Some touching glimpses of the cows at the Goshala at Bhakti Dham, Mangarh, the birth place of Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj. During a talk on Gopastami 2013, Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj emphasized the importance of supporting the goshala because from the Vedas to Tulsidas Ramayan, it has been stated that the most noble thing a human being can do is to support the cows. Lets take the initiative and support the cows and the Goshala every and any way we can.
“Smile, open your eyes, and love” – Poem about Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj by Bhavana, Architecture Student and satsangee of Jagadguru Kripalu Ji Maharaj, Delhi
You can shed tears that he is gone
or you can smile because he had lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back
or you can open your eyes and see all he has left.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can cry and close your mind, be empty and turn your back
or you can do what he’d want: smile, open your eyes, and love.
Swami Ramdev, during his tribute at the Divine funeral of Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, praised him as a devtulya representative of Sanatan Dharma and commented: Kripaluji was not only Jagadguru, he was also my Guru. Watch video here.
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30th Nov: Akhand Sankirtan, Floral tribute by Brajwasis – Shyama Shyam Dham, Vrindavan
1st Dec: Pushpa Visarjan with Shobha Yatra – Vrindavan
2nd Dec: Brahma Bhoj – Prem Mandir, Vrindavan
3rd Dec: Sadhu Bhoj – Prem Mandir, Vrindavan
5th Dec: Vidhwa Bhoj – Prem Mandir, Vrindavan
6th Dec: Sadhu Bhoj – Rangeeli Mahal, Barsana
7th Dec: Vidhwa Bhoj – Rangeeli Mahal, Barsana
12th Dec: Pushpa Visarjan – Haridwar
16th Dec: Pushpa Visarjan – Gangasagar
18th Dec: Pushpa Visarjan – Puri
20th Dec: Pushpa Visarjan – Nabadwip
Program for January 2014
16th Jan: Pushpa Visarjan – Rameshwaram
19th Jan: Pushpa Visarjan – Nasik
20th Jan: Pushpa Visarjan – Dwarika
USA, November 19th, 2013 (Radha Madhav Dham): Dear Devotees and Supporters of Radha Madhav Dham, Radhey Radhey.The antim sanskar (last rite) of Jagadguru Shree KripaluJi Maharaj has concluded at Bhakti Dham, Mangarh in what can be described as one of the most devotional and peaceful ceremonies.
The day began with Arti in Bhakti Bhavan (satsang hall at Bhakti Dham). Amidst the sounds of Vedic hymns, conches and chants of the Radhey name, Shree Maharaj Ji was prepared for His last journey. Carrying Him on their shoulders, devotees performed parikrama of Bhakti Bhavan and placed Him on a chariot for a massive procession that was attended by tens of thousands of devotees. Performing parikrama of Bhakti Dham, the procession entered the courtyard of Bhakti Mandir. Shree Maharaj Ji was again carried by devotees as they performed parikrama of Bhakti Mandir and agonizingly brought Him to the pyre.
In this moment of extreme grief, it is natural for us to feel helpless and hopeless. We must, however, remind ourselves what an embodiment of inspiration Shree Maharaj Ji was and how He spent His entire life teaching, prodding and guiding souls to engage in selfless devotion to Radha Krishna. Following His inspiration, we must not forget to steadfastly continue our devotion and follow the path shown to us by Him.
As for the feeling of helplessness or hopelessness is concerned, though it is understandable, there should be no place for either in the devotees of Shree Maharaj Ji. Shree Maharaj Ji has said in His speeches that once a soul surrenders to a Guru and continues to maintain faith in Him, the Guru never leaves the soul. As long as we remain committed to the path of raganuga bhakti that has been shown to us by Shree Maharaj Ji and maintain our faith in Him, He was, is and will remain our Guru, our Divine Guide and our Divine Protector for not only this life but until we reach our goal of attaining Radha Krishna. He will continue to grace, guide and help us just as He did, and as we have experienced, when He was still on the earth yet not physically present with us.
In the days, months and years to come, we will work hard to spread Shree Maharaj Ji’s teachings as far and wide as possible. With increasing determination, we will strive to inspire others the way we’ve been inspired ourselves. We will continue to maintain and expand the vast charitable activities initiated by Shree Maharaj Ji and carried out by Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat. Radha Madhav Dham will continue to celebrate all major Hindu festivals, organize devotional intensives, and family camps. We will continue to welcome thousands of visitors, regardless of their background, with a commitment and desire to inspire in them the spark of selfless devotion to Radha Krishna. Overall, we will spare no efforts in sharing with others the immense devotional treasure Shree Maharaj Ji has endowed us.
Our winter family camp will be held from December 26 to 31 followed by 24 hour New Year nam sankirtan that will conclude on January 1. Our annual sadhana shivir (devotional intensive), as announced by Shree Maharaj Ji Himself during this year’s intensive, will be held every year for two weeks in the summer. The 2014 Radha Madhav Dham sadhana shivir will be held from June 28 to July 12. I hope to see you at one of our events soon.
As we all learn to live and perform the invaluable seva of carrying out Shree Maharaj Ji’s mission without His physical presence, I humbly seek your help and support for the activities of Radha Madhav Dham.
Jai Shree Radhey.
Chirag Patel, Ph.D.
Managing Member Radha Madhav Dham
With profound grief we inform all devotees that Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, who was the fifth original Jagadguru in the last 5000 years, brought his visible pastimes on the earth to a close and left for the Divine Abode of Shree Radha Krishna, on 15th November 2013.
Shree Maharajji, as he was lovingly called by his devotees all over the world, was the embodiment of Divine love. He revealed his Divine ecstacies in many thousands of kirtans, bhajans, and padas that he composed. He was also the veritable personification of the sacred knowledge of the Vedic scriptures, and his illuminating discourses were eagerly heard by crores of spiritual seekers around the world.
The establisher of divine monuments like Prem Mandir, Vrindavan, and Bhakti Mandir, Mangarh, Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj was an ocean of compassion, and he tirelessly worked for the spiritual upliftment of all humankind. His grace showered upon all fortunate souls who came in touch with him, irrespective of caste, creed, religion, country. The vast mission he established has hundreds of branches in many states of India and nations of the world. His charitable activities include establishment of numerous free hospitals, schools, colleges, and service projecs for the poor and needy.
His mortal remains will be placed at Bhakti Bhawan, Shree Bhakti Dham, Mangarh for the antim darshan by devotees and spiritual sadhaks from 8 am to 7 pm.
Let us always remember his divine message:
Shyama Shyam Nama Rupa Leela Guna Dhama,
Gao Rake Roop Dhyan Yukta Aathon Yama
This is the sovereign remedy for attaining God-realization in this age.