Seva Kunj – A Place of Divine Rasleela of Shri Krishna and Radharani

Seva Kunj with Pilu trees – Yes, what I guess is only found within Vrindavan and surrounding areas. We are now at Seva Kunj also known as Nikunj Van – Full of Pilu trees and said to be the resting place of Lord Krishna and Radha. I can imagine how Vrindavan was years ago the moment I enter Seva Kunj. It is said and believed Lord Krishna at this very location offered services to Radha when she was tired. There is a very beautiful Radha temple within Seva Kunj – a must-watch. And a little further a Well named as Lalita Kund. It is believed during raas-leela (holy dance) when Lalita – one of the friends of Radha felt thirsty Lord Krishna with his flute dug into the earth for water to quench her thirst. Lalita, Vishakha was the most lovable friend of Radha. It is believed during night hours even today Lord Krishna and Radha visit Seva Kunj and nobody is allowed to be inside the area. Even animals for example monkeys too leave this place at night. Seva Kunj is surrounded by high-raised walls from all sides. In recent years Shri Shyamanand Prabhu Ji got the Ghunghroo (ankle belt with metallic bells) of Shree Radha Rani Ji during daily sweeping of the area called as Sohni Sewa*. One day Lord Krishna, Radha appeared – tilaka was done on the forehead of Shri Shyamanand Prabhu Ji by Lord Krishna and thus Swami Ji had darshan (a glimpse of the Lord). Sewa Kunj is approx. 5,500 years old but was re-discovered by Goswami Shri Hith Harvansh Ji in the year 1590.

*Sohni Sewa – To clean the ground or a location with utmost devotion.

Bolo Radha Rani ki Jai

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