Vrindavan Pilgrimage with Radhanath Swami

Vrindavan Pilgrimage with Radhanath Swami

Vrindavan Pilgrimage with Radhanath Swami

Our first pilgrimage to Vrindavan was in the winter of 1986; we numbered 22, all novices, and Radhanath Swami was our transcendental tour guide. It was a three day tour. We visited temples on the first day, circumambulated Govardhan Hill on the second, and visited Barsana and Nandagaon on the third.

As we walked around Govardhan Hill, a 21 Km trek, we sang kirtan. Radhanath Swami danced all the way. Stopping at holy spots, bathing at holy kunds, it took us sixteen hours to complete the circumambulation: from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.  Whatever meager luggage we carried grew in weight with every kilometer, and each tried to push it on to another’s shoulder. “You please carry my luggage. Please…..”

A year later, we visited Vrindavan with Radhanath Swami for the second time and went on a circumambulation of Govardhan once again. This time we found ourselves less inclined to push our luggage on to others.

And on our third visit to Vrindavan, the mantra during the circumambulation had changed to, “Please allow me to carry your luggage. Please….”

Who can deny the transformative potency of spirituality?

–Vishakha Priya



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195 Responses to “Vrindavan Pilgrimage with Radhanath Swami”

  1. October 21, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    thanks for sharing…great post

  2. October 21, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    Heart tranformation from taking Seva to offering Seva!

  3. October 21, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    thanks for sharing good experience with maharaj!!

  4. October 22, 2011 at 2:33 am

    thanks for sharing matji..

  5. October 22, 2011 at 5:43 am

    Beautiful experience…..

  6. October 23, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Parikrama with Radhanath Swami is a special experience.

  7. October 24, 2011 at 11:08 am

    seeing vrindavan with eyes of maharaj is very enlightening experience….

    thank u maharaj

  8. October 25, 2011 at 7:37 pm

    simply wonderful, jai, haribol.
    This is real evolution and scientifically tested today& anytime also.

  9. October 25, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    nice experience…thanks for sharing

  10. October 26, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    Pawan Sabharwal

    Transformations !!!

  11. October 27, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Thank you for sharing this amazing experience.

  12. October 28, 2011 at 12:09 am
    rajesh karia

    this is spiritual transformation at its best, haribol, rajesh

  13. October 28, 2011 at 12:09 am
    bhakti karia

    wonderful pass time at the worlds most spiritual place, haribol, bhakti

  14. October 28, 2011 at 9:20 pm
    Y.Raja Shekar

    Thank you mataji for sharing this wonderful transformation due to the association of HH Radhanath Swami who is prepared to share the burden of all of us. Its time now for us to lessen that by following his transcendental instructions.

  15. October 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you very much for sharing this story. By the power of great souls like HH Radhanath swami, we can develop the service attitude.

  16. October 30, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Association of Swamiji is a so wonderful and so transforming to the heart

  17. October 31, 2011 at 7:54 am
    Roshan Kumar Hota

    Thank you very much for sharing

  18. November 3, 2011 at 11:04 am
    nikhil wadhwa


  19. November 4, 2011 at 5:05 am
    Jagannath Dham Das

    Thanks for sharing such wonderful expereinces with Radhanath Swami !

  20. November 5, 2011 at 1:19 am

    Vrindavan Yatras with Maharaj open the windows to the spiritual world.

  21. November 5, 2011 at 11:31 am
    Y.Raja Shekar

    HH Radhanath Swami cultivates all of us so nicely that slowly we realise and transform ourselves to our original consciousness.

  22. November 5, 2011 at 5:58 pm

    To move an object requires external force, similarly to move ones consciousness towards Krishna requires association of pure devotees like His Holiness Radhanath Swami

  23. November 5, 2011 at 11:11 pm
    Kamal Gopi

    Thank you very very much for revealing the early days memories with His Holiness Radhanath Swami. Such sweet memories are like tonic for all of us. And unlike other tonic, this tonic tastes like nectar, and the thirst to drink it is ever increasing.

  24. November 6, 2011 at 5:53 am

    wonderful realisation

  25. November 7, 2011 at 12:44 am

    Hari boll. What an amazing transformation. All glories to Radhanath Swami

  26. November 7, 2011 at 5:41 am

    the purity of the pure soul influences the others,

  27. November 7, 2011 at 10:04 am

    amazing realization mtji. All glories to Guru maharaj

  28. November 8, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    Amol Kulkarni

    Thank you so much Radhanath Swamiji

  29. November 9, 2011 at 8:00 am
    Radhasangi Devi Dasi

    So amazing change of consciousness.

  30. November 9, 2011 at 8:15 am
    shyama radhika devi dasi

    thanks for sharing wonderful realization

  31. November 10, 2011 at 6:01 am
    dhruv palejaa radhika devi dasi

    very good realization. thank u.

  32. November 10, 2011 at 5:15 pm

    It is said that even a moment’s association with the pure devotee of the Lord can bestow the highest benediction. Here we see how the devotees after associating with Radhanath swami have become selfless.

  33. November 10, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    thank you very much for sharing your experience

  34. November 10, 2011 at 11:08 pm
    Milind M Churi

    What a transcendental experience? Thanks for sharing with us.

  35. November 11, 2011 at 1:40 am

    The potency of saints like Radhanath Swami, automataically makes us go into the mood of the servant of the servant.

  36. November 11, 2011 at 7:40 am
    dhruv palejaa radhika devichintamani dasi

    thanx for sharing.

  37. November 11, 2011 at 9:12 am

    just with a moments association of a pure devotee transformation takes place

  38. November 12, 2011 at 10:11 am

    Thanks.By associating with a pure devotee all the good qualities come in the devotee

  39. November 12, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Thaks gurudev

  40. November 12, 2011 at 1:00 pm
    Pranjal Dixit

    Hari Bol. In summary mata ji has told that how maharaj has transformed all of our hearts. Thank you very much gurudev.

  41. November 14, 2011 at 5:47 am
    Krishnaprakash das

    plz write more details of yr association with Radhanath Swami

  42. November 14, 2011 at 6:02 am


  43. November 14, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Thank you

  44. November 14, 2011 at 8:49 am

    All Glories To H.H Radhanath Swami Maharaj

    That’s spiritual transformation. Yatras not only give us deep realisations but help us transform our lives from the way we see it today to making tangible difference in it.

  45. November 14, 2011 at 10:39 am

    thank you for sharing. I could imagine the wonderful surcharged atmosphere

  46. November 15, 2011 at 1:25 am
    Pooja, Singapore

    Thank for sharing this great experience and sharing this learning with us.

  47. November 15, 2011 at 2:23 am

    very nice, thank you very much.

  48. November 15, 2011 at 7:46 am

    Really it is an amazing experience, sadhu sanga lavamatra sadhu sanga Sadhu sanga ….so the pure devotee of the Lord makes us very pure.The real transformation takes place.thank you mataji for sharing this wonderful experience.

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