Katha by Gurudev At Barsana



Om namo Bhagavate Girirajai!

Krsna was only 7 years old. At that age he gave some instructions to his father.

SB 10.24.25
tasmad gavam brahmananam
adres carabhyatam makhah
ya indra-yaga-sambharas
tair ayam sadhyatam makhah

Therefore may a sacrifice for the pleasure of the cows, the brahmanas and Govardhana Hill begin! With all the paraphernalia collected for worshiping Indra, let this sacrifice be performed instead.

All elderly folks have assembled and they are preparing for some Yajna and worship like every year.
Krsna asked to his father, What’s going on Baba??

They said we are preparing for Indra puja.

kamais tais tair hrta-jnanah
prapadyante ’nya-devatah
tam tam niyamam asthaya
prakrtya niyatah svaya (BG 7.20)

Those whose intelligence has been stolen by material desires surrender unto demigods and follow the particular rules and regulations of worship according to their own natures.

Lord is always Lord at any age.
Nanda baba once told Krsna to bring his shoes. But Krsna could not lift them, he used his both hands to lift them and kept on his head as they were very happy.
This happened at the age of 3.5 years and now he is 7 years old and he is going to lift Govardhan. I mean to tell Lord is always lord at any age.

SB 10.24.30
etan mama matam tata
kriyatam yadi rocate
ayam go-brahmanadrinam
mahyam ca dayito makhah

This is My idea, O father, and you may carry it out if it appeals to you. Such a sacrifice will be very dear to the cows, the brahmanas and Govardhana Hill, and also to Me.

Like Krsna has said to Arjuna in the Gita,

iti te jnanam akhyatam
guhyad guhya-taram maya
vimrsyaitad asesena
yathecchasi tatha kuru (Bg. 18.63)

Thus I have explained to you knowledge which is still more confidential. Deliberate on this fully, and then do what you wish to do.

Then Arjuna said,

arjuna uvaca
nasto mohah smrtir labdha
tvat-prasadan mayacyuta
sthito ’smi gata-sandehah
karisye vacanam tava (BG 18.73)

Arjuna said: My dear Krsna, O infallible one, my illusion is now gone. I have regained my memory by Your mercy. I am now firm and free from doubt and am prepared to act according to Your instructions.

You all don’t have to do other preparations you can use the same material. So they reached Anyor village for Govardhan Puja. Brajvasis had done Indra puja for so many years. But he never appeared.

So Brajavasis were happy as Govardhan was present there personally to accept their puja.

sri-bhagavan uvaca
kalo ’smi loka-ksaya-krt pravrddho
lokan samahartum iha pravrttah
rte ’pi tvam na bhavisyanti sarve
ye ’vasthitah praty-anikesu yodhah (Bg. 11.32)

The Supreme Personality of Godhead said: Time I am, the great destroyer of the worlds, and I have come here to destroy all people. With the exception of you [the Pandavas], all the soldiers here on both sides will be slain.

Krsna and Balaram both were present there and they were worshiping themselves.

Today’s festival is called as Annakuta.

Anna is food and Kuta is mountain like Citrakuta, Kuta is mountain.

So today Brajavasis had made a big mountain of Anna. There was khira and soup.

Giriraj was honoring the bhoga with his own hands. There is a possibility, he must have become sahastra bahu.

On the spot they are milking the cows and making Khira. Because Giriraj was asking anayor-anayor. Is there anything more.
The Lord does not have a microphone. He does not need it.

His vani was spreading all over. The Lord was asking for more. Bring me more. If lord is Annata so there is no end to his demands.

There is a possibility that lord was offered everything but not Tulsi patra. So one devotee offered Tulsi to lord.

Lord said, Oh I’m satisfied now thank you.

sv-alankrta bhuktavantah
sv-anuliptah su-vasasah
pradaksinam ca kuruta
go-vipranala-parvatan (SB 10.24.29)

Translation: After everyone has eaten to his satisfaction, you should all dress and decorate yourselves handsomely, smear your bodies with sandalwood paste and then circumambulate the cows, the brahmanas, the sacrificial fires and Govardhana Hill.

It’s said that after honoring bhoga some particles were fixed in his teeth. So he was giving big bamboos to clean his teeth.

So many tooth-picks can be made by those Bamboos..like this is our lord Krsna.
So after the festival, all did Govardhan circumambulation pradakshina. Right now lakhs of people are doing Govardhan Parikrama. We will do Parikrama here.

Krsna and Balaram did Parikrama. All Brajvasis did Parikrama. Old folks did Parikrama in a bullock cart. Some people do abhishek of Govardhan while doing Parikrama.

Caitanya mahaprabhu ki jai!

Caitanya Mahaprabhu also did Vraja Mandal Parikrama and also Govardhan Parikrama.
The shape of Govardhan is like a peacock. Radhakunda and Shyamkund are his eyes.

We start from Radhakunda, there is neck of peacock.

As Caitanya Mahaprabhu moved ahead from Kusum Sarovar, he had darshana of Govardhan he ran towards and embraced Govardhan and all Ashta Vikar developed. In this way Caitanya Mahaprabhu is doing Aradhana of Govardhan.

hantayam adrir abala hari-dasa-varyo
yad rama-krsna-carana-sparasa-pramodah
manam tanoti saha-go-ganayos tayor yat
paniya-suyavasa-kandara-kandamulaih (SB 10.21.18)

Of all the devotees, this Govardhana Hill is the best! O my friends, this hill supplies Krsna and Balar?ma, along with Their calves, cows and cowherd friends, with all kinds of necessities — water for drinking, very soft grass, caves, fruits, flowers and vegetables. In this way the hill offers respects to the Lord. Being touched by the lotus feet of Krsna and Balar?ma, Govardhana Hill appears very jubilant.

Gopis says Giriraj is harisasya varya. Giriraj is lord.

As Krsna Balaram walk on it, Giriraj feels joy and happiness. Caitanya Mahaprabhu as he was doing Parikrama he developed Ashtavikar.
Some people do Dandavati Parikrama. Caitanya Mahaprabhu is rolling in the dust and again get up and again roll in dust. So he must have done Dandavati Parikrama.

And he was also doing abhishek with what, you know?? Did he bring any water from anywhere??

He did with his tears.
In kirtana also he, Mahaprabhu would develop Ashta Vikar.

mahapraboh kirtana-nritya-gita-
vaditra-madyan-manaso rasena
vande guroh sri-charanaravindam

Translation: Chanting the holy name, dancing in ecstasy, singing, and playing musical instruments, the spiritual master is always gladdened by the sankirtana movement of Lord Caitanya Mahaprabhu. Because he is relishing the mellows of pure devotion within his mind, sometimes his hair stands on end, he feels quivering in his body, and tears flow from his eyes like waves. I offer my respectful obeisances unto the lotus feet of such a spiritual master.

In kirtan he would bath all the assembled devotees with his tears.

So like that Caitanya Mahaprabhu was doing abhishek of Giriraj.
Instructions of Gita are also for all of us.
We will do Go-puja.

namo brahmanya-devaya
go-brahmana-hitaya ca
jagad-dhitaya krsnaya
govind?ya namo namah

Translation: “My Lord, You are the well-wisher of the cows and the br?hma?as, and You are the well-wisher of the entire human society and world.” (Visnu Purana 1.19.65)

Also Brahman puja we will do and distribute the anakuta prasad. That will be Vaishnava seva.
Also you all can ask for forgiveness from the devotees you offended knowingly or unknowingly.

vancha-kalpatarubhyash cha
kripa-sindhubhya eva cha
patitanam pavanebhyo
vaishnavebhyo namo namaha

Translation: I offer my respectful obeisances unto the Vaishnava devotees of the Lord. They are just like desire trees and can fulfill the desires of everyone, and they are full of compassion for the fallen conditioned souls.

So the same opportunity we have of doing Govardhan puja as the Brajavasis. And like that one day we will become Brajavasis and then one day enter nitya lila of Lord.

Nitai Gaura Premanande hari hari Bol!

On 18 dec Suvarna and Neelam Mataji are getting the blessing of Gurudev and they are getting initiated.
Plz pray for them.

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