहीं की हूँ.

So around 9-9.30 am, after completing the Shringar darshans at Nathdwara Haveli we left for Ghasiyar .

Once there at Ghasiyar later in the day, Shreeji was very happy. I could again feel His Vibrational Presence, talking to me from inside; telling me how happy He is to be here and how He moves around the entire area enjoying Himself tremendously. He told me He would also be Present inside the Nij Mandir today when both the darshans opened.

Again I felt Shreeji’s Presence around us complaining like a small child, “It is very hot here, but I am very happy that you both remember this place, anyone hardly visits this place.

श्रीजी की मौजूदगी का फिर एहसास होता है. उनकी मोहक आवाज़ में वोह शिकायत करते हैं, “यहाँ तो बहुत गर्मी है, लेकिन कोई बात नहीं. मैं खुश हूँ की तुम लोग ने याद करा. यहाँ और कोई आता ही नहीं है”.

We received Prasad of ‘Khopra pak’ today; which was extremely sweet and tasty. I tried telling Shreeji in my mind how extra sweet and tasty the Prasad was. “Of course, it will be”, Shreeji again said, “I like eating extra sweet offerings”.

हमें प्रसाद में आज खोपरा पाक मिला जो की बहुत ही जियादा मीठा था. मन में मैंने श्रीजी को यह बताने  की कोशिश करी, की यह खोपरा पाक कितना मीठा और स्वादिष्ट है. “अरे वोह तो होगा ही ना, मुझे अधिक मीठा प्रसाद पसंद है”, श्रीजी जवाब देते हैं.

Later I mentioned to Sudhir bhai about this anubhuti. At that moment he silenced me, saying “Yes, I know; you are very lucky. Hardly anyone would be able to experience all the Divine closeness with Shreeji”.

Gurushree Sudhir bhai and I came here at Ghasiyar to study the details. We took pictures from outside, as similar to the Nathdwara Haveli no photography is allowed in the mandir premises. We stayed on for nearly 3-4 hours, enjoying the serenity and sacredness of the whole area. We managed to do darshans of Gwal and Rajbhog.

My Dear ShreeNathji Baba ki Jai Ho!

Ghasiyar photos from our visits there:
















Details about Ghasiyar:

As ShreeNathji travelled to Mevar, His Rath got stuck at one spot. When asked why, Shreeji replied, “My bhakt Ajaba Kunwari lived here; so My mandir should be built here, I will live here for a long time; this place reminds Me of Braj, I like the mountains here”. “There is also the Banas River which represents Yamunaji”. “This is Ajaba Kunwari’s land”, Shreeji said; “I will stay here. Tell all the Gusain Balak to build their baithak here also”.
Shri Govindaji began preparations to get the mandir ready. He ordered Gopaldas Usta, to hire maximum people and make sure that ShreeNathji mandir is ready in the earliest possible time. Work began day and night with hundreds of workers, and in a few months Shreeji’s mandir was ready.

In Vikram Samvat 1672 in Falgun Vad Satam, (AD-1728) Shri Damodar Maharajji (ShriDauji) established ShreeNathji’s Paat in the mandir Haveli. It was all perfectly done with Vastu pratishta and pujan, according to Vedic rites. Slowly all the various rituals and festivals were started again here similar to the Govardhan hill. Since then Shreeji happily began living here at Mewar.
A Gaushala was also built close by for all of Shreeji’s cows.
Shri Dauji Maharaj with a lot of loving care took care of Shreeji, and celebrated all utsav and the Mahautsav; all Shringar was also done by him.

But soon there was a problem created by the Scindia army. They wanted 3 lakh mudras or else threatened to loot the Haveli. As soon as the Maharana of Udaipur heard this he immediately made arrangements to move Shreeji to Udaipur for safety. Shreeji stayed in the Udaipur Haveli for nearly 10 months till His new Haveli was built at a place called Ghasiyar. This scenic place is situated in the Gokunda Mountains.
As Shreeji should not feel upset with the whole arrangement an exact replica of His Haveli in Nathdwara was erected. His Paat Utsav was celebrated here. Sewa similar to the Haveli at Nathdwara was also established soon.

There is a very interesting story behind the reason for moving out from Ghasiyar and back to Nathdwara.
Shri Gusainji-son of Mahaprabhuji had 7 sons. One of them, Shri Girdhariji came here with ShreeNathji for continuation of sewa. He was in charge of looking after the needs of Shreeji.

Once the Ghasiyar Haveli was built, all the followers and sewaks who had accompanied Him from Giriraj, (the original Appearance place of Shreeji) settled with Shreeji here at Ghasiyar for His sewa. Soon Shri Girdhariji began to face problems. He found that all children born here did not survive. It was discovered that the environment and water here was bad, and would not let any further generations of Mahaprabhuji survive. In great distress Shri Girdhariji went and bowed before Shreeji, telling Him of this misfortune; “There will be no one left to do Your sewa, we have to move back from here”. As Shri Girdhariji bowed down, Shreeji spread His feet side ways, outwardly, putting His right hand on his head as blessings and approval. (These are the darshans maintained here in the form of a pichwai showing Shreeji’s lotus feet turned sideways).
With Shreeji’s approval and blessings, they all moved back.
After Shreeji shifted back from here, His Haveli has been left intact, with the sewa continuing in a similar manner. No village has been built around here. The management is with the Nathdwara board. The place is nearly always empty. Three people manage it on a regular basis: the main mukhiyaji-Abgirdhar, munim and a watchman. As we spoke to the mukhiyaji he told us that about 15-20 bhakts came in for darshans daily; as people are not aware that such a place exists.

Though there is a Gaushala very few cows stay on a regular basis. During Annakut about 500 cows come here from Nathdwara which then return. Also when there is shortage of green grass around the Nathdwara Gaushala, some cows are temporarily shifted here.

ShreeNathji becomes my MahaGurushree and makes me His ‘Best Friend’

ShreeNathji LIVE Varta in todays time period with His bhakts.

ShreeNathji becomes my MahaGurushree and makes me His ‘Best Friend’

श्रीजी; “ओके तुम मेरी बेस्ट फ्रेंड हो; मैं तुम्हारे साथ खेलने आऊंगा” .


This Divine Anubhuti is from some years back.

We are waiting outside Shreeji Haveli at Nathdwara. As usual we are here sixty minutes earlier then the Mangla Darshan timing. It’s a niyam, with Gurushree, to be present much before the Darshan opens and wait for Shreeji.

Waiting for the doors to open, I try meditating on ShreeNathji. Also some thoughts from an earlier conversation with Gurushree were in my mind. He explained to me how purity of bhao has deteriorated in humans and the shram that Shreeji might be experiencing.

I wondered how sad Shreeji must be today with this loss of devotion. The truth is there as history, how much Shreeji enjoyed playing Live with His Vrajvasis when He Lived on Shri Govardhan.


Suddenly I heard ShreeNathji’s sweet and melodious voice echoing inside, as if complaining,अचानक मुझे श्रीजी की मधुर गुंजन सुनाई दी, जैसे की वह कुछ शिकायत करना चाह रहें हैं.


Shreeji: “Since sooooo many years this mukhiya only rotates a phirkee. I have become very bored. I run away from here. They do not think of anything new. All tempt Me with an extra Laddoo to make Me do their work. No one comes to just play and have fun with me anymore”.

श्रीजी: “यह मुखिया सिर्फ फिरकी घूमता रहता है इतने सालों से. मैं तो बोर हो गया . मैं तो भाग जाता हूँ. कुछ नया तो सोचते ही नहीं . देखो मुझे लालच देकर काम करवाते हैं .एक लड्डू ज्यादा देकर कहते हैं की मेरा काम करो . कोई मेरे साथ खेलने या मस्ती करने तो नहीं आता” .

Over joyed in this anubhuti, I replied;

I asked Shreeji: ‘Shreeji, if You wish I could be Your friend. I will always play whenever You want; if You wish to accept me as a friend’.

इस अनुभूति से बहुत आनंदित होकर मैंने जवाब देने की कोशिश करी;

मैंने कहा: ‘श्रीजी अगर आप चाहें तो मैं आपकी फ्रेंड बन सकती हूँ, आप के साथ खेल सकती हूँ, अगर आप मुझे फ्रेंड बनाना चाहें तो’


I was thrilled to receive an answer, immediately,


मैं आस्चर्या चकित हो गई श्रीजी से यह जवाब सुनकर;


Shreeji: “Ok, you are my friend, I will come to play with you.You are my ‘best friend’ and you will be the only ‘friend’ I will ever have”.

श्रीजी; “ओके तुम मेरी फ्रेंड हो; मैं तुम्हारे साथ खेलने आऊंगा. तुम मेरी बेस्ट फ्रेंड हो मैं और सिर्फ तुम ही हमेशा मेरी फ्रेंड रहोगी, और कोई नहीं”.


And since then He has kept to His word, and made me a part of many Divine Leelas.

There have been innumerable precious moments when I have been graced with ShreeNathji’s Divine Presence and the gunjan (echo) of Shreeji’s Divinely sweet voice, where He talks and plays various leelas. Shreeji has agreed to be my MahaGurushree too.

और तभी से, श्रीजी ने उनकी कही हुई बात निभाई है, और मुझे कई दिव्य अनुभूति का हिस्सा बनाया है. ऐसे बहुत सारे अमूल्य क्षण का हिस्सा बनी हूँ जब श्रीजी की कृपा से उनकी दिव्य हाजिरी और उनकी मधुर आवाज़ के गुंजन से लीला और खेल करते हैं.

श्रीजी मेरे महागुरुश्री भी बनने के लिए मान गए हैं.

(It is like a repeat of the 84 Vaishnavs or 252 Vaishnav Ki Vaarta, in today’s time period).

At times this is the voice of a very young infant; at other moments like an older child or at times an adult talking about various happening.

Maybe Shreeji would actually want to move away and be elsewhere, maybe He actually runs away from the mandir after the first few moments of giving darshans;

He could be spending His day with a few true devotees who keep total love and devotion- bhao for Him.

In fact you will never truly know where He truly is today; as none is close enough to Him.


My MahaGurushree, ShreeNathji Ki Jai Ho!

Thank You for Your trust in me, I am humbled..









A note to all Hindu families, Vaishnavs:

Hindu religion and culture comprises of several Form of God’s and Goddess. What I have noticed in many households is that several of these Forms are combined together in the home mandir within a small space, which in the process mixes the vibrational levels of the various Forms.

Each Form of Bhagwan (Parivar) requires different type of worship or sewa. The mantras, rituals of worship, sewa, bhog samagri, aarti, festival celebrations are very different, as per our ancient scriptures and traditions.

How would it be correct to place all of Them together in one house (mandir), and mix up the various types of sewa or worship? Would it not create clutter or impurity of Forms?

Let’s honor and respect Their uniqueness by allocating a distinct space in our home mandir, for each God Parivar.

All can be offered an asan adjacent to each other, with a dividing space between Them.

Though God is one Super power; when He or She comes in a particular Form, the divine Shakti, Urja, takes a different distinctive vibrational level. This is the reason that different ways of sewa and worship are prescribed in our religious books.

The really ALIVE original mandirs will have only one type of God Parivar in the Nij mandir. All the various Hindu Form of Gods and Goddesses have specific mandirs dedicated to Them.

All Divine Form of God’s, also have Their own locations as the major Teerths, since olden times.

This segregation by our higher Sants would have been organised for a proper reason.

(I have seen a few smaller mandirs, where a mix of all the God Parivars is found. These are new and have no ancient history attached to them, which may be to facilitate all types of bhakts who visit).

Ideal would be to go deep in one Form of God worship, but if not possible then at least a distinct space for each God Parivar. Let’s honor and respect Their uniqueness.

 Jai Shree RadheKrishn!

Jai Shreeji!

(Just as an example, I have put up few God parivars, as per Hindu religion):

Shree RadhaKrishn-ShreeNathji Pariwar

Shree RadhaKrishn-ShreeNathji Pariwar

Shree Ram Sita Pariwar

Shree Ram Sita Pariwar

Shree Shiv Parvati Pariwar

Shree Shiv Parvati Pariwar

Shree Vishnu Laxmi and Brahmaji

Shree Vishnu Laxmi and Brahmaji


Each Devi has Her own dedicated mandir


Making of an authentic Tulsi Kanthi-Vrindavan

The making of Tulsi Kanthi: At BanshiVat, Vrindavan.

tulsi kanthi - Comp

Dear old Dadi. She spends all her free time making tulsi malas. She buys the Tulsi sticks, and cuts each ‘bead’ herself to make the kanthis. it is a very rare way of making Tulsi malas. There maybe very few places or people left today who do this whole process entirely by hand. It is a dying skill, as it is very laborious and painstakingly slow.

I would urge all Vaishnavs to go buy some from her, as she is a very pure soul from a very pure place.

Every visit to this place, BanshiVat, is not complete without a hug and a photo with Dadi, who has spent her entire life looking after this place.


BanshiVat is her ancestors’ property. She always has many divine anubhuties to share with us on every visit.

Darshans of Shree RadhaKrishn and Their divine Charan at Banshivat

Jai Shreeji!