“ShreeNathji Sakshatkar darshans on Girirajji”

“ShreeNathji Sakshatkar darshans on Girirajji”: Prabhu ShreeNathji and Gurushree’s kripa

श्री ठाकुरजी के साक्षात दर्शन, उनके मुखारविंद, जतीपुरा में; आज से ठीक १३ साल पहले; ऐसी कृपा की कोई और मिसाल नहीं है।

दर्शन भी दिए और फ़ोटो भी लेने दिया; २०१४ में हमें आज्ञा भी दी सभी वैष्णव के साथ शेर करने की: क्या ऐसा कभी पहले हुआ है?

This divine leela happened 13 years ago on the auspicious day of 9th June 2005, at ShreeNathji Mukharwind, Giriraj Govardhan, Jatipura, with kripa of Gurushree Sudhir bhai; and only because of his close sakha bhav with prabhu ShreeNathji.

We all wonder what Shree Prabhu looks like!

The only True photo of ShreeNathji, Shree GovardhanNathji, Shree Thakurjee, Shree Dev Daman: In His Child Swarup.

Please take a moment and see for yourself in the photo above, just below the point where I am applying tilak; complete Face of Shree Thakurjee is visible as this (white) Ujjaval Urja (energy). This divine face Appeared for the duration of my pujan and Gurushree clicked the photos. The mukut, mor pankh, tilak, earrings, long black hair, both palms holding His own face and watching me do pujan, is ShreeNathji giving darshans of His Lalan swarup.

(Just for the record: it is not photoshopped, nor tampered in any way.

Details can be read on our website: http://www.govardhan.org.in

Given to us and ordered to share with His bhakts all over the world.

Thank you Prabhu for this kripa on all Your bhakts.

ShreeNathji Sakshatkar photo

ShreeNathji Sakshatkar from His Mukharvind

Jai ShreeNathji

Shreeji gives us Hukum to come play Holi with Him at His Haveli on Valentine’s Day

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

Shreeji gives us Hukum to come play Holi with Him at His Haveli on Valentine’s Day

“मुझे तुम दोनों के साथ रहना था और होली भी खेलनी थी”.


 13th, 14th, 15th February, 2008. Magh Sud Ashtmi, VS 2064

(I am speech less after this writing; no words will ever be able to describe the magnitude of Shreeji’s love for his bhakts).


ShreNathji at Rajbhog Darshans


… On 13th morning, around 11.30 am, Gurushree Sudhir bhai calls up, “Do you want to go to Nathdwara? We will leave today evening, do all darshans tomorrow and come back on the 15th evening”.

As the program is so sudden, I reply that I need some time to think it over and will call him back in sometime. Sudhir bhai realizing that I am a little hesitant says it is okay, we will go some other time.
As for me, I was hesitant because there are some important work and appointments lined up for the next day.
I am in a confused state of mind at having said no to going for darshans.
In an hour I receive another call from Gurushree, “I have booked my ticket on the 5.40 pm Kingfisher flight and I am leaving for Nathdwara”.

I have never ever declined an offer to visit Dear ShreeNathji, so I am upset, as how could Gurushree decide to go without me.
(At this moment I am not aware that it is Shreeji’s hukum for us to reach Nathdwara).
As I whined on the phone, my two daughters who were watching this, asked me, “Who are you speaking to and what is happening”?


I explained how I had hesitated to go for darshans to Nathdwara earlier and now Sudhir bhai is going by himself.
“So why are you so upset? Why don’t you also go”? I explained that I could not as this was so sudden and there were some very important appointments and work lined up for the next day


My daughters laughed, “You are so stupid, mummy, please go we will manage all of this, no worries. We can also help you pack. Let’s book your ticket too. Don’t worry about us. How does it matter if its last minute? We will complete everything for you. Just go, we know how much you love going to Nathdwara”. So they made my bookings in the same Kingfisher flight and I was lucky enough to get the ticket too.


While packing, I can already feel a sudden bliss which overcomes me. It felt sooo good, going to Nathdwara. All goes smooth, and my dear daughters packed me off to go visit my beloved ShreeNathji.
The amazing events and happening felt incredible. I felt so light, so joyous, just kept on laughing, nothing else mattered. Suddenly I felt transformed. All worries disappeared. All I could think of was to reach Nathdwara soon and go for ShreeNathji darshans.
This transformation happens in many of my yatras as usual, when I feel like a different person. Sudhir bhai says that it is my soul which takes over me in the outer world.


From now till the next morning it never struck me that it is 14th and Valentine’s Day.


Next morning, as we waited in the Haveli parisar for Mangla darshan to open, Gurushree, Sudhir bhai finally told me something very astounding, as to the real reason why we had to come so suddenly.

“Shreeji learnt the meaning of Valentine’s day from me. He sees the excitement happening all around so asked me what it actually means. I explained simply, saying that it is a day when people celebrate with their loved ones. Shreeji was very excited and then gave me hukum that he wanted you and me to be in Nathdwara for the 14th February.
“He, ShreeNathji”, wished to spend the Valentine’s Day with both of us, because we were the two bhakts that He loved deeply, in our world; Abha Shahra and Sudhir Shah. Also it is Falgun month and Holi is played in His mandir, so Shreeji invited both of us to be present on Valentine’s Day at His Haveli to play Holi with us.
That is why I called up and made a sudden program. Shreeji did not let me tell you at that time, why we had to make a sudden decision. His order was that I could only tell you once we reach the Haveli”.


What a super surprise!
Shreeji made Sudhir bhai plan this yatra, so that He, ShreeNathji, Thakurjee, wanted to be with both of us at His Param Dham, Nathdwara, for Valentine’s and He wished to play Holi with us at His mandir.

I am speech less after this writing. What do I say? I am at a loss of words here; no words will ever be able to describe the magnitude of Shreeji’s love for his bhakts.


Later at the mandir before Rajbhog Darshans, as we sat at the Dhajaji, we heard Shreeji,

श्रीजी: “देखो मैंने तुम दोनों को बुला लिया ना  मुझे मालूम पड़ गया वैलेंटाइन डे किया होता है .

मुझे तुम दोनों के साथ रहना था और होली भी खेलनी थी.

बहुत अच्छा किया की तुमने सुधीर की बात मान ली.

तुम दोनों मेरे बहुत प्यारे हो”.

“मैंने ही सुधीर से कहा था की तुम लोग नाथद्वारा आओ और मेरे साथ होली खेल कर मेरे साथ वैलेंटाइन डे मनाओ”.

Shreeji:“See, I called both of you’ll here. I understood what Valentine’s Day means.
I told Sudhir that I wished to spend this day with both of you at My mandir and also play Holi with you’ll.
I am glad that you agreed to Sudhir and came here.
Both of you are my loved bhakts”.
“It was Me who ordered Sudhir to come to Nathdwara, and play Holi with Me at My mandir on this day”.


The ten minutes as we stood sanmukh Thakurjee in the Rajbhog darshans, it felt as if time stood still. I stood transfixed watching Shreeji being covered with Holi colours. It was like entering into a trance.

I received the best of darshans and just stood there in His Sanmukh; feeling Shreeji’s Love as I was drenched with His vibrations; it is a very pure and sublime moment, nothing else is remembered;
Though there is tremendous crowd and noise, I am not distracted. It is me and Shreeji playing Holi and the rest of the world disappears for those few moments.
Gurushree and I stood before Shreeji, on Valentine’s Day, 14th February 2008, playing Holi with Him, drenched in His love for us.

The divyata of this moment has no verbal expression. It is only to be felt and be very very grateful for the kripa.

This entire darshan takes nearly 30 minutes. We do not shake off the sacred colours; it is collected in a packet to be distributed as Shreeji’s Blessings to close family.


One should not run away thinking about the clothes; in fact this drenching with colours in Shreeji’s mandir, within His Purest vibrations is one of the easiest ways to enter higher purity. Shreeji Himself plays colours for an entire month, so that all bhakts can avail of His purifying Blessings.
After this is the ‘Aarti’.

As I bow, my forehead which touches the ground is also covered with the pure, divine colours. I do not wipe it off and accept this as a parting gift from my beloved Shreeji.


When Shreeji wishes some happening to take place, nothing can come in between. All plans work perfectly for Him.
How it happens, Sudhir bhai tells me often I should not think, only keep faith and accept gratefully what Shreeji gives us, in small matters as well as big happenings.
We complete all the eight darshans that day and visit Shreeji’s gaushala. I had also booked thuli for all my kids.


I am speech less after this writing. What do I say? I am at a loss of words here; no words will ever be able to describe the magnitude of Shreeji’s love for his bhakts.

My entire love and devotions are there for Him thanking Him for this Kripa and Grace. How lucky could I be!

Jai Ho Prabhu, Jai Shreeji!


We are called at 3.30 am to ShreeNathji’s Haveli.

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

We are called at 3.30 am to Shreeji’s Haveli.

श्रीजी, “तुम ग़ुस्सा हो इतनी जल्दी उठा कर लाया तुम्हें?


This Varta is from the 3, 4 June, 2007

We leave for Nathdwara on the 3rd afternoon. As it is Adhik maas, this yatra is planned to Nathdwara first and directly from there to Vraj Mandal, till the 13th June.

We reach Nathdwara only at 8 pm. Next morning which is the 4th  June, I am woken up at 2.45am by Gurushree, Sudhir bhai. “We will go and wait in the outer parisar of the Haveli early today. Shreeji has sent a hukum for us to be there early”.

I hurriedly shower and am ready by 3.15 am. Out on the streets, it is yet dark in total silence. There is hardly anyone to be seen this early, on way to the Haveli. We reach ShreeNathji Haveli at around 3.30 am and sit at our favorite place. It is an empty parisar with just the few guards outside the main gate of Shreeji mandir.

In this darkness, the early morning serenity and silence are broken by the loud banging from breakage going on around the Haveli.
This loud disturbing noise was because of throwing the stones and cement debris from the broken structures in a tractor.
This actually is the reason that Shreeji has ordered us to be here so early today. As we sit here, Shreeji’s divine Presence can be felt very strongly. His melodious voice echos,

श्रीजी – ” तुम ग़ुस्सा हो इतनी जल्दी उठा कर लाया तुम्हें?

Shreeji – “Are you angry that I woke you so early and bought you here”

मैंने जवाब दिया – ‘नहीं श्रीजी, बिलकुल नहीं, हुकुम करिये ‘
I answer – ‘Of course not at all Shreeji, tell me your hukum’.
श्रीजी – “देखो यह कैसे पत्थर पटकते हैं। कितनी आवाज़ करते हैं। श्रीजी कैसे सो सकते हैं यह कोई सोचता ही नहीं. किसी को परवाह नहीं की श्रीजी जाग जाएँगे। पूरी रात इसी तरह शोर करते हैं। तुम्हें यह बताना था”।

Shreeji – “Just see, how these people bang stones. They make tremendous noise. No one has the bhao to understand that Shreeji must be sleeping inside. Nobody cares that how can Shreeji sleep in so much noise; He might be disturbed and will wake up. Entire night they make this loud noise. I called you early only to show you this noise.


श्रीजी – “मैंने सुधीर से यह बात कही थी रात को। लेकिन इसने जवाब दिया की, ‘ श्रीजी, आप ही के मंदिर का काम चल रहा है, थोड़ी आवाज़ तो होगी ही, चला लेना पड़ेगा। इन लोगों में समझ नहीं है कि आपको डिस्टर्ब होता होगा। आप ही चाहते हैं कि मंदिर का काम हो’। सुधीर सही कहता है”.

Shreeji – “I had mentioned this to Sudhir earlier. He told me that, ‘Shreeji Your mandir work is going on, there will be some noise. You will have to accommodate this noise for some days. The authorities here lack understanding; they will not understand that it might disturb You’.

Sudhir speaks right”.


मैंने जवाब दिया – ‘श्रीजी, मैं इनको कहूँ काम धीमे करने के लिए’।

I ask Shreeji – ‘Shreeji should I request them to work silently’.
श्रीजी – “नहीं, नहीं, तुम कुछ मत बोलना। मैं तो तुम्हें जल्दी लाया था सिर्फ़ दिखाने के लिए।

काम तो करना ही होता है। तुम अपनी वेब्सायट  में लिखना की देखो किसी को,भाव नहीं है श्रीजी के लिए”।

(हम लोग श्रीजी के हुकुम से उनकी वेबसाइट श्रीनाथजीभक्ति बनाने की तैयारी कर रहे थे)

Shreeji – “No no, you don’t have to say anything to them. I bought you here only to show this to you. The work will have to be completed. You can write this on your website, look what is happening; no one has any bhao for Shreeji anymore”. (This was the time when we were planning Shreenathjibhakti website for Shreeji, under His hukum).
We sat like this for nearly an hour. Shreeji keeps on making jokes about the loud noise that is happening.

श्रीजी – “यह देखो आइ पत्थर लेकर, अब पटकेगी। पटको,पटको, ज़ोर से पटको, हा हा हा..”

Shreeji – “See here she comes with the stones, now she will bang the stones loudly now. Throw, throw, throw, bang loudly, ha, ha, ha”

Shreeji keeps on making me laugh, asking me if I was angry that He had woken me up so early as we just sat here doing nothing.

श्रीजी – “देखो, मैं तुमको कितना हंसाता  रहता हूँ”. सबको ख़ुशी देनी चाहिए”.
Shreeji – “See, how I make you laugh always, we should give joy to everyone”.


During day time because of the heavy crowd there is no place for a tractor to come inside to carry the cement and stones.

The only problem was that these workers threw the stones in the tractor with a loud bang; they obviously had no instructions or training from the mandir authorities to work silently. This being Shreeji’s Haveli where He lives, He is very disturbed by the loud noise and banging all night through.

When we wait at Mangla all Vaishnavs are always asked to stay quiet, as Shreeji is sleeping inside. None is allowed in the premises once the Shayan Darshan is over. No one inside also dares to make any noise, as not to cause disturbance to Thakurjee.

It is only after Shankhnaad that Shreeji wakes up. This proves that all believe of ShreeNathji’s “LIVE PRESENCE” in His Haveli.

All locals as well as authorities must have been aware of this loud banging every day, yet none had the bhao to go correct the situation and make it quieter. Maybe that is why Shreeji woke us and called us here to show what is happening.

(As Sudhir bhai had explained that the work has to go on, Shreeji should allow it. We cannot help it if the people in power have no bhao to think that Shreeji is sleeping inside and will be disturbed. So Shreeji maybe decides that He will let the work continue, and go sleep somewhere else. Shreeji, being so full of kindness and compassion forgives all. All He told me was to write about this happening on my website. We had tears in our eyes. Have we lost all bhao. Entire nights Shreeji may have not been able to sleep because of the very loud noise of loading stones in a tractor).

It is His town and His Haveli; and may be Shreeji is not happy with the way His sewa  is being done. Who can stop Him if He decides to leave and go back to His favorite Dham, Vraj Mandal.

People have come with their shops till the main entrance of Shreeji’s Haveli. Here they dirty and cause filth all over, not giving any thought about the purity that should be maintained if God Lives here. They all take advantage of the kindness and forgiveness nature of Shreeji.

Mangla opened at 5 am today.

Shreeji kripa rakhen, You are very kind and forgiving.

Shreeji ki Jai ho!





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.