Vrindavan lila: Pastimes at Mayur kutir and picture of blind sadhu!!!

Vrindavan lila: Pastimes at Mayur kutir and picture of blind sadhu!!!

On hill in Varshana we find the place called Mayur kutir.

It is the place where Radha and Krishna would dance as peacocks.

This act was done on many occasions.

Once during rainy season Srimati Radharnai saw peacocks and pea hens looking at the beautiful monsoon clouds as they danced together.

And She became very very much attracted and she expressed her desire to Krishna. So Krishna became peacock and Radharani became pea hen and they danced together on top of this hill.

Another occasion Sri Krishna asked Radharani to teach Him music because she was such a beautiful singer.

Her voice was sweeter than cuckoo bird. Actually cuckoo birds try to sing like Her. So Krishna wanted to learn to sing also.

But He didn’t want lesson to end so every time She would sing particular melody He would sing slightly wrong.

And She would teach again and little wrong and again little wrong because he never wanted this lesson to end.

So when She understood that He is purposely singing wrong she became transcendentally angry, Maan mandir.

And She went up to Maan mandir who is opposite hill to Mayur kutir and she performed Her maan lila. She would not talk to Krishna and she would not look at Krishna. Krishna desperately wanted Radharani’s affectionate glance.

So He went to the top of this hill and began dancing in the form of a peacock.

When Radharani looked over and saw that it was so enchanting that she forgot all about Her anger and She came across and She became like pea hen and together they dance. Mayur kutir.

Some hundred or so years ago there was a blind sadhu who lived on that hill.

And he worshiped this lila of Radha and Krishna from the core of his hearts, dancing together as peacocks.

It was his total absorption and he longed to see this lila.

Although he was blind he longed to see this lila of Radha and Krishna dancing in Barsana as peacocks.

So he performed his sadhna with deep prayer and Srimati Radharani appeared to him.

She said, I will show you this lila but whatever you see you must paint so that others could come to see it.

He said, I am blind how will I paint?

At that Barsana was very, very dense forest. It was quiet long ago.

How will I get paint brush? how will I get paints? How will I get canvas? How will I see what to paint?

Radharani express to him that you just make the endeavor sincerely I will give all help.

He dug in the grounds and got the minerals and made the paints some how or other got what ever is required to make the brushes and the canvas and it was all there.

Although he had no material vision to even see the ray of the light of the sun he was given the vision for the full panoramic view of the pastime of Krishna and Radharani dancing as peacock.

When this saint came out of his samadhi he painted that picture who is even present today on the altar of Mayor kutir. I am posting here original paining which i pictured when i was there. Although is forbidden to picture this paining somehow Radharani has allowed so all of you can see it..

Moral of the story:

When we here the story we realize although we see we are blind and although he was blind he could see.

Brahma samhita tells premanjana curita bhakti vilocanena.

We cannot see that which is divine when eyes are made up of water and flesh. Only when the eyes are ointed with the love can actually see the reality as it is.

Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare
Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare.

PS: I humbly request all the devotees to please forward and share this moral / instructive stories they hear so that everyone can be benefited by hearing about Krishna and his dear devotees.