Appearance of Vrinda devi in Kamyavan

Vrinda devi

Vrinda devi is an expansion of Shrimati Radharani. Vrinda devi is the presiding deity of the land of Vrindavan. In fact, She is orchestrating the whole land of Vrindavan to make pleasing arrangements for the pastimes of Radha and Krishna and Their devotees. She has many millions of parrots that are flying around Vrindavan, all sending messages for orchestrating the pleasure pastimes of Shri Shri Radha and Krishna. Thus Vrinda devi is the producer and director of the original social networking system.

Vrinda devi is creating the seasons, the particular flowers and the trees with their particular fragrances in Vrindavan. She is assembling the different pure hearted animals like peacocks and deer and arranging them to be present in various places at various times. Just for the pleasure of Shri Shri Radha and Krishna and Gopas and Gopis they are all ultimately acting under the direction of Vrinda devi to orchestrate a wonderful stage performance by which Radha and Krishna can enjoy Their pastimes.

Radhanath Swami explained during one of his yatras to Kamyavan that once when Rupa Goswami was living in Vrindavan, he had a vision in which Vrinda devi appeared to him and revealed that She in Her deity form was hidden in “Brahma Kunda”. So Shrila Rupa Goswami excavated Shri Brahma Kunda and there found this beautiful deity of Vrinda devi. She was originally installed by Vajranabh, Krishna’s great-grandson, approximately 5,000 years ago. This is the most ancient, prominent deity of Vrinda devi in the entire world. Srila Rupa Goswami installed Vrinda devi in his Radha Govinda temple in Vrindavan and there he personally worshipped Her. Later on when Aurangazeb attacked Vrindavan to destroy the temples and deities, the King of Jaipur decided to bring all the prominent deities of Vrindavan to Jaipur for protection. So on bullock carts he brought the deities of Shri Shri Radha Madanmohan, Radha Govinda, Radha Gopinath and Radha Govindaji along with Shrimati Vrinda devi. On the way to Jaipur they stopped at Kamyavan for the three nights. On the morning of the fourth day, all the carts started as per schedule except Vrinda devi’s cart. They tried everything but they could not move this cart even by an inch. Then Vrinda devi revealed to the pujaris that “I do not wish to leave Vrindavan. Krishna is the Lord of the Universe. He may go anywhere. But I am the goddess of Vrindavan, please do not take Me from Vrindavan.” So since that very time, She has been residing here at the Radha Govinda temple in Kamyavan. In fact this is the most prominent temple of Kamyavan.

– Radhanath Swami