Welcome to Shri Banke Bihari Temple, Vrindavan
Brij Dham-Vrindavan Dham
A few moments before he chose to give up the mortal
body in favour of reunion to the universal self, Pitamah Bhishm spoke to Yudhishthir about the glory of Lord Krishna. The
concluding remarks of this dialogue were:
N vasudev bhaktanam ashubham viddyate kwachit
Janm mrityu jara vyadhi bhayam naivopjayate
न वासुदेवभक्तानामशुभं विद्यते क्वचित् ।
That is, nothing inauspicious, even in traces exists for the devotees of Lord Vasudev Krishna. The devotee need not be
afraid of the rigors of birth, death, old age or the diseases.
जन्ममृत्युजराव्याधि भयं नैवोपजायते॥
How could he spoke so emphatically in presence of Lord Krishna Himself? Because Krishna Himself told Arjun only a few days
back, at the time of opening of the Great War:
Sarva dharman parityajya mamekam sharanam vraj
Ahm tvam sarva papebhyo mokshyayishyami ma shuchi
सर्वधर्मान्परित्यज्य मामेकं शरणं व्रज।
That is, giving up all your duties and affiliations surrender to me. I shall get you relieved of all your sins, do not
This is the abstract of the abstract of Shrimad bhagvat gita - do not worry, surrender to me.
Surrender is the outstanding feature of devotion, bhakti. But this bhakti itself evades the seeker and is not easily
In the land of Brijmandal, particularly Vrindavan, Bhakti and specially Madury Bhakti is achieved effortlessly. As Shrimad
bhagvat Mahapuran says:
अहं त्वां सर्वपापेभ्यो मोक्षयिष्यामि मा शुचः||
Dhanyam vrindavanam ten bhaktirnrityati yatra ch
धन्यम् वृंदावनम् तेन भर्क्तिनृत्यति यात्रा च ||
That is, blessed is the land of Vrindavan where devotion is in full bloom..........
So a mental pilgrimage to Vrindavan is a very satisfying experience granting you peace.
In Vrindavan, most revered Thakur Shri Banke Bihariji Maharaj is the embodiment of Madhury bhakti.
As Swami Shri Haridas writes:
Prem samudra, roop ras gahre, kaise pavon thah
प्रेम समुद्र रूप रस गहरे, कैसे पाऊँ थाह ||
That is, You (Lord Shri Banke Bihariji Maharaj) are the ocean of love, the cosmic beauty and eternal bliss of this ocean is
so deep that nobody can measure it.
So, why just stand on the banks of this ocean when you have the opportunity to enter in and take a plunge.
This site is cyberhome of Thakur Shri Banke Bihariji Maharaj.
All are welcome here to experience the proximity of Lord by crossing over the long distances mentally.
About Shri Banke Bihari ji & Temple
The Bankey Bihari temple, in Vrindavan is amongst the holiest and
famous temples of Krishna in World. Shri Swami Haridas got Bankey
bihari ji appeared in Nidhivan. The idol of Thakur Ji is much older
and was worshipped in Nidhivan till 1863....
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About Swami Shri Haridas ji
Swami Haridas ji was born to Shri Ashudhir and his wife Smt.
Gangadevi on the day of Radha Ashtami i.e. eighth day of second (bright)
fortnight of Bhadrapad month of the year 1535 Vikrami(1478 A.D.). He was
born in a small village, now known as Haridaspur....
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