Journey to Spiritual Places with Radhanath Swami

Jihva Mandir

on August 5, 2011 in Vrindavan Articles with 2 Comments

One can also visit the temple called Jihva mandir on the bank of Radha-kunda. Describing the appearance of this beautiful temple, Radhanath Swami elaborates, “Raghunath Das Goswami wanted to dig a well so that the Vrajvasis would not wash their clothes in Radha-Kunda. While digging the well the workers hit upon a rock and blood began to come out of that rock. Raghunath Das Goswami immediately stopped the digging. Later on, Lord Krishna appeared in his dream and told him that He was non-different from Govardhan and the rock that was hit upon was the tongue of Giriraj. Krishna then asked Radhunath Das Goswami to take out that sila and worship it on the altar.

Giriraj Back view

On the backside of the sila we can still see the markings of workers tools

Even to this day the Govardhan sila representing the tongue of Giriraj is worshipped with Tulasi leaves and water from the Radha-kunda as instructed by Lord Krishna to Das Goswami.

– Radhanath Swami

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