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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:15 am    Post subject: Akshay Trithiya Reply with quote

Jai jai shri gokulesh

What is the significance of this( Akshay Trithiya) day?
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai Jai Shri Gokulesh,

It is also called Akha Treej and on this day at Rajbhog darshan Shri Thakurji is first offered Chandan
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai Jai Shri Gokulesh,

I know you like to know more so this is what is described in vaishnav calender

Candana yatra starts on this day, which is celebrated as well as the day on which treta yuga began. Barley, one of the main ingredients for homa, which is the yuga dharma of Treta Yuga, was also created on this day. Ganga devi also descended to earth on this day. Many common people have special puja on this day. One should bathe in a sacred river, give charity, perform japa and offer barley in a sacred fire, and offer barley preparations to the deity.

Akshaya Tritiya day is the very auspicious day - there's no inauspiciousness to be found today so even checking muhurthas is considered unnecessary, so auspicious it is. Whatever one does for devotees, and for Shri Krishna that person will get more benefit and it is eternal benefit and never lost.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai Shri Gokulesh,

Unnatiji, I know you are asking for more so will add little more and also tell you one story.

Akshaya tritiiyaa: (from the Calendar of the Madhwa Vaishnavas)
The third day in the bright fortnight of vaishaakha is the day of the incarnation of Lord Vishnu as Parashurama. The icon is decorated with an axe, to depict Him in a heroic pose.

One story of a brahmana:

There was a brahmana who had a very good wife and was poor. Whatever little money he got would get spent somehow. Also he did not have children. So under the strong request of his wife he went to Vasishta muni to know the reason for his suffering. Vasishta muni told him that in his previous life he was very rich and also had many children. But he was very stingy, he was not even spending for his own children. This is the reason for his being poor, also without children. Then that brahmana asked Vasishta muni why he got a good wife. So that Muni replied that somehow with some reason, he observed that the vrata of Vaishaka month for the last 5 days. So he got a good wife and also the brahmana birth. Then the muni advised him to follow at least the last 7 days left of Vaishaka month, with devotion to Lord Shri Krishna.

Since that brahmana observed the vrata of Vaishaka month for that at least the left out 7 days, he got sons, he became rich, ultimately he got Love of God and went back to the spiritual world!

It is important to hear such a story/pastimes as this so that at least by hearing this, we engage ourselves in the service of Guru, the Vaishnavas and Shri Krishna. Thus becoming inspired to always render service the devotee is always the beneficiary of such interaction with the Vaishnavas, one's Guru and Lord Shri Krishna.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai Shri Krishna,

Here we go again Kavitaji, Palnaji, Sitalji, Trushnaji saying please tell us the story of akshaya paatra Confused

Pushtidasji, being an assistant have to please all Laughing

This akshaya patra is said to have been given by the Sun god, it is the same pot that mother Draupadi used to cook in. It is said that from the time of turning it upwards for use on a day the pot will provide unlimited amounts of foodstuffs for the satisfaction of the Lord. There is a story in this connection wherein the angry sage Durvasas came to Draupadi demanding foods:

On the Pandavas return to Hastinapur they resided in the palace created for them by the demon Maya Danava. Mayasura built this palace out of gratitude to Krsna for saving him in the forest fire in the Khandava Forest where he was hiding when Agni devoured it. He also presented Bhima with a magnificent fighting club.

After the Rajasurya sacrifice was performed, Duryodhana, being always envious of the Pandavas, came to the mansion created by Maya Danava's illusions. Bewildered by illusions of many kinds, Duryodhana mistook the solid floor for water and lifted the end of his garment to walk forward on what he thought was shallow water but it was solid floor, and after a few more steps he fell into waist deep water mistaking it for a solid floor.

Proud Duryodhana, who was wearing his crown and a costly necklace was very angry, but when he fell into the water everyone laughed, especially Draupadi and Bhima. Yudhisthira tried to check the laughing of all the women in the palace, by raising his hand and his glances. Lord Krsna however, encouraged it by the suggestive gestures of His eyebrows. Humiliated and swearing revenge, Duryodhana turned his face downwards and went back to Hastinapura.

The Kurus then made a conspiracy to trick Yudhisthira into a gambling match by which the Kauravas (Kurus) could cheat the Pandavas out of everything with the dice made from Sakuni's bones. During the match Yudhisthira lost his kingdom, wealth, jewelry, clothing and finally even gambled and lost his wife.

When Dussasana went to fetch the chaste Draupadi, she said she couldn't come to the assembly as she was undergoing her monthly period, and was only dressed in one piece of cloth (a simple 'sari'). Draupadi had a beautiful bunch of hair which was sanctified at the ceremonial Rajasurya Yajna, but Dussasana defiled that sacred lady and grabbed her by her hair just to insult her. When he started to pull off her sari just to make her naked, Draupadi, realizing that she had no hope of help from her husbands as they too had been lost, by Yudhisthira being tricked into upholding mundane moralistic codes and now had no free will to act (though Bhima was transcendentally situated from such sentimental codes his brothers tried to make him restrained to follow Yudhisthira's mood and etiquette).

Draupadi then cent per cent, completely surrendered to Krishna, and to the amazement of the assembly, as much 'sari' as Dussasana took from her body, as much again replaced it. Lord Krishna, though protecting his surrendered devotee, decided that for their sinful behaviour the Kurus would be inevitably killed at the Battle of Kuruksetra and all of their wives would too loosen their hair in public, but this time as widows.

When the Pandavas were exiled to the forest for twelve years after a second gambling match, the Kurus made a clause, that after the completion of twelve years the Pandavas had then to spend one year incognito, thus making thirteen years all told. If, during the final year the Pandavas's whereabouts were discovered, they again had to spend another twelve years in the forest.

Because the Pandavas were concerned how to feed the 'brahmanas' who accompanied them to the forest, Srimati Draupadi Devi was given a pot by the sun god called by Aksaya-patra.

This pot would never be empty until Draupadi had taken her meal and turned the pot upside down. Then it would produce no more for that day. Once Draupadi had finished cooking and had just taken her meal when the Muni Durvasas arrived with many of his disciples. The angry sage Durvasas and his disciples had secretly been asked to go there by the Kauravas who knew that by this time Draupadi would have taken her meal, and if she was unable to offer them anything to eat, she would incur the wrath of Durvasa.

Durvasas and his disciples went to the river to bathe and freshen up before taking their meal. Draupadi, full of anxiety, prayed to Lord Krsna to help her. Lord Shri Krishna then told Draupadi that if there was a morsel of food left He would be satisfied if that were offered by Draupadi, His pure devotee with love to Him. Seeing a fragment of spinach stuck to the side of the pot, Krishna asked for it, Draupadi offered it to Krishna, and simply by eating that morsel of foodstuffs, all of Durvasas' men and Durvasa himself became completely full and satisfied, and out of embarrassment slipped away and didn't come to demand a meal from Draupadi as the sinful Duryodhana had arranged for them to do.

Ooops ! sorry for a long posting !
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai jai shri gokulesh

Vasantji, This explanation was excellent.
But why to offer Chandan (sandalwood paste) on that day?
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 12:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

jai sri krishna.


thankyou vasantji for the beautiful story. we all appreciate your concern for us. thanks once again.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 30, 2006 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai Shri Krishna,

This is great so first of all let me wish all of you.
"Badhai ho Badhai Ho ! on this day April 30th to all the vasihnavs to mark the occassion."

Chandan is applied in summer because all the virah bhav collected in Shri Thakurji which has uprooted has to be cooled down Rolling Eyes

Offer Moti Mala(Moti means Pearls Palnaji) in Shringar to cool Shri Thakurji's heart,

Chandan ki goli applied on Shri Tahukurji's heart is Shri Swaminiji's bhav
On Vaam Hast (hand) is Shri Yamuna Maharani's Bhav
Daksheen Hast (hand) is Shri Chandravali's bhav

on Vaam Charnarvind (foot) is Shri Kumarikas Bhav as Daasaya Bhav
On Daksheen Charnarvind (foot) is Shri Vraj Gopis Bhav

Please touch the Feet of Shri Tahkurji and say I am under your shelter and feel Shri Thakurji in your heart and offer chandan.

Due to Virah Bhav on this day Shri Thakurji leaves Giriraj and goes to Barsana.

Aaj Chandan pahrat Shri Giridharlal
Pahravat Shri Vallabh Shri Vithal chun-chal nayan vishal
Chandan ke abhushan Ung Ung Chandan Ki Urmaal

Shvet paag kundal kapol chabi nirakh rahi vrajbhal
Ati anand neh sukh vislut dhekhat hiyo siraat

Shri Vithal Girdhar hit chit ki kahi na jaat kachu baat!

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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jai jai shri gokulesh

Sunitaji, thanx for the beautiful explanation.

Now 1 more query....

Who was the 1st to offer Chandan to Thakoreji?
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PostPosted: Mon May 01, 2006 11:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jai sri krishna.

thankyou sunitaji for explaining the bhavs. these bhavs are very important to be kept in mind during seva. but what if we dont know these bhavas while we are doing seva. pleasehelp.

theres one more question for you ( with a little makhan ) from my mother, podav ke samay should we dahrav any ang vastra or odani to bal gopal. or should we make him sleep nangam nanga ? please help.
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PostPosted: Tue May 02, 2006 4:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai Shri Krishna,

Kavitaji, podav ke samay better for Thakurji is nagam nanga (without clothes no ang vastra) that is my opinion but please do double check with your guru (or gurughar) as they will guide you the best.
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 5:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai jai shri gokulesh

Who was the first to offer Chandan to thakoreji?

Was it MADHAVENDRAPURI...........

Sitalji was it so????????
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PostPosted: Wed May 03, 2006 1:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai Shree Krishna

Unnatiji I know that Madhavenpuri offered Chandan to Shrinatiji from the information you provided in a previous topic, see quote below;


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Madhavendrapuri went to the Balaji temple. He bathed at the Pushkarini River and sat in a small forest there. Afterwards, he meditated upon Shri Nathji. At that time, Shri Nathji knew that Madhavendrapuri was bringing sandalwood for Him and decided to appear before him there in that forest. Shri Nathji manifested, adorned in garments suitable for the hot season. Shri Nathji told Madhavendrapuri, "Anoint Me with some sandal paste, I am feeling hot."



He was one on the vaishnavs appointed by Mahaprabuji to do Shrinatiji seva. However, I have also read that the first vaishav to do Shrinatijiís seva was Ramdas Chouhan but donít know whether he offered Chandan.

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PostPosted: Thu May 04, 2006 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai jai shri gokulesh

Sitalji, thanx for the prompt reply. Will wait for the other vaishnavs to solve the query.
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PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2006 3:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai Jai Shri Gokulesh,

Unnatiji and Sitalji if one reads the story of Appearance of Shri Nathji the first to apply sandalwood oil ( paste ) was Puranmall here is the story.

SHRI NATHJI IS ESTABLISHED IN HIS NEW TEMPLE

When the big temple was finally completed, Shri Mahaprabhuji returned to Braja from his pilgrimage throughout India. By that time, the temple was completed and Shri Mahaprabhuji established Shri Nathji there in the year 1519 on the third day of the bright half of the month of Vaishakha, on the festival day of Akshayatritiya. On that day, Purnamall had the darshan of Shri Nathji and was very happy. He considered himself very fortunate that, through Shri Nathji's grace, he was able to behold such a great sight. At that time, Shri Mahaprabhuji was very pleased with Purnamall and blessed him, saying, "Ask of me anything you desire. Today I am very pleased with you."

Purnarnall then said, "Maharaj, I would like to offer some very fine sandalwood oil to Shri Nathji with my own hands."

Shri Mahaprabhuji replied, "Don't conceal any wish in your heart today. You may happily offer the oil. Whatever you desire, do it with a blissful mind."

Then, with great joy, Purnarmall put the sandalwood oil into a bowl and applied the substance to Shri Nathji with great love and parental affection. At that moment he considered himself to be most blessed. Then Shri Mahaprabhuji adorned Shri Nathji with clothes and ornaments. On that day, the joy was ineffable and there was a huge festival. Purnamall was very happy and made generous offerings to Shri Mahaprabhuji. Shri Mahaprabhuji was happy with his disciple and presented him with a cloth shawl he had worn. Purnamall then did a full prostration before Shri Mahaprabhuji and, after requesting permission, returned to his home in Ambalaya.

Courtesy of Goswami Shri Ramanlal Maharaj Samaj (Sujati Samaj)Mathura.

Ga O ! Ga O ! Re Sujati Samaj, Jai Jai Shri Gokulesh,

Nacho Nacho Re Sujati Samaj, Jai Jai Shri Gokulesh.
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