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ShriMala-Tilak Utsav

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:27 am    Post subject: ShriMala-Tilak Utsav Reply with quote

Jai Jai ShriGokulesh.

Once Badshah Jahangir, provoked by an arrogant and envious Sanyasi named Chidrup, commanded Vaishnavas to remove Mala (Sacred thread with Tulasi wood) & Tilak (a mark on the forehead). This brutal order badly hurt religious feelings of the Vaishnavas. When Shri Gokulnathji came to know this, he made up his mind to find way to come out of this tyrannical situation. Committed Vaishnavas refused to remove Mala from their neck since it was as important as their life. Devabhai, a disciple of Shri Gokulanathaji, was truly devoted and last to lose patience. He was quite stable and patient even at the time when he was about to be crushed under the leg of an elephant for not removing Mala-Tilak. By God's grace, the elephant couldn't approach him. On the contrary it destroyed many enemies on way back. The opposition, somehow, understood the greatness of the religion. Lord Krshna has said in Geeta 2/ 40 "Even a little truth of religion saves from the biggest trouble".

In 1675 on way back to Agra a meeting of Shri Gokulnathji with Badshah was held at Sikri. Badshah regretted for his commandment after seeing the generous attitude of Shri Gokulnathji.

Chidrup came to Mathura to continue his evil deeds. There he happened to meet Shri Gokuleshji. He was spell bound to see him. Shri Gokulanathaji answered his questions fighting fit and clarified the importance of Mala-Tilak to Vaishnavas. Though Chidrup was answerless, he insisted on his view. Shri Gokulanathaji left the place showing readiness to deal with the Badshah.

Shri Gokulnathji traveled from Gokul to Kashmir, which was too tough (nearly 1500 KM) at the age of 70 years. It took 91 days. It, indeed, indicates his extreme love to his religion. He had faced too many obstacles on the way but his mission was to find out a peaceful solution to the issue of Mala-Tilak.

It was decided during the discussion with emperor that if Gokuleshi were adamant to keep mala-tilak he should live elsewhere leaving Gokul forever. Just for the protection of auspicious symbol of pushtimarg he agreed to stay at Soramji leaving Gokul.

In this way achieving the victory of mala-tilak by arguing with emperor he left that place. Many vaishnavas accompanied him to Kashmir, they were all waiting outside the place to hear about the victory of Shri Gokuleshji. Hearing the news of his victory people began to shout "Three cheers of Shri Gokuleshji's victory".

"Jay Jay Shri Gokulesh Shesh Na Rahe Klesha"


Kartik Krishna (braj) 5th Celebrating the Utsav of ShriMaha-Tilak Vijay Divas
Jai Jai ShriGokulesh Parivaar,
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jai Shri Krishna/Jai Jai Shri Gokulesh,

Shri Mala-Tilak Rakshan divas ki Khoob Badhai
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