Holi Madhuri Leela

Ya kare ne, kare karataba kare

Sunu gori hori khelana misa, haya! karora juluma dhare

Malata gulala gala kahi ‘pyari’! Mohum kaha ‘tu kaha pyare’

Barabasa nainana naina milavata, puni taki-taki sainana mare

Kahata lajata bata aurana sakhi, karata na ka, re daiya re

Kaha ‘Kripalu’ tu to abala sakhi! ya te vidhi, hari, hara hare

A Gopi narrating to her friend about Shyamsundar’s black deeds

A Gopi of Braj complains to her best friend about Shyamsundar, “O sakhi!  Listen to what I have to say. This cowherd Kanhaiya – He is not only black in complexion, he also engages in black (improper) deeds.” The other Gopi feigns ignorance and prods her to tell her more. The Gopi complains that on the pretext of playing Holi, Shyamsundar engages in improper actions. He put gulal (red colour) on my cheek and put his face near my ears and whispered, “My darling.” Her friend laughs and finds nothing wrong in this. It is common for people to address one and all, father, mother, daughter, sister, etc. as their loved one. It is not a big deal, she says.

But the Gopi goes on, “Not only did he do that, he also asked me to call him ‘Beloved.’ He then makes various improper gestures that I feel ashamed to talk about. On top of that, he bent down and made direct eye contact with me. He then had the audacity to wink at me. In brief, there is nothing which He does not do.” But her friend finds that too not objectionable as someone can be suffering from an eye ailment, and maybe doing this unknowingly and not on purpose. It is not fair to hold this against him. The Gopi tries her best to convince her friend of Syamsundar’s incongruous behaviour, but to no avail.

The Divine poet, Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji steps in and humorously says to the Gopi, “A woman is considered to be abala (devoid of strength) in the world and in the Vedas, hence it is not surprising that you have been defeated by Shyamsundar for even the great powers like Brahma, Vishnu and Shankar have been defeated by him. Consider it as your great fortune that He has graced you with Prem (Divine love) today and liberated you from this material world. You will forever now reside in Golok with your true Beloved.  You are the most fortunate one.

*A brief introduction of Jagadguru Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj*

(Known by His devotees as Shri Maharaj Ji)

The original title of Jagadguruttam (‘Greatest Spiritual Teacher of the World’) was bestowed upon Shri Kripalu Ji Maharaj on January 14, 1957, by ‘Kashi Vidvat Parishad’ (a council of 500 greatest scholars saints of India). He composed divine texts like ‘Prem Ras Madira’, ‘Prem Ras Siddhant’, and ‘Radha Govind Geet’ to lead us on the right path of devotion. He also gave priceless monuments as gifts to the world which include  -  Bhakti Mandir located in Bhakti Dham, Mangarh,  Prem Mandir located in Vrindavan Dham, and Kirti Mandir located in Barsana Dham. Shri Maharajji also built hospitals for the impoverished, the Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya in Vrindavan, Jagadguru Kripalu Chikitsalaya in Barsana, and another one in Pratapgarh. All three help millions of underprivileged to gain free access to medical care. His Kindergarten, School, and College for impoverished girls Jagadguru Kripalu Parishat Education is located in Kunda and provides completely free education.