For the first time in temple history a meeting between Thakurji and Mahadev was organised during the ‘seva mahotsav’. ‘Nauka Vihar’ was also set up after a long gap of 190 years.
Seva Mahotsav: Radharaman Lal meets Baba Barfani
2020-07-13 (VT): As part of the ongoing 21-day ‘seva mahotsav’ at the ancient Shri
Radharaman temple in Vrindavan, many religious and cultural programs are being
organised every day. Grand Phul Banglas
(flower mansions) and Jhankis (tableaux) where Thakurji can perform
His lilas are erected in the premises.
The ‘seva mahotsav’ however turned out to be
special this year due to the voluntary lockdown being followed by all main
temples in Vrindavan. With the foyer being empty, a lot of space was available
for the Jhankis, which made it
possible to organise a grand meeting between Radharaman and Baba Barfani for
the first time in the temple’s history.
Mandir sevayat Shriman
Madhvagaudeshwar Vaishnavacharya Pundarik Goswami described this beautiful lila as the meeting of Parabrahman and Shabd Brahman. It assumes greater significance since this is the
auspicious month of Shraavan which is
dedicated to the Mahadev.
While Radhraman sat
pretty in His Phul Bangla, Mahadev,
represented by an ice shivling, occupied
the freezing Kailash (made in the
foyer using coloured ice) with His entire family. A grand ‘chappan bhog’ was organised amidst a backdrop of the Govardhan foothills.
Yet another attraction
of this year’s seva mahotsav was ‘nauka vihar’ (boat ride). It was last
held 190 years ago!
restrictions are keeping devotees from coming to the temple, Thakurji is
blessing them with online darshan
through the temple’s social media accounts. Similarly, His bhakts are trying their best to reach out to Him with their sangeet (song) and nritya (dance) sevas
using the medium. MP Hema Malini has also expressed her desire to offer an
online ‘bhavanjali’ to Shri