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Vrindavana Forest (वृन्दावन)

Devi Uma at Vrindavana Shakti Peetha:

Bhuteshwar Mahadev temple, Mathura, Uttar Pradesh Puranic Event:
Devi's Keshajaala (the tresses of Hair) fell at Vrindavana where She is known as Uma and the Bhairava is called Bhutesha.
(from Peetha Nirnaya texts)


Pilgrimage:
The Vrindavana Shakti Peetha is identified with the Bhuteshwar Mahadev temple on the Mathura - Vrindavan road in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh.


Sri Krishna & Vrindavan:

Sri Krishna and Vrindavana forest Sri Krishna kills demon Bakasura Sri Krishna subdues serpent Kaliya Kaliya Ghat, Vrindavana, Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh Chir Ghat, Vrindavan, Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh Sri Krishna Rasa Leela Sevakunj, Vrindavan, Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh Nidhivan, Vrindavan, Mathura district, Uttar Pradesh Puranic Event:
1. Sri Krishna kills a demon in Vrindavana who had assumed the form of a calf. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.11)
2. Sri Krishna kills demon Bakasura. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.11)
3. Sri Krishna kills demon Aghasura. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.12)
4. Sri Krishna plays with the cowherd boys in Vrindavan. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.15)
5. Sri Krishna and Balarama kills Dhenukasura and other ass-demons. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.15)
6. Sri Krishna frees the river Yamuna from the poisonous serpent Kaliya. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.16)
7. Sri Krishna and Balarama eliminates demon Pralamba. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.18)
8. Sri Krishna swallows forest fire. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.19)
9. Sri Krishna steals the garments of the gopis. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.22)
10. Sri Krishna performs the dance of Rasa with the gopis. (Srimad Bhagavatam 10.33)


Pilgrimage:
1. Kaliya Ghat: The place where Sri Krishna subdued serpent Kaliya is identified with the Kaliya Ghat of Vrindavan in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. The river Yamuna has drifted over the centuries and does not flow near this ghat.
2. Chir Ghat: The place where Sri Krishna stole the clothes of the gopis is identified with Chir Ghat in Vrindavan in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh. There is an ancient tree in Chir Ghat which people believe to be the same tree which Krishna climbed and hid the clothes of the gopis.
3. Sevakunj and Nidhivan: These groves are identified with the places where Sri Krishna enjoyed His pastimes with the gopis and performed Rasa Leela. Previously both are likely to have been part of a single forest. It is believed that every night Sri Krishna and Radharani still come here to enjoy their divine pastimes. Both places have a Rang Mahal which serves as a resting place after the divine leela. Sevakunj has a Lalitha Kund created by Sri Krishna to quench the thirst of Lalitha, a companion of Sri Radha. Nidhivan similarly has Vishakha Kund. Nidhivan has the samadhi of saint Haridas who composed and sung many songs on Sri Krishna.



Bharatavarsha - The Land of Gods and Sages:

1. Stotras by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha - Hanuman - Gurudeva - Gayatri
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - (Lakshmi - Tulasi - Bhoomi) - Parvati
Others: Murugan - Surya - Ganga - Yamuna - Narmada - Others
Final: Vedas - Brahman

2. Pilgrimages by Deity:
Initial: Ganesha
Tridevas: Brahma - (Vishnu - Narasimha - Rama - Krishna) - Shiva
Tridevis: Saraswati - Lakshmi - (Parvati - Shakambari)
Others: Murugan - Ganga

3. Saints: Ramakrishna - Vivekananda - Ramana - Saints

4. Sadhana: Sadhana - Penances - Others

5. Sacred Geography: Forests - Mountains - Rivers - Lakes

6. Puranas: Puranic Events

7. Religious Life: Stotras - Puja - Pilgrimages - Festivals - Ashramas - Samskaras - Traditions

8. Other Aspects: Sanskrit - Arts - Music - Dance - Medicine - Architecture - Astronomy

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Om, May there be Peace in Heaven,
May there be Peace in the Sky,
May there be Peace in the Earth,
May there be Peace in the Water,
May there be Peace in the Plants,
May there be Peace in the Trees,
May there be Peace in the Gods in the various Worlds,
May there be Peace in Brahman,
May there be Peace in All,
May there be Peace Indeed within Peace,
Giving Me the Peace which Grows within Me,
Om, Peace, Peace, Peace.

(Shanti Mantra of Upanishad)

Preserve Nature,
And Nature will preserve Us,
Simplify Life,
And make the Nature thrive,
Plant Trees,
And make our planet Green.

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