Journey to Spiritual Places with Radhanath Swami

Dheera-Sameera Kunja

Dhira Samira KunjaThis is one of the favourite meeting places of Shri Shri Radha and Krishna. One can find mention of this place in many of the literatures of the six Goswamis. Dheera means gentle and Sameera means wind or breeze. Dheera-Sameera, as the name suggests, means the place where the flow of the wind became very slow being intoxicated by the charming sound of Shyamsundar’s flute. Also here is the Pushpa Samadhi of Shrila Gauri Das Pandit, one of the most intimate associates of both Nityananda Prabhu and Lord Shri Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Radhanath Swami narrated the sweet pastime of Dheera Sameera to a large group of devotees during a Vrindavan Yatra.  One time Radha and Krishna were sitting together in this Dheera-Sameera Kunja and Krishna began to blow beautiful and sweet melodies through His flute. The nectarine sound vibration that emanated from Lord Shri Krishna’s flute was so pleasing that it captivated and intoxicated the hearts and the minds of all living entities of Vrindavan. On that particular day the wind was blowing very hard. But when it came to this place, hearing the sound of Krishna’s flute, the wind became very slow and graceful as it did not want to get separated from the beautiful sound of the flute of Shyamsundar. The wind just wanted to keep on gracefully floating at this place so as to serve as a host and an accompaniment to the sweet music of Krishna’s flute.

Radhanath Swami added that at this place one can just sit and absorb oneself in the sweetness and the mood of Vrindavan by hearing the beautiful sound of the singing of parrots and being surrounded with wonderful Kalpavriksha trees with slow cooling breezes touching ones body. This is Vrindavan where the entire atmosphere simply brings our heart closer to the remembrance of Radha and Krishna.