The Land Where God Appears
Is Vrindavan only special for being Lord Krishna’s birthplace? People who have been there take our attention to another specialty of the place – Nidhivan! It is a beautiful temple that appears to be ordinary during the day, but as the sun sets its miracles reveal themselves. There is a belief among the people of Vrindavan that the Lord appears along with Radharani and the other Gopis to perform the rasleela.
Since the Lord himself appears here every night the place is also known as Pratyaksha Sthal. Bankey Bihari, as the Lord is known here, comes to this pious place. Has anyone seen him come? This question has an interesting answer. It is said that anyone who entered Nidhivan at night has never returned to normalcy. In worst cases people have even died. Ask the local people about this and they will tell you that this is the result of witnessing the beautiful form of the Lord. Apparently, after seeing the amazing form of Bankey Bihari, a person loses interests in worldly things and either loses senses that help him enjoy this or loses life altogether.
Hard to believe, isn’t it? The priests of Rang Mahal have proof of the appearance of Bankey Bihari. Every evening the priest puts two toothbrushes, a saree, bangles, paan leaves, some holy water in jug with four sweets and every morning they appear scattered and used. There is no way anyone else can enter the territory. So, there no other option, but for us to believe that it is God who comes every night. No closed or locked door can prevent the all-pervading Lord from entering any territory. For non-believers it may only be a story or a myth, but for the believers its nothing less than a miracle. I believe in it. Do you?
- Kruti Beesam
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