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Anisha Sharma
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Shree Banke Bihari ji Maharaj, vrindavan

Prince of Vrindavan: Shree Banke Bihari ji Maharaj

Vrindavan ke ho banke bihari hamse parda karo na murari… goes a bhajan from Vrindavan. Well, Banke Bihari and his parda have a romantic history.

Once upon a time, a princess from Rajasthan came for darshan of Shree Banke Bihari at Vrindavan. She was so enamoured by the prince of Vrindavan that she wanted to remain with Him for the rest of her life. Her family forced her to return to her kingdom. With teary eyes, she last saw Shree Banke Bihari ji and left. Mesmerized by her love for Him, Bihariji followed the princess, and was found missing at His temple home established by Tansen’s guru, Swami Haridas.

Brajwasis mainatin that one can still hear Krishna's flute in Braj...

A frantic search for Bihariji resulted in Him being found at the princess’s home. This time, Bihariji was coerced back to His temple-home at Vrindavan because He was being hugely missed by all the other devotees who came to meet Him.

From that day, a parda came in between the bhakta and Bhagwan so that due to a particular bhakta’s deep love, Thakurji was not again compelled to follow the devotee home.

Curtains as a security measure!

Now the parda or curtain keeps the devotees from taking a long look at Him, and melting in devotion. Pujaris regulates the curtain on pretext that it is to ward off evil from the child-Krishna Shree Banke Bihariji.

No bells, please

It is the only temple where loud temple bells are not used to wake Krishna in the morning. The Brajwasis say that it is not proper to wake a child with a start. He is woken gently. There are no bells even for Aarti, as it might disturb Him.

Night out at Nidhivan

Once a sevak fell asleep while pulling the strings of a hand fan at night for Shree Banke Bihariji. And woke up with a jerk when he realised that he had missed on his duty, and this might have disturbed Thakurji in his sleep. He peered inside to see if Thakurji was sleeping tight, and was startled to find that He was not there!

It was 1 at night. He kept the vigil, and at 4 in the morning found Thakurji returning laden with sweat and flushed in the face. The sevak did nothing to intrude, and continued with his duty. Next night, he was up and awake all night and found Thakurji leaving at 12 ‘O clock.

Raas utsav - celebrating unison with God

This time, the sevak sneaked behind Him and found Him entering Nidhivan, and heard the sound of flute and dancing fill the night air. At 4 in the morning Thakurji returned to the temple. Now the sevak knew that Thakurji spent 4 hours each night in raas with gopis. When the Pujari came to rouse Thakurji for mangla arti shortly after He was home, the sevak stopped him from doing so, saying that Thakurji did not get enough sleep because of His nightly excursions to Nidhivan. From then on the time for mangla arti was changed to 8.30 in the morning.

Vraj lore

Vrindavan is full of tales of Shree Gopijan Vallabh…. Brajwasis mainatin that one can still hear the Lord's flute and hear Him whispering Radha Rani's name, and can also hear the sound of their anklets in Vrindavan.

So, devotees' ode in bhajans like Vrindavan ke ho Banke Bihari hamse parda karo na Murari is certainly heard by naughty Krishna, and a loving relationship continues between God Almighty with His Creation.

Banke Bihari ke sawaiya

Banke Bihari shayan arti and verses

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Wonderful expression. May Thakurji bless with such love and devotion that we are able to hear the Bansuri...

Anita on Sunday, July 6, 2008

hearing all such things makes me more closer to Bihariji

nitin on Monday, November 10, 2008

Nice effort to enlighten bhaktas about most-loved Banke Bihari ji

dr k p dutta on Friday, March 13, 2009

bihari ji you are so sweet I love u so much.

shaily on Thursday, March 19, 2009

Radhe Radhe, Sri Banke Bihari ke dekh chata, mero maan ha gayo lato pato. When i see Sri Banke Bihari Ji my heart is filled with joy

chirag on Thursday, March 26, 2009

Banke Bihari, I love you so much; you are so sweet! I request you to remove the miseries of the poor and mine also, please.

Yuvraj singh on Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Banke Bihari ji mere ghar aa jao aur mere sare dukh harlo

Roshan on Saturday, May 9, 2009

Jai Mata di

Harneet on Monday, May 25, 2009

Banke bihariji, kyaa mangu mai aapse.... Aapne to sub kutch hee de diya. Bus itni kripa banaye rakhe kee aapke prati meri bhakti aur prem kabhie kum na ho -- bus badti hee chale jayee... dasanudas -Sushil

sushil on Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Banke means something that is not straight. Banke Bihariji is bent at 3 places, therefore he is called Banke Bihariji. He is not standing straight, but in a Lalit Tribhang posture. Tribhang again means bent at 3 places. Banke Bihariji is shown in a flute-playing position. His head is tilted right towards the flute...

anisha on Monday, June 1, 2009

Why is Bihariji called as Banke Bihariji? What is the meaning for Banke?

Kirti Joshi on Monday, June 1, 2009

Jai Shree Radhey! Name of Bihari Ji is the elixir of life. Radhey Radhey...

Sachin Khanna on Saturday, June 6, 2009

bihari g waise to apne liye kuchh bhi mangne ko hai nahin par aapko pata hai ki mujhe chahiye kya mere dadu maharaj par aaye is sankat ko aise har lo jaise apne baal avastha main sabhi rakshason ka sanhar kiya tha waise hi mere dadu maharaj par aaye is sankat se unhe mukti de do , luv u

sharat khurana on Sunday, June 14, 2009

hey deen bandhu aapse jisne jo bhi manga apne usko wohi diya hai

sharat khurana on Sunday, June 14, 2009

is murli wale ka kaise aur kitna shukriya ada karoon ki inse maine sunday ko request kee aur aap logon mein se koi believe nahin karega inhone tuesday ko kaam ki shuruaat bhi kar di, isliye hey thakur ji aapka koti koti dhanyawad.

sharat khurana on Thursday, June 18, 2009

i recently visited his place..n mujhe bahut achee darshan hue...everytime i listen 2 his tales....tear rolls down my cheeks.....i feel like surrendering onto him.......i love u a lot bhagvanji...plz bless me with ur love

parikshit mukherjee on Friday, June 19, 2009

hey mere pyare thakur ji aapne jis tarah aaj tak mere murshid ko apni gaud mein bitha kar rakha tha aapse guzarish hai ki ab samay aur kathin aa raha hai, jaise ek maa apne lal ko aanchal mein chupa kar rakhti hai waise hi aap bhi apne is lal ko mere pyare murshid ko apne aanchal mein chupa lena taki aane wala sankat unka bal bhi banka na kar paaye

sharat khurana on Sunday, June 21, 2009

hey ladli sarkar ichha to ye hai ki kal aapke sanmukh ho kar hi apni fariyad rakhun agar aapki stamp lag jaaye to ati kripa hogi

sharat khurana on Sunday, June 21, 2009

bihari ji, love u. dnt apart ur memories from us for a single second. ~ with lots n lots of love, nand, indu, kanahya, n urs gudia

smiley arora on Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Banke Bihari ji ke bare mae 500 character to bahut kam padenge. kyoke unko sirf feel kiya jata hai. vo apke atma mae hai. ek bar ap bula kar dekho...

sonia on Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Banke Bihari ji jee chahta he kee aap ko har samy niharta rahoon. jab pran tan se nikale to Bihariji nikat hon, bas yahee tammanna he.

Rakesh Bhatnagar on Thursday, July 2, 2009

Oh! Banke Bihari ji forgive my sin and give me a courage to remember you every minute of my life. At the time of death, you must come to take me with you.

Rakesh Bhatnagar on Thursday, July 2, 2009

Banke Bihariji aap kee kripa se mera har kaam hota hai. main to bas nishchint ho kar rehta hoon. aatma partmatma he. jab aankh band karta hoon to pyaare ka deedar hota he.

Rakesh Bhatnagar on Thursday, July 2, 2009

Radhe Radhe Krishna Krishna, Radhe Radhe Radhe, Krishna Krishna Krishna... Keep Reciting. Bihariji forgive our sins and bless us. Bolo Banke Bihari ji ki jai

Sanjay Kapoor on Saturday, July 4, 2009

Bihari ji hume bar bar Vrindaban bulao. Darshan dekar humari pyaas bujhao.Yahi kripa karo. Bolo Vrindavan Bihari Lal ki Jai

Sanjay Kapoor on Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Jai Jai Banke Bihari ji. Jai Jai Banke Bihari ji. Jai Jai Banke Bihari ji. Jai Jai Banke Bihari ji. Jai Jai Banke Bihari ji. Jai Jai Banke Bihari ji. Jai Jai Banke Bihari ji.

Sanjay Kapoor on Thursday, July 9, 2009

"Jai Shri Banke Bihari Lal Ki" can any one send me mp3 bhajan -Banke Bihari ki dekh chata, mero man hai gayo lato pato on my mail id k.manish2006@yahoo.com

Manish Kamal Sharma on Friday, July 17, 2009

mere Banke Bihari Ji mujhe ek baar Vrindavan bula lo Krishna, or apne darshan se mujhe kritarth karo. Radhe Radhe

Mohit Gupta on Monday, July 20, 2009

shri banke bihari ji, apne jo hume diya wo sab kuch apko hi smarpit hai...i m living coz of you only...be with me always and always..

KANIKA on Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Open invite: Janmashtmi Abhishek at Sri Radha Raman temple, Vrindavan Friday, August 14 at 9:00am. The celebration continues all day :-) Sri Krishna Janmastami Celebration at Iskcon temple, Vrindavan on Friday, August 14 at 6:00pm.

anisha on Thursday, August 13, 2009

Hey Radha praan Vallabh, Hey Banke Bihari ji, mere prabhu mujhe bhi apne prem me aise gher lo ki tumhare darshan ki aas na tute or ek din aisa aye jab Thakur ji tum mere saamne saakshaat ho. Mujhe vishwaas hai ki Vraj ki galiyon me, nikunj me, Yamuna teer, kahin to tumse meri saakshaatkaar hogi. Hey Madhav kripa karo, daasi pe kripa karo, prem bhikshaa do, darshan do, Banke darshan do. Charan-raj bana lo Banke... Jai Jai Sri Radha Raman...Jai Jai Sri Radhe

Indrani Chaudhuri on Monday, August 17, 2009

banke bihari apne jis prakar mujh ashai ki raksha aur sahayta ki . ushke liye mujhe apne charnon mein rakhe yehi meri prarthana hai. jai banke bihari ki

ADITYA VERMA on Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Govind bolo hari gopal bolo, Radha Raman Hari Govind bolo, Govind Gopal Radhe radhe, Govind Gopal radhe Radhe

Sanjay Kapoor on Saturday, August 22, 2009

he nath mujhe darshan do,mai apke bina nai rah sakta hu. he dayanidhan.hey jagadishwar mujh par kripa karo prabhu aur in pyase naino ko apne darshan dekar shanti do. mai apki pratiksha kar raha hu nath...

jyotirmay on Friday, August 28, 2009

jai shri krishna, bolo banke bihari ji ki jai, man pran se aap ko hi chaahta hu prabhu daya karo, charon main sthan do prabhu

abhijit chatterjee on Sunday, September 6, 2009

dhamo ke dham VRINDAVAN ki jai.... aur apne thakur sri banke bihari lal ke liye kuch kahoo itni budhi aur shakti mujhme nahi hai... itna zaroor kahoonga ki saare sansar ke bandhan katne wale bhaktvatsal bhagwaan khud prem ke bandhan me bandh jaate hai. aur bhakto ke ek bulawe pe daude hue aate hai....it's my personal experience.

krishndaas on Monday, September 7, 2009

hey Manmohana! Tumhara aur radhe ka pyaar amar rahe.

Janhavi on Monday, September 7, 2009

Had unbelievable darshan of the Master on August 16, 2009. I am from Bangalore & it was just of the world experience there in Vrindavan. Must visit this place to know what Bhakti is all about.

Thyaga on Wednesday, September 9, 2009

hey banke bihari... please fulfill our wishes also...and give us peace of mind and good moral thoughts and values. also give us power to bear all the tough circumstances of life.

ridhima soni on Sunday, October 18, 2009

Beautiful temple; management needs to organise to control the viewing in a better fashion for all the bhaktas - a lesson could be learnt from the South Indian temples, especially Tirupati. I visited Vrindvan on 31st October 2009 with my wife, son, d-in-law and grandson

Bhaskar Mazumdar on Saturday, October 31, 2009

It's Great to see.

santosh on Thursday, December 10, 2009

krishnam vande jagad gurum

Anurag kumar shukla on Saturday, December 19, 2009

Banke Bihaari temple is indeed amazing. I visited this temple on 16th Dec 2009. It was a new moon day. I had never seen such a huge crowd anywhere and nothing was organised. I got surrounded by an ocean of human beings! I was so petrified I though I would get crushed. At one point I prayed to the Lord, that If my death had come nearer, this was the place and i was ready to die due to commotion. I am in my early 40's and a heart patient too. I was panting for breath. Some how, the Great Lord gave me darshan with prasad, when I had almost given up hope of living on this earth, let alone have a darshan of the Lord. It is full of vibration. But please don't visit this temple on New moon day. You will be lucky to survive the mad rush of the devotees!

Anitha on Sunday, December 27, 2009

JAI SHREE RADHE KRISHNA. krishnaji i love you. muje darshan do. muje aur kuch nahi chahiye. pls jo bhi ye pad raha hain pls mere liye pray karo ki kanha muje darshan de... pls pls pls kanhaji aap sab ko khush rakhe. bolo shree banke biharilal ki jai

shilpa on Thursday, January 7, 2010

bihari jee se jyada kuch nahi mangta hu kewal itna mangta hoo k bus aap ke sewa main he apne ye jeevan bita du..itne kripa karna mere thakur jee apne dwar ka bhikhari bana lena muze.

pawan sharma on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

shree radhey, jai shri radhey mera aapki kripa say sub kam ho raha hai

Anuj Sharma on Friday, February 26, 2010

http://issuu.com/360darshan.com/docs/vraj2/286

anisha on Saturday, April 3, 2010

Jai Jai Shri Radhe ..Nitai Gaur "Mere Banke Bihari laal...tu itna mat kariyo shringar..nazar tuhe lag jayegi"

Rishi on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

mere prano se pyare prabhu shri shri bankebihari ji mujhe swikar karo aur bhavbandhan se par karo.Har saans me tera hi simran aur darshan karu,puri yeh meri aas karo. Radhe Radhe Radhe Radhe

manju on Wednesday, May 12, 2010

bihariji mere pran hai.

manoj kumar aggarwal on Thursday, June 3, 2010


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