God is our Godfather. He watches our every move and fulfils
our every need. He never lets us down if we pin our faith on him.
He provides the smallest help to the greatest help to prove our
Bhakti on him to the world.
Brindavan is even today treated as the holy place where Lord Krishna
moved around. In that place lived once a Brahmin called Giridharlal.
He was known for his Bhakti, Vairagya kindness and respect for
the Sadhus. Everyday he prayed to the Sadhus. He wore anklets
and danced and sang playing 'Tumbura'. He sang Kirthanas of God
and stole the hearts of young and old alike.
One day, when he was praying to Gopalakrishna in the temple some
Sadhus who had come there asked him to sing and dance the Rasaleela
of Krishna. Giridharlal was in a fix. He couldn't say no to such
great Sadhus. Their anger would drive him to hell. But his anklets
and Tumbura were at home. It would take some time for him to go
and fetch them. How best should he react? God showed him a way
out. As everybody was watching, he got from the sky shining anklets,
Tumbura Tala and Pithambaram. He accepted them with utmost reverence
and devotion. The Sadhus wondered at his Bhakti. They praised
him for the blessings showered on him by God.
Then Giridharlal wore the silk dhoti tied the anklets to his feet,
held the Tumbura in his hand and sang and danced Rasaleela. The
Sadhus were watching with deep interest. Giridharlal also sang
the Rasaleela and was engrossed in it. Then the Lord saw to it
that the people gathered there witnessed his Rasaleela in Krishnavatar
time. The Sadhus and Giridharlal were filled with joy. Then God
put an end to his leela and vanished.
The Sadhus were so thrilled there prayed to him in many ways and
then prayed to the Lord too. Oh God Nobody can praise your leela.
Not even Adisesha or Saraswathi or Brahma. In such a case how
can we after all ordinary human beings praise you? You should
bless us with your great kindness. Then Giridharlal took them
to his math, offered them food and ate after them and spent time
in listening to stories of God.
One day, a Viragi came there. Giridharlal gave him a warm welcome
offered Pranams to him and washed his feet and drank that tirdham.
The people in the town objected to it. They said Giridharlal could
not be a true Brahmin since he served a Viragi from a cemetery.
Giridharlal said that that Sanyasi was a devotee of the Lord Vishnu.
Moreover it doesn't befit them to insult a great man. Then they
challenged Giridharlal, If you have powers to identify him as
a great man, then you provide life to a dead body. Giridharlal
accepted the challenge.
One day they took him to a dead body, Giridharlal prayed to Krishna
in various ways and then looked at the dead body. He woke up as
if from deep sleep and went round Giridharlal. Then the people
pleaded to Giridharlal to forgive them. He took it as the leela
The people prostrated before God and asked him to teach them how
to be blessed, by God and how to be liberated from life. Giridharlal
taught them Krishna mantra and asked them to recite it. He said;
treat everything as a manifestation of God. Develop Jnana, Bhakti
and Vairagya and control your Indriyas. Use your Indriyas for
the good of others do your duty sincerely and leave the result
to God. Pray to Sadhus and accept that Tirdham Prasadam. Then
you will be liberated from life and you will experience Sat Chit
Ananda! They prayed to him and left.
Giridharlal continued his prayer of God and transformed many people
into Bhaktas, visited many holy places and finally attained Moksha.
Giridharlal helped his disciples to attained Moksha.
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