Radhanath Swami at Kanchipuram

Radhanath Swami at Kanchipuram

Radhanath Swami at Kanchipuram

2 January 2011. Feeling tiny, I prostrated before the enormous form of Pandavadhut, the deity of Lord Krishna commemorating his role as the messenger of the Pandavas. Situated in Kanchipuram in South India, the deity is twenty two feet tall, his other dimensions proportionately set. He is visibly almighty, as the scriptures describe him—and seems perfectly capable of fulfilling all desires. Gazing up at him, struck by awe, I wondered what prayers he received from the pilgrims. Perhaps those seeking sensual pleasures prayed for success in endeavors, money or fame. Perhaps those in distress prayed for relief from trials and tribulations. And perhaps the enlightened prayed for ultimate liberation from repeated birth and death. But I couldn’t fathom the thoughts of those beyond even enlightenment, of those who actually loved God.

A few minutes later our little group consisting of Radhanath Swami, a few other monks and I returned to the car. Before the car lunged ahead for the next destination, Radhanath Swami remarked, “It is worth coming in to this material world and undergoing all the trials and tribulations of material existence, including the suffering of repeated birth and death—for getting a glimpse of the beauty of Pandavdhut.

–Nityananda Das.

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126 Responses to “Radhanath Swami at Kanchipuram”

  1. January 13, 2011 at 12:42 am

    Radhananth Swami is really different person.

  2. January 13, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Maharaj is inconcievable, when it comes to Love for the Godhead.

  3. January 13, 2011 at 5:42 am
    Narendra Rakibe

    Sometimes it feels that Maharaj is reading the mind of the person who is thinking about something. We can not predict the answers which Mahhotraj can give.

  4. January 13, 2011 at 10:26 am
    Jayshree Shinde

    thankyou for sharing such a beautiful incident

  5. January 13, 2011 at 10:31 am
    Jayshree Shinde

    Radhanath Swami is a completely surrendered person

  6. January 14, 2011 at 1:09 am
    Shikhar Maheshwari

    The speciality of Radhanath Swami is that(definitely inspired by Paramatma situated in everyone’s heart) the very purpose he speaks is to pacify the minds of people who are bewildered with the things or places or people one experiences or comes across in one’s lifetime… This has been true in many of the interactions we have heard about him.

  7. January 14, 2011 at 1:11 am
    Shikhar Maheshwari

    In continuation of previous comment, thank you for sharing such a wonderful experience with Radhanath Swami…

  8. January 14, 2011 at 8:54 am
    Arabinda Sahoo

    Thank you Prabhu!
    Prayers to Lord Pandavadhut to give me His Prema Bhakti unto Hist Lotus Feet.

    Hare Krishna.

  9. January 14, 2011 at 11:27 am
    priya aiyar

    Maharaj is transcendentally situated at all times.Thanks for sharing.

  10. January 15, 2011 at 12:17 pm
    sandeep kaimal

    Radhanath Swami ki jai

  11. January 19, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing

  12. January 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj ki jai

  13. January 24, 2011 at 11:52 am
    Nausheel Unnadkat

    Praying to become servant of servant of servant is what mood Radhanath Swami teaches us through the life of previous great spiritual teachers. Any material benediction will be anyways swapped away by time.

  14. January 24, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    What a realization by Radhanath Swami….just amazing. We cannot even imagine his love for Krishna!

  15. January 26, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    thank you mahraj ! for making us understand that to take troubles of this miserable world to serve Krishna by just having His darshan is success of our life, thank you very much ,giving us a meaning to my life

  16. February 1, 2011 at 11:29 pm

    Hare Krishna. Thank you for sharing Maharaj’s realization.

  17. February 10, 2011 at 5:48 am

    Even while living in this material world, pure devotee of the Lord is feeling the spiritual bliss…

  18. March 2, 2011 at 5:20 am

    This is truly touching. Thank you for sending this post.

  19. March 8, 2011 at 6:39 am
    vaishali kamat

    You can never understand how Radhanath Swami can completely uproot you !

  20. April 25, 2011 at 10:21 am
    satyam mishra

    One needs to understand the subtleities that only pure devotees like Mh can enunciate

  21. May 16, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    many many thanks for sharing this wonderful story

  22. May 4, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Maharaj is a personification of devotion and love for Krishna !

  23. May 24, 2012 at 3:43 am

    it is something unimaginable

  24. May 24, 2012 at 7:11 am

    Radhanath Swami Maharaj gives a totally different perspective to everything!

  25. June 19, 2012 at 3:23 am
    deepak bagla

    amazing, radhanath swami is a special person

  26. June 19, 2012 at 5:43 am
    Citra Gopi DD

    An inspiring read!

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