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Aarti Kunjbihari ki by Hari Om Sharan, video and lyrics

Lyrics of arti Kunjbihari ki

vasudev sutam devam kansa chaarun mardanam

devaki paramaandam krishnam vande jagatgururum.

aarati kunj bihaari ki,

shree girdhar krishna muraari ki.

gale me vaijyanti mala

bajaave murali madhur baala

shravan me kundal jhalkaala

nand ke nand, sri anand kand, mohan brij chandra

radhika raman bihari ki

shree girdhar krishna muraari ki

aarati kunj bihaari ki

shree girdhar krishna muraari ki.

gagan sam ang kanti kaali

radhika chamak rahi aali

latan me thaade banmaali

bhramar si alak,

kasturi tilak,

chandra si jhalak,

lalit chavi shyama pyari ki

shree girdhar krishna muraari ki

aarati kunj bihaari ki

shree girdhar krishna muraari ki.

jaha te pragat bhai ganga

kalush kali haarini sri ganga

smaran te hot moh bhanga

basee shiv sheesh, jata ke beech

hare agh keech

charan chhavi sri banwari ki

shree girdhar krishna muraari ki

aarati kunj bihaari ki

shree girdhar krishna muraari ki.

Sri Banke Bihari ji ke sawaiya, 3 of 144

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जै जै मचों ब्रज में चहूँ ओर, ते बोल रहे नर नारी जौ जै जै ।
जै जै कहें सब देब विमानन, ब्रह्मा त्रिलोचन बोलत जै जै ॥
जै जै कहें भृगु व्यास परासर, बोल रहे सनकादिक जै जै ।
जै जै ‘छबीले’ रँगीले रसीले की, बोलो श्रीबाँकेबिहारी की जै जै ॥

Verses for Sri Banke Bihari of Vrindavan written by by Bhakti era poet Chabeele.

Sri Banke Bihari ji ke sawaiya, 2 of 144

Banke Bihari Temple (Vrindavan, India)

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अंग ही अंग जड़ाऊ जड़े, अरु सीस बनी पगिया जरतारी ।
मोतिन माल हिये लटकै, लटुबा लटकै लट घूँघर वारी ॥
पूरब पुन्य तें ‘रसखानि’ ये माधुरी मूरति आय निहारी ।
चारो दिशा की महा अघनाशक, झाँकी झरोखन बाँके बिहारी ॥

Meaning of this sawaiya by Bhakti poet Raskhan:

Sri Banke Bihari is bejewelled with gemstone ornaments and he is wearing an elaborate head-dress a pagari embellished in zari-zardozi metallic threads. A pearl necklace around his neck is touching his heart, and his curly hair frames the face. Raskhan says that it is my love for Bihari ji from an earlier lifetime that brings me here to Vrindavan, where I come to admire my beloved Sri Banke Bihari ji through the framed doorway to his room :-)

Kin sang khelu holi – Meera Bai, Lata Mangeshkar

This song is more in the Chaiti spirit of virah. Chaitra comes soon after the month of Phalgun, and we see here a touch of the Chaiti in terms of longing for the beloved in a particular season.

Lata Mangeshkar sings Mira Bai’s Kin sang khelu holi…

Star fruit tree

The Star fruit tree! The Star fruit, Carambola or Amrak is very tasty in fruit salads. They make a beautiful decoration of the salad when you cut it into stars. Those stars are also very tasty and decorative in tea. They are sweet-sour but less sour than the lemon.

In Vrindavan’s Banke Bihari bazar, there is a street stall which sells not easily found sour fruit: in a salad or on their own: Star fruit, Tamarind, wild ber, to name a few.

Holi Rasiya song – Aaj biraj me hori

Holi celebration at Sri Banke Bihari temple, Vrindavan. This song is folk song from Braj. It is a Hori Rasiya. Song clip: Bhagwat Acharya: Sri Mridul Krishna Shastri

Lyrics: Aaj Biraj me hori re Rasiya…

Aaj biraj me Hori re Rasiya, Hori re rasiya barjori re Rasiya

It te aaye Kunwar Kanhaiya, ut te Radha gori re Rasiya

Aaj biraj me Hori re Rasiya, Hori re rasiya barjori re Rasiya

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Mira bai temple in Vrindavan

Meera Bai temple in Vrindavan is just off the crossroad which opens at Nidhivan on one side and faces Shah ji temple. As you face the entrance to the Shah ji temple, look to your left, a narrow lane by the temple's bounday wall marks the path to Mirabai temple. It is a simple structure in Rajasthani style architecture. The saligram shila deity is visible from the entrance of the temple itself. There is a patch of green plants in the aangan facing the Lord. Money plant and other ornamental greens surround a small water fountain that can be seen in operation in summer months here.

This is the place where Mira Bai stayed while she was in Vrindavan.

Meera Bai came to Vrindavana when Jiva Gosvami and Roop Goswami were there. She was born in Marwar, Jodhpur's village of Kudki, Rajasthan. Her father Samanta Ratan Singh gave her in marriage to prince Bhojraj, the eldest son of Maharana Samgram Singh of Chittor (Mewar, Rajasthan). Bhojraj died after four years. Bhojraj's brother Bikramjit Singh became the Rana of Chittor. He tried to stop Mira Bai's worship of Girdhar-Gopala (Krishna) and her dancing in ecstasy for Krishna. It is said that he tried to kill her by sending her a poisonous snake in a box. When Meera Bai opened the box she found a shalagrama-shila inside. This black shaligram shila is in this Mirabai temple in Vrindavan.

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