Shrinathji

Nathdwara is the small town in Rajasthan and the nearest Airport is Udaipur. Shrinathji moved to Nathdwara in 1672 from North India, Shrinathji is not an image; it is a living deity hence where he dwells is not a temple but a Haveli. The Haveli has many paintings, mural and pichvais.

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The Shrine of Navnitpriyaji is to the left of Goverdhana Puja Choke where the infant Krishna lives. All the activities of Shrinathji implies and during festival Shree Navnitpriyaji dwells in Shrinathji’s haveli.
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Dhruv Bari i.e. the window which is located to the north west of Kamal Choke and has great importance because all the desires and wishes of the devotee are fulfilled if one sincerely request Shrinathji, during Bhog i.e. the sixth darshan of the day in which Shrinathji holds the conference withal Gods and Godesses. Shrimad Vallabhacharya’s Bethak is in front of Shri Navnitpriyajis Shrine while entering Moti Mahal. The devotees offer Bhet and perform Namaskar.
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The Sanctum of Shrinathji is roofed with earthen tiles, Surmounted by the platform with a painted tiger on 4 sides which represents Dharma (Righteousness) Atter (Material Wealth) Karma (Worldly happiness) Moksha (Liberation) which has a red kalash pot and on top is the Sudarshan Chakra having seven Dhwajas. After i.e. perfume is sprinkled on the Sudarshan Chakra which protects the devotees and its rays protects the devotees and the children from all evils when the lamp is lit during Diwali festival.
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Shrinathji during summer sleeps late at night and so rises late in the morning similarly in winter Shrinathji retires early at night and so awakens early in the morning. In winter a Sagdi with Coal is lit and placed near him in order to produce heat for the divine child.
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Early in the morning the VINA is played to awaken Shrinathji and classical songs and music is sung during other Jhankis. Shrinathji is royally dressed and fed the purest and richest of foods. Even the water he drinks comes from the sacred river Yamuna. Shrinathji wears the best of the dresses/ Jewellery which is very rarely repeated. Normally there are eight Jhanki’s every day. These eight Jhanki’s are for a short while because Shrinathji being a young child can be a Victim of evil eye (Nazar) and moreover each Jhanki has a particular meaning and purpose.
  1. To realize the value of ONE YEAR Ask a student who has failed in his exam.
  2. To realize the value of ONE MONTH Ask a mother who has given birth to a Pre-mature baby.
  3. To realize the value of ONE WEEK Ask an editor of a Weekly.
  4. To Realize the value of ONE DAY Ask a daily wages labour.
  5. To Realize the value of ONE HOUR Ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
  6. To Realize the value of ONE SECOND Ask a person who has missed the train.
  7. To Realize the value of ONE SECOND Ask the person who has survived an accident.
  8. To Realize the value of ONE MILLI SECOND Ask the person who has received.

 

8 Darshan Of Shrinathji