Vishram Ghat Sandhya arti @ Shri yamunaji:
View from the opposite side on Shri Yamunaji, Mathura, Vraj Mandal
Sandhya Arti @ Vishram ghat, Mathura
For all Vaishnavs, “Do you do seva of Shree Thakurjee and Gaumata”
Then stop using leather
सभी वैष्णव के लिए; “श्री ठाकुरजी और गौमता की सेवा और पूजन करते हैं?”
चमड़ा इस्तेमाल करना बंद कीजिए
The Indian Vedic Cow, known as gaumata is the original Cow about which is spoken in all our scriptures.
Hinduism has no place for cruelty to animals and eating of corpses. Humanity does not propagate farming of animals for human consumption.
Our environment needs to be purified; as well as our human body, to enable any rise in consciousness within ourself or on Earth vibration level.
सभी वैष्णव के लिए; “गौमता की सेवा और पूजन करते हैं?”
श्रीनाथजी हवेली नाथद्वारा के बाहर लिखा रहता है;
“चमड़ा पहन कर भीतर नहीं जायें”
कभी सोचा है क्यों?
ShreeNathji Haveli main entrance at Nathdwara – where it is written; to remove leather belts before entering the premises
चमड़ा किसी मरे हुए जानवर की खाल है। ठाकुरजी के शुद्धि नियम अनुसार इससे अशुद्धि होती है।
हमारा शरीर जब मरे हुए जानवर की खाल पहनता है या उपयोग में लेता है, तो अशुद्धि में होता है।
दूसरी सच्चाई यह है की अधिकतम चमड़ा गौमाता से बनाया हुआ होता है।
हम अगर वैष्णव हिंदू हैं तो ज़रूर गाय की सेवा और पूजा करते हैं।
फिर हम उसी मरी हुई गाय की वस्तु का इस्तेमाल करते हैं।
गौ की सेवा, श्रीनाथजी की सेवा, श्री राधा कृष्ण की सेवा, पूजा करते हैं, और दूसरी तरफ़, उन्ही की गौमता (या अन्य जानवर) को मारकर बनाई हुई वस्तु का इस्तेमाल भी करते हैं?
यह सच्चाई हमारे धर्म और भक्ति से जुडी है.
दूसरी सच्चाई, अगर इंसानियत के अनुसार देखें; की किस तरह से गौमता (या कोई भी जानवर) को तड़पाकर यह चमड़ा निकालते हैं, तो आपकी आत्मा भी काँप जाएगी.
जितनी कोमल गाय का बछड़ा, उतनी क़ीमती उसकी खाल होती है.
Young calves are used for making the most expensive leather products
आप चाहें तो ‘यूटूब (U Tube)’ पर गाय से उसकी खाल निकलना और उससे वस्तु कैसे बनती है; उसका प्रॉसेस देख सकते हैं।
(लिंक देने की ज़रूरत नहीं समझती हूँ, क्योंकि बहुत आसानी से आप ढूँढ सकते हैं)
१४ साल पहले जब सत्य मैंने समझा, तभी से चमड़े की बनी वस्तुएं का इस्तेमाल बंद कर दिया है. इसके पहले मुझे भी बहुत शौक था चमड़े के डिज़ाइनर बैग और जूते चप्पल पहनने का.
आज बाजार में अच्छी क्वालिटी चमड़ा रहित चप्पल, जूते, पर्स, वॉलेट, बेल्ट, सोफ़ा, कुर्सी आदि मिलने लगे हैं.
चमड़े का इस्तेमाल बंद करके हम चाहें तो अपने जीवन में शुद्धि बढ़ा सकते हैं.
जब शारीरिक शुद्धि बढ़ेगी तो भाव शुद्धि में भी बढौती होगी.
भाव शुद्धि जितनी बढ़ेगी, हम उतना ज्यादा ठाकुरजी के करीब अपने आपको पाएंगे.
#gaumata #abhashahra #stopleatheruse #crueltytoanimals #shreenathjihaveli #deadanimals #peta #cowleather #hinduism #eatingcorpse #vediccow
A short summary from the Garud Puran
The Garud Puran is one of the Vishnu Purans.
It is in the form of a dialog between Vishnu and Garud, the King of Birds; about death, afterlife etc, Yam, the head of the Patal lok, his assistant Chitragupt, description of the City of Yam, the various kinds of punishments meted out to the sinners, how to avoid sin upon earth, what types of funeral rites should be performed for the departed and what happens when they are not performed and so on.
गरुड़ पुराण के बारे में सभी जानते होंगे। गरुड़ पुराण में स्वर्ग, नरक, पाप, पुण्य के अलावा भी बहुत कुछ है। उसमें ज्ञान, विज्ञान, नीति, नियम और धर्म की बाते हैं। गरुड़ पुराण में एक ओर जहां मौत का रहस्य है जो दूसरी ओर जीवन का रहस्य छिपा हुआ है।
गरुड़ पुराण से हमे कई तरह की शिक्षाएं मिलती है। गरुण पुराण में, मृत्यु के पहले और बाद की स्थिति के बारे में बताया गया है। यह पुराण भगवान विष्णु की भक्ति और उनके ज्ञान पर आधारित है। प्रत्येक व्यक्ति को यह पुराण पढ़ना चाहिए। गरुड़ पुराण हिन्दू धर्म के प्रसिद्ध धार्मिक ग्रंथों में से एक है। 18 पुराणों में से इसे एक माना जाता है। गरुड़ पुराण में हमारें जीवन को लेकर कई गूढ बातें बताई गई है। जिनके बारें में व्यक्ति को जरूर जनना चाहिए।
Portions of the Garud Puran are used by some Hindus as funeral liturgy. In fact, some consider it unlucky to read this text except during funerals.
The paragraph given below is like a summary of a few important facts on death and rebirth, which all Hindus need to be aware of.
(I am just sharing this information for basic knowledge. It does not have the details and depth that the original Puran has)
What happens after death?… Garuda Puran
*What Happens After Death ??*
What is death ?
Is there life after death ?
Is death painful?
What happens after death ?
How does rebirth happen ?
Where do we go after death ?
These kind of questions related to the most feared event that ends our life always fill our mind, especially when any of our near or dear ones die.
We feel that suddenly the relationship has broken abruptly n wish there could be a connection again. In this quest, our journey to find answers to the above questions begin
*So, what happens after death ?*
Death is actually a very interesting process !!
*Disconnection of the earth sole chakras*
Approximately 4-5 hours before death, the earth sole chakras situated below the feet gets detached … symbolizing disconnection from the earth plane !!
A few hours before an individual dies, their feet turn cold. When the actual time to depart arrives, its said that Yama, the God of death appears to guide the soul.
*The Astral Cord*
Death severs the astral cord, which is the connection of the soul to the body. Once this cord is cut the soul becomes free of the body n moves up n out of the body.
If the soul is attached to the physical body it occupied for this lifetime, it refuses to leave n tries to get into the body n move it n stay in it. We may observe this as a very subtle or slight movement of the face, hand or leg after the person has died.
The soul is unable to accept that it is dead. There is still a feeling of being alive. Since the astral cord has been severed, the soul cannot stay here n is pushed upwards n out of the body. There is a pull from above … a magnetic pull to go up.
*End of the physical body*
At this stage the soul hears many voices, all at the same time. These are the thoughts of all the individuals present in the room.
The soul on its part talks to his loved ones like he always did n shouts out “I am not dead” !! but alas, nobody hears him.
Slowly n steadily the soul realizes that it is dead n there is no way back n at this stage, the soul is floating at approx 12 feet or at the height of the ceiling, seeing n hearing everything happening around.
Generally the soul floats around the body till it is cremated.
So, the next time if you see a body being carried for cremation, be informed that the soul is also part of the procession seeing, hearing n witnessing everything n everyone.
*Detachment from the body*
Once the cremation is complete, the soul is convinced that the main essence of its survival on earth is lost n the body it occupied for so many years has merged into the five elements.
The soul experiences complete freedom, the boundaries it had while being in the body are gone n it can travel anywhere by mere thought.
For 7 days the soul, moves about its places of interest like its favorite joint, morning walk garden, office, etc..If the soul is possessive of his money, it will just stay near his cupboard, or if he is possessive of his children, it will just be in their room, clinging on to them.
By the end of the 7th day, the soul says bye to his family n moves further upwards to the periphery of the earth plane to cross over to the other side.
Its said that there is a big tunnel here which it has to cross before reaching the astral plane. Hence its said that the first 12 days after death are extremely crucial.
*we have to carry out the rituals correctly n pray n ask forgiveness from the soul* so that it does not carry negative emotions like hurt, hatred, anger, etc atleast from the near n dear ones.
All the rituals, prayers n positive energy act like food for the soul which will help it in its onward journey. At the end of the tunnel is a huge bright light signifying the entry into the astral world.
*Meeting the Ancestors*
On the 11th n 12th day Hindus conduct homas n prayers n rituals through which the soul is united with its ancestors, close friends, relatives n the guides.
All the passed away ancestors welcome the soul to the upper plane n they greet n hug them exactly like we do here on seeing our family members after a long time.
The soul then along with its guides are taken for a thorough life review of the life just completed on earth in the presence of the *Great Karmic Board.* It is here in the pure light that the whole past life is viewed !!
There is no judge, there is no God here. The soul judges himself, the way he judged others in his lifetime. He asks for revenge for people who troubled him in that life, he experiences guilt for all wrongdoings he did to people n asks for self punishment to learn that lesson. Since the soul is not bound by the body n the ego, the final judgment becomes the basis of the next lifetime.
Based on this, a complete life structure is created by the soul himself, called the blue print. All the incidents to be faced, all problems to be faced, all challenges to be overcome are written in this agreement.
In fact the soul chooses all the minute details like age, person n circumstances for all incidents to be experienced.
Example : An individual had severe headache in his present birth, nothing helped him, no medicines, no way out. In a session of past life regression, he saw himself killing his neighbour in a previous birth by smashing his head with a huge stone.
In the life review, when he saw this he became very guilty n asked for the same pain to be experienced by him by way of a never ending headache in this life.
This is the way we judge ourselves n in guilt ask for punishment. The amount of guilt in the soul decides the severity of the punishment n level of suffering. Hence forgiveness is very vital. We must forgive n seek forgiveness !!
Clear your thoughts n emotions, as we carry them forward to the other side too. Once this review is done n our blue print for the next life is formed, then there is a cooling period.
We are born depending on what we have asked for in the agreement. The cooling off period also depends on our urgency to evolve.
We choose our parents n enter the mothers womb either at the time of egg formation or during the 4-5th month or sometimes even at the last moment just before birth.
The universe is so perfect ,so beautifully designed that the time n place of birth constitutes our horoscope, which actually is a blue print of this life. Most of us think that our stars are bad n we are unlucky but in actuality, they just mirror your agreement.
Once we are reborn, for around 40 days the baby remembers its past life n laughs n cries by itself without anyone forcing it to. The memory of the past life is completely cut after this n we experience life as though we did not exist in the past.
*The agreement starts..*
Its here that we are completely in the earth plane n the contract comes into full effect. We then blame God/ people for our difficult situations n curse God for giving us such a difficult life …
So, the next time before pointing to the Divine, understand that our circumstances are just helping us complete n honor our agreement, which is fully n completely written by us. Whatever we have asked for n pre decided is exactly what we receive !!
Friends, relatives, foes, parents, spouses all have been selected by us in the blue print n come in our lives based on this agreement. They are just playing their parts n are merely actors in this film written, produced n directed by us !!
*Do the Dead need healing / prayers / protection ?*
The dead always need serious healing n prayers for a variety of reasons, the most important one being … To be free n not earthbound !! … that is stuck in the earth plane n unable to leave.
There are many reasons for the soul to be earthbound like unfinished business, excessive grief, trauma on death, sudden death, fear of moving on to the astral plane, guilt, one of the most important being improper finishing of last rites n rituals.
The soul feels it needs a little more time to wait n finish before moving on. This keeps them hovering on the earth plane. But the time is limited n it is very very important that they cross over within 12 days to their astral plane of existence, as the entry to the astral world closes a few days after this.
Earthbound spirits lead a very miserable existence as they are neither in their actual plane nor in a body to lead an earthly life. They may not be negative or harmful but they are stuck n miserable. Hence healing n prayers are of utmost importance during this period so that the departed soul crosses over to the designated astral plane peacefully.
Prayers by the whole family is very vital to help the dead cross over. The protection of the soul to help it reach its destination in the astral world is achieved through prayers.
Please Do Not Take Death Lightly … Now more than ever most souls are stuck on the earth plane due to lack of belief and family neglect.
Finally, for someone who has lost a near and dear one, don’t feel sad … We never die, we live on, death does not end anything, it is just a little break before we meet again !!
This article has been extracted from …*The Garud Puran*
Bless you all
(This article has come as a forward to me, on the internet)
🎼 “मन तडपत हरी दर्शन को आज” “Man tadpat Hari Darshan Ko Aaj”..
भजन हिंदी फ़िल्म का है; सुनिए समझिए; (This post is about a Hindi bhajan, listen to it and try to understand two facts)
दो बातें समझनी हैं;
१ – गुरु के बिना प्रभु तक पहुँचना बहुत ही कठिन है,
(Without the Sadguru, it is very difficult to reach and merge with God)
२ – प्रभु को पाने के लिए सिर्फ़ और सिर्फ़ भाव शुद्धि चाहिए..और गुरु की कृपा ..
(To merge with the divine shakti, the only requirement is purity of bhao..and the Sadgurus kripa.
Humanity is important for closeness with the divine. Caste does not matter in bhakti)
श्री कृष्ण और श्रीनाथजी के बहुत मुसलमान भक्त थे जिनको ठाकुरजी के साक्षात्कार भी हुए.
ईश्वर नहीं देखते की हिन्दू है या मुसलमान; जो भाव से पुकारता है उसके हो जाते हैं.
(Shree RadhaKrishn, ShreeNathji had several Muslim bhakts; many of them had Their sakshatkar too; God did not see if the bhakt was a Hindu or a Muslim, He only and only, felt the purity of the soul calling out to Him in devotion)
Below is a beautiful Hindi devotional bhajan. It is shown how the entire team was Muslim, yet there was immense devotion present in all the group who made this bhajan.
It is an audio clip describing a beautiful bhajan…..Naushad Ali speaks about the making of this devotional song 🎼where the entire team was Muslim singing a Hindu bhajan in complete devotion.”
Lyrics : Muhammad Shakil
Music : Naushad Ali
Singer : Muhammad Rafi
Godhra Pushtimarg Baithkji
Shri Godhra Baithakji Number 70
Shri Gusainji Baithakji mandir
Motabhaiji Shri Gokulnath mandir
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.
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:
Here are some pictures displayed from my visit to the 70th Baithakji of Mahaprabhuji, located at Godhra, Gujra
70th Baithakji at Godhra
At Godhara, Shri Mahaprabhuji stayed at the home of His disciple, Rana Vyasa. Before he tookinitiation, he was a great scholar of the shastras and was very proud of his extensive knowledge. Once,when he was defeated in a debate, he was so depressed that he decided to drown himself in the Ganges.At that time, Shri Mahaprabhuji was making His prayers on the nearby bank and Krishnadasaji askedhim what was the fruit received on drowning oneself in the Ganges. The guru replied, “That soul wouldundergo seven hellish lives and would achieve no fruits here or elsewhere.”
Overhearing these words, Rana Vyasa approached Shri Mahaprabhuji and surrendered to His lotus feet.Rana Vyasa admitted the reason for his unjustified act. Shri Mahaprabhuji showered His Grace Divineupon him by accepting him in the Path of Grace. He then taught him a small, four versed doctrine
(Chatuh Shlok) and assured him that he would now be able to defeat anybody in debate.
After seeking permission from his guru, Rana Vyasa returned to the debate with loads of confidence.Within a short time, he defeated the opponents. Pleased with the victory of His disciple, ShriMahaprabhuji granted him a beautiful idol of Shri Nava Nita Priyaji, which he devoutly served at hishome in Godhara.
When Shri Mahaprabhuji visited his home in Godhara, He initiated his wife and explained to them thechapter of Venu Gita from the Bhagavata.
SHRI MAHAPRABHUJI’S BAITHAKJI AT GODHARA
RANAVYAS MARG, PATELVADA,
GODHARA – 389 001, DIST. PANCHMAHAL (GUJARAT)
TEL: 02672 40442 / 41132 / 42295
(Details of the charitra is taken from the website:
Shri Gusainji Baithakji mandir
Motabhaiji Shri Gokulnath mandir
Shree Krishn, in the Chapter 18 of Bhagwad Geeta, asks all seekers to “Surrender” themselves to Him.
For being able to do pure surrender and renunciation, one needs to understand what true surrender means, because correct understanding only, will give the correct results.
Complete surrender would mean following ONE; not blindly; but with the right understanding. Which would mean: to follow the One Guru with total belief in his path and way of bhakti towards One Form of God.
“At the same time maintaining respect for all other Forms and Paths and Religions”.
( I took this photo where a pujan kalash and a puja supari are thrown back from the sea, on the beach; on a low tide day.)
“Devotion for me is offering of myself at your feet, Shreeji-Shree RadhaKrishn. Through You I surrender to eternity”.
As I feel myself experiencing this Divine energy, my whole being gets transformed. Had never experienced such sacredness in any situation before. Beyond the ordinary, the mundane, this flow of such incredible intensity moving is in no way connected to the outer reality.
It’s as if experiencing another world, some different level of reality where all is vibrations colors and energy.
What moves within?
Something just takes hold of me and transports me to another dimension.
It makes me greedy – wanting more and more. In this close experience with the Divine, with existence, it feels as if something is filling me up which creates a feeling of gratitude and a lot of joy. It’s as if I’ve finally found what I had been searching and waiting for.
This is the door for the ‘Bhao’ that I want to be a part of.
It intoxicates me – the flow of such Divine love, I am unable to keep myself to myself- I have to melt away- do away with all the physical boundaries of this gross body and move deeper and deeper to reach the Dot.
The purity, the sacredness of the total experience shows me a new and different way of being. I feel I am floating away carried away into a cradle of love, love and a lot of love. I feel rested, I feel peace and most of all I feel of not wanting to stop this flow and come back to outer reality we call life. As the vibrations enter every pore, each cell of my being, I feel I want to drown totally in this flow, in this bliss.
“Krishn, let my heart be totally pure and mind intent on the goal”.
The wearing of Shreeji’s pujan ‘mala’ at the Mukharvind, and the Tilak of the pujan at the Shyamkund, stirred up un describable devotion and a feeling of complete surrender and peace – of “belonging”.
Such moments of pujan become memorable, I call them soul presence, as there is nothing of the mind and body present at the time of darshans; it is ourselves, as the true beings in the original identities.
This can only be experienced, not explained, and I guess only possible in the close proximity of one who is the highest in purity and spirituality, which is Gurushree, Sudhir bhai .
ShreeNathji leaves His Haveli Mandir from Nathdwara, as Shreeji enjoys staying with Gurushree most of the time. It is his kripa that Shreeji gave His sakshat darshans from His Mukharwind at Giriraj Govardhan.
Such intensity and Bhao I have never experienced before – such total acceptance of me as myself; as the truth about my true identity.
Paragraph taken from my book: Zero2Dot. http://www.zero2dot.org/
A complete website dedicated to This Darshans is coming up soon!
Its very easy to talk and preach, write and lecture “Others” on Humanity, Values, Sanskars …
But who actually would be a true humanitarian?
It would be one who practises what he preaches or may be the one just acts out of his sanskars and chooses to not talk or discuss his humanity, spiritual or religious acts at all!
Like they said in the earlier times,
When you do any act of humanity of charity; it should be so discreet that your left hand is not aware of the fact that your right hand has done some noble deed!!
Shree Krishn, in the Holy Gita asks all seekers to “Surrender” themselves to Him.
To be able to do that one needs to understand what true surrender means.
Complete surrender would mean following one, not blindly, but with the right understanding; which means; to be able to follow the Guru with total belief in his path and way of bhakti towards One Form of God. At the same time maintaining respect for all other Forms and Paths and Religions