“Live” Darshan Anubhuti





Details of the “Divya Darshan”

It is Thursday, Siddhi  Yog, We have made a program for visiting Giriraj Govardhan and Radhakund. At Shri Govardhan, our first stop is at a mandir which is the original house of Saddhu Pande and Naro, whose cow Dhumar had gone up on the Giriraj to feed milk to ShreeNathji. We do darshans, take Prasad and contribute to the Gaushala. Shri Mahaprabhuji’s baithakji is also here.

From here we proceed for Jatipura at the ‘Mukharvind’ of Shreeji, where His pujan is done similar to darshans at Nathdwara. Bhakts are allowed to personally do the pujan, offer bhog and tilak. (Details are there later in the page)

As there is a huge crowd, we book our pujan and have to wait nearly an hour, for my turn. Our punda Ashok waits here with us, to assist in the pujan.

As my turn came, I realize how long I had been waiting for the occasion; when I could touch ShreejiBaba directly. Today this strong desire and wish is being fulfilled in a different way AGAIN.

Ashok helps me with the divine pujan, Abhishek of Shree Thakurjee, GovardhanNathji. As I wash the sacred Mukhar, I find myself experiencing over whelming bhao and devotion. The Presence is tremendous. We do Abhishek of the Pavitra Shila that represents the ‘Mukharvind’ of ShreejiBaba.

I am overjoyed that I could actually touch and bathe Shreeji. If one can bring the right kind of emotions and shraddha, it becomes possible to feel the Divine Presence in that moment. Then I did pujan with Tilak, offered Uparna and Dhoti, then offered mithai and mogramala’s. The mogramala’s and mithai come back to us as Shreeji’s Prasad. It is the first time I saw Sudhirbhai put a tilak and wear a mala. Gurushree was the photographer as he took pictures of the Pujan.

In all of the pictures, as Gurushree showed me later, there are darshans of Bal Swarup ShreeKrishn, as “Lalan”, looking upwards watching me do the Tilak on His Mukharvind. Darshans are very clearly visible, in the sequence of photos (there are seven pictures). The darshans are so “Live”, that we can see Shreeji shaking as I pour water on Him for Snan. We can also see Him looking downwards as we offer Him a Dhoti.


At Gurushree’s request ShreeNathji, in His Lalan Swarup Appears for the pujan time from His Mukharvind at Jatipura. They share the Sakha bhao to the fullest, and I have been a witness to many such miraculous Plays of the Divine with Gurushree.

These miraculous photos are shown to me only in 2008, after we had uploaded ShreeNathji website for Him. It is according to a commitment made by Gurushree to Shreeji at the time of pujan, (That he will not show me darshan in the photograph till He gives Hukum). Gurushree requests Shreeji to grant darshans, when I am doing the pujan. He requests Him, that Abha has come with a lot of bhao and faith, so please go stand there on your Mukharvind when Abha does Your pujan. Shreeji always listens to what Gurushree says. Shreeji and Gurushree continue to have a dialogue when I am doing the Pujan vidhi. Shreeji does exactly as Gurushree requests all through the pujan. In fact He lets Gurushree take photos also, and Appears in the photos perfectly. Shree Thakurjee remains still at the request of Gurushree.

He now asks Gurushree to make a commitment that he will not tell me about this happening till Shreeji tells him to let me know.

In pure presence of Gurushree, the entire atmosphere changes. His aura purifies the surroundings and makes possible for the Divine to be present in a very live Form and accept sewa.

From here we proceed to the spot from where we can climb up on the Giriraj. We reach the actual spot where the cow Dhumar, fed milk directly to ShreeNathji. As it is 12.00 in the noon, its extremely hot with the temperature of 46*C.

The Giriraj is burning, and it takes some persuasion from Gurushree, for me to want to climb up; we have taken off our chappals, and it is like walking on hot coals. Miraculously, once on the exact spot of Shreeji Pragatya, it is a totally different feeling. At my request we all decided to sit for a while and though it being very hot, the peace experienced there is out worldly. If Gurushree Sudhirbhai had not insisted to leave I don’t think I would want to getup in a hurry. May be Shreeji has accompanied us up here and enjoys Himself at His Appearance Sthal.

We are able to see Naro’s house too, and the maarg from where she climbed up to play with Shreeji. We do darshans of Shreeji’s mandir on Govardhan. This was originaly built by Shri Puranmall, which later was done Jirnodhar by Shri Ramesh Mathuradas Girdhar in SV 2059, according to the plaque put up on the mandir entry.

Once down we have to bow and ask forgiveness for having stepped on the sacred Giriraj. (It is called our Mahabhao of wanting to sit here for sometime in devotion for Shreeji who had appeared from here).

Author : Abha Shahra Shyama

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