Shree RadhaKrishn-Sharad Purnima

Shree RadhaKrishn at BanshiVat

Shree RadhaKrishn at BanshiVat

MAHA RAAS AT BANSHI VAT-VRINDAVAN DHAM ON SHARAD PURNIMA

Purnima of Ashwin Shukl Paksh is called Sharad Purnima.

The day is also referred as Rasa Purnima or Raas Lila Day.

It is considered that the Moon and Earth are at a closer distance on Sharad Purnima night and the rays of the moon have several curative properties. So it is believed that eating food (specially ‘kheer’) that has been exposed to the moonlight  for a few hours, nourishes the body and soul.

The religious significance, of this beautiful night, as described in the Shreemad  Bhagvadji, is the divine MahaRaas Leela played by Thakurjee Shree Radha Krishn; at Shree Vrindavan Dham many thousands of years ago.

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Serene, Sacred BanshiVat mandir at Vrindavan

That famous Sthal today at Vrindavan, is known as Banshi Vat.

ShreeKrishn played the famously Divine Maha Raas  on  Sharad Purnima night.

Sharad Purnima Moon at BanshiVat

Sharad Purnima Moon at BanshiVat

Sacred Maharaas Chavi painting

Divine Charan and the Maharaas Pichwai

Banshivat is Thakurjee’s most loved Raas leela sthal.

“Brindavan so van nahi, Nandgaon so gaon

Banshivat so vat nahin, Shree Krishn naam so naam”.

‘Gopika shat kati bhi Raas leela vibhu sith

Banshi Rav sama keerm Banshivat namo stute”.

“Brindavane vate banshi, praoage maoarath:|

Gayanya akshay khyat, kalpastu Purushottume||

Nishkumbh: khal lankaya, eategha panch gha vat:|

Eaitesu vat mulesu, sada nivsati makhav”|

Banshivat is Thakurjee’s most loved Raas leela sthal.

The very ancient pure Vat tree where Shree Krishn played His flute

The very ancient pure Vat tree where Shree Krishn played His flute

ShreeKrishn played the famously divine Maha Raas here on the Sharad Purnima night. This is the spot where many famous loving divine leelas of Radha and Shyam along with the gopis took place.

This sacred mandir is located in the Banshi Vat area in Vrindavan.

It is a Siddh Sthan and the original MahaRaas Sthali of Shree RadhaKrishn.

This particular place has the original Charan(foot prints) of RadhaKrishn, and the whole aura of the place feels magnetized.

Sacred, Divine Charan

Sacred, Divine Charan

A complete website dedicated to this divine place can be read at:   http://www.banshivat.org.in/

History in the scriptures:

Thakurjee ShreeKrishn’s leela bhoomi Braj is like Krishn’s body and Shree Vrindavan is like His heart, where Thakurjee even today plays and does leelas. According to Shreemad Bhagwad Krishn has said:

“I do not leave Vrindavan for even a moment’.

Vrindavan is famous as God played Raas leelas with the gopis. In today’s times there are many places which have been proclaimed as the Raas sthali; but with the proof available, Banshivat is the only place which is mentioned in many scriptures and holy books and history by various saints.

Banshi means the flute; Vat means the Banyan tree.

Banshivat is the spot where the Divine couple spent a lot of time.abhashahra

This is the spot where many famous loving divine leelas of Radha and Shyam along with the gopis took place.

Some of the main reasons spoken about in the olden scriptures as reasons for playing the Leela of Maha Raas, are  fulfilling the many commitments made to various bhakts in the many different avatars by Him; and granting of anand and bliss to His many rasik bhakts.abhashahra

                    Shree Krishn’s victory over Kaam Dev at this place, is another reason Banshivat is famous for.

This katha goes as follows;

For complete details please visit:  http://www.banshivat.org.in/

Jai Shreeji!!

Divine Darshans ShreeNathji-Merged Swarup of Shree RadhaKrishn

Divine Darshans
ShreeNathji-Merged Swarup of Shree RadhaKrishn

Kadamb Flowers

The Kadamb tree  is considered sacred as it is very closely associated with Divine KrishnRadha and ShreeNathji.

July is the month that this sacred tree flowers in India and the blooms stay just for a month.

A young tree at Vrindavan, notice the red sacred thread tied around the trunk for pujan. It houses numerous cows and monkeys

A young tree at Vrindavan, notice the red sacred thread tied around the trunk for pujan. It houses numerous cows and monkeys

This year, in Bombay the buds are already appearing and in another week they will bloom.

I personally love this fragrance; in fact the fragrance stays for few days even after the flowers have dried.

This smaller bloom is from Vrindavan. The bud is green in colour

This smaller bloom is from Vrindavan. The bud is green in colour

This unique fragrance is unlike any other flower and is very sweet.

A full bud which will begin to bloom

A full bud which will begin to bloom

The Kadamb flowers are always surrounded by honey bees because of this.

Young Kadamb tree

Young Kadamb tree

When they do, the environment around it smells sweetly fragrant, the fragrance is unlike any other flower.

Blooming Kadamb flower from Vrindavan

Blooming Kadamb flower from Vrindavan

Blooming Kadamb from Bombay city

Blooming Kadamb from Bombay city

Every year I wait for these blooms and try to go walk around them taking in as much fragrance as is possible.

Blooms

Blooms

Fully blooming branch

Fully blooming branch


This is the tree under which the Divine couple spent time in Their various leelas. Vrindavan Dham has numerous kadamb trees.

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On this branch you can see how densely the tree flowers when in season

It finds mention in all hindu scriptures.

A very old sacred Kadamb tree from Nathdwara

A very old sacred Kadamb tree from Nathdwara

My dream is, someday I might just be able to tent below these trees and enjoy them totally for day and night.

Botanical information:

Kadamb tree’s botanical name is Anthocephalus cadamba. It is a large tree with a broad crown and straight cylindrical bole. It is quick growing, large; has large spreading and grows rapidly in first 6-8 year and produces golden ball of flowers. The tree may reach a height of 45 m with trunk diameters of 100-(160) cm. The tree sometimes has small buttresses and a broad crown. The bark is grey, smooth in young trees, rough and longitudinally fissured in old trees).

An ancient tree from Vrindavan

An ancient tree from historical Chir Ghat Vrindavan

Out of millions of shrubs and plants, it is claimed that the 27 Stars (constellations) constituting 12 Houses (Rasis) and 9 Planets are specifically represented precisely by 27 trees only—one for each star—since the character of the stars, the trees and the individual go together. The Kadamba tree is said to represent Shatabhisha (Western star name -γ Aquarii) star. The characteristics of this star are ascribed to the tree as also to the individual born in that star

(This information taken from Wikipedia)

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Lovely, Beautiful, Fragrant Kadamb

Lovely, Beautiful, Fragrant Kadamb

Jai Shreeji!!

Divine Darshans ShreeNathji-Merged Swarup of Shree RadhaKrishn

Divine Darshans
ShreeNathji-Merged Swarup of Shree RadhaKrishn

Sharad Purnima-MahaRaas Purnima

Purnima of Ashwin Shukl Paksh is called Sharad Purnima.

The day is also referred as Rasa Purnima or Raas Lila Day.

Sharad Purnima Moon

It is considered that the Moon and Earth are at a closer distance on Sharad Purnima night and the rays of the moon have several curative properties. So it is believed that eating food (specially ‘kheer’) that has been exposed to the moonlight  for a few hours, nourishes the body and soul.

The religious significance, of this beautiful night, as described in the Shreemad  Bhagvadji, is the divine MahaRaas Leela played by Thakurjee Shree Radha Krishn; at Shree Vrindavan Dham many thousands of years ago.

That famous Sthal today at Vrindavan, is known as Banshi Vat.

ShreeKrishn played the famously Divine Maha Raas  on  Sharad Purnima night.

Banshivat is Thakurjee’s most loved Raas leela sthal.

“Brindavan so van nahi, Nandgaon so gaon

Banshivat so vat nahin, Shree Krishn naam so naam”.

‘Gopika shat kati bhi Raas leela vibhu sith

Banshi Rav sama keerm Banshivat namo stute”.

“Brindavane vate banshi, praoage maoarath:|

Gayanya akshay khyat, kalpastu Purushottume||

Nishkumbh: khal lankaya, eategha panch gha vat:|

Eaitesu vat mulesu, sada nivsati makhav”|

Banshivat is Thakurjee’s most loved Raas leela sthal.

The divine Vat tree at Banshivat

ShreeKrishn played the famously divine Maha Raas here on the Sharad Purnima night. This is the spot where many famous loving divine leelas of Radha and Shyam along with the gopis took place.

This sacred mandir is located in the Banshi Vat area in Vrindavan.

It is a Siddh Sthan and the original MahaRaas Sthali of Shree RadhaKrishn.

This particular place has the original Charan(foot prints) of RadhaKrishn, and the whole aura of the place feels magnetized.

Divine Charan and the Maharaas Pichwai

A complete website dedicated to this divine place can be read at:   http://www.banshivat.org.in/

History in the scriptures:

Thakurjee ShreeKrishn’s leela bhoomi Braj is like Krishn’s body and Shree Vrindavan is like His heart, where Thakurjee even today plays and does leelas. According to Shreemad Bhagwad Krishn has said:

“I do not leave Vrindavan for even a moment’.

Vrindavan is famous as God played Raas leelas with the gopis. In today’s times there are many places which have been proclaimed as the Raas sthali; but with the proof available, Banshivat is the only place which is mentioned in many scriptures and holy books and history by various saints.

Banshi means the flute; Vat means the Banyan tree.

Banshivat is the spot where the Divine couple spent a lot of time.

This is the spot where many famous loving divine leelas of Radha and Shyam along with the gopis took place.

Some of the main reasons spoken about in the olden scriptures as reasons for playing the Leela of Maha Raas, are  fulfilling the many commitments made to various bhakts in the many different avatars by Him; and granting of anand and bliss to His many rasik bhakts.

                    Shree Krishn’s victory over Kaam Dev at this place, is another reason Banshivat is famous for.

This katha goes as follows;

For complete details please visit:  http://www.banshivat.org.in/

Rawal at Braj Dham

Main entrance on the road leading towards the Radha Rani Mandir; in the village ‘Rawal”

Sign showing the location of this sacred place-Radha is known as “Shree Laadli” here

View of “ShreeLaadli”-”Radha” mandir from a distance at Rawal-Her Appearance Sthal

Kirtan before the Sandhya Aarti

Darshans of “Shree Ladliji”-Radha in Lalan Swarup-Perhaps the only place to have these Darshans in the Bhao of Radha in Child Form. This is because this is the Appearance Sthali of Radha in the Kamal flower; She was never ‘born’

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Jai Shreeji!!

ShreeNathji mandir at Nathdwara,Govardhan,Ghasiyar

ShreeNathji Appeared at Govardhan in Vrindavan Dham; later shifted to Nathdwara.

Some pictures are here; some more pictures and the Varta about Him shifting from Vrindavan

to Nathdwara, can be read at:

www.shreenathjibhakti.org

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

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

Sacred, Beautiful Shree Govardhan

Sacred, Beautiful Shree Govardhan

Front view of the mandir, made by Puranmall

Front view of the mandir, made by Puranmall

Shreenathji mandir on the Govardhan Hill

Shreenathji mandir on the Govardhan Hill

Side view of ShreeNathji Mandir on Govardhan Parvat at Vrindavan Dham

Side view of ShreeNathji Mandir on Govardhan Parvat at Braj Dham

Shreeji's favorite - Shri Girirajji

Shreeji’s favorite – Shri Girirajji

ShreeNathji Mukharwind where Vaishnavs can do Pujan: at Jatipura on Govardhan

ShreeNathji Mukharwind where Vaishnavs can do Pujan: at Jatipura on Govardhan

ShreeNathji Mukharwind Darshans at Jatipura at the base of Govardhan, from where some begin their Parikrama

ShreeNathji Mukharwind Darshans at Jatipura at the base of Govardhan, from where some begin their Parikrama

ShreeNathji Haveli-Nathdwara, where He Lives now

ShreeNathji Haveli-Nathdwara, where He Lives now

Quiet view of ShreeNathji Haveli late at night

Quiet view of ShreeNathji Haveli late at night

The Lal Darwaza which is shut at night, so no one disturbs Shreeji

The Lal Darwaza which is shut at night, so no one disturbs Shreeji

With Lalita at Gaushala

With Lalita at Gaushala

 

Shreeji Gaushala at Nathdwara, about 2 km form His Haveli

Shreeji Gaushala at Nathdwara, about 2 km form His Haveli

Gaushala is as sacred as His Haveli. One should always visit here when at Nathdwara

Gaushala is as sacred as His Haveli. One should always visit here when at Nathdwara

Gaushala

Gaushala

 

Replica of ShreeNathji Haveli at Ghsiyar

Replica of ShreeNathji Haveli at Ghsiyar

Shreeji was shifted here for some period of time for safety

Shreeji was shifted here for some period of time for safety

For details on ShreeNathji , Nathdwara, Jatipura,Gaushala visit His website

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

Jai Shreeji!!

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ShreeNathji-Worship of God in a Form

Why would it be important to be surrendered to; a ‘Form of God’; Rather than ‘God as The Formless’

Shreenathji Mangla

 

    ShreeNathji – Mangla Darshan

God is the ultimate Supersoul; from which all creation takes place and in Whom everything finally merges. We understand this SuperSoul with many different names; as The Supreme Energy, SarvShakti, The Super Consciousness, The Creative Intelligence, The Light, Formless Bramh, The Oum, The Cosmic Energy…

He is as we believe everywhere; only existing on a very higher different vibration level from us humans. But in this SuperSoul Form He feels so vast, so vague, it might just be very difficult concentrating on Him at this level. Believing in this formless God becomes tough; it might just be easier to visualize Him in any Physical Form, during our prayers or meditations.

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ShreeNathji Haveli at Nathdwara

This Super Shakti, in particular time periods takes on a physical human form and appears on our planet. The soul of this Human Form of the Limitless Supreme is the concentration of the SuperSoul. He in our language is known as an Aavtar – Incarnation. According to the required purpose this Aavtar takes on certain qualities and lives His life around us – showing us by example what we need to learn or know. At the same time all the God powers are manifested through this SuperSoul Human on our earth level.

(Certain limitations may come in as the physical structure has it’s own gross levels).   

These Aavtars or Shaktis as human forms, live their lives to remind us of values or truths we may have forgotten; to set a new path for humans, according to the age and times we live in, to destroy some strong negativity in our world and structure a path of bhakti and faith for us. So there is no difference in the SuperSoul or in the Physical Structure who appears on this earth as an Incarnation.

The human body of an Incarnation becomes a physical container for the Creative Intelligence-The SuperSoul.

These are the Forms or Avtaars, which we worship as God in a Human Form.

In all our various sadhana we try to touch this spark; to be able to do this requires the highest purification in Mind, Body, Soul, Bhao, Feelings…….

Worship, prayer or surrender to the Physical Incarnation or Form, is the same as; of the Limitless Force of the Formless God or the Creative Totality.merged swarup

As humans we all have a spark of this creative force within us, which is mostly dormant. If the regular human is a spark; Incarnations are 100% in concentration.

When all is offered in surrender to this physical form of God – the doer ship vanishes faster. When all karmas and the fruit of these karmas are offered to This Form, it gets easier and faster to reach the akarm level.

With our limited senses as a human it becomes very easy to identify with the Physical Form of this Creative Intelligence.

Surrender to Them is surrender to the SuperSoul or To The Formless God. This works faster as we are able to relate to Him as a human form in our minds, easily.

Once total surrender-purification takes place the merging with the Divine Form automatically happens – which would be the same as oneness with the Formless God.

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ShreeNathji Shringar Darshans

 This creative force (God) is spread all around – to tap into it a human has to be able to reach that level of vibration aura purity, to be able to receive the flow and let it enter the physical body on the level of chakras. This spreads all over through the spine; awakens the force already within us and merges with it and the flow begins. Our own powers given in the body can then be able to accept and tolerate the Divine force and enlightenment is there.  

In the Physical Form of God the human soul opens up to the worshipped form of his Deity. He converts his body into a pure structure for Him, who likes staying there. The devotee’s form of Deity can come and go as and when He pleases.

The particular human body which is a purified physical structure, then houses the purified soul of the devotee with the energy and powers of his form of God . The human becomes a moving temple and as pure, sattwik and powerful.

      Total wisdom is there with awakening and as the human soul remains surrendered to his Physical   Form of God; he is then totally relieved from any further karmas. (akarm – beyond the karmic levels – a Sadhya)

Once this merging happens then that human, automatically is merged with the Creative Force; The Supreme Intelligence; as his Physical Form of God who now stays within him is the Formless SuperSoul.

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Divine Darshans of ShreeNathji Form

Hence this particular human is automatically an intimate part of the Limitless Creative Force, with full control over the Cosmic Energy – known as Pran; with full wisdom but no ego as he remains surrendered to his Physical Form of God; despite all his powers. He transcends doership, as all his humanitarian works are surrendered to his Form of God. He never takes credit or calls himself Bramh, in spite of enlightenment and the powers. Earlier there was higher purity in humans and then God found it easier to enter His devotee and play with them in various ways – darshans were also there for the truly devoted. Today environment and lifestyles have gone against all natural laws. We all are aware of the strong pull maya and greed has on us. Mind, Body, Soul are impure in the vibration levels; very gross in our auras.    Whatever small powers or siddhis some souls get, is also used for commercial purposes, for name and fame. Soon it gets lost. All operate on the base three chakras.

ShreeNathji painting at His Gaushala

ShreeNathji painting at His Gaushala

When this Supersoul comes to earth as an Aavtar in a human form, some karmas are in some forms, as some ansh of the Original Aavtar.Knowing themselves as the original reality; they function normally, totally merged with the original form of the Aavtar, manifesting their original powers in the world.

          

The true meaning of Surrender; “One Form, One Path, One Guru”- The Divine Reality – In Totality.

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Maharaas at Banshivat

 

Jai Shreeji!!