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Details of ShreeNathji Mukharvind at Jatipura, Shri Govardhan - 2

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

This Mukharwind is a Govardhan Shila and 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.

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.

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.

Shreeji loves Giriraj Govardhan, 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’s seva.

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

The14th Pusti marg Baithakjiis located in front of the Mukharvind. It is from here that Shri Vallabh narrated Bhagwadji to Girirajji.

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.

A little ahead is theDandvati 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 isMahaprabhuji’s tulsi kiyarahere. It represents the bhavatmak entrance to his nikunj.

Opposite the Dandvat shila was the mandir ofShree Mathureshjiwhich was known as Girdhar Niwas. Shri Mathureshji is now in Kota.

There is thebaithakji of Shri Gusainjihere, as whenever he came for Seva, he also did Bhagvad parayan here.

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.

There is a big door in front of the Dandvati shila. Near this is Gokulnathji’s mandir. Every year when he came for the pujan at Shri Govardhan from Gokul, he lived here

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.

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; and are believed to be yet going on in the divine vibrational levels.

One of the most important play was the Govardhan leela. As we all are aware of, the totality of ShreeKrishn’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

He is also lovingly called Dev Daman, Indra Daman, Naag Daman by His bhakts. His full name as known to the Vrajwasis was ‘Shree GovardhanNathji’.

Bhakts in their prem for Him also call Him, ‘Shreeji Baba’.

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