History of Vrindavana
The Lord Descends
Discovery of Vrindavana by Lord Chaitanya
The Sacred River Yamuna
The Six Goswamis
Who is Lord Chaitanya?
Who are Radha and Krishna?
the Supreme Personality of Godhead Lord Sri Krishna descends to earth for
performing His transcendental pastimes, He brings with Him His own eternal abode
known as Goloka Vrindavana, along with His most intimate associates, friends,
servants, and various other transcendental paraphenalia. Just like a King who
goes to another country takes with him his personal friends, family members,
ministers and secretaries, as part of his royal retinue.
The Lord's trancendental abode which is also known as the dhama,
is non-different from the Lord's eternal abode in the spiritual world,
in fact it is an exact replica. By mundane material vision the dhama
may appear like any other place on earth, but to the pure devotees and
perfect yogis, the dhama is a completely spiritual abode
saturated with it's own transcendentaly surcharged atmosphere.
Statements about Vrindavana
It is understood that Mathura City is the transcendental abode of Lord
Krishna. It is not an ordinary material city, for it is eternally connected with
the Supreme Personality of Godhead. Vrindavana is within the jurisdiction of
Mathura and still continues to exist. Because Mathura and Vrindavana are
intimately connected with Krishna eternally, it is said that Lord Krishna never
leaves Vrindavana. At present the place known as Vrindavana in the district of
Mathura, continues its position as a transcendental place and certainly anyone
who goes there becomes transcendentally purified.
“We must understand the transcendental importance of Mathura, Vrindavana and
Navadvipa dhamas. Anyone who executes devotional service in these places
certainly goes back home, back to Godhead after giving up his body.
Whenever the Supreme Personality appears, He appears in Mathura because of
His intimate connection with this place. Therefore, although Mathura and
Vrindavana are situated on this planet earth, they are transcendental abodes of
the Lord.” (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.1.28 purport)
“The ideal place to execute Krishna consciousness is Braja-bhumi, or Vrindavana,
where the people are naturally inclined to love Krishna and Krishna is naturally
inclined to love them.”
Caritamrita, Madhya-lila 4.95)
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