Vraj Mandal Jhanki-Fulfil longing For Drishy of Divine Bhumi-5

Vraj Mandal Jhanki-Fulfil longing For Drishy of Divine Bhumi-5

 

 

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Vraj Mandal Jhanki-Fulfil longing For Drishy of Divine Bhumi-2

Vraj Mandal Jhanki-Fulfil longing For Drishy of Divine Bhumi-2

(A 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 🙏

जहाँ श्री राधा कृष्ण लीला में डूब जाने को मन, शरीर, आत्मा और दिल करे, वो व्रज धाम, श्रीनाथजी ठाकुरजी की प्रिय लीला भूमि;
The photo says it all! The divine land yatra is never complete without at least one photo with beloved gaumata — at Mahalakshmi Mandir, Belvan, Vrindavan.

The photo says it all! The divine land yatra is never complete without at least one photo with beloved gaumata — at Mahalakshmi Mandir, Belvan, Vrindavan.

A peacock witnessing five Neel Gai running through Govardhan — at Goverdhan Giriraji Tehaleti Jatipura Prikrama.

A peacock witnessing five Neel Gai running through Govardhan — at Goverdhan Giriraji Tehaleti Jatipura Prikrama.

Ter Kadamb, Nandgaon Ter Kadamba is located just 1.5 km from Nandgaon

Ter Kadamb is located just 1.5 km from Nandgaon and is quite secluded. So that retains the traditional vibe of Vraj Bhumi. It is the place where Shree Krishn plays bansuri to call His 900000 cows

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जहाँ श्री राधा कृष्ण लीला में डूब जाने को मन, शरीर, आत्मा और दिल करे, वो व्रज धाम, श्रीनाथजी ठाकुरजी की प्रिय लीला भूमि

Vraj Mandal-Gwal Pokhar or Gopal Kund

Gwal Pokhar or Gopal Kund, about 500 metres on the right side of Govardhan parikrama. It is a small Kund located near Shyam Kuti, Govardhan.Shree Krishn, during His Gocharan time would rest here in the afternoon.

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Bel Van, Peelu Tree

Radha-Shyam Kund

Tatiya sthan Vraj Mandal

Gokul

Pavitr Kadamb at Vrindavan

Pavitr Kadamb at Vrindavan

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 🙏

Sunrise on Giriraj Parvat

Shri Giriraj Govardhan Parvat-Vraj Mandal Jai ShreeNathji-Jai Shree RadhaKrishn

१५-०१-२०१९ का ये छोटा सा विडीओ आप के लिए 🙏

यूँ लगता है सूर्य देव बादल के माध्यम से गिरिराज जी को नमन कर रहे हैं

सुबह का यह दृश्य आलोकिक है, कुछ पल के लिए गिरिराज जी सूर्य की इस अद्भुत लालिमा में डूब जाते हैं।

चाहती तो हूँ की समय यहीं पर कुछ समय रूक जाए और यह दिव्य नज़ारा हम निहारते रहें।

किंतु प्रकृति तो किसी के लिए इंतज़ार नहीं करती, और देखते ही देखते २-५ मिनट में यह लालिमा पूर्ण हो जाती है।

Video clip shot early morning on iPhone xs

#iPhonephotography #vrajmandal #girirajgovardhan #redsunrise

Jai Ho 🙏

Vraj Mandal-Hot tea in Bel Van

Vraj Mandal special.

Hot ginger chai! At one of the sacred Van (woods) #belvan in Vraj Mandal.
With the peacocks, parrots, cows, the squirrels and the snake!!

This particular video is from a very sacred spot in Vraj. Entire 84 kos of this land is divine and home to several sacred divine leela of Shree RadhaKrishn or ShreeNathji
Tea is made outdoors in the choolah. The sadhu babaji who lives here is very friendly.

He always offers me tea and we spend at least a couple of hours watching the peacocks, parrots, squirrels running around.

Preparing to light the outdoor chullah he continues talking all the time.

As he has no ginger I offer him some from my little bag. I have learnt from my innumerable visits to Vraj; to always carry some ginger with me, as many of the chai places(outdoor tea making spots) do not use it when it gets a bit expensive. And I love to have some ginger in my tea!! This tea has no added water and milk used is fresh from his Gaushala.

This is a step by step video of this exciting tea making ritual.

As he brews my #tea sadhu babaji continues to give me a lecture on the adulterated milk that we must be using in Mumbai.

Watch how babaji makes tea and also describes how three snakes came in his hut the other day to eat the rats. (In fact we actually see a snake crawl in the bush as we sat sipping on our tea).

Maybe you will notice the helper who picks up the ready tea from fire, removes his slippers before nearing the chullah. As cooking is considered a sacred ritual.

Listening to the peacocks meow in the background as tea is brewed makes for a very mesmerising experience as also keeping a watch on my tea, and filming this process.

In between I manage to photograph the two parrots who come in search of water at the tap. And the few squirrels who drink from the nullah. The new born calves hide in fear and are shy.

I’ve taken several pictures in my camera which will upload some day.

(This particular way of making tea outdoors is very ancient and not many places do it any more. Also I would not accept openly made tea if this place wasn’t a sacred spot and also clean enough).

#teaoutdoors #belvan #vrajmandal ​


How I love this divine place!!

 


Jai Shree RadhaKrishn!

Jai ShreeNathji

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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Making of an authentic Tulsi Kanthi-Vrindavan

The making of Tulsi Kanthi: At BanshiVat, Vrindavan.

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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.

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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!

Brahmand Ghat-Vraj Mandal Pictures

Brahmand Ghat: Purani Gokul – Mahavan, Mathura – Vraj Mandal

Just a few meters ahead of Raman Reti and Nand Bhavan along the banks of the river Yamuna is another sacred spot – the Brahmand Ghat.

This is the spot where an Shree Krishn had shown the entire universe or Brahmand in his mouth to His mother Yashoda. That is how the place came to be known as the Brahmand Ghat.

A small temple built as a remembrance to this divya leela near the Brahmand Ghat. Shri Yamunaji flows below.

Some photos from my visit there:

The main mandir

The main mandir

Wishes and desires tied here

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Jai Shreeji!!

 

A Divine Guru-The Sadguru

A Divine Guru – The Sadguru:

#sadguru #divineguru #importanceofguru #gurupurnima

A Divine Guru represents the UnManifest Form of God

This Divine Jeev Atma is an Ansh of God(Thakurjee), come to complete certain divine works and leela of Thakurjee Himself. God (Thakurjee) works through this divine Atma for His outer work and leelas to be completed.

The presence of Divine Guru is a very rare happening on Earth.

 

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Why is the Divine Guru important

 1 – The immensity of karmic impurities we carry within ourselves, through cycles of birth and rebirth; if not impossible; is extremely difficult and slow to be cleared away by ourselves in the regular methods we follow.

To move deep within – many past sanskars have to be cleared out, as without total purification one cannot move inwards or towards God.

The purity of our life, inner thoughts and actions today, has deteriorated to an alarming extent. It becomes so easy to not remember the truth about our birth.

The required motivation and courage to stay stable on this journey towards one’s reality (in spite of all odds), comes from God and Divine guru, the Sadguru.

The extremely fast and out ward  lifestyles today, that  majority of us live in makes it extremely easy to fall back into the mayic jungle (worldly life). We also today have access to a lot of knowledge from innumerable sources; possibly all not authentic. The entire world knowledge is there for us with as many news and views, which though may sound good, could cause serious confusion about what to do, whom to follow.

Our thoughts are affected by the media to a very large extent. Because of the alarmingly different thoughts bombarding us today, how can we decide what is true and important for us at the particular stage and situation in our life. The sifting of knowledge is extremely difficult, with many trying to catch attention in not all the right ways.

All this could become a khichdi (mix) of the wrong kind. All our innumerable methods of praying, meditations, scripture reading, chanting, satsangs, seva, yogic kriya; are ways not directly related with God. Without the right understanding, though we may spend hours praying; required purifications do not take place as we all know; without the right purity of – bhao, heart, mind, body, soul – it is impossible to be anywhere near the Divine powers. A Divine guru could guide you on an individual level making your progress the fastest, as he will never have  more than a handful of close followers.

2 – At times it can become very difficult and dangerous for a devotee to be confronted by non- believers,

(I speak with direct experience), who may want to argue and demand logical explanations for spiritual truths. During the course of my spiritual journey, several times I have received this reaction from many seekers and people close, who have a pre formed opinion of how everything should be. Anything which seems different from how IT all should happen is criticized immediately, without true understanding.

During these confrontations, only the support from a divine guru can help maintain the right balance, or else it’s easy to slip in the comfort of the known way of life which all approve of. To be able to stay firm, one requires help and guidance from right guru or master, who is overflowing; and not hungry nor a beggar.

Till the time one is not established strongly in the DOT, the closeness and regular support of the Divine Guru is important and should not be debated.

3 – Spending time with the Sadguru on a continuous level makes it easier to maintain the high level of purity and positivism in consciousness, required for digestion of the high wisdom and pure auras. The proximity helps keep my mind focused on the goal. Or else in the routine of our lives, it is easy to lose all the ‘high pure energy’ and get caught up in the rat race. The worldly maya  and  control people try to exert at times, can act as a deterrent to the spiritual awakenings.

4 – The value of the divine guru is that he teaches you through example – he lives his truth; in his life you are able to see all the various truths you may have read or heard from various spiritual sources. Our mind is also purified by this satsang (pure association). The required strength, courage, motivation to be able to stay stable in this inward journey is directly the grace of God and Guru. The guru is the total form of unconditional love.

5 – I have experienced; how with the right purification from a divya (divine) guru; the karmas of this life and past lives can be felt, accepted and understood in the right positive manner; in the least of time. Too many words are not required, then, as too much talking can be only empty words.

When the guru whom one follows, preaches certain truths about God and ourselves, and as also how we can reach to that particular spot, I strongly believe, that first he himself should become an example of what he is trying to give his disciples.

He should be the motivation as living the truth in totality. Only then he can have the power to give, THAT, which TRANSFORMS.

The transformative blessings only can come from one who is a living example of the reality which he tells you to follow.

This can happen only through the divine guru. Too many words are not required, then, as too much talking can be only empty words. The required blessing, kripa is transferred in an instant without you even realizing it has happened; only the results are experienced.

I have found, God is very close to us and His kripa, along with the grace from the divine guru finishes all karmic debts within us and thus the soul shines out in crystal clear purity.

HOW DO WE FIND OUR GURU?

We as normal humans have no insight to recognize the right form of guru; As the universal laws go, all we as average humans can do is pray to God for guidance and blessings; when our thirst , our yearning is right the universe will have to pick up our request. This request is broadcasted as our Soul requirement and the right vibration picks us up.

If determination and commitment is placed on God in one Form, then He will undoubtedly take responsibility for you. When the time is right, He would be there to take care of further purifications and soon He will reward with the right guidance in the form of a guru – the Divine spiritual guide; who will find you.

From there on what we require is total faith and surrender, so that the soul can be touched and awakened and moved on in the right direction.

QUALITY OF THE DIVINE GURU

A Divine Guru is the symbol of Truth and does the work of jolting people out of their deep sleep.

The Divine guru is rare in our world, so becomes very difficult to understand and most tough to follow; working from the level of Sadhyata, he works for God Himself or God works through him.

His physical structure (body) becomes a pavitra (pure) mandir (temple) for his God, who stays “LIVE” in there, coming and going as and when He pleases.

He introduces his carefully chosen disciple to Swarup Sewa, not Idol worship. Swarup Sewa is when God (Shree RadhaKrishn, ShreeNathji) Himself is Manifest, independent of any other chanting or rituals.

The Divine guru gives the disciple a direct connection with his God; of course disciplines of purity and lifestyle are a must. In this process the deepest cleansing and karmic purifications take place through one who has already merged with the Divine.

The Divine Energy along with the Guru’s grace; help you to reach your final soul destination; experiencing sampoornta (total ness) within oneself. Our own reality unfolds from within.

These transformative blessings can only come from one who is a living example of the reality which he tells you to follow.

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My Divine Guru – Gurushree Sudhir bhai

My Form of God – ShreeNathji, Shree RadhaKrishn

My Self – the seeker – Abha Shahra Shyama

 

 

 

 

This reality I have experienced in the guidance of my Gurushree, Shri Sudhir bhai; as he helped me in my soul understandings along with the required purifications.

The truth about God; I have understood from him, the importance of bhakti and bhao in our prayers, as also the right purity in Mind, Body and Soul.

His egoless ness and total surrender to his God ShreeNathji, is exemplary.

All my experiences on this spiritual journey, I recount in my documentations as a book on God and Guru and the seeking Self or soul.

After all my experiences from the last nearly 13-14 years, I have realized the truth that God, Guru and Self are one; meaning that my devotion to Guru is also devotion to God as also to the Self within me.

As you read in my book, “Zero2Dot”, (which is a documentation of my spiritual growth), at several points it may appear astonishing, as to what I say.

My claims are true, the Presence of ShreeNathj – Shree RadhaKrishn is very real and alive around us.

“Giving one’s key in the hands of the right guru-the Divine guru, and through him to God, is the only right way to move forward in Bhakti and reach to your DOT”.

The moment fear or ego comes in the picture; much is taken away; basically, when our lack of trust or understanding prevents us from surrendering to God, we lose ourselves in the confusions of various rituals and dogmas.

I learnt from him to live my life on the highest truth:

“No matter what others say or think; if you are following the soul’s demands towards your God, move on, do not stop, only because some people do not have the right understandings”.

I have found, God is very close to us and He along with the divine guru finishes all karmic debts within us and thus the soul shines out in crystal clear purity.

This Divine guru is a storage house for the blessings from God and for his own shaktis.

What flows from him needs the right quality in the receiver to be able to absorb and digest it all – the right bhao-shuddhi-lagan-aastha

 

Jai Shreeji!

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