Shravan Vad 11, Friday 18 Aug 2017

Pilgrimage

Dharmadev and Bhaktimata decided to go on a Pilgrimage taking all three sons with them, Rampratap, Ghanshyam and Ichharam. On their Pilgrimage they came to a town called Gonda. They did darshan of all the mandir's in Gonda. By evening they got to the Krishna mandir where the Sandhya Aarti was being performed. As Ghanshyam entered the mandir, Krishna came out of the murti and placed a garland on Ghanshyam. The people in the temple saw this miraculous occasion, and started telling everyone of the experience. The story soon reached the palace where the queen and queen lived. The king was astonished yet pleased to hear this, as he knew that this could only happen to a special person. The king requested a meeting with this special person. The villagers made arrangements for the king to meet Ghanshyam. The king went to see Ghanshyam in the village. Being a wise man, the king knew that god has no shadow, but wanted to see the sixteen cheens. The king requested Ghanshyam to sit down with his legs stretched out towards the king. Ghanshyam did this the king saw the cheens. He was pleased and honoured to have had darshan of the True God. The king became a follower of the Uddhav Sampraday.

When Ghanshyam was ten years old, Dharmadev and Bhaktimata took all three sons on a pilgrimage to Kaashi (Varanasi). Dharmadev was renowned for his religious knowledge. The great scholars of Kaashi invited Dharmadev for a religious discussion. Dharmadev accepted the invitation and decided to go. Ghanshyam requested Dharmadev to take Him with him for this discussion. Dharmadev agreed and together they attended this sabha. To everyone's surprise, instead of Dharmadev, Ghanshyam discussed and explained the complexity of the religion. The spiritual scholars were overwhelmed by the speeches given by Ghanshyam. At the end of the sabha they all bowed to Ghanshyam and paid their respects.