Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Shri Charnat Baithakji Number 84

At Charanat Shri Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya stayed in a abower and conducted a saptah. Six miles away from where he was staying a Brahmin hermit who had daily recited the Vishunsahastranam, The Thousand Names of the Lord for the last twelve ;years. One day he found a Krishna Deity in the Ganges river and the Lord told him that because he was a hermit he would not be able to properly serve Him and but because the hermit offered the Lord ;milk, He agreed to stay with the Brahmin for one month. On the night before the birth of Shri Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya’s second son, Shri Vitthalnath Gusianji, the Deity told the Brahmin to take Him to Shri Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya explaining, “You will find him sitting by a lake. Explain to him that it is my wish that I remain there with him. Then I will be very pleased with you.”

Arriving before the guru, the Brahmin humbly bowed and submitted, “I am a simple man of no learning but this Deity has informed me to bring Him to you.” Glad to receive the Deity, Shri Mahaprabhuji blessed him. The following day in late December in the year 1519 AD Shri Mahaprabhuji’s second son Shri Vitthalnathji was borm. The poet Gopaldas sings of that appearance,

“On a late december mid-day the Lord showered his blessing in Akkaji’s heart {Vitthalnathji mother} by appearing as the moon of Vrindavan.”

Many other poets have sung about that great event. After his appearance, Lord Krishna’s parents and friends all divinely appeared to celebrate the occasion. The Lord had a golden jewelled palace made for the celebrations and musicians played sweetly at the door. Toys of silver and gold were presented to the divine child and the Gopi Chandravali made the infant tilak. Shri Radha gave the child earrings to wear and composed many poems suitable for the occasion by using saffron and a lotus stem. Shri Vitthalnathji was swung in a jewelled studded cradle and everyone rocked the child. It was like the appearance celebrations of Lord Krishna. The serpent god Shesha appear with his thousand hoods to provide shade and Brahma the Creator came to recite the vedas while Shiva danced and was accompanied by millions of deities playing instruments and showering flowers. Celestial nymphs and musicians danced and played instruments. The place was grace by the presence of the great sages Shri Vyasa, Shri Sukadeva as well as by eight thousand other sages. Flags and banners waved while milk and curd were thrown in celebration. The eight supernatural powers and the nine riches also personally appeared. Everyone was completely lost in the aupiciousness of that divine hour. One poet sings of that divine day.

In groups they came to the house of Vallabh

To celebrate the coming of the beautiful Braja child.

In group they celebrated the divine appearance

Of Shri Vallabh’s son Shri Vitthalanthji.

His appearance has made the town of Gokul very happy.

Shri Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya bathed and then gave gifts of jewels, chariots etc to all present. Shri Garga Acharya came to bless the child and predicted, This child will accomplish everything, he will have two wives and seven sons and his lineage will be made up of the Lord’s incarnation.s he will defeat the Mayavadians and uplift many divine souls. He will purify the world and accomplish more things than a thousand mouths can praise.”

After speaking those word, Garga Acharya left and all the other divine beings present there bowed and returned to their respective spheres. Shri Mahaprabhu Vallabhacharya gazing at his son knew he was the Lord Himself. A bhakta sang, splendor has spread in the four direction.

When Swhri Mahaprabhuji looked upon his son

He laughs with joy.

They both laughed and control my heart.

His tilak is made of musk.

The glory of that scene goes beyond all explanation.

The concealed divine nectar of grace was forced to make its appearance.
Later, the lovers of Shri Krishna appeared and rocked the child. Shri Vitthalnathji tilak was made and bessing showered. The residents of Braja said that he would lie at the town of Shri Gokul and his greatness would grow day by day. All the residents of the divine abode then returned and that transcendental vision suddenly vanished. Only then did all present regain their their worldly consciousness. Here, Shri Mahaprabhuji fulfillled the divine wishes of the great devotees.
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