Details of ShreeNathji Mukharvind at Jatipura, Shri Govardhan

Shreeji lives in Vraj at Mathura on Giriraj Govardhan. His Mukharvind mandir is at the base of Girirajji, the place of His Pragatya.


Girirajji Mukharwind Parisar


Divine Mukharwind which is a part of Shri Govardhan


This is a Govardhan Shila which is also known as the Shringar Sthali,The Mukharvind of Giriraj Govardhan; according to the Vallabh Sampraday. Annakut Pujan is held here every year. Hundreds of bhakts visit daily and worship with milk and flowers etc. Many also begin their parikrama of Giriraj Govardhan from this point.


Mukharwind Darshan


Mukharwind Shayan darshans in winter


Tulsaji offered daily at Mukharwind


This Sthal is very very Alive with the Divine vibrations and energy.


After the Sandhya Aarti at His Nathdwara Mandir, ShreeNathji comes at the Mukharvind Mandir on Shri Govardhan to give Shayan Darshans. During this period, His Presence is very Live and can be felt by the receptive bhakts; so once the Shringar is complete no photography is allowed. Before this photographs can be taken.


The Mukharvind of Shreeji is decorated and worshipped every evening. It is believed to be Alive with His Presence.



Shreeji does Shayan here for six months every year. (Vasant Panchmi to Dussehra).

Again it is the bhao that matters, or else for most it would be just a piece of rock from a mountain.


Otherwise also, Shreeji loves His original Home, His sthan of Appearance; so in all possibility He must be spending a lot of His free time here at Vraj, which He loves and misses very much.


Jatipura located on the West of Giriraj Govardhan, was originally known as Yatipura. Though it was an uninhabited side, Shri Vallabh Acharya liked to live on this side of Girirajji as he found it easier to climb up for Shreeji’ seva.

Another name for a sadhu or sant is ‘Yati’, and anyone looking for Shri Vallabh was directed here, and people soon began calling it the place where the ‘Yati’ resides; hence the name Jatipura. In Vraj bhasha ‘Y’ is pronounced as ‘J’.


ShreeNathji mandir on Girirajji



The 14th Pusti marg Baithakji is located in front of the Mukharvind. It is from here that Shri Vallabh narrated the Bhagwadji to Girirajji.


Girirajji Parisar


Mahaprabhuji Baithakji Drashan


Besides the Mukharvind is Shri Gusainji’s tulsi kiyara. Shri Gusainji along with Shri Govind Swami had entered nitya lila; this is made in his memory.


Shri Gusainji bhavatmak Tulsi Kyara


A little ahead is the Dandvati Shila. It is believed to have been six feet tall when ShreeNathji left for Mewar. Due to the shraap given by Pulastya muni to Giriraj Govardhan it reduces in size each day. (Related varta is detailed in another chapter).This Dandvati shila is already in the earth and so the land around it has been dug for darshan.



There is Mahaprabhuji’s tulsi kiyara here. It represents the bhavatmak entrance to his nikunj.



Opposite the Dandvati shila was the mandir of Shree Mathureshji which was known as Girdhar Niwas. Shri Mathureshji is now in Kota.

There is the baithakji of Shri Gusainji here, as whenever he came for Seva, he also did Bhagvad parayan here.


Girdhar Niwas


Shri Gusainji Baithakji


Near Shri Gusainji’s baithakji is the baithakji of Shri Girdhariji, where he did Bhagvad Parayan. ShreeNathji had ordered him to make the seven swarup of his brothers and make them all sit together for the katha.



In front of the Dandvati shila is Gokulnathji’s mandir. Every year when he came from Gokul for

pujan at Shri Govardhan he lived here.


View from Shri Govardhan


Shri Gokulnathji mandir


Shree Madan Mohanji’s mandir is on the backside of Shri Mahaprabhuji’s baithak.


Nearby is GovardhanNathji and Shree Chandramaji’s mandir also.


ShreeNathji’s original mandir is situated on top of Giriraj Govardhan. This was originally built by the great bhakt Puranmal whom Shreeji had personally given a hukum to construct His mandir. Close to his His temple lies a pile of Shilas which mark His Pragatya Sthal on the Giriraj Govardhan.


Mandir built by Puranmal Khatri


ShreeNathji Chavi at Giriraj mandir


On the other side, the East of Giriraj Govardhan, at Anyor, is Saddu Pande’s house. Shreeji would come down from this side to play with Naro as well as the other Vrajvasi.


Shree Krishn is the only Incarnation who promised mankind of Appearing on earth as and when required. Shree Radha then also promised that whenever Shree Krishn Appeared on earth in whatever Form; as required by the circumstances, She will always accompany Him.


ShreeNathji, as He is worshipped has all the Forms within Him. After Shree RadhaKrishn physical Forms left the earth (about 5229 years ago {in 2017} ), a lot of changes came in; but the sacred bhumi Vraj Mandal was relocated and established by later saints who have been considered as messengers of the original form. They returned to restart the Divine play, and establish continuation of what Shree RadhaKrishn had started earlier.

The particular points and leela sthalis were identified by these divine souls; when in total samadhi states and as they entered this divine realm of the leelas. The total bhumi of Vraj is alive with the leelas of Shree RadhaKrishn and the Gopis on the divine love level; which are believed to be yet going on in the divine vibrational levels.


One of the most important divine play was the Govardhan leela. This is the sacred sthal from where ShreeNathji Appeared. As we all are aware of, the totality of Shree Krishn’s soul was complete only with ShreeRadha. Shree Krishn came in the outer physical form as Radha and Shyam.


This totality later came in the form of ShreeNathji. The total merging of these two souls are to be found within ShreeNathji. That is the reason today; He is considered the most powerful and Alive Form of God, Shree Krishn on this earth. ShreeRadha and ShreeKrishn are totally present within this Deity. A devotee desirous of closeness with Shree RadhaKrishn can do seva for Shreeji and get faster results.


ShreeNathji darshan as the Merged Swarup of Shree RadhaKrishn


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