Shri Vallabh Aachary 24th Baithakji at Shri Chitrakut

ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji 24th Baithakji at Chitrakut, Madhya Pradesh

Here are some pictures displayed from my visit to the 24th Baithak of Mahaprabhuji, located at Chitrakut on Shri Kantanath Parvat (श्री कान्तानाथ पर्वत,सतना), Satna, Madhya Pradesh.

Baithakji Charitr: (बैठकजी चरित्र)

On Shri Kantanath Parvat, Mahaprabhuji Vallabh Achary narrated Shrimad Bhagavad Puran(श्रीमद् भागवद पुराण). He also narrated the pavitr Ramayan Granth (रामायण पाठ); explaining the legends of Shree Ram and Sita mata.

Shree Hunumanji, daily came and stood on one foot when hearing the pavitr varta.

Though Mahaprabhuji requested Him to take his seat, Hanumanji refused saying that he had taken a sankalp.

Mahaprabhu Vallabhachary later explained that Shri Kantanath parvat is the brother of Shri Giriraj Parvat, therefore we should not walk on the sacred mountain.

Shri Kantanath parvat, wished that Mahaprabhuji bless him with the touch of his feet; so came disguised as a Brahman saying, “Shree Sita and Shree Ram have told me to tell you that They are on top of Shri Kantanath parvat and are very hungry so please bring them some food.”

Shri Mahaprabhuji then requested Damala to prepare bananas with sugar, cardaman, and rose water. At this Krishndas questioned, “How is it possible to offer the foodstuff to Shree Krishn and alsoto Shree Ram?” Shri Mahaprabhuji replied, “Shree Ram is no other than Shree Krishn, the only difference being that Shree Ram is controlled by law while Shree Krishn is governed by grace.”

Shri Mahaprabhu ji then went up on the parvat and saw Shree Sita and Shree Ram sitting with Laxshman by their side holding an umbrella. Hanumanji stood by with folded hands.

Shree Ram, taking Shri Mahaprabhuji’s hand made him sit next to him on his jewelled throne. After Shree Ram and Shree Sita partook of the bananas, Laxshman ji and Hamunan ji took the remains.

For some time Shree Ram and Mahaprabhuji became engrossed in divine discourse.

Shree Ram then said, “It was my great desire to partake food offered by your hand. Mahaprabhuji then took his leave and climbed down of Shri Kantanath parvat.

Jai ShreeNathji Prabhu 🙏

Jai Shree RadheKrishn 🙏

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ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji 24th Baithakji at Chitrakut, Madhya Pradesh

Mahaprabhu Vallabhachary later explained that Shri Kantanath parvat is the brother of Shri Giriraj Parvat, therefore we should not walk on the sacred mountain. Shri Kantanath parvat, wished Mahaprabhuji to bless him with the touch of his feet; so came disguised as a Brahman saying, “Shree Sita and Shree Ram have told me to tell you that They are on top of the Kantanath parvat and are very hungry so please bring them some food.”

24th Baithak of Mahaprabhuji, located at Chitrakut. on Shri Kantanath Parvat (श्री कान्तानाथ पर्वत,सतना), Satna, Madhya Pradesh.
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Shri Mahaprabhu ji then went up on the parvat and saw Shree Sita and Shree Ram sitting with Laxshman by their side holding the Chattar. Hanumanji stood by with folded hands. Shree Ram, taking Shri Mahaprabhuji’s hand made him sit next to him on his jewelled throne. After Shree Ram and Shree Sita partook of the bananas, Laxshman ji and Hamunan ji took the remains.

Shri Kantanath Parvat (श्री कान्तानाथ पर्वत,सतना) कान्तानाथ पर्वत श्री गिरिराज जी के भाई हैं

Kantanath Parvat (कान्तानाथ पर्वत,सतना),

On the Kantanath Parvat, Mahaprabhuji Vallabh Achary narrated Shrimad Bhagavatam. He also narrated the pavitr Ramayan Granth; explaining the legends of Shree Ram and Sita mata.

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Shree Ram-Bharat milap pracheen sthal at Chitrakut

He also narrated the pavitr Ramayan Granth; explaining the legends of Shree Ram and Sita mata. Shree Hunumanji, daily came and stood on one foot when hearing the pavitr varta. Though Mahaprabhuji requested him to take his seat, Hanumanji refused saying that he had taken a sankalp.

24th Baithakji at Chitrakut; Mahaprabhu Vallabhachary explained that the Kantanath parvat is the brother of Shri Giriraj Parvat, therefore we should not walk on the sacred mountain.
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At Kantanath Parvat Parikrama marg, Chitrakut

On the Kantanath Parvat, Mahaprabhuji Vallabh Achary narrated Shrimad Bhagavatam. He also narrated the pavitr Ramayan Granth; explaining the legends of Shree Ram and Sita mata. Shree Hunumanji, daily came and stood on one foot when hearing the pavitr varta.

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Jai ShreeNathji

जय श्रीनाथजी प्रभु 🙏

What are Pushtimarg Baithaks?

Baithaks in Pushtimarg religion are pavitr places where Shri Vallabhachary, the founder of Pushtimarg, narrated the Pavitr 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 Charitr (description).

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

Giriraj Govardhan at Vraj Mandal:

Importance of Chaturmaas:(Four Monsoon months)

Giriraj Govardhan at Vraj Mandal:
बारिश का मौसम गिरिराज जी को मन मोहक बना देता है।

Importance of Chaturmaas, in ShreeNathji Yatra from Shri Govardhan to Shri Nathdwara in 1672 AD

..The journey to Mewar, as desired by Thakurjee, began in 1669 AD, on Asadh Sud Punam on Friday, during the last 3 hours of the night. ShreeNathji with all His sevaks arrived in Sinhad (Nathdwara) in 1672 AD, on Falgun Vad Satam on Saturday.

Since He began travel from Giriraj to Nathdwara, ShreeNathji spent three Chaturmaas on the way.

The first Chaturmaas was spent at Krishnpur in Dandoti Ghat, near the Chambal river.

The second Chaturmaas was in Krishnbilaas at Kota. (He halted here for four months).

The third Chaturmaas was spent in Chapaseni at Jodhpur. He also celebrated an Annakut here. Halt here was roughly for five months.

The fourth Chaturmaas ShreeNathji was at His mandir in Mewar.

For 2 years, 4 months and 7 days that ShreeNathji travelled from Vraj to Mewar, He spent living in His Rath.

The places blessed by Him along the way were, Hindmultan, Dandotighat, Bundi, Kota, Dhundhar, Marwad, Baanswaro, Dungarpur, Shahpura.

Neel Gai on Girirajji
Monsoon magic

🙏 Jai ShreeNathji
Jai Girirajji Govardhan

Complete story is on our website: http://www.shreenathjibhakti.org

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Monsoon magic

Giriraj Govardhan-Tongue at Radha\Shyam Kund

ShreeNathji, Shree Giriraj Govardhan

जीवहा मंदिर, राधा कुंड पर: Jihva (Shri Giriraj tongue) mandir at Radha Kund

राधा कुंड के इस मंदिर को गिरिराज जी की जीवहा (जीब, tongue)मानते हैं।

यह शिला जो आप देख रहे हैं, गिरिराज जी की पवित्र शिला है।

इसके पीछे एक वार्ता है:

‘श्री रघुनाथ दास स्वामी को एक कुआँ खोदना था, तो उन्होंने काम चालू करवाया। मज़दूर जब खुदाई कर रहे थे, उनका औज़ार एक शिला पर लगा जिस के कारण उस शिला से ख़ून बहने लगा।

खुदाई तुरंत बंद कर दी गई।

उसी रात स्वप्न में श्री कृष्ण ने श्री रघुनाथ स्वामी को बताया, “मैं गोवर्धन से अलग नहीं हूँ, यह शिला गिरिराज की जीभ है, उसे निकाल कर मंदिर में बिठाओ और पूजन शुरू करो।

राधा कुंड के जल से सेवा करो”।

यह वही प्राचीन मंदिर है; गिरिराज जी की हर शिला पवित्र और दिव्य है।

गिरिराज महाराज की जय हो!

श्रीनाथजी ठाकुरजी की जय

श्री राधा कृष्ण की जय

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Indr Sarovar-Udaipur

Sacred Lotus Pond – Kamal Kunj at sacred Indr Sarovar, #Eklingi, Udaipur; Near Nathdwara.

Lotus from here are used for ShreeNathji Shringar at Nathdwara mandir. #ShreeNathji Thakureje normally wears Kamal on His waist, the number depending o the type of Shringar on that particular day.

An album of 34 photos from this day; at sacred Indr Sarovar, month of June.

#Indrsarovar #ShreeNathji #Nathdwara #Eklingjimandir

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ShreeNathji wearing four Lotus

 

Nine Gopi Elephant at Kunjera Village, Vraj Mandal

Kunjera village is the place where the nine gopis took the form of an Elephant for Shree Krishn

In this post you will be able to hear the katha behind Gopis taking an elephant form for Shree Krishn.

When Shree Krishn was leaving Vrindavan, the Gopis requested Him not to leave. Shree Krishn joked that if they could show Him an elephant, he would not leave. Not being able to find an elephant, nine gopis came together and formed an elephant, which is called the Nav-nari kunjara.

The meaning of this divine leela in the words of the pujari:

A small mandir has been erected here

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The earlier mandir was looted and the original murti depicting this divine leela was stolen. Just a couple of years ago this mandir was established by a bhakt, and a painting is being worshipped at present.

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The Nine Gopi Elephant

Kunjera village mandir

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The pujaris who narrated the varta

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Giriraj Shila are worshipped here too

Kunjera village is located few kms from Shri Govardhan on the Northern side, towards Radha\Shyam Kund.

The village is not very clean and residents are quite poor.

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The Seven Elephant mandir at Kunjera village

Vrinda Devi at Vrinda Kund, Gupt Kund at Vraj Mandal

Vrinda Devi, Vrinda Kund and Gupt at Vraj Mandal

Vrinda Devi is an expansion of ShreeRadha; and is Tulsi Devi in Golok. Purnamasi is Vrinda Devi’s guru. Shree Vrinda Devi stays at Vrinda Kund and from here she arranges all meetings of Shree RadhaKrishn.

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Vrinda Kund at Vraj Mandal

Next to Vrinda Kund is the Gupt Kund,  where Shree Radha secretly meets Shree Krishn.

नंदगांव से पश्चिम दिशा में ठीक ऐक मील दूरी पर श्री वृन्दा जी बिराजती हैं । श्री वृन्दा कुंड अति पावन और अति सुरम्य स्थल है ।यहां दो कुंड है। श्री गुप्त कुंड और श्री वृन्दा कुंड । श्री गुप्त कुंड योगपीठ स्थली है। योग (मिलन) पीठ (स्थान) यानि राधा कृष्ण मिलन स्थान ।

Gupt Kund at Vrinda Kund

Gupt Kund at Vrinda Kund-Shree RadhaKrishn Yog Peeth

वृज में श्रीराधा कृष्ण की अष्ट कालीन लीलाऐं आज भी होती हैं । कहा जाता है इन अष्ट कालीन लीलाओं का समय निधाॅरित है।सर्व प्रथम गुप्त कुंड पर प्रातः कालीन लीला अप्रत्यक्ष रूप से यहां होती है।इसी कारण इस योग पीठ स्थली का नाम गुप्त कुंड है। अति शुद्ध और दिव्य भक्तों को लीला समझ आती हैं ।

Shree Vrinda Devi darshans at Vrinda Kund

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Shree Vrinda Devi
Vrinda Devi mandir at Vrinda\Gupt Kund 
Few glimpses of our visit and satsang here.Thakurjee ShreeNathji is Present with us today and has enjoyed the serenity and silence of this place. Its a very special day and blessings and kripa are there for all those present today

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Beautiful Vrinda Kund at Vrinda Devi mandir

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Vrinda Kund at Vrinda Devi mandir,Vraj Mandal

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Vrinda Devi mandir-The koyal who waits to steal the prasad from the mandir as soon as it is offered

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Vrinda Kund at Vrinda Devi mandir,Vraj Mandal

There is an ancient Shree RadhaKrishn murti here, carved out of stone, that is said to have been established by Raja Vajranabh, the great grandson of Shree Krishn. This murti has been desecrated by the Muslims, so worship is no longer done to this murti. Every Monday the local villagers come and pour milk over this murti of Shree RadhaKrishn are kept in a small kuti for darshans, adjacent to the mandir under a chokar tree

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The disfigured ancient murtis at Vrinda Kund

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Vrinda Devi mandir-The small Kuti under the Chokar tree where the ancient murtis are kept

The disfigured deities murti under the chokar tree had been worshiped as Shree Vrinda Devi for a very long time before Baba Madhava’s arrival. According to the villagers, some thieves had come fifty years before, stolen the sculpture and stored it near Charan Pahari, along with some other stolen sculptures. But when they brought a small truck to carry them away one night, even six or seven of them together could not lift the sculpture of Vrinda Devi. So they left it there. In the morning one villager saw the murti lying by the side of the hill and carried it back to Vrinda Kund(Story as told to us by the family who owns the place)

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The fog was very deep as we entered Vrinda Kund

The family who owns this divine Vrinda Kund and Vrinda Devi mandir, are very hospitable and cook excellent sattwik meals if told in advance. The father has seven sons and all the family is involved in seva of the Vrinda Devi mandir and Kund. We had breakfast and lunch at the mandir freshly cooked and served outdoors._DSC4080-2

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Vrinda kund-Divine anubhuties @ Vrinda Kund

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@ Vrinda Kund has been in the memory of all the participants lucky enough to be there that day

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Prasad at Vrinda Kund

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A Tulsi kyara at Vrinda Kund

Madhav Baba managed to get a Government grant to help him excavate the two sacred kunds; Vrinda Kund and Gupt Kund. Madhav Baba built a small temple and installed a Deity of Vrinda-devi on Jahnava Mata’s Appearance Day in the early 1980s

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Madhav Baba

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Vrinda Kund-Amid the dense fog is a surreal experience

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Vrinda Kund-Presence of ShreeNathji Thakurjee is very strong with us-Satsang in the misty weather

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Divine Vrinda Devi mandir at Vrinda Kund

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Paradise in the mist @ Vrinda Devi mandir

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Vrinda\Gupt Kund-A Koel which is native to all of Vraj. I see it every time I am here

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Vrinda Kund-Owl like birds has a full family living on the ancient Chokar tree

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View of Nandgaon mandir from Vrinda Kund

Darshans at Nandgaon mandir

 
Two video explaining details of the mahima of Shri Vrinda Devi, as told by the mahant of the mandir
Glimpses of darshans on various days. Photos sent to me by the mahant who does seva regularly

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Jai ShreeNathji Thakurjee

Jai Shree RadhaKrishn

Radha Rani birth mandir-Rawal-Vraj Mandal

Shree Radha Rani birth (pragatya)place at Rawal. It is in Mahavan at Mathura.

Rawal is 9km (6 miles) south of Mathura, on the other side of the Yamuna River. It is about halfway between Mathura and Gokul.

Rawal is the only place in our world, where Shrimati Radha Rani is worshiped in Her Lalan (child) swarup.

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Shree Radha Rani in Lalan Form at Rawal

This is the sthal where Her father, Raja Vrishbhanu found Her lying in an open lotus.

“O Srinivasa see Raval, the village where Vrishabhanu used to live happily. Shree Radha appeared here, and by Her auspicious appearance the whole world was filled with joy.”

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Shree Radha Rani in Lalan Form at Rawal

 Darshans of Shree Radha in Her Lalan Form. On four different days.

Once Raja Vrishabhanu went to the Yamuna river to take bath. He saw a golden lotus flower that shone brilliantly  in the middle of the river. In centre of the Kamal was baby Srimati Radharani. Shree Brahmdev appeared before Raja Vrishabhanu and told him that in his previous life he and his wife, Kirtida, had performed great Tap to get Her as their daughter.

RajaVrishabhanu took the divine baby home, but found her to be blind. Narad Muni appeared before the Raja and told him that despite the child’s blindness he should go ahead and perform all the auspicious birth ceremonies.

When baby Krishn crawled before Shree Radha, She could smell the wonderful aroma of His body, and at that moment She opened Her eyes. The first person She saw was ShreeKrishn.

It is said Radha eyes weren’t open till the age of 11 months 15 days. After 11 months 15 days Shree Krishn was born. Nand Baba invited everybody to celebrate Shree Krishn’s birth. Raja Vrishbhan and mother Kirti were also invited. Shree Krishn lay in the  palna. At that moment ShreeRadha saw ShreeKrishn and  opened her eyes.

Shree Radhe is also called “Vrishabhanu-nandini”by bhakts

The small mandir here is called Larly-Lal. The murti of ShreeRadha and Shree Krishn are said to be installed by Raja Vajranabh, Shree Krishn’s great grandsonIMG_5017

Shree RadhaKrishn @Rawal

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Shree RadhaKrishn @ Rawal

The one you are watching behind the main deity is Garbhgriha i.e., Janamsthan – The location where Radha appeared. During those years Jamuna river used to flow at this location and on the banks of Jamuna Vrishbhan had a palace.

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There is a Karil (Ker fruit tree) tree within the mandir area ( near Garbhgriha ) where deity of Radha ji was found by the forefathers ( Parmanand Vyas came from Jodhpur, Rajasthan ) of the current mukhiyaji. The current Karil tree does not have any roots and is still green.

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Karil tree at Rawal, Shree Radha mandir

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The parisar is very well maintained by the current mukhiyaji. This place is better maintained than many of the other areas in Vraj Mandal

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Just outside the mandir is this old tree. I am very impressed with the roots which maybe, spread all through the area

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Shree Radharani mandir @Rawal

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The sevaks and owner of this mandir who maintain the premises very well

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Shree Radha mandir

The annual mela happening at the mandir

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Raskaan after doing yatra of Vraj visited Rawal and had darshan of Shree Radha


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Timing chart for darshans

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Shree Radha mandir at Rawal where She is worshipped in a child Form

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DSC04215Rawal is 9km (6 miles) south of Mathura, on the other side of the Yamuna River. It is about halfway between Mathura and Gokul

Jai Shree Radhe Krishn!

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Jai Shree RadhaKrishn