ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji 21st Baithakji at BhandirVan

ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji 21st Baithakji at BhandirVan, Maant, Mathura, Vraj Mandal

Shri Bhandirvan Baithakji Number 21

Baithakji Charitr: (बैठकजी चरित्र)

अदेयदान दक्ष श्री महा प्रभुजी ने यहाँ श्रीमद् भागवदपारायण किया था।

यहीं पर श्री माध्व सम्प्रदाय के स्वामी व्यासतीर्थ जी को त्याग की महत्ता बतलाते हुए लक्षावधि सम्पत्ति का त्याग किया था

जय श्रीनाथजी प्रभु 🙏🙏

Here are some pictures displayed from my visit to the 21st  Baithak of Mahaprabhuji, which is located at BhandirVan, Maant, Mathura, Vraj Mandal

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MahaPrabhuji 21st Baithakji at BhandirVan, Maant, Mathura, Vraj Mandal

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MahaPrabhuji 21st Baithakji at BhandirVan, Maant, Mathura, Vraj Mandal

Baithakji Charitr: (बैठकजी चरित्र)

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Vyastirth, a religious head of Madhva Sampradaya was living here with 10,000 disciples. When Shri Mahaprabhuji was in this area for Bhagavat discourses, Vyastirth approached and requested Shri Mahaprabhuji  to take over his position with all the disciples. He also offered him 10,000 Rupees.

Shri Mahaprabhuji told him that he would reply him next morning.

That night, the servants of Yamdut came and beat Vyastirtha. He asked for the reason and was told, You have the pride to think that you can give something to Shri Mahaprabhuji. Your words to Him was unbefitting. Go and grasp His feet, seek His protection.

The following morning, Vyastirth apologized to Shri Mahaprabhuji for his prideful words and prayed to make him His disciple. Shri Mahaprabhuji initiated him into the Path of Grace (Pushti Marg).

(This detail of the original varta about this Baithakji is taken from website:

http://www.vallabhkankroli.org/)

 Jai ShreeNathji prabhu

Pushtimarg Baithaks: Baithaks in Pushtimarg religion are holy places where Shri Vallabhacharya, the founder of Pushtimarg, 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); seva is done of Gaddi (Seating).

Vraj Mandal Jhanki-Fulfil longing for drishy of Divine bhumi-1

Vraj Bhumi – First Jhanki

(part of 21 post series)

Entry to Divine Vraj Bhumi is prohibited due to Covid-19 pandemic.

I long to be there!

And I realise that similarly there must be 1000’s of bhakts who long to place foot in Vraj.

Divine Vraj Mandal is sakshat Golok 🙏

Just so all can have darshans of the Bhumi, I’ll try and post few from my collection of several yatras over the years. A kripa from the divine shaktis of Vraj bhumi🙏

Hope all bhakts enjoy them; a kripa from Shree Radha Herself, who is the original Divine Shakti 🙏

वह भव्य, दिव्य व्रज भूमि, जो साक्षात गोलोक है,

जब नेत्र और आत्म में शुद्धता होने से आलोकिकता महसूस होने लगे,

तो समझिए श्रीनाथजी, श्री राधा कृष्ण की कृपा बरस रही है 🙏

Jai Shree RadheKrishn 🙏

Jai ShreeNathji Prabhu 🙏

Jai Vraj Bhumi

Complete Vraj Album (made for Covid times) can be viewed here on Facebook too

https://www.facebook.com/pg/abhashahrashyama/photos/?tab=album&album_id=3511763468838954

Dhanyawad 🙏

Shree RadhaRani darshans as a baby at Rawal, Her birth place

Giriraj Govardhan at Vraj Mandal

Giriraj Govardhan at Vraj Mandal

A Golden Vraj Mandal, Jai Shree RadhaKrishn

A Golden Vraj Mandal

BanshiVat at Vrindavan

BanshiVat at Vrindavan, Shree RadhaKrishn MahaRaas Sthali

BhandirVan at Vraj Mandal

BhandirVan at Vraj Mandal, Shree RadhaKrishn Marriage place

Shree RadhaKrishn divine bhumi, Vraj Mandal

Beautiful Gaumata@Shree RadhaKrishn divine bhumi, Vraj Mandal

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Tulsi kyara at Vrinda Kund

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Madan Mohanji at Vrindavan

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Kaliya Deh at Vrindavan

Kaliya Deh at Vrindavan

GaharVan at Barsana

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Jai Shree RadheKrishn 🙏

Jai ShreeNathji Prabhu 🙏

Shri Vallabh Acharya 22nd Baithakji at Maan Sarovar- Vraj

 

Shri Vallabh Acharya 22nd Baithakji at Maan Sarovar, Mathura

 

Here are some pictures displayed from my visit to the 22nd Baithak of Mahaprabhuji, located at Maan Sarovar,opposite Yamunaji, Maant, Mathura, Vraj Mandal.

Baithakji Charitr: (बैठकजी चरित्र)

Shri Mahaprabhu Vallabhachayra stayed for three days at Maan Sarovar discussing the Shrimad Bhagavat.

Once, Damala awoke in the middle of the night and noticed that his guru was missing.

A few hours later, Shree Krishn appeared before Damala who exclaimed, “Today I am certainly blessed to have your supreme vision. “

Shree Krishn than told Damala, “Today, Shrew Radha has become very displeased with me.”

Later, Shree Radha came to meet Thakurjee and Their reuinon was re established.

Damala and Shri Mahaprabhuji had the sight of this divine pastime. All of this transpired while the other Vaishnavas were deep in sleep.

 

Shri Maha Prabhuji 22 Baithakji at Maan Sarovar

Shri Maha Prabhuji 22 Baithakji at Maan Sarovar

Shri Maha Prabhuji 22 Baithakji at Maan Sarovar

Shri Maha Prabhuji 22 Baithakji at Maan Sarovar

Shri Maha Prabhuji 22 Baithakji at Maan Sarovar

Jai ShreeNathji Prabhu 🙏

Jai Shree RadheKrishn 🙏

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).

ShreeNathji-Kesar Snan

Kesar Snan at ShreeNathji mandir-ज्येष्ठाभिषेक (स्नान-यात्रा)

ज्येष्ठ शुक्ल पूर्णिमा

Monday, 17 June 2019

आज ज्येष्ठाभिषेक है जिसे केसर स्नान अथवा स्नान-यात्रा भी कहा जाता है.

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Kesar Snan@ShreeNathji

श्री नंदरायजी ने श्री ठाकुरजी का राज्याभिषेक कर उनको व्रज राजकुंवर से व्रजराज के पद पर आसीन किया, यह उसका उत्सव है.

आज के दिन ही ज्येष्ठाभिषेक स्नान का भाव एवं सवालक्ष आम अरोगाये जाने का भाव ये हे की यह स्नान ज्येष्ठ मास में चन्द्र राशि के ज्येष्ठा नक्षत्र में होता है और सामान्यतया ज्येष्ठ शुक्ल पूर्णिमा को होता है.

इसी भाव से स्नान-अभिषेक के समय वेदमन्त्रों-पुरुषसूक्त का वाचन किया जाता है. वेदोक्त उत्सव होने के कारण सर्वप्रथम शंख से स्नान कराया जाता है.

ऐसा भी कहा जाता है कि व्रज में ज्येष्ठ मास में पूरे माह श्री यमुनाजी के पद, गुणगान, जल-विहार के मनोरथ आदि हुए. इसके उद्यापन स्वरुप आज प्रभु को सवालक्ष आम अरोगा कर पूर्णता की.

श्रीजी प्रभु वर्ष में विविध दिनों में चारों धाम के चारों स्वरूपों का आनंद प्रदान करते हैं.

आज ज्येष्ठाभिषेक स्नान में प्रभु श्रीजी दक्षिण के धाम रामेश्वरम (शिव स्वरूप) के भावरूप में वैष्णवों को दर्शन देते हैं जिसमें प्रभु के जूड़े (जटा) का दर्शन होता है

इसी प्रकार आगामी रथयात्रा के दिन भगवान जगन्नाथ के रूप में प्रभु भक्तों पर आनंद वर्षा करेंगे.

आज कैसे सेवा की जाती है :

पर्व रुपी उत्सव होने के कारण श्रीजी मंदिर के सभी मुख्य द्वारों की देहरी (देहलीज) को पूजन कर हल्दी से लीपी जाती हैं एवं आशापाल की सूत की डोरी की वंदनमाल बाँधी जाती हैं.

झारीजी में सभी समय यमुनाजल भरा जाता है. चारों समय (मंगला, राजभोग, संध्या व शयन) की आरती थाली में की जाती है.

गेंद, दिवाला, चौगान आदि सभी चांदी के आते हैं.

आज मंगला दर्शन में श्रीजी को प्रतिदिन की भांति श्वेत आड़बंद धराया जाता है.

मंगला आरती के उपरांत खुले दर्शनों में ही टेरा ले लिया जाता है और अनोसर के सभी आभरण व प्रभु का आड़बंद बड़ा (हटा) कर केशर की किनारी से सुसज्जित श्वेत धोती, गाती का पटका एवं स्वर्ण के सात आभरण धराये जाते हैं.

इस उपरांत टेरा हटा लिया जाता है और प्रभु का ज्येष्ठाभिषेक प्रारंभ हो जाता है.

सर्वप्रथम ठाकुरजी को कुंकुम से तिलक व अक्षत किया जाता है. तुलसी समर्पित की जाती है.

तिलकायत जी अथवा उपस्थित गौस्वामी बालक स्नान का संकल्प लेते हैं और रजत चौकी पर चढ़कर मंत्रोच्चार, शंखनाद, झालर, घंटा आदि की मधुर ध्वनि के मध्य पिछली रात्रि के अधिवासित केशर-बरास युक्त जल से प्रभु का अभिषेक करते हैं.

सर्वप्रथम शंख से ठाकुरजी को स्नान कराया जाता है और इस दौरान पुरुषसूक्त गाये जाते हैं. पुरुषसूक्त पाठ पूर्ण होने पर स्वर्ण कलश में जल भरकर 108 बार प्रभु को स्नान कराया जाता है. इस अवधि में ज्येष्ठाभिषेक स्नान के कीर्तन गाये जाते हैं.

स्नान का कीर्तन – (राग-बिलावल)

मंगल ज्येष्ठ जेष्ठा पून्यो करत स्नान गोवर्धनधारी l

दधि और दूब मधु ले सखीरी केसरघट जल डारत प्यारी ll 1 ll

चोवा चन्दन मृगमद सौरभ सरस सुगंध कपूरन न्यारी l

अरगजा अंग अंग प्रतिलेपन कालिंदी मध्य केलि विहारी ll 2 ll

सखियन यूथयूथ मिलि छिरकत गावत तान तरंगन भारी l

केशो किशोर सकल सुखदाता श्रीवल्लभनंदनकी बलिहारी ll 3 ll

स्नान में लगभग आधा घंटे का समय लगता है और लगभग डेढ़ से दो घंटे तक दर्शन खुले रहते हैं.

दर्शन पश्चात श्रीजी मंदिर के पातलघर की पोली पर कोठरी वाले के द्वारा वैष्णवों को स्नान का जल वितरित किया जाता है.

मंगला दर्शन उपरांत श्रीजी को श्वेत मलमल का केशर के छापा वाला पिछोड़ा और श्रीमस्तक पर सफ़ेद कुल्हे के ऊपर तीन मोरपंख की चन्द्रिका की जोड़ धराये जाते हैं.

मंगला दर्शन के पश्चात मणिकोठा और डोल तिबारी को जल से खासा कर वहां आम के भोग रखे जाते हैं. इस कारण आज श्रृंगार व ग्वाल के दर्शन बाहर नहीं खोले जाते.

गोपीवल्लभ (ग्वाल) भोग में आज श्रीजी को विशेष रूप से मेवाबाटी व दूधघर में सिद्ध की गयी केसर युक्त बासोंदी की हांडी अरोगायी जाती है.

राजभोग में अनसखड़ी में दाख (किशमिश) का रायता अरोगाया जाता है.

सखड़ी में घोला हुआ सतुवा, श्रीखण्ड भात, दहीभात, मीठी सेव, केशरयुक्त पेठा व खरबूजा की कढ़ी अरोगाये जाते हैं.

गोपीवल्लभ (ग्वाल) में ही उत्सव भोग भी रखे जाते हैं जिसमें खरबूजा के बीज और चिरोंजी के लड्डू, दूधघर में सिद्ध मावे के पेड़ा-बरफी, दूधपूड़ी, बासोंदी, जीरा मिश्रित दही, केसरी-सफेद मावे की गुंजिया, घी में तला हुआ चालनी का सूखा मेवा, विविध प्रकार के संदाना (आचार) के बटेरा, विविध प्रकार के फलफूल, शीतल के दो हांडा, चार थाल अंकुरी (अंकुरित मूंग) आदि अरोगाये जाते हैं.

इसके अतिरिक्त आज ठाकुरजी को अंकूरी (अंकुरित मूंग) एवं फल में आम, जामुन का भोग अरोगाने का विशेष महत्व है.

मैंने पूर्व में भी बताया था कि अक्षय तृतीया से रथयात्रा तक प्रतिदिन संध्या-आरती में प्रभु को बारी-बारी से जल में भीगी (अजवायन युक्त) चने की दाल, भीगी मूँग दाल व तीसरे दिन अंकुरित मूँग (अंकूरी) अरोगाये जाते हैं.

इस श्रृंखला में आज विशेष रूप से ठाकुरजी को छुकमां मूँग (घी में पके हुए व नमक आदि मसाले से युक्त) अरोगाये जाते हैं.

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राजभोग दर्शन का विस्तार

कीर्तन – (राग : सारंग)

जमुनाजल गिरिधर करत विहार ।

आसपास युवति मिल छिरकत कमलमुख चार ॥ 1 ll

काहुके कंचुकी बंद टूटे काहुके टूटे ऊर हार ।

काहुके वसन पलट मन मोहन काहु अंग न संभार ll 2 ll

काहुकी खुभी काहुकी नकवेसर काहुके बिथुरे वार ।

‘सूरदास’ प्रभु कहां लो वरनौ लीला अगम अपार ll 3 ll

साज – आज श्रीजी में श्वेत मलमल की पिछवाई धरायी जाती है जिसमें केशर के छापा व केशर की किनार की गयी है. गादी, तकिया एवं चरणचौकी पर सफेद बिछावट की जाती है.

वस्त्र – आज प्रभु को श्वेत मलमल का केशर के छापा वाला पिछोड़ा धराया जाता है.

श्रृंगार – प्रभु को आज वनमाला का (चरणारविन्द तक) उष्णकालीन हल्का श्रृंगार धराया जाता है.

हीरा एवं मोती के सर्व आभरण धराये जाते हैं.

श्रीमस्तक पर श्वेत रंग की कुल्हे के ऊपर सिरपैंच, तीन मोरपंख की चंद्रिका की जोड़ तथा बायीं ओर शीशफूल धराये जाते हैं. श्रीकर्ण में मकराकृति कुंडल धराये जाते हैं.

श्रीकंठ में बघ्घी धरायी जाती है व हांस, त्रवल नहीं धराये जाते. कली आदि सभी माला धरायी जाती हैं. तुलसी एवं श्वेत पुष्पों की दो सुन्दर मालाजी धरायी जाती हैं.

श्रीहस्त में चार कमल की कमलछड़ी, मोती के वेणुजी तथा दो वेत्रजी धराये जाते हैं.

पट ऊष्णकाल का व गोटी मोती की आती है.

आरसी श्रृंगार में हरे मख़मल की एवं राजभोग में सोने की डांडी की आती है.

जय श्रीनाथजी प्रभु

ठाकुरजी श्री राधा कृष्ण की जय हो

🙏

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Kesar snan at ShreeNathji mandir

Shreenathjibhakti-Kesar snan at ShreeNathji mandir

श्रीनाथजी प्रभु व्रज में पूर्ण रूप से पधारेंगे ShreeNathji-Return to Vraj

                                                                                          जय श्रीनाथजी प्रभु, आप जल्द व्रज में पूर्ण रूप से एक बार फिर वास करेंगे; बहुत कृपा आपकी🙏

 “Jai ho ShreeNathji”
When You return to Vraj very soon, this is what Girirajji will feel like.

Your Dhajaji will fly on Shri Govardhan, though unseen to the world. Visible only to Your chosen bhakts.


Your Presence will again bring to life the dormant urjas and vibrations of several hundred years ago.

 ।। श्री गोवर्धननाथ स्योद्धववार्ता ।।
अर्थात्
।। श्रीनाथजी की प्राकट्य वार्ता ।।

यह ३ वाक़या जो इस पोस्ट में लिखे हैं, श्रीनाथजी की प्राचीन पुस्तक से लिए हैं.

तीन जगह उल्ल्लेख है की श्रीनाथजी व्रज जल्द ही पधारने वाले हैं.
हो सकता है की श्रीजी ने इसके लिए पूर्ण तय्यारी भी कर ली होगी, अपने किसी भक्त और सेवक के साथ.

जय हो श्रीजी, जय श्री गोवर्धननाथजी
आपकी

आभा शाहरा श्यामॉ

कुछ भूल हुई तो क्षमा करिए
श्रीनाथजी के बहुत से नटखट दिव्य खेल और लीला
“आज के वक़्त में”,
इस लिंक पर पढ़ सकते हैं:

http://www.shreenathjibhakti.org

 

We all wait to welcome YOU SHREEJI, back to YOUR ORIGINAL DHAM AND YOUR REAL HOME:
“SHRI GIRIRAJ GOVARDHAN”.
YOU TOO MUST HAVE MISSED BEING HERE WITH YOUR BELOVED CHOSEN BHAKTS AND SHAKTIS.

ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji Baithakji at Radha Kund

ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji 9th Baithakji at Radha Kund, Shri Govardhan:

At Radha kund there are Baithaks: Shri Vallab Acharya, His son Shri Vitthalnathji Gusainji, His son, Shri Gokulnathji. Very rare to find all the there baithaks at one place.

Pushtimarg Baithaks:

Baithaks in Pushtimarg religion are holy places where Shri Vallabhacharya, the founder of Pushtimarg, 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.

Here are some pictures displayed from my visit to the 9th  Baithak of Mahaprabhuji, which is located at Radha Kund at Shri Govardhan, Mathura.

 

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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.

(Details of his life and teachings can be read on my website:

http://www.shreenathjibhakti.org

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

There are two kunds (lakes) here. Radha Kund and Krushna Kund.

Radha dug out her kund (lake) with her fingernails (Radha Kund). Krishna  dug his kund (lake) with his flute. They are both internally connected. There are additional eight kunds of eight sakhis (friends of Radha) situated around here.

Shri Mahaprabhuji had seen Shri Radha and Krishna walking hand in hand into the Goverdhan mountain. Shri Mahaprabhuji approached the divine couple. He was ordered to accompany them.

Three days later he returned to this place and found his disciples in unconscious state. He sprinkled holy water all over his disciples and they all gained consciousness.

(This charitra varta about this Baithakji is taken from website: http://www.vallabhkankroli.org/)

Shri Radha Krishna Kund Baithakji

Baithak Address:Radhakrishna Kund, Post Radhakund – 281504, Dist. Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Village -Radhakrishna Kund

Contact Person & Phone:Shri Dayalji Mukhiyaji M: 098974 075 56

 

ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji Baithakji at GaharVan

ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji 17th Baithakji at GaharVan, Barsana, Vraj Mandal:

Baithaks in Pushtimarg religion are holy places where Shri Vallabhacharya, the founder of Pushtimarg, 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); seva is done of Gaddi (Seating).

Here are some pictures displayed from my visit to the 17th Baithak of Mahaprabhuji, located Gahavar Van at Barsana, Vraj Mandal

ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji 17th Baithakji at GaharVan, Barsana, Vraj Mandal:

ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji 17th Baithakji at GaharVan, Barsana, Vraj Mandal

 

ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji 17th Baithakji at GaharVan, Barsana, Vraj Mandal:

ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji 17th Baithakji at GaharVan, Barsana, Vraj Mandal:

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ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji 17th Baithakji at GaharVan, Barsana, Vraj Mandal:

ShreeNathji-MahaPrabhuji 17th Baithakji at GaharVan, Barsana, Vraj Mandal:

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17th BAITHAK at GAHAVAR VAN

Gahavarvan is an area with deep forests.

The famous story of Cobra and Ants is associated with this place.

Once Shri Mahaprabhuji was taking a walk with his disciples and saw a cobra with thousands of ants biting it. Shri Mahaprabhuji gave the following explanation:

Cobra-snake was a Guru in Vrindavan in its past life, who made disciples for money, did not worship the Lord and lived a selfish life. These ants were all its disciples. They are taking revenge in this life for ruining their previous lives by making them followers and not guiding them properly.

Shri Mahaprabhuji threw some sacred water over the snake and ants. They all became liberated and went to heaven in a celestial chariots.

Baithak Address:

Next to Shri Radhaji Temple, Below Morkuti, Post Barsana- 281405, Taluka Chhata, Dist.

Mathura, Uttar Pradesh. Village – Gahavarvan

Contact Person & Phone:Chaturbhujdas Mukhiyaji M: 099174 928 55, M: 097581 919 83

Nearby Railway Station:Mathura (From Mathura to Barsana 40 Km.)

(This Charitra,  Varta about this Baithakji is taken from website:

http://www.vallabhkankroli.org/)

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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:

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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

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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

 

 

 

 

ShreeNathji-Vallabhacharya 20 Baithakji at Kokila Van

Baithaks in Pushtimarg religion are holy places where Shri Vallabhacharya, the founder of Pushtimarg, and 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.

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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.

Here are some pictures  from my visit to the 20th  Baithak of Mahaprabhuji, located at Vraj Mandal

Baithakji

Baithakji

ShreeNathji sewa

ShreeNathji sewa

View of the Baithakji

View of the Baithakji

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Krishn Kund at the Baithakji

Krishn Kund at the Baithakji

The Mukhiyaji who does sewa here

The Mukhiyaji who does sewa here

View from the Baithakji across the Krishn Kund

View from the Baithakji across the Krishn Kund. Cows grazing!

In spite of irresponsible destruction of the land in various ways, they have not been able to destroy the divine vibrations

In spite of irresponsible destruction of the land in various ways, they have not been able to destroy the divine vibrations

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Shri Vallabhacharya was born in the VS 1535 or AD 1478.

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 his life and teachings, can be read on my website: http://www.shreenathjibhakti.orghttp://www.shreenathjibhakti.org/brief_sketch_vallabhacharya.htm

20TH BAITHAKJI AT KOKILA VAN AT Vraj Mandal

(This detail about the Baithak is  taken from the website  http://blog.nathdwaratemple.org/ )

Here by the Krishn Kund, under a tree, Mahaprabhu Vallabhachayra resided for one month discussing the Shrimad Bhagavatam. Their Chaturnaga a disciple of the Nimvark Sampradays approached Mahaprabhuji and said, “we have heard that you support the path of Devotion as taught by Vshnu Svami and have debated and defeated all the Mayavadians in the south. Please shower you infinite grace on the thousand hermits living here by feeding them all rice pudding.

Mahaprabhuji then told Krishnadas to bring five kilos of milk and make the pudding for the hermits. When the pudding was prepared, Mahaprabhuji glanced over it and it became an inexhastable five kilos of pudding. The thousand hermits were feed the pudding in bowls made of leaves and even after everyone had finished, the same five kilos of pudding remained. Mahaprabhuji then told Krishnadas to distribute the rest of the pudding to all the peacocks and monkeys in the areas, but even after that the original five kilos of rice pudding remained. Only when Vasudevadas took the remains of the pudding to his home did the five kilos of pudding finally diminish.

Chaturnaga seeing this amazing pastime prayed, “you are no other than the Lord Himself. I was ignorant of your true form, but now I pray t be made you disciple.”

Shri Mahaprabhu replied, “you already have a guru, but by the grace of my grandson, Shri Gokulnathji who will appear in the future, you will enter into the path of Grace.”

Chatrunaga questioned, “what will be my condition intil then.”

“You will live for 150 years and then my grandson Shri Gokulnathji will shower his grace on you during your 110 th year.”

For many years, Chaturnaga wander about in to holy preceints of Vrindavan always absorbed in the Lord’s divine remembrance. Once, while rambling about, his hair got tangled on a branch and for three days he could not free himself. Then Shri Krishna came and untangle his hair. During that time, King Jahangir order that all Tulsi necklaces worn by the Vaishnavas not to be worn. Chaturnaga fell a victum to the order and fhad his necklace removed. Shortly later, Chaturnaga passed Shri Gokulnathji in Mathura. Shri Gokulnathji called, “Chaturnaga, although we are married people, we did not take off our tulsi necklaces. How is it that you a hermit had yours removed?”

Chaturnaga prostrated before Shri Gokulnathji and holding on to his feet said with welling eyes, “After so long a wait have net you. Kindly accept me as your disciple and give me Tulsi necklace.”

Gokulnathji knowing the promise of Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya made Chaturnaga his disciple. From that time, Chaturnaga always went about sing the glories of his guru. At the age of 150 he dropped his body at Govinda lake by the Govaradhan hill and enter into Krishna’s lila.

(A painted depiction of his place as it might have looked in olden times)

Baithak Address:0

Kokila van, AT Post Jab – 281403, Taluka Chhata, Bathain Kalan, Dist. Mathura, UttarPradesh. Village – Kokilavan

Contact Person & Phone:Shri Umeshchandra Mukhiyaji M: 093581 752 74

Nearby Railway Station:Mathura (From Nandgaon 5 Km.)