Posted by: nimbarka | April 3, 2011

UPDATE : September 2011

Dear devotees!

Jay Jay Shri Radhe Shyaam!

It is the end of Shraadh Paksh and the Navaraatri Period is about to commence, so I have uploaded a brief report of a wondrous event – the ground breaking ceremony for SHRI NIMBARK DVAR on the Chattikara Road in Vrindavan, which you can access by clicking here or by clicking the relevant link on the right.

All Devotees are invited to the festivals to celebrate the 5107th Appearance Day of Bhagavan Shri Nimbarkacharya Ji Maharaj on Kaartik Poornima, 10th November 2011 with celebrations carrying on until the 15th November 2011 in Vrindavan Dham.

Swami Shri Rajendradas Ji Maharaj of the Maluk Pith in Vrindavan will be giving Shri Garga Samhita Katha for 5 days at Shri Golok Dham Ashram, Gaushalla Nagar (Behind Shri Ram Mandir/Krishna Pranami Mandir) near Atalla Chungi, Shridham Vrindavan. I will post the exact timings soon. It promises to be an immensely Rasika Katha! 

Check out Shri Sadgurudev Ji’s Rajasthan Yatra by clicking here, and the Patotsava of Shri Golok Dham Ashram in Shridham Vrindavan, by clicking here.

The Vedic Yagya, Shri Golok Ganga Mahayagya, was celebrated on the banks of the Ganga ji in Haridwar for Maghi Purnima, that featured many special sevas, archanas and dignitaries which can be seen by clicking here

A write up & Pictures of the events for the 7th Patotsava Anniversary can be found by clicking HERE. Sorry for some side-ways photos… I’m still getting used to the new wordpress interface, not to mention my lack of tech-savvy. Seriously – anyone who would like to help please get in contact!

You can still check out the November 2010 celebrations for Shri Nimbark Jayanti if you haven’t already.The page is accessible by clicking here, and on the right hand side under 2010.

I hope you are all doing well on your spiritual journeys to the Supreme :)

JAY JAY SHRI RADHE SHYAM!

From time immemorial, the wise have saught the ultimate truth. In ancient Bharata, the Land of the Nobles, the Vedic Seers delved deep into the glory of the unpercievable world. They returned with the immortal verses of the Veda. Yet, due to the passage of time, most of the philosophical parts have dissappeared, leaving only the ritualistic portion. The philosophical conclusions to the Veda are found in the Upanishads. The teachings therein are referred to as the teachings of Vedanta. Due to the highly incomprehendable nature of the subject matter (God!), an incarnation known as Sri Veda Vyasa descended upon the earth at the beginning of Kali Yuga and composed the Vedanta Sutras:- the Aphorisms on the Supreme.

In this day and age, assailed with useless knowledge and an incapacity of focusing on one topic for any useful length of time, the five main Sampradaya Pravartaka Acharyas (the Founding Acharyas of the Five main Vedantic traditions or Sampradayas) provided the main interpretations upon which even a dullard like myself may be able to comprehend the timeless teachings of the ancient Seers regarding the one unifying principle – Parabrahman – God Almighty.

Four of the main Sampradaya Pravartaka Acharyas are Vaishnava: Sri Nimbarkacharya (50 years prior to Shankaracharya – therefore either ca.500BCE or 7/8CE, though traditionally he is thought to have been incarnated 5104 years ago), Ramanuja (11th Century CE), Madhva (13th Century CE) and Vallabha (16th Century). Sri Shankaracharya (8th Century CE) is Smarta (a monist philosophy focused on approaching the Lord through initially pantheism and then extreme monism).

All the Vedantic Sampradayas were established by the Lord Himself, representing the many valid views that He has allowed us to view Him. The strength of Vedic Dharma is that it is a synthesis of completely different philosophies which work (mostly) in harmony to preserve the scripturally endorsed science of the Lord against the superstitious multitude which have sprung up for their own fame and profit.

Bhagavan Shri Nimbarkacharya Ji Maharaj

Bhagavan Shri Nimbarkacharya Ji

Sri Nimbarkacharya is the incarnation of the Sudarshana Chakra of God Almighty Sri Radha Krsna, who appeared on the earth 50 years prior to the advent of Sri Shankaracharya. Sri Nimbarkacharya was the first to scripturally prove that the highest essence of God was Sri Radha Krsna, and that scripturally informed devotion is the only way to achieve liberation from suffering and enter into ceaseless bliss.

Bhagavan Sri Nimbarkacharya Ji

The Lord has taken pity on this lowly servant by allowing me initiation into this wonderful treasure-trove of relatively unexplored knowledge, wisdom and spirituality through the medium of the most revered, His Divine Grace Dharmaratna Swami Shri Gopal Sharan Devacharya Ji Maharaj, the founder of Shri Golok Dham Ashram in Vrindavan and New Delhi. He is the 52nd Spiritual Master in the scripturally authorised tradition of the Nimbarka Sampradaya in the sub-devision of the Svabhurama Devacharya Dvara.

HDG 'Dharmaratna' Swami Shri Gopal Sharan Devacharya Ji Maharaj

On these few pages, I hope to present some day-to-day updates on Shri Golok Dham and Shri Sadgurudev Ji Maharaj’s activities, together with any new research that I can make available regarding our wonderful Sampradaya.

Radhe Krsna Radhe Krsna, Krsna Krsna Radhe Radhe|

Radhe Syama Radhe Syama, Syama Syama Radhe Radhe||

Jay Jay Shri Radhe Shyam!!!

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