On a Pilgrimage with Radhanath Swami

On a Pilgrimage with Radhanath Swami

On a Pilgrimage with Radhanath Swami

In 1990, I again visited Vrindavan, a holy place in North India. I had been there fifty-odd times before and knew its every nook and corner. Things changed little with time in these relatively remote places. So, even on this visit everything looked familiar, but with Radhanath Swami accompanying me, everything felt mysteriously different. His discourses, his devotional songs and his very presence seemed to unveil the hidden spirituality of that holy place. Everyday we traveled on foot, from dawn to dusk, visiting different places in Vrindavan: temples, hermitages, holy shrines and forests. Witnessing his devotion for Vrindavan, I was humbled: for the first time I realized that a holy place went deeper than its mere geography.

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133 Responses to “On a Pilgrimage with Radhanath Swami”

  1. July 31, 2010 at 6:26 am
    admin

    Thanks for Posting your wonderful comments…

  2. August 2, 2010 at 3:29 am
    sSujit Mehtaa

    To visit holy places may not be so difficult,but once there what we do ,really outlines our core character . Is it because going to holy places increases your spiritual credits or we need to get some favor from the lord or for curiosity sake and so on the reasons may be varied. Radhanath Swami lays emphasis on the point that we should understand that these are places where the lord has performed his innumerable leela’s and we must approach them with gratitude and devotion.

  3. August 4, 2010 at 11:10 am
    sandeep kamat

    Radhanath Swami has stayed in Vrindavan earlier and he also knows a lot of vrajvasis. A tour with him is a life-time opportunity.

  4. August 4, 2010 at 11:25 am
    Sri Kisore Das

    I had the good fortune of visiting and seeing Sri Vrajadham through his sound in 2001. I feel blessed…

  5. August 4, 2010 at 1:29 pm
    Rasakeli

    I would say it was your good fortune to visit Vrindavan with HH Radhanath Swami. With Him now can really see and learn about Vrindavan very lovingly.

  6. August 5, 2010 at 7:58 pm
    meera sharma

    Traveling to the Holy Places, like Vrindavan in association of Maharaj must be heart changing experience. I look forward for one such opportunity.

  7. August 11, 2010 at 12:13 am
    Jagdish Majethiya

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful realization – Indeed it requires mercy of a Pure Devotee to unveil the spirituality of any Holy place.

  8. August 12, 2010 at 8:05 am
    Vaishali Kamat

    We cannot visit a holy place by just buying a ticket. We need the mercy of the Lord to be there. And being there we cannot just realise it with our own eyes, but we need the guidance of a self-realised soul. Radhanath Maharaj is the best Guide !!

  9. August 14, 2010 at 12:51 am
    umesh

    It is said that to really understand the glories of Dham we need an association of devotees, and in the case of author, the devotee is Radhanath Swami Maharaj himself so what can be said more about it!!!

  10. August 16, 2010 at 8:53 am
    B.J. ARORA

    Only one who can see can show. Radhanath Swami empowered by his spiritual master can see and also show the spiritual places in the true sense.

  11. August 16, 2010 at 10:27 am
    Dr Yuvaraj J Bhosale

    we need a guru like Radhanath swami to understand a holy place

  12. August 23, 2010 at 9:02 am
    bipin

    All Glories TO H.H.Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    A Gurus presence can make all the difference.

    Hare Krishna

  13. August 28, 2010 at 12:27 am
    Chandrashekar

    to visit Holy places from our hearts anointed with love for God is very difficult, hence we need to take shelter of souls like HH Radhanath swami Maharaj

  14. August 30, 2010 at 2:00 pm
    madhura

    Being on yatra with Maharaj is completely a different experience.

  15. September 20, 2010 at 11:36 am
    Sunil Jha

    All Glories to Maharaj…Visiting DHAM with Sadhus really makes a lot of difference

  16. October 11, 2010 at 11:16 am
    Sumit

    Shashtras say that we can not experience the spiritual vibrations of a Holy place and it’s very clear by reading this article. Radhanath Swami is a pure spirit soul in the presence of whom, we can really see and feel the real Vrindavan, which otherwise remains a mystery for us.

  17. December 19, 2010 at 2:23 am
    Vinay Rachh

    Guru is the true revealer of Dham

  18. December 25, 2010 at 6:22 am
    Servant

    A very true statement at the end that His Holiness Radhanth Swami Maharaj unfolds the true spiritual identity of the holy places in a beautiful way.

  19. January 3, 2011 at 6:58 am
    Kuldeep Soni

    Guru is always show us the torch of Wisdom so that we could escape ourself by doing Dham offences.

  20. January 7, 2011 at 10:52 am
    Vidya Patham

    Thank you for sharing the inner significance of going on pilgrimage with a perfect Guide.

  21. January 13, 2011 at 7:15 am
    rajat

    Premanjana Churita Bhakti Vilochanena… 🙂

  22. January 17, 2011 at 7:14 am
    vrajdevipriya

    Thank you for sharing your experience with Radhanath Swami. It clearly shows that the Holy place had revealed itself to you due to his guidance.

  23. July 22, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    jan

    many many thanks for sharing this. It reveals how, in the association of a saint like Radhanath swami, one can get the complete benefit of visiting a holy place.

  24. August 2, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    madhavi

    all glories to Radhanath maharaj !! all glories to Srila Prabhupada!!

  25. August 3, 2011 at 9:02 pm
    madhavi

    thank you for sharing.

  26. August 7, 2011 at 6:13 am
    usha gaonkar

    Thankyou for sharing this realization. THank you Radhanath Swami.

  27. August 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm
    gopasana

    this is so true!

  28. October 17, 2011 at 7:35 pm
    chitra

    THANK YOU PRABHUJI FOR SHARING THIS REALISATION!

  29. October 31, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    sarikasarikasarika

    Thanks for sharing

  30. December 11, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    Kushal Krishna Das

    Hare Krishna!!

  31. December 15, 2011 at 8:51 am
    Kushal Krisha Das

    All glories to H H Radhanath Swami!

  32. May 9, 2012 at 2:21 am
    ajinkya

    holy places are revealed by holy people

  33. June 6, 2012 at 10:15 pm
    Pranjal Dixit

    Thanks for sharing your experience, which you felt as a difference in view when you visited holy place with a true genuine saint.

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