Sri Vrindavan Parikrama
Sunday, 11 November 2018
Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh
bhakter nirmala-nirjharasya nibhrtam samraksakam sadaram
vande sri-gurudevam anata-sira acharya-varyam nijam
"I bow my head in eternal obeisance to my Gurudev, the best of acharyas,
Srila Bhakti Nirmal Acharya Maharaj. He is the ever vigilant, stalwart
guardian of the current of pure devotion whose highest form flows from our
most worshippable Sri Rupanuga Guru-varga in their exclusive dedication to
Mahabhav, Srimati Radharani."
|tirtha-phala sadhu-sanga,||sadhu-sange antaranga,
|yatha sadhu, tatha tirtha,||sthira kari’ nija-chitta,|
|sadhu-sanga kara nirantara|
The result of visiting a place of pilgrimage is sadhu-sanga (pure devotees’
association) and being drawn to the exclusive service of Sri Krishna. A place
of pilgrimage is where a sadhu (pure devotee) is. Always keep the association
of pure devotees and firmly fix your mind by such association.
|vaisnavera pada-dhuli||tahe mora snana-keli
|tarpana mora vaisnavera nama|
|vaisnavera uchchhista||tahe mora mano-nistha
|vaisnavera namete ullasa|
"The feet dust of the Vaishnavs is where I sport and take bath, Vaishnavs'
name is the water oblation. My mind is intently fixed upon the remnants of
Vaishnavs, and I am elated at the name of Vaishnavs."
gangara-parasa ha-ile paschate pavana
darsane pavitra kara—ei tomara guna
"If the Ganges touches someone, they are purified some time later; but one
becomes purified just by seeing you, O Vaishnava Thakur. Such is your power."
Their Lordships Sri Sri Guru Gauranga Gandharva Rasa Bihari jiu, as well as a Deity form of Srila B.R. Sridhar Dev-Goswami Maharaj
"Krishna was sitting once in Imlitala, Vrindavan. (If you go to
Vrindavan you can see near our temple there is a tamarind tree.) Krishna sat
under that tamarind tree and suddenly saw His reflection in the Yamuna. He
thought, "Oh, how beautiful I am! Why does Radharani cry seeing My beauty?
Why does She always chant My Name? I want to know what kind of taste She
always gets! I will come as a devotee, in Her form!" And Bhagavan Sri Krishna
came in this age of Kali as Radha-Krishna's combined form—as Gauranga
Mahaprabhu, taking the same colour as Srimati Radhika..."
The holy Yamuna River.
Sri Chir Ghat (the place where Lord Sri Krishna stole the garments of the gopis bathing in the Yamuna)
At Keshi Ghat (the place where Lord Sri Krishna slew a demon called Keshi
that assumed the form of a gigantic horse.)
Passing by: gates of Sri Jagannath Mandir
Next stop: Vishrambat (Vishram-sthan), a place where Mahaprabhu stopped to rest.
(At a next stop)
At Sri Kaliya-ghat:
You heard also about the Kaliya-daman-lila. Krishna floated in the
water for so long that He became very cold. His mother (vataslya-rasa)
took Him to the highest place in Vrindavan and summoned dvadas Surya,
twelve suns. One sun gives so much heat, but when twelve suns came all
together, there was so much heat that there started so much wild fire. All
Vraja basis, all devotees of Vrindavan became afraid, but Krishna's mother
kept Him there because Krishna was so cold, He was shaking and suffering so
much. When Krishna sensed that all devotees, all Vraja-basis, were very
afraid, He ate all the fire! After that, Yasoda Ma took Him home and gave Him
some hot milk because she was so worried, "My son is so cold!" When Krishna
touched the hot milk with His lips, He cried, "Ow!" Yasoda Ma was surprised,
"I have just now seen how You have eaten so much fire, and now You are scared
of some hot milk?!" Krishna said then quietly, "Have you seen it? Do not tell
anyone about it, OK?" (Yasoda's Darling Krishna)
At the next place: samadhi mandir and bhajan-kutir of Srila Prabodhananda Saraswati Thakur
The grand Temple of Srila Sanatan Goswami's Madan Mohan
Bhajan kutir of Srila Sanatan Goswami
Returning to Sri Chaitanya Saraswat Math.
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