ShreeNathji – Shree GovardhanNathji

Vraj Mandal – Brief details

Vraj Mandal is the original bhumi of Divine Shree RadhaKrishn, when They graced this earth in a human Form; as an Avtaar, more than 5250 years ago.

With the passing of time this Bhumi has been destroyed over and over again. As recorded in spiritual history, over the past 700 years various bhakti saints and messengers of God have appeared here again to reestablish the sacred dham. These various divine souls were graced by Shree RadhaKrishn, who granted them the diyva drishti (divine vision). Acting according to the Divine will they went in states of samadhi (trance) and visualized many leelas as happening right here. They were helped by Ishvariya shakti (Godly powers) to identify the various original leela sthals (leela spots) of the divine Shree RadhaKrishn.

Many of these leela sthali’s were reestablished again after the entire time lapse of thousands of years. This re discovering of the perfect sthals is what we know as the Vraj Mandal today. What we see is the physical, geographical area. The divine is not visible or felt unless it is the Divine Will and Grace.

Today what we have as Vraj Mandal is a gift from these pure rasik saints who in their highly meditative states had visions of the various leelas of ShreeKrishn and ShreeRadha Many saints did their tapasya here and were rewarded by Them with sacred symbols in the Form of Their Divine Charan (footprints).

Unfortunately this recently built Vraj Mandal was again the target of destruction by Moghul Kings who ruled India around 13-14 centuries. They wished to destroy all places of Hindu worship, and did manage to destroy many scriptures, along with the mandirs and Idols. During this vinash (destruction) period several of the reestablished divine spots – leela sthalis (divine play spots) were again destroyed. So what we have today as our known sacred spots may not all be really alive with the Presence of Live Urjas – ShreeRadhaKrishn- ShreeNathji Flowing Presence.

Though after this destruction, Vraj Mandal has been rebuilt in many ways and has more than 5000 temples, only a handful would be true places of worship where one can feel the Presence of The Divine Thakurjee.

The rest of the mandirs are only for tourists and a way to earn money for the locals.

Author : Abha Shahra Shyama

Mukharvind of ShreeNathji at Jatipura, Shri Govardhan
Moving from Giriraj Govardhan to Shri Nathdwara
Moving back from Shri Nathdwara to Vraj Mandal
ShreeNathji Appearance at Giriraj Govardhan in 1409AD
Vraj Mandal – Brief details