Bhakti Dham Mangarh Pratapgarh U.P.Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, Birth Place

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Faridabad Wednesday 23 November 2011, Mangarh is a small village nestled amid the lush green farmlands of Pratapgarh District between Ayodhya and Prayag (Allahabad), U.P. Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj, Shree Maharajji, appeared in this holy land in 1922 on the full moon night of Sharad Poornima.
In order to benefit the deserving souls desiring God’s love, Shree Maharajji founded the ashram at Mangarh Dham in 1966. Because of the overflowing Grace of Shree Maharajji, this once unknown and quiet village has been attracting the faithful ever since. The ashram has steadily expanded and, in recent years, has grown to accommodate thousands of devotees who come to experience the extraordinary devotional atmosphere.
To meet this growing enthusiasm, the original satsang hall was replaced in 1996 by a larger hall. That growth has continued, and now an even larger hall is being constructed for the unprecedented numbers of devotees who flock to Mangarh Dham. The ashram also contains numerous guest rooms, a large kitchen and dining hall, gardens, orchards and a goshala. Shree Maharajji visits Mangarh Dham several times each year, generally for the Spring Sadhana Program, which culminates in the joyous Holi celebration, and the annual month-long Sadhana Program held in October. Both programs attract thousands of devotees from around the world, who come to deepen their knowledge of devotion and God and practically experience the sweetness of Raganuga Bhakti, as taught by Shree Maharajji. JKP Bhakti Dham
is also home to the Divine monument Bhakti Mandir and the Jagadguru Kripalu Charitable Hospital.

How to get there
Mangarh is situated 6 km from Harnamganj Kunda. Public transport and ashram vehicles are available from Kunda. There are three ways of reaching Kunda: 1. From Allahabad by road (about one and a quarter hours by taxi). 2. From Lucknow by road (about three and a half hours by taxi). 3. From Kanpur by road (about three and a half hours by taxi).

A Brief Life History

The appearance


A Divine breeze permeated the entire brahmand on the Sharat Poornima night of October, 1922, when Jagadguru Shree Kripaluji Maharaj appeared in Mangarh village (near Allahabad, India) in a most respectable brahman family. From the very first day he delighted the hearts of everyone around him with his sweet smile and serene look.

Sharat Poornima is the famous full moon night of October when Shree Raseshwari Radha Rani revealed the true Vrindaban Bliss about 5,000 years ago that enticed the heart of God Shiv.

Kripaluji Maharaj is lovingly called Maharajji by his devotees. Since childhood his extraordinary virtues were noticed by the people. (As a custom of the family, his elderly people got him married at an early age.) When he was around fourteen years of age he went to Indore to study Sanskrit literature, and, to the amazement of the teachers of that institution, whatever topic he chose to study, he mastered all of them within two years.

Total absorbment in absolute Divine love

He was now around sixteen years of age. He resumed his natural Divine nature, and, at that time, whoever had seen him, would have glimpsed the true form of Radha Krishn love, appearing in its fullest charm of highest ecstatic excitement… Remaining in that state of absolute engrossment, he walked to Chitrakoot and Sharbhang and Graced the deserving souls living there.

Shree Maharajji then moved towards Sharbhang and Graced a devotee of gopi bhao who was deeply longing for Krishn’s vision.

In the same state of Divinely-absorbed-consciousness he moved towards Mahoba and then to Jhansi. People of this world could not see the Divineness of Maharajji’s body, but still they saw the physical expressions of his Bhao.

The pious people who saw him were amazed to see his Bhao state and thus they took the privilege to invite him to their houses. In this way, there were a number of families in whose house he stayed, somewhere a few hours and somewhere a day or two, but he was constantly twenty-four hours in Bhao. Day and night made no difference for him. In those days people used to call him Paramhansji because he was always in an absolute state of Radha Krishn love. For about two years he stayed in that state.

Around 1940 he came to Vrindaban. Swooning while he uttered ‘Krishn, Krishn,’ dancing in ecstasy, and loudly laughing in ecstatic excitement, his presence in Vrindaban excited the hearts of the devotees who saw him. News about him spread around and a few devotees with a longing heart came from Mathura to invite him to their house.

Shree Maharajji now decided to introduce the true Braj ras to the souls of this world as Radha Rani and Shree Krishn gave about 5,000 years ago and Shree Chaitanya Mahaprabhuji showered the same nectar of Krishn love about 500 years ago. Being always absorbed in the ecstatic states of Radha Bhao, it was hard to communicate with the people. So, for the good of the souls, he subsided his Bhao state to some extent and decided to reveal the leela Bliss of Radha Krishn to the people in general through regular satsang which mainly contained the chanting (sankirtan) of the names, virtues and the leelas of Radha Krishn. He started his satsang in the houses of the devotees in Mathura, and then in Agra and Allahabad, and so on.

The Bhavavesh state


His sankirtan programs of those days were like the vivid glow of Radha Krishn love that touched every heart, inspired everyone who was there and thrilled every soul who desired Krishn love. Quite often he revealed the Bliss of ‘Hari Bol…’ in his Bhavavesh ecstasy during satsang.

Chaitanya Mahaprabhuji, who was the descension of Radha Rani, showered the true nectar of Krishn name through the chanting of ‘Hare Ram…’ and revealed the most amazing ecstatic state of Radha Bhao in his ‘Hari Bol…’ chanting which happened only during the ecstasy (Bhavavesh). According to the known history of the rasik Saints, these eminent states of Radha Krishn love were revealed on the earth planet by Chaitanya Mahaprabhuji for the first time in the last 5,000 years. The same expressions of Divine love were seen in Shree Kripaluji Maharaj when he chanted ‘Hare Ram…’ and sang ‘Hari Bol…’ in ecstasy.

Thus, resounding Uttar Pradesh (Agra, Mathura, Allahabad, etc.) with ‘Hari Bol…’ he again came back to Mahu in early 1942. Apart from nam sankirtan, he began to sing leela pad (songs) also.

Distributing Braj ras


While in Mahu he freely distributed the Bliss of Krishn name through nam sankirtan. He frequently visited Mandaleshwar and Maheshwar and had nonstop nam sankirtan programs of mostly one to two weeks or even more in those places and also near the Narmada river. Once in Gopal Mandir in Mahu a 15 days’ nam sankirtan was organized, but slowly it stretched up to 4 months. The devotees, everyday, had new devotional experiences. All the devotees of Maheshwar, Mandaleshwar and Mahu were very close to Shree Maharajji like a family.

You have to understand the kind and class of the Divine Bliss which Shree Maharajji is giving, the magnitude of the Divine love he is revealing, and the extent of Graciousness which he is showering upon all the souls.

When a devotee hears or reads that the ‘Hari Bol’ chanting of Chaitanya Mahaprabhuji enticed even the wild beasts, he forms a great Divine image of that event. But when he sees the Bhao state of Shree Maharajji during the chanting or he sees Shree Maharajji’s ‘Hari Bol’ chanting (on video) his material mind fails to comprehend its Divine greatness because its Divinity could only be experienced by a Divine personality and its devotional effects could be experienced by a dedicated devotional mind to the extent of its purity and the understanding of its value. So, it is most important that a devotee should understand the Divine greatness of Shree Maharajji’s satsang and chanting to receive its full benefit.

Revealing the Divine literature and being honored
as supreme Jagadguru of this age


On the request of the devotees, Shree Maharajji documented the devotional philosophy of Krishn love “Prem Ras Siddhant” in 1955. He called for one of the devotees and dictated the whole book with Sanskrit quotations of scriptures (although he had never read those scriptures). The devotee was incredibly amazed at the scriptural omniscience of Shree Maharajji.

In October 1955 he organized a religious convention in Chitrakoot in which the prominent spiritual leaders of India and the Jagadgurus participated. Mahamahopadhyay Giridhar Sharma, President of Kashi Vidvat Parishad, had also come and was thrilled with the Divine dignity and the Divine knowledge (of the Bhartiya scriptures) of Shree Maharajji.

Another convention was organized in 1956 in Kanpur. In the Kanpur convention the chief secretary of Kashi Vidvat Parishad, Shree Raj Narain, Shat Shastree, who was a great learned person and a popular scholarly figure of Varanasi, happened to come and listen to Shree Maharajji’s discourse. He was so overtaken with the unparalleled scriptural wisdom of Shree Maharajji that, in his speech (on the second day of the seminar) he said, “We, the scholars of Kashi, have great self-esteem of our scriptural learning. But personally what I have experienced here has opened my eyes. I feel blessed to have the opportunity of being near Shree Kripaluji Maharaj whose unfathomed scriptural wisdom and absorbment in Divine love at the same time is the authentication of his Divine excellence. I urge the congregation to recognize the Divine greatness of Shree Maharajji, listen to his teachings carefully, try to imbibe it into your life, and make your life blissful forever. It is our great luck that such a Divine personality is among us. We have to make use of this Divine opportunity.”

When he went back home, on behalf of the Kashi Vidvat Parishad, he invited Shree Maharajji to Grace the scholars and the pandits of Varanasi with his Divine speech; and thus, Shree Maharajji went to Kashi in 1957.

His speeches went on for seven days. The congregation had almost all the scholars of Varanasi and also many others who came from other provinces of India. They had never seen such a Divine personality who is absolutely well versed in all of the scriptures (Vedas, Upnishads, Sutras, Upvedas, Vedangas, Darshan Shastras, Puranas, Itihas, the philosophies of the Jagadgurus and the writings of the rasik Saints etc.), and, at the same time, he was humble, kind and absorbed in Radha Krishn Bhao, which radiated from his personality.

Now, the learned pandits of Kashi Vidvat Parishad took the privilege of honoring Shree Maharajji with the flowers of their appreciation and praised their fortune to have the opportunity to worship him as the Supreme Jagadguru of this age

. He is thus the fifth original Jagadguru in the last 5,000 years. Prior to him there were only four original Jagadgurus: Jagadguru Nimbarkacharya (before 600 BC), Jagadguru Shankaracharya (509-477 BC), Jagadguru Ramanujacharya (1017-1137 AD) and Jagadguru Madhvacharya (13th century).

His philosophy and teachings: He did not write his separate philosophy. He accepts the Shat Sandarbh of Jeev Goswami and says that the Bhagwatam is the complete and final scriptural authority. But the most important thing which he did was the reconciliation of the differences that appear in the philosophies of other Jagadgurus and the Darshan Shastras and established the true theme of the scriptures. Thus, he removed all the philosophical controversies that prevailed for hundreds of years and for this reason the learned pandits of Kashi also called him which means the supreme acharya of this age who has reconciled the philosophies of all the Darshan Shastras.

Shree Maharajji says that the desired goal of a soul is to receive the selfless Divine love of Radha Krishn. They are the Soul of your soul and are eternally related to you. Knowing this, you have to develop a deep desire to selflessly serve Them and love Them and strengthen your faith in Them. Keeping away from bad associations, yearningly remember Them and chant Their name and the leelas. That’s all you have to do and leave the rest upon Them. Just remember that They are yours and you belong to Them. They are most kind and causelessly merciful ; They will do the best for you.

About five hundred years ago when the great Masters wrote their books, Sanskrit was the common scholarly language. But nowadays the social situation has changed and fewer people learn Sanskrit. So, for the convenience of the majority of the people, Shree Maharajji has revealed his philosophical and devotional books in the Hindi language.

His writings are: Prem Ras Siddhant (the philosophy of Divine love), Prem Ras Madira (the 1008 leela songs of Radha Krishn), Bhakti Shatak (the concise philosophy of the Upnishads, Gita, Brahm Sutra and the Bhagwatam written in an easy to understand style), Braj Ras Madhuri (the chanting book), Radha Govind Geet (eleven thousand one hundred and eleven couplets of Radha Krishn leelas and the devotional philosophy), Yugal Shatak, Yugal Ras, Shree Krishn Dwadashi and Shree Radha Trayodashi. Up till now he is still revealing new chantings.

His unlimited Grace on the souls


From the early morning until he goes to bed, Shree Maharajji is among the devotees showering the nectar of Krishn love in many ways. Sometimes he is playfully talking with the devotees, sometimes he is giving darshan, sometimes he is walking among the devotees in the satsang hall and giving them a feeling of closeness with him, sometimes he is introducing a new line of chanting, sometimes he is giving a devotional speech, and so on. Chanting of the names, virtues and the leelas is always going on wherever Shree Maharajji stays.

Shree Maharajji mostly resides in his ashrams at Mangarh, Barsana and Vrindaban. Thousands of people visit these Divine centers to have Shree Maharajji’s darshan and to participate in ecstatic chanting programs and celebrations like Holi, Guru Poornima, Janmashtmi, Radha Ashtmi, Sharat Poornima, and Divali etc. Sometimes Shree Maharajji visits different cities and towns of India to enlighten the hearts and minds of the huge audiences that gather to hear his explanations of the Divine philosophy. His vivid descriptions of Radha Krishn leelas and virtues thrill the audience with the experience of Krishn love.

In March, 2002 a historical event took place when Shree Maharajji went to Jagannath Puri in Orissa during his visit to Bhuvaneshwar and gave his darshan to thousands of enthusiastic devotees. In Bhuvaneshwar he Graced the enormous crowds with the Divine knowledge in his amazing discourses and imparted devotional love into the hearts of the devotees through his powerful chantings of Radha Krishn name.

Shree Maharajji’s entire life is the revelation of the state of Radha Krishn love.

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  • Nandlal Mani Nandlalmani

    MY EFFORTS & ACTIVITIES BETBEEN 12 OF NOV-2013 TO 15 OF NOV -2013 & TRIBUTE TO MAHARAJ JI THROUGH OUR EMOTION BY PREM IS POWER OF INTERNAL POWER(PREM AANTARIK URJA KA SHROUT) THIS ALL THINGH IS ALL READY SENDTO ASTHA.SANSKAR,NEWS 24
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    nanlal tripathi Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 11:42 AM To: rgs108del@yahoo.com, rgs108del@gmail.comTO
    HIGHLY RESPECTED
    VISHAKHA JI d/o Kripalu ji
    Mahraj

    I am unknown to you but some thing can not avoid withought communicating
    My self Nandlal mani tripathi went to Mathura on 8th of nov-2013 for tour
    & visit purpose. On 9th of Nov facing a accident injury we visited several place of
    Mathura on 10 of Nov around 5 to 6 pm. I was at Prem Mandir Mathura at that time
    First time known about kripalu ji maharaja through his prem mandir at the same time
    Kripalu ji was communicating spiritual communication through video conferencing
    After visited scan temple & rang mandir next day on 11th of NOV. came back to Agra
    Then on 12 to Kanpur on 13th morning known by some media about critical health of
    Kripalu ji maharaj. My self write a massage in my mobile for good health of kripalu ji maharaj
    It was very sample & common & general process of man of routine life. During the staying period of
    Prem mandir my son gave a leaflet of kripalu ji maharaj on the leaflet few mobile numbers & wave side
    Address with some TV channewas mentioned . On the 13th of after mid of the day my soul calls to me
    Me & my calculation also assure that the life of maharaj ji must be save for at least up to age of 99 to 100 years . This is true that the age of Maharaj ji was assured by birth up to dirghyayu .
    Para divine powers calls to us for our little efforts for this to poise purpose. One thing was bounding
    That my effort only my be effective with in the 50 km of birth place of Maharaj ji .my self send the massage to mobile no 9759003000 on 2.23pm ,9759004000 on2.22pm,9759005000 on 2.21pm,9899922229on 2.21 pm on 14 of morning with in bus journey before Ayodhya.for good health of Maharaj ji I was I am not sure about distance from my massage to birth place of Maharaj ji but my assessment was around 50 km. from my communication. But after knowing the news of demise of Maharaj I became shocked. If my I was success then the treatment will be effective but now it only
    Matter of guilty for me for wrong calculation of time & distance now we can say it was wish of god but
    Not for me, I never believe in spiritual drama but confident about Para divine power.
    Lastly I am dedicating of my emotion to Mahara ji with vykhya of prem written by me
    In a hospital on mid day of 13th of Nov at Kanpur.the facts mention by me prima-facie
    You all will be feels as jock but truth is truth fact is facts.

    NLM TRIPATHI
    9889621993’

  • Nandlal Mani Nandlalmani

    Jab jab hani hoti darm ki
    Srithi mai hota hahakar
    Prithvi bojhil ho jati
    Sun apene aachal mai
    Jivon ki chitkar.

    Tab prithvi gou rup mai
    Karati keshav ki karun
    Bedana se pukar.

    Dravit dekh prithvi srithi ko
    Keshav ka milata vardhan
    Aayunga mai mnuj roop mai
    Lunga karagar mai aoutar
    Diya bachan devaki basudev
    Ko karunga usaka satkar.

    Shank Chakka , gada, padma
    Srithi se batalaunga srithi
    Ko dharm karm ka marg
    Achar vywhar.

    Shank awahan hoga srithi ka
    Chakra srithi ki gati aur chal
    padma jivan ke mulyon
    Ki maryada mahatwa natikata
    Shistachar.

    Yada yada hi dharmashya
    Glanir bhawati bharatah
    Abhyuthanam adarmshya
    Tadatmanam srijanyaham
    Ka nyay kerega gada prahar.

    Maa ki pukar se sadharan
    Balak manav ke swaroop mai
    Karunga manav jivan ka satkar.

    Mera manav jivan hoga
    Karm yoge se manavata
    Ka srithi mai prakash.

    Balak, yuwa, sabhi ki
    Maryadaon ko sthapit
    Karata nari mulyon ka
    Rakshak ko mahayoeshwar
    Janega sansar.

    Ghrina dwand ka kar
    Annt samajik riston ki
    Maryada paribhasha
    Hogi Krishna awatar.

    Basudev devaki janm data
    Unaka kasth nivarak hunga
    Nand yashoda ke lalan palan
    Se yug ko batalayuna batshaly
    Bhaw ka sansar.

    Daitya asur mujhe marane
    Aayege meri hi kripa patra
    Ho khud mar moksha sansar
    Se payenge.

    Mitra sudama guru sandepani
    Shakha gwal bal sab sath hamare
    aayenge gou sewa karate
    gouyen sath charayenge
    Hasi thitholi gopiyon sang kar
    Makhan dhadhi churayenge.

    Chir haran bhi hogi meri lila
    To dropati ke chir haran mai
    Chiron se hi usaka man barayege.
    Shishu pal, kans, kaljaman
    Jarasandha ka badh se srithi
    Ka udharak mahabharat mai
    Astra nahi uthayege.

    Pandav aur kuru vans mere
    Priya honge nar arjun ke
    Madhyam se mahabharat
    Yudha ko sanchalit kar
    Narayan kahalayege.

    Yadhu kul mai janm hamara
    Yadukul ki gourav gatha
    Sath liye hum aayenge
    Purusharth, parakram se ish
    Kul ka man barayege.
    Prayan karunga jab srithi se
    Sath hamare sab jayenge.

    Shabi bachano bardhano ko
    Pura karata purn ans mera
    Awatar Krishna hum kahalayenge

    Kalyug mai nam lige mera
    Jo bhi prani sachchay man
    Se jivan ki naiya usaki
    Par lagaenge.

    Yahi satya hai Krishna ka
    Karm roop main , dharm roop
    Main kartavya , dayitwa, prem
    Ahinsa ke swaroop mai.

    Jai shree Krishna many many happy
    Krishna janma athami

    This is simple form Hindi poem but type in English
    Due to not available Hindi writer. If any typikmistak find
    Out by you please ignore & take in positive spiritual sence.

    N.L.T. TRIPATHI
    9889621993