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  • shrihari_nandini 3w


    By Bhavya Gogia

    Sailing through the winds,
    My heart stops for a while
    I seem to soar above in heaven
    While the water's pushed behind
    The rumbling of the waves below
    The echo of birds in sky
    Two of us in a boat
    Are leaving the world the behind

    The water is too cruel
    Blue waves as merciless knives
    Cutting through the plants and fish
    Who seem to pay their price
    The underworld is busy
    In the affairs harsh and wild
    Two of us in a boat
    Are leaving the world behind

    We adore our pretty flowers
    And birds come follow flying
    The sun shines on your complexion
    And I have left my crying
    You take the oars while I,
    Sing for you to never sigh
    Two of us in a boat
    Are leaving the world behind

    What would it feel like to leave all that hurts the soul (you) and move forward to where it belongs? Going with the one to whom we belong? The one who is the path and the destination, one who will sail us through this Bhavsagar (ocean of miseries)

    This journey is all yours. You and God, he sails you sing, go on and never weep again. Take along all those things that link you to him, take along your love and gift it to him and finally submit yourself to him ��

    (Today I complete four years on Miraquill ��)

    #mahalakshmi #narayana #shrihari #love #sail #surrender #bliss #joy #happiness #boat #world #ocean #birds #flowers #weep

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    By ShriHari Nandini

  • shrihari_nandini 21w

    #shrihari #mahalakshmi #narayana #janamashtami #krishna #govinda #gokul #vrindavan #beloved #life #soul #heart #love #eightverses

    श्रीहरि अष्टपदि
    - श्रीहरि नंदिनी

    पावन परम परिशुध् पितामह
    परमेश्वर पालक परमात्मा
    जगदीशा जय जग-मनमोहक
    जलज-नयन जग- बंधविमोचक
    कमला-प्रियवर कमलनाभन किशोर
    कामपिता काम-मानस-चोर
    मम मानसवर मधूसूदन मोहन
    मुकुंद मुरारी ममहृदय-सोहन
    गोंविंद गोप्रिये गोपालावतारा
    गोपीजन प्रिये गोकुल आधारा
    श्यामबदन शशिरविलोचन
    शेषाग्रज श्रीगरूडारोहन
    वासुदेव वैजंतीमाली
    वसुंधराधर वृंदापतमाली
    नमामि नारायण नरोत्तम
    नीरशयन नर-संकटमोचन

    Prayer of Eight Verses on ShriHari
    By Bhavya Gogia

    The one who is the Holiest, Purest, the Great Father
    Who is the Primeval Lord, The Nurturer and The Primeval Soul;
    Who is the God of the Entire World, Victory be to him who enchants the mind of World,
    Who has Eyes like Lotuses, and who destroys the bonds of World;
    Who is the beloved Husband of the one residing in a Lotus(Kamla- Lakshmi Ma), Who has a navel like a lotus, and who is a youthful boy,
    Who is the Father of Cupid, and who steals the mind of even Cupid!(Cupid is capable stealing the mind of even Great Yogis, but not our Lord's, instead his mind is stolen by our Lord);
    Who is the Lord of My Mind, Who killed the demon Madhu, and who is Very Enchanting,
    Who gives Liberation, Who killed Mura Demon and Who shines in My Heart;
    Who is the friend of Cows/Vedas(Go) and Who in turn is loved by them(Govind Gopriye) Who descended in the form of a cowherd boy/Who descended as the nurturer of Cows,
    Who is loved by the Group of Gopis(Cowherd Damsels), and Who is the Very Purpose of Existence for the Residents of Gokul;
    Who has a black body, and eyes like Moon(Shashi) and Sun(Ravi),
    Who is the elder brother of SheshNaag, and who rides on ShriGarud;
    Who is the Lord Vaasudev (Vaasudev means the Lord who is the indweller of all, every being resides in him) And Who wears a Garland of Vaijanthi Flowers,
    Who bears Vasundhara (the Earth who bears the weight of all, Hari bears such Great Earth on himself as Sankarshan and Varaha), and wears the garlands of Leaves of Vrinda(Tulsi)
    My obeisances to Such Narayana (Narayana means the base/abode of all beings) Who is the best/Supreme Man,
    Who sleeps/rests in Waters(Neer) and Who eliminates the Obstacles of Men.

    Happiest Janamashtami to everyone! ❤️❤️❤️
    The countdown is over now and the birth anniversary of ShriKrishna is finally there! The God who is the heart throb of simple damsels to sophisticated yogis was born on midnight, his deeds are loving and a reservoir of unlimited joy for all beings. His nectarian words inspire every genius out there. To such Bhagwan, I pay my heartfelt obeisances!

    This poem/prayer is a special one in the sense that it contains eight verses and every word in each verse beings from the same letter. Its an older prayer I wrote 2 years back but couldn't post. For this occasion it seemed perfect! However, I couldn't plan a surprise for my little Krishna though he did surprise me by coming to my house in beautiful vigrahas. Oh ShriHari, how would I even bless you? ��

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    श्रीहरि अष्टपदि

    - भव्या गोगिया

    पावन परम परिशुध् पितामह
    परमेश्वर पालक परमात्मा
    जगदीशा जय जग-मनमोहक
    जलज-नयन जग- बंधविमोचक
    कमला-प्रियवर कमलनाभन किशोर
    कामपिता काम-मानस-चोर
    मम मानसवर मधूसूदन मोहन
    मुकुंद मुरारी ममहृदय-सोहन
    गोंविंद गोप्रिये गोपालावतारा
    गोपीजन प्रिये गोकुल आधारा
    श्यामबदन शशिरविलोचन
    शेषाग्रज श्रीगरूडारोहन
    वासुदेव वैजंतीमाली
    वसुंधराधर वृंदापतमाली
    नमामि नारायण नरोत्तम
    नीरशयन नर-संकटमोचन

  • shrihari_nandini 27w

    #mahalakshmi #narayana #shrihari #pitaji #ma #father #love #fear #insecurity #obstacles #pain #endless


    Prisoner to Fears
    By ShriHari Nandini

    "Where there's love, there's no place for fear,
    when there's fear, love cannot survive"

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    Prisoner to Fears

    By Bhavya Gogia

    Brimming with love, filled with care
    With arms ready for a heartfelt embrace
    Mind full of thoughts about loving beloved
    With affectionate heart which was true
    Believe me, my Lord, Oh Vaikunth Madhav
    I swear, my feet ran towards you!

    Then halted suddenly, as the waves rushed
    Of thoughts, insecurities and my low deeds
    In my lowly mind, full of fear of the world,
    I was scared to my last breath Oh ShriVishnu
    I stopped myself altogether at your door
    But I swear my feet ran towards you!

    My mind which wonders about your wonders
    About your beauty, your grace and charm,
    About your mercy filled rain cloud persona
    Was then just filled of melancholic blue
    Tears filled my eyes, my heart clasped pain
    But I swear my feet ran towards you!

    My worthless mind which adored bitter ego
    Told me how low I was, I had no standard
    To embrace you Oh Father, it called me bad
    I felt helpless and trapped without rescue
    But before succumbing to my pain and grief
    Believe me, my feet ran towards you!

  • shrihari_nandini 31w

    #mahalakshmi #narayana #shrihari #pitaji #ma #father #love #forever #bestie #mylifeline


    Happy Father's Day
    By ShriHari Nandini

    Mirakee has removed the option to put your own picture, I made a beautiful collage ��

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    Happy Father's Day!

    By Bhavya Gogia

    Dire circumstances when fill me with grief
    There is a haven which provides for relief
    On the arid soil, like pouring showers anew
    Blessing my days, my future, my views
    That's how I feel when I am with you!
    Like the flowers which are nourished bright
    With constant and ample sunlight,
    Like the night which is glorified with moon
    And the welkin with stars obtains value
    That's how I feel when I am with you!
    Pouring wisdom on the barren landscapes
    Of the naive mind and its empty escapes
    You fill the voids incurred by gloomy blues
    With words of worth exuding nectarian truth
    That's how I feel when I am with you!
    When thorns of pain make my heart bleed
    I think about your smile and feel released
    I love you Father, and forever would I do,
    One day I will make you proud of me too,
    Because that's how I feel when I am with you!

  • shrihari_nandini 35w

    #mahalakshmi #narayana #shrihari #sita #ram #navami #birthday #auspicious #beautiful #day #bhagwati #appearance #mother #perfect #love



    Birthday of Bhagwati
    By Bhavya Gogia

    Sitting on a high branch on the tree
    Which I climbed this morn, I began to think
    The Surprise to present to our Mayya,
    To please her, what should be our gift!?
    I call upon Pitaji whom I find lost in thought
    While he is sitting beneath collecting fruits,
    He looks up and understands my silence,
    While I began to think about his own,
    'We're thinking the same thing, my buddy'
    He answers before my eyelids blink,
    So I jump, he catches me, and we sit there
    Together on the bench, both of us think
    'Dad I am your bud, we need Ma's parrot'
    And both of us turn our gaze at the other,
    'Akhila!' we spring! beaming at the thought
    And I go calling the lil one of my mother!
    Hari smiles as we both come running
    Excited joyously hand in hand,
    "Oh I know, I know what to do" says Akki
    While she picks a stick to draw on sand!
    One after the other, she describes and draws
    While me and Raghav sit as students
    Obediently we listen to my sister, her plan,
    And squirrels gather around for information
    'No time to waste' I take her hands in mine
    Hari nods, as we head to the village market
    "I'll go collect decorations" he goes on own
    While she counts the money in her pocket
    Making purchases from our pocket moneys
    We buy the supplies and head to our cottage
    While Akhila enters from the door cleverly
    I enter the kitchen from a window unnoticed
    I hid the stuff, as they expected from me,
    And the evening of beauty passes by,
    As the clock strikes 5 at dawn, we're awoke
    By ShriRam's voice and his eager eyes
    "Oh! Lets get to work" and our trio heads
    To our work base, the kitchen to say
    With clean hands, we set the groceries atop
    And commence our jobs assigned that day
    While me and Akhila work with food & drinks
    Hari strings the flowers, perhaps decorating
    The room is full of lotus scents and sweets
    And he puts a charm preventing early waking
    "Its 7!" We squeal, Ma wakes and Dad rushes
    To her room beside her being her first wish
    Then he closes her eyes with his blue palms
    We each take her hands, to lead to her gifts
    He slowly opens her eyes, while people rise
    From under the tables adorned with love
    Each of us spark in unison 'Surpriseee!'
    While ShriRaghav gives her a loving hug!
    On the lofty table sits a magnificent cake
    Along with sweets, rasgullas, barfi & halwa
    Relatives bring jewels, presents of all kind
    For our Janak Dulari Kishori Sita Mayya!
    She whose magnanimity knows no bounds
    Is garlanded by the flowers strung by ShriPati
    She beams with joy blessing all with love
    While all hail the beautiful & divine Bhagwati

    So this is a surprise planned by me and my sister Akhilavandana along with our father ShriRaam for the birthday of our Mayya Sita ��

    Do you know how Raghav praised Janaki?
    Akhila narrates it to this way!

    He says,
    "Your name Sītā means the one who has risen from furrow (in Sanskrit).
    In English, I will tell you what each letter signifies. ❤️

    S- Selfless. Your care and selflessness knows no bounds. You accompanied me to the forest without thinking about the dangers lurking there. You always think about my welfare.
    I- Inspiring. Your courage, determination, strength, love, everything about you inspires me and our devotees.
    T- Trusting. You always know that I would be there for you. You did what nobody else can do. Whatever difficult situation you were in, you faced everything and had full faith in me. You believe me and this belief makes me what I am.
    A- Amazing.

    And so we celebrate our Mayya, Bhagwati Sita's birthday to please her and get her blessings ��

    Pic: A drawing by her based on the poem ❤

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    Birthday of Bhagwati

    By ShriHari Nandini

  • shrihari_nandini 37w

    EDIT: I apologize for the late responses, I was not keeping well, hope you all are safe and taking care.. I pray ShriHari keeps everyone safe and sound! ������

    #mahalakshmi #narayana #godha #sita #rukmini #lakshmi #radha #ma #mayyas #mother #day #love #supreme #perfect #unique #irreplaceable #loving #mapitaji

    On Mother's Day
    By Bhavya Gogia

    As I began to write something
    On the outstanding woman I call my mother,
    The blank pages give an empty stare
    And fill my mind with huge despair
    Oh she's cool, she's gorgeous no doubt
    She's wise of course and I wanna make her proud
    She gives me love, I will get from none
    And if I know a live goddess, she is the one
    But is that enough, the pages ask me
    The words adoring her are infinitely many,
    But what portion of my self centered heart
    Could I give to her, as she does selflessly?
    To give her something, mere words to say,
    Would be like giving the Sun a ray of light
    To give her a present to show our love,
    Would be showing God, our little might
    Well, one who bothers about my well being,
    Since the day I took my first breath,
    What gifts could I ever give her,
    Which may repay my ever flowing debts?
    As I ponder over my helplessness,
    The blank stares answer back,
    There's 'nothing' you can give to the one,
    Who dedicated her life to selfless love
    When there's no expecting, and only to offer
    The soul becomes like God, they say
    While we reflect on the rarity of such state
    We experience its irony every day!
    Why would I compare a mother to God
    When God's love is called 'motherly' by all
    Why would I think I can repay her love,
    I'd rather stay in the debt forever more,
    Therefore I pray to the almighty today,
    Is to grant her beatitude, all blessedness
    She never grieves, her smile be sempiternal
    And showers perpetual happiness!


    Pic: My Mother in her loving forms ❤

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    On Mother's Day

    By ShriHari Nandini

  • shrihari_nandini 40w

    #mahalakshmi #narayana #shrihari #shri #sita #ram #navami #chaitra #shubh #abhijit #birthday #party #love #celebration #devotion #happiness #fun #glory #raita

    Shubh ShriRam Navami to everyone!!!
    So here's an account of his birthday celebration by me and @aarsha_ns Didi. We planned this birthday and executed it with Ma Sita along with our team for our ShriRam ��
    Feel free to be the part of our team and plan!
    Have a great great day for its ShriRam's birthday party!!!!!


    Birthday Boy ShriRam
    By Bhavya Gogia

    The day's arriving, the auspicious one!
    But Oh The Ruling Lord looks fumed
    What did you do or perhaps I
    Even Sita Mayya seems confused
    Well, I know, I did some mess
    But we need to make him smile again
    While Shri Hanuman sings his eulogies
    We sit together to make a plan
    "Look" I say, "like a child,
    His baby face sprouts a pout"
    "And we don't even know why"
    Says Ashu Di, "or what is it about!?"
    One thing leads to another
    And we come upon an idea
    But this would not be easy to hide
    From either Raghav or his Siya
    So we plan to include
    Our Ma in our little plot
    While I execute this, Ashu Di
    Goes about informing the whole abode
    So I enter the chambers of our parents
    And climb to Mayya's lap
    While Raghav sits with his phone
    As if busy on Vaishnav-Chat
    So I quietly exit the room
    After sliding the secret letter to Ma
    And she smiles acknowledging
    And appreciating our idea
    So the day comes, the Navami of Chaitra
    But everyone quietly does daily chores
    Raghav raises an eyebrow, in surprise
    As he keeps staring around and all
    But no one seems bothered
    So he proceeds towards his throne
    Moving with his pout on,
    He picks up his bright blue phone
    But as he sits at the couch
    All the lights go off, it's dark
    Then a glowing figure appears in the middle
    Its Ma, with her lovely charm!
    Her golden glow emanates the room
    As she sings his eulogies with love
    While everyone emerges from the shadows
    Each in a different bright colour!
    We dance and sport and form the scenes
    Beloved to his heart and soul,
    We celebrate and enact upon his Katha,
    While food is served to the lovely God!
    Some fondle him, and decorate his hair
    While some relatives offer a sweet
    Some give presents and elders shower love
    While little children press his Feet!
    ShriRam lights up, his face is brightened
    As Ma Jaanki caresses him along
    He seems impressed and every voice chants
    "Long live our Sweetest Lord!"

    Okay, so this idea most twenty first century devotees like that ShriHari should've a phone and a Vaishnav Chat (app like insta perhaps invented by me ��), so that every Vaishnav, every devotee, could chat with him easily.. So I added this element for fun.
    And, I am not lying ShriRam was really making a face these days... And Sita Ma also looked confused.. So Aarsha Di told me to fondle him, like really he smiles when you give him love filled attention.
    So don't ignore ShriRam today, play with him, love him, worship him, celebrate the day and MAKE HIM HAPPY!

    Pic: My SiyaRam (I called them Raita cuz Ram+Sita= Raita ��)

    Jay ShriHari! Jay ShrimanNarayana!
    ShriHari bless all! ��❤️��

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    Birthday Boy ShriRam

    By ShriHari Nandini

  • shrihari_nandini 40w

    #mahalakshmi #narayana #shrihari #blue #daffodils #flower #complexion #soft #loving #love #enchant #sins #fortune #misfortune #tunes #stars #moons mercy #peace #November

    Blue Daffodils
    By Bhavya Gogia

    Softly tracing the steps of love
    He traced the terrace of my heart
    He of long arms enchanted
    My lowly life and its every part!
    He gave it purpose, I felt it now
    Waving off my endless sins
    He painted my life in such tints
    Extracted as if from blue daffodils

    Carving off the ugly manifestation
    Of my thoughts, my misfortunes
    He hid every pain under the veil of love
    And resounded my life with lovely tunes
    Until now, with stars and moon
    The empty void, I knew he fills
    But he proved the veracity of mercy
    He, with hue of blue daffodils

    In the bitter nights of November
    He brought forth for me a renewing spring
    With his glow, illuminating my self,
    About his glories, he let me sing
    What's the purpose of bragging my pleasure
    He who felt, would know the thrills
    About the blessings of the one with Feet
    Softer than blue daffodils!

    I received ShriHari first in November, 2017 ��

    Jay ShriHari! Jay ShrimanNarayana!

    ShriHari bless all!

    Pic credit: To the original owner

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    Blue Daffodils

    By ShriHari Nandini

  • shrihari_nandini 40w

    #mahalakshmi #narayana #shrihari #lakshmi #vishnu #shri #ramanuja #swami #guru #acharya #jayanti

    Shubh ShriRamanuja Acharya Jayanti! ��

    नमामि श्री रामानुजा
    - भव्या गोगिया

    सत्यम सनातन श्री आचार्य राजन
    नारायण प्रियतम स्वयम शेष आसन
    आराध्य जिनके श्रीविष्णु-अम्बुजा
    नमामि नमामि श्री रामानुजा

    मोह काम क्रोध आदि विकार रिक्त
    सर्व सूक्त वेद द्वारा वंदित
    सहोदरी जिनकी स्वयम श्रीगोदा
    नमामि नमामि श्री रामानुजा

    परम सर्वोत्तम दुर्बुद्धि-नाशा
    सकल वेद वेदांत सार के ज्ञाता
    अद्वित्य परम ज्ञानी श्री अनन्त
    नमामि नमामि श्री रामानुजा

    श्रीमननारायण भक्त शिरोमणि
    पावन की जिसने पेरूमबुतूर नगरी
    श्री चरणोँ मेँ प्रणाम पुनः पुनः
    नमामि नमामि श्री रामानुजा

    Obeisances to ShriRamanuja
    - Bhavya Gogia

    One who is the embodiment of truth, eternity and is the King among Acharyas
    One who is the beloved of Narayana, and is himself his throne called 'Shesha'
    Whose deities are ShriVishnu and The Lotus Goddess Lakshmi themselves
    Obeisances again and again to such ShriRamanuja!

    One, in whom, the vices of attachment, pleasure etc are absent
    One who is worshiped by all hymns and Vedas
    One who himself is the elder brother of Goddess ShriGodha
    Obeisances again and again to such ShriRamanuja!

    One who is eternal, the Greatest, the destroyer of wrong and destructive knowledge
    One who knows the summary of all Vedas
    There's no one like him, he's eternally knowledgeable, and Infinite (ShriAnanta)
    Obeisances again and again to such ShriRamanuja!

    One who is crown jewel of the devotees of ShrimanNarayana
    One who purified Perumbuthur city by his appearance
    My repeated obeisances to His Lotus Feet
    Obeisances again and again to such ShriRamanuja!

    Pic: ShriRamanuja's sketch by me ��

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    नमामि श्री रामानुजा
    - श्रीहरि नंदिनी

  • shrihari_nandini 40w

    #mahalakshmi #narayana #shrihari #nandini #forever #rules #opulence #illusions

    A Major Theft
    - Bhavya Gogia

    Who made the rules my Father?
    And why did you let'em implement?
    Why are you so cruel Oh Father?
    You used to be my sole opulence!
    Who is someone to say,
    That I don't belong to you,
    Who are they to crush my belief
    Who gave them the authority if not you!
    Karma Bhumi is this world
    That's what you chose to call,
    And strung us in the web
    You made the rules for all,
    You made us all unpaid servants
    By showing your mercy first hand
    You left us in debt which can't be paid
    And no option for reprimand
    Why Oh Father, you call yourself 'Great'
    If you leave us with nothing but hope
    That one time you're ours then not
    We dont own you cause you're the God
    And don't you smile, you cunning mind
    I won't heed to ill refutations you give
    Or your devotees or whatever whoever
    Cause I am tired of being just submissive
    Nobody heard what I had to say
    Just clinging to the hopes, I'll be alright
    Oh no what you ignored all along
    Was in real, my actual sight!
    Yes I dont care to worship you,
    Yes I dont heed to do any thing,
    But I knew I adored you, I knew
    I loved you with my everything!
    Why is it, who made it so,
    I hate that love, if that's how it's defined,
    To suffer immensely is never love
    All rules of bliss, its you who defied
    I am dead from heart which sang about you
    My spirits cling to last bits of hope
    Love is not a half way road,
    Dont come to me, if you've to be God
    I was clear then, and am clear now
    Mistreated perhaps by my own foes
    But all I wanted was my Father, his love
    Never all of your opulent fancy shows!

    On 11th November, 2017, I got the best gift of my life. But its stolen from me now.. I got the gift of innocent love. Well, not ordinary though, love of God. (Though it never qualified as love, I choose to call it love for now)
    But as I say, it wasn't ordinary, it was so much more, my personal attachment to him, I never knew came to be of social importance.
    Everyone praised me for devotion, they do so till now.. But I was never a devotee..
    I tried my best to follow all the rules, be a devotee, do what not, think what not. But all this just stifled me.
    And one day, in the blind chase of becoming a 'good devotee' I lost my past innocent self.
    You can see from my old poems and recent ones.. How I tried to incorporate the rules in me. How I tried to make my Father as the King of Universes.
    How the one reciprocating my childish acts became a Supreme Personality refered to as 'Sir'.
    Well, I've come a long way. And I am in no way posting myself superior to all the genuine rules abiding devotees.
    All I ever want is, my innocence back, and that's why I am leaving all thoughts of being good and perfect.
    I'll be what I am and I'll see God as I saw before even if that makes me the worst sinner of all times.
    Thank You for reading..

    Yours truly
    ShriHari Nandini

    In the picture- All I ever wanted- my mother & father ❤️

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    A Major Theft

    - ShriHari Nandini

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    जब देखो तुम
    -भव्या गोगिया

    जब देखो तुम गोपाल जो प्यारे
    रोक लेना वो है नाथ हमारे
    श्याम बदन पर पीतांबर संग
    जो कंठ में वैजंती डाले
    जब देखो तुम गोपाल जो प्यारे
    रोक लेना वो है नाथ हमारे
    माधव नहीं यह मन छलिया है
    उनसे दूर यह तन छलिया है
    दुर्लभ रत्न जब पास तुम्हारे
    खो मत देना वो है श्याम हमारे
    जब देखो तुम गोपाल जो प्यारे
    रोक लेना वो है नाथ हमारे
    जाने न देना यह सोच कर मन में
    न रखना गुरूर भी तन पे
    वो आये न अगर फिर तुम भी
    रोने लगोगे अपने जीवन पे
    जब देखो तुम गोपाल जो प्यारे
    रोक लेना वो है नाथ हमारे

    इसका तात्पर्य यह है की जब भी आपके मन में श्रीकृष्ण का स्मरण हो, उस पल को कभी कम मत आँकना। ऐसे क्षण में, उनकी छवि को कही भी अपने मन से जाने मत देना, उनका दर्शन ही नहीं, स्मरण भी दुर्लभ होता है। काफी जन्मों के पुण्ये के बाद हमे मनुष्य बनने का सौभागय मिलता है, उसमे भी सिर्फ कुछ को ही भक्ति का सौभाग्य प्राप्त होता है, ऐसे में श्रीहरि का स्मरण प्यासे को अमृत मिलने के समान है।
    श्रीहरि का दुर्लभ स्मरण जब हो जाए, तो उनकी छवि को कभी मत भूलना क्योंकि एक बार ऐसा सुख फिर मिलेगा या नहीं यह हम नहीं जानते। हमारा मन बहुत चंचल होता है, विभिन्न वस्तु विषयों के लिए सबसे बड़े सुख का परित्याग कर देता है और अहंकार आदि विकारो का शिकार हो जाता है। एक बार श्याम आये, और फिर दूसरी बार छवि न दिखाये, तो यह कष्ट नर्क समान ही लगेगा। इसलिए उन्हे कही जाने न देना! मन मंदिर में सिर्फ उन्ही को सबसे ऊचाँ स्थान देना चाहिए।

    Whenever you see the adorable cowherd,
    Stop him with you (in your mind)
    The one who wears yellow clothes on his black form,
    And a garland of Vaijanti Flowers in his neck
    Whenever you see the adorable cowherd,
    Stop him with you (in your mind)
    Madhav isn't fooling you, but your mind is
    Apart and away from him, this material body is fooling us
    When you have the priceless gem with you,
    Don't lose it, it's our own Shyaam, the black complexioned God
    Whenever you see the adorable cowherd,
    Stop him with you (in your mind)
    Don't let him go thinking thus in your mind,
    Don't be filled with unnecessary pride (for body, status, wealth etc)
    When he won't return to you,
    You would be left lamenting your entire life
    So, whenever you see the adorable cowherd,
    Stop him with you (in your mind)

    The poem explains that whenever you remember ShriKrishna in your mind, never underestimate that moment. At that time, never let his form fade away from your mind, because not only his Darshan (Vision), contemplation upon him, too is a rare thing. After inculcating good fortune for many many births, we get to become a human, and after that too, only few get a chance to practice devotion, in such a state the contemplation upon ShriHari is like providing nectar to a thirsty man.
    When you are able to remember ShriHari, never forget his form again, because we never know when we'll be able to get this bliss again. Our mind is very fickle, it goes after unnecessary sense gratification, and therefore forgets the pure real happiness and becomes prey to various faults like ego etc.
    Once when you experience Shyaam, and then it does not happen again, the pain would be much like hell. Therefore, never let him go! In the Temple of your Mind, always allot the highest position to him and him alone.

    Jay ShriHari! ShrimanNarayana bless all!
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    जब देखो तुम

    -श्रीहरि नंदिनी

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    Shubh ShriRukmini Ashtami
    By Bhavya Gogia

    In the midst of forest groves
    I worship Rukmini Govinda
    On her day of appearance
    Shines the beloved of Mukunda
    Today, behold! She sports pretty clothing
    I adorn her with flowers on her tresses
    She, who shines with brilliance of Magnanimity
    She frees us from our Karma's cesses
    Today, I will offer her many delicacies
    She is herself a magnificent lotus amidst many
    Which shine in the shimmering lake beside
    Where bees hum in an alluring symphony
    Decorating her self, with extraordinary jewels
    They shine by her sweet effulgence
    She my mother, plays with me whole day
    There are no words for her magnificence
    Hari who sits beside rhyming his flute
    With the melodies of the song of her love
    Everyone's dazzled today, on her birthday,
    The nectar pours ceaselessly from above!

    Today, is ShriRukmini Ashtami, the auspicious appearance day of ShriRukmini Ma the beloved of ShriKrishna and his Principle Wife! Let's celebrate it by devoting this day to her and ShyamSundar's Lotus Feet! ��❤��

    Ps: Last year we celebrated Rukmini Dwadashi, however, I was unsure about her exact birthday being in Pausha Month (this) or Vishakha Month. Since, the current information, today is ShriRukmini's birthday while the former is said to be her marriage day.

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    In the picture: Sri_Rukmini_Maharani Instagram page, a compilation of her artwork ����

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    Shubh ShriRukmini Ashtami

    By ShriHari Nandini

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    My Prabhu Forever
    By Bhavya Gogia


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    My Prabhu Forever

    By ShriHari Nandini

    I don't wanna achieve you Father
    Cuz if you're mine,
    Distance doesn't matter,
    And if Oh Father, you aren't mine,
    Then your place, isn't mine either

    I don't wanna achieve you Hari
    Cuz I know you can't be
    Won like a Trophy,
    If you are not a prize, I consider you my life
    Then where's the scope to worry?

    I don't wanna search for you Madhav
    Cuz in your smile,
    I find each answer,
    The great exclaim, you live in my Heart
    Even though I am not your standard

    I don't wanna search for you ShriVishnu
    Because, I know you're by my side forever,
    And hence I do not find an issue,
    For even if I forget you won't,
    You shall always be my Prabhu


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    Blind Faith
    By Bhavya Gogia

    Oh ShriHari I am ignorant
    Of the grim realities of world
    Nor do I know who I am,
    Or what relation I have with you
    But still, Oh Lord who kills demons
    I won't ask you to enlighten me
    Neither would I ask from you
    The fortune of good company (to learn)*
    All I ever ask Prabhu,
    Moment by moment from my heart,
    Is unflinching faith on you
    And on your pair of lotus feet
    All I want is blind devotion
    Whether I understand your plans or not
    To you my Father, I wanna have faith
    Like a blind man following his guide
    I want to Hari, with Shri by his side,
    Conquer my evils and my pride
    But this too stands next to faith
    That I want to have on you and your mate
    Mother Lakshmi and you Narayana
    Are well famous as kindest, I repeat each time
    Then why don't you help this miserable self
    Cross the evil waves of her mind??
    But I shall trust you, Father dear
    Cuz I know you as the helper of weak
    I know you shall help me develop, Bhagwan,
    Deep love for your lotus blooming Feet��❤

    Blind Faith- all I ever want.
    * Why I do not strive for good company?
    Well, it's not that I want bad company... But the thing is I don't like any sorts of company.. Because I am an introvert person �� Though, in reality everyone should ask for good company. Good company/devotee company helps us grow devotion easily..
    Don't follow me on this.
    I ask blind faith on him, and that's my priority right now. Nothing else really matters at present moment. I am struggling with my mind.. Trust and mistrust.. Trying to understand a lot of things I was oblivious to, uptill now. But ShriBhagwan shall help me. Always and forever ��

    Margazhi Month has arrived. Please worship ShriGodhaRangaNatha Bhagwan ������ Enjoy the Bhav.. Read Thirupavai and Nachiyar Thirumoli (English translation are available).. And you can go through my poems on my Godha Ma as well though they aren't worth it ��

    Thank You ����❤

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    Blind Faith

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    #mahalakshmi #narayana #venkatam #rangam #kannapuram #lakshmi #vishnu #ambrosial #lord #vaishnav #devotee #love #pure #heart #tears #life #worship #with #flowers #glories #of #the #glorious #shall #forever #be #sung #prayer

    The Ambrosial Lord
    By Bhavya Gogia

    Oh Lord with Lakshmi on Chest
    Oh Lord with eyes like Lotus petals
    Oh one with pulchritude smile
    Oh one who is a Vaishnav's life
    You smote the cart called Shatakasur
    And slept on a fig at the time of dissolution
    You make the hearts of Gopis bounce
    You're beyond all perceptions
    You're the inconceivable one
    Yet appear in Rangam and Venkatam
    You stand by your own glories
    And are worshipped well in KannaPuram
    Pray make me a flower for your worship
    May I be the red bloom in your feet
    May I be near thus to you Sir
    And be in proximity to my MaShri
    You stand majestically with diadem like feet
    Which is worshipped by the flower shower
    Which falls from the crest's of celestials
    When they bow keeping their heads lower
    Groups of men, women and devatas
    Along with their wives and children
    Come everyday to offer worship
    To the Lord who is of the hue of gem
    Oh ShriVishnu, Oh Krishna Madhusoodana
    Oh Madhav, ShriHari, ShrimanNarayana
    All devotees sing day and night
    Your names Oh My Blissful Govindaa!
    They pray, they dance, they sing and cry
    Tears choking the throats all dry
    They tremble by their Love for you, Oh God
    Now they've nothing to sigh
    They all have made their lives perfect
    By offering worship to ShriMadhav
    And now they have no worries left
    They shall be so today and forever
    Our bodies which is the Human Form
    Is made to offer worship to the one
    Who wears earrings shaped like fish
    And who is the King of Param Padam
    Singing the glories of the Lord
    Who killed the rutted elephant
    One rules the heaven, enjoys riches
    And becomes ShriVaikuntha's resident
    The lotus bearing Lakshmi Ma
    Loves that child forever more
    There is no end to all the joy
    One gets by worshipping the Ambrosial Lord!

    I wrote this inspired by reading Divya Prabandham. I will add some beautiful verses soon! ❤

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    ���� ������ ��������������: LakshmiNarayana, Our Ambrosial Lords ❤

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    The Ambrosial Lord

    By ShriHari Nandini

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    Super Soul Narayana
    By Bhavya Gogia

    Narayan is the super soul
    Worship Narayan Oh My heart!
    Narayan is the sole Deity
    Worship Narayan Oh my Soul!
    Narayan alone is worshipable
    Worship Narayan Oh my Mind!
    Narayan is the Supreme Master!
    Worship Narayan Oh my body!
    Narayan is our owner
    Worship Narayan Oh my senses!
    Narayan is our Father!
    Worship Narayan Oh my acts!
    Narayan is the most compassionate
    Worship Narayan Oh my life!
    Narayan is the Supreme Goal!
    Worship Narayan Oh my Self!

    Do I say more! To think of him, you don't even need to stop your work. Try now, I promise you'll love it! ❤
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    ���� ������ ��������������: Super Soul Narayana ����‍♀️

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    Come before the Dark falls
    By Bhavya Gogia

    Come my Lord of matchless charm
    Fill me in your embrace which is warm
    Let me be a magnet to your feet
    And worry further not for my heaps of sins
    Come Oh Murare, vanquisher of my sigh
    Come before my darkness sings me a lullaby

    Oh Lord who measured the skies and the earth
    Infinity times who took various births
    You are birthless, yet you come for the poor
    You are the helper of the helpless in despair
    Come for me too, much dark is this night
    Come before my darkness sings me a lullaby

    When Partha lost his way, in the battlefield
    Out of grief, he approached your lotus feet
    When Vibhishan came, grieved by his brother
    You caressed the forsaken like a loving Mother
    Your feet are approached always by the wise
    Come before my darkness sings me a lullaby

    You took Rukmini at once, when she called you
    Only you are fit to be approached by hearts which are true
    I am a fallen one, my heart is fraught with lies
    Oh Merciful, still kindly heed to my plight!
    Come before my darkness sings me a lullaby

    My Lord above all, the child of Dashratha
    You are well known as Apath Bandhava*
    Your glories are our treasure, your feet are our life
    Pray make me a servant, to those elixir sans pride
    Come before my darkness sings me a lullaby

    *Aapath/Aapadh Bandhava means one who gets us out of our troubles and problems.

    If in this life, my darkness comes before he does to protect me, I will sleep surrounded in the darkness deprived of the light he is. If I am not able to see him before my eyes close in the darkness I have always been, my life, my each breath would be worthless, if he doesn't hear my plead to save me from this darkness, I don't know when next would I get a human birth to contemplate on him.

    This human birth is very very precious, use it wisely to sing his praise and come out of darkness for when it ends, you never know when you will be human again and be able to approach him for no other being can do devotion like a human until and unless he is graced by ShriBhagwan or ShriVaishnavas themselves.

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    ���� ������ ��������������: ShriKrishna

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    My cherished Present
    By Bhavya Gogia

    Give me not all sorts of wealth
    Neither give me, joys and pleasures
    I don't desire life like Gods*
    Neither give me prosperous abodes
    All I ask is the eternal gift
    Of ShriVishnu's lotus feet
    If someone could just give me these
    I'll serve them I promise without fees
    This life has never cherished much
    Perishable items of plastic and dust
    And neither jewels nor happy smiles
    All I wish for now is a devoted life
    To the Feet of Lakshmi Narayana
    I desire just that perfection
    I never lose a thought of them (that's my prayer)
    And give me neither jewels or gems
    I've known devotees many such
    Who conquered senses by his Feet's dust
    Then can I not conquer my petty mind
    If just for once, I am blessed by his sight?

    *I here use the words Gods because here I mean to say people who consider themselves as God and who are rich and egoistic due to that. God is only one, writing Gods isn't correct. For celestials other than ShrimanNarayana, they are called Devi- Devatas.

    I am tired of my foolish mind and desires. If someone could gift me the taste of ShriVishnu's Lotus Feet then I will be an unpaid servant to him/her. (This is the role of an Acharya though �� one who joins us with His Lotus Feet is an Acharya and none else.)

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    ���� ������ ��������������: A devotee's property, ShriRangaNatha's lotus feet on Devuthani Ekadashi. ��

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    Plead to ShriRangaNaath
    By Bhavya Gogia

    Oh Bhagwati and ShriBhagwaan
    Oh magnificent Shriyah and RangaNaath
    Pray forgive all my sins
    I don't even remember their counting
    However, Oh Parama Devatas
    I shamelessly stand being fearless
    I have never cared for my trespasses
    And have been lost in the World's homicide Caresses
    Oh Kamla, Oh Vishnu, please listen to my pleads
    You are known as ones of merciful deeds
    I have sinned, I have sinned terribly
    I have been in conditions and lived horribly
    I don't have the audacity to speak much
    Since my faults haunt me, and it's getting tough
    I have called you multiple bad names
    I have always blamed you for all my wails
    I know you both are angry at me
    And disappointed too, as I feel
    But Oh Bhagwati, my sole refuge,
    I know I have always been very rude
    I am the lowest of low and miserably deprived
    You are the highest of high and the kindest of kind
    Yet I have been reckless and never humble
    But losing you now, I do tremble
    Oh Vishnu, do not deprive me, the wretched one
    Of the service of your Sweet Feet, like lotus
    If you leave me, where shall I go?
    Do I have a recourse, other than you?
    I know, I haven't trusted you and your wish
    But yet I pine for your Feet's Nectarian bliss
    Please Bhagwaan, heed to my sigh
    Without you and Ma, there's no purpose of my life
    If you leave me, Oh Padma Murari
    I shall end my life in the Holy Kaveri
    Then, purified by your will, I wish to get birth
    As a servant of servant of your Feet's Dust
    Even if you discard me then, Oh ShriMadhav
    I won't call my life as pallid or barren

    ShriRanga Dhaam, the abode of ShriRangaNaath is surrounded by the holy Kaveri river. If ShriLakshmiNarayana forbid me from serving them and keep me further away from them, I will have no purpose of living. I wish to be the Servant of Servant of their feet's dust. Nothing else.

    Mukund Mala Verse 5
    nāsthā dharme na vasu-nicaye naiva kāmopabhoge

    yad bhāvyaḿ tad bhavatu bhagavan pūrva-karmānurūpaḿ

    etat prārthyaḿ mama bahu mataḿ janma-janmāntare 'pi

    tvat-pādāmbhoruha-yuga-gatā niścalā bhaktir astu

    No interest I have in Dharma,
    Nor in collection of wealth and assets,
    Nor in passion and making love,
    For what has been decided by you,
    Will come to me in the form of karmas of the past,
    But I have one soulful prayer to thee, my Lord,
    In this birth and what follows,
    Let me have rock like faith,
    In thine two holy feet.

    I pray, I wish, to ShriHari that I develop Nishchal Bhakti (selfless pure devotion) to their two holy feet. Nothing else, I desire.

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    ���� ������ ��������������: ShriRangaNayaki (ShriLakshmi) and ShriRangaNaath (ShrimanNarayana)

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    #mahalakshmi #narayana #shrihari #raam #rama #ram #sita #seetha #siya #ma #pita #vishnu #madhur #sweet #very #extremely #dussehra #dashami #victory #of #good #over #evil #ayodhya #brothers #mothers #three #vatsalya #father #shri #janki #jaanki #raghav

    Happiest Dussehra!!!! ❤❤❤❤❤����������

    ShriVallabhAcharya wrote MadhurAshtakam on ShriKrishn. It had eight paragraphs describing the various attributes of Bhagwaan, but it had only one adjective that is 'Madhur' or 'Sweet' each line ending with MadhurAdhiPaterAkhilam Madhuram' meaning everything is sweet about the Lord of Sweetness.

    Just like a lover finds everything about his loved one as sweet, his speech, his voice, his gait, his smile, his hands, his feet, his eyes, his eye movements and everything, similarly did Shri VallabhAcharya wrote about our Bhagwan with whom he was in love with.

    It is veryyyyyyyyyyy sweet to hear and recite.
    In fact it is said to be the favourite hymn of Bhagwan ShriKrishna himself!
    No wonder it is a gem in itself!

    My best friend and my sister @aarsha_ns di told me to write something similar on ShriRaam. Since I do not know Sanskrit, I gave my naive attempt to write something like this in Hindi for ShriRaam Bhagwan with eight paragraphs using the adjective Madhur in each line for each of his attribute and the last line for each para being 'Akhil Madhur SiyaNaath', that is 'The Lord of Siya is entirely sweet' ��❤��

    And on this occasion of Dussehra or Vijaya Dashami, I am sharing it with everyone.
    Let's celebrate the sweetness of the King and Queen of Sweetness- ShriSeethaRaam!!!

    मधुर श्रीराघव स्तुति
    -भव्या गोगिया

    मधुर नयन, मधुर चितवन
    मधुर श्यामल सुंदर गात
    मधुर चंचल नेत्र पुण्डरीक
    अखिल मधुर सियानाथ |१|
    मधुर भुजाएँ, मधुर करपंकज
    अति मधुर धरे शर चाप
    मधुर स्वर, मधुर श्रीमुख के
    अखिल मधुर सियानाथ |२|
    मधुरतम चरणारविंद अद्वित्य
    अतिशय मधुर वक्ष विशाल
    मधुर श्रीनिवासाल्या प्रभु
    अखिल मधुर सियानाथ |३|
    मधुर लीलाएं, मधुर कलाएँ
    मधुर आनंद सुख धाम
    मधुर वरदायी युगल करचरण
    अखिल मधुर सियानाथ |४|
    मधुर चतुरभ्राता की क्रीड़ा
    मधुर वाद्य सा हास
    मधुर मतवारी चाल मतंग सी
    अखिल मधुर सियानाथ |५|
    मधुर कोशलनंदन की लीला
    मधुर वात्सालय मूरत तात
    मधुर त्रिमाता, सुत जगत्राता
    अखिल मधुर सियानाथ |६|
    मधुर जानकीवल्लभ श्रीहरि
    मधुर नवनित्य प्राचीन साथ
    मधुर प्रेम अनुपम दिव्य युगल का
    अखिल मधुर सियानाथ |७|
    मधुर भक्त वत्सल श्रीराघव
    मारुति वंदित मधुर भगवान
    मधुर लवकुश पिता, जग जनक
    अखिल मधुर सियानाथ |८|

    His eyes are sweet, his lovely eye movements are sweet
    His beautiful black body is sweet
    His restless (joyous) lotus eyes are sweet
    The Lord of Siya is entirely sweet! |1|
    His arms are sweet, his lotus hands are sweet
    He holds very sweet bow and arrows
    His very sweet Shrimukh (mouth) utters a sweet accent/voice
    The Lord of Siya is entirely sweet! |2|
    His incomparable lotus feet are the most sweet
    His large chest is extremely sweet
    The Lord who is the abode of Shri is sweet
    The Lord of Siya is entirely sweet! |3|
    His plays are sweet, his skills are sweet
    He, the abode of bliss and happiness is sweet
    Sweet are his pairs of hands and Feet which always bless,
    The Lord of Siya is entirely sweet! |4|
    The sport of the four brothers is sweet
    Sweet is their laughter like a musical instrument,
    Their joyous gait like elephants is sweet!
    The Lord of Siya is entirely sweet! |5|
    The play of the joy (son) of Kaushalya is sweet
    His father who is the epitome of Parental love is sweet
    The three mothers are sweet, the sons are the guardians of the world
    The Lord of Siya is entirely sweet! |6|
    The beloved of Jaanki, ShriHari is sweet
    The comradery which is new everyday and yet the oldest one is sweet
    Sweet is the matchless love of the divine couple
    The Lord of Siya is entirely sweet! |7|
    Sweet is ShriRaghav who loves his devotees
    Sweet is the God worshipped by Maruti (Shri Hanuman Ji)
    The one who is the father of Lav-Kush and the whole world is sweet
    The Lord of Siya is entirely sweet! |8|

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    ���� ������ ��������������: Ever Youthful ShriSiyaRaam (नित्य किशोर श्रीसियाराम) showing their lotus feet to make us completely surrender to them! ��❤��
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    मधुर श्रीराघव स्तुति
    -श्रीहरि नंदिनी