Vraja Parikrama

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In this line of Gurus the 34th Acharya was Sri Harivyas Devacharyaji, from his time the sampradaya was divided to two parts. The main line of Gurus is continued with his elder disciple Sri Swabhuram Devacharyaji. In this Paramapara another Acharya (39th) Sri Nagaji Maharaj has come and started the divine occasion of Vraja Parikrama(circumambulation of 84 Krosha Vraja Dham, the eternal playground of Lord Sri Krishna with His cowherds and Gopis) and was entitled as Vrajavidehi Mahanta (the saint always live Vrajadham and renouncing all of his earthly desires). Over the last 530 years this Parikrama continues as the Acharya of this sect.

Vraja Dham[edit]

Vana[edit]

There are twelve vanas in the Vraja Mandal. Madhuvan, Talavan, Kumudvan, Bahulavan, Kamavan, Khadiravan, Vrindavan, Bhadravan, Bhandiravan, Belvan, Lohavan.

Mahabana and Upabana[edit]

There are twelve Mahabanas in Vraja Mandala.There are twelve Upabanas in Vraja Mandala. Namely,Gokul,Govardhan, Barsana, Nandagram, Sanket, Paramadra, Aring, Sessai, Mat, Uchagram, Kelvan, Sri Kund, Gandharvavan, Parsoli, Bilchhu, Bacchavan, Adibadri, Karahla, Ajnokh, Pisaya, Kokilavan, Dadhigram, Kotvan, and Raval.

Kunda[edit]

There are twelve kundas in Vraja Mandala; namely, Govinda Kunda, Lalita Kunda, Radha Kunda, Shyam Kunda, Davanal Kunda, Shantanu Kunda, Bilol Kunda.

Sarobara[edit]

There are twelve sarobaras in Vraja Mandala namely Kusum Sarobar, Prem Sarobar

Sri Nimbarkacharya[edit]

There are different interpretations of Brahma Sutra commonly known as Vedanta. This interpretation is nothing but the different ways of reaching the Brahman (the Supreme) and the relationship between Jiva-Jagat and Paramatman (Brahman).It is mentioned in the Puranas that Parabrahman (the Supreme Being) appeared before Sanakadi Chatusan (four sons of Brahma) and taught them about Moksha and the Yoga of achieving it.

This knowledge is descended to Devarshi Narada by four saints and Devarshi Narada initiated Sri Nimarkacharya (the human incarnation of Sudarshan Charka-the holy disk situated in the hand of Vishnu) handed this Paravidya (Supreme Knowledge) to him. The Vaishnava Sampradaya that has come down through a continuous line, descent from Sri Nimbarka Bhagavan (through an uninterrupted succession of disciples) has become known as the Nimbarka ''Sampradaya''. In the Puranas this Sampradaya is also known as Hamsa Sampradaya or San Sampradaya.

Sri Nagaji Maharaj[edit]

He was born in Paingaon in Vraja Dham.

Vraja Videhi Mahanta[edit]

Kathia Baba[edit]

In this line of Gurus the 50th Acharya Swami Indra Dasji Kathia Baba has started the method of wearing a solid wooden belt in the waist. It helps the saints to achieve sexual continence and austerity in the saints and this ritual has other spiritual values. Until then the saints of this sect are called “Kathia Baba”.

In this line of Gurus three immortal personality come. The 54th Achayra Swami Ram Das Kathia Baba, Swami Santa Das Kathia and Swami Dhananjoy Das Kathia Baba. The 54th Acharya Swami Ramdas Kathia Baba, the famous saint was awarded the title of Vaishnav Chatuh Sampradaya Sri Mahanta (Sri Nimbarka Sampradaya) by all the Mahantas and Sadhus of Vaishnav Samparadayas. Up until the present days the Acharyas of this Sampradaya are entitled by Vrajavidehi Mahanta and Vaishnav Chatuh Sampradaya Sri Mahanta.

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