Gallery

Jhankia & Time Table

 

 Social Activities

Hindi

 Vishesh  KIRITAN e - Pooja Online
  THE DEVOTION OF  JAIPUR

 
Home  
        

  The
History
 Adhya Shakti
Radha Rani
 Governance
 Aims 
 The Palace
Converted to Temple

 Donations

 Genealogy

 Shringar

 Festivals

 Sewa Paddati
Other
Temple

 * THE DIVINE ARRIVAL *

OF

THAKUR SHRI RADHA GOVIND DEVJI MAHARAJ

TO JAIPUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                       

              


 

 

Whenever human intellectual or visionary forces get blurred or obscured by the clouds of doubts, distrust or dismay they find their way in the Lotus Feet of This INFINITY.

 

GOVIND, the Ocean of Mercy and Affection, never lets them fail. The keys of Universal peace, Universal love, Universal Fraternity AND Redemption from the path of error are delivered to the humanity with the DIVINE Solace continuously being showered from the Lotus Palm of Thakur Shri Govind Devji Maharj, Jaipur.

 

The  History  of  Jaipur  was  enriched  with a  Golden  Page When before laying of Foundation Stone of Jaipur, On Basant Panchmi Thakur Shri Radha-Govind Devji Maharaj Enshrined in Jai Niwas Gardens ( Mandir Shri Govind Devji Maharaj ) .......The Divine Delight of HIS Presence and The Perennial Fountain of Spritual Solace started Gliding Across the Atmosphere !!

 

AND IT WAS ALSO BEGINING OF A NEW ERA; Under the DIVINE Patronage of Lord GOVINDDEVJI, on18th November, 1727  the foundation stone of Jaipur was laid at Gangapole.  The Kachhwaha Dynasty of the Rulers of Erstwhile Amer Kingdom who laid the foundation of JAIPUR, The Pink City of India, SUBMITTED THEMSELVES To The Lotus Feet Of Thakur GOVIND DEVJI Maharaj.  They Acclaimed GOVIND As The Sovereign King Of This Kingdom And surrendered themselves as the subservient courtiers to HIM.  King Raja Sawai Jaisingh got inscribed in his Sovereign Seal "Shri Govinddev Charan, Sawai Jaisingh Sharan".


Today though HE physically resides in this Temple, Practically HE is in the Breaths of The People.  HE is Their Faith, Their Inspiration, Their Shelter!!!  HE is Their Friend, Philosopher & Guide!  HE is not only a Sacred Image of Worship; But HE lives in them and The People Live in HIM. In HIM Somebody finds his Brother, Somebody his Friend (Sakha), yet Somebody else his Medicine and So On ...............!!!    "The Aradhya Deva of Jaipur", Lord Govind Devji Majharaj  cannot be seen separately from the life of people of Jaipur.   

 

The number of Devotees visiting the Temple daily runs to Thousands and to Lakhs on Festive Days. Large number of people of Vaishnava Discipline from Bengal, Bihar, Manipur & Assam come here to pay their homage & take a dive into this Celestial Stream of  Boons & Blessings !   Celebrities feel it their proud privilege to perform before HIM   !!!

The Manifestation story of  'GOVIND' descends from the GOLDEN CORRIDORS OF Ancient Indian Heritage.  As is the Legend, the Holy Image of Lord Govind Devji was also called "BAJRAKRIT" communicating thereby that it was created by Bajranabh – The Great Grand Son of Lord Shri Krishna. 

 SOME 5,600 YEARS BACK WHEN SHRI BAJRANABH WAS AROUND 13 YEARS OF AGE, he asked his Grand Mother(daughter-in-law of Lord Krishna) as to how Lord Shri Krishna looked like; and made an image as per the description given by her mother.  She however, said that not all but the Feet of that image looked like those of Lord Shri Krishna.  He made another image, yet this time again she said that only the Chest looked like that of Lord Shri Krishna.  Thereafter, He made  Third Image and looking at the same she felt Blush and Nodded that yes that was what Lord Shri Krishna Looked Like..!!!  The First One came to be known with the Name Lord "Madan Mohanji".  The Second One got recognition as Lord "GOPI NATHJI".  AND the Third One, The LIVE Divine Majestic Holy Image is LORD "GOVIND DEVJI", The One whom we all call “ARADHYA DEV OF JAIPUR”.    

With passing of ages the glories of the Indian Culture were being forgotten and the sands of time kept piling up.  Togetherwith every other thing these pious divine images were also lost from the memories of people. Some 500  years ago Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu took his birth on the Indian Soil and did the massive work to remove the layers of ignorance & infuse back in our lives the forgotten vitality of great grand Indian Past....

Vrindavn Dham had become almost a Jungle by the early 16th Century.  No trace of the original place was left at the site.  Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu had visited the site in 1514 A.D. and had discovered some of the places mentioned in the Bhagvat Purana.  But he was not able to stay here long enough to bring out the complete Glory of The Place.

 

Before the reign of Emperor Akbar, On the behest of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, his immediate   disciples, two brothers Shri Roop Goswami & Shri Sanatan Goswami came to Vrindaban to Spread the Doctrines of Vaishnavism & to discover the lost holy sites.  

To revitalize the principles of True Love & Devotion and re-establish the glorious identity of this land of  Lord Krishna, they  were later joined by their nephew shri

 
Jeeva  Goswami   &   others, viz.,    Shri   Raghunath   Bhatt,  Shri  Raghunath  Das  and   Shri   Gopal Bhatt.     These six  distinguished  disciples  of  Chaitanya Mahaprabhuji later  gained  the   name   of "SHAD GOSWAMI"  (The Six Goswamis).  

Shri Jeev Goswami

Shri Raghunath Bhatt

Shri Raghunath Das

Shri Gopal Bhatt

It  was   while   His   Holiness   Shri Roop   Goswami   was  residing   in  Vrindaban  & preaching   the   Doctrines    of    Vaishnavism   that  coming into  his  Divine  Dreams, LORD   GOVIND  DEVJI   Revealed HIMSELF to him at GOMA TEELA in Vrindaban, on Basant Panchami in the year 1525.

The news of  Manifestation of  Lord Govind Devji to Shri Roop Goswami was immediately sent  to CHAITANYA MAHAPRABHUJI (GAURANG MAHAPRABHU) in Nilachal at Orrissa so that He should come to Vrindaban.  However, Due to his illness, Mahaprabhuji made a small image of eight metals (Ashtadhatu) depicting himself for the purpose of Getting 'Darshana' and injected his Divine Power into the image.  He sent this     image of him with his closely trusted & beloved Shriman Kashishwar Pandit Mahodaya to Vrindaban.  The Image was given a holy bath (Abhishek) and was placed on the Right of Lord Govind Devji.  It gained the name of Thakur Shri Gaur Govind .  It is believed that thereafter in a span of a year Mahaprabhuji entered inside the temple of Lord JAGANNATHJI in Puri enchanting the Harinam Sankirtan AND merged his being into  the Divinity.

 

The Great Founder of the Madhviya Gauria Sampradaya, 1008 Shri Chaitanya Dev  Mahaprabhu  is believed to be the spiritual incarnation  of Lord Shri Krishna Himself  and thereby goes the saying :

                            

He had a unique white golden complexion and, therefore, gained the name of "Gaurang Deva".  "Gaur" was his popular name.  After Him ‘Bengal’ came to be known as 'Gaur Desh' as well.  Nitai was his elder brother.  He was born in Navadwipa ( West Bengal) at Mayapur on Phalgun Purnima in 1486 A.D..  Therefrom   begins   the   History of   This   Glorious  Heritage  which  this Thikana of Mandir Shri Govind Devji Maharaj continues to uphold !

 

The Imperial Divine Majesty of Lord Govind Devji Maharaj and both the brothers, Roop & Sanatan Goswami commanded a great influence over the Native Princes and the Moghul Emperor Akabar, so much so that the Emperor Akbar felt himself dignified in Bestowing 135 Bighas of Land of Vrindaban to Thakur Shri Govind Devji Maharaj ! 

 

In  the  year 1590,  the 34th year  of  the  reign of  Akbar,  under  the  directions of  the  Goswamis,

Maharaja  Man  Singh  of  Amber,  the Renowned  Governor  in  the  Days  of Emperor Akbar,  built  the  Famous  Red  Sand  Stone  Temple  at Vrindaban, U.P.,  at  the  same  spot  ( i.e., GOMA -TEELA )  where  LORD  GOVIND  DEVJI Manifested  HIMSELF  to  Shri Roop Goswami.   The  Divine  Sacred Image of GOVIND DEVJI MAHARAJ  was  Consecrated  in  the  Temple  under  the  Sole

Sewa of  the then Sewadhikar,  Shri Hari Das Goswami,  the  2nd in the Chain of  Sewadhikaris.

 

INCLUSION OF THE DIVINE IMAGE OF ADHYA SHAKTI RADHA RANI:

                                                                                                               

                                   

The Sacred Image of Radha Rani as the saying goes, was earlier in Vrindaban and known as one of the incarnations of Divine Goddess Shakti.  For the reasons of security from the growing danger of yavanas, a brahamin named "Vrihadbhanu” took the Divine Image to Radhanagar in Orissa.  After the death of Vrihadbhanu, The King of Orissa, Prataprudra established the Divine Image in a place called Chakravedh in Puri where it gained fame as "Laxmi Thakurani".  After Prataprudra, When King Purushottam of Orrisa    (Son of  Raja Prataprudra) learned about the Appearance of the image of  Lord Govind Devji in Vrindaban, he sent this Divine Image which actually was of  Shakti Swaroopa Radha Rani, to Vrindaban.  He occasioned the marriage of  Radha Rani with Lord Govind Devji Maharaj with a lot of pomp in Samvat 1690 (The year 1633);   AND The Adhya Shakti Radha Rani's Sacred Image was placed to the left of Lord Govind Devji.

back to top        

In the Year 1669 A.D. , during the reign of Aurangzeb when religious fanaticism was at its height,  Shri Shiva Ram Goswami, the then Sole Sewadhikari of Lord Govind Devji Maharaj, shifted the Divine Holy Images under the protection of the then Amber Ruler, First to Kama Via Barsana, Radhakund AND THEN to Govindpura Village (Ropara ).  The Images reached Kanak Vrindavan (in Amer valley) in 1714 and were taken uphill to Jainiwas (Amer) in 1715.   Finally,  The Divine Holy Images   were enshrined in  "Suraj Mahal" of the City Palace (The Present Temple Premises) in Jai Niwas Gardens. 

 

As per a popular saying the choice of this place was made by LORD GOVIND DEVJI HIMSELF.  King

Sawai Jai Singh the founder of Jaipur lived in "Suraj Mahal". One night he dreamt that 'this place was meant for THE DIVINITY and he should leave it'.   The next day under the guidance of the then Goswamiji, he left the place and went to  "Chandra Mahal".   Before the foundation of Jaipur was laid,  Lord Govind Devji enshrined in Suraj Mahal and it became “The Temple”.  

back to top        

Inclusion of Sakhis ( Female Friends ): On Asoj Budi 11, Samwat 1784 (Hindi Month)  [The year 1727], the Image of Sakhi Vishakha was offered by Maharaja Jai Singhji (Second) of Jaipur for Itra sewa (b= lsok  - offering Perfume ) and placed on the left hand side of Radha Govind Devji. Afterwards  in Samwat 1858  [ The year 1801 ],  Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singhji offered the image of Sakhi Lalita for  Tambul   Sewa (rkEcwy lsok offering Beetle Leaves). The Image was placed on the Right Hand  Side of Radha Govind Devji Maharaj.

 

The sacred images of the personal adorations of  the former Sewadhikaris are also placed on the Dais besides Lord Govind Devji Maharaj, on a small throne.  These are small sacred black stone (dkLVh iRFkj ) representative idols known as "SALIGRAMJI" (depicting LORD NARAYAN HIMSELF).  On a yet smaller throne is the small image of Lord Krishna in the middle of HIS two nearest sakhis (female friends), known as "JUGAL KISHORI JEU"   worshipped by Late His  Holiness Goswami Shri Shyam Sunder Devji at his residence (who left for Heavens in 1888), the great-great grand father of the Sewadhikari, Shri Anjan Kumar Goswami.  The Ancient Image Of Lord Saligramji  which came to Jaipur with Lord Govind Devji Mahraj Himself is on another smaller throne.        

   

 

 

The present Grandeur  of The Temple  was attained during the period of Revered His Holiness Late Shri Pradhyumna Kumarji Goswami, the just preceding Sole Sebait (lsck;r ).  Exemplary was his life.  He devoted himself to the cause of the Temple and to the service of the Devotees.  The poet has rightly said for such Great Lives: "Lives Of All Great Men Remind Us To Make Our Lives Sublime; And Following Them Leave Behind Us Footprints on the Sands of Time". 

 

 

The Journey is not only well maintained but is Advancing Ahead to new heights in the hands of his Able Successor Shri Anjan Kumar Goswami, the Present Sole Sebait.  The same drive, devotion & dedication is evident in Shri Manas Kumar Goswami (son of Shri Anjan Kumar Goswami) who after his education  has joined hands with his father in the Divine Cause.

back to top        

The Temple Shri Govind Devji Maharaj, situated at Jai Niwas Garden Campus, Jaipur 302 002, is a Registered Public Trust with the Devasthan Vibhag, Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur vide Regn. No. 346 dated 20-9-1972.  This is a self sustained, independent Thikana (ENTITY).  Thakur Govind Devji Maharaj HIMSELF being a Perpetual Minor, the sole sewadhikari (lsokf/kdkjh - , the sole trustee) is the permanent guardian. 

 

From the Emperor of India to the lay man in the street, everybody without any sectarian bias, has paid his homage by virtue of grants & gifts.  Rulers of different states & people from abroad have all contributed to the cause of  Thakur Shri Govind Devji Maharaj !  In Vrindavan itself,  Seventy Five percent of  Vrindavan was the property of  Thikana Mandir Shri Govind Devji Maharaj only.   Token Annuities to this Thikana  from Bankura (West Bengal) & from Govt. of Rajasthan still continue.  The Rulers of erstwhile Jaipur State regarded Govind Devji Maharaj as their King (Raja – jktk ).

 

The Trust is Governed and managed by its Sole Trustee.  The Glorious Heritage finds its Origin from 1008 SHRI SHRI  CHAITANYA MAHAPRABHU, the founder of the MADHVIYA GOURIA SAMPRADAYA.  Right Since the Times of Akbar the Great, the Heritage in its chain, descends now to the present Sole Trustee, SHRI ANJAN KUMAR GOSWAMI, Tikai (Eldest Son) of Late Shri Pradhyumna Kumarji Goswami.

back to top        

True Love, Devotion &  "Krishna Leela Prasar" are the Aims, Objectives & Activities of the Temple.  Universal Peace, Universal Love, Universal Brotherhood and Relief from the sufferings,  are the causes, the Temple nurtures.  Upholding these high values of the Madhviya Gauriya Sampradaya, laid down by the Great Gaurang Deva more than 500 years ago, the Temple is constantly on the march to the Path Ahead............. .

                                                                                                               

 

In this  Land  of  Lord  Krishna, the Cow holds  a  sacred position & is  rightly  named "Gau Mata" ( The Mother Cow ).  It plays a significant role in the lives of people & the economy of this Nation; the Temple commits itself   to the security, service & betterment of the Cow and motivates the people at large to this benevolent & pious cause!

  *The Sacred Cow -  * Abode of Deities !

 

back to top        

 

 

The Temple is the Governing Body of  the Chain of Temples at Vrindaban (U.P.), Radhakund (U.P.), Barsana (U.P.), Kama (Bharatpur-Rajasthan), Village Ropara (Govind Pura,Jaipur), Amer Valley and at other different sites in Jaipur.

 

The Donations to The Temple are Exempt from Income Tax Under Section 80-G of the Income Tax Act of Govt. of India.  The Donations may be made both in Cash & Kind.   Bank  Drafts & Cheques to be Marked "A/c. Payee Only".   If one so intends, the Donor may also specify any specific purpose for the use of his donations.  All Donations to be sent in the Name of  MANDIR SHRI GOVIND DEVJI MAHARAJ, Jaipur.   All Communications to be addressed to :       

 

 

                                 Shri Anjan Kumar Goswami,

                                    (Mahant – Sebait & Manager – Sole Trustee)

 Temple Shri Govind Devji Maharaj, JAIPUR (Rajasthan), INDIA

                             Phones:       091-0141-2619413   (Office)

                                                091-0141-2606452   ( Resi.)

                            Website:                  www.govinddevji.net

                            Email    :            mandir@govinddevji.net

                                                     govind.mandir@gmail.com

 

Donations can be made ONLINE as well, through Internet Banking, Credit Card and Debit Card by logging-in to http://www.govinddevji.net/ .  Daily LIVE ONLINE DARSHAN direct from The Temple also available at http://www.govinddevji.net/live.htm.

back to top        
  

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           __________________________

                                                                    

 

*"HEAD OF ENDOWMENT"*
Mandir Shri Govind Devji Maharaj,
Jai
Niwas Gardens, JAIPUR 302 002
 
*
THE GENEALOGY*

            

 

Chaitanya Mahaprabhu sent his immediate disciple shri Roop Goswami to Vrindaban.  Lord Govind Devji Maharaj Manifested HIMSELF to His Holiness Shri Roop Goswami.  He thus became the First lsokf/kdkjh  (Sevadhikari).  After him, his successors inherited this right.  In anticipation of a visit from Aurangzeb (the iconoclast Moghul Emperor), Lord Govind Devji Maharaj & other Divine Holy Images were ultimately shifted to Jaipur. 

 

The male custom head of Goswami Family has ever since been regarded as the Head Of Endowment. The Succession inherited in the posterity to the Eldest Son by virtue of Jyeshthadhikar (T;s"Bkf/kdkj )/ law of primogeniture. 

 

In 1972, the trust was duly registered under sole trusteeship with the Devasthan Vibhag, Govt. of Rajasthan, Jaipur,  laying down the mode of succession    to "Jyeshthadhikar" ("T;s"Bkf/kdkj ") in line with this traditional custom.  In the sole trustee vest all the rights to govern & manage the property, funds, seva-puja (lsok&iwtk) and / or anything permanently or temporarily appropriated to any object belonging to the Deity.  The Genealogy was well defined, ratified and decided in the court of law.  It runs as follows:

 

                                                                              *THE GENEALOGY *

 

                                                              

 

1.  Shri Roop Goswami

2.  Shri Hari Das Goswami

3.  Shri Govind Das Goswami

4.  Shri Nityananda Goswami

5.  Shri Radha Krishna Goswami

6.  Shri Shiv Ram Goswami

7.  Shri Krishna Charan Goswami

8.  Shri Govind Charan Goswami

9.  Shri Jagannath Goswami

10.Shri Ramsaran Goswami

11.Shri Balram Goswami

12.Shri Krishna Saran Goswami

13.Shri Ramnarain Goswami

14.Shri Hare Krishna Goswami

15.Shri Shyam Sunder Goswami

16.Shri Krishna Chandra Goswami

17.Shri Bholanath Goswami

18.Shri Pradyumna Kumar Goswami

     ( Left for his heavenly abode on 3-12-1997 )

19.Shri Anjan Kumar Goswami

20.Shri Manas Kumar Goswami

     (Tikai son of Shri Anjan Kumar Goswami)

                                                            _____________                              

back to top        

 

                                                                        

                       * THE ROBES ( iks'kkd )*               

                                                                         

 

The Robes are primarily divided in Winter Wears & Summer Wears.   Winter wears are known as "Jama Paushak" – generally made of cotton / silk / Fibre / Parcha (a special ornamental festive fibre).  Summer Wears include 'Dhoti-Dupatta' made of cotton, voil, malmal and silk. 

 

                                               

                                                                     

                          

A decorative shining material called 'Gota' (prepared from gold / silver /any other metal or other shining material fibres) is usually applied to the robes.

 

The dresses also differ on the festive & auspicious days as follows:    

 

     1. Ekadashi (a fast day):           Natwar –Vesh Paushak in blood red colour

                                                     with 'gota',

     2. Poornima (full moon day):   White Apparels with 'gota'  on Sharad -

                                                     Poornima, it is in silver parcha.   And

                                                     On Ras Poornima, it is in golden parcha

                                                     (Jama Paushaks)

    3. Amavasya(moon less night): Black Apparels with 'gota'

    4. Hindi 'Chaitra' Month          : Apparels made from real flower buds with

                                                      flower-decorated wooden frames ( Buds of

                                                      Mogra, Rai-bel, Rajnigandha & Flowers of  

                                                      Rose etc.)

 

 

                                    

                                                                      ____________________________________  

 

         

                       

*THE ORNAMENTS & CROWNS (xgus o eqdqV)*

        ( Golden and / or Silver Metal with Jewels)

 

 

                                              

 

Ekadashi : Inclined Mukut (Head Cap),  Singa (fcxqy tSlk ), Chhari

                 (stick), Bansi (Flute), Kundal (Earings),

                 Chik (Neck Ornament), Hand Bangles,

                 Hath Phool, Haar, Locket Haar, Kamar

                 Peti (Waist Band), Eye Brow, Tilak, Kiran,                      

                 Kara (Leg-Bangle), etc.

Poornima:  Different type of Mukut (crown), Chhari (stick), Bansi, Kundal,

                  Hath Phool, Tilak, Kiran, Chik, Bangle, Kamar Peti, Kara,

  Locket-Haar, Eyebrow etc.

Amavasya: Different type of Mukut and other ornaments as above.

 

                                                     

                                                       _________________________________________________

 

           

                           * Shringar *          

                                     

 

After Mangla Jhanki, the make-up of all the SACRED IDOLS is done by the Pujaris

( iqtkjh  ) in the  following sequence:

 

    1.  Bath is given with holy water.  In winter warm water is used.

    2.  Dresses are changed

    3.  Saffron & Sandal Makeup (dslj &panu ls J`axkj) is done

    4.  Ornaments are put on

    5.  Finally Real Flower Garlands ( rose, raibel etc.) are put on.

 

             

And then the "Dhoop Jhanki" is opened.  The make up remains the same till Sandhya Jhanki in the evening.

 

After closing of "Sandhya Jhanki", the ornaments are taken off and the saffron-sandal make up is removed.

 

Different dresses for night  are  changed (vksykbZ iks'kkd).  Thereafter "Shayan Jhanki" is opened.

 

After close of Shyan Jhanki, the Pujaris come out of Garbha Graha.  The doors are closed & sealed.    The temple doors are closed.

 

For the convenience of the visitors/ 'darshanarthis'/pilgrims, from Dhoop Jhanki to Shayan Jhanki, the Office in the temple premises remains open   which as well looks after and maintains the daily  activities.

 

back to top        

                                     

                                            ____________________________ 

 

      

                                  *MAIN FESTIVALS*

                 

     
                

                                                 

       

As per Hindi Samvat Year, the following traditional festivals are celebrated:

 

Month of Chaitra: 1. From Chaitra Sudi 1 (Pratipada) to Chaitra Sudi 9

   ( March-April-May )              (Navmi): Navratra

                                         2. Chaitra Sudi 1 (1st day of Samvat Year,i.e.,New     

                                             Year Day):Indian New Year  Day; Worship of

                                             Elephants.                                

                                         3.Chaitra Sudi 3 (Teej) :  Sinjara – The famous             

                                            Gangaur Festival

                                         4.Chaitra Sudi 9 (Navmi): Ram Navmi; The Birth

 1                                         Day of Lord Shri Ram

                                         5.From Chaitra Sudi 12 (Dwadashi) to Baisakh

                                            Sudi 8 (Ashtami): Mesh Sankranti

                                         6.On Chaitra Sudi 11 (Ekadashi): Phool Bangla

                                            (Flower Decoration),

                                            Decoration with Rose Flowers

                                         7.From Chaitra Sudi 15 (Poornima-the full moon

                                            day) to Baisakh Sudi 15 (poornima):

                                           "Sheetal Bhog": Sheetal –Thal Bhog is offered.

                                             

Month of Baisakh  & Jyestha :

   ( April-May-June &

     May-June-July )           1. Baisakh Sudi 3 (Akshaya Tritiya). Chandan -

                                          Yatra.  Saffron & Sandal Paste is applied to the

 2                                       Divine Holy Images.

                                       2. Baisakh Sudi 14 (Chaturdashi) –

                                           Narsingh Jayanti: Pakhal Bhog is offered.          

                                                    3.  Baisakh Sudi 15 (Poornima) to Jyeshtha Sudi 13

                                                         (Trayodashi): Jalyatra;  The Divine Holy Images are

                                                         ornamentally decorated with real flowers and placed

                                                         under the water showers amidst different fountains (ty fogkj)

3                                    4.Jyestha Sudi 15 (Poornima): Snan Yatra (Luku

                        ;k=k); A holly bath is given(vfHk"ksd) with Saffron+

                                          Rose Water+Cow Milk+Honey+Curd+Ghee+            

                                          Boora(dust sugar)+Itra (b=).  Thereafter Bhog of

                                          various dishes  is offerred.

         

Month of Asharh:1.Asharh Sudi 2 (Dooj): Rath Yatra; Thakur shri

  ( June-July-August )             Gaur Govind (the holy Ashtadhatu Image of Lord

                                            Chaitanya  Mahaprabhuji) is placed in the chariot

4                                         and taken to circumambulation(ifjdzek). Vaishnava

                                            Mandli follows  Dancing &  Enchanting  "Harinam Sankirtan"

                                            After taking 3  rounds of the main temple, the chariot        

                                            enters the Garbh Graha from the main entrance.

                                         2.Asharh Sudi 11(ekadashi):Devshayani Ekadashi

                                            Thakur Saligramji is  placed  in the  chariot  and 

                                            taken to the "Tulsi"(Brinda Devi) stand.  After

                                            Abhishek, Thakur Saligramji comes back.

                                         3.Asharh Sudi 15 (Poornima): Guru Poornima;

                                            The Disappearance(frjksHko) ceremony of Shri Pad

                                            Sanatan Goswami is celebrated.

                                         

Month of Shravan:    1.From Shravan Sudi 2(dooj) to Shravan Sudi 15

  (July-Aug.-Sep.)                 (poornima):The Festival Of Swings (fgaMksyk mRlo);

                                           Thakurji takes the ride on the Swings.

 5                             2.Shravan Sudi 3 (teej): Ghewar (a special sweet

                                           dish) bhog is offerred.

                                        3.Shravan Sudi 15(Poornima):Raksha Bandhan;

                                           The Rakhis (various ornamental strings) are tied

                                           to the wrists of the divine holy images. On this

                                           day the sisters tie "Rakhi"  on  the  wrists of their

                                           brothers to save them from any sort of dangers.

                                             

Month of Bhadrapad:  1.Bhadva Budi 8 & 9 (Ashtmi & Navmi):   

  ( Aug-Sep-Oct )                Shri Krishna Janmashtmi, the main festival of

                                         the year; Celebrations of Lord Kirshna's Birth are

 6                              made on Ashtami & Nandotsava on Navmi.

                                         Shobha Yatra(a huge procession through the

                                         Main markets of the City) takes place on Navmi

                                         evening.

                                      2.Bhadva Sudi 8 (ashtami):Radha Ashtami; The

                                         festival of the birth of Adhya Shakti Radha Rani is

                                         celebrated   and   Chhapan   Bhog (dishes of

                                         minimum 56 varieties) are offerred to the deity.

                                      3.Bhadva Sudi 15 (Poornima):

                                         Shrimad Bhagwatotsava;   Bhagwat   Katha

                                         Ayojan (Holy discourses on Shrimad Bhagwatji)

               

Month of Ashvin:        1.From Asoj Sudi 1(ekam) to Asoj Sudi 9 (Navmi):

 ( Sep-Oct-Nov ):                 Navratra Sthapna;  Navratra Celebrations.

                                     2.Asoj Sudi 10 (Dashmi): Vijaya Dashmi or Dashahara Celebrations

 7                              Kheer Bhog (Sweet Dish made with Rice & Milk) is offerred.

                                      3.Asoj Sudi 15(Poornima): Sharad Poornima

                                         Celebrations;  A special additional "Jhanki"

                                         (Darshan) is opened after the rising of Moon  and

                                        "Kheer Bhog" is offerred & distributed to the devotees.

                                       4.From Asoj Sudi 15(Poornima) to Kartik Sudi 15

                                         (Poornima):Aakashi Deepak;  After evening, every

                                         day "Aakashi Deepak"(a holy heavenly Lamp) is lighted.

 

Month of Kartik:         1.From Asoj Sudi 15(Poornima) to Kartik Sudi 15(Main

 ( Oct-Nov-Dec )                  Punctual Sewa Pooja Month); Damodar Bhog (Malpua-Kheer)

                                         is offered daily.

 8                            2.Kartik Budi 15 (Amavasya):Deepawali Celebrations

                                      3.Kartik Sudi 1 (Pratipada): Annakut Celebrations;

                                        "Chhappan Bhog" are offered on this day.

                                      4.Kartik Sudi 8 (Ashtami): Gopashtami;

                                        The Holy "Cow"  ( xkS ekrk )  is worshipped

                                      5.Kartik Sudi 15 :(End of Punctual Sewa Pooja Month)

                                         Ras Poornima Celebrations with special additional

                                        Jhanki-Darshan; After Moon-Rise, "Kheer Bhog" is offered.

                                 

 Month of Marg-Sheersha (Mangsar) & Paush (ikS"k) :

( Nov-Dec-Jan &          1.Mangasar Sudi 12 (Dwadashi):Vyanjan Dwadashi

  Dec-Jan-Feb )                 Celebrations; Special Bhog is offered in a Special

                                       Jhanki.    In all the Jhankis, a special "Kapoor Aarti"

 9                            (Aarti with Camphor) is done.   Throughout  this whole

                                       month in the Mangla Jhanki, holy bath (Abhishek) is

                                       given to the deities daily  

                                     2.Mangsar  Sudi 15 to Paush  Sudi 15   ( Poornima ) :

                                        Paush Khichdi Bhog (both Sweet & Saline) is offered.

10                               3.Paush Budi 1 (Ekam) to Paush Sudi 15 (Poornima) :

                                       Paush Bada Bhog made of Chaulai Dal (a pulse) is

                                       offered & then prasadi distributed among  the devotees

        

Month of Magh:    1.Magh Budi 7(Saptami):Posh Sankranti(Mah Magh 

 ( Jan-Feb-Mar )                Punyakal,i.e., sacred period of time of the month of            

                                       Magh ).  Makar  Sankranti  is celebrated on Magh  Budi  

 11                                 Saptami.  On this day "Til (a cereal)  Bhog" is offered.

                                         2.Magh Sudi 1 (Pratipada) to Magh Sudi 15

                                       (Poonam):Peen Ka Laddoo (A sweet dish made from

                                       rice-flour & dust of sugar) is offered.

                                    3.Magh Sudi  5 (Panchami): Basant  Panchami  

                                       Celebrations (Patotsav);  The ceremonies of holy

                                       bathing (Abhishek of Thakur Shri Govind Devji) &

                                       worship of Devi Saraswati  ( goddess of intelligence &

                                       education ),  take place.  All  Basanti  Paridhan

                                       ( yellow colour robes ) are put on by the deities . 

                                       Thereafter, Bhog as usual is offered.

                                    4. Magh Sudi 7 ( Saptami ):   Bhanu  Saptami

                                       (Surya Saptami);The"Advityacharya Mahaprabhu Jayanti" is

                                       celebrated

                                    5.Magh Sudi 13 ( Trayodashi ):

                                       Nityananda  Mahaprabhu  Patotsava Ceremonies

                                       take place.  Kheer & Malpua Bhog is offered.

 

Month of Falgun:      1.Falguni Budi 14 (Chaudas): Maha Shiv Ratri

   ( Feb-Mar-April )            Celebrations: Pooja-Aarti done by the Temple

                                       Management in Mandir Shri Gopeshwar Mahadeo.

12                               2.From Falgun Budi 10 (Dashmi) to Falguni Sudi 15       

                                       (Poornima): Rachna Fagotsava / Holika Utsava;

                                       From Falgun Budi Dashmi "Rachna Fagotsava

                                       Jhankis are made using special type of dust colours;

                                       Cultural Programmes are organised on Falgun Sudi

                                       Ashtami, Navmi & Dashmi;  

                                       From Ekadashi to Chaudas and  Poornima,

                                       Fagotsava – the Festival of of  "Holi"  is celebrated.

                                       Bhog is offerred as usual .

                                    3.Falguni Sudi 11 (Ekadashi): Aanwala Ekadashi

                                       ( vkWaoyk ,dkn'kh ); Worship of Aanwala ( vkWaoyk ) plant

        is done in temple campus.

                                    4.Falgun Sudi 15 ( Poornima ) :

                                       Shri Gaurang  Mahaprabhu  Patotsava celebrations;

                                       In the evening 'Holy Bath' (Abhishek) is given to the

                                       Image of Maha Prabhuji and the "Panchamrit" is

                                       distributed  to all Devotees.

back to top        

                           

                

 

*Sewa Paddati*

 

Mandir Govind Devji Maharaj is a Madhaviya Gauriya Sampradaya Temple. Madhaviya Gauriya Sampradaya has its origin in Bengal and was founded by Lord Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.    All the Temples & Devotional Centres of this Sampradaya (Sect) follow the  rituals, principles & system laid down in the Bengali Scriptures  such as :

 

                    1.Hari Bhakti Vilas, written by Shrimad Gopal Bhatt Goswami, "Goureshvacharya"

                    2.Purohit Darpana, compiled by Pandit Surendra Mohan Bhattacharya

 

The established routine system of Sewa (lsok) is known as 'Ashta-yam Sewa' in which Seven Jhankis are opened daily for the public.  There are set Hymns (Hktu & dhrZu) for each Jhanki linked to the theme & emotions inherent to that Jhanki. These are either in Hindi or in Bengali.  When the "Kirtan" is at it's height, it is a live experience of the presence of that OMNIPRESENT HIMSELF.  WHAT HE  Said comes live:

                                                            

It is a deep divine experience to see the devotees fondly singing these hymns with rhyme & rhythm. To taste the sweetness, one may recite the following sample line & feel that transcendental experience for himself:

                                                                                                                                                                                    

 

 

After the "Deeksha", the Goswamis, Sebaits ( - ), Pujaris and  vaishnava Devotees start wearing (put on)  'Tilak'  known as  'URDHVA PUNDA'  which signifies  the  bottom of the feet  (pj.k) of  Lord  Govind (Lord Krishna –" Hkxoku ukjk;.k ").

                                                                                

This 'Tilak'  is made by  Gopi Chandan Sand Stick & is put-on, on  twelve Parts  of   the  body  enchanting  the specified  Mantras  as  mentioned   here-under :

 

Name of the Part of the Body

 1.  Forehead (yykV)

 2.  Navel (ukfHk)

 3.  Chest (o{k LFky)

 4.  Neck (daB)

 5.  Right Loin (dej / dq{kh)

 6.  Right Arm (cWakgq)

 7.  Right Arm lower portion

 8.  Left Loin (dej / dq{kh)

 9.  Left Arm

10. Left Arm lower portion

11. Upper Portion of the Back (ihB)

12. Lower Portion of the Back (dfV)

 

 

Mantra 

 Shri Keshvaya Namah

 Shri Narayanaya Namah

 Shri Madhvaya Namah

 Shri Govindaya Namah

 Shri Vishnava Namah

 Shri Madhu Sudanaya Namah

 Shri Trivikramaya Namah

 Shri Vamnaya Namah

 Shri Dharaya Namah

 Shri Hrishikeshaya Namah

 Shri Padmanabhaya Namah

 Shri Damodaraya Namah

 

 

                                       

The Last Step is to rinse the hands with water and to put the left hand over the head             enchanting "Vasu Devaya Namah" !   

                                                                                                                                                                                      back to top        
                                                                                                                                                                            

  

   

 * The List of other Temples Governed & Maintained *

               Under The Thikana

      Mandir Shri Govind Devji Maharaj, JAIPUR

 
 

   1. Radha Madhavji, Kanak Vrindavan, Kanak Ghati, Amer Road, JAIPUR

   2. Devi Mansa Mataji, Kanak Ghati, Amer Road, JAIPUR

   3. Kunj Bihariji, Kanak Ghati, Amer Road, JAIPUR

   4  Kala Mahadevji, Kanak Ghati, Amer Road, JAIPUR

   5. Bhura Mahadevji,       "                 "                 "

   6. Ganeshji, Kanak Ghati, Amer Road, JAIPUR

   7. Samadh Bari, (The Family Crematorium of Goswamis), Kanak Ghati,

       Amer Road,  JAIPUR

   8. Gopalji "NAGA", Outside Deori, Mandir Shri Govind Devji Maharaj,

       Farash Khana, City Palace, JAIPUR

   9. Gopeshwar Mahadev,                            "             "                 "

  10. Girdhariji, at Amania Chowk, temple premises of Mandir Govind Devji

  11 . Gopalji, Rajamal Ka Talab, Kanwar Nagar, JAIPUR

  12. Hanuman Garhi, Rajamal Ka Talab, Kanwar Nagar, JAIPUR

  13. Murli Manoharji, Ramganj Chopar, JAIPUR

  14. Gopalji, Ropara, Gram Govind Pura, Goner Road, JAIPUR.  On its

        northern side, under the hills, there also exist the ruins of the old

        temple of Govind Devji Maharaj.

  15. Radha Govindji, Tehatra Gram, Rajgarh, Alwar

  16. Shri Govind Devji & Brinda Deviji, KAMA (near Deeg, Bharatpur)

  17. Yog Maya Peeth,  Old temple of Thakur Shri Govind Devji at Vrindavan,

       distt. Mathura, (U.P.). The   Red  Sand  Stone Temple  Building  is  Now  

       a   Monument  under  the Archeological Deptt. at Agra  excluding the

       Main Temple Premises which constitutes of   "The Yog   Maya  Peeth ".

       This   was   the  place  where  Thakur Govind Devji Maharaj  Revealed  

       HIMSELF  to His Holiness Shri Roop Goswamiji.  Now there exist the 

       Holy   Images  of   Lord   Jagannathji   &   Nityananda   Mahaprabhuji.  

       Brinda  Devi  ( after  whom  this  place  has  been  named 'Brindaban'

        – Vrindavan ) existed on the southern side.    This sacred image was

       Found in Brahma Kunda, Vrindavan and is now at Kama ( Bharatpur ) .

  18. Govind Devji Maharaj,   the  new  temple  with a replica  of  Radha -

       Govind Devji, Govind Ghera, Vrindavan.  This temple is just behind the

       Old  monument  of  Red  Sand  Stone  Temple;    And   was   built   by

       Shri Nand Kumar Basu, a Bengali Devotee, in 1820.

  19. Radha Govind Devji, Radha Kund (U.P.)

  20. Radha Govind Devji, Anyor Gram, Goverdhan (U.P.)

  21. Radha Govind Devji, Barsana, behind bus stand (U.P.)

back to top

 

back to top