Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's Bhajan Kutir

His Divine Grace Om Vishnupad
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj
9 March 2017, Sri Nabadwip Dham
Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj's bhajan kutir

 

Actually, Srila Jagannath Da Babaji Maharaj was living in Radha Kunda, and when he was already very old, Srimati Radharani expressed Her desire to him, "My lila is now not in Vrindavan. You must go to Nabadwip." Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj has a servitor called Bihari Das—he brought Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj in a basket here, to Nabadwip. He stayed and did pure Hari bhajan here in this place.

Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj also wanted to find Mahaprabhu's appearance place (we went to that place yesterday). When Srila Bhaktivinod Thakur discovered that place in Mayapur, he called Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj to show him the place, "Prabhu, I think that this is the place of Mahaprabhu's birth because so many Tulasis grow there. Please come and see this place." Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj came there in a basket and as soon as Bihari Das put the basket on the ground, Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj jumped up and began to dance, "I have got my Prabhu's birthplace! This is my Prabhu's birthplace!"

Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj had two dogs here and he would always give prasadam to them. Bihari Das did not like it, so one day he took the money from the pranami box that Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj used to give prasadam. Babaji Maharaj understood what had happened and said to Bihari Das, "I give prasadam to the dogs, but you do not like it. I understand it, but they are also jiva souls, they live nearby, so how will I take prasadam without them?" Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj also liked feeding cows—he would get some pranami and always buy sweets with it and give them to cows.

One time, a lady came to Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj and gave him a batabi-lebu (pamelo). Babaji Maharaj understood that she had some material desire, so he said to her, "I cannot accept it."

Another time, he said, "If you chant the Holy Name, but you do not chant the proper Holy Name—chanting only Nama aparadh and Namabhas—even if you chant the whole day, chant one lakh, two lakhs, it will be better if instead you go and water a Vaishnav's branjol (aubergine) tree."

So, this place where we are sitting now is the samadhi mandir and the bhajan kutir of this Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj. We are paying obeisance to his place. He is our Guru parampara. Bhaktivinod Thakur always liked him and always consulted with him. That is why we are paying our obeisance to this Guru of our parampara, Om Vishnupad Srila Vaishnav Sarvabhauma Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj.

Jay Srila Jagannath Das Babaji Maharaj ki jay!
Tadiya bhajan kutir samadhi mandir ki jay!

 

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